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Candidates file for school board him by phone for a glimpse of the
election * Only install drywall once the home man behind the makeovers. We can walk into someone’s house
has been closed in, and give joint and they have a beautiful poster of a
BIG RAPIDS — Candidates have filed compound enough time to dry before Q: Your official Web site says you Van Gogh, let’s pick “Starry Night.”
for the May 4 school board elections it is painted or covered. were the first to cry on “Extreme We’ve all seen it, and here it is in this
in Mecosta and Osceola counties. Makeover: Home Edition.” Tell me lovely couple’s house. Or you can walk
None of the districts in the Mecosta- * Be sure that there is adequate about that. into someone’s house anywhere and
Osceola Intermediate School District ventilation in your home. Energy- maybe they’ve had their child do their
will feature contested races for board efficient homes can trap moisture, A: Does it really say that? My word. own version of that.
seats. The following residents have which leads to mold. I need to change that! Yes, I cried
filed in districts in the MOISD: during the pilot. I cry pretty easily. Manipulate that with the computer
Big Rapids Public Schools (electing * Bamboo flooring is abundant and I’m a bit of a crybaby. They’re tears of and then we can put it up on our wall.
two members to four-year terms) renewable, but bamboo’s not highly joy. No one else in the world has that.
n David Murray durable. For a truly green floor, That’s an original that your child did.
n John C. Thomas* choose more durable materials, like Q: So you’re a sensitive carpenter. That makes it notable.
Chippewa Hills School District ceramic tile.
(electing two members to four-year A: It’s important to be sensitive. You Q: So you have a lot of original art?
terms) * Select the right type of wallboard can pick up on things you wouldn’t
n Douglas L. Bitler* for high-moisture rooms like kitchens otherwise. But I think it makes me a A: We have over 200 framed pieces
n Tammy Lewandowski and baths. Generally, cement board better person, carpenter, designer. of artwork up on the wall, and all of
Evart Public Schools (electing one or boards that combine fiberglass and You can be sensitive to someone else’s them come from friends and children.
member to a four-year term) cement are best for applying ceramic needs and wants, as opposed to being My dad does watercolors, so we have
n Karen J. Pylman* tile. Tile grout allows water intrusion, insensitive. Which means you would a few of his up.
Morley Stanwood Community Schools which can lead to mold. miss the subtle things that would
(electing one member to a four-year make someone’s life a little better. Q: What do you consider to be the
term) For more information on center of your home?
n Cyndy Marek* these and other mold-resistant Q: You were 5 when your family home
Reed City Area Public Schools building tips, please visit www. burned to the ground? Did that drive A: The dining room table. It’s the
(electing two members to four-year responsiblemoldsolutions.org. Also, your interest in carpentry? gathering place. It’s like the fire.
terms) a copy of a free brochure on mold- We gather around it, we eat, we tell
n Scott Grindel* fighting tips is available by e-mailing A: The five children and my mom and stories. Our memories are there. I can
n Scott Ridderman* info@responsiblemoldsolutions.org. dad and grandmom had to be split shut my eyes and tell you the scars
up for a while as the new home was that are in the dining room table
* indicates incumbent board member Alcohol use lower among blacks being built. I stayed with some friends that we had when I was growing up.
of my parents. The builder went on I can put my hand down and feel the
To Be Green, Homes Must Be African Americans have lower strike so we couldn’t finish it; my dad groove in the piece of wood that was
Dry and Mold-Free drinking rates than other racial had to finish building the house. He right in front of me, where I sat from
groups, according to a new survey was already doing two jobs. I would the time I was 2 until I was 18 and left
(NewsUSA) - You often hear the term from the Substance Abuse and Mental be with him while he was running the house.
“green building” as homebuyers seek Health Services Administration. It trim or baseboards or putting in the
to purchase homes that are built found that blacks ages 18 and older mantel. I would do anything I could Q: What’s your best personal home
using recycled materials or that use use alcohol at a rate of 44.3 percent do to help him. renovation?
less energy. compared with the national average
of 55.2 percent. Q: Sounds as if you got the bug early. A: We were renting a loft out in
Recycling and energy-efficiency are Williamsburg, Brooklyn, long before
important goals, but they must be Moreover, blacks ages 18 to 25 are A: All my mom and dad wanted was it was in vogue, would have been
pursued in a way that preserves your much less likely than other young to get their family back together 1987. We lived on the second floor
home’s ability to manage and repel adults to engage in binge drinking under one roof. I watched people and the first floor extended longer
moisture. Energy-efficient homes — 25.3 percent compared with 41.6 come and help my dad; the Knights than ours so we had a rooftop we
often trap unwanted moisture. Some percent in the general population. of Columbus would come over, the could walk out on — and when you
renewable building materials aren’t ladies from Our Lady of Charity did, the J Train passed right over us.
durable enough to be sustainable. The survey is part of a series would come over, plumbers from the In three days we built a deck for a
So, how do you build green and conducted by SAMHSA to learn how neighborhood. I watched people come party we threw. Kelly made masks for
dry? According to The Responsible to target alcohol and drug abuse and put it together to get us back everyone and we built this wonderful
Solutions to Mold Coalition (RSMC), treatment and prevention efforts under one roof. Now I’m doing the 400-square-foot-deck.
a consortium of building materials to various age, gender and ethnic same thing!
companies and associations, groups. The survey also found that the Q: What three things should no home
including USG Corporation, National rate of illegal drug use among black Q: You are a noted Dumpster diver. be without?
Gypsum and American Gypsum, adults is higher than the national Share some of your secrets.
building green homes means average — 9.5 percent compared with A: Dogs, friends and a piano. There
designing, building and maintaining 7.9 percent. And among black males A: You have to be willing to look, to has to be music and there has to be
them in a way that keeps moisture ages 26 to 49, illegal drug use is 14.7 dig through, to go down the darkest life itself.
at bay. Damp homes not only percent compared with 11.2 percent alley to find the brightest jewel. You
deteriorate more quickly, they also in the general population for that age need to learn the places to go to find Shaking up Alzheimer’s patients
create an unhealthy environment that group. Binge drinking is also much the good stuff. In New York I’d come
can become moldy and attract insects higher in pregnant black women than out of all the theaters, and when they By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian
and other vermin. among pregnant women in other age strike a set you can pull some good St. Louis Post-Dispatch
groups. wood and make something out of it. (MCT)
Here are some helpful hints to make Medical experts believe that a lot of
sure your home stays dry: The report is available at the Q: What’s your best found treasure? the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease,
SAMHSA website, http://oas.samhsa. including memory loss, result from
* Avoid complex roof designs that gov. A: I found a good oak library chair in damage to synapses that carry vital
trap rainwater in valleys that do not 1979 that we still have today. Actually, messages between brain cells.
drain. Paul DiMeo: The people’s we have found three others. They are
carpenter slightly different, but for the most Now a group of researchers at St.
* Never install wet building materials part they’re all white oak, done well. Louis University is taking a closer
-- they should be protected from the By Kim Yeager look at a nutritional shake that
elements before installation. Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Q: What are some of your other seems to improve verbal memory in
(MCT) notable items? Alzheimer’s patients.
* Flashings must be installed around You know Paul DiMeo as the
all doors, windows and chimneys caring carpenter and designer from A: Here’s the thing about being The researchers are seeking people
to drive moisture outside of the television’s “Extreme Makeover: notable, what makes something who are in early stages of the disease
building. Home Edition.” We caught up with notable? to participate in the 24-week study.
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00358139 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

A total of 500 volunteers will be Massachusetts Institute of Technology natural sources. disease invade the gumline, they also
recruited at 40 study sites nationwide. in Boston, and contains uridine, access the bloodstream. Once they
choline and omega-3 fatty acids — Kids Take Gum Disease to Heart enter the circulatory system, these
Participants must be at least 50 compounds that are found in fish, harmful bacteria can cause disease in
years old, have mild to moderate meat and breast milk. (NewsUSA) - Teaching your kids to other parts of the body.
Alzheimer’s and be on a stable dose of care for their teeth will do more than
a drug approved by the FDA to treat Wurtman discovered that the ensure a healthy smile -- it may also But kids will be kids, and some may
Alzheimer’s. combination of nutrients promotes the help them avoid health problems later stop brushing their teeth before they
growth of spines on the membranes in life. finish singing “The Star Spangled
A caregiver must accompany of nerve cells in animals. When those Banner” or forget to floss after eating
participants to six visits and be spines come into contact with other Many parents consider cavities a that ice cream cone. Even if kids are
available by phone to answer nerve cells, they form connections. normal part of childhood -- after all, excellent brushers and flossers, they
questions about the patient’s behavior children eat more sweet foods than can’t get rid of the harmful bacteria
and ability to function. Alzheimer’s disease afflicts about adults and often neglect brushing and living in every part of their mouth.
4 million to 5 million Americans flossing. But research links cavities
Half of the participants will be given annually. and gum disease with serious health Parents can skip the risk by giving
the nutritional shake to drink with problems, including cardiovascular their kids an oral probiotic, like
breakfast. The other half will receive The current study builds on a similar disease. EvoraKids (www.myevorakids.com),
a control beverage. All participants one that SLU took part in two years a chewable that contains beneficial
will continue taking traditional ago. It followed 225 patients with While scientists haven’t proven that bacteria that are normally found in
Alzheimer’s medications prescribed by early-stage Alzheimer’s who were gum disease causes heart problems healthy mouths. When these good
their doctors. divided into two groups. Researchers or vice versa, research does suggest bacteria adhere to the teeth, they
tested them after 12 weeks by reading a relationship between the two leave less room for harmful bacteria to
The shake tastes like vanilla and stories, waiting 30 minutes, then conditions. The American Academy grow, helping to support tooth health.
strawberries even though it’s made quizzing them on details. of Periodontology reports that people
with nutrients from fish. with periodontal, or gum, disease are “Daily use of a product such as
Forty percent of those who drank the almost twice as likely to have heart EvoraKids is an easy way to naturally
“You have to be able to mask the fish shake showed marked improvement in disease. Likewise, in a study of 657 maintain oral health,” says Dr. Jeffrey
taste,” said Dr. John Morley, director verbal memory, while only 24 percent heart-disease patients published in Hillman, D.M.D., Ph.D. and chief
of the division of geriatrics. “That’s the of those who drank the placebo “Circulation: Journal of the American medical officer for Oragenics. “The
problem — no one likes to drink fish.” showed improvement. Heart Association,” lead researcher good bacteria inhibit the growth of
Moise Desvarieux, M.D., Ph.D. of the damaging bad bacteria, leading to
Morley and Theodore Malmstrom, “It’s an exciting possibility as an Columbia University discovered better health and breath.”
assistant professor of neurology and adjunct to what’s already available,” that patients with harmful bacteria
psychiatry, are leading the study at ST. Morley said. “It may allow patients to in their mouths were more likely to For more information, visit www.
Louis University. stay home longer and communicate have a clogged artery in their neck, a myevorakids.com.
with friends a little longer.” precursor to stroke. Terms of Syndication
The shake was concocted by Dr. ©2009 NewsUSA
Richard Wurtman, professor The drink has almost no side effects, Researchers believe that, when the
of neuropharmacology at the because the ingredients come from all- harmful bacteria that cause gum

