The American Red Cross will be at the Watkins Village Hall from 1–7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, for a blood drive. Because this is the season of giving, consider donating because donors can give someone hope for today, tomorrow and for the future. One gift of blood can save up to three lives.
There are two ways to make an appointment: Go to www.redcrossblood.org, and put in the zip code 55389, and you will be able to schedule yourself, or call Theresia at (320) 764-7251. Previous donors who have not scheduled by early December will be contacted. If you have questions about your eligibility to give, call the Red Cross at (866) 236-3276 option 3.
New donors are needed so ask a friend to come too. Start boosting your iron intake and remember to bring a photo ID or your Red Cross Donors card with you on Dec. 11.
It was her 21st birthday Friday, Nov. 15. She and her roommate were out, starting the day’s celebrations early. The last thing she expected was to wake up in a hospital. The lucky thing is that she woke up.
Brittany LaFave, KAHS class of 2011, was a passenger in her friend Caroline Connolley’s 2004 Pontiac GrandAm. They had just left Annandale and were headed north on County Road 7 to celebrate LaFave’s 21st birthday. Joseph Estevez, 59 of St. Joseph, was driving his 2002 Jeep Cherokee westbound on County Road 146. He failed to stop at the stop sign at County Road 7 and broadsided the passenger side of the car with the 21-year-old women.
The 35th annual Fine Arts Exposition and the 33rd annual Creative Crafts Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Middle School in Howard Lake. There will be 100+ artists and craft persons exhibiting their works for sale. This is an outstanding opportunity for the public to meet artists and craft persons. Artists are from Kimball, South Haven, Litchfield, Howard Lake, Clearwater, Waverly, Buffalo, Grove City, Hutchinson, Monticello, Silver Lake, Cokato, Big Lake, and Watertown, just to mention a few.
Many of the exhibitors will be demonstrating their techniques and are eager to share their talents and ideas. There is no admission fee. Register to win prizes. Enjoy the food stand. All ages are welcome. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Community Education sponsors this event.
WATKINS: Hilltop Health Care Center held a program for its veteran residents and their families at 1:30 p.m. Veterans Day 2013. Terry Nelson again provided music, both before and after the formal program. Each of the residents was recognized for their military service. Members of the Watkins Legion also introduced themselves including what they did in the service. This was the 32nd year the Legion participated in this program at Hilltop. Pictured above are resident veterans and the Watkins American Legion Post 453.
KIMBALL held a program at the high school with students from grades 3-12 at 10 a.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Local veterans (above) were asked to sit in front of the students for the program. The Kimball Legion Auxiliary and Junior Auxiliary presented the flag-folding ceremony, and the POW-MIA table. 2013 Girls’ Stater Erin Diffley spoke. Guest speaker Jack Young was unable to attend, but the moving video of his 2010 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., was played. The students were quiet and respectful, which says a lot. The program ended with all singing “America, the Beautiful.”