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4/25/2013 11:00:00 AM
Press says goodbye to friend; lots to do this weekend for your family

This weekend there is plenty to do if you are looking for entertainment. The Chisago Lakes Lions Club is hosting thei annual Cadillac Dinner at Camp Ojiketa. The dinner will be held at the beautiful Strom Hall. There are still a few tickets left if you would like to join us. There are over $3,000 worth of raffle prizes and over $4,400 in cash prizes. Almost everyone there wins something. The dinner is always great, and everyone has a great time. If you would like to go, I urge you to call Jim Green at 651-257-7407 for tickets.

This is the weekend that Swing and a Miss finally makes its debut. Beginning at 1 p.m., you are invited to come and enjoy a free dance lesson prior to the concert. There will be a 10 piece Big Band orchestra belting out your favorite swing music. The event takes place at the Chisago City Community Center on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Chisago County Press is saying goodbye to a great employee. Linda Barnes has become the face of the Press if you will. She is our secretary, our bill collector, our greeter, and our prankster. She has been with us for years. Linda is taking a job at the Lindstrom Post Office, so you still get to see her smiling face, just a few blocks away. I remembered when I interviewed Linda, she really struck a chord with me. She reminded me of my mom (not age), and for those of you who remember my mom, you know that is the utmost compliment. Over the years, Linda has helped me through many trying times, and we have shared many good times as well. Linda will be sorely missed by all here at the Press, but I am excited for her family and for her new chapter of her life.

Last week after the big snow on Friday, I told people here at the Press that I am retiring the shovel for the season. Wouldn't you know that I was out shoveling Tuesday morning on April 23. Wow. The weather has really affected people's moods. If you ask how someone's doing, it's likely you will get some grumbling about the weather mixed in with some expletives. I can see how people are ready for spring, but I also remember how absolutely bone dry we were at the end of last year. So if you have to put a positive spin on it, at least our plants, trees, yards and lakes are getting water. This time I have put the shovel up in the rafters...I will NOT be shoveling again this spring.

Until Thursday probably If you think the snow is bugging you, think about all of the high school seniors. These poor kids have had their final year of spring sports shortened considerably. I remember being in school (a very long time ago) and being so excited for my senior year. That was going to be the year we made some noise as a team in baseball. These poor kids this spring have missed out on six or seven games. Obviously, we can not control the weather, but it would be nice for these kids to have a full season. Thank you for all of your clothing donations. I am still making trips to the homeless shelter, so if you are spring cleaning, please think of the homeless before you throw stuff away. Thanks.

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