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The History of Spring

by Michelle Jackson, Administrative Assistant In earlier times, the vernal equinox was considered the beginning of the New Year. It has always been an important day to those who work the land because it signifies the beginning of the season of regeneration and growth. We can empathize with the ancients’ joy at the resurrection of the sun god from the underworld. It’s spring! The thought makes … Continue reading The History of Spring

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Celebrate World Water Day

by Alexis Ringman, Project Administrator March 22nd is designated as World Water Day. The first World Water Day was designated on March 22, 1993 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to bring international awareness about water related issues and inspire action. This year’s UN Water World Water Day theme is water and jobs and is “focusing on how enough quantity and quality of water can … Continue reading Celebrate World Water Day

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Today is American Diabetes Alert Day

by Miles Morley, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Alert Day is today, March 22. The purpose of Alert Day is to help inform individuals about the risks of developing diabetes. The ADA facilitates this with their risk assessment. The ADA reports that one in four people who have diabetes are undiagnosed or unaware of their condition. The complications from diabetes, described below, are … Continue reading Today is American Diabetes Alert Day

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When a Simple Thank You Will Not Do!

by Ron Tatro, Vice President This week, our colleague, Pat Ocheltree, will come to work at ELM for the last time. She is retiring and moving out of state to be near her family. I have been thinking a lot about Pat and our time together. I met her on my second day of work at ELM. I was the new Director of the Consumer Fraud Prevention … Continue reading When a Simple Thank You Will Not Do!

"We can do it" motivational poster from World War 2

Forgotten Women of War – Women’s History Month

by Dawn Kepler, Project Administrator The defense of our nation is a shared responsibility. Women have served in the defense of this land for years before our United States was born. They have contributed their talents, skills and courage to this endeavor for more than two centuries with an astounding record of achievement that stretches from Lexington and Concord to the Persian Gulf and beyond. … Continue reading Forgotten Women of War – Women’s History Month

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A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for our services. MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problems. Just ask Mr. D. Mr. D worked for a company that had long been out of business … Continue reading A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

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An Unknowing Trap for Sellers of Motor Vehicles

by David Jones, J.D., Hotline Attorney It is all too common for sellers of used motor vehicles to simply sign the title over to the buyer, and assume the buyer will register it with the Secretary of State. However, if the buyer does not register the title, the seller can face some real legal problems because the seller is still the owner of title. I … Continue reading An Unknowing Trap for Sellers of Motor Vehicles