So proud of my Fenton school family. As always, you stepped up to the plate and did whatever you could to help our kids. From our lunch aides, cooks, teachers, custodians, para pros and of course Charlie and Mr. Salter, I’m so proud to be a part of this family.

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Prayers and special thoughts are sent to all of the amazing nurses and medical personnel in Michigan. You are all awesome and special. I know how wonderful and stressful your jobs are; I worked in assisted living for a time. Thank you for being there

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Dear small/local business. I promise as soon as you reopen, I will be shopping local.

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Thank you to the beautiful lady who helped pay for our groceries at VG’s yesterday. I paid it forward already. You are special.

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TO THE PERSON who thinks teachers should forego their pay. Teachers have stepped up with online learning to keep kids engaged and learning during this pandemic. They deserve every penny they make. Ask the parents who are helping their kids now. It’s not easy.

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LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE should become a ‘prepper’ and be able to support themselves for a month or more with food and supplies.

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I, ALONG WITH many people I am sure, wonder why the nurses and medical personnel cannot receive the necessary supplies to work on patients. Would it not be smart to use the money spent on political campaigns of people who suspended them for this purpose?

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SPENDING HUNDREDS OF thousands of dollars putting up traffic signs does not improve roads. I have not seen any kind of road improvement along I-475 since the new signs. What a waste of money.

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WHILE WE ARE out of school, please remember to order your yearbook. This will certainly be a year to remember.

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I WANTED TO say how impressed I am with Fenton school teachers. They are working so hard to provide learning materials and experiences for their students. It is obvious how much they care about their students and our community. This is not a vacation for them. Thank you, teachers.

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THE CORONAVIRUS — VOTE 2020 - Vote as if your life depends on it.

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REDUCE YOUR VIRAL anxiety. Watch less news; watch more comedy.

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HEY VERA, WE were told no restrooms or showers will be open for camping for this entire season.

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LET’S HAVE A national hour of prayer. Our religious leaders could lead a televised hour praying for an end to this virus. We have nothing to lose and, maybe, somebody up there will be listening.

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WASH YOUR DOOR KNOBS, switches and phones to poison the germs and then you can wash with soap and water or just water to get the cleaner off.

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TO ALL YOU greedy grocery hoarders, please stop. I’m 75 with a bad heart running from Walmart to both VG’s just looking for hamburger and yes, toilet paper. Shop like you do any other time. Stores are staying open. Give them time to replenish their meat and shelves.

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TO THE HOT-LINER who thinks the country would be better if schools weren’t feeding the kids. I feel sad for you that you think we should punish children in food-insecure households. More can be spent on schools without cutting food for those who need it most.

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LOOK AT YOUR neighbor’s unkempt yards this way; some of them are either lazy, too busy or just don’t consider it a priority. But, if you have free time, go help some senior citizens or others in need get their yards ready for summer. That would help them and you.

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NICE ARTICLE ON spring cleaning. I learned a few tips.

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SINCE MANY KIDS seem to be less educated on civics. It might be a good time to include the topic in your home school plan while the kids are home.

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WE ARE TALKING more to our neighbors, checking on them and making sure they have what they need.

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WHEN YOU SEE the virus death totals, it is very important to ask the ‘rate’ of deaths, which is based on the population for that county, state or country.

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BULLETIN: THE GOVERNMENT does not have a stockpile of the millions of items every citizen could conceivably need in every emergency scenario.

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WHILE MANY WILL suffer, I’m thinking that most of us who are ‘untested’ will benefit from our first hard time and focus on the things that really matter.

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TIMELY ARTICLE VERA. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Thanks.

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IF ANYONE WANTS to report a business that they believe is non-essential during this COVID-19 pandemic, they should go to the Michigan attorney general’s website at michigan.gov/ag and file a complaint.

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FINISHED MY INCOME taxes for 2019. I printed five pages for filing lowest by lowest, by far, that I could ever remember. I have to thank the Trump administration and their 2017 tax reform for their efforts.

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TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH was able to broadcast Sunday service on YouTube this morning. The message was great. Thank you so much.

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THANK YOU TIMES for all of the important services available to our elderly and homebound. I bought an extra copy to give to my mom who lives in Fenton. She appreciated having phone numbers to call instead of a website.

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HARTLAND SCHOOL TAXPAYERS. Please be aware of the millage increase request on May 5. It is a tax increase. We have had the sinking fund approved along with the LESA millage approve. The LESA alone was a $640 increase for our home. We pay enough. Please request an absentee ballot from your township to say ‘no.’

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COLE STREET, ON the east side of Tipsico Lake has such bad pot holes that the road grader won’t even go down it.

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I RECOMMEND THE book ‘Miracle at Philadelphia’ by Catherine Drinker Bowen if you want to learn what the founding fathers intended regarding the roles of the federal and state governments. Written from the notes of James Madison, it provides insight on how the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches were to perform.

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A STOCKPILER BUYS supplies during the good times for when the bad times occur. A hoarder runs out and buys up all the supplies just as the bad times hit, creating shortages and panic. Be a stockpiler, not a hoarder.

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THANK YOU TO The Barn for delivering Thanksgiving dinner to Millpond Manor.  It was wonderful.  It made my day.

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HYSTERIA! FAR MORE contagious and destructive than any virus.

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I AM SO frustrated with hoarders and panic buyers. Come on people, quit overbuying everything in the grocery store and give store clerks time to restock things. I still have not been able to buy just one can of Lysol at our local grocery store and it’s not the store’s fault.

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IT’S GREAT THAT Tim Cook of Apple said Tuesday that Apple would donate 9 million N95 facemasks. Couple of questions come to mind. Why does Apple have that many facemasks and why did Mr. Cook wait until Tuesday to donate them?

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I HOPE MANY of the new disinfecting and cleaning guidelines stay with us after this pandemic is over. I don’t ever want to go through this again.

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WASH YOUR HANDS often and take your temperature three times a day.

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IF YOU KNOW someone making masks for hospitals, etc., go through your ‘stash’ and take them cotton fabric, l/4-inch elastic, and thread. Any color. If you are thinking of making masks, just remember, they do not have to be perfect. Thanks to all.

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I READ THAT there are 21 million fewer cellphones in use in China compared to before the COVID-19 virus pandemic. This is scary. Does this mean that 21 million people died? I sure hope not.

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ONE OF THE easiest and cheapest things you should be doing multiple times a day right now is to take your temperature. A fever could likely be a hidden sign of the coronavirus.

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