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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 TENNIS WCA at Morris Area Tri, 9 a.m. Parkers Prairie at Morris Invite, 11 a.m.
While "Marcy" was gardening in her front yard, a man approached. He told her he could repave her driveway at a bargain price if she paid cash today. She paid the money, and the man promised to return with a crew the next day to do the work. He never came back. Maybe your neighborhood has seen the scam: An unknown salesman travels from house to house offering to fix up homes or driveways at rock-bottom prices.
Forty theater students from Jefferson High School in Alexandria will write, cast, rehearse and perform six original 10-minute plays across Friday and Saturday, August 23-24 in their first 24-hour one-act festival, PROJECT 1440. Two performances will be Saturday at 7 and 8:30 p.m. in JHS' Discovery Auditorium. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students, with all proceeds benefitting JHS Theatre. General admission is available at the door. Advisor Jessica Chipman brought the idea to senior producer Tyler Carlson last winter.
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The 2013 Douglas County Fair is under way! The fair kicked off on?Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Douglas County Faigrounds. Admission prices are $6 for adults with children ages 12 and younger free. A four-day wristband is $15.
The talents and skills of central Minnesota quilters will be on display at the 10th annual Quilts Along the Trail show Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Osakis.
Support local nonprofits during Carlos Creek Winery's Stomp for a Cause at its annual Grape Stomp and Wine Festival held Friday through Sunday, September 13-15 at the winery in Alexandria. The festival, featuring live music, art, food and craft vendors and daily grape stomping competitions, will culminate with a day dedicated to raising money for a Douglas County non-profit. This year's non-profit recipient is Alexandria Youth Hockey. "We introduced Stomp for a Cause at last year's festival," said Tami Bredeson, winery president.
Vanessa Mozinski and Andrew Curtis, both of Fargo, North Dakota, announce their engagement. Their parents are John and Gloria Mozinski of Ardoch, North Dakota, and Mike and Robin Curtis of Osakis. Vanessa graduated in 2002 from Midway High School. She graduated from North Dakota State University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in childhood development and family science.
Heather Ronnei and Travis Miller, both of Alexandria, announce their engagement. Heather is the daughter of Hans "Jerry" and Gloria Ronnei of Alexandria. She is employed at Country Financial in Alexandria. Travis is the son of Judy Burkey of Alexandria and Jerry Miller of Michigan. He is the owner/operator of Miller's Custom Woodworking in Alexandria. An August 24, 2013 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria, with a reception to follow at In The Pines Event Center in Alexandria.
Erin Roers and Ron Saathoff Jr. announce their engagement. Erin is the daughter of Paul and Margaret Roers of Brandon. She is a 1999 graduate of Brandon High School. She works for Prairie Community Services and AOC in Alexandria. Ron is the son of Ronnie Sr. and Carol Saathoff of Kensington. He is a 1995 graduate of West Central Area Schools and a 1997 graduate of Alexandria Technical College. He currently works for Norling Trucking in Alexandria. A September 14, 2013 wedding is planned.