February 2015 Good News Experience the Eighth Annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit If you haven’t yet experienced the MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit, stop by MSUFCU Headquarters in East Lansing from Feb. 1 through 25 to see the talent from our young local artists. Artwork from 15 mid-Michigan high schools will be on display with students hoping to earn your votes. “We love this event,” said April Clobes, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer MSU Federal Credit Union. “Our local students are very talented, and we are excited to be able to share their work with our community. I hope everyone is able to visit this year and cast their votes for their favorite pieces.” The public is invited to the lobby of the MSUFCU Headquarters to view students’ artwork and vote all month long. You can also view the artwork and vote online starting Sunday, Feb. 1, at msufcuart.com. Votes help determine the People’s Choice Awards and a School Spirit Award, given to the high school that draws the most voters. Visit the MSUFCU Headquarters at 3777 West Road, East Lansing beginning Monday, Feb. 2 during normal business hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Meridian Company Hosts Professional Women in Building Construction Luncheon Newly formed PWB of Greater Lansing encourages women to consider membership The Meridian Company, Greater Lansing’s premier plumbing, heating, air conditioning and remodeling company, hosted the Professional Women in Building (PWB) quarterly luncheon in January at their newly remodeled showroom at 1999 East Saginaw Hwy. in East Lansing. Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing (HBA), this members-only event offered women the opportunity to enjoy lunch catered by students in the culinary program of the Capital Area Career Center in Mason while networking with other members of the PWB Council. The PWB Council of Greater Lansing was formed in Sept. 2014 under the auspices of the National Association of Home Builders. The PWB Council is dedicated to providing a place for professional women in the building industry to come together to network and support one another, while giving back to the community through grants and scholarships. “The Council is a really fun, upbeat group of professional women who enjoy giving back to the community and come together to better each other’s lives and those who are just coming into the industry,” said Jessica Cooper, remodel consultant at The Meridian Company. PWB Council would like to encourage women across industries to consider becoming a member. Interested women can attend an upcoming PWB quarterly meeting free of charge. Contact the HBA for more information at hbalansing.com. HGB Rehabilitation Services Offer Options and Programs to Meet Most Therapy Needs Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) in Charlotte, Mich. offers a complete complement of rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, to meet mid-Michigan’s needs. Recent direct access legislation, effective in 2015, means patients can go directly to a physical therapist for evaluation and treatment without a physician’s referral. HGB’s therapy services are provided in EMPOWER at AL!VE, the hospital’s destination health park, located at 800 West Lawrence in Charlotte, Mich. Call (517) 541-5800, option 2, to set up an evaluation with a therapist. HGB physical therapists treat all types of injuries. Services include an aquatic program, diabetic program, fall prevention, lymphedema therapy, manual therapy, orthopedic surgery rehabilitation, sports injuries, work-related injuries, stroke rehabilitation and women’s health and wound care. Visit mpta.com/legislation/direct-consumer-access for information about direct access in Michigan or to find out more about HGB services, visit hgbhealth.com. Eaton Rapids Public Schools Highlight Most Memorable News of 2014 Eaton Rapids Public Schools (ERPS) is pleased to highlight a few of its most memorable news and happenings of 2014. Mike Smith, ERPS head football coach, was named 2014 Regional Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA). The City of Eaton Rapids received a $225,000 grant as part of Michigan’s “Safe Routes to School” program. Funds will pay for 15,000 feet of new sidewalk in a neighborhood near the ERPS complex as well as fitness and nutrition efforts throughout the district. Funds will be available in the summer of 2015. ERPS expanded its Montessori program to include preschool through fifth grade for the 2014-2015 school year. ERPS earned the following championships:
- District, regional and state championship in girls’ basketball; the first girls state title in school history.
- League and district championship in wrestling for past four years.
- Regional championship in girls’ track for past three years.
- League championship in baseball and softball (past five years).
- District championship in football for second year in a row.