Local News Headlines – Wednesday, July 10th

AN AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD IN WINDOM ON WEDNESDAY.   BLOOD DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE WINDOM COMMUNITY CENTER FROM 1:30 TO 6:30.  BLOOD DONORS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COUPONS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND MAY REGISTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN DOOR PRIZES.  LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.  ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE NEEDED.  BLOOD DONORS SHOULD WEIGH AT LEAST 110 POUNDS AND BE IN GOOD GENERAL HEALTH.  YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION AT CHECK-IN.  BLOOD DRIVES WILL BE HELD IN WORTHINGTON ON THURSDAY AND MADELIA ON FRIDAY.      
 
THE WINDOM SCHOOL BOARD HELD A REGULAR MEETING THIS WEEK.   SALARIES WERE APPROVED FOR DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF AND NON-UNION PERSONNEL.   VAL HALTER WAS APPOINTED AS THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION COORDINATOR.  NEW CONTRACTS WERE APPROVED WITH THE DISTRICT PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS.  A PART-TIME L-P-N WAS HIRED FOR THE BRIDGES PRE-SCHOOL.   A LONG-TERM SPECIAL EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE TEACHER WAS HIRED.  STUDENT AND ADULT MEAL PRICES WERE SET FOR NEXT YEAR.   
 
THE RED ROCK CENTRAL SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS A SPECIAL MEETING AT 5:30 THIS AFTERNOON AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN LAMBERTON.     THE MAIN TOPIC OF THE MEETING WILL BE A DISCUSSION OF DISTRICT FACILITIES.  NO ACTION IS EXPECTED.   
 
COMFREY IS HOLDING ITS “COMMUNITY DAYS” EVENT THIS WEEK.   AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS – ON THURSDAY, THE LIONS CLUB WILL HAVE A SUPPER AND ICE-CREAM SOCIAL.  THE LITTLE MISS COMFREY PAGEANT WILL BE HELD.  ON FRIDAY, THE GRAND PARADE WILL BE HELD, FOLLOWED BY A STREET DANCE.  SATURDAY EVENTS WILL INCLUDE A BEAN-BAG TOURNAMENT, A MOTORCYCLE FUN RUN, THE FIREMEN’S STEAK FRY, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND CO-ED SOFTBALL.  EVENTS CONTINUE SUNDAY WITH A WORSHIP SERVICE AND A SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT.   
       
THE WORTHINGTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IS BEING HELD THIS WEEK.    THE FESTIVAL IS A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA.  IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE NOBLES COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER IN WORTHINGTON.  THERE WILL BE ACTIVITIES ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.  THE ENTERTAINMENT STAGE WILL FEATURE TALENT FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES.  THERE WILL BE ETHNIC FOOD VENDORS, ARTS AND CRAFTS, AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES. 
                                                        
THE DES MOINES VALLEY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY WILL HOLD A BOARD MEETING AT 9:00 THURSDAY MORNING IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER IN WINDOM.    THERE WILL BE A PRESENTATION FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER.  THE BOARD WILL REVIEW A RECOMMENDATION INVOLVING CLIENTS WHO ARE ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND MINNESOTA CARE.  A NUMBER OF ITEMS WILL BE DECLARED AS SURPLUS PROPERTY.   
 
THE BUSINESS, ARTS AND RECREATION CENTER IS OPENING A NEW ART EXHIBIT IN THE LIBRARY GALLERY.  AN OPENING RECEPTION WILL BE HELD FROM 4:00 TO 6:00 THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE GALLERY.  THE NEW SHOW FEATURES THE WORK OF LOCAL ARTIST APRIL HENDERSON.   HER WORK USES CANVAS AND PANELS.   THE PAINT IS POURED ONTO THE SURFACE AND FINISHED WITH A HAND TORCH.  THE RECEPTION AND EXHIBIT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.