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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Page 2, Cold Spring Record by Mike Austreng, Editor A couple weeks ago we re- anti-lock braking systems that ceived a call from a long-time are hard to get used to, but really reader who thought we should do work when it comes to stop- pass along some wisdom about ping on slippery roads, so today's winter driving--especially for the young drivers are safer just be- younger drivers in our midst, cause the equipment they drive is The concern posed by our safer. caller is one we never spent a lot That doesn't mean young driv- Of time thinking about, but it is a ers can drive the same in winter very legitimate concern. There as they did in the summer and are many, many first time winter there is a huge learning curve drivers among us every year. when it comes to the change on Even experienced drivers some- the bads. ........... time make mistakes on our win- A number of years ago, the ter roads, first winter Highway 23 opened First, we won't claim to be an as a four-lane road between here expert, but we have had a num- and Rockville we were following a ber of years of winter driving ex- Chevrolet Blazer leaving town perience and back in our policing going east. Just past the area of days we took several winter driv- Schwieters Chevrolet the driver ing training courses offered started to lose control, skidding through the police department to the right. The driver attempt- and highway patrol, ed to correct the skid, but did It's been a number of years what a lot of drivers do and over since we first started driving and corrected and the vehicle went back in those early days our first into a skid to the left. Another at- driving experience was in a 1963 tempt at correcting that skid sent Mercury Comet that our grandpa the vehicle to the right a little used to drive. It was an in-line further than the first time and six cylinder with a three speed the driver made a critical error manual transmission--we later by using the brakes. That sent moved the shit to the floor, the vehicle sideways and down The first year we were learn- into the ditch where it rolled sev- ing to drive we had about six eral times before landing on its months "experience" under our top. belt before winter came and at The roads that day were cov- that age we figured we pretty ered with frost and new roads are much knew everything there was always more slippery than worn to know about driving--right up roads. It took us a good distance until we ended up in a snowbank to stop and back up to the scene because we tried to take a corner of the accident. The driver was too fast on snow-covered roads, out of the vehicle and not badly We remember it like it was hurt. yesterday and we remember that The lesson is to avoid hitting incident got us to thinking we your brakes while you are in a needed to learn more about driv- skid. ing on snow so we headed to a big The most important thing for parking lot late in the day and experienced drivers to pass along "practiced" skids and stops and to new drivers is to SLOW making corners. In those days DOWN during the winter driving our town was much smaller and season! Always be preparing to there were way less vehicles on stop much, much sooner on slip- the road so the hazards weren't pery road conditions. Enter cor- dS great as they are today. To our ners as reduced speeds. Most im- knowledge nobody complained portantly;'be aware of the road about that car in that parking lot conditions. Some roads will not spinning around and nobody look slippery and you'll find out bothered us. We actually learned the hard way if you aren't care- quite a bit that first "practice" ful. Never be too sure of your session and each time it snowed abilities either. our first year of driving in the All of us have to drive differ- winter.we'd head back to the ently in winter conditions. We're parking lot to practice some Minnesotans and we're much more. Not sure you could get by more accustomed to winter driv- with that today, ing than a lot of other states, but Today's vehicles are so, so the reality is there aren't that much better equipped than they many days in a winter season were forty years ago. Most now when the roads are slippery so have "traction control" that helps we all have to be more careful prevent skids. There are also and slow down when they are. Across 1. Pluck 5. Memorial Day event 11. Neon, e.g. 14. Doctor Who villainess, with "the" 15. Big roll 16. "we having fun yet?" 17. Represent by a tangible example 19. "So me!" 20. Athletic events 21. 'Tm __ you!" 22. Provide for free, informally 23. Ear of corn 25. Acoustic 27. Largest inland sea 32. "Brockovich" 33. Perfect, e.g. 34. Coarse file 38. Back, in a way 41. Medical advice, often 42. For all to hear 44. Product of protein metabolism 46. Sympathetic awareness of others (2 wds) 51. Corrupt 52. Groups of soldiers 55. Abandon 57. Makeup, e.g. 60. Portable device displaying digital novels 61. Cyst 62. 14th century revival 64. Parenthesis, essentially 65. Bearish 66. Go for 67. Cracker Jack bonus 68: Lace place 69. " we forget" Down 1. Fairy tale brother 2. Hindu queen 3. Clothing line 4. Jot 5. Ballpoint, e.g. 6. A chorus line 7. Curb, with "in" 8. Embodiment 9. Deviation from a direct route 10. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. 