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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. 23, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 33 Est. 1995 Town Crier Market Monday partners on building project Market Monday, the Central Minnesota Sustainability Project and Cherrico Pottery will partner to host a community coil building project at farmers’ market on Monday. Come and help create a large planter. Market Monday is held from 3-6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Sartell baseball to hold gopher state tryouts Tryouts for 2014 Gopher State travel teams will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Oak Ridge Elementary in Sartell at the following times: 15U at 10 a.m., 14U at 11:30 a.m., 10U at 1 p.m., 11U at 2:30 p.m., 12U at 4 p.m. and 13U at 5:30 p.m. You are encouraged to arrive at least one-half hour prior to your scheduled time. Saturday, Sept. 14 will be a callback date. More information can be found on our website at Heart Center offers outpatient nicotine-dependence program Quit tobacco through five weekly group sessions led by experts from the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center at St. Cloud Hospital. The class will run for five consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Heart Center’s third-floor library. Deadline to register is Sept. 5. Find success through the program’s personalized treatment, support group, medication therapy, relapse prevention and self-help plan. For more information, visit www. and click on Criers. Girl Scout info. night set Aug. 29 Girls interested in joining Girl Scouts are invited to a fun-filled registration/information night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at St Francis Xavier School in Sartell. This is for all girls K-12 of Sartell, St Stephen, Sauk Raids, Rice and Royalton. If you decide to join Girl Scouting, there is a fee. Little Falls hosts Living History Day A Living History Day, complete with characters portraying family and friends of Charles Lindbergh, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Charles Lindgbergh Historic Site, Little Falls. Visitors will also have the chance to try their hand at some of the chores young Lindbergh did around the farm. For more information, call 320-6165421 or visit and click on Criers. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. Postal Patron ‘Free at Last’ evokes fears, hopes of refugees by Dennis Dalman A stunning exhibit in images and text will tell the story of the hopes, fears, accomplishments, disappointments and dreams of immigrant refugees who came so far to a new world called America. “Free at Last: Journey of Hope” will open Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. The free exhibit, which was installed by curator Carol Weiler of Sartell, will continue through Oct. 31. Most of the artists/participants in the exhibit are Somali refugees who live in the greater St. Cloud area, although there is also art by an African immigrant and a Japanese immigrant. There are 60 artworks in the show, along with 14 biographical essays written by the immigrants. The concept for “Free at Last” began with “Hands Across the World,” a St. Cloud-based agency that serves the needs of refugees new to the area. The agency enlisted the help of five local artists to help new residents develop language, social and work skills while at the same time having an outlet for their artistic expressions. The art-making and learning workshops took place in autumn 2012 at the Paramount Theater art studios. The resultant artworks include weavings, paintings, ceramics, appliques, fabric constructions and drawings. There are also many photographs in the exhibit, many of them showing the refugee/artists in the process of creating their works. Faces and name identities (other than first names) are scarce in the exhibit as most Somalis are leery of getting their photos taken for political and/or cultural/religious reasons. Some of the biographies are so traumatic and emotionally turbulent that many who have read them began to cry. The artworks, in vivid shapes and colors, reflect the deep roots of Somali agrarian culture in which animals and nomadic lifestyles play an integral part. Refugees • page 4 contributed photo A banner comprised of artworks made by immigrants graces the lobby of the Paramount Theater in downtown St. Cloud. Breakfast rallies support for breast-cancer walk by Dennis Dalman On the 100th anniversary of the American Cancer Society, fundraisers and researchers are determined that breast cancer and other forms of the disease will be extinct as dinosaurs long before another 100 years rolls around. That determined hope was apparent Aug. 14 at the kickoff-breakfast for “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central Minnesota” at the St. Cloud Holiday Inn. The event was hosted by Shelly Teff of Sartell, a volunteer who has known many people suffering from cancer. Teff is a receptionist at Midsota Plastic Surgeons, which is a regional center for breast reconstruction. She is also a long-time volunteer at a Sauk Rapids nursing home, where she has known many people battling cancer. Teff is chair of the annual breast-cancer walk. Teff told the audience about a woman who had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and who came to Midsota Plastic Surgeons. The woman, completely devastated, began sobbing, terrified of what the diagnosis would mean. Teff gave her a hug and told her that despite the cancer she will always, always be the woman she always was. Teff in no uncertain terms told the woman she and her support- ers will fight as hard as they can and “we’re going to win this one!” That woman, like so many Walk • page 8 Sartell Muskies head to state contributed photo After winning first-place at regionals at Hinckley last week, the Sartell Muskies are heading to the state tournament at Delano on Saturday, Aug. 24. Team members include the following: (kneeling, left to right) Jace Otto, Andrew Deters, Travis Weaver, Drew LaBeaux, Jake Sweeter, Shawn Schoen and Rob Voshell; (standing) Dan O’Connell, Brian Schellinger, Tony Schmitz, David Deminsky, Luke Sweeter, Tim Burns, Adam Wenker, Adam Schellinger, Cole Jenkins, manager Randy Beckstrom and draftee Chad Schwegel. Team members not pictured are Dave Schlangen and Booner Lewllyn. This is manager Beckstrom’s 25th year with the Sartell Muskies.

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