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The Detroit Lake Jaycees like to thank the following people and businesses for their contributions to the "Dollars for Dewey" benefit that was held on Friday, May 8, 2009. Sheriff Tim Gordon, Sheriff Doug Krier, Tim Eggebraaten, Vincent and the Van-Goes (John Hutchinson, Corey Bliss, Joe Wambach and Bill Mohn), Michael and Ben Walther, Matthew J.
Give Young Adults Complete Responsibly or None. What other country makes its citizens wait until they are 21 before allowing them to legally drink alcohol? The answer is none! Yes, "the land of the free", stands entirely alone with this requirement. What we have managed to do is make our young adults drink illegally and often unfortunately, use a vehicle to get out of town and away from their elders to do so. Who are we kidding? Alcohol is not the problem, but alcohol abuse is. By treating our young adults as irresponsible, as you would expect, they live up to it by drinking irresponsibly.
The new version of the Specter-Casey Dairy Bill S889 is ready to go. This time, the introduced Bill S889 will be identified as "The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009." The introduced Bill S889 has been re-written with a few changes, and both Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA) have introduced the new dairy Bill S889. The major change is that the total economic costs on the dairy farms will determine the value of manufactured milk. Again, all manufactured milk will be classified as Class II milk.
Earlier this spring, my wife Shari, our nine-year old son, Jonathan and I traveled to Washington, D.C. for our first visit ever. Even though it was a family trip, my intentions were to meet with various federal offices that could potentially assist me with my efforts in securing a college Internship in the D.C. area. It saddens me to say that we were very disappointed with Amy Klobuchar's staff and the reception we received. To give you a sense of comparison, when we stopped at Representative Collin Peterson's office we were warmly welcomed.
Yes! We are getting worn down by the constant bad news of doom and gloom. We see scant hope or positive notes from our national and global economic slide and turmoil. How about our own local positive stimulus plan in the midst of all this? This may well be the best time to move on to prepare for and invest in the future right here. We are talking about volunteering some nonpartisan citizen grassroots time. This can have profound valued added purpose and effect now and more so in the years ahead.
Attend the County Board public hearing Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. Your opinions are needed to help the Board make critical decisions concerning recreational ATV use of public lands in the county.
On Tuesday, the Becker County Board will have a meeting to get the public's input on the classification of Becker County lands in the White Earth State Forest and some other parcels. At a later meeting, the board will vote on how to manage the county lands for off-highway use. Options include "managed," meaning that the forests are open to off-highway vehicle use as they are at present and is the recommendation of the Becker County Natural Resources Committee.
I would like to know what happened to the basic rights of the ordinary citizen. The residents of Minnesota and their neighborhoods are being attacked by a very well organized group of people. The group is riders of ATVs and the companies/dealers who profit from their sales of ATVs. For those of you who do not know what an ATV is, I will explain. Many years ago, a company manufactured a three-wheeled motorized tricycle, most popular was the three-wheeled Honda machine. It was mounted on three large wheels and proved to be popular, although very deadly.
Lets examine the "the worlds on fire" groups' argument that man is causing catastrophic climate change. That's what it is now since the last few years have been cooler. What's their evidence? The temperature has risen and that can only be because of human activities, which is causing terrible storms the likes of which nobody has ever seen. How narcissistic or egocentric must some people be? Follow me as I try and think critically for a moment. Weather is micro. Climate is macro. See the difference?
The 2007 referendum was passed, yet there is talk about cutting teachers, once again, in the Frazee-Vergas school district. We were promised that the small classroom sizes in K-12 would be maintained if the referendum passed. Yes, in K-12; I was at the first referendum meeting on Sept. 27, 2007, and I was informed how important small class size was even in the high school.