'Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation,' exhibit on view through Dec. 30
Wadena-Deer Creek High School's National Honor Society (NHS) held a blood drive on Oct. 19, where students, staff and community members had the opportunity to donate blood and help save lives. NHS students Taylor Dirks and Kirsten Peterson organized the blood drive, along with help from NHS members. Their goal was 43 units. After the day-long blood drive, the total donated was an astounding 62 units! "We were very happy with our blood drive," Dirks said. "Thanks to all the students, staff, community members and especially first-time donors who made time to donate."
Junior Leader Workshop (JLW) "Agents For Change" was held Oct. 20-21 at Faith Haven Camp near Battle Lake. This camp's focus is to be proactive in developing leaders in grades 6-9. Fourteen counties were represented by the 90 youth who attended. Youth participants are part of different committees. These committees are used as vehicles to empower youth to become more confident, learn to work as part of a team and to showcase their skills to others. Committees are guided by Continuing Committee Members (CCM's) who were chosen after last year's JLW through an application process.
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Wadena Lanes Sunday Sunset Final Touch - 113 Gene's Team - 98 Bootleggers Bar & Grill - 93 Hunkes Transfer - 89 Central MN Credit Union - 88.5 MN Valley Irrigation - 85 Certified Auto Repair - 82.5 Whiskey Creek Saloon - 77.5 Wadena Lanes - 77 Samuelson Laney - 76 The Fun Team - 71 Star Bank - 57.5 High Team Series: Certified Auto Repair - 2712 High Team Game: Gene's Team - 971 High Individual Men's Series: Scott Gaudette - 658 (255) Scott Ament - 632
Oct. 16 • A complainant reported receiving a message on his phone there was a $320 charge from a store to his account. He told police he had not used the card and still had it with him. He was advised to contact the card company and make sure the account was frozen. He was also advised to get the time and location of the transaction to give the police a lead. Oct. 17 • A resident of Irving Avenue in Wadena asked why Amish people driving their buggies on the street don't have to stop and pick up their horse droppings.
M State's Wadena campus hosted a program showcase for prospective students interested in an array of programs on Thursday, Oct. 27, along with an open house for the entire campus later in the day. Prospective students had a chance to get hands-on experience and visit with program instructors in these fields: • Health Science Technology: Nursing • Computer Information Systems: Network Administration and Security • Human Services: Cosmetology, Esthetist, Manicurist and Massage Therapy
Families in every city, town and rural area in Minnesota are feeling the effects of Alzheimer's and related dementias. Relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbors are touched by the disease and many want to help. The Alzheimer's Association estimates there are 91,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease and thousands more with other dementias. The disease also touches nearly 250,000 family members and friends who are caregivers.
Senior health clinics set for November, December A Senior Health Clinic sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held the third Wednesday monthly alternating between the Sebeka and Menahga Senior Centers. Clinics will be held Nov. 16 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Menahga Senior Center and Dec. 21 from 8:30 to 11;30 a.m. at the Sebeka Senior Center. Clinics at Wadena County Public Health will be held the second Wednesday monthly from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting Nov. 9.
Deer: The animal • Adult female white-tailed deer weigh about 145 lbs., and males weigh about 170 lbs. • The biggest white-tailed deer recorded in Minnesota was a 500-pound buck. • A whitetail's home range is about one square mile. Deer hunting • There are nearly 500,000 firearms deer hunters in Minnesota. • Last year, 30 percent of Minnesota firearm hunters successfully harvested a deer. About 63 percent were antlered bucks. • 70 percent of Minnesota's firearms deer harvest typically occurs during the first three or four days of the season.