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Hometown News Grey Eagle, Burtrum, St. Rosa, Freeport, Upsala, Albany, Holdingford, St. Anna, Avon, Swanville, Melrose

January 3, 2013

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Every company should have a Santa Claus attitude

By Harvey Mackay Do you believe in Santa Claus? Whether you ever did - or still do - there’s something about the jolly old elf that wise businesses should consider emulating if they want to establish a year-round aura of good will. Santa has a number of attributes that easily translate beyond the holidays. Here are some that I think are worth noting: Good reputation - You can’t buy a good reputation; you must earn it. Santa has a positive reputation because he is a magnanimous soul who stands for goodness and generosity. There is nothing more important than a good reputation in building a successful business. Stand for what is right, and you won’t get knocked down. Fun-loving - Work should be fun, but fun shouldn’t be work. A fun workplace is not only more productive, but it attracts people and profits. Santa’s elves always look like they are working very hard, but loving their jobs. Your company motto should be - Thank God it’s Monday. You should want your employees to look forward to coming to work.

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Great memory with names - Santa never forgets a name. If you want people to know how much you care, show them how much you remember. The sweetest sounding word in the English language is your name being said by someone else. There are many methods for remembering names, such as name association and repetition. It’s an important skill to develop. Creative gift giver - Santa’s gifts relate to the recipient, not the giver. To do the job right, you have to know your customer as a living, breathing human being with likes and dislikes and interests. A knock-your-socks-off-gift doesn’t have to be expensive either. A gift that shows you have paid attention and have taken a genuine personal interest in your customer says a lot more than a dollar sign. Santa also understands the importance of rewards. I hate to say this to Santa, but Thanksgiving cards still pack a bigger punch than Christmas cards because they stand out from the crowd. Good listener - If you remember sitting on Santa’s lap, you probably also remember that he paid very close attention to your requests. You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth. People who feel like they’re being listened to feel accepted and appreciated rather than isolated and rejected. You feel like you are being taken seriously and what you say really matters. Great smile - Santa’s flowing beard

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may hide a lot of his face, but never his happy smile. I learned years ago that one of the most powerful things you can do to have influence over others is to smile at them. That’s why I never underestimate the value of a smile. It should be standard equipment for all people - at work and after hours. Humility - Santa doesn’t take credit for all the happiness he spreads. It’s refreshing to come across co-workers, bosses or even customers who have enough self-confidence to let their work speak for their abilities and achieveHarvey Mackay continued to pg 3

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JANUARY 3 • Widow & Widowers to form a group to meet at 11:30 a.m. at Shady’s, New Munich. JANUARY 16 • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. JANUARY 20 • St. Rosa Youth Group Lasagna Supper from 4-8 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church basement, St. Rosa. JANUARY 23 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership Meeting at 4:00 p.m. Pot Luck Supper/Bingo Party at 5:00 p.m. at the center. FEBRUARY 7 • American Red Cross Blood Drive

from 1-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. JULY 19-21 • Grey Eagle GEM Fest - Note: Change in Weekend. ALBANY TOWNSHIP • Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. • Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. BURNHAMVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Burtrum City Hall. BURTRUM CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at

7 p.m. GREY EAGLE CITY COUNCIL • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. GREY EAGLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m. ST. ROSA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Park building. SWANVILLE CITY COUNCIL • First Tuesday after the first Monday of the month. SWANVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. at the Swanville Fire Hall. UPSALA CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

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High 13 16 20 12 19 14 20

Low 0 3 7 -4 -5 -12 -13

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Mostly sunny. High: 30 Low: 7

Weekend Weather Saturday

Partly cloudy. High: 25 Low: 4

Sunday

Partly sunny. High: 23 Low: 13


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Birth Announcement Oliver Dennis Beek

John and Trisha Beek of Melrose are proud to announce the birth of their son, Oliver Dennis Beek, born December 28, 2012 at 7:44 a.m. at the CentraCare Health System-Melrose. Oliver weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Welcoming Oliver home is his big brother, Zeke. Grandparents are Dennis and Sandy Stanger of St. Martin and Harlan and Mary Beek of Paynesville.

Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 ments. Humility is becoming a lost art, yet it’s not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success. Enthusiasm - How can Santa Claus continue to do the same job year after year? He’s a pro. He gives it everything he’s got. His focus and enthusiasm is obvious. He loves what he does. If you aren’t getting excited about hitting the pavement every day, it will show. You get what you give - nothing. Enthusiasm is contagious. Start an epidemic. Positive attitude - Santa promotes good will and good behavior wherever he goes. He encourages children to “be good for goodness’ sake.” Thinking positive has no negative. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and success. If you get used to behaving in a positive way, you will form good habits. And your habits will help define the kind of person you are. Loyal - Even Santa has his elves just like the Lone Ranger had Tonto. One of

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the first qualities that I look for in both employees and friends is loyalty. Respects deadlines - If ever there was a job with deadline pressure, Santa has it. Getting the job done on time is essential in building trust and loyalty. Good judge of character - A naughty or nice list isn’t necessary for most businesses. But demanding that people in your organization act with complete professionalism and respect for your customers is not up for discussion. Well-dressed - Say what you want, but Santa dresses for success! Mackay’s Moral: Happy and safe holidays to all! Reprinted with permission from nationally syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” “We Got Fired!... And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us,” “The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World,” and “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door.”

Senior Dining Menus: January 7 - 11 FRI., JAN. 11: Fish fillet sandwich, Albany seasoned potato wedges, peas, lemon MON., JAN. 7: Spaghetti noodles w/tomato meat sauce, carrots, Italian lettuce salad, garlic bread, peaches. TUE., JAN. 8: Swedish meatballs, parslied potatoes, trio vegetables, gingerbread. WED., JAN. 9: Pork roast, potatoes, gravy, steamed cabbage, fruit cocktail. THUR., JAN. 10: Stew, French bread, 7-layer salad, pumpkin bar. FRI., JAN. 11: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, Oriental vegetables, lemon chiffon. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ MON., JAN. 7: Chicken stir-fry w/ vegetables, rice, garden salad, peaches. TUE., JAN. 8: Chef’s salad w/ lettuce/meat/cheese/vegetables, breadstick, gingerbread. WED., JAN. 9: Chicken vegetable pasta toss, romaine salad, fruit cocktail. THUR., JAN. 10: Sausage quiche, fried potatoes, fruit, muffin, pumpkin bar.

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MON., JAN. 7: Pork chop, mashed potatoes, gravy, Calif. vegetables, pudding/topping. TUE., JAN. 8: Baked fish, potato casserole, coleslaw, lemon dessert. WED., JAN. 9: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas/carrots, peach cobbler. THUR., EVENING JAN. 10: Roast chicken, browned potatoes, green bean casserole, dessert. FRI., JAN. 11: Tater tot hot dish, 3 bean salad, baked apples. * Bread and skim milk served with each meal.

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Grey Eagle/Swanville Knights of Columbus December 18th Raffle Winners $500 - Marilyn Muellner $250 - Cassie DeFrance $100 - Julie Rademacker $50 - Mark Arceneau, David Borchert $50 - Scott Radtke, Bill Berscheit

Thank you to all who bought & sold tickets. Proceeds go to supporting area Seminarians and local charities. -Grand Knight Don Kerfeld

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Obituaries Irene VanHeel

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Irene VanHeel, 80, of St. Anthony, was held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 29, 2012 at St. Anthony Church in St. Anthony. Father Michael Naughton, OSB officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Irene passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home Wednesday morning. Irene was born on December 21, 1932 in St. Joseph to Mary (Klein) and Henry Feld and grew up there with her eight siblings. Irene married Raymond VanHeel on July 9, 1955 in St. Joseph. They started their married life by taking over the family farm in St. Anthony. Irene was a homemaker, and raised nine children on the farm she worked with her husband. She was well known for her awesome fried chicken and Special-K bars, was an excellent cook who often would feed the farm helpers, and did lots of canning and pickling with items she grew in her own garden. Irene was an amazing farm wife who helped with fieldwork, milked the cows, threw hay bales, and especially enjoyed working with the calves. A very crafty person,

