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Thursday, August 1 ,,00 Community Tri-County News Kimball, MN Cards of Thanks Open House B th, . I Kimball Wrestling Boost- KORZ anniversar~ K]ffmeyer ers would like to thank the Kim- ball Community for attending our sponsored events during Kimball Days. The Little Kids' Tractor Pedal Pull was well attended with 70 par- tic|pants! The children's game at Willow Creek was a success. The wrestling team had a great time in the Grande Parade. Kimball Com- munity Pride is shining! K!mball Wrestling Boosters I would like to thank my fam- ily for helping me out during Kim- ball Days; my wonderful babysit- ter Ashley; Dave Geislinger and the Fire Department for helping with the parade; Bonnie Thurber for being a judge for "American Idol;" the Kimball Lions for all their hard work; Ed and Chad for getting ready for Kimball Days; all the sponsors who made it pos- sible for Kimball Days to be a suc- cess; BLT and FFA for helping with the kiddie games; the Tri-County News for their coverage; the Kim- ball Golf Club for loaning us golf carts; mayor Tammy Konz; and anybody else I may have forgot- ten here. I appreciate everyone for coming out to celebrate our com- munity. It was a great Kimball Days with probably the most peo- ple I've ever seen. Sara Krippner, Kimball Days coordinator P.S. Please be sure to fill out your surveys (handed out at the parade) and return them to the State Bank of Kimball or to Kimball City Hall. Thanks! Come help us celebrate Nick and Amy Konz's 25th wedding anniversary. Open house is from 3 p.m. until ? (going late) Saturday, Aug. 15. The hog roast will be at the Konz' farm located at 11503 State Highway 15 (South of Kimball). No gifts, please. Bridal shower Mathews-Fischer An open house bridal shower is planned in honor of Kelsey Mathews and Dan Fischer. It is 7 p.m. Friday evening, Aug. 21, at Pam Schindele's home located at 17104 33rd Ave. in Clearwater (320) 236-7739. Kelsey is the daughter of Chris and Gary Mathews of Circle Pines. Dan is the son of Keith and Deb Fischer of South Haven. The couple is registered at Tar- get and Sears. iNate Frearickson A word of caution There I was, sitting in a trendy coffee house surrounded by bespectacled, scarf-wearing col- lege students enjoying my cup of exotic coffee, a blend which proudly boasted being organic. It tasted okay, but I missed the sub- tle nuance from the residual pesti- cides. I think they give coffee that little extra special something. As I attempted to take my first sip from my cardboard-sleeved cup of java I chanced to notice a warning printed on the bottom of the cup. It said, "Caution, the beverage you are about to enjoy is extremely hot." Extremely hot was an understatement as this cup took nearly a week to cool down enough for me to actually drink it! I could have enjoyed a mug of mol- ten lava faster! Although admittedly not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, I needed no warning to realize it would be a bad idea to yank the plastic top offthe cup and guzzle it like a fiat boy does beer on Friday night. As I read the warning label . on the caffeine-drenched recepta- cle once more I couldn't help but wonder why the coffee chain felt it necessary to post such an obvi- ous caveat. Then I remembered that several years ago McDonald's was sued because some semi brain,dead woman had seen her simple mis- take of spilling coffee on her lap as an opportunity to make money! Heck, I've done that a couple of times myself, but the idea of suing someone over it never crossed my mind. If you do a Google search under frivolous lawsuits you will find page after page of litigious, money-hun- gry people just like the mental hob- bit that sued McDonald's over an injury she was solely responsible for. If I were the lawyer for the Golden Arches I would .have fought this suit tooth and nail. Unfortunately around the time of the court case there was a scandal involving Mayor McCheese and an intern at McCity Hall and McDonald's couldn't afford more negative media coverage. Being a bit of a worrier by nature I began to wonder how long before someone sues me for something as trivial as spilling coffee on his or her lap. This fear has made me so paranoid that I now offer warnings every time I say or do anything. For instance, I recently took a cli- ent out to dinner to a nice Tex-Mex restaurant, but before he tucked into the pre-dinner nachos, I made him sign a waver, which said, "I, the undersigned do not hold Nate Fredrickson liable for any or all of the potential hazard s incurre d from eating the aforementioned spicy meal: heartburn, bad breath, flatu- lence, or Montezuma's Revenge." Oddly, this client no longer returns my calls. Brian and Megan Kiffmeyer announce the birth of their son .Tyler Edward Kiffmeyer. He was born July 29, 2009. weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Tyler is also welcomed by his big brother Blake. Grandparents are Virgil and LaVonne Truenow of St. Augusta; and Gary and Kathy Kiffmeyer of Clear Lake. Rossman Adrian and Kelly Rossman of St. Joseph proudly announce the birth of their daughter Addelyn Ann. She was born May 27, 2009, weighing 5 pounds, and was 17 inches long. Proud grandparents are Bob and Lorri Rossman of Fairhaven, andVic and Debbie Lochen of Pearl Lake. And while on the social net- working site Facebook recently, I posted a comment regarding the fact that I had slept in for the first time in years. A friend responded to the post mentioning how much they too would like to do the same. As a result of my endorsement of eight hours of sleep, i thought I had better cover my backside by offer- ing a warning about what can hap- pen if one gets a good night's sleep. My response was, "Side effects of eight hours of sleep may include over-productivity in the office, alertness, and a sudden increase in short-term memory. Eight hours of sleep may also cause mild euphoria, a swelling in confidence and a general feeling of wellbe- ing. Tell your doctor if you expe- rience the urge to complete long- Unfinished projects or begin exer- cising on a regular basis. Ask your doctor if eight hours of sleep is right for you." Strangely, my friend doesn't respond to my posts anymore. N.M. Fredrickson is freelance writer, speaker and author of the upcoming book, "Hair Restoration and Swedish Male Enhancement," due in stores in October. . 2009, N.M. Fredrickson. All rights reserved. Page 3 26th Annual Rendezvous 10 Gun Raffle Drawing & Meat Raffle Saturday, August Starting at 2 p.m. Hested by Fairhaven Liens