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The Horticulture Display Garden at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) is home to thousands of annual flowers, trees, shrubs, and perennials, all of which are beautifully landscaped for visitors to enjoy. The Garden is open daily from dawn until dusk; admission is free. Annual Flowers
The annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger®Food Drive is Saturday, May 12. Local letter carriers will be leaving grocery bags and postcard reminders in mailboxes this week. On Saturday place non-perishable food items in a bag by your mailbox, and your local letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to a local food shelf like the Stevens County Food Shelf. It is the largest, nationwide food drive in the United States, and spans all 50 states and several territories. All donations collected in Stevens County will stay in this community.
Each Minnesota winter is different from the next, which makes it difficult to determine the likelihood of winter kill for perennial plants. A cold winter does not necessarily mean that we will have winter kill, and a warm winter does not mean that we will have less winter kill. Let's see what we can learn by looking back at some historical weather data.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 SKATING WITH SANTA at the Lee Community Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Open skate to Christmas Music. Santa will be there from 6:30 to 7:30. VFW POST AND AUXILIARY CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Old No. ! Southsided. A short business meeting starts at 3:30 with a potluck supper to follow. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE at 7 p.m. at Federated Church in Morris. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments and fellowship to follow.
-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 MORRIS HOLIDAY STROLL includes many events, such as bake sales, demos, and a craft sale, downtown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MORRIS SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS BAZAAR with Bake Sale, Crafts, Quilt Raffle, morning coffee and rolls, and BBQ and Egg Salad sandwiches, soup and pie lunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. RYAN WINTHER BENEFIT will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Herman Community Center. The event includes steak sandwiches, silent and live auctions, and live music following the benefit. MONDAY, DECEMBER 4
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 TURKEY BINGO, a fundraiser for the Hancock Students going to DC/NY, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hancock School Gym. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes a meal of grilled pork chops, a bake sale and a raffle MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
The West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), Morris, has a long-standing reputation for providing value-driven and evidence-based agricultural outcomes not only for Minnesotans but also for the greater region. We continue to seek ways to mitigate challenges that face agriculture and producers, which leads us to two exciting research projects for 2018: studying organic swine production, and recycling runoff. Organic Swine Production
SATURDAY "RETURN TO GRACE: LUTHER'S Life and Legacy" will be shown for free at 2 p.m, Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Morris Theatre. GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH PRESENTATION by "UMM Reference Librarian Peter Bremer. Bremer will give a presentation titled "Hidden Gems: Overlooked Genealogical Resources on the Web" at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 at Rodney A. Briggs Library in room #350A on the UMM campus.. Free online tools will be highlighted. Afterwards time will be given for personal family research. Everyone is welcome." SUNDAY
The struggles, failures, and pressures are what made the project such a valuable learning experience. I got to work with some great people and create some software that I was proud of."— Laverne Schrock '17 Students taking Software Development at the University of Minnesota, Morris gained hands-on experience when they developed an application for the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) earlier this year. Rolling out this month, the app allows visitors to WCROC's Horticulture Display Gardens the chance to rate and comment on flowers they're viewing.