DL News Staff
Like millions of fellow Americans I have been glued to the TV set the last couple of weeks watching the Olympic games. I, too, have always yearned to be the best at something. Something that was uniquely mine, a talent that could not be denied. A talent that defined who I am and of course made me rich and famous, or at the least rich. Alas, I am neither rich nor famous, so I must live my dreams through other people. While NBC is under attack for showing too many sentimental features about the athletes, I absorb each and every story.
I've learned to turn down the constant barrage of advertisements on radio, television, internet, newspaper, magazines, billboards, and those inevitable, unwelcome suppertime calls from telemarketers. On occasion, I do "tune in" to ads, often in disbelief about the products portrayed as nearly indispensable for my life, health or happiness. Lots of money is spent to convince consumers that a product is indeed very special.
Mr. T is Lake Park-Audubon School District's Teacher of the Year. And now, Terry Teiken -- students fondly call him Mr. T -- is a semifinalist for state honors. "It's nice," began the longtime educator of the district recognition in an interview Monday, "but education is a team effort.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Sunday, Feb. 26 Helmet liners needed At 9 a.m., all knitters and crocheters are asked to help make helmet liners for troops at Monika's Quilt and Yarn Shop, Park Rapids. Bring a sandwich that can be cut and shared. Coffee and chili will be provided.
Otter Tail Corporation announced financial results for the year ended Dec. 31 with the following highlights: n Consolidated net income from continuing operations increased to $52.9 million for 2005 compared with $40.6 million in 2004. n Total consolidated net income increased to $62.6 million for 2005 compared with $42.2 million for 2004.
GLENN -- a girl, Theresa Ann; born February 9, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz. to Jacqueline and Michael Glenn.
Sarah Rosten Columnist Our atmosphere is a unique blend of gases that cater to life. Earth would be a baron planet if our atmosphere changed, yet that is just what is happening. Our earth is changing daily, and due to the way that we treat it, the change is not positive. Different theories have been debated about what kind of environment we have been leaving for our descendants. Many theories have become common knowledge, yet what have we done to reverse the effects of our pollution?
Maggie Holmer, Osage, and Tana Vareberg, Detroit Lakes, have been named the Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Business Division Students of the Month for January. Holmer and Vareberg will complete their legal administrative assistant A.A.S. degrees this May. According to their advisor, Pam Cummings, "Maggie and Tana are great examples of how success can be achieved through hard work and persistence.
The Minnesota State University Moorhead Symphonic Band will perform at 3 p.m. today (Sunday) in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium on the MSUM campus. This event is free and open to the public. The Acting Company presents "The Three Musketeers," on stage at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes at 7 p.m. today. Admission is $18 for adults and $9 for students. For more information call 218-844-SHOW (7469), or go to the theater box office, 826 Summit Ave. Area children are invited to "Create a Mural" with artist Scott Fadness today from 1-4 p.m. at the Buena Vista Ski Area outside Bemidji.
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center is offering a support/informational group for non-offending parents of sexually abused children. The focus will be supporting the parents, or other significant persons in that child's life, as well as providing information as to what they may be experiencing due to the victimization. The group will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 starting March 21. Registration is required. Call Kirsten at 847-7446 with questions or to register.