Democrats face unemployment

Since Michigan’s social restrictions have given me extra time, I decided to check out the COVID restrictions per state. Nine states have no restrictions and masks aren’t required. All have Republican governors. Six states have no restrictions and only certain venues...

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People, not parties built this country

A lot of people are slamming Paul Mitchell because he left the House of Representatives and the Republican Party. They say Mr. Mitchell really wasn’t a Republican, that he didn’t stand with the party. When we elect someone, we expect—at least I expect—them to...

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Small jobs led to big opportunities

Around 1957 when I was fifteen or sixteen years old, I worked part time at our local dime store behind the lunch counter. I started out in the kitchen peeling potatoes. French fries were a big seller so I peeled lots and lots of potatoes. It was an after school job...

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Area agency gets new director

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Blue Water Safe Horizons, we would like to announce that Elizabeth (Liz) Sawielski has been chosen as the organization’s new Executive Director. Elizabeth began her new role with the organization this month. Elizabeth comes to...

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Aristo-Cast gives Christmas turkeys

We would like to thank a local company, Aristo-Cast, for donating turkeys to the Almont Police Department, so we could find a couple families in need. We reached out to the schools, who in turn were able to provide two families with turkeys for Thanksgiving. Our...

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25 countries mark voters with ink

We are one of the most civilized and technology advanced countries in the world, so why can’t we fix the voting problem? It appears less developed nations have the answer. Twenty five countries including the Bahamas, the Philippines, India and others use a special,...

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Care prioritization might happen

One of the fears of those who have fought so long and hard against socialized medicine is that access to medical services will be rationed or prioritized and favored groups or classes will get more, better, and faster services than others. Discussions along this line...

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COVID deaths should be questioned

Have you noticed that it seems no one is dying of old age anymore? I recently had a good friend of mine pass away. Although he wasn’t in the best of health for a long time, his death was labeled as a result of COVID-19 however his family will tell you he passed from...

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Christmas wish is to see smiles again

My wish for Christmas is that masks go away completely, from all the general public. Let the medical workers have them back. Similar to the song, “Where have all the flowers gone?” a new set of words breaks my heart now with all this mask wearing: “where have all the...

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Ideas for thriving this holiday season

The holiday season can bring out a wide range of emotions—the good, bad and the ugly. You may feel overwhelmed planning gatherings, stressed about time management, or feeling exhausted thinking about everything on your calendar. To top it all off, add COVID-19 into...

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