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Soccer registration slated May 6 at elementary school

Headwaters Youth Soccer Association registration will be held Tuesday, May 6, from 3:15 to 6 p.m. at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School.

The recreational soccer league will be open to all children from the Conover and Land O’ Lakes area entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Home-schooled children also are welcome.

The soccer season will run from the first week of August through the first week of October.

There will be some used equipment available at

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:22 PM
Flag donation
Recently the VFW Post #8400 in Land O' Lakes donated 35 new American flags to town Chairman Dan Balog (right) from Bob Wuytack (left) to replace worn flags that are displayed along Highway B through downtown Land O' Lakes.                                                    —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:20 PM
Book club
Northern Footnotes Book Club members Lois Bates (right) and Chris Ebert (left) re-enacted the roles of British post-World War I investigator Maisie Dobbs and her wealthy sponsor, Lady Compton, from the book “Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winespear at a gathering of the club at the Land O’ Lakes Public Library April 8. Bates led a discussion on the expanding role of women at the beginning of the 20th century, and the historical and personal devastation wrought by World War I. The meeting also included discussion and high tea featuring homemade scones and a variety of teas served in china cups brought for the occasion by group member Cora Claypool. The next meeting of the book group will be Tuesday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at the Forest Lake Country Store in Land O’ Lakes. The book “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn will be discussed.                                                                            —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:38 PM
Rug hooking workshop arranged Monday, May 5

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will offer a rug hooking workshop Monday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at LOLA Center for the Arts.

Artists from the Black Oak Lake Rug Hookers will teach students basic beginning techniques to create their own designs in wool.

Cost for adults will be $75 and includes all materials

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Blood drive planned April 29

Land O’ Lakes VFW Auxiliary will hold a Community Blood Drive Tuesday, April 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fire Barn, located at 4773 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.

“It is wonderful to see a local organization hosting a community blood drive,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.

“By encouraging blood donation in this way, the VFW Auxiliary is making a conscious choice to give back to our community. We certainly appreciate their support in ensuring an ample blood supply for local hospitals,” added Hadsell.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Community meal slated April 22

The Land O’ Lakes Community Meal will be held at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School Tuesday, April 22. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost but a free-will offering will be taken.

“The purpose of the Land O’ Lakes Community Meal is simple — to share the love of Jesus by providing members of our community with a generous meal served with the same respect we would give any honored guest in our own homes,” said a community meal organizer.

Land O’ Lakes Elementary School is located at 6485 Town Hall Road.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:36 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM )
Dr. Holinej joins NorthStar

The NorthStar Health System in Crystal Falls, Mich., announced the hiring of Dr. Sharisse Holinej.

Holinej provides care to children and adults, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. She also has a special interest in sports medicine and women’s health.

Holinej earned her medical degree from Saint James School of Medicine in Bo­naire, Netherland Antilles, and completed her residency training at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

She is a member

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:36 PM
Blood drive set April 22

A Conover Lions Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Conover Community Center on Highway K.

“If you haven’t donated blood in the past eight weeks, we’d love to see you on April 22 at the Conover Lions blood drive,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.

“Every day, patients in local hospitals like Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital re­ceive lifesaving blood transfusions. This blood comes from people who do­nate with the Communi­ty Blood Center,” added Hadsell.

Advance donation ap­point­ments are recommended,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:36 PM
Reading day
Students at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School and SOAR Charter School participated in Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day as part of School Library Month. Teachers and students dropped what they were doing, got comfortable and read for 30 minutes. DEAR Day is held in honor of author Beverly Cleary’s birthday on April 12. In her book, “Ramona Quimby, age 8,” the character of Ramona participates in DEAR Day. Above, first-grader Olivia Payne, enjoys a good book during DEAR Day.           —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:34 PM
Sno-Buddies raise $620

The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club held its corned beef and cabbage dinner fundraiser at Club 45 Sports Bar and Grill in Conover March 17. The amount raised at the event was $620.

According to Club 45 owner Dave Payne, “Despite the bad weather that night, 62 people attended the dinner. We are happy to donate $620 to the snowmobile club, and thank all of the people that attended.”

This was the final fundraising event of the season for the club.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:27 PM

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