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p_.-.._ Thursday, August 13, 2009 6 Church Obit. L .... Kimball Public Librar) Influenza preparedness meetings Stearns County's Public Health Division of Human Services is holding public meetings to help the community prepare and plan for a possible H1N1 influenza out- break. Attendees will have the oppor- tunity to learn more about the background of H1N1 and why it's important to plan now. They'll get tips on planning for future disas- ters - dealing with personnel, business needs, the community and resources. Lastly, there will be some discussion on the communi- cation or partnership between the County and the community; how they can work together. A series of meetings will be held to target specific populations: Faith-based communities: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug.14. Media: 3- 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. Busiiaesses: 2-3:30 p.m. Mon- day, Aug. 24. Schools and Universities: 2 -3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. All meetings last 90 minutes and will be held in Room 499 of the Stearns County Administration Center at 705 Courthouse Square in downtown St. Cloud. The H1N1 virus continues to cause illness, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. during the nor- mally flu-free summer months, and there is some uncertainty about what the upcoming flu sea- son might bring. Worldwide, as of July 31, the number of H1N1 flu deaths hit 1,154, an increase of 338 since the World Health Organiza- tion's previous update on July 27. "There is uncertainty for wlaat will happen this flu season and if we have an influenza outbreak this fall, we feel these meetings will be a key component to keep- ing our businesses in operation, our communities functioning nor- mally, and everyone as informed and healthy as possible," said Pub- lic Health Division Director, Renee Frauendienst. "This is something we can all do in advance to pre- pare and plan for such an occur- rence." Anyone associated with one of these targeted meeting groups who would like to attend the meet- ing should contact Peter Matan- ich, Public Health Coordinator, at (320) 656-6276 or e-mail . Be still, my legs They sayit's like spiders crawling up and down your legs. Or like a tingling wave that never stops. That's howmanysufferers of rest- less legs syndrome (RI~) describe the pttz~Iing condition that makes it impo~r~,~hem, tQ sit still or enjoyl a~ ~ ~,s~'ep - because theitq~. ~~6~g~ly tingling, twitchiiag and i~eeding to move. According to the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation, approx- imately 10-12 percent of Ameri- cans suffer from RLS, a neurolog- ical condition that has no obvious cause. Physicians believe it's asso- ciated with a deficiency of iron in the blood or dopamine in the brain. To confuse the issue even further, RLS can also appear with condi- tions ranging from diabetes to preg- nancy. But unlike those who suffer from diseases like cancer and asthma, patients with RLS often also have to face confusion - and sometimes scorn- from friends and colleagues who believe their diagnosis is a joke. not an actual medical condition. Not so. "This is a real neurologic and sleep-related condition, with spe- cific criteria for diagnosis and a growing body. of scientific litera- ture that helps define its causes and treatment," says Dr. Stephen Barczi, associate professor of medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He treats at least one RLS patient per week as part of his work with Wis- consin Sleep, the clinical and sleep research center at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. "k's also not a minor thing," says Dr. Barczi. 'q%stless Legs Syn- drome not only affects the abil- ity to fall asleep, but some patients who have RLS can't go to a theater or watcia'a rn6vie. They-have tO constantly be moving around. They feel like they're crazy, and they can't describe what they're feeling." That was the case for one of Barczi's patients, a 58-year-old woman who began noticing about 15 years ago that she couldn't keep her legs still, especially in the late afternoon and evening. The Mad- ison woman describes her RLS as "a tingling wave" that starts at her knee and rushes down to her toes, jumping from leg to leg in a rhythm she's unable to ignore. For years, it robbed her of productivity at work and regular sleep at night. It took her two years to seek medical attention and get a diag- nosis. Her doctor put her on rop- inirole, one of several dopamine- based drugs that can sometimes offer relief to patients. Dr. Barczi also notes that RLS can be inher- itable, with a positive