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HT Oct. 23 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Chicken Strips, Dinner Roll, Baked Beans, Fruit, Milk

3:30 – FB practice at LP

3:30 – CC practice at LP

7:00 – VB Sections – A – Cleveland – bus leaves at 4:45 – good luck to team

Those of you going to Sharing & Caring Hands tomorrow need to get your permission slip turned into Ms. Jones today if you have not already done so.

The football team will have their first section qtr. final tomorrow night at Lester Prairie at 7:00pm. Good luck to them.

We will be counting marathon money tomorrow so if you have some to turn in please get it turned into the office. Nest Tuesday, Oct. 31 will be our last turn in day.

10th graders are reminded to get your permission slips for the Career Fair turned into Mr. Kapping ASAP.

A rep from Winona State University will be here at 10:30 on Wednesday to meet with interested students.

HLWW School Board to discuss Wright Technical Center

WRIGHT, McLEOD COUNTIES, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, Oct. 23 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is discussion about the Wright Technical Center in Buffalo.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Look for coverage in the Friday, Oct. 27 edition of the Herald Journal.

HT Oct. 17 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Stuff Crust Pepperoni Pizza, Carrots, Fruit, Milk

A reminder to students to get your lip sync items cleaned up behind stage – all items need to be put back where you got them or take them home.

There will be a Junior High Knowledge Bowl meeting today during lunch in Mrs. Simmons room.

3:30 – FB practice at LP

3:30 – CC – A – Tri-City United – bus leaves at 12:50 – runners excused at 12:40

4:15-5:30-7:00 – VB – HLP – Buffalo Lake-Hector- Stewart

There will be a rep from Ridgewater College here tomorrow at 11:00am to talk to interested students.

We will have mass tomorrow at 8:15. Please wear your marathon t-shirt and you may also wear jeans. We will have service day after lunch. Please remember to bring rakes and gloves and put your name on your rake.

There will be a fan bus going to the football game tomorrow night at Mayer Lutheran. Please sign up at the office if you are going. The cost is $7.00 and the bus will leave from HT at 5:35

Students interested in going to the youth night pizza and bowling this coming Saturday, Oct. 21st should sign up at the office and pick a permission slip. Money and slip is due in by this Wednesday, Oct. 18th.

Please get your Halloween BASH money and permission slips turned in as soon as possible.

United Way fund drive coming to Lester Prairie mailboxes

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – United Way of McLeod County encourages citizens to “be the change” during its annual fund drive this fall. Lester Prairie residents can expect to receive donation information in their mailboxes shortly.

Local dollars donated are used with partner agencies and programs addressing established needs in Lester Prairie and McLeod County.

Wright County Sheriff issues scam warning

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has issued a scam warning to retailers throughout the county, stating in a press release that fraud, scams, and identity theft continues to be a growing problem, evident by reports being filed in the county and surrounding communities.

Many people reporting scams to the sheriff’s office have either fallen victim to or have been targeted by scammers. Many other victims do not report becoming a victim of a scam because they may be embarrassed that they fell for a scam in the first place.

Suspects committing these crimes are many times not only outside of Wright County, but outside of the United States, making the investigation into these crimes extremely difficult. Suspects often use untraceable phone numbers and email addresses, and have become more and more creative in covering their tracks.

These scams have many commonalities. One of the most common ways a scammer requests to be paid is via gift cards because they are not easily traced and can be used anywhere, including online. These cards can vary between prepaid debit cards to cards for online merchants such as iTunes, Amazon, and Google. Many victims of scams will often be directed by the suspect to purchase several thousands of dollars worth of gift cards and then send the gift card numbers as payment. The use of gift cards is not just limited to scams but also the most common form of purchase by persons utilizing fraudulent credit cards. Many times suspects utilizing fraudulent or stolen credit cards will purchase large amounts of gift cards using several different cards until one is accepted.

The sheriff’s office is asking all retailers to remain aware of these criminal activities and to report any suspicious activity to the sheriff’s office or local police department. If retail employees notice someone purchasing a large amount of gift cards, they may be dealing with a victim of a scam. Oftentimes, victims are members of the older population. Many of the victims do not realize they are victims until after they have made payment to the suspect and, by then, it is often too late to help them get their money back.

Members of the public should not be afraid to ask questions or call law enforcement if needed. All employees should be given this information and reminded they may be able to help a victim of a scam by simply asking them if their purchase of gift cards is being made willingly or directed by someone else. If an individual feels there may be a victim or a scam in a store and is not comfortable asking them these questions, he or she may call the sheriff’s office or local police department.

The sheriff’s office appreciates the public’s assistance regarding this very important matter.

Safe Routes to School presentation at Tuesday’s Winsted City Council work session

WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Tuesday, Oct. 17 Winsted City Council work session is a Safe Routes to School presentation. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of city hall.

The regular meeting will follow, starting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Friday, Oct. 20 edition of the Herald Journal.