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Adopt-A-Pet

Adopt-A-Pet

RUFUS 495D14: Rufus is an owner surrender that came into the shelter with his buddy Spotty.  Rufus is 6 yrs of age and he weighs around 8 lbs.  Rufus is…

What America needs now- compromise

What America needs now- compromise

Thanksgiving is America’s day to give thanks. With families and friends, we sit down to a nice Thanksgiving dinner, and eat and pray like the Pilgrims once did. This year…

It’s Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving

I know, by the time you read this the actual day will already be over and the Christmas rush on again. Not for us. For years we have celebrated Thanksgiving…

The healing power of Thanksgiving

The healing power of Thanksgiving

“Do you still look out your study window and give thanks?” asked my grandson, his question being drawn from memories of childhood. Allow me to explain. During one of the…

Do you need help? Write Us!

Do you need help? Write Us!

It’s time again for this newspaper’s annual Christmas Wish program. In the next few weeks we are asking readers that find themselves or their family in a dire situation to…

Winter arrives in Clare County

Winter arrives in Clare County

It is a bit early – nearly a month early in fact, but it seems that winter has arrived in our area and all over Michigan this week. As I…

A Pleasant Day… So far

A Pleasant Day… So far

“It’s a pleasant day,” I said to the receptionist, hoping to brighten her mood. “So far,” she sighed. “So far is all we have,” I replied. The Psalmist emphasized the…

My mom said “ouch” and it made me laugh

My mom said “ouch” and it made me laugh

Ouch! For the first time in a year my mother vocalized a discernable word. “Ouch” she said when I squeezed her wrist. When I asked, “did it hurt?” she said…

Roses for the Commission

Roses for the Commission

Roses go to the three members of the Clare City Commission who just Wednesday voted to accept the COPS grant, guaranteeing a liaison officer in Clare Schools for the next…

Marion should stay in Highland Conference

Marion should stay in Highland Conference

Last night, concerned parents and students had an opportunity to voice their opinion on whether Marion should stay a member of the Highland Conference or apply for membership elsewhere. The…