DL News Staff
The M State Computer and Network Technology program recently held its program advisory committee meeting. What a proud moment to witness 15 upstanding, contributing members of the surrounding communities participating and volunteering their time and talents. All of the members graduated from two-year technical programs, and most attended M State.
From the office of Rep. Collin Peterson, I received a 235 page report prepared by the U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID). It contains detailed data on the Economic and Military Assistance in U.S. dollars, provided to foreign countries in F.Y. 2009, the most recent year available. (F.Y. 2009 began Oct. 1, 2008, ended Sept. 30, 3009.) Of 189 countries listed, 181 received some aid, and eight received nothing in F.Y. 2009. The total expenditure in F.Y. 2009, for Economic and Military Assistance was $44,957,000,000.
Wow -- thank you to everyone for all your kind comments, cards, emails, voice mails, gifts and for attending the open house acknowledging the Sally Ordway Irvine award that the Holmes Theatre and I received. This award means so much because it gives recognition to people throughout the state and region that neat things are happening in Detroit Lakes, not just in the arts, but in so many aspects of our community. Thank you to all the theatre patrons for attending shows. Live performances need live audiences and your presence makes the show.
I am writing further to your article of Wednesday, March 16, 2011 entitled "Thrift store trying to stay alive." The Detroit Lakes Adventist Community Services Center (ACSC) is operated with local oversight from the Detroit Lakes SDA Church, and is part of a national network of community-based facilities dedicated to serving all people within their local community. Operating on a non-profit basis, funds raised are used to cover local operating expenses and further services are being planned here in Detroit Lakes to benefit the local community, e.g.
ULTRA Snowmobile Club has existed in Becker County for more than 20 years. Before that many of us belonged to the snowmobile clubs that previously existed in the county. Many of us were responsible for mapping, obtaining easements for, clearing and signing the snowmobile trails that are used today. Three of our members are part of the Winter Trails Advisory Committee that meets monthly year round to plan and oversee the operation of the trails with the Becker County Park Board. The County manages the trail system and operates the groomers.
Matthew Continetti, in a weekly standard editorial (Feb. 7, 2011, page 7) wrote "If the U.S.
One of the most important tasks Governor Mark Dayton and the Legislature will have to address in 2011 is how to eliminate Minnesota's projected $6.2 billion budget deficit for the 2012-2013 biennium. That won't be easy. Many Minnesotans oppose tax increases. Many others oppose cutting education and social services, which make up much of the state's expenditures.
Hope bloomed in Becker County this year as we painted our communities yellow with daffodils. The overwhelming support that Becker County residents, businesses and other groups showed to support the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days was incredible. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who participated in this campaign to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone's life. Although Daffodil Days involves giving beautiful flowers, it is really about giving hope for a future free from cancer.
ULTRA Snowmobile Club has existed in Becker County for more than 20 years. Before that many of us belonged to the snowmobile clubs that previously existed in the County. Many of us were responsible for mapping, obtaining easements for, clearing and signing the snowmobile trails that are used today. Three of our members are part of the Winter Trails Advisory Committee that meets monthly year round to plan and oversee the operation of the trails with the Becker County Park Board. The County manages the trail system and operates the groomers.
Literacy is important and should not be taken for granted. To achieve better literacy, people need to make better efforts to improve their reading skills and habits. Here are some surprising statistics about reading habits: 1) 1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives; 2) An even larger number, 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college; 3) the "average" American reads at a 7th or 8th grade level and 4) 80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.