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M STIM Program Presentation Planned

Movement Disorder Neurologist Dr. Kelvin Chou from the University of Michigan Health System's Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) program will be presenting an educational program in Jackson next week.  Dr. Chou and Dr. Parag Patil will be discussing Essential Tremors and Deep Brain Stimulation at the Ella Sharp Museum on Saturday, November 8 at 11am.  The program is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served.  To RSVP, call 419-340-2347.  Other guests:  Dave Swartout, candidate for 7th District, U.S. House;  Stockbridge High School Robotics Team members Chloe Hypes and Madeline Armstrong with instructor Bob Richards and business supporter Brandon Ansel;  Laura Schlecte, Artsy Fartsy Marketplace;  Dave DeBaker, movie reviews;  Ric Walton, Walton Insurance Group.

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Mark Schauer Makes Campaign Stop

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer pledged to cancel the Aramark contract with the Michigan Department of Corrections should he win the race for Michigan governor.  Schauer discussed the pension tax, his jobs plan and education funding on a brief stop at JTV today.  Other guests:  Democratic candidate for 7th District Congress Pam Byrnes;  Marcie Kromrei, Heartland Health Care Center with Roxann Davis, Ridgecrest Health Campus promoting the Jackson Caregivers Retreat, November 4;  Jeff Beagle, Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot;  Laurie Lazebnik and Larry Halman, Temple Beth Israel Election Day Bake Sale;  Brian Surgener, Jackson Coffee Co. Drawings of the Month.

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Mark Bernstein Visits Show

Prominent Attorney Mark Bernstein, The Law Office of Sam Bernstein, visited the show today to talk about his brother Richard's campaign for Michigan Supreme Court and other current issues.  The firm has a distinguished team of trial attorneys with over 500 combined years of representing accident victims with compassion and trust.  Mark discussed the highly respected pro bono work done by the Public Service division of the firm which included defending rights of the handicapped at Metro Airport and the University of Michigan Stadium.  Other guests:  Jackson Vice Mayor Derek Dobies;  Cathy Brechtelsbauer and Angela Machnik, Middle School Challenge Day;  Leslie Youngdahl, Tom Jurasek, Greg Stevenson and Emily Garcia, Jackson Young Professionals;  Dave Smelser, Hammond Hardware; Pet of the Week with Sue Lovell, Cascades Humane Society (National Cat Day).

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Preview: Grass Lake at Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central

Game: Grass Lake (6-3) at Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (8-1) History: 3rd meeting (SMCC 2-0) Preview:  Grass Lake is in the playoffs for the 10th consecutive year despite three conference losses to end league play.  The Falcons won the Huron league, giving up only 21 points in conference play, including 4 shutouts.  Lansing Catholic (9-0) beat SMCC in the regular season finale 27-22.  SMCC has been in the postseason 11 out of the last 12 years, advancing to State Final games in ’05, ’09 and ’10.  Grass Lake is coming of its best offensive performance of the season, a 53-27 win at Jonesville in a game where Warrior Running back Justin Wright ran 24 times for 203 yards and 6 TDs.  QB Kyle Farley probably had his best game of the year as he completed 19 of 21 for 243 yards and had 1 carry for 20 yards and a TD.  The Warriors are a big underdog in this game and will need to play their best football of the year to be in the game.  These teams met in 2010 (SMCC 48 GL 14) and 2012 (SMCC 28 GL 21) The game is set for 7pm Friday at Navarre…

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Preview: Hillsdale at Hanover-Horton

Game: Hillsdale (7-2) at Hanover-Horton (8-1) History: First meeting Preview:  The Hillsdale Hornets (2nd place in LCAA) are coming off a tough loss to league Champion Hudson 34-14 while the Comets (2nd place in Cascades) just defeated Quincy in a six overtime thriller to secure its 8th win of the year, a new school record.  Hillsdale is in the playoffs for the 14th consecutive year, 5th consecutive in Division 6.  Hanover-Horton’s only loss of the season was at Cascades Champion Manchester, a game the Comets were six inches away from winning.  Last season, Hillsdale lost in the District Final to Constantine while Hanover-Horton’s last playoff appearance was 2008.  The Comets lost to eventual State Runner-up Leslie in the opening round that year.  The Hornets are averaging 37ppg while holding its opponents to 17ppg.  Hanover is putting up 29ppg and its defense is allowing an average of 16ppg which is the best defensive average for the Comets since 1987.   This is one of the better opening round games in the state and figures to be close.  The game is scheduled for 7pm Friday night and will air on JTV at 1pm and 7pm this Saturday and Sunday.  (Hanover-Horton’s 2-0 forfeit win over…

