Paper mill remembrance scheduled June 11
Flag Day events set June 14
A flag retirement ceremony, weather permitting, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 outside in the parking lot on the west side of the American Legion Post 328 building, 101 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph. Flags that are unserviceable will be retired by burning. The club encourages public attendance. It has an abundance of flags to be disposed of, but if you have a flag at home that has lived past its prime, bring it along (properly folded) so it may be respectfully destroyed. The ceremony is 30 to 45 minutes long. Fellowship follows inside the post. A brat/burger/hot dog sale will be held from 4-6 p.m. prior to the flag retirement ceremony also on June 14 at the American Legion.
American Legion Post 328 is again offering $500 scholarships for area youth. To be eligible, one must be a high school senior or returning veteran looking to further their education in an accredited school or post-secondary institution.
Application forms are available at American Legion Post 328, 101 W. Minnesota St., St Joseph. Forms need to be completed and returned to the Legion by July 1.
Applications will be reviewed and recipients notified by Aug. 1.
In 2021 American Legion Post 328 awarded five $500 scholarships.
For more information contact Fran Court at 320-363-4298 or Legion Post 328 at 320-363-8631.
Provide supportive care
Are you passionate about helping people? Consider becoming a Direct Care Support Volunteer for Opportunity Matters! DCS volunteers receive extensive training to become essential players of the OMI team. After training, you will have the opportunity to provide hands on assistance to the individuals they serve by helping them with their program goals, assisting with tasks of daily living, or taking them out into the community for an afternoon of fun. Direct Care Support volunteers help out at least two hours, three times monthly and are asked to make a three-month commitment. Volunteer during the day, evening or weekend or as your schedule allows. Opportunity Matters is a non-profit organization that provides residential care, short-term crisis services, respite care, adult day and supportive living services to people with developmental disabilities. Contact Rhonda, Opportunity Matters, at 320-240-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help at the food shelf
Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf needs volunteers to help as food shelf distribution aides. Volunteers will assist clients in selecting their food choices using an independent choice food shelf model and keep the shopping area neat and orderly. Volunteer hours are usually 12 to 16 hours per month Mondays from 12:45-4:15 p.m., Wednesdays from 2:45-7:15 p.m. or from 2:45-5:15 p.m. and Fridays from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Visit www.ccstcloud.org/volunteer to learn more about their program and complete an application.