DL News Staff
Col. Basil Leblanc is returning to Minnesota this week after spending eight months with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division. It includes three months in Iraq with the 1/34th BCT as brigade surgeon. Leblanc, speaking to Minnesota reporters by telephone Wednesday, said the 90 days have been very instrumental and productive. "The 1st Brigade soldiers are doing an excellent job," praised Leblanc. "As we better define the issues, we are able to focus our efforts in making (Iraq) a free and self-reliant country." Wednesday's weather in Iraq was hot.
Cars (G) NNN1/2 (out of 5) Starring Owen Wilson as Lightening McQueen Paul Newman as Doc Hudson Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera Larry the Cable Guy as Mater Cheech Marin as Ramone Tony Shalhoub as Luigi Studio: Disney/Pixar Directed by: John Lasseter By KEVIN CARR I have to admit that when I first heard about "Cars," I was a bit nervous. There was something about this film that just didn't seem right to me. Maybe I was afraid that Pixar was due for a bomb.
Can you remember when you had to get up from your seat in order to change the television channel? Or when the closest thing to portable music devices was a giant boom box propped up on your shoulder? I certainly don't. In the past decade more technological advances have been made than in the past century. Everyday life has been greatly enhanced (depending how you look at it) because of countless little inventions. Things that used to take hours to do now are completed within minutes, and trips once taking weeks are now cut down to days.
Summer is a refreshing time of year. It is a time of relaxation and relief. Memories are made, and happiness can be found. Good times always come with summer, for example, summer love, summer jobs and summer vacations. Everyone deserves a break from the everyday lull of life. It isn't exciting waking up at the same time every day, going to the same job, completing the same household chores and talking to the same people. As long as there is repetition in our lives, there will be a need for vacations. Summer vacations are all around us.
When I first heard the radio news report last week my initial reaction was how ridiculous is that. The story was the U.S. military had entered the domestic wind generation scene by putting a halt to all construction. The Pentagon is worried about the towers' effect on military radar operations. Why would the Pentagon get in such a huff about that, I wondered.
McDougall 50th anniversary Please come and join Doug and Carol McDougall in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. There will be cake, coffee and an informal open house at their home on Sunday, June 24 from 2-4 p.m.. This event is hosted by their children. No gifts please.
Seim 60th anniversary Elmer and Biddy Seim will be celebrating their 60th anniversary. An open house, hosted by their 11 children, 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, will be held on Saturday, June 24, at the Seim Farm, 12472 - 230th Ave., Detroit Lakes, (1 1/2 mile west of Shoreham on Cty. Hwy. #22), from 2-4 p.m. No gifts please.
Brekken 50th anniversary An Open House honoring Gordy & Helen Brekken on their 50th Wedding Anniversary will be held from 2-4 p.m. on June 25 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 19747 County Road 6, Audubon. This is hosted by their children, Marcy, Russ & Audrey. They were married on May 27, 1956 in Bemidji. No gifts please.
Block-Olson engagement Angela Block and Jonathon Olson would like to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ron and Tammy Sagmo and Joe Black, and Sid and Laurie Olson. Angie is employed as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital and is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at the University of Mary. Jon is a graduate of the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota and is currently employed at Ulteig Engineers in Detroit Lakes. A June 23 wedding is planned at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.
Marsh 50th anniversary An open house honoring Clarence and Helen Marsh, Osage, on their 50th wedding anniversary, will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at their lake home, 43503 218th St. on Big Toad Lake off Hwy. #34 East. No gifts please.