By Jaime Jensen Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease.
By Lou Schultz SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE Are we experiencing global warming or global weirding? There is some debate on the former but certainly not on the latter. We have seen extreme heat, cold, fires, floods, tornados, earthquakes, drought, and heavy rains. One unusual dichotomy is there seems to be an increase in typhoons in the Pacific but not an increase in the hurricanes in the Atlantic. Hmm.
n Change in name, logo part of unified national branding effort by Catholic Health Initiatives St. Joseph’s Area Health Services has a new name and logo. It’s now called CHI...
Winners of the winter/spring Park Rapids Downtown Business Association photo contest are Jennifer Bateman and Christine Rausch of Park Rapids and Holly Firehammer of Deep Haven.
The annual Lakes to Pines Triathlon is Saturday, June 14 in Park Rapids. As a fundraiser for the Park Rapids Swimming & Diving programs, participation benefits more than 100 kids annually. The 500 yard swim is held in the Park Rapids Area Pool and the 14.7 mile bike ride and 5K run will depart from the High School and finish on the High School track. Participants ages 13 and up can compete as an individual or on a two or three person team.
The Osage Lions will be hosting “White Cane Day” along with “Recycle for Sight” Friday, June 13, at select locations around Park Rapids and Osage. This is the 19th year the Lions have raised funds. Money donated to the White Cane projects go directly to the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Macular Degeneration Center and Children’s Eye clinic. The miniature white cane is a symbol of the white cane that makes blind people more mobile. The Lions are collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids.
Wednesday, June 4 The Sons of Norway will meet today, June 4 at Calvary Lutheran Church. The board meeting is at 6 p.m. with a business meeting and program at 7 p.m. Dr. William J. Craft, President of Concordia College, Moorhead, will talk about the history of Concordia and how our Scandinavian ancestors founded a school in our “backyard.” The public is invited and welcome to attend. Servers: Tony and Dorothy Platz, Lloyd and Carol Schrum, Rod and Joyce Stave.
Little Sand Lake All residents of Little Sand Lake are invited to coffee at Dar and Wayne Swanson’s home, 23142 County 7, at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday), June 4. Emma, Stocking, Bottle The Emma, Stocking and Bottle Lakes Association is having its welcome back to the season gathering at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at the Bill and Cathy Jones home at 26490 Indigo Drive. Bring an appetizer to share and a chair.
Wednesday, June 4 TOPS 1220: 9 a.m. weigh-in, 9:30 a.m. meeting at the Hubbard Community Center. St. Joseph’s Community Health foot care clinic: 8:15-11:30 a.m., River Heights Apartments, 500 Riverside Ave., Park Rapids. Call 218-237-5478 for an appointment. Park Rapids Area Library: Open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Headwaters Ladies Bridge: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Citizens National Bank, lower level. Call Ruth Ann at 732-7427 or Faye at 732-5315 for a reservation. Noon meal: 11:30 a.m. at the Nevis Senior Center. AA: noon at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Motorists on Highway 64 between Akeley and Highway 200 in the Laporte area will experience daytime lane closures when a shoulder widening and paving project begins Monday, June 9, weather permitting. The 15-mile project will include new paved shoulder and aggregate shoulder along the route. Flaggers and pilot cars will be present, with some delays to be expected. Anderson Brothers of Brainerd is the contractor for the project.