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Juvenile justice TO THE EDITOR It's refreshing to see so many within the local criminal justice system support returning 17-year-old offenders to the juvenile justice system. The brains of these individuals have not yet fully developed, meaning they are still in the process of learning and growing. Statistics, common sense and life experience tell us that putting all 17-year-old offenders into the adult justice system makes them worse and sets them up for a life of antisocial behavior and crime.
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss within the cup, And I'll not ask for wine. This snippet of lyric from the enduring English playwright Ben Jonson's 1616 folk song serves to remind us that the music of love is the nectar of life, the balm that beckons and soothes during times of fear, trial, tribulations, war.
The Library will be closed Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. The library is closed on Sundays in June, July and August. There are a number of great author programs coming up at the library. David Housewright, award-winning author of the Rushmore McKenzie and Holland Taylor private eye novels, will be here at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8. Mr. Housewright has won an Edgar Award (kind of like the Oscar for mystery writers) and three Minnesota book awards. His latest novel is "What the Dead Leave Behind."
6 Gold Taylor Peterson is the daughter of Mike and Kim Peterson. Taylor is a very organized student who is very responsible. Taylor loves to participate in class. She really has a thirst for knowledge. Taylor really puts her best effort into everything she does. She enjoys playing basketball and volleyball and hanging out with her friends and family. Taylor has two older siblings and one younger sibling. In her future she would like to sail through the B.U.I.
The library will be closed on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. The library will be closed on Sundays in June, July and August. The History book group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 to discuss "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Retired UW-River Falls history professor Kurt Leichtle will lead the discussion.
I recently read in New York magazine about a new trend in Gotham. All manner of steakhouses are popping up in Gotham. They're not typical NYC ancient steakhouses like Peter Luger's and O'Connell's...ancient dark and elegant spots, where the steaks are dry-aged and deeply beefy.
After seven years of leading the Our Neighbors' Place Backpack Program, Darcy Boock will retire as the backpack program coordinator at the conclusion of this school year. "Darcy masterfully led our backpack program during a period of dynamic change in our community," said ONP Executive Director Jay Matchett. "On behalf of the board, I thank her for her years of service to ONP.
There was standing room only at the May 2 Clifton Town Board meeting. The star attraction on the agenda was a presentation on high speed internet. It is a topic that has come before the board in the past with no results. Clifton resident Sherry Keller presented the findings of the Clifton High Speed Internet Coalition. The group formed in March to look into bringing the high speed internet service to town residents. "The Internet impacts almost everyone," Keller said. "We found there actually is opportunity."
Overheard at Selah Vie, formerly known as The Dish and the Spoon at the table reserved for the Selah Vie Sages, that coterie of discussants who argue about asphalt vs. cement driveways and the effectiveness of Metamucil vs. All-Bran. Your chronicler has been out of the loop so long at resorts like Kinnic Rehab and Village des Pins in Sarasota, he has little to say, so must depend on the other Sages who wisely abstained from breaking their legs. The first Sage recalled a parent who had a real affection for money—as long as it stayed in his wallet.
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