March 16 Town criers

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Sartell hockey conducts raffle

The Sartell Youth Hockey Association is now conducting a raffle with a grand prize of $2,699.99; 100 winners will receive St. Cloud Scheels gift cards for any merchandise in the store. There is a 1 in 20 chance of winning. Tickets may be purchased at both Blue Line Bar & Grill locations and the Firing Line Indoor Range and Gun Shop. For more information, visit

Bird house building project set March 18

A youth birdhouse-building project is scheduled from 11a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March, 18, at St. Stephen City Hall, 2 Sixth Ave. SE. The project is sponsored by the St. Stephen Sportsmen’s Club and the City of St. Stephen.

Turkey hunt set for people with a physical disability

A turkey hunt for people with a physical disability will be held between April 18 and May 31 at Rockville and Spring Hill county parks. Applications are now being accepted. Deadline to apply is March 24.

Hunters will be selected via random drawing.  Each hunter will have an experienced hunting assistant with them in the field. Shotgun only.

Applications are available on the Stearns County Parks website or at the Parks office: 1802 CR 137, Waite Park.  Applications should be returned to: Ron Welle, 28791-325th Ave., Melrose, MN, 56352.

Place of Hope seeks volunteers

Place of Hope is looking for volunteers for a variety of positions. Volunteers are needed on a regular basis for homeless hospitality outreach, nightly community meal, residential living hope program and thrift store. Place of Hope is a multi-faceted outreach to the community and central Minnesota. Contact Konroy Boeckel, Place of Hope at

Run a food drive

March is FoodShare Month in Minnesota where donations are matched during the month. Area families are using local food shelves more than ever before. Consider leveraging the match by running a food drive within your work place, church or service club and donate to your local food shelf. Catholic Charities Emergency Services 320-229-4560; C.R.O.S.S. Center of Benton County 320-968-7012; The Salvation Army 320-252-4552.

Visit, play cards or color

Mother of Mercy Senior Living in Albany needs volunteers to visit, play cards or color with the residents. They can make the volunteering opportunity to fit your needs as well as theirs. Contact Kristi, Mother of Mercy Senior Living, at 320-845-2195.

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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