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Shows recognize National Magic Month

In recognition of October being National Magic Month, Colon magician and entertainer Ron Carnell is planning a séance in an attempt to reach the spirit of noted escape artist Harry Houdini. Carnell, magician-in-residence at River Lake Inn, will perform two shows at the Colon-area restaurant this month. The first show and dinner, titled “A Tribute to Harry Houdini,” starts at …

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Staff shortage at Community Health Agency

A shortage of staff will reduce the number of food inspections in the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s three counties. Environmental Health director Paul Andriaachi said St. Joseph County’s food sanitarian Hannah Warner resigned last month, leaving a vacancy in the food-inspection staff. The loss of staff has made it necessary to institute a reduced frequency of inspections and to …

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Three Rivers Health welcomes family medicine doctor

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is pleased to welcome Zena Alyashae, MD, to its Family Medicine group. Dr. Alyashae has begun practice on Monday, September 17, as a Family Medicine doctor at Three Rivers Family Care Clinic and Paws Clinic located at 721 6th Avenue in Three Rivers. She is accepting new patients now. Please call 273-9782, or 273-1418 …

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Assistant manager named for road commission

Garrett Myland has been named assistant manager/professional engineer of the St. Joseph County Road Commission. He will aid managing director John Lindsey. Newly retired managing director Chris Minger said Lindsey and Myland will be a good combination that put the agency in a great position for the future. Myland came to the road commission six years ago as an intern …

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Sturgis approves cemetery enhancements

Sturgis city commissioners recently approved spending $75,000 to enhance security and traffic flow at Oak Lawn Cemetery. The proposal includes: a 165-foot security fence with a 28-foot swing gate at the South Monroe Street entrance; a 545-foot black vinyl chain-link fence; a 16-foot swing gate and two removable bollards at the South Street entrance; 10 solar-powered security lights; an entrance sign, …

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Commission continues early retirement offer

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to continue an early-retirement incentive for most county employees. Commissioners approved the concept Tuesday, keeping in place an offer initiated last year. Five county employees out of 19 eligible accepted the offer in 2017. As they were last year, requirements to qualify for the offer include stipulations that the employee is vested …

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Centreville appoints newest member to village council

Thomas Hagerman was recently appointed to the Centreville village council, filling the seat left vacant by the Sept. 5 passing of council member Steve Quake. Both Hagerman and Brandy Lynn Eckert had submitted citizen interest forms. However, the council decided to go with Hagerman as Eckert is running unopposed in November’s election. Hagerman said it is more than likely he will …

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DASAS receives donation

Century Bank and Trust recently presented a check for $1,636 to Domestic And Sexual Abuse Services, headquartered in Three Rivers. Bank employees in St. Joseph, Branch and Hillsdale counties pay to wear jeans on Fridays, then each quarter choose a different organization to receive those funds. DASAS provides a safe place for survivors and their children, and its staff and volunteers …

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Commission pursues veterans director grants

St. Joseph County commissioners plan to pursue a grant that will allow the director of veterans services to increase his weekly workload. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners OK’d a motion to apply for the funding through the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Separate grants of $15,000 and $25,000 will be sought. If approved, the funding would allow Stoney Summey, the county’s director …

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Sandy

That’s me, ‘Sandy’ in the middle.  I am a tiger and very active. very curious and outgoing.  My number is BIO18-000252.  ‘Brandy” is on the left, I am a dark tortoise color,  I am a little quieter than Sandy.  My number is BIO18-000254.  And the quietest is Mandy, a dilute grey.  Her number is BIO-000253.  We have to coax Mandy …

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