Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Auxiliary dues reminder A reminder to Kimball American Legion Auxiliary members: 2009 dues are due now. Some members may not have received a notice from national headquarters.
You are all very important to our Unit 261 of Kimball. Your payment would be much appreciated. Thank you. Anita Hoefer, Membership chair ********** Auxiliary visits VA Volunteer members Jan Rice, Ann Hamilton and Judy Compton of the Kingston Johnson Kelly American Legion Post 483 Auxiliary visited St. Cloud Veterans Medical Center Building 51 Monday, Sept. 22, to assist Sal Schneider
with the monthly birthday party for the veterans. Present for the month of September were D. Homann, K. Sewart and D. Schafluck. Music and songs were furnished by Little Richard of St. Cloud. Veterans and guests enjoyed birthday cake furnished by the medical center. The volunteers furnished cakes and cookies and assisted with the serving. There were 20 veterans present to enjoy the afternoon. "They serve and sacrifice when they are called. They go and fight for our freedom. Keep our soldiers in your thoughts and prayers. They are the ones keeping us safe and free." Ann Hamilton, pub.rel. ********** Legion conference The fall American Legion and Auxiliary Conference will be held Oct. 23-25 in Mankato. Tom Conway of Argyle is department legion commander for 2008-2009, and Carol Barbknecht of Underwood is auxiliary department president. One of the themes for the 7th District Legion is "Working for Veterans Success." Auxiliary theme is "Pride in America, Pride in our Veterans." Sept. 16 was POW/MIA Recognition Day and October is Education Month. The auxiliary, as part of the Home Service Program, is collecting foreign and commemorative stamps and postcards. Ann Hamilton, pub.rel. ********** Legion, auxiliary meet Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, members of the Kingston Johnson Kelly American Legion Post 483 and auxiliary met for their regular monthly meeting. Guest speaker, representing the Meeker County 4-H Clubs and Meeker County Interstate Exchange Group, was 4-H member Nicole Knickerbocker of the North Star 4-H Club. Nicole, daughter of Neil and Dianne Knickerbocker of the Kimball area, gave an interesting report on her exchange trip to Montana in July. She was in a group of 22 4-H members who enjoyed the Amtrak train trip, where they spent a week enjoying activities around the Great Falls area with families and 22 other 4-H members. The 4-H members of the Meeker County area are in the process of trying to earn money, as next year the group from Montana will arrive in Meeker County to get acquainted with the Meeker County area, folks and activities. As part of their endeaver, a number of the members of the North Star 4-H Club will assist at the annual American Legion and Lions of Kingston turkey dinner Sunday, Oct. 19, and fish fry in March of 2009. After the presentation by Nicole, legion and auxiliary members held their business meeting. President Sandi Smith called the meeting to order. Chaplain Chris Jeppesen read prayers. Members joined in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, repeating the Preamble to the Constitution of American Legion Auxiliary, and singing of "The Star Spangled Banner." The business meeting then took place, with reports on new business. Plans were made for the annual turkey dinner Sunday, Oct. 19, by American Legion and Kingston Lions at American Legion Hall (Kingston Community Center). After the business meeting, lunch committee members Marie Williamson and Linda Wylie served lunch to legion members, as well as auxiliary members. Ann Hamilton, pub.rel.