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Panhandle golf outing set for Aug. 13
You are invited to participate in the annual fundraiser four-man scramble on Saturday, August 13 at the beautiful Birchwood Golf Course. The event is sponsored by the Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce and our goal this year is for everyone to have a terrific time as we generate money for our Robert Alger Scholarship Fund through the Greenville Area Community Foundation. The cost for a four-man team is $200. The cost of only $50 per player includes greens fee, cart, lunch and door prizes. There will be prizes for $500 for 1st place, $300 and $200 Blind Draws, (based on 24 teams), longest drive, closest to the pin and holes-in-one. Ed Koehn, Greenville is sponsoring a hole-in-one prize of a Chrysler 200 and Pease Insurance Agency is sponsoring a hole-in-one prize of $3000. Have fun with our putting contest and golf ball drop. Try the contest to Hit the Hood to win a basic inside/outside car cleaning, sponsored by Finishline Auto Body, Howard City and Classic Car Care, Sidney. Register today by calling Birchwood Golf Course at 231796-4424 or the Chamber at 231937-5681. Registration form is online at www.panhandlechamber.com. Join us for a morning on the Green!

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Jim Worthing in concert on Aug. 14
Jim Worthing, international recording artist, is coming to Howard City on Sunday, August 14, 2011. Back by popular demand, he will present a concert of Gospel music at Pine Grove Community Church (The Tent Church), 8775 E. 88th St., Howard City, MI at 6:00PM. A free will offering will be received in support of the Summer Concert Series at Pine Grove Church. Mr. Worthing is celebrating his 30th year of professional singing, and has appeared in 48 states, Canada, the Bahamas, and Switzerland. Throughout these years, Jim has performed live for millions of people and his unmistakable tenor voice can be heard on over 60 nationally and internationally released recordings. He has produced six solo projects and has recently released his newest album, “Committed To Love.” Jim Worthing, a native of Altoona, PA., makes his professional home base in Music City USA, Nashville, TN. Prior to his solo career, Jim sang with two national award-winning groups, Re-Creation and The Cumberland Boys. Mr. Worthing has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Prime Time County, Nashville Now, as well as other nationally syndicated radio shows. Most recently he was featured as the special guest vocalist at the 2010 Army & Air Force Exchange Service change of command ceremony held in Dallas, TX.

Carlee and Charlie to entertain the Panhandle; stops throughout the area all day
On Thursday, Aug. 11, two clowns from the Kelly Miller Circus will be visiting locations in the Panhandle area of Montcalm County. Carlee and Charlie are advance clowns to remind citizens of the soon to arrive Kelly Miller Circus. They promote the excitement and anticipation of the upcoming performance of the Kelly Miller Circus by presenting their own special show. The show presents a fun mix of audience participation, silly comedy skits and colorful clown magic all wrapped around a bit of circus history with a focus on the importance of teamwork. The audience will learn that the circus is an international traveling community with people from all over the world coming together to present a great show. From performing artists to ring crew, ticket tellers to truck drivers, every job in the circus is important to the success of each and every performance. Carlee and Charlie recruit members of the audience to help demonstrate the importance of teamwork with a fun challenge using a spinning plate that provides an excellent “Kodak Moment.” The show is for children of all ages but primarily geared for elementary school-age children. Sponsored by J & H Family Stores, and with the cooperation of other locations throughout the area, Carlee and Charlie will be following a fairly tight schedule. M-46 Truck Stop — 9 to 10 a.m. Township Library — 10 to 11:30 a.m. Howard City Mobil — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First Bank — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Pierson Mobil — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Independent Bank — 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Advance tickets for the circus will be on sale during these events. After these events, tickets for the Circus can be purchased at J & H Family Stores (Pierson, Howard City, M-46 Truck Stop), Community First Credit Union, Leppinks, Sticks N Stones, First Bank and Independent Bank. Savings from advance sales will end on Aug. 25, so be sure to get your tickets early.

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RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, August 8, 2011

Emma Crawford
Mrs. Emma E. Crawford, 85, of Newagyo, went to be with our Lord in the presence of her children, Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods in Byron Center. She was born Emma Elizabeth Moulter in Howard City, the daughter of Rosa (Snyder) and Otis Moulter on Nov. 14, 1925. She married Harry Crawford on May 5, 1956, in Howard City and he preceded her in death April 24, 1986. Emma found joy in giving to others and was thankful for the help she received from Continue Care of Fremont and SarahCenter Day Center of Wyoming. She attended Resurrection Life in Grandville. She will be greatly missed. She leaves her children, Elizabeth Mills of Newaygo, Otis and Carrie Crawford of Byron Center, John and Amy Crawford of Newaygo, MaryAnn Matzen of Belding and Bertha and Fred Corey of Morley. She greatly loved her 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Josh Mills. Funeral Services took place at the McKinley Newaygo Chapel with Pastor Dean Wheeler officiating with Interment in the Reynolds Cemetery near Howard City. For Memorials please consider the SarahCare Day Center, 2024 Health Dr. Suite B, Wyoming MI 49519 or Faith Hospice at 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315. Please leave condolences at www.mckinleyfuneral.com.

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OBITUARIES
in death by sons-in-law, Robert Patin and David Slagel; brothers, Maurice, Michael, Francis and Jack Flachs; sisters, Rita Crowley and Anna Dean; several sistersin-law and brothers-in-law. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Sand Lake. Rev. Fr. Joseph W. Kenshol, celebrant. Private family interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Remus. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. parents and several brothers and sisters. Memorial services took place at Pierson Bible Church with Pastor Tom Sluys officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to The Heckman Funeral Home of Howard City.

Bernard Edward Flachs, 81, of Sand Lake, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at home surrounded by his family. Bernie was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Remus, the son of the late William and Rosa (Snider) Flachs. He grew up in Remus and attended St. Michael’s Catholic School during his elementary years and graduated BERNARD from Remus Public FLACHS High School in 1947. On Jan. 15, 1949, he married Leatrice Joy Hoover from Blanchard at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He worked for McInerny Spring and Wire in Grand Rapids for 40 years, where he carried a dual license for millwright and boiler operator. Bernie enjoyed farming, was a trustee for Pierson Township for several years, and held a private pilot’s license and enjoyed entertaining family and friends with plane rides off the farm air strip. He was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed fishing bass and hunting small and big game. He most enjoyed sharing time with family. Surviving are his wife, Leatrice; children, Sandra Patin, Daniel (Kathleen) Flachs, Kristi (Carl) Haywood, Steven (Mary) Flachs, Gary (Debra) Flachs, Jane (Paul) Ringler and Kelly Slagel; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Foster. He was preceded

Donna Kimball
Donna Kimball, 69, of Newaygo, passed away July 28, 2011, at her residence. She was born June 12, 1942, in Alba, the daughter of Clyde and Laura (Palmitier) Tinker. During her working years she worked at Mr. Easy Clean Laundromat in Grand Rapids for many years as well as other various jobs. She loved painting, crafts, reading, crocheting, collecting angels and spending time with her family. In 1960, she married Dennis Kimball who survives. Also surviving are three children, Dennis Kimball Jr. of Newaygo, Wanda Kimball of Newaygo and Robert (Karen) Kimball of Greenville; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Desmond of Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dwaine and two sisters, Charlotte and Shirley. Funeral services took place at the Heckman Funeral home with Pastor Doug Bennett officiating. EDITOR’S NOTE: Additional obituaries are on Page 5.

Harold Gunderman
Harold Gunderman, 86, of Coral, passed away July 23 at his residence. He was born May 14, 1925, in Gratiot County, the son of Grover and Bertha (Guild) Gunderman. During his working years he owned and operated Coral Hardware. He loved motorcycles, woodworking and hobby farming. Harold served his country in the Army during World War II. In 1949, he married Laura March, who survives. Also surviving are four children, Connie Timmons of Holland, Leonard (Kathy) Gunderman of Coral, Douglas Gunderman of Alaska and Loreen (John) Chadwick of Coral; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil and Ronald; two sisters, Shirley and Ruby and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his

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Chester Mienko
Chester Mienko, 82, of Howard City, passed away July 27, 2011, at Metron of Cedar Springs. He was born March 15, 1929, in Grand Rapids, the son of Anthony and Mary (Kozinck) Mienko. During his working years he worked for Widdicomb furniture as an elevator operator for 22 years. He loved watching sunsets and woodworking. He was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church. In 1958, he married Letha Curry who survives. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Beverly Chatterson of Kentwood and Barbara Hansma of Grand Rapids and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers and two sisters. Funeral Mass took place at Christ The King Catholic Church with Father James Wyse as the Celebrant with Burial in The Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials to Hospice or American Lung Association may be left at the Heckman Funeral home.

