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illsdale Community Health Center continually strives to provide quality services in order to meet the needs of Hillsdale County in a challenging medical era. Through the years, the county has grown and healthcare has advanced. Hillsdale Community Health Center has continued to expand their physical plant, services, and expertise to meet the needs of the community.  With a philosophy to continually strive for excellence, HCHC has grown into a facility that serves Hillsdale County residents and attracts patients from many surrounding areas. HCHC manages the health needs of our local community through compassionate and highly skilled care in our clean, safe, healing environment. 

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Hillsdale Business Association invite you to...

Celebrate Summer in Hillsdale Friday July 20th and Saturday, July 21st

Mark your calendar! July 20th and 21st Hillsdale will be hosting Burgers, Beer & Bargains alongside the City’s Annual Sidewalk Sales. The Downtown streets will be closed off and filled with Live Music, Street Vendors, Farmers Market & More! Listen to Strolling Musicians; savor the aroma of Burgers grilling and sample Wines and Beers from Michigan and beyond. Bargains galore can be found all over town as downtown businesses bring their wares to the streets all day Friday and Saturday. The Hillsdale Business Association (HBA) has planned a fun-filled weekend with activities and entertainment all over town. Friday night kicks off the event with Burgers, Beer & Bargains. Five downtown restaurants will compete for Top Honors in the Downtown Burger contest. Two categories are offered: “Best Gourmet Burger” and NEW this year, the “People’s Choice” category where festival goers will be the judges. Live musical entertainment will be offered on six different stages! Included in the line-up are:

BURGERS, BEER & BARGAINS july 20 Broad Street Downtown Market, Checker Records, Here’s To You Pub & Grub, The Hunt Club and Coney’s & Swirls will be vying for top honors

BEST GOURMET BURGER & NEW THIS YEAR PEOPLE’S CHOICE BURGER (YOU be the judge!) Tickets: $10.00/Adults, $15.00/ couple, $5.00/kids 12 & under BURGER TASTING ZINGERMAN’S CHEESE TASTING BEER & WINE TASTING LIVE MUSIC ON 6 STAGES (maps will be provided) Discounted Advance Tickets available at Broad Street Downtown Market until July 19th 06

The Haskells (50’s Rockabilly/Surf/Country/60’s Garage Rock), Hillsdale’s own Patrick Martin (Acoustic Guitar), Caesar (Metal/Rock), Randall Hazelbaker (Jazz Saxophonist), Mark Temple (Rock & Roll) and more bands TBA. Whether you come for the Burger Contest, the Bargains, the people watching, or the Beer & Wine tasting, your bound to have a good time in Hillsdale the third weekend in July. Come out and take advantage of the all-inclusive ticket price of just $10.00/adults, $15.00/couples and $5.00 for kids 12 & under (discounted advance tickets are available at Broad Street Downtown Market until July 19th). This includes admittance to Wine Tasting at David’s Dolce Vita, Michigan Craft Beer tasting and Zingerman’s Creamery Cheese Tasting at Broad Street Downtown Market, Live Musical Entertainment on six different stages (maps will be provided) and all the extras this Celebration of Summer has to offer! A share of the proceeds will go to participating charities.

All of this has been made possible by the generosity of the Hillsdale Business Association with the help of the following community supporters: County National Bank, Chestney Publishing, The Coffee Cup, Broad Street Downtown Market, Farm Bureau Mike Neely, The Filling Station, Here’s To You Pub & Grub, Gelzer’s Furniture & Hardware, Hillsdale Jewelers, Coney’s & Swirls, Hillsdale Travel Center, The Hunt Club, Jackson Community College, Maribeth’s, Moore Insurance Services, Inc., Threads, Toasted Mud.


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By Rob Shewman FILL uP wITH A LowER-oCTAnE GASoLInE. Buy the lowest grade or octane of gasoline that is appropriate for your car. unless your car requires premium gasoline, filling up your car with high-octane fuel is a waste of money. That pricey premium fuel won’t boost your car’s fuel economy or performance in the least, so skip it. TIGHTEn THAT GAS CAP Gas will evaporate from your car’s gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year, according to the Car Care Council. Go FoR THE SHAdE. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also zaps fuel from your gas tank. uSE youR GARAGE FoR youR CAR. do you have a garage? Clear it out and make room for your car. Parking in your garage will help your car stay warm in winter and cool in summer. PumP uP youR TIRES. don’t get caught driving on underinflated tires. underinflated tires wear down more quickly and they also lower your car’s gas mileage.

I can hardly believe it’s time for another issue; the months are flying by! It seems like I was just celebrating having both of my sons home from school and it will soon be time for them to be back!

Marlanea Chestney Owner/Publisher

My oldest son turned 20 recently and I was surprised how much it affected me. Every now and again we are sent reminders of how quickly time is passing and this was one for me. Warrior Challenge. Check out the photos with the story and cross your fingers for me. I am trying to raise money for St. Jude’s Childrens hospital. I am blessed to have two healthy boys and I feel it is only right that I do my part to help children who are facing life threatening illnesses. In this issue we have plenty of ideas for making your summer better. From fashion accessories, to waterproof beauty products, to outdoor entertaining idea. We have a little something for everyone. I’d like to make a special point of mentioning Sara So’s update, she is making us proud through her service and her email will touch a soft spot in every heart. Simply Hers remains a labor of love and I am definitely encouraged by your support and acceptance. I never tire of your compliments but hope you will also feel free to share your ideas on how we can improve. We have an active presence on Facebook so be sure you ‘like’ us to post your comments, be eligible for special drawings, and keep up on our latest activities. I’m excited about ideas we are working on for upcoming issues and projects to give back to our community. We strive to fill every issue with something for everybody and hope as you open this one, you will find that we have met that goal! Enjoy the “dog days” of summer and STAY COOL!


KEEP youR EnGInE In TunE. Fixing a car that is out of tune or has failed an emissions test can boost gas mileage by about 4 percent. So be sure to give your car regular tune-ups. REPLACE AIR FILTERS. when the engine air filter clogs with dirt, dust and bugs, it causes your engine to work harder and your car becomes less fuel-efficient. uSE THE RIGHT oIL. you can improve your car’s gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil. opt for motor oil with the words “energy conserving” on the API performance label. This oil contains friction-reducing additives. we recommend Valvoline. don’T SKImP on mAInTEnAnCE. Be serious about auto care. your car’s performance depends on it. Always follow the manufacturer-recommended maintenance. The car is designed to run a certain way, if it is neglected it won’t be as efficient.

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Peggie Bildner ............................................... EDITOR ZONYA Foco.......................................................................Health Article

I would also like to thank the writers who provide such timely and interesting articles


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Fitness Update

Cyndi Armstrong Age 48

Well 6 months down and 6 months to go on my fabulous journey of getting fit and changing my life style of eating. Tyson has added more challenging workouts and I think the more he makes me sweat and I complain the more he adds to it. I keep telling him that he is 20 years younger but he just won’t listen. I will be ready for the Warrior dash in September and I won’t have to find some poor guy to help me over the wall. So far I have lost almost about 28 pounds and 30 inches. After 22 years of marriage my husband took me shopping and bought me a whole lot of new clothes. Love feeling this good. ~Cyndi


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Join Us For Great entertainment all sUmmer lonG! Cafe’ @ the Creek with Billy Lewis & the Soul Backs JuLy 7, 4:00 - 8:00PM Cafe’ @ the Creek with Steve Tucker & Act III JuLy 14, 4:00 - 8:00PM Cafe’ @ the Creek with Faber Palooza JuLy 21, 4:00 - 8:00PM Cafe’ @ the Creek with the Victor Trachsel Group JuLy 28, 4:00 - 8:00PM A Special Night with the Jill Jack Band JuLy 29, 4:00 - 8:00PM Cafe’ @ the Creek with Wynwood AuGuST 4, 4:00 - 8:00PM

By Peggie Bildner Editor In Chief Here we are- the lazy (I wish), hazy (sometimes), crazy (for sure) days of summer! Is it just me, or is there really no “slow” time of year anymore?? I remember when I was in the throes of a full time job and the mother of two young sons; I would fantasize that when I got to this point in my life, my house would always be clean (& organized, of course!). I would have all the time in the world for reading the pile of books I could never get to. I would prepare meals instead of standing & stuffing on the run. I would never have to look in the dryer for the piece of clothing I wanted to wear. Well, I’m sorry to break this to the young women out there who still have this dream, but it doesn’t work that way! I think life speeds up as you slow down, I’m not sure. Speaking of that, in this issue you will meet a woman who, at 86 years young, has no intention of slowing down! We should all strive to have her attitude and energy. I think you will be amazed at the way Doris Bavin chooses to spend her “golden years!” As we celebrate the 4th of July holiday, we are honored to bring you the story of a local Vietnam Veteran, Edd Moore. The candid account of his experiences, gives a face and name to the unsung heroes who gave more for our country than can be measured. We are truly the home of the brave! Once again, I thank you for allowing Simply Hers into your home and hopefully, your heart. Enjoy the rest of your summer!


