Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes Middle School students and Lakes Latte have teamed up again to raise money for the Lakes Area Food Shelf with Empty Bowls. Students are creating ceramic bowls in their art classes. Bowls will be on sale Dec. 15-19 at Lakes Latte in Pequot Lakes. Bowls will be available for purchase for $5 each, and all the proceeds will go to the food shelf. In addition to student work, local potter Cyrus Swann has donated bowls to this cause. The bowls make great holiday gifts.
The Crow Wing County Highway Department reminds residents that pushing snow from driveways across roadways or into public right-of-ways is a misdemeanor under Minnesota State Statute 160.2715. Depositing snow and ice onto a public roadway can cause a hazard for motorists.
Crow Wing County Land Services reminds property owners to keep their blue E-911 signs clear of snow and debris. The E911 system relies upon the property owner to maintain signs once installed. Keep the sign visible at all times and remove vegetation, debris, snow and other intrusions. It is vital that emergency vehicles are able to locate properties quickly and efficiently when there is an emergency.
Alcohol compliance checks were conducted the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 27 Cass County businesses that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, 24 of which passed. The checks were coordinated by the Cass County Sheriff's Department and the Working Together Coalition. Four students assisted law enforcement as underage buyers.
500 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Rich Davis, 4530; Les Dupont, 3830; Sue Haven, 3740; Carol Furnstahl, 3620; Wally Anderson, 3520. John Hollway won the door prize. Blood pressures are taken the second Tuesday of the month at the Legion. Bridge Monday, Nov. 17 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Jan Hauge, 7960; Lorraine Northagen, 7890; Norma Ostberg, 61540; Jan Hauge and Dale Dickie, 6020. Tuesday, Nov.
November 27 Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, noon-2 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Pequot Lakes 27 Free Smith Family Thanksgiving dinner, noon-2 p.m., Pine River American Legion 27-Dec. 31 Sertoma Winter Wonderland, Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Northland Arboretum, Brainerd 28 Nisswa City of Lights Celebration and Fireworks 28-29 Festival of Lights, Walker: parade, 6 p.m. Friday; Reindeer Ramble 2-mile run, 10 a.m. Saturday 28 World Famous Fish House Parade, 1 p.m., Aitkin 28-Dec. 7 Christmas at the Mansions, 1-7 p.m.
OK, friends and neighbors, It's time to get out a pencil and some paper and make that all important grocery list. Thanksgiving is late this year, which means Christmas is just over the horizon. Baking! That's what I'm talking about. If your grandma didn't leave you her best cookie recipes, run into our library and check out a cookbook. Our Pine River Library is counting on you. The annual Holiday Bake Sale fundraiser is Saturday, Dec.
A support group for people with brain injuries will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's (CRMC) Clinic Conference Room in Crosby. The support group is facilitated by CRMC Rehabilitation Aide Russ Philstrom, a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Minnesota. There is no charge and no reservation is necessary. Call 651-329-1373 for more information.
Marcy Burton, Mary Fedor and Sherry Wagner from the Breezy Point Area Women's Club recently delivered tray favors that club members crafted to the following care facilities: Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Society in Pine River, Golden Horizons in Crosslake, and Heritage House and Senior Class Care, both in Pequot Lakes. Receiving the holiday favors for Good Samaritan were Karen Posocki, director, and Julie Swedburg, activity director.
Boomer Pizza of Baxter and United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties are teaming up to help make Thanksgiving a little brighter for area families in need. On Thanksgiving Day, from noon to 3 p.m., Boomer Pizza will offer complimentary pizza, along with coffee and sodas, to those who could use a little extra cheer this holiday season. "This is our second time doing this and we take a lot of pride in it," said Boomer Pizza owner Chris Moran. "Our local community is what keeps Boomer Pizza up and running and this is a small way for us to give back. ...