Vernon “Vern” L. Brock

her free time was spent helping kids with 4-H projects, knitting, quilting, crocheting, and rug making. Irene even demonstrated rug making at Pioneer Days in Albany. She also liked to go square dancing and would make her own dresses. As her children became parents, Irene took on a new role and loved to spoil her grandchildren (and granddogs) with unconditional love and by always having a bottomless candy bowl on the table (and special treats for the dogs). She was an active member of St. Anthony Church and a member of Christian Mothers. Irene is survived by her children Gary (Loretta) VanHeel, Albany; Wayne “DA” VanHeel, St. Anthony; Linda (John) Kurtz, Avon; Randy VanHeel, St. Anthony; Carolyn (Dan) Reisdorf, St. Joseph; Sandy (Dan) Wielenberg, St. Anthony; Mary (Jeff) Zenner, Albany; Charlene (Bruce) Gerads, Holdingford; and Patsy (Jason) Birr, Oak Grove; her siblings Sylvester (Mary) Feld, Delphine (Tom) Auer, and Darlene (Tony) Achmann; her in-laws Larry Skaalerud and Mary B. Feld; her nineteen grandchildren; and her eleven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 41 years in August of 1996; her parents Mary and Henry Feld; and her siblings Gerhard, George, Benny, Leona, and Dorine. Arrangements were made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.

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A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Avon for Vernon “Vern” L. Brock, age 51, of Avon who passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA. Vernon L. Brock was born on May 15, 1961 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Roger and Della (Cole) Brock. He married Susan Cafferty on April 27, 1984 in Roskilde, Denmark. Vern enjoyed riding and traveling on his Harley Davidson

Virgil A. “Vir” Uphoff

Virgil A. “Vir” Uphoff, age 85 of Greenwald, died on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald with Rev. Omar Guanchez officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Interment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Lake Henry Legion. Virgil Alois Uphoff was born December 23, 1927 in New Munich, Minnesota to Bernard and Frieda (Klaphake) Uphoff. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. After the service, he began working for his brother at the Greenwald Locker and continued working there for many years. On June 23, 1956 he married Shirley Hoeschen at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Vir also worked at Jennie-O Foods in Melrose until his retirement. He enjoyed ice fishing with the guys, bowling, playing, coaching and watching baseball. Vir was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald, Lake Henry Legion and the Greenwald Lions.

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and tinkering in his shop with friends. He was a social butterfly, always making friends with his sense of humor. Vern was a mentor to some and a good friend to everyone he met throughout his life. Vern is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Susan of Avon; children, Nathan Brock of Avon, Ashley (Michael Sherman) Brock of Minneapolis, Amanda Brock of Avon; and his son, Jason (Micah) Brock of Paneyville, KY; parents, Roger (Della) Brock of Sacramento, CA, siblings, Kathy (Kevin) O’Keefe of Sacramento, CA, Vera Roberts of Sacramento, CA, Roger (Cindy) Brock of Sacramento, CA; father and mother-in-law, Jerome (Theresa) Cafferty of Howard Lake; two grandchildren, Alicia Brock and Jason Jr. Brock of Paneyville, KY. Vernon is also survived by his beloved four legged friend, Tank.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Uphoff of Greenwald; children, Paula (Wendell) Daluge of St. Cloud, Greg (Tina) Uphoff of Plymouth, Sam (Sara) Uphoff of Elk River and Gina (Tim) Och of Sartell; nine grandchildren; sister, Regina “Regie” Sunderman of Sauk Centre; sister-in-law, Sally Uphoff of Dassel; and brothers-inlaw, Clarence Von Wahlde of New Munich and Jerome Lemm of New Munich. Vir was preceded in death by his parents; infant grandson, Jake Uphoff; sisters and brothers, Celestine Uphoff, Sylvester Uphoff, Bernadette Lemm and Dorine Von Wahlde; sister-in-law, Rose Uphoff; and brother-in-law, Jack Sunderman. Serving as casket bearers were April Daluge, Jonathon Daluge, Carly Uphoff, Ashley Uphoff, Kyle Och and Melissa Uphoff. Cross bearer was McKenna Uphoff. Gift bearers were Nick Uphoff and Jordan Och. Reader was Betty Meyer and Eucharistic Minister was Jack Petermeier. Arrangements were made with PattonSchad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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Hometown News • Thursday, January 3, 2013 • Page 5

