Scouts to repair candy cane decorations

July 31, 2014

HART — The Hart Boy Scout Troop #1155 and the local Cub Scout Troop are slated to camp at the Hart Historic District next weekend, beginning Aug. 8, to paint and repair the candy cane decorations used in Hart during the holidays. The Candy Cane Maintenance Project is the boy scout troop’s community service project. They are working with the…

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Morning Espresso Tour to stop at Morat’s

July 31, 2014
Morning Espresso Tour to stop at Morat’s

HART — Dan Morat’s Corner Bakery, at 69 S. State St., will be a stop next Friday, Aug. 8, from 7-10 a.m. during Smile FM’s state-wide Hometown Tour. Radio personalities Jenn Czelada and Brian Dumont of Morning Espresso have picked Hart as one of their stops for their Hometown Tour. Residents are encouraged to come to Morat’s bakery to meet them and…

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Mason County sheriff looking for B&E suspect

July 31, 2014
Mason County sheriff looking for B&E suspect

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Raymond Allen Anthony, 37. Allen is wanted on two felony burglary warrants out of Mason County. One of the warrants carries six counts of breaking and entering. The warrants stem from B&E cases at Marek’s Auto Parts, Alway’s Antiques and Alway’s Service Center, all in…

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Duo promises upbeat country show at Rhythm & Dunes

July 31, 2014
Duo promises upbeat country show at Rhythm & Dunes

LUDINGTON — The third annual West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes concert series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Waterfront Park with Megastars of Country. The group consists of Larry Turner and Doug Brewin. The two perform as George Strait and Alan Jackson and then come together as Brooks & Dunn, to give an exciting and upbeat country concert. Oceana…

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Golf tourney benefits OCCOA

July 30, 2014

SHELBY — Oceana County Council On Aging’s Sixth Annual Night Golf is set for Friday, Aug. 15, at Oceana Golf Club. All proceeds go to OCCOA. There is a 7:15 p.m. sign-in for the four-person scramble. The cost to enter is $45 per person and includes nine holes of golf, food, first glow ball, greens fees and cart. Food will…

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District Court sentencings

July 30, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced this week in 78th District Court: –      Dylan Wyatt King, 18, of 382 Maple St., Shelby, was found guilty July 28 of larceny less than $200. He was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail and $400 in fines and costs. One count of larceny over $200/less than $1,000 was…

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Farm bill provides more coverage for ’12 fruit crop losses

July 29, 2014
Farm bill provides more coverage for ’12 fruit crop losses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance for losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year. The program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides supplemental NAP payment to eligible producers. Farmers who did not have access to crop insurance and are…

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All Seasons Outdoor Show this weekend

July 29, 2014
All Seasons Outdoor Show this weekend

HART — The inaugural All Seasons Outdoor Show set for this weekend at the Oceana County Fairgrounds celebrates the many outdoor activities that this area offers — hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, dune riding, camping and swimming. The outdoor show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The gate entrance fee is…

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Future looks bleak if 911 millage fails

July 28, 2014
Future looks bleak if 911 millage fails

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. WEARE TWP. — Slower response times and the dispatch center’s eventual closing are on the horizon if next Tuesday’s 911 millage request fails. The emergency dispatch center is requesting a .14 millage, Aug. 5, for six years due to persistent declines in local telephone line surcharge revenues, which account for 75 percent of the agency’s…

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St. Mary’s food pantry golf outing

July 28, 2014

HART — A golf outing to benefit St. Mary’s Church food pantry and building fund is set for Saturday, Aug. 23, at Colonial Golf Course. Entry fee is $200 for a team of four with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Outing is limited to 25 teams. Prizes for top three places will be given away; 50/50 raffle; skins; hole-in-one car…

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Open Mic Night at Hart Commons

July 28, 2014

Local musicians and singers are invited to the Hart Commons this Saturday at 7 p.m. for Open Mic Night. Each group will have the opportunity to play a few songs. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the music and the view of Hart Lake. Proceeds support the Oceana County Jail Ministry,…

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MSU alumni golf scramble

July 28, 2014

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. (Mason County) — A Michigan State University Mason/Oceana counties alumni golf outing is being held Friday, Aug. 15 at Lakeside Links Golf Club on Chauvez Road. The four-person, 18-hole scramble starts at 1 p.m. and anyone is welcome to participate. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mason/Oceana MSU Alumni Association. The cost is $65 per person…

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