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Thursday, July 15, 2010 Page 9 Tri-County News Kimball, MN Local students on Kimball Schools information I1.:1"*:- Like the rest of the commu- School Board Room to discuss ~v,ll~-~,]~ 'l[~t~.~. ~ /~~ ..~'.~..~.: " " ." LZ"---.. nity, Kimball Area Public Schools and vote on a proposed operating ]~]lr g'- ~,,~,.I,~,,.I lr &~.ll~.l//~j~-'- _ ~l~i un~wlsconsln-bau ~;lalre have faced many fiscal challenges levy referendum to be put before ~ ...... L~n'v~ ~ ~ ~ .. x nne university of wisconsin- these past several years Declin- voters Tuesday, Nov. 2. In an effort ~~[ ~ ~ ~au~lalrenasnamedl,907under-ing enrollment and inadequateto provide the best resources pus- ~ ~-~-: ~ - ; graauatestuuentstoitsdeansiist state and federal funding have sibleforthecommunity, Kimball ~ ~ ~_~~~ tor the 2010 spring semester - . " " " H : , created budget shortfalls leading Schools is currently putting lnfor- ~ .... . Prom ~out~,, aven: Angeia to more than $750,000 in cuts in mation together on the levy ques- ~ W~_ l~_,q ~~-'-~ vetsch, Arts and ciences ...... ......... staffing, core classes and extra- tlon itself, how much funding it ~~ -Dal~e / ":~ IR lexanor!.a lecnmca! ~ curricular activities, will provide and how Kimball~~ t;ommunlzy .t;Ollege Despite these budgetary chapSchools will be affected. ~l'~ ~~._ t reggKalsanen, Dean of Aca- len-es, Kimball Schools have Please look for information oemic Armirs, at Alexandria Tech- .o ....... ......... maintained a quality education to be sent via mail In the coming ~~T ~ "~ nlcaI ~ t~ommunlty COllege, rec.- and our students have been suc- weeksandalsoontheKimballArea Mau_ Drive ognIzes 439 udentsfor academic cessful. However, an even greater Public Schools website .Acommunlty ~ ...... ~~~~ area ,Student was. named to me rent operating levy in place for the group, "Because Our Kids Matter", ~~U ~:dO-I /j/O~ dean s iist tor achieving a GPA oz r vi .... upcoming 2010-2011 school year, has also been formed to p o de a ~r ~ample a varm~ztj o~ .. _ i .... " .... 3.5or nigher sprzn.g semester 2010. expires in June 2011. forum for community members Prom vvagKlnS Emily Lurgen, The current operating levy, to become involved and receive Interior Design which is less than half of neigh- information. They have cre- U of M-Twin Cities boring districts, does not provide The following area students enough funding to prevent bud- have made the dean's list for the get cuts. The loss of the operating University of Minnesota Twin Cit- levy entirely in 2011, will lead to ies campus 2010 Spring Semester. severe budget cuts that will dras- Students on the list all achieved tically affect the ability of Kimball a grade point average of 3.66 or Schools to provide a quality, com- higher while taking 12 or more petitive education. credits. The Kimball Area Pub- From Kimball: Aaron J Lahr, lic Schools Board of Education College of Continuing Education. will meet Wednesday, July 21, at From St. Augusta: All J Lanz, 6:30 p.m. in the Kimball High College of Liberal Arts. ated a website, , that will con- tain information on the proposed operating levy and future meeting dates. They can also be e-mailed at . Please do not hesitate to become involved in future weeks, as the future of education in Kim- ball is an issue that affects us all. From South Haven: Anna Sgt Kathy P R Lashinski, College of Educ/ ~:~.~::~, ~ , ederso~ Human Development; Katy L ~) Manley, College of Biological Sci- .... Minnesota State Patrol ences; Adam P Poquette, College HOW hot iS unsafe for kids ofBiologicalSciences, in the ear? From Watkins: Rachael Berg, College of Continuing Education. Dear Trooper Kathy: My Sister related disorders for themselves left her kids in the car, for only a and others. short time, when it was really hot. I Heat stroke deaths on the rise i[i was wondering, how hot is unsafe Just last month there were Local faro es forkids? seven vehicular heat-stroke needed for Vrooper Kathy Says: There are deaths nationwide. Already in actually two wrongs here. 2010, we have documented at least cultural exchange First: Never leave your children 18 vehicularheat-stroke deaths. So alone in the car, even for a SHORT what can you do? Below are a cou- students while. Many times the SHORT trip pie of very simple proactive tips ASSE International Student turns out to be 15 minutes or Ion- that can help prevent these trag- Exchange