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Area Boy Scouts will be Scouting for Food Saturday, March 24. Please put donated items in plastic bags by the front door before 9 a.m.
Typs of food needed are canned goods, dry pasta and cereal, paper products, baby formula, diapers and tissues. Please, non-perishable foods in undamaged containers only. Home-canned, open packages and expired products not accepted. All goods will be distributed by your local food shelf.
For more information call (507) 387-3123 or see twinvalleybsa.org.
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes presents Courts of Praise Sunday, March 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Waseca Intermediate School gyms.
This is an event for South Central Minnesota athletes in grades 7 and older, including adults. Grade 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be speakers, songs, huddles, gym contests and free time. Stay late and watch the title game of the Winning Our World Basketball Association, a co-ed league for non-varsity hoopsters. Tip time is 7 p.m.
For more information call John Conway at 507-461-4379.
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March is Food Share Month in Minnesota and in New Richland.
Donations for purchasing food can be sent to: Area Food Shelf of New Richland, PO Box 186, New Richland, MN 56072.
Donations of food or other items can be brought to the AFSNR at 101 Broadway Ave., or put in the food barrel at Wagner Foods.
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Anton Domeier represented NRHEG at the Regional Spelling Bee in North Mankato on Feb. 20. 42 students from schools around the region were in attendance at South Central Technical College for the event. After being welcomed by the mayor of North Mankato, rules were gone over and spellers brought forward.
Each speller got a practice word to get used to the setting, especially the microphone, and to get rid of some nerves. Spellers were randomly shuffled for each round.
Domeier spelled macron right in the first round, a word that means a written or printed mark used to show a long vowel sound in some languages. In round two, he nailed empanada, a Spanish pastry turnover filled with savory ingredients.
However, he was undone in round three when he received the word misanthropy, a dislike of humankind. Domeier replaced the y with an e. All spellers who exit the same round tie for the same place, so he finished 17th out of 44.
The winner of the bee was Briana Joseph of Fairmont, whose championship word in the ninth round was gopak, a traditional Ukranian dance usually done by men. Joseph will head to Washington, D.C., in May for the National Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Anton Domeier for representing NRHEG well at the next level!
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Waseca County Emergency Management presents Skywarn Spotter Training Monday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Waseca County Courthouse East Annex, 300 N. State St.
The purpose of the class is to improve public safety during severe weather events in Waseca County. Anyone who is interested in public safety during severe weather events should take the class, including fire departments, law enforcement, EMS, first responders, school administrators, street and highway departments, public officials, nursing home staff, emergency management volunteers and any previously trained spotters who have not taken a class the last eight years. This is not a “storm chasing” class.