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June 12, 2014

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Persistence pays off -By Harvey Mackay

In 1935, Charles Darrow brought his board game invention to Parker Brothers. The experts at Parker Brothers rejected the game, Monopoly, for “containing fiftytwo fundamental errors.” The persistent Charles Darrow had spent the year after his rejection demonstrating the potential success of the game by selling numerous editions of the board game himself. Ironically, in 1936, Darrow was well-received by the embarrassed Parker Brothers, which eventually helped make the unemployed heating engineer from Germantown, Pennsylvania, a multi-millionaire. Since that time, over 100 million copies of Monopoly have been sold in 31 countries. Each year Parker Brother prints more than $40 billion worth of

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Monopoly money - more than twice the amount printed annually by the U.S. Mint. Monopoly’s success has produced 3.2 billion of those little green houses, enough to circle the globe. Charles Darrow was hardly the first or last person who showed persistence and had a strong belief in his product. Many famous Americans have packed up their product and sold it out of the trunk of their car. Phil Knight, founder of Nike, sold his first shoes from the trunk of his green Plymouth Valiant. Curt Carlson, founder of Carlson, owner of the world’s largest travel company, Radisson Hotels and TGI Fridays restaurants, sold his first Gold Bond trading stamps out of his car. Wayne Dyer wrote his first book, “Your Erroneous Zones” in 1976. He told me that when his publisher didn’t want to promote the book, he felt so strongly that he decided to sell it himself. Dyer purchased the remaining copies and drove from New York to California, stopping at bookstores along the way and sleeping in the car. He also did as much media as he could. One night while doing a 2 a.m. radio interview, one of the listeners was Johnny Carson. He booked Dyer on “The Tonight Show,” and the rest is history. Dyer has since sold more than

35 million copies of “Your Erroneous Zones” and written over 30 other books. Few people had as difficult a time getting their invention accepted as Alexander Graham Bell. Even U.S. President Rutherford Hayes said of the telephone in 1876, “… who would ever want to use them?” Chester Carlson, another young inventor, took his idea to 20 big corporations in the 1940s. After seven years of rejections, he was able to persuade Haloid, a small Rochester, New York company, to purchase the rights to his electrostatic paper- copying process. Haloid has since become Xerox Corporation. Bette Nesmith Graham, in the 1950s, began using white, water-based tempera paint and a thin paintbrush to cover her typing errors. She sold her first bottle, originally called Mistake Out, in 1956. Graham later patented the office product. After starting out with just 100 bottles a month in sales, Liquid Paper was selling 25 million bottles a year when Graham sold it for a reported $47.5 million in 1979. Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

Upcoming Events

THURSDAY, NOW-JUNE 26 • Novena Mass at Assumption (Grasshopper) Chapel, Cold Spring every Thursday. Rosary 7 p.m. Mass 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, JUNE 12 • Community Builders Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Lions Park (next to KB’s). If rain, backroom at Double R. FRIDAY, JUNE 13 • Grey Eagle St. Joseph’s Church Dinner & Auction starting at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Melrose. SATURDAY, JUNE 14 • 37th Annual Munichfest, New Munich. See ad on page 9. • 15th Annual Caramel Roll Ride from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. starting at the Albany Lake Wobegon Trailhead. SUNDAY, JUNE 15 • Freeport Fire Department 53rd Annual Ham BBQ - Beef & Hog Raffle from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. See ad on page 12. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership Meeting at 11 a.m. at the center. • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. See ad on page 4. SATURDAY, JULY 19 • Grey Eagle United Methodist Church

Annual BBQ Luncheon from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Craft/Bake Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 21 • 4th Annual Morrison County Breakfast on the Farm from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at Pike Hills Dairy, Little Falls. See ad on page 12. • 3rd Annual Lady Slipper Nature Ride from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. starting at the Avon Lake Wobegon Trailhead. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Pot Luck/ Bingo Party at 5 p.m. at the center. FRI.-SUN., JULY 18-20 • GEM Fest, Grey Eagle. SAT.-SUN., JULY 19-20 • Sacred Heart Parish 33rd Annual Festival & Parade, Freeport. 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. FOOD DISTRIBUTION • First Saturday of the Month from 10-11

a.m. at River of Live Church, Sauk Centre. 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 SENIORS • Exercise Classes every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Grey Eagle Senior Center. GREY EAGLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m. SUNSHINE CLUB • Meets every Monday, weigh in at 9 a.m. at the Village View Apartments, Grey Eagle. 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 77 71 71 68 71 73 76

