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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Letters to the Editor, Thursday, May 22

  • 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 Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published.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 Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published.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
     
    The piece was about life
    I wanted to thank the American-News for their inclusion of pictures from our high school Vocal Honors Concert in their May 8th edition.  However, I need to point out that there was a terrible typographical error in the caption for our women’s choir picture.  
     
    The caption stated that the choir performed a piece from the “Battered Bride”.  This is wholly incorrect.  The piece was from an opera called “The Bartered Bride” by the famous Czech composer Bedrich Smetana.  
     
    The piece is a difficult work - all in Czech -  and celebrates life saying, “Why shouldn’t we be happy when God gives us good health?  Only the one who makes the most of life is truly happy.”  
     
    The piece is in no way connected to spousal abuse I would never consider programming a musical selection with that type of content.
                          —Dan Hampton
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    A community of compassion
    Proven again on May 12, Montevideo is a community of compassion and generosity.  Thank you all for taking the time to come to the TACC that night for the Dad’s Belgian Waffle feed benefiting the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Ride to Cure Diabetes.  You made us proud and we were humbly touched by the wonderful turnout! We truly appreciate your amazing support!
     
    We would like to thank: Dad’s Belgian Waffles, the TACC personnel for donating the facility and volunteering their time, Bill’s Supermarket for donating the milk, and our family and friends who helped out with the event several ways.  We couldn’t have done it without you!
    We are truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful community.  Many thanks for making the waffle feed a great success and supporting our cause!  
    —Karla and Kendyl Anderson, Stacey Boike, Derek Bruns,
    Renelle and Zac Enevoldsen,
    Angie, Adam, and
                       Andrew Peters   2014 Montevideo Riders
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    Thankful to God
    I am so thankful to God for allowing these wonderful movies to come to our town.
     
    These movies are showing everyone that God loves them. It has nothing to do with your race or life style.
     
    It has nothing to do with where you worship. God loves all.
     
    I was there at the movies when “Son of God” came out. I sat in my seat quoting scriptures, cried, I lifted my hands in praise.
     
    As I left the movies,  there was a lady sitting there who I knew, I said to here ‘that’s what it means to be saved.’
     
    I know that God is trying all kinds of ways to get people’s attention. That makes me so very happy. I want so many people to go to Heaven.
     
    Now when I went to see “Heaven Is For Real,” I wanted to let eveyone know I’ve been there.
    God has called me to share my experience with the town of Montevideo.
     
    In 2000, in February 14, as I opened our usher meeting in prayer, it felt like someone hit me with a baseball bat. I’d just had a brain aneurysm.
     
    I was told by the doctor or my husband was told, I wouldn’t live or if I did I’d be a vegetable.
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    I  was in a coma for a month. At this time I was away from this world. I knew I was in heaven. I had so much peace. I saw myself running in all white, toward a beautiful gate. A hand held up and said ‘stop, go back, God is not through with you yet.’
     
    I just saw the movie “Heaven Is For Real” I’ve read the book “90 Minutes in Heaven.”
    I totally identify with both of these experiences. I didn’t see God, but I did go to Heaven.
     
    There are different levels of Heaven. I  know I was in one of them.
            —Janice M. McClellan
                               Montevideo
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