Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The bloodmobile was held Jan. 22 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. Kimball's goal was 75 units, with 44 full units of blood collected. There were nine people deferred for various reasons, and two incomplete units (unable to finish donation). There were seven first-time donors, but only one name - congratuations to Teresa Raisanen. Teresa doesn't give up easily - this being her third try to donate. Thank you to other first-time donors. Sorry for not personally thanking each of you, and getting your names. It was an honor to congratulate Dorothy Schmitz on her completion of her ninth gallon - that's 72 blood drives. What a wonderful gift to give your fellow man. Thank you to the Tri-County News for coverage of the bloodmobile. Thanks to the members of St. Anne's Church for providing the host site for the January drive, which worked out very well. Thank you to the volunteers who helped by calling and greeting donors, helping with set up and serving in the canteen. Thank you to the American Legion Auxiliary, Kimball Unit #261 for preparing and serving supper to the Red Cross and volunteer workers. The meal was delicious, as always. A huge thanks to all the people who came to donate on such a cold day. The next bloodmobile is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 14, at Playland Ballroom in Kimball. Kimball bloodmobile chairmen, American Legion Auxiliary Kimball Unit #261 ********** I want to thank Carol Newman and Mary Johnson for all the hard work putting the Kimball History Event together. Thanks to Simon and Peter (SCSU China Club) for coming (Simon during Kimball days) and answering many questions about China. It was very important that you made it. Thanks to John Decker for attending and also helping Morgan Woodward with research needed for his aspect of the presentation. It is obvious we have several versions of the same stories and that is what makes history fun. These are stories as small as the one we heard regarding kids burning down the outside toilet in 1929, to how many shots killed JFK ... We had conflicting reports about the damage by the 1894 tornado as well as how Pearl Lake was named. After the meeting, I was told Pearl Lake was named prior to the work done by the Chinese railroad scouts. Great conversations. It is my understanding that Morgan's father video recorded the entire event and will be cutting it together for a nice piece of local history on a DVD. Thanks again. Dan Becker ********** I would like to thank everyone for their concern and support throughout my recent surgery and recovery.
Thank you, Watkins Ambulance, for my safe transport to the St. Cloud Hospital. Thank you to the staff of Hilltop Care Center - the care my family and I received led to a quick recovery with very little worry. A special thank you to family and friends for the pleasant visits, phone calls, cards and gifts. Your love and support kept up my spirits throughout it all. I continue to improve each day, and I am very grateful to be surrounded by a community that cares. With sincere thanks, Dorothy Brixius ********** The Kimball Lions would like to thank the community for coming to our Spring Fish Fry. WE received several donations to the Kimball Area Food Shelf, which is always appreciated. It is a great thing to live in a community that helps each other in a time of need. Thank you to all the workers that night and to all the people that came. Sarah Zipoy Kimball Lions