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If you had asked Eve Honer a year ago what she planned to do after high school graduation, you probably would have received a typical high schooler response. What she’s doing now, however, is anything from typical and far from what she ever imagined herself doing.
Perham’s streets will sparkle with twinkling lights tonight when the Perham Lions Club 17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Perham Lion Linda Norby says this is such a popular event because it’s a long running tradition and a great way to kick off the holiday season in Perham. “It’s that time of year, it’s Thanksgiving. It’s when everyone comes together and it gets people in the Christmas spirit,” she said.
If you've been in the Perham high school and noticed the painted ceiling tiles, then you know they truly are works of art. Those pieces of art are up for auction with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Heart of the Lakes Elementary School art program. Carmen Kruzel, mother of Perham High School Senior, Erika Kruzel, who had the idea to auction the tiles as part of her senior project to raise money for the elementary art program, said there are currently 29 tiles on display at Whisk from Scratch that people can bid on or just buy outright.
Area youth and adults were recognized for their service and achievements at the annual East Otter Tail County 4-H Recognition and Awards Program on Sunday, October 29, at the New York Mills Extension Office.
Winter weather is here, which means it's time slow down on the roads, don't forget regular maintenance on your car, and make sure you have supplies in your car in case of an emergency. While winter driving can be challenging, preventing crashes comes down to driver behavior, according to Jane Neubauer, Otter Tail County Safe Communities Coalition Coordinator.
We all face hurdles and challenges in life, and no one is meant to take those challenges on alone. Esther Manz, founder of the nonprofit weight loss group TOPS recognized that back in 1948, and it motivated her to start the group. Pregnant with her fifth child, Manz observed in her group sessions meant to prepare women for childbirth, the power of mutual support in helping the women stay within their doctors guidelines for weight.
The Perham City Council met Monday night and approved a resolution to apply for funds that would allow the city to make repairs on the last segment of the city’s 8-mile truck loop. City Manager Jonathan Smith said this is the first step in the process to obtain the Local Road Improvement Program funds to improve Seventh Avenue Northeast.
Getting that trophy buck and stocking their own freezers with meat aren't the only reasons for hunters to be out in the predawn hours, helping friends and neighbors get enough to eat this winter is another reason some are on the hunt. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, has a program that allows Minnesota deer hunters to donate deer meat to food shelves and feeding programs.
While it may feel a little too early for Christmas decorations and music, one aspect of the holiday season that can never come too early is the giving part, and that's where programs like Operation Christmas Child come in. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization. During the project's National Collection Week (Nov. 13—20), local churches collect shoebox donations filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys for children living in poverty overseas.
How do you solve the problem of too much talent and only one play? Create two casts and have four shows. Problem solved. Perham High School Choir Teacher, Nikki Mattfield said she hadn't heard of this particular production, Children of Eden, until this past spring, but when she saw the music was by Stephen Schwartz, (known best for Godspell and Wicked), it grabbed her attention. That, plus the gospel-inspired music is jazzy and upbeat, and the way the play is structured it gives her the opportunity to use a large cast.