The American Legion in Brainerd will honor Veterans Day on Sunday with other veterans' organizations with a parade and program.
The parade will start at 10:40 a.m. Sunday from the American Legion, 708 Front St., continue down Seventh Street to Laurel Street and proceed to the All Veterans War Memorial at the Crow Wing County Courthouse with a program at 11 a.m.
Veterans Day program set at high school
The Brainerd School District will hold a Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Friday in the Brainerd High School gymnasium.
The featured speaker will be Col. Wayne Thomas Nelson, a 1965 graduate of BHS. Music will be performed by the Brainerd High School A Cappella Choir, the Symphonic Band and Orchestra. Colors will be presented by the American Legion Post No. 255 color guard.
Crow Wing Historical Society garage sale set
The Crow Wing County Historical Society will host a left-over garage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. The event will be held in the historic area at the fairground. Enter from the 13th Street gate entrance.
According to organizers, everything must go so they ask that people just make a fair offer on items. Some remaining items include a Christmas tree, tree stands, a nativity stable, two bikes, a sofa, a love seat, entertainment center, small appliances and many kitchen items.
Because of this event, the historical society museum will be closed Saturday.
This is a fund-raiser for the historical society. No artifacts from the museum are being sold.
District 12B results
to be canvassed Friday
ST. PAUL -- The State Canvassing Board will meet to certify election results in the special election in House District 12B at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Room 300 North of the State Office Building in St. Paul.
Board members include Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer, Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justices Edward C. Stringer and Joan Ericksen Lancaster and 10th District Court Judges John Edward Cass and Kenneth J. Maas.
Baxter youth Shelter program gets grant
BAXTER -- The Baxter Youth Shelter's Runaway/Homeless Program received a $842 grant from the Education Fund of "Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless."
The Runaway/Homeless Program was established in 1998 to provide young people who are in a runaway or homeless situation 24-hour-a-day access to safe shelter for up to 15 days. This federally funded program has served 76 runaway and homeless youths in Crow Wing County and surrounding counties.
Space available in Winter Wonderland Parade
There is still space available for those who would like to enter the Winder Wonderland Parade in Brainerd, which will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
The parade route will be in downtown Brainerd, starting on Laurel Street, proceeding up Seventh Street, turning on Maple Street and then down Eighth Street. Fireworks will take place at 5:45 p.m. over the historic Brainerd water tower.
There is no entry fee to participate in the parade. Santa Claus will be the parade marshal again this year. He will also attend the Brunch with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Call Brainerd Community Action at 829-5278 to receive a parade entry form.
Salvation Army Christmas program applications taken
Applications for The Salvation Army Christmas program will be taken from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday through Nov. 30 at The Salvation Army, 208 S. Fifth St., Brainerd.
Food baskets will provide food for Christmas dinner, an angel tree possibly will be able to provide new clothing for children and a used toy shop will be available at the time of pick-up.
New toys will be provided for children through a partnership between The Salvation Army and Toys For Kids.
Applications can be filled out at The Salvation Army. Applicants must bring a currently dated piece of mail and identification to sign up.
Workshop will teach women to protect themselves
NISSWA -- Nisswa Area Women of Today will host a seminar titled, "Unlearning Powerlessness," from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nisswa Community Center.
This workshop will explore the various causes of powerlessness in women and how powerlessness puts women at risk to be victimized, stalked, attacked, raped, taken hostage and murdered. The workshop will explore the verbal, mental, emotional, physical and environmental methods and tactics a perpetrator may use to gain power over women. Participants will be taught how to recognize these tactics and how to take evasive action to protect their environment and themselves physically. Women of all ages are invited to attend.
This seminar will be presented by two women with extensive backgrounds dealing with high risk situations, including domestic violence, hostage negotiations, critical incidents, stress management and self-defense. Because of the success and demand from the same seminar offered earlier this spring in Pine River, those who attended the first seminar are encouraged to also attend because new information will be provided.
Refreshments will be served. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Carole at (218) 587-2286 or Elise at (218) 568-8401.
CROSBY -- The publication of "Gourmet Grub: Cuyuna Range Roots & Recipes" has been delayed until mid-November.
The book, originally scheduled to be available Nov. 1, will not be available until Nov. 14 or 15.
The 468-page hard-cover book features 623 recipes, old and new. The book will be available by mail to those sending a check to Cuyuna Country Heritage Preservation Society, P.O. Box 68, Ironton, MN 56455.
Cost of the book is $29.95, plus $1.95 state sales tax. Books sent by mail will cost $6 for the first book and $4 for each additional book sent to the same address.
After they arrive, the books can also be picked up at the heritage office in the lower level of the First National Bank on main street in Crosby, and at several other locations, including Letty's bookstore and coffee shop and Nobles ice cream, fudge and gifts in downtown Crosby, the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby, Sweets n' Such during open hours in Emily, and Book World at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd.
Hours at the CCHPS office are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. For more information call the office at (218) 545-1166 or (218) 546-5233.
YMCA to host dance for sixth-, seventh-graders
The Brainerd Family YMCA will host a school dance for students in sixth and seventh grades from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Music General will provide entertainment. Cost is $5 per student.
Smoke-free restaurants sought for D-Day
The Great American SmokeOut Day (D-Day) is Nov. 15.
Restaurant owners interested in being smoke-free for the day can call the Crow Wing County Health Department at 824-1087 for materials/publicity.
Legion duck feed dinner set Saturday
William Goede, state American Legion commander from Plainview, will be the guest speaker at the 72nd annual duck feed dinner Saturday at the American Legion in Brainerd.
Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner at 6 p.m. All Legionnaires and Auxiliary members and their guests may attend. Cost is $7 per person and tickets may be purchased at the door.
Goede served in the Army during the Vietnam War and has held numerous Legion offices, including Plainview Post commander, First District commander and state membership chairman. On the national level he has served on the Naval Affairs Commission and the Americanism Council. In 1982 he represented Minnesota at the dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial.
The duck feed dinner started in Brainerd in 1929 as an event to help the local membership drive. Since then it has become a way to honor veterans of all past wars and is held each year near Veterans Day.
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