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Holcombe comes up big as District I wins again in BLWS

Holcombe is a 17-year-old rising senior at Walhalla High School, where he batted .397 last season. He’s hitting .417 in three BLWS games, but helped seal Saturday’s victory with his arm. Grand Rapids, the U.S. Central champion, committed six errors ...

Man accused of making online threats released from jail

Lenio will be staying with his family in Michigan until his November trial ...
Fossil dig set at Pembina River Gorge near Walhalla Fossil dig set at Pembina River Gorge near Walhalla Officials are digging for fossils at the Pembina River Gorge in ...

Couple stranded, 'frozen stiff' in 1977 blizzard give $2,000 to thank N.D. rescuers

WALHALLA, N.D. – A Michigan couple who survived a 30-hour ordeal in a stranded car during a blizzard more than 37 years ago are saying thanks to the Pembina County road crew that rescued them. William and Mary Reichert, who live in Howell, Mich.,

Unlikely rescue: Michigan couple sends checks to men who saved them in 1977 blizzard

WALHALLA, N.D. - A Michigan couple who survived a 30-hour ordeal in a stranded car during a blizzard more than 37 years ago are saying thanks to the Pembina County road crew that rescued them. William and Mary Reichert, who live in Howell, Mich.,

Afternoon Delight: America Ferrera in cop gear, Amanda Seyfried’s “In Time”

Out comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer will be performing tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Online tickets are now sold out, but if you’re in the area (Walhalla, MI) you can buy tickets at the door. Be sure to ...

Retha Schaub

SCHAUB, RETHA Walhalla, MI Retha M. Schaub, age 82, of Walhalla, MI passed away on July 18, 2011 following a brief illness. She is survived by sons, Daniel (Ruth), Bill (Judy), and Steve; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren. Celebration of life ...

8 August Music Festivals Worth the Trip

1. Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Where: Walhalla, Michigan When: Aug 2–7 What: Since its inception in 1976, this feminist, no-men-allowed lesbian Woodstock has brought thousands of women back to the land for a week of communally-run camping ...

Grand Haven's Marc Sheehan's passion is poetry

“Vengeful Hymns” is grounded in place as much of it is written about the West Michigan lakeshore. The book has many titles indicative of place and include “Detour outside Walhalla, Michigan,” “Vernal Equinox near the 45th Parallel ...

Gail Veneklasen Herter

Veneklasen of Zeeland, MI; her two brothers, Howard N. (Julie) Veneklasen and Brian Veneklasen and Tom Vituj of Holland; sister, Marsha (Steven) Van Tatenhove of Walhalla, MI; aunts, uncles, several cousins, nieces and nephews. Her mother and a niece ...

Woods fill with song for 29th Annual Womyn's Music Fest

Tickets range in price on a sliding scale from $380 for six days to $60 for a one-day pass. For more detailed information and the full schedule of events, visit www.michfest.com or send your snail mail to: WWTMC, Box 22, Walhalla, MI 49458.

Witnesses said a plane that crashed Sunday afternoon in Oconee County was flying low and doing aerobatics before it went down,

Witnesses report plane flying low, doing aerobatics before crash Two people on board when plane crashed UPDATED 10:53 AM EDT Aug 03, 2015 …

5 Tipps: Burger in der Schanze

Ich weiß nicht, wie es Euch geht, aber ein richtig guter Burger macht mir gute Laune. Den allerallerbesten Burger ever hatte ich im Mission District in San Francisco im Dr. Teeth and the electric Mayh…
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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in WALHALLA MICHIGAN

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


Protect Your Business in WALHALLA MICHIGAN from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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