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Cromwell-Wright students and staff would like to invite all area veterans and service men and women to a flag ceremony and program in your honor on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8:45 a.m. It will begin with a special flag ceremony under the outside flagpole at 8:45 a.m. with a program, coffee and goodies to follow. We would like to take this time to thank you for dedication and service to our country.

Villa Vista is hosting a Veterans Day program on Tuesday, Nov.12, at 10 a.m. All area veterans are invited to bring a guest and their family. The vet and a guest can also stay for lunch. Then, at 1 p.m., there will be a coffee time for all. Everyone in the community is welcome to come to these events and thank our veterans for their service to our country.

Reminder: There will be no school on Monday, Nov. 11, due to Veterans Day. Also, the post office and most government offices will be closed that day.

With all the controversy that has taken place over the past year involving the local Farmer's Co-op Store, I see that now all the original board members are gone and there are seven new members at this time. At one of the last meetings, original members Leland Tippett and Janet Hansen resigned, so those serving now are elected members: Andy LaMotte, Gerry Aho, Deb Goranson, Jim Sloan and Bunny Hanson. The board recently appointed Donavan Ranta and Jim Kangas. Let us all hope these folks along with the new manager, Tim Bury, and all the employees can keep our store open and growing. We need a store no matter what and with the support of the community and area folks, we can do it. Board meetings take place on the third Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Samantha Suhonen, Melanie Thomas, Valerie Talley, Kelly Susa and Nick Koenig attended the Memorial Blood Drive Workshop in Cloquet on Sept. 25, where they became educated about blood and blood donation. They will host four blood drives at the Cromwell-Wright School throughout the school year. If you have donated in the past, expect a call seeing if you'll donate again. If you have never donated before but would like to, contact Lori Wester at 218-644-3716 ext. 2135. Each donation saves three lives. In addition to such a great contribution, each of these students will be eligible to receive a scholarship for participating in such an endeavor.

Just a reminder -- Parent-Teacher conferences will be held Nov. 13-14 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. both nights.

The 2013 Hunter's Supper will again be sponsored by the Cromwell-Wright speech team on Friday, Nov. 8. We are looking for volunteers to help with the dinner. If you are interested in helping, please contact Brian Schilling at the school at 218-644-3716 ext. 3000. All proceeds go to the speech team to help cover judging fees, entry fees, scripts and other costs associated with speech meets.

The Beehive Community Club will have their "All You Can Eat" Mojakka Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adults are $7.50 and children ages 12 and under are $5. The Beehive Community Club is seven miles east on County Road 4 from Highway 73 or 6 miles west from Mahtowa.

The Cromwell Community Craft Sale is fast approaching! The date is Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cromwell-Wright School Gym.

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