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Guiding Light Mission Needs Your Gently Used Winter Clothes

The Guiding Light Mission was our Wee Difference charity in July. Back then, things were pretty warm, now that the cold is setting in, they could use your help.

Are you looking for a good home for your gently used men's winter coat? The men that at the Guiding Light Mission can put it to good use.

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The Jojo Show: The LaughFest 2015 Lineup [Audio]

Joanne Roehm from LaughFest joined the Jojo Show Tuesday to talk about the some of the acts that will populate the Laughfest stages in March and how to get tickets. 

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Tuesday Is Veterans’ Day–Vets Eat Free All Over!

This is one of the "national days" I'm really glad retailers' have embraced. Unlike "National Apple Turnover Day" and "National Garden Hose Day", Veterans's is a legitimate holiday. AND a day to recognize the sacrefices and service Vet's have made to defend our freedom.

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Title Dreams are Dashed, Other Things We Saw in Week 11 in College Football

More title contenders fell out of contention as six big games between ranked teams took their toll on the playoff possibilities.

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Zach Copley
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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Is Saturday; Five Epic Meal Time Bacony Delicious Dishes [Sponsored]

This is the weekend that BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns.

The bacon-infused celebration is Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features all things bacon: dishes, drinks and, of course, desserts. Tickets are still available.

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Holiday Parades Around West Michigan 2014

Here's a helpful list of family friendly holiday parades this season!

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Rockford High School Boys' Cross Country
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Rockford High School Boys’ Cross Country

Rockford High School's boys' cross country team, which captured the Michigan School Athletic Association Division 1 Lower Peninsula state title, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honoree.

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The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest

Thanks to Our Contest Sponsor

Jeff Musial The Animal Guy
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The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest Official Rules

THE ANIMAL GUY PET SELFIE CONTEST, PRESENTED BY CHOW HOUND PET SUPPLIES, OFFICIAL RULES
“Jeff Musial The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Photo Contest Promotion”

The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest, Presented by Chowhound Pet Supplies (the “Contest”); Contest Official Rules:
By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
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Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
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Gov. Rick Snyder Defeats Challenger Mark Schauer to Lead GOP Sweep for State Posts; U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Wins Senate Seat

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder led Democratic challenger Mark Schauer by about 70,000 votes with 56 percent of the total with 545 of Michigan's 4,877 precincts reporting, prompting the Free Press to project Snyder the winner.

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Lewis Black’s The Rant Is Due: Part Deux Tour Hits Grand Rapids In April [Video]

There's nothing funnier than a cranky old guy going off on a rant, and Lewis Black is among the best ranters in the world (I would put him in third place behind Adam Carolla and Dennis Miller).

Black, who's take on candy corn is often quoted by haters of the Halloween treat, will hit the DeVos Performance Hall stage in Grand Rapids on April 24, 2015.

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Wee Difference For November: Feeding America West Michigan [Video]

November is the month of Thanksgiving, a time for reflecting back in gratitude on the blessings that we have.

Many in West Michigan are blessed to have an organization like Feeding America (the West Michigan Food Bank) in our community, helping to feed those on the margins.

If you have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, maybe you can lend a hand to those who are struggling.

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