Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) is now accepting applications for the next Legacy Grant Round. The deadline for applications is midnight, Tuesday, May 7. LRAC’s Board, comprised of representatives from each of the nine counties in LRAC’s service area, will review the Legacy Grant applications at their monthly June meeting. Minnesota’s Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund is made possible with money from an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.
Frazee native Markus Okeson is back in the state boys’ basketball tournament, just coaching a different team. Okeson, who won a Class 1A state championship head coaching Ellsworth in 2007, now coaches Redwood Valley, which plays No. 2 seeded Litchfield Wednesday at 6 p.m. inside Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Okeson also headed Ellsworth to the state tournament from 2006 to 2008 and in 2011, as well. This is his first year coaching in Redwood Valley. Section 3-2A Redwood Valley, which is out of Redwood Falls (24-4), will face Section 6-2A Litchfield (24-5).
The first-ever state berth for the Detroit Lakes Bantam A’s resulted in a successful fourth-place finish this past weekend in Buffalo. The Lakers won their quarterfinal matchup against East Grand Forks 3-0 to advance to the semifinals, where they ultimately lost to Edina in a narrow 1-0 defeat Saturday. In the third-place game Sunday, the Lakers lost another one-goal game to Crow River, as Mahtomedi toppled Edina for the state title 6-0.
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March is “National Nutrition Month!” According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website, “National Nutrition Month” is a nutrition education and information campaign the Academy sponsors annually. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. For more information on nutrition, come to your local library. “Nutrition at your Fingertips,” by Elisa Zied.
Somebody’s going to pay. Someone needs to atone for that which was done to you. It was unfair, unlawful, illegal, immoral, downright wrong, and you want revenge. You want to see someone suffer like you did. You want atonement, an apology. You want justice. Heads will roll. Someone’s going to pay for a crime today, although — as you’ll see in the new book “Law & Disorder” by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker — the punishment might not fit the crime at all. John Douglas didn’t want to be seen as “uninformed, stupid or both.”
Thursday, March 21 THEATER
Holy Rosary Church will be taking a bus to North Heights Lutheran in Arden Hills on Saturday, March 23, for their Easter production “All Things New.” This production is new for North Heights and is described as follows: “This powerful, passionate production follows Jesus as he encounters and ultimately transforms the lives of four very different characters. Follow the journey of Jesus to the cross and resurrection with great music, live animals and a cast of hundreds. Behold the unconditional love of Jesus.”
As the month of March rolls on and summertime in Chile quietly fades away, school is in full session. Bed time at 7 a.m. is replaced by bed time at 10 p.m., and being up before the sun rises is routine. Last week was the first week of school in Chillan and that meant seeing people that I hadn’t seen in almost three months. Having a first day of school in March was one of the strangest things ever. I still have to remind myself that it’s not September.
The Height of Land 69ers 4-H Club in Becker County held a Cookie Bake at the Frazee Care Center. The 4-H club first conducted their business meeting in the chapel area of the Care Center and then proceeded to the activity room where many residents also joined in on the festivities.