PUBLIC FORUM: An unforgettable and inclusive experience

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The Montcalm County Democratic Party congratulates the Montcalm Youth Prevention Club for putting together an unforgettable and inclusive experience for Greenville High School students.

PUBLIC FORUM: #MoreForMentalHealth to #StopSuicide

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a volunteer and advocate with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this month I am asking everyone to join us and demand #MoreForMentalHealth.

After losing a friend to suicide and working in a psychiatric hospital, it became even more clear to me how critical suicide prevention action is.

PUBLIC FORUM: Letter another example of a lack on integrity

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To the Douglass Township Board in reply to the letter you sent to my address through the Patriots for Montcalm. 

I am not part of an anti-renewable energy group, nor is anyone in this township part of that group. I am part of a township coalition working toward protecting Douglass township from the hazards of the big fans.  Please stop portraying us as the bad guys while you play victim. You are not the victims. You are the perpetrators of this community division.

PUBLIC FORUM: Industrial wind turbines … the corruption of zoning

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Industrializing rural counties with commercial wind turbines will deconstruct many aspects of country life, none so obvious as zoning.

Zoning regulation exists to protect us from development infringing on adjacent property rights and values, as well as to preserve the essential nature of our communities by creating zones of like kind areas of development. Effective zoning promotes orderly development, harmonious with the nature of the community as a whole.

GUEST VIEW: To do my part in May for Mental Health Awareness Month …

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Very agitated this afternoon and realized I had forgotten to take my meds this morning. Two anti-depressants and one mood stabilizer.

I took them immediately but it was too late. I knew what would happen. Went to my studio and tried to work. One broken glass bead, jump rings I couldn’t close, and a badly adhered crimp cover I could not replace, and the almost finished bracelet I madly cut in half is the perfect experience to share.

PUBLIC FORUM: Time to put wind issue to rest

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I just finished the story on the “study” put together by the Upjohn Institute. You could say it could be construed as an advertisement for Apex Clean Energy instead of study.