DL News Staff
Summer is finally here. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the lakes are at a decent swimming temperature. Everyone looks forward to this time of year when we can get out of our wool coats and boots and into our swimming suits and flip flops. But as we locals know all to well, summer also brings a huge increase of population in the area. For years, people have clamored for ways to escape the busy city life, and because of this want, vacation homes in rural locales have become very popular over the years.
The Ringer (PG-13) Movie: **1/2 (out of 5) DVD Experience: ***1/2 (out of 5) Starring Johnny Knoxville as Steve Barker Brian Cox as Uncle Gary Katherine Heigl as Lynn Sheridan Edward Barbanell as Billy Bill Chott as Thomas Jed Rees as Glen Studio: Fox Searchlight Directed by: Barry W. Blaustein Like most people, when I first heard there was a comedy about Johnny Knoxville fixing the Special Olympics, I cringed. We all know how Knoxville can be in the spotlight, and it had to be a nightmare of political incorrectness. Then, "The Ringer" came into the theatres.
Thirty-nine percent of student borrowers are graduating with unmanageable levels of debt with monthly payments that are more than eight percent of their monthly income, according to a report by The State PIRG's Higher Education Project. American Education Services (AES) offers college funding advice to students and their families, helping them avoid the burden of unnecessary debt. A federal Stafford Loan should be a student's first consideration once all possibility of gift aid has been exhausted. However, the terms of a Stafford Loan vary from lender to lender.
With a resounding notion that 2006 was the year to stop talking and take action regarding her gift emporium, Rhonda Wood opened SasseFras Clothing, Handmade Jewelry, Gifts and Accessories. Setting up shop in Ottertail as well as Shady Hollow Flea Market (on Sundays), Wood stated her new retail venture really had been many years in the making. "I have always wanted to run a shop like this," said Wood.
In a small ceremony held on Monday, May 15, the Promotions and Events Committee of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Detroit Lakes Public Utilities staffers Mike Lahlum and Kurt Ashland their May Super Service Award. Ashland and Lahlum received a plaque and Chamber Bucks for their customer service efforts, which included helping a customer with a burst basement pipe. Presenting the award was Promotions and Events Committee member Beth Pridday. Regional Chamber of Commerce president Dave Hochhalter was also on hand for the ceremony.
In these turbulent times, where security is fleeting to say the least, the more you can do to provide value to your boss, work group and organization the more secure you will feel. If you have a great job and you want to keep it there are some skills you can master that will help you stand out as a "keeper." Be accountable for outcomes. Take responsibility for results. Particularly now with organizations running so lean, everyone counts and every action truly does have a reaction. Remove "it is not my job" from you vocabulary.
Serenity Salon Day Spa and Tanning would like to welcome Mary George to its salon staff. A nail technician, George specializes in manicures, pedicures, and artificial nails including acrylic, gels and wraps. George is a graduate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College and currently resides in Detroit Lakes.
Barb Steger, Bonnie Lee for Hair Design, recently attended Capelli Academy, "Advanced Foiling II," hands on advanced study of cosmetology, on Monday, April 24. The Advanced Foiling II curriculum included 3 new foil placement techniques, corrective color and dimensional color all in one step and formulating tones and families of color. Debbie Korstad, advanced color educator for Capelli Academy, is pictured with Steger, who works for the Bonnie Lee for Hair Design Salon located at 8078 Washington Ave. in Detroit Lakes.
U.S. cattle and calves on feed in the major U.S. feedlots totaled 11.6 million head May 1. The inventory was 9 percent above that reported May 1, 2005, and 11 percent above two years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Feedlot placements during April totaled 1.63 million head, 2 percent below 2005, but 2 percent above 2004. Fed cattle marketing during April totaled 1.79 million head, down slightly from 2005 and 5 percent below 2004. It is the smallest amount for the month of April since the reporting began in 1996.