Low 57 58 57 50 46 56 52

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Weekend Weather Saturday

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Hometown News • Thursday, June 12, 2014 • Page 3

Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 In 1927 the head instructor of the John Murray Anderson Drama School, instructed student Lucille Ball, to “Try any other profession. Any other.” I wonder what would have made him say “I Love Lucy”? Buddy Holly was fired from the Decca record label in 1956 by Paul Cohen, who was known as Nashville’s “artists and repertoire man.” Cohen called Holly “the biggest no-talent I ever worked with.” Chuck Yeager, the famous test pilot, threw up all over the back seat on his first flight as a passenger. He vowed never to go back up again, but eventually he reconsidered. Then he became the first man to break the sound barrier. These are all examples of ordinary people with extraordinary persistence. None of these folks were famous or rich or even particularly successful before their big breaks. We’ve all heard it before, but there really is no substitute for persistence. In fact, persistence is sometimes as important as talent. It must come from within. You either want it or you don’t. Giving up is not an option. I remember when I was first starting out and asking a colleague I respected how many sales calls he would make on a prospect before giving up. He told me, “It depends on which one of us dies first.” Confucius said, “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Mackay’s Moral: A flower has to push through a lot of dirt before it can blossom.

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Nick and Lois Sand

A 50th wedding anniversary open house will be held Sunday, June 22, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Schiffler Liquor in St. Anthony, MN. Nick and Lois (Gerads) Sand married June 30, 1964 at St. Francis Church in St. Francis, MN. Hosting the event will be their children, spouses, and grandchildren.

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MON., JUNE 16: Hearty stew, French bread, garden salad, pears. TUE., JUNE 17: BBQ chicken, potato salad, zucchini sticks w/ranch dip, dinner roll, frosted pumpkin bar. WED., JUNE 18: Pork roast, potatoes, gravy, broccoli salad, strawberries. THUR., JUNE 19: Country fried steak, whipped potatoes, gravy, carrots, apple wedges. FRI., JUNE 20: Hot dog, bun, baked beans, corn, ice cream. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ MON., JUNE 16: Chicken stir-fry w/vegetables, rice, garden salad, pears. TUE., JUNE 17: Chef’s salad w/ lettuce/meat/cheese/vegetables, dinner roll, frosted pumpkin bar. WED., JUNE 18: Chicken vegetable pasta toss, romaine salad, strawberries. THUR., JUNE 19: Been enchilada w/Mexican rice/lettuce/tomato/onions, refried beans, apple wedges. FRI., JUNE 20: Fish fillet sandwich, potato wedges, peas, ice cream. * Bread and skim milk served with each meal.

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Kayla Tschida and Adam Klein

Sylvester and Eleanor Tschida of Upsala, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla, to Adam Klein, son of Jeff and Mary Jo Klein of Holdingford. Kayla is a graduate of Upsala High School and St. Cloud State University. She is employed by the city of St. Joseph. Adam is a graduate of Holdingford High School and Rasmussen College. He is employed at Freightliner of St. Cloud. A June 21, 2014 wedding is planned.

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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.”

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Gerald “Jerry” J. Overman

Obituaries Dolores M. Fuchs

The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Dolores M. Fuchs, age 91 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 12 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Fr. Cletus Conners will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Dolores died Sunday at the Albany Area Hospital. There will be a visitation after 10:00 AM Thursday at the Seven Dolors parish Center. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home. Dolores was born March 21, 1923 in Avon to Henry and Rose (Bergmann) Wiechmann. She married Martin Fuchs on May 26, 1942 in Avon. The couple farmed

