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Acts of kindness more important than receiving gifts

Acts of kindness more  important than receiving gifts

For me Christmas and the holidays are more about acts of kindness, and less about receiving presents. At my age I would rather see a smile on a child’s face,…

Christmas is almost here!

Christmas is almost here!

There’s only four days left until the big day is here again. Are you ready? I am…well almost. I have one small present left to buy, or order, and five…

News from your Sheriff

We currently have 177 inmates lodged in the Clare County Jail which consist of 91 local, 11 Federal, 5 Department of Correction, and 70 Renters. During the month of November…

Superintendent’s Corner

Superintendent’s Corner

Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

ANNABELL 524D14: Annabell is an owner surrender that is about as sweet as they come.  Annabell is 4 years old and she weighs 45 lbs.  Annabell is housebroken and she…

Christmas is a time to help others

Christmas is a time to help others

A local businessman once told us our Christmas Wish program was a farce. His contention was that some of the people we were helping were also getting help from a…

The party’s over — again

The party’s over  — again

It really has been a party around the Maurer house for the past few weeks, but now suddenly all is quiet again. We delivered the two California granddaughters, Sammi and…

You think you’ve had a rough year?

You think you’ve had a rough year?

You think you had a rough year? Think again! So I’m visiting my Alzheimer’s plagued mother last night in Lansing. We had a close call. She was supposed to be…

It’s a Christmas Card out there

It’s a Christmas Card out there

That headline reminds me that I really should send a few out – Christmas Cards I mean. The big holiday is almost here again. Now there’s only 20 days left…

Develop a blind eye and a deaf ear

Develop a blind eye and a deaf ear

In his book, “LECTURES TO MY STUDENTS,” the still highly regarded nineteenth century minister, C.H. Spurgeon, wrote: “I have one blind eye and one deaf ear and they are the…

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