Plenty of needs for ‘Jobs’ money

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

For the first time on Tuesday the Minnesota School Board began discussions about the Federal Jobs money of $99,600 approved for Minneota.
“It’s for creating jobs, retaining jobs or bringing back jobs that have been eliminated,” said Superintendent Dan Deitte.
It can’t be used for raises, equipment, supplies or buildings and it’s a one-time payment.
“The district has to be careful not to use the money to hire or retain positions that would cause on-going costs we can’t afford with the money is gone,” the superintendent said.
This money must be spent within two years.

St. Edwards Harvests the fun
board gamevandorp  buyssefrog boy eric hauswedellpopcorn maker lydia sussnerSt. Edwards Catholic Church of Minneota held it's Harvest Fest on Sunday and what they was fun. Ed Van Dorpe and Louie Buysse sat and talked during part of the event. Dan Longtin and son Travis held a board game in the gym. The boy with the frog was Eric Hauswedell. It was a prize he won at the event. Popcorn is always a treat at St. Edward's Harvest fest and Lydia Sussner served it to customers. Staff Photos by Byron Higgin.
Essay contest open to students

Thelocal V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 742 of Marshall is sponsoring the National Voice of Democracy (VOD) and Patriot’s Pen Essay contests.
The VOD contest is open to all students enrolled in public, private, parochial high schools or home schooled in grades 9 thru 12.  The students need to record a three-five  minute essay on a cassette tape or a CD on this year’s theme, “Does My Generation Have A Role In America’s Future?”
The Patriot’s Pen Essay contest is open to students in grades six through eight. The essay must only have 300-400 words and all words count, even single-letter words.
The theme for this contest is “Does Patriotism Still Matter?”

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