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LAGA?Winter Session The Lakes Area Gymnastics Academy will be starting Winter Sessions next week. The Twinkles Team for kids 3-6 years old will begin Jan. 14. Classes will be Wednesday's from 6-7 p.m. through Feb. 18. The General Class for Beginners between the ages of 7-12 will start Jan. 14-15 and run through the end of February. Wednesday class times will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday class times are 3:30-4:30 p.m. The cost for both classes is $25 per month. There is no experience necessary for these classes.
The Great American Think-Off releases the 2009 essay and debate question "Is It Ever Wrong to do the Right Thing?" America's premier amateur philosophy contest, The Great American Think-Off, releases its 2009 essay and debate question: "Is It Ever Wrong to do the Right Thing?" The Great Debate will be held in New York Mills, Minnesota on June 13th, 2009 before a live audience. Entering the competition is easy. Just submit an essay of 750 words or less by April 1, 2009 (postmark date).
Lee Hoedl, a 1981 graduate of Perham High School, will run the 113th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2009 to benefit Children's Hospital Boston. As a selected member of Children's Miles for Miracles Team, runners have an extra incentive to push them across the finish line: helping children and families who receive world-class care at Children's Hospital Boston. "It is a dream come true for me to run in the most prestigious marathon in the United States while supporting a cause about which I'm so passionate," states Hoedl, who began full marathon training and racing in 2002.
Power Works Gym 9th Annual Push, Pull &?BBQ Aug. 30 Power Works Gym in Perham will be hosting their 9th Annual Push, Pull & BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Noon. The event will consist of bench press and dead lift competitions. This is a drug-free event. Cost to enter the competition is $50 if registered before July 28. An additional $5 registration fee will be added after that date. That includes entry fee for all lifters, t-shirts, all the pop, sports drinks or beer (if 21 or older) you can drink, plus a steak and sauteed shrimp for all lifters and volunteer helpers.
The Perham Area Chamber of Commerce and the Perham Lions would like to announce that registrations are now being accepted for the 13th Annual Cal Miller Memorial Bicycle Race. This year's race will take place on Sunday, August 24, at 9 a.m. Preregister by mail or register on race day beginning at 8 a.m. Please note this is a change of date from previous publications.
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org You may have seen her around the Est Otter Tail County Fair with her cousins and aunts and uncles. Or maybe biking around town, during stay's with her grandparents. You very well could have seen her at Wall Drug (now Thrifty White Drug) getting candy. Just an ordinary girl. You probably didn't know it then, but you were seeing a future Olympian. If you didn't know the little girl, you probably did know her mom, Mary Martin. Mary grew up in Perham, the daughter of Walter and Mildred Martin, and graduated from Perham High School in 1972.
By John George email@example.com Who says the media can't spark change? When Minneapolis Star-Tribune high school reporter John Millea wrote a series of articles about how the financial crunch affecting schools, large and small. Activity fees will be in the range of $250-400 per student, per activity, at many schools already this fall.
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org "We've been knocking on the door for a few years. Now we've finally broken through." What Perham Activities Director Fred Sailer was refering to in that statement was how close Perham has been to winning the Minnesota State High School League Challenge Cup in the previous four years the award has been handed out.
The inaugural Run 'Round the Rose will be held on Saturday, July 19th at 7 a.m. The race will start from the regionally renown Spanky's Stone Hearth Restaurant and continuing for a 12 mile scenic route around beautiful Rose Lake. Runners will find the route both scenic and challenging as it circles Rose Lake on black-top county roads and highways and maintained gravel/dirt secondary roads.
By John George email@example.com A one of a kind event is coming to Perham this weekend, and with the success organizers have had preparing for the Angler-Young Angler International Fishing Tournament and the tremendous support of the local communities, this will hopefully be the first annual tournament in the lakes area. This year's AYA Tournament will be held at Paul Miller Park on Little Pine Lake in Perham on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.