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AAUW awards scholarships

AAUW awards scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS: The American Association of University Women presented two $1,000 scholarships at their annual dinner on Dec. 3 in Reed City. Kaylia Ervin was awarded the Geraldine Hurt Memorial Scholarship and Sara White was given the Joanne Dew Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are given every year and are primarily funded by the AAUW book sale, […]

Wild Rose collects for Manna Pantry

Wild Rose collects for Manna Pantry

HELPING OTHERS: The Wild Rose annual Christmas dinner took place recently and featured a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus in addition to dinner. The restaurant collected 748 items for the Manna Pantry, as well as raising $731 in donations. Pictured, Elaine Sanford and Bruce Rose delivered the items and funds to the pantry. (Courtesy […]

Big Rapids Jaycees raise money for Salvation Army

Big Rapids Jaycees raise money for Salvation Army

RAISING MONEY: The Big Rapids Jaycees were celebrity bell ringers for the Salvation Army’s 2014 Red Kettle Campaign on Dec. 9. The club matched the $417.12 they raised during their shift. The Jaycees mission is to promote and enhance the leadership abilities of members while making the community a better place in which to live and work. Pictured are […]

Ferris Circle K Chapter buys toys for kids

Ferris Circle K Chapter buys toys for kids

Submitted by FSU Circle K Chapter BIG RAPIDS — A group of Ferris State University students helped make the holiday brighter for 32 area children. The students, all members of Circle K International, the collegiate form of Kiwanis International, gathered at Meijer to purchase gifts for children they’d selected from angel trees located on campus. They had […]

Public invited to Christmas dinner

Submitted by Cheryl Rogers WHITE CLOUD — Anyone looking for a warm meal or companionship on Christmas day is invited to the Lion’s Club on M-37 in White Cloud for a complete Christmas dinner free of charge. The dinner, a fourth annual event, is available to everyone no matter their need or circumstances. Along with the meal, […]

Group needs donations for annual dinner

Submitted by Cheryl Rogers
 Special to the Pioneer WHITE CLOUD — For the sixth year, a free “Sharing Christmas” dinner will be offered by concerned citizens of Newaygo County in White Cloud on Christmas Day at the Lion’s Club on M-37. This event is available to everyone and is made possible through the generosity of […]

Group visits Jerusalem, Holy Land

Group visits Jerusalem, Holy Land

VISITING JERUSALEM: Pictured in Jerusalem are (from left) Wayne Wheeler, Sr., of Ludington; June Straub, of Rodney; Fr. Wayne Wheeler, of Ludington (former pastor at St. Mary/St. Paul parishes in Big Rapids); Glenda Tellkamp, of Big Rapids; her daughter, April Addleman, of Indianapolis; and her son, Michael Tellkamp, of Hastings. They were joined by 32 others for a […]

Local students honored at DAR Good Citizens Tea

Submitted by Mecosta Chapter of the DAR BIG RAPIDS — The Mecosta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored nine area high school seniors at a DAR Good Citizens Tea on Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church social hall in Big Rapids. The honored students, chosen by their schools, were guests, along with their parents, […]

Area families announce births

It’s a girl! Ashley Ann and Michael Scott Earnest, of Reed City, announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Mae Earnest, on Nov. 26, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces at birth and is welcomed by her relatives Tammy Reed, Mike Mitchell, Sally Earnest and Gary Earnest. It’s a boy! Lila and Derek Ecker, […]

NOCTI donates to food pantry

NOCTI donates to food pantry

DONATION: Pictured are NOCTI employees Jill Nellis and Erin Bean, and Lord’s Table Pantry Director Sandy Kilpatrick near the food and personal care items donated by the employees of NOCTI. The company had a month-long competition to collect items for the pantry. “I am totally grateful for the donations and outpouring of support from the […]

MOISD students help others

MOISD students help others

HELPING OTHERS: Students from the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District Transition Education Center recently collected 465 items for those in need. Making the delivery to the Manna Pantry were (from left) William Greenfield, Justin Eluski and Matt Bowling. (Courtesy photo)

Is this the beginning of a long SAD winter? Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

Is this the beginning of a long SAD winter? Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Pam Daniels MA
 Michigan State University Extension For most of the United States, winter came early this year. According to The Weather Channel, since mid-November there have been more than 400 cold and record-breaking lows covering 43 states. With this weather change, those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder may need to prepare for a longer season of symptoms with these […]