WADENA -- Homecrest Industries recently donated 30 umbrellas for soldiers in Iraq.
About a dozen umbrellas were shipped to the soldiers deployed in Iraq to help them "beat the heat," where temperatures are reaching 130 degrees. Soldiers requested the umbrellas for use at their checkpoints and relaxation areas. The remaining umbrellas will be sent along with the next group of soldiers when they deploy.
The Wadena and Brainerd Family Readiness Groups paid the postage to get the much-awaited umbrellas to the soldiers. Family Readiness Groups raise funds for all postage, and group leaders Karla Richardson, Wadena, and Pam Biermaier, Brainerd, said they could not do that without community support for fund-raising efforts.
Motorists should expect delays on Oak Street
Final paving operations on Oak Street tentatively have been set for Thursday.
Oak Street will be open to traffic during paving, but flaggers will be controlling traffic flow, reported Matt Reid, project engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson. Motorists should choose an alternate route or expect delays.
Motorists should be aware of the construction and drive accordingly through the construction zones.
Nedra's fish fry
The Brainerd VFW dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday with Nedra's fish fry. Reservations appreciated by calling 829-6393.
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