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Caring For generations


Carson City Hospital celebrates 75 years in 2011
CARSON CITY — It was the early 1930s and Dr. his practice here out of faith, and every subsequent
Emmett Binkert, a graduate of the Kirksville College expansion of the hospital was done out of faith. I
of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, was looking believe this had a lot to do with our hospital’s con-
for a nice small tinued success through many generations now.”
town to establish his new practice. He ap- Dr. Binkert worked in a small office in down-
proached Carson City and was struck by the beauty town Carson City for three years, before founding
of the St. Mary’s Church steeple punctuating the Carson City Hospital inside his home in 1936. Since
landscape. He knew this was the place for him. those humble beginnings, there have been several
“The sight of that steeple is still a landmark expansions and many technological improvements
for Carson City, and it’s a fun story to tell that Dr. of the facility, including the latest expansions of the
Binkert picked us because of it,” said Gary Sweet, a new, state- of-the-art Emergency Department, the
35-year employee of Carson City Hospital and the multi-storied front lobby entrance, the new Physical
organization’s resident historian. “From what I have HISTORY: Carson City Hospital in 1942 and the 75th an-
learned from his daughters, Dr. Binkert founded See ANNIVERSARY page 5 niversary logo. (Courtesy Photo)

Michigan Talent
NOTEWORTHY
On Sunday, Feb. 23, Grand
Valley State University held
Bank enhances
its annual High School Hon-
ors Band concert. Students
from more than 35 Michigan
website features
schools participated in the n award-winning site
event. Students were selected averages more than 8,000
based on auditions. new postings a month
The band rehearsed Friday LANSING — Michigan Department
evening, Saturday and Sunday of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
morning under the direction of Acting Director Andrew S. Levin today
Paula A. Crider, former direc- announced a new enhancement to the
tor of bands at the University Michigan Talent Bank Web site that
of Texas. Professor Crider is will make it easier for job seekers to
retrieve their User ID’s and PIN num-
in great demand throughout
bers. By clicking on the “Forgot Your
the United States as a conduc- User ID and PIN” button, job seekers
tor and clinician. Among her can now opt to have their information
other accomplishments, she sent to them securely via text message
has served as President of the on their cell phones. Previously, job
National Band Association and seekers could only request the infor-
is president-elect of the Ameri- mation through e-mail or by calling
the Michigan Talent Bank help desk.
can Bandmaster’s Association.
“The Michigan Talent Bank offers
The group performed a all of the resources of other national
variety of music ranging from job-search Web sites without any cost
IN THE BAND: Adam Johnson, Shana Shqair, Jerry Lawrence, Brianna Snyder, to the employer or job seeker, and this
See BAND page 5 Desmond Harold and Denton Grant. new feature makes it even easier for
job seekers to access the site,” Bureau
of Workforce Transformation Director
Sand Lake team wins RMS 2010 Annual Branch Display Award Liza Estlund Olson said. “This award-
winning Web site has become a go-to
SAND LAKE — The Sand Lake banking office recently resource for employers, whether the
received the RMS decorating contest award. Banks across employer is a small local business or a
the U.S. competed to win $500 to donate to a charity of their major international corporation.”
choice. As the award winner, they chose the Grand Rapids Job seekers and employers are en-
Home for the Veterans to receive the gift of $500. couraged to use the Web site at www.
The Sand Lake team creatively used the items from the michigan.gov/talentbank. In 2010,
Winter Emergency Kit free gift for a fun fall display to win other enhancements and tools were
the award. As a winner, the entry was eligible to compete added to the site, including:
for the Annual Award against GreenBank’s Clarksville-Cun-
ningham Branch in Clarksville, Tennessee, and BNC in Lin- n Job seekers creating resumes can
ton, North Dakota. The judges chose the winner of 2010 An- upload data from a resume previously
nual RMSY Award from those entries. Independent Bank’s saved as a Word, PDF, text, or HTML
Sand Lake office was selected as the winner based on their file when creating a new resume.
creative approach to using and organizing the incentives.
Sand Lake team member Sherry Long said, “Our theme n Creating and updating resumes

See DISPLAY page 5 See SITE page 5

LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY


DEADLINES INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Letters published in the River Valley Record-En-
News/Editorial Submissions . . . . Noon on Tuesday n Obituary Page 4
terprise do not reflect the overall opinion of the paper.
Letters to the editor may be written by any member of the Area Happenings and Directories . . . . Noon on Wednesday n What is a Blue Star
community who wishes to express their view of a certain Classified/Display advertising . . . . Noon on Thursday Mother, Page 6
issue. Letters should be in good taste and no longer than
500 words.
For more information, contact the River Valley Office n Contest Winners, Page 7
at (231) 937-4740
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COMMUNITY NEWS OBITUARY


HOMETOWN HERO security of Army resources and installations. Ad-
ditional training included providing peacetime
n Carlos A. Redriguez and Danaka E. Neit-
zel, both of Greenville; Henry
Dalton S. Carr support to the military community through se-
curity of resources, crime prevention programs,
n Gary P. Zamarron of Carson City and
Joyce P. Green of Edmore; Maciulaitis
Air Force Airman Dalton S. Carr graduated and preservation of law and order. n Jeffrey A. Dann and Tammera L. Cole, Henry Maciulaitis, 73, of
from basic military training at Lackland Air She is the daughter of Craig S. and Christina both of Gowen
Pierson, passed away Feb.
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. B. Van Splunter of Rockford. n Kenneth D. Courtney of Belding and Kaila
Van Splunter graduated in 2010 from Rock- K. Becher of Greenville; 18, 2011, at Spectrum Health
The airman completed an intensive, eight- Butterworth Campus.
week program that in- ford High School. n Paul K. Curtis and Joanna J. Lillie, both of
Carson City; He was born March 20,
cluded training in military
n William E. Miller and Lori D. Fortman, 1937, in Belmont, the son of
discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical Marriage License both of Carson City; Henry and Helena Maciulaitis.
n Joshue S. Britten and Jennifer S. Bucholtz, Henry worked on the farm as
fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills. Applications both of Pierson; well as being a loader opera-
Airmen who complete n Christopher L. Van Lerah and Shlley M. tor for more than 30 years. He
n Allan J. Himes, Jr. and Felicia A. Cody, Mercer, both of Lakeview;
basic training earn four both of Sheridan; loved bingo, watching birds,
credits toward an associate n Nathan A. Kent and Erica J. Richmond,
n Adam T. Johnston and Jodie L. Pinncik, watching cooking shows and
in applied science degree both of Greenville;
CARR both of Stanton; n Jeremy R. Holsworth and Rebecca L. football.
through the Community n Levi L. Ives and Amanda J. Line, both of Surviving are seven daugh-
College of the Air Force. Newville, both of Vestaburg; and
Riverdale; n James C. Walter and Raszuana A. Beards- ters, Linda Humbarger and
He is the son of William Carr of Morley. n Willliam V. Charvat and Laurie A. Char-
Carr graduated in 2010 from Morley Stan- ley, both of Edmore. Wendy Lawson both of How-
vat, both of Greenville; ard City, Kathy Wright of Evart,
wood High School. n Robert S. Jensen and Briana K. MacDon- Shiela (John) Stears of Cons-
ald, both of Greenville; Spring Exposition tatine, Patty (Robert) Jackson
HOMETOWN HERO n Damon J. Huzel and Tarah K. Husten,
both of Howard City; set for April 2
of Howard City, Jody Maciulai-
tis of Pierson and Kelly Mac-
Conner C. Van Splunter n Kenneth R. Dodge III and Jennifer M.
Maxted, both of Sheridan; The Maple Valley Complex in Trufant is uilaitis of Howard City; two
n Zachary A. Shrout of Oakley, Calif., and again hosting their Spring Exposition. The event sons Jerry (Pam) Lawson of
Army National Guard Pfc. Conner C. Van
Splunter has graduated from One Station Jennifer L. Schmidt of Edmore; will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 Sand Lake and Mark (Brenda)
Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, n Christopher A. Rader of Lakeview and p.m. The Complex building is the former Trufant Lawson of Howard City; many
Waynesville, Mo., which included basic mili- Jessica R. Buetow of Coral; Elementary School. Over 60 booths/vendors grandchildren and great-
tary training and advanced individual training n Joshua R. Chorman and Kayleigh M. Hal- were accessible to people attending the venue in grandchildren; two sisters,
(AIT). laday, both of Greenville; previous years. The entire Complex building and Lita Mitchel of Sand Lake and
During basic military training, the trainee re- n Matthew S. Rogers of Vestaburg and outside lawn area has been reserved for the ven- Nancy Greenman of Argenti-
ceived instruction in drill and ceremony, weap- Kelsey L. Owens of Grand Rapids; dors to promote their Business and product.
na; andnd several nieces and
ons qualification, map reading, tactics, military n Joseph C. Miller of Lakeview and Eliza- The event is again taking place on the same
beth E. Yoder of Greenville; day as the Petersen Consignment Auction Sale. nephews. He was preceded
courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first in death by his parents; three
aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and n Patrick J. Lindsey and Heidi S. Ward, both The Auction takes place on the Trufant Flea Mar-
of Six Lakes; ket Grounds, which is located about three blocks sons, Michael Sammons, John
traditions.
During AIT, the soldier completed the mili- n Robert A. Smith of Stanton and Jessica L. from the Complex area. So, we are hoping for a Lawson and Dean Lawson;
tary police specialist course to acquire skills to Morehouse of Crystal; busy day in Trufant! If you would like more in- grandson, Johnny Kronberg;
provide combat area support, conduct battlefield n Stephen G. Henderson and Janice J. Hub- formation regarding the Spring Exposition, you and a brother Arthur.
circulation control, area security, prisoner of war bard, both of Sand Lake; may contact Carole Petersen at 616-984-2071 or Memorial services took
operations, civilian internee operations, and law n Joseph L. Miller, Jr., of Greenville and E-mail her at Carole42pete@yahoo.com. place on Saturday, Feb. 26,
and order operations. The trainee performed as Margery J. Butt of Leesburg, Fla.; Come out and enjoy the first weekend of 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Heck-
a team member in support of battlefield opera- n Tyler L. Wing and Megan L. Wiggins, both April in Trufant and get ready for a Spring &
man funeral home with Tony
tions, installation law and order operations and of Vestaburg; Summer full of fun!
Wright officiating.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 5

