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8:00 am: Pick Up Mecosta
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700 N. State Rd., Big
Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 843-3335
3386 W. US 10,
Ludington, MI 49431
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plus tax
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MONDAY,AUGUST2,2010•TRICOUNTYNEWSSHOPPER 3
AUGUST 6TH (9AM-3PM);
August 7th (8:30am-1pm)
Something for everyone!
Antiques, antique auto parts,
manuals, antique vehicles,
furniture, generator lathe,
leather cutter, Maytag motor,
table grinder, old records,
children’s books, industrial
sandblast, cabinet, too much
to list. 12021-183rd Ave., Big
Rapids
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GARAGE SALE- 829
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August 5, 6, 7 (9am-5pm), Big
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LIVING ESTATE SALE- 6th-
7th, Antiques, furniture, tools,
clothing, paddleboat, misc.
items. 2270-Lakeside Drive,
Saddlebag Lake
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Hersey
MOVING SALE- 913 170th
Ave., Hersey. August 5th-7th
(8:30am-5pm) Rolltop desk,
antique hutch, much more
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Reed City
GARAGE SALE- 2 Families- 1
Young, 1 Old! Adult to chil-
dren, furniture, exercise
equipment, many misc. 9175
S. Finkbeiner and 9420 E.
72nd. 2-Miles south of US-10,
then 1/2 mile west on 72nd
(this is 3-Mile in Osceola
County) 8-5 through 8-7
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Big Rapids
030 Special Notices
AFFORDABLE STUMP
GRINDING
25 years experience
Insured
Credit Cards accepted
(231)920-7894
BLUEBERRIES U-PICK
STARTING
AUGUST 3RD
20046 160th Ave.
at 20 Mile
Grant Center.
Tuesday 3pm-8pm,
Thursday 8am-1pm,
Saturday 8am-5pm.
$1.50/quart. (231)796-
3397
Tri-County
Classifieds
Baldwin, Big Rapids
Evart, Reed City
Rodney Area
(231)592-8348
Deadline:
Thursday, 12noon
Email:
classified@
pioneergroup.com
Go Online:
www.pioneergroup.com
050 Help Wanted
LOOKING FOR 30 people to join our
sales team. Self-motivated a must. Seri-
ous inquiries only. Can make up to
$11.50/hour within your first month. Call
MPI at (231)796-9286 before all positions
are taken.
LEAD HVAC INSTALLER- Requires 5+
years experience with installing con-
ventional and geothermal systems. Instal-
lation of new construction, retrofits,
change outs and experience in assem-
bling/installing of ducting is a must. Send
resume to: PO Box 1123, Evart, MI 49631
050 Help Wanted
GRAPHIC PREPRESS
Part time (20-30 hours per week)
employment opportunity in our pre-
press department for layout of cus-
tomer files, troubleshooting and
preparing files for web printing with
possibility of cross training for graph-
ic design. Experience with Comput-
er-to-Plate technology; familiarity with
layout of mini-tabs and journals; and
knowledge of graphic design pro-
grams a plus. Must be flexible with
hours, mostly days but includes some
night shifts. Drug Screen required.
Send wage requirements, cover
letter and resume to: Pioneer
Group
Attn: Human Resources
Nina Jones
115 N. Michigan Ave.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Or you may apply in person or
email employment@
pioneergroup.com
CATHOLIC CHARITIES WEST MICHI-
GAN is seeking Outpatient therapists to
conduct school outpatient mental health
counseling. Masters level therapist with
1-2 years experience required. Experience
working with children preferred. Email
resume to hr@ccwestmi.org or mail to
Human Resources Manager Catholic
Charities West Michigan, 1095 Third St.
Muskegon, MI 49441. Person’s of
diverse faiths encouraged to apply. EOE.
Parking Clerk
Ferris State University
Responsibilities: Work independently
to prepare and process parking viola-
tions and maintain all related records.
Collect fines and resolve customer
concerns. Serve as lead worker on
parking violation related issues. Perform
departmental clerical duties as need-
ed. Required: High school, GED or
equivalent. Two years office experi-
ence to include bookkeeping and com-
puter operations. Must have experience
dealing with the public. To apply,
access the electronic applicant system
at http://employment.ferris.edu. Fer-
ris State University is sincerely com-
mitted to being a truly diverse institu-
tion and actively seeks applications
from women, minorities, and other
underrepresented groups. An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employ-
er
050 Help Wanted
THE MECOSTA-OSCEOLA INTER-
MEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT is
accepting applications for a Physical
Therapist (part-time school year posi-
tion- 3 days per week). Acomplete post-
ing is available at www.moisd.org. Inter-
ested applicants must submit a letter of
application, resume with current letters of
recommendation and transcripts/certifi-
cations by August 9, 2010 to: Mark R.
Klumpp, Assistant Superintendent,
Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School
District, 15760 190th Avenue, Big Rapids,
MI 49307
STATION FOR RENT in busy down-
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(231)796-7611
Established 1962


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090 Business
Services
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Your LOCAL Internet Provider!
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ROOFING: ALL TYPES
Residential/Commercial/Agricultural
Low-sloped, flats, shingles,
trailers. Repairs & Leaks. Free
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Trees
Blue Spruce Trees, White Spruce
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$35/each, 5-6 Foot $45/each. Delivered
and Planted. Call Cell (231)287-2552 or
(231)832-9859
100 Pets & Supplies
AKC BOXER PUPPIES, fawn and
brindle $450/each. (989)390-6065
PUPPY/BEGINNER DOG OBEDIENCE
Classes, sponsored by the Riley
MacKenzie Fund. Beginning August 31st.
6 weeks for $65. Please pre-register,
class space limited. Call Debbie
(231)796-2455.
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COUNTRYPLACE FAMILYAPTS., 815
Country Way in Big Rapids (across from
the industrial park) 1 & 2 bedroom units.
Rent based on income, minimum $475
and $500. Laundry at end of each hall-
way. Children’s play area. Applications in
hallways or call Beverly 1-800-225-7982.
Managed by Stratford Group Ltd., 442 W.
Baldwin, Alpena, MI. Equal Housing
Opportunity. TDD #1-800-855-1155.
COUNTRYPLACE SENIORAPTS., 830
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the industrial park) 1 bedroom units.
Rent based on income, $480 minimum
includes heat. Inside mail delivery, laun-
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Applications in foyer or call Beverly 1-800-
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(231)465-4049
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414-4120
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$70,000. No land contract. (231)796-
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ALL NEW! 2011 Buick Regal CXL
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2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL
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NOW
$
30,712
*
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$
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*
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$
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*

mo.
2011 GMC Acadia FWD SL
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Now GM Employee Or Purchase For

$
29,185
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$
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Was $31,525
2010 Buick Lucerne CXL
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Now GM Employee Or Purchase For

$
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Was $33,790
2010 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Crew
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$
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*

