Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer's Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, 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.
The Cultural Center will present the concert "I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America" performed by Ken Burns' pianist Jacqueline Schwab 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills. The concert will also feature an opening by a small group from the NYM HS Band and a sing-along finale led by the NYM HS Choir students.
What a beautiful Sunday morning when I was picked up for church. Then in the afternoon it became windy and cloudy. It sure changed, just like Minnesota. Now we are into fall, the season of beauty. It's raining again Monday afternoon. It looks like it's going to stop. I heard it's going to freeze as it was reported on Bob's radio. Thomas Hostad Wadena
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer 16 parcels for sale in three public oral bid auctions in October and November. The properties include unimproved recreational land in Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Fillmore, Hennepin, Houston, Itasca, Kanabec, Lake, Mille Lacs, and Wadena counties. Property information, auction instructions and a map of the parcels can be found on the DNR's land sale webpage. Public auction details, parcel information and the latest updates are available online mndnr.gov/lands_minerals/landsale/.
Sept. 21 • Deputies were requested to perform a welfare check on a person after their medical alert button was pushed. Deputies arrived at the residence, the door was open, but no one was inside except a small dog. They left a note for the owner of the home. Sept. 22 • Police received a called about a suspicious man who was sitting on a picnic table. Upon contact, police discovered the man lived across the street and was taking a smoke break.
A support group for people with Celiac Disease will meet Oct. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at Wadena Alliance Church. The church is located at 1428 S. Jefferson Street. The informational meeting is being held to help people with celiac disease learn more about the disease: what to eat, how to cook and bake using gluten-free flours and ingredients. Informational materials will be available along with many gluten-free recipes. Each meeting begins with a pot luck supper. Along with your gluten-free dish to share, please bring about eight copies of the recipe to share with the group.
Traffic Court Thomas Lee Allen Bricker, 37, Wadena, driving after revocation, fees $290. David Allen Eitel, 67, Sebeka, vehicle lighting violation, failure to yield right of way, fees $230. Craig Larry Lehner, 39, Verndale, texting while driving, fees $140. David Allen Olson, 49, Menahga, failure to stop at sign, fees $140. Jennifer Leigh Peterson, 26, Bloomington, 51/35, adult probation (one year), fees $100. Hunter Micha Pederson-Roberts, 19, Menahga, careless driving, fees $190.
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, Oct. 8, 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.
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties is excited to announce the addition of new board member, JoAnn Thompson. Thompson is Ottertail Power Company Vice President of Asset Management Power, Management of Special Projects and Metering and Construction Services, including CAD and GIS as well as Facilities and Construction/Building Services.
St. Frederick's Catholic church in Verndale will hold their annual fall breakfast, bake and produce sale and raffle 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 7. They will be serving pancakes, French toast, ham, scrambled eggs, juice, milk and coffee in the Verndale Lions Civic Center. Freewill offerings will be accepted. The raffle drawing will be at noon, you do not need to be present to win. Everyone is welcome to attend.