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..... i:: ...... www.tricountyne/ Eden Valley Area Library and Event Center now open Library hours are Sunday and Monday, closed Tuesday and Thursday, 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, noon-3 p.m. Friday, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon December Schedule Knitting Gathering, Dec. 4, noon Book Club, Dec. 10, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. EE.N. Writers Group, Dec. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. Huge Book and Gently Used Christmas Ornament Sale, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon (see notes below) Story Hour, Dec. 13 and 20, 9:30-11 a.m. Community Holiday Gath- ering (music, food and friends), Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m. Library closed Dec. 24 and 25, 31, Jan. 1, (Happy Holidays!) Eden Valley Food Shelf dona- tions accepted during all open library hours. Accepting donations (gen- tly used Christmas Decorations) week of Dec 9-13, for Dec. 14 event. Drop off donated Christmas dec- orations during library hours, or contact Sandy Millerbernd at (320) 237-6015, or dsmillerbernd@ What's happenin00 Dec. 7: EV-W Santa Day Eden Valley-Watkins Commu- nity Education is hosting Santa Day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Satur- day, Dec. 7, at the Eden Valley- Watkins High School. Come and join the fun. Clip Clop Trolley will be there providing free trol- ley rides around the town. There will be many craft activities and cookie decorating as well. Join us for lunch, we will have hot dogs, chips, and a beverage for all. Santa and Mrs. Santa will be there handing out goodies. Join the fun. Any questions, please call (320) 453-2900, ext 1139. Dec. 11: Blood Drive at Watkins The American Red Cross will be at the Watkins Village Hall from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, for a blood drive. Because this is the season of giving, consider donating because donors can give someone hope for today, tomor- row and for the future. One gift of blood can save up to three lives. There are two ways to make an appointment: Go to www., and put in the zip code 55389, and you will be able to schedule yourself, or call There- sia at (320) 764-7251. Previous donors who have not scheduled by early December will be contacted. If you have questions about your eligibility to give, call the Red Cross at (866) 236-3276 option 3. New donors are needed so ask a friend to come too. Start boosting your iron intake and remember to bring a photo ID or your Red Cross Donors card with you on Dec. 11. Dec. 14: Santa coming to Kimball Saturday, Dec. 14, Santa Claus The Kimball American Legion will be at Kimball City Hall from Auxiliary will have a bake sale 10 a.m. to noon. Photos will beginning at9a.m. be available from Images by Come visit Santa and have Marguerite. some treats. Dec. 14: Watkins Santa Claus Days Santa Claus is coming to town! The festivities begin with the Watkins Lioness hosting Christ- mas shopping for kids from 9-11 a.m. in the Watkins Village Hall. Bring your children to buy gifts for parents, grandparents, siblings, and teachers. All gifts are $1 and Lioness members will help wrap and tag them. The Watkins Theater Group will be hosting their annual Christmas play at 1 p.m. This year's production is "Disorder in the Court". Admission is free, but food shelf donations are greatly appreciated. There will be ran- dom drawings for prizes after the play and Santa will stop in for pic- tures. Bring your own camera, please. The Watkins Chamber of Commerce will also be handing out bags of candy. Following the program, the Watkins Lions will be providing free hot chocolate and hot dogs at the skating rink with horse drawn sleigh rides by Windy River Per- cherons. Everyone is welcome. Dec. 17: Singers at St. Anthony Manor The St. Cloud Sr. Fun Sing- seniors are welcome to come and ers are coming to entertain the enjoy. They will be having coffee seniors at St. Anthony Manor at and Christmas cookies afterward. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. All area .Dec. 18:Concert at St. Anne's Church Singer Andrew Walesch will perform a concert of music at St. Anne's Church cafeteria in Kimball, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednes- day, Dec. 18. The concert is spon- sored by the Kimball Public Library. People may call (320) 398-2211, ext. 13, to make meal 'reservations as part of the senior dining hour at the church. Walesch will perform classics from the American songbook and favorite jazz standards. His appearance is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and. Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, con- tact the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915. C itv PAGE 3 _om m u n._. Thursday, December 5, 2013 EV Community holiday fun Dec. 15 Eden Valley Healthy Corn- munities Holiday Gathering is planned for 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Event Center. It will include opportunity for Food Shelf donations. This is an annual event usu- ally coordinated with the Holi- day Train coming through; since this year the train is not stopping in Eden Valley, the event is still planned. The Holiday train will stop in Kimball at 9 p.m. Activities are still being planned, but at this point, the Kingery Family is presenting a The family of Craig Faber extends a heartfelt thank you to the many relatives, friends, and community for their acts of kind- ness and support at the time of Craig's death. A special thanks to Ft. Brunner and Rev. Gross for offi- ciating at Mass, to Tom Ertl and staff for their direction and pro- fessionalism, to all those who donated food, sent plants or cards. Thanks to the community for the donations given to Stein's grocery store. Thanks to Kathy and Mela- nie Pauls for the wonderful music. Thanks to St. Joseph's Circle for the delicious meal. It was deeply appreciated. God bless you all. Family of Craig Faber Kenny and Lorraine Faber Mark and Jerri Faber Allen and Becca Ayden and Nolen Faber Keith and Brandon Faber and Jeanne Christmas Concert from 7-8 p.m. at the Event Center; soup, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies will be served from 6-8:30 p.m. Watch for more information in next week's Tri-CountyNews.. ::i' .:::: :Sponsored by the Kimball United Methodist It's EASY to renew, subscribe, or give a gift subscription! ty mall, phone, fax, web., or e-mall. (See order form on page 19.) Help decorate Auxiliary Mitten Tree The Kimball Legion Unit 261 put the Mitten Tree up Friday, Nov. 29. We decorate that tree with your donations of hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and school sup- plies for our community children. Everything donated will be taken to the Kimball Elementary School Monday, Dec. 16. Please help decorate our tree so we can give some warmth and learning tools to our children at Christmas time. Public Relations Officer, Cindy May us Soturda; Dec. 7, rt a.m.-5 at the Forest City GO KER COUNTY FOOD SHELF