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TO THE EDITOR: I am a proud Citizen of Howard City because I believe that it is a Community that has not just survived but moved forward. After reading the letter to the Editor “What happened to Howard City” I would like to clarify what has happened to Howard City. Water Rates: Your water bill pays for two systems the Water System and the Sewer system, both are calculated on total gallons used. These rates are set not be make a profit but to support the operation and maintenance of the system and are in line with most communities our size. The water and sewer accounts are supported only by users; the Village and DDA also pay water and sewer bills to these accounts. Over the past few years the Village has been required by the DEQ to make upgrades to our systems luckily we have been able to secure grants that made less impact on the rates of the users. If a user wishes to obtain a separate meter to meter the water used for watering lawns or flowers or for sprinklers for children they should check with the Village office, this would eliminate the sewer usage charge to these activities. Bricks: Many of the residents have asked WHY? What Is It Costing ME? The answer to that question is Tax Dollars. However they are not tax dollars you have paid the Village of Howard City they are tax dollars you have already sent to Washington and Lansing that were obtained through grants from Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Michigan Department of Transportation. Those funds if not used by the Village of Howard City would go to some other Community. Where would you rather have those tax dollars spent, Howard City or some other community? A portion of the Streetscape project is funded by the Downtown Development Authority, the funds to pay that portion is thru Tax Increment Financing. The does not raise anyone’s taxes and is not paid for from any General, Street, Water or Sewer account. Empty Houses: Between 2000 and 2010 Howard City housing units grew by 117 units, in 2000 there were 50 vacant homes and in 2010 there were 58 vacant homes. So with an increase of 117 homes there was only an increase of 8 vacant homes. Howard City was one of very few City’s and Villages that had an overall decrease in vacant homes between 2000 and 2010. The population grew from 1598 in 2000 to 1808 in 2010 which is a 13.1 percent increase, which was the largest percentage increase of any City or Village in Montcalm County. With growth we will encounter some problems but the positives far outweigh the negatives and if we work as a Community together we can continue build a better Howard City. S. MIcHaEl ScOTT, Village President

David Tebeau
David Tebeau, 50, of Howard City, passed away July 30, 2011, at his residence where he was surrounded by the love of his family and friends after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. David was a loyal friend, an electrician, a talented woodworker and even crafted an 18-and-a-half foot Chris Craft boat. He also was an avid fisherman, hunter and boater. David lived his life with no regrets. He was a faithful member of Bethel Lutheran Church. He was born March 26, 1961, in Muskegon, the son of William and Mary Ann (Sutherland) Tebeau. Surviving are his wife Jeanine Tebeau; mother Mary Ann Tebeau of Grand Rapids; his two beagles, Bella and Shimp; brother Steven (Diana); sister Anne Mary (Tebeau); nephew Andre Todd all of Grand Rapids; mother- and father-in-law, James (Carol) LaRue of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Laura (Mike) Gertz of Wasington, D.C. and their child Noelle and Katherine (Matt) Eppley of Arizona and their children, Rachel, Brenna and Reed. He was preceded in death by his father, William. Funeral services took place at the Bethel Lutheran Church with Pastor Joseph Fremer officiating with burial in the Reynolds Cemetery. Memorials to Spectrum Health Hospice may be left at the Heckman Funeral Home.

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Leading Ladies begins Aug. 18
Ken Ludwig’s uproarious comedy, Leading Ladies is the next production of the Cedar Springs Community Players. It’s 1958 and down on their luck English actors, Jack and Leo are reduced to performing Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in Pennsylvania. Their fortune appears to change when they read of a dying old lady who is looking for her long lost English heirs, Max and Steve; children of her sister who moved to England many years ago. Impersonating the missing relatives, thereby inheriting part of the multi-million dollar legacy becomes the pair’s new plan. As these actors take on roles of a life time the fun begins. Playwright, Ludwig’s sense of humor has been compared to Billy Wilder, George S. Kaufman and the Marx Brothers. The fast paced, slapstick, goofiness of this “farce is so funny”, according to the Houston Press, “it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt.” Dale Droski and Marc McKinley portray Leo and Jack. Laura Johnson and Katie Zank play their respective love interests, Meg and Audrey. Joanne Carter, Cody Eldred, Kim Johnson and Scott Phillips complete the cast. Performances are 7:30 PM, August 18, 19 and 20 at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., downtown, Cedar Springs. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from the Cedar Springs Public Library, the Cedar Springs Chase Bank, a cast member or by calling 616.696.0949. For more information check out our website: wwwcscommunityplayers.org.

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As the new school year gears up and todo lists get longer, make sure to put your child’s health on the list. Updating vaccinations, scheduling annual physicals and alerting your child’s school about allergies and illnesses are crucial steps to ensure their academic success, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “Children need to feel their best in order to learn, and schools need to be able to provide for students’ daily health issues as well as special needs, accidents and emergencies,” says O. Marion Burton, MD, of the AAP. You can ensure a safe and happy year for both parent and child with a little planning. Vaccinations Thanks to immunizations, most children in the United States today lead much healthier lives than generations past. And while vaccines have reduced many infectious diseases to low levels in the United States, vacationers can bring old and new diseases back into the country. Measles, for example, is still prevalent in other parts of the world and has been linked to recent outbreaks in the U.S. Unvaccinated children are at risk. That’s why routine, up-to-date vaccinations are as important today as they have ever been. There may be tears, but the pain associated with most immunizations is minor. Consult your pediatrician about keeping your child’s vaccination schedule up to date. Food Allergies and Illnesses If your child suffers from food allergies or other health issues that require management during the school day, be sure to contact the school nurse and update your child`s health plan at school. This will ensure that proper steps are taken if the child develops symptoms while at school, and

HEALTHY: Discussing health issues with your pediatrician before the start of the year helps children, parents and school staff ensure students’ health and safety all year long. (Courtesy photo/ARtur Gabrysiak/Fotolia.com)
that his or her activities are not restricted unnecessarily. A child’s health can change from year to year or even month to month, so make sure the school is well aware of how to handle new conditions or restrictions. Parents should also check that you have provided the school with any special medications your child needs. Annual Physicals Along with your child’s regular annual physical, aspiring athletes should get a sports physical before the start of the season. Chil­dren’s bodies are vulnerable to injury, and as youngsters move through middle childhood -- becoming bigger, stronger, faster, and more aggressive -- the incidence of injuries rises. Make sure your athlete wears a well-fitted helmet, mouthpiece, face guard, padding, eye gear, pro­tective cup, or other equipment appropriate for the sport. Of course, regardless of whether your child is on a competitive team or not, parents should promote physical activity for all kids. For more tips for a healthy school year, visit: www.healthychildren.org.

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PUBLIC NOTICE BIG PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING

CDL CLASS(A)SEMI DRIVER wanted,AT LEAST 2YRS VERIFIABLE DRIVING EXPERIENCE,good driving record,courteous,willing to work,able to follow direction,good attitude,customer service friendly,we offer to qualified employee's IRA/Health/Dental/Optical,competitive pay,home weekly,send resume:nancyst@hughes.net FAX:(231)832-1993or setup an interview(231)832-5419 CHROUCH COMMUNICATIONS HAS an opening for a full-time two-way radio installer and repair technician. A two year electronics degree and excellent mechanical skills are required. Experience in RF electronics is a plus. Candidates must provide their own hand tools, have an excellent driving record and be a responsible worker that can work without supervision. Customer interaction skills are very important. References required. Send resume to Chrouch Communications, Inc. 14750 30th Avenue Remus, MI 49340 or email to kevinc@chrouch.com. FULL OR PART-TIME Cosmetologist wanted, some clientele waiting. Some nursing home and assisted living settings. (231)598-2507 Cindy's Cut and Curl, Stanwood. THE MECOSTA-OSCEOLA INTERMEDIATE School District is accepting applications for a Great Start Readiness Paraeducator (half-time school year position at Crossroads Charter Academy). A complete posting is available at www.moisd.org. Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts and three letters of reference by August 12, 2011 to: Mark R. Klumpp, Assistant Superintendent, Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District, 15760 190th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307. HILO DRIVERS: MANY openings! $10$12/hr. 2nd & 3rd shifts. Must be able to work overtime. SE Grand Rapids. Criminal background check required. Apply MF from 8am-12pm with 2 forms of I.D. at Williamson Staffing Services 3940 Broadmoor, Kentwood 616-575-5627 EOE. MACHINE OPERATORS: 20 openings! 2nd & 3rd shifts. $10-$12/hr. Must be able to work overtime! SE Grand Rapids. Criminal background check required. Apply M-F from 8am-12pm with 2 forms of I.D. at Williamson Staffing Services 3940 Broadmoor, Kentwood 616-575-5627 EOE. PACKERS: ALL SHIFTS. $9/hr. Must be able to work overtime. SE Grand Rapids. Advancement Opportunities! Criminal background check required. Apply M-F from 8am-12pm with 2 forms of I.D. at Williamson Staffing Services 3940 Broadmoor, Kentwood 616-575-5627 EOE. 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. PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING operators needed for company north of Cedar Springs area. 2nd or 3rd shifts. $8.30$8.50/hr. Apply M-F from 8am-12pm with 2 forms of I.D. at Williamson Staffing Services 3940 Broadmoor, Kentwood 616-575-5627 EOE. SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVER Wanted: METS is looking for drivers in the Tri County Area Schools. If interested please go to www.contractbusdrivers.com and click on job postings.

