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August 7th “All Day Sew” Event September 9th, 10th & 11th “Hop for a Cause”

SPARKLING SATURDAY March 27, 2010 • 10 - 5 PM

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Enjoy refreshments and join in the fun of “Making a Silent Offer” on items throughout the Shoppe. Stop in to see what items are up for auction!
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231-796-7300

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030 Special Notices
MCCARES SPONSORED Low Cost Rabies Clinic. April 24, 2010, Big Rapids Public Safety Building from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Rabies vaccine $8.00. Dog licenses available. Dogs need to be on leashes and cats in carriers. Vaccines will be administered by Dr. Barb Todd, D.V.M. and her caring staff.

050 Help Wanted
WANTED: Director of United Methodist Campus Ministry at Ferris State University. Credentials as ordained or licensed United Methodist clergy. Laity with extensive experience and/or education in counseling, Christian education, Bible study or youth work will be considered. The successful applicant will be familiar with young adults, campus ministry and the United Methodist Church. The position requires flexibility, open-mindedness, grace and a passion to minister with students in a university setting. The ability to encourage students to explore and develop a mature Christian faith through facilitation, teaching and role-modeling is crucial. Starting salary range is $24,000 to $31,000 annually, with benefits including paid holidays, vacations and pension plan. Apply by resume to Wesley Foundation, 628 S. Warren, Big Rapids, MI 49307 or electronically to FerrisWesleySearch@gmail.com Apply immediately.

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MPI HAS BEEN employing local residents for over 22 years. We fundraise for charitable organizations like breast cancer, missing children, veterans and a variety of non-profit groups. We currently have over 50 employees, but are looking for more. We offer full-time positions that start at $8.00/hour and have the opportunity to make much more. No sales experience needed. Call now to set up an interview 231-796-9286

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adjust master class schedule, and perform receptionist duties as needed. Successful candidate must have High School Diploma or GED, at least two years of office/secretarial experience. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and have the ability to learn new software applications. Must be able to multitask, have excellent written and verbal skills, able to work with persons of all ages, and have full understand and ability to work in a confidential setting. Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2010 or until filled. Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach: Part-time position begins August 11, 2010. Coaching duties include, but not limited to implementing a volleyball program from the elementary level to the high school. Must be willing to run the summer program. Previous volleyball coaching experience preferred. Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2010 or until filled. Only qualified individuals need apply. Apply by submitting cover letter with resume and WMES application; complete with full Work & Personal refer-

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WMES is accepting applications for the two (2) following positions on behalf of the Crossroads Charter Academy, Big Rapids, MI. Administrative Assistant (Middle/High School Facility): Immediate opening: part-time, 35 hours per week for the extended academic school year. Administrative duties include, but not limited to assisting students, parents, staff, and administration with day-today procedures. Must work with counselor and administration to create and

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INCOME BASED, BARRIER free housing available! Water Tower Place Apartments are seeking qualified applicants to fill 1 bedroom units located on Water Tower Road. Maintenance, gas, electric, garbage disposal, water and sewer included in rent. Close to Ferris, shopping malls, restaurants and job opportunities. Stove, refrigerator and air conditioner in each unit. Apply at 9 Parkview Village, Big Rapids. (231)796-8689. The application is also available at bigrapidshousing.org

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ANDY’S TREE SERVICE 1-800-982-4540
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Get your tickets today at the Newaygo Chamber Office and participating businesses. OVER 75 prizes in 6 packages including Guided Fishing Trips, Lodging, Dinners, Lunches, Golf, Gift Certificates, Sporting Equipment and More.
Drawing will be held at Sportsmans Bar and Restaurant on Saturday April 24, 2010 at 9:00PM. Need not be present to win.

HUGE RAFFLE DRAWING

Merchant Area Wide Sidewalk Sales All Day Limited Edition T rout Fest Pins on Sale at Area Merchants 5:00 - 8:00 PM Fish Fry in Brooks Park - Sponsored by St. Marks Church 6:30 PM Blessing of the Poles in Brooks Park 7:00 PM Minnow Eating Contest in Brooks Park 8:00 PM Jimmy’s Roadhouse Cast-Off Party Casting Contest for Distance, Accuracy and Casting Into a Bucket DJ for the Cast-Off Party and Fish Specials All Day

Friday, April 23

Schedule of Events

Merchant Area Wide Sidewalk Sales All Day Limited Edition T rout Fest Pins on Sale at Area Merchants Free Antique Lure Appraisal – This Old House Antiques T rout Fest Breakfast at the Methodist Church 7:00 PM Bobber Races at Sportsman’s Bar • 50/50 $1 Entry Fee per Bobber 7:30 PM Parsley’s Sport Shop Fishing Contest Weigh-in at Sportsman’s Bar 8:00 PM Minnow Eating Contest at Sportsman’s Bar 9:00 PM Live Music “West River Drive” at Sportsman’s Bar 9:30 PM Newaygo Trout Fest Raffle Drawing at Sportsman’s Bar

Saturday, April 24

Thanks to the following businesses for their generous donations of prizes:
Streamside Guide Service - Tim VanGessel Last Cast Fishing Charters Icebergs Guide Service - Gary Bol Marsh Ridge Guide Service - Mike Marsh River Stop Cafe Jimmy’s Roadhouse Driftwood Bar and Grill Sportsman’s Bar and Restaurant Smuggler’s Cove Northern T rails Red Anchor Village Green Golf Course Briar Hills Golf Course The Log Carpenter Gray Drake Outfitters Elizabeth Halsey Boutique This Old House Antiques Newaygo Auto Mall The Lighthouse Group Gerber MHS Mancino’s Party T yme Pizza Jerkie’s Jerky Factory ChoiceONE Bank Cronk’s Oakridge Restaurant and Motel Indian River T obacco T raders Newaygo Auto Sales Shabby to Chic Hair Boutique Massage by Gina Newaygo Floral The Clean Source American Anchor The Centennial House Hammer Horn Oak and Thorne The T reehouse Bed and Breakfast

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Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees to new members

It’s important to teach children about the “three Rs” by encouraging Earth-friendly actions in MECOSTA COUNTY — To the home and at school. help celebrate Arbor Day, Elmer’s is helping to the Arbor Day Foundation is educate children about offering 10 free shade trees environmental stewardship to anyone who joins the in the classroom through the foundation in April. Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling National Arbor Day and Program. The Elmer’s Glue Michigan’s Arbor Day is Crew program promotes traditionally celebrated on recycling by encouraging the last Friday in April, with teachers and students to this year’s Arbor Day falling collect and recycle empty on April 30. glue bottles and glue The 10 free trees will include sticks. In 2009, more than red oak, sugar maple, 1.2 million elementary weeping willow, baldcypress, school−aged children thornless honeylocust, pin participated in the program oak, river birch, tuliptree, and more than 2 million silver maple and red maple. glue bottles and glue sticks The trees will be shipped were recycled. postpaid at the right time for Here are some simple ways planting in April and May. to be more Earth friendly The trees also will include proper planting instructions every day and get the entire family involved: and are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free Reduce of charge. To become a member of Reduce your family’s the foundation, send a $10 consumption, garbage and contribution to: Ten Free even budget with some Shade Trees, Arbor Day simple acts: Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410 • Buy items in bulk to reduce or visit www.arborday.org/ packaging waste. Skip paper april. and plastic bags by bringing your own cloth shopping Simple Ways To Be bag. Earth Friendly Every Day • Trade bottled water for filtered water in a reusable (NAPSI)-Now more than water bottle and use ever, families are hearing washable rags instead of the phrase “Reduce. Reuse. paper towels when you’re Recycle.” Not only are cleaning your home. the “three Rs” critical to the planet, they are also a • Decrease energy usage great way to save money by turning off lights when and spend time with your you leave the room and family. However, many unplugging noncritical people may not understand electronics. how simple-and fun-it is to Reuse incorporate these activities into their home and daily Find fun ways to reuse lives. Every year, people items: focus on recycling on Earth Day, but protecting the • A swap party is a fun way environment is something to share gently used goodies that can be done every day such as books and clothing, and by every member of the while spending time with family, including the littlest family and friends. members.

• Create new meals using leftovers. Last night’s chicken breast can become tonight’s chicken noodle soup. • Find new uses for items instead of throwing them out, such as cutting old T-shirts into rags. Recycle Recycling is a great-and simple-way to be more Earth friendly. Many cities offer recycling programs with curbside pick-up to make recycling easy. • Recyclable materials include plastic, paper, aluminum and glass. Items that are recyclable have a recycling symbol and a number on them. • Get your family involved by setting up color-coded bins for recyclables and use a chart to track your family’s recycling. • Support recycling in the classroom through programs such as Elmer’s Glue Crew. To learn how your child’s classroom can get involved in the program and begin recycling today, visit www.elmersgluecrew. com. Green Living Keeps More Green In Your Pocket (NAPSI)-There are many simple steps you can take to promote “green living” in your home and at work while keeping more green in your pockets, too. A green home is good for you and the environment. It uses less water and energy than the average home, recycles more waste and avoids the use of toxic cleaning agents and lawn and garden chemicals. According to the experts at Leviton Manufacturing Company, a provider of eco-

friendly electrical products, there are many ways you can make your home more energy smart: 1. Replace light switches with easy-to-install dimmer switches. These are available in a variety of different models, including rotary, slide, toggle and touch versions, to blend with your decor. 2. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. Increase energy savings even more by installing dimmable CFLs and a CFL dimmer switch for problemfree dimming. 3. Install motion sensors to control outdoor floodlights and occupancy sensors for indoor lights in hallways, closets and garages. These devices turn lights on and off automatically and use electricity only when needed. 4. Install programmable or preset timers in place of standard switches. Timers turn lights, bathroom fans and pool pumps on and off on a predetermined schedule. Preset versions offer a range of timed intervals. 5. Use Energy Star−qualified appliances and devices. Specialty lampholder products that use CFL bulbs provide safe, energyefficient lighting for small spaces like closets, basements, workshops and stairwells in the home. 6. Make sure your HVAC system is up-to-date, in top operating condition and runs on a schedule to maximize energy savings. 7. Plug home electronics, such as TVs and VCRs, into power strips and turn power strips off when equipment is not in use to eliminate “phantom power draw.”

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* Before the summer heat hits, be sure to have a full vehicle inspection -- including the air conditioner -- to be sure it is cooling correctly. Taking this step may help avoid costly repairs. * Check all four tires, as well as the spare, at least once a month and before every long trip. Use an accurate tire gauge to make certain your tire pressure is at the recommended level. Also, check the treads using a tread depth indicator.

Accelerating quickly and stopping abruptly can prematurely wear out your vehicle’s engine, transmission, tires and brakes. * To improve your fuel economy, try to maintain a constant speed in order to reduce strain on your vehicle. Use the cruise control setting when it is safe. * Caught in traffic with a rising temperature gauge? To eliminate some engine heat and help prevent your vehicle from overheating, put the vehicle in neutral and give it a little gas. Just like you invest the time to stay in shape, in your haste to get on the road, don’t forget to take the time to make certain your vehicle is up to the task of safely hauling your family to your vacation destination. Tips to Keep Packed Food Cold This Summer (NewsUSA) - For millions of families, the coming summer season means activities -- and lots of them. From the beach, to the pool, to games, camping, picnics and backyard barbecues, it’s often a mad dash from one

adventure to the next with no break in between. Coolers have become the must-have summer accessory for busy families, helping to keep food and drinks cold as they travel from place to place. And under the current economic conditions, more people are relying on coolers to keep their meal costs down. Of course, not all coolers are created equal. California Innovations has engineered insulated coolers that withstand the rigors of summer. And to help people get the most out of their coolers, they’re offering the following tips: * Use a high-performance cooler. Arctic Zone IceCOLD coolers use radiant barrier technology to deflect heat from the sun, helping the interior of the cooler stay cold. * Pack a lot. Don’t be afraid to pack your cooler to the max, because that cuts off the flow of air, which can warm the cooler. The tighter the fit, the less air is able to circulate. * Keep the cooler in the shade as much as possible. Heat from

the sun will warm up your cooler faster. So stick it under a tree or an umbrella to protect it from the sun’s rays. * Place the cooler on a table or blanket. The ground absorbs heat and transfers it directly to your cooler. Keeping it elevated makes it tougher for the warm air to get in. * Always keep the cooler closed when not in use. It’s easy to forget, but even a few minutes can make the difference between having ice or water. Using a cooler with zipperless technology makes it easier to open and close quickly. * Use plenty of ice or ice packs. The more ice you pack, the longer the contents stay cool. * For faster cooling, add a little extra water to the ice. The water aids in surface conduction, which speeds up the cooling process. However, this method can also cause the ice to melt faster.

* When you are packing up vacation necessities, take care not to overload your vehicle. This could create excessive heat inside your tires and even cause tire failure.

* Take a few moments to prepare and pack an emergency kit, including jumper cables, a flashlight and batteries, gloves, simple tools, flares, nonperishable food and water, and, if you have one, your auto club membership card. Getting on the Highway * Use good driving habits.

AUCTION SALE Robert and Caroll Barrett
April 25, 2010 @ 1:00 p.m.
6990 Hickory, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Hunting Clothes - Boots Lots of Christmas Items Moto Shop Jig Saw Tanned - Various Furs 10’ Delta Motorized Miter Box Saw Fur Serving Machine 2 - Desk Chairs Levers Chimney Brush 8” W/ 4 Rods Propane Bottled & 2 Burners Garden Seeder Dinning Table w/ 1 Leaf & 4 Chairs 2 - Antlers Mounts Small Electric Ref. (Apartment Size) 2 - 26” New Bikes Crafts Books & Quilting Books Sewing Items Droning Mangle Hip Boots Canvas Fold Up Chairs (2) Predator Caller w/ Tapes Metal Detector Fish Locator Water Carrier Baby Stroller Bitzen Burger Arrow Flitcher Lg. Compost Maker Thermometer Deer Hoist Deer Attractant - Several Chain Saw w/ Extra Bar & New Chain Come-A-Long 2 - 20 Gallon Propane Cylinders

The Tri County News Shopper
115 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307
Serving over 18,000 homes weekly in the communities of Baldwin, Big Rapids, Bitely, Branch, Brohman, Chase, Chippewa Lake, Evart, Hersey, Idlewild, Leroy, Luther, Paris, Reed City, Rodney, Sears, Tustin, and White Cloud

Directions: from Big Rapids Expressway: Take Perry Street or 15 Mile Road. Go West 5 miles this will turn into 9 Mile Road in Newaygo County to Cypress. Go South 1 mile to 8 Mile Road, Turn and go West 1 mile to Hickory. Turn North 1 mile to sale site. Follow the auction signs to sale site.
250cc Honda Quad and Trailer 14’ Fold Down Camper Boat Motor & Trailer 14’ - Johnson 9.5 HP Moto 30-30 Lever Action w/Scope 12 Gauge Single Shot - Shot Gun Winchester 30-30 Rifle (Never Shot) Rabbit Grooming Table Ladder Tree Blind Kitchen Scales Fire Wood 3 - Sleeping Bags 29 Gallon Aquarium 3 - Pipe Wood Clamps C-Clamps Shovels Boxes of Nails - Various Sizes Boxes of Various Screws 2 - Trailer Hitch (Receivers) Pop Rivets & Gun Fireplace Screen Dog House Blind Swivel Hunting Stool Step Ladders - Aluminum Extension Ladder 2 - Post Hole Digger Space Saver Treadmill Hang Up Inversion Table Air Streder Exercise Bike 3 - Cabinets & Shelves Units Portable Ice Fishing Shanty (Collapsible) Chest Freezer Radial Arm Saw 10” - Dato Blades Organ - Needs Repair 1/2” Drill Press Cant Hook Axes - Splitters Trapping Gear Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 9) Minnow Pails Folding Chrome Table Free Standing 36” Propane Cooking Stone 18” Pipe Wrench Emery Wheel Tin Snippers 14/3 Underground Wire Play Pen Coleman Lanterns (3) Small Fan Pasta Maker Picnic & Tailgate Set Large Coleman Cooler Old Table Coffee Table Throw Rugs Texas Poker Chips Set (New In Case) Card Shuffler Box of Misc. Silverware Set of Pots & Pans Black & White Portable T.V. Photo Albums Farbenwear Pots & Pans Misc. China Wear Misc. Kitchen Items Adjustable Hi-Chair Potty Chair Lots and Lots of Other Tool Items
BOB PARKER 231-823-2329

For classified or display information call or fax: FAX 231-796-1152 Email: sharon@pioneergroup.com Advertising Director - Sharon Frederick Account Reps - Deb Romanowski, Danette Doyle, Dawn Brock Classifieds - Kelly Last Email: klast@pioneergroup.com Composition Supervisor - Kym Roldan

231-796-4831

Here’s My Card Deadline: Wednesday Noon Display Ad & Classified Ad Deadline: Thursdays at Noon

AUCTIONEER: PHIL CURRIE 231-796-6617

Currie/Parker Auction Service
717 Sheridan - Big Rapids, MI

Auction Note: This is a clean sale, everything is in excellent shape. DO NOT MISS THIS SALE! Condition Terms of Sale: Cash or Check with ID - nothing removed until settled for. (Not Responsible for Lost or Damaged Items) www.currieparkerauction.com PORTA JOHN LUNCH WAGON

