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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

Count your blessings

20 November 2014

In the churches of my youth we sang an old hymn entitled, “Count Blessings” at every Thanksgiving service. I can still recite the first stanza from memory...

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Wolves in Ecosystems (Part 1)

20 November 2014

Wolves crossing the Straits of Mackinaw to the Lower Peninsula (LP) seems unlikely, but it was reported three crossed on ice near Mackinac Bridge. A shipping lane is open all winter but it froze long enough. It turned out the canines were dogs and not wolves.

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DNR adds to list of unwanted aquatic invasive species

DNR adds to list of unwanted aquatic invasive species

20 November 2014

DNR adds to list of unwanted aquatic invasive species The Department of Natural Resources announced the addition of seven species to Michigan’s prohibited species list of aquatic invasive species.

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Bring deer by DNR deer check station

Bring deer by DNR deer check station

20 November 2014

The Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to stop by a DNR deer check station after their successful harvest, for DNR staff to collect important data from their deer and to receive their 2014 cooperator patch.

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Weekly Fishing Tip

20 November 2014

Tips for targeting steelhead this fall If you decide to target steelhead on Michigan’s rivers while in a boat, there are two reel options you can turn to. Consider offering bait underneath a centerpin style reel, which are becoming popular with steelhead anglers. The line will come off smoothly allowing for float-suspended baits to work […]

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CTA Celebrates First “Wall of Honor” Induction; Coxons Honored

CTA Celebrates First “Wall of Honor” Induction; Coxons Honored

20 November 2014

CTA held its inaugural “Wall of Honor” induction ceremony on Thursday, October 23 in the CTA auditorium. Dr. DeWayne Coxon and Lexie Coxon were honored as the first inductees.

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CTA Calendar

20 November 2014

November 21 Student Early Release – (2 hours early) K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm 6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm 26-28 No School for Students and Staff (Thanksgiving Break) December 12 Early Release – (2 hours early) K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm 6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm 19 Last day before Winter Break 22-January 2  – […]

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CTA Spirit Week & CTA Halloween Extravaganza!

CTA Spirit Week & CTA Halloween Extravaganza!

20 November 2014

October was a fun filled month for CTA Elementary; we experienced our first Spirit Week of the year. Wow, the CTA Yearbook staff put together a fantastic week!

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ASK SCORE

20 November 2014

  By Bob Cooper, SCORE Counselor   Do I Need a  Corporation, a Partnership or an LLC for my business?  Prior to starting a new business it is important to select the proper legal structure. It is possible to start a business by yourself without creating any separate structure; this type of structure is commonly […]

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Beware of call claiming to be IRS

20 November 2014

For the past weeks many West Michigan residents have been receiving phone calls that purport to be from the IRS, advising them that there is a problem with their federal income tax return.

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