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Individuals requiring special accommodations to participate in the public hearing should contact Jean Shutts prior to August 9, 2011, at 231-6897553 or 1-800-968-7330.

Written testimony should be sent to Greg Snyder, Chief Executive Officer, at the Newaygo County Mental Health Center, P.O. Box 867, White Cloud MI 49349.

Testimony will be received during the hearing. Each participant is asked to keep his/her comments to no more than ten (10) minutes. Written comments will be received at the hearing and through August 15, 2011.

The public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Newaygo County Mental Health Center, 1049 Newell, White Cloud, Michigan.

Newaygo County Mental Health Board of Directors will hold an annual public hearing to consider input from consumers, advocates, and community members about how to improve local delivery of mental health and developmental disability services in Newaygo County.

Annual Public Hearing

The Big Prairie Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Big Prairie Township Hall, 2815 S. Elm St., White Cloud, MI 49349. The purpose of the Hearing: Mr. Mike Lockard, Accommodated Homes, representing Linda Dontje, property owner, has requested a variance on property located at 8822 E. 32nd St., Newaygo, parcel # 62-16-25-100-001 to allow the placement of a home on property already having a mobile home on it. Section 3.03 of the Big Prairie Township Ordinance (no more than one (1) principal main building or one (1) Principal Use.) All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at this hearing or written comments may be sent prior to the hearing to the address below. Judith Baker, Clerk Big Prairie Township 5160 S. Croton-Hardy Dr. Newaygo, MI 49337 231-652-7390

Minutes of the Pierson Township Board Regular Meeting August 4, 2011 7pm
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Present Gerard Bogner: William Bryant, Brooke Scott Scott Vukin, Brian Longcore, Meeting agenda: Motion Vukin to approve meeting agenda. Second Bryant added new business Consent agenda: Consent agenda approved as presented, minutes of the July 5 2011 and the Presentation of Bills Financial Report: Presented Sewer Advisory Committee N/A Zoning Board of Appeals- July 26th, request withdrawn. Next meeting Aug. 16th, for Dan and Rita Buyze Planning Commission- Public Hearing on Zoning Amendments, July 28th, next meeting Aug 18th Road Committee- Next meeting Aug. 17th New Business: Eligibility to become a Charter Township- Opposed ZBA hearing dates set for the 3rd Tuesday of every month if needed Recommendations from the Planning Commission to the Township Board- referred back to the Planning Commission Carlson PA 116 application-approved Township Board appointed Bill Bryant as Construction Manager for the Town hall addition project Invoices for BWL weed control-approved Adjourn 8:05pm

Official certification has been received from the Michigan Secretary of State that the township of Croton has a population of 2,000 or more, and the township board has the right to exercise one of three options concerning status as a charter township under the provisions of the Charter Township Act, Public Act 359 of 1947, as amended (MCL 42.3a): Adopt by majority vote a resolution opposed to incorporation as a charter township. Adopt by majority vote a resolution of intent to approve incorporation as a charter township by resolution. At least 60 days after the adoption of the resolution of intent, the township board may adopt the resolution to incorporate as a charter township. Adopt by majority vote a resolution to place before the electorate at the next regular or special township election the question of incorporation as a charter township. If Option 2 is adopted by the township board, the citizens of the township have the right to file a “Right to Referendum Petition.” This petition must be filed before the final adoption of the resolution to incorporate as a charter township. The petition must follow, in general form, the nominating petition form as prescribed in the Michigan Election Law (MCL 168.488), and the heading must indicate “Disagreement of Intent to Incorporate as a Charter Township.” The petition must be signed by not less than 10% of the number of electors of the township voting for township supervisor at the last election in which a supervisor was elected. If the petition is successful, the question of incorporation will be placed on the ballot at the next general or special township election. Debbra Wright, Croton Township Clerk

NOTICE OF ELIGIBILITY TO INCORPORATE AS A CHARTER TOWNSHIP AND RIGHT TO REFERENDUM

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Official notification has been received from the Michigan Secretary of State that the Township of Big Prairie has a population of 2,000 or more, and the Township board has a right to exercise one of three options concerning status as a charter township under the provision of the Charter Township Act, Public Act 359 of 1947, as amended (MCL42.3a): 1. Adopt by majority vote a resolution opposed to incorporation as a charter township. 2. Adopt by majority vote a resolution of intent to approve incorporation as a charter township by resolution. At least 60 days after the adoption of the resolution of intent, the township board may adopt a resolution to incorporate as a charter township. 3. Adopt by majority vote a resolution to place before the electorate at the next regular or special election the question of incorporation as a charter township. If Option 2 is adopted by the township board, the citizens of the township have the right to file a: Right of Referendum Petition. This petition must be filed before the final adoption of the resolution to incorporate as a charter township. The petition must follow, in general form, the nominating petition form as prescribed in the Michigan Election Law (MCL 168.488), and the heading must indicate “Disagreement of intent to incorporate as a Charter Township.” The petition must be signed by not less than 10% of the number of electors of the township voting for township supervisor at the last election in which a supervisor was elected. If the petition is successful, the question of incorporation will be placed on the ballot at the next general or special township election. Judith Baker, Big Prairie Township Clerk

NOTICE OF ELIGIBILITY TO INCORPORATE AS A CHARTER TOWNSHIP AND RIGHT TO REFERENDUM

Official certification has been received from the Michigan Secretary of State that the Township of Winfield has a population of 2000 or more according to the most recent United States Census and is therefore eligible to be incorporated as a charter township under the provisions of Section 3a of the Charter Township Act, 1947 PA 359 (MCL 42.3a). The township board has the right to exercise one of three options concerning status as a charter township, as follows: 1. Adopt by majority vote a resolution opposed to incorporation as a charter township; 2. Adopt by majority vote a resolution of intent to approve incorporation as a charter township; 3. Adopt by majority vote a resolution to place before the electorate at the next regular or special township election the question of incorporation as a charter township. In the event option 2 is adopted by the township board, the citizens of the township have the right to file a “Right to Referendum Petition”. This petition must be filed within the 60 days which must lapse between passage of a resolution of the intent to incorporate and final passage of the resolution to incorporate as a charter township. The petition shall follow, in general form, the nominating petition form as prescribed in the Michigan Election Law, and in the heading will indicate “Disagreement of Intent to Incorporate as a Charter Township”. The petition must be signed by not less than 10% of the registered voters of the township based on the vote cast for all candidates for supervisor at the last election at which a supervisor was elected. If the petition is successful, the question of incorporation will be placed on the ballot at the next general or special township election. Colleen A. Stebbins Winfield Township Clerk Person with special needs, as defined in the American with Disabilities Act, should contact the Township Clerk.