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Time to Accessorize

Three Weak Days

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 16 40 HOME Cherry Creek Winery

Outdoor Entertaining


Waterproof Wonders

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HJ Gelzer & Son Furniture


Michigan Summers

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Gotta Go!


Celebrate Without the Guilt

Why don’t men know their friends?


Old Enough to Know Better


Organizing Kids’ Clutter

Author & Book Reviews


Remembering the Sacrafices


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ith heavy layers and bulky jackets safely stowed away, it’s time for accessories to really shine. When it’s too hot to wear much more than a tank top and shorts, the right belt or hand bag can do wonders for your look. Jewelry is the most basic accessory. If you’re wearing neutral colors, you can work with almost any color of jewelry. Just don’t go overboard. If you chose your neck, load it with necklaces dainty and clunky alike, but wear the most understated earrings possible. Head accessories; hats, headbands and hair ornaments. If you wear a hat it needs to go with your outfit! A straw hat adorned with silk flowers would be cute with a gingham sundress but not so much with a silky evening gown. Headbands an other hair pieces are very versatile and can be worn for decoration, to keep your hair back, or both. Belts Whether they are yellow, brown or purple and orange striped, belts are a cute way of accessorizing yourself and have the added bonus of keeping your pants up! Handbags are nifty things to hold your “must have” things. Big totes in metallic copper, silver and gold colors are very hip, as are patchwork and quilted bags. And of course shoes! For summer every girl needs some cute sandals or flip-flops (there IS a difference), to slip on for a quick trip to the store or a day at the beach. Don’t forget to have a few pairs of shoes in your closet for a special occasion. Some brands can be very costly, but if you’d wear them often, they’re worth it!

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business spotlight

Cherry Creek Winery

by Danielle Sharp Simply Hers Magazine

On US 12, three miles east of US 127, sits a charming, historic, one-room schoolhouse that celebrates the Burtka family’s award-winning delights. Over the past 100 years, four generations of Burtka’s have taken pride in their European roots and crafted some of the finest wines. Come inside and ensconce yourself in the old-world allure. Step across the golden hardwood floor to the knotted pine bar where John and Denise Burtka and their two children, Johnny and Jessica, allow a glimpse into the past and share with you samples of their heritage. Last Wednesday, I partook in a relaxing trip to Cherry Creek Winery. The beautiful sunny afternoon allowed a perfect opportunity to share in the free wine tasting and sampling of the many Michigan made goods. Cherry Creek’s specialty is sharing the Burtka family’s wine craft but offers much more in their family-friendly establishment. June 30th thru September 15th, under the spacious pergola, Live bands will be performing from 4:00pm-8:00pm. A schedule of upcoming events can be found online at http://www.cherrycreekwine.com/ or picked up in their tasting room. While enjoying the entertainment, savor your favorite glass of wine as well as other food and beverage offerings. Coming soon, the Burtka family’s Bad Bear Beer will be on tap; brewed at the sister store, Sleeping Bear Winery/ Micro Brewery, located off of I-94. Unable to stay for the entertainment? Stop in and indulge in the creamy homemade butter fudge, jellies and jams, cherry salsas, balsamic vinegar -made in Modena, Italy, cheeses, Spanish olive oil and other wine related novelties; including gift basket arrangements. In July, the kitchen will be opening, offering sandwiches and appetizers. Take some time for yourself and “Walk the Creek,” a stroll through the vineyard and nature preserve then picnic alfresco, under the pergola, basking in the serene scape of the Irish Hills. After much thought, Cherry Creek has decided to adjust their hours; open 11:00am-8:00p Monday thru Saturday and Noon to


6:00pm on Sunday. They are open year round and offer multiple events throughout the year and through holidays. As members of the Pioneer Wine Trail of Southeastern Michigan, Cherry Creek Winery takes great pride in offering only the finest fruits from Michigan vineyards. They are knowledgeable and skilled in the trade and offer much insight to experiencing the best glass of wine. Their wine list spans the Lynn Aleksandr Premium Selections, Serious Dry, Sophisticated Semi Dry, to Sweeter Fun Wines. The Lynn Aleksandr Premium Wines are elite blends that are the most difficult to produce due to the short Michigan growing season, offering an elegant palate experience. The Serious Dry Wines include smooth Rieslings and leggy Reds. The Sophisticated Semi Dry Wines are featured to more easily please palates; showcasing Bronze Medal, La Mia Famiglia and Double Gold, Summer Breeze. While the Sweeter Fun Wines offer a more dessert-esque quality. Whether your looking for a evening of relaxed entertainment, a family-friendly outing, planning an event of your own (wedding, shower, bachelorette party, etc) or looking for a nice bottle of wine to pair with dinner, Cherry Creek Winery has what you are looking for. Stop in and swirl your cares away.

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Cancer of the ovary is a disease condition that can be very devastating when diagnosed in a patient. Yet all is not lost in these modern times.

The ovary is a small organ in the female individual. There are two ovaries found in every female and their physiologic functions are so powerful that it is just unbelievable. Each ovary hangs on a tube on each side of the uterus and very close to the uterus. Inside the ovaries there are many tiny structures called follicles. Each month one such follicle begins to grow and mature. This tiny follicle is what produces ALL the female steroid hormones including Estrogen and Progesterone. When the follicle matures it then ruptures to release the “egg” and this phenomenon is what is called ovulation. Two weeks after the ovulation the woman then may menstruate unless of course, she became pregnant.

This cycle of maturation and ovulation goes on every month, in a very coordinated and controlled manner and silently in the female individual until she enters into menopause when it finally stops. Unfortunately, this time in menopause when the ovary is supposed to be quiet and resting is when one may encounter the disease state of cancer of the ovary. Fortunately, the incidence rate is low. The symptoms of the disease are not specific and this is why it presents as a challenge for doctors to diagnose. Some may present with bloating, indigestion or fullness which are all symptoms of everyday complaints. It is therefore, not surprising that most cases are diagnosed very late. Many women inquire about blood tests available for diagnosing ovarian cancer, like those available for other tumor producing cancers. Here again the commonly available blood test, CA-125 is non-specific as many other disease states inside the body may also produce a positive result. Annually there are about 23,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States and most occur after the age of 40 years with the peak incidence at 56 years.

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Majority of ovarian tumors in menopause are benign but about 30% may be cancerous. Most cases are also sporadic in occurrence but there hereditary patterns in about 5-10% of the cases. The hereditary ovarian cancers tend to occur in the younger women. Once diagnosed, the mainstay of treatment is surgery combined with some form of chemotherapy. It is interesting to note that oral contraceptive (the pill) use is known to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by about 50%. In fact, it is the only documented method of Chemoprevention for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer can be a frightening disease to face but with the medical advancements available today it is possible to detect much sooner hence making it more treatable. Please contact Dr. Bediako for a consultation today at 517-4375390. He will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your health.

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Neighbors You CAN make a positive difference in the lives of children! CAPA, Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness, is dedicated to serving Hillsdale County. Through educational programs, events, fundraisers, and other activities we are working hard to try to make a difference for children and families. We work hard to stay focused on our mission. Our vision that all children will live in families and communities that love, nurture and protect them can only become a reality with all of us making it a priority. What is physical abuse? Physical abuse is the infliction of physical injury as a result of punching, beating, kicking, biting, burning, shaking, or otherwise harming a child. The parent or caretaker may not have intended to hurt the child, rather the injury may have resulted from over-discipline or physical punishment.

- Not be effective in treating or correcting all of the infant’s life-threatening conditions - Otherwise be futile in terms of the survival of the infant The provision of such treatment would be virtually futile in terms of the survival of the infant and the treatment itself under such circumstances would be inhumane. What is sexual abuse? Sexual abuse includes fondling a child’s genitals, intercourse, incest, rape, sodomy, exhibitionism, and commercial exploitation through prostitution or the production of pornographic materials. Many experts believe that sexual abuse is the most under-reported form of child maltreatment because of the secrecy of “conspiracy of silence” that so often characterizes these cases.

What is child neglect? Child neglect is characterized by failure to provide for the child’s basic needs. Neglect can be physical, educational, or emotional. • Physical neglect includes refusal of or delay in seeking health care, abandonment, expulsions from the home or refusal to allow a runaway to return home, and inadequate supervision. • Educational neglect includes the allowance of chronic truancy, failure to enroll a child of mandatory school age in school, and failure to attend to a special educational need. • Emotional neglect includes such actions as marked inattention to the child’s need for affection, refusal of or failure to provide needed psychological care, spouse abuse in the child’s presence, and permission for drug or alcohol use by the child. (The assessment of child neglect requires consideration of cultural values and standards of care as well as recognition that the failure to provide the necessities of life may be related to poverty.)

If you’d like to learn more about our cause, our organization, or about how you can help with a donation of your money or your time, Contact Us with any questions you may have. Together, we can make Hillsdale County a safe place to be a kid! CAPA - Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness 20 Care Drive, Suite C, Hillsdale, MI 49242, 517-437-3100.

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SIMPLY HERS has been following a local young woman, Sara (Armstrong) So, a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. This is the first correspondence since she’s arrived and began to settle into her assignment in Afghanistan ~ June 18, 2012 Hello from the sunny beaches of Afghanistan! Okay, well maybe there aren’t any beaches, but there’s sun, and plenty of dust/sand! By the time you read this we will have been in this country for about two months. Just getting here was an adventure in itself! Almost 20 hours spent on airplanes just to get close to the country, and a week and a half in between leaving and getting to our final destination. But it was worth it and even as I write this we are all settled into the rhythm of life here. I can’t really tell you a whole lot about where we are, other than we are in the Western part of the country. I can tell you that of all the things I leaned and expected Afghanistan would be like, very few of them ended up being correct. The Afghan people themselves are incredibly kind and welcoming to me. Almost nobody treats me differently or strangely because I am a woman. Of course people are curious and we all tend to attract a crowd wherever we go! But people remain very understanding that I am an American woman and they are just curious about me. It can still be a little nerve racking though, people want to take a picture with you if they can or they just take a picture without even asking.


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210 MP BN 1LT Sara So Camp Stone APO AE 09382

Everywhere we go we are always drinking Chai with the Afghans. The people of Afghanistan are incredibly hospitable and nobody will invite you into their home or workplace without offering you Chai and setting up a small spread of finger foods, nuts, fresh fruits and candies. I’m always joking with them that they are kinder to me than most Americans are, it’s lucky that I like tea so much! My family and friends continue to be incredibly supportive through everything. I receive many care packages. It’s a five hour round trip to

pick up our mail and other items so we only do it a couple times a month. Nonetheless getting a letter or package never fails to make our days a little better. It’s always nice to receive a favorite food from home or a hand drawn picture. Many people have also very kindly helped out by sending me candy, easily shared American items like our own tea, little stuffed animals and toys. The Hillsdale Community Health Center even sent a whole bunch of pencils. These gifts are wonderful and mean so much towards making our days better but also towards helping us accomplish our mission. We share these things with the children of Afghanistan, many who have never gotten a gift all their own before. There are schools to be found but they are very rudimentary and children must bring their own supplies. Every little bit goes a long way in helping us to show the Afghan people that we are their friends and want to help. I also share things like American tea, candy, etc. with the adults that I work with. They spend so much time teaching me about Afghanistan I wish I had more things about America that I could share with them. One of the toughest things for me to get used to here has been the weather. It is always dry, always hot and since summer has started, always VERY windy. The second you walk outside the sun hits you (since there is almost never any cloud cover), the heat wraps itself around you like a blanket, and the wind wants to carry away anything not nailed down. Some people have commented that the pictures I’ve sent home look like the U.S. west. I’ve never been out west, but if it also has spiders the size of my hand like here, I think I’ll be staying in Michigan. We all miss home terribly, however, our mission here is going great and it feels good to finally be doing what we trained so hard and so long for. Well so long and Hoo’ah from all of us out here. Take the time to hug somebody you care about today....just because you can, for those of us who can’t! 1LT Sara (Armstrong) So Special Projects Officer 210th MP BN



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DORIS SHARES SOME OF HER FAVORITE THINGS: The International Amistad Reservoir, where the Rio Grande River was dammed up to make a large lake between the US & Mexico, at Del Rio in the U.S. The Corps of Engineers Camp Grounds, where the corps had made a dam on a river. These are in the West, very nice and cost is low. Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The park is just a few miles from the town. And the town is very interesting; with hot tubs you can sit in, a big antique store, and hiking trails that go across the river and into the mountains. By Manistee, Michigan, on Lake Michigan, there is a beach that is divided; to the right you are on the “people beach” and to the left, you are on the “dog beach.” Since there are not too many places on Michigan beaches where you can have your dog, Doris appreciated this! Twenty-three miles south of Deming, NM (just 3 miles from the Mexican border) Doris found the Pancho Villa Campground. The town of Palomas had a huge, nice restaurant and lots of shopping. Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and Carlsbad in New Mexico. You need a guide for Mammoth, but can go into Carlsbad alone if you want.



“You are never too old to enjoy a new adventure!”


oris Bavin is 86 years old, has been married for 65 years, retired from Hillsdale College after 21 years, has three grown children, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, likes to knit and crochet. That is pretty much the end of any stereotypical connection you can make with her and a retired senior citizen! The list of just some of her activities- golf, volunteering weekends at Sauder Village (which includes knitting demonstrations and playing the mountain dulcimer), fishing and being involved in her church- would be considered an active lifestyle by most. But, Doris also spends a good part of the year driving her truck all over the United States and camping, her only companion being a yellow lab-mix dog named Bailey. With a sense of fearlessness and a spark of adventure still in her eye, Doris, who started out in 1981 with a station wagon, tent and yellow lab named Hannah, is now on her second camper, third vehicle, third dog and still going strong!

cell phone now. Once when traveling in northern North Carolina, she wanted to go into the wilderness but was refused entry because they had flooding that spring and didn’t think a woman alone without a four wheel drive vehicle should risk it. Another time, visiting the Outer Banks at Cape Hatteras in No. Carolina in the fall, she took a ferry onto the island of Ocacoke. The wind blew so hard she couldn’t keep her tent up so she had to sleep in her station wagon. She has also slept right through a tornado. A testament to her fearlessness, she tells the story of visiting Big Bend in Texas, where she drove into “the Basin” down thru 7825 feet of mountains and back up the same way! That is also the area where she was told if she had a small child or dog, she should carry them if she walked the trails, because mountain lions came down to the area looking for water! When asked if her family worries about her, she says, “If they do, they don’t tell me.” She says she has never been one to try to run her adult children’s lives, and they give her the same respect.

Maybe being born in the Smokey Mountain area of Tennessee, instilled in her the appreciation and beauty of being out in nature. For years, she and her husband traveled to see their son in Colorado and she often went back to Tennessee to visit family. But when she retired, she got down to some serious road trips! By 1989, she was ready to take it to the next level, and traded her tent for a camper and new pickup. By the time she was ready for a new truck in 2004, she estimates she had approximately 108,000 travel miles on her first one. Doris explains that her husband George prefers a different type of vacation, finding her preference of camping in remote areas rather boring. So although he has met her at a couple of her destinations, it is usually just she and her dog that spend several months a year traveling and camping. Admitting there are some who might find her free spirit and trusting nature to be naïve, Doris says she has never had anything happen to cause her to be fearful or mistrustful. She has never had any vehicle trouble or an accident. She doesn’t use a GPS, but does appreciate having a

Doris’ travels have taken her throughout the United States including New Mexico, California, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky and of course, Michigan. She prefers campgrounds where she can have a shady, remote spot that will accommodate her dog and give her peace and quiet. She doesn’t mind traveling solo, enjoying the early morning walks with her dog and keeping her own routine and itinerary. But she has met many nice people along the way, and keeps in touch with a few. Doris also seeks out campgrounds with reasonable fees and returns to those she finds accommodating. You might expect that Doris will slow down or give up her camping at some point, but that isn’t her plan any time soon. To put it in her words, “I never think about age. If I feel like it, I go!” And with that, she is packing her camper to head off to Midland, Michigan where she will spend a few days at a big antique market. Proving once again, you’re never too old to enjoy a new adventure!

Protect pets through the dog days of summer The warm weather has arrived and conscientious pet owners typically reevaluate how to care for their pets. As the seasons change, so may a pet’s needs, and different safety precautions might be necessary.

Animal cruelty laws apply to just about anyone who endangers their animal’s life through negligence. Failure to take weather conditions into consideration may be a criminal act, depending on where a pet owner lives.

Warm weather seasons are many people’s favorite time of year. Pets, too, enjoy the benefits of the warm weather, including more opportunities to frolic outside. But the sunshine and hot weather that is synonymous with the summer season can prove treacherous to some pets.

To avoid heat-related injury to a companion animal, keep these tips in mind.

Although the hot-weather months are sometimes called “the dog days of summer,” that doesn’t mean that your dog enjoys them. Dogs, cats and small animals who are left inside a hot car, even if just for a few minutes, can be susceptible to heat-related illness and even death. Dogs are particularly vulnerable to the heat because they can only cool off by panting and through the sweat glands in the pads of their feet. weejee calico cat 1 year old female

* Even on a day that seems mild, an enclosed car can reach deadly temperatures. A Stanford University study found that even when it was a mere 72 F outdoors, the interior temperature of a car reached 116 F within one hour. Research further indicated that cracking the windows of the car had little effect on lowering the internal temperature of the vehicle. * It is important to provide pets with extra water, as they may be more thirsty when it is hot outdoors. If you will be spending a day away from home, leave one or two bowls of water available and put in a few ice cubes, which will help keep the water cooler. clipper Chihuahua/Terrier mix adult male

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eth and Dan Eller thought they wanted to retire. They planned to find a quiet little farm house close to friends and family and fill it with treasures they had been collecting over their years together. Beth said good-bye to her career as a special education teacher after 33 years and Dan decided he was ready to do the same with his own company, Eller Plumbing.

Mounted on the walls are original works of art from around the United States. They have found one-of-a-kind pieces at estate sales throughout the country. The Ellers buy what they like and what they think will appeal to people here. Beth and Dan do admit they have a soft spot for art that comes from dabbling with paint and photography.

They found the perfect place, loaded up the truck and moved to Reading, MI. Everything was going just as they planned but life, as we all know, has a way of interrupting the best laid plans.

Among some of their featured items are reproductions of a 1931 Christmas book titled “The Christ Child”, along with some note cards made by the same author and illustrator. The Ellers enjoy researching the artists who’s works cross their paths. They also subscribe to monthly publications on antiques and art in their never-ending quest to improve their mercantile.

Beth realized she loved searching for treasures to fill their farmhouse. So much so, once she started, she just didn’t want to stop. And so was born the Basswood Corners Mercantile. The Ellers found the name in the local history books when they discovered the community’s beginnings in 1840. Settlers first named what is now Reading as Basswood Corners after a group of Basswood trees that grew nearby. Basswood brings together both history and heritage in a setting that envelops visitors in yesteryear ambiance. From the counter that was handmade by a local carpenter from an old photograph found on the premises, to the art and collectibles prominently displayed throughout the mercantile, Basswood offers a little something for everyone. When the Ellers took over the building they found the cabinetry and cubby holes added character so they left them for their visitors to enjoy.

Basswood Corners Mercantile has a little something for everyone. From rare, hard to find antique pieces that make you catch your breath to simply penny candy that is always on hand for their youngest visitors. The next time you are in Reading, MI be sure to make a stop at the mercantile. Basswood Corners is located at 112 E. Michigan Street and is open 11am to 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Happy Hunting.





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Plan ahead so summer socials don’t hurt your healthy eating goals. Family get-togethers, neighborhood parties, work celebrations: eat, drink, eat, drink, eat, eat, eat. It seems that all parties revolve around FOOD! And typically, party fare isn’t necessarily healthy fare. But even the busiest “Party Animals” can survive without disaster if you follow these simple party survival tips. Plan ahead Eat a low-fat breakfast and lunch to save up a few extra fat grams to spend at the party. However, do NOT arrive at the party overly hungry either! In fact, eating a small snack before you go is a good idea. Include exercise before you go Let’s face it, parties generally mean a few more calories than you usually eat. Overindulge on a day you don’t exercise and your fat cells will grow all night long! To prevent this from happening, be sure to exercise before you go. Mingle AWAY from the food Standing beside a big bowl of cashews or Spanish peanuts can really throw a monkey wrench into your weight-loss efforts. Think I’m kidding? Just try to stand or sit near an enticing bowl of nuts and NOT unconsciously eat a little handful here, another handful there. Although you swear it wasn’t much, it was an unconscious downing of 10 grams of fat per handful! Use a plate One thing that puts on weight is eating more than you’re aware of. Anytime you nibble on things directly from the bowl, you can end up eating more than if you put all the food on a plate. Therefore, create a healthful boundary for yourself: Everything goes on a plate. Make it a small plate for even better results! P.S. There’s freedom within boundaries. Put foods to the “pinch, slip and shine” test One way to scout out fat is to perform what I call the “pinch, slip and shine test.” The test is simple. If upon pinching the item, you see a lot of “slip and shine,” that tells you there is a lot of fat. The following are appetizers that will undoubtedly give you a positive slip and shine reading, therefore alerting you to limit them. • Egg Rolls • Buttery crackers • Potato chips • Chicken wings • Meatballs • Pigs-in-a-blanket • Anything wrapped in bacon

Halve it and you can have it! When faced with an assortment of yummy dips, gooey sweets, or irresistible fried treats, think, “Halve it and you can have it.” This strategy works anytime, anywhere and will keep you from feeling deprived while halving the calories you would normally eat. Avoid drinking all your calories “But I hardly ate a thing! How did I gain weight?” Think before you drink: • Wine (3 oz.): 85 calories • Beer, regular (12 oz.): 150 calories • Beer, light (12 oz.): 100 calories • Cider (12 oz.): 180 calories • Fruit punch (12 oz.): 180 calories • Piña colada (6 oz.): 325 calories Opt for: Club soda or sparkling water to dilute punch or fruit juice; mineral water, low-calorie soda or diet tonic water. Or better yet, add a slice of lemon or lime to a refreshing glass of pure water! Keep your focus away from the food While good food is certainly an important part of an enjoyable party, be sure you keep it in perspective. Appreciate the other great things: Socializing, music, games and activities. Stop Eating Early Even if you stay late, decide when you will quit eating and do just that: Quit eating. This strategy can do wonders to prevent that continuous “just because it’s there” munching, saving you hundreds of calories. No matter what, stay positive Even if you did overdo it at the party, keep things in perspective. You do not need to be “perfect” all the time, and one event does not make you an overweight person or give you high cholesterol. Say, “It’s no big deal,” and start your next day back on your healthy fitness regime.

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S.O.S. Sort, Organize, and Simplify Your Life!

