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Charlevoix County News - November 10, 2011

Charlevoix County News - November 10, 2011

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CHARLEVOIX — A former principal at St. Mary Catholic Elemen- tary School is charged with five felony counts of embezzlement from the school totaling ap- proximately $100,000, and with two counts of perjury.
Keisha Kay Veryser, 36, of Hayes Township turned herself in for ar- rest purposes at the Charlevoix County Jail on Nov. 1, according to D/Sgt. Jerry Briolat of the Michigan State Po- lice at Gaylord.
The school is located in the city of Charlevoix, however the Michigan State Police and the Charlevoix County Sher- iff ‘s Office assisted the City of Charlevoix Po- lice Department. The Michigan State Police conducted an 18-month investigation of Veryser prior to the arrest. Ac- cording to the court file a member of St. Mary School staff spotted a check Veryser wrote from the school’s miscel- laneous account for a ski academy for her two children. Other in- stances were discovered through the investiga- tion.
Veryser was granted a $50,000 personal recogni-
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COA director says funding decreasing
B. J. Conley
CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging will likely ask taxpay- ers for a renewal mill- age in 2012, and may ask for an increase in the millage rate from the current .4 of a mill up to .7 of a mill. The .4 mill has been levied for each of the last 10 years.
Commission on Aging director Jack Messer presented that
news to the county board of commission- ers at a committee “meeting of the whole,” along with the claim that the COA is deficit spending and facing an influx of re- tirees who will desire services that would be different than the de- sires of today’s senior citizens.
The presentation was held at the Charlevoix Public Library on Oct.
See COA FUNDS —4A
Interest was high in the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging pres- entation given by its director Jack Messer. Messer addressed the county board of commissioners and the audience was not allowed to comment or ask questions. Messer said he would visit the individual senior centers to make presentations. The meeting was held on Oct. 27 at the Charlevoix Public Library.
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YOUR SOURce fOR LOcAL newS & SpORtS
BOyne CITy, ChArLevOIx, eAsT JOrdAn, eLLsWOrTh And surrOundIng AreAs
November 10, 2011
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State police
investigation
results in arrest
B. J. Conley
CHARLEVOIX — A former principal at St. Mary Catholic Elemen- tary School is charged with five felony counts of embezzlement from the school totaling ap- proximately $100,000, and with two counts of perjury.
Keisha Kay Veryser, 36, of Hayes Township turned herself in for ar- rest purposes at the Charlevoix County Jail on Nov. 1, according to D/Sgt. Jerry Briolat of the Michigan State Po- lice at Gaylord.
The school is located in the city of Charlevoix, however the Michigan State Police and the Charlevoix County Sher- iff ‘s Office assisted the City of Charlevoix Po- lice Department. The Michigan State Police conducted an 18-month investigation of Veryser prior to the arrest. Ac- cording to the court file a member of St. Mary School staff spotted a check Veryser wrote from the school’s miscel- laneous account for a ski academy for her two children. Other in- stances were discovered through the investiga- tion.
Veryser was granted a $50,000 personal recogni-
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index
weather...............................2A Legislative Update.................3A Obituaries ............................4A news Briefs.......................6-7A food & Dining.......................9A Local Sports......................1-2B Health & wellness .................3B classifieds/Real estate.........4-6B
COA director says funding decreasing
B. J. Conley
CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging will likely ask taxpay- ers for a renewal mill- age in 2012, and may ask for an increase in the millage rate from the current .4 of a mill up to .7 of a mill. The .4 mill has been levied for each of the last 10 years.
Commission on Aging director Jack Messer presented that
news to the county board of commission- ers at a committee “meeting of the whole,” along with the claim that the COA is deficit spending and facing an influx of re- tirees who will desire services that would be different than the de- sires of today’s senior citizens.
The presentation was held at the Charlevoix Public Library on Oct.
See COA FUNDS —4A
Interest was high in the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging pres- entation given by its director Jack Messer. Messer addressed the county board of commissioners and the audience was not allowed to comment or ask questions. Messer said he would visit the individual senior centers to make presentations. The meeting was held on Oct. 27 at the Charlevoix Public Library.
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riday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day,a date designated each year honoringthose who have served or are servingour country in the military. It is not adate that was arbitrarily set; rather, itmarks the occasion of an armisticethat was called on November 11 at 11am in 1918, ending hostilities between Allied nationsand Germany during World War I.About the time the final treaty ending that terribleconflict was signed the following June, PresidentWoodrow Wilson proclaimed the 11th day of the 11month to be Armistice Day, and many communitieshold memorial ceremonies at the 11th hour on thisholiday. Armistice Day became an official holiday in1938, was given the name Veteran’s Day in 1954, andwhile the date moved around a bit during the early1970’s, it was re-anchored to the 11th day of the 11thmonth by a law signed by President Gerald Ford in1975.
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CHARLEVOIX — Aformer principal at St.Mary Catholic Elemen-tary School is chargedwith five felony countsof embezzlement fromthe school totaling ap-proximately $100,000,and with two counts of perjury.Keisha Kay Veryser,36, of Hayes Townshipturned herself in for ar-rest purposes at theCharlevoix County Jailon Nov. 1, according toD/Sgt. Jerry Briolat of the Michigan State Po-lice at Gaylord.The school is locatedin the city of Charlevoix,however the MichiganState Police and theCharlevoix County Sher-iff ‘s Office assisted theCity of Charlevoix Po-lice Department. TheMichigan State Policeconducted an 18-monthinvestigation of Veryserprior to the arrest. Ac-cording to the court filea member of St. MarySchool staff spotted acheck Veryser wrotefrom the school’s miscel-laneous account for a skiacademy for her twochildren. Other in-stances were discoveredthrough the investiga-tion.Veryser was granted a$50,000 personal recogni-B. J. ConleyCHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix CountyCommission on Agingwill likely ask taxpay-ers for a renewal mill-age in 2012, and mayask for an increase inthe millage rate fromthe current .4 of a millup to .7 of a mill. The .4mill has been levied foreach of the last 10years.Commission onAging director JackMesser presented thatnews to the countyboard of commission-ers at a committee“meeting of thewhole,” along with theclaim that the COA isdeficit spending andfacing an influx of re-tirees who will desireservices that would bedifferent than the de-sires of today’s seniorcitizens.The presentation washeld at the CharlevoixPublic Library on Oct.
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COUNTY RECORDS
AssuMed nAMes:
The following businesses re-cently filed with the CharlevoixCounty Clerk's office for an as-sumed name for doing business:PM Expediting, 02985 U.S.131, Walloon Lake by PhilMeeker.Zoom Racing, 1095 DamRoad, Boyne City by Mark Zum-baugh.John Bear’s Petoskey Stone,5476 Denise Road, Boyne Fallsby John P. Bessette Sr.B Shades, 06538 U.S. 31South, Charlevoix by Becky L.McLenon.J & W Transport, 09560Ellsworth Road, East Jordan byJayson Moblo.
dIsTrICT COurT
The following cases wererecently decided in the 90thDistrict Court for theCounty of Charlevoix:
Patrick Earl Harrington Jr., 32,Boyne City. Possession of mari- juana. Sentenced to pay $980 infines and costs and to 10 days ofcommunity service work.Kyle Lee Winstone, 25,Charlevoix. Domestic violence.Sentenced to pay $675 in finesand costs and to 93 days in jailwith credit for 15 days, 78 daysheld in abeyance and 18 monthson probation.Patrick Grant Jacobson, 48,Charlevoix. Possession of mari- juana. Sentenced to pay $925 infines and costs and to 180 days in jail, 170 days held in abeyance, 10days of community service workand six months on probation.Christopher Neil Hamill, 34,Boyne City. Reckless use offirearms. Sentenced to pay $500 infines and costs.
MArrIAge LICenses
The following people haverecently filed for marriagelicenses with the County ofCharlevoix:
Randolph Lee Scott, 48, EastJordan and Erin Teresa Hawes, 33,East Jordan.Roy Douglas Buning Jr., 33,Boyne City and Molly ElizabethPowers, 26, Boyne City.Clifton Kelly Conklin II, 30,Charlevoix and Stephanie LynneGullings, 29, Charlevoix.Cody Nathaniel Pieffer, 20,Petoskey and Melissa MarieLaDrig, 19, Boyne City.
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPT.
