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Page 14 Tidbits October has come and gone. It was a nice fall month after a cold September. The killing frost arrived the last week in the month. Yeah! Although some gardeners commented they would have been okay with it being earlier. The last time frost had been this late was 1973. I noticed that even the oak leaves flittered, (when they weren't being blown off), to the ground ear- lier than usual. Usually some oak leaves wait until spring to fall. The wild howling winds last week surely brought the sticks and branches down. Some people had trees blown down and power out- ages. My daughter and son-in-law in Clearwater had quate a story to share. They had notified their power company of flayed lines numerous times. The faulty line finally gave in to the wind, leaving their dog receiving shocks, numer- ous appliances, other outlets and the outside fumace wiring flied. Bernie was shocked trying to untie the dog. Mice: Several people have said they heard there would be more mice than usual. For the first time in years, late in September, I saw evidence that at least one was or had been in my car. Asking around, I learnd that shavings of Irish Spring soap can repel them. Didn't work for me. The, I was told that people often put oil of peppermint on cotton balls around in their RVs or Bounce dryer sheets when they park them for winter. I purchased oil of pep- permint and put some in the car. The car surely smelled nice, but apparently nobody told the mice they should avoid it. I obeyed my son. I put a trap in the car. I had one Com__m__- ity Calendar November 4, 2010 Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN the next morning. Then the trap remained empty for almost a week. I sprinkle the cotton balls every few days and average a mouse a week. The is better than before. I put a bar of Irish Spring soap on a shelf downstairs, a ways away from a mouse trap. Imagine my surprise to find something started eating it. I put traps around it andI catch one every few days. I hate mice. As a reminder, there are booklets of senior dining tickets available at the Kimball Bank. They make excel- lent gifts. Harvest day was held Wednes- day, Oct. 20. The Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club and Paul provided us with decorations. The cafeteria looked festive. The diners were treated to a "new" menu of roasted pork loin with an apple cider sauce, raisin stuffing, toasted vegetable medley and freshly baked pear cobler. Phyllis, Audrey, Art and Darby won door prizes. It was suggested that diners wear their garden garb or favorite "harvesting" aprons. There wasn't much participation in that area, I spotted two aprons and one gardener. Thanksgiving dinner will be served here Thursday, Nov. 18. Res- ervations are needed real soon. Since I had a water leak that I was unaware of several years ago, until I received a shockingly high electric bill, I read the meter every day. After purchasing a newm, energy-rated refrigerat9r to replace my 30-year- old one, I average 10 kilowatts a day less. I am impressed! Don't forget to join us for "bring a friend pie day" the first Wednes- day of each month. Call to reserve your meals and your guests meals a week ahead, please. 'Till next time, Rosalea Hoeft, Satellite Site Coordinator Minnesota Grown sponsors 'Bison 101' stock - they are extremely hardy and can thrive in most landscapes." The "Bison 101" class will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at the Central Livestock Sales Barn in Alban~ 34412 County Road 10- just off of Interstate 94 west of St. Cloud at exit 147. The following day, the Minnesota Buffalo Association will hold its annual live buffalo auc- tion; the only bison auction in the Upper Midwest. Although walk-ins are welcome, those interested in attending are encouraged to register and reserve a take-home educational packet by e-mailing , or by calling (507) 454-2828 with names of attendees. For more infor- mation on the class or the auction, visit the Minnesota Buffalo Associ- ation website at , or call (507} 454-2828. Interest in raising bison is on the rise Nationwide demand for bison meat is outstripping the supply, prompting increased interest in raising bison as alternative live- stock. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Minnesota Grown Program is offering a free educa- tional event in Albany, Minn., next month where farmers and produc- ers can learn how to start a buffalo herd. Minnesota Buffalo Association Vice President Dale Rengstorf says the class is designed for both those considering raising bison and sea- soned producers. '9,bout 95 percent of those rais- ing bison in Minnesota are also car- rying out other farm activities and/ or holding down a day job," said Rengstorf. "That's because bison are easier to raise than other live- r m B m m i i i i m m News , , y i g to read... I I . to, e,*,o,,l I Tri-County News Subscription Form: ~3 NEW ~[I~ENEWALi ~~ hu~rs~d'~ay,~N!~ 4, 7 p.m., Blaze Orange Harvest Festival at Lake Union Covenant Church in rural South Haven; Crow Creek Gos- pel Band concert followed by light lunch; see their ad on page 3. Saturday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., "Team up to Warm up" event: FREE coats and winter wear to anyone in need. at Classic Hall Event Center, 220 Poplar Lane, Annandale. (320) 274-8874. Saturday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m., "Sloppy Joe" dinner; 7 p.m., turkey and cash/certificate bingo; at St. Anthony Social Hall (school base- ment); Proceeds to food shelves in Eden Valley and Kimball. Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, "Many Gifts One Spirit," free items for those who need them, at Kim- ball United Methodist Church. Sunday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Belgian Waffle Fundraiser, at St. Ignatius Church in Annandale; proceeds for medical mission trip to Nicaragua; see ad on page 9 for details; (320) 274-3512. Friday, Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m., "King Chemo" benefit performance by the Kimball Performing Arts Club, at KAHS cafetorium; $10 tickets will benefit Kate Stewart-James family. Sunday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m.