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The jazz ensembles and choirs of Morris Area High School recently had concerts. The concerts featured a full slate of performances from several groups in jazz and choir. Here are some photos from the performances.
Basketball tourneys are here. A fun time of year when I always remember tournaments past. We just had the privilege of celebrating our great and historic 1997 teams and memories but many of us also have additional memories. The years we "just missed" making it to the state tournament such as 1960 when we watched Edgerton win on our little black and white TV, and in 1964 when we watched TV at a party at Eide's when Luverne won.
A group of residents gathered at noon Tuesday, March 7, in front of the Stevens County Courthouse in Morris to remind the region that domestic violence happens here and it needs to stop. "I know people who have experienced relationship violence, domestic violence," said Sandy Olson-Loy, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Minnesota Morris.
Pre-K: Happy Birthday Dr. Suess! On Thursday, we all sang 'Happy Birthday' and celebrated Dr. Suess by reading some of his books, making green eggs, stacking cups to make Cat in the Hat hats, and made some sparkly slime. It was a blast! We also learned all about the letter Rr and the number 14. We painted rainbows, learned about recycling, made robots with scrap paper, designed rockets with recycled materials, and made a long road as a class. The class favorite was when we made a rainbow in a jar!
Although he could still pull a calf to help a cow delivery her baby, Dr. Eugene Anderson said after about 40 years as a veterinarian it was time to pass the practice on to younger veterinarians. Anderson passed on the Morris Veterinary Clinic practice to Aaron Rokey in mid-February. The change has happened over about two years as Anderson has removed himself from the day to day operations until the eventual full transfer to Rokey. Rokey has been with the clinic since 2004. Rokey, Dr. Jason Anderson and Dr. Marcia Barck are veterinarians on staff.
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.