4/4/2013 12:52:00 PM Spell 'MAT RAT' and you win big;
depression is real, there are options
The Chisago Lakes Wrestling Booster club would like to invite you to their annual fundraising event next week. For those of you who have attended the event in the past, you know what a great time it is and what great prizes are given away. This year tops them all.
On top of a wonderful night of great food, drinks, dancing and having fun, your ticket will enter you in the drawing to win $10,000. As if that isn’t enough, there are lots of raffles with prizes such as shotguns, designer purses and much more. This year the booster club is rolling out a new dice game. There are six dice with the letters MAT RAT on them. For a fee, you may then roll the dice and if these letters are face up you have your choice of prizes. Not just any old prizes. You get to pick from a cash prize of $10,000, or a Lindstrom Wheelhorse yard package that includes a zero turn mower, a snow blower and everything else you need to make your lawn beautiful. You may also choose a boat package from Frankie’s Live Bait and Marine (you may have seen the pontoon as you come into Lindstrom), or you can choose a Polaris side by side ATV from Stacy Do It Best Hardware. All prize packages are valued over $10,000, so the winner will have a tough decision. The event takes place April 13, at the Lent Town Hall. See ads in this paper for more information or call 257-1000 or 651-335-1126.
Last week I had the opportunity to hear a speaker give a seminar on depression at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia. The speaker’s name was Mark Meier. Meier spoke for close to two and a half hours on depression, both in the world and in his life. Meier has battled depression for 20 plus years and finally has turned the corner. He spoke about the pressures of raising a family, keeping a job, the economy, living up to society’s standards and much much more. It was one of the most interesting speeches I have ever heard in my life. I have battled depression in the past, so when he was relaying his life’s experience, I was right there connecting with what he was saying. Everyone in the room was so appreciative and so attentive while Mark was speaking.
His message to us was simple, depression is real. Medications work for some people but not all. I was one that fell into the “didn’t work” category. Mark has formed a foundation dedicated specifically to men’s depression. Statistics say that middle-aged men have the highest rate of depression and suicide in the country. The foundation is called “Face It” and they are doing some amazing things. I have posted a tile ad on our website if you would like more information. Some people refuse to accept that depression is real. It is. In fact, United Health, one of the largest health care providers in the world has agreed to integrate Mark’s foundation and techniques into their everyday general healthcare. If you or someone you know is possibly depressed, by all means begin by looking at our website and just browse their friendly non-invasive website. You have everything to gain.
There is a really cool dance coming to town in a few weeks. It is called “Swing and a Miss” and it will feature dancing from the swing era. You will dance to the likes of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller, and Duke Ellington and more. The show is all ages and promises to be a great time. Here is something really cool, they are offering free dance lessons with paid admission at 1 p.m. with the dance beginning at 2 p.m. The dance will be held April 28 at the Chisago City Community Center and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. You can purchase tickets online at www.swing-and-a-miss.com/tickets.html or call 651-964-4663.
In this edition of the Press, you will find our Sumer Fun and Camps section. In it, you will find wonderful ideas for keeping your children and family happy and busy this summer. There are day camps, horse camps, weekly camps, and other great ideas for having a great summer. We hope you enjoy the section. It will also be in this weekend’s Search Shopper as well.
The local Veterans would like you to know your orders for bricks to be installed in the Veterans Memorial in Lindstrom are Due on May 1. To insure placement for your loved one, please have the form filled out in its entirety and turned in by the end on April. Forms can be picked up at the Press and the Chamber of Commerce.
Remember that Recycled Wardrobes is currently holding their Prom Dress Fundraiser. Girls can purchase a dress for only $25. There is s huge selection of beautiful dresses for a fraction of what they sold for on the rack. One hundred percent of the proceeds earned from the event go to support The Baby Blanket and the Chisago Lakes Life Care Center.