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Agency in Big Rapids!
Specializing in Competitive
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• Honeymoon Planning
• Group Travel • Cruise Travel
• International Travel Specialist
• Hotel Reservations
• Car Rentals
Angela Ayling ~ Owner
206 S. Third Ave. • Ste B
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(Located next to Cash & Carry Lumber
in the Bleeker Insurance Building)
Phone:
231-796-0276
Fax: 231-796-2058
Email: angela@mytime2travel.us
BIG RAPIDS
FURNITURE
$500,000
Of Excess Inventory
Has Been Slashed to
½ the Sofas, ½ the Bedrooms,
½ the Dining Rooms, ½ the
Mattresses, ½ the Recliners!
Plus, all the remaining Furniture,
Bedding and all In-Stock Floor
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Store Hours:
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Fri 9am-7pm
Sat 9am-6pm
Sun Noon-4pm
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FREE DANCE ADMISSION
1-30-10
Take Advantage
Of The Warmer
Weather!
Come and join our
friendly crowd.
SIERRA (formerly Sweet Country)
playing a variety of music for your lis-
tening pleasure the last Saturday of
every month. Open to the public.
Morley American Legion, 2560 North-
land Drive, Morley, MI. Music 7pm-
11pm. Food and beverages avail-
able from the club. Questions, Call
Gerry (231)796-2490
WE SELL
MICHE BAGS!
Call to place an order
or book a party.
Mary at
(231)796-1268 Kristyn
at (231)250-3950
Please Shovel
Out Your Mailbox!
If our drivers can’t reach
your mailbox, they can’t
deliver your shopper’s
guide and/or newspa-
per.
Give our drivers a hand
and shovel around your
mailbox. Thank You!
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• Refreshments
• Entertainment
• Festival of the Arts Exhibits
• Tours of the Renovated Facilities
- Elevator
- Gallery & Gift Shop
- Art & Music Studios
- Gathering Spaces for Community Use on All Three Floors
- Art Classrooms
- Pottery Studio
- Dance Floors
- Performance Areas
- Meeting Rooms
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106 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids
231-796-2420
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We are opening Saturday,
January 30th at 11:00am
Spring has sprung
at Dairy Queen!
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Accommodate Large Parties
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Hours: 11am-2pm
231.796.3803
706 Perry Ave., Big Rapids (located Inside The Gate)
Belle Oakes
Retirement Living
ACCOMMODATIONS
Thirty-four suites: Studio • One bedroom economy
• One bedroom standard • One bedroom deluxe
All suites offer the following amenities:
• Kitchenette area with refrigerator, and microwave
• Private living room and bath
• Freedom to furnish and decorate with own personal items to maintain individuality
• A variety of gathering places to entertain family and friends
• Community living room/library areas with fireplace
• Hospitality suite
• On-site beauty and barber shop
• General store and/or sweet shop
• Indoor, outdoor, and community activities
• Gardening in raised beds for all to enjoy
• Emergency call system in each suite
• Daily meals and snacks
• Housekeeping services
• Cable included
SERVICES
AMENITIES
Respites Rooms Available
Esther Nederhood, RN, Owner
(231) 779-4671 Fax: (231) 779-4038
Between Cadillac & Lake City, MI
Welcome in 2010
with
2 BIG SALES
City of Wyoming and Regular Auction
View pictures and details on each unit at
www.expresswayautoauction.org
Absolute – Last Bid Buys Auction
First Monday of each month.
Regular auction to follow.
Special fees for this auction
starting as low as $50.00
Mon., Jan. 25 • 6:30 PM
Mon., Feb. 25 • 6:15 PM
8930 Maple Hill • Howard City
2 miles N of Howard City, Exit
120 US-131 X-way & M-46 East
231-937-5868
800-560-0838
Forward Realty, Inc.
105 Linden St
Big Rapids, MI
(231) 796-4808
www.century21forwardrealty.com
4 bedroom, 2 bath home in
GreenHaven sub. Remodeled
within past 7 years. Huge lot,
house is spotless! $139,900
10002468
2 story 5 bedroom, 2 bath shell
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inside. Has partial basement with
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Our Experienced Team:
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CORRECTION
The Muffler Man’s full
page ad that was pub-
lished in the January 18,
2010 Tri County Shopper,
inadvertently stated that
they carried a different
brand of motor oil other
than . Muffler
Man of Big Rapids has
always and will always
use for all oil
changes.
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Tri-County
Classifieds
Baldwin, Big Rapids
Evart, Reed City, Rodney
(231)592-8348
Deadline:
Thursday, 12noon
Email:
classified@pioneergroup.com
Go Online:
www.pioneergroup.com
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PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF BIG RAPIDS
DIAL-A-RIDE PUBLIC TRANS-
PORTATION SYSTEM PROPOSED
STATE AND FEDERAL SECTION 5311
APPLICATION FOR OPERATING AND
CAPITAL ASSISTANCE
All citizens are advised that the City of Big
Rapids has prepared an application for
State of Michigan financial assistance
for fiscal year 2011, as required under Act
51 of the Public Acts of 1951, as amend-
ed, and for federal assistance as required
under the Federal Transit Act, as amend-
ed.
The City of Big Rapids is requesting
$141,729.00 in state operating assis-
tance for general public transit services;
$64,624.00 for Federal Section 5311
operating assistance.
The City of Big Rapids ensures that the
level and quality of transportation services
is provided without regard to race, color,
or national origin in accordance with Title
VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For more
information regarding our Title VI obli-
gations or to file a complaint please con-
tact us at the address given below.
The proposed application is on file at
the City of Big Rapids, Office of the City
Clerk, 226 North Michigan Avenue, Big
Rapids, Michigan and may be reviewed
during a 30-day calendar period begin-
ning January 31, 2010 and ending March
1, 2010, between the hours of 8 a.m
and 5 p.m on days City Hall is open for
business.
Written comments regarding the appli-
cation and/or written requests for a pub-
lic hearing to review the application must
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231-796-8681
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DIRECTOR
Michael Mohnke
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Continuing a Tradition of Service Since 1916
Favorite Archery Store
Mike & Billie
Thank you, Mecosta County, for voting
us your favorite archery store!!
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Live Bait • Mousees
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WINTER HOURS:
Tuesday through Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm • Closed Mondays
796-7355 & 796-0602
18261
Northland
Drive
1029
N. State
Street
BOYD BROWER
Sales Manager
FULL SERVICE DEPARTMENT
ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TITLE & PLATE
OPEN SATURDAYS UNTIL 3PM!
ONLY$3,995PLUS TAX
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MCC hosts Michigan’s
‘First Gentleman’ Dan
Mulhern
SIDNEY — Montcalm
Community College hosts a
presentation by Michigan’s
First Gentleman Dan Mulhern
from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at
the M-TEC in Greenville.
During his presentation,
“Change: Leading Across
Trembling Ground,” Mulhern
speaks to the everyday
leader and offers strategies
to improve leadership
skills, achieve results and
gain greater professional
satisfaction. The presentation
is free, but registration
is required by calling the
M-TEC at (616) 754-7706.
A limited number of boxed
lunches are available for $5.25
each and must be ordered
when registering for this
presentation.
As Michigan’s first “First
Gentleman,” Mulhern is a
champion for the cause of state
volunteerism and community
service, as chairman of the
Michigan Community Service
Commission (MCSC). He is
an accomplished leadership
coach and organizational
development expert and is
using those skills to guide the
Office of Great Workplace
Development, whose aim is to
make the State government
a “great place to do great
work.” He has similarly taken
on the lead role in promoting
the practices of Michigan’s
companies recognized as
“great companies to work for.”
MCC Director of Workforce
Development Leslie Wood
recently heard Mulhern speak.
“I was energized by his
approach to the belief that
everyone can impact their
community by realizing their
leadership strengths,” Wood
said. “We are all leaders and
we all have the potential to
use our strengths to help our
communities grow and thrive
in today’s uncertain economy.”
Mulhern is a prolific public
speaker and recently published
a book titled “Everyday
Leadership: Getting Results
in Business, Politics and
Life.” This book illuminates
leadership lessons that help
everyday people lead better
every day. He shares his
personal experiences as he
writes about real people as
leaders. In his stories, Mulhern
explores and discusses both
successful strategies and
various misconceptions he
has observed in leadership
practice, and offers his
thoughts and ideas on how
to negotiate the various
challenges leadership can
present. He also writes and
publishes a weekly e-column
called “Reading for Leading”
that stimulates the thought
and development of leaders
around the country. “Reading
for Leading” is available free
of charge to anyone with
an interest in leadership.
Visit www.michigan.gov/
firstgentleman or e-mail
FirstGentleman@Michigan.
gov to subscribe to the
newsletter.
Mulhern’s presentation
concludes with a book signing,
and books will be available for
purchase during the event.
MCC’s M-TEC is located
at 1325 Yellow Jacket Dr.,
Greenville.
Census confusion could
cost Michigan funding
From Staff Reports
MECOSTA – Those who live
in Michigan six months or
more out of the year should fill
out their 2010 census forms
when they return to the state,
according to the Mecosta
County Commission on Aging.
The census information is set
to be distributed in February
and March, when many
“snowbirds” are already at
their southern addresses.
Just write “usual residence
elsewhere” on the document,
and return it without
completing the information,
reported the Area Agency on
Aging of Western Michigan.
Those who live in Michigan for
six months or more will have a
form mailed to their Michigan
address. They can fill out that
form when they return to their
northern home.
Because federal funding to
state and local entities are
based on census populations,
uncounted people could cost
the state millions.
It is a situation that could
be very costly for Michigan’s
senior services, said AAA
Executive Director Tom
Czerwinski. This could reduce
funding for the state at a
time when state dollars are
decreasing.
Keep Germs from
Invading Your Home
(NewsUSA) - If your home is
your castle, you need to defend
it from the invading hoards --
of germs, that is.
Family members can pick up
germs, such as disease-causing
fungi, protozoa, bacteria
and viruses, anywhere and
at any time. Germs can be
transfered from work, your
child’s daycare or a cough from
a stranger on a bus. And once
one family member becomes
ill, the whole house may very
well succumb to infection.
You can’t disinfect the whole
world, but you can take
steps to keep disease from
penetrating your home’s
borders. Luckily, one of the
best ways to stop germs is also
one of the easiest -- wash your
hands with soap and warm
water for 15 to 20 seconds
frequently throughout the day.
Teach children to wash their
hands for the correct amount
of time by asking them to
scrub for as long as it takes
to sing the “Happy Birthday”
song twice. If you’re not near
a faucet, use hand-sanitizing
wipes or gels to clean your
hands.
Take care not to touch your
eyes, nose or mouth -- it’s
an easy way to transport
germs from surfaces like door
knobs and keyboards to the
areas of your body that are
most susceptible to invasion.
Instruct your children to
avoid touching their faces,
but do remember that kids
will be kids -- they’re going
to wipe their noses and rub
their eyes sooner or later.
You can, however, kill germs
in the eyes or mouth before
they cause sickness. Try using
a non-alcohol anti-germ
spray, such as McClyns (www.
mygermspray.com). The gentle
formula can be sprayed into
the eyes, nose, mouth or any
other entry point, such as a
small cut or abrasion, to kill
more than 60 pathogens by
99.9 percent. Using the spray
after sitting next to a coughing
co-worker or after your kids
come home from school will
keep germs from crossing your
threshold.
If someone in your home does
get sick, make sure that they
stay home until they’re no
longer contagious. That way,
you won’t unwittingly cause
others to bring germs into
their own homes.
Decode Your Child’s
Secret Online Language
(NewsUSA) - AFAYC (As
Far As You’re Concerned),
kids might as well be typing
IMs, chats, e-mails and text
messages in another language.
Which is, of course, the point
-- Internet shorthand helps
kids in KPC, or Keeping
Parents Clueless.
It’s natural for kids to want to
have private conversations,
but parents need to know if
they’re being cyberbullied,
lured by strangers, or exposed
to unacceptable behavior.
Since 62 percent of kids have
at least one profile on a social
networking site, parents have
to know what they’re saying
and what is being said to them.
According to one survey, 95
percent of parents cannot
decipher common acronyms,
which can be dangerous.
If someone tells your child
to “GNOC,” do you know
that means “Get Naked on
Camera”?
To help parents track -- and
understand -- their children’s
online communications,
SpectorSoft Corporation
(www.SpectorSoft.com), maker
of Internet monitoring and
surveillance products, recently
created its “Parent’s Guide
to Internet Lingo,” which is
available as a free download
at www.FreeLingoGuide.com.
The guide contains one of the
most comprehensive lists of
acronyms available, defining
everything from “ADAD”
(Another Day Another Dollar)
to “ZZZ” (Sleeping, Bored,
Tired).
“Many of today’s kids are more
savvy than their parents when
using the Internet, which is
why it’s critical to know exactly
what they’re saying in chat and
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The Tri County
News Shopper
115 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307
Serving over 18,000 homes
weekly in the communities of
Baldwin, Big Rapids, Bitely,
Branch, Brohman, Chase,
Chippewa Lake, Evart,
Hersey, Idlewild, Leroy,
Luther, Paris, Reed City,
Rodney, Sears, Tustin, and
White Cloud
For classified or display
information call or fax:
231-796-4831
FAX 231-796-1152
Email: sharon@pioneergroup.com
Advertising Director - Sharon Frederick
Account Reps - Deb Romanowski, Danette Doyle,
Dawn Brock
Classifieds - Kelly Last
Email: klast@pioneergroup.com
Composition Supervisor - Kym Roldan
Here’s My Card Deadline: Wednesday Noon
Display Ad & Classified Ad Deadline:
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IM, and whether new concepts
are being introduced to them
by others,” said SpectorSoft
President C. Douglas Fowler.
The company also updated the
2010 version of its SpectorPro
software, which monitors
and records every action a
child takes online, to include
a built-in Internet Lingo
translation feature. When
parents roll the computer
mouse over an unfamiliar
acronym or abbreviation, the
software immediately reveals
its meaning. A worthwhile
investment to be sure, as
SSEWBA (Someday Soon,
Everything Will Be Acronyms).
For more information, visit
www.FreeLingoGuide.com.
Enjoy Pregnancy Without
Foot Pain
(NewsUSA) - Pregnant women
often complain about aching
feet -- and for good reason.
Weight gain, swelling and foot
instability increase during
pregnancy, causing soreness.
Modern women also stay active
longer into their pregnancies,
putting more strain on their
feet.
“In the last five years, I’ve
seen an increase in pregnant
women with foot pain because
more women than ever before
are active, even running
marathons, during their
pregnancies,” says Marybeth
Crane, DPM, FACFAS, a
Dallas-area foot and ankle
surgeon.
But according to the American
College of Foot and Ankle
Surgeons (ACFAS), no woman
has to endure sore feet during
pregnancy -- the pain can
be treated. ACFAS offers
the following guidelines for
alleviating foot problems
related to pregnancy:
* Painful, Swollen Feet.
Pregnant women often
experience throbbing, swollen
feet due to excess fluid, or
edema, in the feet, caused by
the weight and position of the
baby. To reduce swelling, put
your feet up whenever possible,
stretch your legs frequently,
wear wide, comfortable shoes
and don’t cross your legs when
sitting.
* Arch Pain. Fatigue can cause
arch pain, as can a condition
called “arch fatigue” or “over
pronation,” in which the
arch flattens. Over pronation
happens when the ligament
that holds up the arch of the
foot faces extreme stress. To
prevent arch pain, stretch daily
every morning and before and
after exercise, don’t go barefoot
and wear supportive low-
heeled shoes.
* Foot Cramps. Pregnancy
increases blood volume and
progesterone levels, which
often result in cramping.
Increasing circulation to your
feet will help -- try rotating
your ankles and elevating your
feet while sitting. If cramps
persist, try a walk around the
block. Stretch your calf muscles
daily.
* Ingrown Toenails. As your
feet swell, your shoes get
tighter -; and tight shoes can
cause painful ingrown toenails.
Wear wider shoes during
your last trimester to avoid
ingrown toenails. If you do
experience an ingrown toenail,
seek treatment with a foot and
ankle surgeon. Trying to fix it
yourself can make the problem
worse.
