A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers introduced a bill in the Minnesota House to raise the state tobacco sale age to 21. Minnesota would become the sixth state in the nation to pass a Tobacco 21 law, which aims to protect youth from tobacco addiction and prevent death and disease.
March 7 • Issued warning ticket for 24-hour parking/snow removal. • Caller reported threatening messages/phone calls; advised on OFP process. • Issued written warning for parking the wrong way and expired registration. March 8 • Perham merchant reported gas drive-off. • Incident took place outside jurisdiction; referred to appropriate agency. • Party verbally trespassed from local business; notice also sent via USPS. March 9 • Citation issued for speed.
In preparation for 2018 projects, the Perham Beautification Committee is seeking financial support. The Beautification Card has been a successful project over the past 10 years, allowing completion of many projects to enhance the community. Past projects include: Purchase of snowflake lights, tree trunk lights, holiday banners and winter planters. Welcome to Perham banners for retail shopping areas. Installation and maintenance of flower planters, tree gardens and other flower beds.
Empowering Kids is a new organization in Perham offering high quality and affordable preschool play groups, social skills classes and parent support services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related disorders. The mission of Empowering Kids is to empower children, families and the community by providing support and resources so that all children, with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related disorders, will live a life of hope, happiness, dignity and purpose.
Having spent over 50 years involved in school transportation in Perham, it was with interest that I read the article in the March 1 issue of the Focus about school bus drivers. It was especially interesting to read about Dennis Zitzow's school bus driving career. Dennis and Marilyn should be close to 100 years driving bus. It takes a special personality to be a school bus driver. Some years ago, I gave each driver a coffee mug on which it was printed, "Anyone can drive a car, but it takes someone special to drive a school bus."
On March 8, at 12:20 p.m., on Highway 10 at the intersection of Highway 87 in Hobart township, a Ford F150 drifted over the edge of the median, then over corrected resulting in loss of controlling rolling over. The driver, identified as Dennis Royal Cranston, 69, Sebeka, was transported to Perham Health with non-life threatening injuries.
The HUB project is a perfect example of the more things change, the more they stay the same. The HUB, according to the Focus, is groundbreaking, never been tried and no one will profit from it, says the Focus. Where do they possibly come up with this information? It is being dreamed up once again like the Golf course club house, ITOW, PACC, hospital and new school. All the things that are supposedly necessary and beneficial. These projects are started with tactics that are caustic to the community and shrouded in the cloak of community well being.
Guns, drugs, sex, and money—are they evil or good—what are they? Money can bless a family purchasing the necessities of life or ruin a family when it becomes a god (Mt 6:24). Sex within matrimony is beautiful and causes untold grief outside (Heb 13:4). Prescribed by a doctor drugs alleviate suffering but harm when used irresponsibly. Responsibly used guns protect life otherwise they do great evil. Inanimate objects have no intellect or will of their own. The issue comes down to the one using these gifts. Jesus addresses this when he says,
No one needs to be told that the senseless deaths of our younger generation is appalling. And it's because everyone reaches for the obvious as the only explanation for it that has me upset. Take the blinders off people! This situation wasn't created overnight. But there is more... In our immediate world there is a hard fought battle over a complex that could very well be the answer.
25 years ago • And the winner is...Landmark Liquor: After being known as "The Municipal Off-Sale" ever since time began (actually..."The Muni"), the city's off-sale now has a new name: "Landmark Liquors". That's the name chosen from the nearly 100 entries received in the "Name the Muni" contest sponsored by the City Council. The name was submitted by two different people, Dorothy Glander and Deborah Weller, who will share the prize of $50 in Perham bucks from the council.