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Was $56,996
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MONDAY,AUGUST2,2010•TRICOUNTYNEWSSHOPPER 5
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9-1-1 PERSONNEL SAY
INCREASED SURCHARGE
NEEDED
PARIS – If you ask Meceola Central
Dispatch Authority Director Laurie
Smalla, it’s necessary that voters
pass a proposal on the Aug. 3 ballot
that would raise the monthly 9-1-1
surcharge by 75 cents per phone.
The proposal, if passed, would reset
the 9-1-1 surcharge at $2.25 per
month for every phone capable of
dialing 9-1-1. The increase would go
into effect July 1, 2011. Under the
proposal county commissioners could
not increase the surcharge, but would
be able to lower it.
Meceola Central Dispatch fields all
9-1-1 calls from Mecosta and Osceola
counties, and then dispatches the
appropriate authorities to the reported
incidents. The dispatch center also
controls warning sirens in Big Rapids,
Remus and Morley.
Dispatch services have been
operating under a monthly $1.50 per
phone surcharge – which was set
by the state across all 83 Michigan
counties after a public act establishing
9-1-1 funding sunsetted at the end of
2007.
The $1.50 surcharge was set by the
Michigan Public Service Commission
based on that fact that there are
an average .93 phones per person
in Michigan. The Public Service
Commission stated in a 2008 release
that they deemed the $1.50 surcharge
“reasonable and applied this factor to
the county population based on the
2000 U.S. Census.” The commission
also acted upon advice from
Michigan’s Emergency 9-1-1 Service
Committee.
However, in Mecosta and Osceola
counties, there are actually .83
phones per person – the difference
translates to a more than $220,000
loss in revenue to the Meceola
Central Dispatch Authority, Smalla
said.
“We have done everything we
possibly can to keep our (expenses)
low,” Smalla said. “We’ve replaced to
full-time retirements will three part-
time people. We don’t really want to
reduce staff because we still have an
expectation to serve the public the
best we can.”
The dispatch authority needs to
increase the surcharge to balance its
operational budget, Smalla added,
noting that the proposed increase was
still less than the $3.20 surcharge in
place before Jan. 1, 2008, she added.
If the proposal doesn’t pass, the
Meceola Central Dispatch Authority
would have to find some other way to
increase revenue – like a millage or
loan, she said.
Mecosta County Sheriff John Sonntag
said the proposal had the support of
the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office.
“I encourage everyone (to vote in
favor of the proposal),” Sonntag
added. “This is one of the ones we
need desperately.”
IS IT TIME TO UPGRADE
YOUR HOME’S SECURITY?
(NewsUSA) - As Americans work
in their yards and start DIY home
projects, it might be appropriate for
them to think about improving outdoor
security.
According to the U.S. Bureau of
Justice Statistics, U.S. households
experienced about 16.3 million
property crimes, including burglary
and robbery, in 2008. Many people
feel that a home security system
automatically makes their home safe,
but outdated technologies may leave
a home vulnerable.
Take outdoor motion sensor lighting.
Burglars want to avoid detection,
so they are often deterred by well-lit
yards and driveways, making motion
sensor lighting a wise investment.
But for the past two decades, motion
sensor lights have used Passive
Infrared technology (PIR), which
detects heat from moving objects.
The problem? PIR technology can be
easily fooled.
PIR sensors can be triggered by
wind or temperature changes.
For example, they might turn on
by wind-blown leaves, but fail to
detect a burglar on a cold night. In
addition, PIR motion sensor lights
can only detect lateral, or side to
side, movement. If a burglar moves
towards a PIR light in a straight line,
he can approach the house without
triggering the light.
But one new motion sensor light
combines Doppler Radar with PIR to
create more reliable home security.
Precision Plus Doppler Radar, by
Cooper Lighting, uses Doppler Radar
to cover those areas where PIR
motion sensors fail. Doppler Radar
allows the motion sensor light to
cover a larger range. Doppler Radar
does not sense temperature, so
weather changes don’t affect its ability
to sense somebody approaching the
home. In addition, Doppler Radar can
detect a person moving in a straight
line towards or away from the home.
Upgrading a motion sensor light is
just one way to protect your home.
Some low-tech, DIY solutions
include installing heavier doors
and deadlocks, and removing large
hedges, which burglars can use to
hide.
To learn more about Precision
Plus Doppler Radar, visit www.
precisionplusdopplerradar.com.
ARE YOU “UNDER
PRESSURE”?
(NewsUSA) - Beginning with the 2008
model year, tire pressure monitoring
systems (TPMS) are now standard on
all new cars in the United States, but
many drivers don’t know about them.
Often, drivers are first introduced
to TPMS when the icon on their
dashboard illuminates, signaling that
the air pressure in one or more tires is
low -- potentially dangerously low.
On average, underinflated tires are
responsible for nearly 700 vehicle
crashes every day. The National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration
estimates that, when all passenger
vehicles are equipped with TPMS, the
number of annual motor vehicle crash
fatalities will decrease by about 120,
and the annual number of injuries due
to motor vehicle crashes will decrease
by about 8,500.
To help raise awareness about
TPMS and the importance of proper
tire pressure, Schrader, the pioneer
and leading manufacturer of tire
pressure monitoring systems, has
created TPMSMadeSimple.com. This
comprehensive site offers drivers key
facts about TPMS, including how it
enhances vehicle safety and why it is
now mandatory on all U.S. vehicles.
In addition to safety information,
drivers can also find out how much
money they can save with properly
inflated tires and how proper inflation
helps the environment.
If your car is equipped with TPMS, the
light will come on when one or more
of your tires are at least 25 percent
below the recommended inflation
pressure. When this happens, take
caution and:
* Find a safe place to pull off to check
your tire pressure. Keep a tire gauge
with your set of emergency items in
your vehicle.
* If the light comes on while driving
at highway speed, immediately grab
hold of the steering wheel with both
hands in case you are experiencing
a blow-out (rapid deflation) scenario.
Slowly decelerate to a safe speed and
find a safe place to pull off to check
your tire pressure.
* Once checked, if the tires all appear
normal, proceed with caution to have
your tire pressure checked and filled
to the proper tire pressure. This can
be done at a gas station or tire service
center.
* If needed, have the problem tire or
tires and the TPMS system serviced
at your nearest tire service center.
The TPMS light should go off within
several minutes of driving on the
repaired or re-inflated tires.
Visit TPMSMadeSimple.com for
more information about TPMS and
the importance and benefits of
maintaining proper tire pressure.
BRINGING FAMILY
TOGETHER WITH VIDEO
GAMES
(NewsUSA) - As time has drifted on,
the characteristics of a family have
slowly changed. From the era when
mother, father and children all sat
at the dinner table together, played
board games and crossword puzzles
and watched their favorite television
show as a single unit to the present,
when families have so many different
activities that it rarely permits them to
spend any time together as a single
group, the definition of “quality time”
has been altered.
In fact, sociologists and authors
Suzanne Bianchi, John Robinson and
Melissa Milkie suggest in their book,
“Changing Rhythms of American
Family Life,” that parents are actually
spending more time with their children
than in 1965. But the time may not
be spent as a single unit and is often
scheduled around all other activities.
“We are robbing our children and we
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SATURDAY, JULY 31
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 information, contact Jack Hays
at (231) 592-1587.
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to •
1 p.m. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave.,
behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center.
Mecosta County Historical Society is open for tours •
from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the museum,
located at 129 S. Stewart Ave. in Big Rapids.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets at 8 •
p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
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.
A flea market and rummage sale will be hosted by •
the Stanwood Lions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rogers
Heights, follow the signs. Vendors are still needed.
All proceeds go toward Lions community projects
and Sight Club. For more information call Pam at
