WADENA -- Fair Oaks Lodge Inc. will break ground on a $3 million, 16,000 square-foot Community Behavioral Health Hospital-Wadena at 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Fair Oaks Lodge lawn.
The state chose Wadena as one of seven communities to build a 16-bed, community-based hospital. The facility will provide short-term, psychiatric in-patient care for adults 18 and older with an average stay between seven to 21 days.
The community behavioral health center will provide about 32 new state jobs with a $1.3 million payroll generated in Wadena.
The new facilities will replace state regional treatment centers and allow patients to stay closer to home. The hospital will be a locked facility, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The state will lease the hospital from Fair Oaks Lodge.
Following the groundbreaking ceremony refreshments will be available. The public is invited.
Nisswa Garden Club to host garden show
If you go
What: Nisswa Garden Club's 67th annual garden show
Where: Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa
When: 2-7 p.m. July 27
Information: Call 963-7598 or (218) 330-6661
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Garden Club will present its 67th annual garden show 2-7 p.m. July 27 at Lutheran Church of the Cross.
The show, "Land of 10,000 Lakes," will include entries from members and non-members, novices and Master Gardeners, and is free and open to the public. Sections will include artistic exhibits, horticulture exhibits-flowers, horticulture exhibits-fruits, vegetables and herbs, and small-fry, junior and teen invitational.
Free seminars will cover a multitude of gardening topics. Visitors are welcome to ask gardening questions and to attend the gardening and floral seminars. Plants and baked goods will be available to buy.
No reservations are needed for the hourlong seminars at 3 and 4 p.m. Topics will include hostas and shade gardening, growing herbs, ticks and Guinea hens, and how judges view entries to the show. A panel of Master Gardeners will be present both times for "Ask the Master Gardener." Bring samples of problem plants (leaves, branches, etc.) They will be examined to diagnose problems related to insects and disease and will aid in plant identification.
Entry times for those interested in exhibiting in the garden show will be 7-9 a.m. Tuesday and July 27 Participants may exhibit in multiple categories. Children ages 4-12 and teens ages 13-15 are encouraged to participate. Judges will award category ribbons and "best of show" ribbons.
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