A call came in over the police radio the other day; a car was parked in a grocery store lot. There had been no accident, no theft, no vandalism, but there were two kids — somewhere between seven and nine years old — sitting in the back seat unattended.
As Belding Area Schools janitorial workers handed out ice cream cones to children and parents Wednesday evening at Central Riverside Park. They did so with laughter and smiles. But behind those smiles was the realization that the opportunity to laugh and interact with students they see on a daily basis may be coming to an end.
Unlike their counterparts on the softball diamond, the Greenville Yellow Jackets baseball team will feature one senior on the squad in 2012. Jordan Powell is the lone senior, whereas the Greenville softball team is senior-less this season. Powell will be joined by two returning letter winners on an otherwise youthful ball team.
Warm spring weather brings out-door activities for all to enjoy. A flea and farmers market will take place at 7 a.m. every Friday and Saturday starting Friday at the Old Meijer located on 1220 N. Lafayette Street.
The Greenville Department of Public Safety is investigating after a woman had her purse stolen from her vehicle.
The mourners gathered, remembering and reminiscing the events that led up to Jesus’s death. On the third day, they celebrated his ascension. Sheridan Assembly of God is performing “3 Days” — an original production written and directed by Val Robbins — Thursday through Saturday.
Though we may not wear the shackles of a convict, many of us are chained in other areas that hold us back. Stanton’s Trinity Evangelical Free Church presents an Easter passion play “My Chains Are Gone” showing how we can be released from those chains that tether us down. Based on the song by Chris Tomlin, “My Chains Are Gone,” the church’s choir tells the story and the actors portray the scenes.
Funeral Notices for Thursday, April 5, 2012
All our hearts were broken last weekend when we lost one of our own. Dalton Gustinis, a 16-year-old student at Tri County High School, died in a boating accident in Friday’s early morning hours.
Health is everyone’s business. Good health is important to us as individuals. For employers, a healthy workforce is productive and costs less. A healthy community is an economically attractive community. According to 2012 County Health Rankings (www.countyhealthrankings.org), Montcalm County ranks in the bottom third of Michigan counties (62 out of 82 ranked counties) for health factors that influence our health.