You might need to buy new
shoes even after the baby is
born. “A permanent growth
in a woman’s foot, up to half a
size, can occur from the release
of the same hormone, relaxin,
that allows the pelvis to open
to deliver the baby.” says Dr.
Crane. “It makes the ligaments
in your feet more flexible,
causing feet to spread wider
and longer.”
If foot pain persists, visit a
foot and ankle surgeon to
discuss treatment options. For
more information on foot and
ankle problems, visit www.
FootHealthFacts.org.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
Vera Wilsie Elementary
April 27th, 28th and 29th
We are looking for children who will be five on or before
December 1, 2010. If you have a child who will be starting
school in the fall, please fill out the form below and mail it or bring it to
our school.
Return to: Vera Wilsie Elementary School
140 Main - PO Box 820
Newaygo, MI 49337
When mailing, you must use the PO Box number.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP REGISTRATION FORM
Child‛s Name: _____________ ____________ _______________
First Middle Last
Boy ____ Girl ____ Birth Date ______________
County and State of Birth _________________________________
__________________________ __________________________
Mother‛s Name Father‛s Named
Street ____________________________ PO Box ____________
City ______________________ Phone # ___________________
Preschool Attended ______________________________________
We will send you the paperwork you will need and information on
Kindergarten Round-up as soon as it comes available.
You must provide the following items: You can bring them to Round-up
with you.
1. Birth Certificate (no hospital statements)
2. Shot Records
3. Proof of Residency (Utility bill, rental agreement, notorized
letter from family you share a home with or license with
correct address on it, etc.)
MONDAY,JANUARY25,2010•TRICOUNTYNEWSSHOPPER 7
TO PLACE AN AD:
List each item and its bargain price. The highest
priced item determines the cost of your ad.
Prices are for a 15 word classified ad for 1 week in
the combo- Monday Pioneer, River Valley, Pioneer
East and Tri-County Shoppers and online. (Actual
cost is $32.35, Deadline 12noon, Thursdays)
Item Price and Ad Cost:
Free - $100 • FREE*
$101 - $350 • $10.00
$351 - $500 • $20.00
*One ad per week per household. All ads must be
pre-paid.
Call Kelly (231)592-8348
FOR SALE: MINIATURE hay bales/$1.00. Great for
feeding rabbits or decoration. 14242 5 Mile, Morley.
MOTOROLA RAZOR for ATT network. New, never
used. Good phone! $50. (231)598-2320
032 Public Notices
be received on or before March 1, 2010.
If a hearing is requested, notice of the
scheduled date, time, and location will be
provided at least 10 days in advance.
Submittals should be sent to the City of
Big Rapids, Office of City Clerk, 226
North Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids,
Michigan 49307.
January 25, 2010
040 Lost and Found
LOST 1-16-10: 8 Month old neutered
male cat. Orange, white paws, white
stripe on nose, black spot on edge of right
ear. Call (231)878-0587
050 Help Wanted
***AVON: A beauty-ful career! $10
gets you started! Contact Joyce Eben-
stein, ISRep, (231)937-4069.
avonjoy@verizon.net
WENDY’S RESTAURANTS in
Cedar Springs, Big Rapids and Cadil-
lac are conducting interviews for the
restaurant level management posi-
tions of Assistant and General man-
ager. The perspective candidate shall
have supervisory experience in the
restaurant industry with a history of
increasing responsibility. We offer
health, dental and disability insur-
ance as well as paid vacation, per-
sonal and sick leave benefits.
Please email your resume to
Wendetroit@gmail.com
DRIVERS WANTED:
VOLUNTEER Drivers wanted in
Osceola area, to transport Patients to
and from their Doctor and Hospital
appointments. Will be paid per mile
driven. For more information call
Northern Star Transportation at 989-
285-3008.
SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS needed
at Big Rapids Public Schools. Work is on
an “on call” basis with an hourly rate of pay.
Please apply in writing to Diane Lentz,
Executive Secretary, 21034 Fifteen Mile
Road, Big Rapids, MI 49307.
START THE NEW year with a new
career. $8.00/hour to start with opportu-
nity to make $11.00/hour within your first
month. Call MPI at (231)796-9286 to
take the first step of your future.
070 Happy Ads!
Starting at $22.20
(231)592-8348
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Favorite
Person With A
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090 Business
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Hersey Lodge AFC/Assisted living,
adult daycare. (231)796-1483
www.theherseylodge.com
OPEN HOUSE
January 9, 2010 • 12-5pm
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M-57 to N. M-91/Main St., North 2.5 miles.
Corner of Peck Rd. & M-91 • GREENVILLE, MI
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616-754-6800
*Payments based on tax, title, plate, DOC, down payment
Since 1988
$
5,995
and Under
at
1991 Pontiac Grand Am 2 door .........................................
$
795
1998 GMC Sonoma Ext. Cab 4 cylinder ....................
$
1,295
1996 Plymouth Neon 4 door, auto., local trade ..........
$
1,295
1998 Plymouth Voyager V6, auto., local trade. ........
$
1,495
1993 Ford F150 Reg. Cab, long box, 6 cyl. ....................
$
1,495
1996 Chevy C1500 V8, auto., local trade .....................
$
1,995
2001 Chevy Cavalier Z-24 Moonroof .......................
$
1,995
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera V6, auto., clean ....
$
2,495
1991 Audi 100 4 dr., auto., loaded ................................
$
2,495
2000 GMC Savana Cargo Van Ladder rack, cabinets
$
2,995
2000 Pontiac Montana V6, auto., local trade ............
$
2,995
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD, auto..............................
$
2,995
1995 Chevy 3500 Flat bed dump, 454, 5 spd. ..............
$
2,995
1998 Ford F150 Reg. cab, long box, 2WD .....................
$
3,495
1999 Pontiac Grand Am V6, local trade ....................
$
3,495
1997 Ford F150 Work truck, auto., long box. ................
$
3,495
1997 Ford F150 V8, auto., long box ..............................
$
3,495
1994 Nissan 4x4 Ext. Cab local trade. ......................
$
3,995
2001 VW Jetta 4 cyl., auto., local trade. ........................
$
3,995
1999 Ford F150 Ext. Cab 2WD, auto., local trade ......
$
3,995
2000 Chevy Cavalier 2 dr., 4 cyl., auto. ......................
$
3,995
2003 Dodge Stratus V6, auto. ...................................
$
4,995
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 Auto. .....................
$
4,995
2004 Chrysler Sebring V6, auto., loaded ..................
$
4,995
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited Leather, loaded, local trade
$
4,995
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Leather ...........
$
4,995
1999 Ford F250 4x4 Ext.Cab Long box, P.S. diesel ..
$
4,995
2003 Dodge Intrepid V6, auto., loaded ....................
$
4,995
2001 VW Beetle 5 speed, local trade, loaded ...............
$
5,995
2003 GMC Envoy SLT Leather, loaded ........................
$
5,995
2001 Chevy Aveo 5 speed, local trade, 36,000 mi. ......
$
5,995
1984 Chevy Corvette V8, auto., 76,000 miles ...........
$
5,995
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Celebrating Over 25 Years in Business!
February 6, 2010
Where: JDJ Ranch
10418 Evergreen Road, Evart
Heated In-Door Arena
Cost: $10.00 Adults
$5.00 Children (12 and under)
Buckin’ “E” Rodeo Productions
Presents
BULLS * BRONCS * BARRELS
JDJ Ranch Winter Series
Directions US 10 to the only stop light in Evart. Turn south and follow this road approximately 8 miles
to 23 Mile Road. Turn right follow for 2 miles to 100th Avenue. Turn right. When road comes
to a “T”, turn left and road dead ends into ranch. Please no dogs allowed on premises.
Thrilling
events
for Kids
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Alternative Heating and Fuel
910 N. M-37, 7 miles N. of Baldwin
231-745-6110
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Pro Pellets wood pellets –
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$
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Take advantage of the tax credit of up to $1,500 on
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North Country Tours
CASINO TRIPS
FEB. 5 FIRE KEEPERS Ride $28/Package $25 Value
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FEB. 21-22 TURTLE CREEK - Overnight Ride $90/$94 Value
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Saturday
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds
trap and sporting clay shoots every Saturday.
