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2014 Guard and Reserve Handbook

This unique handbook, written specifically for the National Guard and Reserves, gives you everything you need to know about serving in the Reserve Component, including: drill pay and enlistment bonuses; allowances like BAS and BAH; re-employment rights; education and training benefits specific to the Guard and Reserve; health care; and retirement. 

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WIN TICKETS to see Toby Keith at the Minnesoat State Fair & a $50 gas card - August 21st!!!!

Registrations Sites are:
Pizza Ranch - Willmar
Little Ceasar's - Willmar
Keggers Bar & Grill - Clara City
Olivia Chrysler
Farmers & Merchants State Bank - Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Liquor
Shell's Super Stop
Sound Image - Willmar


2 Winners will be drawn August 12th at 9:00am on K95.3



 

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There is a free grocery give away every Saturday morning from 9-10:30 at the Harvest Community Church at 905 Litchfield Avenue Southwest in Willmar. This is a collaborative effort with the Willmar Area Food Shelf and Hope for the City. Its free to all, just bring your own box, bag or tote.

If you’re part of a non-profit organization and have an upcoming event, we’d like to hear about it. And so would our listeners. As a free public service to our local nonprofits, we can help spread the word on your event with on-air mentions and through our websites with all three of our stations: AM 1590 KDJS; 97.3 The River; and Hot Country K95.3, along with social media. This way we can help you reach people who maybe wouldn’t have known of your event otherwise. Get us all the info on your event today. Email us through the website k-musicradio.com, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or call the newsline at 235-2900.

July

On Wednesday, July 23rd there is an American Red Cross blood drive from 1-7 at the Village Hall in Watkins. There is also a blood drive at the Unity CRC in Prinsburg from 1-7 on the 23rd. On Thursday, July 24th there is a drive from noon-5 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Sibley State Park will have a program on ‘Prairie Wildflowers identification and use on Thursday morning, July 24th from 10-11. You’ll also examine the park staff’s efforts to restore this rare natural resource. In the afternoon, from 2-2:30 the program is on the Loon, the Minnesota state bird. Call the park at 354-2055 for more info.

Friday morning, July 25th from 10-11 the program at Sibley State Park is ‘Digital Nature Photography for Kids.’ The cameras are furnished. You’ll learn how to use the digital camera, take your own pictures and print one to take home. Limit 15 kids with at least one adult. Make your reservation  by calling 354-2055. From 2-3 there is a program on Geocaching 101.

The movie ‘That Darn Cat,’ will be shown at the Willmar Public Library on Friday afternoon, July 25th from 3:30-5. Popcorn and beverages will be provided or you can bring your own snack. On Tuesday afternoon, August 5th from 3:30-5 there will be a discussion on ‘Warriors # 1: Into the Wild. The book club is for children in 2nd through 6th grade.

Kerkhoven Town & Country Days will have its fifth annual Park It In the Park car show on Saturday, July 26th from ten to two on the south side of Pillsbury Park. This is sponsored by the Kerkhoven Lions Club. Registration from 9-10. There is a parade at 3:30. For more info call 264-2987.

The Green Lake Lutheran Ministries’ quilt auction will be Saturday, July 26th beginning at 11:30 that morning at the Green Lake Bible Camp. The quilt review is Friday night, July 25th from 5:30 to 8:30 and Saturday morning, July 26th from 9-10:30. Silent auction, food and fun. Call 796-2181 for more information.

Join Gary Bullemer, Sibley State Park’s assistant manager, as he explains and demonstrates his craft of making working waterfowl decoys. It’s Saturday night, July 26th fro 7-8. On Sunday, July 27, from 11 to noon, take in Geochaching 101. On Monday, July 28th the program is ‘I Can Fish,’ from 10-11. In the afternoon, from 2-2:30 it’s Fish Printing for Kids. Call the park at 354-2055 for more info.

There will be a bike run for autism on Sunday, July 27th leaving from the Paynesville Gazebo City Park. Registration is at 10:30 that morning, with the ride leaving at 11. The memorial ride is in remembrance of Joe Moser. The ride benefits family with special needs kids. Call 235-5310 for more info.

There is a class on ‘Fashion Trendsetters’ Monday, July 28th through Thursday, July 31st from nine to noon at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. Students entering grades 5-8 will start by making sketches and illustrations of clothes and accessories they can to make. Call Alexandria Community Education at 320-762-3310, ext. 4270 for more info.

