Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River-Backus Elementary School Students of the Month for September are: Miqaella Williams (back row, left), Nicolas Gravdahl, Ethan Lodge, Owen Erickson (front row, left), Emily Holtti, Shannon Rugroden, Heidi Kline and Kassiah Wattenhofer.
The National Federation of Independent Business Minnesota announced the presentation of its Guardian of Small Business award to state Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore. With 10,000 members statewide, NFIB is Minnesota's largest small-business group in terms of entities. NFIB gives its Guardian of Small Business award at both the federal and state level to recognize lawmakers who have been supportive of small business on critical issues.
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department's Household Hazardous Waste Program will hold its final organized collection event for contractors and businesses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Crow Wing County Landfill. The Household Hazardous Waste Program has been expanded to accept architectural latex paint from contractors and businesses.
A Rock It Forward concert featuring Zeppo, playing the music of Led Zeppelin, with special guest Wyld Ryce will take place from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pine Peaks Events Center to benefit the Brainerd Lakes Pay It Forward Fund. Tickets for this all-ages event are $20, with all ticket sales donated to the fund. Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets and will be available at the door. To buy tickets online, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3601916 .
The Nisswa Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Quarterdeck (former Boathouse location). Social time will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch served at noon. Speakers will be Jana Shogren, director of resource & development at Central Lakes College, and Ali Maciej, a past scholarship recipient. The club will acknowledge its 2018 CLC nontraditional scholarship recipients. Hostesses are Jo Quam, Kathy Allex, Marian Anderson, Betty Huseby and Janie Pommer. Beth Passi will present the inspirational.
The fourth annual Pequot Lakes Diamond Club Golf Scramble was held Sunday, Sept. 30, at The Preserve Golf Course, in support of youth baseball in Pequot Lakes. First place went to Clay Lipke, Ryan Neitzke, Chris Erickson and Brad Boldt with a 59, while second-place finishers were Brian Finch, Joe Michaelewicz, Eric Quale and Terry Thorkelson with a 61. Skins were awarded to the team of Gretchen Rogers, Troy Cable, LaRae Cable and Ryan Fogarty, as well as to the team of Lipke, Neitzke, Erickson, and Boldt.
Firearm sight-ins are schedule to take place on Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at Lakeshore Conservation Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no fee for club members for the service, while non-members will be charged $5. Meanwhile, the final day of the season to shoot trap, skeet and 5-stand will be Sunday, Oct. 14. The club is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The most ambitious project pursued by the Crosslakers and the National Loon Center Foundation is development of a National Loon Center in Crosslake. Fundraising for the project is underway and questions about the project are being answered. A group of seasonal and year-round residents, inspired by the national significance and survival of the Minnesota state bird, the common loon, as well as the work being done to bring the National Loon Center to Crosslake, gathered recently and before the evening had
The Crosslake Area Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Crosslake Community Center, where Jackie Burkey will present "Spring and Autumn Bulbs." The club meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the community center. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Jayne at 218-763-1222 or visit crosslakegarden.org.
Eagles Nest Church will host its second annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the church in Breezy Point. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Crafts and baked goods will be available for sale. Entry is free for children under 5, $5 for ages 6-12 and $9 for ages 13 and up. All proceeds will go to the Women's Ministry. For more information, call Tania Melby at 218-831-1343.