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The woodwork art, “Exercises in Walnut” by Larry Snow of Greenville, is one of the many art pieces that will be, on display at Green Acres Retirement Living in Greenville for the facility's inaugural ArtPrize contest, which will be Jan. 17 to 26. (Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber)

Green Acres welcomes artists to compete in inaugural art contest

Area residents are encouraged to enjoy art and help a worthy cause by visiting the debut of Green Acres Retirement Living’s ArtPrize Jan. 17 to 26.

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Raines to run for Montcalm County drain commissioner

Sandy Raines announced her candidacy Thursday for Montcalm County drain commissioner. Raines, the deputy drain commissioner, plans to campaign for Drain Commissioner Donald Cooper’s seat in the Nov. 6 election.

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Police Reports – Jan. 6

BELDING — Police responded to 11 complaints Thursday. Incidents included: • Larceny, 4:30 p.m., Pineview. GREENVILLE — Police responded to 9 complaints Thursday. Incidents included: • Retail fraud, 6:50 p.m., S. Greenville West Drive. • Armed robbery, 8:33 p.m., W. Grove. STANTON — Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to 25 complaints Thursday. Incidents included: • Eight car-deer accidents. [...]

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 6, 2012

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The Greenville High School Symphony Orchestra practices on Wednesday for the 2012 Michigan Music Conference. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville Symphony Orchestra to perform at Michigan Music Conference

The Greenville High School Symphony Orchestra is one of 14 student groups to perform before a statewide audience of music professionals during the 2012 Michigan Music Conference. Of the 14 performers, eight ensembles and bands are selected each year to perform at the state music convention. Greenville High School band and orchestra director Susan Gould said the selection process to perform is “incredibly selective.”

Susan Gould is one of three remaining finalists for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s Teacher of the Year Award. — Courtesy photo

Greenville band, orchestra director up for Teacher of the Year

Greenville High School band and orchestra director Susan Gould is a finalist for the top music teaching award in Michigan. She is one of three remaining finalists for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) Teacher of the Year Award. The winner will be announced during the Michigan Music Conference on Jan. 19-21.

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Meeting Thursday night on Belding skate park

The city of Belding is asking for children and their parents to attend a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Pere Marquette Depot Building on Gibson Street in downtown Belding, concerning the creation of Skate Park at Riverside Park in Belding.

A Lakeview woman and a Mount Pleasant woman were injured in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon on M-46 in front of the Mobil gas station and Dollar General store in Lakeview. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

2 women hurt in crash near Lakeview

Two women were injured in an accident on M-46 in Lakeview on Wednesday afternoon. A Lakeview police officer reported the accident to Montcalm County Central Dispatch around 12:15 p.m. in front of the Mobil gas station and Dollar General on M-46 just east of M-91.

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Funeral Notices for Jan. 5, 2012

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Greenville’s Jordan Thomas, right, tangles with Lowell’s Gabe Dean on Wednesday night at 215 pounds. Both wrestlers are state ranked, defending individual state champions and will wrestle in college.

VIDEO: Thomas defeats Dean, but Lowell wrestlers down Greenville

The Lowell Red Arrows took the first step toward winning an O-K White Conference wrestling title in 2012. The Red Arrows avenged last season’s loss by defeating the host Greenville Yellow Jackets 45-18 in a battle of top rated teams. According to michigangrappler.com the Red Arrows are rated No. 2 in Division 2 while the Yellow Jackets are No. 4 in Division 2.