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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, Nov. 22, 2013 Volume 18, Issue 46 Est. 1995 Town Crier Winter Market opens Nov. 23 The Sartell Farmers’ Market is in full swing. It will be open at 10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 23 at Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N, Sartell. Stop in for all your favorites to add to your Thanksgiving dinner. Winter Market features locally raised meats, eggs, canned goods, lefse, coffee, tea, baked goods, vegetables and much more. “Foods grown close to home taste better!” Volunteer for the Salvation Army The Salvation Army needs volunteers now and after the holidays. Volunteers will assist the volunteer coordinator with Salvation Army programs and office duties. The time and shifts for this position can be very flexible but would like volunteers to commit to a minimum of two shifts per week, at least until after the holidays. For more information on this and other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit SCSU features mustache challenge Movember, a worldwide movement to draw attention to men’s health issues, will be commemorated on the St. Cloud State University campus with activities that include a challenge event to attempt to break the world record for the most fake mustaches worn at a single event. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Movember planning team invites community members to attend the men’s hockey game against Colorado College to participate in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. Last year in Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,544 people wore fake mustaches at one time. St. Cloud State’s goal is to reach 4,000 fake mustaches at once. Following the game fans in fake mustaches will be asked to come together on the ice and join the challenge. For additional criers, visit and click on Criers. Postal Patron ‘Waxwork’ inventors speak about their great inventions by Dennis Dalman The United States is a country of ingenious inventors and landmark inventions, a fact underscored by dozens of Pine Meadow Elementary School fourth-graders during a special event Nov. 7. On that day, in the school’s gymnasium, the students and their teachers created what they called “The Great Inventors Wax Museum.” All around the gymnasium, standing next to the walls, were student “wax figures” dressed up as famous inventors, mostly American ones but also some from other countries in the long march of history. Each student/inventor stood there “frozen” like waxwork figures until one or more visitors would come up and shake the hand of an inventor. That was the signal for each waxwork to become animated to tell about their lives and Inventors • page 12 photos by Dennis Dalman Above: Ruth Wakefield (played by Zoe Goetz) invented the Toll House chocolate-chip cookie quite by accident one day in 1930 at her inn in Massachusetts. Top right: Johannes Gutenberg (Quentin Sigurdson) invented the movable-type printing press in Germany in the 15th Century. The invention made possible the widespread advent of literacy throughout Europe and elsewhere. Right: Ben Franklin (Ryan Joyce) was a founding father of the United States, an ambassador to Paris, founder of the U.S. Postal Service and an inventor of many things, as well as the discoverer of electricity. Parents should plan for winter school emergencies by Dennis Dalman Howling blizzards, arctic cold, near-zero visibility – all are factors that could cause disruptions to schools in the coming winter. That is why the SartellSt. Stephen School District is asking all parents to be weatheraware, to plan for emergencies and to work with schools for the safety of all concerned. The district recently announced its updated policy on weather-related closings, delays and dismissals so parents know what to expect. Mike Spanier, interim superintendent for Sartell schools, said the district – as always – will coordinate closely with the Sauk Rapids-Rice and St. Cloud school districts, as well as all parochial schools, concerning weather-related emergencies. All districts, he said, will rely on updated weather information provided by the St. Cloud State University meteorology service. SCSU meteorologists release frequent weather forecasts and advise schools as to what is likely coming in the way of dangerous weather conditions. Winter • page 9 by Dennis Dalman who doesn’t paint but joins the others as she works on her intricate cross-stitching projects. Throughout his long life, Wasdyke’s urges to paint would come and go. He vividly recalls the time he and Shirley lived in an apartment in Baltimore when the walls were starkly blank. Wasdyke went out and bought a print reproduction by Maurice Utrillo, a famous French painter. Then Wasdyke took out his box of oil paints he’d been given by his father and “touched up” the print, making it look more like an oil painting instead of a flat print. It was just what the blank wall had been begging for. Wasdyke met his wife-tobe when he was in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Kansas at the Olathe Air Base. The two met at Rockers College near the Painting • page 3 Wasdyke’s paintings reflect his varied, interesting life photo by Dennis Dalman Jim Wasdyke of Sartell paints a musical-themed oil painting featuring a violin, an instrument he enjoys playing. To his left is another oil painter, Sartell resident Judy Frampton. Wasdyke’s wife, Shirley (right) joins the painters as she does her crosstitch. The visual artists meet every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Sartell Senior Connection Center in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District Services Building. Any artists, from beginners to accomplished pros, are welcome to join the Wednesday get-togethers. When Jim Wasdyke was a kid in math class in New Jersey during WWII, he wasn’t paying much attention to math. Instead, he would daydream and draw pictures of German war planes being shot down. His attraction to drawing and painting never left him. Now, decades later, Wasdyke doesn’t have to contend with any math class. He can paint to his heart’s content whenever he pleases, and he enjoys painting from 9-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Sartell Senior Connection Center in the School District Office Building. Wasdyke is usually joined by three other artists: Judy Frampton, a Sartell painter; Darlene Ostendorf, a painter from Waite Park; and Jim’s wife, Shirley,

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