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Survivors


Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Monday, August 28, 2000

This is a story about survivors.

No, it is not about the gameshow/psychodrama that was recently portrayed on CBS, where neurosis is a developmental skill highly valued by artificially created tribal groups.

It is coincidental, however, that on the night a guy named Richard was named the $1 million "Survivor" winner, my daughter and her travelling comrades were at their homes unpacking their gear after returning from Menogyn Wilderness Adventure Camp, which is affiliated with the YMCA.

From a base camp two miles south of the Canadian border, six young women, three canoes, 235 pounds of dried food, and an assortment of camping equipment, were trucked northward 13 hours into western Ontario and dropped off in the Caribou Wilderness Area.

From there, the group made their way westward by canoe across a series of lakes to the Gammond River which eventually flows into the Bloodvein River in Manitoba.

The Bloodvein empties into Lake Winnipeg. There the adventurers caught a ferry, which took them to Winnipeg where they were picked up and hauled back to Minnesota. All in all, the trip took 23 days.

All of the young women, who ranged in age from 15 to 18, were invited to participate in this journey because they had prior experience canoeing in the wilderness. Their leader was a wizened elder at the ripe old age of 23.

Prior to going on their voyage, the group planned their trip, packed the food and supplies they would need and trained in whitewater canoeing, a skill that was essential to travelling down the Gammond and Bloodvein rivers.

On their trip, the travelers saw moose, caribou, loons, bald eagles and a few eccentric fishermen who had flown into a fishing outpost in the Canadian outback.

I watched proudly as my daughter and her group returned to the base camp last Tuesday. They were followed in rapid succession by six other Menogyn groups of young men and women, all of whom had experienced similar adventures - canoeing, hiking, backpacking and rock climbing in different parts of the United States and Canada.

Traveling in the wilderness as a group requires teamwork and discipline. It's about the sum of the parts being greater than the individual components; each part an essential to the whole. There is no room for slackers when you are shooting a rapids miles from civilization or rapelling down a cliff face on Lake Superior.

Since 1965, sim .....
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Sams bath

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Monday, September 18, 2000

It was a beautiful Saturday morning, a day that you might expect to enjoy in June rather than September. My dog, Sam and I took a walk through the woods while my wife was entertaining some of her friends out on the d ..... 
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Journal Profile # 79

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Name: Jim Attwood
Home: Preston
Profession: Court Administrator for Fillmore County
Family: Wife Kathy, Daughters Jessica and Emily
Hobby: History, travel, ham radio, computers
Last Book Read: ..... 
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BLT Bites

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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16 to 20 Cherry tomatoes
1 pound bacon, cooked & crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3 cup chopped green onions
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
With a small sharp knife, cut th ..... 
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9/25/00

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Max, Maxxximum, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot

Monday, September 25, 2000

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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To the Editor,

There has been some questions raised in the community about organ donation. This letter is written to dispel some of the myths and address some of these questions.

Organ donation is a life giving option for fami ..... 
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Mildred S. Livingood

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Mildred S. Livingood, 94, formerly of Canton, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.

Mildred S. Johnson was born March 31, 1906 at Amherst, Fillmore County, grew up and attended school in Fillmore County. In ..... 
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Jayne Ilene Gossman

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Jayne Ilene Gossman, 69, of Preston, died September 20, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Granger, MN.

Jayne Finstad was born March 27, 1931 in Sunburg, MN, the daughter of Richard and Marina (Swenson) Finstad. She grew up in the area and a ..... 
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Howard Shipton

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Howard Shipton, 83, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Spring Valley, died August 17, 2000.

He was born August 29, 1916, near Spring Valley. After a medical discharge from the Army, he trained at Austin Technical School to become a machinist. He lived ..... 
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