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Saturday Beginning line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. on
Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Thursdays in conference room A, the third room on
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. the right, at Mecosta County Medical Center; enter on
The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds trap and Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 the corner of Locust Street and Winter Avenue. For

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sporting clay shoots every Saturday. Trap shoots start p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more more information, call Eric at 866-398-5440.
at 10 a.m. and sporting clays start at 1 p.m. The club is information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20. For more Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at noon
info: Contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587. Tai Chi at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Darwin T.
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more at (231) 796-8956.

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1 p.m. every Saturday. Recycle! is located at 424 information, call (231) 972-2884. Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 3 to 5:30
N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, p.m. every Thursday. Recycle! is located at 424 N.
Center. 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood
SIERRA performs live the last Saturday of every (231) 972-2884. Center.
month from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Morley American Card recycling at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Diabetes Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the

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Legion. All welcome. Square dancing if enough Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more first Thursday of the month at Mecosta County
patrons want it. information, call (231) 972-2884. Medical Center, 605 Oak St., Big Rapids, in the
Portrait painting workshop with Ken Cadwallader, Theology at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior hospital classroom area. Please use the hospital’s
10 a.m. at the Ferris State University Creative Arts Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more main entrance and stop by the information desk for
Center. Free, but tickets are available at Artworks. information, call (231) 972-2884. directions. Signs will direct you to the classroom.
Connecting generations through gardening, led by TOPS No. 1189 meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Most meetings have an educational speaker; there

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landscape architect and horticulturist Merry Kim Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 200 S. Stewart Ave., is no charge. No meeting scheduled for December
(Brand) Myers, 2 p.m. at Big Rapids City Hall. Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-6271 for more information. or January. For information or to be placed on the
Art through the Ages, 7 p.m. at Big Rapids High The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. mailing list, contact Charlotte at (231) 592-4483.
School Auditorium. Grief peer support group 9 a.m. every Tuesday at BIG RAPIDS AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB at 7
Cadillac Big Boy. For questions, call Pastor Brad p.m. at the City of Big Rapids Department of Public

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Sunday Center at (231) 779-9550. Safety Building, 435 N. Michigan Ave. For more
Hearing clinic by Miracle Ear from 9 to 11 a.m. on the information call Mike at (231) 527-1688 or www.
Alcoholics Anonymous at 7 p.m. Old Jail House first Tuesday of each month at the Mecosta County braarc.net.
Group, 220 S. Stewart Ave. Call Darwin T. at (231) Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more Big Rapids Rock, Gem and Mineral Club meeting
796-8956. information, call (231) 972-2884. Walk-ins welcome. is at 7 p.m., Ferris Geology Lab, Room 138, Science
Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every Sunday at 8 Faith Community/Parish Nurses meet the from 5:30 Building. All are welcome! For more information
p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Mecosta contact the club at BigRapidsRocks@gmail.com or

