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t00Editoriats Er Opinions Tuesday, Octoberll, 2011 Page 2, Cold Spring Record Corner by Mike Austreng, Editor When big companies merge or there's a purchase of one by an- other, the consumer usually won't even notice the changes. Most often the buying company is acquiring a successful enough company that it will leave things as they were to continue the suc- cess. Even when the purchasing company is getting a company that isn't so successful, opera- tions may stay very, very close to how they were because it's much easier for the company's cus- tomers. One company buying another isn't uncommon, it happens all the time. Many times there may be a merge of two companies. We've all seen it happen with the airlines, telephone companies, etc., etc. It isn't at all uncommon and nearly always we, the con- sumer, won't pay much atten- tion. After all, the most incon- venient thing for us is changing who we write our monthly checks to for whatever services we are buying. Very recently that changed for those of us living in our small, centeral Minnesota communities. The company that has provided television and internet services to our area, US Cable, has been purchased. Customers have been sent a letter explaining that changes are about to happen. When we first received the letter we scanned over it and the first impression was that we didn't have anything to worry about. From our brief read we believed the only people affected were those who went to the company webs|to to retrieve emails. We tossed the letter. A few days later we decided to call to be sure there wasn't any- thing we needed to do to keep our service active and function- ing the way we need it to func- tion--a great deal of the informa- tion you see in this paper is emailed to us, We: were, told everything was working as USU- al, there wasn't anything else we had to do. We were relieved. From past experience making any changes in email services, or anything to do with the opera- tions within our computers can prove challenging. A few days later one of our customers told us they had heard that we all need to change our email addresses because the, or mywarpdriveon- portion of our email ad- dress would cease to operate at the end of October. We got back on the phone, hoping for good news. The news wasn't good. Yes, we will have to change our email address because the do- main name isn't available to the new company. During our phone conversa- tion with the customer service rep at the new company we were asked if the company could help us set up some new addresses? We replied that what we really need help with is informing the hundreds and hundreds of people who email us on a regular basis that address is changing. The rep was very polite and profes- sional and told us he understood our concern, but there is nothing more we can do but change our email address. We weren't too happy and told the rep that until now we've stuck with US Cable because it was a "local" company, but now we'd be doing some checking. After we calmed down a little and realized there really isn't any choice but to make the change, we called back to set up our new email addresses. Now the task ahead is to inform all those using email to contact us that our new address is: To all of you who have come to rely on email to contact us, please start using this new ad- dress and we apologize for the in- conveniences we know this is go- ing to cause. Another problem created by the a ,.  ;F , +';+r ., ". !: aTIes be- switched otr,,cahle t#leision service to etwOflthrough i want communications in Cold SUDOKU THEME: WORLD SERIES ACROSS 1. One hundredth of a pound 6. Australia's flightless bird 9. *Red Sex hero, Jim , played in '86 series 13. Theater in ancient Greece 14. Lonely Boys 15. Honorific for a Muslim woman of high rank 16. Ornamental hair net 17. Roman|an money 18. O in B.a., pl. 10. *Winner of most World Series 21. Soak up 23. ENT's first concern? 24. Pat dry 25. *Never aluminum 28. Risque 30. Bests and ___ of the year 35. Pinocchio's claims 37." , why not." 39. Specialty 40. First rate or top notch 41. 1982 song ". and Ivory" 43. Type of speech 44. Famous sheep Dolly 46. Asian food thickener 47. *Pitcher who lost most World Series games 48. In a sympathetic manner 50. Pharmacy ware 52. Laurie Partridge actress 53. Belongs to us 55. Little piggy? 27 40 I Spring. We've heard some cable horror stories from others. Some with on hold phone time of over an hour, some have spent the better part of a weekend getting their television service to work correctly, some have been strug- gling for a week and still don't have television service that works right. We don't envy you folks and wish you all the luck in getting things back to normal during this change. We can't say we feel sorry for the customer service representa- tives at the new company. They should have seen this coming and maybe made some different moves to avoid the issues. We're sure a few months from now we won't remember this frustration, but for now it makes us think back to when television came to us from an antenna on top of our homes--and it was FREE! Just to warn the rest of you who may have glanced at the let- ter you received, you will need to set up a new email address and let all your contacts know your new one. If your email account was set up with US Cable, the email you have now will not be working at the end of this month. If you are having trouble with your TV you will have to call the cable company to get help. Again, we're not sure what t, he problems are, we don't use cable for  anymore .......... Have A Good Week! (and good4uck!) .... 