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The wall that heals


Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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By Sue EngenMonday, November 6, 2000

Editorís note: The Moving Wall , a one-half size replica of the Washington D.C Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall has been traveling the country for the past 16 years The names of all the Americans who died in Vietnam and those who remain missing are inscribed in the Wall. Last May, one of the eight traveling Walls was in Lake City and Sue Engen, along with fellow members of the Preston VFW, traveled there to see it. It was a profound and moving experience for them all. Back at home Sue wrote of her own memories and emotions of that day, which the Journal is pleased to publish in observance of Veterans Day on November, 11.

The replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, stands solemnly in Patton Park, near downtown Lake City, site of this year's VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Loyalty Days Celebration. Approaching the "wall that heals" the magnitude of the loss of those who sacrificed their lives suddenly becomes very real to me. The names of the thousands of men and women who served and died are etched in white, crisp letters across the cool black panels of the wall. There are 58,220 names, a moving perspective of how many lives were lost. One of eight travelling replicas, the Wall stretches 250 feet in length, one-half the size of the one in Washington, D.C.

I am accompanied by other members of the VFW Post 6893, Preston: Neil Bremseth, Cliff Sackett and Les Hellickson. We step into a tent where eight computers are set up. Servicemen assist us in finding the names we wish to locate. While waiting in line, I am invited to find my names in a large book placed on the table. There are many ways to find someone in this book even if you do not have all the information.

I hand the information to one of the servicemen, who enters it into the computer. In a matter of seconds I am handed a printout and I notice that on top of each sheet are the words: "Etched in Stone"Ö In the upper right hand corner is the panel number and line in which to find the name. The sheet provides all the pertinent data about the person whom we came to pay our respects to.

I start at one end of the wall, searching for the panel number I need. At first I try to hurry but as my eyes go from one name to the next I can't help but slow down. The sheer number of names overwhelms me and reading them I discover a new perspective of what this wall means to me. I find myself thinking of the probability that there are .....
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Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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ELECTION 2000!

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Fillmore County election results By Journal Staff

Cumulative Election Results
for Fillmore County's 39 Precincts


As of 7:00 a.m on November 7, 2000, Fillmore County had 11,793 registered voters. ..... 
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Candidate forum:

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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State Senate District 31By Al MathisonMonday, November 6, 2000

The race for the 1st District Congressional seat is between incumbent Gil Gutknecht and challenger Mary Rieder. Gutknecht, from Rochester, a former real estat ..... 
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Advice to a young man & A couple of things Iím not so sure about

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

I will begin by telling you that I am seventy-five years of age and that I am a recovering workaholic. I have been in a recovery program for the last fifty five years. I want you to understand that it is not easy for m ..... 
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A Harry Potter party

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Harry Potter has worked magic in Fillmore County, enticing both children and adults to become passionate readers. And I, too, have become a Harry Potter fan. In fact, as each new book was released I had to bargain with ..... 
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Bush or Gore...Who cares?

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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By Andy CarlsonNovember 6, 2000

This election year could be one of the closest races ever. But this election isn't all that exciting. I mean come on, Bush and Gore's personalities are drier than happy hour at the Betty Ford Clinic. Worst of ..... 
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Possessed

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 30, 2000

Author Moritz Thomsen writes of his house in an Ecuadorian jungle: "At first it is infuriating to discover what is going on beneath your nose; the books rotted; the phonograph records green with mold . . . boots turnin ..... 
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Just a Juicy Little Tidbit

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 16, 2000

"Whatís this?" One of the two teenaged boys impatiently thrusts an open plastic margarine tub in my face. "We found it out in the woods just lying on the ground coming back from our tree stands." At the bottom of their ..... 
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