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The River Valley


RECORD - ENTERPRISE
Serving PortionS of MontcalM, MecoSta, newaygo and Kent countieS
April is THANK YOU
Alcohol
Awareness
Month THANK YOU:
Cub Scout pack
LANSING – April is Alcohol Awareness #3073 would like
Month so the Michigan Liquor Control Com- to thank all the
mission (MLCC) is encouraging community wonderful people
leaders to take this time to focus on the dev-
who came out to
astating consequences of underage drinking in
Latitudes for din-
their communities. Alcohol Awareness Month
ner on March 1st.
is intended to educate people and communi-
Latitude Road-
ties about the consequences of alcohol-related
problems. There are over 18 million individuals
house graciously
or 8.5% of Americans who suffer from alcohol-
donated 10% of
use disorders. In addition, there are millions of their food sales
individuals who experience the devastating ef- to pack #3073.
fects of the alcohol problem of someone in their A special note of
life. In fact, 25% of U.S. children are exposed to gratitude goes to
alcohol-use disorders in their family. Frank Zamarripa
“During Alcohol Awareness Month we want and Maria Didion for
to draw attention to the dangers related to alco- making this hap-
hol abuse and underage drinking and connect pen. Much thanks
our youth with resources that can help them,” for the wait staff for
said Nida Samona, chairperson of the Michigan their patience and
Liquor Control Commission. “We are making service. Muchas
you aware that underage drinking can have gracious!
devastating consequences on them, the people
they love, as well as on others.”
Statistics show that every year over 6,500
people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-
related injuries involving underage drinking
and thousands more are injured. Almost 2,400
youth under 21 die in drinking and driving
crashes; almost 2,400 die from other accidents,
falls, fires etc., 1,500 die in alcohol-related ho-
micides and 300 due to suicide.
Some important basic facts about underage
drinking:
n alcohol is the number one drug of choice
for America’s young people, more than tobacco
or illicit drugs;
n those who begin drinking before age 15
are four times more likely to develop alcohol-
MCC honors employee for his leadership
ism than those who begin at age 21; SIDNEY – Montcalm Community Col-
n each day, 7,000 kids in the United States lege recently presented its 2011 Leadership
under the age of 16 take their first drink; and Award to Dean of Instruction and Faculty,
n underage alcohol use costs the nation an Gary Hauck.
estimated $62 billion annually. The award recognizes a leader based
“The commission understands that we are a on noteworthy work with, or on behalf of,
critical component to the hospitality and tour- MCC; leadership and professional achieve-
ism industry, and we need to balance that with ment; and service to MCC.
our role as regulators of state laws and Com- MCC President Bob Ferrentino lauded
mission Rules which address selling/serving Hauck for his work at the college and in the
minors and overconsumption,” said Samona. community.
“We are sensitive to the issues of economic de- “Gary is an excellent leader on our
velopment, job creation and growing the econ- campus and throughout our community,”
omy and revenue and how they all are inter- Ferrentino said. “His vision of what a top-
twined. We promote good, safe and responsible quality cultural and international program
business practices. Our licensees are encour- should encompass has served to broaden
aged to be better educated, and arm themselves our students’ horizons and brought new ex-
with all the tools available to be a successful, yet periences to the college.
responsible business.” “He is a friend, mentor and inspiration to
For more information about responsible our colleagues and we are fortunate to have
consumption, visit our website www.michigan. him working at MCC,” Ferrentino said. LEADER: Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino,
gov/lcc, or visit The Century Council Web site Hauck, of Grand Rapids, joined MCC in left, recently presented MCC’s 2011 Leadership Award to Dean of
at www.centurycouncil.org. July 2008. Instruction and Faculty Gary Hauck.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY


DEADLINES INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Letters published in the River Valley Record-En-
News/Editorial Submissions . . . . Noon on Tuesday n Community News,
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 Pages 4
community who wishes to express their view of a certain Classified/Display advertising . . . . Noon on Thursday n Obituary, Page 5
issue. Letters should be in good taste and no longer than
500 words.
For more information, contact the River Valley Office n Mom’s day ideas, Page 7
at (231) 937-4740
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COMMUNITY NEWS
Gear for for State University during the VFW State
Convention in June.
Community Night The officers and members of VFW
Post 5065 and it’s Auxiliary extend their
Community Night began small and gratitude for the generosity of all those
has continued over the years to the cur- who attended.
rent 25th year Anniversary. A very special thank you is also ex-
It started as a way to showcase the tended to the merchants who donated
student’s accomplishments, thus bring- food products or other items presented as
ing the school and community together. door prizes. Their continued support help
Through the years we encouraged busi- make this event a great success year after
nesses, agencies and organizations to also year.
set up booths, now in the current High
School.
The Community Action Group (CAN) Family physician
took over the sponsorship of the event,
previously ran by the CS Education Boost- Despotovic retiring
ers. CAN was joined by the Cedar Springs CARSON CITY — Family physician
Public School. There’s something to be Novak Despotovic, M.D., Ph.D., has
proud of here in Northern Kent County served patients at both Carson Family
and we want people to know what a great Care Center and Greenville Family Care
community Cedar Springs is with what Center for the past 17 years. As a spe-
we have to offer. cialist in allergy and immunology, many
This is not a fundraiser - vendor fees patients from both the Carson City and
($25) cover expenses. The committee ad- Greenville areas know him for his exper-
vertises the event. Participants are wel- tise in treating allergies and asthma.
come to advertise on their own. The event Dr. Despotovic is a graduate of the
is free to the community. University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia.
We usually showcase around 130 He completed his residency in internal
booths. This year’s event is on April 21st

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medicine at Zvezdara University Medical
at the Cedar Spring High School from Center and his residency in allergy and
6:00 to 9:00 pm. immunology at Medical School Belgrade.
If you want to rent a booth or need He is board certified in internal medicine
more information feel free to contact by the American Association of Physician Lansing-based band, “Under Construction” will step out and shine at
Isabelle Brace at izzyb9@charter.net or Specialists. Zellie’s Opry House “Gospel Music Night” on Friday, April 22. “Under Con-
izzybr9@gmail.com or you can call (616) To honor and celebrate his many
696-9543. struction” well known for not only their musical talents, but also their warm,
years of providing excellent health care
relaxed connection with the audience is a fan favorite at various venues
to the community, the public is invited
throughout Michigan. Zellie’s is delighted to welcome them to their stage.
Sheridan VFW holda to a special retirement reception for Dr.
Despotovic on Thursday, April 28, from 5 In addition to “Under Construction” appearing, “Terry Winright & Friends”
and the “Zellie’s Opry House Band,” will also perform traditional Gospel
pancake supper p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carson Family Care
Center office. The office is located at 102 favorites. Good Gospel on Good Friday—won’t you join us!
On April 6, 2011 the Sheridan VFW S. Third St., Ste. 100, in Carson City. Light Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the stage show beginning at 7 p.m., with
Post 5065 held it’s annual pancake sup- refreshments will be provided.
Zellie’s “low dough show” price of only five dollars. Let the toe tappin’ and
per for cancer research. Over $1403.00 “We hope to see many of Dr. Despoto-
vic’s past and present patients of all ages hand clappin’ commence! Additional information is available at www.zel-
was raised at the event and a check for
liesopryhouse.com or (616) 260-3032.
that amount will be presented to Wayne
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EVENTS OBITUARY
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 John VanDyke
attend this special reception, and wish him ings potential. I look forward to working dent Bank has 113 ATMs across the state
John VanDyke, 82, of Hud-
a pleasant and relaxing retirement,” said closely with Brad and the management and is dedicated to keeping its customers
sonville, passed away April 6,
Natalie Buslepp, Carson City Hospital’s team during this time.” In addition to safe at those locations.
2011 at Metron of Cedar Springs.
Medical Services Group Director. “He’s his duties and responsibilities during the “We believe that even one incident of
He was born May 3, 1928, in
been an excellent resource for the primary transition period, Mr. Magee has agreed ATM crime is too many,” said Sandy Dine,
Grand Rapids, son of Andrew and
care providers in our area and a great col- to provide consulting services to senior deposit operations manager. “Customer
Hattie (Faber) VanDyke. Dur-
league to many within the medical com- management for the two-year period fol- safety is our top priority when it comes
ing his working years he worked
munity. Our hospital staff will miss his ex- lowing his retirement. to ATM use.”
at Kelvinator for more than 40
pertise just as much as the community will William Bradford Kessel age 46, was In addition, the bank has taken pre-
years. Surviving are his children,
miss him.” appointed Executive Vice President Chief ventative measures to enhance consumer
Linda Huizing of Pierson, Sally
For more information about Carson Operations Officer of Independent Bank safety including installation of surveil-
Bachert of Grand Rapids, Judy
City Hospital, please call (989) 584-3131. in September 2007 in conjunction with lance cameras, increased lighting and
Quick of Evart and Dawn Butler
For more information about attending the the consolidation of IBC’s four bank sub- withdrawal limits.
of Hudsonville; many grandchil-
reception for Dr. Despotovic, please call sidiaries. He joined Independent Bank Independent Bank takes a number of
dren and great-grandchildren;
(989) 584-3971 ext. 518. Corporation in 1994 as Vice President of precautions to ensure that its customers
two sisters, Ruth and Sara and
Finance. In 1996 he was appointed Senior have a safe environment, but there is no
several nieces and nephews. He
Vice President of Branch Administration substitute for good, cautious behavior on
Independent Bank for Independent Bank, a position he held the part of the customer.
was preceded in death by his wife,
Beverly.
until being named as President and CEO Independent Bank recommends that
Corporation promotes of Independent Bank in 2004 (prior to the customers follow these safety tips when
Private services will take place
at a later date. Arrangements
consolidation of its four bank subsidiar- using any ATM:
Brad Kessel to president ies). Mr. Kessel received his undergradu-
ate degree from Miami University (Ohio)
n Keep your PIN number a secret.
Never write it down or share it with any-
were entrusted to the Heckman
Funeral Home of Howard City.
IONIA — As part of Independent Bank and his MBA from Grand Valley State one – not even family members.
Corporation’s senior management succes-
QUOTE OF
University. Mr. Kessel is also a graduate n Be aware of your surroundings, par-
sion plan, Brad Kessel assumed the role of of the Stonier Graduate School of Bank- ticularly at night. Make sure the ATM is
President of the Company, effective as of ing. free of sight obstructions. If you observe
April 1, 2011, and Mike Magee Jr. is con-
tinuing to serve as the Company’s CEO
Mr. Kessel stated, “I am honored and
very appreciative of the Board’s confi-
suspicious persons or circumstances, do
not use the machine. THE WEEK
until his retirement at the end of 2012. As
part of the transition plan, Mr. Magee will
dence in me. I am excited about the op-
portunity to lead our experienced and
n Bring someone with you when us-
ing an ATM at night. If you can’t, use an
“Humor is a
assume the role of Board Chairman as of
the date of this year’s Annual Meeting of
talented employee base in serving the ATM that is located in a public area like a spontaneous,
customers of Independent Bank and rec- convenience or grocery store.
Shareholders.
Mr. Kessel has over 17 years of experi-
ognize the challenges that lie ahead in our n Have your ATM card ready and in wonderful bit of
collective efforts to improve the value of your hand as you approach the ATM.
ence with IBC in a variety of roles. “The our shareholders’ investment in our Com- n Use your body to “shield” the ATM an outburst that
breadth of Brad’s experience with IBC pany.” keyboard as you enter your PIN.
makes him uniquely situated to succeed n Always take your receipts or trans- just comes. It’s
as President of our Company. The transi-
tion plan will allow Mike to counsel and Independent Bank
action records with you.
n Do not count or visually display
unbridled, it’s
advise Brad through the expansion of his
leadership responsibilities,” said Board says customers can
any money you received from the ATM.
Immediately put your money into your
unplanned, it’s
Chairman Jeff Bratsburg. pocket or purse and count it later. full of
Mr. Magee commented, “I am pleased help prevent crime n If you are using a drive-up ATM, be
that the Board has recognized Brad’s
leadership skills and that it has initiated IONIA — There are more than
sure passenger windows are rolled up and surprises.”
all doors are locked. If you leave your car
this plan at a time when we believe we are 400,000 ATMs in the United States and — Erma Bombeck
and walk to the ATM, lock your car.
strengthening our asset base and earn- that number is growing rapidly. Indepen-

