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Tyler Tribute - Page 8 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 News from the cities of Ruthton and Holland and from Pi Jestone County The Ruthton American Legion Auxiliary of Wood- row Wilson Post 506, 2nd District, meeting was con- vened on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. Roll call was taken with seven members present. " Prayer was given by Chap- lain Deloris. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance, observed a moment of si- lence in honor of our dead and read the Preamble. The secretary's report was read and approved. Treasurer's report also. No Sunshine report was given. On Oct. 6, three mem- bers, Doretta Vinson, Barb Petersen and ]oAnn Klein, went to the VA in Luverne to play Bingo. We brought doughnuts for lunch and i ! American Legion Auxiliary New. s visited a bit before head- ing home. We decided we need more people to help with Bingo. Rosemary Hartson has a DVD set that has not been opened she would like to give to the "CA. We need to check with them to see if they can use it. Nov. 10 we will be taking cookies to the Elementary School in Ruthton for Vet- erans Day. We closed the meeting with a prayer for peace. Kay had a scrumptious lunch for us. Secretary, JoAnn Klein - and - ._ Submitted photo ol With the white frost the last few mornings, fall is certainly with us. The farmers are very busy har- vesting their crops. It is hard to realize that it's the middle of October already. The days seem to skip by so fast. Hopef~qlly my grass and leaves Won't have to be cut again. My groundskeeper was up and mowed again this weekend. He did alot to get the place winter- ized. The flower pots are all put away and the air conditioner is enclosed until spring. This past Tuesday was Fun Day at the Luverne Veterans Home, sponsored by the 2nd District of the American Legion. Repre- senting the Earl Gruis Post 534 Auxiliary unit were Anna Mae Fritz, Lorna Beyers, Mary Steenstra, Gen Lustfield and Rosie McGinty. The veterans en- joyed playing blackjack in the morning and bingo in the afternoon. They could have a choice of a grilled hamburger or a hot dog to go with the potato salad, baked beans and fruit cups for lunch. The afternoon activities were followed by a serving of pie with ice cream and coffee. We left Holland about 8:20 a.m. and it was nearly 4 p.m. when we got here, so we Holland News By Rosie McGinty were tired. Itwas a very re- warding day for we bright- ened the day for many of the veterans. It was very enlightening to visit with some of the veterans and hear tkeir stories, I Was at Good Sam on Friday and was able to visit with Sharon, Irene, Bud, Lynn, Sylvia, Eveline, Dennis, Ann, Sandra, Ron, Howard, Eddie and Arnie. ]ack Williamson was on the program and it was so calming and relaxing to lis- ten to the singing of gospel songs. He has a good sing- ing voice -- it's nice and clear. lust a reminder that there will be NO flu shots given at the Senior Center in Holland this fall. You will need to make other plans. The County Card Party will be at the Pipestone Center on Tuesday, Oct. 24, so mark your calendar. Melanie of Costa Mesa, California is spending a week with Grandpa Dar- rell and other family mem- bers. She will be attending the wedding of a cousin this weekend. It was great to visit with her this morn- ing at the Center. % TYLER -fI UNERAL STEPHENS FUNERAL SERVICE 100 W. Hwy 14, Tyler, MN 507-247-5331 www.tylerareafuneralhome.com Pre-arranged funeral policies are a great way to protect your assets from Medical Assistance. You also receive immediate growth on your policy and earn interest guaranteed to cover future expenses. Choose the type of CaroiKopel service and merchandise you P, -,eedCoun,e or want and relieve the financial and emotional burden from your loved ones. Talk to Carol today for a FREE personal consultation. Like the Tyler Tribute on Facebook and stay up-to-date on local news Students at RTR Elementary School got a first-hand education on fire prevention Friday afternoon. Pic- tured left to right in front are Alex Streeter, Summer LaBrune, Ava Guida, Jade Williams, Parker St. Aubin, Jens Drake, Gavin Schreurs and Dillan Dressen. In back are Justin Erickson, Isaac Janish, Caycee Krall, Kendyle Breyfogle, Fireman Jackson Kerkaert, Quorbin Bloom, Tyler Dagel and Scott Leeson. : % honor America's ser- can never be understated. vice men and women, all areas managed by the De- partment of the Interior, including Pipestone Na- tional Monument, will of- fer FREE entry on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12. The National Park Ser- vice is honored to offer the fee-free weekend to thank our nation's service men and women for the sacri- fices and achievements of the brave men and women of our armed forces which We invite all of our visitors to enjoy the free days and take time out on their na- tional Veteran's Day holi- day weekend to remem- ber our service men and women. The Monument Visi- tor Center will be open daily, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These hours will be in ef- fect throughout the winter months. The Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, (gift shop) located in the Visitor Center will be open the same hours. The fall and winter sea- sons offer many photo- graphic opportunities of the prairie and wildlife. During this quiet time of the year, visiting the Mon- ument and walking the Circle Trail can be particu- larly enjoyable and peace- ful. Visitors are advised to dress warmly to walk the Circle Trail, to view the pipestone quarries and to see the Winnewissa Falls. TO learn more about visiting the Pipestone Na- tional Monument, visit the park's web site at www. nps.gov/pipe or to learn more about the fee-free weekends in national parks around the country, go to http://www.nps.gov/find- apark/feefreeparks.htm Contact the Park Ranger at 507-825-5464 ext. 214 or email at PIPE_interpreta- tion@nps.gov in As temperatures drop and heating bills rise, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Public Utilities Commis- sion want Minnesotans to know about help that is available from the state's Cold Weather Rule and En- ergy Assistance Program. The Cold Weather Rule protects residential util- ity customers from having their heat shut off during the winter months. The Energy Assistance Pro- gram helps eligible Min- nesota homeowners and renters pay for home heat- ing costs. "The Cold Weather Rule and our Energy Assistance Program are here to help Minnesota families who struggle with home heat- ing costs to get through our cold winters," said Minnesota Commerce ~UNDERGROUND, LLC SPECIALIZING IN DIRECTIONAL DRILLING OF ALL TYPES: Farm Drainage I Electrical Sewer I Culverts I Water Geo Thermal ALSO: Excavation Demolition Dozer Work Tree Moving Site Work Gravel Call Tony 507-530.6482 Commissioner Mike Roth- man, whose agency in- cludes the state energy office. "We want to make sure Minnesotans are safe and warm in their homes this winter." "The Cold Weather Rule is a safeguard for the most vulnerable Minnesotans during our challenging winters," said Public Utili- ties Commission Chair Nancy Lange. "It ensures that households in need are safe, warm and healthy. By working out a payment plan with their utility, Min- nesota families with finan- cial challenges can still keep their heat on." Cold Weather Rule The Cold Weather Rule takes effect on Oct. 15 and continues through April 15. To prevent heat- ing disconnection under the rule, customers must first contact their utility to establish and maintain a monthly payment plan. All electric and natural gas companies are required to offer this protection. Under the rule, util- ity customers who have a combined household in- come at or below 50 per- cent of the state median in- come ($48,077 for a family of four) are not required to pay more than 10 percent of their household income toward current and past heating bills. Others are also eligible to arrange a Cold Weather Rule pay- ment plan. Minnesotans who need to re-connect their ser- vice for the winter should contact their utility now to take advantage of the pay- ment options. The Cold Weather Rule does not apply to delivered fuels such as fuel oil, pro- pane or wood. But Minne- sotans who use these fuels are encouraged to contact the companies serving them to discuss payment options if they are con- cerned about their ability to pay this winter. For ex- ample, a state law requires INJURED AT WORK? DISABILITY DENIED? Contact Us Today For Free Advice l Workers' Compensation I Steve Fields Long-Term Disability Minnesota Attorney Social Security Disability 1-888-343-5375 L: FIELDS LAW FI R M www.GetFields.com that propane distributors offer all customers a bud- get plan. The Cold Weather Rule is administered by the Public Utilities Commis- sion. More information is available at the Commis- sion website or by calling 651-296-0406 or 800- 657-3782. Energy Assistance Program Minnesota's Energy As- sistance Program helps homeowners and renters earning at or below 50 percent of the state's me- dian income ($48,077 for a family of four) pay their heating bills. The aver- age annual payment per household last year was about $520. Households with seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and children are especially en- couraged to apply. Minnesotans who use delivered fuels to heat their homes are eligible for Energy Assistance Pro- gram grants even though they are not covered by the Cold Weather Rule. Applications were re- cently sent to Minnesotans who qualified for energy assistance last year. Others who may qualify are en- couraged to apply by con- tacting the local service provider in their county by calling 800-657-3710. In- Cold Weather continues on page 10 I, ? r