Community Updates, posted April 7, 2020.

April 7, 2020

Community Updates, posted April 1, 2020.

This list is being posted daily on Mason County Press and Oceana County Press. It may be updated frequently throughout the day. It includes community organizations and MCP/OCP advertisers.


If your organization has a closing, cancellation, or other special notices related to changes in scheduling to report, please email it to Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief at or text 231-757-3202. Please identify yourself and your affiliation with the organization. Please do not send notices via messenger.

Also, feel free to email us a photo of what you have been up to during this time of social distancing.

  • AFFEW Friends of the Environment, Earth Day Celebration, scheduled for April 18, has been cancelled. Alternative programs are being planned for future dates.
  • Al-Anon Meetings, suptport for families and friends of alcoholics, in Ludington and Scottville are suspended until further notice. Call 231-632-6343 for more information. The Hart Al-Anon meeting is now online on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Call 847-459-7209 for instructions. See for help and hope.
  • Amber Township, April 27 board meeting has been cancelled. Spring junk day scheduled for May 2 has been cancelled. All township hall rentals and meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Applebee’s Grill & Bar, Amber Township, open for pickup and delivery. See Facebook or Applebee’s App for more details.
  • Betten Baker Ford of Ludington, service and parts departments remain open, but doors are locked. Phone: 231-845-5111;
  • Carlos Alvarado Law PC, office is closed to public. Phone, 231-425-4444; email,;
  • Chuck Wagon Pizza, Ludington, open for pick-up and delivery.
  • City of Hart, offices closed. Business may be conducted via U.S. Mail, the night drop-box, or online at The night drop-box will be processed continually. Phone: 231-873-2488. All public playgrounds and recreation fields are closed.
  • City of Ludington, all offices open by appointment only. See related story.
  • City of Scottville, city offices open by appointment only. See related story. MacPhail Field and all city playgrounds are closed.
  • Community Table Meals served at Community Church of Ludington, suspended. Check for updates on
  • Community Table, at Scottville United Methodist Church, suspended until further notice.
  • Custer Township, office is closed through April. Board of Trustees will evaluate situation May 1. April board meeting is tentatively scheduled for online.
  • District #10 Health Department, all offices open by appointment only. More information here.
  • Fin and Feather Club of Mason County, indoor meetings and gatherings are cancelled for the month of April. This includes the board meeting, regular club meeting, CPL class, and Hunter Safety Class. The open skeet and trap ranges will also be closed the month of April, along with Cowboy Action Shooting, and TWAW meetings until further notice. Ranges will remain open for member use only. If you are sick, don’t use the ranges. If you use the ranges, please follow standard protocol in dealing with COVID-19. (Wash your hands, maintain distance from others, etc.) Trap and skeet activities suspended until further notice. Check Fin and Feather club website and Facebook for further announcements; CPL class scheduled for April 10 and 11 has been postponed tentatively until May 8, 9.
  • Fountain Horse Pull, scheduled for May 23, has been cancelled.
  • The Grand, open for take out, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.: 231-843-9240.
  • Griswold Family Dentistry of Scottville, closed through the month of April. The office will be available for emergency care only, call 231.757.4722.
  • Hamlin Township, offices closed beginning March 24, 2020 until April 11, 2020. Hamlin Township Transfer Site will be closed on Wednesdays but will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No hall rentals. Please check for further information. 
  • The Ladder Community Center, Shelby, open for pick-up lunches until further notice. Click here for further details.
  • Lenz-Balder Insurance, Ludington, office is closed to the public, but still open for business. Visit or 231-845-6279. for contact information.
  • Lakeshore Food Club, 920 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, open for drive up services. See related article here.
  • Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce office, closed until further notice.
  • Ludington Area Center for the Arts, closed until further notice. Updates on rescheduling and refunds can be found by emailing Kali at or Andy at
  • Ludington Area Jaycees Crazy Bartender competition scheduled for April 15 has been cancelled.
  • Ludington Mass Transit Authority, Sunday service has been suspended. See related story for further service details.
  • Mason County Central Public Schools, all playgrounds closed, including Scottville Elementary, MCC Upper Elementary, and Victory Early Childhood Center.
  • MCC: Preschool and kindergarten registration nights have been cancelled. Contact buildings for enrollment and registration questions. Kindergarten enrollment: Scottville Lower Elementary: 231-757-4701, ext 520 or 231-757-3713, ext 110, kindergarten enrollment.Preschool enrollment: Victory Early Childhood Center 231-843-2410 or 231-757-3713, ext 131.
  • Mason County Courts are closed to non-essential services. See related story here.
  • Mason County Department of Veterans Affairs, face-to-face appointments suspended. Services available by phone, 231-583-2028; Fax, 231-843-2564; email,; US mail, 920 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, MI 49431.
  • Mason County Fairgrounds winter storage remove has been postponed until April 18. Go to or call 231-843-8563 for more information.
  • Mason County government buildings in Ludington, Pere Marquette Township and Scottville are closed until Monday, April 13. See details here.
  • Mason County Historical Society winter speaker series event, March 19, has been cancelled.
  • Mason County Officers Association Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020 has been cancelled. 
  • Mason County Road Commission office has been closed to the public.
  • Mason County Sheriff’s Office lobby is closed to the public; no jail visitations.
  • Metalworks and Fablite are closed through April 13.
  • Oakview Medical Care Facility, all non-medical visits have been suspended.
  • Oceana County Agriculture and Natural Resource Banquet has been rescheduled to April 23 at the New Era Reformed Church.
  • Oceana County Council on Aging, meals and social activities at the senior center, along with outings, have been cancelled until further notice. Takeout/delivery meals and bussing are available.
  • Oceana County governmental buildings are closed until further notice. 
  • Oceana County Medical Care Facility, all non-medical visits have been suspended.
  • Oceana County Road Commission offices are restricted from the public.
  • Oceana County Sheriff’s Office lobby is closed to the public; no jail visitations.
  • Pere Marquette Charter Township, all offices open by appointment only. See related story.
  • Preferred Credit Union, Pere Marquette Township, is open by drive-through only with lobbies accessible by appointment only. ATMs and online services also available.
  • Riverflats Coffee & Tea, Pere Marquette Township, open for pickup and delivery until 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Safe Harbor Credit Union lobby is closed. Drive-through, online, phone and ATM services are available. See related story.
  • Sandcastles Children Museum will be closed until further notice.
  • Shelby State Bank, lobbies open by appointment only. Drive-throughs are open; on-line, ATM, and night deposit services are available.
  • Smith & Eddy Insurance, offices are open by appointment. Phone: Ludington, 231-845-1481; Scottville, 231-757-4743; Manistee, 231-723-3500. Text: 231-613-3090. Website: Facebook.
  • Watson Ludington, service and parts departments are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions, go online or call 231-845-3900. 
  • West Michigan Community Mental Health, see information here.
  • Victory Township, all hall rentals suspended until June 1; April 6 board of trustees meeting is cancelled.
  • Village of Shelby buildings are closed to the general public until further notice.
  • West Shore Bank, all branch offices open by appointment only. Drive-up, ATM and online services still available.
  • West Shore Community College, all campus facilities, including Recreation Center and ice arena are closed to the public, with some exceptions. See details here.