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1951 – The Lakeview Boy Scouts 1976 – Lakeview sports enthusiast
are selling tickets to the Green- Arnold Hadley has given a large
ville Minstrel Show. sum of money to help purchase a
A benefit dance to help fund lb. lb.
baseball pitching machine.
the Mecosta Memorial Hospital
in Stanwood will be held next The L.G. Wrights of Lakev-
iew are beining honored by their
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arrangements.
1961 – Steelworker Construc-
tion apprentice Dale Wanink of
Lakeview is serving with Naval
the local VFW Post to celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary.
1996 – The Lakeview Historical
¢lb. lb.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR


Thanks for our many that’s why they came to see the exhibits or
call so that they could be one of the Exhibi-
sponsors tors. We have included this picture from the
Expo, and hope that we will see everyone
To The ediTor: next year. We had 48 Exhibitors and nearly
Your staff and especially Becky Doyle are 400 people attend the Expo this year.
to be recognized for their exceptional media Thanks to you, our Media Sponsor, and
coverage of the recent Spring Expo held in also Vanderhyde Ford, Mission Lumber
Trufant on April 2nd. The work they did was - Lakeview, Leppinks - Lakeview and the
over and beyond what we expected, and we Langston Bar for their sponsorships of the
were overwhelmed with the coverage that Expo. We appreciate all you do for our com-
was given for this venue. Thank you is not munity. We also want to Thank the busi-
adequate, and we will certainly use your ness’ that helped to sponsor our ads. You all
News Shopper for other advertising in the are the backbone of our area.
future. We had many people tell us they saw Maple Valley
the ad “in the River Valley Shopper” and CoMplex CoMMiTTee

Showcase: Exhibition to highlight work by Abigail Bradley


GRAND RAPIDS –When asked what ist mindset.” She continued to hone the of my paintings represents stages in our years of ArtPrize, and will do so again this
motivated Abigail Bradley to remain in technical skills which are still apparent in own lives,” she explains, “while the photo fall.
West Michigan rather than moving out her current pieces, but by senior year she transfer allows me to imply a story beyond Bradley’s works to be exhibited at
of state, the artist, a member of the Arts noticed a change in her attitude towards the surface.” the Arts Council showcase her compet-
Council of Greater Grand Rapids, re- the work. At that time, “…I experienced Bradley has shown in a variety of gal- ing muses of the natural world and more
sponded simply: “Discovering a wonderful the more modern art-making tools such as lery exhibitions and art festivals, but much urban motifs. She also cites graffiti tech-
universe in my own backyard.” The com- photograph, printmaking and digital me- like her artwork itself, her participation in niques, “especially stenciling”, as addi-
plexity of Grand Rapids’ urban landscape dia,” says Bradley. “In fact, I was enjoying public events and shows is cross-disciplin- tional sources of inspiration, because of
is mirrored in her artwork, which incorpo- them so much that I was riding on the edge ary. After hearing through the Arts Council “the freedom and boldness with which
rates intricate layering of both traditional of spending more time on these classes that the Actor’s Theatre had put out a call these artists create.” Future directions for
and non-traditional mediums, and will be than my painting.” for artists to create artwork promoting the her painting include a lesser-known type
on display at the Arts Council from April Despite her growing fascination with 2010-2011 lineup, she chose Lines: The of work, called “freestyle frescoes,” which
18-May 27. less traditional mediums, Bradley still held Lived Experience of Race because, though will feature Bradley’s signature style but
The journey to develop Bradley’s rec- on to her early conceptualization of art af- “not a very outspoken person,” Bradley felt applied to interior walls. “Paintings are
ognizable style started with her initial in- ter graduating from the BFA program. The that producing work for the show would like windows to the world,” she points out,
tensive focus on free-hand skills, develop- period that followed was difficult, but she be “a meaningful way for [her] to use [her] “where[as] a fresco surrounds one in an
ing proficient self-discipline and hand-eye finally had a breakthrough, deciding to cast artistic talents.” “As a Korean adoptee and experience.”
coordination. “…I started out with a tradi- off her remaining reservations and “create having friends from many different back- To experience the work of Abigail
tionalist mindset regarding art-marking,” abstract surfaces with much more freedom grounds,” she adds, “understanding and Bradley, viewers can visit the Arts Coun-
she remembers, “Being able to translate of brushstroke, color and texture.” being open to others has been a very re- cil of Greater Grand Rapids at 532 Ottawa
the things I saw and recreating them in What emerged was work that Bradley warding experience.” Avenue NW from April 18-May 27. The
a believable way on paper or canvas was felt succeeded in expressing more genuine Examples of other community-centric gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9am-
very important to me.” emotion. activities that Bradley has contributed to 5pm. Hours may occasionally vary, and
Bradley eventually transferred from The introduction of photographic include the UICA fundraiser LIVE Cover- visitors are encouraged to call ahead.
Grand Rapids Community College to transfers, now a recurring feature in many age, which she worked with from 2004- A reception with the artist will be held
Kendall College of Art and Design. By the of her pieces, followed on the heels of 2008, and hosting field trips for local stu- on May 5 from 5-6:30pm and the public
time she enrolled in the latter, she had Bradley’s new mentality regarding paint- dents to her studio, along with facilitating is welcome to attend. RSVP are preferred
pinpointed color and painting as areas ing, and set the stage for a new era in workshops for high school students in before 5 pm on April 31 to Alex Fluegel at
of interest, but still “had the traditional- her work. “The textural layered quality Forest Hills. She also participated in both (616) 459-2787 or afluegel@artsggr.org.

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030 Special Notices
KEWADIN CASINO’S
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Hall, Sunday, May 1st, 9am-3pm. Infor-
mation, call Dave at 231-652-5757
Thursday/Friday May 26-27, 2011
REQUEST FOR DIGITAL Bus
Cost: Only $99 per person (double occupancy)
Video System Bids Receive Casino Package up to: $102 Value
Tri County Area Schools is current-
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Night stay @ Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie. Receive: $82 credit + $10 food + PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
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PUBLIC NOTICE
MI 49343.
Croton Township Planning Commission
050 Help Wanted Big Prairie Township Residents Notice of Public Hearing
In the Morley Stanwood School District Tuesday May 10, 2011 @ 7:00 pm at the Township Hall
BIRCHWOOD GOLF COURSE, accept- 5833 Division St.
Residents in the Morley Stanwood School District will now vote at the Morley
ing applications for grounds keeper, apply
Stanwood School beginning with the May 3, 2011 school election. Newaygo, Michigan 49337
in person only. 6900 Masters Rd. Howard
City
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. The following proposed amendments are being recommended to the
BOOKKEEPER/RECEPTIONIST NEED- Croton Township Zoning Ordinance
ED FOR Orthodontic Practice. Hours Judith Baker, Clerk Section 1.60 Definitions - E EXHIBITOR
vary, 30-40 per week. Mail resume to: Big Prairie Township A person or organization who establishes a site at a temporary use event for the
Herb Dulaney DDS, MS, PC, 900 Water distribution of information.
Tower Road, Big Rapids, MI 49307.
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Newaygo County Tea Party A person or organization who establishes a site at a temporary use event for com-
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Temporary Uses

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A copy of the Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance can be viewed during regular
Michigan Republican business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-noon) at the Croton Township Clerk’s office.
2012 US Senate Candidate All interested citizens are invited to appear in person or by agent or counsel. Writ-
ten comments may be sent prior to the hearing to the address below.
New meeting day and time: Croton Township
5833 E. Division St.
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MAPLE VALLEY TOWNSHIP CROTON TOWNSHIP


