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If you did not apply for Medicare Part B (medical insurance) within three months before or after turning age 65, you have another chance each year during the General Enrollment Period. The period runs from January 1 to March 31 every year. If you don’t enroll in Part B when you’re first eligible...
Lynn Eckerle is the author of the weekly food column The Recipe Exchange along with a blog, Lynn’s Musings From a Deep Well. She loves country cooking, small town living and taking the back roads. Dear Lynn, I’m looking for chicken recipes where you use the whole cut-up chicken. Boneless chicken...
Dr. Paul Dake is semi-retired; moved to the Pinconning area to be near family and is submitting articles for the Journal. Dr. Dake has an Undergraduate degree in Physiology and M.D. degree, both from Michigan State University, the latter awarded in 1978; immediately thereafter, Family Medicine...
Have you ever seen any research about proving the words of the bible. One recent study observed individuals who once a day spoke out loud that they forgave the specific people who they felt wronged them. The results showed that this action released an enzyme that helps to heal the body. The Bible...
If you are or care for a dog owner, here’s a statistic you do not want to be part of: More than 5,300 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs while delivering the mail last year. To keep its workers safe, the USPS offers dog owners advice during the annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week,...
The Rusty Blackbird migrates through our area in the spring and fall as it travels to and from its breeding grounds in Canada. This bird is easier to spot in the fall when it passes southward through the Saginaw Bay area because the color of its typically black plumage has turned to rusty iron. But...
On January 25, 2024, members of the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish heard a presentation from Consumers Energy representatives on the company’s renewable energy program. Robert Balzer, Community Affairs Manager for 6 counties in our area, and Dena Isabell, Stakeholder Engagement Manager/...
Several members of the Arenac VFW Post #3724 and Auxiliary along with many members of the 11th District attended the Department of Michigan Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary’s Mid-Winter Conference, January 25, 26 and 27, 2024 at the Radisson Hotel, in Kalamazoo, MI. The weekend’s agenda...
5 Years Ago (January 2019) The Pinconning City Council held their January meeting on January 22nd, after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. City Manager Dawn Hoder gave a report during the meeting; which stated the annual audit had been complete and findings would be reviewed with the Manager and...
Will Social Security be there when I retire? That’s the question we’re answering in the latest episode of our audio series, SSA Talks. Our Chief Actuary Steve Goss sheds light on our trust funds and how they relate to your future benefits. The 12-minute episode includes a fact sheet and transcript...

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