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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…

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…