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Out and About – Week of May 3rd

Time does pass quickly. It has been a year already since the mail carriers have collected non-perishable food items for local food banks or pantries. Once again, next Saturday, May 8, the National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, will collect non-perishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal, ...

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Out and About – Week of April 26th

This weekend is special. Saturday is the first of May. To me, it’s a sign that we probably will not be blessed with any significant accumulation of snow until next winter. However, this is Michigan, and I’ve learned to never say never. If May 1 doesn’t excite you, perhaps you should know that the Three Rivers Lions Club will conduct ...

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Out and About – Week of April 19th.

This is my favorite time of the year. The chances of a snowstorm are slim. We shouldn’t hear anything about wind chill factors for a while, and basically, as far as the weather is concerned, it’s great to be in Michigan. If we could do something about the unemployment rate, the price of gasoline, and the pothole-infected roads, this would ...

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Out and About – Week of April 12th

This month marks the start of my fifth year of putting together the” Out and About” column. It’s been a fun four years so far, and I look forward to many more years of sharing my thoughts and ideas with you. This has not been a solo mission. Without my wife’s editing expertise, all doubt as to my sanity would ...

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Out and About – Week of April 5th

The Three Rivers Lions Club has selected Jo Moyer as their 2010 Citizen of the Year. I’m sure you have all heard about this already. For those of you uninformed, the Citizen of the Year banquet will be Tuesday, April 27, at A Place in Time in downtown Three Rivers. The evening’s celebration begins with a social hour at six, ...

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Out and About – Week of March 29th

Last Thursday we lost Meezer. Meezer was a Siamese cat that my wife had had for about eighteen years. There was a time when she could hold him in one hand. I met Meezer when I started courting my wife. He reminded me of myself when I was younger. He was cross-eyed, he could be referred to as being snaggle-toothed, ...

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