All are welcome to attend the annual vigil at the Angel of Hope Memorial Park, Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00 pm. The park is located at the corner of 3rd Ave and 6th Ave NE in Perham.
The Vergas Looneys Relay for Life team will present the second annual "A Christmas Gathering" concert and bake sale December 3, from 2-4 pm at the Vergas Event Center. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. This year's performers include the Band of Faith. They are a group of musicians that come from throughout the area to get together weekly in Pelican Rapids. The brass and woodwind band is under the direction of Mike Nettestad.
You're the best, you know that? Throughout this crazy, politically charged year, you are still reading your local newspaper. Even if you're reading this off social media, it's still us - you're still reading the paper, and we love you for it.
Monday, November 6 7:48 a.m. Responded to Perham business for alarm; all okay 2:05 p.m. Assisted Otter Tail County Child Protection 4:28 p.m. Moved a straw bale partially blocking roadway 7:55 p.m. Received report of suspicious person; transported for evaluation 9:28 p.m. Unlocked vehicle without incident Tuesday, November 7 1:40 p.m. Perham business reported receiving forged check 1:58 p.m. Vehicle crash in private parking lot; no injuries 2:25 p.m. Vehicle crash in private parking lot; no injuries
The Tri-County Health Care Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is championing a Stop the Bleed initiative in Wadena, Todd and Otter Tail counties. The goal is to provide free resources and education to the public on how to stop life-threatening bleeding following an emergency or man-made or natural disaster. "Major bleeding is the second-leading cause of death from injuries," said Mike Ittner, Tri-County EMS manager. "However, anyone can save a life at a scene if they know what to do."
The New York Mills Community Carnival is coming up this Friday, Nov. 17, with doors opening at 4 p.m. and closing at 7 p.m. This year's event will fill two gymnasiums at New York Mills School with 21 games, three inflatable bouncy houses, thousands of prizes, more than 100 silent auction items, food and more. Back by popular demand will be an obstacle course, face painting, a fish pond, Plinko, a photo booth, mini golf, a football throw and more. Look for new games, too, including Corn Dig and Bean Bag Toss.
Rumor has it that the Perham United Methodist Church (PUMC) is closed. Nothing could be further from the truth. To paraphrase Mark Twain, "The reports of the church's demise are greatly exaggerated." The church is alive and not just well, but thriving in its 135th year.
Volunteers, non-profit program managers and donors were on-hand to help United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena counties kick off the Perham Area United Way Campaign at Heart of the Lakes Elementary school. This event was one of many for the four-month fundraising drive to raise money for more than 40 local health and human service programs serving residents in Otter Tail ard Wadena counties.
The Youth Outreach scholarship committee of Lions District 5M9 is offering up to nine, $1,000 college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. The application deadline is November 15, 2017. Students must be in their final two years of college and have a major that leads to a career in working with youth. To be eligible the students must have graduated from a high school that is within Lions District 5M9 or their home is in District 5M9.