ANNIVERSARY BAND
COnTInuED FROM PAGE 3 COnTInuED FROM PAGE 3
Rehabilitation Center, the new Carson City Hospital Public Rela- contemporary to traditional to a Richard Stoelzel as a soloist. phone), Brianna Snyder (clari-
Radiology Department, and tions at 989-584-3971 ext. 237 for large, enthusiastic audience. The Denton Grant (trumpet), net) and Shana Shqair (bari-
more. tickets. GVSu Wind Ensemble opened Adam Johnson (trombone), tone) represented Tri County in
“I like to think Dr. Binkert the concert and featured Grand Desmond Harold (percussion), the band. Congratulations on a
would be proud and in awe of Thursday, June 2, 5 p.m.: Valley’s Professor of Trumpet Jerry Lawrence (tenor saxo- terrific performance!
how far his hospital has come,” Carson City Frontier Days Com-
said Sweet.
In honor of the hospital’s 75th
munity Picnic – This year’s picnic
will feature live music in the park
DISPLAY
anniversary, several events are provided by the band CentreStage, COnTInuED FROM PAGE 3
planned throughout 2011 to hon- courtesy of Carson City Hospital
or the community, the hospital as a thank you for 75 years of com- was scary winter driving and we tied that into er.”
staff, Dr. Binkert and Carson City munity support. Complimentary the gift by inviting customers to open a totally RMS, Inc. (Rennhack Marketing Services)
Hospital’s patients. picnic at Haradine Park in Carson free checking account to get their free Winter is located in Grapevine, Texas, and is a leading
The following are just some of City with food provided by Village Auto Emergency Kit. Our objective for the dis- provider of premium branded gifts to support
the events recognizing the accom- Market. play was to show what we could do with all the acquisition programs for banks and retailers
plishment of 75 years of serving items in the Winter Auto Emergency Kit. For throughout the united States. RMS works with
the community: Monday, August 1: Found- example, we have a windshield with snow and 230 clients nationwide and serves about 7,000
er’s Day – This informal event we scraped the snow away with the ice scrap- bank branches.
Wednesday, March 16, will be a recognition of Carson
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
Lunch With The Doctors – Dr.
City Hospital’s founding father,
Dr. Emmett Binkert. SITE
David Freestone, Dr. Erin Le-
Grand, Dr. Donna Moyer, Dr. Saturday, October 22, 9 COnTInuED FROM PAGE 3
Kevin O’Connor, Dr. Janmeet Sa- a.m. to noon: Carson City Hos- is now quicker and easier. The a storage device or in their e- postings a month.”
hota, and Dr. Robert Seals invite pital Community Health new multi-page format saves mail for future use. The Michigan Talent Bank
you to meet and lunch with them Expo – This family-friendly data more frequently. has won numerous national
as part of our 75th anniversary event will feature special give- n Improved employment and state technology awards
celebration. Attendees will have aways commemorating n new style options have searches more accurately since its launch in 1998. Inter-
the opportunity to ask health-re- our 75th anniversary, held in been added such as creat- match job titles, creating bet- ested job seekers and employ-
lated questions, and will receive the gym at Carson City-Crystal ing bullet points, offering job ter job matching for both em- ers can join the Web site free
a special gift and a brief tour of High School. Free health seekers more flexibility in pre- ployers and job seekers. of charge at www.michigan.
the hospital afterward to see how screenings, lots of health infor- senting their qualifications. gov/talentbank.
much it has grown since 1936. mation from hospital departments n Job seekers and employ- DELEG staff is available
Attendees are invited to e-mail and community organizations. n Job seekers now have a ers can further refine their Monday through Friday from
questions ahead of time to con- choice of three different re- search by identifying employ- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer
tact@carsoncityhospital.com or Friday, November 18, 6 sume types: Chronological, ment criteria such as full- questions about the use of
via Facebook. The conversation p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Kids Pajama Functional and Combina- time, part-time, seasonal, or the Michigan Talent Bank by
will be updated via Facebook and Party – This fun event tion. Job seekers can switch temporary. calling toll-free at 1-888-253-
Twitter during the session, which honoring our youngest genera- between types at any time to 6855 or via e-mail at mtb-
will be held in the hospital’s Main tion will be held in the Carson City tailor their resume instantly “The Michigan Talent help@michigan.gov.
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Compiled by Virginia Tully ONIONS CARROTS WHITE POTATOES
1951 – March 6th will be the milking
machine service day in the Lakeview
area according to Wally Petersen,
Lakeview implement dealer, as a rep
from International Harvester will be
at the Petersen business.
1976 – Lakeview wrestler Joel Perez
is State Class C Champion in the 138
pound division.
The Lee Hansens of Trufant are
being honored on their 25th wedding
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lb.
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anniversary with an open house at
Frank’s Homemade
Congratulations are in order to
Lakeview Junior High Coach Bob the Lutheran Settlement Church in SAUERKRAUT SMOKED SAUSAGE
4/$
5 $
2 99
Charnley and the Kittens basketball Gowen.
team on their winning season. 1996 – Kelly Remelts local Lakev-
1961 – Early spring weather caused iew Girl Scout leader is hoping to
local lad George Almy to get his 2 lb. pkg. lb.
encourage 50 more young ladies to
head shaved at Hank Ingraham’s
barber shop last week – still a bit join, increasing the number to 175 in
early for heat strokes, but it does pay the troop.
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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 7

MDOT What is a Blue Star Mother?


awards By KATHy BARNES interested in joining. The dues are $20.00
annually.
one who is serving, or has been honorably
discharged from the Armed Forces of the

streetscape The following was taken from the


Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
webpage:
We now have a group, which currently
covers Ionia, Kent & Montcalm Counties.
We also have others in attendance from
United States. Services included are the
United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps,
Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard,

funding to The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.


is a non-partisan, non-political organiza-
towns beyond these counties. We meet
near Orleans at the home of a Patriot Guard
Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines.
The Blue Star Mothers was founded as

