As I sit down to type this week's news I'm getting ready to leave for the Retired Teacher's Convention in Red Wing, Minn. This three-day convention is one of the things I like to do to keep in touch with my fellow retired teachers, and I have also met such wonderful folks from around the state, too. Bob will stay home to keep the home fires burning.
A big "thank you" to the folks from Upper Lakes Foods for the wonderful picnic dinner served at Villa Vista. We really appreciate it.
Sunday School will start at Bethlehem in Wright on Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. All area families are encouraged to come to church and Sunday school.
Confirmation will start at Bethany on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 3:30-5 p.m., followed by a parents meeting at 5 p.m. All area youth in grades seven and eight are encouraged to attend as well as any other students who haven't been confirmed. If your child cannot come at this time, please call the pastor for more information.
Quilting has resumed at Bethlehem on Sept. 10 and will be from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the church and at Bethany on Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No experience is necessary.
The Carlton County Retired Educators will meet at the Moose Lake Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m. A meal will be served, followed by a short meeting and a special guest speaker on her trip to Memphis, Tenn. All area retired teachers and staff are encouraged to attend.
A special meeting will be held for the Farmer's Co-op Store on Sept. 24 at the Wright Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. There will also be an update on the financial picture by the Co-op's accountant, Hugh Henike. He will also go through state statutes allowing the number of board members to be changed.
A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated my 68th birthday with a get-together at the Country Inn in Cromwell. Now I know the economy is tough for some folks, but a dear friend gave me half a birthday card. That is, just the front cover of the card with the verse copied from the inside and written on the front. Now that's what I call RECYCLING! It was a very nice card and I'm sure I won't forget the half a card for a long time. Maybe I'll give her the same kind of card on her birthday from now on. Anyway, it made my day and I also thank those who gave me complete cards and gifts, too.
School picture day and fall sports picture day will be Monday, Sept. 30. Watch the Bus Bulletin for further information.
School Readiness classes for 4-year-olds starts Wednesday, Sept. 18. Please register early. Early Childhood Family Education classes (ECFE) start Tuesday, Sept. 24. If you did not receive information, have questions, or are new to the area, please call 218-644-3716 ext. 4100 to register your child.
A great big thank you to Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake for their generous donation of school supplies for our students!
Bethany classes will begin Sunday, Sept. 22, during the 10:30 a.m. service. If you have any questions, you can contact Rachel Lind at 218-390-9539!
Anyone interested in religion classes at Immaculate Conception Church, please call Karen Dahl at 357-3611 or Theresa French at 218-357-3301.
There will be a special program on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. The group is called Captive Free and it is a family night, so bring the kids, too.
Flu Shots are in! Call Cromwell Medical Clinic at 218-644-3811 to schedule a time to get yours!
That's all the news from Lake Let'shaveagreatfall and hello to all the residents at our area nursing homes and the staff, too. Try to stop in for a visit when you can.