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Eliminate Insane Pork Barrel Projects

President Donald Trump has vowed to cut government expenses. In his first 100 days he has suggested several departmental cuts that have unnerved a backlash amongst many liberal leaning groups. I’m of the opinion if Trump and his gang were to eliminate most of the pork barrel projects that Congress has approved over the years […]

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The Trouble with Trees…

I’ve meant to make trees the topic of a Postcard for the past several weeks but other things have taken precedent…because of trees. It seems that the trees aren’t as patient as they seem and this week they will not be ignored. At Christmas time, a surprise and run away best seller in the field […]

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When You Need Someone To Hold You

A letter I once received from the Ministries Director of Campus Crusade for Christ concerning the organization’s relief work among tsunami victims in Thailand related the following experience of a staff member serving there: “As I was walking through the destroyed town two days ago I noticed an injured man cleaning up debris from a […]

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What’s Cooking?

CAJUN  SHRIMP from  Sally Taylor 5 lbs. large or jumble shrimp, in their shells with tails intact 1 5oz. bottle Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. tabasco sauce 2 tsp. salt 4 Tbsp. seasoned pepper, which is: 1/2 Tbsp. cayenne pepper 1  Tbsp. black pepper 1  Tbsp. oregano 1  Tbsp. crushed red pepper 1  Tbsp. thyme 1 lb. butter 1 1/2 tsp. crushed rosemary fresh lemon Rinse […]

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New Map App Will Help Michigan Residents Access Art

Art is often viewed as a luxury, but we tend to forget it also has the power to heal — literally. For example, art and music therapy classes are often used in nursing homes and hospitals to provide tranquility, comfort, and even relief from pain. In one study conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical […]

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Make It Go Away, Now

Another year, and another rant about Daylight Saving Time. This author is always awakened at 4 a.m. by his hungry dogs. I always stumble out of bed and feel my way to the kitchen much like a blind person without a leader dog. There I am met by my famished dogs who lead me to […]

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Faith and Begora! ‘Tis St. Paddy’s Day

This week has gone awry beyond any reasonable expectations. Eventually I will tell you all about our week of interactions with trees when the scars are less fresh and leave it at that. So, since my writing day this week was blown completely out of the water, I am choosing to send you a vintage […]

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From the Desk of the Osceola County Prosecutor

We have experienced an increasing number of crimes being committed by juveniles (individuals under the age of 18) in the Marion area of late. This is yet another example of the huge increase in the number of crimes being committed by juveniles nationwide. The use of illegal substances by juveniles is also on the rise […]

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What’s Cooking?

Well, we finally have power and thank God for Generators as we were able to keep warm and eat.  Now for some good recipes.  Oh, Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Erin go bragh… GOOD & HEARTY CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE SANDWICHES 1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. horseradish 1/2 tsp. caraway seeds 6 Tbsp. butter, softened 3 Tbsp. yellow or […]

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Interior Designers Help Homeless Michigan Families Feel at Home Again

The average sofa will last seven to 15 years, but some Michigan sofas are getting a second life thanks to the Michigan nonprofit Humble Design. The organization provides used furniture, design skills, and elbow grease to help Michigan families get settled in their new homes after leaving homeless shelters. According to the group’s website, its […]

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