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Court Queen Of Peace #1558

Court Queen of Peace met Sept. 26 after 5 PM Mass and light supper. Regent Joyce Risacher called the meeting to order with 23 members present, lead the flag pledge and thanked those who helped with the area workshop and Confirmation retreat. The opening prayer was a memorial for member Delia Larson who recently passed away in California. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. Financial secretary reported 8 memberships not paid.

Betty Palmer stated that 20 people enjoyed Bingo at the nursing home. Barb Surprenant talked about transgender issues, abortion and the 40 Days For Life which occurs Sept 27 to Nov. 5. Joanne Halbur explained the 100th year Fatima celebration to be held on Oct. 13 beginning at 8:30 with rosary, novena, Mass and refreshments. Rita Lear read thank you notes from seminarians and pass the dish for loose change. Marcie Cowan, Youth chair, showed the huge rosary that she and youth members made and will be used for recitation on Oct. 7 after the evening Mass. Prayer dates for Faith Formation were distributed.

It was voted that the Native American Women Project will move forward with a marker being placed at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Avoca. Several donations have been promised as well as a donation from Court Queen of Peace.

CDA Sunday is Oct. 15 at which time members will sit as a body, help with the various ministries, as well as serve coffee and rolls to the congregation. Volunteers from all 3 parishes will be available to distribute Gummi Bears, the Habitat For Humanity project. Confirmation students will receive a small gift on Nov.5. Creating Court Pals was discussed. No action was taken. Several volunteers agreed to help with decorating a Christmas tree at the museum. Daughters will wear white ribbons on Oct 29 in recognition of White Ribbons Against Pornography.

Thank you notes came from the Confirmation class, Patti Johnson and Irene Mulyck family.

The next meeting will be on Tues., Oct. 24 following rosary at 5 PM.

During the program Fr. Thein Nguyen answered questions about Fatima, cremation and exorcism.

A Community Conversation are We Prepared for a Permanently Older Society? 

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) will be hosting a Community Conversation on Wednesday October 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Southwest Regional Development Commission, 2401 Broadway Ave in Slayton.  The information gathered will be used to identify the policy issues individuals believe are most important to our future as an older society.

Please RSVP by emailing or calling 507-387-1256 x102.

Who should attend?  Residents of all ages, caregivers, service providers, elected officials, business owners, organizations and anyone that is aging.

MNRAAA, in partnership with the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is looking ahead to the year 2030.  As 2017 marks the year that baby boomers start turning 85, it is important for communities to begin a new conversation about what our future can be so all older adults and their families are supported and communities can thrive. It is truly a transformative time in our communities!

To learn more about MN 2030 visit their website at  You are also encouraged to provide input by completing a survey at

WHO: Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA)

WHAT: A Community Conversation

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Southwest Regional Development Commission, 2401 Broadway Ave, Slayton, MN

Visit our website at:

2017 Parade of Trees Expanding at the Dinehart Holt House

Get in the Holiday Mood at the Dinehart Holt House this season! 

Upon its creation in 1891, the Dinehart Holt House was the cultural heart of Slayton. Flora brought the first piano to the county and her daughter, Florence Holt, was the pianist and organist for the First Presbyterian Church for 40 years!  In their honor the 2017 theme for the Murray County Museum Parade of Trees is “The Music of the Season.” From “Angels We Have Heard on High” to “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree,” the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination run wild!

This year the entire house, upstairs and down, will be available to decorate in the luster of the holiday spirit. There will be at least sixteen indoor trees available. Organizations, businesses, and individuals are invited to help us by signing up to decorate a tree, or an outdoor porch. Maybe you want to create a breathtaking buffet display! This is great way to advertise your organization or business. 

We have several decorating options - choose one or more! 

• 16 indoor trees

• 2-3 Outdoor trees

• Elegant Dining Room Buffet

• 2 porches with railings

Decorating can start on Friday October 20th through Thursday November 9th. Reserve your spot soon by calling 507-836-6533 or email

A Holiday Open House is planned for Sunday Nov. 12, from 1-5 PM.

Widowed, Divorced or Separated??

Beginning Experience is offering a “Rebuilding” series for ten weeks beginning Oct. 16, 2017 through Dec. 18th. The Monday night sessions begin at 7:00 P.M. at the First Lutheran Church on Church in Marshall, MN.  Registration is held the first two Monday nights starting at 6:30 P.M.  Registration is then closed for that session.  There is a fee of $75 to cover the cost of materials.  This series is designed for those who are past the initial pain of losing a partner and are working to put their lives back together.  All dialogue is confidential and facilitators are individuals who have suffered a similar loss.  If you wish to pre-register or have other questions, contact:

Laurie W:507-829-6692 or

MaryAnn S:507-828-2866 or

Arm Knitting Workshop

Learn to knit using your arms as knitting needles! We will discuss techniques, supplies and project options, and discover the beautiful thick yarn that accompanies this art form. We will make an eternity scarf using this yarn in class. 

Tuesday, October 24 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Slayton Public Library. Class size is limited to 12 adults. All supplies are included in this free workshop. Class is taught by Minnesota artist Jen Anfinson. Call the Slayton Library at 836-8778 to register.

Wire and Bead Jewelry Making Workshop

Learn the art of using memory wire in jewelry making, from techniques, to supplies and helpful tips. Create a personalized, unique memory wire beaded bracelet for yourself. 

Monday, October 23 from 7:00 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. for teens age 15 and older, and adults. Class size is limited to 12. All supplies are included in this free workshop. Workshop will be in the Community Room of the Slayton Public Library. Class is taught by Minnesota artist Jen Anfinson. Call the Slayton Library at 836-8778 to register.