By Mike Dunn

GAYLORD – The 2013 prep
football season opener is fast
approaching.
On Thursday, Aug. 29,
eight of the 11 teams in the
coverage area of the Weekly
Choice begin the regular
season. The three other
teams start on Friday.
The week-one lineup fea-
tures Cheboygan at Gaylord
in a huge early-season clash
for both teams. It will be the
Blue Devils’ first game under
recently returned head
coach Will Cleaver. That is
one of the games that will be
played on Thursday evening.
Other Thursday games
include: Gaylord St. Mary at
Hillman in the debut of
Snowbird head coach Kevin
O’Connell; Roscommon at
Grayling; Onaway at Inland
Lakes in the debut on
Cardinal head coach Jimmy
Cleaver; Elk Rapids at
Mancelona; and
Whittemore-Prescott at Mio.
The Friday games are:
Johannesburg-Lewiston at
Tawas Area in the debut of
longtime Cardinal assistant
coach Joe Smokevitch as the
head man; Fife Lake Forest
Area at Pellston; and Sault
Ste. Marie at Petoskey.
Will Cleaver at Gaylord is
making his return as head
coach. O’Connell at St. Mary,
Jim Cleaver at Onaway and
Smokevitch at J-L will be
making their head coaching
debuts.
Cleaver had a very suc-
cessful tenure as the Blue
Devil head coach before
stepping down prior to the
2008 season. He comes back
to a program that has been
struggling in recent years in
hope of a quick return to
winning ways.
O’Connell is a former
assistant and defensive coor-
dinator of Cleaver from 2004
to 2007 and also served as
the defensive coordinator for
Tim Sanchez at Grayling
from 2009 to 2012.
O’Connell, like Cleaver at
Gaylord, is hoping to bring
the Snowbirds back to win-
ning ways after some lean
years.
Jim Cleaver has served as
assistant coach at Onaway
and knows the players on
the team. He has some rich
talent to mine, including QB
Matt Tollini, among others.
Smokevitch has been an
assistant coach at
Johannesburg for 14 seasons.
He has served as the head JV
coach for several years with
good success. Many of the
players on this year’s varsity
team went 7-1 last year as JV
players under Smokevitch’s
guidance.
With the start of fall prep sports fast approaching, we want
to remind all our area coaches to please contact us with
information about your team. The Weekly Choice would like
to report on volleyball and cross country at your school
along with freshmen football and JV football or any other fall
sports.
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who comes to the games will send us details about the sport-
ing event, we’ll get it in the paper. Just send the info to
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Will Cleaver at Gaylord makes return as head coach;
Jim Cleaver at Onaway, Smokevitch at J-L and
O’Connell at St. Mary make head coaching debuts
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Joe Smokevitch of J-L, left, is one of the area coaches making his debut as head coach next week.
Football
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CHEBOYGAN
Head Coach: Jack Coon
Class B, Enrollment 660
Independent
Aug. 29 – at Gaylord
Sep. 6 – at Marquette
Sep. 13 – ESCANABA
Sep. 20 – at Ludington
Sep. 27 – PETOSKEY
Oct. 4 – ALPENA
Oct. 11 – at Sault Ste. Marie
Oct. 18 – Bye
Oct. 25 – ST. IGNACE
GAYLORD
Head Coach: Will Cleaver
Class A, Enrollment 916
Big North Conference
Aug. 29 – CHEBOYGAN
Sep. 6 – at T.C. St. Francis
Sep. 13 – STANDISH-
STERLING
Sep. 20 – OGEMAW
HEIGHTS*
Sep. 28 – at T.C. Central*
Oct. 4 – CADILLAC*
Oct. 11 – at Petoskey*
Oct. 18 – TRAVERSE CITY
WEST*
Oct. 25 – at Alpena*
GAYLORD ST. MARY
Head Coach: Kevin O’Connell
Class D, Enrollment 154
Ski Valley South
Aug. 29 – at Hillman
Sep. 6 – at Pellston
Sep. 13 – CENTRAL LAKE*
Sep. 20 – at Onaway*
Sep. 27 – at Forest Area*
Oct. 4 – UBLY
Oct. 11 – at Mancelona*
Oct. 18 – JOHANNESBURG-
LEWISTON*
Oct. 25 – KINGSLEY
GRAYLING
Head Coach: Tim Sanchez
Class B, Enrollment 494
Lake Michigan Conference
Aug. 29 – ROSCOMMON
Sep. 6 – at Houghton Lake
Sep. 13 – CHARLEVOIX*
Sep. 20 – at T.C. St. Francis
Sep. 27 – at Harbor Springs*
Oct. 4 – ELK RAPIDS*
Oct. 11 – KALKASKA*
Oct. 18 – at East Jordan*
Oct. 25 – BOYNE CITY*
INLAND LAKES
Head Coach: Stan Schramm
Class C, Enrollment 348
Ski Valley North
Aug. 29 – ONAWAY
Sep. 6 – JOHANNESBURG-
LEWISTON
Sep. 13 – at Pickford*
Sep. 20 – at St. Ignace*
Sep. 27 – RUDYARD*
Oct. 4 – CENTRAL LAKE
Oct. 11 – PELLSTON*
Oct. 18 – MESICK
Oct. 25 – at Mancelona
JOHANNESBURG-
LEWISTON
Head Coach: Joe Smokevitch
Class C, Enrollment 246
Ski Valley South
Aug. 30 – at Tawas Area
Sep. 6 – at Inland Lakes
Sep. 13 – MANCELONA*
Sep. 20 – FOREST AREA*
Sep. 27 – at Central Lake*
Oct. 4 – RUDYARD
Oct. 11 – ONAWAY*
Oct. 18 – at Gaylord St. Mary*
Oct. 25 – at Pellston
MANCELONA
Head Coach: Dan “Boo” Derrer
Class C, Enrollment 286
Ski Valley South
Aug. 29 – ELK RAPIDS
Sep, 6 – ST. IGNACE
Sep. 13 – at Johannesburg-
Lewiston*
Sep. 20 – CENTRAL LAKE*
Sep. 27 – at Onaway*
Oct. 4 – at Pickford
Oct 11 – GAYLORD ST.
MARY*
Oct. 18 – at Forest Area*
Oct. 25 – INLAND LAKES
MIO
Head Coach: Jim Gendernalik
Class C, Enrollment 210
North Star League
Aug. 29 – WHITTEMORE-
PRESCOTT
Sep. 6 – TAWAS AREA
Sep. 13 – at Atlanta*
Sep. 20 – OSCODA*
Sep. 27 – at Hillman*
Oct. 4 – at Rogers City*
Oct. 11 – AuGRES-SIMS*
Oct. 18 – HALE*
Oct. 25 – at Lincoln-Alcona
ONAWAY
Head Coach: James Cleaver
Class D, Enrollment 191
Ski Valley South
Aug. 29 – at Inland Lakes
Sep. 6 – ROGERS CITY
Sep. 13 – at Forest Area*
Sep. 20 – GAYLORD ST.
MARY*
Sep. 27 – MANCELONA*
Oct. 4 – at Pellston
Oct. 11 – at Johannesburg-
Lewiston*
Oct. 18 – CENTRAL LAKE*
Oct. 25 – at Pickford
PELLSTON
Head Coach: Ben Schley
Class C, Enrollment 352
Ski Valley North
Aug. 30 – FOREST AREA
Sep. 6 – GAYLORD ST.
MARY
Sep. 13 – Bye
Sep. 20 – at Rudyard*
Sep. 27 – PICKFORD*
Oct. 4 – ONAWAY
Oct. 11 – at Inland Lakes*
Oct. 18 – at St. Ignace*
Oct. 25 – JOHANNESBURG-
LEWISTON
PETOSKEY
Head Coach: Kerry VanOrman
Class A, Enrollment 965
Big North Conference
Aug. 30 – SAULT STE.
MARIE
Sep. 6 – HASTINGS
Sep. 13 – at Cadillac*
Sep. 21 – at Traverse City
West*
Sep. 27 – at Cheboygan
Oct. 4 – T.C. CENTRAL*
Oct. 11 – GAYLORD*
Oct. 18 – ALPENA*
Oct. 25 – at Ogemaw
Heights*
FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
File Photo
REMINDER TO AREA COACHES
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD – In some ways
it was an easy decision for
Kevin O’Connell to apply for
the head coaching football
job at Gaylord St. Mary last
winter. In other ways, it was
very hard.
O’Connell’s children
attend St. Mary and he lives
close by in Johannesburg. It
made sense for him to seek
the coaching position where
his kids go to school.
O’Connell is also Catholic
and that was also a perfect fit
at St. Mary. And this was an
opportunity to be a head
coach for the first time with-
out relocating his family to
do it.
Those are just some of the
many positives.
On the other hand, it was
REALLY tough to leave
Grayling after serving as the
Viking defensive coordinator
for four seasons.
“It was the best four years
of coaching in my life,”
O’Connell said by phone on
Tuesday of this week. “I loved
being part of the Grayling
coaching staff and working
with Tim (Sanchez) and Eric
(Tunney) and those guys. The
kids there were great and the
community really got behind
the program.
“But this opportunity at St.
Mary was just too good to
pass up,” he added. “And I
really believe in St. Mary and
the kids we have here.”
O’Connell, who works full-
time as a lease operator in
the oil and gas industry,
played quarterback, wing-
back and defensive back for
the storied Mount Pleasant
Sacred Heart program in the
1980s. His love for football
has never waned since those
high school days.
Even though O’Connell is a
first-time head coach, he
brings a ton of experience to
the task. He served as defen-
sive coordinator and JV
coach at Farwell before com-
ing to Gaylord nearly a
decade ago. He served five
years on the sidelines at
Gaylord – four years under
head coach Will Cleaver and
one season under Mark
Mendolia – before accepting
the call to Grayling prior to
the 2009 season.
This season at St. Mary,
O’Connell will be seeking to
bring back some of the roar
to a storied Snowbird pro-
gram that has hit on tough
times in recent years.
The Snowbirds have one
victory the past three seasons
and were 0-9 a year ago. The
problem for St. Mary has
never been effort; it’s been
lack of depth and size.
The good news for
O’Connell is that there are 24
players out for football this
season and some of them are
quality returnees at critical
positions.