in the Albany area until Martin died in 1978. Dolores continued to farm with her son until moving to Albany in 1999. She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and the Seven Dolors Christian Mothers. Dolores is survived by her children, Irma (John) Achmann, St. Wendel; Alice Cigelske, Albany; Clara (Michael) Deters, Albany; Irene (Ken) Goebel, Freeport; Carol Ann Schmidt, Avon and Vernon (Andrea Ramacher) Fuchs, Freeport. She is also survived by her sister, Marcella Achmann, Avon; brother, Meinrad (Dolores) Wiechmann, Litchfield, 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Martin in 1978, her daughter Rosemary in 1956, her granddaughter Rosemary Piccolo, her sister, Leona Wiechmann and her brother, Elmer Wiechmann, sons-in-law, Allen “Butch” Cigelske and Ervin Schmidt.

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Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Overman, age 67 of Avon took place Saturday, June 7th 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church-Parish Center. Father Nathanael Hauser OSB officiated the service. Jerry died unexpectedly but peacefully Wednesday afternoon, June 4, 2014 while napping in his chair at his home. Jerry was born December 2nd 1946 in Melrose to Joseph Jr. and Evelyn (Roering) Overman. He graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School and also attended trade school in the sheet metal industry. He lived his entire life in the central Minnesota area where he met Karen Christen. The couple was married on December 30th 1967 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. They lived in St. Cloud until 1976

David William Evans

Mass of Christian Burial was held, Monday, June 9th at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for David William Evans who died Wednesday evening, June 4, 2014 at his home in his loving wife’s arms after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Rev. Scott Pogatchnik and Rev. Alan Wielinski celebrated mass followed by burial in the parish cemetery. Dave was born to Robley and Rita (Flaherty). He grew up in Albany attending Holy Family Elementary and Albany High School. He went on to play football at St. John’s University and then attended St. Cloud State University. He married his high-school sweetheart, Geralyn Nathe, on August 4, 1979. Shortly after his youngest son was born, he became a rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service. He loved going to work each day, delivering peoples’ dreams in the form of college acceptances, wedding invitations, and birthday cards. He was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Catholic United Financial, and the Postal Union and Guild. He served on the Avon City Council and was a supporter of Castaway retreats

when they built their home in the country near Collegeville where he lived the rest of his life. He worked as an HVAC foreman for McDowall Company and Sentrasota before retiring in 2003. Jerry had a deep love of nature. He greatly enjoyed fishing with family and friends, and any time that could be spent simply observing nature or working outside on his property. He also had a great talent for woodworking. What he loved most in life was the time he got to spend with his family which he loved so much. Jerry was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and also the SMW Local 10. Jerry is survived by his wife of 47 years Karen Overman, Avon; his children Christine (Brent) Nehring, Kimball; Michael (Jody) Overman, St. Cloud; his mother Evelyn Overman, St. Cloud; his grandchildren Julie, Jennifer, Megan, Grant, Adam, Brice, Meredith, Monica; his 4 great-grandchildren; and his siblings Kenneth (Mitzi) Overman, St. Cloud; and Joanne (John) Milam, St. Cloud. He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Overman Jr.

and Albany Athletics. He cherished family time, including playing cards, Monopoly, and Risk; enjoying the blessing of living on Upper Spunk Lake; grilling - especially red meat; teaching many nieces and nephews to water ski; tending to the family garden; and encouraging his sons in their lives especially sports. Dave was a great role model for his sons, teaching them to make a difference in the world and to know God’s love through his life and faithfulness. He was a witty, patient, honest, loving, and humble man. He enjoyed philosophical conversations and cared about the meaning of life. Dave’s battle with cancer was heroic, and he vowed to never, ever give up. He inspired us all to live and enjoy every day. “Life is Good” was his motto. While trusting in his eternal rest, he will be dearly missed. David is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Geralyn Nathe-Evans; sons, Michael David of Detroit Lakes, Matthew David and Luke David of Avon; mother, Rita of St. Cloud; siblings, Robley (Joan) of Mendota Heights, Bill (Carol) of Chesterfield, MO, Mary Kay (Phil) Sinner of Renville; his Nathe family of Bev Nathe, Mary (Chuck) Merchant, David (Amy) Nathe, Vicki (Steve) Dawson, Paul Nathe, and Nicole (Jason) Ramstad; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his dad Bob, father-in-law Gerry Nathe, and two nephews.

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The Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions held their annual Scholarship Awards Night at the park in Grey Eagle on June 9, 2014. Pictured standing is Jodee Patten who thanked the Lions for the $1,000 scholarship and told them of her plans for the future. A second scholarship was awarded to Victoria (Tori) Roe but she was not able to attend because she was on a school trip to Germany. She thanked the Lions by letter for her scholarship and for all of the support that the Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions give to educational programs. Kathy Detloff, long-time Swanville English teacher has retired after 41 years. She spent her entire teaching career in Swanville and closed that chapter of her life on May 31, 2014. A special retirement party was held with many retired teachers joining the current staff for dinner at the Hub Supper Club. Kathy also coached speech and worked in the theatre department in a variety of roles. For the last several years she was the Director of plays. Even though she has retired, Kathy will return next fall to direct one more fall play. Pictured is Superintendent Gene Harthan and Kathy Detloff.

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STRANGE BREED by Steve Langille

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Sen. Torrey Westrom and I will be holding a series of town hall meetings this week in the district. These gatherings provide a good opportunity for constituents to ask questions and give their viewpoints on various issues after Sen. Westrom and I give brief wrap-ups of the legislative session just completed. The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, June 12 and will be held in Glenwood, Sauk Centre and Melrose. We’ll start off at the Pizza Ranch in Glenwood at 1 p.m. on Thursday, and then be in Sauk Centre around 2:45 for a meeting at the Lynx Golf Course clubhouse. The final town hall is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Arvig Building on Main Street in Melrose. Hope to see you at one of the meetings! It appears there wasn’t enough damage to public infrastructure from recent heavy rains in western Stearns County to qualify for disaster aid from the state. I was in contact with the governor’s office late last week and learned that $265,000 is the thresh hold for such a declaration. According to Emergency Management in Stearns County, along with the HighLATE MODEL CARS & TRUCKS

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Long Prairie Area Relay For Life Set for Local Municipality Minutes Friday, June 13th All of the planning and preparation for the 13th annual Long Prairie Area Relay For Life is complete. The committee has been preparing for this event since January and is now ready for the Relay which will be this Friday, June 13th, 4:00 p.m. until midnight, at the Long Prairie – Grey Eagle High School High School track. During the day teams will be setting up camp sites along the track and preparing for the Relay. At 4:00 p.m. there should be a walker on the track from each team. The Silent Auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. Chair Angie Berkness will be announcing the program which begins at 7:00 p.m. The presentation of Flags will be led by American Legion Post 12/ VFW Post 1140 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem sung by Dave Anderson. The invocation will be given by Pastor Gary Taylor. This year’s guest speaker is Karl Langford. Sev Blenkush will then present plaques to the Bronze level sponsors of the Relay. These are sponsors who have contributed at the $1000 level. Notably are the Lions clubs from Browerville, Long Prairie, Grey Eagle - Burtrum, and Swanville who have all been Bronze sponsors for the past 11 years. Notable also is the Coaches vs. Cancer Browerville High School contribution of Head Coach Bob Schueller and his wife Joan who lead the effort annually. Participating in the Relay Recess this year were the LP-GE Elementary School and Christ the King Catholic School, Browerville. Next will be the Survivor Lap. Survivors are listed by name as they walk the track and release balloons after completion of the lap. The 11 registered teams at the Relay then walk the track. There are fewer teams this year but the size limitation of 10 has been eliminated so team size is unlimited. At dusk the Luminaria Ceremony will begin. Team captains will light the luminaria surrounding the track. These

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Grey Eagle Township June 2, 2014 These are unapproved minutes. Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited. Members Present: Ron Frericks, Ray Bense, Mary Ann Primus & Mike Rohe. Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Cozy Cove was added to the agenda. Ray made the motion to accept the agenda as amended. Mike made the second. All in favor. Motion carried. Approval of Minutes: The clerk provided copies of the May 5, 2014 minutes to the board. Mike made the motion to approve the minutes as written. Ray made the second, all in favor. Minutes approved. Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for May. Claims list included 8 claims for a total of $23,041.52. The list included liability insurance and election machine maintenance. Mike made the motion to approve the claims; Ray made the second, Motion carried unanimously. Clerk shared mail received this month and gave supervisors their membership cards. Treasurer’s Report: Mary Ann Primus presented the treasurer’s report as follows: Begin-

