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  • Guest column: Creative carving can be had

    A.A. Alm|Jan 20, 2023

    Do you get bored on the cold wintery days and wonder what to do to keep occupied? Maybe you should look at woodcarving as a hobby. You don’t need any special artistic ability to be a woodcarver. There is no age limit. It can be a lifetime hobby. There are two carving clubs in our area. The Bloody Thumbs club meets in Sandstone. The one I belong to is the Knotty Carvers of the North and meets at the Proctor Area Community Center on the first Saturday every month from September to May from 9 a.m. to noon. We also have a small group that meets o...

  • Guest column: Trees make the season

    A.A. Alm|Dec 2, 2022

    It’s that time of year, when Christmas trees with all of the beautiful lights and decorations show up in our homes. The traditional use of evergreen trees during the Christmas season brings to many Americans the fragrance and freshness of the forest. Christmas trees probably do more to bring joy to families at this time and to dramatize the message of “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men” than any other thing. Indoors or outdoors, Christmas trees, whether natural or artificial, have become almost an essential holiday decoration in homes, churc...