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This pink ribbon quilt will be awarded as first prize at the third annual Pink Ribbon Affair on Thursday at Carson City Hospital’s Atrium in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. — Courtesy photo

Carson City Hospital to host Pink Ribbon Affair on Oct. 11

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The third annual Pink Ribbon Affair, sponsored by Blue Care Network, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Atrium at Carson City Hospital. All proceeds will go toward supporting patients. Local breast cancer survivors will be guests of honor at this event.

Nancy and Kevin Martin are ready to serve the area’s outdoorsmen at their new store, Magnum Sports, in Greenville.

New business Magnum Sports is an outdoorsman’s dream come true

If it has anything to do with outdoor sports, chances are you will find it at Magnum Sports, which opened about six weeks ago at 6227 S. Greenville Road. The complex (to call it just a “store” is to do the place a disservice) features full lines of outdoor gear, along with practice ranges for both archery and firearms. Owned by Kevin and Nancy Martin, Magnum Sports is a sprawling facility that is still expanding daily in terms of merchandise, events and instructional opportunities.

Belding students cheer at a pep rally Friday afternoon while wearing blue items of clothing and face paint to honor fellow junior classmate Austin Gilman, who was injured in an accident Thursday.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Belding students turn assembly into rally for injured classmate (Gallery)

Homecoming can be described as a time when a school and community come together for an evening to celebrate the rich traditions of a community, welcome back alumni and enjoy an exciting game of varsity football. But at the homecoming pep assembly Friday afternoon at Belding High School, the atmosphere surrounding the homecoming festivities had a different feel from most years.

From left, Tom Learmont, Marge Waldron and Jean Brundage, all members of the Heritage Village Committee, stand on the porch of the newly renovated Sidney General Store. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Renovations under way at historic Heritage Village in Sidney

The general store at Heritage Village lodges the post office and, just like in days of old, is a place where children flock to buy their penny candy and homemade pickles from a crock. The store, located near Montcalm Community College, has a menagerie of historical artifacts on display and is one of 26 restored buildings in the quaint Heritage Village that aims to preserve the past.

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OUR VIEW: Proposal 2 is a Trojan Horse

Michigan’s ballot Proposal 2 is probably the greatest assault on jobs reform — make that future employment possibilities in Michigan — of several “special interest only” efforts to alter Michigan’s constitution.

Lakeview's Brad Hamlin stretches out for a diving catch during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 26-14 win over Central Montcalm at home.

Lakeview wins homecoming game against rival Central Montcalm (Gallery)

There would be no spoiling homecoming for the Lakeview Wildcats this year. The Wildcats started quick and finished strong in a 26-14 victory over CSAA rival Central Montcalm on Saturday at Kos Field.

Nine-year-old Bree Town with her new wig, which was styled by friend and L’image stylist Tara Coville.

L’image Hair Salon’s Oct. 6 ‘cut-a-thon’ for Children With Hair Loss campaign

In an effort to complete what two young, generous sisters set out to do, L’image Hair Salon is holding a “cut-a-thon” from 2 to 5 p.m. today, collecting donations of money and hair to go toward a nonprofit organization that makes and donates wigs to children who have lost their hair.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 6, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Belding’s Neil McCully breaks free for a run during Friday’s homecoming game against Hopkins at Rudness Field. McCully finished the night with 56 yards on the ground.

Hopkins victory spoils Belding’s homecoming (Photo Gallery)

For three quarters Belding’s football team was playing well against an undefeated Hopkins Viking team. But the fourth quarter was the undoing of the Redskins in a 42-11 loss Friday night at Rudness Field during homecoming.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 5

Montabella 39, Ashley 8: The Mustangs picked up their first MSAC victory of the season over the Bears on Friday night. Zach Taubitz rushed for 133 yards, Logan Burns 83 and Derek Martin 39…