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FREMONT, Mich., June 23, 2011 – Friday, June 10, brought rain and a cancellation of the annual Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial (SHGM) golf outing, yet 15 hardy golfers showed up the next day for the rescheduled event. Outcomes? n Money raised -- $11,500 (about) for the SHGM Wellness Outreach Fund n Winning Team with a score of 62 – Swartz, Maloney, DeVink and “Ed” n Closest to the Pin (Women) – Jan Stone n Closest to the Pin (Men) – Justin Boczkaja n Longest Drive (Women)

Ladies Auxiliary names contest winners
This article is a little late due to the passing of our Patriotic Officer and sister of the Ladies Auxiliary. On her behalf her job is now complete. The Ladies Auxiliary held a flag coloring contest for Community Patriotic Service for grades Kindergarten thru 3rd grade at MacNaughton School. Three winners from each grade, with first prize being $15.00, second $10.00 and third $5.00, with the winners being: Kindergarten - 1st Katie Bush, 2nd Gloria Johnson, 3rd Ami Draher 1st Grade - 1st Delani Gould, 2nd Hunter Guerreo, 3rd Sofia Mulholland 2nd Grade - 1st Myles Scott, 2nd Alicia Bowen, 3rd Brook Stutzman 3rd Grade - 1st Makenna Gould, 2nd Olivia Martinek, 3rd Olivia Rodriguez Congratulations to all! Post 3306 Ladies Auxiliary

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The Montcalm County 4-H Fair will take place July 3rd through the 9th at the New Fair Grounds north of Greenville at 8494 Peck Road. However that doesn’t mean the fair will have changed a lot for previous fairs. “It’s kind of like we’re a longtime community business that has moved into a store front that is four times as big as the previous one, “ fair board president Pat Schuster said. “We’re still going to have all of the events we always had, now we can just offer our customers more.” What’s new this year? Several more food booths and vendors will be on the grounds. Farm Equipment displays will run the gamut from brand new to antique. All of these are things that couldn’t happen at the old grounds because of a lack of space. Favorite annual events such as the Demolition Derby and the Rodeo put on by Brandt Clark will return. The Demolition Derby, which includes a burn out contest started just last year will be Friday evening at 7 p.m. in the grand stand area. The rodeo is Saturday evening, July 9th, at 7 p.m. also. Fair goers will want to the Rodeo earlier however, to hear country singer DeWayne Spaw performs from 6:10 to 6:50 p.m. The week begins with judging for the still exhibits on Saturday, July 2nd. The 4Hers will bring in their cakes, pies, crafts and other projects to be judged, starting at 10 a.m. These exhibits will be housed in a large tent on the fair grounds this year, as the exhibit building hasn’t been built yet. 4Her of the year will be announced at 6 p.m. in the covered show arena. This announcement will be followed by the annual 4H Food Auction. 4Her bring replicas of the pies and cakes they had judged earlier in the day and sell them to the highest bidder. The public is invited to come and participate in the food auction. It is an excellent opportunity to take home some delicious food and at the same time help the 4Hers put money away in their college funds. Sunday evening at 6 p.m. brings the annual heavy weight horse pull. The pull is a favorite of area senior citizens. There will be no charge for parking on Sunday, making it the perfect day to come and check out the exhibits for free. Monday, July 4th starts the animal judging. 4Hers will contin-

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RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011

Scott A. CassidyBoerma

OBITUARIES
Franklin Boerma Sr. Funeral services took place 1 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids with Father Joe Fix officiating. Interment was at the Aetna Township Cemetery in Morley. Memorial contributions in Scott’s name may be made to Hospice House of Holland or the charity of your choice. You may leave a condolence or sign the registry book online at www.daggettgilbertfuneralhome.com.

Scott A. Cassidy-Boerma, 40, of Holland, formerly of Morley/Big Rapids, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Hospice House of Holland. Scott was born May 19, 1971, in Grand Rapids. He graduated from Morley Stanwood in 1991. Scott was always interested in farming and began his working career at numerous dairy farms in the area. He CASSIDYlater drove truck for BOERMA Big Rapids Farm and Garden where he delivered supplies to area farmers for many years. Most recently, Scott had moved to Holland, working for Meijers and Gentex Corporation until his health began to fail. He loved to hunt and fish; he was an avid Michigan State fan and NASCAR enthusiast. Scott had lost a brief battle to esophageal cancer caused by acid reflux and at too young of an age he was taken from his loving family and friends. He will be forever missed. Scott is survived by his two daughters, Kayla and Brittany Cassidy, both of Reed City; his parents, Martha and Frank Boerma of Morley; two sisters, Tina (Rodger) Sova of Big Rapids and Connie (Ron) Schultz of Morley; a brother, Michael (Tammy) Boerma of LeRoy; two nieces, Amber Sova and Megan Schultz; five nephews, Matthew and Jeffery Boerma, Brad Schultz, and Maverick and Derringer Boerma and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Scott was preceded in death by a brother Jonathan Boerma; maternal grandparents, Bessie and Andy Cassidy and paternal grandparents, Jane and

Mary Jane Gilleo
Mary Jane Gilleo, 80, of Newaygo, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. Mary Jane was born on April 13, 1931, in Mesick, to Leon M. and Mary L. (Johnson) Finkbiner and later married Lynn Eugene Gilleo on Nov. 6, 1948, GILLEO in Grand Rapids. Mary has been a resident of the Croton area most of her life and moved permanently to the Croton area in 1978 from Sparta. Mary has been involved in the Croton civic community for many years where she served on and was the chairperson of the Croton Township Board of Appeals and Croton Township Zoning Board. Mary enjoyed flower gardening, painting, remodeling and building and living on the Muskegon River in Croton. Mary’s greatest love was spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lynn; her children, Linda Gilleo of Comstock Park and Diana Berwald of Sparta; nine grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandson; sisters, Kathryn E. (Ed) DuChemin of Newaygo, Richard (Patricia) Finkbiner

of Alameda, Calif. and Robert Louck of Newaygo. She was preceded in death by her daughter, JoAnn McCuaig; her sister, Doris A. Titler and her brother, L. Charles Finkbiner. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Croton American Legion. Interment will take place in the Croton Township Cemetery following her wishes of cremation. Friends may consider memorial contributions to the Mary Jane Gilleo Memorial Fund at any Independent Bank to benefit the various charities. Crandell – Fremont www.crandellfh.com

LAKEVIEW’S 2011 MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT SCHEDULE:
July 6 — CATIE CURTIS — (Top notch folk-pop from Boston) July 13 — JACK WILLIAMS — (One of the finest guitar players and performers on tour today) July 20 — MULEBONE — (The Dynamic Duo from NYC return to the park.) July 27 — WILL PEARSALL — (Florida’s own Master of the Blues) Aug. 3 — THE RUTH BLOOMQUIST BAND — (Muskegon’s long-standing bluegrass and folk favorite) Aug 10 — NEW THIRD COAST — (An encore park perfomance byNorthern Michigan’s finest folk trio) Aug 17 — BO WHITE and THE BLUEZERS — (Chicago-style blues featuring Tri County’s Howard Wilson) Aug 24 — THE GRAVEL RIDGE BAND — (Lakeview’s own bluegrass band. A Muisc In The Park tradition)

Maxine Proctor
Maxine Proctor, age 85, of Trufant passed away June 22, 2011, at her residence. She was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Three Oakes, the daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth (West) Young. During her working years she worked at American Seating as a sewer for many years. She loved flowers, crafts and spending time with family. In 1944 she married Lyle Proctor who survives. Also surviving are three children, Harold (Sharon) Proctor of Trufant, Roger (Kelly) Proctor of White Cloud and Elaine Vandenberg of Trufant; eight grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lestor, Lyle and John; two sisters, Nyla Lawrence and Lorraine Young; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert; a granddaughter, Katie; and two brothers and one sister. Funeral services took place at the Pierson Bible Church with Pastor Tom Sluys officiating with burial in the Trufant Cemetery. Memorials to Spectrum Health Hospice may be left at the Church. Arrangements were entrusted to: Heckman Funeral Home www.heckmanfuneralhomeinc.com (231) 937-4315

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FINALLY…SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST YOUR LOVED ONES WITH WHEN YOU NEED A LITTLE TIME AWAY……There is a new business opening July 5th in Edmore. It’s called, THE FORUM. A Senior & Adult Day Center. The owners, Matthew and Melinda Lang, are busy getting the building ready and hoping to get the word out about what they offer the community. Melinda will be running the daily operations for now, and is excited about the possibilities. Melinda has worked in nursing homes in the past as a nurse’s aide and has had many years of experience working with special needs children, and adults. She wanted to put those skills together and offer a place for caregivers in the community to get some help in caring for their parents/ or adult special needs children. Her experience in nursing homes, has given Melinda much insight to the needs of families who find themselves taking on the full time needs of their loved one. The Forum will be a place to come for community activities, such as ice cream socials, group events and in the fall, Melinda will be teaching Zumba exercise classes for seniors and beginners. There are so many exciting activities planned for the Forum. Bingo will not be the only event on the schedule. The Forum will have crafts, art, outings and Wii tournaments, such as bowling, tennis, and golf to name a few. The Forum will have an indoor garden area for reading/relaxing and a mini-spa, where guests can be pampered with a manicure or facial. The Forum offers convenient hours for working caregivers. They will be open from 6am-6pm. Families can use the Forum on a full-time schedule or on a drop off basis. Need a couple of hours to grocery shop?

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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Have an emergency come up? Have an invitation to have lunch with friends you haven’t seen in months? Then the Forum is just your place. Finally, someone you can trust your loved ones with when you need a little time away…they’ll take care of your loved one’s needs, while you get some needed time! If you are a caregiver for your parents/adult special needs children, you know it’s a 24/7/365 undertaking you have lovingly taken on. The Forum is here to support you! Melinda has many years of experience caring for others. She is CPR certified, and most importantly, loves seniors and special needs people. Both Matthew and Melinda are available to answer any of your questions and look forward to helping the community meet the growing demands of full-time care giving for their family members. Today when most families need two incomes to get by the cost of nursing homes and/or home care can be too much. There has been much research and prayer about how much to charge for their services. They feel that they have found a price that families can afford. It is really a service to help the community families , that is the main goal, so The Forum’s costs are very fair when comparing similar area centers. There will be a continental breakfast, a larger meal at noon and a light supper. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. The individual dietary needs of each guest will be considered, with choices available as substitutions. Medications will be monitored, with reminders if needed. Safety will be the number one concern, with the guests being lovingly supervised. Please call the Forum for more information, and to make an appointment for your loved one. 989 287-2998. Matthew and Melinda look forward to helping you, the caregiver, when you need some extra help.

TO THE EDITOR: On June 24, 2011 our local VFW and Auxiliary Post 3306 participated in the Coral Day Parade under the leadership of Com.

Dennis Stewart and Pres. Barb Tucker, with marchers; Dennis, Jim, Dee B., Dick, Al, and Linda. Those riding on the wagon being towed by Ray, we had Bill, Bob, Tony, Ruth, Elmer and Peggy. Thank You for your support. DEE BEckER Auxiliary Member

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ue showing their animals through Saturday, July 9th. Monday evening at 6p.m is the Natural Horsemanship show. Some people call the event The Horse Whispering Show. The horses are put through an obstacle course with the trainer using only a long lead line and verbal cues to get the horse to go through the obstacles. The carnival will be in place by the evening of Tuesday, July 5th. Ride all day wristbands will be only $10 everyday. The fair board worked out this deal with the carnival as a way to help celebrate the New Fair Grounds.

The Poorman’s Tractor Pullers from the Cedar Springs area will be in the grand stand Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. It is amazing to see what can be done with a souped up garden tractor. Kids Day games and giveaways start at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and run through 2 p.m. Dynamite the Clown and a magician will be on hand to entertain the children. Thursday evening brings the annual 4H and FFA Livestock Auction at 5 p.m. Several hundred area businesses and individuals usually attend this annual event to support the hours of work the 4Hers have put into their livestock projects.

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Zellie’s Opry House Welcomes Free Wheelin’
Zellie’s Opry House welcomes Free Wheelin’ to the stage on Saturday, July 9. Free Wheelin’, the NASCAR version of bluegrass runs wide open for fun. Free Wheelin’ rolls into Howard City with banjo player Mark Conley of Quinn’s Music in Big Rapids, well-known luthier and fiddler Dan Seabolt, guitarist Dave Seabolt, and rounding out the group on upright bass, Scott “Buck” Robinson. Known for their high-energy bluegrass style, Free Wheelin’ is a mainstay in the west Michigan acoustic music scene. Come on out for what promises to be an exciting evening of live music, including a pre-show by the Zellie’s Opry House “house band.” Enjoy a full evening of entertainment for a mere $5/person. Tickets are available at Zellie’s Opry House ((616) 260-3032 or www.zelliesopryhouse.com). Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with the pre-show at 6:10 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Keeping kids busy this summer
STATEPOINT MEDIA
Summer is a welcome respite from the hectic days of the school year. Yet no matter how peaceful the long, lazy days of summer can be, parents and teachers know that all play and no learning can make the transition back to school extremely difficult for children. According to the National Campaign for Summer Learning, most students lose more than two months of math skills over the summer. But a break from the academic rigors of the school year doesn’t have to mean a learning loss come fall. Parents can take simple steps to encourage their child’s learning throughout the summer months. This can be a simple as turning classic summer activities such as learning to swim, outdoor picnics, and family trips to museums into teachable moments. Another option is to enroll children in educational summer camps. “When teachers test children’s abilities after summer break, we often see the steepest decline in skills like reading and math,” said Megan Riede, senior director of education programs for KinderCare Learning Centers. “Fun and engaging summer activities that encourage learning not only help combat summer learning loss, but can positively affect children’s motivation, self-esteem, and confidence.” A vast majority of preschool parents (69 percent) choose to send their children to day camps according to the second annual national “Summer Fun” survey conducted by KinderCare Learning Centers, the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education. Here are some other tips parents can use to keep kids’ minds as sharp: n Turn a grocery store trip into a math lesson by having your child compare prices and tell you the best deal. n Change the classic road trip “Are we there yet?” question into a challenge by giving the vehicle’s speed and remaining trip distance, and having your child estimate your arrival time. n Enroll your child in a program that balances interesting and educational content with group play. For example, KinderCare Learning Centers created 12 uniquely themed camps like “Scienteriffic” and “Wilderness 101” that offer a balanced approach to learning and fun. n Make meal and snack preparation a chance to practice reading (recipes) and working with fractions (have older children double or halve a recipe). n Develop a summer reading plan with your child. Make weekly trips to the library and help your child create a list of books to read based on their interests. Parents can find more information about how to give their children a fun, educational summer at www.kindercare.com/camp. Learning doesn’t have to be a solo activity. Have your child grab a friend or two and set them up for a summer of exploration. Come fall, they (and their parents and teachers) will thank you. Letting your child include their friends in their reading activities will make it seem less like school and more like fun!

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030 Special Notices
COME JOIN THE FUN! To bid and view go to www.michiganonlineauctions.com then choose Big Rapids. Every Thursday starting June 30th. 18690-16 Mile Rd, Big Rapids--drop off hours 9am-5pm. Now accepting consignments of household items, antiques, collectibles, furniture, automobiles, farm equipment, construction equipment, tools and miscellaneous items for auction. Call 231-629-8606 or evenings and weekends 231-873-5334.

032 Public Notices Request for Bids
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS - STONE HATCHERY PARK- GREEN TOWNSHIP, PARIS, MI Sealed proposals will be received at the office of Green Township, 21431 Northland Dr., Paris, MI 49338 until 2:00 p.m. July 11, 2011. Approximate major items of work involved in this project are as follows: Repair and paint all window frames. Clean and paint iron rafters and trusses. Paint ceiling. Clean and seal all inside walls. Specifications under which the work will be done may be examined at the office of the Township hall and copies may be obtained on or after Monday, June 27, 2011. The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory references and insurance. No Performance or payment bonds are required. The right is reserved by Green Township to accept any bid, to reject any or all bids or to waive irregularities in any bid in the best interest of the Township. BY: Janet Clark, Township Clerk, Green Charter Township 231 7966201 Dated: June 28, 2011

050 Help Wanted
HELP WANTED CERTIFIED automotive technician please send resume to P.O Box 635 Stanton, MI 48888. TIRED OF LOOKING for a steady permanent job? MPI has your answers. Full time $8.00/$11.50 per hour, paid weekly. Our call center raises funds for breast cancer, public safety groups and more. So, warm up your voice and come join the fun for a steady income. Call (231)7969286 today. INCOME OPPORTUNITY! Want to own your own delivery business? The Pioneer Group is looking for one or more independent contractors to deliver the Tri County Shopper in the Baldwin and Idlewild areas. Potential earnings of up to $137 a week. Please call (231) 7961710 for more information or to get an application. WANTED: TRAVEL AGENTS- Big Rapids Travel Agency. Agency experience a must. Email resumes to: angela@mytime2travel.us.

090 Business Services
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WE HAVE CLEAN PLACES TO LIVEApts. and houses in and around Big Rapids. No Pets. Sec. Dep. required. Call Silvernail Realty (231)796-6329 or www.silvernailrealty.com on the web.

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Fresh Trade In, 2001 Ford Ranger Pickup, ext cab, 2x4, 68,000 actual miles, local trade, mint condition. Contact Paul Today. 2003 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab, local trade, 2WD, absolutely mint, priced to sell. Call Paul. 2000 Buick LeSabre Custom, excellent condition, priced to sell when you see Paul Riley. 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom, excellent condition, priced to sell, just ask for Paul! Just Arrived 2004 Buick AWD Rendevous, local trade, excellent condition, $8,495 plus tax & tags. 2 to choose from. Go see Paul Riley. 2007 Chevy Uplander Mini Van, 60,000 actual miles, fancy silver, priced to sell. 2 to choose from. Call Paul. 2007 Chevy Impala, low miles, full power, looks new, 3 to choose from. Contact Paul Riley. 2007 Jeep Cherokee Laredo, local trade, loaded with equipment, 60,000 actual miles. Just call Paul. 2008 Buick Enclave AWD, one owner trade, full power, looks brand new. Be sure to ask for Paul. 2008 GMC Acadia AWD SLT, GM Certified, double moonroof, NAV navigation, DVD, 7 passenger, absolutely mint. Just call Paul. 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL, absolutely mint, balance of factory warranty, low miles and yours when you ask for Paul. 2008 Saturn Vue, balance of factory warranty, 35,000 actual miles, absolutely mint! Call Paul. 2009 Pontiac G6, 44,000 actual miles, GM certified, full power. Be sure to contact Paul Riley. 2009 Chevy Impala, factory program, low miles, GM certified, 2 to choose from. Ask for Paul. 2010 Buick Enclave, factory program, AWD, full power, 12,000 actual miles, fancy red jewel. Be sure to ask for Paul. 2010 Chevy Impala, factory program, low miles, full power, GM certified, 6 to choose from. Contact Paul. 2010 Chevy Traverse AWD, 23,000 actual miles, full power. Ask for Paul today. 2010 Ford Fusion SE, full power, low miles, just arrived. Contact Paul Riley. 2011 Chevy Impala LT, full warranty, low miles, starting at 7,000 miles, 3 to choose from. Contact Paul Riley.

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Mr. Lethon, Superintendent of the Newaygo Public Schools has graciously agreed to visit the township again in September to explain the initiative on the November ballot. Please mark your calendar for 6:30 pm September 14, 2011 at the Croton Township Fire Dept. Pass the word and we hope to see you there. Jean Howarth Croton Township Supervisor

Good day everyone,

REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP JULY BOARD OF REVIEW
The Reynolds Township Board of Review will meet at the township office Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact. Keith Grannis, Secretary, Board of Review

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW
Will meet Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. At Winfield Township Hall 15212 M-46 Amble, Michigan To correct Clerical Errors and Mutual Mistakes of Fact Phyllis Larson, Township Supervisor Secretary, Board of Review This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 AMENDED (Open Meeting Act), MCLA 41.72A (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA).

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MOTOR SALES S. M-66 • Stanton. MI

Supervisor Howarth called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. The pledge was recited. Present: Jean Howarth, Debbra Wright, Morgan Heinzman Absent: Chris Hadley, Chris Ortwein. MOTION: Heinzman, Howarth to approve consent agenda. Carried. MOTION: Heinzman, Howarth to approve payment of bills as presented by Clerk. Roll call vote Ayes: Heinzman, Wright, Howarth Nays: none. Absent: Ortwein, Hadley. MOTION: Heinzman, Wright to approve April 11, 2011 board minutes. Carried. Announcements: Received Summer Recreation Grant of $2982.00. June 3 & 4, 2011 set for clean up days. June 18, 2011 Hookin’ Up Heroes-would like to see everyone come out to show their support. June 21, 2011 7: PM at the Fire Station, Mr. Larry Lethorn, Newaygo Public School Superintendent will be explaining the up coming Bond proposal to be put on the November Ballot. Reports: Fire Dept. Chief Benson reported 20 runs, 5 Fire, 15 Medical. Building Dept. Pretty quiet. Chris Ortwein joins the meeting at 7:15 PM. Maintenance & Campground Bob Sanborn, working on various projects. All docks are installed, the guys did a good job. 1 burial since our last meeting. Have water fixed at Croton Cemetery. Library, Ashley Hawley received a grant of $1800. for the summer reading program. Still working on the schedule to the up coming computer class. July 23, 2011 date is set for pancake breakfast at NC Sportsman Club 8:AM – 11: AM. $3. kids, $5. adults. June Squires brings a memo for the board to read regarding payroll check distribution. Cemetery, Dawn Starr, expresses concern on lawn care in the cemeteries. PUBLIC COMMENT: David Reese asks for an update on Mute Swan plan. Ortwein will be submitting a plan to the DNR and should have more information at the June meeting. Road Construction Report was given by Rick Howarth. MOTION Ortwein Heinzman that we approve the March 03, 2011 proposed road construction repair, provided item #7 is increased by $1000.00 for rip rap for a total of $339,142.00. Roll call vote Ayes: Wright, Heinzman, Ortwein, and Howarth. Nays: none. Absent: Hadley. Work session for Zoning Administer & all boards, public invited. MOTION Ortwein Wright to look at combined board work session with a facilitator to create a vision for the township. Roll call vote Ayes: Wright, Ortwein, Heinzman, and Howarth. Nays: none. Absent Hadley. MOTION Heinzman, Ortwein to hire D&B for dust control for a total of 3 times this year. Carried. MOTION Ortwein, Howarth to accept Croton Township Building & Zoning Dept. fee schedule with changes. In favor Ortwein, Wright, Howarth. Opposed Heinzman. Absent: Hadley. Carried. MOTION: Ortwein, Heinzman to adjourn at 8:24 PM. Carried. Respectfully submitted, Debbra Wright, Clerk

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We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. The purpose of this report is to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is ground water from glacial material. The Village of Howard City has three operating wells; the primary well is located on North Orton Street in the Village. There are two backup wells located within the Emory Street ball field. We want you to understand the efforts we make to maintain and improve the system by which you receive your water and steps put forth to protect our valuable water resources. The State performed an assessment of our source water in 2004 (currently looking at update) to determine the susceptibility or the relative potential of contamination. The susceptibility rating is a six-tiered scale from” very-low" to" high" based primarily on the geologic sensitivity, water chemistry and contaminants sources. The susceptibility of our source is low for our primary well and moderate for the two backup wells. A copy of the report is available at the Village Office. The Village of Howard City routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminates in water provided by public water system. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminations in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. This table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2010. As water travels over the land or underground, it can pick up substances or contaminants such as microbes, inorganic and organic chemicals, and radioactive substances. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents. It's important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk. Our drinking water meets or exceeds federal and state requirements. In the table below you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions: Not Detected (ND) - laboratory analysis indicates that the constituent is not present. Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) - one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. Parts per billion (ppb) – one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years or a single penny in $10,000,000 (10 million). Maximum Contaminant Level - The “Maximum Allowed” (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal - The “Goal”(MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Turbidity- Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy. Running annual average- RAA- Average over 12 month period. Maximum residual disinfectant level – MRDL means the highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum residual disinfectant level goal- MRDLG means the level of a drinking water disinfectant below, which there is, no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. Total Trihalomethanes –TTHM are a byproduct of chlorinating water that contains natural organics. Haloacetic Acids – HAA5 are a byproduct of chlorinating water that contains natural organics. Regulatory Action Level - AL The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements, which a water system must follow. The State allows us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the Concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. All of the data is representative of the water quality, but some are more than one year old. The table below represents the most current testing information available. Lead Contaminants – If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The Village of Howard City is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. WATER QUALITY DATA TABLE The following table is data of the water that was being supplied for the time period of this report it is not representative of the current water supply

