THE EIGHTH GRADE CHOIR presented their winter concert last week. The students were directed by Sheri Lieffring and accompanied on the piano by Mary Ebanks. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Eighth grade choir concert

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Jennifer Edwards
Big Lake Middle School eighth grade choir students held their annual winter concert last week, kicking things off with the traditional English carol God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arranged by Elizabeth Campbell.
Their second song, Madrigal of the Bells, was written by Linda Spevacek.This was followed by the select choir singing four songs, Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
The concert continued with Noel, Noel, arranged and translated by Spevacek.
The eight graders concluded their concert with You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, with lyrics by Dr. Seuss, music by Albert Hague, arranged by Jeff Funk. Remington Andrews and Chance Ottinger had speaking parts in this song.

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SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).