Tricounty News

Christian Women’s Club May 9

“How Sweet It Is!” That’s the theme for a tantalizing brunch and meeting you won’t want to miss at Reichel’s Event Center in Annandale, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9. “Lavish … Exquisite … Tantelizing … The Frosting on the Cake of Life” is the theme of speaker Sue Selbin of Webster, Wis. She will also give pointers on how to capture those sweet and savory  memories through journaling. To round out the morning, lovely melodies will be shared by duo Jewel Malerich and Dottie Woodhull of Buffalo. Make your reservations by calling Dawn at (612) 723-3905, Sheree at (320) 963-6625, before 8 p.m., or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.


2013 4-H Food Review and Demonstration Day

Competition was fierce, as Meeker County 4-H’ers gathered to participate in the annual 4-H Food Review and Demonstration Day. W-4-h-all-participants-2The event was held on Saturday morning, April 6, at the Family Services Center in Litchfield. In all, we had 18 food review exhibits and 14 demonstrators. Everyone did an amazing job! Congratulations on your achievements!

The purpose of Food Review is to give members a chance to explore the Foods project. 4-H’ers set up a display showing a favorite food and questions are asked about food preparation and nutrition in an interview setting.


Happy 50th anniversary, Fair Haven Lions

The Fair Haven Lions celebrated  their 50th anniversary Saturday evening, April 27, at Generations Ballroom. Members of clubs from Kimball, Cold Spring, Annandale, Clearwater, Rockville, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sandstone, and Princeton came to honor the Fair Haven club.w-FHLions-cake

Originally chartered Jan. 30, 1963, as the Kimball Lions, and sponsored by the Rockford Lions, the club included all of Maine Prairie Township and the City of Kimball. Doc Alden was the charter president. They started with 31 new members and two transfer members. (What else was happening in 1963? That was the year that President Kennedy was assassinated, zip codes were introduced, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his first “I Believe” speech, the first Bond movie premiered, and Beatle-mania arrived in the United States.)


In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.


The story behind the poppy

Each year around Memorial Day, Veterans of Foreign Wars members and American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides multiple benefits to the veterans and to the community. The hospitalized veterans who make the flowers are able to earn a small wage, which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-sufficient. The physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic benefits as well. Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy also reminds the community of the past sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars.