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SHELBY — The Village of Shelby 2020-25 Parks and Recreation Plan Draft (the plan) is now available for review at the village hall, the Shelby Library and on the homepage of the village’s website www.shelbyvillage.com

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PENTWATER — At the regular meeting of the Pentwater Village Council Dec. 9, council approved an Installment Purchase Agreement to reimburse the general fund for the cost of purchasing the new village hall property at 65 N. Hancock St.

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Weekly Roll Call Report for the Oceana’s Herald-Journal

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient suppl…

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There’s lots of deer hunting left in Michigan, but you won’t have to worry about sunburn if you take advantage of it.

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Pentwater Service Club members will again volunteer as Salvation Army Red Kettle collection bell ringers in front of the Pentwater Post Office from 9 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday (Dec. 13-14).

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SHELBY — After manufacturing gemstone crystals for nearly 50 years, the pioneers of crystal growing, Shelby Gem Factory, will close its doors Dec. 31, 2019. Along with its faithful team of employees, the company has been instrumental in creating beautiful simulated gemstones for people from …

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Look at this sweet boy. His name is Buddy. Buddy’s owner, unfortunately, didn’t have time for him and surrendered him to the shelter. He is doing remarkably well for having experienced this trauma in his life. He is very friendly and enjoys his daily walks at the shelter. He is, simply put, …

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I’m a big artichoke fan. I love them in salads, dips, eggplant casserole or as a pizza topping. The marinated chokes from the jar, or the canned chokes, work fine, but if you want an absolutely delicious vegetable side, steamed fresh artichokes are magnificent, served with a balsamic and lem…

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Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the best-selling book, “The Five Love Languages,” was once asked to name the number one challenge facing married couples today. He answered, “The greatest challenge facing marriage today is the same as it’s been for hundreds of years: learning to live a life of lo…

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Every year at this time I like to do an overview of stupid Christmas gifts. The field is thankfully vast, so there are always plenty of new ones to choose from. In the past, some of the winners have included the Flying Alarm Clock, which an unappreciative recipient described as a “horrible” …