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Thursday, December 31, 2009 Tri-County News Kimball, MN Drawing winners selected at. KES It was difficult selecting only a few drawings by Kimball Elementary students for last week's Christmas greetings, but the Tri-County News ultimately selected 17 students for first, second or third prizes. Pictured above are 16 of the winners: (back row, left to right) Andrew Massmann, Kari Schiefelbein, Stephanie Hurrle, Madison Hurrle, Aeron Ashbrook, Rosie Reinert, Jordan Dockery, Brandon Lafave, and Emily IJtecht; (front) Trent Gehrke, Madaline Gustafson, MacKenzie Mills, Rachel Merten, Briand Sopkowiak, Abby Schiefelbein, and Deven Paskewitz. Each prize letter was accompanied by a small cash prize. (Not in the photo is Justine Miller.) Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Cokato Historical Kimball Library changing hours Society New Year The Kimball Public Library is Tuesday: closed Open House The Cokato Museum & Histor- ical Society invites the public to its 10th Annual New Year's Open House, from 1-4 p.m. Sunda~ Jan. 3, in the Centennial Room of the library/museura building. At this open house, the Finnish custom of"melting tin" will be dem- onstrated. This custom is a staple of many Finnish hou,seholds on New Year's Eve. Participants melt small pieces of tin over a stove in a cast- iron lathe, then cast the melted tin into a pail of cold water, causing it to form unique shapes. Tradition holds that these shapes will foretell what the upvQmin8 ycm- will bring, Area residents familiar with this custom are especially encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the museum at (320) 286- 2427, or visit their Web site: . The Cokato Museum is a coop- erative effort of city of Cokato and the Cokato Historical Society. modifying its open hours sched- Wednesday: 10-1,3-6 ule effective ]anuary 2010. The new Thursday: 10-1, 3-8 hours provide opportunities for Friday:closed people with varied schedules to Saturday:9-12 visit the library. Sunday: closed The new hours for the library are For more information about as follows: library activities, please contact the Monday: 3-6 library at (320) 398-3915. Library Winter Reading Program begins Jan. 4 '~ Reading Wonderland," the (audiobooks count, too). Branches Winter Reading Program at Great will have drawings for special Read- River Regional Library (GRRL) ing Wonderland mugs, winter gift begins Monday, Jan. 4. baskets, and regional grand prizes The program provides fun incen- including gift cards and gas cards. fives for readers to settle into cozy The program runs through Feb. 27. winter reading habits. It is designed The library's first Winter Read- primarily for teens and adults and is ing Program took place in 2004, open to anyone in the sixth grade or and participation has increased older. Each of the 32 branch librar- steadily. Many of the region's librar- ies in the GRILL system will have ies now schedule special events to prize drawings for participants. All support the program and enc0ur- booklovers need do is register for age winter reading. Visit the GRRL the program at a branch and pick events page at , up a drawing slip. A slip can be for more information. turned in for every five books read \ 12 Week Weight Loss Competition --~ ..,d,L-_L,L~ .................................. Everyone Welcome, come and make a life Style Change Starting Thurs., Jan. 7, 6:30 pm at the Watkins Elementary School Cost is $29.00 ($25.00 goes into the prize pot) 45 min. nutrition class Contact Lou Ann for Watkins at 320-764-2192 ....................... INHR Dollars for ~. .. ~.~ ....................~.~. ~-~t .,_~,-a.~.~...l.~ !M~R! Scholars meeting im a,, Oo.ars fo. Scho,-Bmh ars will meet for the next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 6, in the junior high commons area at the Arnold high school. All parents, retired persons, Kimball high school alumni and other interested individuals are invited to attend and become a part of this organization. All meet- ings are held once a month the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. If you have any question con- tact president Paula Capes at (320) 398-3337 or Alice Robinson at 398-5902. New Year's Eve at Powder Ridge Are you and your family look- ing for something to do on New Year's Eve? loin others at Pow- der Ridge in Kimball for their tra- Henry Michael Arnold was ditional annual celebration. Tub- born Dec. 15, 2009. He weighed ingwill be open from 10 to 10, and 7 pounds and was 20 112 inches there will be special rates for ski- long. Henry is welcomed home ing and snowboarding from 4-11 by his big sister Hallie (5) and big p.m. You can then enjoy the torch brother Ronnie (2). light parade and fireworks on the Proud parents are Pat and Leslie hill following the hill closing. Arnold of Kimball. Grandparents If you don't feel like participat- are Mike Klein of Eden Valley and ing, just drive out and watch from the late Susan Beebout of Litch- your car, from the front of the cha- field and the late Ronald "Rooster" let or inside, and Elaine Arnold of Watkins. This is a fun way to welcome in the New Year. Lions Club of Kimball - what The family of Justin A. Shoutz a surprise gift. The 12 Days of extends our thanks for the support Christmas. How blessed we are to we have received following Justin's have caring and sharing people in passing. The many kind expres- our community, sions of sympathy, kindness, You brought joy and excitement thoughts and prayers have helped to many people withy our gifts, us during our time of loss. The Thank you and God bless you cards, food, memorials and flow- with all our hearts, ers were greatly appreciated. The From all who received your gifts, candle-light vigil given by Mitch 3imm0ns ana frienas was greatly appreciated and very touching. We would like to give a special thanks to St. Phillip's Church for let- Thankyou to the Kimball Lions ring us use their facilities for Justin's Club for the gift baskets of food wake and funeral. We greatly appre- ciate the assistance of Father Joseph Steinbeisser, Mike McNeil and the staffat St. Phillips and St. Gertrude's Churches who helped serve at the luncheon. A special thanks to Ray Bartlett and Johnson-Hagglund staff. They have been very helpful, organized, and professional. Thank you, Lloyd, Irene, James, and Josh Schoutz, and Danielle DeSmith. and gifts that they gave our family in our time of need. Their generosity is greatly appreciated. The Lueders Family "My father is a proud man - too proud to ask fi r help, even when he was cutting his pills in half so he could afford to eat. I called the Senior LinkAge Line~ at 1-800-333-2433 and they helped my dad get afforck~ble prescrip- tither, set up with meal progra~ (rod s'ave money on his Medicare costs. It was the best phone call I ever made. Dad keeps his pride and his health." Line 1-800.333-2433 or Lin da. De M ars@cm Reach 2.5 Million Readers by placing just ONE ad with your local newspaper It's Easy It's Effective * It's Affordable Expand your market and increase your profits by advertising in newspapers all over the state through the Minnesota 2x2 Display Ad Network. Page 3 1