On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Barb Rivard returned home from Puebla City, Mexico, after receiving stem cell treatment for her multiple sclerosis (MS). At age 25, Rivard began suffering from the symptoms of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). MS is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). Symptoms include loss of vision, pain, fatigue, muscle spasms, impaired coordination, and numbness in the limbs. In severe cases, the patient can become paralyzed or blind.
Editor's note: Woodbury Days festivities begin today at Ojibway Park, where returning favorites the Dweebs will perform Saturday before the fireworks show. The Woodbury Bulletin's sister paper, the New Richmond News, published the following profile of the band on Aug. 14: In 1987, Michael Blue walked out of a concert by The Rockin’ Hollywoods with an idea in his head that would change the course of his rock ’n’ roll career.