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Hodge Podge Phyllis Greely Hoeft Editor and Publisher It is mid-morning ,Saturday as I start this column. a day it is! This mega storm, as it is being called, go down in history. There are areas that have more than we have but what has arrived here is amazing, as a radio announcer mentioned, there are still over until winter officially starts. Those who have already reached their winter quarters t the South will rejoice at their fortune of having missed storm. snow, it is predicted, will stay with us all winter. I wonder how official measurements of the amount of that falls are made. How can it be accurate when wind blows so hard? During the early part of the before the wind came up, the table on my deck over six inches of snow but the wind has it off so that only about four inches remain and is on the sout., side of the table. Drifts are in- to size continually as the strong wind whips the ott making for very poor visability. I do not there is any new snow falling at this point. There is very little traffic - only an occasional pickup, a car, or the highway department snowplow. One reached here and turned around and went back. I if the occupants had thought they would g,o to St. and were discouraged when seeing what a 'white- area they were facing. It probably does not look so downtown but I can barely see a bit of a dark streak live just to the north of here. "Crossroads" area is open, according to the radio report. sorry for the Kimball football team and their who had planned to go to Ogilvie for the football Friday mghL How can that game, as well as the postponed, ever be played now? The cold is pre- to continue and should a warming trend finally fields will be in very bad condition college games that remain to be Lso. the Armistice Day storm, hunters were not in this one and there are no reports of huge num- of people stranded in their cars, and there have there very few deaths as the result of car accidents. There ben some as the result of shoveling snow. (It was orted that over 100 people were taken to the hos- : treatment of injuries to their fingers due to snow accidents, just in the Twin Cities area.) this were mid-January, or even Thanksgiving, it be bad enough to have a storm of these propor- but to have had it start on Halloweent ! ! ts now nearly 4:30 Saturday. For the last couple O f 1 have worn a path on my carpeting from the soum windows to the north bathroom window watching of cars that were unable to get through on 15. No state highway plow had been through and the road condition had worsened minute. of girls from St. Cloud State came in to use my call a tow truck. Their car had slid crossways road and they could not move it. They were head- Dassel. They said it did not seem so bad in St. they had seen a number of cars in the ditch on here but this was the worst spot of all. been watching cars going north past here and seemingly having diculty in getting . ouch. were still those coming from the soum WhO up or turned around. that time on things became progressively worse. after" Maus's plow and tow truck, had man- the road up and get traffic moving, I count- that came through from the north. very soon, more cars would be stuck Once five several without head covering, attempted to moving, to no avail. road is slick and I noticed several having difficul- on their feet. One used a shovel to attempt to :If. tst now has there been relief. A highway plow the road and shortly a highway snowblower and is still working here. Never have I heard such as there was as the blower passed by my win- The snow came with such force that I wondered kitchen window, especially, did not break. Kimball TrI-County NewS-Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991 3 be ThevdarfC are a little late in opening the road. It will soon and there has been absolutely no traffic since the snow removal crew arrived. (There was more later.) I wondered how the county would ever be able to get through the snow being piled up across the entry to the road just north of my house. I see that the snowblower is now ope_ ning the entrance to the road. It really eats into the drifts. It would be nice if it would swing into my driveway too! The snow comes up to my neighbor's (Dan Fuller s) mailbox. This is a "blow" by "blow" account of the storm as seen from my window. It is Sunday afternoon. The sun is shining and it is 20 degrees with some wind but, compared to yesterday, very little. Most roads and driveways are now open and it seems like a fairly normal January day. The highway is still covered with compacted snow and it is slippery. The front page of the St. Cloud paper gave the. snow depth in St. Cloud as 14 inches but a map wimin me pa- per indicates St. Cloud at 18/8. It really doesn't matter. We know we had more than most of us want. Card of Thanks Words cannot express our many thanks to all the friends and relatives who helped us cel- ebrate our 40th wedding an- niversy by their presence and many cards and gifts we have received. God bless each and every one of you and thank you all again. Joe and Donna Steichen Card of Thanks We truly want to thank you all, our friends, relatives and neighbors for joining us at our 50th wedding anniversary cele- bration. Your presence made our day so special. A special thank you to all our children, their spouses and our grandchildren for all the hard work they did in putting it all together. We also want to thank Kathy Pauls, Becky Schneider, and Pare Becker, for the beautiful music they pre- sented. To Father Clark for say- ing the Mass and to Jerry Oster for taking the pictures. A thank you also goes to ev- eryone who remembered us with cards and gifts and also to those who were unable to make it to the celebration, but remem- bered us as well. We are truly blessed to have so many special people in our lives who care and made our special day one that we shall al- ways cherish. May God bless you all! AI and Olga Schneider Letter to the Editor Dear Mrs. HoefL Thank you for highlighting my billing date. It had skipped my attention again. It's been a busy summer. I finally retired July 1st. Then went to Washington State to see a daughter married and then traveled across the northern part of the U.S. to Minnesota. We (my cousin Bernice Finney and I) spent about 6 weeks there vis- fling my children and my broth- el" Veryl. From there we traveled around Wisconsin visiting friends and relatives of Ber- nice's. Then up to Canada visit- ing other friends. Veryi joined us ou those trips. We came to Kimball Days but Veryl wasn't feeling well and we took him back to Grand Rapids. He had caught a touch of flu. We are hoping he will come out here next month and spend the winter. It isn't much fun being alone. Bernice is also a widow and we have sort of "teamed up" tor travel and such. Well, guess I'd better get this in the mail and get busy. I came home to a yard full of weeds as tall as I am! Next summer I'll have to do something different. I think I will try a housesitter. Sincerely, Beverly (Sweet) Scott Managing your Money by Romell Buer Meeker County Extension Office Managing money is one of the most difficult tasks in to- day's world. Many families are facing lay-offs and reduced in- come as the recession takes hold. Imagine....you are sudden- ly faced with an income that is only one-half to one-third of what it was last month. What will you do....how will you pay your bills .... which bills...what will you tell other creditors? While circumstances, some- times seem to be beyond your control, there are some aspects of any situation that are manage- able. Learning how to setup a budgeL understandine the .e. nf credit, keeping records of spend- ing and setting goals are helpful ways to begin to gain control of your f'maneial situation. The Minnesota Extension Service in Meeker County is of- feting a program to help families improve money management skills. A short term series of group sessions will lake partici- pants through some personal and family financial management basics. Tentative dates for the series are December 5, 12 and 19, and sessions will run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A five-dollar registration fee will cover the costs of lmnted materials. The group sessions are target- ed toward individuals and cou- ples who want to learn good money management techniques. For more information, or to reg- ister, call Romell Bner, Meeker County Extension Office, 693- 2801. Zion United Methodist South Haven Bazaar & Luncheon RESCHEDULED TO Sat.. Nov. 9 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Many fine crafts, baked goods, canned goods, fresh proOuce, plaints, white elephant table Lunch Menu 11:00 - 1:30 Skpy .Joe , Chicken Rice Soup, Pie, Coffee - GoodlN all me'nlng ". :. ::HotLu00Se00. ...... Hand St00ed 00ittsi Crafts, Goods, White Elephant Tabte