OSCODA – There wasn’t much action taken during the April 11 meeting of the Oscoda Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA), but several updates on impending matters were provided by director Ann Richards.

OSCODA – The 2017 Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops event will include a presentation in Oscoda, slated for Wednesday, April 26, from 6-9 p.m. at the Oscoda American Legion Post, located at 349 S. State St.

OSCODA – U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) will be in Oscoda tomorrow, Thursday, for a coffee hour with constituents.

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ALABASTER Twp. – Robert Jay Ferguson, 36, East Tawas, was treated at the hospital for possible minor injuries after the Buick Century he was driving was struck by a deer in Alabaster Township.

PLAINFIELD Twp. – Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers were recently dispatched to a home on Maurice Lane in Plainfield Township for a breaking-and-entering complaint.

GRANT Twp. – A 2004 Jeep Liberty, valued at about $3,000, was deemed a total loss after it was destroyed by fire on April 5.

OSCODA – Game one didn’t go well for the Oscoda softball team at Mio on Thursday. The Lady Owls rebounded with a nice win in game two, however, 11-5.

OSCODA – Oscoda made the quick trip south to play rival Tawas Area in the season opening baseball games for both teams, Monday, April 10. The Owls claimed a 5-2 win in game one on a pair of st…

OSCODA – Oscoda bounced back from its season opening loss earlier in the week to dominate host Saginaw Arts and Science Academy on Thursday. The Lady Owls scored two goals in each half to top …

HALE – Special Olympics Area 31 has begun its track and field season, with practices every Tuesday and Thursday at the Eagle Pointe Plaza in Hale at 6 p.m.

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Twenty-nine million adults and children in the United States have diabetes — nearly 10 percent of the population. An additional 86 million adults have prediabetes, a condition likely to lead to diabetes if not addressed. What’s more, diabetes disproportionately affects certain ethnic minorities and vulnerable populations such as the elderly and underserved. The American Diabetes Association is fighting for millions of families and individuals, working to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of people affected by diabetes.

The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division, the nation’s largest patient advocacy organization for people with liver disease, has announced the launch of workplace wellness campaign Get Fit. Initially available in the Chicago area, Get Fit is a comprehensive employee wellness platform that provides high-quality, educational resources and activities to promote general health, wellness and employee engagement. 

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The Crohn©s & Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. These are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect an estimated 1.6 million Americans. CCFA was founded in 1967 and now serves more than 600,000 patients annually through 40 chapters and national education and support programs.  

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OSCODA – HealthQuest, a local volunteer organization dedicated to inspiring community health and happiness, will be presenting “An Afternoon of Comedy” on Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. at the Lake Theatre in downtown Oscoda.

TAWAS CITY – Tawas Community Concert Band (TCCB) will present “A Spring Concert” on Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tawas Area High School Alumni Gymnasium.

OSCODA – Shoreline Players will be presenting “Mani, Pedi…Murder,” the final show of its 2017 series of murder mysteries at Camp Inn Lodge in Oscoda. The interactive dinner theater murder mystery will be presented on Saturday, April 22.

Our nation’s 13th annual Sunshine Week kicks off Sunday, March 12 with a gala event at the Department of Commerce Research Library in Washington, D.C. But most of us won’t be attending. In fact, most of us don’t have a clue what Sunshine Week is or what it is all about. So here’s the background.

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