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Bears in suburbs: DNR says leave them alone unless they’re a threat Mosquitoes aren’t the only unwelcome visitors showing up around the area lately, as several suburban communities recently have reported bears, leading the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to ask for the public’s cooperation in dealing with nuisance wildlife. While a Twin Cities suburb may seem an unlikely place to see a bear, such sightings are not uncommon, especially in the spring. Most bears are young males searching for their own territory after emerging from hibernation and being chased off by their parents. If left alone, they will often move on to an area with fewer people and less opportunity for problems. Occasionally, however, a bear shows up in a heavily populated area and pres-

ents a public safety threat. Such situations should be reported to the local law enforcement agency, which may need to dispatch the bear. Bears that show up inside the Interstate 494/694 loop are generally considered a public safety threat because of the dense human population and the amount of roads and traffic. “A public safety threat is a public safety threat, whether it’s a guy wielding a knife or a startled or frightened large mammal with big teeth and sharp claws in a neighborhood with lots of kids,” said Capt. Greg Salo. “Your first call should be to the local police department. No one likes to see these animals killed just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but sometimes that’s the only real option.”

Salo pointed out that shooting a bear with a tranquilizer dart, then transporting it elsewhere is mostly Hollywood fiction. Chemical immobilization requires special equipment, training and access to controlled substances. Most DNR staff don’t have that. Even if they did, the effect of the tranquilizer is not immediate, so a darted bear could run into a crowd or a busy street before passing out. Furthermore, finding a suitable place for relocation can be a challenge. Once a bear is habituated to human derived food, it is likely to repeat this feeding behavior if released elsewhere. Sometimes bears don’t recover from the tranquilizing and handling ordeal. “That kind of stuff looks good in the movies, but it doesn’t work that way in the real world,” Salo said. “What’s more, dealing with one bear like that would wind up taking a conservation officer away from other duties for a day or more at one of our busiest times of year time when Minnesotans are recreating outdoors by the hundreds. We just don’t have the capacity for that. It wouldn’t be the best use of our time.” The best way to resolve human-bear conflicts is to do everything possible to avoid them in the first place, said Cynthia Osmundson, DNR central region wildlife manager. In areas where bears have been

reported, it’s best to eliminate or secure anything the bear may smell and consider as food: bird feeders, garbage, pet food and grills, for instance. Once a bear finds food at a particular location, it’s likely to return. If a bear shows up in a backyard, it’s usually best to leave it alone until it leaves, Osmundson said. Standing around gawking is risky, and it may cause the bear to take refuge up a tree. If it is treed, remove people and dogs, and wait for it to leave after dark. Bears usually are as wary of humans as we are of them. While bear attacks on humans in Minnesota are very rare, they should always be treated as a wild animal that’s capable of inflicting serious harm. “In a way, we’re lucky here in the metro region to have the woods and wetlands and open spaces that provide habitat for so many species of wildlife, even the occasional bear,” Osmundson said. “But living with wildlife means taking a few extra steps if we want to avoid conflicts. Nobody likes it when a bear has to be put down, least of all the DNR. Hopefully we can work together to make that a rare occurrence.” For more information about living with bears and other wildlife, visit www. mndnr.gov, or contact a DNR area wildlife manager.

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3rd Annual Lady Slipper Nature Ride The 3rd Annual Lady Slipper Nature Ride is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. +/-on the Lake Wobegon Trails. This ride starts at the Avon Lake Wobegon Trailhead in Avon, Minnesota. See the Minnesota state flower the Pink and White Showy Lady Slipper in full bloom. Riders will have the opportunity to visit the Saint John’s Outdoor University and the Abbey Arboretum including the “Lean on Me” Stickwork Sculpture completed by artist Patrick Dougherty and many students and volunteers from area in September of 2012. Minnesota Master Naturalists will be on site at the Lake Wobegon Trail and at the Arboretum to explain the biological and natural beauty found in the Avon Hills Area. This is a shorter ride than the Caramel Roll Ride, about 6-20 miles round trip. We’ll have rest stops at the Avon Trailhead and at the Arboretum

