Well it is that time of year again when I turn into Ebenezer Scrooge. This morning on my way to work I heard the hosts of the morning show on a local radio station discussing Christmas, and putting up their trees. Which naturally left me saying, “bah, humbug.”
As I write this it is currently Nov. 14. We are currently about 40 days from Christmas, still plenty of time until we should be worrying. In life we are often told that the best way to achieve goals is to set small goals.
It was an up and down week for Humboldt based volleyball teams as two teams saw their season come to a bitter end, while one other is still alive and kicking. Junior “B” Girls
It was a tough trip to the district championships for the Humboldt Public Panthers as they lost to Watrous two sets to one, 19-25, 25-19, 4-15 in the district semi-final.
The Elgar Petersen Arena ice was full of skaters on Nov. 13 as Duke Brochu held his first Skate-A-Thon to raise money and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Skate-A-Thon was an idea cooked up by the young Humboldt native after he first was diagnosed with Type I diabetes earlier this summer. Duke then went to council asking that they approve a request to donate the ice for the fundraiser.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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