O’Connell said the
response of the young men
on the Snowbird program
has been outstanding. Even
though many of them are
involved in various extra-
curricular activities at the
school in addition to their
academic duties and playing
other sports in the winter
and spring, they’ve found
time to get into the weight
room and take part in off-
season conditioning.
Cobra-quick senior Nick
Harrington (5-10, 175), who
not only has the motor to go
north and south but the
shifty moves to make him an
explosive threat every time
he has the ball in his hands,
has been moved from tail-
back to quarterback, where
he will engineer O’Connell’s
diversified pistol spread
attack.
O’Connell is placing a lot
on Harrington’s shoulders
but the coach is confident
the young man is ready for
the challenge.
“Harrington has pure
toughness,” said O’Connell.
“He’s smart, he’s gritty and he
works his tail off. Plus he’s
fast as heck and he’s shifty.”
Harrington will go behind
center with one or two backs
behind him and make option
reads at the line. On any
given play, he’ll hand the ball
off, keep it himself or put the
ball in the air.
The backfield features
hard-nosed senior Carmen
Juneac (5-11, 210), a barrel-
ing beast at fullback, with fel-
low senior Anders Marquard
(5-10, 180) and jackrabbit
junior Jack Lochinski rotat-
ing at tailback.
When Harrington goes to
the air, he has some rangy
targets in long-armed senior
Charles Strehl (6-4, 190) and
determined junior Orion
Beningo (6-3, 195), who has
been moved from tackle to
tight end this season. Super-
quick sophomore Adam
Nowicki (5-10, 145) and
Alphonse Buclay (5-6, 150)
bring speed to the receiving
corps.
Senior two-year starters
Brendan Nowicki (6-1, 255) at
center and rugged Willie
Canfield (5-11, 185) at guard
return to anchor the O-line.
Junior middle linebacker
Cole Loffer (5-11, 195) will be
in the thick of the action for
O’Connell’s aggressive 4-3
defense. Beningo returns as a
menace at defensive end and
Juneac to the critical strong-
side linebacker slot.
The secondary should be a
strength with Harrington at
strong safety, Marquard at
free safety and Adam
Nowicki and Jack Lochinski
at cornerbacks.
O’Connell’s players aren’t
afraid to set the bar high this
season. The team goals are to
improve every game and vie
for the Ski Valley South
Conference title in 2013.
O’Connell lists the
Snowbirds’ strengths as
“great leadership, great disci-
pline, great work ethic.” The
team motto this year is “No
Regrets.”
St. Mary opens with a
tough challenge on the road
against non-league foe
Hillman, a team which has
made the playoffs in six of
the past seven seasons. That
is followed with another road
game against former league
foe Pellston before opening
at home against Ski Valley
South foe Central Lake, a
team which made the play-
offs a year ago.
Four of the first five St.
Mary games are on the road.
The non-league schedule is a
tough one, with Ubly and
Kingsley coming to Gaylord
in addition to the games with
Hillman and Pellston.
O’Connell is optimistic
that the Snowbirds can have
a successful campaign, how-
ever.
“The kids are ready and
excited to move forward,”
O’Connell said. “We all want
to get better and I think we’ll
come out strong. We know
full well we’re going to make
mistakes. Our motto is, if you
make a mistake, make it an
aggressive mistake. I expect
us to come out and play hard
every down of every game.”
Former Gaylord and Grayling defensive
coordinator now running things at St. Mary
Kevin O’Connell, shown here on the Grayling sidelines in 2012, takes over the
reins of the St. Mary program.
File Photo
O’Connell leads Snowbird charge
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Roclee Schneider, 32, is overall champ in 16:42; Sue Parks of Ypsilanti is female champ
DNR Fishing Report
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PETOSKEY – Roclee
Schneider, a 32-year-old
runner from Appleton, Wisc.,
crossed the finish line first
Saturday in the annual
Petoskey Festival by the Bay
Wellness 5K road race.
Schneider finished the
course that followed the
Little Traverse Bay trail along
Bayfront Park in a strong
time of 16:42.
The Wellness 5K female
champion of 2013 was Sue
Parks of Ypsilanti in a time of
21:27.
In the Masters Division, it
was 53-year-old Norbert
Scharanbroch of Charlevoix
taking home the trophy.
Michelle Brunet, 40, of
Commerce Township was
the female masters champ in
a time of 23:24.
In the 5K walk, 63-year-old
Ron Marley came in first in
38:51 with Pat Morley, 62, of
Gladwin coming in just a
second behind as the female
champion.
Proceeds from the race
benefited the Community
Free Clinic of Petoskey.
Here are the 2013
Wellness 5K medal
winners:
Male 10-under
1. Morgan Green, Kingston
29:19
Female 10-under
1. Gina Payne, Portage 25:31
2. Ella Van Stedum,
Hudsonville
Male 11-15
1. Brennan Panzil, Petoskey
19:38
2. Zach Brunet, Commerce
Township, 22:14
Female 11-15
1. Lanny Whitcomb,
Petoskey 28:16
2. Anna Sumpter, Petoskey
Male 16-19
1. Flynn Darby, Alto 18:24
2. Thomas VanSlembrouck,
Petoskey
3. Jonathon Whitcomb,
Petoskey
Female 16-19
1. Mikayla Whitcomb,
Petoskey, 43:30.
Male 20-24
1. J.B. McCallum, Northfield
22:01
Female 20-24
1. Sarah McCallum,
Northfield 22:26
Male 25-29
1. Greg Hoese, Boyne City
21:27
2. Dan McCallum, Northfield
Female 25-29
1. Jennie Cope, Harbor
Springs 25:02
2. Meagan Baty, Petoskey
3. Michele Gardner, Petoskey
Male 30-34
1. Ben Doornbos, Petoskey
18:14
2. Saulo Rozendo, East
Jordan
3. Thomas Earl, Petoskey
Female 30-34
1. Jessica Baradyn, Boyne
Falls 23:52
2. Lacy Hallman, Boyne Falls
3. Kelly Bolton, Petoskey
Male 35-39
1. Herb Pines, Petoskey 25:53
2. Greg Lotoczky, Allen Park
Female 35-39
1. Julie DeGroot, Harbor
Springs 23:34
2. Angela Bunch, Warren
3. Carrie Saunders, Boyne
Falls
Male 40-44
1. Bill Bath, Petoskey 20:23
2. Jim Green, Kingston
3. Daniel Brunet, Commerce
Twp
Female 40-44
1. Sarah Green, Kingston
2. Sherrie Boak, Fowlerville
3. Nancy McFadden,
Petoskey
Male 45-49
1. Mark Falkins, Sault Ste.
Marie 20:08
2. Jeff Copagner, West Olive
3. Scott Whitcomb, Petoskey
Female 45-49
1. Elaine Lotoczky, Allen
Park 25:35
2. Elisabeth Kaeser, Terrace
Park
3. Laura Lomonoco, Grand
Rapids
Male 50-54
1. Steve Brummeler,
Petoskey 26:08
2. Dave Schneider, Petoskey
3. Scott McCallum,
Northfield
Female 50-54
1. Rhonda Finle, Petoskey,
29:21
2. Mary Seger, Gaylord
3. Margaret McCallum,
Northfield
Male 55-59
1. Keith Kaiser, Oden 22:18
2. Dan Schultze, Boyne City
2. Joe Jozefiak, Johannesburg
Female 55-59
1. Lori Anderson, Venice
28:10
Male 60-64
1. Paul Gelderblom,
Charlevoix, 20:46
2. Tom Harbaugh, Boyne
City
3. Robert Oles, East Jordan
Female 60-64
1. Barbara Perreault, Boyne
City, 30:18
2. Phyllis Adams, Petoskey
3. Sherry Gillett, Petoskey
Male 65-69
1. Russ Kittleson, Petoskey
2. Terry Wilson, Central Lake
3. Richard Brown, Petoskey
Female 65-69
1. Bernie Whitcomb,
Petoskey 43:36
Male 70-74
1. Bill Swift, Traverse City
33:31
Male 75-79
1. Tom Stanley, Whitewater
31:45
Appleton runner claims Wellness 5K
Petoskey angler pulls in 27-pound salmon; steelhead should be coming into
AuSable River
Northwest Lower Peninsula
Fishing Report
Harbor Springs: Most of
the boat anglers were fishing
around Harbor Point in 180
to 200 feet of water. The
salmon were up higher in 60
to 80 feet but the lake trout
were deeper at 100 to 120
feet. Spoons were the ticket.
Petoskey: Few fish were
seen or caught off the break-
wall, the D-Pier, or at the
Bobber Hole. A couple
salmon were caught between
the pier and the water treat-
ment plant. Salmon and lake
trout were caught 90 feet
down in 120 feet of water
with spoons, flashers and
flies. One angler managed to
land a 27 pound salmon.
Bear River: Chinook and
steelhead can be found up
near the dam however the
big push of fish has not yet
occurred. The fish being
caught are the typical early
ones that come in every year.
Charlevoix: Boat anglers
are getting a few salmon but
catch rates were still low. The
fish caught were over 20
pounds and taken 80 to 100
feet down in 90 to 120 feet
between North and South
Point. Fish were caught on
spoons without dodgers,
dipseys and green flies.
Salmon, lake trout and cisco
were caught off Fisherman's
Island. Lake trout were 70 to
85 feet down in 120 feet and
cisco were 80 feet down. Pier
anglers caught rock bass and
sub-legal smallmouth bass
on crawlers, minnows and
leeches.
Traverse City: Chinook
have been caught in the East
Bay. Most were running
about 80 feet down, but the
fish were scattered. Some
were caught just 50 feet
down. Numbers are low, but
the salmon are very good
size, up to 30 pounds. Lake
trout and the occasional
whitefish were caught.
Smallmouth bass fishing was
decent in 40 to 50 feet. Try
drop-shotting with plastic
baits. In the West Bay, salmon
were caught by those trolling
along the west shore. Try
spoons or a Hoochie Mama
50 to 90 feet down in 90 to
200 feet of water. A few lake
trout were caught. Those
looking for smallmouth bass
will want to fish the drop-off
in 30 to 50 feet.
Elk River: Anglers have
caught smallmouth bass and
rock bass on plastics,
crawlers, and leeches. There
has been rumor of salmon or
steelhead being spotted near
the power dam.
