Jan. 12 Town criers

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Fare for All set Jan. 15

Fare for All’s next distribution will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. Fare for All is a budget-stretching program that allows people to save up to 40 percent off fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meats. Distribution is once a month. This event is open to everyone who wants to stretch their grocery dollar. Cash, credit, debit cards and EBT cards are accepted. For more information please visit our website at fareforall.org or call 1-800-582-4291.


GRRL sponsors winter reading program

Young people are reading up a storm during “Read on the Wild Side,” a winter reading program for teens and adults sponsored by the Great River Regional Library system. The program, which started Jan. 2 and will end Feb. 28, encourages young people to read at least five books during that time frame. Those who do are eligible for drawings that could win participants mugs, gift cards and – new this year – “Winter Reading Program” hats. All prizes were provided by the St. Cloud Friends of the Library organization. Participants must be in sixth grade or older. To register for the reading program, go to any GRRL branch library or register online at griver.org and then check griver.org/events to see what kinds of programs and activities are happening at a library near you.


Water line freeze

While the City of St. Joseph is not experiencing any frozen water lines at this time, the city engineer would like to remind residents to be mindful of long periods of extreme cold weather and the impact to service lines. If the temperatures becomes extreme, residents are encouraged to run a stream of water about as thick as a pencil. The city will make every effort to notify residents via the website, cable access and local newspapers should there be a threat of service lines freezing.


Water line freeze

While the City of Sartell is not experiencing any frozen water lines at this time, the city engineer would like to remind residents to be mindful of long periods of extreme cold weather and the impact to service lines. If the temperatures becomes extreme, residents are encouraged to run a stream of water about as thick as a pencil. The city will make every effort to notify residents via the website, cable access and local newspapers should there be a threat of service lines freezing.


Skating rink now open

The Memorial Park skating rink is open for the season. The rink may be used for both hockey and recreational skaters. A warming house will also be available from 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and from noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Snowmobile safety course set Jan. 28 in Foley

A Youth Snowmobile Safety Course for students interested in earning their snowmobile safety certification, sponsored by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, will be held Sunday, Jan. 28 a at the Benton County Courts Facility in Foley. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and training/testing will start at 1 p.m. To be eligible for this day of training, students must be at least 11 years old by Jan. 28, and must have completed the online portion of the class at home prior to the testing day. To register for this class (25-student limit), please send the student’s name, date of birth and contact information to snowmobilesafety@co.benton.mn.us. Advance registration is required; no walk-ins will be accepted. You can take the at-home portion online at the Minnesota DNR website www.dnr.state.mn.us. You may also contact Sgt. J. Dingmann of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office for more info at 320-968-7201.


Financial Peace University classes begin Jan. 23

A Financial Peace University class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sartell and will continue for nine weeks.

Sartell residents and instructors Alison and Joel Dahlin said Financial Peace University, based on Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, is a plan to get out of debt, save for the future and manage your money as a great team with your spouse.

The couple became debt-free in 2016. Anyone interested in the classes is welcome to attend the first night for free to see if it is something they think they might be interested in.

“The plan completely changed our life,” Joel said. “We went from feeling stressed, living paycheck to paycheck to now debt-free, saving for the future, giving money to causes we believe in and enjoying our new-found financial freedom. We are so happy we did it.”

People who are interested in attending the class should email the Dahlins by Jan. 19 at joelalisondahlin@gmail.com.

Look for the complete article in the Jan. 19 edition of the Newsleader.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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