I call them the “Ramen Shoppers.” They never fail to fill me with sympathy and sadness. You can see them in the grocery stores of all college towns. They are typically between the ages of 19 and 24. Pushing their grocery carts down the aisles, they take time intently pondering the price of this or that item. Sometimes they linger
Some right-wing extremists want to throw out baby with bathwater. The latest example of that all-or-nothing attitude surfaced recently, again, when so many radical Republicans rapped Earth Day as some kind of demonic rite of spring. Case in point: District 11B Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria). She commented about Earth Day, in a tweet message, “Absolutely infuriates me – a celebration
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Bragging rights accrue instantly to anyone who is related to someone who was aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank in the North Pacific shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 1912. L. Marilyn Stinson of St. Joseph, a geneaological sleuth, doesn’t have bragging rights-not that she wants them-but she’s intrigued a relative later sailed on
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org When some people hear of a new social group dubbed “Drinking Liberally,” they probably think it must be comprised of chronic alcoholics sick-and-tired of their AA meetings. Not so. Oh sure, Drinking Liberally members quaff a few brews when they meet, but mostly they share ideas, talk, debate and have a good all-round time while remaining
by TaLeiza Calloway email@example.com A gazebo. Benches. A rock garden. Trees. Those are just some of the suggestions that sprouted for potential improvements to Cloverdale Park. Another idea city officials weighed was the addition of a community garden, but they determined the location was not the right size and a bit too remote from the neighborhood park, some members said.
by Cori Hilsgen firstname.lastname@example.org More than 500 walkers registered for the American Heart Association Heart Walk held last Saturday, April 28 at CentraCare Health Plaza, St. Cloud. The walk was held to educate people about the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and ways to prevent them. The funds raised are used to support medical research, public awareness and education.
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Two St. Joseph high-school aged students, both home-schooled, have roles in the current production of West Side Story at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud. The show is a production of GREAT Theatre. Maria and Luke Reber both play teenage members of the “Sharks” gang in the musical play. The Rebers have been in many
Catholic Charities is seeking volunteers to help with daily program operations. Donation door aides will assist staff accepting donations and deliveries to the program. The tasks require flexibility to take on different tasks, lifting and reaching, and the ability to lift 20-40 pounds. For more information, call Kathryn or Chad at (320) 229-4560.