Jan. 11 Town criers

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Travel Thursday to explore England, Wales on Jan. 17

Join Dennis Herschbach and Vicky Schaefer at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S., when they present a PowerPoint talk that follows their recent trip to England and Wales with friends Gary Berg and Maggie Brossoit. The four spent a week on the Llangollen Canal system, piloting an nmTow boat from Ellesmere, England to Llangollen, Wales. After motoring to the Lake Country of England they spent two weeks in Windermere, exploring the country­side from Hadrian’s Wall to William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage and many other points of interest.

Knights’ Freethrow Contest to be Saturday, Jan. 12

Girls and boys ages 9-14 in the Sartell/St. Stephen community are invited to the local level of competition for the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship. The competition will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in St. Francis Xavier School, 219 Second St. N. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus with winners from the local level advancing to district, region and state competitions. All contestants from the local level are recognized for their participation in the event and the winners at each level receive a trophy. Participants register at the event and must have written consent and age verification from a parent or guardian. Contact Jake Schneider at 320-761-7143 with any questions.

Nies, Byrd elected school board leaders

At its organizational meeting, the Sartell-St. Stephen school board again elected Jason Nies as board chair.

Newly elected member Amanda Byrd took her seat on the board at the special Jan. 7 meeting. Byrd will serve as treasurer. She replaced  Mary McCabe on the board.

The board heard a presentation on pre-kindergarten through second-grade building configuration but did not make a decision.

The next school board meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the district office, 212 Third Ave. N.

Volunteer drivers needed for Tri-CAP

The Tri-CAP Volunteer Driver Program needs drivers to provide rides to medical appointments. Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles, determine their own schedules and are paid a mileage. Call Tri-CAP at 320-251-1612 or visit the website at https://tricap.org/volunteer/.

Help provide childcare for ESL classes

Hands Across the World uses English-as-a-second-language techniques to provide a classroom environment to educate parents and children in their first attempt at acquiring English language skills.

Volunteers are needed to provide childcare at the St. Cloud Library while parents are in class. Hours needed are Monday-Thursday, Noon-2 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Contact Brianda Cediel, 320-260-1072 or info@handsacrosstheworldmn.org.

Help with donations

Anna Marie’s Alliance is looking for people to sort and put away donations. Volunteers work 8 a.m.-noon or noon-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Contact Kim at 320-251-7203 Ext. 210 or kims@annamaries.org.

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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