AMERICA’S SYMBOL OF FREEDOM — This bald eagle has been hanging around east of Conrad since December and picture man Brian Robinson got this nice view as the majestic bird took in the surrounding area from the top of a tree. Photo courtesy of Brian Robinson
By Jim Anderson
My sister died recently. She went to see her doctor not feeling well on a Thursday and died the following Thursday. They said it was acute leukemia. She was 58. Sudden death is always a shock to any family and ours isn’t any different. As we sort it all out, I am thankful she was a Believer and is in Heaven as I pen these words.
As I reflect on recent events and think about whether I would rather be here or in Heaven then Heaven is my obvious choice. My sister isn’t going to be faced with the problems socialism is bringing to our country. She isn’t going to have to deal with a Congress run by greed and corruption. She won’t have to deal with all the fall out this is causing us. She won’t be around to see us decline as a Super Power.
For those of us still here we must become activists and get involved. No longer can we stand on the sidelines of life and expect someone else to take care of it for us. A recent news report stated that most Americans were willing to give up their rights if they knew they were protected.
I say protected from what? My concern is who is going to protect me from the Government? The constitution was written for just that reason.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #7655 are participating in a National Veterans History Project to collect and preserve the remembrances of American war veterans and the civilian workers who supported them.
This collection of first-hand accounts will be archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for use by researchers and to serve as an inspiration for generations to come.
The project collects remembrances of veterans who served in WWI, WWII, the Cold War, Korean conflict, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, (1900-95), and the Iraq-Afghanistan conflicts (2001-present).
RETIRES — From the left in front, Reta Rae Weisgram accepts a plaque from Pondera Medical Center trustee Jayne Gollehon for her 11 years as a PMC trustee. Other board members, in the back are Joe Christiaens, Cherri Bakken, Jim Nelson, board chairman Ted Kronebusch and Brent Gaylord.
The Pondera Medical Center board of trustees presented Reta Rae Weisgram with a plaque in recognition for her nine years of excellent service as a PMC board member this past week.
“The dynamic Weisgram recently retired from the PMC board,” commented board chairman Ted Kronebusch.
Her appointment was filled by Jayne Gollehon.
In presenting the special plaque Kronebusch expressed feelings from all board members who were, “sad to see Reta Rae leave, but will always highly regard her dedication and enthusiasm given to the PMC.”
The trustees wished her well in her phantom retirement because, as all who know her, she will continue to be active with her hobbies and her countless community, church and youth organizations.