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Wednesday July 21, 2010 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota - Page 4 Common Sense Prosecution Balanced with Public Safety and Justice Contributions may be directed to: Committee to Elect Jesse Mickels i/I .................. P.O. Box 364, Bagley, MN 56621 Paidadvertisementsponsoredby:TheFamilyof]ennings&ClariceSunderland Last year the Bagley Park Board asked the City Council to purchase rafts for the city beach area on Lake Lomond. These rafts were put out because people felt there was not enough for kids to do at the beach. So the rafts were purchased and put in the lake in 2009. The city has heard many good comments, but the rafts are now at risk of being taken out. One of the two rafts was ordered removed Monday, July 19. This stems from the fact that some people think it is funny to pull up the weights el 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: Harlan Highberg, Richard Netalnd, Kyle Grover, Pat Kubiak all of Bagley; Todd Staehnke of Shevlin; Alice Faye Sexton of Moorhead; Tom Jones of Clearbrook. BAGLEY HIGH SCHOOL will be holding it's annual Fall Sports meeting for parents and student-athletes on Thursday, July 29 beginning at 7 p.m. in the High School cafeteria. The general meeting will start at 7 p.m. and will be followed by the individual sport meetings. Coaches will discuss the expectations of their programs and review participation guidelines and schedules. All eligibility paperwork must be Completed and fees paid before Students may participate. Each student must have a current physical (within the past three years) on file before you are eligible to participate. This meeting is for students in grades 7-12 interested in participating in football, volleyball, boys and girls cross country or girls swimming. BAGLEY FLYERS FOOTBALL PROGRAM is hosting it's annual summer camp for grades 4-6 on July 26-28 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $20 and includes a camp t-shirt. Registrations will be accepted at the camp. T H R I V E N T MEMEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS bring a guest or two and come find out who is after your money and ID. Guest speaker will be Sheriff Mike Erickson on Saturday, July 24 at Grace Free Lutheran Church in Bagley, at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. This eventis sponsored by Thrivent for Lutheran Clearwater Co. LIFELONG PLANNING TIRED? You may have sleep apnea. and let the rafts drift. Others feel they should tip the rafts on end and rock them. This is not only dangerous, but it is also damaging to the rafts. Someone may get hurt by all this "playing around." The rafts are now in jeopardy of being taken out of the water and never put back in. There has been extra weight put on the rafts to hold them down, but someone is still finding the time to let them go. The rafts have been found adrift three or four times already this summer. All parents and adults on the beach need to get after the kids II SEMINAR SERIES "Legal Issues" a legal perspective on conversations aging parents should have with family involving getting their affairs in order and ensuring peace of mind. Presented by: Ron Carpenter, Attorney, Carpenter and Wangberg, P.A. Friday, August 6 at noon in the NCRH Education Center. Sitting down with your parents or family to discus s legal issues can be uncomfortable. Often, families havenot discussed how they view the end of their lives, and what preparations they have made. This seminar will provide you with communication strategies and considerations for important discussions and may help in opening a dialogue with your parents. A light lunch is catered by the NCRH Dining Services. Please RSVP to 333-5505 by August 3. LENGBY BAPTIST CHURCH will hold a family night on Sunday, July 25, at 7 p.m. The Stringfields will perform. There will be refreshments after the music. Everyone is welcome to come and listen. THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) of Minnesota is offering a free educational course that helps families gain a greater understanding of mental illness, discuss resources, build communication skills, reduce stress and find support. Over 3,000 Minnesota families have benefited from this course. Join others for this series taught by family members who have walked the walk. The Family-to-Family course meets weekly for 12 weeks and will meet in Brainerd on Mondays, starting Aug. 9, 6:30-9, at Northern Pines MH Center, 520 NW 5th Street. To register (required), call Jim or Donna at 218-829-2573. For information about NAMI Minnesota's other programs of education and support, call 1- 888-NAMI-Helps. e on the rafts if they see them trying to tip them. They can also report to the park attendant or the police what is happening and by whom. Anyone caught tampering with the rafts will be turned in to the police and banned from the beach. The Bagley Park[ Board worked hard to get funding for two rafts for the swimmers, but now some "rotten apples" are ruining the fun for tl ose who utilize the beach. The Park Board may decide to simply sell the rafts. One of the city rafts waits at the boat landing for removal. The one remaining raft floats in the background, and it, too, is threatened with removal if vandals continue to set the raft adrift and abuse it. Kids-make a Visit your local LARL branch library or LINK Site to pick up a reading log (or download and print one at youth) and start (or continue) reading! You may read books yourself, listen to audiobooks, have someone else read books to you, or do some of each. When you have completed 15 books or 15 hours, bring your completed reading log to your local branch or LINK Site for a prize. KEEP ON READING! After completing the SRP Reading log, pick up a Read Every Day reading log (or download and print one at Keep track of the books/time you spend reading the rest of