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M E C O S T A

EVENTS BEGINNING APRIL 17, 2010
Saturday The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds trap and sporting clay shoots every Saturday. Trap shoots start at 10 a.m. and sporting clays start at 1 p.m. The club is located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20. For more info: Contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587. Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. Morton Township hosts a recycling program on the third Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Canadian Lakes Fire/Rescue Station located at 8260 100th Ave., Stanwood.a Square and Contra Dance with music by the Oakland All-Stars and Glen Morningstar calling at Wheatland Music Organization. All ages and beginners welcome. No partner needed. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with instructions. Admission is $5; children are free. Meet at the Gladys Wernette Building, located at 7251 50th Ave. in Remus. St. Mary’s Spring Gala, 6 p.m. at the Parish Center. Tickets are available at Mr. Karl’s, (231) 796-5601, or from Carmen Currie, (231) 796-6617. Dinner and Auction for Logan’s Heroes, a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundatin, 4 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 1988 in Baldwin. Simply Chic home and fashion boutique show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw. Silent Auction and Dinner for Narrow Gate Youth Ranch, 6 p.m. on April 17 at the Lincoln Township Hall, 20920 9 Mile Road in Reed City. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous at 7 p.m. Old Jail House Group, 220 S. Stewart Ave. Call Darwin T. at (231) 796-8956. Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every Sunday at 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. Sunday Singles Dance at the Goodyear Lanes and Lounge in their newly remolded room, located at the corner of M-55 and Old 27, Houghton Lake. Please enter through the door facing Old 27. The dances are held every Sunday from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (989) 5395406 if you have any questions concerning the dance. Alanon meeting support group for families and friends of alcoholics will be held every Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Old Jail in Big Rapids. Evart United Methodist Church youth group. Every Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the corner of First and Cherry streets. Fourth through 12th grade invited. Join the group for a free meal, games and fellowship. Swiss steak dinner, noon to 3 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church. Adults $8, children $3.50, children 5 and younger eat for free. Take out is available. For more information, call (989) 427-5645. Monday Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) No. 1671 meets at 10 a.m. Monday at the Blanchard Wesleyan Church, located at 542 Jackson Road in Blanchard. Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Bridge at 12:45 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program for anyone with hurts, habits and hang-ups meets every Monday. Dinner is at 6 p.m., worship and gender-specific meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 15085 220th Ave., Big Rapids. Call the church office for more infomation (231) 796-2600. Schizophrenia Anonymous meets every Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Community Mental Health, 500 S. Third Ave., Big Rapids. SA is a support group with a 6-step program. Anyone with schizophrenia or mental illness is more than welcome to attend. For more information call Mike B. at (231) 592-4654 or (231) 796-3553. Coffee is available at meetings. Euchre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview high rise in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 796-4993. The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. TOPS Club of Michigan, No. 1793 will meet at 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Red Cross Building in Big Rapids. For information, call (231) 823-2275. All are welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Glenn C. at (231) 796-3703. Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 to 11 a.m. every Monday. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. Hearing clinic by Audibel Hearing from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Walk-ins welcome. Big Rapids Sports Boosters meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Media Center at the high school, Room 115. Victorious Living, a mental illness support group meeting, is at 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at New Journey Clubhouse, 405-B South Third Ave., Big Rapids. For more information call call Deanna at (231) 856-0105, Dusty at (989) 3527630, or Ronald at (231) 796-1019. Big Rapids Sports Boosters meetings every third Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Three board positions available in June. Anyone interested please come to a meeting. Support your school! Tuesday Big Rapids Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center. Beginning line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. Tai Chi at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Card recycling at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Theology at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. TOPS No. 1189 meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 200 S. Stewart Ave., Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-6271 for more information. The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grief peer support group 9 a.m. every Tuesday at Cadillac Big Boy. For questions, call Pastor Brad Center at (231) 779-9550. Mecosta County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month. Located at 424 N. Fourth Ave. Contact Maureen Doyle Nelson for hours by appointment, (231) 250-5555. The Alliance on Mental Illness of Mecosta County is a support group for the families of those suffering with severe mental illness. It meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at New Journey Clubhouse, 405B South Third Ave., in Big Rapids. Contact (231) 796-3729 for more information. Wednesday Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Library preschool story hour at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Big Rapids Community Library. Open to the public. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Glenn C. at (231) 796-3703. HERSEY FARMERS MARKET held weekly from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in downtown Hersey. Contact: Deana Jager at (231) 465-4058 or deanajager@charter.net. Mecosta County Genealogical Society is open by appointment by calling (231) 250-5555. Special sessions are held the second Saturday of each month. South Evart Quilt Club meets from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month from September through June at the Evart Township Hall. A potluck luncheon is at noon. Anyone interested in quilting or learning to quilt is welcome. The group works jointly on personal or community quilts and frequently donates to people or organizations in need. For more information, call Margie at (231) 734-3857 or Ann at (231) 867-3237. Soup Supper at 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Grant Center United Methodist Church. Donations are accepted. Thursday Alcoholic Anonymous meeting every Thursday at 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. Harmonica at 10:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Painting and drawing at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Scrabble at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Pedro at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Pinochle at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. on Thursdays in conference room A, the third room on the right, at Mecosta County Medical Center; enter on the corner of Locust Street and Winter Avenue. For more information, call Eric at 866-398-5440. The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at noon at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Darwin T. at (231) 796-8956. Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 3 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. Friday Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Readers Theatre at 10 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Euchre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview high rise in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 796-4993. The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-8371. Knitting circle will begin meeting at 4 p.m. on Fridays at the Barryton Public Library. Knitters of all levels are encouraged to come and learn or share knitting techniques. Bingo on every fourth Friday at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Recruitment appointments for NEMSCA Head Start, Big Rapids Public Schools Focus on Fours preschool and Crossroads Charter Academy Just Fours will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the MecostaOsceola Intermediate School District Resource Center. Appointments are scheduled every 20 minutes. Parents can contact Karen at (231) 527-1430 or Donna at (231) 592-0638, after 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or anytime on Friday for more information or to schedule an appointment. Saturday The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds trap & sporting clay shoots every Saturday. Trap shoots start at 10 a.m. and sporting clays start at 1 p.m. The club is located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20. For more info: Contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-8371. Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. SIERRA performs live the last Saturday of every month from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Morley American Legion. All welcome. Square dancing if enough patrons want it. Lindsey Wahowiak Pioneer associate editor (231) 592-8386 (w) (231) 796-1152 (f) lindseyw@pioneergroup.com

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EVENTS BEGINNING APRIL 17, 2010
EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with your club or organization to be certain of meetings, outings and classes, as they may be canceled due to bad weather or other reasons. If any listing is incorrect, please call (231)832-5566 or (231)745-4635 with correct information. DOMESTIC ABUSE NUMBER for anyone being abused is 1-800-950-5808. There is no excuse for abuse. ANGEL ANIMAL RESCUE, Low Cost Services. Call (231)679-0489 For More Information. HEARTLAND HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING. Heartland Hospice of Cadillac is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in the Reed City Area and the outlaying communities. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, patient transport/patient outings, errand running, child care, and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule. Please call Paul King at Heartland Hospice at 231-775-6840 for further information. SATURDAY REED CITY VFW POST 2964 CHICKEN BBQ (Third Saturday of every month), 5-7 p.m. (231)832-5102. REED CITY SENIOR CENTER Potluck and Cards, 12 p.m. (third Saturday of each month). REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Chicken BBQ (third Saturday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call (231)832-5102. ~APRIL 24 ORIGINAL GOSPEL JAMBOREE will be held Saturday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., potluck, 7 p.m. music. Amazing Grace Acres Church, M-37 and Woodland Park Dr., Brohman. Featuring Bluegrass Ec hoes, Faith Gospel Team and Lucky Fulton, MC. Everyone welcome. PORK LOIN DINNER, Saturday, April 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at LeRoy United Methodist Church. Free will offering, take-outs are available. AN ALL YOU CAN EAT Pancake Supper will be held at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Osceola County Sheriff’s Posse. ~May 8 CARE NET OF CADILLAC is hosting a 2 mile LifeWalk on Saturday, May 8th. LifeWalk 2010 gives everyone an opportunity to raise money to help men and women in unplanned pregnancies and families facing difficult situations. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion in Cadillac. The walk will start at 9 .m. For more information or a pledge form, contact Care Net of Cadillac at (231)775-1545. SUNDAY REED CITY VFW Ladies Auxiliary “All American Breakfast” (first Sunday of every month), 8a.m-12 noon. 129 East Osceola Avenue. LAST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH, Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-11 a.m. Evart Moose Lodge, #2452, 8400 U.S.-10. EVART VFW POST 7979 BREAKFAST 2nd Sunday of every month. REED CITY MASONIC LODGE will stop serving their Pancake Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month until further notice. ~APRIL 25 THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Reed City will present a Thurston Family Concert on Sunday, April 25 at 11 a.m. MONDAY REED CITY AMVETS POST 2965 MEETING, 7p.m. 129 E. Osceola Avenue. For more information, call Cliff Galloup (231)832-2787. Meetings are second Monday of every month). T.O.P.S. 1682 MEETING, every Monday at Reed City St. Paul Lutheran Church, weigh in 5:30p.m., meeting 6p.m. EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center, 219 E. Todd Street. REED CITY SENIOR CENTER MEETING, 10:30a.m. (third Monday of each month). BUTTERFLY BUNCH BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING second Monday of each month, 7p.m. For more information, call Carol Ladd (231)734-5305. EVART MOOSE LODGE NO. 2452 host bingo each Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. Doors open at 4p.m. Early bird takes place at 6p.m. with regular regular bingo at 6:30p.m. (License No. A21600) WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Monday evening at Trinity Lutheran Church on highway US-10 in Reed City. Weigh in at 5:30 p.m., meeting starts at 6:00p.m. THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’ PROGRAM LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER. Cancer Support Group for Women. Sponsored by Paradise Salon and Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Cancer Services. 2nd Monday of every other month at 4:00 p.m. January-March-May-July-SeptemberNovember. Hosted by Crossroads Radiation Therapy Center, 4499 220th Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677. Interested? Inquire by calling: Oncology Infusion Services Staff 832-7105, Crossroads Radiation Center 832-5817 or Paradise Salon 832-3411. NATURAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, at the Sears Church of God, corner of Highway 10 and 40th Ave., west entrance. This group meets the last monday of each month at 6 p.m. to discuss natural health options and specific subjects, CO-OP information is also available. TUESDAY LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, 10a.m. Monthly topics. Open to all pregnant and nursing mothers. Children welcome. Downtown Reed City. Contact Sue, LLL group leader for directions or questions, (231)832-1858 or email LLL Sue@charter.net. (Meetings are Third Tuesday of every month.) IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Senior Size, 11a.m. and Line Dancing, 7p.m. at the club house. SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5-6 p.m. (every Tuesday) at the church, 216 S. Main Street, Hersey. For more information, call the church (231)832-9072. Church is barrier free. FREE CLOTHING - FOOD available to those in need (second and fourth Tuesday of the month), 5p.m. at Idlewild Seventh Day Adventist Church’s Community Service. REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FOOD PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) 1-4p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832-2624 for more information. CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, (second Tuesday of each month), 1p.m. at St. Ann’s Church Basement in Baldwin. For further information, call Shawn (231)745-8421. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 7a.m. at the Evart United Methodist Church. BINGO12:30 at Reed City Senior Center, 219 East Todd Street. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 2-4p.m. The group meets at the Community Mental Health for Central Michigan in Osceola County located at 4473 220th Ave. in Reed City. For mor information call (231)832-2247. The group is for individuals who provide caregiving services for individuals with Dementia, Alzheimers or other chronic/ terminal medical conditions. There is no charge to participate and there are no residency restrictions. GFWC EVART WOMEN’S CLUB meets 7p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Open to the public. The May meeting honors Girl Scouts with a Girl Scouts tea. WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Tuesday morning at the Assembly of God Church in Big Rapids. Weigh in at 9:00 a.m. meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. GOD’S TRUE VINE OUTREACH CENTER 6437 S. Nelson Rd. “Old Yates School”. Doors open Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Information call Sandi, (231)745-4501. “FIRESIDE CHATS” at Crossroads Radiation. A cancer support group for patients, families and caregivers. 1st Tuesday of each month, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Crossroads Radiation Center, 4499 220th Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677. Call for information (231)832-5817 or just stop in. ALANON MEETING, SUPPORT GROUP for families and friends of Alcoholics will meet every Tuesday at St. Phillips Church, Reed City at 8 p.m. SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon. Location is at Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman Club) on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment after lunch. For information call 231-734-6005. ~MAY 4 THE OSCEOLA COUNTY CHAPTER of MARSP will meet on Tuesday, May 4, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 22275 Four Mile Road, Reed City. There will be a catered at 12 noon. The program will be the Annual Spring Conference with DVD at one o’clock. For those who wish to attend the luncheon, please RSVP by April 26 to Karen Crosson at (231)832-4798. WEDNESDAY ELIJAH’S PLACE MEAL, (last Wednesday of each month), 5-6:30p.m. at Zion-Emanuel Lutheran Church, 202 Albert Street, LeRoy. Open to the public, free of charge. IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Game Day, 11a.m. at the club house. PATHFINDER PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer Story Hour, 1-2p.m. for children ages 4-8. A parent must remain in the library during story hour. SOUTH EVART QUILT CLUB, (first and third Wednesday of the month), 10:30a.m.-2p.m. with potluck lunch at noon. Contact Margie (231)7343857 or Ann (231)867-3237. EVART FAITH BIBLE CHURCH PIONEER CLUB, 6p.m. every Wednesday for first through sixth grades. REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY STORY TIME is every Wednesday from 11:15a.m. until noon.There will be games, crafts, songs and stories. BITELY BETTER CONSERVATION CLUB MEETINGS are held the first Wednesday of each month (excluding January through March), and the public is always welcome. The doors open at 5:30 for a pot luck dinner followed by the meeting which starts at 7:00p.m. OSCEOLA COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITIES meeting is the first Wednesday of every month. Call the hotline for location of the meeting and for information. (231)832-8453 EVART AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE meets at 6p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. For information call 734-9799. BINGO, EVERY WEDNESDAY, VFW Hall Post #7979, Evart, license A04340. Early Bird at 6 p.m. Located at 4681 85th Ave., Evart. THE BIG RAPIDS MASONIC LODGE meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Big Rapids Masonic Temple on east 19 Mile Road in Big Rapids. THURSDAY REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FOOD PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) 1-4p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832-2624 for mor information. FATHERS PROGRAM, (third Thursday of each month), at Baldwin Family Health Care Conference Room. For more information contact Dave, call (231)745-2000 ext. 16. T.O.P.S. 1541 MEETING, weigh-in 8:15-9:15a.m., meeting at 9:30a.m. at Evart United Methodist Church. T.O.P.S. 1390 MEETING, weigh-in 6:10 p.m., meeting at 6:35 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Evart, corner of Third and Oak. For mor information, call Ruth at (231)734-2844 or Terri at (231)734-5348. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 1p.m. at Evart United Methodist Church. SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5:30-6:30p.m. at Reed City Church of the Nazarene, 5300 220th Ave., Reed City. EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center, 219 East Todd Street. REED CITY VFW/AmVet Post 2964/2965 THURSDAY NIGHT BURGER NIGHT, every 4th thursday of the month. ALANON MEETING every Thursday night, 7:00p.m. at Evart Sacred Heart Church. CHIEF OSCEOLA WOOD CARVER’S meet every Thursday from 7 to 9p.m. in the Evart Depot’s community room. There is no charge. For more information, call (231)734-5125 or (231)734-9131 WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Thursday evening at the Assembly of God Church in Big Rapids. Weighin at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB meets every third Thursday of the month. GOD’S TRUE VINE OUTREACH CENTER 6437 S. Nelson Rd. “Old Yates School”. Doors open Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Information call Sandi, (231)745-4501. EVART CAR CLUB meets the second Thursday of every month at the Evart Moose at 7p.m. SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon. Location is at Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman Club) on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment after lunch. For information call 231-734-6005. ~APRIL 29 THE OSCEOLA COUNTY Democrates will meet on Thursday, April 29 at 107 S. Nielson, Tustin. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All interested Democrats are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please call (231)829-3863. FRIDAY REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Fish Fry (first Friday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call (231)832-5102. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 8p.m. at the Evart United Methodist Church. PEDRO, 1p.m. at the Reed City Senior Center, 219 East Todd Street. EVERY FRIDAY Fish or Shrimp dinner from 5 to 8p.m. Moose Lodge No. 2452 located at 8400 US10 in Evart. For more information call (231)7346181 BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT at LeRoy VFW Post #10770 on Mackinaw Trail next to Citizens Bank. Earlybird starts at 6p.m. Concession stand is open. PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY FOR EVENTS TO BE TURNED IN FOR PUBLICATION. Send all upcoming events no later than Wednesday Noon to: The Tri-County Yvonne Morneau 211 W. Upton, Suit B Reed City, MI 49677 Phone: (231)832-5566 Fax: (231)832-5558