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information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or County Medical Center’s Conference room No. 1. For visit www.BigRapidsRockClub.com.
Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. more information, call (231) 796-3729. Post-abortive support group’s 10-week study begins
Sunday Singles Dance at the Goodyear Lanes and National Quilt Month celebrated at Wheatland Thursday, March 4. Two Sessions are available: 10
Lounge in their newly remolded room, located at the Township Library, March 2-20. The Applique Chicks a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
corner of M-55 and Old 27, Houghton Lake. Please have designed a display of quilts and books for your Please contact Care Net of Big Rapids for more
enter through the door facing Old 27. The dances are enjoyment. information or to register, by calling (231)796-
held every Sunday from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (989) 539- 4919, visit www.carenetbigrapids.org or e-mail
5406 if you have any questions concerning the dance. Wednesday carenetofbigrapids@hotmail.com.
Alanon meeting support group for families and friends National Quilt Month celebrated at Wheatland
of alcoholics will be held every Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Township Library, March 2-20. The Applique Chicks
Old Jail in Big Rapids. Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more have designed a display of quilts and books for your
Con Brio Voce Chamber Brass concert, 4 p.m. at Big information, call (231) 972-2884. enjoyment.
Rapids High School Auditorium. Closing ceremonies Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the
of the Festival of the Arts to follow. Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Friday
Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884.
Monday Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County
12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) No. 1671 meets at (231) 972-2884. information, call (231) 972-2884.
10 a.m. Monday at the Blanchard Wesleyan Church, The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Readers Theatre at 10 a.m. at the Mecosta County
located at 542 Jackson Road in Blanchard. Library preschool story hour at 10:30 a.m. every Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Wednesday at Big Rapids Community Library. Open information, call (231) 972-2884.
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more to the public. Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the
information, call (231) 972-2884. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. 8 p.m. at St. Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Glenn C. at Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884.
Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., (231) 796-3703. Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center,
Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. HERSEY FARMERS MARKET held weekly from 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call
Bridge at 12:45 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in downtown (231) 972-2884.
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more Hersey. Contact: Deana Jager at (231) 465-4058 or Euchre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview high rise
information, call (231) 972-2884. deanajager@charter.net. in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 796-
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery Mecosta County Genealogical Society is open by 4993.
program for anyone with hurts, habits and hang-ups appointment by calling (231) 250-5555. Special The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
meets every Monday. Dinner is at 6 p.m., worship and Saturday sessions to be announced at a later date. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at 8
gender-specific meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity South Evart Quilt Club meets from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 15085 220th p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
Ave., Big Rapids. Call the church office for more from September through June at the Evart Township Knitting circle will begin meeting at 4 p.m. on Fridays
infomation (231) 796-2600. Hall. A potluck luncheon is at noon. Anyone interested at the Barryton Public Library. Knitters of all levels
Schizophrenia Anonymous meets every Monday from in quilting or learning to quilt is welcome. The group are encouraged to come and learn or share knitting
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Community Mental Health, 500 works jointly on personal or community quilts and techniques.
S. Third Ave., Big Rapids. SA is a support group with a frequently donates to people or organizations in need. National Quilt Month celebrated at Wheatland
6-step program. Anyone with schizophrenia or mental For more information, call Margie at (231) 734-3857 Township Library, March 2-20. The Applique Chicks
illness is more than welcome to attend. For more or Ann at (231) 867-3237. have designed a display of quilts and books for your
information call Mike B. at (231) 592-4654 or (231) National Quilt Month celebrated at Wheatland enjoyment.
796-3553. Coffee is available at meetings. Township Library, March 2-20. The Applique Chicks
Euchre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview high rise have designed a display of quilts and books for your Saturday
in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 796- enjoyment.
4993. The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds trap &
TOPS Club of Michigan, No. 1793 will meet at 3:30 sporting clay shoots every Saturday. Trap shoots start
p.m. Mondays at the Red Cross Building in Big Rapids. Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every Thursday at at 10 a.m. and sporting clays start at 1 p.m. The club is
For information, call (231) 823-2275. All are welcome. 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20. For more
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. 8 p.m. at St. information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or info: Contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587.
Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Glenn C. at Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at 8
(231) 796-3703. Harmonica at 10:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
every Monday. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth information, call (231) 972-2884. Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to
Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. Painting and drawing at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County 1 p.m. every Saturday. Recycle! is located at 424
Victorious Living, a mental illness support group Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood
meeting, is at 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday information, call (231) 972-2884. Center.
of each month at New Journey Clubhouse, 405-B Scrabble at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Wheatland Music Organization Jamboree: An
South Third Ave., Big Rapids. For more information Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more informal gathering of acoustic musicians, singers and
call call Deanna at (231) 856-0105, Dusty at (989) information, call (231) 972-2884. listeners. All ages and abilities welcome. Come share
352-7630, or Ronald at (231) 796-1019. Pedro at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, your favorite tune at 2 p.m. at the Wheatland Cabin,
12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call located at 7251 50th Ave. No charge.
Tuesday (231) 972-2884. National Quilt Month celebrated at Wheatland
Pinochle at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Township Library, March 2-20. The Applique Chicks
Big Rapids Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more have designed a display of quilts and books for your
at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center. information, call (231) 972-2884. enjoyment.
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EVENTS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 27, 2010
EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with your club or meeting starts at 6:00p.m. GOD’S TRUE VINE OUTREACH CENTER 6437 meeting at 6:35 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church,
organization to be certain of meetings, outings S. Nelson Rd. “Old Yates School”. Doors open Evart, corner of Third and Oak. For mor
and classes, as they may be canceled due to THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’ Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. information, call Ruth at (231)734-2844 or Terri
bad weather or other reasons. If any listing is PROGRAM LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER. Information call Sandi, (231)745-4501. at (231)734-5348.
incorrect, please call (231)832-5566 or (231)745- Cancer Support Group for Women. Sponsored
4635 with correct information. by Paradise Salon and Spectrum Health Reed “FIRESIDE CHATS” at Crossroads Radiation. A ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 1p.m.
City Hospital Cancer Services. 2nd Monday of cancer support group for patients, families and at Evart United Methodist Church.
DOMESTIC ABUSE NUMBER for anyone being every other month at 4:00 p.m. January-March- caregivers. 1st Tuesday of each month, 4 p.m.
abused is 1-800-950-5808. There is no excuse May-July-September-November. Hosted by to 5 p.m. Crossroads Radiation Center, 4499 BALDWIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD Bible
for abuse. Crossroads Radiation Therapy Center, 4499 220th Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677. Call for Story time, 3:45-5:45p.m. every Thursday at
220th Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677. information (231)832-5817 or just stop in. Community Room of Lake-Osceola State Bank.
ANGEL ANIMAL RESCUE, Low Cost Services. Interested? Inquire by calling: Oncology All youngsters 6-12 are invited.
Call (231)679-0489 For More Information. Infusion Services Staff 832-7105, Crossroads ALANON MEETING, SUPPORT GROUP for
Radiation Center 832-5817 or Paradise Salon families and friends of Alcoholics will meet every SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5:30-6:30p.m. at Reed
HEARTLAND HOSPICE VOLUNTEER 832-3411. Tuesday at St. Phillips Church, Reed City at 8 City Church of the Nazarene, 5300 220th Ave.,
TRAINING. Heartland Hospice of Cadillac is p.m. Reed City.
looking for caring and dedicated people with NATURAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
an interest in serving terminally ill patients MEETING, at the Sears Church of God, corner SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center, 219
and their families in the Reed City Area and of Highway 10 and 40th Ave., west entrance. on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon. Location is East Todd Street.
the outlaying communities. Volunteers provide This group meets the last monday of each month at Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman
services such as friendly visiting, patient at 6 p.m. to discuss natural health options and Club) on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment REED CITY VFW/AmVet Post 2964/2965
transport/patient outings, errand running, child specific subjects, CO-OP information is also after lunch. For information call 231-734-6005. THURSDAY NIGHT BURGER NIGHT, every 4th
care, and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available. thursday of the month.
available to fit each person’s schedule. Please call WEDNESDAY
Paul King at Heartland Hospice at 231-775-6840 ~MARCH 29 ALANON MEETING every Thursday night,
for further information. NORMALLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY ELIJAH’S PLACE MEAL, (last Wednesday 7:00p.m. at Evart Sacred Heart Church.
MEETING of Natural Health Support Group, of each month), 5-6:30p.m. at Zion-Emanuel
SATURDAY 6 p.m. Sears Church Of God, corner of Hwy. 10 Lutheran Church, 202 Albert Street, LeRoy. CHIEF OSCEOLA WOOD CARVER’S meet every
and 40th Ave., west entrance. This months topic Open to the public, free of charge. Thursday from 7 to 9p.m. in the Evart Depot’s
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 CHICKEN is Organic Gardening. community room. There is no charge. For more
BBQ (Third Saturday of every month), 5-7 IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Game Day, 11a.m. at information, call (231)734-5125 or (231)734-9131
p.m. (231)832-5102. TUESDAY the club house.
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Thursday
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER Potluck and LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING PATHFINDER PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer Story evening at the Assembly of God Church in Big
Cards, 12 p.m. (third Saturday of each month). SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, 10a.m. Monthly Hour, 1-2p.m. for children ages 4-8. A parent Rapids. Weighin at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at
topics. Open to all pregnant and nursing must remain in the library during story hour. 6:30 p.m.
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Chicken BBQ mothers. Children welcome. Downtown
(third Saturday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 Reed City. Contact Sue, LLL group leader for SOUTH EVART QUILT CLUB, (first and third REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call directions or questions, (231)832-1858 or email Wednesday of the month), 10:30a.m.-2p.m. with meets every third Thursday of the month.
(231)832-5102. LLL Sue@charter.net. (Meetings are Third potluck lunch at noon. Contact Margie (231)734-
Tuesday of every month.) 3857 or Ann (231)867-3237. GOD’S TRUE VINE OUTREACH CENTER 6437
SUNDAY S. Nelson Rd. “Old Yates School”. Doors open
IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Senior Size, 11a.m. EVART FAITH BIBLE CHURCH PIONEER Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
REED CITY VFW Ladies Auxiliary “All American and Line Dancing, 7p.m. at the club house. CLUB, 6p.m. every Wednesday for first through Information call Sandi, (231)745-4501.
Breakfast” (first Sunday of every month), 8a.m- sixth grades.
12 noon. 129 East Osceola Avenue. SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5-6 p.m. (every Tuesday) EVART CAR CLUB meets the second Thursday
at the church, 216 S. Main Street, Hersey. For REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY STORY TIME of every month at the Evart Moose at 7p.m.
LAST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH, Breakfast more information, call the church (231)832- is every Wednesday from 11:15a.m. until noon.
Buffet, 7:30-11 a.m. Evart Moose Lodge, #2452, 9072. Church is barrier free. There will be games, crafts, songs and stories. SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin
8400 U.S.-10. on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon. Location is
FREE CLOTHING - FOOD available to those BITELY BETTER CONSERVATION CLUB at Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman
EVART VFW POST 7979 BREAKFAST 2nd in need (second and fourth Tuesday of the MEETINGS are held the first Wednesday of each Club) on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment
Sunday of every month. month), 5p.m. at Idlewild Seventh Day Adventist month (excluding January through March), and after lunch. For information call 231-734-6005.
Church’s Community Service. the public is always welcome. The doors open
REED CITY MASONIC LODGE will stop serving at 5:30 for a pot luck dinner followed by the FRIDAY
their Pancake Breakfast on the third Sunday of REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION meeting which starts at 7:00p.m.
each month until further notice. FOOD PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Fish Fry (first
1-4p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832- OSCEOLA COUNTY HABITAT FOR Friday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 E. Osceola
~MARCH 14 2624 for more information. HUMANITIES meeting is the first Wednesday Ave. For more information, call (231)832-5102.
TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL, 139 W. Church of every month. Call the hotline for location of
Avenue, Reed City is having an Open House on CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, the meeting and for information. (231)832-8453 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 8p.m.
Sunday, March 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come and (second Tuesday of each month), 1p.m. at St. at the Evart United Methodist Church.
learn about our school, meet our teachers, see Ann’s Church Basement in Baldwin. For further EVART AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
the classrooms and check out our curriculum. information, call Shawn (231)745-8421. meets at 6p.m. the second Wednesday of each PEDRO, 1p.m. at the Reed City Senior Center,
We offer Christ-centered education for 3 years month. For information call 734-9799. 219 East Todd Street.
old to 8th grade. Everyone welcome. COMMUNITY PRAYER GATHERING, (every
Tuesday), 9-10a.m. at the Baldwin Assembly of BINGO, EVERY WEDNESDAY, VFW Hall Post EVERY FRIDAY Fish or Shrimp dinner from
MONDAY God. #7979, Evart, license A04340. Early Bird at 6 5 to 8p.m. Moose Lodge No. 2452 located at
p.m. Located at 4681 85th Ave., Evart. 8400 US-10 in Evart. For more information call
REED CITY AMVETS POST 2965 MEETING, ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 7a.m. (231)734-6181
7p.m. 129 E. Osceola Avenue. For more at the Evart United Methodist Church. THE BIG RAPIDS MASONIC LODGE meets the
information, call Cliff Galloup (231)832-2787. first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT at LeRoy VFW
Meetings are second Monday of every month). BINGO12:30 at Reed City Senior Center, 219 the Big Rapids Masonic Temple on east 19 Mile Post #10770 on Mackinaw Trail next to Citizens
East Todd Street. Road in Big Rapids. Bank. Earlybird starts at 6p.m. Concession stand
T.O.P.S. 1682 MEETING, every Monday at is open.
Reed City St. Paul Lutheran Church, weigh in CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the ~MARCH 3
5:30p.m., meeting 6p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, AN AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE ~MARCH 12
2-4p.m. The group meets at the Community will be held Wednesday, March 3 at Evart United HERSEY HOUSE OF HOPE Pancale Supper
EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center, 219 Mental Health for Central Michigan in Osceola Methodist Church, 619 Cherry St. from 12 noon Fundraiser will be held Friday, March 12 from
E. Todd Street. County located at 4473 220th Ave. in Reed City. to 5:45 p.m. 5 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Reed City
For mor information call (231)832-2247. The (Wild Turkey Trail just off US 10, just west of
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER MEETING, group is for individuals who provide caregiving THURSDAY Crossroads Chevrolet). Donation will be taken
10:30a.m. (third Monday of each month). services for individuals with Dementia, with all proceeds going to Hersey House of Hope
Alzheimers or other chronic/terminal medical REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION for the Women’s Faith Based Transition Home.
BUTTERFLY BUNCH BREAST CANCER conditions. There is no charge to participate and FOOD PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) For information please call 231-468-9362.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING second Monday there are no residency restrictions. 1-4p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832-
of each month, 7p.m. For more information, call 2624 for mor information. PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY FOR EVENTS TO BE
Carol Ladd (231)734-5305. GFWC EVART WOMEN’S CLUB meets 7p.m. TURNED IN FOR PUBLICATION.
the second Tuesday of the month at St. Paul FATHERS PROGRAM, (third Thursday of Send all upcoming events no later than
EVART MOOSE LODGE NO. 2452 host bingo Lutheran Church. Open to the public. The May each month), at Baldwin Family Health Care Wednesday Noon to:
each Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. Doors open meeting honors Girl Scouts with a Girl Scouts Conference Room. For more information contact The Tri-County
at 4p.m. Early bird takes place at 6p.m. with tea. Dave, call (231)745-2000 ext. 16. Yvonne Morneau
regular regular bingo at 6:30p.m. (License No. 211 W. Upton, Suit B
A21600) WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Tuesday T.O.P.S. 1541 MEETING, weigh-in 8:15-9:15a.m., Reed City, MI 49677
morning at the Assembly of God Church in Big meeting at 9:30a.m. at Evart United Methodist Phone: (231)832-5566
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Monday Rapids. Weigh in at 9:00 a.m. meeting starts at Church. Fax: (231)832-5558
evening at Trinity Lutheran Church on highway 9:30 a.m.
US-10 in Reed City. Weigh in at 5:30 p.m., T.O.P.S. 1390 MEETING, weigh-in 6:10 p.m.,
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10,800 $
13,950
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
2009 Chevy 2007 Saturn 2007 Pontiac 2006 Chevy 2008 Chevy
HHR LT Vue Vibe Crew Cab 4x4 Impala LT
*Snowplowing*
*Firewood*
*Rooftop Snow*
*Removal* Not Actual Photo.
Running Boards, Roof Rack. Sport Utility, Low Miles. Mileage in the 30’s. Loaded & Clean. Leather, loaded.
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$
12,950 $
13,755 $
14,450 $
22,550 $
16,950
FREE ESTIMATES
FULLY INSURED 2007 Buick 2007 Saturn 2006 Chevy 2007 Pontiac 2007 GMC Sierra
800-982-4540 Lacrosse Aura XE Cobalt Sedan G6 Sedan XCab 4x4
“We go all over!!”

