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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota - Page 3 ~pulse on people ~ Joshua I". Anderson of Clearbrook majoring in Electrical Engineering and Jordan S. Westrum of Leonard majoring in Pharmacy were named to the fall 2009 Deans List at North Dakota State University. Jacob Vant Hul of Bagley was named to the Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher for fall semester 2009 at Alexandria Technical College. Jacob's major is welding technology. Warm up your wintertime workout Kids lift spirits The school children from de;rbrook/Gonvick School came to visit with residents of Clearbrook Good Samaritan Society on Thursday the 14 'h. It is always extra fun to have the kids visit. Pictured with students are Babe Roberts, Adabelle Sather, and Clara Eck. Step into a health care Adult education in Clearbrook-Gonvick, Bagley and the surrounding area is offering a class, free of charge, to prepare adult students seeking to improve their employment opportunities in the fast growing health care field. The Pre-Health Care Providers Program will provide you with the skills necessary to successfully complete a college degree. A certificate of completion, recognized by Minnesota State Universities and Community Colleges, will be awarded to those who complete the program. If you are .16 years of age or older, not currently enrolled in high school, working in or have past work experience in a health care setting, you may qualify for our program. Some supportive services monies are available for gas and child care expenses by application. You will be expected to attend two three-hour sessions per week for 10 weeks, plus clinicals and homework. The total time commitment is approximately 100 hours. The program will begin in early February and extend into May. The times, days and location career will be determined based on the needs of qualifying students. Completion of all assignments and 95 percent attendance will be required. Curriculum topics will include: study skills; college level reading, writing and math; ethics; communications skills; medical terminology; health care careers; and clinical skills. If you are interested or have questions, call 694-3232 immediately or come to one of the following Adult Education sites during regular class hours to complete an assessment which will help determine or eligibility: Bagley: Alternative Learning Center, Park Ave. (across from TEAM Industries), Mon., 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or Thurs., 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clearbrook: Clear Waters Life Center (old high school), 256 2 "d Ave., SW, Tuesdays, 6:00- 8:00 p.m. & Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Gonvick: Community Center, Main St., Thurs., 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Deadline for completion of assessment is Jan. 28, 2010. 60 th Birthday Jessica & Family If winter has put a chill on your outdoor exercise routine, spinning - or indoor cycling training - may be the perfect alternative. Whether you choose to take classes or exercise at home on your own bike, you can get a god cardio workout and bum off any extra holiday pounds. You'll need a customizable stationary bike with a resistance knob, a bottle of water, and a towel. Adjust the seat and handlebars to fit you legs and arms, and you're ready to go. In class, the instructor will guide you through a simulated bike ride. As you ascend and descend "hills" and "mountains," you'll adjust your position on the bike and the resistance knob to resemble real-life rides. Upbeat music will help keep you motivated throughout the workout. Happy 40 th Anniversary! Ja20 Sandy & Les Hinrichs The children of Les & Sandy would like to invite you to an open house for their 40 'h wedding anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 30 th at 3:00 p.m. at Steve Leavitt & Kelly Hinrichs residence. You have seen the picture hours of your time, one day of the Board of Directors at a week, please call and let us your Senior Center. But there know. We would love to have March for Life at are many more volunteers who yourhelp! State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 22 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will hold the 2010 MCCL March for Life at the State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 22. The purpose of the MCCL March for Life is to commemorate the 52 million unborn babies' lives lost to abortion and to call for legislation to protect all innocent human life, including pregnant women and their unborn children. MCCL will announce its 2010 legislative agenda at the event. Pro-life Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Norm Coleman and state lawmakers are expected to participate in the brief MCCL program that begins at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22 marks the date of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Minnesota has lost more than 543,000 lives to abortion since these 1973 court decisions, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The MCCL March for Life is the largest annual event held at the Capitol, regularly attracting thousands of people. Date: Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, Time: MCCL March begins at 12 noon, MCCL Program begins at 12:30 p.m. on Capitol front steps, Place: State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul MCCL is Minnesota's oldest and largest pro-life organization with more than 70,000 member families and 200 chapters across the state. MCCL has been dedicated for 41 years to the single issue of life itself. For more information about the MCCL March for Life, visit give of their time regularly at the Center. You know that we have the two best cooks! You have enjoyed the scrumptious food that Susan Olson and Roger Person prepare and serve to all who come. Kitchen volunteers Alice Kortan, Shirley Colligan, Yvette Baron and bread baker Becky Agnew, plus workers Helen Johnson and Carla Fredrickson complete our current kitchen crew. We can use more help. In the Thrift Room you will find Vivian Torkildson, Ruby Bergquist, Connie Larson, Val Snebold and Marlene Sorenson. New year, new faces, and new policies. The best bargain is the $1 bag day only on Fridays. Come on in! Decorating volunteers Ruth LaFontaine and Doris Holm keep your Center looking inviting and attractive, for each season of the year. Enjoy! Volunteers Zola Peterson and Bea Fredrickson assist Kay Peterson in the office. If you would like to give a few The Craft Shoppe under the capable management of Opal Friborg is the "best kept secret" at the Center. It is here that crafters can display their specialties on consignment, and the center receives a small percent of the purchase price. This is a "must see" vital comer of your Senior Center. So many have said, "It is the best gift shop in Bagley. Don't miss it on your next visit! Remember the coffee is always on! Looking ahead, remember those hot caramel rolls and coffee every Friday morning at 9 a.m. The monthly breakfast fundraiser is the last Saturday of each month. The January 30 breakfast will include, french toast, pancakes served with sausage, etc. Please note the correction of the date in the paper. Next week we will introduce the many volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels five days a week! Would you like to be one of them? iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiii00iii00ii iii0000iii ii iiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!i!i00 GRANGER FAMILY COMMUNITY BENEFIT Chili & Cornbread Feed Fundraiser Friday, Jan. 22 5:00 p.m. Solway Bar & Grill Live Music ~ Help us restore 20 lost years from a house fire. Visit for more information & donations. ii Kaylee Ann GRAHDPAREH00 ] HEEDED! An opportunity to r r - GIVE BACK 'i I to our community  I through service ,l I has presented  I itselfi Luthera I Social Services is a non-profit organization that provides several services including Senior Companions and the Grandparent Program for the Bagley Community. At the present time there is an urgent need for individuals who enjoy working with children. We need to fill several volunteer Grandma and Grandpa positions in our local schools! For more information please call: Sue Olson (Lead Volunteer) at (218) 694-2883 Huffington asks Americans to move their money The founder of the Huffington Post, the influential news Web site, is calling for all Americans to switch their banking accounts and business from big banks to community banks. Arianna Huffington is promoting her grassroots "move your money" campaign, which includes an explanatory video with a theme from the movie It's a Wonderful Life, to help create a stronger financial system, one person at a time. She sharply criticizes the largest banks for taking federal bailout money without making efforts to increase their lending to everyday Americans. Huffington wrote, "The idea is simple: If enough people who have money in one of the big four banks move it into smaller, more local, more traditional community banks, then collectively we, the people, will have taken a big step toward re-rigging the financial system so it becomes again the productive, stable engine for growth it's meant to be." The campaign reflects ICBA's leadership in building public awareness of the problems of too-big-to-fail and distinguishing community banks from mega-institutions. ICBA's innovative "My Community, My Bank" campaign allows community bank customers and the general public, to send messages to Congress on these