Month: May 2019

Prairie Five Meals Hosting Upcoming Spring Lunch and Learn Events

Prairie Five Meals on the Go hosts a “Spring Lunch and Learn” at Lakeside Apartments on Tuesday, June 11th at 11:45am. Justin Peters, Kayla Findlay, Mel Martig, and Amy Hodenfield of Big Stone Therapies, will share exercises to help build bones and tips to stay safe at home. Prairie Five Meals will have lunch for a suggested donation rate of $4.50 for those 60 and over and an $8 cost for those under 60. Call 320-839-3304 by Monday, June 10th to reserve your meal and to RSVP for the class. Any questions? Call Linda at the Prairie Five outreach office: 320-839-2111. Prairie Five Meals on the Go hosts a “Spring Lunch and Learn” at the Graceville Senior Center on Thursday, June 13th, at 12pm. Candice Conway, of Senior Linkage Line, will give a half hour presentation. Learn how to protect yourself and to detect and report Medicare and consumer fraud, waste and abuse. Prairie Five Meals will have lunch for a suggested donation rate of $4.50 for those 60 and over and an $8 cost …

Memorial Day in the #MNbump

Our local communities will be honoring the sacrifice and service of our local veterans on Monday, May 27, 2019.   The communities in the #MNbump have had a long history of programs and parades on Memorial Day each year.   Programs that we are aware of are listed below with their starting times.   Ortonville – 9:00 AM – Program at Ortonville High School Gym    Mound Cemetery Program and Wreath at Big Stone Lake Pier Clinton – 9:45 AM – Program at CGB Elementary Gym in Clinton    9:00 AM – Meet at Memorial Building    9:15 AM – Flag Raising Ceremony at Village Square    Cemetery Ceremony following program at school    Community Pot Luck at Memorial Building following Graceville – 11:00 AM – Program at CGB High School Gym    Followed by Community Pot Luck at Community Building Beardsley – 10:30 AM – Beardsley Auditorium    Parade to City Park for Roll Call of Deceased following Eidskog Cemetery – 10:30 AM Program    Coffee and bars at 10:00 AM Bellingham – 10:30 AM at Community Center Big Stone City, SD – 10:00 …

The Work of Mercy Center Opens in Graceville

Story courtesy of The Northern Star Newspaper, Clinton, MN Work of Graceville Mercy Center  To Help Those in Need of Basics The Work of Mercy Center has been established by a group of local volunteers to help individuals and families in need of basic household items. The Mercy Center is a ministry to serve Big Stone, Traverse, Lac qui Parle and Stevens counties, as well as the surrounding area. Father Brian Oestreich, Pastor of the local Catholic churches and church members developed the idea of The Work of Mercy Center. “Our mission is to have basic items available to individuals and families in need at no cost. Some of the items we try to have available include clothing, hygiene items, shoes, dishes, pots, pans, diapers, bedding and many others,” said Katie Jensen, church member. “Everyone is welcome at The Mercy Center”, Oestreich stated. “We offer special hospitality to our guests, to care for their basic human needs and to treat them as respected people of God”. The Work of Mercy Center is located in the old school …

First Annual Ag Career Day in Big Stone County

A great first year-event, thanks to Suzanne Souza and Heidi Torgerson of Big Stone County 4-H and the Minnesota Farm Bureau (wish I would have taken a photo of Kari Casper and Kobie Morrill – great job!) along with all the support of this year’s Presenters (see logos below!) and assistance by the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ortonville Economic Development Authority! And, a huge thank to the CGB and Ortonville Schools for bringing 170 students to the event. It was the hope that the students would hear about an ag-related career today that would give the students the opportunity to return to this area after college graduations.  The presenters provided information and answered questions at their perspective booths and then also took a few minutes at the front podium at the close of the day share with the students the particular job opportunities that were available within their company.  Brian McNeill, Extension Educator at the University of Minnesota, was the main speaker and provided great information for the students to …