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Pa00e 6 Louise Eaton, 88 Louise Eaton of Sandstone, Minn., died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Essentia Health Care Center. She was 88. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Dan- forth Community Chapel Tn Dan- forth Township with Pastor Joseph Reece officiating. Visitation was Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Meth- yen Funeral Home, 114 5th Street in Sandstone, and also one hour prior to the service at the church, Interment will be at Vilstad Ceme- tery in Partridge Township. Louise Ellen Bartlett Eaton was born Aug. 3, 1923, the oldest of eight children, in a little white house known as the Dr. Ridge- way House in Kimball, to Ralph Lincoln and Lottie Louise (Flindt) Bartlett. Her father, Ralph, moved the family often as he secured jobs to support his family. Some of the Minnesota towns were Kimball, Cushing, Sank Rapids, and a cou- ple of towns in Wisconsin. She attended country schools wher- ever they lived. She completed eighth grade, then went to work. She married Lewis Bradford Eaton April 7, 1944, at Sandstone. They made their first home in Ken- tucky while Bradford was in train- ing for the service. After Bradford went overseas, Louise returned to Minnesota, and when he returned from World War II, the couple set- tled on a farm east of Sandstone. This is where they raised their family. After the children had grown, they moved to a farm near Askov. Louise was a homemaker. She loved to cook and enjoyed trying new recipes. Durring the sum- mer, she did a lot of canning. She enjoyed her flower beds. She also enjoyed watching and feeding birds. She had a soft spot in her heart for animals. She enjoyed lis- tening to good country music. On occasion, she also enjoyed pulling pranks on family members. Louise was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Bradford; a son Gary Duane; an infant daugh- ter Gayla Ruth; two brothers Don- ald Bartlett and Wallace Bartlett; and two sons-in-law Elmer Thom- son and Gerald Hoeft. Louise is survived by three daughters Irene Thomson of Sand- stone, Rosalea Hoeft of Kimball, and Carol (and Alan) Jensen of Aitkin; two sons Donald of Sand- stone, and Vernon (and Melena) of Sandstone; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; four sisters Lorraine Burr of Califor- nia, Ida Trettin of Pierz, Lola Vro- man of Grand Rapids, and Erma (and Bob) Curtis of Big Lake; a brother Gerald (and Joyce) Bartlett of Coon Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. Casketbearers are Skip Thom- son, Gary Thomson, Donald Eaton II, Lewis Eaton, Joseph Eaton, Martin Hoeft, William Hoeft, and Vernon Eaton II. Home Stretch: One step closer to homeownership You have the opportunity to free yourself from some of the complications and stress of buying a home by participating in a Home Stretch Workshop offered by Cen- tral Minnesota Housing Partner- ship. Home Stretch is a first-time homebuyer workshop that will be offered in St. Cloud from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union. Registration is required, and par- ticipants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the day. Pre-purchase counseling is also available by appointment and is strongly recommended prior to taking Home Stretch. This is a free service to anyone who wants Funeral Care, Bur=l an remat|on Services View obitz.ries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 to speak with a certified home- ownership counselor about their financial situation prior to buying a home. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, a non-profit organi- zation providing affordable hous- ing services to the central region of Minnesota, coordinates the Home Stretch workshop: There is a $30 fee per household to partici- pate in Home Stretch and registra- tion is required. To register for the St. Cloud Home Stretch workshop, please download an application at, or call Kelly Doss, Program Coordinator of Home Stretch, at (320) 259-0393. Kimball Area . Emergency  I Food Shelt. !nc.  St. Anne's Church in Kimbafl Also open.Znd Monday of the month. 