Trap shoots start at 10 a.m. and sporting clays
start at 1 p.m. The club is located four miles
west of Mecosta on M-20. For more info:
Contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587.
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Recycle!
is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind
Eastwood Early Childhood Center.
SIERRA performs live the last Saturday of
every month from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Morley
American Legion. All welcome. Square
dancing if enough patrons want it.
Sunday
Alcoholics Anonymous at 7 p.m. Old Jail
House Group, 220 S. Stewart Ave. Call
Darwin T. at (231) 796-8956.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. on
Sunday at St. Michael’s School, 8944 50th
Ave., Remus. Please join us; we are here
to help. Help us help ourselves. For more
information, contact Jill at (231) 679-5718.
Singles dance held at 8 p.m. every Sunday
at the Atrium Plaza Hotel (formerly Quality
Inn) located on M-55 just one block East of
U.S. 127. Enjoy an evening of dancing and
meeting other singles. Nice lounge and large
dance floor. For more information cal (989)
539-5406. $7 admission.
Alanon meeting support group for families
and friends of alcoholics will be held every
Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Old Jail in Big Rapids.
Monday
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) No. 1671
meets at 10 a.m. Monday at the Blanchard
Wesleyan Church, located at 542 Jackson
Road in Blanchard.
Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m.
at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954
80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information,
call (231) 972-2884.
Bridge at 12:45 p.m. at the Mecosta County
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For
more information, call (231) 972-2884.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-
step recovery program for anyone with hurts,
habits and hang-ups meets every Monday.
Dinner is at 6 p.m., worship and gender-
specific meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity
Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 15085
220th Ave., Big Rapids. Call the church office
for more infomation (231) 796-2600.
Schizophrenia Anonymous meets every
Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at
Community Mental Health, 500 S. Third
Ave., Big Rapids. SA is a support group with
a 6-step program. Anyone with schizophrenia
or mental illness is more than welcome to
attend. For more information call Mike B. at
(231) 592-4654 or (231) 796-3553. Coffee is
available at meetings.
Euchre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview
high rise in Big Rapids. For more information,
call (231) 796-4993.
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
TOPS Club of Michigan, No. 1793 will meet at
5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Red Cross Building
in Big Rapids. For information, call (231)
823-2275. All are welcome.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. 8 p.m.
at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
Glenn C. at (231) 796-3703.
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 to
11 a.m. every Monday. Recycle! is located at
424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early
Childhood Center.
The Big Rapids Lions Club will be meeting
at the Gate at 6:30 p.m. on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month.

Tuesday

Big Rapids Rotary Club meets at noon every
Tuesday at the Holiday Inn and Conference
Center.
Beginning line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m.
at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954
80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information,
call (231) 972-2884.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. on
Tuesday at St. Michael’s School, 8944 50th
Ave., Remus. Please join us; we are here
to help. Help us help ourselves. For more
information, contact Jill at (231) 679-5718.
Tai Chi at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For
more information, call (231) 972-2884.
Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Card recycling at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Theology at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For
more information, call (231) 972-2884.
TOPS No. 1189 meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
on Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 200 S.
Stewart Ave., Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-6271
for more information.
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Grief peer support group 9 a.m. every
Tuesday at Cadillac Big Boy. For questions,
call Pastor Brad Center at (231) 779-9550.
Caregivers support group, 2 to 4 p.m. second
and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Reed
City Public Library community room. Call
(231) 832-2131 for more information.

Wednesday

Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m.
at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954
80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information,
call (231) 972-2884.
Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
Library preschool story hour at 10:30 a.m.
every Wednesday at Big Rapids Community
Library. Open to the public.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. 8 p.m.
at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
Glenn C. at (231) 796-3703.
HERSEY FARMERS MARKET held weekly
from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in
downtown Hersey. Contact: Deana Jager at
(231) 465-4058 or deanajager@charter.net.
Mecosta County Genealogical Society is open
by appointment by calling (231) 250-5555.
Special Saturday sessions to be announced at
a later date.
Visually Impaired & Blind Support Group
meets the fourth Wednesday of each month
at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954
80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information,
call (231) 972-2884.
Hospice of Michigan offers a living on support
group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the fourth
Wednesday of each month. Hospice is located
at 400 Perry Ave. in Big Rapids. For more
information, contact Diane Snyder at (231)
796-7371.

Thursday

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. on
Thursday at St. Michael’s School, 8944 50th
Ave., Remus. Please join us; we are here
to help. Help us help ourselves. For more
information, contact Jill at (231) 679-5718.
Harmonica at 10:30 a.m. at the Mecosta
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Painting and drawing at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Scrabble at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For
more information, call (231) 972-2884.
Pedro at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Pinochle at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For
more information, call (231) 972-2884.
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. on
Thursdays in conference room A, the third
room on the right, at Mecosta County Medical
Center; enter on the corner of Locust Street
and Winter Avenue. For more information,
call Eric at 866-398-5440.
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets
at noon at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish.
Contact Darwin T. at (231) 796-8956.
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 3 to
5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Recycle! is located
at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early
Childhood Center.

Friday

Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Readers Theatre at 10 a.m. at the Mecosta
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m.
at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954
80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information,
call (231) 972-2884.
Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Euchre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview
high rise in Big Rapids. For more information,
call (231) 796-4993.
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets
at 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish.
Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
Knitting circle will begin meeting at 4 p.m.
on Fridays at the Barryton Public Library.
Knitters of all levels are encouraged to come
and learn or share knitting techniques.

Saturday
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds
trap & sporting clay shoots every Saturday.
Trap shoots start at 10 a.m. and sporting clays
start at 1 p.m. The club is located four miles
west of Mecosta on M-20. For more info:
Contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets
at 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish.
Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Recycle!
is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind
Eastwood Early Childhood Center.
MONDAY,JANUARY25,2010•TRICOUNTYNEWSSHOPPER 11
Beautiful Home
On Muskegon River
17653 Rapids Drive, Hersey Township
Year-round home with frontage on 1.63
wooded acres, 2,000 sq. ft. 3-5 Bedrooms,
all appliances, new roof and siding. 24’x30’
Garage, two decks. $118,000.
Call (269)629-6087 for further information.
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POLE BUILDINGS for garage, work-
shop or storage. Custom built, using top
quality materials. Call Kevin Smith, Smith
Construction, Barryton. (989) 382-7506.
Licensed, insured.
ROOFING: ALL TYPES
Low-sloped, flats, shingles,
trailers. Repairs & Leaks.
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NEW YEARS SPECIAL
Any Combination of Two Individuals:
Husband & Wife • Father & Daughter
Two Friends • Father & Son • Mother & Son
Mother & Daughter • Brother & Sister
Only $299 for the Season!
Unlimited Golfing!
Cart fee separate. Call for details. Offer expires 1/31/10.
THE INTIMIDATOR GOLF COURSE
5898 E. 17 Mile Rd., Reed City
(231) 832-9940
2009 GMC SIERRA 4X4
CREW CAB
W/T, 5.3L. Was $36,083
FOX PRICE: $29,561**
OR $425/MO**
2010 GMC ACADIA
SL
FWD. Was $32,615
FOX PRICE: $29,080**
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2009 GMC YUKON
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OR $552/MO**
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2010 GMC TERRAIN SLE
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GM LOYALTY PRICE: $29,989**
OR LEASE FOR $295/MO*
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2010 BUICK LACROSSE CXL
Was $33,080
FOX PRICE: $31,112**
OR LEASE FOR $465/MO*
2010 BUICK LUCERNE CX
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2009 PONTIAC G6 GT
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ONLY 1 IN STOCK!
FOX PRICE FOR EVERYONE:
$29,773**WAS $34,365
$ SEC. TOTAL DUE LEASE END OVER TERM MILES
MODEL DOWN DEP. AT SIGNING VALUE MILES PER YR
10 TERRAIN 10% $0 $4,195 $9,248 $.20 48 12K
10 ACADIA 10% $0 $8,103 $11,089 $.20 48 12K
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UP
TO
ALL
NEW
IN MEMORIUM
37 years and 50 million lives lost since the U.S. Supreme
court Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion.
