Open Forum for week of May 22

EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 880 SW 15th St., Forest Lake, or by e-mail to clint.riese@ecm-inc.com. Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed with the writer’s name, address and telephone number. Deadline is noon Monday. The newspaper reserves the right to edit letters and assure that rules of libel and good taste are not violated.

Wyoming Pride?

Spring is here and all the junk in the yards has once again surfaced.

When I drive around our major roads I can see it everywhere. It makes me very sad.

Please, folks of Wyoming, take pride in our city, in your own yards and in yourselves. Clean up your yard and get rid of your junk.

You know who you are!

Gretchen Menzel
Wyoming

Worth Studying

Over the past year, several articles and letters to the editor have been printed expressing grave concern about the new “Common Core” curriculum.

Now ads promoting Common Core are on TV and radio. You can guess who is paying for those ads by following the money trail to who benefits.

If you are confused about Common Core or interested in learning what the ruckus is all about, Minnesotans Against Common Core speakers will present Common Core 101: Local Control/Parental Rights Lost at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 22 at Maranatha Church, 24799 Forest Blvd., Forest Lake.

Please invite your children’s teachers to join you.

Rebecca Overton
Braham

Giving Thanks

We would like to thank the many people who came to pray at this year’s National Day of Prayer in Forest Lake.

We also thank the pastors and prayer leaders, the American Legion for the use of their facility and the Color Guard, the musicians, LATV, and local restaurants for supplying the refreshments.

Mostly, we thank God for his mercy and blessings on this country.

This country faces many challenges that government cannot save us from, such as people who are “lovers of self, lovers of money … without self-control … lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” (2 Tim. 3:2-4).

We need changed hearts in order to have a changed country. Please continue to pray throughout the year that God will do a mighty work in the hearts of Americans so that he will continue to show mercy on this nation.

We wish you God’s blessing and look forward to seeing you again at next year’s National Day of Prayer.

Holly Payer and Diane Rueb
Forest Lake co-chairs, National Day of Prayer

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