Octobr 31 - nombr 6
911 Hang Up Call...............................5 Abandoned Vehicle ............................0 Abuse.................................................0 Alarm..................................................9 Animal Complaint.............................24 Annoyance .........................................1 Assault................................................1 Assist Citizen......................................3 Assist Motorist ...................................0 Assist Other Agency...........................8 Attempt to Locate ..............................1 Attempted Suicide..............................1Bank Alarm.........................................0Boating Accident................................0Boating Violation................................0Breaking & Entering............................0Car/Deer Accident............................19Citations Issued................................19Civil Complaint...................................7Criminal Sexual Conduct ...................0Death..................................................0Disorderly Person...............................0Disturbance........................................1DNR Complaint..................................0Domestic Dispute...............................2Driving Complaint...............................1Fireworks Complaint..........................0Found Property ..................................0Fraud..................................................1Health & Safety...................................0Hit & Run............................................0Intoxicated Person.............................0Juvenile..............................................2Larceny...............................................5Lockout ..............................................7Lost Property......................................0Malicious Destruction of Property......2Mental Subject...................................0Minor In Possession...........................2Miscellaneous Criminal....................13Missing Person...................................0Noise Complaint.................................1Operating Under the Influence...........0Paper Service...................................20Parking Violation ................................0Personal Injury Accident ....................2Personal Protection Order..................0Private Property Accident ..................2Property Check ..................................5Property Damage Accident................2Prowler...............................................0Road Hazard ......................................9Stalking ..............................................0Suspicious Situation...........................7Threat.................................................3Traffic Stop.......................................51
record temps
day..........Avg. hig........Avg. Low................reco hig..............reco Low
11/10 ........49°F ..........31°F..........71°F (1999) .......16°F (1980)11/11 ........48°F ..........31°F .........67°F (2010) .......14°F (1985)11/12.........48°F ..........31°F .........65°F (1964) .......15°F (1983)11/13 ........47°F ..........31°F .........65°F (1999) .......14°F (1986)11/14 ........47°F ..........30°F .........62°F (1958) .........5°F (1986)11/15 ........46°F ..........30°F .........65°F (1990) .........2°F (1996)11/16 ........46°F ..........30°F .........64°F (1990) .......10°F (2002)
Trespassing........................................1Unknown Accident.............................3Unlawful Driving Away of Automobile0Vehicle in the Ditch.............................0
Violation of ControlledSubstance Act.............................2
BOYNE CITYPOLICE DEPT.
Moa, Octobr 31, 2011
9:10am Report of bicycle onroof in the 500 block of N Lake St9:31amReport of stop sign thathas been spray painted at Northand Jefferson Streets. Found sev-eral other signs and items spraypainted in the vicinity.9:32amReport of MDOP to LittleLeague Field11:37am Report of 2 bicyclesleft on Jaycee Ln1:41pmWalk in civil custodycomplaint2:27pmArrested subject for driv-ing without a license3:05pmUnlocked vehicle in the500 block of N Lake St4:13pmEscorted Halloween pa-rade5:29pmUnlocked vehicle on Parknear Pine St5:37pmCitation issued for speed5:24pmReport of 3 pitbulls run-ning at large in the Jefferson Starea. Turned over to Animal Controlfor followup.6:18pmStalking complaint re-
ceived from the 500 block of N Lake St
6:36pmGasoline drive off fromhe 200 block of S Lake St7:18pmUnlock at Avalanche10:44pm Property toilet
pa-pered in the 300 block of N Park St
Tua, nombr 1, 2011
8:36amReport of bike left onNorth St near Jefferson12:20pm Unlocked vehicle onCozy Nook1:30pmReceived civil complaintfrom the 1100 block of Wilson St1:31pm2 vehicle accident atPark and Ray Streets4:37pmAssist Sheriff Departmentwith search warrant on N Addis Rd7:05pmReceived complaint ofpossible stolen car. Not stolen.
Wa, nomb 2, 2011
1:36am4 juveniles found walkingon Brockway in violation of curfew12:07pm Report of retail fraudfrom the 400 block of N Lake St1:34pmArrested subject warrantfrom Emmet County2:31pmReport of suspicioussubject hanging around the 800block of S Park St2:06pmReport of suspicious ac-tivity in the 700 block of WenonahSt10:20pm Assist Sheriff Depart-ment with warrant arrest in the 800block of Brockway St
Tura, nombr 3, 2011
8:13amFound key dropped of atPD11:20am Conducted searchwarrant in the 300 block of Silver St.12:22pm Arrested subject forparole violation3:25pmSubjects in ref receivingharassing mail in the 500 block of NLake St3:54pmVehicle unlock in the1000 block of Boyne Av6:39pmReport of pit bull runningat large on Jersey St8:05pmAirplane deer accident atthe airport8:27pmCar deer accident on NLake St near Michigan Av10:49pm Assist Sheriff Depart-ment with alarm on M-75 S
Fria, nombr 4, 2011
6:40amCitation issued for speed.8:28amUnlock in the 400 blockof N East St9:39am2 vehicle property dam-age accident at Lake and Lincoln11:04pm Report of newspapersbeing stolen from the 100 block of EWater St11:44am Received complaintabout civil custody issues11:49am Report of lost cellphone2:18pmSubject in ref scamcheck that was received in the mail6:30pmReceived civil complaintabout a car11:19pm Assist Sheriff Depart-ment with alarm on M-75 S
satura, nombr 5, 2011
12:13amResponded toalarm on Deer Run Ct1:37amAssist Sheriff Departmentwith alarm on M-75 S7:28amAssist Sheriff Departmentwith alarm on M-75 S9:55amWelfare check in the 400block of Pearl St11:14am Hit and run accidentnear Park and Ray Streets11:55am Report of suspiciousactivity on Beardsley St4:15pmCivil complaint receivedfrom the 600 block of Adams St5:59pmReport of assault on WMain St
sua, nombr 6, 2011
8:13amCivil complaint regardinglandlord/tenant dispute9:07amCivil dispute receivedfrom the 300 block of E Division St3:30pmStreets signs reporteddown at lake and Lincoln Streets5:20pmCivil dispute over vehicle
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Volunteers are the back-bone of every successfulevent. The Leaf PeekerCraft Show was a huge suc-cess because of the dedi-cated volunteers that gavetheir time and hard work tomake it happen. Co-Chair-persons, Shannon Fenderand Heather Jackson wouldlike to let the following vol-unteers know how much weappreciated their help andhard work. Dolores Thor-man, Denise Brown-Pajtas,Zach Pajtas, CourtneyFender, Mike Burr, JohnHunter and Zane Carter.Thank you for all you did,the Leaf Peeker Craft Showwould not have possiblewithout you.
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dar eitor,
The community of EastJordan celebrated the fallseason with fabulous har-vest displays and with asuccessful 2nd AnnualPumpkin Festival on Satur-day, October 15. Despite theinclement weather condi-tions the festival broughtfamilies and friends fromthroughout the area intodowntown for an afternoonof fun for all to enjoy.The 2nd Annual Pump-kin Festival would not havebeen possible without thesupport of many organiza-tions, businesses, churchesand individuals. The EastJordan Area Chamber of Commerce would like torecognize and thank thefollowing:
Eas Jodan Communiy Cene –Benda Skop and Debbie PeckEvENt SPONSOrS –Nohen reiew - Business dii-sion scaecow compeiionSak realy - non-pofi dii-sion scaecow compeiionEas Jodan CommuniyChuch - Games, popcon andpumpkin decoaingBol's Fam - PumpkinsMuay's Ba & Gill - LiemusicJodan valley renal - enA You Seice Plus - Poa-Poythe Zone/Gemini Lanes -Pumpkin Bowling
Sae-A-Lo - Pumpkin Pie Cones
Hay rides - tom SheidanHay - Dae & Susan GuschBC Pizza - Gea Pumpkin raceE.J. tue value Family Cene -tv Commecial SponsoE.J. Family Healh Cene - tvCommecial SponsoBay Winds Fedeal CediUnion - tv Commecial SponsoHowad Smih Cusom Homes -tv Commecial SponsoChaleoix Couny NewsEas Jodan ShoppingGuide/EllswohCiy of Eas JodanMany membes of he Eas Jo-dan Communiy ChuchDebbie Deenzytammy JacksonWendy ShepadPaul timmons
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As you can see…it takesMANY people to make asuccessful festival. Withouttheir time and supportevents such as PumpkinFestival would not be possi-ble!
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 P.S. Save the date of thethird Saturday in October  2012 for the 3rd Annual  Pumpkin Festival.
