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 In response, the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new epidemic order to save lives and protect front- line heroes during this fall surge
With as quickly as things change,
I know that this can be a confusing time for all of us. Be sure to regularly check Michigan.gov/coronavirus and CDC.gov/coronavirus for the latest information. If you have additional questions about what the state is doing to mitigate the spread of the virus you can call Michigan’s COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 535-6136 seven days a week from 8am to 5pm or email COVID19@michigan.gov and your questions will be answered from 8am to 5pm each day.
in cases by enacting a three-week pause targeting social gatherings and other group activities beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18.
During this Covid pandemic, many have become bored and don’t know what to do with themselves while oth- ers just seem to keep moving toward their goals. Have you ever thought that it was too late to do something that you always wanted to do? Well, maybe it isn’t too late.
Julia Child, the famous French chef and author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, wrote her cookbook late in life.
There are many people who have become late bloomers or switched from one career to another later in life. May I suggest that as we grow older that we take a big leap and think outside of the box? Or better yet, think outside the rocking chair.
Iva Barr, age 87, completed the 2015 London Marathon in 7:29 (26.2 miles). What an inspiration. We should at least get up and start walk- ing every day.
Laura Ingles Wilder, author of Little House in the Big Woods, pub- lished her book at the age of 64.
I’m not saying that you need to get out your pen and attempt becoming a great novelist or rush to Walmart for paints and an art easel. Nor do I think you even need to run a marathon, but why not try something new, some- thing perhaps you’ve always wanted to do or perhaps you’ve never even thought of? Maybe take a trip to the library and widened your interest on several new ideas. Let’s wake up our brain cells and see what happens!
Anna May Robertson Moses, better know as Grandma Moses, America’s famous folk artist, began painting at the age of 78. Her beautiful works have been admired all over the world.
It has been said that Michelangelo and several other famous painters in
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STATE HOUSE
Stacey Lott
Attorney at Law
State Rep. Jim Haadsma, District 62
COVID-19 UPDATES
This year has been one unlike any other; but as we continue to battle the pandemic, remember my staff and I are here to help you through this difficult time. In recent weeks, we’ve seen the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase exponen- tially. At the beginning of November, our state recorded its 200,000th con- firmed case and we have now sur- passed 8,000 deaths to this terrible virus.
As we move into the winter months, it is more important than ever to step up and do our part by masking up,
Gail Gallagher, Special to Senior Times
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE
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maintaining social distancing, and washing our hands. When working together, Michiganders have proven time and time again that we can over- come any obstacle placed in our path. By continuing to take these precautions in our neighborhoods, communities, and across our state now, we can turn the tide in the fight against COVID-19. The more aggressive our actions are today, the sooner we can get back to
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