BLASCHAK ANTHRACITE HEATING Great Mileage! 40K, 1 Owner. All the Toys!
Chrome Pkg., Under Warranty Loaded, Chrome Wheels
COAL Key Stoker product line.
www.rsupplyhouse.com 616-889-4797,
$
14,750 $
15,950 $
7,997 $
11,975 $
21,950

www.tinneyautomotive.com
231-629-1741
FISH FOR STOCKING
Most Varieties- Ponds, Lakes
LAGGIS FISH FARM Lube, Oil & Filter, Tire Rotation
(269)628-2056 Days
(269)624-6215 Evenings 10 Minutes East SALES PARTS & SERVICE $29.95
Up to 5 quarts of GM Goodwrench conventional motor oil. Blend &
HAY FOR SALE- 4x5 Round bales, alfal- of 131 from Mon. & Wed. 9 - 8 Mon. & Wed. 7:30 - 7 synthetic oil higher. 4 tire rotate. Coupon must be presented at the time
of write up. Most vehicles. Some restrictions apply. No cash value. Not
fa mix, no rain, good quality (231)796-6021 14 Mile Road Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 - 6 Tues., Thurs., Fri. to be used with any other coupon or promotion. Expires 4-15-10.

HAY FOR SALE. Quality 4X5 round Exit 101 Sat. 9 - 3 7:30 - 5:30
bales, alfalfa grass mix, stored inside. 231-
796-7856, EVENINGS.
All prices plus tax, title and fees. See dealer for details.
Greenville, MI • 616-754-3605
PRIME BEEF $2/LB cut and wrapped.
Naturally corn fed/hormone free. Qual- 14 MILE ROAD WEST OF GREENVILLE
ity pork $1.25/lb plus smoking. 5625
155th Ave Morley, MI 49336 616-754-3605 • 1-800-968-9098

Double Cheeseburger
“This year,
I‛m asking the
Combo Special! $ 003 Off
Easter Bunny DQ Ice Cream Cake
to put a Expires 3/31/10
DQ Gift
Card
in my Easter
basket!”

Only $3.99! Just $3 99
Fish or Shrimp Basket
Don‛t forget to pick
Expires3/31/10

up your St. Patrick‛s MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Day Cake!
On the 25th of Every Month,
All Blizzards are ½ Off!
Blizzard of the Month:
$ 00 1 Off
Peanut Buster Parfait
Mint Oreo Expires 3/31/10

250 N. State Street Are you looking for a
ut Big Rapids sweet “fun”-raiser?
Ch eck us o Let our custom DQ cakes help your organization
Le
on Facebook! (231)796-6848 raise funds! Call Dairy Queen for details.
12 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

To Be Given Away Locally
Enter at any of the participating business locations below for $50* to be given
away EVERY week for the months of February and March. The Grand Prize of
$25 from each of the participating merchants will be given away at the end
of the contest. Entries will be picked up every week, and will be kept for the
Grand Prize drawing. So you have to enter every week for the $50* drawing.
Good Luck. Have Fun. Enter Often
*The weekly $50 drawing will be a check made out to the winner and the participating merchant of their choice. 00360167

Buying Gold for
Top Dollar!
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Specializing in Competitive Internet Rates
Installed! • Honeymoon Planning
• Group Travel • Cruise Travel
• International Travel Specialist
• Hotel Reservations
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“More Than Largest Bridal Selection
You Imagined, in the Area!
For Less Than Personality Bracelets & Charms,
You Expect” Stop In and Talk to Our Team Members Diamond Pendants, Earrings & Bracelets,
Sarah’s Hope Collection,
Store Hours:
Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm
Jackie Shannon Alanna Reflections of Color,
Fri 9am-7pm Gable Woodside Kohn Fossil Watches & Purses,
Sat 9am-6pm
Fine Gold and Sterling Silver Jewelry,
Sun Noon-4pm
Maria Amanda Juli Onsite Repairs, and the list goes on...
BIG RAPIDS FURNITURE Lenahan Stark Stellini We do jewelry, period! Try us today!
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KEL’S
CLOSET A portion of every dollar spent in this
store goes directly to assist
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Heat Transfer those in need, within this community,
Sweatshirts via food pantries and heat assistance
programs. Thank YOU!
Kelwyn David Shop here to support the
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Chris’s neighbors. Experience the creativity,
Countr y compassion and integrity that make us the
People‛s Choice.
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Corner of Upton & Chestnut in Reed City 840 Clark St. • Big Rapids
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(231) 832-2303
MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER 13

Belle Oakes
Retirement Living
Beautiful Belle Oakes Retirement Living is a distinctive and affordable retirement
community. Our mission is to promote & maintain the privacy, dignity, comfort, safety,
and highest level of independence of each resident. Private pay & long term care
insurance are accepted. All suites will include or offer access to the following features:
• Three home cooked meals a day plus snacks for regular and special diets
• Activities for tenants daily • Kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator
• Private living area and private bath
• Indoor, outdoor, and community activities
• On-site beauty and barber shop • Cable included in Monthly Rental
• Aviary with several varieties of interesting birds & plants
• A variety of gathering places to entertain family & friends
• Community living room area with fireplace
• House keeping and laundry service • Emergency call system in every suite
• A tenant specialist ready to assist you with meeting your unique needs
• Respite available

At Belle Oakes,
you’re not just a tenant,
you’re family.
Esther Nederhood, RN, Owner
(231)779-4671 • Fax: (231)779-4038
Between Cadillac & Lake City, MI
14 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

Lowest Price...First Time Every Time! 170 Items
ULTRA LOW for Sale

SULFUR DIESEL
M & J NEW & USED FURNITURE of
Don’t miss this limited time offer on every new 2010 Jeep Product Evart. Largest selection of good used
and new furniture and appliances.

ULTRA CLEAN BURN • ULTRA LOW EMISSIONS
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Mon.-Fri.(9-5), Sat.(9-2), Sun. (10-2)
2010 Grand Cherokee 24,995!!
HIGHWAY • OFF ROAD • FARM • HEATING 2010 Liberty Sport 20,995!!
www.mandjfurniture.com
WOODED BUILDING LOTS, near Bald-
2010 Wrangler 4x4 19,995!!
We Deliver or Haul Your Own! win. 1/2 acre $900, 1/4 acre $500. Log
2010 Compass Sport 14,995!! splitter $300. (937)231-7931
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE!
COMPETITIVE PRICING & PROMPT SERVICE These are the Prices You Pay!
MICHAEL Current Leasee’s save even more!
OIL & PROPANE 18387 Northland Drive, Big Rapids, 800-726-2726 www.marcoauto.com
prices include destination • all rebates to dealer • see us for details today
Locally Owned & Operated Since 1948
18655 Northland Dr., Old U.S. 131, Big Rapids
WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME TRACY & HEATHER
1-800-348-1367 TO OUR STAFF!
231-796-8681
$ 00
5 Off
Any Chemical
Service with Tracy or
Heather
Call and Schedule
an Appointment Today! Front: Tracy and Heather. Back: Shari, Denise, March

New Business Hours
Starting March 1, 2010!
Monday .................. 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday.................. 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday ............ 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday ................ 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday ..................... 9:00 am-5:00 pm
We’re Here to Serve Your Styling Needs Saturday................. 9:00 am-3:00 pm

231-796-8626
548 S. State St., Big Rapids
Located in the Plaza next to Mancino’s,
Pete’s Cleaners and Remax.