Paid for by Right to Life of Mecosta County Inc.
P.O. Box 231, Big Rapids • www.rtlmecostacounty.org
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Services
YES, A-1 MOBILE ROOF-OVER do
install Roof-Overs in the winter time. 1-
800-872-2089
100 Pets & Supplies
ST. BERNARD PUPPIES AKC regis-
tered. Family raised. Ready to go February
18. $400. 231-629-1293
110 For Rent
2-BEDROOM UPSTAIRS APARTMENT
in Reed City. $375/month plus utilities and
deposit. No pets (231)796-1841
MORLEY MOTEL
Daily Rooms from $40, Weekly
rooms from $145. Includes utilities.
No Deposit. (231)856-7820.
110 For Rent
NOW SEEKING QUALIFIEDsenior and
family applicants to fill 1, 2 and 3 bedroom
units located at Parkview and Evergreen
Village. Income based rent with utilities
included, cable available at reduced
rates. Close to downtown, active resident
council, group activities, neighborhood
watch program and security cameras.
Apply at 9 Parkview Village, Big Rapids
(231)796-8689. The application is also
available at
bigrapidshousing.org.
3 BEDROOM MOBILE, clean, $600
includes heat and water. new paint, car-
pet, and stove. Located 2 miles from
Evart. No pets, Lease and deposit. call
231-734-5636 or 231-250-0737.
3 BEDROOM RANCH near Chase.
$550/month plus security deposit.
(231)250-0358
110 For Rent
CANADIAN LAKES, 3-BEDROOMS,
2-bath, double garage, appliances, nat-
ural gas fireplace, no pets. $700/month.
(231)972-2632
COUNTRYPLACE FAMILYAPTS., 815
Country Way in Big Rapids (across from
the industrial park) has 1 & 2 bedroom
units available. Rent based on income,
minimum $475 and $500. Laundry at
end of each hallway. Children’s play
area. Applications in hallways or call
Beverly 1-800-225-7982. Managed by
Stratford Group Ltd., 442 W. Baldwin, Alpe-
na, MI. Equal Housing Opportunity.
TDD #1-800-855-1155.
FOR RENT
2-BEDROOM Mobile Home: Super
Clean Condition, Country setting, North
of Remus. Outdoor Shed included. $485
month, plus deposit. 989-382-7203
110 For Rent
COUNTRY PLACE SENIOR APTS.,
830 Country Way in Big Rapids (across
from the industrial park) has 1 bedroom
units. Rent based on income, NO mini-
mum includes heat. Inside mail deliv-
ery, laundry and community room for
resident use. Applications in foyer or call
Beverly 1-800-225-7982. Managed by
Stratford Group Ltd., 442 W. Baldwin, Alpe-
na, MI. Equal Housing Opportunity.
TDD #1-800-855-1155
COZYCOUNTRY2-BEDROOM mobile,
close to expressway, Paris area.
$400/month, security, lease, credit check,
outside pets only. (231)796-0139
MOBILE HOME 7837 Sandra Drive, off
Jefferson Rd., Hardy/Croton, Neway-
go/Morley area. Clean 2-bedroom, large
private yard. $350/month, plus deposit.
Pets? (616)291-0266
110 For Rent
MOBILE HOME FORrent in Circle Drive
Court. If interested, please contact C.
Marcinkewciz at (231)796-5099 during the
afternoons, Monday-Friday.
NEWER 2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH
DUPLEX, 1 car attached garage, wash-
er/dryer, city trash, lawn service includ-
ed. No pets. $575 security deposit, $575
per month. (231)218-5101
REED CITY: 1&2 Bedroom, $500-$650
per month. Utilities included, no pets,
on-site manager. (231)465-4049
130 Wanted to Rent
Farming Land
MCNEILLY DAIRY CATTLE is looking
for more farm ground to rent in the Bar-
ryton area.
Call 989-506-6243 or email
ericmcneilly@yahoo.com
160 Real Estate
JUST REDUCED!!...Beautiful 2 bed-
room, 1 bath condominium with large
living room and dining area, fireplace
and deck overlooking the Manistee
River in Downtown Manistee. This
lower level condo has easy accessibility
and has great views of the big ships
coming up and down the Big Manistee
River Channel. Heated in ground pool
is just steps away and you are within
walking distance of the Victorian Port
City Downtown and the famed River-
walk. Has Air Conditioning, Washer and
Dryer, Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator,
Garbage Disposal and a Carport with
extra storage area. Super for year
around or summer getaway! Located
at #7, Shipwatch Condominiums, 317
Fifth Ave. Just remodeled and priced
to move! $119,000. Contact Jean
Maloney at Century 21 Boardwalk,
Manistee. (866) 448-2100.
LOVELY CHURCH BUILDINGin Lake-
view. Willing to look at any reasonable
offer. Call 231-354-6461
170 Items
for Sale
250 GALLON PROPANE gas tank for
sale. (231)679-1635
AUCTION SALE COME join the fun,
every Saturday at 7 pm at The Auction
House located at 1120 Wilcox, White
Cloud, MI. Check our weekly sale bill at
auctionzip.com or call 616-889-7353 for
auction list or consignment information.
AUCTION SALE SATURDAY, January
30th at The Auction House located at 1120
Wilcox, White Cloud, MI: household, fig-
urines, collectibles, 10/22 Ruger, 2 50 Cal-
iber CVAMuzzleloaders, 30-06 Stevens,
traps, tools, bow & arrows, chop saw, 12
gauge double-barrel, fishing tackle, fur-
niture, and much more. 616-889-7353
HAY FOR SALE. Quality 4X5 round
bales, alfalfa grass mix, stored inside. 231-
796-7856, EVENINGS.

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Services
175 Gibbs
White Cloud
231.689.6675
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Convenience Store
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1190 Bingham • White Cloud
Just 5 miles west of White Cloud
231-924-3968
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Chainsaws • Lawn Mowers
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Specializing in Chainsaw Sharpening & Repair
2 Locations to Serve You
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8007 Mason Dr. 6245 E. 36th St.
231-652-5991 231-689-5607
White Cloud
1187 Newel
White Cloud
231.689.5604
PHYSICAL THERAPY &
FITNESS PLUS, INC.
15200 220th Ave. • Big Rapids
231-592-0027
AEGIN
PLACE
Providing 24/7
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Home Care in Western Mi.
231.834.5802
Lance Gragg
RENT-TO-OWN
805 Maple St.
Big Rapids
231-796-1451
Harry's
TV
& Satellite Sales
& Service
Established 1962
18722 16 Mile Rd.
Chippewa Lake Rd.
Big Rapids, MI
(231)796-7611
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231-796-8626
Behind Applebee’s in Big Rapids
18387 Northland Dr.
Big Rapids
(231)
796-2651
Country Inn
2263 W. 14th Street
White Cloud, MI
On Robinson Lake
231-924-6683
www.theshackbedandbreakfast.com
Chuck &
Meredy’s
Auto Service
18620 16 Mile Rd.
Big Rapids
(231) 796-0550
15400 Waldron Way
Big Rapids
(231) 527-0200
604 N. State St.
Big Rapids, MI
592-8000
M & M
Collision
Center
1015 Maple • Big Rapids
796-3020
231-796-8681
Locally Owned & Operated Since 1948
18655 Northland Dr.,
Old U.S. 131 Big Rapids
MICHAEL
OIL &
PROPANE
CO.
Riverview
Counseling, PC
Mark Kane, PHD
Licensed Psychologist
& Specialist on
Chemical Dependency
Big Rapids
231-796-9188
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170 Items
for Sale
FALL PROJECTS? GET Energy Star
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only $5.50 Free blower rental with Cel-
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745-7132.
M & J NEW & USED FURNITURE of
Evart. Largest selection of good used
and new furniture and appliances.
(231)734-2707. We buy, sell or trade.
Mon.-Fri.(9-5), Sat.(9-2), Sun. (10-2)
www.mandjfurniture.com
FOR SALE- SEASONED FIREWOOD,
also hay and straw. Wanted used ladder
rack. (231)796-1247
YAMAHA1100CC ROADBike, ready to
ride, lots of chrome. $1,350 OBO.
