Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crookston Parent and Teacher conferences are 8:00 am to 11:00 am, noon to 4:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Conference are first come first serve basis. Please enter through CHS door #1 on the west side of the building. No school today or tomorrow.

Climax Food Shelf open in the back of the library 3:00  to 5:00 this afternoon.

AARP Drivers Safety Program Defensive Driving 4 hour Refresher class is noon to 4:00 p.m. today at the Golden Link. To register, call 218-1748.

Bar Bingo is 7:00 tonight at the Crookston Eagles.

Pax Christi Northwest Minnesota presents the DVD, “Philomena,” at Mount St. Benedict 6:30 p.m. tonight.  All are welcome.  Refreshments available.

First practice for the 5th & 6th Grade Basketball is 7:45 p.m. tonight at Highland gym.

4th Annual Girl’s Night Out is 4:30-9:00 Friday at the Climax Community Center. Free admission. Vendor, art & craft show, free Hors d’oeuvres. Karaoke to follow at the Corner Bar. Profits go to the Climax Fire Department.

Crookston Blue Line Club’s Hockey Fun Night is 5:00 to midnight Friday. Social at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, meeting at 7:00, raffles and auction at 7:30, Karaoke Kings entertainment 8:00 to midnight. Advanced raffle tickets can be purchased at Erickson Embroidery and BLC office at CSC.

Kids Halloween party at the A.E.L.C. Nature Center in Fertile is 3:00 to 5:00 Saturday. Event is free with canned good donation. Come in costume, trick or treat, make crafts, decorate cookies and learn about creatures of the night.

Haunted Trail is open Friday and Saturday night from 7:00 to midnight at the Nature Center Trails 1 mile west of Fertile. $5 per person, $15 per family, max of five people.

The family of Nick and Denise Nicholas are hosting a 40th Wedding Anniversary Party Saturday at the Crookston Inn. Social at 7:00, program at 8:00, dance at 8:45. Everyone’s welcome, no gifts please.

Hoops on Halloween 3 on 3 basketball tournament, sponsored by the Crookston Lions for boys and girls 3rd thru 9th grades is  Saturday at Crookston High School.  Check in at 7:15 a.m., starts at 8 a.m. 

Cathedral Harvest Festival and Dinner is 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday at Mount Saint Benedict Marian Hall. Take-outs available. Famous Knights of Columbus Fish Fry or baked ham, potatoes, vegetables, pies and crisps. Children activities, Country Store, candy booth, Bingo, Silent Auction and more. Call 281-1735 for more details.

27th Annual Crookston Community Halloween Party is 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday at the Crookston National Guard Armory. Trick and treaters fourth grade and younger accompanied by a responsible adult are invited to attend and encouraged to wear a costume.  Please bring a canned food item to help kick off the Crookston High School LEO Club’s annual food drive.

Altru Clinic flu shot clinic is 8:30 to 4:30 Monday.  Patients under the age of 9 need to call the clinic at 281-9100 to make an appointment for a flu shot.

The choirs of Crookston, East Grand Forks, and Sacred Heart High School will join for an evening of songs 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart High School gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30.  $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Sign up for Crookston Community Education classes.   “Create a Healthy Home with Essential Oils” Monday October 27th,  “Autumn Birch Watercolor” - October 28th, ”Yoga Classes” start  November 1st. Youth Beginners Spanish Class for grades 4-6  November 4th.  Jewelry Making-- November 10th,  Art Journaling with a Gelatin Plate November 17th.  Pickled Sunday Football Munchies-November 18th, and Gus and Don’s Pie Classes--November 20th or 21st. Men’s basketball is Wednesday nights. For more info, go to or call 281-5078.

Highland’s Spooktacular Bingo night is  6:00 Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30. BBQ’s, pop, water, cookies and popcorn will be for sale.City of Crookston’s Fall Clean-up Week is October 27th through the 31st.

RiverView’s Health’s Free Noon Luncheon “Nutrition and Diabetes”  with dietician Darcey Larsen is Thursday, October 30th  in RiverView’s meeting room one. Bag lunch for $3 is available. Register by calling 281-9745.

RiverView Health’s  influenza immunization clinics are October 29 and November 12 from 5-7 p.m.  No appointments will be taken, patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. Patient's insurance will be billed for the vaccination, so please be prepared to share your insurance information. For more information or questions, call RiverView Clinic at 281-9595.

KROX Turkey shoot starts on Monday, November 3rd.   Now is the time to send in your entry with your name, address and a phone number where you can be reached during the day. Mail postcard to KROX Turkey shoot,  Box 620, Crookston, Mn. 56716 e-mail at or fax at 281-5036 or drop the card at the office.

Crookston Chamber is looking for old and unused wicker baskets to be used for fundraising projects.  Drop them off at the chamber.

Coaches are needed for youth hockey teams. Contact Josh Hardy at 218-206-4968 or josh

RiverView Rehab Services “A Matter of Balance’’ classes are held each Monday and Wednesday, October 27th through  November 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in RiverView Meeting Room 4. Class is free but class size is limited, register today by calling 281-9463.

RiverView Auxiliary Mitten Drive  is going on now through November 10th. The mitten tree is in the front lobby of RiverView Health  and the public is invited to decorate the tree with mittens, gloves or hats. No scarves.  Items will be distributed to area schools for children who need them.

Crookston VFW Post and Auxiliary is promoting the Voice of Democracy audio essay contest in area schools for students in grades nine to 12 and home schooled students.  Contestants write and record an essay on the theme “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s history and Future.”  Deadline is October 31.  Contact the Crookston VFW Club, Twyla Altepeter at 945-6120 or 281-6582 in the evenings, Jamie at 281-2047 or Pam at 281-5546 for more information.

Crookston VFW and Auxiliary is promoting Patriot’s Pen Essay contest for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills while they compete for awards.  Students must write a 300-400 word essay on the theme of  “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.”  All essays should be typed.  For details contact Twylla at 945-6120 or 281-6582 in the evening, Jamie at 281-2047 or Pam at 281-5546.

Polk County Public Health has flu vaccine available for children ages 2 -18 through the Minnesota Vaccine for Children program who are uninsured or underinsured. Privately purchased vaccine is also available for children who do not qualify for the MnVFC program and those 19 years and older at a cost of $25 per dose. For those on a MN Health Care Plan, please bring your insurance care with you. Flu vaccine clinics are on the regular service days every Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:30 in the Crookston office. East Grand Forks on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 and McIntosh on the  third Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  In East Grand Forks and McIntosh call ahead to have vaccine available. Call 281-3385 with any questions.

Many scholarships are available at Crookston High School or from Margee Keller. Scholarships include,  American Legion Auxiliary--deadline March 10, 2015. Department of Minnesota--deadline March 5.  Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship, Scholarship for non-traditional student, Spirit of Youth scholarship, and Children of Warriors National Presidents scholarship-- all with deadlines of March 1st.  These are being offered through the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary.  For more information call Margee Keller at 218-349-4566.

Red Lake County Churches are celebrating Thanksgiving with serving sites at St. Joseph in Red Lake Falls, St. Joseph in Brooks and St. Francis Xavier in Oklee on November 27 serving from 11  to 1. RSVP by November 21 by calling 218-253-2188.  All meals are free and delivery is possible.


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