Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Lavone Sullivan (seated), an original Pequot Lakes Library volunteer, retired Wednesday, Oct. 31. She is surrounded by other volunteers: Donna Olson (left), Pat Volk, Jeanne Devries, Judy Anderson and Melissa Birch.
This fall has seemed especially busy. Work, family, raking leaves, school, sports, holiday preparation, meetings and deer hunting - it's a lot to fit into a short season. It will be some kind of miracle if I get my list done before the snow flies!
Young and aspiring authors have an opportunity to learn from esteemed writers and let their creativity soar at the 2018 Young Authors Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Central Lakes College, Staples campus. This event, sponsored by Sourcewell, is open to students in fourth through sixth grades who have an interest in writing and are ready to explore on a deeper level. This conference will provide the opportunity to learn from professional writers, including keynote speaker and Geoff Herbach.
The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Pine River and Crosslake. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60. Meals on Wheels are available for homebound seniors in area communities. In Pine River, meals are served at the Heartland Apartments, 445 Snell Ave. To make a reservation or for Meals on Wheels information, call 218-587-2921.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department CRASHES: Report on Nov. 1 at 6:56 p.m. of a property damage crash on Roosevelt Drive in Emily. Driver cited for underage consumption. Report on Nov. 2 at 9:26 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 127 and County Road 137 in Nisswa. Report on Nov. 3 at 9:31 p.m. of a property damage crash on State Highway 6 in Emily. THEFT: Report on Nov. 2 at 2:42 p.m. of a theft on Darsnek Road in Emily. Breezy Point Police Department
Area schools will lead Veterans Day programs for their students Monday, Nov. 12. Pequot Lakes High School students will gather from 9-10 a.m. in the Athletic Center gym. Crosslake Community School's program will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Mike North, Department of Natural Resources master bird binder, will discuss the dependence between old growth forest and woodpeckers at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Heartwood Senior Living in Crosby as an Unlimited Learning presentation. Research in this area of interdependence has revealed that other wildlife also depend on old growth forests. North has written management plans for wildlife as well as done environmental reviews. He lived in Alaska for 11 years and on the prairies of North Dakota before joining the DNR.
Crosslake Communications and Emily Cooperative Telephone Co. staff will offer a final technology seminar of the year at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road. Participants will get an introduction to some of the newest electronic gadgets and technology on the market.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Oct. 30 Bill Ellis, 3970; Ernie Burch, 3870; Delores Flategraff, 3650; Carol Furnstahl, 3440; Ken Schrupp, 3290. Les Dupont won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Oct. 29 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Florence DeLong, 6010; Bruce Peck, 5870; Mike Slind, 4670. Tuesday, Oct. 30 Whitefish Golf Club, 6 p.m. Duplicate
The 13th Back to Basics will be Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, and Happy Dancing Turtle is seeking presenters, vendors and sponsors for the educational event that focuses on sustainability and resilience. Presenters are welcome to submit a workshop proposal by Monday, Nov. 12. Sessions are one or two hours and may be hands-on. Topics may be broad or specific and connected to sustainability and resilience for individual, family, community or the world. Workshop topic examples are soap making, gardening, food preservation, renewable energy, health and wellness, and more.