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A couple great Restaurants

Cactus Cantina was voted best Mexican food on the Gulf Coast and I have to agree! When Kyle and I tried it for supper one night, we both really enjoyed our meals. (And we went back a couple times!)...

 

Write On: "The Big Move" 

Essay by: Aubrey Waage Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 About ten years ago I experienced the most fearful thing that I have ever experienced. Or, what I thought was going t... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 16, 2022

Don't Just Take My Word For It

I had a very interesting conversation with a friend the other day. He asked me how I was doing, he always does, and my answer was to share a phrase I have been using when asked. I said, "I am so...

 

Reflections On the Easter Side of the Cross 1-19-92

Luke 24: 1-12 Often times in life it is darkest just before the "Son Rises." This past few weeks we have been examining some of the major events of our Lord's life on the Cross Side of Easter. Today... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 16, 2022

Happy Easter to all my favorite rogues and babes

Beautiful! On Monday, Tallahassee Slim, residing quite comfortably down in Fort Myers, Florida, where he is the most colorful character, sent an email. He has always been an interesting chap, who has...

 

Alligator Alley

I really did enjoy the white sand beach at Orange Beach, but I sure didn't need any whiteness when we got home! I was hoping for green, but NOOOO winter had to come one more time. I wore my flip...

 

Write on! My Reading Journey

Essay by: Aaron Wensloff Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 My reading journey has been a very fun and difficult experience and it started at a very young age.  I was very...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 19, 2022

I have a "Rabbit Habit"

I am a pattern eater. Every morning I have my chocolate coffee, (freeze dried instant coffee, sugar free creamer, and powdered hot chocolate. Then at 10:30 I repeat it. I have a transparent cobalt...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 19, 2022

Reading Aloud 'I Need a New Butt!' Gets Principal's Butt Fired

For a couple of years while I was the rogue special ed teacher at Roseau High School, my name brother, Jeff Olson, an outstanding biology instructor, would ask me to stop in during his 7th grade...

 

We are off on our next adventure!

My little grand-pup has finally gone home with Brandon. His two week stay that turned into three and a half months was adventurous. He had become my new tail. Blu just stayed back and let Cynder have...

 

Reflections From the Cross Side of Easter, Part 2: Alone

We are looking, these next few weeks at "Themes of Lent". Reflections on the "Cross Side of Easter." Events leading up to our Lord's sacrificial death on the Cross for our sins. In the Gospels we...

 

My Reading Journey

Essay by: Janna Preteau Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson Advanced English 11 My reading journey started when I was very young. My parents always read me my favorite books before I went to bed,...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 12, 2022

Technology and the internet

There are a few people I trust for information and for good advice. Joel Rosenberg, https://www.facebook.com/JoelCRosenberg, who lives in Israel, he tracks events and trends in Israel, the U.S.,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 12, 2022

I'd rather be drunk than dead, but I have been dead drunk

As the saying goes, everything is local, which means that people are already concerned about rising gas prices. Once, a can of Copenhagen was two bits (25 cents a can) in 1965. I was working at...

 

Gas Prices are on the Rise!

I don't usually pay attention to the gas prices. I figure I am going to need it to get back and forth to work and everywhere else. But EVERYONE is talking about the prices and it peaked my interest,...

 

Part 1: Reflections from the Cross Side of Easter: How Much Are You In Love? 3/13/92

"What are you giving up for Lent?" a little girl asked me one Lenten Season when I was a student at Bethel College. She was a passenger on the school bus I drove, and as a patrol girl on my bus she...

 

Write On: It All Started With A Pinterest Post

Essay by: Kayla Jacobson Roseau Community School Have you ever wondered how a Pinterest post can turn into $24,000? No, me either but somehow, someway it did. I'm Kayla Jacobson, a senior at Roseau Hi...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 5, 2022

Family isn't Only Blood

I am so thankful. Yesterday I got home from work and in tiredness sat in my chair. This is when I am the most vulnerable. Tiredness will do that to anyone. You have spent your strength, you need to...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 5, 2022

What this world needs is a good revelation

Nothing is more exciting than being able to write about fun things, good people, and beautiful women. No matter what age you are if you are a man, a pretty woman is the most exciting thing when she...

 

Birthday, Shopping and Races

We had an eventful weekend! Friday started off with going to mom's and getting another set of her curtains hung with only one more set to go! I think she is pretty happy with them. After the curtains... Full story

 

The Character of the Christian Part 4: Making Work Meaningful (3-8-92)

Genesis 2: 4-9, 15-17: Ephesians 4:28 This morning I want to talk with you a bit about WORK as we continue the series on The Character of the Christian Life. WORK! In America, if we’re fortunate to... Full story

 

Write On: How Reading Has Changed My Life by: Bodee Hovda

Essay by: Bodee Hovda Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 Reading is a subject that has always come easy to me. Throughout English classes in elementary, I loved reading short...

 

Words have Power

I have decided to write about certain words which I have collected over the years which have impacted my life. Way back in time, I remember Princess Diana saying, "Words have power." How much power...

 

The Character of the Christian Part 3 – The Commotion of Emotion called Anger 3/1/92

John 14: 23-27; Ephesians 4:26-31 We are looking at the character of the Christian. There's an old Gospel Song that goes: "What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought since Jesus came into my...

 

Here's a rally around the world for poetic justice

Every week in this column, I hope for good luck and something to titillate my devoted or deranged readers. Once, you could make fun of someone, and they'd be delighted with the free publicity and woul...

 

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