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What's Doing? - June 12

Benefit dinner and raffle planned for Henry Rushmeyer

There will be a benefit dinner and raffle for Henry Rushmeyer beginning at 4 p.m. June 18 at the American Legion in Brainerd.

Rushmeyer fell down his basement stairs in March, breaking his neck and causing bleeding on the brain. He has no feeling or movement on his left side and is unable to swallow. Because of the severity of his injuries, Rushmeyer was flown to St. Cloud Hospital where he is receiving his care. He has undergone neck surgery and has had a tracheotomy tube and feeding tube placed. The money raised from the benefit will help defer medical expenses and to pay for housing remodeling to make his home accessible.

For those who would like to donate money can do so at Brainerd Savings and Loan. For those who want to donate items for the raffle, contact Tiffany at 839-9033 or Stacey at 232-4166.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

A Swiss country chicken bake by Mike Dallaire will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Legion. Cost is $8 ($7 with a pre-sale ticket).

Fundraiser brat sales will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-18 at Cub Foods, Baxter.

Disabled American Veterans to meet

The monthly meeting for DAV Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22  will be Thursday at the Brainerd VFW club. Chapter officers will meet at 6 p.m. and the members’ meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend.  

Nisswa Women’s Club to meet

The Nisswa Women’s Club will hold its monthly membership meeting at noon Thursday with a social time from 11:30 a.m. to noon at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Baxter. The program will be “Giving Away Success: Why Women Do It and How to Avoid It” presented by Mary Riebe.

Hostesses for the meeting are Paulette Buck, Bonnie Kangas, Joan Lofgren, Betty Hornung and Mary Jo Reed. The inspirational will be given by Suzanne Sundquist.

Backus American Legion dance

BACKUS — Frankie Lamb’s Band, Frankly Country, will return to the Backus American Legion from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday for the monthly senior dance. The band plays classic country and pop, old time and swing for your dancing and listening pleasure.

Following the dance at 6 p.m. until gone, the Cass County Fair will serve an open faced hot beef sandwich dinner for $8. All proceeds will go toward 4-H prize premiums at the fair.

Crosby-Ironton High School class of 1991 reunion planned

The 20th high school class reunion of the Crosby-Ironton High School class of 1991 is planned for Aug. 5-7.

A pre-reunion is being planned at Coach’s Corner in Deerwood at 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

The reunion dinner, program and dance will be Aug. 6 at the Cuyuna Country Club beginning at approximately 6 p.m. The dinner will cost approximately $25 per person/$40 per couple. Prices subject to change.

On Aug. 7, we are hoping to arrange a family day at the Crosby City Park.

For more information and reunion updates, go to the reunion page at

We are also looking for the following missing classmates: Amy Wilk, Bill Lueck, Jennifer Mount, Jessica Breezley, Mary Miller, Mike Davis (Dick), Shannon Hackett, Stephanie Dietz, Tina Cooper and Tracy Mueller.

If anyone has addresses or information regarding these classmates, contact DeLynn (Trowbridge) Howard at 825-4802.

Baxter Lions Club

BAXTER — The Baxter Lions Club will meet Monday at Camp Vanasek. The board meeting is at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting is at 7 p.m. The 2011 scholarship recipients will be attending this meeting.

NARVRE to meet

NARVRE Unit 127 will meet 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd Public Library. Lunch will follow the meeting. All retired and present railroad employees are invited to attend.

Nisswa Garden Club

The Nisswa Garden Club’s gathering on June 23, will be an all-day bus tour to gardens in the St. Cloud area. Guests are welcome; cost is $20 per person, and all must bring a bag lunch. Contact Marie Boudrye at 963-7494 to reserve by June 19. Visit the club’s website at

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Sandy Chase and Jim Huble, 66.5; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 63. East-West: Bob McClellan and Lane Weber, 69.5; Kathy Calhoun and Sue Caquelin, 66.5.

Lakes Area Caged Bird Club

The Lakes Area Caged Bird Club meeting will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Lawn Town Hall located on Hwy. 18, one mile east of the intersection of Highways 18 and 25. We will be discussing our pet birds. Guests are always welcome.

For more information, call Char at 764-2625.

BHS class of 1986 25th reunion

BAXTER — The class of 1986 is hosting a 25th reunion on July 8 at Prairie Bay Restaurant in Baxter. The event is from 6 p.m. to midnight with a full dinner buffet, short program and a DJ. The cost is $29.86 per person. For more information see our page on Facebook at Brainerd SR High Class of 1986 or contact one of the following classmates: Stacey (Shields) Kruger, 829-2254; Laura (Larson) Johnson, (218) 838-1280; and Krista (Copa) Johnson, 828-2873.

Rollin’ Rangers in Fifty Lakes

FIFTY LAKES — The meeting for the Rollin’ Rangers will be June 20-22 at Fifty Lakes Campground. Hosts will be Oselands. Any questions or if would like to join us and see what we do, call Karen at 829-8918.

Brainerd Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club

The Brainerd Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Church in Baxter. Our very own “Bag Lady” Denise Muller will demonstrate how to make all kinds of bags and purses. Bring your bags for Show and Tell. Denise will also be teaching a bag class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Conservation Club at Breezy Point.

St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary

St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary Board will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Camp Room. All auxiliary members are welcome to attend.

VFW events

The VFW Post and Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the home Post. An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be from 5:30 p.m. until gone Friday at the VFW. Cost: $8.

NAARFE to meet

MOTLEY — The Brainerd Chapter No. 738 National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet for social hour at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pine Ridge Country Club in Motley. Presentation by Sen. Paul Gazelka who will speak on the state issue.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at Motley with music by Country Diamonds; from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd Eagles with music by Country Pride; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Deerwood with music by Gary Martin.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.