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The Hackettstown News 10-21-14

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Hopatcong Middle School Classbook Hailed for ‘Superior Quality’

  It’s not often that any middle school’s yearbook is awarded a national honor, but that’s exactly what happened to the 2013 edition of Hopatcong Middle School’s classbook. Walsworth Publishing announced that the book, themed “In the Spotlight,” has been inducted into its “Yearbook Gallery of Excellence.” This distinction is awarded to student publications which consistently demonstrate superior quality, according to Walsworth Publishing.   The selection of HMS’ classbook as a gallery publication recognizes it as high-quality student work. The book will be used by Walsworth as an idea generator for other middle schools at its regional, state and national
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WASHINGTON TWP MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE BRINGS COMING UP FOR AIR

WASHINGTON TWP MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE BRINGS COMING UP FOR AIR ™ TO WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HS ON OCTOBER 22nd TO END THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS, PROMOTE COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND SUICIDE PREVENTION   The importance of mental health awareness is growing globally every year with many communities sponsoring Out of the Darkness Walks as well as the World Suicide Prevention Day being established on September 10th. Mental health experts claim that there are key factors that everyone must know which are that mental health is as important as physical health and that it is for everyone, meaning communities must take ownership and become knowledgeable.   The
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MO Baseball Team Wins Race As First Team to Vie In World Series

MO Baseball Team Wins Race As First Team to Vie In World Series By Cheryl Conway     Playing on their field of dreams became a reality for 13 Mt. Olive teenage boys this summer when they competed in the 2014 Babe Ruth World Series.   The Marauders 14U Baseball Team is the first team on record in Mt. Olive to qualify for the top stage for baseball. The games were played at the Ocala Rotary Sportsplex in Ocala, Fl., from Aug. 13 to Aug. 23.   The 14-year olds, most who have been playing baseball together since they were
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The Best Hometown Peanut Butter Recipes in America

The Best Hometown Peanut Butter Recipes in America Regional dishes featuring delicious peanut butter (Family Features) In kitchens, cafeterias and restaurants nationwide, our local food preferences may be unique, and our culinary traditions may be diverse, but we all share a common bond: a love for peanut butter. “Affordable, nutritious and of course delicious, peanut butter is a staple found in most American homes,” said Leslie Wagner, executive director of Southern Peanut Growers. “While some parts of the country prefer their foods hot and spicy, others prefer savory or sweet. But no matter where you go, families love making peanuts
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Meet Celene from Eleventh Hour Rescue

Meet Celene from Eleventh Hour Rescue. She is a 7 year old, Pit Bull Terrier mix with a super sweet and lovable personality. She will follow you around the house and just the mention of the word “walk” will get her tail wagging and butt wiggling with joy! She was severely abused and malnourished as a young pup, so she does have “trust” issues in certain situations and will need that special family that understands her specific needs. Celene knows many basic commands like: sit, stay, down, etc and is a willing learner for the right reward. To read more
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Acupuncture for Arthritis

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ARTHRITIS Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one out of every three Americans (an estimated 70 million people) is affected. For most people arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of 50 show some signs of arthritis. Joints naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. What is Arthritis? Arthritis isn’t just one disease; it’s a complex disorder that comprises more
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Almost Two Years After Sandy, New Jersey Still Struggles with Mold-Contaminated Homes

Because mold can thrive in warm, humid and damp places, it is sometimes found in the basements and bathrooms of our homes. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the east coast last year, some homes in Union Beach, New Jersey, have homes with mold present throughout them. Residents of one Union Beach neighborhood have recently complained to authorities regarding the mold contaminating an abandoned house. The ranch-style house, on Saint James Avenue, was abandoned after the hurricane, and it’s making other neighbors in the area sick. The cause for the sickness, according to neighbors, may be that the
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