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Wednesday September 1  2010 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota - Page 3 Bankers boost learning.... The employees of First National Bank of Bagley recently donated an assortment of school supplies to the Clearwater County SalvationArmy. The workers pay a fee to dress casually on Friday, and the funds raised are given to organizations that the employees choose. A sum of $380 was spent on backpacks, crayons, markers, folders, pencils, notebooks, Kleenex, scissors and more. Bank staff members MaryAnn Erickson 0eft) and Stacy Norman (right) help Linda Bestul of the Salvation Army get the items together. The school supplies were distributed to students of Clearwater County. Greetings from Comerstone. August went by so fast. Looking at our September calendar, I do not see the good times slowing down. This week we are looking forward to our last ice cream social of the season. Friday at 2 p.m. we have the Hospital Auxiliary ladies putting on our September birthday party for the residents who were born in September. They will be celebrating with special music, and serving the cake and coffee. They usually will bring a card for the guests of honor and share a few words too. Last week was great; we had devotions with Bonnie Swanberg. Ruby Bergquist and Sylvia Larson came in that afternoon, and we played Bingo, Tuesday Bob Peterson costumes, and he did some adorable skits. It was hard for Pastor Karl to follow that act, but he did. Pastor Karl came in later that afternoon, and he sang hymns just beautifully, and the residents joined in on their favorite songs. After coffee hour we had fellowship with Pastor Scheer of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. His sermon was heartfelt, and the hymns he sang with the residents were very soulful. Friday was great; we took the bus out for those residents who wanted to have lunch at the Senior Center. The people at the Senior Center have always treated us with such hospitality, and the cooks put out such a delicious dinner. It is our favorite place to go out and eat right now. That afternoon ought in sgme great stories Bea Lebeda and Truttie Flugga share[at Story Thne. '. /'] cam in, and we made some Wednesday a couple of. the. tasty apple crisp dessert with dies from Glorified Rice:: the residents. Using the apples :j came in and hosted a sing- we picked off our own tree in along birthday party. Thank the front yard. you, Helen Johnson, and We give thanks to everyone Kim LaVine. We all love the for their contribution of all sing-along, and Kim is just they do. You are all much wonderful on the piano, appreciated. Our summer has Thursday we had a real been great so far. We look treat. Charlotte Stoker's forward to sharing the new fall family brought in there pug, season, too. We especially look "the magnificent Dino." They forward to sharing it with all of dressed him in the cutest you. COMPLETE HEARING AID CAR[ • Advanced Digital Technology • Free Hearing Evaluation • 45 Day Hearing Aid Trial I First Care Clinic/Hospital I (Waiting Room) 900 Hilligoss Blvd. SE, Fosston Ilidm4 tkdidd Thursday, September 9 & 23 Licensed/BoardCerafiedH.1.S. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. .ll v Serving area for 30 years 2514 S. Washington, Grand Forks 1-800-658-3442 Insurance/Medicaid 0% Financing Available] ltc-s DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! Happy 50 th Anniversary Jackie & Wally The children and grandchildren of Wally and Jackie Kresien wish to invite family and friends to attend their 50  Wedding Anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Nee Gon Nee Lutheran Church at Roy Lake. Wally and Jackie were married Sept. 3, 1960 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pilger, Neb. Hennie Merseth celebrates 90 years Hennie Christine Louise Hanson Merseth Join us i 0 celebrating Mom's 90th birthday. The celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 2-4 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church located six miles west of Bagley on Hwy 2. A short program will be held at 2 p.m. Your presence is your gift. Joe, Janey and Mark i AD SPACE Monson and Sims to Wed Susan Kay (Harwood) Monson and Randall Wayne Sims are happy to announce their engagement. Susan is the daughter of Eugene and Lois Harwood of Bagley, and is working for Huckle Media, LLC in the creative services department in Owatonna, Minn. Randy is working for Sauk Centre Public Schools as an industrial technology teacher. Randy's parents, Bud and Norma Sims, reside in Fergus Falls, Minn. The couple plans to be married in October of this year. SWEET 16 ,- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! MARNI rHappy 70 th Birthda CHESTER LUNDIN September 2 "d Happy 70 th Birthday Dad & Grandpa Much Love from, Susie, Tom, FOR RENT 00ordan00Uarioh • >-: ,: What a great community we live in! In the past five weeks, you as a community have opened your hearts and your wallets to give generously for two teenagers in the Bagley and Shevlin communities. What a joy it has been to observe how you have responded with your smiles and your financial support, to make life for these young men and their families so much more optimistic. What does your smile mean to others? We just want to share this short poem about the importance of a smile. "A Smile" A smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive; without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it. A smile creates happiness .." iii;.iia;.