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• 2x2 ft. Steel $260/ton • Clean Auto Cast Iron $280/ton • Cast Iron $240/ton • Tin/Steel $190/ton

• Car Bodies $210/ton Limited Time Only

Pricing subject to change without notice.
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BUYING: • Steel • Car Bodies • #1 & #2 Copper • Aluminum • Batteries • Catalytic Converters • Radiators • Yellow Brass

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER:
AW46 Hydraulic Oil & Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid
Your Choice 5 gallons

Service Pro

$

$27 Each for 5 or more

28

Each

Certified Scales
Federal / Old 131 Howard City

N W S E

Newcosta / County Line

US-1

M-82

Beech

M-82 Recycling

231-937-4175

8878 E. 88th St. Howard City

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 - 5 Sat. 9 - 2 • Sun. Closed

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER
ences to: WMES Attention: HR Director P. O. Box 1098 Big Rapids, Michigan 49307 Fax: (231) 527-1564 (DO NOT SEND INFORMATION TO THE CCA SCHOOL FACILITY) E-Mail: hrwmes@tucker-usa.com www.woodbridgegroupinc.org (Application) WMES is an EOE.

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Layaway Days Program for 2010

5950 14 Mile Rd. • Rockford 2.5 miles east of US-131

616-866-0557

NET-PORT
Your LOCAL Internet Provider!

$18.45/month (231)592-9877
www.net-port.com Unlimited Dial-up

POLE BUILDINGS for garage, workshop or storage. Custom built, using top quality materials. Call Kevin Smith, Smith Construction, Barryton. (989) 382-7506. Licensed, insured. ROOFING: ALL TYPES Low-sloped, flats, shingles, trailers. Repairs & Leaks. ICE/SNOW REMOVAL Free Estimates. 20yrs. experience. Licensed/Insured. (616)636-8288 Ensley Roofing, LLC Spring special $99 CPL-CCW classes. Two dates available May 7th & 8th. Call now to reserve. (877)514-2061.

Come On Out, You’re Invited!

FREE!
Saturday April 24, 2010

FREE!
Over 75 Booth Displays Mini Demo Workshops! Local Area Entertainment Children’s Activities!

Safety Town - I Dent A Kid Program - Over 15 Mascots Muskegon River Water Safety Project Cafeteria - Plenty of Parking - Handicapped Accessible Booth Give-A-Ways and Much More! ALL FREE!

Thank You To The Troops Program / Flat Stanley Project Blessing of the Babies Band of Locals Scavenger Hunt Mini Carnival

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Big Rapids Middle School 500 North Warren Avenue

Lawn Care
K&C LAWN SERVICE Spring Special for lawn clean-up and mowing accounts. Free estimates (231)250-3430

FREE · FREE · FREE

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Trees
Blue Spruce Trees, White Spruce Trees, White Pine Trees- 4-5 Foot. $35/each, 5-6 Foot $45/each. Delivered and Planted. Call Cell (231)287-2552 or (231)832-9859

LOTS OF ACTIVITIES

FREE · FREE · FREE
SPONSORED BY: CHEMICAL BANK

LIVE! ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
10:00 - St. Peter Lutheran School 10:30 - St. Mary’s School 11:00 - Blessing of the Babies 11:30 - Big Rapids Middle School 12:00 - Big Rapids Middle School 1:00 - Ronald McDonald Magic Show 1:30 - Artworks / Rhythmic Sky Studios

110 For Rent

1 BEDROOM HOME 5 minutes from Big Rapids. Room for a horse or pet. $425/mon plus $425/dep. (231)629-6471. 2-BEDROOM MOBILE, QUIET country setting, 15 minutes from Big Rapids, no pets. (231)250-5729

Children ID Face Painting Safety City Hands On Games Blessing of the Babies Car Seat Clinic

MINI SEMINARS MASCOT PALOOZA LIVE! FOOD SHOW
CARNIVAL GAMES

FREE CHILDREN’S CONCERT FUTURING THE VERVE PIPE Sunday April 25, 2010 @ 3 p.m. Big Rapids High School Auditorium Get your FREE tickets @ The Pioneer! Tickets will only be available Thursday April 22 and Friday April 23 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. http://www.thevervepipe.com

2010 SPONSORS

2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH, LARGE family room, $500/month, $500/deposit. (231)797-5513 or (231)388-5108 3-BEDROOM, 2-BATH MOBILE home. South Big Rapids $550/month plus deposit. (231)796-8255 or (231)3491071 3BR, 1 BATH MANUFACTURED home, Idlewild, Section 8 Approved. $600/ mo. plus deposit 734-641-8003. 231-7458947. FOR RENT IMMEDIATELY or for sale3-bedroom home on edge of Barryton, 20268 30th Ave. Nice yard, small yard barn, natural gas heat, 2-decks, good shade, garden area. Possible land contract. Jim Huffman (989)382-7565 evenings best. HOUSE FOR RENT in Evart. $425/month, 3-bedroom. (231)734-3890 REED CITY: 1-Bedroom, quiet, clean. On-site laundry, utilities included, no pets. Call on-site manager. (231)4654049

SATURDAY APRIL 24, 2010
BIG RAPIDS MIDDLE SCHOOL 500 NORTH WARREN AVENUE

10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

COMPLETE DETAILS (231) 796-7649 or events@mecostacounty.com

FREE · FREE · FREE

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Bernie‛s Best Pizza Deal Two Large Pizzas with up to$ 99 choice, 5 toppings of your
four medium fountain drinks and a dozen donuts.

TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

110 For Rent
MORLEY MOTEL Daily Rooms from $40, Weekly rooms from $145. Includes utilities. No Deposit. (231)856-7820.

110 For Rent
remo a few left! Only apts. deled

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7 Days a Week 3:00pm to 8:00pm

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231-734-9978 Office Located at
765 W. Jefferson, Evart
Springview Manor II is accepting applications for 1, 2 & 3 bdr. Apts. Rent is based on 30% of the adjusted gross income. Office Hours Tues & Thus 8-6:30. Barrier Free Units available.
www.gldmanagement.com

TDD 800-649-3777.

