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! " IllUlll i &apos; . 1 IIIlllU .INmiln lW ! [ I&ILLIml nmllmmlm Community C-team wins again, then is handed a tough loss By Kim Pelzer, Coach The Kimball volleyball C-team was handed its first confer- ence loss at Howard Lake Thurs- day night, Oct. 14. It was a tough match for the Cubs as we strug- gled to find the holes in the Lakers defense and on serve receive. The Lakers were also very good at getting to the ball and making it playable. The Cubs also struggled in their servinggoing from 97 per- cent success Tuesday to 82 percent against the Lakers. We were able to push the match to 3 setsonly to lose the match in a very close third set with some unforced errors and momentum calls. Set scores were: 11-25;25-22;and 11-15.. Match highlights; Sets: 39 attempts, 19 assists and 3 ace tips. Attacks: 32 attempts, 14 assists,; Blocks: 2 solos; Serves: 46 Health briefs attempts, 4 ace serves with a 38-of- 46 success ratio for 82 percent. Our next match is Tuesday, Oct. 19, with BBE for our last confer- ence play and then on to Litchfield the following Monday for our final match of the season. The C-team is now 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the CMC. Go Cubs! C-team wins again The Cubs took a long road trip to Winsted to compete against the Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity Bull- dogs in an early match Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Cubs started off serv- Thursday, October 21, 2010 Tri-County News Kimball, MN allowing the Bulldogs to catch and hang with them for 3 rotations but once again good play action and awesome serving with 9 unan- swered serves by our 6th rota- tion server and then 5 straight in the next rotation to put the match away by a score of 25-20. Nice work Lady Cubs! The C-team is now 9-2 overall and remain 5-0 in the CMC. Our next match is Thursday at Howard Lake for a conference match and then next Tuesday back at home for our final conference match ing and playing for 3and 4 points, against the BBE Jaguars. Go Cubs! stalemated for awhile and then Match ihighlights: Sets: 31 really picked up the pace with 2 attempts, 5 assists, and 5 ace servers finishing the set with 9 tips i Attacks: 22 attempts, 5 kills; Blocks: 1 solo; Serves: 46 attempts, 15 ace serves for a 45 of 46 and 97-percent serving success. Our best thus far! Designate a specific place for study - comfortable, but not too comfortable. Get involved - parents should show an interest in their child's homework. "Parents can also be impor- tant models by engaging in things like reading or writing during their child's homework time," she says. "It sends a message that 'home- work time' isn't just for kids." For many kids, homework is a big stress As the school year progresses, parents should know that for some kids, even the most basic home- work assignments can be a crip- pling source of stress and anxiety. That's what Dr. Marcia Slattery, a child psychiatrist at the University of Wisconsin, has found. Each year, she and her colleagues treat and counsel hundreds of children who are anxious about school-related issues, including homework. poims stopping the Bulldogs by a score of 25 -9. In the second set the Cubs made it a little more interesting by Homework stress can affect any child, but it's especially difficult for children who suffer from an anxiety disorder, the most common psychi- atric problem that afflicts children, says Slattery. And homework issues can indicate problems such as attention-deficit hyperactivity dis- order (ADHD) or an undiagnosed learning disorder. Slattery suggests parents follow a few guidelines: Begin with consistency - find a specific time each day to sit down and study. Cross country results By Holly Hansen, Coach and Terry Nelson, Assistant The Central Minnesota Con- ference meet was held at the Pierz Golf Course last Tuesday, Oct. 12. Coaches knew that Pierz and Holdingford would be tough to catch and were hoping to com- pete with Maple Lake and the rest. Cubs ended up fourth (lost the tie-breaker by one) - with a lot of personal best (PB) times (10 out of 15 JV and V runners - if they didn't personal best - within sec- onds of itI It was a very good day[ Molly Hesse made all confer- ence with a fourth-place finish, and Raelynn Callander second team all conference with a 14th place finish. Renee Berg narrowly missed the honor with 16th. *=PB Girls' JH (3200 m) 3. Madison Libbesmeier 14.44 4. Grace Kopitzke 14.52 8. Stephanea Roeser 15.12 13. Maria Roeser 15.29 2Z Kaitlyn Truenow 17.41 JH Team 1. Pierz 48 2. EV-W-K 48 3. Maple lake 