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Close to 180 teams play in D2 and Newaygo was one of the last two standing. Not bad for a team generally ignored by the pollsters all season long. A team that methodically knocked out all who stood in their way of getting to this one.
And in the process they charmed and captivated a community with their never-say-die style and superb team play.
From Sparta to Fremont to Vicksburg (really, MHSAA?) and finally East Lansing this team had an entourage limited only by the restrictions of ticket sales...
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a joint recommendation to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) vaccine. Per these recommendations, District Health Department #10 will not be providing the J&J vaccine until further notice.
More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S. to date. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of an extremely rare type of blood clot in individuals after
Newaygo County’s first-of-its-kind entrepreneurial pitching competition, Pitch North, is returning for its third year bigger than ever before.. Entrepreneurs living in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake Counties will once again have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to compete for one of many cash prizes up for grabs.. The competition’s third year boasts bigger prizes, with a total of $10,000 in award funds available to cultivate entrepreneurial growth in these rural communities. The virtual event will take place on June 8th, 2021.
As the COVID-19 vaccine supply is improving, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) continues to adjust and adapt processes to accommodate getting residents in the ten-county jurisdiction vaccinated that want to receive it.
Soon, DHD#10 will be receiving additional supply of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) one-dose vaccine and will open it up to the general population that prefer to receive this type. A Johnson & Johnson Waitlist has been added to the DHD#10 website so individuals can add themselves and they will be notified when appointments are available.
Additionally, DHD#10 has...
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial will be providing a free service for patients and their families designed to help them prepare for health care wishes. Starting Tuesday, April 13, a community health specialist will be at Gerber Memorial Multispecialty Clinic-Fremont to help families develop an advanced care plan.
With advanced care planning, individuals are better prepared to tell loved ones and health care providers what they want for their future health care needs. Advance care planning is important for people of all ages because anything can happen to anyone at any time like an accident or
“Policy change alone won’t change the tide,” she stated. “We need everyone to step up and to take personal responsibility here.”
The recommendations included opting for dining al fresco or maybe take out in lieu of taking a table inside and suspending in person activities for youth sports for the next two weeks.
She also urged high schools to shift to remote learning for 2 weeks to combat the possibility of a surge spurred by spring break travel...
..I’ve admittedly had a few favorite players over the many hoop seasons spent either sitting under a basket or (much more comfortably these days) at a press table. Some teams snared my interest more than others. Not always because of their success on the court but for the personalities of their players, their relationship to their coach and how they approached the game.
But none have captivated me like this Lion team that just completed their elongated season...
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This team is the best of the pride. Twenty five years behind the microphone at various high school sports has given me the opportunity to witness many things. Most teams always have a player you love to hate, not so with this team of eight. They all bring a unique set of skills and passion for the game. They love playing the game of basketball with each other and they never gave up. They played hard and aggressive all the time, from start to finish.
Family Health Care (FHC) is now able to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to community members and clinic patients age 50 and up, including caregiver family members and guardians age 16 and older of children who have special health care needs (part of Phase 1C Groups B and C). This includes individuals in Phase 1B Group B who live in congregate settings (i.e., homeless shelters, jails, prisons). Vaccinations will continue as supplies are available.
The questions range from romance to one’s own ego and the responses vary from thought provoking to whimsical nonsense. I’m not sure if the lead-in questions are real or not, but I don’t really think it matters. The questions are varied enough and sincere enough that I wager most can find one or two that resonates with them or someone they know. I doubt this book will change someone’s life, but might elicit some reflective “hmms.” And if you’re not looking for anything that deep, this book also offers a lot of humor. The author’s background is in poetry and that is abundantly clear in her use of imagery and phrasing.
This is a tough one to share but anyone who knows me on any level beyond ‘that tall older guy who always looks kind of disheveled’ would be familiar with this deficiency. My long suffering LSC Lil is, of course, far more acutely aware than all others of this limitation. And, having come from a family that always knew how to ‘do things’ it seems reasonable that the legendary patience she has developed over the past several decades might have gotten traction from said limitation.
A vintage and yet timely article from N3 Gardening Guru Donna Iverson...
In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and Hope Network invite visitors affected by autism and other sensory processing needs to visit for a Sensory Friendly Museum Night on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. held at the GRPM.
The Museum will adapt sounds, lighting and activities within the current exhibits to create a low-sensory experience for the evening. Visitors can add an experience to see Sean Kenney's Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks, as well as a visit to the Chaffee Planetarium to view the GRPM created show, Subatomic: Detecting the Unseen, in which the lighting and sound will be adapted. This Planetarium show will play at 6 p.m.
The ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation claims in it’s election fraud database that 1,317 proven cases of voters cheating exist. If one looks further, however, the data is a total from all elections since 1982 and encompass voter irregularities at any level, down to local elections. In Michigan’s case, there were 12 cases during those 38 years with no cases of voting twice in an election, no cases of ineligible people voting and no instances of people impersonating a voter.
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