Old-timers gather to reminisce about games gone by

by Mike Nistler

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It was a grand old day at Schneider Field in St. Joseph last Saturday as old-timers who once donned the hometown uniform gathered to relive memories.

Some took a few swings of the bat. Some brought their old uniforms and gloves. And others just swapped stories, shared laughs and had a great time.

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Fristad to start ’round-the-world mission trip

by Dennis Dalman

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Bethany Fristad of Sartell is about to set off on an around-the-world trip with extended stops in 11 countries for an 11-month period.

But it won’t be the typical sight-seeing pleasure trip – well, not exactly, anyway, although in one way it will be a pleasure trip because Fristad’s greatest pleasure is connecting with and helping others.

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All Saints Academy teacher Huls keeps faith in cancer fight

by Cori Hilsgen

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All Saints Academy teacher Susan Huls is keeping her faith as she battles Stage II breast cancer.

While chatting at lunch with her co-workers last Oct. 2, Huls felt a sudden semi-sharp pain under her left arm and also found some lumps. The next morning the pain was no longer bothering her, so she ignored it.

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Benefit set for woman in second cancer battle

by Dennis Dalman

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Amanda Stewart conquered colon cancer five years ago, and after a four-year respite during which she was cancer-free, she is now battling the disease again.

Friends, family and acquaintances will host a benefit for Stewart from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Moose Lodge in Waite Park. The event will feature a barbecue dinner, dessert bar, silent auction and photo booth. A free-will offering will be accepted.

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‘BRAsterpiece’ designed to bring hope to breast-cancer sufferers

by Dennis Dalman

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Bras, bras and more bras – of all shapes, sizes and colors – will be exhibited starting July 1 in a show entitled “BRAsterpiece” at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud.

“BRAsterpiece” is a play on words for “Masterpiece,” and its BRA stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness.

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Tyrants everywhere should heed Malala’s United Nations speech

The standing ovation received by Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations last week was a tremendous moment for humanity.

Yousafzai is the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was viciously shot in the head by Taliban thugs while she was sitting on a bus taking her to her school.

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Riley Petron carnival benefit set July 27

 by Cori Hilsgen

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Family and friends of Riley Petron, 2, have organized a carnival benefit from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Riley is the middle child of Jake and Sadie Petron, both age 25, of St. Joseph. He has an older brother, Landon, 4; and a younger sister, Isabella, 8 months.

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Could Trayvon Martin incident happen here?

This country is a bit uneasy these days following the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. His accussed killer, George Zimmerman, was aquitted of all charges by a six-person jury.

Zimmerman shot Martin, he said, in self defense, as he patrolled a neighborhood. He thought Martin was a thug. He said Martin attacked him and he shot to protect himself.

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