(231) 823-2200.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1
Alcoholics Anonymous Old Jail House Group meets •
at 7 p.m. at 220 S. Stewart Ave. Call Darwin T. at
(231) 796-8956.
Alcoholic Anonymous meets 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 from 7 to 11 p.m. 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. Call (989) 539-5406 if you have any
questions concerning the dance.
Alanon meeting support group for families and •
friends of alcoholics will be held at 7 p.m. at the Old
Jail in Big Rapids.
Victorious Living, a mental illness support group •
meeting, is at 6:30 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)
352-7630 or Ronald at (231) 796-1019.
MONDAY, AUGUST 2
Enhance Fitness is 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 is at 9:30 a.m. at •
the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th
Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Bridge is at 12:45 p.m. at the Mecosta County •
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Schizophrenia Anonymous meets 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 is 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. at the Red Cross Building in Big Rapids. For
information, call (231) 823-2275. All are welcome.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group meets at 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. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave.,
behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center.
Victorious Living, a mental illness support group •
meeting, is at 6:30 p.m. at New Journey Clubhouse,
405-B South Third Ave., Big Rapids. For more
information call call Deanna at (231) 856-0105,
Dusty at (989) 352-7630, or Ronald at (231) 796-
1019.
Ferris State University Emeriti Association Board •
meets at 10 a.m. in Prakken 114. Emeriti members
are welcome, as your input is important to us.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3
Big Rapids Rotary Club meets at noon at the •
Holiday Inn and Conference Center.
Beginning line dance instruction is at 9:30 a.m. at •
the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th
Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Alcoholic Anonymous meets 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 is at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County •
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Euchre is at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior •
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Card recycling is at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County •
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Theology is 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. •
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 meets at 9 a.m. at Cadillac •
Big Boy. For questions, call Pastor Brad Center at
(231) 779-9550.
Hearing clinic by Miracle Ear is from 9 to 11 a.m. on •
at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th
Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884. Walk-ins welcome.
Faith Community/Parish Nurses meets from 5:30 •
to 7 p.m. at Mecosta County Medical Center’s
Conference room No. 1. For more information, call
(231) 796-3729.
Ferris State University Emeriti Association deadline •
for reservations for the Emeriti “Fun Day” of golfing.
See your newsletter and registration form and
information.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4
Enhance Fitness is 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 is at 9:30 a.m. at •
the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th
Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Euchre is 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 is at 10:30 a.m. at Big •
Rapids Community Library. Open to the public.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group meets at 8 •
p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
Glenn C. at (231) 796-3703.
Hersey Farmers Market is from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in •
downtown Hersey. Contact Deana Jager at (231)
465-4058 or deanajager@charter.net.
Mecosta County Genealogical Society is open from •
5 to 7 p.m. for research at 424 N. Fourth Ave., Big
Rapids (next to Recycle!). Call (231) 250-5555 for
more information. Volunteers will be on hand, and
there are lots of records. A book sale will be ongoing
during open hours.
South Evart Quilt Club meets from 10:30 a.m. •
to 3 p.m. 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.
The Big Rapids Dharma Study Group will meet at •
7 p.m. at 309 Marion Ave., in Big Rapids. Weekly
meetings include discussing various dharma texts,
questions and answers and watching dharma-
related videos. The group is under the direction of
Michael and Margaret Erlewine, who have more
than 35 years of experience in meditation and
dharma practice. Beginning students are welcome.
Fourth Street Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 2 •
p.m. next to Big Rapids Farm & Garden on Fourth
Street in Big Rapids. Any questions, call (231) 796-
6363.
Ferris State University Emeriti Association Potluck •
Summer Picnic is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at Hemlock Park. Chicken and beverages will be
furnished. Bring a dish to pass and table service.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5
Alcoholic Anonymous meets 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 is 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 is at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta •
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta.
For more information, call (231) 972-2884.
Scrabble is at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior •
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Pedro is at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior •
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Pinochle is 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. 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. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave.,
behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center.
Diabetes Support Group meets at 3 p.m. at Mecosta •
County Medical Center, 605 Oak St., Big Rapids,
in the hospital classroom area. Please use the
hospital’s main entrance and stop by the information
desk for directions. Signs will direct you to the
classroom. Most meetings have an educational
speaker; there is no charge. For information or to
be placed on the mailing list, contact Charlotte at
(231) 592-4483.
Big Rapids Area Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 •
p.m. at the City of Big Rapids Department of Public
Safety Building, 435 N. Michigan Ave. For more
information, call Mike at (231) 527-1688 or www.
braarc.net.
Mecosta County Historical Society meets from 2 to 4 •
p.m. at the museum, located at 129 S. Stewart Ave.
Anyone interested in local history is encouraged to
stop by!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6
Enhance Fitness is at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta •
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta.
For more information, call (231) 972-2884.
Readers Theatre is 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 is at 9:30 a.m. at •
the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th
Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231)
972-2884.
Euchre is at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior •
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
information, call (231) 972-2884.
Euchre is 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 meets at 4 p.m. at the Barryton Public •
Library. Knitters of all levels are encouraged to
come and learn or share knitting techniques.
Mecosta New Home United Methodist Church will •
extend its hours for its swiss steak supper. New
hours will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner is
$9 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12 and
preschoolers eat free. Proceeds go to the building
fund.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7
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. 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 information contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-
1587.
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to •
1 p.m. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave.,
behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center.
Mecosta County Historical Society is open for tours •
from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the museum,
located at 129 S. Stewart Ave. in Big Rapids.
The Mecosta County Democratic Party meets •
at 9 a.m. in the private upstairs room of Pepper’s
Cafe and Deli on Michigan Avenue in Big Rapids
for great food, coffee and conversation. For more
information, contact Pamela Fleming at (231) 796-
2893.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets at 8 •
p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
