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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, Aug. 16, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 32 Est. 1995 Town Crier ‘Teamin’ Up’ food drive set for Aug. 22 The Sartell High School Volleyball Team will do its annual “Teamin’ Up for Hunger” food drive Thursday, Aug. 22. The girls will go throughout Sartell neighborhoods, pickup up non-perishable food items residents are requested to leave on their doorsteps that day. Those who want to donate but who will not be home on pick-up day can call Ronell Uran at Sartell High School: 656-3717. First-time homebuyer classes set Aug. 24, Sept. 4, 5 If you are looking to purchase your first home, now is the time to participate in Home Stretch, a first-time homebuyer workshop that takes participants through the entire home-buying process. The next workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Liberty Savings Bank, St. Cloud and from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 4 and 5 at the Little Falls Middle School. Registration is required; participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the workshop. Homebuyer education is also offered as an online course. To register for either course, visit and click on Criers. Casting for a Cure sets $100,000 goal The Casting for a Cure is a local event created to bring community together around a favorite Minnesota past-time of fishing while raising money for Greater Minnesota cancer awareness, prevention and resources. Anglers of any age can begin fishing on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24 on any body of water in Minnesota to participatein the catchphoto-release fish-a-thon. Anglers, families and community members alike then meet at the Blue Line Sports Bar in Sartell starting at 2 p.m. to turn in their fish logs with digital pictures and join in the day’s festivities. Even if you don’t fish, families can have fun in the Party Time Inflatables, casting contest, crafts, games and hourly door prizes. The evening of the Awards Ceremony and Celebration of Hope is open to the public and free to attend. For more information, visit and click on Criers. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. INSERT: Great Clips Postal Patron Residents ‘bond’ with Mighty Miss at river event by Dennis Dalman Area residents, including many from Sartell, had a chance to “bond” with their great river, the Mighty Mississippi, last Sunday during the fifth annual “Take a Day Off at the River.” The event, once again, took place at the Stearns County Mississippi River Park on CR 1 north of Sartell. A combination of fun and learning was apparent throughout the park as parents and children fished from shore, took pontoon rides, tried their hand at canoeing and kayaking or just took walking tours to learn about the flora and fauna of the riverbank world. Others enjoyed watching the Department of Natural Resources demonstrate electrofishing (stunning fish into temporary immobility using an electric current); testing skills at a laser shooting range, taking part in River • page 4 photo by Dennis Dalman Maya Lentner of Sartell watches with awe as a soap bubble begins to surround her body. The activity was one of the water-related exhibits Sunday at “Take a Day Off at the River.” Curves members walk for breast cancer cure by Cori Hilsgen Neighbors Gretchen Ross, 65, and Joy Chall, 62, plan to participate in the Twin Cities three-day Susan G. Komen walk for a cure for breast cancer Aug. 23–25. Both are members of the Sartell Curves. Ross has been a member for five years and Chall joined this year. Each walker in the Komen event must raise a minimum of $2,300 in order to participate. Donations come from friends and family, word of mouth, people whose lives have been affected by cancer. “When we accept donations, we always ask if there is someone we can honor on our walk,” Ross said. “Both Joy and I have a lot of names we will write on our event shirts.” There are women on Ross’s husband’s side of the family who had breast cancer. Chall does not have any immediate family members with breast cancer but has some wonderful close friends who are survivors. “The challenges they went through, yet the positive attitude they maintained during this difficult time was an inspi- ration to me,” Chall said. “That is why I chose to do the threeday walk for the Susan G., to honor their admirable fight.” Ross and Chall plan to walk 20 miles each day. At this time, the route is undisclosed as a security precaution. Opening ceremonies are at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at the Southdale Mall and the closing ceremonies are at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the State Capital in St. Paul. Ross and Chall have enjoyed walking together and have dreamed of being able to complete the three-day event, knowing it’s more difficult than doing a marathon because it’s three consecutive days of walking 20 miles each day. Ross said being able to train for the event has been a factor. Training requires long training walks along with varying degrees of cross training. The Komen foundation provides a training handbook for its walkers. It suggests walkers be able to walk at least a 20-minute-mile and offers a suggested training program which gradually increases your distance as well as suggests different types of terrain, weather conditions and varying surfaces whenever possible. Because it’s an endurance walk, training increases up to 18 miles a day and then 15 miles the next day, with cross training on the days when walks are shorter. The two women have walked almost daily since they began their training program about 16 weeks ago. They have incorpoCure • page 8 Rock ‘n’ bounce photo by Jack Hellie A fearless toddler sails into the air during the annual Rock ‘n’ Block party in South Sartell Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce.

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