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Member of the week: Essentia Health – Walker Clinic

The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents Essentia Health-Walker Clinic as the Member of The Week! Each week a new business will be featured as a “thank you” for being a part of our membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce please give us a call at 218-547-1313 and we will be happy to give you some more information!

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Essentia Health-Walker Clinic provides family medicine, mental health, dietary, pediatrics, Orthopedics & sports medicine services to the Walker community. With a staff of 10, the 5,300-square-foot clinic contains exam rooms, a large procedure room, lab and x-ray services. Essentia Health-Walker Clinic works closely with its sister clinics in Menahga and Park Rapids to assist patients with needed services. The Walker Clinic provides blood pressure checks, radiology services and digital mammography provided by DMS Imaging.

Essentia Health-Walker Clinic
110 D Michigan Avenue NW
Walker, MN 56484

Make an appointment:
218-732-2800

Member of the week: Thrivent Financial

The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents Thrivent Financial as the Member of The Week! Each week a new business will be featured as a “thank you” for being a part of our membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce please give us a call at 218-547-1313 and we will be happy to give you some more information!

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Our success as Thrivent Financial representatives is based on how well we help you achieve your goals.  Equipped with a range of products and services-which may include insurance, annuities and investments-we’ll help you create a strategy designed exclusively for you.  We specialize in the following areas:  Retirement Income Planning – Solutions for Businesses – Estate Strategies. 

Give us a call to set up a free consultation at 218-547-2798

Wounded Warrior Project – Hiawatha Beach Resort

 WWP – Hiawatha Beach Resort
2017Alumni weekend
May 12-14
Guided Fishing
Saturday AM & Afternoon
Enjoy a guided fishing trip with family or friends on 109,000 acre Leech Lake. All equipment is provided just step on board. Four hour excursion will put you on top some of Leech Lake’s hottest walleye beds. Six boats scheduled for your enjoyment. Sign up at activity counter.
Horse riding
Saturday
Jack Pine Stables has been in operation since 1998, serving special needs children & adults since 2000. We have eight well trained horses and many seasoned volunteer helpers. We will furnish helmets (required by our insurance) & you must wear sturdy shoes, not sandals. Horses do not intentionally step on toes, but it does happen. We look forward to you riding with us. Kris & Grant Oppegaard
Trap Shooting
Saturday Afternoon
North Star Sportsmen’s Club host you to a couple of hours of shooting trap. Shells provided by the Walker community, some shotguns available. The pistol range will be open but you must have your own pistol and ammo. Sign up at activity counter.
Leech Lake Guided Tour
Saturday AM & Afternoon
Enjoy a sight seeing trip with family and friends around Steamboat and Walker Bays. Granted no fall colors but a lot of beauty none the less. Once again just step on board, sit back and let one of Leech Lake’s finest guides show you the sights. Sign up at activity counter.
Jewelry Making – Beaded Earrings
Saturday
Participants create Swarovski crystal/gem earrings. Your unique design is another opportunity to create a lasting memento. Open to mothers and daughters. Your host Nancy Jacobson. Sign up at activity counter.
Biking – on the Heartland Trail
Saturday AM & Afternoon
Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Heartland trail. The scenic trail leads you through forests and lake side beauty. It is not uncommon to see wildlife along the trail or accidently stop at the local DQ. Sign up at activity counter.
Fishing Off the Dock
Saturday AM & Afternoon

If the weather turns south maybe a movie is in store. The Walker community will host you to a showing at The Bear Pause Theatre in Hackensack. Sign up at activity counter.
Meet & Greet / Bingo / Family Activities
Friday Evening
Kick off meal to meet the WWP Staff and each other. Sign up for activities, Enjoy some family fun with Tony Sauer leading Bingo. Family Art Project offered.
Golf
Saturday
Tianna Country Club, Long Bow Golf Course and the Wedgewood open up their facilities for you to enjoy 9 or 18 holes. Bring your clubs and delight in some of the Northlands finest golfing. Sign up at the activity counter.
Hay Rides
Saturday
The lodge aquarium is needing your help. 500 gallons of water but no fish. If you are under sixteen years old you are eligible to stock the tank. The MN DNR asks you to return walleyes and northerns to the lake. Bass season is not yet open. No sign up required.
SATURDAY NIGHT
WWP Program and Game Night!
Join the WWP Team & Hiawatha Staff for a highly FUN / slightly competative / High energy GAME NIGHT! We will play some old favorites, as well as teach some new … we want to send you home with some creative ideas for time with friends & family
Movie Passes
Saturday Afternoon

