Peter Johnson was elected to a second term as Exalted Ruler of Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 at its recent installation of officers. Newly elected officers serving with Johnson are Dale Swenson and Gary Scheeler. New Lodge Trustee is Dave Smith and Ron Bower was re-elected.
Receiving recognition for their previous year of service were Best Friends of the Elks, Dennis House and Mark Wheeler; Lodge Officer of the Year, Bill Bailey; Lodge Elk of the Year, James Van Duyn; Certificates of Recognition (Social Committee) went to Mary Ann Bower, Cheri Drake, Gwen Imgrund, Becky Neiman; and Certificate of Recognition (Trustee) went to Guy Henkensiefken.
Leech Lake Band chair to speak May 8
George Goggleye Jr., outgoing chairman of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, will present a Gordon Rosenmeier Center forum at noon May 8 in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
His topic will be "Economy and Education" as it relates to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The forum is open to the public free of charge.
As chairman of the third-largest Ojibwe band in Minnesota, Goggleye is completing his fourth year of a four-year term. With the exception of going to a modern Indian boarding school, college and a three-year commitment to the United States Marines, Goggleye has spent most of his life on or near the reservation.
He was raised in the community of Inger. Goggleye and his wife, Terri, have nine children and 11 grandchildren. They reside in Bena.
Beef and dairy quality assurance training
Crow Wing County Extension will host beef and dairy quality assurance training at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Crow Wing County Land Services Building behind the historic Courthouse at 322 Laurel St. in Brainerd.
Call the extension office at 824-1065 for more details.
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is an educational program designed to help beef and dairy producers implement management practices on their farms and ranches that will improve the overall quality and consistency of beef and beef products.
Motley resident appointed to council
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced recently the appointment of Ardis Sandstrom as one of the members of the State Rehabilitation Council.
Sandstrom, of Motley, is the executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. She received a bachelor of science degree in applied psychology and a master of science degree in rehabilitation counseling from St. Cloud State University. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor and a licensed independent clinical social worker. She is reappointed as a former recipient of rehabilitation services representative to a three-year term that expires Jan. 3, 2011.
Utilities commission to meet Tuesday
The Brainerd Public Utilities Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the BPU Service Center, 8027 Highland Scenic Road.
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