The Berlin-Hamburg Lions Club thanks everyone that helped make their 11th annual Oktoberfest a great success at the Berlin Center on Oct. 4th, 5th and 6th.
Berlin-Hamburg Lions Club
Dear “People” of Merrill,
My name is Rascal “Lefferts.” My mom “Heidi” & dad “Ray” adopted me from the Lincoln County Humane Society in March of 2013. I am very happy with my new home.
A couple of months ago, mom took me to the new DOG PARK by the MARC Center. I have made many new friends. I love running up and down the fences. One day there was a beautiful light brown lady on the other side of the fence in between the two parks. I guess I didn’t mention that there is a large park for us BIG dogs and one for the LITTLE fellas and gals. Well anyway, this beautiful light brown lady & I sniffed each other through the fence and wished we were together not separated by a fence, so we made the best of things and ran up and down this fence about 10 times. My dad said “good boy” and for several days after that he told everyone how this tired me out so I slept well when we went home. My mom is in Cardiff, Wales UK visiting her mom. My dad has told me this but I still don’t understand. At night when it is time to go to bed, I run all over the house looking for mom. She is nowhere to be found. I like my dad, but he is not as much fun as mom. Mom takes me for many more walks than “her husband.” We walk all over town, meeting many new friends.
Well, back to the dog park. I met a new friend I don’t remember his name. He was outside the fence before entering the park and we were sniffing each other as we marked our territory. As I sniffed his mark, he made another mark on my nose, then just looked at me with I thought a grin on his mug. He then sniffed the same spot and I got even with him and marked his nose.
Then the next day, when dad and I went back to the dog park, there were several other new friends hanging around and running with me as their guide.
In closing, all you HUMANS out there please bring your best friend (s) to the Dog Park so I can meet them and develop a relationship and we can sniff each other’s private parts and then lick your face.
PS. I am having my dad type this as it is difficult for me to sit at the computer and push those stupid buttons.
Letter to the Editor,
This week we, like many other parents, received a letter from our elementary school principal letting us know that moving the 5th grade elementary school students to Prairie River Middle School is once again being recommended to the board by the administration. The reason: The elementary schools are overcrowded. This has been discussed and proposed now for several years. I can remember first hearing about it when my daughter was in 2nd grade, 6 years ago.
Let us remember that just a year and a half ago, the same administration recommended closing Pine River Elementary School because of declining enrollment.
Let us also remember that scores of parents lined up to fight this school closing and the resulting nonsensical redistricting, and questioned how all the Pine River students would fit into the remaining elementary schools. “We have plenty of room!” we were told over and over again by Dr. Sample and several board members.
I won’t go into all the reasons I solidly oppose moving 10 and 11 year olds into the middle school environment. Any involved parent with a current or past middle school student is well aware of why this would be a mistake both socially and academically for our children.
But I would like to ask the administration as well as certain board members: Not even two years ago when you decided to close Pine River, were you lying to parents and scheming to create a situation when this change would become inevitable? Or, were you just so closed-minded to clearly-expressed parent concerns and idiotically short sighted that you did not see this coming?
Thank you so much for the “Pink News”!!!!!
As a survivor of breast cancer over 45 years ago, I can’t find enough words to express my gratitude at your clever way of raising awareness of this awful disease. It’s devastating to hear that diagnosis, and scary going the treatment, but it has an extremely high survival rate thanks to mammograms and early diagnosis.
Again, thanks for the “Pink News”!!!!!
Letter to the Editor.
The First Annual Walk for Dementia was held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bell Tower Residence on the Holy Cross Campus in Merrill. We were happy to see 65 individuals join us in bringing awareness to this growing epidemic by raising over $8,000. The money raised from this event will be presented to the Alzheimer’s Association.
We thank our sponsors, the Holy Cross Sisters and Ministry Health, for making this event possible. We also thank McDonalds, Piggly-Wiggly, Dave’s County Market, Sysco and Kwik Trip for providing food and beverages for the walk.
To all those that participated, volunteers, and Bell Tower Committee members, and those that supported this cause with your financial donations, thank you. We ask for your continued support and invite those who were unable to take part this year to consider doing so next year.
We ask you to pray for those afflicted with dementia and Alzheimer’s. In the days of changing memory, be with them in their fears. In the days when memory has gone, bless their families who suffer. Surround them with tender love from family, friend and stranger.
Sister Peggy Jackelen, Administrator Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living Merrill
I am a Christian and am offended by what the Wausau School Board did about Christian music. If there are people who don’t like it, stay away and let us enjoy it. It is time for people who believe in God to start talking about their beliefs and let all the others who want God out of everything to do their own thing.
I am not against other religions, for this country was founded so everyone can believe and worship as they please. But don’t tell those who worship God they can’t sing “Silent Night” in a Christmas school program.
Mrs. Roger Dupke