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Disabled American Veterans

The monthly meeting for the DAV, Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be Thursday at the Brainerd VFW club. The membership meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Mission Fire Fair planned

MERRIFIELD - The 27th annual Mission Fire Fair will begin at 11:30 a.m. July 19 at Mission Park, 13871 Mission Park Drive, Merrifield. There will be a roast pork lunch, silent auction and raffle, AirCare helicopter, fire department demonstration, pony rides and kids' activities.

Monetary donations accepted with all donations being used to buy new equipment for the fire department. This includes a Lucas Machine, SCBA replacement packs, rehab materials and upgrade tools for new trucks. Checks can be made payable to Mission Fire and Rescue Relief Association and mailed to P.O. Box 327, Merrifield, MN 56465.

Nisswa Women's Club to meet Thursday

NISSWA - The Nisswa Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday beginning with a social time at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon with the program to follow at Grand View Lodge, 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa.

The program will include "Living with Identity Theft and Scams" by Eric Klang. Joann Muehlbauer will share the inspirational. Hostesses for the meeting will be Deanna Anderson, Karen Flom, Jan Haarman, Karen Yundak and June Zuroski.

For membership information, feel free to contact Pat Birznieks, Director of Membership, at 829-8193.

Brainerd Legion events

There will be a dedication ceremony for the Cal White Yellow Ribbon Room at 6 p.m. Monday.

The Past Commanders dinner meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Dick and Betty Hayes. A fish fry dinner will be served.

On Friday, there will be a walleye dinner serving at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $11 or two for $20. Ray's Promenaders will dance from 7 to 10 p.m.

Pinetree Patchworkers

The Pinetree Patchworkers will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Bonny Hartung of Quilot Haven on Main in Hutchinson will be our speaker.

Backus Legion pig roast and bean bag tournament

BACKUS - The Backus American Legion will host Larry Kostka's 10th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pig Roast and a bean bag tournament July 19. The pig roast includes BBQ pork on a bun, fresh sweet corn and potato salad for $8 a plate, served from 4:30 p.m. until gone.

The bean bag tournament starts at 2 p.m. with registration any time or on the day of the tournament before the start. There is a $10 entry fee for each two-person team with a 100 percent payout for first through third place teams. Prizes will be determined by the number of entries and supplemented by the legion.

Lamb band returns to Legion

BACKUS - Frankie Lamb's Frankly Country Band, playing classic country, pop, old time and swing, will return to the Backus American Legion from 2 to 6 p.m. July 20.

The dance will be followed by a 4-H Benefit Dinner from 6 p.m. until gone to raise money for prize premiums for 4-Hers participating in the Cass County Fair. The dinner includes Barb's oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, a vegetable, coffee and dessert for $8.

PEO Chapter CJ

PEO Chapter CJ will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kay Robinson's home. Mary Beth MacMillan will be co-hostess. We will initiate three new members.

Baxter Lions Club

The Baxter Lions Club will meet Monday at Camp Vanasek. The board meeting will be at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will be called to order at 7 p.m.

Class of 1950

Class of 1950 will have a luncheon every third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Bonanza.

Duplicate Bridge scores

Kathy Calhoun and Laurel Jarvis, 29.5; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 27; Jim Huble and Phyllis DeRosier, 26.

Crow Wing County Historical Society Board of Directors

The Crow Wing County Historical Society Board of Directors will meet 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum. If you would like to be on the agenda, call Pam at 829-3268 or email her at The monthly board meetings are open to the public.

Class of 1976 38th class reunion

The class of 1976 of Brainerd High School will be gathering for its 38th class reunion on July 26 at Rock Lake Campground in Pillsbury Forest, Pillager. The cost to attend is $10 per classmate and $10 per spouse. This event is not open to children. Bring a dish to share. Those interested can find additional information at Senior High School Class of 1976 or contact Kathy Guin Koch at or 651-331-8324.

Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast

Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 13, 124 Front St., Brainerd, featuring the Eagles special for $7.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Grant Field Day

MDA Grant Field Day Demonstrating raising soybeans without chemicals or cultivation will be 1 p.m. July 25. Take Highway 18 for nine miles east of Brainerd, turn on County Road 8, go 2 ½ miles. Follow signs. For more information, call Floyd Hardy at 218-764-3122.

VFW events

The VFW Friday dinner will be a summer BBQ with brats and burgers on the grill, potato salad, beans and dessert serving 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost: $7.

Sunday breakfast will be 8 a.m. to noon July 20. Serving a full menu. Cost: $7.

13th annual Potlatch employee reunion picnic

The 13th annual Potlatch employee reunion picnic will be July 19 at Lum Park. Come for visiting at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Bring a potluck dish. Ham, rolls, coffee and Kool-Aid provided. Call Hank Boileau at 929-4023 for more information. All former hourly and salaried employees welcome.

Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Dale Dickie, 6580; Norma Ostberg, 5460; Dan Huff, 5410.

Whitefish Golf Course: Duplicate: North-South: Dale Dickie and Marijane Pearce, 118; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 109; Lorraine Northagen and Helen McGrath, 99.5. East-West: Shirley Rinehart and Florence DeLong, 119; Chris and Diana Brown, 109; Fay Miller and Bruce Peck, 105.

Maucieri's: Chet Fowler, 7670; Florence DeLong, 7220; Bruce Peck, 6050; Rose Ann Stans, 5040.

Jenkins VFW: Duplicate: North-South: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 77; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 68; Chris and Diana Brown, 55.5. East-West: Don and Sharon Berglund, 66.5; Fay Miller and Rhys Price Jones, 66.5; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 66.

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.

WHS class of 1947

Washington High School class of 1947 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hassies.

Senior dances

Senior dance will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Blue Room with music by Marie and The Boys; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Deerwood Legion with music by Jerry's Dance Band.

Brainerd Area Low Vision Support Group

The Brainerd Area Low Vision Support Group will meet 1 p.m. July 21 at Woodland Good Samaritan Village, 200 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd. Carolyn Hegland of the MN Vision Foundation, Bemidji Lions Club, will speak about the latest in national research and development. The Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation has been working to help the blind and visually-impaired since 1960. Through the support of the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, the collaboration with the University of Minnesota's Department of Ophthalmology and the work collecting and distributing used eyeglasses, the Foundation helps people every day. For more information, call 825-0904.

Staples-Motley Relay for Life planned

The American Cancer Society Staples-Motley Relay for Life will be 5 p.m. Friday at the Motley Fairgrounds.

For more information, contact Angie at 218-352-6678 or Debbie at 218-746-4485 or visit