Boardman River: Fishing
was slow with only a few
smallmouth bass or rock
bass taken. A couple steel-
head and salmon were in the
river but they will not stay
long with the warmer tem-
peratures.
Northeast Lower Peninsula
Fishing Report
Rogers City: Anglers are
getting a few chinook, steel-
head or lake trout but they
are working to get them. Try
straight out from the harbor,
south towards Swan Bay and
Adams Point or north and
west near the State Park and
Forty Mile Point. Most are
fishing halfway down in
waters 40 to 150 feet deep
with spoons, plugs and flash-
ers with squid or flies. Good
colors were blue and silver,
orange and silver, orange and
green, black and white, pur-
ple, green or chartreuse.
Presque Isle: The better
fishing was straight out from
the red can and north
between the two lighthouses
in 45 to 130 feet of water.
Rockport: Walleye were
caught however anglers need
to move around to find them.
Most are using crank baits
but crawler harnesses may
also be a good choice. The
fish are scattered throughout
the water column. Salmon
were caught 40 to 70 feet
down in 100 to 200 feet.
Spoons worked best.
Alpena: Most of the wall-
eye were caught both north
and south of the bay. The fish
are scattered throughout the
water column. Lake trout
were caught out near the
Humps. Anglers are trolling
deep with spin-glows behind
flashers.
Thunder Bay River: Gave
up a few smallmouth bass
and rock bass.
Harrisville: Few anglers
have been out. A couple chi-
nook were caught by those
casting spoons in the harbor.
This seems a bit early but the
cool water temperatures may
jump start the pier fishing.
Walleye seem to be moving in
from deeper water. More
boats are fishing north of the
harbor and near the Black
River. Late night was best for
walleye in 25 to 100 feet
when using spoons, crawler
harnesses and body baits.
Oscoda: Catch rates were
slow as the fish were scat-
tered.
Au Sable River: Steelhead
should be making their way
in especially with the cooler
water temperatures. Catfish
have been caught in good
numbers in the late evening.
Crawlers and minnows
worked best. Walleye catches
were slim and most of the
fish were on the small side. A
good number of smallmouth
bass are in the river.
Higgins Lake: Those
trolling spoons, body baits,
cowbells and rapalas contin-
ue to catch lake trout. Those
jigging Swedish pimples,
sand kickers and small
spoons just off the bottom
have also caught fish. Perch
anglers are still taking some
fish around Treasure Island
and the Sunken Island. Rock
bass are everywhere.
Houghton Lake: Catch
rates were slow but a few
walleye were caught. Cooler
water temperatures have the
bluegill in 6 to 8 feet.
Tawas: Those trolling are
heading out past Buoy No. 2
to waters 35 to 45 feet deep.
Some are fishing around
Tawas Point and up near Au
Sable Point in 80 feet. Walleye
were suspended 25 to 50 feet
down. In Tawas Bay, a few
walleye were caught on
crawler harnesses in 20 to 25
feet off Jerry's Marina.
Au Gres: Still has a good
number of walleye anglers. A
few limit catches were taken
by the die-hards. Some are
heading straight out from the
mouth of the river to waters
25 to 35 feet deep but catch
rates were slow. Others are
traveling anywhere between
2 and 9 miles south of Pointe
Au Gres. A few were perch
fishing in 35 to 40 feet off the
hotel but most of the fish
caught were small.
Au Gres River: Is producing
a good number of catfish and
some freshwater drum.
Upper Peninsula Fishing
Report
DeTour: Anglers are catch-
ing chinook, Atlantic salmon
and lake trout between
Frying Pan Island, the light-
house and the #2 red can
near Drummond Island.
Good colors were white,
green or any other color with
some white on it.
Drummond Island: Yellow
perch are good outside
Harbor Island in 8 to 10 feet.
Smallmouth bass have been
caught near Peck Island.
Most are trolling crawler har-
nesses in 12 to 14 feet.
Cedarville and Hessel:
Catch rates for perch picked
up around Haven Island in 8
to 12 feet. Some nice catches
were reported from the mari-
na dock, the east end of
Hessel Bay, Musky Bay, the
Middle Entrance and Moscoe
Channel. Good pike action in
Hessel Bay, Snows Channel,
the west end of Musky Bay
and Government Bay.
Salmon were caught in Yacht
Entrance in 70 feet.
St. Ignace: Boat anglers are
fishing from the city launch
to the flats and over to the
Coast Guard Station.
Chinook salmon were caught
on spoons in white with
multi-color strips, blue and
white, black and white or
green.
Salmon catch rates still low
WEXFORD COUNTY – Two
Michigan conservation offi-
cers responded to a complaint
about a bear at approximately
11:30 p.m. Saturday in Wexford
County’s Selma Township, the
Michigan Department of
Natural Resources announced
today. Conservation Officers
Sam Koscinski and Holly
Pennoni arrived on scene to
find that a man had shot and
wounded a bear on his proper-
ty because he perceived the
bear to be a threat to his life.
Koscinksi and Pennoni subse-
quently tracked the bear and
shot and killed the animal at
approximately 2:45 a.m.
Sunday.
The bear was killed about
two miles from the area of a
bear attack on 12-year-old
Abby Wetherell that occurred
Thursday, Aug. 15, in Haring
Township, Wexford County. It
is uncertain whether the bear
killed Sunday is the same bear
involved in Thursday’s attack.
Abby underwent surgery at
Munson Medical Center in
Traverse City. She was released
from the hospital today and is
recovering at her Haring
Township home.
The bear’s carcass has been
sent to the DNR Wildlife
Disease Laboratory in Lansing
for DNA and disease testing.
The animal will be checked
against fur and other DNA
samples lifted from Abby’s
clothing and from the area of
Thursday’s attack. Because of
the difficulty of extracting
DNA evidence and the time
required for processing tests,
results will take several days.
The bear killed Sunday may
not be the animal responsible
for Thursday’s attack. The DNR
will continue to keep bear
traps in the area of the attack
and to monitor bear activity in
the area.
The DNR asks the public to
report bear sightings in the
area of the attack. Reports can
be made to the DNR’s Report
All Poaching (RAP) Hotline,
800-292-7800, or the depart-
ment’s Cadillac Operations
Service Center at (231) 775-
9727. The black bear is a pro-
tected species under Michigan
law. The public is reminded
not to shoot a bear unless the
animal poses an immediate
threat.
Michigan has an estimated
black bear population of 8,000
to 10,000 bears with 90 percent
of the population in the Upper
Peninsula. There is an estab-
lished bear population in the
area of Wexford County where
Thursday’s attack occurred.
Black bears are generally fear-
ful of humans and will usually
leave if they become aware
that people are present. Bear
attacks on human beings are
highly unusual, and in most
cases occur because a sow is
protecting her cubs. However,
there is no evidence that cubs
were present where the attack
on Abby occurred.
The DNR reminds those liv-
ing in areas where bears may
be present:
* To avoid surprising bears,
travel in small groups and
make noise.
* If you encounter a bear,
stand your ground and then
slowly back away. Do not turn
away. Do not show fear and
run. Do not play dead.
* Make yourself look bigger
and talk to the bear in a stern
voice.
* Fight back if actually
attacked with a backpack,
stick, or bare hands.
* Carry pepper spray, which
has been shown to be effective
in fending off bear attacks.
For additional information
on living with bears, visit the
DNR website at www.michi-
gan.gov/bear.
Is dead bear same one that mauled girl?
Bear killed in Wexford County to be tested for link to attack on Thursday, August 15
GAYLORD — The
Gaylord High School hock-
ey coaching staff is holding
a team camp for all high
school players this Sunday,
August 25, at the
Sportsplex. The camp goes
from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The camp is open to all
players attending Gaylord
High or St. Mary in the fall.
The camp features two on-
ice sessions and an off-ice
training session as well as
classroom instruction.
Those participating are
required to bring full hock-
ey equipment, as well as
gym clothes. Cost is $25 per
player.
Please register in
advance at the Sportsplex.
Gaylord
hockey
staff
schedules
team
camp
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FIFE LAKE – Race fans
enjoyed another “Flyin’
Friday Night” at the fast
three-eighths mile high
banked dirt oval of Cherry
Raceway. There was a full
show on hand featuring the
Auto Value UMP DIRTcar
Super Late Models, Weller
Truck Parts UMP DIRTcar
Modifieds, Pro Streets,
Factory Stocks, Four-
Cylinder Warriors, and
Crossroads Chevrolet
Compacts.
The night’s main event fea-
tures were kicked off with a
15-lap main event for the
Four-Cylinder Warriors. Russ
Carrier and Jeremy Wood
made up the front row.
However Arlie Cooper would
be the leader in the early
going. On lap 7 current
points leader Andrew Austin,
the Manton Marauder, would
take the lead after Cooper
was involved in a caution.
Except Cooper would not be
denied as he was able to fight
his way back to the front of
the field and take the lead on
lap 11 and continue on from
there to pick up the win.
Cooper, a 28-year old driv-
er from Honor, was driving
the Grandpa’s Garage /
Saturn. Austin took second
place. Jeremy Tulick of
Cadillac, 16-year old Nick
Olds, and Jim Luhtanen
made up the rest of the top
five. The lone heat race was
won by Tulick.
The Crossroads Chevrolet
compacts were led out next
for their turn at a 15-lap fea-
ture. The front row was made
up of 14-year old Dalton
Bouschor and 16-year old
Ricky Wilson. The early lead
went to Bouschor who held
on until lap 4. That was when
Wilson made the move to get
him to the lead. On lap 9,
though, defending track
champion Chris Casey found
his way to the front of the
field as the leader. However,
on lap 12 after a restart
Wilson was able to make
another key pass for the lead
and score the victory.
The Williamsburg driver
earned his sixth win of the
season in his Wilson’s
Plumbing / Ford. Casey set-
tled for second. Andrea
Taghon, 11, Jimmie Brown,
and Bouschor rounded out
the top five. Casey won the
lone heat race.
The Pro Streets were the
next class to hit the raceway
for what was a 15-lap main
event. Defending track
champion Allen Oyer of
Mancelona and J.J. Arbour
made up the front row of the
field. Oyer wasted no time in
taking the lead after the
opening lap. He would run
well until lap 9 when Joe
Fisher was able to power his
way passed Oyer for the lead
and went on unchallenged
from there to go on to get the
win.