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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.
AUGUST 7
NEWAYGO STATE PARK CLASSIC 5K
RUN/WALK will be hosted on August 7 at
Newaygo State Park. The purpose of this
event is to get people out into the out-of-doors
and back into healthy exersize. For more
information and entry fee information please
call Wayne Coleman at (231)856-4452 or go to
colemanw@michigan.gov
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.
MONDAY
REED CITY AMVETS POST 2965 MEETING,
7p.m. 129 E. Osceola Avenue. For more
information, call Cliff Galloup (231)832-2787.
Meetings are second Monday of every month).
T.O.P.S. 1682 MEETING, every Monday at
Reed City St. Paul Lutheran Church, weigh in
5:30p.m., meeting 6p.m.
EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center,
219 E. Todd Street.
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER MEETING,
10:30a.m. (third Monday of each month).
BUTTERFLY BUNCH BREAST CANCER
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING second Monday
of each month, 7p.m. For more information, call
Carol Ladd (231)734-5305.
EVART MOOSE LODGE NO. 2452 host bingo
each Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. Doors open
at 4p.m. Early bird takes place at 6p.m. with
regular regular bingo at 6:30p.m. (License No.
A21600)
WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Monday
evening at Trinity Lutheran Church on highway
US-10 in Reed City. Weigh in at 5:30 p.m.,
meeting starts at 6:00p.m.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’
PROGRAM LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER.
Cancer Support Group for Women. Sponsored
by Paradise Salon and Spectrum Health Reed
City Hospital Cancer Services. 2nd Monday of
every other month at 4:00 p.m. January-March-
May-July-September-November. Hosted by
Crossroads Radiation Therapy Center, 4499
220th Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677.
Interested? Inquire by calling: Oncology
Infusion Services Staff 832-7105, Crossroads
Radiation Center 832-5817 or Paradise Salon
832-3411.
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.
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.
AUGUST 3
THE OSCEOLA COUNTY CHAPTER OF
MARSP will meet on Tuesday, August 3, at
12 noon at the beautiful riverside home of
Nelda MMcCrocklin, 15458 River Forest Drive
in Hersey. This will be a potluck picnic, bring
a dish to pass and your own table service.
Special entertainment will be provided.
Remember to bring your extra eyeglasses
for the Statewide project to benefit the Lions
Club. Also, don’t forget to vote in the primary
election on your way to the picnic. For further
information, please contact Kay Jones at 832-
1707 or Nelda McCrocklin at 832-9314.
WEDNESDAY
ELIJAH’S PLACE MEAL, (last Wednesday
of each month), 5-6:30p.m. at Zion-Emanuel
Lutheran Church, 202 Albert Street, LeRoy.
Open to the public, free of charge.
IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Game Day, 11a.m.
at the club house.
PATHFINDER PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer
Story Hour, 1-2p.m. for children ages 4-8. A
parent must remain in the library during story
hour.
SOUTH EVART QUILT CLUB, (first and third
Wednesday of the month), 10:30a.m.-2p.m.
with potluck lunch at noon. Contact Margie
(231)734-3857 or Ann (231)867-3237.
EVART FAITH BIBLE CHURCH PIONEER
CLUB, 6p.m. every Wednesday for first through
sixth grades.
REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY STORY TIME
is every Wednesday from 11:15a.m. until noon.
There will be games, crafts, songs and stories.
BITELY BETTER CONSERVATION CLUB
MEETINGS are held the first Wednesday of
each month (excluding January through March),
and the public is always welcome. The doors
open at 5:30 for a pot luck dinner followed by
the meeting which starts at 7:00p.m.
OSCEOLA COUNTY HABITAT FOR
HUMANITIES meeting is the first Wednesday
of every month. Call the hotline for location of
the meeting and for information. (231)832-8453
EVART AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
meets at 6p.m. the second Wednesday of each
month. For information call 734-9799.
BINGO, EVERY WEDNESDAY, VFW Hall Post
#7979, Evart, license A04340. Early Bird at 6
p.m. Located at 4681 85th Ave., Evart.
THE BIG RAPIDS MASONIC LODGE meets
the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
at the Big Rapids Masonic Temple on east 19
Mile Road in Big Rapids.
AUGUST 11
COME JOIN US ON Wednesday, August 11 at
the United Methodist Church in Reed City for
AARP #2418 potluck at 12 noon. Bring a dish to
pass and your own table service. Program will
be DNR Ranger Rick Torres on the Michigan
Black Bear. Everyone welcome. Questions, call
Mary Lou Proefrock at (231)832-4938.
AUGUST 25
THE CENTRAL MICHIGAN DISTRICT BOARD
OF HEALTH meeting will be held Wednesday,
August 25, and will be held at the Clare County
Courthouse, 225 West Main Street, Harrison,
MI 48625. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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.
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.
LINCOLN CREEK BAND will perform at
the Reed City Depot the second and fourth
Thursday of the month through September from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free Admission.
AUGUST 5
AN AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
will be held Thursday, August 5 at Brooks
Corner United Methodist Church, 5971 30th
Ave., Sears from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
AUGUST 19
WALLEYE FISH DINNER will be held at VFW
Post #10770, LeRoy on Thursday, August
19 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is donation. Public
welcome. Hall is on Mackinaw Trail in LeRoy
next to Citizens Bank.
FRIDAY
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Fish Fry
(first Friday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129
E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call
(231)832-5102.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 8p.m.
at the Evart United Methodist Church.
PEDRO, 1p.m. at the Reed City Senior Center,
219 East Todd Street.
EVERY FRIDAY Fish or Shrimp dinner from
5 to 8p.m. Moose Lodge No. 2452 located at
8400 US-10 in Evart. For more information call
(231)734-6181
BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT at LeRoy VFW
Post #10770 on Mackinaw Trail next to Citizens
Bank. Earlybird starts at 6p.m. Concession
stand is open.
AUGUST 6 & 7
CLARE COUNTY CRAZY QUILTERS 29th
Annual Quilt Show will be held Friday and
Saturday, August 6 & 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Clare Church of the Nazarene, 10160 South
Grant Road, Clare.
AUGUST 20 & 21
5TH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW will be held Friday,
August 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. At Down Town Reed City, 106
W. Upton St. (next to the Bakery) and 121 W.
Upton St. (the old Title Company) Sponsored
by OLAH and Crossroads Quilt Shop. Peoples
Choice and Best Of Show Awards. Admission
fee covers both places, children under 12 free.
Children must be accompanied by an Adult.
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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Land for Sale
WEIDMAN AREA- 3 Lots, well septic,
rather new, close to fishing and swimming,
quiet area. Asking $10,000, price nego-
tiable. (231)287-2143
170 Items
for Sale
(2) 55 GALLON fish tanks w/stand and
many, many extras including fish $500.
Call (231)832-1889
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Call Kelly (231)592-8348
One ad per week per household.
Good through August 30, 2010
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)
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Specializing in Hazardous Tree Work
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• Stump Grinding • Tree Trimming • Lot Cleaning • Storm Damage
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JAMES BOSSCHER
Missaukee
DALE KOWALKOWSKI
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Roscommon
Paul & Chris Johnson, Owners
Petersen Auction Service
A Family Tradition Providing Quality Service Since 1934
Mike Mark
616-984-2573 616-984-5122
www.petersenauction.com
MONTCALM COUNTY 4-H FAIR
BUILDING AUCTION
Located at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair Grounds on Hillcrest St, North of
M57 on the West side of Greenville MI. Follow Auction Signs.
Sat., Aug. 14, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Having sold the property and will be moving the fair location to the new fairgrounds
on Peck Road, North of Greenville, we are selling the old buildings.
Inspection of the buildings will be held on Saturday, August 7th from 9 to noon.
No teardown will take place until Monday, August 23rd after the Danish Festival.
Lot #1: Grandstand Fencing apx. 387’
Lot #2: Grandstand & Offices/Bathrooms 31’ x 118’
Lot #3: Cafeteria 30’ x 88’
Lot #4: Multi-Purpose Barn w/ sm. lean-to 50’ x 80’ x 16’h
Lot #5: Covered Arena 40’ x 60’ x 12’ h
Lot #6: Horse Barns (2) 30’ x 120’
Lot #7: Pig Barn 40’ x 120’
Lot #8: Poultry Roof 12’ x 48’
