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Venison safety tips related to epizootic hemorrhagic fever (EHF) disease

The first day of bow hunting arrived with much anticipation and some concern about the health of the deer population. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released information about a serious disease affecting white-tailed deer called epizootic hemorrhagic fever (EHF). The EHF virus is transmitted to deer by the bite of an infected fly. Deer infected with the EHF virus can suffer from extensive internal bleeding, grow weak, salivate excessively, have a loss of appetite and fear of humans, and finally become unconscious. Due to a high fever, infected deer are often found sick or dead along bodies of water.

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SPORTS GALORE: Crunch time for area football teams

Wasn’t it just 90 degrees? Didn’t you just buy back-to-school supplies? Is it really week eight of the high school football season? I don’t know how it feels to you, but I’m pretty sure I was just scrambling to finish The Daily News Fall Sports Preview last week or so. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Lakeview’s David Wheeler, left, and Matt Hill, right, sandwich Newaygo’s Dakota Davis during the teams’ game Thursday.

Newaygo slips by Lakeview with late goal

Lakeview’s soccer team battled the wind, the rain and Newaygo Thursday. The Wildcats beat the elements. The Lions? Not so much.

Lakeview’s Keelie Outman sets the ball over her head during Wednesday’s match at Central Montcalm. Andrea Henry, right, was ready to help with assistance.

Lakeview stuns Central Montcalm in volleyball thriller

The Lakeview Wildcats were down, but not out. All they needed was some momentum. After some early unforced errors, the Wildcats found what they needed for a thrilling five game come from behind win over the Central Montcalm Hornets on Wednesday night.

Greenville’s Britta Bernth tees off on hole No. 6 at The Links at Bowen Lake on Wednesday during the Division 2 regional tournament.

Greenville golfers finish 2nd at regionals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf won’t be making a return trip to East Lansing for the state finals this year. Instead, they will visiting Grand Valley State University for the Division 2 state finals at The Meadows. For the seventh time in the past eight seasons, the Yellow Jackets have qualified for the state finals. They finished a school high third in both 2007 (Fall) and in 2011.

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.

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Betty Ford Breast Care Services first to offer radioactive seed localization

Betty Ford Breast Care Services now offers radioactive seed localizations for breast cancer patients. The facility, which is located in Grand Rapids and is part of Spectrum United Memorial, is not only the first, but only provider in Michigan to offer radioactive seed localization for breast surgeries, according to the hospital’s website.

Students from Lincoln Heights Elementary School worked at the construction station in the newly remodeled motor skills room at the elementary school. From left to right Jillian Grant, 5, Mariah Nieman, 6, Sullivan Witt, 6, and Cole Braman, 5. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville schools gets grant aimed at motor skills

To Greenville Public Schools employees worked together to write a grant that benefited all four Greenville elementary schools. During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, the board received news regarding a grant Lincoln Heights Elementary School teachers Robin Heather and Amy Sullivan wrote for a makeover at all the extreme motor skills facilities.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 12, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Members of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Board of Education toured the new welding room during their meeting on Wednesday and talked with welding instructor Kurt Goodman, far left. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Montcalm Area Career Center’s welding program remodeled

Welding students at the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC) are settling into a new room remodeled to provide a safer atmosphere for the students. The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education moved the location of their meeting Wednesday to be held at the MACC to take a tour of the new welding room.