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A tornado tore through an area west of Bluffton Thursday, damaging houses, ripping down trees, and flipping automobiles. A rare Tornado Emergency was issued for the Wadena area after confirmed tornados touched down near Bluffton, Wadena, Sebeka and Nimrod. A Tornado Warning was issued for East Otter Tail County Thursday including Perham and New York Mills. As a system with possible tornadic activity moved into the area from the southwest.
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LAGA fall registration and info night The Lakes Area Gymnastics Academy will be holding their 2009 fall gymnastics class and team information registration and information night on Thursday, Sept. 3. The meeting will be at the gymnastics center at Hauer Gymnasium in Perham High School between 5-7 p.m. All kids ages 3-18 in the lakes area are welcome to join. No experience necessary as classes are offered for all skill levels. Programs begin the week of Sept. 7. For more information, call coach Charlie Fleck at 218-346-1540.
The Perham Yellowjacket cross country team will be hosting their 4th Annual Labor Day 5K on Monday, Sept. 7. The run will be held at the PHS Cross Country course, located at Arvig Park/Pioneer Grounds, starting at 8 a.m. In addition to the 5K run, there will be a 5K walk and a 1K fun run for kids. The kids fun run will begin at 9 a.m. Cost to enter the run will be $15 if you register before Sept. 2, and $20 after that date.
Do golf and comedy really go together? Anyone who has ever seen Caddyshack can answer that. On June 20, The Golf Cart Comedy Tour brings the laughs Perham Lakeside Country Club with nationally touring comedian John DeBoer and "Last Comic Standing's" Tim Harmston. Having appeared at comedy clubs, colleges, three federal penitentiaries, as well as on Comedy Central, and in national TV commercials, John DeBoer's nerve-hitting show flows from the devious side of childhood to the never-ending pressures of our times.
The Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall scheduled to be in New York Mills June 4-7 has been postponed. The local organizing committee and NYM V.F.W. were notified Wednesday "The Wall" would not make it to Mills next week due to unforeseen circumstances. The committee today announced 'The Wall' has been rescheduled for Sept. 10-13 at the NY Mills V.F.W.
Hoot's Sports and Lund Boats is proud to announce that everything is set for the Angler - Young Angler International Fishing Tournament which will be held on Little Pine Lake on Saturday, May 30. The tournament is complete and will host 50 teams of three anglers, one adult and 2 young anglers 17 years old or younger. The winning local team will win a Lund boat, motor and trailer and the right to advance to the International Championship AYA tournament to be held at Kenora, Ontario. Winners from eight U.S.
PHS Volleyball Camp June 25-27 Perham Volleyball is proud to present another fantastic opportunity for Perham area volleyball players to improve their skills by attending Perham's 7th Annual Summer Volleyball Camp June 25-27. This summer's camp features former University of North Dakota head volleyball coaches, Kari and Katy Peterson.
The Lakes Area Gymnastics Academy will be hosting their Summer 2009 Gymnastics Camp July 28-31 in Hauer Gymnasium at Perham High School. Camp Director Charlie Fleck, the head coach of the six-time defending Class A State Champs, will be assisted at the camp by Heidi Fleck, head coach at American Gold Gymnastics in Fargo, Curt Sherbrooke, head coach at Bismarck, ND where he is the eight-time North Dakota Coach of the Year, Ben Tobler, assistant coach at Becker High School, and University of Minnesota gymnasts Jamie Bullock and Jade Beattie. Cost for the camp will be $200.
Perham CC Camp July 6-10 Sign up now for the 2009 Perham Yellowjacket Cross Country Camp. The camp will be July 6-10 at Bemidji State University. Camp activities will include games, "Yuk Wars", swimming, tubing, biking, rock climbing, movie and ice cream night, video gaming, shopping, guest speakers, which include former PHS runners and NCAA collegiate runners, and, of course, running the trails in the area. The camp will cost $200. Pre-registration is due before June 1. For more information, contact Jeff Morris at 218-371-5992 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .