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Thursday, December 9, 2010 MN Students Youth i /. L: ..... . . ii ................ Illl I]] Page 7 I I Girl Scouts carolling Girl Scout Troop 172 (fifth-grad- girls will collect donations for the ers from Kimball) will go carol- local food shelf as they go through ling around the town of Kimball town spreading joy with their starting at around 3 p.m. Sunday, music. Thanks in advance for your Dec. 12, weather permitting. The help in their endeavor. Inside one of the log cabins at Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale. They celebrated Immigrant Christ- mas Saturday, Dec. 4. Each building was appropriately decorated, and each residence was set up as an immigrant family would have lived, each representing a different country. Staff photo by Gaylen Bicking. (Additional photos are'in the Photo Gallery at www.tricountynews.MN.) !: S i Heritage House of Kimball hosted a Christmas party for residents, staff, families and friends in their com- munity and dining areas. Santa arrived by horse and wagon to deliver gifts to each resident. The annual event brings a flurry of activity to the assisted living facility in Kimball. Nurse manager Joyce Quast and her staff throw a great Christmas party every year. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Forest City Stockade celebrated their-annual Pioneer Christmas Saturday, Dec. 4. The reconstructed fortress depicts life in the late 1800s, complete with a doctor's office, blacksmith, chapel, newspaper, schoolhouse and more. A six-inch snowfall the day and night before made it harder to get around, but the fresh snow and sunshine made for spectacular photos. Staff photo by Gaylen Bicking. Saturday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. 00eache i of the Wee Adei00e Sands School: mball Elementary School and Kimball rea High School. Subject(s) I teach: Music K-6, Sr. high choir, grak!es 9-12. Number 0f students I teach: about 380. lgrew u in: Minneapolis. My favorfi:e memory of school (K-12) is: Being chosen "Most Talented" out of a class of nearly 400 students, and soloing i with members of the Minneapolis Sym- i!i phony (now Minnesota Orchestra). favorite subject in school: Of course music classes like choir, band, orchestra; ! also really liked Speech and English. When I was little, I wanted to be: Always something with music. I  sang in church at 3 years old. My mom said I was playing songs from the radio hen I was 4. My college(s) and degree(s): Degree in MusicPerformance from Mankato State University, degree in Music Education from St. Cloud ..... State University (B.S., B.S. Music Ed. K-12). I chose to become a teacher because: Research shows that children involved in music, choir, band, etc., benefit in other academic areas anddo tter in college entrance exams. Teaching children K-12 gives me the best opportunity to share music with thousands of chil- dren and give them life-long music experiences. My favor!te teacher was: I had many, but probably my orchestra teacher Eli Barnett and speech teacher Karl Hoerschgen. They both encouraged me to pursue my musical career and follow my dreams. It always brightened my day when Mr. Hoerschgen asked "How's the Master othe Keyboard today?". .... If Iwasn't a teacher: I would probably be playing and singing pro- fessional! more than I do now, make a third CD, and continue writ- ing musiq. I've been teaching for: This is my 30th year teaching, 27th year at Kimball. The best part of teaching is: There are many rewards in teaching.  . . . However, watching children K-12 grow musically, being able to per- form successfully, and increase their self-esteem is the best part about teaching. My family: My husband Chuck (retired) is a former band director. We have three grown children: Tim, Melody and Vicki, and four grand- children with one more due in December; Vicki will be married in April. i " My hobbies: and interests outside of school: I love writing poetry and music. I love seeing my family, going to grandchildren's games, ii concerts and recitals. I spend much of the summer at our cabin near ...,., .,.., [[ .................. J..J, JJJ,..J,,3 ......... / / .......................................................... DECEMBER EVENTS: ': :"  '"  Sat 12/4 Kodak; Wed. 12/8 Live music 11 a 2 pm; Sat. 12/11 Preston & Paulzine; Fri. 12/17 Christmas Dinner 6-9 pm i Sat 12/18 BLT; Mon. 12/20 Customer Appreciation Sat. 12/25 Open at 4 pm i!i Karaoke with Tina 9 pm-1 am.