national affairs
by rosemary


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Weather and birthdays

National Affairs is the online version of Rosemary's column for 'The Blair Press' (Gerald and Elizabeth Hjornevik - Publishers), the official newspaper of Trempealeau and Jackson Counties, published weekly, except for one week in January and one week in July and during the Blair Cheese Fest. Subcription rates per year: Trempealeau & Jackson Counties $20, Outside Counties in Wisconsin $22, Other State & Foreign Countries $26. The Blair Press - "The Only Paper In The World That Cares Two Whoops For Blair, Wisconsin." 109 North Gilbert Street, Blair, WI 54616

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"The site of bald eagles is an exciting moment. And you don't have to be along the Mississippi River. Marge Siekman, Town of Curran, called to say they had seen three of the great birds, not soaring, but lit on the ground so their white heads and tails were plain to see. Then they took flight. Spring birds are coming back. Don and Phyllis Beaman have seen a meadowlark and bluebirds. Also the winter birds are hanging around, waiting for Spring. So do your best to keep them and enjoy them.

Harley and Ona Simonson went to Decorah, IA and spent Sunday with Richard and Karen Tenneson and family. They attended a 2-hour Passion Play with choral music, a Nordic Choir and orchestra accompaniment, a very fine performance.

Hospital patients this week are Pat Kling at Black River Memorial Hospital and our old neighbor Harriet Bersing at Whitehall. We send lots of get-well wishes.

Eddie Bue has been busy traveling as his job of clipping cows for shows and auction sales has taken him to Branson, Missouri, Texas and Iowa the past couple of weeks.

We all enjoyed the afternoon performance of Twain's Tom Sawyer on Monday afternoon. The scenery and props were special, good voices, good songs, good acting, and it was fun to see the kids in costumes of yesterday. Thanks!

Finally, can you imagine baking 2500 pancakes? That's less than the number served to the crowd of 750 at the Masonic Temple in Black River Falls. I attended with my daughter Mildred and enjoyed the feast, while her husband Don was busy with the griddle."