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Thursday, December 9, 2010 i &apos; ..... : ....... iii Battery Day rescheduled The Fire Department and the Kimball Lions have rescheduled the Smoke Alarm Battery Day for January. We cancelled because of weather conditions, and we apol- ogize if this caused any inconve- nience for you. Auxiliary needs addresses The Kimball American Legion Auxiliary is again asking for the addresses of area people serving in the United States armed forces. The purpose is so that the auxiliary can remember them for the holidays in a special way. Please deposit the addresses at the Kimball Post Office in the RED BOX not later than Thursday, Dec. 16. Thank you, Kimball American Legion Auxiliary Blood Drive in Watkins Dec. 15 Just a reminder that the Blood Drive is at the Watkins Village Hall from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15. Many appointments have been made, but there is still room for more donors. During this holiday season, consider giving another gift, the gift of life-blood. Appoint- ments can be made at <www.>, or by calling Theresia at 764-7251, or Betty at 764-9163, or just walk in that day. Remember to eat iron-rich foods prior to the drive and bring an identification card with you when you give. Make a difference. Donate. Community Liebrenz graduates OCS lames I. Liebrenz has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Colum- bus, Ca., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During the 12 weeks of train- ing, the officer candidate received "basic soldiering" instruction in leadership, professional eth- ics, soldier team development, combined arms tactics, weap- ons defense, combat water sur- vival, squad drill, intelligence, field training exercises, day and night land navigation, confi- dence obstacle course, common core tasks, communications, staff and general military subjects, and physical fitness tests which include three-, four- and five-mile runs, and foot marches between 5-12 miles carrying rucksacks. The candidate is tested on lead- ership skills and team work abili- ties required of a commissioned officer. Students learned to uti- lize acquired skills to function in "leader and follower" positions in squad- and platoon-sized ele- ments, and evaluated in vari- ous leadership garrison positions while in a stressful and demand- ing field environment. Liebrenz has served in the mili- tary for more than eight years. He is the son of Nancy I. Wetzel of New Ulm, and Virl J. Liebrenz of Watkins. The lieutenant graduated in 1997 from New Ulm Senior High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 20()9 from Derry Univer- sity, Naperville, Ill. Van Nurden Santa to take calls at DTV Once again, Santa Claus has set aside time in his very busy sched- ule to do a quick tour of the coun- try and find out what boys and girls want for Christmas. Santa will be at DTV between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, and again on Tuesday, Dec. 20, to take phone calls live on the air. Prior to Santa's chat with the kids, DTV will fea- ture live music performances from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Boys and girls can call in to the studio and give their first name to the helper answering the phone, then talk directly to Santa. Parents will want to be sure to mark their calendars and call any of these numbers: 351-7288, 256-7444, 597- 7444, 764-7444. -" The Kingston Lions Present :::. The Kingery Fancily Holiday ('mlcert . . , Saturday, Dec. 11 7 pm .'z',"- Kingston Community Center Freewill donation for admission Refreshments to follow concert Proceeds go to the Meeker County Food Shelf Holiday caregivers may need help The holiday season is a time When families gather together. It can often be a time when adult chil- dren of seniors can see that their parents may need some extra help or services. Often, they are not sure where to turn. The Senior LinkAge Line® is a valuable resource for those trying to find services for themselves or a loved one. It is the only statewide information and assistance ser- vice designed for older adults, fam- ily caregivers and service providers. With a single call to Senior LinkAge Line®, individuals can locate avail- able services or obtain help evalu- ating their situation. Connection to resources for transportation, food or meal delivery, housing and nurs- ing home options, chore services, education, employment, caregiver support and much more are made by the Senior LinkAge Line® Advo- cates. If needed, a Senior LinkAge Line® Advocate can make a home visit to discuss the various services available to them in their commu- nity as well as funding sources that might be available to help pay for services. The goal of Senior LinkAge Line® is to help keep older adults in their homes where they are com- fortable. It connects seniors to ser- vices available right in their own communities. Also, seniors or their loved ones can call as often as the need arises. This service is free of charge and operates through the federal grant funds through the Older Americans Act and the United Way. Call Senior LinkAgeLine® at (800) 333-2433. Corn and see Santa. www.tricou ntynews. M N Kylie Van Nurden would like to welcome her brother Teagan Craig, born Oct. 13, 2010. Teagan weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Proud parents are Travis and Kristin Van Nurden of Kimball. Proud grandparents are Gayle Van Nurden of Kimball and Wayne and Lesley Rathje of Annandale. Proud great-grandparents are Betty Mackereth of Kimball and Herb and Margaret Rathje of Annandale. Legion Auxiliary Mitten Tree The Frederick A. Metcalf Unit 261 American Legion Auxiliary has the Mitten Tree up and ready for donations of mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. We are also seeking to gather school supplies for students in need, such as pencils, erasors, back packs, notebooks, etc. Donations are greatly appreci- ated by our community in need. Deadline for donations will be 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Thank you much! Cindy May, Public Relations Chairman Kimball Legion Auxiliary Dec. 13 The regular meeting of the Frederick A. Metcalf Unit 261 American Legion Auxiliary will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13. A pot-luck and Christmas gift exchange is planned. Bring one white elephant gift (something gently used) and one $5-1imit gift. Make sure you label and wrap each gift appropriately. Have a safe and happy holiday season! Cindy May, Public Relations Chairman Looking for a way to save? You need to insure both your auto and your home, so why not save money in the process? 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After your islt with Santa head into the dining room with Mom  Dad for hot cider, hot chocolate  have fun frosting # decorati r own Christmas Cookie ....