After I read about the county board asking for bids for the ‘kitchen addition,’ I was compelled to write. I, like a great deal of the population in Waushara County, is busy with life and do not always keep up with the comings and goings of the county board but this particular decision makes no sense dollar-wise.
Doctors play an important role in our lives. March 30 is set aside each year as National Doctor’s Day, a time for all of us to stop and show appreciation to the men and women who are there to help us at every stage of our lives.
The Wisconsin Livestock Siting Law passed in 2004 and implemented by Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) 51 in 2006 effectively took away local control of the siting of livestock facilities within our communities in favor of making a more predictable statewide rule and path for the expansion of large Concentrated Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs) more commonly known as Factory Farms. By looking at expansion of the industry alone, the law has been a success, the CAFO industry has grown from only 2 CAFO’s in Wisconsin in 1995 to over 235 today.
The week of Feb. 9 -15 is Children of Alcoholics Week. The National Association of Children of Alcoholics sponsors this recognition event. My mother’s alcoholism greatly affected me. I read many books about addiction and affected families. I later attended a support group with other adult children. I went to seminars and learned how to cope with the aftermath of this sneaky disease, which impacts the whole family.