Stacie Rose

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Film at MCC aims at suicide prevention

Suicide is a tragedy with long reaching consequences and its prevention is the goal of the film “Don’t Change The Subject” produced by Michael Stutz. Stutz contacted Montcalm Community College Dean of Instruction and Faculty Gary Hauck to premier the movie in Montcalm County. Hauck said that it was Stutz’s intention to introduce the movie on college campuses around the country. Suicide can still be considered a taboo subject but that is exactly what Stutz wants to change.

Long sleeved double polo shirt on sale rack $12, Boot cut jeans on sale rack $15
Meijer, Greenville
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SHE: School Shopping Savvy

The days are growing shorter, store aisles are overflowing with binders, pencils, crayons and sale ads are claiming the best deals on back to school deals.

Julie Reed offers an enjoyable blend of great coffee and a great place to converse with friends at Julie’s Coffee House in Greenville.

Julie’s Coffee House is hub for chats, new friendships and weekly/daily traditions

Take a step into Julie’s Coffee House and the atmosphere is immediately apparent. While there are no A-list Hollywood types squeezed together on a plump couch, there are certainly friends enjoying company and conversation over a beverage and homemade baked goods.

Sarah Loper, 17, of Fenwick, is organizing a benefit concert for Sunday at Greenville Community Church to raise awareness of Huntington’s disease, which has stricken multiple members of Loper’s family. — Courtesy photo

Fenwick teen organizes benefit to battle Huntington’s disease

Sarah Loper is not an average 17-year-old. The Fenwick teen has organized a benefit concert to help raise awareness of a disease that has ravaged her family. The Fenwick teen has organized a benefit concert to help raise awareness of a disease that has ravaged her family.

Glenn Waters, who turns 100-years-old Sunday, takes a turn driving a boat during a Green Acres Retirement Living group outing to the home of Jim and Barb Cain. Lucille Gunderson, another Green Acres resident, is behind him.

YOUNG @ HEART: Glenn Waters enjoying life at 100

Nov. 11, 1918 marked a ceasefire of World War I and thus called Armistice Day. Just prior to the advent of a nationally recognized holiday, Glenn E. Waters recalls celebrating the end of war in his own unique way.

Greenville’s Sandi Hebert displays her hard-earned medal after conquering 13.1 miles at the Great Wall Marathon in China. — Courtesy photo

Greenville woman takes on great race on the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China, the world’s longest human-made structure stretching as much as 6,700 miles (including natural barriers), was first built as a wall of defense between warring tribes. The first unified section was completed during the Han dynasty in 221-206 B.C. The highest point of elevation measures approximately 1,968.5 feet. Since 2001, a group from Denmark has been organizing a marathon on the Great Wall. Sandi Hebert, 45, of Greenville got the once-in-a-lifetime chance of participating in the marathon May 19.

Angela Dykes of Greenville, who is instructing a new form of yoga, called Laughter Yoga.

SHE: Laughter is truly the best medicine

Laughter Yoga is a relatively new practice developed by Indian medical physician Madan Kataria, who was seeking a way to help his patients who were sick and depressed about being sick.

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Montcalm Area Reading Council hosts evening of art, music, food, games on Aug. 2

As many as one in five people have difficulty reading and may have dyslexia. It is the hope of the Montcalm Area Reading Council (MARC) to assist those who struggle. MARC was established in 1986 and Executive Director Elaine Crawford has been with the organization since its inception. While the group originated to assist adults with reading difficulty, it has expanded to help children who exhibit reading troubles, as well. The council has also developed a book club, called Montcalm Reads, which is offered to adults only but will soon branch out to include children.

Longevity isn’t the only thing that Greenville’s Lois Beal is enjoying, as she celebrates her 100th birthday today. She still enjoys driving, as well, having recently renewed her driver’s license.

Greenville’s Lois Beal is enjoying fruits of life at 100

July 3, 1912 marked the opening of the Piedmont Traction between Charlotte and Gastonia in North Carolina, the conclusion of the British inquiry about the Titanic disaster and a house on the market went for as low as $2,900. It was also the year Lois (Utterback) Beal was born on a farm in north central Missouri.

Edmore's Deb Boerma has been pretty handle working under the hood of her vehicles since she was 12, when her stepfather taught her auto maintenance on the family's tractor.

REVVED UP: Edmore’s Boerma knows the ‘mechanics’ of saving a buck

Deb Boerma has been working on cars so long she can usually identify the size of a bolt simply by looking at it. Boerma grew up on a farm and has always loved being outside. Rather than being in the confines of the house, she learned at age 11 to drive a tractor. By age 12, she was handy with tools and could always be found tinkering under the hood of the tractor, taking to heart the advice her stepfather gave her that if she was going to learn to drive, she was also going to learn to fix the vehicles she drove.