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Wednesday2010 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota - Page 4 II News Bytes -- FAIR RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS NAMED: Clearwater County Fair Board conducts a year-long raffle to help raise funds for general purposes and improvements at the fairgrounds. Winners of the daily $20 drawings last week were: Zach Carlson of Shevlin; Mike Sorenson of Sauage, Minn.; Richie Langseth of Leonard; Renee Engebratson of Leonard; Karen Matson of Fosston; Wayne Wilde of Shevlin; Linda Nordlund of Clearbrook. CL E ARBRO O K CENTENNIAL/ALL SCHOOL REUNION COFFEE PARTY former and current Clearbrook Gonvick School staff and alumni are invited to a time of visiting and refreshments on Friday, June 25 at the Clearbrook Community Center Banquet room from 1-4 p.m. NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS OF MINNESOTA (NAMI Minnesota) will hold a free, one-day education workshop that provides families and individuals with information on mental illnesses, practical coping strategies, and hope for recovery. The workshop will be held in Bemidji at Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Drive, on Saturday, June 26, from 9-3. Registration is requested. For information or to register, call NAMI Minnesota at 1-888-NAMI-Helps. For a list of other classes and support groups, go to SIMPLE GRACE will be performing on June 10 at the First Baptist Church starting at 7 p.m. FRONT-PORCH FAMILY STYLE MUSIC is coming to the Lengby Baptist Church on Sunday, June 13 at 7 p.m. They will be sharing a message of hope and encouragement for every family member. NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SELF- HELP SUPPORT GROUP and Care Partners groups will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, in Bemidji at North Country Regional Hospital in Education Rooms A & B. Please use the East entrance and follow the signs. If you or someone you know has MS, you are encouraged to attend. w June 14-19 Monday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes. Tuesday: Pork chop, roasted potatoes, beets. Wednesday: Spaghetti with Italian sauce. Thursday: Sue's taco. Friday: Chicken and dumplings, peas. Saturday: Breakfast fundraiser pancakes & french toast. Meals include: vegetable, dessert, fresh baked bread, coffee, milk. Please register for meals at least the day before. Call 694-6873). Gift certificates are available for meals at the center or for Meals on Wheels. Call Kay 694-6873. For more information please call 218-751-1879 or 218-444-3937. For more information on Multiple Sclerosis, please call 1-800-FIGHT-MS or visit the website at www. mssociety, org. SONS OF NORWAY Granlund Lodge 240 will meet Thursday evening, June 10 th at the Embassy Community Center at the comer of 3 d and N. Eaton Ave. in Fosston. Mary Sletesmo, Sons of Norway District Representative of Detroit Lakes, will attend. An attendance girl will be awarded as well. After the meeting, refreshments will be served. NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) of Minnesota sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Brainerd at 7 p.m., on the second Thursday of the month at Our Place, 606 Front St. For information, call Rich at 218-792-5881. ZION WELCA meets Monday, June 14 at the Zion Church with Bible study at 2 p.m. Soup, sandwiches and bars will be served from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Everyones welcome! CLEARWATER TRAIL BLAZERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB will meet Monday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Leonard Caf6. Bagley High School and Flyer Pride will host the SPRING SPORTS ATHLETIC BANQUET on Monday, June 14 at the high school cafeteria area. Teams that will be recognized include: varsity and junior varsity baseball, softball, boys and girls golf teams and boys and girls track teams. The dinner will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. "YUMMY, THAT'S GOOD" BRUNCH will be held Wednesday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Center- downtown McIntosh. The brunch will feature speaker Colleen Keen. Reservations due by Monday, June 21. Call Bea 694-6118, Marie 435- 2554, Arlene 563-2085, Barbara 687-3431, Beverly 776-3897 or Avis 935-5307. Brunch is sponsored by the Pine to Prairie Women's Connection. MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS BOARD will meet June 18 at 9 a.m:, at the Cass County Govt. Bldg. (Land Dept Bldg.), 248 Washburn Ave. E in Backus. For more information on the MHB, call 218-947-7524 or the local Planning and ZOning Administrator of your county. MINERVA POTLUCK: Minerva Township will host a potluck fundraiser on July 3 at the Town Hall. Purpose of the fundraiser is to build a picnic shelter. See ad in this issue for details. SIDEWALK PARKING is not permitted in the City of Bagley. Those parking on sidewalks may find a ticket on their windshield. Fireworks fund Continued from page 1 I think I have it pretty tough or a difficult