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‘Amazing support’ lifts spirits of Thanksgiving meal organizers

By Kay Hoffer

  After announcing earlier this season this would be the last year the original organizers of the Community Thanksgiving Meal would be preparing and hosting the annual holiday feast, the response they received was immediate and clear.

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Pouring on the pies

         

        Terry High School students Deanna Loomis and Maxine Maue pour their freshly made meringue as they spread the mixture on top of a lemon pie during Tuesday morning’s culinary art class. The girls were among 10 students who have been preparing pies this week for the Community Thanksgiving Meal, which will be held Nov. 28 at the Bolin multi-purpose room. 

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Gas station under new ownership

 
 New owner Leann Lantis, handing change back to customer Chay Larsen,
now works the morning shift at the 4-Corners Convenience store.

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Chamber’s Terrific Tuesdays kickoff Dec. 3

 For Christmas shoppers longing to return to the true meaning of Christmas and avoid the frenzy, long lines and frantic consumerism of the season, the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce invites gift-seekers to visit Terry and experience the “Simple Joys of Christmas” during their Terrific Tuesday events.

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Poster winners promote tobacco-free lifestyle

  Freshmen Kaitlynn Wells and Valerie Greenfield were each recently awarded a $50 gift card for their poster reminding students, “Don’t Follow the Pack” in a poster contest sponsored by the Dawson County Tobacco Prevention group, 

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Honoring our Veterans

 

      Waving U.S. flags and holding hand crafted patriotic signs, students at Terry Schools presented their Veterans’ Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11. This year’s demonstration was held inside the gym due to an accumulation of snow and cooler conditions.

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Town Council holds hearing on zoning

 The Terry Town Council hosted a public hearing Wednesday, Nov. 6 regarding the proposed zoning regulations for the town. The meeting lasted under an hour with about 20 people in attendance, according to town clerk Lynn Schilling. A handful of people spoke for and against the proposal with some questioning aspects of zoning.

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Beef Cattle Workshop Set for Nov. 20

  Dr. Rachel Endecott, MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, will present an interactive workshop that will cover the basics of body condition scoring cattle on Wednesday, November 20 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Prairie County Courthouse. The workshop will also include a ranch visit to view some cattle in various condition scores.  Endecott will discuss the influence cow condition has on reproductive performance.

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Election polls from town election draw few voters

 The following results from the November 5 municipal election were reported by the Prairie County Clerk and Recorder’s office.

Ward I
For Mayor
Ronald G. Kiosse 51
For Council Members
Clinton Rakes 55
Ward II
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Hospital recoganizes employee Kay Blakely

  Prairie Community Hospital recently announced their employee of the third quarter for 2013. 

The honors, which were made known October 28, went to Kay Blakely.  
Blakely works in the kitchen and dietary department and is being recognized for her years of dedication to the health and well being of the hospital’s patients and residents.
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Poll

Are Yippee weekend and the Prairie County Fair too close together?: