Help with snow removal

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Volunteers are needed to help with snow shoveling and other outdoor chores to help people remain independent in their homes. Responsibilities include volunteer orientation, snow removal services, be respectful of the care receiver’s home and aware of safety procedures. Volunteers must maintain client confidentiality. Contact Cherise Robb, Great River Area Faith in Action volunteer coordinator,  at (320) 258-8678.

Congress must act to ban assault weapons

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Gun control should no longer be the topic of “conversation,” “dialogue” or “debate.” There’s been enough of that verbal hand-wringing after every incident of gun-slaughter. The hot-topic words then dissipate into inaction – until the next shooter goes crazy and kills more people. Instead, gun control should be the topic of immediate legislative action. The U.S. Congress must tighten gun

LEAF announces grant awards

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The District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation announced the awarding of $13,740 during its special fall academic-fund granting cycle. These grants are in addition to the $20,918 in activities-fund grants already given in October and were made possible through the LEAF Learning Renaissance Fundraiser and an anonymous matching fund-the-need donor. Each year LEAF provides supplemental funding to academic, activities,

Remembrance ceremony Dec. 15; volunteers, public to lay wreaths

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Due to a last minute wave of contributions and sponsorships, all indications are a giant sea of green balsam wreaths with big red bows will spread over the entire Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn. to honor every one of our countries fallen veterans buried there. The laying of wreaths will take place shortly after the National Rememberance

St. Joseph Winter Farmers’ Market starts at 3 p.m. today

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The St. Joseph Winter Farmers’ Market will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in the fellowship hall of Resurrection Lutheran Church, St. Joseph. Angela Ringsmuth and Emmett Doyle will perform holiday music including vocals, guitar, piano and accordion. Many vendors will be present with locally produced goods that make great gifts, including holiday gift baskets, garden

GriefShare starts Jan. 2

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Hope Covenant Church will offer “GriefShare,” a 13-week support group to help those who have suffered the death of a loved one. The session will begin Wednesday, Jan. 2 and meet every Wednesday night from 6:15-8 p.m. at the church at 336 4th Ave. S. in St. Cloud. To register, call 257-4673. More information can be found at GriefShare.org.

Annual tree-lighting event draws families

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The third annual tree-lighting and caroling event in St. Joseph was a hit this year with more community collaboration to help ignite the holiday spirit. Sponsored by the St. Joseph Action Group, the tradition included appearances by Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and a Living Christmas Tree. Hundreds came out to support the event, organizers said. “It seems to grow every