(231)679-9642.
170 Items
for Sale
TOM’S
WOOD - LOT
Campfire Bundles
Kindling - Ricks
Cords - Cut/Split
Pick-up or Delivered
231-388-0674
Corner of Spruce
& Hwy. 10
Baldwin, MI 49304
Energy Drafts Accepted
Firewood
AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD, HARD-
WOOD delivered. Quality burning! $130
chord, $70 single load. Call (231)580-
3127.
FOR SALE- FIREWOOD, hardwood
slabs, $23/cord. Loading available. 6610
140th Avenue, Stanwood.
Furniture
FURNITURE SALE! DRESSERS,
love seat, tables & chairs, end tables,
coffee tables, TV cabinets, China cab-
inets, desks, curio cabinets, LR chairs,
Solid oak gun cabinet and more. All on
sale one week only! COTTAGE TREA-
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Dr. 231-652-5587. We also carry qual-
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vintage to newer jewelry, lots of treas-
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ings to shop in, one location. Open Mon,
Tues & Fri 10 am to 5 pm, Sat 10 am
to 4 pm. Visa and M/C accepted.
250 Autos for Sale
1993 CHEVY 1 Ton 4/door $1,400
1987 Suburban $1,200
1997 LeSabre $1,700
1998 Century $2,500
1997 Caravan $1,800
1999 Ranger Extended $2,700
1999 Silhouette $2,000
1999 Sunfire $2,200
1998 Saturn $2,700
1999 Protege $1,500
1999 Caravan $2,000
1999 Montana $2,400
1999 Grand Prix $1,500
1994 F-150 4x4 $1,200
1999 Grand Am $1,000
2003 Monte $5,500
Many more daily 231-349-0804
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Tues., Thurs., Fri.
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Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 - 6
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
21,995
$
25,995
2008 Chevrolet
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2007 Buick
Lacrosse
2004 GMC
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2006 Monte
Carlo LT
2008 Chevrolet
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2007 GMC
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2007 Chevrolet
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$
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$
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$
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$
27,990
$
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$
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$
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2007 Buick
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2006 Buick
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2002 Chevrolet
Cavalier Z24
2007 Chevrolet
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2008 GMC Sierra
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2008 Pontiac
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2007 Saturn
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
279 mo.*
‘07 Chrysler Pacifica
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$
329 mo.*
‘08 Dodge Grand
Caravan SE
#8126
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$
229 mo.*
‘07 Chrysler Town
& Country Touring
Stow N Go, 42k Miles, #8227
Only
$
249 mo.*
‘07 Dodge Grand
Caravan SXT
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$
299 mo.*
‘07 Jeep Grand
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43k Miles, 4x4, #8251
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$
329 mo.*
‘06 Jeep Grand
Cherokee Limited
4x4, Leather, Moonroof, Loaded, 4.7l, 49k Miles, #8370
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$
299 mo.*
‘07 Dodge Nitro
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Only 23k Miles, Well Equipped, #8322
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$
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‘07 Jeep Liberty
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45k Miles, #8375
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$
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‘06 Dodge Durango
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48k Miles, #8325
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$
229 mo.*
‘07 Dodge Ram 1500
Quad Cab 4x4 Hemi
Harley Davidson Edition, 20” Wheels, #8252
Only
$
319 mo.*
‘07 Dodge Ram 1500
Quad Cab 4x4 Hemi
Big Horn Edition, Only 36k Miles, #8280
Only
$
359 mo.*
‘08 Dodge Ram 1500
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Leather, Loaded, 30k Miles, #8388
Only
$
399 mo.*
‘06 Dodge Dakota
Quad Cab 4x4 SLT
V6, Running Boards, Matching Topper, 48k Miles, #8359
Only
$
299 mo.*
‘09 Chrysler
300C Limited
Loaded. Was $39,375
NOW Only
$
29,283!
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Up To
$
7,800 Off!
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$
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On the West Edge of Clare – Old US 10 (M-115)
www.swaffersgateway.com • sales@swaffersgateway.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 to 6 • Sat. 9 to 2
(989) 386-7770
TOLL FREE
1-800-386-7261
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Schedule of Events
Tuesday, January 26
• Euchre Tournament – Newaygo VFW Post
4249, 7 p.m. Cash prizes. Please register as space
is limited. Call Marilyn 231-924-9625
Wednesday, January 27
• Wii Bowling / Boxing –
Jimmy’s Roadhouse at 7 p.m. Info and sign up at
Jimmy’s 231-652-7222
Thursday, January 28
• Pool Tournament – Newaygo VFW Post 4249,
7 p.m. Sign up by 6:30 p.m. For info,
call Tina Parish at 231-652-6159
• Wine Tasting – Sportsman’s Bar, downtown
Newaygo 7 p.m. For information call 231-652-7074
• Open Mic Night with Sandra Bernard –
River Stop Café - 6 - 10 p.m.
For information call 231-652-5282
Friday, January 29
• Cardboard Sled Races –
Resurrection Life Church. Call Sherri for info and
sign up at 616-638-9384
• Karaoke Contest – Mancino’s of Newaygo
6 - 8 p.m. Prizes. NO ENTRY FREE! Call Mancino’s
at 231-652-2255 for more info
Saturday, January 30
• VFW Breakfast – Help support the Honor
Guard by having breakfast at VFW Post 4249.
7 - 11 a.m. Cost $6.50 – all you can eat
• Hess Lake Events:
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fishing Contest – Weigh-in at 2 p.m.
Kids Games – Special appearance by The Griff
Extreme Plunge
Family Friendly Wet T-shirt Contest
Snow Shoe Races
Chili Cookoff – For info call Donna Friar 231-
652-2808. Sign up at This Old House Antiques or
River Stop Café
Chicken Bowling and many other
fun activities
• Raffle Drawing at 3 p.m. at Smuggler’s Cove –
For info call Robbin at 231-652-2175
• Winter Fest Dinner/Dance – At Sportsman’s
Bar & Restaurant, downtown Newaygo.
Live music by “Just Jake”
Tickets available at various local merchants and the Newaygo Area Chamber of Commerce,
28 State Road (M-37) • 231-652-3068
First Prize: $1,000 • Second Prize: $500 • Third Prize $250
VFW
Post 4249
Newaygo
9075 Mason Dr. • Newaygo
231-652-6159
Downtown Newaygo
652-7072
& Restaurant
52 W. State Rd. • Newaygo
(231) 652-JAVA (5282)
• Espresso
• Cappuccino
• Lattes • Pastries
• Baked Goods
• Sandwiches
.com
M-37 at M-82, In Newaygo at traffic light in
Morningside Center
231.652.4500 • E-mail: irt@att.net
Premium BULK Tobacco & Accessories
Gourmet Coffees • Custom Blends • Cigars
Haveman
PHARMACY & GIFTS
40 E. 82nd • Newaygo • (M-37 & M-82)
231-652-6914
M-37 ~ 1/4 mi.
S. of Newaygo
231-652-7222
Sat., January 30th (8pm - close)
“Beat the Winter Blues Parrothead Party”
Enjoy $3 Cheeseburger Baskets with
$2 Marguerita’s & Landshark Beer
Music • Games • Prizes
Parrothead Costume Contest
RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
Free Estimates
231-652-3037
8391 Mason Dr. (M-37) • Newaygo
Carpet • Vinyl • Tile
Wood & Laminate Floors
Quartz • Granite • Solid Sur-
face Countertops & Cabinets
4684 Evergreen Drive • Newaygo
231-652-9298
convention &
visitors bureau
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www.spartachevy.com
Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave.
616-887-1791
ALWAYS CLEAN, LOW MILE, LATE MODEL VEHICLES
GMAC LEASES ARE BACK,
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A
GREAT DEAL ON A LEASE,
CALL US FOR DETAILS.
