Horn announces November office hours in Blumfield Township
Since being elected to represent the 32nd District in the state Senate, I have tried to maintain regular office hours in communities throughout the district.
Office hours for the month of November have been scheduled and will take place at the following date, time and location: Monday, Nov. 13
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blumfield Township Office 1175 Vassar Road
I look forward to meeting with folks from Blumfield Township and concerns that any residents of the district may have. Please, feel free to drop in. No appointment is necessary. 2017 Saginaw County Crop Hunger Walk
Veronica and I were honored to be this year’s Grand Marshall’s of the 2017 Saginaw County Crop Hunger Walk.
With the common goal of bringing an end to world hunger, Saginaw-area residents gathered together to help those in need. Much of the money raised will help people in need, right here in the Saginaw area.
As we move closer to Thanksgiving, I encourage those who are able to volunteer their time, or to donate basic provisions to reputable organizations or families in need.
Your kindness can go along way and can make a world of difference to those in need.
Thanking our veterans
Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. It is a time to thank the courageous men and women who have served our country so that we may remain the land of the free.
The holiday was first known and celebrated as Armistice Day, recognized on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate the end of World War I. The Great War was supposed to be a war to end all wars. Sadly, that was not the case. Thankfully, America’s finest have always answered the call to stand up for freedom and liberty.
Freedom isn’t free, and our veterans know that better than anyone. Military personnel and their families make unimaginable sacrifices on a daily basis. For this we owe them our gratitude and utmost respect when they return home.
Veterans looking for information or resources can contact the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA), which provides valuable services for our veterans, including job resources, medical benefits, transition assistance and more.
The MVAA can be reached at the following numbers or at their website, www.MichiganVeterans.com
As we honor our veterans this weekend, I’m pleased to let you know that I’ve recently been appointed to the Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security.
I had the privilege of serving on this committee during my time in the House and I appreciate the opportunity to be a member again in the Senate. The Legislature has approved numerous measures to reduce complications as they transition back to civilian life, but there is always more we can do for the men and women who served on our behalf.
Additionally, with the work we’ve been doing to thank Vietnam veterans and host pinning ceremonies, it’s the perfect time to be back on the committee. I look forward to working for Michigan’s veterans and honoring their service
On this Veterans Day, I hope you will join with me in recognizing, thanking or lending a hand to all those who have served our nation. God bless our veterans. Keeping the Spirit in Saginaw
The Saginaw Spirit provide Saginaw-area fans with limitless entertainment all season long and it is both an honor and a treat to have them in my district. I recently joined Senators Jim Stamas and Jim Ananich in introducing Senate Bills 483
that would ensure the Spirit and Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League can remain operating as they currently are.
Caption: Commissioner David Branch (front row, third from left) and other representatives from the Ontario Hockey League join Sens. Horn and Ananich for a photo after testifying in support of Senate Bills 483, 485 and 486 while they were being considered by the Senate Committee on Commerce.
Deer hunting season nearly here
With deer firearm season just over a week away, I wanted to pass along some useful information and urge everyone to hunt safely. Although regular firearm season is Nov. 15-30, archery season is underway until Nov. 14 and continues Dec. 1 to Jan. 1.
Hunting guides, including all current Michigan rules and regulations, can be found at www.michigan.gov/hunting
. On the site, you can also learn about all other hunting seasons
and how to get a license.
Hunters can visit www.michigan.gov/mihunt
to search public hunting land as well as private land open to the public for hunting. The interactive map application also works on mobile devices and contains the most up-to-date information available.
Residents can buy hunting licenses from a local licensing agent or online 24 hours a day at www.mdnr-elicense.com
. If you want to buy your licenses locally, click on “License Agent Locations
” to find licensing agents in each county.
I urge all hunters to keep safety in mind. Most hunting-associated injuries and casualties are preventable. Please follow gun safety rules like wearing “hunter’s orange” and never mixing hunting with drinking alcohol. Happy hunting! I hope everyone has a safe and successful season.
Keep an eye out for deer!
October, November and December are the most dangerous months for deer/vehicle crashes in Michigan. Motorists should take extra care when on the road during the fall season and drive defensively.
The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition recommends that drivers stay alert, especially at dawn and dusk; slow down at the sight of one deer as deer often travel in groups; and watch for deer crossing signs. If a crash is unavoidable, the safety group advises drivers not to swerve and to brake firmly.
For more information, including statistics by county, visit www.michigandeercrash.com