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Chucky’s Playoff Picks

Well, it’s playoff season – and that means Chucky spends a lot of time indoors, thinking about birds and cuddling up with himself. But he sees things regarding these football playoffs… Oh yes, he sees things.   Quincy (6-3) @ Lumen Christi (9-0): In an effort to shore up their defense, the Titans decide to have everyone lock arms and not move whenever Quincy has the ball. This confuses the Orioles, who can’t figure out what’s happening. Plus, it really builds team unity. PICK: Lumen Christi Hillsdale (7-2) @ Hanover-Horton (8-1): The Comets host a non-conference opponent in a playoff game for the first time since Chucky was flattened by a medicine ball in the fifth grade. PICK: Hanover-Horton Grass Lake (6-3) @ Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (8-1): Former championship boxer Bronco McCart (a Monroe native) suits up when it’s learned he still has some eligibility left. He punches the first Warrior he sees and, well, that pretty much takes care of that. PICK: Monroe Manchester (8-1) @ Clinton (9-0): These two powers locked horns in Week #1 and Clinton won big 41-19. But the Dutch want revenge, the Dutch want payback, the Dutch feel they were slighted! But…

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Preview: Quincy at Lumen Christi

Game: Quincy (6-3) at Lumen Christi (9-0) History: First meeting Preview:  Lumen Christi, a team that has advanced to the State Playoffs for the 17th consecutive year, drops down a Division after back-to-back opening round exits in Division 5.  The Interstate 8 Champion Titans completed a perfect 9-0 season and boast the school’s all-time leading rusher in Michigan State Commit Khari Willis.  Willis has yet to be stopped and is a candidate for Michigan High School Player of the Year.  If you haven’t seen him play, it’s highly suggested you do so.  Quincy, out of the Big 8, finished its season with a 6-3 mark including a big win over Homer.  The Orioles ended the regular season with a six overtime home loss to Hanover-Horton in the Cascades/Big 8 crossover game.  The Titans should roll into the second round behind its fast paced offense that averages over 45ppg. Quincy allows 22ppg and has given up 28 points or more in 5 of its 9 games.  The game is scheduled for 7pm on Friday at Withington Stadium and will air on JTV and jtv.tv this Saturday and Sunday at 3:30pm and 9:30pm.

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SAUWomen’s Soccer Moves Up to No. 7 in Top 25 Poll

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Spring Arbor University women’s soccer team continued its ascent up the rankings, climbing two spots to No. 7 in this week’s edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released by the national office on Tuesday.   The Cougars claimed their fourth straight Crossroads League championship after closing out the regular season with victories over Indiana Wesleyan University and the University of Saint Francis last week. Following a 2-0 shutout of the Wildcats, it took a last second goal by freshman Jacquelyn Martin to pull out a 2-1 win over USF.   Spring Arbor will enter the postseason as the conference’s top scoring team, averaging 3.24 goals per game. Leading the way for the Cougars this season has been sophomore Corrie Good and freshman Aubrey Schierbeek, who have accumulated 11 and 10 goals, respectively. Good, along with senior Becca Lynn, also paces the team with eight assists.   Not only has SAU been very dynamic on the attack, but the Cougars are just as skilled defending, holding opponents to 0.47 goals per game and posting 11 shutouts, which ranks third in the nation.   Spring Arbor (15-1-1, 9-0 Crossroads League) has earned the…

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SAU Basketball Wins Opener

Spring Arbor University Mens Basketball Coach Ryan Cottingham started his 16th season as head coach with a win over Great Lakes Christian College 82-66 last night.  Today, Ryan previewed the upcoming season with an invite to Saturday's home opener hosting Lourdes University at 3pm at SAU Fieldhouse.  Other guests:  Brett Roberts, candidate for 65th District State Representative;  Mike McElroy, Highland Alzheimer's Care Residence;  Mike Nowak, Hanover-Horton Lions Club with Walt Reed, Clark Lake Lions Club;  Western High School Drama Director Stan Gibbs with actors Sean Wells and Audrey Febres-Cordero starring in "Calamity Jane".  The show runs November 7, 8 and 9th and tickets are available here.

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