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By Rob Shewman

Back-to-school time can be very busy for students and parents alike. One item not usually on the top of to-do lists is car care maintenance. Whether they’re attending high school or heading off to college, this can be an opportune time to conduct a maintenance review to help get your student’s car ready for the school season. CheCk the vitals under the hood. To help prevent maintenance issues or potentially costly repairs, mechanics suggest opening the hood of your vehicle and checking the following: • Fluid levels of engine oil, coolant and transmission, and brake and power steering fluid. • Battery - Date of the battery (located on top). • Check the tires. Check the tires for uneven tread wear, nails or other potential hazards. Check the pressure on each tire with a gauge when they’re cold (not driven). Also, make sure the spare tire is inflated and a jack, lug wrench and jumper cables are in the trunk. • Check the lights. This is a good time to get your teen involved in the preventive maintenance checklist review. Have him or her get in the car and turn on the headlights, turn signals and emergency flashing lights as you walk around the vehicle to make sure they are working. Find local resources for students going away. Maintenance issues still can occur despite your preventive maintenance efforts, so it’s wise to identify resources near campus. If you have any concerns after your own inspection, having a qualified mechanic perform a safety check can help minimize maintenance issues and get your student on the road to a fantastic school year.

Well, summer has come to an end and it has definitely been a busy one for me. I want to thank everyone who offered support for both the Bike to the Bay and the Warrior Dash. Thanks to you, many people will benefit from the donations raised.

Marlanea McGraw Owner/Publisher

The arrival of fall seems to invoke strong emotions in just about everyone. Some hate to see the end of summer, kids worry over the first day of school and parents anxiously try to get as many activities stuffed into the last few days as possible.

But, for some of the lucky ones, fall brings great joy. The smell of the leaves lying all over the yard. The crunch as you kick your way through them, discreetly tossing them into the air with your feet like you were a kid again. As you can guess, I am one of those that love to see the coming of Fall. I indulge in the pleasure of walks in the autumn air and Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays. As you can probably tell by all of the DIY projects scattered throughout the magazine. From a tie dyed shirt to Martha Stewart worthy decorating, there is something for everyone. On a more serious note, October is National Domestic Violence month. Domestic Violence is one of those things that is able to hide in plain sight and someone you know may be suffering in silence, I encourage you to read the corresponding article and be conscious of those around you who may need a helping hand. Have a great Labor Day, tell the kids to enjoy their first day of school and try kicking a few leaves on your way to the mailbox. I guarantee it will give you a nostalgic little tug at your heart.

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For some, it’s sad to see the end of summer but for me, we are approaching my favorite time of year! Fall is one of the many reasons I would never want to leave Michigan! There’s something about the crispness in the air that kicks in my “domestic” instincts (what few I have left), prompting me to dig out old comfort-food recipes, curl up with a good book or just in general, enjoy my home more. The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ took on a new meaning this year when we decided to throw a Birthday party for our Keeshond, Kacie! What did you expect for a puppy that was welcomed to our family by a surprise puppy shower given by my friends?! On a beautiful August day, our backyard was full of 8, very-well behaved, 4-legged party guests- a few who even kept their party hats on! I hope you will enjoy reading about it and seeing some photos- in Pet Tales from Kacie’s Corner. On a more serious note, we are recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month with some startling statistics and a story shared by a brave survivor. If you are in an unsafe situation, I hope you will find resources in this issue and take away hope from Susanna’s story. As always, I am simply delighted that you have taken the time to pick up this issue and give us a chance to entertain, inspire or inform you- maybe even all three!

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Gossage Eye Institute and Optical Your Vision is Our Focus

Aging not AlwAys the culprit behind cAtArActs Many men and women develop cataracts as they approach their golden years. While aging is the single biggest risk factor for cataracts, there are other factors that can contribute to cataracts, which can afflict people of all ages. According to the American Optometric Association, the following factors can contribute to the development of cataracts. * Alcohol consumption: Studies have shown that higher alcohol consumption can increase a person’s risk of developing cataracts. * DiAbetes mellitus: Persons with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cataracts than those who do not have diabetes. * meDicAtions: Certain medications have been associated with the development of cataracts. Corticosteroids and chlorpromazine and other phenothiazine related medications have been linked to cataracts in the past. * nutrition: Men and women who do not eat a nutritious diet may be increasing their risk of developing cataracts. The AOA admits studies examining a potential link between nutrient deficiency and cataracts are inconclusive, but some studies have suggested there is such a link between the formation of cataracts and low levels of antioxidants like vitamins C and E.

* ultrAviolet rADiAtion exposure: Persons who aren’t adequately protected when exposed to ultraviolet, or UV, radiation have a greater risk of developing cataracts. Some people may be born with cataracts or develop them during childhood. Such cataracts are known as congenital cataracts and may be the result of the mother having contracted an infection while pregnant. Kids born with cataracts may also have inherited them. For example, cataracts may be a side effect of Alport syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by kidney disease, hearing loss and abnormalities in the eye. When a person develops cataracts, surgery is the only effective treatment. But that does not necessarily mean a doctor will suggest surgery right away. Cataracts do not typically harm the eye, and delaying surgery does not mean you are less likely to regain your vision if and when you do opt for surgery. Doctors will likely recommend surgery when cataracts begin to impact quality of life, such as making reading or driving more difficult. Cataracts are often mistakenly considered a byproduct of aging. But not every aging man or woman will develop cataracts, and not all cataracts are a byproduct of aging

Meet the Doctors Dr. David D. Gossage’s unique approach to eye care involves close personal contact with patients at every phase of their eye care process. From the initial consultation through surgery and post operative care, he believes in keeping patients informed about their treatment and progress. He specializes in in general ophthalmology such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, refractive surgery, diabetic eye care. Dr. Karen M. Luparello specializes in pediatric eye care and adult strabismus. Her expertise as a diagnostician and her concern for her patients’ well being, make her highly respected and admired, not only by the individuals that she serves, but also by her fellow colleagues. Dr. Gossage and Dr. Luparello are the only ophthalmologists in Hillsdale County.

Dr. Mark E. Kosciuszko specializes in vision therapy, low vision evaluation, and contact lens fitting. He provides comprehensive eye care for the whole family including glasses and contact lenses. He also provides medical treatment of eye diseases and injuries.

* smoking: Smoking can increase a person’s risk for a host of ailments, including cataracts. We are welcoming new patients for eye exams and full optical services at both Hillsdale and Homer locations.


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CONTENT Fashion 11 38 Following Sara

Fall Into Fun

Military Life on American Soil

BEAUTY 14 39 Not 1 More Time

Homemade scrubs

Story of Domestic Violence

Muscle Up... Live Fit 20 42 Business Spotlight Cardio: The Evil Monster

Hillsdale Health & Wellness

Healthy Living 22 44 Life is the Berries

Searching for the Positive

Don’t Swallow the Pill


Health by Zonya 24 46 Fall Decorating Zero Trans Fats.

The Perfectly Placed Pumpkin

Business Spotlight 26 48 Pinterest Picks

Broad Street Downtown Market

Spooky Halloween Fun

Ask The Doctor 28 50 Fall Centerpieces Using Pacifiers

Going Out on a Limb

Managing Lymph Edema 30 54 Over the Edge By Nancy Hastings

The Club wasn’t Ready

My Journey 32 56 Turn the Page

Williston is Winning...

Book Clubs Respond

SOS 34 58 HOME

Wash Clutter out of Your Life


Can You Hack It?

60 Travel

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62 Pet Tales

Kacie Keeshond’s Birthday

64 Aging with Attitude Making Over Your Empty Nest

68 Simply Creative DIY Tie Dyed Skull Shirt





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fab for festivals Michigan is known for it’s amazing fall colors and perfect temperatures this time of year and this is a great ensemble to wear while you are out enjoying the weather. The simple cut-offs and tank are accented perfectly with the festive jewelry and a chunky shoulder bag. The outfit is completed with a light weight plaid shirt that adds the perfect splash of color.

get your game on Knee-high boots make great sense for fall because they let you get more wear out of everything from skinny jeans to miniskirts. Choose a mid-heel height for the most trend-proof look (something 2 inches or less). Brown boots are a great choice if you wear lots of denim.

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great style is “in the bag” Bags get bigger with cooler weather because you have more to carry (umbrellas, wraps, hats). Your bag doesn’t have to be boring. There are loads of styles: patent, exotic skins, quilting, bold hardware, bright colors and much more, but the most classic looks have a ladylike feel to them and understated luxury. Unlike an in-today/out-tomorrow “It” bag, the ultimate bag will be your faithful friend for years. This is one splurge where you’ll get lots of mileage on your investment. 13


The next time you are in the mood for a spa treatment, head straight for the pantry and give some of our favorite DIY recipes a try. The best scrub may be no farther than your pantry. Honey is one of nature’s



best humectants, drawing water into the skin, while


sugar buffs away dead cells so gently that it dissolves as it works. A touch of citrus offers an invigorating scent.

Add 1 teaspoon pure honey to 1/4 cup light olive oil. Blend with 1 cup raw or granulated sugar. Mix in 2 teaspoon fresh citrus zest. Blend until well mixed, then store in a jar.

Spicy Sugar Scrub

Sugar is an inexpensive and relatively gentle exfoliator. This scrub’s cloves, rose petals, and orange zest give it a heady aroma, while sesame oil makes it feel luxurious.

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Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cloves, 1 tablespoon dried rose petals, 2 teaspoons grated orange zest, and 1 1/2 cups sesame oil in a large bowl, making sure that everything is well mixed. The mix will last up to six months when stored in a cool, dark cupboard.

Pumpkins smell and taste delicious at the Thanksgiving table, and they’re even more effective as a natural skin care ingredient. Pumpkin pulp naturally contains high levels of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body naturally converts into vitamin A. Pumpkin also contains antioxidants and enzymes that speed up cell turnover, revealing brighter, younger looking skin. And while many spas and skin care companies offer fancy (and pricey!) pumpkin treatments, you can re-create your very own with ingredients from your fall pantry.

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Apple-Pumpkin Face pack

+ + 2/3 cup of ripe pumpkin, 2 egg yolks, 1 teaspoon sandalwood oil. Take pumpkin pieces and grind it until it becomes thick paste. Add two egg yolks and few drop of sandalwood oil. Massage over face and neck. Remove with cold water. 14

Pumpkin pedicure

+ + 1/2 cup ripe pumpkin, 1/2 cup green apple, 1/4 cup of pineapple. Make a thick paste of ripe pumpkin,green apple and pineapple. Apply it on your face and neck. Rinse off when this pack would be dry.

+ + Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl and apply to clean feet. Wrap your feet with clear plastic wrap for 15 minutes (don’t forget to wrap in between your toes!). After time is up, rinse with lukewarm water.


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Gynecologists (AcOG) recommends that girls our ob-gyn will deal with some of the if you are sexually active, the doctor might also have their first ob-gyn visit when they’re 21 years most important health issues in your life, test you for sexuallyTract transmitted diseases (sTDs) active,do whichever including birth control, childbirth, Q) What a fibroids and should I beand concernedoldiforI they havebecome them?sexually Q) How I prevent getting a Urinary Infection? like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hiV. To comes first. The first visit for teens may just menopause. An ob-gyn can also screen for cancer, Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Very rarely is a fibroid Most of the bacteria that test cause UTIs in women are normal resident for sTDs, the ob-gyn will take a swab of tissue include a talk with the doctor and no exam. treat infections, and perform surgery for pelvic associated with cancer called “Leiomyosarcoma”. 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Q) I have breast implants and have noticed an uncomfortable pulling sensation when I move or lay a certain way - could it be a problem with the implant?

the-counter medications as directed. With frequent yeast infection however, it is advisable to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment.

Generally speaking, a breast implant should not cause pain. In your case it is important to know how long ago you had the implants and when did you start to notice the discomfort. Your best course of action is to see your Plastic Surgeon for examination (or your Primary Care doctor).


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LIFE EXPERIENCE CAN ALTER A CAREER PATH, IF YOU ARE WILLING. Dr. Daniels shares his focus on helping patients reclaim and keep their health. By Peggie Bildner Simply Hers Magazine

A scuba diving accident when James Daniels was a young man ended up being the catalyst to his chiropractic career. After being rushed to an Ann Arbor hospital where his sinuses were cauterized, he started developing chronic sinus infections. He ultimately found relief from them with chiropractic care and through that relationship with his chiropractor, was encouraged to become one himself. He attended Jackson Community College, Washtenaw Community College and then completed the Doctorate program at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During the time he was pursuing his degree, he met Dr. Ervin Malcheff, who was his mother’s chiropractor. He remembers that they immediately hit it off and Dr. Malcheff suggested he join their practice when his studies were completed. Having grown up in the Jonesville area, it seemed a good fit for him to return to his home roots. Dr. Daniels is now the Clinic Director and Owner of Hillsdale Chiropractic.

tests to establish why his patient is experiencing certain problems with the goal of finding the cause, not just treating the symptoms. In talking with him, his enthusiasm for the possibilities of better health through nutrition is evident. When asked what makes Hillsdale Chiropractic extraordinary, he smiles and sincerely responds, “We care about our patients very much. Our goal is to get them healthy, as a whole. The body is a puzzle and we want to treat them with chiropractic care as well as work with their nutritional needs to bring it together, in balance.”

Over his 33 years of practice, Dr. Daniels feels the acceptance of chiropractic care has evolved. Although there is still a misconception that treatment can hurt or in some way damage you, the public in general is more knowledgeable and understanding of the benefits. He finds it encouraging that people are becoming more educated, specifically in the ways nutrition (good and bad) can affect your body. That trend, along with his passion for nutritional education, has led him to focus on helping his patients reclaim and keep their health. For the past 25 years, Dr. Daniels has added nutritional counseling as a benefit to their treatment options. He has developed and adopted simple

You can find Dr Daniels at: Hillsdale Chiropractic in Hillsdale, Michigan 79 Hillsdale Street Hillsdale, MI 49242 Phone: (517) 439-9800 Email: hillsdalechiropractic1@yahoo.com

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The evil monster: CARDIO

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Cardio!! At a glance you think, “I know what cardio is, jump on a treadmill and run as long as you can…forever!” Haha! Well that is partially true I suppose. It’s actually more complicated than that to be successful. To start you need to know what you’re doing aerobic training for. Is it to run a warrior dash or to cycle 100 miles for a fund raiser? That will help determine the mode of exercise (or the type of machine to use). You want to simulate the action you’re training for to get optimal results. For example, if you’re training for a 5k then you would want to run on the track as your primary mode. However, if weather didn’t permit then the treadmill would be a secondary choice. Understand though, there are differences in the track and treadmill you should know in order to maximize training efforts. Such as on a treadmill the belt is moving so you don’t have to use the muscles to propel yourself forward as you do on the track. In order to counteract this downfall a trick would be to raise the “incline” on the machine. Now, how about a warrior dash? How would my training be different than just a normal 5k? Well, in a dash there are obstacles that will call for strength. In order to beat the dash I would run on the track for up to a mile and a half, then stop to do an exercise such as burpees or bear walk (maybe 20 yards), back to the track for a half mile, then another exercise like push ups. I would do this type of formula until I reached the 4 or 5 mile marker. Again, this simulates the end goal of the warrior dash. You get the picture. We’ve talked about the what, now how about the “how hard”. The best way to measure this is with your heart rate. Or better yet, your heart rate reserve (HRR). Simply put this is the difference


between your resting heart rate (RHR) and your max heart rate. The best opportunity to get your RHR is before rolling out of bed, using your first two fingers on the wrist. Notate that number… now we will calculate our age-predicted maximal heart rate (APMHR) which is calculated using this formula: APMHR = 220 – age Now we find our HRR by the following: HRR = APMHR – RHR When we exercise as an apparently healthy adult we will work between the range of 50-85% of our HRR in order to improve our cardiorespiratory health. Now a person’s fitness level will play a determining factor in what the exact percent would be. However, the low and high formula’s I’ll list here for the target heart rate (THR): Low THR = (HRR x .50) + RHR High THR = (HRR x .85) + RHR   This method of finding your THR is known as the Karvonen Method. SO! Now you’re armed with the knowledge to both properly choose the mode and also how to determine the intensity! As always, you have to push yourself to the limit you aren’t comfortable in order to bring home the results. Being smart about it will keep you from becoming frustrated to the point of quitting. Remember though, there will be days that it isn’t what you want to do, but those are the days you push through and feel incredible after the accomplishment!! Good Luck!!

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Searching for Positive in the Negative By Stephanie Gordon Simply Hers Magazine

What do you depend on? I depend on my healthy lifestyle, CrossFit, and living positively or so I try. Some of you who know of me might think of me as a very positive person. Some of you who know me well might differ. It’s a work in progress, as I’m sure it is for most of you. I believe that CrossFit and my way of life has allowed me to embrace a healthier lifestyle, which in turn gives me a positive outlook. I recently experienced my first car accident. A rather large deer felt the need to destroy my 26 year winning streak of being accident free. I’ve lived in and around Hillsdale County 22 of my 26 years of life. The officer rewarded me by saying I should be happy to have gone this long without hitting a deer. Was I positive at the scene of my accident? No. I lived in the city for four years and never had an accident! Did I think for one moment that I was happy to be alive? Yes. I am so lucky to be going home to my husband! Was I mad that my Jeep was totaled? Yes. My first “big girl” vehicle is now demolished! I believe that it’s a normal reaction for the human being to become overwhelmed with emotions in difficult situations. How do we better ourselves by being positive in the negative? You might wonder why my deer accident story has any relation to being positive. Well, I’ve had the pleasure with speaking with other women who say they want to be healthier - for themselves, for their spouses, for their overall wellbeing. What’s stopping them? What’s stopping you? What is it that makes us feel so negative about ourselves, when we really want to make things positive? How do you take that first brave step and what’s holding you back?


For me, to find the positive in my accident, I had to accept that it had happened. Accept who you are at this very moment. Accept that you are you because of the choices you have made. Secondly, I had to be happy that I wasn’t injured. Be happy that you are alive today! This is something to be excited about. Because you are living, you have the option to be a healthier you. All you have to do is be willing to take on the challenge, which leads me to my third point. Because of my accident, I will be challenged. I may have to set aside funds for a new vehicle, and my husband and I may have to wait a few weeks for a second vehicle, which means learning to juggle life with one vehicle while my husband and I have different work schedules. But, I did find some positive in a negative situation. I’m lucky to have a healthy means of transportation during this time. My experience was scary, and I know that many of you women are scared, too. You’re scared to take the first step. You’re scared to give up something you think you need. Take control of your emotions and start on a new path to positivity and healthy living. I find my positivity in CrossFit and the way I live. I hope that you challenge yourself and embrace your body, your age, and the complications you have to overcome. It’s never too late to start. But, if you stay positive and stick to what you’ve promised yourself, you’re bound to be a happier you, resulting in a more positive life.

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Have you heard the news? Removing trans fats from the industrial food supply could prevent tens of thousands of premature heart attacks and cardiac deaths each year. Partial hydrogenation of oils is the biggest food processing disaster in U.S. history, says Walter Willett, M.D., Harvard Nutrition Researcher. Trans fats appear to deliver a “quadruple whammy.” 1. Elevate bad cholesterol 2. Lower good cholesterol. 3. Increase triglycerides. 4. Make blood platelets stickier and thereby increase the chance of clots. And Tommy Thompson, former HHS Secretary, gave the following warning to consumers in July 2003: Trans fats are bad fats. The less trans fat you and I eat, the healthier we will be. WOW!! How did we get into this trans fat death trap?

It all began back in the 1930s, when butter became expensive and scarce. Scientists discovered how to make an inexpensive replacement – margarine – by partially adding hydrogen to vegetable oil so it became solid and spreadable like butter. This was such an instant success that the process was soon used for making shortening. Food manufactures loved it! It was inexpensive, offered a wonderfully long shelf life and tasted GREAT. Partially hydrogenated fats made perfect doughnuts, French fries, crackers, desserts, pie crusts, you name it. Life was good for food manufacturers, and happy consumers everywhere had a convenient solution to their expensive butter problem. By 1970 (40 years later), it became known to the FDA that partially hydrogenated fats were causing heart disease. But how could they pull this product off the shelves or sound an alarm when partially hydrogenated fat had made its way into 40,000 food products? The ISEO (Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils) effectively muted the debate about trans fats for years, and by the year 2002, Americans were averaging at least 12 grams of trans fat a day. Thirty-Six Years Later: The FDA sticks a toe in Finally by January 2006, thanks to consumer action groups like the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the FDA began requiring that all food products include trans fat content on their labels. The agency stated that as long as a product has .5 grams of trans fat or less per serving, the label can say “zero grams of trans fat per serving.” (Canada’s limit is .3 grams.) Of course this wasn’t a ban, but a gentle nudge for manufacturers to find an alternative fat if they didn’t want their product to “look bad” in the eye’s of label-savvy consumers. This was a positive step, and many margarine companies and Nabisco Oreos, Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish, Frito Lay chips did indeed step up to the plate and reduced their trans fats enough to sport “zero grams per serving” on their labels.

