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Com. Ed. (from p. 4) ' Nutcracker Ballet Sun. Dec. 8 Join us on Sunday, Decem- ber 8, as we travel to the Bene- dicta Fine Arts Center at St. Ben's in St. Joseph, MN for the matineee performance of the Nutcracker Ballet. This ballet is based on the famous Nutcracker Suite by Tcharkovsky and will be performed by the Strain Bal- let Company. The dances in- clude ballet students of all ages directed by Carlos Stroia, a pro- fessional dancer from Romania. You will be entertained by the dancers and their beautiful cos- tumes and familiar music. This -- -s a holiday family tradition and a wonderful way to spend an af- ternoon for people of all ages. The motorcoach will leave the Kimball Area High School at 12:30 p.m. for tlm 2:00 perfor- mance. The cost of this trip is $I0.00 for adults and $8.00 for senior citizens and students age  12 or under. Deadline to regis- tea" is Nov. 15. Senior Citizen Turkey Dinner Oct 24 Senior Citizens are reminded to register for the Turkey Din- nor which will be held on Octo- ber 23. The deadline for regis- trations to attend has been set for October 12. First time home- buyer program available The SL Cloud-Steams Coun- ty Housing and Redevelopmt Authority Executive Director, Dean S. Otterson, announced last week the start of the First Time Homebuyer Program. Under this program, citizens of Stearns County or St. Cloud are eligible to participate in this 7.97% interest rate, 30-year mortgage loan. For Stearns County, $6,200,000 has been allocated for home purchases; and a $7,200,000 allocation is available for homes in the city limits of SL Cloud. The Program offers two choices this year:, the f'LrSt is for families with a gross income of $23,400 or less (add $1,0(30 per person) and a house price of up to $62,000 in St. Cloud, or up to $65,500 in Stearns County. The second program is for families Minnesota Kimball Tri-County News--Thursday, Oct. 3, 1991 Children's Health Plan In response to an Increasing uninsured population, the 1987 Minnesota Legislature passed a bill that called for health care coverage for Minnesota's uninsured children. The Department of Human Services was designated as the administering agency. The Minnesota Children'e Health Plan started on July 1, 1988. The Minnesota Children's Health Plan i$ now an award-winning natlonat model. ,370,000 Minnesotens were uninsured or under-insured during the past year. 18 % wei children. This numna ttmt 67,000 children had Inadequate Ilth care coverage in Minnesota.^ • Many working familisa cannot afford lequate health care for their childnm. ""i4qAm The Uninsumd in tdtcmesom ?; Preliminary Report to the HCAC, August, lggO. Eligibility Minnesota residency Age: 1 through 17 Family income: See Income Guidelimm** Not eligible for Medical Assistance or GuadVlC Not covered by other out- patient health insurance Physician Services (outpatient) Clinic services (pub/ic health, nonprofit community, physician- directed, or outpatient hospital clinics) Diagnostic, screening, and preventive services Dental services (except orthodontics) Rehabilitation Therapy Services Medical Supplies Outpatient laboratory & x-ray • Immunizations • Prescription eyeglasses and vision care • MOst prescription drugs • Home Care Services • Certain outpatient mental health services up to $1,000/child/year i lf Mot k • Inpatient hospital services • Nursing home/ICF services • Chemical dependency services • Private duty nursing • Medical transportation • Personal care assistant Case management Hospice • IEP/SpeclaI-Ed Services provided by a school district [ Provider / • Providers must be MA-enrolled • Use current DHS invoice forms and codes • Reimbursement same as MA reimbursement levels • Child's ID card will list effective/expiration dates 1;, Apply • Call 297-3862 (Metro); 1-800- 657-3672 (Greater Minnesota) Ask for Children's Health Plan • Apply through State • Applications available in state offices, selected schools, community health, social service, and private provider offices • Family pays enrollment fee: $25/child/year • Enrollment based on available funds 7 with a gross income of $35,145 or less, with no adjustments and a house price of up to $85,000 existing or up to $95,000 new construction for both St. Cloffd and Stearns County. For more information on the 1991 First Time Homebuyer Program feel free to contact the H.R.A. at 252-0880, your lender, or your realtor. F_am00a/ze Gross 00mua/ Income Less Than: 1 $12,252 2 $16,428 3 $20,604 4 $24,792 5 $28,968 6 $33,156 7 $37,332 8 $41,520 Pregnant woman counts as 2. 3/6/91 There will be a free First FP, Time Seminar on Homebuyer Thursday, October 3, 1991, at "I/O41P 7:30 p.m. at the St. Cloud Civic Center. Please plan to ## • attend. FFA members attend V hi D Conference in Wayzata e cle -eraur o. September 21-22 four Kimball FFA members attended 17 Years Experience Expert Pointing & Fiberglass Work Cars - Trucks - Cycles - Snowmobiles Free Estimates Jerry Ifi00t Home Phone: 398-139S Bn. Phone 398-5245 Rt. 2, Box 147 Kimball, MN 55353 the annual "Made for Excel- lence" Conference in Wayzata, MN. Amy Hunt, Alissa Knseske, Kathy Kuechle and Sarah Klein attended the two day leadership workshops. The FFA members also had an evening of dancing and time to meet other mem- bers. The Kimball Chapter had a super time and encourages members to take part in this ) in future They are Made for Excellence FFA members, L to R: Sarah Klein, Kathy Kueehle, Kuseske Amy Hunt