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Page 14 C00overnmcnt Monday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Fair Haven Township meeting at Town Hall; Les Rose, (320) 251-3425. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Kimball City Council; (320) 398-2725. Monday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Pub- lic information on upcoming school levy at KAHS cafetorium. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Maine Prairie Township meeting at Kimball Area Fire Hall; (320) 398-2905. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Kimball School Board meeting, in board room. (320) 398-5585. Monday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce "Meet the Candidate" night, at KAHS cafe- torium. Ekcation Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Kim- ball Cub Scout Fall Youth Recruit- ment Night, at KES Exper. Rm. Oct. 3-10 is National 4-H Week. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2-hour late start for Kimball Schools. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m., 2010 Meeker county 4-H Awards cele- bration, at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield; (320) 693-5275. See story on page 7. Monday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Pub- lic information on upcoming school levy at KAHS cafetorium. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Kimball School Board meeting, in board room. (320) 398-5585. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 21-22, NO SCHOOL (Teacher convention). Friday, Oct. 1, 4:30-8 p.m., Kim- ball Lions Fish Fry, at Willow Creek Park Shelter. Community Thursday, Sept. 30, 1noon, Kim- ball Area Chamber of Commerce meeting, at Triple R in Kimball. Thursday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m., TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meet- ing at St. Anne&apos;s in Kimball. Thursday, Sept. 30, Kimball Arts in the Park at Willow Creek Park. (see notices on page 3). Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Grand opening and "Goatober Fest" at The Red Goat Bar & Grill in Wat- kins; see their ad on page 5. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 2-3, Okto- berfest and Grape Stomp at Mill- her Heritage Winery; www.millner heritage.corn Sunday, Oct. 3, 1-6 p.m., Speed Dating at St. Cloud Singles Club (Moose Family Center in WaRe Park); call Tim (612) 716-4766. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 5-9 p.m., AARP Defensive Driving 4-hour refresher course, at KAHS room 105; register through Community Ed, (320) 398- 7700, ext 114. Friday, Oct. 8, (during halftime at the football game) 2010 Hall of Fame Induction; see story on page 7 for details and the list of five inductees. Saturday, Oct. 9, 8:45 a.m. (regis- tration 8-8:30), "lust the Facts: Fam- ily History Conference at Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud; (320) 253-8424. See story on page 6. Saturday, Oct. 9, I p.m., Minnesota Button Box Club (free old-time music), at Pizza Ranch, Hwy. 212, Glencoe; (320) 864-7669. Listen, or join inI Monday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., Kim- ball Legion Auxiliary Halloween pot- luck and meeting. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., annual meeting of Lake Union Cem- etery Association, at the church. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m., Kimball Area Historical Society board of direc- tors meeting, at Triple R Grill & Bar. Tuesday; Oct. 19, 5-9 p.m., AARP Saturday, Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Defensive Driving 4-hour refresher Pancake breakfast, Rummage. sale course, at Eden Valley Civic Ceil- & Bake sale at Zion United Method .... ter; register through Community Ed ist Church in South Haven; see ad on ': (320) 398-7700, ext. 114. page 3 for derails. Sunday, Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p,m., Meeker County 4-H Interstate Exchange group breakfast, at the, Litchfield V.EW.; see story on page 5. Thursday, Oct. 7, 4:30-7 p.m., Das- sel Area Historical Society Pot Roast Dinner, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel; see ad on page 3. Saturday, Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ostmark Lutheran Church WELCA Fall Bazaar; see ad on page 3 for details. :Sunday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church FUNd- raiser: Pork chop dinner and Silent auction, at Willow Creek Park shel- ter in Kimball; see their ad on page 3 for details. Sunday, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m.-noon, .Thursday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m-4 p.m., "A Day at the Museum," featuring the Pink Panther exhibit, at Stearns His- tory Museum; (320) 253-8424 or toll- free (866) 253-8424. Friday, Oct. 22, St. Gertrude's Pedal Pilgrimage. October 23-24. St. Cloud National Marriage Encounter Weekend St. Fran- cis Center, Little Falls. Call (320) 252- 3220 or visit <htrp://stcloudme.org>. October 26, "Sears Catalog Houses" Program through Kimball Area His- torical Society, at Kimball City Hall. Thursday, Oct. 28, 12 noon, Kim- ball Area Chamber of Commerce meeting, at Triple R in Kimball. Community Calond u,sy September30, 2010 ,at Tri-County News. Kimball, MN Pre-register to vote for the general election Randy Schreifels, Stea- rns County Auditor-Treasurer, announces registration applica- tions are being accepted for the Nov. 2, general election. Those who are not registered to vote at their current address can fill out a Voter Registration Appli- cation and return it to the Stea- rns County Auditor-Treasurer's office, Room 148, 705 Courthouse Square, St Cloud, 56301. Pre-registration by Oct. 12, will ensure that the registrants' name will appear on the