Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usSun, 23 Nov 2014 03:48:39 EDTSun, 23 Nov 2014 03:48:39 EDT your Thanksgiving savvy plan for attacking the big Thanksgiving meal will help save many things, least among them the elastic of your stretchy pants, according to food experts.Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTHoliday Happenings Around the Area holiday season is fast approaching and, with it, a proliferation of ceremonies, parades, festivals, concerts and open houses.Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTIowa Central art teacher wins award for painting watercolor painting by Fort Dodge artist Richard Hanson titled "Contemplating Thomas Merton" has won the Purchase Award at the 94th National Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Los Angeles, California.Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTFilling the need goal for many food pantries this holiday season is to provide a Thanksgiving meal to families in need. That is especially true at the Lord's Cupboard at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St., said its director, Suzanne Schwendemann.Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTOperation Christmas seeks donations Fort Dodge annual tradition of Operation Christmas is nearly underway, and it will begin accepting donations Tuesday at the Crossroads Mall in the former Hancock Fabrics spac.Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT