Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 19, 2015

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary met at 7 p.m. April 1 in the post dining room. Usual opening ceremonies were held.

The group had a memorial service for 13 of their members. The members were Harriet Bartell, Priscilla Bergstrom, LaVonne Bonnerup, Izola Hareid, Jane Hebert, Eliz Kaplan, Vonnie Oftedahl, Vivian Sorenson, Ruth Schreiber, Betty Victoria, Evelyn Wakefield, Jeanette Olson and Marietta Jones.

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Delegates were elected for district and department conventions. The district convention is on May 16 in Waseca and the department convention is July 16 through July 18 at Jackpot Casino in Redwood Falls.

Recommendations voted on were donations to the District President’s Projects, Commander’s Project, Historical Museum and Legionville.

Committee reports were given by Karen Cibert, children and youth; Betty Anderson, national security; and Bonnie Schneider, membership.

Correspondence was read. The group received thank yous from the Albert Lea Hog Chapter for a donation; Halverson Elementary School staff for apples given during National Education Week; Ecumenical Food Pantry for a donation; St. Cloud Veteran’s Administration for a donation; C. Winther for the coupons that the group sent to the troops overseas — they were very much appreciated; and from the family of Vonnie Oftedahl.

The group then sang one verse of “God Bless America” before concluding the meeting with the usual closing ceremonies.


TOPS 979

The TOPS Minnesota Chapter 979 announced its February and March winners.

February division winners were Loretta Wacholz, Sandi Oudekerk and Keith Porter. March division winners were LeAnn Jones and Rose Rolands.

Quarter winners were Caroline Sorenson, Ruth Thompson, Darlene Kenison and Porter.

February Heart contest winners were Sorenson, Full Heart; Barb Solberg, Barb Soper, Fern Rockwell, Betty Johnson, Ardis Bang and Ardus Sanderson, Almost Full.

KOPS winners were Elayne Wichmann and Peggy Indrelie.

Wichmann and Bang earned coin showers. Sanderson earned veggie showers.

Weekly biggest losers for February were Betty Hanson, Oudekerk, Kenison, Barb Soper, Jolyn Johnson and Wacholz.

Indrelie celebrated 18 years KOPS in March. Indrelie also earned her veggie showers in March.

Weekly biggest losers were Rose Rolands, Ruth Thompson, LeAnn Jones, Mindy Christenson, Soper, Christenson, Thompson and Rockwell.

Lottery contest winners were Johnson, Rolands, Sanderson, Hanson, Wacholz, Bang and Christenson.

KOPS in Black winners were Bang, Indrelie, Nancy Jenson, Sanderson and Wichmann.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit weight-loss support group. There is no diet plan but support with others on the journey to health and wellness. TOPS Minnestota 979 meets Thursday mornings at the Senior Center in the Skyline Plaza to weigh-in and learn about healthy lifestyles.