Fisher, the 44-year old
from Kingsley, got the win
behind the wheel of his T-R
Racing / Chevrolet. He fin-
ished just ahead of Oyer, who
wound up second. T. J.
Erickson, Jimmy Hiller, and
Jeff Chalker finished out the
top five finishers. Erickson
and Hiller picked up the heat
wins.
The Weller Truck Parts
UMP DIRTcar Modifieds
held a 20-lap A-Main which
was led out by Wayne Taghon
and Jeremy Metepenagen.
After the opening circuit it
was Metepenagen leading
the field. A change would
happen, though, on lap 14
when 18-year James Clem
would make the pass on the
outside to charge to the lead
and he would never look
back from there, picking up
his first win of the season.
This was the first career
victory for the Kalkaska driv-
er in his Lach Transportation
/ Diamond Racecar.
Metepenagen was forced to
settle for the runner-up spot.
Two-time track champion
Larry Cade, John Goodrich,
and Darrell Lehn capped off
the top five. The heat race
victories went to Cade and
Dennis Taghon. Clem also
claimed victory in the four-
car dash and he was the fast
qualifier with a time of 15.23.
Factory Stocks also held a
20-lap main event which had
the front row consisting of
Dan Wierman and Josh
Hutchinson. Once the green
flag fell Hutchinson pulled
away as the leader. But on lap
4, 2011 track champion
Emery Smith took the lead
away. However on lap 9
Smith would get caught up in
a caution which put him to
the rear of the field and gave
the lead to Kevin Stricker,
who never relinquished the
position until the checkered
flag flew.
This was the eighth win of
the year for the 49-year old
from Traverse City in his
Stricker Racing / Chevrolet.
The second spot went to Peni
Lalonde of Lake City. Karl
McClellan, Jeremiah
Woebbking and Wierman
made up the rest of the top
five.
The final feature event to
roll out was courtesy of the
Auto Value UMP DIRTcar
Late Models who went head
to head in a 20-lap shootout.
Andy Nickerson III and co-
defending track champion
Alex Beeman brought the
field down to the green flag.
Greg Gokey was actually the
early leader after lap 1. He
would lose the lead on lap 5
when Nickerson rode the top
side to take over the top spot.
However, five-time track
champion Eric Spangler
would have the true car to
beat as he took the lead on
lap 8 and never had to look
back from there as he gained
a great lead and picked up
another checkered flag.
The veteran 44-year old
driver from Lake City scored
the win in his Spangler
Heating & Cooling /
Mastersbilt. The second
place spot went to Nickerson.
Beeman, Butch Straight, and
Gokey completed the top
five. The preliminary heat
races were won by Steve
Nieuwenhuis and J.T.
Anderson. The four-car dash
was won by Gokey, and
Spangler set fast time in
qualifying with a time of
14.16.
This Friday August 23,
Cherry Raceway will feature
the final visit of the year from
the Hirams Lightning
Sprints. The Auto Value UMP
DIRTcar Super Late Models,
Pro Streets, Factory Stocks,
Four-Cylinder Warriors, and
Crossroads Chevrolet
Compacts will also be in
action. The Modifieds will
have the night off.
The pit gates open at 5
p.m. Grandstand gates open
at 6 p.m. Practice also starts
at 6 p.m. Qualifying for Late
Models and Modifieds will
take place at 6:30 p.m. with
racing slated for 7:30 p.m.
Cherry Raceway is located
at 8649 East M-113 in Fife
Lake. For more information,
call (231)-468-1477.
Don’t forget to check out
the track website at
www.cherryraceway.com.
CHERRY RACEWAY POINTS
STANDINGS
As of August 16
UMP LATE MODEL
1. Adam Erickson, Traverse
City 405
2. Steve Nieuwenhuis,
Copemish 340 (-65)
3. Alex Beeman, Buckley 322
(-83)
4. Eric Spangler, Lake City
320 (-85)
5. Steve Zakrajsek,
Williamsburg 312 (-93)
6. Phil Lalonde, Lake City 271
(-134)
7. Andy Nickerson III, Grawn
(R) 264 (-141)
8. Autumn Beeman, Buckley
(R) 244 (-161)
9. Butch Straight, Traverse
City 242 (-163)
10. J.T. Anderson, Cadillac
203 (-202)
UMP MODIFIEDS
1. Dennis Taghon, Empire
489
2. Wayne Taghon, Empire 392
(-97)
3. James Clem, Kalkaska (R)
328 (-161)
4. Joe Rokos, Interlochen 306
(-183)
5. Paul Johnson, Arcadia 250
(-239)
6. Jeremy Metepenagen,
Traverse City 206 (-283)
6. Tyson Roush, Traverse City
205 (-284)
7. Greg Gokey, Buckley 195 (-
294)
8. Paul Buckler, Kalkaska 180
(-309)
10. Larry Cade, Buckley 163 (-
326)
11. Davin Reckow, Kingsley
151 (-338)
PRO STREET
1. Allen Oyer, Mancelona 448
2. J.J. Arbour, Kalkaska 380 (-
68)
3. Jimmy Hiller, Kalkaska (R)
362 (-86)
4. Bob Green, Fife Lake 299 (-
149)
5. Kevin Newberry, Gaylord
269 (-179)
6. Joe Fisher, Kingsley 192 (-
256)
7. Tracy Skaggs, Alden 175 (-
273)
8. Roger McQueen,
Mancelona (R) 142 (-306)
9. John Hittle, Alden 141 (-
307)
-- Jeff Chalker, Fife Lake 141
(-307)
11. Tayler Wagener, Fife Lake
58 (-390)
12. Dan Hersey, Traverse City
43 (-405)
FACTORY STOCKS
1. Kevin Stricker, Traverse
City 473
2. Emery Smith, Fife Lake 459
(-14)
3. Jeremiah Woebbeking,
Kingsley 388 (-85)
4. Karl McClellen, Manistee
331 (-142)
5. Dan Wierman, Michigan
244 (-229)
6. Peni Lalonde, Lake City
165 (-308)
7. Richard Cebula Jr., Grawn
145 (-328)
8. Frank Hincks, Traverse City
118 (-355)
9. Robert Hittle, Alden 82 (-
391)
10. Craig Wertz, Michigan 66
(-407)
11. Roger Cebula III, Traverse
City 64 (-409)
12. Roger McQueen,
Mancelona 61 (-412)
COMPACTS
1. Ricky Wilson, Williamsburg
463
2. Chris Casey, Williamsburg
445 (-18)
3. Reanna Doberstein,
Interlochen 435 (-28)
4. Andrea Taghon, Empire (R)
338 (-125)
5. Calvin Ingleston, Frankfort
(R) 287 (-176)
6. Dalton Bouschor, Traverse
City 221 (-242)
7. Kayley Hincks, Traverse
City (R) 191 (-272)
8. Ryan Andras, Lake City 144
(-319)
9. Hunter Carrier, Benzonia
(R) 133 (-330)
10. Jimmie Brown, Michigan
117 (-346)
11. Autumn Beeman, Buckley
110 (-353)
WARRIORS
1. Andrew Austin, Manton
482
2. Jeremy Tulick, Cadillac 463
(-19)
3. Bob Craycraft, Traverse
City 421 (-61)
4. Jeremy Wood, Manton (R)
384 (-98)
5. Arlie Cooper, Honor 354 (-
128)
6. Jim Luhtanen, Traverse
City (R) 318 (-164)
7. Russ Carrier, Benzonia 250
(-232)
8. Jackson White, Fife Lake
(R) 206 (-276)
9. Nick Olds, Empire 202 (-
280)
10. Dan Walkowiak, Traverse
City (R) 180 (-302)
11. Darren Bowers, Marion
167 (-315)
Kalkaska rookie driver is third in points in
Modifieds; Mancy’s Oyer maintains points
lead in Pro Streets
Clem gets first feature win at Cherry
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HORSESHOE STANDINGS
as of August 13:
JERRY LINCE 41-10
FRED CHEARHART 41-20
RON WILKOWSKI 33-16
FRANK JASINSKI 24-10
DICK BUR 13-9
DARRYL BOLANOWSKI 12-9
CECIL HAUSER 27-21
DAVE BROWN 29-28
GEORGE PRATT 25-24
JERRY MANKOWSKI 27-28
DON SANDBERG 22-24
JORDY TISDALE 23-28
CHRIS HOLBORN 26-35
ERIC SMITH 17-23
JERRY HOLBORN 27-34
TERRY BAILEY 24-32
CHRIS BUR 8-13
JOHN REED 5-16
* Newcomers are welcome!! Group meets
Tuesday at 6 p.m. Come join us for some fun.
GAYLORD – The Gaylord
High School Athletic
Department will be selling
reserved seats for the 2013
Gaylord High School foot-
ball games. The seats can be
reserved by stopping in the
high school office or by call-
ing 705-3028. The cost of the
seat is $10, which is good for
the entire regular season
and will ensure that your
seat is available at any time
during freshmen, JV and
varsity games.
The seat that you pur-
chase will have your name
laminated on it and be visi-
ble throughout the year. The
seats will be available during
the entire year, but will be
given out on a “first come,
first serve” basis.
Gaylord reserved seats
on sale now
Seats for Gaylord High School football games can be
reserved by stopping at the high school or calling 705-3028
The Weekly Fishing Report
will soon be available via a
toll-free telephone number.
Previously accessed by a
Lansing-based number,
anglers will now be able to
hear the report without
incurring any phone
charges.
The report's current
phone number is 517-373-
0908 but on September 5
that number will become 1-
855-777-0908. Please note,
after September 5 the
Weekly Fishing Report will
no longer be available
through the 517-373-0908
number.
To access the Weekly
Fishing Report, visit
www.michigan.gov/fishin-
greport.
DNR fishing tip
Fish Report soon available
toll free
Anglers will be able to hear the report without incurring any
phone charges
EAST LANSING – For
the fifth straight year,
Michigan ranked seventh
nationally in high school
sports participation,
according to statistics for
the 2012-13 school year
released recently by the
National Federation of
State High School
Associations. That level of
participation continued
to best Michigan’s nation-
al ranking for total num-
ber of residents of high
school age, which fell one
spot to ninth nationally in
2012.
Michigan’s participation
ranking was based on a
number of 304,438, with
130,009 girls and 174,429
boys taking part, and
included sports in which
the Michigan High School
Athletic Association does
not conduct postseason
tournaments. The totals
count students once for
each sport in which he or
she participates, meaning
students who are multi-
ple-sport athletes are
counted more than once.
