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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.
FFA, 4H, beef cattle showmanship and now Jr. Beef Ambassador is one more thing Britney Loerzel can add to her growing resume, as one of the newest members of the 2017-2018 Minnesota Beef Ambassador team. "I wanted to try out for it because I want to learn how to get up in front of people and speak and meet people," Loerzel said. The Beef ambassador program is a collaboration with the goal of getting youth involved in the beef industry to become the next generation of spokespeople according to Royalee Rhoads, Minnesota Beef Council Industry Relations Director.
All dressed up with places to go on Halloween night, Trunks for Treats in Perham and Tables for Treats in Richville gave kids plenty of opportunities to fill their Halloween bags with goodies.
When Kim Anderson's two youngest children started kindergarten, she didn't think school would be any different for them than her four other children. But when they showed signs of having difficulties with beginning sight words, Anderson knew something wasn't right, and the family's journey and advocacy for families dealing with Dyslexia was about to begin.
Marnie Whitehead may not have grown up in Ottertail, but she has a love for the community and the people in it that suggests she did, which is why she is so passionate about the Pumpkin Festival Fundraiser that raises money to help children in the community. When she and her husband bought the Williams Company Store and Deli in Ottertail in 2014, they decided to take on the duties of organizing the Pumpkin Festival.
It's a bit of weird spot to find yourself in, when it's your parents who all of sudden need your help more than you need theirs. Perhaps there is the realization that they need more help than you can provide, or the home they live in isn't the right place anymore. It can be tough when the time comes to find either in-home care or even assisted living for them - it throws a person into a whole new world they never knew about and adult children may need a life line.
The Rocking Horse Cafe is hosting Tables for Treats October 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Richville and invites everyone in the community to come out and enjoy games, goodies and prizes with friends and neighbors. Cafe owner Sandy Fithen said this is the second year she’s hosted the event as Tables for Treats, the first year it was called Trunks for Treats. The idea is families each have a table that’s decorated and hand out candy.
Five Perham High School seniors participated in the 29th Annual NDSU High School Choral Festival held October 8-9, at North Dakota State University in Fargo. The festival is an opportunity for students from high schools around Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to experience performing together.