Memorials to “Grandma” Arlene, “Grandpa” John presented to Fertile-Beltrami School

(Article and photos courtesy of Laurie Swenson and the Fertile Journal) Although both have passed on, more than memories of two Foster Grandparents can be found at the Fertile-Beltrami School. In the pre-school classroom, five sets of Early Scholastic Readers were given in memory of Arlene Edlund. In the school library, a colorful painting serves

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Congratulations Grandma Dianne!

Congratulations Grandma Dianne! FRIENDS OF EDUCATION were honored at a celebration in Thief River Falls. Lake of the Woods School Teachers picked Dianne Turgeon to receive this honor.  Dianne lives in the Baudette area. She volunteers her time as “Grandma Dianne” to Kindergarten students. She enjoys listening to them read, helps them learn how to

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Tri-Valley Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs Hold Recognition Luncheon

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs held its annual recognition luncheon at the Crookston Eagles Club on Wednesday, October 8. The event acknowledged the hard work and dedication provided by so many generous individuals. All volunteers were recognized from new enrollees to those who have provided an outstanding 23 years of

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Tri-Valley Services Work Together to Benefit Volunteers and Those Who Benefit from Them

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.’s numerous programs and services serve thousands of individuals in our local communities and throughout Minnesota and even into North Dakota. The programs also work together to ensure their volunteers can get to those who utilize them. A perfect example of this is the collaboration between Tri-Valley’s Transportation Program and its Senior

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Age Is Just a Number

Courtesy of Thirteen Towns, Fosston, MN Grandma   Pearl   gives a whole new meaning to “Meeting the Rule of Ninety.” The Rule of Ninety is a formula used to determine retirement benefits in the teaching profession. When the number of years of service combined with your age totals ninety years, you can qualify for full pension

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‘Grandmas’ find each day is rewarding in its own way

Story courtesy of Jess Bengtson (Crookston Daily Times) http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131108/NEWS/131109632 Washington Elementary in Crookston has two extraordinary ladies who are part of the Foster Grandparent program. They come to Washington to help the children during and after school with reading, writing, and art projects. All teachers say these Grandmas are a “blessing.” Grandma Addie Woinarowicz started

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Tri-Valley Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs Hold Recognition Luncheon

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs held its annual recognition luncheon at the Crookston Eagles Club on Wednesday, October 9. The event acknowledged the hard work and dedication provided by so many generous individuals. All volunteers were recognized from new enrollees to those who have provided an outstanding 22 years of

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