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R-- e ,,f Pa00e 20 Community Holiday stress busters, for big and little people By Darcy Cole Meeker County 4 -H Coordinator The holiday season is upon us. It is a time for family get togethers, decorating, shopping, gift wrap- ping, baking, and attending special actities. Holidays are supposed to be a time of enjoyment and happi- ness, but instead you and your fam- ily may feel stressed because of the extra demands placed upon already busy schedules. Relieving some of the stress dur- ing the holidays can best be accom- plished by getting the whole family involved in tackling hofiday tasks and activities. The following ideas can help you and your family work together to reduce holiday stress. Sit down as a family and come up with a list of all the things that need to be done during the hol- idays (shopping, card signing, cleaning, etc.). Delegate or let fam- ily members volunteer to help. Make up a December calen- dar. Include dates and times of all activities to be attended, as well as a schedule of when tasks such as cleaning, baking, and shopping need to be done. Take a look at your family&apos;s h0li- day activities. Are there things that you do each year, but really do not enjoy? If so, consider not doing the activity any longer or doing it in a different way. Plan easy meals. Double batch 1 lth annual MAT scholarships The Minnesota Association of Townships is proud to again offer a township scholarship program for high school juniors in the state of Minnesota. Up to four $1,000 scholar- ships will be awarded. The Minnesota Association of Townships is a nonprofit corporation representing Minnesota townships while "promoting an understanding of the heritage, future, and being a voice for its roughly 9,000 officers. It regularly conducts research and edu- cational programs designed to foster efficient and economical town gov- ernmental services and acts as a liai- son between township officers and other local government officials to encourage sustained cooperation. The Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is designed to heighten awareness among young people about Minne- sota's Grassroots Township govern- ment. The program encourages every high school in the state of Minnesota to offer this opportunity for juniors to participate in this scholarship pro- gram. Eligibility All students currently enrolled in the 1 lth grade and attending a Min- nesota public, private, or parochial high school or a home study program and who plan to further their educa- tion at a college, university, or voca- tional school are eligible for this pro- gram. They cannot be the child, step- child, grandchild or step-grandchild, brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsis- ter of a MAT director or staffmember. Requirements Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with a written essay discussing this year's topic, which is: Choose a signif- icant challenge facing township gov- ernment todayanddefendyour choice. Essays must be between 450 and 500 words, and must be typed with double spacing. Applicants should not name themselves, their school, their town or ci, or their local officials in the essay. See the application for research tips. Along with the completed applica- tion and written essay students must submit: your favorite casseroles and put in the freezer for a quick meal on a busy day. Take a few minutes each day for yourself and do something relax- ing. Keep the eating and sleep- ing routines as close to normal as possible to prevent children from becoming cranky or overtired. Expect young children to misbe- have occasionally. Remember they have short attention spans and tire easily. Make time for family fun! Plan fun activities together such as bak- ing cookies, trimming the tree, car- oling or taking a drive to see the local light displays. current high school transcript " letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor. All items must be submitted in one envelope and mailed to: Minne- sota As.sociation of Townships Schol- arship Program, P.O. Box 267, St. Michael, MN 55376, postmarked by May 1, 2011. Incomplete applications or appli- cations postmarked after May 1, 2011, will not be accepted. Selection Each essay will be judged by an independent panel based upon orig- inali knowledge of subject matter in relationship to the rifle, and sup- porting statements, as well as correct spelling and punctuation. The judg- ing will be completed by Oct. 1, 2011, at which time up to four $1,000 schol- arships will be awarded. Winners will be notified in writing in mid-October 2011 and will be invited to attend the Minnesota Association of Townships annual meeting to be held on Nov. 17-i9, 2011, in Alexandria. Scholar- ship awards will be paid to the appro- priate financial aid office upon receipt of verification of enrollment at a col- lege, universi, or technical school. Thursday, December 23, 2010 Tri-Coun News..Kimball, MN PAHCS names new Foundation Coordinator Paynesville native selected as Foundation Coordinator for Paynesville Area Health Care Sys- tem (PAHCS). PAHCS administration is pleased to announce that Jennifer Engen has been selected to serve as Foundation Coordinator. Jennifer (Gully) Engen is a 2002 graduate of Paynesville Area High School and earned her undergrad- uate degree in secondary educa- tion from the University of Min- nesota, Morris. She completed her student teaching in the New Lon- don-Spicer school district and then began focusing her career on philanthropy opportunities. For the past two and a half years Jen- nifer held the position of Devel- opment Manager for Friendship Ventures (aka Camp Friendship) in Annandale. She oversaw all aspects of fundraising efforts for Friendship Ventures which pro- vides resident and respite care to more than 3,000 people each year with physical and mental disabil- ities. As Foundation Coordina- tor, Jennifer is looking forward to meeting with individuals, busi- nesses, and organizations to culti- vate, invest and dispense charita- ble donations to ensure the ongo- ing advancement and availability of quality, local health care in all communities served. Ms. Engen will also coordinate grant-writ- ing applications and work along- side the PAH Foundation Board of Directors. "I am very much look- ing forward to this opportunity in my hometown area," stated Engen. Jennifer resides in Paynes- ville with her husband, Brandon. The PAHCS Foundation office is located in the Lake Avenue Profes- sional building at 645 Lake Avenue, Paynesville. If you are interested in more information on PAHCS Foun- dation opportunities, Jennifer may be reached at (320) 243-7938, or at <jengen@pahcs.com>. llll News 12-14-10 W L Aqua Lanes 29 6 Kimball Rescue 21 14 Stuve's Auto Ranch 21 14 Gohmann's Foods 18 17 R & R Construction 17 18 A M Maus 16 19 Fair Haven Electric 12 23 Ind. high game and series: Jenn Schlan- gen 211,548; Bonnie Rossman 189; Alli- son Korsmo 189; Denise Stuve 479; Barb Liedman 475. Team high game and series: Kimball Rescue 615, 1685; R & R Construction 612, 1691; Stuve's Auto Ranch 586, 1646. 160 game or better: lenn Schlangen 211, 185; Bonnie Rossman 189; Allison Kor- smo 189; Dawn Lueders 180; Pat Dock- endorf 176; Barb Liedman 173, 169; Karla Adolph 168; Denise Stuve 166, 160; Patty Decknatel 160. Aqua Trio 12-15-10 Aqua Lanes 23 5 EZ Crushers 17 11 RJMGD 15 13 Pearl Lake Lodge 13 15 Brenda's Daycare 12 16 Top games: Brian Mackereth 254, 224; Bamsey Simons 231, 187; Jeremy Vinar 206, 205, 183; Joe Asfeld 188; Nate Van- Vleet 187; Gary Grossinger 184; Alek Young & Tony Garding 180. Top series: Brian Mackereth 639; Jer- emyVinar 594; Ramsey Simons 559; Del Hillary 497 Commercial League 12-16-I0 SOB's 81 15 Kimball Legion 65.5 30.5 H & SGeothermal 52.5 43.5 Triple R 42 46 KFD 41 55 H & S Heating/AC 40.5 55.5 Kim-Built 39 57 J&B Masonry 22.5 73.5 Weekly top ten: Preston Fischer 215, 212,200, 200, 627; Bill Liedman 257, 613; Kelly Danelke 244, 590; Mike Schmidt 213, 201, 589; Jeremy Vinar 562; Mark Serbus 562; Aaron Winter 558; Richie Capes 201, 542; Paul Hanan 200, 524; Matt Adolph 207, 521. Trl-County League 12-15-10 Vinar Cabinet 298 182 Aqua Lanes 271 209 Mainstreet Pub 263 217 Ameriprise 218.5 261.5 Custom Towing "206.5 273.5 J&JMarine 183 297 High games: Dale Bauman 242; Matt Adolph 235, 230; Ben Leither 232; Gordy Schreifels 223, 222; ]ake Asfeld 220; Dave Kloeppner 220; Bob Schwanke 214; ]eremy Vinar 213; Russ Hinz 203; Steve Becker 202; Joe Asfeld 201. High series: Matt Adolph 657; Gordy Schreifels 643; Dale Bauman 628; Ben Leither 606; Jake Asfeld 581; Dave Kloeppner 581. Town and Country League 12-17-10 Vinar's Cabinet 22 6 Gagnon Landscaping 20 8 Looman Construction 14 14 Weisman Racing 14 14 Triple D Farms 8 20 Aqua Lanes 6 22 Week 16 high games 210 or better: Gordy Schreifels 245, 231, 224; Ben Oporto 235; ]eremy Vinar 234; Jason Lueders 225; Trent Lammersen 224; Mark Jordan 213; Jesse Bogatzki 213. High series: Gordy Schreifels 700; Jer- emy Vinar 628; Jesse Bogatzki 616; Ben Oporto 611.