Funeral notices for Saturday, September 20, 2014
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.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Some fifth grade girls save up for new bead-making kits, the latest Harry Potter novel or maybe a new outfit for a favorite Barbie doll. But when Lincoln Heights Elementary School students Layna Gunderson and Carlie Peterman recently broke open their piggy banks, the money went to a more serious purpose.
China-based Dicastal North America Inc., the largest aluminum wheel manufacturer in the world, has reached an agreement with the city of Greenville to take over use of the former United Solar Ovanics (USO) buildings and bring 300 jobs to the area.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014