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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 28, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 26 Est. 1995 Postal Patron ‘BRAsterpiece’ brings hope to breast-cancer sufferers Town Crier contributed photo Paige Grabow works on an imaginative, wild bra. Remember the market for your picnic Market Monday has all you need for your 4th of July picnic. Beef, pork and chicken for the grill plus, produce fresh from the field. Also available, ice coffee concentrate, honey, syrup, baked goods, tea, dried and fresh herbs, your friends and neighbors and so much more. Come enjoy the park, trails and river near our new location at Sartell City Hall. Newsleader closed July 1-5 The Newsleader office will be closed July 1-5. A July 5 edition will not be published. The office will reopen on July 8 and will resume weekly publications beginning July 12. Furniture drive set Saturday Messiah Lutherna Church, Sartell, is holding a furniture drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Items accepted include: couches, love seats, hutches, lamps, easy chairs, recliners, rockers, kitchen tables and chairs, end tables, night stands, accent tables, dressers, bed sets, TV stands, TVs (32 inches or smaller), head boards and matching bed sets, and microwaves. Items with rips, stains, rust or mold will not be accepted. Call Central Minnesota Re-Entry Project for more information or to schedule pick-up at 320-6569004. Library contest seeks blue-ribbon winner Great River Regional Library is giving teens and children a chance to win a blue ribbon and visit the Minnesota State Fair this year. The library is having a Blue Ribbon Reader contest for children and teens ages 8 to 18. They are being asked to hand-write a one page essay to answer this question: Why do you love to read? All entries must be completed on the official essay entry sheet available from the library. Entries must be submitted to a branch of Great River Regional Library on or before Saturday, July 27. For more information, visit and click on Criers. See inside for July 4th festival activities! by Dennis Dalman Bras, bras and more bras – of all shapes, sizes and colors – will be exhibited starting July 1 in a show entitled “BRAsterpiece” at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. “BRAsterpiece” is a play on words for “Masterpiece,” and its BRA stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. The exhibit, which is designed to raise awareness about breast cancer, will run through Aug. 31. It will feature at least 50 bras. The bras are actual bras that have been turned into works of art by many local people. They range from whimsical to wildly comical, from thoughtful to stunning. Four of the bra artists hail from Sartell, the husband, son and two daughters of Jenny Grabow, who is a patient coordinator at MidSota Plastic Surgery, a place well known for breast-reconstruction procedures, mostly following mastectomies, partial or radical, as the result of breast cancer. Grabow’s husband, Shawn, is an outdoorsman who collects things he finds, such as wildturkey feathers. Shawn decided to use those feathers for his artwork bra. He glued them on, then made a pair of eyes out of black felt. Son Brady helped his father design the feather “Hoot” bra, as they call it. Daughter Kenzie, 17, created a “bedazzled bra” covered in dazzling sequins; and daughter Paige, 12, made a “Pac Man Bra,” painted on one side to look like a Pac Man and the other side the Pac Man’s “enemy.” A good friend of the Grabows lost his wife to cancer when she was only 50. The entire Grabow family is well aware of breast cancer because of Jenny’s work at MidSota. They are all hoping others, too, will become more aware of the disease. Ruth Petermeier is a medical photographer at MidSota Plastic Surgeons, who is also in charge Bras • page 4 A wiggle and a walk, and a gaggle and a talk Sartell Pediatrics makes magazine’s honor roll by Dennis Dalman Sartell Pediatrics has been honored in a featured story in the monthly “Minnesota Physicians” magazine as one of eight architecturally superb health-care buildings in Minnesota. Sartell Pediatrics is owned by Dr. David Smith and his wife, Jill, program manager. The clinic is located on 2nd Ave. S. in Sartell in what used to be a drive-through bank and, later, a bar-nightclub. In November 2012, the Smiths opened Sartell Pediatrics after a long process of considering precisely how to retro-fit a former drive-through bank and – years later – a bar into a homey, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing facility. Their patients and their parents have commented constantly how welcome they feel when they come there for diagnoses and treatments. Sartell Pediatrics was one of 50 submissions by health-care related facilities in the state for Minnesota Physicians magazine’s Pediatrics • page 3 photo by Tara Wiese This line of Canada geese, mothers, fathers and children alike, stopped traffic along Pinecone Road as they strolled across at the school zone toward Pine Meadow Elementary School as if to enroll the young’un’s for fall classes. Historic women-priest ordination takes place by Dennis Dalman During the ordination of three women priests last Sunday, there were tears flowing throughout the church, Sykora but they were tears of joy. The ordination, which is not recognized as valid by the Roman Catholic Church, took place at a “guest” church, St. John’s Episcopal Church in St. Cloud. One of the ordained priests is Bernie Sykora, 80, of Sartell. The other women priests are Martha Sherman of Salem, S.D. and Corene Besetzny of Red Wing, Minn. The three were ordained by Bishop Regina Nicolosy, also of Red Wing. Almost 250 people attended the historic ceremony in St. Cloud, which has long been a bastion of Catholicism. The ordination of women priests is punishable by excommunication from the Vatican-based Catholic Church. That is, those involved in the ordination, cannot take the holy sacraments, such as the Eucharist during the Mass, but the women do anyway in purposeful disobedience of orthodoxy. “I was exuberant, exhilarated and delighted all through the ceremony,” said Jeanette Blonigen Clancy of Avon, an author on religious and spiritual issues who has a master’s degree in theology. Blonigen Clancy is a Sykora • page 8

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