April 24, 2014

Cook Community Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny bring great weather


The 2014 Community Sponsored Easter Egg Hunt in Cook was definitely a community event. Businesses, clubs and individuals donated 250 baskets and 12 bikes, plus a thousand eggs. Every youngster who attended won something.
A large number of volunteers came to help put on this event that was started in 1979.
Back in 1979, there weren't any events going on in Cook. This writer put on the first Easter Egg Hunt and it has grown since then. The Cook Chamber of Commerce has been putting it on, but this is a big event so now it is a Community Easter Egg Hunt.
Those youngsters coming in, smiling and excited, make for a good start to Easter, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead. That is something we need to remember and celebrate, every year. You can celebrate Easter year-around, too.
Hope you all had a Happy Easter.
More pictures on pages 6-7

North Woods Money Cave Winners

The North Woods Money Cave, a student run branch of the Cook Area Credit Union, sponsored a Grade/Savings program for students in grades 4-12 at the end of the third quarter. Participation in the program required students to make a $10 deposit into their savings account and in return they could get their name in a drawing based on the grades they received on their report card. Students brought in their third-quarter report cards and received three tickets for every A, two tickets for every B and one ticket for every C. All tickets were entered into a drawing and two winners were drawn from each grade category. Each winner received a $25 gift card.
Congratulations to the winners: 4th-6th Grade: Brynn Simpson and Olivia Niska; 7th-9th Grade: Blake Scofield and Tate Olson; 10th-12th Grade: Brooke Cote and Michael Bodri.
The Credit Union thanks all who participated. Look for more fun savings promotions coming in the future.

Channels 10 and 13 Chief Meteorologist Justin Liles has North Woods Elementary students laughing


Do you want to know what the temperature is outside? Well, find a grasshopper, count the number of chirps it makes in 15 seconds, multiply by four and that is the temperature.
At least that is what Channels 10 and 13 Chief Meteorologist Justin Liles told the North Woods elementary students at an assembly last Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Liles is known for his wit and humor. He has given this presentation/show many times around the Range and Northland since he arrived in Duluth in 2004. He graduated from St. Cloud State University in weather forecasting and broadcasting. He then went to a series of TV stations before arriving in Duluth. He told the youngsters that in Duluth they have to predict weather on the Range, North Shore, northern Wisconsin, and even Canada.
Meteorologist Liles had five students come down to help them know more about weather. He asked what two letters are the highlights of weather forecasts and one young lady answered H and L. He proclaimed her one of the smartest ladies around. He also picked on the sixth-graders.
H stands for High or Happy and L stands for Low or Lousy. A Low means the weather is changing, but an H means it will be the same.
Liles also worked at a station where the weather forecasting was a "hands-on" business. This was down South in "Tornado Alley." He used to go out chasing tornadoes, but never saw one. He did see a funnel, but he told the youngsters that a tornado has to touch the ground. He also told the kids that his day starts at 2 a.m., to which a lot of "ahs" were heard.
The North Woods elementary was lucky to have this show. Chief Meteorologist Justin Liles gave them lessons on the weather that they will never forget.
Now, I have to check out that grasshopper thing. No, I am not going to chase a tornado and see if it touches the ground.


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