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Veterans march during the Memorial Day Parade in Evart to the applause and admiration of onlookers. More photos from Memorial Day appear on page 8.

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Veterans honored
An Evart couple was honored
recently for their service during
World War II

page 2

Somber ceremonies mark Evarts Memorial Day activities


rain failed to deter hundreds
of Evart area residents and
visitors from flocking to the
riverside communitys annual
Memorial Day is a day to
Memorial Day events. By 9:15
recognize all those who fought
a.m., well before the parades
to protect the liberty the foundscheduled 10 oclock starting
ing fathers proclaimed in the
time, people were sitting in lawn
Declaration of Independence
and thoughtfully and carefully chairs they unfolded along the
parade route and waiting for the
framed in the Constitution of
the United States said Kimber- commemorative event to begin.
Patriotic music filled the air as
ly L. Booher, 49th Circuit Court
crowds grew larger. The strains
Judge, in the speech she gave at
Joseph W. Guyton Park in Evart of Lee Greenwoods signature
song, God Bless the U.S.A.,
on Memorial Day.
Booher delivered her remarks Woody Guthries This Land
is Your Land and Julia Ward
while 21 uniformed veterans,
Howes The Battle Hymn of
a scattering of other veterans,
the Republic rolled down Main
Cub Scouts, members of Evart
Street as the crowd waited for
High Schools marching band
and Evart residents and visitors the rituals to begin. Later, the
looked on. The speech was a part onlookers applauded as the vetof Evarts annual Memorial Day erans passed by.
During pre-parade ceremotribute to veterans that includes
a parade, a stop at the Muskegon nies, Evart veteran William
River Bridge at the eastern edge Smith raised a U.S. flag up the
flag pole before lowering it back
of town for a rendition of taps
to half staff while the band
and the ceremonial tossing of
played the national anthem.
a memorial wreath into the waAmong other veterans looking
ters below, and a trip to Forest
on was Smiths brother and felHill Cemetery for another renlow veteran Fred Smith. Their
dition of taps and to position a
flag to half staff there where the brother, Thomas E. Smith, was
killed in action during the Vietbodies of many veterans lie.
nam War.
Somber skies and a threat of
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

In her speech, Booher recalled


Gen. John Logans 1868 proclamation designating a day to
honor war dead. Too often, we
fail to remember those who gave
their lives or those whose lives
today bear a lasting memory of
that sacrifice and commitment,
Booher said.
Booher gave a catalog of the
numbers who lost their lives
in this countrys various wars:
more than 25,000 in the Revolutionary war, nearly 600,000 in
the Civil War when the very
foundation of this nation was
challenged from within its own
borders, more than 400,000 in
World War II and the many others who died in succeeding wars.
And America continues to
realize the never ending sense
of duty that our armed forces
have as they serve our nation
throughout the world. In each
instance, without regard to
politics or the popular opinion
of the moment, soldiers have
picked up their arms to begin
the awesome task of fighting for
our freedom, Booher said.
She quoted Nathan Hales final
words, I only regret that I have
but one life to lose for my country. She then said that Hales

words echoed a sentiment that


seems to exemplify the resolve
of American soldiers to go forward in battle to protect and
defend our rights and freedoms
that we enjoy today.
Our flag is truly a symbol of
the freedoms that we fight so
diligently to protect, Booher
said. From (Francis Scott)
Keys visions of bombs bursting
through the morning air to the
courageous memory of marines
raising the flag at Iwo Jima, the
American flag is a symbol of
freedom that we celebrate and
hold sacred. Let it also remind
us of the sacrifice made by men
and women throughout our nation so that this flag could stand
tall.
A small cluster of parade goers accompanied the veterans
to Forest Hill Cemetery where
the flag pole sits atop a hill and
among mossy gravestones.
White cedars, white pines and
the spreading branches of a
large red maple remained behind where the U.S. flag waved
at half staff as the last echoes of
taps faded away and the contingent of veterans and the small
knot of onlookers departed the
scene.

Decorated veteran shares personal story at Reed City Memorial Day ceremony
By Nicole Hamner-Weiss
Weekly Voice

A veterans
sacrifice
An Evart resident knows first
hand about sacrifices veterans
made

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Planting growth

Spring planting season through


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REED CITY Reed Citys Memorial Day ceremony included a


speaker who shared his own personal story from the front lines.
Among the many veterans who
participated in the towns annual
patriotic ceremonies was one
local man who stepped forward
to put a face to proud, sometimes
painful journey from soldier to
veteran.
In addition to the patriotic music, parade and pause in remembrance, Reed Citys Memorial
Day events this year included a
speech at the cemetery by a man
who made a touching tribute to
the names of the soldiers etched
in stone, scattered all around
him, who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Hawkins resident Clifton
Sweet, a decorated veteran who
served as an Army airman,
spoke of how his sacrifices are
intertwined with his sense of
pride for his country, and the
people he was proud to protect.
Sweet, who served combat
tours in Afghanistan and earned
a Purple Heart while stationed in
Iraq, addressed a hushed crowd

