DL News Staff
The crowning of Miss Vergas 2006 will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10. All young woman ages 17-21 are encouraged to run in the three-phase competition and vie for hundreds of dollars in educational scholarships. The eligibility criteria includes candidates must be 17 years old by Sept. 1 and have not reached 21 by that same date. All contestants must be a legal resident of the Frazee-Vergas, Perham-Dent, Pelican Rapids or Detroit Lakes school districts or have close personal ties with the community of Vergas. Princess Altona 2005, Alex Gunderson, will crown her successor on Friday, Aug.
50 Years ago May 25, 1956 -- Detroit Lakes High School's two-man regional track squad -- Lynn Winter and Bob Moe -- picked off 16.5 points to finish second in the Region Six track and field meet. Robert Piche, 15, Detroit Lakes, was among the minor accident patients treated at St. Mary's hospital. He sustained a cut on one of his hands when he fell from a tree. The condition of George Jacobson, 79, Lake Park, struck by a car Friday night, was reported on Thursday as "poorly" at St. Mary's Hospital where he is a patient.
Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . SOHR group Sexual Orientation & Human Rights is committed to supporting people concerned with sexual orientation, human rights and gender issues, and to provide education related to these issues to the broader community. It meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-800-0350 ext. 524.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . Thursday, May 25 Jail and bail Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes hosts a Jail and Bail event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the club's handicapped accessible playground.
Nonprofit grantseekers in west central Minnesota have the opportunity to access the state's leading grantseeking expertise when the Minnesota Council on Foundations "Grantseeking for Beginners" seminar comes to the region. The daylong program is co-sponsored and hosted by the West Central Initiative. The Minnesota Council on Foundations, a membership organization that works actively to strengthen and expand philanthropy, presents these interactive, hands-on seminars. "Grantseeking for Beginners" teaches skills for developing successful grant proposals.
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center The Lakes Crisis and Resource Center strives to be a leader in promoting safety, peace and hope by addressing the personal and systematic issues that allow violence and oppression to occur within our community. LCRC is looking for dedicated individuals who are willing to give their time and talents to assist us in achieving this goal. Volunteers are needed for crisis line facilitation, clerical/administrative support, cleaning, childcare, special events support, Positive Connections Parenting Time Center, and fundraising.
The Lakes Area Farmers' Market offers producers the opportunity to start small and grow right in their backyard. Now in its ninth season, the market membership has grown to include a wide variety of vendors selling everything from tomatoes and pork chops to doughnuts and flowers. Market co-president Ryan Pesch said new vendors are invited to join the membership. "We especially need vendors of bedding plants and poultry to expand our market selection," said Pesch. The market in Detroit Lakes City Park by the Pavilion is open 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
This has been a tantalizing week with the weather -- just a teaser of sunshine and warmth, then back into the gloom and cold wind. The same has been true of migrants -- one day a few turn up, the next they are gone and there is nothing new. Only the vegetation seems to say spring is here. A Eurasian wigeon was discovered in northern Beltrami County May 17 by Jerry Bonkoski and Bob Janssen on Rice Paddy Road off CR 40.
Nothing since the defunct soil bank program of 30 years ago has any habitat endeavor been successful as the federal Conservation Reserve Program. It will be a part of the 2007 Farm Program, but its status in that legislation is in serious doubt. There are strong forces at work seeking to diminish funding for paying landowners to enroll their tracts. Another factor is the very high cost of oil. The manufacture of ethanol from corn -- for use in our cars -- is yet another reason to grow the row crop on acres that might otherwise remain in CRP.