“Lego Builder Workshop” is for girls and boys entering grades 1-3 to build scenes like Cinderella's Romantic Castle, the Fire Station, Heartlake Juice Bar, the White House and more! Students will enjoy building different projects each day. The class is at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria Monday, July 28-Thursday, July 31, from 1-4 each afternoon. Call Community Education at 320-762-3310, ext. 4270.  

If you’re entering grades 4-8 and enjoy singing or writing words to songs, enroll in “Songwriters’ & Poetry Workshop” and learn ways to enhance this unique skill with instructor Jim Black, who has worked with The Muppets team as a script and song writer, puppeteer and performer. The class is at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria Monday, July 28-Thursday, July 31 from 1-4 each afternoon. Call 320-762-3310, ext. 4270.

Stop at the American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, July 28th from 1-6 at the Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar, and on Tuesday, July 29th from 1-7 at the Open Door Christian Church in New London. On Thursday, July 31st, from 2-8, sto at the Community Center in Sunburg to give blood.

In celebrating this summer’s reading program at the Willmar Public Library, you’re asked to ‘put your paws up’ for the Zinghoppers, an award-winning show developed just for libraries. Kids can join them for an interactive movie and musical concert journey to the zoo to experience lots of animals up close and personal. It’s on Tuesday morning, July 29th from 10-10:45. Children and families are welcome. Call 235-3162 for more info.

The Willmar Stingers will be at the Willmar Public Library Wednesday morning, July 30th from 10-11. This is for kids  ages preschool through age 12. The baseball team players will visit the library to meet and greet fans. They will sign autographs and be available for pictures. The players will  read some of their favorite stories!  No registration is necessary. Call 235-3162 for more info.

 ‘Hairy Critters’ is the program at Sibley State Park on Thursday morning, July 31st from 10-10:30. The afternoon program on ‘Geocaching 101’ is from 2-3. Friday morning from 10-10:30 the program is on the Loon, and in the afternoon from 2-2:30, the program is on ‘Archery in the Park.’ Call the park at 354-2055 for more information.

August

Kandiyohi County is seeking to honor an Outstanding Senior Citizen man and woman volunteer. They must be 70 years of age or older by June 1st of this year and do volunteer activity that is unpaid and demonstrates commitment of their time and talent after reaching the age of 65. The deadline for nominations is August 1st. Call 320-220-0141 for more info.

Kandiyohi County is seeking to honor an Outstanding Senior Citizen man and woman volunteer. They must be 70 years of age or older by June 1st of this year and do volunteer activity that is unpaid and demonstrates commitment of their time and talent after reaching the age of 65. The deadline for nominations is August 1st. Call 320-220-0141 for more info.  

The Renville County Relay for Life is Friday, August 1st from 4 to midnight at the BOLD Track in Olivia. There will be a community picnic from 4-6 that afternoon, with the opening ceremony at six.

Come Visit Sibley State Park on Saturday, August 2nd. The program from 10-11:30 that morning is ‘Archery in the Park, with the afternoon program from 2-3 on ‘Geocaching 101-High Tech Treasure Hunt.’ Sunday, August 3rd, the morning program from 11-12:30 is ‘Archery in the Park,’ and the afternoon program from 2-3 is ‘Animal Track making for Kids.’ Call 354-2055 for more information.

Authors from the Willmar area will be at the Willmar Public Library on Saturday afternoon, August 2nd from 2-4. The event will feature a brief discussion of the books by these talented authors followed by meet & greets with the authors. Attendees will be able to enter a drawing to win one of the selected books and authors will have books available for purchase. Participating authors include: Gene Stark, Megan Kiffmeyer, Cynthia Cole, Cinda Nevada & Doug Knick.

The Traveling Museum will present ‘Word Play’ by Mary Bergs, a pop up exhibit that will be at the Willmar Public Library on Saturday afternoon, August 2nd from noon to four. This Traveling Museum is a mobile space for contemporary art and ideas. Call the library at 235-3162 for more information.

The Willmar Assembly of God Church is having Vacation Bible School ‘Living Inside Out’ for ages four through those entering sixth grade Sunday, August 3rd through August 6th starting at 5:30 each night. There will be carnival games, face painting, inflatables, crafts, snow cones, popcorn, and incredible life-lessons from God’s Word, the Bible!  You can pre-register at www.willmarag.org, or download the Willmar AG app for Apple and Android.

