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Pa00e 8 iiiiiiiiiiiiiii'iiiiiiii!iiii" ........... Express Gains #1 Seed in 11C Tourney By Tom Marquardt Kimball Express defeated the Cold Spring Rockies on Satur- day, July 28, by a score of 9-1. With the win, the Express will have the #1 seed coming out of the Cen- tral Valley League South for the upcoming llC Regional Tourney in Bird Island. Matt Dingmann pitched six strong innings, picking up the win. Offensively, the Express was led by Jordan loseph going 3 for 5, Adam Theis, Brooks Marquardt, Brian Marquardt, Kyle Winter, and Ding- mann, all adding two hits apiece. In all, Kimball pounded 16 hits. Express will now face Bird Island in the 1st round of regional play at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Event builds area's connection to the Mississippi River One of the premiere outdoor events in central Minnesota will return for its fourth consecutive year Saturday, Aug. 11, at Stearns County's Mississippi River Park. Take a Day OFF* (Outdoor Family Fun) on the Mississippi River will provide families from the Stearns and Benton County area with a chance to experi- ence a variety of outdoor recre- ational activities. Organized by the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Stearns County Parks, Benton County, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and St. Cloud State University, the event will include canoeing, fishing, geocaching, archery, live native animals and much more. No expe- rience is necessary, all equipment is provided, and activities are free. The event will include a bus trip to Bend in the River Regional Park at 11:30 a.m. for a histori- cal site tour and native prairie tour and two special canoe pad- dles down 5.5 miles of the most scenic stretch of the Mississippi River; bus departs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Space is limited so come early. In addition, at 1 p.m. there will be a special presentation showcasing live Minnesota native animals. Stearns County Missis- sippi RiVer Park is located 7 miles north of Sartell on County Road 1 (41300 County Road 1, Rice MN). By offering a variety of activ- ,ities for people to try, we hope to encourage more families to enjoy the wide variety of fun and healthy outdoors activities that Minnesota offers. We also want to draw more attention to the Mississippi River between Little Falls and St. Cloud. "By highlighting the scenic val- ues and recreational opportuni- ties of this stretch of the river, we hope to make more people aware of what a world-class river we have right in our backyard," says Kim- berly Thielen Cremers, Stearns County SWCD's coordinator for the Mississippi River Renaissance project. "We want people to enjoy the river, so that they'll also want to care for it." The event has received gener- ous support from the Sauk Rap- ids Sportsmen's Club, Rice Sports- men's Club, Xcel Energy, St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club, and many local clubs and businesses. Steams County Mississippi River Park is located 7 miles north of Sartell on County Road 1 (41300 County Road 1, Rice MN). For more details on Take a Day OFF* (Outdoor Family Fun) on the Mississippi River, visit www., or contact Stearns County SWCD Office at (320) 251-7800; ext 3. i An enormous crane carefully positions each 55,000-pound pre- fab panel into place with the guidance of a ground crew. The wails are supported temporarily by steel rods. Thewalls started going up Friday, July 27, and that portion of the construction of the new Eden Valley-Watkins High School gymnasium should be completed this week. (See Superintendent Messman's construction update on page 2.) Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua Attention All Businesses Heart of the Lakes Telephone Directory Sales representatives of Nova Directories are currently contacting advertisers for the Heart of the Lakes Telephone Directory. The directory includes listings for and is distributed to all businesses and residents in Annandale, Clearwater, Kimball, Maple Lake and South Haven, making a total distribution of over 10,500 directories. The directory features large ,..=L., easy-to-read print, good quality paper and low advertising rates! If you have any questions, or a sales representative does not contact you, please call Nova Directories at 4-888'894-6925. 9 th, 2012 MN 8:00 a.m. Kids 1 K 8:30 a.m. 5K IHIRTTO ALL PARTICIPANTS Fee $10.00 Kids 1K or $25.00 5K Ik SPONSORED BY: l ayqesville Area Health CareSystem