Bradley F. “Zippy” Zormeier Bradley F. “Zippy” Zormeier, age 33 of Grey Eagle, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota after injuries sustained in a snowmobile

accident. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with Rev. Kevin Mann officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Bradley Francis Zormeier was born September 28, 1979 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Kenneth “John” and Robin (Solt) Zormeier. He was united in marriage to Debra Dirkes on August 27, 2011 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose. Brad was a foreman at Arnzen Construction and was employed there for the past nine years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing

and hunting. Brad loved spending time with his family and friends. Being an active outdoorsman, he loved his boat and enjoyed all seasons. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose and the Holdingford Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, softball, pool, darts, bowling, volleyball, and golf. Survivors include his wife, Debra Zormeier of Grey Eagle; parents, Kenneth “John” and Robin Zormeier of Sartell, and Vernon and JoAnn Dirkes of Sauk Centre; brothers and sisters, Nathan (Rachael) Zormeier of Sartell, Ashley Zormeier (fiancé, Marc McCarthy) of Sartell, Scott Dirkes of Osakis, Gene (Amy) Dirkes of Monticello, Kevin (Pat Scherf) Dirkes of Sauk Centre, Todd (Jena) Dirkes of Sauk Centre, Duane (Melissa) Dirkes of Sauk Centre, and Darin (Amy) Dirkes of Brainerd; nieces and nephews, Anna Belle, Lexi, Noah, Dylan, Kaylie, Graham, Carter, Nick, Riley, and baby to be. Brad was preceded in death by his grandmother, Irene Bastin. Serving as casket bearers will be Nathan Zormeier, Marc McCarthy, Kevin Dirkes, Darin Dirkes, Brandon Solt, and Derek Solt. Arrangements are being made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

Think twice before going out on the ice As Minnesotans know, weather can vary throughout the state; the same is true for ice conditions. In the north, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers report more than 800 ice houses on Lake of the Woods, while boat anglers are fishing on parts of the Mississippi River near Le Crescent in the southern part of the state. Given the uneven conditions, the DNR urges people to think twice before going out on the ice. “Ice is never 100 percent safe,” said Capt. Greg Salo, DNR regional enforcement supervisor in St. Paul. “Don’t put yourself in needless danger by going out on thin ice. No fish is worth your life.” Many lakes and rivers across the

state have between five and six inches of ice. Ice conditions can change at any moment. The DNR reminds anglers and snowmobilers to be cautious. Last winter, four people died after falling through thin ice. Salo recommends anyone heading out on the ice should carry a set of ice picks, check with a local bait shop or resort – ask about ice conditions – and measure the ice. DNR clear ice thickness recommendations are: -Four inches for walking. -Five inches for a snowmobile or ATV. -Eight to 12 inches for a car. -12-15 inches for a medium-sized truck.

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Grey Eagle man killed in snowmobile crash

A 33-year-old Grey Eagle man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Melrose Township. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department says the incident happened at about 8:20 p.m. on Monday night on Hartnett Lake Road. The man struck a tree with his snowmobile. When rescue crews arrived he was alive, but having a hard time breathing. He was taken to the Melrose Hospital

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Colten Kruzel has been selected as the December Student of the Month for grades 10-12 at Swanville High School. Colten is the son of Allen and Janal Kruzel and Tracy and Tim Hannah. Colten is a senior and enjoys a wide variety of activities. Sports of any and all kinds rank high on his list of favorites. He is especially enjoying PingPong currently but also enjoys video games, listening to music and hanging out with friends. Colten has participated in many school activities throughout his school career. He has participated in football and basketball in grades 7 and 8 and lettered in both sports in grades 9-12. He plans on going out for baseball this spring; he has also lettered in this sport for the past three years and participated since seventh grade. The Health Communities Collaborative has been a part of Colten’s schedule since ninth grade. He was inducted into the National Honor Society as a junior and continues to participate in NHS. He has been in band since seventh grade. He has served on Student Council his freshman, sophomore and senior years. Colten is no stranger to awards having been honored as Athlete of the Month in both football and baseball. He has been honored as Student of the Month multiple times. He is consistently on the A Honor Roll. He was one of Swanville Schools Excel Award nominees last year and is currently the Schools Triple A award nominee. He has received the All Academic Award multiple times during various sports seasons. He has donated his time at multiple blood drives and helped in many ways with the summer recreation program. Colten plans on attending St. Cloud State University. His advice for fellow students is to “make school fun, and don’t procrastinate.” “Colten is extremely deserving of

