Please be leery of any label that says “Faux Fur.” “Faux” is a French word for “fake” – thus “faux fur” translates as “fake” or “imitation” fur. Many shoppers who care deeply for the welfare of animals are being duped by the “faux fur” label. In some cases, the “faux” fur is not “faux” at all. It’s, in fact, the
Minnesota’s U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is right on when it comes to the tyranny of spiking gasoline prices. In a recent opinion column, she addressed the many factors that contribute to gas prices that periodically skyrocket as they did here in Minnesota this spring. In that case, we’re told, it was caused by the simultaneous shut-down of several oil refineries
Receptionists are greatly undervalued. When a newcomer arrives at a business, a receptionist is the first contact, and that first impression (good, bad, nasty) can have a huge impact on whether the newcomer will feel welcome and comfortable. The Coborn Cancer Center is filled with good receptionists who are smiling, helpful and (so importantly) lots of fun. The one I
Reader says Obamacare must be defeated; direct violation of religious freedom Ruth Wochnick, St Joseph Obamacare MUST be defeated. It’s a direct violation of our religious freedom. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a mandate under the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) that requires all employer health plans to provide free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs,
Theisens celebrate 50 years Aug. 10 Al and Laura (Zimmer) Theisen, St. Joseph, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 in the El Paso Bar and Grill, 200 NW 2nd Ave., St. Joseph. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Their children and grandchildren will host the event. No gifts
Our Mighty Mississippi is indeed a mighty river. It contributed mightily to this nation’s greatness – as a transportation corridor; as a nurturing water supply for so many cities, towns, villages and farms; as a limitless resource for recreation; as a power source for industries; and last but not least, as a mighty nurturer of fish and animals. It was
Evelyn Pueringer, St. Joseph I want to thank the St. Joseph Rescue Squad and first responders for their quick action and their professionalism during my stroke emergency last week. I’m doing well and should soon be running around again.
The standing ovation received by Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations last week was a tremendous moment for humanity. Yousafzai is the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was viciously shot in the head by Taliban thugs while she was sitting on a bus taking her to her school. The Taliban, a radical Islamic sect, is not only against education for girls,