Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Thanks to all who participated in the Nov. 4 election. I am grateful for the voters' endorsement of the principle that government can spend less and serve better. Yes, we can achieve both, and I look forward to demonstrating that as your county recorder. Thank you. Mark Liedl, County recorder-elect Breezy Point
I want to thank each and every Pine River voter who supported me in my bid for mayor. Thank you for your confidence in me and for taking the time to express that confidence in your vote. I do not take it lightly. My only regret is that schedules and weather constraints resulted in being able to speak personally with only a fraction of the voters. Even with that, I learned a great deal and still want to address the issues identified by many of you who shared your insights and ideas with me.
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the residents of Crow Wing County for your support in the Nov. 4 election. I look forward to serving as your auditor-treasurer and continuing to work to find improved service delivery in a cost-effective way. Deborah A. Erickson, Crow Wing County auditor/treasurer-elect Brainerd
On election day I voted and went to bed early. Toward midnight I was awaken by a loud thumping sound. I got up to check if my hot water heater was going out. Then I realized the thumping sound was mostly coming from Washington, D.C. I would gladly buy a new hot water heater in 2016 if I could hear a similar thumping! Robert Olson, Ideal Township
Earlier this week we celebrated Veterans Day, a day to honor our veterans and their sacrifices to protect our nation. I hope that everyone got an opportunity to sit and reflect on all our veterans, both living and dead, many of whom are family and friends. There are always a number of great local events to celebrate our veterans, and I hope you found time to participate. It's important that we honor and remember our veterans beyond Veterans Day.
Hackensack American Legion Family consisting of Legionnaires, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion contributed more than $48,500 to veterans, Legion and community programs, children and youth and active military during the past fiscal year.
This fall, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Senior Nutrition Program presented Faith in Action for Cass County with an Apple Pie Award, applauding the working partnership on behalf of all older adults. The Apple Pie Award is "In recognition of your support to the Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels Programs. Your support allows meals to be served each day to Minnesotans in sites throughout the Region.
Local author Candace Simar provided an entertaining and inspirational program recently to the Central Lakes Rotary Club. Simar was raised on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota and her experiences while growing up eventually led her on a journey that included volumes of historical and family research, culminating with the publication of her first book, "Abercrombie Trail." Her program for Rotary included reading excerpts from her book, "Farm Girls," a collection of short writings and poems written by Simar in collaboration with her sister, Angela Foster. Central Lakes Rotarians are now holding
500 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Rich Davis, 3800; Ed Kloncz, 3410; Don Jackson, 3310; Shirley Cameron, 3230. Bill Ellis won the door prize. Blood pressures are taken the second Tuesday of the month at the Legion. Bridge Monday, Nov. 3 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. No scores. Tuesday, Nov. 4 Whitefish Golf Course, 6 p.m. Noon duplicate: Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 44: Ruthann Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 40; Bruce Peck and Joe Heal, 38; Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 36; Jan Hauge and Dale Dickie, 35.5. Wednesday, Nov.
The Care & Share Committee of Christ Community Church in Nisswa will host its annual Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. The church is located on Hazelwood Drive south of Nisswa.