Nicole Hamner-Weiss | Weekly Voice

Reed City AMVETS commander and decorated combat veteran Clifton Sweet spoke at Woodland Cemetery as part of
Reed Citys Memorial Day events. Sweet, who earned a Purple Heart while serving in Iraq, said somber days of rememberance are made easier thanks to the support received by the community on days that honor military service.
that gathered at Woodland Cemetery in Reed City Monday following the parade.
Once gathered together at the
cemetery, Sweet, the current
commander of the Reed City
AMVETS post, addressed the
crowd, saying days like this are
a bittersweet mix of somber sadness, and joy.
Sweet said the sadness is for
the heartache of those lost in the
fight to secure our freedom.
The joy comes from the sup-

port given in honor on days like


Memorial Day.
Addressing the crowd, Sweet
said, What fills me with joy is all
of you who may not have a direct
connection with a fallen soldier
and yet, you are still here, still remembering the names and faces
who have died protecting this
great country we live in, he said.
To know that there is that
much pride in the American
spirit gives me great hope for the
future that all the names chis-

eled in stone, carved on crosses


or cast in bronze will be remembered for all eternity.
Sweet said days when the community shows patriotic pride,
like Memorial Day, keeps spirits
high for active and retired military.
I want to thank everyone that
comes out on days like this, he
said. It means a lot to our local
veterans to have community
support on this utmost special of
days.

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What is it?

The ultra colorful hand-shaped objects in our photograph are non-other


than noisemakers.
Being loosely hinged at the wrist to
the handle, allows one to firmly shake
the handle and in the process the trio of
hand-shapes clatter and rattle against
one another creating the sound of frenzied applause.
These pocket-sized noisemakers are
often spotted at graduation ceremonies
and at New Year s Eve parties.
Ahhh, the family of plastics. Noisemakers existed long before plastic
was used instead of metal or wood to
manufacture them. But as for plastic
itself, it has quite a surprising timeline
of its own. PVC pipes the white plastic of which they are made, Polyvinyl
Chloride, care to guess its debut on the
planet? Would you believe 1872.
Quick What year was nylon invented? 1939. When was Styrofoam first created? 1954 (thanks to Michigans Dow
Chemical Company; the year earlier,
1953, Dow introduced Saran Wrap
although a Dow employee had actually
accidentally discovered how to make
the thin plastic wrap while on the job 21
years earlier.)
Crisper, crinklier cellophane was
introduced back in 1908 and does not
have a Dow lineage. Mylar (that thin silver material helium balloons are often
made from) didnt come onto the stage
until 1970, while celluloid was created
in the 1860s as a substitute for ivory in
Yes, they are forks. The fork on the far left is a dinner fork, the the manufacture of items such as billiard balls.
one in the middle is a salad fork, but what is the one on the
The worlds first-acknowledged plasright?
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Alexander Parkes, it was derived from


cellulose (the building block of most
plants cell walls). The awe-inspiring
material caught everyones attention
in 1862 for its ability to be heated then
molded and then cooled without losing
its new shape. (Sound the applause, or
rattle your noisemakers, accordingly)

Here are the people who contacted us


with the corect answer:
Louise Sterendoff, Reed City clappers
Carol Kenny, Evart plastic hand
clapper used for celebrations
Louise Dell, Hersey handheld clapper

Evart World War II vets receive recognition


By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

was still raging.


She was there, she says,
because her brother was
Hospice of Michigan
unable to enlist because
Lauds World War II Vetof flat feet.
erans
Other things may have
Evart couple served
fueled her desire to serve.
together while war still
Her father had been in
raged
Theyre wonderful peo- the military and was
ple. When you go in their along on the foray into
home, they make you feel Mexico in search of Pancho Villa.
welcome and wanted,
A more somber event
Sally Neal, a Hospice of
may have driven her deMichigan employee said
cision to enlist. She had
of Virginia and Wallace
(Bud) Theunick. You can lost a cousin who had
been on the Arizona durtell theyre military peoing the attack on Pearl
ple because they worry
about other people before Harbor. At Indian Head,
she was responsible for
themselves.
X-raying rocket and canOh, they have that denon powder to check for
lightful way of expressing themselves, too. By all foreign objects. Bud was
a machinist working on
accounts, they can spin
a yarn with the best. The producing ammunition
for the military.
two Theunicks met at a
Two years her junior,
military installation in
Bud worked in the powMaryland.
der-blending tower. They
Virginia told me that
ate lunch together one
Bud followed her around
day and a romance began.
to make sure no one else
They were married about
swooped in to take her,
a year later, on Aug. 9,
Neal said.
1945. That was the day the
Members of the CadilUnited States dropped the
lac Area Honor Guard
Fat Man, the second atomand representatives of
ic bomb, on Nagasaki.
Hospice of Michigan
Bud and Virginia recall
swooped down on the Evart VFW Hall Friday, May driving around the base
22, to bestow ribbons and after their wedding as
ebullient crowds, certain
certificates on the two
the war would soon be
World War II veterans to
over, celebrated.
commemorate their war
People said one war
efforts. The pair served
in the U.S. Navy at the In- was getting over and another one was starting,
dian Head Naval Base in
Virginia jokes.
Maryland.
The war ended and the
Virginia, a native of
pair moved to Buds naMuscatine, Iowa, was 20
tive Michigan, first to a
at the time she met Bud.
farm in the Lake Orion
It was 1944 and the war

area and then, in 1973, to


a 400-acre farm south of
Evart. They had seven
children.
After moving to Evart,
the couple grew their
own vegetables, tended
cattle and worked themselves into the fabric of
this mid-Michigan town.
Both are natural storytellers and love passing
the time sitting on the
front porch of their farmhouse, spinning yarns
and watching the world
go by Mary Ann Sabo, a
spokeswoman for Hospice
of Michigan, said.
Time took its toll on
the couple. Virginia, who
will turn 92 in July, began receiving care from
Hospice of Michigan.
Bud, who will turn 90 in
June, receives support
through HOMs At Home
Choices program. Having
caregivers in their home,
though, gave the pair new
acquaintances to charm.
Virginias Hospice nurse,
Melody Walker, enjoyed
hearing the couples stories.
Talking with the Theunicks, Walker said, is
like talking to a history
book. There are so few
World War II veterans left
that when you meet one,
you should talk.
Although Walker, who
grew up in Evart, knew
some of the Theunick
children in school, Virginia was the first female
World War II veteran she
had met. She realized the
two were prime candidates for We Honor Veter-

ans, a special program for


veterans HOM operates
with the National Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization and the U.S.
Dept. of Veterans affairs.
She began making

arrangements for the


ceremony. Her efforts
culminated in Fridays reception and ceremony.
The award ceremony
behind them, the duo has
one more big event to look

forward to this summer.


They will soon have been
married 70 years. If their
wedding really marked
the beginning of another
war, all wars should run
as smoothly.

Evarts five-day forecast


Your Local Weather
Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

5/29

5/30

5/31

6/1

6/2

81/56

84/57

59/42

65/44

72/46

Showers possible in the


afternoon.

Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
upper 50s.

Showers possible. Highs


in the upper
50s and lows
in the low
40s.

Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
mid 60s and
lows in the
mid 40s.

More sun
than clouds.
Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
mid 40s.

2009 American Profile Hometown Content Service

Reed Citys five-day forecast


Your Local Weather
Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

5/29

5/30

5/31

6/1

6/2

81/56

83/56

58/41

66/44

72/46

Chance of afternoon
showers.
Highs in the
low 80s and
lows in the
mid 50s.

Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
low 80s and
lows in the
mid 50s.

Showers possible. Highs


in the upper
50s and lows
in the low
40s.

Mix of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
mid 60s and
lows in the
mid 40s.

More sun
than clouds.
Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
mid 40s.

2009 American Profile Hometown Content Service

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Hospice of Michigan nurse Melody Walker enjoys conversing with the Theunicks about their World
War II experiences. Talking with the Theunicks, Walker said, is like talking to a history book. There
are so few World War II veterans left that when you meet one, you should talk.

