Branzovsky finds Medallion

Congratulations to the 2009 Freedom Fest Medallion finder, Doug Branzovsky, of Pine City.

He found the medallion at Meadow Ridge Park, at the corner of 7th Ave. NE and Lake St. NE,  on Wednesday.  Branzovsky won $500 for his lucky find.

Early Childhood, Youth & Schools Planning

A Horizons planning meeting for the Early Childhood, Youth & Schools work group will be creating a work plan and doing goal setting Tues., Jul. 7 at 10:30 A.M. in the Community Room at City Hall.

For more info, contact bmaki@pinecity.k12.mn.us

Meeting Urgent Needs Committee meets

The Meeting Urgent Needs Committee meeting is planned for Thurs., Jun. 25 at the Pizza Pub.

For more info, contact mskoty@yahoo.com.

Community Pride Competition

25th Anniversary
Minnesota Community Pride Competition this summer!

All communities recognized and winners to be announced at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair!

Contest Begins: June 2, 2009
Entry Deadline: July 17, 2009
Enter at: http://www.reinventingminnesota.org/

All communities recognized & winners announced
at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair

Why enter the Minnesota Community Pride contest?

1. To spotlight the good things happening in your community. (Hey ya get to be recognized at the State Fair, for gosh sakes!)
2. Because you can inspire others.
3. Connecting people and ingenuity helps us all thrive.

Minnesota Community Pride is part of the Reinventing Minnesota initiative, to identify communities statewide for their efforts to move beyond the current economic crisis with creative and proactive community and economic development initiatives, and to share those best practices with their neighbors across the state.

In 1984, during a similar economic crisis, the State of Minnesota with public and private partners began the Minnesota Community Pride program. This year’s 25th anniversary contest is co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair, MinnPost.com, and Minnesota Rural Partners, Inc.

The competition, which begins June 2, will lift up and publicly recognize the energy and ingenuity of Minnesota’s communities in both overall community and economic development achievement, and innovations in specific disciplines, such as education, broadband deployment and application, health care, entrepreneurship support, arts & culture, and public finance and more.

WCMP/WXCX announces Clue #4 in medallion hunt

WCMP/WXCX RADIO PRESENTS THE…

 2009 FREEDOM FEST MEDALLION HUNT

 LISTEN FOR CLUES ON WCMP-AM 1350, WCMP-FM 100.9 & WXCX-FM 105.7

CLUES AIR DAILY AT 8:30AM AND THROUGHOUT THE BROADCAST DAY

VIEW MEDALLION HUNT CLUES AT CITY HALL, DOWNTOWN PINE CITY

 $500 CASH PRIZE TO PERSON WHO FINDS MEDALLION.

TO CLAIM PRIZE BRING MEDALLION TO WCMP/WXCX

BUSINESS OFFICES AT 15429 POKEGAMA LAKE ROAD

WEST OF PINE CITY.

MEDALLION HIDDEN ON PUBLIC PROPERTY

WITHIN PINE CITY CITY LIMITS.

 MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE TO WIN.

WINNER MUST SHOW PROOF OF AGE.

 LISTEN TO THE RADIO FOR ALL THE DETAILS

OR VISIT WWW.REDROCKONAIR.COM

  MEDALLION CLUES for FREEDOM FEST 2009

Monday, June 22nd: It’s time to begin, to set out on a leisure quest; start looking for the medallion of the 2009 Freedom Fest.

Tuesday, June 23rd: Search a part of the City that was once home to scraggly strands of dead, rotting trees all around; a place where visitors were startled by the cacophony of sound.

Wednesday, June 24th: While seeking out the medallion note the small amount of wood; at least compared to the rest of the neighborhood.

Thursday, June 25th:  Hunt where there’s nowhere to slide and nothing on which to spin; pick the right one — out of a dozen — and $500 is yours to win.

Check back here for new clues daily, until found.

Could your committee work more effectively?

Announcing a FREE workshop for all members of a committee, no matter which one.  Improve the performance of your committee!

Jun. 22, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Pine City Community Room, at City Hall.

This workshop was developed by the University of Minne­sota, Leadership and Civic Engagement. Seven common traps of committees are identified, along with practical methods to address them. Participants will gain tips on how to design effective meetings,  How to focus on pur­pose and results, tackling problem meeting behaviors, managing conflict, recruiting members with diverse per­spectives, and facilitation techniques that encourage dis­cussion.

Contact Lezlie:  (320) 679-1800, ext. 123

Or E-mail: lezlieb@lakesandpines.org

Need a volunteer?

-Miss Pine City candidates need community service jobs
Is your non-profit organization, church or service group looking for volunteers during the month of June or first few weeks in July and can’t seem to find any?

The Pine City Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2009 Miss Pine City candidates are looking for community involvement opportunities, and they’d like to get them involved in a variety of organizations in our community.  If you have an opportunity, please email the Chamber office at info@pinecitychamber.com with all of the details, and the Chamber will forward them out to our candidates.

Personal Money Matters Workshops

– All workshops FREE of charge
A series of workshops will be offered by Julie Shores and Tai Jen Liu, faculty members at Pine Technical College.  The workshops will be offered FREE to the community.  All workshops will be held from 10:00 A.M. – Noon at Pine Technical College in Room 71.

  •  Understanding Interest & Credit Card Debt:  Mon., Jun. 22

  •  Acquiring a Home, Care & More:  Wed., Jun. 24

  •  Tax, Savings & Long-Term Planning:  Mon., Jun. 29

Little Miss Pine City Candidates Announced

– Coronation set for Jul. 20 at Elem. School Auditorium
 The Pine City Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2009 Little Miss Pine City candidates:

 Adeline Crawford, daughter of David & Rosa

Cara Kuhn, daughter of Kyle & Amy

Christina Joyner, daughter of Stan Joyner & Chrissey Nelson

Elle Foster, daughter of Tommy & DeDe

Graci Huff, daughter of Marcus & Heidi

Holly Haug, daughter of Todd & Kim

Julie Magel, daughter of John & Jory

Lydia Adams, daughter of Jeff & Deb

Paige Gerhardson, daughter of Jim & Patty

Brianna Lindahl, daughter of Bob & Jenny

Molly Stransky, daughter of Travis & Darcy

Megan Olson, daughter of Steve and Marsha

 These 12 Little Miss candidates will join the seven Miss Pine City candidates for the activity week from Jul. 14-20.  The week ends with the royalty coronation on Mon., Jul. 20th at 7:30 P.M. at the Pine City Elementary Auditorium.