Organizers of the sixth annual Ride with Jim, a bike ride with Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., on the newest paved section of the Paul Bunyan Trail, recently listed the full itinerary for Sunday's event.
8 a.m. -- Meet in Pine River.
8:45 a.m. -- Celebration of Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway extension, Pine River.
9 a.m. -- Bikers leave Pine River.
10 a.m. -- Arrive in Backus.
10:15 a.m. -- Leave Backus.
11:15 a.m. -- Arrive in Hackensack.
11:30 a.m. -- Leave Hackensack.
Noon -- Ride new section of the trail.
12:30 p.m. -- Return to Hackensack for lunch.
1:15 p.m. -- Construction celebration of new Hackensack chamber building.
1:30 p.m. -- Leave Hackensack.
2:30 p.m. -- Arrive in Backus.
2:45 p.m. -- Leave Backus.
3:45 p.m. -- Arrive in Pine River. Ride ends.
No registration fee is required. Riders may choose to ride any portion or the entire ride. The ride will take place rain or shine.
Homeless meeting today in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Information on the Interfaith Hospitality Network will be presented at 7 p.m. today in the Mary of Lourdes Elementary School gym at 307 S.E. Fourth St., Little Falls.
The network is described as a faith-based initiative designed to help people find permanent housing and employment. Greg Spofford, chair of both the Morrison County Housing Coalition and the Little Falls Area Ministerial Association, said both organizations have endorsed the project.
For more information contact Spofford at (320) 632-2360.
YMCA swim lesson registration to open
The Brainerd Family YMCA has its next swim lesson schedule ready.
The session will begin the week of June 9 and will meet twice a week for 3 1/2 weeks. These preschool and school-age lessons are taught by trained instructors.
YMCA members can begin to register for classes Tuesday. Community members can begin to register June 5.
For a schedule of classes and fees, contact the Brainerd Family YMCA at 829-4767 or stop by at 602 Oak St. to register.
Conservation sign-up extended
Sign-up for the general Conservation Reserve Program-26 has been extended from Friday through the close of business June 13.
The CRP is the largest USDA conservation program available today.
The 2002 Farm Bill increased the maximum CRP enrollment acreage from 36.4 million acres to 39.2 million acres.
For more information, contact the Crow Wing-Cass County Farm Service Agency Office at 829-5965, extension 2.
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