(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following by Editor Gary W. Meyer is the first in a series on his Sept. 12-27 trip to Turkey and Greece with the Inland Press Association.)

OUR HOSTS IN DAVOS. Nikiforos and Danae hosted a portion of our group to a tour of their beautifully designed and constructed home overlooking a back yard of olive trees, grapes for wine production and a garden on Davos Island in the Mediterranean. Their charm and hospitality belied a belief things, economically, could become very hard for them and their nation.


DANCING TO THE MUSIC IN THE PARK has been a popular summer pastime for the young and the young at heart in Big Lake all summer long, thanks to the efforts of the Big Lake Legacy Foundation. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

NIGHT TO UNITE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS are Tayden Zimmerman, Alexis Roehlke and Tyler Huver. Chief Joel Scharf presented the artists with their prizes Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FINDING OLD FRIENDS were Makenzie Reiter and Alyssa Rezac at Wednesday’s middle school open house.