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Nutrition and cancer

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers, Today I am writing about a topic near and dear to my heart: nutrition and cancer or, more pointedly, nutrition myths and cancer. My clinical experience included 12 years of oncology nutrition in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Good nutrition can help prevent some types of cancer and,…

Talking pet anxiety with U of M

As people begin to head back into the office, dogs and cats that have adjusted to their owners’ presence for the last year will have their own set of adjustments to make. Anxiety at being left home alone can be real for many pets, particularly dogs. Kristi Flynn, DVM, an assistant professor at the Department…

Catholic Charities is open and in need of your support

Dear Friend, Over the course of the pandemic, Catholic Charities has continued to provide access to our essential services. In 2020, we served 44,251 people, bringing food, shelter, clothing, behavioral health services, and more to our neighbors. Now that Minnesota restrictions have been lifted, and with more people in our community getting vaccinated, we want…

Watkins/EV Senior Dining – June 21-25

Eden Valley meals are delivered to your home by volunteers before noon Monday-Friday. Please order at least one day in advance by calling Mary Lou at (320) 453-4407 to order a meal. Watkins meals can be picked up curbside at St. Anthony Manor before noon Monday-Friday or can be home-delivered by calling Chrissy Elton at…

The myth of normal

By Pastor David Buchs, Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fair Haven You have, no doubt, heard someone say over the last 15 months, “I can’t wait for things to get back to normal.” Maybe you’ve said it. And maybe you feel like we’re finally getting there. Normal means not having to wear a mask, not having…

Blood drive, July 14

The American Red Cross will be in Watkins from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the St. Anthony Church Social Hall. The need for blood is crucial. Please take the time to donate to save lives. There are many options to make an appointment: at the website redcrossblood.org, or download the Blood Donor App, or…

Peter Heid is on the move again

Peter has been hospitalized for 10 months with West Nile Virus. He continues to need trach and cough assist. Peter had very good physical and occupational therapy at St. Cloud Hospital where he has been for the last five months. He has gained strength in his lower body and left arm, but his right arm…

Kraut N Wurst 2021

This year’s Kraut N Wurst in Watkins will be Friday-Saturday, Aug. 6-7. The frog races are back this year, on Saturday following the tractor pull. New this year will be axe throwing, on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. Watch for more details as plans evolve.

Watkins/EV Senior Dining – June 14-18

Eden Valley meals are delivered to your home by volunteers before noon Monday-Friday. Please order at least one day in advance by calling Mary Lou at (320) 453-4407 to order a meal. Watkins meals can be picked up curbside at St. Anthony Manor before noon Monday-Friday or can be home-delivered by calling Chrissy Elton at…

Watch for caterpillar tents in fruit trees

By Katherine Gathje, Interim Extension Educator Fruit trees in the area may be showing signs of caterpillars eating leaves and forming “tents” in the forks of trees. These are signs of Eastern tent caterpillars which are native to North America and feed on fruit trees in late May and in June. These caterpillars are distinguishable…

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