Boy Scouts celebrate 50 years June 15
Boy Scouts of Sartell Troop 11 will host a 50th anniversary celebration from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Pinecone Regional Park Shelter (at Bernick’s Arena). All Scouts and former Scouts are welcome to attend.
The event will include former Scoutmasters and members of the Sartell American Legion, which sponsors the troop. Sartell Mayor Joe Perske will be the keynote speaker.
If you know of Scouts who have left the area, please provide the troop with their email address so they may be sent a personal invitation. Contact Scoutmaster John Burnett at email@example.com or by phone at 320-293-9852, or the Committee Chairman Jeff Kearney at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph Spring Cleanup. Residents who are part of the City Refuse Program have the opportunity to place additional refuse curbside for collection at no charge before 6 a.m. on Thursday May 23 and May 30. Items not accepted are appliances, tires, pollutants, yard waste, computer monitors and televisions.
Appliance and electronic collection will be from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 1 ONLY.
There is a limit of any combination of two appliances/electronic items per household. Residents must be prepared to provide identification.
MPCA asks public input on Verso site cleanup
A public comment period regarding the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s determination to approve the application and issue a permit for modification to the AIM Development LLC for the Verso Paper Solid Waste Disposal Faciity will be held now through June 10. A copy of the full notice and the draft permit will be available on the MPCA’s website at www.pca.state.mn.us/publicnotices. To receive a paper copy of the notice, you can contact Cheri Holmes at 651-757-2079.
Brief description of the facility: The former site of Verso is an industrial solid waste landfill authorized to dispose of wood yard waste, paper mill bar screenings, wastewater grit, boiler ash and scrubber cake generated by Verso Paper, who as requested the MPCA modify the permit solely as to the ownership in accordance with Minn. R.7001.0190, subp. 2 and that the name of the owner of this permit be transferred to AIM Development LLC.
The MPCA is in the process of converting to a system in which information is provided through email notices, which will have links to the notice and related information. This system allows you to select from several topics of interest (with additional topics being added weekly). To receive email notices from the MPCA, sign up at www.pca.state.mn.us/public notices and click on the Sign Up link at the top of the webpage.
Faith in Action seeks volunteers
Great River Area Faith in Action of St. Cloud is a nondenominational organization matching compassionate, caring volunteers to people who because of age, disability or life circumstances need some help to remain independent in their own homes. Volunteer opportunities include doing simple household chores, taking someone who can’t drive to the doctor or grocery store, or just spending some time visiting or going on outings. Call Cherise at 320-258- 8678 for more information on how you can become a Faith in Action volunteer. A couple hours a week is all it takes to make a difference in someone’s life and in yours forever.
Summer Food Service available to YMCA
In partnership with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, the St. Cloud YMCA will participate in the Summer Food Service Program and will serve meals to all children enrolled in summer day camps without charge from 11:30 a.m.-noon weekdays. The meals will meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The YMCA is located at 1530 Northway Drive, St. Cloud.
United Way volunteer opportunities
Camps of Courage and Friendship
Do you want to help a child discover courage and abilities that they never thought possible? The Therapeutic Horseback Riding program at Camps of Courage and Friendship may be right for you. They are looking for help with horse leaders for lessons, side walkers to assist riders, grooming and tacking. Volunteers to create memories, form new friendships, make a difference in someone’s life and more. Volunteer training provided. Contact Alia Mortensen, Friendship Ventures, at 612-874-0667.
Activity volunteers with adults with disabilities
The Independence Center Inc. is looking for activity coordinators to help entertain and enrich the lives of adults with disabilities. If you enjoy sharing stories, playing games, baking brownies, going shopping or making arts and crafts, this is the position for you. You will have a chance to use all your creative skills and make a lasting friendship and bond with our consumers with disabilities. No prior experience working with people with disabilities is needed. Staff members will provide training. Contact Jaime Garberich, Independence Center, at 320-252-4146.
Volunteers will help run the Gift Gallery at CentraCare Plaza in a friendly and positive manner. Volunteers must feel comfortable working with customers, running the cash register and dealing with sales while providing excellent customer service. Contact St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer Office at 320-255-5638 or email@example.com.
Place of Hope
Place of Hope is looking for volunteers in a variety of areas: front-desk help, meal preparation, serving and cleanup, clothing-room organizer, general cleaning, paperwork and children’s activity assistants. Help someone in need and volunteer at Place of Hope. Visit www.placeofhopeministries.org to complete a volunteer application or call 320- 203-7881.
Summer Student Volunteer Program
St. Cloud Hospital Summer Student Volunteer Program needs your help. This is a great opportunity for students to gain work experience, explore career opportunities and make lasting friendships. Volunteer Monday-Friday for four weeks from 8 a.m.-noon or noon-4 p.m. or another four-hour shift for a total of 80 volunteer hours. Students must be self-motivated, work independently, care about others and have a desire to learn. Contact St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer Services at 320-255-5638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great River Area Faith in Action is looking for volunteers to complete light housekeeping, routine cleaning and other light chores for an older adult or person with a disability. Volunteers must enjoy working with people, have a desire to establish a relationship with an older adult or physically challenged person and be comfortable with physical disabilities. The time commitment is about two hours per week or as needed. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Contact Cherise Robb, volunteer coordinator, at 320-258-8678.
For more information on these or any other United Way volunteer opportunities, contact Mary Krippner, United Way community volunteer coordinator, at 320-223-7991 or email@example.com.