this recognition, states Tom Bzdok Social Studies instructor. “He is a very mature young man who has become a leader by setting positive examples for his classmates to follow. He always has a good attitude, an eagerness to learn, and works hard to achieve his goals. Colten is the type of student who will not be satisfied unless he has put his best effort into it. I’m glad Colten received this award, he deserves it.” Liza Hasse, Student Council Advisor adds, “Colten is very deserving of being chosen as student of the month. He is a remarkable student who continuously puts forth his best effort and strives to do his best. Not only does he work hard in the classroom, he also works hard for any organization he is a part of. He works hard on the court and field while playing sports. Even though he is involved in various things through out the school, Colten maintains high grades, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude. Colten has also proven to be a positive leader in our school. He demonstrates the utmost respect for the staff, his classmates and the underclassmen. Whether it is in the classroom or on the court, Colten is consistently encouraging others to keep their head up and do their best. Colten is currently serving as the Student Body President and he has proven himself to be a wellorganized leader who leads with poise and consideration for others. I have really enjoyed working with Colten over the years. I have enjoyed watching him mature into a fine young man with such great potential. I really do believe that Colten will be successful in whatever career he chooses to pursue. Congratulations Colten on being chosen as Student of the Month!”

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DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, especially those that feature aeration systems. “Open water areas created by aeration systems can shift or change shapes depending on weather conditions,” said Marilyn Danks, DNR aquatic biologist. “Leaks may develop in air lines creating other areas of weak ice or open water.” Aeration systems are generally operated from the time lakes freeze until ice break-up in the spring. They help prevent winterkill of fish, but they also create areas of open water and thin ice, which are significant hazards. Two types of signs are used to post aerated lakes: “Thin Ice” and “Warning” signs. The person who applies for the permit (permittee) is to maintain “Warning” signs at all commonly used access points to the lake. This sign warns people approaching the lake that an aeration system is in operation and to use extreme caution. The permittee must also put up “Thin Ice” signs to mark the area’s perimeter. Some municipalities may have ordinances that prohibit entering into the thin ice area and/or prohibit the night use of motorized vehicles on lakes with aeration systems in operation. These local regulations are often posted at accesses where they apply. Aeration systems are inspected for LATE MODEL CARS & TRUCKS

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Frontenac Pond. Hennepin: Arrowhead, Bass, Crystal, Gleason, Hadley, Hyland, Indianhead, Mitchell, Penn (Lower Penn), Powderhorn, Rebecca [Maple Plain], Red Rock, Round, Snelling, SweeneyTwin, Thomas, Wirth, Wolfe. Kanabec: Knife. Morrison: Alexander, Shamineau. Ramsey: Beaver, Bennett, Birch, Como, Gilfillan, Island, Loeb, Otter, Owasso, Pleasant, Silver (East Silver), Silver (Columbia Heights), Shoreview Community Center Pond, Vadnais, Willow. Scott: Cedar (New Prague), Cleary, Crystal, Krenz(Sunset), Lakefront Park Pond, Legends, McColl, McMahon (Carls), Murphy, O’Dowd, Thole. Sherburne: Ann [Becker], Birch, Fremont, Masford, Unnamed (Fawn). Stearns: Black Oak, Carnelian*, Marie (Maria) [Kimball]. Todd: Jacobs. Washington: Battle Creek (Mud) [Woodbury], Cloverdale, Goose, McDonald, Pine Tree, Sand, Shields, St. Croix River (Marina). Winona: Winona. Wright: Augusta, Crawford, Dean, Foster,* Little Waverly, Louisa, Mink, Somers, Sylvia.* Region IV (South) Big Stone: Artichoke, East Toqua, Long Tom. Blue Earth: Crystal, Ida, Loon [Lake Crystal], Lura, Mills. Brown: Clear, Hanska, Sleepy Eye. Cottonwood: Bean, Bingham, Cottonwood, Double (North and South basins), Mountain [Mountain Lake]. Cottonwood/Murray: Talcott.

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Passing On a Positive Legacy -By Dr. John C. Maxwell “There is a choice you make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.” ~ John Wooden A legacy isn’t something over which we have no control, like the shadow that follows us down the sidewalk. Rather, we can choose the way in which our influence will remain once we’re gone. Here are a few suggestions for how you can purposefully pass-on a positive

legacy. 1. Integrate a daily focus with a long-term perspective. Leaders who have an enduring influence keep one eye on the compass and the other eye on the clock. That is, they look ahead without losing sight of what needs to happen each day. They give their best to activities and appointments, or the daily doings of life, while not forgetting their orienting vision and values. 2. Establish a direction that is clearly observable. When your time on this earth draws to a close, people will describe your life in a single sentence. Pick it now. Be intentional about the sort of influence