Howard City
tion. We do not support any political candi- Rider who has opened his pole barn for our a Veteran Service Organization and was
date, nor do we endorse any religious orga- use. We are currently submitting to the na- part of a movement to provide care pack-
nization. The military represents all aspects tional BSM organization for inclusion to the ages to military members serving overseas
of America as does our organization. national organization and putting in the pa- and also provided assistance to families
West Michigan We are mothers who now have, or have perwork for the 501(c)3 status. who encountered hardships as a result of
community looks forward had, children honorably serving in the mili- their son or husband serving in the war.
to enhancements tary. We are a non-profit (501[c]3) Veterans Who can join BSM?
service organization supporting our military Mothers and other family members can We are putting together a list of projects
The Michigan Department children while promoting patriotism. join BSM. The website explains member- to do as a group that will benefit our troops
of Transportation has award- The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. ship as: Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. overseas as well as troops and veterans lo-
ed federal funds to the village is authorized by Title 36, Chapter 305 of the is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nondiscrim- cally. Working with Barden’s Funeral Home
of Howard City in Montcalm United States Code (36 USC 305); Section inatory and non-profit organization. of Stanton and many of the area elementary
County, so the community can 943, as of January 26, 1998. Blue Star Mothers schools, BSM recently sent out over 600
undertake specific aesthetic im- I am a Blue Star Mother. A Mother or Stepmother (since the home made valentines to troops stationed
provements in the downtown The service banner that hangs on the child was of the age of 13) who has a son or in Afghanistan. Our group is also collect-
area. front window of my home is a two star, blue daughter who is serving, or has been honor- ing old cell phones to have them either re-
State Rep. Rick Outman, star banner. This shows those who drive by, ably discharged from the Armed Forces of furbished to send to troops or what can’t
R-Six Lakes, who represents that I have had two children who have or the United States. Services included are the be fixed can be sold for scrap & the money
Montcalm County, was pleased are honorably serving in our United States United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, then can be used to buy calling cards to
to hear of the MDOT decision. Military. The service flag was authorized Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, send overseas. Also any used DVDs in good
“This is an excellent thing as the official banner by the Department of Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines. shape are being gathered and included in
for Howard City, and I’m ex- Defense for display by families who have boxes to send out to our troops. These are a
cited to see the work getting members serving during war or hostilities Blue Star Dads (associate mem- welcomed diversion for them.
started,” Outman said. “It’s go- in which the United States is engaged in. ber) We promote patriotism. We also sup-
ing to be great to have people The Service flag, also called the Blue Star Blue Star Dads is in the process or reor- port each other.
getting back to work and seeing Flag, was designed and patented by WWI ganization. Dads we need you!! Until Dads Our chapter also has two Gold Star
our community come out better Army Captain Robert L. Queisser of the 5th are reorganized they should apply as an as- Mothers. These are mothers of Heroes who
for it in all regards.” Ohio Infantry who had two sons serving on sociate member to BSM. We do have Blue paid the ultimate sacrifice in their service to
The award will be used to the front line. Star Dad Pins. our country. These wonderful ladies want
streetscape Ensley Street from I joined the Blue Star Mother’s through A Father or Step Father (since the child to continue to support our troops and now
Williams Street to Shaw Street the national webpage. In looking for a lo- was of the age of 13) who has a son or have adopted members added to their fami-
and Edgerton Street from the cal chapter I found that the BSM Greenville daughter who is serving, or has been honor- lies that they are in contact with.
existing White Pine Trail to Lin- Chapter #2 is not able to hold meetings. ably discharged from the Armed Forces of Since we are a new group and are small
coln Street. Intended to aesthet- The by-laws state that a living member must the United States. Services included are the in numbers we openly welcome others to
ically enhance the downtown swear in the new members. There is one United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, join with us. If you have questions regard-
community, the improvements living member who is in declining health. Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, ing joining our local chapter you can call me
should also strengthen the con- Unfortunately she is unable to perform Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines. at (989) 814-0650.
nection to the White Pine Trail the task necessary to reopen the chapter. Also watch the “Area Happenings” por-
and link the trail to downtown I spoke with someone from near the Flint Blue Star Associates tion of the River Valley Shopper for future
dining, shopping and entertain- area and she was working in coordinating Are a spouse, sister, brother, grandpar- announcements involving Blue Star Moth-
ment. a new chapter for the area mothers who are ent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or friend of some- ers activities.

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8 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS Colon Cancer:


Awareness and Screen
Are Key to Prevention
n March is Colon Cancer Awareness
Month, Spectrum Health United Hospital
Hosts Free Informational Events
Greenville — Knowledge and focus of: Colon Cancer: Be In-
action have become important formed, Take Action. Sessions
tools in reducing the incidence of are scheduled for 1:00-2:00pm
colon cancer, which is the focus of and 6:30-7:30pm. Both ses-
National Colon Cancer Month in sions will take place at Spectrum
March. Health United Hospital’s Confer-
The colon and rectum are ence Center located within the
part of the large intestine. Colon hospital. Refreshments will be
cancer or rectal cancer occurs provided.
when the tissues in these areas Presenter Dr. Theodor As-
have cancerous cells that form tu- geirsson will focus on answering
mors. Cancer that begins in either questions such as:
the large intestine or the rectum What is colorectal cancer?
is sometimes called colorectal What are the risk factors?
cancer. How often should I be
Colorectal cancer affects both screened?
men and women. Although the Can colon cancer be prevent-
causes aren’t clear, there are cer- ed?
tain risk factors that may make What treatment plans and
individuals more likely to develop options are available?
the disease, including: Dr. Asgeirsson joined the
n being over the age of 50 medical staff of Spectrum Health
n the presence of colorectal United Hospital in June 2010. He
polyps specializes in a wide variety of di-
Two students from GRANT CHRISTIAN ten statewide winners, who will be announced in n family history of colorectal gestive disorders including colon
SCHOOL have been named local winners in the April, will receive a plaque, a medallion and a cash cancer and rectal cancer and screening,
42nd annual America and Me essay contest, spon- award of $1,000. In addition, the top tem essayists n genetic alterations (chang- proctology, diverticulitis, and in-
sored by Farm Bureau Insurance. will be honored at a banquet in Lansing, meet with es in certain genes increases the flammatory bowel disease. He
The two students, who earned the first and sec- Michigan’s top governmental leaders and be the risk for colorectal cancer) has extensive experience in mini-
ond place awards for their school, are Abbie Cam- featured guests at a Lansing Lugnuts minor league n personal history of cancer mally invasive colon and rectal
menga, first, and Candy Morales, second. Both re- baseball game dedicated in their honor. n having ulcerative colitis or surgery. Dr. Asgeirsson is board
ceived award certificates for their achievement. As Several thousand eighth grade students from Crohn’s disease certified in general surgery.
the schools first place winner, nearly 500 Michigan schools participated in the n diet Community Health Talks are
Abbie’s name will also be engraved on a plaque 2010-2011 America & Me Essay Contest, which was n cigarette smoking free to attend, but registration is
for permanent display in the school conducted with the help of Farm Bureau Insurance On Wednesday, March 9th, required. To register call (616)
Abbie Cammenga’s first place essay now advanc- agents across the state. The topic of the 2010-2011 Spectrum Health United Hospi- 225-6822 online at spectrum-
es to the state level of competition, from which the contest was “My Personal Michigan Hero.” Con- tal is hosting two complimentary health.org/colon-cancer-semi-
top ten essays in Michigan will be selected. The top gratulations to Abbie & Candy! community health talks with the nar-1.

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030 Special Notices 030 Special Notices 030 Special Notices
ESTATE & MOVING SALES. We do THE FAMILY OF LEONA
the work. Call Keith at 231-834-0442. PLEASE SHOVEL
Keith’s Estate Service. OUT Your Mailbox! CHAPIN is hosting a sur-
If our drivers can't reach prise 80th birthday party
GUN SHOW NEWOCEA Free Trap- your mailbox, they can't on March 13th from 2:00
pers. 22dnd Annual White Cloud Leighton
Hall, Sunday March 20, 9am-3pm. Call
deliver your shopper's guide to 4:00 pm at the New
Dave (231)652-5757. and/or newspaper. Give our Hope UM Church, 9 Mile
GUN SHOW The World’s Best drivers a hand and shovel
around your mailbox. Thank
Road, Mecosta. All her
friends are cordially invit-
FISH FRY DINNER
March 13th, 2011 9-4pm You!
Central Michigan Sports- ed.
mans Club East of Stan-
ton on Stanton Road. (and baked too)
Admission $5, 11&under at
Free. For more information CHRIST THE KING KENT THEATRE
call Clyde Pritchard 989-
561-5298 CHURCH 8 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs
9596 N. Reed Road 616-696-7469
EXTRA ★ EXTRA ★ EXTRA
Howard City www.kenttheatre.org
Fridays, March 11 March 11, 12, & 13
Movie
MONDAY NIGHT, thru April 15
MARCH 7th From 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. “GNOMEO & JULIET”
Fri. 6 & 9 pm • Sat. 3, 6, & 9 pm • Sun. 3 & 6 pm
Adults $9 • Children (6-12) $3
6:15 PM Family $25
Tickets: $3.00
AT March Coupon
Seniors (62 & Older) $8 FREE Small Popcorn
Expressway Public All are welcome! With the purchase of a large pop.
Auto Auction One coupon per purchase, per person.
Expires 3/31/11
IS
ABSOLUTE, AS IS, WINFIELD TOWNSHIP
LAST BID BUYS NITE BOARD OF REVIEW MEETINGS
of cars, trucks, vans, and Winfield Township Hall
15212 Howard City-Edmore Road
automotive merchandise.
Amble, Michigan
Regular sale to follow.
PLUS March 8, 2011 7 pm Organization Meeting
REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP March 14, 2011 9 am – 3 pm Board of Review
DICK’S 72nd BIRTHDAY BOARD OF REVIEW March 15, 2011 3 pm – 9 pm Board of Review
FREE Hot dog, coffee or hot
chocolate, and prizes. Any questions call:
Will meet at the township office Jerrilynn Strong, Assessor 989-382-7963
Make sure you get your ticket 215 E. Edgerton Phyllis Larson, Supervisor 231-762-4342
in the office. Howard City, MI 49329
Many late model cars, trucks, To hear appeals of 2011 property assessments
and recreation vehicles. 2011 MEETING DATES
CROTON TOWNSHIP
Organizational Meeting Monday March 7th 1pm (no appeals will be heard)
Check our website @ Monday March 14th 3pm-9pm by appointment or letter ONLY
www.expresswayautoauction.org Tuesday March 15th 9am-3pm by appointment or letter ONLY
for this auction and coming
events. Plus Craig’s List too. Call the assessor @ 937-4992 for an appointment Croton Township Board
Second Monday of the month at 7PM
Don’t forget our January 10, 2011 July 11, 2011
Annual Spring Cedar Springs Public Schools February 14, 2011
March 14, 2011
August 8, 2011
September 12, 2011
Consignment Auction is accepting bids for the following: April 11, 2011
May 9, 2011
October 10, 2011
November 14, 2011
April 30 • Lawn Mowing and Trimming Services June 13, 2011 December 12, 2011
Call now for your reserved numbers
• Fertilization, Weed, Vegetation Control & Grounds Improvement Services
Anything & Everything. • Athletic Field Grounds Maintenance Services Planning Commission
Expressway Public These bids will be for the 2011 growing season.
April 12, 2011
Quarterly Meeting dates at 7PM
October 11, 2011
Auto Auction
Bids will be accepted for the above services until 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 14, July 12, 2011
2011.
131 Expressway at M46 (east) Bid packages are available at the Operations Office, located at 204 E. Muskegon Zoning Board of Appeals
Exit 120 • Howard City Street, Cedar Springs MI 49319. This is in the Bus Garage Compound. Quarterly Meeting dates at 7PM
April 5, 2011 October 4, 2011
1-800-560-0838 A voluntary pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2011 at July 7, 2011 January 10, 2012
10:00 a.m. at the Operations Office.
Dick Nagy, Auctioneer
Farms, Real Estate, Antiques, Bids will be opened on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Board of Review
Collectors, Commercial, March 16, 2011 9AM-3PM March 17, 2011 3PM-9PM
Please direct any questions regarding this bid process to: Jerry Gavin, Operations
Industrial Since 1956 *4th Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am Croton Township Board
Supervisor at 616-696-0464

