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Tyler Tribute - Page 4 p,n,on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 . I'm sick of this garbag I'm going to get right to the [ have issues point, and probably tick off a -r .... J few people in the process. , .... ,,~] ~. I really a,m tired of writing Mathison about the garbage situation" in I • Hendricks. ~]~ Seriously. I can NOT believe that this is ~ even an issue. And believe me, it is a big issue doesnt belong - you may want Y. ..... " ....... ! .... to make sure your name isn t on Why t,~n t ~ou,~ V~oVl~ ~t ......... it figured out? Flatten out your any or it. ~ecause it is..PorKs:. cardboard boxes, put them in Igs not lUSt city residents, it's the proper receptacle the contractors that are dump- You know that those dump- ing there too. sters are not for your use, why . So. Now there may bea. do you keep abusing them? The rence going up. I think that.is a " , recycling is for everyone. The fantastic idea. If people haven t dumpsters are for the ruralfigured It out by now, they are residents and the South Dakota going to have to have someone residents on the lake that do not checking to see itthey have have curbside garbage pickup paid, and telling them where 1 as an option. We live in town. I they can throw their garbage, didn t realize it was an option, where to put the recycling and because I live in town, therefore so on and so forth. I pay to have my garbage picked I just hope it goes up soon, • "- but it ...... ~""~' """ ~ and I can quit hearing about isVnot ~ "v ...............garbage, and writing about Oh, and by the way, if you are garbage... "How can you ever be late for anything in London? They have a huge clock right in the middle of town."-- limmy Kimmel, talk show host dar So, I woke up Monday morn- ing and two thoughts went through my head: 1. "What the... it's Monday already?", and 2. "What the...it's the middle of May already?" The past week was a bit of a blur but it ended with a flour- ish, with six performances of "The Little Mermaid" in three days by the RTR Drama Depart- ment. Nell Witte again worked his magic, deftly assembling another great production while sporadically losing cast members to awards banquets, sporting events and stuff that naturally occurs in life. Kudos also to RTR band direc- tor Justin Condelli for recruiting and melding a talented group of musicians...and me...into an orchestra. Hopefully, you had the op- portunity to see the show, but buying a ticket for the perfor- mance doesn't give a person a full view of the sacrifices that are made by the participants. Last week, rehearsals lasted un- til the wee hours of the morning every night. I was only charged with playing bass guitar and grabbing a few pictures for the paper, so the latest it got for me was a little after midnight on Thursday, and usually before 10:30 on other evenings. Many Off the Mark Mark Wilmes were there until 2 a.m., with a short breather before getting up for school or work a few hours later. Homework? That happened when they were not required to be on the stage. You have to really like what you are doing to survive that. My view from the orchestra pit reaffirmed what I already knew--these are some excep- tional young people who are involved in these productions. It takes a tremendous amount of teamwork behind the scenes for these shows. They all have this great pride in taking ownership in the tasks they are assigned and make what you see from your comfy theater seat appear seamlessly easy. Behind the cur- tains tells another story, and to pull all that off on the amount of sleep they got while remaining respectful to everyone around them is nothing short of Her- culean. These are some really good young people. Strike that... really good people--young, old or anything in between. Factor in the reality that they had to maneuver around an excessive amount of bass player space while moving large set pieces and...well, they should each get some kind of medal. The best part of all for me is that I will get to spend the summer working with several of them and many others just like them while working on "Beauty and the Beast." (Get your tickets reserved nowI July 27-30, Aug. 2-6.) Although May seems to be slipping away from me, I am somewhat comforted by the fact that after this weekend's graduation, I get a tiny bit of a breather before June happens. I may even be home enough evenings to infringe a bit on Kathy's comfort zone...one more thing around which she'll have to vacuum. " .... But now, it's time to get that graduation thing checked off first, however. We have to try to get to several receptions spread over two states on Saturday. Wish us luck. I'm fully looking forward to being home on Sunday, and I swear, if I wake up Monday morning and it is June... For the first time in I can't remember how long, I had the chance to spend Mother's Day with my mom. Well, I got to spend the day before Mother's Day with her, at least. On Sunday, we were both busy packing up so we could head out the door, me to come back here and she heading to Vegas to my sister's. Spending the day with her Saturday reminded me why I am so blessed to have the mothers I have. Momma, Sherry or Sheryl to others, taught me many of the same lessons that other moth- ers teach their kids. I can cook fairly well, I know how to clean house, even though I don't use those skills very often. I can sew my own clothes, if 1 needed to. I can grow a vegetable garden and then preserve the produce. But