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What's Doing? - June 19

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Installation of Post and Unit No. 255 officers will be 7 p.m. Monday at Zelinske Hall.

A prime rib dinner by Teddy Anderson will be 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Legion. Cost is $13; $12 with a presale ticket.


Chapter CJ of PEO will have its next meeting on Tuesday. Hostesses are Helen Sands and Marit Reese. The program will be the Convention Report.

VFW upcoming events

The VFW Club will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday.

The Disabled American Veterans will serve a chicken dinner from 5:30 p.m. until gone Friday at the VFW. Cost: $7.

WHS class of 1954

BAXTER — The Washington High School class of 1954 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grizzly’s in Baxter.

Crow Wing Genealogy Society to meet

The Crow Wing Genealogy Society will have a research and discussion meeting from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Family History Center located at 101 Buffalo Hills Lane W., Brainerd. For more information call 829-1663 or 543-4473.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Sandy Chase and Jim Huble, 78; Ruth Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 75; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 73.5. East-West: Bob McClellan and Steve Schaitberger, 70.5; Mark Anderson and Joe Heal, 68.5; and Bruce Eastman and Bob Osborne, 67.

Clothing drive planned

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 22 are taking new and used clothing in a clothing drive to raise funds. If you have clothing items left over from garage sales, donate them to the DAV of Crow Wing County. All funds obtained from our clothing drive are used primarily for the disabled veterans in Crow Wing County and to St. Cloud VA Hospital. For donation and drop off/pickup information call Mark at 829-1199 or Brian at 829-3363.

Quilt raffle tickets being sold

Chapter 22 of the Crow Wing County Disabled American Veterans are selling quilt raffle tickets. There are eight quilts this year to be raffled off with a king size quilt as top prize. Tickets are $2 each. For your ticket cal Brian at 829-3363. All funds raised support local DAV Crow Wing County Chapter 22 veteran service projects.

Encore Arts Association

Encore Arts Association will meet Tuesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood, Brainerd. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Linda Axvig will demonstrate creating and decorating a lighted bottle. Members or guests may observe this process at no cost, or pay a $3 fee for the materials and create their own with the information and materials provided. Linda is also hostess. Call Sandy at 829-8691 for questions.

Little Falls Community High School 2001 class reunion planned

LITTLE FALLS — The LFCHS graduating class of 2001 is planning its 10 year reunion for July 30 at the Little Falls VFW. Visit the updated website at to register and for more detailed information or email for any questions.

Half is Enough weight support group

MERRIFIELD — Half is Enough, a neighborhood weight support group, will have a picnic at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Merrifield Lions Park. Those interested in joining are welcome to attend.

Widowed Friends

NISSWA — The Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nisswa Legion. For more information, call 828-1920 or 829-2682.

Brainerd Area Retired Educators

DEERWOOD — The Brainerd Area Retired Educators will meet for a noon luncheon Monday at the Cascade Methodist Church in Deerwood. Kris Hasskamp from the Crosby area will entertain the group. All retired teachers and administrators in the area are welcome to attend. Call 829-6900 for reservations. The next meeting will be Sept. 19 at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd.

Chapter DV, P.E.O.

The Chapter DV, P.E.O. will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Jan Lallman with LaVonne Neff as co-hostess. The program by Annie Swanstrom will feature her experience as delegate to the state convention.

Purse sale planned

There will be a purse sale from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in rooms Thabes I and II. More than 100 designer purses will be featured and priced under $50. Proceeds go to St. Joseph’s Medical Auxiliary to aide in the comfort of the patients.

WHS grad classes 1963-66

NISSWA — The Washington High School grad classes of 1963-1966 will have a casual gathering beginning at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Nisswa American Legion.

BACP to march in parade

The Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace will march in the Brainerd Fourth of July parade. The parade begins at 4 p.m. The coalition will assemble along College Drive at 3:30 p.m. for those interested in joining to march for peace.

WHS class of 1944

WHS class of 1944 will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Northwind Grille.

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.