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Picture by Jake Przytarski
Jaen Weilage, center, presents the Lyon County Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards to David Myrvik, left, and Barb Guttormsson of Minneota on Saturday during the Lyon County Truthful.

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MARSHALL — The neighborhood of Minneota beamed with pleasure this past Saturday as two of its possess ended up honored with a exclusive award offered in entrance of good friends and loved ones at the Lyon County Reasonable.

David Myrvik and Barb Guttormsson had been picked as the two winners of the 2021 Lyon County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award, following currently being nominated by users of the community for their volunteer get the job done.

The Exceptional Senior Citizen Award is component of the Minnesota Condition Fair’s “Recognition Programs” in which two Minnesota seniors (male and woman) are chosen in each county to be represented at the Minnesota Point out Honest later this thirty day period. Two winners are then picked out of the pool of nominees as Minnesota’s Excellent Senior Citizen Award winners.

Guttormsson was nominated for her work with the One Additional Time Thrift Retail store, where by she is section of a smaller team of main advisers and managers who support run the 4-calendar year aged institution, which sells every thing from clothing to household decor and toys. All of the proceeds generated at the retail store go immediately to the St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.

The volunteer operate by Guttormsson is a reflection of her deep religion, which guides her to assist the group.

“I sense that the Lord evokes me to do these issues and he gives me the power and the braveness to carry them out,” stated Guttormsson.

Guttormsson is also element of a group that bakes refreshing pies in the basement kitchen area of the St. Edward’s Catholic Church which are afterwards sold at the thrift retail outlet with proceeds likely toward local universities.

“We’re (regarded as) the ‘Crusty Pie Ladies’ and we make pies in our federal government authorized kitchen down in our church basement,” mentioned Guttormsson.

“We make them, freeze them and we sell them frozen and at our thrift shop everytime the shop is open.”

Lyon County’s next Outstanding Senior Citizen Award recipient, Myrvik, was identified for his perform with UCAP (United Community Motion Partnership) — a nonprofit company whose mission is to “eliminate poverty by empowering folks and strengthening communities.” Myrvik has served as a volunteer with UCAP considering that the wintertime of 2007, exactly where he has taken on the responsibility of becoming a driver for those in require of transportation.

Myrvik admits he was stunned by the award as the operate is one thing he enjoys by means of his interactions with new persons each day.

“Well, I did not anticipate it, which is for certain,” explained Myrvik. “As significantly as recognition, I just appreciate my work. You satisfy distinctive men and women each individual working day, just about.”

Rides presented by Myrvik can consist of just about anything from trips to the grocery keep for necessities to clinic visits.

“Just past 7 days I had the exact woman day-to-day,” claimed Myrvik. “She went to Hy-Vee every day and the Hendricks hospital so I’d choose her up each individual working day and take her in excess of there for an hour. I like to travel, I delight in it.”

Guttormsson and Myrvik will discover if they are the winners of the Minnesota Excellent Senior Citizen Award on Sept. 2 when the ceremony is held at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell Phase at the Minnesota Condition Reasonable.

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