Fr. Oberts (Submitted photo)

Fr. Dave Oberts

On May 25, the cluster parishes of Our Lady of Lourdes, Dobie; Holy Trinity, Haugen; and St. John the Evangelist, Birchwood; celebrated Fr. Dave Oberts’ 45th ordination anniversary. Parishioners organized a celebration after Mass at St. John; in lieu of gifts, Fr. Oberts encouraged his flock to donate to his favorite charities. More than $3,000 was collected and will be distributed to St. Joseph Catholic School, Rice Lake, and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, Ladysmith. Fr. Oberts was ordained May 24, 1969. (submitted photo)