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Oc00o00or Community ..... Tri-County News Kimball, MN i-]-. Kimball Senior Citizens The Kimball Senior Citizens met Monday, Oct. 18, at St. Anne's din- ing site after the senior lunch. The meeting was called to order by president Neil Hilary. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Secretary Ann Hamilton read the minutes of the last meeting. Trea- surer Anita Hoefer gave the grea- surer's report. A short meeting was held. There were no birthdays cel- ebrated this month. The meeting was adjourned. Two tables of 500 were played. Winners were Alvina Schefers-first place, Delores Nys- trom-second place, and Mary r- son-door prize. Neil Hilary served lunch and Toots Capes will serve lunch at our next meeting Nov. 15. Benedicta Linn Legion Auxiliary meets Nov. 8 The regular Auxiliary meet- ing of the Frederick A. Metcalf Unit 261 of Kimball will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the Kim- ball Legion Post 261. Cindy May, Donations for No. Kingston Cemetery Donations are needed for mow- ing of the North Kingston Cemetery. Please send donations to Glen- dale Rumsey, 71249 335th Street, Kimball MN 55353. Letters to the Editor Vote 'Yes, Yes' for the school operating levy? It is really very simple. If you attended school in Kim- ball, you should vote Yes! Yes! If your children attended school in Kimball, you should vote Yes!YesI If your grandchildren attend 'school in Kimball, you should vote Yes!Yes! If you understand that the school is what holds the town and community together, you should vote Yes! Yes! If you understand that you will pay less to support our local school rather than consolidate with other districts, you should vote Yes! Yes! If you are still a no vote, for any reason, would you consider moving away so you can show your lack of support to another community? Thank you, Troy Hilsgen, Kimball Imagine what our kids could lose with a 'no' vote I am worried about the Nov. 2 election. Not because my candi- date for governor might not get elected. Not because the balance of power may or may not change in the nation's capital. I am worried because of what will happen to our community, our schools, and our children if BOTH questions on the levy do not get approved on Nov. 2. A very wise man who has lived in Kimball for more than 90 years and witnessed many changes - good and bad- told me tonight not to worry, "People care about their kids. This community cares about 'their kids. This levy will pass." I believe him, but I'm not taking any chances this year. Our kids need us to go to the polls on Nov. 2, and vote YES on BOTH questions. Here are two examples of why question 2 needs approval just as much as question 1 (question 2 cannot pass unless question 1 passes): Our son Ace is in Mrs. Klein's first-grade classroom this year. Mrs. Klein is a seasoned teacher with enthusiasm and energy that would put most teachers to shame. Her excitement is contagious. They are learning to love learningin her classroom. In my mind, there is no greater lesson to be learned. Mrs. Klein could "make do" with next to nothing in the way of supplies and technology, but WHY SHOULD SHE HAVE TO? Imagine the possi- bilities if we could equip teachers like Mrs. Klein with 21st century learning tools, such as a data dis- play projector, a document cam- era, a portable computer lab, a SMARTboard, podcasting equip- ment ... the list is endless. Putting just one of these tools into a teach- er's capable hands can transform teaching and learning. Mrs. Klein has 26 students. She is making a difference in their lives every day by working tirelessly to pro- vide them with the best education possible. She would jump at the chance to provide these students with tools that would enhance what she is doing in the class- room right now. If Question 2 is not approved, there is no chance that additional technology learn- ing tools will be made available for any teachers in the Kimball School District. Our students will remain in 2Oth-Century classrooms with 21st-Century minds. My husband Shawn has coached eighth-grade football for the last few years. He loves teach- ing these players about the game. He also loves instilling in them pride in themselves, in their team, and in their pursuit of victory. My sons and I attended all the home games this year. The young Cubs currently have a record of 5-1-1 with one more game to play on Oct. 19. They are scrappy. They are athletic. They are proud to be from Kimball. The equipment these players are using, although good enough to pass inspections, is old. It should be replaced, but the cur- rent budget doesn't allow for it. Why can't we equip these players who are putting their heart and soul out on the football field with pants, pads, and helmets that tell them we are proud of them and want the best for them? If Queston 2 is not approved, there is little chance equipment will be updated anytime soon. I'm sure each of you has your own reasons our students need BOTH questions on this levy to be approved. These are just two of the reasons Shawn and I will be sup- porting BOTH QUESTIONS on Nov. 2. Please vote YES YES. Laura Meyer, Watkins Dark Tales program offered at Kimball Library Teens and preteens ages 11-18 are invited to the Great River Regional Library Kimball branch for "Dark Tales of Mystery and Intrigue," a program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Men- talist and motivational speaker Robert Halbrook will present a program of dark tales of mystery and intrigue, an interactive event featuring a macabre journey into the mysterious worlds invented by some of America's most popu- lar authors. Find out about strange connections between the lives of authors including Stephanie Meyers and PC Cast and classical authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. Author/photographer Ohman to speak at Kimball Library Doug Ohman, author and pho- tographer who has published several "Minnesota Byways" books will present a Minnesota Byways program at the Great River Regional Library Kimball branch 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs- day, Nov. 4. All ages are invited to enjoy this presentation in which Ohman will share his favorite pho- tographs and stories from around the state of Minnesota. Titles of some of his beautiful coffee table books include "Barns of Minne- sota," "Churches of Minnesota" and "Cabins of Minnesota." This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Mor- rison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services. Kimball Area Emergency ,7 Food Shelf-i" Inc. St, Anne's Church in Kimball 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Page 3 riTiJD jr-- Open Every Day: 10-6 I/ # F.J L ! For current information,  U-pick Raspberries 7 ...... / aze Eric Carl's //FaJvct3. aI., "rhe Very Hungry  ........ J Horse-drawn Hay " Rides Sat. & Sun. 13835 51 ' Ave., South Haven begins about noon Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. to midnig Generations Ballroom, Kimball Prizes for Best Costumes $25-75 Thursday, Nov. 4, 7 pm Contact: Pastor Uoyd MeMe 320-8.94-1084 Union Holy Cross Parish,./Pearl Lake (Mart00) ALL YOU CAN