2010 Water Quality Report For the Village of Howard City Providing you Quality on Tap June 27, 2011

** Regulated at customer tap Unregulated contaminants are those for which the EPA has not established drinking water standards. Monitoring helps EPA to determine where these contaminants occur and whether it needs to regulate those contaminants What does this mean? As you can see by the table, our system had no violations. We’re proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal and State requirements. We have learned through our monitoring and testing that some constituents have been detected. The EPA has determined that your water IS SAFE at these levels. All sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by substances that are naturally occurring or man made. These substances can be: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture and residential uses. Radioactive contaminants, which are naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can, also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. MCL’s are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immune-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). We at the Village of Howard City work around the clock to provide top QUALITY ON TAP. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future. Because of the age of some of the system we do from time to time experience some turbidity or aesthetic problems with our water, which are totally harmless. We have a flushing program in place to keep this to a minimum. If you do experience brown or milky looking water situation please contact the office so we can record the problem, and instruct you on what to do. We continue to improve our system, which is sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding. We encourage public interest and participation in our decisions affecting the community’s drinking water. Regular Village council meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month in the Municipal Complex council meeting room at 7:00 PM. The public is welcome. The Village of Howard City employs two state certified operators to whom you may direct any questions. Michael Van Wagner Municipal Services Director or water operators Bill Cornelisse at (231) 937-4311 ext.4. Copies of this report are available at Village of Howard City Municipal Complex at 125 Shaw Street during normal business hours or on the Village web site howardcity.org

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• Cedar Springs • Sand Lake • Howard City • Morley • Amble • Gowen • T rufant • Coral • Kent City • Grant • Bailey

• Newaygo • White Cloud • Croton/Hardy • Pierson • Lakeview

Register now for fall classes - Online registration for Montcalm Community College’s 2011 fall semester is under way. The schedule is available at http://my.montcalm.edu. Select the Registration/Records tab to access the course search and registration functions. MCC’s fall classes begin Aug. 20 unless otherwise noted. The Newaygo County 4th of July Celebration on the Pond Inc. Committee will be hosting their 21st Annual Fireworks Display at Croton Dam again. It will be shot from the Croton Causeway at Dusk (about 10:15pm) on Saturday, July 2nd. Rain Date is Sunday, July 3rd. Benefit Breakfast for the Sand Lake VFW. Sunday, July 3rd, 7:30am to 10:30am, at the VFW Hall, corner of 5th and Lake Street in Sand Lake. Adults $5, kids $3 (5-10yrs) 4 and under free. Sponsored by the Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce. Lakeview Area Seniors Fun Day - Tuesday, July 5th at the Lakeview United Church of Christ. Cards, games, etc. will begin at 1pm at 2pm is bingo for those interested. Bring a White Elephant gift for prizes if you wish. Snack and beverages furnished. Come have fun and bring a friend! Village of Howard City - 2011 Music in the Park - Every Tuesday night 7pm to 9pm. Located at Ensley Park in Downtown Howard City. July 6 to August 16. July 6th: Wannabe and Horsens Music School Big Band - On loan from the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, these Danish Jazz Bands are sure to impress. July 12th: Don Middlebrook & Living Soul - A Caribbean style summer music that would make even Jimmy Buffet proud. July 19th: Sea Cruisers - One of our favorites! Sit back, close your eyes and remember the 50’s and 60’s thru the music of this group. July 26th: Zellies Opry House - Local Bluegrass at its best! Our hidden Howard City treasure has decided to take the show on the road. The musical traditions of Tennessee’s Ryman Auditorium will be on display at Ensley Park. August 2nd: Showdown - Rock/Classic Rock/Old School R&B. Showdown’s Classic Rock sound is a perfect fit for those who find less to love in today’s music and enjoy more the glory of days of rock. August 9th: Country Sides Band - A mix of local classic country, featuring Jerry Bissell, Jane Ferris, Noreen Gondre and Don Kik. August 16th: Bo White & The Bluezers - A multi-talented band whose main philosophy is to have fun! Based in rhythm and blues, individual band members experience covers the spectrum of popular music including rock, country, combo, jazz, classic rock, oldies and big band. Rain Schedule: In case of inclement weather the concerts will be held at Zellies Opry House at 230 Edgerton Street. Sponsored by: Village of Howard City, Howard City DDA, Reynolds Township, Pierson Township, Firstbank of Howard City and the Panhandle Chamber of Commerce. The Newaygo County Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled at the following locations to distribute free food to individuals 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. Saturday, July 9th, 10am, Pine Grove Community Church, Howard City/Croton. Saturday, July 9th, 1pm, First Christian Reformed Church, Fremont. Wednesday, July 13th, 5pm, Weaver Park Pavilion, Hesperia - Sponsored by Local Area Churches. Pine Grove Church Sports Camp starts Monday, July 11-July 14, from 6:30pm8:30pm. The theme this year is Mission Impossible. Wednesday is water day. We have Bible stories, wacky sports, free t-shirts and lots of fun. Ages 3 years through 5th grade are welcome. Parents can stay and observe. Any questions call Jackie at 231-937-4520. Located at the corner of M-82 and Beech. The First Thursday Quilters will be sponsoring the: Remus Heritage Days Quilt Show. Friday, July 15th from 1 to 9pm and Saturday, July 16th, from 9am to 3pm. Location: Wheatland Township Hall, 201 S. Sheridan Ave, Remus. Come and see all the quilts and quilt shop vendors. If you have any questions, please contact, Leona Chapin, 231-9728715. UAW Local 548 Retiree’s Picnic: Retiree’s from Michigan Plating & Stamping, Gulf & Western and CEMSI - Saturday July 16th, Rain or Shine at Long Lake Park, West side of lake. 10am - ???pm. Lunch at noon. Hot dogs furnished, bring a dish to pass and table service. Long Lake Drive, Sparta MI. Sylvester Community Church is hosting “Kickin It Old School” vacation bible school with the GO FISH Guys. It will be held July 18 to July 22nd at Sylvester Community Church, at 9am until 12 noon. for more info call 989-561-2941 or 231-9720233. One Book Movie is July 19 - A free movie and popcorn is featured on July 19 as part of the One Book One County Montcalm program. Earning seven Emmy awards, “Temple Grandin” is a true story about an autistic woman who overcame her condition and went on to become one of the top 25 in the Time Magazine Most Influential People Top 100 list for her work in the field of animal husbandry. She currently is a professor at Colorado State University. “Temple Grandin” is shown on July 19 at 6:30pm in room M129 in MCC’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Greenville. Admission is free. This movie is rated TV-PG for adult content. Visit www.montcalm.edu/onebook.aspx or call 989-328-1236 for more information. The Friends of the Croton Township Library Pancake Breakfast is at the Newaygo County Sportsman’s Club at 7951 Elm Avenue in Croton Township on Sat. July 23 from 8-11 a.m. Cost is Adults & Ages 11 and up $5 each. Under age 4 is free. Ages 4-10 is $3 each. All money to help the Croton Township Library. Will have some gift sets and books for sale too. Blood Drive, Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 10am-2pm. Heritage United Methodist Church, 19931 W. Kendaville Rd., Fellowship Hall. (1-866-MIBLOOD or miblood.org) Now accepting 16 year olds with parental permission. Appointment preferred. Questions? Call Paul Eickenroth at 231-937-4310. PANDAMANIA VBS 2011 July 24th - 28th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM What happens when a pack of panda bears invade The Springs? A wild celebration of God’s unconditional love! At PandaMania Vacation Bible School kids ages 4 yrs. - 6th grade will discover that God has a purpose and plan for everyone and that He crafted each of us with His own loving hands. Pre-registration is encouraged by downloading a registration form at www.thespringschurch. info and dropping it off at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street in Cedar Springs. Also, be sure to check us out on Sundays this summer @ 10 AM. OUR CHURCH ROCKS! For more info please contact the church office @ 616.696.2970. MUSIC BY THE POND 2011 - Presented by Glen Curtis Foundation, Village of Edmore and Edmore Chamber of Commerce. Location: Gazebo next to Curtis Pond - Sheldon St. - Edmore. When: Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm July 31 and Aug 28. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain all shows will be moved into the Curtis Building. JULY - “Ionia - Maple Valley Community Band” has a new program this year which includes a variety of music. We will hear Dixie Land, marches and some swing. This 30 piece band has musicians from all over including Belding, Ionia, Vermontville, Greenville, Grand Rapids and many other surrounding areas. AUGUST - “Gravel Ridge” come and listen to music performed by one of our areas local bands. They will perform bluegrass for our listening enjoyment. Our evening of music will wind down the Edmore Potato Festival with ice cream being served by the local Edmore area Chamber of Commerce. Ensley Baptist Church - Vacation Bible School is August 1-5 from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Deerfield Bible Church - Vacation Bible School, 759 150th Ave. Morley, MI. Contact Jan Eckert 231-856-7870. Ages 4-13, August 1-5 from 9am to 11:30am. SunSurf Beach Bash! Heritage Village celebrates its 25th anniversary with its annual Heritage Festival, Aug. 4-6 in Montcalm Heritage Village, located on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney Campus. The three day celebration features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. There will also be a book sale and yard sale. Visit www.montcalm.edu/ heritagevillage.aspx for more information. Bob Milne Concert - Ragtime and boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne returns to Montcalm Community College’s Barn Theater for one performance at 7pm on Aug. 5th during the Heritage Festival. Milne demonstrates the showy styles of the ragtime era on the piano and highlights his tunes with stories and commentaries about the music and musicians of the mid 1800’s through the 1920’s. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door beginning at 6:30pm. Contact MCC Dean of Instruction and Faculty Gary Hauck at garyh@montcalm. edu or call 989-328-1234 for more information. Heritage Festival pancake breakfast - The Montcalm Community College Foundation hosts its pancake breakfast from 7am to 10am, August 6th in MCC’s Activities Building, during the 24th Annual Heritage Festival. The cost is $5 per person in advance or $6 at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast support MCC scholarships. Advance tickets are available by calling 989-328-1284 or by emailing terrys@montcalm.edu. Visit www.montcalm.edu/ heritagevillage.aspx for more information about Heritage Festival. Grant Wrestling Club’s Summer Wrestling Clinic: Featuring 2X Olympic Coach Rob Hermann, August 6, 2011. Schedule - 8am-9am check in, 9am-12:00 Session 1, 12:00-12:30 break/lunch, 12:30-3:30 Session 2. Preregistration fee $50 includes lunch and t -shirt. The clinic will be held at Grant High School, 331 E. State St. Grant MI. For more information

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contact: grantwrestling1@aol.com or Tami Montney at 231-206-1202. $10 late fee after July 9th. Late registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Flea Market - Every Saturday, thru Oct 29, 9am – 3pm. Flea Market will be in our Mel Trotter Sparta Store parking lot. Booth spaces available. Please call 616-887-4021 for information on booth rentals. Caron City Hospital Farmer’s Market, on Mondays, Summer 2011, 8am-12pm at the Carson City Hospital Administration Entrance. Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, flowers and more, any local gardener or farmer is invited to participate. Call Anne at 989-584-3971 ext 216 for more information. Old fashioned square dance - Howard City VFW $5/mo, year round, Monday 1-4pm, Potluck at 2:15pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183. Life Style Change, Weight loss etc @ Natures Atrium every tues 6:30pm-7:30pm Call 231-937-9370. Interested in local, healthy food sources, preparation, and informative discussions? Westen A Price Foundation meetings 6:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of every month at Stanwood Free Methodist (Stanwood Dr. and Pierce Rd.) Call Bonnie @ 231-823-8002. Hospice of Michigan – Offers Living on Support Group 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Vera’s House located at 18 Justice St in Newaygo. For more information please call Diane Snyder at 231-924-6123 or 800-837-3630. The Howard City Harvest Festival Committee meets 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00pm, @ Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Volunteers are needed. Info. Call Cheryl @ 231-937-5686. Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse meets at 7p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the basement of the Mecosta County jail. Looking for new members. For more information call (231) 796-0966. Free Clothing for those in need - Seventh Day Adventist Church, 8060 M-46, Lakeview, in the Community Building behind the church. Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free Western Square Dance Lessons - Newaygo St. Bartholomew’s Church - Thursday 3:30pm-6:00pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183. Fish Fry every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 - 7pm at the Howard City VFW Post 3306, 1001 S. Ensley Rd. Come sew at Heritage United Methodist Church on Fridays from 10am to 3pm. Bring your machine and call for supply list. New projects every week. Call Debbie Castle at 231354-6910 for more details or email at dcastle@pathwaysnet.com. Everyone welcome. Greenville Auction & Flea Market - Every Friday at the Old Meijer Store in Greenville on M-91. Flea market starts at 7:00am, Auction at 10:00am. Vendors and consignors wanted. Call 616-225-9999 or email wwauctions@yahoo.com. Howard City Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Family Farm & Home Small Animals Sell and Swap 139 W River Dr, Newaygo 2nd Saturday of the month 8am-Noon 231-856-4641. Gospel Jam @ Grace Community Church 9920 Reed Rd, Howard City, MI 4th Saturday of each month from 6pm to 8pm in the fellowship hall. For more info, please call the church @ 231-937-6440 or Gene @ 231-937-2036. Every Sunday Sheridan VFW Post 5065 FREE Veteran’s Breakfast for Veterans and/ or wives (companions) or widows at 209 W Washington 7:30am-8:45am. Attention Seniors - Howard City Action Center, 132 E. Edgerton, open 7 days a week. Call Karen West or Dawny Kniffen 231-937-5950 for weekly schedule of events. Noon lunches Tues, Wed, Thurs.

If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and read a book this summer then there is no place more scenic than one of Michigan’s beautiful State Parks! The Michigan State Department of Natural Resources and the Library of Michigan have distributed free passes to state parks to participating libraries throughout the state. The Park and Read project is your pass to spend a day at any one of the 98 state parks and recreation areas in Michigan. The passes or certificates can be obtained at the Grant Area District Library by stopping in and asking at the Check Out desk. For more information visit www.michigan. gov/recreationpassport or call Grant Area District Library at 231-834-5713 or call your local library to see if they are participating. Mini Travel Scrapbook - No supplies needed for children of all ages to make a mini travel scrapbook at Grant Area District Library. The mini scrapbooks are made out of paper lunch bags, magazines, twine and decoupage glue. The finished product can be a fun addition to any family vacation. Parents are invited to join in on the fun by helping their children create a one-of-a-kind travel treasure. Join us at the Grant Area District Library on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 1:00. Programs are free and open to the public. The Libraries address is 122 Elder St in Grant. For more information call the library at 231-834-5713 or visit the website at www.grantlibrary.net, Everyone Welcome! Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library: Tuesday, July 5th, 10:30am - Kevin Kammeraad, will entertain with songs, poems and stories. Tuesday, July 5th, 1:30pm - John Ball’s traveling Zoo, for families with children ages 5 and up. Kent District Library - Sand Lake Branch: “Games Around the World” Saturday, July 9, 1:30pm learn how to play games from different countries around the world and then make your own games to take home. for ages 6 and up. One Book discussion in July - A book discussion for the 2011 One Book One County Montcalm selection, “Look Me in the Eye: My Life With Asperger’s” by John Elder Robinson, is 10am on July 11, at the Home Township Library in Edmore and 11am on July 14, at the White Pine Library in Stanton. A July 19 discussion at Hathaway Pointe in Greenville has been CANCELLED. Visit www.montcalm.edu/onebook.aspx or call 989328-1236 for more information. Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library: Marimbamania! Tuesday, July 19th, 1:30pm with David Hall, David will perform on marimbas and xylophones with audience, sing, dance and clap along. Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library: “Novel Destination” Monday, July 25th, 6:30pm Adult Book Discussion - “Strength in What Remains” by Tracy Kidder. Kent District Library - Sand Lake Branch: “Pet Show” Tuesday, August 2, 10:30am. Is your pet a star? Can your pet do cool tricks? Or do you just want to show off how smart, cute or funny your pet is? Join us for a wonderful library pet show. All acts must pre-register. Stop in the library for details. If you have ever wanted to join a bowling league, but can’t lift the ball or play a round of tennis without running around the court, then join the Grant Area District Library every Monday between 4 and 5pm to play Wii Sports. This fun gaming system allows the armchair athlete all the fun of playing the game, but without the need to sweat. Baseball, tennis, golf and bowling are among the games that will be played these Monday afternoons. So bring a friend and come to the Library on Monday and see what a good sport you can be! For more information, call the Library at 231-834-5713. Have fun, get involved and come play Wii with us. Preschool Storytime at the Croton Library on Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:00am. Program is for 2-5 year olds and involves books, crafts, songs & fun. The Friends of the Grant Area District Library meet at 10am on the third Tuesday of the month in the Community Room. All interested persons are welcome to attend. The library is located at 122 Elder St. in Grant. The Friends of the Croton Township Library meet the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm at the library. Please come if interested in helping your local library. New Members Needed - The friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township 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 contact Vicky Paulen at 231-937-5190. Friends of the White Cloud Community Library meet monthly, the first Thursday at 1:00 p.m. The library is located at 1038 Wilcox in White Cloud. Everyone is welcome. Shelf Life Book Club - meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Tamarack District Library in Lakeview. Book titles are published in the Shelf Life Book Club brochure and on the Monthly Event Flyers at the library. Wiggles and Giggles - is a toddler story time program, at 10:30 AM every Friday at the Tamarack District Library in Lakeview that brings stories, songs, crafts and activity to your child. The Newaygo Area Friends of the Library Bookstore, at Newaygo City Hall, open every Friday, 10am to 6pm and Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends with hundreds of books at Bargain Prices. Proceeds for new Library Building Fund.

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The Mid-Michigan District Health Department offers free vision testing, as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 831-3644, Monday through Friday. Michigan Chapter of Pilots for Christ - We provide free air and ground service for those with medical needs, pastors in need, missionaries cargo transportation. www.pilotsforchristmi.com or call 616-636-5523. A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month (beginning in February 2010) at 6:30pm in the Conference Rooms at Carson City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at 989-330-4091. Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you have been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer, meet with others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of every month from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977 W. 72nd St. (M-82), Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb Kaminski, 231-924-7013. Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle Drop-In Center, 310 E. Main St., Stanton. Everyone is welcome. No dues or fees. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve step program to help people cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info call Carol (989)831-8778. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. • Sparta Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. • White Cloud, Commission on Aging. Weigh in 5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93 Gibbs St. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:45-6:10pm on Mondays, meeting 6:15-7:15pm. East M-46. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 9:30am on Wednesdays, meeting 10:00-11:00am. East M-46. • Sand Lake, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Weigh in 8:30-9:00am on Tuesdays, meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland Dr. • Howard City, Howard City VFW Hall, Thursdays weigh-in 4:15-5:10pm, meeting 5:15-6:00pm. First meeting free. For information call 231-937-4441. Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am, Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St., Pierson, Michigan. Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info. Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm, Health Department, White Cloud. Addictions Program: Feel trapped in addiction? There is an answer! Reformers Unanimous. A caring addiction program for any addiction, offered at Bills Lake Baptist Church, 8549 Swan Ave., 7 miles east of Newaygo. Every Friday night 7-9p.m. Info. call 652-9940. Rebos House 10 N. First Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Meeting Days & Times: Monday-7pm, Big Book Meeting-Open; Tuesday-12Noon-Open, 5:306:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm 12&12 12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm-Open, 7:00pmClosed (N/S) nonsmoking, 7:00pm-Alanon; Friday-All Open-12Noon, 7:00pm, 9:00pm; Saturday-All Open-8:30am, 10:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm.; Friday-7:00pm-Young People of Addictions-Open. Contact Sandy W. 616-636-8253. Last Thursday every month speakers meeting, 7:30pm. Arrive early if you want convenient parking. Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug free). Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact 6896553, Marge. Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays, 7pm, United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS, BT) Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St. Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall. Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984 Wilcox Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line: If you are living with physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, Call 1-800-374-WISE. Serving Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem drinking, please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to you - 6525574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only. MORLEY: Open Meeting. Smoking allowed. 19180 Monroe, Morley. Call Darryl for more info. (616) 826-0859. SPARTA: Sparta United Methodist Church, Monday 7:00pm; Monday, 7:30pm, Frank 678-4534, Wednesdays, 12noon, Harold 678-7508, Wednesdays, 8:00pm, Anggie 887-9952; Sparta Baptist Church, Fridays 7:30pm, Roger 8878508 (Spanish Speaking) KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya 6757663 SAND LAKE: Sand Lake Alcoholics Anonymous/NA: (AA/NA Closed Meeting - Women Only). Sand Lake United Methodist Church (Bldg next to the church), corner of Maple Street and Sixth Street, Tuesday at 7:00pm. (front door entrance). CROTON-HARDY: New Croton Township Hall, 5833 Division, Fri. 8pm - C; Sun. 7pm - O HOWARD CITY: VFW Hall, 1/2 mile south of Howard City, Larry 616-7235081, Wed. 7:30pm - O GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. Front- 678-7508, Wed. 7:00pm - O.; Sun. 7:00pm - O FREMONT: St Johns Episcopal, 124 Sullivan TUES., WEDS. & FRI.: Noon-O; NCCS Building, 6308 S. Warner First SAT. of the month 6:30 Potlock 7:30 Speaker - O, SUN. 11:00am - O; Fremont Christian Church, 10 E. Elm MON. THURS. 12 Noon - O TUES. Al-Anon: 8:00pm SAT. 11AM - O. Al-Anon: Tues. 8pm; Al-A teen: Tues. 8pm NEWAYGO: St. Bartholomew Church, NS, 599 Brooks - Basement - John 9248027, Mon. 7:30pm - C; Step Mtg.; Thurs. 7:30pm - C Newaygo Area Alano Club: 8406 Mason/M-37, Behind Tracy’s Custom River Boats, just North of Speedway Unit #3. Mon. Noon (O), 7:30pm; Tues. Noon, 7:30pm; Wed. Noon, 7:30pm; Thurs. Noon, 7:30pm; Fri. Noon, 5:30pm (Men only), 7:30pm (NON-Smoking - Women only – all types of recovery welcome); Sat. Noon, 7:30pm (3rd Sat. of month is open, non-smoking, potluck dinner 6:30p, speaker meeting 7:30p, with game night following); Sun. 1:00pm, 7:30pm (O). WHITE CLOUD: Mental Health Bldg. - Basement, 1049 Newell - 689-1779Non-Smoking, Mon. & Wed. 8pm - C SELF-HELP GROUP FOR EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL PROBLEMS: Is your ability to function and live a normal life impaired because you have an emotional or mental problem? Is stress, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse or fear getting in the way of you being able to really “live”? Newaygo County meeting, Fridays, 5:00pm, United Methodist Church, 240 Williams Street, White Cloud. For more information, call 689-7330, or toll-free, 1-800-968-7330.

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10-20 ACRES, $500. down, 7 miles N.E. of Big Rapids. 10 Acres starting $22,900., $250. Month. 11% 5-year payoff, black top. Surveyed wooded building sites. Also 5-10 Acres, Morley & Lakeview. Owner Broker Chase, (231)629-2944, (616)204-4550. HOWARD CITY AREA, Country home, 5% land contract, 2-1/2 wooded lot, pond w/fish, 3Bedroom/2Bath, central air, 2-stall garage, Black top, Cutler Road. $109,000. 10% down, no closing cost. 231-937-9193. HOWARD CITY: 432-ACRES, 50-acre lake, will split. Also Lakeview 8-acres, $19,900., $500/down. Owner/broker (616)204-4550

SENIOR APARTMENTS AVAILABLE The Nisbett-Fairman Residences is located in the center of historic downtown Big Rapids, within walking distance of shopping, dining, entertainment, banking and medical facilities. Completely renovated in 2003, each apartment offers a fullsize stove and refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, dryer and central air conditioning. Must be 55 or older. Apply at 208 Maple Street, Big Rapids, (231) 796-4609 or 796-8689.

170 Items for Sale
ACHIEVE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE with an Outdoor Wood Furnace from Central Boiler. 25 year waranty available. White Pine Outdoor Boilers, Inc. Marion (231)743-6544 BEDROOM SET; 7 piece Oak Queen plus dining table, w/6 chairs. $499.00, Stanwood. (847)807-9141 FISCHER BILLIARD TABLE SETincludes light, cues, and accessories. $500. (231)679-0457

170 Items for Sale
M & J NEW & USED FURNITURE of Evart. Largest selection of good used and new furniture and appliances. (231)734-2707. We buy, sell or trade. Mon.-Fri.(9-5), Sat.(9-2), Sun. (10-2) www.mandjfurniture.com OUTBOARD MOTOR, 6-HP Sea King, good condition. $300. OBO, (231)7961492 DON'T PAY HIGH heating bills. Eliminate them with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Call today (231)-924-7946 POOL TABLE 7FT AMF three piece slate, 4 yrs old, excellent condition $900 (231)832-4485. RESISTANCE WEIGHT MACHINE. Impex Competitor, good condition. $120 OBO. (231)937-6538.