MONTCALM COUNTY, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF RIGHT TO REFERENDUM ON BECOMING A CHARTER TOWNSHIP

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP

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Village of Howard City - 2011 Music in the Park - Every Tuesday night 7pm to 9pm. Located at Ensley Park in Downtown Howard City thru August 16. Aug 9th: Country Sides Band - Come and enjoy some old country music, polkas, waltz and dance music by the best sax player in the country, featuring Jerry Bissell, Gene Harris, 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. Food: Aug. 9th at Howard City’s Music in the park. We will be serving Sloppy Joes, cookies and drink for $3.00. Popcorn will be $1.00 per bag. Quilt Tickets will be on sale 6 for $5.00 All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library. The monthly Food Pantry at the Sheridan VFW Post 5065 and sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be open on Thursday, Aug. 11th from 8:30am until 12 noon in the basement of the VFW Post. Further information can be obtained by calling the post at 989-291-9680. Pierson Outdoor Market, 21751 Cannonsville Rd. Pierson, next to Sticks-N-Stones Etc. and J&H Family Stores. 10am to 6pm $10 Spot. Schedule as follows: August 12th, North Country Band begins at 10am, open jam 1pm to 3pm; August 13th, “Oh” Brother Band, 11am to 3pm; August 26th open jam 10am to 3pm; August 27th open jam 10am to 3pm; Sept. 9th open jam 10am to 3pm; Sept. 17th open jam 10am to 3pm; Sept. 23rd open jam 10am to 3pm and Sept. 24th open jam 10am to 3pm. For more information call Stacy at 616-636-8677 or stop in to Sticks-N-Stones. Check us out on FACEBOOK/Pierson Outdoor Market or www.sticks-n-stonesetc.com. Book your spot today! Horns of Power Concert Saturday, August 20th at 8:00 at the GHS Performing Arts Danish Festival - $10 Vacation Bible School at River Valley Community Church, August 22-26, 9 am - noon plus Family VBS Friday Night 7:00-8:30. SonSurf Beach Bash theme. Corner of M-37 & 88th St. in Newaygo. Call 6529461 for more information. 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 evening at 6:30 pm Aug 28. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain all shows will be moved into the Curtis Building. 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. Lakeview High School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview High School student & guest from 2011 & earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at the Lakeview High School, on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The cost is $13 per person, with open house at 11am and dinner served at 1pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 31st by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Arnold Kempton Treasurer at 8128 5 Mile Rd, Mecosta Mi 49332. If you can not attend and desire a copy of the 2010 Secretary’s report, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to: Bernard Behrenwald, PO Box 149, Lakeview MI 48850. Questions may be directed to Arnold at 231972-8518 or Bernard at 989-352-7945. Please spread the word to out of town classmates. Last year we started a new program. It is in Memory of a Lakeview High School Graduate. Someone will receive $100.00 at the Alumni dinner this year. Vendors needed for a Women’s Expo to be held on Oct. 15 at Pine Grove Church and sponsored by Stillwaters Counseling Center. Tables will be $50.00 which includes lunch. For more information call Judy at 231-937-4031 or Brooke at 616-340-9709. 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. Lakeview Seniors — Come early (1:00) for cards, games, refreshments and social time. The LV Seniors meet the 1st Tuesday of each month. Come join us, bring a friend. 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 @ 231-9375686. 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.

Upcoming Events:

Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free Western Square Dance Lessons - Newaygo St. Bartholomew’s Church - Thursday 3:30pm-6:00pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183. Brian Maghielse, Assistant State Service Officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be stationed at the Sheridan VFW Post #5065, located at 209 W. Washington, Sheridan, MI 48884, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 9am - 4pm. You may call 989-291-9680 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome! Fish Fry every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 - 7pm at the Howard City VFW Post 3306, 1001 S. Ensley Rd. Come sew at Heritage United Methodist Church on Fridays from 10am to 3pm. Bring your machine and call for supply list. New projects every week. Call Debbie Castle at 231-354-6910 for more details or email at dcastle@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.

Classes are now forming at the Grant Area District Library for beginning computing, e-mail basics, social networking and basic Internet search. The classes will take place the week of August 1520th. Please call the Library at 231-834-5713 for more details or to register for the class that is right for you. Movie - Jim Morris, father, teacher and high school coach finds out it is never too late to believe in your dreams in the baseball classic based on a true story. Morris, played by Dennis Quaid in this heartfelt, inspiring story about not giving up on your dreams is a remarkable and affecting story that will have everyone cheering! Join us on August 17 at 12:30 in the Community Room of the library for baseball, hot dogs and apple pie as we watch an American classic and root for the good guys. The movie will start shortly after lunch is served. This program is free and open to the public; however a good will donation will be taken to offset the cost of the luncheon. For more information or to register large groups call the library at 231-834-5713. Story-Rama! Star in a silly story production! Kids bring favorite stories and fables to life through audience participation, puppets and props. In partnership with Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore. For all ages. Wednesday, September 7, 6:30pm - Sand Lake Branch of the Kent District Library. Katie L’s Big Top Birthday - Kent District Library turns 75 this year! Let’s wish Katie L., our elephant friend, a HUGE Happy Birthday! Join us at the library for birthday crafts, activities and treats. For all ages. Saturday, September 17, 1:30pm at the Sand Lake Branch. 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.

Library Happenings:

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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FREE CLOTHING
at Crossroads Worship Center 9530 Federal Rd. Howard City

for the Community

VFW Post #4249
9075 Mason Dr. • Newaygo

Bingo Ball Sales Start at 4:00. Bingo starts at 6:00. Special Letter X - 20 numbers - $325 Progressive Jackpot - 51 numbers - $300 + 1/2 sales Jackpot - 55 numbers - $500

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Upper Level Bunk House, Frnt BR, Full Slide
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Front BDRM, Rear Living, Mid Kit. Slide
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2004 LAYTON LAKEVIEW 6,995

2009 SUZUKI V-STROM 650
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$

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2007 QUICKSILVER POPUP
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2008 POLARIS RANGER
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$

44,995

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

2002 LAYTON 253 SLIDEOUT 12,995

2003 SOUTHWIND 36E
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$

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

2005 FLEETWOOD GEARBOX 19,995

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$

2003 H.D. Road King 9,995

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2007 DODGE CHARGER
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$

2008 SATURN AURA XE
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$

2009 FORD ESCAPE XLT
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2007 GMC YUKON SLT
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$

2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS
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$

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10,995

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2008 DODGE AVENGER 6,495

2002 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
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$

2009 SATURN VUE FWD
Auto, Loaded, AWD
$

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

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

8,995

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10,995

2006 CHEVROLET AVEO
AWD, V6, Loaded
$

2006 CHEVROLET HHR
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$

2005 BUICK LACROSSE
CXS, V6, Leather, Loaded

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2003 JEEP WRANGLER

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14,995

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Dr. Decker is board-certified in internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear medicine. He specializes in cardiology and provides a full range of heart disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment services. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency and a cardiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Decker’s personal interests include golfing, fishing and spending time with friends and family. He lives in the Grand Rapids area with his wife and three children. Dr. Decker will provide high quality heart care to our community in association with West Michigan Heart. Dr. Decker is accepting new patients at: Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Specialty Clinic 230 W. Oak Street in Fremont. Call 616.459.0156 to schedule an appointment.

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We Welcome Our Neighbors To the 28th Stanton Old Fashioned Days.
August 10thpage for updates14th 2011 to the on events. Visit our schedule
August 8th. to the 13th.
Stanton Art Cruise - Artist Choice Award for $100 to T Square Art Supplies 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. MI Chip Child Registration Brought to the Old Fashioned Days by Stanton Star Lodge 250, & The Grand Masonic Lodge of Michigan. 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Sidewalk Arts and Crafts 9:00a.m. to 9:45a.m. Horseshoe Registration (3) 9:00a.m.- 10:00a.m. Sand Volleyball Registration 3 (3) 9:00a.m.-10:30a.m. Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pulls Sponsored by Rolston Hardware 9:00a.m.-10:30a.m. Bench Press weigh-in and registration Sponsored by The Body Building 9:00a.m.-? Flea Market (4) 9:30a.m. Sand Volleyball Tournament (3) 10:00a.m. Horseshoe Tournament (3) 10:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Kid’s Pedal Car Drag Races Sponsored by The Brick Yard Firemen’s Events — 10:00a.m. Firemen’s Extraction Demonstration; 10:00a.m.Noon Firemen’s Dunk tank; 3:00p.m.8:00p.m. Firemen’s Dunk tank; 5:00p.m. Firemen’s Extraction Demonstration 11:00a.m. Pony Rides 11:00a.m. Grand Parade Line Up (7) 11:00a.m. Inflate-a-Fun, Inflatable’s. 11:00a.m. Bench press competition sponsored by The Body Building Fitness Club 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Lion’s Club Chicken BBQ Free Stage Entertainment (1) — 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Regeneration Band; Elvis - (Fred Wolfe), After Parade: 2:15p.m.- 3:15p.m. and 4:30p.m.- 5:15p.m.; 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m. Holden County Band 12:00p.m. Hot Dog Eating Contest Sponsored By Morning Lori’s 12:00p.m. Kid’s Parade Line at Zerkas Party Store Noon -11:00p.m. Bingo (2) 12:30p.m. Kid’s Parade 1:00p.m. Grand Parade 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. Car Show Registration (9) Trinity Church Ice Cream Giveaway following the Grand Parade around 1:45p.m. 3:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Car Show 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.Krantz Home Garden Show (5) 6:00p.m.-12:00a.m. Black Jack and Texas Hold-em Cash Tables (8) 8:00p.m. Car Show Winners Announced (1) 8:00p.m.-12:00a.m. American Legion TentMusic: Southside Band (Rick Waldorf and Tom Cooley) 8:45p.m. Raffle Winners Drawn (1) 9:00p.m. Car Cruise 8:00a.m. Coed Softball Tournaments (3) 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m. Mud Volleyball Registration (3) 9:30a.m.-10:30a.m.Community Wide Church Service (1) 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Mud Volleyball Tournament (3) 3:30p.m.-10:00p.m. Texas Hold-em tournament (8)
All Events Downtown unless noted by the (numbers). All Times and Events Subject to Change. Updated 7-26-11

