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What's Doing-Nov. 4

Lakes & Woods Garden Club

The Lakes & Woods Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church, 34588 U.S. Highway 169 (use north door). Note this is a change of our meeting location for this date only.

The program is “To Bee or not to Bee” presented by David and Linda Holms. They were local bee keepers in our area for many years. Everyone is invited to attend this informative meeting. For questions, call Elaine Palthe at 218-927-6225.

Mission Possible Senior Club

The Mission Possible Senior Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at noon Wednesday at the Mission Town Hall.

There will be a potluck luncheon followed by visiting. Bring a dish to share. A sign-up sheet and $15 per person will be collected for the annual Christmas party to be held at Antlers on Dec. 5.

Mission Possible will not be meeting during the months of January, February and March in 2013.

Any questions, call Glen at 765-3265 or Delores at 765-3713.

Brainerd Legion upcoming events

Brainerd Legion upcoming events include Key West chicken served by the Auxiliary at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $7; steak date night by Katie will be served from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $11 or two for $20; and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 10, the Brainerd Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Cost is $5.

Potlatch Retirees

Potlatch Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Center for cards and lunch.

The Center Morning

Club schedule

The Center Morning Club meets each Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd. A speaker program is scheduled each week on various subjects of interest to the community. The Center Morning Club also participates in the “Books in a Bag” program sponsored by the public library. All members of The Center, men and women, are invited to become part of the group. Coffee and delicious Center-made donuts are provided.

The programs scheduled for November: Nov. 7, Debbie Rowe, Cruise Planner, Caribbean Cruises; Nov. 14, Ed Yunkers, Geritol Frolics, Frolics production, history, cast, etc.; Nov. 21, Glen Cook, McDonald’s, McDonald’s Franchises; Nov. 28, Jennifer Stockinger, Brainerd Dispatch, The Production of News Stories.

Gastric bypass support group

STAPLES — The Gastric Bypass Support Group meeting for November will be meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the family room at Lakewood Health System’s Care Center entrance. Anyone who has had gastric bypass surgery or anyone considering a gastric bypass or weight-loss surgery is welcome to attend. Lakewood Health System’s gastric bypass support group offers a safe support system where members can share their successes, questions and experiences. Jena Doemel, Registered and Licensed Dietitian will be moderating the group.

For more information, contact Jena Doemel at 218-894-8509 or

MS mutual help group

The Multiple Sclerosis Mutual Help Group is held on the second Thursday of the month and will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday in the family room at the Lakewood Health System Senior Campus, 401 Prairie Ave. NE, Staples. Individuals and family members are invited to attend.

Multiple Sclerosis can be quite challenging at times, but through the support offered by Lakewood Health System’s Multiple Sclerosis Mutual Help Group, no one has to face these challenges on their own. The group is facilitated by Angela Anderson.

Contact Angela Anderson at 218-894-8393 for more information.

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.

Brainerd Garden Club

The Brainerd Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the Northland Arboretum. Theri Wasniewski will present a program on pruning fruit trees. Hostesses are Jackie Burkey and Sharon Bodie.

Surf and Turf at Backus Legion

BACKUS — The Backus American Legion will be serving a surf and turf dinner from 5 p.m. until gone Friday. Cost: $11. The evening includes the post’s regular meat raffle at 5:30 p.m., followed by bingo at 7:30 p.m.

Nisswa Women’s Club to

meet at Timbermist

NISSWA — The Nisswa Women’s Club will hold its monthly membership meeting at noon Nov. 15 with a social time from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Timbermist meeting and banquet facility, Brainerd. The program, “Holiday Spirits-Celebrate wih Cordials,” will be presented by Phil Howard. Donations will be collected for the Women’s Center of Mid-Minnesota. Hostesses for the meeting are Dolly Zitur, Colette Wagner, Marilyn Swenson, Pat Dittes and Audrey Wessman.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 42; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 37.

East-West: Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 37.5; Ruth Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 31.5; and Al Anderson and Don Rasmussen, 31.5.

WHS class of 1946

Brainerd’s WHS class of 1946 will meet for lunch 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grizzly’s, Highway 371 North, Baxter. Bring a friend. Order from the menu. Call Dick at 218-838-0738 for information.

PEO Chapter CJ

PEO Chapter CJ will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sharon Harris’ home. Diane Searcy will be co-hostess. Judie Larson will have the program.

Healthy cooking class

A free healthy cooking class for the community will be held at Oak Street Christian School at 4 p.m. Sunday. This class will be working specifically on how to make great soups, stews, and sauces. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. The school is located at 2910 Oak St., Bldg C, in Brainerd. For more information call 218-454-0554 or visit

Widowed Friends

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

VFW upcoming events

There will be a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the VFW.

The Auxiliary Fish Fry will be from 5:30 p.m. until gone Friday. Cost: $8.

Brainerd Wild Ones,

Native Landscaping

This is the final meeting of the year for the Brainerd Chapter of the

Wild Ones and the group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Northland Arboretum.

The group will be preparing the pressed plants for the Arboretum native plant herbarium. Contact for more information. Event is free and open to the public.

Search for Miss Teen Crow

Wing County announced

If you are single, never been married between the ages of 13 to 18 years, applications are being accepted for the title of 2013 Miss Teen Crow Wing County.

Miss Teen Crow Wing County will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant, which will be held at the Ritsche Auditorium, March 16-17, 2013, in St. Cloud.

The young lady chosen as Miss Teen Crow Wing County will become an ambassador from the Crow Wing County area and will receive an official title and sash.

The young lady chosen as Miss Teen Minnesota will receive a prize package and scholarship totaling $10,000 and the chance to represent Minnesota at the 2013 Miss Teen International pageant.

The American Heart Association’s Go for Red for Women is the official charity of the Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant.

Young teen ladies living in Crow Wing County interested in applying should write for a bio-form to: Miss Teen Minnesota, International Pageant, P.O. Box 240537, Apple Valley, MN 55124-0537, or call for information at 952-432-6758, fax at 952-953-3896 or email

NARVRE change

The November meeting of NARVRE will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library.

All retired railroad employees, spouses, widows and widowers of railroad employees are eligible to attend.

Dues to be sent to Avis Lee, P.O. Box 86, Pillager, MN 56473.

Lunch to follow the meeting.

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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