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OLAH holding monthly


meetings

diabetes and diabetes prevention. Family members,


MSU Extension
friends and caregivers are
seeking volunteers for
also encouraged to attend.
EVART The Osceola
Seating is limited. ConLeague for Arts and Huequestrian program
tact Pam at 231-592-0792,
manities will be holding
reservations are required.
a monthly meeting on
CADILLAC MSU ExThe workshop will take
the first Tuesday of each
tension 4-H is currently
month at 6:30 p.m. at 207 N. place on Wednesdays
seeking volunteers for the
Main Street, Evart, 231-734- through June 17 from 10:30
Proud Equestrians Proa.m. to 1 p.m.
9900.
gram, PEP. Minimum age
Art, antiques, crafts.
for PEP participation is
Open Thursday, Friday,
five years old.
Volunteers needed for
Each rider requires three Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5
Road to Recovery
p.m.
volunteers to work with
Lapidary Class, Saturday,
them and their horse. The
REED CITY Road to
1 to 5 p.m.
program is held at Center
Recovery is an American
Classes in other areas of Cancer Society volunteerLake Bible Camp, east of
the arts will be offered for
Tustin on 20 Mile Road.
based program that prothose interested.
The program meets for
vides transportation for
six weeks on Tuesday evecancer patients to and
nings beginning on June
from their treatments.
Tiara
5k
run
is
June
6
16. People interested in
Volunteer drivers transin Reed City
volunteering for this proport patients from their
gram may contact Tracy
home to cancer treatment
REED CITY The TiTrautner, 4-H Program
centers, doctor visits and
ara 5K Fun Walk will be
Coordinator at 231-779-9480 held on June 6 at 9 a.m.
other cancer-related apor trautner@msu.edu.
pointments.
at GFWC Reed City, 503 S.
Minimum age for volunThe American Cancer
Chestnut Street.
teers is 15 years old. There
Society is working with
will be a volunteer orientaSpectrum Health Reed City
Marion Fair books
tion meeting at 5:30 p.m. on
Hospital, Susan P. Wheatare available at MSU
June 2 at MSU Extension,
lake Regional Cancer
401 N. Lake Street, CadilCenter to recruit volunteer
Extension
lac.
drivers and coordinators
Volunteers are welcome
from Osceola and its surREED CITY Marion
to attend as many or as few Fair books are available at rounding counties to help
session as their schedules
drive cancer patients to
the Osceola County MSU
allow.
and from their treatment.
Extension Office.
All volunteers need is a
All entries must be prefew hours during the week
registered by June 6.
Elvis tribute artist at
and a desire to make a difEvart Depot June 5
ference.
Native plant
Local community memEVART Elvis tribute
presentation is June 5 bers who are interested
artist, Jake Slater, will be
performing on June 5 from
REED CITY The Osceo- in volunteering for the
Road to Recovery program
7 to 9 p.m. at the Evart Dela-Lake Conservation Disshould contact the Ameripot, 200 S. Main Street.
trict is holding its annual
can Cancer Society at 1-800native plant presentation
227-2345.
and sale on June 5 at the
Wood carvers roundup Reed City Depot.
starts June 3
A presentation on
Spectrum offers
Michigan Native Plants
REED CITY Wood
for Pollinator Habitat will diabetes support group
carvers roundup will be
be from 4 to 5 p.m. Patricia
held from June 3 to 6 at
REED CITY Spectrum
Ruta McGhan, Botanist for Health is offering a diabethe Osceola County Fairthe US Forest Service, will tes support group on the
grounds, 101 Recreation
speak about why it is imAvenue.
last Tuesday of the month
portant to the ecosystem at at 4 p.m. at the diabetes
large to use Michigan naeducation building, 219
MARSP meeting
tive plants, why pollinators East Church Street.
on June 2
have been having problems
The groups are free and
and are at risk, how to add open to those with diabeHERSEY An MARSP
native plants to the landtes or those who support
meeting will be held on
scape, and how to create a
someone with the condiJune 2 at 1 p.m. at the
pollinator habitat. A native tion. Facilitators will lead
Hersey United Methodist
plant sale will follow from
discussions on various
Church, 200 West Second
5 to 7 p.m. Plants can also
topics including healthy
Street.
be pre-ordered.
cooking, computer apps for
The program will be a
Order forms are availdiabetes, use of over-theHistory of Delos Blodgett.
able at the District office or counter medications and
Snacks provided.
can be found at www.osceo- more.
For more information,
lalakecd.org. Deadline for
To register, call 231-592contact Gloria at 231-832pre-orders was May 18.
4483.
5814.
For more information,
call the Osceola-Lake ConRuth and Max
Dinner with friends at
servation District at 231Bloomquist at Rambadt 832-2950.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
EVART Dinner with
Park
Friends Community Meal
Safety Town
will be held on the second
REED CITY Ruth and
starts June 8
Wednesday of each month
Max Bloomquist will be
performing on June 13 at
REED CITY Reed City from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St.
Paul Lutheran Church, 435
7 p.m. at Rambadt Park,
Community Education
US. 10.
(an extension of Reed City W. 5th Street.
Donations appreciated.
Area Public Schools) presTake out available.
ents safety town, an event
River City Jazz in Evart to be held June 8 through
For more information,
June 12
contact 231-734-3585 or 231June 19 from 9:30 to 11:30
734-5491.
a.m. at G.T. Norman ElEVART Enjoy River
ementary School, room 10/
City Jazz on June 12 from
small gym.
7 to 9 p.m. at the Evart DeBreakfast at the Moose
The cost is $30 per child
pot, 200 S. Main Street.
and is open to children
REED CITY The
ages 4 to 6 (child must be 4 Moose Lodge 705 will be
Roosevelt Diggs to play by June 8).
having breakfast (eggs,
Rambadt Park June 27
Safety instruction insausage, potatoes, biscuits
cludes: pedestrians in traf- and gravy, pancakes and
REED CITY Roosevelt
fic, strangers, poison, fire,
french toast) on the second
Diggs will be performing
on June 27 at 7 p.m. at Ram- water, playground, bicycle, and fourth Sunday of evmatches, drugs, animals
ery month from 8 to 11 a.m.
badt Park, US 10.
There may be some surOriginal folk, rock, coun- and more.
Must have been regisprises, too. All for just $6
try and blues.
tered by May 22. G.T. Norper person, all you can eat.
man Elementary is located
Evart holding chalk art at 338 W. Lincoln Avenue,
Free dinner
festival June 27
231-832-5548.
at Reed City church
EVART Chalk art festival will be held on June
REED CITY There
Free concert
27 from 9 a.m. to noon on
will be a free dinner every
at Reed City Depot
Main Street in Evart.
Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at
Kari Holmes and The
REED CITY A free con- the Church of the FirstModern Day Drifters
cert at the Reed City Depot born Revival Center, 310 S.
country.
Higbee.
will be held on the second
Donations accepted but
and fourth Thursdays from
7 to 9 p.m. through Sept. 17. not necessary.
Mafia String Band
Featuring music by Cein Reed City June 20
dar Creek country, oldFree community dinner
REED CITY Enjoy the ies and gospel.
Michigan Mafia String
SEARS Free commuBand on June 20 at 7 p.m. at
nity dinner will be held evFree
diabetes
workshop
Rambadt Park, US 10.
ery Saturday night at 5:45
at Reed City Senior
Rocking acoustic bluep.m. in Brooks Corners
grass.
Hall with a contemporary
Center
worship at 6:30 p.m. Invite
REED CITY A free
The Matt Wagner Band diabetes PATH (Personal a friend.
Weight loss group meeton June 18
ings on Thursdays
Action towards Health)
EVART T.O.P.S weight
EVART The Matt Wag- workshop will be held at
loss support group meets
the Reed City Senior Cenner Band will be performevery Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
ter, 219 E. Todd Avenue.
ing on June 18 from 7 to
This workshop is open to at the Evart United Meth8:30 p.m. at Riverside Park,
anyone with diabetes and/ odist Church. Weigh in is
315 S. River.
Christian contemporary. or those who want to learn from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and
more about living with
meeting is at 9:30 a.m.

T.O.P.S. MI 1390 weight


loss support groups meets
every Thursday at 6 p.m.
at Calvary Baptist Church.
Weigh in is from 6 to 6:30
p.m. and meeting is from
6:45 to 8 p.m.

Health specialty clinic

REED CITY Urologist, John Anema, M.D.


will be offering outpatient
services at the hospitals
Specialty Clinic twice a
month.
He will be consulting
with patients on the second
Friday of the month and
performing outpatient surgery and other procedures,
including lithotripsy on
the fourth Friday.
The clinic is located at
300 N. Patterson Road. Contact Spectrum Health Reed
City Hospital Specialty
Clinic at 231-832-7108 for
more information.