Even though the use of trans fats is being drastically reduced in many food products, there are three very important points every consumer must know in order to protect themselves: 1. If the product still includes partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredients (which most margarines and baked goods do), the product may indeed have up to .5 grams of trans fat per serving even if the label states “zero grams of trans fats.” If you consume more than just one single serving per day, then you can indeed be eating more than the FDA reecommended “as close to zero as possible” trans fats, even though you think you’re eating “zero grams.” 2. Now that manufacturers aren’t using partially hydrogenated fats, what fat are they using? This is what I like to call the “saturated fat switcheroo.” In the instance of Crisco, they fully hydrogenate the fat instead of partially. And although trans-fat free, recent studies show this “interesterified” oil lowers the good HDL cholesterol and raises blood sugar by changing the body’s levels of insulin. (A whole new set of problems!) For Jiffy baking mix, they’ve switched to lard. For many donuts, it’s palm oil (a naturally saturated fat). For the corner bakery, it’s butter. These may all be “trans fat free,” but they are also all very high in artery clogging saturated fat! You know, the other bad guy. A positive change? Think again! 3. Keep in mind that restaurants and schools continue to skate along using the inexpensive, pre-prepared convenience products that still contain trans fats, or the scary replacement fats mentioned above. So just because you don’t see a label, doesn’t mean trans fats and saturated fats aren’t in there. I applaud cities like New York City who have begun a city-wide ban of trans fats in their larger restaurants. Even if all cities were to follow, you still need to remember points 1 and 2 above.

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Dr. Jon Herbener Board Certified Pediatrician Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrician Practicing in Hillsdale for 37 years Chief of Pediatricians at Hillsdale Community Health Center

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They don’t seem natural and we don’t like the looks of toddlers wandering around with plugs in their mouths.” However, it does not take long for pragmatic and sleep deprived to change their longheld and unrealistic principles. Despite my prior prejudices I have come to realize that, if used properly, they can be an effective parenting tool. Recent research may indicate the use of pacifiers in early infancy may decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. First, with rare exception, a pacifier should not be offered to a neonate until mother’s milk is established and regular weight gain has been demonstrated for several days. This may take a week or more. By then, parents will begin to have some inkling when the baby is hungry and when she is just cranky (in other words, sleepy). In the interim many mothers will be nursing much more often than they had anticipated. They will need support and reassurance that getting their milk supply established is a temporary phase.

When the risk of nipple confusion and insufficient breast stimulation has passed and the baby is gaining weight, it is safe to offer a pacifier to a fussy baby with one important rule – only in the baby’s crib and only with her sleeping on her back. This makes the clear statement that a pacifier is first and foremost a sleep aid. It also emphasizes that a crib is the best and safest place for a child to sleep. Of equal importance is the message that this advice sends to parents: “If the baby is fussy and isn’t hungry and wants her pacifier she is sleepy and needs to be put to bed.” Used in this manner pacifiers may decrease the risk of crib death and might even be associated with a smaller incidence of middle ear infection. When parents follow this simple only-in-the-crib rule for pacifier use their child will never be seen wandering around with a plug in their mouth, interfering with their speech. Any rule is meant to be bent. When the child is old enough to travel, the pacifier helps create a place to sleep when their crib isn’t handy. And, of course, for some children, pacifiers can be soothing in times of distress.


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Therapy technique aids in treatment By Nancy Hastings Simply Hers Magazine

Physical Therapist Susan Mullinix demonstrates the layering technique of bandages worn to treat lymphedema on Michelle Kornak, also trained in the treatment process. Photo by Nancy Hastings.


ith Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaching in October and so many different components to breast cancer treatment, the Hillsdale Community Health Center’s Physical Therapy Department would like to address the topic of lymph edema. Director Amy Doyle, along with Physical Therapist Susan Mullinix, work toward education and treatment for lymph edema, commonly caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. Mullinix defines lymph edema as an abnormal build-up of fluids and cell wastes in tissues that occurs when the lymph system is unable to work properly. “Our lymphatic system helps the arteries and veins and takes care of waste or protein molecules by removing them from the cells through the blood,” Mullinix said. “I think of it as our body’s garbage disposal system.” A large portion of patients Mullinix sees have either experienced an injury from an accident or they are a cancer patient whose lymphatic system was damaged through radiation treatment. Doyle gave the example of a woman who had fallen in a bathtub on her arms, thus suffering from edema or swelling in her arms. “Our lymphatic system is found anywhere in the body, but we most commonly think of under the arms or in the groin area - but really, they are all throughout the body,” Mullinix added. In April, Mullinix completed an Agility Health course in Battle Creek, outlining treatment for lymph edema. A consultation is the first step with a physical therapist specifically trained in treating lymph edema. The therapist assesses your specific situation and explains what you can expect during treatment, along with possible outcomes. Prior to beginning treatment, patients need a referral from their doctor and pre-approval from their insurance company if necessary, along with bandages. The therapist advises as to what supplies will be needed and will assist in obtaining them. On the first day of treatment, the therapist does an evaluation. The evaluation includes questions about your history, range of motion and strength testing and measurements of you limbs.


Mullinix said the goal is the help the patient learn to manage their lymph edema in the manner that works best for them. “The biggest hurdle is education - I prefer to educate, but in most cases it’s pain that brings the patient in to see us,” she said. Treatment involves therapy that begins on a Monday, allowing a full week to learn basic techniques, so the patient can care for their limb on the weekend. It also allows consistent treatment initially in order to assure the best results. Therapy takes place five days a week for one or two weeks in most cases, followed by a reduction to two to three times a week, depending on the situation. Length of therapy varies and the therapist can advise on what the expected frequency of therapy will be. The initial evaluation and treatment session can last up to one and a half hours with subsequent treatments usually taking about an hour. A light touch massage therapy starting in the neck area redirects fluids through the body. Then, four layers of compression bandages are worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the first two weeks. After the second treatment, bandages may be taken off to shower before therapy. The patient and a caregiver are taught how to prevent flare-ups, how to massage, bandage and exercise, Mullinix said. Once the limb is normal sized or the swelling is not going down significantly anymore, the patient is fitted for a compression garment. Once fitted with the garment and the patient knows how to massage, care continues at home. Every patient has their clinic treatment and home program tailored to their needs, she added. While lymph edema isn’t curable, it can be managed, Mullinix said. And since many experience it following a mastectomy, education is key. After serving in Lenawee County for a number of years, Mullinix said she wants to make an impact locally for those at high risk by providing the education to prevent lymph edema from occurring. As part of the HCHC therapy team since November, Mullinix said she has witnessed treatment as being successful. “Great things are happening,” she said. “The goal is education for a better quality of life.”

SIMPLY HILARIOUS One morning a mother was trying to wake up her son. “Wake up now! Summer break is over; it’s time to go back to school.”

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A lot has happened since I last wrote a blog post or article. Williston has been getting the better of me. As these things happen in life; when it rains, it pours. Since I left the energy company my boyfriend and I moved in with a good friend who was also a previous co-worker of mine. All was working out well. I was working at the bar and hauling horses. Making good money at it too. We took our dogs for a walk daily, I was writing all of the time, went back to school, had everything in the love department figured out and was working on my business plan. Life was good. For a short while. Over the months of March to July, things started to slowly unravel. Well not so slowly actually. First, Beth was put on short-term disability because of her Multiple Sclerosis and Meniere’s disease and in jeopardy of losing not only her job but company housing as well. Her MS was in full swing with all of the stress this put her under. Business slowed way down at the bar and I had been living off of my savings account, my boyfriend got laid off and almost had to move back to California, and Beth’s fiancé lost his job. With her being on disability and not working, they were running into severe financial trouble. Don ended up getting a job back in Oregon and they packed up and moved back. Luckily, they are both doing very well since they left. So there we were, homeless. I had to take my dog back to Michigan to stay with my parents until we could figure it out. Housing in Williston is really difficult, but with a dog it’s nearly impossible. Rent ranges anywhere from $1,000 per room. Either renting a room in a house or apartment or renting apartments. Two bedrooms run around $2,000 and three bedrooms run around $3,000. You get the idea.


After searching craigslist and the local classifieds daily, well hourly, we found a place in a house to rent a room for $1,000 from a young couple. We met with them and did a tour of the place and it seemed like a great fit. Boy were we wrong. We were not even there two full days when the young couple got served with a three day eviction notice because her co-leaser bailed on the rent. Of course they couldn’t come up with the difference so we had to move. I suppose it was lucky we hadn’t unpacked any of our boxes. To top it all off, they were only able to refund rent and not the $600 deposit I paid to them, so I’m out that money too. So there we were, homeless yet again. My only recourse was to ask every single patron that came into the work that night if they knew of any housing options available. Which was a good move as it turns out. This one regular said that there was a room for rent where he lived. It’s a little more expensive, we pay $1,200 for a room in a seven bedroom house. It’s not perfect, but it’s home for now. It will give us a chance to get back on our feet. We are definitely on the upswing. I landed management position at a new restaurant/brewery in town that opens the first of September. James got a good job at an international oil company and we both start this week. We have a roof over our head and each other. Even though this town continues to get the better of us, we’re not giving up and life is as good as we choose to make it. I came here with a mission in mind, and granted it changes as time goes on, but I’m determined to use this opportunity to get the life I’ve always imagined. The fight continues… and who doesn’t love a good underdog story? Stay tuned!

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Laundry Room Organization As summer comes to an end, we gear up for fall with school and sport activities. In a lot households, that means your laundry room is being used almost non-stop! An organized laundry area can make the task more pleasant and might even save you time. Here are some ideas on how to S.O.S. your space for maximum efficiency.

DIVIDE THE SPACE INTO ZONES, WITH THESE FUNCTIONS IN MIND: • Hampers/Baskets- Use divided receptacles for dirty laundry. Streamline sorting by designating a spot for bright colors, dark and white.

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• Laundry Supplies- Keep supplies in a cabinet or shelf, separating by type. Use organizers for groups of items such as spot and stain treatments in one basket or tray; bleach, fabric softener and detergent in another. Keep your supplies in order of use, near where you use them. If you buy supplies in bulk, transfer a smaller amount to a more manageable container and store the excess elsewhere. If you have open shelving, consider some new matching containers to give your shelves a clean and uniform look. • Soaking Area- Every laundry should have a durable sink for soaking garments and hand washing. Put a paper towel holder within arm’s reach of the sink. Keep a plastic or mesh bin in the sink for a place to put garments to drain. Then you will still be able to access the sink for other uses. • Folding Space- If space allows, have a specific area for folding laundry near the dryer. If there’s no room for a permanent folding counter, consider making one with wood and hinges that can fold up against the wall. Check with home improvement stores for inexpensive stock pieces of laminate counter tops that may be just what you need. Folding clothes in a designated zone in the laundry room is one way to reduce the likelihood that clothes will become bedroom clutter. Unfolded clothes are too easily laid on a bed or chair to be folded “later.” Use a wall or door mounted hanging rod or stand to keep hangers near the dryer. Hanging items as soon as they come out of the dryer keeps them wrinkle-free.


