‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ packs a punch

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When Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” met President Abraham Lincoln in the White House, the great man supposedly said to her, “So you are the little lady who helped start this big war.” That exchange is probably legend, but it’s a legend formed from truth. Stowe’s novel hugely helped sway worldwide opinion against slavery. Published in 1852,

Want to get healthier? Cut out all that sugar

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Most people’s New Year’s resolutions probably involve some form of dieting. And that’s a good thing because we are quickly becoming a nation of lard. One-third of all American adults and one-sixth of all children are obese. There are many reasons for the obesity epidemic: lack of exercise as more people become sedentary with their computers, their remote controls, their

Country Manor decks the halls

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The Country Manor Health Care Center and Rapid Recovery and Aquatic Center hosted its 13th annual Hometown Christmas Event on Dec. 8. Hundreds of family members and friends of Country Manor residents and guests gathered in celebration of the most treasured holiday of the year, Christmas, a time of togetherness and love, for families and friends to bond and rejoice,

1/4 STL Page 2

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SSEF thankful for support this year The Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation is thankful for another record-breaking year. Through the kindness and generosity of its supporters, the organization is able to raise more than $67,000 to support leading-edge ideas and programs in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. ••• SSEF supports artist-in-residence at SHS Congratulations to Aleysha Vas, Bridget Maas and Kathy

CMAB conducting arts needs assessment survey

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The Central Minnesota Arts Board is requesting feedback from area residents on regional needs and priorities to help determine their upcoming 2014-15 programs and services beginning July 1. The CMAB has served Region 7W, which includes the counties of Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright, for more than 33 years as one of Minnesota’s 11 regional arts councils. Anyone residing in

Help at the food shelf

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Catholic Charities Emergency Services is looking for volunteers to help at the food shelf. Responsibilities include the following: unpacking grocery donations, repackaging bulk products under the proper sanitary conditions, informing staff when running low on certain items, and cleaning up area at the end of the shift. This opportunity requires lifting, reaching and the ability to work an average of

Jan. 4 Criers

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ReStore volunteers needed The ReStore is mainly staffed by volunteers. More volunteers are needed to help keep the store running smoothly. All the proceeds from the ReStore go to Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity to build more houses. It’s a great place to volunteer during the winter, or year around. One-time volunteers: Volunteers are welcome to come for a one-day