Michigan girls partici-
pation remained seventh
nationally for the second
consecutive year, while
the boys participation fig-
ure continued to rank
sixth. According to the lat-
est U.S. Census Bureau
figures from 2012,
Michigan ranks ninth in
both females and males
ages 14 through 17 after
ranking eighth for both in
2011.
Eight sports – including
seven played by boys –
moved up in their respec-
tive rankings, while seven
sports moved down their
lists. Total, Michigan
ranked ninth or higher
nationally in participation
in 26 of the 28 sports in
which the MHSAA con-
ducts a postseason tour-
nament (not counting
separately 8-player foot-
ball).
Basketball and boys
swimming and diving led
the improvement among
boys sports, both moving
up two spots – boys bas-
ketball to fourth-most
participants nationally
and swimming and diving
up to seventh. Improving
one position in national
rank were boys bowling to
second, boys cross coun-
try to eighth, boys ice
hockey to third, boys
lacrosse to seventh and
boys soccer to eighth.
Only one boys sport
moved down in national
rank – wrestling from fifth
to sixth-most participants.
Baseball (seventh), 11-
player football (fifth), 8-
player football (14th),
boys golf (sixth), boys ski-
ing (fourth), boys tennis
(fifth) and boys track and
field (sixth) held constant
with 2011-12 rankings.
Girls cross country also
jumped up two spots on
its national ranking list,
from seventh to fifth in
2012-13. However, six girls
sports moved down their
respective lists: girls bas-
ketball from sixth to sev-
enth, girls golf from fifth
to sixth, girls lacrosse
from 12th to 13th, girls
soccer from eighth to
ninth, girls swimming and
diving also eighth to ninth
and girls tennis from third
to fourth. Girls bowling
(fourth), competitive
cheer (fifth), gymnastics
(12th), girls skiing
(fourth), softball (sev-
enth), girls track and field
(seventh) and volleyball
(fourth) repeated their
2011-12 national rank-
ings.
National participation
in high school sports in
2012-13 set a new record
for the 24th consecutive
year with 7,713,577 stu-
dents – an increase of
21,057 from the year
before – taking part.
Girls’ participation also
set a record for the 24th
straight year, increasing
this time 15,190 partici-
pants to 3,222,723 total.
Boys’ participation
bounced back from its
2011-12 decrease, the first
in two decades, increasing
by 5,867 participants in
2012-13 for a total of
4,490,854 – the second-
highest total on record for
boys national participa-
tion.
The MHSAA is a private,
not-for-profit corporation
of voluntary membership
by more than 1,500 public
and private senior high
schools and junior
high/middle schools
which exists to develop
common rules for athletic
eligibility and competi-
tion. No government
funds or tax dollars sup-
port the MHSAA, which
was the first such associa-
tion nationally to not
accept membership dues
or tournament entry fees
from schools. Member
schools which enforce
these rules are permitted
to participate in MHSAA
tournaments, which
attract approximately 1.6
million spectators each
year.
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Crooked Tree Golf Club,
located in Petoskey, and a
member of the Boyne
Resorts collection of golf
courses, is receiving a facelift
by renowned golf course
architect, Arthur Hills, who is
redesigning holes 16, 17, and
18. Construction is expected
to begin in late August and
the course will remain open
for play on holes 1 through
15 during the construction
period.
Hills and his associates at
Hills & Forrest -
International Golf Course
Architects have created a
plan to renovate Crooked
Tree Golf Club to make the
holes more playable.
Significant work is being
done to enhance the greens,
which are being relocated on
holes 16 and 17 and remod-
eled on all three holes. Other
upgrades include a
decreased slope on the 16th
fairway and reshaping of the
17th fairway in order to
improve the lines of sight to
the greens. Bunker work on
the 18th hole is also part of
the project. Boyne Resorts
will debut the newly
designed holes in the spring
of 2014.
Hills is no stranger to
working with Boyne Resorts.
In the mid-90s, Hills collabo-
rated with Boyne Resorts’
president of eastern opera-
tions, Stephen Kircher, in
designing the renowned Bay
Harbor Golf Club, and con-
structed his namesake
course, Arthur Hills, which
opened in 1999 at another
Boyne property, Boyne
Highlands Resort in Harbor
Springs.
“We are honored to once
again have the opportunity
to work with Arthur Hills, a
true golf legend,” said Bernie
Friedrich, Boyne Resorts’
senior vice president of golf
and retail. “Hills’ redesign of
Crooked Tree Golf Club’s fin-
ishing holes will have a great
impact on the playability of
the course while maintain-
ing the aesthetics and beau-
ty for which Crooked Tree
Golf Club is known.”
Crooked Tree Golf Club is
a hidden gem amongst
Michigan golf. Golfers dis-
covering this premier course
are rewarded with elevated
terrain and centuries-old
hardwoods, challenged with
blind shots and impeccable
greens, and are astonished
by scenic vistas and a stun-
ning location offering
breathtaking views of Lake
Michigan’s Little Traverse
Bay.
Crooked Tree Golf Club
was originally designed by
architect, Harry Bowers, and
opened in 1991.
For more information on
Crooked Tree Golf Club,
please visit BOYNE.com or
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800.462.6963
Famed Course Architect, Arthur Hills,
to Redesign Crooked Tree Golf Club
Here is a before photo of the
Gaylord cross country runners of
2013 just prior to leaving go
attend the annual preseason
camp at Pictured Rocks near
Munising in the Upper Peninsula.
The after photo shows the Gaylord
harriers enjoying some of the sun
and scenery of the majestic U.P.
after their arrival!
(photos courtesy of Jeff Kalember)
Gaylord
harriers
travel to
U.P.
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Daily Word
THURSDAY: 1 Peter 5:6-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He
may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the
alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your
faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
FRIDAY: Ephesians 6:13-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to
resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and
having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in
addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And
take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 With all prayer and petition pray at all
times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
SATURDAY: James 4:5-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 5 Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealous-
ly desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”? 6 But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the
proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God
and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
SUNDAY: Ephesians 4:23-29 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on
the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. 25 Therefore, laying aside
falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do
not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not give the devil an opportunity. 28 He who steals must steal no longer; but
rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of
the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
MONDAY: Acts 26:15-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 And I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom
you are persecuting. 16 But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and
a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you; 17 rescuing you from the
Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, 18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to
light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have
been sanctified by faith in Me.’
TUESDAY: Revelation 12:10-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation,
and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been
thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb
and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
WEDNESDAY: Romans 8:35-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation,
or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put
to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer
through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present,
nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of
God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
PASTOR’S
PERSPECTIVE
Pastor
Scott
Distler
Gaylord Evangelical Free Church
What’s the most intimidating thing about me to Satan? NOTH-
ING! In and of myself there is not one solitary thing that could in
any way intimidate the Devil. If I were to try to thwart off Satan on
my own, I would be completely doomed. But the truth is that Satan
is very intimidated by me. How can that be?
The answer is simple – it’s because I have put my faith in the
work of Jesus Christ accomplished through His death on the cross.
What does that have to with Satan? Colossians 2:14-15 teaches us
that through His death on the cross, Jesus “disarmed” Satan and all
of His rulers of darkness. Through His death, Jesus paid the penalty
for my sin and satisfied the wrath of a holy God against my sin.
Because of the cross, I have been forgiven. Because of the cross, I
belong to God. Because of the cross, I have an intimate relationship
with Jesus. Because of the cross, I have been given the free gift of
eternal life and now I live my life each day knowing for sure that I
am going to heaven.
As a result, the Bible says in James 4:7 that I can “resist the devil”
and he must “flee” from me. I can’t do that because of anything
about me but I can do that because of who I am in Jesus Christ
through the cross. It’s not about me – it’s about the cross! The cross
changed everything. As a result, the one thing that intimidates
Satan the most about me is my faith in Jesus’ work on the cross! The
truth is that if you have not put your faith in what Jesus did for you
through His death on the cross, then there is nothing about you
that can in any way, shape or form intimidate Satan. It’s the cross –
or it’s nothing!
Thoughts on...What’s the most
intimidating thing about you to Satan?
I don't listen to rumors about other people.
Don Mapes, Alanson
I know the word of God is true, so I know
anything the enemy tries to do to me will
defeat the enemies purpose and I know it
intimidates him. God is faithful to his
word.
Betty Jackson, Petoskey
The most intimidating thing about me to
Satan is the strong Christian friends and
family I have around me and the knowl-
edge that I am a son of God and through
that heritage I can come against him in the
name of my Father.
Phil Goldsmith, Alanson
(J) When I pray.
(B) Because I Know he's already been defeat-
ed and I let him know it.
Jen and Bill Wilson
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Small, private collector paying cash
for Baseball, Football cards before
1970. Gaylord area. 231-373-0842
APPLIANCES
SMALL REFRIGERATOR in good con-
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Call Kay 231-437-3230
AUTO PARTS
CASH FOR CARS. Any make, model
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AUTOMOBILES
1988 JAGUAR XJ6. Beautiful, low
miles, collector condition. $4,500
obo. 989-306-0787.
1989 Cadillac Brougham. Wow! Less
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with white vinyl roof, white leather,
wire wheels, cruise control, an out-
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$3,500. call 989-370-6058
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS. _
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2003 Cadillac Deville. Less than 62k
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2585.
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2009 Ford Taurus. 4 door, air, cruise,
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2011 Ford Focus SE. CARFAX 1
owner! Absolutely clean! Super
MPGs! Deep in Rubber! Traction con-
trol! Curtain Air Bags all rows. Tent
Sale Priced $11,949. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
CASH FOR CARS. Local Dealer buying
good quality used vehicles, Statewide
service. We will pick your vehicle up.
Call for a free appraisal. 231-627-
6700.
I BUY CARS! Wrecked or in need of
mechanical repair, 1995 and up.
Gaylord area. 989-732-9362
BOATS & MARINE
16 FOOT BASS Boat, 65 HP Merc.
Best offer. 989-350-7413.
19 FOOT STARCRAFT Pleasure Boat.
4 cyl Ford engine, Merc lower unit,
trailer included, excellent condition.
$3,500 obo. 989-306-0787.
