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How many of those reading are artists — but have never had quite the chance to exhibit their art? You've done art for years — maybe started as a toddler. Many have told you that you do a pretty good job? Maybe your high school art teacher was smitten by your work. Maybe your family found your "stuff" better than anything they had seen among their relatives before. Maybe you've been hiding in a back room at home with a brush and an easel.
Good for James Anderson in correctly perceiving that Jesus being born in a stable does not entitle him to be called "refugee!" However, as a liberal and reasonably well-schooled Christian, I've never encountered anyone, liberal or conservative, who claimed that Jesus was a refugee because of the Bethlehem birth. As we liberals encounter so often, Mr. Anderson, has done an excellent job of countering an argument that no one is making!
The School District of River Falls has four elementary schools—Montessori, Greenwood, Westside, and Rocky Branch. All four are public schools; although the River Falls Public Montessori Elementary (RFPME) is a "charter" school, it should not be confused with other private charter schools in Wisconsin. Specifically, there are no parent vouchers to pay for tuition and the ultimate governing authority for RFPME is the locally elected Board of Education. Simply put, RFPME is a public choice that is funded by public dollars. In other words, parents
At 9:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, River Falls police received a report of a missing person, Bryce Adam Willaby, 22, Hudson. He had allegedly been downtown at the bars with a friend, and neither had returned to the place they were staying in River Falls Willaby had allegedly called the person he and the friend were staying with at about 9 a.m., saying "it's cold outside." Another friend said he had last seen Willaby at Maverick's Corner Saloon.
Some years ago there was a TV game show called "The $64,000 Question," with the winner receiving $64,000. Today, the program would have to be called "The $640,000 Question" — roughly the value of that $64,000 today after adjusting for inflation.
Our city-owned hydroelectric power facility is a valuable, profitable, debt-free asset. Our hydroelectric dams are fully functional and generate power 24 hours-a-day, every day, all year. The hydros do not need sunlight, clear skies, constant wind, or coal to function. Our current hydroelectric system consists of two bottom-draw hydroelectric dams. They were just inspected in October 2017, passed inspection, and re-inspection isn't scheduled for another 10 years.
The first baby of 2018 born at Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital made her appearance at 1:38 p.m. Jan 3, 2018. Dayla Mary O'Neil, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long, was born in the River Falls Area Hospital's newly remodeled Family Birth Center to proud parents Ladonna and Tom O'Neil of Ellsworth. Big sister Brielle was especially thrilled to welcome her new sibling.
Medicare is NOT an "entitlement!" Social Security is NOT an "entitlement!" We paid in! In the halcyon days, when movie stars were glamorous, did USO shows overseas, and in general earned their keep, many paid 90 percent in taxes, and were glad to do it, to live in a country they could be proud of. This was in between the original robber barons and the modern-day robber barons.
This morning I read the paper and came across a letter to the editor titled "A massive give-away to the rich." The tax bill was passed by Congress this week and many on the left are screaming. Let's look at what has already happened in response to the passage of the bill. Many companies immediately came out announcing bonuses and minimum wage increases. I'm sure some on the left will figure a way to twist this into a bad thing but I'm a believer that more money in our pockets is a good thing. I also believe each of your readers can figure out how to spend their money and do not need government taking it away and spending it for them.
My father died twice. The first time was a car accident when, after a severe head injury, he came home from the hospital ... different. A kind gentle man became an alcoholic with a mean streak and a fiery temper. The second time my dad died was when his heart stopped in the hospital nearly 25 years later after surgery.