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The cornstalks are up and the light poles are being decorated. Come and check them out.

The Kettle River American Legion Post 360 rifle drawing is

9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at the Tower Tap in Kettle River. First prize: Winchester XPR .30-06 with scope or $500 cash; second prize: Henry lever action .22 caliber rifle or $250 cash; third prize: Iver Johnson 12 gauge pump action shotgun or $200 cash; fourth prize: Bushnell game camera or $150 cash.

It is important that all voters are registered to vote; make sure you vote for the best person you think will fit that position. It is often the case that those who didn’t vote are the first to complain about the results. If you don’t vote, don’t complain.

There will be a Ma & Pa Kettle River meeting 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Kettle River Senior Center. We will be working on future events in October, November and December. We will need volunteers to help with these events. The first event will be a Halloween party at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the veterans building. There will be hot dogs, chips and beverages, followed by a grand march of costumes. Trunk-or-Treat will be in the parking lot for anyone who would like to participate.

The last Finnish luncheon for the season will be Oct. 18. We will be saying goodbye and safe travels for all our snowbirds.

Come to the next Kettle River city council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the council room.

Quilting at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is from 9 am to noon every Wednesday. Donations of new cotton fabric are appreciated. Items for donation can be brought to the church during our quilting time or brought to me.

When I was about 10 years old, my father bought a root beer stand, so my sister and I were able to carhop for the summer. One day, a car came in and I asked if they wanted some root beer. They had never had root beer and did not know what it was and were afraid they would get drunk if they had some. It took me a while to convince them it was like pop and not like real beer before they finally decided to try it. We were also the first place in town to offer a California burger with lettuce and tomato on it.

Marcia Sarvela is a resident of Kettle River. Contact her at [email protected] or 218-273-4045.

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