Somewhere in the history of addiction, the phrase “rock bottom” was coined. This is the point we reach in our battle where we have lost everything, jobs, spouses, children, material possessions. Most importantly, we have lost our souls, the very core of what makes us who we are, our morals, our ethics, our dignity, self respect, pride and self worth. The understanding that something needs to change strikes us with such intensity we are forced to open our eyes to the harshness of our reality. Many of us entertain that idea while we are using, but we don’t reach rock bottom until the realization that we need to change couples with the desire.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, July 16, 2012
Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 can participate in the Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge at Green Public Schools at 111 N. Hillcrest St. Hosted by Ed Koehn Ford, the Soccer Skills Challenge will have youths compete in a series of challenges designed to encourage teamwork, improve their soccer skills and most importantly, have fun. Participants will receive points based on their performance of the six different soccer kills — toe taps, foundations, juggling (right and left foot) and dribbling (right and left foot). The top-scorers, a boy and girl from each age group, will be awarded a trophy at the end of the event.
Central Montcalm track coach Kris Kolbe and his co-coach/wife Amy had some work to do with this year’s Green Hornet teams. The boys finished eighth in the Central State Activities Association while the girls were fifth in the nine-team league.
Downtown Greenville was a busy place this weekend as the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament took to South Lafayette Street for a little ballin’. More than 170 teams were on hand to play in the tournament, which was interrupted briefly by a rain shower Saturday afternoon.
Vestaburg Community Schools is facing thousands of dollars in damages to the Community School Complex after the building was vandalized on Sunday.
Less than a month after a devastating fire, Nelson’s Speed Shop has opened for business. The Montcalm Township business is operating out of an office with an outside showroom and is trying to continue business as close to normal as possible. But the shop will not be outdoors for long, according to owner Jack Nelson, who said he plans to start layout plans next week and have a new shop rebuilt by winter.
Alex King isn’t done jumping over hurdles yet. The Lakeview graduate will be jumping hurdles for Aquinas College after accepting a scholarship offer from the private university.
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After finishing college a year early, Jaclyn McNeal is following her calling by participating in a mission trip to 11 countries. McNeal, 21, of Greenville, attended Michigan State University to study journalism and graduated in this spring.