restaurant level management posi-
tions of Assistant and General Man-
ager. The perspective candidate shall
Meeting in Brief:
have supervisory experience in the
restaurant industry with a history of Maple Valley Township Board Regular Meeting March 14, 2011
increasing responsibility. We offer April 11, 2011 Synopsis
health, dental and disability insurance Board Present: Kain, Sanders, Miller, Petersen
as well as paid vacation, personal Board Absent: Betten Supervisor Jean Howarth called to order the regular meeting of the Croton
and sick leave benefits. please email
Action Items: Township Board at 7: pm. Clerk Debbra Wright conducted a roll call. Mem-
your resume to bers present, Supervisor Jean Howarth, Clerk Debbra Wright, Treasurer Chris
Regular Minutes of March 14, 2011 and March 26, 2011 Annual Meeting/Budget
Wendetroit@gmail.com
Hearing were read and approved. Hadley, Trustee Morgan Heinzman. Absent Trustee Chris Ortwein.
MOTION Petersen 2nd Miller to accept Jim Schab on the Planning Commission for Guests: Laurel Breuker Newaygo County Clerk; and David Reese Citizen of
another term. Motion Carried. Croton Township.
MOTION Petersen 2nd Miller to accept Barb Neal-Ward to the Planning Commis-
sion for another term. Motion Carried. Motion by Heinzman 2nd by Hadley to approve minutes from last meeting.
MOTION Petersen 2nd Miller to accept Jackie Fase to the Planning Commission for All in favor, motion passed.
one term. Motion Carried. Motion by Heinzman 2nd by Hadley to accept consent agenda. All in favor
MOTION Petersen 2nd Kain to pay those present at the April 7, planning meeting motion passed.
without a quorum to be paid. Motion Carried.
MOTION Miller 2nd Sanders to accept Tom Porter to the Zoning Board of Appeals Motion by Heinzman 2nd by Hadley to add NCRA 2011-12 Budget to meet-
for one term. Motion Carried. ing agenda. All in favor motion passed.
RESOLUTION Miller 2nd Sanders to allow Susan L. Behrenwald to put into PA
Pierson 116 a total of 140 acres from parcels 59-013-028-004-00 40 acres, 59-013-028- 005-
Motion by Heinzman 2nd by Wright to approve Treasurers report as present-
ed. All in favor motion passed.
Multifamily garage sale. 2580 00 80 acres and 59-013-021-010-00 20 acres. Yes, Petersen, Kain, Miller, Sanders.
N Maple Hill, Pierson. 4/21- No, None. Absent Betten, Resolution Carried. Motion by Heinzman 2nd by Hadley to approve monthly bills as presented by
4/23. 8AM - ? Furniture, house- MOTION Kain 2nd Sanders to pay bills as presented Ck # 4222 through Ck # 4264 Clerk. All in Favor motion passed.
in the amount of $60,017.85. Motion Carried.
hold items, etc. Motion by Heinzman 2nd by Wright to approve 3 new applicants to join the
Items of Interest
fire dept. All in favor motion passed.
Six Lakes Public testing of voting machine is April 17, 2011 at 7 pm in Coral office.
Election May 3, 2011 for absentee ballot call 231-354-6496 for application. Motion by Heinzman 2nd by Wright to table Wi-Fi until Mrs. Hadley can
Calling all Vendors!! We have Next Regular meeting 7:00 pm May 9, 2011 at the Coral Community Center. come back with report. All in favor. Motion passed. Motion by Heinzman to
the perfect spot for you! At the Planning Meeting 7:00 pm next meeting is August 4. accept bill for $485. from Southside Electric. Roll call vote. Ayes: Wright,
Six Lakes Marketplace. Call Complex Meeting 7 pm 1st Tuesday at Maple Valley Complex Hadley, Heinzman, Howarth. Nays: None. Absent: Ortwein.
989-365-9057. Full Minutes: Clerk Shirley Sanders at 231-354 -6774 or 354-6496 Motion by Heinzman 2nd Hadley to table discussion on ELT until April meet-
ing.
All in favor motion passed.
NOTICE: CLEAN UP DAY • BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP Motion by Hadley2nd by Howarth to include changes recommended by Mr.
Nottelmann to the attendance policy, the EEO policy, the terms of employ-
FREE TO TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS (Must show proof of residence) ment policy. And individual recommendations items 1,2,3,7, & 9. All in favor.
Sat., May 7 • 9 am to 1 pm Motion passed.

Hardy Dam Recreational Area • Croton Hardy Drive Motion by Heinzman to go with Gabridge & Co. for a 3year term. Roll call
vote. Ayes: Hadley, Wright, Howarth, Heinzman Nays None. Absent: Ort-
NO CEMENT, SHINGLES, BRUSH, LIQUIDS wein.
(paint, oil, etc.) OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Motion by Heinzman 2nd by Hadley to accept new Zoning Board of Appeals
Household trash must be BAGGED or boxed (No loose trash) alternates, Tom Burgess, John Lynn Grant. All in favor, motion passed
Trucks or trailer loads welcome. You must unload!!!! Set Budget Hearing for March 28, 2011 at 7: pm. Motion by Howarth 2nd by
Appliance drop off is FREE Heinzman to table NCRA Budget until end of month meeting March 22, 2011.
NO TIRES • BATTERIES ARE FREE All in favor, motion passed.
There is a charge for propane tanks - $5.00 Motion to adjourn by Hadley, 2nd by Howarth at 9:10 pm. All in favor, mo-
For other information call Judy Baker, Clerk 231-652-7390 tion passed.
Volunteers needed. Call Jackie at 231-652-1096 Recorded & Submitted by: Debbra Wright, Croton Township Clerk
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• Cedar Springs • Sand Lake • Howard City • Morley • Amble • Newaygo • White Cloud
• Gowen • Trufant • Coral • Kent City • Grant • Bailey • Croton/Hardy • Pierson • Lakeview

989-352-7510.