Minutes of the
Pierson Township Board Big Prairie & Croton Townships will be hosting an

ANIMAL CLINIC
Regular Meeting
January 4th, 2011
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present: Scott Vukin, William Bryant, Brian Longcore, Brooke Scott.
Absent: Gerard Bogner,
Meeting agenda: Motion Vukin Second Bryant to approved agenda as presented Roll Call: Yes - Longcore,
Scott, Vukin, Bryant.
Consent agenda: Motion Bryant to approve the consent agenda with changes to the minutes and bills. Second
March 12th • 10 a.m. - Noon
Vukin. Roll Call: YES- Scott, Longcore, Vukin, Bryant,
Financial Report: Presented
Croton Township Fire Station
Correspondence was noted.
SHOTS
Committee Reports given from the Rabies $8.00 • Distemper $12.00 • Kennel Cough $10.00
Planning Commission - Dec. meeting held Public Hearing on Wind Energy Zoning Ordinance tabled until next
meeting Jan 20th. LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE:
Sewer Advisory - Completed budget and accepted Sid Lynemas resignation
Solid Waste - Next Meeting in Jan 20th 3pm.
Male/Female Unsexed $6.00 • Male/Female Sexed $15.00
Road Committee - Next Meeting Jan. 19. At 7pm
Carl Paepke County Commissioner - The County has held Organizational Meetings for Committees elected
THREE YEAR LICENSE:
officers Male/Female Unsexed $15.00 • Male/Female Sexed $40.00
New Business
As approved in the past the Township mileage rate will follow the IRS recommendations of .51 per mile. Motion
Vukin to adopt dates as presented as the meeting dates for 2011 Second Bryant. Roll Call: YES - Scott, Vukin, If you have any questions, please call Croton
Bryant, Longcore.
Motion Vukin to give an in kind payment to those who worked in the Cemetery $50.00 per person Second Scott. Twp. office at 231-652-4301 or 231-689-1250
Roll Call: YES - Longcore Vukin, Bryant, Scott.
Big Prairie Twp Supervisor, Dave Wright
Public Comment
Adjourn 7:26
10 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

• Cedar Springs • Sand Lake • Howard City • Morley • Amble • Newaygo • White Cloud
• Gowen • Trufant • Coral • Kent City • Grant • Bailey • Croton/Hardy • Pierson • Lakeview

