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6 Kimball Trl-County News--Thulay, (c 3. 1991 Good News This clergy column is sponsored by the Kimball Ministerial Association The Kimball Ministerial As- sociation has requested space to run articles prepared by the sev- en participating churches on a rotating basis. The first one is printed this week. The Good News in Food by Fr. Jerry Mischke Pastor, St. Anne's Church Babette was a cook. Because of her beliefs she was driven out of France and arrived penniless at a remote sea shore village in Denmark where the villagers belonged to a devout religious group. Their strong faith and close spiritual fellowship allowed them to accept the lone- liness and stark poverty of the region. For fifteen years Babette cooked and served the meals of fish-soup and bread in return for room and board. One day, in a letter, Babette received 10,000 francs from her brother. She was rich! The dis- traught villagers, who had learned to love Babette, were afraid that now she would surely leave them. Babette announced that she would like to cook a French dinner for them. She would need some time to get the ingredients from France. The de- vout elders were fearful that Ba- bette's dinner might interfere with their religious regimen and way of life, yet they agreed to come to the dinner. As the twelve were seated around the elegantly arranged table, they were fearful, cautious and curi- ous. They had never seen any- thing like it! As they sampled the courses of free and delicately prepared foods that were served in endless array of silver trays and fine china, they were filled with wonder. They had never tasted anything like this[ As the meal progressed, the quiet won- der blossomed into a heart-felt treasuring of each other. Words of forgiveness and love were spoken freely as the banquet came to an end. This was Babette's gift to them; she would surely leave them now. No. She was one of them; she was their servanL She had no place else to go, no money. She had spent the 10,000 francs on the dinner! This story made into a movie, "Babette's Feast", might teach us something about food. Babette is a Christ-figure, sharing herself through her service of a meal even as Jesus does. As Babette prepared the food with great rev- erence and skill, she communi- cated her love and service to her guests. Babette breaks into the stark poverty of bleak minds, arid spirits and untrained tastes, and delights the total human per- son through the bounteous bless- ings of a banquet. How do we "celebrate" food? Even if we are alone, do we regard each meal, eneh morsel, as a special gift? Certainly with our families we ought to take the time to "celebrate" each meal with a prayer of thanksgiving, and more often than not prepare the table with a touch of elegant love that says "you're special". Is it possible that food, like the Eucharist, can enable us to trea- sure one another once again? Fast food may have its pur- pose, but to "taste and see how good the Lord is" lakes time. Kimball Chatter Rodney and Alice Robinson returned home from Alaska last Wednesday. Rodney had been up there for two months and Alice for the last month. They stayed with the Mark Bormun family at Cantwell. The men enjoyed hunting and fmhing to- gether while the Robinsons were there. Mark's wife, Gale, re- turned to Minnesota with the Robinsons and visited with her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewie and Alene Borman at Paynesville and with other members of Mark's family. She left Monday morning to visit with her parents in Wyoming for a week before returning to Cantwell. New kids dub director ,% l h Joyce Borash A big hello to the community of Kimball. Let me introduce myself. My name is Joyce Bo- rash, the new Southwest Region- al YMCA outreach Coordinator and the Kimball Kids Club Di- rector. I attended high school in Bel- grade and college at St. Bene- dict's in St. Joseph where I grad- uated with a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies. I must admit that my greatest thrill during these four years was playing varsity basketball with the wom- en's team and being named All- American my final year. Also, during my senior year, I was an intern at the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA. While I was there, I worked with the program directors and per- formed a variety of tasks. Since February, 1991, I've been with the YMCA as part of their cus- tomer service personnel and a rover with the program direc- tors. As of September 23rd, I have been familiarizing myself with the Kimball Community Ed. De- partment and the Kids Club af- ter-school program. It has truly been a thrill interacting with these young and energy-filled children. My office is located in the Kimball High School Communi- ty Education Office. My hours are from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., Mon. - Thurs. The phone num- ber is 398-3785. My responsibilities as the Outreach Coordinator are to plan, organize, and supervise programs for the following YMCA Outreach locations: Kimball, Annandale, Eden Val- ley, Watkins, and Maple Lake. I will direct, select, and evaluate a wide variety of classes, recruit the staff to teach these classes, and keep close contact with the school officials and community leaders of these . As a reminder, the Kimball Kids Club is an after-school child care program for kids grades K-6. It runs from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., M-F, in the Kimball Elementary experience roonl. There is space available, so don t hesitate to stop by and check it out or call for more im formation. If you have any comments about the Kids CI,b or any suggestions for comm nity Education classes, plea feel free to give me a call oz contact the Community Fxl. of- fice at 398-3781. We will be happy to serve you. I am really excited to ac- quaint myself with the Kimball area, so stop in and say hello!..., DISTRICT REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES BUDGET General FOE 1991 - 1992 FUND 1990-91 ACTUAL REVENUES ldID TiIANSFFJtS 3,174,641 District Number 739 Gamblers Anonymous 1-800-5414557 U || Beginning Decorati,oe Pa/nang Workshop Explore the basics of decomdve painang, an an form that can learn! Students will learn basic brush strokes, background preparation, finishing techniques, how to approach the steps necessary to complete even the most intricate design, and an overview of the many choices d projects to suit  taste! Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Annandale High School Home Ec Room. Deadline to register is Oct. 7. /%4pproximate supply cost o[ $10 is payable to instructor at beginning of class. Pam Wood, instructor. FEE: $15. ,,, ,,, z. 700._30S.8 _ " ,.I:N., 1990-91 ACTUAL EXPENDITURES AND TRA/4SFERS 3,672,575 Distric. Nale KIHBALL JUNE 30, tggt ACTi/AL FUND BALANCE 1991-92 BUDGET REVENUES AND TRANSFEitS 3,668,731 3,312,655 546,281 rend Servtce 200,355 205,877 (5,523) 193,670 214,142 Transportat toa 443,439 348,005 272,733 304,232 337,951 113,594 3,932,028 227,535 104,536 i i 4,325,360 i 164,825 -0- Community Servtcu i TOTAL OPERATING FUNDS 104,754 4,331,211 242,093 91,563 Capital r,tpendtture 63,238 876,730 198,452 20,685 But ldtns Construction Debt Redempt ton Trust and Agency i I I TOTAL NOM-OPEMATXI 7UMN TOTAL - ALL FUNDS 428,314 -0- 655,849 4,587,877 403,764 -0- 737,420 5,068,631 24,550 -0- i 243,687 1,120,417 112,001 3,922,558 i 181,550 402,500 -0- i Ill 567,325 i 4,892,685 JIME 30, 1992 PROJECTED FUND B.44jUlC 190,205 (25,995) 239,014 70,703 473,928 215,177 20,685 49,350 --0-- 285,212 i 759,140 ,, , , bONDS & STATE I OWrSTANDING JULY 1. 1990 PLUS: BGHDS AHD LOANS ISSUED LESS: bONDS AND lOANS EEDEENED LOANS $3,572,790 -0- ..... ST"ATUTOI T OPERATING PllOIt TO JULY 1. 1917 LESS: USgltVED FOR SOD - 6/30/91 LESSt PAYABLE 1991 SOD LEVY DEBT NONE NONE NONE NONE HI SCELLAN EOUS 427,300 126,075 OUTSTANDIHG JUN30, 1991 3,446,715 NET IDUINING AS OF 6130/92 -0- 608,850 4,531,408 ORDERS NOT PAID FOR WAUt Or FUNas 6130/91 CEaTlr ICATES OF tNnEbETEDN 613OI91 PUPILS IN AVEbAGE DAILY NENbI,SHIP COSY PElt PUPIL I