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Senior Times - May 2019 From The STATE SENATE
State Senator, John Bizon, M.D., District 19
675 Wagner Dr, Battle Creek, MI (269) 969-6244
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I’d first like to say congratulations to two local organizations who were list-
ed as finalists for the Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Governor’s Fitness Awards.
letter grade system for ranking public schools based on student academic per- formance and growth, English Language Learners performance, graduation rates, and comparison to similar schools. The new accountability system will help par- ents more clearly understand the quality of their children’s school.
The Battle Creek Community Foundation is being recognized as a finalist for its Operation Fit organiza- tion it promotes in some of the local schools. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is recognized as a finalist in the large company healthy workplace category. Congratulations to both organizations
– they are leaders we should look to in making our homes and our community a more fit place to live.
• Public Act 671 of 2018 creates an inland lake aquatic invasive plant species control and eradication grant program
to allow a greater number of inland
Remaining healthy and maintaining a regular exercise routine in our older years is so important to our overall well-being. Regular exercise helps us maintain or lose weight; it reduces the impact of illness and chronic disease; it enhances mobility, flexibility and balance; it improves our mental health; improves our sleep; and boosts our mood and self-confidence, all according to Help Guide International, a guide to mental health and wellness.
lake communities to reduce the spread and impact of invasive flora. The early detection, control, and extermination of invasive aquatic plants is critical to pro- tecting the health of Michigan waters.
experience a stillborn birth.
• Public Act 601 of 2018 establishes a
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One of my favorite forms of exercise is cycling. From time to time, I enjoy taking bike rides from my house to Fort Custer or to Marshall. The ride enables me to clear my mind and think about the good things the life has brought to my family. Sometimes my daughter rides too, and I really enjoy that special time.
Finally, April 1 marked the beginning of Michigan’s 2019 fishing license sea- son. The 2019 Michigan Fishing Guide is now available and features information on licenses, seasons, new and general regula- tions, county exceptions, inland trout and salmon regulations, and more.
The 2019 Michigan Fishing Guide is available where fishing licenses are sold or online at gests. The online version is always up to date and available to download.
On a legislative note, just as a remind- er, Michigan has a number of bills that were enacted into law last year with a 90-day effective date. Some of the new laws that have taken effect this spring include:
• Public Act 589 of 2018 allows a depen-
Anglers can buy their fishing license in person at a local license retailer or online at The annual fee for a resident all-species fishing license is $26; an annual senior license is available for $11 for residents 65 or older.
dency tax exemption for parents who
Please contact my office staff at (517) 373-2426 or senjbizon@senate.michigan. gov if you need any assistance with state issues.
Joanna Stelloh Phelps, Special to Senior Times
May is the month to celebrate Moms.
I am fortunate to have my mom living in the area so in honor of her, I am going to provide two recipes she would enjoy. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy 94th birthday!
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dish with lid; add the 1⁄4 cup water, cover, and microwave about 5 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender but still firm. Drain and set aside.
Cauliflower Casserole
• 1 medium head of cauliflower, cleaned
In mixing bowl, blend sour cream, cheddar cheese, red pepper, and season- ings together; add cauliflower and put into prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle with
corn flakes and Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until heated through and top lightly browned.
and cut into florets
• 1⁄4 cup water
• 1 cup sour cream
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 1⁄4 cup red pepper, diced into small pieces • 1⁄2 teaspoon each onion and garlic
Lemon Ice
• 1 cup water
• 2 cups sugar
• 2 cups lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
In saucepan, cook sugar and water over low heat stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and zest. Pour into freezer container and freeze, stirring every 30 minutes for 4 hours or until mixture is slushy. Scoop and serve in sherbet dishes.
• 1 teaspoon salt
• Pinch of black pepper
• 1⁄2 cup crushed corn flakes
• 1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 2-quart casserole dish and set aside. Place cauliflower in a microwave-safe casserole
Cereal City Concert Band's
"British Invasion!" Spring Concert
By: Heather Lane-Fowler
Join Cereal City Concert Band on Sunday, May 19 at 3pm at Kellogg Community College Binda Performing Arts Center for their tribute to British Composers. They will be performing the masterpieces of Eric Coates, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Thomas Arne, and John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students & Seniors 65+ at the door.
This is the last concert of the season before they start the summer schedule. For more information about the band, please visit their website at www.cerealcitycon- or email at cccb@cerealcity-

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