From our readersIssue Date: November 21, 2018
Remember to be thankful
On this Thanksgiving Day.
For all the many blessings
God bestows on you each day.
For food and shelter,
Health and strength.
For God's loving kindness,
Which knows no length.
For friends and family,
You hold so dear.
For God's dear presence,
For answered prayers,
For Peace and joy.
For God's steadfast love,
Others can't destroy.
For freedom of worship,
For peace in our nation.
For God's precious word,
Which gives consolation.
For the sun, moon and stars,
That brighten your way.
God gave them to everyone,
So be thankful each day.
For the mountains, the river,
The land, sky and sea.
God created them all,
For you and for me.
He gives us each day,
The things that we need.
Our joys and our sorrows,
And the air that we breathe.
So count your many blessings,
See what God has done for you.
You'll find the list is endless,
Cause that is how much God loves you.
By Joyce Bedora
Our Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to:
Live for Thee,
by Joyce Bedora
GIVE GLORY, PRAISE & THANKSGIVING
Give glory to God each morning,
From dawn till setting sun.
Sing praises to God,
From dawn's early light,
Until each day is done.
Reflect on the Savior's goodness,
His gentleness, kindness and care.
Remember to thank Him for blessings
As you bow your head in prayer.
For all that you are,
And all that you have,
And all that you ever will be
Are all gifts to you
From our Father above,
For now and eternity.
By Joyce Bedora
My husband Greg and I moved up here from Chicago 50 years ago. As soon as we looked at the property and the beautiful, mighty Menominee River, we knew it was home.
I have lots of good memories here on the river with our three sons, Greg, Dave and Steve. In the summer we would swim, fish and walk along the shores looking for treasures. In the winter it was ice skating and playing hockey on the ice.
Now this company, Aquila from Canada (who has nothing to do with our community) wants to come here and take all the minerals from the earth, leave in seven years as millionaires and leave us with most likely a polluted river. It will affect all our animals, fish, eagles and all of our lives because it will degrade our drinking water.
The Menominee River has become a tourist destination, and the proposed mine threatens it.
We need better values in life, not material things. We live in a beautiful area and we need to keep it that way.
What happens to the Menominee River, happens to the Great Lakes. It's not worth the risk!
We would like to thank the staff and students of the Crivitz Elementary School for the outstanding Veteran's Day program on 9 Nov 2018.
My wife, also a veteran, and I arrived at approximately 0930 and went to the cafeteria. While my wife was standing by the cafeteria door, a class of very young students trooped by with their teacher. As they went past my wife, the majority of the students saluted my wife, who promptly returned each of their salutes. It was so cute.
Shortly thereafter, all veterans began to get wonderful thank you letters from the students. I received one so good and thoughtful, I passed it around to the others in the row. Everyone agreed it was great. It was simply signed Lillian. Thank you to each and every student who wrote a wonderful thank you letter to all veterans present. The letters, not just from Lillian or our granddaughter, Skylar, mean a lot to us. Keep up the good job!
The program began promptly at 1000 hours with the presentation of the colors and no one took a knee. Next came the National Anthem with veterans saluting and students with their hands over their hearts.
Although there were many of us present, Mrs. Franzen had each veteran stand as she introduced him or her and mentioned their branch of service.
Representative Mursau made some excellent remarks. The Commander of the Crivitz VFW presented Patriot's Pens to the winners of the essay competition from Crivitz and Wausaukee Middle Schools. Each of the winners received a certificate, a pen, plus the Bronze received $50, the Silver $100, and the Gold $150.
The Middle School band played the Service Songs, and the Middle School Choir sand "Grateful to be an American". It was followed by a moment of silence for the fallen along with the playing of Taps.
After the closing remarks, the Elementary students and the Middle School Choir sang various patriotic songs, before retiring the Colors.
The awesome Veterans Program was well attended by many veterans and their families.
Thank you so very much for a job well done.
LTC USA Retired
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