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By Dave Wood, columnist My wife is proud of her wrists. They are indeed elegant, but that’s not why she’s proud. It’s because she’s a devotee of palmistry and will read your hands at the drop of a hankie. And the wrists? When she bends her hands back toward her wrists, she can tell whether or not she’s a lucky traveler.
One Accord is coming to Christ Center Assembly, 810 Northview Dr., Sunday, Oct 13, at 10 a.m. From national television appearances to small intimate coffee house performances, One Accord (OA) leaves listeners wanting more. From Minneapolis-based North Central University, OA is the University’s premiere performance touring group. Composed of current students under the direction of singer/songwriter David J. Pedde, the group combines the unique styles of the singer/songwriter and its members.
River Falls Area Hospital Samantha Amber Carr was born on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, to Jennifer Campbell and Jeffrey Carr of Ellsworth. Landon William Turek was born on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, to Justina Thobe and David Turek of Ellsworth. Owen Russell Lubinski was born Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, to Valarie Engen and Brandon Lubinski of Ellsworth.
I guess that is what life is all about…changes. Babies are born, old people die, and people pass in and out of our lives constantly. We have to accept these changes, like trees bending in the wind. After 17 1/2 years, our Pastor John Sutherland is moving on, having accepted a call to be assistant to the bishop of the Northwest Synod of the ELCA. What an awesome privilege, also an awesome responsibility. He will serve well. But we will miss him. I was one of those fortunate to serve on the call committee back when Rev.
Is it too easy to recall politicians? That argument’s been made in Wisconsin, especially following the spate of recall elections in 2011 and 2012 after controversial legislation curbed the union rights of most, but not all, public employees, including teachers. A more relevant, broader question today should be: Isn’t it time to make it easier to recall politicians — an entire group of them — especially if they happen to be members of the U.S. Congress? A new CNN poll showed a 10% Congressional approval rating – an all-time polling low for Congress. Imagine that. You can’t sink much lower.
It’s commonplace for Minnesota readers to get together and talk about the state’s greatest novelists. Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott Fitzgerald are generally recalled in one breath. Younger folks will of course remember Louise Erdrich, Jon Hassler and Tim O’Brien. Seldom, in my experience, has the name J.F. Powers popped up in this or that pantheon of gopher novelists.
The Phipps Children’s Theater will hold auditions for adults and children ages 8 and older for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Saturday, Oct. 19, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20, between noon and 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater of The Phipps Center for the Arts. Parents must accompany their children to auditions. Families are encouraged to audition together. Those auditioning should bring a photo or school picture for the director. All will be asked to read from the script.
By Barry Cain, Ellsworth School Superintendent Our Ad Hoc Facilities Committee held its final meeting as a full committee Sept. 17.
The Panther Prowl Fun Run/ Walk was held Saturday morning, Sept. 2, at the school forest, located behind the Ellsworth Middle School. Runners and walkers explored the school forest on an approximate one-mile course through fall foliage. At the end of the course there was a bounce house for the kids, face painting, concessions and outdoor games.
The Physics Department begins its fall season of free, public observatory viewings and astronomy discussions on Oct. 8. The first stargazing session on Tuesday, Oct. 8, beings with a talk, “Solar Max 2013: Where Did It Go?” by physics Professor Eileen Korenic at 8 p.m. in 271 Centennial Science Hall. Then, if the night is clear, a telescope viewing session will follow at 8:30 p.m. on the third floor observation deck. A faculty member and/or student will staff each telescope and be available to answer questions.