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2010 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL FWD 10125
Leather, Bose Audio, Trailer Pkg, Was: $41,345* . Now Fox Price: $36,087*
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL 10080
2AWD DVD Loaded Was: $47,930 ....................... Now Fox Price: $41,749*
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL 10126
FWD, Leather, Bose, Chrome – Was: $41,575*.... Now Fox Price: $35,985*
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL 2 AWD 10088
DVD, Chrome, Sunroof, Trl Pkg: Was: $49,260 .... Now Fox Price: $43,359*
2010 GMC ACADIA SLT1 T10184
FWD leather, roof, chromes – Was: $43,875* ...... Now Fox Price: $38,285*
2010 GMC ACADIA SLT2 AWD T10204
DVD/Nav/Roof, loaded, prem paint! Was: $51,315 Now Fox Price: $44,485*
2010 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB SLE 4x4 Z71 T10180
Remote Start! Was: $37,755 ................................ Now Fox Price: $28,895*
2010 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB T10187
All Terrain, Chromes, Bucket Seats! Was: $39,850 ............. Now: $30,897*
2010 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB SLE 4x4 Z71 T10197
Was: $40,095 ...................................................................... Now: $31,526*
2010 GMC SIERRA DENALI CREW CAB T10209
Loaded! Was: $53,462 ........................................................ Now: $43,895*
2010 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB SLE 4X4 Z71 T10213
All the buttons! Was: $38,496*........................................... Now: $29,895*
2010 GMC SIERRA DENALI CREW CAB T10275
Loaded! Nav/Roof/22” Was: $56,646.................................. Now: $45,986*
2010 GMC YUKON DENALI T10296
W.Diamond Loaded Nav/DVD/Roof Was: $61,951 .............. Now: $54,358*
2010 BUICK LACROSSE CXL FWD 10046 (Demo)
V6 Sunroof, Lux Pck, Chrome Wheels, loaded!!
Was: $35,830 ................ Now Fox clearance price for everyone! - $30,580*
2010 BUICK LACROSSE CXL FWD 10069 (Demo)
V6 Navigation, Chromes, Loaded
Was: $36,365 .................. Now Fox clearance price for everyone! $31,735*
2010 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL2 AWD 10081 (Demo)
Trl Pkg: Was: $45,225 .......................................... Now Fox Price: $39,500*
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL 11007 (Demo)
Leather, Heated Bench Seat! Was: $34,430 ........................ Now: $28,808*
2011 Buick Lucerne CX 11022 (Demo)
6 Passenger Seat – Was: $31,030 ...................................... Now: $23,986*
2011 Buick Lucerne CXL 11033 (Demo)
Leather, Heated Seats Was: $34,390 ................................... Now: $23,986*
*For well qualified buyers, GM Employee may qualify for additional rebates off sale price – see dealer
for details – all prices include rebates plus tax, title and doc fee extra – offer ends 12/31/2010
2010 NEW VEHICLE CLEARANCE &
DEMO CLOSEOUT SALE
For qualified buyers 39 mo/12K/10% down/no sec.dep./end value $17,373
Or lease for only
$
274 mo.
Now
$
29,802
*
GM Employee w/Loyalty
$
29,105
*
2011 GMC
ACADIA FWD SL
Remote Start, Blue Tooth and More!
Stock # T11136
Was $33,800
30
MPG
HWY
For qualified buyers 39mo/12K/10% down/no sec. dep, end value $11,997
Or lease for only
$
269 mo.
Was
$
24,995
*
2011 GMC
TERRAIN FWD SLE1
4 Cyl.
Stock # T11128
Was $31,055
2011 BUICK
LACROSSE
CXL
Leather, Heat, FWD
Stock # 11023
Huge Savings on Remaining 2010 Lacrosse
Or lease for only
$
379 mo.
Now
$
37,139
*
GM Employee Price w/Loyalty
$
35,742
*
(For well qualified buyers 39 mo/12K/10%down/no sec dep end value $18,722
Or lease for only
$
234 mo.
Now
$
28,582
*
GM Employee Price w/Loyalty
$
28,268
*
30
MPG
HWY
THE BUICK
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FOR WELL-QUALIFIED LESSEES ON MOST BUICK MODELS.
*
2011 GMC
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4x4 WT W/PLOW
Stock # T11104
Was $39,634
Now
$
34,039
*
SNOW IS HERE!!
Sale Price includes (New BOSS Plow)
Also available 0% up to 60 mo.
(3) TO
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$
24,191
*
Was $40,700
Stock #
11058
2010 BUICK
ENCLAVE
CXL FWD
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for most brands in stock!
LP Filling & Welding Gases • Air Gas • Linde • GTW
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Lakeview Elevator wishes you,
your family and all your furry
friends a Blessed Christmas
and Happy New Year.
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‘04 CHEVY AVEO LS
4 dr., 4 cyl., 1.6L, auto., FWD, air, PS,
PW, PDL, tilt, CD, steel wheels. KBB $6,225.
YOUR PRICE
$
4,995
‘01 FORD ESCAPE XLT
4x4, 3.0L V6, auto., PW, PL, tilt, cruise,
CD, AM/FM, towing. KBB $6,865.
YOUR PRICE
$
5,995
‘96 MERCEDES BENZ
C-Class C280, 2.8L 6 cyl., auto., AC,
leather, loaded, very clean.
$
4,995
‘01 CADILLAC DEVILLE
4.6L V8, auto., TC, PW, PL, tilt, cruise,
CD, alloy whls., leather, loaded.
YOUR PRICE
$
5,495
‘02 FORD EXPLORER 4X4
4.0L V6, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, CD, AC.
KBB $7,325.
YOUR PRICE
$
6,495
‘04 DODGE DURANGO
SLT, 4 dr., 4x4, 4.7L V8, leather, 3rd
row seating. KBB $11,230.
YOUR PRICE
$
7,450
‘01 PLYMOUTH NEON
4 dr., 2.0L, auto., FWD, AC, power
steering, tilt wheel. KBB $4,760
YOUR PRICE
$
3,450
‘98 FORD CONTOUR LX
2.0L 4 cyl., 5 speed manual, PW, PL.
KBB $1,975.
YOUR PRICE
$
1,799
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Sales • Service • Quick Lube
KELLER NORTH COUNTRY MOTORS
NOW LOCATED ON M-82 • HOWARD CITY
Visit us on the web at
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DALE LONGCORE
Sales Manager
Mon. & Wed. 8 am - 7 pm;
Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8 am - 6 pm;
Sat. 10 am - 2 pm
(231) 937-5173 OR 1-877-937-5173
Tax, title, license, DOC, down. Payments on best terms available. WAC. *Call dealer for details.
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
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‘00 PONT. MONTANA
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leather, DVD, quads, loaded. KBB $5,570.
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$
4,595
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Winter Coolant
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Most makes
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$
19
99
ALL DAY EVERY DAY
Full Service OIL CHANGE
Most makes
& models
* Some restrictions may apply.
M
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BIG BENS TIRES
& AUTO REPAIRS
You’ll Be Ready With
New Tires From Big Ben’s!
All prices are each
mounted, balanced,
and with tax included.
No hidden costs.
Cooper
Discoverer ATR
$
20
Off
Set of 4
All Sizes
Cooper
CS-4
$
20
Off
Set of 4
All Sizes
Cooper
Lifeliner GLS
$
20
Off
Set of 4
All Sizes
Price
We Now
Carry:
Oxygen,
Acetylene
& Argon
Buy any
set of 4 new tires, get FREE fl at repair,
FREE rotation & balance
for the life of the tires on
your vehicle.
Nokian
Vatiiva A/T
$
20
Off
Set of 4
All Sizes
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17980 Northland Dr. • Sand Lake • (Corner of Northland & Pine)
M - Th 9 - 6 • F 9 - 5 • Sat. 9 - 1
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185/70R14...... $68.43
195/70R14...... $71.43
195/60R15...... $75.67
195/65R15...... $75.33
205/65R15...... $80.21
205/70R15...... $80.59
205/75R15...... $81.72
215/70R15...... $83.69
215/75R15...... $84.42
235/75R15...... $92.17
215/60R16...... $89.90
215/65R16...... $92.48
225/60R16...... $90.59
SF340’s
OIL
CHANGES
$
16
95*
$
24
95*
Oil & Filter
Full Service
$
2

OFF
We use semi synthetic
oil at no extra charge.
*On most vehicles. Up to 5 qts.
EXCLUDES DIESELS.
Tues. Ladies Day &
Thurs. Seniors Day
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Way back when

Do You
Recall?

Compiled by Virginia Tully
Health & Wellness Centers
Edmore Lakeview Stanton
989-427-5141 989-352-8168 989-831-4140
Owned by Pharmacists - Run by Pharmacists
1950 – Lakeview schools superintendent
James Kos, along with a student helper
opened the holiday season with a bang
when a tree in the school needed a bulb
replaced, with the tree falling one way
and the two gentlemen going down in
different directions – no one injured just
two gentlemen’s dignities.
The Lakeview telephone office has
received a letter of praise for their part in
summoning fire departments promptly
for the recent fire at the Rustford Power
Plant.
1960 – Mrs. Elizabeth Mattritz of Lakev-
iew recently celebrated her 90th birthday
along with her great grandson Richard
Langdon as he celebrated his 10th.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dickerson of Mor-
ley celebrated their golden anniversary
with a party hosted by their daughter.
1975 – The Clare Lints of Blanchard are
celebrating their 40th wedding anniver-
sary with an open house at the Masonic
Hall in Winn.
Bollinger’s garage in downtown
Lakeview was truly open for business
when a car left running in front decided
to follow its owner inside and took out a
front window.
1995 – The Jolly Old Elf Santa himself
returned for the third year to the Lakev-
iew Animal Clinic to hear the Christmas
wishes of the pets with many grateful
human parents bringing in their four-
footed children.
The Lakeview area Chamber of
Commerce is helping to fund the pur-
chase of new streetlights for the Main
Street and Washington Avenue as well.
Droski Insurance
Agency, Inc.
Paige Denslow • Jamie Bunting
104 E. Edgerton St., Howard City, MI 49329-0340
231-937-5563
Ask Us About Group Discounts
27 years of Hometown Service for your auto, recreational vehicle,
home, business, and life insurance needs.
www.droskiinsurance.com
Fresh From The Farm
BIRD’S FARM MEATS INC.
2 miles south of M-82 on Cypress • Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6; Sat. 9 - 5
We accept vendor coupons and Bridge Cards.
birdfarmmeats.com
Effective Dec. 20, 2010 thru Dec. 24, 2010
Homemade • Hickory Stick
SUMMER SAUSAGE
$
3
29
lb.
Medium
CHEDDAR CHEESE
$
1
99
lb.
lb.
Old Fashion
HAMS
$
1
99
Honey Cured
Hickory Smoked
10-20
lb. avg.
Center Cut
PORK CHOPS
$
1
99
lb.
Rolled Beef
RUMP ROAST
$
2
49
lb.
Jumbo • Chicken
WINGS
99
¢
lb.
10# • White
POTATOES
$
1
79
8 lb. Navel
ORANGES
$
4
99
Maxwell House
COFEE
$
6
99
34 oz.
Pork • Country Style
RIBS
$
1
39
Cooked
SHRIMP
$
7
99
REDI WHIP
Aerosol
4/$
5 6 oz. lb. 2 lb.
Boneless
RIB EYE ROAST
$
4
99
lb.
DEC.
24
Hours
9 - 4
FRUIT
BASKETS
Made to
Order
* Some restrictions may apply.
M
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DE IN TH
E
BIG BENS TIRES
& AUTO REPAIRS
You’ll Be Ready With
New Tires From Big Ben’s!
All prices are each
mounted, balanced,
and with tax included.
No hidden costs.
Cooper
Discoverer ATR
$
20
Off
Set of 4
All Sizes
Cooper
CS-4
$
20
Off
Set of 4
All Sizes
Cooper
Lifeliner GLS
$
20
Off
Set of 4
All Sizes
Price
We Now
Carry:
Oxygen,
Acetylene
& Argon
Buy any
set of 4 new tires, get FREE fl at repair,
FREE rotation & balance
for the life of the tires on
your vehicle.
Nokian
Vatiiva A/T
$
20
Off
Set of 4
All Sizes
BIG BENS TIRES & AUTO REPAIRS
17980 Northland Dr. • Sand Lake • (Corner of Northland & Pine)
M - Th 9 - 6 • F 9 - 5 • Sat. 9 - 1
616-636-8350 or 231-937-TIRE (8473)
This number forwards to our Sand Lake location
Check Us Out
On Facebook!
175/65R14...... $67.71
185/65R14...... $70.30
185/70R14...... $68.43
195/70R14...... $71.43
195/60R15...... $75.67
195/65R15...... $75.33
205/65R15...... $80.21
205/70R15...... $80.59
205/75R15...... $81.72
215/70R15...... $83.69
215/75R15...... $84.42
235/75R15...... $92.17
215/60R16...... $89.90
215/65R16...... $92.48
225/60R16...... $90.59
SF340’s
OIL
CHANGES
$
16
95*
$
24
95*
Oil & Filter
Full Service
$
2

OFF
We use semi synthetic
oil at no extra charge.
*On most vehicles. Up to 5 qts.
EXCLUDES DIESELS.
Tues. Ladies Day &
Thurs. Seniors Day
GIFT
CERTIFICATES
AVAILABLE
FOR ANY
SERVICE
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NEED YOUR
TRADE!
HUGE
PRE-OWNED
SALE
2007 to 2010
IMPALAS
$9,995
WHILE THEY LAST • WELL EQUIPPED • LOW MILES
BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY
05 FORD FREESTYLE LIMITED
$
11,995
AWD, Leather,
3rd Row Seating,
Rear Air & Heat,
Local Trade.
07 FORD FOCUS WAGON
$
8,995
Like New.
