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The Post travels to Belarus Sheriff Department recognizes victim advocates and citizens Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor Indulge in a bite of pie and take a nap  Wolves in Ecosystems Part 2 Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers
 
The Post travels to Belarus

The Post travels to Belarus

Barb Groth sent us some photos from her 3-1/2 week visit last summer to Belarus. She wrote: “Most people ask, ‘Where’s that?’ ‘Is it a city?’ or ‘Isn’t that where all the conflict with Russia is happening? Aren’t you afraid?’

The Post travels to Belarus
Sheriff Department recognizes victim advocates and citizens

Sheriff Department recognizes victim advocates and citizens

The Kent County Sheriff Department honored two volunteer victim advocates and two county residents on Thursday, November 13, by presenting them with Public Service Awards and Letters of Appreciation.

Sheriff Department recognizes victim advocates and citizens
Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season. Start by gathering greenery from your landscape. Use needled evergreens like pines and firs, broadleaf evergreens like boxwood, holly and evergreen magnolia as well as junipers and arborvitaes to create wreaths, swags, centerpieces and garland.

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor
Indulge in a bite of pie and take a nap 

Indulge in a bite of pie and take a nap 

  It could keep you healthy this holiday season   (BPT) – The holiday season is full of celebrations. From office parties to family events, everyone gathers to spread a little extra cheer. While people may be wary of what all of the holiday treats will mean for their health, avoiding all of the revelry […]

Indulge in a bite of pie and take a nap 
Wolves in Ecosystems Part 2

Wolves in Ecosystems Part 2

Wolves’ presence and behavior increases wildlife populations despite their killing individual prey. Their predatory role in ecosystems has significant positive impacts on animal and plant communities.

Wolves in Ecosystems Part 2
Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers

Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers

If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to teendriversource.org, 20 percent of all 16-year-old drivers will be involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel.

Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers

Real Men (part two)

26 November 2014

Pastor Jim Howard First Baptist Church 233 S. Main, Cedar Springs   “What is a real man? By the standards of today, a real man is someone who doesn’t exist except in the imaginations of those in Hollywood and the marketing industry. Supposedly a real man looks like an Adonis, acts macho, and always wins. […]

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‘Tis the Season to Safeguard Your Identity

‘Tis the Season to Safeguard Your Identity

26 November 2014

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is an exciting time. But from the crowded malls to the big online markdowns, a silent threat lurks – one with the ability to wipe out your good financial standing and make it a not-so-jolly holiday for you and your family.

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How to help a grieving child during the holidays

How to help a grieving child during the holidays

26 November 2014

Advice for caregivers and parents  The holidays can be a magical time of year, but for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or another significant person in their lives, the holiday season can be tough. It also poses challenges for still-grieving family members and caregivers around them. “The holiday season can […]

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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

26 November 2014

Check out some of the fun, family activities going on around the area for the holidays. Start a new tradition!   CEDAR SPRINGS 2014 Cedar Springs Christmas – Come Mingle with Kris Kringle Dec. 6: Celebrate the kick off to the Christmas season with “Come Mingle with Kris Kringle,” presented by the Cedar Springs Area […]

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Report shows need to rein in Wall Street

26 November 2014

Recently my Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held the final hearing I will hold as its chairman and one of the most important. Our hearing, and a 396-page report we issued, examined the involvement of three Wall Street banks in the market for commodities like metal, coal, uranium and energy.

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Remembering a classmate

26 November 2014

    Dear Editor, I didn’t know Carolyn Gillette Green died until I read last week’s Post. I remember Carolyn when she rode the Sand Lake High School bus with us. And I remember her being on the cheerleading team for the Sand Lake High School boys basketball games in the Sand Lake auditorium with […]

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Jingle bell run/walk for arthritis 

Jingle bell run/walk for arthritis 

26 November 2014

Arthritis Foundation honors 7-year-old who has arthritis    Named one of the nation’s “Most Incredible Themed Races,” the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 9 a.m. at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center, 301 West Fulton Street, EC210, in Grand Rapids . More than 1,000 participants […]

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Weekly Fishing Tip

Weekly Fishing Tip

26 November 2014

Where to find northern pike in Michigan Most places in the state are seeing pretty cold temperatures, but despite that fishing for northern pike will continue to pick up. Pike are extremely popular during the ice fishing season but are readily available throughout much of the year.

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Snow blower safety starts before you power up your equipment

26 November 2014

  Tips from OPEI  Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) According to weather forecasters, the winter of 2014–15 will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation. That means snow blowers could be getting a workout this winter. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) offers the following safety tips to assist homeowners, contractors and business owners […]

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Yes, we have no chocolate

26 November 2014

    A man goes into an ice cream parlor and says, “I’d like two scoops of chocolate ice cream, please.” The girl behind the counter says, “I’m very sorry, sir, but our delivery truck broke down this morning. We’re out of chocolate.” “In that case,” the man says, “I’ll have two scoops of the chocolate […]

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