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Wednesday June 9, 2010 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota- Page 5 Art in the Park Continued from page 1 Riverwood Bank. You will be able to shop for treasures and gifts; visit with the local exhibitors and enjoy food and drinks at the park. Non-profit vendors that will be selling food throughout the day will be Bagley Senior Center (fry bread tacos/fry bread), Farm by the Lake (grilling brats) and Early Childhood Initiative. The festivities will conclude at 3 p.m. Bagley's Art in the Park will be held rain or shine, so please reserve the date on your calendar! Please join us on July 10 and enjoy the beauty of our park and the talents of our local artists! Exhibitors' space is available, and several artists have already reserved their space for this year's event. If you are interested in exhibiting your talents at Bagley's Art in the Park, please contact Wendy LaRoque at wincivfernPgvtel. corn or 218-694-2095. Concert in works Continued frompage 1 take this idea of a cultural festival and run with it," said Aage Carlsen, NELL Board chairman. "While many of the details, such as where, when and who, have been worked out, we are looking for someone with a creative streak who can help NELL provide a pleasant and educational experience for families who attend the afternoon festival," Carlsen said. Edevold added that the manager needs to be someone who has a knack for details and for bringing volunteers together, and who also has a sense of fun. She noted that NELL has provided several concerts in its past, usually with a Scandinavian theme, but wants to try a musical program featuring other types of ethnic music. "The Syttende Mai events, for example, have been successful, but we want to see what else we can do and not lock into a set theme," Edevold said. "The board decided to skip the Syttende Mai event this year and instead to look beyond Scandinavian music. That's not to say we won't do Syttende Mai again -- we simply want to try something new." The Global Festival is set for Saturday, Aug. 28, and will kick off NELL's fall season theme of "Exploring Cultures Around The World, Past and Present" during its eight-week fall series. For information, contact Tamara Edevold, 218-694- 2856. FIELD LIME SEMI LOTS $12 - Sis/rag Delivered to the , Bagley Area. Tom Warren (218) 556-8649 Soil Test Required How to Save Money: Read The Classifieds! Head Start kids learn about frogs Preschool aids Andrea Olson and Judy Nisley enjoy a picnic lunch with the preschoolers. On Wednesday, May 26, the Bagley Head Start Center and home-based programs went to Itasca State Park for an end of year fieldtrip. While at the park, the children and their families participated in a program on frogs with park naturalist Sandra Lichter. It was a great program that included a book read aloud about frogs and an art project on the life cycle of frogs. There was also the opportunity to view tadpoles and other pond life, such as damselfly larvae. After the program, everyone enjoyed a picnic in the park before heading back to Bagley. The weather was beautiful and it was a great day where everyone learned something new! If you would like more information about Head Start or an application, please call 1-888-778-4008 ext. 29. Andy Wells inducted into IDEA Hail of Fame IDEA Competition partners inducted Andy Wells into the IDEA Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 5 in Bemidji at the IDEA Competition Awards Banquet. The IDEA Hall of Fame was instituted by IDEA Competition partners to recognize and honor the accomplishments of the region's legacy innovators, those within the region who have inspired others with their entrepreneurial vision, leadership and achievement. Andy Wells is the epitome of an "idea man." In 1989, he launched Wells Technology with an investment of $1,300. Each year business grew, and in 2004 he began to work with the Fastenal Company to dex/elop an SBA approved mentor-protg6 agreement. With mentoring from Fastenal, Wells Technology expanded his workforce to 32 employees. Leading his company into major contracts for industrial supplies, he has been able to serve major corporations such as Coca- Cola, Tropicana, BAE Systems, General Dynamics, and Kraft Foods. While Andy was growing his business, he also saw many social problems arising from unemployment and poverty in northern Minnesota. With a desire to create jobs and employ economically disadvantaged people, Andy launched Wells Academy, a 501c3 non-profit school for industrial training. This apprenticeship program encourages positive-life values while providing marketable technical skills to economically disadvantaged employees. Today, Wells Technology is still focused on serving customers and community. The Wells Technologymanufacturing facility has grown to 32,000 square feet and produces over 12,000 different types of fasteners. Andy, a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, is a leader in his community through his roles on several local and state boards, community councils, economic development efforts, and as a mentor to other entrepreneurs. In 2009, he received the "Small Business Person of the Year" Andy Wells and the sculpture award given in recognition of his IDEA Hall of Fame induction. The commissioned piece was created by AI Belleveau. award from the Minnesota Small Business Administration and was personally congratulated by President Obama at the White House. The IDEA Competition is a project of Ingenuity Frontier, a collaboration of partners joined by a common purpose, to grow the economy of Northwest Minnesota by outfitting the next generation of homegrown innovators for success in the global marketplace. IDEA sponsors are Bremer Banks of Crookston and Warren, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, the Northwest Minnesota Fonndation, University of Minnesota, Crookston, 360 Center for Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence, and the Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center. IDEA was made possible through a generous grant from the Blandin Foundation. 00Husqvarna z.o.Vu.. Mow=as 16.5 hp Briggs & Stratton OHV Intek engine 30" deck, electric start Adjustable cutting from 1.5" to 4.5" in 1/2" increments i RZ3016 " Sale | TRIANGLE SALES & SERVICE HWY 2 W BAGLEY 218-694-6257 Ava Boe and Nevaeh Goodwin explore baby tadpoles. CALENDARS! Welcome to the 104 = Annual Clearwater County Fair Aug. 4 to Aug. 8 Showcasing the memories from the 103 "a Clearwater County Fair celebration! Your Calendar Contribution last year resulted in the following projects in progress at the Fairgrounds: General maintenance & improvements Improvements to the horse exhibit area. Besides the above, your calendar donation also helps us purchase prize ribbons; helps us continue free gate admission and parking; and this year we plan to pave a walkway through the midway, plus make improvements to the swine You can help us continue improvements by simply purchasing a calendar from any Fair Board member: AI Paulson, Ted Olson, Duane Hayes, Mark Larson, Cheryl Crrover, Dee Strandlien, Betty Johnson, Amy Lewis, Alton Walker, Mark Titera, Sam Kerr, Cindy Benson, Alroy Lewis, Kelly Christensen, Scott Fawver, Tom Anderson, Sue VanMill, Kraig Fontaine, AI Rasmussen, Curt Nyegaard, Mary Ann Erickson. They are also available from: Mark's Hardware in Bagley; Great Northern Bar & Grill, Bagley; Marry Bros. Inc.; Main Street Tavern; Leonard Cafe; Bagley Co-op Elevator; 1  National Bank; Extension Office. throughout the year! Every day all tickets are put into the drawing, and even those drawn are put back into the drawing pool, so every day is a new contest. 350 Daily prizes of $20 each 10 Special prizes of S50 to $300 Cost per calendar Only s20 / ,f Only 1,250 calendars have been printed, so the odds of winning are pretty darn goot A total of $8,400 in prize money will be awardea Mail order: Send check of $22.50 ($2.50 is for postage and handling) made out to the Clearwater County Agriculture Society, c/o AI Paulson, 32488 Dahlberg Lake Rd., Shevlin, MN 56676. Bonnie Eck, RN, CNP Patty Lokken, RN, CNP Mark Peterson, MD Esther Potti, MD Andre Spence, MD Matthew Viscito, MD Michael Yard, DO Brenda Wolf, NP SERVICES lt CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! Bagley Clinic (218) 694-2384 or 877-697-4548 Clearbrook Clinic (218) 776-3124 4 Aur ra Clinic I! Bagley & Clearbrook