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Editorial: Thank you

Published 9:20am Thursday, November 22, 2012

The table is set. The food is warm. The prayers are said. Today, the Albert Lea Tribune gives thanks for a good year by offering a hearty Thanksgiving meal.

 

A slice of turkey …

… to Lisa and Bob Sturtz … to Green Mill waitress Missy Churchward … the Rev. Mark Niethammer of Salem Lutheran … to Scot Spates of St. John’s Lutheran Home … to the crew at the Front Street Kwik Trip … to Cindy Enderson of Community Education … to Freeborn County Sheriff Bob Kindler … to Bart Winter of Mittelstaat Funeral Home … to Albert Lea Mayor Vern Rasmussen … to Just for Kix dance instructor Aimee Struck …

 

Mashed potatoes with gravy …

… to Peggy and Tom Newell of Minnesota Freezer Warehouse … to real estate broker and property manager Robert Hoffman … to Wedgewood Cove’s Bryce Nelson … to Freeborn County Historical Museum librarian Linda Evenson … to Albert Lea City Manager Chad Adams and his family … to HealthReach therapist Joni Bidne … to running shutterbug Lon Nelson … to baby Jasper Jere Engstrom …

 

Green bean casserole …

… to Scott, Sheri, Ross, Casey and Cal Pirsig … to the Rev. Joel Vano of Zion Lutheran … to friendly neighbors Sue and Wally Fink … to smiley Laurie and Amber Boyer of New to You … to Genos Plumbing owner Scott Thompson … to pet caretaker Sandy Ransom of Alden … to Vineyard Church worship leader Andy Nelson … to hard worker Joe Beauseigneur of Lou-Rich …

 

A glass of apple cider …

… to Steve Tubbs, who recalls the old Ben Franklin store … to Lakeview kindergarten teacher Meghan Lichter … to the crew at Bonnerup Funeral Service … to agriculture and science teacher Angie James of Gleville-Emmons … to singer Jennifer Ordalen … to Peggy Jensen of the Alden American Legion Club … to Vineyard Church member Jeremy Larsen … to Lake Mills volleyball coach Jim Boehmer … to young Greta Ottoway Parnell …

 

A side of stuffing …

… to United South Central’s Brad Huse … to Danny Halvorsen of CEC Theaters … to Lakeview first-grade teacher Laura Hillman … to para-educators Reatha Nelson and Marie Maras … to Kiwanian Joel Erickson … to Jill DeMeyer and Lindsey Haney, owners of Austin’s Style Lounge … to Kathy Sabinish of Frames R Us … to Al Arends and Robin Brown for organizing the writers of the My Point of View columns …

 

Some cranberry sauce …

… to Maureen Ruble … to good neighbor April Jeppson … to Elaine Hart of Hart’s Weaponry … to travel consultant Sarah Arens … to United Way office administrator Amanda Weiss … to Adele Helleksen … to the fashionable Mary Umstead of Mary-Go-Round Shoppe … to piano teacher Joan Holt … to Green Lea’s Jeff Elseth … to Glenville residents Marnie and Ray Fjelstad … to newborn Henry Robert Bahr …

 

Homemade pumpkin pie …

… to April Habana of Power 96 … to Susie Hulst of the Albert Lea Family Y … to Kiwanian Judy Verdoorn … to Thorne Crest Marketing Director Karen Anderson … to Farmers State Bank loan officer Rhonda Allison … to Wedgewood Cove bartender Toni Olson … to Lakeview teachers Anna Nordlocken and Lisa Shoneman … to Sunday school coordinator Jenny Edwin of First Lutheran … to little Landon Paul Stultz …

 

Leftovers …

… for spirited female feline Sabrina of Harmony Avenue … for Killians, a golden retriever of Bear Lake … for Angel, a girl beagle who lives on Lincoln Avenue … for Itsy, a kitty cat of 283rd Street … for Olive, a little tart kitten on Columbus Street … for Sydney, a golden doodle of Lloyd Place … to Alta, a happy Lab mix on Fountain Street … for Lucky, a yellow Lab of 785th Avenue … for chocolate Lab Molly and “puggle” Scout of Grand Avenue … for Lake Mills feline Smokie …