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CLASS ACTS: FERRIS
STUDENTS RAISE FUNDS
FOR WALTER REED ARMY
MEDICAL CENTER
By Martin Slagter
Pioneer Staff Writer
BIG RAPIDS — Christine Bailey
knew she had to find a way to get
students in her political science class
more engaged in learning about the
effects war has on men and women
in the military.
Students in Bailey’s class have
become more familiar with those
serving through their contributions
to the Walter Reed Army Medical
Center in Washington D.C.
Seniors in Bailey’s public personnel
management course at Ferris hosted
a bake sale at Independent Bank in
Big Rapids. Students also raised
money for the hospital, which is the
United States Army’s flagship medical
center, during the 3-on-3 Hoops for
Troops basketball tournament.
Bailey said this is the second year
students have raised funds for Walter
Reed.
“We do this so that families can
be with their loved ones who have
been injured in battle,” she said. “It
gives our students a chance to see
that people their age and from their
generation are affected by war.”
Bailey said a handful of seniors
from her class will be traveling to
Walter Reed in January to visit
soldiers they are helping through
fundraisers. Providing students with
first-hand encounters with the men
and women serving their country is
something that can’t be replicated in
the classroom.
“You can’t go there and not be
moved,” she said. “It’s one thing to
see the war through media coverage,
but it’s another to see the effects up
close.”
Ferris senior Stephen Jackson said
since the students have learned
more about Walter Reed, they have
been more responsive to helping
raise money for the project.
“There seems to be a genuine
interest in helping,” he said. “These
men and women are fighting for our
country and sacrificing their lives to
protect America.”
Senior Julia Vangheluwe, who was
one of the organizers of the bake
sale to raise funds for Walter Reed,
said students have connected to the
project because of the age of the
soldiers they are helping.
“The soldiers we’re helping have
done so much for us,” she said. “A lot
of the people we’re helping are our
age, and we have to do everything
we can to help them.”
The fundraisers will serve as a
springboard for a project this spring
that will allow students to record the
stories of World War II veterans.
Bailey said students will get a chance
to speak with veterans and compare
their stories to the stories told by
younger veterans at Walter Reed.
Martin Slagter is the Pioneer’s
education reporter. He can be
reached at (231) 592-8361 or by
e-mail at mslagter@pioneergroup.
com.
“7TH HEAVEN” STAR SAYS
STEPS CAN PREVENT
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
(NewsUSA) - When used the right
way, prescription medicine helps
many health conditions. But many
people don’t know the risks of keeping
medications unsecured in the home,
especially medications that have a
high potential to be abused, such
as stimulants, tranquilizers and pain
relievers.
Left-over and easy-to-find medicines
can be abused by anyone entering
a home -- including teens and
young adults. 7th Heaven star
and parent advocate Catherine
Hicks is working with the national
campaign Safeguard My Meds to
tell Americans how they can help
prevent prescription medicine abuse
by keeping medications safe in their
home.
Government statistics show that
70 percent of people age 12 and
older who abused prescription pain
relievers say they got them from a
friend or relative.
“As the parent of a teenager, I know
how important this issue is. Every
day, more than 2,500 teenagers
abuse prescription medicine for the
first time, and they don’t even need
to leave the house to do it,” says
Hicks.
A new national survey shows that
Americans most frequently said they
store prescription medicine in the
bathroom and kitchen -- two areas
where medications could be easily
found by anyone entering the home.
Hicks says taking these simple steps
can make a big difference:
* Keep medication in a locked
storage container in a cool, dry place
out of the reach of visitors, children
and pets;
* Keep a list of medicines in your
home;
* Never share prescription medicine
with anyone else;
* Talk to your community
pharmacists about the best way
to store and get rid of medicine no
longer needed;
* Visit the site www.
safeguardmymeds.org for more
tips and tools to make your home
medication safe; and
* Tell friends and family to keep
their medications safe.
“When we keep prescription medicine
in our homes, we need to keep those
medicines safe, said Keith Hodges,
pharmacist and executive committee
member of the National Community
Pharmacists Association. “We can
all make a difference by storing and
disposing of our medicine in the right
way.”
Safeguard My Meds is a free
resource offered by the National
Community Pharmacists Association
and Purdue Pharma L.P. Visit www.
safeguardmymeds.org
FORGET FAST FOOD: 10
SECRETS TO MAKING GOOD
FOOD FAST
(NewsUSA) - Today’s busy lifestyles
leave little time for basic cooking,
and have led to a growing trend of
daily fast food meals -- for breakfast,
lunch and dinner! But eating healthy
and cooking at home can fit within
a busy lifestyle if you learn to make
quick, 15-minute meals.
Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati,
authors of the “Cooking with Trader
Joe’s” cookbooks, are two moms
who found that recipe shortcuts are
the key to quick meals -- and kicking
the fast food habit.
“By taking fresh ingredients and
strategically coupling them with
prepared items and shortcuts from
the grocery store, we can create
healthy meals in a fraction of the time
it would take to make from scratch,”
says Gunn.
Most markets now offer fresh, ready-
to-use ingredients such as jarred
sauces, cut veggies, bagged salads
and marinated meats -- the key
to these easy shortcuts. Here are
Gunn and Miniati’s top 10 kitchen
tips and tricks for cooking delicious
and easy meals at home, without
compromising quality or resorting to
the drive-through:
1) Use prepared sauces, from
marinaras to curries. Add vegetables
or meats and simmer, or toss sauces
with couscous or pasta.
2) Add everyday superfoods, like
canned beans or pre-cooked lentils,
to soups or salads, or serve them
over rice.
3) Pick up a fully cooked rotisserie
chicken. Use the leftovers in wraps
or soups.
4) Perk up any meal with fresh
herbs. Add fresh basil to a simple
pasta dish, cilantro to plain rice, or
rosemary to roasting potatoes.
5) Toss a healthy salad in minutes
using washed and bagged salad.
6) Salad dressings do double-duty
as fast and flavorful marinades for
chicken or meats.
7) Transform boxed meals such as
rice pilaf or mac-n-cheese by adding
frozen vegetables, ready-cubed
pancetta or a little curry powder.
8) Put an end to greasy pizza
delivery. Use ready-made dough to
roll out quick pizza crusts that you
can top with your own favorite and
healthy ingredients.
9) Customize cake and bread mixes
to your tastes. Add dried fruits and
nuts to a bread mix, or stir lemon and
orange zest into a plain white cake
mix.
10) Plan simple recipes for the
week before going shopping. If you
shop with meals in mind, you’ll save
time and wasted groceries.
Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati are
authors of the bestselling “Cooking
with Trader Joe’s” cookbooks and “The
Trader Joe’s Companion.” Find out
more at www.cookingwithtraderjoes.
com.
THREE HELPFUL TIPS FOR
RENTING OUT YOUR HOME
(NewsUSA) - Home ownership has
always been a part of the American
dream, but that may be changing.
Uncertainty in the housing market
has led many would-be buyers to
believe that renting’s the better
option.
According to a May 2010 online
survey commissioned by the National
Apartment Association, 76 percent
of consumers think that renting is
preferable to owning a home in
today’s market.
Likewise, some homeowners believe
it’s better to rent out their home than
to sell it for less than its worth, if they
can sell it all. Those considering
renting out their property shouldn’t
make a hasty decision. Neglecting
to weigh the costs and potential risks
could put first-time landlords in a poor
situation. Moco, Inc., a company
that provides screening services
to property owners, managers and
employers throughout the United
States, offers the following tips:
* Look at the numbers. Renting
might not be the best option. If you’re
going to lose money each month, it
might make more sense to sell, even
if you won’t get your asking price.
Consider all potential costs, including
property taxes, income taxes on your
tenants’ rent, maintenance, and the
normal wear and tear your property
will experience. Remember that you
won’t be able to pocket all of the rent
money; you will have to put a portion
of it back into the property.
* Find quality tenants. Nightmare
tenants can be, well, a nightmare.
Prepare for a careful screening
process. Many private landlords can’t
access the quality screening products
available to larger businesses
without going through a lengthy
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* Use an all-encompassing lease.
Whether you use a template or hire
an attorney to write your lease,
make sure that the lease clearly
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should state who is responsible for
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paid and what penalties you will
impose if it is late.
For more information, visit www.
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ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID? YOU CAN
WEAR THE DRESSES AGAIN
(NewsUSA) - “And you’ll be able
to wear it again!” is a phrase often
used around bridesmaids’ dresses.
Because a ridiculously expensive
lime-green taffeta shepherdess
gown is appropriate for almost any
occasion, and the Peter Pan collar
is poised to make a comeback any
century now.
If you’re one of the many women
who has piles of Pepto-Bismol-
colored ruffles stuffed in the back of
her closet, never fear -; you will be
able to wear that dress again. Host
an old bridesmaids’ dress party, and
the good times may even blot out
the embarrassment of having had to
wear that dress in the first place.
Where to start? The concept is
simple -- invite all of your girlfriends
over, and tell them to wear their
most hideous bridesmaid dress.
Not only will you get to rewear the
bridesmaids’ dresses of weddings
past, you’ll also get to laugh at
some of the more hideous outfits.
Note: if you were a bridesmaid at a
friend’s wedding, either don’t invite
her or try not to wear the dress she
chose, even if it does include a tutu
and puffed sleeves.
Adding an inexpensive spin to classic
elegance is the way to go. Skip the
chips and dip in favor of a fruit-and-
cheese platter. For a refreshing
twist on champagne, the traditional
wedding libation, pick up a few
bottles of a fruit-flavored sparkling
wine. Arbor Mist (arbormist.com),
which is known for fruit and wine
combinations like Strawberry White
Zinfandel and Blackberry Merlot, has
recently released a line of sparkling
wines. Both the Peach Sparkle and
the Raspberry Sparkle combine
light and crisp sparkling wine with
natural fruit, creating the perfect
refreshment for a get-together with
your girlfriends.
For entertainment, ask each
woman to tell the story behind her
bridesmaid dress. You can also
have fun playing a wedding-themed
round of Pictionary or charades. You
can also hold a vote to find out, for
once and for all, which one of you
had to endure the wearing the worst
bridesmaid dress.
For more information about Arbor
Mist wines, visit www.arbormist.
com.
THIS SEASON, DON’T LET PUMP
PRICES PUT A DAMPER ON YOUR
HOLIDAY FUN
By Trisha Hessinger For NewsUSA
(NewsUSA) - It’s easy to get caught
up in the holiday hubbub when
you’re running around looking for
the perfect gift. While the holidays
can be expensive, there are ways
to save. Firestone Complete Auto
Care offers the following tips to help
you save money at the gas pump
so you can focus on your holiday
celebrations.
Slow Down and Get Some Air
• Vehicles use less fuel the slower
they travel. While staying within
the speed limits, try dropping your
highway speed by 10 mph to see
big savings at the pump.
• Calm down. According to the U.S.
Department of Energy, aggressive
driving can lower your gas mileage
by 33 percent on the highway and
by 5 percent in the city.
Fuel Up
• Buy the right fuel. Look in your
vehicle’s owner’s manual for the
correct octane level for your vehicle’s
engine. Odds are that it will be
regular unleaded, since fewer than
5 percent of the vehicles on the road
require the use of premium fuel.
Drop Some Pounds
• Extra weight in your vehicle
makes it work harder, hence less
fuel mileage. According to the U.S.
Department of Energy, an extra
100 pounds in the car can reduce
a vehicle’s fuel economy by up to
2 percent. If you have a trunk full
of junk, empty it out for better fuel
economy.
The holiday season can stretch your
wallet pretty thin. By following just a
few small steps, you’ll have more to
spend on holiday festivities.
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LOST CHIHUAHUA, TRI-COLOR
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Name is Coco-Mo. Lost in area of Gilbert-
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BLUE CONURE PARROT- 1-1/2 years
old, $450. with cage. (231)832-9879
110 For Rent
2 BEDROOM MOBILE home near Evart
area. Available now. 231-734-5764.
3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME 1 mile
from Evart, nice yard, washer/dryer hook
up. (231)734-3439 or (231)734-2874.
4-5 BEDROOM HOUSE, 2-baths, 2-
story, natural gas heat, nice yard, large
yard barn, directly across from Barryton
Library. 197 Northern Street. Land con-
tract, low down payment, for sale or
rent. Should be available Monday
November 22nd. Call today 989-382-
7565.
APARTMENT IN REED City- 3-Bed-
room, 1-bath, washer/dryer. 2-Story, plus
basement. $600/month. 231-250-3707.
Available 12/15.
QUIET SUBDIVISION NORTH Big
Rapids. 2-Bedroom, Duplex, starting
$500/month. No pets! Gary (231)796-
4564 or (231)796-1065
WE HAVE CLEAN PLACES TO LIVE-
Apts. and houses in and around Big
Rapids. No Pets. Sec. Dep. required.
Call Silvernail Realty (231)796-6329 or
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FOR RENT- HERSEY area. 105 feet
beautiful frontage Muskegon River, 3-
bedroom, 2-bath, stove, refrigerator,
washer/dryer included. $700/month,
$700/deposit. Call 231-250-8200
LAKEVIEW 1-BEDROOM APART-
MENT, $400/month includes heat. Secu-
rity deposit/references required.
(989)560-8228 or (989)352-6523.
MOVE IN BEFORE Christmas; 2-bed-
room mobile home, quite country set-
ting on 5 acres. 5 miles west 131 off 19
Mile Road. $400/mon, $400/security
deposit, no pets. credit check. one year
lease, taking applications. (231)796-
0139.
TWO, 2-BDRM. APARTMENTS 3 miles
east of Evart on US-10. Numerous
amenities, utilities included. (231)349-
0051.
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IDLEWILD, MICHIGAN
PROPERTY for sale. 19
Perked lots w/electricity on
Springfield Rd. between
Tampa and Franklin. 2010
Taxes $211.00. $9,900 OBO.
248-388-1418
160 Real Estate
For Sale or Rent
FOR SALE OR Rent in Florida: 2-bed-
room, 2-bath home at Lakeland, 10
minute walk from Tiger Training Center,
5 minute drive to golf course. Grapefruit
and orange trees now ripe to pick. Solar
panel heats all the hot water necessary.
Call 231-250-6833
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170 Items
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M & J NEW & USED FURNITURE of
Evart. Largest selection of good used
and new furniture and appliances.
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PUBLIC AUCTION
DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 @ 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: 5484 S. Warner (Sale Center)
Stewart Street in the city limits
FREMONT, MICHIGAN 49412
DIRECTIONS: Main Street in Fremont to blinker light (by high school)
Go South at the blinker light to sale center.
COLLECTIBLES/HOUSEHOLD/FURNITURE: Original Gerber Baby
Print, Older Pictures, Large Doll House, Drop Leaf Oak Trestle Table, Oak
Drop Leaf Lamp Table, Bird Clock, Elgin Wall Clock, World Globe, Small
Coin Purses, Bobble Head Dolls in box, Collector Spoons, Clocks, Tom Thumb
Type Writer, Cast Iron Bull Dog Bank, Many Rolling Pins, Machete w/ Sheath,
2 Quart Butter Churn, Hamilton Beach malt Maker, Fish Lures, 45 Records,
Cartoon Character Telephones, Many Candles and Candle Holders, Wash Basin
and Pitcher, Lamps, Shaving Mirror, Pretzel Jar, Enamel Ware, Palina Cigar
Jar (Congress Cigar Co.), Coocoo clocks, Chandeliers, Old Movie Projector,
Rug Beater, Butcher Block with legs, Victrola parts, Plant Stands, Doll Houses,
Oil Lamps, Bird Cages, Rugs, Linens, Quilts, Fica Bushes, Baby Cradle, High
Chair, Youth Wicker Rocker, Cane Baby Cradle, Dining Room Chairs, Child’s
Rocker, Leather Top Lamp Table, Wicker Coffee Table, Doll Dresser, Many old-
er Dolls and Stuffed Animals, Hat Boxes, Small Victor Record Player in case,
Cameras, Costume jewelry (including Brooches, Necklaces, Pearls and Misc.
Many Pieces of Milk glass
( Grapevine, Hobnail, Opalescent, & Westmorland), Crock Dishes, Hager, USA,
and Florentine Planter, Hens on a Nest, Harker Pat and Pete Dishes, Standard
Oil Advertising, WWI newspaper, 1970 Detroit Tiger Stadium Scorebook, 1985
Spring Training tigers Program, 33 1/3 Records, Thimbles, Small Display Cas-
es, many Old Books (some 1st Edition), Many old Puzzles, flatware, Children’s
Books, Book Ends, Large Wash Basin, 1929 Brass Desk Calendar (1929), Cast
Iron Skillets, Occupied Japan Pieces, Cut Glass, and many more boxes to be
unpacked at this time.
GARAGE/OUTDOOR: Craftsman Rubber Track 2 Stage Snow Blower, Toro
Self Propelled Lawn Mower, Gas Cans, Lawn Fertilizer Spreader, Lawn Cart,
Electric Leaf Blower, Cross Country Skies, Hand Tools, Misc. Lawn and Gar-
den Supplies, Eureka Shop Vac, Tackle Boxes, Nails and Fasteners, Handled
Tools, Werner 18’ Fiberglass Extension Ladder, Electric Weed Whip, 4 -8’ PVC
Wrapped Porch Posts (new), Replacement Window, Pipe Clamps, Hand Plane,
Bird Bath, and MUCH MORE!
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is a very partial list, just come and see all that’s
here. This is the last sale from the Czyzewicz Estate out of Fremont, plus some
additions out of Grand Rapids.
AUCTIONEERS:
Bob Rottier 231-638-6152
Steve Rottier 989-615-3506
Cash, Check w/ positive ID
MasterCard and Visa accepted
Registered Auctioneer # 2801000032
Full lunch service available.
To view pictures go to
www.auctionconnectioninc.com
WHERE CAN I FIND THE NEW
2011 PIONEER/ TRI COUNTY PET
CALENDARS?
This year is packed with cute and cuddly critters.
You’ll love this calendar.
Call these businesses for availability!
Animal Shack
Cranker’s Coney Island
Big Rapids Eagles
Ryan Creek Apartments
A-1 Auto Glass
Mon Cher Chein
Little Caesar’s
Mighty Muffler & Brake
Miracle Ear
Chuck & Meredy’s Auto Service
Mecosta County Parks
Duer Implement
Gilbert’s Carpet Plus
Eliminator Carpet Cleaning
Rivers Bend Animal Hospital
Classic Carpet Cleaning/
Complete Cleaning &
Restoration
Katke Golf Course
Bare Furniture
Binney Auto Parts Inc.
Human Nature Photography
Caring Dentistry, P. C.
Sweet Carpet & Tile
Universal Rent-To-Own
Mecosta Chamber of
Commerce
Gold Buyer
Big Rapids Furniture
Bulldog Party Store
Future Developments
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SATURDAY, NOV. 27
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 closed until April. For •
private tours contact F. Hankes at (231) 796-0368 or J. Irvin at
(231) 796-8993.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets at 8 p.m. at St. •
Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-
8371.
Community Lunch program is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. •
in the basement of the Third Avenue Methodist Church in Big
Rapids. Come for fellowship, come for food. All are welcome
and the healthy lunch is free.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Campus •
Parish, 1 Damascus Road in Big Rapids. For more information
call (800) 230-4085.
Lutheran World Relief presents Fair Trade Fair from 9 a.m. to •
1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave. in Big
Rapids. There will be free coffee tasting, door prizes and a
large assortment of handcrafted merchandise from artisans in
developing regions around the world.
SIERRA performs live from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Morley American •
Legion. All welcome. Square dancing if enough patrons want
it.
SUNDAY, NOV. 28
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.
