June 30, 2011 at 8:55 a.m.

Karl Oskar Days is right around the corner, buy a button, Safety Camp sign ups are now

Karl Oskar Days is right around the corner,  buy a button, Safety Camp sign ups are now
Karl Oskar Days is right around the corner, buy a button, Safety Camp sign ups are now

We have had quite a few calls about why readers have not received their County Presses lately. When we look into the problem, it usually comes down to the subscriber forgot to mail in their payment along with the blue card we mailed out in April. If this has happened to you and you are not getting your paper, we can easily get you up and running again with just a phone call. Just call us at 651-257-5115. We will take your payment over the phone and make sure the County Press is in your mailbox that same week. Thanks again for reading.

Remember, if you refer a new subscriber, we have a gift for you. You can choose between Saint Paul Saints tickets or tickets to ride the historic train in Osceola Wisconsin. Just tell the new subscriber to mention your name and we will contact you.

If you have a child who has just completed third or fourth grade, I have some summer entertainment that I guarantee they will love. I am referring to the Chisago Lakes Safety Camp. Safety Camp is on July 28 and is held at Camp Ojiketa in Chisago City. Best part of it all?  It's free. Kids are asked to bring a bag lunch.

What happens at Safety Camp? There is swimming, a bike rodeo, electrical safety seminar, a smoke house demonstration, a visit with a K-9 dog, a visit from a helicopter, weather safety seminar, service projects, an emergency vehicle parade and plenty of good times. There is a great graduation ceremony to end a long enjoyable day. Safety Camp is a one day camp that begins at 7 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.

Both of my children have taken part in Safety Camp, and trust me they talked about it for months after. They still wear their Safety Camp T-shirts.

Look for a sign-up sheet in the next Press and Search.

Are you ready for Karl Oskar Days? It begins in a few short days.

I keep reminding you to purchase your Karl Oskar Days button, but honestly folks, the button will save you money at events and stores as well as put you in a drawing for cash prizes. How can you go wrong with a $2 purchase? You can pick up a button at most places of business around town.

Need another chance to make some quick cash? Why don't you get your friends and try to crack the snuff box clues. The lucky finder of this year's snuff box will take home $250 if they are a subscriber to the County Press and own a 2011 Karl Oskar Days button. If they are not a subscriber, the prize is $150. Clues are posted daily beginning July 6 and can be found at Lindstrom Foods, Wally Carlsons BP, Lindstrom Antique Mall and the County Press. Remember, the snuff box can only be hidden on public property. So please do not go sifting through private property trying to find it. If you are searching on public property, please be respectful to the property and people in the area. Most importantly, good luck!

In this edition of the Press, you will find the 2011 Karl Oskar Days queen candidates. These are 11 of the nicest girls you would ever hope to meet. They will be competing in the queen pageant on Thursday, July 7 at the Chisago Lakes Performing Arts Center at the High School. You are invited to the ceremony that is always filled with great entertainment and usually some big laughs. If you have young daughters, bring them, they love to see girls that they have seen around the area standing on stage, before a large crowd.

Thursday night also brings the summer installment of Ladies Night Out. There will be wonderful deals and entertainment around town. Grab your friends and head to Lindstrom, you will be glad you did.

If you are of Swedish descent, there are some people that would love to talk to you. Sven Benediktusson and Rebecca Gilman have been awarded a grant to produce a play about emigrants called "The Emigrant Project". They would love to speak to locals with Swedish ties to incorporate personal stories to the play. The play, when completed, will be produced in Sweden and Chicago. Rebecca and Sven will be at the Lindstrom Library on Friday, July 8 from noon until 4 p.m. and on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. until noon.

Please look for a complete list of events in the next Search Shopper as well as next week's edition of the County Press.


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