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LANSING – April is Alcohol AwarenessMonth in Michigan and the Michigan LiquorControl Commission (MLCC) is encouraging allcommunities to take this time to focus on theconsequences of underage and binge drinking.One in three students report they have con-sumed alcohol at least once by the end of theeighth grade and seven out of ten students havedone so by the end of high school. According to the Century Council (www.centurycouncil.org), some important basic factsabout underage drinking include:
America’s young people choose alcoholmore so than any other product they are pro-hibited by law from having, more than tobaccoor illicit drugs;
17 percent of 12- to 20-year-olds report binge drinking in the past month;
35 percent of teens cite drinking and driv-ing as a top social concern; and
42 percent of full-time college studentsreport binge drinking.“The commission understands that we are acritical component to the hospitality and tourismindustry, and we need to balance that with ourrole as regulators of state laws and CommissionRules which address selling/serving minors andoverconsumption,” said Andy Deloney, chairmanof the MLCC. “We are sensitive to the issues of economic development, job creation and growingthe economy and revenue and how they all areintertwined. We promote good, safe and respon-sible business practices. Our licensees are encour-aged to be better educated, and arm themselves with all the tools available to be a successful, yetresponsible business.”
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
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The Alma CollegeA Cappella Choir of 50voices will be performing inLakeview later this month.Breen’s Dry Goods Storein Lakeview is celebrating its11th anniversary.
The LHS Music Dept.is presenting “The King andI” as its third annual operetta.Airman Basic Gerald Seatof Lakeview is completingtechnical training course forsupply specialists at AmarilloAFB in Texas.
Airman Rene Vera of Lakeview has been assignedto Kessler AFB in Mississippito complete further training inthe avionics systems ﬁeld.Mrs. Juanita Butler isretiring after 12 years on theLakeview Enterprise staff.
Paul and Nancy Parisof Lakeview are celebratingtheir 25th anniversary with acard shower and an open houseplanned for this summer.Ruby Gummer of Lakeviewis 90 years young this month.
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