March 2 Town criers

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Sartell Winter Market set March 3, April 7

Welcome spring with great items for the grill. The Sartell Farmers’ Market will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 3 and April 7 inside Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road. Some items available this month include the following: meat, eggs, popcorn, treats, breads and much more. Learn about what is new for the 2018 summer season.

Applications for S-STEM scholarship due April 1

St. Cloud State University and St. Cloud Technical & Community College are accepting applications for the National Science Foundation S-STEM scholarship for incoming Pell-Eligible students interested in studying in science, technology, engineering or technology fields. Students who are planning to attend these schools can apply for the ACCESS S- STEM scholarship of up to $9,000 per year. For more information about the scholarship and application process visit

Earth Day Run seeks volunteers

The CentraCare Earth Day Run, April 20-21, consists of a 5k, 1k, 1/2 marathon race, and a health and fitness expo. Volunteers will be needed Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21. The Earth Day Run has more than 5,000 runners and 10,000 spectators and community visitors. Sign up at: Email with any questions.

Volunteer with animals

With more than 100 animals in their care at any given time, the Tri-County Humane Society needs volunteers. Opportunities range from working hands-on with animals to fostering them in the comfort of your own home. They also need assistance with building/grounds maintenance, clerical duties and fundraising events. Visit to learn more.

Food donations needed

Local food shelves are in need of food to help meet the basic needs of families and individuals during the cold winter months. Drop off donations during business hours.

Contact the food shelves at: Catholic Charities Emergency Services, 320-229-4560; C.R.O.S.S. Center of Benton County, 320-968-7012; and The Salvation Army, 320-252-4552

Medical Alert seeks service representatives

Volunteers represent the Medical Alert Service department by assisting with installing equipment in a subscriber’s home along with occasional assistance with service calls and troubleshooting subscriber issues. Volunteers must be comfortable entering subscriber homes and walking through the installation process with individuals/families. Training and mileage reimbursement are provided. Volunteers are needed in St. Cloud, Sauk Centre, Monticello, Melrose and surrounding communities. Volunteers are asked to make a two- to three-hour commitment per day for one to two days per week. Because of the varying nature of scheduling installs, there may be rare times where a volunteer is not needed for their shift. Scheduling can be flexible. Contact Sonny Dickrell, volunteer program specialist St. Cloud Hospital, at 320-255-5638 or

Weekend cooks sought for Anne Marie’s shelter

Anna Marie’s Alliance is looking for groups of two to four volunteers to cook lunch and/or dinner on Saturdays and/or Sundays at the shelter. They provide the food; you and a friend, relative or co-worker can come in to prepare a meal for the residents. You can also bring in food to cook. After the meal is served, you may choose to dine with the residents. This can be a one-time event or something you repeat. Join us for fun and fellowship, making a difference in the lives of women and children experiencing domestic violence. Ages 13-17 are eligible to participate with adult supervision. Contact Kim, Anna Marie’s manager of volunteer services, at 320-251-7203 ext. 210 or

Volunteers, drivers sought to assist mobile food shelf

Catholic Charities Mobile Food Shelf intake volunteers and volunteer drivers are needed the second, third and fourth Thursdays of each month; and the third Tuesday of each month.For more information, contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement coordinator, at 320-223-7991 or

RSVP seeks 55+ men, women

The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP engages men and women, age 55 or better, in meaningful volunteer opportunities at more than 200 human-service agencies throughout the community. We are seeking compassionate volunteers in a variety of positions; including many roles with flexible commitments. RSVP staff will work with you to cater your volunteer schedule so it fulfills your needs and has a positive impact on your community. Contact RSVP at 320-255-7295 or

WACOSA seeks wellness assistant

Assist the staff members in teaching and supporting WACOSA’s clients during creative and stimulating workouts of varying ability levels. These include activities and classes such as aerobics, yoga, walking, meditation, making smoothies and healthy choices while eating. Shifts are available Monday through Friday at various times, depending on class schedules. This volunteer position is available at 320 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN. Volunteers will go through an applicant screening process which includes: application, criminal background check, interview, orientation and position-specific training. Contact Andrea Harrell, WACOSA volunteer coordinator, at 320-257-5188.

Volunteer at St. Cloud VA

The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is dedicated to providing exceptional health care to our service men and women; join our team as a volunteer to honor our nation’s veterans today. Volunteers are needed for numerous assignments throughout the health-care system and we need your help to meet a growing demand. Voluntary service offers flexible scheduling, assignment-specific training and a commitment to excellence for all customers. Day, evening, and weekend opportunities are available. Contact the St. Cloud VA Health Care System Voluntary Service office at 320-255-6365 or


Food shelf volunteers needed

The Salvation Army in St. Cloud has as its purpose the relief of those individuals in St. Cloud who find themselves in need of assistance. Volunteers are needed at the St. Cloud Salvation Army Food Shelf, 12:45-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and an evening cook with experience in quantity cooking. Contact Barbara Nelson, food service coordinator-volunteer coordinator at 320-257-7435.


Readers for the blind

The Central Minnesota Readers for the Blind and Print Disabled is looking for volunteers to read on the radio. Volunteers read the St. Cloud Times and other area newspapers each day from 6-8 p.m. Volunteers can read as frequently as they wish, once a month, every week or whatever works in their schedule. Contact Rita, Central Minnesota Readers for the Blind, at 320-293-2273.

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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