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MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER 15
991 Mega Mkt. 991 Mega Mkt.
ANTIQUE SHOW—FLEA MARKET—
Garage Sales JACKSON Fairgrounds (indoor/heated),
200 W. Ganson, Jackson, MI—March 5
READ YOUR AD ONLINE AT: www.com- (Friday, 11am-7pm) and March 6 (Sat-
munitypapersofmichigan.com urday, 10am-5pm). Call 517-784-7750.

Big Rapids ~ Holiday Inn
March 6th, 11:00 a.m.
Then take a Baby Contest
chance on the BOYS & GIRLS
Classifieds. Baby ........ Under 1 Year
Tiny..........One Year Old
The odds are Little ..... 2 & 3 Years Old

definitely in Miss Sunburst
your favor. Star Search
GIRLS
Check them PeeWee ........ 4-6 Years
out today! Little Miss .... 7-10 Years
Pre-Teen ... 11-13 Years
Teen ..........14-17 years
Call Kelly at the Pioneer www.Pageantinfo.com Mrs/Miss.... 18-27 Years
It’s not too late to make your child’s dreams come true! Shoudn’t every child
To Place Your Classified Ad (231)592-8348 have a special day to shine? A day the whole family will see him/her in the spotlight?
Sunburst makes everyone a star. Everyone received a crown and trophy!
1 d l $ d $ d $ d
170 Items 335 Work at 991 Mega Mkt.
for Sale Home ADOPTION - UNEXPECTEDLY Pregnant
EARN THOUSAND$ FROM HOME. Be
or Know Someone Who Is? Loving and
careful of work-at-home schemes. Hidden
costs can add up, and requirements may be secure couple is looking to adopt infant.
unrealistic. Learn how to avoid work-at- 313-641-2700.
home scams. NEED CA$H FAST BUT ADOPTION: HAPPILY MARRIED cou-
CAN’T GET A LOAN? Don’t pay for the ple desires to give newborn a secure, lov-
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ing home and family. We’ll cherish your
But first, be cautious. You will have to spend
baby forever. Expenses paid. Randi and
$$$ and you may not make money back.
Call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-
Michael. 1-800-861-1482
877-FTC-HELP to learn how to spot NOTE: ALL ADVERTISERS in this cat-
advance-fee loan scams. A message from egory are working with a licensed adop-
The Pioneer and the FTC. tion agency.
991 Mega Mkt. PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOP-

TOM’S TION? Open or closed Adoptions. You
choose from families nationwide. Living
Auctions Expenses Paid. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True
WOOD - LOT TAX FORECLOSURE SALE www.all-
Gift Adoptions.
www.abbysonetruegift.com 866-716-

Campfire Bundles
stateauctions.com Acreage, Cabins,
Waterfront, Houses, Condos. Make An
3052
706 Perry Ave., Big Rapids, MI
Cabins for Rent
(231)796-3808
Offer. Must Be Sold ASAP.
Kindling - Ricks
Cords - Cut/Split Adoption CANADIAN FISHING CABINS for
Pick-up or Delivered COMMUNITY PAPERS PROVIDE a RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big north-
valuable service to your community! erns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-
231-388-0674 Thank you for reading this publication! 2550 for free brochure. Or look at our web-
site www.bestfishing.com
Corner of Spruce
& Hwy. 10
Baldwin, MI 49304
Energy Drafts Accepted

Firewood
FIREWOOD, $50. A face cord, Full-cord
Hardwood slabs $55., Full-cord round
Hardwood $80. Also wanted standing
timber. (989)429-0522 or (989)233-2585
FIREWOOD, QUALITY CUT, split hard-
wood, is covered. $50/rick, will deliver. E-
drafts accepted. (231)734-6179
QUALITY DRY OAK, cut, split and deliv-
ered. $50 a rick, $45 you pick-up. Look-
ing for 1996 Odyssey Van for parts.
(231)872-0372

260 Automotive
WANTED: Running or not- any vehi-
cles, construction equipment. Pay cash
on the spot 24/7. (616)291-7786
280 Farm Goods
HAY AND STRAW for sale. Wanted,
young cattle. Also firewood for sale.
(231)796-1247

Hay For Sale
HAY FOR SALE- 4x5 mixed hay, first and
second cutting $30 and $35/bale. Also,
4x5 bales straw $20/bale. (231)832-4526
After 6pm
HAY FOR SALE:
Small square bales, 1st/2nd cutting, $2.
4x5 round bales, $25.
Delivery available.
(231)734-3652
16 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

OR OR
BUY LEASE
L BUY LEASE
FOR VH290 FOR FOR FOR
380VH

MSRP $21,625 Plus tax & fees
es MSRP $26,875 Plus tax & fees
ees
Your Price $19,621 /x 36 mo* Your Price $24,579 /x 366 mo*
Ford Rebates -$2,500 Ford Rebates -$2,000
Conquest/RCL -$1,500 Down Payment $0 Lease End Value $10,513 Conquest/RCL -$1,500 Down Payment $0 Lease End Value $11,906
You Payy Security Deposit $0 Over Mileage 18¢ You Payy Security Deposit $0 Over Mileage 18¢
Due at Signing $1,369 Term 36 mo Due at Signing $1,460 Term 36 mo
Total Payments $6,836 Miles per Year 12,000 Total Payments $11,160 Miles per Year 12,000

OR OR
BUY LEASE BUY LEASE
FOR VH301 FOR FOR FOR
VH481

MSRP $21,660 es
Plus tax & fees MSRP $27,790 ees
Plus tax & fees
Your Price $19,833 /x 36 mo* Your Price $26,046 /x 366 mo*
Ford Rebates -$1,250 Ford Rebates -$4,000
Conquest/RCL -$1,500 Down Payment $0 Lease End Value $9,230 Conquest/RCL -$1,500 Down Payment $0 Lease End Value $12,299
You Payy Security Deposit $0 Over Mileage 18¢ You Payy Security Deposit $0 Over Mileage 18¢
Due at Signing $1,322 Term 36 mo Due at Signing $1,573 Term 36 mo
Total Payments $9,720 Miles per Year 12,000 Total Payments $11,276 Miles per Year 12,000

*Not all customers will qualify for Ford Conquest Renewal Rebates or Ford (RCL) Red Carpet Lease Renewal Rebates. Plus tax, title, license, doc fee and freight, all rebates to dealer. Offer expires March 3, 2010

