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Thursday, August 5, 2010 Community Page 3 Tri:Count News Kimball, MN C00rds o f:rh00.ks Birth We wish to thank Luxemburg Webster Feed Service for spraying our cem- etery. It was very much appreci- ated. Maine Prairie Cemetery Association Thank you to all those who donated or volunteered to help at the Blood Drive in Watkins Wednesday, July 28. There were 61 units collected, and there were five first-time donors. It is a credit to our area community to have many individuals committed to this cause. Thanks again and if you could not give on the 28th, there are manyblood drives in the area that you can take advantage of. Give the gift of life. Give blood. Thank-you to our families, friends and neighbors in regards to the recent loss of our dad, son, and brother. Thank you to Father Tony and Father Jack for their prayers and comforting words. Also to Watkins Fire Department, hospice, Coburn Cancer Center, Ertl Funeral Home, St. Clare Cir- cle for serving the funeral lunch, also to the ladies who served for the wake. Thanks to all that came to visit Z at the house, brought food, also to everyone who donated at Steins, brought food for the funeral, sent flowers, pictures, and phone calls. Your kindness will never be for- gotten, Trista and Brandon Walz, Maynard and Jeanette Walz, Mary and Mark Knisley and family, Mark Waiz and family, Bruce and Terri Walz and family, Nancy and Jody Mackereth and family We would like to extend our gratitude to all of the friends, neighbors, and relatives of Joe Krippner. Thank you for all your prayers, sincere words, gifts of food, cards, and acts of kindness shown during these past days. We would also like to thank the staff at the St. Cloud VA Cen- ter. Your excellent care for Joe will never be forgotten. May God bless ou for the wonderful work you do. Thank you Watkins Ameri- can Post 543, and Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post 5460 for performing the military rights at the service and burial. We appreciate the profession- alism and concern that Tom from Ert] Funeral Home has shown us. You have made a big difference during this difficult time. We would like to extend a thank you to the priests who celebrated the services, Rev. Jerry Nordiuck, Rev. Tom Olson, Rev. Tony Oelrich, and the chaplins from the VA Rev. Dick McGuire and Rev. A1 Stangl. We are grateful for having all of you to pray for our family. A special thank you goes to the men and women of Holy Cross Parish who helped with the ser- vice and the luncheon. May your reward in heaven be great. Joe will be dearly missed, his memory will live on through all of US. Thank you everyone, Isabella Krippne-r and family Sommerfeld- Condon Saimelas celebrate 50th Luke and Leah are proud to announce the birth of their baby sister Elizabeth Nel, born May 10, 2010. Elizabeth weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces, and she was 19 1/2 inches long. Proud parents are Trevor and Maggie (Nelson) Webster of Nar- ragansett, R.I. Grandparents are John and Bernie Nelson of Wat- kins, and Carl and Lynne Webster of Narragansett, R.I. Bridal shower Sommerfeld- Condon An open house come and go bridal shower is planned for Jen- nifer Sommerfeld, bride-to-be of John Condon. The shower will be from 11-2 Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. Paul&apos;s Lutheran Church, 227 S. RamseyAve., Litchfield. Parents of the bride are Rodney Sommerfeld and Sandra Lindquist of Eden Valley. Parents of the groom are Vince and Rosie Con- don of Watkins. The couple is registered at Walmart, Target, and Mills Fleet. Jennifer Sommerfeld and John Condon announce their engage- ment and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Rodney Sommerfeld and Sandra Lindquist of Eden Valley, and Vince and Rosie Condon of Watkins. Jennifer is a 2007 graduate of Eden.Valley-Watkins High School and a 2009 graduate of Ridgewa- ter College. She is employed as an administrative assistant at United FCS in Litchfield. John is a 2002 graduate of Kim- ball Area High School and a 2004 graduate of Vermillion Technical College. He is a land management specialist for Prairie. Restorations in Princeton. A Sept. 25, 2010 wedding is planned at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Blood Drive in Eden Valley 18 The American Red Cross will be in Eden Valley from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Bonnie at (320) 453-2574, or visit <>. Sixteen-year-olds are now eligi- ble with written parent/guardian consent form (forms can be found online or by calling Bonnie). Remember to bring along your identification, it is required to donate. Pediatric Heartsaver CPR, AED Et First Aid Buffalo Hospital is offering a Pediatric Heartsaver CPR, AED & First Aid course from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. SaturdayAug. 14. Designed to meet the require- ments for childcare providers, this course includes information and practice skills required when responding to emergency situd- tions involving first aid for chil- dren. Participants will learn skills required for child and infant CPR, relieving airway obstructions and the pediatric chain of survival. Automatic external defibrillator (AED) use on children also will be covered. Upon completion of the course, participants receive two- year certification from the Amer- ican Heart Association. The class is 65 and meets at the Buffalo Hospital Administra- _tion & Conference Center, 303 Cat- lin St., Buffalo. Pre-registration is required; minimum enrollment is six, maximum of 10 participants. To register, visit <www.allina.corn/ classes>, or call (866) 904-9962. For more information, call Buffalo Hospital Community Outreach at (763) .684-7121 option 2. e:sr ::assu00t CARNIVAE Verna Lea and Aden Salmela of Fair Haven will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an Open House from 2-4 p.m. Satur- day, Aug. 7, at the Kimball Willow Creek Picnic Shelter. Over their 50 years together they have enjoyed restoring and driving classic cars. They invite their friends who have a special car to drive it to the Open House. Weather permitting, there will be a short car run afterwards. They will be driving a 1956 Ford Victoria much like the one they drove their wedding day. Hope you can join them! No gifts please. KAHS Class of 1975 Reunion The Kimball Area High School planned. Please call for more Class of 1975 will gather for a information, or to RSVP, (320) reunion at Triple R Grill & Bar (37 398-5000. Classmates and teach- Maus Drive) in Kimball at 6 p.m. ers are invited. We're also on Face- Saturday, Aug. 21. Social time, book at "KAHS Class of 1975." dinner, and a brief program are Zion United Methodist Church