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TIPS TO STREAMLINE YOUR LAUNDRY CHORES: • Feel overwhelmed by piles? Designate different days for different kinds of laundry (whites, darks, towels, sheets.) You’ll have a sense of accomplishment instead of feeling like you’re never done. • If you are doing laundry for multiple family members, assign each person a different color of laundry basket for retrieving their own folded clothes. • If your laundry area doesn’t have built in cupboards or shelves, a locker or small armoire can hold your laundry supplies. • A dry eraser board mounted near the washer will give you a place to jot a shopping list of laundry supplies that are running low. • Use a magnet to attach a small bag to the washer for a place to corral coins or buttons that show up. • Keeping your lint filter and exhaust hose clean are two of the most important things you can do for your family’s safety and energy efficiency. • Make a point of keeping non-laundry items out of the area by doing a regular de-cluttering. Use the time while you’re waiting for that final spin of the wash or the buzz of the dryer to edit out unnecessary clutter. • If you are fortunate to have an extra large laundry area, consider making it even more inviting by adding a chair and lamp for a reading corner, a piece of exercise equipment, a television or craft area. Incorporating some of these ideas may still not make laundry one of your favorite chores but an organized space can bring a sense of accomplishment and order to even the dirtiest jobs!

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Hello again to everyone out there! I truly can’t believe that Summer is coming to a close so quickly. By the time many of you ready this it will already be over, school will have started, Summer clothes will be on sale, winter coats will have shown up in stores. Heck, likely we’ll see Christmas decorations by Labor Day. Although I am sad to see Summer go, I am also looking forward greatly to the Fall, it being my favorite time of year. I am also looking forward to my second First Anniversary. Since we spent our first wedding anniversary 6,000 miles apart, my husband and I are considering this our second first wedding anniversary. Not really sure what we should do for it yet but I’m open to suggestions. Of course the start of Fall also means the start of school. Since I will be starting my Nursing clinicals the last week of August I am especially excited to see the start of this school year. Who knows, by the time the next article comes out I may have interesting or funny Nursing stories to share! Or I may just have not so funny I want to pull my hair out and scream stories to share. I will continue to work full time for the Army through the start of the New Year, this is while also attending Nursing school full time and being a Company Commander on the weekends. General Douglas MacArthur once said “Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul”. I try to keep that in mind when it can seem too overwhelming. Speaking of overwhelming, I write this issues article from the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Michigan. I am currently up here for Annual Training 2013. It is quite exciting, as it is my first major training event as a Company Commander. Of course, what it really means is weeks survived, on less than five hours of sleep and staying up until 4AM. Heck within our first week up here I have already spent two nights sleeping at my desk! The strangest part of it all is through the exhaustion and frustration it is quite honestly one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. There is something ultimately cleansing about trucking out to a training site 6 miles away and arriving soaked in sweat and dust. It awakens that bond that exists between Soldiers. Something that resides so deeply within, so exclusively within only our hearts, that it is impossible to explain and impossible to forget. It exists in a place where things like social class, race, gender, and religion cannot reach. Despite its difficulties, I think I would choose to be a Company Commander for my entire career if I could. I certainly remember why I feel there is something missing from


my life when it doesn’t involve the military. Sometimes I wonder if this feeling is created when we join or if it is always and that is why we join. I’m not sure if I ever truly explained what it is that I do in the military now that I am home. During the week I work as a Brigade Special Operations Officer. Mainly I publish Fragmentary Orders that detail to the Battalions new suspenses put out. I also deal with Special Projects. I often joke that I do the tasks that nobody else wants to deal with but I really do love doing it. I enjoy the aspect of the military that involves coordinating operations and planning training. Training, more than anything in Army, can impact how a Soldier participates in and survives a combat scenario. It also allows me to positively use both my creativity and proclivity towards anal retentiveness to assist the group as a whole. It truly does feel like an accomplishment when I can be a part of making the organization as whole successful. During the weekends that I drill, and at Annual Training, I am a Company Commander for a Military Police Line Company. Basically I, along with my 1st Sergeant, are in charge of a company. Jokingly, it is often compared to being the Mother and Father of a family. Coming home has been a difficult process. But for the first time in a long time I feel as if I am creating a niche that I can comfortable fit my life into. Of course nothing makes me happier than being home with my friends and family and especially my husband. But being allowed to work in a position and environment that I enjoy, while pursuing education in something that I find personally fulfilling, is currently making this the best time of my life. As I enter my late twenties (turning 27 in September) I truly feel as if my horizons are limitless. The only thing left is that once I do eventually come off full time orders with the military, I would like to become involved in a youth program where I could provide mentorship and give back to the community. I honestly don’t see myself having children anytime soon, but I enjoy being around them; and living in Wayne County, I would like to be involved in getting my home back onto its feet. I leave you now, but look forward to seeing you again in a couple of months, when the leaves are turning, the air takes on a spicy scent, and Walmart starts playing Christmas carols. Enjoy the end of your Summer, and remember the impending end of the year doesn’t signal another year gone, but rather the gift of another arriving.

NOT EVEN “ONE MORE TIME!” By Peggie Bildner

The statistics on domestic violence are chilling- one in four women will experience it in their lifetime. It’s estimated that there are 1.3 million women victims each year. Even without realizing the specific numbers, by her early 20’s, Susanna* was very aware that she had become one of those statistics. She also felt quite sure that staying in her abusive relationship would put her in another statistical category- the one that reports more than three women in the U.S. are murdered by their boyfriend or husband every day! 39

Susanna was her mother’s first child. Unmarried with no connection or support from the biological father, they lived with her grandparents until her mother married about a year later. Susanna remembers loving and adoring the man she called her daddy but somewhere around the age of 3 or 4, he molested her. At that point, her grandparents stepped in and took her back to their home where she was raised by them. Susanna felt very loved by her Grandma but was never sure about her Grandpa, or even confident that he wanted her there. So even with other family members stepping up to be in her life, she now realizes her self-confidence and selfesteem were already being eroded. At the age of 15, Susanna met Tom* and fell in love. She couldn’t wait to get out of high school, marry and start a family. But he wanted to go to college so after they married they left the area to attend college. In the early years, they were quite happy. Even though his family had some mental illness and domestic abuse issues, Susanna didn’t see any signs of that from him. Tom hadn’t been accepted as a traditional student but the college had agreed to let him attend with her and take preparatory classes to get him up to entry standards. When Susanna got ill and ended up in the hospital, the house of cards started to crumble. She feels a combination of lack of sleep (he was going to school and working), lots of caffeine and the stress of trying to comprehend and learn all the class work was more than his fragile mental state could handle. He had also started smoking and drinking and had lost his license from a DUI violation. Tom suffered a nervous breakdown and ended up in a sanitarium. To add to the trauma of the whole situation, Tom was molested by a male employee while in that facility. When Tom was released, Susanna asked for him to be sedated so she could drive him back to Michigan. The doctor accommodated her request, but the shot didn’t have the desired effect, leaving him not only awake but extremely agitated and unreasonable. At one point he was driving (without a driver’s license) and began shoving and hitting her. A police officer actually stopped them, asked a few questions (Tom told him they were having “a little spat”) and let 40

them go! That proved to be the starting point of more frequent and escalating physical violence. When Susanna became pregnant, Tom added infidelity to the list of abusive treatment. One older woman she confided in for advice actually told her that it wasn’t unusual for men to go out of the marriage for sex when their wife was pregnant and after the baby was born, things would be okay. It wasn’t, and by then the physical abuse had escalated. The years that followed became an all-to-familiar routine of verbal, emotional and physical attacks. Pretty much on a weekly basis, usually coinciding with pay day, Tom would shove and slap Susanna around. It was not unusual for him to grab her by the hair and bang her head into the closest hard objectthe counter, wall or table. Her injuries were often around her neck so she was pretty good at hiding them with scarves. One of the worst forms of violence was when he put the hose from the kitchen sink in her mouth and turned the water on. She remembers that he seemed calculating in how and where he inflicted the abuse; sometimes he seemed almost trance-like and would ask her afterwards if he had hurt her. So the questions come- why did she keep her injuries a secret and why would she cover for somebody that would do that to her? Why wouldn’t she tell somebody that might reach out and help her? She gives answers that may not resonate to someone who has not been in that situation….1) She didn’t want to worry her family. 2) She was ashamed and didn’t want her grandparents to know she was a failure in her marriage. She didn’t want to let them down. 3) She took her marriage vows very seriously. She was a Christian. She promised before God, to love in sickness and in health and she believed Tom was sick. She also thought with the right medication, he would get better. After her daughter was born, Susanna realized a new fear, worrying that the abuse might at some point extend to the baby. At one point, she was so sure he was going to eventually kill her, she actually wrote three letters. Susanna explains her thought process at the time, “A letter to my little girl to let her know how much I loved her and how hard I tried to protect us. A letter to my grandparents to thank them for all that they had done for me and to let them know that I loved them. A letter to the judge to let him know how I had been abused and that I was afraid he would abuse our daughter in time and to, please, do not let him or his family raise her.”

There came a time when Susanna knew she could not continue in that situation. Even though she had threatened “one more time” and still stayed, the second “one more time” sent her to an attorney where she had papers drawn up and served. Knowing they would infuriate Tom (he had threatened that if he couldn’t have her, nobody would), she took her three year old daughter and left town for a couple of days. Unfortunately, things did not immediately get easier. She also took out a Personal Protection Order. As the divorce became final, her biggest fear was resolved when Tom relinquished his visitation rights in exchange for not having to pay child support. For the most part, Susanna no longer had to live on that roller coaster and spent the next five years trying to provide stability for her daughter and re-building some confidence and trust. She also did a lot of praying…. very specific prayers to meet a good Christian man, to have more children, even to the point of describing the type and features of house she wanted. And one day her prayers were answered when a widower and his children came in to the store where she was working!

Susanna’s story played out many years ago. Back when she was living in her domestic violence nightmare, there were not safe havens or very many resources available. In fact, it was not uncommon for it to be considered a private marital matter that was nobody else’s business! Fortunately, to some degree that has changed. But the shame, fear and helplessness are still there. Susanna hopes that by sharing her story, she can offer hope that you can get out and get help. She candidly admits the scared little girl who didn’t know what love from a male looked or felt like, will always be a part of her. Sometimes she still has to deal with irrational feelings of fear and mistrust when it comes to men. But today she is a loving, compassionate, wife, mother and grandmother. She certainly wouldn’t have chosen that life for herself or her daughter, but she chooses to not let her past ruin her present. Susanna has turned her scars into badges of courage. Her prayer for anybody in an abusive situation is that they will make the choice to take that first step to safety. As Susanna puts it, “The only thing worse than being abused, is to be abused one more day!” *The names have been changed for family privacy purposes.

The State of Michigan defines Domestic Violence like this: “The occurrence of any of the following acts by a person that is not an act of self-defense: causing or attempting to cause physical or mental harm to a family or household member; placing a family or household member in fear of physical or mental harm; causing or attempting to cause a family or household member to engage in involuntary sexual activity by force, threat of force, or duress; and/or engaging in activity toward a family or household member that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, harassed, or molested. Domesic Violence incidents are determined solely on the Victim to Offender relationship and not by the type of crime committed against the victim.” In 2011 there were 95,024 Offenses/Victims reported in the State of Michigan.