Fibromyalgia support
group meeting

BIG RAPIDS Support


group for people with
Fibromyalgia will be meeting the first and third Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. at St.
Johns Lutheran Church,
located at 1004 N. McEwan.
McEwan.
Discussion topics are
based on the needs of
members of the group.
Suggestions are always
welcomed.
For more information,
contact Lori at 989-386-6113.

Activities at the Osceola


Senior Center

REED CITY The Senior Center, 219 E. Todd


Street, has activities happening four afternoons
during the week. On
Mondays and Thursdays,
euchre is played from 1 to 3
p.m.; on Tuesdays, bingo is
played from 12:30 to 3 p.m.;
and on Fridays, pedro is
played from 1 to 3 p.m.
The center is open for
young and old to come and
enjoy an afternoon of fun
and enjoyment.
For further information,
contact Carolyn at 231-8322676 or Bonnie at 231-8321136.

Free movie nights


SEARS Free movie
nights will be held the
second Friday night of the
month at 7 p.m. at Brooks
Corner Hall, US 66 and 10.
Free popcorn and hot dogs.

Day book club


at Reed City Library

REED CITY A day


book club will be held on
the first Wednesday of the
month at 1:30 p.m. at the
Reed City Public Library.

Free health care


services

CADILLAC Free limited health care services


are available in Cadillac
for residents of Wexford,
Missaukee and parts of
Osceola and Lake Counties
with low income and no
health insurance. Weekly
health clinics are scheduled based on availability
of volunteer health care
providers. New patients
need to call for an eligibility appointment.
Medication assistance
may be available through
the Stehouwer Free Clinic.
Qualified applicants must
have a Mercy Hospital Cadillac affiliated provider
and meet guidelines set by
pharmaceutical companies. Eligibility appointments are scheduled for
Tuesday and Wednesday
mornings.
Office hours are Monday
through Thursday, 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to
1 p.m.)
Stehouwer Free Clinic is
located at 201 N. Mitchell
Street (Lower Level).

Hersey Congregational
Church services

HERSEY Service time


for Hersey Congregational
Church, 216 S. Main Street,
is a 9 a.m. traditional service.

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Old time spring plantings

dig several hundred bushels of potatoes planted the


spring before. The snow
came so early that season
Late May into June has
that the farmers were
been bustling with busy
not able to dig the potafarmers clearing fields
and sowing seeds into this toes during the harvest.
areas rich soil since early Hoover said the potatoes
were in a fine condition.
settlement.
Hoover also wrote this
Farming was a necessity
memory of John F. Spears
to the early settlers, and
who moved on 80 acres
spring plantings not only
furnished food for their ta- of wild land in Pinora
Township, Lake County
bles, cellars and pantries,
in 1879, From the rising
but also was sometimes a
of the sun in the east until
means of extra income.
the evening was shining,
Thick, tall forests that
he worked until he had 10
spanned the northern
acres of timber cut and
Michigan wilderness
ready to burn to clear the
greeted the first homecrops. In the spring Mr.
steaders and posed quite
Spears would plant about
the challenge for cultivat2 acres of corn by striking farmland.
ing his ax into the ground
Charles H. Barlow, a
and planting corn in the
Civil War vet from LeRoy,
opening and stomping on
wrote in his memiors,
it to keep the chipmunks
In 1874 I landed on a U.S.
from digging it up. He
homestead in Highland
Township, Osceola County. also planted two and a
half acres of potatoes and
Then another siege of
warring with the big trees, harvested more than 300
bushels of fine spuds; selltwo years in Highland
ing his potatoes and half
and five in Marion, and
of his crop of 80 bushels
finally in 1882 I settled in
Hartwick. My life has been of corn. This was the first
a laborious one and at the crops sold from the farm.
A fine garden furnished
heaviest kind of work.
the family plenty of vegPulling stumps was a
etables. Mr. Spears is a
very hard and tedious
very strong husky man.
process, and the farmers
often planted between the He told me he raised a
pumpkin on his farm that
stumps so they could get
he couldnt lift though he
their crops started in a
timely manner and tackle had tried many times to
lift but finally gave it up.
the stumps at their own
He finally gave it up to a
pace. The pulled stumps
bunch of lumberjacks who
furnished fencing to keep
took it to camp on a pair of
the cows in.
logging sleighs, and made
John William Hoover,
who came to Lake County it into pies for Christmas
dinner.
in 1868, recalled how winLate spring frosts back
ter came very early his
in the old days were just as
first year here. By March
much an issue for norththere was a level sheet of
ern Michigan farmers as
snow four feet deep that
kept the soil from freezing they are today. Nirvana
and kept everything green pioneer James M. Avery
offered this solution, It
beneath the ground.
has at last been discovered
He helped James Blood
By Shanna Avery
Special to the Weekly Voice

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that the green sprouts of


the oak grubs, when covered with leaves are useful. Mr. Avery of Cherry
Valley, informs us that
he used them in covering
plants in his garden during the frost last Friday
night, and they proved
a better protective than
paper. Our readers should
make a note of this. Lake
County Star: June 18, 1874
Some farmers waited
until July to plant. Frank
Robson, who raised his
family in the Chase area
in the early 1900s, always
planted his potatoes on the
4th of July. His children
spent the holiday toiling
in the fields instead of
watching fireworks. The
advantage to this method
was that potato bugs didnt
bother crops as bad so late
in the season.
People who came to the
area were drawn to the
rich farmland in Osceola
County and surrounding
areas. The 1884 Osceola
County Portrait and Biography Album gave
statistics of the farms in
the area.
In Richmond Township
there were 7,500 acres
improved with about 175
farms. Major crops were
wheat and hay. In 1883
there were 1,700 acres of
wheat with production of
67,250 bushels. In 1882, the
hay lands were 1,393 acres
with yield of 1,344 tons.
Near Hersey, Several
large and beautiful farms
under a high state of cultivation are to be seen in the
immediate vicinity. First
and principal among them
is that of Mr. Blodgett, lying adjacent to the village
on the south, and comprising between two and
three hundred acres of
improved land, which for
beauty and fertility will
compare favorably with
any in the State. To the
westward is the farm of
B.F. Gooch, on rather high
and rolling land.
In Evart Township there
were 70 farms with about
2,500 acres improved.
Wheat did very well, the
yield in 1883 being about
5,000 bushels, though hay

