When most people think of cemetery upkeep, they realize the necessity of lawn mowing, gardening and snow removal. What they might not recognize, however, is that without frequent tending, gravestones can settle and even become lost, literally disappearing into the ground. For the past four years, the Anoka congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been providing valuable, behind-the-scenes service for the city of Anoka’s Forest Hills Cemetery, finding and excavating grave markers.
Literary enthusiasts are invited to visit Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 to hear from two highly accomplished local writers, Jim Moore and Patricia Weaver Francisco, during this final event in the 2014 Dirty Hands reading series.
Polar vortex was a phrase added to the popular Minnesota lexicon during the winter of 2013-14. But some unpopular phrases were probably also uttered when homeowners received their energy bills this past winter.
A good place to start in reducing energy bills is to keep the warm air where it should be, in the house, and not leaking out through the roof. While a natural part of the home owning process, some owners are too busy or just not comfortable spending free time in the attic assessing their insulation’s heat-conserving aptitude.
The Hammond special train which galloped over the state last week at a cost of $500 a day to somebody stopped in Anoka and the tried and true of Democracy were commanded to hike to the depot to hear the real gospel. A few obeyed. Mr. Hammond’s talk was very brief and he confined himself largely to dodging the real issues of the campaign and to defending his own precarious position.
The 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards will be announced January 23. Make sure you recognize your favorites.