210 Boats and Marine Equipment

115 Commercial Space
COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE for lease, brand new construction, 1000 sq.ft., for more information call Lori Brock (231)250-8882.

FREE CLASSIFIED AD
Sell your item for under $500 and your ad is free!! •15 Words or less. •Selling price must be in ad. •Ad will run in combo 1 time. •Deadline- Thursday, 12noon •Add a photo for $5.00 Call (231)592-8348 One ad per week per household.

150 Real Estate Wanted
WANTED TO BUY. Low cost trailer or small mobile on private lot with hookups. Newaygo or Osceola counties. 616-9144381.

170 Items for Sale
12-FT V BOTTOM Aluminum boat with ore's and trailer, $200. OBO. (231)250-4920

Firewood
QUALITY OAK. CUT, split, delivered $49.50 rick. Buy from honest, woodcutter. Visa, Energydraft and DHS accepted. (231)266-5102.

BEAUTIFUL NOVA SCOTIA built, 32 foot vessel used only in fresh water. Large inventory including jib, main, 2 genoas, spinnaker, drifter, tallboy, GPS, Omni compasses, Columbian sounder, Swoffer log & speedometer, alcohol stove, chart table. Rigging & equipment in dry storage. Atomic 4 engine. Warehoused inside. One owner 30 years. Minimum use, excellent care. Motivated seller. Serious buyers only. Asking $12,500. Make an offer. (231)7232330.

250 Autos for Sale

A.C. METAL SALES
POLE BARN METAL
18 Colors Available, Cut To Your Length. Standing Seam/Hidden Fastener Roofing Custom Metal Trim Accessories In Stock.

1996 CADILLAC SEDAN DE VILLE, Runs Great, Looks Good, Low Mileage, $3,500. (231)832-5920

270 Livestock

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL ROOFS & SIDING
Energy Star Tax Credits on Roofs. Call for details.

POLLED HEREFORD BULLS for sale. Registered, breeding age 15 months. (231)867-3341.

280 Farm Goods
HAY FOR SALE: Square bales (231)796-7854.

231-924-1204

300 Wanted to Buy

Buy ONE Recliner

CASH-PAID-RETIREE PAYING FAIR price $100 to $5,000 for running cars/trucks, motor-cycles, ATV, campers, Snowmobiles, All Utility trailers enclosed, open. Pontoon-boats. Free pick-up. (231)689-1894, (616)291-0266

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Stroll Our Outdoor Marketplace
There is Food, Fun & Much to See in a Great Family Atmosphere

Welcome! Welcome!

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Call (231)592-8352
This beautiful camper is in excellent condition – used sparingly since purchased new. Only one owner. Sleeps 2-3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Comes with sway bar, heavy duty hitch, electric jack, and level. Has a wet bathroom, desk, dinette, full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, and many cabinets for storage. Everything works perfectly and is very clean. Has propane heat with a thermostat, air conditioner, and electronic panel for checking fresh, gray, and black water levels. Is approximately 6000-6500lbs when fully loaded. Tows beautifully, you'll forget it's back there. The International CCD is the higher end of the Airstream trailers, so this trailer is built to last and has beautiful finishes. More photos available upon request. Please contact John at (231)592-8352 for more information, or please email at jnorton@pioneergroup.com

Pine Grove Church Presents

Do you have good credit?
Having negative items on your credit report, whether accurate or not, will cause you problems in three areas of your life:

Credit Consultation & Restoration

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YES! We are starting July 5th

1. Higher Interest Rates- If you have a low credit score you will pay higher interest
rates on everything from car loans to home mortgages. That is assuming that you would qualify at all.

LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!! WEDNESDAY IS ALL WATER DAY!!!
Dates: Mon-Thurs Evenings, July 11-14, 2011 Times: Registration begins at 6:30 pm each night, and camp runs from 6:45 to 8:30 pm Place: Pine Grove Community Church 8775 East 88th Street Howard City Ages: All kids ages 3 years old through 5th grade Theme: “Mission Possible” Any questions?
Call Linda Bonnier at 231-740-2072 or Jackie Veenstra at 231-937-4520

2. Employment– Many companies will run a credit report on you before they will hire
you, especially banks, retail stores or anywhere else that involves cash transactions. These companies view someone with bad credit as being at a higher risk of theft or fraud.

3. Home & Auto Insurance– Almost every insurance company will check your credit. You will be charged higher premiums if your credit is bad because they see you as more of a risk for insurance fraud.

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Yard Sale Donations Needed!!
Dear Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce Member, The chamber will be sponsoring an interested Chamber member in the Leadership Montcalm program. Leadership Montcalm is a one day a month training program that incorporates both critical issues education and skills training. The program has been designed by current local leaders to ensure the effectiveness of future local leaders. • Leadership Montcalm intends to: • Educate future leaders about a broad range of current community needs and concerns. • Enhance community leadership and management skills. • Encourage informed individuals to serve the community in leadership roles of their choice If it is your wish to be considered for participation, call the Chamber office and speak with me regarding the program and qualifications. Hurry, class size is limited! Best regards, Marianne VanBennekom, Director
Newaygo Commission on Aging
Yard Sale July 29th & 30th 8am - 3pm
93 Gibbs St., White Cloud 9am-3pm/Until July 27th

Benefits Senior Meals Program Drop Off Donations:

INBOARD & OUTBOARD
• Motor Parts • Trailer Parts • Fuel Pumps, Filters • Ignitions • Alternators • Out Drive Parts • Bimini Tops/Covers Buy On-line! • Trim/Tilt • Propellers • Starters • Carpet • Hardware • Propeller Repair

MARINE PARTS

PartsandPropellers.com

17731 West River Dr. • Morley, MI 49336

Welding and Construction, LLC
231-856-7679

Sparks

’re Invited! You
Date: Monday, July 11, 2011

CEDAR HILL HOMES

FACTORY REPOSSESSION ONE TIME ONLY! LOCATED AT

Public is encouraged to attend this forum where comments and questions are welcome!

Current Price $
$

New Price $ 76,000

57,900 ,
Save Over

18,100!

Time: 11:30 a.m.

CEDAR HILL HOMES
MODULAR AND MANUFACTURED HOMES

www.CedarHillHomesInc.com

11975 Northland Dr. Cedar Springs, MI 616-696-2120

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Betty Gould is turning 80 on July 5th!
Please send your good wishes for her to: 208 Pierson Rd. Pierson, MI 49339

CALL MIKE'S •WINDOWS SIDING - ROOFING - SUNROOMS Michigan Made Windows!
Call Now 1-888-761-1997 • Call Now 231-592-4823 1103 N. State St. • Big Rapids, Michigan

KENT THEATRE
8 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs

Summer Sale on Roofing and Siding!
Call Now for Best Price, plus FREE Gutter System with Roof and Siding
LICENSED & INSURED - MEMBER OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

616-696-7469
www.kenttheatre.org

July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Movie:

Fri. 6 & 9 PM, Sat. 3, 6, & 9 PM, Sun. 3 & 6 PM Mon. - Wed. 1 PM • Tickets: $3.00
with the purchase of a large pop.
One per customer, per purchase. Expires 7/31/11

“KUNG FU PANDA 2”
FREE SMALL POPCORN
JULY COUPON

CALL NOW!

FREE ESTIMATES

Shop Locally

ALWAYS CLEAN, LOW MILE, LATE MODEL VEHICLES

www.spartachevy.com
MAY THE BEST CAR WIN.
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616-887-1791 Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave.

Swimmer’s Ear (Eternal Otitis)
I should have written about this earlier in the summer since we have been seeing many cases per day of this very painful ear infection. This is called Swimmer’s Ear, but it can happen to people who do not swim. Here are the mechanics of this condition. Water gets into the ear canal. This, in itself, is not actually a problem. Most people’s ear canals slant downward and usually the water drains out easily, but some folks have unusually shaped canals, which contribute to the problem. Sometimes there is an accumulation of wax that holds the water in the canal. Some children will swim for 6-8 hours per day if they have the opportunity. On days when the humidity is very high, the water does not evaporate easily out of the ear canal. Occasionally that beautiful long hair hangs over the ears and also prevents the moisture from evaporating properly. So the bottom line is, the ear canal gets wet and stays wet. This causes the skin to become soft, white, and mushy just like when you have been in the bath tub too long. When the skin gets this way, the natural barrier against infection is lost. Bacteria that are always present on our skin’s surface can now invade the deeper layers of the skin. This creates a very painful infection and inflammation since the skin lies directly over the bone with very little fatty cushion between skin and bone. When we understand how this happens we can see that keeping the ear canals dry is both prevention and treatment. Ear plugs are not recommended since they always leak; they can push wax deeper into the ear canal; and they may injure the skin of the ear canal. Ear candling or ear irrigation may be needed if there is much wax present in the canals. Some people put a few drops of peroxide, vinegar, or alcohol in the canals after swimming or bathing in this humid weather. This improves evaporation and may work, but it can be quite uncomfortable if a lot of inflammation is present. The best thing I have found is to use a hair dryer on a low setting, held about a foot away from the ear, blowing warm air into the canal for a minute or so. It helps to lift the external ear up a little, straightening out the canal. There are ear dryers available and some people just use one of those little battery powered hand-held fans to blow air into the canal. Remember to keep the hair back for a few hours after swimming. If the ear gets very painful, a wick and prescription medicine may be needed to control this pesky infection. Silver solution and colloidal silver have been found to work well also for the infection part of this. Remember to also dry the canals 15 to 30 minutes after putting any drops into the canal. It is a must to keep things dry. The diagnosis of external otitis or swimmers ear can be made by touching the external ear or pushing on the ear cartilages. If the ear pain is from a middle ear problem, the external parts are not tender. If the canal is involved, then the outer ear will be very tender to touch. Prevent. Keep the ear canals DRY. Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.

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WE BUY NOW OPEN! WE SELL • WE TRADE
CALL OR VISIT US TO SEE WHAT YOUR VEHICLE IS WORTH
12771 Northland Drive Cedar Springs
1 Mile North of M-57 (14 Mile Road)
Hours: Mon. & Wed. 9:30 am - 8 pm Tue., Thur. & Fri. 9:30 am - 6 pm Sat. 10 am - 2 pm
• Fresh Cut Meats • Processed In House so you know it’s good! • Weekly Specials

RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011

Stop in & check out our Specialty Beers
SLUSH PUPPIES ARE BACK! FIREWORKS ARE HERE!
Bud & Bud Light
15 Pack

New York Strip

July 1 - July 4 ONLY

Porterhouse

S&J Country Meats
Located in the back of Sand Lake Foods M-S 10am-7pm • Sun. 11am-6pm

lb. Special order? Call ahead!

559 $ 49 7
$
lb.

Hand-Dipped Ice Cream – 8 Flavors!
10 oz. Bags

$

616-232-9585
59 E. Lake St.

1249
+ Tax & Dep.

Hershey, Reese, Rollo, All varieties of M&M’s

Frito Lay Chips
Assorted Varieties

69¢

2/$

Ea.

7

www.cedarcarco.com

PEPSI & Mt. Dew

Select Care Physical Therapy
North End of Town (Next to Carpet Store) 7762 N. Federal Road, Howard City, MI 49329
• Aquatic Therapy (Only one in Town) • Anodyne for Neuropathy • Vestibular Rehab/Balance Training/ Fall Prevention • Sports Medicine/Kinesio Taping • Work Injuries/Auto Injuries • Pain Mannagement • Orthopaedic Manual Therapy • Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/Osteoporosis Therapy Program • Post-op Edema Management Not affiliated with any other therapy provider in the area. Operated by husband and wife physical therapist team with combined experience of 30 years. Our therapists work only at this location, and are highly trained and certified. Our Hand-On approach is the strength behind our successful treatment programs. Therapy provided by licensed physical therapists only.

2/$
+ Dep.