The Howard City Harvest Festival Committee meets 2nd


Upcoming Events: Wednesday of month, 7:00pm, @ Timothy C. Hauenstein
Reynolds Township Library. Volunteers are needed. Info. Call
Help is Available:
Art show March 1-30 at MCC – An exhibit featuring artwork Cheryl @ 231-937-5686. Angel Food Ministries at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma
Ave., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. For info call 616-696-8236.
by members of the Montcalm Area Art Association and the Mid- Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse meets at 7p.m. the second
Michigan Artist Association in Montcalm Community College’s The Mid-Michigan District Health Department offers free vision testing,
Thursday of each month in the basement of the Mecosta County as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more
Instruction North Building Art Gallery. Hours are Mondays jail. Looking for new members. For more information call (231) information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 831-3644, Monday
through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. 796-0966. through Friday.
Admission is free. Contact MCC Visual Arts Coordinator Michigan Chapter of Pilots for Christ - We provide free air and ground service
Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1248 Free Clothing for those in need - Seventh Day Adventist for those with medical needs, pastors in need, missionaries cargo transportation.
for more information. Church, 8060 M-46, Lakeview, in the Community Building 616-636-5523.
behind the church. Thursdays from 1-4pm. A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month
The Newaygo County Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled (beginning in February 2010) at 6:30pm in the Conference Rooms at Carson
at the following locations to distribute free food to individuals Free Western Square Dance Lessons - Newaygo St. City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at 989-330-4091.
and families in need. Most food distributions take approximately Bartholomew’s Church - Thursday 3:30pm-6:00pm. Call Carole Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you have
one hour. Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior (231)652-6183. been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer, meet with
to the scheduled delivery time. Bring your own container to others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of every month
Fish Fry every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 - 7pm at the from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977 W. 72nd St. (M-82),
hold 50 lbs. of food. ***You will check in upon arrival unless Howard City VFW Post 3306, 1001 S. Ensley Rd. Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb Kaminski, 231-924-7013.
otherwise stated.*** Saturday, March 5th, 10:00 am, Pine Grove Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle
Come sew at Heritage United Methodist Church on Fridays
Community Church, Howard City/Croton; Monday, March 7th, Drop-In Center, 310 E. Main St., Stanton. Everyone is welcome. No dues or
5:00 pm, Fremont United Methodist Church, Fremont; Tuesday, from 10am to 3pm. Bring your machine and call for supply list. fees. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve step program to help people cope
March 8th, 5:00 pm, Resurrection Life Church, Newaygo. New projects every week. Call Debbie Castle at 231-354-6910 with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info call Carol
for more details or email at dcastle@pathwaynet.com. Everyone (989)831-8778.
Mom2Mom sale March 5 at MCC – From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. welcome. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm
in Montcalm Community College’s gymnasium, located in the on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. • Sparta
Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission Greenville Auction & Flea Market - Every Friday at the Old Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm.
for shoppers is $2 at the door. The event is hosted by MCC’s Meijer Store in Greenville on M-91. Flea market starts at 7:00am, Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. • White Cloud, Commission on Aging. Weigh in
Auction at 10:00am. Vendors and consignors wanted. Call 616- 5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93 Gibbs St. • Lakeview, New
Business Professionals of America and proceeds benefit club Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:45-6:10pm on Mondays, meeting
activities. Contact club advisor Kristen Diehl by e-mail at 225-9999 or email wwauctions@yahoo.com. 6:15-7:15pm. East M-46. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church.
kristeno@montcalm.edu or Administrative Services Assistant Family Farm & Home Small Animals Sell and Swap 139 W 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,
Julie Stockwell at juliej@montcalm.edu or call 989-328-2111 for River Dr, Newaygo 2nd Saturday of the month 8am-Noon 231- meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland Dr. • Howard City, Howard City VFW
more information. 856-4641. Hall, Thursdays weigh-in 4:30-5:10pm, meeting 5:15-6:00pm. First meeting free.
Big Rapids Elk Camp 18th Annual Banquet March 12, For information call 231-937-4441.
Gospel Jam @ Grace Community Church 9920 Reed Rd,
2011, doors open 4:30 pm Holiday Inn, Big Rapids. For more Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am,
Howard City, MI 4th Saturday of each month from 6pm to 8pm Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St., Pierson, Michigan.
info contact: Doug Smith (989) 565-4112. in the fellowship hall. For more info, please call the church @ Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info.
Experience Africa during a lunch and learn presentation 231-937-6440 or Gene @ 231-937-2036. Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm,
March 15 at noon in rooms D303-305 in Montcalm Community Health Department, White Cloud.
Every Sunday Sheridan VFW Post 5065 FREE Veteran’s
College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building. MCC Instructor Gary Addictions Program: Feel trapped in addiction? There is an answer! Reformers
Breakfast for Veterans and/or wives (companions) or widows at Unanimous. A caring addiction program for any addiction, offered at Bills Lake
Wakenhut and his wife, Anne, will present photo slides and stories 209 W Washington 7:30am-8:45am. Baptist Church, 8549 Swan Ave., 7 miles east of Newaygo. Every Friday night
from their recent mission trip to Kenya. Visit the Wakenhut’s 7-9p.m. Info. call 652-9940.
blog at http://garywakenhut.blogspot.com/ to learn more about Attention Seniors - Howard City Action Center, 132 E.
Rebos House 10 N. First Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Meeting Days &
their trip. Lunch is provided for students with a current MCC ID Edgerton, open 7 days a week. Call Karen West or Dawny Kniffen Times: Monday-7pm, Big Book Meeting-Open; Tuesday-12Noon-Open, 5:30-
and is $2 for all others. 231-937-5950 for weekly schedule of events. Noon lunches Tues, 6:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm 12&12
Wed, Thurs. 12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm-Open, 7:00pm-
Are you suffering from cabin fever? Join the Horizons Club Closed (N/S) nonsmoking, 7:00pm-Alanon; Friday-All Open-12Noon, 7:00pm,
of Independent Bank on March 16, 2011 for a day of fun at the 9:00pm; Saturday-All Open-8:30am, 10:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open-
Little River Casino in Manistee. The cost is just $30 per person/
receive $30 back in incentives. For additional information;
Library Happenings: 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.
please contact Ruth Decker @231.652.1641 or sign up at any Experience India at KDL Library Sand Lake - Saturday March Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug free).
Independent Banking Center. 12, 1:30 PM. Bring the entire family for games, crafts and Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell
Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous.
Lakeview Community Schools Kindergarten Registration dancing, and have an interactive Indian experience with local
for 2011/2012 School Year is Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge
Indian families. for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First
Bright Start Elementary; Choose from sessions at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 Become a Friend KDL Library Sand Lake – Interested in helping Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact 689-
p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.; Call 989-352-8404, send our library? Join with friends and neighbors to plan programs and 6553, Marge.
a note, or stop-by the school office to reserve a space for you and fundraising events. Saturdays, March 12 and May 21, 10:00 AM Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays, 7pm,
your child in a session. If possible, please bring birth certificate, - Library Community Room.
United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS, BT)
immunization record, and proof of residency, such as a driver’s Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St.
license or address portion of a utility bill. Toddler Time every Monday at 11:00am a story, craft, songs Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall.
and more at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984 Wilcox
Montcalm Community College offers a March 26 bus trip to Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm.
Chicago. The cost is $15 for students and $30 for non-students. Library. Ages 18 months-3 years old. For more information call
Cheryl at 231-937-5575. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line: If you are living
Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the with physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, Call 1-800-374-WISE. Serving
trip. To register, call (989) 328-1213 or 1-877-328-2111, ext. 213. Preschool Storytime every Tuesday at 11:00am stories, craft Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties.
Payment due at registration. and activities at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem drinking,
25th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night - April Library. Ages 3 years to 5 years old. For more information call please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to you - 652-
Cheryl at 231-937-5575. 5574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only.
21- 6pm to 9pm at Cedar Springs High School. Booths are still SPARTA: Sparta United Methodist Church, Monday 7:00pm; Monday,
available for $25.00. Contact Isabelle at 616-696-9543 or e-mail Preschool Storytime at the Croton Library on Tuesdays from 7:30pm, Frank 678-4534, Wednesdays, 12noon, Harold 678-7508, Wednesdays,
izzyb9@charter.net 10:00am-11:00am. Program is for 2-5 year olds and involves books, 8:00pm, Anggie 887-9952; Sparta Baptist Church, Fridays 7:30pm, Roger 887-
crafts, songs & fun. 8508 (Spanish Speaking)
Old fashioned square dance - Howard City VFW $5/mo, year KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya 675-
round, Monday 1-4pm, Potluck at 2:15pm. Call Carole (231)652- KDL Library Sand Lake Family Story Time Tuesdays 7663
6183. 10:30 AM. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement SAND LAKE: St. Mary’s/Mary Queen of Apostle Catholic Church, basement
Life Style Change, Weight loss etc @ Natures Atrium every as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of of church, rear door, 51 Maple Street, Sand Lake. Mon. 8pm. Women only
reading. For children ages 6 and under with a caregiver. - Sand Lake United Methodist Church (Community Room), corner of Maple
tues 6:30pm-7:30pm Call 231-937-9370. Street and Sixth Street, Sand Lake. Tuesdays at 7pm (front door entrance).
The Lakeview Area Seniors is a non-denominational group The Friends of the Grant Area District Library meet at 10am CROTON-HARDY: New Croton Township Hall, 5833 Division, Fri. 8pm - C;
gathering on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Community Room. All Sun. 7pm - O
Interested people of all ages are encouraged attend. If you would interested persons are welcome to attend. The library is located at HOWARD CITY: VFW Hall, 1/2 mile south of Howard City, Larry 616-723-
like further information about these meetings, the Lakeview Area 122 Elder St. in Grant. 5081, Wed. 7:30pm - O
The Friends of the Croton Township Library meet the first GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. Front- 678-7508, Wed. 7:00pm - O.; Sun.
Seniors, or transportation to meetings, please call: Marlene Scott 7:00pm - O
989-352-6661, Dorothy Jensen 989-831-4496, Nancy Olsen 231- Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm at the library. Please come FREMONT: St Johns Episcopal, 124 Sullivan TUES., WEDS. & FRI.: Noon-O;
937-6272. if interested in helping your local library. NCCS Building, 6308 S. Warner First SAT. of the month 6:30 Potlock 7:30
Southern Chapter of the Pere Marquette Snowmobile Club Rhyme-Time Music and Movement KDL Library Sand Lake 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.
will hold their monthly meeting the second Tuesday of each –Wednesdays, 6:30 PM. Move and groove together with action
Al-Anon: Tues. 8pm; Al-A teen: Tues. 8pm
month at 7:00pm. The meetings will be held at the Howard City rhymes, songs, games, and hands-on musical activities that will
NEWAYGO: St. Bartholomew Church, NS, 599 Brooks - Basement - John 924-
Village Offices, 125 Shaw Street. help children develop motor, listening, and literacy skills. For 8027, Mon. 7:30pm - C; Step Mtg.; Thurs. 7:30pm - C
Interested in local, healthy food sources, preparation, and children ages 6 and under with a caregiver. Newaygo Area Alano Club: 8406 Mason/M-37, Behind Tracy’s Custom River
informative discussions? Westen A Price Foundation meetings Friends of the White Cloud Community Library meet Boats, just North of Speedway Unit #3. Mon. Noon (O), 7:30pm; Tues. Noon,
monthly, the first Thursday at 1:00 p.m. The library is located at 7:30pm; Wed. Noon, 7:30pm; Thurs. Noon, 7:30pm; Fri. Noon, 5:30pm (Men
6:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of every month at Stanwood Free only), 7:30pm (NON-Smoking - Women only – all types of recovery welcome);
Methodist (Stanwood Dr. and Pierce Rd.) Call Bonnie @ 231- 1038 Wilcox in White Cloud. Everyone is welcome. Sat. Noon, 7:30pm (3rd Sat. of month is open, non-smoking, potluck dinner
823-8002. Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library holds 6:30p, speaker meeting 7:30p, with game night following); Sun. 1:00pm, 7:30pm
(O).
Free Kids Aerobics at the Lakeview Community Wellness Tweens program every Thursday after school at 4:00. A variety
WHITE CLOUD: Mental Health Bldg. - Basement, 1049 Newell - 689-1779-
Center, Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:15. Ages 5-10, Colliene of activities and learning experiences, with a book discussion once Non-Smoking, Mon. & Wed. 8pm - C
Willison instructing. 423 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lakeview. 989- a month. Ages 8-12 years old, questions call Cheryl at 231-937- SELF-HELP GROUP FOR EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL PROBLEMS:
352-7510. 5575. 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,
Hospice of Michigan – Offers Living on Support Group 2nd The Newaygo Area Friends of the Library Bookstore, at substance abuse or fear getting in the way of you being able to really “live”?
Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Vera’s House Newaygo City Hall, open every Friday, 10am to 6pm and Memorial Newaygo County meeting, Fridays, 5:00pm, United Methodist Church, 240
located at 18 Justice St in Newaygo. For more information please Day and Labor Day Weekends with hundreds of books at Bargain Williams Street, White Cloud. For more information, call 689-7330, or toll-free,
call Diane Snyder at 231-924-6123 or 800-837-3630. Prices. Proceeds for new Library Building Fund. 1-800-968-7330.

