January 2, 2011

Ranch Riders will hold a New Year celebration on Sunday, January 2, from 3-5 p.m. at Big Valley Ranch, Inc. warming lounge, 22076 East Burns Valley Road. A complimentary light supper will be served. Past celebrations and future horse riding activities will be announced and discussed. Past and present stablers, riders, family and friends are welcome to attend. Contact Gayle Goetzman at 454-3305 for additional information.

January 3

The Widowed Persons will meet January 3, at 1 p.m. (new time) at the Winona Friendship Center. There will be a brief business meeting followed by a speaker with information on the “Wellspring Singers.” There will be a lunch with time for fellowship.A special Executive Board meeting will be January 3, at 12:30 p.m. prior to the monthly meeting at the Friendship Center. The regular Executive Board will meet January 18, at 9 a.m. at the Country Kitchen.

Breakfast will be every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Country Kitchen. Dinners will be at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at Culvers.

January 6

Young At Heart will meet Thursday, January 6, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for Mass at 12:10 p.m. followed by a catered meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, lettuce salad, roll, dessert and drink. Cost of the meal is $3. Bingo will be played. If you can, bring a small prize for bingo. Please call Marge Zettel at 454-3433 no later than January 4, with your reservation and if you need a ride. You don’t have to be a parishioner to attend. All are welcome.

The Hiawatha Valley Marines will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday January 6, at the Winona Area Veterans Center. All Marines and Corpsmen who served with the FMF are encouraged to attend. The initial meeting of the HVM committee for Flag Day support of the Veterans Memorial Park will meet at 6:00 p.m. prior to the HVM regular meeting. The Toys for Tots results will be reviewed. Mike Troke will present information on the establishment of a Healing Water Chapter in the Winona area.

The Winona Clown Club will meet on Thursday,January 6,at 7:30 thebasement of the Odd Fellows Hall, 961 West 5th St., Winona.All interested persons invited to attend. For further information, please call 507-452-5364 or look us up at

The Whitewater River Watershed Joint Powers Board will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, January 6, at 9 a.m. in the Whitewater State Park Visitors Center.

January 10

The Stockton, Rollingstone, Minnesota City Watershed monthly board meeting to be held January 10, at 7 p.m. at the Stockton Community Center.

Narcotics Anonymous-Recovery from addiction is possible. For meeting times and locations, please contact us at 877-767-7676 or

Alcoholics Anonymous- we can help. 507-452-2348.

Overeater’s Anonymous meets Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at 1717 Service Drive ( Faith Lutheran Church). Many have found a solution.

Al-Anon Family Group Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., St. Augustine Room, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main Street. A 12-step fellowship for families of problem drinkers. 452-4445 for more information.

TOPS MN #263 Winona-New members welcome. Learn how to lose weight and keep it off. Wednesdays. Weigh-in between 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Meeting/program 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Callista Court, 1455 W. Broadway.

If you’re hurting after a divorce, you need the Rebuilding Program, open to men and women, not affiliated with any church or religious group. The group meets the first and third Sunday of every month from 6-8 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 259 West Wabasha Street, Winona. Questions: Call Gary at 608-345-2990 or e-mail:

Mental Illness: Family to Family Support Group meetings are the second Monday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Winona Health – Parkview Conference Room. The next meeting will be Monday, December 13. No fee just walk in and join us. Enter the hospital’s main door, turn right, at the hallway take another right. It’s the second door on the left. For more information call facilitator Helen Newell at (507) 494-0905. Cosponsored by (NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness-Winona affiliate and Project COMPASS.

NAMI Connection Support Group for adults recovering from mental illness meets weekly in Winona. The group is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota. Trained facilitators who are also in recovery lead NAMI Connection groups. The group meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m., at Timbers Restaurant (back dining room), 3rd and Huff St. For information contact Richard at 507-454-5472. Find more about NAMI’s free classes and support groups at 1-888-NAMI-Helps.

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