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Spring Wildflowers: Guest Blogger: Mary Nordeen

Spring Wildflowers

The spring wildflowers are getting ready to add a little color to the forest, making it a perfect time to get out on the trails. Currently, the April woods hold just a slight hint of color (including a little snow). Tree branches are tipped with pink-red buds, and small hints of green peek out from the dried leaves on the ground.

The earliest wildflowers, like pasqueflower, are subtle and may have already come and gone without much fanfare. April showers will bring up the next set of spring flowers to capture your attention.

Watch for bloodroot and hepatica popping up amid the hardwood forest. White bloodroot blossoms set out a bright signal flag that spring is here. Bloodroot has its name thanks to the red sap found in the stem and root. Large bloodroot leaves curl around the stem at night, and both the leaves and flowers open up with the sun and close at night.

Round-lobed hepatica has liver-shaped leaves that stay through winter. This provides a head start for the dainty flower that will pop up from under last autumn’s leaves. Flowers range in color from white, pink and lavender.

Large-flowered bellwort heralds in spring with a flashing twirled yellow petals. This is a tall flower that fills the woods with color. Wild oats, also called sessile-leaved bellwort, is a relative. Wild oats has a small, beautiful, pale-yellow flower. Finding wild oats is a bit like a treasure hunt.

Another northwoods favorite, the large-flowered trillium, litters the forest floor with large white blooms. Trillium, named for the very noticeable three-petaled flower, comes in four forms in Minnesota: large-flowered, nodding, drooping and snow trillium. Only the large-flowered and nodding trillium are found on the Chippewa National Forest.

Some of the more unusual spring flowers include Dutchmen’s breeches and jack-in-the-pulpit. This is another hardwood forest find.  Dutchmen’s breeches is named for the pantaloon-shaped white flowers that hang off the stem. The odd-flowers look like “laundry day in gnome-land” and only certain bumblebees can pollinate it.

Jack-in-the-pulpit is colored a deep forest green. This plant is great at camouflage, so keep an eye out for the three big green leaves. Kids love to find “Jack” (spadix) hidden behind the leafy curled pulpit.

Finally, a spring hike is not complete without walking past a group of wood anenomes.  Named for the Greek word anemos or wind, these soft white flowers literally bloom and bend with the spring winds and are considered good luck for the person walking by. Sounds like a great way to start the season!  Hope to see you out on the Chippewa National Forest trails this spring!

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Member of the week: Horseshoe Bay Lodge

The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents Horseshoe Bay Lodge as the Member of The Week! Each week a new business will be featured as a “thank you” for being a part of our membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce please give us a call at 218-547-1313 and we will be happy to give you some more information!

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Horseshoe Bay Lodge has been a hallmark on Leech Lake since the 1940’s. Changing hands over the years, the Anderson’s purchased it with the intention of reviving the resort’s history of world-class service with a new vision of creating a premier vacation destination.

“Horseshoe Bay can attract the guests that other Anderson’s resorts can’t accommodate,” says Warren. “A full restaurant/ lounge, heated indoor pool and hot tub, 40 acres of nature, 2600′ of sand beaches, plus luxurious accommodations for more than 300 guests set it apart from any place in Minnesota.”

The resort is designed to offer every convenience all within a close proximity to Walker and only three hours from the Twin Cities. Its level grounds and spacious, park-like layout ensure ease of mobility, privacy and ample room for large groups to enjoy fun times together.

Walker Area Food Shelf Needs YOUR Help

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Walker Area Food Shelf New Property Owners

 

This past year it was necessary for the Walker Area Food Shelf (WAFS) to look to the future as their 10 year lease ends in November at their current location.  The Food Shelf and the Clothing Depot are bursting at the seams, and more room is needed to better serve families and community.

