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What's Doing-Feb. 17

■ Spaghetti supper

to benefit STAR program

The community is invited to a spaghetti supper and silent auction from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Proceeds from the supper will benefit the Good Samaritan Society STAR Ministry program to support events for residents and staff at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland. Cost: $7.50, adults; $5 for children 8 and under. To reserve tickets, call 829-1429. Tickets will also be available at the door.

■ Widowed Friends

NISSWA — Widowed Friends will meet 11 a.m. Monday at the Nisswa Legion.

■ Brainerd Legion events

Post membership meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Legion.

Stuffed pork chop dinner by the Auxiliary will be served at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Legion. Cost: $8.

Steak date night special by Katie Lutz will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Cost: $11 or 2 for $20.

■ BHS class of 1973

looking for classmates

The 40th reunion for the Brainerd High School class of 1973 will be Aug. 23-24 at Craguns. We have not been able to find the following people and are requesting that anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of any of these classmates to contact us. You can email a response to or call Kathy Dewes at 320-292-5605 or Ron Holloway at 218-820-3631. An “*” indicates invites returned undeliverable.

Classmates include Pat Benjamin, Greg Berg, Rick Borders, *Randy Carlson, Marcos Rogerio Camera (foreign exchange student), *Earl R. Caughey, Laurent Chopard (foreign exchange student), *Kristen Christensen, *Mark Collette, Judith JoAnne (Clay), Bev Rose (Czech), Linda A. Collins (Degman), Marilyn Dropuenske Dale, Laura Gavin, Steve Gieneart, Duane J. Gunderson, *Kathy (Hamm) Lofgren, Linda Christine Hanson, Jeff Alan Hill, *Dan Hughes, *Laurine Jessen, Greg Johnson, *Tim Johnson, R. Kingsley (Russell?) Allan Maier, Ed Matthews, Hal McKiski, Amy Anne Mead, Stephanie Myroniuk, Jan Clair Nelson, Phyllis Lindell (Nelson), Bernadine Olson, Marge Pulak, *Karen Louise Putnam, *Marlin Ramsdell, Margaret Riles, Dick Alan Schmidt, Margaret C. Schultz, Tom Charles Sievek, Deborah Jean Smart, Michael G. Smith, Cynthia Soderholm, Dorayne Helen Spencer, Paul J. Steffen, Mike G. Stevens, Darla Stromberg, Alvin Brent Stuart, Brian Stueland, Mark Sweeney, *John Veit, Kathy T. Warren and Bruce A. Zarn.

■ Sleep Apnea support

group to meet in February

STAPLES — Lakewood Health System’s durable medical equipment store, Medical Marketplace, will be hosting a sleep apnea support group from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday on the Lower Level at Lakewood’s Main Campus. This is one of a series of meetings that follow a nationally recognized sleep apnea program called A.W.A.K.E., which stands for Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic, and was created on behalf of the American Sleep Apnea Association.

RSVPs are appreciated and can be made by calling Medical Marketplace at 218-894-8482.

■ Area bridge scores

Whitefish Golf Course: Patrick Spradlin and Bruce Eastman, 70.5; Jim Thompson and Ginny Hersey, 63; Tim Tulloch and Al Hauge, 61; Jan Hauge and Bruce Peck, 57.5.

Jenkins VFW: Donna Sandelin, 7460; Butch Lodin, 7360; Tom McGrath, 7190; Jim Thompson, 6960.

Whitefish Golf Course: Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 49.5; Deanna Dubel and Sharon Barsness, 45.5; George Polusny and Guy Emmons, 44.5; Jim Boyd Sr. and Jim Boyd Jr., 43; Lorraine Northagen and Ginny Hersey, 40.

Maucieri’s: Jim Thompson, 6910; Bruce Peck, 5310; Jim Orput, 5150; Tom McGrath, 5090.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 71; Ruthann Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 69; Sue Caquelin and Kathie Calhoun, 58; Tom and Helen McGrath, 53.5; Jim Boyd Sr. and Jim Boyd Jr., 52.

Crosslake Community Center, Carolyn Thompson, 4750; Rose Ann Stans, 4420; Jackie Becker, 3910. Last week’s scores: Dick Dietz, 7870; Shirley Gronholm, 7630; Carolyn Thompson, 6970.

Anyone interested in joining any of the bridge games can contact Jim Thompson at 218-543-4688.

Anyone interested in joining the bridge game at the Crosslake Community Center, call the Center at 218-692-4271.

