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Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Meekhof Welcomes Constituent to Memorial Day Service

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R – West Olive, welcomed a local constituent, Ms. Charlotte Nelis to the State of Michigan Senate Memorial Day service, held yesterday on the Senate floor in Lansing and hosted by the honorable Senator Patrick Colbeck.

“It was a blessing to have Ms. Nelis join me for the service,” said Meekhof. “It is important that we never forget the sacrifices made by Ms. Nelis, Sgt. Seif and the rest of their family and friends.”

Ms. Nelis’s son, Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, was one of the seven marines and four soldiers killed in a helicopter crash while conducting a night training mission in Florida recently.

Lost Boat Ceremony at the Silversides Submarine Museum

Lost Boat Ceremony at the Silversides Submarine Museum

News Release:

The 29th annual Lost Boat Ceremony will be held at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum on Sunday, May 24, 2015. This annual event honors the 52 USN submarines that were lost during WWII and the over 3500 men who are still on “eternal patrol”.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with a flyover by a local warbird group, the Hooligans. The Keynote Address will be delivered by Captain Michael B. Ryan, Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science at the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit at the University of Notre Dame.

The ceremony is the perfect balance of celebration of the accomplishments and remembrances of the sacrifices soldiers and sailors made in WWII.  The ceremony concludes with the starting of the Silversides’ engines!

Memorial Police Service to be held in Muskegon

Memorial Police Service to be held in Muskegon

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 5:30pm, is the scheduled time for the Muskegon Police Officers Memorial Service.

Due to construction at the Hall of Justice, this year’s memorial service will be held at Heritage Landing, at the Paul C. Johnson Pavilion. Enter Heritage Landing off 7th St. and drive left until you reach the parking area.

Everyone is Welcome.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

Live Spring Concert on April 17

Live Spring Concert on April 17

Watermark 920 comes alive with guest performer, Drew Nelson on Friday, April 17.

All ages are invited! Doors open at 920 Washington Avenue in Muskegon at 6:00pm with this musical performance starting at 7:00pm.

Admission is Free but you’re invited to bring a brand new jar of peanut butter to donate to the Kids Food Basket.  

Call: (231)578-0469 or visit www.watermarkcenter.com for more information.

Muskegon, named 2014 Tree City USA

Muskegon, named 2014 Tree City USA

Arbor Day Foundation Names Muskegon Tree City USA

 

Muskegon, Ml was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

 

The City achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

 

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

 

My Town: Bill to help college-bound veterans advances to Senate

My Town: Bill to help college-bound veterans advances to Senate

MONTAGUE, Mich.—A bill that would provide college credit to those who served their country in the military is on its way to Michigan’s Senate.

House Bill 4060 would require state public universities to inform veteran applicants about college credits for their past military service.  The bill would also require universities review a veteran’s Joint Services Transcript. 

The bi-partisan legislation was sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague.

“When you serve our country in the military, your experience and hard work should be recognized when you transition back into civilian life,” said Hughes. “Our veterans shouldn’t be taken advantage of by charging them twice and forcing them to take classes over again. In states that have implemented similar legislation, veterans have seen significant savings, sometimes upwards of $30,000 and a year’s worth of college courses.”

The bill passed 110-0 in the State House Friday.