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Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

OZ 428D15: Oz is a stray that was found on Kapplinger Dr in Clare County.  Oz is an adult dog that weighs 33 lbs.  Oz is a nice dog that…

Parents who host, lose the most

Parents who host, lose the most

By Goldie Wood, Prevention & Outreach Manager, Ten 16 Recovery Network What your child needs to know about ALCOHOL They’re growing up. Your 9-year-old wants to pack his own suitcase…

Losing a family member and special friend is hard

Losing a family member and special friend is hard

Last week we lost a special person in our lives. My friend and sister-in-law Ginger lost a courageous battle with Cancer October 8. Our family lost a beloved wife, mother,…

No longer will I do business with Verizon, Spirit

No longer will I do business with Verizon, Spirit

You might not want to read this if you are opposed to my occasional bitch sessions. Today I take on corporate America, complaining about two companies that many of us…

Why appreciate your pastor

Why appreciate your pastor

October is named annually “PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH,” but some may wonder why pastors deserve an official time to be appreciated. What’s so special about the ministry? Frequently, I look back…

Fair can recover, despite financial ills

Fair can recover, despite financial ills

Rosemary Horvath’s front page story on the Marion Fair proved to be a highly controversial piece last week. Put together from other news accounts and last minute sources, the story…

The surprise party that wasn’t a surprise…

The surprise party that wasn’t a surprise…

Last weekend (Sunday) we celebrated a milestone – Jack’s 70th birthday. I have been planning a little surprise party for him for the past month or so and carefully sidestepping…

Little things matter after all

Little things matter after all

I once visited a man in the hospital on his birthday who had suffered a broken neck in a serious accident.  He had been told by his doctor that he…

Caribbean not all it’s made out to be

Caribbean not all it’s made out to be

It’s been about 20 years since I’ve taken a real vacation. The workaholic I am just couldn’t get away for more than a few days. That is until a couple…

It was a perfect day for a trip down the Au Sable

It was a perfect day for a trip down the Au Sable

We wound up our camping season this year with a special trip, by canoe, down the South Branch of the Au Sable River last Saturday. Growing up just north of…