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Coming Events Dec. 31-Jan. 5

Thursday, Dec. 31

-Two comedians, Jeff Bergs and Elle K., will visit the area

to kiss 2009 goodbye with some laughs during a New Year's Eve bash that will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 at Blueberry Pines Golf Club.

Saturday, Jan. 2

-The next Ruby's Pantry Food distribution will be held Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Assumption of our Lady Catholic Church in Menahga. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with food distribution following at 10:30 a.m. The cost is a $15 donation per share. Bring baskets and boxes for the food. Volunteers are also needed. For more information, call Karol or Dave at 564-4501.

Monday, Jan. 4

-The Park Rapids Elementary Wrestling Program begins Monday, Jan. 4. Kindergartners through second graders will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Century School and grades 3-4 will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Park Rapids Area High School. The cost is $20 to be paid the first night. A consent form will need to be completed before children can participate. For questions or additional information, call Sherry Safratowich at 732-8026 or Kari Smith at 732-8623.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

-A program on the 2010 Census will be presented by Cynthia P. Madigan, Partnership Specialist, US Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Park Rapids Area Library. The program is sponsored by the Park Rapids League of Women Voters and the public is invited to attend.