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7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Talent Show Try outs. (1) 6:00-9:00p.m.Miss Stanton, Jr. Miss Stanton, Duke & Duchess, Prince & Princess. (1) All Day Yard Sales Post Open to the Public All Day 4:00p.m.-11p.m. Pony Rides 4:00p.m.-11:00p.m. Bingo (2) 4:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. American Legion BBQ Ribs & Baked Potato $10. (7) 5:00p.m. Petting Zoo 5:00p.m. Inflate-a-Fun, Inflatable’s. 6:00p.m. Coed Softball Tournaments (3) 6:00p.m.-12:00a.m. Black Jack and Texas Hold-em Cash Tables (8) 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Star Quest Talent Show (1) 8:00p.m.-12a.m. American Legion - Music: Southside Band (Rick Waldorf and Tom Cooley) (7) 9:30p.m. Fireman’s Parade. 10:30p.m. to Midnight-Friday Night Dance Party for ages 16-20. (hosted by Mike Ruggles)(1) All Day Yard Sales Post Open to the Public All Day (7) 7:00a.m.-10:00a.m. K of C Pancake Breakfast (8) 8:00a.m. Coed’s Softball Tournaments (3) 8:00a.m.-Noon Tractor Show featuring implements
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Fathers, sons, and brothers marched off to war 150 years ago as a civil war between the states began in the early morning hours of April 12th. Come hear the stories of the hardships the women endured as their loved ones marched off to war. “Pieces of the Past” will be presented by Krista Prout Wednesday, August 10th at 11 a.m. at the Reynolds Township Library. The program is being sponsored by the Library Friends Group. See civil war artifacts, historic quilts, and Howard City & Amble history. Everyone is welcome to show up for muster at 11 a.m.

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Many people complain of “sinus problems”. I used to be one of them. I never had any nasal congestion or itchy eyes, until I came to Michigan. Then, slowly over the years things got bad, until the early 1990s, when I was taking antibiotics at least eight times a year for “sinus infections”. I had become sensitive to “everything”. Three days after going to work for Dr. Grant Born at the Born Clinic in Grand Rapids, he said to me, “You have food allergies and Candida! I am tired of hearing you sniffing all the time. You need to fix that”. I was amazed. He knew without an examination what was wrong. I was embarrassed because I did not even realize I was sniffing and snorting all the time. I was allergic to 38 of the 102 foods we tested. And I was loaded with Candida, which is a yeast commonly found in the digestive tract. It does not belong in the sinuses. Mayo Clinic published a study that found this yeast in the sinuses of many people with chronic sinusitis. Unfortunately the numbers of yeast grow every time one takes an antibiotic. The yeast then cause inflammation and blockage of the sinus drain passages and then bacterial infections start again. Now the need for more antibiotics keeps the vicious cycle going along with a downward spiral in general levels of health. People that have this problem are almost always allergic to dairy. (Remember The Leaky Gut Syndrome?) Often wheat, eggs, soy, and corn become contributing foods. The yeast causes two problems. We can become allergic to them. This causes an increase in the general allergen load. And they can give off toxic by-products which can cause fatigue and fibromyalgia. Because of the yeast allergy, the yeast and mold containing foods like bread, mushrooms, and alcohol drinks are often culprits. Diets high in sugar tend to feed yeast so sugars and starchy foods add to the problem. The addition of a supplement, Probiotic, is a must. These are good bacteria that are naturally found in our body, sinuses, digestive tract, and vagina. They normally help keep the yeast in check, but antibiotics kill them, so they are often out of balance, letting the yeast grow wildly. Probiotics (usually Acidophilus) should be taken orally, 2-4 billion units per day. For chronic sinusitis, it is beneficial to put some Probiotic in saline nasal spray and squirt them up the nose four or five times per day. Within six month my snotty nose was much better. I only had post nasal drainage if I cheated on dairy products. Most of the other allergic foods I was able to add back in on a limited basis as my body’s sensitivity decreased. I have not had to take an antibiotic in over 15 years. What an amazing change. So keep in mind, sinus infections may have an allergic base underneath it. There may be a yeast, Candida Albicans contributing to the problem. And you may need to replace the good health flora with some Probiotic. All and all, you can solve this problem. The bonus was that I eliminated 30 pounds of belly fat during that six months as well as feeling much, much better. Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.

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COLLECTIBLES: 6 Thorens Music Boxes (Swiss Made), Approx. 75 Hummels, Goebels, Lladros, Goebel Collectors, Club 1978 Wall Plaque, 1972-1976 MJ Hummel Plates, Italian Bone dishes, Hummel Album Books, Old Clarinets, Reed and Barton Silver Set, Sango China (Cathay –Complete Set), Leaded Crystal, Many Pewter Pieces Pressnior made, in Holland (pitchers, creamers, candle stick holders), Wm Adams & Sons Soup Tureen w/ Ladle cover and base plate, Milk Glass, Linens, Buttons, Avon Red Glass, Amberina Glass, Frankoma Pottery, Beer Stein, Blue and white Granite Ware, Toby Mug, Kids Dishes, Glass Frog, Large Assortment of Glass Dishes, Bone Dishes, Millers Antique Sign, Cast Iron Grill, Milk Bottles, Wooden Shoes, Several Scales, Painted Scenes on Bone, Union Pacific Railroad Spittoon, Jim Beam Western wildlife Decanters, Many John Wayne Items including Collector Plates Bradford Exchange, Pictures, Decanters, Clocks, Sculptures, and more), Old Radio Scooter (great condition), Trivets, Dutch sign, Moose Horns (carved and painted), Painted Saw Blades, Indian Statue (30” Tall), Currier and Ives-Frozen UP, Powder Horn TOYS: Model cars – Cadillac and Volkswagen, Ertl Tractors Farmall Cub 1991, 1989, John Deere 624K Wheel Loader, Farmall Cub, Farmall “A”, Box of Treasure Trolls, Large quantity of Diecast Cars, Farm Toys, Breyer Horses, HO Train Items, Trading Cards, and MUCH MORE! HOUSEHOLD: Iron Plate Rack, Reindeer and Sleigh, Christmas Deco., Quilts, Blankets, Bed Covers, Artificial Deco, Fica Bushes, Pfaltzgraff Canister Set, Crocheted Table Cloth, Dollies, Stacking Bird Houses, Cake Plates, Stemware, and MORE! FURNITURE: Seth Thomas Grand Mother Clock, Thomasville 7 yr Canopy Crib and Mattress, Dining Room Set w/2 captains chairs, 4 Chairs and 4 Table leaves, Buffet and Hunt Board (very nice condition), Glider Rocker, Wing Back Chairs, Wicker/Steel Corner Cabinet, Sofa, Hall Tree, End Tables, Pair of Swivel Rockers, Plant Stand, Quilt Rack, Queen Size Hide-a-bed, Lane Cedar Chest with Drawers, Maple TV Cabinet, Maple Book Shelf, Oak side Board, Lamp and End Tables w/ Glass Tops, Small Oak Desk Cabinet, Oak S Top Desk, Office Chairs, Oval Hall Mirror, King Size Bed w/ Bookcase Headboard (split box spring), Office Chairs, 2 Piano Benches, Child’s Table and 5 Chairs, ABC Bookcase, Medicine Cabinet, Metal Cabinet, Foot Stool, Toshiba 42” Flat Screen TV, and MORE! GARAGE/OUTDOOR: Thompson Center Muzzleloader, 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo (Silver, seats 6 in back), Charbroil Gas Grill, Tool Box, Grinder, Horse Shoes, Horse Collar w/ Harness, Bird House, Belt Pulley, Buck Saws, 2 Man Cross Cut Saw, Metal Trunk, Carpenters Box, Assortment of Hand Tools, Roller Cabinet Tool Box, Socket Sets, Grain Cradle Scythe, Several Old House Hold Scales, Kasco Feeds Hanging Scale, 1942 License Plate, Painted Turkey on Wood, level, Framing Squares, Wrecking Bar, Wheel Wrench, Small Gas Can, 2 Jim Beam Card Tables, Old Tricycle and Wagon Combo, Shoe Lass, Fish Spears, Antique Style Gas Pump, Lawn Roller, Weed Whip, Ladders, Shop Vac, Jumper Cables, Log Chains, Walking Sticks and Canes, Saddle, Winchester Ammunition Box, Toro Snow Blower, Craftsman Pressure Washer, Paint Sprayer, Craftsman Push Mower w/ Bagger, Chainsaw, Weed Eater Gas Blower, Camp Chairs, Gander Mount Cot and MORE!

