DL News Staff
The widely circulated story of the plight of the dairy farmer in Bagley, Minn., trying to find effective ways to care for his wife with Alzheimer's disease likely struck a chord with hundreds of others who are caring for vulnerable loved ones around the clock. National reports underscore the fact that a majority of frail elderly who need caregivers get the care they need from friends and family. The truth is, providing that care for a loved one with a chronic illness is a gargantuan responsibility -- and can be physically and emotionally exhausting.
The front page story of the Sept. 30, Becker County Record reminded me of stories my dad, Fred Engstrom, and my uncle, Albert, told about delivering mail for the Rochert Star Route during the early 1930s. The photo on the front page of the newspaper was given to me by Debbie Johnson. This car, equipped with skis and tracks, was the forerunner of the modern day snowmobile. Each summer Albert made an effort to bring his family from their home in Oklahoma to visit the old homestead where he grew up.
Thursday evening, November 5, I attended a performance of "West Side Story," this year's DLHS musical. Part of the reason I attended was to report to our son William (2003 DLHS graduate), who is always interested in DLHS performances as he was active in the band (All State Band two years), in USMC Band for four years, and is currently part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Concert Band. The performance was very enjoyable. Sadly, it was only half there.
Jesus said that whosoever will confess me to men I will also confess them to my Father which is in Heaven (Matthew 10:32-33). So we are taking a stand to confess to Jesus that we believe in His word. The Bible and His words should not be added to or taken away from (Rev. 22: 18-19). But that is what is happening now in churches that are under the E.L.C.A., and their latest vote to allow same gender relationships to preach in their churches. If they believe that, then they must not believe in the words of the Bible that it is wrong and sinful to live in that kind of a relationship. (Lev.
A huge thank you goes out to our community for the overwhelming support of the school district operating referendum. Your support of this levy shows that you care about the future of our youth and how important it is for them to have a high quality and broad based education. We want to thank the school board and school administration for being good stewards of our money. It has been necessary in the past to trim some of our costs, amounting to about $2.2 million over the past 4 years. The cuts would have been much more serious if this levy had not passed.
For starters, I am most appreciative to our Congressman, Collin Peterson, for having supported HR 2454, the bill "to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy." Thank you! That bill, in a few different forms, is now in the U. S. Senate, and may I express my wish that those in our community and across our country watch its progress, and contact our senators to urge helping it along to the passage of a strong climate change bill. In August 2008, I was present to hear T.
As the healthcare debate continues we must keep our eye on the big picture. Healthcare reform is necessary and it is our legislators that need to keep this legislation moving. As a cancer patient, I see families and patients who have to make extraordinary decisions between treatment and bankruptcy, life-saving drugs and household expenses. We need reform that will give patients affordable and adequate healthcare.
My family was forever changed when my son was born too soon. Weighing just one pound and 14 ounces, he was the size of a water bottle. This is why I support the March of Dimes. November is Prematurity Awareness Month. It's when the March of Dimes focuses everyone's attention on the impact premature birth has on babies and families. My family is not alone when it comes to facing the problems of prematurity. More than a half million babies are born prematurely in the United States each year. With one in eight babies born too soon, our country lags behind many other developed nations.
With sincere gratitude, we would like to thank Dan Neumeister and the entire Central Market staff for planning another successful Project Pink Cake Decorating and Auction, which netted over $11,000! Proceeds from the cake auction go to support breast cancer awareness projects and programs in our community. To the decorators, bidders and to Jerome Tappe, our auctioneer, we are humbled by your generosity! We are so very proud to serve this community. -- Tom Thompson, chief executive officer, LeAnn Mouw, director of development and communications, St. Mary's
As a local business owner, I understand and can appreciate the difficulty the city faces in "balancing the books." A considerable amount of my time is spent trying to work more efficiently and more productively. We are always looking for ways to exceed our customers' expectations and looking critically at our competitive advantages in the market place. I would agree that the City of Detroit Lakes shares a lot of similarities to local businesses. Certainly the quickest fix to any budget problem is to eliminate services.