The Annual Community Band Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, December 1st at 3:30 PM.This event will be held at Christ Lutheran Church.There will be a free will offering taken for the Murray County food shelves.
The Community Band’s selections will include “Fanfare for Christmas,” “Christmas Rock,” “And All the Bells Shall Ring,” “Christmas Celebration on ‘Military Escort’,” “Jingle Jazz,” “A Holly Jolly Celebration,” and “All Through the Silent Night.”
The West Elementary Rebel Choir is a 72-member group of dedicated students under the direction of Christie Gergen.We will start our program with “It’s Time to Deck the Hall,” a traditional Welsh Carol.They will continue with “White Fields,” “Bethlehem Lullaby,” and “All on a Silent Night.”They will end with “Ding Dong!Merrily on High,” a 16th Century French Tune arranged by Cristi Cary Miller.Our piano accompanists will be Theresa Nystevold and Dayne Bose, Theresa Nysetvold on the Cello and Jenna Korver on the Glokenspiel. This group’s caroling schedule is as follows:Dec. 3rd at 3:30 at the Holt House, December 4th at 2:15 at the Government Center, Dec. 10th at Minnwest Bank, and Dec. 12th at First National Bank at 1:25 PM.
The Slayton Area Community Band’s 40 plus members enjoy presenting this concert, their six summer concerts, and participating in area parades.Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Christmas music during this Christmas season!
The Murray County Christmas Project is again planningto provide toys and gifts to over 300 eligible children in Murray County. We are accepting donations of toys and gifts for children12 and under. Also needed are stocking caps and mittens. Monetary gifts are also accepted to help with the purchase of gift items. Please take yourdonations to the Slayton Shoe Repair In Slayton by December 1, 2019 or contact 507-530-1292 and we will schedule a pickup time for your donation.
Thank you for your supportto the Murray CountyChristmas Project, your donations will be greatly appreciated by all who receive them.
UMN CATTLE FEEDER DAYS TO BE HELD IN LUVERNE
The annual University of Minnesota Extension Cattle Feeder Days program has been held for more than 40 years and continues to be the leading information, technology and research outlet for cattle feeders in the state of Minnesota.
The program features information on production management, nutrition, efficiency and marketing. The corresponding trade show features vendors with new information, technology and products with a wide-array of practical uses for the operators in the cattle feeding sector.
The program is directed at cattle feeders and allied industry representatives, and is open to the public.
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Dinner and Welcome to Cattle Feeder Days 2019
6:15 PMCATTLE FEEDER DAYS PROGRAM
Intake Management for Starting Calves
Liver Abscess Prevalence and Tylan Intervention Opportunities
Late Days on Feed Deaths: Causes and Prevention
The program will be held at two locations in December:
• Rochester: Tuesday, December 17 Rochester Golf and Country Club
• Luverne: Thursday, December 19 Grand Prairie Events Center
For more information or to pre-register visit: z.umn.edu/cattlefeederdays.
Melissa Runck is an Extension Educator-Ag Production Systems with University of Minnesota Extension in Murray and Pipestone Counties.
Successful Fundraiser& Winter Safety
I would like to sincerely thank our students, teachers, parents, community members, relatives and friends for making our Cherrydale fundraiser a huge success. The proceeds from the sales were around $13,000 and we couldn’t have done this without you. These funds will allow us to enhance our PBIS program as well as help fund various field trips, school assemblies and programs. Thanks again to everyone for making this a successful fundraiser for our students and school. We were able to upgrade our K-1 playground at Central and purchase a gaga pit at West with some of our proceeds from last year’s fundraiser. Reminder: Fundraiser pick-up date is Thursday, December 5th 3:00-5:30 at West Elementary Gym.
As winter has once again reminded us that we are Minnesotans, I would like to assure parents that student safety is our first priority. Our district has a weather related school closing policy in place and all parents and guardians will be notified with our parent notification system as soon as a determination has been made to close or delay school. Please make sure that we have your correct contact information.
As many of our students travel on the bus, it is very important that they are properly dressed for the bus ride. When weather permits, we will continue outdoor recess activities, so please make sure to outfit your child with warm coats, hats, mittens, snow pants, and boots so that we may all enjoy our beautiful Minnesota winters.
With Thanksgiving coming next week and with the cooperation of Mother Nature, we only have a month of school until we break for Christmas. While students are diligently working on achieving their academic goals, they are also preparing for the various holiday programs. We encourage parental participation in all of your child’s activities, so please be sure to connect with your child’s teacher or me with any questions or concerns. The latest updates and information on school activities can also be found on our webpage at www.mcc.mntm.org or our new school app.Enjoy our Minnesota winter.
MCC Elementary Principal
By: John Stenen
Years ago a Navajo woman was taken to a hospital in a dying condition. For quite some time she was cared for very tenderly. Her doctor did his absolute best to give her the careand the comfort she deserved. He took time out of his busy schedule to encourage and lift her spirits and treat her as a very important person. She could not believe all the respect and kindness he showed towards her.
As she improved, a Christian Chaplain visited her and presented the gospel plan of salvation which can come only through Jesus Christ. He revealed to her how wonderful and loving Jesus Christ is - and all He suffered and provided for her eternal well-being. After hearing about Christ and the salvation that has been made available to her, she lay there in silence for quite sometime as if pondering what had been told to her. Then, into the room stepped her doctor with a big smile on his face but seeing the Chaplain sitting next to her bed, he excused himself and left the room. She then broke her silence and said, “If Jesus is anything like my doctor, I believe I can trust Him forever.” She had seen the life of Christ being lived through a man, and she gave her heart to Jesus.
Our Lord’s desire is to live His life through each child of God. How is it with us who claim to be followers of Jesus? Are we loving and kind? Do we esteem others better than ourselves? Are we hospitable and generous? Are we easy to live with? If so, this is one of our greatest tools of being a witness for Jesus. Through our life, others will be able to see the goodness of God. Scripture says that it’s the goodness of God that leads men to repentance.