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that would amend theOccupational Code to requirecontinuing education require-ments are met before a land-scape architect’s license can berenewed.
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Passed by the Houseon June 14. Referred by the Sen-ate to Committee of the Whole.
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that would revise the in-formation that certain state de-partments must include whenparticular permit applicationsare denied. Includes the Depart-ment of Natural Resources, theDepartment of EnvironmentalQuality, the Department of Agri-culture and the Department of Transportation.
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Passed by the Houseon June 16. Referred by the Sen-ate to Committee of the Whole.
hu ru 0099 (2011)Bd Da ru
to memorializethe Congress and the Presidentof the United States to opposeany proposal that will eliminatethe traditional Medicare pro-gram and to convert the Medi-caid program to a block grant.
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Last action: 6-15-2011:Motion to discharge committeepostponed for day.
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concerning communitycolleges or universities that op-erate an accredited culinary orhospitality program, that theymay be issued a license to sell al-coholic liquor for consumptionat the community college’s oruniversity’s culinary or hospi-tality program’s location for ac-tivities that further thecommunity college’s or univer-sity’s community or academicmission.
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Passed by both theHouse and the Senate. Awaitingenrollment.
hu B 5125 (2011) Jsk – iducd oc. 26, 2011a b
to amend 1909 PA 283.The bill would allow a countyboard of commissioners to takeover the powers, duties andfunctions of a county road com-mission through a resolution.Tie-barred to 5126 that mandatesthe dissolution of the road com-mission.
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In Committee onTransportation.
s B 727 & 728 (2011)D B – iducd oc. 5, 2011a b
to allow a prosecutingattorney to appoint an assistantprosecutor to obtain assistancein the trial of a person chargedwith a felony without the needfor direction of the court. SB 728would delete a requirement thatthe circuit court consent to theappointment of assistant prose-cuting attorneys. The bills aretie-barred.
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Placed on order of third reading on 11-3-2011.Compiled by B. J. ConleyNov. 10, 2011
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The Ambassadors of the East JordanChamber of Commerce are proud to an-nounce that East Jordan True Value Hard-ware has been selected as the BusinessSpotlight of the Month. This familyowned and operated business was origi-nally established as a Ben Franklin storeback in 1983 by Don and Jeanette Miller,and today is co-owned by the Miller’s sons,Dale and Dan..“We have stressed the importance of customer service from day one,” statesDan Miller. “That is something our par-ents always instilled in us. We are alwaysout on floor working to help our cus-tomers.”With a staff of eight people, includingDan’s wife Faye and Dales wife Kaye, EastJordan True Value Hardware is not only aplace customers enjoy visiting to shop, itis also a great place to work.Dan relates, “We all like our jobs. Twoemployees that recently retired had beenwith us for over 30 years. An employeethat had been working here part timewhile in high school decided to continueworking here after graduation, and thatwas four years ago. It seems we are doingsomething right, and perhaps that is be-cause we firmly believe in the importanceof treating our employees and customersfairly…the way we like to be treated.”Dan’s father, Don, worked for manyyears as general merchandise manager forthe national chain variety store company,Schultz Brothers, which was based in sub-urban Chicago before establishing a BenFranklin shop in Charlevoix in 1978. Thefamily soon expanded their operations toinclude stores in Mancelona and East Jor-dan. By the mid 1980s’ operations hadbeen consolidated to the facility in EastJordan where the True Value Hardwarewas introduced in 1984, and became thefull focus by 1996.“We still have sewing and craft depart-ment from old Ben Franklin days,” Dan re-lates, “which is something people will notfind in very many hardware stores today.”Highlights of the offerings customersenjoy at East Jordan True Value Hardwareinclude a top-notch paint department, ex-cellent selections in their core hardware,electrical, plumbing, lawn and garden,hand and power tools departments, andsome awesome grilling equipment.“We have been a Weber Grill dealersince 1978,” Dan observes, “and are a char-ter member Weber gas grill offerings.Charcoal grilles are also making a come-back. Virtually any type of cooking can bedone very well on an outdoor grill, frombaking cookies and pizzas, searing andbroil, and the results are fantastic.”Dan notes that the team has been in-volved with the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce since the store was founded.Dan is a past Board Member and Presi-dent.He relates, “A good chamber keeps com-munity working together. There are lotsof great things happening in East Jordanthat most people don’t see on a daily basis.Our Chamber Executive Director, MaryFaculak, is amazing and a tremendousasset to this community. It’s very impor-tant for business owners to understandthat you get back what you put into com-munity. The Chamber of Commerce helpsus to utilize those remarkable assets thatare around us.”Accordingly, the Millers and their staff view the East Jordan True Value Hard-ware as a community store. They are veryactive in supporting the community andorganizations, such as the sports boosters,civic clubs, girl scouts and boy scouts, lit-tle league, and 4H and church groups.“We love our business, servicing ourcustomers, and our community,” Dan af-firms. “People come into our store look-ing for solutions, and we are their problemsolvers. Ultimately, they solve those prob-lems themselves with direction that weprovide. This is a very rewarding busi-ness to be in.”Congratulations to East Jordan TrueValue Hardware for being selected as theEast Jordan Chamber of Commerce Am-bassadors Business Spotlight.