you want to have on the world around you. I live each day with my legacy statement at the forefront of my mind: “John Maxwell added value to leaders who multiplied value to others.” Being aware of how I want to be remembered gives me perspective on what’s truly important. 3. Develop a network of meaningful relationships. Leadership is influence, and relationships are the foundation of leadership. Throughout life, I’ve heeded the Law of the Inner Circle: “Those closest to me determine the level of my success.” Perhaps nothing is more predictive of your legacy than the quality of people surrounding you. 4. Commit to a positive learning attitude that guarantees growth. Personal growth is linked to a teachable disposition. My friend and mentor John Wooden liked to say: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” I credit my growth as a leader to a set of learning attitudes that I developed early in life. My Learning Attitudes a) Everyday I will learn something. b) Everyone will be my teacher. c) Every experience will be a learning lab. d) Every opportunity I will ask questions. e) Every time I will apply what I’ve learned. 5. Continually experience inner renewal.

Outpatient nicotine dependence program Quit tobacco through five weekly group sessions led by experts from the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center at St. Cloud Hospital. The class will run for five consecutive Tuesdays with the first session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Heart Center’s third floor library. Deadline to register is Jan. 11. Find success through the program’s personalized treatment, support group, medication therapy, relapse prevention and self-help plan. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death accounting for approximately 443,000 deaths in the United States each year — about one of every five deaths. People who use tobacco are at higher risk of stroke and heart attack.

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Fish shelter identification required Ice conditions on Minnesota waterways may vary, but all fish shelters must have proper identification, according to conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR reminds ice anglers and others that shelters placed on the ice of Minnesota waters must have either the owner’s complete name and address, a driver’s license number, or the nine-digit DNR number on the license of the owner plainly and legibly displayed on the outside of the shelter, in letters and figures at least two inches high. Other shelter regulations include: • Shelter may not be left unattended any time between midnight and one hour prior to sunrise unless the shelter is licensed. (The Department of Public Safety requires registration of trailers used to haul fish houses or dark houses and enclosed trailers or recreational trailers used for fishing. Trailer registration is available from a deputy registrar.) • A tag, furnished with a license, must be attached to the exterior in a visible location. • Shelters left on the ice overnight need to have at least two square inches of reflective material on each side of the house.

• People may not erect a shelter within 10 feet of an existing shelter. • A shelter license is not required on border waters with Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. • Shelters must comply with the identification requirements of the state in which angler is licensed. • Shelters may be used for fishing within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), but must be removed from the ice each night. The structure must be removed from the BWCAW each time the occupant leaves the BWCAW. Shelter owners are also reminded to take appropriate steps to keep their houses from freezing onto ice surfaces. With seasonal thawing and cooling, it is not uncommon for shelter contact points to become frozen to the ice, providing challenges when it comes to moving or removing the shelters. A common method used to prevent freezing is to place blocks under the shelter contact points. Ice anglers are reminded that blocks placed under shelters must be removed and cannot be left on frozen waters. An easy way to remove a frozen ice block is with a long handled maul or a splitting maul. A couple of clean strikes will easily free frozen blocks.

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Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany Father Michael Naughton, OSB 151 2nd St S • 320-845-2705 Mon.-Wed. Mass 7:30 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. HFS. Fri. 7:30 a.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Avon Community Church Pastor Chuck Pelkey 204 Avon Ave. N • 320-356-9001 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Avon 320-356-7121 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Brighter Days Family Church, Burtrum Pastor Anna Payne 320-285-7262 Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Midweek Service, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Faith Community Church, Burtrum Pastor Allen Travaille 320-285-3390 • 320-763-4671 Sunday Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Bi-weekly Bible Study.

St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Elmdale Father Michael A. Kellogg 8550 Hwy 238 • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 10:00 a.m.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Bowlus Father Michael A. Kellogg 104 Main St. • 320-584-5313 Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 7:30 p.m. Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m.