ORGANIZING KID CHAOS! As the schools dismissed for the summer, and the teachers gave a collective “sighhh….” it was quickly followed by a collective “EEK….” by mothers everywhere! Let’s face itwhere there are kids, clutter reigns, and having them home all day can throw your house into royal chaos! Here are some SOS tips for getting the clutter and chaos under control: SET THEM UP FOR SUCCESS! Put storage and organizing tools in place that make it easier for kids to cooperate and participate in the day-to-day cleanup.

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• Look for beds that come with storage options like drawers and shelves. Toys and art supplies can be tucked underneath the bed, and books can be at arm’s reach for sleepy time reading. • Make a sports storage zone- an old wooden barrel, given a good coat of paint, provides storage for items from pool toys to sports balls. • Put clothes on open shelves and in color-coded bins (i.e. red for socks, blue for pajamas.) It will be easier for kids to dress themselves and <fingers crossed> put their laundry away. • Clear, stackable plastic drawers are perfect for storing Little People and Lego pieces. Kids are more likely to stay organized and actually play with toys when they can see inside the containers. Pull drawers out of the base for play time, then slide them back in at cleanup. • Put supplies on display. Use a wall-mounted, magnetic strip (commonly used as a kitchen knife strip) as a supply station. Place markers, pencils and crayons in small, metal containers (or glue magnetic strips to the original boxes), and stick them to the strip. • Try a little bribery! Give the kids a few good-sized shoe boxes and tell them to put all the toys they don’t want into the boxes. Offer to put $10 a box into their savings accounts! • Place a laundry basket on the closet floor to contain footwear. An errant shoe is a lot less likely to walk off if corralled. • Sort toys with your kids on a regular basis. It always helps to schedule a purge right before a birthday or the holidays when they are looking forward to some new toys. BE CREATIVE! Pare down keepsakes, clothes and toys to a realistic and manageable amount. Then use fun and unique ways to store and display them.

• Exhibit the latest work from your budding artist with a casual display made of a clothes drying rack attached to the wall. Use clothes pins or binder clips to show off art projects. • Instead of cramming stuffed animals into a bottomless bin, create a display and take advantage of wall space. Sew pieces of wooly Velcro to the back or side of each toy, and then apply strips of Velcro adhesive to the wall. Keep in mind the child’s reach. They can even re-arrange them to tell a story. • Incorporate a few high shelves into a child’s room for showcasing treasured or breakable items that shouldn’t be handled without supervision. • Look for fun storage. Vintage children’s suitcases found at garage sales can be packed with off season or to-grow-into clothing. • Show off art without nail holes. Create a gallery with colorful, wall-safe painter’s tape made into frames. The tape/ frames will peel right off to change the exhibit at any time. • Invest in stylish boxes, a different color for each child, for piles of papers and assorted pipe-cleaner creations. Buy several in case the color is discontinued. If you stick with shallow boxes, it will help keep you honest about how much you can save! • For children’s art or creative writings you love but can’t save, scan into the computer and make a book. You can condense a whole year of art into one slim keepsake. • Make a habit of sorting through clothes three times a year- early spring, back to school and after the holidays. If there is a sentimental dress or onesie you can’t bear to part with, pin it into a shadow box as art. • Attach a shoe bag with compartments (use one with clear vinyl pockets to easily view the contents) to the back of the door, or inside the closet. Use it to store toys like small dolls, stuffed animals and cars. • An inexpensive, colorful, plastic garbage container can also be used to hold toys. Let your child decorate it with his or her own graffiti and stickers. I hope you will find these ideas for storing and organizing your kid clutter helpful. But remember-the first step is to free your family from too much stuff! By helping your children let go of items like toys, clothing and art work, you are teaching them boundaries (i.e. they can only have as many books as there is bookshelf space), and sending the message that having time and energy for enjoying each other, is more important than a bunch of stuff!

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Growing up in a family of 15 children in a mining town in Kentucky, Edd Moore’s life certainly wasn’t easy. He was born in 1944 and, as was common in that time and place, left school at age 16. His father was a coal miner and farmer; Edd refers to their family as “dirt poor.” His first job was working for a paper wood mill where he loaded train box cars for $5 per car. When he was given a low classification after his Army physical at age 19, he thought he was likely to be passed up for the military draft. When he was 21, he moved to Michigan and got a job in the oil fields. In July of 1966, he married his girlfriend Susie. By January of 1967 they were settling into married life and were expecting their first baby, when Edd learned he was being drafted to serve in the U.S. Army. The Vietnam War was in full swing, surrounded by controversy as no other conflict had ever been. As many of his peers refused to serve, going so far as to leave the country to avoid the draft, Edd reported as required. Of course Susie didn’t want him to go, especially with a baby on the way, and tells that even her father had strong feelings, advising him to refuse to report. But Edd says deserting or running was not an option for him, simply stating,”I had to, I just had to.”


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In basic training, Edd learned 90% of their group would be sent to Vietnam so he knew early on that would probably be his destiny. He got a break when he was assigned to take his AIT (Advanced Infantry Training) in Hawaii. Even though Susie was eight months pregnant, she joined him so they were able to be together for the birth of their son, Alan. In December of 1967, 120 men were put on a boat where they would spend the next 16 days, headed to their assignment in South Vietnam. He says it was 16 straight days of KP duty and salt water showers! Upon landing, they were taken by truck to a base camp where every few days they would be flown out and dropped off in the middle of conflict areas. Edd remembers the weather being miserable- very hot, constant rain- traipsing through rice paddies, sea rations that were inedible and hot meals being served only every five to eight days. He was assigned to carry the radio for a Second Lieutenant, the Platoon Leader of Company A. As part of Edd’s duties, he would often have to call for a Red Cross helicopter to carry out dead or injured comrades. In addition to the severe weather and living conditions, Edd says there was much confusion and misunderstanding about the war in general. He felt he had a good grasp of what they were trying to do, but many didn’t understand why our military was there. Even the South Vietnamese they were trying to help didn’t always welcome their presence. At daylight on March 16, 1968, Edd’s company was one of three groups totaling 300 that were dropped into the large village of My Lai. Because of the terrain and unusual way the North Vietnamese attacked, it was common practice for the American troops to “round up” everyone in the village and put them in one place so they could be watched and accounted for.* They would then spread out in a long line and begin advancing into an area, prepared to go

to combat with any opposing forces they would encounter. On this morning as usual, Edd was with the Second Lieutenant, and in charge of the radio activity. They were just getting ready to eat some sea rations, when they heard an explosion. Edd was the third person to arrive at the scene, quickly calling for a medical helicopter. When it arrived, he volunteered to carry one of his friends, Douglas Cook, to be evacuated. As Edd was returning to where he had laid his radio, he stepped on a booby trap. The explosion blew him about ten feet, where he landed on his face. At first he thought he had just hurt his knee, but then realized the explosion had ripped off the bottom part of his leg. By 9:00 a.m. that same morning, Edd Moore was on a Red Cross helicopter with six other men. Even though the medic in the field had tied a tourniquet around the top of his leg, he recalls there being “lots and lots of blood.” He was flown to a big, floating hospital in an ocean (he’s not even sure exactly where he was), then later taken to a US Military hospital in Japan where he had surgery to cut away the damaged area of his lower leg. He eventually ended up at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. While Edd was at the first hospital, he learned that his friend Doug had not survived. In the meantime, Susie Moore was living in Jonesville with her parents and taking care of their son. She clearly remembers that day the taxi came to their house with a telegram. At first she didn’t want to take it. Her thought was that Edd may have been killed so she reasoned that if she didn’t read it, it wouldn’t be true. When she did, it told her only that he had been injured. They didn’t give her details or explain the severity of the injury, only saying he would be brought back to the states and she would get another telegram at that time. When he arrived in Washington, Edd called Susie and in two days she surprised him by walking into the hospital. Edd would spend the next six months in the hospital, receiving physical therapy twice a day, being fitted for a prosthesis and recoveringmentally as well as physically. Susie was able to stay in a visitors cottage on the grounds. In the years since, Edd has had eight different artificial legs. He has no feeling from the knee down and his leg is gone from just above his ankle. He has had to have his opposite knee replaced, a residual effect of his unsteady gate. He has never let it restrict him, saying the only two things he can’t do are run and stand to take a shower. In addition to his physical scars, he suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder.) Although Edd admits that when he returned home, he often found himself depressed and spending a lot of time thinking about his experiences, he was determined to not let the physical or mental injuries keep him from taking care of his family. Although he is technically considered 100% disabled by the Army, less than a month after being discharged, he went looking for work and was hired at Vaco Products (later called Klein Tools) where he was employed until they closed. He didn’t ask for

