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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 Postal Patron Pinecone Central’s baseball complex Town Crier a hit with players, fans alike Friday, June 14, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 24 Est. 1995 Artists sought for BRAsterpieces exhibit An art exhibit of BRAsterpieces, sponsored by Visual Arts MN, Breastoration and Midsota Plastic Surgeons will be shown during July and August at the River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. Artists are being sought to create BRAsterpieces or bra art, a novel medium used to bring about public awareness. BRAsterpieces need to be turned in to Midsota Plastic Surgeons by June 17. The deadline will be extend up to July 1, but artists must contact organizers to let them know. For more information, call Ruth at 320-529-4262 or visit www. Hike to raise funds for Place of Hope A matching grant hike to raise awareness, funds and hope will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in Boundary Creek Neighborhood Park, 10122 104th Ave. N., Maple Grove. Proceeds will benefit Place of Hope Ministries. Join the hike or support a hiker by visiting razoo. com or make a check out to Place of Hope Ministries and mail it to 511 9th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303. For more information, visit www.placeofhopeministries. org or call 320-203-7881. Proceeds will benefit women’s and girls programming. Shop for a Cause June 20-21 Looking for a way to support worthy causes while having fun? Plan your next shopping adventure June 20 and 21 and “Shop for a Cause.” This first time event will benefit many worthwhile programs while saving you 20 percent storewide (some exclusions apply) at the Gift Gallery located at St. Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Health Plaza and the Gift Shop at St. Benedict’s Senior Community – St. Cloud. The shops offer many unique items for your next special occasion including great wedding gift ideas. For more information, and click on Criers. SummerFest photos sought If you or someone you know would like to submit SummerFest photos, the Newsleader will choose the best to be featured in the June 21 edition and will include submissions on our website. Please include name and phone number and be sure to identify all people in any photo. Email jpgs to by Dennis Dalman Sounds of the all-American sport of baseball resounded last weekend at the brand-new fourfield baseball complex in Sartell’s Pinecone Central Park. From June 7-9, teams came from far and wide to participate in the Pinecone Park Inaugural Baseball Invitational tournament. The tourney served as a grand opening for the complex, which was so many years in the making. And everyone expressed approval of the new facility. People praised its lump-free sodded surface, the bleachers, the central shelter, the four scoreboards, the convenience of parking and the green beauty of the vast park where it’s located. Some people, noticing the complex is not fully completed, said they are eager to see it when it is all done this summer. Fourteen teams played at the tourney from the cities of Anoka, North Branch, Moorhead, Alexandria, Becker, Mahtomedi, Monticello, Big Lake, Zimmer- photos by Dennis Dalman Above: A player gets ready to clobber a ball during a game at Pinecone Central Park last Saturday. Inset: Fans – and a loyal dog – relax between games at Pinecone Central Park. man, Andover, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park and Sartell. For more about the new baseball complex, see the photo poll and the editorial in today’s newspaper. Sykora looks forward to her ordination as priest by Dennis Dalman For as long as she can remember, Bernie Sykora of Sartell wanted to be a priest. When she was a little girl playing in her mother’s hollyhock garden, she would pretend the cupshaped flowers were little chalices, and she would use them in her play-imitation of saying the Catholic Mass. But dreaming was one thing, reality quite another. Sykora knew all too well that 2,000 years of Catholic tradition would not suddenly one day allow women to serve as priests. She knew that so well, in fact, she never mentioned to anyone else how much she longed to be a priest. Now 80, Sykora’s dream is about to come true. At 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Sykora and two other women will be ordained at St. John’s Episcopal Church in St. Cloud. Bishop Regina Nicolosi of Red Wing will officiate at the ordination. The Sykora • page 5 Sartell boy gets hole-in-one, homer in same week by Dennis Dalman Was it springtime skill or just plain luck? Trysten Bommersbach pondered that question a few seconds before answering. “I’d like to think it was skill,” he said with a chuckle. “But luck might have had something to do with it. Still, I think I deserved it because I play a lot of golf photo by Dennis Dalman and a lot of baseball.” Trystan Bommersbach holds his homeIn one week, Bommersrun ball as his brother, Bennett, sits bach, 13, hit a hole-in-one proudly beside him. and a homerun. In fact, he was the first player to hit a homerun at the newly opened baseball complex in Pinecone Central Park. Bommersbach, a student at Sartell Middle School, is still a bit dazed by his skill/ luck. He’s also somewhat lionized by friends and acquaintances who ask him, tongue-in-cheek, if he will buy lottery tickets for them or accompany them to a casino. On Monday, June 3, Bommersbach and friend Blake Webster went golfing at the Oak Hills Golf Course south of Rice. They both started on hole number 10 on the “back 9 course.” On hole number 11, Bommersbach chose a 6-iron. He swung and whacked the ball, sending it 155 yards smack-dab to the center of the green where it plopped into the cup. “I looked over at Blake, and he started running to me and tackled me to the ground,” Bommersbach recalled. “He kept saying, ‘I’m so jealous, I want to get a hole-in-one too.’ “ Once he realized he wasn’t imagining things, Bommersbach • page 4

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