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Funeral Notices for March 12, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, March 12, 2012

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: Growing old or growing up?

Stanley Ross had a great quote about communication. “Open your mouth only to change feet.” Have you ever said something and wished you hadn’t said it that way? Has anything you ever said come across differently than you meant it? Has anyone ever said anything to you that hurt or upset you? I am guessing these are pretty universal human experiences. Do you agree?

The Central Montcalm High School Band earned a Division 1 rating at the Michigan State Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District Band Festival hosted at Cedar Springs High School on March 1. — Courtesy photo

Central Montcalm High School Band earns Division 1 rating

The Central Montcalm High School Band earned a Division 1 rating at the Michigan State Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District Band Festival hosted at Cedar Springs High School on March 1. This is the band’s first Division 1 rating in more than a decade.

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Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies injured in car-deer accident (GALLERY)

Two Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies were transported to Sheridan Community Hospital early Sunday morning after their police cruiser struck a deer crossing M-66.

Lakeview’s Megan Leach drives the ball toward the basket during a game this season. Leach was named to the CSAA second team this season.

CM, Lakeview land two each on all-CSAA

It wasn’t all Morley-Stanwood dominating the all-conference girls basketball teams in the Central State Activities Association. Central Montcalm and Lakeview got one player each on the second team and one player each on the honorable mention.

Parmelee crosses the finish line during a track meet last year. Greenville’s first meet this year is March 22 at Rockford.

Parmelee signs to run for Central Michigan

It wasn’t that long ago that Greenville senior Bailey Parmelee was playing volleyball in the fall and running sprints in the spring. Now she is just running and doing it very well.

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OUR VIEW: State is sustaining the unsustainable

Michigan has a number of municipalities and school districts going bankrupt, and the special interests most influential in bringing those institutions to that point are pushing for a state referendum to stifle the state’s emergency manager program. Their goal is apparently to sustain the unsustainable.

Julie Stafford

JULIE STAFFORD: Only in Michigan

When I was a writer for the paper in Boulder, we had stories we referred to as O-I-Bs, or Only in Boulders. These were the stories of unusual people and things that happened, seemingly only in Boulder.

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OUR VIEW: Sex + texting = sexting

Sexting. It sounds like a dirty word, but it’s quickly becoming part of our national vocabulary. Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between cell phones. Depending on the age of the subject of the photograph, sexting can lead to charges as serious as distributing child pornography.

New Montcalm County 4-H Fair Board President Mike McGonigal enjoys spending time with his children, Mikaela, left, and Keegan, right. He's been their 4-H club leader and has mentored their horse showmanship activities for nearly 10 years. — Courtesy photo

New Montcalm County 4-H Fair Board president takes over

Mike McGonigal took over Montcalm County 4-H Fair Board presidential duties last November, replacing six-year president Pat Schuster, who is now chairman of finance and fundraising. “I would never have stepped aside if he hadn’t taken over,” Schuster said. “I think very strongly he’s a perfect fit.”