Queen Pillowtop Sets Queen Size Pillowtop Sets

SPECIAL PURCHASE! PURCHASE! PURCHASE!

$$

379 000
QUANTITIES LIMITED QUANTITIES LIMITED SOLD IN SETS ONLY SOLD IN SETS ONLY

12 MONTHS * NO INTEREST
Insight Genius
INSTANT SET BOXSPRING SALE PRICE Savings!

1074
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$

1074
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Revolution

QUEEN

You Pay

After Instant Boxspring Savings.

TWIN XL set.... $899 FULL set ....... $1099 QUEEN set .... $1299 KING set ....... $1699

- $150 - $200 - $225 - $300

749 $ 899 $ 1074 $ 1399
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Prodigy

QUEEN

INSTANT SET BOXSPRING SALE PRICE Savings!

You Pay

After Instant Boxspring Savings.

TWIN XL set.. $1199 FULL set ....... $1399 QUEEN set .... $1599 KING set ....... $1999

- $150 - $200 - $225 - $300

1049 $ 1199 $ 1374 $ 1699
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1774
Queen Set

QUEEN

INSTANT SET BOXSPRING SALE PRICE Savings!

You Pay

After Instant Boxspring Savings.

TWIN XL set.. $1599 FULL set ....... $1799 QUEEN set .... $1999 KING set ....... $2499

- $150 - $200 - $225 - $300

1449 $ 1599 $ 1774 $ 2199
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2274
Queen Set

QUEEN

INSTANT SET BOXSPRING SALE PRICE Savings!

You Pay

After Instant Boxspring Savings.

TWIN XL set.. $2099 FULL set ....... $2299 QUEEN set .... $2499 KING set ....... $2999

- $150 - $200 - $225 - $300

1949 $ 2099 $ 2274 $ 2699
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DELIVERY

SET-UP
*See store for details.

REMOVAL

AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This Sale has a Large Variety of Collectibles, Hummels, Lladros, a large amount of John Wayne Collectibles, a lot of Garage and Outdoor Type Items, and More! 2 Rings all day. Sales Tax applies to this sale. Full Lunch Service Available. Come and Join us for the Day. To see pictures go to www.auctionconnectioninc.com
AUCTIONEERS: Bob Rottier 231-638-6152 Steve Rottier 989-615-3506

Cash, Check w/ positive ID. MasterCard and Visa accepted. Registered Auctioneer # 2801000032 Full lunch service available.

The FURNITURE SHED
Located on Old 14 Mile Rd. 1 block North of M-57 Off Lincoln Lake Road
Excludes Prior Sales

616-754-7550 • Mon. 9 - 8 • Tues. - Sat. 9 - 5

4 Miles West of Greenville

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Very nice 16x80, 1260 sq ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on 1 acre M/L on M-82, 6 miles East of Newaygo, in excellent condition. New deck and beige carpet.

CLOSE TO CROTON/HARDY

WE ARE GROWING… • High Performance Gas Mileage Saver
Larger Inventory and More Services! • Ground Effects
UPHOLSTERY • AWNINGS • BOAT • CANVAS REPAIRS • Custom Painting • Fiberglass Trailers More than just toppers! • Air Bags More than just trucks! • Full Line of Accessories • Low Pressure & High Pressure Spray In Liners • Largest Topper Repair JASON • CENTURY • RANCH Center Fiberglass Topper Dealer • Largest Hitch Dealer In The Area

090 Business Services
CUSTOM DESIGNED AND built for you by Percy's Post-Frame Buildings. 616-874-9225

BOOKKEEPING: 30-YEARS EXPERIENCE. Call Mary 231-937-4982.

$39,900.00 OBO. 231-867-3341 or 231-250-2770.

1471 S. Greenville Rd. • Greenville, MI 48838

616-754-2877

16 Years In Business

Local Full Service Mobile Recycling Centers Paper • Glass • Metal • Plastic 1 - 7 All containers must be clean. All types of household batteries will be accepted (For example: Alkaline, nickel, cadmium, cell phone, and button batteries) NO lead acid automotive batteries.
For questions please contact MSU Extension office at Attendants will also be on site.
Howard City: 2nd Tuesday of the month 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & 4th Saturday of the month 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Fire Station/ Village Offices, 125 East Shaw Lakeview: 4th Wednesday of the month - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. High School Parking Lot, 9800 N. Youngman Road.

RECYCLE

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

YOUR LOCAL INTERNET Provider! $18.45/month Unlimited Dial-up (231)592-9877 www.net-port.com
ROOFING: ALL TYPES Repairs & Leaks. Free Estimates 20yrs. experience Licensed/Insured (616)636-8288 Ensley Roofing, LLC

100 Pets & Supplies

989-831-7500

FREE KITTENS, 3 females, black and white, 10 weeks old, litter box trained. Morley 517-763-9398.

PartsandPropellers.com

Recycling brochure can be found at the MSU Extension website: www.msue.msu.org/montcalm under the Recycling-Resource Recovery area.
Sponsored by Montcalm County Solid Waste Management Committee

17731 West River Dr. • Morley, MI 49336

Welding and Construction, LLC
231-856-7679

Sparks

THERAPY DOGS PREPARATION class for Therapy Dogs International will be held at Spectrum Hospital, Reed City starting September 1st, for 6 consecutive Thursday's. Cost is $65.00 Instructors: Debbie Szot and Barb Graham. For information call: (231)832-8508.

110 For Rent
2-BEDROOM DUPLEX, 1-LEASE, large yard, close to BR, no pets. Starting $475/month. Gary 231-796-4564

2-BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. Super clean condition, quiet country setting. North of Remus. Shed included. $500/month, plus deposit. 989-382-7203

Red Star Deals
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2
3.8L * V6 * Leather

$13,495
“When I am old I shall wear purple.”
Jenny Joseph

$500 OFF
Advertised Price

Vehicles Eligible for

2008 Cadillac SRX4
AWD * 3rd Row Seats

2008 Chevy HHR LS
2.2 Ecotech * Stripe Pkg

$16,495

$9,495

2009 Chrysler Town & Country
Touring * Power Sliders/Liftgate

2008 Chevy Malibu

$16,995

$12,495
2006 Honda Odyssey

LS * 2.2L * 4 Cyl

You are cordially invited …

2004 Chevy Silverado

Fourth Annual Newaygo County Cancer Survivors’ Brunch
Saturday, August 20, 2011 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tamarac, The Center for Health and Well-Being 1401 W. Main Street, Fremont

$13,995
2003 Chevy Tahoe LT 4x4
Leather * 3rd Row Seat * 5.3L

Ext * 4x4 * Z71

$13,995
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
GLS Trim Pkg * 27 MPG

EX * 3.5 V6

Hosted by Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial and the American Cancer Society.

$13,995

$7,995

Wear something purple and celebrate birthdays with Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial and the American Cancer Society. Enjoy opportunities to share stories with other cancer survivors, have a healthy brunch and relax with a soothing hand massage provided by Ahhh, The Spa at Tamarac. R.S.V.P. by August 12 to Stephanie Weber, 616.551.4054. Feel free to bring a guest. gerberhospital.org

2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
4x4 * Jasper Engine

2009 Dodge Journey
SXT * AWD * 3rd Row Seating

$6,795

www.231yescars.com

$15,495

19449 M46 Highway • Howard City • 1 Mile East of US131 off Exit 120

1-866-643-5021

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Ron’s Marine Service
Inboards & Outboards • Quicksilver Lubes

All Makes & Models

Spin & Win!
Renew or Start a 1-Year Subscription to the Pioneer and you could win… • Dairy Queen Gift Certificate. • Downtown Dollars. • Band of Locals Blue Band. • 2 tickets to the Rotary Chicken BBQ. • Subscription discount up to half off.

