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JESUS TAKES THE SECOND CUP

April 17th, 2014

Linda, walking in Jerusalem THURSDAY, APRIL 17 SCRIPTURE – LUKE 22:14-18 14When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.15And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.16For … Continue reading

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Creating the Erie Whistler and Thumper Jigs

April 15th, 2014

Welcome to the creative mind that is me. I love to take existing ideas and making them better, or at least adapt them to walleye fishing. I played with Alabama Rigs a couple of years ago, that same year I started tying up my own Lake Erie style hair jigs. I jazzed them up by […]

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Power out? Food safe, for a while

April 15th, 2014

The Monroe on a Budget column runs Tuesdays in The Monroe News. Here is this weeks installment. By Paula Wethington / Monroe on a Budget Every time someone tries to talk me into buying a deep freezer to stockpile meat and other groceries, I shake my head. I don’t want the hassle of trying to […]

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Mashables checklist of which passwords to update for Heartbleed issue

April 15th, 2014

Mashable has compiled a helpful and easy to read checklist of which passwords need to be updated for the Heartbleed issue. – Paula Wethington

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Dont try to replace the groceries lost to a power outage all at once

April 15th, 2014

By Paula Wethington / Monroe on a Budget High winds on the morning of Monday April 14 resulted in the first “severe weather” power outages of the 2014 season for southeast Michigan. The outages weren’t as widespread in Monroe County as they were in metro Detroit, but they did affect a couple of thousand people […]

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Updated link to USDA food safety checklist for power outages

April 14th, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated the link that I posted a couple of years ago about food safety at a power outage. Here’s the new link.  

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Tax Day promotion list for Monroe County MI

April 14th, 2014

Are you looking for Tax Day freebies and promotions for Monroe County, Mich., and surrounding areas? I don’t forward second-hand information on my sales and deals roundups. I look for official announcements by the retailer or restaurant, and focus on businesses that actually are in the Monroe County area: Arby’s will host its fourth annual […]

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Yakezies tips on being a successful blogger

April 13th, 2014

Yakezie is one of the networking groups that has emerged in the personal finance blogosphere, which is the topic I have been most active in while blogging. An article about blogging that was recently posted on its site got my … Continue reading

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What Im doing with all the photo negatives from years ago

April 13th, 2014

By Paula Wethington / Monroe on a Budget I will start this post by saying there was a time when it was considered a horrible mistake to throw away photo negatives. You were supposed to save them in a box or file cabinet, marked with date and identifying details, so that you could make reprints […]

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Week before Easter = grocery stockup alert

April 13th, 2014

By Paula Wethington / Monroe on a Budget There are three times of year in which those who prefer pantry-style menu planning or cook from scratch at least on occasion can do very well at the supermarket. They are: just before Thanksgiving, just before Christmas and just before Easter. The timing is meant to get […]

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Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair April 23 in Dearborn

April 12th, 2014

The Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair will take place April 23 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 14801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, Mich. More than 100 employers are expected to participate, with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. The employment workshop is from 8:30 to 10:30 […]

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Harrier on a High Day

April 12th, 2014

It was a sparkling early spring morning at Point Mouillee the kind of day that drives the final nails into winters coffin. The shallows of the Huron River mouth were bustling with avian life. A dozen or so Lesser Yellowlegs were probing the silt for tidbits. They nervously bobbed and launched into short twittering […]

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REVIEW GODS NOT DEAD

April 12th, 2014

A number of mycollege philosophy studentshave come to me and asked “Have you seen “God’s Not Dead” yet? You need to see it, because it’s about the things you teach in our class!” So last week Linda and I went … Continue reading

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Seedling heat mats speed up germination

April 11th, 2014

For many years I started seeds without using a seedling heat mat.There never seemed to be any problems doing it that way as long as I was able to find a warm spot for my seed trays. Those were the days when the tops of refrigerators radiated heat and were nice and warm. That was […]

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More on the heartache of Heartbleed

April 10th, 2014

And for more discussion on the latest Internet security scandal … Marketplace Tech has an article The Heartache of Heartbleed that includes a database of sites known or likely to be vulnerable to this issue. – Paula Wethington

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Michigan Cottage Food workshop April 22 in Monroe

April 10th, 2014

Michigan State University Extension will present the workshop, “How to Start a Successful Cottage Food Business in Michigan,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday April 22 at the MSU Extension Monroe County office, 963 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, Mich. Cottage Food items are meant to be prepared in a home kitchen and then “face to […]

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Another password security headache. Ugh!!!

April 09th, 2014

The incredible sound you hear is the collective rants of everyone who has to change numerous passwords. From The Monroe News: An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of … Continue reading

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April 1 = time to renew Kroger Community Rewards designation

April 09th, 2014

Krogers shopper card has a Community Rewards program through which you can designate reward points you earn to the participating school, charity or organization of your choice. The procedure is that those accounts reset on April 1. You, as the customer, have to update your charity designation every year. I have heard from more than […]

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Whats a BitCoin? Monroes TechExperts has an explanation

April 09th, 2014

Have you been a bit baffled about the headlines and discussions on the BitCoin digital currency? Scott Blake at TechExperts in Monroe has a good explanation and history of this concept at The Fierce Battle for the Soul of Bitcoin. … Continue reading

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Identity theft presentation April 12 in Milan

April 09th, 2014

An Identity Theft presentation by the Office of Michigan Attorney General will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday April 12 at Milan Public Library, 151 Wabash St., Milan, Mich. The topics include recognizing and avoiding identity theft, how thieves steal such information and what to do if you are a victim. The program is sponsored by […]

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