Programs (ASSE) is ger. edies. The lazy days of summer have= Lock your car ... and tell seeking local families to host boys just begun. We have documented your family and friends to lock and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries more than 100 nontraffic fatalities their vehicles, especially if they around the world, in the United States in less than 6 are in the driveway or garage. Students come with an enthusi- months. People's lives are being Many children have climbed into asm to practice their English and lost and we must all work together an unlocked vehicle, become experience American culture - to end these preventable injuries trapped, and were overcome by and deaths. We have some excel- the heat causing their death. food, sports, shopping and more. They will also Share their own cul- lent information to share with you * Look before you lock ... put ture with host families. Host fam- and hope you pass this on to oth- your cell phone, employee badge ilies welcome these students into ers. or lunch on the floor board in front their family, not as a guest, but as Heat Stress Reminder-Heat of your child. Get in the habit of a family member, giving both the stroke deaths on the rise always opening the back door of students and families a rich cul- Nontraffic injuries and death your vehicle every time you reach turalexperience, peak in the summer months your destination to ensure no In addition, students have Did you know that a person child has been left behind. This pocket money for personal working in temperatures of 85 will soon become a habit. expenses; and full health, accident degrees with a relative humidity of Be nosy.., look into vehicles in and liability insurance. Students 70 percent would be at a heat index parking lots to ensure a baby has are academically selected onto in the extreme caution range, put- not been left behind. If you do see ting them at risk for heat-related a child in a vehicle, call 911 imme- program, and host families can disorders? This is just one exam- diately. choose their students from a wide pie of a temperature and humid- Nontraffic injuries and death variety of backgrounds, countries ity combination that could cause peek in the summer months and personal interests, a problem. In 2010, nationallywe have doc- To become a host family or to With the outdoor temperatureumented over 100 nontraffic fatal- find out how to become involved forecasted to be in the upper 80s, ities in less than six months. There with ASSE as an Area Represen- heat stress is a real concern. Work- have been 35 frontovers, 32 back- tative in your community, please ing in these hot and humid envi- overs, and 18 heat-related fatal- call ASSE Midwest Regional Office ronments can lead to heat disor- ities. Kids are home from school at(800) 736-1760. There are many ders ranging from the relatively and everyone is outside and students to choose from, so call mild condition of heat fatigue to underfoot. Please walk all the way and begin the process of welcom- the very serious condition of heat around your vehicle before mov- ing your new son or daughter into stroke, ing it and make sure all children your family today. If you are working in environ- are being properly supervised ments (outdoors or in uncondi- before you put the vehicle into tioned indoor environments) you gear. should have plans in place that If you have any questions address prevention of heat related regarding traffic safety and/or disorders. Plans may include such traffic laws, please e-mail her at things as verification that peo- . ple remain well hydrated andSgt. Pederson will not offer advice that additional rest breaks in cool on specific situations or real areas are available. People should events, which involve law enforce- also be trained on recognizing ment. the signs and symptoms of heat- Migraine relief and prevention! Migra Dr. GaryVerbovanec Chiropractic Clinic 320-764-3000 Central Avenue Watkins Day Camp Ior Students, 7-11years Wednesday, Aug. 18 -4p.m. Old-fashioned games & crafts Heritage Park nature 'walk - Make ice cream Archeology digs Museum tour & projects Special guests Bud & Mary Molin sharing "Olden Days" paid at registration ) your own, non-refrigerated, lunch ................................................................................ Reservations or information, please ca)l: 320-253-8424 toll-free: 866-253-8424 235 33 Ave. S. St.