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District 11 Chess Tournament at Palmer

The second quarterly School District 11 High School and Middle School ChessTournamentent is Friday, December 8, from 4:15 to 8:00 p.m. in thePalmer High School library.Participation is open to all district High/Middle school students.The cost is $0/student, thanks to the Palmer Alumni Association.This no-cost tournament…See More
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Chamber Singers At Palmer Heading to Carnegie Hall in 2018

We've heard this in more than one movie,”How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” along with the answer of: “Practice!” The choir members at Palmer High…See More
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Palmer Welcomes New Hall of Fame Members for 2017

Every year, practically all colleges and high schools celebrate Homecoming. There are parades and football games and the like. Palmer High School, is a bit different in that their celebration also receives a Proclamation from City Hall. This is a nice presentation and basically, it means that the week of their Homecoming, is "proclaimed for the whole city" to know about. Colorado Springs High School, later renamed to Gen. William J. Palmer in honor of the city's founder, first held classes in…See More
Sep 17

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Indian Mascots vs Common Sense...

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:16am 0 Comments

I have been reading various articles/stories in the last month or 2 that really get my goat...

I have seen where in some places, in order for a school to have/keep a mascot depicting an Indian in some way or another, they have to have a letter from an Indian tribe give their 'blessing' as it were, to use it...…

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Green Beret Letter Takes Stand

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

I don't write much in my blog, but I viewed this and came away with a feeling of "this has to be shared." I have a few thoughts at the end:

The Green Berets, the US Army Special Forces, have a new open letter on the Second Amendment. Over 1100 have signed it so far. In the US Army, it is no secret that the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), United States Code (USC titles 10,…

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Teddy on Being an American...

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 7:10am 0 Comments

In a speech given in 1916, former President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt spoke of how he believed that “immigrants taking up residence in the U. S. should assimilate into American society as quickly as possible, learn the English language, eschew (get rid of) hyphenated national identities (e.g. “Italian-American”) and declare their primary allegiance to the United States of America”. Later on in 1917 he said, “We must have in this country but one flag and for the…

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Some Things For Us To Ponder...

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 3:34pm 0 Comments

Many of us probably have received an email or some other tidbit of information concerning some of these items, but what have we as individuals ever done or thought about doing, concerning them?

There is the price of gas: There is more…

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