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Montevideo American-News
  • Letters to the Editor, Thursday, May 1

  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone numb...
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  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone number for verification and in case of questions. E-mail letters to:  jjones@montenews.com Letters may also be mailed to:  Editor, Montevideo Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Montevideo, MN 56265
     
    Successful flood!
    This past Friday night, the Montevideo Middle School Jazz Band, High School Jazz Choir, and both High School Jazz 1 and 2 put on the annual Flood of Jazz uptown at the classy Hollywood Theater! It was yet another successful evening for our students who performed for a packed house. The energy in the building was electric and it was obvious that the students were having an awesome time! This event could never have been possible without the help of many different people. A special thank you to Janet Bosch for helping chair this year's event once again. Her organization and attention to detail is second to none! Thank you to the many high school parents who helped with set up, decorations, publicity, loading, and many other tasks!
     
    Thank you to the many middle school jazz students and their parents for the help with serving desserts, beverages, and many other tasks the night of the show!  We could not do this without you!
     
    A huge thank you to the Montevideo Lions Club and the Andrew John Sellner Foundation for their generous donations towards the cost of this year's clinician.  Mr. Robert Baca was amazing - our students learned so much more than just jazz from him.  He taught them life lessons that they will never forget and showed them how to be truly passionate in their playing!
     
    As I have said before, I feel so very fortunate to live in such a great community!  The support for our music students is so appreciated!  Please continue to support these hard-working, talented young men and women as we head into the final weeks of school and the final concerts in both the middle and high school music departments!  They are shows you won't want to miss!
    Page 2 of 3 - —Jennifer Rosin
    Montevideo
     
    Observe a day of prayer
    The 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held in Montevideo on May 1 at the City Hall from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.
    As our nation struggles with continued economic insecurity, health care issues and challenges to basic constitutional rights, citizens are urged to come together for one hour to exercise one of our precious freedoms-the right to gather, worship and pray to God.
    The theme for the 2014 National Day of Prayer is “One voice, united in prayer,” emphasizing the need for individuals to join together in corporate prayer, calling upon the unfailing character of God who is soverign over all governments, authorities and men-the “God” underwhom this nation stands.
    The National Day of prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the continental congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.
    Following in the footsteps of our Nation’s founders, who fought for religious freedom, millions will assemble at thousands of local national day of prayer events across America, where they will take time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation and their leaders.                                          
    Page 3 of 3 - —Barb Morseth
    Montevideo
    Editor’s note: A copy of the mayor’s proclamation declaring a day of prayer in Montevideo can be found on page 5A.

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