■ Disabled American Veterans

The monthly meeting for DAV Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd VFW club. All members are invited to attend. There will be a gift raffle for attendees. The raffle will be for gift certificates at area restaurants. Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

■ Lake Country Nordic Ski Club

The Lake Country Nordic Ski Club will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Cass County Land Department main meeting room, 218 Washburn Avenue East, Backus. The club is maintaining and grooming the Grant-in-Aid trails of Cut Lake, Goose Lake, Hiram and Washburn Lake in Cass County.

We will be discussing our grooming, trail improvements, equipment, financing and much more. Bring your questions and comments.

Members, if you have not paid your 2012-13 dues you can do that at the meeting or if you can’t make the meeting, send them to the secretary, at LCNSC, Attn: Linda McNamara, 478 Wren Trail NW, Backus, MN 56435. Dues are $25 for single memberships and $50 for family. If you have not yet joined the club, become a member!

For more information, e-mail

■ Holistic healing and psychic fair coming to Brainerd

Healing therapists, intuitive consultants, aura photos, health professionals, psychics, spirituality resources, crystals, stones, jewelry, specialty gifts and more are available to attendees of the Holistic Healing & Psychic Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Brainerd Hotel & Conference Center. Admission: $5. This is an educational event that welcomes all who are interested. There are gift bags for the first 25 guests and door prizes throughout the day.

BodyLabUSA’s goal is to bring awareness and education to everyone about alternative healing choices and how they work. All providers are using the One Universal Energy to help heal our bodies whether it be emotionally, spiritually, or physically. Vendor booths are also still available, but space is limited; call 715-635-5228 if interested. Check out or BodyLabUSA on Facebook for more information.

■ VFW Sunday breakfast

The VFW Sunday breakfast with full menu will be 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 17. Cost: $6.

Friday dinner of salmon loaf or chicken cordon bleu will be from 5:30 p.m. Friday at the VFW. Cost: $8.

■ Class of 1954

The class of 1954 will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grizzly’s.

■ BNSF Jack’s and Jill’s breakfast

BNSF Jack’s and Jill’s breakfast will be Feb. 24 at the Legion.

■ Encore Arts Association

Encore Arts Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Center (formerly: Lakes Area Senior Activity Center), 803 Kingwood, Brainerd. The program is directed by Lily Atwel, who will lead a hands-on altered paper project. Members are encouraged to bring manila envelopes or old file folders. All other materials will be provided. Refreshments will be served.

■ WHS class of 1944

Class of 1944 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Northwind Grille in Brainerd.

■ Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 77.5; Lois Volkmuth and Phyllis DeRosier, 58.5.

East-West: Bob and Sandy Crozier, 66.5; Lane Weber and Bruce Eastman, 62.

■ Brainerd History Group to meet

The Brainerd History Group will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Public Library small meeting room; topic is Neighborhood Grocers. Anyone interested in Brainerd history is welcome. Call 218-820-2424 for more information.

■ WHS class of 1957

WHS class of 1957 will meet 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Northwind Grille in Brainerd.

■ Crow Wing County Fair Executive Board to meet

Crow Wing County Fair Executive Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at South Long Lake Town Hall.

■ March for Babies

bake sale planned

The fourth annual March for Babies bake sale will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Hometown Building Supply, 401 Minnesota Avenue North, Aitkin. This is a fundraiser for March for Dimes. The 2013 ambassador family is Taylor’s Angels.

■ Dine and Discover

PIERZ — Horizon Health Faith in Action’s next Dine and Discover will have experts from the Brainerd Lakes Heart & Vascular Center at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd – share the importance of knowing your numbers and knowing your four main risk factors for heart disease.

Join us at Horizon Health’s Community Room in Pierz on from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 for an afternoon of learning how many of the risk factors for heart disease are within your control. Gain a better understanding of these risk factors and how you can control them. Lunch is included. A freewill donation will be accepted. Registration is required by calling Horizon Health at 320-468-6451 or 800-224-6451 on or before Friday. Free blood pressure screenings, compliments of Horizon Health Home Care will also be available before and after the session. This Dine and Discover is sponsored by F & M State Bank, Essentia Health, Faith in Action and Horizon Health.

■ Brainerd Area Low

Vision Support Group

The Brainerd Area Low Vision Support Group will meet 1 p.m. Monday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Program: Reflection, seeing old problems in new ways. Presenter: Jon Knopik, Lakewood Health System, Staples.

Call 825-0904 for more information.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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