The Volunteer Attorney Program of Central Minnesota Legal Services (CMLS), in St. Cloud, has scheduled a seminar on Wills and Probate, for 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Great River Regional Library at 1300 West
St. Germain Street in St. Cloud, in the Mississippi Room.
John Wenker, Esq., of the Quinlivan & Hughes Law Firm will be the presenter. During his presentation, Mr. Wenker will discuss the following:
• Benefits of a will
• Health-care directives
• Death taxes
• Life estate
• Joint tenancy
• Trust vs. wills
• Power of attorney
This seminar is being offered at no charge to interested persons. Because space is limited, reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. For more information and/or to make reservations, please call Kathy Winfgen, Program Coordinator, at (320) 257-4873.
Low-income Minnesotans can apply for heating assistance
With cold weather just around the corner, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) encourages Minnesotans to contact their utilities now to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule protection to keep homes heated all winter long.
Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule takes effect Tuesday,
Oct. 15, and protects residential utility customers from having their heat shut off through April 15, 2014. But to prevent heating disconnection, customers must contact their utility to establish and maintain a monthly payment plan.
Former local resident Jill Robinson Kilzer was recently appointed a two-year term as president of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, a professional, non-profit educational organization, and an affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association. A 1971 Kimball Area High School graduate, Jill has always had the music in her. Daughter of the late Les and Gen Robinson of Kimball, Jill was very active in the KAHS band and choir. While still in junior high school, she started teaching piano from her home. Continuing music at a higher level was imminent for Robinson Kilzer. “After high school, I attended a 2-year post-Baccalaureate program in Princeton, N.J. Then following more music studies at the U of M, I completed my Masters from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.” After graduate school in 1981, Jill lived in Houston, Texas, before moving to Apple Valley, Minn., in 2000.
Canadian Pacific Railway has released the schedule for this year’s Holiday Train. The 14th annual CP Rail Holiday Train will begin its three-week journey Nov. 25, ending in Saskatchewan Dec. 19.
The festive train will come through our area Sunday, Dec. 15, with these stops: 6 p.m. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Annandale, and 9 p.m. Kimball (times are approximate). There will be no stop in Eden Valley this year, and it is estimated the train will pass through town at around 10:30 p.m.
There will be a music show at each stop. Entertainers will be The Claytones, Willy Porter and Tracey Brown.
First in Angus registrations for Minnesota during 2013
Schiefelbein Angus Farm, Kimball, ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Minnesota, having recorded 557 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2013, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer.
Angus breeders across the nation in 2013 registered 388,822 head of Angus cattle. “Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry,” Schumann says. “These results underscore our members’ commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry.”