Lot #9: Green Horse Barn 30’ x 80’
Lot #10: Rabbit Barn 24’ x 55’
Terms: Cash or good check with ID, out of state checks will require a bank or credit union let-
ter. We do NOT accept debit OR credit cards OR checks issued by credit card companies. Not
responsible for personal injuries, accidents or the goods after they are sold. Everything sells as
is, all information is believed to be correct, but it is not a guarantee. Use your own inspection
and judgment when purchasing. Announcements made on sale day take precedence over printed
material. Auctioneers act as selling agents only.
Lunch wagon, rain tents and restroom facilities are available on site.
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1999 Chevy Suburban
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2008 Ford Escape XLT
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$
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2004 Chevy Impala
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$
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2003 Nissan Frontier 4x4
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$
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2001 Chevy 2500 HD
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2007 Chrysler Sebring
Auto., AC, loaded, 30K.
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1998 GMC Jimmy 4x4
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2007 Chevy Silverado
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$
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Playing Doctor with your Home
Caring for Your Septic System
With proper care and maintenance, you can keep your septic
tank in good shape for decades—and avoid costly repairs.
You wouldn’t skip routine maintenance on an expensive car. Nor
should you ignore the upkeep on your septic system. Replacing
a failed septic system can cost as much as a new car, so you
have a big incentive to keep your system in good shape.
Septic systems serve the same role as municipal treatment plants,
just on a smaller scale. Instead of staff engineers and technicians
to keep everything operating smoothly, there’s just you, the
homeowner. As the superintendent of your septic system, you
face a few key tasks.
Protect the parts
Check the records that came with your house to find out where
all of the components of your system are located, so you or
your visitors don’t inadvertently ruin them. Never drive over
the drainfield. Besides possibly cracking a pipe, the weight of
a vehicle compacts the soil and makes it less able to absorb
water.
Keep shrubs and trees well away from both the septic tank and
the drainfield. Their roots can snake into pipes and clog them.
But you should encourage grass on the drainfield because it
absorbs water and prevents erosion—without digging its roots
into the pipes.
Pump periodically
With a standard system, call for a pump truck on a regular
schedule (typically every three to five years). If you’re careful
about what goes down your drains, you might be able to go
longer between service calls, so ask your pumper for advice. If
you have a maintenance contract (required with some systems),
let the technician tell you when pumping is needed.
Pumping costs $200 to $400, if the lid is easily accessible. If
it’s buried, you might pay another $100 unless you excavate it
yourself. When the tank is empty, have it checked for leaks and
have them fixed promptly. Also, ask about the condition of the
baffles, which keep scum out of the inlet and outlet. If they’re
missing or deteriorated, replace them.
Control what goes in
Maybe you’ve heard that some materials help septic systems
and some harm them. Here’s the truth about what’s good and
what’s bad to put down the drain.
Too much water—from any source—can overload your system.
Use gutters to divert roof water away from the drainfield. Install
water-saving toilets and appliances, or at least fix toilet leaks
and pace out laundry loads. A houseful of guests can also stress
the system, so ask them to avoid long showers and full-throttle
faucet flows.
Too many solids are bad, too; they pile up as sludge in your
septic tank. If you have a garbage disposal, use it only to clean
out the fine scraps that collect in a drain strainer. Otherwise, you
could need to have the tank pumped every year or two.
Fats turn to scum in a septic tank. Instead if dumping them down
a drain, skim off grease or let it solidify in the refrigerator,
then toss into garbage—or your food waste recycling if that’s
available in your community. Also consider a compost pile for
food waste.
Chlorine bleach in moderate amounts isn’t as bad for a septic
system as you may have heard. But even a little drain cleaner
may be terrible. One study found that it took nearly two gallons
of liquid bleach but only about a teaspoon of chemical drain
cleaner to kill the beneficial bacteria in a septic tank.
In some situations, salty discharge released by water softeners
can wreak havoc on a septic system. If the person who pumps
your tank notices that the scum layer doesn’t appear normal,
protect your septic system by piping the backwash water
elsewhere if your health department allows this.
This can run from $10, if the discharge can be routed to a
basement sump pump, to $1,000, if you need a dry well (an
underground pit filled with large rocks). Or, switch to salt-free
water softener (about $1,000 or more).
Don’t waste your money on additives that claim to break down
sludge in the tank and therefore prolong the time between pump-
outs. Pump regularly instead. Some additives do nothing and
others have bad side effects, such as loosening the scum in the
tank so that it then clogs the drainfield.
Other inspections
Walk across your drainfield during the rainy season. If you smell
sewage or find that grass is growing especially fast and lush in
one area, your drainfield could be clogging. Call in a septic
repair company for advice.
If you have an alternative system with mechanical parts,
filter screens, pumps, or other components that can fall out
of adjustment, you need a professional inspection (about
$100) at least once a year. Your local health department or
state environmental agency may require you to take out an
automatically renewing contract to make sure this happens.
14150 Northland Dr., • Big Rapids
231-796-2700
www.gilbertscarpetsplus.com
Free Estimates
Scott Alan
VanderPloeg
Agent
203 S. State Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Off.: (231)796-7282
scott.vanderploeg.rl8h@statefarm.com
Electric
Disaster Restoration
Insurance
Carpeting
Firewood
Lawn Care
Glass
Insurance
Garage Doors
Pools & Supply
Electric
Carpeting
Water
Septic
Cleaning
Irrigation
Stinky Water? Iron Stains?
Is your old water softener using too much salt?
Would you like to be drinking
good, clean water?
Call Culligan Man and schedule
your appointment today!
400 N. State St. • Big Rapids
231-796-8466 • www.mccardelculligantc.com
125 Howard Street • Big Rapids, MI 49307
796-5783 • Emergency 796-7853
UNITED GLASS
OF BIG RAPIDS
INCORPORATED
Glass Service for Residential,
Commercial & Industrial
Auto Glass
Custom Made: Replacement Windows
• Mirrors • Screens • Plexiglas
• Picture Frames
• Residential Cleaning
• Commercial Cleaning
• Disaster Restoration
• Janitorial Services
ServiceMaster of Big Rapids
9415 Northland Dr. • Stanwood, MI
231.823.8300 • 800.498.8008
www.4servicemaster.com/mi/5192
Big Rapids
231.250.5049
231.796.6200
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231-796-5522
1207 Maple St. • Big Rapids, MI
Like a good neighbor,
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Rich Sheldon
Agent
217 E. Todd Street
Reed City, MI 49677
Off.: (231)832-5801
Fax: (231)832-5471
Call us
today!
231-832-4624
It is recommended that you have your
septic cleaned every 3-5 years.
ALLERS
SEPTIC & SEWER SERVICE
Toll Free: 800-514-5220
P.O. Box 222, Paris, MI 49338
231 796-4956
No Job to
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JEFF JOSEPH
21 YEARS IN BUSINESS AND STILL GOING STRONG!
20335 COOLIDGE RD • BIG RAPIDS, MI
231-796-4952
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
231-796-5560
“Family Owned Since 1969”
Carpet
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Major Brand Flooring - Carpet, Vinyl,
Ceramic Tile, Wood and Laminate Floors,
Rolls and Remnants
903 N. Fourth Ave, Big Rapids • M-Th 9-5:30, F 9-6, Sat 9-1
8 Ft Length Seasoned Hardwood
10 Cord Load for $850
Cut & Split Wood Available
DOYLE FOREST PRODUCTS
Buyer of Standing Timber Since 1957
1-800-968-5586
or 231-250-5557
23 Years
Experience
Showers, Counters,
Floors, Hot Tubs,
Ceramic Tile and
Marble
231-832-9924
Tile Construction
Old homes Made To Look New
Heights
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New Construction • Remodeling
Vinyl Siding & Soffit • Windows
Decks • Roofing • Garages
Remember — Vinyl Is Final
References Available • Licensed & Insured
Over 25 Years of Experience • Big Rapids
888-728-6727 • 231-592-1008
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231-796-2621
