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Food shelf has successful 2011 The Stevens County Food Shelf would like to thank all those who contributed food and/or dollars in 2011. Special thanks to the churches, schools, clubs, businesses and UMM for all their help. We are so thankful that the Stevens County area people are so generous. Our shelves are full and the dollars will go a long way to feed the hungry. We want to give a special thanks to our food shelf volunteers who keep the place running so well.
Red Kettle Campaign benefits community On behalf of the clients the Salvation Army will be able to serve, I would like to thank the community for their support. We raised over $18,000 during our Christmas Kettle Campaign. More than 34 individuals and 19 different groups rang bells to make this possible. Their contributions are a shining example of the true spirit of Christmas. To everyone who supported our Christmas Kettle effort, please know how valuable your contributions are. Thank you very much for your ongoing support.
Thanks to Morris, Cyrus community for support during trying times One never knows how truly blessed they are until they lose something. In this case, it was not just something but rather someone. My wife and I recently lost three very dear people in our family. Only a week before Christmas, we were notified that my wife's twin sister, brother- in-law, cousin (raised as her nephew), and her niece were all in a devastating car accident in Evansville, Indiana. Her 36-year-old twin sister, Jenny, as well as her eight-year-old cousin were killed instantly.
Thanks for support of the Youth Activity Fund Stevens County Human Services would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organizations for their generous donations to the Youth Activity Fund: Morris Area FFA Willies Super Value Lloyd and Diane Fehr Laird Barber Evy Rodney Cole Computer Professionals West Central Christian Homes Michael and Rhonda Asmus Trinity Women of the E.L.C.A. Rendsville United Charities Valu Ford & Chrysler Paul and Pat Carbert Pederson Funeral Home Morris Auto Plaza Gwen & Craig Gillespie Ag Coun
Website can help find and share burial information If you are looking for information on your ancestors and where they are buried, there is a website that may just help you. It is FindAGrave.com. Open the site, and if you have no idea where a person is buried, you can click on "Search 72 million grave records." If someone has placed that person into FindAGrave, the name and burial site will appear. If you know where the person is buried, then you open "Search for a cemetery," and put the name of the cemetery, the state, and the country, the cemetery will appear.
Take a look at useless laws A recent story in the Sun Tribune stated that last year 127 people were cited in Minnesota for transporting uncased or loaded firearms. That got me to thinking: Why do we have this law at all? I've checked with several states, and spokesmen there say they have never heard of a law requiring a long gun to be cased inside a vehicle.
Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is one of the few truly American holidays. Originally, a celebration of our blessings and survival as a budding nation of immigrants, it has become a time for self-scrutiny and appreciation for our lot in life. However, this fall, we should pause to look at our lives and truly give thanks for how blessed we all are. We Minnesotans have many things to be thankful for during these hard economic times. Minnesota leads the nation in education, healthcare, literacy rate - the list goes on.
City crew does good work removing tree I would like to extend my thanks and give a compliment to the City of Morris crew that came and cleaned up the tree that fell in my yard late on a Friday afternoon. The tree was a large maple planted in 1900, and from the time the city was contacted it took only two hours to be cut up and hauled away. A great job well done. (Note the size of the tree in the photo above).
I just finished reading the Fire Prevention Week spread from the Morris newspaper. Congratulations Doug, and all the county fire departments, on another excellent testimony to the support you have in your communities. Everything we see during Fire Prevention Week, in terms of the community support this represents, doesn't even come close to what is expressed in this paper. Great job - all of you - and thanks for everything you do for the people you serve so well. Bob Dahm, Chief Deputy, MN State Fire Marshal Division
Bachmann statement saddens and upsets Recently on television I heard Michele Bachmann say that if she were elected President of the United States she would build a fence between Texas and Mexico, enforce English as the official language of our country and make sure that every person who comes into this country agrees that they will not receive taxpayer's subsidized benefits of any kind.