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after.hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tricou ntynews. M N Church 40bit. Dinosaur story hour The first week-day story hour at the Eden Valley Area Library/ Events Center was a huge suc- cess with more than 35 children along with numerous parents and adults attending the Wednesday, July 25, program supervised by Judy Thielen. The "Dinosaur" theme included various activities includ- ing stories, a dinosaur rock song and dance, finger painting, color- ing a stegosaurus, a fossil hunt in sand, a fossil puzzle hunt in rice, a dinosaur egg hunt, Dino, Dino, T-REX (a version of Duck, Duck, Grey Duck ), dino bingo, regular bingo, and more. "Fish, Fish, Fish," is the theme of the next story hour planned for 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. Registration is free. Contact Judy Thielen at, or (320) 266-5515. Sign up early for fun and activities! Military Retiree Appreciation Day Military retirees are invited to Camp Ripley, Saturday, Aug. 25, to the llth annual AFRAD - Armed Forces Retiree Appreciation Day. The AFRAD is an opportunity for military retirees to receive updated information and brief- ings about their benefits since 2011. Camp Ripley is just north of Little Falls, Minn. The AFRAD is sponsored by The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Chapter 115 from the St. Cloud and Minneapolis - St. Paul area. More information on the AFRAD can be found at: www. AFRAD 2012 infor- mation is located in the box in the lower left-hand corner of the TREA 115 website. You can also contact TREA Chapter 115 president Ralph Donais at (763) 441-2630, or e-mail: Registration for the AFRAD is due byAug. 13. Jenny Klein Benefit 5K Run/ Walk E Kid Fun Run Aug. 4 Saturday, Aug. 4 is a 5K Run/ Walk & Kid Fun Run in Brandon, Minn. This is a benefit for Jenny Klein, wife of Jay Klein, Kimball Area High School counselor, and they live in Annandale. Registra- tion begins at 7 a.m., the run/walk begins at 8 a.m. Jenny Klein was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in March of this year, at the age of 34. If questions, please call Sherri Randt at (320) 815-8306. Thursday, August 2, 2012 Tri-County News Kimball, MN Wednesday, July 25, the Eden Valley Area Library had 35 children plus parents and adults enjoying the dinosaur activities, games, songs, and more. This was the first week of their story hour, and was a great success. Next story hour is =Fish, Fish, Fish," for 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. Submitted photo. Music program Sat. at Kimball Ubrary The Spirit Sings Aug. 4 at Kimball Library The Kimball Public Library is offering a program called "The Spirit Sings," presented by Pages of Music 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Adults, teens and children of all ages are invited to this program. It will explore the rich legacy of Afri- can-American music, including its growth from slave songs to jazz, and remarkable performers such as Mar- ian Anderson. Pages of Music are pro- fessional musicians and educators Carrie Vecchione (who plays oboe) and RolfErdahl (who plays bass). Thisprogram is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915. Christian Women's event Aug. 9 Ladies, deck yourself out in your favorite sun dress, hat and sun glasses and join us for the "Lollipops,-Lemonade & Lots of Sunshine" brunch held at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. You'll enjoy a great brunch, and speaker. Gayle Zinda of Stoughton, Wisc. will speak on "My Lemonade Stand-Come and Get Refreshed"! You'll also take away great information on geneology-how to get started, by Sally Stevens rep- resenting the Wright County His- torical Society. Invite your friends and make reservations by calling Sheree before 8 p.m. at (320) 963- 6625, Dawn at (612) 723-3905, or e-mail Dawn at lilredschramm@ gmail.corn. There is a $1 per mum nursery available with reservations. This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. Pilgrimage to Grasshopper Chapel .Wednesday Aug. 15, pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Forest City is organizing a pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Cha- pel in Cold Spring. The trip com- bines spiritual and physical exer- cise. Bikers gather at 4pm Wednes- day for prayer at St. Gertrude's with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with a Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. To receive a registration form, contact St. Gertrude's Church at, include "Pilgrimage" in the subject, or go to USMNRCATHSGCCS, to print out a registration form. Aug. 15, 2012, is the Feast of the Assumption in the Roman Cath- olic Calendar. While the prayer during the pilgrimage will reflect this theme, the pilgrimage is open to people of all faith traditions. If St. Gertrude'sis contacted byAug. 7, arrangements can be made to get back to Forest City. Without prear- rangement, pilgrims are responsi- ble for getting home once at Cold Spring. The Registration fee of $10. Tee shirt ($12) and after Mass pizza dinner at Marnanteli's in Cold Spring are optional. St. Ger- trude's Church is located at 31608 650th Ave. Litchfield, MN 55355. The length of the pilgrimage is just less than 20 miles. I  Amenities to meet your needs: |  o . f 3 meals per day a snacks li ..... S ,O". l"r e Scheduled exercise and activities Church activities, including mass 3 times/mo. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day House of Kimball LPN/Mana