Current Happenings

June 17 Staples All Veterans And Community Park Association Board Mtg  Wed., June 17, 5:30 p.m., at Timbers Restaurant and Event Center in Staples. It is recommended that you wear your COVID-19 mask and to meet the social distancing guidelines. Limited seating is available. The public is invited to...
A free food distribution for those in need of food or those newly struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 crisis is being held Wednesday, June 10 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Motley School west parking lot  The event is being hosted by Motley and Staples Area Food Shelves with food provided from...
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the following events/activities have been cancelled: o The Lake Shamineau Association Spring meeting, originally scheduled for May 23, has been canceled due to the coronavirus. A future 2020 meeting has not been scheduled and will be determined later this summer....
The Staples-Motley School Board will meet Monday, May 18, at 6 p.m. at the District Office. Some board members may participate by telephone or other electronic means. Items on the agenda include: •Approve Food Service Catering agreements with Pillager Charter School, Sacred Heart Area School and...
Staples Food Shelf hours The Staples Area Food Shelf is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m.; and the fourth Thursday of the month from 5 - 7 p.m. The food shelf is not open on weekends or holidays. Frank Leidenfrost, SAFS Director, asked that people “be aware of the new procedures we must...
Twins Mandy and Nicki Carter of Staples, freshmen at Staples-Motley High School, enjoyed rollerblading near their home the afternoon of April 30. The sisters said that they’ve adjusted fairly well to distance learning, but miss interacting with their friends at school. With temperatures in the high...
Due to coronavirus outbreak, call your group for updated status on meeting details. Weekly events Ongoing Events Posted Last Thursday of the Month:  AA Mtgs At Lakewood Health System Hospital Main Campus, Staples, Classroom A:  Tuesdays,  8 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 p.m.. For info., 218...
The Staples Public Library is offering pick up service for library materials.  Patrons can order items in the catalog at www.griver.org and library staff will contact them when the materials are available, and will have them waiting at the library. Pick up times for orders are scheduled for...
Iras Chapin, longtime resident of Motley, recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. She is pictured enjoying a meal at Motley United Methodist Church at an earlier time. (Submitted photo)
By Dawn Timbs Staples World reporter   What’s the secret to living a long, healthy life? “Well, I do a lot of reading and I like to do puzzles,” said longtime Motley resident Iras Chapin who celebrated her 100th birthday on April 8. In fact, she just finished reading the Louisa May Alcott classic ‘...
Trident Seafoods, Motley, recently donated $1,690 to the Motley Area Food Shelf (MAFS). Half of the donated funds came from the employees at Trident Seafoods, with Trident matching their funds. Pictured, from left, are Jim Nelson, food shelf volunteer; Julia Pride and Andrea Decker from Trident...

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