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TAWAS CITY – During its Oct. 13 meeting, the Iosco County Board of Commissioners approved a number of resolutions to spend money from the more than $4 million the county was granted after the passing of the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

OSCODA – At their regular Oct. 11 board meeting, the Oscoda Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved creation of a Social District and approved Resolution 2021-30, establishing a “Downtown Oscoda Social District and Commons Area”. Township Supervisor Ann Richards was absent from the m…

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TAWAS CITY – Citing their attorney’s legal opinion, the Iosco County Board of Commissioners, during their committee of the whole meeting, passed on conducting any action on the proposed Bill of Rights ordinance given to the county by the Iosco County Republicans for potential adoption.

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LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel – in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Andrew Birge, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Matthew Schneider, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Michigan State Police – announced …

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OSCODA – At this point, a loss would be detrimental to the Oscoda football team’s playoff chances. The Owls trailed after the first quarter of Friday’s Northern Michigan Football Conference Legacy Division game at Johannesburg-Lewiston, but their offense never slowed down, scoring a season h…

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OSCODA – With just two weeks left in the regular season, all eyes are turned to Oscoda to see if it can punch its playoff ticket for the fifth season in a row. The Owls have won two games in a…

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ATLANTA – The Oscoda volleyball team made the trip to Posen on Thursday, for a North Star League crossover match-up. The Lady Owls were able to come up on the right side of things, claiming a …

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LANSING – Law enforcement officers from 102 police departments, sheriff offices and Michigan State Police (MSP) posts recently increased patrols across the state during the end-of-summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign that ran from Aug. 16 to Sept. 6.

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ALPENA – A police investigation to the whereabouts of a missing 18-year-old Alpena woman has turned into an investigation into her suspicious death after her body was found.

Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week is the third week of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Emil Fernando is taking part in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign to raise funding for the American Cancer Society. To read more or donate, visit https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR/RMWP/RMWPCY21NER?px=57156522&pg=personal&fr_id=101096

A good football coach can harness the talent of a team and help players focus on the intricacies of the game. The same is true of health coaches. They provide a pathway for clients to achieve personal goals and live healthier lives. Health coaches like Taylor Kohr are available to members of the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium. Kohr, who works with Highmark Blue Shield, helps clients set lifestyle goals, including exercise, nutrition, weight control, improved sleep habits, smoking cessation. Kohr, who has a background in exercise physiology, chronic disease, cardiac rehabilitation and nutrition, spends time on the telephone with her client,s and guides them through their health journey by providing insights and establishing attainable goals. Kohr has been with Highmark for a little more than a year. She arrived prior to the beginning of the pandemic. Over the course of the pandemic, Kohr says people have been receptive to the guidance provided by the health coaches. “Having this real person on the line is beneficial. Once people talk to us, hear our voice and expertise, they tend to respond better to what we provide,” she says. “We create a personal connection and that helps a lot.” For those clients who want to lose weight, Highmark coaches use the “My Weight Management Journey” program. The coaches use this program to help their clients establish nutritional guidelines, an exercise plan and even an accountability program. Kohr checks in with her clients every two weeks. From that conversation, she will provide them with certain challenges over the next two weeks in order to hit their goals. “The coaches are here to help with these challenges along their journey and the members are typically receptive to them. It’s pretty helpful to have someone call in and check in with you periodically,” Kohr explains. A weight loss journey begins with a baseline of an individual’s height, weight and body mass index. A client’s progress is measured against the baseline and trends are shown in an analytics report, Kohr says. Leslie Ferrari, a reading specialist at Butler Intermediate High School, has been a client of Kohr for the past several months. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with a broken hip led to some weight gain for Ferrari. She wanted to get a handle on her weight before it became a problem and turned to Kohr. “The health coaching program is great,” says Ferrari, 61. “I look forward to the calls with Taylor. We talk for 25 or 30 minutes and it’s so helpful. She provides an objective, supportive source of encouragement. She’s there to guide me along this weight loss journey.” Using the weight management plan, Kohr has set goals for Ferrari and helped her address one of her key weaknesses, what Ferrari calls “mindless eating.” That mindless eating, in addition to the sedentary lifestyle that set in while she recovered from her surgery, led to weight gain. Before the pandemic and accident, Ferrari says she was “super skinny” and wants to get back into her clothing. In addition to her guidance on mindless eating and other nutritional advice, Kohr has also helped Ferrari with some exercise goals. “I’m not as fast as I used to be,” she says. “I exercise the best as I can, given the limitations of my hip.” Under Kohr’s guidance, Ferrari has already lost about six pounds and has her eye on losing about 10 more. “The clothes I wanted to get into were an important motivator,” she says. “If I lose a few more pounds I won’t look like a stuffed sausage in them.” Ferrari’s injury, combined with the pandemic are part of contributing determinants of health that Highmark notes can impact our daily lives. Outside of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of those determinants of health include stable housing, access to food, transportation and the like. In a Highmark YouTube video, Highmark Health Coach Terra Delia, a registered nurse, shares some typical social and economic obstructions to health that people may not consider on their own journey. “What are in people’s environments that affect their health,” she asks. Delia says people will often think they have what they need for good health, but once a health coach begins probing and asking questions, those determinants will begin to come to light. Delia shares a story of a Highmark client who was a high risk pregnancy. The woman and her boyfriend had both lost their jobs, and had no income and little food to eat. As a coach, Delia was able to bring a Highmark social worker onto the case who was able to provide some guidance and direction to find financial resources, food assistance and how to apply for WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. That assistance was able to tide the woman over until she found a new job. Delia explains that beyond advice, a Highmark health coach can provide a client with the resources they need to reach a goal or get through a difficult season in life. “It’s very rewarding to have such a positive impact on our members,” she says. For Ferrari, Kohr’s guidance has had an enormous impact. She says she is always excited to talk with Kohr about her goals. While the relationship is professional, Ferrari says she developed a personal bond with Kohr, as well. “She’s a calming influence,” Ferrari says of Kohr.

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OSCODA – The NorthEast Michigan Rocket Association met at Oscoda High School (OHS) last Friday and launched seven model rockets to everyone’s delight. 

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OSCODA – The Jackson Family presents the Spooky House Tour, welcome and free to all, every Friday, Saturday and on Halloween from 8 to 11 p.m. 

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There is something about candy corn that makes me want to keep eating it endlessly, even though it’s kind of disgusting. For whatever reason when I bite into a kernel of candy corn, and I feel my teeth sink into that waxy, solid, sort of flavorless sugar mass, I think, “Why the hell am I doi…

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There has only been one of my former teachers, who I also have had the privilege of calling a close personal friend, that I have ever been confortable calling by their first name. That was Jim Baier. After high school Jim never wanted me to call him Mr. Baier, or God forbid, James. He was pl…