 

Financial advice was obtained regarding their continuation to rent versus own.  They made a long term decision, and on February 21, 2017 purchased their own building.  The new location is at 8243 Industrial Park Road next door to Bi-Cap and Access North, and is currently being remodeled.  This will create a convenient hub in Walker for human service organizations serving the area. This property will nearly double the space and parking for the Food Shelf and The Clothing Depot.

 

This purchase did not require the Food Shelf to use any operating funds, and was made possible by three significant donations.  The Food Shelf was a recipient of the Super One  “Dash for Cash” fundraising event a few years back, and they received two legacy grants from estate family wills.  This was truly a blessing, and with reduced fees and interest from First National Bank of Walker their net mortgage amount will be about the same as their current rent.  This property provides lease space and monthly tenant income.

 

The Food Shelf Board felt it imperative their purchase be thoroughly and correctly explained as they need community help to complete the internal changes necessary to operate efficiently.  As they reached out to local contractors and vendors (Ric Cole Services, Ike’s Heating and Cooling, R W Electric, Nistler Flooring and Tyler’s Backhoe Excavating, they were over whelmed with their generosity and willingness to make this happen for the community.

 

  • Ric Cole has already started outstanding carpentry, working nearly pro-bono, and with all volunteer help.
  • Justin Isaacson reviewed their need for an additional furnace along with other heating and cooling requirements, and saved them thousands of dollars in procuring and installing what they needed.
  • Russ Wood, owner of R W Electric and previous building owner, is providing extremely affordable electrical work which is extensive with 8 freezers, 3 refrigerators and 2 coolers.
  • Roger Nistler has provided much needed expertise in removing carpet and glue along with loaning helpful equipment.  Nistler Flooring has also agreed to provide new commercial grade flooring at well below retail cost.
  • Tyler’s Backhoe Excavating and Dumpsters, Tyler Crowe provided two dumpsters to remove all the carpet and debris, and waived all costs.
  • Volunteers and with the Sheriff /Sentence to Serve, the carpet and glue has been removed (a horrible and difficult task), and the building is ready for new floor tile.

Every one of these business owners wanted to “pay it forward” in helping the food shelf help our neighbors in need.  They need to be thanked and supported.

 

Securing additional volunteers is very important to them now, as they have been leaning on a few people that came forward to help.  Their most heartfelt appreciation goes out to Doug Aird, Neal Bacon, Bill Carsten, Duane and Sherren Foss, Dan Goodwin, Harvey Hallett, Mark Joosten, Bev and Joe Jorland,  Greg Mehlhop, Fred Otto, Mike Pence, Sue Rezack, Rick Schmidke, Steve Swor, Carsten Watts, and the Sheriff for adding WAFS on the schedule for the Sentence to Serve.

 

Your help is needed:  They do not want to continue to place such a workload on a few, and are asking for additional volunteers.  The work yet to be finished includes placing additional sheet rock, taping and mudding (next priority), painting interior walls, installing new flooring, and then the move itself which will not be until late fall.  They generally work every Thursday starting at 8:30.   If you are able to provide any assistance, please email walkerfoodshelf@gmail.com or call 218-547-1313 (Walker Chamber of Commerce).  They will add your name to their list, and call ahead when certain work is coming up.  Please consider being apart of this community project.

 

Walker Area Food Shelf New Property Owners

 This past year it was necessary for the Walker Area Food Shelf (WAFS) to look to the future as their 10 year lease ends in November at their current location.  The Food Shelf and the Clothing Depot are bursting at the seams, and more room is needed to better serve families and community.

Financial advice was obtained regarding their continuation to rent versus own.  They made a long term decision, and on February 21, 2017 purchased their own building.  The new location is at 8243 Industrial Park Road next door to Bi-Cap and Access North, and is currently being remodeled.  This will create a convenient hub in Walker for human service organizations serving the area. This property will nearly double the space and parking for the Food Shelf and The Clothing Depot.

 

This purchase did not require the Food Shelf to use any operating funds, and was made possible by three significant donations.  The Food Shelf was a recipient of the Super One  “Dash for Cash” fundraising event a few years back, and they received two legacy grants from estate family wills.  This was truly a blessing, and with reduced fees and interest from First National Bank of Walker their net mortgage amount will be about the same as their current rent.  This property provides lease space and monthly tenant income.

