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By Staff | Mar 7, 2014

Thumbs up to all the vendors and residents who turned out for the Estherville Farm and Home Show Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Regional Wellness Center. There were 54 vendors with over 800 attending. Those are some great numbers that show how involved our area businesses and residents are in making Estherville a better place to live.

A big thumbs up goes as well to US Rep. Steve King, Dist. 4 Sen. Dennis Guth and Dist. 7 Rep. Tedd Gassman who held a legislative town hall meeting last Saturday. There were some really good questions from the audience that was involved and showed they cared about what’s going on in Des Moines and in Washington.

Thumbs up to principal Shane Kalous and the Demoney Elementary staff and readers for their participation during World Read Aloud Day Wednesday. The kids got to hear a lot of different stories from a variety of readers and they asked a lot of good questions too.

Thumbs up to Curt and Laurie Harvego for a great presentation at Thursday’s Rotary meeting on Kings Shrimp, their new venture. The Harvegos are using aquaculture to create a product that is as fresh as any that you can buy.

Thumbs up to all the volunteers who are making CAASA Idol possible 6 p.m. tonight at the Estherville VFW. CAASA, which helps victims of abuse and sexual assault, is carrying out a mission that impacts people of all ages, incomes and socioeconomic groups. If you’re attending this wonderful event tonight, you’re helping a great cause. And if you’re a volunteer, you’re helping perform miracles.

Thumbs up to Iowa Lakes Community College Students who are performing at a coffee house at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at The Max in the college student center. This is a great time to get out and hear some great music and enjoy some refreshments.

Thumbs up to the Black Knights Car Club as it makes plans for a dance with The Senders from 8 p.m. until midnight Saturday, March 15 at the Estherville Elks Lodge. Advanced tickets are $10. Ask a Black Knights member or email President Ross at blackknights@yourstarnet.net.

Thumbs up to Iowa Lakes wrestler Freddie Rodriguez in being the second Laker to win a NJCAA National title.