32 m m n m 52 61 u m m Last week for the Cold Spring Farmers' Market This Wednesday, October 12, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. will be the final market day for 2011. This year's success at the Farmers' Market was strictly due to the relentless support of the community of Cold Spring. Everyone at the Cold Spring Farmers' Market would like to thank the people for continuing to attend market days at the Springer Baseball Park. Farmers' Markets are impor- tant to the community because they bring the freshest local pro- duce from farmers and growers to your table, sparing transporta- tion costs, keeping food dollars local and supporting small family farms. Participation from the commu- nity is the key to bringing people to the Farmers' Market. Please help support next year's Farmers' Market by play- ing an active role such as attend- ing meetings as a community member with new ideas, organiz- ing entertainment for special events such as Harvest Fest or by simply spreading the word to anyone interested in vending at next year's market. The Cold Spring Farmers' Market is also looking for a man- ager for the 2011 season. This is a paid position, every Wednesday from2:00, to 7:00 p.m. plusa few brief meetings throughout the winter. If you or anyone you know is interested in managing the Farmers' Market, vending or en- tertainment for the 2011 market year, please contact Stacy at (320) 360-9070 for more informa- tion. All calls are welcomed and encouraged! Thank you once again for sup- porting your local Farmers' Mar- ket. See you next Spring!! 3 8 4 2 1 7 PRESENTED BY Volu nteer M atc h. org Where volunteering begins, 1 3 5 2 7 9 1 2 9 3 9 1 = ! 6 9 5 1 3 8 6 1 5 6 3 8 1 7 5 9 " StatPoint Nlcdia : (-- _ , , Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every "' row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits I thro.uEh.,. _i ANSWER ON PAGE 20 Frl. October 14, 21 & 28 - The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Morning Perk at the Cold Spring Chamber office at 20 Red River Ave. S. from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Rolls and coffee are also offered at only $1 donation. Please join us!!! Wed., Odobor 12 - Come join in the fundraising for materials for St. Boniface Pre-Kindergarten. Schwan's truck will be at St. Boniface School from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Go online to order: www.schwans- (be sure to use Campalg ID: 36546 - lis is our =tool code) Fd, Ober 14 - Peace Lutheran Swedish Meatball Dinner. Serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Boniface Parish Center. Call for advanced tickets, 685-7656. Sat., October 15 - Remembering Our Babies Candlelight Ceremony 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 713 12th St. SW, Willmar. ,Sat., October 15 - Granite City Sound, St. Cloud's Sweet Adelines presents Witches of the Quarry at 7 p.m. at Sauk Rapids Community Arts Center, 901 1st St. S., Sauk Rapids. Sat., October 15 - Evening for Life Banquet at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Center, Richmond. Mass 4:30 p.m. Social 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. Band and speakers to emphasize the theme: "Every Life is Worth Living . All are welcome. Sun., October 16 - Euchre Party in Basement of St. James Church of Jacobs Prairie at 7:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. Door prizes given. Suit., October 16 - St. ColumbkUle Christian Women invite you to share in the festivities as we host our annual TURKEY BINGO PARTY at St. Columbkille Catholic Church on County Road 4 in St. Wendel. Bingo will start at 1:00 p.m. sharp in the church basement with a "free will offering" lunch and a large raffle to follow. Formation program. Sun., Odober 30 - St. Nicholas Parish Breakfast serving from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the church basement. Handicapped accessible. Sun., October 30 - Euchre Party in Basement of St. James Church of Jacobs Prairie at 7:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. Door prizes given. Sat, November 5 - Deer Hunters Widow Bingo, 1:00 p.m. at River Station, Richmond. Sponsored by Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Proceeds benefiting the school. Sat., November 26 - Vern Schreiner Benefit at Grandpa Jerry's (River Station), Richmond. Meal from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner, Silent and Live Auction and Raffle. Rldlmoud I Lakes CMc krona - Every Wednesday evening from 7.'30 to 9 p.m. October 5 - October 26, Adult Open Hockey. Public open skating every Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Starting October 9 - March 4, 2012. Adult open hockey every Sunday evening from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Starting October 9 - March 4, 2012. Counby Snow Cruisers meet first Friday of each month thro April at 8:00 p.m. at Counj Snow Cruisers Clubhouse on Co. Rd. 12, Richmond. FUNDRAISER - November 25, 2011. Tickets available. Call Randy at 2504976 for mere infonnaUon. Cold Sprig Farmers' Market - Every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cold Spring Baseball Park parking lot, 1st St. S., rain or shine through October 12th. St. JocRph Farmers' Market - Every Friday thru OcL 21, 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.; North on Co. Rd. 2, near the Wobegan Trailhead under the dty water tower. TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly" meets every Saturday morning at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Weigh-in 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. fol- lowed by a meeting. President Jeff Schmidt - 291-6219. American Legion members meetings are held at the Cold Spring American Legion on the ]lllay folloMng the second Monday of 57. "1994 cause for cancellation 60. *Location of first cross-town World Series 64. Bruce Wayne's Batman, e.g. 65. *Popular wood used for bats 67. Poisonous substance 68. "Home on the 69: Flower garment 70. Lament for the dead 71. Fencer's weapon 72. Take charge of a job 73. Oxidation-reduction, for short DOWN 1. One of a pocketful, according to Mother Goose 2. "Show Boat" novelist Ferber 3. Glowing gas 4. R&B singer-songwriter 5. Make lovable 6. Building extensions 7. *Baseball catcher who served as spy in WWll 8. Like the suspects in "Casablanca" Volu nteer M arch .org Where volunteering begins. StatePoint Media 9. Do over 10. Hunch-backed assistant 11. Road's edge 12. Emergency responder 15. *Winner of first World Series 20. Wipe out 22. Shoelace knot, e.g. 24. Roads less traveled 25. *The .... Sox scandal 26. Garlic mayo 27. Part of mortise joint 29. *Owner of longest World Series drought 31. Repeated musical phrase 32. Young cod 33. Not here 34. Like a disreputable neighborhood 36. As opposed to receive, as in e-mail 38. Engineer, abbr. 42. Wasted on the young? 45. The Plaza Hotel's famous .fictional char- acter 49. Exclamation of disgust 51. Enlarged thyroid gland 54. Dominion 56. School in France 57. " in the face" 58. Prong of a fork 59. Road 60. * Music, pitch near the batter's face 61. Canned 62. Garbage in, garbage out 63. Black and white variety of quartz 64. You're or you 66. Red or Black ANSWERS ON PAGE 20 Wed., October 19 - Golden Smiles Senior Citizens meeting in Richmond at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Center at 2:00 p.m. Cards will be played following meeting with prizes given. Lunch follows. All sen- iors welcome. Tlir, October 20 - St. Nicholas Catholic Church Euchre party, 7:30 p.m. in the church basement. Lunch will be served. The church base- ment is handicapped accessible. All are welcome. Tilts., October 20 - Poor Clare Tea Benefit at St. Paul's Catholic Church at 1125 11th Ave. N., St. Cloud from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open to all. Proceeds defray PC Monastery heating costs sponsored by the Catholic Women of the area. Ffl. October 21 - YOUTH NIGHT for 6th, 7th, 8th grade students at Rocky|lie Parish Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost $9. Parent or guardian must come inside to pick up the students at 9:30 p.m. Questions call Carol 492-8407 or Adeline 685-8275. Fd, 0clober 21 - 0ktoberfest; German Meal & Silent Auction Fuedraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Center on Fruit Farm Road, St. Joseph (just West of St. John's University). Silent auction featuring a variety of unique items from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This fundraising event supports our Faith each month. Meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend. Second MondW of the mollll Disabled American Veterans meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Waite Park Legion. Contact 685-7380 for more infor- mation. Second and Fourb'i Monday of the month the Lamplighters Support Group for recovery from incest, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault meets at 5:30 p.m., Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center, 15 Riverside Drive NE, St. Cloud, MN Call 320-251-4357 or 800-237-5090 for more information. Looking for hOmeS for change sladeM that will be arriving for this coming school year. Call today: 763-476-6515 or 1-800-314-3738 or Visit our website: Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Gloria Dee Lutheran Church, 601 Red River Ave. So., Cold Spring. MrTING NOTICE - The following meetings are held each week in the Alanon Building in Cld Spring: Sunday, 7 p.m. - Big Book; Monday, 10 a.m. - Women's AA, 6:30 p.m. - AA; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. - AA & Alanon; Wednesday, 8 p.m. - AA; Friday, 8:30 p.m. - AA. Call 685- 8257 for more information. + THE COLD sPa!NO RECORD  jplB O West Hiqhwcly 23 POBox 456 ' Telephone: 320.685.8621 Fax: 320.685.8885 FILB Ii|PEOPI.  emaik csrecord RIS 1 ,% website: 1867 Published every Tuesday and entered as periodical nmffer at the Post Office in ColdSprincj, MN at Periodical Postage Rates. Subscription Rates: Cold Spring trade area - $21.00 per year Elsewhere - $23.00 per year Sr. Citizens $1.00 off reg. rates Copyright 201 I Cold Spring Record Postmaster: Send change of address to: Cold Spring Record, PO Box 456, Cold Spring, MN 56320 Mike Austreng ........................... Editor/Publisher Jeanie Austreng ................ Advertising Representative Patty Austreng ................................ 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