 

The Food Shelf Board felt it imperative their purchase be thoroughly and correctly explained as they need community help to complete the internal changes necessary to operate efficiently.  As they reached out to local contractors and vendors (Ric Cole Services, Ike’s Heating and Cooling, R W Electric, Nistler Flooring and Tyler’s Backhoe Excavating, they were over whelmed with their generosity and willingness to make this happen for the community.

 

  • Ric Cole has already started outstanding carpentry, working nearly pro-bono, and with all volunteer help.
  • Justin Isaacson reviewed their need for an additional furnace along with other heating and cooling requirements, and saved them thousands of dollars in procuring and installing what they needed.
  • Russ Wood, owner of R W Electric and previous building owner, is providing extremely affordable electrical work which is extensive with 8 freezers, 3 refrigerators and 2 coolers.
  • Roger Nistler has provided much needed expertise in removing carpet and glue along with loaning helpful equipment.  Nistler Flooring has also agreed to provide new commercial grade flooring at well below retail cost.
  • Tyler’s Backhoe Excavating and Dumpsters, Tyler Crowe provided two dumpsters to remove all the carpet and debris, and waived all costs.
  • Volunteers and with the Sheriff /Sentence to Serve, the carpet and glue has been removed (a horrible and difficult task), and the building is ready for new floor tile.

Every one of these business owners wanted to “pay it forward” in helping the food shelf help our neighbors in need.  They need to be thanked and supported.

 

Securing additional volunteers is very important to them now, as they have been leaning on a few people that came forward to help.  Their most heartfelt appreciation goes out to Doug Aird, Neal Bacon, Bill Carsten, Duane and Sherren Foss, Dan Goodwin, Harvey Hallett, Mark Joosten, Bev and Joe Jorland,  Greg Mehlhop, Fred Otto, Mike Pence, Sue Rezack, Rick Schmidke, Steve Swor, Carsten Watts, and the Sheriff for adding WAFS on the schedule for the Sentence to Serve.

 

Your help is needed:  They do not want to continue to place such a workload on a few, and are asking for additional volunteers.  The work yet to be finished includes placing additional sheet rock, taping and mudding (next priority), painting interior walls, installing new flooring, and then the move itself which will not be until late fall.  They generally work every Thursday starting at 8:30.   If you are able to provide any assistance, please email walkerfoodshelf@gmail.com or call 218-547-1313 (Walker Chamber of Commerce).  They will add your name to their list, and call ahead when certain work is coming up.  Please consider being apart of this community project.

Walker Area Food Shelf New Property Owners

 

This past year it was necessary for the Walker Area Food Shelf (WAFS) to look to the future as their 10 year lease ends in November at their current location.  The Food Shelf and the Clothing Depot are bursting at the seams, and more room is needed to better serve families and community.

 

Financial advice was obtained regarding their continuation to rent versus own.  They made a long term decision, and on February 21, 2017 purchased their own building.  The new location is at 8243 Industrial Park Road next door to Bi-Cap and Access North, and is currently being remodeled.  This will create a convenient hub in Walker for human service organizations serving the area. This property will nearly double the space and parking for the Food Shelf and The Clothing Depot.

This purchase did not require the Food Shelf to use any operating funds, and was made possible by three significant donations.  The Food Shelf was a recipient of the Super One  “Dash for Cash” fundraising event a few years back, and they received two legacy grants from estate family wills.  This was truly a blessing, and with reduced fees and interest from First National Bank of Walker their net mortgage amount will be about the same as their current rent.  This property provides lease space and monthly tenant income.

The Food  Shelf Board felt it imperative their purchase be thoroughly and correctly explained as they need community help to complete the internal changes necessary to operate efficiently.  As they reached out to local contractors and vendors (Ric Cole Services, Ike’s Heating and Cooling, R W Electric, Nistler Flooring and Tyler’s Backhoe Excavating, they were over whelmed with their generosity and willingness to make this happen for the community.

Ric Cole has already started outstanding carpentry, working nearly pro-bono, and with all volunteer help.

