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GREENVILLE (WZZM) - 450 Greenville students will now be connected to class 24 hours a day.

The school district is giving students at the elementary, middle and high school levels Droid X2's and Samsung Galaxy Tabs as part of a new pilot program.  Greenville School District Technology Director LeeAnn Eyer says the goal is to provide educational access for students no matter where they are.

It used to be everything you needed for Algebra class fit squarely on your desk - book, notepad, pencil, and that Texas instrument calculator.  Now, something with the brains of 'all of the above' is squeezing its way into the hands of students.

"We don't have to take the book home," said freshman Kelsey Adams.

She isn't complaining. Her teacher, Dave Fortino, can plug in a lesson, and if she doesn't quite get something, she can plug in to listen.

PLAY REVIEW: Greenville celebrities let loose in ‘Westward Whoa’

PLAY REVIEW: Greenville celebrities let loose in ‘Westward Whoa’

By Lori Hansen
From The Daily News


The classic story of the good guys versus the bad guys rings true in “Westward Whoa,” this year’s OUR 3 melodrama fundraiser.

It is also classic to see 19 local celebrities take the stage, singing, dancing and acting in completely different roles than the professionals they are.

The show opens Thursday by invitation only to sponsors and then is open to the public at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A chuck wagon dinner will be served Friday night only.

“Doing the melodrama is a mid-year stress reliever for many of the cast who are involved in the school system,” Production Coordinator Cheryl Willard said “It is a chance for them to let their hair down, and they really enjoy themselves. They work well together and feed off each other.”

Hearing tomorrow to review Community Recreation Plan

Hearing tomorrow to review Community Recreation Plan

From: http://www.belding.us

The public review period for the draft Community Recreation Plan, 2012-2016 will be held until February 6, 2012. Download the Plan draft PDF here. You may comment at the Belding City Hall, 120 S. Pleasant St., Belding Michigan, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or through the City website. A Public Hearing to review the Community Recreation Plan will be held at an open public meeting of the Belding City Council on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Pere Marquette Depot, 100 Depot Street, Belding, Michigan.

PTO rummage sale planned for Saturday

Walnut Hills School will raise money with a PTO rummage sale planned for Saturday, February 11th.  The sale starts at 8am and ends at 4pm.

The money raised will help with fun days for the kids, field trips, popcorn days and movie nights.

Walnut Hills Elementary is located at 712 N. Walnut Street in Greenville.

OUR3 Presents the Melodrama WESTWARD WHOA!

OUR3 Presents the Melodrama WESTWARD WHOA!

Friday, February 3, 7:30 PM, HS Auditorium

The original cast of GPS administrators and teachers you've come to love will be performing their 2nd OUR3 sponsored melodrama.  Tickets are $10. for adults and $5. for students (grade K-12) and seniors (age 60 and over) and are available at Hansen's Music House in downtown Greenville, at the door or on line at www.greenville.k12.mi.us  Click on THE ARTS tab and scroll down to EVENT TICKETS and follow the directions.

A "Chuck Wagon" dinner is being offered at 6:00 pm on Friday night, Feb. 3 in the Greenvile High School Cafeteria.  Dinner is $10 per person and is payable at the door.

For additional information, contact Cheryl Willard at 616-225-6109.

Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

The 2011 class of Leadership West Michigan (LWM) graduated on December 15, 2011. The class of 27 participated in 8 day sessions over the past 4 months which included a two day bus tour of the region and culminated in Regional Trustee day and graduation.

Patricia Ackerberg - Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce  
Justin Arnold - WMPS  
Charles Ash, Jr. - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP  
Douglas Bagley - Ottawa Area ISD - MTEC  
Michael Brecht - St. Mary's Health Care  
Marlene Brostrom - Michigan Works Ottawa County  
Cindy Brown - Hello West Michigan  
Frederick Bw'Ombongi - Spectrum Health  
Valerie Byrnes - Barry County Chamber of Commerce  
Kyle Dannenberg - Ottawa Area Intermediate School District  
Lori Duff - TrueNorth Community Services  
Kathy Finkler - Davenport University  
Jeffrey Hoerle - Priority Health  
Ammy Johnson - Harbor Hospice  

Community Garden Meeting this Thursday

Community Garden Meeting this Thursday

From: http://www.ci.belding.mi.us

A Community Garden meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the depot. Please join us as the planning for the garden continues!

Forms to contribute to the Sponsor a Bed, Pave the Path, Build the Garden Donation Campaign are available here on the City website. Or telephone City Hall at 794-1900, Ext. 210 for more information.