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When he was in grade school in Chula Vista, California, other kids laughed at him when he told them what he wanted to do for a living. Instead of an astronaut or engineer, Denis Heames, told his friends he wanted to become a priest. Now at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant, Heames, 42, leads Mass during the week and spends the majority of his time in the church, interacting with members of the community. Central Michigan Life sat down with Heames to talk about acting in Hollywood, his day-to-day routine and what it's like to hear God speak to you.CML: What was your life like before you became a priest?HEAMES: I got into a lot of trouble in high school and basically
missed a little bit of time.
The Chippewa River District Library is partnering with the Central Michigan University department engineering and technology this year for its seventh annual LEGO Brick Building contest.LEGO creations will not be made at the library, but are to be dropped off at the Veterans Memorial library located in Mount Pleasant from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, many Mt. Pleasant businesses are looking forward to an increase in customers and revenue.Many students and residents will get together in a variety of places to enjoy the biggest professional football game of the year.John Hunter, part-owner of O’Kelly’s Sports Bar and Grill, is anticipating a full house on Sunday evening.“Being a sports bar, we’re always ready for the big events but for the Super Bowl we’ll probably double our staff, and bring in a lot of extra chicken wings,” Hunter said.
City residents had stern words for students living in their neighborhoods during a public meeting.Five citizens spoke out at public meeting Jan.
The system was tested twice this week, in incidents involving an intoxicated student who threatened gun violence and another who carried a holstered weapon on campus in Before the Thanksgiving break, a group representing Central Michigan University administrators, faculty, students and the CMU Police Department met to address communication issues with an Oct.
Mount Pleasant wrestling fans will be able to get their fill of devastating, fast-paced professional wrestling action, Jan.
Mount Pleasant senior Annie Kozlowski, 22, said she doesn’t often go to the town’s downtown district.
Christmas break is a time for students to relax, unwind, and catch their breath after an entire semester of working day in and day out, but for the police who make all that possible, Christmas break is a time to work on preparing for another semester of keeping this campus of some 27,000 students safe. "It's pretty quiet over break," says Lieutenant Klaus of CMUPD "but we're still busy."CMUPD divides the Christmas break time into training, checking campus buildings and cars, and equipment maintenance, all while lending their help to other local police departments. "We use the spare time to train," says Klaus "We work on procedural training, appropriate use of force, and we practice with arms, weather permitting."In addition to keeping officers on their toes with training, CMUPD is responsible for checking that all of the administrative and residential buildings on campus remain secure, as well as monitoring the cars still on campus."We are routinely checking to make sure that nothing gets broken into" explains Klaus.Beyond their training and routine patrolling, CMUPD uses the break time to perform maintenance on all their equipment, as well as assisting other local police including Tribal Police and the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
What solves a problem better than a doughnut?
Presented by Central Michigan University Public Radio's "Our Front Porch" series, "Irish Christmas in America: The Show" will be broadcasted at 8 p.m.
Mount Pleasant is filled with hidden gems; people and places
that go unnoticed every day. One of those hidden treasures is a complete chest
that sits back off Mission St.
If approved, this measure would decriminalize the possession and use of less than one ounce of marijuana on private property by an adult above the age of 21.
As much as Central Michigan University loves to create fun and enjoyment for its students, this time, again, CMU will host a kids' trick or treat event, in which children will be able to go door to door in hopes of filling their candy bags with an abundance of treats.
The Humane Animal Treatment Society
will host its 3rd annual Bow Wow Bash fundraiser November 1st.
The fundraiser will begin at 6:30 in the Comfort Inn and Conference Center on
A month-long investigation on the part of multiple police
forces resulted in the apprehension of five individuals in connection to a
string of car larcenies according to a press release from the Mount Pleasant
Police Department on Friday.Payne Crawford, 19, Quentin Parker, 20, Thomas Hayter, 19, and
Corey Johnson, 17, and Ryan Hughes, 28, all of Mount Pleasant, have been
arrested and arraigned on multiple misdemeanor and felony charges.
Hand-stitched rainbow wings, the Michigan state flag, and an electric organ with the year 1984 etched on the side seemingly have nothing in common.
In the two hours
Free and open to the community, "Dark Realms Haunted Yard" will be open this weekend and next weekend.
He thinks of himself as a normal guy that makes tacos for the inebriated.
Damon Brown presents "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"- A caregiver's journey through the highs and lows, tonight from 7-9 p.m.