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Thursday, September 24, 2009 Community Page 3 Tri-County News Kimball, MN Thieves strike in Kimball Monday night, at high school and businesses Sometime between 9 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, gasoline and diesel were siphoned from about a dozen vehicles parked at Kimball Garage and Kim-Built Propane along Hwy. 15. A garage employee arrived for work and saw the bucket and garden hose {stolen from Kim-Built) in front of the garage (see above photo; the parked truck belongs to an employee and wasn&apos;t there the night before). Visible at the top of the photo are tire tracks left between the two businesses. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua. Annual Public Notice for USDA Child Nutrition Programs National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program The Minnesota Department of Education has announced the household income guidelines established by the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture (USDA) for free and reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Pro- gram, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. The income guidelines are effective from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. Contact your school, childcare center, family childcare home or adult care center to find out whether it participates in these programs. Schools, and childcare cen- ters that charge for meals in addi- tion to childcare tuition costs, will provide a form for applying for free or reduced-price meals upon request. Most participating cen- ters and all participating family Family Free Meals Size Yearly Monthly Weekly Yearly 1 14,079 1,174 271 20,036 2 18,941 1,579 365 26,955 3 23,803 1,984 458 33,874 4 28,665 2,389 552 40,793 5 33,527 2,794 645 47,712 6 38,389 3,200 739 54,631 7 43,251 3,605 832 61,550 8 48,113 4,010 926 68,469 Add for each additional person 4,862 406 94 6,919 An application to a school or An application to an adult care childcare center can be approved if center can be approved if it contains it contains complete documentation complete documentation of house- of household income, or documen- hold income or documentation of tation of current participation in the current participation in Medicaid, Minnesota Family Investment Plan, Food Assistance (Stamps), SSI, or Food Assistance (Stamps), or Food Food Distribution on Indian Reser- Distribution Program on Indian vations. Reservations. Foster children usu- Participating schools and cen- ally qualify for free meals without ters accept applications for free or regard to the foster parents' income, reduced-price meals at any time Most children enrolled in Head Start during the year. A household may and Even Start automatically qualify qualify for free or reduced-price for free meals, meals due to a temporary loss of childcare homes provide meals to all enrolled participants without any separate charge. Households with incomes that are less than or equal to the guide- lines for free meals qualify for free meals. Households with incomes that are greater than the guide- lines for free meals, but less than or equal to the guidelines for reduced price meals, qualify for reduced price meals. Reduced Price Meals Monthly Weekly 1,670 386 2,247 519 2,823 652 3,400 785 3,976 918 4,553 1,051 5,130 1,184 5,706 1,317 WEDNESDAYS: t0% SENIOR DISCOUNT 577 134 income, such as a period of unem- ployment. An appeal procedure is available for households whose applications are denied. Information supplied on an application for free or reduced-price meals may be verified at any time. In the operation of USDA Child Nutrition programs, no partici- pant will be discriminated against because of race, color, national ori- gin, sex, age or disability. Search for Mrs. Stearns County announced Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Stearns County. Mrs. Stearns County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held March 6 & 7, 2010, at "Ritsche Auditorium," in the City of St. Cloud. The woman chosen as "Mrs. Stearns County" will become an ambassador from the Stearns County area and will receive offi- cial title and sash. She will receive a prize pack- age worth $7,000, and the chance to represent Minnesota at the 2010 Mrs. International Pageant in July. The Easter Seal Society and the "Go Red for Women" are the offi- cial charities of the Mrs. Minne- sota pageant. The current reigning 2009 Mrs. Minnesota is Tami Kranse of Bloomington. Traveling all across the state, Tami speaks on her plat- form "The Heart of the Matter" - Heart Health Awareness & Educa- tionI Tami has seen how efforts have successfully begun to decrease the rate of heart disease in our country. By bringing awareness and educat- ing the public that heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women. For more information go to <>. Competitions in the pageant are: personal interview, aerobic wear and evening gown. There are no tal- ent or swimsuit competitions. Married women living in Stearns County that are interested in applying should write for bio- form to: MRS. MINNESOTA, Inter- national Pageant, P.O. Box 240537, Apple Valley MN 55124-0537, or call for information: (952) 432- 6758 fax: (952) 953-3896, or e-mail <>. www.tricou ntynews. M N At left, business owners Tim Ellis and Jeff Orbeck inspect the tire tracks and other evidence left behind. Kimball Police are investigat- ing. Anyone who may know something or who saw something is en- couraged to call (320) 398-2871. Another incident occurred Monday night during the volleyball game at Kimball Area High School. Three individuals allegedly broke in- to the visiting team locker room and stole cash as well as several cell phones, cameras, and iPods; all but one were recovered and the two juveniles and one adult were arrested Tuesday morning. The two crime sprees appear to be unrelated. KIMBALL LIONS 0 2 (ALL YOU CAN EAT) Adults: $8 Children 10 & under: $4 oo Serving SEW 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. t.o00. .