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Haveyou youever everfelt feltthe theseed seedof ofbitterness bitterness start start to to grow Have grow inside inside you? Spit it out. Get rid of it. Period. It will devour, you? Spit it out. Get rid of it. Period. It will devour, consume, consume, and turn your face into a prune. Eeeewww! I have heard it and turn your face into a prune. Eeeewww! I have heard it said, “Bitterness is the poison you drink yourself, trying to said, “Bitterness is the poison you drink yourself, trying to kill another.” Yea, may sound harsh, but it is true. Bitterness kill another.” Yea, may sound harsh, but it is true. Bitterness can eat away at your stomach, your heart, your total being. It can eat away at your stomach, your heart, your total being. It reeks. And don’t forget, the prune face is just NOT your best reeks. And don’t forget, the prune face is just NOT your best expression. I have seen it, and it so is not pretty. expression. I have seen it, and it so is not pretty. Deep within the Bible is a story of bitterness and the Deep within theWith Bibleanis in-depth a story ofstudy bitterness and theyou can dig consequences. in 2 Samuel consequences. With an in-depth study in 2 Samuel you can dig deep and find out these dirty details. Ahithophel was a advisor deep and find out these dirty details. Ahithophel was a advisor of David. Advisors are often dear friends who are trusted and ofhonored. David. Advisors are often dear friends trustedhis and Advisor Ahithophel started out who loyalare to David, honored. Advisor started loyal tocrept David, his best of friend, butAhithophel I believe a spirit of out bitterness in when best of friend, but I the believe a spirit bitternessYou crept in when David dishonored character of of Bathsheba. know the David theDavid character of Bathsheba. know the story dishonored of the affair of and Bathsheba. But,You what you may story of the affair of David and Bathsheba. But, what you mayI not know is Bathsheba was the granddaughter of Ahithophel. not know isbitterness Bathsheba was the granddaughter of Ahithophel. speculate started eating away at Ahithophel over theI speculate bitterness at Ahithophel over the disgraceful action ofstarted Davideating to haveaway an affair with Ahithophel’s disgraceful action of David to have an affair with Ahithophel’s granddaughter. granddaughter. Eventually Ahithophel switched over to be an advisor for Absalom, Ahithophel David’s estranged son over who to wasbepolitically scheming Eventually switched an advisor for against David. publicly and Absalom, David’sAhithophel estranged betrayed son who David was politically scheming switched his counsel attempting to destroy and join against David. Ahithophel betrayed David David publicly and the conspiracy against him. In my thinking,David Ahithophel switched his counsel attempting to destroy and join allows bitterness to eathim. awayIn because of David’s sinful the conspiracy against my thinking, Ahithophel behavior againsttohiseat granddaughter. So David’s much so, Athithophel allows bitterness away because of sinful attempted to cause total humiliation When behavior against his David’s granddaughter. So muchand so,death. Athithophel Ahithophel’s hatredDavid’s heart and to destroyand David was When not attempted to cause totalplan humiliation death. followed, a dreaded defeat came upon him. Ahithophel’s hatred heart and plan to destroy David was not followed, a dreaded defeat came upon him. I believe bitterness totally overtook Ahithophel and according 2 Samual 17:23 NLT, Ahithophel realized his I to believe bitterness totally“When overtook Ahithophel andthat according advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey, went to to 2 Samual 17:23 NLT, “When Ahithophel realized that his

advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey, went to

his himself. HeHe hishometown, hometown,set sethis hisaffairs affairsininorder, order,and andhanged hanged himself. died there and was buried in the family tomb. ” Bitterness is the died there and was buried in the family tomb.” Bitterness is the poison we drink to our own destruction. poison we drink to our own destruction. Okay, so let’s look at ourselves. Do we have people in our lives Okay, so let’s look at ourselves. Do we have people in our lives who have wronged us, lied, or hurt us majorly? Has life been who have wronged us, lied, or hurt us majorly? Has life been unfair? At times have hopes collapsed? Yep. Life happens. unfair? At times have hopes collapsed? Yep. Life happens. How are you going to react to injustice, to illness cutting you How are you going to react to injustice, to illness cutting you life short, to harming of your loved one, to loss of finances, lifeloss short, to harming your lovedtoone, to losstreatment, of finances, to of your dream, toofdisrespect, uncaring to to loss ofirresponsibility, your dream, totodisrespect, treatment, to extreme painful losstoofuncaring years of friendship extreme or love? irresponsibility, to painful loss of years of friendship or love? Don’t be Ahithophel. Why destroy yourself? You may need Don’t be Ahithophel. Why You may need to step back from the one whodestroy causedyourself? the pain in your heart to step backa from thewalking one who causedfree theofpain in your heart and choose path of forward malice. Forgive andgo choose of walking free of malice. Forgive and forth.aI path am telling you, Iforward have seen people in similar and go forth. I am telling you, I have seen people in similar circumstances of injustice. One holds on to the ugly bitter circumstances of injustice. Onebreaks holds on thechooses ugly bitter hatred, and the other beautifully freetoand love’s hatred, and the other beautifully breaks chooses way. In identical situations the manner wefree reactand makes the love’s way. In identical situations thelife. manner wechoose react makes the difference in the quality of our How we to respond in the to quality of our How we choose to respond isdifference how we choose live. I’ve saidlife. it before, “Do you want to be bitterwe or choose better?”toMy close and I wrote song about is how live. I’vefriends said it before, “Do ayou want to this, BreakorFree by Silent Perhaps flip about be bitter better?” MyWitness. close friends and before I wroteyou a song this you canbyturn overWitness. any seedPerhaps of bitterness to you Godflip in a this,page, Break Free Silent before prayer using ourcan biblically-based as a guide: “Break this page, you turn over anysong seedlyrics of bitterness to God in a free from theseour stone cold walls, setsong yourlyrics heart as free, let it go. prayer using biblically-based a guide: “Break Choose love. Choose Choose way that you know. free from these stonelife. cold walls, the set your heart free, let itLet go. forgiveness flow…” Choose love. Choose life. Choose the way that you know. Let forgiveness flow…” My prayer is we do not swallow the pill of bitter resentful hostility; instead, we not tasteswallow the sweet truth, and My prayer is we do theway, pill joyful of bitter resentful contented life. Hey, doesn’t that sound like a bit like following hostility; instead, we taste the sweet way, joyful truth, and Jesus Christ,life. theHey, Way,doesn’t the Truth the Life? can’tfollowing control contented thatand sound like a We bit like all ourChrist, circumstances, can and choose face We them with a Jesus the Way,but thewe Truth thetoLife? can’t control Christ-like attitude. all our circumstances, but we can choose to face them with a

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Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins. While the decorative jack-o’-lanterns are always a classic, there are various ways to put pumpkins to good use. Pumpkins are gourds and members of the squash family and have been grown and used for thousands of years. Evidence suggests that pumpkins date back to 7000 B.C. Today they are widely used for decorating around Halloween, but there are many other things that can be done with pumpkins. Create a food vessel. Pumpkins can be transformed into bowls to hold soup, punch, fruit, or even dips. Make sure the pumpkin has been cleaned well of its pulp and seeds. Rub the inside walls of the pumpkin with oil to keep them from drying out and caving in, then fill with your food of choice. Get illuminated. Turn hollowed-out mini pumpkins into candles. Melt soy wax, beeswax or the gel type of candle wax that can be found at most craft stores. Add your favorite scent and place a wick into the bottom of the pumpkin. Then pour the wax into hallowed-out space and allow it to harden. Try the same thing with bumpy and multi-colored gourds for added decorating appeal. Turn it into a flower pot. Fill a hollow pumpkin with soil. You may not have to worry about scraping the pumpkin completely clean because the pulp can be used to help fertilize the potting soil. Plant your favorite fall flowers into the festive and earth-friendly flower pot. When the pumpkin shows signs of rotting, simply put the whole thing into a traditional flower pot or bury it directly in the ground. create a billowing cauldron. Instead of a standard jack-o’-lantern, put a glass jar into the carved pumpkin, add dish soap and hot water to the jar and then put in a piece of dry ice. Bubbles and smoke will pour out of the pumpkin to create a spooktacular effect. 47

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Would you believe that I was asked to join a social club? It’s hard to believe I know especially if you’ve read any of my previous columns. It’s a good thing “The Club” doesn’t do background checks. The fact is they didn’t really want me anyhow. It was my husband they wanted and they got me by default. Oh happy day!! I would just have to prove that I had class. Very little class, mind you, but class nonetheless. Why, my middle name is Class. That’s why you’ll be shocked to know that I put that entire social club over the edge. Everything was going just fine after our acceptance into “The Club” until I stepped out of my car that first day. Things quickly went south. I must say the incident involving the golf cart was a total misunderstanding. I do admit I got a little excited and might have overreacted when I saw a man hit a tiny white ball really, really far. I know nothing about golf though so how was I to know that my next move was going to be a total breech of golf etiquette? In my defense I was just trying to help. Help is my middle name you know. I knew there was no way that man was going to find the ball he had just hit because it was headed right for that hole with the flag in it. Without thinking I jumped in a golf cart that was parked by the front door of “The Club” and sped off to stop the ball before it could fall in that hole. There was a bag of clubs in the back of the cart that I assumed belonged to a Mr. Ping. (Talk about paranoia, the man had his name stamped on every one of those clubs. Did he think someone was going to run off with them?) I just hoped he wouldn’t mind if I used one to help out a brother golfer.


I had the steering wheel in one hand and the golf club in the other as I looked back and saw the man and his buddies jumping up and down as they watched the ball head for that hole with the flag. I came to a screeching halt right next to the flag just as the ball was about to drop in the hole. I used Mr. Ping’s club to hit the ball

back towards the man. He stopped jumping up and down, stared a moment, then put his head in his hands and dropped to the ground. The way his shoulders shook I swear he was crying. How sweet! You don’t often find a man who is so in touch with his feminine side that he isn’t afraid to cry in front of his friends. All of a sudden he jumped up and started running toward me. I didn’t want him to feel embarrassed about that little show of emotion just then so I popped a wheelie and shot off that beautiful green grass to get away. As I looked back I saw tire marks that any man would be proud of. Wow! My husband hadn’t even been to “The Club” yet and I was already a hit. I was willing to bet that somebody was calling my husband right that moment to tell him what I’d done. I knew he’d be proud that I had finally done something right. I even had a fleeting thought that the next time “The Club” had an opening on the board, I’d be the first name thrown out there!! I was partially right about all of that. They did call my husband to come see what I’d done, but they wanted him there when they assessed the damages that he’d be responsible for. Oh, and my name was thrown out there too, but it was (and I believe still is) used in vain. It appeared that in only one short visit I had violated the membership code of conduct in a way that would not soon be forgotten. Apparently Rule #1 states: “A member’s conduct shall not be a detriment to the club as a whole”. Uh oh!! Conduct is a problem that’s hard for me to overcome and we all know Problem is my middle name. The board met with my husband and it was decided that they would continue his membership, but mine would be suspended. How rude! The worst part is my husband agreed it was the right thing to do. He figured as long as I would be working at “The Club” to pay for the damages, I really wasn’t eligible for a membership anyhow. It’s hard to believe that I could put an entire social club over the edge.