BUILDING MATERIAL
DOORS. Exterior & Interior, $25 and
up. Also woodworking tools. Call for
info 989-370-6058
CLASSIC AUTO
1988 JAGUAR XJ6. Beautiful, low
miles, collector condition. $4,500
obo. 989-306-0787.
1989 Cadillac Brougham. Wow! Less
than 31k miles. A classic in white
with white vinyl roof, white leather,
wire wheels, cruise control, an out-
standing creampuff! Don’t miss it.
$3,449. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
CASH FOR OLD CARS. Please don't
send to crusher. Michel's Collision &
Restoration 231-348-7066
FOR SALE: 1940 FORD PICKUP. 231-
348-7066
COMPUTERS & OFFICE
COMPUTER GIVING YOU
HEADACHES? Call Dave the
Computer Doc at 989-731-1408 for
in-your-home or business repair, serv-
ice, upgrades, virus and spyware
removal, training.
FIREWOOD & WOODSTOVE
Affordable, clean, safe and efficient
wood heat. Central Boiler OUTDOOR
WOOD FURNACE. Heats multiple
buildings. Double L Tack Inc. 989-
733-7651
FIREWOOD, DRY. B. Moeke. 231-
631-9600
FREE ITEMS
HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE AWAY?
Free items classified ads run free of
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989-732-8160 or e-mail your ad to
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FRESH FOOD
$6.99 WALLEYE MEAL. Monday all
day only at Gobblers of Gaylord, 900
S. Otsego, Gaylord. 989-732-9005
COD ALMONDINE or chicken marcel-
la, $10.99. Try Bros Bistro, I-75 Exit
270, Waters. 989-705-1800
FURNITURE
2 MATCHING FLEXSTEEL SOFAS. They
look new. Nice Flower pattern on
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$480. Call 989-732-8160.
BEDROOM DRESSER set, really nice,
$150. Brown sectional with hide-bed.
989-350-7413
QUEEN SIZE BEDROOM SET. Dark
pine finish. 4 drawer chest, desk,
cannonball headboard, queen size
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GARAGE & YARD SALE
BARN/GARAGE SALE, Friday, Aug. 23,
8am-5pm, Sat, Aug. 24, 8am - 2pm.
338 Thumm Road, Gaylord. Clearing
last of big sale. Lots of big items:
antiques, furniture, sporting equip-
ment and much more.
ESTATE SALE - GAYLORD. 112 E. 6th
Street (at APS Mini Warehouse). Fri.,
Aug. 23, 9-5. Sat., Aug. 24, 9-2.
Antiques, china, furniture, books,
jewelry, MORE! For pictures go to
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0695.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Sell it
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Weekly Choice.
Junque in the Trunk, 9th annual com-
munity garage sale, sponsored by the
Grayling Promotional Association.
Saturday, August 31 from 10:00am
to 3:00pm in the parking lot of the
Grayling MiniMall. Reserve space for
$15. Find treasures at great prices.
For information, call Linda Schultz
989-348-9419.
There will be a Rummage Sale
Fundraiser benefiting the Crawford
County Commission on Aging &
Senior Center on Friday, August 23rd
through Sunday, August 25th located
at the building next to Glen’s Market
in Grayling on the I-75 Business loop,
courtesy of the Grayling Mini Mall.
The Rummage Sale will be open from
9am to 4pm each day.
GUNS
CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE CLASS,
$125, one day class. Certified
instructor, Ty Cole. 989-826-3907
HELP WANTED
Boyne City Public Schools has an
opening for a part-time Instructional
Technology Assistant. For details,
please visit www.boyne.k12.mi.us.
Christian Value Company seeks
spare time, part time, full time help
at home. Great income potential with
national roll out of revolutionary
Green Technology Products. Call 989-
619-7289.
Feature Writer – Grayling/Lewiston/
Mio – Report positive news and write
feature stories. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera, computer and posi-
tive outlook. E-mail info and samples
to Dave at Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
Full Time Auto & Truck Salesperson.
Retail sales experience is helpful and
preferred but will consider training
the right candidate. Must be honest,
hardworking, outgoing, punctual and
dependable. Must have current,
unrestricted Michigan driver's
license. Includes benefits. Apply in
person. Scheer Motors Chevy, Buick,
Chrysler, Dodge, Ram & Jeep. 829
Old 27 North, Grayling
Looking for an energetic early riser,
willing to do alternate weekends,
able to multi-task and enjoys having
things clean. Call Harbor Health and
Fitness Center at 231.547.8000 or
drop a resume off at HHFC 110
Clinton St. in downtown Charlevoix.
HELP WANTED
Looking for an energetic early riser,
willing to do alternate weekends,
able to multi-task and enjoys having
things clean. Call Harbor Health and
Fitness Center at 547-8000 or drop a
resume off at HHFC 110 Clinton St. in
downtown Charlevoix.
News Reporter – Boyne Falls –
Attend and report on local govern-
mental meetings, school board and
local news reporting. Experienced
writer and photographer a plus. Must
have Digital camera and computer. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
Part-Time LIBRARY ASSISTANT. Highly
desirable: Public library experience;
Children’s programming; Volunteer
coordinator; Knowledge of electronic
resources; Create flyers, posters,
etc.; Good customer service;
Excellent oral and written communi-
cation skills. 33 hours week. Wage
equivalent to experience. Deadline is
August 23, 2013 EOE. If interested
email letter of interest with resume to
dir@jvdl.info with subject: RESUME.
HELP WANTED
News Reporter – Boyne City – Attend
and report on local governmental
meetings, school board and local
news reporting. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera and computer. E-mail
info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
Photographers – Boyne City, East
Jordan, Petoskey, Grayling,
Cheboygan, Gaylord, Mancelona,
Mio, Onaway, Indian River,
Alanson/Pellston, Lewiston. The
Weekly Choice and Charlevoix County
News are always looking for great
photos of local sports and communi-
ty events in our coverage area. If you
take great digital photos and want to
share them with our readers in
Northern Michigan send me an e-
mail. Sports photos require a good
quality digital SLR camera. E-mail
Dave at Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
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area – Sports Reporter to cover local
sports. Independent Contractor posi-
tion requires experienced writer and
photographer. Must have Digital SLR
camera, computer and love sports. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
HELP WANTED
We are looking for qualified RV
Technicians. Pay based on experi-
ence. References required. Apply in
person at International RV World,
277 N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. Ask for Lisa.
HOMES FOR RENT
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage on
Chub Lake Ridge, fully furnished.
Gaylord. $1,095 a month. 989-619-
9317
HOMES FOR SALE
Beautiful contemporary home at the
Gaylord Country Club, 231-546-
3295.
Log cabin, Mackinaw City, Paradise
Lake, two car garage, reduced to
$43,500. 231-203-1856
NORTHLAND HOMES – We sell
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GERTA'S DRAPERIES: Everything in
Window Treatments Free estimates
and in home appointments.
Established 1958. Call 989-732-
3340 or visit our showroom at 2281
South Otsego Ave., Gaylord.
Globe Clock. Seiko clock in glass
globe, $25. Call 989-732-8160.
Lamps. Nice table lamps. 5 styles.
$35 each. Call 989-732-8160.
Wood Clock, desk or wall. $20. Call
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LAND & PROPERTY
Attention Golfers, Campers or
Snowmobilers! Vacant lot at Lakes of
the North. Taxes and assessments
paid up, clear title. $1000 OBO. 989-
875-2692
LAWN & GARDEN
Havahart Spray Away Motion
Activated water repellent spray
heads, new battery. Retail for $76.
$29 each. 7 available. Call 989-732-
8160.
LARGE GAS GRILL. Patio Classic, 4
burner. Top quality, includes full
propane tank. $160. Call 989-732-
8160
MANUFACTURED HOMES
For Rent or Sale on Contract. 3
Bedroom Manufactured home. $500
down, $500 month. Gaylord area
MSHDA approved 989-966-2037
NEW & REPOS: Double-Wides, 16's,
14's. Take anything on trade.
Financing available. A complete line
of parts. www.michiganeast-
sidesales.net. 989-966-2037
MISCELLANEOUS
$3.79 Breakfast; $5.99 Lunch; $6.99
Dinner homemade specials every day
only at Gobblers of Gaylord, 900 S.
Otsego, Gaylord. 989-732-9005
50 FOOT WOLMANIZED DOCK. $75.
Lawn mower, rear bag, $35. Fertilizer
spreader, $5. 2 pieces of 2x12 treated
lumber, $7.50 each. 989-705-1919.
BARB'S HOMEMADE DESSERTS.
Treat yourself to the best desserts in
town at Gobblers of Gaylord, 900 S.
Otsego, Gaylord. 989-732-9005
Beautiful wedding ring set, solitaire
with 14 smaller diamonds, newer
appraisal, $1,600. call 231-675-7005
PAN FRIED PERCH, 2 PIECE LUNCH
FOR ONLY $7.99. Try Bros Bistro, I-75
Exit 270, Waters. 989-705-1800
PEPSI – Gaylord Vending can supply
your business or office with vending
machines for Pepsi drinks for your
staff and customers. Serving
Gaylord, Petoskey, Boyne City,
Charlevoix, East Jordan, Grayling,
Lewiston, Mio and many areas in
Northern Michigan. We offer a full
line of popular snacks and drinks.
Locally owned and operated. Contact
us at 989-350-9238, 989-732-8160
or e-mail us at
GaylordVending@Gmail.com.
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tories and other materials designed
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home. Under NO circumstance
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bers. Also beware of ads that claim to
guarantee loans regardless of credit
and note that if a credit repair com-
pany does business only over the
phone it’s illegal to request any
money before delivering its service.
All funds are based in US dollars.
800 numbers may or may not reach
Canada.
2003 KUBOTA L3830 GST-F4WD.
Price: $4500. Very Good Condition. It
has been used for personal use only
on my property. mobees@live.com
DIVORCE $99. Covers children, cus-
tody, property & debts. Uncontested.
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THE OCEAN Corp. 10840 Rockley
Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train
for a New Career. Underwater welder.
Commercial diver. NDT/Weld inspec-
tor. Job Placement Assistance.
Financial aid available for those who
qualify. 800-321-0298.
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NOTES OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Positive Notes of Encouragement are
free in the Weekly Choice. Birthday,
Anniversary, Wedding,
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PETS
13 inch AKC tri-colored Beagle pup-
pies, 10 weeks old. Vet checked and
shots. Males, $250. Females, $275.
