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Wednesday, Aug. 20

Meals on Wheels will have a volunteer appreciation picnic from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 20 at the Heartland Park picnic shelter. Please join and bring a friend.

Burgers, brats, potato salad and more will be served. The picnic is sponsored by LSS Hubbard County Senior Nutrition Advisory Council.

Kids Against Hunger will have a meal packing event from 7-9 p.m. today, Aug. 20 at Peace Lutheran Church on Highway 34 east. Donations will be accepted and doubled by matching partner Trans Canada Pipeline.

Individuals who will be 11 years old by Wednesday, Aug. 20 are invited to enroll in the Minnesota Firearm Safety course at the Environmental Education Building at the fairgrounds in Park Rapids.

The class will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22. Registration is from 5-7 p.m. Today, Aug. 20 at the fairgrounds at which time the books will be handed out for the course.

There is no maximum age limit for participants taking the course. Topics covered in the course include safe firearm handling, firearm care, hunter ethics and responsibility, wildlife management, field and range testing, along with other pertinent topics.

For more information call Russ Johnsrud at 732-8411 or Ron Norenberg at 237-9356 after 5 p.m. All students must register Aug. 20 in order to participate in the course.

Saturday, Aug. 21

The Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally returns to Detroit Lakes, Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 21 -23 for its 32nd year. This year the race is the seventh of eight stops on the national Rally America Championship season. For 2014 the rally organizers have focused on the fans and added events during the entire week fans will enjoy.

Racing starts Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon. Fans will get to see the nation’s top rally drivers competing from start to finish on a twisty closed dirt course from the comfort of their seats beginning at 7 p.m. More information can be found at

The Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally continues on Friday and Saturday with the majority of competition stages in the northern Minnesota forests with plenty of spectator viewing locations.

The event ends with the first ever Detroit Lakes street stage. This all-new section of the rally will be held on a closed section of Detroit Lakes in front of the iconic lakefront and businesses. It is the perfect opportunity to watch rally cars without going into the forest. The Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally victors will be crowned and celebrate at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion victory circle.

Saturday, Aug. 23

The Osage Lions will have a pancake feed and farmer’s market, bake and craft fair from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Osage Community Center, on Highway 48 north.

Contact Kathy at 573-3299 for table reservations.

Akeley Methodist Church’s tasty meatball and corn on the cob dinner is from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. The meal includes meatballs, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, rolls, cupcakes and ice cream.

A Vietnam veterans memorial service will be at 1 pm. Saturday, Aug. 23 on the Ponsford Prairie. The service is at Howard Maninga’s residence at 33517 Bunker Hill Road. There are signs leading the way. Bring a lawn chair. Lunch follows the program. For more information call 218-573-3825.

Selah Fest, presented by Elijah’s Echo, will be from 3 p.m. - Sunset Saturday, Aug. 23 at Park Rapids Assemblies of God Church. A day filled with activities and food will feature more than half a dozen Christian musical performers, including special guest Maynard LaVallie, and headliner Mary Burgess who is traveling the U.S. for the America on Her Knees tour. Mary has touched audiences across the country with her inspiring call for Jesus Christ and her captivating music.

Admission is free to the event aimed at musical worship and praise. Kids’ activities (face painting, sprinklers, etc.), a prayer tent and food stands will be available. Selah Fest also supports the community outreach of Elijah’s Echo (EE) which includes groups like Grief Share and Celebrate Recovery as well as providing Christian resources. The event is planned for the outdoors so please bring your own chairs, blankets and towels. The Park Rapids Assemblies of God Church is located at 208 Western Ave S. More information is available by calling EE at 775-527-3036 or the church at 732-8818.

Elijah’s Echo is a nondenominational non-profit outreach of Ministry Developers Network (ECFA accredited). EE updates are available by visiting jahs.echo. MDN information is available at www.mdncon

Sunday, Aug. 24

St. Theodore’s Catholic Church in Ponsford will have its annual spaghetti dinner and raffle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. The dinner is sponsored by the St. Theodore’s Parish Guild and a big raffle will begin after the dinner with prizes.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Park Rapids Chapter

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the environmental education building at the Hubbard County Fairgrounds. Please note the date change due to Labor Day.


Kids Against Hunger will have a meal packing event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Faithbridge Church. Donations will be accepted and doubled by matching partner Trans Canada Pipeline.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Kids Against Hunger of Park Rapids will be having a “Fun Ride/ Run/Walk” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, starting at the Nevis Muskie Park. A donation of $20 per person or $50 per family is being requested, which will include giveaways and lunch at 11:30 a.m. All donations will be matched by Trans Canada Pipeline up to $10,000.