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Without readers my life is a nightmare

Without readers my life is a nightmare

Have you given much thought to what is your most valuable personal possession? I often think it’s my laptop computer, or more recently, my cell phone. I can’t imagine a…

The ‘Dog Days’ of summer are here once again

The ‘Dog Days’ of summer are here once again

The “Dog Days” of summer were named because it was the hottest time of year, the time when dogs were most likely to contract hydrophobia (rabies). We have been experiencing…

Parents who host, lose the most

Parents who host, lose the most

By Goldie Wood, Prevention & Outreach Manager, Ten 16 Recovery Network Back to School and Drug Education Back to school time means many different things to parents. Buying school supplies,…

An Ancient Prescription for Good Health

An Ancient Prescription for Good Health

In his book, “There’s a Lot More to Health than not being Sick,” Bruce Larsen tells about a friend who he says is one of the happiest people he knows. …

Reading Real Books to Children Offers Cognitive Benefits As Opposed Electronic Reading

Reading Real Books to Children Offers Cognitive Benefits As Opposed Electronic Reading

It’s much easier for a parent to download a reading app on their tablet than repeatedly buy books off the shelf. However, those traditional books might help young children much…

Vocational Village Program Gives Hope to Michigan Inmates to Land a Future Job

Vocational Village Program Gives Hope to Michigan Inmates to Land a Future Job

It’s always been more difficult for those who have committed crimes in the past to find work. According to a 2012 Society for Human Resource Management study, the top two…

Just can’t imagine a life without pets

Just can’t imagine  a life without pets

I must have been a frog, or maybe a moose in my prior life. For some reason, now that I am a human being (sometimes my wife things otherwise) animals…

Summer is slipping away!

Summer is slipping away!

Oh man, this summer is flying by! Here it is the end of the first week of August already and you know that summer “to do” list we had? Well…

Adopt-A-Pet

Adopt-A-Pet

#226D16 Jack is a terrier mix who came in as a stray and is now ready for adoption. He is medium in size, weighing about 35 lbs the day he…

Truck routes and steel wheels

It is well known that for many years Grant Township has been a completely deregulated community. This subject has crossed my desk several times each year; I’ve described this before…