Plus Tax

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ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL
ULTRA CLEAN BURN • ULTRA LOW EMISSIONS HIGHWAY • OFF ROAD • FARM • HEATING
COMPETITIVE PRICING & PROMPT SERVICE

OIL & PROPANE

MICHAEL

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE!
Locally Owned & Operated Since 1948 18655 Northland Dr., Old U.S. 131, Big Rapids

We Deliver or Haul Your Own!

219 N. Michigan Ave. • Big Rapids, Michigan

231-796-3774

1-800-348-1367 231-796-8681
Better Apartments Better Prices!
1 bedroom from $495 2 bedrooms from $550 3 bedrooms from $675 (616) 891-2325 MeadowCreekApts.us
105 Linden St Big Rapids, MI (231) 796-4808

Experience T he Decker Difference
2010 CHEVY EQUINOX LS CROSSOVER
AWD, Loaded. MSRP $25,190.

All New

2010 CHEVY MALIBU
4 Door, 4 Cyl., Auto., On-Star. MSRP $22,725

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24,989
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15,121
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‘05 DODGE RAM

11,989
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$

10,743
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‘03 CHEVY S-10

$

8,983
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Crew Cab 4x4.

‘07 CHEVY SUBURBAN
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26,485
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‘08 CHEVY AVALANCHE

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‘08 FORD F150 XLT

32,283

$

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‘09 TOYOTA CAMRY

24,884

$

14,990

4 Door.

‘08 DODGE CARAVAN

$

15,975

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‘08 CHEVY IMPALA

$

12,549

4 Door.

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$

Crew Cab, Diesel, 4x4. , ,

33,904

4650 14 Mile Rd. (M-57), Rockford, MI 616-866-9511 • 800-871-2899 www.johndeckerchevy.com
*Prices plus tax, plates and fees. Rebates to dealer.

7500 Sq. ft. commercial building in downtown Big Rapids. Up to 6 units, great location right on Michigan. $249,900 804005 2. Old but a treasure- 3 bedroom, 1½ bath, 1½ story home with great updates. Lot is perfect for any need. Shade trees, garden area, and very attractive. Close to Charter, intermediate and to parochial schools. 803334 3. 3 bedroom, 1 bath remodeled Big Rapids home. 0% down approved. $64,900 801975 4. Very nice 2 bedroom home. Attached 2.5 car garage, much updating done, separate hot tub building. $79,900 800255 5. 3+ acre building site less than a mile from Big Rapids. $17,900 704978
www.century21forwardrealty.com

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER

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CITY LIVING AT IT’S FINEST MLS# 10009994 - $285,000 331 S. WARREN, BIG RAPIDS One of the finest examples of turnof-the-century homes in Big Rapids. Features remarkable oak woodwork, large rooms, fireplace, master suite, hot tub, central A/C, maintenance free deck and much more.
• 5 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATHS - 4,175 SQ’ • FIREPLACE • NATURAL GAS • APPLIANCES • CITY CONVENIENCES

OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS MLS# 902216 - $325,000 781 S. CHESTNUT, REED CITY Neat and clean business with a good reputation and the only motel in the area. Includes everything you’ll need.
• 12 UNIT MOTEL W/LIVING QUARTERS • INCLUDES REAL ESTATE, BUSINESS • FURNITURE, FIXTURES, SIGN & LICENSE

UNBEATABLE PRICE MLS# 10013505 - $68,000 16625 130TH AVE, RODNEY Manufactured home on wooded acreage. This property features large rooms plus a master suite and central A/C. Deck overlooking a small stream complete this quiet country setting.
• 3 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS • 5 WOODED ACRES • APPLIANCES • POLE BUILDING WITH WORKSHOP

SENSATIONAL VALUE MLS# 10010639 - $259,000 8341 HELLS KETTLE CT, HORSEHEAD LK Elegant charm describes this recently renovated walk-out ranch located on the Northeast side of the lake. Beautifully decorated, features 1880 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, dual fireplace in living room and large kitchen-dining area on lower level. Large family room on upper level.
• ”ALL SPORTS” LAKE • 240FT FRONTAGE • DOCK • BOATHOUSE • DUAL FIREPLACE • GRANITE COUNTERTOPS • WRAPAROUND DECK

GET A JUMP ON HUNTING MLS# 900298 - $120,000 12180 WILLOW, BITELY This is the hunting property you have been looking for. Acreage mostly wooded, some water, and some planted food plot areas. Possible well and septic, good recreation area and trails through out.
• 78.5 ACRE HUNTING PARCEL • POLE BARN WITH ELECTRIC • RIDING TRAILS • MANY LAKES & RIVERS NEARBY

COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING MLS# 10008389 - $78,000 10255 NORTHLAND DR, BIG RAPIDS Prime commercial location with 175ft road frontage opposite scenic Roger’s Pond. Handicapped accessible, large reception area, front office and nine private offices, all wired for high speed internet and phone system with abundant storage and three restrooms. Perfect location makes doing business here convenient for valued customers.
• 1750 SQ FT OFFICE SPACE • CORNER DOUBLE LOT • HIGH TRAFFIC ROAD FRONTAGE • OFF STREET PARKING

“ALL SPORTS” HORSEHEAD LAKE MLS#10010163 - RODNEY - $259,900 8691 N. HORSEHEAD LAKE DR This remodeled 3 bedroom home has a spacious family room with natural wood fireplace and beautiful view of the lake. Large dining area, kitchen with a breakfast-nook leading to a 3 season sunroom. Garage is deep enough for pontoon boat storage.
• 100FT LAKE FRONTAGE • DOCK • APPLIANCES INCLUDED • FIREPLACE • 2-CAR GARAGE

CHECK OUT THIS PRICE MLS# 901827 - $38,000 9780 OAK, CHIPPEWA LAKE Cottage or year-round home near beautiful Chippewa Lake. 3 bedrooms, plus some furnishings included to get you started and attached garage.
• ALL SPORTS LAKE • LAKE ACCESS/DOCK RIGHTS • NATURAL GAS • CABLE

ALL SPORTS JEHNSEN LAKE MLS# 903029 - $249,900 8421 LAKEVIEW BLVD Spacious 3 bedroom well maintained home is pristine inside and out with wonderful beach frontage. Lower level three-season room with walkout to patio area. Large workshop/laundry area, heated and insulated, steps into the large 2.5 car garage.
• 75FT LAKE FRONTAGE WITH SEAWALL • TWO FIREPLACES • CENTRAL A/C • FOUR-SEASON ROOM WITH CATHEDRAL CEILING

CHIPPEWA LAKE MLS# 2942858 - $129,000 19021 CALLEJON, CHIPPEWA LAKE Nice 3 bedroom home features a fireplace, central air and a basement recreation room. Landscaped yard leading to a 12 x 20 guest house all on a private road.
• ALL SPORTS LAKE ACCESS • FIREPLACE • CENTRAL A/C • NATURAL GAS • CABLE • DETACHED GARAGE

1630 N. State St., Big Rapids Across from the airport

(231) 796-5823

Horse-Trading Days!
Over 20 Cars To Choose From!
Like New!

We Take ANYthing In Trade!

Plus Many More Coming Daily!

We’ll Make A Deal on Both!

04 Kia Optima $

4,995

06 Kia Rio $

4,395

97 Plymouth Voyager $

3,295

98 Ford F-150 $

3,895

02 Chevy 3500 Duramax Diesel 04 Montana 31’ 5th Wheel $ $

14,900

22,900

Four Place Horse Trailer $

4,995

06 Chevy Malibu $

7,495

00 Chevy Malibu $

3,295

02 Mercury Sable $

3,995

03 Chevy Cavalier $

2,395

04 Ford Taurus $

4,995

03 Chevy Impala $

4,995

05 Jeep Liberty Sport $

7,395

01 Ford Explorer $

3,995

01 Pontiac Aztek $

3,495

99 Ford Explorer $

2,995

03 Dodge Neon $

3,995

00 Dodge Grand Caravan $

4,295

92 Chevy 4x4 $

Horsepower Automotive 989-352-1070
Located on M-46 Lakeview

1,895

03 Olds Alero $

3,695

00 Chrysler Concord $

3,995

98 Chevy Cavalier $

1,595

03 Ford Focus $

4,295

9956 W. Howard City - Edmore Rd. • Lakeview

Vehicles may not be exactly as shown.

www.horsepowerautomotive.com • Fast Track Towing - 24 Hours A Day

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TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

Did You Know… $ *
The
Bonus Cash Sale Is Back??

Ed Koehn

2,100

Can be used tow a NEW v ard e or pre-o hicle wned vehicle!

… JUST THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW!
*$2,100 Bonus Cash must be used towards purchase of vehicle. New vehicle must from dealer stock. Vehicle must be registered for 60 days prior to trade in. Must be road worthy. Vehicle purchase must be $7,995 or higher. Some restrictions may apply. See dealer for details.

Ed Koehn

Over 200 Pre-Owned Vehicles To Choose From!

www.edkoehn.com

11064 M-57 • Greenville, MI 48838

1-800-369-7014

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER

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110 For Rent Mobile Homes
QUIET SETTING: 2-bedroom mobile, South Big Rapids, $425/month, plus utilities, security deposit (918)906-1943 or (231)823-2249

170 Items for Sale
FOR SALE- EAR corn $90/ton. Straw, round bales $15/each. (231)679-1043 POWER WHEEL CHAIR, invacare pronto M-51, sure step. like new, $1500 OBO. Call 231-745-4943. FOR SALE- SEASONED FIREWOOD, also hay and straw. Wanted, good used square baler. (231)796-1247 SNAPPER 10-HP REAR engine riding mower w/twin bagger. Very good condition, $875. Call Dave (231)796-3429

170 Items for Sale
GET ENERGY STAR products at FOAM PLUS April Specials: 2”X4X8 Foam Board Insulation only $11,50. Woodboiler buried PEX pipe insulation only $1.50/foot. 8 miles South of Baldwin on m-37. Open 6 days. 800-745-7132.