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1. Birth Certificate
2. Proof of Residency
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3. Shot Records Since 1988
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030 Special Notices 050 Help Wanted
OWNER OPERATOR. REGULAR
scheduled runs to Texas. CDL Required.
River Valley Paid fuel Surcharge. 800-334-5142 Fax:
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Classifieds
THE MECOSTA-OSCEOLA INTER-
Howard City, Newaygo MEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT is
Lakeview, Cedar Springs accepting applications for a Resource
White Cloud, Sparta Room Teacher - Secondary (modified
year-round schedule at Ashmun School).
(231)937-4740 A complete posting is available at
www.moisd.org. Interested applicants
Deadline: must submit a letter of application,
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March 12, 2011 • Sand Lake VFW Hall THE NEWAYGO COUNTY Regional
Battle of the Bands will kick off the benefit at 4:00 p.m. Educational Service Agency is in need of
an Employment Services Specialist to
work in the Michigan Works Baldwin
050 Help Wanted office. This is a full-time clerical position
with full benefits. Beginning salary is
FOR SALE/RENT 14X70 Redman $11.00/hour. Please visit www.ncresa.org
Mobile Home. Two bedroom, two bath. to view the full posting, job description and
Newly remodeled: paint, flooring, shingled complete an application. NC RESA is
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sewer/trash, pets welcome. Contact 090 Business
This family lost their home along with all personal belongings just a few days before Christmas. Charlotte 231-937-5501 Services
We will be having a bean soup, stew, and chili contest that will be a WINTER TIME
LOCAL TRUCK DRIVER Wanted to pull CLEANING!
$5 donation. First, second and third place prizes awarded. doubles between Muskegon and Saginaw. I will make your place shine!! Reasonable,
Job runs March-November. Good driving
After the contest there will be a donation of $2 a bowl. record and good work ethics needed.
Reliable, References. Melody (616)696-
2860, (616)885-4249.
50/50 Raffles • Live Auctions • Silent Auction • Bake Sale Call Lanore Bark Company at 231-250-
9696
There will be a lot of nice things. All proceeds go to the family. CUSTOM DESIGNED AND built for
you by Percy's Post-Frame Buildings.
EVERYONE SAYS THERE are no jobs 616-874-9225
If you need more information or would just hiring, not true! MPI is hiring for 40
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like to make a donation feel free to call
employment. Earn $8.00-$11.50 per
Marrie's Cleaning. Call for
Margaret Minaker at 616.636.8135 hour, paid weekly. Immediate openings your house cleaning needs.
for those who qualify. Call 231-796-9286
or Cindy Fisk at 616.799.4853 for appointment.
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HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 9 - 7; Sat. 9 - 4 Welcome, Robert Gunnell, MD, to the Spectrum
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FINANCE MANAGER
Dr. Gunnell comes to SHGM after practicing in
Newaygo County for over 35 years. We are proud
to have him on board!
Due to a pending retirement, the Pioneer Group, a leading West Michi-
gan publishing and printing company headquartered in Big Rapids, is Dr. Gunnell joins an exceptional group of
seeking a dynamic leader to oversee all corporate accounting functions. providers: Dominic Ausiello, MD,
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for all aspects of financial planning, accounting and supervision of the Ron Nelson, PA-C, Kortne Karp, PA-C.
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• Oversee accounts payable/receivables For an appointment, call 231.824.5995.
• Daily cash flow scheduling, monitoring and banking Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Month-end financials and Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• 401K responsibilities including oversight of year-end audit
• Creating budgets Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
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CHURCH DIRECTORY Sylvester St. Margaret Mary


Rent this Community Catholic Church Rent this
space. 989-352-6836 Church 1051 E. Howard City Rd.
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110 Edgar St. • Lakeview 5 Mile Road
Call for details. 1 Mile North of M-46 on Youngman Rd.
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Sunday Morning Worship
231-937-4740 9:30 am 231-937-4740
Sunday School • 11 am Sunday Morning
1-888-937-4740 Sunday Evening Bible Study Worship Service Sunday Morning Worship 1-888-937-4740
6 pm 10 AM 9 AM
Wednesday Kids Program & Fellowship Time Tues. & Thurs. Morning
Prayer Meeting • 7 pm 11 AM Worship
Sunday School 8:30 AM
Other Opportunities: Choir,
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Small Group Bible Studies,
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Rev. Joseph Pettit

You’re Invited To…


Pierson
Bethel SAND LAKE Emmanuel
Lutheran UNITED
Bible Church METHODIST Baptist
Ensley Baptist Church
7077 120th St., Sand Lake
101 Grand • Pierson, MI
Sunday School – 9:45 am
Church CHURCH Church
M-46 East of Old 131
Sunday Worship – 11:00 am 45 6th St. • Sand Lake 16028 Isabella St. • Coral
Sunday School ............. 9:45 am
Morning Worship....... 10:45 am
Evening – 6:00 pm
Teens – 5:30 pm
231-937-4921 Rev. Darryl Miller
Morning Worship 10 am
Phone: 616-636-5673
Evening Worship ......... 6:00 pm Tuesday - Grief Share 9:00 am Sunday School 11:15 am
Nursery Both Services Wed. Services – 6:00 pm Pastor Steven Frentz Worship Service 9:30 am
Children’s Church 9:30 am Evening Service 6 pm
Wednesday - 7:00 pm
BLAST during school year – 6-7:15 pm ~ FOR RENT ~ Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm
Sept. - April – AWANA Worship Service 9:30 am Church Ed. Building with fully
K - 6th Grades Ladies Bible Study – 1:00 pm
Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group
Sunday School 10:45 am equipped kitchen. Make reservations Pastor Bert Boes
Ladies J.O.Y. meets 1st Thursday now for your parties, family reunions,
Adult Bible Study of the month at 1:00 pm Sat. Night Service 5:00 showers, graduations, group meetings. 231-354-6347
Rev. James Ankerberg, Senior Pastor
Pastor Thomas Sluys Youth Activities - Call Church
Call Crystal Gould at 616-636-5615 231-354-6311
Youth Team $65.00 Rental, additional $25.00
Church Phone 616-636-5581 616-636-5542 refundable cleaning fee. Gospel Jamboree
www.ensleybaptist.com www.piersonbiblechurch.org www.bethellutheranchurchonline.org • NO ALCOHOL • 3rd Sat. of the month.

First Baptist CHURCH OF THE A warm welcome awaits you at


Church FULL GOSPEL BIG PRAIRIE
304 Shaw St. • Howard City (Since 1946)
COMMUNITY
HERITAGE Celebrating 135 Years of
Non-Denominational

United Methodist Church Ministry in Howard City Pentecostal Grace


180 E. Lake St.
CHURCH
19931 W. Kendaville • Pierson Sunday School .....................9:45 am 1988 S. Elm, White Cloud
Morning Worship...............11:00 am SAND LAKE (2 mi. N. of Hilltop Store - Hardy Dam)
Sunday Worship 10:30 am Evening Worship .................6:00 pm 1 block E. of Traffic Light
Sunday School 9:30 am* Wednesday 6:30 - 8:15 pm Sunday School 10 am Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Sunday Youth Activities 5:30 pm* Awana (grades K-6th) Sunday Morning 11 am Sunday School 10:45 am
Teen Activity Center Sunday Night 6 pm
Wed.: Kids Club 6 pm* Adults Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study 7 pm Pastor Arnold Guikema Jr.
*September to May Ph. 231-689-0255
Pastor Brian Humphreys Pastor Verta Giddings
Brad Brillhart, Pastor Associate Pastor Paul Austin (616) 636-5628 or 231-689-1850
Office Phone Church Phone: 231-937-4809 Pastor Gary Giddings
231-937-4310 www.howardcitybaptist.com (616) 799-0331

Northland South Ensley


Church of Christ United
A non-denominational
PINE GROVE New Testament Church
Knowing, Growing, Going
9920 Reed Rd., Howard City Methodist
Community Church Sunday Worship....................... 10 AM

A Christian Reformed
Bible School for all ages ..... 11:30 AM An Evangelical Free Church Non Denominational Church
(Staffed nursery available) of America Sunday Morning Corner of Cypress & 136th
Ministry Matt. 6:33 53 E. 88th Street • Newaygo, MI 49337 Worship Service 10 am
Sunday Evening Service & www.ensleyumc.org
Sunday Service 10 am “Christ in you, the hope of glory” Sunday Worship at 10:30 am
- Cor. 1:27 Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 6:30 pm Youth Group 6 pm Rev. Darryl Miller
Boys & Girls Clubs Wednesday Sr. & Jr. High Youth Mens & Womens Discipleship
groups offered throughout the week. Office: 616-636-5659
Wednesday at 6:45 pm Mr. Dan Nicksich, Meetings at 7:00 pm
Thursday Women’s Bible Study and For more info, call or visit our web site at:
Senior Pastor www.grace-hc.org
Sunday Worship 11 am
Youth & Sr. High - Call Church GAP Men’s Group at 7:00 pm
Email: grace@oneisp.net Sunday School 9:45 am
9891 Mason Dr. • Grant Pastor Jim Groenink
231-937-5250 Pastor Joel Cooper
On M-82, 5 miles west of M-37 South of Newaygo 231-652-9461 Pastor Jorge Ballivian
Open Hearts, Open Minds,
Howard City 231-834-9910 www.rvccnewaygo.com 231-937-6440 or 937-6833 Open Doors

Deerfield
Bible Church Rent this Rent this Join Us
space. space.
In
Worship
Call for details. Call for details.
759 150th Avenue • Morley
231-937-4740 231-937-4740
Pastor Frank Taylor 1-888-937-4740 1-888-937-4740
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.
To know Christ and
to make Christ known.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 17

NEW 2011 FORD FUSION SE OR NEW 2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT FWD

33 28
MPG YOUR MPG
CHOICE

Security Deposit
Total of Payments
Lease End Value
Amount Due at Start
Term/Miles
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FUSION
0
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39 / 10,500
.20
ESCAPE
0
$7,383
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39 / 10,500
.20
$
199
Did you know that increasing your fuel economy by 8 MPG will save you $100.00 per month
at the pump? A new Fusion or Escape has never been more affordable.
Mo.
39 Month Red Carpet Lease.
Includes all Ford rebates.

Payments plus tax. Not all buyers will qualify for Ford Red Carpet Lease Renewal Rebates or Ford Red Carpet Lease. Customer Cash rebates, add $1,500 to due on delivery. All rebates to dealer with credit approval, must be
eligible for lease renewal or add $1,500 to due on delivery. * Fuel economy savings based on 15,000 miles a year at $3.42 a gallon. See dealer for details. Expires March 31, 2011

Live Market Pricing provides the most competitive prices on all our pre-owned vehicles, all the time.
Technology meets common sense.
Pre-Owned Live Market Pricing is achieved by polling over 20,000 pre-owned websites every hour to ensure
that every single customer receives real-time Value Pricing on every Pre-Owned Vehicle we sell.

