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The Clarissa Independent 25 Years Ago March 29, 1995 On March 10 and 11, six area youth from OSI parish participated in a 30 hour famine to raise money and awareness of world hunger for World Vision. A total of $204 was raised. The famine began at 1 p.m. Friday and continued until 7 p.m. Saturday. To help them achieve their goal the youth participated in a lock-in. Throughout the 30 hours they drank juice, played food games, watched movies and completed learning packets. When the famine was over our families provided potluck. The participants were Pastor Brian Birk, Erik Line, Kim Morrow, LeAnne Morrow, Brandice Line, Amy Morrow, Wyatt Morcomb and Terri Bailey. ********** Eagle Valley High School seniors Nick Holmquist and Laurie Brekke were named 1994-95 Prairie Conference Most Valuable Players and were named to their respective conference teams. 50 Years Ago March 26, 1970 Ten juniors from the Clarissa High School attended Boy’s and Girl’s County at Long Prairie last Wednesday, March 18. The representatives included: Diane Johnson, Jan Larson, Carol Swanson, Nancy Cline, Pat Kolodji, Peggy Denny, Judy Perish, Bonnie Peterson, Wayne Lundstrom and Daryl Brever. Miss Phyllis Tinselth, local teacher, accompanied the students. ********** The senior class of the Clarissa High School is busy rehearsing for their annual play. The play this year is “Papa is All” by Patterson Greene. The cast is: Cheryl Carlson as Mama, Bernie Rolfes as Papa, Dale Karjala as Jake, Nancy Kuehne as Emma, Terry Burns as State Trooper Brendle, and Sandi Christianson as Mrs. Yoder. Student Director is Debbie Gilbertson with Rick Larson as stage manager.


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