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The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management has distributed five thousand sandbags today and an additional twelve-thousand are now being distributed to local units of government to further assist residents. Residents are urged to call in the local township in advance to be certain there are bags available. Check with individual townships for “after hours” dissemination. Sand is available through several suppliers including Ralph Meyers Trucking, De Went Gravel, Mulch Pro, and S & M Gravel. It is important to only fill sandbags just more than half full. This way the sand can settle to fill voids in the wall once it is built. Along with placing sandbags where water is expected to rise quickly, residents are advised to take precautionary measures such as raising items off of the ground level. There is no charge for the sand bags, however they must be used for flood prevention purposes.

Jennifer Jurgens beat breast cancer by getting a test her mother didn't get in time. Her mom died of breast cancer at age 36, when Jurgens was just 12.

On Saturday, April 20, a diverse lineup of thirteen bands will perform live in thirteen different restaurants, pubs, and other establishments throughout downtown Holland, as part of the spring GrooveWalk event. By purchasing a single wristband for just $15, patrons could see all of the bands performing at the participating venues, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WISE invites Grand Rapids-area businesswomen to meet marketing and media strategist Shawne Duperon of ShawneTV and founder of the global movement Project: Forgive, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. WISE and Herman Miller are bringing the marketing mini-bootcamp to Grand Rapids area businesses.  

Paws, Claws & Corks, hosted by the Humane Society of West Michigan, features the hottest restaurants, breweries, and wineries in Grand Rapids. Guests make their way from station to station, enjoying vast arrays of delectable food from local restaurants as well as tastings of fabulous beer and wine from local beverage companies. Add live and silent auctions featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, and it’s a recipe that creates a spectacular evening.

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