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Organizers looking for acts

Organizers of the 2014 Burr Oak Heritage Festival are inviting the public to be a part of a Vaudeville-style show taking place during the four-day community celebration. The show will be featured July 25. Organizers said they are looking for comedians, singers, ventriloquists, dancers, musicians, small animal acts, contortionists, tumblers, actors, jugglers, weight lifters or any act that can keep …

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Seniors can get legal services

Legal Services of South Central Michigan will conduct interviews for legal advice and possible representation at no charge to interested seniors. The first event will be 11 a.m. to noon June 13 at Sturgis Senior Center, 304 N. Jefferson St. A second will be 10 to 11 a.m. June 18 at Pine Valley Place, 1050 Canaris St., Constantine. Legal Services …

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Summer hours for GOCC

Glen Oaks Community College has implemented its summer hours. The campus will be closed on Fridays through Aug. 8. Summer hours for campus offices are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday for administrative offices; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for student services; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday …

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Scholarship awarded

Sturgis resident Adam Parker has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. Parker recently graduated from Glen Oaks Community College with an Associate of Business degree and plans to begin classes at Grand Valley State University in the fall to complete his bachelor’s degree in accounting. The $ 1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Glen …

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Unemployment rate lower

Unemployment in St. Joseph County was 1 percent lower in April compared to March. Figures from the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives show the county’s April unemployment figure was 5.5 percent, down from 6.5 percent in March. The 5.5 percent rate was also lower than the county’s 6.9 percent unemployment compared to the same month in 2013. …

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River cleanup schedule

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has announced its 2014 river cleanup schedule. Jen Miller, administrator of the Centreville-based agency, said there will be fewer cleanups this year, as eight per summer the past three summers seemed to limit the number of volunteers. The fourth season of the cleanup project starts Saturday on the Fawn River in White Pigeon Township, …

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Replacing street signs

White Pigeon village officials have agreed to spend about $2,600 to replace damaged and faded street signs. During Wednesday’s village council meeting, the seven-member panel heard president Dan Czajkowski explain that many of the village’s signs are difficult to read because of their age and years-long effects of the elements. He said it is a matter of safety that the …

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Attempting a world-record

A world-record attempt will be made this summer in Colon. During the 2014 Abbottt’s Magic Get-Together in August, an attempt will be made to break the Guinness World record for most magicians in a single magic show. Colon resident Kelly Pucci, who is an organizer of the Aug. 6 attempt, said the current record is 106 magicians set by a …

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Man dies in crash

A 56-year-old Kalamazoo man died in a 1-car crash at 3:30am Monday. The victim was identified as David Hunt. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department says Hunt was northbound on Carlton Road in Flowerfield Township, when his car left the road, hit a rock, and rolled several times. Hunt was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Man arrested for meth

A 33-year-old Traverse City man was charged with drug- and weapon-related offenses early Thursday in Sturgis. The man was arrested after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped for an equipment violation shortly after 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of East West and Arden Park streets. Sturgis police said the man was found to be in possession …

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