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In the last issue of Simply Hers I reported on what local books clubs are reading, and I asked for feedback on books you readers are into. Here we go!

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Linda is reading The Inferno by Dan Brown. It is a novel of mystery and intrigue that explores the threat of overpopulation. Grace is reading And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. It is the saga of an Afghani family and is especially insightful into the women in that culture. [At this writing, it is number five on the New York Times bestseller list.] Jeannie’s reading The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner about an abused wife of a decorated police officer. She helps convict him of savagely murdering ten women. When he escapes bent on revenge, she turns to a burned-out ex-marine to teach her skills to protect herself. Jeannie can’t put it down. Ellie is reading A Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. It is a novel of a young couple who run a lighthouse in Australia. A boat washes ashore with a dead man and a live infant. The wife wants the baby, but unexpected issues come to light when they decide to keep the child. Dave is reading The Tenth of December, a collection of short stories, by George Saunders. Paul is reading Nelson DeMille’s latest John Corey novel, The Panther. Joanne and Vicki are reading Maeve Binchey’s latest book, A Week in Winter, about a woman who returns to her hometown in Ireland to open a bed and breakfast. [Sadly, author Maeve Binchey recently passed away at the age of 72.] Marty is reading Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy. Peggie is reading A Bend in the Road, by Nicholas Sparks. It revolves around a police officer’s wife, killed while jogging by a hit and run driver. The police officer meets his young son’s teacher and begins a relationship with her, all the while trying to discover the identity of the driver who killed his wife. The story has a twist, in that it is written by the hit and run driver, and little hints are dropped throughout the story as to who that driver is. Peggie says it all comes together in a very interesting way.


Sandi is reading Jodi Thomas’ new Harmony series. Book one, Chance of a Lifetime, introduces us to librarian Emily. She starts a writing group, and they are all learning a lot more than writing from each other. Sandi said initially she was attracted to the cover and the title, but she soon discovered it was a story line that kept her interest. Book two in the Harmony series is now out, and is entitled Can’t Stop Believing.

Lastly, I am reading Richard Russo’s That Old Cape Magic. If you haven’t picked up a Russo book yet, you are in for a treat. He will make you smile. You may also recall his having written the movie “Nobody’s Fool,” about life in a small town from the man’s perspective, starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith. There you have the rundown! Interesting ‘This and That’: Kindle recently sent out a survey to their readers, and had a noteworthy response to the following questions that they posed. Here is a condensed sampling of the answers. What is the series of books you wish would never end? Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Outlander, Myron Bolitor Series, Sherlock Holmes, Redemption, Twilight, The Stieg Larsson Millenium, The Gabriel Allen Series, Alex Cross, Dune, Evanovich, The Narnia Chronicles, Sword of Schannara, The Jack Reacher series, The Left Behind series, The Spenser for Hire series, Sharpe’s Chronicles, and the bridal series by Nora Roberts. (Mine would be the Mitford books by Jan Karon) Who is the character you most relate to? Sofia in How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Lana in The Vincent Brothers, Amy and Jo in Little Women, Jane Eyre, Scarlett O’Hara, Claire in Outlander, Dagney Taggart in Atlas Shrugged, Bella in Twilight, Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird, Hermoine in Harry Potter, Eve Dallas, Alex Cross, Kay Scarpetta, Bridget Jones, Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. (I actually never relate to characters I read in fiction.) Where is your favorite place to read? Sun room, hammock, near water, bathroom, anywhere, recliner, bed, couch, ferry, airport, with coffee, hair salon, park, on sofa near the fireplace – (I would have to go with a sofa near the fireplace.) What is one book you wish you could read again for the first time? Jane Eyre, Brotherhood of the Warriors, Boy’s Life, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Wuthering Heights, Lucky, The Paris Wife, Fate and Flutter, The Hiding Place, The Shack, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, See Dick Run, Gone with the Wind, A Death in the Family, ThornBirds, Salem’s Lot, Catcher in the Rye, The Seventh Scroll, Where the Red Fern Grows, Alaska, Fountainhead, Clan of the Cave Bear, My Sister’s Keeper. (Mine is Paradise by Judith McNaught.) Lots of books, so little time! See you at the library.

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Home DesignCan you Hack it? By Julie Hofheinz Simply Hers Magazine

Have you ever seen something you like at a retailer and said to yourself, “I could make that”? I bet you have, but did you? Did you go home and re-create the item of your desire? I challenge you to take the next step and do it. Do you think you can Hack it? Hacking has been around forever. It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I would like to add that inspiration can come from everything we see and do. Hacking is simply a creative form of flattery. Artists and designers have been inspired by each other’s work through the ages, so this is really nothing new. I challenge you to tap into your inner hacker.

Simply put, a design hack is recreating something you’ve seen somewhere, nearly the same, or to your specifications. You may be thinking to yourself, “Isn’t hacking copycat design”? Not at all! A design hack is taking an idea and running with it your own way. No two things in art are ever going to be exact. The goal is not to duplicate, it’s to re-create. Keeping that in mind will free you to do your own thing.

The Miriam Webster dictionary defines the word Hack, as follows: To cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever (something) with or as with heavy, irregular blows (often followed by up or down): to hack meat. Although accurate when in the kitchen or maybe the workshop, for the sake of this article, and your fingers, this definition doesn’t apply. I try not to hack this way, (it sounds brutal).

Shop local, shop often, shop till ya drop! Shop for ideas, shop for inspiration, shop for colors, textures and smells. The internet can’t provide the sensory experience your favorite shop can. I’m all for the local retailer and appreciate that there are some things I just won’t tackle myself and wouldn’t dare try. For me, hacking rears its head when my champaign taste and beer pocket book collide.

Urban Dictionary provided many different, softer, definitions of the word Hack. As I scrolled through the obvious - “computer hacker”,” professional hack”, “hack job” I found this: It says Hack is: to create a clever solution to a tricky problem. This is the one I want. For our purposes, the tricky problem is how to recreate the object we desire.

Finding inspiration can go far beyond your local retailer or art fair. The internet is truly a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration. One of my favorite sites to find awesomeness in hacking is www.Pinterest.com. A resource for nearly all things design and do-it-yourself, Pinterest provides some of the best links to design hacks on the internet. Remember that thing you said you could “make yourself ”? Let’s get busy!

This is My definition: Home Design Hacking, (v) a clever use of ideas and materials to create a solution to an art or design problem for the home.

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What about furniture? Think you can’t hack it? Sure you can!

These hanging fixtures from Anthropology ($148) are really great but I find hard to purchase when I know I can hack them for a fraction of the cost. A wire basket and a hanging fixture kit costs less than $25. The look is unique and can be embellished with ribbons, keys, old spoons, you name it.

Probably one of the easiest hacks out there, sold at retail for hundreds of dollars, old furniture can be recreated to meet your exact specifications for the price of a can of paint. These pieces were transformed from trash to treasure in an afternoon.

Another favorite hack project is the painted wood sign. You see them everywhere; they tell you to Go Jump in the Lake or review the Family Rules. These are no more than a painted board with either stenciled or rub-on letters. You can hack it! The best part of all is you can customize it with your family names, important dates and meaningful sayings.

Design Hacking is how my own eclectic home has evolved. I see things I like in stores, magazines and online and I hunt down the pieces I need to make the look I want and I go for it. Working with a budget usually is what drives my hacking. We needed a dining room table and chairs when we moved into our new home. While thumbing through design magazines I noticed how mixing chair styles that had been painted one color work to create a cohesive look. I scoured local thrift shops and painted my own. An old school table with metal base found

on Craigslist.com worked perfectly as a table. The total spent on this dining room hack was under $100. I get so much more satisfaction by designing this way than I ever do when I just purchase something at retail. What I try to keep in mind when I’m on a mission to hack a piece for my home is this, I want the look without the price. What I come up with in the end may or may not look like my original inspiration. I know what I like, and I know what I’m capable of creating on my budget. Hacking drives design. It makes you think outside the box to get a result that works especially for you, within your budget and skill level. So I would say with certainty that imitation is a most sincere form of flattery, and yes…You Can Hack It!


163rd Annual Hillsdale County Fair “The Most Popular Fair on Earth”.

People from all over Michigan and the surrounding areas await the return of the Hillsdale County Fair each fall. Enjoying the traditional old favorites they have come to expect and treasure over the years. Boasting a new theme each year, the Fair never fails in its effort to bring the old favorites as well as new additions each year. The Hillsdale County Fairgrounds is owned and operated by the Hillsdale County Agricultural Society (a 501 C-3 Non Profit Organization). The Hillsdale County Agricultural Society with the aid of donations and sponsors will continue to produce our fair - “The Most Popular Fair on Earth”. This year’s Grand Stand events continue that tradition with old favorites including the Antique Tractor Pulls on Monday September 23rd, the International Demolition Derby on Tuesday, September 24th, and the Modified and Super Stock Tractor Pulls on Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th. The line up also includes a sold out show of Florida Georgia Line with Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys on Wednesday, September 25th. Florida Georgia Line is a hot new country band consisting of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, two guys who started out doing music on the back of a tailgate and have been working hard at it and trying to get better. Finishing out the week is country legend Vince Gill on Saturday, September 28th. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums. He has earned 18 CMA

Awards, including Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994. He is tied with George Strait for having won the most CMA Male Vocalist Awards (five), and is currently second only to Brooks and Dunn for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male Country artist. Whether you come for the mid-way rides, the Grand Stand events or the mouth watering fair food. The Hillsdale County Fair is sure to live up to your expectations. See you at the fair!


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Grandstand Line-up Sunday • 9/22 • 7pm — Lost Nations Rodeo Monday • 9/23 • 6pm — Antique Tractor Pull Tuesday • 9/24 • 7pm —

International Demolition Derby

Wednesday • 9/25 • 7pm— Florida Georgia Line with ut Boys do Gunnar Grizzly so&lThe Thursday • 9/26 • 7pm— Truck & Tractor Pulls Friday • 9/27 • 7pm— Truck & Tractor Pulls Saturday • 9/28 • 7pm — Vince Gill - Country Concert 60

Vince Gill • Saturday • 9/28 Tickets may be purchased at fair office Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm or by phone - Star Tickets, Inc. at (800) 585-3737 or www.startickets.com www.hillsdalecountyfair.org • (517) 437-3622 ** Customer convenience fees and handling charges may apply for some Grandstand event. Ticket prices do not include gate admission and parking.

