Monday, October 20, 2014

Crookston Lions meet at noon today at the Crookston American Legion. Bar Bingo at 7 tonight at the Crookston American Legion.

Crookston Park Board meets at 4:15 today at city hall.

No 5th & 6th Boys Basketball tonight.

Catholic Daughters meet on today at St. Mary’s in Euclid. Light meal at 5:30 with meeting to follow. If you need a ride contact Jean LaJesse at 281-6706.

Celiac Support group on today in meeting room 2 at Riverview at 5:30. Dietician Darcey Larsen is the guest speaker.

Crookston American Legion special board meeting is today at 5:30.

Burger Night at the Crookston Eagles tonight from 5:30 to 7.

AA, meeting tonight at 7 at the Care and Share Center

Sons of Norway meet on today at 7 at the Golden Link. Alvern WEntzel is the guest speaker on her trip to the homes of her relatives in Norway. Lunch is served.

Moonlight Madness in Crookston this evening starting at 6:31.

Winter sport Parent Athlete Coaches meeting is 7:00 today at the CHS auditorium. This is for all parents/athletes even if you participated in an activity during the fall season. In an attempt to avoid long lines after the meeting the window at the CHS office will be open beginning at 6:30 to collect paperwork and fees and issue clearance cards.

If your athlete did not play in a fall sport please come at 6:30 to take care of paperwork.

Senior Club meets on Tuesday at 1 at the Golden Link. Guest speaker is Miss Crookston Madison Crane with her talent and talk. Light lunch.

Sign up for Crookston Community Education classes. “Arm Knitting” October 20th and November 3rd, “Paper, Paper, Paper” October 23rd, “Create a Healthy Home with Essential Oils” Monday October 27th, “Autumn Birch Watercolor” - October 28th, ”Yoga Classes” start November 1st. Youth Beginners Spanish Class for grades 4-6 November 4th. Jewelry Making classes start November 10th, Art Journaling with a Gelatin Plate November 17th. Pickled Sunday Football Munchies-November 18th, and Gus and Don’s Pie Classes are November 20th or 21st. Men’s basketball is Wednesday nights. For more info, go to or call 281-5078.

Community Conversation about Mental Illness will be on Tuesday, October 21 from 6 to 8 at the Sargeant Student Center Prairie Room at UMC. For information call 651-645-2948. All are welcome.

Pizza Ranch in Grand Forks fundraiser for the City of Joy in Rwanda for Todd and Andria Ellingson is October 22. 20 percent of the bill will go to the City of Joy. Coupons are available at the door.

4th Annual Girl's Night Out to be held on Friday, October 24th from 4:30-9:00 at the Climax Community Center. It is a vendor, art & craft show with free admission, free Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available for purchase. It is a fun night of friends, shopping, food and drinks.  Karaoke to follow at the Corner Bar. Profits from the night go to the Climax Fire Department.

The Crookston Blue Line Club’s Hockey Fun Night is 5:00 to midnight, Friday October 24th. Buy your tickets now by calling Valerie Rauner at 470-0423. Cost is $20 and must be purchased by October 17th. Social at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, meeting at 7:00, raffles and auction start at 7:30, Karaoke Kings entertainment 8:00 to midnight. Advanced raffle tickets can be purchased at Erickson Embroidery and BLC office at CSC.

Haunted Trail is open Friday and Saturday nights through October 25th from 7:00 to midnight at the Nature Center Trails 1 mile west of Fertile. $5 per person, $15 per family, max of five people.

The family of Nick and Denise Nicholas are hosting a 40th Wedding Anniversary Party Saturday, October 25th at the Crookston Inn. Social at 7:00, program at 8:00, dance at 8:45. Everyone’s welcome, no gifts please.

Coaches are needed for youth hockey teams. Contact Josh Hardy at 218-206-4968 or josh

 Hoops on Halloween 3 on 3 basketball tournament is Saturday, October 25 sponsored by the Crookston Lions for boys and girls 3rd to 9th grades at Crookston High School. Check in at 7:15 a.m. and start at 8 a.m. Registration deadline is October 22 at For more information contact Garrett Borowicz at 218-521-0936.

The 27th Annual Crookston Community Halloween Party is 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, October 26th at the Crookston National Guard Armory. Trick and treaters fourth grade and younger accompanied by a responsible adult are invited to attend and encouraged to wear a costume. Please bring a canned food item to help kick off the Crookston High School LEO Club’s annual food drive.

City of Crookston’s Fall Clean-up Week is October 27th through the 31st.

RiverView Rehab Services “A Matter of Balance’’ classes are held each Monday and Wednesday, October 27th through November 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in RiverView Meeting Room 4. Class is free but class size is limited, register today by calling 281-9463.

Crookston VFW Post and Auxiliary is promoting the Voice of Democracy audio essay contest in area schools for students in grades nine to 12 and home schooled students. Contestants write and record an essay on the theme “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s history and Future.” Deadline is October 31. Contact the Crookston VFW Club, Twyla Altepeter at 945-6120 or 281-6582 in the evenings, Jamie at 281-2047 or Pam at 281-5546 for more information.

Crookston VFW and Auxiliary is promoting Patriot’s Pen Essay contest for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills while they compete for awards. Students must write a 300-400 word essay on the theme of “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.” All essays should be typed. For details contact Twylla at 945-6120 or 281-6582 in the evening, Jamie at 281-2047 or Pam at 281-5546.

Polk County Public Health has flu vaccine available for children ages 2 -18 through the Minnesota Vaccine for Children program who are uninsured or underinsured. Privately purchased vaccine is also available for children who do not qualify for the MnVFC program and those 19 years and older at a cost of $25 per dose. For those on a MN Health Care Plan, please bring your insurance care with you. Flu vaccine clinics are on the regular service days every Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:30 in the Crookston office. East Grand Forks on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 and McIntosh on the third Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 am. In East Grand Forks and McIntosh call ahead to have vaccine available. Call 281-3385 with any questions.

RiverView Auxiliary is hosting a mitten drive with a mitten tree in the front lobby of RiverView Health now through November 10. The public is invited to decorate the tree with mittens, gloves or hats. No scarves. The items will be distributed to area schools for children who need them,


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