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Page 4 Cold Spring Record Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Peter & Paul School Preschool Cookie Time by Roger Strom Part of the Morning Show on KASM Radio email: jussayn@live.com Each month the students of Sts. Peter & Paul School host a Preschool Cookie Time for children ages 3 - 5 years old. On November 22nd, the fourth graders hosted 25 preschoolers for Cookie Time. They had stories, songs, poems and movement exercises for the preschoolers. They ended the session making turkeys and having milk and cookies. Pictured are some of the fourth graders with some of the preschool- ers. Our next Preschool Cookie Time will be held on Friday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. All preschool children ages 3-5 years are invited! Sponsored by Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce Bcforc It's Gone Coffee & Gift Shop 418 Main Street (across from the Pillar Inn) 320.685.5450 Cold Spring Duane Kuss will be in store to sign Copies of "Dance with the Elephant" C] eck out our wel ite or focebookpage for more inform ation and upcom in# event . ~L:~~" .~,%V: Christmas Carols- Smoked Pork Chop with Dessert 7, 2013 5:15 PAl.- Social 6:15 P.M.- First Concert 7:00 P.M.- Dinner and Dessert 7:45 P.M.- Second Concert Tickets are available from any Maennerchor Member or by calling 320-224-6759 or Paul at 320-492-4663 Tickets are $20.00 per person Events Veteran's Day Mass Pancake Breakfast Christmas Dinner and Song Concert Christmas Open House Assumption Nursing Home Cold Spring Sunday, December 8, 2013 Community Christmas Concert St. Boniface Parish Cold Spring Sunday, December 15, 2013 7:30pm Paramount Theatre Local Roots Series Concert St. Cloud Sunday, January 19, 2014 2:00pro Associated Male Choruses of America Big Sing Hosted by the Cold Spring Maennerchor St. John's University Collegeville Friday - Sunday, April 25-27, 2014 Since the Super Bowl, Dodge Ram commercial featuring Paul Harvey reading "So, God Made a Farmer," recognizing farmers has become a wel- come trend in advertising. The latest efforts include a fantastic video from McDonald's that salutes dairy families and the contributions they make. The narrator says, "Dairy farming is a 365-day-a-year job." "Hard work gets started hours before the sun rises and ends long after it sets." Along with some fantastic pictures of farms, cows and people, he ends by saying, "From the rest of us who benefit from all that hard work, we can only say 'thanks.' What you do every day is truly amazing." To see the video for yourself, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ0xnp_apno At the same time, United Dairy Industry of Michigan has released a video recognizing dairy farmers. Along with heart warming pictures of farmers, the video says, "Dairy farmers' hands tell a story. With every wrinkle, every crease, hard work can be seen," "these same hands are the tools that feed families, towns, states and nations" and that "tirelessly chore; they tirelessly care; they tirelessly love." Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SgK-IDCutcs Tied to the video is a promotion with Kroger grocery stores to help those that have been hit hardest by the economic collapse of Detroit. Kroger's effort is called "Pour it Forward" that asks shoppers to donate a gallon of milk to the "Forgotten Harvest Rescue" which distributes food to needy families in the Detroit area. Within the first three days of the promotion, 18,400 gallons of milk had been donated. The latest videos and promotions follow on the heels of the Culver's "Thank You Farmers" cam- paign that asked the public to write a thank you note to farmers with the promise that Culver's would donate $1 to the National FFA Organiz- ation for each thank you note submitted. Apparently, people have a real appreciation for farmers and after running the promotion at 500 of their restaurants for four months; Culver's raised more than $220,735 for the National FFA Organization, local FFA chapters and farm fami- lies. One of the thank you notes read: "I want to thank EVERY FARMER for all their hard work and if it weren't for all of you, none of us would be eating, or fueling our vehicles. THANK YOU." Culver's has already announced plans to sup- port other farming organizations in 2014, including 4-H and K-12 agriculture programs. A big concern in agriculture is that with each generation, people are getting further and further away from the: farm and their opinions of farming are of Len influenced by organizations that have their own agenda with little respect for, or under- standing of modern agriculture. Thankfully, %ig business" has seen the wisdom of aligning itself with the farmers that make their business possible, recognizing their values, dedica- tion and the hard work they do to make sure we have a safe and quality food supply. This Thanksgiving lets give a big "Thank you" to our farmers. ...jus-sayn (Your thoughts? email me at: jussayn@live.com) Copyright 2013 Strom Communications All rights reserved. This column sponsored by COLD SPRING COUNTRY STORE Hand Blown Glass Vases & Cardinal Pitcher 50 lb' Black ;16 Bag 0il Sunflower (~'~'~=~-' while Sul~llu last.) 300 Main St., Cold Spring (320) 685-8651 . Cold Spring Co-op Saturday 8:00a - 3p Sunday 9a - lp Letters to the Editor continued from page 2 Sunday, December 1 10:30 am - 3:00 pm Small Business Expo [ 40+ Vendors! Homemade Soup & Sandwich When you insure both your car and home through Auto-Owners Insurance, we'll save you money! Insurance Agency Cold Spring 685-7215 St. Joseph 363-7233 Waite Park 252-6175 Sartell 253-6822 www.omanninsurance.com President Obama was trying to get 40 million people insured, why didn't we just give each of them a million? It would have been billions cheaper. The Supreme Court told us ACA was a tax, but that didn't resonate with us. The figures in your arti- cle verify do. There is something that came to light at Senate hearings last week that the public should know about the Affordable Care Act. When I was watching the senate hearings for the ACA last week on C-Span, HHS Secretary Sebe- lius was asked a direct question from a senator. The question- "were the "Navigator's hired by the government given back- ground checks?" The answer by HHS Sebelius was no. The "Navigators" are 60 thou- sand people hired by the govern- ment to help applicants sign up for Obamacare. People sign up by telephone if they don't have com- puter access. We have to give our Social Security numbers and oth- er private and sensitive informa- tion to people who could be crimi- nals. From the House hearings: "How can the public trust a hasti- ly thrown together system in which meeting a deadline was more important for the adminis- tration than conducting complete end-to-end testing of the site's se- curity," asked Rep. Fred Upton (R) of Michigan. "We'd like to know how the delays and rushed implementation have affected or complicated the ability to per- form the security work for the website." Democrats on the committee, while expressing concern about the website performance overall, suggested that the hearing was mainly a partisan attempt to raise public fears about the web- site's security - despite a lack of significant problems with it - in order to deflate public interest in the Affordable Care Act (a lack of significant problems with it)? Letters to the Editor continued on page 5