2005 VENTURE 2006 FREESTYLE SEL 2007 MALIBU LS 2003 ODYSSEY EX L 2008 PT CRUISER 2008 OPTIMA LX
76,000 Miles, Super Nice. K10269A FWD, Leather. P0206. V6, Sharp. P1022. Leather & More. K00920B Only 36,000 Miles. P1054. Factory Warranty. P1036.
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8,990/ 178 mo.
$ $
9,590/ 149 mo.
$ $
9,890/ 228 mo.
$ $
9,990/ 163 mo.
$ $
10,290/ 163 mo.
$

2007 IMPALA LT 2009 SONATA GLS 2010 COBALT 2008 FORD TAURUS SEL 2008 FUSION SE 2010 FOCUS SE
4 Brand New Tires. P1010. Moonroof. P0168. Auto., Air. P1029. Hard to find AWD. P1038 Certified Pre-Owned. R0231. Auto., 35+ MPG. R1046
$
10,490/ 169 mo.
$ $
10,990/ 178 mo. $ $
10,990/ 178 mo. $ $
11,990/ 195 mo.
$ $
12,390/ 199 mo.
$ $
12,990/ 209 mo.
$

2008 TAURUS X SEL FWD 2008 TAURUS SEL 2009 ESCAPE XLT FWD 2009 MAZDA 3 2009 PATRIOT SPORT 2010 FUSION SE
Quad Captains. P1055 45,000 Mi. P1043. Moonroof. P1040. Sips Gas. K10252A. 4x4, Moonroof. P1019 Enjoy comfort + 33 MPG. R1044.
$
13,590/ 208 mo.
$ $
13,990/ 216 mo.$ $
13,990/ 217 mo.
$ $
13,990/ 218 mo.$ $
13,990/ 224 mo.
$ $
14,690/ 221 mo.
$
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$ $ $ $ $ $ This week’s winner is


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To Be Given Away Locally
Enter at any of the participating business locations below for *$50.00 to be given away
EVERY week for the months of February and March.
The Grand Prize of $25.00 from each of the participating merchants will be given away at the end of the contest.
Entries will be picked up every week, and will be kept for the Grand Prize drawing.
So you have to enter every week for the *$50 drawing.
GOOD LUCK. HAVE FUN. ENTER OFTEN.
*The weekly $50.00 drawing will be a check made out to the winner
and the participating merchant of their choice.
Small Engine Specialists
Hardware • Supplies Larry’s
NORTHTOWN
Dolmar Chainsaws
Oregon Bars, Chains, Sprockets
for most brands in stock!
LP Filling & Welding Gases • Air Gas • Linde • GTW
All Brands Small Engine Repair
p
Chainsaw Sharpening g • Blades & Belts
Furniture & Appliance
Northtown, Greenville
Authorized Parts & Service
Mon.-Thurs. & Sat. 9-6; Fri. 9-9 Howard City

Coral Power Shop 616-754-6101 231-937-4334


Delivery Available • Layaway Available
Small Engine Specialists www.leppinksfoodcenters.com
15990 Grant St. • Coral • 231-354-6431

BONUS BUCKS!!!
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COUPON

Balloons
Scrapbooking Flowers
$
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Craft Supplies Parts with Any Used Appliance
Inspirational Books
Greeting Cards Repair of $175 or more
MARDI GRAS, ST. PAT’S, See “Andy” for details.
4320 14 Mile Rd. COUPON

EASTER ITEMS AVAILABLE


Hours: Sun. 12-5, Mon.-Sat 9-7
Rockford, MI 49341
Ph: (616) 866-7100
ANDY’S DISCOUNT APPLIANCE CENTER
NEW & USED APPLIANCES • Appliance Repair
4330 14 Mile Road NE • Rockford M - F 9 - 7 • Sat. 10 - 4 572 S. State SE • Sparta • 616-887-1999
616-866-8912 Email: panaceasbuyersclub@yahoo.com
Across from Family Fare, Next to Burger King (In the Back)

BIG BEN’S Gould’s


TIRES & AUTO REPAIRS
New & Used Tires
Truck & Auto Repairs
Most Major Tire Brands Available
Mini Mart
The Mini Mart that packs
17980 Northland Dr. • Sand Lake
(Corner of Pine & Northland)
616-636-8350
everything YOU need!
Gas • Beer • Wine • Liquor • Cigarettes
WHITE’S
Your Little Bit of Everything Store
231-937-TIRE (8473)
14150 Cypress • Sand Lake 222 N. Ensley St. • Howard City
Fowards to our Sand Lake location
Mon. - Thurs. 9-6 616-636-5539 231-937-5206
Fri. 9 - 5 • Sat. 9-1 1-800-868-4932
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 19
090 Business
Services VANDYKE’S ENGINE Big Rapids’ Premier
ICE/SNOW REMOVAL
REBUILDING Assisted Living
ROOFING: ALL TYPES
Repairs & Leaks. Free Estimates Since 1957 Community
20yrs. experience
Licensed/Insured 17 Westwood • Fremont A Leisure Living Managed Community Evergreen Terrace is a community designed to
www.leisure-living.com provide choice and convenience for those requiring
(616)636-8288
Ensley Roofing, LLC (231) 924-3170 various levels of assistance with daily activities.

• Head Pressure Checking & Reconditioning Call Wendi today to make your reservation!
• Crank Shaft Grinding 801 Fuller Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307 • Phone: 231-527-1050
• Engine Parts & Kits Available evergreen@leisure-living.com

SAVE
TWO DAY HORSE AUCTION MONEY CALL MIKE'S WINDOWS
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LAKE ODESSA, MICHIGAN
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FRIDAY, MARCH 25th 1103 N. State St. • Big Rapids, Michigan
MICH. SPRING DRAFT HORSE AUCTION
Starting at Shingle Vinyl Siding We Build Garages, Pole

$189
9:00 AM: New & Used Tack

& Flat Roofs All Colors, All Barns, Patio Rooms


11:00 AM: Outside Equipment
1:00 PM: Draft Horses, Driving Horses

Kinds
Catalog Deadline March 18th • Many Good Horses Already Consigned
Metal Roofs Winter House Additions
SATURDAY, MARCH 26th Specials Savings!
All Types of Building
SPRING SADDLE HORSE AUCTION Factory Direct, Energy Saving Repairs Ask About FREE Gutter System!
9:00 AM: New & Used Tack
Roof Repairs
Winter Windows
1:00 PM: Horses & Ponies
★ SPECIAL CONSIGNMENT ★ and Roof Snow
Clearing! In Stock!
6 - AQHA Yearlings • 7 - AQHA Two Year Olds

Specials!
1 - AQHA Broodmare

$35 & Up
All Reining and Cow Horse Bred
Catalog Deadline March 18th We Roof All
2010 Negative Coggins Required Winter Long!
Fax consignments to (616) 374-4106
E-mail consignments to: tracy.langmaack@att.net
CALL FREE Shop
NOW! Locally
ESTIMATES
For information: Office (616)
374-8213
Verne Lettinga (616) 490-6742 • Tim Eggleston (269) 838-2287

LICENSED & INSURED - MEMBER OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

$ $ $ $ $ $ WEEKLY
WINNERS
C A L LO OT
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Enter to Win Over $850


To Be Given Away Locally
Enter at any of the participating business locations below for *$50.00 to be given away EVERY week for the months of
February and March. The Grand Prize of $25.00 from each of the participating merchants will be given away at the end of the
contest. Entries will be picked up every week, and will be kept for the Grand Prize drawing. So you have to enter every week
for the *$50 drawing.

GOOD LUCK. HAVE FUN. ENTER OFTEN.


*The weekly $50.00 drawing will be a check made out to the winner and the participating merchant of their choice.

The Corner Closet LTD.


“1st Class in Secondhand”
Consignment/Resale Since 1981
“Driveline Specialists” Now Accepting:
Spring/Summer Clothing
Automatics • Manual Shifts • CV Boots & Axles Offering Adult & Children’s Clothing
Driveshaft Repair • Universal Joints • Transfer Cases Small Household Miscellaneous Items.
Differentials • Flywheels • Clutches
~ MONTHLY SALES ~
8639 Mason Dr. (M-37) • Newaygo 616-696-5457 For consigning info please stop in or call.
Mon.-Fri. 9-6 • Sat. 9-5

231-652-1546 12345 Northland Drive


p g MI
Cedar Springs,
Newaygo • Off M-37 behind Cartelli’s Pizza
across from State Police Post
Come on in and warm up by the fire! 231-652-6247
www.newaygowoodstove.com www.SuperiorTransCedar.com
20 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

POLE BARN METAL


ROOFING & SIDING
18 colors available in #1 metal cut to your length.
We also stock trim & accessories. Presents...
Check our prices before you buy.
We will save you money!

A.C. Metal Sales


231-924-1204

Written by Rick Abbot


Weight Control
After reading an article by Dr. Mercola, I decided to share some of the information in this week’s column. You can
read the whole article on www.mercola.com. It is a great site. A murder-mystery comedy!
New research shows that there are big differences in how the sugars fructose and glucose are metabolized by
your body. Overweight study participants showed more evidence of insulin resistance and other risk factors for heart
disease and diabetes when 25 percent of their calories came from fructose-sweetened beverages instead of glucose-
sweetened beverages.
Only One Weekend Remaining!
A study looked at 32 overweight or obese men and women. Over a 10-week period, they drank either glucose or
fructose sweetened beverages totaling 25 percent of their daily calorie intake. Both the groups gained weight during
Friday March 11th 7:30pm
the trial, but imaging studies revealed that the fructose-consuming group gained more of the dangerous belly fat that
has been linked to a higher risk for heart attack and stroke. The fructose group also had higher total cholesterol and
Saturday March 12th 7:30pm
LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and greater insulin resistance.
This is not the first study showing that fructose harms your body in ways glucose does not. Two years ago, another
Sunday March 13th 2:00pm
study concluded that drinking high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) -- the main ingredient in most soft drinks throughout
the world -- increases your triglyceride levels and your LDL (bad) cholesterol. And, just like this latest study, these Pricing: $10 Adult
harmful effects only occurred in the participants who drank fructose -- not glucose.
Today, 55 percent of sweeteners used in food and beverage manufacturing are made from corn, and the number $8 Students
one source of calories in America is soda pop, in the form of high fructose corn syrup. Corn syrup is now found in every
type of processed, pre-packaged food you can think of. In fact, the use of HFCS in the U.S. diet increased a staggering $8 Seniors (60 and up!)
10,673 percent between 1970 and 2005, according to a recent report by the USDA.
Ironically, the very products that most people rely on to lose weight – low fat diet foods -- are
often those that contain the most fructose!
Fructose from fresh fruit is not a problem because it contains fiber and enzymes. These help For tickets call the Grant Fine Arts Center
us digest and use the fructose instead of store it as fat. Fructose, without its natural enzyme,
must be processed by the liver. While the liver is doing that, it cannot process any other
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Here are some of the items in Northen Michigan’s largest on-line auction.
Item # Product/Service Business Retail Value Opening Bid
111 Paslode Impulse Finish Nailer Olson Lumber Company $380.00 $76.00
112-117 $50 Gift Certificate Mane Salon $50.00 $10.00
209 1 Miche Mini Bag KD’s Family Hair Care $20.00 $4.00
218-241 $25 Gift Certificate Biggby Store #246 $25.00 $5.00
242 Weber Performer Charcoal Grill Canadian Lakes Ace Hardware $330.00 $66.00
253-256 One Week Boat Slip Rental Manistee Inn & Marina $150.00 $30.00
257-260 One Night Stay Manistee Inn & Marina $159.00 $32.00
271-274 $100 Gift Certificate Kerry’s Blinds $100.00 $20.00
278 2011 Simplicity Snowblower Remus Repair $700.00 $140.00
279 Adirondack Chair With Table Lakeland Mills $120.00 $24.00
282-291 Quaker State Oil Change Discount Muffler & Brake $32.00 $6.00
319 Guided Duck Hunt Black Dog Outfitters $350.00 $70.00
360-369 $25 Gift Certificate Dollarville $25.00 $5.00
377 1 Season of Dance Lessons The Muse Dance Academy $360.00 $72.00
418-437 $20 Restaurant Gift Certificate The Gate $20.00 $4.00
471-480 $60 Gift Certificate Routley’s Chiropractic $60.00 $12.00
490-539 9 Holes of Golf Plus Cart x2 People Falcon Head Golf Club $22.00 $5.00
551 Bio Smart Heater Lakeview Elevator $650.00 $130.00
557 1 Year Membership Max Fitness $365.00 $84.00
576-579 $120 Gift Certificate The Shack $120.00 $24.00
619-630 $25 Gift Certificate Pete’s Cleaners $25.00 $5.00
651 Alpine Assault Compound Bow - 70 Lb. Paris Arcvhery $660.00 $134.00
662 Butterfly Leaf Table With 6 Chairs Bare Furniture $675.00 $134.00
663 John Deere Corn Stove Voelker Implement $2,400.00 $480.00
732 Inground Pool Opening Skips Pool & Spa, LLC $195.00 $39.00
733 Above Ground Pool Opening Skips Pool & Spa, LLC $150.00 $30.00
736 George Forman Grill & Rotisserie Smith Lumber $86.00 $17.00
738 Senco Cordless Head Framer Smith Lumber $400.00 $80.00
739-744 $35 Oil Change Gift Certificates Crossroads Chevrolet $35.00 $7.00
745 Exterior Car or Truck Wax & Wash Crossroads Chevrolet $175.00 $35.00
746 Exterior Detailing Crossroads Chevrolet $125.00 $25.00
767-776 $50 Gift Certificate Crossroads Quilt Shop $50.00 $10.00
787-806 Free Premium Oil Change Baldwin Car Care $30.00 $6.00
826 Sectional Vandrie $1,200.00 $240.00
858 La-Z-Boy Rocker Recliner Vandrie $500.00 $100.00
1043 Muzzle Loader Frank’s Sporting Goods $299.00 $60.00
1174 Lane Recliner Swinehart Home Furnishing $399.00 $80.00

Many more great items to bid on.


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22 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
090 Business
RECYCLE Join Tonya Nichols for her presentation

“Aging & Illness


Services

from a pH Perspective”
Local Full Service Mobile Recycling Centers
Paper • Glass • Metal • Plastic 1 - 7
YOUR LOCAL
Thursday, March 10th at 6pm
All containers must be clean. INTERNET Provider!
All types of household batteries will be accepted
Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library
$18.45/month
(For example: Alkaline, nickel, cadmium, cell 117 W. Williams St • Howard City MI 49329
Unlimited Dial-up
(231)592-9877
phone, and button batteries) Phone: (231) 937-5575 www.net-port.com
NO lead acid automotive batteries.
For questions please contact MSU Extension office at You have the power to control the state of
989-831-7500 your health and the rate at which you age.
Attendants will also be on site.
Howard City: 2nd Tuesday of Lakeview: 4th Wednesday of ❖ A free saliva pH test will be offered during the presentation.
the month 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the month - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
& 4th Saturday of the month High School Parking Lot, ❖ Learn how to track your body’s pH and use that information.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Fire Station/ 9800 N. Youngman Road.
❖ Learn about metabolic body types and the needs of each one.
Village Offices, 125 East Shaw
Tonya Nichols graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelors PTL Health Care
degree in Pharmacy and went on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy Agency
In-Home Care Giving
from the University of Florida. She has also received a Natural Wellness 38 Years Experience
Certification from Clayton College of Natural Health and is currently a We provide loving,
student at The Naturopathic Institute in Mt. Pleasant. She has recently dignified and
opened her own business, Sisters of Sage, llc, which focuses on nutrition compassionate services
and natural therapies as a means to health and wellness. You may contact for your loved one.
Recycling brochure can be found at the MSU Extension website: Owners:
her at 231-762-4506 or e-mail her at sistersofsage@yahoo.com.
www.msue.msu.org/montcalm under the Recycling-Resource Recovery area. Rick & Judy Besemer
This program is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician. 231-823-8623
Sponsored by Montcalm County Solid Waste Management Committee

100 Pets & Supplies


Thank You For Saying, “I saw it in THE EXCHANGE,” November 29, 2006 Page 1

BLACK LAB 1 1/2 years neutered, test-


POSTAL PRESORTED
CUSTOMER STANDARD

ed, shots, wonderful temperament Lake


U.S. Postage Paid

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tested shots, spayed. nice house dog.
Lake Haven 231-652-7507
Serving Lincoln County in Tennessee and
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Published every Wednesday by Exchange, Inc. Volume 27 Number 48 Wednesday, November 29, 2006

ARDEL TERRIER mix black/white


female 1 1/2 years, spayed, tested, shots.
Lake Haven 231-652-7507

YELLOW LAB pup female three mos.


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For The TN Valley & Will Save You Thousands!

2005 Chevy Malibu 2006 Chevy Malibu 2005 Pontiac Vibe


THERAPY DOGS PREPARATION
Original Mfg. Selling Price
Kelly Blue Book Price
$20,670
$14,580
Original Mfg. Selling Price
Kelly Blue Book Price
$21,875
$16,655
Original Mfg. Selling Price
Kelly Blue Book Price
$18,500
$14,630 class for Therapy Dogs Internation-
OUR $
12,775 OUR $
13,705 OUR
13,778
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al will be held at Spectrum Hospital,
PRICE PRICE PRICE

Reed City starting May 5, for 6 con-


Stk. #PC4301 Stk. #PC4401 Stk. #PC4357
secutive Thursday's. Cost is $65.00
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
Original Mfg. Selling Price $24,005
2006 Chevy HHR
Original Mfg. Selling Price $19,655
2006 Chevy Impala LT
Original Mfg. Selling Price $22,835
Instructors: Debbie Szot and Barb
Kelly Blue Book Price
OUR
PRICE
$
14,340
$17,400 Kelly Blue Book Price
OUR
PRICE
$
14,500
$16,830 Kelly Blue Book Price
OUR
PRICE
$
14,600
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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 23
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