105 Perry Street • Big Rapids
Mon-Thur: 11am-11pm • Fri-Sat: 11am-1am • Sun: 12pm-11pm
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18” Pizza
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$18.99
Order the Pizza of
Your Choice,
but Pay for the
Next Smaller Size!
WEDNESDAYS ONLY!
Lunch Special
11am-2pm, Monday-Friday
Dine In or Carryout
7” Pizza with 1 Item & Pop
$5.99
Lunch Special
11am-2pm, Monday-Friday
Dine In or Carryout
Stromboli with 1 Item & Pop
$5.99
Three 2 Item
Strombolis
$19.99
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MOBILE ROOF-OVER SYSTEM
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AUCTIONEERS:
Bob Rottier — 231-924-3289
Steve Rottier — 231-924-3104
Cash, Check w/positive ID
MasterCard and Visa accepted.
Registered Auctioneer #2801000032
PUBLIC AUCTION
INCLUDING REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
DATE: Saturday, August 7, @ 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: ON SITE @ 11965 183rd Ave., BIG RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 49307
DIRECTIONS: South of Big Rapids on Northland Drive (Old US 131) to 12 Mile Rd. East to
190th Street, turn left on 190th to Garfield, turn right Garfield follow around to the right it be-
comes 183rd to sale site. Watch for signs.
SELLERS: Henry (Buff) and Joan Bruder
Personal Property Auction to start at 10:00, Real Estate to be auctioned at 1:00 p.m.
REAL ESTATE: Nestled on a 2 Acres wooded lot, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 16 x 80 Single
wide in very nice condition. Move right in the day of closing, also includes a 30 x 50 Steel
Quonset Hut with concrete floor, great for workshop or storing the toys, plus a storage shed
for the yard tools. Back yard has a beautiful flower garden. Located just across the street
from Muskegon River and a very short distance from access landing to the River.
PARCEL # 54-09-001-002-000 and 54-05-036-034-000
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 5% deposit due the day of sale. A 3% Buyer Premium will
be added the final bid to determine the sale price. This 3% will be paid at the time of clos-
ing. Final Bid is subject to sell confirmation.
FOR BIDDERS PACKAGE: Call Bob or Nancy Rottier @ Coldwell Banker Schmidt
Realtors, 231-924-8203 or 231-924-8215, cell 231-638-6152 or go to www.auctioncon-
nectioninc.com to print documents.
HOUSEHOLD: Wardrobes, Dressers, Double Beds, Couch (Sealy Sleeper Sofa), Love-
seat, Recliner Chairs, Roll Top Desk, 8 Drawer Dresser with Mirror, Sunflower Oil Paint-
ing on Canvas, 2 Brian Wheeler 1981 Duck Prints, Deer Mount, Assortment of Kitchen
Dishes, Utensils, Knick Knacks etc. and more
TRACTORS/ EQUIPMENT/TOOLS: Case Engine 1948 Case LAE 50HP Power Unit
SN 5226066 LAE (Saw Mill, Thrashing) Stationary Power Unit, Case DO SN5306065
1949 14 x 9 x 28 Firestone Tri Front Rib Tires on Front with Alternator, Gas Boy Tanks
with Pumps (1 electric, 1 hand pump), 1948 McCormick Farmall Cub SN 20285 Mod-
el 59 Finish Woods Finish Mower mounted with Front Blade, Onan Power Plant with
Whole Package 3500 Hooked to Nat. Gas with Military Field Kit ( made by Packard)
Kohler 4 Cylinder Stationary Magnito 10HP, IH Cast Iron Wheels Weights, 14’ Trailer with
Ramps(6’wide), John Deere Stepping Stone(1937A JD), Ford Thermometer, 1987 Dodge
Power Ram with 191, 000 Miles 4WD ½ Ton long Box with goose neck trailer hitch, 8 x 33
¾ Spoked Cast Iron Pulley, 18 x 3” Cast Iron Wheels, 100lb Anvil with American Eagle
symbol, Forge Tools, Gas Cans, Electric Wench Model P 1100 12Volt (capacity 30,000 lbs),
New Dayton 30 gallon Hot Water heater, Engine Stand, Seat Creeper, Pick up Tool Box,
Craftsman Tool Chest on Wheels, Tap and Die Set, Torque Wrenches, Many Plum Bobs,
Cast Iron Stapler, Case Manuals, Grinders, Dremals, Ridge Reamers, Trailer Tires 8x14x5,
Case 446 Ownen Engine 16 HP Hydrostat 44” Deck, Wheels for International (Cast Iron)
17 7/8 D x 8 ¾” Hub Hole 4 Bolt, Floor Jacks, Jack Stands, Lawn Spreader, Slow Mov-
ing Vehicle Signs, Step Ladders, House Trailer Axel with Brakes and Springs 9 ½’ long,
Yale ½ Ton Chain Fall, 2 Maytag Engines (run good), Case Exhaust Pipe, Robe Braider, 2
Cylinder Engine, Small Wood Pulleys, Monkey Wrenches, Brass Tire Pump (Ford) wood
handle, Hog Ringer Tools, Case DO Decals, Lightening Rod with Glass Ball, yard Cart,
Cross Cut Saw, Several Crescent Wrenches, Hammers, Routers, Alan Wrenches, Antique
Wheel Spreader, Milk Bottle Rack, Cord Reels, Tool Skids, Oilers, Ball Hitches, Many
Small Oil Cans, Scaffold Plank, Battery Cleaner, Wash Tubs, Rockwell Industrial Drill
Press, Porcelain Sign (Genuine Ford Parts), Drill Press, Portable Air Tank, Air compressor
and Hose, Old Bank Safety Deposit Boxes with keys, Pipe, Steel Plate, Hemlock Lumber,
Gas Lanterns, Tongue and Groove Machine, Cut off Saw, Gang Saw, Band Saw, 15 Gal,
Pneumatic Greaser and MUCH MORE too numerous to mention.
MODEL A PARTS: Model A Mechanics Handbook, Engine Blocks, Wheels, 5 Model A
Spoke Wheels and tires, Fire Wall Pad,, Block, Carburator, Jack, Wiring Diagram, Clutch,
New Piston Rings, Distributor Cover, Manifold Heater, Kerosene Can, Manifold Heater,
Transmission, Alternator, Wish Bone, Oil Pan with Baffle, Intake Manifolds, Assorted
lights, Rear Axel Housing Set L and R, Stainless Valves, Water Pumps and Cooling Parts,
2 Qt. Oil Dispenser (very good), Seat Adjuster, Backing Plates, New wood box door center
posts, Windshield Frame, 1929 Driver side Hood Panel (exc. Cond.), Drip Rails, and Sev-
eral Boxes of Misc.Model A parts (unpacked) at this time.
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: A beautiful Shady Spot for an Auction. Tools of all kinds, an-
tique to newer, mostly Craftsman and SK. You won’t want to miss this sale. Full lunch
Service available, Restroom, To view pictures go to www.auctionconnectioninc.com
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170 Items
for 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
*Snowplowing*
*Firewood*
*Rooftop Snow*
*Removal*
www.andystreeservice.com
FREEESTIMATES
FULLY INSURED
800-982-4540
“We go all over!!”
BIKES FOR SALE- Great shape, every-
thing works, good tires, $30 and below.
(231)832-1670
FIREWOOD FARM EQUIPMENT
and farm products for sale. (231)796-
1247
QUALITY FURNITURE- Sofa w/cover
$100; Beveled glass top lamp/end tables
set (3) $100; Teens bookcase desk
w/chair $125; Weider Pro9510 Workout
station (7) $75; Two game room oak
armstools, ideal for pool table use $150
($400 new); Brass ceiling fan w/light
$50. Call (231)250-1051 for appointment
to see.
MOBILE HOME IN Park, Big Rapids, 2
BR, furnished, AC, washer/dryer. New stor-
age shed. $5000.00
231-832-2432
170 Items
for Sale
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.
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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
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PLACE YOUR
AD ONLINE:
www.pioneergroup.com
MAGNOLIA WOODSTOVE
$700 OBO; 14-Cord Fire-
wood, $130/cord. (231)349-
9305
MOBILE HOME IN Park, Big Rapids.
Two BR, Furnished, AC, New roof & car-
pet, very clean. $18,000 231-832-2432
SOLID OAK ENTERTAINMENT Center
w/glass panel storage area and bottom
drawer, 20”Dx57”Wx59”T, $200.
(231)832-5269
Firewood
QUALITY OAK. CUT, split, delivered
$49.50 rick. Buy from honest, woodcut-
ter. Visa, Energydraft accepted. (231)266-
5102.
210 Boats and
Marine Equipment
14FT SEANYMPTHwith 18 hp Evinrude
motor with electric start. Trailer included.
Swivel seats, fish finder and electric
trolling motor. $1500.00 O.B.O. Call in
evening (231)689-6328
250 Autos for Sale
1996 CHEVY CORSICA, 4-door, V-6
3100, good mpg, 140,000 miles, red,
clean, nice body, very dependable.
$1,200 (231)689-1894
2003 GMC C4500 Crew Cab Hauler..
Rare Low Mileage Medium Duty With
Duramax Power Allison Auto Set up for
5th Wheel
Texas truck clean as a whistle.. Compare
anywhere.. 19995.00 This week only.
Marco Dodge Chrysler Jeep 1 800 716
2726
2004 FORD F350 Super Cab 4X4 Dual-
ly!! Lariat Package Leather Tutone paint
Full Power Goose neck Boards 65K
POWERSTROKE Nicest you'll ever find
This week only 24,500!! Marco Dodge
Chrysler Jeep 1 800 716 2726
2008 RAM QUAD DUALLY 4x4 CUM-
MINS POWER!! Awesome low mile
Trade in Spray in Liner.. Full Power
Including seat. Exceptional condition
Priced to please... This week Only
33,995.00. Marco Dodge Chrysler Jeep
1 800 716 2726
MONDAY ONLY!!
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan AWD..
RARE All wheel drive SXT One Owner
New car trade Low miles Blow Out Priced
@9900!! Marco Dodge Chrysler Jeep 1
800 716 2726
MONDAY ONLY!!
2005 Chevrolet Uplander AWD LT
Model.. Video Leather Fully Optioned
Very Clean Blow out Priced @ 8800.00!
Marco Dodge Chrysler Jeep 1 800 716
2726
MONDAY ONLY!!
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 49K
Miles Fully equipt Stow and Go Seating
Blow out Priced @ 14995!! Marco Dodge
Chrysler Jeep 1 800 716 2726
MONDAY ONLY!!
2009 Jeep Patriot 4X4 36K Miles
full power Blow out priced @ 14995!!
Marco Dodge Chrysler Jeep 1 800
716 2726

