By Genine Hopkins It’s hard to walk into a new job when you’re replacing someone who is as dynamic as Sarah Kile was, but Audrey Bailey is up to the task, bringing a passion and energy to her new role as the Prevention Coordinator for Ten-Sixteen Recovery Network, serving the Clare and Gladwin areas. (Kile recently accepted a job with the Central Michigan District Health Department.) A recent CMU graduate, Bailey has accepted the challenge and intends to make Clare County a better place to live and work once she’s done. Bailey grew up far from Northern/Mid-Michigan, raised in Toledo, [...]
Farwell Students of Character April and May Front: Cloe James, Ashlee Ackerman, Noah Thompson, Amber Flowers, Jozzline Sharrow, Kylee Donelson, Paige Hansen, Amaris Joseph, Brennan Moore, Jordan Kosnik, and Sawyer Shepherd. Middle: Kyleigh Kilgore, Erica Urivez, Sheila Larson, Hannah Miner, Raeleigh Baugher, Hunter Conn, Curtis Brashaw, Alex Goodson, Kyleigh Hamacher, Kylee Kihn, Ciara Brooks, Ashlin Raper, Madison Emmendorfer and Jazmine Lopez. Back: Jassmine Warner, Anthony Elsea, Alana Gaskill, Noah Wrona, Austin Lake, James Tipton, Alisha Higgins, Jazmine Garcia, Savanhah Brennan, Kenzie Middleton, Sofia Hill, and Braden Jones.
Michigan State University Extension in Clare County partners with local chef and the Central Michigan Community District Health Department (CMCDHD) to host a Share Our Strength’s Cook Matters class. The purpose of Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters is to empower families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. MSU Extension-Clare County staff member Nancy Petree brings together culinary and nutrition experts to lead local courses to teach families that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable – and most important – affordable. Through these hands-on classes with volunteer culinary chef Denise Janks [...]
Isabella County Parks recently eliminated the watercraft fees at Deerfield Nature Park and Meridian Park; this includes fees on canoes, kayaks, and fishing boats. In 2005 watercraft fees were instituted at all Isabella County Parks that charge an entry fee. The County Parks budget had been reduced over the past few years, so the fee was added to help offset the revenue shortfall. Last August, a County Park millage was passed by voters, which was needed to maintain operations and fund capital improvements at the parks. After a review and recommendation by the Isabella County Parks and Recreation Commission Board, [...]