March 8 Town criers

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Daylight Saving Time begins

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. Clocks should be moved forward one hour, giving us more daylight in the evening, and less in the morning. Cable boxes, computers, cell phones and other high-tech devices will likely spring forward without you having to do a thing. Other clocks will need to be manually adjusted.

ABC Kinder Olympix

Explore letters and numbers while being active with your children! ABC Kinder Olympix will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9 at Whitney Recreation Center, 1529 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. The morning will be filled with fun activities for improved reading skills and healthy lifestyles! Events include the following: inflatables, arts and crafts, obstacle course, alphabet games, healthy snacks and much more! This event is for ages 6 and under and their families. A nominal fee will be charged.

Sartell Summer Baseball registration is still open
The 2019 Summer Sartell Baseball registration will be closing soon. Register today at!

Sartell Swarm seeks participants
The Sartell Swarm 2019 summer season registration is open now through April 1. Fastpitch softball teams for girls ages 6-18 will be formed by grade for school year 2019-20. For more information or to register, visit or contact Angela Swenson at

March is Food Share month

Food donations are matched during the month. During this time of year, many 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 donating to your local food shelf. 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.

Friends of the Library volunteers needed

St. Cloud Friends of the Library seeks volunteers for two-hour shifts every other week in the Friends Bookstore. Volunteers work independently, so must be capable of good decision making, following procedures well and managing the bookstore competently. Ability to relate well to people, promote reading and to move carts of books are requirements. Training provided. Pick up an application at the Friends Bookstore in the St. Cloud Library or email Marcia at

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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