  • Justin Isaacson reviewed their need for an additional furnace along with other heating and cooling requirements, and saved them thousands of dollars in procuring and installing what they needed.
  • Russ Wood, owner of R W Electric and previous building owner, is providing extremely affordable electrical work which is extensive with 8 freezers, 3 refrigerators and 2 coolers.
  • Roger Nistler has provided much needed expertise in removing carpet and glue along with loaning helpful equipment.  Nistler Flooring has also agreed to provide new commercial grade flooring at well below retail cost.
  • Tyler’s Backhoe Excavating and Dumpsters, Tyler Crowe provided two dumpsters to remove all the carpet and debris, and waived all costs.
  • Volunteers and with the Sheriff /Sentence to Serve, the carpet and glue has been removed (a horrible and difficult task), and the building is ready for new floor tile.

Every one of these business owners wanted to “pay it forward” in helping the food shelf help our neighbors in need.  They need to be thanked and supported.

Securing additional volunteers is very important to them now, as they have been leaning on a few people that came forward to help.  Their most heartfelt appreciation goes out to Doug Aird, Neal Bacon, Bill Carsten, Duane and Sherren Foss, Dan Goodwin, Harvey Hallett, Mark Joosten, Bev and Joe Jorland,  Greg Mehlhop, Fred Otto, Mike Pence, Sue Rezack, Rick Schmidke, Steve Swor, Carsten Watts, and the Sheriff for adding WAFS on the schedule for the Sentence to Serve.

Your help is needed:  They do not want to continue to place such a workload on a few, and are asking for additional volunteers.  The work yet to be finished includes placing additional sheet rock, taping and mudding (next priority), painting interior walls, installing new flooring, and then the move itself which will not be until late fall.  They generally work every Thursday starting at 8:30.   If you are able to provide any assistance, please email walkerfoodshelf@gmail.com or call 218-547-1313 (Walker Chamber of Commerce).  They will add your name to their list, and call ahead when certain work is coming up.  Please consider being apart of this community project.

 

 

 

 

Member of the week: Norseland Self-Storage

The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents Norseland Self-Storage as Member of The Week! Each week a new business will be featured as a “thank you” for being a part of our membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce please give us a call at 218-547-1313 and we will be happy to give you some more information!

Norseland

Norseland Self-Storage offers both 10×20 and 8×9 units at affordable prices to meet all your storage needs.

Conveniently located 1/8 mile south of the Northern Lights Casino.

Call or text Susan Ostlund at 612-655-7200 or email at sostlund@msn.com.

Share your stories on May 3 at the Green Scene

Next week we will be welcoming the crew from LakeTime Magazine in Walker, and they want to hear from you!

Join us May 3rd. 10am-11:30am in the Green Scene parking lot.

The founders of Lake + Co. are setting out to discover what makes northern Minnesota such a special place on earth. We want to know where to SHOP, EAT, PLAY, and STAY in your town. Join the Lake + Co. Road Show and show us what makes your lake town a destination to visit (and for a chance to be featured in our summer Lake Time Magazine issue!). We want to get off the beaten path to find the best of the best…the inside scoop…the true north. Pick up your free copy of the latest issues of Lake Time Magazine and Lake Bride Magazine and get free swag from The Lake + Co. Shop.

*Note: Qualification for being considered a ‘lake town’ does not actually require a large body of water. A small back yard pond, puddle, or even a cold drink can qualify. Remember folks: Lake Time is… a state of mind.

See you soon!

LAKE TOWN LINEUP

  • Walker – May 3
  • Park Rapids – May 3
  • Alexandria – May 3
  • Fergus Falls – May 4
  • Fargo/Moorhead – May 4
  • Detroit Lakes – May 5
  • Duluth – May 9/10
  • St. Cloud – May 12
  • Brainerd Lakes area – May 13
  • Hibbing– May 16
  • Ely- May 16
  • Grand Marais – May 17
  • Bemidji – May 19
  • Grand Rapids – June 2

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ABOUT LAKE + CO.