family his- tory in 40 to 60 percent of cases.The problem is slightly more prevalent in females. Not all RLS patients need med- ication, but some can benefit from carefully chosen medications that can help control symptoms. i iii Dingmann , [Funeral Care : bi Burtat and Creraatto. Secvles View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 Kimball Area Emergency .r~ [#od She~ St. Anne's Church in Kimball I0 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Blood Drive in Eden Valley The American Red Cross will be in Eden Valley from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. For more infor- mation or to schedule an appoint- ment call Eileen at (320) 453-5475, Bonnie at 453-2574, or visit . Sixteen-year-aids are now eligi- ble with written parent/guardian consent form (forms can be found online or by calling Eileen or Bon- nie). Remember to bring along your identification - it is required to donate. Bonnie Meyer, Coordinator NEW HOURS: MON: 3.6pm WED: lOam-1 pm & 3-6 pm THURS: 1-8 pm Fill: loam-1 pm & SAT." 9-Noon e 5 Main St. N. Kimball Church of St. Anne Fr. Tom Olson T 441 Hazel Ave E Kimball 398-2211 Mondays &Wednesdays, 8 a.m.. Mass. Saturdays, 4:30 p.m.. Mass. Sundays, 10 a.m.. Mass. Kimball Church of Christ Jon Albert, Senior Pastor Steve Rowland. Youth/Fam. Min. Hwy. 55 West, Kimball 398-3660 SundayWorship: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. St. John's Lutheran Church David Milz, Pastor Missouri Synod 8871 135th St., Kimball 398-7151 www.stlohnslutherankimball.org SundayWorship: 9 a.rn. Sunday School/Adult Bible Class: 10:15 a.m. Kimball United Methodist Church j, Luke C. Nelson, Pastor 141 Hwy. 55 W., Kimball 398-2925 StmdayWorship: 9 a.m. Apostolic Lutheran Church Orval Wirkkala, Pastor 72039 Co. Rd. 27, Kingston 398-2130 :~#~ii:::~: ~:~ www.kingstonalc.com SundayWorship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:10 a.m. Youth group: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Zion United Methodist Church Luke C. Nelson, Pastor ,~., Hwy. 55 E., South Haven 398-2925 SundayWorship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Lloyd Melvie, Pastor. (320) 894-1084 74246 CSAH 19, South Haven -398-2992 SundayWorship: 9 a.m. Adult Bible study, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church of Kingston ~ Michael Nelson, Pastor (ELCA) Kingston 286-2354 ~'~ SundayWorship: 9:30 a.rn. (July - Dec.) Ostmark Lutheran Church ~ ~ Interim Pastor (ELCA) Forest City Township (rural Watkins) ~ 32721 680th Ave., Watkins 693.8450 StmdayWorship: 9 a.m. (Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays) Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Fairhaven Christian Church Ken Smith, Pastor I~ 4943 139th St. Fairhaven 236-7806 (Evetyn) SundayWorship: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Church of St. Wendelin Luxemburg- Fr. Marvin Enneking, 251-6944 Tue./Thu./Fri. Mass, 7:45 a.m.; Wed., 6:30 p.m. g Saturdays, 5 p.m., Mass. Sundays, 8 and 10 a.m.. Mass. Church of St. Nicholas Rev. Thomas Olson 15862 Co. Rd. 165, Watkins 764-7345 ]- "Ihe. &Thu. Mass. 8 a.m.: Sat. 8 a.m.: Sun. 8 a.m. Opportunity for reconciliation: Sat.. 7:30 p.m. Holy Cross Catholic Church Rev. Jerome Nordick, Pastor ii~ 10651 Co. RO. 8, Pearl Lake 398-7986 -f Daily Masses. variable.; Sat., 6:15 p.m., Mass. Sun., 8:15 a.m., Mass. Opportunity for reconciliation: Sun. 7:45 a.m. Concordia Evangelical Lutheran ~1 Missouri Synod Timothy L. Nerud, Pastor !" 13455 Bluffton Rd., Fair Haven 236-7550 Worship: Sun., 9 a.m.; Wed., 7 p.m. (Summer) Education Hour: Sun.. 10:30 a.m. A.A. Meetings: Fri., 7 p.m. Church of St. Anthony Watkins Fr. John Brunner T 171Central Ave. S, 764-2755 www. stanthonywatkins, com Services Sat 5:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA)~ Ran Bockhaus, Pastor 1000 Red River Ave., Cold Spring 685-7656 ~..~[~-"--~"~ www.peacelutherancoldspring.com SundayWorship: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Silver Creek Community Church Membership in the Reformed Church IF Tim Overweg, Pastor www.silvercreekcommunitychurch.org PO Box 30, Silver Creek 963-3957 SundayWorship: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Cornerstone Church Kingston Community Center (30840 722nd Ave.. Kingston) 398-3161 (Mark) Sunday FamilyWorship: 10 a.m. St. Matthew's Q United Church of Christ Bridget Haefner, Pastor 31415 CSAH 2, Forest City 693-3848 Sun~iayWorship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School. 9:15 a.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, E.L.F. Cory Hahnke, Pastor 601 Red River Ave. S., Cold Spring 685-3811 SundayWorship: 9 a.m. (Mem. 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