€00 ggi; = .. ," 11, B a c 2 oo t 00avi ,," I ' Get straight A's with frame and lens packages for kids and teens today! 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Fosston, MN 56542 I Healthy si@t in ever,/light'7 I (218) 694-2442 ~ 1-800-445-9643 (218) 435-1010-1-800-238-5097 / I L II 1 1 mm m 1 i inm mm m iiim 1 1 mm imm m 1 mm 1 i i m l nnm mm 1 1 1 mm 1 1 m 1 uml m 1 llm m J in the home; fosters good will in business; and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary; cheer to the discouraged; sunshine to the sad; and it is nature's best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen; for it is something that is of no value until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. (Author anonymous) Please keep smiling! It is worth more than a thousand words! " Basinger TM to wed Ehlers Jeff & Wendy Basinger of Clearbrook are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Renae Basinger to Paul William Ehlers, son of Fred & Tammie Ehlers of Leonard. The couple will be married Saturday, September 4 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook at 5 p.m. " ' A reception and dance will be held following the ceremony at the Clearbrook Community Center. All friends and relatives are invited to share with them a celebration of love, as they nite in marriage. A long time Clearbrook resident is celebrating a milestone birthday. TWINS!!! James Michael Dean & Emmi Sue Skarison Dani Rose Skarison is excited to announce the birth of her brother and sister! Emmi Sue, 61bs. loz. 19˝ inches at 7:04 a.m. James Michael Dean, 51bs 6oz. 18˝ inches at 7:05 a.m. Born on Aug, 18, 2010 in Fosston at the First Care Hospital. The proud parents are Shane and Shelly Skarison of Bagley. Maternal grandparents are Rose Kaiser and the late Michael Kaiser of Bagley. Paternal grandparents are Sue and Lucky Ingalls and Rick and Brenda Skarison, all of Bagley. Great-grandparents are Lillian Reddick of Fosston, Joe and Joyce Lebeda, Ira and Aryls Skarison of Bagley, and Lucille Hanse of Bemidji. The family of Clayton Steenerson would like to invite family and friends to an open house celebrating his 90th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 2-5 p.m. at 319 Lake Ave NE. No gifts, please. BIRTHDAY.: Lots Quinn Payne Marshall Kreg and Tamara Marshall are proud to announce the birth ot their son Quinn Payne Marshall on Aug. 11, 2010. He weighed 91bs. 9 oz and was 21 ˝ inches long. Grandparents are Allen and Dianne Horsley and Arlen and Diane Marshall, all of Bagley. Maternal great-grandparents are Brenda and the late Kenneth Gray of Oklahoma, and Peggy and Emil Kempf of Montana. Paternal great-grandparent are the late John and Edna Jacobson and Sophie and Earl Marshall. 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When we come to Him daily, giving the first commandment priority in our hearts (Mark 12:30), we are chaste virgins (male and female) before Him in the courtroom of GOd (2 Corinthians 11:2). We now say "Nothing can separate us from the love of God" (Romans 8:39). The mercy of God outruns and outlasts the depths of our sin every time; it endures forever (Psalm 136:1). We must not put off the building of our relationship with Him. Nothing stands in the way; the door is wide open to us. He loves and cares for each of us andis touched by the things we are concerned about (Hebrews 4:15). Pastor Joseph Prince reminds us of God's unmerited favor: "It is important for you to eradicate the notion that the Lord is present to find fault with you. You may have been raised in an environment where your parents were constantly picking on your faults and pointing out your mistakes, but don't project this characteristic onto the Lord. God knows every idiosyncrasy about you, yet He loves you perfectly because He sees you through the lens of the cross, where His Son has removed every failing from your life! So even your current argument with your spouse is washed by the blood of Jesus. The Lord's presence is with you not to judge you or to smack you on the head with a giant bat the moment you fail. No, my friend, His presence is with you to direct you, guide you, lead you into becoming more like Christ, and to make you a success in every endeavor you undertake" (Unmerited Favor, page 53). Oh, how grateful I am for the unmerited favor of God! We can cast all our cares on Him, because He does care for us (1 Peter 5:7). "If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Face it, friend. He is crazy about you!" (Max Lucado). "Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). Take the time to look up each scripture presented here and make it your morning manna today. "The day is coming when I will wipe every tear from your eyes" (Revelation 21:3-4, paraphrased). b( i[ i;;$$}7[i!11i l$[llill:[lIIIlii](iilIlflllflitllillillll|lllll]tff: I Ii; ,,1 ,,,,1 ,m t lJ)l,;ll ll} m ;1I ,1 ',ii]";l[;']] r II11llill:[i$|lltillill,llllllllllllllllllllllliT 1