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Posted July 31, 2013 by Bruce Snook

If you have been listening to or reading the news out of Kalamazoo County lately you may have noticed a disturbing set of circumstances.  In the past six weeks there have been six people, including a 17-month old child, killed as a result of domestic violence.  In one case, a woman was shot by her […]

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Silent Auction items needed

Posted July 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Planning has already begun for the 2013 St. Joseph County United Way Silent Auction and your help is needed! The United Way is preparing for another successful silent auction to be held during fair week at the Centreville fairgrounds. Approximately 150,000-170,000 people attend the annual event to be held this year from September 15th through […]

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Posted July 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Kids Count is an annual report put out by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Its purpose is to track the well-being of children using a number of different indicators.  One of the indicators included in the report is the number of children who were referred to Children’s Protective Services and who were confirmed to be […]

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Three Rivers Health stages 2nd annual Health Fair

Posted July 22, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Health campus was a busy spot during the midday hours Saturday (July 20th) as the hospital staged its second annual Health Fair. Safety Awareness, a Kids Zone with a variety of activities for youngsters, food, fun, giveaways and around 30 healthcare vendors were among the ingredients for the event that utilized a […]

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Posted July 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

My two youngest grandchildren, ages 3 and 4, both have blankets that go everywhere with them.  I bet you’ve known children who had their own “security” blankets.  To be perfectly honest, I’m long past childhood, but when I’m feeling not so great I have my own fuzzy blanket that makes me feel better.  Project Linus, […]

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Outing for TJ Baker exceeds $35,000

Posted July 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Centreville – Final numbers are still being calculated but a recent golf outing pulled together in three weeks to help a local deputy has exceeded $35,000 in fundraising efforts. TJ Baker, Three Rivers, is a 36-year-old police officer who was faced with a life threatening decision – amputate his left arm or risk further spread […]

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Posted July 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Up-Cycled Pets is a St. Joseph County nonprofit dedicated to finding loving and permanent homes for dogs and cats that are unable to stay with their original owners.  In some cases the owners have died or are no longer able to care for a pet.  In other cases, the animals have been subject to abuse […]

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St. Joseph County FOP donates to local deputy

Posted July 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Centreville – The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. They are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. Recently in St. Joseph County, one of their own has found himself […]

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The Volunteer Connection by Margaret Shultz

Posted July 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

St. Joseph County has a rich history of thoughtful and generous people who are ready and willing to help their neighbors when needed.  Some events, like the Relay for Life, are huge activities that involve many individuals and aim for very big outcomes.  Other programs are sponsored by much smaller groups of people but that […]

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2nd annual Health Fair set for Saturday, July 20th at Three Rivers Health

Posted July 1, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Three Rivers Health is sponsoring its 2nd annual Health Fair on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Three Rivers Health, 701 South Health Parkway. Safety Awareness, Kids Zone, Sports Physicals, Healthcare Vendors, Food, Fun and Giveways are ingredients of the event being staged in collaboration with the St. Joseph County United […]

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Benefit golf outing for T.J. Baker and family set for July 10th at Island Hills Golf Club

Posted June 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

On July 10th, 2013 a Golf Outing will be held at Island Hills Golf Club near Centreville to benefit T.J. Baker and his family as they face a family health crisis. A decorated St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and Three Rivers Police Officer, T.J. Baker was diagnosed in May 2013 with a rare form […]

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The Volunteer Connection by Margaret Shultz

Posted June 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

I spent most of my career managing volunteers and programs involving volunteers.  One of the things that I always said was that people come to volunteering for many different reasons.  They might be exploring career opportunities, looking for a place to meet new friends or learn new skills, or even searching for a way to […]

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Free CPR/AED training given at Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene

Posted June 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene was a busy spot Saturday morning (June 22) with a free training session on the lifesaving skills involved with CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillation). The St. Joseph County United Way, in conjunction with the Three Rivers Fire Department (TRFD) and Sturgis Fire Department (SFD), sponsored […]

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Posted June 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

School is finally out and most kids will spend the next three months complaining to their parents that that they’re bored and have nothing to do.  Hundreds of young people who are involved with 4H, however, are gearing up to finish their projects in time for fair in September.  Several of these kids will be […]

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The Volunteer Connection by Margaret Shultz

Posted June 12, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Last month when Moore, Oklahoma was hit by the tornado I was shocked to see what total devastation a storm like that can create.  Where do you turn for help when everyone around you needs to be helped also?  Who knows what steps to take to help people find shelter, clean water, medical care, and […]

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Donations sought to help with costs for transporting relief items to Oklahoma

Posted June 7, 2013 by Bruce Snook

From Kelly Hostetler, executive director of the St. Joseph County United Way: Hostetler can be reached by calling the St. Joseph County United way at (269) 467-9099. Source:  Information from Kelly Hostetler of St. Joseph County United Way

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Posted June 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Car accidents are the number one killer of children ages 1 to 12.  The best way to protect a child in the car is to ensure that they are in a car seat or a booster seat of the proper size.  It’s difficult sometimes for parents to know if they have the right car seat […]

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TR Fire Department to host FREE CPR/AED training on June 22nd

Posted June 2, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Fire Department is pleased to announce they will be hosting a FREE CPR/AED Training on Saturday, June 22nd, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, on Coon Hollow Road in Three Rivers. Training will be limited to the first 50 pre-registered participants who must be at least […]

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Posted May 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Next month there will be an exciting new activity in Sturgis for young people aged 6 through 13.  The Trojan Youth Triathlon, conceived by Tom Shumaker and sponsored by several Sturgis businesses and organizations, will be held on June 22.  The triathlon will begin at 9 am with a swim at the Sturgis Community Pool […]

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The Volunteer Connection by Margaret Shultz

Posted May 22, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Three Rivers Area Mentoring is busy preparing for the annual Stand for Children picnic.  This event is always held on or near June 1 and the goal is to raise awareness in the community of the many needs of children.  TRAM is asking for volunteers to help set up booths, to sign people in, to […]

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