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Thursday, July 8, 2010 ity Commun Brandt Graduation Open Houses Saturday, July 10 2-5 p.m., Erin Gilpatrick, daugh- ter of Jeff and Shirley Gilpatrick, at 8144 State Hwy. 55, Kimball). *FB* 2 p.m.-?, Reana Orbeck, daugh- ter of Jeff and Lynn Orbeck, at their home (10472 State Hwy. 55, Kim- ball). Saturday, July 17 12-4 p.m., Kristina Mackereth, &apos;daughter of Dave and Melissa Mack- ereth, at Willow Creek Park in Kim- ball. *FB* 1-5 p.m., Melissa Hechtel, daugh- ter of Allen and Lisa Hechtel, at their home (5536 Co. Rd. 146, South Haven). *FB* 3 p.m.-?, Tesslynn Callander, daughter of Robbie and Judy Cal- lander, at their home (33695 748th Ave., South Haven). *FB* Saturday, July 31 1-5 p.m., Brittany Donabauer, daughter of Rhonda Donabauer and Greg Pusc, at Willow Creek Park in Kimball. Call or e-mail the Tri-County News to get your open house listed. (*FB* denotes that their open house is listed on Facebook) Kimball Ubrary programming The Kimball branch of Great River Regional Library is offering the following programs. Frog Symphony - July 8 Children ages 3-12 are invited to the Kimball library for a pre- sentation called "The Frog Sym- phony" 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thurs- day, July 8. This presentation by staff from St. /ohn's Arboretum involves singing, storytelling, and imitating calls of local frogs using homemade instruments. The attendance limit is 30 and prereg- isralion is required. Splash of Science - July 12 Cllildren ages 7-12 are invited to the Kimball library for a "Splash of Science" program 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 12. Barb Lantis, who has 30 years of experience devel- oping children's programs, will educate and entertain children with wet and wild water experi- ments. The attendance limit is 20 and preregistration is required. Color Your Beach Ball - July 15 Children ages 3-12 are invited to a "Color Your Own Beach Ball" program at the Kimball library 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 15. All supplies will be provided for chil- dren to color their own beach ball to take home and keep. Perma- nent markers will be used, so par- ents of young children must stay with their child. The attendance limit is 12 and preregistration is required. This program is cospon- sored with the Kimball Friends of the Library. For more information about Kimball Public Library activities, please contact the library at (320) 398-3915. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Mor- rison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, pro- gramming and information ser- vices. Kimball Library open hours Monday 3-6, Wednesday 10-1, 3-6, Thursday 10-1, 3-8, Saturday 9-12. www.tricou ntynews. M N 55+ Driver Improvement Program The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the fol- lowing days: July 15 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 5 to 9 p.m. Gilleland Chev- rolet/Geo Inc. 3019 Division St; St. Cloud. July 20 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 5 to 9 p.m. Apollo High School - Room 614, 1000 44th Ave N; Door 30; St. Cloud. July 22 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Salem Lutheran Church 90 Riverside Dr. SE; St. Cloud. July 15 (8-Hr. Full Course) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Life Assembly of God 2409 Clearwater Rd; St. Cloud. July 6 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Life Assem- bly of God 2409 Clearwater Rd; St. Cloud. July 27 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Life Assembly of God 2409 Clear- water Rd; St. Cloud. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre- registration is requested. A MN Highway Safety & Research Cen- ter certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to- date research in the field, partic- ipants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. This class has some- thing for everyone! The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20 and the eight-hour course is $24. For more information or to reg- ister, visit our website at <www. mnsafetycenter.org> or call toll free (888) 234-1294 Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a ten percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent discount. Adeline Ann is proud tO announce the birth of her baby sister Emma Elizabeth, born June 22, 2010. Emma weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces, and she was 22 inches long. Proud parents are Steven and Sarah Brandt of Chester Springs, Pa. Grandparents are Nick and Pat Brandt of Kimball, and Fred and Kathy Stratton of Colo- nial Heights, Va. Programming at Annandale Library Stories with Sally - July 9, 16, 23, 30 Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to the Annandale library for Stories with Sally at 10 a.m. Fridays in July, beginning July 9. Stories with Sally includes stories and songs and is intended to promote early literacy skills for young children. Early lit- eracy is what children know about books and letters and reading and writing before they actually learn how to read and write. The atten- dance limit is 30. CLIMB Theatre Camp - July 12-15 Children in grades K-6 are invited to register for the CLIMB Theatre Camp taking place at the Annandale High School Audi- torium Monday through Thurs- day, July 12-15. Two sessions are offered. Session 1: Grades K-2, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Session 2: Grades 3-6, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Children will work with other kids and CLIMB actor-educa- tors to make up their own perfor- mance and learn the basics of act- ing. They will learn to feel more comfortable performing in front of an audience through games and activities. CLIMB Theatre is a Twin Cities-based professional theatre group that produces original plays and classes for schoolchildren on a range of topics. All registration must he done with Annandale Community Ed., either by calling (320) 274-3058, or (320) 963-5991, or by going online to <www.annml.com>. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund and it is cosponsored by Annandale Com- munity Ed. Splash of Science - July 16 Children ages 7-12 are invited to the Annandale library for a Splash of Science program 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 16. Barb Lantis, who has worked with chil- dren's library programming for 30 years, will bring wet and wild water experiments to the library. The attendance limit is 20 and pre- registration is required. H( )n Eric and Jaclyn (Messer) Hel- geson of North St. Paul proudly announce the birth of their daugh- ter Erin Martha Alice, born May 25, 2010. Erin weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces, and she was 18 3/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Rhonda Ingebrigtson of Kimball, Marvin Messer of Fairhaven, and Jon and Sue Helgeson of Dawson. Great-grandparents are Ken and Deloris Ingebrigtson, and Dale and Monica Douglas, all of Kimball. Election judges needed The city of Kimball is looking for a couple of election judges. If interested, please stop in at City Hall for more information. Little Miss Kimball 2010 Kimball Days 2010 will have a "Little Miss Kimball" pageant Fri- day, Aug. 13. This event is open to girls age 6-10 who live within the Kimball School District. The fee is $30. The limit is 10 girls. The first 10 applications with completed paperwork will be the contes- tants. Letters have been sent out to Kimball businesses and organiza- tions. Any questions, call Chris at (320) 398-5231. Deadline is July 20. Page I B,&I show,s Lies-Krippner A bridal shower is planned for Amanda Lies, daughter of Joe and Cindy Lies of Eden Valley, bride- to-be of Kevin Krippner, son of Larry and Helen Krippner of Pearl Lake (Marty). The shower will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Watkins Village Hall. Steffens-Dahnke There will be an open house bridal shower for Kelly Steffens, bride-to-be of Jeremy Dahnke at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Kim- ball City Hall. Parents of the couple are Mike and Pam Steffens of Aitkin and Dan and Sheila Dahnke of Kim- ball. Blood Drive in Watkins July 28 Blood donors (registered and new) are needed for the Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. Wednes- day, July 28, at the Watkins City Hall in Watkins. Recruiters will be calling soon to schedule appoint- ments, or you can schedule one yourself at <redcrossblood.org>, or by calling Theresia at (320) 764- 7251, or Betty at (320) 764-9163. Give the gift of life. Auction Saturday, July 17 Serving 5-8 p.m. Spaghetti; & Caesar salad $10 per person 5 & under FREE [ will be donated to the KMS Memorial "kNever Forgotten'k Kimball Legion Post 261 201 S Main St., Kimball info see www.KMSRIDE.COM Licen 005754)02 SATURDAY, JULY 10 8-8:45am: 5k & lk registration 9 am: Pork Chop Trot 5k walk/run 10 am: Pork Chop Trot l k kid's walk/run FUN/ See www.holycrossmn.org for details 11 am-12 am: Beer Garden/Hamburger Stand 11:30 am-12:45pm: Bean Bag Tournament 2 pro: Volleyball Tournament begins 8 pm-12 am: Street Dance featuring B.L,T, &sponsored by : The Pearl Lake Lodge  I k-P-b. 4;.  SUNDAY, JULY 11 10 am: Polka Mass with Stan's Country Dutchmen ' : ii 11am-1:80 pro: Grilled Pork Chop Dinner w/flesh sweet corn  "":' ::1 11am-5 pro" Hamburger & Fry Stand   11am-6 pro: Beer Garden   // i11am-3 pm: Children s Games  --" ". SILENT AUCTION 7  C E12-5 pm: Music by Preston & Paulzit ' i1:30-2:45pm: Bean Bag Tournament Registration-Begins @ 3 pm ! 2 pm: Tractor Pull, (ages 5-10)  J I E p m:Rafle Drawing- ,000.,: Grand Prize!...:; ...... .