Fall Wine Tour Michigan is home to more than 100 wineries and 120 tasting rooms located across the state. From the Lake Michigan shore to the Sunrise Coast, from the Upper Peninsula to the state line, you can enjoy a wide variety of award-winning wines. With red, white, dry, sweet, sparkling and fruit wines to choose from, you’re sure to find a new favorite. Wineries are nestled among 15,000 acres of scenic vineyards, waiting for visitors to enjoy the scenery while sampling the fruit of the vine. Paired with fresh, local ingredients found in local cuisine, a Pure Michigan wine tasting trip is something you can’t find anywhere else. Nestled in the heart of the Upper Peninsula, Mackinaw Trail Winery in Manistique offers a unique marina setting, offering breathtaking views of unspoiled beaches. Owner and winemaker, Raffael Stabile, draws upon old world techniques gained from his Italian immigrant heritage and utilizes state of the art expertise in fashioning exquisite fruit forward wines. Mackinaw Trail produces a wide variety of award winning grape and fruit wines. For more information and booking call: (906) 341-2303. Forty-Five North is a family-owned and operated winery on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula. Using grapes from estate and regional vineyards, their product is hand-crafted on-site. In addition to red and white varietals, Forty-Five North also makes wines sourced from locallygrown fruits like peaches and strawberries as well as experimental dessert wines such as 45 Gold, a bourbon-barrel-aged apricot wine. The rustic, post-and-beam barn nestled in the trees next to the vineyard sets the scene for an unforgettable, year-round tasting experience. For tastings and tours call: (231) 271-1188. The vineyards at Lemon Creek Winery on a 155-year-old family farm produce wines that are 100% estate grown and bottled. Six miles from the Lake Michigan shoreline, the rolling hills and

outwash moraine loam based soil allow Lemon Creek to cultivate some of the best grapes in the country. The winery features outstanding dry reds, German varietals and ice wines. In addition, Lemon Creek offers a farm market with u-pick and fresh fruits in season. To reserve times for tours or tastings call: (269) 471-1321. Fenn Valley Vineyards is located on the top of a large sand ridge that extends inland from Lake Michigan between the Black River and the Kalamazoo River Valley. This family-owned and operated vineyard and winery includes a 230 acre farm with wines from sparkling whites to rich reds tailored to satisfy each palette. For reservations call: (269) 561-2396. Founded in 2003 by brothers Patrick and Steve Mulrenin, Fieldstone Winery is now a tight knit part of the Rochester community. Each year the winery produces more than 50 types of wine at their unique Urban Winery. Located in downtown Rochester, the tasting room is perfect for date night, large parties, and relaxing with friends. Fieldstone encourages patrons with large appetites to bring food from local eateries to pair with their wines. For event and booking information call: (248) 656-0618.

Traverse City on Old Mission Peninsula. The 80 acre site is nestled into a ridge above Peninsula Drive with postcard views of East and West Grand Traverse Bays. Hand crafted wines are created on site from the peaceful and serene vineyard’s acreage. To book a tour call: (231) 929-4206. For More Information: www.michigan.org/wineries www.mackinawtrailwinery.com www.fortyfivenorth.com www.lemoncreekwinery.com www.fennvalley.com www.fieldstonewine.com www.hawthornevineyards.com

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pet taLEs From Kacie’s Korner By Kacie Keeshond, Simply Hers Magazine

Whew! Those dog days of summer about got the best of me with this fur coat I have to carry around all the time! One day ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ thought they’d be thrifty and try to go without the air conditioning….I was about ready to change my name to Ball Park Frank- I was one HOT dog!! Since my last column, I’ve had my first birthday. It’s been quite the year, leaving my dog-parents and siblings and moving from Jamestown, PA to Hillsdale, MI. I’ve come to realize these people I now call my ‘parents’ really needed me! They are getting old and slow so I’ve helped them keep moving with games like “Unroll the Toilet Paper and Run”, “Hide and Seek from Mom’s Purse”, “Chew the Shoe”, “Beat Dad to His Chair” and “Backyard Hole Digging!” We’re settling in pretty good, but they are still ‘parents’-in-training. We celebrated my turning one with a big Dog Day Birthday PAWty! It was so doggone fun! My pawesome friends all joined me in my backyard playpen for fun and toys! Gyzelle wore her bikini, Zoey played in my puppy pool, Charlie and Bentley liked their party hats, Daisy enjoyed my Birthday cake

(and she’s a picky eater!), Domo came clear from Lansing and brought my favorite ‘Aunt’ and ‘Uncle’ and even Rudy, the mature gal of the group, loosened up and jumped around with her new toys! I think ‘cousin’ Bentley might have even found puppy-love with Gyzelle (wink! wink!) My special puparazzi photographer, Constance Blank, was there for photos so we could share some with you. ‘Mom’ served hot dogs, (people) puppy chow, rawhide (bread) sticks and dog-faced cupcakes to the humans. My friends I searched for treats all over the backyard and played with toys. I was one pooped puppy at the end of the day but I’ve never had so much fun and excitement! It was a tail-waggin’, friendsniffin’, toy-chewin’, treat-eatin’ kind of day and we PAWtied ‘til the dogs went home!! I hope you’ve had a grrrreat summer too. I’d love to hear about you! Have your ‘mom’ or ‘dad’ send me your photos and stories, maybe I can share them in future columns. Email me at Kaciethekeeshond@gmail.com or like me on Facebook at Kacie Keeshond.

Photos by Constance Blank Photography



DOMO FRITZE The DFF (dog friend fur-ever) I want to introduce you to in this issue has an unusual story. Her name is Domo. We met Domo for the first time when we went to the Fur Ball in Lansing. We don’t know much about her history, and maybe that’s a good thing, because it would probably make us sad. But about three years ago, tiny little Domo, a Pomeranian/Sheba Inu mix, was wandering around in a parking structure in downtown Seattle, Washington. Her hair was long and matted, her toenails were overgrown and her teeth were in terrible condition. Even then, it was obvious that she was a little cutie and the fact that she happily jumped into the car with her soon-to-be new owner, Ashley Fritze, indicated she had a sweet disposition. The next morning Ashley contacted animal control in case somebody was looking for Domo, but it seemed quite obvious that she had most likely been dumped and abandoned. A trip to the veterinarian to have her checked out brought more surprises. For one, her teeth had been filed down. This is something that is sometimes done for fighting dogs so they can’t make puncture wounds, but it’s hard to understand why anybody would do that to a tiny little thing like Domo! They determined that she was at least 11-12 years old. But the biggest shock was when they discovered she was a hermaphrodite- having both female and male parts and pieces! This very rare condition has made her quite the novelty and educational specimen at her vet’s office. During an X-ray at a later visit, they also discovered that she apparently had been shot at, finding pellets from a BB gun in her. In the last three years, Domo has been making up for her rough start. Ashley says after a little cleaning up, getting her shots up to date and a whole lot of love, she is thriving. Domo now spends her days being a full-time companion to Ashley, who showers her with the good life. One of her favorite things to do is jump into Ashley’s purse and go out and about. She also loves visits to GiGi’s (‘grandma’, Cheryl Fritze) where she gets her favorite snack of cheese and swims in the pool! Even though they estimate she is about 15 years old, Ashley says “Domo doesn’t know she’s not a puppy!” But although she has the sweetness and playfulness of a puppy, the combination of poor care in the earlier years and her advancing age, is starting to catch up with her. Her lack of dental care resulted in oral surgery and recently, she was having hormonal problems, so surgery was performed to remove some of her extra reproductive organs. Domo is a wonderful example of how rescuing a pet can be life-changing for both the pet and owner. If you are willing to give them patience, love and attention you are likely to get it all back-and then some. We think Domo and Ashley are both pretty doggone lucky to have found each other!


Furnishing the empty nest

Unused space... the final frontier. For parents, experiencing their kids leaving the nest can not only be a momentous event, but it can also be one sometimes tinged with a bit of sadness. After all, your little boy or little girl is all grown up now. However, looking at the bright side, this means you now have one or more rooms that can be turned from a kid’s bedroom into a space you can now enjoy. You may have been making due with storing your personal effects into rooms in the house simply because of necessity. But now that the kids have flown the coop, it’s possible to take over their rooms and turn them into something tailored to you and your spouse. The following are a few transformations that can take place. Craft Center Many people enjoy making things with their hands, be it painting ceramics or knitting sweaters. A room that is set aside for different types of craft projects can keep work undisturbed and organized. Walls filled with shelves and storage containers alongside bulletin boards will create a utilitarian feel to the room. Have a large task table so you can spread out work and comfortable sitting chairs. Stick with a flooring material that can be cleaned quickly, like tile or wood in the event of spills. Sports Room Sports enthusiasts may want to set up a room devoted to collections of trophies, collector cards, memorabilia, and any other sports-related items. Add a sofa or recliners in the room as well as a big-screen TV, and this spot can be the perfect place for watching the game undisturbed.


Home Office For those who have been doing bills at the kitchen table or trying to work from home amid the noise of the kitchen or the television in the family room, a home office can be just the solution. If the room is large enough, place two desks face-to-face so it can be a his-and-her work center. Use neutral paint colors so that it will be more of a gender-neutral space. Guest Retreat Many times guests are forced to sleep on a pull-out bed or sleeper sofa when staying over at a loved one’s. Having an extra bedroom available can enable friends and family members to stay overnight with comfort and ease now. Decorate the room in neutral colors and invest in comfortable, hotel-quality linens for the utmost in luxury. Library Some people simply enjoy the ability to curl up with good book in a quiet space. Turn a vacated bedroom into a cozy nook complete with bookshelves, a plush chair and decorative reading lamp. Fill the rook with favorite books, decorations and a side table to house a cup of tea or coffee. Regardless of how you feel when your children leave home, redecorating empty rooms into new, functional spaces can help add a positive spin to your suddenly empty nest.

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Are you a caregiver 60 or older taking care of a related child under the age of eighteen? “You’re NOT Alone” in raising a related child - the Kinship Care Program is here to help. The Kinship Care program at Perennial Park is a program designed to provide financial and legal assistance and to provide support to caregivers. Whether you are a grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling, this program is here to help.

• Meals on Wheels • Personal Care • Respite Care • Homemaking • Transportation – Non Emergency

PereNNiAl PArK hAs The fOllOWiNg resOurCes AvAilAble: • A resource library with “second time around” books designed to help relatives raising related children. • Kinship Care support group that meets the third Friday of the month (september – May) • Respite care for caregivers by allowing children the opportunity to attend camp.

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For 32 years, Domestic Harmony has assisted Hillsdale County residents with services, advocacy and education regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Domestic violence is a pattern of emotional, physical and sexual abuse used by adolescents and adults to control their intimate partner. While alcohol and drugs are sometimes a factor in domestic and sexual violence, they are not the cause. Domestic violence is about power and control. Although either partner in a relationship can be abused, most often it is the woman who is the victim of serious verbal and physical abuse. Her life may be in danger and leaving is the most dangerous time. It is important for victims thinking of leaving their abusive relationship to have a safety plan in place. Domestic Harmony staff and volunteers are available toll free at 1 -888-439-1454 24 hours a day to help. Mission Statement: To provide emergency response and supportive services to those victimized by domestic and sexual violence and to advocate for changes that will break the cycle of violence in our community.

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE! YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME! YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE ABUSED! Domestic Harmony staff and volunteers are available toll free at 1 -888-439-1454 24 hours a day to help. WWW.DOMESTICHARMONY.COM or visit us at facebook.com/domesticharmony

Our funding has been critically cut in recent years. Donations are deeply appreciated and fund basic necessities at the shelter such as utility bills, food for shelter residents and other imperative operating expenses.

