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May is Foster Care Awareness Month: Here is How You Can Help

MAY IS FOSTER CARE AWARENESS MONTH Here is How YOU can help In 1988 with the help of Senator Strom Thurmond, President Ronald Regan issued the first Presidential proclamation that established May as National Foster Care Month. A yearly proclamation from the President recognizes the work of foster families, social workers, community organizations and others that are improving the lives of young people in foster care across the country and encourages all Americans to participate in efforts to serve these children throughout the year. You already know that in the United States we have nearly 500,000 children in the foster care system. Nearly 24,000 will age out this year with no continued sup

Midwest Book Awards Announces Finalist

Saint Paul, MN: The 27th Annual Midwest Book Awards finalists announced. The awards recognize quality in independent publishing in the Midwest. There were 192 books entered in 30 categories. All books were copyrighted in 2016 and entered by publishers from MIPA’s 12-state Midwestern region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). Winners will be announced at the Midwest Book Awards Gala to be held on May 12, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. The competition, sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishing Association, is judged by experts from a

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