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Thursday, August 12, 2010 Community Page 5 School supply donations sought School is on the horizon, which means it is time to start thinking about back to school. One glimmer of excitement comes from getting brand new school supplies to use for a new school year. Studies say that students who are well equipped with school supplies for the first day of school are more likely to succeed throughout the school year. Unfortunately, for many chil- dren this is a luxury their families cannot afford, including those in our own community. This year, as you and your family are out buying supplies for the coming school year, please pick up a few extras supplies for those in need in our community. Donations can be dropped off at the Kimball Area Food Shelf or your local churches. Thank You, Mary Mathies, KimballArea Food Shelf Coordinator SENIOR NEWS LINE Hafikta Charles Pre-Diagnosing Alzheimer's Would you want to know years in advance that you have Alzheim- er's disease in your future? It's a huge question, and getting an answer could soon become a real possibility. Scientists are now developing ways to pre-diagnose Alzheimer's, as much as 10 years in advance, and they're setting out guidelines on just how it can be done. Following these guide- lines, they say, doctors will be able not only to diagnose, but also esti- mate what stage the patient cur- rently is in. Scientists predict that the minute these guidelines go into effect, the number of diagnoses of Mzheimer's could increase two to three times. One of the tests in the guide- lines is a PET scan of the brain. where amyloid plaques, if they are there, will show up. The other is a test of spinal-fluid proteins. These two tests, along with the standard cognitive tests, are a big step from the current method of diagnosing Alzheimer's: autopsy after death. The drug manufacturers, of course, are all for it. The instant there's a pre-Alzheimer's diagno- sis, they stand to make money -- there are a number of drugs in pro- duction they'd like to try. The Food and Drug Admin- istration is being cautious about those drugs, however. It wants proof that the drugs work, which will be difficult to determine quickly, as Alzheimer's inoves slowly over years. There's still hope, of course, of stopping any pre-Alzheimer's in its tracks. Research extracted from the long-term Framingham Heart Study '(since 1948) indicates that exercise can go a long way to cut- ting the risk of Mzheimer's. Another recent study revealed that a diet with adequate vitamin D can cut the risk of Mzheimer's. (Research- ers aren't sure. however, if vitamin D supplements will work.) For Alzheimer's information, go online to the Alzheimer's Asso- ciation at or call its help line at 1-800-272-3900. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader ques- tions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible, Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service. P.O. Box 536475. Orlando, FL 32853- 6475. or send e-mail to columnreply@ 2010 King Features Synd.. Inc. Kimball senior Dinindl Aug. 16-20 Monday: Deviled pork claop, baked potato w/sour cream, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, peach slices. Tuesday-Euchre: Country flied steak, whipped potatoes w/gravy, cinnamon carrots, wheat bread, applesauce. Wednesday: Almond chicken salad, flesh vegetable sticks, din- ner roll, crunch bar. Thursday: Liver& onions or mushroom & onion steak, whipped potatoes w/gravy, peas, wheat bread, molasses cookie. Friday: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, confetti vegetable sfilad, wheat bread, ice cream gelatin, 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are avail- able at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. Par- tially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Council of Aging as part of the Older Amer- icans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. Bruggers and Lawrence achieve recognition James Bruggers and Jill Law- rence, both financial advisors with Ameriprise Financial, qual- ified for the annual Circle of Suc- cess recognition program. To earn this achievement, they both established themselves in the upper echelon of the compa- ny's top producers and achieved recognition in the areas of Finan- cial Planning, Client Service, Pro- fessional Commitment and Cor- porate Values. Only a select num- ber of high-performing Ameri- prise financial advisors earn this distinction. Bruggers and Lawrence work at 703 E. Ripley Street Litchfield, MN 55355 and 10405 Sixth Avenue N., Suite 200, Plymouth, MN 55441. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is a diversified financial services com- pany serving the comprehensive financial planning needs of the mass affluent. For more informa- tion, visit . Brokerage, investment and financial advisory services are made available through Amer- iprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Some products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients. I ill Friday, Aug. Serving Bal roll Garage l,l,C Tim Ellis, Owner 7:30-12 North of ~. 55 on 15 in Kimball ~0) 398-2200 Host an Exchange Student Today! Make a lifelong friend from abroad. Enrich yotw eamfly with another culture. Now you can host a high school exchange student (gift or boy) from France. ~Ca:nnany, Scandina~Sa, Spain, England, Japan, BrazK Italy or other countries. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime! Hanna ftv)m Norway, 16 yrs. Klaus from Get~tany, 17 )~. artrHalmahlx'stJlnadram'aclub~fri~Jr~ll'~i~'lI~l~ I Klaus'dreamlxlsbeentospellda while in the LiK4,, ".~,~oxst ~*~,~r ~t .~,~ r t school year in the U3A Richard (320) 250-4867 Karen (800) 736-1760 or e-mail ~unded in 19'76 ASSE Intcrnatiomd Student Exclhangc Program is a public benefit, lion-profit organization. A DAY AT THE MUSEUM Day Camp for Students, 7 11years Wednesday, Aug. 18 9-4p.m, Old-fashioned games & crafts Heritage Park nature walk Make ice cream Archeology digs Museum tour & projects - Special guests Bud & Mary Molin sharing "Olden Days" Cost: $20 paid at registration Bring your own, non-refrigerated, lunch Reservations or information, ., please call: 320-253-8424 toll-free: 866-253-8424 235 33r~ Ave. S. St. Cloud museum.corn