on the Prairie near the Stickwork Sculpture. The focus is on “leisurely” and enjoying the natural beauty of the area not just getting to the next rest stop! What’s the money raised used for? The Lake Wobegon Trails Association uses the funds to promote the Lake Wobegon Trails and the communities and businesses along the trail. We also fund projects to improve the trail such as planting trees and shrubs and we maintain a web presence to inform people about the trail and activities on the trail. We also work to gain support from various organizations to support improvements to the trail such as the “Saintly Seven Project” to bring the trail the seven miles from St. Joseph to Waite Park and on to downtown in St. Cloud and the Mississippi River. Come join us for a ride to see “an orchid like no other in Lake Wobegon”. Hope to see you on the trails!

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graduated from Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Law School. This event will be hosted by Friends of the Upsala Public Library. Out of the Blue: Wednesday, June 25, 6:30-8 p.m. for adults. Author and Willmar native Scott Thoma will discuss events in his book “Out Of The Blue” at the Library. In 1968, Thoma was a boy in Tracy, Minnesota, when it was hit by the first F5 tornado ever recorded in the state. Nine people were killed and more than 100 injured. Thoma survived the tornado and made a career as a sports reporter and editor at a Minnesota daily newspaper. He will have copies of his book for sale. Knitty Gritty Craft Group: Friday, June 27, 6-8 p.m. for adults and teens who like to crochet, knit, quilt and cross stitch. Bring a project to this group. Meet on the fourth Friday of each month.

Melrose Library • 320-256-3885 Summer Storytime: Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. for ages 4 to 9. The storytime theme on June 19 is “Pop Bottle Science” and the theme on June 26 is “Ready, Set, Let’s Dough It.” Page Turners Book Club: Thursdays, June 19 and 26, 11:30-12:30 p.m. for the preteen and young teen age group of 10-14. Nathan’s Old Time Band: Saturday, June 28, 5-8 p.m. Enjoy Nathan’s Old Time Band at Melrose Riverfest in the Sauk River Park. Nathan’s Old Time Band is a teenage polka/country band. Swanville Library • 320-547-2346 Make a Fairy Garden House: Wednesday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon for adults, teens and children six and older. Artist Jen Anfinson will help participants to use their imagination to construct a miniature fairy house using “found” objects. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and the attendance limit is 12. Upsala Library • 320-573-4282 Toddler Storytime: Wednesday’s, June 18 and 25, 6-6:30 p.m. for children 18 mo.-3. The program may include short stories, fingerplays and songs. Registration is required. Todd Johnson: Thursday, June 19, 6:308 p.m. at the Word of Life Free Lutheran Church, Upsala. Minnesota author Todd Johnson will talk about writing suspense and about life as a successful published author. Johnson is author of “The Deposit Slip” and “Critical Reaction” from Bethany House Publishers. Johnson is a trial lawyer who

