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Mike’s Musings: Old woman jailed for $77 debt, give me a break

82-year-old Martha Menefield of Valley, Alabama was handcuffed and driven to jail last week for failing to pay her Waste Management trash bill for three months- June, July and August.I did a quick reread when this was sent to me last week because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. An 82-year-old woman? Jailed for Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

   One afternoon about this time of year, as my sister walked past his woodworking shop,  Mr. Ness stuck  his head out the door and called for us to come inside.  In his thick Norwegian accent, he told us that a letter for us from Santa had mistakenly been delivered to his shop.  He solemnly handed it to us, pointing Read More…

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875 partake in Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The 38th Annual Paw Paw Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held Thursday, Nov. 24, at Freshwater Community Church, 600 E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw. This year’s event is supported by local churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals in this generous community. The free meal was available in two different options – delivery or take out. “The team Read More…

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Paw Paw, Mattawan to usher in holiday season this weekend

PAW PAW – The Paw Paw Downtown Development Authority will host “Christmas in the Village,” with the lighting Friday night, Dec. 2, of the Village Christmas Tree located in front of the Carnegie, 129 S. Kalamazoo St., and continue Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. with the Children’s Christmas Parade.The parade will line up on Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

    HL Mencken was an old school newspaper man who wrote for the Baltimore Herald – fedora, cigar, allegedly a bottle of something in the top drawer of his desk, and magnificently sarcastic and acerbic. Much to everyone’s surprise, he also played in a wind quartet which they thought was completely out of character.  Over the decades, Read More…

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Won’t you help us help those in need?

It’s that time of year when our email and post box is flooded with Christmas Wishes. Our annual program, partially funded by local businesses fulfills the wishes of dozens of families in need of food, transportation, shelter and holiday gifts for children.This year is particularly difficult for many families. Because of inflation, the price of Read More…