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‘Light bulb moments’ aren’t always so bright
By By Jill Meier
Challenger editor

March 13. 2014 9:27AM
Ever have one of those “light bulb moments” when you think you did something that you shouldn’t have?

I do, and I have. And, I did.

It seems those “light bulb moments” often occur when I’m in the shower, behind the wheel on the highway or in bed on those nights when I just can’t shut my brain off.

They’re all logical circumstances for thinking.

Well, last Tuesday morning one of those “light bulb moments” occurred while I was in the shower. It was somewhere between the shampoo and crème rinse that it occurred to me that I had possibly made a mistake in one of the stories I had written for the paper that week.

And it turns out, I was right.

The first think I did upon arriving at the office that morning was to pull up the story on Michael Fredrickson, the new youth director at Faith United in Brandon.

Yep, there it was in black and white for all to see: Faith United Methodist.

So, what’s wrong with that you ask?

It would have been just fine if Faith United was of the Methodist nature, but it turns out, they’re of the Presbyterian brand. I instantly called the staff at Faith United to confess my unintentional error, and in return, they graciously accepted my apology.

The error in my story then led me to another line of thinking. Whether we’re Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic and the like, aren’t we all hopeful of ending up in the same place? While each faith has their own specific beliefs and procedures within their weekly worship and various program endeavors, we’re all heading the same way on that path.
A week of high school hoops
If you haven’t received your fill of high school hoops just yet, the Brandon Valley Lynx are giving you plenty of opportunities this week to take in a game or two, or three or four!

While Monday’s game for the Lady Lynx at Sioux Falls Washington and Tuesday’s boy’s home game with Yankton are now in the books, the Lady Lynx wrap up District 2AA action Thursday night and the boys finish on Friday evening. Just where and who they’ll play wasn’t determined by press time, so check out for those updates

In the meantime, make plans to get a seat in the stands and cheer the last of the Lynx winter sports teams on in the post-season tournaments!

Also, congratulations to the Lynx wrestling and club bowling teams, both which competed at their respective state tournaments over the weekend.

Coming up
Later this month, four former standout Lynx athletes and a state boys basketball team will inducted into the Brandon Valley Athletic Hall of Fame.

The banquet is scheduled for Saturday, Mach 29 at the Brandon Municipal Golf Course.

Selected for induction this year are Jason Larson, a tri-athlete, who played basketball, football and ran track at Brandon Valley; head volleyball coach Lindsey (Schneiderman) Smith, who played volleyball and basketball for the Lady Lynx; Chris Rygh, a standout wrestler; and John Montoya, who made his mark here on the gridiron. In addition, the 1998 boys basketball state championship team, which was coached by Brad Thorson, will also be inducted.

If you’re interested in attending, contact BV Athletic Directory Randy Marso at 582-2886 or email him at Tickets are $20 per person.
Community organization needs
Needs at the Brandon Area Food Pantry this month are instant oatmeal, hot chocolate mix, pizza sauce and pizza crust mixes, Jello and pudding, Homestyle Bakes and Ramen noodles.
While always appreciated, the Pantry has a large supply of canned goods in stock. Monetary donations are always appreciated. Before donating, please check the expiration date, as expired food items cannot be distributed.
The BAFP is located at 406 Main Ave., and is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To donate to the food pantry or for more information, call 582-7001.
The Brandon Lions Club also wants your aluminum cans. Proceeds from the sale of aluminum funds requests to the Club for vision and hearing impairment needs.
The Lions Club collection shed is located in the Sunshine Foods parking lot.

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