11. Engine fuel (var. spelling) 12. Jack-in-the-pulpit, e.g. 13. Escape, in a way 18. "All kidding .... " 22. Bamboo furniture maker 24. Cork's country 26. Backstabber 28. Bolivian export 29. Provide, as with a quality 30. Balaam's mount 31. After expenses 34. Churchill's "so few": Abbr. 35. A pint, maybe 36. Ability to pay all debts 37. Whimpered i 21 58 i / / / sP01'nl , PE-q ol 15 N41,10- (o0 Ks- THAT TaE I ! ! Roads are maintained much bents held onto their seats, while better than in years past too, but 91% of U.S. Senate incumbents there are still several times dur- did the same. ing a winter season when the roads are going to be slippery. Chuck Krebsbach Slow down, be cautious and be Cold Spring safe winter drivers. **** Dear Editor, There is going to be a big It doesn't seem possible that change in our library at Cold Thanksgiving is here this Thurs- Spring. Jodi Brinkman is leaving; day, but there's no denying the it is hard for me to even imagine calendar and plans have been this. made. The tradition, of course, is She has become such an essen- to have a great meal. Many will tial part of our special little li- spend the time with family and brary. For personal reasons she loved ones. The day should be a has decided to step down from time all of us reflect on the things this position. I respect this but I we have in our lives to be thank- will miss her. ful about. Those "things" don't From the moment Jodi started have to be big, fact is, there are a at the library she embraced every 7 host of things we can all find in thing about the job, especially the our lives that are very small, but people. She was always willing to very valuable and we should go above and beyond to help each therefore be thankful for them-- patron. Everyone knew she cared all you have to do is take a little and wanted them to feel good time to think about your own life about coming to the library. I and you should come up with a also know she especially enjoyed pretty long list of little things getting young readers started. that nobody should take for She involved the schools and day- granted and those things should cares and signed up countless be the things Thanksgiving is kids with the true gift of a library about. It's a good time to thank card. the Lord for everything, because Jodi is such a generous person, 8 1 we all owe Him our thanks for generous with time and talent. everything we have in our lives. As a friend of the library her sup- Happy Thanksgiving to you port was constant. I always felt 6 and yours! we were in this together, the ' challenge to find a new, bigger Have A Good Week! space was hers too. She was al- ways there at book sales with a smile and a pizza! Jodi's life has been touched with personal difficulties and I God bless and keep you, Jodi! know this has taught her corn- Max Backes passion for others. She gets that it takes a %illage" to have a suc- **** cessful and caring community. Letter to the Editor: Lastly, I know Jodi is not one Thank you for the information for fanfare and applause but I about the costs to be incurred and urge you all to stop by to say shared by every American for thanks, give her a hug and wish health care. In adding up the fig- her well. We're all going to miss ures in your article, I got 392 + her. I know she will get a tear in billion. The question I have is--- if her eye but she will appreciate seeing you. She made a differ- Letters to the Editor ence at our library and I am for- ever grateful, continued on page 4 9 7 2 3 2 4 3 1 4 8 9 5 4 9 7 5 8 5 1 6 9 9 7 5 2 To the Editor, In spite of letters and editori- als and seemingly general agree- ment in the last few years that we should "throw all the bums out", let us be reminded that in 2012, 90% of U.S. House incum- F m 25 39 59 i 39. Bauxite, e.g. 40. Shoe strengthener 43. Family head 45. Buenos 47. Soggy 48. Strip the skin from a whale 49. Penalty for illegal delivery (cricket) 50. Albatross with black feet 53. Marks with a scar 54. __ shooting 55. Belt 56. "My !" said adoringly . a 58. Attack, with into 59. Food sticker 62. Morgue, for one 11 II 63. Undertake, with out ANSWERS ON PAGE 20 Sat. & Sail., November 30 - December 1 - Mary of Immaculate Conception Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Silent Audion at Mary of Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville before and after Saturday & Sunday services. Bids close after 10:00 a.m. service December 1st, 2013. Proceeds go to support Religious Education. Sun., December 1 - Holiday Craft Sale, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Roadside Tavern, Roscoe. Sun., December 1 - The St. Boniface Catholic United Financial of Cold Spring will hold their annual Matching Grant Breakfast and Raffle. All proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to the St. Boniface Catholic School. Serving will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the St. Boniface Parish Center. St. Nick will once again he there to visR with the children. Tickets for the breakfast and the raffle will be avail: able at St. Boniface School or call Bonnie Theis, 685-4365. Moll., Decembor 2 - Cold Spring Area Historical Society Annual Meeting at the Cold Spring American Legion. Social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meeting and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Gordon Fredricksen, author of "A Farm Country Christmas Eve.