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Reaching Everybody! Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid St. Joseph Newsleader St. Joseph, MN 56374 Permit No. 21 ECRWSS Postal Customer Newsleader St. Joseph Friday, June 21, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 25 Est. 1989 Town Crier Holiday refuse schedule Due to the July Fourth holiday, refuse collection has been rescheduled from Thursday, July 4 to Saturday, July 6. St. Anna holds church bazaar June 30 The St. Anna Church Bazaar will be held Sunday, June 30 at Immaculate Conception Church, St. Anna, 5 miles north of Avon. A dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; live music featuring the Gene Ostendorf Band will be held from 2-6 p.m.; and a raffle drawing will be held at 7 p.m. Other events include a silent auction, kids’ games, bounce house, bingo, cake walk, paddle wheel, country store, food court and beverage stands. A Mass will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29 only. The 125th anniversary cookbooks will also be available. Club Invention will reinvent summer club The nationally-acclaimed Club Invention summer program will be held July 8-12 at the College of St. Benedict. Club Invention is a week-long summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math content. To learn more, visit and click on Criers. Postal Patron Leisurely ride raises awareness about Lady Slipper by Mike Nistler Dozens of bicyclists saddled up Saturday to hit the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail to not only enjoy its beauty, but to bring awareness to the plight of one of the trail’s gems — the Minnesota State Flower. The Pink and White Showy Lady Slipper, which grows in spots along the trail, including just a few miles west of Avon, was not in full bloom. But when it is, it’s spectacular, according to event organizer Cliff Borgerding. This was the second annual ride in honor of the state flower, and it was held in conjunction with Avon’s Spunktacular Days. The official start of the ride was in Avon. “It was a beautiful day to be out on the Lake Wobegon Trail,” Borgerding said. “Finally, we had sunshine and clear skies. This spring has been a long time coming and we haven’t had many sunny days. Unfortunately that means the Lady Slippers are behind as well so we didn’t have any in bloom yet.” The past two years have seen the extremes of Mother Nature. The first Lady Slippers were in bloom in late May 2012 and this year in mid-June not a single plant was in bloom, Borgerding said. Nonetheless, the ride was a success, he said. “We had a lot of folks who did the whole ride from Avon to the Lady Slippers west of town and then out to the arboretum at St. John’s to see the prairie and the Lean-on-Me stickworks sculpture as well. We do have a few kinks to work out to make the ride even better next year, but overall it went very well.” Three local Minnesota master naturalists — Sara Groodrum, Phil Ringstrom and Mike Lady Slipper • page 7 photo by Mike Nistler Participants in this past weekend’s Lady Slipper Ride not only were able to view nature’s beauty but also some creations that were made by human hands, including the Stickworks Sculpture at St. John’s University. Former Newsleader reporter Calloway marries by Cori Hilsgen Former Newsleader reporter TaLeiza Calloway married Richmond Appleton June 15 at the St. Cloud Country Club. Calloway is a native of Ohio. Her travels brought her to St. Joseph where she became a writer for the St. Joseph Newsleader. She met Appleton, who came to the United States from Liberia, Africa. The two met in St. Cloud. At the time, Appleton was working toward his master’s degree in Host families sought for two July weekends This summer, nearly 100 students from Okinawa, Japan will visit the College of St. Benedict/ St. John’s University for three weeks in July. As part of English as a Second Language program, the students will spend one weekend with a home stay family. For them, these threeweek programs provide motivation to continue their study of the English language and introduce them to aspects of American culture not revealed through TV and Hollywood. There will be two home-stay weekends this summer: July 12-14 and July 26-28. Interested families who would like to host a student, contact Mallory Smith, coordinator for short-term and exchange programs, at 320-363-5930 or email Smith at For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. San Diego, Calif. Calloway and Appleton wrote and shared their vows at the ceremony held on the outside deck. At the wedding the couple jumped the broom, which the Rev. Jayne Thompson explained is an African tradition symbolic of sweeping away the old and welcoming new beginnings. Thompson explained how remarkable it was these two people came from various locations, met in St. Cloud by the Mississippi River and were married by the river. Guests travelled from many locations, including Ohio and Liberia, to attend the wedding. They were treated to a delicious meal of a fresh lettuce salad, warm rolls, pasta primavera and white cake with a taste of lemon. The couple plans to reside in California. All Saints Academy names new president by Cori Hilsgen photo by Cori Hilsgen Former Newsleader reporter TaLeiza Calloway is escorted by her father, Arthur Calloway, at her marriage ceremony June 15 to Richmond Appleton. Chris Schellinger was recently named the new president of All Saints Academy. He was chosen by the ASA board of directors and began his new position on May 28. ASA consolidated five parishes located in St. Joseph, St. Cloud and Waite Park and is a Catholic school which includes pre-school through sixth-grade students. It’s concluding its first year of operation. Schellinger will oversee and work with the five parishes, employees, the board of directors and families. He is a graduate of St. John’s University and brings with him an extensive business background. Schellinger said his new position is a good fit for his background and experience. “I really have wanted to not just feel, but know I’m working with something that is very meaningful and will have an actual impact specifically in the local communities,” Schellinger said. “This certainly meets all of the criteria.” All Saints • page 5

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