lauramcdonaldLaura R. McDonald
Beloved Sister, Daughter, Friend, age 20

Of West Lakeland, died in a tragic accident on Aug. 10, 2008. Laura and her family lived in the Cave Creek area and she attended elementary, Jr. High, and High School in the area. Laura accidentally fell from a railroad bridge over a river in the Stillwater area.

Survived by father, Jack (Baltimore, MD); mother and stepfather, Sue and Al Crouse (West Lakeland); and sister, Jackie (Tucson, AZ).

Services on Thursday (Visitation 4-7, Memorial Service at 7PM) at SIMONET FUNERAL HOME, 6429 Osgood Ave. N., Stillwater.

Simonet Funeral Home, 651-439-7770, www.simonet

Ed. Note: Sue Crouse worked as a reporter and columnist at Sonoran News and was an involved activist with Sonoran North, acting to reduce density of home sites in the Sonoran Desert. Her husband, Al, is an executive with Medtronic in Minneapolis.
Our prayers are with Sue, Al, Jack and Jackie

Joe Foss Institute brings patriotism program to young people

joefosslifemagBy Curtis Riggs | August 13, 2008

Veterans Inspiring Patriotism based in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE - The Joe Foss Institute teaches young people in schools nationwide about patriotic values through its Veterans Inspiring Patriotism program.

"We are plugging away and expanding the reach of veterans," Joe Foss Institute CEO David Roberts said. The program is available to both public and private schools, colleges and youth groups.

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New wildlife viewing website includes “how to’s” and places to go

August 18, 2008

sandhill cranePHOENIX – What better way to spend a weekend than to get out and explore Arizona’s scenic beauty and natural treasures? Arizona is home to more than 900 animal species and 50 million public acres of natural land, making it an ideal destination. Now there is a website that provides wildlife enthusiasts and casual viewers with everything they need to hone their technique and find the perfect spot.

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