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Charlie Dick, 16 Charlie Dick of Watkins died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 22, at the Paynesville Hospital from a bacterial infection of the heart. He was 16. Services were at 11 a.m. Tues- day, July 28, at the Penwell-Gabel Paola Chapel, Paola, Kans.. Visi- tation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Mon- day. Burial was in the Osawatomie Cemetery in Osawatomie, Kans. Charlie Ryan Dick was born March 5, 1993, in Olathe, Kans. to Kelly and Joanna Dick. He grew up in Paola until the family moved to Pretty Prairie, Kans., in 2000, and then later moved to Watkins, Minn., in 2007. He attended Eden Valley-Watkins High School. Char- lie enjoyed the outdoors, wood- working, and being with his fam- ily and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Richard Dick and his aunt Theresa Light. Charlie is survived by his par- ents Kelly and Joanna Dick of Watkins; sisters Kaitlin Lou- ise Dick, and Meghan Katherine Dick, brother Jake Avery Dick, all at home; maternal grandparents Ronnie and Nardina Light of Whi- temore, Calif.; paternal grand- mother Mary Ellen Dick of Paola; and many aunts, uncles and cous- ins. Charlie was liked and loved by so many because of his sweet, funny, helpful, and caring ways. Charlie will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Charlie Dick memorial fund in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 305 North Pearl, Paola, KS 66071. To leave a special message for the family, go to &lt;penwellgabel>. Church 40bit. Thursday, Iuly 30, 2009 ............... Tri-County News Kimball, MN !ii ii[ .................... :iil i Often, one column I write leads to others. Barbara Toney reads this column in the Lebanon Reporter (Indiana). She e-mailed recently, asking if she could correspond with a person I had featured a month ago who was heavily involved in caring for his father with Alzheimer's disease. After learning she had an inter- esting story; I interviewed her, too. The Aizheimer's AssociationWeb site says this progressive, gradual- onset, fatal brain disease affects five million Americans. It causes mem- ory, thinking, and behavior difficul- ties, and is our nation's sixth-lead- ing cause of death. 'Nbout five years ago, I began noticing his short-term memory problems first," Said 71-year-old Toney of her husband, Tom. "He'd ask what day it was two or three times a day. Then he would go down Daniel t. Vance Having Alzheimer disease to his woodworking shed and not remember what he was supposed to do when he got there." When Toney sought treat- ment for him, for whatever reason, one doctor after another ignored Alzheimer's disease as a possible cause and began zeroing in instead on major depression, which Tom had experienced since 1970 after his son's death. "But over all those years, I'd been around him enough to know there was a difference between the depression and these other symp- toms," said Toney, a former medical transcriptionist. She added, "Then hestarted hav- ing panic attacks. Heew some- thing was wrong, didn't know how to voice it, and just retreated. He'd always been a people person." To complicate matters, Tom also had rheumatoid arthritis and had sur- vived 15 surgeries in life, including two for cancer. Three years ago, they moved to Lebanon, Ind., to a place "where the (complex owners) take care of everything," she said. Tom was no longer able to do outdoor tasks at their old home. After the move, his mental confusion worsened. Again, along the way, at least four doctors had failed to diagnose her husband with anything other than major depression. She finally grabbed a doctor's attention after learning more about Alzheimer's disease herself, and when Tom ver- bally began demanding an answer to his difficulties. This doctor eventually diag- nosed Tom with Alzheimer's dis- ease and prescribed medicine. "Two weeks later, I began seeing a huge change in him," she said. "He still has short-term memory prob- lems, but his speech is better now and he can get his words out." She advised people frustrated by doctors to never give up hope. Contact <>, [All American Foods and Blue Valley Sod made this column possible.] Greek Festival, Aug. 16 Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox at 12:30, 2, and 4 p.m.; wear your Church is presenting "Our Big Fat dancing shoes and join in the last Greek Festival" Sunday, Aug. 16. number. Our parish festival is a street We serve roasted gyro sand- fair, open to one and all, and wiches, either lamb or chicken. unique to this area. The commu- The dinner plate includes span- taken advantage of the oppor- tunity to see the interior of our church and ask Fr. Nathan ques- tions. Holy Myrrhbearers is the only Orthodox church in central Minnesota: Holy Myrrhbearers is Obituaries also can be found on-line at w ww. trico u n tyn e ws. MN St. Benedict's Senior Community offers nursing assistant course