roster that needs to be signed on Elec- tion Day in the polling place. Pre- registration will save time on Elec- tion Day. Auditor-Treasurer Randy Sch- reifels said, "Stearns County pro- cesses nearly 20,000 Election Day registrations. If more of our unreg- istered citizens would pre-regis- ter, it would cut down on conges- tion in the polling place and speed up the process for voters." Voter Registration Applica- tions are available online at <www. co.stearns.mn.us>, or by contacting the Auditor-treasurer's office and an application can be mailed out. Voter Registration Applications are also available from the local city or township clerk. An instructional video is also available on the Stea- rns Countywebsite. If you have any questions, con- tact the Stearns County Audi- tor-Treasurer's office at (320) 656-3920, or e-mail <elections@ co.stearns.mn.us>. Protect your farm family from ATV injuries By Katherine Waters, U of M Extension Many Minnesota farmers use all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to check on crops and livestock, inspect and repair irrigation systems and fence lines, supervise field crews, herd livestock, and to move things from here to there and back again. ATVs are useful on the farm, but a growing number of deaths and injuries resulting from accidents led the National Education Cen- ter for Agricultural Safety <www. necasag.org> to focus on ATVs for this year's National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 19-25. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPCS) reported that in recent years an estimated 25,500 individuals were treated for ATV-related injuries in hospi- tal emergency rooms. Four out of 10 people treated in emergency rooms for ATV injuries are under the age of 16. The exact number SPOg,T of injuries is not known because many ATV injuries are treated at home. The CPSC report also indicated that 6.4 percent of all ATV acci- dents occurred on the farm. This number is expected to grow as the ATV becomes a more common agricultural machine. Each year, about 800 deaths are associated with ATV acci- dents nationwide. In Minnesota, 248 deaths have been reported in the past 26 years, with 19 per- cent of the deaths reported in the past two years. Clearly, the num- ber of deaths per year associated with ATVs has increased in recent years. The machines are getting big- ger and faster, weighing 600 or more pounds, with speeds exceed- ing 70 miles per hour. Rollover accidents are the most common. When it comes to ATV use, the fol- lowing simple safety measures Kimball Cubs Fri., Oct. 1, 7 pm, at H01dingford EV-Watkins Eagles Football Fill., OCT. 1, 7 PM, V. HL-W-W "HOMECOMING" FRI. OCT. 8, 7 PM, V. EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS Fri., Oct. 8, 7 pm, at Kimball Fri., Oct. 15, 7 pm, at HL-W-W Fri., Oct. 15, 7 pm, at BBE Volleyball Thu., Sept. 30, 6 pm, at Hotdingford THU., SEPT. 30, 6 PM, It. HL-W-W"HOMECOMING" Sat., Oct. 2, 9 am, at Maple Lake (C-sq. tourn.) Sat., Oct. 2, 9 am, at D-C Tournament (V/IV) Tue., Oct. 5, 6 pro, at ACGC Sat., Oct. 2, 9 am, at Maple Lake Toum. (9th gr.) THB., oct. 7,6 PM, V.EDENVALLEY-WATIONS Thu., Oct. 7, 6 pro, at Kimball Kimball-EVW Cross-Country Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., "East Meets West" Dryland Dogsled Thu., Sept. 30, 4:30 pro, at Paynesville Invitational Race at Warner Lake Park Nature Thu., Oct. 7, 4 pm, at Litchfield Pancake, sausage & egg breakfast at Center in Clearwater; $8 dinner is Tue., Oct. 12, 4 pm, at Pierz (Conference) St. Wendelin's Parish in Luxemburg. 5-7 p.m., followed by free talk. -_Tr" ...... rCounty News , Bo ngel ] Always something to read... [ FREE 2-NIGHT VACATION! 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If you had or need a second kip replacement or are ha..vig, unexpected kip problems, call us now for a free cousultatlon at 1-800-THE-FAGLE (toll-free). No fees or costs until your ease settles. We practice law only in Arizona, but associate with lawyers throughout the U.S. ..d   GOLDBERG & OSBORNE : ,e, 1-800-THE-EAGLE ' (1-800-843-3245) ii  WVCW. 18ootheeagle.com *'--" I can mean the difference between life and death: Be aware of your surround- ings Wear a helmet Be familiar with the manufac- turer's safety precautions Don't allow passengers Take an ATV training course Make sure your ATV is equipped with headlights and tail lamps ATVs are designed for off- highway use Display red, reflective warn- ing devices on the front and rear when operating near public road- ways ATV use in Minnesota is regu- lated by the Minnesota Depart- ment of Natural Resources (DNR). For a summary of Minnesota ATV laws, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/ regulations/ohv/index.html. If you operate an ATV, contact the DNR Information Center at 1-888- 646-6367 to receive a free ATV safety training CD. For more information on how to protect yourself, your farm family and your farm employees during harvest-season, visit the National Agricultural Safety Data- base website at <http://nasdonline. org/browse/1/topic.html>. During harvest, we see increased use of farm machinery in the fields and on the roads. Let's pay attention to vehicular safety and make this season a safe one for all. Katherine Waters is an agricultural health and safety educator and food systems program leader with University of Minnesota Extension. She also serves as a regional advisor to the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, and is a member of the Midwest Center for Occupatiomff Health and Safety Advi- sory Committee. 00Rubber stamps % You can now order rubber stamps, " ' seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. 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