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Consignment Gallery

8 E Chicago St. (US-12) | Quincy, MI (517)414-8994 Hours: Wed,Thu, Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-2pm theconsignmentgalleryofquincy.com

FEATURED ITEMS: FABULOUS Full Figure-size clothing, jeans, capris, shorts and gorgeous dresses for all sizes! Curtains and bedding, kitchen items, small and large furniture items , and various household decor; from vintage to present-day.

In the Key - Consignment & Vintage Center

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation center 250 W. Carleton Rd. Hillsdale MI 49242 Located in the Kroger plaza 517-439-1202 Monday-Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm

Featured Items: New and gently used items including Clothing for Men, Women and Children, Housewares, kitchen wares, home decor, furniture, books, electronics, jewelry, collectibles and much more. Donations are tax deductible, always accepted and appreciated.

Random Comforts

2984 Treat Hwy. | Adrian, MI 49221 517-265-3545 | randomcomforts.com

FEATURED ITEMS: New & gently used, clean furniture and decor for your home or office; New Symbol Mattresses 20% off

fashion exchange consignment boutique

114 N. Market | Hudson | 517-448-2210

Your fashion journey begins here We carry the top name brands & fashion accessories at 1/2 of department store prices. Womens, Mens, Juniors & Childrens-If you dont like whats in your closet, come and check out whats in ours.

146 N Main St | Brooklyn MI (517) 592-8686 Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:30 till 5:00; Sat 10:00 till 4:00 pm Brooklyn’s Leading Fashionable Consignment Shop Closet Overload is a quality Consignment Boutique with high standards. We offer up-to-date new and used fashion and accessories. In order to do this we must be very selective. Closet Overload has 2000 square feet of space and has grown each and every year since opening in 1993. Check us out on the web at http:// www.closetoverload.net/ for downloadable coupons

Helping Hands Thrift Store, Inc.

A Lenawee county non-profit organization 795 Division Street | Adrian, MI 49221 (517)266-7002 Hours Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-4pm

FEATURED ITEMS: Gently used and some new, quality furniture, appliances and other larger and small household items as well art, tools and antiques. Donations welcome. Free pick-up of your quality used furniture and large working appliances

Stirr It Up Consignment

140 E Chicago Blvd. | Tecumseh, MI | (517)301-4371 Hours: Tues.-Fri 10:30-5:30; Sat. 10-4

FEATURED ITEMS: New & Used Equestrain clothing & Tack, English & Western boots, English riding apparel, Western Show clothes, Bridles, blankets,saddle pads,bits, helmets and cowboy hats. Infant- Adult clothing, new and used jewlery,shoes, purses and accessories. Maturnity and Mens clothing.

vintage Chic Consignments

86 N. Howell Steet | Hillsdale, Michigan 49242 | (517) 403-7292 VintageChicConsignments@yahoo.com Antique & Handmade Items

June’s Place Run by the reading united methodist women 125 S. Main St | Reading, MI (517) 283-9914 Hours: F&SA 9:00am-5:00pm , Donations accepted M, F, SA - 9-5

FEATURED ITEMS: Offering clean, quality clothing and household goods at a very low cost in an effort to support local and far reaching missions. We have clothing from infants thru extra large sizes, small appliances, various household items as well as games, toys and infant items. Because of space, we have no large household items.



Our creative crafter for this issue is Laurie Eaton. Laurie is a contributor on Ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com. Halloween is right around the corner and I’ve dreamed up the perfect tie dye project for you. Getting this skull tie dye shirt isn’t as hard as you think. Simply follow the steps below and I’ll show you how eerily easy it is to make it happen! cool shirt to wear for all your spooky festivities and beyond!

skull tie dye shirt SKILL LEVEL: Beginner


– Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye in black and purple – zip ties – washable marker or pencil – pattern (download it at Ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com) – scissors to cut out pattern – baking rack (you will get best results for this project using this)

Step- by-step Instructions:

Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye in black and purple (you can get it in our Carousel kit or in individual kits)

Dampen your shirt before you begin. First you will fold your shirt in half.

Print out the attached pattern for your shirt design.

Fold the pattern in half and lay it down exactly on your fold. Trace around it with a washable marker.

Carefully & tightly bind the nose and eyes around the marked line using rubber bands.

Carefully pinch around the outline of the skull. Now add the zip tie along your bunched up skull outline.

Layout out your baking rack and apply a small amount right above the rubber bands.

Add some black dye right below the zip tie. Not too much dye, because it will bleed into your skull face

If you are wanting to have the colors be even more vibrant, leave overnight before you rinse.

Just below it add purple. You need to leave white in between the purple and black.


Now add black dye to the bottom portion.

Let the dye set for 6-8 hours minimum.

Rinse out the dye in the sink until the water runs clear. Then pop it into the washer by itself using colder water and dry in dryer.

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• Serving Hillsdale & Branch County with Ecowater Water refiners since 1955 Geneva G: Couldn’t be happier I give it no thought • Completely American Made equipment, Marge D: because I have I like the delivery Hillsdale Jewelers Dale & Linda K.: Made in the Midwest. no problems service and the “The Ease” 16 yr. and never a service softness of my water. call and I can sure tell the Phyllis K: • Duracube Pro’s pick 99.9% pure salt difference when I run out My Heffernan system was of salt Geneva G: installed May 12, 2012 Margaret W: Why Choose just now refilled • onWater coolers and water delivery available. Scott P: Satisfied Couldn’t be happier - andMarch 1st, 2013! since I don’t know why more I give it no thought the late 50’s people don’t use this. Marge D: Angie R: • Residential, Commercial & Industrial It’s a bargain at of Sunsetbecause Acres Motel I have I like the delivery 30¢ gal. Applications When my cousins come to Dale & Linda K.: no problems service and the visit they hang out in the 16 yr. and never a service shower. It must be softness of my water. • ISpecial Pricing on all refiners & reverse the water! call and can sure tell the Ask Someone osmosis difference when I rununits out sold during the fair. Chris B: Of

John M: In wrestling he whipped every foe - But water’s hardness & iron gave woe - On Bill he did call and the problem did fall Sez John “That’s 2 decades ago!”

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Scott P: John M: In wrestling he whipped every I don’t know why more foe - But water’s hardness & iron gave woe - On Bill he did call and people don’t use this. the problem did fall Sez John Phyllis K: “That’s 2 decades ago!” It’s a bargain at My Heffernan system was installed May30¢ 12, 2012 gal. Margaret W:


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John M: In wrestling he whipped every foe - But water’s hardness & iron gave woe - On Bill he did call and the problem did fall Sez John


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The tailgating season is here and if you haven’t gotten your master’s degree in grilling, you have some catching up to do. We have developed a few simple recipes that will fool even your toughest critics. So, grab your tongs, put on your game day colors and get grillin’.

Lumberjack Hamburgers 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 pounds ground beef 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup pickle relish 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 beaten eggs 1/4 cup diced cheese ould you go to their website -their home page schrolls and theres one that says all you can eat ribs and walleye all day everydayMix together lightly ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic salt and eggs. Between sheets of waxed paper, form could we use those picks in place of the rib pic that we have and ad the all you can eat info?maybe into 8 thin patties. Leaving 1-inch margin for sealing, spread 4 patties with 1 tablespoon each of prepared mustard, chopped take off join us on the patio onion, relish, and cheese. and put the all you can eat info on top and the all day every day where you have slow smoked? Top with remaining patties. Seal edges by pressing firmly together. Brush with melted butter or margarine. Grill over medium setting approximately 15 minutes. Serve on buns. Makes 4 servings.

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U.S. 12 & U.S. 127 • Cement City • 517-547-8777

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken 1 cup orange juice (3 fresh oranges) 1-2 tablespoons grated orange peel 1/4 cup honey 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme

1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper 1 bay leaf, crumbled 8 chicken quarters (breasts)

In a large plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken. Add chicken. Twist-tie bag and place in bowl. Refrigerate a few hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally. Grill about 45 minutes, basting and turning often to prevent burning. Serves 8.

“Oh, I couldn’t possibly eat dessert. Well, maybe I could.” Almost time for all our Fall FavoritesHot & Delicious Apple crisp served with or without ice cream pumpkin pie pumpkin pAncAkes pumpkin muFFins witH cream cheese Frosting!

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lions, and tigers and beer,

oh my! Madigan’s

sports pub & grill US-12 • Allen | 517-869-2001 71

French Bread Monterey 1 loaf French bread Softened butter or margarine 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Paprika

Cut French bread in half lengthwise. Spread cut surfaces with butter or margarine. Wrap in heavy duty foil. Heat over medium setting on grill. Combine mayonnaise, cheese, onion and Worcestershire sauce. Spread on buttered bread. Sprinkle with paprika. Replace foil and grill over medium setting on grill until hot. Cut into crosswise slices to serve. Makes approximately 12 servings. Note: If grill with warming rack is available, bread may be cooked on rack without wrapping in foil.


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Sour Cream Grilled Potatoes 1 1/2 cups sliced, cooked potatoes or 9 oz. frozen French fried potatoes

1 cup sour cream 1 package onion soup mix 1/4 cup light cream

Place potatoes in center of 14-inch square heavy foil. Combine sour cream, onion soup mix and light cream and pour over potatoes. Close foil and fold into secure package. Grill over medium setting, with hood down, turning occasionally 20 to 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

They say you are what you eat, I guess that would make you stunning, irresistible and utterly delicious.

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Gems of Wisdom Have You Read Your Horoscope Today?

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, generosity will endear you to others, but you have to be generous for the right reasons. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a good idea to build friendships on false pretenses.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you will have to buckle down and get some things done at work, even if you are a little under the weather. Take things nice and easy once your work is done. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, devoting time to a spouse or children is of the utmost importance right now, while other matters will have to wait. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time with your loved ones. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a hectic schedule is compromising your ability to stay focused on the tasks at hand. You may need some help sorting some things out. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 There are enough diversions around to take your mind off of your problems, Pisces. They may not disappear, but you can address some issues later. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, no matter how hard you work, you just cannot seem to get ahead. Instead of tiring yourself unnecessarily, take a break and regroup.


SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, avoid taking on any more projects for the time being. Although you excel in tackling things, even the best of us need a rest from time to time.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, although you have many questions, the answers will not come so easily to you for a while. You must bide your time for a revelation. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 It will be really difficult to put you in a bad mood, Gemini. Your energy and cheer will be a bright light to those around you, so enjoy the positive days ahead. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you may want to be friends with everyone, but you may have to accept that you have a few people who just do not meld with your interests. Hang out with those who do. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Exercise can do more than just keep you physically fit, Leo. It also can help boost your mood when you need a pick-me-up, which could be the case in the near future. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, each time you think the grass will be greener somewhere else, you quickly learn it is not the case. Learn to appreciate what you have, and you will be glad for having done so.


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Simply hers lr 0913  

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

Simply hers lr 0913  

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