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by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer email@example.com The Hastings Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its largest fundraiser of the year, its Grande Garage Sale, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the First Presbyterian church, 602 Vermillion St. The proceeds of this sale go toward a $2,000 scholarship, which is awarded annually to the highest ranking female graduate of Hastings High School.
This week’s Caregiver’s Corner featured writing comes from www.liftcaregiving.com and covers bone and joint help: When a loved one is fighting bone or joint problems, information about the condition will help you and your loved one know what to expect, which can help relieve some anxiety. The good news is that there are places to turn for more information. Here are some options: • Arthritis Foundation (800) 283—7800. Read information on the various types of arthritis, find out what you can do to reduce flare-ups and learn about prevention.
Organist Charles Bonow will present his festival worship service concert, “Our Life In Christ,” at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept.
Jazz musician, trumpeter, pianist, teacher and composer Jon Pemberton will conclude this year’s Jazz in the Vineyard series;. He will perform in concert from 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Alexis Bailly Winery. Pemberton began his musical studies with piano lessons at age 6. Guitar lessons followed at age 10, and trumpet studies began at age 11. In these early years, he also sang and acted in local college productions.
The YMCA of Hastings, in collaboration with Allina Medical Clinic, will hold a Balance Program for Preteens and Teens beginning Monday, Sept. 16, and continuing for six weeks. The program is specifically geared to preteens and teens to learn about finding “balance,” making lifestyle changes through fun, interactive learning and activities. The program is for individuals 11 to 15. Parents are also encouraged to attend the presentations and activities. The classes will be held at 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 24.
The Hastings Area YMCA is helping people with a higher risk for the disease to prevent diabetes. Two new groups will be available this fall. The first will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 30, at Tilden Community Center, 310 River St. The second group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Oct. 14, at Regina Medical Center.
There will be a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 400 W. Ninth St. on Monday, Sept. 9. The drive continues from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. For an appointment, call 651-248-1173.
Bob DeMarco at Alzheimer’s Reading Room (www .alzheimersreadingroom.com) recently wrote a great post about how Alzheimer’s caregivers are different. Here is what he wrote: “Alzheimer’s caregivers are different. We are. “Alzheimer’s caregivers change. We change as we come to understand the importance of our mission. We grow emotionally, and we evolve. I believe Alzheimer’s caregivers receive a call. The reason behind the call is often elusive, hard to understand, and difficult to discover. “Why me? Why Alzheimer’s? “Regardless, the majority of us answer the call. We are the one.
by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org When it comes to their Christian faith, Dan and Barb Massman are living it every day. That includes their workplace. They are the owners/managers of Hastings radio station 1460 AM KDWA. Last week, the St. Paul Minneapolis Archdiocese honored the Massmans (along with nine other businesses/organizations) within the Archdiocese with its Leading with Faith Award. Each week, the Massmans donate air time for the broadcast of area worship services for those who cannot attend them. Both are active volunteers at St.
Jennifer Bongard and Brad Shonkwiler were married on June 1, 2013, at the LeDuc Historic Estate. Gordon Gathright officiated. Jennifer is the owner of Property Tenders LLC and the daughter of Beth Bongard of Cannon Falls. Brad is a supervisor at GaMera Composites and the son of Brenda Kromer of Hastings and Keith Shonkwiler of Ellsworth. The maid of Honor was Melissa Myers, a friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Krista Finch, a friend of the bride, and Kayla Norstad and Marissa VonBargen, daughters of the bride.