Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), in partnership with Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa (CCMI) and AmeriCorps, will host two solar educators for 2015. RREAL's solar educators are vital to delivering solar education to a broad audience throughout Minnesota. The solar educators also will be involved in building capacity for RREAL's solar assistance program. CCMI's mission of "Restoring resources, changing lives" is achieved through its goals of conserving energy and environmental stewardship.
The Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Elementary PTO will host the 10th annual Family Fun Night from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the PR-B Commons Area. Admission is new/gently used puzzles, books, games or DVDs. Food shelf items are always welcome. There will be food, games, Bingo, raffle items and the Big Basket Chance. All proceeds support local area clubs and organizations. Donations and help would be appreciated. Call 218-851-9706.
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, recently attended his first official meeting of the Iron Range Resources Rehabilitation Board. Lueck is the newest appointee to the nine-member IRRRB, which consists of Iron Range legislators from the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate with responsibility to oversee this state agency. The IRRRB's mission is to promote and invest in business, community and workforce development for northeastern Minnesota.
More adult programs are being offered at the Pine River Public Library. Wednesday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m. is our harbinger of spring program.
The Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government will continue the discussion of oil pipelines in general and the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline in particular in a forum at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Chalberg Theater at Central Lakes College, Brainerd. This forum will include Paul Eberth, project manager of the Sandpiper project, and Paul Stolen, independent environmental analyst.
Ray Godbout and Dorotha Ohlsen were crowned Valentine's Day king and queen Friday, Feb. 13, at Senior Class Care. Submitted Photo
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has developed a nursing assistant training program on its Crosby campus that will provide a great opportunity to obtain valuable experience toward a nursing assistant career or other nursing positions in the organization. Students are able to work as a care provider assistant in CRMC's Care Center while completing the nursing assistant course. To apply, complete the care provider assistant job application at careersatcrmc.org.
"Pain Down There-Solutions for Better Pelvic Health" will be presented by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's obstetrician/gynecologists on Tuesday evenings in March as part of its Well Woman lecture series. Dr. Rachel Cady will give the presentation at 6 p.m. March 3 at Heartwood Senior Living Center, 500 Heartwood Drive in Crosby. Dr. Michael Cady will give the talk at 6 p.m.
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings are being offered at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Crosby this spring to uninsured and under-insured women age 40 and older who meet income guidelines. The screenings will be offered from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Crosby Clinic.
Take advantage of these wonderful programs brought to you by enthusiastic players. • Learn how to make straw-bale gardens: Our Legacy Program for March is special and is coming up soon. On this coming Monday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m., Joel Karsten will be here to teach us how to create our own straw-bale gardens. This is a fairly new concept in gardening and this educational and entertaining program will answer any questions you may have about it, and just in time for the start of gardening season. This program is free and brought to you by the Legacy vote of the people of Minnesota.