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Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of August 22nd

If you have served in the Armed Forces and have a DD214, which serves as proof of your service, you can be a member of the American Legion. If you are a member of the American Legion and served in a combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW (Veterans of a Foreign War). If you served in the …

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Out and About – Week of August 15th

I’m in pretty good health for a person my age. I’m diabetic, I’ve experienced a heart attack, I’ve had shingles, and last September my gall bladder was removed. I try to get plenty of rest, eat healthy meals, well most of the time, and try to exercise as much as I can. I have an occasional beer, but I don’t …

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Out and About – Week of August 8th

I can’t remember the last time we went out to a movie. It has to be at least two or three years ago. It’s not that I don’t like movies, it’s just that I’m not a big fan of the movies that are currently gracing the big screens. Also, if you wait long enough, the movie will eventually hit the …

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Out and About – Week of August 1st

This week’s column is a continuation of last week’s, so back to the campsite. Thursday, July 21, had a weather forecast of being extremely hot, with a chance of severe thunderstorms. I’m pretty sure that Mother Nature was at one time was a member of the military’s Delta Force. Delta Force has said, “You can run, but you can’t hide.” …

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Out and About – Week of July 25th

This week’s column actually deals with getting Out and About. What a concept! Ten years ago I used the column to inform you readers about things going on in and around St. Joe County, but like so many things, change happens. On July 17, my wife and I left for a week of camping at Yankee Springs, south of Grand …

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Out and About – Week of July 18th

Brad Sugars once said, “If you can’t be positive, at least be quiet.” You don’t have to look far to find negativity these days. A good example would be the current political campaigning that has been going on for at least six months, and will continue until election day next November. The constant mudslinging makes me think that perhaps we …

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Out and About – Week of July 11th

“The customer is always right” is a phrase that has been around for years. Ninety percent of the time, it’s the truth. Let’s concentrate for a moment on the other ten percent. The uninformed might become extremely upset because they were told that they were not allowed to bring outside food or beverages into an eating establishment. The customer thought …

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Out and About – Week of July 4th

Three Rivers has always been my hometown. I was raised here, then ventured out into the real world soon after graduation from high school. For the next thirty-three years, I lived in the Chicago area, Denver, and Las Vegas. I always thought of Three Rivers as my hometown because of the people and the sense of tranquility that made up …

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Out and About – Week of June 27th

We still have two months left before school starts, so if you’re undecided as where to go for that summer vacation, I strongly suggest that you stay right here in Michigan. There is so much to see and do, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money. If you’re interested in camping, there are plenty of state parks …

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Out and About – Week of June 20th

Probably one of the most popular words used today is “change”. “Change” is inevitable. We can’t move forward without “change”. I’ve never been a big fan of change, especially when it’s big. One of the obstacles that members of a civic organization must face is when a new member joins the group and comes up with an idea that involves …

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