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....... "~ " L " ' ................. ,L.~.kL.. I.., ......... , .......... Dta lrta A Thursday, December 2, 2010 .... (3L Teaming up for 1 'v tua7 home safety diversiCOM seeking nominations 1 Merlin Mies, 79 Verlin Mies of Watkins died Fri- day, Nov. 26, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 79. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watldns with Rev. John Brunner and Rev. Richard Gross officiat- hag. Visitation was Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8-10 a.m. at the Ertl Funeral Home ha Wat- kins. Senior Citizens prayed the rosary at 4 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home, followed by Legion/ VFW prayers at 6:30 p.m. Lions prayers were at 6:45 p.m. and par- ish prayers at 8 p.m. Interment was in the St. Anthony Cemetery inWat- kins. Verlin M. Mies was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Watkins to Mike and Albina (Deutsch) Mies. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Con- flict. April 28, 1956, Verlin was united in marriage to Delrose Hen- nen at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watldns. Verlin owned and operated Mies Motors in Watldns for more than 40 years. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and served as an usher, on the parish Kimball Area Fire Department and the Kimball Lions will be going door to door ha the city of Kimball Saturda~ Dec. 4, starting at 9 a.m., replacing batteries in home smoke alarms, free of charge. Also smoke alarms can be ordered ha advance for a nominal fee should you need to replace an existing alarm or you are looking to add another. Contact John Gohmann at (320) 249-2227, or Mary Knaus at (320) 398-6841, to preorder alarms or for any questions that you may have. December Senior Dining news Catholic Charities Senior Dining Program has offered home-style Order of Foresters, and the Watkins cooking to Minnesota seniors of all Lions Club. Verlin was an umpire faiths since 1974. Catholic Charities fortheWatkins SofthallAssociation, kitchens have served up mouth- a referee for St. Anthony School watering menus and this Christ- basketball, and an announcer for mas season is no exception. Please the Watkins Clippers. His hobbies join us for a hot cup of coffee and included playing cards, watch- our Christmas feast Wednesday, ing sports, fishing and bowling. He Dec. 15. This year's menu includeS enjoyed working with people, and honey-glazed baked ham, sweet especially enjoyed spending time potato casserole, country trio vege- with his family, table blend, cranberry garnish, din- Verlin was preceded in death by ner roll, and a scrumptious Christ- his parents; sisters Evelyn Overlin mas gelatin cake~ Our modest and Lucille Kammeier; and brother $3.50-$7 suggested contribution council, and parish school board. Pete Mies. is for seniors 60 or older, although He was a founding father of the He is survived by his wife Del- anyone under 60 can join in for the C.O.E Bingo and worked on a Bouja rose Mies of Watkins; children Rich full $7 meal cost. Please note: if you team.VerlinalsoservedontheWat- Mies of Minnetonka, Ron Mies of bring children 10 and under, they kins City Council for 20 years, and Aldrich, Mo., and Patty (and Larry) was a board member and business Berning of Buffalo; granddaughters manager for the Watldns Clippers Alyssa Snavely of Buffalo, and Lara baseball team. He was a member Berning of Albertville; sister Mary oftheWatkinsSeniorCitizens, Wat- Ellen McKibben of Green Valley kins Legion Post #453, Wat-Kim- Ariz.; and brother Tony (and Alvina) Tidbits Valley VFW Post #5460, Catholic Mies of Watkins. can join in for a cost of only $3.50. Reservations are required for the Christmas dinner. Call 398-2211 by Monday, Dec. 6. Message can be left on extension 13. for Teacher of the Year award Nominations are being accepted St. Andrew's Elementary School- for the diversiCOM Teacher of the Greenwald Year. This program recognizes St. John's Elementary School- excellence in education by offering Meire Grove an award and monetary prize to the St. Mary's Elementary School- selected teacher along with $1,000 Melrose to his or her school. St. Peter & Paul's Elementary Nominations for the diversi- School-Richmond COM Teacher of the Year award will Applications to nominate be scored by a selection committee a teacher for thisaward can based on criteria such as individual be obtained onlineat , or at an eligible aging student achievement, consis- school. Nominations must be sub- tent support of students' growth, mitted by Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, to and community involvement, diversiCOM, ATTN: Teacher of the Kindergarten through 12th- Year Selection Committee, PO Box grade teachers at schools within 100, Melrose, MN 56352. The 2011 the diversiCOM service area are eli- Diversicom Teacher of the Year will gible for Teacher of the Year. Nomi- be announced ha February 2011. nees must hold a bachelor's degree About fliversiCOM and a Minnesota teaching license diversiCOM is a full-service tele- and have taught for a minimum of communications company pro- three full years, viding high-speed Internet access, Eligible schools include: cable television, local and long dis- Eden Valley-Watkins Public Ele- tance telephone service. With more mentary and High School than 80 years of providing commu- Kimball Public Elementary and nications service to Melrose and the High School surrounding area, diversiCOM con- Melrose Public Elementary and tinues to expand and develop state- High School of-the-art infrastructure includ- Richmond Public Elementary ing the current fiber to the home Sauk Centre Public Elementary (FITH) build-outs in the Mel- and High School rose and Richmond communities. Holy Cross Elementary School- Information on the services offered Pearl Lake under the diversiCOM umbrella of Holy Family Elementary School- companies can be found by visiting Sauk Centre < www.diversicom, net>. 