Youth in Alexandria entering grades 3-6 can enroll in ‘Kitchen Chemistry’ and may even eat some of their creations. Bring a water bottle each day. The class is at the Discovery Middle School Monday, August 4th through the 7th from 1-4 each afternoon. Call Community Education at 320-762-3310, ext. 4270 for more information.

Youth entering grades 1-4 can experience camp activities without actually going to camp. Your camper will participate in camp games, nature crafts, use traditional camp gear and make tasty camp snacks. “Camp Fever” is packed with fun with the class running from Monday, August 4th through August 7th from 1-4 each afternoon. Call Community Education at 320-762-3310, ext. 4270 for the location and more info.

Join the magical world of Cinderella and other Disney princesses in this fairy tale filled class. In “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper”, girls entering grades 1-3 will have fun with everything from dresses & shoes, to music, crafts and food! The class is at Discovery Middle School, Monday, August 4th through August 7th from 1-4 each afternoon. Call Community Education at 320-762-3310, ext. 4270.

Kandiyohi County Public Health will have an immunization clinic on Monday morning, August 4th from ten to noon at the public health office in the Health and Human Services Building in Willmar. Bring all your immunization records along to the clinic. Call 231-7860 for more information.

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive on Tuesday, August 5th from 1-7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City. On Monday, August 11th that will be at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar from 1-7. On Wednesday, August 13th and Thursday, August 14th from 1-7 they’ll be at the Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.

You are invited to the First Lutheran Church ice cream social in Renville on Wednesday, August 6th from 5-6:30. They’ll be serving chicken salad croissants, chips, fresh fruit, pie and ice cream. All are welcome.  

The Little Crow Archers of Willmar and the Swift County Archers of Benson are co-hosting a 60 Target 3D Archery shoot August 9th and 10th at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. There’s both a Full Course and a Half Way Course. Register from 9-3 on the 9th and 9-2 on the 10th. Call 320-492-1963 for more info.

The Hawk Creek Country Club of Raymond will have its 3rd annual Alumni, Family & Friends golf classic Saturday, August 9th. This is a fundraiser for the MACCRAY Wolverine Football program. Registration begins at 11 that morning with a meal at noon and a shotgun start at one. Call 967-4653 for more info or to reserve a cart.

Join the Lunch Bunch Book Club on Wednesday, August 20th at 12 noon at the Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Mall. Discussion will be on ‘The Aviator’s Wife’ by Melanie Benjamin. The book is about a young college student who meets and eventually marries Charles Lindbergh after his big flight.

 

 

Summer Events/City Celebrations

 

July

22nd...

Glenwood: Waterama: Kiddie parade, water shows, running races, car show, fireworks, dances, sports tournaments, art and craft show, community worship service, car show kids tractor pull, lighted pontton parade at dusk Saturday forllowed by fireworks; 100-unit parade 1pm Sunday.

23rd...

Glenwood: Waterama: Kiddie parade, water shows, running races, car show, fireworks, dances, sports tournaments, art and craft show, community worship service, car show kids tractor pull, lighted pontton parade at dusk Saturday forllowed by fireworks; 100-unit parade 1pm Sunday.

Spicer: Splash Bash; A wet and wild day playing games with water and canoeing/ bring a swim suit or an extra change of clothes, a bag lunch and towl; Praried Woods Environmental Learning Center, for children have finished grades 3 through 7; 9am - 4pm; $25 per person; call 320-354-5894

Willmar: Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center: 10th Anniversary celebration ribbon-cutting event.

Redwood Falls: Redwood County Fair

24th...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

-Willmar: Music Concert: Free concert by Corinne Bielenberg from 6-6:45 at Jazz-N-Java.

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by Music Store Junkies from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Glacial Ridge Winery between Spicer and New London; rain or shine, bring your own lawn chair.

Glenwood: Waterama: Kiddie parade, water shows, running races, car show, fireworks, dances, sports tournaments, art and craft show, community worship service, car show kids tractor pull, lighted pontton parade at dusk Saturday forllowed by fireworks; 100-unit parade 1pm Sunday.

Redwood Falls: Redwood County Fair

Canby: Yellow Medicine County Fair

Olivia: Corn Capital Days: Arts and crafts, corn feed, corn toss, corn-lympics, art show, men's softball, co-ed volleyball, golf tournaments, 5 mile run, family fun night, live music, kids fair, fly-in breakfast: grand parade 3pm Saturday; 888-265-2676

25th...