special treatment. In fact, he assured them if he was hired that he would not let his leg keep him from anything they would ask of him; he kept his word, being a dedicated employee for 38 years. Susie and Edd went on to have two more children, daughters Amanda and Amy. Edd speaks highly of the Veteran’s Administration and the medical facilities, saying they have always provided him with good care. Now that he is no longer employed, he receives a full disability pension. Because of the controversy and opposition to our involvement in Vietnam, many Vietnam vets were disrespected upon returning. Edd says he never experienced that. But when he made the decision to obey the draft order to serve his country, he was a young, naïve, country boy. His son Alan was a newborn when he shipped out to Vietnam and was a one year old toddler when he returned. In less than two years, he experienced more fear, sadness, trauma, loss and pain, than many do in a lifetime. When asked if he was forced to kill while serving, he drops his head and quietly responds, “I don’t like to talk about it.” And people who know him, even those closest to him, will tell you, he doesn’t. But that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten. As our time together came to an end, Edd pulled out a small wooden box of treasures. Inside were several medals, including a Purple Heart (a military decoration awarded to those wounded or killed while serving with the US military.) And among some faded pictures, there was a special one of his friend, Douglas Cook…..a reminder of another one of the many things Edd Moore lost that morning in Vietnam.

As we celebrate our freedom on this July 4th, my prayer is that Edd’s story will help us remember that freedom isn’t free. Let us never forget the price paid by our service men and women, and the sacrifices made by their families. May God bless America. Postcript: *Edd would later learn that after he was evacuated out that morning, Lt. William Calley ordered the killing of all the civilians they had brought together. Reported death totals vary from 347 to over 500. There was an attempted cover-up and Calley was later court martialed. For further information, research the ‘My Lai Massacre.’

life is the berries Three Weak Days

By Laura Loveberry Simply Hers Magazine

Did you know when you’re feeling weak, you can be so strong? I am learning this one big concept in my latest three events of public speaking ministry. First, as I am sharing at a ladies luncheon, I am prompted go off my planned message to reveal the raw reality of how draining, demanding, and difficult life can be raising a special-needs child. I love my daughter to the moon and back, but at times I feel inadequate as a parent. This is not in my notes, but I feel compelled to just get real about my parental challenges. As I am speaking, my eyes meet with a teary-eyed woman in the audience who obviously relates to the struggles. I explain I can not do this earthly life without the heavenly power of God. Jesus did NOT say life would be easy breezy. Storms will come, yet Christ is the anchor to hold us secure. After my talk is over, this watery-eyed woman in the audience comes up to tell me she too has a child with the same issues as mine. She could totally relate to my journey, and today she put her faith in Jesus Christ! Her new-found faith and strength are starting instantly to give her encouragement for the long uphill climb. The next speaking/concert event, I am again prompted to go a different direction from my notes. I am talking on the subject of how life can be hard, but God gives us the courage to carry on. At the front of the room, a fidgeting woman appears overtly uncomfortable. As I am sharing how Jesus loves each person in the room and desires a close relationship, the restless woman stands up and walks out right in front of me. Awkward. As I continue to speak to the group, my mind silently prays for whatever is happening in her heart. Is she just late to be somewhere? Is she wrestling with the concept Jesus loves her and longs for a relationship? What just happened here, and can I stay focused as I speak?


The next day I am speaking at a mother/daughter dinner, and I forget to bring my notes. I know the message pretty well, but this could get ugly. I am feeling a bit out-of-sorts without the reliance of the notes incase I draw a blank. Before I start, I pray a brief prayer for wisdom to speak what God has planned. What an encouragement this no-notes night turns out to be. The audience and I are as one

on the same page. The ladies are mostly Believers is Jesus, so I encourage them to take their pain and make it a pearl for God by helping others with similar problems. I emphatically cheer them on to take the messes in their lives and make them into ministry. I say take their junk and make it a jewel for Jesus. Three very different days in ministry wrap around my human failings and struggles. I share my weakness and exhaustion in the first, and the life of one divinely appointed audience member chooses to follow Christ for strength in her strenuous journey. In the second, I struggle to stay focused on the message, as a woman walks away when I come to clearly share the life-changing power of God for their lives. Some may not think this is a successful speaking opportunity, but if a spiritual seed is planted and later on it blooms in her heart, then this disconcerting moment may grow into peaceful life in Christ. And in the third event, I absolutely had to trust every word to be God’s victorious plan, because I was a failure at preparedness with absolutely no notes. God gets the glory for making the night a glorious blessing! Have you ever, like me, felt fragile and feeble in following Jesus? Parenting life far from perfect, people walking away when you speak, absentmindedly forgetting important things…these failing times can be winning moments with God. The Bible strengthens our sometimes weary way in these inspiring words found in 2 Corinthians 12: 9b-10 NIV, “…My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” At times do you feel feeble, frail, or even a total failure? When you find yourself lacking, look to the LORD, learn by heart inspirational verses, and lean on our Almighty God. His power is perfect when our strength is gone. For when you are weak, then you are strong.

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Ahhh Summer. The feel of freedom is here at last. Finally we can kick off the shoes, prop up our feet and let the soft summer breeze remind us of how lucky we are to live in Michigan. Nowhere else can one find the pure joy of sitting outside and embracing the warm sun in quite the same way. There is just something magical about summer in Michigan. Perhaps it is the long winter months that we had to endure the gray skies and whipping wind. Perhaps it is the plants that have finally grown lush from the weeks of drenching rain that we made it through in the spring. Whatever it is, being outdoors this time of year is incrediblly satisfying. With all that being said, we also LOVE to be comfortable and surrounded by special touches that make the outside feel more “homey.” So here is a collection of fun decorating ideas that add style and pinach to any outdoor setting.

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Create ambience with themed decorations. Let’s face it, red, white and blue will never go out of style. Especially during the dog days of summer. You don’t have to go overboard to show your American patriotism. A well placed flag garland coupled with some quaint hanging lanterns will instantly transform any outdoor space into a spirit lifting oasis. Or, bring the seashore to your backyard by filling colorful buckets with sand and sunflowers.

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Who said that outdoor furniture could only be made of wicker or teak? Bringing a few of your indoor pieces outside is a great unexpected touch to make your yard feel cozy and enjoyable. Create cozy sitting areas to encourage your guests to sit and relax. A few stragically placed throw pillows will add color and comfort.

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Setting a table outside can be a challenge, make wind less of an issue by skipping a tablecloth. Small bowls of fresh fruit can weight dishes and greet guests. You may also use theme appropriate citronella candles, they will add a splash of color while keeping visiting pests from pestering your visitors. Set up tables in separate areas say, drinks in one spot, dessert in another to encourage guests to roam.

Ring of fire

All the crackle of a campfire without the need to rough it. Set up a fire pit on grass or a stone patio. There is something magical about sitting around a dancing fire and enjoying the fresh evening air. Go a step further and surprise your guests with a cart loaded with a S’mores buffet and let them get involved in the action by creating an end of the evening treat. Michigan summer is in full swing and outdoor entertaining is a perfect way to spend an evening with friends and family. So throw down some pillows, light some candles and eat a S’more for me.

