Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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Week of May 22-29 May 22-23, 27-29: Open to students in 5th–12th grades from 3-6 p.m. Hang out and enjoy the gym, computer lab, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Wii, board games, air hockey, foosball, carpet ball, snacks and more, all at no cost. The Warehouse is closed to students when Pine River-Backus School has a scheduled or unscheduled closing or an unscheduled early out. May 24 and 26: Closed to students. Thursday, May 22: Cass County Public Health Senior Foot Care Clinic from 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Backus Area Old Timers reunion is Saturday The Backus Area Old Timers All-Class Reunion will be Saturday, May 24. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. at Backus City Hall. A program with music will be at 2:30 p.m.
Nisswa Women’s Club fashion show is Tuesday The Nisswa Women’s Club will hosts its 31st annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Tuesday, May 27, at Madden’s Town Hall at Madden’s Resort. Social hour and raffle will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the luncheon at noon and the fashion show at 1 p.m. Tickets are $40 each. Contact Elaine Johnson at 218-831-8622.
The seventh annual Cherry Car Show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Trailside Park at the corner of Highway 371 and County Road 11 in Pequot Lakes. Registration will be at 7 a.m. Fee to show a car is $10. The event is free to spectators. There also will be a craft fair and food vendors. The Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Lions Club sponsors the car show. For more information, call 218-838-8002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Pine River-Backus STRIVE Team of 2013-14 met recently with Central Lakes Rotary at Bites Grill & Bar in Pine River to celebrate its successful completion and scholarship awards. The 16 senior students were selected and invited by Principal Trent Langemo and student counselor Mary Sigan to participate in the Rotary STRIVE program.
Area teachers were honored Tuesday, May 13, at the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Teachers of Excellence Awards Banquet. These teachers, chosen by their school leaders, exemplify commitment, expertise and leadership in teaching. Among those honored were several teachers from Pequot Lakes High School. Tracy Tschida, Brenda Helmrichs, Travis Krahn and Nikki Stark have diligently worked to incorporate technology into their instruction. They have extensive websites and digital resources that enhance the student learning experience.
Contact Pine River-Backus Community Education at 218-587-2080 or register online at prbschools.revtrak.net for any of the following classes. • Food Is Medicine: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 24, Stone Woman Herbals, Pine River. Fee: $10. Learn about the ability of food to prevent and heal with Threasa Braker, a nurse. Participants will taste, test and talk about nutrition, and will leave with recipes, menu ideas and samples for a healthy start to good nutrition.
Contact Pequot Lakes Community Education at 568-9200 to register or for more information on any of the following upcoming classes. • It’s Time to “Move It!”: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays in June, Pequot Lakes High School cafeteria. Cost: 40. Learn moves of the Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha and more all while burning calories and having fun. Work hips, legs, arms, rib cage and learn to separate the body. Partners are not used in this class. Bring a clean, dry pair of shoes to wear. Instructor is Michelle Gonzalez of Spirit Movement Dance Studio.
Ron and Amanda LaMere helped dedicate a sign in memory of their mother, Vicki LaMere, on Sunday, May 18, at Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore. Vicki was a lifelong resident of Lake Shore and a city council member when she died in 2010. She was the council liaison to the Park and Recreation Committee and was involved in Fritz Loven Park for many years. Mike Sedivy of Aardvark Signs donated the sign that was installed at the fishing pier at Stoney Brook. “One of her dreams was to have a fishing pier at the park,” Mayor John Terwilliger said at the dedication.
The Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is ready to implement the first year of an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention program. Becoming educated on the threats AIS pose and taking steps to prevent their introduction is everyone’s responsibility, whether they live on a lake or not. Everyone enjoys going to the lake — anglers to catch their biggest fish for stories later, water-skiers to show off their latest tricks or the couple going on a relaxing boat ride around the lake. All must take part in the reduction of AIS in Minnesota’s waters.