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Belding farmer seeks pest help from Senate panel

Belding farmer seeks pest help from Senate panel

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Belding apple grower told a U.S. Senate panel that the 2012 Farm Bill is needed to help fight a pest that could threaten her industry.

Julia Rothwell is the chairwoman of the U.S. Apple Association.  She testified Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, chaired by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan).

Rothwell told senators that the Farm Bill would fund research important to finding a way to stop the brown marmorated stink bug, which attacks crops.  "That's a vicious monster," says Rothwell. "It has over 200 hosts. It eats all types of fruits and vegetables and ornamentals, and its a real problem."

The Belding fruit grower says funding for scientific study in the Farm Bill is vital for the agriculture industry. 

Applications for Miss Danish Festival and Court 2011

Applications for Miss Danish Festival and Court 2011

Applications for Miss Danish Festival and Court 2011

This year Miss Danish Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary of being affiliated with Miss America/Miss Michigan. The pageant will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenville Community Church. Deadline for applications is June 17th, and orientation is Monday, June 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Flat River Library.

Applications are available for these titles:

Miss (17-24); Young Miss (13-16); Jr. Miss 11-12; and Prince/Princess (4-6).

This year Wal-Mart is giving out bikes for the Prince/Princess. For the Miss contestants, there is total of about $2500.00 to be divided up between the Queen and runner-ups.

If you are interested or you know of someone who would be interested, applications can be downloaded at danishfestival.org.

It is truly a cherished experience to represent Greenville in the festival and beyond. 

“Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s”-- One Book One County

“Look Me in the Eye:  My Life with Asperger’s”-- One Book One County

When you see the phrase, “It’s the book that everyone is reading,” for Montcalm County, it now represents a piece written by John Elder Robison.  One Book One County is a reading initiative where a committee selects a book that is centered on a series of discussions, presentations, and other special events to “connect” the county as a community of readers.

“Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s,” by John Elder Robison, is an honest account of what life is like with Asperger’s both before and after the diagnosis.  It also celebrates all of the amazing things that Robison has done with his life, despite the struggles along the away.

The title was unveiled May 19 during a kick-off luncheon at Montcalm Community College’s Michigan Technical Education Center in Greenville.

BAS Gold Star Winners

BAS Gold Star Winners

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

As part of the annual Community Showcase, Gold Star Awards were given to one local business and individual.

This year’s business winner was Belding Tank Technologies, represented by Dan Blunt, Jr. This award is given to a business that has given generously of its resources in support of Belding Area Schools and its students. Belding Tank has supported the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, as well as sponsoring numerous youth and sports teams.  They also support our students’ education through donations to the Belding Museum and the Alvah N. Belding Library.

GHS graduate conducts book signing of his memoir

GHS graduate conducts book signing of his memoir

Dr. Anthony Youn, a 1990 Greenville High School graduate and cosmetic plastic surgeon, will be visiting his hometown for a book signing of his new memoir, In Stitches.  Dr. Youn is a well-known plastic surgeon based in Detroit who appears regularly on TV, including the Rachael Ray Show, and has millions of people who follow his blog, Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery - http://www.celebcosmeticsurgery.com/

Belding VFW Breakfast scheduled

Belding VFW Breakfast scheduled

On April 23, 2011, the Ladies Auxillary 4406 of the Belding VFW will hold a breakfast for the community.

The event will be held at the Belding VFW hall, located at 209 E. Washington St. in Belding. The event is scheduled from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Among the menu items will be a choice of pancakes with sausage, Belgian waffles with choose of fruit, omelets with hash browns and sausage, and other a la carte choices.

So prepare your appetite and come enjoy some community spirit.

Navigate Today's Business Enviroment Like a Pro

Navigate Today's Business Enviroment Like a Pro
From the Greenville Chamber of Commerce: More than ever, the lines are blurred between business and social situations.