Stacie Rose

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Meals on Wheels delivers holiday cheer and food

The holidays typically evoke memories of large family gatherings around the table. Sometimes these gatherings involved traveling to different parts of the state or even having to work through congested airports to see grandparents and enjoy grandmother’s world famous pumpkin pie. For some, health issues and the cost of travel means holidays spent at home.

Breast cancer survivor Jur Ree Schneider (right) of Crystal attended the Carson Health Pink Ribbon Affair with her daughter, Carol Jegla of Portland. Daily News/Stacie Rose

S.H.E.: Crystal woman feisty and fighting as 5-year cancer survivor

Jur Ree Schneider of Crystal is a 5-year cancer survivor and an attendee of the Carson Health Pink Ribbon Affair.

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S.H.E.: Belding student chasing acting dreams

Fifteen-year-old Belding High School student, Sarah Thompson, decided to take her love of acting to another level when she competed in a regional iPOP competition in Lansing.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 23, Greenville’s Melissa Ashman is a nine-year cancer survivor. — Courtesy photo

Blindsided by breast cancer: Greenville woman recalls diagnosis at age 23

A breast cancer diagnosis can prove to be overwhelming and lead to confusion, anger and disbelief. Greenville resident, Melissa Ashman, was caught off guard completely with her diagnosis of colloid carcinoma, estrogen receptive breast cancer at age 23. Colloid carcinoma, according to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website, only accounts for 1 to 3 percent of all invasive breast cancers and within that total it is typically found in women starting at age 60. How does a 23-year-old woman in good health get through such a diagnosis and treatment? She relied on a support network of friends and family.

Arguably the oldest-living person living with a pacemaker, Mike Simmons, 68, of Greenville has had a pacemaker since 1968. — Courtesy photo

Greenville man living a healthy, battery-powered life

Mike Simmons of Greenville bicycles 30 miles every day. He also walks and eats well. These facts may not seem remarkable even for someone who is 68 years old, but what does make Simmons stand apart is that he maintains an active life after receiving a pacemaker more than 44 years ago. Life expectancy rates are difficult to gauge, as there are various types of pacemakers implanted for different conditions and, according to Simmons, records are only kept for 10 years. Based on these factors, Simmons is believed to be the longest living pacemaker patient.

ArtPrize crowds fill the Gerald R. Ford Museum on Friday to get a glimpse of “The Chase.” The entry is the work of the Artistry of Nature taxidermy team, which includes Belding native Jamie Outman. — Daily News/Darrin Clark

Belding native part of team whose entry is among Top 25 at ArtPrize

A Belding High School graduate is part of a taxidermy team whose work is among the top 25 entries at this year’s ArtPrize. Jamie Outman of Marlette is part of a team of talented taxidermists at Artistry of Wildlife in Sandusky. The team won a world competition in St. Louis, Mo., four years ago. They entered “The Chase” after a great deal of persuasion from his parents, Richard and Joyce Outman of Belding.

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S.H.E. Yoga poses

Healthy yoga moves to satisfy the body

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S.H.E.: Tips for Taking on a Triathlon

Area athletes looking for a new challenge might be interested in participating in a triathlon. Before swimming, biking and running to the finish line, some area tri-athletes offer practical tips for success.

Duffield’s children run the kids’ run at the Grand Rapids Marathon as pictured. Picture are seven-year-old Chloe Duffield (left) and nine-year-old Aspen Duffield (right). Courtesy photo

S.H.E.: Getting fit at all ages

Being active is important in having a high quality of life, but maintaining activity is imperative to staying healthy for a lifetime.

Milessa Scott, at left, and her sister, Jesica Scot, at right, are pictured with their grandmother, Patsy, who inspired the sisters to raise funds for breast cancer.

Sisters to host Stanton Ladies Expo Sept. 15

Ladies, call your girlfriends, hire a sitter, lock your husbands up and head out for the first Stanton Ladies Expo on Sept. 15.
Sisters Jesica and Milessa Scott, of Greenville and Stanton, respectively, have come together to organize the debut event as a way to showcase area businesses and raise funds for a worthy cause as well.