Upcoming Events: 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
Help is Available:
more information please call Diane Snyder at 231-924-6123 or 800-837-3630.
Recycle World Permanent Recycling Facility – April 16 Montcalm County Recycling The Mid-Michigan District Health Department offers free vision testing,
– Edmore – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Department of Public Works (641 Gilson); April 19 The Howard City Harvest Festival Committee meets 2nd Wednesday of month, as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more
Montcalm County Recycling – Eureka Township – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Grattan Academy 7:00pm, @ Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Volunteers are needed. information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 831-3644, Monday
Parking Lot (9481 Jordan Road); April 20 Montcalm County Recycling – Crystal – 12 Info. Call Cheryl @ 231-937-5686. through Friday.
Noon to 6 p.m. – Crystal Fire Hall (8356 East Colby Road); April 23 Montcalm County Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse meets at 7p.m. the second Thursday of each
Recycling – Howard City – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Fire Station/Village Offices (125 East month in the basement of the Mecosta County jail. Looking for new members. For more Michigan Chapter of Pilots for Christ - We provide free air and ground service
Shaw); April 27 Montcalm County Recycling – Lakeview – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – High information call (231) 796-0966. for those with medical needs, pastors in need, missionaries cargo transportation.
School Parking Lot (9800 North Youngman Road). 616-636-5523.
Free Clothing for those in need - Seventh Day Adventist Church, 8060 M-46,
Hunter Safety Class - Sign up date: April 17th, 10:00am-1:00pm. Classes: April 18th, Lakeview, in the Community Building behind the church. Thursdays from 1-4pm. A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month
7:00-9:30pm, April 20th, 7:00-9:30pm, April 22nd, 7:00-9:30pm and April 23rd 9:00am- (beginning in February 2010) at 6:30pm in the Conference Rooms at Carson
1:00pm. Archery 3-D ASA Qualifier Shoot - April 30th and May 1st - starting times Free Western Square Dance Lessons - Newaygo St. Bartholomew’s Church - Thursday City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at 989-330-4091.
9:00am and 1:30pm. Contact Morrie 616-678-4523 or www.spartahuntingandfishingclub. 3:30pm-6:00pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183.
com. Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club 13218 Long Lake Dr. Sparta, MI 49345. Fish Fry every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 - 7pm at the Howard City VFW Post
Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you have
Easter egg hunt: Sunday, April 17th, at 1:00 in the Sand Lake Park, the Easter Bunny 3306, 1001 S. Ensley Rd. been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer, meet with
is going to visit! others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of every month
Come sew at Heritage United Methodist Church on Fridays from 10am to 3pm. from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977 W. 72nd St. (M-82),
Women’s Action Network meets Monday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. at the Winter Inn, Bring your machine and call for supply list. New projects every week. Call Debbie Castle at Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb Kaminski, 231-924-7013.
downtown Greenville. The group will welcome Rick Outman, State Representative and 231-354-6910 for more details or email at dcastle@pathwaysnet.com. Everyone welcome.
Judy Emmons, State Senator as the speakers of the evening. The WAN Audrey Malling Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle
Adult Scholarship winner will be announced and introduced at this meeting. All area Greenville Auction & Flea Market - Every Friday at the Old Meijer Store in Greenville Drop-In Center, 310 E. Main St., Stanton. Everyone is welcome. No dues or
women are invited to join us for dinner, program, and a short business meeting. For on M-91. Flea market starts at 7:00am, Auction at 10:00am. Vendors and consignors fees. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve step program to help people cope
additional information visit the website www.womensactionnetwork.info. wanted. Call 616-225-9999 or email wwauctions@yahoo.com.
with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info call Carol
Mid-Michigan District Health Department: Stanton Family Planning Clinic: 615 Family Farm & Home Small Animals Sell and Swap 139 W River Dr, Newaygo 2nd (989)831-8778.
N. State Street, April 18th, April 25th and April 28th, hours 8am to Noon and 1 pm to Saturday of the month 8am-Noon 231-856-4641. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm
5pm. Greenville Family Planning Clinic: 1014 E. Washington, April 21st, 8:30am Gospel Jam @ Grace Community Church 9920 Reed Rd, Howard City, MI 4th Saturday
to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:15pm. WIC Benefit pick up clinics: April 22nd at Mid- of each month from 6pm to 8pm in the fellowship hall. For more info, please call the on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. • Sparta
Michigan District Health Department, 615 N State Street in Stanton from 8am to noon; church @ 231-937-6440 or Gene @ 231-937-2036. Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm.
April 27th at Greenville Family Care Center, 1014 E. Washington, Greenville from 8am Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. • White Cloud, Commission on Aging. Weigh in
to noon and 12:30 to 4:30pm. Immunization Clinics: April 20th at the Stanton Mid- Every Sunday Sheridan VFW Post 5065 FREE Veteran’s Breakfast for Veterans 5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93 Gibbs St. • Lakeview, New
Michigan District Health Department from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm; April 27th and/or wives (companions) or widows at 209 W Washington 7:30am-8:45am. Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:45-6:10pm on Mondays, meeting
at the Greenville Family Care Center from 8am to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm. For Attention Seniors - Howard City Action Center, 132 E. Edgerton, open 7 days a week. 6:15-7:15pm. East M-46. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church.
more information or to schedule an appointment for any of the above, call 989-831-5237 Call Karen West or Dawny Kniffen 231-937-5950 for weekly schedule of events. Noon Weigh in 9:30am on Wednesdays, meeting 10:00-11:00am. East M-46. • Sand
Ext 5, Monday - Friday. lunches Tues, Wed, Thurs. Lake, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Weigh in 8:30-9:00am on Tuesdays,
Food Distribution to Individuals and Families in Need. The Newaygo County Mobile meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland Dr. • Howard City, Howard City VFW
Food Pantry is scheduled at the following locations to distribute free food to individuals Hall, Thursdays weigh-in 4:30-5:10pm, meeting 5:15-6:00pm. First meeting free.
and families in need. Most food distributions take approximately one hour. Please DO
NOT arrive more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled delivery time. Bring your own
container to hold 50 lbs. of food. You will check in upon arrival unless otherwise stated.
Library Happenings: For information call 231-937-4441.
Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am,
Tuesday, April 19th, 4:30 pm, Northland Church of Christ, Grant/Newaygo; Wednesday, Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St., Pierson, Michigan.
April 20th, 5:00 pm, Second Christian Reformed Church, Fremont. Authors L.C. and John Timmerman Visit the Sand Lake Branch of Kent District Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info.
Library - The Friends of the Sand Lake Library invite adults to meet L.C. Timmerman
Movie & Lunch to Feature Tale of Inspiring Friendship. Join the Just Goodies Gang and John H. Timmerman, co-authors of The Color of Night: A Young Mother, a Missing Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm,
on Wednesday, April 20th at 12:30 pm for this months feature film starring Jessica Tandy, Child, and a Cold Blooded Killer. The authors will visit the Sand Lake branch of Kent Health Department, White Cloud.
Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. Based on the inspiring story District Library at 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 16. A question and answer session will
from Fanny Flagg, the story begins when an unhappy housewife befriends a lady in a follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for Addictions Program: Feel trapped in addiction? There is an answer! Reformers
nursing home who owned a restaurant called The Whistle Stop Cafe whose specialty was purchase. Written by the victim’s uncle and father, The Color of Night is the true crime Unanimous. A caring addiction program for any addiction, offered at Bills Lake
fried green tomatoes. Listening to her story of devotion, laughter and special friendship story of the kidnapping and murder of Rachel Timmerman and her daughter Shannon Baptist Church, 8549 Swan Ave., 7 miles east of Newaygo. Every Friday night
empowers her to make positive changes in her own life. The lunch will be a salad bar with Ver hage in 1997. The co-authors present a skillfully woven thriller that exposes the 7-9p.m. Info. call 652-9940.
deviled eggs, potato salad, pasta salad and lettuce salad, chips or pretzels and applesauce, horrendous murder that made national news and chronicles one family’s quest for answers. Rebos House 10 N. First Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Meeting Days &
yogurt or pudding and cookies. The lunch begins at 12:30 with the movie to follow shortly For more information, visit www.kdl.org or call 784-2007. The Sand Lake branch of Kent
thereafter. This program is free and open to the public with goodwill donations accepted District Library is located at 88 Eighth Street. Times: Monday-7pm, Big Book Meeting-Open; Tuesday-12Noon-Open, 5:30-
to offset the cost of the lunch. 6:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm 12&12
Local Author and Fisherman to speak at Grant Library - Author and fly fisherman 12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm-Open, 7:00pm-
Literacy Warriors - The Montcalm Area Reading Council is looking for “a few good extraordinaire Matt Supinski has a passion and an understanding of trout, steelhead and Closed (N/S) nonsmoking, 7:00pm-Alanon; Friday-All Open-12Noon, 7:00pm,
people” who are willing to share their knowledge an hour or two each week. Our
Tutor Training will show you how easy it is to help build stronger individuals, stronger salmon. For 14 years, Matt and his wife Laurie have owned the Grey Drake Lodge and 9:00pm; Saturday-All Open-8:30am, 10:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open-
families, and a stronger community! Literacy affects us all, personally & economically. Outfitter and the Trout and Eagle Lodge in Newaygo. They, along with seasoned guides, 9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm.; Friday-7:00pm-Young People of Addictions-Open.
Training Thursday, April 21. Contact Elaine Crawford at 616-754-1391, ext. 4 for more offer Michigan’s ultimate year round trout, steelhead and salmon fly fishing experience Contact Sandy W. 616-636-8253. Last Thursday every month speakers meeting,
information or to reserve your spot! on the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Manistee and St. Joseph rivers as well as the Great 7:30pm. Arrive early if you want convenient parking.
Lakes. On April 21st, 2011 at 6:30 pm, Matt will be sharing his knowledge of fly fishing in
25th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night - April 21- 6pm to 9pm at Cedar a program at the Grant Area District Library. Matt has over 40 years fishing for steelhead, Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug free).
Springs High School. Booths are still available for $25.00. Contact Isabelle at 616-696- trout and Atlantic salmon and will delight you with his “fi sh stories” and tips for success. Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell
9543 or e-mail izzyb9@charter.net. He is the author of the books Steelhead Dreams and The Pere Marquette (River Journal Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous.
The Lakeview Jaycees and Lakeview Community Church will co-sponsor an Series) and a contributing author to Fly Fishing Magazine. You will not want to miss this Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge
Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23rd, at Brightstart Elementary. The event opportunity to learn from the best! Books will be available to purchase the evening of for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First
will begin at 2:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m. Children ages 1–12 are the program. Light refreshments will also be served. The Grant Area District Library is Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact 689-
welcome to participate in the fun and enter the drawing to win free bikes! located at 122 Elder St. Grant, MI. The event is free and open to the public. For more
information visit our website at www.grantlibrary.net or call us at 231-834-5713. 6553, Marge.
Free food truck - Sponsored by the Lakeview Ministarial Association and the Sylvester
Community Church. April 28th, 4:00pm, location: Free Methodist Church, 110 N. Edgar Be a part of the Kids Read Comics Super Fun Tour by joining us for a “Draw Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays, 7pm,
Rd. Lakeview, MI Dynamic!” at the Grant Area District Library on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm. Jerzy United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS, BT)
Drozd, cartoonist and Kids Read Comics cofounder, will present a hands-on workshop Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St.
Panhandle Area Community Expo, April 29th. For booth reservations, call Firstbank where you’ll create action scenes that will set your readers aquiver! Explore how budding
@ 231-937-4383. Public invited! Doors open at 5:00pm. Tri County High School. Chance cartoonists can make their characters leap off the page. All programs are free and open Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall.
to win $250 Shopping Spree! Chance to win $200 in cash! Fun for the entire family! For to the public. The Grant Area District Library is located at 122 Elder St. in Grant. For Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984 Wilcox
more information, visit www.panhandlechamber.com or call 231-937-5681. more information on upcoming events please call us at 231-834-5713 or visit us on the Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm.
Lost Country Band, enjoy the best in Classic Country Music , Saturday, April 30th from web at www.grantlibrary.net. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line: If you are living
7-11pm at the Lakeview VFW. 50/50 drawing, free popcorn, open to the public, BYOB.
The Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a used book sale at the Timothy C. with physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, Call 1-800-374-WISE. Serving
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls, the class will be held from Hauenstien Reynolds Township Library at 117 Williams St. in Howard City. Thursday, Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays from May 2nd to May 27th at the Newaygo April 28th; Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Hours are as follows:
County Commission on Aging in White Cloud. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Book donations ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem drinking,
per person for the class. A workbook is provided and, refreshments are served. Please are needed and greatly appreciated. You can leave the donated books at the Timothy C. please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to you - 652-
register by April 25th. Class size is limited. Please call the Commission on Aging at 689- Hauenstien Library. Please come out and check out our great selection. 5574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only.
2100 or 1-800-689-2100 to register. SPARTA: Sparta United Methodist Church, Monday 7:00pm; Monday,
Toddler Time every Monday at 11:00am a story, craft, songs and more at the Timothy
Saddle up for Saint Jude - Join us in helping Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Ages 18 months-3 years old. For more 7:30pm, Frank 678-4534, Wednesdays, 12noon, Harold 678-7508, Wednesdays,
fight Cancer and other catastrophic diseases by participating in the Saddle up for Saint information call Cheryl at 231-937-5575. 8:00pm, Anggie 887-9952; Sparta Baptist Church, Fridays 7:30pm, Roger 887-
Jude benefit trail ride. Saturday, May 7th, 2011 from 8-5, at the Hungerford Recreation 8508 (Spanish Speaking)
Area located in Big Rapids, MI. Contact Pam Green for more information at 616-675- Building Blocks to Literacy - Every Tuesday (until May) at 10:15 AM at the Tamarack
7030. District Library in Lakeview. This preschool story time is geared towards building literacy KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya 675-
skills. 7663
MUSIC BY THE POND 2011 - Presented by Glen Curtis Foundation, Village of
Edmore and Edmore Chamber of Commerce. Location: Gazebo next to Curtis Pond - Preschool Storytime every Tuesday at 11:00am stories, craft and activities at the SAND LAKE: St. Mary’s/Mary Queen of Apostle Catholic Church, basement
Sheldon St. - Edmore. When: Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm on May 29, June 26, July 31 Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Ages 3 years to 5 years old. For more of church, rear door, 51 Maple Street, Sand Lake. Mon. 8pm. Women only
and Aug 28. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain all shows will be information call Cheryl at 231-937-5575. - Sand Lake United Methodist Church (Community Room), corner of Maple
moved into the Curtis Building. MAY - Susan & Zeggie a duo will capture our attention Preschool Storytime at the Croton Library on Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:00am. Street and Sixth Street, Sand Lake. Tuesdays at 7pm (front door entrance).
with Irish music that audiences have enjoyed through out many states. Their selections Program is for 2-5 year olds and involves books, crafts, songs & fun.
will appeal to all ages. JUNE - “Strictly Country” Band featuring Les & Darlene Jenkins, CROTON-HARDY: New Croton Township Hall, 5833 Division, Fri. 8pm - C;
the mellow tones of Rock King. Michigan Hall of Famer’s Jerry Bissell and John Capen, KDL Library Sand Lake Family Story Time Tuesdays 10:30 AM. Share books, Sun. 7pm - O
with Pat Kane on the drums. Also singing is Joe Konkoly. If you like country music, you stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and HOWARD CITY: VFW Hall, 1/2 mile south of Howard City, Larry 616-723-
will like “Strictly Country”. JULY - “Ionia - Maple Valley Community Band” has a new encourage a love of reading. For children ages 6 and under with a caregiver. 5081, Wed. 7:30pm - O
program this year which includes a variety of music. We will hear Dixie Land, marches The Friends of the Grant Area District Library meet at 10am on the third Tuesday of
and some swing. This 30 piece band has musicians from all over including Belding, Ionia, the month in the Community Room. All interested persons are welcome to attend. The GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. Front- 678-7508, Wed. 7:00pm - O.; Sun.
Vermontville, Greenville, Grand Rapids and many other surrounding areas. AUGUST library is located at 122 Elder St. in Grant. 7:00pm - O
- “Gravel Ridge” come and listen to music performed by one of our areas local bands. FREMONT: St Johns Episcopal, 124 Sullivan TUES., WEDS. & FRI.: Noon-O;
They will perform bluegrass for our listening enjoyment. Our evening of music will wind The Friends of the Croton Township Library meet the first Wednesday of each
down the Edmore Potato Festival with ice cream being served by the local Edmore area month at 1:00pm at the library. Please come if interested in helping your local library. NCCS Building, 6308 S. Warner First SAT. of the month 6:30 Potlock 7:30
Chamber of Commerce. Rhyme-Time Music and Movement KDL Library Sand Lake –Wednesdays, 6:30 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.
Flea Market - Every Saturday, thru Oct 29, 9am – 3pm. Flea Market will be in our Mel PM. Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games, and hands-on musical
Trotter Sparta Store parking lot. Booth spaces available. Please call 616-887-4021 for activities that will help children develop motor, listening, and literacy skills. For children Al-Anon: Tues. 8pm; Al-A teen: Tues. 8pm
information on booth rentals. ages 6 and under with a caregiver.
NEWAYGO: St. Bartholomew Church, NS, 599 Brooks - Basement - John 924-
Old fashioned square dance - Howard City VFW $5/mo, year round, Monday 1-4pm, New Members Needed - The friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township 8027, Mon. 7:30pm - C; Step Mtg.; Thurs. 7:30pm - C
Potluck at 2:15pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183. Library is looking for additional members who are able and want to help the friends of the
Library excel in advancing the library. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please Newaygo Area Alano Club: 8406 Mason/M-37, Behind Tracy’s Custom River
Life Style Change, Weight loss etc @ Natures Atrium every tues 6:30pm-7:30pm Call contact Vicky Paulen at 231-937-5190. Boats, just North of Speedway Unit #3. Mon. Noon (O), 7:30pm; Tues. Noon,
231-937-9370. 7:30pm; Wed. Noon, 7:30pm; Thurs. Noon, 7:30pm; Fri. Noon, 5:30pm (Men
Friends of the White Cloud Community Library meet monthly, the first Thursday at
The Lakeview Area Seniors is a non-denominational group gathering on the first 1:00 p.m. The library is located at 1038 Wilcox in White Cloud. Everyone is welcome. only), 7:30pm (NON-Smoking - Women only – all types of recovery welcome);
Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00. Interested people of all ages are encouraged Sat. Noon, 7:30pm (3rd Sat. of month is open, non-smoking, potluck dinner
attend. If you would like further information about these meetings, the Lakeview Area Shelf Life Book Club - meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the 6:30p, speaker meeting 7:30p, with game night following); Sun. 1:00pm, 7:30pm
Seniors, or transportation to meetings, please call: Marlene Scott 989-352-6661, Dorothy Tamarack District Library in Lakeview. Book titles are published in the Shelf Life Book (O).
Jensen 989-831-4496, Nancy Olsen 231-937-6272. Club brochure and on the Monthly Event Flyers at the library.
WHITE CLOUD: Mental Health Bldg. - Basement, 1049 Newell - 689-1779-
Southern Chapter of the Pere Marquette Snowmobile Club will hold their Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library holds Tweens program every Non-Smoking, Mon. & Wed. 8pm - C
monthly meeting the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. The meetings will be Thursday after school at 4:00. A variety of activities and learning experiences, with a book
held at the Howard City Village Offices, 125 Shaw Street. discussion once a month. Ages 8-12 years old, questions call Cheryl at 231-937-5575. SELF-HELP GROUP FOR EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL PROBLEMS:
Interested in local, healthy food sources, preparation, and informative Wiggles and Giggles - is a toddler story time program, at 10:30 AM every Friday at the Is your ability to function and live a normal life impaired because you have an
discussions? Westen A Price Foundation meetings 6:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of every Tamarack District Library in Lakeview that brings stories, songs, crafts and activity to emotional or mental problem? Is stress, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks,
month at Stanwood Free Methodist (Stanwood Dr. and Pierce Rd.) Call Bonnie @ 231- your child. substance abuse or fear getting in the way of you being able to really “live”?
823-8002. The Newaygo Area Friends of the Library Bookstore, at Newaygo City Hall, open
Newaygo County meeting, Fridays, 5:00pm, United Methodist Church, 240
Free Kids Aerobics at the Lakeview Community Wellness Center, Wednesdays from every Friday, 10am to 6pm and Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends with hundreds of Williams Street, White Cloud. For more information, call 689-7330, or toll-free,
3:30 - 4:15. Ages 5-10, Colliene Willison instructing. 423 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lakeview. books at Bargain Prices. Proceeds for new Library Building Fund. 1-800-968-7330.

