Thought for the Day - It isn't against the law to be a jerk
by Luke Sawyer - 07-23-2017
Originally Published 7/20/2017 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY -- It isn't against the law to be a jerk. All across the country, police officers have to tell people this when the they want someone thrown under a jail for saying something mean to them, posting a lie on FB about them or just overall being a jerk. In a perfect world everyone would follow the mantra from Disney's classic movie Bambi -- if you can't saying something nice, don't say anything at all. But...unfortunately this is not reality. There is no criminal law pertaining to this subject. A quick flip though tv shows...The People's Court, Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown and all of the other ones...society has been lead to believe that this is a criminal matter. We have to remember that this is television. Slander is defined as: making false or damaging statements about someone. Having said that, there is not a criminal statute that pertains to it...it is considered a civil matter. Which means that if you wish to pursue action against them you must do it in civil court.
So what do you do when someone is a jerk to you? There are many options, some better than others...and legal too. I just told a person yesterday, sometimes you have to be the bigger person, swallow your pride and JUST IGNORE THEM. I know this isn't the most fun option...or the most satisfying option...I totally understand that. However, why allow them the satisfaction of knowing that they got under your skin, ruined you day or even wasted a second of your day thinking about them? Again, it's not against the law to be a jerk...but the world would be such a nicer place if there were a few less jerks. Chief Sawyer
Shepherd Graduate Ben Brock returning to Shepherd Middle School as Principal
by Jon Morgan - 07-23-2017
Shepherd Middle School’s new principal, Ben Brock, will be a familiar face to the community. Jay Gross wrote about Brock’s appointment as SMS principal on his facebook page:
Hey There Shepherd... A Blue Jay at heart, mind, and soul is coming home... Ben Brock is returning to Shepherd as middle school principal! After being principal for about 14 years combined at Port Huron and Carson City Crystal, Ben will bring his family and all that Blue Jay pride back to the nest... While I was talking to him, he said something that really got me... touched my heart... "You know G... I have been at two places and keep trying to turn them into Shepherd... make them like home. It just doesn't work. There is no place like Shepherd anywhere else." Ben is right. There isn't. So happy and proud to have Ben and his whole family coming home…According to Brock’s Facebook profile, he graduated from Shepherd High School in 1996, then graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Health and Physical Education in 2001. Google Doc
Party in the Park to take place August 12-13 in Shepherd Community Memorial Park
by Jon Morgan - 07-22-2017
A beer tent, demolition derby, and live bands will headline the Annual Party in the Park taking place inside Shepherd’s Community Memorial Park August 12-13.
Saturday, August 12
- Beer tent: 12 -11 pm
- Family / community picnic 12pm (Bring your own table service, drink, and a dish to pass)
- Family Games: 1pm -5pm (Coordinator: Dean Mitchell)
- Dunk tank & Buck a Ball: 1pm -5pm (Coordinator: Dean Mitchell)
- Kite building: 1pm-5pm (Coordinator: Pete Alexander)
- Demolition Derby: 6pm
- Live Band: Triple Shot: 7pm -11 p.m.
Sunday, August 13
- Beer tent 12pm -10pm
- Modified Tractor pull: 10am-3pm (Pete Alexander)
- Live Band: Brenda Loomis & Band 1pm -5pm
- Demolition Derby - per person, 2 and under for free
- Beer Tent - per person, must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket
- Tractor Pull - to enter
- Cornhole Tournament - entry fee
- Dunk Tank - 1$ per ball
Dunk Tank Schedule1 - 1:30 p.m. - Brian Jakubowski 1:30 - 2 p.m. - Matt Showalter 2 - 2:30 p.m. - Dean Mitchell 2:30 - 3 p.m. - Walter Berry 3 - 3:30 p.m. - JoAnn Gross 3:30 - 4 p.m. - Carrie Gauthier 4 - 4:30 p.m.- Tom Oliver 4:30 - 5 p.m. - Luke Sawyer For more information, contact Pete Alexander, Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival chair, at (989) 828-5422; Vicki Travis, Party in the Park Chair, at 1-989-400-3000; or Jon Morgan, publicity coordinator, at (989) 488-8207.
“Concert in the Park” to be held August 17 at 7 p.m.
by Jon Morgan - 07-22-2017
The Westlawn Church of Christ will be hosting a “Concert in the Park” inside the Shepherd Park starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 17. Featured Artists will be:
- Phil & Joyce Leonard
- John & Edna Amstrutz
- Frank Graham & Leon Seiter
- Tom & Rhonda McNerney & Shelley Gilpin
Movie Night to feature “The Sandlot” on Friday, July 28th
by Jon Morgan - 07-19-2017
The Shepherd Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a free night at the movies featuring “The Sandlot” on Friday, July 28th evening inside the Shepherd Village Park. Admissions to the movie is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chair. Concessions will be available. For more information, visit the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Google Doc