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PAGE 28 November 17, 2016 EVAL Book by Sandy MiUerbernd & Sue Shell A column about your Eden Valley Area Library "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - William Shakespeare This month we celebrate gifts, the gifts we're given and those we give away. There are so many gifts for which to be thankful. In such times of change and turmoil, often these gifts are overlooked. First, we have a library and that's pretty amazing. Strong community support, a group of tireless volunteers and continuing donations have made the improb- able possible. But that's just the beginning. Through a gram from the Pilcrow Foundation, we received an incredible selection of books Notes read his Cork O'Connor mysteries, the crops - blow away in the night you probably should. All books in like skittering tumbleweeds." for children. Truly, this gift is the series are centered on the for- And we would be remiss if we worth celebrating. Check out "The mer sheriff of Aurora, Minn., who didn't include Minnesota as a gift n~ octopus scientists: Exploring the is half Irish, and halfAnishinaabe that keeps on giving. Whether it's n office CIOeMl Mind of a Mollusk," by Sy Indian. "Krueger brilliantly evokes the abundant wildlife, the sce- (our usual Montgomery, or "The Call of the northern Minnesota's lake county nic trails or one of those famous ~~ ~ date) is Osprey," by Dorothy Hinshaw- and reveals the dark side of its lakes, there are so many reasons We wm make every Patent. Not only are these books snow-covered landscape." Also to appreciate Minnesota. For the tO ~ ~ week's filled with fascinating facts, the check out "10,000 Lakes: Tales historical perspective, check out photography will blow you away! From the North County, a selec- "Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and ea~ ~ to be in most readers Also, a big "thank you" to the tion of K,rueger's short stories and Photos From Minnesota's Past," ~o, Wednesday. ln ~ to do Farmers & Merchants State Bank essays. It s a limited edition but we collected by Peg Meier. This pic- nmtedals for of Pierz for their generous mane- snagged a copy. torial work is a great trip down the Nov. 24 Tri-Counbj News to our tary donation. Most of you have heard the memory lane. Another of our office by end of day Friday, Nov. 18. Thankyon! Our officewm be closedThursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25. We wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Their support enables us to purchase some pretty great library material. When thinking of an author we consider a gift, William Kent Krueger comes to mind. The library fell in love with this guy when he came to our small, start-up library in February of 2013, and the love affair continues. If you haven't WWW~O saying, "If you ate today, thank favorite authors, Gary Paulsen a farmer." To celebrate farming, brings us Father Water, Mother read "Fresh From the Farm: AYear Woods featuring essays on fishing of Recipes and Stories," by Susie and hunting in the North Woods. Middleton. A memoir-type cook- And finally we have Minnesota's book, it offers more than 100 sea- Outdoor Wonders: Exploring the sonal recipes along with stories Wonders of Minnesota Month by and photos of farm life. Pick up Month for a guide to the "beauties one of the "Little House" books that surround us at every phase." by Laura Ingalls Wilder and redis- That's it for the month. And the cover it with your children or next time~youhappenuponsome- grandchildren. And young adults one doing Blot of grumbling, share can learn about harsh realities of all the gifts we've been given. If farming in "Out of the Dust," by that doesn't work, bury your nose Karen Hess, where 14-year-old in a good book. Billie Jo realizes "that hopes - like EV Community Ed launches shoe collection Drive to raise money for Lil' Eagles/Eagle Kids Shoe donations will also sup- port micro-enterprises in develop- ing nations and reduce what goes into landfills. Community Ed is conduct- ing a shoe collection drive on Oct. 17, 2016 to Jan. 17, 2017, to raise ~funds for Lil' Eagles/Eagle KANDIYOHI Kids. Lil' Eagles/Eagle kids will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those dollars will bene- fit Lil' Eagles/Eagle kids. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at the Lil' Eagles Cemer: 187 Cossairt Ave Eden Valley, Eden Valley Library, Eden Valley City Hall, Eden Valley- Watkins High School front office, Eden Valley Elememary School, Watkins City Hall, Eden Valley Community Ed Office and BI Worldwide Lunchroom. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro- enterprise partners in develop- ing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, main- tain and grow businesses in coun- tries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One bud- ding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send her son to law school. "We are excited about our shoe drive," said Shannon Larson, Eagle Kids Coordinator. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate to us and help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. It's a win-win for everyone," added Shannon. By donating shoes to the Lil' Eagles/Eagle Kids Program, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people's lives. 2 p.m. Mondays Election results Local results from the Nov. 8 General Election can be found on page 9. Football semifinals The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles football team advance to State semifinals play this week. They face Maple River at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in U.S. Bank Stadium. A win this week puts them in the finals for Class 5AA State football, playing at I p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, also at U.S. Bank Stadium. Go Eagles! Author visit Saturday Mb-mesota romance author Lane) speak at the Eden Va, ey Area Library at 10 aLrrL Saturday, Nov. 19, at tbe Ubrary. All are welcome! (Seeadon pageS.) Watkins Sr. Citizens Christmas Party We sday, 7, tbe ChdSbTm Party for the Watldr Senkx Cit=ens at St Manor. Social hour begins at 4 p.m. a chicken dinner at 5"30. Please sign up by Nov. 30 (see notice on page 5 for details). Ginge Houses Here's your chance to learn from a professional how to make and decorate a gingerbread house. For $25, all materials and instruction is included. Sunday, Nov. 27, at 1 or 3 p.m., at A Maze'n Farmyard. (See ad on page 5.) Upcoming benefits Nov.1& Emmaus Gift Shop Holiday Open House (LitchfmkJ) Nov. 20, St Wendelin's breakfast (Luxemburg) Nov.20, StAnUrmysonp & Bou' (Wa ns) -. Nov. 27, StAugusta Uons breakfast (at St of Ch sUans) Dec. 3, Pioneer Chrisbn at Forest Cey Stockade De 3,St John's Christmas Bazaar (Kimball) 3, St. John's Lutberan Holiday Fair (Annandale) De ll, CPRail Holiday Train is scheduled to come b rough our area, with stops in Annandale and Eden Valley Broadcast issue this week This week's Tr/-County News was mailed to every mailing address in Eden Valley, Watkins, Kimball, and South Haven, in addition to our regular subscribers. The next broadcast issue will be Dec. 22, but there's a lot that will happen between now and then. You'll miss it without the Tri-County News being delivered to youeach and every week. Start (or renew) your subscription today; we make it so easy!