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Is your home ready for winter?

October 31, 2014
Is your home ready for winter?

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville, www.erindoan.com.  Cooler weather is here — and so is the time for winterizing your home Not sure where to start? Use this list to help: Clean air conditioners: Wipe down the unit, clear debris from the surrounding area and hose off the unit. Once it’s completely dry, cover the air conditioner…

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Halloween and the dangers of stigma

October 30, 2014
Halloween and the dangers of stigma

Renew.  Rebuild. Recover is a blog submitted by West Michigan Community Mental Health. Halloween is a time for ghosts, goblins and trick-or-treating.  But it’s important to remember that costumes and themes related to “psych wards” or “mental patients” are not only offensive, they perpetuate harmful stigma. Few people would think it appropriate to dress up as an individual affected by…

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Camp No Deer, a family tradition.

October 27, 2014
Camp No Deer, a family tradition.

Outside the Walls, a blog written by Nick VanderWall, is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales, 1680 W. U.S. 10-31, Scottville; 231-757-2727; www.vanderhaagcarsales.com, Mason County’s premier car rental outlet and also Legends Taxidermy of Scottville; 231-757-9589; www.legendstaxidermy.com. It appears here on the second and fourth Monday of the month. People like October for reasons such as hunting, fishing, and the fall…

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Funny?

October 26, 2014
Funny?

Moonlighting. A blog by Judy Cools. I imagine most of my readers are familiar with social media – Facebook, Twitter, and other interactive websites.  On those websites, people can post things that are funny or poignant, trendy or classic, as a way of saying what’s on their minds or to start a discussion with others.  Sometimes the posts get a…

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Learn about hidden home fire hazards.

October 25, 2014
Learn about hidden home fire hazards.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville, www.erindoan.com.  On average, more than 300,000 house fires occur each year in the U.S. — and most of them are preventable. In honor of Fire Prevention Week, make sure to check your smoke alarms and familiarize yourself with the fire hazards around your home — especially these surprising ones: Dust…

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