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ith a passion for creativity, hard work, and use of natural materials, the owner and operator of Frontier Earthscape, Kevin Kirkingburg, has quite a portfolio of beautiful projects he’s completed over the last few years. Specializing in rock walls, seawalls, pathways, staircases, flagstone paths and patios, fire pits and water features, Frontier Earthscape has a reputation for creatively blending nature and function to please each customer’s sense of design, while still being mindful of their budget. Focusing on being different than other landscapers, this is how Kevin describes his business- “We are earthscapers, specializing in the use of native, natural materials. We limit the use of heavy equipment and power tools, combining artistic vision with good, old fashioned physical labor. We are a small company and plan to remain that way, making each project custom and unique. I enjoy working with a customer who has a vision or idea, and then making it come to life.” Part of what makes Frontier Earthscape unique is the way Kevin hand-picks the material and uses creative planning to make each project special. Customers are amazed at his work ethic and often comment on his long hours and focused determination to take the job from design plan to completion. Knowing his work will last for many years, he takes pride in the fact that it will be enjoyed by future generations.


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Ladies, this time the column is all about us. Men, take a hike. This is personal and private stuff we’re talking about today so move on. What are we talking about you ask? Urination. Yes, you heard it right; the need to urinate, pee, relieve our bladders, go potty, whatever you want to call it. It all means the same thing and it’s this “need” that can put us over the edge. Kids! That’s what did me in. I love my boys dearly, wouldn’t give ‘em up for anything. Well... No, no, I mean it, I wouldn’t give them up for any reason whatsoever, even though carrying them for nine months ruined various body parts, especially my bladder. I have four great kids; the two I carried for nine long is it ever going to end months, and two I got “by default” when I married their dad. The two I carried did terrible things to my innards. What the four of them did to my mind is even worse, but that’s a story for another time. For nine months my boys kicked, they punched, they bounced, and they laid heavily on my bladder. God gave that specific body part just so much elasticity and my kids stretched it to the limit, plus some. Now I’m left with leaky parts. So the question is what does a bladder impaired woman do when the “need” arises? As a BIW myself, I believe we’ve all probably developed our own little tricks to deal with these situations. I know I have. Mostly it’s just shoving and pushing people out of the way so I can get to the bathroom first. Women, children, old ladies, I don’t care, just stay outta my way and nobody will get hurt. The “need” hit me suddenly just yesterday and it’s a good thing my mother had a tight hold on her walker, otherwise she might have had my footprints on her backside. Lest you think me heartless, had I knocked her down, I would have helped her back up after I was done in the bathroom.


I had planned on sharing a few of my best ploys with you in this article, but then I thought about it and I was afraid someone might use them against me. One of you could see me standing in a hallway not moving, with a look of panic on my face. You would realize I’m having a moment and can’t move for fear of tinkling down my leg. You may be tempted to startle

me or try to make me laugh. Please don’t. You may be a BIW one day yourself. Remember that old saying about paybacks! I’d hate to have to hunt you down. The thing is I know I have bladder issues so I usually try to avoid those urgent situations at all costs. Sometimes though I get caught up in something and the next thing I know, I’m searching for a bathroom while standing there jumping from foot to foot trying desperately not to hold myself like a little girl. If you see me in a frantic situation like that, please don’t interfere. Just point the way to the bathroom and step back. I’d do the same for you. Just to show you what a good person I can be, here’s a hint for any BIW: wear dark pants. I’ve learned from experience, it’s harder to notice the wet spots. My husband and I have devised a plan when we travel. It’s similar to the game, stoplight that kids play. When I’m on green he can keep driving, but when I start to feel the “need,” I tell him I’m on yellow. That means I’m okay for now, but if he sees a rest area don’t even ask, just put the turn signal on. If I tell him I’m on orange, it means I’m not quite at crisis status yet, but I’m getting really close so find a bathroom … NOW. When I’m on red I’m dangerous and people need to get out of my way. At that point I better be right outside a bathroom door ‘cause I am now at emergency levels and my bladder is screaming for immediate relief. I need to pee now and I mean RIGHT NOW!! At this point I’m usually running and dribbling in my underwear at the same time. I don’t hit red often, but when I do it’s not pleasant. I end up in the bathroom stall trying to dry out my panties with toilet paper. This is not something I’m proud of and I’d like you all to know that I find these confessions to be painful and embarrassing. So tell me, ladies, what tricks do you have up your sleeve or pant leg as the case may be? We’re all in this together so email me at willie@simplyhers.net so we can share secrets. From one BIW to another, let’s stand united and not let our “need” put us over the edge.

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You just learned from an acquaintance that your man’s best friend is having marital problems. You ask your man. He’s surprised to learn the news. They’re best friends, you think, why doesn’t he know already? Men’s brains are designed to look for facts and solutions so we can solve problems and fix things. Indeed, Louann Brizendine, PhD, describes the male brain as “a lean mean problem-solving machine.” We’re also built to compete. For men life itself is a competition. You think your man is talking about sports with his friends? He’s not. They’re talking about who knows more about sports. It’s a verbal competition. Men’s desire to fix and compete explains why we don’t ask for help unless we really need it. Men want to feel competent. If we can’t fix our own problem, we’re not competent. Giving your guy unsolicited advice tells him that you think he’s incompetent. When men meet socially, we want to escape the serious problem solving and competition of the workplace; but we still do what we’re designed to do: Fix stuff and compete. However neither of these involve finding out how our buddy’s life is going. Learning whether his wife enjoys her new job doesn’t provide information that will help fix anything. Why seek answers that won’t help us fix things or compete better? When men relax together, we’re interested in the new car our buddy is looking at and how our favorite sports teams are doing. But, if our buddy is having problems at home, we’ll tread lightly


around the subject. If he wants our help, he’ll ask. Meanwhile, we’ll let him solve his own problems. So what should you do? Women play a huge role in their man’s life as the only close friend he may have, who he can talk to about personal issues. There are several basic rules that will make it easier for your man to talk to you. First, you have to wait for him to bring up personal matters. Second, NEVER share what he tells you with your friends or family. If he wanted them to know, he’d tell them. Telling your friends breaks trust and may make it the last time he’ll ever trust you with personal information. Don’t mock him. Men thrive on respect. Mocking his secrets will end the conversation, and may end your relationship. Only make suggestions when he asks for them. If he sounds upset, he may only be venting. Wait for a specific question. Don’t criticize him for what he’s thinking or how he got in the situation. Just like women often want men to listen, without trying to fix things, he wants you to listen, without criticizing. You hold a special position in your man’s life. His male friends are extremely important, but you’re probably the only one who has a chance to see the deepest parts of his heart. Treat this position with special care and your relationship will flourish.


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Old Enough To Know Better! By Jean Karr Simply Hers Magazine

Bullying is defined (Einarsen, 1999) as: Repeated actions and practices that are directed to one or more persons, which are unwanted by the victim; may be done deliberately or unconsciously, but clearly cause humiliation, offence or distress, and may interfere with performance and/or cause an unpleasant environment. Unfortunately, bullying is even alive and well in the senior community. Just take a look around and you’ll realize little bullies grow old too! If we are concerned with community health and wellness, we must acknowledge that bullying is an issue even for the elderly. Last fall I attended a workshop by Loraleigh Keashly from the Department of Communications at Wayne State entitled, “Bullying in Senior Communities: Old enough to know better?” After the workshop I asked questions and spoke about the subject with several community members. The examples they gave may surprise you, as they did me: From a senior gathering/resource center: “It happens every day in the community room where people want to eat with their friends and exclude others for various reasons. Some of the unkind reasons they give can be anything from a bad smell, dirty clothes, or even their inability to eat ‘correctly’ because they’ve had a stroke or a disease such as Parkinson’s.” From a nursing home aide: “In the dining room one lady was mean to another because she couldn’t hear. The lady


