It seems like summer is holding on with all its might. Oh, we have had some frost in the mornings, but the days seem nice and warm most of the time. According to some weather experts, we will have a colder and snowier winter than usual.
A beautiful and meaningful memorial service was held Oct. 18 for Konnie Smith Webb. There was so much love and thoughtfulness in the service and afterwards at the luncheon. The family thanks everyone who was able to attend and or sent their thoughts of sympathy. It was also nice to see so many of her classmates in attendance.
Reigning Pro Stock world champion Jason Line got his first win since Pomona and now just 30 points separate first and third in the Pro Stock race to the championship. Jason will be the first to tell you that he has not exactly had a stellar season. It's been a battle this year, but in Dallas, he got back in the game in a big way with a victory at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. The win brought Line to within 30 points of the top spot, currently occupied by Team Summit's Greg Anderson. "For me, this weekend was honestly do-or-die," said Line, who now owns 47 NHRA Pro Stock Wally trophies and has raced in 95 final rounds. "If you didn't win here this weekend, the chance of winning the championship was slim to none, so we really just had to win. There is no question, it's not over. They're going to have to pry that No. 1 off the window. I kinda like it on there, and it's one of my favorite numbers, so I think we'll just try to keep it." Next up is the NHRA Toyota Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 26-29.
It's only two weeks now until the school bond election. Remember that all voters must vote at the school unless you request an absentee ballot.
There will be a Veteran's Day program at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Villa Vista. All area veterans are invited to attend and share the story of their military service. Vets are asked to bring along any memorabilia you may still have for "show and tell" time.
Please start saving items for Bethlehem's annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale to be held Saturday, Dec. 9. They are asking for gently used Christmas decorations, gifts, and/or special items that will be of interest during this time of year. Donations can be brought to the church at any time now. Just give me a call at 218-357-2385 so the church is open, or bring them Sunday from 10-11 a.m.
The folks at Villa Vista/Cardinal Court announce their annual Christmas Family Night will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Plan to celebrate with your family or come to celebrate with those residents who are friends or those who need friends. Villa Vista is also in need of used Christmas Cards for projects. Drop them off anytime.
Upcoming Area Events
Oct. 26 and 28, Nov. 2 and Nov. 4 — Free coat and sweaters at Clothing Depot in Cromwell.
Friday, Oct. 27 — Halloween Party and Dance with marie Ojala and Mark Pracher, 1:30 p.m. at Villa Vista.
Friday, Oct. 27 — "Chilloween" Halloween Party, 5-11 p.m. at the Cromwell Park Pavilion.
Sunday, Oct. 29 — Confirmation at Bethany, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 3 — CACC Hunter's Supper, 4-7 p.m. at the Pavilion.
Saturday, Nov. 4 — Last Chance Craft Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cromwell-Wright School.
Saturday, Nov. 4 — Men's Breakfast/Bible Study, 8 a.m. at Bethany.
Saturday, Nov. 4 — Annual Hunter's Supper, 5-7 p.m. at Round Lake Presbyterian Church.
Sunday, Nov. 5 — Daylight Saving Time ends, 2 a.m. Boy, it's dark out!
Tuesday, Nov. 7 — Bookmobile, 2-2:45 p.m. in Cromwell and 1:15-1:45 p.m. in Wright.
Tuesday, Nov. 7 — School Bond Election. Voting will be 1-8 p.m. at the school. Absentee ballots can be obtained at the Carlton County Courthouse in Carlton. No mailed out ballots.
Thursday, Nov. 9 — Ruby's Pantry, 10-11:30 a.m. at Pavilion.
Friday, Nov. 10 — Veteran's Day program, 8 a.m. at the school, followed by a program at 10 a.m. at Villa Vista. Wear your uniform or hats, etc.
Saturday, Nov. 11 — Lakeside Community Clubhouse Mojakka Supper and raffle drawing, 4:30-7 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 — YOT Thanksgiving Dinner at the Pavilion in Cromwell.
That's the News from the "Edge of Wright." Have a good week and get out there and do something to help others.