UP TO $2000
ADDITIONAL REBATES FOR
GM OWNER LOYALTY
* Never any hidden charges; just ad tax, title, plate & doc fee. Rebates to dealer. Vehicles may not be exactly as pictured and are subject to prior sale. Must take delivery by 1/31/2010. Some residency or other restrictions may apply, see us for complete
details. We have made every effort to assure accuracy and reserve the right to amend and/or correct any errors. Promotional rates in lieu of rebates and require qualified credit. Should rules or rebates change neither customer nor dealer will be obligated to
consummate deal. Due to other special offers which may be available. YOUR PRICE MAY ACTUALLY BE LESS THAN ADVERTISED, please ask us for details. Thank you for shopping at Sparta Chevy.
2009 IMPALA LS SEDAN
POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AC, CRUISE, TILT, ONSTAR,
4900 COURTESY MILES
2009 2500 4X4 EXT CAB LONG BOX LT1
DURAMAX DIESEL, ALLISON 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION, CAMPER MIRRORS, POWER DRIVER SEAT,
REMOTE START, TRAILERING PACKAGE, INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER.
2009 2500 REG CAB 4X4 DIESEL WORK TRUCK
DURAMAX DIESEL, ALLISON 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION, CAMPER MIRRORS, AIR CONDITIONING, CRUISE CONTROL, ROOF
MARKER LAMPS, HD TRAILERING EQUIPMENT, LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL, INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER.
2009 3500 CREW CAB DIESEL DUEL REAR WHEEL 4X2 LT1
DURAMAX DIESEL, ALLISON 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION, BLUTOOTH FOR PHONE, REMOTE START, STEERING WHEEL AUDIO
CONTROLS, HD TRAILERING EQUIPMENT, LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL, INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER AND MORE.
2010 COBALT XFE SEDAN
EPA ESTIMATED 37 MILES PER GALLON HIGHWAY
2010 MALIBU 1LS
POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AC, CRUISE, TILT, ONSTAR,
REAR SPOILER
SALE PRICED AT $19,675
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SALE PRICED AT $13,543 ONLY $324 PER MO. W/ 0% APR
MSRP $23,180 MSRP $16,685
NO HIDDEN FEES OR CHARGES,
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SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $1,000 IF YOU OWN
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WE HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF HD TRUCKS AND 2009 DIESELS
WITH 0% A.P.R SAVE THOUSANDS IN FINANCE CHARGES!!!
ALL UNDER 20,000 MILES
SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $1,000 IF YOU OWN
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PAYMENT BASED ON A SALE PRICE OF $23,347 FOR
72 MONTHS AND 0% APR WITH QUALIFIED CREDIT.
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SAVE NOW!
BEFORE SPRING PRICE INCREASE
0% A.P.R. AVAILABLE WITH QUALIFIED CREDIT.
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25 2007 IMPALAS IN-STOCK
JUST $12,995
YOUR CHOICE
PLUS TAX, TITLE & DOC
While Supplies Last
Prices Good Thru Feb. 1
* All prices plus tax, title and doc
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VERY WELL
EQUIPPED
GREAT
COLOR
SELECTION
A MUST
SEE!!
GREAT
MPG
$8,995
$14,995
$7,995
$33,995
$14,995
$21,995
2009 GMC CANYON
4X4, CREW CAB, 16,000 MILES
2006 JEEP UPLANDER
ALL WHEEL DRIVE, LOADED UNIT,
GM CERTIFIED, ENTERTAINMENT
2007 YUKON DENALI
BLACK ON BLACK, GOT IT ALL, 4X4, NAV, DVD, POWER MOON
2009 CHEVY TAHOE 2LT
4X4, LEATHER, 3RD SEAT, 17,000 MILES
2000 CHEVY TAHOE LTZ
4X4, LEATHER, LOADED
2009 PRE OWNED IMPALA’S
CLOTH SEATS, WELL EQUIPED
2006 FORD ESCAPE
ALL WHEEL DRIVE, WELL EQUIPPED
JUST
CHOOSE FROM 10*
$32,995
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BIG RAPIDS GARAGE DOORS
Charles Martin
Phone: 231-796-2230 • Fax: 231-796-4116
“We service all brands of doors.”
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(231) 349-6057 • Paris, MI • (231) 592-3155
Outside Wood Boilers
Service & Repair for Gas Furnaces and Small Gas Appliances.
*Financing Available.
FIREWOOD
8’ Mixed Hardwood or Oak
Delivered in 8’ length,
minimum 10 cords per load.
$
80 -
$
90 per cord due to haul distances
Call Perry or Cindy Cousineau
231-796-4558
Leave name & number
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with your
club or organization to be certain of meetings,
outings and classes, as they may be canceled
due to bad weather or other reasons. If any
listing is incorrect, please call (231)832-5566
or (231)745-4635 with correct information.
DOMESTIC ABUSE NUMBER for anyone
being abused is 1-800-950-5808. There is no
excuse for abuse.
ANGEL ANIMAL RESCUE, Low Cost Services.
Call (231)679-0489 For More Information.
HEARTLAND HOSPICE VOLUNTEER
TRAINING. Heartland Hospice of Cadillac is
looking for caring and dedicated people with
an interest in serving terminally ill patients
and their families in the Reed City Area
and the outlaying communities. Volunteers
provide services such as friendly visiting,
patient transport/patient outings, errand
running, child care, and clerical services.
Volunteer classes are available to fit each
person’s schedule. Please call Paul King at
Heartland Hospice at 231-775-6840 for further
information.
SATURDAY
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 CHICKEN
BBQ (Third Saturday of every month), 5-7
p.m. (231)832-5102.
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER Potluck and
Cards, 12 p.m. (third Saturday of each month).
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Chicken BBQ
(third Saturday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129
E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call
(231)832-5102.
~JANUARY 30
ORIGINAL GOSPEL JAMBOREE, Saturday,
January 30, 6:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. music.
Amazing Grace Acres Church, M-37 &
Woodland Park Dr., Featuring The Gospel
Gathering, Faith Gospel Team and Lucky
Fulton M.C. Everyone welcome.
SUNDAY
REED CITY VFW Ladies Auxiliary “All
American Breakfast” (first Sunday of every
month), 8a.m-12 noon. 129 East Osceola
Avenue.
LAST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH, Breakfast
Buffet, 7:30-11 a.m. Evart Moose Lodge,
#2452, 8400 U.S.-10.
EVART VFW POST 7979 BREAKFAST 2nd
Sunday of every month.
REED CITY MASONIC LODGE will stop
serving their Pancake Breakfast on the third
Sunday of each month until further notice.
~JANUARY 31
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Reed City
will host Kevin Greene, Michigan State
Representative and Chele Greene, President
of Green Light Foundation and Skylars Closet
on Sunday, January 31 at 11 a.m. They will
be speaking on Sanctity of Life. First Baptist
Church, 4151 Wild Turkey Trail, Reed City. For
additional information call (231)832-2083.
MONDAY
REED CITY AMVETS POST 2965 MEETING,
7p.m. 129 E. Osceola Avenue. For more
information, call Cliff Galloup (231)832-2787.
Meetings are second Monday of every month).
T.O.P.S. 1682 MEETING, every Monday at
Reed City St. Paul Lutheran Church, weigh in
5:30p.m., meeting 6p.m.
EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center,
219 E. Todd Street.
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER MEETING,
10:30a.m. (third Monday of each month).
BUTTERFLY BUNCH BREAST CANCER
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING second Monday
of each month, 7p.m. For more information,
call Carol Ladd (231)734-5305.
EVART MOOSE LODGE NO. 2452 host bingo
each Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. Doors open
at 4p.m. Early bird takes place at 6p.m. with
regular regular bingo at 6:30p.m. (License No.
A21600)
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Monday
evening at Trinity Lutheran Church on
highway US-10 in Reed City. Weigh in at 5:30
p.m., meeting starts at 6:00p.m.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’
PROGRAM LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER.
Cancer Support Group for Women. Sponsored
by Paradise Salon and Spectrum Health
Reed City Hospital Cancer Services. 2nd
Monday of every other month at 4:00 p.m.
January-March-May-July-September-
November. Hosted by Crossroads Radiation
Therapy Center, 4499 220th Street, Reed
City, Michigan 49677. Interested? Inquire by
calling: Oncology Infusion Services Staff 832-
7105, Crossroads Radiation Center 832-5817
or Paradise Salon 832-3411.
