Toys for Tots of Montcalm County needs money. Desperately. With about $300 in the bank account, Toys for Tots is struggling to come up with the funds to purchase quality toys for its annual distribution on Dec. 13.
LAKEVIEW — One may wonder how a book about events nearly 70 years past could be considered timely. Particularly when the events related center on the most innocuous of vegetables, the humble cucumber. Or is the case with Lakeview author, Dallas Lincoln’s, new book, the pickle. “The Pickle Docks” presents a semi-fictional account of life [...]
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Ending world hunger is a daunting task but global philanthropic organizations try to do it one meal at time.
However, a local event put together more than one meal over the weekend … try 30,000.
Smiles abound wherever Amy Hansen and Cricket go.
Cricket is a registered therapy cat. Together, Amy and Cricket visit area hospice care, assisted living facilities and private residences to brighten the days of various patients. Cricket loves the attention he gets and residents get the comfort of petting an animal, which has shown to be beneficial to a person’s health and general wellbeing.
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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.
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.
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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