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Grace Place continues expanding mission


Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Grace Place, an organization with a 20-year history of serving single women and their families, is announcing plans to develop a future Family Care Center and Transitional Shelter Facility in Rushford, and to continue increasing services into other southeastern communities as financing becomes available.

Grace Place began in Winona as a home for single women and their children, later growing into a life skills education center and thrift store on Second Street in downtown Winona. The organization provides Christian guidance, mentoring, life skills, support and encouragement for women with unplanned pregnancies and families experiencing brokenness and change. On the eve of celebrating its 20th anniversary, it embarked on its newest thrift store and outreach center approximately a year ago in Rushford. The Rushford store has experienced tremendous success in a short time.

According to Carla Burton, Grace Place Executive Director, the organization’s goal is ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ by responding to the increasing need for shelter and other social services. The organization plans to meet these needs by creating a Family Care Center (child care center) and Transitional Shelter Facility in Rushford, which will eventually house three families for extended periods of time until they are ready to move out on their own. If a Rushford homeowner is interested in donating a home for this important cause, area residents may contact Carla Burton at 507-459-5241.

“The Family Care Center will enable at-risk parents who are working to have an opportunity for childcare based on a sliding fee scale. If the parent is not working, the Family Care Center will provide a positive atmosphere where the parent and child may be together. This will promote healthy relationships between parents and children. The Family Care Center will also offer working families who are not at-risk, creating additional revenue for Grace Place to continue its mission,” says Burton.

The vision for the Transitional Shelter Facility goes beyond basic human need for shelter. Carla Burton believes through support and education, mothers to-be and young families will grow from brokenness into renewal, spiritual wholeness and emotional security. The organization will teach life skills to help bring families out of poverty.

Poverty and homelessness is a very real area of concern for the Grace Place’s Burton and its board of .....
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Lanesboro Christmas Inn tour

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Lanesboro, Minnesota welcome you Sunday, December 2, to our Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour. Join us for an afternoon of celebration and tour the Bed and Breakfast Inns that have made Lanesboro the Bed and Breakfast Capit ..... 
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Adult soccer in Preston

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Every Sunday night from now until April 30, 2013, adult indoor soccer will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Fillmore Central Elementary School in the Elementary School Gymnasium in Preston, Minn. Soccer will be held indoor every Sunday night, with pick-up ..... 
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The Working Mom

By Tammy Danielson

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

A Different Thankful List We can all think of advice that our mother told us like, “keep your house clean…you never know when company is going to stop by” or, “if you don’t knock it off, your face is going to stay like that!” That last ..... 
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New furnaces and air conditioners at the Spring Valley library

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

By Gary Peterson At the Spring Valley council meeting the major item of concern was the news from the library that the furnaces and air conditioners for the building are in bad condition. The units on the roof have been leaking carbon monoxide, and ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents its own distinctive telling of the classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol, November 23 – December 23 with previews beginning on November 16. Commonweal’s imaginative take on this classi ..... 
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“Historical Harmony” during Holiday Fest

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On November 17, as part of the Holiday Fest, the Harmony Area Historical Society will present its current display of pictures and other items that capture the history of Harmony. The display will be in the HAHS Interpretive Room at the Harmony Visit ..... 
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Northern Lights in concert

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

“Made in America” will be presented by Northern Lights on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago St., in Decorah. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The women’s chorus, under the direction of Jane Kolarich and acco ..... 
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“Pets” is the theme for “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Pets’ is the theme for the season finale “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. The show will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., with pre-show music by the Lanesboro Methodist Church Pr ..... 
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