Evart United Methodist Church youth group meets from 5 to •
7 p.m. at the corner of First and Cherry streets. Fourth grade
through 12th grade invited. Join the group for a free meal,
games and fellowship.
Third annual Good Time Barbershop and Variety Christmas •
Show hosted by Crossroads Harmony Chorus of Sweet
Adelines at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 22275 Four Mile
Road, Reed City. Pine River High School Chorus will be the
special guests. Tickets are $8 at the door, in advance from any
Sweet Adeline or by calling Jackie Mohr at (231) 832-2301.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran •
Church, 726 Fuller Ave. in Big Rapids.
MONDAY, NOV. 29
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. •
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.
Showing of” The Child” documentary at 7 p.m. at Ferris State •
University, IRC 120, just south of FLITE. Admission is free.
Children will always need parental authority governing their
lives; the big question is this: Who will make those decisions
– parents or government? For more information, call (231) 598-
1006.
Enhance Fitness is at 10:15 a.m. at the Eagles, 18361 16 •
Mile Road in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 972-
2884.
Divorce Care meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. at New Hope •
United Methodist Church, 7296 Nine Mile Road in Mecosta.
The meetings cover a nonconsecutive 13-step program for
getting through a divorce. New members are always welcome.
Contact Sharon Gray at (231) 598-0337 or New Hope Church
at (231) 972-2838 for more information.
TUESDAY, NOV. 30
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Campus •
Parish, 1 Damascus Road in Big Rapids. For more information
call (800) 230-4085.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Philip Neri •
Catholic Church in Reed City. For more information call (800)
367-6788.
Country dance classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Chase •
Township Hall. For more information, contact Jeff at (231) 250-
4159.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1
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.
Mecosta County Genealogical Society is open for appointment •
for its winter hours by contacting Maureen Nelson at (231) 250-
5555. Watch the Pioneer for the genealogical society’s special
Saturday hours held on the second Saturday of the month.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran •
Church, 726 Fuller Ave. in Big Rapids.
Beginner Line Dance Instruction is at 6 p.m. at G.T. Norman •
Elementary School, 338 W. Lincoln St. in Reed City; enter
through the West Gym Door #6. Classes are open to everyone,
drop in and join any time. For more information call Sandee Lee
at (231) 832-3493.
Enhance Fitness is at 10:15 a.m. at the Eagles, 18361 16 •
Mile Road in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 972-
2884.
Community Lunch program is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. •
in the basement of the Third Avenue Methodist Church in Big
Rapids. Come for fellowship, come for food. All are welcome
and the healthy lunch is free.
THURSDAY, DEC. 2
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.
Duly elected precinct delegates to the Mecosta County •
Republican Convention meet at 7 p.m. There also will be
the election of precinct delegates to fill vacancies in each
precinct. Call (231) 660-0180 for more information or visit www.
mecostacountygop.com.
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!
Stroke Support Group of Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial •
meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Tamarac, the Center for Health
and Well Being, 1401 W. Main St. in Fremont. The topic
is acupuncture with Irv Marcus, nationally board certified
acupuncturist. The support group is open to stroke survivors
and their family/friends/caregivers and/or anyone with an
interest in CVA/stroke. There is no charge to attend. Call Julie
Allers at (231) 924-3195.
The Big Rapids Rock, Gem & Mineral Club meets at 7 p.m. in •
the Geology Lab (room 138), Science Building on the campu
of Ferris State University. Find the Science Building on the
campus map at www.ferris.edu/htmls/ferrisfaq/maps/ and find
out more about the club at www.BigRapidsRockClub.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 3
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.
Enhance Fitness is at 10:15 a.m. at the Eagles, 18361 16 •
Mile Road in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 972-
2884.
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, DEC. 4
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 closed until April. For •
private tours contact F. Hankes at (231) 796-0368 or J. Irvin at
(231) 796-8993.
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.
Trail Riders Snowmobile Club is holding a free safety class •
for children 12 years and older at 9 a.m. at the Lake Township
Pavilion, 15580 Star Lake Drive, behind the Lake Township
Fire Department. Lunch will be provided. To register, call (231)
8989-3553 or (616) 443-4735.
Christmas Shopping and Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the •
First Congregational Church UCC, 714 Hillcrest Drive, Fremont.
Shopping at the church includes a Christmas Shoppe offering
a multitude of quality crafted gifts, Plum Pudding Shoppe with
gourmet holiday foods, a soup luncheon that begins at 11 a.m.
and three beautiful homes will be available for tour. Luncheon
costs $3.50, and home tour tickets are $5 each.
The 53rd annual St. Mary Christmas Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 3 •
p.m. (and from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday) at the St. Mary Parish
Center, 919 Marion Ave. in Big Rapids. The event includes a
luncheon, handmade and wood crafts, bake sale, book sale,
grandma’s attic, jewelry booth, raffle and an array of fresh
greens made into wreaths, swags and holiday centerpieces. St.
Mary Parish Council of Catholic Women sponsors the event.
Call (231) 796-5202 for more information.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Campus •
Parish, 1 Damascus Road in Big Rapids. For more information
call (800) 230-4085.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets at 8 p.m. at St. Paul •
Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
Community Lunch program is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. •
in the basement of the Third Avenue Methodist Church in Big
Rapids. Come for fellowship, come for food. All are welcome
and the healthy lunch is free.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with your club or
organization to be certain of meetings, outings
and classes, as they may be canceled due to
bad weather or other reasons. If any listing
is incorrect, please call (231)832-5566 or
(231)745-4635 with correct information.
DOMESTIC ABUSE NUMBER for anyone being
abused is 1-800-950-5808. There is no excuse
for abuse.
ANGEL ANIMAL RESCUE, Low Cost Services. Call
(231)679-0489 For More Information.
HEARTLAND HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING.
Heartland Hospice of Cadillac is looking for
caring and dedicated people with an interest
in serving terminally ill patients and their
families in the Reed City Area and the outlaying
communities. Volunteers provide services such as
friendly visiting, patient transport/patient outings,
errand running, child care, and clerical services.
Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s
schedule. Please call Paul King at Heartland
Hospice at 231-775-6840 for further information.
SATURDAY
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 CHICKEN BBQ
(Third Saturday of every month), 5-7 p.m.
(231)832-5102.
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER Potluck and Cards,
12 p.m. (third Saturday of each month).
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Chicken BBQ
(third Saturday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129
E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call
(231)832-5102.
~DECEMBER 4
EVERYONE IS INVITED to attend the 53rd
annual St. Mary Christmas Bazaar on Saturday,
December 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday,
December 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Mary
Parish Center, 919 Marion Ave., Big Rapids.
