By Deanna Bockness
Prairie County Commissioner District II
By Michael Sterchi
Religion, religious practice and church attendance has a beneficial effect on the overall health of those who believe in divine providence. It is said that about 50 percent of Americans attend church and many include prayer in their religious practice. Since such large numbers of people either go to church or pray, the positive consequences that flow from the practice of religion should be pointed out.
By Casey Klasna
Terry Public Schools Superintendent
The end of the first semester ended on January 16th and the second semester is in full swing. Semester one went well and I am anticipating a successful second semester. As Superintendent I am always looking for ways to improve the educational programs and the facilities at Terry Schools. The education programs offered are on track and teachers continue to seek ways to improve instruction.
By Michael Sterchi
Lets begin the New Year with an important topic, the continuation of useful life by organ donation. Organ donation is available to everyone whenever the end of his or her life is at hand.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year. This year’s theme — “Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.” challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.
As evidenced by recent snowfall, winter weather is upon us. What better time to plan next year’s crops? It’s exciting to plan for next year’s crops, thinking of those crops growing, of budgets and the possibility of profit.
By Jacob Hanneman
Those words were penned by one of America’s most famous poets — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. You’ve heard the song; here’s the story.
By Michael Sterchi, PhD, Ret.
When the diagnosis of breast cancer is made, consultation with a breast specialist is necessary.
Michael Sterchi, PhD, Ret.
Sharla Sackman, Prairie County Extension Agent
County Agent Corner