Tricounty News

40 years of Senior Dining in Kimball

Serving nutritional meals

Wednesday, March 19, the diners are looking forward to celebrating 40 years of Senior Dining in Kimball.

Naturally, over the course of
40 years, some changes were made. The basic concept to provide those 60 and older a balanced meal that gives them one-third of the daily nutrients needed daily to maintain good health and to provide that meal for any senior, regardless of how much they could contribute to their meal.


March 22: Party for volunteers in Watkins

A Volunteer Apreciation Party is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22.

Volunteers, this is for you. All volunteers are invited, this will be at the Watkins Legion.


Don’t stop running your tap


Just because it’s warmed up and the sun is out, don’t stop running a tap in your home if you’re at risk for freezing water and/or sewer lines. The frost this year is quite deep, up to 10 feet in some places. It will take, experts say, at least a month for the frost to go out. (Some say, the frost will go out at about the time the ice goes off the lakes, and that will be awhile.)

First, contact your city office that you’re running extra water. Second, turn on a cold-water faucet nearest where the water pipe comes into the building, and let it run with a flow about the width of a pencil. Third, KEEP IT RUNNING until told (by your city’s Public Works Dept.) to stop.

It will cost hundreds of dollars to thaw frozen water or sewer pipes. For about $20/month in extra water usage, it’s a bargain whether the city adjusts for it or not. (Most cities are now adjusting those charges for customers who have informed them.)


'Wedding Day' celebrated at Hilltop HCC

Residents and visitors were treated to an exhibit of a number of wedding and prom dresses. After a cake-decorating demonstration in the morning, wedding cake and punch were served in the afternoon. Staff photos by Jean Matua.


Senior Dining in Kimball celebrates 40 years

At 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, there will be a celebration of the 40 years of Senior Dining in Kimball at St. Anne’s Catholic Church Senior Dining Site. Please call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 ext. 13 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for reservations for this special event. This program is made possible by a grant from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging through the Older Americans Funds from the Minnesota Board on Aging. The program is administered by Catholic Charities of
St. Cloud.

The Senior Dining Program throughout the United States was established through the Older Americans Act which was enacted by Congress in 1965. The Act authorizes funding to provide services to senior citizens. In 1972 Title VII was enacted which authorized funds for local organizations to provide persons age 60 and older with a nutritious meal five or more days a week. Anyone 60 and older is eligible to be served, and emphasis is placed on locating minority persons and those with economic and social needs.