the summer for a chance to win a prize at the end of August. Submit as many Read Every Day logs as you want! Check out the LARL events calendar for special summer reading events in your area. Teens-make waves @ your library! Visit your local LARL branch library or LINK Site to pick up a reading log (or download and print one at and start reading! Read 15 books or 15 hours and return the reading log to the library to be entered in a splash: Read! weekly drawing. Remember, audiobooks, magazines and websites all count toward your summer reading goals. Teens can submit online book reviews at through August 31 to have your name entered in an end-of-the-year drawing. Check out the LARL events calendar for special ummer reading, events in your area. These programs are free and are designed to encourage children and teens to read over the summer months. Studies show that students who read over the summer are better prepared for school success in the fall. The LARL Summer Reading Program makes summer reading more fun with good books, special events and reading incentives. LARL serves the residents of Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Wilkin counties, with branch libraries in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, Mclntosh and Moorhead and LINK sites in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrnm, Lake Park, Rothsay, Shelly, Twin Valley and Ulen. More information online at Region 2 Arts Council The Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) which serves Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties recently awarded $52,000 in Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants to area artists and non-profit organizations. Funding for the Arts and Cultural Heritage grants resulted form the Minnesota Land and Legacy Amendment supported by Minnesota voters in November 2008 Awards from these grants will be used to create arts access to populations that lack arts opportunities, provide arts education experiences, or bridge cultural gaps using art as the catalyst. Artists and non-profits that received financial support for their projects in our area included: Clear Waters Life Center, Clearbrook, which will use $3,018 of funding to assist in hiring two artists to work with the community through a series of workshops for the purpose of designing and fabricating an outdoor sculpture for the Center. The next grant deadline for Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants is Aug. 12. The R2AC encourages artists and nonprofits who have ideas about art projects to call the office at 751-5447 or 800-275-5447 and discuss how various grant opportunities might assist in covering costs of those projects. Information about all R2AC grants, no-risk workshops, arts contacts, and other useful tools can be found at "In The Pines" (West side of the fairgrounds) Saturday, August 7th Sunday, August 8th Items including: Log Furniture, Custom Embroidery, Quilting, Crafts, Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Watkins, Avon, Baked Goods, Books, Wool Mittens, Scentsy Candles & Flea Market Items For more information contact: Laura @ 694-2656 July 26-30 Monday: Spagetti with meat sauce, green salad, garlic bread, cupcakes. Tuesday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, beets. Wednesday: Beef tips over noodles, green beans, fruit. Thursday: BBQ chicken, potato salad. Friday: Chicken salad, muffin, fruit. 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. Don't Buy Anything... Until you've checked our classified section! Dodge traffic, crowds and tired feet. Find your best buy through the Classifieds! Services and merchandise are on display, at your leisure! Read them and select for the best buy around! FARMERS INDEPENDENT Bagley, MN - 694-6265 A firm named STAR has contracted to provide maintenance to Clearwater Polk's in-service utility poles. This necessary routine maintenance serves a three-fold purpose: 1) To inspect the integrity of the wood pole and verify its fitness for continued service. 2) To extend the life of the pole by maintaining it with an effective wood preservative targeted in a specific, typically vulnerable to decay portion of the pole (just below the groundline). 3) To gather information to create a database about the system (GPS and inventory of poles) that will help to streamline some Cooperative Operations. The overall objective is to effectively maintain the infrastructure of the Utility System, therefore reducing costly replacements and potential outages. The reduction of replacements due to maintenance inevitably has a positive effect on rates ~,. The crew on C!earw. ater,Polk's system is a 4-perspn crew, which are uniformed in hard hats and orange vests. They will cover approximately 10 percent of Clearwater Polk's system this year in Eddy, Hoist & Queen Townships. tO the 104m County Fair Aug. 4 tO Aug. 8 Showcasing the memories from the 103ra Clearwater County Fair celebration! Your Calendar Contribution last year resulted in the following projects in progress at the Fairgrounds: General maintenance & improvements Paving the walkways and the midway walk-ways for a cleaner enviroment. Besides the above, your calendar donation also helps us purchase prize ribbons; free parking. You can help us continue improvements by simply purchasing a calendar from any Fair Board member: A1 Paulson, Ted Olson, Duane Hayes, Mark Larson, Cheryl Grover, 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; Mart3, Bros. Inc.; Main Street Tavern; Leonard Care; Bagley Co-op Elevator; tst 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 n new contest. 350 Daily prizes of $20 each 10 Special prizes of $50 to $300 Cost per calendar Only s20 Only 1,250 calendars ' have beenprinted, so the odds of winning are pretty darn gooa~ 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 A1 Paulson, 32488 Dahlberg Lake Rd., Shevlin, MN 56676.