TOM SMITH, DIRECTOR
816 4th Street
Three Rivers, MI  49093

269-858-8305​
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FAMILY  ACTIVITIES
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 GRANGE NEWS

​BAKED GOODS
Doctored Up Cake—
1st: Tricia Eidsmoe, Studley #1174
2nd: Lena Young, Community #1675
3rd: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
Cookies made with Cake Mix—
1st: Jackie Bishop, Home #129
2nd: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
3rd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160

HOMEMADE CANDIES
Any type Fudge —
1st: Barb Johnston, North Adrian #721
2nd: Melody Conrad, Community #1675
Any Other Type of Candy —
1st: Ladonna Kurburski, Harbor Springs #730

CANNING
Jams and Jellies —
1st: Lena Young, Community #1675
Any Variety of Canned Pickles —
1st: Barb Johnston, North Adrian #721
2nd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
Any type of Canned Vegetables—
1st:Michelle Barnes, Home #129
2nd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160

KNITTING
Scarf and Mittens—
1st: Lois Hicks, West Oshtemo #1630
Any Other Knitted Item —
1st: Russell Hoag, Community #1675(Best of Show-Fam.Act.)
2nd: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350

CROCHETING
Afghan —
1st: Darlene Reeser, Plymouth/Westland #389
2nd: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350

QUILTING​
Tied Quilt—
1st: Betty Persons, Burr Oak #1350
2nd: Alice Martinez, Burr Oak #1350
3rd: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350
Machine Quilt—
1st: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350
2nd: Helen Mudd, Studley #1174
Group Project—
1st: Betty Persons, Burr Oak #1350
2nd: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350

CROSS STITCH
Plastic Canvas —
1st: Kevin Young, Community #1675
Any Other Crossed Stitched Item
1st: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350
2nd: Tracie Frazier, Colon #215
3rd: Betty Persons, Burr Oak #1350

​GREETING CARDS
Birthday Card—
1st: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
2nd: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
3rd: Gary Ward, Burns #160
Any other Holiday—
1st: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
2nd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
3rd: Audrey Ewing, Plymouth/Westland #389

​CLOTHING
Decorated T-shirt—
1st: Barb Johnston, North Adrian #721
2nd: Louise Pifer, North Adrian #721

​TABLE DECORATION
Centerpiece—
1st: Teena Munsell, Plymouth/Westland #389
2nd: Sharon Strebbing, Plymouth/Westland #389
3rd: Audrey Ewing, Plymouth/Westland #389
Placemat—
1st: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
Table Favor—
1st: Audrey Ewing, Plymouth/Westland #389
2nd: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160

​RECYCLED CRAFT
Any item made out of Blue Jeans
1st: Joanne Normand, North Adrian #721
2nd: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
3rd: Sharon Strebbing, Plymouth/Westland #389

​ANY ITEM OF YESTERYEAR USED IN THE KITCHEN
1st: Lucille Bloom, Burr Oak #1350
2nd: Marshall Bishop, Home #129
3rd: Sharon Popler, Burns #160`

​JUNIORS — BIRD HOUSE — AGES 9-1
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1st: Marcus Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325

​GRANGERS MAKING 50 OR MORE TOYS
Ted Mudd, Helen Mudd, Studley #1174

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT RECIPIENTS:
Mid Michigan Pomona #61, St. Joseph/Cass/Kalamazoo Pomona #4, Plymouth/Westland #389, Community #1675, Mosherville #1351, Studley #1174, Summit City #672, Kinney #754, Burns #160, Oceana Center #1047, Burr Oak #1350, North Adrian #721, Colon #215, Gratiot #1898, Barnard #689
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 GRANGE NEWS

Happy New Year!! By the time you get this issue of the Grange News, how many personal resolutions have been broken? Here’s hoping you’re still having some success with yours. Now, How about Grange resolutions? Do we still have the resolve to make our Granges grow and prosper? I sure hope so because the very existence of our Order is dependent upon our actions in the next few years. Take time, either as a Grangers or as a group of members to set some goals for this coming year, and work towards those goals.

The goals I have set for the Family Activities Department is to make it to a few more Grange activities around the state than I have lately, to increase interest and participation in the department, and to respond to what our Michigan Grangers want from this department. Your input and participation is vital for success. And it starts with saving this month’s Grange News with the Program book and getting busy now on entries in all the various departments to insure we have a display room in October filled with our good works.
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Here are some coffee and caffeine facts you might find interesting!
  • Coffee drinkers are 45% less likely to commit suicide according to tests.
  • Drinking coffee can reduce your risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Drinking coffee before a workout accelerates fat loss.
  • Coffee releases a hormone called gastrin, which makes you more regular when it come to visiting the toilet.
  • Originally, coffee was eaten as an energy snack.
  • The average American drinks 210 milligrams of caffeine per day. That’s equal to 2 or 3 cups per day, depending on how strong it is.
  • The top 4 sources of caffeine in the American diet are coffee, soft drinks, tea, and chocolate, in that order. Other sources include over-the-counter pain killers, cold remedies, appetite suppressants and some prescription drugs.
  • What happens to that caffeine they remove from decaf coffee? Most of it is sold to soda companies and put into soft drinks.
  • Do you drink more caffeine than your kids do? If you correct for body weight, probably not. Pound for pound, kids often get as much caffeine from chocolate and soft drinks as their parents do from coffee, tea and other sources.
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CAFFEINE’S EFFECTS
The Good: caffeine has been scientifically proved to temporarily increase alertness, comprehension, memory, reflexes and even rate of learning. It also helps increase clarity of thought.

​The Bad: To much caffeine can cause hand tremors, loss of coordination or appetite—and in extreme cases trembling, nausea, heart palpitations and diarrhea.

Widely varying the amount of caffeine you ingest can put a strain on your liver, pancreas, heart and nervous system. And if you are prone to ulcers, can make your situation worse.

And here’s a fact for you!! If you could somehow manage to consume the equivalent of 70 to 100 cups of coffee in one sitting, you will experience convulsions and might even die.