Celebrate ‘100 Years of the Golden Fair’

July 15, 2014

MEARS — Celebrate the “100 years of the Golden Fair” with the Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the grand opening of the exhibit at the Old Town Hall on the corner of Fox Road and Morrison Street. The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday…

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Pentwater welcomes new officers

July 15, 2014
Pentwater welcomes new officers

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. PENTWATER — Police Chief Laude Hartrum introduced three new officers and a summer cadet during Monday night’s village council meeting. The new officers join a staff that totals three full-time and five part-time employees. – Michael Dunneback is new full-time officer who was hired in October. A graduate of the Grand Valley State University Police…

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Music on the Commons

July 14, 2014
Music on the Commons

HART — Singer and songwriter Ashley Youngstrom will perform Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. as part of the Music on the Commons concert series. The series offers free concerts on Tuesday nights in July and August at the Hart Commons, at the corner of State and Main streets overlooking beautiful Hart Lake. Youngstrom will take her audience from bittersweet to upbeat…

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Pentwater Sportfishing Mini Tournament

July 14, 2014
Pentwater Sportfishing Mini Tournament

PENTWATER — The Pentwater Sportfishing Association is hosting a Mini Tournament this Saturday, July 19, beginning at 6 a.m. with a shotgun start. The weigh-in is set for 1 p.m. at the Village Marina. The cost to enter the tourney is $10, and entrants pay at weigh-in. First place wins 50 percent of the daily purse; second place receives 30…

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Night at the Lights

July 14, 2014
Night at the Lights

SILVER LAKE — The 2014 Night at the Lights Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association welcomes Ark Harbor for a free evening performance at the Little Sable Point Lighthouse Wednesday, July 16, from 7-8 p.m. Ark Harbor features three veteran folk guitarists with a unique blend of soft rock, blues, folk and hauntingly beautiful ballads that will touch your heart. They…

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Fascinatin’ Rhythms Tuesday evening

July 14, 2014
Fascinatin’ Rhythms Tuesday evening

PENTWATER — Enjoy Fascinatin’ Rhythms Tuesday, July 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at the corner of First and Rush streets. Hosted by the Friends of Pentwater Library, the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra will provide top-notch entertainment. For more than 35 years, the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra has been one of Michigan’s premier jazz ensembles. The…

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Let’s go fly a kite!

July 14, 2014
Let’s go fly a kite!

PENTWATER — Learn how to make a kite and fly it on the beach this evening, July 14, at Charles Mears State Park. Kite Making 101 begins at 7 p.m. Air Fun Kites of Pentwater is sponsoring this fun event, and all materials will be provided. Participants are to meet at the beach pavilion. The program will last approximately one…

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EF food drive collects over 21,000 meals

July 12, 2014
EF food drive collects over 21,000 meals

ROTHBURY — Electric Forest’s “Roy Price Memorial Food Drive” collected 21,236 meals during this year’s festival — the largest amount yet. Over 52,000 meals have been collected by EF in the last four years, organizers said. This year’s donations went to local food pantries at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rothbury Community Church, Lebanon Lutheran Church, Teen Challenge and Shiloh Tabernacle. Last…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births

July 11, 2014
Welcome to the world! Recent births

Greyson Elwood Jacobs, the son of Jennifer and Justin Jacobs of Jenison, was born on June 3, 2014 at Spectrum Health Grand Rapids. His older brother is Riley Jacobs.  Grandparents include Irene Hathaway of Ludington, Janice and Gordon Merten of Hart and David and Kathy Jacobs of Missouri. Aleyssa Lexani Garcia, the daughter of Branda Barrios and Cesar Garcia of Hart, was born…

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Underage drinking focus of town hall meeting

July 11, 2014
Underage drinking focus of town hall meeting

HART — District Health Department #10 is hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday, July 30, at 6 p.m.in the Hart Middle School cafeteria to inform the community about underage drinking in the county. A guest panel representing prevention specialists, advocates and youth, will discuss recent statistics and present “Alcohol: True Stories.” The community is invited to attend this free event.

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Arraignments

July 11, 2014
Arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned Wednesday in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felonies –      Daniel Francis Sullivan, 22, of 571 Trevino Ridge, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., was arrested June 29 by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for a felony of controlled substance possession (narcotic or cocaine) less than 25 grams. A preliminary conference…

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911 informational meetings

July 10, 2014

Mason-Oceana 911 has scheduled four public meetings to present information regarding the August 5, 2014 ballot new millage request for 0.14 mils for 6 years.  The meetings will feature a 1 hour presentation highlighting 911’s day to day operations and a discussion of future funding.  Audience questions will be encouraged. “Few people see or understand what we do inside Mason-Oceana…

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Legally Speaking: Sentencing Guidelines

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