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00u00s00ay, Angst 00011 Corn unity Tri-County News Kimball, MN 1 :.- :.._-_ ===============================  ::: ;_..: - . Rural Stearns Faith in Action welcomes new VISTA Scott Holte joined the Rural Stearns Faith in Action team Sat- urday, Aug. 6, as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Holte comes to Faith in Action with an M.S. in Mass Com- munication and a B.S. in Bibli- cal Studies. He has been gain- ing experience in media and mar: keting over the last six years, and is excited to use his experience to support the mission of Rural Stea- rns Faith in Action: to facilitate the caring of people in rural commu- nities throughout Stearns County. "i feel like Rural Stearns Faith in Action is going to be a good fit for me," Holte said "I am passion- ate about Faith in Action's neigh- bors helping neighbors philoso- phy; we are able to connect willing community members with peo- ple who don't know who to call for help." Holte will he building the capacity of Rural Stearns Faith in Action by increasing the vol- unteer base, by developing a vol- unteer mentor program, by rais- ing awareness of Faith in Action among people in need of ser- vices, and by working to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels and Senior Dining. About Rural Stearns Faith in Action Rural Stearns Faith in Action is a nonprofit organization with hubs in Melrose, Albany, Bel- grade, and Cold Spring. They pro- vide. services such as transporta- tion, homemaking, chores, simple home repair, and friendly visiting to seniors and people facing dif- ficult life situations. The organi- zation also provides respite care, caregiver consulting, and sup- port groups for caregivers. Faith in Action relies heavily on com- munity members who are willing to go out of their way to be a good neighbor. If you or a loved one is in need of services, or if you are willing to help, call Lindsey Sand at (320) 348-2355, or e-mail her at Mark Anthony Chief Meteorologist, KSAX Hot, wet August We are half way through the month of August, and so far for the month w.e are experiencing above- average temperatures, and way- above precipitation. That is no surprise for most of us, of course. I know the folks of Texas would be happy to see some of the rainfall that Minnesota has had this sum- reel In Alexandria, for example, the area is averaging a tempera- ture of 70.7. This is not the average day highs, but the average tem- perature overall. That is nearly one degree above average for the month. The average high so far for August is 79.4 degrees with an average low of 62.1 degrees. In regards to precipitation, the city as of Sunday, had aver- aged 3.58" of rainfall. That is 2.i5" inches above normal. The great- est amount of rainfall in a 24-hour period was from July 31-Aug. 1, when 2.57" of rainfall was dropped on the city. That was the same sys- tem that toppled the trees in the Glenwood area. By the way, my wife and I drove through the Glenwood area over the weekend. It is amazing to see the damage from the storms that moved through that part of the state a couple of weeks ago. I always hate to see mature trees that have "expe- rienced" so much over the years and have been in people's yards providing shade and oxygen being destroyed in just seconds. Obvi- ously, it takes 15 to 30 years for many trees to become mature. It just proves how powerful the forces of nature are, and how little control we have over it... we can only fore- cast it and track it for you. Have a great day! Weather history: In 1946 a tornado killed 11 people in the Mankato area. A 27-ton road grader was hurled about 100 feet. Another tornado an hour later destroyed downtown Wells. Weather fact: Jet Streams How the wind is blowing at the earth's surface is often differ- ent from how it is blowing in the upper levels in the atmosphere. These tipper-level winds are called "jet streams." let streams usually move weather systems around. In the U.S., they blow from west to east, they blow most weather sys- tems from west to east. Minnesota at a glance: Moorhead-Low 53, High 76 Duluth-Low 56, High 80 Alexandria-Low 55, High 75 Twin Cities-Low 64, High 81 Rochester-Low 63, High 76 Marshall-Low 54, High 79 High pressure will return to the area bringing drier conditions to the state for Wednesday with rain chances returning later in the week. Thursday: Partly cloudy, 20 per- cent chance of showers and thun- derstorms mainly north. High 80, Low 62 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-10" Page 3 Friday: Partly cloudy, 30 per- cent chance of showers/T-storms. High 74 Low 55 Winds: SW/W 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10" Saturday: Partly cloudy, 30 per- cent chance of showers/T-storms. High 76 Low 60 Winds: SW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10" Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler, 30 percent ,chance of showers/T-storms. High 73 Low 53 Wind: SW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace- .10" School supplies wanted for Kimball Food Shelf School is on the horizon, which means it is time to start thinking about back to school. One glim- mer of excitement comes from get- ting brand new school supplies to use for a new school year. Stud- ies show that students who are well equipped with school sup- plies for the first day of school are more likely to succeed throughout the school year. Unfortunately, for many children this is 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 extra supplies for those in need in our community. Donations can be dropped off at the Kimball Area Food Shelf or your loca! church. 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