During this time of year, we hear many songs that refer to who Jesus was at His birth. Immanuel; Prince of Peace; Wonderful Counselor; Almighty God; etc.
In and of themselves, each tells us something about the child born in Bethlehem.
by PASTOR MARK WHITTEMORE
Pequot Lakes band director Michael Sommerness takes his sixth-grade woodwind section through a sound demonstration at a band concert Monday, Dec. 2, in the high school auditorium. Photo by Steven Olson
"On a Snowy Winter's Eve," read the concert program's title. On Monday, Dec. 2, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, an ensemble of bands from grades six through high school took to the stage under the directorship of Michael Sommerness.
Most ice anglers have heard the same information over and over, year after year. But it's a topic near to my heart so I have to repeat it: The ice is never safe.
We've had a week of subzero temperatures, but still the ice is never safe.
A heartfelt thanks is being sent to all those individuals who are trained as Nisswa Area First Responders. I am so grateful to have these men and women who are willing to be the first to come when 911 is called.
I dropped my 1980 Polaris snowmobile off at my mechanic friend Dale's repair shop a week or so ago. The old sled needed a tune-up, kind of like me.
I unloaded the sled alongside many newer snowmobiles with shiny hoods and new upholstery.
Nisswa Smiles is incredibly grateful to all of our 2013 Halloween Candy Buy Back event sponsors, business neighbors and our community neighbors for their support, generosity and compassion. Sponsorship always provides the foundation for any event.
The Gard family would like to extend a thank you to all who donated and came out on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Jenkins VFW.
Ed lost his house to a fire on Oct. 7, 2013. Currently he is living with family and is in need of funds to help rebuild.
It was toward the end of a cold December Sunday. I don't remember much detail, but I believe the outside chores were done. The only radio in the house was tuned to the only station that played through the nighttime static.
Q: My 18-month-old kicks me and hits me when I try to change his diaper. He doesn't do this for his father or grandparents. Should I hold his legs down until he gives up or will this worsen things?
A: Holding his legs will definitely make matters worse.
When I was leaving the military and beginning my job search, I had to make some adjustments. One that caused me much angst was discussing my salary expectations during an interview or negotiating one after a job offer.
I applied for a position on Crosslake's P & Z Commission minutes after reading about vacancies in the paper.
At the last council, meeting two appointments were made to the P & Z Commission on the mayor's recommendation.
The people who put together our Thanksgiving feast worked and planned for days. Even before the turkey made it to the freezer, lists were drawn up and table settings prepped.
I went home to Colorado for the holiday to be with my family.
A current pop song on the radio raises this question: "What do I stand for?" This is a subject frequently echoed in questions like, what is truth or why take a stand for anything when everything is changing.
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