2002 FORD EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT LT 2007 FORD FUSION V6 SEL 2008 FORD F-150 XLT
P8648 NICE!! Heated seats, third seat, chrome wheels and lots P8604 MOONROOF and its an LT package so you get all P8662 LOADED with black leather, moonroof, upgraded P8656 Georgeous black and tan two tone with fog lamps, 20
of great options in a well maintained non smoker vehicle. the toys!! Looks great in black with a rear spoiler and alloy stereo, and alloy wheels. One owner with clean Carfax and inch alloy wheels, chrome step bars, power pedals and more in
wheels! By the time you read this it will have new tires too!! all in a shiny black finish. This is the most desirable combo this sharp one owner truck. Only about 10,000 miles on top of
and its priced right! it!! Go ahead price a new one to this. Save thousands!!
2003 GMC ENVOY XL SLT 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT
P8613 LEATHER and third seat! Brand new tires and ready
for winter. Nice jade green metallic looks great!
P8655 Great looking 4x4 in a great price range. Like new 2007 FORD F-150 XL 2008 FORD EDGE SEL
tires and just serviced so you don’t have to! P8615 Well equipped work truck with cloth 40-20-40 seat, cruise 10T27A LEATHER!! CHROME 18 INCH WHEELS! Its black on black
and tilt, bedliner, hitch and its a longbox so you can get it all in and looks rich! Clean carfax and no smoke with this one owner ride.
2004 DODGE DAKOTA SLT 2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT there. Regular cab but has the rear access doors for storage.
P8581 V_8! V-8! Good economy and still have good per- P8647 DVD and STOW & GO in a great looking candy red! 2008 FORD FUSION I4 SE
formance in this nice SLT 4x4. All dependable 3.8 V-6 with room for all!! 2007 FORD FUSION V6 SE 9T84A2 Moonroof on this off site demo. Call first because
P8665 MOONROOF and V-6 !! Alloy wheels and a clean Carfax! we will have to get it here to show you!
2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT A nice combo on this sporty Fusion. Others in stock so call!!!
2004 FORD F-150 XLT
P8637 Brand new tires! 5.4 V-8, hard cover, and a full 4 P8644 SHINY BLACK PAINT! Rear spoiler, 3.5 V-6 and its an 2008 FORD F-150 XLT
doors. Hard to find combo in this price range. LT so you know it has nice equippment. 2007 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER P8629 CHROME package, 5.4, low miles and all in that
P8557 REMOTE START! Heated windshield!! Great for sweet metallic redfire! Super nice!!!
Michigan winters....your car is all warm and windshield
2005 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT Z71 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER de-iced before you even get in! This one also has the third
10T93A LT, Z-71,DVD, quad seats, new tires and brakes, P8558 LOADED! Chrome package with 18inch wheels, moonroof, 2008 FORD F-150 XLT
seat so there is room for 7! Rear air and heat with low miles P8640 CHROME package, big 5.4 V-8, step bars, and we
no smoke , a clean carfax and all in a sweet black with luxury group , audiophile stereo with satellite receiver, third seat make this one nice.
and all kinds of other little options that make this a good one!! sold it new! Good looking 18 inch wheels, power seat, and
charcoal leather.
it even has reverse sensors. This one has nice equipment
2007 FORD ESCAPE XLS
2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT Z71 2006 MERCURY MARINER PREMIER P8587 XM radio equipped, just serviced and ready to roll in this gas sip- 2008 FORD FOCUS SE
P8631 LEATHER loaded LT, heated seats, bose stereo, spray liner, P8632 PREMIER PKG!! Leather, 6 disc and all in a safe 4x4 ping Escape. great looking candy red color and a Consumers best buy P8607 LOW MILES! Its red and under full warranty. This one
excellent shape and super low miles!! Z71 package and all in good vehicle!! Like new tires and just serviced....this one looks has alloy wheels and you will get over 30mpg!! save today!
ol bright red! This one has had a previous accident and is being like it has half the miles it does
sold as is so the price is right! We have the carfax so just ask.
2007 FORD FUSION I-4 SEL
P8666 Nice equipment with the SEL and this one is priced right!! 2008 MERCURY MILAN I-4
2007 FORD FREESTYLE LIMITED Well maintained car and it looks great in a twilight blue metallic! P8633 MOONROOF! Black and sweet with steering wheel controls!!
2005 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER P8177 ALL WHEEL DRIVE and its a Limited! Loaded with
P8650 V-8 , HEATED SEATS , tow package, heated mirrors, a beautiful cheery paint and tan leather inside. Heated
steering wheel controls, great stereo and more in a great seats, moonroof and more in this non smoker one owner. 2008 FORD EDGE SEL 2008 FORD EXPEDITION EL LIMITED
P8597 LOW MILES! Low one owner miles and it even has P8533 NAVIGATION, moonroof, 20 inch wheels, rear cam-
looking darkstone metallic and tan paint. Very clean
some extras inc...leather, chrome wheels with appearance era, power liftgate, DVD, load leveling suspension, quad
interior and exterior on this one. 2007 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT package, flexible seating package, auto dimming mirror
P8559 V-8 !! Tow package, new tires and more on this seats and it even has the power deployed running boards.
and a factory tow package! Like new without the price. ITS GOT IT ALL!!! This is an off site demo so call first or it
2006 FORD FOCUS ZXW SE well equipped XLT. Haul people or cargo in the sport util-
wont be here!!! Miles are approx.....
P8574 WAGON! hard to find wagon with a lot of extra ity that can do it all!
room. Automatic trans and nice options on this gas sipping 2008 FORD F-150 STX
wagon rated a best buy by consumer magazines. 2007 FORD ESCAPE XLT P8657 STX with power windows and locks, alloy wheels and 2009 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED
P8619 MOONROOF and audiophile stereo! Beautiful metallic gray it has the 133 wheelbase so it will fit in your garage! Beauti- P8497 LIKE NEW!! But at a used car price. Loaded top of
ful glossy black paint and a rubber floor so it is easy to clean.
2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT Z71 paint and all with 4 wheel drive safety. A top rated consumers suv!! the line Limited model with low miles, no smoke, and a
P8590 Z71 with new quality tires and all in a sweet black paint clean carfax!!! All wheel drive with leather!
with no accidents!! LT package so it is well equipped too! 2007 FORD F-150 XLT 2008 FORD TAURUS X SEL
P8551 Nicely equipped with painted to match bed cover, P8609 LOW MILES! Great color combo with merlot and 2009 FORD FOCUS SES
2006 FORD F-150 XLT power pedals, power seat, power slider and it even has silver and room for the whole family with the third seat P8663 SYNC! SPOILER and nice alloy wheels on this well
10C57A One owner with new quality tires and just ser- new tires on this great looking supercrew. equipped SES. Low miles and full warranty!!
viced by us! In fact we sold it to him new so we know the
history on this one. All black with power seat and a char-
coal interior. Big 5.4 V-8, tow package and its affordable!!

Vanderhyde Ford
WWW.VANDERHYDEFORD.COM
Shop 24 Hours • Over 150 New and Used cars, Trucks, SUV’s Available 24 Hours a Day • Online Specials
345 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, MI • Toll Free 866-553-3673
www.vanderhydeford.com
MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER 17

CONGRATULATIONS TO NOW SELLING &
Jacob Hoffman
BUYING RV’s
Week #4 Winner of Our Tri County
Local Loot Contest 2008 Ford F-150 4x4 2005 Jeep WRANGLER

He will receive a $50.00 Righ hand
steer

gift certificate good Ext. cab, V8, loaded, 23,000 mi.
$
21,995 $
Mail route Jeep, 6 cyl.

12,995
towards Rogers Jewelers 2008 Ford TAURUS 2008 Chevy HHR LT

2
Available

Limited, V6, Leather, Loaded. Auto., Loaded

Starting at
$
9,995 $
11,995
2007 Ford FOCUS 2005 Honda ODYSSEY

Auto., AC, Loaded. V6, Auto., 8 Passenger.
$
8,995 $
11,995
2005 Jeep LIBERTY 4x4 2007 Kia RONDO
Saint Patrick’s Day and Cabin Fever at
4

Albright Park Camp
Available

Diesel, Auto., Loaded. Auto., Loaded
$
11,995 Starting at
$
7,995
St. Patrick’s Day Buffet Dinner 2008 Dodge Nitro 4x4 2006 Lincoln ZEPHYR

and Shamrock Plant
Salad Bar • Colcannon V6, auto., loaded. V6, Leather, Loaded, 44,000 mi.

Brisket of Corned Beef with Cabbage $
14,995 $
13,995
Irish Stew • Sheppard’s Pie • Irish Soda Bread 2,495
1991 Audi 100 4 dr., auto., loaded ................................
2000 GMC Savana Cargo Van Ladder rack, cabinets 2,995
$
$

St. Patties Cake & Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD, auto.............................. 2,995
$

1995 Chevy 3500 Flat bed dump, 454, 5 spd. .............. 2,995
$

Coffee / Tea / Milk 1998 Ford F150 Reg. cab, long box, 2WD ..................... 3,495
$

1994 Ford F350 Crew Cab Dually, power stroke ........ 3,995
$

1994 Nissan 4x4 Ext. Cab local trade. ...................... 3,995
$

1999 Ford F250 4x4 Ext.Cab Long box, P.S. diesel ... 3,995
$

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Leather ........... 4,995
$

2003 Dodge Intrepid V6, auto., loaded .................... 4,995
$

2003 Mazda Protege Auto., AC, loaded ...................... 5,995
$

2003 GMC Envoy SLT Leather, loaded ........................ 5,995
$

2001 Chevy Aveo 5 speed, local trade, 36,000 mi. ...... 5,995
$

Adults $9.95 • Seniors $8.95 (62 and up) 1984 Chevy Corvette V8, auto., 76,000 miles ........... 5,995
$

Children $5.95 (10 and under)

Dinner Service 3:00pm to 8:30pm
Reservation Required
(231) 832-9094
Since 1988
M-57 to N. M-91/Main St., North 2.5 miles.
Corner of Peck Rd. & M-91 • GREENVILLE, MI
COMPLETE INVENTORY AT: www.RandyMerrenAuto.com
3156 190th Ave., Reed City, MI 49677 616-754-6800
*Payments based on tax, title, plate, DOC, down payment
18 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
00358147

To Advertise on this
Page For Just
$21.00 Per Week
6 Weeks Minimum, Call

231-592-8365

got wood?
TURN YOUR OLD GOLD & DIAMONDS INTO CASH
HARDWOOD / OR TRADE IN & TRADE UP AT HUGE SAVINGS!
FIREWOOD
CUT AND SPLIT, $50/FACE CORD.
FREE DELIVERY within 20 miles.
10-cord loads, 5-cord load minimum.
8-Foot hard-wood $85/cord.
Boiler wood available. 114 S. Michigan Ave. • Downtown Big Rapids
Doyle Forest Products.
231.796.7743
(231) 250-5557 or (231) 796-3804 www.RogersJewelersMi.com

Small Engine Parts & Service
Rent This Space L.N.L.
Salvage & Repair
$
2100/Wk.
6 Week Minimum • Includes Online Advertising
660 Commerce Dr. • Reed City
PH/FX: 231-832-5622
Call Dawn Brock
ATV • Snowmobiles • Marine
231-592-8368 Lawn & Garden • Motorcycles

Come see us and let us

b b e y help you to create
A a home as individual
The corating
Victor T. Schultheiss
as you are!
Fast & Accurate Tax Preparation
Free eFiling with Tax Preparation
De Dept. 7910 Federal Road, Howard City
231-937-4206
Come see
Tom Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
1263 S. Lakeshore Drive • Lake City, Michigan 49651
231-839-0TAX (0829) • fax 231-839-0829
& Chris Sat. 9 am - 4 pm
victor.schultheiss@expresstaxservice.com • www.expresstaxservice.com www.howardcity.abbeycarpet.com
ww

ED’S David B. Miller
Manager
RENTAL 231-796-8635
• PARTY CANOPIES
• TABLES & CHAIRS
• DANCE FLOOR Big Rapids Self Storage
• PIG ROASTERS
• PONTOON BOAT TRAILERS
Commercial • Residential

231-796-5508 825 Water Tower Road On-site management
Owner: Edward Obert 18665 13 Mile Rd. • Big Rapids Big Rapids, MI 49307 24/7 access
00358144 MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER 19

To Advertise on this
Page For Just
$21.00 Per Week
6 Weeks Minimum, Call
231-592-8365
Mary Beth St. Onge-Beamer, N.C.M.T.
Medical Massage Therapist
American Medical Massage Association
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!
RELIEVE PAIN AND STRESS Class Act GONDEK’S
NATURALLY THROUGH
MASSAGE THERAPY
Towing Body & Frame, LLC
Lock-Outs, Foreign & Sprayed-on
Tire Changing, Towing,
24 Hour Service Domestic Bedliners
Bailey Chiropractic Offices PC
109 S. Warren
Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-287-2612 231-832-1511 231-832-7005
Deep Tissue
231-796-0760 Relaxation 6241 220TH AVE • REED CITY

840 Clark Street
Patricia L. Cady Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-0400
Office Products Fax: (231) 796-3488
Manager E-Mail: great-lakes@charter.net
www.greatlakesoffice.com

BIG RAPIDS GARAGE DOORS
Charles Martin
Phone: 231-796-2230 • Fax: 231-796-4116
“We service all brands of doors.”

