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r SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, March 3, 2004 ? r I I Workshops on lead00 make meetings You've attended meet- dealing with ings. both good and bad. And Worksho you've probably seen and this area are: experienced how challenging **Styles it can be to lead a group, March 25, 9-12 committee or organization. **DynamiceS With that in mind. Interpersonal workshops on the fundamen- March 25, 1-4 tals of leading and making **Mana meetings work better are Interaction. being organized by the Redwood Falls University of Minnesota **Making Extension Service at 44 toca- Decisions. April l, tions across the state. Redwood Falls The three-hour work- **Dealing shops wilt provide practical Conflict, April information about leader- Redwood Falls ship and facilitation. Two **Trends workshops will provide per- April 23, 1-4 sonal, confidential instru- If you're ments that help participants workshops at discover their leadership or other parts style or their style of han- click on w. dling conflict, umn Another workshop will or contact provide tools for using tell- Rasmussen, able data in deeision-mak- Extension ing. And sessions on making 888-241-3207, or meetings work will cover @umn.edu managing group interaction, There is a making group decisions and workshop. Cat in a Hat Kelly Quade and Monica Otto's first and second grade students watched and listened as Deb Kuehl read the story Green Eggs and Ham. The reading was a part of a celebration honoring Dr. Suess' birthday. Kelly Quade's first grade class posed with their Dr. Suess Cat in the Hat - Hats. BROWN What else would you have to eat but, "Green Eggs and Ham," naturally it would only be fitting. Daniel Birkholz & Monica Rye % Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Adoptions, Child Support. No one wants to go through a divorce but if you need or are in a divorce proceeding, please call for an immediate appointment. Your legal rights and responsibilities are important and need to be protected. 32 years of experience to meet your legal needs. We want you as a satisfied customer. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR STOP BY St. James Office 101 S. 7th St. Call 507-375-3374 Westbrook Office Thurs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 507-274-6501 Sen. Vickerman Introduces Bill to Repeal Additional Nursing Home Surcharge State Senator Jim Vickerman (DFL-Tracy) has introduced a bill to repeal a surcharge placed last year on nursing home residents to help close the state's budget deficit. "State residents are now paying more than $300 mil: lion a year in increased fees and surcharges so the Republicans can claim that they didn't raise taxes," Sen. Vickerman said. "One of these increases requires pri- vate-pay residents to pay $2,815 a ),ear for a nursing home license surcharge. To add insult to injury, this money does not go back to the nursing home for the residents' care or even into the state's health and human services budget - it goes to the state's General Fund." Sen. Vickerman is author- ing a bill to repeal this increase because he has received more calls, letters. visits, and e-mails on this issue than any other legisla- tive issues this session. "Most of the state's spend- ing on its health and human services budget is for seniors and others who require high-levels of care," Sen. Vickerman said. "Now the state is requiring some nursing home residents to pay even more. Under this plan, their money will run out more quickly and they will have to ask the state for help. This doesn't make sense." Sen. Vickerman said he hopes to receive bipartisan support on his bill. Anyone with comments or questions about Sen. Vickerman's efforts to repeal this surcharge can contact him at 226 State Capitol, 75 Rev. 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