~ RSVP no later than November 27th to Rita Hennen. (248-5044 or email info@ureatesca~4u.com) Tues. & Wed., December 3 & 4 - 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique & Open House at Simply Sisters Retreat Center, 58 Ivy Ave. NE, Richmond, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fd., December 6 - Assumption Community Annual Craft & Bake Sale, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Assumption Home, 715 N First St., Cold Spring. Fd. & Sat., December 6 & 7 at 7pro & Sunday, December 8 at 3pro - River of Life Assembly of God in Cold Spring will present the Christmas Drama "ON AIR - Love on the Airwaves~. River of Life Assembly of God is located at 22881 17Bth Ave., about 5 miles West of Cold Spring. No charge for admission - a free will offering will be taken. For more information please call (320) 597-7777. Sun., December 8 - Euchre Party in Basement of St. James Church of Jacobs Prairie at 7:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Door prizes given. Any cancellations will he announced on KASM and WJON radio sta- tions. Sun., December 8 - Holiday Extravaganza, Sts. Peter & Paul School, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ham & Cheese Omelet Breakfast, Santa's Toy Shop, Silent Auction, Cookie/Candy Walk, Christmas Wrapping Boutique and Holiday Treats. Sponsored by Sts. Peter & Paul School, Richmond. Sat., Decembor 14 - Koronis Nite Owls, Paynesville, will have their Sock Hop Square Dance with Roger O'Neil calling. Mainstream work- shop will start at 7:30 and mainstream dancing from 8:00 to 10:00 at the Paynesville Elementary School. There will be a potluck lunch and quarterly meeting for members following the dance. Sat., December 14 - Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Fundraiser at St. Joseph's, Waife Park. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be available. Sponsored by Christian Women's group. Richmond Rlvor Lakes Civic Arena - Adult Open Hockey every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Public open skating every Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Adult open hockey every Sunday evening from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. ANSWER ON PAGE 20 Counby Snow Cruisers meet first Fdday of each month thru April at 8:00 p.m. at Coudey Snow Cruisers Clubhouse on Co. Rd. 12, Richmond. FUN~ - Noverr~or 29, 2913. Tickets available. Call Randy at 250-4976 for more ioformaUon. Looking for homes for eKbunge s'mdunts that will be arriving for this coming school year. Call today: 763476-6515 or 1-800-314-3738 or Visit our website: www.erdtshare.org. Rrst and Third Mond~ of each month Safe Journey, a support group for adult male survivors of sexual abuse will meet from 5:30 to 6:30. The group will be held at Central MN Sexual Assault Center at 15 Riverside Dr. N.E., St. Cloud. Please call (320) 251-4357 or emil cmsac@cmsac.org to sign up. Second Monda~ of the monUI Disabled American Veterans meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Waite Park Legion. Contact 685-7380 for more infor- mation. Second and Fourlh Mottday of the moMh 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. First Tunsd~ of Each Month - Child Loss Support Group MeeUngs at St. Boniface School in the adult faith formation room from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Questfons contact KaUej -- 685-7443 or kcrobbins68@- gmail.com Euchre Tomln~ - Every Tuesday & Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday's at 7:30 p.m. at The Cold Spring Legion Post 455. Second Tunsday of Each Month - Free Blood Pressure Clinic provid- ed by the Assumption Community from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the John Paul Apartments Dining Room. Womett's Sem~ tkssault Support Croup - Meets every Thursday after- noon from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Central MN Sexual Assault Center, 15 Riverside Dr. NE, St. Cloud. Call Central MN Sexual Assault Center at 320-251-4357 to sign-up and fill out a support group intake form or check-out the Support Group page on the website at www.cmsac.oro. American Leglun members meetings are held at the Cold Spring American Legion on the secund rnurMa~ of each month. Meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend. Friends of the Ubrary meetings - Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Male Se~ ksudt SuMvor Group - Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Central MN Sexual Assault Center, 15 Riverside Dr. NE, St. Cloud. call Central MN Sexual Assault Center at 320-251-4357 to sign-up and fill out a support group intake form or check-out the Support Group page on the web- site at www.cmsac.orq. TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sendbl~ meets every Saturday morning at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Weigh-in 8:15 a.m. to B:45 a.m. followed by a 45 minute meeting. More into phone 685-8228 or 685-7674. NarcolJcs AunR~noes Mestlng Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 601 Red River Ave. So., Cold Spring. MELTING NOTICE- The following meetings are held each week in the Alanon Building in Cold 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. i S P A i 1867 THE COLD SPRING RECORD West Highway 23 PO Box 456 Telephone: 320.685.8621 Fax: 320.685.8885 entail: csrecord @ntidconetwork.com website: nNW.csrecord.net USPS 121-020 Cold Spring, MN 56320 Published every Tuesday and entered as periodical matter at the Post Office in Cold Spring, MN at Periodical Postage Rates. Subscription Rates: Cold Spring trade area - $22.00 per year Elsewhere - $24.00 per year Sr. Citizens $1.00 off reg. rates @Copyright 2013 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 ................ 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