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Cookbooks Have Arrived, ‘Heroes Honored’ debuts

Autumn is a busy time here at the ‘Perspective’

Just like the elves work feverishly in preparation for Christmas Eve, the “elves” here at the Senior Perspective have been doing the same.

The month of October was a wild one. Why? November is a big one for our newspaper. Besides printing our four editions of the November edition, we also printed out our first “Heroes Honored” special section in November. If that wasn’t enough, we are also releasing our latest cookbook.

Cookbook Have Arrived! Locations Below Updated 11-24

Each year in November, we publish a cookbook. If you are familiar with the book, and many of you are, you know that is not just any book. It is a compilation of the “best of the best” recipes from across the state and beyond.

This year’s cookbook features hundreds of recipes and lots of fun photos of people working away in the kitchen. The recipes come from people scattered across the state, and a handful of recipes and photos from across the country.

The cookbooks will be coming to a community near you in early November. Many locations will run out in the first month, so be sure to grab your books when you see them. Last year, about 20 percent of the locations still had books after Christmas. About 30 percent were out by Thanksgiving.

If you would like a book and have a hard time finding a location near you, you can always order directly from Senior Perspective by calling 320-334-3344 or sending a check Ordering info is in the paper. You can also order from our web page at There is a delivery fee, so finding a location close by is the best way to do it if you can.

One comment that we hear each year is how nice the book works as a gift for Christmas. Some of our readers purchase 20 to 30 of them and give them to all their family members. And one reason it makes such a good gift is the price. The retail price of the book is just $4. The reason it is this affordable is because more than 250 businesses have supported this project. When you purchase a book, be sure to thank the business or organization for supporting this project. Without the support, the book would cost more like $12-$13 each.

We have put a lot of extra time and effort into this year’s book. I hope you enjoy it. The books should be at all the locations listed by Nov. 11.

Heroes Honored Earlier this year, we unveiled the “Heroes Remembered” special section which honored fallen veterans. This month, we are releasing our very first “Heroes Honored” special section, which honors all living veterans, both active and retired.

The special section has been inserted into all four editions and features several stories on veterans in Minnesota. This is the first year of the special sections, and I’m happy with how they turned out. I look forward to the potential of both these special sections moving forward. I think it is a great way to remember and honor those people who have fought for our freedoms.

A special thank you to all the businesses that have supported this project and also all the readers who have sent in written tributes and “in honor of” tributes to recognize the men and women who are serving or have served our country.

I hope you enjoy “Heroes Honored.”

2014 Cookbook Locations

Albany Albany Apothecary Pack N Go Travel Teal’s Market

Alexandria Ace Hardware Alexandria Apothecary Alexandria Title Arabella Manor Ben Franklin Bon Jo’s Coffee Pot Café Community Vac & Sew Dilley Zimny Insurance Echo Press Elden’s Jim & Judy’s Knights of Columbus Larson Insurance Midwest Clinic of Dermatology Pete’s County Market Trumm Home Medical Thrifty White Drug

Ashby Ashby Hardware Hank

Atwater Peaceful Thymes

Avon Dahlin’s Market K&S Pharmacy

Barrett Barrett Care Center

Battle Lake The Corner Store Good Samaratin -Lakeview Larry’s Supermarket Shoreline Seip Drug

Beardsley Bobby Jo’s Café & Catering

Belgrade Belgrade Bakery L&L Foods

Benson Benson Bakery & Coffee Shop Breen’s Thrifty White Drug Bugs & Flowers Don’s Flooring Flower Basket

Bertha Seip Drug Seven Oaks Express

Bowlus Bowlus Gas & Grocery

Brainerd Thrifty White Drug

Brandon Grandma Patty’s

Breckenridge Thrifty White Drug

Brooten Brooten Bakery Jana Mae’s

Browerville Cherry Grove Market

Carlos Carlos Ag & Grocery

Cass Lake Teal’s Market

Clarissa Clarissa Senior Center Michelle’s Family Hair Care

Clinton Bonnie’s Hometown Grocery

Cokato Holt Motors Kensington Bank

Cold Spring Cold Spring Bakery ROCORI Senior Center Teal’s Market Thrifty White Drug

Cosmos Leslie’s Cutting Edge

Cottonwood Cottonwood Co-op

Cyrus Hometown Community Bank

Dalton Dalton Corner Store Midwest Bank

Dassel Mary Jo’s Red Rooster Foods 3rd Street Café

Dent Nootzi’s

Donnelly Donnelly Co-op

Detroit Lakes Ben Franklin

Eden Valley Lost & Found

Elbow Lake Eagle Bank Trumm Drug

Elrosa Bayer Gas & Grocery

Fairfax Colleen’s Hair Studio

Fergus Falls Big Chief Bimbo Bakeries Sunmart Thrifty White Drug (Lincoln Ave.) Thrifty White Drug (S. Mill St.)

