Michigan families urged to get children caught up on vaccines in recognition of National Infant Immunization Week

During National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 22-29, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges Michigan parents to ensure their children are fully vaccinated on time for the best possible protection from serious diseases. Each year, NIIW focuses on the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children — and this year it’s a priority to ensure families stay on track for their children’s well-child visits and routinely recommended vaccinations. On-time vaccination is critical to help provide protection against potentially life-threatening diseases.
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City Commission Meeting Recap: April 15, 2024

The Munising City Commission held a scheduled meeting on April 15, 2024 at the City Hall. All but one Commissioner were present and nine residents attended. Several new business actions were taken. The appointment of Robin Pavase and DJ Raica to the Planning Commission was approved as was the proposed License Agreement for the Fourth of July committee. There was a presentation on the upcoming Earth Fest events to be held at Munising School Public Library beginning April 20 at 10:30 a.m.
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Soup and Service

Each year for the past 12 years (except during Covid) the Munising Ecumenical Team has offered a “Soup and Service” event on the first five Wednesdays of Lent and Good Friday and Easter Vigil services during Holy week. All were open to the entire community. Each year one or two community service organizations are selected to receive the free will offerings from those events. This year The Community Food Pantry and Eden on the Bay Free store were selected recipients of the offerings. $1094.00 was raised in spite of two of the “Soup and Service” events being canceled due to uncooperative weather. The offering was shared equally. We are thankful for the community churches who cooperated in providing the suppers and services as well as the generosity of those who attended.
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Do you Remember the Day?

For those of you who are old enough, think back to Wednesday April 22, 1970. Do you remember the day? I was in ninth grade at Pennridge Central Junior High School located in Bucks County, PA, where George Washington crossed the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War. My school joined in with the other 20 million+ participants to celebrate the first Earth Day. In preparation for Earth Day, we learned about our Earth and the pollution it was facing at that time. Homeroom doors were decorated, and skits acted out by the students. On Earth Day, the whole school took part in a demonstration of support, with students coming together to line up to spell Earth Day. The school had two floors and we were able to look down, out of the windows, at the students outside and see Earth Day spelled out plain as day.
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Charity’s Dilemma: A Story of Good Deeds and Unexpected Twists

A big, burly man visited the pastor’s home and asked to see the minister’s wife, a woman well known for her charitable impulses. “Madam,”he said in a broken voice, “I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this district. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving. They are about to be turned into the cold, empty streets unless someone pays their rent, which amounts to $400.” “How terrible!” exclaimed the preacher’s wife. “May I ask who you are?” The sympathetic visitor applied his handkerchief to his eyes. “I’m the landlord,” he sobbed Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
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