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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Bells ring, crosstown action

  • While some children in our area have been back at school for a couple of weeks now, there are others across the state who just began the school year on Tuesday.
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  • While some children in our area have been back at school for a couple of weeks now, there are others across the state who just began the school year on Tuesday.
     
    Three Sundays ago, Pastor John Mitchem had the children come to the front altar for a visit with him and to ask God to bless them and their upcoming school year. Most of the kids had their backpacks with as well. However, Caitlin and Isaac, two of my grandchildren, didn’t start school for another two weeks. They didn’t need their backpacks nor were they ready to head back to school. After all, it was their first visit to see me this summer!
     
    Pastor John asked if everyone was ready to go to school tomorrow. Caitlin had this confused look on her face and promptly said, “No.” Pastor John asked if she didn’t start school yet. Again, Caitlin said, “No.” Pastor said, “When do you start school?” Caitlin looked him in the eye and said, “September.” “Oh, you’re lucky you have a couple of weeks of vacation yet.” Pastor John said.
     
    The start to school has been a challenge this year with the weather hitting the high 90s the last week. While we know the start of school will eventually bring cooler weather, I would have to guess many were not looking forward to school beginning just yet.
     
    Winter seemed to hang on forever over spring and didn’t allow us the gradual increase of warmer temps. All of a sudden it was 90 degrees and summer was here.
     
    We can only hope to have a long fall and winter will not rear its ugly head for a good long time!
     
    Also with the start of another school season comes the crosstown football game between the Indians and the Knights.
     
    That game takes place Friday night. Sleepy Eye Public School Indians will be the hosting team. The Knights will head across town and challenge the Indians in friendly crosstown rivalry action. Show your support of both teams this week as these schools take on each other in not only football but volleyball as well. Parents and fans alike, be the model of good sportsmanship. There is nothing more humiliating than a poor sport.
     
    Good luck Knights and Indians and may the athletes show us all what real sportsmanship is about!
     
    Thought for the week: How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. Wilhelm Von Humboldt.
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