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A Letter From Bruce’s Family

Posted  September 3, 2013  by  Admin

Dear River Country Journal friends, Bruce passed away on Thursday, August 29. He had sudden onset of symptoms on August 3, and was diagnosed with severe pancreatitis caused by a gallstone lodged in the common bile duct. We were with him throughout 23 days in ICU as he developed one complication after another. Our family, […]

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Update

Posted  August 21, 2013  by  Admin

Dear River Countral Journal friends, Bruce is making tiny steps toward recovery from his severe illness. He is still in Intensive Care and we anticipate a very extended recovery time. Thanks to all for your prayers, good wishes and long distance hugs.  

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Returning Soon

Posted  August 6, 2013  by  Admin

Bruce is currently ill will not be posting for a few weeks – please check back for updates as they come. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers!

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Hiking fun for the family

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

Summer is a good time to explore the great outdoors.  Michigan State University Extension has some tips for family fun while hiking.  To learn more, click on the following link:  Hiking fun for the family.

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New Three Rivers Health Wound Center hires program director – will open in October

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health, partnering with Healogics, Inc., is making progress toward opening its Wound Care Program in October and has hired Tiffany McFadden as Program Director. The center will be staffed with a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team made up of physician specialists, nurses and technologists trained to use the latest assessment […]

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Three Rivers Eagles to host benefit dinner Saturday in support of ‘Stepping into School with New Shoes’ project

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Eagles Club #2303 will host a benefit dinner Saturday (August 3rd) to raise funds for the organization’s ‘Stepping into School with New Shoes’ project. The event will get underway at 1 p.m. and feature a pulled pork dinner, sandwiches, raffles, auctions and entertainment. All proceeds will go to the club’s program for […]

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Benefit hog roast for Homes for Our Troops set for Saturday evening near Parkville

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

The home of Jim and Peggy Fassett near Parkville will be the setting for a benefit hog roast Saturday evening (August 3rd) to raise money to construct homes for injured veterans. The event – slated to run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. – is being held in conjunction with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for action on mute swans

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

To the Editor: THANK YOU Barry County and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for finally taking action on the invasive and dangerous mute swans.  Hopefully, other counties will soon follow suit. Not “wildlife”, the mute swans are but another imported species on the loose in our environment, like feral swine.  A threat to native […]

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Upton votes to provide relief for Michigan small business, ensure government accountability

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

WASHINGTON, DC –  Nearly 75 percent of all small businesses report that government regulations are hurting their bottom line operations, according to a January 2013 Wells Fargo/Gallup survey.  Last year, federal rulemaking imposed a financial burden of $1.75 trillion on the U.S. economy – a figure that equaled almost 14 percent of national income.  The […]

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President Wheeler receives MCCA Distinguished Service Award

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

CENTREVILLE –The Michigan Community College Association presented Dr. Gary Wheeler, president of Glen Oaks Community College, with the MCCA Distinguished Service Award last week in Traverse City, Mich., as part of the MCCA 2013 Awards Luncheon. The award is in recognition and appreciation of outstanding service and for his leadership as chair of the Board […]

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I&M to perform aerial saw tree trimming

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, will begin trimming trees around transmission power lines in St. Joseph, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, and Berrien counties on August 5 in Michigan.  This work is part of the company’s ongoing vegetation management program aimed at improving the safety and reliability of […]

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Excellence in Action

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

The third “Excellence in Action” Celebration was held on July 25th at Three Rivers Health. The “Excellence in Action” program recognizes employees who exhibit the Three Rivers Health Standards of Excellence in their work. “Many employees go above and beyond what is expected of them and we want to acknowledge them for that” says Sara […]

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The Cycles of Earth – August 3, 2013

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

A Weekly Almanac Guide Plan, Do, Finish, Rest. Living in Harmony With Earth Weekend of August 3-4, 2013 Click on the link to access this feature from Larry-Michael and Becky Lynn Hackenberg – The Cycles of Earth – August 3, 2013

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ARF ‘Doggy Wash’ set for Saturday at TSC in Three Rivers

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) will do its Annual Doggy Wash at a new location this year. The Doggy Wash will be held on Saturday (August 3rd) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the TSC store in Three Rivers on US-131. Regarding the location, Loralee Knepper of ARF said, “We will have more parking and […]

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SUSTAINABLY SPEAKING – Commentary by Jay Newman

Posted  August 2, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

Time to Really Take Care of Our Vets! Did you know that there are nearly 1 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?  Did you know that squabbles over accounting practices has halted the construction of 27 veterans clinics that are needed to treat the wounded warriors from those wars?  What’s the squabble […]

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Bakery opens at Corey Lake Orchards

Posted  August 1, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

“Our bakery is now open!” That’s the headline for a news item posted Thursday (August 1st) on the Corey Lake Orchards website. Corey Lake Orchards, located on Corey Lake Road west of Three Rivers, was founded in 1962. To learn more about the new addition to this venerable local business, click here.

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Questions regarding Right to Farm Act in conjunction with rural hobby farm near Mattawan

Posted  August 1, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

There are questions about Michigan’s Right to Farm Act related to a rural hobby farm near Mattawan. For more on the story from MLive, click on the following link:  Mattawan family’s rural hobby farm under fire, raising questions about Right to Farm Act.

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Upton, Levin, Stabenow strongly urge EPA to pursue “complete removal” option for Allied Site

Posted  August 1, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) today (August 1st) sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for the permanent removal of all PCB-contaminated materials from the Allied Disposal Site in Kalamazoo. “Cleaning up the Allied […]

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COA Activity Calendar for August 2013

Posted  August 1, 2013  by  Bruce Snook

What’s planned in the way of activities and programs by the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging (COA) in August? You can get answers to that question through the COA August Activity Calendar.  To access it, simply click on the following link:  COA August Activity Calendar.

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