170 Items for Sale Firewood
QUALITY DRY OAK, cut, split and delivered. $40 a rick. (231)872-0372

170 Items for Sale

160 Real Estate

2-BEDROOM, 1-BATH HOME north of Reed City with a 30x50 garage, as is with extras on 1 acre corner lot on 7 Mile and Mack Trail. (231)250-6270, (231)2508722. 3-BEDROOM, 1-BATH ON 10-acres, hardwood floors, new septic, finished 24x32 garage, small animal barn, all appliances included. 1-Mile off pavement, between 2-lakes, close to snowmobile trails, Evart Schools. For sale by owner $98,000. (231)734-0282 JUST REDUCED!!...Beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bath condominium with large living room and dining area, fireplace and deck overlooking the Manistee River in Downtown Manistee. This lower level condo has easy accessibility and has great views of the big ships coming up and down the Big Manistee River Channel. Heated in ground pool is just steps away and you are within walking distance of the Victorian Port City Downtown and the famed Riverwalk. Has Air Conditioning, Washer and Dryer, Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Garbage Disposal and a Carport with extra storage area. Super for year around or summer getaway! Located at #7, Shipwatch Condominiums, 317 Fifth Ave. Just remodeled and priced to move! $119,000. Contact Jean Maloney at Century 21 Boardwalk, Manistee. (866) 448-2100. WE HAVE DECIDED to sell our 3 rental properties (good homes) In and very close to Barryton. 2 Have 3-bedrooms each, 1 Has 4-5 bedrooms and 2-have natural gas heat. Nice yards at all of them. 1 is open, the other 2 are both rented now. Possible land contract. Jim Huffman (989)382-7565 evenings best.

M & J NEW & USED FURNITURE of Evart. Largest selection of good used and new furniture and appliances. (231)734-2707. We buy, sell or trade. Mon.-Fri.(9-5), Sat.(9-2), Sun. (10-2) www.mandjfurniture.com

GARAGE SALE PRICES:
$15.00 - 1 day $27.00 - 2 days $32.35 - 3 days $42.20 - 4 days $52.00 - 5 days $61.80 - 6 days 35¢ per word after 15 words, per day. ********************

FIREWOOD
8 FOOT LENGTHS

POOLS

SPRING SALE
Licensed & Insured

www.fox-pools.com

616.784.1270

Call (231)592-8348
All ads must be pre-paid by credit card over the phone or feel free to stop by our office to pay by check or cash. 115 N. Michigan Avenue Big Rapids, MI 49307 ********************

10-CORD
SEMI-LOADS delivered.
(231)846-0346
any time. See pictures at www.coxx.com

Residential Pool & Spa Installation
In-ground • Above-ground • Spas

• Family Owned & Operated • Full Retail Store • Custom In-ground Pools • Above Ground Pools • Liner Replacement • Spring Openings / Winter Closings • Water Hauling / Excavation • Salt Water Pools

PLACE YOUR AD ONLINE:
www.pioneergroup.com

MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT SALE
Saturday, May 1st • 10:00 AM RAVENNA AUCTION
Ravenna, Michigan

$

In-Stor
Family business with over 30 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers.

With p e Credit ur Above chase of -Groun d Pool

500

Land for Sale

10% OFF your chemical and
10 ACRES CANADIAN Lakes/Stanwood area. Well, septic and electricity 231510-6085 after 4pm

Coupon ★ Coupon ★ Coupon

231-853-5738 Good Selection of Farm Machinery Already Consigned Items May Be Delivered on Friday April 30th at 10:00 AM
For information: Randy Lettinga 616-437-2005 George Herman 616-498-8152 Verne Lettinga 616-490-6742

in-store purchase

Waterfront
COTTAGE WANTED
Lakefront, on large, wide lot, or acreage; deep, good fishing lake. (734) 284-9662, or contact h.hajduk@comcast.net

TRI any specials or prior sales. 6411 Alpine Ave NW Between 7 & 8 Mile Rd. • Comstock Park

EXP. 5/15/10. Excludes

Estate Auction
(Estate of Orville Randle) Located: 602 Rust Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307 Directions: From US-131 expressway take the Big Rapids Exit E. to State St., then N. to Rust, then W. to sale site. Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Caravan, automatic, 21,000 miles, w/hydraulic lift and ramp Certified American Indian Prints and Pastels: Fine Southwestern prints by various artists including Bert Seabourn, Doc Tate, Vann, T Lorentz, Jeanne Rockett, RMC Hurtry, Degrazia, S. Vassileula, Phillip II & More. All pictures professionally framed and matted. Antiques, Collectibles & Household: Mahogany spindle legged style table w/6 chairs, leafs, buffet, china cabinet & butler, 6 board chest, 3 legged birds eye table, barrel top table, 4 leaf clover table, half table, banjo & captain chairs, brass lamps, end tables, assortment of nice chairs, mahogany dresser, 4-poster full size burl veneered bed, waterfall dresser & desk, treasure chest basket, Aztec wall hangers, rugs, Silver plate & Sterling pieces, Noritake Sylvina and Myolt Son & Co. china sets, fine glassware and pottery including Waterford purple amethyst, Ruby Red Cranberry, candlewick, crystal art glass, brides pattern dep., Royal Rockchester, Royal Danube, Mason Plantation, Lenox, Hall’s Jewel-T, clear depression, Hummels, unmarked clay decanter, Roseville, stem ware, paper weight, tins, Lucky Rodkeys Flour tin sign, marbles, Erector set, Lincoln logs, Big Little books, GI Joe lunch pail, 1937 Boy Scout handbook, 1966 Green Bay Packer 1st Super Bowl football, Lionell watch, RC Gorman Derringer pistol, mantel clock, costume, gold & diamond jewelry, vintage furs, manual Hoyer lift, Concepts Motion motorized chair w/manual, holiday decorations, Gen 6 Kirby vac, linens, household furnishings, plus more. Garage & Tools: B&D lathe & band saw, belt sander, drill press w/bench, table saw, air compressor, bar clamps, block plane, organizers, Carpenter tools, power tools, buck saw, metal cabinet, hand cart, shop vac, pet cage, small vise, wrought iron arbor & iron fence, Patio furniture, plus many more items too numerous to mention. Auctioneers Note: This is a very condensed list. See our Web site for complete list and pictures at www.beyerauction.com Terms: No out of state checks accepted. Cash or check with positive ID. Announcements take precedence over printed material. Lunch served on grounds by Rick. Not responsible for accidents or loss.

Declare Your Fuel Independence

Saturday, April 24, 2010 • Beginning @ 10 AM

170 Items for Sale

3-BEDROOM STICK-BUILT HOME on 10-acres. 12ga Mossberg turkey gun. Remington 30.06 Model 7400 semi-auto with scope. (231)832-9237

Pro Pellet Early Buy Sale

ANDY’S
TREE SERVICE
TREE WORK OF ALL KINDS Specializing around power lines & houses
Serving Montcalm, Newaygo, Kent & Mecosta Counties & more! WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS

$

Premium Hardwood Pellets made in Michigan High BTU Low Ash

176/ton!

This will be our lowest price offered this year!
We accept Energy Drafts!

Stock up now!

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FREE ESTIMATES

800-982-4540
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Beyer Auction Service Inc.

Alternative Heating and Fuel
7 miles N. of Baldwin on M-37

Check out our wide variety of stoves! www.alternativeheatingandfuel.com

231-745-6110

Open 9 - 5 M - F • 9 - 3 Sat.

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REAT DEALS G
‘02 CHEVY IMPALA ‘98 DODGE CARAVAN
ONLY$3,500PLUS TAX

TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

HOT WHEELS! ON
O ONLY$5,249PLUS TAX

Maxfield’s Restaurant
Thursday — Mini Buffet Served 5:30-8pm Friday — Seafood Buffet Served 5-9pm Saturday — Brunch Buffet Served 11:30am-2:30pm — Prime Rib & Shrimp Buffet Served 4-9pm Sunday — Chicken & Ham Buffet Served Noon-5pm

1-800-550-5630
ONLY$5,500PLUS TAX

‘02 DODGE CARAVAN

11228 N. Wyman Rd 3 Miles North of M-46 in Edmore

Restaurant

ONLY$4,895PLUS TAX

‘03 FORD TAURUS

www.maxfields.info
‘06 JEEP LIBERTY

Make your Reservations Now for Mother’s Day

FRIENDSthe UB P Located in
Lower Level of Maxfield’s

O ONLY$11,995PLUS TAX

Friday & Saturday Buffets

ONLY$8,995PLUS TAX

‘05 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

‘9 ‘9 ‘99 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

ONLY$3,995PLUS TAX

ONLY$1,595PLUS TAX

‘95 BUICK REGAL

‘01 DODGE CARAVAN
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CAN’T GET HERE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS? CALL US! MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CONVENIENT FOR YOU!
BOYD BROWER
Sales Manager

796-7355 & 796-0602
18261 Northland Drive 1029 N. State Street

ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TITLE & PLATE

FULL SERVICE DEPARTMENT

OPEN SATURDAYS UNTIL 3PM!

Slice of Strawberry Pie ¢

$ 00

Only 99

Burger Bar Combo
Regularly priced at $7.99. Expires 4/25/10.

1 OFF

With purchase of any meal. Expires 4/25/10.

630 State Street (S) • 231-796-1889
Big Boy is a registered trademark of Big Boy Restaurants International LLC © 2007 Big Boy Restaurants International LLC

Big Rapids Big Boy

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190 Motorcycles and ATVs ATV
2007 CAN-AM 250DS LIKE NEW WITH ALUMINUM TRAILER (HOLDS TWO RV's). $3200. CALL 231-592-5798

250 Autos for Sale
DEPENDABLE PERSON NEEDED to take over payments on 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, $122.06 monthly. Call Lou (231)408-5943.

