Lawmakers congratulate local artist

LANSING — Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, (center) and Rep. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, (right) pose with Linda Valentino Walker of Oshtemo Township. Walker was chosen to represent Western Michigan University with her painting, “Beach Party,” for a yearlong exhibit in the Anderson House Office Building in Lansing.


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