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Arsonist Destroys Pontiac Middle School Roofing Materials

Fire was set to roofing materials meant for Pontiac Middle School in late May. While most residential fire and smoke damage comes in at a total of almost $4,172, this blaze had the potential to destroy millions of dollars in roofing materials. In a statement released on the Pontiac School District Facebook page, officials said […]

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So This Is Summer?

So summer has officially arrived, at least according to the calendar. For most of us summer arrived a couple of weeks ago when the sweltering heat made its return and we engaged in all sorts of outdoor activities. My first summer weekend began innocently enough by shoveling a dump truck load of small rocks onto […]

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Doing Some Down Time

Have you ever wished you had the time to just do nothing? Or had the time to do all those things you’ve put off for ‘one of these days’? Well, that sort of time came to me this spring and let me tell you, it is not all it is cracked up to be. My […]

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A Time To Give

At a time when the economy has many churches cutting back on community outreach and missionary work, a Chicago area church is doing just the opposite. This congregation has determined to give sacrificially and meet the needs of people in their area. They are sending 25 adults back to college, rescuing 25 families from foreclosure […]

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What’s Cooking?

With the super weather that we are having, this week I will do several salad recipes that I am sure you will enjoy…. CHICKEN & PASTA SALAD from Bonnie McKenna 8oz. (2 1/2)   cups rotini (cooked as directed & drained) 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey, cubed, prefer white meat 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper […]

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My Father, My Hero

This week I gave pause to reflect on my hero, my father. Although he was buried seven years ago, there isn’t a day I don’t think about him, and this week I have conjured up dozens of great moments he and I have shared. I only hope I have been half the man and three […]

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Dad’s Days

As sure as night follows day, Dad’s Day follows along on the heels of Mom’s Day. I don’t know if the approach of this has anything to do with it or not but my dad has been on my mind a lot lately. Perhaps it is because I’ve been digging into the corners and far […]

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What’s Cooking?

With this hot streak of weather, it sure is a good time for something on the grill…so here is what we had Sunday and it was delicious….. CAROL’S  LAMB SHOULDER BLADE STEAK Purchase a steak for each person.  Rinse Lamb steaks under cold water and pat dry. Lay steaks on a cookie sheet and brush with Marinade […]

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Fathers Pray Too

Mothers have gained the respect of the world for their powerful praying. Most can name mothers whose prayers have made a difference: Susannah Wesley, mother of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of the Methodist church; the mother of John Newton, who wrote “Amazing Grace,” and others. But fathers pray too. And we ought to […]

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Michigan Nonprofits Find Ways to Recycle Invasive Plant Species Into Paper

Americans create and dispose of up to 400 million tons of garbage every year, all of which ends up in landfills. The amount of garbage in landfills is needlessly high, as much of it can be recycled, including used clothing and paper. The individual office worker has been estimated to use and waste up to […]

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