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Friday, January 19, 2018

No school for Crookston Public School students today, due to a Teacher Workshop.

Fisher American Legion has Ribeye Steak, Walleye or Shrimp Supper specials tonight.

RiverView’s Free Prevent Type 2 Diabetes classes offered by Dietitian Darcey Larsen and Health Coach Kelsey Billing will start Tuesday, January 23rd. Registration is required by Friday, January 19th. Three separate groups will meet weekly through June and then will meet twice a month July through December. Classes will be held in Crookston from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at Riverview Health. In Red Lake Falls from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Sunset Court Community Room in the Housing Authority’s main complex at 209 International Drive, and in Fertile at the Fertile Community Center at 101 South Mill Street from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. To register or if you have questions, call Larsen at 281-9589 or Billing at 281-9259.

Fisher American Legion will be open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20th for the Radi Fun Run.

Crookston Eagles has Bar Bingo starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th, followed by dinner of Stuffed Pork Chop ($11) or Walleye ($14) from 6-7:00 p.m. Take outs are available.

Registration paperwork for Spring JO and Summer JO Volleyball programs can be picked up and dropped off at either the Crookston High School or Highland School. Cost  is $150.00, and checks can be written to Crookston JO Volleyball. Please attach payment when returning paperwork, by the registration deadline of January 21st. Information is shared through Crookstonjovolleyball@gmail.com and our Crookston Volleyball Facebook account. Please forward any questions to Crookstonjovolleyball@gmail.com

Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT Fashion Flash “Fun”draiser, “Attire to Inspire,” will be Friday, January 26th at the Crookston Armory. Social hour with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be from 5-7:00 p.m., followed by a Fashion Show at 7:00 p.m. Local area businesses will be displaying their fashionable, chic merchandise and creative designs. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and are available from Montague’s Flower Shop, Erickson’s Embroidery/2nd Street Boutique, Wonderful Life Foods, Rejuv Salon & Spa, or at the Villa St. Vincent Business Office.

Gala for Girls will be Friday, February 2nd from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Crookston Armory. Tickets for the event are sold out.

Cathedral School's Annual Fundraiser "Mardi Gras 2018" will be Saturday, February 3rd. The event includes a night of games, live & silent auctions, and sit-down meal. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45, and are available by calling the school office at 281-1835.

The Crookston School Board will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, January 19th at 8:45 a.m. in the District Office Conference Room. A Closed Negotiations Committee Meeting to discuss strategies will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the same location.

Rydell National Wildlife Refuge will host a public scoping meeting to seek the public’s input on any changes they would like to see in future hunting opportunities within Rydell NWR. The open house style meeting will be held in the Visitor Center (17788 349th St. SE, Erskine) from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 22nd For any questions, call Gregg Knutsen, Refuge Manager at 218-687-2229 x 16, or gregg_knutsen@fws.gov

Staff from the Crookston Pet Clinic will conduct a program at the Crookston Library on Tuesday, January 23rd from 6-7:00 p.m. on “Pets and Parasites.” This program is geared to children and families, and will address how to protect your pet and family from parasites.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of the Red River Valley will be conducting a RSVP Presentation on all of their programs, answer any questions, as well as enroll any Senior 55 years of age or older who would love to make a difference in their community by sharing their time and talents as a RSVP Volunteer, on from 1-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 24th  at the East Grand Forks Senior Center at 538 Rhinehart Drive SE. They are looking for handymen and women in the community of East Grand Forks  to volunteer as a RSVP handyman volunteer to conduct simple fixes around the home of a senior living independently.

Burger Night Special at the Fisher American Legion on Wednesday, January 24th is a Reuben Sandwich for $7.25

You are invited to a pancake breakfast on January 28th to support Cathedral School!  Breakfast will kick off Catholic Schools week and will be held in the Cathedral dining room from 9-11:30AM. Free will offering. All are invited and welcome!

Crookston Blood Drive, sponsored by the Noon Day Lions, will be held on Monday, January 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and Tuesday, January 30th from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. For an appointment contact Chuck @ 281-6848, or go to www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: crookston

On Monday, January 29th from 6:30-7:30 p.m., former Crookston elementary school teacher, Connie Hannesson will present ‘The Path to Auschwitz’ at the Crookston Library. Her program examines the pre-war years and events taking place that would lead to the extermination of 6 million people across Europe.

Evangelical Covenant Church of Crookston is having a Pie Auction on January 31st from 6:00 to 7:30 at Highland Elementary School to help defray the expenses for a trip for 15 students who be traveling to the CHIC (Covenant High In Christ) in Knoxville, TN. on July 15-20, 2018. 30 fresh made ‘Don’s Famous Pies,” made by Don Rasicot and friends, will be auctioned along with other treats and goods donated by community members. Admission is one unexpired canned good per person or a $1 donation which will be given to the North Country Food Bank. Free bowl of chili to all who come to support the students.

Fisher American Legion’s Burger Night Special on Wednesday, January 31st is Chicken Wings with Coleslaw for $6.00

The Crookston Eagles Super Sunday Smear Tournament will be Sunday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $20 per team and $1 a set per team. Payout for top 3 places, 100 percent payout. Burger baskets available at noon, drink specials all day. Call 281-3881 to get signed up.

Marc Wagner has donated the use of a trailer that has been placed by Service Pro and the Napa Crookston Welding Rental Equipment lot, to collect aluminum cans to help raise funds for the Highland Elementary School.  Please help out this worthy cause and drop your cans off at any time.

Please note: Altru in Fertile will now be closed on Mondays instead of on Wednesdays.

The new Polk County Sheriff’s Office East Sub-Station is located at 223 N. Omland Ave. Suite A, in Fosston. Contact phone number for Polk County Dispatch will still be 218-435-6611. This office will be utilized by Patrol, Investigations and Administration throughout the day and night. The Fosston contract Deputies will still be working their day shifts out of the Fosston City Hall Sheriff’s Office. There is a phone in the front lobby at the new office to call directly to Polk County Dispatch. If you have an emergency, call 911.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will now be utilizing an auto-attendant system to direct incoming non-emergency calls. The auto-attendant will be used Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. only. Incoming calls to the Sheriff’s Office after 4:30 p.m., on weekends and holidays, will go directly to dispatch. When you dial 218-281-0431 you will hear a menu of three options to pick from. Your call will be forwarded based on the option you select. Should you encounter any problems with your daytime calls into the Sheriff’s Office, please do not hesitate to contact Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman or Chief Deputy Jim Tadman.

Children and their caregivers can enjoy Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Library. Explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and/or a craft. Childcare providers and other groups are asked to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies.

Crookston Adult Basic Education classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to Noon, and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Stop in at the classroom at 2015 Sahlstrom Drive (in the DEED office next to the former Cherry Berry restaurant) or call today (218-277-7334) to get started.

Baby Bounce is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Crookston Public Library. The program is geared for children through age two.

Parents of pre-kindergarten children, including infants, are invited to join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a new program encouraging parents to read to their children 1,000 times before they enter kindergarten. To participate: visit a LARL library location to sign up for the program, pick up reading logs and a book bag, begin reading!, when you complete a log, bring it to the library for a sticker, and when you’ve read all 1,000 books, visit the library to celebrate completing the program. The program runs about a half hour followed by playtime and chatting with other caregivers. To learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, call 281-4522.

RSVP of the RRV is offering 31 volunteer-led exercise classes for seniors to improve balance and strength, remain independent and have more energy. The classes will be held for one hour twice a week. Call RSVP at 281-8289 for more information.

Altru Clinic in Crookston now offers a walk-in clinic and early morning hours, Monday through Friday beginning at 7 a.m. No appointments necessary. The walk-in clinic and early morning hours will provide care for minor illnesses and injury such as flu, strep throat, sprains, strains, seasonal allergies, and more. Patients of all ages can now conveniently walk-in beginning at 7 a.m. to receive the care they need, close to home. Patients can still call for an appointment during daytime hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 218.281.9100 or visit altru.org/crookston.

 

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