What a great weekend in Osage with Autumn Artistry.

This event always draws lots of people, to Osage, who are looking for great bargains and fun holiday decorations.

With vendors throughout the downtown as well as the fairgrounds, along with activities at the public library, it was a "fall festival."

The organizers of this event did an excellent job, as always, with their downtown decorations. They always get us "into the mood" for the autumn event.

It is great to see the creativity of people in all the handmade items available for purchase during the event.

There are also parish fall festivals coming up in several area communities.

These events bring a community of people together to celebrate the fall harvest and the blessing of this time of the year.

Being a farming community, we know the importance of appreciating the land we are given to be good stewards.

Also, this coming weekend is the Cedar River Rendezvous at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center.

This has become another fine fall activity here in Mitchell County.

The Conservation Board staff do a great job of getting a wide-variety of activities and events planned for the whole weekend.

All day Friday is a day for our area youngsters to attend.

I believe it's so very important to get our children involved with nature, especially exposing them to how their forefathers truly lived off the land.

Saturday's events are geared for the whole family - answer the question, "What is there to do around here?"

Don't forget to throw in some high school football into the mix. All three of our county schools are celebrating their homecomings this week, with their "big" game on Friday night.


This week's holdays include Innergize Day on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Innergize Day is a day set aside for anyone who has said, "I don't have time to do the personal things I want to do for myself."

This is the day to set time aside for yourself to do something you want to do. What will that be? Will it be just one thing or several things?

I actually observed this day, this past weekend - a few days early.

I was able to travel to St. Louis and see one of my favorite bands, U2, in concert.

I have always enjoyed their music and the lyrics to their songs. It wasn't until my first day of college, a few years ago, that I was introduced to the band.

Our professor had the song, "I still haven't found what I'm Looking For."

Here are some the lyrics to the song.

I believe in the Kingdom Come

Then all the colours will bleed into one

Bleed into one.

But yes, I'm still running.

You broke the bonds

And you loosed the chains

Carried the cross of my shame

Oh my shame, you know I believe it.

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

But I still haven't found

What I'm looking for.

I am a firm believer words can be a powerful tool and I believe the portion of the song I included is the most powerful part of the song.

In today's society, it seems more than ever people are looking for something.

What are you looking for?

And, by the way, it was an INCREDIBLE concert. It was worth taking the time and the money to attend the concert.


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