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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
Veterans make topnotch employees (08/18/16)
Politicians call them heroes and strangers thank them for their service. But when their enlistment comes to an end, veterans need more than a pat on the back as they return to civilian life. They need jobs. And increasingly, they seem to be getting them because the unemployment rate among veterans has been on the decline in recent years. ...
A farm crisis in the making? (08/16/16)
Only 35 years after the 1980's farm crisis, another storm seems to be brewing. Corn production is forecast by USDA to be up 11% from last year. This crop, possibly over 15 billion bushels will include a market-killing overhang of nearly a billion bushels. Corn exports are not performing well due to the strong US dollar, and all sectors of the livestock market are struggling...
Please Mr. President (08/16/16)
Dear Friends, An article in The Guardian reads, "As the string of record-breaking global temperatures continues unabated, June 2016 marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking heat." If Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, the monster typhoon to decimate the Philippines, and the raging wildfires in the Western states didn't do it, then perhaps this new indicator of the world of hurt coming our way as climate change progresses will spur America to action...
About respect (08/16/16)
Entitlement is the word we are hearing every day. "I am entitled to _ ". (Please feel free to fill in the blank.) I want to add RESPECT to that category maybe even put it at the top of the list; it might shorten some of the list. RESPECT is the one thing we all seem to have lost sight of. We are all deserving of this. I have seen too many people in the past weeks forget about respect. We are all doing the best that we can...
Why volunteer use of the fire station makes sense (08/11/16)
Greetings. I am writing this letter in regards to the usage of the Alta Fire Station by department members that has been brought to the forefront over the last couple of months. I would like to clear up a few things. First and foremost, the "private parties" that are held at the station by the members occur about 15 times per year and include family holiday gatherings, graduation parties for our junior firefighter members as they graduate high school, and baby showers and birthday parties for the next generation of volunteer firefighters. ...