Area Notes

Area representatives sought for student exchange programs

World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking an area representative to provide local program support to high school students from several countries around the world.

Area representatives screen potential host families, plan annual orientations, meet with local high schools and provide support and counseling for participants while visiting with exchange students and families on a monthly basis. On-going training is provided and representatives are reimbursed for their expenses. Representatives should enjoy fostering international friendships, be community-minded and enjoy working with teens.

To become involved please call World Heritage at 1-866-939-4111 and visit for additional information.

Navigation aids, buoys out of county lakes

Washington County boaters should be aware that navigation aids and buoys have been removed from county lakes for the season, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Boaters are reminded to use extra caution when traveling unfamiliar waters. Because recent cool weather has caused lake water temperatures to drop significantly, boaters and their passengers are encouraged to wear life jackets at all times.

Navigation aids and buoys will be placed in county lakes before the 2013 fishing opener.

Lakeview Bridge marathon seeks players

The Lakeview Foundation bridge marathon fundraiser still needs players for its fall and winter season, according to marathon chairwoman Barb Dahlke.

Openings are in regular daytime, evening couples, evening women’s and men’s pairs, Dahlke said. Play begins in mid-October and runs through mid-April. The format is 20 hands, played bi-monthly at the participant’s convenience.

The late Bonnie Nutting started the marathon was started 50 years ago by as a way to raise money for the Lakeview Foundation scholarship fund that helps St. Croix Valley residents studying health-care fields and provide a way to promote the game of bridge, Dahlke said.

Registration is required by Oct. 3 and can be done by calling Dahlke at 651-439-4162.