57 4. Royalton 65 Girls' JV 4. Jennifer Notch 19.20" 11. Kelsey Libbesmeier 20.50 12. Nicole Orth 21.00" 14. Erin Dingmann 21.17 17. Megan Libbesmeier 23.03* 18. Weibke Paradies 23.22* 19. ]aren Thel123.22* 20. Brooke Merten 23.28 JV Team 1. EV-W-K 15 Boys' Varsity 40. Mitchell Fischbach 20.59 47. Bret Mattice 22.27 Girls' Varsity 4. Molly Hesse 16.45" 14. Raelynn Callander 17.16" 16. Renee Berg 17.28" 25. Brooke Winter 18.35 27. Denzel Atherton 18.41" 32. Lauren Libbesmeier 19.06" 44. Kayla Overland 20.10 Girls' Team 1. Pierz 38 2. Holdingford 50 3. Maple Lake 86 4. EV-W-K 86 5. St. John's Prep 140 6. Rockford 155 7. HL-W-W 155 Our next meet will be at the Howard Lake High School, Tues- day October 19th. Holly Hansen Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary EV-W-K Cross Country SEARCHABLE Search the whole site from here. ALWAYS AV.AJLABLE View by day or week. Includes contact information EASY Enter calendar items yourself, quickly and easily! Select categories, enter contact info., submit. (Entries will be active within hours.) MPCA tips on winterizing septic system and cabin Our kids are back in school, baseball season is over, and foot- ball season is in full swing; all of this means fall and winter are knocking at the door. It also means it's time to start thinking about preparing your septic system and cabin for the cold months ahead: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) offers a list of tips that can help you save energy and prevent costly problems. Septic system maintenance It is important to have your sep- tic tank pumped out regularly, and how frequently depends on how often the cabin is used and by how many people. Keeping your cabin septic system working properly avoids the risk of it leaking and possibly contaminating ground- water. To help prevent septic sys- tems from freezing, spread a layer of straw or leaves over the system to provide insulation. Furnace tips A clean, well-adjusted heating system will save money on fuel and prolong furnace life. Tasks home- owners can do themselves include vacuuming the furnace interior, changing the air filter and check- ing any belts for wear. Call a rep- utable repair service for more in- depth maintenance. If you don't plan on using your cabin during the cold winter months and are winterizing the plumbing, you can turn the furnace off. Winterize plumbing If you are going to completely close the cabin, you can shut off the water and winterize the plumbing. Bleed pipes and water heater lines completely and use recreational vehicle antifreeze, which is rated for potable water lines and is not as toxic as regular antifreeze. If you have never win- terized plumbing before, you may want professional assistance to ensure the job is done correctly. For those using the cabin period- ically throughout the winteL set the thermostat to 50 degrees and open the doors of cabinets that have pipes in them so heat can get in. Pipes can also be insulated, or wrapped with heat tape. Lawn care If you absolutelY, must fertilize, use a phosphorffree pae t and do not apply;ay ftilize within 20 feet of lakes anff:streams. Even if your home is notlocated near a lake, it is importantto go phospho- rus-free because stormwater run- off from lawns carries phosphorus into nearby water, bodies. Raking leaves and composting them will also help keep lakes clean and pro- vide you with a great natural fertil- izer in the spring. Also, don't forget to clean out gutters and add the material to the compost pile. Sealing windows and air leaks Going through the cabin and sealing windows and air leaks will help Conserve energy and save dollars for those who heat a cabin year-round. While you Check for air leaks you may also want to have some steel wool on hand to plug any holes large enough to invite critters into the cabin while you are away. Put mothballs or dryer sheets around the cabin also to keep unwanted pests out. Appliances If you are shutting off the heat in the cabin for the winter you will want to drain any appliance that uses water. Check the own- er's manual for specific guide- lines. Many electrical appliances use energy when they are plugged in, even when they are not in use. Conserve energy, prevent fires and protect appliances and electron- ics by unplugging them when they are not in use. Finally, don't forget to cover the outdoor air condition- ing unit if you have one. For more environment-friendly tips for homeowners, visit the MPCA's website at < www.pca.state. ran. us/index.php/living-green/ citizens.html>. Ill ;: _ . []lllllllNllllll[[J ,=, l!.m_l"ltlt[]|li)llll -l 1 I I II II II