Stacie Smith

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WOODS and WATER: Processors and hunters help stock food pantry freezers

According to a 2013 report released by Kids Count in Michigan, Montcalm County ranks 57 out of 83 counties of children living at or below the poverty level who are eligible for food assistance. With such staggering indicators of families struggling to put food on the table, there are 18 food pantries in the county.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 30, 2014

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 24, 2014

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 23, 2014

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Miss Dee’s Dance Studio holds an adult jazz dance class 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Dancers from the adult class are from left Sarah Bailey-Prekle, Robin Christensen, Miss Dee (Dionne Luxford), Becky Schnautz and Brenna Kimmet. (Daily News | Stacie Smith)

S.H.E.: Dancing to the beat of your soul

Sweaty palms, quivering fingers, a racing heart rate and the heat of stage lights shine down as the steps of a choreographed routine move through the mind. Taking to the stage for a dance recital or competition can be invigorating, meshing the worlds of excitement and raw nerves into one.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 22, 2014

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Lydia Richardson of Greenville, at left, and Chelsea Allen of Belding enjoyed a photo shoot and dress-up with Era Exposures of Trufant. The small business is operated by two photographers, Sara Herzog and Sadie Haglund.

S.H.E.: Trufant-based photography company helping women recapture youth, sexiness

Women are typically their own harshest critics, picking apart appearance from head to toe, failing to recall the joy they felt when dressing up as young girls playing roles and creating scenarios pieced together using untethered imaginations. There is, however, a quaint, secluded place in Trufant where women can actually recapture a little youthful fun and feel like a sexy, vibrant woman at the same time.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 19, 2014

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 18, 2014

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 17, 2014

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