West Central Michigan
The QDMA REACH Program
REACH is an aggressive national education and outreach program from the Quality Deer Management Association that benefits hunters, landowners and deer managers in several ways. REACH is the acronym for Research, Educate, Advocate, Certify and Hunt.
Dave Bopp, President
Jim Blaszak, Vice President:
Mich to observe Newtown silent moment
Bells will ring at 9:30 a.m. Friday
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy asked everyone nationwide to observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday to honor the victims of the massacre in Newtown. Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed Michigan will do so.
"Last week's unthinkable tragedy in Newtown has left a mark of sadness in the heart of every American," said Snyder in a statement. "My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the parents, families, friends and community members forever affected by this horrible event."
At that same time, carillon bells will ring on both the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses of Grand Valley State University.
Malloy suggested bells to ring nationwide 26 times in honor of each life that was taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School.