Week of February 3  2014

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Rod & Reel Raffle

Rod & Reel Raffle


We are raffling off 5 rod n’ reel sets to raise funds for a local VFW Post that does a whole lot of good for returning veterans.

Your participation and purchase of a ticket – or tickets - will help us raise the necessary funds to meet our goal and help these guys; thanks.


Rod & Reel Raffle


Tickets $20.00 each      Only 500 tickets to be sold

Proceeds to aid Veterans


5 winners (100 to 1 odds)


Brands to be raffled include:

Abu Garcia       Okuma             Pflueger

Pinnacle   Quantum   All Star


High-end pro edition units in sets or combination

Spinning and Baitcast sets                   IM 8 rods in 6', 7 and 8' lengths


For detailed rod & reel info: click here


For Your Health

University Hospitals study: regular mammograms for women in their 40s remain beneficial

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The findings of an expanded study conducted by researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center are lending even more credence to the value of screening mammograms for women in their 40s.


Published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology, the study showed that women ages 40-49 who had regular screening mammograms had their breast cancer diagnosed at earlier stages, had smaller tumors and were less likely to require chemotherapy than women whose cancer was detected by a diagnostic mammogram.


Led by Dr. Donna Plecha, director of breast imaging at UH, the researchers first began looking at the topic shortly after a task force issued a recommendation in 2009 saying that women don't need regular annual mammograms before age 50.


They wanted to see if there were significant differences in outcomes of women getting screening mammograms and women getting a mammogram only in response to a symptom (finding a lump, experiencing pain, etc.).


Earlier findings on screening women in their 40s, in which researchers analyzed the results of biopsies performed in 2008 and 2009, were published in 2012.


Not only were they looking for the incidences of breast cancer, but they also were interested in the detection of high-risk lesions.

“One of the benefits of screening that a lot of people don’t talk about is that we are identifying patients at high risk, and we can actually do

something to help decrease their risk of breast cancer [and recurrence],” said Plecha, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.


Reviewing the pathology results of 1,004 imaging-guided biopsies performed at UH’s main campus, UH Chagrin Highlands and UH Westlake from Jan. 1, 2008 through the end of 2011 (two more years of data than the earlier study), the researchers analyzed treatment recommendations, stage at diagnosis, and the identification of high-risk lesions in the two groups.


Their findings:

• Of 230 primary breast cancers, 149 were in the screened group and 81 were considered non-screened;

• Non-screened patients were more likely to undergo chemotherapy;

• Eighty-one percent of the high-risk lesions detected were diagnosed in the screened patients; and

• Screened patients with cancer were significantly more likely to receive a diagnosis at earlier stages; to have no sign of cancer in axillary lymph nodes – a predictor of a patient’s prognosis and of a possible recurrence of cancer; to have smaller tumors; and to not require surgery compared with the patients who had a diagnostic mammogram.


“This emphasizes the importance of screening in this age group,” she said. “A lot of women in their 40s don't get screened because they don't have a family history of breast cancer. But 70 % of women diagnosed don’t have a family history.” “The biggest thing is that yearly screening is important,” Plecha said. “We have the best chance of curing you if you catch it early."  The American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology and other groups continue to recommend annual exams beginning at age 40.



Beyond the Great Lakes

Bass Pro Shops to open sixth Canadian store in Metro Vancouver, B.C.

Bass Pro Shops will locate the company’s sixth Canadian store in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. The 145,000-sq ft store will be a key anchor

for the Tsawwassen Mills – a  1.2-million-square-foot, value-oriented mall, located on the northwest corner of Highway 17 and 52nd Avenue - being developed by Ivanhoe Cambridge.  The store will include the popular Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill and is scheduled to open in 2016.



DNR seeks input on fish, hunt, trap regulations

Share your ideas on fishing, hunting, trapping and other fish and wildlife related regulations in Indiana, including special permits.
Until Feb. 28, use a convenient online form to contribute ideas and provide input on topics the DNR has identified for consideration.

If you've already looked at the topics, you might want to look again. Background information has now been added on each of the topics. The form is at wildlife.IN.gov, at the “Got INput?” box near the middle of the page. Read more




DNR offers free boating safety class Feb. 22 at Detroit Boat Show
The Detroit Boat Show is partnering with the Michigan DNR Law Enforcement Division and the Oakland County Marine Division to offer a free boating safety class at the Cobo Center during the Detroit Boat Show. Those who complete the class will receive one free ticket to the show.

The class will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., in downtown Detroit. The class runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged although walk-ins well be accepted if space allows. Participants can register at www.detroitboatshow.net (click the "highlights" tab for more information).

Sgt. Al Bavarskas of the DNR's Law Enforcement Division said the class will teach participants important rules and tips needed for safe boating.  “Additionally, people who take the boating safety class and earn a boater’s safety certificate often qualify for a discount on boat insurance,” Bavarskas said.

For further information or to register by phone, please contact Sgt. Bavarskas by email at [email protected] or by calling him at the Southfield DNR Office at 248-359-9040.

For more information on boating in Michigan, including who is required to take boating safety before operating a boat or personal watercraft, go to www.michigan.gov/boating.


Other Breaking News Items

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Landscope: A city lies buried under Michigan’s west coast
Buried under sand dunes on Michigan’s southwest coast, near Saugatuck, lies Singapore that was a port town until about 130 years ago.


DoD Plan Would Gut Commissary's Budget

The Defense Department is discussing a $1 billion cut over the next three years to the commissary's budget in a move that could lead to a widespread closure of stores, Pentagon and industry officials said.


Feds Cannot Require A State To Carry Out Federal Acts »
A number of States are now considering bills to thwart the implementation of Obamacare or legislation to turn off resources like water and power to National Security Agency facilities around the country. The bills seek to direct State agents and employees to stop participating in the enforcement of various Federal acts


Identity mix up: Concealed carry applicant logs in to another’s information 

The Illinois State Police are investigating a computer glitch that’s putting some concealed carry applicant info in the wrong hands. When some applicants log in to the website, they’re finding another person’s photo, address, and phone #, along with other personal information. A Tazewell County man is dealing with this firsthand. Dustin Holzwarth explained. “When I logged in to the concealed carry permit with my ID and my user and password it said "Welcome Dustin Holzwarth" and my identity was not mine.”


Speakers endorse separation of Chicago waterway from Great Lakes to stop Asian Carp
Dozens of speakers, from U.S. senators to sport fishermen, participated in a public meeting in Traverse City, Mich. — the fifth of nine gatherings the Corps of Engineers is hosting with the White House Council on Environmental Quality to explain their new report and get feedback. The Corps has been impressed by the overwhelming support for physical separation, although the first meeting in Chicago also featured impassioned pleas not to shut down waterways used by freight barges and tour boats.



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