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County Candidate Forum

The Service Club sponsored a "Meet the Candidate" event for Pentwater residents. The event was attended by 16 of the 19 candidates competing in the five contested county races -- District One Commissioner, Drain Commissioner, Road Commissioner, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Each candidate had five minutes to speak about personal qualifications and the major issue to be faced. Most stayed afterwards to chat informally with voters. One candidate said this event in Pentwater was better attended than other similar events that have been held throughout the county to date.

Photos courtesy of Ron Beeber
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Larry Konopka, Moderator, Opens Meeting   Community Members Listen to Candidates

Pentwater Smart Streets Plan

Norm Shotwell, Village Council Member and Chairman of the Services Committee, introduces the new Smart Street plan to fund and enhance Pentwater streets, water, sewer, and storm sewer enhancements. Norm, pictured on left, then introduced the engineer from Wade Trim Engineering, pictured on right, who has been making initial infrastructure assessments and assisting with plan development.

Photo courtesy of Ed Bigelow
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Pentwater Scouts Reach “FINAL FOUR” Goal

Triggered by the Service Club, and facilitated by the Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC), Troop 1145 raised the final $4,000 needed by March 1 so everyone slated to take a rugged, 12-day trek at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico this summer can do so.

“We raised $11,000 the past two years doing various service projects,” said Troop 1145 Scoutmaster Rick Quinn. “But two weeks ago, we were $4,000 short of the funds needed to send every Scout and mentor in our contingent." “When the Service Club heard about this," said President, Ron Christians. "Our members were quick to okay $1,000 of our funds for a challenge grant to attract the remaining dollars needed.”

“I can’t express how much we appreciate everything the Service Club and the community have done for us," said Scoutmaster Quinn! "Thanks to the community for chipping-in and making a great place even better!"

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Boy Scouts Bound for Philmont Scout Ranch    

Andrew Skinner Presents “Talking Good Photos”
Editor, Oceana’s Herald-Journal, Andrew Skinner presented a portfolio of his photographic journalism and shared tips on framing scenes to capture more memorable moments and tell more intriguing stories. He shared a number of heartwarming photos of his young family including cleverly staged and costumed “annual” photo shoots as Pilgrim father and Jedi Knight, Darth Vader, with his daughters.

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