Benefit for John Holder planned

A benefit for John Holder will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the American Legion in Brainerd.

Holder was diagnosed four months ago with liver and bladder cancer. He is currently undergoing his second round of chemotherapy. A surgery is slated for October.

Holder and his wife, Terri, are lifelong Brainerd residents. Many also know Holder from his days in the band Silent Partner.

The benefit will feature a taco bar, silent auction, meat raffle, 50-50 and a raffle. All benefit proceeds will go toward the medical expenses of John Holder.

The Center's Morning Club meeting set

The Center's Morning Club will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at The Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

The presenter is Dave Freiday, The Center's lead facility manager.

Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary to meet

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) Chapter No. 22 will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Brainerd VFW Club.

Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Class of 1966 to meet Monday

GARRISON-The Class of 1966 will meet 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Y Supper Club in Garrison.

Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Dianne Lodin, 5110; Florence DeLong, 4570.

Whitefish Golf Club, Duplicate: North-South: Charles Ready and Lois Steffen, 191.5; Enga Wodziak and Jean Freytag, 187; Eugene Petersenand Susan Petersen, 186.5. East-West: Rhys Price Jones and Emily Schuldt, 210; Florence DeLong and Carol Johnson, 187.5; Sally Larson and Jane Kleinsasser, 175.

Maucieri's: Mickey Smith, 6540; Mary Rodeberg, 5810; Chris McGeary, 5290; Carol Johnson, 4890; Dale Dickie, 4700.

Ideal Town Hall: Duplicate: North-South: Dale Dickie and Tom McGrath, 127; Jim Thompson and Teri Steffen, 106; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 101. East-West: Sharon Berglund and Don Berglund, 112; Donna Fleer and Larry Fleer, 96.5; Mary Rodeberg and Carol Johnson, 83.

Crosslake Community Center: Mary Ann Valley, 6000; Ginger Slind, 5120; Barb Grove, 4770; Bruce Peck, 4620.

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.

WHS Class of 1967 to have potluck lunch

The Washington High School (Brainerd) Class of 1967 will be gathering for a potluck lunch 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Kathy Herold's home on Lord Road, north of Brainerd.

Text, message or call Kathy at 218-838-3777 to give her a head count and for directions.

194th Regiment to meet

The 194th Regiment meeting will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Brainerd National Guard Armory.

Agenda will be preparation for the 9 a.m. Sept. 8 Bataan Memorial Death March by 194th Armor Battalion and the 62 U.S. Flag Ceremony.

Nisswa Women's Club to meet

The Nisswa Women's Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 16, at Jack's House in Brainerd.

Social time will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch served at noon. The program will be Alaska Travelogue presented by club member Kathy Allex.

The hostesses are Margo Neva, Carol Alverson, Joann Muehlbauer, Pat Heinen and Lois Kuntz.

Margo Neva will also give the inspirational.

For more information, or to make a luncheon reservation, contact Arlene Brodeur at 218-963-6063.

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Brainerd Legion upcoming events

The Legion Riders will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.

The 40 et 8 will meet 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The Past Commanders' annual chicken and corn feed will be 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Cost is $9.

The special dinner for Friday, Aug. 17 will be jumbo deep fried shrimp for $11. Walleye dinner is also available for $11. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting set

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday, Aug. 15, at The Skillet, 123 Washington St., Brainerd.

Lu Barfknecht will speak at 12:30 p.m. She is a specialist in federal health insurance programs and Medicare. She can answer questions regarding Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield

benefits and how the programs mesh.

For questions, call Mary Jane Reetz at 218-828-4277.

VFW events planned

VFW Post and Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Home Post.

VFW breakfast will be served 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 19. Full menu, price $8.

Hackensack American Legion to serve breakfast

HACKENSACK-Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 202 will serve breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Club.

Cost: $6. The proceeds go to support youth scholarships.

Duplicate bridge scores

Joe Heal and Don Rasmussen, 29; Bob and Sandy Crozier, 27; John and Anna Marie Etmiller, 24.5

45th class reunion registration deadline approaching

The extended registration deadline for Brainerd High School Class of 1973's 45th class reunion ends Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Register by calling 320-292-5605. The fee of $75 per person for both nights needs to be paid by Aug. 15. Fee for Friday night only is $35 per person and the fee for Saturday night only is $50 per person.

Make checks payable to: Ron Holloway-Class of 1973

Mail checks to: Kathy Dewes, 1240 33rd Ave. N., No. 202, St. Cloud, MN 56303.

The reunion will be 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. (or later) Sept. 7-8 at Cragun's.

Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast set

The Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 12, 124 Front St., Brainerd, featuring the Eagles' special for $8.

Families In Grief educational and supportive presentation Thursday, Aug. 16

Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center is offering an educational and supportive presentation of Families In Grief from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in a meeting room located in the lower level of the hospital, 523 N. Third St., Brainerd.

Topics will include shared grief and its impact on families, physical and emotional responses to grief and surviving first years of grief.

Families In Grief is for those who have had a relative, friend or significant person die. There is no charge to attend.

For more information about this session or Grief Support, call 218-828-7442 or 218-828-7531.

Senior dances

Senior dances will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Motley Ten-Hi with music by Marie and The Boys; from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Brainerd Blue Room with music by Country Ramblers; and from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Deerwood Legion with music by Andy and Stu.