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Thursday, September 30, 2010 TriCounty News. Kimball, MN Students Youth Teachers of the Week Marie Bauerly Subject(s) I teach: Business Technology, 7th and 8th grade Number of students I teach: 37 I grew up in: St. Paul Park, Minn. My favorite memory of school (K-12) is: Spending every day with my friends. Five of my closest friends today are still my high school friends. We have so many great memories of school events and trips, I can&apos;t pick just one! My favorite subject in school: Math When I was little, I wanted to be: A marine biologist. I loved dolphins. Now that I'm older, I'm hesitant swimming in lakes and the ocean because l don't like not knowing what is swimming around me or under me. So, realistically, marine biology wasn't a good fit! My collei3e(s) and desree(s): St. Cloud State University, Bachelor of Sci- ence in Business management; University of Minnesota, Masters of Education in Business and Marketing Education. I chose to become a teacher because: I love school. When l was lit- tle, I remember getting extra worksheets from my teachers so I could go home and "play school" with my sister. She didn't like school as much as I did, though. My favorite teacher was: My science teacher, Mr. Seibert. He had a funny, dry sense of humor. He took his class seriously, but knew when to have a little fun too. If I wasn't a teacher: I would still be working at Knife River in Sauk Rap- ids. I worked there for seven years before teaching. [ also met my hus- band there. I've been teaching for: 3 years. The best part of teachin8 is: Having those moments where kids are really excited about what you are doing in class. They care, ask ques- tions, and have fun with it. That's the best part! My family: My husband Chad and I have been married for 3 years; we have a son Rian who will be 2 this January, and another baby on the way in November. My hobbies and interests outside of school: Spending time with Chad and playing with Rian takes up most of my free time! When I have some time to myself, I love to golf, read (for fun, of course!), and hang out with our family and friends. Kris O'Brien Subject(s) I teach: High school physical education, and Community Education Director. Student teacher/T.A.: Brock Schindele, Jacob Linn, and Ty Filzen. I grew up in: Cannon Falls, Minn. My favorite memory of school (K-12) is: My dad was a teacher and coach, so I grew up on the football field and in the gym. He brought me with to most of his practices, and I loved racing the team members dur- ing conditioning time. I also developed a love for athletics and excelled during my high school and college career. My favorite subject in school: Gym, social studies, and science. When I was little, I wanted to be: A professional athlete, or teacher. My college(s) and degree(s): St. Cloud State University, Bachelor of Sci- ence in Physical Education, Coaching license; St. Thomas University, Community Education licensure. I chose to become a teacher because: At first I wanted to be a PE teacher because I wanted to wear shorts and T-shirts every day and play basket- ball. But as I entered the field, I discovered that I enjoyworking with stu- dents, building skills in sports, fitness, teamwork and leadership. My favorite teacher was: Well, my dad was the social studies teacher, so he has to rank up there as a favorite. I also really enjoyed Nora Flood, a teacher I worked with at a private school in the Twin Cities. She was really knowledgeable in her field, but also had a genuine love for her stu- dents. If I wasn't a teacher: I would be working with youth in a community center or camp. I've been teaching for: 19 years, including 12 in Kimball. Previously, I worked at the Jewish Community Center for 3 years as a sport specialist, camp counselor, and lifeguard. The best part of teaching is: I enjoy working with youth of all ages. My favorite age group is middle school students. My family: Husband Scan, children Madelyn, Caitlin and Erin. Pets 8 chickens, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. We live in the school district and enjoy our time on our hobby farm. My hobbies and interests outside of school: I love to camp, golf, swim, dance, and read. I am active as a Fairhaven Lions member, and help at church as much as possible. KAHS Bookfair online By Dennis Abernathy Use Bookfair ID 10287662 at checkout to support Kimball Area High School grades 7-12 Liter- acy Programming. From Satur- day, Oct. 16 to Thursday, Oct. 21, visit Barnes & Noble <BN.COM/ book fairs>. A percentage of the proceeds will be used to purchase books for the Literacy Program for Kimball Area High School. Check out the student artwork. Barnes & Noble is located at 3940 Division St. in St. Cloud. Kimball Kruisers' 4-H Club Report The Kimball Kruisers' 4-H Club held the September meeting at John and Sheri Gohmann's house with a potluck and some volley- ball. The food was tasty. Our roll- call question was, "What was your favorite part of the Mucker County Fair?" We had lots of inter- esting answers from food, to ani- mals, to judging. Congratulations to all 4-Hers! Chelsey Maus told us about her participation in Arts-In at the Minnesota State Fair. She practiced many days and per- formed in shows all 12 days of the Fair. New officers will be elected at the October