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Wayne Otto has been hired as the new wrestling coach at East Ridge High School. Most recently, Otto was the head coach at Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia from 2008-2012, where his team advanced multiple wrestlers to the state tournament and delivered one individual state champion. Otto also increased the participation in the wrestling program from 23 to 49 in his first year of involvement with the program. Prior to coaching at Cherokee High School, Otto was the head coach at Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tennessee for one year.
The East Ridge boys tennis team defeated Simley in the first round of the Section 3AA team tournament on Tuesday, May 14, with a 5-2 score. However, the Raptors fell 6-1 to Burnsville on Thursday, May 16, to end the team portion of the season. The Raptors' lone win came from its No.
The New Life Academy softball team has kept one streak alive, and this week it hopes to continue another historic run. Last week, the Eagles extended their string of Minnesota Christian Athletic Association conference championship titles to an amazing eight-straight seasons and secured a No.
Woodbury junior Nick Yan danced out of danger on the mound and later helped preserve a win with his defense. Yan threw six innings and started the seventh but was lifted after giving up a double as the Royals clung to a two-run lead.
Red Rock Elementary principal Andy Caflish showed off his Minnesota Vikings spirit Monday. As a reward for Red Rock students surpassing the school's goal of raising $4,000 for the Miracles of Mitch Foundation, Caflisch, a former punter for the Green Bay Packers, dressed in all purple and Vikings-related attire. Red Rock students raised a total of $5,574.60 for the Miracles of Mitch Foundation, which supports families of pediatric cancer patients. Red Rock students will participate in the Miracles of Mitch triathlon later this summer.
When we see little children at play, they are immersed in the present moment, with seemingly no distractions. In fact, if we were to call their name and they appeared to ignore us, they would contend they did not hear us. When they are playing, they enter a different world, one that involves their body, mind and spirit. How often do we enter into the moments of our lives with such total abandon? We know that when we're facing a difficult task, if we can find something to laugh about, we feel better and our resiliency increases.
Our legislators recently passed tax and spend budget proposals through the House and Senate with the usual "tax the rich" mentality. However they are taxing small businesses like mine that have struggled in the wake of a fragile economy. My business is especially sensitive to a struggling economy for I provide general bookkeeping services to small businesses. But, just as private industry appears to be growing again and the state economy is beginning to improve, state legislators are implementing a series of punishing taxes!
One of the most important decisions that state senators will make this legislative session is whether to raise revenues and by how much. I know there can be strong opposition to increasing taxes. For moms like me who have children who have significant disabilities, though, it's an easy decision to say yes to more revenues. Our tax dollars have been good investments in my adult daughter who has several disabilities. The services and staffing she's received have enabled her to do things that would have been unheard of when she was born.
I would like to thank Rep. Andrea Kieffer for her vote for marriage equality. I believe that she voted with courage and conscience and that she deserves our congratulations and support. Thank you, Rep. Kieffer. Patty Minehart - Woodbury
Communicating with a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or another similar form of dementia can be a bit of a puzzle sometimes. We find that as the disease progresses, it is increasingly difficult to catch and hold their attention. At times, they seem to simply choose to, at best, ignore us, and at worst, become agitated as we try to engage them in conversation. There are steps we can take to increase our success as we work at keeping the communication lines open. Consider following these guidelines in your day to day conversations: 1.