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With summer upon us and everyone heading for the lake, there is nothing like a good beach read! The romance novel genre is blessed with a slew of very good authors who each have a good writing style in addition to happy love stories; nothing too heavy—just lighthearted fare. That’s what you need when visiting the beach. So grab your beach bag, suntan lotion, and lawn chair and settle down in front of some Great Lakes waves! Speaking of lighthearted fare, if you haven’t read Sophie Kinsella you are in for a treat. She has written a series of books entitled “The Shopaholic Novels” that will make you smile. Some of them are a tad preposterous, but on the whole, you will enjoy the series. In the first one, Confessions of a Shopaholic, we are introduced to Becky Bloomwood, our heroine for the series. She loves to shop and has, little by little, put herself into great debt. The first story takes us through her life as a shopaholic and, of course, ends with a future husband, Luke, and a managed budget. There was a movie based on this book and it was a bit silly, but entertaining. Her second in the series, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, revolves around her new job and her new guy, Luke. The third, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, well you can guess what that’s about. Shopaholic and Sister reunites her with her long-lost sister, with whom she thinks she has nothing in common. The fifth, Shopaholic and Baby, is also obvious. In the final novel, Mini Shopaholic, we find a harried Becky with Minnie, her out-of-control two-year old. Minnie wants everything she sees (like her mother) and mommy Becky just doesn’t know how to say “no”. Sophie has also written a couple of stand-alone books, and one I enjoyed was Can You Keep A Secret? Our heroine, Emma Corrigan, is traveling on an airplane which she believes is going to crash. She begins babbling all of her regrets and secrets to the man sitting next to her on the plane. And, of course, when she gets back to work she discovers the stranger is her company’s elusive CEO, who has come to inspect and familiarize himself with the


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The Dow Center offers one of hillsdale’s finest venues for your special event, whether it is large or small. we are the ideal location for company dinners, holiday parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, class reunions, family gatherings, or any occasion where friends, families, or colleagues wish to meet. The variety of room sizes and expansive lobby areas offers excellent opportunities for social gatherings and pre-function conversation. we can easily accommodate groups from five to 500. The Curtiss Dining hall is the first choice of couples for their wedding reception. The space boasts a long expanse of windows, and appropriate areas for meal service, dancing, and other social activities. hillsdale Dining service is our on-site caterer. They offer an array of dining options from hors d’oeuvre receptions to buffets and plated entrees. Clients may customize their dining choices or choose from standard menu selections. The catering manager is experienced in providing options for the meeting planner and will be happy to develop a menu unique to each occasion.

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In a saucepan large enough to hold the ribs, combine all the ingredients except the ribs and barbecue sauce and bring to a boil. Immerse the ribs into the hot liquid, they should be completely covered. Bring back to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour until the meat is tender. Turn off the heat and let the ribs cool in the cooking liquid. This can be done several hours before grilling. Refrigerate if necessary. Keep the ribs in liquid. When ready to serve, lightly oil the grate and preheat the grill to hot. Remove the ribs from the cooking liquid and pat dry. Brush both sides with BBQ sauce and place the ribs meat side down on the grill. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, basting with barbecue sauce, until golden and crisp. Turn on the other side and cook for another 6 minutes until nicely brown. Remove from the grill and serve immediately with extra barbecue sauce on the side. Note: The best reader-submitted ribs recipe from the Kaboose Barbeque Recipes Contest. Found at Kaboose.com

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Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced

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2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice, juice Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil for cooking pasta. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat. Meanwhile, cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Freshly ground pepper, to taste

8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine, or spaghetti* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided

*Whole-wheat pastas are higher in fiber than white pastas. They can be found in health-food stores and some large supermarkets.

Add the pasta, the reserved cooking liquid, Parmesan and 1/4 cup basil to the mushrooms in the skillet; toss to coat well. Serve immediately, garnished with remaining basil.

Prime Rib Perfection

Recipe found at eatingwell.com


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Jerk chicken with slaw 3 heads baby bok choy, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 cups shredded red cabbage 1/2 of a peeled, cored fresh pineapple, chopped 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 4 teaspoons packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons jerk seasoning 4 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1. In a very large bowl combine bok choy, cabbage and pineapple. Cook over medium heat on a lightly greased grill pan or 12-inch heavy Combine cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of the brown sugar. Drizzle skillet for 6 totheres 8 minutes, once,all until no can pink eat remains ould you go to their website -their home page schrolls and oneturning that says you ribs(170 over bok choy mixture; toss to coat. Set aside. degrees F). Remove chicken to cutting board.

and walleye all day everydaycould we use those picks in place of the rib pic that we have and ad the all you can eat info?maybe 2. In a large, resealable plastic bag combine the remaining 2 teaspoons 3. Slice chicken. Serve chicken with pineapple slaw. Makes 4 servings. take off join us patio Add chicken; shake of the brown sugar, the flour, andon jerkthe seasoning. well to coat. and put the all you can eat info on top and the all day every day where you have slow smoked? Recipe found at bhgcom

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honeysuckle cookies 1 cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 1 tablespoon orange blossom water 2 tablespoons good quality honey 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt

A summery taste from our friends down south Beat softened butter at medium speed until creamy, then gradually add sugar and beat well. Stir in orange blossom water & honey. Combine flour and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Roll dough to ½ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2 ½ in round cutter or any shape cutter desired.

of each cookie. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheet. Bake at 275°F for 50 minutes, or until the bottoms begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Complements of The Sugared Violet ~ Enjoy! Donna Ellen McManus , Owner~Pastry Chef

Prepare honeysuckle flower by cutting the green base off the bottom of the flower and also the anther of the stamen and place flower on the top



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Shadow’s Famous BBQ Nachos Crispy tortilla chips topped with melted cheddar c jalapeño peppers and your choice of Hand-Pulled Half order…4.00

Create Your Own Nachos Crispy tortilla chips topped with melted cheddar c Half order. . .4.00 Choose any three toppings—bacon, green onion, sour212 cream, green olive, chili, diced tomato, lettuce E. Chicago St. (US-12) | Jonesville Extra toppings …50¢ 517-849-BBQ2 (2272) Add Pulled Chicken, Pulled Pork or Beef Briske


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grasshopper dessert 1 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs 1/4 cup melted butter 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme 2 tablespoons creme de menthe 2 tablespoons creme de cacao green food coloring 1 cup whipping cream Reserve about 1 tablespoon of cookie crumbs for the topping; toss remaining crumbs with melted butter. Press crumbs in bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. In a small bowl, combine marshmallow, liqueurs, and food coloring if using. Whip until light and fluffy. Whip the whipping cream in another bowl; fold into the marshmallow mixture. Spoon over cookie crumb crust; sprinkle reserved crumbs over the top. Freeze grasshopper dessert for about 8 hours or overnight. Cut grasshopper dessert in squares. Serve with whipped cream and garnish with shaved chocolate. Recipe found at aboutcom

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W isdom


Have You Read Your Horoscope Today? CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, there is no easy way around something you need to get done at work. Being scatterbrained may add to the pressure of getting things done.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have to ask a lot of questions to get to the root of a problem that’s been bothering you. You have the personality to get to the answers easily.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, an unexpected partnership could arise. While it may be bumpy at the start, after a few days, the two of you will work out all of the kinks.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, patience and motivation is all you need to start tackling that to-do list. Finding a partner to help will make the work go twice as fast.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, after some busy months, you are ready for a vacation. This well-deserved respite could be an elaborate trip to some place exotic, if you should so choose.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, others often look to you for inspiration. You will not disappoint when you offer some unique ideas.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, with so many creative ideas constantly whirling in your head, it can sometimes be difficult zeroing in on one. Luckily soon you will get things in order. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, avoid passing judgement on someone else close to you. Listen to their problems and work with them to find a good solution.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 An agreement will be nullified before you even get started, Aries. It is time to come up with a different plan of action if you want better results. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Relationship woes have slowed you down, Taurus. It could take a few days before you return to full speed. Delegate some of your responsibilities, if necessary.


CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 There’s no use procrastinating on something that needs to get done, Capricorn. It will only prolong the amount of time you have to worry about it.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, with so many momentous things going on it can be hard to keep track of all the things you need to get done. A few tips on organization will go a long way.

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Simply Hers July/August 2012  

Local women's magazine for Hillsdale, Branch and Lenawee counties in Michigan

Simply Hers July/August 2012  

Local women's magazine for Hillsdale, Branch and Lenawee counties in Michigan