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hurs00a00,00u00st2,00O12 ity Tri-CKimball, MN ......... Commun Fairhaven Lions install new officers 0f Th00n/00 July We would like to thank every- one for their prayers, cards, vis- its, phone calls and flowers during our journey after the stroke. The support we have received has been appreciated. Thank you also to the Watkins Ambulance, St. Cloud Hospital Cardiac Unit, and all the support through occupational therapy and speech. We thank each and every one! Shelva and Gene Steman Blood Drive in Watkins What a wonderful turn out of blood donors on July 25 at the Red Cross Blood Drive in Watkins. There were 69 units collected, which greatly exceeded our goal of 55. Thank you! Congratulations to these donors who were awarded gal- lon pins: 2 to Kevin Donnay, Leila Lin.n, and Barbara Waldorf; 3 to Craig Gebhardt; 6 to Alan Docken- dorf; 6 to Leon Huberty; and 7 to Lee Bautch. Thank you also to members of the Catholic Aid, St. Anthony CCW and Parish, and the Watkins Com- munity who volunteered before, during, and after the drive. To the Watkins Lions, St. Anthony Social Concerns, and Meeker County ADA for the donations towards food and the Tri-County News for advertising it, thank you. You all are truly life savers- donors and volunteers and you were needed to make this so suc- cessful. Life is full of change. Has your insurance kept up? An outdated policy could mean costly policy 0aps or overlaps. To know for sure, call me fora free, no-obli0ation Personal Insurance Review. 39A Maus Drive #3 Kimball, MN 55353 Bus: (320) 398.3645 tehlinfam.com AMERICAN FAMILY ll I[..lll EFIB Ze,]B NEED HELP? CALL US! We'll 3et You Connected To Services In Your Community. Lme Line" 1-800-333-2433 A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors www.MinnesotaHelp.info  FurKled in pad by the MN I ot Ailing, Fairhaven Lions Club installed their new officers July 12. From left to right, in back are Sherry Menson, Wally Borchert, past president Bob Merchant, Keith Fischer, Steve Menson, and Mark Schindele. In front are Dianne Graphenteen, Judy Dahle, Shirley Fischer and Pam Matthiesen. Submitted photos. The Fairhaven Lions Club enjoyed having guest speaker, sec- ond vice district governor Duane Finger and his wife, Marilyn, at their Thursday, July 12, meeting. The Order of Installation of New Officers was conducted for the fol- lowing members: president Shir- ley Fischer, secretary Pam Mat- thiesen, treasurer Steve Men- son, first vice president Mark Schindele, second vice president Sherry Menson, third vice pres- ident James Dahle, board mem- bers Judy Dahle, Dianne Graphen- teen, Krista Matthees, and Wally Borchert, tail twister Keith Fischer, and lion tamer Dewey Schus- ter. Lions Clubs are dedicated to serving their communities. If you would like to be a part of the largest branch of service organizations in the world, talk to a Lion member, we'd love to have you join us. Come and enjoy our next event, "Corn in the Park" from 5-7 p.m. Wednes- day, Aug. 8, at the Fairhaven Park shelter. New hours for License Center West Office hours at Stearns County's License Center West will be chang- ingWednesday, Aug. 1. The Board of Commissioners agreed to adjust the hours effective Aug. 1, to better meet the needs of customers. On Aug. 1, License Center West will be open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon- day through Friday. Current office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Drive-through hours, as well, will be 8:30-5. Only quick transactions, such as tab and DNR renewals and property tax drop-offs can be done through the drive-through. License Center West is located in the Stearns County Service Center building, on County Road 138 near Mills Fleet Farm in Waite Park. License Center West handles all motor vehicle transactions, DNR permits, marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, marriage certificates, passports, game and fish licenses, notaries, property tax payment drop-offs, platbooks, maps, Quarry Park permits, and drivers license change of address or lost licenses only, not renewals. Questions can be directed to the Stearns County License Center West office at (320) 656-6540. A reminder that the public can also use Stearns County's Vir- tual License Center to order birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and certificates, DNR vehicle renewals and pay for them online. The Virtual License Cen- ter can be accessed by going to Stearns County's website at www. co.stearns.mn.us; there's a link on the bottom of the home page. The downtown License Cen- ter office will remain open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Elk farming class being offered to encourage more production of elk The Minnesota Elk Breed- ers Association and the Minne- sot/l Grown Program are offering a class on raising elk in an effort to encourage future elk produc- tion in the state. The Elk Farming 101 class will be part of the North American Elk Breeders Associa- tion Annual Conference and Inter- national Antler Competition to be held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 2-4 in Minneapolis. Minnesota Elk Breeders Associ- ation Executive Secretary Brenda Hartkopf says there is currently a shortage of animals to meet the public demand for domestic elk meat. "With wholesale elk meat prices at an all-time high, it's a good time to consider starting an elk herd," said Hartkopf. "The Elk Farming 101 class, plus a market- ing seminar and the antler compe- tition will provide a great oppor- tunity for people to learn about all aspects of the industry." There will also be a Select Qual- ity Elk Sale, the first of its kind in more than 10 years. Hartkopf says the sale showcases elk with some of the best antler genetics in the U.S. She says that while meat pro- duction is the end market, ant- ler production is what drives the industry. The Elk Farming 101 class is being offered at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest (formerly The North- land Inn), 7025 Northland Drive North, Minneapolis, MN 55428. The entire national event runs from Aug. 2-4. For a registration form, full schedule of events and more information, see the North American Elk Breeders Associa- tion web site at www.naelk.org, or call the Minnesota Elk Breeders Association at (320) 543-2686. Page3 9191111111 IHIRRI Watkins Legion membership dinner Aug. 7 The Watkins American Legion The social hour begins at plans a membership dinner for 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Watkins 7:30. The meeting is at 8:30 p.m. Legion Club. EV-W Class of 1977 Attention: EV-W Class of 1977, net and order off the menu at 6 there will be a class reunion at p.m. Social hour starts at 7 p.m. the Corner Bar in Eden Valley For further information, call Saturday, Aug. 18. Come for din- GregTheis at (320) 250-4734. in THE Community Corn Roast 4t00,. FAIRHAVN PARK --lw  WEDNESDAY, A4)6. 8 J-7 PJ4. COME our To Cmor r.,S YeAR'S EVENT ,AND RECEIVE A SANDWICH (HOT i m. , -- DOG OR BRAT), CHIPS, BEVRAGE & Au T,00CO00N you CAN EAr: "'- FANTASTIC FAMILY EVENT.  IG Hall