- noon, St. Wendelin Parish annual breakfast: pork sausage, ham, pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit, toast, roils, beverages; also bake & craft sale, raffle, and free blood pressure checks. (320) 251-5304. I--~ $30/year for mailing in Minnesota or M0/year mailing out-0f-state for la $20/year SENIOR rate in Minnesota ~ $30/year SENIOR rate out-state,,~ I fSENR)RS are age 6~ and ohter) i'~ddmr::slCitylStatelZip: Telephone" i~ethod of payment: ~1 Check enclosed or ~ Please charge $__ to my: ~ VISA ~1MC I l .:ard number: exp. date: ___/___. I Signamre I E .O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353-0220 Tel/Fax (320) 398-5000 L ........... j Education Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Doug Ohman program at Kimball Public Library; author/ photographer of "Minnesota Byways," "Barns of Minnesota," and "Churches of Minnesota." Friday, Nov. 5, End of first quar- ter (Kimball Schools). Monday, Nov. 8, NO SCHOOL for Kimball students. Monday, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m., KES and KAHS parent- teacher conferences. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m., SMSU admissions counselor to visit Kimball Area High School; see story on page 10. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 3:30-7:30 p.m., KES and KAHS parent-teacher conferences. Thursday, Nov. 11, Grandpar- ents' Day at KES. Each classroom will honor veterans as well. C overnmcnt Monday, Nov. 8, 4-5:30 p.m., Greater Minnesota Transit Invest- ment Plan public open house, at Mn/DOT St. Cloud headquarters (3725 12th St. N.); (651) 222-7227. Tuesday, Nov. 9 (NOTE DATE CHANGE), 6 p.m., Watkins City Council meeting. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Maine Prairie Township meeting at Kim- ball Area Fire Hall; (320) 398-2905. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m., Special Kimball School Board meeting to canvass election results; in board room. Wednesday, Nov. 10 (NOTE DATE CHANGE), 7 p.m., Eden Val- ley City Council meeting. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Kim- ball City Council meeting at City Hall; (320) 398-2725. Community Wednesday, Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Methodist Church; $2 sug- gested donation. Thursday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m., TOPS meets at St. Anne's Church in Kim- ball. Saturday, Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., International Soup Lun- cheon and church open house, at Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church, 601 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud. (320) 656-1200, . Monday, Nov. 8, 6:30-8 p.m., "Mobility and Movement" pro- gram at CentraCare Health Plaza; see story on page 6. Register at (320) 229-5139. Monday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Kimball Legion Auxiliary meeting. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., "Book Lovers Night" at CSB with Elaine Davis; see story on page 6 for details. Thursday, Nov. 11, 5 p.m., TOPS meets at St. Anne's Church in Kim~ ball. Thursday, Nov. 11, 5-8:30 p.m., Behind-the-scenes in surgery, an open house at St. Cloud Hospital; see story on page 6 for details. Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., Vet- erans Day tribute concert at SCSU; see story on page 3. Monday, Nov. 15, Kimball Senior Citizens meeting. Tuesday, Nov. 16. 6:30-8 p.m., Kimball Area Historical Soci- ety Holiday Potluck, "Stirring Lip Memories." See page 5 for details. Thursday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m., TOPS meets at St. Anne's Church in Kim- ball. Thursday, Nov. 25, 5 p.m., TOPS meets at St. Anne's Church in Kim- ball. Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 6th annual Holiday Stop-N-Shop craft and vendor sale, at Kimball United Methodist Church. Sloppy Joe lunch avail. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Memory Screening Day at St. Benedict's Senior Community; to schedule a screening call (320) 654-2355. See story on page 12. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 5-7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Methodist Church; $2 sug- gested donation. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Methodist Church; $2 sug- gested donation. Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, Kimball Santa Day at Kimball City Hall; watch for details. Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 6th annual Holiday Stop-N-Shop craft and vendor sale, at Kimball United Methodist Church. Sloppy Joe lunch avail. Monday, Dec. 13, 9 p.m., Holi- day Train to stop in Kimball. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m., Spaghetti supper at Kimball United Methodist Church; "$2 sug- gested donation. Rubber ' stamps You can now order rubber stamps, seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball (320) 398-5000 Fourth annual writing conference Nov. 12 "11 Author Debra Frasier featured speaker Minnesota author and illustra- tor Debra Frasier delivers the key- note address at the fourth annual Writing Central: A Day for Literacy at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University, Friday, Nov. i12, at the Goreckl Dining and Con- ference Center. The conference is open to any- one interested in writing and illus- trating children's literature. It aims to bring together authors, edu- "8 cators and everyday writers to explore and share insights on the importance of writing. Fraser will speak on "The Pic- ture Book: Tiny Seed to Finished Book" at 9 a.m. at Room 204. She will take you through the process of assembling a picture book, from the beginning idea through writ- ing/editing, illustrating and final production. Her visual presenta- tion will help teachers understand the structure of a picture book, as well as aid their own efforts in cre- ating a picture book. Frasier is the author or illus- trator of several books, including A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake; A Fabulous Fair Alphabet; The Animal That Drank Up Sound; The Incredible Water Show; In The Space of the Sky; Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster; On the Day You Were Born; Out of the Ocean; and We Got Here Together. She will sign copies of her books following the conclusion of the conference at 2 p.m. In addition to her keynote address, Frasier will speak at break- out sessions at 10:10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. Jill Dubbeldee Kuhn, a local children's book illustrator, will present a breakout session on drawing.techniques at 11:10 a.m. A third breakout session is at 1:10 p.m., and includes a presentation with local poet Larry Schug. Other breakout sessions will be offered by members of the CSB and SJU education department, including assistant professor Karen Bengtson. assistant professor Michael Borka and assistant pro- fessor Rachel Maichow-Lloyd. The conference's registration fee is $65, and includes all conference materials, lunch and morning and afternoon snacks. Interested per- sons may send their name and a check payable to the CSB and SJU education department to Liter- acy Conference, education depart- ment, HAB 125. College of St. Bene- dict, 37 College Ave S St. Joseph MN 56374. Walk-in registration on Nov. 12 will also be accepted.