Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Economics rules our modern, "civilized" lives. We've allowed this system to become so complex, it's not understandable. This allows abuses to slide through like crazy. Ask economists a question, you'll get opposite answers, sometimes from the same economist. They'll give an answer, then follow it with, "On the other hand ..." My best friend often joked, "Always look for one-handed economists." My understanding of economics and business is very basic. But at all levels, fundamental rules apply. For example, you don't get something for nothing.
The Backus Sons of the American Legion donated 10 $25 gift cards to the Pine River-Backus School Tiger Den. The cards will be given to needy families to help them buy items such as fresh fruit, vegetables and milk. Shown are SAL finance officer John Wieber, youth counselor Gina Dabill and SAL commander Jim Bartholomay.
The Revolution Dance Team JV Jazz group performs during a dance showcase Monday, Nov. 19 at Pequot Lakes High School. The team presented their routines as a practice run before competition season begins.
One of the themes of the Advent season, which is quickly approaching, is vigilance. We, as Christian disciples, are called to keep watch and be ready for Christ when he comes again. Jesus says in St. Matthew's Gospel, "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour." (25:13) This teaching implies that our focus must remain with Christ and his ways.
Well, friends and neighbors, I am leaving the library proper, but I won't desert you just yet. My retirement from the premises doesn't mean I will stop my word butchering efforts. For as long as I can write, I certainly will. I am promised that I will also be making special appearances at the library, which has been my home for 16 or more years. Our new branch manager, Tami Beto, will be coming to us from Wells Public Library in southern Minnesota the beginning of December, and I will be going home with Muriel, who has been taking care of me since the beginning.
Gretchen Koering and Craig Anderson will join the Pine River Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the chamber membership voted at its November meeting. Both will begin serving four-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2019. Jay Cline and Michael Clayton will leave the board after each having served eight years. The membership thanked both Cline and Clayton for their service
The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Pine River and Crosslake. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60. Meals on Wheels are available for homebound seniors in area communities. In Pine River, meals are served at the Heartland Apartments, 445 Snell Ave. To make a reservation or for Meals on Wheels information, call 218-587-2921.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department BURGLARIES: Report on Nov. 21 at 8:50 a.m. of a burglary in progress on County Road 1 in Pine River. Subject was located in residence and arrested. Report on Nov. 21 at 2:59 p.m. of a burglary on County Road 136 in Fifty Lakes. Report on Nov. 22 at 5:01 p.m. of a burglary on County Road 16 in Pequot Lakes. Report on Nov. 25 at 7:09 p.m. of a burglary on County Road 109 in Merrifield. CRASH: Report on Nov. 25 at 6:34 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 13 in Nisswa.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Nov. 20 Sue Olson, 4000; Ralph Hulke, 3350; Bill Ellis, 3080; Carol Furnstahl, 3050; Mary Marthaler, 3050. Bud Johnson won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Nov. 19 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Florence DeLong, 5900; Jim Thompson, 5740; Peter Graves, 5410. Tuesday, Nov. 20 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m. No scores. Wednesday, Nov. 21 Maucieri's, 11 a.m. No scores. Thursday, Nov. 22 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m.
Union Congregational Church in Hackensack has a new pastor, Torri Vande Zande. Vande Zande grew up in Waupun, Wisconsin, on a dairy farm. As the youngest of eight children she learned to adapt to different personalities and that "you don't always get your way." She attended North Central University after high school and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in youth ministry. She spent the next nine years in Waupun working for Youth for Christ doing family and youth ministry.