Heirloom Birth Certificate
You can celebrate a newborn or memorialize an ancestor with an Heirloom Birth Certificate issued by the State of Michigan. These certificates are signed by the Governor. The certificates contain calligraphy style printing, are printed over artwork, and are suitable for framing and preserving as family heirlooms, but not intended as legal proof of birth. The commemorative certificates are mailed encased in cardboard shields to ensure protection.
Michigan Heirloom Birth Certificates website.
Carson City Lions Club
Greenville Lions Club
Baker Rader Insurance Agency
Rough Riders Motorcycle Club
First Congregational Church of Sheridan
First Congregational Church of Stanton (Women’s Fellowship)
Vickeryville United Methodist Church (Women’s Fellowship)
Safely dispose of unwanted medications today!
Did you know that disposing of medications in the trash or flushing them down the toilet is unsafe
for the environment and the public? Proper disposal of medications helps prevent childhood
poisonings, reduce substance abuse and protect the water. If you have medications that have
expired, are no longer needed, can’t be identified, or changed color, smell, or taste bad,
dispose of them at one of the following locations:
Medication Drop Box Locations
Call for hours of operation or more information.
Sorry, no sharps.
Montcalm County Sheriff
659 N. State St.
Carson City Police Dept.
123 E. Main St.
Howard City Police Dept.
125 Shaw St.
Lakeview Police Dept.
315 S. Lincoln St.
Greenville Public Safety
415 S. Lafayette St.
Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day Sponsored by: We Care for Kids Council
When: March 19, 2016 Where: Montcalm Community College—Sidney Campus
Swimming Arts and Crafts Community Agency Expo Fun for All Ages!
Foster Families Needed
Would you consider becoming a foster parent? Montcalm DHS is always looking to recruit new prospective foster families and have found this to be quite a struggle in rural communities often hit hard by economic downturn.
Montcalm DHS is looking for homes in Montcalm and Ionia Counties so that our most vulnerable children (foster children) might remain in their schools, with their friends, and everything else that is comfortable to them.
If you are interested, contact:
Kristina Syjud- Montcalm County Children’s Foster Home Licensor
Phone: (989) 304-0882
Sarah Gorby – Ionia County Children’s Foster Home Licensor
Phone: (616) 902-9909
Community Education Series
Montcalm Care Network Presents- Community Education Series
Mind, Body, Soul Wellness
January Fighting Off The Winter Blues - Learn what Seasonal Affective Disorder
is and who it
affects. What are the symptoms and how to get treatment.
February Nutrition and Healthy Eating - How does the reduction of calories and
improve your mood, life, and health?
March Psychiatric Medications - A discussion about commonly prescribed
Mental health. What they are, and what they do.
April Staying Cool During Difficult Conversations - Teaching you effective
techniques to use
when you are involved in a difficult conversation. How to stay calm and get the
May Fighting Discrimination in Mental Illness - What is mental illness and who
does it affect.
How to address your loved ones who might struggle with mental health concerns.
June Opioid Abuse - Learn about the new epidemic in our county. What to do if a
member is struggling with a heroin or prescription pain killer addiction.
First Tuesday of the month at Sparrow Carson Hospital Conference Room B
406 E. Elm St. Carson City, MI 48811 from 6pm-7pm
Second Tuesday of the month at Reynolds Township Library
117 Williams St. Howard City, MI 49329 from 6pm-7pm
Third Wednesday of the month at Flat River Community Library
200 W. Judge St. Greenville, MI 48838 from 6pm-7pm
Fourth Thursday of the month at Commission on Aging
613 N. State St. Stanton, MI 48888 from 6pm-7pm
Contact Amanda with any questions (989) 831-7387
Montcalm Care Network staff will be on hand at each location from 5:00pm -
6:00pm to enroll attendees in Medicaid and or Healthy Michigan plans if there is
Free Parenting Class
Free Parenting Class
Offered by Montcalm County Great Start & We Care for Kids Council
Kim Brown, Child & Family Therapist
Love & Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!
A parenting program designed by the Love & Logic Institute
This program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used
March 17th & 24th
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Natural Wonders Childcare Center, 130 S Muenscher St; Howard City, MI 49329
Class size is limited 20 participants so preregistration is necessary.
Call to register (616)225-6146
Dinner & Childcare is provided to those that register prior to
National Children's Alliance on Abuse
OK2SAY Campaign Launch
The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office reports the launch of OK2SAY, a new
hotline and student safety initiative available to Michigan students
beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. OK2SAY enables
sutdents to confidentially report potential harm or criminal
activities aimed at students, teachers, staff or other school
employees. The program will operate as an early warning system
in our schools to thwart tragedies before they occur. Created
as a result of the Student Safety Act (183 PA 2013), OK2SAY's focus
is on early intervention and prevention. For
more informaton on OK2SAY, please click here.
State of Michigan Child Protection Registry
Want to protect your family from unwanted adult advertising?
The State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from
reaching e-mails and mobile phones (text messaging). The Michigan Child
Protection Registry, created by the Michigan State Legislature in 2004, allows
Michigan schools and families to protect their students from receiving
adult-oriented messages. Registered addresses and numbers are protected from
messages that advertise pornography, tobacco, illegal drugs, alcohol and
For more information and/or to sign-up please visit
Child Abuse Reporting