2 Liter

Tom’s Chips
Assorted Flavors

8.5 oz. Bag

Wee Bee’s
6 nn th A ual

250

2/$

4

Busch & Busch Light

18 Pack

$

Mon.-Sat. 8-9 • Sun. 8-8 • Downtown Morley

Party Store

969
+ Tax & Dep.

231-856-4570
Henry & Candy

THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING LOCALLY!

HOWARD CITY

Working Hours: Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 5 pm
*Early morning and late evening appt. are available, please inquire within.

Queen’s & Princess Pageant
Who: Howard City Young Ladies Ages 5 - 9 and 16 - 21 August 10 • 7:00 p.m. Pageant at Tri County High School Applications and rules available at Village Office or www.howardcity.org Application Deadline: Friday, July 29

All insurances are welcome, flexible payment plans for co-payments, deductible, private pay, etc.

www.selectcarept.com

231-937-8485 Fax: 231-937-9836

SALEABRA

SUMMERION T

SALEABRAT

SUMMER
ION

MONTH OF JULY SALE

Save Up to

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30%
On Select
231-652-3037

Mattress Sale
Michigan Made Mattresses Starting as Low as:

Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate, Wood, Ceramic Tile — Mohawk SmartStrand, Shaw, Mannington, Quick Step, Armstrong & More.
Indoor/Outdoor Carpet In Stock 5 Colors Available 6 Month Financing — No Interest
8391 Mason Dr. (M-37) • Newaygo

19900 Full Set — $25900 Queen Set — $29900
Twin Set — $
262 Maple (M-37), Grant, MI 49327

RIVER VALLEY CARPET

STORE HOURS: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM Wed. 9 AM - 7 PM Sat. 9 am - 3 pm

231-834-7387

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A-1 MOBILE ROOF-OVER SYSTEM
Michigan’s Oldest & Finest Roof Replacement System FREE ESTIMATES 12X60 $2,980
CONSERVES ENERGY MADE IN GOOD OLE USA

Ron’s Marine Service
Inboards & Outboards • Quicksilver Lubes

All Makes & Models

INSTALLED

14X70 $3,980

Boat Storage Pontoon Hauling • Propeller Repairs
8054 Federal (Old 131) Howard City, MI

Accepted

1-800-872-2089
$

231-937-4579
$

13,995

$

14,995

1,500

5th Wheel, Rear Living, Full Slide, A/C, Clean
$

2006 FOREST RIVER SALEM 35,995

Screaming Eagle. Loaded. Sharp!
$

2003 H.D. Road King 4,995

2003 TRAILER
6x10 Enclosed
$

9,995

WE HAVE RV’S IN STOCK!
$

2004 EXISS 3 Horse Slant, Rear Tack, Finished Living Quarters, Slide Out, Bathroom.
$

2007 QUICKSILVER POPUP
Toy Hauler, A/C, Sink
$

2008 PALOMINO GAZELLE
231 Ultralite, Frnt. BR, Rr Bnk, A/C, Oak Cabinets
$

6,995

$

17,495

11,995

12,995

16,995

Rear Bathroom, A/C, Local One Owner Trade
$

2002 LAYTON 253 SLIDEOUT 6,495

2005 FOREST RIVER SANDPIPER
Rear Living, A/C, Front Bdrm., Spacious
$

2005 GULFSTREAM CONQUEST
Quad Bunks, Front Bedroom, A/C
$

2007 FOREST RIVER WILDWOOD
Two Slides, Bunk House, A/C
$

300 Toy Hauler, Slps 8, 3 Axle, Awning
$

2005 FLEETWOOD GEARBOX 13,995

6,995

14,995

4,995

2 Slides, Rear Kitchen, A/C, Local Trade
$

1995 CARDINAL COBRA 10,995

2006 TRACKER SUPER GUIDE
V14, Mercury 25HP, Front Trolling Motor
$

Upper Level Bunk House, Frnt BR, Full Slide
$

2007 TIMBERLAND TIMBERLODGE 7,995

1998 COACHMEN CATALINA
Lite, Local Trade, Bunk House
$

2006 COACHMEN SPIRIT OF AMERICA
Bunk House, Full Slide
$

21,995

9,995

9,995

2002 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
LT 4x4. Third Seat, Loaded
$

2007 GMC YUKON SLT
Leather, Quad Seats, Loaded
$

2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
AWD, V6, Auto, Loaded
$

2002 FORD EXPLORER XLT
Sport Trac, 4x4, V6, Auto
$

2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS
3800 V6, Auto, Loaded
$

14,995

10,995

8,995

5,995

10,995

V8, Hemi, Leather, Power Moonroof, Loaded
$

2005 CHRYSLER 300C 6,495

2009 KIA RIO LX
Air, Auto, CD
$

2004 BUICK CENTURY
V6, Auto, Very Clean
$

2004 BUICK RAINIER AWD
Leather, Loaded
$

2006 FORD FREESTYLE
FWD, Leather, 3rd Seat, Loaded
$

8,995

11,995

10,995

15,995

2006 CHEVROLET AVEO
AWD, V6, Loaded
$

2006 CHEVROLET HHR
Auto, A/C, Sharp
$

2004 FORD F150 XLT
4x4, V8, Loaded.
$

2004 FORD F150 4x4
AWD, V6, Loaded
$

7.3L Powerstroke Diesel, Dually, Auto., Air, 9’ Flatbed with Gooseneck Ball
$

2002 FORD F350 4X4 16,995

14,995

21,995

12,995

10,995

4 Diesels Available

2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS
V8, Auto, Leather, Moonroof
$

2002 HONDA ODYSSEY
V6, Auto., Loaded
$

2009 SATURN VUE FWD
Auto, Loaded, AWD

2008 JEEP LIBERTY RENEGADE
4x4, V6, Auto, Loaded

2005 FORD F250 4x4 X-CAB
Diesel, 6 Speed, Nice Truck

10,995

17,995

2 MILES NORTH OF GREENVILLE ON M-91
$4,995 & UP with less than 100,000 Miles receive Drive Train Warranty • Call for Details
*Payments Based on Tax, title, Plate, Doc Down.

2005 BUICK LACROSSE
CXS, V6, Leather, Loaded

2009 FORD ESCAPE XLT
V6, Auto, Loaded, 23k Miles

COMPLETE INVENTORY AT: www.RandyMerrenAuto.com *See dealer for details.

616.754.6800

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991 Mega Mkt.
COMPLETE MATERIAL POLE BUILDING Package 24'x32'x8'-$3899.00 30'x40'x10'-$5799.00 32'x48'x10'-$6999.00 Steel roof, doors included, other sizes available www.standalelumber.com Call Standale Post Frame Buildings Toll Free 1-800-9688201 PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Free Estimates. Licensed and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. 45 Year Warranty, Galvalume Steel19 Colors. Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Today 1-800-292-0679

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991 Mega Mkt.
A BRAND NAME KING SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SET in Original Plastic. Includes Deluxe Frame. Cost $1,499, Sell for $475. 989-631-2280. POLE BARNS MICHIGAN'S Largest Pole Barn Company (Built Best Barns) Best Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This Week's Specials Erected 24'x32'x10'-$6995.00 30'x40'x10'$9,595.00 30'x48'x12'-$12,495.00 60'x120'x14'-$55,965.00 Licensed/Insured 1-877-802-9591

POLE BARNS, BUILT BEST BARNS, Building Pole Barns Since 1963. Family Owned, Licensed and Insured. Spring Specials on ALL Buildings. 40 year Warranty. 1-877-802-0967

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River Valley News Shopper

DEADLINE: Thursday by 12:00 Noon RATES: Up to 15 words - $10.10 for 1 week. Additional words are 35¢ each. GARAGE SALE RATE: Appear in boxed format up to 15 words - $15.45 for 1 week. Additional words are 35¢ each. COMBO RATES: Up to 15 words - $35.00 Additional words 35¢ each. (This reaches more readers in 4 area publications). PAYMENT TERMS: Net due upon insertion. Visa/MasterCard/Discover accepted.

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Howard City
Multi-Family, 8am-6pm, July 24 & 9-10, Dvd's, books, yarn, quilter's fabric, woman's dress clothes, vases/pottery, picture frames, Wilton cake supplies, 2-cabinet sewing machines, electric guitar, western saddles/tack, perennials, house-ware items. 5778 Maple Hill Rd.

• Semi Truck & Farm Tire Service • FREE Tire Rotation on New Tires • FREE Lifetime Repair on a set of 4 New Tires • Cooper Discoverer M&S & Weather Master Tires. Good for Cars & Plow Trucks • Over 1500 Used Tires in Great Shape • Plus Our Outstanding Service Dept., Brakes, Oil Changes

SPRING CLEANING? OLD TIRES A PROBLEM? BRING THEM IN TO CENTRAL MICHIGAN TIRE OR LARRY’S TIRE! CALL FOR PRICES! Now Available: Service Truck for On or Off Road Service
Stop in for a FREE Tire Inspection! NEW MUD TIRES IN STOCK NOW!
WE’LL MAKE IT HAPPEN!
MONEY’S TIGHT -

IT'S POT HOLE SEASON!

Cooper • Nokian • Sigma • Firestone • Michelin • Bridgestone • BF Goodrich

Plus So Much More!

9292 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) • Lakeview

WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD

989-352-TIRE

(8473)

4th of July Festival
Friendship is our Wealth
Theme – “Friends are Fun!” Noon Midway Opens (McDonagh’s Amusements) Noon - 12:45pm Kiddies Day Parade Registration Noon-4pm Museum Open Lawn Tractor Pulls 1:00pm Kiddies Parade Start 2:00pm Kids Activities for all ages! 2:00-9:00pm Bingo at VFW - Smoke Free 2:15pm Frog Jumping Contest B.Y.O.F. (Bring your own frog) 3:30pm Kiddie Talent Show Registration 4:00pm Drawing for Bikes (one boy’s & one girl’s) Must be present to win 4:00-6:00pm Kiddie Talent Show 7:00-Midnight Karaoke Contest Music provided by “Priceless Entertainment” 7:30am-10:30am 8:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00am-2:00pm Noon Noon-4:00pm 1:00-9:00pm 8:00-Midnight

Sand Lake

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Sunday, July 3rd

Friday July 1st - Kiddies Day

Pancake Breakfast at VFW Registration for Classic Car Show Worship Service at Resurrection Lutheran Church Classic Car Show & Tractor Show Midway Opens Museum Open Bingo at VFW - Smoke Free Music Downtown “Stolen Horses” Band

11:00am Noon Noon-4:00pm 1:00pm - 9:00pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm 6:30-10:30pm

Monday, July 4th

10:30pm

Fireworks

Grand Parade Registration Midway Opens Gates Open for Demolition Derby Museum Opens Bingo at VFW - Smoke Free 4TH OF JULY GRAND PARADE Late Registration for Bed Races Bed Races - Downtown Demolition Derby Music Downtown - “Main Street” Band

Sponsored by Independent Bank, Meijer, and Family Fare

9:00am-3:00pm 9:00am Noon Noon-6:00pm 1:00-9:00pm 4:00pm 8:00-Midnight

Saturday, July 2nd

Library Book Sale Tractor Weigh-In Midway Opens Antique Tractor Pulls Gates Open for Mud Bogg Museum Open Bingo at VFW - Smoke Free Mudd Bogg Music Downtown “Country Traditions” Band

BIG BEN’S
New & Used Tires Truck & Auto Repairs Hundreds of Used Tires In Stock

TIRES & AUTO REPAIRS

616-636-8350
231-937-TIRE (8473)

(Corner of Pine & Northland)

17980 Northland Dr. Sand Lake

Serving West Michigan For 34 Years
Licensed & Insured

www.deansexcavating.com

616-636-5524

Sand Lake

The Mini Mart that packs everything YOU need! Gas • Beer • Wine • Liquor • Cigarettes

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Hi, my name is Bud and I was taken to the shelter on June 17th as a stray. I was picked up in the Pierson area and I hope somebody is looking for me. I am a very nice male Boxer mix. I weigh about 50 pounds and have a beautiful brindle coat. I am wearing a chain and they think I am about 2 years old. I have received my basic shots here at the shelter and unless I am claimed by my old owner, my adoption date is June 24th. Come and meet me and get to know me. ID# 11/06/34.

Go to www.petfinder.com/shelters/montcalm.html for a full list of adoptable animals.

