The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Service will be presented to Farris Coppage, Jr. at the annual Jackson College MLK celebration: “Embracing the Past: From Dreams to Reality” Saturday, January 17. Lee Hampton, Jackson College Director of Multi-Cultural Relations has lined up guest speaker author Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe. As a boy, Dr. Bledsoe marched alongside Dr. King. The evening includes dinner and entertainment; tickets are $20 and available by calling 517-796-8600. Other guests: Sandra Place, Administrator, Jackson County Medical Care Facility with new Director of Nursing Deborah Heath; Kristi Edgar and Liz Niles, American 1 Credit Union; Jamie McKibbon, ESPN 1450 Outdoor Expo (Saturday, January 10 at American 1 Events Center); Amy DeShon, President, Albion Chamber of Commerce; Sue Lovell, Cascades Humane Society’s Pet of the Week.