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Tri County School News


April 18, 2011
A C A D E M I C S • A RT S • A T H L E T I C S • A C H I E V E M E N T
Governor Snyder has proposed a state budget that will create challenges for Tri County Area Schools. The proposal calls for a $470 per
student reduction in the amount of funds we receive for each student’s education. We are anticipating a decrease of $1,482,346 in our funding
from the state. Added to the loss of state funding, we will have a loss of $585,400 in federal funding. This is a total reduction in revenues of
$2,067,746.
We also need to consider additional costs as we plan our budget for next year. The amount schools are currently mandated to contribute to
the employee’s pension fund is expected to cause an increase of $380,000 for Tri County Area Schools. We project contractual pay increases will
be approximately $200,000. We also project a $230,000 increase in Health Insurance costs. We anticipate an increase in interest costs of $50,000
to pay for borrowed money to meet payroll and expenses. We also project an additional cost of $25,000 for diesel fuel for our bus fleet. This is
a total increase in costs of $885,000.
The total impact of reduced revenues and increased cost is $2,952,746. We also must consider that for the current school year we are using
$283,080 of fund equity to balance our budget for everyday operational costs, so the total impact for next year is $3,235,826. If we do not reduce
our expenses this would result in our costs exceeding revenues and fund balance by approximately of $741,249, which is not allowed by law.
The impact of this information is very difficult to understand. The school board must work to develop a budget that is balanced in order to
comply with current school law. To do nothing would be catastrophic.
For this school year the school board had to reduce many positions and reduce programs. The school board has budgeted conservatively for
many years to be able to weather difficult financial times. The current financial times are much more difficult that ever expected and will require
the school board to make additional reductions and adjustments to school budget.
There is a meeting scheduled to receive input from the community regarding this very serious situation schools throughout Michigan are
dealing with. This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Board Room in Sand Lake.
What can you do? Please contact your representative or senator at http://house.michigan.gov/find a rep.asp or http://www.senate.michigan.
gov/fysenator/fysenator.htm.
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academy is from July 17 to the 22 at Liberty Science Center in Jersey During the month of March students at MacNaughton Elementary
City, NJ, and it is an all-expense paid training program. walked through circus themed hallways, reminding them of the
Over 1,500 teachers from across the country applied for the academy importance of reading. The culminating event of March is Reading
and only 200 were selected, Julie was one of them. The selection panel Month took place on Thursday, March 31 when parents were invited
based their decision on Julie’s qualifications, dedication to inspiring to the school. The night titled, “Big MacNaughton Night” began with
students, and her overall commitment to enhancing the teaching a free hot dog dinner. Families were asked to vote on their favorite
profession. classroom decorations using pennies. A grand total of $335 dollars was
The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy was launched in raised for the school library.
2005 to provide third-through fifth-grade teachers with tools to enhance From 5:45 to 7:10 the school held several informative sessions
curricula, an opportunity to network with other educators and help to help parents help their children. Free childcare was provided. The
discover innovative ways to teach math and science to students. The sessions included; Technology in the Classroom, Making Homework
Academy was started by pro golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy. Matter, Writing for Kindergarten through First Grade Students, Math
They worked with ExxonMobil to create a special learning environment for Kindergarten through First Grade Students, Writing for Second
for teachers. At the Academy, teachers do lots of fun math and science and Third Grade
experiments to share in their classroom. The experiments seem like Students, Math for
games, but will help students learn about math and science. Second and Third
Grade Students, and
Applications are now available for the 2011- 2012 school year. The Tri County a parenting class.
Preschool program is grant funded and is offered FREE for students who meet The evening
eligibility requirements. To be eligible, a family must be identified as having two ended with fun
“risk-factors.” These risk factors are determined based on the state Great Start learning activities
Readiness Program criteria. Families who have children that are four years old or
will turn four years old by December 1, 2011 are welcome to apply. Applications are that took place in
available at MacNaughton Elementary, Sand Lake Elementary, and the Tri County the gymnasium.
Administrative Office. Applications will be accepted anytime since enrollment is
determined on eligibility factors, however, priority of session time will be given to
those whose applications are received by May 31. Please contact Shannon Higgins Fun activities took place in the gym during Big MacNaughton Night.
at (231) 937-4380 or at shiggins@tricountyschools.com for more information.

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Tri County SchoolApril


News 18, 2011
A C A D E M I C S • A RT S • A T H L E T I C S • A C H I E V E M E N T
By Julie Kremers
On Monday, March 14, the sixth grade geography classes had the opportunity to
listen to Mr. Goheen, the principal of MacNaughton Elementary School. Many of the
students that had Mr. Goheen as their physical education teacher were surprised to
learn he is Canadian. Mr. Goheen once lived in Proton Station, Ontario, Canada. Mr.
Goheen told the students that in Canada he liked to play hockey and baseball. His
ability to play baseball brought him to the Saginaw Valley State University where he
studied Education.
Mr. Goheen’s presentation to the sixth graders included a brief overview of
Canada’s history, pictures of popular Canadian sites such as the city of Toronto and
the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the Canadian national anthem, and some Canadian
national symbols like the beaver and the Mounties. He captivated the students’
attention with the uniqueness of the culture of Canadians. Who knew that a couch is
called a “chesterfield” or that a hat is called a “toque” in Canada. The students learned
that Canadians like to put ketchup on pretty much all of their foods including eggs
and Kraft dinner (aka macaroni and cheese). We were all amazed that in Canada milk is sold in sealed bags. Mr. Goheen even gave us a free
spelling lesson in which he taught the students that in Canada you spell the word color, “colour” and neighbor, “neighbour.” Did you know that
we can thank Canadians for inventing the phone, hockey, basketball, insulin, the walkie talkie, and the heart pacemaker?
Mr. Goheen ended his presentation by showing the students his green card, which allows him to live and work in the United States but that
he cannot vote. He explained to the students that he is currently working on becoming a citizen of the United States and this process involves
filling out a lot of paperwork and taking a test. We would like to thank Mr. Goheen for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and share
with our classes about his native land, Canada.

By Chris Overbeek
The Tri County JV and varsity baseball teams traveled to Nashville, Tennessee during spring break. This allowed the team to practice on a
field, something they had not been able to do, due to the Michigan weather. The teams practiced at Trevecca Nazarene University, Cumberland
University, and Mt. Juliet High School. Other activities the team did included dinner downtown Nashville, hiding in the stairwell during a
tornado warning, watching the national championship game, mini-golfing and go-cart riding, and attending a Vanderbilt University game. On
the trip home Tri County took the field in southern Indiana. Wednesday night the varsity defeated Lanesville, IN and lost to New Albany, IN.
That same night the JV team dropped a game to Jeffersonville, IN. On the trip home the varsity also played in La Crosse, IN and lost. Thanks
to all those sponsors and supporters who make this trip possible. The experience is valuable and creates a memory our student-athletes will
never forget.