231-536-0350. cell 231-459-6926
CATS AND DOGS too at JUDIE'S DOG,
618 W. Mitchell, Gaylord. 989-705-
1115. Walk ins welcome for nail trim-
ming.
DOG TRAX GROOMING. Downtown
Gaylord, 220 Michigan Ave. Call for
your appointment today, 989-705-
TRAX (8729)
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
24 FOOT TRAVEL TRAILER. 1996
Mallard. Self contained, new water
heater, clean, well kept. $3,500.
989-306-0787
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
ALL NEW Flex by Augusta Luxury
Travel Trailers. We are the Exclusive
Dealer for Flex Travel Trailers in
Northern and Central Michigan. Flex
Travel Trailers have been recognized
as one of the best travel trailers ever
made. Stop by this week and take a
tour. International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm.
CAMPER: Home-made single axle;
fully equipped 2 person bunk bed
with all bedding; porta-potti; TV; AC,
sink, cook stove; microwave; AM-FM
cassette player radio; heater; all
accessories; roof rack to carry boat
or canoe; weights only 1200 lbs. Pull
with small compact car, $2,000 or
best offer. Call Fenner 989-448-
8592
New 2013 Avalanche 295 Fifth
Wheel. 3 Slideouts, rear living room.
MSRP $51,433. Sale Price $39,900.
Save $11,533. Summer Hours:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm. International RV World, 277
N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700
New 2013 Catalina 30BHS Travel
Trailer in Bazinga Stone color. This
30ft travel trailer is the perfect fami-
ly coach. It will sleep 9 people and
the family pet. It has a private bed-
room for 3 kids and a private bed-
room for mom and dad. Reduced to
$21,900. Summer Hours: Monday –
Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am –
5pm, Sunday Noon – 4pm.
International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700
New 2013 Grey Wolf 19RR 19 foot
Travel Trailer. Toy Hauler, sleeps 5,
air, awning, furnace. MSRP $23,995.
Sale Price $15,995. Petoskey RV
USA, 2215 US Highway 31 N.
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-347-
3200.
New 2013 Greystone 33CK Fifth
Wheel. Complete with an outside
kitchen, a fully enclosed master bed-
room, and spacious kitchen/living
area. And for those inevitable rainy
days there's a sanctuary for the kids
with 3 bunks, a trundle bed, and an
entertainment stand! Reduced to
$35,900. Summer Hours: Monday –
Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am –
5pm, Sunday Noon – 4pm.
International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700
New 2014 Forest River RV Rockwood
Signature Ultra Lite 8289WS 31 foot
Fifth Wheel. Triple Slide Rockwood
Signature Ultra Lite FW, Diamond
Package, Rear Living Area w/2-
Lounge Chairs, Hide-a-Bed
Sofa/Refrig./3-Burner Range, Micro.,
Free-Standing Dinette/Entertainment
Center Slide, Kitchen Island w/Sink,
Garden Shower, Queen Bed & Much
More. Available Options May Include:
Gas Grill, Recliners, 22 TV. MSRP
$43,942. Sale Price $35,995.
Petoskey RV USA, 2215 US Highway
31 N. Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone
231-347-3200.
New Coachmen Freedom Express
21TQX Hybrid Travel Trailer. 3 Pop out
queen beds, MSRP $27,028. Sale
Price $18,900. Save $8,128.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday
9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday Noon – 4pm. International
RV World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
REDUCED $13,000 TO $15,000. We
have two 2013 Avalanche Fifth
Wheels left. These have to go! One is
29.5 feet, the other is 34 feet. These
luxury fifth wheels have 3 or 4 slide-
outs and lots of extras but they have
been here too long. They are 2 of the
last 2013 models on our lot. We have
cut the price to the bone. We want
them gone this week! Stop in and
browse through these units. You will
love these fifth wheels and you love
the savings even more. International
RV World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday
9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday Noon – 4pm.
Register before September 6, 2013
to win a Tailgate party at the Detroit
Tigers baseball game. The game is
Sunday, September 15, 2013. The
Tigers are hosting the Kansas City
Royals. The trip includes 4 tickets to
the game and a guaranteed great
time as the Tigers head into the play-
offs. International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm.
Register before September 6, 2013
to win a Tailgate party at the Detroit
Tigers baseball game. The game is
Sunday, September 15, 2013. The
Tigers are hosting the Kansas City
Royals. The trip includes transporta-
tion in one of our Recreational
Vehicles, 4 tickets to the game and a
guaranteed great time as the Tigers
head into the playoffs. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm. International RV World, 277
N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700
Used 1995 Jayco 9.5 Truck Camper.
Great shape. Reduced to $3,500.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday
9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday Noon – 4pm. International
RV World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700
Used 2000 Fleetwood Bounder 36S
Motorhome. One owner, excellent
condition, newer Michelin tires. Call
for a test drive. Summer Hours:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm. International RV World, 277
N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700
Used 2005 Spirit of America Travel
Trailer 249TB. Reduced to $6,995.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday
9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday Noon – 4pm. International
RV World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700
Used 2011 Sprinter Copper Canyon
273 5th Wheel. 3 Slide-outs.
Reduced to $24,995. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm. International RV World, 277
N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700
Used 2013 Bighorn 370 B Fifth
Wheel. Reduced to $35,900.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday
9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday Noon – 4pm. International
RV World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700
Used 2013 Gulfstream Visa 19RV
Travel Trailer. Reduced to $16,995.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday
9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday Noon – 4pm. International
RV World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700
RESORT
Cabins and Lake House for rent
through October on 1,000 acre lake
in Hiawatha National Forest. Pots,
pans, dishes and bedding furnished.
Also have Camping spaces for RV’s
and Tents. Located in the Eastern
Upper Peninsula near East Lake in
Mackinac County. Secluded,
Waterfront location. Call Dee at East
Lake Resort, 906-430-0127, 1383
W. East Lake Court, Fibre, Michigan
SERVICES
DJ/KARAOKE SERVICE available for
weddings, clubs or parties.
References and information at
www.larryentertainment.com. 989-
732-3933
EFFICIENT HEATING AND COOLING.
Furnaces, Air Conditioning, Sales and
Service. Quality Workmanship 989-
350-1857
FRED'S TV & APPLIANCE SERVICE. 33
years experience. In home service.
989-732-1403
SNACKS & DRINKS – Gaylord
Vending can supply your business or
office with vending machines for
snacks and Pepsi products for your
staff and customers. Serving
Gaylord, Petoskey, Boyne City,
Charlevoix, East Jordan, Grayling,
Lewiston, Mio and many areas in
Northern Michigan. We offer a full
line of popular snacks and drinks
including a line-up of healthy prod-
ucts. Locally owned and operated.
Contact us at 989-350-9238, 989-
732-8160 or e-mail us at
GaylordVending@Gmail.com.
SPORTING GOODS
ROUND OF GOLF for 4 at Treetops,
$80. Good until 8/9/14. 989-732-
1198.
STORAGE
APS Mini-Warehouse of Gaylord has
5x10 units available for just $35 a
month. No long term contract neces-
sary. In town, safe storage. Larger
units also available. Call 989-732-
8160.
Heated or Cold storage available for
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, 989-
732-0724
SUV
2 to Choose from. 2012 Ford Escape.
Air, cruise. As low as $249 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2002 Toyota RAV 4. 4WD, air, cruise,
nice. As low as $199 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2003 Ford Escape XLS. 4x4, air,
cruise. As low as $199 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2003 Honda Pilot EX 4x4. CARFAX 1
owner! Awesome 4x4! Pewter cloth,
CD w/audio controls on wheel, deep
tread Michelin tires! A very well care
for auto, with great features! $9,949.
Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861
US 31 North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-
2585.
2003 Mercedes Benz ML 320.
Leather, navigation, nice. As low as
$199 a month. Rivertown Auto
Group, The Best for Less 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
2003 Mercury Mountaineer. 3rd row
seating, leather, power sunroof, tow
pkg. As low as $199 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2004 Isuzu Axiom. Leather, power
moonroof, loaded. As low as $199 a
month. Rivertown Auto Group, The
Best for Less 989 VFW Road,
Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 4x4, 4
new tires. As low as $199 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2006 Ford Explorer. 4x4, tow pkg,
new tires. AS LOW AS $199 A
MONTH. Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
www.drivenow123.com
2007 Buick Rendezvous CXL.
Leather, sunroof, 3rd row seat. AS
LOW AS $199 A MONTH. Drive Now
Auto Sales, 2215 US Highway 31 N
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-347-
3200. www.drivenow123.com
SUV
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Limited. 4x4, leather, power sunroof,
new tires. AS LOW AS $249 A
MONTH. Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
www.drivenow123.com
2007 GMC Acadia SLE. AWD, DVD,
rear entertainment, 3rd row seat AS
LOW AS $199 A MONTH. Drive Now
Auto Sales, 2215 US Highway 31 N
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-347-
3200. www.drivenow123.com
2007 Jeep Compass Sport 4x4. Just
arrived! 4 wheel drive and Nice! CD,
deep tread tires on alloys! Great safe-
ty features curtain air bags, fog
lights, with light gray cloth. $9,949.
Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861
US 31 North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-
2585.
2008 Saturn VUE. V-6, aluminum
rims, clean. AS LOW AS $199 A
MONTH. Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
www.drivenow123.com
2009 Chevy Traverse LS. AWD, 3rd
row seat. AS LOW AS $199 A MONTH.
Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215 US
Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200. www.dri-
venow123.com
2010 Chevy Equinox. AWD, loaded,
nice. As low as $219 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2011 Dodge Nitro. 4x4, only 80K. As
low as $289 a month. Rivertown Auto
Group, The Best for Less 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
Pull your boat, travel trailer or snow-
mobiles with this 1999 GMC
Suburban. Clean and never smoked
in. Lots of room for the whole family.
V-8, 5.7 Liter, 4WD, 158,000 miles,
Leather, Third Seat, New Tires Last
Fall. $3,000 (over $1,000 below
KBB). Call 989-370-0518
TRACTORS
1954 8N FORD TRACTOR. Restored,
new 12 volt battery, fairly new tires,
starter overhauled. $2,700 obo. 231-
625-2155. Ask for Richard.
