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Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Country style ribs by Dewayne Collins will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday at the Brainerd Legion. Cost: $10.

New Year’s Day party will be Jan. 1 at the Legion. Club opens at 10 a.m. There will be Tom and Jerry’s, food, raffles and music.

Duplicate bridge scores

Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 29.5; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 27.5; and Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 27.5.

Senior dance

There will be no dance on Wednesday in Waukenabo.

Grief support group planned

Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group seven-week session. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m. from Jan. 9 through Feb. 20 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Through individual reflection, grief-related tasks, and group sharing, participants will:

- Understand the grief process

- Identify normal manifestations of grief and learn healthy coping


- Develop a realistic memory of the deceased, remembering the life

shared, not primarily the death

- Create a support system for one’s self within and outside the group

- Decrease emotional pain (sadness, helplessness, etc.)

- Recognize, express and accept one’s feelings

The Grief Support Group is for those who have had a relative, friend, or significant person die. Common experiences of those who are living with grief include poor sleep, poor appetite, problems concentrating, and no energy for things that used to be enjoyable. The purpose of this group is to equip each person with the tools and resources to reinvest oneself in life.

For more information about Grief Support and to register for the seven-week session call 828-7442.

Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659

ISLE — Tusenvann, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will have its next meeting noon Jan. 14 at the I.R.E.C. building in Isle. Program will be Erik Heimark talking about his stay on a historic farm in Telemark, Norway. For questions, call Donna at (320) 676-1638 or Gary at 927-6557.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889