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Weather throughout the day did much to raise spirits of the enthusiastic festival-goers; it was Shepherd's Delight by evening, promising much of the same for today's music fans.
AN uplifting poetry book will help raise spirits at a local charity.
We can't expect any Churchillian prose from the boardroom to raise spirits, unless new figures suggest prawn cocktail crisps sales in the paddock bars are up 23%, of course, then excitement reaches fever pitch in Ball Bearing Central Command.
At first the locals are enraged and appalled, but her confections soon raise spirits in the community, especially among the wives.
As Joan (above) waits for news from her fiance, Jaco calls her to an illicit meeting, sparking a series of events which draw her into danger, and Flora decides the volunteers should put on some entertainment to raise spirits - but as the pressure mounts, so do her nerves.
And Doolan reckons the training ground is the perfect place to raise spirits.
The letter said: "All of their (the children's) presents had been stolen so they tried to raise spirits and help restore Christmas.
The coach revealed that positive reinforcement is a method he deploys to raise spirits of his players and stated a manager must always be clear in his approach.
Summary: Asian markets came under pressure on Friday as a successful bond auction in Spain failed to raise spirits while weak US economic data also added to the general sense of pessimism.
A bit like a noxious mixture of the gameplay of Alan Wake smashed together with a Japanese re-imagining of the second and third Evil Dead films, it's a trippy traipse through hell that will raise spirits and the demonic dead in equal measure.
Kenny Dalglish needs to be brought in to raise spirits, increase expectations and behave like a true Liverpool manager - with confidence bordering on arrogance.
Eugene Emeralds players hope to raise spirits and draw attention to a local program on Monday when they pay a visit to Cascade Adult Center, a local nonprofit that offers respite care, structured daytime programs and support for families of adults with memory loss and physical limitations.