TRAILERS
New 2013 Interstate 8’ x 24’ Cargo
Trailer. Hard to find. V Nose, ramp,
side entrance. MSRP $7,995. Sale
Price $6,995. Petoskey RV USA,
2215 US Highway 31 N. Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
Open Galvanized Steel Angle Iron
Utility Trailer by Forest River, Triple
Angle Tongue, 6-1/2’ x 12’ Single
Axle w/Gate. MSRP $2,695. Sale
Price $1,595. Petoskey RV USA,
2215 US Highway 31 N. Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
TRUCKS
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT. 4x4,
bedliner, air, cruise, tow pkg. As low
as $199 a month. Rivertown Auto
Group, The Best for Less 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
2003 Chevy S-10 LS Crew Cab 4x4.
Perfect truck for any season! Room
for passengers and cargo, CD, Tow,
Alloys, truck bed liner, power win-
dows, Air blows cold, charcoal cloth
seating, Great tent sale priced
$5,949. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Limited. 4x4, leather, power sunroof,
new tires. AS LOW AS $249 A
MONTH. Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
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2008 GMC Sierra 1500. Bedliner, air,
cruise, CD. Priced to move. Only
$9,900. Rivertown Auto Group, The
Best for Less 989 VFW Road,
Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
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1349 S. Otsego,
GayIord, MI 49735
(989) 732-2477 www.SmithReaItyGayIord.com
daIe j. smith
Associate Broker
CRS, RAM, ABR
Wendie Forman
Associate Broker GRI,
Property Manager
Heather Guss
ReaItor Associate
Mike Perdue
ReaItor Associate
BRING YOUR BUSINESS
to this attractive location! Perfect for many po-
tential business uses. Neat and clean showroom
that offers storage and office space. Features an
8x10 overhead door for easy access. Sitting on
3 large lots, this property is perfect for develop-
ment or perhaps outdoor merchandise. Land
contract terms available as building is move in
ready! High Visibility on M-32.
$67,500. MLS #281860
SUPER VALUE
in this prime retail
location with access
from S. Wisconsin
and S. Illinois. High
Visibility/ High traffic.
Quality building with
open floor plan and
lots of windows.
Additional fully insulated and heated 24x38 work shop. Lots of room with footprint
additional building(s) if necessary.
$275,000. MLS #286673
HIGH VISIBILITY
on the Business Loop -
offers great parking- site
allows for expansion and
multiple uses. Priced
well below duplication
cost. Remodeled 5 years
ago, shows like new! 8,500 sq. ft. building - 3000 sq. ft. leased - remaining 5,500 was
an operating Physical Therapist including pool. Great Location!
$279,800. MLS #285714
GREAT
LOCATION
High Traffic, High Visi-
bility.. Lots of possibili-
ties!! High quality,
commercial-retail-execu-
tive offices. 24x28
garage, cathedral ceil-
ings, fireplace, plenty of room to expand. Has guest house 20x22.
$189,000. MLS #285827
COMPLETELY
REMODELED
IN 1998
Tile, carpet and wood floors.
Two units - first unit has
2,500 square feet and second
unit has 4,000 square feet
each with a separate meter.
Ideal for Owner occupied and
to lease the other. High
quality - radiant floor heat. Ample parking and storage.
$149,000. MLS #285836
GREAT
LOCATION
for sports bar! Former
Fireside Inn building
in need of repairs, but
has tons of potential.
This unique property
also has a fenced-in ball field. Includes 14 X 10 walk-in cooler! Possibilities are end-
less. Liquor license is available. Seller offering terms.
$350,000. MLS #282453
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WANTED
Small, private collector paying cash
for Baseball, Football cards before
1970. Gaylord area. 231-373-0842
Wanted to Buy: Mineral rights which
are under current production. For
information, call Rick at 989-858-
3783
WANTED
Wanted: OUTBOARD MOTORS, any
size, running or not. Also selling
Outboard Motors. Call 231-546-
6000
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Pull your boat, travel trailer or snowmobiles
with this 1999 GMC SUBURBAN
Clean and never smoked in.
Lots of room for the whole
family. V-8, 5.7 Liter, 4WD,
158,000 miles, Leather, Third
Seat, New Tires Last Fall.
$3,000
(over $1,000 below KBB).
Call 989-370-0518
WANTED
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which are under
current production.
For information,
call Rick at
989-858-3783
By Jim Akans
Nothing epitomizes the beauty, relaxation, and allure of “life
in the North” better than a lakefront home of your own. This
week’s feature listing, located on approximately 86 feet of sandy
beach frontage on Heart Lake near Gaylord, offers that extraor-
dinary northern appeal at a very appealing price.
This three-bedroom, two-bath, single level home has approxi-
mately 1,152 square feet of superbly updated interior living
space as well. It has a “like new” feeling to the design, décor
and amenities, which includes a large, open kitchen and dining
area complete with wood flooring and lots of cabinet and coun-
tertop space, a huge open deck area that overlooks the sugar-
sand beach and crystal blue water, a wooden walkway with rail-
ing leading to the beach, even more deck area at the beach, and
a very special bonus; a detached two-and-a-half car garage for
keeping vehicles, watercraft, and snowmobiles safe and secure.
The home also features efficient natural gas heat, and many
more extras that must be seen!
Pride of ownership is very apparent in this exceptional water-
front home and property, and it is listed at just $199,500. Call
Bill Whyte at Real Estate One today for a private showing; (989)
705-8284 or email Bill@whyte-house.com
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Office: 989-732-1707 Toll Free: 800-828-9372
1738 S. Otsego Ave., P.O. Box 641 Gaylord, MI 49735
Listings
Needed!
Our Inventory is
SELLING!
LOOKING FOR A HAIR, NAIL OR TANNING
SALON BUSINESS?
HERE IT IS! High Traffic Area just East of Atlanta on M-32. Lots
of Parking and Frontage on the Thunder Bay River. Please have
your buyer pre-qualified with an Chemical Bank Loan Officer
of institution of choice. $39,900. MLS #281664
EXCEPTIONAL HOME
Custom Prow Front Ranch-Kitchen redone in 2006-New
Cabinets- Tile ceramic floors - Lighting- All stainless steel appli-
ances- Natural gas Furnace with pellet stove for low heating
costs. - Black top Driove- Fenced in backyard - Beautifully land-
scaped with irrigation system. Many extras and a Great
Location! $179,000. MLS #286694
VALUE PRICED
3 Bed, 2 Bath Home with 2 1/2 Car Garage in Vanderbilt.
Updated Master Bath with Double Sinks, Large Tub and
Stainless Steel Fixtures. Newer Roof and Maintenance Free
Vinyl Siding. Large Deck and Fenced In Yard for Privacy. Extra
Long Garage with Lots of Built In Storage and Workshop Too.
Economical Natl Gas Heat. Own for Less than Rent. Ready For
You To Move In Today. $39,900. MLS #286526
GREAT
PRICE
for More Than 300
Feet of Frontage
on Outstanding
Fishing Traverse
Lake. Private Lake
with No Access to
Lake Unless You
Own
Property...Here's
Opportunity to
Own!
$25,800.
MLS #285316
PEACEFUL
UP NORTH
Custom Built 3
Bed, 3 Bath
Home on 10
Wooded Acres.
Private Setting
Flourishing with
Wildlife
(see Elk-Deer in back yard). New Maple Flooring, Field Stone
Fireplace,T&G Vaulted Ceiling, Built In Appliances,Wet Bar, Jet
Tub, Sauna. Large Deck, Naturally Landscaped, 2 1/2 Car
Attached Garage, Car Port and Additional 24x24 Out Building.
Close to Gaylord, Petoskey, Boyne Falls. $310,000.
MLS #280633
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3 Bed, 2 Bath
Ranch with
Walkout
Basement.
More Than 3,000 Square Feet of Living Space with a Hot Tub,
Sauna, and Wood Burning Stove. Split Floor Plan with Master
Suite and Main Floor Laundry. Nicely Size 3 Car Garage plus a
40 x 56 Heated, Insulated Shop with 3 Phase Power. Located in
NE Charlevoix County (Petoskey Schools) on More Than 13
Acres of Hardwoods and Maples.Trails Throughout and State
Land Across the Road. Great Value for Great Northern Michigan
Living. $174,500. MLS #286421
GREAT SQUARE
10 North of Vanderbilt in Woodland Hills sub. Great Building
Site or Hunting Parcel. $15,500. MLS #281401
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On the Market
1478 E. Heart Lake Drive, Gaylord
Contact; Bill Whyte, Real Estate One, Gaylord (989) 705-8284
Beautifully updated home near
Gaylord with Heart Lake frontage
Real Estate
Clear the
Clutter and
Sell Your
House
Compliments of Ed Wohlfiel
Part 2 of 2
Here are some particular areas you should
pay attention to as you declutter.
Keep furniture to a minimum in your liv-
ing areas so that your rooms look bigger.
Clear out shoes, coats, umbrellas and
other outdoor items from your foyer or
mudroom.
Move out big pieces of equipment, such as
guitars, amps, drum sets, or exercise equip-
ment.
Take down your personal photos and store
them for yourself. Let the buyer imagine
putting pictures of their own family on the
walls, tables and shelves.
Get rid of old newspapers, books and
magazines, recycling if you can.
Organize your wires in computers, print-
ers, televisions and other electronic equip-
ment so that it doesn’t look sloppy and over-
whelming.
Take away those boxes of tissue, medi-
cines, magazines and other items you might
have on your nightstand and keep just
lamps, clocks and maybe a book or two on
them.
Edit your bookshelves so that you have a
neat, orderly space with books and perhaps
a few decorative items, like a vase, globe or
other art object.
Remove everything from your kitchen
countertops, keeping only essentials like a
toaster. Add decorating items sparingly
(bowls of unblemished fruit look nice). And
clear off all those magnetized coupons and
your child’s artwork from the refrigerator.
Arrange the shelves in your pantry nicely.
Have everything point in the same direction
so that it looks neat and organized.
Get rid of sickly plants and only keep a few
healthy looking ones on display.
Make sure your beds are made and all
extraneous items, like clothes, toys or shoes,
are off the floor.
Clear out the bathrooms and spruce them
up with some fresh soaps, towels or maybe
flowers. Hide your razors, toothbrushes and
shampoos out of sight in a cabinet while
your house is being shown.
Clean out your closets so they aren’t
packed to the rafters.
989-732-8160
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