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Medicare has been a great American success story, protecting the health and financial well-being of millions of senior citizens. It's an American promise that should never be broken. A part of that promise is keeping prescription drug prices affordable for our seniors. When Medicare Part D was created in 2003, its goal was to supply cheaper prescription drugs to senior citizens.
Celebrated singer/songwriter James Taylor said, "The key to life is enjoying the passing of time." It's hard to argue with that because, like it or not, each one us is getting older and - at least in JT's mind - and we all would be wise to enjoy the ride. But these days, getting older isn't easy. It takes courage - lots of it. Indeed, we are all going to have to face the reality that our bodies will begin changing. It's inevitable that we will wake up with new aches and pains, we'll see wrinkles where we've never seen them before and the list will go on and on and on.
What is diabetes? It is a disorder in the way the body uses digested food. When we digest food it is turned into glucose, a form of sugar, which is the main fuel source for our body. For glucose to enter cells and be used for growth and energy, insulin must be present. Insulin is produced by the pancreas, but in persons with diabetes, either the pancreas produces little or no insulin or the cells do not respond well to the insulin that is produced. Glucose levels rise, but are not available to the body to use.
Daniel Ross Jacob, 41, Menahga, fishing with extra line, fees $140.
Jonathan Michael Skoog of Sebeka to Janessa Lynn Savela of Sebeka. Luke Daniel Johnson of Staples to Kelly-Jo Marie Costner of Staples.
Lee A. Hendrickson and Robin E. Hendrickson, h&w, hereby convey to Jeffrey Schindeldecker and Monica Schindeldecker, as jt ten, Lot 1 of Block 2 in Forest Haven.
Over the years, the question I get asked the most is "Where do you find all your coupons?" While living in the suburbs of Chicago, we were getting eight - yes, eight - copies of the Sunday Chicago Tribune. I'd like you to know that I had a coupon code and paid $104 total for a yearly subscription, or 25 cents per copy! When my renewal notice would come, I'd pay for as many years at a time that I could. My husband read the paper and I saved the coupon inserts in hanging files in my plastic file boxes.
Question: I recently moved back to Minnesota and bought a big, bad truck and a snowplow. I now have more friends than I ever knew! I plow for friends and family, but am not a professional. I do not charge for such. I get the occasional bakery treat for my work! My mom lives in rural St. Louis County on a gravel county road with a blind driveway both ways. There is no signage posted. Though I am always careful when at the end of her driveway, it is always on my mind that I will get t-boned one of these days by someone driving too fast (it seems everyone on this road is going to do so).
Wadena-Deer Creek eighth-grader Bryce Wolff adjusts the windmill he and classmate Shawn Magnuson built. They were about to test the windmill to see how much weight it would bear as it spins. At right is Mike Shrode, engineering and technology teacher at WDC Middle/High School. The windmill project is one of the many engineering projects Shrode teaches in eighth-grade STEM class. STEM stands for "science, technology, engineering and math." Photo by Dana Pavek, WDC Schools
The American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO recently recognized the Wadena-Deer Creek teachers union for 50 years of membership from 1963-2013. On the plaque it reads: "May your half century of service and advancements be rewarded with continued growth and success." Pictured, at left, Tom Dooher, president of Education Minnesota, who traveled to Wadena to make the presentation to WDC teachers. Also pictured is Dirk Schulz, president; Brenda Thelen, secretary/treasurer; and Lisa Weniger, vice president. Photo by Dana Pavek, WDC Schools