Harvest Festival postponed


On Friday, it was announced that the 2017 Scottville Harvest festival will be cancelled due to a shortage of funding and volunteers.  In a statement from the newly formed Harvest Festival executive committee, they said “This time off will allow the committee the opportunity to implement a new vision for the festival, offer more quality attractions for families and create a more sustainable event for years to come.” According to the Scottville Harvest Festival Facebook page, the 2016 Harvest Festival lost money. At this time they are discussing forming a 501c3 in order to create a more sustainable festival. Fundraising would need to be completed in order to accomplish this step. They are working towards bring the Harvest Festival back in 2018.


HAM Radio Training and Licensing at Mason-Oceana 911

Mason-Oceana 911 will be hosting a “Ham In A Day” class on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, with testing at 3:00 PM. “Amateur radio operation is now formally built into emergency communication responses at all levels” said Mason-Oceana 911 Director Ray Hasil. “Whether it is at the local, state or federal level, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in how amateur radio is built into emergency communication plans everywhere. This class allows persons interested in amateur radio communications to get licensed and on the air Quickly”. The class is being taught by amateur radio operators Tom Porritt (K8EOD) and Dave Robertson (N8UKH). Interested parties should bring the following for class: Attendees of the class are encouraged to bring lunch, picture ID, social security number, $15 for testing fee, and a computer with wi-fi connectability. Class size is limited to 20. Preregistration is required by calling Dave Robertson at 231-854-1065.


Representatives meet with the public

Representative Curt Vanderwall has scheduled Coffee with Curt coffee hours for this Friday March 3rd 2:30pm-3:30pm Traks bar and grill in  Brethren and Monday March 6th, 2:00pm-3:00pm at North Country Cafe in Scottville. No appointment is necessary. Everyone is welcome to stop on by to discuss questions or concerns with state government.


Meanwhile, Representative Huizenga has scheduled his second town hall for Monday, March 6th at 7 PM at Lakeshore Middle School in Grand Haven. Doors for the town hall will open at approximately 6:15 PM.


Signs will not be permitted in the auditorium. Those who would like to display signs are welcome to do so outside the middle school prior to the event.


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