PILLAGER -- A child passenger safety and car seat clinic will run 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Pillager Family Center.
Pre-registration is required.
Participants are asked to bring their children in the car seats they are currently using and the owner's manuals for the car seat and the car.
Statistics show 65 percent of child safety seats in use are being used incorrectly; 27 percent are being so grossly misused that they serve no safety function at all.
Six nurses at Lakewood Health System in Staples have taken training in child passenger safety. Traci Formanek, Kelly VanVickle and Anita McGrane each have taken four days of training. Angie Tumberg, Lila Granby and Danielle Dickey have had two days of training through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. They are available for information programs by calling (218) 894-0332.
For more information and to register call the Education/OH Department at (218) 894-0332.
Suicide prevention program set at two area schools
STAPLES -- Lakewood Health System Foundation and 3M Corp. in Staples, in conjunction with the Light of Life Foundation of Minnesota in Mankato, will bring the Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention program Tuesday to Verndale and Pillager schools.
The program will be 10:15 a.m. at Verndale School and 1 p.m. at Pillager School.
Students will be taught the life skill, "Stay-Listen-Get-Help" and learn of area resources to contact if they, or someone they know, is considering suicide.
Additional information will be presented to teachers, school staff and community members about depression; warning signs and risk factors and how to ask the question, "Are you thinking of suicide?"
Additional help is available by calling the Crisis Line and Referral Service at 1-800-462-5525 or the National Crisis Line at 1-800-Suicide (784-2433).
Variety of community education classes offered in Staples
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. Register by calling (218) 894-2497.
Learn how to safely protect photos for future family and friends by using rubber stamps, paper crafts and embellishments.
The class will run 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 in Room 100 at Staples-Motley High School. Cost is $7.
On Being a Writer
Author and publisher Hap Corbett will teach what people need to know about writing, from the basics to the fine points. Fiction, non-fiction, opinion articles, letter writing and how to get published will all be covered. Receive a complimentary copy of his novel, "Because I Love You."
The class is open to high school juniors to senior citizens. It will run 7 to 9 p.m. for three Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 14, in Room 103 at Staples-Motley High School. Cost is $45.
Stress -- Friend or Foe
Learn about the positive and negative types of stress, the sources of stress and stress producers.
The class will run 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday in Room 100 at Staples-Motley High School. Cost is $18.
C-I Senior Citizens Club to meet Saturday
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting and potluck 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cuyuna Range Community Center, Crosby.
Those coming are reminded to bring their own dishes, silver and something to share for the meal. Coffee will be provided. Hosting will be Alice DeChaine and Bob Lindroth.
Following the meeting and meal, Sally Mann and Lorraine Peterson will have piano music and a sing-a-long of favorite melodies.
All area senior citizens are invited and welcome to join the club. Annual dues are $1.
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