time, that star reminds me that I really don't have it so bad. The moms and dads of wartime soldiers, the soldiers fighting battles daily, define the word 'difficult,'" said Hallan. Today, he noted, the U.S. government does not provide a cloth gold star, instead a gold star pin is provided. "In recent years the Memorial Day service has taken on more meaning. The one that sticks out is the first one after my father passed away. I told Art I was going to opt out of the color guard duties this year. I took my lawn chair and went over to Dad's gravesite and he and I took in the service together. There wee a few tears that morning, some chuckles as I thought of some of Dad's quirks, but most of the time was simply sitting there taking in the service and reflecting. The thing I remember was I was in complete awe of all the number of flags on headstones representing deceased men and women of military service - here in small town U.S.A., Bagley - one small cemetery among thousands across American recognizing their fallen soldiers." Hallan also told about his father's family. There were 10 children, six of them boys. During World War II all six boys were in the military at the same time. One, Orville, did not return and is buried in Bagley. On his mother's side, as already mentioned, the only son of four children was lost. "As I sat there that beautiful Monday morning, I also though of all the Dads and Moms who sent their sons and daughters off to defend their country. Some, like my grandparents, never to see them alive again. It does bring us to the reality that the freedoms we enjoy today in this great nation have not come cheaply, and it continues today in places around the world like Iraq and Afghanistan in the never-ending battles of fighting terrorism." After singing a few tearful bars of the Lee Greenwood Parker Henry Boe, age 7, sings the "Star Spangled Banner." son , "Proud to be an g ,, , Fran Palmer has been a leader of the Jr. Auxiliary for many years. American, Hallan said, 'And  . -, ,, "*i ii" ';'/ '" 'j " so today I stand before you for a loved one. But we came   ....... '_3 a proud American, a proud tbr the most important reason,  [ - -%,' %o, veteran, but ever so proud of to honor and thank those who  being from and representing have given service to this the . , this small community, where greatest nation on the face of  " : :/ - .... today, like me, just a bunch the earth." ,  ........... , of common ordinary people In closing, he said, 'Thank ( -:' . ..... have gathered, to pause, to you, God bless you, and God ,. reflect, to perhaps shed a tear bless America. ' See notice in this week's paper for Be sure to check the LEGAL ::  details. NOTICES in this newspaper  iY- ,, to learn when various town and [ DATES TO REMEMBER: other governing boards hold their i Mark your calendar and start your meetings. The notices also include  1 project planning and action for the minutes from the City of Bagley Clearwater County Fair, which and the Bagley School District, as  .. will be held Aug. 4-8. Art in the well as other notices of importance  ,  to the general public. Park and Crazy Dayz July 10. Breakfast on the Farm is June 26. The Jr. Auxiliary helps in the program every year by placing poppies onto white crosses. They'e include: (seated) Serena Hromidko; (fi'om left, front row) McKenna Melbo, Maria Melbo;' (back) Resia Hromidko, Jenna Kaiser, Mariah Gregory, Kelsey Glime, Tracy Palmer, Fran ! Palmer of the Legion Auxiliary, Hayle Glime, and Loretta Hromidko of the Legion Auxiliary.i' [ Three generations joined voices to sing during the program: (from left) Sallie Tronnes, daughter Wenesdai Goldstein and granddaughter Brianna Bishop. BAGLEY LIONS CLUB meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the D & R Cafd. New members' men and women are welcome. Questions call 694-2476. J % , OPEN , I I , NOW! , I I I Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. I I. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ! 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IMMUHIZATION CLINIC TUESDAY IN BAGLEY Immunizations fir Hepalitis B (HBV), Diptheria, Tetanus and Acellular Petussis (DtaP), llaemophihts Influenza type B (HIB), Polio and Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) will be given by the Clearwater County Nursing Service in Bagley on Tuesday, June 15 at the lormer Chihl Care Center building across from the Courthouse. Clinic hours are from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. We are asking $10.00 for immunizations provided to chihtren eligible for the MnVFC program. Screening will be done at the clinic site for eligibility. All others receiving 'acci,,:s will net:d to pay based on an hmnunization Price ,chedule. Minnesota Care and MA will pay lor immunizations. Please bring our card to the clinic. Immunization services provided at these clinics should not be ;ubstituted l(r the child's usual well-child visits with his or her physician. ] Please bring your child's immunization record to the office.