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By Don Eubanks Every day, without much public notice, people recover from a disease that is often misunderstood. Recovery rates for this disease are better than other chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma or hypertension. Yet individuals are often judged harshly and blamed for having this disease. The disease is alcohol and other drug addiction. Addiction is hard to understand. It's illogical. It's heartbreaking.
By Ted Kooser Those of us who have planted trees and shrubs know well that moment when the last spade full of earth is packed around the root ball and patted or stamped into place and we stand back and wish the young plant good fortune. Here the poet Roy Scheele offers us a few well-chosen words we can use the next time. Planting a Dogwood Tree, we take leave of you; you're on your own. Put down your taproot with its probing hairs that sluice the darkness and create unseen the tree that mirrors you below the ground.
Like most in the community, I have yet to really get to know new University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson. But I think the Morris area and UMM are going to like her, unless the qualities you'd like to see in the leader of your university is dour rigidity and a lack of passion. During her interview visit last spring, one of the first things Johnson said was that it was OK to call her Jackie. Pretense dropped immediately.
Again this year, Adair Horgen and Della Conroy will present several of Adair's arrangements in "Adair, Della & Friends." This year's theme is love songs and dances and will include old standards such as Brahms waltzes as well as familiar popular tunes such as "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You." The music begins at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7. Tickets are available at the PRCA at 630 Atlantic Ave., or at the door. In addition to Horgen and Conroy, a talented group of friends will also participate in the concert.
If "There's More in Morris," that means there must be plenty of people ready to design a logo to accompany the new "There's More in Morris" slogan for the City of Morris and the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce. Anyone interested in joining in the logon design contest must be 12 years of age or older to submit an entry. There also is a just-for-fun kids contest. The logo design must include the following: The new tagline or slogan, "There's More in Morris." The entry should be designed so it can also be used with or without the slogan. The design entry must be scalable to be used from
The Morris Area School District has released its bus route information for the 2006-2007 school year. ** See a complete list of bus schedules below ** As a new school year approaches, here are a few reminders to help students have a safe ride to and from school: Parents are asked to review the routes closely.
Morris' cats will be playing at Big Cat Stadium, hopefully to start the fall football season. The Morris Area school board approved naming the new football facility Big Cat Stadium at its meeting Monday. The stadium, which is nearing completion, will be used by the Morris Area High School Tigers and the University of Minnesota, Morris Cougars. The name was chosen by the Building Advisory Committee and the Joint Use Committee, and UMM officials have approved the name. Morris Area Athletic Director Mary Holmgren said it was difficult to come up with a name that represented the entities that
A 19-year-old man facing kidnapping and sexual assault charges in the alleged abduction of a Donnelly woman turned down a proposed plea agreement on Monday and will be back in Stevens County District Court for an omnibus hearing Sept. 18. Ernest Ray Longoria is facing three kidnapping charges, first- and third-degree charges of criminal sexual conduct, and one charge of violating a no-contact court order.
The Morris Area School District has released its bus route information for the 2006-2007 school year. As a new school year approaches, here are a few reminders to help students have a safe ride to and from school: Parents are asked to review the routes closely. The school district has made a few significant changes that may impact a child's bus route. Parents and children should know their bus number and that parents show children the bus stop location where students will be getting on and off the bus. Rural routes are listed under the parent's name.
10 Years Ago August 22, 1996 Tribune Unknown to probably most people in the area, one of the country's major kidney bean processors is right here in Stevens county. Haberer Foods International, in Swan Lake Township, handles about ten per cent of the kidney beans produced annually in the United States.