Senior Connections shows ‘King’s Speech’ at movie night
Sartell Senior Connection hosts “The King’s Speech,” a British historical drama, during its movie night at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Sartell District Service Center, 212 3rd Ave. N. The film follows George VI’s life while overcoming a severe stuttering condition he had endured since his youth. Winner of the Academy Award for best picture. Popcorn is provided but bring your own beverage. See you tonight.
Registration now open for Summer Fastpitch Softball
The Sartell Fastpitch Softball Association is forming girls 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U summer teams. Registration deadline is Monday, March 31. (Pay by Saturday, March 15 and receive last year’s rates.) For information about our league or to register, visit www.sartellfastpitch.com. A parent meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in the Sartell District Office. If you are unable to attend and would like more information, please contact Bill Davison at 320-291-4069. Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/SartellFastpitchSoftball.
City asks help to prevent water line freezing
Area cities have all recently experienced water service lines freezing. The water line that runs from the city’s main to inside the building is the owner’s responsibility, and the best way to prevent the service line from freezing is to keep the water moving or running. A pencil or pinkie finger width is effective to prevent freezing. The cost of thawing service lines is expensive and it can take more than a day to get a contractor there to thaw it, so property owners should consider running their water, particularly if the property is on a cul de sac or if you notice any drop in water pressure, drop in water temperature and/or discoloration. For more information, visit www.cityofstjoseph.com.
City asks help to prevent water line freezing
Area cities have all recently experienced water service lines freezing, and Sartell is noticing a greater proportion occurring in cul de sacs. The water line that runs from the city’s main to inside the building is the owner’s responsibility, and the best way to prevent the service line from freezing is to keep the water moving or running. A pencil or pinkie finger width is effective to prevent freezing. The cost of thawing service lines is expensive and it can take more than a day to get a contractor there to thaw it, so property owners should consider running their water, particularly if the property is on a cul de sac or if you notice any drop in water pressure, drop in water temperature and/or discoloration. For more information, visit www.sartellmn.com.
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Know a woman with spirit?
Do you know a woman who makes a difference in her community? Nominate her for the Spirit of Women® Awards program. St. Cloud Hospital is now accepting nominations for women who perform extraordinary acts of service in their communities. The awards celebrate women who take action to make their community healthier, safer and a more inspirational place to live.
Nominate your community’s unsung hero(es) by submitting a nomination form that describes why this person is deserving of a Spirit of Women® award. Nominees will be recognized in each of the three following categories: a young person role model (ages 14-20); a community hero (at least 21 years of age); and a health care hero (clinical professional).
Winners are chosen based on the contribution they have made to the issues the community faces in the areas of work, family and health; and on the impact they have had in their community and on the lives of others. The regional winners also will be candidates for the National Spirit® of Women Awards.
All regional winners will receive recognition from CentraCare Health Foundation and St. Cloud Hospital, along with a $1,000 award to further their commitment to their community. In addition, national winners will receive national recognition courtesy of Spirit of Women.
To read about past winners and nominate a woman for 2014, visit centracare.com and search “Spirit of Women Awards.” Nominations are due by Feb. 28. For more information call the CentraCare Health Foundation at (320) 240-2810.
United Way Volunteer Opportunities
Junior Achievement seeks volunteers
Each year, Junior Achievement in the St. Cloud area partners with community volunteers to deliver programs to more than 29 local schools in 275 classrooms. By sharing their personal and professional experiences and skills, volunteers help students make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life. The time commitment is minimal, scheduling is flexible and training is provided. Depending on the age of the students, volunteers make between five-seven visits to their classroom. Each visit lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. Volunteers select a local classroom in which they want to work and are provided a packet of materials, which contains detailed lesson plans and hands-on activities to engage the students. As a volunteer you will help local students learn the value of controlling their own financial future, while they acquire the important life skills of communication, teamwork, critical thinking and decision making. Contact Ileana Merten or Sara Freeman at 320-345-0499 or Ileana@jaum.org or email@example.com.
Catholic Charities Emergency Service needs volunteers with sewing skills to help with hemming and sewing quilt pieces and backs. Time commitment is about four hours per week, working on-site with the quilters. Volunteer applications are on-line at www.ccstcloud.org or in person at 157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud. Contact Chad Kaushagen, volunteer coordinator, at 320-229-4568.
Volunteer sexual assault advocate
Volunteering at Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center is both a rewarding and challenging way to get experience helping individuals to overcome a crisis in their life. Volunteering at sexual assault center will help to build skills for future career choices and give you the satisfaction of helping an individual through a traumatic time in their life. Volunteer sexual assault advocates provide information and guidance to sexual assault victims on the 24-hour crisis phone line, at medical facilities and at law enforcement centers. Shifts fall on evenings and weekends. Forty-hour training is required prior to volunteering as an advocate. The next training will start on Monday, March 17 and will consist of Monday evenings and two Saturdays. Visit www.cmsac.org for more information. Contact Renae Lee, volunteer coordinator, at 320-251-4357.
St Cloud Hospital
STEP Force – (Speedy Transport Escort Pool) Volunteers provide a friendly caring walking escort or wheelchair transport for patients and guests throughout the facility. Volunteers work as a team to complete errands and deliver flowers, mail and packages to patients at St. Cloud Hospital. Volunteer once a week for four hours at St. Cloud Hospital. Contact Volunteer Services at 320-255-5638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help sort merchandise
Help is needed at the For Pets’ Sake Thrift Store. Volunteers will assist staff with sorting and categorizing donated merchandise, store stocking, customer service and helping to maintain an overall presentable environment and pleasant experience for customers. Must be 18+ and have your own transportation. There is a required training prior to volunteering. Volunteers must be able to lift 20 pounds. Minimum two-hour shift per week. Proceeds benefit the Tri-County Humane Society. Contact Kim Williams, Tri-County Humane Society volunteer coordinator, at 320-252-0896.
For more information, contact Mary Krippner, United Way community volunteer coordinator, at 320-223-7991 or email@example.com.