JV Girls Soccer Varsity Girls Soccer

Back row (l to r): Coach Matulis, Dana Ballivian, Elsie Ketelaar, Hannah
Back row (l to r): Maria Lagunas, Ashley Friar, Coach Lagunas, Alexis Britton, Natasha Azure, Karlie Haywood, Mackenzie Paulen and Coach
Firovich and Nina Hadley. Middle row (l to r): Amber Bennett, Leah Kinsey. Middle row (l to r): Nikki Friar, Megan Yost, Tara Ronk,
Hoane, Darcy Engelman and Deborah Boneta. Front row (l to r): Brooke Vos and Jordan Kinsey. Front row (l to r): Courtney Keech, AJ
Marissa McIntosh, Brooke Besemer and Kendall Powell. Absent from Townsend, Crystal Hall-Patton and Lauren Olsen. Absent from picture:
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Tri County Area High School


B or Better Honor Roll
2nd Trimester
9th Grade Armstrong, Dakota J. Ruppert, Dustin J. Ronk, Taylor Holliday, Pebbles R.
Adkins, Jordan T. Baak, Peter Q. Schrader, Payton J. Russell, Anthony T. Howe, Catherine M.
Akey, Hannah M. Ballivian, Dana R. Seymour, Dakota S. Scharphorn, Christine C. Hoyt, Brandie L.
Amelia-Pierce, Whitney L. Baron, Katlynne R. Shqair, Shana O. Sherburne, Rebecca A. Itakura, Mizuki
Balyeat, Hannah F. Barr, Allison L. Slavens, Trent S. Smith, Charity L. jarukornvasin, Panisa
Barrett, Madeleine J. Bartholomy, Dominique M. Smits, Cody L. Smith, Glen R. Jason, Andrew R.
Bergman, Jason B. Bean, Robert F. Spedowski, Dylan L. Smith, Isaac J. Johnson, Adam S.
Bills, Katelynne Besemer, Brooke E. Strong, Bryant Smith, Susan Y. Ketelaar, Nicholas D.
Boden, Ivy S. Bowen, Emma J. Tafe, Jade C. Snyder, Briana L. Kilts, Ronna R.
Brock, Alexis R. Brandon, Andrew S. Talsma, Derek R. Spicer, Camerin L. Kinser, Cassandra B.
Butler, Jenna A. Britton, Hannah K. Taylor, Mallorie N. Stroud, Andrew Klein, Kendra K.
Curtis, Alicia Cooper, Amanda R. Thielke, Brooke L. Swaney, Mitchell R. Kloe, Duke A.
Dailey, Landon D. Dailey, Cade P. Thielke, Ricki L. Thielke, Timothy K. Klunder, Cody J.
Day, Tyler D. DeJong, Brandon J. Vandyke, Sienna I. Thompson, Andrew L. Kuzee, Megan M.
Degeer, James L. DeJonge, Kevin C. Vos, Brooke M. Thornhill, Ashley M. Laramy, Cody A.
DeJohn, Mollyanne L. Dewey, Cameron J. Vos, Kayla A. Thurston, Devin K. Lawrence, Gerald A.
Dever, Matthew J. Dillon, Tiffany S. Wallace, Brian A. Vanderhyde, Connor W. Lee, Sangwon
Dewitt, Justin P. Dines, Cody L. Walter, Mickaela Vodry, Cassandra R. Marek, Alicia R.
Dexter, Casandra M. Doan, Graeme A. Vuillemot, Sarah A. McClure, Cheyenanna M.
Firovich, Alexis L. Edwards, Bradley E. 11th Grade White, Christopher A. McKeever, Alexander M.
Gardner, Alyssa M. Engelman, Darcy J. Alles, Joshua D. Williams, Haylee A. Mencarelli, Gina M.
Gibson, Kyler B. Force, Amelia J. Anderson, Devin R. Wood, Casey Meredith, Shara N.
Goodfellow, Chelsea R. Fox, Michael M. Armstong, Jack-Daniel W. Yost, Meghan K. Merlington, Tyler E.
Gould, Emily A. Friar, Ashley L. Ashley, Tyler J. Mourer, Courtney A.
Groendal, Elijah J. Gage, Melody R. Austin, Emily N. 12th Grade Nelson, Korey R.
Guppy, Anthony J. Gibbs, Travis M. Azure, Natasha R. Adams, John C. Norden, Andrew S.
Hadley, Nanise Gilbert, Thomas A. Barrett, Olivia F. Aiken, Justin D. Olsen, Drake E.
Hamilton, Austin M. Glowacki, Matthew D. Bennett, Tyler R. Akey, Nate K. Orlowski, Adam J.
Hayes, Desiree A. Goerner, Mitchell L. Birdsell, Camden J. Andersen, Samantha L. Pakulpongsa, Ponnatcha
Heiss, Michael W. Guppy, Abigail E. Bogardus, Rebecca L. Ball, Alissa M. Pohl-Dixon, Mariah L.
Hershberger, Alexandrea D. Haack, Abraham L. Bradley, Paul M. Balyeat, Felicia L. Porzondek, Shelby D.
Hill, Jonathon P. Hall-Patton, Crystal S. Brewster, Keegan C. Barton, Michael L. Proctor, Joshua B.
Hoane, Leah M. Harold, Devin A. Brooks, Rebecca M. Becker, Caitlin A. Puff, Zachary J.
Hysell, Cameron S. Mawley, Machaila M. Burns, Tyler A. Beckman, Emilie R. Reed, Douglas A.
Kerr, Tiara D. Heckman, Brady A. Butler, Alanna J. Bergman, Kyle A. Reeder, Brennan M.
Ketelaar, Nicole E. Hinton, Brennan D. Butler, Jaxson H. Besemer, Shelby S. Rizor, Gloria R.
Khoury, Anthony S. Hodges, Anthony R. Cook, Alexandrea R. Bessey, Kristen N. Robinson, Ashley N.
Knox, Jacob W. Hodges, John O. Devereaux, Tranquility L. Beuscher, Lena K. Ronk, Tara D.
Kohn, Jordan D. Holbrook, Mariah R. Dewitt, Cody T. Bitler, Jennifer L. Shell, Kyle D.
Kranz, Lyndsae N. Hucklebury, Mark G. Durian, Benjamin R. Boden, Collin M. Simcoe, Victoria M.
Longcore, Kira J. Huston, Tyler A. Geers, Kaitlyn M. Boneta, Debora Simon, Jacob R.
Lowry, Khyllian I. Inman, Ryan L. Gibson, Jessica A. Britten, Emily A. Smith, Caitlyn M.
Lytle, Michaela R. Jelinski, Jett M. Gould, Martin E Brooks, Cherilynn A. Snarski, Sarah A.
Martin, Micki L. Johnson, Christian J. Grecheski, Morgan E. Brown, Christina V. Spence, Rachel J.
Mason, Zachary J. Kerry, Falon M. Groendal, Jonah T. Buckingham, Nicholas R. Striegle, Brandon A.
McGhan, Paige M. Ketelaar, Macey A. Gross, Cody R. Buckmaster, Julie A. Thomas, Kenneth C.
McGuire, Matthew C. Kinsey, Jordan L. Gross, Shayna D. Chatman, Stacey A. Toth, Timothy J.
Miller, Caleb M. Lagunas, Maria E. Gyger, Tyler A. Collins, Shawn A. Townsend, Andrea K.
Modzelewski, Chelsey M. Lalonde, Audree Haywood, Karlie A. Crites, Mitchell A. Troupe, Kesslie N.
Moore, Casey H. Lehmkuhle, Steven A. Hyzer, Alexander L. Degeer, Jade E. Trucios Montesinos, Olive
Newell, John Marek, Ashley L. Imhoff, Amber L. Dekker, Marcus A. Turner, Rebecca J.
Powell, Kendall A. Matulis, Brent M. Inman, Bridget I. Dexter, Samuel J. Vu, Thu
Redner, Kimberly A. McIntosh, Marissa F. Inman, David S. Ebenstein, Katelyn J. Walker, Ashley N.
Roy, Austin T. McKeever, Ryan P. Kass, Kory D. Einum, Erik N. Walli, Alexander J.
Ribingh, Jordin L. Moore, Brandon R. Kidder, Sammantha P. Fankhauser, Andrew R. Walton-Ellsworth, Cashell
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What is health?
Traditional medicine would say it is the absence of disease. But, health really is having a vital energy every day to do
the things that one wants to do with no limitations.
Our first level of health is what we were born with. This is called the constitution. This is a summation of the influences
of the pregnancy and the genetic tendencies. Even before birth, we begin to be touched by the world around us. Toxic
exposures, infections, physical trauma, emotional shocks all begin to exert their influence on our constitutional level of
health. Some of these influences may cause us to experience a lower lever of health. We may recover fully or we may only
recover partially.
As we go through the years, the constant impacts create changes in our level of health. A young woman I know was
told by her doctor during a pelvic exam that it looked like she had cancer of the cervix. This was a tremendous shock.
She said she felt it in her head and chest like a punch. This emotional shock can have a life long impact. It turned out the
Pap smear was normal, no cancer. Why did the doctor not wait until she had results? This is really unacceptable. A young
boy crashes his dirt bike and severely injures his shoulder. This event will have emotional and physical impact his whole
life.
If our recovery and self-healing potentials are greater than the insults to our body, mind and spirit then we will retain a
reasonably good level of health. If the insults (often self inflicted) are greater than our self healing ability we will begin to
experience acute and then chronic illness which may eventually become degenerative beyond the point of repair. These
conditions are then named as diseases.
As parents we can do our best to maintain a good fetal environment for our child. Then as the child grows from infancy
to adult hood, we do our best to reduce toxins, provide good water, food, etc. Accidents do happen. We cannot live
in a bubble. But we can attempt to reduce the physical and emotional shocks. We encourage our
growing children to avoid the tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, sweets, things that are known to be
detrimental.
We can do periodic cleanses (liver, colon, gallbladder, heavy metal) to remove the accumulated
toxins.
Use prayer and meditation to remove the emotional shocks that may be affecting our mind and
spirit.
Homeopathic medicine can remove the bad effects of physical and emotional trauma. I gave the
young lady some high dose homeopathic Gelsemium and the young lad some Arnica. This will do
something to reduce the shock of these events.
Use food and nutrition, herbs and supplements, cleanses and other natural methods to build
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your self-healing and recovery mechanisms.
This is how to remain healthy your whole life.
Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.

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ATTENTION ALL
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Located Just North of Howard City on Federal Rd.

