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A lenten luncheon offered every Wednesday at the Franciscan Life Process Center

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Wednesday during the Chrisitian season of Lent the public is invited to enjoy homemade soup and bread at the Franciscan Center.  The lunch runs Noon to 1p.m. every Wednesday from March 16th to April 13th. The soup is donated by local restaurants and the bread is made by volunteer bakers. The meal also includes fresh applesauce made from the center's orchard produce.

The lunch also provides an opportunity to meet the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.  applesauce made from the Center’s orchard produce. It is also an opportunity to meet the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. At 12:45 there will be a brief prayer experience for those wishing to participate.

No reservations are required. Donations are appreciated. Franciscan Life Process Center, 897-7842


Lowell's first female mayor dies

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Jeanne Shores, Lowell's first female mayor, passed away on Sunday following a 2 year battle with cancer.

Shores served 28 years in various parts of the city government. Her service includes the planning commission from 1980-1992 and city council from 1994-2009. Shores became the city's first female in 2002 serving until 2005 and again in 2008-2009.

Jeanne Shores died at Fountainview on Sunday.  

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Funeral will be Thursday 1:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Lowell. She will be buried at Oakwood Cemetary.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Pink Arrow Project, Alzheimer’s Association, and Faith Hospice.

The Kent District Library Welcomes New Branch Manager

Kristin Meyer has been hired as the new Branch Manager of the Englehardt branch in Lowell and began her new role on September 7, 2010. She will be responsible for day-to-day operations, programs and services, supervision of support staff, selection and maintenance of the collection, and implementation of policy and procedural changes.

 Meyer received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.  She has worked for KDL for the past eight years, most recently as a youth librarian at the Wyoming Branch.  She is passionate about programming and library outreach and has presented on these topics at a variety of professional conferences.