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By Ted Kooser Those who survived the Great Depression of the 1930s have a tough, no-nonsense take on what work is. If when I was young I'd told my father I was looking for fulfilling work, he would have looked at me as if I'd just arrived from Mars. Here the Pennsylvania poet, Jan Beatty, takes on the voice of her father to illustrate the thinking of a generation of Americans. My Father Teaches Me to Dream You want to know what work is? I'll tell you what work is: Work is work. You get up. You get on the bus. You don't look from side to side. You keep your eyes straight ahead.
FB meetings set agenda Stevens County Farm Bureau will be holding its annual meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the American Legion in Morris. We would like to encourage all county Farm Bureau members to attend. We begin serving a free steak sandwich supper at 6 p.m. and the annual meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The Stevens County Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots organization dedicated to the advancement of agriculture through legislative action, education, promotion and leadership development. U.S. Rep.
Marion Dahm was known as a man with many interests, and, just as importantly, a love of educating those around him about what he learned in his 88 years of life. And while Dahm passed away earlier this month, he's still trying to teach us something. Thanks go to Dahm's family, who confirmed publicly this week that Marion died from complications related to the West Nile virus.
Schedules for Morris Area School District students in grades 8 through 12 will be mailed Monday, Aug. 21. Any students with questions or concerns about first semester classes can visit the Morris Area High School offices at the dates below: Seniors -- Wednesday, Aug. 23. Juniors -- Thursday, Aug. 24. Sophomores and Freshmen -- Friday, Aug. 25. Classes for the 2006-2007 school year begin Sept. 5.
On Thursday, Pheasants Forever President and Chief Executive Officer Howard Vincent awarded Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson with the first-ever Pheasants Forever Conservation Legacy Award. Peterson was recognized with the award for his leadership in support of the Conservation Reserve Program. "This year represents the 20th anniversary of CRP.
A Stevens County farmer who sold crops he pledged as collateral on agriculture loans has been sentenced to a year of confinement and two years of supervised release. Vance Gullickson, 48, of Morris was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery for selling soybeans he used as collateral to obtain two loans in 2001 totalling more than $212,000. In a statement Thursday, Gullickson indicated that he always intended to pay the loans and continued to farm and made periodic payments on the loans.
Some things are just meant to be.
As fairgoers start to dream of the latest food "on-a-stick" to boost their energy, the Eco Experience at the 2006 Minnesota State Fair is home to a different sort of energy on-a-stick. Minneapolis-based Windustry has worked with the fair to coordinate the first-ever vertical installation of a full-size wind turbine blade. The 123-foot-tall, 15,000-pound blade was lowered into place using a special crane on the fairgrounds in front of the Progress Center building on Aug.
Minnesota's county attorneys are inviting fairgoers to learn about "Meth: A Minnesota Menace" during the 2006 Minnesota State Fair. An exhibit emphasizing the drug's devastating impact on users and its toll on society will be operated by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association. Stevens County Attorney Charles Glasrud, a MCAA board member, will work at the exhibit. Mark Foss and Nikol Lemke, both recovering meth addicts with local ties, are expected to join Glasrud at the exhibit. Glasrud will be at the exhibit Aug.
Even heavy rain and the threat of high winds couldn't derail the Stevens County Fair. Despite a prime-time, Saturday night storm that shut down the fair several hours early, fair board president Steve Storck said 2006 was the fair's best year yet. "Without a paid gate, it's always hard to tell, but carnival sales were at an all-time high," Storck said.