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Paw and Claws: Guest Blogger Jim Clark

It takes no human effort at all for solar energy to travel 93,000,000 miles from the sun to the earth, but, as our photo illustrates, getting it from our solar array into the electrical panels that allow us to connect to the power grid required a bit of oomph.
That is because wiring from the array needed to be pulled underground for about 100 feet so it could be tied into the power line feeding our building and pass through a meter that measures the electricity we are consuming and the electricity we are producing. It’s a lot of work, but every bit of power we produce off the grid is that much pow-er we do not need to buy.
By not overpowering our systems, we save even more electricity and, in doing so, make our system more cost efficient. The more efficient our system is, the less we spend on operations and the more resources we have to provide direct support for animals.
That is why we are also participating in a pilot study sponsored by the Center for Energy and Environment to ensure each electrical motor and each compo-nent of our electrical system is properly sized.

Freeman Solar array

 

And Now….We Build the Staff
Over the past year we have been working hard to build an animal rescue facility that will help us save animal lives, educate youth and help pets complete families. Now our efforts have become two-fold. Build the Building, and Build the Staff.
In April our job search will be well underway. Initially we will review applications for An Executive Director, a Director of Operations, and an Office Manager. Once we fill these positions, we will add line staff positions, and a Director of Grounds and Maintenance.
These positions will be supported by contract posi-tons, including a veterinarian for our shelter animals and one or two professional groomers. A strong core of volunteers will give lots of hands on attention to the animals and support our programming efforts, as well. So far over 45 individuals have expressed interest in volunteering at the shelter. This great turnout of vol-unteers will help us get our operation off to a good start. People who want to join our team of volunteers can simply go to our website and click the Volunteer Button to sign up. That will ensure you get on our vol-unteer list and receive information regarding the vol-unteer opportunities as they arise.

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Donating to Paws and Claws is easy. Just send a contribution by mail to:
Paws and Claws
PO Box 175
Hackensack, MN 56452
Or visit our website at:
www.pawsandclawsrr.org
Just click on DONATE
Own a part of the Legacy
Welcome
Dr. Ekholm
Dr. Steve Ekholm of Walker Veterinary Hospital will extend his veterinary practice to include serving and providing consultations in veterinary services to the animals and staff at Paws and Claws. Dr. Ekholm will oversee the animal health care at Paws and Claws with onsite services several hours each week. In addition he will work with our certified vet technicians by providing consultation as necessary to enable them to meet the health care needs of our animals when he is not onsite.
Dr. Ekholm has been practicing veterinary medicine in Walker, Minnesota since 1982.
Our positions will be announced in our local papers the week of April 3rd, 2017 and posted to our website by Friday, March 31. We will accept letters of application and resumes for the first set of positions through April 14th with interviews to follow until positions are filled. We are striving to have our first hires on board shortly after May 1, 2017.

Do You Believe In Dog Bed Fairies?

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By Jim Clark
If you don’t believe in dog bed fairies or angels you can see, or the ongoing goodness of people who love ani-mals I offer you this…
About a month ago I received a telephone call from Nancy Freeman, a local business owner from Walker, MN. She was at a buyers’ show representing her local-ly renown Lundrigan’s Clothing Stores. She told me she had purchased three boxes of a book titled Is it True, They Call You the Dog Bed Fairy?, an 18-page book that shares things shelter dogs think after receiving their very own new dog bed. She explained that pur-chasing a book makes you a dog bed fairy because, for each $10 book sold, $7 goes towards the purchase of dog beds for animal shelters.
This humanitarian promotion, she explained, is spon-sored by Farm House Fresh, makers of award winning personal care and spa products. Nancy shared that she had recommended Paws and Claws to be a recipi-ent of dog beds from Farm House Fresh. Two weeks, one email and one phone call later I spoke with Scott, the Farm House Fresh Marketing Director, who pledged to support Paws and Claws shelter dogs through the donation of high value, commercial quality dog beds.
I now believe in dog bed fairies, angels I can see, and especially in the goodness of people like Nancy and the gang at Farm House Fresh who love animals. Please check out their website at-www.farmhousefresh.com and search for dog bed fair-ies. It will make you a believer, as well.
UW Shelter Medicine Program provides Expertise to Paws and Claws
Thanks to a recommendation of a national foundation, Paws and Claws is now working with the highly re-spected and nationally known Shelter Medicine Pro-gram at the University of Wisconsin. We have been in
consultation with Dr. Rebecca Stuntebeck who is helping us develop good shelter protocols. She has also connected us by referral to the ASPCA for sup-port in the area of Organizational Development.