EAST JORDAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS SPOTLIgHT;
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T Ambaaor of t eat Jora Cambr of Commrc ar prou to a-ouc tat eat Jora Tru valu harwar a b lct a t Buispotlit of t Mot.
“We love our business,servicing our customers,and our community,”
— co-owner Dan Miller
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BOYNE CITY — A number of peoplethanked the Boyne City mayor and a com-missioner for the years of service they gaveto the city at a city commission meeting onTuesday, Nov. 1.Chuck Vondra and Mike Cummings at-tended their last meeting. Vondra resignedin order to spend more time with his familyand Cummings resigned for health reasonsand to pursue other interests.A 2011 audit presentation by Ken Talsmaof Anderson, Tackman & Company, PLCmade up the lion’s share of the meeting.The current fund balance in the GeneralFund is $1,605,000. Talsma said the city hasstayed consistent and is still in a safe place.“It’s nice to have a cushion and the citywill probably need it within the next fewyears,” he said. “The city has a good handleon the budget, lives within its means andare good stewards with what they aregiven.”The auditor cautioned against resting onlaurels, however.“I think it will remain a bad economy forthe next few years,” he said.The commission held a closed sessionand upon reopening of the regular meeting,it was moved by Vondra and seconded bycommissioner Ron Grunch to approve thecity manager Michael Cain’s annual salaryat $87,464 back to April, 2011. The motionpassed unanimously.
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Mayor, commissioner leave Boyne City board on a high note
PhOTO By B.J. COnLey
State OF MIChIgan CaPItOl BuIlDIng
PhOTOGRAPhER: BRIAN ChARLES WATSON
The Jordan River Arts Councilis pleased to announce its 21stAnnual Holiday Arts and CraftFair. Always held the secondSaturday in November, the 2011event will be November 12, from10 AM until 4:00 PM at the EastJordan High School, East Jor-dan.The Holiday Fair is a juriedshow with the works by over 45artists. All items are the originalwork of the artist. The entryway showcases each of the ex-hibitors work which includes:photography, paintings, pottery,glass work, jewelry, fiber workssuch as quilts coverlets, clothingitems and doll clothes,batiks, basketry and gift baskets,homemade jams and jellies, holi-day decorations, wood items,home made candles and more.The artists booths not only arefound in the gymnasium area,but also in the halls and the cafe-teria area. Some of the artistswill be working in their boothcreating their original works infront of you. All items are forsale.Also on sale will be the JRACCookbook, “Flavors and Vi-sions,” Candles, T-shirts and theWriters Group recently pub-lished book, “Writings.”The Holiday Art Fair has al-ways been known for it's greatgourmet menu featuring soupsin a bread bowl, andsandwiches. Also their famousholiday salad, and of course, theunbelievable dessert table.Admission is by donation atboth High School entrances.This event is a major fundraiser used especially for theJRAC scholarship fund. The Jor-dan River Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization,serving as a leader of East Jor-dan’s cultural community byproviding a wide range of fineart experiences for persons of all ages often working with otherorganizations and the schools.Many members and non mem-bers provide the work force forthis event. For other informa-tion including requirements toexhibit, to work, or how to be-come a member please contactHoward Ellis, 231 536 2152 or 231536 3385 .
Aua Hoiay Asa Caf Fai i easJoa his Sauay

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