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Nisswa Women's Club

MERRIFIELD - The Nisswa Women's Club will meet Thursday beginning with a social time at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon with the program to follow at The Woods (formerly Timbermist). The program will include "Ireland...A Lifelong Dream Realized..." by Mary Gibson. Luann Rice will share the Inspirational. Hostesses for the meeting will be Jane Gustafson, Pat Moore Johnson, Sue Mandery and Marilyn Sobiech.

Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary

The monthly meeting for the DAV and (DAVA) Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd VFW Club. Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Camp Knutson Night Under the Stars set for July 19

The 11th annual Night Under the Stars fundraiser for Camp Knutson is set for July 19. The western round-up begins at 5 p.m. on the beautiful Camp Knutson grounds. Country western and rodeo music provided by Bridget and Kai Allen. There will be refreshments and appetizers in the saloon. Visit the dining hall to bid on silent auction items.

Ticket prices include the saloon, silent auction and buffet catered by Brainerd Lakeland Catering: "Buttermilk" Sponsorship - $75 per person; "Trigger" Sponsorship - $150 per person; "Silver" Sponsorship - $300 per person; "Champion" Sponsorship - $5,000 for a table of eight, includes VIP parking; Silent Auction/saloon only - $25 per person.

Camp Knutson is a nonprofit organization providing camping experiences for special needs kids including autism, Down syndrome, heart disease, severe skin disorders and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

Contact Sharon Elmquist at 218-692-1142 or email to reserve your tickets. Tickets can also be reserved online at Click on Night Under the Stars. Seating is limited.

Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Diane Lodine, 7700; Jo Bonestroo, 5760; Myrna Turner, 5670.

Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate: North-South: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 107; Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 103.5; Joyce Roemer and Guy Emmons, 98.5. East-West: Joyce Roemer and Guy Emmons, Chris Brown and Judy Thomas, 108, Joanne Miller and Pat Nentl, 106.

Maucieri's: Tom McGrath, 8880; Jim Thompson, 6550; Russ Johnson, 6030; Larry Fleer, 5770.

Jenkins VFW Duplicate: North-South: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 125.5; Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 124; Chris Brown and Tom McGrath, 123.5. East-West: Sue Caquelin and Joyce Roemer, 137.5; Florence DeLong and Jan Hauge, 129.5; Bruce Peck and Joe Heal, 129.

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.

Crow Wing County Historical Society

The Crow Wing County Historical Society Board of Directors will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum. For those who want to be on the agenda, call Pam at 829-3268 or e-mail her at

WHS class of 1954

Note the change for the meeting place for lunch: The WHS class of 1954 will be meeting at 11:30 on Tuesday at the Brainerd Legion for lunch. Following lunch the group will be making final plans for the 60th class reunion to be held on Sept. 20. Call 828-4307 for information.

Chapter CJ of PEO

Chapter CJ of PEO will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jeannine ZumBrunnen's home. Judie Larson will be co-hostess. The convention will be given by our delegates.

Duplicate bridge scores

North-South: Sandy Chase and Jim Huble, 57.5; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 35.5.

East-West: Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 39.5; Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 32.5.

Nisswa Garden Club

NISSWA - The Nisswa Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. June 26 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Check-in and social time will begin at noon. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting. The program will be "Water Gardens." Speaker is Dan Klein from the Tree House. Coordinator is Jim Sherwood. Hosts are Laurie Larson, Wes and Lorrie Anderson. For reservations, call Marie Boudrye at 963-7494. For more information, visit

Testimonial dinner recently held for Shirley Frederick

The 2014 Department of Minnesota American Legion Auxiliary President Shirley Frederick was toasted May 31 at a testimonial dinner in her honor hosted by her Hackensack 202 Unit. Frederick's theme for this past year was Patriotism, Thank our Veterans-Teach our Children. Her project was to raise funds for the Creative Arts Program, Clothing Room and General activities fund at the St. Cloud VA. Her project also included money for the coffee supply fund and a three-year subscription to the Minnesota Legionnaire for the waiting room of each 16 C-BOC's (Community Based Outreach Clinic for Veterans) as well as four educational comic books, "Pledge of Allegiance," "Our Country's Flag," "Light of Liberty" and "Our Country's Veterans" which have been purchased by many Units and distributed to schools, libraries, waiting rooms and other places. Frederick's symbol was our American Flag, the eagle and the Statue of Liberty.

VFW Friday dinner

The VFW Friday dinner will be country fried beef steak serving from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost: $7.

Widowed Friends

Widowed Friends will have a picnic at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Lum Park No. 2.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd's Blue Room with Jerry's Dance Band; at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Pierz Senior Center with music by the Social Security Express; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion with music by Andy and Stu.

Class of 1962

The class of 1962 will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at Hassies.

Alpha Delta Kappa scholarship luncheon

Members and their guests are invited to the annual ADK scholarship luncheon at noon Tuesday hosted by Mary Suer. Call 829-5170 or 218-831-8930 for directions to Mary's house.

Members are asked to bring a dish for the luncheon as well as a white elephant item to be auctioned off as a fundraising activity for the scholarship fund. Mary will also be hosting an ADK garage sale at her home on June 20-21. Members may bring donated items to the luncheon.

Brainerd Area Retired Teachers

DEERWOOD - The Brainerd Area Retired Teachers will meet noon Monday at the Cascade Methodist Church in Deerwood. Tammy Jo Johnson, resident services director at the Heartwood Campus in Crosby, will be the speaker. Her presentation will be basic education about dementia in regard to the changes in the brain and how it affects the person.

All retired teachers and administrators in the area are welcome to attend. For reservations, call 829-6900.

Chapter DV P.E.O. to meet

Chapter DV, P.E.O. will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Linda Youngs with Bev Siemens as co-hostess. Annie Swanstrom will give her report on the State P.E.O. Convention.

Relay for Life meeting planned

BAXTER - Would you like to be a part of ending cancer? A Relay for Life meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Church. The Relay for Life is July 25 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.