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Males dogs are $115.00 which covers the neuter surgery as well as all vaccinations a heartworm test and a $20.00 adoption fee. Females are $125.00 which includes all of the above as well. $10.00 is required for Montcalm County Residents for the Dog License at the time of adoption. Male cats are 70.00 which includes FVRCP vaccine as well as a rabies vaccine and the neuter Surgery. Females are $75.00 which includes all of the above. In some cases an animal may need extra treatment such as for ear mites or fleas or an injury, in that case the adoption price may be more. Please see www.montcalm.petfinder.com for in individual animals and their prices. Call (989) 831-7355 or (616) 225-7355 for more information.

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Automotive Guide
Your Living Room On Wheels
By Craig W. Armstrong

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We have all been there-with a friend or a coworker, possibly even the boss. You have to go somewhere and they want to drive. You open the passenger door and you can’t even sit down. You assume there is a seat under the fast food bags, the empty coffee cups, books, papers from work, some old mail, an ice scraper, gum wrappers, kids’ toys, some CDs and... you’re not sure but is that a can of aerosol cheese? Their comment is always the same: “Just throw that stuff in the back.” Obviously these drivers need help in keeping their car’s interior clean. In an extreme case they could start with a shovel, but there are steps we can all heed to take care of the inside of our cars.

Like keeping your home clean, vigilance is the key. Clean out your car once a week. If you

You’re going to have stuff from work and for work. The key here is organization. If you don’t have a briefcase or other handled bag, get one. Use folders, binders, manila envelopes... whatever it takes. You may not have time to file everything the moment you get it or need to use it,

Two culprits of a cluttered interior are kids and your job. Your little ones are so cute and sweet, making those adorable comments from the backseat that you’ll later post on Facebook. But let’s face it; most of these little angels can be pigs. It’s just part of being a kid, but no less annoying. The best way to keep kids from cluttering the car is by providing a garbage container. Either buy one or have the kids make one by decorating a goodsized canvas bag. (This might even give them a feeling of ownership and a desire to use it.)

spend any time in your car you are going to accumulate “stuff” during the course of a week. To keep these items from taking over the interior, you can throw them away, organize them in the car or move them out of the car.

Keeping your car’s interior clean is a worthwhile endeavor, but you won’t be able to keep it spotless all the time. You’ll probably find a French fry between the seat cushions from time to time. However, with a commitment to weekly and monthly upkeep, your car will be ready (without embarrassment) for passengers.

By doing a weekly “sweep,” you’ll make monthly cleaning much easier. Once a month, shine the plastic, clean the glass, polish or brush the upholstery and remove any recent stains. When you’re done, top off your efforts with a little air freshener.

No matter how hard you try to keep it out, dirt is going to be tracked into your car. So add vacuuming to the schedule. Every week, get rid of the clutter, sweep the floor and shake out the floor mats. If your pet travels with you, your weekly cleaning will include brushing out pet hair.

but make time at the end of the day (or week) to move everything to a designated spot.

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By Craig W. Armstrong “It’s like a muffled squeak followed by a high-pitched bong, and sometimes it just hums. It almost sounds like it’s humming that old ABBA song... oh, I can’t remember the name of it, but it sounds like that.” Is this how you explain to your mechanic the noise your vehicle is making? Have you ever used the word “galonk”? Have you ever imitated a Madagascar hissing cockroach when describing a noise or mentioned anything about what it would sound like if someone squeezed a duck... really hard? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably need help conveying troublesome sounds coming from your vehicle. Cars and trucks make lots of sounds; some are normal and some are a definite indication that something is not functioning properly. Most people have a good idea of

Playing Charades With Your Mechanic

Automotive Guide
which sounds are normal and which ones need to be checked out. The important thing is to be as accurate as possible when describing those abnormal noises to your mechanic. Like doctors, mechanics need to have a reasonable and thorough explanation of the “patient’s” symptoms; they will rely on you to give them that information. Be able to explain when you hear the noise. Is it at start-up or when you turn off the vehicle, when you are going uphill or around a curve, when you’re braking or when the gears shift? Be specific in your explanation. Next describe the location of the sound. Rather than using the terms “right” or “left” side of the vehicle, you can avoid confusion by referring to the “driver’s side” and the “passenger’s side.” Is the noise coming from the engine, underneath the car, from the rear, around the tires? You may even want to draw a diagram indicating the troublesome spot. Often a mechanic will test-drive your vehicle and listen for sounds so they can accurately diagnose the problem, but how many times have you taken in your car and it won’t make the noise or “do that thing” for the mechanic? The main way to avoid this frustration is to be an expert, prepared witness. Explain any and all known “maladies” associated with the noise. There may be vibration or leaking fluid. Explain where you feel the vibration-in the steering wheel, under your feet, etc. Indicate the location of any leak and the color of the fluid if possible. Are there any other noticeable differences in how the vehicle is riding or handling? To repeat: Be thorough and specific in your explanation. Mechanics expect a certain amount of charades from customers (and they probably enjoy them sometimes), but accuracy in your explanation will help them do a better job of repairing your vehicle and getting you back on the road faster.

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What’s happening to Tri County Area Schools’ Custodial/Maintenance & Transportation Employees?
Tri County Custodial/Maintenance workers bring over 167 years And Tri County Transportation workers bring over 286 years of combined Experience, Expertise and Dedication to Tri County Area Schools.

Their jobs are being sold to the lowest bidder!
What does this mean for students, taxpayers and schools?
� Strangers working in our schools. � Loyal employees being fired. � Taxpayer dollars going to private companies. � Friends and neighbors losing their jobs.

� Come to the June 27, 2011, Tri County Area Schools’ Special Board meeting at 7:00 p.m., located at the Central Office. � Come to the July 11, 2011, Tri County Area Schools’ Special Board meeting at 7:00 p.m., � at the Central Office. locatedCome to the July 11, 2011, Tri County Area Schools’ Special Board meeting at 7:00 p.m., located at the Central Office. � Tell School Board Members that our schools are not for sale. � Tell School Board Members that our schools are not for sale. � Call or E-mail your School Board Members and voice your concern about privatization. � Call or E-mail your School Board Members and voice your concern about privatization.

What Can You Do?

What can YOU do?

Tri County Area Schools Board of Education Members
President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary Trustee Trustee Trustee Jill Fennessy Vacant Robert Cichewicz Janet Powell Chad Dailey Keven Hoisington Sharon Schwalbach (616) 636-5833 (231) 937-5019 (231) 937-6828 (616) 240-9911 (231) 937-4643 rcichewicz@tricountyschools.com jpowell@tricountyschools.com cdailey@tricountyschools.com khoisington@tricountyschools.com sschwalbach@tricountyschools.com (616) 636-8484 jfennessy@tricountyschools.com

Thank you for your support. Tri County Custodial/Maintenance & Transportation Employees.

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Literally Littoral. Where is the Water’s Edge?
By Jeanne L. Jerow, Howard City attorney • Reach her at Bigrapidslawyer.com
Littoral lands. Land which borders the Great Lakes and the lakes, rivers and creeks which directly connect to them, is called ‘littoral land.’ As with the oceans to which they connect, the Great Lakes and their littoral lands are public natural resources because they are navigable thoroughfares. has been lowered. DEQ refuses to grant Bobby Burleson a permit to build a Measure it. In 1995 Michigan Lake Michigan lakefront home. passed the Great Lakes SubMr. Burelson insists the DEQ merged Lands Act. It set the does not have power to regu‘ordinary high water marks’ at late his shoreline. He relies on specific levels based on fixed the fixed-data mark definition. geological and navigation data. The DEQ disagrees. It relies Now each Great Lake has a on the Glass court’s definition. fixed-data high water mark, for They see a point on his shore example, 579.8 feet above sea hill with a distinct mark showFluid thoroughfares. Michi- level for Lake Michigan. The ing erosion and damage to that gan has a constitutional duty Act also gave the Department point over time. Mr. Burleson, to protect the public natural re- of Environmental Quality the having spent a tidy sum for his sources. Even though they may power to issue certain permits land no doubt, will not be debe owned by private individu- for use of littoral lands. The nied easily. He sued. The trial als, the Great Lakes’ littoral DEQ is charged with protectcourt agreed with the DEQ. And lands are subject to public pro- ing our shores and dunes in this Mr. Burelson has now appealed tection. Those lands are ‘up to way. to the Supreme Court. Its decithe ordinary high water mark.’ No Flow. In a noted 2005 case sion will impact how much of Our laws call this State obliga(the Glass case) the Supreme precious shore dunes the DEQ tion our “public trust” doctrine. Court provided us a differ- can protect from earthmovers Where are they? Littoral lands ent definition, giving the DEQ in the future. sometimes located below the or- power to regulate land lying Yet I wonder - why fight Mothdinary high water mark (as the below “the point on the bank or er Nature? Why build where tides go out) are easy to iden- shore up to which the presence she’ll fight you for dominance? tify. They’ve been underwater, and action of the water is so thus easy to find. Littoral lands continuous as to leave a distinct Jeanne L Jerow practices law located above water but below mark either by erosion, destruc- in Howard City, MI, in Real the ‘ordinary high water mark’ tion of terrestrial vegetation or Estate, Divorce & Custody, are harder to find and protect. other easily recognized char- Wills & Trusts, Auto Accidents, Why? Landowners. Since they acteristic.” The Glass court did Bankruptcy, Probate, Business. often want to build very close not use the fixed-data high wa- Remember, because you read it here, it’s not your personal leto the water, if the water hasn’t ter mark definition. gal advice. Don’t depend on it. been high lately they may insist Forward to 2008. In 2008 the the ordinary high water mark

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8744 124th St. • Sand Lake OFFICE FAX

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205 E. Edgerton • Howard City Hours by Appointment

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Cedar Body Shop
13399 White Creek Cedar Springs
1/4 Mile S. of 17 Mile Rd.

616-696-1830

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Bill Coleman Owner

Starters & Alternators

Quick Start Batteries

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Family Dentistry

SEPTIC TANK CLEANING
ROBINSON
Serving: Cedar Springs • Sand Lake Howard City & Surrounding Areas

Also Portable Toilet Rentals for any occasion

2121 Alpine, N.W. • Grand Rapids Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12

231-937-5725

If YOU can’t flush… You may need US!

231-937-8282 616-636-5565

Harness Racing/Michigan Futurity @ 6 PM Harness Racing/Bronze Circuit @ 6 PM Celebrity Racing Wednesday, July 13 Kids Day Kids Pedal Pull @ 1 PM SJO Motocross @ 7 PM Thursday, July 14 Figure 8 @ 7 PM Friday, July 15 Truck & Tractor Pull @ 7 PM Saturday July 16 Demolition Derby @ 7 PM Thrills, Action, Excitement – Anyone Can Enter!
SKERBECK BROTHERS CARNIVAL
IT’S BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND… MEGA ARM BAND PASS
Midway Schedule
Hours 5 PM - 11 PM 1 PM - 5 PM 6 PM - 11 PM Monday Tuesday Armband $17 $12 $17

Monday, July 11 Tuesday, July 12

Every car totally destroyed with a driver in it!!

$50 if purchased in advanced – $60 on site
Advance purchases at Currie’s BP – 620 Maple in Big Rapids

Wednesday 12 Noon - 11 PM $14 KID’S DAY • FREE Bike & Stuffed Toy Raffle at 6:30 PM Thursday Friday Saturday 1 PM - 5 PM 6 PM - 11 PM 1 PM - 5 PM 6 PM - 11 PM 1 PM - 5 PM 6:00 PM - 11 PM $12 $17 $12 $17 $10 $17

MONDAY & TUESDAY JULY 11 & 12 @ 6 PM
TUESDAY, JULY 12

Armbands will be sold until 1 hour before the ending of each session and accepted until the end of each session. Sale of evening session armbands will commence at 5 PM and accepted from 6 PM until 11 PM. Tickets will be offered during all armband sessions at regular pricing. $1 each or 50 for $40 – Rides require 2, 3, or 4 tickets

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Large Selection of Tungsten & Titanium Wedding Bands, from $30

Hours on the 14th & 15th are 9am-6pm and, Saturday 9am-4pm

Summer Sizzler Sales July 14th thru 16th

and Up!

All summer merchandise will be on clearance to make room for our new fall merchandise!! $5.00 & $10.00 TABLES! www.fairmansapparel.com

(231) 796-0554 • 719 West Avenue • Big Rapids
Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-2pm

Heartwoods Furniture and mattresses made by over 60 different Amish craftsman. We also have Willow Tree figurines and large selection of
kitchen ware.

