Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

Shop local

My friend at a local shop was teasing me about promoting the MVAC thrift shop instead of her shop. I explained that it was simply because the MVAC store in those other towns, sponsor programs that benefit people locally....
Recently, I took my girls to the 4-H annual Cabin Fever Day at GSL High School. They attended a science session and an art session. Some of the experiments and projects lead me to start thinking about coloring Easter...
France’s lower house of parliament has passed a ban on wearing full face veils in public. In June, Indonesian women wearing jeans had their pants confiscated and were ordered to don long skirts. Why are governments telling people what to...
Finding a connection to our past, seems to be important to us as a human race. We tell  and write stories of our history. We keep photo albums and scrapbooks. We research our family tree. And my favorite of...

HEY, WATCH IT, KID!

I have heard comments around town about kids on bikes darting out into traffic and riding on the wrong side of the road. C’mon kids, you know better. And if you don’t, here is a little review. Bicycles are a green...
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, my even my mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug...

Stop bullies now!

In the past month or so, it seems the headlines and news broadcasts were filled with stories of teens who took their own lives because of severe bullying. Cody Barker, age 17, of Shiocton, Wisconsin; Asher Brown, age 13, of...
Charities and do-gooders are gearing up to help the less fortunate have happier holidays this year. Santa’s Helpers provides gifts to families that might not otherwise have presents to open at Christmas. Lisa Uecker talked to organizers about it. Make...

Support for healthcare reform

Until now, I have avoided stating anything too political or polarizing in this column. Now, I feel compelled to speak up in support of health care and health care coverage reform. I am not going to claim to have all...

Hope for healing

Why do you suppose the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press are in the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Because words are powerful. We teach it to children in anti-bullying curriculum. Words can hurt. Innocent people in...