Forada Hometown Community Bank

Frazee Seip Drug

Freeport Freeport Gas & Grocery

Glencoe Cutting Edge Emmets on Hennepin The French Bucket Gail’s Shear Magic Gould’s Diamonds & Jewelry

Glenwood Brownie’s Tire Eagle Bank Eagle Insurance Agency Glenwood Retirement Village The Grog Shop Minnewaska Meats Palmer Creations/Sr. Perspective Pope County Tribune Tom’s Food Pride Trumm Drug

Graceville The Flower Box

Granite Falls Project Turnabout Tillie’s Place Thrifty White Drug Grey Eagle Grey Eagle Gas & Grocery

Grove City Carlson Meat Processing

Hancock By-Lo Gas & Groceries Hancock Meats

Hector Hills Unique Gifts RC Hospital & Clinics

Henning Denny’s Food n’ Sports Shop Old Homestead Café Henning (continued) Our Home Your Home Seip Drug

Hewitt Grandma’s Kountry Kitchen

Hoffman Runestone Telecom Association

Howard Lake Howard Lake Drug Howard Lake Foods Ittel’s Meats

Hutchinson Benny’s Meat Market Carpets Plus Country Kitchen Factory Direct Herbal Pumpkin Patch L&P Supply McCormick’s Family Restaurant Modern Towing Pro Auto Running’s Shear Elegance State Farm – Kim Kotzer WCI Thrift Store Wild Prairie Coin

Isle Teal’s Market

Kandiyohi Fatty’s Kandi Quick Stop

Kerkhoven Rustad Tours

Kimball Tri County News

Lamberton Lamberton Main Street Peddler

Lester Prairie The Prairie Gift Shop/Angvall Hardware

Lincoln Kathy’s Kut & Kurl

Litchfield Econo Foods DeAnn’s Country Village Very Vintage

Little Falls Bon Jo’s Gary Block Tours Highland Senior Living The Royal

Long Prairie Ace Hardware Coborn’s Countryside Restaurant Northern Star – Cenex

Lowry Rainbow Rider

Madison Thrifty White Drug

Marshall Avera Marshall Auxiliary Gift Shop Project Turnabout Thrifty White Drug

Meire Grove Meire Grove Co-op

Melby Melby Outpost

Melrose Coborn’s Melrose 1 Stop

Menahga Seip Drug

Milaca Teal’s Market Thrifty White Drug

Milan The MORE Café

Moorhead Moorhead Drug Company

Montevideo Bill’s Supermarket Parkview Towers Sewing Creations Thrifty White Drug

Morris Bon Jo’s City Center Drug Eul’s Hardware Hank Helen’s Fabric Midwest Family Eye Center Morris & Associates Morris Food Shop (Shell) Morris Liquor Thrifty White Drug Visible Changes Willies

Motley Bricks Travel Center Countryside Restaurant

Mound Jubilee Foods

Nelson Corral

New London 3 Sisters Country Stop Hillcrest Truckstop Millpond Mercantile Mord’s Hardware Hank

New York Mills Dean’s Country Market Seip Drug Whistle Stop Bed & Breakfast

Nicollet George’s City Meats

Norwood Econo Foods

Olivia Fairview Place GoldenLiving Center-Olivia Parkview Village RC Hospital & Clinics

Ortonville Pioneer Meats

Osakis First National Bank of Osakis Galeon Jacob’s Lefse

Ottertail Seip Drug

Park Rapids Seip Prescription Shoppe

Parkers Prairie Cozy Cup Café Gappa Oil Midwest Bank Trumm Drug

Paynesville NuCara Pharmacy Schrupp’s Teal’s Market Wishing Well Café & Floral

Pelican Rapids Larry’s Supermarket

Pennock Pitstop Convenience Store

Perham Dean’s Country Market Gathering Grounds Coffee Shop Lakes Area Cooperative Seip Prescription Shoppe Thrifty White Drug

Pierz Theilen Meats Thrifty White Drug

Princeton Diamondhead Jewlers The Insurance Shoppe Princeton Floral

Redwood Falls Project Turnabout

Renville RC Hospital & Clinics Thrifty White Drug

Richville Rockin’ Horse Café

Rothsay Ole & Lena Pizza

Royalton Treasure City

Sacred Heart Kathy’s Place

Sauk Centre Coborn’s Charlie Walker Realty Palmer House Riverview Manor Schaefer’s Market

Sauk Rapids Benton County Historical Society Relax & Revive Village Pharmacy & Gifts

Slayton Thrifty White Drug

Spicer Mel’s Sport Shop Westwood Café Teal’s Market

Springfield Thrifty White Drug

St. Cloud Midwest Clinic of Dermatology Midway Iron & Metal Inc. Pete’s Place Village Gifts Third Street

St. Joseph Kay’s Kitchen St. Joseph Meat Market

St. Peter Family Fresh Market

Staples Burger King Ernie’s Express Jon’s Family Foods The Spot Café

Starbuck Eagle Bank Nutcracker Café Peddler Dan’s General Store Samuelsons’ Drug Starbuck Meat Locker Starbuck Telephone Starbuck Times Tom’s Food Pride

Swanville Central MN Westwind Enterprises

Tyler Thrifty White Drug

Urbank The Old Mill

Verndale Yesteryears Café

Villard Eagle Bank

Waconia Travel Easy

Wadena Ben Franklin Boondocks Café Burger King Greiman’s Lyle’s Shoe Store Thrifty White Drug Wadena Housing & Redevelopment

Waite Park Cold Spring Bakery Tri-Cap Wild About Birds

Waseca Thrifty White Drug

Watertown Marketplace Foods Watertown Floral

Watkins Stein’s Thriftway Wally’s Café

Wendell Eagle Bank

Westbrook Thrifty White Drug

Wheaton Willy’s Super Valu

Willmar Cashwise Fabric/Textile Warehouse Floor to Ceiling The Hair Keeper Kandiyohi Co. Museum Prescription Center Project Turnabout Security Coin & Pawn Thrifty White Drug

Winsted Glen’s Super Valu

Winthrop MidCountry Bank

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