Maddi Knows…
…Nothing just happens
By Jim Clark, Executive Director
Once we became the proud owners of Maddie, it didn’t take long for our family to learn that providing a good home for your pet doesn’t just happen. It actually takes plan-ning and a good deal of teamwork to ensure that the outcome of pet ownership is everything you hoped it would be.
The same is true with building an animal shelter. We know what we want the outcome to be, but achieving that requires a good deal of planning and working together to ensure we can make that happen.
The people in the photo above are some of the con-tractors who have been doing just that since our pro-ject began. By holding bi-weekly planning sessions throughout our building process we have been laying the groundwork for a successful project since well before the first shovelful of dirt was launched into the air during our groundbreaking ceremony. That plan-ning and team collaboration now has us heading down the home stretch in a building project that is rapidly becoming Paws and Claws Rescue and Resort.
Do You Believe In Dog Bed Fairies?
By Jim Clark
If you don’t believe in dog bed fairies or angels you can see, or the ongoing goodness of people who love ani-mals I offer you this…
About a month ago I received a telephone call from Nancy Freeman, a local business owner from Walker, MN. She was at a buyers’ show representing her local-ly renown Lundrigan’s Clothing Stores. She told me she had purchased three boxes of a book titled Is it True, They Call You the Dog Bed Fairy?, an 18-page book that shares things shelter dogs think after receiving their very own new dog bed. She explained that pur-chasing a book makes you a dog bed fairy because, for each $10 book sold, $7 goes towards the purchase of dog beds for animal shelters.
This humanitarian promotion, she explained, is spon-sored by Farm House Fresh, makers of award winning personal care and spa products. Nancy shared that she had recommended Paws and Claws to be a recipi-ent of dog beds from Farm House Fresh. Two weeks, one email and one phone call later I spoke with Scott, the Farm House Fresh Marketing Director, who pledged to support Paws and Claws shelter dogs through the donation of high value, commercial quality dog beds.
I now believe in dog bed fairies, angels I can see, and especially in the goodness of people like Nancy and the gang at Farm House Fresh who love animals. Please check out their website at-www.farmhousefresh.com and search for dog bed fair-ies. It will make you a believer, as well.
UW Shelter Medicine Program provides Expertise to Paws and Claws
Thanks to a recommendation of a national foundation, Paws and Claws is now working with the highly re-spected and nationally known Shelter Medicine Pro-gram at the University of Wisconsin. We have been in
consultation with Dr. Rebecca Stuntebeck who is helping us develop good shelter protocols. She has also connected us by referral to the ASPCA for sup-port in the area of Organizational Development.
We Have Come A Long Way Since October
The photo at right shows the first aerial photo taken of our building back in October 2016 by Bruce’s Concrete. This week Bruce’s Concrete took a couple of updated shots. What a difference a few months make!

Aeiral from South Arial from North Full Front with Solar

Member of the week: Lake Country RV, Inc.

The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents Lake Country RV, Inc. as the Member of The Week! Each week a new business will be featured as a “thank you” for being a part of our membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce please give us a call at 218-547-1313 and we will be happy to give you some more information!

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Meet Bob and Dodie – when it comes to RV’s we are here to help.  With over 50 years of experience in the RV industry, our sales department will help you to make decisions that will affect the comfort of your investment.  We listen to what you want in your new or used home away from home.  We will help you find a floor plan that will meet your specific needs.  When it comes to service, our expert technicians know all of the ways to maintain your new unit for years of enjoyment by you and all of your guests.  We maintain and service the units we sell; you can relax in comfort knowing, should any emergency arrive.  We are here to help you, we will strive to keep your vacation relaxing-the way it is meant to be.  For the best service, buy where you play!

Sales of new & used travel trailers, 5th wheels, destination trailers, used motorhomes and used camping trailers.  We have a large RV parts store and are having our 15th Annual Spring Sale NOW thru April 30th.  MN Hwy 34 West & Jct. Lake May Road NW, Walker

Open Monday thru Saturday

www.lakecountryrv.com

218-547-3381