Monthly Archives: August 2012

Back to School Preparation for Both Students and Parents

Summer is winding to a close and another school year is about to start.

As parents, it is time for us to play our important role of ensuring that our children are prepared to learn. Continue reading

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How to Report Welfare Fraud

Welfare was created to help provide the basic needs to residents who need assistance to make ends meet and feed their families.

In Michigan, we provide this aid through bridge cards. Unfortunately this assistance is sometimes abused.
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Swim With Caution; Proper Water Safety Could Save Your Life

Swimming is a fun, healthy activity, and our state has an abundance of swimming opportunities with more than 11,000 inland lakes, more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and a countless number of pools.

But with these opportunities come a certain amount of risk. If you head out to the water this summer, please take the necessary precautions to make it a safe trip, including taking swimming lessons, following safety guidelines and looking out for powerful rip currents.
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Proos Lauds Stevensville for Getting Itself Out of a Jam

Stevensville is a great example of how communities in financial trouble can pull themselves out of it, state Sen. John Proos told the Stevensville Village Council on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Berrien County Youth Fair Displays the Talent of our Youth, Builds Character

One of the highlights of summer takes place next week in Berrien Springs.

The talent of young people from across Southwest Michigan will be on display at the Berrien County Youth Fair, running from Aug. 13-18. Continue reading

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