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Are soft-drink rules just the beginning?

Everyone complains that the government has too much power. Everyone seems to get upset when new laws or regulations come out that seem to hamper our “freedoms” as Americans. Isn’t that what being an American is all about? Being able to make your own decisions and basically do what you want (within reason of course). The government has taken a …

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56th TR Water Festival a success

The 56th Three Rivers Water Festival is in the books and event organizers are declaring the three-day celebration a success. Saturday’s car show, stage performance and fireworks display were met with large crowds, continuing the trend of strong audience participation that started with Thursday’s opening-night parade. A Friends of Scidmore Park fundraising event, “Kiss the Pig,” raised more than $4,000 …

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The two cute little puppies have been adopted. Laddie is still waiting, can’t wait much longer. They called me Snowball but they couldn’t take care of my mom and I any more. My mom has been adopted so now I am getting very concerned. I am a sweet shy three year old female Jack Russell Terrier. I would like it …

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Free vision screening at Water Festival

The Three Rivers Lion Club will provide free vision screening for people of all ages Friday and Saturday afternoons, during the Three Rivers Water Festival. The screenings will take place near L. A.’s Coffee Café, on West Michigan Avenue, starting at 1 p.m. Infants through children age 5 are seated on a parent’s lap and photographed with a vision screener, …

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Out and About – Week of June 11th

It’s easy to see that this is Water Festival Week. Looking out my office window, I see trucks and trailers from Schmidt Amusements getting the Midway ready for business. This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the downtown business district and Scidmore Park turn into a sea of activity during the 56th Annual Three Rivers Water Festival. AHOY, TR!! Excitement awaits you …

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Laddie is still waiting for a good home. Bullet is now in foster care. We are the pups, our brother has been adopted. We are Spaniel/Beagle mix and three months old. We have had our first round of shots and have been wormed. When you come to see us you will want to take us home. Remember in a couple …

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