William Faber, an instructor in the Central Lakes College Natural Resources program, was invited to accompany two other representatives of state conservation organizations to Washington, D.C., where he met with Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Norm Coleman.
Faber was at the Capitol Sunday through Wednesday and met with Klobuchar and Coleman to advocate for legislation to protect wildlife and confront global warming, issues of importance to the National Wildlife Federation. NWF sponsored the trip.
Faber, 45, is in his second year as a full-time instructor at CLC after two years on a part-time basis and three years at St. Cloud State University, where he taught upper-level courses in wildlife management, wildlife population, mammalogy and ornithology.
He is an international researcher whose 13 years in Sweden produced material on moose and other species published in scientific journals. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in Sweden.
He is a native of New York City who graduated from high school in Fridley. He is a 1985 graduate in wildlife management from the University of Minnesota, and 10 years later earned a second bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State.
Central Lakes College plans Lights on For Safety
The Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College will host the 13th Lights on for Safety on Oct. 6. CLC is one of eight sites in Minnesota providing the service.
From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., drivers will receive free inspection and replacement of most exterior vehicle light bulbs and headlamps.
The event serves double duty by helping to alleviate hunger in communities.
Troopers from the Minnesota State Patrol will be available to answer traffic safety-related questions and volunteer technicians will join CLC automotive technology students to conduct the inspection and replacement.
Vehicle owners are encouraged to bring cash or non-perishable food donations to support local food shelves.
Since its inception, Lights on for Safety volunteers have installed free bulbs in more than 4,600 vehicles and collected more than 16,200 pounds of food and $15,250 in cash for members of Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
The sponsoring organizations have awarded $37,000 in scholarship funds to automotive students who participate in the event.
Sponsors are the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota, AAA Minnesota/Iowa, Auto Value Parts Stores, NAPA Auto Parts and Parts Plus/Red Rooster Auto Stores.
Information is available at www.aaspmn.org.
Real estate course dates changed
The next real estate course at the Business and Industry Center of Central Lakes College in Brainerd has been changed to Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 11-29.
A series of three real estate courses is designed to prepare individuals for obtaining their Minnesota Real Estate License.
Bob Welch will instruct the classes, to be held from 6-10 p.m.
Real Estate 1 covers listings, contracts, agencies, purchase agreements and financing. A single book covers all three courses.
Tuition is $300 including the book.
Payment is required at the time of registration, which must be completed by Oct. 4. For information or to register, call (800) 933-0346, ext. 8142, or 855-8142.
'Tracing Your Polish Heritage" seminar set
Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota will present a seminar - "Tracing Your Polish Heritage" - Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls, 405 1st St. S.E.
Cost is $15 in advance. Lunch is included.
For more information, call (320) 632-3360.
The event is sponsored by the Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota, Morrison County Genealogy Society and Polish Echos of Little Falls.
Cuyuna Range Women's Club dinner scheduled
The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will hold its annual dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in St Joseph's Catholic Church hall in Crosby.
The meal will be catered by the women of the church. Co-chairs of the event are Henrietta Pribyl, dinner arrangements, and Jackie Raymond, tickets. Club president Myrna Nelson will give the welcome.
Tickets for the dinner are $10 and must be purchased no later than Oct 3. The event is open to all men and women of the area. Special music following the dinner will be provided by "The Crystallites," a popular women's barbershop quartet. They also will sing table grace before the meal.
The program, entitled "The Fisher - Secretive Northwoods Predator," will be given by John Erb from the Minnesota DNR in Grand Rapids. Erb is a longtime fur-bearer and wolf biologist. He is starting a new fisher study this winter in northern Cass County and Northwest Aitkin County. Using still photos and videos and calling on his considerable experience, Erb will present a program that will be interesting and entertaining to men and women.
Tickets may be purchased from any Cuyuna Range Women's Club member or from Jackie Raymond by calling (218) 534-3843.
Piano class scheduled Oct. 15
An Instant Piano For Hopelessly Busy People class will be offered through Brainerd Community Education from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 15.
For more information, the cost of the class and to register, call Brainerd Community Education at 822-6924.
Staples Community Education offers courses
STAPLES - Staples Motley Community Education will offer two classes beginning in October.
A four-week course on felted knits will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. starting Tuesday. The classes will focus on felting slippers. Some knitting experience is necessary. For a material list of yarn, contact Mary at 894-8889. Estimated cost of materials is $20.
Preparing for Retirement will be offered from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Staples Motley High School, Room100. Topics included will be IRAs, 401Ks, Social Security, healthcare, taxes and estate planning. For more information, call 894-2497.
