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Thursday, August 1, 2013 Tri-County News ! ,. ' '" "'"' ""'"1' C ,00rds of Th,00n00 E ng,0000ement South Haven Days thanks A big thank you to the local businesses of Kimball, South Haven and Annandale for their generous donations towards the South Haven Days celebration. Thank you, Audrey, for fixing our bean bags again this year. Jane Schmidt H Mayor's donation for free swim Thank you, mayor Loch, for your personal donation to the Watkins pool fund by hosting a free day of swimming for every- one Sunday, July 28. The turnout was GREAT, more than 60 people enjoyed free swimming, refresh- ments and lots of fun. Also, thank you to our mayor's wife Pam. To everyone who came out to swim and support the pool, thank you allI It is thrilling to see the pool full and everyone having just a good time. Hearing the kids ask if they can please stay longer, truly sends a message how important the pool is to our children and commu- nity. Thank you again for makin' a splash happen for the Watkins Swimming Pool! Nora Rohrbeck, Watkins pool manager Thanks for giving blood Thank you to all the donors at the Watkins Blood Drive Wednes- day, July 24. Sixty-four units were collected and our goal would have been exceeded, but there was a power outage the last hour, and donors who came were unable to give. Donors and volunteers, your patience was greatly appreciated throughout the day. Those earningpinswere Connie Hesse for 2 gallons, Doris Rath- mann for 6 gallons, and Roxanne Dick for 9 gallons. Thank you and congratulations. Many volunteers are instru- mental in making the drive suc- cessful. Thank you to all who helped promote this drive: the organizers, telephone recruiters, the Tri-County News and Eden Valley-Watkins Voice for newspa- per articles, the City of Watkins for hall and marquee use, the area businesses for allowing posters, and for those who readied the hall. Thank you to all the helpers the day of the drive: those who unloaded and loaded the trucks, those who greeted and registered donors, canteen helpers, those who prepared and served food, and to those who reset the hall. Thanks to the following organiza- tions who provided food or work- ers: the American Dairy Asso- ciation, Watkins Lions, Catho- lic United Financial, St. Anthony CCW and Social Concerns. If you could not come or could not give because of the outage, area opportunities are at the Kim- ball American Legion Wednes- day, July 31, from 12 to 6 p.m., or St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 1 to 7p.m. Make a difference, volunteer at a blood drive. Make a difference, donate. Angie Haag and Chad Mueller of St. Joseph, Minn., are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Angie is the daughter of David and Jeanne Haag of Richmond, Minn. She is a graduate of EdenVal- ley-Watkins High School and Fer- gus Falls Community College, and is employed by the City of Cold Spring as an administrative assis- tant. Chad is the son of Mike and Bonnie Mueller of Cold Spring. He is a graduate of Rocori High School, and is employed by Merit Drywall as a drywall finisher. The couple will be married Aug. 24, 2013, at Koronis Ministries Community II ........ Wendroth 80 th birthday There will be an open house 80th birthday party for Leland (Lee) Wendroth at Eden Valley Church of God from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Veteran Ray Wells salutes 60 Come share his birthday at the Kimball Legion from 1-4 p.m. Sat- urday, Aug. 3. Light lunch and hugs to be served! God Bless! P.S. If you find any old golf balls, we'll use them to replace marbles. Watkins Legion dinner Aug. 6 Watkins American Legion Membership Dinner is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 6. Social hour is 6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7:30 p.m., and the meeting is at 8:30 p.m. Spouses are welcome, as well as anyone interested in joining our Legion Club. Flower Show Aug. 8 in Dassel The annual Dassel Flower Show will be Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Dassel History Center from 2-4 p.m. There is no admission charge. The theme of the show this year is, "Occasional Pleasures," a cele- bration of the Dassel vendors and artisans who are only open for business on an occasional basis. In addition to viewing the flower show, there will also be a professional flower arranging tip session at 2:30 p.m. with Chuck Ortquist of Chuck's Floral, Cokato. Music will be provided by Gregory Serving, and a floral quilt exhibit by the local Sew Friendly Quilt Guild will be on level four of the Museum. Both horticultural specimens and floral arrangements will be judged. And, new this year, a photography division has been added. Entries will be received at the History Center between 8 and 11:45 a.m. There is no entry fee, and ribbons are awarded. The rules, tips and schedule are available at the Dassel His- tory Center, 901 First Street, (320) 275-3077,, and on the website www.dasselhistory The show is sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society. Authors speak at EV Library Dorothy Brutger, Stacy Brutger, and Lona Brutger were guest speakers at the Eden Valley Area Library Tuesday evening, July 23. Dorothy and Lona had traveled to France and Italy, including the CGte d'Azur, in April this year, and each put together a book of photos and description of their travels. They shared a slide show of their trip, their books, and some Italian chocolate. Stacy has written 15 or so books and has published three so far. She reads thousands of books and was told, as a rule of thumb, one must write 3 million words before one is any good as a writer. (Her 15 books comprise more than 3 millions words so far.) She shared her writing process, and brought door prizes as well. The event was sponsored by the Eden Valley Area Public Library, in the Event Center, and the Friends of the Library served refreshments. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Graduation open house An open house gradua- tion party is planned for Kate Stewart-James from 2-6 p.m. Sun- day, Aug. 11, at 15 Oak Street South in Kimball, in the garage in the alley. Michael Stanley at Story Hour Do you want to learn more about the African Bushmen who live in the Kalahari Desert? Do you want to touch a rhino tail and see the Bushman's poison arrows? Stanley Trollip of the Michael Stanley mystery writers duo will be back at the Eden Valley Area Library at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, during the Story Hour. Stan will visit with the Story Hour kids and will share stories of his expe- riences and his writings while in the African country of Botswana. The men were at our library May 11 promoting their mystery books including "Deadly Harvest", "Death of the Mantis" and "A Car- rion Death." Everyone is invited to join us in this unique experience. IIIIIHI Page 3 ATTN: Kimball Classmates '57 We will celebrate our 56th Class Reunion at Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Call Dave Kothe at (320) 236-2311 or Rich Stenger at (320) 282-9076. EV-W class of 1978 The Eden Valley-Watkins 1978 class reunion will be held at Dino's Eden Lakeside Club (downstairs) from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Call Deb at (763) 502-8778 with any questions. Kimball Legion to march in parade Kimball Legion members will march in the South Haven parade Saturday, July 27. Please be at the Kimball Legion by 10 a.m. If questions, please call Roseann Petty at (320) 398-8202. Holy Cross Parish has winner Holy Cross Parish celebrated their festival Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14. Tom and Marlene Konz are seen presenting the $5,000-winning check to Dean Hawkinson representing the Watkins and Kimball Veterinary Clinics. The Clinic's name was drawn at the parish festival in Pearl Lake. The proceeds from this winning check will be divided between the parish and the veterinary clinic non-owner employees. Submitted photo. Open house with new History Museum director An open house to meet and greet the new Executive Director of Stearns History Museum Tim Hoheisel is planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, with mem- bers' luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is free admission to the open house with admittance to the museum's exhibit galleries and research center to tour. The lun- Cheon is free for members who are asked to RSVP by July 31. Eden Valley Area Library's "Cat in the Hat" SUMMER READING PROGRAM/STORY HOUR Wednesday, August 7, 9:30-11 a.m. Featuring: The Bushmen of Botswana, Africa Story, activities, gues! speakers, craft, and reading rewards! Preschool- grade 6 are welcome! FREE PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Judy: or (320) 266-5515 Upcoming date: August 21