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Alex girls’ basketball meetings There will be a girls’ basketball preseason meeting for all 9-12 players and parents on Monday, November 4 in the Jefferson High School media center from 6-6:30 p.m.

A meeting will also be held for all players in 9th grade on Thursday, October 24 in the Discovery Middle School cafeteria from 7-7:15 a.m. All players who plan to play need to attend and receive the information on practices and the season.

Contact varsity head coach Wendy Kohler at if unable to attend but still plan on playing.

Send us your hunting photos The Echo Press is looking for hunting photos from readers throughout all of this fall’s hunting seasons.

Send us the photos from your hunts this season, whether it’s pheasants, waterfowl, deer or turkey, along with a detailed story behind your hunt. Some photos will go into a new Outdoor Section in the print edition of the Echo Press and all of them will be put up online.

Photos can be dropped off at the Echo Press offices at 225 7th Ave. East or sent by e-mail to Eric Morken at

LAR youth basketball Lakes Area Recreation is accepting registrations for the youth basketball program for boys and girls in grades 1-6.

The season for grades 4-6 will run from November 2 through January 11. The 1st through 3rd grade season will run from December 7 through February 22.

A parent coaches meeting is scheduled for October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Minnesota Extension Conference room. The fee for this activity is $50.

For more information, call LAR at (320) 762-2868.

Alexandria JO volleyball sessions The Alexandria Junior Olympic Volleyball Club will start the 2013-14 season soon with tryout sessions later this fall.

A mandatory parent meeting and tryout session for the advanced program (grades 7th through 12th) will take place on October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria.

A tryout session for those in grades 7 and 8 will then take place on Sunday, October 27 from 4-8 p.m. at Jefferson High School. The tryout session for those in grades 9-12 will be November 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Lakes Area Recreation. A team selection minicamp for those in grades 4-6 will take place on November 12 from 4-5:15 p.m. at LAR.

The cost for each of those sessions is $25. For more information about the youth program (grades 4th through 6th) contact Beth at (320) 815-7000. For information on the advanced program, call Mandy at (320) 493-2847. Those interested can also visit or e-mail for more.

Fall figure skating lessons The Alexandria Figure Skating Club will host fall figure skating lessons starting on October 21 at 6 p.m.

Classes are available for all ages from beginners to advanced skill levels. Registration dates at the Runestone Community Center will held on September 15, September 16 and September 19 from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Private lessons are also available during September. Contact Kris Juettner with any questions at (320) 846-3365.