Tillie Clementshaw Raymond working in her garden.


and potatoes were regarded as the best crop.
In LeRoy Township
there were about 2,500
acres of improved land,
with 120 farms and, In
1882 it produced 3,522
bushels of wheat, 10,635
bushels of corn, 6,602
bushels of oats, and 10,663
bushels potatoes, and 671
tons of hay. The average
yield of wheat per acre is
1,414 bushels.
Lincoln Township was
reported as, Exceedingly
well watered, having the
Hersey River with its numerous branches, which

meander through it; also


by several small lakes. The
surface of the land is rolling, with a clay loam and
a sandy soil. It is regarded
good for farming purposes, and the township
contains many fine farms,
with good farm buildings.
The Lake County Star
reported some improvements made on the land of
some of the homesteaders
by 1879. Martin L. Drake,
who settled in Yates Township, Lake County in 1872,
had 2 acres of wheat, 1
acre of corn, acre of
oats, 2 acres of buckwheat,

Pine River Golf Classic


Sunday June 7, 2015 Rain or Shine

The Rose Golf Course, 16264 18 Mile Rd., LeRoy


12:00-12:45 PM Registration 1:00 PM Shotgun Start

$65 per golfer ($260 per team) Limited to 36 Teams


*Participants must be 18 or older and out of high school.

The Buck Pride Group is happy to host the


16th Annual Pine River Golf Classic. The Buck
Pride Group is working to raise money and
support to improve Pine River Area Schools
athletic facilities. By golfing and/or signing
up for a sponsorship, you will help us begin
to restore Pine Rivers athletic facilities.

EACH ENTRY INCLUDES:


18 holes of golf, golf cart, a hot dog and pop at the turn and dinner
Entry into the contests for longest drive, longest putt, and for the
closest to the pin 2nd shot.
Par 3 prizes.
1st place mens and womens teams will win both cash and golf!
Co-ed teams play in the mens division.

Questions? Call Tiffany Lindquist at 231-846-0852 or go to


www.buckpride.com. Deadline for entry/sponsor is June 2nd.
Player 1 (Captain): __________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________________________
Email: ____________________________________________
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1 acre of potatoes, 1 acre


of beans, 6 acres of rye,
4 acres of millet, 1 acre
of roots, and, Mr. D. succeeds with a nice garden
of vegetables and flowers,
each year, and thinks he
can secure a good living
off the plains. Feb. 13,
1879
George Kadwell who
settled in Chase Township in the spring of 1868,
had 3 acres of wheat,
acre of corn, acre of
oats, 2 acres of potatoes,
3 acres of barley, acre
of peas,and acre of turnips.

Evart veteran bears constant


reminder of the price of freedom
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

16th Annual

Photo courtesy of Shanna Avery

Father of us all! In the


depth of our silent reverence we realize the truth
of the inspired words, I
am the resurrection and
the life; he that believeth
in me, though he were
dead, yet shall he live.
As comrade after comrade departs we march
on with our ranks grown
thinner.
As Larry D. Barden delivered the prayer, taken
from the VFW manual,
Monday morning during
Evarts Memorial Day
commemorations, those
in attendance could easily
see he was missing a leg.
Nearby, embedded in the
semicircular walkway that
arcs through Evarts Guyton Park, are John F. Kennedys words Freedom
is not free and Thomas
Paines words Those
who expect to reap the
blessings of liberty must
undergo the fatigues of
supporting it.
Barden looked on later
from among the 21 uni-

ANDY DUFFY | Weekly Voice

Evart Vietnam War veteran Larry D. Barden lost a leg after stepping on a land mine on Thanksgiving Day, 1967.
formed veterans Monday
as 49th Circuit Court
Judge Kimberly L. Booher
told the crowd squeezed into Evarts Joseph W. Park
that people too often fail
to remember those whose
lives today bear a lasting
memory of their commitment to their country. The

words of Booher, Kennedy


and Paine, poignant to
anyone, convey a personal
message to Barden.
It was Nov. 23, 1967,
Thanksgiving Day. In the
states, Bardens family
members heard a recorded
greeting carried over the
airwaves from the young

sergeant and squad leader.


On patrol in Vietnam and
far from home, family and
Thanksgiving Day celebrations, Barden stepped on a
landmine. Late in the day
a telegram arrived telling
Bardens family of his
injury.
God was looking out for
me, Barden tells people
today. The heat from the
explosion cauterized the
wound and slowed his
bleeding. Medics got to
him immediately and he
was evacuated quickly.
Barden went to college
and earned a degree. He
married a girl he met in
college, worked as an engineer in an Evart industrial
factory and has four children and eight grandchildren. He is an active member of the Evart United
Methodist Church.
Ive been very fortunate, he says. It was
great that God spared my
life.
Still, Barden knew better
than many in the crowd at
Guyton Park on Memorial
Day that freedom carries a
price tag.