issues. Thus far, the campaign has resulted in tens of thousands of letters to Capitol Hill on the dangers of too-big-to-fail. Community bankers can continue to help build support by linking to the site. View "Move Your Money" Campaign. Congratulations to Christian Fraley and Kelsi Nickles of Bemidji on the birth of their daughter Kaylee Ann who was born Jan. 14, 2010 at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji. She weighed seven lbs. and nine ounces. Grandparents are Ray and Vikki Wilcowski of Bagley, and Toni and Paul Evans of Tenstrike, Minn. Ja20 What the Bible says about money Joseph Nelson of Stewardship Investments will be speaking at Calvary Evangelical Free Church on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited .to this presentation as Joseph speaks about: What the Bible says about money, spending plan, common financial mistakes and how to avoid them, and biblical investing. Joseph will also be available to talk with interested people on a more personal level or to make an appointment if they would like more information. Calvary Evangelical Church is located at 13 Bagley Ave. Securities' offered through Sigma Financial Corporation, member FINRA/FIPC. Joseph E Nelson, 24414 Daniel Lake Dr, Bagley MN 56621. Phone (218) 785-2962. Read the ,eilassifieds! Hill River Electri :  Commercial & Residential Locate broken underground & repair Ted Berglund A Master Electrician tberglund@gvtel, com Electric Heat Installations FREE ESTIMATES Gully: (218) 268-4013 FREE hearing exams. tfc A Beltone Specialist will be available for a computerized hearing exam. If you have trouble hearing, there may be several solutions (with or without hearing aids.) You owe it to yourself and your loved ones get help. @Beltone Clearwater Clinic Wednesday, Jan. 27  1-4 p.m. ! .866.738-8028 Limited appointments. Call today. My grandfather, when in his nineties, wrote me a letter in which ..........................................................................................................................................................  ................................................ ,,, =;:=::::7::i he listed everything he and my uncle had eaten in the past week. ........................ That was the news. I love this poem by Nancyrose Houston of ND Licensed/MN Certified "No hearing loss should be ignored." Hearing Instrument Speciafist Seattle for the way it plays with the character of those letters from home that many of us have received. The Letter From Home What is Assisted 00zvzng 00'ms. ,Ji_, Our home alternative gives the family 'l all of the following W plus-PEACE OF MIND. Anyone caring for an elderly parent(s) realizes how difficult and demanding this can be. Inability for 24 hour attention brings concern for safety and well-being. Is he/she all right? Did he/she take their medication? Did he/she eat their lunch? Our growing concerns can be met with a unique and cost-effective alternative: The Garden Place Assisted Living, Plus offers support and assistance in an apartment setting with private bedrooms. The affordable monthly fee covers room rent, laundry, housekeeping, 3 nutritionally balanced meals, including snacks, plus 24 hour supervision, all aspects of personal cares, medication administration' monitoring medical problems and activities individually designed. Call Sunny at (218) 358-0442 for a tour or more information. THE GARDEN PLACE Assisted Living Plus 421 6 th Street Bagley, MN 56621 The dogs barked, the dogs scratched, the dogs got wet, the dogs shook, the dogs circled, the dogs slept, the dogs ate, the dogs barked; the rain fell down, the leaves fell down, the eggs fell down and cracked on the floor; the dust settled, the wood floors were scratched, the cabinets sat without doors, the trim without paint, the stuffpiled up; I loaded the dishwasher, I unloaded the dishwasher, I raked the leaves, I did the laundry, I took out the garbage, I took out the recycling, I took out the yard waste. There was a bed, it was soft, there was a blanket, it was warm, there were dreams, they were good. The corn grew, the eggplant grew, the tomatoes grew, the lettuce grew, the strawberries grew, the blackberries grew; the tea kettle screamed, the computer keys clicked, the radio roared, the TV spoke. "Will they ever come home?" "Can't I take a break?" "How do others keep their house clean?" "Will I remember this day in fifty years?" The sweet tea slipped down my throat, the brownies melted in my mouth. My mother cooked, the apple tree bloomed, the lilac bloomed, the mimosa bloomed, I bloomed. Reprinted from Wake Up In Brightness: Poetry & Prose by Students 2008-2009, Writers in the Schools, 2009, by permission of Seattle Arts & Lectures. Introduction copyright 2009 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.