This even includes a Luncheon on Saturday and
pancake breakfast on Sunday at the Knights of
Columbus. Please call (231)796-5202 for more
information.
~DECEMBER 11
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN present
a COOKIE WALK Saturday, December 11 from
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until gone. Trinity Lutheran
Church, 19778 U.S. 10, Reed City. Proceeds will
support Trinity Lutheran Church and School.
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.
EVART UNITED METHODIST YOUTH meet every
Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church on the
corner of First and Cherry St. 4th grade through
12th grade invited. Join the group for a free meal,
games and fellowship.
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.
SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin
on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 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.
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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 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.
THE RED HATS, known as the Classy Lassies
in Purple and Red, of Evart, meet every THIRD
Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. The meeting place is
the Evart Depot. Pink Hatters are welcome too
(the younger ones). Call our Queen, Jan, at 734-
5010 or Vice Queen Linda, at 734-9733 for any
information or questions you may have.
WEDNESDAY
ELIJAH’S PLACE MEAL, (last Wednesday of each
month), 5-6:30p.m. at Zion-Emanuel Lutheran
Church, 202 Albert Street, LeRoy. Open to the
public, free of charge.
IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Game Day, 11a.m. at
the club house.
PATHFINDER PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer Story Hour,
1-2p.m. for children ages 4-8. A parent must
remain in the library during story hour.
SOUTH EVART QUILT CLUB, (first and third
Wednesday of the month), 10:30a.m.-2p.m. with
potluck lunch at noon. Contact Margie (231)734-
3857 or Ann (231)867-3237.
EVART FAITH BIBLE CHURCH PIONEER CLUB,
6p.m. every Wednesday for first through sixth
grades.
REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY STORY TIME is every
Wednesday from 11:15a.m. until noon.There will
be games, crafts, songs and stories.
BITELY BETTER CONSERVATION CLUB MEETINGS
are held the first Wednesday of each month
(excluding January through March), and the
public is always welcome. The doors open at 5:30
for a pot luck dinner followed by the meeting
which starts at 7:00p.m.
OSCEOLA COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITIES
meeting is the first Wednesday of every month.
Call the hotline for location of the meeting and for
information. (231)832-8453
EVART AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE meets
at 6p.m. the second Wednesday of each month.
For information call 734-9799.
BINGO, EVERY WEDNESDAY, VFW Hall Post
#7979, Evart, license A04340. Early Bird at 6
p.m. Located at 4681 85th Ave., Evart.
THE BIG RAPIDS MASONIC LODGE meets the
first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at
the Big Rapids Masonic Temple on east 19 Mile
Road in Big Rapids.
THURSDAY
REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FOOD
PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) 1-4p.m. at
St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832-2624 for
mor information.
FATHERS PROGRAM, (third Thursday of
each month), at Baldwin Family Health Care
Conference Room. For more information contact
Dave, call (231)745-2000 ext. 16.
T.O.P.S. 1541 MEETING, weigh-in 8:15-
9:15a.m., meeting at 9:30a.m. at Evart United
Methodist Church.
T.O.P.S. 1390 MEETING, weigh-in 6:10
p.m., meeting at 6:35 p.m. at Calvary Baptist
Church, Evart, corner of Third and Oak. For mor
information, call Ruth at (231)734-2844 or Terri
at (231)734-5348.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 1p.m.
at Evart United Methodist Church.
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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 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.
~DECEMBER 2
AN AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will
be held Thursday, December 2 at Brooks Corner
United Methodist Church, 5971 30th Ave., Sears
from 12 noon to 5:45 p.m.
~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.
Early birds starts at 6p.m. Concession stand is
open.
SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin
on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 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.
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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18722 16 Mile Rd. • Chippewa Lake Rd. • Big Rapids, MI
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Call these businesses for availability!
Panacea’s Natural Health Foods, 4320 14 Mile Rd, Rockford
VanderHyde Ford, 345 N. Main St., Cedar Springs
ACE/Auntie ACE Home Health Care, 239 S. Ensley St, Howard City
Gerber Memorial, 212 S. Sullivan St., Fremont
Mon Cher Chien, 13456 Northland Dr, Big Rapids
Lakeland Mills, One Lakeland Place, Edmore
Trumpets & Doves, 10770 Maple Hill Rd, Howard City
Gold Buyer, 7 E. Main St., Grant
Sparta Chevrolet, 8955 Sparta Ave., Sparta
Andy’s Tree Service, call 1-800-982-4540, Howard City
Ray Winnie Auto Sales, corner of M-57 & M-91, Greenville
Petersen’s Auction Service, (616) 984-2168, Trufant
Grand Rental Station, 3575 14 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs
Riversbend Animal Hospital, PC, 10565 Northland Dr, Big Rapids
Deur Implement, 5648 S. Baldwin Ave, Newaygo
Coral Power Shop, 15990 Grant St, Coral
Cedar Springs Rental, LLC, 206 N. Main St, Cedar Springs
Cedar Car Co., 12771 Northland Dr, Cedar Springs
White’s, 222 N. Ensley (old 131), Howard City
Medics, PC, 220 N. Ensley, Howard City
Nelson’s Farm Market, 469 W. 112th St, Grant
Human Nature Photography, Gaylord and Big Rapids
Tinney, 14 Mile Rd, West of Greenville
Peacock’s Pet Grooming, 73 S. Main, Cedar Springs
J&A Surplus, 19499 M-46, Howard City
The Topper Shop, 1471 S. Greenville Rd (M-91), Greenville
Dosch’s Deer Processing, 1/2 Mile West of Hardy Dam on 36th St
Discount Tire & Battery, M-46, Downtown Edmore
Larry’s Northtown Furniture & Appliance, 6481 N. Greenville Rd.,
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DON LUCHA
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Brake
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Front End
Alignment
$29.95
Snow
Plow
Repair
Starters &
Alternator
Service
Struts,
Shocks &
Ball Joints
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For More Information Call:
Kelly at 231-796-4831
Fax: 231-796-1152
Email: klast@pioneergroup.com
THE
PIONEER
GROUP
A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
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Christmas In Lakeview
December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2nd
12noon Cookie Sale - Tamarack District Library
7pm LHS Band Concert - Lakeview High School
Saturday, December 4th
9am-3pm Horse drawn carriage rides - between Community
Center and Leppinks (No cost)
9am-11am Breakfast with Santa Breakfast - Free breakfast with
Santa, Crafts and pictures at the Library
9am-11am Gingerbread House Building - Free for kids 9-11
years old at Community Wellness Center
9am-12noon LCWC open house - Free use of Community
Wellness Center
9am- 12noon Arts, Crafts and Home Biz Vendors - at Lakeview
Community Church M91/M46
11am-2pm Cookie Decorating - at McKenna’s Restaurant
1pm-3pm Santa & Mrs Claus - at the Lakeview Elevator
1pm-5pm Wine & Beer Tasting - Beer Brewing Demonstration at
Brew Gadgets
7pm Movie Night - United Church of Christ “Polar Express”
Carolers Throughout downtown - all day Saturday
Lights over Lakeview - Local Businesses stay open until 9pm
with sales and promo’s
Robinson
Equipment
989-352-7206
Lakeview (M-46)
The Peddler’s Patch
Antiques Fine Arts & Crafts Home Decor & More
Sales Thru Out The Store
FREE Refreshments � FREE Gift Wrapping
Join us for a Wonderful Selection of Gifts…Old & New for All the Special Ones in your Life!
Downtown Lakeview • 989-352-1168
Hours: Tues - Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm • Closed Sunday & Monday
State Farm
®
Providing Insurance and Financial Services
Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710
David Hallada, Agent
Lakeview, MI 48850
989.352.6820
Stanton, MI 48888
989.831.5250
dave.hallada.b02j@statefarm.com
24 Hour Good Neighbor Service
®
Lakeview Dental
Associates, PC
Family Dentistry
Call for an appointment!
924 S. Lincoln, Lakeview
989-352-7294
Now Accepting New Patients
William J. Winget, DDS • Jeremy J. Thietten, DDS
Mission Lumber
& Home Center
START RIGHT. START HERE

LAKEVIEW
1 Mile West of M-46 & M-91 Junction
989-352-7283
Mon. - Fri. 8 - 5 • Sat. 8 - 12
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-6
Sat. Stanton & Edmore 9-1; Lakeview 9-4
Closed Sundays & Holidays
LOCATED:
Stanton Edmore Lakeview
(989) 831-4140 (989) 427-5141 (989) 352-8168
989-352-7400 • 800-840-7720
Fax: 989-352-8434
Residential • Agricultural • Industrial
Rural Gas & Appliance
10150 M-46, Lakeview, MI 48850
Propane Service Since 1949
The Muse
Dance Academy llc
134 E. Edgerton
Howard City
231-937-4361
Beer Brewing Demo • Wine Tasting
Hors d’oeuvres • Door Prize Drawings!
In-Store Specials!
866.591.8247
328 S. Lincoln Ave • Lakeview
www.BrewGadgets.com
Visit us for Christmas
in Lakeview
Central Michigan Tire
9292 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) • Lakeview
989-352-TIRE
FREE Basic Oil Change
to the 10th Customer in the Door on Dec. 4th
Snowtires Available!
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www.lakesidemotorsports.net
888-533-5015
Incredible One Day Only Deals
Trailers - Parts - Accessories
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170 Items
for Sale
QUALITY OAK. CUT, split, delivered
$49.50 rick. Buy from honest, woodcut-
ter. Visa, Energydraft and DHS accept-
ed. (231)266-5102.
Quads
FOR SALE 1995 Polaris Mag-
num 425 4x4. Runs Good,
$1,800. (231)832-8971
250 Autos for Sale
OPEN SEASON ON Cars and Trucks.
See us before trading in or scrapping out.
Call 231-832-5349, ask for Jeff
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Christmas
Horse & Tack Sale
Special Draft Horse Dispersal
Saturday, Dec. 11th 2010
Lake Odessa Livestock Auction
New & Used Tack sells at 9:30 AM
Riverside Western Supply will have extra tack on hand for all of
your Christmas shopping needs.
Horses & Ponies sell at 1:00 PM
Special Consignments Included: 8 Clydesdale Horses
(2 yrs. to 10 yrs.) Including a well broke team
All mares are bred
We will also have several good broke ponies
and broke saddle horses
All buyers and consignees are
eligible for the Christmas Raffle
compliments of Lake Odessa
For information: Office 616-374-8213
Verne Lettinga 616-490-6742
Paul Lettinga 616-291-7554
Tim Eggleston 269-838-2287
The Pioneer is teaming
up with WISE to help
families in crisis this
holiday season. Bring
in a new item from
the lists below by Dec.
17 and start or renew
a subscription to the
Pioneer for 3, 6 or 12
months, and we’ll take
10-20% off the price!
To get 10% off a 3 or 6-month subscription:
Diaper wipes • Diaper rash cream • Canned or boxed food items
Cleaning supplies • Toilet paper • Art supplies • Laundry supplies
Facial tissue • Dishwasher soap • First Aid supplies • Office supplies
Hair brushes • Deodorant
To get 20% off
a 1 year subscription:
Children’s pajamas
(both boys & girls needed)
Women’s pajamas • Size 4 and 5 diapers
Pull-ups
Underwear for women and children
Socks for women and children
Children’s toys
Laundry baskets • Rubbermaid containers
Call 231-796-1710
for details or more information
Donations should be brought
to the Pioneer office
115 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids
If you are in a domestic violence
situation and need to contact
WISE, the crisis hotline
number is 1-800-374-WISE
Since 1988
2009 Dodge Journey
AWD, auto., A/C, third row seat.
$
14,995
2010 Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited. 4 dr., V6, new 3-1/2” lift kit, new tires & wheels, 20,000 mi.
$
25,995
2009 Chevy Impala LT
V6, auto., loaded, 54,000 miles.
$
11,995
2003 Pont. Grand Am GT
V6, auto,. loaded.
$
7,995
M-57 to N. M-91/Main St., North 2.5 miles.
Corner of Peck Rd. & M-91 • GREENVILLE, MI
COMPLETE INVENTORY AT: www.RandyMerrenAuto.com
616-754-6800
*Payments based on tax, title, plate, DOC, down payment
2010 Dodge Avenger
RT! Auto., loaded. Sharp car!
$
13,995
2003 Chevy Impala LS
V6, 3800, loaded, local trade.
$
6,995
2006 Chrysler 300
Touring, V6, auto. Sharp car!
$
11,995
2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL
V6, auto., 4x4, leather, loaded.
$
15,995
2009 Pontiac G6
Auto., AC. Great Gas Mileage!
$
10,995
2008 Jeep Liberty 4x4
V6, auto., loaded.
$
11,995
2007 GMC Acadia
AWD, V6, auto., loaded, 3rd seat.
$
17,995
2007 Jeep Commander
4x4, auto., loaded, 3rd seat.
$
12,995
2006 Silverado LS 4x4
Crew Cab, V8, auto.
$
13,995
2008 Ford Taurus X
AWD, V6, auto., 3rd seat.
$
13,995
2002 Chevy Tahoe Z71
4x4, leather, loaded, local trade.
$
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2006 Ford Econoline
E350, XLT, V8, 15 passenger.
