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Local news briefs -Aug. 23

Fund established for

CLC’s Pine River students

PINE RIVER — Students attending the Central Lakes College (CLC) Pine River Outreach Site will have access to a special scholarship fund this fall.

Scholarships of up to $350 per student are now available thanks to Crow Wing Power and area donors.

The scholarship fund was set up by the CLC Foundation.

“Scholarships in Pine River will be based on financial need and the amount of scholarship funding the college receives from the 2012 fall solicitation. Students attending the Pine River site who are interested in applying for this scholarship should contact the foundation at 218-855-8129,” said Pam Thomsen, foundation executive director.

“We’re pleased to be able to now offer scholarships to people attending the Pine River site.” said Char Kinzer, Crow Wing Power public relations manager.

The fall CLC Pine River Outreach Site courses will be applied mathematics and blueprint reading, which are part of a technical degree such as robotics or machine trades. To register for classes call the CLC admissions office at 1-800-933-0346 as soon as possible. Classes are scheduled to begin Sept. 10.

Cass County Economic Development Corporation has partnered on this project to grow manufacturing jobs and opportunity in Cass County.

55+ driver improvement

program offered

The 55+ driver improvement program courses are available as follows: From 9:30 am. to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 (8hr. first time course), Aitkin Public Library, 110 First Ave. NE, Aitkin; from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 (8hr. first time course), Walker Area Community Center, 105 Tower Ave., Walker; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 5-6 (8hr. first time course) and Sept. 13 (4hr. refresher), Crosslake Community Center/Community Ed., 14126 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake; from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 6 (4hr. refresher course), Crosby-Ironton Senior High/Com. Ed., 711 Poplar St., Crosby.

The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A MN Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle technology. The fee for the four hour refresher course is $20 and the eight hour course is $24. For more information or to register, visit our website at or call 888-234-1294.

Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent discount.

Oak Street Christan

School open house Aug. 30

Oak Street Christian School will host an open house during registration at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30. Oak Street Christian School has been operating since 1898 and specializes in a small classroom setting with personal attention to each student. Students receive the benefit of learning in a multi-grade classroom where they are able to progress academically at their own personalized speed.

The school is located at 2910 Oak Street, building C in Brainerd. Interested persons may stop in to visit during the open house and registration or call 828-9660 to request a free brochure and DVD.

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