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We appreciate the chance to
M - F 8:30 am to 5:30 pm • Sat. by appointment
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earn your business.
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Formerly from H & H Auto Parts
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 25

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All types of household batteries will be accepted
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NO lead acid automotive batteries. • Aquatic Therapy (Only one in Town)
For questions please contact MSU Extension office at Not affiliated with any other therapy
• Anodyne for Neuropathy provider in the area. Operated by husband
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Howard City: 2nd Tuesday of Lakeview: 4th Wednesday of • Sports Medicine/Kinesio Taping
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090 Business 110 For Rent
Services
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garag
FOR RENT 57 acres farm land, 44 with
SPRING INTO SUMMER AAA Concrete
Christmas tree stumps. Howard City.
Seawalls: repaired, removed or replaced.

time
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Concrete: Driveways, sidewalks, garage
footings and floors, patios, etc.. Pressure
washing: houses, decks, motor homes. HOP INTO A Great Home
no application fee. 3 Bed/2Bath.
you
Spring boat docks installed 231-834-
0365 $699/month. Security Deposit from $399.
ff e d w it h things
age stu
Got a gar need or want? all of your old
All appliances, washer/dryer included.
100 Pets & Supplies Sun Homes at Village Trails
no longe
r Take
888-284-9098 uffed, too? sale.
and attic st ith a garag
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DOG TRAINING: GROUP obedience, www.4villagetrails.com EHO Basement th e m into cash w
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Agility classes. Private lessons, In-home, expires 4/30/11 things and ave to do
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In-kennel, specialty training available.
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(231)519-0835, HOWARD CITY: RURAL one bedroom Having a g u s a n d pick up yo d to co n d uct
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The kit will
utilities included. $495/month. (231)218- cluding:
the sale, in
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES, 2
males, 11 weeks old, AKC Championship 4221. S ales
bloodline, vetted and wormed, $450/cash. record
form
231-856-0117. MORLEY MOTEL Tips for a l
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successf le Pre-sale
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS AKC regis- DAILY Rooms from $40, Weekly garage sa Two 11x1
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rooms from $150. Includes utilities. er
tered, $500, 1st shots, parents on-site, all-weath
excellent bloodlines. 231-349-0804. No Deposit. (231)856-7820. signs.
LABRADOODLES FOR SALE, $600-
$800, ready April 23rd, Call 231-937-
9224 for an appointment. RENT-TO-OWN! 4-BEDROOM, 1-
BATH home. Deeded lake access on
15 words or less
110 For Rent Maston Lake. $5000 down! 1 x $15.45 2 x $30.90 3 x $36.25
1 BEDROOM DOWNTOWN Howard
$700/month. (517)712-2392. Date(s) to run: ______________________________________
City. Hardwood parquet floors and fresh
paint. No pets. 231-224-3746.
SHADY LAWN MOTEL: Sand Lake, MI. ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ __________
Special rates. Furnished cabin with kitch- 1 2 3 4 5
2 BEDROOM DUPLEX for rent in Lake- enette $113.25/week. Furnished small cab-
view. $450/month plus utilities. Very Nice. ins, $96.60/week. (Above prices include ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ __________
Call (231)519-0563 utilities) Call for availability (616)696- 6 7 8 9 10

APARTMENT FOR RENT: 2 bedroom, 0386, or (616)638-5658. If no answer, call ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ __________
Howard City, freshly painted, Section 8 (616)636-8967. 11 12 13 14 15
approved. $600/month plus deposit. No
smoking or pets. Call Mark 231-629- SHAW LANE, A family community
Name: _________________________________________________________
1208. located in Howard City, MI is current- Address: _______________________________________________________
ly accepting applications for 1 Bed-
CABIN FOR RENT. $120 a week,
room, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom Phone: _________________________________________________________
includes basic utilities. On Croton Pond.
231-652-2250
Apartments. Units of barrier free design
Card Number: _______________________________ Expiration: _________
may also be available. Rent is based
E-mail your
on income. For affordable housing call SPECIAL! If your garage sale is canceled due to rain, we will run your ad over absolutely FREE!!
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ty. TDD (800) 649-3777.
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p r i c i n
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Montcalm County Panhandle Area


Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours
Hosted by: Sticks-N-Stones Etc

LARGE PUBLIC AUCTION!


Sat., April 23 @ 10:00 AM
LOCATION: 2021- 4 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.
DIRECTIONS: From Grand Rapids take I-96 west 3 miles to the Walker Ave.
exit # 28, N. ½ mile to 4 Mile Road, E. ½ mile. OR 1 ½ mile W. of M-37 on
4 Mile Road. (Kent Co.)
Due to the death of my husband Phil Hilton, selling listed items.
Gloria Hilton.
(Partial Listing) 8 TRACTORS, ALL RESTORED: 47 MM RTU; 52 Ford 8N; 50
Farmall Cub; 46 Farmall H; 44 Farmall BN; 34 Farmall F-12; 48 Farmall C;
1980’s Long 310, diesel; EQUIPMENT: 1990 BEI Mod. PAL Pull-A-Long Sway
Type Blueberry Harvester, (very nice condition); 3pt. Weed Badger, sprayer,
rototiller, seeder; 4 ½’ pull type earth scraper / mover; 5’ pull brush hog; 3
MOTORCYCLES: 04 Harley Davidson XL Sportster / Roadster; 07 Honda
Shadow VT-750; 07 Piaggio BV-250; Honda Spree; GUNS: 52 hand guns;
20 long guns; 1000’s rounds of ammo; much reloading items and gun parts;
OAK gun cabinet; Fort Knox combination gun safe; jack knives; “GUN” signs;
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. ANTIQUES: OAK roll top desk & chair; OAK table; Sligh desk; oil lamps;
toy steam engine; lanterns; buck and cross cut saws; winnowing rod; wick-
Where: Sticks-N-Stones Etc er creel; split bamboo rod; rockers; corn planter; milk cans; egg crate; cant
hooks; long bow etc. etc QUILTING MACHINE: Voyager # 17, 7’ quilting
21723 West Cannonsville Road, Pierson Township, MI 49339 (At US-131, Exit 114) machine. AUTO: Sporty 1988 Toyota Supra, very nice condition. FISHING
BOAT: 14’ aluminum boat with 15HP outboard and trailer; SHOP TOOLS:
Landscape and garden supplies along with perennials, annuals, shade and fruit trees and assorted shrubs. Organic anvil; bench mod. Pratt & Whitney milling machine; metal shaper; metal
fertilizers, soil additives and grass seed are sold here along with so much more. New indoor dining area that has been lathe; wood lathe; acetylene torch outfit; drill press; arc welder; air nailers;
integrated with the gift shop. Services include Public Notary, Fax and copy service, Cottage Care, outside storage, complete work shop! MISC: truck snow plow; lumber; scrap iron & wire; fuel
pontoon trailer rental, Chainsaw Sharpening, Boat shrink-wrapping and winterizing. tanks & huge amount of misc. items not mentioned!!!
See web site for 300 photos and complete listing.
Learn more at www.sticks-n-stonesetc.com
www.artsmithauctions.com
The public is invited to stop in and learn about the business, network with other businesses, enjoy some appetizers and Two auction rings!
sign up to win a door prize.

All Chamber members present will be eligible for the cash drawing.

Thank you for supporting Montcalm County Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce.

www.panhandlechamber.com

Phone: 231-937-5681
616-696-2598

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30 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

Powell’s Annual
Easter Egg Hunt

Cancelled
We will miss you this year!

Find Retirement Money in Your Lunch


By Jeanne L. Jerow, Howard City attorney • Reach her at Bigrapidslawyer.com
SWETT FARM
You can’t save money? I recently
wrote about when to start think-
growth rate, has driven our coun-
try to enjoy the best, most bounti-
you get that hatful of money to
begin with? Your “I’ll start later”
AUCTION
Barryton, MI
ing about retiring. That article ful standard of living in history. plan is doomed.
At 90 Years Of Age We Will Now Retire From Farming And Sell All Machinery At Public
was targeted for people in their And the stability of that stock
The answer’s in a brown bag. Auction On Our Farm Located ½ Mi. East Of M-66 At Barryton, Mi. On 20 Mile Rd. (Aka
late fifties who have been wait- market return rate is a big fac- Coleman Rd.) 2412 20 Mi. Rd. (Mecosta Co.)
An easy plan for everyone lies
ing until now to begin looking at
their options for receiving their
tor we can use to our advantage
when planning for retirement.
in your lunch and an IRA – Indi- Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
vidual Retirement Account. First 10:00 A.M Rain (Or) Shine - Be On Time!
government and personal retire- Let’s look at your case as an ex-
you open an IRA with a reputable
ment incomes. If you’re not fifty- ample.
national investment company or
nine yet, that article didn’t apply
What’s in your hat? Assume with a bank that has a long track
to you. This one’s for you.
you have no employer-provided record of making a good rate of
People ages 19 and older have no retirement. Maybe you’re self- return for its IRA owners. You put
choice. You have to save for your employed. Or maybe employers $18 in it every week. The $18.00
own retirement. Don’t bet that stop offering retirement plans af- earns interest, meaning ‘profit.’
you’ll have an employer-provid- ter 2020 – more likely. You have You don’t have to pay taxes on
ed retirement plan in 26 years a hundred reasons not to save. IRA ‘profit’ until you’re retired. Bush Hog Rts 50” 3Pt. Pto Rear Rototiller - 3 -125 Bu. Gravity Boxes
– let alone 43 years. Don’t bet ‘I’m too young.” “I’ll save when All the profit gets reinvested un- On Gears 0 3 Pt. 6’ Disc - 14’ Mfg/Uk Wheel Disc - 3 Pt. 6’ Rear Finish
that the Federal government and I’m 40 or 50.” “I don’t have til you retire. So your profits earn Mower - 3 Pt. 8’ Field Digger - 3 Tp. 12’ Field Digger, Spring Leg - 5’
3Pt. Rear Back Blade - Cyclone 3 Pt. Seed Broadcaster - Gehl 3 Pt.
Social Security will support you money to save right now.” But more profits. And pretty soon Double 4 Tine Wheel Hay - Rake - Ihc 2 Row Pull Type Corn Planter -
or pay for your health care when you’ll blink and be 45 and want you have money for retirement. King Kutter 5’ Back Blade, 3 Pt. - Kink Kutter 5’ Pto 3 Pt. Brush Hog -
you retire either. It’s not news but to retire at 65. What will you do No budgeting, no analyzing your Mtd. Wood Buzz Rig, Belt Pulley - Oliver 75 Bu. Ground Driven Manure
many people still haven’t taken then? “It’s easy,” you say. You’ll spending habits. $18.00 a week Spreader, On Rubber - 1 Btm 3 Pt. Plow - 10’ Brillion Cultipacker - Pr.
it to heart - it’s your job to save take $100,000 out of your hat and ($3.60/day) no exceptions, by Of Brillion 3’ Packer Pups - Several Other Farm Tools - 3 Farm Tractors
- Ihc 706 Dsl. Tractor, M-Moline Jet Star 3 Gas Tractor, Ford 8n
money. invest it in the stock market, bet- brownbagging your lunch instead Gas Tractor, 3 Compact Kubota Tractors - Kubota 4310 Gst 4wd Dsl.
ting that the stock market has a of eating out. At 6% average
The less you make, the sooner Compact Tractor, W/ La/682 Hyd. Front Loader - Kubota Bx 2200 4wd
heyday for the next 10 years and per-year earnings over 25 years, Dsl. Compact Tractor W/ La 211 Hyd. Front Loader - Kubota B 7100
you have to start. Interestingly,
earns not just 5, but 10 or more your IRA should be worth about 4wd Dsl. Compact Tractor, - Hay & Forage Equipment - 1997 Vermeer
the lower your income now, the
percent interest every year, with- $50,000. If you’re 20 now, you’ll 504 Super I Round Hay Baler, 1989 New Holland 489 9’ Haybine,
more important you start saving New Holland #268 Square Hay Baler - New Idea #30a 7’ Trailer Sickle
out a downturn. That’s how you’ll have about $50,000 before age
now. Yes - I’m talking to you Mower, Pto, Hyd. Adj. - M-Moline Mod. “D” Pto Husker Shredder - Ni/
get that half million you want for 45. You could have lots and lots
young parents and singles – even Avco 40’ Galvanized Hay Or Grain Pto Transport Elevator - Ni/Avco
retirement. I say BAH! You have more money if you increase that #325 2 Row N. Corn Picker W/ 8 Roll Husking Bed - 14’ Flat Rack Hay
if you’re not working. Why? Be-
huge problems. First, where’d $18.00 by $2.00 every January. Wagon On Jd #953 Gear - 14’ Flat Rack Hay Wagon On Mfg. Gear -
cause ‘interest’, or what investors
you get a hatful of money to in- You should have the hatful you’ll Ac 66 Pull Type Combine W/ Scour Kleen – 25 Pcs Of Farm Machinery
call ‘rates of return’, is the an- & 3 Pt. Equipment - Items From Around The Farm - Tandem Axle 16’
vest? Second, you hate investing need at retirement.
swer to getting to retire someday. Utility Trailer W/ Set Of Ramps - 2, 8”x16’ Galv. Wagon Beams - Small
in the stock market because your
Think about this: Since the early Jeanne L Jerow practices law in Jewelry Wagon W/ Misc. Farm & Garage Items
cranky Aunt Nina lost money in
20th century, over any 20 year Howard City, MI, in Real Es- Auctioneer’s Note: Live Auction Event, Rain Or Shine! A Really Nice Line Up Of Machinery,
it in 2008 and turned you against Always Housed! Auction Will Start W/ Jewelry Wagon And Then On Major Items Aprox.
period which does not include tate, Divorce & Custody, Wills
it. Third, there’s no other way to 10:44 Am – Inspection Week Of Auction Please! Loading Available Sale Day! - Terms:
the year before, the year of and & Trusts, Auto Accidents, Bank- Cash Or Good Check Day Of Auction.
turn a dollar into two-and-half
the year after the Stock Market ruptcy, Probate, Business. Re- James & Sarah Swett, Owners
that fast except in the stock mar-
Collapse, the stock market has member, because you heard it 2412 20 Mile Rd. • Barryton, Mi. 49305
ket and you’re Warren Buffet (Oh, For Any Info Call Jim @ 989-382-7111 Eve’s
averaged about a 5-5.5% per year here, it’s not your personal legal
right, now you think you’re War-
rate of return. For 100 years our
ren Buffet.) And again – where’d
advice. SYKORA AUCTION SERVICE INC.
market economy, and that 5.5% Scott Sykora, Auctioneer
989-386-9694 • Fax 989-386-2246
John McConnell, Auctioneer
989-588-9591
Clare, Michigan • Visit our Web Site www.sykoraauctions.com

