Cuyuna Range Youth Center September Activities
The Cuyuna Range Youth Center is for regular activities. Hours are Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.
All students enrolled in school grades 7-12 or are homeschooled are welcome. Some activities offered by the Center during September include the following:
Sept. 13 - Dance
Sept. 14 - Lock-in
Sept. 18 - Chili Cook Off
Sept. 19 - Kick off of “Happiness Project” for youth and volunteers.
Sept. 26 - Road side Cleanup
Sept. 29 - Vikings Party with Walking Taco meal.
For more information on the above activities or any activities offered by the Center, contact Jessica Vogt, Activities Coordinator at (218) 839-5832.
Brad Hanson has joined the Center staff as Volunteer Coordinator. Brad will be mentoring and supervising youth at the Center during open hours and will oversee recruiting and training for volunteers.
Anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at the Center may contact Brad at 218-831-1865. Check out the Centers updated website at www.cuyunarangeyouthcenter.com or on Facebook to find out more ways a person can volunteer.
Annual ice cream social
held for Faith in Action
In recognition of 12 years of neighbors helping neighbors, Faith in Action for Cass County welcomed more than 120 people to a free Ice Cream Social on Aug. 30 at the Hackensack City Park.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteers helping their neighbors in need in Cass County. Volunteers provide transportation, light housekeeping and chore services, friendly visiting and respite care, and build accessibility ramps. The goal is to help people lacking other resources remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Twelve years of ongoing support and partnerships with churches, businesses, civic groups, individuals, and other organizations, have made Faith in Action a vital part of our communities in Cass County. For more information about Faith in Action services or volunteer opportunities, please call 866-675-5435 or check out the website at www.faithinactioncass.com.
Saving money with
WADENA — Dreading winter’s fuel costs? The Central Clean Energy Resource Team (Central CERT) and University of Minnesota Extension invite area residents to attend a session from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13, at the Depot in Wadena to learn about energy efficiency and heating alternatives, including solar thermal systems, biomass, and combined hot air/hot water solar thermal systems. Attendees will hear from community members who have used these systems to heat their facilities, farms and businesses. Speakers will explain how they went about choosing and installing their systems (from start to finish), what the results are, and how others can do something similar in their homes, businesses, local governments or farms. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. Register for this free event online at https://centralcertwadena.eventbrite.com or call 612-626-0555.
“This is an excellent opportunity for community members to learn about the plethora of heating options that are available to folks in central Minnesota. It’s a rare chance to get to talk to someone who’s actually installed these systems and get answers to any questions you may have,” said Joel Haskard, Co-Director of Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs).
Free seminar on
arthritis, joint pain
Lakewood Health System will host an educational seminar on arthritis, joint pain, and joint replacement at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the lower level classrooms at Lakewood’s main campus east of Staples.
Pie and coffee will be served and a presentation by Northern Orthopedics surgeon Dr. Paul Rud, will begin at 5:50 p.m. Following the presentation, members of the Lakewood joint connection team and previous joint connection patients will answer audience questions. The evening will conclude with an optional tour of the joint connection area at 7 p.m.
The Joint Connection program at Lakewood offers coordinated care, individualized attention, superior patient satisfaction scores and designated Joint Connection nursing staff, specially trained in joint replacement.
Joint Connection is a comprehensive orthopedic wellness program for both knee and hip replacement patients at Lakewood Health System. Led by Jennifer Strickland, RN, Joint Connection coordinator, and surgeons from Northern Orthopedics, Joint Connection provides education, treatment and surgical support for anyone suffering from joint disease, arthritis, or the negative effects of normal wear and tear.
RSVPs are appreciated and can be made by calling 218-894-8623. To learn more about joint connection, call Jennifer Strickland at 218-894-8578.
Lakewood to host chronic conditions workshop
Lakewood Health System will host a workshop titled, “Living Well with Chronic Conditions.” The six-week workshop will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Lakewood Manor, 222 5th Street NE, Staples.
The workshop is free and is designed for adults who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue and other symptoms.
To reserve a place, or for more information, contact Amy Widmark at 218-296-0951, 218-894-8098 or email@example.com.
Lions meet together
Twnty-three Garrison Lion members attended the Three-Zone meeting hosted by the Nisswa Lions. Information was exchanged and clubs got a chance to sign up for programs for the coming year.
The traveling trophy (won by the Garrison Lions in 2012) is still in the possession of the Garrison Lions.
MHS awards grants to counties
Area counties were among the 58 counties where organizations received Minnesota Historical Society grants made possible by the Legacy Amendment.
Two grants went to Heritage Group North Inc. in Cass County. A $1,835 grant went to the Pine River Depot Museum Historic Preservation and Minnesota History Bookshelves to add 68 standard Minnesota historic preservation and history titles. A separate $1,799 grant went to the same organization for historical books.
In Mille Lacs County, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe received $5,361 for an archives assessment and preservation plan. Professional conservators will assess historically significant collections and write a long range preservation plan.
In Morrison County the city of Royalton received a $4,245 grant to add 58 rolls of microfilmed newspapers.
CLC announces spring
travel study event
Central Lakes College is offering a travel study course to Italy during spring semester 2014. Led by CLC English and Humanities instructor Michael Soderlund, the class is open to both CLC students and community members. The Italian Renaissance Experience class will consist of two parts: a classroom exploration of the art and literature of the Renaissance, followed by a 10-day trip to Italy in March 2014, during spring break.
Travel arrangements will include round trip airfare, hotels and transfers, train travel between cities, guided tours, all breakfasts and two group meals. Registration for ENGL 1580 – Topics in Humanities: The Italian Renaissance Experience will begin in October 2013.
For more information contact Michael Soderlund at 218-855-8152.