102 S. Michigan Big Rapids

MARY’S ALL ABOUT HEALTH
Mary Bechaz, Doctor of Natural Health “What we are is all about you... After all, we’re all about health” Try the Exercise Room & Body Vibe for Just $1.00

FOOD STORE

796-9630

Blue Band Special! 10% Off All Nature’s Sunshine Products
207 S. MICHIGAN AVE., BIG RAPIDS
OPEN MON-FRI 9-6, SATURDAY 9-3

Besides a full line of Christian products, we do personalized engraving with our in-house Laser Engraver. Over 300 items in stock that

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$10.00 Gift Certificates to Your Choice of Old Pioneer, Fairman’s, or The Sole with Purchase of $300 or More

Blue Band Special!

Summer Sizzler July 14-16
Up to 80% Select Merchandise! Check Out Our $10 Tables!
111 S. Michigan Avenue in Downtown Big Rapids

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527-1248

“Shopping makes me happy. I’m superficial. Whatever.”
We Now Sell Liquor On Sunday

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ALL FLAVORS 6 pk., 12 oz. bottles + Tax & Dep.

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Busch & Busch Light
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CHURCH DIRECTORY
1 Mile North of M-46 on Youngman Rd.

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110 Edgar St. • Lakeview

989-352-6836

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St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church 989-427-5645

Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 am Sunday School • 11 am Sunday Evening Bible Study 6 pm Wednesday Kids Program & Prayer Meeting • 7 pm Other Opportunities: Choir, Small Group Bible Studies, & Youth Groups

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1051 E. Howard City Rd. Edmore

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Sunday Morning Worship 9 AM Tues. & Thurs. Morning Worship 8:30 AM

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Rev. Joseph Pettit

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Pierson Bible Church
101 Grand • Pierson, MI
Sunday School – 9:45 am Worship – 11:00 am Evening – 6:00 pm Teens – 5:30 pm Tuesday - Grief Share 9:00 am Wed. Services – 6:00 pm BLAST during school year – 6-7:15 pm Ladies Bible Study – 1:00 pm Ladies J.O.Y. meets 1st Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm

You’re Invited To…

M-46 East of Old 131

Bethel Lutheran Church

SAND LAKE

231-937-4921
Pastor Steven Frentz
Worship Service 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sat. Night Service 5:00
Youth Activities - Call Church
www.bethellutheranchurchonline.org

45 6th St. • Sand Lake Rev. Darryl Miller Phone: 616-636-5673
Worship Service 9:30 am Children’s Church 9:30 am ~ FOR RENT ~ Church Ed. Building with fully equipped kitchen. Make reservations now for your parties, family reunions, showers, graduations, group meetings. Call Crystal Gould at 616-636-5615 $65.00 Rental, additional $25.00 refundable cleaning fee. • NO ALCOHOL •

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Emmanuel Baptist Church
16028 Isabella St. • Coral Morning Worship 10 am Sunday School 11:15 am Evening Service 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm

Pastor Thomas Sluys
www.piersonbiblechurch.org

231-354-6347 231-354-6311
Gospel Jamboree 3rd Sat. of the month.

Pastor Bert Boes

616-636-5542

United Methodist Church
19931 W. Kendaville • Pierson
Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am* Sunday Youth Activities 5:30 pm* Wed.: Kids Club 6 pm* *September to May

HERITAGE

First Baptist CHURCH OF THE A warm welcome awaits you at Church City FULL GOSPEL BIG PRAIRIE (Since 1946) 304 Shaw St. • Howard
Sunday School .....................9:45 am Morning Worship...............11:00 am Evening Worship .................6:00 pm

Celebrating 135 Years of Ministry in Howard City

Non-Denominational

Pentecostal Grace
180 E. Lake St. SAND LAKE 1 block E. of Traffic Light

COMMUNITY CHURCH
1988 S. Elm, White Cloud

(2 mi. N. of Hilltop Store - Hardy Dam)

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Awana (grades K-6th) Teen Activity Center Adults Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 pm

Brad Brillhart, Pastor

231-937-4310

Office Phone

Church Phone: 231-937-4809 www.howardcitybaptist.com

Pastor Brian Humphreys Associate Pastor Paul Austin

Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning 11 am Sunday Night 6 pm Wed. Bible Study 7 pm Pastor Verta Giddings Pastor Gary Giddings

Sunday Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Pastor Arnold Guikema Jr.
Ph. 231-689-0255 or 231-689-1850

(616) 636-5628 (616) 799-0331

PINE GROVE
Community Church
A Christian Reformed Ministry

Northland Church of Christ
A non-denominational New Testament Church Sunday Worship....................... 10 AM Bible School for all ages ..... 11:30 AM (Staffed nursery available)

Summer Worship 10 am & 6 pm
6PM Concerts • July 3 &24 Aug. 14., Sept. 4

Matt. 6:33
“Christ in you, the hope of glory” - Cor. 1:27

An Evangelical Free Church of America
Sunday Worship at 10:30 am Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 6:30 pm Wednesday Sr. & Jr. High Youth Meetings at 7:00 pm Thursday Women’s Bible Study and GAP Men’s Group at 7:00 pm 53 E. 88th Street • Newaygo, MI 49337

Knowing, Growing, Going

9920 Reed Rd., Howard City

Non Denominational
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 am Sunday Evening Service & Youth Group 6 pm Mens & Womens Discipleship groups offered throughout the week. For more info, call or visit our web site at: www.grace-hc.org Email: grace@oneisp.net

Corner of Cypress & 136th

South Ensley United Methodist Church

231-937-5250
www.pinegrovechurch.net
On M-82, 5 miles west of Howard City

Mr. Dan Nicksich, Senior Pastor 9891 Mason Dr. • Grant M-37 South of Newaygo

www.ensleyumc.org Rev. Darryl Miller Office: 616-636-5659
Sunday Worship 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am

Pastor Jim Groenink

231-834-9910

www.rvccnewaygo.com

231-652-9461

231-937-6440 or 937-6833

Pastor Joel Cooper Pastor Jorge Ballivian

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Deerfield Bible Church

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Call for details. 231-937-4740 1-888-937-4740

Rent this Join Us space.
Call for details. 231-937-4740 1-888-937-4740

759 150th Avenue • Morley

Pastor Frank Taylor

In Worship

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.

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Automotive Guide
Polish vs. Wax
By Craig W. Armstrong Most of us make a concerted effort to take care of our cars. We get the oil changed and have the tires rotated when we’re supposed to, and we have a mechanic take a look if it starts pinging or dinging. Most of us even make sure the car is clean, either running it through a car wash or scrubbing it ourselves. But beyond the standard washing, do we ever repair its finish or protect it? Do we wax it or polish it? Do we even know the difference between the two procedures? Waxing a car and polishing a car are two different processes that use two different substances and achieve two different outcomes. Waxing a car is in essence adding a layer of protection. Waxing adds shine to a car and gives it that wet look, but it also protects the car from the elements and ultraviolet light. Waxing also protects the car’s color from fading and helps delay oxidation by forming a physical barrier against dirty, corrosive substances. So, what does polishing accomplish? When you polish a car you clean it. Polishing eliminates scratches, rust, dirt and wax. Polishes contain abrasives that actually remove a thin layer of the car’s paint. Polishing also brings out the color and Polish usually comes in liquid form but can also be purchased in spray form. Polish can be chemical or abrasive, with abrasive being used more for small areas of rust or scratches. Because polish has the ability to remove a layer of paint, caution is recommended. Be sure to read the application instructions thoroughly or your car could end up with a bare metal finish. So which comes first, waxing or polishing? Because polish can remove wax, obviously you would wax your car after polishing it. Remember, when you are waxing you are sealing. You’ve washed your car, you’ve polished it (removing rust, scratches and oxidation) and then you wax it to seal in all of your hard work. As you might have already figured out, wax and polish are composed of different elements. Wax comes in two forms, paste and liquid. It can be natural or synthetic, with natural wax containing a large amount of carnauba wax, derived from the carnauba palm. adds shine.

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Remember to read the instructions on any car care product you buy and be aware of what’s going to happen before you start. If you have questions or concerns, be sure to consult a professional.

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Drive One...
• 6.7 V-8 Diesel • Chrome Pkg. • Chrome Cab Steps

New 2011 Ford F250 Crew Cab XLT
• Adjustable Gas & Brake • FX4 Off Road Pkg. • Powerscope Trailor Tow Mirror
MSRP ...................................................................$52,900 Ford XLT Value Discount .............................- $1,000 Ford Retail Customer Cash ......................- $1,500 Ford Credit Cash ............................................- $1,000 Ford Promo Cash ...........................................- $1,000 Ford Retail Owner Loyalty .........................- $1,000 Vanderhyde Discount ...................................$4,200

11T37

00 E $9,7 SAV P F MSR OF
• Power Moonroof • Sync • 6 Speed Trans. • Power Seats

$

43,200
Plus Tax, Title and Plate. Good thru July 5, 2011

New 2011 Ford Fusion SE
$
11C-68

New 2011 Ford Taurus SEL
$
11C-53

24 month lease payments. No security deposit. State & local taxes & fees included. $1,000 due at signing. Good through July 5, 2011.

226

• FWD • Sync • Reverse Sensing System • Leather Interior • Heated Seats

New 2011 Ford Edge SEL
$

/mo.

36 month lease payments. No security deposit. State & local taxes & fees included. $2,500 due at signing. Good through July 5, 2011.

333

• FWD • Sync • My Touch • Rear View Camera • Too many options to list

/mo.

11T176

24 month lease payments. No security deposit. State & local taxes & fees included. $3,000 due at signing. Good through July 5, 2011.

327

/mo.

New 2011 Ford Escape XLT

$
11T146

• FWD • Sync • Power Moonroof • Cargo Package • 6 Cylinder • Power Seats

New 2011 Ford F-150 Supercab XLT
• 507A Pkg.

24 month lease payments. No security deposit. State & local taxes & fees included. $2,000 due at signing. Good through July 5, 2011.

297

/mo.
11T128

$

36 month lease payments. No security deposit. State & local taxes & fees included. $2,500 due at signing. Good through July 5, 2011.

350

• 5.0 V8 Engine • XLT Convenience Pkg. • Two Tone Paint • Adjustable Pedals • Power Seats

/mo.

PRE-O W N E D • P R E-OW NE D • PR E -OW N ED • P R E -O W N E D O W E R W D O

11T116B. Local trade that runs and looks great. A good price on a sharp 4x4.

2003 JEEP LIBERTY FREEDOM ED.

$

6,995

P9045. Local trade that still runs and looks good. 5.4 V8, tow package.

2003 FORD F-150 XLT

2003 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY XLT
11T108A. Local trade, 5.4 V8, Great Work Truck.

$

9,995

$

11,800

11T133A. One owner trade, Rear air & heat, side curtain air bags, 3 row seating.

2006 FORD FREESTYLE SE

2007 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LT
P9011. Loaded, Clean, Heated Leather, Alloy Wheels, Power Moonroof, 2-tone.

$

12,888

$

12,995

2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500HD
P9072. Only 22k Miles, brand new tires & battery, big gas engine. Great work truck.

$

14,995

11T95B. One Owner, Local Trade, Lea 95B 95B. One O e , Local Trade Leather. 5B 5 e Owner, oca Trade, e ade,

2005 FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY LARIAT FX4

$

16,995

P8923. Moon and tune package, 17” chrome wheels, low miles, 4 cylinder.

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

$

16,996

11T123A.One owner trade, 3rd row seating, leather, alloy wheels, power liftgate.

2008 FORD TAURUS SEL

$

17,900

P9017. 4WD, moonroof, satellite radio, 6CD and more. One owner.

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

$

18,995

P9039. Full panoramic roof, leather, chrome appearance pkg, power liftgate.

2008 FORD EDGE SEL

$

19,995

11T164A. One owner, local trade, navigation system, power moonroof, V6, New Tires.

2008 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE

$

19,995

P9065. DVD, leather and heated seats, great stereo, new tires and brakes.

2009 FORD F-150 STX

2008 FORD F-350 SUPERDUTY FX4
P9015A. Chrome Pkg, moonroof, power seats, gooseneck hitch, liner, one owner.

$

25,995

$

33,995

P9062. Clean, low miles, diesel, longbox, dual power seats, 6CD, chrome steps.

2008 FORD F-250 S.D. XLT FX4

$

35,500

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