Thanks to COVID, you might be interested in knowing that in the 2019-2020 school year, 5.4% of the children in the United States were home-schooled. During the 2020-2021 school year, 11% were home-schooled. There are some parents who choose to home-school their children even without the pandemic, and there are some parents who have no choice in the matter. Just thought you’d like to know.
I apologize once again. In previous years, I would offer some advice to the men in the world on how to remember your spouse on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day was two days ago, so I am late. For future reference, “I don’t want anything for Valentine’s Day” is the same as saying “I’m fine!” Being a good husband or boyfriend can sometimes be very difficult.
Here’s something to ponder. When two vegans get into an argument, is it still called “A Beef”?
The South Michigan Food Bank is alive and well here in St. Joseph County. No matter where you live in St. Joe County, there’s a Food Bank near you. Here are some locations that are here for you:
Three Rivers: United Community Assistance Program, 320 North Main Street. Open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10AM – 1PM.
Three Rivers: Food Site, 18 Railroad Drive. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM – Noon.
Mendon: Mendon Food Cupboard, 114 West Main Street. Thursdays from 10AM – Noon.
Constantine: Constantine Community Food Pantry, 185 West 5th Street. Open every Thursday from 9AM – 11AM.
Colon: Colon Food Pantry, 132 North Blackstone Avenue. Tuesdays from 8AM – 11:15AM.
Centreville: Centreville Food Pantry, 305 East Main Street. Fridays from 10AM – Noon.
Centreville: Glen Oaks Comm. College Pantry, 64429 Shimmel Road. The Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 3PM – 4PM and on Fridays from Noon – 1PM.
Sturgis: Holy Angels Helping Hands Food Pantry, 402 South Nottawa Street. This pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 11AM – Noon.
White Pigeon: ECN/White Pigeon, 105 North Kalamazoo Street. This location is open the third Monday of every month from 5:30PM – 7PM and every Wednesday from 9AM – 11AM.
For more information, please visit smfoodbank.org.
The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is always interested on what can be done to provide assistance for our Armed Forces Veterans. If you’re a Veteran, you’ll want to make a note of this. The US Department of Veterans Affairs in Battle Creek is available to meet with you should you have any questions, concerns, or just want to learn more about what Veterans Affairs can do for you. If you live near Sturgis, they can meet with you the second Thursday of each month from 11:30AM – 1PM at the Oaks Enrichment Center, 306 North Franks Avenue. If you reside near Three Rivers, they can meet with you at the Rivers Enrichment Center, 1200 West Broadway, the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30AM – 1PM.
“If you want peace, work for justice.”
“He played the Sax, had no B.O., but his whiskers scratched, so she let him go.” ~ BURMA SHAVE
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Submitted by Norm Stutesman