Arts and Crafts Fair and Women's Expo planned
CROSBY - The sixth annual Arts and Crafts Fair and Women's Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Hallett Community Center. More than 95 exhibitors are scheduled to participate.
The schedule: Louise Johnson from Little Country Greenhouse, rain gardens, 9:15 a.m; Crosby Chief of Police Kim Caughlin and Executive Director of Advocates Against Domestic Abuse Lisa Hamilton, law enforcement's response to domestic abuse, 10:30 a.m.; Sarah Merhar, Hallett Center's wellness coordinator and members, enhanced fitness demonstration, 11:30 a.m.; Pretty Woman Boutique and Premier Design Jewelry, fall and holiday fashions and jewelry, noon; Heartland Performing Arts entertainment, 1 p.m.; Linda Simons, founder of Fit to Live, tips on managing your emotions, 1:30 p.m.; and Steve Tolber, Internet services manager for C-I Communications, Internet security and online shopping, 1:30 p.m.
Attendees will receive a complimentary gift bag. Refreshments will be available.
The Hallett Community Center will offer free use of the facilities for the day of the pool, sauna and fitness center. Men are welcome, too.
Admission is free. For more information, call (218) 546-2616.
Lindbergh automobile to be displayed in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS - The historic Saxon Six automobile, which belonged to Charles Lindbergh, will be featured from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site in Little Falls.
Visitors to the Lindbergh Historic Site can see the original automobile, restored to like-new condition and can learn about the trip Lindbergh made from Little Falls to California. The Lindbergh family traveled constantly, and in 1917 made a trip to California, long before the age of interstates and super highways. The 15-year-old Charles A. Lindbergh drove the family's 1916 automobile during the 40-day trek, accompanied by his mother, uncle and family dog, Wagoosh.
The 1916 Saxon is kept in running condition and will be started at the top of the hour from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The site welcomes visiting car clubs and the Minnesota Olds Club, where a variety of classic Oldsmobiles will be featured.
Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students and $4 for children ages 6-17. The event is free for Minnesota Historical Society members.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site tells the full scope of Lindbergh's life, beginning with his boyhood along the Mississippi River in Little Falls. His childhood home and exhibits are part of the site, which is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is located across from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, 1.5 miles south of Little Falls at 1620 Lindbergh Drive.
For more information on the display, call (320) 616-5421.
Livestock show results
The 73rd Northeast 4-H Livestock Show was held recently in Brainerd.
The Northeast 4-H Livestock show plays host to the cream of the crop livestock in the Northeast region. This year, 181 youth participated from 14 counties.
To participate in the show, 4-H'ers must have received a blue ribbon at their county fair to be eligible to compete in the two-day show. The first day of the show focuses on educational opportunities for youth to participate in relating to the species of animal in which they are interested. The second day of the show highlights the 4-H'ers and their livestock in the species shows.
Crow Wing County was represented by 32 4-H members. The results:
Bridget Bednar, Breeding Rabbit, Res Champ, Champ; Hunter Bednar, Market Swine, Res Champ, Champ; Kyle Bednar, Beef Heifer, Blue; Abby Cyr, Market Goat, Res Champ; Janessa DeRosier, Cow/Calf, Blue; Louis Eschanbacher, Chickens, Champion; Tommy Eschenbacher, Chickens, B; Codey Fleischhacker, Beef Heifer, Blue; Chelsea Fleischhacker, Market Goat, B; Chelsey Hettver, Chickens, B; Mikinzie Hradsky, Ewe Lamb, DROP; Austin Jarvela, Market Beef, Blue; Bridget Larson, Market Beef, Red; David Larson, Beef Heifer, Blue; Brandon Moe, Beef Heifer, Blue; Austin Moe Cow/Calf, Blue; Alicia Moe, Cow/Calf, Res Champ, Blue; Ben Nelson, Prospect Calf, Blue; Cody Nelson, Chickens, B; Joe Pierzinski, Beef Heifer, Blue; Mike Pierzinski, Cow/Calf, Blue; Tess Rahto, Ewe Lamb, Blue; Luke Schubert, Market Beef, Blue; Danielle Schubert, Market Beef, Champion, Res Champ; Kirsten Southard, Cow/Calf, Blue; Katie Southard, Gilt, Blue, Res Champ; Amy Southard, Gilt, Blue; Dustin Sweet, Beef Heifer, Blue; Rebecca Thompson, Market Beef, B; and Inga Wicklund, Breeding Rabbit, Blue.
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