255 Trucks Vans & SUVs
2004 CHEVROLET 1/2 Ton 4x4, Regular Cab, L.S. Nice Truck, $9,800.00. Call David- (231)510-6683 2004 EXTENDED CHEVROLET Venture Van, 48 payments of $168.20/month O.A.C. or $6,890. O.T.D. Ryan- (231)8323771 2007 FORD ESCAPE XLT, Loaded, under $10,900., No Really Under $10,900. Call David- (231)510-6683

260 Automotive
I WOULD LIKE to purchase your junk vehicles and pick them up. Call Butch 231629-1979

280 Farm Goods Hay For Sale 300 Wanted to Buy

250 Autos for Sale
2009 FORD FUSION, sharp car, payments only $214.76 monthly. Why buy new, call Lou (231)408-5943.

255 Trucks Vans & SUVs
2003 CHEVROLET DURAMAX Diesel, 4x4 Crew Cab LT. Truck stands tall. NADA Value $20,475. Steal it for $18,400. Ryan- (231)580-9119

270 Livestock Horses
REG. QH MARE, 7 years. Healthy. Great blood lines, 4-H, trail, for skilled rider. (231)796-8901

ROUND BALE HAY for sale 4x5 bales stored inside. Small square bales. Call 231-388-0374

CASH TODAY retiree paying fair price $100 to $5,000 for all running cars, trucks, motor cycles, ATV, campers, Pontoon boats. Free pick-up. (231)689-1894, (616)291-0266

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To Advertise on this Page For Just $21.00 Per Week

231-592-8365
Mary Beth St. Onge-Beamer, N.C.M.T.
Medical Massage Therapist American Medical Massage Association

6 Weeks Minimum, Call

RELIEVE PAIN AND STRESS NATURALLY THROUGH MASSAGE THERAPY
Bailey Chiropractic O ces PC 109 S. Warren Big Rapids, MI 49307

ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! Class Act GONDEK’S Towing Body & Frame, LLC
231-287-2612 231-832-1511 231-832-7005
Deep Tissue Relaxation

Lock-Outs, Tire Changing, Towing, 24 Hour Service

Foreign & Domestic

Sprayed-on Bedliners

231-796-0760

6241 220TH AVE • REED CITY

7320 N. Oak White Cloud

1/4 mi. N on Oak

New Gun Sales • Reloading Supplies Cleaning Supplies • Gun Repair Registered Firearms Dealer

peak shooters supply LLC

WOODVILLE Old M-20

231-689-5734

Mon. - Fri. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m. - Noon

“Specializing in All Types of Flat Work”

Flat Work

Licensed & Insured General Contractor FREE ESTIMATE

Structural Leveling Brick & Block Restoration Roofing / Metal Roofing • Porches • Patios • Drives Walkways • Modular Home Slabs

Ron Lapinsky Owner • 25 Years Experience • 231-580-3020 or 231-823-6429

Buying Gold & Silver Jewelry Plus Vintage Costume Jewelry and Watches!
719 West Avenue • Big Rapids (231) 796-0554 Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-2pm

RON & BAMBI OLSSON OWNERS

CONSTRUCTION LLC POURED WALLS & FLAT WORK 17020 231-823-2544 8 MILE RD. FAX # 231-598-2618 STANWOOD, MI 231-823-9554 49346

OLSSON CONCRETE

LICENSED & INSURED

FREE ESTIMATES • QUALITY WORK

Patricia L. Cady
Office Products Manager

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

Full Service Family Hair Salon & Day Spa
(231) 832-9969
315 N. Chestnut Reed City, MI 49677 (231) 832-1779 (fax)
We also have Tanning Facials Massage Therapy Body Wraps Ear Piercing Relaxing Sauna

FIREWOOD
$

8’ Mixed Hardwood or Oak
Delivered in 8’ length, minimum 10 cords per load.

80 - $90 per cord due to haul distances Call Perry or Cindy Cousineau
Leave name & number

231-796-4558

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

231-592-8365
Cuts • Perms Color • Facials Tanning Massage Therapy Waxing Body Wraps Pedicures Manicures Sugar Scrubs

TURN YOUR OLD GOLD & DIAMONDS INTO CASH OR TRADE IN & TRADE UP AT HUGE SAVINGS!

Salon & Tanning
$10 Hair Cuts on Wednesdays
106 S. Michigan • Big Rapids, MI 49307

(231) 796-0809 Open Tuesday-Saturday

114 S. Michigan Ave. • Downtown Big Rapids
www.RogersJewelersMi.com

605 3rd St. Tues-Fri 10-5 Trail Side Crossing
(Next to Arby’s)

RJ

231.796.7743

Coins
of Big Rapids, Mich.
Work 231-796-4593 Home 231-796-7642

Buy & Sell Silver and Gold • Paper Currency

Take Back Control of Your Energy Costs!

Windows • Siding • Doors Insulation • Remodeling • Garages Pole Barns • Decks • Additions New Construction

9436 Northland Dr., Stanwood

231-823-2105
Visit us on the web at:

Licensed & Insured!

www.futurehomeimprovement.com

Phone: (231) 832-0092 1-800-777-6117

*SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY

Off Windshield

$50.00

Up to

Free Mobile Service Lifetime Warranty Certified Tech Locally Owned & Operated

Come see Tom & Chris

bbey g A The coratin De Dept.

Come see us and let us help you to create a home as individual as you are!
7910 Federal Road, Howard City Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm Sat. 9 am - 4 pm

231-937-4206

ww www.howardcity.abbeycarpet.com

Rent This Space $ 2100/Wk.
6 Week Minimum • Includes Online Advertising

David B. Miller

Big Rapids Self Storage
Commercial • Residential
825 Water Tower Road Big Rapids, MI 49307 On-site management 24/7 access

231-796-8635

Manager

Call Patricia Tonkovich

231-832-5566

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Alternative Heating and Fuel

Beginning April 1, Alternative Heating is offering Pro Pellet wood pellets for only $176/ton!

Pro Pellets Early Buy Sale Only $176/ton!
This will be our lowest price all year!
910 N. M-37, 7 miles N. of Baldwin

335 Work at Home
EARN THOUSAND$ FROM HOME. Be careful of work-at-home schemes. Hidden costs can add up, and requirements may be unrealistic. Learn how to avoid work-athome scams. NEED CA$H FAST BUT CAN’T GET A LOAN? Don’t pay for the promise of a loan. BE YOUR OWN BOSS!! But first, be cautious. You will have to spend $$$ and you may not make money back. Call the Federal Trade Commission at 1877-FTC-HELP to learn how to spot advance-fee loan scams. A message from The Pioneer and the FTC.

991 Mega Mkt. Electronics
FREE 6 - ROOM DISH NETWORK Satellite System! FREE HD-DVR! $19.99/mo, 120+ Digital Channels (for 1 year.) Call Now-$400 Signup Bonus! 1877-218-6240

991 Mega Mkt.

PREGNANT? CONSIDER ADOPTION—A loving alternative. Wonderful couples to choose from. Call for pics/information and choose your baby’s family and future. Expenses paid. 1-866-236-7638

Stock up now!

Adoption
ADOPTION! LOVING COUPLE looking to adopt baby. We offer love and opportunity, can help pay expenses. Working with licensed agency. Call Dave & Erica 1-888-8-ADOPT-0. NOTE: ALL ADVERTISERS in this category are working with a licensed adoption agency.

READ YOUR AD ONLINE AT: www.communitypapersofmichigan.com

Cabins for Rent

alternativeheatingandfuel.com

231-745-6110

CANADIAN FISHING CABINS for RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big northerns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-4262550 for free brochure. Or look at our website www.bestfishing.com

To Advertise on this Page For Just $21.00 Per Week

231-592-8365
SALES & SERVICE
11875 Northland Drive Cedar Springs, MI 49319

6 Weeks Minimum, Call

616-696-2913

NORTHEND RENTALS
CHAD MOORE, MANAGER Telephone: 231-796-8653 Fax: 231-796-0559 18055 Northland Drive Big Rapids, MI 49307
Over 37 Years Experience

WEINGARTZ
EVERYTHING FROM LAWN TO SNOW
WWW.WEINGARTZ.COM

PUSHING THE EDGE

STATE S STREET HARDWARE, INC
Russel Osburn

Since

Joyce Osburn

Ernest Osburn
Phone: 231-796-8122 614 N State St Big Rapids

Pole Barn Floors Excavating Basement Floors Driveways • Patios
Cell (231)

Curiosities • Seasonal Delights Garden Evaluations & Landscaping Work: 231-796-7950 • Home: 231-796-7976
4 miles S. of Big Rapids on Northland Dr. in Rogers Heights

REED CITY TENT RENTALS
We Deliver, Set Up & Pick Up Tents • Tables • Chairs Graduation Specials Now through May 15th Great Prices for All Occasions

Serving Osceola, Mecosta & Lake Counties 231-832-3309 • 231-250-7076
Corn, Soybean, Alfalfa, SorghumX Sudan Contact: Dick Ford 22980 21 Mile Rd. Paris, MI.

Also Available: Grass & Clover Seed

(231) 796-7939

LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION CONTRACTORS

00367904

5 1” “19

Locksmith • Small Engine Repair

250-0047

Dish Network Satellite TV

RASMUSSEN SATELLITE TV
RICK & CHERYL RASMUSSEN
SATELLITE TV SPECIALISTS

pjent@tucker-usa.com

231-796-1366 800-354-1366

819 . State Street Big Rapids, MI 49307

Bickel Construction Inc.
• Additions • Doors • Garages • Insulation • Remodeling • Repairs • Roofing • Siding • Windows

32 Years in Business • 231-796-7757 Licensed & Insured • Big Rapids, MI
15433 220th Avenue Big Rapids, MI 49307 (231) 796-0925

• Landscape Design / Construction • Irrigation Design / Construction • Outdoor Maintenance • Nursery Supplies • Hydroseeding

www.nhlscape.com

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A-1 MOBILE ROOF-OVER SYSTEM
Michigan’s Oldest & Finest Roof Replacement System FREE ESTIMATES 12X60 $2,980
CONSERVES ENERGY MADE IN MICHIGAN

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
April 27th, 28th and 29th
We are looking for children who will be five on or before December 1, 2010. If you have a child who will be starting school in the fall, please fill out the form below and mail it or bring it to our school. Return to: Vera Wilsie Elementary School 140 Main - PO Box 820 Newaygo, MI 49337 When mailing, you must use the PO Box number. KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP REGISTRATION FORM Child‛s Name: _____________ ____________ _______________ First Middle Last Boy ____ Girl ____ Birth Date ______________ County and State of Birth _________________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Mother‛s Name Father‛s Named Street ____________________________ PO Box ____________ City ______________________ Phone # ___________________ Preschool Attended ______________________________________ We will send you the paperwork you will need and information on Kindergarten Round-up as soon as it comes available. You must provide the following items: You can bring them to Round-up with you. 1. Birth Certificate (no hospital statements) 2. Shot Records 3. Proof of Residency (Utility bill, rental agreement, notorized letter from family you share a home with or license with correct address on it, etc.)

