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Volunteers, like the gals who organize the day-old bread distribution, play an important role in the daily operations of Rambling River Center. Coordinator Missie Kohlbeck says she couldn't run the senior center without the help of volunteers.

Q and A: Rambling River Center depends on its volunteers

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April is Volunteer Recognition Month, but Farmington's Rambling River Center coordinator Missie Kohlbeck is thankful for her many volunteers every day. In 2011, 108 people volunteered 4,601 hours to the community's senior center.


Rambling River Center will host a volunteer recognition celebration April 19 to say thank you to all of those who helped in the last year. This week, Kohlbeck talked about how much she appreciates the work they do.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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