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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 Postal Patron If ASA students raise another $1,000 Town Crier Terhaar’s beard will soon be pink Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 Volume 24, Issue 41 Est. 1989 ID theft-prevention workshop Oct. 29 at Resurrection Lutheran “Identity Theft: What you need to know,” a free 50-minute workshop, created by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 N. C.R. 2, St. Joseph. The workshop is designed to help participants learn: how identity theft can occur, protection tips and steps to take if it happens. Identity theft can happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. Don’t let it happen to you. Refreshments will be served. To reserve your spot, contact Debbie Clausen, CLTC, at 320-253-4382 or Early learning scholarships available to qualifying families As the new school year swings into full gear, more of the state’s youngest learners will now have access to high-quality early education. Thanks to Governor Dayton and the Legislature’s $40-million investment during the next biennium in early education scholarships, more than 8,000 students will be given a better start. Low-income families are now able to apply for a scholarship. The funds are available for students, ages 3 to 5, with the highest needs in order to improve school readiness for all young children. Up to $5,000 per scholarship will be awarded and may be used at any early childhood program including Head Start, school-based prekindergarten and preschool programs, and child-care programs. For more information, visit and click on Criers. by Cori Hilsgen Volunteers gathered on Oct. 12 for the 30th workathon fundraiser held for All Saints Academy. Jobs were assigned and muffins were distributed. Each group of volunteers brought a plate of muffins to its job site as a token of appreciation. The peanut-free muffins were made by Mary Kay Pelkey, the school cook. Volunteers worked in windy 50-degree weather. They raked and hauled away leaves, cleaned gardens and did many other projects to help people who had requested assistance. The workathon is a service-oriented fundraiser held yearly. It gives students and families a chance to help with area needs and to raise funds For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. INSERTS: Bee Line Service PineCone Marketplace’s Trick or Treat photo by Cori Hilsgen Karl Terhaar, ASA administrator, also known as “Leaf Man” appeared at a job site location to encourage workers (left to right) Vince Revermann, third grade; Taylar Schaefer, third grade; Sylvie Schmitz, preschool; and Lily Schmitz, first grade. Let light shine Oct. 22 for Wetterling; all missing children The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is asking individuals to commit to leaving a porch light lit on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to create hope and light in the world in honor of Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted on Oct. 22, 1989, in St. Joseph. The case remains open and unsolved. Jacob’s story has left an indelible mark on the hearts of thousands, if not millions, of people throughout Minnesota, the United States and the Literacy, math tutors world. JWRC has always asked famneeded in St. Cloud ilies to leave a porch light on to Full-time AmeriCorps tutors honor Jacob on Oct. 22. In adare urgently needed to begin a year of service in a St. Cloud area school immediately. They help students grow toward becoming successful readers by the end of third grade, or toward math proficiency by the end of eighth grade. As a full-time tutor, you’ll receive training and get real experience. You’ll earn a biweekly living stipend of $480, an education award of $5,550 and can put federal student loans into forbearance while you serve. For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit and click on Criers. for the school. Several volunteers raked leaves at the home of Pete and Delores Giroux. Delores said they have been requesting help for about five years. “We felt sort of foolish the first year requesting help, but our house is close to school and the kids liked it,” Delores said. “It is a nice service and the kids are always so good.” David Nicoll and his two daughters – Ava, 6, and Grace, Students • page 8 dition to turning on an outside light, it encourages individuals to let their own lights shine. Help a neighbor, talk to your child about safety, support a local child-serving organization, the ideas are endless. We can think of no greater way to honor Jacob than to create a more hope-filled world. It’s very rare an abductor comes forward to confess to a crime like this one, but in most cases, the abductor tells someone what they did. If you are able to shine a light into this case by coming forward to law enforcement with information that will lead to answers, JWRC encourages you to take that step. Leads on Jacob’s case can be called into the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-THE-LOST. The JWRC, originally called the Jacob Wetterling Foundation, was founded in 1990 by Patty and Jerry Wetterling following their son’s abduction near St. Joseph. (www.jwrc. org). JWRC has a proven history of educating families and communities to prevent sexual exploitation and abductions of children and also provides victim assistance to families of the missing. Jacob’s l e g a c y continues to be honored through JWRC, a program of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center. Their mission is to end all forms of child abuse, neglect and exploitation through training, education, advocacy, prevention and awareness, providing care and treatment for children, families and adult survivors. Hundreds view fall colors at SJU by Cori Hilsgen Hundreds of people walked the woods of St. John’s University and its arboretum Oct. 13 to view the array of fall colors. Many came to attend the 11th annual Collegeville Colors event hosted by St. John’s Preparatory School and St. John’s Arboretum. SJP students were involved contributed photo with the event which included A trail through the trees reveals a blend of fall colors and offers hiking, music, games and a hikers peaceful serenity. variety of foods. Visitors were able to view the colors along hiking trails that wind through many wooded acres, along Lake Sagatagan and to the Stella Maris Chapel. Colors were at their peak, and the warm, sunny 50-degree weather added to the scenic experience. Former St. Joseph resident Melanie Hilsgen enjoyed hiking the trails. “It was the perfect fall day to check out all the fall colors,” Hilsgen said. “It was beautiful out.”

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