GARRISON -- The Garrison Lions/Garrison Mille Lacs Lake Lions Club celebrated Valentine's Day by hosting the governor's official visitation dinner to the clubs for 5M9 District Gov. Eldon Bergman and his wife Vi.
Mistress of ceremonies was Barb Welty, who introduced the Bergmans and Sue Stebbins, president of Garrison Mille Lacs Lake Lions Club, and her husband Dick, and Bev Post, president of Garrison Lions Club, and her husband George.
Bergman, the guest speaker, told about the man who asked him, "What do Lions do?" Bergman responded that the Lions served worldwide with their leader dog programs, eye facilities at the University of Minnesota with Lions as main contributors, hearing dogs and many more programs while also serving in their own communities when emergencies and needs arise.
Bergman presented the Melvin Jones award to two members. Melvin Jones was the founder of Lions International, and the Melvin Jones award is the highest recognized award presented for outstanding service conferred by the Lions Foundation.
Rosie Trahan and Dick Stebbins were recipients and honored for their services in the community and for supporting Lionism worldwide.
The program closed with Jimmie Standefer and Barb Welty sharing stories.
Author to speak at Cuyuna Range Women's Club meeting
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the meeting room at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby. Henrietta Pribyl will preside.
Crosby author and forester, Peter Bundy, will present a program on his award-winning book, "Finding the Forest." Bundy has a master's degree in forestry and has conducted oak regeneration research for the University of Minnesota.
Bundy owns and operates a private consulting firm based in Crosby. He works with private landowners on stewardship plans, reforestation, harvesting and habitat restoration projects.
The program will also include vocal selections by Carla Gutzman. Elsie Mooers will give recognition to the Girl Scout program in the area.
The afternoon will conclude with refreshments served by JoAnn Goshey and her committee of Isabelle Erickson and Sally Mann.
All area women are welcome to attend and are invited to join the club. Annual dues are $3.
Cuyuna Heritage Preservation Society office moves
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Country Heritage Preservation Society has moved to the lower level of the First National Bank of Crosby, effective today.
Office hours will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.
Sales of the society's book, "Cuyuna Country: A Peoples' History," will also be handled at the new bank quarters instead of at the Jesse F. Hallett Memorial Library.
Society members can be contacted during office hours at the bank and by mail, e-mail, office phone with voice mail and on home phones.
The address is P.O. Box 68, Ironton, MN 56455. The phone number is 545-1166.
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