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Funeral Notices for Dec. 31, 2014

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Danish Festival founder Dorothy Oliver dies at age 90; funeral Friday

In 1964, a contest was held to come up with a promotion to help put Greenville on the map. Dorothy Oliver submitted an idea to hold a festival to honor the Danish heritage prevalent in the community.

Robert McConnell, center, poses with a group of 4-H members who recently stopped by the Trinity Food Pantry to drop off donations and volunteer their time. 4-H leader Dianne Hansen is pictured at left. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Many hands make Trinity Food Pantry work

It sometimes takes a village to feed a city. Or maybe it only seems like an entire village putting in the hours at Trinity Evangelical Free Church Food Pantry. Located at 400 N. Lincoln St. in Stanton, the pantry is one of only a few in the area that maintains regular hours. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, city residents and members of the church in need may stop by the pantry for emergency food assistance.

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Churches keep Lakeview pantry going strong

The area’s churches play a large part in the continued operation of the Lakeview Ministerial Association Food Pantry. Located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and M-46, the pantry is open by appointment only. Originally located in the basement of a downtown business, it moved not long ago to Lakeview Community Church.

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Sheridan Memorial Food Pantry continues to ‘hold on’

It was one woman’s desire to help needy veterans that birthed the Memorial Food Pantry in Sheridan.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 30, 2014

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More than a food pantry: GLC Hope Ministries provides assistance, shelter

Feeding the hungry of the greater Greenville area is not the only thing GLC Hope Ministries and God’s Love Closet and Hope Rescue Mission accomplishes year-to-year.

It also houses the homeless.

Bread of Life Manager Mark Henry inspects the food storage area at the distribution center at Greenville Community Church. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Bread of Life Pantry provides emergency assistance to anyone who asks

Bread of Life Pantry at Greenville Community Church considers it an emergency every time anyone is in need of food or shelter.

“We provide emergency food and shelter,” said Kim Cain, the executive director of Have Mercy, which oversees the pantry. “Anybody who goes to a food pantry is in need of emergency assistance.”

The sign hanging outside Barrie’s House says it all. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Welcoming sign at Barrie’s House of Gowen says it all

The sign hanging outside Barrie’s House at the Settlement Lutheran Church says it all: “I was hungry and you gave me food; I had no clothes and you gave me something to wear.”

That is what the food pantry and clothing distribution center aim to do every time anyone comes to its door and has a need.

Brian Moilanen, 43, recently released his latest poetry book, “Authentic Angels Poetry.” He will sign copies of the book from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Robbins Book List in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Local author pens third poetry book; signing set for Tuesday

When it comes to writing poetry, Brian Moilanen, 43, is compelled. “Writing is like a therapy for me,” he said. “It’s like a release for the soul. Poetry helps me vent frustration and sadness on paper.”