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Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage. It wasn't all beer and skittles, however, when her lawyer father died young and her mother had to work as a beautician. But that didn't stop the daughter, Eslanda Cardozo Goode, from making acquaintance with a wide variety of world leaders. "Blacks" like Jomo Kenyatta and Patrice Lumumba.
To prevent large-truck crashes, the Wisconsin State Patrol will participate in the annual Roadcheck program from Tuesday to Thursday, June 4 to 6, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. During the Roadcheck period, the Wisconsin State Patrol and other agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico will intensify their efforts to increase compliance with all commercial motor vehicle driver and equipment regulations and boost the number of commercial operators who buckle up. "The Wisconsin State Patrol has highly trained commercial motor vehicle inspectors patrolling hi
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce Fair Coordinator Ann Webb says there are lively and gifted headliners ready to perform at the picnic shelter during this year's Pierce County Fair, Aug. 8-11. Glen Gerard, comic magician, will open the fair on Thursday and Friday. Gerard has performed magic since age 10. As a teen, he won numerous awards for his sleight-of-hand skills. Gerard has also appeared on numerous cruise ships, including Norwegian and Disney cruise lines. His show will feature sleight-of-hand, comedy, and plenty of audience participation.
Summer will soon be upon us.
The College of Business and Economics at the UW-River Falls will host an information session from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the UWRF Hudson Center, for those considering whether a master's degree in business administration will help them further their career goals. Learn about the part-time, evening MBA, talk to MBA Director George Dierberger, and meet other prospective MBAs on Thursday, May 23, between 6 and 7 p.m. at the UWRF Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, Hudson.
St. Croix County residents: Don't miss out on the Tire and Appliance Collection on Saturday, June 1. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get rid of unwanted tires and major household appliances for a small fee. TIRE COLLECTION There will be four locations around the county collecting tires. There is a small fee associated with each tire. Tires up to 16" without the rim are $2 each, with the rim $4 each. Tires 17" - 22" without the rim are $4 each, with the rim $8 each.
The St. Croix Sportsman's Alliance will sponsor a free kids fishing contest on Saturday afternoon, June 8, at Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake, north of Willow River State Park, from 3-5:15 p.m. The fishing contest is open to children of all ages. Sign up at Fishingcontest Vehicle admission fee will be waived to all participants. Volunteers will be available to assist children with fishing. Park entrance address is 550 Perch Lake Road. For directions please call the park at (715) 549-6515 or visit the St.
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate. The book is "Sweet Will," published by Prairie Lights after being out of print for years. It's a quiet book, lovely in its restraint. One of my favorite poems treats of Levine's life as a boy in Detroit.
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) welcomed the Dalai Lama to Wisconsin Tuesday, May 14, during his two-day visit to Madison to give a teaching, take part in a panel discussion at UW-Madison and address a joint session of the State Legislature. Said Harsdorf about the encounter: "It was an honor to be one of the legislators chosen to greet the Dalai Lama prior to his address to the State Legislature.
The Zor Roadrunners, that entertaining group of Shriners that are so popular at area parades, practiced their intricate routines at the New Richmond American Legion on Wednesday, May 8. The first of 23 scheduled parades begins May 18 in Woodville for its Syttende Mai celebration. Shown lining up for a routine are left to right, Captain Jerry Wilkens, Bob Pierson, Dave Hoffman, Jerry DuBois, Doug Hoffman, Gene Bonnes, Ed Swenson and John Beebe.