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P :I O'g: 1 dr l W WI/ llWIb t J Thursday, ]uly 11, 2013 n Upcoming programs at Kimball Public Library The Kimball Public Library is offering the following programs. Art In a Bottle - July 15: Chil- dren age 7-12 are invited to make Art in a Bottle at the Kimball Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mon- day, July 15. All materials will be provided to create a beautiful bot- fie of art using colored sand. The attendance limit is 12 and prereg- istration is required. Walk-ins Hill be welcome if the registration limit isn't filled. Reading Rox at the Library - July 17: Teens and children 5 and older are invited to meet base- ball players from the St. Cloud Rox at the Kimball Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17. Rox players Hill be on hand to read stories, answer ques- tions, give some tips and sign post- ers (or your own baseball or glove). The Rox play in the Northwoods League, with teams made up of star college players. Each year, North- woods League teams are watched by scouts and their players drafted. More than 60 Northwoods League alums have made it to the big leagues. For more information, contact the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Mor- rison, Sherburne, Steams, 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 10-1 & 2-7, Wednesday 10-1 & 3-6, Friday 3-6, Saturday 9-12. Maintenance Work on the Lake Wobegon Trail Portions of the Lake Wobegon Trail Hill be closed sporadically throughout the remainder of the summer for pavement repairs. The trail is in need of some significant work, including crack and hole fill- ing and the complete resurfacing of some segments. The trail will be closed in the areas where work is being done. If users see construction, they should use another portion of the trail. Trail users are asked to stay off freshly repaired surfaces. Steams County's Park Depart- ment received repeated complaints over the past several years about holes in the trail or the surface being too bumpy. These repairs Hill give a better surface quality and make the trail safer for users. Maintenance Hill be done as contractors are available and as weather permits, July 8 through Aug. 31, 2013. Kingston Johnson-Kelly American Legion Auxiliary Members met for their reg- ular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 25, at Kingston Johnson- Kelly Hall. Meeting called to order by president Lauri Wills. Prayers by chaplain Chris Jeppesen. The members of the Kingston Johnson- Kelly post 483 joined the auxiliary members for opening exercises, all repeating the Pledge of Allegiance, singing the "Star-Spangled Ban- ner," and repeating the Preamble to the Constitution of the Ameri- can Legion and Auxiliary. Separate meetings were then held. Secretary Judy Compton read minutes of the last meeting, and roll call showed 15 members present. Unfinished and new business were discussed. Installation of officers for the 2013-14 year took place with Alice Make art in a bottle at Ann. Library Children ages 7-12 are invited to make Art in a Bottle at the Annan- dale Public Library from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 19. All materials will be provided to create a beautiful bot- fie of art using colored sand. The attendance limit is 12 and prereg- istration is required. Walk-ins Hill be welcome if the registration limit isn't filled. For more information, call the Annandale library at (320) 274- 8448. Annandale Mea Public Library hours: Mon. 2-5, Tue. 9-1 & 2-5, Wed. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 &2-5, Sat. 9-12 Root, past president, assisting. President Micki Turja, First Vice President Marie W'flliamson, Sec- ond Vice President Jessica Camp- bell, Third Vice President Lois Wills, Sergeant at Arms Linda Atkinson, Secretary Rose Olson, Treasurer Mary Jane Arens, Exclam. Chris Jeppesen and Ann Hamilton, His- torian Chris Jeppesen, Public Rela- tions Ann Hamilton. Alice Root is on record for being the first president of the Auxiliary when it was formed May 21, 1962. Annual memorial service also was held, presented by our chap- lain Chris Jeppesen, honoring all our deceased members. Sandy Smith and Micki Turja attended the annual spring Amer- ican Legion Auxiliary Conven- tion Saturday, June 8 at New Lon- don. The. day consisted of busi- ness meetings with information for the American Legion and Aux- iliary for the year, including the consideration of resolutions from Auxiliaries and the election of offi- cers. The past district president was Jodi Meckle, and new president for 2013-14 Hill be Pat Ecker. The department American Legion and American Legion Aux- iliary convention will be held at Mahnomen, Minn., July 18-20. The Auxiliary convention Hill be high- lighted by a visit from Northwest Division Vice President Doris Ann Werlinger of South Dakota. Our department president Raleen Tol- zmann should be present at the American Legion Auxiliary conven- tion. Friday, June 14 was Flag Day. Were you patriotic and flew your flag? Girls State was held at Bethel University June 9-15. It was the 67th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Minnesota State, with about 370 women learning about Minnesota government by actually running a government. A delicious lunch was served by Alice Root and Barb Root. The members of the Kingston Johnson-Kelly American Legion, Honor Guard and Kingston John- son-Kelly American Legion Aux- iliary Hill be present in Litchfield Tuesday, July 16, to see off three busloads of Litchfield area National Guard members who are being deployed to Afghanistan; these 99 Guard members will be on their way to Texas for training. Buses will leave the Armory at 9 a.m., drive through Litchfield main street, then travel past Darwin and Dassel. We all wish them a safe trip, and keep them in our thoughts as they serve. Let's allfly our flags, also in their honor, and remember all the ser- vice men and women wherever they are serving. The next meeting of the Kings- ton Johnson-KellyAmerican Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Hill be Tuesday evening, Aug. 27. Our membership dues Hill be due that evening. Enjoy the Fourth of July, and fly your flags. 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