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Reza, a master magician and illusionist, will be performing at Thumper Pond in Ottertail on Friday, Feb. 22. Doors open at 7 p.m. with showtime at 7:30 p.m. Reza has made his presence felt in the world of illusion since a very young age, after being inspired by a magic show in his hometown of Brookings, S.D. at age seven. By the age of 14, Reza was landing significant gigs at resorts and large corporations across the Midwest.
Catfish, gator, Louisiana jambalaya and Bourbon Street meatballs are just a few of the New Orleans-style dishes on the menu at this year's Ottertail Lions Mardi Gras. Food like this is hard to find in Minnesota. This rare chance to test your taste buds will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Ottertail Community Center. Following a social hour, a buffet will be held from 6-8 p.m. There will also be games, prizes, horse races and a full service bar. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. All proceeds will go to the Lions' major charitable causes.
The Perham Area Community Center will be offering a workshop called, "Weaving Your Stress Away" on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. This rug making class will teach participants not to let anything go to waste, using old clothes as the fabric to make new rugs. Instructor Jo Anne Flom will demonstrate how to make a twined rug and an Amish braided rug made of recycled blue jeans. This is an opportunity to learn how to turn those old jeans into a work of art, while recycling at the same time. After class, there will be a sign up for instructor-led twined rug making classes at the PACC on Feb.
Emily Williams-Wheeler, an artist from Fargo, N.D., is exhibiting her oil and acrylic paintings and mixed media work at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center gallery now through March 16. It is rare to find a painting by Williams-Wheeler that doesn't feature a creature from the animal kingdom or the lure of a circus. Bright colors, strange shapes and devilish grins are all components of her latest exhibit, "A Circus of Color." Her signature elements of word-play and clever titles complete the body of work. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Perham Backcourt Club will be holding a bean bag tournament and social night fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 16 at Whiskey River. A free junior tournament will start at 5 p.m.
Don't be too quick to write off newspapers, even as the industry struggles to adapt to the financial struggles of the digital age. Here are a few reasons from the National Newspaper Association why newspapers will be relevant far into the future: A key area of strength for newspapers is good old-fashioned accurate and balanced journalism. So you get all your news from the web? Take a look at how much of that news is generated by reporters at newspapers. Blogs are nice, but newspapers are still producing the vast majority of quality journalism.
There was another ruckus down in the basement last night, about the fourth or fifth one these last two weeks. I went down to see what the heck was going on. The folks who live and work down there seem to be in a continuous uproar over something or other, and it's the hard truth that, if you get more than three people together, one of them seems to develop into a major pain in the butt. The problem began last year when I realized that Lady Kenmore the Dryer was showing her age. She did that in a couple of ways.
Medicare has been a great American success story, protecting the health and financial well-being of millions of senior citizens. It's an American promise that should never be broken. A part of that promise is keeping prescription drug prices affordable for our seniors. When Medicare Part D was created in 2003, its goal was to supply cheaper prescription drugs to senior citizens.
NEW YORK MILLS The New York Mills Youth Wrestling Tournament was held January 25 at the Sports Center for grades K-6. Trophies were awarded for first through third place.
The Lakes Area Penquin swimmers competed in Morris on Saturday, Feb. 2. The swimmers who participated (not in order) - Morgan Hanson, Myra King, Jayden Hensley, Irene Mursu, Noelle LaFond, Austin Jacobson, Ethan Siira, Jasmyn Olson, Elizabeth Radermacher, Lily Boehland-Goeden, Jacob Radermacher, Kristina Galbrecht, Destinee Snyder, Jackie Hanson, Kaydi Mursu, Abbie Radermacher