DL News Staff
Over the past year, I have been called many different things. Among them, and most recently, I was introduced as a unique individual. I thought about the word unique, and how I defined it in my own life. Being unique in itself is being an individual, and although everyone by definition is an individual, many people don't act as individuals. We are all individuals in a society of conformity and this has proven confusing. To me, being called unique is flattering.
Emmanuel Community, which includes Emmanuel Nursing Home, The Madison, Lamplighter Manor and Catered Living Services, recognized over 250 volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2006. On April 26, Emmanuel Community honored volunteers, who in 2005, gave over 6,000 hours of service. "The volunteers have a wide variety of gifts and talents which they bring to the Emmanuel family. Their dedication and commitment to enhancing the life of those they serve is truly commendable." said Christine Burnside, volunteer coordinator.
Brian Saunders, president of Arrow Electrical Supply, Detroit Lakes, a local wholesale electrical and lighting supplier, returned Friday from Atlanta, Ga., where he attended the annual meeting for members of the national equity organization. While attending the annual three-day meeting, Saunders discussed local concerns and needs with representatives from national and international manufacturers including Sylvania, BRK Electronics, Progress Lighting, Intermatic, Airmaster Fan and Nora Lighting. Member and representative meetings focused on improved products, delivery and communication.
Therapists from Lake Region Therapy Services, Inc. attended a two-day seminar entitled Myofascial Mobilization in Winnipeg, Canada, April 29-30. The seminar presented the theory of Myfascial Release, and hands-on sessions focused on the upper and lower extremities, cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas. The course offered additional skills for therapists in treating patients with chronic pain, a specialty of the local clinic. Attending were Jane Flynn, OTR/L, Erin Lindberg, OTR/L, and Carol Berger, CMT. Carolyn Pierce, owner of Lake Region Therapy Services, Inc.
Prairie Public Television productions have been honored with awards in the 27th annual Telly Awards competition. Telly Awards are distributed by the Center for Creativity to showcase and recognize outstanding non-network television, film and video productions becoming one of the most sought-after awards in the television, commercial and video industry. Prairie Public Television's "Red River Divide" and "A Soulful Sound, Music of the Germans from Russia," won silver awards in the competition.
Hair & Company beauty salon wants to help lakes area residents spring into summer with a complete remake, add a little color or touch up on a regular style. As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the local salon will be giving away special May baskets filled with various beauty products, coupons, candies and other goodies throughout the month. Patrons and walk-in customers can stop by and sign up for the grand prize $200 basket, as well as three smaller May Baskets.
By JACKIE JENSON email@example.com With new owners and a new attitude, the Detroit Lakes Curves For Women is looking to expand its operating hours and provide even more fitness opportunities to lakes area women. Jerry and Linda Engelman recently purchased the local Curves, located in the Washington Square Mall. For the North Dakota natives and Detroit Lakes summer residents, it was an opportunity to own a business that would take them into an active retirement. "I was not ready to retire. I was looking for a new challenge," said Lind Engelman.
Complete with ample parking and more workspace, Cathy Herman's Trump Framing has relocated to new digs along Legion Road in Detroit Lakes. Filled with frames in various widths and colors, not to mention a uniquely tiled front entry, Herman's business has settled in and is ready to take on any framing project from its new home base. "I was a little leery about moving (out here), but I really didn't want to rent again.
The Ironics is a local duet that's releasing a compact disc on June 6. The CD is titled "The Coolest Gang in Town." The members of The Ironics are Troy Olson and Zach Kangas. Olson does vocals, guitar and writes the songs. Kangas also does guitar and vocals. The duet is from Detroit Lakes. Olson and Kangas both started playing music at the age of 12.