Only 48,000 Miles.
09 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB 4x4
$
29,995
All Terrain,
Low Miles,
Fresh Trade.
2007-2009 PONTIAC G6 200000000000777777 20 20000000777777 20
1.9%
for 60 mo. on all
G6 Certified Cars.
NEW ARRIVALS DAILY!! WELL EQUIPPED!!
POWER WINDOWS • POWER LOCKS • BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY
LOW MILES • SEVERAL AVAILABLE – YOUR CHOICE
*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.
ALWAYS CLEAN, LOW MILE, LATE MODEL VEHICLES
616-887-1791
Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave.
www.spartachevy.com
05 CHEVY 3500 CREW DIESEL
$
34,995
Dually, 4x4, 65K,
Auxiliary Gas Tank,
Gooseneck 5th Wheel
Hitch, Leather.
Mac Daddy of them all!
F
rom
$8,995
From
07 BUICK LaCROSSE CX
$
15,995
16,000 Miles.
Like New!
07 SATURN OUTLOOK
$
17,995
42K, 3rd Row
Seating, Remainder
of Factory
Warranty.
Many
To Choose
From
MO’ TOWN
Pizza & Subs
121 Cass
Downtown Morley
231-856-7720
MO’ TOWN PIZZA & SUBS
4th YEAR
ANNIVERSARY
Through January 8, 2011
Buy a 16” Pizza, get your name
into a drawing to be a
BIG WINNER!!!
1st Place: Will receive One 16” pizza
once a week for a YEAR!!
2nd Place: Will receive a 12” pizza
once a week for a YEAR!!
3rd Place: Will receive any size pizza
once a month for a YEAR!!
9pm
9920 Reed Rd. • Howard City
937-6440
ALSO AT THESE MUSKEGON STORES: 1663 W. SHERMAN AND 1680 E. APPLE AVE.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, DEC. 22
ND
& 23
RD
9:00AM - 7:00PM AT OUR NEWAYGO STORE, 193 W. RIVER DR.
U.S.A.
Wild Caught
Extra Large
Uncooked
Shrimp
~12
99
U.S.A.
Wild Caught
Jonah
Crab
Claws
~5
99
save up to ~1.00 lb. lb. save up to ~3.00 lb.
save up to ~3.00
Fresh
Canadian
Mussels
2 lb. bag
~5
99
lb.
Maryland
Pub Style
Crab
Cakes
3 oz.
2
/~4
Product
of Russia
Colossal
King Crab
Legs
~22
99
save up to ~7.00 lb.
lb.
save up to ~1.00 on 2 save up to ~2.00 lb.
From Ludington, MI
Walter’s
Wild Caught
Smoked Fish
Whitefish ~6
99
Alaskan
Salmon ~7
99
U.S.A.
Wild Caught
Extra Large
Sea
Scallops
~9
99
save up to ~5.00 lb. lb.
save up to ~3.00 lb.
U.S.A.
Wild Caught
Large
Uncooked
Shrimp
~8
99
lb.
Product of
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Extra Large
Cooked
Cocktail
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~9
99
lb.
Product
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Large
King
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~14
99
lb.
save up to ~5.00 lb. save up to ~3.00 lb.
North Atlantic
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~22
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4 oz.
~5
99
ea. save up to ~2.00 save up to ~7.00
2-Day Seafood Roadshow!
THIS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY AT OUR NEWAYGO STORE
DECEMBER 22
ND
AND 23
RD
, 9:00AM - 7:00PM
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
n Obituary, Page 4
n Community News,
Pages 4 & 5
n Recognition, Page 6
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R E C O G N I Z E D
The Newaygo High School
Marching Band was presented
with a congratulatory plaque at
the School Board meeting held on
Monday, November 22nd, by Mr.
Larry Lethorn, Superintendent of
Newaygo Schools. Mr. Daniel Bar-
nett, Band Director, Mrs. Sue Cor-
nell, Band Aide, and the band mem-
bers were commended for their
hard work and dedication commit-
ted to this year’s marching band
program and for their frst place
win at the Michigan Competing
Band Association (MCBA ) compe-
tition held in Detroit on Nov. 6.
Newaygo High School Marching Band receives congratulatory plaque
PLAQUE: During a recent school board meeting, the Newaygo High School Marching Band received a congratulatory plaque. Picture here (from left)
are Mr. Larry Lethorn, Superintendent; Mr. Daniel Barnett, Band Director; Ms. Sue Cornell, Band Aide; Devin Flint, Carlee Iwema, Megan Garvin, Tailor
Mast and Joey Naperola
LAKEVIEW — The Michigan Center for
Rural Health recently awarded Spectrum
Health Kelsey Hospital four 2010 Michigan
Rural Health Quality Improvement Awards in
the following areas:
n Inpatient Clinical Performance Excel-
lence Award
n Outpatient Clinical Performance
Achievement Award
n Customer Service Outpatient Setting
Improvement Award
n Customer Service Emergency Depart-
ment Setting Improvement Award
This is the second year the Michigan Cen-
ter for Rural Health has offered these awards.
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital applied evi-
dence-based medicine to improve care pro-
cesses in the treatment of acute myocardial
infarction, chest pain, heart failure and pneu-
monia as well as overall customer service.
Award recipients must be committed to
providing their patients with high quality
health care. The awards recognize the dedica-
tion of hospital staff to provide the right care
to the right patient each and every time.
“These awards are an important valida-
tion of the tremendous care that is provided
at Kelsey Hospital,” said Brian Brasser, RN,
chief nursing and operating offcer. “Time
and time again, our providers and our staff
provide the very best in medical care in a lo-
cal setting. We are committed to the tenets of
quality improvement that embrace evidence-
based medicine to improve health outcomes.”
Staff and administration at Kelsey Hospi-
tal selected the clinical areas they sought to
improve and then took part in the following:
1. Collected and submitted data quar-
terly
2. Identifed opportunities to improve
care process and implement changes to result
in compliance with evidence-based change.
3. Developed and submitted a Quality
Improvement Plan annually describing cur-
rent activities and interventions to improve
performance measures.
4. Shared barriers, best practice proto-
cols, tools and lessons learned in improving
processes with the Critical Access Hospitals
statewide
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital receives four
2010 Michigan Rural Health Quality Awards
6 RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER•MONDAY,DECEMBER20,2010
North AmericAN Precis syNdicAte
The mere thought of income taxes can send
taxpayers’ blood pressure through the roof, even
for those with simple returns. Whether your
blood pressure rises a little or a lot, you can de-
crease tax-time stress with eight easy tips.
1. Good record keeping cuts down
time spent doing your taxes and may be
required if you receive an Internal Rev-
enue Service notice or are audited.
Records should include information that im-
pacts your federal tax return, including a copy of
last year’s return.
2. Don’t procrastinate.
Rushing encourages errors that can result in
lost time and money, and ultimately a rejected
return. If you haven’t kept good tax records, you
may need extra time to fnd documents.
3. Hundreds of changes are made to
federal tax law every year.
Dedicating a few minutes to learning about
major changes can save you money and time.
At minimum, learn about the tax breaks still
available in the American Recovery and Re-
investment Act, including credits for energy
improvements to your home and “green” cars.
Start with the IRS’ website at www.irs.gov and
click on “Individuals.” You don’t have to be an
accountant to understand the information. Do-
it-yourself tax preparation solutions also offer
helpful information; the “Tax Information” tab
at www.taxact.com summarizes key changes for
2010 returns.
4. File and pay on time, or pay late fees
and interest.
While state deadlines vary, 2010 federal re-
turns are due April 18, 2011 (April 15 is a federal
holiday). Can’t fle by then? File Form 4868 for
a six-month fling extension and pay as much of
your taxes as possible by April 18 to minimize
interest and penalties. If you can’t pay all of
your tax bill totaling $25,000 or less, apply for a
monthly payment agreement via Form 9465.
5. Do your taxes online or download
tax preparation software.
“Tax law can be complicated, but doing your
own taxes doesn’t have to be,” says TaxACT
spokesperson Jessi Dolmage. “Top solutions go
well beyond completing tax forms and doing the
math for you. They’re affordable, easy, identify
potential tax-saving opportunities, alert you of
possible errors and missing data, and provide
answers if you have questions. They even help
you strategize for next year.”
6. Do comparison shopping before
choosing a tax preparation solution.
Check out the free products. Are there fees
for certain forms or to e-fle? What help is free
and what help do you have to pay for? Will it
walk you through tax implications of life chang-
es? Can you import data? Are you guaranteed
accuracy and a maximum refund? Can you try it
risk-free? If using a paid product, at what point
in the process do you have to pay?
7. Electronically fle.
Nearly 70 percent of all federal returns were
e-fled last year. Unlike paper flers, you’ll re-
ceive e-mail confrmation when the IRS process-
es your return, usually within 48 hours. You’ll
need last year’s adjusted gross income or your
fve-digit self-select PIN used last year to e-fle.
If you’re claiming the First-time Homebuyer or
Adoption Credit, the IRS requires you to mail
certain documentation with your return.
8. Want your federal refund in as few
as eight days?
E-fle and select direct deposit. You can
track your refund status and receive your refund
at least one week earlier than those requesting
checks.
More tax tips and information can be found
at www.irs.gov. TaxACT Free Federal Edition
allows all taxpayers to prepare, print and e-fle
an IRS return free and offers free tax help via
e-mail at www.taxact.com.
Easy tips to cut tax-time stress
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Do you suffer from health problems, back or neck pain
or painful joints? What about migraines or hip pain?
Have you thought of trying chiropractic but are a bit
nervous because of what you heard? If you answered
yes, this could be the most eye-opening article you’ll
ever read.
It’s true, something definitely could happen to you if
you visit a chiropractor, and I’ll get to that in a minute.
My name is Dr. Jason Dettwiler. Dr. Brad Crawford
and I are chiropractors at Howard City Chiropractic and
we’re here to set the record straight on chiropractic.
“Does Chiropractic Really Work?”
Chiropractic has been around for over a hundred years,
and has been used to help everyone from tiny babies to
the elderly. Even top sports stars and entertainers… like
Tiger Woods, Emmitt Smith, Tony Robbins, Joe Mon-
tana, Lance Armstrong, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Mel Gibson. These professional athletes have the
money to hire any kind of doctors they want, yet they
choose to have a chiropractor on their team.
In fact, the U.S. government is so convinced chiroprac-
tic works they’ve been paying for it through the Medi-
care system for 30 years.
In addition to that, here’s what some of the top medical
researchers had to say about chiropractic…
“Manipulation [chiropractic adjustments], with or with-
out exercise, improved symptoms more than medical
care did after both 3 and 12 months.”– British Medical
Journal
“Chiropractor’s manipulation of the spine was more
helpful than any of the following: traction, massage,
biofeedback, acupuncture, injection of steroids into the
spine and back corsets, and ultrasound.” -- Stanley Bi-
gos, MD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
“Isn’t Chiropractic Just For Back Pain?”
Chiropractic works great for all kinds of pain; at our
office we’ve helped patients with a wide range of prob-
lems.
We help conditions like…
Headaches and Migraines
Athletic Injuries
Numbness in the Arms and Legs
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Asthma and Allergies
Car Accidents
Shoulder, Hip and Knee Pain
And much more
There’s an endless list of health problems chiropractic
can help with. For example, here’s what a recent study
on chiropractic and high blood pressure found. “This
procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pres-
sure medications given in combination… And it seems
to be adverse-event free. We saw no side effects and no
problems” said study leader George Bakris, MD, direc-
tor of the University of Chicago Hypertension Center.
“How Much Does Chiropractic Cost?”
It’s impossible to know for sure what you’ll need to get
rid of your nagging health problem until I’ve examined
you. That’s why when you mention this ad $25 will get
you all the services we normally charge new patients
$257 for!
What does this offer include? Everything we normally
do in the new patient evaluations. Take a look at what
you will receive:
1. An in-depth consultation about your health where I
will listen … really listen.
2. A complete neuromuscular examination.
3. A full set of specialized digital posture photos (NOTE:
These would normally cost you at least $100).
4. A thorough analysis of your exam and digital photo
findings so we can start mapping out your plan to
being pain free.
We’ll answer all your most probing questions about
chiropractic and what it can do for you.
The appointment will not take long at all and you won’t
be sitting in the waiting room for long – no more than
15 minutes.
Chiropractic very well could be the answer you’ve been
looking for.
What If This Happened To You Too?
With our “Chiropractic Evaluation” we’ll be able to
find the problem and then correct it.
Think of how you’ll feel in just a few short weeks. See
and feel your life change for the better.
Start your body on the way to pain-free, normal liv-
ing. Feel tight joints rest, relax, free up. Feel muscles
tied in knots become more supple. Feel strength in your
muscles increase.
As you begin to see motion returning to your joints,
you’re preventing and reducing chances of disability
and a crippling future.
Call today and we can get started with getting you on
the road to better health!
To take us up on this special offer, you must call 231-
648-6251 before February 3rd, 2011. Our office is
called Howard City Chiropractic and you can find us at
230 W. Shaw St. (M-82).
What we’re offering here is something quite different.
What if you got better? What if it happened to you at
the chiropractor?
We encourage you to call today and start living a health-
ier, more joyful life.
In Health,
Dr. Jason Dettwiler
What If This Happened To You At The Chiropractor?
This is a paid advertisement
MONDAY,DECEMBER20,2010•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 7
StatePoint Media
Cash or credit? It’s probably one of
the most important decisions you’ll make
this holiday shopping season.
Almost half of consumers expect to
charge an average of $100 to $500 more
than usual on their credit cards during
the holidays, according to a recent my-
FICO.com survey. And for many people
it will take up to six months to pay off
these bills.
“It’s important to not get caught
up in the season and overspend during
the holidays,” said Michael McAuliffe,
president of the non-proft Family Credit
Management Services. “Charging your
purchases is not the problem. Emotional
or impulse spending is the problem, and
credit cards simply make it easier.”
