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Let's continue to help Van Horns First of all, thank you to all who donated silent auction items for the Van Horn benefit. Families that made bars, those who helped in any way and especially those who came to the Barbecue Picnic Benefit at Alberta on May 21. Clay and Marlene Van Horn, of rural Donnelly, lost their house to a fire on Dec. 19, 2010. It was a total lost. They have been living in an apartment in Morris until they get the site cleaned up and a new house moved in.
Please wear a poppy "Please wear a Poppy," the Lady said. Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there, And her face was old and lined with care; But beneath the scars the years had made there remained a smile that refused to fade. A boy came whistling down the street, Bouncing along on care-free feet. His smile was full of joy and fun, "Lady," said he, "May I have one". "Why do we wear a Poppy today?" The Lady smiled in her wistful way and answered, "This is Remembrance Day, And the Poppy there is the symbol for the gallant men who died in war.
Budget needs attention Has anyone noticed how there's still $1.2 billion missing from the Republican's Minnesota budget proposal? It's less than 20 days until the Legislative session is supposed to end, and oddly enough, I didn't take note of one news story about the budget over the last several days.
Ethanol the fuel of today This week, all five major oil companies in the United States are expected to announce billions in first quarter profits. These profits are pouring in as gas prices for everyday Americans skyrocket to $4 and $5 a gallon. We can't predict when, or even if, gasoline prices will drop. But one thing we do know is that without a fundamental shift in our national energy policy, this nation will continue to suffer the consequences of our dependence on foreign oil. It doesn't have to be that way. Today we have the single-best alternative to oil in domestic ethanol.
Monetary system in disarray On Wednesday. April 13, at 6 p.m., at the Morris Public Library, I will be presenting mathematical and empirical evidence that a dynamic force exists within our monetary system that is so powerful and destructive that it will soon overpower everything in our economic system. This force can be represented as a simple 8th grade mathematical problem and thus it can be proven that there are no solutions to our nation's budget problems within the context of our present system.
Honor Vietnam vets Wednesday, March 30, has been designated as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" by Congress to honor all Vietnam War veterans. On March 30, 1973, the last American service member left Vietnam to return to the United States. They did not return to triumphant ticker tape parades, speeches, etc., as at the end of World War I and World War II.
Senior services should be priority As the Administrator of West Wind Village I am concerned by Gov. Mark Dayton's newly re-visited proposal to cut funding for senior services. To hear Gov. Dayton and some legislators talk, you would think that Minnesota nursing homes are full of people who don't really need to be there. West Wind Village has been a care provider for nearly 50 years in the Morris and surrounding communities. I assure you, a nursing home is a definite need for this community.
Vote deepens oil dependence I was disappointed to see that the House of Representatives approved measures last week that will only deepen our addiction to foreign oil and further hurt our economy - and will only cement the likelihood that average Americans will face $5 gallon gasoline at the pump. Passed in a short-term spending bill, amendments proposed by Reps. John Sullivan, R-Okla., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., would block the only commercially-viable alternative we have to OPEC oil: domestic ethanol.
March is time for Food Share It is March again, time for the Minnesota Food Share March Campaign. With the help of schools, church congregations, civic groups, businesses, and individuals, we are working together in an effort to fight hunger.
Sing the song correctly I would venture a guess that 50 percent of the people reading this letter watched the Super Bowl on Sunday. It was, I think, a very entertaining game, especially with my Green Bay Packers winning. But that is not what this letter is about. The so-called professional singer who sang our Star Spangled Banner completely destroyed it. She looked like a cheap hooker on the corner singing for her supper.