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May 28, 2008
This is just a message to all my friends and groups that I am leaving Care2...I am not sure if I will return...will be having surgery soon.  Marilyn Nelson
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Posted: May 28, 2008 2:43pm
May 28, 2008
It is beyond me that only 31 people care about the welfare of a young man working at low income job and can't get anything else, living in terrible conditions with rats, roaches and the young man suffers from severe asthma and has apraxia (a form of autism). 
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Posted: May 28, 2008 11:12am
May 26, 2008
Name: All Servicemen and women in all the wars.
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , United States

I may never have known any of you in person.  I do take time this Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who have given their all for their country. 

Your bravery is way beyond compare.  You may have given up your life to save that of another...for that I thank you.  You did your job well...I pray for all those that you have left behind...I also pray for you...you deserve honor, not criticism for you have done your job in the military with honesty and bravery. 

You have given up jobs, family, education, friends, and a lifetime of memories from before you enlisted. 

I take a moment every day to pray for all of you, your families, and your friends. 

Good Job Soldier!

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Posted: May 26, 2008 12:27am
May 26, 2008
I have created two new petitions today.  Please check them out and consider signing one or both of them. 

1.  Repeal the FCAT test in the Florida Educational System because it discriminates against the handicapped, blacks and Hispanics.

2.  Tell Mayor Curt Zimbleman and the city council men and women to start a community based day care center or encourage state workers to license new facilities...I know of several who have applied for such center and is still waiting licensing more than a year down the road. 
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Posted: May 26, 2008 12:19am
May 25, 2008
I want to extend a big thank you to all who have signed my petitions so far.

If you have not done so, please consider the following petitions:

1.  SSA, Congress Discontinue Payments to Refugees.
2.  Experience North Dakota for a fund weekend.
3.  Stop the pollution.
4.  Type 1 Diabetes Special Programs.
5.  Ask congress and the President...Strategic Patroeum Reserves.
6.  Keep Our national passenger services...Amtrak funding.
7.  Send a message to China.
8.  Red, White and Blue Fridays for our service men and women.
9.  Stop those who want to take God out of our country.
10.  Help get this individual's surgery soon.
11.  Accessible Space, Inc. abuse of residents.
12.  Help get this individual to a safer environment.
13.  The planting of trees in a "Tree City".
14.  Encourage Drug Manufacturers to quit putting food dyes and preservatives in their products.
15. Food Manufacturers Causing False Positives from use of poppy seeds in foods.
16.  Make airline travel affordable.

Special thanks to all of you who signed my first petition titled "gas prices"...it was my first try at this. 

Marilyn Nelson
 Thank You 





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Posted: May 25, 2008 9:01am
May 25, 2008
I just got word that my poem "I Will Find Peace At Last" has been awarded the "Editor's Choice Award" and will be published in an anthology coming out in 2008, it will also be recorded on a 3 CD entitled "The Sound of Poetry" also coming out in 2008.

This is the 27th such award that I have gotten over the past 12 years. 

I have started a web site to highlight my poetry...most of it is included in my book I am trying to get published..."A Faith That Shines".  http://crawldog.com/marilynsnumberonepoetrysite. Please feel free to visit the site and make comments on my poetry. 

Thank you,

Marilyn Nelson
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Posted: May 25, 2008 8:33am
May 25, 2008

Blood lead level tests to be conducted

By KATINA TENGESDAL, Staff Writer, ktengesdal@minotdailynews.com
POSTED: May 25, 2008
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Dakota Department of Health are seeking individuals to participate in a blood lead level test to determine the risk, if any, posed by the consumption of wild game harvested with lead bullets.


Testing will be done at First District Health Unit in Minot Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. No appointments will be taken.


Individuals of all ages are invited to participate.


“We’d like anybody who’s interested to participate, it doesn’t matter if they’ve eaten venison or not. They’re interested in testing people who have not been exposed to venison as well as those who have, because they need a control group,’” said Penny Hamilton, director of nursing for First District Health Unit.


The CDC and the department of health will test 680 people across the state, so once that quota is reached, testing will end. Hamilton said she expects First District’s testing to end before Friday, because several other sites around the state have begun testing already.


