Central Lakes College will host a regional conference of the American Technical Education Association at Madden's Resort and the Staples campus of Central Lakes College Thursday and Friday.
Presenters for the conference include CLC instructors Dan Gunderson, diesel equipment; Bruce Fuhrman and Mike Vogt, photographic imaging; Dave Bissonette, mechanical drafting and design; Leon Dahlvang, communication art and design; Steve Schluender, heavy equipment operation and maintenance; Nathan Peterson and Greg Scheler, robotics automated systems; Chuck Lund, Ron and Dar Houle, computer technology; Michael Amick, online learning; and Darci Goeden, university nursing collaboration. Kim Scott, director of nursing and allied health programs, and Don Pfeffer, veterans' center director, also are presenters.
CLC instructors will lead a horticulture and natural resources tour of the area to introduce attendees to the lakes, woods and golf courses. Tours for health division attendees will be offered to Lakewood Health System in Staples and Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center.
DFL U.S. Senate forum will be Oct. 28 at Breezy Point center
BREEZY POINT - A DFL U.S. Senate Forum will be conducted at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Breezy Point Convention Center. The forum, sponsored by the Cass and Crow Wing County DFL, will feature Mike Ciresi, Jim Cohen, Al Franken and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and area DFL legislators.
Interested persons may meet and greet the candidates at 2 p.m. The forum will follow at 3 p.m. and a dinner is at 5 p.m. Tickets (a $30 donation) are available by mailing a check to the Crow Wing County DFL, P.O. Box 254, Brainerd, MN 56401.
Snowmobile club open house planned
NISSWA - The Gull Lake Drifter's Snowmobile Club will host its third annual open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Drifter's building just south of Dick Park's Gas in Nisswa. Follow the signs. There will be free brats and pop and coffee and free trail maps. It's a great opportunity to check out trail grooming equipment and enjoy the great company of fellow snowmobilers. Groomer rides will be available.
For more information, contact Ted Schaefer at 963-2265 or Jon Ferrian at 963-3399.
Morrison commissioner receives state disability award
Morrison County Commissioner Jeff Schilling recently received the Community Living Award from the Minnesota State Council on Disability.
One of the ways that the state council reaffirms its mission to empower the lives of individuals living with a disability is to identify those individuals and organizations whose work in the disability community is exemplary. The Community Living Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary and meritorious service to the community.
In a news release, the council said, "Commissioner Schilling has shown that extraordinary and meritorious service to the community in both his roles as Morrison County Commissioner for District No. 2 and as a custodian for a local parochial school. As part of Morrison County's management team, Jeff is responsible for developing and approving plans to assist individuals with disabilities within the various county departments and county organizations including public transit, health services, financial services, assisted living services, educational services and other services. Jeff is a key player in advancing services to the disabled."
Schilling will be recognized at the Minnesota State Council on Disability Awards Luncheon on Oct. 25 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul.
Brainerd homecoming parade winners
Saturday's parade winners from the 2007 Homecoming: Our Community Celebration in Brainerd are:
Best of parade, Brainerd High School marching band.
Nonprofit, Class of 1954.
Royalty, Brainerd homecoming royalty.
Open class, senior class cabinet and Brainerd Cheer Team.
Commercial, Music General.
Band, Forestview Pep Band.
Marching, American Legion and VFW Combined Color Guard.
Dance line, Just For Kix.
School, Garfield Elementary School.
Wines of France class offered
A Northern Lights Wine Club class on the Wines of France will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Beanery Internet Cafe in Aitkin.
Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
The informal class will explore the wines of France and the history of its growing regions. Students will learn the proper pronunciation of French wine terms and how to read French wine labels, while also sampling several red and white wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Loire, Beaujolais and Alsace. Students can gain an understanding of the grape varietals used in each appellation and enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of French wines.
A small assortment of appetizers will be available.
For more information, call the Beanery Internet Cafe at (218) 927-7811 or Ross Otto at (218) 343-4410 or visit www.northernlightswine.com.
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