meeting. The pumpkins in the 4-H gar- den by Bormans are doing really well. We will harvest them for our buyer in October. Thanks to all the families who helped plant, weed and water the garden all summer long. Please attend the Arts in the Park at Willow Creek Park Thurs- day evening, Sept. 30, in Kimball. There will be lots of art on dis- play and music to enjoy. Some 4-H members will be doing face-paint- ing for kids. National 4-H Week is Oct. 3-10. Our 4-H members will be wearing our 4-H T-shirts to school Wednesday, Oct. 6, and we will be doing a window display inside Kimball Elementary School to pro- mote 4-H. After the meeting, the younger kids played games while -the adults and teenagers planned activities for the coming 4-H year. Help support the Mucker Co. 4-H Interstate Exchange group at a breakfast at the VFW in Litchfield from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sun- day, Oct. 3. Our next meeting includes ditch cleaning before our 6 p.m. meeting at St. Anne's Church in Kimball. All those interested in 4-H and new families who want to join are welcome. Submitted by Andrew Massmann SPONSOR this column! Call us: 398-5000. I11111/1111 I Kimb,00ll schook Menu Oct. 4-8 Breakfast Monday: Cereal choice, slice of toast, fruit choice, milk Tuesday: Scrambled eggs & cheese, slice of toast, juice choice milk. Wednesday: Pancake, sausage patty, juice choice, milk. Thursday: French toast, ham slice, fruit choice, milk Friday: Sausage gravy over bis- cuit, fruit choice, milk. Lunch Monday: Chicken nuggets, mac & cheese or hamburger hot dish, green beans, sliced wheat bread, Page 5 fresh apple, milk. Tuesday: Chicken divan over pasta or com dog, glazed car- rots, sliced wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, milk. Wednesday: Soft-shell taco or Italian turkey sandwich, Mexican rice bake, sliced wheat bread, fresh pineapple wedge, milk. Thursday: Ham & cheese- stuffed baked potato or southwest- em burger on wheat, crisp cole slaw sliced wheat bread, peach slices, mille FaSday: Homemade pizza or pork riblet on wheat, corn, sliced wheat bread, rosy applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk. K trtlbttll Senior Dinitl Oct. 4-8 Monday-Euchre, Blood Pressures: Hamburger on a bun, baked beans, coleslaw, sliced pears. Tuesday-Euchre: Roast tur- key, whipped potatoes w/gravy, cream-style corn, wheat bread, chocolate mousse. Wednesday-Pie of the Month: Swedish meatballs, parslied pota- toes, country-trio vegetables, wheat bread, layered-lemon pie. Thursday: Lasagna, green beans, lettuce salad, garlic bread- stick, raspberry parfait. Friday-Bingo: Chicken breast with sour cream sauce, whipped potatoes w/gravy, dilled carrots, dinner roll, sherbet. 1% milk is served with every Mem 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 available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Council of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. Kimball Commun00 Education receives Area Arts and Humanity Grant Kimball School has been awarded a grant from the Mardag Foundation. This foundation has a strong mission statement that reads: The Mardag Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in Minnesota for children, seniors and other at-risk populations and for programs in education and arts. The grant monies will make it possible to lay the ground work to improve the lives of families in our target area through arts and humanity promotion and opportu- nities. As the administrators of the grant, Kimball Community Edu- cation has outlined goals and pro- grams for the grant year. First-year goals are to expand current service area for arts and humanity education, to increase arts and humanity educational opportunities, to initiate media arts and public speaking education and to start building an arts education scholarship base for individuals. Some programming ideas that have come from community mem- bers in regards m this initiative are Summer Arts in the Park, Swing Style Performing Choir, Historical Society Storytellers, Chicken Soup for the Soul Purpose of Supporting the Arts event, intergenerational performing opportunities, addi- tional arts education classes, web- casting of local and surrounding arts events and increased partici- pation in existing Performing Arts Club activities. Our hope is that the proposed activities will create out-of-school activities in arts and humanity. It should increase self esteem, be an emotional outlet for participants and create numerous opportuni- ties for participants to explore arts and humanity. Worldwide feel- ings start from each individual and this grant money should spark an appreciation for cultural differ- ences, artistic beauty, and compas- sion. We want participants to expe- rience a beautiful world that they may not normally have a chance to experience. We feel this will create a feeling of humanity in our comer of the world and spread as our stu- dents touch the lives of others. The activities associated with this grant are just some of the great things going on in Kimball Com- munity Education this year. We want to extend an invitation to get involved and explore the oppor- tunities offered through our pro- grams, special events and initia- tives. We have several community partners and numerous program areas for you to make the most of. Enjoy the school year.