THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From our readers
Issue Date: August 27, 2014
Letter to the Editor:
Throughout our society we are encouraged to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis. In the past year I have discovered an exercise class that was available to me during the fall and winter months. The Strong Bones and Healthy Hearts program was introduced by Oconto County UW Extension, Family Living agent, Donna Doll-Yogerst. Strong Bones is a low impact progressive weight training, flexibility and balance program. It is safe and effective for people of all ages even if they are not in perfect health. Strength training improves bone density, reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, increases flexibility and increases strength. This program has been well received by many residents in Oconto County.
Oconto County UW Extension, Family Living agent, Donna Doll-Yogerst has lost her position. The Oconto County Extension and Education committee has decided to not renew her contract. As a result the Strong Bones classes have been cancelled. As a 30 year employee of the Oconto County UW Extension office she has truly served the health and nutritional needs of our county residents.
Many women in the Town of Brazeau have participated in these programs because they were held at our town hall. They no longer had to drive to Coleman, Crivitz, Oconto Falls or Oconto to receive valuable exercise. They discovered the benefits of getting off the couch and moving, such as improved mood, a reduction in depression, better sleep, improved energy and the social satisfaction of gathering with friends and meeting new people.
By the cancellation of these exercise classes the Oconto County Extension and Education committee have removed a valuable resource from Oconto County Taxpayers.
The Oconto County Extension and Education committee consisting of Guy Gooding-Chairperson, Chris Augustine, Karl Ballestad, Bill Grady and Buzz Kamke are not looking out for the educational needs of the residents of our county.
We must bring the Strong Bones classes back to Oconto County. We can do that by calling our Oconto County District Supervisor and request Ms. Doll-Yogerst be reinstated to her position as Oconto County UW Extension Family Living Agent.
Pam Duddek, Resident
I attended the Taste of Tenth Street on Thursday, Aug. 21 and found it to be a truly enjoyable event. There was plenty of food and I had the pleasure of running into many friends and neighbors. There was a good crowd in attendance and it would be nice if working people could be present, but the time of the event precludes that. Thanks to the First National Bank & Trust and all the participating businesses involved.