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Thursday, November 4, 2010 Community Tri-County News * Kimball, MN ......................... ........... ~ .............................. "~ '~ nE :~:::: .... gL '~"~-~-. The G. Oliver Riggs story Bill and Joy Riggs will pres- ent The G. Oliver Riggs Story at the Stearns History Museum at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Their presentation highlights the musi- cal career of G. Oliver, often noted as "St. Cloud's Music Man." The Riggses will share oral histories from band members, feature pho- tographs and play music through an innovative video format. G. Oliver Riggs spent his early life in the Midwest during the later part of the 19th century going to school, playing music and even- tually teaching. He arrived in St. Cloud in 1923, reshaping the Municipal Band with 100 boy members that quickly grew to more than 200 in four years. Over the next tWO decades, hundreds of local musicians developed their skills from "the dean of Minnesota bandmasters" as Schmitt Music News called Riggs. The Band's reputation grew as well. Gover- nor Floyd Olson declared them "the best boys' band in the United States" in a 1934 radio program in St. Paul. Riggs's legacy contin- ues today as the band averages nearly 30 concerts each year with 60 active members. Please join us for this enter- taining presentation. There is no charge for Stearns History Museum members; admission for non-members is $5. For informa- tion about Breakfast Club or the Museum, please call (320) 253- 8424. The American Association of Museums accredits the Stea- rns History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud. PAHCS District Board exploring restructuring options Paynesville Area Health Care System's Hospital Board of Direc- tors announced at its meeting Oct. 27, that they will explore restruc- turing options to continue to be able to provide a sustainable health-care system. Following the recommenda- tions from a recent strategic plan- ning meeting, financial and orga- nizational studies, along with an internal senior housing collab- orative committee, the Board of Directors took no formal action, but have asked for additional information so that they will be able to make responsible decisions for the future of PAHCS. Driven by the financial need to make significant capital improve- ments to many of its buildings in order to meet the current and future expectations of patients and residents, the Board of Direc- tors have asked for the Executive Council to gather the following information: Release a Request for Proposal (RFP) to see if there are prospec- tive buyers interested in purchas- ing the Hilltop Care Center and/or all senior housing entities. Transition 700 Stearns Place from Independent Senior Living to an Assisted Living facility. Investigate the option of retaining ownership and opera- tion under a separate corporation; and Conduct a feasibility study to build a new hospital/clinic. This task will take several months. A communication plan is being put in place to keep patients, residents, families, employees, and members of our hospital dis- trict informed throughout this process. Small, rural health-care orga- nizations" rely heavily on state and federal reimbursements and they are being faced with signif- icant challenges with the health- care cuts and legislative changes. "The practical value of strategic restructuring is a way to respond to both challenges and opportu- nities while continuing our com- mitment as an independent health system. R is very clear through our Board of Directors that our focus remains on our mission of deliv- ering quality care to our patients and residents. We are dedicated to remaining an independent health-care system and meeting the future health-care needs of our communities," stated Bobbe Teigen, CEO. "Unfortunately, there are sev- eral- financial disadvantages to having long-term care facilities as part of a Critical Access Hospital structure", explained Kirk John- son, CFO. "The amount of addi- tional debt necessary to renovate our facilities to meet our patient and resident needs is beyond our financial capabilities. We need to look at ways in which we can grow and continue to provide multi- specialty services and yet remain financially sound". Questions, concerns or com- ments are welcome and may be directed to any member of the PAHCS Board of Directors, or by contacting Bobbe Teigen, CEO at (320) 243-7700. Page 7 Ktmball schools Menu Nov. 8-1 2 Breakfast Monday-No School Tuesday: Scrambled eggs & cheese, slice of toast, juice choice, milk. Wednesday: Pancake, sausage patty, juice choice, milk. Thursday-Veterans Day: French toast, ham slice, fruit choice, miUc Friday: Sausage gravy over bis- cuit, fruit choice, milk. Lunch Monday-No School I tmball senior Nov. 8-12 Monday-Euchre: Sloppy Joe on a bun, seasoned potato sticks, corn, applesauce. Tuesday-Euchre: Roast beef, whipped potatoes w/gravy, car- rots, wheat bread, butterscotch bar. Wednesday-Birthday Cake: Liver and onions or hamburger patty w/gravy, whipped potatoes w/gravy, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, chocolate chip cookie. Thursday: Mushroom and onion pork chop, boiled potatoes w/gravy, squash, dinner roll, pine- apple tidbits. Friday-Bingo: Chicken chow mein, rice, Oriental vegeta- bles, Mandarin oranges, fortune cookie. 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7. Daily-updates, news, sports, photos, weather, and more on-line at WWW. .MR Tuesday: Chicken cordon bleu or taco baked potato, barley bake, green beans, sliced wheat bread, pear slices, milk. Wednesday: Taco salad or tur- key wrap, cucumber ranch salad, Mexican rice bake, sliced wheat bread, cantaloupe wedge, milk. Thursday-Veterans Day: Italian dunkers or ham & Swiss on wheat, diced carrots, sliced wheat bread, watermelon slice, milk. Friday: homemade pizza or Ital- ian turkey sandwich, corn, sliced wheat bread, rosy applesauce, milk. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are avail- able at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball...Par- tially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Council of Aging as part of the Older Amer- icans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. A variety o! insurance for the variety in your life. Auto. Home. Business. Health. Life. Farm/R~mch. We offer it all under one roof? Call me today for coverage that fits all your needs. Some products not available in every state, il Thomas Ehlinger Agency, Inc. 39A Maus Drive #3 Kimball (320) 398-3645 Bus AMERICAN FAMILY i'.-, ~ i.=-l= m =i,,I ~ m~ ~w American Family Mutual Insurance Company and its SubSidiaries American Family Ineurar~c~ Company 2008 002136~Rev. 11/08 Community calendar is on-line at WWW. tricountynews .MN * An eclectic mix of old, ,Mh? NANA S ATTIC/xnew&repur~sed ~pby's.metal creations! Jean Bauer's quilting creations! Hodoay mercaanoise is in. The Penquins are here[! Soup & bread samples available. Reclaimed pine harvest tables, Shawnee & hand-thrown pottery, Scrap metal animals, planters, garden art. scarves, jeu~elry, glassware, new gift items, furniture, antique & vintage items- New "stuff" each month. ISale dates don't work? Call & schedule your group's "personal shopping daY'! I 6,62 CsA, I z. w rm,s I I ~~Best the ~ w,~ JCT OF MN #24 & MKR CTY #17 I rush~ ~-~ e-mail nanasattic@meltel.netI r~~e, sale dates Dec 2-5** PHONE 320-282-S906 I I n.,m.,c Doesa T ACCEPT CREDIT OR gE|n CARDS lie PUBUC BESTROOM OH PREMISE I ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Broasted Chicken