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What's Doing-Aug. 5

Minnesota Lyme Disease Association meeting

PEQUOT LAKES — The Minnesota Lyme Disease Association of the Brainerd Lakes Area is meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Trailside Center of the Baptist Church in Pequot Lakes.

The speaker is Tom Cremers. He grew up in the Baxter area, graduated from BHS and Central Lakes College. In 1986 he joined an international missions organization and while working with the ministry he completed training to become a Certified Nutrition Counselor, a Certified Natural Health Professional, and a naturopathic doctor. He recently moved back to the Brainerd lakes area to help bring people back into wellness.

Naturopathy, while not a medical diagnosis or treatment, seeks to restore “wholeness” to the body through a variety of natural modalities. The goal is to find the foundational issues in the body, not just chase symptoms, and attempt to bring them back into homeostasis. Since each person is unique, any specific disease, such as Lyme disease, can have a variety of symptoms/issues and will probably require different protocols from one person to the next.

For more information contact Judy at 218-543-4945.

Backus Legion to

host Corn Fest events

BACKUS — The Backus American Legion and Auxiliary are sponsoring several events in conjunction with the community’s annual Corn Fest Aug. 10-12.

The Legion and Auxiliary, major financial sponsors of Corn Fest, will kick off the weekend with a meat raffle at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 followed by bingo about 7:30 p.m.

On Aug. 11, there will be a horseshoe tournament at 2 p.m. with a $10 entry fee, drawing for partners and a 100 percent payout plus a prize supplement from cash added by the Legion. Sign up starts at 1 p.m.

There will also be a bean bag tournament at 2 p.m. with sign-up at 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $10 for each two-person team. Cash prizes will be awarded for first through fourth places, with a 100 percent payout plus a cash prize supplement from the Legion.

On Aug. 12, the Frankie Lamb Band returns to the Legion from 2-6 p.m., playing classic country and pop, old time and swing. Following the dance, from 6 p.m. until gone, the Cass County Fair Assn. will serve a hot pork sandwich dinner for $8 with proceeds going to 4-H prize premiums at the fair. Also Sunday, the monthly Auxiliary breakfast will be served from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Proceeds go toward active duty troop, veterans, community and other Auxiliary programs.

The main Corn Fest events are on Aug. 11 and include a parade at 11 a.m., followed by a ham, sweet corn, wild rice hot dish and watermelon feed. There are also kid’s games, a craft and flea market, a beer garden, an evening street dance and fireworks at dusk.

Memory Loss Support

and Education Group

to meet Thursday

WADENA — Tri-County Health Care (TCHC), Fair Oaks Lodge, Legacy Home Care and the National Alzheimer’s Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wesley Conference Room, located on the lower level of TCHC. Visit the front desk for conference room location. Anyone with an interest in understanding more about memory loss is invited to attend. Support group members are not expected to attend every meeting to be part of the group. For more information, call (218) 632-8733.

Brainerd Elks

Lodge breakfast

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Order from the menu. All proceeds go to support Elks programs.

Dinner and silent auction for Sharon Heinen

WADENA — There will be a dinner and silent auction for Sharon Heinen from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 8 for a freewill donation sloppy joe supper and silent auction at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Wadena.

Sharon Heinen, a paramedic and resident of Wadena, was diagnosed recently with breast cancer. Earlier this year, Heinen had a double mastectomy and is currently undergoing an intense treatment of chemotherapy and radiation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and CentraCare Cancer Center in St. Cloud.

Donations can also be made to: Sharon Heinen Fund, c/o Wadena State Bank, 304 1st St. SE, Wadena. For those interested in donating an item for silent auction, call (218) 639-4845.

Supplemental funding applied from United Financial (Catholic Aid Association).

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 42; Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 41.5.

East-West: Sandy Lane and Jo Bonestroo, 32.5; and Sandy Chase and Laurel Jarvis, 32.

Past Commanders’ annual chicken and corn feed

The Brainerd Legion Post No. 255 will have its Past Commanders’ annual chicken and corn feed from 5:30 p.m. until gone Thursday. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids.


Chapter CJ of PEO will have their next meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Hostesses are Louise Warden and Mary Scholl. Sue Thurlow will give the program.

Widowed Friends

Widowed Friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday at Bonanza.

Brainerd WHS class of 1946

Brainerd’s Washington High School Class of 1946 will meet for potluck picnic lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Margie (Kletschka) Peterson Cabin on Lake Hubert. Directions: Highway 371 north to Sportland Corners, right 1.9 miles on county road 13 to pink cabin. Watch for signs. Bring a dish to share. Pontoon ride weather permitting. Call Dick at (218) 838-0738 for more information.

VFW upcoming events

VFW Ladies Auxiliary fish fry will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone Friday. Cost: $8.

Retired Fire People

Retired Fire People will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Airport Restaurant. All retired fire people, spouses, widows and friends are welcome.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Captain Robert Orr Chapter DAR meets 10 a.m. second Saturday each month February through November at Sawmill Inn, Brainerd. Program and lunch follow meeting. For information call Jeanne, 829-2737, or Faye, 963-3955.

Nisswa Area Historical Society to present program

NISSWA — Gary Parker, instructor at Central Lakes College in Native American history, will present a program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lake Margaret Room in the Gull Lake Center.

Mr. Parker’s program is focused on the 150th anniversary of the 1862 war between the Dakota Indians and the United States.

For further information, call the history center at 963-3570.

WHS class of 1955

The Washington High School class of 1955, spouses and friends will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday at the Brainerd Lakes Cafe.

Garage sales

around the lake

The Crow Wing Lake Association is sponsoring the garage sales around the lake from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11, 10 miles south of Brainerd on Highway 371. Turn on Lennox Road or Sleepy Hollow Road and watch for balloons.

No meeting for NARVRE

There will not be a NARVRE meeting in August due to the book sale at the library.

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.
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