Readers give us their Viewpoints
Reader says new Cassian board is a nice change
I think the new Cassian Town Board should get the credit they deserve for the job they’re doing, as well as the voters of Cassian. Many are going to town meetings now to see how their tax dollars are being spent, and to be informed about the issues in their town. Hopefully that will continue.
Since our new board has been elected, I’ve heard many comments about how our opinions and comments are actually being asked for when the issues are being discussed. Unfortunately, like many townships, we have some expensive problems coming up. But if you go to the meetings you’ll find the new board to be informative and willing to listen to ideas and suggestions. Our town clerk and treasurer, who were doing a good job before, seem to be more enthusiastic about their responsibilities, too,
The new town board may not always agree with you and not everyone will get their way, but at least you will be listened to and treated with respect. Come to your town meeting and you will also agree, it’s a nice change.
Dick Lane, Harshaw
Ruby’s on Tuesday
After almost four years of food distribution in Rhinelander, Grace Foursquare Church will host its last Ruby’s Pantry monthly distribution on Sept. 19, 2017. We are close to letting you know about the new church that will be sponsoring this ministry and where it will be distributed in October. Grace Foursquare will work closely to help this organization get set up as a distribution site and continue to support their endeavors.
Please stay tuned to the “Ruby’s on Tuesday” Facebook page for future updates.
Ultimately, I wanted everyone in our community to know that I am extremely grateful to have worked with the hundreds of volunteers. Countless hours have been given to serve families and other nonprofit organizations that are in need of food in our region. Also in these days of division, we have also shown that churches in our community can unite to serve and share the love of Jesus with everyone. Ruby’s Pantry is an amazing food distribution organization that serves our state and we are encouraging all our members and volunteers to continue to assist this ministry. I also thank the thousands of guests that have entered our doors these last four years. I trust you will continue to come to Ruby’s on Tuesday and maybe even consider volunteering yourself in the future.
Pastor Joseph Fehlen
Grace Foursquare Church, Rhinelander
Summer concert series thank you
Another “Concerts on the Riverwalk” series has come and gone and what a summer it was! We had a full lineup of amazing bands and great audiences. What more can you ask for?
Our Wisconsin weather was intent on creating damp and rainy nights for a few of the concerts and thanks to Stephanie at the Senior Center for allowing us to go across the parking lot to have three concerts at their facility.
Thank you to everyone who supports the concert series; I appreciate you. Plans are already underway for the 2018 season that will begin in June 2018 and end in August. My great thanks and appreciation go out to all the sponsors, the bands that performed, the audiences, the media, and Tom, Steven, Sue and Jim for their help in making the concerts a success.
Jan Leschke, Rhinelander
Is there a greater need?
Why does Marshfield Clinic so desperately want to build a second hospital only minutes from an already existing one, to be a fifth hospital in an area that already has four hospitals within a 30 to 90-minute distance of each other.
The second choice, to build in Arbor Vitae, would add a fifth only four miles away. Why add a fifth, when there are areas of northern Wisconsin with a lesser concentration of and greater need of hospital access?
Marshfield, when considering alternatives, please consider the greater need and for the greater good!
K M White, R.N., Rhinelander
Reader: Our Capitalist way of life is working against us
When it started, the idea was to improve and enhance the everyday life of Americans. Innovation was combined with quality-made products to make life easier. Then somehow profiteering became the major priority. Customer service, which was a reality, dropped to an all-time low of deception. Advertising began promoting nonexistent qualities. The line that defined quality and life of products dropped to increase profits. American and Union made, which also were priorities, have been diluted to nothing.
A time when a purchase was determined by where it was made is nonexistent. The food industry became deceptive and profit orientated, affecting millions of lives. Top physicians and medical research give merit to the fact that processed meat is the cause and contributor to our major diseases and that hereditary is a small contributor. Yet, major health prevention sites list meat recipes on their websites.
It is reported that our adolescent children are now developing arterial sclerosis. Top physicians have stated that diabetes is not attributed to sugar consumption but by our cells being coated with fat and plaque that prevents the normal process of the body to utilize and redistribute the sugar. Chicken has equal amounts or more of sodium than processed red meat. It was also recently brought to my attention that the major money sponsors to the major health prevention organizations are the very attributers to the diseases, and that the food pyramid that is redone every five years also receives funding from these same financial sponsors which helps to maintain their positions on the health pyramid.
Profiteering is destroying the American way of life on an everyday basis which includes our government and its politics. Character and moral values are repressed as greed takes priority. We are being destroyed with wrongful intent by our own species. Food for thought.
Craig Strid, Rhinelander