What's Doing-Feb. 2

? Brainerd Legion upcoming events The IBEW meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday at the Legion. The Post Executive board meeting and Auxiliary membership meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Legion. ? Tusenvann Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 ISLE -- T...

■ Brainerd Legion
upcoming events

The IBEW meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday at the Legion. The Post Executive board meeting and Auxiliary membership meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Legion.

■ Tusenvann Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659

ISLE - Tusenvann Sons of Norway Lodge No. 1-659 in Isle will meet for a monthly meeting at noon Feb. 8 at the I.R.E.C. building in Isle. Lunch and coffee will be served. The program will be Ross Anderson, of the Moose Lake Historical Society, speaking on the 1917 Moose Lake Minnesota Fire. Bring a neighbor or friend. For questions, call Carol Bailey at 320-684-2174 or Bill Peterson at 320-679-2380.

■ Hackensack Legion Valentine’s dinner


HACKENSACK - Hackensack Legion Post 202 will host a Valentine’s dinner Feb. 14. Three entree options will be available: filet mignon or tempura shrimp with Asian glaze or surf and turf. The cost of the dinner is $17.95 per person with social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

Call the Hackensack Legion at 675-9191 or stop in and reserve your dinner choice before Feb. 11.

■ Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Tom McGrath, 6560; Eric Dawson, 6400; Lynne Zweiner, 6360; Diane Lodin, 5430.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 46.5; Dick and Doreen Jordan, 39; Mary Kay Kendall and Deanna Dubel, 39; Tom McGrath and Janice Hauge, 37.5; Guy Emmons and Dale Dickie, 34.5.

Maucieri’s: Bruce Peck, 6850; Tom McGrath, 5820; Guy Emmons, 4950; Jim Thompson, 4830.

Whitefish Golf Course: Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 31; Bruce Peck and Doreen Jordan, 28.5; Sue Caquelin and Joyce Roemer, 28.5; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 23.

Crosslake Community Center: Bruce Peck, 7170; Mary Corrick, 5630; Dick Dietz, 5460.


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.

■ Brainerd Elks
Lodge breakfast

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Order from the menu. All proceeds go to support Elks programs.

■ Garrison Seniors meeting

GARRISON - The Garrison Seniors will meet noon Tuesday at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, 27170 Monroe St., two blocks west of the Super Valu in the City of Garrison. Bring a potluck food item to share and your plates, cups and silverware. Our program will be presented by Myron Stevens, president of the Commercial Club, and his wife Kathy.

■ Captain Robert Orr Chapter, NSDAR

Captain Robert Orr Chapter, NSDAR, will hold its first 2014 meeting 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Sawmill Inn, Brainerd.


■ PEO Chapter CJ

PEO Chapter CJ will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at Bethany Good Samaritan Nursing Home on Wright Street in Brainerd. The community room is right off the main entrance. Kathy Buxton and Jeannine zumBrennen are the hostesses. Nancy Iverson will give the program.

■ Ray’s Promenaders

Ray’s Promenaders will dance to caller Roger McNeil at the Baxter Elementary school cafeteria on Friday. Plus will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by mainstream at 8 p.m. Red is the suggested color for the

evening and a potluck lunch will follow the dance. All area dancers are welcome.

■ Widowed Friends

Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Bonanza.

■ Backus Legion Auxiliary breakfast


BACKUS - The Backus Legion Auxiliary’s first monthly Sunday breakfast of the year will be served from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Cost: $6 for adults and $3 for children under 7. The breakfasts continue each second Sunday of the month through October.

■ BNSF Jack’s and Jill’s

BNSF Jack’s and Jill’s breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the Eagles.

■ GSS-Bethany
Auxiliary events

GSS-Bethany Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, 804 Wright St., Brainerd. Special guest: Pam Winterfeldt, Recover Health. Gift Shop meeting will be 9:30 a.m.

Good Samaritan Bowl Steering Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room, GSS-Bethany, 804 Wright St., Brainerd.

■ The Big Event planned

The Big Event on Feb. 8 is in support of current and future students of the Brainerd Public Schools, through the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation. The Foundation supplements the school district in the 4As of Arts, Academics, Athletics and Activities. Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh, of Brainerd, and KSTP/St. Paul television anchor, Jessica Miles are featured guests. There will be a plated dinner, silent auction and live auction. Tickets are $50 each. For more information, visit


■ Friday dinner at VFW

The Friday dinner at the VFW in Brainerd will be Baron of Beef serving at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $8. Reservations are appreciated by calling the VFW at 829-6393.

■ WHS class of 1955

The Washington High School class of 1955, spouses and friends will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday at the Northwind Grille.

■ Center Morning Club
to meet

The Center Morning Club meets each Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A speaker program is scheduled each week on various subjects of interest to the community. The club also participates in the “Books in a Bag” program sponsored by the public library. All members of the Center, men and women, are invited to become part of the group. Coffee and doughnuts are provided.

The speaker programs scheduled for February are: Feb. 5, Lee Anderson, Tenting in the Arctic; Feb. 12, Ron Stolski, Brainerd High School football coach; Feb. 19, Captain Strissel, Salvation Army, Christmas; Feb. 26, Mark Ritchie, Executive Director, Timber Bay Camp.

I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with numerous job titles since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently as Digital Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was present and worked on the our web page when our original website first went live on April 26, 1994.
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