Oceana’s WWC surpasses goal

September 12, 2014

The Women Who Care of Oceana County (WWC) at its Sept. 9 meeting chose to have each of its now 117 members write $100 personal checks totaling $11,700 to the Oceana Hispanic Center (OHC) in Hart, which seeks to unify the Hispanic community through literacy and leadership. “I’m in shock,” said OHC board member and acting Director Penny Burillo.  “This is…

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Get your kids’ car seats checked Monday

September 12, 2014
Get your kids’ car seats checked Monday

HART — Safe Kids West Michigan Booster Seat Check Event is set for Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Hansen Foods. The event coincides with Child Passenger Safety Week next week. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children under 13 years old. The best way to prevent a car-related injury is to make sure your child is in…

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Oceana County native to read from her book.

September 11, 2014
Oceana County native to read from her book.

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Writers of The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will present two free readings as part of the group’s Writer-in-Residence program. Anne-Marie Oomen, Michigan author and teacher, will speak at two readings, the first on poetry  Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and the second on non-fiction the following Saturday, September 27, from…

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Welcome to the world! Recent births.

September 11, 2014

Birth announcements are sponsored by ABC Kidz/Purple Monkey, 123 E. Ludington Ave. Check them out here on Facebook.  Welcome to the world! Izaac Eli Revilla, the son of Kimberly Tienda of Hart and Antonio Revilla III of Shelby, was born September 8, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. If you have a birth announcement to make, you are welcome to email the announcement…

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Bank warns of Home Depot data breach.

September 11, 2014

LUDINGTON – Home Depot recently confirmed a data breach of its payment data system, which could potentially impact any customer that used their payment card at their U.S. and Canadian stores since April 2014.  According to the Home Depot website, the corporation does not have evidence that the breach impacted stores in Mexico or any customers who shopped online at…

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27th Circuit Court sentencings

September 11, 2014
27th Circuit Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. Hart — The following were sentenced Monday in 27th Circuit Court: – Isreal Villarreal, 27, of 8389 N. Oceana Dr., Hart, was found guilty July 28 of controlled substance delivery, less than 50 grams. He was sentenced Sept. 8 to 90 days in jail with credit for one day served; sentence to be served at…

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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2014
Remembering 9/11

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Do you remember what you were doing that day when you heard the horrible news, and how did it impact you?

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Lawmakers help end childhood hunger

September 10, 2014
Lawmakers help end childhood hunger

LANSING—State senators Goeff Hansen and Dave Hildenbrand have teamed up to help an organization aimed at ending childhood hunger. The lawmakers from West Michigan are helping Kids’ Food Basket reach their goal of collecting 50,400 decorated brown paper bags by Sept. 17. “Kids’ Food Basket is devoted to helping young people learn and live well through ending childhood hunger,” said Hansen,…

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78th District Court sentencings

September 10, 2014
78th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced Monday in 78th District Court: –      Erika Romero, 34, of 1047 Pineway St., Ludington, was found guilty Aug. 4 of operating while impaired. She was sentenced Sept. 8 to $1,090 in fines and costs; 93 days discretionary jail; and Alcohol Highway Safety Education (AHSE). Conviction reportable to the Secretary…

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COVE Beach Walk/Run Saturday

September 9, 2014
COVE Beach Walk/Run Saturday

PENTWATER — Dubbed one of the most beautiful 5K courses in the nation, the COVE Benefit Beach Walk/Run is set for Saturday at Charles Mears State Park at 8:30 a.m. The course covers paved and beach surfaces. Proceeds from the annual event benefit COVE, Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters. Check-in and registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; the 5K/10K run starts at…

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Yum! Apple & BBQ fest this weekend

September 9, 2014
Yum! Apple & BBQ fest this weekend

SILVER LAKE — Enjoy the bounties of the fall harvest during this beautiful time of year in Oceana County by attending the fun-filled Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival this weekend. Events, which are set for Friday and Saturday, include a Michigan-sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Cook-Off, craft show, classic vehicle and dune buggy show, barbecue eating contests, Festival Fun 5K Run/Walk,…

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Movie casting calls.

September 8, 2014
Movie casting calls.

MANISTEE — 10 West Studios and Pure Flix Entertainment have announced a casting call for the movie “Believe.” The faith-based movie will be an ensemble piece in the vein of the movie “Crash.” The movie was written and is being produced by the same team that created “God’s Not Dead,” including director/producer Harold Cronk of Scottville. The casting calls are…

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UPDATE: Stolen car suspect arraigned

September 8, 2014
UPDATE: Stolen car suspect arraigned

HART — The 17-year-old Hart man arrested Friday in connection with a stolen car was arraigned in 78th District Court this afternoon. Steven Rice, III, is facing two felony counts of home invasion and one felony count of unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA), and a 15-year-old Hart boy was charged as a juvenile with one count of UDAA.…

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Masons celebrate 50th anniversary

September 8, 2014
Masons celebrate 50th anniversary

Jim and Mary Ellen Mason, of 212 S. Apple St., Hart, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Mason is the former Mary Ellen Cain. The couple married Sept, 6,1964 in Swanton, Ohio. Their children are Russell (Charlotte) Mason of Hawaii; Natalie (Bob) Adams of Hart; and Andrew (Karen) Mason of Williamston, Mich. They have 10 grandchildren: Erica, Mason, Forrest,…

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2 teens arrested after doing donuts with stolen car

September 8, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — Shortly after a car was reported stolen Friday afternoon, two suspects were apprehended in Shelby after they were spotted doing donuts with it, according to police. A 17-year-old Hart man was arrested and charged with two counts of home invasion and one count of unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA), and a…

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