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Pa,* 1 2 v, ,,th Thursday, August 8, 2013 Tri-Coun News • www.tricoun news. Fall Sports Meeting • Eden Valley-Watkins School fall sports meeting will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the new gym- nasium in the high school. Dave Schneider Activities Director/ Dean of Students Eden Valley-Watkins ISD #463 (320) 453-2900 ext. 1159 Chain of Lakes soccer EV-W Back-to- School Open House Eden Valley-Watkins Elemen- tary and Secondary Schools will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. • Wednesday, Aug. 29. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet staff and to become better acclimated with each building prior to the start of • school Tuesday, Sept. 3. Everyone is welcome to attend, and refresh- ments will be served. If anyone has particular ques- tions pertaining to school or rt istration open house, please call Rob Ped- erson, elementary school princi- The Chain of Lakes Soccer pal at (453) 6455 extension 2124, or Bruce Kiehn, high school prin- cipal, at (320) 453-2900 extension 1141 for assistance. Club, which includes Kimball, Eden Valley, Watkins, Paynesville, and ROCORI, is ,now registering for the upcoming 2013 fall season. This is for gifts and boys, grades 6-12. Please register by Mon, day, Aug. 12, practices start mid- Class schedule changes at EV-W Class schedules for the 2013- 2014 school year will be mailed to students in grades 7-12 during the week of Aug. 12-16. Upon review- ing them, any individual in need of a schedule change may call the high school office at (320) 453-2900 extension 1149, to reserve a time to meet with Bruce Kiehn, principal, or Susan Knutson, counselor, on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Meeting ses- sions will run in 15-minute incre- ments and will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Bruce Kiehn EV-W Secondary Principal Firearms Safety classes begin August. Soccer fields are located in Aug. 12 in Eden Valley Paynesville and Richmond. Regis- The EV Sportsmen Club and Meeker Pheasants Forever are co- sponsoring the DNR firearms safety class in Eden Valley beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the Civic Center on Cosairt Ave. W in Eden Valley. Students must be at least 11 (turning 12 during this calendar year) before taking the course. The FAS Certificate becomes valid at age 12. The class is open to the first 35 students to enroll the first night. Persons 18 or older may take the course work on line, but must take the written test and perform the field test Aug. 22, to obtain their certificate. Talk to Gary if you are interested in that option. Registration and the first class will be at 6 p,m. Monday, Aug. 12. The DNR has adopted a new Stu- dent Self-Ce~ification process for this and other youth safety courses. A parent must sign the registra- tion form the first night of class. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be issued a temporary Safety Certificate as in the past. Students must complete the certification process and pay their $7.50 fee online to validate and print out their FAS certificate. Complete instructions are on the back of the temporary FAS certifi- cate that students will receive after successfully completing the course. Bring something to write with each class period. Course hand- books will be provided. Classes urill be held Aug. 12, 14, 15, 19, and 21, at the EV Civic Center from 6-8 p.m. The field session will take place at the EV Sportsmen's Club trap range near the Vails Lake pub- lic access from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. More information will be sent durirrg the second week of the class. Call Gary Duncomb at (320) 453-7465, Jim Theis at (320) 764-7155, or Fred Johnson at (320) 453-6428. tration forms are located on our website at colsoccer. Any questions, please contact Marsha Meed at (320) 310-2430. Donations accepted for school supplies IMPACT is collecting back-to- school supplies for families in our community. The donation con- tainers are placed at The Assump- tion Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, St. Anthony Church, The State Bank in Eden Valley and The Farmer's State Bank of Watkins. Thank you for all your support! • ~i i~!:~'~ KES open house Aug. 27 -Open house is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Kimball Elementary School. There will be various forms needed to begin school, as well as tables for Hen- dricks' Bus Co., Taher Food Ser- vice, Partners in Education, and many others available. Grades 4-6 need a planner, which P.I.E. will sell that night at their table in the gym. The plan- ner is $3. News of our students From Kimball, Burke Tagney, B.S., Business Administration from Valley City State University (N.D.). ATTN: Kimball Classmates '57 We will celebrate our 56th Class Reunion at Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Call Dave Kothe at (320) 236-2311 or Rich Stenger at (320) 282-9076. KAHS Class of 1988 reunion The Kimball Class of 1988 will hold its 25th class reunion on Sat- urday, Sept. 14, at the Red Goat in Watkins. Social at 5:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., and DJ from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. All KAHS alumni welcome to join us after 9 p.m. Please contact Julie Meier- hofer Maruska at juliemaruskal@, or (952) 451-5296, for more information. KHS Class of 1958 Reunion Sept. 7 The KHS Class of 1958, will have their 55-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Waterfront Lakeside Grille on Clearwater Lake. Gather- ing will be from noon until 4 p.m. For information, please call (320) 333-9089, or e-mail jdmoserbig fish A'I-I'N: Kimball Classmates of 1983 It's hard to believe that we will be celebraring our 30th year class retmion. A small committee has been working to plan this spe- cial event. Please hold and block off Saturda3~ Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball. We plan to have a happy hour, din- ner, music and a small program. To sign up, andget further infor-. marion about the event, please go on Facebook to "Kimball Class of 1983," or e-mail khendrickson 12@yahoo.corn, and you will be pro- vided more information about this event. If parent, grandparents or commtmity members can help get the word out to any of our former classmates of 1983, we would greatly appreciate it. We would like to see a strong turn-out for our 30th reunion and appreciate any and all support in helping to get the word out to some of our former classmates. Kimball Play Learn Preschool is 4-Star Parent Aware Program! We our proud to announce that our preschool program, Play & Learn Preschool, has earned a Four-Star Parent Aware Rating! Parent Aware helps families find child care and early education programs in their area focused on high quality early learning and kindergarten readiness. Through Parent Aware, our pro- gram received an objective assess- ment, The assessment looked at a number of proven quality-indi- cators and measured a number of kindergarten-readiness best prac- tices like physical health and well- being, teaching and relationships, assessment of child progress and teacher training and education. The Star Rating acts as a Con- sumer Reports-style symbol of quality and is posted on the Parent Aware website www.parentaware Parents can search the site to get information that is easy to understand and useful. As a volunteer participant, our program is showing that we care about early learning and going above and beyond to use the best practices for getting chil- dren ready for kindergarten. This includes a Commitment to the lat- est training and to daily routines and play spaces that help children learn. As a Four-Star Rated pro- gram, we are excelling in the use of best practices by: • Volunteering for extra, in- depth training • Devoting ourselves to Strong, caring relationships with each child • •Adoptingthelatest approaches to keeping children's learning or) track • Committing to daily activities and routines that help children learn and • • Placing a focus on children's health and safety. For more information about Parent Aware, visit www.parent Discount Coupons Available at: Discount Tickets Available at: craft at Kimball Library Make Rock Monster Refrigerator Magnets at Kimball Library Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Kimball Public Library to make Rock Monster Refrigerator Magnets 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mon- day, Aug. 12. Visit the library to cre- ate goofy, scary, happy or grouchy rock monsters to take home. All materials will be provided. The attendance limit is 12 and preregis- tration is required. The program will be repeated at the Annandale Library from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. - For more information, contact the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Mor- rison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly ! million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, pro- gramming and information ser- vices.