Morris Sun Tribune Staff
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Deadline for all Community Calendar items is 1 p.m. on Thursday. Announcements will be printed twice at no charge. Monday, March 6 STEVENS COUNTY ECI MEETING will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ECFE/SR parent education room at the Morris Area Elementary School. Friday, March 10 MOVIE MATINEE at the Morris Public Library at 2 p.m. No cost. No preregistration required. Popcorn and drinks provided by the Morris Friends of the Public Library. Call the library for movie title or for more information at 320 589-1634.
Although the Stevens County Food Shelf is well-used, volunteer Pat Larson believes there is an underserved group in the region. "Seniors (citizens) are the least represented group we have," Larson said. "That's an issue across the state." "How do we let seniors know they are entitled to be there?" Larson said of food shelf use. Often, an elderly person may think someone needs the food shelf more than them, even when the elderly person has a need, Larson said. "We know there are more out there (than are using the shelf)," Larson said.
There are few bullies on the buses, Morris Area Schools Transportation Director Deann Recker said in a Feb. 21 report to the school board. Of the 135 survey responses from families received by Recker, 10 indicated they had bullied "once in awhile on a school bus," she said. Most of those responses said the bullying was being called mean names, Recker said. The bullying on the bus survey was completed by Dec. 16. Recker said she was pleased with the number of returned surveys and by the overall low incidents of bullying.
At least four Morris Transit public buses carry a portion of the Morris community throughout the day. The statistics show that community consists of adults, elderly, riders, youth and children. But, drivers don't see the statistics when they drive. They see and hear a community. "I love it. You get to see a lot of different kinds of people from 3-year-olds to senior citizens," driver Lori Riley said. "I like meeting people, visiting with people," driver Linda Hoffman said.
Please join us for an Open House bridal shower in honor of Megan Mecklenburg, bride to be of Patrick Uphoff, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. An open house bridal shower for Sarah Biewer bride-to-be of Corey DeCamp will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Chokio. Share your favorite recipe with the couple in place of a card.
Does the community of Morris support the University of Minnesota Morris? That's a big question with lots of answers. Here's one: Not nearly as much as it should.
Welcome to the Donnelly News. The snow that was predicted for last weekend failed to materialize although Donnelly and Herman got a light dusting Saturday. Temperatures have been mild although the wind has had a bite to it at times during the last week. In St. John's Kongsvinger news: The Glacial Ridge Conference assembly of the ELCA will be held March 5 at 2 p.m. at St. John's. Lenten services continue on March 8 at St John's and March 15 at Kongsvinger, both at 7 p.m.
A great tradition took place Monday night in Hancock - the annual cake walk.
Morris Area High School Special Ed teacher Erin Gillespie is one of 37 educators named today as semifinalists for this years' Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor.
Some U.S. Senators and Representatives are skipping town hall meetings in these past two weeks or so.