TUESDAY
LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, 10a.m.
Monthly topics. Open to all pregnant
and nursing mothers. Children welcome.
Downtown Reed City. Contact Sue, LLL group
leader for directions or questions, (231)832-
1858 or email LLL Sue@charter.net. (Meetings
are Third Tuesday of every month.)
IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Senior Size, 11a.m.
and Line Dancing, 7p.m. at the club house.
SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5-6 p.m. (every
Tuesday) at the church, 216 S. Main Street,
Hersey. For more information, call the church
(231)832-9072. Church is barrier free.
FREE CLOTHING - FOOD available to
those in need (second and fourth Tuesday of
the month), 5p.m. at Idlewild Seventh Day
Adventist Church’s Community Service.
REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
FOOD PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday)
1-4p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church. Call
(231)832-2624 for more information.
CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP MEETING,
(second Tuesday of each month), 1p.m. at
St. Ann’s Church Basement in Baldwin. For
further information, call Shawn (231)745-
8421.
COMMUNITY PRAYER GATHERING, (every
Tuesday), 9-10a.m. at the Baldwin Assembly
of God.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING,
7a.m. at the Evart United Methodist Church.
BINGO12:30 at Reed City Senior Center, 219
East Todd Street.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the
second and fourth Tuesdays of the month,
2-4p.m. The group meets at the Community
Mental Health for Central Michigan in Osceola
County located at 4473 220th Ave. in Reed
City. For mor information call (231)832-
2247. The group is for individuals who
provide caregiving services for individuals
with Dementia, Alzheimers or other chronic/
terminal medical conditions. There is no
charge to participate and there are no
residency restrictions.
GFWC EVART WOMEN’S CLUB meets 7p.m.
the second Tuesday of the month at St. Paul
Lutheran Church. Open to the public. The May
meeting honors Girl Scouts with a Girl Scouts
tea.
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Tuesday
morning at the Assembly of God Church in Big
Rapids. Weigh in at 9:00 a.m. meeting starts
at 9:30 a.m.
GOD’S TRUE VINE OUTREACH CENTER
6437 S. Nelson Rd. “Old Yates School”. Doors
open Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Information call Sandi, (231)745-4501.
“FIRESIDE CHATS” at Crossroads Radiation.
A cancer support group for patients, families
and caregivers. 1st Tuesday of each month, 4
p.m. to 5 p.m. Crossroads Radiation Center,
4499 220th Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677.
Call for information (231)832-5817 or just stop
in.
ALANON MEETING, SUPPORT GROUP for
families and friends of Alcoholics will meet
every Tuesday at St. Phillips Church, Reed City
at 8 p.m.
SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in
Tustin on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon.
Location is at Boomers Ronevous (formerly
the Sportsman Club) on 213 Nielson St. There
is entertainment after lunch. For information
call 231-734-6005.
WEDNESDAY
ELIJAH’S PLACE MEAL, (last Wednesday
of each month), 5-6:30p.m. at Zion-Emanuel
Lutheran Church, 202 Albert Street, LeRoy.
Open to the public, free of charge.
IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Game Day, 11a.m.
at the club house.
PATHFINDER PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer
Story Hour, 1-2p.m. for children ages 4-8. A
parent must remain in the library during story
hour.
SOUTH EVART QUILT CLUB, (first and third
Wednesday of the month), 10:30a.m.-2p.m.
with potluck lunch at noon. Contact Margie
(231)734-3857 or Ann (231)867-3237.
EVART FAITH BIBLE CHURCH PIONEER
CLUB, 6p.m. every Wednesday for first
through sixth grades.
REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY STORY TIME
is every Wednesday from 11:15a.m. until noon.
There will be games, crafts, songs and stories.
BITELY BETTER CONSERVATION CLUB
MEETINGS are held the first Wednesday
of each month (excluding January through
March), and the public is always welcome.
The doors open at 5:30 for a pot luck dinner
followed by the meeting which starts at
7:00p.m.
OSCEOLA COUNTY HABITAT FOR
HUMANITIES meeting is the first Wednesday
of every month. Call the hotline for location
of the meeting and for information. (231)832-
8453
EVART AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
meets at 6p.m. the second Wednesday of each
month. For information call 734-9799.
BINGO, EVERY WEDNESDAY, VFW Hall
Post #7979, Evart, license A04340. Early
Bird at 6 p.m. Located at 4681 85th Ave.,
Evart.
THE BIG RAPIDS MASONIC LODGE meets
the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at the Big Rapids Masonic Temple on east
19 Mile Road in Big Rapids.
THURSDAY
REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
FOOD PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday)
1-4p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church. Call
(231)832-2624 for mor information.
FATHERS PROGRAM, (third Thursday of
each month), at Baldwin Family Health Care
Conference Room. For more information
contact Dave, call (231)745-2000 ext. 16.
T.O.P.S. 1541 MEETING, weigh-in 8:15-
9:15a.m., meeting at 9:30a.m. at Evart United
Methodist Church.
T.O.P.S. 1390 MEETING, weigh-in 6:10
p.m., meeting at 6:35 p.m. at Calvary Baptist
Church, Evart, corner of Third and Oak. For
mor information, call Ruth at (231)734-2844
or Terri at (231)734-5348.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING,
1p.m. at Evart United Methodist Church.
BALDWIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD Bible
Story time, 3:45-5:45p.m. every Thursday at
Community Room of Lake-Osceola State Bank.
All youngsters 6-12 are invited.
SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5:30-6:30p.m. at Reed
City Church of the Nazarene, 5300 220th Ave.,
Reed City.
EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center,
219 East Todd Street.
REED CITY VFW/AmVet Post 2964/2965
THURSDAY NIGHT BURGER NIGHT, every
4th thursday of the month.
ALANON MEETING every Thursday night,
7:00p.m. at Evart Sacred Heart Church.
CHIEF OSCEOLA WOOD CARVER’S meet
every Thursday from 7 to 9p.m. in the Evart
Depot’s community room. There is no charge.
For more information, call (231)734-5125 or
(231)734-9131
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Thursday
evening at the Assembly of God Church in Big
Rapids. Weighin at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts
at 6:30 p.m.
REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
meets every third Thursday of the month.
GOD’S TRUE VINE OUTREACH CENTER
6437 S. Nelson Rd. “Old Yates School”. Doors
open Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Information call Sandi, (231)745-4501.
EVART CAR CLUB meets the second Thursday
of every month at the Evart Moose at 7p.m.
SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in
Tustin on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon.
Location is at Boomers Ronevous (formerly
the Sportsman Club) on 213 Nielson St. There
is entertainment after lunch. For information
call 231-734-6005.
FRIDAY
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Fish Fry
(first Friday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129
E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call
(231)832-5102.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING,
8p.m. at the Evart United Methodist Church.
PEDRO, 1p.m. at the Reed City Senior Center,
219 East Todd Street.
EVERY FRIDAY Fish or Shrimp dinner from
5 to 8p.m. Moose Lodge No. 2452 located at
8400 US-10 in Evart. For more information
call (231)734-6181
BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT at LeRoy
VFW Post #10770 on Mackinaw Trail next
to Citizens Bank. Earlybird starts at 6p.m.
Concession stand is open.
PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY FOR EVENTS TO
BE TURNED IN FOR PUBLICATION.
Send all upcoming events no later than
Wednesday Noon to:
The Tri-County
Yvonne Morneau
211 W. Upton, Suit B
Reed City, MI 49677
Phone: (231)832-5566
Fax: (231)832-5558
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2009 CHEVY IMPALA
Stk #C9168. MSRP $25,985
2010 CHEVY CAMARO
Stk #C0124. MSRP $23,590
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2010 CHEVY HHR
Stk #C0059. MSRP $20,865
2010 CHEVY COBALT
Stk #C0076. MSRP $19,805
2010 CHEVY TRAVERSE
Stk #C0044. MSRP $34,275
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE
Stk #B0137. MSRP $37,390
2010 CHEVY SILVERADO
Stk #C0091. MSRP $29,135
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2010 GMC SIERRA
Stk #G0092. MSRP $36,445
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