Current Happenings

The Motley Area Food Shelf will be closed on Thursday evening, Oct. 31; and on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Instead, it will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 - 8 p.m.; and on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. - noon and 6 - 8 p.m. The regular hours for the Motley Area Food Shelf are as...
On Sept. 28 students from Central Lakes College (CLC) attended the annual Day of the Dozers charity event held in Elk River. According to Tony Frattalone, one of the event organizers, the event exceeded its goal of $55,000 and has raised $60,500 to date, which will go to support the Children’s...
‘Tracing Your Roots,’ a genealogy class led by  Steve Barthel, will be held at Staples Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This presentation will focus on how to use FamilySearch.org, highlighting Family Tree, FamilySearch Wiki, the Catalog, and more. Ancestry.com, which is a...
The Staples community and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon - 6 p.m., at the Staples Community Center. According to information from the American Red Cross: o  4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion each year.  o 43,000 pints is the amount...
October 9 ‘Game Day’ at Motley United Methodist Church Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m. All are welcome to this free event, which includes coffee and treats. Bring your favorite game. October 10 Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club Mtg Thurs., Oct. 10, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Wadena VFW. Myron Hollatz, caller. For...
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Each year, approximately one million pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of the newborn child. Lakewood Health System hosts a special ceremony to acknowledge these painful losses and provide comfort to families...
A local 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil will be held on five Tuesdays during October, from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., at the following locations: o Oct. 1 - Staples Alliance Church. For more information, call Janet Anderson, 218-839-3900. o Oct. 8 - Sacred Heart Catholic Church. For more information, call...
October 7 Retired Educators Association of MN (REAM) Mtg Monday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m., Staples City Hall. Program: Melissa Birkholtz, Staples Police Chief, ‘Senior Scams.’ October 11 The Wadena County Historical Society’s Annual Mtg Friday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Maasconi’s Char & Bar in Verndale. Free...
The 2019 Real Men Sing! and Real Men Sing, Jr!  Choral Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at Staples-Motley High School. The all-day event includes workshops and rehearsals; and concludes with a concert at 7 p.m. Open to the public, the Real Men Sing concert will be held at the high school...
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., 218-371-0573.   AA Mtgs At First Lutheran Church, Pillager:  Tuesdays, 8 p.m. For info...

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