these lessons aren't what have made the biggest impact in my life. Like her mom before her, my mom knows the value of hard work and passed it on to me. She taught us by example how to sacrifice for her family and raise happy, healthy, well behaved (most of the time) kids. Most of all, she taught me how to love by loving me and my Thoughts along the way Shelly Finzen sisters no matter how badly we screwed up. And she introduced me to Christ and taught me about His love. Yep, I have a pretty awesome mom. But my blessings don't stop there. I said "mothers" earlier, because when I married Van almost 22 years ago, I gained another amazing mother. Mom, or Nancy to others, is the best mother-in-law that I could have asked for. She has many of the same interests as I do, like fiber crafts and books. She is talented in many areas, like flipping houses, and Morn has become as much a mom to me as my own mother. Best of all, she raised Van, the best-for-me husband there could ever be. When I took his name, I was blessed with his family too. In fact, Morn is to me what Naomi was to Ruth in the Bible. Having such amazing moms to follow as examples has given me great kids, too. This Moth- er's Day, 1 mentioned to Kay that I really wanted a magnolia tree for the acreage. Unfortu- nately, Mother Nature had just dumped six inches of snow on us, and Bomgaars didn't have any more. Kay told her boss that I wanted one and he found one for me. My magnolia tree is now planted in the front yard of our acreage, right where I will be able to see it from our bedroom window. Having great moms myself and great kids to boot has made me the mother I am. A few weeks ago, when I was driving Anika somewhere with the snow still on the ground, I mentioned that I wished I could find tiny coats for all the birds, because they looked cold. I was only half joking. "Morn" she said, "you're such a mom." And Arthur has told me before that "Mom, you don't have to be ev- eryone's mom." Well, maybe he's right, but I'm not convinced. I kind of like the title of Mother. Finzen is the news editor of the Lake Benton Valley Journal going to try and be sneaky and throw your garbage where it Mathison is editor of the Hendricks Pioneer for There are many things in our lives these days. I actually hear people tell me that once you are retired you will be busier than you were working. We continue to have more and more things demanding our time from work to kids/grandkids sports. In just fifteen short years the num- ber of games kids play in almost every sport has doubled, and the USA has become the number one country for vacation days not used. This means we would rather work than take a vaca- tion, and with most weekends filled with kids sports tourna- ments, who could possibly take a vacation anyway[ I find the word "busy" to be one of the most danger- ous words in any language. As soon as a person gets to the point that they think or start to say they are busy, they are trapped in a downward spiral to a multitude of problems from relationship issues, physical health, mental health, and los- ing themselves. When a person says they are busy it means they have disconnected themselves from reality and have gone into go mode. Meaning that you are just getting things done and moving to the next thing, event, or task and are stuck on auto pilot. When this happens you will find yourself trying to find peace and some kind of hap- piness in things that you once found enjoyable. This could be things like a cup of coffee, read- ing, hunting, fishing, a sweet treat, but as the business con- tinues to drive you further into auto pilot all those things start to lose their ability to bring some sort of happiness. We naturally feel that if we just do more of those things that maybe it will bring back that joy, and the sad truth is the more you try Hungry for Health By Christopher D. Determan, D.C. to supplement the happiness the less enjoyable those once very enjoyable things become. If you are at this point where you are desperately searching for some kind of escape from the business, you are not alone. You have to slow down and actually stop to smell the roses. This means you have to be pres- ent minded. One has to practice focusing on the only thing that is truly real and that is present state. Business cannot happen in a minute, business is the state of mind when you are thinking of things you have done and all the things you think you need to get done. Your mind is busy try- ing to live in the past and pre- dict the future. This causes you to not have enough mind left to focus on the present. Once you start to focus on the present, life itself becomes peaceful and happy no matter how mahy things there ife t6 do. 'F6 # On the present time means your work will be done right th6 first time and faster because you are not distracted by thoughts of tomorrow. The spouse/kid/ friend that you are talking with will feel like you truly care about them because you are not split minded and thinking about other things to do. Relation- ships will grow, and all of life's little joys will once again warm your heart like the warmth of a hug, the actual taste of food, and smells of new life in the spring. This is not easy to do at first but remember that practice makes perfect. Look for the red flags that life is being taken Hungry for Health continues on page 5 ) -- Established in 1972--- Phone and fax -- 507-247-5502 E-mail tribute@tylertribute.com Publisher -- Charles R. 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