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Public’s help needed in finding homes

April 16, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The co-founder of a Sturgis-area rescue agency for dogs and cats is appealing to the public for a home for the remaining animals before discontinuing operations.

Lois Rosenberg, who helped establish Pet Haven in 1998, announced late last year that she and partners Diana and Rick Capman decided to end Pet Haven. A lack of sustaining funds and people interested in adopting pets were major factors in the decision.

Rosenberg said she has 10 dogs remaining before she will focus on trying to find homes for nearly 30 cats.

She said all of the 10 remaining dogs at her Burr Oak Township farm have good personalities and would make perfect additions to the right family.

Proof of consistent veterinary care of current pets must be provided, Rosenberg said. All Pet Haven dogs are current on rabies vaccinations and kennel licenses. Rosenberg is waiving adoption fees but asks for a nominal fee to cover care for DHLPP.

All cats are spayed and neutered.

More information about Pet Haven, and its remaining dogs and cats, may be obtained by phoning 651-4237.

Marine Corps to be involved in Memorial events

April 15, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The St. Joseph County Marine Corps League Detachment 1401 has announced it will be involved in two Memorial Day events next month and is looking for anyone who wishes to be a part of either or both.

Lineup for the Three Rivers parade will be at 8 a.m., as the event is starting at 9 a.m., one hour earlier than usual. Guest speakers will be Becky Shank and Rick Schafer at the Riverside Cemetery.

Later in the day, participants in the Mendon parade will line up at 11 a.m., ahead of the noon start at the Mendon Library. Its guest speaker will be Pastor Bob Barton, who will make his comments before the parade begins.

For more information or to participate, Detachment 1401 chaplain Bill Stevens may be reached at 496-3695.

Successful 45th Michigan Magic Day

April 14, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Organizers of the 45th Michigan Magic Day, staged over the weekend in Colon, hailed the event as a success.

The annual gathering marked the first time Colon has hosted the event, which drew more than 100 magicians to activities Friday and Saturday. Ron Carnell, a member of the Colon-based International Brotherhood of Magicians 386, said a Saturday morning magic competition and a Saturday night public performance drew hundreds of people to Colon High School.

Kevin James was the featured talent at Saturday night’s five-act program.

Between shows Saturday, the magicians had private workshops and events related to their industry.

Carnell said a social gathering Friday at the Colon American Legion provided a casual opportunity for the group to socialize and catch up.

Archive of Bruce Snook’s River Country Journal

April 10, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A fundraising effort to help establish an exhibit at Three Rivers Public Library is being spearheaded by a pair of Three Rivers men.

Chad Ely and Knute Judsen plan to set up a computer terminal that will feature the full, seven-year archive of Bruce Snook’s River Country Journal.

The website quickly established itself as a legitimate, source of local news from its inception in 2006. After Snook passed last August, however, the status of RCJ had remained in a holding pattern.

Judsen and Ely, who run Geek Genius in Three Rivers and were responsible for building, designing and hosting Snook’s website, said RCJ deserves to be showcased in a place where it can be accessed by the public.

The effort, which will help raise funds for a desk, chair and other accessories, is being organized with the blessing of Snook’s widow, Raeann.

More information about the project can be found at rivercountryjournal.com.

Search for Kalamazoo man

April 8, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Authorities in southern Indiana are refining their search for a Michigan kayaker who remains missing after two days of searching. Indiana conservation officers said Monday they planned to focus search efforts a short distance downriver from where 27-year-old Enrique Quinonez of Kalamazoo, went under the surface of the Flatrock River at Columbus. Search efforts that were suspended Monday afternoon were due to resume Tuesday morning. Officer Jet Quillen says searchers have used multiple boats and sonar in searching for Quinonez. Quillen says continuous rain Monday hampered search efforts. Quillen says the man’s kayak capsized shortly after he and a friend launched their boats Sunday morning on the river about 40 miles south of Indianapolis. He says Quinonez  wasn’t wearing a life jacket and couldn’t swim.  (AP)

Two retire from TR Health Board of Directors

April 8, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Two longtime members of the Three Rivers Health Board of Directors were recognized during their final meeting.

With over 25 years of combined service, Sue Potts and Pat Henderson were given an official sendoff and gifts during the board’s March meeting.

Both said they would enjoy retirement with family, friends and hobbies.

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