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PAGE 2 .... Thursday, November 21, 20.1...3.. .... Art show 00continued fro page 1) The event, complete with a specially decorated cake to com- memorate it, marks the one- year anniversary of the library. Started by volunteers as an inde- pendent library, this is both an amazing and momentous thing to celebrate. There are now three comput- ers available in the library for use by the public, find Wi-Fi through- out the building. A new handicap- accessible bathroom has been built. There are 349 library cards now in circulation. Judy Thielen- and Marilyn Peterson held a series of Story Hours and a Summer Reading Program. There were as many as 60 children attending each event. The library has a number of "extra" programs that have been started this year: the knitting group, P.E.N. Writers' Group, an adult book club, story hour, book delivery to area daycare centers, and books and magazines deliv- ered to _home-hound patrons. The library is now an official "drop off" for the Eden Valley Food Shelf. "Friends of the Library" has hosted a number of special events including author presen- tations, book sales, and a Spring Extravaganza. The Event Center is host to many community meetings -and events each week. Dec. 14, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., will be a book and Christmas d6cor sale. Dec. 15 starting at 6 p.m., will be the annual Community Holiday Gathering, with music and food (before the Holiday Train passes Community Artists Laura Tollefson and Chris Gustafson recently graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She is a poet and painter, he is a sculptor. The couple collaborated on the blue steel sculpture shown here. Along the back wall are dozens of drawings by EV-W students. Staffphoto by Jean Doran Matua. through later that evening). As of Tuesday, lov. 19, the A big congratulations to the Eden Valley Library is again open Library Board apd all the vol- regular hours(Tuesdays, 3-6p.m., unteers who helped to make the Wednesdays 12-3 p.m., Thurs- library not only possible, but a days, 3-6 p.m., Fridays, 5:30- whopping success. 8 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. Their website is www.evec22.org. Watkins council (cont'd from page 1) with delinquent water bills will be shut off. Virl Liebrenz has passed his Class B water test and is now eli- gible for a S0-cent raise, effective Jan. 1. Water bills in the mobile home park will continue to be billed to the park owner, and each lot will be billed the base fee whether it is occupied or not. The park owner then bills individual residents. The next meeting of the Wat- kins city council will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, with the Truth in Taxation hearing to begin at 6:15. (Other than this meeting, the council last month "approved keeping the meeting time at 7 p.m. each month instead of changing to 6 p.m. during the winter months.) www.tricountynws.mn Car crash (continued from page 1) Hospital in critical condition. She had head trauma, internal bleed- ing, and several bone fractures. She underwent surgery for inter- nal bleeding and Saturday night she was airlifted to Hennepin . County Medical Center in Minne- apolis where she had another sur- gery. They have her in an induced coma, according to her Caring- Bridge site (www.caringbridge. org/visit/brittanylafave), and she is responsive to commands when they lighten up the sedation. This is a good sign. LaFave is expected to be in the ICU for at least a week more. She has at least two fractures in her back, but not in her neck as was earlier suspected. She is sur- rounded by friends and family, although visits are being limited currently. You can follow her progress on CaringBridge. Meanwhile, the accident is being investigated. No further information has been released about the Jeep driver. Stearns County Sheriff's office, Gold Cross Ambulance, North Care Air, and South Haven and Kimball Rescue responded to the accident just before 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. DNR reminder- ice is not safe right now The Department of Natural people died last winter after fall- Resources said the thin layers of ice that are forming on Minne- sota waters right now are not safe. This reminder comes after a DNR conservation officer helped res- cue a man Friday, Nov. 15, who was fishing and fell through the ice on Little Rock Lake in Benton County. "The bottom line is it's crucial that people do not let their guard down," said Kara Owens, DNR boat and water safety special- ist, "because ice is never.100-per- cent safe. A few days of cold tem- peratures don't create ice strong enough to hold a person." According to Ows, six ing through the ice. The DNR recommends anyone heading out on the ice should: carry a set of ice picks, check with a local bait shop or resort - ask about ice conditions - and mea- sure the ice. DNR clear ice thickness rec- ommendations are: 4 inches for walking. 5 inches for a snowmobile or ATV. 8-12 inches for a car. 12-15 inches for a medium- sized truck. For more information, visit www.dnr.state, ran.ussafetyice thickness.html. - Best in class 4x4 capabili /: :ii!: - Up to 31 mpg - Class exclusive 9 speed auto trarmmisIdon - Best in class towing up to 4500 lb. - All new standard of on-road handling - 70+ safety & security features. - World Class Interior - Award winning Connectivity i I __ DOOG,00'/ A.M. Maus and Son Inc. Jeep P.O. 130 21 Maus Dr. Kimball, MN 55353 SMALL Town - BIG Value, Since 1928 (320) 398-3210 " 800-510-1732 EtAEtIE www.ammaus.com