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

231-937-4579

These are brand new 2011 Singer school model sewing machines. These sewing machines remain UNSOLD.

THEY MUST BE SOLD NOW!
These special heavy-duty school model machines have a metal hook and built for years of extended service. All machines are new in factory-scaled cartons.

25-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY INCLUDED.

$20.00

$15.0

HEAVY DUTY SCHOOL MODEL SEW & SERGE SEWING MACHINES

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WHAT IS A SEW & SERGE SEWING MACHINE???
FIRST, IT IS A SOPHISTICATED SEWING MACHINE...
That does buttonholes (any size), invisible Blind Hems, Monograms, Double Seams, Zippers, Sews on Buttons, Darning, Applique, Zig Zag, Basting, Pin Tucking, Quilting, and much more, just turn the dial to Sew Magic!

$15.00

SECOND, IT HAS A PROFESSIONAL SERGING STITCH...
This allows you to sew the seam and serge the edge of the material in one operation. With the purchace of an optional cutter you can trim the fabric

Without pressure adjustments, such as Levis, Canvas, Upholstery, Nylon, Stretch Materials, Silk, Percale, Organdy, and...

THEY EVEN SEW LEATHER!! NOW YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL IN ONE MACHINE! TRAINED DEMONSTRATORS ON DUTY

YOUR PRICE WITH THIS AD
TEACHER’S MODEL ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $199 AND $299

$129

ONE DAY ONLY

Come into the Pioneer between 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday from June 13 to July 15 and

SPIN TO WIN!!!!

11am-3pm 11AM–6PM 1250 Perry St. Big Rapids, MI 5100 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento,

Friday, February 10 Thursday,August 12

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115 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids
While supplies last. Not valid with any other offers.

SERVICE DIRECTORY
For Rates For Rates & Information Call Information Call ma

231-937-4740

Robert Overla Concrete
HOWARD CITY All types of Concrete Construction Including Brick, Block, Poured Walls
Manure Pits, Slabs, Bunker Silos

616-262-8036
FARMWORK

Denton Boys Drilling Toys
Denton and Sons
Water Well Drilling 616-636-5684 616-636-4623 Jim Denton • 616-636-8638
8744 124th St. • Sand Lake OFFICE FAX

RENT THIS SPACE
231-937-4740
S. Wemmer, D.D.S.
205 E. Edgerton • Howard City Hours by Appointment

$10.

THIRD, IT IS DESIGNED TO SEW ALL FABRICS...

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For Information & Rates Call Lori at

1 MO. FREE F/ OF % 50 5.00 $
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Cedar Body Shop
13399 White Creek Cedar Springs
1/4 Mile S. of 17 Mile Rd.

616-696-1830

616.364.0550 1.800.396.2233

Bill Coleman Owner

Starters & Alternators

Quick Start Batteries

RENT THIS SPACE
231-937-4740
For Information & Rates Call Lori at

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

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Rent this space.

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

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

110 Edgar St. • Lakeview

989-352-6836

Rent this space.

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

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

1051 E. Howard City Rd. Edmore

Rent this space.

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

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

Rev. Joseph Pettit

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

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

Rent this space.
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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110 For Rent
3 BR/2 BATH Mobile Home, newly remodeled. Close to expressway. Complete background check. $525/month. Call for an application. 231-742-2012.

4 BEDROOM HOUSE 330 E Edgerton Howard City. $600/month + Deposit. Call (231)937-4820 E-mail your classified ad to rvshopper @pioneergroup.com FOR RENT- SPACIOUS, 3-bedroom, 1-bath mobile home. Quiet area, only 1 neighbor, super clean condition, new vinyl windows, hardwood floors, carpet in bedrooms. Includes shed, 2-decks, 6-miles north Remus. $600/month, plus deposit. Sorry, no pets! 989-382-7203 HOWARD CITY 2/BEDROOM Duplex near M46/131. Newer sub-division. Credit/Criminal back-ground check. Year lease. $150/weekly. 989-287-0009.

PONTOON CLEARANCE SALE
SPECIAL PRICES
on remaining IN STOCK pontoon boats

Financing Available

HOWARD CITY, SECOND floor, 1 bedroom, utilities inc., basic cable, internet YFI, no smoking, no pets, best suited for a single. $450/month plus security. 616-8137275. HOWARD CITY: DUPLEX apartment, One bedroom, 2 bath. Includes washer/dryer. No pets. $525/month. 231-2184221. LAKEFRONT HOME IN Canadian Lakes. Completely furnished. Short and long term availability. twilkens97@yahoo.com or 586-566-3744 MORLEY MOTEL DAILY Rooms from $40, Weekly rooms from $165. Includes utilities. No Deposit. (231)856-7820. NEWLY REMODELED, NICELY furnished 2/bedroom trailer on 1 acre. $450/month plus deposit and utilities. No Smoking/pets. 231-856-0076. 1 BEDROOM, RENT includes utilities, 1 year lease. No pets, $500/month. On site manager. (231)465-4049 NEWLY RENOVATED! 4-BEDROOM, 1-bath Cottage. Deeded lake access on Maston Lake. Rentto-Own, $5000 down! $700/month. (517)712-2392. YEAR-ROUND WATERFRONT COTTAGE. 2/bedroom, furnished. Utilities-included. WiFi available. Ideal for 1-2 people. $575/month. 231225-2831.

Southside Marine
5441 S. Green • Fremont Mon. - Fri. 9 - 5 • Sat. 9 - 1

231-924-4510

All Vehicles Certified - 100,000 Mile Warranty

FUSION - MILAN SALE
www.kentcityford.com
Interest Rates

2007 MERCURY MILAN

$

14,992

V6, Roof, Low Miles. P11-040.

2008 MERCURY MILAN

$

15,500

Power Roof, Low Miles. P10-151.

2008 FORD FUSION

$

15,992

V6, Low Miles. P10-159.

Great Gas Mileage & Safety!

1.9%
Out for a Bath

As Low As

SPECIALS
• Fresh Cut Meats • Processed In House so you know it’s good! • Weekly Specials

2008 MERCURY MILAN

Cranberry & Orange

All New! Homemade

BRATS Porterhouse $ STEAKS

$

S&J Country Meats
Located in the back of Sand Lake Foods M-S 10am-7pm • Sun. Noon-5pm

lb. Special order? Call ahead!

2 699
89
lb.

$

Premier, Power Roof, Sync, Leather. P10-145.

15,992

2008 FORD FUSION Power Roof, Sync, Low Miles. P11-011.

2008 MERCURY MILAN

$

15,992

$

16,000

Premier, Leather, Sync. P11-046.

2008 FORD FUSION SEL

$

16,900

V6, Roof. T11-083A.

616-232-9585
59 E. Lake St.

2008 MERCURY MILAN

AUTO & PARTS SALES
2000 And Newer Domestic Open Used Parts Mon-Fri
7:30am to 5pm Closed Saturday Open Sunday 9am to 3pm

KNIGHT

$

17,500

Premier. V6, Leather. P10-132

2008 MERCURY MILAN

$

17,500

Premier, V6, Sync. P11-041.

2008 MERCURY MILAN

$

17,700

Premier, V6, Roof, Sync. P11-039.

2010 MERCURY MILAN

$

18,800

Premier, V6, Leather. P10-131.

2010 MERCURY MILAN

989-831-8358
1516 N. Peoples Rd. Stanton, MI

18,900 $18,992 $19,800 $19,992 Minutes West of US-131 on M-46 TOLL FREE 877-663-5102
$

Premier, V6, Leather. P11-035.

2009 MERCURY MILAN Premier, Power Roof, Leather. P11-029.

2008 FORD FUSION
AWD, Premier, Loaded. P11-054.

2009 MERCURY MILAN
Premier, V6, Roof, Leather. P11-033.

No hidden fees. Just add DOC, tax, title, plate. Prices good through 8/27/11

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Display Homes Open 7 Days a Week!

• WE SELL MODULAR HOMES •
Ranch • Chalet 2 Story • Cape Cod Fully Drywalled We Pay Your Sales Tax!