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Page 12 • Hometown News • Thursday, June 12, 2014 NEW Listing Big Birch Lake: Nice Year NEW Listing Long Lake: Awesome Lake Property in Burnhamville Township. Round Lake Home For Sale. East facing Beautiful wooded lake lot with large with spectacular views of lake. 3 bedrooms, level beach area. Older mobile home 2 baths, gas fireplace, large deck on in good condition. No well or sewer system. Seasonal cabin/ lake side, large heated garage with workshop, meticulously $ mobile home. Must see lake lot don’t delay viewing! $119,900 maintained property with beautiful landscaping. 269,900 NEW Listing Burtrum: Very unique & NEW Listing Big Swan Lake: Nice/small well maintained property with lake nearly no maintenance Seasonal Cabin. view of Long Lake Burnhamville Affordable lakeside living, $300 Per Yr. Assoc. Fees includes garbage, lawn care, TWP. Sellers have lived at property 24+ years! 3 MF Bedrooms, water, & sewer. Sales price includes furnished cabin, MUST huge Living RM, MF Laundry & LL Laundry, 2 Fireplaces, Huge Lot, Huge Pole Shed, Storage Shed, Must See Property! $169,900 SEE! Recent property improvements. $59,900 Grey Eagle: Year Round lake home on Big Birch Lake: Impossible To Find! 2 Little Birch Lake. Excellent level lot, nice Heavily Wooded Adjoining Lake Lots On lake shore & West facing. Home needs work Premier Big Birch Lake. One Property has 271’ Of Prime Lake Shore & Over 2 Acres of Land. $300,000 but has much potential. Features 2 Bedrooms &$ 1 Bathroom. The Second Property has 276’ of Lake Shore & 2 Acres of Land. Purchase for seasonal use or year round home. 165,000 $ 285,000. This is an Extremely Rare Opportunity to Buy Lake Birchdale Township: Building Lot in Lots like this on Big Birch Lake. Don’t Delay in Viewing. Birchdale Estates Plat 2. Creek access to Little Birch Lake. Tarred road, wonderful Grey Eagle: Beautiful Year Round Lake setting overlooking creek. $49,900 Home on Big Birch Lake. Great Lake View & Home is like Brand New. Features Burtrum: Affordable Lake Place 3 Bedrooms & 2 Baths, Large Screened on Big Swan Lake. 2 Parcels with Porch on Lakeside, Huge Walk-Out Family RM with Gas Fireplace. 2+ Acres of land. Large 36’ x 36’ Kitchen has Oak Cabinetry, Walk In Pantry, Must See! $349,900 Detached Garage, Older Mobile Home with Interior Updates property Freeport: Immaculate 2 Story with 6 BR’s Done. Swan Lake to the West & Swan River bordering to the East, Unique Setting Don’t Delay Viewing! $69,900 & 5 BA’s on 12 Acres of Organic Land. Hardwood Floors, Open Staircase, Vaulted Grey Eagle: Year Round Property Ceilings. Abundance of Wildlife, Private on Big Swan Lake. Level Lake Pond, In Floor Heat in LL & Garage Stubbed In. Master Suite Walks Lot with Nice Lakeshore. Newer 3 $ Out To Private Patio, 4400+ FIN SQ FT. 349,900 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom manufactured home with approx. 100’ of is insulated. Long Prairie: Tons Of lake frontage. Home is like new. Attached Garage Dock, Shed & Appliances Included. Must See! $149,900 Possibilities with this

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Unique Nearly 3 Acre Grey Eagle: Absolutely Beautiful Year Lake Property. This Lake Home & At Home Business is Located on Round Lake Home On Little Birch Lake. US HWY 71 & on Lake Charlotte. Current Business Operating is a West Facing, Updated Home, Spectacular Gun Shop. Many Upcoming 2014 Property Improvements. $449,000 Lake Views! Boat House, Huge Deck & Patio Lakeside, Walk Out Basement, 3 Beds w Potential of Adding More, 2 Grey Eagle: Unique Property on W side Baths. This Is A Must See Lake Property. $269,900 of Big Birch Lake. Buildable lake lot that offers hard bottom shore & great swimming. Melrose: Rare Listing Nice Wooded Lake Lot A-Frame sits on the waters edge, nearly 1 on Lake Sylvia. Offering 207’ of Sandy Lake acre undeveloped, 135’ of lake shore. Build Shore, 1.36 Acre. Build Your Dream Home Here. $ your dream home. 189,900 Lake Sylvia is Clean 85 Acre Lake. Seller will absorb cost of road access. If you’re looking for a nice lake lot this is it. $79,900 Grey Eagle: Prime lake shore on Big Birch Melrose: Rare listing, nice wooded lake lot on Lake! Newer lake home built in 2004. New Lake Sylvia. Offering 211’ of sandy lake shore, 2 stall garage being built. Home features Over 1.5 acre. Build your dream home here. Lake 2 Bedrooms plus loft that sleeps 6+ PPL. Sylvia is clean 85 acre lake. Seller will absorb cost Open lake side floor plan, 2 Baths, gas $ fireplace, spectacular East facing lake views. Must See! 369,000 of road access. If your looking for a nice lake lot this is it! $89,900

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