Meridian Township Farmers Market relocates for winter

The Meridian Township Farmers Market has closed for business at its normal location, the Central Park Pavilion, for the 2014 summer/fall season.

The market, which is normally open from 8 a.m to 2 p.m on Wednesdays and Saturdays, will be closed for four weeks before changing back to its indoor location.farmers market

Wilbur Hochstetler,owner of Country Products, a vendor in the farmers market, says the market closing has its pros and cons. Continue reading

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Haslett High School awarded $1,800 for broadcast equipment

By Cayden Royce
The Meridian Times

The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association awarded $1,800 to Haslett High School for the broadcast program.

DSBA is a nonprofit organization, which promotes sporting activities and educational broadcasting programs around metro Detroit. The nonprofit generates funding from its annual summer golf outing to provide applicants with grants.

Nearly 20 years ago, the organization shifted its focus to education and began promoting broadcast curriculums in Southeast Michigan up to East Lansing, said Marketing Director Bill Harrington.

Harrington is on the DSBA executive board and said he looks at the grant applications to decide how the funds will be distributed. Since the organization began supporting educational broadcast programs, Harrington said more than $400,000 have been raised. Continue reading

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Sense of duty, governor’s race bring out voters

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The governor’s race on social media

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2 Okemos School Board members re-elected; 1 new member

By Cayden Royce
The Meridian Times

On Nov. 4, Dean Bolton, Amy Crites and Vincent Lyon-Callo were elected to 4-year terms on the Okemos Board of Education. Crites and Lyon-Callo were re-elected and Bolton was newly elected.

Crites had the mst votes, 4,790, or more than 30 percent. Bolton had second most votes with nearly 27 percent and 4,227 votes. Lyon-Callo secured the third seat with more than 15 percent of the votes, 54 more than Robert Tucker. The fifth candidate, Samer Naser, had 1,803 votes or 11.44 percent.

Bolton has volunteered in the district for 14 years. He runs the Okemos Education Foundation and has campaigned for district bond and millage proposals.

“I’ve been very involved and I felt that this was the next level to be involved,” he said.
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Even in an off-year election, plenty of reasons to vote

By Anthony Garcia
The Meridian Times

The governor’s race, which Rick Snyder easily won Tuesday, was one of the hot-button issues for voters on a cold and rainy day in Meridian Township.

Rain, combined with no presidential race, is generally a recipe for a lower turnout. However for voters like John Bradley, there was still enough of a reason to come.

“Governors are pretty important, because they are the ones that basically make the laws,” said Bradley. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of a presidential race, however, “state legislature will affect your day-to-day life more than a president,” said Bradley. It is for those reasons that Bradley likes “these smaller elections more. But that’s just me.”

Yet, not everyone is as excited about smaller races. Some people, like John Somerville, choose to vote because they feel it is a privilege that billions of people don’t enjoy.
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Okemos Public Schools voting locations

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By Cayden Royce The Meridian Times

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