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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, June 13, 2014 Volume 19, Issue 24 Est. 1995 Town Crier Celebration of Fatherhood set June 14 at Lake George Volunteers are needed to assist with activities at the 20th annual Celebration of Fatherhood from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Lake George, St. Cloud. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 9 a.m. Spend your morning helping kids with arts and crafts as well as other play activities. Volunteers must have a pleasant demeanor when working with small children. For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit www.thenewsleaders. com and click on June 13 Criers. Celebrate 100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope for Red Cross The American Red Cross is celebrating the start of summer with its 100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope campaign. This summer, you can bring help and hope to people in need, whether it’s being prepared for an emergency, keeping lifesaving blood in full supply, or taking a health and safety class. Choose your own way to spread hope as follows: help save up to three lives by donating blood; make a financial donation so Red Cross is ready to help those in need; take a class (first aid, CPR and more); be prepared with our mobile apps; become one of 400,000 volunteers making our work possible; or invite others to support the 100 Days Campaign using #ChooseYourDay. For more information visit http:// Autism group to hold picnic June 18 Carson’s Kindness, an autism awareness nonprofit group developed to give back to the Central Minnesota community, will hold a free picnic for families affected by autism from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the Waite Park Community Park. Postal Patron Staked-off dog park awaits funds, fencing by Dennis Dalman The Pinecone Central Park Dog Park is now staked off, but it still needs funds and fencing. Last week, four volunteers pounded stakes into the perimeter that will – hopefully soon – be a fence. Organizers hope to have two separate fenced-off areas in the nearly five-acre dog park – one area for large dogs, the other for smaller breeds. Those who pounded in stakes are DogPAC members Mark Dockery (lead fundraiser), Kim George (chair), her husband Rod Neuenschwander and their son, Mason. DogPAC is a group of volunteers formed last year to help raise funds for the project. The group’s goal is $150,000, which would cover several phases of the project, including the fencing, a water line to the park, a shade shelter and a rules sign. The City of Sartell doPark • page 3 contributed photo Rod Neuenschwander and his son, Mason, pound in stakes to demarcate the perimeter of a dog park in Pinecone Central Park. By knowing the exact fence-perimeter, the group of volunteers, dubbed DogPAC, will be able to be specific when advertising for bids for fencing. Chief receives Meritorious Service medal by Dennis Dalman Cited for his leadership and quality service to the city’s safety, Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes received a Meritorious Service medal from the city council at its June 9 meeting. In a brief ceremony before the council meeting, Sartell Mayor Joe Perske presented the medal, and police officer Dale Struffert pinned it to Hughes’ uniHughes form. Perske said Hughes has shown expertise in providing INSERT: State Rep. Tim O’Driscoll from himself to his staff and officers and reserve officers. “Without them, I couldn’t do what I do.” Hughes also thanked former Sartell police chiefs for setting high standards – the late Jerry O’Driscoll, who hired Hughes 23 years ago; and Bob Ringstrom, who preceded Hughes as chief. YMCA lifeguards now staff wading pools by Dennis Dalman Celebration of Arts, Caramel Roll Ride set June 14 The eighth annual Celebration of the Arts, presented by Avon Area Arts, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14 in the Wobegon Trailhead Park in Avon. This one-day free event highlights artists living in and around the Avon area who will exhibit, sell, demonstrate and teach arts and fine crafts including pottery, painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, woodcarving and more. The annual Caramel Roll Ride will also take place on the Wobegon Trail. For more information, visit and click on June 13 Criers. outstanding public safety, in making the city a welcoming and friendly place, in helping handle deftly the catastrophe at the Verso paper mill two years ago and in keeping the Drug Awareness and Education program going for students. In accepting the medal, Hughes deflected credit away photo by Dennis Dalman YMCA lifeguard Tim Immelman of Sartell stands with pool visitors June 9 at the wading pool in Watab Park. Left to right are brothers Jacob, Anthony and Caleb Larson of Sauk Rapids and Oliver Eikmeier of Sartell. The grandmother of the Larson boys, Barbara Mills of St. Cloud, said she was babysitting her grandsons and decided they would enjoy some cool fun at the Watab pool. YMCA Lifeguards certified with American Red Cross training are now keeping watch at Sartell’s two wading pools. “We’re happy to partner with Sartell,” said Jamie Darling, the YMCA’s associate aquatics director. “We’re promoting family fun with healthy living. We want to see families be safe and have a good time at the pools and when they’re taking swimming lessons at the YMCA.” Sartell’s two wading pools are at Watab Park, which is just off Riverside Avenue across from Veterans Park; and the Celebration pool, located in the Celebration neighborhood addition at 19th Avenue N. and 11th Street S. Both pools have free admittance. They are open from noon to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The pools opened May 31 and will remain open until Labor Day, Sept. 1. Many Sartell residents are unaware of the pool at Celebration, Darling noted. When that neighborhood was built, the developer constructed a wading pool there and then donated it for citywide use. Each pool will be staffed by one YMCA lifeguard, one guard in the early afternoon hours and one in late afternoon to YMCA • page 4

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