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Author: The County Journal

New family practice opens in Eaton Rapids

Health care providers from Charlotte Medical Group and Family Care Specialists in Charlotte have expanded their family medicine practice to Eaton Rapids as One Team Family Health. In addition to their current practices, Kimberly Friar, M.D., from Charlotte Medical Group, and Todd Otten, M.D., and Julie Coenen, N.P., from Family Care Specialists are now scheduling patients at the new Eaton Rapids location at 1415 S. Main Street, Suite C, in front of the Family Fare grocery store. “We care for quite a few Eaton Rapids patients in our Charlotte practices,” said Dr. Friar. “Our new location provides additional flexibility and scheduling options for those patients, as well as any local residents who are looking for a primary care provider in that area.” One Team Family Health is accepting new patients. The office is currently open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Dr. Friar sees patients Tuesdays, Dr. Otten sees patients Wednesdays and Fridays, and Ms. Coenen sees patients Thursdays. The other days of the week the providers will continue to schedule patients in their Charlotte offices. Call (517) 663-4809 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment in Eaton Rapids. The One Team Family Health practice manages care for patients of all ages. In addition to preventive medicine the providers specialize in men’s and women’s health, pediatrics, obesity management and diabetes. It collaborates with local...

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Full Circle to make debut on the Courthouse Square

Local band Full Circle will take to the Courthouse Square stage this coming Thursday evening, August 10, as part of the Summer Concerts on the Square free music series.  Created from members of the award-winning bands “Insol” and “Voodoo Chilli,” Full Circle will feature acoustic rock from the 1970s through the 1990s. Full Circle is one of the most local bands the series will feature this year, with members coming from both Charlotte and Holt. The band consists of Ken Merley on drums and vocals, Sean Bodell on guitar, harmonica and lead vocals, and Tom Baker on bass guitar...

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The Brenda Loomis Band is bringing country to the Courthouse

Nashville recording artist Brenda Loomis will bring her special blend of talent, professionalism and fan-friendly, high energy to the historic 1885 Eaton County Courthouse Square this coming Thursday evening, August 3, part of the Summer Concerts on the Square free music series. The Brenda Loomis Band will be playing one familiar country, rock and blues hit after another, as well as the band’s original songs currently in rotation on hit country radio. Lead vocalist Brenda Loomis fronts the band, which also features lead, steel and accoustic guitars, keyboards, dobro, sax, bass and drums, blended with power harmonies that make...

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Concerts on the Square welcomes Lansing’s ‘Unlimited’

Lansing-based band Unlimited will take to the Summer Concerts on the Square stage for the first time this coming Thursday evening, July 27. A band of family and friends, Unlimited will bring their special mix of bluegrass and blues, country and classic rock to Charlotte for a fun night featuring five lead singers. “Every year, we bring back bands that our audience asks for, but we also try to feature acts we’ve never had in the series before,” said Bryan Myrkle, who organizes the concert series. “I think Unlimited is going to be great, and I am very happy...

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Local racer to compete at AMA National Motocross Championship

Eaton County’s Konnor Visger just made his dream come true. The 14-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 36th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, to be held this August at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. Konnor took on more than 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,446 qualifying positions. “The Amateur National at Loretta Lynn’s is the event every motocross racer in the country wants to compete in,” said Event Director Tim Cotter. “A win at Loretta’s gives...

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