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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 Sartell Friday, May 31, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 22 Est. 1995 Town Crier Breakfast on Farm set June 1 The sixth annual Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 1 at Groetsch Dairy, owned by the Steve and Lisa Groetsch family. The event will include children’s activities, a farm animal petting zoo, tours of the farm, a visit from Princess Kay of the Milky Way, an obstacle course with the Vikings cheerleaders. The Kimball Lions will cook up a hearty breakfast for a nominal fee. Come celebrate June Dairy Month. Bring the whole family to this agricultural awareness event and see a dairy farm in action. The event will occur rain or shine.For a map and directions, visit www.thenewsleaders. com and click on Criers. Plant an extra row for the food shelf Consider planting an extra row in your garden and donating the produce 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, call Catholic Charities Emergency Services 320-229-4560 or the Salvation Army 320-252-4552. Get introduced to geocaching An introduction to geocaching program will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library, 253 5th Ave. N., Waite Park. The program will cover the fundamentals of this high-tech, entertaining adventure game in which people use GPSenabled devices to navigate to a set of GPS coordinates and find hidden items. The program will include the basic use of a GPS for finding, hiding and placing geocaches. Participants can try out their new skills during the Waite Park Family Fun Fest Geocaching Contest, June 10-13. Advanced registration is required. For more information, call 320-253-9359. Anti-bullying T-shirt contest set Submit the Documentary, a film addressing cyberbullying, is seeking artists 16 years and older to submit a T-shirt design emulating anti-bullying to be revealed during the film’s worldwide screening and film festivals later this year. The top two designs will be selected for voting by social media. Deadline for submissions is July 1. For information, visit www.thenewsleaders. com. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. Postal Patron People gather to honor all who served country by Dennis Dalman The weather was chilly, the wind was brisk, but the band played on at the Memorial Day service May 27 in Sartell’s Veterans Park. Audience members, speakers and musicians stoically braved the nippy morning weather to honor all those who served the cause of freedom throughout the nation’s history. Overcast skies looked like rain was imminent, but the rain held off throughout the hour-long ceremony. The American Legion Post 277 of Sartell posted the colors at the park’s veterans’ monument and the Sartell Community Band performed the “National Anthem” at the start of the event. Sartell Mayor Joe Perske and Flip Mastey, Post 277 commander, welcomed the audience, who filled the bleachers and sat or stood on the grass. The Rev. Tim Baltes, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, gave the invocation; and the SarHonor • page 3 photo by Dennis Dalman Boy Scouts plant flags along the walkway at Veterans Park in Sartell during the Memorial Day ceremony. Girl Scouts also helped plant flags that day. Degiovanni appointed as interim administrator Mary Degiovanni, Sartell’s financial director, will now serve as interim city administrator Degiovanni to replace Patti Gartland, whose last day was May 31. The city council approved the appointment at a special meeting May 28. At this point, the council is not sure whether to seek a new city administrator or to let Degiovanni take that job permanently, if she so desires, and hire a new financial direc- tor to take over that job from Degiovanni. Council members said they are pleased Degiovanni showed a willingness to become interim administrator because she has worked with city staff for so long and has a thorough working knowledge of Sartell issues. Degiovanni had been a city administrator for Annandale before accepting Sartell’s job offer for financial director. She has had that job for the past nine years. Gartland resigned her administrator position to become president of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. Past, present Scouts invited to bash by Dennis Dalman The search is on for former Boy Scouts who were, at one time or another, members of Sartell Boy Scout Troop 11, which is about to celebrate its 50th birthday. Any former Scouts or people who know where they now live should contact current Scoutmaster John Burnett at 320293-9852 or at jdburnett5@ Or, they can send information to Jeff Kearney at Burnett wants to send all former Scouts personal invitations to a birthday bash set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Bernick’s Arena in Sartell. Founded in 1963, Troop 11 has had only five Scoutmasters in its half century, a rarity since most troops go through that many Scoutmasters – or more – in a decade. Burnett, an electrician who lives in Sartell, has been Troop 11 Scoutmaster since 1986. Burnett, who grew up in St. Cloud, joined a St. Cloud Boy Scout troop when he was 11. He became Scoutmaster of a St. Cloud troop in 1973, then decided to lead the Sartell troop in 1986. Burnett said he has no accurate count of how many Boy Scouts have been part of Troop 11. Scouts • page 12 contributed photo During an emergency drill, members of Sartell Boy Scout Troop 11 carry a supposedly “injured” scout to help in this photo that was taken several decades ago. The Sartell troop members past and present will celebrate the troop’s 50 anniversary June 15 at the grounds of the Bernick’s Pepsi Arena in Sartell.

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