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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, Sept. 27, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 38 Est. 1995 Town Crier Millstream Arts Fest set Sunday, Sept. 29 The Millstream Arts Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in downtown St. Joseph. More than 40 artists will offer a wide variety of paintings, pottery, jewelry, fiber and other fine arts. The event will also include entertainment, a kids’ art area, horse-drawn trolley rides, a vintage auto and tractor show and food vendors. Admission is free but food-shelf donations will be accepted at the information booth. For more information, visit ‘Lyme Disease: You’re Not Alone’ Join Jakin and Nicole Koll for a presentation on the symptoms and effects of Lyme Disease from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District Service Center, Sartell. You will view the dramatic documentary “Under Our Skin,” talk about the struggles of diagnosing this disease and find support from others with the disease. The event is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, call the Community Education office at 320-253-4036. Johanna Kiln opening at St. John’s Join community friends on Friday, Oct. 4 for a trip to view the opening of the Johanna Kiln at St. John’s University. The Johanna Kiln is the largest kiln of its kind in North America and is fired only one time each year. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Sartell Senior Center located at the District Service Office, 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell to car pool. Call 320-253-4036 to reserve a spot. Be prepared with warm clothing and comfortable shoes to walk on some uneven outdoor surfaces. This is a great opportunity to see pottery in a very historic setting. Scouting for Food starts Sept. 28 The two Cub Scout Packs and two Boy Scout Troops of Sartell will participate in Scouting for Food. This annual service project is part of the many activities that encourages the boys to “Do a Good Turn Daily” for others. Between Saturday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Oct. 4, the Scouts will distribute door hangars throughout Sartell explaining to leave the items in bags in front of residences’ homes. On Saturday, Oct. 5, Scouts in the area will collect all the donations and deliver them to local food shelves. INSERTS: Fall Resource Guide The Waters Church Postal Patron Beckstrom wants to grow up, but they won’t let him by Dennis Dalman Randy Beckstrom’s friends sometimes tease him about how someday, way in the future, he ought to be buried under centerfield in Champion Field in Sartell. Good-natured Beckstrom always laughs. “Well, yes, might as well get buried there,” he told the Sartell Newsleader, chuckling. “I’ve spent at least half of every summer for years at that field. It’s my home away from home. “ Friends also tease him about how he doesn’t want to grow up. He’s played ball and been coachmanager of the Sartell Muskies for a long, long time. He joined the team right after graduating from Sartell High School in 1989 – nearly 25 years ago. Once the “young pup” on the team, Beckstrom its now its distinguished elder. “They should be happy to have a guy who can still run around the outfield,” a chuckling Beckstrom • page 4 contributed photo Sartell Muskies Coach-Manager Randy Beckstrom signs baseballs for two boys right after the Muskies won the state championship at Maple Lake. Braulick’s challenge: making meals nutritious but tasty by Dennis Dalman Fa m i l i e s that eat together stay together. That’s an old adage that Brenda Braulick beBraulick lieves. For years, Braulick has been promoting family togetherness centered around food issues: parents and children grocery-shopping together, gardening together, trying new foods together, cooking together, enjoying at least one daily meal together. Braulick, food-services director for the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, was recently elected to be president of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association, whose parent organization is the National School Nutrition Association, with 52,000 members. There are 2,900 members in the Minnesota association. They include food preparers, cooks, servers, managers, cashiers and anybody else associated with the complex daily tasks of serving school lunches. For the next three years, the association will hold its four-day state conferences each summer in St. Cloud. Members work on many food-related issues, such as food safety, sanitation, new regulations, special dietary needs, customer service and health-department requirements. Food service in a complex world is forever changing, like all other aspects of modern life. Change, in fact, has been a constant in Braulick’s job. She has worked in Sartell schools’ food-service department since 1999, but she has been in the food-service business much longer – since 1987. Braulick is in charge of a staff of 52, who serve about 2,800 lunches every day in Sartell’s two elementary schools, its middle school and high school and its Early Education program in the District Services Building. After being elected president of the state association, Braulick was quick to credit her staff for recognition that she receives. “They work very hard,” she said. “Some do not know how much hard work goes into food preparation and service. There is a lot of lifting required, and it’s very hot work. It’s very physical work. Our staff is excellent.” Braulick said her presidency will give her many opportunities. “It’s exciting because I’ll have the opportunity to help make the organization even better,” she said. “And I’ll have an opportunity to promote education, especially about school nutrition and enhancing the public perception of the importance of nutrition.” The foundation of school food service, Braulick said, is to help kids feel welcome, to encourage parents and grandparents to eat school lunches with children, to learn to cook and eat together and to constantly try new foods. Braulick’s job is exceedingly complex, requiring her to juggle many factors that include food safety, nutritional knowledge, the search for high-quality prodBraulick • page 5 Post office promotes breast-cancer stamps contributed photo First issued in 1998, the Breast Cancer stamp features the phrases, “Fund the Fight” and “Find a Cure” and an illustration of a mythical “goddess of the hunt.” As of October 2012, the stamp has raised over $76.3 million for breast cancer research. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense. These self-adhesive stamps are being issued in sheets of 20. To read the story in its entirety, see page 8.

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