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Starters & Alternators & Rates 231-937-8282


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115 Commercial 160 Real Estate 170 Items
Space for Sale
230 W. SHAW, Howard City, GR sleep-
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Very nice 16x80 1260 sq. ft mobile
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WILSON TOURS BIG WHITEFISH LAKE: 100’ FRONTAGE: Lot is located on south side of lake.
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605 3RD STREET, BIG RAPIDS • TRAIL SIDE CROSSING, NEXT TO ARBY’S
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 35

SAVE NOW DURING OUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!


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Picked “One of Kelly Blue “IHS
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$
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• 10 years/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty
Security Total of Lease End Amt. Due Term/Mi Over Mi. • 5 years/60,000 mile limited basic warranty
VEHICLE Deposit Payments Value at Start Per Year Charge
• 5 years/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty
FORTE EX 0 $5,157 $9,192 $2,877 36/12,000 .20
• 5 years/60,000 mile 24-hour roadside assistance
SOUL+ 0 $5,157 $9,630 $1,738 36/12,000 .20
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for details see retailer or visit kia.com
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$ $
9,790/ 167 mo. $ $
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$ $
10,490/ 169 mo.
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11,890/ 191 mo.
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12,490/ 199 mo.
$

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36 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
170 Items 250 Autos for Sale
for Sale

PUBLIC AUCTION
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DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 23 @ 10:00 a.m.


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THE RIVER VALLEY NEWS
SHOPPER
Call Classifieds
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DIRECTIONS: Main Street in Fremont, East to blinker light 231-937-4740
(231)937-4740
(by high school), go South to Sale Center. 230 Recreational
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ances and AC. $395/month 7% or
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TO SEE A MORE COMPLETE LIST AND PICTURES Schools. $64,500. 231-937-5213. CLASSIFIED NETWORK
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all with different types of items to sell. Something for all. 6% Sales Tax does apply.
guides reaching the grass roots of Michi-
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MasterCard and Visa accepted DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT
Registered Auctioneer # 2801000032 advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent,
or which might otherwise violate the law
or accepted standards of taste. Howev-
er, this publication does not warrant or

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CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY

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Cost $1,800, Sell $695.
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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 37

CHURCH DIRECTORY Sylvester St. Margaret Mary


Rent this Community Catholic Church Rent this
space. 989-352-6836 Church 1051 E. Howard City Rd.
Edmore
space.
110 Edgar St. • Lakeview 5 Mile Road
Call for details. 1 Mile North of M-46 on Youngman Rd.
Mecosta, MI 49332 989-427-5645 Call for details.
231-972-0233
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,
11:30 AM
Small Group Bible Studies,
& Youth Groups Pastor: Richard Taylor
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.
38 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
991 Mega Mkt. 991 Mega Mkt. 991 Mega Mkt. 991 Mega Mkt.
FOREMOST TRANSPORT, INC. needs COMPLETE MATERIAL POLE BUILD-
Sporting Goods 4 CDL owner-operators to haul special- Legal Services ING Package
ized trailers delivering RVs and other 24'x32'x8'-$3899.00 30'x40'x10'-$5799.00
FISH CANADA-FISHING CABINS for wheeled freight. Income potential of 32'x48'x10'-$6999.00
Rent in Canada. Walleyes, Jumbo Perch, DIVORCE $350* COVERS children, etc.
$110,000 annually. Steel roof, doors included, other sizes
Northern Pike. Boats are supplied. Call only one signature required! *Excludes
Call 1-866-764-1601 available:
Hugh at 1-800-426-2550 for free govt. fees. 1-800-522-6000 Extn. 950.
www.standalelumber.com
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Call Standale Post Frame Buildings Toll
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1-888-206-2616 Licensed/Insured 1-877-802-9591
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Delivery Available • Layaway Available
Furniture & Appliance
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40 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

THE ALL NEW CHEVROLET


T
VOLT IS IN RANSIT TO

SPARTA CHEVROLET
AND WILL BE ARRIVING
SOON!
2011 CAMARO
2SS COUPE

11TT309

11C090

SPRINGTIME IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR A CAMARO! FIVE EQUINOX AVAILABLE!


2011
011 CRUZE LS 2011
11 CRUZE ECO 2011
011 MALIBU 1LT
3400 Demo Miles SAVE
DEMO
$
5,138*
SPECIAL

236
MSRP ...........$18,390 Stock # 11C040
42 MPG Stock # 11C
11C162
C1
C1 MSRP ....... $25,435

$
Stock # 11C014
Sparta Discount ............- $1,584 BELOW GM EMPLOYEE PRICING! Hwy. EPA Estimated Rebate ......................- $2,500

16,806 20,796
Per
$ $
Bonus Cash .............. - $1,000

Lease For Mo.*


Sale Price WITH $236 DOWN! Sale Price

2011 MALIBU
M LI U LS 2011 IMPALA LS 2011 AVEO LS

MSRP ...........$25,505 MSRP ........... $12,870

$
249
Stock # 11C091 Stock # 11C054 Sparta Discount ............- $1,555 Stock # 11C172 S
Sparta Discount
Di ............- $$1,000

20,450 10,370
Per Rebate .......................... - $3,500 Rebate ...........................- $1,500

Lease For Mo.* $ $


WITH $249 DOWN! Sale Price Sale Price

2011 TRAVERSE FWD LS 2011 SILVERADO


S O REG.
G CAB
C 4x4 WT 2011 1500 CREW CAB LS 4x4 LT
8 Passenger
Seating

$
364 $
311 $
326
Stock # 11T327 Stock # 11T301 St k # 11T276
Stock 111T
1T276

Per Per Per


Lease For Mo.* Lease For Mo.* Lease For Mo.*
WITH $364 DOWN! WITH $311 DOWN! WITH $326 DOWN!

LEASE DETAILS 1500 CREW 11T276 1500 REG. CAB 11T301 TRAVERSE LS 11T327 CRUZE ECO 11C162 MALIBU LS 11C091

TOP $$$$
0%
LEASE PRICE $32,858 $29,435 $29,411 $18,538 $22,250
TERM 36 39 39 39 39
MILES PER YEAR 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000

For Your
DOWN PAYMENT $326 $311 $364 $236 $249
SECURITY DEPOSIT 0 0 0 0 0

FINANCING
AMT. DUE AT START $652 $622 $728 $472 $498

Trade-In.
TOTAL OF PAYMENTS $12,714 $12,129 $14,196 $9,204 $9,711

AVAILABLE!!
LEASE END PURCHASE OPT. $20,850 $16,040 $18,328 $11,947 $13,080
COST PER MILE OVER LIMIT .20 .20 .20 .20 .20
PAYMENT $326 $311 $391 $236 $249
MSRP $35,290 $29,435 $30,439 $18,895 $23,000
*No Hidden Fees or Charges; just add tax, title, plate and doc fee. Must take delivery by 04/30/2011. Vehicles may not be exactly as pictured and are subject to prior sale. Some residency or other restrictions may apply, see us for complete details. We have made every
effort to assure accuracy and reserve the right to amend and/or correct any errors. Promotional rates or lease payments require qualified credit. Should rules or rebates change, neither customer nor dealer will be obligated to consummate deal. Due to other special offers
which may be available, YOUR PRICE MAY ACTUALLY BE LESS THAN ADVERTISED; please ask us for details. Down payment assistance requires ALLY bank financing and qualified credit. 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