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Youth For Understanding USA is seeking families to host foreign exchange high school students for the 2006-2007 academic year. Opportunities exist for a family to host a 15-18-year-old student from one of 50 countries worldwide. Most students arrive in August and will depart in June 2007. Exchange students have English language proficiency and have received good grades from their schools in their natural country. Many students are awarded scholarships sponsored by governments, foundations and private corporations. Contact Mary Wennerstrum at 866-493-8872 or apply at www.yfu-usa.org .
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DEAR ABBY: My son is 11 and, for the first time, he has a "girlfriend." I have always discouraged the children from saying they have girlfriends and boyfriends, so he has always referred to her as his "friend." Well, the other night, I heard him say, "I love you," and there were text messages on his phone from her saying it, too. I tried to talk to him about it and explain that this is not appropriate because he's too young to really understand what love is, and he should not say it until he is older and knows what love is. He didn't respond very well and was embarrassed.
Minnesota milk production in May was up only slightly from a year earlier. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Minnesota farmers produced 736 million pounds that month, up less than half of 1 percent. Minnesota production per cow average 1,635 pounds in May, up 25 pounds from May 2004. California led all states with 3.374 billion pounds in May, up 2 percent from a year ago. Wisconsin had 2.056 billion pounds, also up 2 percent.
A reporter with the Dickinson (N.D.) Press, Stefanie Briggs, wrote an interesting story -- at least for me -- a couple weeks ago about a number of members of the 7th Cavalry who decided to ride by horseback from Fort Lincoln, N.D., south of Mandan, to the Montana battlegrounds where Lt. Col.
Minnesota Department of Health data for National STD Awareness Month shows that a total of 15,785 sexually transmitted diseases cases were reported in Minnesota in 2005. Reportable STDs in Minnesota include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. "This is the highest number of cases we have ever seen in a single year," said Kip Beardsley, director of the STD and HIV section at MDH. MDH data shows there were 12,187 chlamydia cases reported in 2005 compared to 11,601 cases in 2004. Gonorrhea increased by 18 percent from 2,957 cases in 2004 to 3,481 cases in 2005.
Thousands of medical professionals, manufacturers and mortgage lenders in Minnesota will receive customized workplace training through grants awarded by the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program (MJSP).
Consider a series of not uncommon incidents in the last month, all related to trying to get a product or a service handled. I called the local office of the company that owns our office postage meter to get the scale recalibrated. The meter reader indicated that it was time for a service check. Calling to make an appointment, I was informed that scale repair did not occur at that location. Calling back later, I learned the opposite. Just bring it in. My most recent Pacific Bell phone bill arrived without the last page.
Marco would like to welcome new copier technicians Ward Leslie and Bob Holst. Leslie has received his Technical Certification in Sharp Digital Basics and Holst in Sharp Fax and Printing Basics. Dan Pflepsen has also accepted a sales position for Marco's Detroit Lakes location, formerly Modern Business Equipment. Pflepsen joined Marco's corporate office in St. Cloud in June of 2005. He will be relocating to the lakes area in June to provide Marco's customers with integrated solutions for voice, data and video.