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Are you a "Friend of the Library"? On Tuesday, April 17 an exploratory meeting was held at the Perham Area Public Library to explore the idea of forming a "Friends of the Library" group to enhance, enrich, expand and promote library services and resources. In other communities The Friends are community members who believe that a good library is essential to the cultural and economic well being of the community.
Summer softball leagues forming now The Perham summer adult softball leagues are forming for 2007. League nights will stay the same with Men's League on Thursday and the Co-Rec League on Tuesdays. Anyone interested in starting a new team in either league can contact Randy Skoog at 346-3924. The Men's league is especially in need of a couple more teams. Deadline to register a team is April 12th. The district meeting is that evening and all team membership materials are handed out then.
A fundraiser for Josh Hanson's memorial will be hosted by the Detroit Lakes American Legion. The spaghetti feed, auction and silent auction, with Loren Seifert Auctioneering, is Sunday, March 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Memorial will be built at Maplewood State Park, just East of Pelican Rapids. A nice picnic shelter built of logs; the approximate cost of $50,000. The memorial shelter will be in memory of Josh R. Hanson, August 22, 1979 - August 30, 2006. Hanson was killed in action in Iraq while on a combat mission, when his Humvee was hit by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device).
"In Their Own Words" Veterans Museum will be hosting an afternoon of Whist from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. The cost to attend the card party is $5. The event is helping to raise funds for the WDAY Flight for Veterans to see the Washington D.C. WWII Memorial. This fundraiser is an opportunity to show appreciation for the sacrifices our veterans have made to keep us a free nation. There will be a free will offering lunch and a bake and craft sale, also held at ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham.
It's not exactly cotton-candy and mini donut weather, but we're thinking ahead to warm weather and a favorite time of the year-- the State Fair. The annual Cancurables Fair Bear Design Contest has been set. Each year, the Cancurables Foundation presents a new collectible Fair Bear at the MN State Fair, designed by a Minnesotan. All of the proceeds from the sale of the bears at the State Fair go directly to cancer research.
By Brian Wiermia D.L. Newspapers The ever-changing landscape of Minnesota prep football has now forced a facelift in area gridiron action. The longtime Heart O'Lakes Conference in football is no more, after Frazee and Agassiz Valley opted to move out of the HOL and into the Northern Plains Conference. Those two moves -- along with Perham and Roseau moving to the Northern Lakes Conference -- left just four teams in the HOL, thus ending its long tenure as one of the area's toughest conferences. Only the football portion of the conference has been disbanded.