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Out and About – Week of March 9

     I have a favorite quotation that usually accompanies the e-mails I send: “VOLUNTEER…..THE WORLD IS RUN BY THOSE WHO SHOW UP”.  I didn’t make it up, but I got the idea from a bumper sticker I saw. It pretty much sums up what I believe. I wish I had more spare time. Perhaps I should consider rearranging my priorities. …

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Out and About – Week of March 2

     Welcome to March 2009. The first two months of this year will not be forgotten soon. Let’s hope that this month will definitely march us into the spring season. As the weather turns warmer, it’s so nice to see the more energetic out walking their dogs or running with their i-pods. Then there are some of us who get …

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Out and About for week of Feb. 23

     In December 1944, Glenn Miller was killed in a plane crash. It has been rumored that,  had Glenn Miller not died at that time, rock and roll might have been delayed by about twenty years. We’ll never know if this would have turned out to be true, but we do know that his music is still alive and well. …

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Out and About for week of Feb. 16

 I hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day. I was very fortunate to receive twelve special cards from my best friend. I used to wonder how someone could say, “Just give me a card. I don’t need a present.” It’s amazing that, as you grow older, cards seem to mean so much. They don’t wear out or break, you …

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Out and About for week of Feb. 9

OUT AND ABOUT  by Norm Stutesman        A phrase I’ve heard more than once says, “If you don’t care for the weather in Michigan, wait five minutes and it will change.” I think you need to wait a little longer than five minutes, but you must admit that our weather can be unpredictable at times.     A month or …

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Out and About for week of Feb. 2

OUT AND ABOUT  by Norm Stutesman      I must apologize for a mistake I made in last week’s column. I didn’t notice it, my wife missed it, and the newspaper overlooked it. In mentioning the Super Bowl, I gave the impression that it was to be played in Arizona. Anyone who cares or watched the game knows that it was …

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Out and About for January 26th

OUT AND ABOUT  by Norm Stutesman      I’m not feeling well. I have a fever. No, it’s not the kind of fever that accompanies a cold or influenza. It’s called “Cabin Fever”. Webster’s New World Dictionary and Thesaurus defines Cabin Fever as “a condition of increased anxiety caused by being confined or isolated”. Now, as the creator of a column …

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Out and About for December 30th

I’d like to take a moment or two to recognize and thank a few people. As 2008 ends and some of us think of New Year’s resolutions, the one thing that comes to mind is thanking those who normally don’t receive enough recognition. I’m talking about

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Out and About for December 23rd

This is a very special time of the year. It doesn’t matter what religious beliefs you have, it is a time of celebration. For me, the day after tomorrow is Christmas. I personally feel that it has become too commercialized. Too much emphasis has been placed on shopping for gifts that we can’t really afford, and not enough emphasis has …

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Out and About for December 16th

Authority wanted to fine-tune the service to insure that any problems would be minimal. The Circle Line service will run Monday through Friday, starting at 7 A.M. and running until 5 P.M.  The service circuit will take one hour and will make sixteen stops along the route. Some of the stops include Wal-Mart, Meijer, TR Health Campus, Three Rivers Library, …

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