The testing will be conducted by researchers from the CDC and the department of health, who will interview participants for about 10 minutes and then draw blood to test for lead levels. The testing is free of charge, and participants receive their test results in the mail. A more complete analysis of the data and blood specimens is anticipated to take several months, though researchers expect that preliminary results, as well as lead levels, will be available before the fall hunting season.


“Everyone will get a result initially, and the results of the study will take a bit longer. Each individual will be mailed results and it will take between one to two months for them to come back,” Hamilton said.


Concerns about the potential risk of lead in wild game arose when a physician contacted the department of health earlier this year, after the discovery of metal fragments in ground venison donated for food pantries across the state. Laboratory testing identified the metal as lead. The blood lead level testing will help researchers determine whether eating wild game harvested with lead bullets results in increased blood lead levels.
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Posted: May 25, 2008 8:27am
May 24, 2008
Name: Bertha Steele Nelson
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: Superior, Wisconsin United States
You are the grandmother that I never knew for you passed on 11 month to the minute before I was born.  I am told that I resemble you in my actions, not looks.  Grandpa had a habit of calling me by your name...their must have been something there that made him remember you.

I always heard good things about you from grandpa, and my mother.  Dad never really talked about you...I know that in his heart he still remembered you and missed you.  From all that I heard about you, I miss you too...it would have been wonderful to have known you and learned how you grew up and came to the United States with your folks and 11 siblings.  Aunt Jenny, your younger sister, always had a great loove for you and always remembered me...talked about you.
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Posted: May 24, 2008 10:13am
May 23, 2008
Both of you have been gone so long, Robert T. on May 18, 1997 and Gene A. on November 22, 1985.  Dad you always told us we could be anything we could be...wise advice...we all have done so.  Mom, you were always there when I was ill and were there until your untimely death for me when you saw how my husband was treating me...you and I knowing I was pregnant and doctors not even testing and telling us it was a "pregnancy fixation"...when we did find out you were back home but told me to call you...I did you did not answer...then you were found dead on your bedroom floor 3 days later...it was another devastating blow to me...you both know I do not do funerals well. 

Yes, you both left us when you were young, but you raised us to be upright citizens and we all are for our various causes.  We all kind of have dad's political bug in us...we all look out for others in our own ways.

Mom and dad:  you always wanted something special for me...well...I kept at it and did it.  You wanted certain things for my brothers...they too have kept to your leading...not so much in words, but in your actions...and they have gone on to great things (Roger now owns a real estate firm in the Bottineau area...Mark retired at 55 from Kmart and now works for the school system in Omaha).  I write poetry that has been published in The USA and in Europe...yes, and I got away with naming my son Todd after mom's grandmother Todd. 

You have 5 wonderful grandchildren, only 1 whom you saw dad, and 4 whom you saw mom...the 5th was my little Todd who we fought long and hard with health problems too...even with the doctors telling us he would not make it...I told them he would.

Yes, dad your always wanting to give back to the community was instilled in all of us...We all, including your grandchildren, have a keen sense of helping those who can't help themselves. 

Mom, your mothering and love for all of us gave us the incentive to be good parents to our children...they are all very much loved...you would be proud to know that you have 5 great gradchildren (all due to Roger's two kids).  Mark's two girls are married to the most wonderful men...Brandy dragged Jon over to Japan for three years...he had never traveled out of Omaha until he met our family!  They are now back in Omaha,  Kelly just got married to a real great guy, one Mark and Pat helped to turn around from his terrible upbringing...Mark even has him working on the house he and Kelly bought...there is more to do, but they are working on it. 

I finally got away from my ex, yes mom, my ex.  It took quite a while, but after 5 years of abuse, I found a shelter for Todd and I and I divorced him.

Mom and dad, rest assured we all love and miss you...there isn't a day goes by that we do not think of you.  You did well with us as you can see by the above statements...you both sparked us to do what was right and good and we do.  Thank you for raising us right and with love for our fellow human beings, animals, and, of course, God.

We look forward to when we will see you again and we know for a fact that we will.
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Posted: May 23, 2008 7:42am
May 23, 2008
Please excuse me for a few days...my migraines are worse and now I have gotten the flu that is going around my building.  It has been another sleepless night, this time not the neighbors, just being too ill tonight.  May the good Lord bless all of you and may you all make it back safe and sound from your holiday trips.  Mare It's Friday Sickly 





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