RON & BAMBI LICENSED
Buying Gold & OLSSON &
OWNERS INSURED
Silver Jewelry Plus OLSSON
Vintage CONCRETE
Costume Jewelry CONSTRUCTION LLC
17020 POURED WALLS & FLAT WORK
and Watches! 8 MILE RD. 231-823-2544 FAX #
231-598-2618
STANWOOD, MI 231-823-9554
719 West Avenue • Big Rapids (231) 796-0554 49346
Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-2pm FREE ESTIMATES • QUALITY WORK

Rent This Space
$
2100/Wk.
6 Week Minimum • Includes Online Advertising
Call Katie Grossmeyer
231-592-8385

Rent This Space FIREWOOD
8’ Mixed Hardwood or Oak
$
2100/Wk.
Delivered in 8’ length,
minimum 10 cords per load.
6 Week Minimum • Includes Online Advertising
$
80 - $90 per cord due to haul distances
Call Danette Doyle Call Perry or Cindy Cousineau
231-796-4558
231-592-8366 Leave name & number
20 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

KELLER NORTH COUNTRY MOTORS
Sales • Service • Quick Lube Harry's
$
14 95
Rentals
BUY HERE, Transmission

COUPON

COUPON

COUPON

COUPON
Flush SPECIAL
PAY HERE
AVAILABLE
Tire Rotation
With free visual brake inspection
$
7995 Most makes
& models
Quality, Affordable Housing
FULLY CERTIFIED MECHANIC ON STAFF AT ALL TIMES • FREE LOANER CAR W/APPT. • One to Eight Bedroom Houses & Apartments
• Full Time Maintenance
• 24 Hour Emergency Phone
• Within 2 to 3 Blocks of Campus
Summer Sub-leasing
‘99 VW JETTA ‘02 FORD WINDSTAR LX ‘02 VW PASSAT GLS www.harrysrentals.com
4 dr., 2.0 4 cyl., 5 speed, AC, PW, PL, tilt, V6, 3.8L, 4 dr., AC, PW, ,PL, tilt, cruise, 4 dr., 1.8L turbo, 5 spd., PW, PL, tilt, cruise,
cruise CD. Fresh trade. KBB $4,830. FWD, auto. CD, AC, ABS tract. cont. KBB $6,245. "Our Goal Is Tenant Satisfaction"
YOUR PRICE
$
4,495 YOUR PRICE
$
4,450 YOUR PRICE
$
5,495 Call for appointments
M-F 9am-5pm

796-2500

‘01 FORD FOCUS ZX3 ‘00 PONT. GRAND AM ‘98 VW NEW BEETLE
Hatchback, 2 dr., 5 spd., 2.0L, PW, PL, SE, 3.4L V6, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, FWD, 2.0L 4 cyl., auto., AC, tilt, CD, cruise.
tilt, cruise, AC. Great MPG! KBB $4,855. auto., AC, 4 dr., CD, alloys. KBB $5,030. KBB $4,350.

YOUR PRICE
$
4,295 YOUR PRICE
$
3,995 YOUR PRICE
$
3,495

‘05 KIA OPTIMA LX ‘98 FORD E250 ‘93 MAZDA MX-6
REED CITY • MARCH 8TH-18TH, 2010
4 cyl., auto., PW, PL, tilt, cruise, CD, Econoline Cargo Van. 4.2L V6, AM/FM. 2.0L 4 cyl., 2 dr., AC, cruise, auto., front
AC, 4 dr. Fresh trade. KBB $6,180. Read to work. Fresh trade. wheel drive. Fresh trade. KBB $2,160.

YOUR PRICE
$
4,450 YOUR PRICE
$
2,995 YOUR PRICE
$
1,850 Reed City Chamber of Commerce
200 N. Chestnut
KELLER NORTH COUNTRY MOTORS Reed City, MI 49677
NOW LOCATED ON M-82 • HOWARD CITY Visit us on the web at
www.kellernorthcountrymotors.com

(231) 937-5173 OR 1-877-937-5173
Mon. & Wed. 8 am - 7 pm;
DALE LONGCORE Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8 am - 6 pm;
Sales Manager Sat. 10 am - 2 pm
Tax, title, license, DOC, down. Payments on best terms available. WAC. *Call dealer for details.
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

To Advertise on this
Page For Just
$21.00 Per Week
6 Weeks Minimum, Call
231-592-8365
SALES & SERVICE 11875 Northland Drive
Cedar Springs, MI 49319 NORTHEND RENTALS
616-696-2913 CHAD MOORE, MANAGER

PUSHING THE EDGE Telephone: 231-796-8653

WEINGARTZ
Fax: 231-796-0559

EVERYTHING FROM LAWN TO SNOW 18055 Northland Drive
WWW.WEINGARTZ.COM Big Rapids, MI 49307

Since 1971
STATE SSTREET HARDWARE, INC Fullmer & Sons Heating, Cooling and Fireplaces
Russel Osburn Please Call Us For All Of Your Heating,
Cooling And Fireplace Needs!
Since Joyce Osburn Services We Provide And Products We Sell:
Ernest Osburn • Pellet Stoves, Corn Stoves, Wood Stoves and Gas Stoves
“19

• 95% “60” Stage Furnaces, 2-Stage Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners
5 1”

Phone: 231-796-8122 • Modulating Boilers, Duct Cleaning, Hot Water Heaters
614 N State St
Big Rapids

Locksmith • Small Engine Repair Fully Licensed
& Insured
20928 18 Mile Rd., Big Rapids
North of the Airport 796-3403 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Sat 9am-1pm

Dish Network
Satellite TV

RASMUSSEN SATELLITE TV
RICK & CHERYL RASMUSSEN
Curiosities • Seasonal Delights SATELLITE TV SPECIALISTS
Garden Evaluations & Landscaping
Work: 231-796-7950 • Home: 231-796-7976 231-796-1366 819 . State Street
00360932

4 miles S. of Big Rapids on Northland Dr. in Rogers Heights
pjent@tucker-usa.com 800-354-1366 Big Rapids, MI 49307
MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER 21

HUGE PRE OWNED SALE
2007 IMPALAS 2009OWNED
PRE
IMPALAS
WHILE THEY LAST • ALL UNDER 20,000 MILES WELL EQUIPPED • CLOTH SEATS
WELL EQUIPPED • BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY

$12,995* $13,995*
Not Actual Photos Not Actual Photos
STARTING
AT JUST
08 2500 CR
CREW
REW LONG BOX 06 1500 EXT CAB 1998 OLDSMOBILE AURORA 09 SATURN AURA XE 09 CHEVY
CHEVY AVEO LT
Out For
A Bath
JUST JUST JUST
CALL US $19,995 $5,495 $12,995 $9,995
6.0 LT, VERY CLEAN, 4X4, 31,000
5.3, WELL EQUIPPED, AUTO. NICE CLEAN, LOCAL TRADE, WELL EQUIPPED. CLEAN, GREAT MPG.
MILES BALANCE OF FACTORY
SP2309 LEATHER, LOADED CHOOSE FROM TWO. SP2255 SP2293
WARRANTY. 9T216A

09 1500 EXT CAB 08 CHEVY HHR 98 1500 EXT CAB 08 CHEVY 3500 CREW CAB 05 CHEVY MALIBU

JUST
$24,995 $11,495 $9,995 $28,995 Not Actual Photo
$7,995
DARK CHERRY. SHARP!
HARP! SHARP! 4X4 3RD DOOR LOCAL
WELL EQUIPPED. 4X4 DUALLY HARD TO FIND! WELL EQUIPPED.
V8, 4X4, 19,000 MILES. TRADE EXTRA CLEAN V8
CHOOSE FROM THREE. SP2153 DURAMAX, AUTOMATIC. SP2205 BLOW OUT PRICED.
SP2315 MATCHING TOPPER

05 CHEVY COBALT 07 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT 08 1500 CREW CAB LT 09 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER 07 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED

JUST
$9,995 $11,795 CALL US $22,995 $19,995
V8, VERY WELL EQUIPPED. 4X4 32K LEATHER,
4 R VERY WELL 4X4, LOCAL TRADE,
ADE EXTRA
WOW, ONLY 13,000 MILES, QUALITY CAR, GREAT MPG,
CHECK OUT THE RIMS. EQUIPPED, BALANCE OF CLEAN, LOADED, LOADED.
AUTO, A/C AND MORE. SP2195 47,000 MILES. 9T223A
SP1944 FACTORY WARRANTY. SP2123 9T286A

09 CHEVY TAHOE 2LT 05 1500 SILVERADO 07 DODGE CALIBER 04 1500 EXT CAB LS 05 2500 EXT CAB

JUST
$32,995 $16,495 $11,995 $14,995 $26,995
4X4, SNOW WAYY PLOW,
PLOW 5 3
5.3, DURAMAX, 4X4,
X4 ONLY
4X4. HEATED LEATHER, VERY CLEAN, ONLY 23,000 WELL EQUIPPED, V8,
AUTO, A/C & MORE, 53,000 47,500 MILES, LS, WELL
LOADED, 21,000 MILES. SP2316 MILES. SP2272 AUTO, 4X4. SP2271
MILES. SP2224 EQUIPPED. SP2144

08 CHEVY COBALT LT 06 1500 SHORT BOX 07 CADILLAC DTS 07 CHEVY AVEO LS 08 DODGE 1500 QUAD

JUST JUST
$9,995 $12,995 $28,995 $8,495 $21,995
BLACK ON BLACK HEATED
B TED AND COOLED
AUTO, A/C, POWER WORK TRUCK, 4X4, AUTO, AUTO, A/C AND MORE, BIG HORN EDITION.
SEATS HEATED STEERING WHEEL
WINDOWS & LOCKS. SP2296 A/C AND MORE. SP2286 GREAT MPG. SP2149 SHARP, SHARP! SP2321
LEATHER LOADED ONLY 8,000 MILES

03 1500 HD CREW CAB 08 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

JUST
$15,995 $11,495
HARD TO FIND!!
4x4, LOCAL TRADE, LOW
MILES, 6.0. 9T314A
616-887-1791
Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave.
WELL EQUIPPED.
SP2208

*All prices plus tax, title and doc, While Supplies Last.
*Prices Good thru March 1st www.spartachevy.com
22 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
991 Mega Mkt. 991 Mega Mkt. 991 Mega Mkt.
VANDYKE’S ENGINE
REBUILDING
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM ERECTED POLE BUILDING Standale
Health Care HOME. 6-8 weeks. Nationally Accredit- Lumber 24’x32’x8’-$5999.00 30’x40’x10’-

Since 1957
ed. Better opportunity for job placement. $8999.00 Shingle roof, doors included,
IF YOU USED A TYPE 2 DIABETES Payment Plan. FREE Brochure. 1-800- other sizes available Complete material
17 Westwood • Fremont DRUG AVANDIA and Suffered A Stroke
Or Heart Attack, You may be entitled to
264-8330 www.diplomafromhome.com packages available www.standalelum-
Benjamin Franklin High School ber.com Call Standale Post Frame Build-
(231) 924-3170 compensation. Call Attorney Charles
Johnson 1-800-535-5727
ings Toll Free 1-800-968-8201

• Head Pressure Checking & Reconditioning Employment GET DISH — FREE Installation-
Homes for Sale $19.99/mo HBO & Showtime FREE,
• Crank Shaft Grinding **BODYGUARDS WANTED** FREE Over 150 HD Channels Lowest Prices. No
• Engine Parts & Kits Available
FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS Over Training & Job Placement Assistance Equipment to Buy! Call for full Details—
400,000 properties nationwide. Low down for members. No Experience OK. Excel- 1-877-227-2996
payment. Call now. 800-880-2517 lent potential $$$. Full & Part Time. Trav-
eling expenses paid. 1-615-228-1701 GET DISH — FREE Installation-
Mattress Sets www.psubodyguards.com $19.99/mo HBO & Showtime FREE,
Over 150 HD Channels. Lowest Prices.
A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS No Equipment to Buy! Call for full
FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, new- from Home! Year-Round Work! Excellent Details—1-877-238-8406
never used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Pay! No Experience! Top US Company!
Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry, More! Toll STEEL BUILDINGS: 6 only 16x24,
989-832-2401 Free 1-866-844-5091 25x34, 30x38, 40x54, 45x74, 80x150.
Must Move Now! Selling for Balance
CAREER POSITIONS/GOVERNMENT Owed! Still Crated/Free Delivery! 1-800-
*Attention* JOBS Earn $12-$48/hour Full Medical 211-9593 281
Benefits/Paid Training—Administra-
COMMUNITY PAPERS tive/Clerical, Accounting/Finance, Health-
OF MICHIGAN care, Law Enforcement, More! FT/PT 1-
Ph. 1-800-783-0267 800-320-9353 Ext. 2517
STATEWIDE
CLASSIFIED NETWORK NOW HIRING: COMPANIES Desper-
Ads placed in Michigan Mega Market ately Need Employees to Assemble Prod-
WE WILL BE AT Classified Network appear in free circu- ucts at Home. Electronics, CD Stands,
THE CADILLAC HOME lation community papers and shopping Hair Barrettes, Many More. No Selling, Any
Hours. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MI-1530
SHOW MARCH 5 & 6 guides reaching the grass roots of Michi-
gan. Your advertising can be delivered
Financial
Kevin Witbeck weekly to more than 2,100,000 house-
holds throughout the state.
****BEST HOME LOANS**** Refinance
www.whitepineheating.com ONLY $249
for any reason: Mortgage and Land Con-
(231) 743-6544 Call this paper to place a
classified ad of 25 words
tract payoffs, debt-consolidation, home
Cell (231) 342-0351 or less and reach across
improvements, property taxes, foreclo-
sures. Purchases too! Includes Hous-
the state.
es/Mobiles/Modular’s. Cash available
Readers: THIS PUBLICATION DOES
for good/bad/ugly credit 1-800-246-8100
NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT advertising
www.umsmortgage.com
which is deceptive, fraudulent, or which
might otherwise violate the law or accept-
Miscellaneous
✦ SALE ✦
ed standards of taste. However, this pub-
lication does not warrant or guarantee the
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from
accuracy of any advertisement, nor the

20% OFF
IN OU R A Home.*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,
ITEMS LR E quality of the goods or services advertised.
ES 50 LOW ADY LOW *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job place-
INCLUD
F ROW
P R ICE Readers are cautioned to thoroughly
F S!! !
50% O
ment assistance. Computer available.
OFF RETAIL investigate all claims made in any adver-
Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-
tisements, and to use good judgment
Mon., Mar. 1st thru Mon., Mar. 15th ONLY! and reasonable care, particularly when
1828 www.CenturaOnline.com
dealing with persons unknown to you DISH NETWORK. $19.99/MONTH (for
ALL TRACTORS • MACHINERY • TRAILERS who ask for money in advance of deliv- 12 months) Over 120 Channels. FREE
(Dumps • Goosenecks • Car Haulers • Utilities • Tilts) ery of the goods or services advertised. Standard Professional Installation - Up To
6 Rooms. Plus $400+ New Customer
✦ OVER 500 FARM MACHINERY ITEMS ✦ Amish Furniture Bonus! 1-866-587-0740

✦ 150 NEW TRAILERS ✦
BUS TRIPS
A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND
Planters • Chisels • Disc • Cultivators • Hay Equipment Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand
new-never used, sell all for $275. 989-
Sprayers • Gravity Wagons • Combines & More! 923-1278.
(All new Load Trail & Load Max trailers have a 1 year warranty)
Soaring Eagle • March 6 • $30 per person • $25 Back
HURRY BEFORE SALE ENDS • TRAILERS - GOOSENECK - TAG A LONG Education Soaring Eagle • April 17 • $30 per person • $35 Back
STAMM EQUIPMENT CO. AIRLINES ARE HIRING— Train for high Casino Run • May 22 & 23 • $119 per person • $82 Back
3450 12th St. paying Aviation Maintenance Career. Shipshewana • May 25
Wayland, MI 49348
MasterCard • Visa • Discover HOURS: FAA approved program. Financial aid if $55 per person • Includes dinner, flea market, downtown & cheese factory!
Cash • Checks M - F 8:00 to 5:00 qualified—Housing available. Call Avia-
Blue Chip & Fourwinds Casino • July 17
269-792-6204
Accepted • NO FEES • Sat. 8:00 to Noon tion Institute of Maintenance (888) 349-
$39 per person • $39 Back
5387.
Excludes Oil and Oil Products, Parts Dept., Tire Dept., Machine Shop, Radiator Shop, Firekeepers Casino • Sept. 11 • $30 per person • $25 Back
and Consignment Items. In Stock Items Only. No Trades.
Wine & Brewery Fall Tour • Sept. 25 & 26
Oct. 9 & 10, or Oct. 16 & 17 • $169 per person
CALL FOR DETAILS! TRAVEL BY DAWN
231-343-3424
or visit www.travelbydawn.com
Email: travelbydawn@yahoo.com

The Tri County Shopper
Mon., Mar. 1 � 6:15 PM
now has it’s ABSOLUTE, AS IS, LAST BID BUYS
VERY OWN WEBSITE! Cars, Trucks, Trailers, Merchandise, Grow Lights at
EXPRESSWAY PUBLIC AUTO AUCTION

e r. c o m Regular Sale to Follow

opp
DON’T JUNK THAT VEHICLE –
GO TO: s s h
new
Sell it at our, as is, absolute, last bid buys sale

o u n t y Mon., Mar. 8 � 6:30 PM
w w.t ric DICK’S 71st BIRTHDAY SALE
w 71 Prizes • FREE Hot Dogs • Coffee
Call now to reserve numbers for both sales!
8930 Maple Hill • Howard City

to view the Tri County in it's Entirety. 2 miles N of Howard City, Exit
120 US-131 X-way & M-46 East

231-937-5868
800-560-0838
www.expresswayautoauction.org
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