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A Thursday, November 4, 2010 ity Tri-Coun News- Kimball, MN Commma Page 3 Card of Thanks We, the family of Kris Neisen, extend our most heartfelt "thank you" and appreciation tO all who responded so overwhelmingly with love, concern, and support upon hearing of Kris's death. Your were all amazing - giving our family strength and comfort knowing Kris was loved and happy. It is difficult to know where to begin because there were so many friends and familywho called, made visits, sent cards, brought goodies, donated at Steins, and offered their condolences and to help in any way. There were so many amazing people who attended the visitation and memorial service and funeral mass. Your caring presence gave our entire family strength and com- fort in knowing you cared and loved Kris as we did. The area communi- ties, the large group of Kris's friends, as well as the other family members' friends and relatives all responded with so much love and concern that they eased our pain to some degree. You shared our loss. We need to thank especially Kris's friends who set up the "Kris Conehead Neisen" facebook and also the many friends who shared pictures and part of their lives with us. It gave our family great comfort that Kris was a special person and loved by so many. Thanks to Fritz and friends who put together the eulogy and to Eric Fritz for presenting it at the memo- rial service and funeral mass. It was great and reassured our family that Kris was a special friend to many. Special thanks to Fr. Jack, Fr. Dick, Kathy Pauls and daughters for the powerful and beautiful mass and music for Kris. I can only imag- ine what Kris thought while this was all going on. Thanks also to any and all that helped in any way to make that mass so special. The ladies, men, and volunteers who provided for the luncheon deserve special praise. You all were generous of your time and were awesome. Thanks, as you were all special angels. Tom Ertl, as usual, was very helpful and comforting during this time, even though he was mak- ing arrangements for his "Godson" Conehead. Thanks, Tom. We cannot forget to thank our families, friends and relatives who came from across the country and the cities to be with us and share in our great loss. It all makes a differ- ence and reduces our pain. As many of you have made a memorial contribution, a substantial portion of the memorial money for Kris will be used to sponsor his sister, Tammy, for the three-day Susan B. Komen Walk in 2011. Tammy is an ll-year survivor of breast cancer, so Kris's sponsorship is very fitting. The remainder of this memorial fund will be shared with others so that Kris is still being a friend to others, even after his death. I knowwe are forgetting so many family and friends, particularly Kris's friends that were there for us and supported us during these dif- ficult times. Please excuse our for- getfulness, but I am sure you will all understand. Thanks again for everyone that in any way who came by, called, smiled, hugged, and cried with us, and helped us at this most painful and difficult time in our lives. May God bless you all and keep us and Kris in your prayers. Don, Jean, Tammy, Missy, Jamie and Melissa, and two nephews who miss him so much. Anniversa7 ThefamilyofMabelHurowould Lahr 50th like to thank all who remembered us with gifts of love and prayers. May God bless you all. Heritage House of Kimball would like to take this time to say a very big thank-you to Rick, Cindy and Dana Schiefelbein for donat- ing some pumpkins to us. The Res- idents were so happy to see pump- kins back outside. We are very grateful to you for bringing smiles to our faces. Joyce A. Quast LPN/Manager Residents and Staff at Heritage House of Kimball The family of Rheba Holm wishes to give special thanks to Pastor Jon Albert, ladies of the Kimball Church of Christ, Amer- ican Legion Auxiliary, nurses at St. Cloud Hospital, and Ding- mann Funeral Care. We also thank everyone who brought food to the house, sent flowers, or gave gifts of money. Thank you, everyone, for the words of comfort. "Our Mom was the best!" She will be missed greatly. Garrett and Mary Anfinson, Todd and Pam Fischer, Shawn and Monya Kalkbrenner, Jeremy and StacyAnfinson, Korin Anfinson, Eric, Kristi, Haley and Kendra Kalkbrenner A huge thank you goes out to all who made KimballArts in the Park a great success! Thank you to Land O'Lakes Oil and Propane for use of property for the sign, Kimball Public Works for assistance, and Kimball Fire and Rescue for the use of the sign for advertising. Thanks to Kim- ball Lions for monetary support, Tri-County News, Cafly Serbus for ad placed at diversiCOM, Kim- ball Legion, Kimball City Council, Gohmann's Foods, Deb at Triple R, Mr. Haake for arranging perform- ers, Jodi Margraf for her speech team, Mr. Linn for his art exhibi- tors, Kimball Band Boosters, Kim- ball Kruisers, 4-Hrs, Kimball Area High School, Kimball Elemen- tary School, Carla at Great River Regional Library for arranging for the Pachanga Society of Stearns County performance. Thank you to anyone we may have inadvertently overlooked. We truly appreciated all the help we received. We all had a great time and all who attended wouldagree that this was a great success and enjoyed by all. Thank you! Rose Borman and Chris Jeppesen Kimball Area Emergency Food Shelf.,= F=~~.. 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. J tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Art and Carol Lahr of EdenValley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 1-5 p.m. with din- ner at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the River Station in Richmond. Art and Carol (Hommerding3 were married Nov. 9, 1960, at St. Nicholas Church in St. Nicholas. Reinert Proud parents Randy and Tabitha Reinert of Annandale announce the birth of their son Rean Robert Reinert. He was born Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Grandparents are Kerry and Skip Nolan of Annandale, Keith and Jean Reinert of Watkins, and Cary Maus and Bobbi Olson of Kimball. Veterans Day tribute concert at SCSU The St. Cloud State Univer- sity Wind Ensemble, Minnesota National Guard Red Bull Band and the Windfest Symphony will per- form at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Ritsche Auditorium of Stewart Hall. The '~merican Spirit" concert celebrates past and present sol- diers with performing groups made up of St. Cloud area high school students in Windfest Symphony, St. Cloud State percussion and wind musicians in Wind Ensemble and returning soldiers from Iraq in the Red Bull Band. Tickets are free in advance at the Atwood Memorial Center box office at (320) 308-4081 or by mailing ticket requests and a self addressed stamped envelope to St. Cloud Times, P.O. Box 768, 3000 Seventh St. N., St. Cloud, Minn. 56302, Attn: concert tickets. There is a limit of four tickets per person. The St. Cloud State Department of Music prepares students for careers in music and offers diverse musical experiences to all, enrich- ing the musical fabric of the Uni- versity and community, regionally and globally. 13th annual Celebrate Adoption Nov. 7 Teens' need for adoptive parents to be focus of 13th annual event to promote and celebrate adoption The 13th Annual Celebrate Adoption: A Circus of the Heart event, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, will be at the Prom Center in Oak- dale. Families and professionals in the field will gather to celebrate adoption and share information with prospective adoptive fami- lies. New this year will be activities and entertainment geared specif- ically towards adolescents, along with the usual activities from past years for younger children. The 646 children adopted from the foster care system last year, their families, children still wait- ing to be adopted and those who want to learn more about adop- tion are invited to this free event, which is open to the public. While all 348 children cur- rently waiting are in need of adop- tive families, adolescents often wait the longest. Currently 38 per- cent of children, age 12 and over, are waiting for adoptive families. "We all need our families for life," said Erin Sullivan Sutton, assistant commissioner for Chil- dren and Family Services at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. "Simply because ado- LSS seeks adoptive parents Lutheran Social Service of Minne- sota Adoption: Join us to learn about exciting opportunities and changesI in adoption. Discover the tools and support for families who would like a flexible, proactive adoption process, and learn how ISS can partner with you to growyour family LSS can help families adopt chil- dren locally and from countries around the world. The adoption information meet- ing will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Atonement Lutheran Church, located at 1144 29th Ave- nue North, St. Cloud. Call Lynne Haggar at (612) 879- 5230 or (888) 205-3769 to register. . lescents are closer to adulthood doesn't mean they don't need fam- ilies to guide them, support them and love them for years to come. Adolescents, like all children, need an adoptive family or another per- manent, legal family to share in their joys and sorrows, struggles and triumphs for their lifetimes." Adolescents are often part of sibling groups, who account for 36 percent of children awaiting adop- tive families. "Sibling relation- ships are often the longest lasting relationships we have in our lives," said Sullivan Sutton. "It's critical that siblings are adopted together to maintain those bonds." At the event, state, county, and private adoptive agency experts will be on hand to provide infor- mation and answer questions. An adoptive family will speak briefly about its adoption experience as well. Attendees are invited to play games; meet with mascots T.C. Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog; enjoy music and entertainment; take pony rides; visit the petting zoo; and win prizes in a free draw- ing for foster and adoptive fami- lies. "We want every child to grow up in a safe, loving, and nurtur- ing home," Sullivan Sutton said. "We are working together with non-profit community organiza- tions and private, licensed adop- tion agencies to make sure that happens. To make sure adoptions are successful, we provide finan- cial assistance and services to help them meet children's special needs." Celebrate Adoption: A Circus of the Heart is sponsored by MN ADOPT, a DHS program man- aged by the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network (MARN) under state contract, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Partners include Anoka, Hennepin and Ramsey counties, and several private adoption agencies: Amper- sand Families, Bethany Christian Services, Children's Home Society and Family Services, Downey Side Inc., Family Focus, HOPE Adop- tion & Family Services Interna- tional Inc., Lutheran Social Ser- vice of Minnesota, North Homes Adoption Program and Profes- sional Association of Treatment Homes/Wendy's Wonderful Kids. For more information about adopting children under state guardianship, contact your county social service agency or visit MARN's website, , or call MARN at (6!2) 861- 7115 or (866) 303-6276. L