Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Nisswa Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Grand View Lodge in the original main lodge. Social time will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch served at noon. John Landsburg will present the program, "40 Years in the Landscaping Business," with an inspirational by Jane Gunsbury. Hostesses will be Carol Christofferson, chair of the Nisswa Women's Club; Linda Bucholz, Midge Shaw and Suzanne Sundquist. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Marilyn Wottreng at 218- 251-7754.
The Pequot Lakes 14U Junior Olympic volleyball team won the gold division of the College of Saint Benedict Junior Olympic Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, Jan. 20. The team was undefeated all day, beating Shakopee in the championship match. Front row, from left: Isabel Larson, Abi Martin, Brea Eckes, Taylor Max and Selby Fiksdal. Back row: Alex Schmidtke, Aubrey Larsen, Ella Kratochvil, Joselyn Rinio and Avery Larson.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cardiovascular disease outranks all forms of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and pneumonia in causing death. Fortunately, heart disease is largely preventable through lifestyle.
State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, announced that he has been appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, the Legislative Water Commission and the Clean Water Council. All three committees focus on improving Minnesota's water quality and preserving Minnesota's rich natural resources.
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Discount Course from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Courses are also available online at www.mnsafetycenter.org . This class will save participants up to 10 percent on their auto insurance. Completion of an eight-hour course qualifies participants for the discount. To maintain the discount, they must complete a four-hour refresher every three years.
Pequot Lakes Middle School students and their guests celebrate the January Student of the Month designation. Students are Lilly Hess (left), Stella Davis, Abigail Martin, Gracie Mattson, Lauren Maciej, Graeme Holley, Nic Gravdahl, Samantha Nickaboine and Grady Roy.
The eighth-grade Patriot boys basketball team won the Mid-State Conference tournament in Park Rapids over the weekend. Front row, from left: Chris Hankins, Jack Brennan, Kade Mudgett, Alex Peterson, Maveric Ackerman, Riggs Magnuson and Gavin Kennen. Back row: Leo Bolz-Andolshek, Tristen Hoffard, Garrett Wichner, Caleb Toftness, Grant Loge and, Eli Laposky.
Greetings to you all. As we continue to move through our cold and snowy winter months, we look forward to spring, which we know is right around the corner. Hold tight ... it's coming! February is that month when we are reminded about love. Valentine's Day is a day full of love, flowers, cards, candy and other gifts that are given to show that special someone how much we care about them. I would say it is a very important day.
The St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid has received 2019 Older Americans Act funds from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging to provide legal services for seniors residing in Cass County. The funds will be used to provide legal advice, counseling and representation in court and administrative hearings. There is no cost for these services.
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.