Evart schools holding forum on extension vote


EVART Evart Public
Schools is asking community members to attend
a forum to discuss possible school improvement
projects through a bond
renewal.
Evart Public School Superintendent Howard Hyde

said the district hopes people will consider attending


the presentation, which he
said will provide information about a potential bond
option for the upcoming
November election.
Hyde said the renewal option is under consideration

as a way to finance school


improvement projects.
Members of the Evart
Board of Education, Administration and staff wish
to provide an overview of
the possible scope of work
to be done at each building
campus, said Hyde of the

public forum.
The community meeting
will take place Tuesday,
June 2 at the Evart High
School Cafeteria at 7 p.m.
All are invited to attend,
ask questions and learn
more about upcoming projects and requests.

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Once again crowds descended on the Evart Air Industrial Park for the
annual Memorial Weekend Flea Market. Vendors selling everything from
artwork and crafts to goods and furniture.
The rows of options made for a wide variety of treasure hunters.
Vendors were local crafters and tradesmen, while some came from all
across the state to sell their wares at the market.
Top: Kathy Elder of Evarts Elders Dairy Beef sold out most of their supply
of frozen, locally raised beef during the two-day flea market.
Left: Evart resident and local honey manufacturer Tom Bennett sold his
sweet treat at this years market.

Reed City Police


Department, weekly
report

If you see any suspicious


activity, call 911. For a nonemergency call 832-3255.
Email tips to HYPERLINK
mailto:RCPD@reedcityhall.
orgRCPD@reedcityhall.org

5/18/15
Officers were called to
perform a property inspection
regarding local grass ordinance. Warnings were issued
with a follow up inspection.

5/19/15
Officers responded to
residence concerning a stolen hanging plant from front
porch.
Officers assisted Osceola
County Sheriffs Department
with locating a juvenile Community Mental Health patient
who had gotten away from
staff and left the building.
Patient was located and returned.
Officers responded to
Spectrum Health-Skilled
Nursing Center regarding
stolen money. After some investigation the case was unfounded.
Officers responded to a
two vehicle property damage
accident. No injuries were reported.

5/20/15
Officers responded to a
wellbeing check. The individual was reported to possibly be suicidal. Contact was
made and it was determined
the individual was not suicidal.
Officers performed a traffic stop and found the 44 year
old male driver to have an
outstanding warrant for child
neglect from another jurisdiction. Officer placed him under
arrest and transported him
to the Osceola County Jail
where he was lodged without
incident.
Officers respond to a call
regarding a suspicious situation at the Westerburg Park.
The case was unfounded.
Officers were dispatched
to a wellbeing check. The
male individual stated to officers he wanted to hurt himself. Officers transported him
to the emergency room at
Spectrum Health Reed City
campus were the individual
voluntary signed in for a mental evaluation.
Officers were requested
for an unruly juvenile. The
juvenile was transported to
relatives residence by the officer without further incident.

5/21/15
Officers were called to
perform a property inspection
regarding junk vehicles. Photos were taken and a notice
to remove was served. The

Public record
matter will have a follow up
inspection at a later date.
Officers were called to assist with the Osceola County
Sheriffs Department regarding a child abuse complaint.
Officers were called to assist a 48 year old female who
had fallen in a local parking
lot. Officer waited with her
until the EMS could respond.
The individual said she would
seek her own medical treatment should she feel she
needed any.
5/22/15
Officers were called to
the Reed City High School regarding a student possibly in
possession of a small amount
of marijuana. The matter is
under investigation.
Officers were dispatched
regarding two dogs running
at large. One dog was apprehended and placed with
Osceola County Animal Control.
Officers were dispatched
to a two car traffic accident in
which both drivers had sus-

tained minor injuries and both


refused medical treatment. A
citation was issued for failing
to stop in an assured clear
distance.
Officers were dispatched
to assist with a child custody
matter involving visitation
rights. Officers advised both
individuals on the proper
course of action.
5/23/15
Officers were requested
to stand by while a male removed his belongings from
his girlfriends residence of
whom he was separating
from. Officers assisted without incident.
Officers were dispatched
to perform a well being check
involving a mother yelling at
her children while using profanity. The officer ensured the
children were safe and issued
a verbal warning.
Officers were dispatched
to local trailer park regarding
a noise compliant of a barking dog. The residence of the
barking dog was located and

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Evart Police Department


weekly report

5/24/15
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for an equipment violation,
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secured and it is believed
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visits until the owner is contacted.
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had an outstanding warrant. The individual in question then fled the officers on
foot. After a brief search he
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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS,


local one owner trade, 3.4 V6,
very nice car, $5,800, $0 down,
8.99% APR x 48 months, only
$159/mo. on approved credit.
Please call Dale Eising at Classic Chevrolet (231)839-7231 or
(231)942-2514.

2008 Kia Spectra, 1 owner, just


over 100k miles, fuel-efficient 4
door, priced to sell @ $5,600.00
plus tax, $0 down and payments
less than $150 a month for 48
mos @ 5.99% APR on approved
credit. Call JP @ Classic Chevrolet (231)839-7231

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ, 2.4


cylinder, leather, heated seats,
moonroof, local trade $11,900,
5.99% APR x 72 mos., only
$213/mo. on approved credit.
Please call Dale Eising at Classic Chevrolet (231)839-7231 or
(231)942-2514.