$
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231.796.7743
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www.RogersJewelersMi.com
Full Service
front end alignment
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Check Out Our Tire Prices!
Buy 4 new tires/get free front end alignment
Cars • Bikes • Boats • Snowmobiles – We do it ALL!
7505 N. Woodbridge (M-37)
Brohman, MI 49312
231-689-1100
Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 6 pm
7910 Federal Road, Howard City
231-937-4206
Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
Sat. 9 am - 4 pm
Come see us and we’ll
help you to create a
home as individual as
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Home of the Hardy Heater Outdoor Wood Boiler
STOP IN AND CHECK OUT OUR NEW NATURES
COMFORT OUTDOOR WOOD BOILER (PICTURED)!
Paris Heating & Repair
Call Anytime! (231) 349-6057 • (231) 592-3155
Specializing in ALL Outdoor Wood Boiler Repair
Service & Repair for Gas Furnaces and Installation of
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24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
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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
FIREWOOD
PROCESSING
8 Foot Length or
Cut, Split & Delivered to your Home
Jim Harter
(231) 349-6734
(231) 796-7998
American Metal & Rubber Roofing
ALL WORK GUARANTEED!
231-357-8315 • 10042 Alpine Dr, Reed City
Don’t put off your roofing project, call and
schedule an appointment today for repairs,
maintenance or installation of your commercial
or residential roofing needs!
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14305 NORTHLAND DR • BIG RAPIDS, MI 49307
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed Mondays
www.estatesaleswarehouse.com
Located next to
Save-A-Lot
616-425-1575
Robin & Joel
616-425-1968
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Tues-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-4pm
Please Call Us For All Of Your Heating,
Cooling And Fireplace Needs!
Services We Provide And Products We Sell:
• Pellet Stoves, Corn Stoves, Wood Stoves and Gas Stoves
• 98% “65” Stage Furnaces, 2-Stage Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners
• Modulating Boilers, Duct Cleaning, Gas & Wood Fireplaces & Inserts
Fullmer & Sons Heating, Cooling and Fireplaces
Since 1971
Fully Licensed
& Insured 796-3403
20928 18 Mile Rd., Big Rapids
North of the Airport
$
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A TON FOR PELLETS • PELLET STOVES STARTING AT $1,499
For More Information and to
Advertise Here:
Call Dawn at 832-5566, Katie at 592-8385,
Danette at 592-8366, John Allshouse at
592-8397 or Deb at 592-8383!
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21331 20 Mile Rd., Paris, MI
HIGH YIELDING CORN HYBRIDS
Alfalfa • Sorghum
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250 Autos for Sale
2003 GMC SONOMA, extended cab,
2.2 liter engine, 4 cylinder, automatic,
AC, new tires 300 miles on them.
183,000/miles from original owner.
Transmission needs some work. Ask-
ing $2,995. Please call in advance to
make an appointment to see/test drive
231-592-8374 (10am-4pm).
280 Farm Goods
SUGAR BEETS By The Scoop, Also
bagged beets and shell corn. 10 Miles east
of Morley Stanwood School on 5 Mile Rd.
Opening September 16th. (231)972-
8205 & (231)972-2232
285 Forest
Products
Timber
HINMAN'S HORSE LOGGING: Buying
standing timber. All work done with hors-
es. 20 years in business, 12 years sus-
tainable forestry. (231)873-2619
300 Wanted to Buy
CASH PAID-RETIREE PAYINGfair price
$100 to $5,000 for all running cars, trucks,
motor cycles, ATV, campers, Snowmo-
biles, Pontoon boats. Free pick-up.
(231)689-1894, (616)291-0266
991 Mega Mkt.
SEMI TRUCK OWNER-OPERATORS
needed to deliver loads of RV trailers
and tent campers across the U.S. and
Canada. CDL A and passport required
either with your own trailer or leasing
one of ours.
Call 1-866-764-1601
www.qualitydriveaway.com
READ YOUR ADONLINE AT: www.com-
munitypapersofmichigan.com
991 Mega Mkt.
HIPREPLACEMENT SURGERY: If you
had hip replacement surgery between
2003-present time, and suffered problems
requiring a second revision surgery you
may be entitled to compensation. Attor-
ney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727
600 WEEKLY! PROCESS HUD/FHA
Refunds from home part-time. No expe-
rience needed. Start today! 800-762-
2201
jlconsumers@yahoo.com
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Save and Keep Interest Dollars On Your
Mortgage. Please Visit:
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FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGSOver
400,000 properties nationwide. Low down
payment. Call now. 800-880-2517
NOTE: ALL ADVERTISERS
in this category are working with
a licensed adoption agency.
A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND
Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand
new-never used, sell all for $275. 989-
923-1278.
****BEST HOME LOANS****REFI-
NANCE or Purchase! Mortgage and
Land Contract payoffs, debt-consolidation,
home improvements, property taxes,
foreclosures, purchases. Includes Hous-
es/Mobiles/Modular's. Cash available for
good/bad/ugly credit 1-800-246-8100
www.umsmortgage.com
POLE BARNS MICHIGAN'S Largest
Pole Barn Company (Built Best Barns)
Best Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This
Week's Specials Erected 24'x24'x8'-
$5495.00 24'x40'x10'-$7995.00
30'x40'x10'-$8995.00 30'x48'x12'-
$10,995.00 Licensed/Insured 1-877-802-
9591
MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE!
Michigan law allows people with certain
conditions to qualify. We help Michigan
residents.
www.TheMedicalMarijuanaClinic.com
517-787-1206, 616-947-1206, 734-667-
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1. Keep the money in your neighborhood.
For every $100 spent in locally owned businesses, $45 goes
back into the community.
2. Embrace what makes the area a cohesive group.
The “Big Box” stores are becoming more aggressive and
changing the character of our community. Local
businesses are “REAL”.
3. Get better service from your neighbors.
Local businesses often have a better understanding of their
products and community needs.
4. Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy.
Local businesses understand more what their customers need
and want.
5. Create more local jobs.
Small, local businesses are one of the nation’s largest
employers.
6. Help out the environment.
Less transportation cost and use of gasoline and diesel.
7. Support community groups and organizations.
Nonprofits receive an average of 350% more support from
local businesses than non-locally owned.
8. Invest in the community.
Local businesses are far more invested in our future.
9. Put your taxes to good use.
Local businesses need less infrastructure and make more
efficient use of public services.
10. Show the world we believe in our local area.
People are more likely to invest in or move to communities
that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and unique
attitude.
10 Reasons To Buy Local
Seasons Greetings from Ryan Creek Apartments
Welcome Home!
GLD Management Company is a property management
company located in Central Lower Michigan. We have
extensive experience in developing, building and managing
residential communities. Our business includes over 57
communities, providing rental homes for approximately 1,576
families and individuals throughout Central and Northern
Michigan. For more information about our company, please
visit us online at www.gldmanagement.com.
