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Thursday, October 13, 2011 Tri-County News Kimball, MN Property taxes due Stearns County residents are reminded that the property tax deadline is fast approaching. The second half of the 2011 real estate tax is due and payable Mon- day, Oct. 17, 2011. This is the last day to pay the second half with- out penalty. Because the normal tax due date of Oct. 15 falls on a SatUrday this year, the deadline moves to the following Monday, Oct. 17. Agricultural and mobile home property taxes are due Nov. 15, 2011. To make paying taxes more convenient, Stearns County has several payment options. Residents can pay their taxes over the internet on Stearns Coun- 'ty's web site at www.co.stearns. ran.us, by clicking on "Pay Your Property Tax" in the left margin. Taxes can be paid online with E-Check or credit card. Residents can also do ACH pay- ment plans. This spreads the pay- ments out over either a quarterly or 10-month period. These payments are automatically deducted from a checking or savings account. This saves time and there's no check to write. It helps naeet payment com- mitments in a convenient and timely manner. No lost or mis- placed statements, and payments are always on time. There are no late charges. R saves on postage charges. It's easy to sign up for and easy to cancel. Call (320) 656-3870 and ask for the Direct Payment Plan. Tax payments can also be made in person at either the Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park, at 3301 County Road 138, about one block west of Mills Fleet Farm off 28th Avenue South, or at the Treasurer's Office in the Stea- rns County Administration Cen- ter at 705 Courthouse Square, Room 136 in downtown St. Cloud. Offices are open Monday through Friday. The Treasurer's Office in downtown is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. License Center West is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If the payment is mailed, it must be postmarked by the post office, not a private postage meter machine, no later than Oct. 17, to avoid penalties. Late payments will be returned to the taxpayer if the proper penalty is not included. State law does not allow any excep- tions. Penalty rate information is shown on the reverse side of the tax statements. To ensure proper credit, return the stub portion of the tax statement along with a check or money order. Property owners in Stearns County can now sign up to receive tax statements and Truth-in-Tax- ation notices by e-mail. To get started, go to the Stearns County web site at www.co.stearns.mn.us. Go to the Property & Roads tab at the top of the page and then click on Request Electrorlic Property Tax Statements in the blue box in the middle of the page. For questions, contact the Trea- surer's Office at (320) 656-3870, or e-mail taxes@co.stearns.mn.us. Kingston American Legion Post 483 Auxiliary meeting The members of the Kingston Johnson Kelly American Legion Auxiliary met Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, for their regular monthly meeting at the Kingston Johnson Kelly Legion Hall. President Sandy Smith called the meeting to order with all repeating the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, singing the National Anthem, The Star-Span- gled Banner, and repeating the Preamble to the Constitution. Roll call was taken and the sec- retary's report of the past meeting presented by Judy Compton. The treasurer's report was given by Mary Jane Arens. Reports and business were dis- cussed. Plans were made for the Kingston Legion annual turkey dinner for Sunday, Oct. 16, serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. atthe Kings- ton Legion Hall/Community Cen- ter. Auxiliary membership chair- man Lori Wells announced that there are a few members who still haven't sent in their membership for 2011-2012. They are due now. After the business meet- ing, lunch committee members Judy Compton and Maxine Cates served lunch to the members of the American Legioners, as well as Auxiliary members. Honoring our veterans, the American Legion Auxiliary theme is "Veterans: The Wind Beneath Our Wings." Patriotic days in September are: Sept. 10: U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps incorporated 1962 Sept. 11: Patriot Day Sept. 14: "Star-Spangled Ban- ner" written by Francis Scott Key 1814 Sept. 16: POW-MIA recognition Day Sept. 17: U.S. Constitution approval 1787; Ladies Auxiliary- V.F.W. organized 1914 Sept. 25: Gold Star Mothers Day Sept. 29: V.F.W. Day established 1899 Remember our veterans, wind beneath our wings. And remem- ber our soldiers and troops abroad and at home; freedom is .not free. Auxiliary Public Relations Ann Hamilton The Kingston Johnson Kelly American Legion Post 483 and Kingston Lions Club is sponsor- ing their Annual Turkey Dinner Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Kingston Community Center serving from 11 to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Kingston Lions Club is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood- mobile from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Kingston Commu- nity Center. All donors, save a life, donate.Appointments with Sandy at (320) 398-8025. Community .......................... IrlIFFI Kingston Blood Drive Oct. 19 V; k II /;k ,-, ,,,mua, L, ura, y offers Kids The Kingston Lions are plan- ning a Bloodmobile for Oct. 19. 