Hispanic Heritage Celebration this weekend

September 15, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Celebration this weekend

HART — Celebrate the Hispanic culture this Friday and Saturday with many fun activities, including a queen crowning and fireworks. Enjoy tasty, authentic Hispanic food from La Fiesta, La Probadita and other vendors. A live Mariachi band is set for perform Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Hart Commons, along with other activities. Live music by Grupo Escolta will take…

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New Era Fall Street Festival Saturday

September 15, 2014
New Era Fall Street Festival Saturday

NEW ERA — Enjoy the sounds of live music, as well as many other fun activities for the entire family, during the New Era Fall Street Festival Saturday. Street fest schedule 8:30-11 a.m. – Rotary Pancake Breakfast 9 a.m. to noon – K-Rock photo booth. 10 a.m. – Run for Ralph’s Kids (kids’ race) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. –…

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Community foundation names new trustees

September 15, 2014
Community foundation names new trustees

SHELBY — The Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) recently named five new trustees, Ron Beeber, Kay Brennan, John Grant, Joan LundBorg and Jean Russell. They succeed Bill Bluhm, Tim Horton, Ted Hosner, Evelyn Kolbe and Julie Springstead-Waltz. The board members retired as regular practice of rotating the makeup of the board. “We’ve really appreciated the services of our retiring…

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Movie studio looking for extras for new movie.

September 14, 2014

MANISTEE — Pure Flix and 10 West Studios will be having an extras casting call on Monday, September 15, from 4:30-9 p.m at the Days Inn of Manistee for the upcoming movie “Believe.” The studios are asking for dedicated members of the local communities to bring life and reality to this production, “Believe”. There will be compensation for these roles. Please bring…

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A smokin’ good time

September 12, 2014
A smokin’ good time

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SILVER LAKE — The Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival is kicking into high gear this evening as a wonderful, smoky aroma fills the air. Competitors from all over the country in a Michigan-sanctioned Kansas City BBQ cook-off are getting their slow-cooked, savory meats underway. Saturday is the main day of the event that celebrates feasting on…

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Volunteer program offers a voice for neglected and abused children.

September 12, 2014
Volunteer program offers a voice for neglected and abused children.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  LUDINGTON — There is a special group of volunteers in Oceana and Mason counties who help serve as a voice for  the area’s abused and neglected children. For the past 14 years, Oceana County Family Court has been part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children program. CASA for Children is a network of…

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78th District Court Arraignments

September 12, 2014
78th District Court Arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned Wednesday in front of the 78th District Court Magistrate: Felonies –       Timothy Allen Strobridge, 39, of 681 E. Arthur Rd., Rothbury, was arrested Aug. 30 by the Michigan State Police (MSP) for a felony of second-degree home invasion. A preliminary conference is set for Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.…

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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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