Krista Corner Havre Daily News firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents milled about during lunchtime at the Eagles Manor Wednesday. Most of them sat around tables eating their lunch and visiting with friends, but when Tom Marinkovich's art class walked into the room, the low hum of chit chat erupted into a grateful roar of clapping hands and vocalized "Yea!" Marinkovich and his students had recently donated six pieces of glass they sandblasted into works of art, which Eagles Manor staff installed at the Manor about three weeks ago. The general consensus around the Manor is that the windows nicely compliment lunches and dinners, resident Noel Davidson said. "I think they're well-received," Davidson said with a smile. "It's only 12-feet wide," he added of the wall where the windows were added. "And it usually takes residents quite awhile to traverse that distance as they inspect the work." Eagles Manor volunteer Sharon Ball said, "It's wonderful," and resident Carl Knudson agreed. "I like it, you betcha," he said looking pleased. Leaving their mark on the Eagles Manor walls was a learning experience for the students. "It feels pretty good," Jaron Raining Bird said. "Yeah," said Rokki Parker, nodding her head. Fred Bacon humbly said, "It's alright, I guess," and Cody Nault nodded his accord. "It's pretty exciting," Nault added. Marinkovich said he is proud of what his students accomplished despite the problems they faced with uncooperative weather in trying to get the glass finished. Because the sandblasting had to take place outside, cold and wind were not favorable elements in the art's completion, Marinkovich added. "I think this is a marvelous opportunity for everyone," he said. "They did nice work, they got good grades and now their work is displayed permanently."