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Greenville starts quick, wins big 52-12

The Greenville Yellow Jackets wanted a fast start. They did just that. The Yellow Jackets scored twice and added a pair of two-point conversions on their first two drives to open a 16-0 advantage en route to a 52-12 thumping of Wayland Union on Friday night.

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Belding falls 49-13 in crossover

The offensive assault started early for the visiting Maroons of Holland Christian Friday night, as they scored a pair of touchdowns in four plays en route to a 49-13 victory over Belding. The Maroons scored on plays of 65 and 24 yards, the first coming on a run by junior David Williams and the second on a pass from senior quarterback Jared Stygstra to receiver Jake Kalkman to stake their team to an early 13-0 lead.

“Beavis and Butt-Head go to Hell” by Darryl Love

Several local artists showing their work at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids

Autumn returns next week and, with it, ArtPrize.
The annual contest will officially get underway Wednesday, lasting through Oct. 12. During that time frame, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids will be featuring unique achievements both inspiring and challenging as artists offer up some of their most prized work for the West Michigan community to judge.

Cindi Proctor, left, and her mother-in-law, Marsha Proctor, handle the store operations at Dave’s Carpet in Greenville while Cindi’s husband, Dave, tackles the installation chores. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Floor covering with a family touch

If shopping at Dave’s Carpet seems just a little more comfortable than it does most places, it might be because the store is run like a family, by a family. Greenville’s newest outlet for a wide variety of floor coverings, Dave’s opened in June at 6505 S. Greenville Road and has been growing steadily ever since.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 20, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Carolyn Slocum named Spirit of Caring Award recipient

This year’s recipient of the Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award has a lengthy history of giving back to the community, especially to hundreds of students, whose lives she changed over her many years of teaching.

In surprise fashion, Carolyn Slocum was announced by last year’s Spirit of Caring award winner Joyce London as this year’s winner to a room full of applause at the Winter Inn on Thursday evening.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 19, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

A One Book One County discussion panel took place Thursday evening at the Ash Technology Learning Center in Greenville. Panelists examined the philosophical, moral and theological issues surrounding end of life decisions. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

A matter of life and death

As topics go, they don’t get much heavier than those discussed Thursday evening at the Ash Technology and Learning Center as part of this year’s One Book One County initiative.

This year’s featured book, “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes, deals with Will, a man confined to a wheelchair following an accident and his eventual decision to end his own life.

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CM continues contract with school nurse

Years ago, every elementary school had its own school nurse to clean and bandage playground scrapes, provide a cot to rest on with an upset stomach and to hand out an aspirin for a headache. Those days have gone by the wayside.

Friends and family of Devon Morrison gathered Wednesday afternoon at Demorest Field in Belding for a dedication ceremony to remember the 10-year-old boy who accidentally drowned in the Flat River on Sept. 14, 2013. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding boy remembered one year later with memorial stone dedication

Nearly a year to the day that Shawna Smith learned her young son Devon Morrison had accidentally drowned in the Flat River, she took a moment to write him one last heartfelt message. As freshly poured concrete steadily began to harden, solidifying a new memorial for Devon at Demorest Field in Belding, Smith used a finger to carefully etch the three words she would recite to him today if she had the chance.