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Healthy Michigan: Raising Awareness about Immunizations

Healthy Michigan and the Michigan Osteopathic Association are raising awareness on immunizations. Please join our host, Kris Nicholoff, as he discusses immunizations with Anthony Ognjan, D.O., FACP and Angela Minicuci, Public Information Officer with the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Healthy Michigan: Raising Awareness about Juvenile Arthritis

Healthy Michigan and the Michigan Osteopathic Association are raising awareness on juvenile arthritis. Please join our host, Kris Nicholoff, as he discusses juvenile arthritis with Kara Dorda, program director for the Arthritis Foundation Great Lakes Region, and the Bolda family, who is a family living with juvenile arthritis.

Mitten Synod – Lay Ministry Training Program – Rick Brown

Lay Ministry Training Program retreats are being scheduled for the 2014-2015 season: Saginaw area on September 19-20, Grand Rapids area on October 17-18, St Francis Retreat Center in Dewitt on February 13-14, and more to be announced. If you or someone you know in your congregation would be a more knowledgeable and engaged leader if they knew more about Lutheran theology and ministries in the ELCA, contact me for information about this program.
In this video, Rick Brown, a recent graduate, tells what the program has meant to him.

Mid-MEAC MMPGS Community Reinvestment Fund: Project Recap

The Community Reinvestment Fund was established through a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. The Fund is just one of nine projects to expand regional planning efforts in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.

Capital City Stealth Dominate the Michigan Lions 58-6

The defending 2014 USFA AA National Champions were back in full form as they dominated the Michigan Lions at Dansville High School’s Fuller Field and their fifth straight conference win. The Capital City Stealth (5-3 conf / 7-3 overall) clinched a spot in the GLFL playoffs with a victory that displayed their offensive and defensive firepower.

Early on in the first half it was evident that the game would be completely controlled by the Stealth. With an early interception by Ervin Milton and an explosive touchdown run by Deshawn Thompson the Stealth had the early momentum. The second quarter was much like the first as they continued to put points up on the board in bunches and went into the locker room with a 30-6 first half lead.

The second half began with the always-electric Leroy Green returning the opening kick for a touchdown. Green found himself in the endzone two more times in the 3rd quarter alone, completing the trifecta. With a 58-6 lead late in the 4th quarter the Stealth had a little fun and gave longtime star lineman Kevin Meeks a few handoffs for a 1st down in his last game before he moves to Texas.

Offensively, it seemed as though everyone got a crack at the endzone. Deshawn Thompson, Demetrius Addision, Rodney Hodges, and Jordan Taylor all had touchdowns on the ground. In the passing attack Herb Brown and Leroy Green both scored touchdowns and 7 different receivers had at least one reception. In terms of yardage, Addision lead the way rushing with 97 yards while Damon Young had 46 yards passing.

On the defensive side of the ball the Stealth were unrelenting and overpowering. David Culham had 4 tackles and one fumble recovery while Delorean Strickland had 5 tackles and one sack. If it weren’t for one drive late in the first half, the Stealth would have shut out this Lions team who had no answer for the speed and strength of their defense.

Next week the Stealth travel to Kalamazoo play the West Michigan Tigers, who they defeated just two weeks ago. With a win next week and a Lakeshore Cougars loss the Stealth would clinch the 3rd seed and a first round bye. Watch our website for all updates regarding the playoffs.

Healthy Michigan: Raising Awareness about Safety

Healthy Michigan and the Michigan Osteopathic Association is raising awareness on falling. Please join our host, Kris Nicholoff, as he discusses the dangers of falling with Dr. Keith Barbour, owner and physician of Rehabilitation Specialists in the Center for Progressive Health and Wellness in Monroe, MI.

Capital City Stealth Overtake the Michigan Tigers 39-14

The Capital City Stealth (4-3 conf. / 6-3 overall) and the West Michigan Tigers met at the Stealth’s temporary home venue, Dansville High School’s Fuller Field. Coming into the game the Tigers found themselves ahead of the Stealth in the league standings, but in this game they were brought back down to earth. The Stealth pulled away early and never looked back, winning by an impressive 25-point margin.

The action began right from the opening kickoff with the Stealth putting together an emphatic first drive capped off by the hometown star, David Culham, who pulled in a 2-yard touchdown reception. The half continued as teams traded possessions, the Stealth offense moving the ball and the Tigers offense struggling to make up any ground. With just 8 seconds left in the half, Mike Frisbie was on the receiving end of a beautiful deep throw by Damon Young to make the halftime score 20-0.

The second half began the same way as the first with the home team striking first. The Tigers did find a way to put up some points off of a couple Stealth turnovers, but the high-powered offense of the Stealth was way too much for the Tigers to handle. In the end, the Stealth pulled two final impressive drives together to put the nail in the coffin and seal the deal on this impressive win.

Offensively, the Stealth were led by their quarterback, Damon Young, and his group of receivers who played arguably their best game of the season. David Culham, Mike Frisbie, and Leroy Green all found the end zone once and Terry Love chipped in 66 receiving yards including a 38 yard catch and run to the 1 yard line. The trio of Brandon Dunn, Jordan Martin, and Jordan Taylor added 3 scores on the ground for the Stealth.

Defensively, the Stealth’s always-imposing combo of hard hitters and sneaky secondary once again were dominant. Justin Frision had 2 interceptions to go with 4 tackles, David Culham added 4 tackles of his own, and Marshall Brice had the games most notable hit with a sack that was heard all the way up in press box. On special teams the Stealth’s coverage was solid. Additionally, both their kicking game and kick returning gave them the field position advantage throughout the game.

Lay Ministry Training Program: Rose Henry

Retreat dates for our synod’s Lay Ministry Training Program 2014-2015 season: SEP 19-20, OCT 17-18, FEB 13-14, MAR 20-21. In this video, recent LMTP graduate Rose Henry talks about the program and what it means to her.