Blood donors are urgently needed

The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now...

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Don’t create hazards plowing snow

Snow has really piled up throughout Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reminding residents living along state highways to be careful and follow the law as they plow or shovel snow. Two primary concerns are when residents and businesses...

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Gifts given to children worldwide

I am writing to thank Imlay City area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Imlay City and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of...

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Event explores childhood trauma

Please mark your calendars for an important upcoming event being sponsored by the Four County Community Foundation Women’s Fund. Join us to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what we can do to help our patients, clients, students, family...

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School Board Recognition Month

Capac Community Schools is joining 529 local and 56 intermediate school districts across Michigan to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month. Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for...

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High radon levels can be treated

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared January 2020 to be Radon Action Month in Michigan, and she is encouraging all state residents to learn more about this environmental hazard and test their homes during the heating season. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, and...

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Searching for answers and truth

This letter is in reference to Paula Parisot’s column “Seeing it for yourself,” in the January 1 edition of the Tri-City Times. She talked about searching for answers. She wanted a psychic to give her an explanation but I think a psychic might be a little hard to...

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Education options aren’t equal

Are our schools following the constitutional requirement of providing an equal education to all children? When specifically referring to children who live in poverty, the answer is no, they are not. In addition to public schools, options such as private and charter...

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Help Fostering Futures on tax returns

With the 2019 tax year ending, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking Michiganders to consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund. Donations made to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund provide...

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Need nominations for service awards

The Michigan Community Service Commission is pleased to announce that nominations are being sought for the 2020 Governor’s Service Awards. The Governor’s Service Awards are given annually by the governor to individuals, organizations and businesses to acknowledge...

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