Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

October 2009 has been designated National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence still remains one of those dirty little secrets no one wants to talk about. But the fact is, it happens. Violence or abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional...

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...

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...

Befriend your public library

It’s probably no secret that I am a fan of public libraries. I have had library cards in Pine, Roseau, Pennington, Wright, Kanabec, Brown and Sibley counties. Where else can you find so much information and entertainment in one...

Drivers needed!

A woman I know called and asked me to put in a plug for Meals on Wheels, so here goes. Meals on Wheels needs your help. The Gaylord Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver meals...
If you think minimum wages, unemployment insurance and paid sick leave are important, thank the labor movement.
In late August 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and finally adopted. It states simply “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States...

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....
I admit it. I habitually procrastinate. I put things off as long as I can. I didn’t get a driver’s license until I was 22. I didn’t finish reading “Wind in the Willows” until I was an adult. And...