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Mental Health Matters: Integrating mental and physical health care

February 21, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Integrating mental and physical health care By Alan Neushwander, West Michigan CMH For decades, health care was looked at as treating a person from the neck down. West Michigan Community Mental Health (WMCMH) realizes the importance of a whole-person approach to health care, treating patients from their head to their toes. When WMCMH received federal designation as…

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Mental Health Matters: CMH provides free tobacco cessation program 

January 22, 2020

Mental Health Matters: CMH provides free tobacco cessation program  By Alan Neushwander West Michigan Community Mental Health There’s a new program at West Michigan Community Mental Health that focuses on reducing tobacco usage in our local community. Called Dimensions, the six-week tobacco cessation group provides adults who want to quit smoking with the tools and support they need to achieve…

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Passionately preserving history.

April 17, 2019

Passionately preserving history. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Before you step inside the headquarters of the Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society, you learn a history lesson by admiring its exterior. The 127-year-old building at 114 Dryden St. is made of local fieldstone that was hand-blocked. The distinctive rectangle stones offer a unique design since most stone houses in…

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Strong work ethic guided Senator Hansen during career.

December 14, 2018

Strong work ethic guided Senator Hansen during career. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART – Senator Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) knows that hard work pays off, and it is that strong work ethic that guided him through his impressive 14-year career as a state legislator. As his time in the state senate winds down, Hansen reflects on the ups and downs he…

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Judge Monton reflects on long career.

February 24, 2017

Judge Monton reflects on long career. #OceanaCountyNews #27thCircuitCourt By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. HART — The Honorable Anthony A. Monton, 65, put down the gavel in 27th Circuit Court for the final time this week. Monton, after 28 years on the bench, has retired. Taking over the position as 27th Circuit Court judge is Newaygo County Prosecutor Robert Springstead, who was…

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Legally Speaking: Sentencing Guidelines

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