Possibly millions watched the CMA Christmas show Monday evening on ABC, with lots of country and music stars singing their favorite Christmas songs. A true “star” of the two-hour show was Tatum Libbesmeier who got to meet Luke Bryan as her Make-A-Wish wish. Above, Tatum with Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty”after the show; he signed and gave her his headband. Above right, Luke and Tatum after the show; he’s wearing her “Fight” bracelet. At right, Tatum and host Jennifer Nettles after the show. At far right, Luke and Make-A-Wish sponsor Macy’s treated Tatum to a makeover and a new outfit; Luke signed both of her brand-new boots. Luke has promised Tatum and her girlfriends a “girls’ night out” when he plays in Fargo in February; he’ll fetch them by limo at her Herman home.
Kimball police chief Jim Frilstad helped to install the city’s Christmas lighted decorations on Main Street with Ed Borman driving the city’s tractor. Now that there’s snow, it’s beginning to look more Christmassy everywhere. With frigid temps on their way, many may start to dream of spring already. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
Santa Claus is coming to town! The festivities begin with the Watkins Lioness hosting Christmas shopping for kids from
9-11 a.m. in the Watkins Village Hall. Bring your children to buy gifts for parents, grandparents, siblings, and teachers. All gifts are $1 and Lioness members will help wrap and tag them.
The Watkins Theater Group will be hosting their annual Christmas play at 1 p.m. This year’s production is “Disorder in the Court”. Admission is free, but food shelf donations are greatly appreciated. There will be random drawings for prizes after the play and Santa will stop in for pictures. Bring your own camera, please. The Watkins Chamber of Commerce will also be handing out bags of candy.
Following the program, the Watkins Lions will be providing free hot chocolate and hot dogs at the skating rink with horse drawn sleigh rides by Windy River Percherons. Everyone is welcome.
Last month, local businesses sponsored coupons in the Tri-County News for two weeks. Hundreds of coupons were turned in, and Monday, Nov. 25, twenty-one winners were selected.
Each received a certificate for $25 in groceries, redeemable at any of the three town grocery stores (Gohmann’s Foods in Kimball, Stein’s Thriftway Foods in Watkins, and Valley Meat & Grocery in Eden Valley).
The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region invites Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve our country, veterans, and their families by sending Holiday cards this Holiday season.
Through Dec. 6, Americans can create and send cards to service members, veterans and their families. The cards will be distributed across the country and around the world.