Features
1 Bedroom Apartments
2 Bedroom Apartments
3 Bedroom Townhomes
Central A/C
Washer/Dryer
Dishwasher
Microwave
Garbage Disposal
Frost-Free Refrigerator
Self-Cleaning Range
Some w/Private Patios
Playgrounds
Lighted Basketball Court
Picnic Area
Community Room
Professional Landscaping
Water, Sewer & Trash Removal
included in Rent
Floorplans
18914 16 Mile Rd, Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-796-7650
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made in any advertisements, and to use
good judgment and reasonable care,
particularly when dealing with persons
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advance of delivery of the goods or serv-
ices advertised.
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FACT AND MISPERCEPTION
PRINT IS STILL POWERFUL
64% Print Only or as Primary
19% Internet Primary, Print Secondary
17% Internet Only
FACT: 84% of the 78,387 persons surveyed
use the phonebook.
Internet
Only 17%
The data presented below was compiled by Market Authority, Inc. as part of its ongoing 2010 telephone study of media preferences of consumers searching for local business information.
The data reports the responses of 78,387 individuals in 121 cities ranging in size up to metropolitan populations in excess of two million.
Responses are normalized in consideration of wireline/wireless users, ages of respondents, and geographical location. © 2010 Market Authority, Inc.
Internet
then Print
19%
Print Only
64%
MISPERCEPTION HARMS BUSINESS
When asked what media they believed their neighbors
used most, respondents mistakenly thought nearly the
opposite of their own experiences. Owners of small and
medium-sized businesses must properly allocate their
advertising budgets based on fact, not false perceptions.
72%
Internet
28%
Print
False Perception
ANOTHER INTERESTING FACT...
15% of Internet-only respondents abandon
the Internet in an emergency.
These facts brought to you as an
advertiser and consumer service of The
Association of Directory Publishers.
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Edmore Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present
Edmore - Schedule of Events. Please visit edmorechamber.com for more information.
Friday, December 3
7:00pm - Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Carols - Come on out to Randall’s Old Mill and join Santa and the Edmore Women’s Club
as they sing Carols and light the Christmas tree. They will also be serving cookies and hot chocolate.
8:00pm - Winter Fireworks Display - We will be bringing the Winter Firework Display back this year! Watch from downtown or at the
Sunrise Commerce Center. Parking available at Sunrise Commerce Center Parking lot. (If canceled due to rain or blizzard, reschedule time
will be Saturday Dec 4
th
8pm)
Saturday, December 4
9:00am - 10:00am - Breakfast with Santa! Join Santa for a free breakfast served and sponsored by the First Church of God in Edmore. For
More information you may contact Connie Claflin @ 989-831-4619
9:00am - 1:00pm - Hospitality Center & Taste of Edmore Sloppy Joe Cook Off - The Hospitality Center will be located in the building on the
corner of Fifth Street and M46. Here you will be able to enjoy hot chocolate and donuts compliments of the Edmore Chamber Of Commerce,
and also take part in this year’s Sloppy Joe Cook Off. You decide who has the best Sloppy Joe’s in town.
11:00am - 3:00pm - Bake Sales - The St Margaret Mary Women’s Club will being having a bake sale from 10:00am – 1:00pm along with free
popcorn, hot cocoa and coffee, located at the Edmore Wash King, The First Church of God will be having a cookie sale from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Also, Faith United Methodist Church will be having a bake sale and serving free hotdogs, located near the Food Pantry on Fifth Street.
9:00am - 1:00pm - Visit the Local Businesses - Area downtown businesses will be open and offering refreshments of all kinds. Please stop
by and visit with the friendly merchants in downtown Edmore and Get a jump-start to your holiday shopping, many of the business es will
remain open throughout the day.
10:00am - 1:00pm - Make-it Take-it Craft & Story Time for Kids - The Home Township Library will be hosting the Make-it Take-it Craft
time for kids. Join the Edmore Girl Scout Troop’s as they will be assisting at the library for craft time. You may even be in time to hear a
holiday story.
10:00am - 1:00pm - Visit with Santa and his Reindeer! Santa and two of his reindeer will be at Randall’s Old Mill. Bring the children with
their lists and don’t forget your camera!
10:00am - 1:00pm - Holiday Pet Contest - Dress your pet for the Holidays using any holiday theme. Be sure to register your pet at J’s Pet
Grooming from 9-10am Dec 4
th
to enter the contest. Judging will take place at 11:30. Please cast your vote for your favorite before 11:30 at J’s.
There will be gifts for 1
st
, 2
nd
& 3
rd
place winners for best costume. All other participants will receive a parting gift. PLEASE REMEMBER
to have your pets on a leash at all times, you MUST clean up after your pet and please do not enter any businesses that do not welcome pets.
For more information contact Jama Buskirk @ J’s Pet Grooming 427-5533
9:00am - 1:00pm - Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides! Classic Carriage from Grand Rapids will be here
again offering free carriage rides through town. The Carriage rides will begin ar the Hospitality Center and take you for a short trip around
Edmore.
10:00am – 1:00pm - The Old Fence Rider Museum Presents - Michigan’s Lighthouses on the Great Lakes - Let The Michigan Lighthouse
Heritage Illuminate your Christmas this year! Take a walk thru the Old Fence Rider Museum to observe the spectacular photography of
Shirley Drain. There will be over 50 photos of Michigan’s finest lighthouses on display. Please join Carm and Shirley Drain as they share
their wonderful adventure in search of these magnificent lighthouses.
The Edmore Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank this year’s sponsors of Hometown Holiday.
Accurate Appliance Service; GFWC Edmore Women’s Club; Chemical Bank; Harrison Packing Co., Inc.; Edmore True Value; Jorgensen’s Supermarket; Edmore Wash King; Miller & Associates; Edmore Family Dentistry; PCA;
First Church of God; Phenix Bar & Restaurant; Gratiot Medical Center; Main Street Pizza; Montcalm Health Services in Edmore; Randall’s Old Mill; Leilani Tucker Photography; Bartlett’s Water Well Service.
Edmore - Schedule of Events Please visit edmorechamber com for more information
Miller &
Associates
of Edmore
Insurance, Financial Services
616 E. Main Street • Edmore, MI 48829
989.427.5123 • 800.882.4485
Email: jackagent@charter.net
Factory Outlet Store
One Lakeland Place • Edmore
989-427-5133
www.lakelandmills.com
611 Main Street • Edmore
989.427.3606
Fax: 989.427.2937
randallsoldmill@hotmail.com
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442 N. 1st St. • Edmore
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Fax 989-427-3047
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