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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeks new VISTA partner sites


Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

Do you need an extra hand in creating capacity and support in your organization? Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is seeking proposals from organizations interested in hosting full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members. The AmeriCorps VISTA program is part of SMIF’s goal to create economic vitality through entrepreneur development. Members are engaged with nonprofit organizations to help with programs and services targeted towards diverse populations who are experiencing economic hardship.

The focus of VISTA members is on “Economic Opportunity”-enabling individuals to obtain or train for gainful employment. At the partner sites, VISTA members help build capacity, but do not engage in direct service activities. Their activities are designed to create a lasting impact on an organization’s ability to serve low-income communities. Additionally, VISTA members cannot be engaged in activities that could be considered replacement for a paid staff. VISTAs serve in 501(c) nonprofit organizations; educational institutions; faith-based organizations; tribal, state, and local government agencies to build organizational capacity for conducting anti-poverty work. Organizations that focus solely on advocacy and lobbying are not eligible.

The deadline for community partner site applications is January 15, 2015. This is a competitive application process, and SMIF will support five sites in the 20-county region. For guidelines and application, visit www.smifoundation.org or contact Pam Bishop (pamb@smifoundation.org) for more information.

About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in 20 Minnesota counties. The Foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and loans within the region during the past 28 years. SMIF’s key interests include early childhood and economic development. To learn more about our work and mission, visit www.smifoundation.org.

Becky's Food Tales

By Becky Hoff

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

I make my dog wear a Christmas sweater (and other holiday traditions) The Christmas season is such a crazy-busy time! Shopping, baking, travel plans, holiday parties, sending out cards- I could go on, but we all know what we have on our plates th ..... 
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Festive Christmas events planned at Historic Lenora Church

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
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During the Advent and Christmas Season, festive events are planned at the historic (1856) Lenora United Methodist Church located in the small Fillmore County Village of Lenora. The wood stove with crackle with heat on winter, snowy nights and the oi ..... 
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Happenings in Henrytown

By Winifred Eiken

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
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Josh Smith entertained Schultz family Sunday for brunch at Wings in Dorchester, Iowa in honor of his mom, Theresa Newgard’s birthday. Grandpa Gary and Gramma Pat were also guests of the family celebration. Diane Schultz (Mrs. Norman), Pleasant Grov ..... 
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Birth announcement - Maya Marie Olson

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Maya Marie Olson was born November 24, 2014 to Matt and Lindsey Olson of Chatfield. Maya weighed 6 lb, 14 oz and was 19.5” long. Grandparents are Bill & Diane Wojtkiewicz of Preston, Glenda Olson of Spring Valley.

Country Coffee Talk

By Jeanette Schmidt

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
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It’s time to put out the welcome mat and set the table for the birds. Winter in Minn. can be a difficult time for us and for our feathered friends with windy days and cold nights. Turns out bird feeding can be very enjoyable and therapeutic for us ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Mila Aryn Topness

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Mila Aryn Topness Mila Aryn was born October 24, 2014 to Aaron and Erin Topness of Lanesboro. Mila weighed 8 lb 3 oz and was 21 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Betty Ehler, Jim Ehler, and Gene & Vicky Topness.

Christmas musical drama presentation

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

“Christmas in Egypt” will be presented by the children of the Fillmore Free Methodist Church (in the village of Fillmore) on Sunday morning, December 7 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. About 30 children are participating in this musical drama present ..... 
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Historic Lenora United Methodist Church repairs chancel area

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
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The historic Lenora United Methodist Church is currently undergoing some repair work to the chancel - stage area to replace a few deteriorating floor joists. The floor boards were delicately peeled up to reveal the 1860’s workmanship undergirdi ..... 
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