LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
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Posted on 11-20-2012
ROSEAU’S EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH IS COORDINATING A VOLUNTEER EFFORT BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S TO HELP WITH RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE SANDY ON THE EAST COAST. DAWN KOFSTAD SAYS THEY’RE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS (WHO MUST BE AT LEAST FOURTEEN YEARS OLD) FOR A VARIETY OF JOBS.

THE VOLUNTEER TRIP WOULD BE FROM DECEMBER 26TH THROUGH JANUARY FIRST.




WHILE NATIONAL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS ARE TALKING ABOUT THE ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ THE UNITED STATES IS HEADED FOR, A NEW FARM BILL REMAINS UNFINISHED. THE U.S. SENATE HAS APPROVED, BUT THE U.S. HOUSE HASN’T TAKEN A VOTE ON THE BILL CHUCK HASSEBROOK, WITH THE CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRS, SAYS RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN THE BILL ARE VITAL FOR FUTURE PROSPERITY.

MOST OF THE FARM BILL (ABOUT 80%) IS NUTRITION PROGRAMS WHICH SOME CONGRESSMEN OPPOSE.




WINTER SWIMMING LESSONS START DECEMBER 17TH AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL POOL. EIGHT DAYS OF LESSONS GO THROUGH THE 3RD OF JANUARY, AND MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION ARE AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL WEBSITE.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE REMINDS THAT THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR A HOMESTEAD CLASSIFICATION IS DECEMBER 15TH. AN AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY OWNER CAN GET THE HOMESTEAD CLASSIFICATION IF THAT OWNER OR A QUALIFYING RELATIVE IS ACTIVELY FARMING THE PROPERTY, AND OTHER CONDITIONS ARE MET.




A ‘WIC’ CLINIC IS TODAY IN KARLSTAD; TODAY AND TOMORROW AT LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER IN ROSEAU; AND TOMORROW IN GRYGLA.




FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GREGG THOMPSON OF ROSEAU ARE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT THREE AT FIRST UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS THIS EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. GREGG THOMPSON WAS 57.




FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARIE LOCKHART WAMMER OF BADGER ARE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS TWO HOURS PRIOR. MARIE WAMMER WAS 75.




A FOURTH HANDEL’S MESSIAH SING-ALONG IS DECEMBER 2ND (6 PM) AT THE WARROAD HIGH SCHOOL MINITHEATRE. ALL ARE WELCOME, AND POTLUCK HOLIDAY TREATS AND CIDER WILL BE SERVED AFTER THE PROGRAM.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY MUSEUM IS LOOKING FOR ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES, LIGHTS AND ORNAMENTS IN USEABLE CONDITION AND A MEETING IS SCHEDULED MONDAY AFTERNOON (1 PM) TO START THE CHRISTMAS DECORATING PROCESS.




A ROSEAU BLOOD DRIVE IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH AND THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER. TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL DIANE AT 463-2202.




THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, LAST WEEK, APPROVED A THREE YEAR CONTRACT WITH ITS PROGRAM SUPERVISORS; THEY’LL GET A FOUR PERCENT INCREASE IN SALARY AND BENEFITS OVER THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT. THE SCHOOL’S CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES GET FIVE AND A HALF PERCENT OVER TWO YEARS.

ROSEAU SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTERS APPROVED A ONE-DAY BOND FOR A NINTH STRAIGHT YEAR; ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS OF THE DISTRICTS SEEKING OPERATING LEVIES GOT VOTER APPROVAL ACROSS THE STATE.