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Funeral Notices for Nov. 24, 2014

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Belding City Council to upgrade DPW equipment

With heavy snow pouring from the sky and temperatures remaining low enough for it to stick around, Belding employees have had their hands full making the streets drivable. Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Ernie Thomas had just finished repairing one of the city’s plow trucks Thursday afternoon as he and two workers hit the streets to clear the freshly fallen snow. But after traveling four blocks one of the trucks came to a halt and Thomas found himself forced to use the city’s industrial loader to tow the plow truck back to the DPW garage.

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Toys for Tots of Montcalm County to hold fundraisers

Toys for Tots of Montcalm County will be holding several fundraising events in the next few weeks.

There is a fundraiser dinner from 5 to 8 pm. tonight at the Greenville Eagles, located at 11690 SW Greenville Road. There is a requested donation of $10 with all proceeds going to the Toys for Tots program.

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Career preparation a priority for Greenville students, employers

Preparing students for a successful career in the workforce is the goal of anyone in education and that rings double for Greenville Public Schools and the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District.

During the latest Coalition Of Greater Greenville (COGG) meeting, Greenville Superintendent Pete Haines discussed the importance of the American College Readiness Inc.’s National Career Readiness Certificate. The certificate determines students’ preparedness for the workforce and is achieved by taking the ACT WorkKeys test.

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Funeral Notices for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

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Hope Nobel, who recently took the post of library director at Tamarack District Library in Lakeview, brings a wealth of experience to the job. She says she’s anxious to learn from the community and collaborate on ideas to improve the facility’s offerings. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

New Lakeview library director glad to be back in Michigan

Growing up with nine siblings on a small dairy farm in Dorr, Hope Nobel had the chance to dabble in diverse disciplines.

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Prisoner re-entry initiative aims to help parolees become success stories

One might think the most violent offenders are being encouraged to come to town and run about unchecked, according to repeated comments voiced by audience members at recent Edmore Village Council meetings. Those rumors are incorrect, as rumors often are.

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Funeral Notices for Nov. 21, 2014

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Greenville’s Felicia Callahan competes during the Central Montcalm Hornet Invitational early this season. - Bruce Bentley

Greenville coach Parris liked first year of cross country

Greenville girls cross country coach Nikki Parris entered her first year of coaching the girl Yellow Jackets with 10 girls. “For being my first year coaching cross country I thought it went very well,” Parris said. “The girls worked very hard. The girls had many PRs (personal records). We had a lot of first-time cross country runners. Our goal was just to get better each week.”

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Belding golfers had ‘strong finish’

The 2014 season wasn’t one of the best for Belding’s girls golf team. The Redskins finished last in the O-K Rainbow Conference, which had some strong teams in it.