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Get all your Community information here! There's information on school including a link to Maple Lake Public Schools, area obituaries, and links to various places in the Maple Lake Community. You will also find a link to the Friends of the Maple Lake Library and Maple Chamber of Commerce.  If you have anything happening in the community and would like these programs and/or events to show up in our "Community" Section of our Messenger, e-mail your information to news@maplelakemessenger.com.  Please make sure to check out our Community section of the Messenger which usually shows up in pages 4-6 of the newspaper.

Wed
22
Oct

Maple Lake 4-H’ers excel at state horse show


Mason Paumen won 1st place in barrels, 2nd place in jumping figure 8, 3rd place in key race and 9th place in poles.

Courtney Pribyl won 1st place in barrels, 2nd place in jumping figure 8 and 4th place in key race.

Wright County 4-H had an excellent showing at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show held September 12-15. 4-H youth from across the state gathered at the Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul to compete in horse showmanship, games, western pleasure, English pleasure, western heritage and more. 

Wed
22
Oct

Wright County seeking area photos for website

Wright County is looking for photos to spruce up the new website, especially of recognizable features within the county. Requirements are: Image size needs to be 2048x409 or larger; higher resolution is preferred with a maximum file size of 10 MB. Photos selected will include an acknowledgment of the photographer. Please include a caption for each uploaded photo describing the subject and location of the photo. Go to http://www.co.wright.mn.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=94. Then use the Submit a Photograph link.

Wed
22
Oct

Classic mystery on stage in Buffalo opening this month

 

And Then There Were None, a mystery play by Agatha Christie, being produced this fall by Buffalo Community Theater, goes on stage at the Discovery Auditorium beginning October 31 through November 9.  Make sure you are in the audience for this exciting mystery thriller guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Eight people, all strangers to each other, are invited to Soldier Island, off the English coast.  Vera Claythorne, a former governess, thinks she has been hired as a secretary; Philip Lombard, an adventurer, and William Blore, an ex-detective, think they have been hired to look out for trouble over the weekend; Dr. Armstrong thinks she has been hired to look after the wife of the island’s owner.  Emily Brent, General MacKenzie, Anthony Marston and Judge Wargrave think they are going to visit old friends.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
15
Oct

McBrady visits St. Tim’s

 

 Mama Carol McBrady stopped by St. Timothy’s school Tuesday afternoon to treat several classrooms to stories about her mission, Action for Children Zambia. McBrady, home for her annual visit will be returning to Africa next week.
The McBrady family will host a pancake breakfast to benefit the mission on Sunday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Maple Lake American Legion. Mama Carol will speak at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for the event, the family will be accepting free will donations. 
Wed
08
Oct

Maple Lake Bowl hosts Republican fundraiser


Tom Emmers and his son.

Randy Gilbert - candidate for state auditor, Jameson Wakefield, Brad Nauman - Mayor of Buffalo and Stacia Wakefield.

 

Local Republicans had an opportunity to meet and greet several candidates vying for state and national office Saturday evening. 
Organized by Wright County’s Rebublican party, candidates attending included Tom Emmer, the Rebulican nominee for the sixth congressional district, the seat currently held by Michele Bachmann, and Connor McFadden, son of Mike McFadden, who’s running againt Democrat Al Franken for the U.S. Senate.
Wed
08
Oct

St. Tim’s bike marathon


Students, parents and families of St. Timothy's school gear up for the annual nine-mile bike ride. Shown in front are Mr. Al Loch, Joe Rieber, Kara Loch and Teresa Donnett.

Steven Borgert, Claire Meyer, Rose Carlson, Cammi and Ellie Rassat participate in the obstacle course, another of the marathon's festive events.
Wed
08
Oct

True Friends unveils new indoor riding arena for therapy horse program

 

A new indoor riding facility has been completed at Camp Courage in Maple Lake. As part of True Friends, the True Strides Therapy Horse program allows individuals with disabilities to experience the joy of horseback riding while receiving physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral therapeutic benefits.
 The new facility, dedicated at an open house on Sept. 20 as the Dudley Equine Center and Sanner Arena, is truly remarkable. The arena boasts a full set of bleachers for parents or caregivers to watch their riders take lessons as well as overhead heating, sprinkler and sound systems for year-round use. There are four oversized stalls and a wash station to house the equine staff as well as a fully-equipped tack room. The facility also has a classroom and lounge for horsemanship lessons and arts and crafts for riders.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
08
Oct

Bethlehem UCC to celebrate fall bazaar and bake sale

Bethlehem United Church of Christ is hosting their annual fall bazaar and bake sale, Saturday, October 11th, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Everyone is invited to participate and enjoy the sale which includes arts and crafts, plants, produce, baked goods, raffle, home decorations, white elephants and much more.  Raffle items include a crib quilt and framed prints. A delicious baked potato bar with the choice of chili, beef stew or traditional toppings and pie for dessert will be served throughout the bazaar.  Bethlehem UCC is located at 400 East County Road 37, Maple Lake.

Wed
08
Oct

Engagement: Henson-Nelson

 

Dave and Shelly Henson of Buffalo, along with Teri Nelson of Buffalo and Steve Nelson of Morton, are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Melony Henson and Samuel Nelson.
Melony is a 2010 graduate of Buffalo High School and a 2013 graduate of St. Cloud Technical Community College. She is currently employed at Huse Orthodontics in St. Cloud as a dental assistant.
Sam is a 2009 graduate of Buffalo High School and a  2011 graduate of St. Cloud Technical Community College. He is currently employed at Bolton Menk in Ramsey as a survey technician.
Their wedding will take place at  St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo on Oct. 18, 2014. The couple resides in Maple Lake.

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