Glenwood: Waterama: Kiddie parade, water shows, running races, car show, fireworks, dances, sports tournaments, art and craft show, community worship service, car show kids tractor pull, lighted pontton parade at dusk Saturday forllowed by fireworks; 100-unit parade 1pm Sunday.

Redwood Falls: Redwood County Fair

Canby: Yellow Medicine County Fair

Olivia: Corn Capital Days: Arts and crafts, corn feed, corn toss, corn-lympics, art show, men's softball, co-ed volleyball, golf tournaments, 5 mile run, family fun night, live music, kids fair, fly-in breakfast: grand parade 3pm Saturday; 888-265-2676

26th...

Glenwood: Waterama: Kiddie parade, water shows, running races, car show, fireworks, dances, sports tournaments, art and craft show, community worship service, car show kids tractor pull, lighted pontton parade at dusk Saturday forllowed by fireworks; 100-unit parade 1pm Sunday.

Redwood Falls: Redwood County Fair

Canby: Yellow Medicine County Fair

Olivia: Corn Capital Days: Arts and crafts, corn feed, corn toss, corn-lympics, art show, men's softball, co-ed volleyball, golf tournaments, 5 mile run, family fun night, live music, kids fair, fly-in breakfast: grand parade 3pm Saturday; 888-265-2676

27th...

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by New London Spicer Community Band from 4-6pm a tteh City Park Deck, bring your own lawn chair.

Glenwood: Waterama: Kiddie parade, water shows, running races, car show, fireworks, dances, sports tournaments, art and craft show, community worship service, car show kids tractor pull, lighted pontton parade at dusk Saturday forllowed by fireworks; 100-unit parade 1pm Sunday.

Redwood Falls: Redwood County Fair

Olivia: Corn Capital Days: Arts and crafts, corn feed, corn toss, corn-lympics, art show, men's softball, co-ed volleyball, golf tournaments, 5 mile run, family fun night, live music, kids fair, fly-in breakfast: grand parade 3pm Saturday; 888-265-2676

31st...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by BZ Girls from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Glacial Ridge Winery between Spicer and New London; rain or shine, bring your own lawn chair.

August

1st...

-New London: Little Crow Water Ski Show: Neer Park, 7:30 pm; adults $5, student $3.

2nd...

-New London: Little Crow Water Ski Show: Neer Park, 7:30 pm; adults $5, student $3.

3rd...

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by Roger Kodet Jazz Quartet from 4-6 at teh City PLark Deck, bring your own lawn chair.

7th...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

-Willmar: Music Concert: Free music concert by Big Al from 6-6:45 at Jazz-N-Java.

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by Mostely Young from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Glacial Ridge Winery between Spicer and New London; rain or shine, bring your own lawn chair.

10th...

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by the Millpond Jazz Quartet from 4-6pm a the City Park Deck; bring your own lawn chair.

14th

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by John Dokken from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Glacial Ridge Winery between Spicer and New London; rain or shine, bring your own lawn chair.

15th...

-New London: Little Crow Water Ski Show: Neer Park, 7:30 pm; adults $5, student $3.

17th...

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by Green Lake Bluegrass from 4-6 at teh City Park Deck, bring your own lawn chair.

21st...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by Big Al from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Glacial Ridge Winery between Spicer and New London; rain or shine, bring your own lawn chair.

22nd...

-New London: Little Crow Water Ski Show: Neer Park, 7:30 pm; adults $5, student $3.

28th...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by Jeff James from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Glacial Ridge Winery between Spicer and New London; rain or shine, bring your own lawn chair.

29th...

-New London: Little Crow Water Ski Show: Neer Park, 6:30 pm; adults $5, student $3.

September

4th...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by Church of Cash from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Glacial Ridge Winery between Spicer and New London; rain or shine, bring your own lawn chair.

11th...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

-Spicer: Music Concert: Free outdoor music concert by Custom Made from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Glacial Ridge Winery between Spicer and New London; rain or shine, bring your own lawn chair.

18th...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown

25th...

-Willmar: Becker Market: Experience Willmar's multicultural flavor in an outdoor atmosphere of farmers, growers, producers, artisans and entertainment: 2 - 5:30pm. 414 Becker Square parking lot between Fouth and fifth streets downtown


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