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McCannon best county candidate I would like to remind everyone that Tuesday, August 10 is the primary election for Stevens County District 5 Commissioner. (District 5 is the northwest part of Morris and the northwest part of Stevens County.) I believe Roger McCannon is the best candidate for county commissioner. Over the past 30 years Roger has grappled with the critical challenges facing our county. He has served our county and city on numerous boards and committees -- from the Morris School Board to Ag Extension to the Rural Development Council to the Association of Minnesota Counties.
Support LTD any way you can We are writing to remind you that on July 24 the Annual LTD Memorial Tour will be taking place in West Central Minnesota. We encourage you to be a part of the event even if you are not a biker. Citizens standing along the curbs or waiting at the end of their driveway, perhaps waving a flag or holding a sign, add so much to the event.
Who's to blame for break-ins? What has happened to our town? Why are there so many thefts and car break-ins in our town the last few weeks? Who are these people and what are we going to do about it? I had only heard about the thefts second-hand until June 23, when a friend had his pickup broken into in broad daylight. The police were called and they are investigating. We have to start to watch out for each other and put an end to this. Who is doing this? Kids? Gangs? Outsiders? Who?
Poem for Flag Day This poem was submitted in honor of Flag Day on June 14: The Flag Here comes the Flag! Hail it! Who dares to drag Or trail it? Give it hurrahs -- Three for the stars. Three for the bars. Uncover your head to it! The soldiers who tread to it Shout at the sight of it, The justice and right of it, The unsullied white of it, The blue and red of it, And tyranny's dread of it! Here comes the Flag! Cheer it! Valley and crag Shall hear it. Fathers shall bless it, Children caress it, All shall maintain it, No one shall stain it, Cheers for the sailors that f
Texting while biking While driving in Morris recently, I met a person riding a bicycle with no hands and texting on his cell phone. I was apprehensive to even pass the bicyclist in the other lane. What would happen if the bicyclist suddenly hit a rock or other obstacle and lost control of the bike? Please be courteous to those who are in vehicles and wait to do your texting until you reach your destination. It could be your life that is saved. Thank you! Sandy Groneberg Hoffman
Memorial Day reflections The following poem was inspired by seeing my 76-year-old dad, J.G. Maughan, carrying the American flag at the head of the Memorial Day parade in Morris. He always hung the flag on holidays and included all of us kids in that activity. He loved his country and taught his children love and respect for the American flag and the sacrifices made for our freedome. When our oldest daughter, Bonnie, was three years old, she memorized this poem and recited it on junior Sunday school at our church.
Food Shelf has great support The Stevens County Food Shelf would like to thank all those who contributed food and dollars to our March campaign and to those who have contributed through out the year. Special thanks to the chuches, schools, clubs, businesses, and the University of Minnesota, Morris for all their help. The postal workers did a wonderful job of collecting food this year, too.
Support our veterans May is Poppy Month. It is also a month during which many activities include members of our community. From May 17-22, the members of the American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies in stores and businesses. Remember that this year we are "Celebrating our Service to Veterans, Children and Communities." This is our opportunity to tell the story of how contributions from poppy funds directly benefit the many programs we have for veterans.
Adopt a Highway anniversary This May marks the 20th anniversary of Minnesota's Adopt a Highway program. In west central Minnesota, 126 groups have been a part of the program since 1990, including: Rendsville 4-H Club; Morris Kiwanis; Morris Area FFA; Federated Church; Swan Lake 4-H Club; Scott 4-H Club; Horton 4-H Club; Roger Gerdes and Grandkids; Harlan and Angie Van Horn; GFWC Morris Students Club; Hodges 4-H Club; Mark Holleman Family. I would like to offer a sincere thank you to every one of our volunteers - they are the real heroes of public service.
Rubber-neckers add to danger When I was young(er) and had done something pretty dumb, my parents would ask me one of two questions: Why I had done it? Or what I was thinking? After getting the typical "I dunno" answer, in frustration they would say, "What do you think God gave you a brain for? Use it!" So here's my question for the ridiculous bear watchers: What do you think God gave you a brain for? I am amazed at the traffic which, beginning Wednesday morning, continues to go by my house. Dozens of crazies drive by, cell phone in hand, to get a look at the bear.