The experts at Family Credit Manage-
ment are offering some tips to help avoid
sinking into extra debt this season:
n Create a detailed holiday shopping
budget this year by listing how much
you will spend on every person on your
list. Then total the amounts. If the total
is too high, decide whether to scale back
on the purchases or give to few people.
Whatever you do, make sure it’s a realis-
tic budget that you won’t regret after the
holidays.
n Avoiding “window shopping” (in-
store or online), which increases the
temptation to buy items not on your list.
But when you are shopping, either local-
ly or online, check out coupon websites
and in-store discounts to see if they ap-
ply to your list.
n When shopping online beware of
“recommendation software” that con-
vinces you to buy things that a few min-
utes earlier you didn’t even know exist-
ed. If your life was fne fve minutes ago
without it, you don’t need it now.
n Use a debit card instead of credit,
but make sure you know how much is in
your account -- you don’t want to bounce
checks or be charged overdraft fees.
n Steer clear of new department store
credit card offers of immediate savings.
They usually charge higher interest rates
than the major cards such as Visa or
Mastercard and will simply add to your
debt. Just opening one may negatively
affect your credit score.
n Make your own gifts. The most
cherished gifts are frequently the “heir-
loom gifts,” passed down through family
members. Or you can use your existing
talents and skills to create thoughtful
gifts, such as writing a short story for
your favorite niece and nephew.
For additional holiday shopping tips,
general money management tips or a
spending plan, visit www.familycredit.
org.
Don’t overspend this holiday season
North AmericAN Precis syNdicAte
The mere thought of income taxes can send
taxpayers’ blood pressure through the roof, even
for those with simple returns. Whether your
blood pressure rises a little or a lot, you can de-
crease tax-time stress with eight easy tips.
1. Good record keeping cuts down
time spent doing your taxes and may be
required if you receive an Internal Rev-
enue Service notice or are audited.
Records should include information that im-
pacts your federal tax return, including a copy of
last year’s return.
2. Don’t procrastinate.
Rushing encourages errors that can result in
lost time and money, and ultimately a rejected
return. If you haven’t kept good tax records, you
may need extra time to fnd documents.
3. Hundreds of changes are made to
federal tax law every year.
Dedicating a few minutes to learning about
major changes can save you money and time.
At minimum, learn about the tax breaks still
available in the American Recovery and Re-
investment Act, including credits for energy
improvements to your home and “green” cars.
Start with the IRS’ website at www.irs.gov and
click on “Individuals.” You don’t have to be an
accountant to understand the information. Do-
it-yourself tax preparation solutions also offer
helpful information; the “Tax Information” tab
at www.taxact.com summarizes key changes for
2010 returns.
4. File and pay on time, or pay late fees
and interest.
While state deadlines vary, 2010 federal re-
turns are due April 18, 2011 (April 15 is a federal
holiday). Can’t fle by then? File Form 4868 for
a six-month fling extension and pay as much of
your taxes as possible by April 18 to minimize
interest and penalties. If you can’t pay all of
your tax bill totaling $25,000 or less, apply for a
monthly payment agreement via Form 9465.
5. Do your taxes online or download
tax preparation software.
“Tax law can be complicated, but doing your
own taxes doesn’t have to be,” says TaxACT
spokesperson Jessi Dolmage. “Top solutions go
well beyond completing tax forms and doing the
math for you. They’re affordable, easy, identify
potential tax-saving opportunities, alert you of
possible errors and missing data, and provide
answers if you have questions. They even help
you strategize for next year.”
6. Do comparison shopping before
choosing a tax preparation solution.
Check out the free products. Are there fees
for certain forms or to e-fle? What help is free
and what help do you have to pay for? Will it
walk you through tax implications of life chang-
es? Can you import data? Are you guaranteed
accuracy and a maximum refund? Can you try it
risk-free? If using a paid product, at what point
in the process do you have to pay?
7. Electronically fle.
Nearly 70 percent of all federal returns were
e-fled last year. Unlike paper flers, you’ll re-
ceive e-mail confrmation when the IRS process-
es your return, usually within 48 hours. You’ll
need last year’s adjusted gross income or your
fve-digit self-select PIN used last year to e-fle.
If you’re claiming the First-time Homebuyer or
Adoption Credit, the IRS requires you to mail
certain documentation with your return.
8. Want your federal refund in as few
as eight days?
E-fle and select direct deposit. You can
track your refund status and receive your refund
at least one week earlier than those requesting
checks.
More tax tips and information can be found
at www.irs.gov. TaxACT Free Federal Edition
allows all taxpayers to prepare, print and e-fle
an IRS return free and offers free tax help via
e-mail at www.taxact.com.
Easy tips to cut tax-time stress
7
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Dec. 21, 22 & 23
7:00pm - 8:30pm
40th Annual Living Nativity
Please come to
Ballard Church of Christ on
Tuesday, December 21st
from 7pm-8:30pm to see
the Living Nativity.
Ballard Church of Christ
1633 10 Mile Rd • Sparta
Dec. 23
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Visit Santa
at the Santa House
Sparta
Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 616-887-2454
Dec. 24
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service
Sparta United Methodist
Church
54 E Division • Sparta
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StatePoint Media
Outdoor play is great for kids, but
what do you do on those cold, rainy or
blustery days when Mother Nature seems
to be conspiring against you?
“Most parents aren’t comfortable with
the television or video game console act-
ing as babysitter,” says Emily Kilpatrick.
Vice President of the National Center for
Family Literacy (NCFL), “but they also
struggle to fnd indoor activities that re-
ally nurture their children’s minds.”
Parents can encourage their children’s
natural curiosity by fnding fun indoor
activities that spark their imaginations
while they’re away from the classroom.
To help, here are some of the most
popular indoor activities from the NCFL’s
new educational website, www.Wondero-
polis.org, which features a novel “Wonder
of the Day” daily for parents to explore
with children:
n Let It Snow: Whether you live in a
warm or cold climate, almost all children
are fascinated by snow. With the help of
some pipe cleaners and a few other simple
supplies, you and your kids can learn how
to make your own ice crystals in a jar.
n Do-It-Yourself Aromatherapy:
Recycling takes on a fun twist when you
help your kids turn old wax crayons and
empty soup cans into homemade candles.
Add some scented oil or a few drops of
vanilla extract to create a calming atmo-
sphere in your home. Just make sure to
never leave a lit candle unattended or in
reach of small children.
n Create Virtual Biographies: Are
your kids fascinated with a historical leg-
end like King Tut or a children’s author
like J.K. Rowling? If so, have them create
a modern-day biography by researching
them online. Then have some real fun by
asking your children to imagine what it
would be like to be Facebook friends with
that person. What would his profle look
like? What would she talk about? Would
Jacques Cousteau like “Jaws” or “Titan-
ic?”
n Go Stargazing: Not many people
live far enough north to view the beauty
of the northern lights. Even if you do, ar-
tifcial light and inclement weather can
make stargazing diffcult. But the Aurora-
MAX Observatory in Yellowknife, Cana-
da, conveniently broadcasts live video via
Webcam every night, allowing viewers all
over the world to experience the beauty of
aurora borealis frsthand.
n Plan a Staycation: Is the econo-
my putting a crimp in your normal travel
plans this year? Check out the Wonder of
the Day titled “What Would You Do on
a Staycation?” to get ideas on how to get
your kids excited about not going away for
vacation. A basement camping trip can be
just as fun as an authentic camping trip,
while still enjoying the luxuries of home.
For more fun indoor activities to ex-
plore with your kids, visit www.Wondero-
polis.org.
Remember, you can make learning
fun for your kids and explore the world
without ever leaving your family room.
Fun indoor
activities
for kids
ACIVITIES: Indoor activities can be just as fun and educational as outdoor play. (Courtesy photo)
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Big Prairie Township Campground Stickers
On sale from January 2nd-16th, 2011 only
$10.00 each
Information needed for Seasonal & Visitor Stickers:
Make, Model, Year of Vehicle, and License Plate #
Boat Stickers: MC #’s and Trailer Plate #’s
This information is required
at the time of purchase.
Launching of boats all year long require both Visitor
and Boat Stickers.
Big Bend Park (231) 689-6325
Oxbow Park (231) 856-4279
Closed Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s
A Special Delivery
From Santa
Nothing new about this fact…
our readers and customers are always
appreciated, whatever the season.
We wish you and your family a
Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year.
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Local Full Service Mobile Recycling Centers
Paper • Glass • Metal • Plastic 1 - 7
All containers must be clean.
All types of household batteries will be accepted
(For example: Alkaline, nickel, cadmium, cell
phone, and button batteries)
NO lead acid automotive batteries.
For questions please contact MSU Extension office at
989-831-7500
Attendants will also be on site.
Howard City: 2nd Tuesday of the
month 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
& Monday, December 27
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Fire Station/
Village Offices, 125 East Shaw
Due to the holiday season the
original date has been changed.
Lakeview: 4th Wednesday of
the month - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
High School Parking Lot,
9800 N. Youngman Road.
Recycling brochure can be found at the MSU Extension website:
www.msue.msu.org/montcalm under the Recycling-Resource Recovery area.
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PLEASE SHOVEL
OUT Your Mailbox!
If our drivers can't reach your
mailbox, they can't deliver
your shopper's guide and/or
newspaper. Give our drivers
a hand and shovel around
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Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein
Reynolds Township Library
MINUTES 12/10/10
Members & Guests Present: Pat Bauman, Renae Brooks, Arlene Butler, Maxine Forward, Linda
Godley, Donna Kellogg, Betty MacTavish, Judy Parker, Vicky Paulen, Chris Poprawski, Lavonne
Rehfus, Betty Riemer, Kera Roesly, Patricia Smith, and Janice Williams, Library Director.
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Vicky Paulen.
Approval of Minutes: A correction was made to the November minutes. The starting time for
the bake sale is 10:00 a.m. rather than 9:00 a.m. as the minutes stated. Motion by Arlene B. to
approve the November 12, 2010, minutes as corrected, seconded by Betty R. All approved.
Treasurers Report: Treasurer Linda G. passed out an updated report. Lavonne R. made a motion
to accept the Treasurers report as presented, seconded by Patricia S. All approved.
Director’s Report: Janice W.
1. Reported to the group that a portion of library funding has been lost due to the expiration
of the Renaissance tax fund.
2. Reported to the group that sales from the Used Book Cart have been steady during the
first month of operation.
3. The library has been selling used VHS tapes. The proceeds of which have been used to
purchase kid’s audio books.
4. She also thanked Brenda B., Chairman of the Christmas Home Tour, and FOL members
for another successful event.
Publicity Report: Arlene B. thanked the group for their help with all the publicity that has been
required due to the many recent activities of the FOL.
Facebook: Renae B. reported she has put updated information on our Facebook page. She will be
adding pictures of the Home Tour soon.
OLD BUSINESS
Free Magazines: Donations of current magazines are always welcome due to the popularity of
this program.
Tour of Homes: Chairperson Brenda B. was absent today but sent in a report on this activity
which Vicky P. read to the membership. After a discussion by the membership, a motion was
made by Lavonne R. and seconded by Betty R. to give Christian Kindel a gift of appreciation for
his support of the Christmas Home Tour. Another motion was made by Renae B. and seconded
by Patricia S. to give a gift certificate to Barb Bazan for designing and preparing the tickets for
the Christmas Home Tour.
Quilt Meeting: Vicky P. asked the quilt committee to meet soon to make decisions for this year’s
quilt raffle. After the committee meets, they will bring back ideas and plans to the membership.
On-Going Used Book Sale: Janice W. reported the first month of sales from the used book cart
have been successful. Paperbacks cost 50 cents and hard cover books $2.00. Stop by the Library
to see the selections. The cart will be maintained by FOL members.
NEW BUSINESS
Village Tree Lighting: Janice W. reported everything is ready for this evening’s activities. She
reported that 35 ornaments have been sold this year.
Christmas Program and Bake Sale: Chairperson Pat B. stated that everything is in place for the
bake sale which takes place tomorrow. Programs of music will be presented by the Tri County
Jazz Band and Cal Olson from Grand Rapids.
Friends of the Michigan Libraries: Vicky P. reported there will be a workshop in Lansing in
February and one in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. She encouraged members from
our local group to consider attending one of these workshops.
Officers and Committees for 2011: A nomination committee has been set up to present a slate of
potential officers for the 2011 year. The elections will take place in January.
OTHER BUSINESS
Book Club: The book for January is “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall
Smith. The book discussion will take place on Monday, January 3, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in the
Library Reading Room. Everyone is encouraged to read the book and join in on the discussion.
Adjournment: Betty R. made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Renae B. All approved.
Next Meeting: Friday, January 14 ,2011 at 9:00 a.m.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!
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VILLAGE OF PIERSON
Meeting Synopsis
December 5, 2010

Call to order: 5:05 pm
Present: Karl VanHaren /President, Delaine Burden/Treasurer, Tesha Gould/Clerk,
Duane Griffes/Council member, Verna Smigiel/Council member, Rebecca Starr/
Council member, Dawn Howard-Lewis /Council member
Actions Taken:
• Accepted November minutes.
• The Village signs should be installed within next two weeks; no framing needed.
• DPW Report given by Bill Fifield.
• Approved November’s bills totaling $14,855.78
• Presented bank balances.
• The Village has a post office box (#216) rather than a mail box.
• Change in Hall policies/fees will be discussed at next meeting.
Adjourn: 8:03 pm

Next meeting scheduled: January 2, 2011 at 5pm
A complete copy of the minutes is available at the Village Office during regular
office hours.
Tesha Rush Gould, Clerk
Reynolds Township
Regular Meeting of the Board
Meeting Date: December 9, 2010
Called to order: 7:00 p.m.
Members present: Supervisor Keith Grannis, Clerk Tina Porzondek, Treasurer
Roger Stedman, Trustee Lee Olsen. Absent: Trustee Ann Yanke
Action Items:
Motion to approve consent agenda containing previous minutes, treasurer’s report,
zoning report, fire report and police report by Olsen, second by Stedman. 4 ayes, 1
absent. Approved.
Motion to approve the 2011 Chloride Contract for 23.25 miles of road at a cost of
$15,951.00 by Olsen, second by Porzondek. 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.
Motion by Stedman, second by Olsen to continue donating to the Remonumenta-
tion Program by approving three additional corners of the township to be reestab-
lished through the program. 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.
Motion by Grannis, second by Porzondek to allow cemetery sexton to remove dam-
aged trees from the cemetery at a cost of up to $2500.00. 4 ayes, 1 absent. Ap-
proved.
Discussion Items:
Randy Heckman, Fire Chief notified the Township Board that the department’s re-
view demonstrated an improved ISO rating. We are pleased to report that the ISO
rating dropped from 6 to 5/8B. Residents may want to report the ISO changes to
their insurance company.
Robert Richards asked the Township to include an agenda or items of interest on the
township website prior to meetings.
Ken Hall is the new supervisor for Montcalm Co. Road Commission’s Howard
City garage.
Perry Drain complete, more clean up needed in the spring.
Public Comments:
Ron Baker, County Commissioner supported the township’s decision to participate
in the Remonumentation Program. Mr. Baker provided information about the hiring
of a new County Coroner.
Adjourned: 7: 39 p.m.
Next Meeting: January 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information call the township office at 231-937-6739 or check our website
www.montcalm.org/reynolds.twp
BIDS WANTED:
For Lawn Care Services for Pierson Township.
Includes lawns at the Town Hall and Cemetery.
Must have liability insurance.
Bidding closes at 12:00 (Noon) 1/31/11.
Submit Bids To:
Supervisor Brian Longcore
PO 109
Pierson, Mi 49339
KENT THEATRE
8 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs
616-696-7469
www.kenttheatre.org
December Coupon
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Movie: “Harry Potter and
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December 26, 27 & 28
Sun. & Mon. 1:00, 4:30 & 8:00 pm • Tues. 1:00, 4:30
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Help is Available:
Angel Food Ministries at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma
Ave., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. For info call 616-696-8236.
The Mid-Michigan District Health Department offers free vision testing,
as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more
information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 831-3644, Monday
through Friday.
Michigan Chapter of Pilots for Christ - We provide free air and ground service
for those with medical needs, pastors in need, missionaries cargo transportation.
616-636-5523.
A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month
(beginning in February 2010) at 6:30pm in the Conference Rooms at Carson
City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at 989-330-4091.
Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you have
been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer, meet with
others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of every month
from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977 W. 72nd St. (M-82),
Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb Kaminski, 231-924-7013.
Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle
Drop-In Center, 310 E. Main St., Stanton. Everyone is welcome. No dues or
fees. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve step program to help people cope
with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info call Carol
(989)831-8778.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm
on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. • Sparta
Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm.
Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. • White Cloud, Commission on Aging. Weigh in
5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93 Gibbs St. • Lakeview, New
Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:45-6:10pm on Mondays, meeting
6:15-7:15pm. East M-46. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church.
Weigh in 9:30am on Wednesdays, meeting 10:00-11:00am. East M-46. • Sand
Lake, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Weigh in 8:30-9:00am on Tuesdays,
meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland Dr. • Howard City, Howard City VFW
Hall, Thursdays weigh-in 4:30-5:10pm, meeting 5:15-6:00pm. First meeting free.
For information call 231-937-4441.
Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am,
Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St., Pierson, Michigan.
Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info.
Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm,
Health Department, White Cloud.
Addictions Program: Feel trapped in addiction? There is an answer! Reformers
Unanimous. A caring addiction program for any addiction, offered at Bills Lake
Baptist Church, 8549 Swan Ave., 7 miles east of Newaygo. Every Friday night
7-9p.m. Info. call 652-9940.
Rebos House 10 N. First Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Meeting Days &
Times: Monday-7pm, Big Book Meeting-Open; Tuesday-12Noon-Open, 5:30-
6:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm 12&12
12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm-Open, 7:00pm-
Closed (N/S) nonsmoking, 7:00pm-Alanon; Friday-All Open-12Noon, 7:00pm,
9:00pm; Saturday-All Open-8:30am, 10:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open-
9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm.; Friday-7:00pm-Young People of Addictions-Open.
Contact Sandy W. 616-636-8253. Last Thursday every month speakers meeting,
7:30pm. Arrive early if you want convenient parking.
Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug free).
Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell
Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous.
Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge
for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First
Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact 689-
6553, Marge.
Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays, 7pm,
United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS, BT)
Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St.
Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall.
Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984 Wilcox
Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line: If you are living
with physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, Call 1-800-374-WISE. Serving
Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem drinking,
please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to you - 652-
5574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only.
MORLEY: Open meeting, smoking allowed. 19180 Monroe, Morley. Call
Darrell for more information. 616-826-0859.
SPARTA: Sparta United Methodist Church, Monday 7:00pm; Monday,
7:30pm, Frank 678-4534, Wednesdays, 12noon, Harold 678-7508, Wednesdays,
8:00pm, Anggie 887-9952; Sparta Baptist Church, Fridays 7:30pm, Roger 887-
8508 (Spanish Speaking)
KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya 675-
7663
SAND LAKE: St. Mary’s/Mary Queen of Apostle Catholic Church, basement
of church, rear door, 51 Maple Street, Sand Lake. Mon. 8pm. Women only
- Sand Lake United Methodist Church (Community Room), corner of Maple
Street and Sixth Street, Sand Lake. Tuesdays at 7pm (front door entrance).
CROTON-HARDY: New Croton Township Hall, 5833 Division, Fri. 8pm - C;
Sun. 7pm - O
HOWARD CITY: VFW Hall, 1/2 mile south of Howard City, Larry 616-723-
5081, Wed. 7:30pm - O
GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. Front- 678-7508, Wed. 7:00pm - O.; Sun.
7:00pm - O
FREMONT: St Johns Episcopal, 124 Sullivan TUES., WEDS. & FRI.: Noon-O;
NCCS Building, 6308 S. Warner First SAT. of the month 6:30 Potlock 7:30
Speaker - O, SUN. 11:00am - O; Fremont Christian Church, 10 E. Elm MON. -
THURS. 12 Noon - O TUES. Al-Anon: 8:00pm SAT. 11AM - O.
Al-Anon: Tues. 8pm; Al-A teen: Tues. 8pm
NEWAYGO: St. Bartholomew Church, NS, 599 Brooks - Basement - John 924-
8027, Mon. 7:30pm - C; Step Mtg.; Thurs. 7:30pm - C
Newaygo Area Alano Club: 8406 Mason/M-37, Behind Tracy’s Custom River
Boats, just North of Speedway Unit #3. Mon. Noon (O), 7:30pm; Tues. Noon,
7:30pm; Wed. Noon, 7:30pm; Thurs. Noon, 7:30pm; Fri. Noon, 5:30pm (Men
only), 7:30pm (NON-Smoking - Women only – all types of recovery welcome);
Sat. Noon, 7:30pm (3
rd
Sat. of month is open, non-smoking, potluck dinner
6:30p, speaker meeting 7:30p, with game night following); Sun. 1:00pm, 7:30pm
(O).
WHITE CLOUD: Mental Health Bldg. - Basement, 1049 Newell - 689-1779-
Non-Smoking, Mon. & Wed. 8pm - C
SELF-HELP GROUP FOR EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL PROBLEMS:
Is your ability to function and live a normal life impaired because you have an
emotional or mental problem? Is stress, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks,
substance abuse or fear getting in the way of you being able to really “live”?
Newaygo County meeting, Fridays, 10:00am, United Methodist Church, 240
Williams Street, White Cloud. For more information, call 689-7330, or toll-free,
1-800-968-7330.
Hospice of Michigan – Offers Living on Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Vera’s
House located at 18 Justice St in Newaygo. For more information
please call Diane Snyder at 231-924-6123 or 800-837-3630.
The Howard City Harvest Festival Committee meets 2nd
Wednesday of month, 7:00pm, @ Timothy C. Hauenstein
Reynolds Township Library. Volunteers are needed. Info. Call
Cheryl @ 231-937-5686.
Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse meets at 7p.m. the second
Thursday of each month in the basement of the Mecosta
County jail. Looking for new members. For more information
call (231) 796-0966.
Free Clothing for those in need - Seventh Day Adventist
Church, 8060 M-46, Lakeview, in the Community Building
behind the church. Thursdays from 1-4pm.
Free Western Square Dance Lessons - Newaygo St.
Bartholomew’s Church - Thursday 3:30pm-6:00pm. Call Carole
(231)652-6183.
Fish Fry every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 - 7pm at the
Howard City VFW Post 3306, 1001 S. Ensley Rd.
Come sew at Heritage United Methodist Church on
Fridays from 10am to 3pm. Bring your machine and call for
supply list. New projects every week. Call Debbie Castle at 231-
354-6910 for more details or email at dcastle@pathwaynet.com.
Everyone welcome.
Greenville Auction & Flea Market - Every Friday at the
Old Meijer Store in Greenville on M-91. Flea market starts at
7:00am, Auction at 10:00am. Vendors and consignors wanted.
Call 616-225-9999 or email wwauctions@yahoo.com.
Every Sunday Sheridan VFW Post 5065 FREE Veteran’s
Breakfast for Veterans and/or wives (companions) or widows
at 209 W Washington 7:30am-8:45am.
Attention Seniors - Howard City Action Center, 132 E.
Edgerton, open 7 days a week. Call Karen West or Dawny
Kniffen 231-937-5950 for weekly schedule of events. Noon
lunches Tues, Wed, Thurs.
Library Happenings:
A Max and Ruby Party! Tuesday, January 4, 10:30 AM – Kent
District Library Sand Lake Branch. Join us for Max and Ruby
fun at the library! This party, based on these lovable characters,
will have bunny games, bunny crafts, and other book-related
bunny fun!
The Homeschool Group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of
each month. Tuesday, January 11, 3:00 PM – Kent District
Library Sand Lake Branch. Parents and children are welcome.
Plan events or projects, and work together on assignments. Join
together in a community of learning.
Experience Egypt - Saturday, January 22, 10:30 AM – Kent
District Library Sand Lake Branch. Come play games and make
crafts related to all things Egyptian as we dress like a pharaoh,
make ourselves mummies, and create a pyramid to celebrate Rick
Riordan’s Kane Chronicle series first title, “The Red Pyramid”.
Registration is required and participation is limited.
Toddler Time every Monday at 11:00am a story, craft, songs
and more at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township
Library. Ages 18 months-3 years old. For more information call
Cheryl at 231-937-5575.
Preschool Storytime every Tuesday at 11:00am stories, craft
and activities at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township
Library. Ages 3 years to 5 years old. For more information call
Cheryl at 231-937-9396.
Preschool Storytime at the Croton Library on Tuesdays
from 10:00am-11:00am. Program is for 2-5 year olds and
involves books, crafts, songs & fun.
The Friends of the Grant Area District Library meet at
10am on the third Tuesday of the month in the Community
Room. All interested persons are welcome to attend. The library
is located at 122 Elder St. in Grant.
The Friends of the Croton Township Library meet the
first Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm at the library. Please
come if interested in helping your local library.
Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library
holds Tweens program every Thursday after school at 4:00.
A variety of activities and learning experiences, with a book
discussion once a month. Ages 8-12 years old, questions call
Cheryl at 231-937-9396.
The Newaygo Area Friends of the Library Bookstore,
at Newaygo City Hall, open every Friday, 10am to 6pm and
Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends with hundreds of books
at Bargain Prices. Proceeds for new Library Building Fund.
FOL Meeting on the second Friday of the month thru Jan
11, on a trial basis, 117 Williams St., Howard City. The friends
of the Timothy C. Haunstein Reynolds Twp Library is looking
for additional members who are able and want to help The
Friends of The Library Excel in advancing the library. Library
location, 117 Williams St., Howard City. Please contact Vicky
Paulen at 231-937-5190 or Janice Williams at 231-937-5575.
Upcoming Events:
For a donation, Sandy will make any woman’s nails look
beautiful, and at the same time, allow you to support Still
Waters Counseling Ministry. Call Sandy, at 231-856-4342, to
schedule a manicure and all donations will go directly to Still
Waters.
Monday, December 20 – Farewell to Pete Hoekstra. The
Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce has reserved the meeting
room at Spanky’s Pizza at 12:00pm. Everyone is welcome to
stop by and talk to Pete and express your thanks for his years of
service. Spanky’s buffet will be available to all who would like
to purchase lunch.
Explore Europe during Montcalm Community College’s
study abroad trip to Rome, Paris, Florence and Pompeii in
May 2011. In partnership with EF Educational Tours, MCC
offers this trip to its students as well as community members
not enrolled at MCC. Contact MCC Visual Arts Coordinator
Carolyn Johnson by e-mail at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or call
her at 989-328-1248, or visit www.montcalm.edu/studyabroad.
aspx.
Old fashioned square dance - Howard City VFW $5/mo,
year round, Monday 1-4pm, Potluck at 2:15pm. Call Carole
(231)652-6183.
Certified Veterans advocate at the VFW Post 5065 in
Sheridan to help file claims with the Department of Veterans
Affairs 209 W Washington, Sheridan. 4th Monday of each
month @ 9am-3pm. Call 989-291-9680.
Life Style Change, Weight loss etc @ Natures Atrium every
tues 6:30pm-7:30pm Call 231-937-9370.
The Lakeview Area Seniors is a non-denominational
group gathering on the first Tuesday of each month from
1:00pm to 3:00. Interested people of all ages are encouraged
attend. If you would like further information about these
meetings, the Lakeview Area Seniors, or transportation to
meetings, please call: Marlene Scott 989-352-6661, Dorothy
Jensen 989-831-4496, Nancy Olsen 231-937-6272.
Southern Chapter of the Pere Marquette Snowmobile
Club will hold their monthly meeting the second Tuesday
of each month at 7:00pm. The meetings will be held at the
Howard City Village Offices, 125 Shaw Street.
Interested in local, healthy food sources, preparation,
and informative discussions? Westen A Price Foundation
meetings 6:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of every month at Stanwood
Free Methodist (Stanwood Dr. and Pierce Rd.) Call Bonnie @
231-823-8002.
Free Kids Aerobics at the Lakeview Community Wellness
Center, Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:15. Ages 5-10, Colliene
Willison instructing. 423 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lakeview. 989-
352-7510.
Holiday Church Services:
Christmas Service Sunday, December 19 at 10:00am Grant
New Life Fellowship Meets at Grant Elementary School.
Christmas Service Dec 19th at 7pm South Ensley United
Methodist Church 13600 Cypress Sand Lake 616-696-4057.
Christmas Eve Service 6pm Pierson Bible Church 101 Grand
St Pierson 616-636-8372.
Christmas Eve Service 6pm Sylvester Community Church
8320 5 Mile Rd Mecosta 231-972-0233.
Candlelight and Carols on Christmas Eve at 6:00pm River
Valley Community Church 53 E Newaygo 231-652-9461.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7pm First Baptist
Church of Howard City 304 E Shaw 231-937-4809.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7pm Deerfield Bible
Church 759 150th Avenue, Morley.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7pm Our Savior’s
Lutheran Church 530 W Howard City-Edmore Rd Edmore
989-427-3316.
Christmas Eve Traditional Candlelight Service 7pm Pine
Grove Community Church 8775 88th St Howard City 231-
937-5250.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 8:30pm Bethel Lutheran
Church M-46 East of Old 131 Howard City 231-937-4921.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 9pm Heritage United
Methodist Church 19931 W Kendaville Pierson 231-937-
4310.
Candlelight and Christmas Eve Service 9pm Grace
Community Church 9920 Reed Rd Howard City 231-937-
6440.
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass Mary Queen Apostles Parish
One Maple St Sand Lake 616-636-5671.
New Years Eve Candle Light Service Dec 31 @ 8:30 pm
to 12:15 am Amazing Grace Acres Church M-37 & Woodland
Park Dr., Brohman.
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$
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2010 Jeep Wrangler
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2009 Chevy Impala LT
V6, auto., loaded, 54,000 miles.
$
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2010 Ford Fusion
Auto., AC, loaded, alloy wheels.
$
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COMPLETE INVENTORY AT: www.RandyMerrenAuto.com
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2010 Dodge Avenger
RT! Auto., loaded. Sharp car!
$
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2003 Chevy Impala LS
V6, 3800, loaded, local trade.
$
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2007 Jeep Compass 4x4
4 cyl., auto.
$
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 Hummer H3
Leather, loaded.
$
18,995
2007 GMC Yukon SLT
4x4, V8, leather, loaded.
$
22,995
2007 Ford F150 4x4
V8, auto., loaded.
$
13,995
2008 Toyota Tacoma
SR5, Crew Cab, 4x4, V6, auto., local trade.
$
25,995
Cedar Springs Public Schools-Sparta Area Schools Bus Drivers

Cedar Springs and Sparta Area Schools are seeking school bus drivers.

If you love kids and have what it takes to be a professional driver,
WE NEED YOU!
Applicants must have a clean driving record and be able to meet medical require-
ments.
Selected candidates will also be subject to criminal background checking and on-
going drug and alcohol testing. No CDL? No Problem. Training begins soon!
Applications are available at Cedar Springs Public Schools District Office, 204 E.
Muskegon St., Cedar Springs or at the Sparta Area Schools Administration Building,
465 S. Union St., Sparta.
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Due to Christmas and New Years Day
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Pioneer East, and Tri County Shopper
the early deadline will be
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December 21st & 28th
for both Classified and Display advertisers.
Offices will be closed on Friday.
Bring In The
New Year
at
ELMO’S
Let’s Dance the Night Away!
Music & Karaoke
Offering Our Full Menu
and
Prime Rib / Crab Leg Special
Accepting Reservations
116 W. 2nd St. • Trufant
616-984-2521
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Bingo Ball Sales Start at 4:00. Bingo starts at 6:00.
December 20, 2010
Special Letter X - 22 numbers - $375
Progressive Jackpot - 57 numbers - $1,084 + 1/2 Sales
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Resale Treasures
Quality Used Furniture, Cabin Décor, Collectibles,
Household Items, & Sporting Goods
at REASONABLE PRICES
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731 S. Evergreen Ave. (M-37) • White Cloud
(1/2 mile S. of Wesco gas station)
231-689-0150 • Cell 231-408-2099
Email: cwpurdysr@yahoo.com
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616-696-3876
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Buy, Sell, Consignments Always Welcome.
Call for details.
Resale Shop,
Home Decor & More
At Belle Oakes, you’re not just a
tenant, you’re family.
Esther Nederhood, RN, Owner (231)779-4671
Fax: (231)779-4038 • Between Cadillac & Lake City, MI
Beautiful Belle Oakes Retirement Living is a distinctive and affordable retirement community. Our mission is to promote &
maintain the privacy, dignity, comfort, safety, and highest level of independence of each resident. Private pay & long term care
insurance are accepted. All suites will include or offer access to the following features:
• Three home cooked meals a day plus snacks for regular and special diets
• Activities for tenants daily
• Kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator
• Private living area and private bath
• Indoor, outdoor, and community activities
• On-site beauty and barber shop • Cable included in Monthly Rental
• Aviary with several varieties of interesting birds & plants
• A variety of gathering places to entertain family & friends
• Community living room area with fireplace
• House keeping and laundry service • Emergency call system in every suite
• A tenant specialist ready to assist you with meeting your unique needs
• Respite available
Belle Oakes
Retirement Living
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New 2010 Prius IV
MSRP:
$
30,319
SALE:
$
24,919*
You Save
$
5,400 Off MSRP!!!
“Leather, Navi
and More!”
MSRP:
$
35,153
SALE:
$
26,953*
You Save
$
8,200 Off MSRP!!!
“Loaded With
Extras!”
Model 1227, 4-cyl., auto, demo, stock #A0112491
New 2010
Tundra
D-Cab 4x4
Model #8331, 5.7 liter V8, auto, demo, stock #AX136676
New 2010
Tacoma 4x4
Access Cab
MSRP:
$
28,634
SALE:
$
24,934*
You Save
$
3,700 Off MSRP!!!
“The Compact
Pickup King!”
Model #7554, 6-cyl., auto, stock #AZ740407
MSRP:
$
15,478
SALE:
$
12,978*
You Save
$
2,500 Off MSRP!!!
“Outstanding
Fuel Economy!”
New 2010 Yaris Hatchback
Model #1421, 4-cyl, manual, stock #A5323358
New 2010 Matrix
MSRP:
$
19,910
SALE:
$
16,910*
You Save
$
3,000 Off MSRP!!!
Model #1932, 4-cyl., auto, stock #AC301453
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MSRP:
$
18,300
SALE:
$
15,900*
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$
2,400 Off MSRP!!!
“Ask About Our
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Specials!”
New 2010
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Model #1838, 4-cyl., auto, 7 available
If I knew better, I would do better.
A few years ago, a patient said this to me, “If I knew better, I would do better”. This probable does reflect
the situation of many people. Our general health education comes from our parents, health class in school,
our friends, our health care providers, television, and the internet. Too many times, I see patients who never
think about their health until something crops up that causes them to seek health care. My father used to
say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. In one sense that is a good attitude. It is not necessary to run to the doctor
with every hang nail and sniffle. However, preventive care is a very important part of our overall picture of
health.
We all basically know what to do, but some times we need a reminder.
Moderation is a key element of life. Many people do things to excess. Begin to develop some common
sense. Reduce portions. Drink one or two cups of coffee a day, instead of 20. Drink water instead of pop.
Every 20 ounce pop has 10 or more teaspoons of sugar (as high fructose corn syrup) in it. If you have one
less pop and one more bottle of water per day you would save yourself 3600 teaspoons of sugar in one year.
Just that, would remove 10 or 15 pounds per year, instead of gaining it. Get some healthy fats in your diet.
For too many years we were telling people to eat low fat and low cholesterol. So what did they eat instead,
more carbohydrates and sugars. We need fats to make hormones and nerve cells. Fish oil, flaxseed oil, and
olive oil are highly beneficial. Be careful not to over heat oils (deep frying) since this will convert them to
“trans” fats which are very inflammatory to our blood vessels. Limit dairy; for some it is very inflammatory.
Again moderation is the key. Alcohol in small amounts has some benefit. Frequent,
regular use will eventually cause great health problems which are nearly impossible to
fix. The heat and chemicals from smoking does great damage to our lungs. Most of us
have an amazing resilience. Many people smoke 40-50 pack-years (one pack per day
for one year is a pack-year) and still do not have much trouble. Others cannot handle
that much smoking because they have a genetically weak system. All of us have stress
in our lives. Sometime we get over loaded. That is when systems begin to break down.
Learning to relax, using some Mind Coaching can be highly beneficial.
So pay attention to your body. Learn about your body, attend some classes, prepare
yourself, and you will do better.
Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.
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for Sale
Appliances
$2,500, OUTDOOR WOOD Boiler,
Heats 3000sqft, Heats Domestic
Water, Warranty, Pickup or Delivery, Call
616-551-0176,
www.heissheaters.com
Firewood
FIREWOOD FOR SALE, $130/cord,
delivered. Call 231-578-9141
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Cut approximately 16" long,
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(989)352-7679
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FAMILY DINING • FOOD & SPIRITS
(231) 652-1196
864 E. 88th St. • Newaygo
FOOD & SPIRITS FOOD & SPIRITS AM Y D NING • FOOD & PIRIT FAMILY DINING • FOOD & SPIRITS FAMILY DINING • FOOD & SPIRITS FAMILY DINING • FOOD & SPIRITS
Smuggler’s Cove
Serving Daily Lunch
& Dinner Specials
Seafood • Prime Rib • Steaks • Ribs
~ Sandwiches to Lobster ~
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Join Us For Our
NEW YEAR’S DINNER SPECIALS
Normal business hours for the
New Year’s Weekend
Famous Rays BBQ
Take Out - Eat In - Custom Catering
Ray Fryover
Owner
Open Tue. thru Sat.
11am to 7pm
989-352-6400
Lakeview
Fairview
Floral
7215 West 48th Street, Fremont, Michigan 49412-0189
Phone (231) 924-0440 Toll Free: (800) 924-0441
Wendy Peacock
Audibel Hearing Center
204 S. Michigan, Big Rapids, MI
(231) 796-4658
348 Adams (M-37), Newaygo, MI
(231) 652-2337
Peggy Frank, MA, CCC-A
People Helping People.
FREE 2 Week Trial
No Obligation
ANTHEM Bronze • Silver • Gold • Platinum
Anthem by Audibel,
the fastest selling new
product in Starkey’s history.
Truly a hearing aid worthy of
your consideration.
• Receiver in Canal
• Whistle Free
• Superior Speech Locator
• Environmental Adaption
• Environment Noise
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Industries First Breakthrough
Technology that allows you
to use your cell or touch tone
phone to adjust your Anthem!
18 colors available in #1 metal cut to your length.
We also stock trim & accessories.
Check our prices before you buy.
We will save you money!
POLE BARN METAL
ROOFING & SIDING
Metal Roofs for
your residence
qualify for the
Energy Star
Tax Credit!
“In Business Since 1945 in
the Same Location”
VISIT US ON OUR WEB SITE @
WWW.KNIGHTAUTOSALES.COM
989-831-8358
1516 N. Peoples Rd., Stanton
Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-6:00
Closed Saturday
Sunday 8:30-3:00
KNIGHT AUTO SALES
Main Street
Klees Rd.
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3.5 Eng, Loaded, 6 Disc MP3/CD Player ........................ $14,995 or $295 Mo.
08 Pontiac G6 4 Door
2.4 Eng, Leather, Loaded, Power Seat .......................... $10,995 or $210 Mo.
08 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Door
3800 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto .................................. $10,995 or $210 Mo.
08 Dodge Caliber SXT 4 Door
2.0 4 Cyl, Loaded ............................................................ $9,995 or $200 Mo.
08 Chrysler Town & Country SE Mini Van
3.3 V6 Eng, Loaded, Stow N Go ................................... $10,995 or $210 Mo.
08 Chevrolet Impala LS 4 Door
3500 Eng, Loaded, Leather .......................................... $10,995 or $210 Mo.
07 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4 Door
4 Cyl, Economy, Auto, Pwr Windows/Locks, Arizona Auto $7,995 or $155 Mo.
07 Chevy Uplander LS Mini Van
3900 V6 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto, Rust Free ............... $9,995 or $190 Mo.
07 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab ST 4x4 Pickup
3.7 Eng, Power Seat, Arizona Truck .............................. $11,995 or $230 Mo.
07 Chevy Cobalt LT 4 Door
4 Cyl, Economy, Loaded, Arizona Auto ............................ $6,995 or $140 Mo.
07 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Reg Cab Pickup
6.0 Eng, Air, Cruise, Work Truck ...................................... $8,995 or $175 Mo.
06 Chevy Aveo Hatchback LT 5 Door
Great Gas Mileage, Auto, Loaded, Arizona Auto ............... $6,495 or $155 Mo.
06 Chevy Malibu Maxx LT 4 Door
3500 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto, 61k Miles .................... $9,995 or $195 Mo.
06 Ford E150 Cargo Van
4.6 Eng, Air, Auto ............................................................ $6,995 or $160 Mo.
05 Chevy Aveo LS 5 Door Hatchback
Great Gas Mileage, Auto, Air, Arizona Auto ...................... $5,495 or $140 Mo.
05 GMC Sierra Reg Cab Pick Up 4x2
4.8 Eng, Air, Auto ............................................................ $5,995 or $150 Mo.
05 Buick Park Ave 4 Door
3800 Eng, Leather, Loaded, Arizona Auto ....................... $9,995 or $230 Mo.
04 Chevy Tahoe LT 4x4
5.3 Eng, Loaded, 3rd Seat, Heated Leather Seats ......... $11,995 or $350 Mo.
04 Buick Park Ave 4 Door
3800 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto, Rust Free..................... $7,995 or $230 Mo.
04 Buick LeSabre Custom 4 Door
3800 Eng, Loaded, Leather, Sharp, Arizona Auto ............ $7,995 or $230 Mo.
04 Mercury Mountaineer Premier AWD SUV
4.0 Eng, Loaded, Leather, Arizona Truck ......................... $7,995 or $230 Mo.
04 GMC Yukon XL SLE 4x4
5.3 Eng, Loaded, Dual Air ............................................. $11,995 or $350 Mo.
03 Buick LeSabre Custom 4 Door
3800 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Car, Rust Free....................... $6,995 or $225 Mo.
03 Saturn Ion 4 Door
2.2 Eng, 5 Speed, Air, Great Gas Mileage ......................... $3,995 or $150 Mo.
02 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Door
Loaded, Local Trade In, Sharp, Low Miles, 70k ................ $5,995 or $200 Mo.
00 Chevy Express Passenger Window Van
350 Eng, Dual Air, Loaded, 7 Passenger .......................... $4,995 or $200 Mo.
95 Ford F150 Ext Cab 4x4 Pickup
302 Eng, XLT Pkg, Automatic, Topper, Locally Owned .....................................$3,995
93 Ford Ranger XLT Reg Cab 4x4 Pickup
3.0 Eng, 5 Speed Economy, 1 Owner ..............................................................$2,995
Sand Lake Feed & Supply
616-636-8822
M-F 8:30 am - 5:30 pm • Sat. 8:30 am - 2:00 pm • Closed Sun.
Family Owned and Operated
ALLIANCE NUTRITION FEED DEALER
Email: sandlakefeed@att.net
Holiday
Bird Seed Mix
5 lb. Bag
$
2
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12%
SWEET FEED
For horses
50# Bag
$
8
95
WOOD PELLETS
ARE IN STOCK
$
4.25 Bag
$
188 Ton
Straw
Hay
Pine Bedding
Cedar Bedding
Holiday Greeting Cards
and Cards for all
Occasions
LEANIN’ TREE
Christmas Card Sets
50
% OFF
DOG TREATS
Rawhide Bones
Biscuits
Cow Hooves • Pig Ears
Pork Center Bones
Dino Bones
Sportmix
DOG FOOD
Bite Size
40# Bag
$
11
99
Save $2.00
List price
Sale
All Birdola
SEED CAKES
50
¢
OFF
Holiday Bird Wreath
$
9
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Sale
BIRDWATCHERS
We carry: Suet Cakes
Birdseed Mixes
Sunflower Seed
Thistle Seed
Safflower Seed
HOLIDAY HOURS: Dec. 24 Closing at 1 PM • Closed Dec. 25
Dec. 31 Closing at 3 PM • Closed Jan. 1
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
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2009 MERCURY MARINER
4x4, 74K Miles, Pwr. Seats,
Sirrius Radio, CD Changer.
$
13,995
2007 TOWN & COUNTRY
Touring. Stow-N-Go, Dual Pwr.
Sliders, Pwr. Seat, Rear Air. Nice!
$
11,995
RAY WINNIE
AUTO SALES
Car Rentals • Van Rentals • Full Repair Facility
616-754-7195 • 1-800-557-7171
Corner of M-57 & M-91, Greenville • Hours: M 9-7 • Tu,-F 9-6 • Sat. 9-2
1999 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY LXI
Rear Air, Quad Seating,, Heated Leather, CD, Local Trade ............
$
2,995
2002 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4x4
4.0L 6 Cyl.,, Cruise, CD, Power Locks & Windows. Nice! ............
$
7,995
2005 FORD TAURUS
Only 44K Miles, Pwr. Moon, Pwr. Seat, CD, Alloy Wheels .
$
8,995
2003 CHEVY S-10 LS PICKUP
Only 28K Miles, 5 Spd., Cruise, CD, Clean 1-Owner Truck!
$
8,995
2007 CHEVY COBALT LT
59K Miles, Htd. Leather, Pwr. Moon, Brand New Tires! .....
$
8,995
2008 PONTIAC G6 GT
V6, 67K Miles, Chrome Wheels, Loaded & Sharp Car! ..
$
11,495
2005 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
Only 19K Miles, V8, Fully Loaded & Like New Car! ........
$
11,995
2003 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT 4x4
5.3L V8, Pwr. Moon, Htd. Leather Seats, CD Changer ...
$
12,995
2008 FORD FOCUS SE
42K Miles, Auto., CD Changer,
Alloy wheels. 33 MPG!
$
10,995
2006 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
3800 V6, Pwr. Seats, Alloy Wheels,
Brand New Tires!
$
9,995
2009 VOLVO 260
2.5T, Auto., Pwr. Moon. Leather
Memory Seats. Nice Car!
$
15,995
2007 JEEP LIBERTY LIMITED
4x4, 38K Miles, Pwr Seat, Alloy
Wheels, Clean & Sharp!
$
15,995
2008 CHEVY MALIBU
Classic. 63K Miles, Htd. Pwr.
Seats, Loaded, Clean Car! 31 MPG!
$
10,995
2006 TOYOTA SIENNA
77K Miles, 8 Passenger, Rear Air,
Pwr. Sliding Door.
$
13,995
2004 CHEVY TAHOE LT 4x4
3rd Row Seat, Pwr. Moon,
Htd. Leather, Rear Air.
$
13,995
2004 FORD EXPEDITION
Eddie Bauer, 4x4, 3rd Row Seat,
DVD, Pwr. Moon. CD, Rear Air.
$
13,995
2007 CHEVY IMPALA
3.5L V6, Pwr. Seat, 73K Miles,
Loaded, Clean, One Owner Car!
$
9,995
2004 FORD EXPLORER XLT
4x4, 3rd Row Seat, DVD, 85K
Miles, Pwr. Seat, Rear Air.
$
10,995
AUGUST
PAUHL
Merry 1st Christmas!
Love,
Mommy & Daddy
Merry
Christmas
KARLEE!
Love, Mom & Dad
NATALIE
ROSE ALMY
Merry Christmas!
Love, Mom & Dad
Facebook.com/MaxfieldsRestaurant
800-550-5630
www.maxfields.info
at
3 Miles North of Edmore on Wyman Rd.
New Years Eve
Friday Seafood Buffet
5:00pm - 9:00pm
New Years Day Saturday Brunch
11:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday Prime Rib
& Shrimp Buffet
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Need A Great Gift Idea?
Give a Maxfield’s
Gift Certificate &
Make the Holiday
Special for Your
Someone Special!!
Maxfield’s will
be closed
December 24 & 25
We hope you celebrate the
Holidays Surrounded by
Family & Loved Ones!
Open New Years Eve
& New Years Day
Visit
Serving Mid-Michigan
for 50 Years
Friends Pub Buffets
Friday Buffet $9.99
Saturday Buffet $9.99
New Years Eve Buffet $10.99
Alignment & Brake Service
525 NORTHLAND DR. • ROCKFORD
866-4401
424 W. Main • FREMONT
231-924-3030
75 W. State • GRANT
231-834-0911
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7 E. MAIN ST. • GRANT
OPEN MON. - FRI.
9 AM - 6 PM • SAT. 9 AM - 3 PM
(Between Andrea’s Pizza And Grant Video)
231-834-1408
WEST MICHIGAN’S HIGHEST PAYING
GOLD
BUYER
Happy Holidays
Fixing Up A Wish
Just For You!
Here’s hoping
you’ve got all
the horsepower
you need to
make the
holiday
season bright
and merry!
Complete Auto Service
757 Ensley St. • Howard City
231-937-2271
Preferred Realtors
Website: pprmi.com
Thanks for your support
over the years!
Mark Stevens .. 231-629-1208
Ken Ward ........ 231-225-2831
God Bless Your Home
This Holiday Season
May you and your loved ones enjoy His
many good graces this holiday season.
We know we feel truly blessed to have
friends and neighbors like you.
Hope your holidays are the best ever.
Thanks for helping to make our year a happy one. ppppp ggggggg y ppy
Nelson’s
Farm Market
“Fresh From The Farm”
231-834-8441
469 - 112th • Grant
Starting Jan. 5
Open Wed., Thurs.,
Fri. & Sat. 9 - 6
Happy
Holidays!
Friends like you bring joy to
our hearts and a smile
to our faces.
Many thanks for your loyal
support this past year.
14150 Cypress
Sand Lake
(616)
636-5539
The Mini Mart that packs
everything YOU need!
Gould’s
Mini Mart MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMiiiiinnnnniiiii MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtttttttttttttt MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiiiiiii MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrttttttttttttttt
Please accept our best wishes for a
very Merry Christmas and a
healthy and prosperous New Year.
We feel truly honored to
serve this community
and appreciate your
trust in us.
Heckman
Funeral Home, Inc.
Randy Heckman, Director
225 E. Edgerton • Howard City
231-937-4315
www.heckmanfuneralhomeinc.com
Heritage United
Methodist Church
19931 W. Kendaville
Pierson
231-937-4310
Christmas Eve • 9 PM
Candlelight Service
December 24th
7:00 PM and
11:00 PM
Bethel Lutheran
Church
M-46 East of Old 131
Howard City
231-937-4921
Christmas Eve
Services
Family Service - 7 PM
Candlelight Service
8:30 PM
South Ensley
United Methodist
Church
13600 Cypress
Sand Lake
616-696-4057
Christmas Service
December 19th
7:00 PM
First Baptist
Church of
Howard City
304 E. Shaw
Howard City
231-937-4809
Christmas Eve
Candlelight
Service
7 PM
Grant New
Life
Fellowship
Meets at
Grant Elementary
School
Sunday,
December 19
at 10:00 AM
It’s The Most
Wonderful Time
Of The Year!
Our thanks and best
wishes for a holiday
season filled with lots
of good times and
good cheer.
For the never-ending
support you’ve shown
us, we are deeply
grateful.
Community
First
Federal Credit Union
9637 N. Greenville Road • Lakeview
989-352-6031
837 W. Shaw, Bldg. B • Howard City
231-937-9400
Pine Grove
Community Church
8775 E. 88th St. • Howard City
231-937-5250
Traditional
Candlelight
Service
of Lessons & Carols
December 24th
7:00 PM
Pierson Bible
Church
101 Grand St. • Pierson
616-636-8372
Christmas Eve
Service
6PM
New Year’s Eve
Service
6PM
Sylvester
Community
Church
8320 5 Mile Rd.
Mecosta
231-972-0233
Christmas Eve
Service
6:00 PM
Our Savior’s
Lutheran Church
530 W. Howard City-
Edmore Rd.
Edmore
989-427-3316
Candlelight
Service
December 24
7 PM
Mary Queen of
Apostles Parish
One W. Maple St.
Sand Lake
616-636-5671
Christmas Eve
Midnight Mass
Christmas Day
Mass at 8 AM &
10 AM
RAY WINNIE
AUTO SALES
CAR RENTALS • VAN RENTALS
INSURANCE RENTALS WELCOME
Corner of M-57 & M-91 • Greenville
616-754-7195 • 1-800-557-7171
raywinnieautosales.com
Hours: Mon. 9-7
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 9-6; Sat. 9-2
Happy Holidays!
Wishing you and your
family a most memorable
holiday season.
7184 W. 48th Street, Freemont, MI. 49412
www.fremontford.net
PHONE (231) 924-3200 or 888-484-3200
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Wishing you peace and joy at
this wondrous time of year.
We look forward to seeing
you again soon!
Fremont, MI
Corner of M-20 & M-82
231-924-2510
“We Service What We Sell”
www.pellsinc.com
Happy
Holidays
With warm wishes and
thanks to our neighbors
and friends this season.
6113 Croton Hardy Dr. • Croton
231-652-1350
M-37 & State St. • Grant
231-834-5652
FAMILY MARKET
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989.352.7283
• LAKEVIEW •
800.968.4907
1 Mile West of M-46 &
M-91 Junction
Thank you.
We just can’t thank you
enough for your valued
business this year.
Have a happy holiday!
Mission Lumber
& Home Center
In The Spirit
Of The Season
On this holy occasion, we’d like
to join you and yours in giving
thanks for the many blessings we
share including friendship.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
www.theshackbedandbreakfast.com
THE
BED & BREAKFAST
231-924-6683
2263 W. 14th St. • White Cloud, MI
On Robinson Lake
Sent
From
Above
May angels
light your way
with peace,
love, joy and
hope this
season and
always.
VANDYKE’S ENGINE
REBUILDING
Since 1957
17 Westwood • Fremont
231-924-3170
• Head Pressure Checking
& Reconditioning
• Crank Shaft Grinding
• Engine Parts & Kits Available
13399 White Creek, Cedar Springs
1/4 Mile S. of 17 Mile
616-696-1830
Cedar
Body Shop
For Professional Work &
Guaranteed Satisfaction!
We’re going out on a limb to say,
“Hope you enjoy a great holiday”
May it be filled with enough
joy and cheer to last
throughout the coming year!
Fred C. Plath
10770 Maple Hill Road
Howard City, MI 49329
(231) 937-6758
Blessings of the season
and sincere thanks to our
many kind neighbors this
holiday season.
www.trumpetsanddoves.com
WITH OUR GRATITUDE
Before we start the
celebration,
We’d like to express our
admiration
For the many generous
folks like you
Who have helped to make
our dreams come true
So without any further ado
or delay,
We’d like to wish you a
great holiday!
Lakeview Dental
Associates, PC
Family Dentistry
Call for an appointment!
924 S. Lincoln, Lakeview
989-352-7294
William J. Winget, DDS
Jeremy J. Thietten, DDS
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Happy Holidays!
We know it makes us smile when
we think about all the great people
we’ve had the privilege to serve
this year, and we wish you all a
happy and healthy holiday season.
SMILE…
With best wishes from all of us
wherever you go
this holiday season.
It’s been a privilege and a pleasure
serving you this year, we hope
you’ll drop in again soon.
Vanderhyde
Ford
Happy Holidays!
www.vanderhydeford.com
345 Main St. • Cedar Springs
“Where The Trucks Are!”
616-696-1541
Always Glad To
Be Of Service!
Hope everything runs
smoothly for you this holiday
season, but if your car is
ailing bring it to the “Clinic”.
Many thanks for
your vote of confidence.
Howard City
Auto Clinic
123 N. White • Howard City
231-937-4277
www.howardcity.org
May the coming
season bring
peace, joy and
contentment to
you and yours. It’s
always a pleasure
to see you and we
hope you’ll stop in
again, soon.
Happy
Holidays
As another year comes to a close,
we recall the many kind people
we’ve had the privilege to serve
this year and we wish you all a
holiday season that’s as special
and memorable as you are.
TINNEY
AUTOMOTIVE
M-57 • West of Greenville
616-754-3605
www.tinneyautomotive.com
Silent Night
Holy Night
Wishing
Everyone
Happy Holidays
888-937-4514
May the coming season bring
peace, joy and harmony for you
and your loved ones. For your
trust, we are truly thankful.
GRANT CHAPEL
231-834-5613
NEWAYGO CHAPEL
231-652-5613
Since 1895
B&J
12350 14 Mile Rd. • Greenville
Hours. Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
616-754-6111
Our staff of certified mechanics are here for you!
Auto Repair &
Transmission
May You Be Blessed
With The Lord
This Holiday Season
Season’s Greetings
THANK YOU
for visiting
us this year!
holiday
greetings
“Where your search for service ends.”
7441 West 48th St. (M-82)
Fremont, MI 49412
231-924-3540
Fax: 231-924-6433
1-800-303-3540
Happy
Holidays!
Greetings of the season
We thank you for
calling on us and hope
that you’ll drop by and
see us again soon.
White’s
Bargain House
222 N. Ensley (Old 131)
Howard City
231-937-5206
www.newaygonaturally.com
231.652.3068
Merrrrrry
Christmas!
WITH OUR
THANKS!
We’re checking our list
twice to make sure we don’t
miss wishing any of our
customers a healthy and
happy holiday. Friends like
you make life worthwhile.
BIG BEN’S
TIRES & AUTO REPAIRS
New & Used Tires • Truck & Auto Repairs
Hundreds of Used Tires In Stock
616-636-8350
17980 Northland Dr. • Sand Lake
Corner of Pine & Northland Dr.
231-937-TIRE
(8473)
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ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION
14 MILE ROAD, WEST OF GREENVILLE • 616-754-3605 • 1-800-968-9098
2010 GMC
Sierra Work Truck
Reg. Cab
in stock...
$
19,754
2011 Chevrolet
Traverse AWD LS
in stock...
$
28,334
2011 Buick
LaCrosse CXL
in stock...
$
29,995
2011 Cadillac
SRX
in stock...
$
32,812
10 minutes east of US-131
from 14 Mile Road, Exit 101
SALES
Mon. & Wed. 9–8
Tue., Thur. & Fri. 9–6
Sat. 9–3
PARTS & SERVICE
Mon. & Wed. 7:30–7
Tue., Thur. & Fri. 7:30–5:30
www.tinneyautomotive.com
All prices plus tax, title & fees. Includes
Conquest /Loyalty programs. See dealer for details.
2010 Silverado
Ext. Cab 4x4
27-Month Lease • 12K Miles per Year
Down Payment ...............................$0
Refundable Sec. Deposit...............$0
Amt. Due at Start .............. $1,250.00
Total Pmts. for Lease ........ $9,373.86
Lease End Purchase Opt. . $18,361.20
Cost per Mile Over Limit ..............20¢
Cost per Month + Tax .......... $329.00
2011 GMC
Terrain SLE1
36-Month Lease • 12K Miles per Year
Down Payment .................. $1,250.00
Refundable Sec. Deposit..... $375.00
Amt. Due at Start ...............$1,725.00
Total Pmts. for Lease ...... $13,343.76
Lease End Purchase Opt. .. $12,747.45
Cost per Mile Over Limit ..............20¢
Cost per Month + Tax .......... $349.00
2011 Chevrolet
Cruze LS Sedan
27-Month Lease • 12K Miles per Year
Down Payment .................. $1,000.00
Refundable Sec. Deposit...............$0
Amt. Due at Start .............. $1,575.00
Total Pmts. for Lease ........ $5,661.09
Lease End Purchase Opt. . $10,850.00
Cost per Mile Over Limit ..............20¢
Cost per Month + Tax ........... $197.00
2010 Pontiac
Vibe
$15,995
2009 Chevrolet
Ext. Cab 4x4
9,000 miles.
$27,995
2002 VW
Jetta
Power moon roof, great 1st car!
$5,985
2004 Chrysler
PT Cruiser Ltd.
Leather.
$7,977
2004 Chevrolet
Avalanche
4x4, leather, loaded.
$18,977
2008 Chevrolet
Cobalt Sedan
Nice car!
$6,950
2007 Pontiac
Grand Prix GXP
Clean V8.
$16,995
2007 Pontiac
G6 Sedan
$10,977
2006 Jeep
Grand Cherokee
4x4, loaded.
$16,950
2009 Chevrolet
Impala 3LT
3.9-liter V6, diamond cut wheels.
$16,950
2006 Chevrolet
HHR
Sport Wagon.
$9,977
2008 Chevrolet
Malibu Hybrid
Power roof, low miles!
$16,955
2008 Chevrolet
Tahoe Z71
4x4, all the toys!
$37,950
2007 Buick
LaCrosse CXL
Leather.
$17,950
2008 GMC
Acadia SLE
Very clean!
$24,950
2006 Buick
Lucerne CX
$11,450
2007 GMC
Envoy SLY
Loaded.
$19,877
2007 Chevrolet
Impala
Low miles and clean!
$13,750
2009 GMC
Denali Crew Cab
6.2 V8, mint condition!
$39,875
2009 Cadillac
DTS
Luxury II package.
$31,550
2007 Chevrolet
Suburban 4x4
DVD, power roof, loaded.
$26,988
2008 Chevrolet
Suburban LT
Leather, loaded, 2WD.
$24,950
2009 Chevrolet
Traverse AWD
Low miles!
$24,750
2008 Buick
Enclave
Black on black with chrome pkg.
$27,997
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LEASE YOUR NEW VEHICLE
Eric
Zant
Doug
Nanzer
Dave
Feil
Jim
Lockner
Randy
Bugg
Ron
Johnston
Tony
Grudzinskas
Vince
Swift
Craig
Mackie
MOLLY Rick
Sorensen
Jim
Olewinski
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SERVICE DIRECTORY
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Cedar
Body
Shop
13399 White Creek
Cedar Springs
1/4 Mile S. of 17 Mile Rd.
616-696-1830
SEPTIC TANK
CLEANING
Also Portable Toilet Rentals
for any occasion
ROBINSON
Serving: Cedar Springs • Sand Lake
Howard City & Surrounding Areas
231-937-8282
616-636-5565
If YOU can’t flush…
You may need US!
Denton
Boys
Drilling Toys
Denton and Sons
Water Well Drilling
8744 124th St. • Sand Lake
OFFICE FAX
616-636-5684 616-636-4623
Jim Denton • 616-636-8638
S. Wemmer, D.D.S.
205 E. Edgerton • Howard City
Family Dentistry
Hours by Appointment
231-937-5725
RENT THIS
SPACE
For Information
& Rates
Call Traci at
231-937-4740
616.364.0550 Bill Coleman
1.800.396.2233 Owner
Quick Start
Batteries
Starters & Alternators
2121 Alpine, N.W. • Grand Rapids
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12
Service Directory
Ads Bring Results
Place
Yours
Today!
231-937-4740
RENT THIS
SPACE
For Information
& Rates
Call Traci at
231-937-4740
There are two of these
little cuties available for
adoption as of 12/17/10!
They are four month
old husky mix puppies.
Both are males and full
of energy! They are still
getting used to walking
on a lead but they get
along good with other
dogs and love to be
around people.
Adopt a new puppy
today!!
Many other dogs are
available to be adopted,
and plenty of cats
too. Go online to
www.petfinder.com/shelters/montcalm.html
for a full list of adoptable animals. Adoption hours are from 12:45 - 4:45
Mon.-Fri. Adoption fees for all dogs and puppies is $90.00. That $90.00
includes: $10 for vaccinations (all EXCEPT rabies) and de-wormer, $10 for
license fees, $20 adoption fee, and a $50 refundable spay/neuter deposit.
When the animal has been spayed/neutered by a required date the $50.00
deposit is refunded to you and the $10.00 license deposit is returned to
you in the form of a dog license. Adoption fees for all cats and kittens
are $40.00, which includes: $5 for de-wormer and vaccinations, $10
adoption fee, and a $25 refundable spay/neuter deposit. Once the ani-
mal is fixed by the set date, the adopter is reimbursed the spay/neuter
deposit.
Call (989) 831-7355 or (616) 225-7355 for more information.
154 W. Quarterline St. • Stanton
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
BARKEY
TREE FARM
Howard City Area
Christmas trees
for sale
8874 Dagget Rd.
231-937-6761
First road west of x-way,
2.5 miles north of M-82
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Select Care Physical Therapy
North End of Town (Next to Carpet Store)
7762 N. Federal Road, Howard City, MI 49329
• Aquatic Therapy (Only one in Town)
• Anodyne for Neuropathy
• Vestibular Rehab/Balance Training/
Fall Prevention
• Sports Medicine/Kinesio Taping
• Work Injuries/Auto Injuries
• Pain Mannagement
• Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
• Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/Osteoporosis
Therapy Program
• Post-op Edema Management
Not affiliated with any other therapy
provider in the area. Operated by husband
and wife physical therapist team with
combined experience of 30 years.
Our therapists work only at this location,
and are highly trained and certified.
Our Hand-On approach is the strength
behind our successful treatment programs.
Therapy provided by licensed
physical therapists only.
Working Hours: Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 5 pm
*Early morning and late evening appt. are available, please inquire within.
All insurances are welcome, flexible payment plans for co-payments, deductible, private pay, etc.
231-937-8485
Fax: 231-937-9836
Arthur K. Eggerding Inc.
Realtor / Broker
Committed to marketing your property!
23 Years Experience, VA loans. Call Today!
Arthur K. Eggerding Realty 616.453.7655
16375 LARSEN AVE, GREENVILLE: 20 Acres, with a 3 Bedroom Possible Fourth Bedroom Single Family Home. This
property has a Private Aerated 1/2 Acre Pond Stocked With Perch, Blue Gill, Bass And Catfish Plus A Sandy Beach
For Swimming And Fishing Enjoyment.
NEWAYGO COUNTY: 24 Acres: Partially Wooded Near Hardy Dam. 10 Acres pasture, 10 acres wooded.
COMMERCIAL: 14100 WHITE CREEK AVE NE, Cedar Springs: Highway commercial zoning behind Tractor Supply.
White Creek frontage with an easement to 17 Mile. City Water and Sewer available. Easy access to Highway.
Carla Welch 616-437-1327 • Brynadette Powell 616-835-2624
DOSCH’S
DEER PROCESSING
De-Boned
Includes grinding burger, vacuum packed and freezing.
We Make Breakfast Sausage, Summer
Sausage, Other Sausages & Jerky
Elk • Moose • Caribou, etc.
1/2 mile West of Hardy Dam on 36th St.
231-689-5400
Large
Coolers
An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.
Mark Hoskins
REALTOR®
Preferred REALTORS
502 Northland Dr. NE • Rockford, MI
Cell: 616.893.9422
Bus.: 616.866.1212
E-Mail: markhoskins50@grar.com
Snow
Plowing
616-636-8441
WHERE CAN I FIND THE
NEW 2011 RIVER VALLEY
PET CALENDARS?
This year is packed with cute and cuddly critters.
You’ll love this calendar.
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.,
Greenville
A-1 Communications, Inc., 701 S. Greenville West Dr (next to the
Secretary of State), Greenville
We provide:
• Email scanning • 56K V.92 access
• Spam/virus protection
• Computer repairs • Tech support
• Website hosting & design
$18.45/Month
Unlimited Dial-up
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Check us out! www.net-port.com
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Call today for details
(231)592-9877 • (877)638-7678
Net-Port, serving West Michigan since 1996
MILDRED HOUTING
LEISURE ACRES
TAKING APPLICATIONS
for 1 bedroom apartments.
Must be 62 years of age or
handicapped or disabled of
any age. Designed for ex-
tremely low, very low and
low income. Rent based on
30% of income. For more
information please call (616)
696-3920/TDD 1-800-649-
3777.
Equal Housing
Opportunity.
