October 16 - Ken Holz called me the other night and told me that tomorrow and Saturday the Erickson family is hosting a lawn and garden tractor days with plowing in the Knapp, WI area. It's free to participate. Show your support by attending and having some fun. For more info, ask Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org (651) 437-8786
Here is the Lawn and Garden line-up for this year's Orange Spectacular...
October 10 - I come tonight with very sad news.....Carol and Brent Spies...our Orange Spectacular photographer (Most of the pictures you see on the website are done with Carol's photographic talent. Brent and Carol help tirelessly with decorating the pavilion and other areas before the show and hours of clean-up) are hurting. They lost their daughter, Melanie to cancer on Thursday....
You may recall, Alyx, a youth girl (Grand daughter of Carol and Brent) who helped us during set-up, have fun, and tear-down last year...Melanie is Alyx's mother.
Brent, Carol and Alyx....our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time in your lives. We pray for strength and faith during this trying time.
October 10 - Our phone rang last night at 9:16 p.m....with more sad news. Doug Stade, an assistant to Jerome Orbeck, our Swap Meet Coordinator, give us the news that we have lost a good friend and a member of the Upper Midwest A-C Club. Jerome lost his battle to cancer yesterday at 5:30 a.m. Jerome had battled cancer and won for a few years being cancer free until it came back recently. Doug had just called me the other night to inform me of Jerome's health and I was going to call his wife, tonight, and chat with her and to get an update on Jerome. Tonight, we know Jerome is with our Lord and is all well.
Please keep Jerome's wife Jayle, and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
For the Spies and the Orbeck Families.....
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and suffering is over
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And he came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread
And with Jesus' arm to lean on
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.
There is still work waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
- Unknown author
October 5 - You probably are wonder why I have forgotten about this important website. Please accept my apology for the issue. I haven't made time to maintain. We have are remodeling project at home and work has taken much of our spare time. Enough excuses...your newsletter has been completed by Nancy Schipansky....and with Gail's help...has been sent to the printer's press. Sky Printing works hard to make this newsletter what it is. "Thank you Nancy and Gail for your dedication!" I am excited to see this issue as we have a couple new sections...we hope you like the new additions.
October 5 - MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Upper Midwest A-C Club's Fall Banquet!!! November 8th will be the banquet at the VFW in Hutchinson, MN. We have our social hour, meal time, informational session, meeting and MANY door prizes, too!
BUT - Vice president Bob Paulson is trying to coordinate a "field trip" for our guests to visit area tractor collectors to view their collections. It is not definite, but stay tuned for further updates of this exciting event!
October 5 - I have a new survey for you input. Please take a moment to help us plan the future. Click on the link and add your opinion. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KHDMYSQ
August 7 - You may have heard the toys are in the mail or you may have received your new Model 100 combine. We hope you have a new toy which is not broken. We have had about ten (10) calls regarding broken toys. The majority of these ten (10) have a part broken on the unloading auger due to the manufacture's packing procedures. If you find that yours has a broken part, please contact: Spec-Cast...(800) 844-8067 extension 248...and let Angel know your problem. She will take care of the issue. We are sorry for any inconveniences this has created. Due to uncontrolled circumstances, we apologize for any issues you have experienced. For more information regarding the Longshoreman strike, please read at http://www.ilwu.org/ International Longshore and Warehouse Union.