Fort McCoy Soldier Dies In Iraq
A solider whose family lives in Tomah is dead and an incident in Iraq has the Department of Defense still investigating. 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Loleni Gandy died November 19th in Balad, Iraq, in what the Department of Defense calls a non-combat related incident.
Staff Sgt. Gandy's body returned to the United States Saturday at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
Gandy, who is from Pago Pago, American Samoa, was assigned to the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Des Moines, Iowa.
Gandy was formerly stationed at Fort McCoy.
Oh I Am Full!
Here’s some scary food for thought: to gain five pounds from now to the end of January, all you have to do is eat an average of 200 calories per day more than you need -- an ounce of fudge here, an ounce of gravy there, some pecan pie. If you need to ‘get a grip’ on eating splurges, the winter holiday months are key to your long range planning.
Dietitian Jennifer Wood of Gunderson Lutheran says the holidays typically encourage people to indulge in high-fat, high-calorie foods that are low in nutrients, and this is also the time we’re most likely to make excuses for skipping exercise.
She says you should keep up your regular exercise during the holidays and accept no excuses. When endorphins are high, you’ll cope better with stress, and regular exercise boosts endorphins.
Black Friday is Here!
So.........will you be of those shoppers waiting outside of a store at 3am tomorrow morning? Your not alone. Matter of fact.......some folks have been waiting in lines since Tuesday.
Why? They want the hottest items out there this holiday season.
Valley View Mall Manager, Jeff Odem, says some stores at the mall open at 3am tomorrow...some at 5....and three....all various times. He says call your favorite store first....or you may be waiting for a long time to get what you need........IF....it's still on the store shelf.
Rock Slide Shuts Down Portion of Highway 35
Holiday travel has been delayed at least this morning for some in the immediate area. Not ice. not snow. But rocks. Falling rocks. A rock slide has covered highway 35 just south of Genoa. Happened sometime overnight, says the Vernon county sheriff's department. They're detouring drivers onto highway 56 in Genoa, higway 82 in De Soto. They expect the mess to be cleaned up sometime later this morning. No injuries occurred because of the slide.
Toys And More Toys
The number Christmas gift shopped for? Toys.
And to make sure your toys don't end up on that island.......you may want to look for the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group annual bad toy report. WISPERG features toys that are unsafe....been recalled.....or have other problems associated with them.