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Posted 8/18/21

LETTERS to the Editor Learn more about Options for Women To the editor Options for Women/River Falls, a pregnancy resource clinic, is celebrating its history of serving area communities. As a …

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LETTERS to the Editor Learn more about Options for Women

To the editor Options for Women/River Falls, a pregnancy resource clinic, is celebrating its history of serving area communities. As a non-profit clinic, Options offers free, confidential services to those experiencing an unexpected / difficult pregnancy or parenting situation. Founded in 1984, Options has since moved on May 12, 2016 to 214 N. Main St.

Options has also been able to expand. The services available at no cost include: pregnancy testing, ultrasound, exploration of pregnancy options with support, STD testing and treatment, access to medical professionals, assistance applying for health insurance and accessing prenatal care, women’s natural reproductive health program, pregnancy and parenting education, help with baby supplies and material needs, women’s mentoring program, and community connection referrals.

With the move and expanded service offerings, Options for Women/River Falls was able to reach more women, men, and families in the past five years and has provided more than 4,600 services over the course of 3,500+ client visits in that time.

Celebrating 37 years of service and 5 years as an updated public medical clinic, Options for Women/River Falls is grateful – grateful for the privilege of meeting clients right where they are with true caring and professional services to help them move towards health, wholeness, and stability.

In 2021 we also opened a satellite office in Stockholm and in July we will be back in Durand.

Call 715-425-8539 to learn more!

Submitted on behalf of Options for Women

A satisfied customer

To the editor, My family became citizens of Prescott, and a customer of the Journal, over 38 years ago.

For a time I was employed by the Journal.

I receive a number of publications, as my mail person can attest.

I want to congratulate you and your staff for a job well done.

Your paper consistently has more pages than the St. Paul paper.

Thank you for keeping the local news newsworthy!

Harold Clement Prescott

Open letter to Ellsworth School District

An open letter to the Ellsworth Community School District Board and Superintendent Barry Cain: The negligence of a few, in a faraway land has released upon the world an unnecessary evil. That scourge has required us to face choices that we never should have had to make; to place in the balance the survival of ones we love and weigh that against, not only the trappings of everyday existence, but of those God given rights we so proudly defend.

These global, national and state issues have landed themselves inconveniently on the doorstep of this community. All of us, as members of that community have a responsibility to do our very best to shoulder that burden as best we can. As members of that community, we should feel a great duty to shoulder, if blessed with such strength, a burden, beyond our own fair share, to ensure that community, and each member of that community not only survives, but thrives.

Members of the board, Superintendent Cain, your burden, the children of this community, the LITERAL future of this village, is especially great. I cannot believe that anyone so moved to place themselves into public service in this way could ever have imagined that, overnight, that duty could have been so clearly placed into focus.

I humbly submit, MY choices for MY children may not align with the choices of this board. However, MY burden is not the same burden you carry and my family, though numerous, is not so expansive as the one you have been entrusted to shelter. As such, I praise the board for taking wise council and, in the face of an uncertain future, leading this entire community forward. I pray, and plead that the community prays, for your strength and wisdom, as a burden so great should not be carried alone, or without the guiding hand of Providence.

I pray, we may all be carried safely through these troubling times and thank you for the sacrifices you have made to serve this community.

Michael Petersen Ellsworth