We walk outside and work in the sun, exposing ourselves to ultraviolet radiation and increasing our risk of developing skin cancer. We drive our automobiles almost every day even though 1 in 86 deaths are the result of automobile accidents. People smoke, drink, eat, party and engage in dangerous behavior on a daily basis. You choose what you eat, whether or not you smoke or drink alcohol or sugar-containing beverages. And some of us also drink, eat, or talk on our cell phones when we drive.
In most cases though, we have no choice about the air we breathe.
The health “industry” is a dramatic and depressing element. We depend on the medical profession to take care of us and there are times we find that lacking. It often seems like it is becoming an industry instead of a solution to many of today’s problems.
What can we do? We are blessed with intelligence. We just need to use it. We can take stock of our lifestyle, and then change things that are detrimental to our health that will decrease the need for medical attention. In fact, it could make our life much simpler and easier.
I can remember when our newspapers had few accounts of miscellaneous law enforcement items. If you read the paper now you will note that many or most of the problems stem from illicit use of drugs and alcohol, speed and lack-of-attention type items. Remember you are behind the wheel of a powerful piece of equipment capable of a number of terrible things
I had a friend who treated his car with dignity. Nobody but nobody ate, drank or took their attention away from the use of his car. His car stayed clean, decent and whole because it was only used as it was intended.
Drive-through food establishments have encouraged eating or drinking while driving. Many violations are caused by drugs, alcohol, speed and not paying attention to driving. Take time to eat before you get in your car. It is better for you, as well as for your vehicle. Use your eyes and pay attention to the many things that are happening around you. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye!
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Birthdays and anniversaries:
• Thursday, September 21st: Addie Haugen, Tiffany Shelton, Tim Sorenson, Dan Richards, Ann Hamilton, Margaret Deml, Thomas O'Conner, Richard Axmann, Ashley & Anthony Cookas, 2014; Sherri & Chad Fritz, Jodi & Brandon Wayne, Marty & Karen Johnson
• Friday, September 22nd: Noah Rasmussen, Lee Nelson, Gary Jenkins, Kaleb Christensen, Diane Stollard, Kathy Underland, Doris DeNeui, Mark & Rachel Lee
• Saturday, September 23rd: Aiden James Manges, Allison Groth Muilenburg, Melissa Lonning, Sara Cornelius Routh, Kristin Hamberg, Lance Jepson, Theresa Langlie, Debra Harding, James Robertson, Galen Montanye, Elizabeth Lageson, Mark Kasper, Robin Christensen, Judy & Tad Lunning
• Sunday, September 24th: Gilmore Nelson, Nancy Pence, Jayna Domier, Jazmyne Tayton Martinez, Brandon Wayne, Cherysh Christina Hill Marcks, Brody Carlson, Michael Bedney, Trevor David Barber, Jill Vanden Heuvel, Kathie Lein, Susan Mickelson, Sophie Miller, Iris & Stanley Jensen
• Monday, September 25th: Amelia Christine Powers, her sixth birthday; Makayla Jayme Haberman, Treavor David Barber, Tom Lageson, Pam Conklin, Suzanne Enzenauer Skaar, Cameron & Dayna Schember; Kellen & Allison Utpadel, Dwight & Loretta Schewe, Harmony & Ryan Anderson, Amy & Rick Storlie, Wendy & Marty Schultz, Larry & Elaine Paulsen
• Tuesday, September 26th: Tammy Beenken, Lori Klemmensen Suchanek, Marc Horan, Verdel Humberg, Virginia Miller, James Henry Neidermeier, Connie Menefee Calderon, Becky Tindal, and Marty & Lee Nelson
• Wednesday, September 27th: Layla Grace Schultz, Judy Christensen, Naomi Wangsness, Mary Wayne, Gail Farr Christenson, Sara Holmes Wencl, Steve Lageson, Kristin Paulsen Zinke, Jacob Tasker, Chris Ritz, Katie Cameron, Eleanor Rodriguez, Carl Shadden, Daniel Van Kampen, Donna Mae McCamish, Kristin Severson, Lud Borchert, Jocelyn & Jason Heyer
• Thursday, September 28th: Madeline Schei, Kylie Lembke, Denise Hagen Olson, Mary Kasper Therneau, Mitch Vangen, Taff Worrell, Haley Mattson DuBois, Bunny Jepson, Miranda & Isiah Payton, Jerry & Ginger Thompson, Bill & Sharon Vavra, Jill & Todd Kubicek
• Friday, September 29th: Norrine Jensen, Gail Kaplan, Annette Flugum, Millie Flugum, Ellen Pence, Jenna Quimby, Kevin Klemmensen, Linda Schmidt, Fran Ladlie, Ron & Donna Sletten, Jason & Tara DeWight, Dave & Donna Maixner
• Saturday, September 30th: Raigan, Hatlie, Lia, Shay Broskoff; Jordy Philip Klocek, 2013; Chloe Walterman, Dean Hunt, Elmer & Joan Vanden Heuvel, Gilbert & Harriet Larson, Todd & Cheryl Utpadel, Amy & Shannon Vander Syde, Aaron & Jean Klemmensen, Tiffany & Luke Mueller, Kelly & Joshua Warke
Wishing you a day of fond memories and new beginnings.
There are times I made mistakes regarding birthdays and anniversaries because of information I don’t know. Please look at it as a reminder that though they may no longer be with us it is nice to remember they once were and celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries.