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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

 ‘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.

Pennock Fun Days is this weekend, Friday and Saturday. Friday night is the Lion’s Tractor Rodeo; the first annual Pennock Mile Fun run/walk; an antique car and tractor parade; and Junior King & Queen coronation. On Saturday there is the Lion’s Antique tractor pull; quilt display; kids games from 3-5; kids’ pedal tractor pull; Pennock’s Amazing Race; bingo and a dance; food and more.

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.

The Danube Historical Society will host a family concert on Tuesday night, August 5th at seven in the bandstand by the Danube Water Tower. Flashback Cadillac is a family band with a mother and three children ages 10, 12 and 14 singing such greats as ‘Rock Around the Clock,’ ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church WELCA of Hector invites you to their salad luncheon on Wednesday, August 6th with serving at noon in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall. The guest speaker is Marge Lundeen with ‘A Time to Dance’ from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

Come join the Kandiyohi County Historical Society at the Kandiyohi County Fair this year. The display at the fair will focus on the Civil War and Kandiyohi County. Michael Eckers will give presentations August 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th at three and seven each day. Call the Historical Society for more information.

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.  

Friday, August 8th programs at Sibley State Park are: ‘Geocaching 101’ from 10-11; Archery in the Park from 2-3:30. Saturday, August 9th Archery in the Park is from 10-11:30; and a program on the Loon from 2-3. Call the park at 354-2055 for more information.

The 4th annual Hotdish Hunger 5k walk/run-1 mile fun run is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church, 1650 60th Ave. NE, Willmar. Register by Aug. 2 for the $20 rate; $25 after. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. Start time is 8 a.m. Proceeds will go to local food shelves and ELCA World Hunger. Participants are encouraged to bring a food donation. To sign up online or to download a registration form, go to www.eaglelakelutheranchurch.org

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.

The First Covenant Church of Willmar will have its 14th annual Old Fashioned Hymn Sing on Sunday night, August 10th at six at the church. The leader is Chuck Gustafson and musicians are Don Franklin and Saralyn Olson. Refreshments will be served following the sing.

In ‘Animal Track Making for Kids,’ they’ll learn how their foot is different from a fox, squirrel or deer. It’s happening Sunday, August 10 from 11-11:30 at Sibley State Park. On Monday, Aug 11th its ‘Kids – I Can Fish’’ from ten to noon, and then in the afternoon, from 2-2:30 its ‘Hairy Critters. Call the park at 354-2055 for more info.

Renville County will have a number of blood drives in August. There’s a drive at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia on Monday, August 11th from noon to six; one at the Community Center in Renville on Wednesday, Aug. 13th from 1-7 and one at Jackpot Junction in Morton that same day from ten to four; and one at the First Lutheran Church in Hector on Thursday, Aug. 14th, -7.  

There will be old fashioned fun on the Sperry House Lawn in Willmar on Thursday, August 14th from 5-8. There will be old fashioned games for all ages to play, tug-of-war, egg races and three legged races. Will be serving root beer floats and cake, plus additional food. Live music. This event is bringing back the spirit of the old settlers.  

There will be a Rick Cook Benefit, a $2 matinee, on Thursday afternoon, August 14th at two at the DeMarce Theatre in Benson. A $1 of each ticket sold goes to the Rich Cook Medical Fund. The movie is ‘Matilda,’ based on the book by Roald Dahl.  

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors right now to prevent an emergency shortage and ensure an adequate blood supply. Platelet donors and those with O negative, B negative and A negative blood types are especially needed. To find the nearest blood drive and schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED Cross.

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.

Learn how to can, freeze or pickle your vegetables safely. Join University of Minnesota food safety extension educator Debbie Botzek-Linn to learn how to preserve your harvest. She will cover the safest and most current methods for canning, freezing, and pickling including preserving tomato products and salsa. The workshop will be held the night of August 26, from 6-8 at the Willmar Community Owned Grocery at 1600 E. Highway 12 (intersection of Hwy 12 and Lakeland Drive). Pre-register by August 20 by calling Jenny Klatt at 651-341-9302. 

You’re invited to join the Craft Circle, which meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Willmar Public Library. The next meeting is Wednesday afternoon, August 27th from 3-4. Bring your craft and enjoy this hour with like-minded individuals. All skill levels welcome.

 

 

Summer Events/City Celebrations

July

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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