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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, Sept. 6, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 35 Est. 1989 Town Crier Farmers’ Market hosts Harvest Fest The St. Joseph Farmers’ Market will host its 14th annual Harvest Festival from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at their usual location, north on CR 2 next to the Wobegon Trail under the water tower. The event will include live music, Scarlette the Firedancer, pottery and spinning demonstrations, children’s activities, petting zoo and more. Bring your chair and stay awhile. Bromenschenkel to meet with constituents Stearns County Commissioner Mark Bromenschenkel will host an informal public meeting with constituents from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Blue Line Bar and Grill, 1101 2nd St. S., Sartell. Bromenschenkel represents Stearns County District 2, which includes the cities of Sartell, St. Joseph and Waite Park; and the townships of LeSauk, St. Joseph and St. Wendel. For more information, visit www. and click on Criers. Don’t forget to donate your extra produce from the garden Postal Patron Wickses’ garden on the cover of ‘Country Gardens’ by Cori Hilsgen Tom and Vickie Wicks of Collegeville township recently won the “Best Edible Garden” in the “Country Gardens Annual Garden Awards.” Their garden was recently pictured on the cover of the magazine. The Wickses entered the “Country Gardens 13th Annual Garden Award” by submitting photos of their garden and a story about their garden and garden shed in August 2011. Early in 2012, the editor of “Country Gardens” called and notified them they had been selected as a winner of the Annual Garden Awards and they wanted to know when their garden would look its best for a photo shoot in the summer of 2012. The “Country Gardens” crew came out in the beginning of August 2012 to take the photos. Garden • page 4 contributed photo The Wickses’ garden is shown looking through the weathervane from the top of the shed. Osendorf wins local bagger contest by Cori Hilsgen Breanna Osendorf recently won the Coborn’s 24th annual Best Bagger Contest held at the Sauk Rapids Coborn’s Superstore and also went on to compete at the Mall of America Aug. 17. Locally, she was one of 33 employees who were judged on Donate your extra produce from your garden to your local food shelf. Favorites include carrots, beans, beets, kohlrabi, corn, potatoes, cabbage, peppers, onions and asparagus. Any produce that has a longer shelf life is accepted. This is an easy way to help our food shelves during the summer and fall. For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit and click on Criers. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. on every year to honor its baggers. She said the goal of the event is to have the fastest possible speed, proper bag-building technique, appearance and distribution of weight between the bags. The proper bag-building technique consists of placing heavy cans on the bottom of the bag, framing boxed items around the bag’s walls to create a cushion for other items, placing crushable items such as produce and eggs on the top and slipping Osendorf • page 8 Pets, owners get ready for Sept. 7 ‘Woofstock’ by Dennis Dalman Place of Hope Place of Hope is seeking 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. their bagging techniques. She won the contest and $100 cash for her efforts. At the Mall of America, Osendorf did not place at the MOA competition. “The people there were crazy good,” Osendorf said. Winners at the MOA won $500 and a trip to Las Vegas and a chance to compete in the national bagger contest in February 2014. The national winner gets $10,000. Osendorf said the bagging contest is something the Minnesota Grocery Association puts contributed photo Breanna Osendorf recently competed in the Best Bagger contest locally and at the state level. She won at the local level, but did not place at the state level. Osendorf (right) and St. Joseph Coborn’s store manager Ryan Rothwell are pictured after she won at the local level. Osendorf is pursuing a degree in business management and hopes to one day manage a business. The 25th annual “Woofstock Companion 5k Walk” will take place starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Wilson Park in St. Cloud. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and food and festivities will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The annual event is the most important annual fundraiser for the Tri-County Humane Society, based in St. Cloud, which serves the needs of animals and owners in Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties. Teams of people will walk to raise money through pledges. Prizes will be given to the most successful fundraisers. The event also features dozens of exhibitors who will set up informational booths within the park, along with food, games and animal demonstrations. “Woofstock,” a canine pun on “Woodstock,” typically features owners and pets dressed up as “hippies” with tie-dyed clothing, bandannas, peace signs and othWoofstock • page 3

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