'Wiz' .Theatre This is the first time in 10 years since a bloodmobile has been Workshop in Kingston. The last time was Aug. 28, 2001, just before the fire at The Great River Regional the old Legion Hall. Library in Kimball is offering chil- American Red Cross Blood drenages5tol0theopportunityto Drive will be at the Kingston Com- take part in a Page-to-Stage work- munity Center in Kingston. This shop from GREAT Theatre 3:30 to will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Children Oct. 19. Please bring a photo ID. willlearn how a play goes from the Appointments and information, story to the stage. The play being please call Sandy Smith at (320) featured is "The Wiz," a musical 398-8025. based on "The Wizard of Oz." The attendance limit is 30 and prereg- Kimball Area  i istration is required. Emergency " ] GREAT Theatre (The Great Food She.L--'t. River Educational Arts Theatre) is Inc.  a non-profit founded in 1998 and dedicated to children and their families in Central Minnesota. St. Anne's Church in Kimball [ iO--iO:4 =ira. eur= ..... This program is supported in part with money from Minnesota's Also open 2nd Monday of the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, contact tel. (320) 398-2211 the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915. For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Kimball Senior Dining 'Oktoberfest' Catholic Charities Senior Din- Senior dining offers a nutri- ing in Kimball is holding a special tious meal in a warm and caring "Oktoberfest" Tuesday, Oct. 18, at atmosphere with friendship and St. Anne's Catholic Church Senior fun for persons 60 years of age and Dining Site. This begins at 11:15 over. with coffee and treats before din- Join us! Call 398-2211, ext 13 for ner, followed by events of the day more information. with Bingo and door prizes. Partially funded under con- The special menu to be served: tract with the Central Minnesota Bavarian pork roast with ram- Council on Aging as part of the sin gravy Older American Act and adminis- Parslied potatoes tered by Catholic Charities of the Sweet and sour red cabbage Diocese of St. Cloud. Rye bread Sliced apples with caramel sauce St. Gertrude's takes Pedal Pilgrimage on the Road For the last three years, St. Ger- be accompanied by an adult. While trude's Catholic Church of Forest the prayer during the pilgrimage City has been sponsoring pedal reflects the Catholic prayer tradi- pilgrimages that combine physi- tion, this pilgrimage is open to pep- cal and spiritual exercise. In past pie of all faith traditions. As In past years, pilgrims have biked- to years, pilgrims will have the option the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold of dinner after Mass at a local res- Spring, St. John's Abbey in Col- taurant. legeville and the Monastery of Registration: Pilgrims may pre- St. Benedict in St. Joseph. register by e-mail to St. Gertrude's This year's MEA weekend's pip at stgert@xtratyme.com, with grimage Saturday, Oct. 22, will cir- Pedal" Pilgrimage in the subject cle around the city of New Ulm. The line. Registration becomes official route will be a leisurely, prayerful when a signed registration and lia- bike tour around blew Ulm's streets bility waver form is accepted. The and recreational trails, startingwith fee is $10 with an optional Pedal prayeratHolyTrinityCathedralat2 Pilgrimage T-shirt for $12 more. p.m., and going around New Ulm Registration forms may be down- with stops at the churches of St. loaded from the St. Gertrude of Joseph Pioneer and St. Mary's. The Forest City website. pilgrimage concludes with 5 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral. Minors must Annual Dinner Sunday, Oct. 16 Page 3 IIIFI IHlIFlllll Peglow retirement Carol (Ma P) is going to retire! She's our mother, we truly admire, If you have touched her life a special way, Come and help her celebrate the dayI An open house retirement party is planned for 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Willow Creek Lions Shelter, Highway 15 in Kimball. The celebration is hosted by her children and families. If ques- tions, please call Sarah at (320) 248-2551. Pramann 90th An open house 90th birthday -partyis planned for Lyla Pramann. This will be fi:m 2-dl  tHn . e birth- O . y party is hosted by her family. No gifts, please.