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Yellow Lab

Hi, I am a very sweet female yellow lab/chow mix. I am a little shy at first but I warm up quickly when I am given some loving. I am about 4 years old and really like people. I’m not a highly active dog but I am good on a leash. My docket # is 11677, at the St. Joseph ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of September 30th

For the first time in I don’t know how many years, we missed the annual St. Joseph County Grange Fair. We always manage to make it over to the fair at least one or two times every fall. We were attending a Lions Leadership Forum, along with about 2500 of our best friends, in Overland Park, Kansas. We missed walking ... Read More »

Living with regrets

Last week, among others, I made the following comment: “We can live our lives with regrets, I suppose, but I prefer not to. It can drive you crazy worrying about the ’what ifs‘ in life. Every single thing we do can be analyzed and debated, so why bother? So while I may wonder, I do not regret.” When I wrote ... Read More »

Emotional Day

Last Friday was a pretty monumental day in my life. What started out as a day full of excitement, anticipation and yes, nerves, ended on a very somber note when I got home. To backtrack, last Thursday afternoon I received the phone call that I had been waiting for. A JOB OFFER! Of course I accepted, without hesitation, mind you. ... Read More »


My name is Joker and Poker is my game. I am the Pet of the Week. I am a male, Chihuahua/ Rat terrier Mix and I am about 3 years old. I use my poker face because this place makes me scared. I would like a quiet home, I like the resident shelter cat. I have lived with other dogs ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of September 23rd

Here is a reminder to Commission on Aging (COA) riders that, effective Tuesday, October 1, the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority (CTA) will handle your van rides. The only noticeable change is in phone numbers. Instead of calling the COA for a ride, you’ll need to call the County Transportation Authority (CTA). The CTA’s number is 269-273-7808, or you may ... Read More »