Activity assistants needed

sproutadminCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Opportunity Manor’s mission is to prepare any person with physical or mental challenges to live life as independently as possible. Opportunity Manor is seeking activities assistants where you will have an opportunity to spend quality time with client’s playing cards, going on walks, baking, putting together puzzles and visiting. A variety of times and days are available so you can

Talahi Senior Campus is ready for clean up

sproutadminCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Spring has sprung and the Talahi Senior Campus is in need of a group of six to eight volunteers to help beautify their campus! They will supply the garbage bags and rakes (if needed). The campus is smaller and would work great for a two- to three-hour group community service project. This can be a day, evening or weekend opportunity!

Bromenschenkel sets citizen meeting

sproutadminCriers, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Stearns County Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel invites the people of his district to a citizen meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5 at Cafe Renaissance, 2140 Frontage Road N., Waite Park. This is an opportunity to raise any concerns, talk about county issues or simply meet Bromenschenkel. Citizens are encouraged to stop in anytime during the hour at a

Kennedy named among first-ever Green Ribbon schools

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway Kennedy Community School is among more than 70 schools recently named as U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools. The announcement came earlier this week. Minnesota is among 29 states and Washington, D.C. with schools receiving the first-ever awards. Other state schools honored include North Shore Community School in Duluth and Garlough Environmental Magnet School in

Volunteerism should be celebrated year-round

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

April might have marked National Volunteer Week, a time to hail the contributions of citizens who donate their time, but giving back to your school, church or community is something that should be done and celebrated year-round. National Volunteer Week 2012 was recognized April 15-21. While the week of appreciation ended six days ago, it cannot be disputed volunteers deserve

Earth Day celebrated in many ways

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway The rain was no damper on efforts to help clean up Millstream Park recently. About 70 volunteers and members of the St. Joseph Summer Recreation program stepped up to pick up trash along the Wobegon Trail, the ball fields and other surrounding park areas in celebration of Earth Day. St. Joseph Park Board Chairman John Anderson

Fundraiser to benefit Stride Academy

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway The idea grew from a casual conversation between friends over dinner. That conversation led to sending an email and then to the planning of their first fundraiser. Staci Theisen of St. Joseph and Kari Roberts of the Brainerd area thought about raising money to help their friend Jodi Rajkowski and her two sons Blake and Chase.

Dick Clark had no right to die

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

How dare Dick Clark die? He wasn’t supposed to die. He had no right to die. When we baby boomers were young, that’s what we’d say, “Dick Clark will never die. He never ages. He’ll stay young forever.” That youth-obsessed delusion was our Peter-Pan goal once upon a time: never grow old, never die. That was then when the world