Rain showers today

April 30, 2014

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  Wednesday, April 30, 2014: Sunrise: 6:39 a.m. Overcast with rain showers at times. High 57 F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Sunset: 8:47 p.m. Tonight, rain showers in the evening becoming more intermittent overnight. Low…

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WSCC to honor Dr. Sara Tanis with Alumni Achievement Award

April 30, 2014
WSCC to honor Dr. Sara Tanis with Alumni Achievement Award

SCOTTVILLE –West Shore Community College will honor Dr. Sara R. Tanis with the Alumni Achievement Award during the 44th annual commencement exercise on Fri., May 2, at 7 p.m., in the College’s Recreation Center. Dr. Tanis is a 1990 graduate of Mason County Eastern and earned an Associate of Science degree from West Shore in 1992. Thereafter, she attended Western Michigan University, where…

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There’s no place like home

April 29, 2014
There’s no place like home

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. NEW ERA – Who would ever think that such a tiny dog would have such an enormous impact on so many lives? Foxy, a 9-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy, became a local celebrity last winter when she was featured on local media outlets after supposedly being found in a trash bin outside a woman’s home in…

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Volunteers wanted at Silver Lake Sand Dunes – Hart Visitor Center

April 29, 2014

HART – Join the visitor center volunteer team this summer by volunteering to be a greeter for the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Chamber of Commerce. Welcome guests and residents to our area from May 19 through Sept. 13 and assist with greeting over 4,000 people and their families. The visitor center is located at 2388 N. Comfort Dr., in…

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Chamber organizing inaugural Sportsman Show

April 29, 2014

HART – The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Chamber of Commerce is organizing the All Season Sportsman Show set for the weekend of Aug. 2 and 3 at the Oceana County Fairgrounds. The chamber is looking for vendors, activity hosts, sponsors and event planning team members. This event celebrates all the sports in Oceana County – the ideal location for hunting,…

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COVE breaks ground; fundraising at 90% goal

April 29, 2014
COVE breaks ground; fundraising at 90% goal

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.   LUDINGTON — A capital campaign to build a new facility for COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) is at 90% of its goal. However, the organization still needs to raise $300,000. A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning at the Ludington branch of the Mason County District Library. The event was originally planned for the East Ludington…

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Village treasurer resigns after controversial departure of village clerk

April 28, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY – Just one week after getting a new village clerk on board, Village Treasurer Roxanne Inglis has resigned. “With the notification of Roxanne stepping down, how many village employees have moved on since (Village Administrator) Aaron (Desentz) has been here?” Shelby resident Mary Lulich asked during Monday night’s village council meeting. Desentz said two…

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Strong winds continue tonight

April 28, 2014
Strong winds continue tonight

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  While the wind advisory has expired, strong and gusty winds are still expected this evening. Tonight’s forecast: Cloudy and windy with periods of rain. Low 44 F. Winds E at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a half…

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44th West Shore commencement is Friday

April 28, 2014
44th West Shore commencement is Friday

SCOTTVILLE – Nearly 200 West Shore Community College students are eligible to receive degrees and certificates at the college’s 44th commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the College’s Recreation Center Arena. Speakers for the event will be Guy Smith, president of the Student Senate, WSCC Faculty Association president and Professor of Philosophy Dr. Matthew Sanderson, WSCC…

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Know the symptoms of autism

April 28, 2014

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog written by the staff of West Michigan Community Mental Health. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we reprint this information from the Autism Society of America (http://www.autism-society.org/). Autism Prevalence Rates Increase According to CDC, Autism Society Responds Bethesda, MD (March 27, 2014) – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce new autism…

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Area under wind advisory

April 27, 2014
Area under wind advisory

Today’s weather report is brought to you by Frontier Communications. High speed Internet starting at $19.99 a month. www.frontier.com; 1-888-770-6869.  The area is under a wind advisory from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The following has been issued by the National Weather Service: Areas affected: Mason, MI;  Lake, MI;  Osceola, MI;  Oceana, MI;  Newaygo, MI;  Mecosta, MI;  Muskegon, MI;  Montcalm, MI; Ottawa, MI;  Kent, MI;  Ionia, MI;  Allegan, MI;  Barry, MI;  Van Buren,…

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District Court sentencings as of April 23

April 24, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were sentenced this past week in 78th District Court: –       David Hernandez, 29, of 511 Courtland St., Hart, pleaded “no contest” April 22 to domestic violence and was sentenced to 93 discretionary jail. –       Jill Ann Graham, 50, of 205 5th St., Ludington, was found guilty April 21 of operating while intoxicated…

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Legally Speaking: Sentencing Guidelines

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