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Thursday, August 8, 2013 Tri-County News www. tricountynews, mn C r .of B Thanks for the gifts and the cards. Best wishes to you all. I enjoyed the birthday party, and appreciate the folks that came to help me celebrate my birthday. Glendale Rumsey Kuechle-Simmons Viola Miller 100th birthday Kimball Blood- mobile exceeds goal by one The Red Cross Bloodmo- bile was in Kimball Wednesday, Arthur and Margaret Kuechle July 31, at the American Legion. of Watkins, Minn., are proud to The goal had been set for 55, with announce the'engagement of their 56 units being collected, daughter Nancy to Kevy Simmons, Congratulations to: son of Timothy and DeeAnne First-time donor Wendy Fuchs. Simmons of Eagle, Idaho. 3-gal. pin-DorothyKersten Nancy is a 2005 graduate of 13-gal. pin - Colleen Mackereth Eden Valley-Watkins High School, Double Red Cell: Aaron Aman, a 2008 graduate of College of Larry Blum, Tommy Bowatz, St. Benedict, and a 2012 graduate Robert Hess, Michael Hunt, Joseph of Southern College of Optometry. Lauermann, James Unterberger. She is currently employed as an Thank you to each ofthe donors optometrist at Dr. Ambo and Asso- who were able to give up time in ciates in Issaquah, Washington. Viola (Dockendorf) Miller will celebrate her 100th birthday from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. This will be at St. Philip's Church at 821 E 5th Street in Litchfield. Everyone is welcome. Please, no gifts. their busy schedules to donateKevyisa2003graduateofEagle blood. Thank you to the few who High School, a 2007 graduate of camein, but for various reasons Seattle Pacific University, and a B~]~h~ were unable to donate. Thank you 2012 graduate of Pacific Univer- to American Legion Auxiliary for sity College of Optometry. He is making reminder calls, working currently employed as a pediatric registration and running the can- teen. Thank you for donating, pre- paring and serving the food for the Red Cross workers. The food was great as usual. Also, thank you to the mem- bers of Post 261 for allowing us to use their facility. All went well. Tri-County News again did a great job advertising the Bloodmobile, thank you. The next Bloodmobile is sched- uled from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2014. LuAnn Marschel, American Legion Auxiliary National Security Chairman optometrist at Northwest Pediat- ric Eye Care in Bellevue, Wash. The couple met while on internship at the Yukon- Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska. A Sept. 21, 2013, wedding is planned at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley, Minn. Ubrary looks for feedback on open hours Great River Regional Library (GRRL) wants to know when you'd like to use the library. The library has posted an open hours survey on its website, griver. org. Staff want to know: Which GRRL location you use the most , Whether you would prefer the library to be open the same hours each day or a range of morning, afternoon, and evening hours What day(s) of the week you use the library Which day of the week you wish the library was open What time of day you are most likely to use the library Which time of day you wish the library was open GRRL is the library system that operates 32 public libraries in Ben- ton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stea- rns, Todd and Wright Counties. GRRL provides the staff, materi- als and technology for library ser- vice; local municipalities provide the buildings. Open hours are set by GRRL. Library open hours range from 20 to 59 hours per week, depend- ing on activity level and commu- nity size. In general, the libraries in small communities are open fewer hours than those in larger communities. GRRL staff review library use each year, determining not only the quantity of material checked out, but also the times of day when libraries are busiest. "A lot of what goes on at the library is recorded on our comput- ers. That information provides a mine of data we are able to use to determine how busy we are," said Karen Pundsack, GRRL's Patron Services Coordinator. "What we don't know is how many people might use the library if the hours changed. We hope the survey can provide some of that informa- tion." Evaluating open hours and making adjustments to enhance patron access is a priority written into the library's strategic plan. The survey will be available through Augustl Staff will review the data and make any necessary changes for 2014. Eder Craig and Stephanie Eder are proud to .announce the birth of their new daughter Grace Jo Marie Eder. Grace was born July 16, 2013, at 9:57 a.m. and weighed in at 9 pounds K1 ounces; she was 20 and 1/2 inches long. Proud siblings are Maggie and Deuce. Grandparents of Grace are Virgil and Penny Lovejoy and Frank and Sharon Eder, all of Watkins. Grace also has a great- grandmother Eva Smith, and a great-great-grandmother Mabel Kennedy. Schindele 0 Gavin Mitchell Schindele was born July 29, 2013, to Jessica Davis and Mitchell Schindele of South Haven. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce, and he was 21 inches long. Bridal shower Fischer An open house come and go bridal shower is planned for Karl Fischer and Brian Lindbloom at 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. This will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. The couple is registered at Tar- get and Macy's. Pag 3 ,rlnl 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. Blood Drive in Eden Valley Aug. 20 The American Red Cross will Call the American Red Cross be in Eden Valley from 1-7 p.m. at (866) 236-3276, select optiofl #3 Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the St. Paul's if you have questions regarding Lutheran Church. For you, as a health, travel, medications etc. donor, it is just a pint of blood, but Drink plenty of fluids and eat for the next person it is their pint of good meals before donating to life.., give blood, ensure a safe and pleasant expe- CallBonnie at (320) 282-1468, to r'ience. schedule your appointment today. Remember your identification - it is required to donate. 27 AmWRp , Classic Car & Tractor Days Sunday, August 11, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Voting ends at noon Corner of Highways 55 & 15 Kimball FFA FANTASTIC FAMILY EVENT,I red by Fairhaven Lions proceeds to be used for Fairhaven, Park