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+00urs++ October +,, +0,0 C omm tmi ty ::+ Tri-Coun .+ News -.Kimball, MN __ +:::: .............................. Country school reunion Hn Iggg Page 9 Former students who attended Dist. recent reunion. Submitted photos. Excitement filled the Forest City Threshers' building Satur- day, Sept. 25, as 75 former Meeker County District 74/1131 students and family attended a reunion of their beloved country school. The tables were covered with colorful tablecloths and adorned with centerpieces - baskets and old-style metal lunchboxes filled with apples or mum plants deco- rated with crayons and a pencil. Also, on each table were pictures of students from bygone days. As the former students filed in, they signed a guest register, completed a nametag (including the dates they attended District 74/1131) and registered to win a door prize. Much memorabilia was brought to share, including old school pictures, textbooks, song- books, letters, valentines, art proj- ects, scrapbooks, weekly readers, and movies which provided lots of good conversation, memories and laughs. After a delicious catered meal, a program began with our emcee Sandy Meline DeSua ringing the 'old school handbell, and then leading us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Mary Lou Erickson, the only former teacher attending, shared her memories as a teacher at the country school. Dorothy Meline Kersten enter- tained us with a trivia game of history questions about District 74 / 1131 school days. There was also a time for shar- ing memories. The program con- cluded with Deb Carlson Holtz ISaturday, Oct. 31 74/1131 schoolhouse posed in front of the school house during their leading us in singing "America," and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." After the program, everyone walked to the old school house, looked inside, reminisced and gathered for a group picture in front of the building. Then there was more eating - fruit, cookies, apple crisp, root- beer floats, and chocolate sundaes - provided by attendees. The mum plants were given away as door prizes and also to the person who came the farthest - Ann Hallberg of Chicago, and to the oldest person attending - Roger Carlson. After a fun-filled day, it was decided to not wait another 24 years before the next reunion. Submitted by Jeanette Hermann Thompson Editor's note: The school was located in Kingston Township, near where J-Craft was located. It has been moved to the Forest City Threshers complex and is being restored. Ann Hallberg (left) of Chicago and Maxine Peterson at reunion of their country school Dist. 74/1131; Ann received a prize for traveling the farthest, I |I I "I;| k' I  111;I - Holy Cross Parish Pearl Lake 5" , t// _...'.... (MmrtyJ ALL poMO'IrJILpNas#II ......   ...... ++I;eble I FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, SERVING 4"9PM EER POP WATER Raffle Drawing Pull Tabs Kids Games Door Prizes Now offering MigraSpray Migraine relief and prevention! Safe  +++- g Natural |!!++++ ! P Effective Dr. GaryVerbovanec WATKINS Chiropractic Clinic 320-764-3000 Central Avenue Watkins p + ++++++++++ i53 si+,r,s. Harlan Johnson (left) and Roger Carlson; Roger won a prize for being the oldest former student at reunion. " ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... menorcert'm 1.-888-690.9892+ . " -'rnsoresinas. ................ WINTER IS ON ITS WAY ............... D NNESOTA HOMF3 D+DTHE +'E g + **AVF, UP TO 40% ON HFAnNc (XS *+ +++th'FIJPLE PA+.DOUBLE P.O AO0+ = LOW + E + MAi ]| I+.+PER INSI.tMTED + tJFETIMF, WARRAN+ WTDOW t ERG SAVE IS $ MONEY $ RNED ++ Still Just $179 NIGHTLY SPECIAL5 Monday: Mexican Buret;  &.95 Tueda Chicken Buffet;  b,95 Wedne.lay: Pasta Bar  b.95 Thursday: All:You-Can-Eat; Rh:  b,95 Friday & 5at;urday: Prime Rib 9tart/a $10.95 5uay: Branch Buffet (, wa,,,.2) $10.95 = 'o,4re now accepting reservations for holiday parties, special events & weddings. Call +EASY(3279) ask for Molly EDEN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE FEATURING THE BAND: NEON MILE