Vera Wilsie Elementary

INSTALLED

14X70 $3,980

Accepted

1-800-872-2089 ENT LAK E LO E R NM D G OVOn Beautiful Government Lake in Baldwin G E
NOW SERVING BREAKFAST EVERY DAY

Lunch & Dinner Specials Friday Fish Night 5 pm - 9 pm

ALL WELCOME
Daily Specials Salad Bar Burgers • Fish Mexican Full Menu

231-745-3000

4953 S. M-37 • Baldwin

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TEAM MAX
BENEFIT CARNIVAL
Saturday, April 24th Noon - 4 PM
Games • Food Family Fun

991 Mega Mkt. Events

991 Mega Mkt.
COMMUNITY PAPERS PROVIDE a valuable service to your community! Thank you for reading this publication!

Carnival Tickets purchased at event

Stanwood

BENEFIT DINNER
FOLLOWING CARNIVAL
Proceeds will go to the Nunn family to offset expenses incurred while Max currently undergoes treatment for brain and spine cancer at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Saturday, April 24th 5 PM - 7 PM Silent Auction • 50/50 Raffle
Donated and Catered by: Menu: Pulled Pork Smokey Baked Beans Cole Slaw Potato Salad
Dinner Tickets - $10.00 Children 3-12 yrs - $5.00 Children 2 & Under - Free

Feed n’ Needs
12-12-12 Fertilizer 19-19-19 Fertilizer
$1 15/50lb. bag

$4.45/ton or $1 1.75/50lb. bag $5.95/Ton or $5.50/50lb. bag

(Chippewa Lake Rd.)

18361 16 Mile Rd. Big Rapids, MI

Eagles Club #2535

Location:

Snyder’s BBQ, Market & Catering
127 S. State Street Big Rapids, MI 49307

Verno Alfalfa

COME JOIN THE FUN!
BUY HERE, PAY HERE AVAILABLE

231-796-0907

ADVANCED TICKETS DINNER BENEFIT AVAILABLE AT SNYDER’S MARKET, BIG RAPIDS HEAD TO TOE SALON & SPA, REED CITY OR BY CONTACTING JUANITA AT 330-221-5000 OR TOM AT 231-823-2296 PAYMENT ACCEPTED VIA PAYPAL AT TJNUNN@TUCKER-USA.COM

Seed Potatoes In Stock, 50 Lb Bag Or By The Pound! Also Have Pasture Mixes, Weed ‘N Feed, And Many More Spring Garden Supplies!

KELLER NORTH COUNTRY MOTORS
Sales • Service • Quick Lube
COUPON

ALL DAY EVERY DAY Full Service OIL CHANGE

$

FULLY CERTIFIED MECHANIC ON STAFF AT ALL TIMES • FREE LOANER CAR W/APPT.

1999

Summer A/C Recharge SPECIAL

27 FRONT ST. STANWOOD (231) 823-2081
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 8-1

COUPON

Most makes & models

$

8995

Most makes & models

4 dr., 2.0L 4 cyl., auto., tilt, power steering. Great MPG! KBB $3,105.

‘00 DODGE NEON
$

YOUR PRICE

2,450

GLS, 4 dr., 3.3L V6, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, 4 dr., 1.8L turbo, 5 spd., PW, PL, tilt, cruise, ABS, CD, AC, stability control. KBB $9,265. CD, AC, ABS tract. cont. KBB $6,245.

‘06 HYUNDAI SONATA ‘02 VW PASSAT GLS
YOUR PRICE

$

6,495

YOUR PRICE

$

5,495

OUT FOR A BATH
‘99 FORD EXPLORER 4X4 ‘02 DODGE DAKOTA
4.0L V6, auto., AC, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, 4 door. KBB $5,415.

YOUR PRICE

$

4,450

SLT, 4.7L V8, 2WD, 4 dr., PW, PL, tilt, cruise, Limited. 3.7L V6, 4WD, 4 dr., leather, alloy wheels, PW, PL, tilt, cruise. KBB $11,565. CD, AC, spray in bed liner. KBB $7,195.

‘05 JEEP LIBERTY

YOUR PRICE

$

4,995

$

9,450 OR $176 MO.

Reg. Cab, 5.9L V8, 4x4, long box, auto., PW, Econoline Cargo Van. 4.2L V6, AM/FM. PL, tilt, cruise, topper, tow pkg. KBB $4,160. Read to work. Fresh trade.

‘95 DODGE RAM 1500
YOUR PRICE

‘98 FORD E250
$

$

3,450

YOUR PRICE

2,995

3.5L V6, 4 dr., auto., PW, PL, tilt, cruise, CD, roof rack, alloy wheels. KBB $6,140.

‘03 KIA SORENTO LX
YOUR PRICE

$

5,450

KELLER
DALE LONGCORE
Sales Manager

NOW LOCATED ON M-82 • HOWARD CITY
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

NORTH COUNTRY MOTORS
Visit us on the web at www.kellernorthcountrymotors.com
Mon. & Wed. 8 am - 7 pm; Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8 am - 6 pm; Sat. 10 am - 2 pm

(231) 937-5173 OR 1-877-937-5173

Tax, title, license, DOC, down. Payments on best terms available. WAC. *Call dealer for details.

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$

rting at Sta

,460 23

Ed Koehn

Ask About Our Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles
CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP GREENVILLE

616-754-3635 • 1-888-469-6903

getacar123.com

11282 M-57 • Greenville, MI 48838

Prices plus tax, title and fees. See dealer for details.

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991 Mega Mkt.
DURAND RAILROAD DAYS Celebration May 14, 15 and 16. Special attractions: Mechanical Bull, Laser Tag, Carnival and Parade Saturday 1:00pm. Website: durandrailroaddays.com

991 Mega Mkt. Homes for Sale
FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now. 800-880-2517

Health Care
MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE! Michigan law allows people with certain conditions to qualify. Live in Michigan? We can help. www.TheMedicalMarijuanaClinic.com 517-787-1206. NEED MEDICAL, DENTAL & Prescription Health Benefits? $79.95 mo. for the entire family!!! Unlimited usage, Dental, Vision, & Hearing included free today. Everyone Is Accepted!! Call 888-3108466

Mattress Sets
A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-832-2401

Quality, Affordable Housing
• One to Eight Bedroom Houses & Apartments • Full Time Maintenance • 24 Hour Emergency Phone • Within 2 to 3 Blocks of Campus

Harry's Rentals
www.harrysrentals.com
Call for appointments M-F 9am-5pm

Summer Sub-leasing

"Our Goal Is Tenant Satisfaction"

706 Perry Ave., Big Rapids, MI

796-2500

(231)796-3808

2007 IMPALAS
Not Actual Photos

HUGE PRE OWNED SALE
$12,995*
2009 Preowned Impalas Great Selection, Well Equipped, Under Factory Warranty

MORE VEHICLES! MORE CHOICES!
WHILE THEY LAST • FROM 10,000 TO 25,000 MILES WELL EQUIPPED • BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY

GREEN TAG SALE FINAL TWO WEEKS!!

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an 05 Coachm S 20 77 D haparral 2 Rear C ide, Double Sl cliners, e Living, 2 R nette. Sofa & Di

$

16,995

09 AWD Chevy Traverse
22,000 Miles, Well Equipped

$

$

02 Buick Les abre 3.8, Well Equipped

24,981
$

5,988

2003 Mon tana Well Equip ped, 8 Passeng er

6,995

HD 05 2500 x4 x4 Durama Miles 37,000 Only ped ll Equip We

e 95 LeSabre On Owner $2,995 b 99 2500 Ext Ca 4x4 $11,995 5 06 1500 $9,99 07 1500 with Topper $9,995 K 99 Olds 88, 87 $5,995 n 99 Taurus Clea Clean $4,995

GREAT SELECTION OF 4X4 PICKUPS
1500’s! 2500’s! 3500’s! Call Us!

$

ALWAYS CLEAN, LOW MILE, LATE MODEL VEHICLES

WE NEED YOUR TRADE!
*All prices plus tax, title and doc, While Supplies Last. *Prices Good thru April 10th

8,995 2

02 Olds Silh ouette GLS Local Trad e, Quad Seating, R ear AC, Sharp Sha rp!

$

6,995

www.spartachevy.com

616-887-1791 Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave.

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ONE DAY ONLY!
Friday, April 23, 8am-6pm $24.99 Full Service Oil Change
Plus Receive a FREE Car Wash at Lee’s Auto Wash! ($6 Value) Plus Get a $5.00 Rebate

Full Service Oil Change includes: Vacuuming your Vehicle, Check and Fill All Fluids, Check Tire Pressure and Vehicle Inspection. In and Out in 10 Minutes. No Appointment Necessary! Service Bay offers: Tune-Ups, Tire Rotation, Brake Work, Wheel Bearings, Starters Alternators, Fuel Pumps, As Well As Various Other Minor Repair Work.

FREE ESTIMATES! 710 N. State St. • Big Rapids

Hours: 8 am - 6 pm Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 4 pm Sat.

231-796-4730

Mark Your Calendars! Sparkling Saturdays are on the 4th Saturday of Every Month!
Sparkling Saturday at Fairman’s Apparel April 24th, 2010 • 10 am to 4 pm

30% OFF

ANY ONE ITEM

Evelyn the Mannequin

Blue Band Special: 20% Off Second Item Purchased

Fashion • Fun • Food • Fantastic Savings!
102 S. Michigan • Big Rapids

231-796-9630