11258 103rd Ave., Kimball MN are new recipes. 55353. I had a hard time doing this, as I 8urtal and Cr0mttl0n Serviet View obituarws, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball, (320) 398-5055 Let me help you make a choice. Doug Saukkola 320-398-651 Medicare Part D Open Enrollment November 15th-December 31 t Reasons to contact Senior LinkAge Line Get your questions for assistance with comparing Medicare answered and be able prescription drug plans for 2011: to make decisions New plans may be available with confutence. Some existing plans may not be ::::::::::::::::::::::::: available nlttr" Plan premiums may change :: ...____ Plan formulm~es may change ~':: Lin~~ Line ~ You may qualify for extra help with prescription drag costs Senior LinkAge Line* will be available for in-person assistance at the PAYNESVILLE Senior Center: Monday, Dec. 6, from 1-6 pro; Thursday, Dec. 16, 9 am-4 pm Contact Inez at M3-4799 to schedule an appointment Rocori Senior Center, COLD SPRING, Monday, Dec. 3, 9 am-4 pin Contact Linda DeMars at 3 453,9 9 to schedule an appointment Senior LinkAge Line@ does not market any insurance product. Funded in part by the MN Board on Aging and the local United Ways. Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tri cou ntyn ews. M N Another mofith and two days will Thanksgiving at Senior Dining: love to make bread, but I assigned bring to an end the year 2010. It does 49 seniors appeared to enjoy the lanene the bread detail this year. as went. m spite or some seemingly and pumpkin dessert. Quite a few the art ofbread baking. She brought long days, the year has gone fast. of them told me what a great meal pumpkin rolls, cayenne pepper Christmas Dinner: For the it was. I passed their compliments bread, and garlic herb bread. seniors will be Wednesday, Dec. 15. on to the cook. The entertainment for the after- Reservations are needed by Dec. 8. Thanks to the Kimball Kruisers noon included sharing of OLD ram- Please call (320) 398-2211, Exten- 4-H Club, there was a "Pilgrim hat" ily photos, decorating Christmas sion 13. A message can be left if you for each diner. The 4-H Club has cookies (a couple of family mem- don't get a real person. After the been doing cute "favors" for hol- bets would lik~ to see that continue ham dinner, there will be a Christ- idays and/or the monthly theme as a tradition), and the brave ones mas Carol sing-a-long, days. I marvel at the brilliant items played Pit. Each family went home Gift booklets: If you're having they come up with. with some Christmas cookies. trouble trying to come up with the Thanks to generous d0na- The turkey: was roasted to per- perfect gift for the"senior" you love, tions from Triple R, and the Fire- fection, by Angle. It was like one consider purchasing meal tickets to men's Relief Association, six diners you see in photos, you know, the Senior Dining for them. I can guar- received as door prizes tickets for a shiny, browned skin one on a plat- antee they will appreciate your free meal. The recipients were Pete, ter, carved at the table. It was also thoughtfulness and think of you Jeanette, Fred, Glendale, Tom, Anna the best turkey any of us had tasted. each time they use one. I'll bet they and Anita H. Angle had brined the bird before also be thankful that they didn't Thanksgiving at the Hoeft home- slow-roasting it all night. She did not receive another dust collector! stead: 14 hungry Hoefts chowed season it with any pepper or salt, Gift booklets of 10 are available down a lO-pound turkey with the although the brine included salt. at the Kimball Bank for your con- traditional dressing, mashed pota- I hope you all had a great time venience. Tickets may also be pur- toes and gravy and Knaus' potato with your loved ones and enjoyed chased at the dining site or by mail. sausage, cranberry fluff, sweet pota- good food at Thanksgiving. If ordering by mail, send a self- toes and made-from-scratch din- 'Till next time addressed, stamped long enve- ner buns/bread. Outside of pumpkin Rosate~i Hoeft,' lope with a check to: Senior Dining, pie, desserts, salads, and vegetables Satellite Site Coordinator Ammenities to meet your needs: 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled exercise and activ Church activities, Now offering including mass 3 times/mo. RESPITE CARE Housekeeping/laundry services -Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day Heritage House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest ..~ ~ ~ ~ # ~ ~ more information: Quast, LPN/Mana er or Kim LPN/AssL