Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels girls' hockey team shut out Northern Lakes 7-0 on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Rebels led 3-0 after two periods before adding four goals in the final period. Northern Lakes, 0-6 overall, was scheduled to face Hutchinson on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and then play at Hibbing/Chisholm on Tuesday, Dec.
Buena Vista University Nicole Williams of Pequot Lakes graduated from Buena Vista University in the summer with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Williams attended the Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies Council Bluffs location.
Wild Daisy recently joined the Pequot Lakes Chamber. From left are Cindy Nelson, Pequot Lakes Chamber; Atesha Nelson, Central Choice Financial; Jen Paskey, The Burn; Robyn Bragstad, Colleen McMurray and Lynne Clement, Wild Daisy; Aundra Erikson, Country Financial; and Sherry Gibbons, ServPro Brainerd Park Rapids. Submitted Photo
The Pequot Lakes Chamber recently visited Salon Couture's new location on Government Drive. From left are Cindy Nelson, Pequot Lakes Chamber; Sherry Gibbons, ServPro Brainerd Park Rapids; Aundra Erikson, Country Financial; Chelsea Sutton and Cindy Noyes, Salon Couture; Jen Paskey, The Burn; Atesha Nelson, Central Choice Financial; and Holly Holm, Brainerd Chamber. Submitted Photo
Eagle's Nest Church, Breezy Point, will host a Christmas Boutique and Tea Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The boutique will feature crafts, homemade items, new women's clothing, shoes, purses, gifts, baked goods and more. Take a break from shopping and sit in the tea room for a variety of teas, cookies and fellowship. Funds raised will go to the Women's Ministry. Eagle's Nest Church is located east of Pequot Lakes on County Road 11 across from the elementary school.
Robert (Bob) Steele, licensed psychologist, has joined Birchwood Therapy Services in Baxter. For the past seven years, Steele worked at Northern Pines Mental Health Center in Brainerd, where he served as a psychologist in the outpatient office.
Much has been said about the positive effects of mentoring a child. Studies conclude that mentoring helps children avoid the negatives of drug and alcohol use, increase academic success, form respectful relationships, manage behaviors, and learn and excel at new experiences. Current research is also looking at the mental health of children and the impact of mentors. It showed that the strongest benefit from mentoring was a reduction in depressive symptoms.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, temporarily closed its Gull Lake Dam and Recreation Area boat ramp. The corps expects the boat ramp, commonly referred to as the Government Point boat access, to be closed through the end of the month. The corps' contractor will be in the immediate area removing debris and trees that were damaged during the July 12 storm. The boat ramp will be reopened once the storm damage has been removed.
On Oct. 10, the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), raised $14,349 for the mountain bike trails at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA) in Crosby-Ironton. The Crew board then voted to add $5,651 from its general fund for a total #ForCuyuna donation of $20,000. Funds came from Salsa Cycles, Crew Partners and racers in the Salsa Oremageddon. The Salsa Oremageddon Mountain Bike Race uses the entire single-track footprint of the CCSRA.
The Chamber Singers will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Chalberg Theatre at the Central Lakes College Brainerd campus. Admission is free for all ages. The concert is titled "Saints and Sinners" and includes songs from Mozart to musical theatre.