Mission Fire and Rescue Department will host its fourth annual haunted hayride Saturday at Mission Park.
Gates open at 5 p.m., and little goblins will share a not-too-scary 20-minute Trail of Terror at 6 p.m. The trail will be revamped for an adult hayride that begins at 8 p.m.
While waiting for their ride through the "Trail of Terror," people can go through the maze, which has been re-designed. People also can hang around the bonfire and listen to music provided by the DJ. Food will be available for purchase, as will T-shirts and glow necklaces.
Admission, which covers the maze and hayride, is $6 for children 11 and under and $8 for adults 12 and over. A $1 discount will be applied to the regular ticket price if either the coupon from the Web site (www.missionfiredepartment.com) or a food shelf item is presented at the gate.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards purchasing additional EMS and firefighting equipment. Equipment purchased through the fundraisers will include four-gas monitors, ATV and rescue sled, thermal imaging camera, AED's, pagers and radios.
Mission Fire is always looking for volunteers, site builders and site sponsors for the event. If you have a group or business that would like to help and would like more information about, or need directions to, Mission Fire and Rescue Department's Haunted Hayride, visit the Web site at www.missionfiredepartment.com.
Carbon sequestration credits, payments class scheduled Nov. 14
Carbon Credit Payments: Benefits to Minnesota Landowners will be held from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the County Courthouse Auditorium, 415 S. Jefferson St., Wadena.
This class is intended to help educate landowners and the public about carbon sequestration credits or payments. Farmers, grassland and woodland owners have an opportunity to receive payments for conservation tillage methods or recent plantings of perennial grasses and trees by selling carbon credits through the Chicago Climate Exchange. The carbon credits are purchased by companies to help aid and abate the global climate change through carbon sequestration.
Carbon can be stored in the soil, wetlands and permanent grass or tree plantings. Carbon sequestration or "holding" helps reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide, which is one of several greenhouse gases contributing to climate change. Currently, carbon credit payments are being offered to low-till planted crops fields, new grassland and tree plantings. There also are carbon payments for on-farm methane digesters. In this class, participants will learn more about how to qualify for carbon credit payments and how these plantings sequester carbon.
This is a Woodland Advisor elective class. The public is invited to attend. Woodland Advisor is a program of the Minnesota Forestry Association, the University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. This class is also sponsored by the Central Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership.
The cost of attending this class is $20. This class has a maximum capacity of 50 participants. Pre-registration is required. To register for this class visit: http://cfc.cfans.umn.edu/wa/ or contact Sue Crotty at (888) 241-0720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brainerd Kiwanis Club names new officers
The Brainerd Kiwanis Club recently announced its officers for 2007-2008 (beginning Oct. 1):
Anita Supinski, president; Mike Lambert, president-elect; Mike Dillon, vice president/sergeant at arms; Andrew Miles, secretary; and Steve Dickinson, treasurer. New board members will be Mary Pederson, Joy Larson, Cliff Hess, Jim Tousignant, Mike Hueberger, and Gary Bluth.
The Brainerd Kiwanis Club is geared to the needs of children worldwide and in the Brainerd area. Service projects include Kiwanis Park, Community Clean-up Blitz, Bring Up Grades for elementary students, safety and recreational programs for youth, literacy through reading and donations of books for young children.
The Kiwanis Club meets at noon Mondays at the Red Roof Inn.
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