St. Benedict's Senior Commu- nity, 1810 Minnesota Boulevard SE, is offering a certified nursing assistant course from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5-26. The cost is $500, which includes materials. Register before July 31 by calling (320) 252-0010, ext. 30289. About St. Benedict's Senior Community St. Benedict's Senior Commu- nity in St. Cloud houses more than 500 people throughout its facilities, which include 178 long-term care beds. 44 short-stay beds, 39 assisted living apartments, 95 independent apartments, Benedict Homes (for people with early-stage memory loss) and Benet Place (subsidized senior housing). In addition, St. Benedict's Senior Community in Monticello includes 59 independent living apartments, 61 assisted living apartments and 30 memory care apartments. iiirlr |Funeral Care B, ", .................... t Burial and Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 Kimball Area Emergency [ggd She St. Anne's Church in Kimball 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies call one of the area churches. Eq/UBALL CHUECH CHEIST VACATION BIBL00 .00"14OOL Augt00 S- 13 6:008:301ml Prolp'ammt00 for kids age 3 throullh those  6 THG OX00 AT 398-3000 AtORE NF-OP_j00CK00 PRE-RE-C00TI00J nity is welcome to dance in the street to lively Greek music of the Kalogerson Greek Band (from the Twin Cities), featuring the beau- tiful voice, clarinet, and bouzouki of Callie Kalogerson. The band has played at Greek festivals all over the country and Callie has studied music in Greece. Our festival runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our dance shows are okopita (spinach pie), Greek salad, and pita bread. Items are also available ala carte. Our pastry booth, naturally, serves baklava, but also several other delicious cakes and cookies. Our Greek Market features specialty gourmet foods and gift items, available only in Minneap- olis. In past years, many people have located on the corner of 7th Ave. S. and 6th St. S. in St. Cloud, just off of 9th Ave. S. There is no admission fee; you pay only for what you buy to eat. Spread the word and hope to see you there! Opa? Please visit our Web site to see photographs and get more details: <>. Fourth annual Diocesan Ministry Day focuses on hope The fourth annual Diocesan Ministry Day will be Aug. 27, at the St. Cloud Civic Center, fea- turing keynote presenter Cackle Upchurch, who will be speaking about finding hope through scrip- ture. She will explain how peo- ple are not called to simple opti- mism over pessimism, but to a much deeper hope over fear. Other events at the ministry day include Mass with Bishop Kinney and 45 workshops covering a diverse range of topics. Upchurch is currently the Director of Little Rock Scrip- ture Study and has worked there since 1989. She develops materi- als, provides workshops, and over- sees all aspects of product devel- opment, production, marketing, shipping, etc. She continually col- laborates with Liturgical Press in Collegeville, Minn., the company that distributes the Little Rock Scripture products. Upchurch is also Associate Editor of The Bible Today, which is a pastoral and scholarly periodical. She has spent many years teaching youth and adult formation classes in several Catholic parishes and schools and the Diocese of Little Rock's Theol- ogy Institute. In 2008 about 1,000 attendees from across Minnesota and North Dakota participated in Diocesan Ministry Day. The high-energy annual event draws catechists, youth ministers, Catholic school personnel, parish staffs, clergy, and interested Catholics for a full day of collaboration, growth, and spiritual hope. The workshop topics range from spirituality, stewardship, and mis- sion to marriage and family, mul- ticultural learning, internet safety, parenting, aging and spirituality, the financial crisis, bible study, human resources, and others. Registration is available online at <>, or through Jan at (320) 252-4721. Attendees also can register at the door the morning of the event. Cost is $50 until Aug. 14 and $60 after that date; it includes a conti- nental breakfast and full lunch. Because of the closure of the Highway 23 bridge across the Mis- sissippi River in St. Cloud, attend- ees from outside of St. Cloud are encouraged to enter town using the Highway 15 bridge near Sar- tell, the Veterans Bridge to the Civic Center, or the Univer- sity Bridge south of the downtown area near SCSU. For more information about Diocesan Ministry Day or the Diocese of Saint Cloud, contact Rebecca Kurowski, Director of Communications at (320) 251-0558 or <>. in, have visit with ...... Respect Peace House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest Ammenities to meet your needs: 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled activities Church activities Housekeeping Laundry services Medication services with LPN and RN services available 24 hours per day For more information, call Quest, LPN/Manager 843