Preacher Chuck Porta of Eden Prairie will be the guest speaker this Sunday, April 8, at the Old Country Church in Leaf River Township. Visitors, especially those who desire a spiritual shot in the arm, are invited to attend. The service begins at 10 a.m. The church is located on Wadena County Road 6, a mile and a half east of the Leaf River Town Hall.
Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer's Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting on Thursday, April 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room in the lower level of Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. This support group seeks to show caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia that they are not alone. At the group, they will learn new coping skills to better care for and understand their loved ones dealing with memory loss.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Parents Who Have Lost a Child Support Group, which helps area residents affected by the loss of a child, will meet on Monday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena. Whether the child was lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, cancer, suicide or an accident, the purpose of this group is to provide long-term support to parents and a confidential setting where they can share their story and learn ways to cope. Many find it comforting to talk with others who have suffered a similar loss.
Jason Ziegler, ALC, with Whitetail Properties from Frazee, has been recognized as part of the APEX 2017 Producers Club by the Realtors Land Institute as part of their new RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. Ziegler was recognized during the APEX Awards Program Ceremony on March 13 at RLI's National Land Conference hosted this year in Nashville, Tenn.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on Tuesday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
Two family nurse practitioners have joined the Tri-County Health Care team. Macayla Lindenfelser will serve patients at the Bertha and Sebeka clinics. Mark Oshinsky will serve patients at the Verndale clinic.
Wadena-Deer Creek FFA member, Bel Snyder, has qualified for state competition in the Poultry Career Development Event. The WDC senior finished in second place, coming within 5 points of first place. Snyder judged exterior egg quality, processed boneless products, interior egg quality (candling), parts identification, carcass grading and took a written test on the poultry industry. FFA members from 19 high schools in FFA Region II recently competed at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Wadena-Deer Creek High School's Greenhouse is bursting with beautiful leafy vegetables right now. All these fresh veggies are being enjoyed by students and staff as part of their school lunch. WDC Greenhouse Coordinator Kathy Connell said she and students are busy planting seeds, transplanting, weeding, watering and harvesting the leafy greens every day. "Soon, the elementary students will be walking over to begin planting seeds for Mother's Day flowers. Spring is a busy and exciting time in the greenhouse," Connell said.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect and analyze water samples from about 90 wells in Wadena County this spring. The data are being collected for the Wadena County Geologic Atlas, Part B (hydrogeology). The results build on the Part A (geology) information, which was produced by the Minnesota Geological Survey in 2016.
UCare will offer medicare information meetings the following dates: Tuesday, April 10 4 p.m., Shoreline Restaurant Meeting Room, 505 N. Lake Ave. Battle Lake Wednesday, April 11 4 p.m. Maslowski Wellness Center (Meeting Room), 17 5th St. SW, Wadena To register for a meeting or obtain more information, call (877) 523-1518, ext. 200 toll free. Seating is limited.