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PUBLIC AUCTION
SAT., AUGUST 7TH - 10 AM
POWER SPORTS, MARINE, FIREARMS, CARS, TRUCKS,
RV, MOTOR HOMES, EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY TO
BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDERS AT OUR
ANNUAL SPRING-SUMMER MERCHANDISE
CONSIGNMENT AUCTION
EXPRESSWAY PUBLIC AUCTION SALES
M46 & US131, EXIT 120 E, HOWARD CITY
ACROSS FROM BURLEY PARK - An array of antiques,
collectibles & other plunder of unbelievable value
and rarity of extreme WANT!!! & NEED. A colorful con-
glomeration of old and new … Everything is BRAND
USED!! A PANDORA’S BOX of surprise & satisfaction
TRACTORS: Massey Ferguson Mod 70 Wide Front w/livepower & 3 pt hitch high on rubber;
1950 Harry Fergusen w/new rubber, chassis, rear blades, tooth digger & scoop (neat). COL-
LECTIBLES: Sunoco Sign 9’x4’8” S#55L, date 10/65 with arrows; Elk Mount head & neck
5x; Moose Antlers approx. 44” spread, National Cash Register, brass; McCleenand Saddles;
Kennedy Campaign Posters, repro, w/Presidential portrait & address; 2 Bullet Sirens, 9” lights;
Am LaFrance Fire Bell, 24” hi 12” across w/mounted eagle; Parking Meters; Emergency Call
Box; Auto Literature; Sinclair Sign 2’x12’ patented; Nascar Auto Signs Ford, Buick, Chevy
& Chrysler; Pictures; Same Boss Nascar Portrait Collection, Petty, Elliot, Jared; Ooga Horn;
Lord Sega 10¢ Slot Machine; DeSoto Sign plaster of Paris 36”; Chains; Binders; Tires; Rims;
Cabinets; Shelving; Hot Water Heaters; Gas Furnace; Hitches; Scaffolding; Chairs; Stools; File
Cabinet; Misc. Auto Party; Gas Pumps - 2 Tokheim, 2 Bennett (1 Gulf), Yamaha Golf Car
completely rebuilt engine; Harley Davidson 3 wheel golf cart - needs engine. FIREARMS:
1917 Model #58717 30-06 bolt action w/peep; Winchester Model 12 12ga 3”WX & Seeper X
#1601406; Western Field 20ga single shot; Mossberg Mod 185 DB 20ga 2 3/4”; Mossberg
Mod 190 16ga 2 3/4”; H&R Pradner 20ga 3”; WW2 Garrison Training Rifle; CVA Hawkins
St. Louis 50 cal #86369511; T.C. Hawkins 50 cal #K323397; 2-R Guns NIB M44/9130/W/
BAY762854R Bout 34913/3256; 2 1896 30-40 Kraig Springfield Bolt 382822/55277; H&R
M48 Topper 16ga 3” single; NE Partner 20ga 3” single NL212961; Ithaca West/arm hamless
12ga DB 60634; JC Higgins 583.21 16ga Bolt FC; Mossberg 183 DB 410/3”/bolt PTS; Savage
67H 12ga 3” pump PTS; Mossberg Maverick 88 12ga/3”/Pump MV24860H; Mobel 40 12ga
2 3/4” pump; Winchester 1200 12ga 2 3/4” L527384; Savage 67Seft, ribs in forearm, 12ga
slug pump E902485; Savage 30E 12ga slug pump C081399; Mossberg 152K 11 LR Auto;
Winchester 47 22 S/L bolt; 2 J.C. Higgins 103-220/103.13 S/L/LR bolt; Remington 30 Xpress
30-06 target rifle, bolt 19382; Nelo-Eng Silver Antler Handy rifle 243 winn single NW344352,
J.D. 185 Hydro Riding Mower w/new deck; Huskie 23hp 42” deck rider; Troy Bilt 18hp 42”
deck rider; Push Mowers, Honda & Simplicity; Honda Trail 70 w/automatic; Honda Trail 70 for
parts; 1999 Chev LT Suburban 4x4 w/rear doors; 1995 Chev 1/2 short box 5-speed 4x4; 1988
Nissan PU 4x4, new trans, clutch, PB & ROB, new tires; 1999 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 PU, 50,000
miles; 7’6” Snow Plow power angle; 1990 Cube Van Ford; 1994 Work Van Ford; 1998 Ford
Conversion Van; I.H. Service Truck; Miller Portable Welder; Souix Valve Grinder w/seating
tools;14’x6’6” H.D. Dual Axle Utility Trailer; 16’x6’6” Dual Axle High Side Utility Trailer; Hand
Tools; Electric and Air Tools. This is a partial listing. Many, many other items not listed. CON-
SIGNMENTS TAKEN UNTIL 6 P.M. FRIDAY NIGHT. NONE ON SALE DAY. LOADER ON
GROUNDS. TERMS: Cash, Debit check or credit card (3% fee on checks & credit cards)
NAGY AUCTION SERVICE & APPRAISAL • Richard P. “Dick” Nagy, Auctioneer
231-937-5868 • 231-218-5030 • 231-218-5031
Anyone Can Buy or Sell
TURN YOUR JUNK INTO CASH $$
BUYING:
• 2x2 ft. Steel
• Clean Auto Cast Iron
• Cast Iron
• Tin/Steel
• Steel
• Car Bodies
• #1 & #2 Copper
• Aluminum
• Batteries
• Catalytic Converters
• Radiators
• Yellow Brass
Certified Scales
8878 E. 88th St.
Howard City
231-937-4175
Pricing
subject to
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without
notice.
Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 5
Sat. 9 - 2 • Sun. Closed
LIMITED TIME
SPECIAL OFFER:
Service Pro
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www.spartachevy.com
Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave.
616-887-1791
ALWAYS CLEAN, LOW MILE, LATE MODEL VEHICLES
MAY THE BEST CAR WIN.
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*Just add tax, title, plate and doc fee. ***1.9 APR approved financing for well qualified buyer, rates and terms may vary on GM Select Certified models, see your sales person for details. Vehicles may not be exactly as pictured and are subject to prior sale. Thank you for shopping Sparta Chevy.
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SALE
$11,495*
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06 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY
10T207A
$24,995
6.0 DIESEL
71K, Lady Owned,
One Owner.
04 CHRYSLER SEBRING GCT
10T198A
$11,995
Convertible, Only
19,000 Miles,
Yes! 19,000
Miles, Extra Clean,
Triple Block.
06 CHEVY MONTE CARLO LTZ
SP2433
$14,995
3.9 Liter, V6,
Leather, Loaded,
Sunroof.
09 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT
SP2357
$35,995
17,000 miles,
Loaded, Leather,
3rd Seats, Full
Factory Warranty.
2007 PONTIAC G6
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2007 IMPALAS
WHILE THEY LAST • WELL EQUIPPED
FROM 10,000 TO 30,000 MILES • BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY
NEW ARRIVALS DAILY!! WELL EQUIPPED!!
POWER WINDOWS • POWER LOCKS • BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY
SEVERAL AVAILABLE – YOUR CHOICE
03 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT
CC286
$14,995
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05 HUMMER H2

