Tricounty News

April 9: NARFE to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employee’s (NARFE) will be meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9,at Whitney Senior Center in
St. Cloud. The presentation will be on “Farming Today” by Eric Kuehl.


IMPACT Family Reading Night

Thursday, March 13, IMPACT hosted a Disney-themed Family Reading Night at the Eden Valley Elementary School. We had a guest reader, made crafts, and W-IMPACT-20140313 173105served a healthy meal for families. Every child also received a prize. Thank you to everyone who participated. Our event was sponsored in part with a grant from the Stearns Electric Association Trust. Thank you for helping make this fun family event possible.


Why should you attend Ducks Unlimited?

For many years local hunting enthusiasts attended Pheasants Forever and Deer Hunting banquets. In the past 20 years, Elk Banquets and Turkey Banquets have also joined the scene. Each of these banquets really has the same theme. That theme is to support conservation.

Supporting conservation is so important for the generations to come. Clean water, habitat, and predator control are so important today and in future years.

With conservation in mind the Maine Prairie Ducks Unlimited Chapter #312 was started in 2007. Since then, six annual banquets have been held raising money for Ducks Unlimited and local projects.

After that first event, I was so glad to hear that finally the Kimball Area had its own banquet. Many hunters and fisherman have enjoyed the more than $95,000 in prizes. Each event has shared the great feeling of promoting conservation.

Friday, April 11, the Maine Prairie DU Chapter will hold its 7th Annual banquet at Powder Ridge. Come join the event and help support conservation. Call Bill Liedman, (320) 398-5523, for tickets. There are a limited number of tickets available.

Smithsonian Saturdays at Museum

Have you ever wondered how to identify the age of a bone, or the gender of a skull? As part of the Stearns History Museum’s new Affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, we are offering weekly web-based programs.

Beginning Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. educational and entertaining web streaming videos created by the Smithsonian will be shown at the museum. The videos are approximately 30 minutes in length and are from the Smithsonian Science How? series.


April 12: Girl Scout event

Girl Scouts have a great event coming up for women and girls Saturday, April 12, at the
St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines serves girls and adult volunteers in all of these communities.

Kaleidoscope is a women and girls’ event filled with inspiration, laughter, and learning.Conference and banquet are $50, conference only is $35 and banquet only is $25.

For more information, contact Sandi Mackedanz, director of membership at (320) 252-2952, or (800) 955-6032, ext. 4564.