West Michigan Healing Field seeks volunteers

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Volunteers are needed for the West Michigan Healing Field memorial, part of a national community program that will bring 3,200 American flags to Cannonsburg Ski Area for a September 11 tribute this year. West Michigan Healing Field hopes to have a few hundred volunteers in order to successfully support the event. “We will commemorate the […]

Disaster training brings emergency to life

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First responders drill for worst-case scenario by BETH ALTENA No one ever hopes to use the skills they develop under federal guidelines by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), but if the worst happens, they will be ready. Area first responders—police, fire, paramedics and more—fight explosions, toxic disasters, potentially fatal injuries and other potential catastrophes […]

Rockford residents open school in Haiti

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Power of Education Foundation promotes literacy Jen Masternak took her local paper along on a trip to Haiti with another resident, Trillium Hibbeln. Trillium is the co-founder and president of a non-profit organization called The Power of Education Foundation (PEF). PEF is dedicated to improving literacy rates in vulnerable parts of the world and has […]

Bell receives 2011 Oncology Nursing Society Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award

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Kathleen E. Bell, MSN, RN, OCN, of Belmont is the recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award. Bell is an RN nursing manager at Holland Home-Faith Hospice in Grand Rapids. This award recognizes her as an expert oncology nurse in the field of radiation oncology, who made significant contributions […]

Rockford grad awarded engineering scholarship

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Ian Neerken of Rockford is among the 2011 recipients of the James Frisbie Civil Engineering Scholarship. He will receive $1,000 to assist with his studies. Neerken is a third-year engineering student at Michigan State University. He is also majoring in civil engineering. He has been the […]