$19,995
83K Miles,
22” Wheels,
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06 HUMMER H3

$19,995
Black,
Leather,
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49K Miles.
SP2562
$28,995
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NEW/USED
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NEW HOURS: Monday thru Friday: 9 to 5 • Saturday: 9 to 2 • NOW OPEN SUNDAYS: 10 to 2
231-734-2707
8036 US-10
(1/2 mile E. of Evart)
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280 Farm Goods
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Brome for your late summer seedlings.
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Open 8am-7pm, Mon-Fri
8am-12pm, Saturday
6540 W. 92nd St., Fremont
One mile west off Warner
(231)924-0229
300 Wanted to Buy
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HIGHEST PAYING
GOLD
BUYER
FIND THE HIGHEST PAYING GOLD BUYER YOU
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EVERYTHING FROM LAWN TO SNOW
11875 Northland Drive
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
616-696-2913
WWW.WEINGARTZ.COM
SALES & SERVICE
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231-937-4206
Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
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Removals Relocations Referrals
CAMP MONACO
Painting
“New Start”
Home Services
Joe Engle
231.832.3905
Cell 989.854.0943
NEW HORIZON LANDSCAPE
GARDEN CENTER
15433 220th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307 www.nhlscape.com
HARDSCAPE/BULK
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Topsoil, Compost
Fill Sand & Slag
Stone & Boulders
Flagstone & Stone Steps
Edging & Silt Fence
Delivery Available
PLANTS
Trees
Shrubs
Perennials
Water Plants
Annuals & Baskets
Climbing Vines
Ground Cover
GARDENING
Bagged Bark, Soil, Sand
Landscape Fabrics
Turf & Plant Fertilizers
Grass & Wildflower Seed
Pond Products & Fish
Irrigation Parts
Horticulturist on Staff
We are a fully stocked Retail Garden Center:
Sum
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Community always welcome
July 1 - August 28: Special Exhibit:
Commemorative Exhibit of Russ Reams’ metal art
Sunday, July 25 • 1 - 4 PM • Reception with Russ Reams’ family
Sept. 1 - 25 • Commemorative exhibit of John MacDermaid’s work
Sunday, Sept. 18 • 4 - 7 PM
Reception with John MacDermaid’s family
231-796-2420 • www.artworksinbigrapids.com
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991 Mega Mkt.
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EXCLUSIVE LAKEFRONT
AUCTION 665 Gravel Ridge
Addison Twp., MI. Sunday, Aug.
22nd at 1pm, Prev. & Reg at
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adise All Year! 4 bed/2.5 bath,
2,800+/-sq.ft., Blt 2008, Finish
to Your Taste! Rose Auction
Group, LLC 877.696.7653
www.RoseAuctionGroup.com
Beth Rose, CAI Auctioneer 2009
Michigan State Auctioneer
Champion ID#2801000078
991 Mega Mkt.
Cabins for Rent
CANADIAN FISHING CABINS for
RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big north-
erns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-
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Health Care
MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE!
Michigan law allows people with certain
conditions to qualify. We help Michigan
residents. www.TheMedicalMarijuana-
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734-667-5960
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STEP UP TO
OVER 37 YEARS EXPERIENCE
• Pole Barn Floors • Excavating
• Basement Floors • Patios
• Driveways
Bob Parker
6545 155th Ave
Stanwood, MI 49346
Cell (231) 250-0047
(231) 823-2329
• Lawn Maintenance
• Tree Work
• Seasonal Clean-ups
• Dethatching
• Core Aeration
• Bush Trimming
• Landscaping
• Snow Plowing
• Salting
• Free Estimates
Bob Howerton
231-592-1104
Residential • Commercial • Industrial
STATE CERTIFIED PISTOL SAFETY
COURSES FOR CCW LICENCE
CONDUCTED BY THE BARRYTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
SEPTEMBER 11TH & OCTOBER 16TH • 8AM-4PM
A HANDGUN WILL BE GIVEN AWAY IN EACH CLASS!!
All course materials, use of Firearms, refreshments, Handgun Drawing
and lunch are included in the $135.00 course fee.
For more information contact the Barryton Police Department
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991 Mega Mkt.
Auctions
EXCLUSIVE LAKEFRONT
AUCTION 665 Gravel Ridge
Addison Twp., MI. Sunday, Aug.
22nd at 1pm, Prev. & Reg at
Noon, Open Houses: Sunday,
Aug. 8th & 15th Noon-3pm. Par-
adise All Year! 4 bed/2.5 bath,
2,800+/-sq.ft., Blt 2008, Finish
to Your Taste! Rose Auction
Group, LLC 877.696.7653
www.RoseAuctionGroup.com
Beth Rose, CAI Auctioneer 2009
Michigan State Auctioneer
Champion ID#2801000078
991 Mega Mkt.
Cabins for Rent
CANADIAN FISHING CABINS for
RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big north-
erns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-
2550 for free brochure. Or look at our web-
site www.bestfishing.com
Health Care
MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE!
Michigan law allows people with certain
conditions to qualify. We help Michigan
residents. www.TheMedicalMarijuana-
Clinic.com 517-787-1206, 616-947-1206,
734-667-5960
READ YOUR ADONLINE AT: www.com-
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VANDERHYDE FORD
Bob Brumit John Tyson David Scharf Carolyn Hansen Bernie Beier Gary Norton Matt Ploeg
345 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, MI • Toll Free 866-553-3673
www.vanderhydeford.com
WWW.VANDERHYDEFORD.COM
Shop 24 Hours • Over 150 New and Used cars, Trucks, SUV’s Available 24 Hours a Day • Online Specials
Vanderhyde Ford
2008 DODGE CHARGER
SXT
ALL WHEEL DRIVE. V6,
very well maintained.
P8813.
$
15,970
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2010 FORD RANGER
4x2 Regular Cab
10T720 10T7200
10C96
2010 FORD F250
4x4 Super Cab b
Save Over
$
8,800
MSRP:
$41,395
10T81
Selling Price
$
32,500
2010 FORD FUSION SE
Save Over
$
3,800
MSRP:
$41,395
10C98
Selling Price
$
21,778
2010 FORD FOCUS SE
4 Door
2008 DODGE
GRAND CARAVAN SE
Stow N Go seating, power hatch,
side doors, power pedals, quad
seats, rear air, nicely equipped.
P8812.
$
15,970
2002 FORD F150 FX4
Looks great! Nice interior and
very well maintained. Service
work done and has a lot of life
left in it. Don’t let the miles fool
you. Room for 6. #P8815
$
9,900
2005 FORD F150 FX4
CREW CAB
Chrome stepbars, shortbox, and
it was in the sunny southwest
most of its life, so no rust!
10T155A.
$
15,970
2007 LINCOLN
MKX
Heated & cooled seats, chrome
wheels, and it’s in a sweet candy
apply red with fact. warr. till 50K.
P8818
$
26,477
2005 CHEVY SILVERADO
1500 Z71
Nice. Nice! Z71 with heated
leather seats, newer tires, fresh
brakes all around, spray liner.
P8796A
$
18,500
2009 FOD F250
SUPER DUTY XLT
Local diesel trade with only
13,000 miles. This one is bright
red with lots of chrome, pwr.
seat, adj. pedals. P8733C
$
36,995
2007 FORD FOCUS
SES
Rear spoiler, alloy wheels, new
tires, and it’s race red! Looks
great and it get great mileage.
P8823
$
10,995
2001 CHEVY SILVERADO
1500
Clean history report, with low
miles too! Nice work truck with
matching cap & an 8’ box.
P8822
$
8,300
2005 FORD F250
SUPER DUTY XLT
Nice! Longbox with matching
hardcover, gas 5.4 V8, and super
clean interior. A nice low mile
truck. New tires. P8824
$
20,900
2002 TOYOTA
CAMRY SE
One owner in the hard to find
sporty SE package. Power moon,
even has factory chrome wheels.
Great buy, nice options. P8820
$
9,995
2006 FORD F150
KING RANCH
LOADED! Only 30,000 miles,
moonroof, heated memory seats,
20” wheels, glossy black, custom
King Ranch leather. P8825
$
26,995
Prices plus tax, title, fees.
All Rebates to dealer.
See dealer for details
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991 Mega Mkt.
Homes for Sale
FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGSOver
400,000 properties nationwide. Low down
payment. Call now. 800-880-2517
Mattress Sets
A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY
FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, new-
never used, as seen on TV, with warranty.
Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver
989-832-2401
Amish Furniture
A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND
Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand
new-never used, sell all for $275. 989-772-
1517.
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TRAVEL SHOW
Mecosta Senior Center-Thursday August
5th, at 2:00
Pie, Coffee and Tea will be served.
Previewing the following trips:
“House on the Rock” October 25th/28th, 2010
Tour of House on the Rock, guided tour of Milwaukee, Pabst Mansion, New Harley Davidson Museum,
tour of Ten Chimneys, Great Lakes Distillery, 6 Meals, more....
“Dickens of a Festival” December 6th/9th, 2010
Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Va-6 miles of Christmas Light Displays, tour of the Oglebay Mansion,
Laser Light Show at the Good Zoo, Spirit of Christmas Train excursion, guided tour of the Dickens displays
in downtown Cambridge, Ohio, dinner at Terracotta Vineyards, Murder Mystery Dinner at the Historical
Ohio Village, 6 meals, more....
“Florida” February 24th/March 10th, 2011
15 Day Gulf Coast Vacation. 12 nights at the Dolphin Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach Fla. Detroit Tigers
ball game in Lakeland, Strawberry Festival, Hard Rock Casino ($25.00 Package), Greyhound Dog
Races, Tampa Aquarium, included picnic at Fort DeSoto, much more....
“Cherry Blossom Festival” March 13th/20th, 2011
Tour of Historic Charleston, South Carolina, tour of Savannah, Georgia including the St. Patrick’s Day
Parade-2nd Largest in the nation, Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Ga.-the largest in the country with
over 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees, South Carolina Aquarium and Sea Turtle Hospital, Mighty Eighth Air
Force Museum and Gardens, Magnolia Plantation, 14 meals, much, much, more....
“Thunder Over Louisville” April 15th/17th, 2011
100 planes, aerobatics teams, daring sky diving groups and breathtaking stunts. When it gets dark, the Thunder
rolls. Eight 400-foot barges assemble on both sides of the 2nd Street Bridge to form the stage from which the
fireworks spectacular ignites. Dinner and reserved seating for “The Drowsy Chaperone” at the Derby Dinner
Playhouse. Tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum, Jim Beam Distillery, Reserved seating for air the show and
fireworks, 4 meals, more...
“Tall Ships”-Norfolk, Virginia June 6th/12th, 2011
Cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to watch the Parade of Ships, admission to Harborfest in Norfolk, tour of
the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, 4 nights in Colonial Williamsburg, tour of Colonial Williamsburg, tour of
Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown, dinner at Shields Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, Shopping at the
Prime Outlets at Williamsburg, tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 12 meals, much more...
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1450 N Mitchell St • Cadillac • 231-775-3448
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ROAD CONSTRUCTION DEALS!!
NEW 2011 TOYOTA
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WELL EQUIPPED, 32 MPG
ONLY $199*
PER MONTH
13 PRE-OWNED COROLLAS* 10 PRE-OWNED CAMRYS*
TRUCKS, TRUCKS, TRUCKS
RATES AS LOW AS
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WELL EQUIPPED, 38 MPG
ONLY $149*
PER MONTH
AS LA OL OWNEDCOR O E O 3PR O OWNEDCO 1 CO O AAAS* OLL COR L OROL OWNED OW PRE RRE 13 OWNEDC 0 1 CA YS R MR OWNEDCA RE P 1 O MRYS* CAMR CAMR OWNED O PRE RE PRE 0 10
$1500 REBATE AND
0% FOR 60 MONTHS
ON 2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX SR5 4X4
ANY NEW TOYOTA PURCHASES
INCLUDES 2 YEARS/25,000 MILES
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FOR WELL QUALIFIED BUYERS
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WE HAVE 9 PRE-OWNED TUNDRA* 4X4’S IN
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CALL US TODAY!
Not as pictured. Not as pictured.
Not as pictured.
*Payments 36 month lease / 12,000 miles per year / $2,199 due at signing.
Plus tax, title, transfer and doc fees WAC.
Maintenance includes lube, oil, filter, tire rotation, 24-hour roadside assistance
‘10 FUSION
starting at
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‘10 ESCAPE
starting at
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‘10 F-150
starting at
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*AZ plan pricing based on RCL renewal after dealer rebate, plus tax, title, doc, plate.
PRE-OWNED
DEALS!
1996 CHEVY TAHOE LT 4X4 ............................................... $4,995
1994 LANDCRUISER 4x4 ................................................ $4,495
2001 BUICK LESABRE Nice, clean, local trade ..................... $5,995
2003 TOYOTA COROLLA Automatic, air and more .................. $4,995
2002 SATURN SL1 64k miles .......................................... $4,995
1997 TOYOTA AVALON Well equipped ................................ $3,995
2002 SATURN SL1 Stk# AF16472 ..................................... $2,995
1990 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 ............................................... $1,795
1996 CHEVY TAHO
BUDGET VEHICLES
$4 995
BUDGET VEHICLES
OE LT 4X4
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BUDGET VEHICLES
2005 FEATHERLITE
HORSE TRAILER
3 Horse Slant with Rear Tack,
Front Dressing Room
$9,995

2000 FORD F250 4X4
7.3 Power Stroke,
5-Speed
JUST $9,995

2009 FORD F150 STX
Well equipped with Pwr Windows/Locks,
Tilt, Cruise, A/C, Matching Topper.
Sharp, Sharp, Sharp!
CALL!

2008 KIA RIO
Auto, A/C & More.
Balance of Factory Warranty.
$9,995

2005 MALIBU MAXX LT
Leather, Loaded, Power
Moonroof, Clean, Local Trade.
$7,995

2007 CHRYSLER
TOWN & COUNTRY
Quad Seats, Stow n’ Go
$15,900

2004 2500 DURAMAX
LT 4X4
Lifted, Big Rims!
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2006 KIA SPORTAGE LX
Only 39k miles.
5-Speed, A/C & More!
$9,695

2008 CONVERSION VAN
High Top, Heated Leather, Loaded!
Power Bed, Molded Running Boards,
Flatscreen TV, 16,000 Miles,
Balance Of Factory Warranty!
CALL!