Community Country Church, Holdingford Chaplain Rev. Gregg Valentine 42457 171st Ave. • 320-746-0005 Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. (nursery available). Wednesday AWANA & Youth Group at 6:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Freeport Father Roger Klassen 106 3rd Ave NE • 320-836-2143 Sunday Mass 9:15 a.m. Weekday Mass: Wed. & Fri. 8:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. or by appt. Tri-City Christian Center, Freeport Lead Pastor Mitch Wall Children’s Pastor Lindsay Hellermann 338 W Main St • 320-836-2997 Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Kids Classes, Adult Bible Study & Prayer. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle Pastor Ron Tibbetts • Missouri Synod 219 Cedar St • 320-285-2902 Sunday Service 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Holy Communion 1 & 3 Sunday. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Eagle Father Ron Dockendorf MN & Bovee Sts • 320-285-2545 Saturday Service 4:30 p.m. Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. United Methodist Church, Grey Eagle Pastor Gary Taylor 30422 Co Rd 2 • 320-285-8013 Sunday Worship & Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

All Saints Catholic Church, Holdingford Father Gregory Mastey Father John Paul Knopik, Parochial Vicar 320-746-2231 Oct. 1.-April 1: Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m. Wed. 8:00 a.m. SH

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St. Mary's Catholic Church, Melrose Father Marvin Enneking 211 5th Ave SE • 320-256-4207 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Monday 7:30 a.m. communion service. Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Mass. Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. Friday All School Mass 8:30 a.m. www. stmarysofmelrose.com St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Melrose Pastor Kevin Mann 207 E 5th St N • 320-256-3847 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church, New Munich Father Roger Klassen 106 3rd Ave NE • 320-836-2143 Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Weekday Mass: Tues. & Thurs. 8:15 a.m. Sacrement of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. or by appt. Immaculate Conception Church, St. Anna Father Gregory Mastey Father John Paul Knopik, Parochial Vicar Co Rd 9 • 320-356-7313 Sat. 8:00 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church Father Michael Naughton, OSB 24328 Trobec Street • 320-845-2416 Thurs. Mass 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Father Michael A. Kellogg 44055 State Hwy 238 • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:30 p.m. Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, St. Rosa Father Roger Klassen 28905 Co Rd 17 • 320-836-2537 Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Weekday Mass: Mon. Thurs. 8:00 a.m.; Fri. 8:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 15 min. before weekday Mass or by appt. Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Sauk Centre Father Roger V. Phillips 520 Main Street South 320-352-6882 or 320-285-2310 Holy Communion/Morning Prayer, 10 a.m. Wed. 1 p.m. Bible Study. St. John’s Catholic Church, Swanville Father Ron Dockendorf 22nd 1st St • 320-547-2920 Saturday Service 7:30 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), Swanville Pastor John O. Grein 505 Berkey Ave • 320-547-2928 Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class 10:15 a.m. Swanville Bible Church Pastor Dave Packo 301 Berkey Ave • 320-547-2916 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Community Covenant Church, Upsala Pastor Craig Johnson Nathan Hillman, Director of Youth & Family Ministries Main Street • 320-573-2672 Sunday School 9 a.m.; Worship Service 10:15 a.m.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA, Upsala Pastor Trish Jorgenson 418 S Main St • 320-573-2001 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday. Fellowship following worship. Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church, Upsala Pastor Fred Kutter 201 Johnson St • 320-573-2630 Sunday Service 8:00 a.m.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Upsala Father Michael. A. Kellogg 402 Main Street • 320-573-2975 Sacrament of Reconciliation Sunday 7:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m.

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DNR urges anglers who use frozen bait to review new regulations The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges anglers who fish with frozen or imported dead bait to review regulations that govern the use of emerald shiners, spottail shiners, bluntnose minnows and other popular baitfish that are susceptible to the fish-killing disease Viral Hemmorhagic Septicemia (VHS). “In an effort to prevent the spread of VHS in Minnesota waters, additional regulations went into effect in the spring of 2012 that address the harvest and use of VHS susceptible species as frozen bait,” said Paula Phelps, DNR aquaculture and fish health consultant. “VHS is a highly contagious and pathogenic fish virus emerging in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.” Anglers purchasing dead or frozen VHS susceptible or imported bait from a vendor should only purchase packages affixed with a label stating that the bait will not pose a threat of VHS to Minnesota waters. Anglers are required to keep the label with the bait until it is used up or discarded. It is illegal for anyone to bring live bait into the state at any time. Nonresident anglers need to be aware of these rules and either buy their bait when they get to their fishing destination or ensure that their imported dead bait is affixed with the required label. “Minnesota offers some of the best fishing in the nation,” said Phelps. “Anglers can help keep it that way by complying with the rules that prevent the spread of fish disease. With VHS present in the Great Lakes, especially Lake Superior, preventing inland spread is a high priority.” DNR also reminds anglers that when ice fishing, portable bait containers (except on waters designated infested with VHS) are no longer re-

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