Community News from Fri. June 20 to Thurs. June 26, 2014

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The Big Lake Public Library is offering the following programs at 790 Minnesota Ave., Big Lake:
For more information about library programs and activities, contact the Big Lake Public Library at 263-6445.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programs and information services.
Big Lake Public Library • Hours: Monday 2-7, Tuesday 10-1, Wednesday 2-6, Thursday 2-6, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-1.
Mark your Calendars for ArtSoup - Sat, June 28 10 to 6pm in Downtown Elk River.  
It's our 10th Anniversary & we are expecting a huge crowd for this regional, community festival!  
We are looking for Vendors, Artists, Sponsors, Food Vendors, & Attendees!   
For more info & registration go towww.elkriverart.org & "like" our "Artsoup" Facebook page for up-to-date info.  
Summer Recharge/ Refresh:
Weds., Now through Aug. 27 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
A video clip, the word of God, fellowship and ice cream! What could be better?
Theme: What is Faith and How Do I Get?
Saron Lutheran Church, 311 Lake St., Big Lake.
Summer Butterfly Tour
Sat. July 5 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet your guide at the Oak Savanna Trail, beginning of the Prairie’s Edge Wildlife Drive on CR 5.
Great River Spine & Sport Blood Drive, American Red Cross Bus 1260 State Hwy 25, Monticello, Mon. July 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For an appointment please visit www.redcrossblood.org and search sponsor keywood: Great River, call 1-800-RED Cross or Maggie @ 763-260-8401.

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Kathleen R. Huber

DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)

CENTRACARE HEALTH MONTICELLO HOSPITAL provides top-quality health care for the community. St. Cloud Hospital, run by CentraCare Health, was recently named the third best medical facility in the state, second only to the Mayo Clinic and Abbot Northwestern. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CHUCK MAURER, 54, of Becker was killed in a car crash Tuesday and his 10 year old daughter, Casey, was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center after his mini-van was t-boned by a pickup truck driven by four teenagers from Little Falls. (Submitted photo courtesy of the Maurer family.)
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