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Lansing joins staff

Stonewood Furniture, 1600 Maxwell Drive, announced that Kris Lansing has been added to the staff as an interior designer. She has an associate degree in interior design from Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn., three years of residential interior design experience and a family background in custom bedding and window treatment design going back three generations. Her work ranges from traditional to contemporary and everything in between. Lansing has been an allied member of ASID (American Association of Interior Designers) for five years and worked with clients throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. To contact Stonewood Furniture, call (715) 381-1200.

Contest has scholarship

Craig Hofland Allstate Insurance Agency and Citizens State Bank are co-sponsoring a Teen Safe Driving essay contest - the winner, selected May 30, will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used for post-secondary education. "Teenage drivers are more likely to be in a motor vehicle crash than any other age group," said Hofland. "We need to keep finding new and creative ways to keep this issue in front of our teenagers." The contest is open to drivers who have received their driver's licenses in the past 18 months and those who anticipate getting their licenses within the coming six months. The 500-1,000-word essay must include three components -- What do you consider safe driving tips? What do you do to be a safe driver? How do you promote safe driving to your peers? Deadline for submission is May 26. Entries can be dropped off, mailed or faxed to the Allstate Office at 2920 Enloe St. #102, Hudson. Entries will be judged by Bob Branson, Hudson High School driver education teacher. For more information, contact Hofland at (715) 377-0003 or fax (715) 377-0253.

3M volunteers earn donation

The 3M Foundation has donated $400 to Operation HELP to recognize two of its board members for volunteering: Jennie Boeder, a current 3M employee, and Les Berg, a retired employee. Together they donated more than 230 hours to Operation HELP in the 2007 calendar year. Boeder is a phone volunteer as well as board member, and Berg serves as the non-profit's treasurer, working on financial reports and mailing lists. The 3M Foundation donates $200 to eligible non-profit organizations for which a 3M employee or retiree volunteers 25 hours or more per calendar year.

Firm will fight cancer

The Pampered Chef and local representative Theresa Douglas are participating in the "Help Whip Cancer" program by offering a collection of limited-edition pink products. For each product purchased, The Pampered Chef will contribute $1 to support the American Cancer Society during the month of May. For more information, call Douglas at (715) 549-5252 or visit com.

RF faculty honored

Faculty and staff at UW-River Falls were recognized for their years of service to the state of Wisconsin at the All-Campus Service and Retirement Reception Thursday, May 1. Those honored from Hudson for their years of service were, 30 years, Kathryn Ernie, mathematics; 20 years, Jennifer Borup, social work, Timothy Nissen, sociology, anthropology and criminal justice, and Jos Vega, teacher education; 15 years, Kristin Tjornehoj, music; 10 years, Jodie Deshler, biology, and Steve Herrem, information technology services.

Wellness group meets

Wellness-related business members and practitioners are invited to the Wellness Group's regular meeting from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Hudson Wellness Center, located in the Monetary building at the corner of Carmichael and Hanley roads. Community members are welcome to attend and learn about wellness options available in the Hudson area. This month's featured speaker is Tammy Jackson, owner of Root-enerchi Yoga and Personal Training. Jackson works privately with clients in her St. Croix Valley studio to discover what programs and activities are most effective for them. To attend, or join the group, contact Tammy Schwartz at (715) 642-3360 or