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2012 Ford Focus, sale price


$12,500, gets 28 MPG in the city
and 38 MPG on the highway.
2.49% APR & 72 mos. @ $202.43
a mo. with $0 down, on approved
credit. Call Bryan at Classic
Chevrolet today at (231)8397231.

2005 Ford F-150 XLT, crew cab,


5.4 V-8, matching topper, local
trade, very nice truck, $13,400, $0
down 7.99% APR x 60 mos.,
$293/mo. on approved credit.
Please call Dale Eising at Classic Chevrolet (231)839-7231 or
(231)942-2514.

2005 Yukon XL SLT, leather,


DVD, moonroof, on sale for
$9,900 plus tax or only $262 per
mo. for 48 mos. @ 7.99% APR on
approved credit. Call JP @ Call
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The Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District is accepting applications for a General Education School Social
Worker (half-time). A complete
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application, resume, transcripts,
certifications and references to:
Mark R. Klumpp, Assistant Superintendent, Mecosta-Osceola
Intermediate School District,
15760 190th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307 by June 10, 2015.

SERVICES
2012 Chevy Malibu. Stock
#12890. Low miles on this fuel efficient 2.4L, 4 cylinder. Too many
features to list. Must see. Only
$237/mo. with $0 down at 2.45%
APR* for 72/mos. Call Ethan with
Classic Chevy @ (231)429-5162.

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Trucks
202

2013 Dodge Avenger, one owner


vehicle, sale price $13,900 at
2.49% APR & 72 mos. @
$225/mo. with $0 down, on approved credit. Call Bryan at Classic Chevrolet today at (231)8397231.

Wow, look at me! 2012 Buick


Verano with only 44k for miles
and cyber gray metallic and 30
mpg per gallon. This Buick is
ready for the summer, priced @
$15,300 plus tax and fees and $0
down for 72 months @ 2.49%
APR = $247.98 a month, on approved credit.Call Adam @ Classic Chevy today 231-884-8858.

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2008 Ford Edge Limited, AWDleather loaded up SUV. Priced @


$13,700 plus tax and fees with $0
down for 60 months @ 5.9% APR
= $ 285.01 a month, on approved
2009 GMC ext cab, 4x4, 5.3 V-8, credit. Call for appointment toleather, heated seats, low pay- day with Adam @ Classic Chevy
ment $14,900, $0 down 5.99% (231)884-8858.
APR x 60 months, $309/mo. on
approved credit. Please call Dale
Eising at Classic Chevrolet
(231)839-7231 or (231)942-2514.

2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD.


Stock #12846. Clean Carfax, loaded & a warranty! Only $10,600.
That's just $227/mo. with $0 down
Super clean, low milage 2013 at 6.99% APR* for 60mos. on apDodge Ram 1500, sprayed in bed proved credit. Call Ethan with
liner, Tonneau cover and tow Classic Chevy @ (231)429-5162.
package. Priced to sell at $ 24,990
plus tax and fees with 10% down
for 72 months @ 2.49% APR =
$362.69 a month, on approved
credit. This truck wont be here
long so call Adam Holmes @
Classic Chevy now (231)8848858.
2011 Jeep Compass, Clearance
priced! Only $13,500 plus tax or
$0 down and only $222 per mo. x
72mos @ 2.99% APR on approved credit. Call JP @ Call JP
@ Classic Chevrolet (231)8397231.

SUVS
203

Building Services
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Remodeling
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Vans
204
2003 Ford Explorer LXS 4x4.
Stock #12757. Low miles on a
4.0L V6. Power windows & doors.
Remote keyless entry, cruise & a
tow package! Priced to sell at
$5,500, $0 down, 6.99% x
36/mos. on approved credit. That
is only $188/mo. on a low mileage
4x4. Come find your new vehicle
today! Call Ethan with Classic
Chevy @ (231)429-5162.

MERCHANDISE
Firewood & Timber
517
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan,
sale price $14,900, $0 down,
$242/mo. 2.49 APR @ 72 mos.,
on approved credit. Call Bryan @
Classic Chevrolet (231)8397231.

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www.weeklyvoice.net | Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nicole Hamner-Weiss | Weekly Voice

Local Reed City members of the AMVETS and VFW posts participated in the Memorial Day ceremony in Reed
City, which included a 21-gun salute, marching and placing a wreath at the countys veterans memorial site.
The group stood in silent attention during a moving speech by speaker Clifton Sweet, a decorated combat
veteran.
Below: The Evart community came out in strong numbers to honor veterans during the Evart Memorial Day
ceremony.

Evarts veterans use historic firearms


their way into the jungles of Vietnam. Today the
rifles remain popular with drill teams and military
honor guards.
The rifles have a gas-operated rotating bolt. As
The VFW Post 7979 and AMVETS Post 11 honor
guards use historic M1 Garand rifles for ceremonial one round is fired, expanding gases provide the enduties. The semiautomatic M1 Garands officially re- ergy to load another round.
The M1 Garand was slow to gain acceptance in
placed bolt action M1903 Springfield repeating rifles
some quarters. British Army officials believed the
as the standard service rifle in 1936. Military historians believe that during World War II, the M1 gave
rifle was unreliable in muddy conditions. American
U.S. forces a distinct advantage over Axis troops,
forces, however, used them successfully.
who were still using bolt action rifles.
Today when honor guards use M1 Garands for cerM1s continued to be used during the Korean
emonial purposes, onlookers are watching the rifle
War and, although the military started replacing
that was very important to the success of American
them with M14s in 1957, some Garands even made
troops during the greatest war of them all.
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice