I would like to congratulate the new theater organization, On Stage Community Theater, and the new greater Minnesota choir, Legacy Chorale, for their wonderful inaugural events this past month. In both, I saw many familiar faces and many new faces, all enjoying the opportunity to provide our community with excellent exhibitions of talent. I look forward to each organization's next performance.
Watching "Annie" brought back many memories of my hometown's community theater productions. What a great addition to our community! The excitement of the actors and the sizes of the audiences are further proof that we need to cultivate any opportunity to provide a top-notch facility for performances such as that. Thank you, On Stage Community Theater and Community Education, for providing a much needed component for a healthy community.
The recent performance of the Legacy Chorale at Tornstrom was topped only by the performance at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. Voices from 10 communities blended in marvelous harmony, reverberating in the majestic sanctuary of St. Mary's. I found it hard to be sitting in the audience, as I would have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of such a work of musical art. Thanks, Sarah, and the newly formed board, for the vision of providing greater Minnesota with the quality of vocal music that was on display last weekend.
Jody Allen Crowe
My name is Freddy Cobea from Guayaquil, Ecuador. I spent an AFS year (American Field Service) with Andrew Revering as a exchange student from August 1973 trough July 1974 back in Little Falls. From then till now I have considered Andy as my American dad. So Im so sad he is gone. Thanks so much for publishing the news.
I went to visit him in 1993 and was planning to visit him again next year. I will visit Mom Revering.
I keep many pictures of my experience as exchange student and I think the Reverings are a very wonderful family. This is what we will keep from Dad.
AFS exchange student at Little Falls 1973-1974
The Warrior Way
The Warrior Way is not about football. It is not about High School athletics. It is about life.
As a former Warrior athlete, I had the opportunity to learn and live what the Warrior Way truly means.
The Warrior Way is about loyalty, dependability, determination. It is about accomplishing something others have said cannot be accomplished. It is about never saying I can't, but saying I can and doing it. It is about communicating and listening. It is about respect. It is about believing in yourself and others. It is about family and working as a team. It is about trust.
The Warrior Way is about success. Not only in athletics, but in life.
Thank you Ron Stolski and associates. Lowell Scearcy and associates and many others for teaching me The Warrior Way of living.
I am writing in response to a recent editorial by Kathi Nagorski entitled "Who is and who isn't a 'Dr..'" When first contacted, The Dispatch was asked why chiropractors did not receive the title Dr. when referenced in the paper. The editor regurgitated a similar response that Ms. Nagorski did in her editorial: "The Dispatch follows the Associated Press Stylebook guidelines and only physicians should have the title of 'Dr..'" When asked if the Dispatch only used the title when referring to physicians his response was "yes". When the editor was made aware of the Dispatch's use of the title 'Dr.' when referencing other health care professionals such as dentists and optometrists, he stated "we have made exceptions for those groups". When asked if there was any rationale behind the decision to make exceptions for those groups his answer was "no". In her editorial Ms. Nagorksi hints that in the past when the Dispatch used the title 'Dr.' for dentists, optometrists, veterinarians, etc. it was occasional "slips" by the paper. However in lieu of my conversation with the editor, these "slips" are actually decisions made in policy that veer from the Associated Press Stylebook guidelines. Area chiropractors just asked to have the same exception made for our profession. The Dispatch refused, and area chiropractic patients voiced their opinion to the paper. Instead of having the courage to include the chiropractic profession into its exception policy, the Dispatch decided to change its policy and to strip the title 'Dr.' from other health care professionals. Needless to say, that was never the intent. We simply wanted our local paper to acknowledge the rigorous requirements and standards of all health care providers who have been bestowed the title of 'Dr.'. We all have earned it.
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