Reaching Everybody! Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid St. Joseph Newsleader St. Joseph, MN 56374 Permit No. 21 ECRWSS Postal Customer Newsleader Sartell Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 43 Est. 1995 Town Crier Senior Connection hosts orthopedic golfing expert The Sartell Senior Connection will host a talk on how to improve your golfing while battling arthritis and back pain at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Sartell Senior Center in the District Service Center, 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell. Zac Coauette from St. Cloud Orthopedics works with athletes and older adults to help them reach their fitness goals. Snowbirds heading south to golf and Minnesota golfers preparing for spring with arthritis and back pain will learn how to continue golfing with specific exercises. Coauette will demonstrate along with giving other tips on relieving pain during rotation and enhancing your balance. All are welcome. Call 320-2534036 for more information. Sartell Youth Wrestling hosts three-day intro Sartell Youth Wrestling invites children in grades K-6, to a free three-day introduction to the wrestling program from 5-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12 and 13 in the Sartell High School wrestling room. Participants will learn the fundamentals of wrestling and learn how to become part of the youth wrestling program. Daylight savings ends Daylight savings time, which started in March, ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Residents should turn clocks back one hour to reflect the ending of daylight savings time. Hot off the press If you’d like to receive the Newsleader hot off the press, send us your email address and we’ll notify you with a link when our website is updated, which is typically by noon a day in advance of the print edition. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you should start receiving your reminder at that address within a week. Notify us otherwise. For additional criers, visit www.thenewsleaders.com and click on Criers. INSERT: Culligan Postal Patron Matula’s body found in park north of Sartell by Dennis Dalman email@example.com A tragic six-monthlong mystery was finally solved on the afternoon of Oct. 26 after a hiking Boy Scout leader Matula discovered a body in Mississippi River County Park five miles north of Sartell. The body, which had been buried in a shallow grave, was later identified by the Ramsey County coroner as that of Mandy Marie Matula, a 24-year-old woman from Eden Prairie who had been missing since May 2. The coroner also determined Matula most likely died of a gunshot wound to the head. Although the body, which had been wrapped in a blanket, had decayed to skeletal remains, authorities found an Eden Prairie High School class ring with the body as well as a decayed but readable pullover with the words still visible: “University of Minnesota Duluth Fastpitch #14.” A positive identification was made Oct. 27 through a check of dental records. A memorial service is slated for Nov. 9 in Matula’s home town, Eden Prairie, a city in south Stearns County. The man who allegedly killed her, David Marshall Roe of Victoria, shot himself in the head May 3, the day after Matula was reported missing, while he was in his car in the parking lot of the Eden Prairie Police Department. Roe had been summoned by the police that day to answer some questions. After shooting himself, he was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died. A handwritten note was found in his car notifying police to check his cell phone, on which he had left a farewell message to his family. Matula was the object of a massive hunt by friends, family and strangers. Last summer, they searched many areas, including parks in the St. Cloud and ones between Sartell and Rice. Matula’s brother, Steven, was instrumental in leading the searches and in distributing thousands of “missing person” flyers. According to law enforcement reports and comments on Steven Matula’s Facebook, the following is an account of what led to Matula’s death. Matula is the only daughter of Wayne and Lisa Matula of Eden Prairie. Matula and Roe had been dating, but the relationship was Matula • page 3 NuVal gets boost at Sartell schools contributed photos Above: Grinning students bearing oranges (from left to right) Ezra Forthun, Shaelyn Hagen, Grace Radeke, Emma Gunderson, Megan Stark, Dylan Kranz-Bertrand, Brooke Eibensteiner and Bailey Guggisberg greet fellow students at Sartell Middle School during “NuVal Relaunch Day,” an effort to remind students to stay aware of good nutritional values in their daily food choices. At right: A NuVal poster hangs on the wall of the Sartell Middle School entrance during a nutritionalpromotion day last week. by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org Students arriving at Sartell Middle School Oct. 23 were surprised to see grinning students, all in blue T-shirts, handing out big, bright oranges to all who entered the front doors. The students were NuVal ambassadors, promoting good nutrition with the good ex- amples of oranges, which rate a perfect 100 on the NuVal nutritional scale. The day before, Tuesday, the same thing happened at Sartell High School. The two events were dubbed the “NuVal Relaunch” effort, a way to remind all students and staff about the NuVal tags on items in the schools’ a la carte menu line and the vending machines. NuVal is a system that rates foods according to their nutritional value. Little NuVal tags, numbered 1-100 are placed by each food item. Oranges and broccoli, for example, rate very high while fatty or highcalorie foods, like bacon and pancake syrup, rate very low. Two years ago, the SartellSt. Stephen School District was the second in the nation NuVal • page 5 Sabres play Moorhead Saturday The Sartell Sabres’ football team, at seven wins and three losses, will compete for the Section 8-5A championship when it plays Moorhead at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The game will take place in Husky Stadium on the St. Cloud State University campus. Last Saturday, the Sabres pummeled St. Cloud Tech, 3210, in the semifinals, the sixth straight win for Sartell thus far in the season. For the Sabres it was a sweetly coveted victory because earlier in the season Sartell lost its first game to Tech, 14-0. Sartell’s wins this season have been Alexandria, 27-19, Grand Rapids, 55-24, Sauk Rapids-Rice twice, 56-??? and 28-6, Rocori 55-24, St. Cloud Apollo, 21-17, and St. Cloud Tech, 32- www.thenewsleaders.com 19. The Sabres’ losses were St. Cloud Tech (mentioned above), Willmar, 46-7, and Bemidji, 31-24. Scott Hentges is the head coach for the team.