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Wednesday, May 03, 2006
VOL. V Issue 5B
Summit Meeting Location Disclosed
This morning our Publisher got up bright and early to meet with Bernie Hunhoff, Editor, Publisher, and Apprentice Photographer for the South Dakota Magazine. They had scheduled to meet in Highmore at the Thunderbird, but it wasn't opened yet. So the undisclosed location was moved across the highway to the Outpost.
Nick and Mary Jo Nemec were also Mr. Hunhoff's guests for breakfast. A lot of what they discussed will not be mentioned, as it will appear in print sometime around September. Longtime Readers have heard most of it before anyway.
One topic that we will divulge is the need of Community based blogs. That is because after the Summit Meeting was over, Holabird Advocate Publisher, Jerry Hinkle, saw a poster for a Kory and the Fireflies concert in Pukwana, South Dakota. If there was ever a small town that knows the value of promotion, it's Pukwana. After all, this town with a population of 287 (according to the 2000 Census) booked Kory and the Fireflies. Can your hometown do that? Pukwana has got some real can-do spirit. What Holabird promises, Pukwana can deliver!
The Duck & the Devil
an old story, but a good one
There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm.
He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods.
He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target.
Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was
walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck.
Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck
square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved.
In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see
his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.
After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the
dishes." But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes.
Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go
fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper."
Sally just smiled and said," Well that's all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help."
She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.
After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's he finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck.
Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know.
You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing,
but because I love you, I forgave you.
I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you."
Thought for the day and every day thereafter?
Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done. And the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.)
You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing.....
He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you.
The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He not only forgives you, but He forgets. It is by God's grace and mercy that we are saved. Go ahead and make the difference in someone's life today and let them know.....
God is at the window.
Mai Fest Begins
Joan Hansen joins a select group of people. Very special, extraordinary folks who get to celebrate their birthday at a convenient time. MLK gets his birthday on a Monday, so does Washington and Christopher Columbus. Joan gets to have her birthday on Saturday! How cool is that? Cartoons all day, and polka all night. Of course, today is the Day of all Days for her. Joan's children have given her a precious gift. The ability to be younger for 3 extra days. Kinda makes that Daylight Savings Jazz look puny, eh!

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