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Selling at 3:00 PM Outside
Hay .............................................. $1.60 to $3.00
Straw .......................................... $2.00 to $2.30
Round Bales ............................ $15.00 to $22.00
Feeder Pigs .................................................. N/A
Wood .................................... $35.00 to $125.00
Livestock selling at 5:30 PM
SHEEP & GOATS
Fat Lambs ........................... $100.00 to $150.00
Feeder Lambs ....................... $70.00 to $140.00
Ewes ....................................... $50.00 to $60.00
Goats/selling by head ............ $30.00 to $100.00
CALVES
Top Veal (Started) ................... $70.00 to $90.00
Deacons .................................. $20.00 to $40.00
Back to Farm Deacons ............ $40.00 to $90.00
FEEDER CATTLE
Choice Steers 250-400# ........ $80.00 to $100.00
Choice Steers 400# & up ........ $70.00 to $90.00
Choice Heifers ......................... $60.00 to $95.00
Holstein Steers 250-400# ....... $70.00 to $90.00
Holstein Steers 400# & up ...... $50.00 to $70.00
HOGS
Hogs 200-230# ....................... $40.00 to $48.00
Hogs 230-250# ....................... $48.00 to $51.00
Ruffs ....................................... $35.00 to $47.00
Boars ...................................... $19.00 to $25.00
SLAUGHTER CATTLE
Choice Steers ........................ $90.00 to $103.50
Choice Heifers ....................... $80.00 to $102.00
Holstein Steers ........................ $85.00 to $96.00
Commercial ............................. $78.00 to $85.00
Standard & Utility .................... $65.00 to $75.00
COWS
Top Cows ................................ $50.00 to $68.00
Canners & Cutters ................... $40.00 to $55.00
Thurs. Rail Cows (9am-2pm) .. $80.00 to $116.00
BULLS ..................................... $58.00 to $65.00
DAIRY SALE 3rd Thursday of every month
Randy Lettinga ................... 616-437-2005 Verne Lettinga ........... 616-490-6742
George Herman .................. 616-498-8152 Mike Petersen ........... 231-598-1029
Dan Folkema ...................... 231-519-1022 Paul Lettinga ............. 616-291-7554
RAVENNA AUCTION
SALE EVERY MONDAY • Selling prices as of 12-13-10
231-853-5738
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Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has proclaimed October as
“Michigan Car-Deer Crash Safety Awareness Month.”
In Michigan in 2009 there were 61,486 reported car-deer crashes with 10 motorists killed and 1,648
injured. About 80 percent of all car-deer crashes take place on two-lane roads between dusk and dawn.
(Of the reported car-deer accidents Kent County is number one and Montcalm County is number five in
the state’s highest accident rate).
What can you do?
• Stay aware, awake, alert, and sober.
• Remember, safety belts are your best defense in any collision.
• Be alert for deer in spring and fall, especially at dawn and dusk.
• Heed deer crossing and speed limit signs, particularly on two-lane roads.
If a crash is unavoidable:
• Don’t swerve!
• Brake firmly
• Hold on to the steering wheel.
• Stay in your lane.
• Bring you vehicle to a controlled stop.
We at Hill’s Body Shop have noticed an increase in deer hits in the month of October through December
and a big surge directly after the time change, because more people are still on the road at sunset.
If you have had the misfortune of hitting a deer, Hill’s Body Shop, Inc. is here to help restore your ve-
hicle to its pre-accident condition. Your insurance company may refer you to one of their “preferred”
repair facilities. These body shops have an agreement with your insurance company to keep down the
cost of your vehicle repair in exchange for referrals. We believe it’s not in your best interest to take
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whereas these “preferred” shops seem to put cost before quality and safety. We believe it to be unethical
to cheapen your vehicle repair to save your insurance company money. You’re our customer, not your
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Hill’s Body Shop
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Hill’s Body Shop
“Quality Service You Can Depend On”
507 W. Shaw • Howard City • Next to Mobil
231-937-7380 or 800-938-9141
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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CHURCH DIRECTORY
Rev. Darryl Miller
Phone: 616-636-5673
Worship Service 9:30 am
Children’s Church 9:30 am
~ FOR RENT ~
Church Ed. Building with fully
equipped kitchen. Make reservations
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• NO ALCOHOL •
SAND LAKE
UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
45 6th St. • Sand Lake
Emmanuel
Baptist
Church
16028 Isabella St. • Coral
Morning Worship 10 am
Sunday School 11:15 am
Evening Service 6 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Bert Boes
231-354-6347
231-354-6311
Gospel Jamboree
3rd Sat. of the month.
A warm welcome awaits you at
BIG PRAIRIE
COMMUNITY
CHURCH
1988 S. Elm, White Cloud
(2 mi. N. of Hilltop Store - Hardy Dam)
Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Sunday School 10:45 am
Pastor Arnold Guikema Jr.
Ph. 231-689-0255
or 231-689-1850
304 Shaw St. • Howard City
Celebrating 135 Years of
Ministry in Howard City
Sunday School ..................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 am
Evening Worship .................6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Awana (grades K-6th)
Teen Activity Center
Adults Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 pm
Pastor Brian Humphreys
Associate Pastor Paul Austin
Church Phone: 231-937-4809
www.howardcitybaptist.com
First Baptist
Church
HERITAGE
United Methodist Church
19931 W. Kendaville • Pierson
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am*
Sunday Youth Activities 5:30 pm*
Wed.: Kids Club 6 pm*
*September to May
Brad Brillhart, Pastor
Office Phone
231-937-4310
9920 Reed Rd., Howard City
Non Denominational
Sunday Morning
Worship Service 10 am
Sunday Evening Service &
Youth Group 6 pm
Mens & Womens Discipleship
groups offered throughout the week.
For more info, call or visit our web site at:
www.grace-hc.org
Email: grace@oneisp.net
Pastor Joel Cooper
Pastor Jorge Ballivian
231-937-6440 or 937-6833
Corner of Cypress & 136th
www.ensleyumc.org
Rev. Darryl Miller
Office: 616-636-5659
Sunday Worship 11 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Open Hearts, Open Minds,
Open Doors
South Ensley
United
Methodist
Church
You’re Invited To…
Pierson
Bible Church
101 Grand • Pierson, MI
Sunday School – 9:45 am
Worship – 11:00 am
Evening – 6:00 pm
Teens – 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Grief Share 9:30 am
Wed. Services – 6:00 pm
BLAST during school year –
6-7:15 pm
Ladies Bible Study – 1:30 pm
Pastor Thomas Sluys
616-636-5542
www.piersonbiblechurch.org
CHURCH OF THE
FULL GOSPEL
(Since 1946)
Non-Denominational
Pentecostal Grace
180 E. Lake St.
SAND LAKE
1 block E. of Traffic Light
Sunday School 10 am
Sunday Morning 11 am
Sunday Night 6 pm
Wed. Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Verta Giddings
(616) 636-5628
Pastor Gary Giddings
(616) 799-0331
Northland
Church of Christ
A non-denominational
New Testament Church
Sunday Worship ....................... 10 AM
Bible School for all ages ..... 11:30 AM
(Staffed nursery available)
Matt. 6:33
“Christ in you, the hope of glory”
- Cor. 1:27
Mr. Dan Nicksich,
Senior Pastor
9891 Mason Dr. • Grant
M-37 South of Newaygo
231-834-9910
231-937-4921
Pastor Steven Frentz
Worship Service 9:30 am
Sunday School 10:45 am
Sat. Night Service 5:00
Youth Activities - Call Church
www.bethellutheranchurchonline.org
Bethel
Lutheran
Church
M-46 East of Old 131
PINE GROVE
Community Church
A Christian Reformed
Ministry
Sunday Service 10 am
Boys & Girls Clubs
Wednesday at 6:45 pm
Youth & Sr. High - Call Church
231-937-5250
On M-82, 5 miles west of
Howard City
Ensley Baptist Church
7077 120th St., Sand Lake
Sunday
Sunday School ............. 9:45 am
Morning Worship ....... 10:45 am
Evening Worship ......... 6:00 pm
Nursery Both Services
Wednesday - 7:00 pm
Sept. - April – AWANA
K - 6th Grades
Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group
Adult Bible Study
Rev. James Ankerberg, Senior Pastor
Youth Team
Church Phone 616-636-5581
www.ensleybaptist.com
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Sylvester
Community
Church
5 Mile Road
Mecosta, MI 49332
231-972-0233
Sunday Morning
Worship Service
10 AM
Fellowship Time
11 AM
Sunday School
11:30 AM
Pastor: Richard Taylor
Our Savior’s
Lutheran
Church
530 W. Howard City-Edmore Rd.
P.O. Box 378, Edmore
2½ miles west of Edmore
on M-46
989-427-3316
Rev. William Twynham
Worship 11:00 AM
Holy Communion celebrated
1st & 3rd Sundays
St. Margaret Mary
Catholic Church
Sunday Morning Worship
9 AM
Tues. & Thurs. Morning
Worship
8:30 AM
Rev. Joseph Pettit
1051 E. Howard City Rd.
Edmore
989-427-5645
Reaching Out For
Christ Ministries
Every Sunday beginning at
10am with Praise & Worship!
(Includes Kids Bible Lesson and Great Fellowship)
Come expecting to receive an
anointed message from the Word of
God and to be encouraged to know
the love of Christ on a personal Basis.
Pastor: Lynne Kronewitter
616.984.7229
Meeting at: Maple Valley Complex
239 First Street • Trufant
110 Edgar St. • Lakeview
1 Mile North of M-46 on Youngman Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Sunday School • 11 am
Sunday Evening Bible Study
6 pm
Wednesday Kids Program &
Prayer Meeting • 7 pm
Other Opportunities: Choir,
Small Group Bible Studies,
& Youth Groups
989-352-6836
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Knowing, Growing, Going
An Evangelical Free Church
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53 E. 88th Street • Newaygo, MI 49337
Sunday Worship at 10:30 am
Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 6:30 pm
Wednesday Sr. & Jr. High Youth
Meetings at 7:00 pm
Thursday Women’s Bible Study and
GAP Men’s Group at 7:00 pm

Pastor Jim Groenink
231-652-9461
www.rvccnewaygo.com
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Deerfield
Bible Church
To know Christ and
to make Christ known.
759 150th Avenue • Morley
Pastor Frank Taylor
231-580-9649
Sunday School • 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service • 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service • 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting • 6:30 p.m.
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231-937-2271
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www.srautomotiveinc.com
114 S. Michigan Ave. • Downtown Big Rapids
231.796.7743
TURN YOUR OLD GOLD & DIAMONDS INTO CASH
OR TRADE IN & TRADE UP AT HUGE SAVINGS!
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FIREWOOD
8’ Hardwood Firewood
Delivered in 8’ length,
minimum 10 cords per load.
$
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18695 W. Yankee Rd. • Howard City, MI 49329
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So, you’ve been saving your money,
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to help it grow. You think there’s too
much risk in money market funds and
brokerage accounts. Wall Street left a
bad taste in your mouth for investing
through agents. Your IRA isn’t bringing
any interest to speak of – last week the
best West Michigan rate was just over
2%, with a minimum deposit of $10,000
– so the banks aren’t going to make you
rich quickly. The bond market (if you
think you know how THAT works!) is
crappy. What to do?
You start to think that because you
and two buddies sided your garage, or
because you’ve put up some wallpa-
per a time or two, maybe with a hand
from some friends you could make
big bucks flipping houses. Everybody
knows there are some excellent deals
out there. And what can Ty Pennington
do that you can’t? How about buying
low, making repairs, and selling high?
And if it doesn’t sell right away, rent to
folks who lost their homes to foreclo-
sure? Surely they’re all looking for a
cheap place to rent. Could this be the
year to make money in housing? Maybe
so. So you start looking. You discover
that the kitchen appliances are missing,
taken by the last occupant/owner (Add
$3,000.00 unless Aunt Shirley wants to
trade her used appliances for help siding
her new garage). You ask for Seller’s
Disclosure Statement – you know the
one, listing all the things the last owner
found wrong with the house - but there
isn’t one. So you’re operating blind.
(Add $500 to $2,500 for structural,
mold, lead, insect and maybe environ-
mental, inspections. Add $250 for pest
control treatments. Add big bucks for
correcting environmental problems you
discover later because you thought there
couldn’t possibly be any environmental
problems in such a nice neighborhood,
more than a mile away from that big
paper plant.) You make an offer. Two,
three, four weeks later you’re still wait-
ing for the layers of decision-makers to
each give their blessing on your offer.
The bank accepts with a counteroffer.
They send an Addendum, an extensive
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to, no exceptions. (Add $350 for your
attorney to explain what the Addendum
really means) You notice the words
repeated throughout the Addendum:
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ing the bank gives no representation
about its condition, but you are buying
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bank makes no representation about the
quality of the title. So you will have no
recourse for any problems which relate
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problems you decided not to pay in-
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SECOND NOTE: Get and pay for your
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a company of your own choice. And get
your title company to remove the stan-
dard exceptions from the policy. Show
them this article. They’ll know what
that means.
You decide to agree to the Addendum
terms and you sign. Congratulations!
You have a deal! Closing is set for the
first of next month. But meanwhile,
your inspector has appendicitis and her
inspection is delayed 5 days. Uh-oh.
You had decided not to pay a lawyer for
help with the Addendum. Now they tell
you it gave you only ten days to com-
plete all inspections! Lucky for you,
that late inspection passed. Had it not,
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leaky, box of sticks.
Your loan came through late. Title prob-
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nally, two weeks later, at closing, you’re
all set to hand over the check and take
title to your first flippable house, only
to be told you’re short a few hundred
bucks. Seems the Addendum imposed a
daily late fee for each day closing was
delayed. And, several very old water
bills have come in which you have to
pay or the deal falls through. That’s the
price to pay for cutting corners.
ANOTHER NOTE TO SELF: Re-
member that usually the bank’s Adden-
dum limits time for inspections, gives
no breathing room to meet deadlines,
and doesn’t show the hidden costs to
clean liens and utilities off the title.
Always check with the municipality on
unpaid bills.
But you did it. You bought yourself the
beginning of your Trump Empire. It’s
November. Heavy frost this morning.
Have to turn on the heat when you work
on that dry wall today. What? No heat?
LAST NOTE TO SELF: The next
time I check out with hot water heat, I’ll
be sure to check whether the place was
winterized before the pipes froze.
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