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Finding strength to face difficult days

Finding strength to face difficult days

One morning, the following prayer greeted me at my fax machine: “Dear God, So far today I’ve done alright. I haven’t gossiped. I haven’t lost my temper. I haven’t been…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

COPPER 266D15: Copper came into the shelter as a stray and he is now available for immediate adoption.  Copper is an adult dog that weighs 40 lbs.  Copper is all…

Bat encounters can be dangerous

Bat encounters can be dangerous

I read with interest an account from an area college student who wrote about her encounter with a big brown bat. She claims to have been awakened at 4 a.m.…

Summertime is sliding by and the list is getting longer

Summertime is sliding by and the list is getting longer

As of last Wednesday, summer is half over already. I count the season as three months long – June, July and August. That makes the 15th of July the middle…

Cleaning up the other environment

Cleaning up the other environment

The scene before me was picturesque: a swiftly flowing river bubbling over and around rocks framed by flowering banks and protruding ledges.  I was visiting a natural beauty spot but…

Adopt-A-Pet

Adopt-A-Pet

CAPTAIN 263D15: Captain is an adult dog that weighs 45 lbs.  Captain is a very handsome boy that walks well on the leash and he has very good manners.  Captain…

Friend comes home, finds cats burned alive

Friend comes home, finds cats burned alive

I hate to admit, but I could easily wear the label of “cat lover extraordinaire.” For most of my life I have preferred dogs over cats, but when we rescued…

Vacations – way too short

Vacations – way too short

They really are just too short, aren’t they? We just returned last Sunday from our annual summer getaway – a week at our camper up near Roscommon. Although it added…

Bond issue August 4th

Bond issue August 4th

On August 4, 2015, Clare Public Schools’ voters will see a bond proposal on their ballots that if passed will generate $2.4 million for our schools.  This proposal seeks to extend the…

True Faith

True Faith

The brief note I received from a friend thanking me for calling revealed the depth of his depression. Knowing he was going through a difficult experience, I had called to…