  • Cornerstone Baptist Church ( in Ludington in-person services and activities suspended until further notice. Live-streaming of services can be seen on Facebook starting this Sunday until further notice.
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Ludington, closed to public worship or gatherings over 10 until at least May 15.
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Ludington, closed to public worship or gatherings over 10 until at least May 15.
  • Lighthouse Baptist Church of Hamlin Township, services and activities cancelled through Wednesday, April 1. Broadcasting of services can be seen on Facebook  on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m.
  • Mason County Reformed Church, all services cancelled, office closed, until March 31, pending review. Sunday services can be viewed online at beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church of Scottville has cancelled all services until further notice. Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11 has been cancelled.
  • People’s Church of Ludington, all services and activities cancelled until further notice.
  • Prayer & Praise Assembly of God, Ludington, all services and activities cancelled until further notice. Church services will stream on Facebook Sunday at 10 a.m.
  • Radiant Church of Ludington, in-person services and activities are suspended. Join the Radiant family online for worship each Sunday at Radiant Ludington (@radiantcoast) Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and website at 10:00 am and 6:30 p.m. Services may also be viewed on Mason County Press Facebook page.
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church, Scottville, all services and activities cancelled until further notice.
  • St. Simon Catholic Church, all masses and Adoration cancelled. The church is open for private prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral of St. Andrew will continue to livestream Mass on FOX 17, the diocesan website and Facebook page at 10 a.m. Sunday.
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ludington, all services cancelled until further notice. Easter egg hunt has been cancelled. More information can be found on Facebook or calling 231-843-9188.
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Custer, all masses cancelled. The church is open for private prayer during regularly scheduled mass time. The Cathedral of St. Andrew will continue to livestream Mass on FOX 17, the diocesan website and Facebook page at 10 a.m. Sunday.
  • Sugar Ridge Church, Scottville, formal services cancelled. In-home worship is encouraged. Links to messages and Bible readings will be posted to Facebook. The remaining Lenten suppers have been cancelled.
  • Trinity Church, Ludington, face-to-face meetings suspended. Services can be viewed on Facebook beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
  • United Methodist Church of Ludington, all activities cancelled until further notice.
  • Victory Baptist Church, Victory Township, worship services temporarily suspended. Daily devotions and Sunday worship can be viewed on Facebook.
  • Victory Lutheran Church, Victory Township, prayer and praise worship every Sunday at 9 a.m. on Facebook. Confirmation class meeting via Zoom each Sunday at 10 a.m.

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