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• The Utica Area Cancer Research fundraising committee will have its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Utica School, South Center Street in Utica. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, applesauce, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds are donated to the Eagle’s CancerTelethon for cancer research.

• RideAbility’s annual "Nathan Schmidt Memorial Fundraiser" will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in Red Wing. There will be a buffet lunch and silent auction in the Capri private dining room at Treasure Island Resort, north of Red Wing. Tickets are $25 each. RideAbility is a nonprofit organization providing therapeutic horseback rides for disabled persons and their families. For tickets, call Jeanie at 356-8154.


• Joseph Murray, a Mayo Clinic professor of gastroenterology, spoke at the 29th annual Celiac Sprue Association conference in Green Bay, Wis. He discussed the consequences of celiac disease and associated diseases. Celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten, which reduces the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. The association says one out of 130 people test positively for celiac disease.


• Two boy scouts from Troop 97 of Rochester have earned the Eagle rank, the highest in Boy Scouts of America.

Mark Wellner, son of John and Kay Wellner, supervised the planting of shallow willow stakes as a conservation project for the city for his eagle project. He is a member of Order of the Arrow, an honorary camping society connected with scouts. He is a junior at Century High School, where he is manager of the varsity football team.

David Gloe, son of Christopher and Karna Glow, has been senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, and patrol leader in the troop; he is a member of Order of the Arrow. For his eagle project, he coordinated the building of a ropes course wall at Camp Victory. He graduated from Century High School last spring and attends South Dakota State University.

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