Alanah Faber, 15, of Brandon was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota state pageant. The pageant was held June 1-2 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington.
“Helping someone else through tough times makes you appreciate what you have,” said Tammy Lenz, who has been volunteering at Birthright in Alexandria for 15 years. Birthright provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.
The Douglas County Library in Alexandria will hold introduction to library e-books and downloadable audiobooks classes June 25-27. All area residents are invited to attend. The classes will be divided by device.
Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Douglas County. Mrs. Douglas County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant on March 8, 2014 at Ritsche Auditorium in St. Cloud.
Each year around June 15, communities bring elder abuse to the attention of the public. The purpose is to provide a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness that elder abuse is a public health and human rights issue.
Brock Wood and Jesse Hacker dropped their oars into the water at the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 17. For the next two months, they will paddle their way 2,350 miles down the mighty river.RELATED CONTENT
With its summer daycamps, Douglas County 4-H offers youth the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new games and have summer adventures. This year, there are four daycamps for youth who have completed grades K-4.RELATED CONTENT
Moldy birdseed and unclean bird feeders can make birds sick, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In spring and in hot, humid weather, it is common for mold to form on wet birdseed. The mold can cause a fatal avian disease called aspergillosis, which affects the birds’ respiratory systems.
The box office is now open at Theatre L’Homme Dieu near Alexandria.
The Douglas County Library’s summer reading program is under way, offering a variety of free programs geared for all ages.
She wants to be an art teacher or an interior designer when she grows up, but for now, she’s fine singing in front of thousands of people.RELATED CONTENT