PEQUOT LAKES - Jody Hedtke, a master gardener, presented a program entitled "Vegetables 101," at a recent Nisswa Women's Club meeting at the Sibley Station Restaurant.
Hedtke shared useful tips for starting and keeping a thriving garden in the lakes area.
Men's Health Expo scheduled in Staples
STAPLES - Lakewood Health System will present the Men's Health Expo from 4-8 p.m. April 19 at the Centennial Auditorium.
The event is free and will include an evening of health, wellness and adventure for men. Exhibitors throughout the area will be present, and breakout sessions throughout the evening will include game cooking demonstrations, health related topics and more.
Ross Bernstein, a publisher, motivational speaker and best-selling author who has written more than 30 sports books, including "America's Coach," the critically acclaimed biography on legendary coach Herb Brooks and the 1980 gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic hockey team, will be the keynote speaker.
Booth space is available but limited. To reserve a spot, call 218-894-8623 or 800-525-1033, ext. 8623, by March 7.
For more information about the Men's Health Expo, contact Nola Varilek at 218-894-8586 or email@example.com.
Morrison County recognizes citizens
LITTLE FALLS - The Morrison County Board recently honored several citizens for dedicated service on various county committees.
The citizens were recognized for their commitment to serving the residents of Morrison County by aiding county officials in an advisory capacity in areas such as zoning and land use issues, public health issues, water quality and other various activities.
Individuals honored were Cindy Wyatt, for six years of service on the Morrison County Extension Committee; Pat Hartman, three years on Morrison County Public Health Advisory Committee; Joe Banach, nine years on the Morrison County Planning Commission; Duane Johnson, three years on Morrison County Rural Development Finance Authority; and Paul Nieman Jr., six years on the Morrison County Rural Development Finance Authority.
Foundation accepting grant applications
STAPLES - The advisory board of the Staples Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations within the Staples Motley School District that will address one or more of the following areas: strengthening youth and families, improving community appearance and increasing community involvement and leadership.
A limited number of grants are available. The maximum amount awarded is $2,000.
Completed applications should be submitted to the Staples Community Foundation no later than March 31.
Applicants should submit one original application and three copies to Staples Community Foundation, P.O. Box 101, Staples, MN 56479.
Application and grant guidelines are available at www.staplesfound.org. Questions can be directed to Del Lecy, grants committee chair, at 218-894-5164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horness receives Helen Keller award
NISSWA - Todd Horness has been awarded the Helen Keller award by Lions Clubs International in recognition of his commitment to the Sight First project.
Horness is a member of the Nisswa Lions Club. He has been a Lion for 22 years and he has participated in various club projects, including Crazy Days Corn Feed, Crow Wing County Fair Pork-on-a-Stick and the annual Mississippi Belle boat excursion.
For more information or to get involved with the Nisswa Lions Club, contact Ted Dullum at 963-2452.
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