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

WE BUY WE SELL • WE TRADE

600 Commerce Dr., Reed City (231) 832-4444 • Toll Free: 800-232-1882 • www.sphomes.net

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Sterling, Hart and Fairmont Homes FINANCING CONSTRUCTION See Us Today!

www.cedarcarco.com

Mecosta Health Services “Where caring comes from the heart.”
Peter VanDeMark, M.D.
Internal Medicine Accepting New Patients
Dr. VanDeMark deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. He is board certi ed in Internal Medicine.

Have lots of love but not a lot of room? Volunteers are always appreciated!

705 Oak Street, Suite 11 Big Rapids, MI 49307 For an appointment call: (231) 796-4406

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

Scooter is a beautiful black and white Domestic Short Hair girl that is up for adoption right away. She is the entire deal! Scooter is spayed and declawed, 6 years old and weighs about 15 pounds. If you are looking for an affectionate companion, she would be the one. Please come and give her a second chance!!!! ID# 11/07/76.

Office location next to the hospital in the Professional Building.

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

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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110 For Rent
SHADY LAWN MOTEL: Sand Lake, MI. Special rates. Furnished cabin with kitchenette $113.25/week. Furnished small cabins, $96.60/week. (Above prices include utilities) Call for availability (616)6960386, or (616)638-5658. If no answer, call (616)636-8967. TAMARACK CREEK SENIOR APTS, 710 W. Edgerton in Howard City has one bedroom units available. Persons must be 62 years of age or older, or disabled of any age. Rent based on income minimum $390.Community room and laundry area for residents use. Inside mail delivery. Applications at office on site or by calling 1-800-225-7982. Managed by Stratford Group Ltd., 442 W. Baldwin, Alpena, MI 49707 Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD #1-800-855-1155.

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160 Real Estate Land for Sale

HOWARD CITY & Pierson Areas - 2 acres to 30 acres. Great building sites or hunting property. Call 231-937-6758. Land contract terms available.

170 Items for Sale

160 Real Estate
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Health Matters

Lakeview Family Medicine Welcomes Bill Heath, PA-C

Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital warmly welcomes Bill Heath, certified physician assistant (PA-C), to our team of providers at Lakeview Family Medicine. Beginning August 2011, Bill will be seeing patients of all ages at the Lakeview Family Medicine location. Bill has over fifteen years of experience, many of which have been spent serving the greater Lakeview community. Bill specializes in a wide range of medical areas, including internal medicine, emergency medicine and sports medicine. Newly opened in 2010, the physicians and staff at Lakeview Family Medicine are strongly devoted to bettering the health of families and individuals in Lakeview and the surrounding area. Located across the street from Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital, the practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Open Monday through Friday To schedule an appointment or transfer your record, please call 989.352.6474. spectrumhealth.org/kelsey

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West of Greenville, MI on M-57 5 miles to Hientzelman Ave, North 1½ miles to MacClain, West ½ mile to auction. Sellers are moving to their fully furnished cottage. They have collected antiques for 30 years. NOTE: BEAUTIFUL HOME NESTLED IN WOODS ON THIS 40 ACRE SETTING ARE FOR PRIVATE SALE. For 100’s of photos & descriptions, please visit www. MerrittAuctionService.com!! 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle great condition; 2006 Dodge Stratus; 1965 Span Boat w/ 60hp Johnson and 15’ trailer, great condition; 18ftX20ft Car Port; Lawn Equipment; Tools; Antique Furniture; Several 100 Antique smalls, glassware’s, and paper items; Extensive Collection of Antique Hunting, Fishing, Ammo, Decoys, Licenses; (50) Antique Lanterns- Coleman, RR & others; Household Items; Folbot Kayak 10ft-vinyl kit w/oars; Univega Modovincere Road Racing Bicycle; and more!

11750 MacClain Rd, Cedar Springs (Greenville) MI

Thursday, August 11 @ 3:00pm

AUCTION

The River Valley News Shopper
491 W. Shaw, Howard City, MI 49329
Serving over 22,000 homes weekly in the communities of Cedar Springs, Sand Lake, Pierson, Howard City, Morley, Gowen, Coral, Trufant, Lakeview, Amble, Croton Hardy, Kent City, Bailey, Grant, Newaygo and White Cloud

Richard & Synthia Marsh, Sellers
(616) 754-9437 www.MerrittAuctionService.com

For classified or display information call or fax: FAX 231-937-4048 Email: rvshopper@pioneergroup.com

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.

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Advertising Director - Sharon Frederick Office Coordinator - Traci Pauhl Account Reps Becky Doyle, and Millianne Lewis DEADLINES: News & Editorial - Tuesdays at Noon Area Happenings, Here’s My Card, Business/Church Directories - Wed. at Noon Classified & Display Advertising Thursdays at Noon
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*Early morning and late evening appt. are available, please inquire within.

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Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 - 5 Sat. 8:30 - 2 • Sun. Closed

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New Arrivals
Quality Antiques & Used Furniture
Collectible Glass, Picnic Tables, Variety of China, Hutches & Cupboards, Desks, Tables & Chairs

Open for Breakfast 10am - Noon
Lunch Size Burrito
$

Wooden Canvas Canoe

595

Al's Used Furniture, Antiques & More
164 Wheatland Ave • Remus Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

M-66 M-20

128 W. Downtown Remus
Must Present Coupon, Limit 2 Specials Per Household Per Coupon. Expires 8/31/11.

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Buy a 16" Specialty Pizza

DENT REFUSE SERVICE

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REMUS, MI 49340

www.gingrichtire.com
Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household. Expires 8/31/11.

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an order of Sticks with Cheese

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Soft Serve & Hand Dipped Ice Cream Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household. Expires 7/31/11.

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298 W. Wheatland, Remus

Speed Shows at Dar's Barn Local Talent Ryan Dargitz

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Purina Mills Dealer Dar & Linda Howard, Owners

15% Off

1 1/2 Miles East of Remus on M-20

Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household. Expires 8/31/11.

www.dars-barn.com

989-967-3468

$

1 Deluxe Car Wash
a 6 Value
$ 00

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At Remus Tavern August 20th 7:30pm

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155 Sheridan Avenue, Remus, MI

REMUS OIL CO.

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Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household. Expires 8/31/11.

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$100 Off Any FREE New In-Stock Chain Sharpening Riding Mower

Certified Mechanic for Automotive and Truck Repair Welding & Supplies Monday - Saturday

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24 Hour Wrecker Service

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Sold by the 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 & Fresh Frozen Packages

W.A.T.A. Pulls

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Remus Barbers
3 Barbers

Retail Outlet

9442 50th Ave. • Remus, MI 49340

989-967-8407

www.remus.org

Fast, Friendly Service

Tue - Fri 8:30am - 5pm Saturday 8:30am - Noon

$5.00 Off
Purchase of $5.00 or More
9105 25th Ave. • Remus, MI 3/4 Mile East of M-66 on M-20

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Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household. Expires 8/31/11.

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Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household. Expires 8/31/11.

Don’t Dream It…Build It!

(989) 967-3570

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Northland Trailers
Stop in for our Wheelin' Dealin' Sale
In Cadillac We have a large selection of:

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Call Toll Free 877.887.6468

Travel Lite & White Water Truck Campers. Nomad Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels

Smuggler’s Cove
Welcome Canoers & Kayakers!
(231)
864 E. 88th St. • Newaygo

NORTHLAND TRAILERS

Financing Available 0% Down with Approved Credit

Seafood • Prime Rib • Steaks • Ribs ~ Sandwiches to Lobster ~

Serving Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials

FAMILY DINING • FOOD & SPIRITS

Cadillac's Longest est. RV & Cap Dealer for over 35 years

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231-775-3101

903 N. Mitchell St., Cadillac

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Tues.-Thurs. 11 am to 10 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 11 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm Closed Monday

Gift Certificates Available

OPEN HOUSE
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For 2 Weeks ONLY! Buy One, Get One

RECLINER SALE

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Sat., Aug. 13
11 am - 2 pm

262 Maple (M-37), Grant, MI 49327

231-834-7387

Hot Dogs, Chips & Drink Door Prizes Dance Equipment Available Dance & Demonstrations

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Blow Pops
Super

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Better Made
Assorted Varieties

3/$
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Family Discounts Limited Class Size Preschool thru Professional

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50¢ each
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Vanilla or Regular

Chips

2/$

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Busch & Busch Light

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Party Store

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THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING LOCALLY!

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170 Items for Sale

170 Items for Sale
SEVEN 3-FT PIECES of triple wall 6 inch pipe, $300 OBO. (231)796-2165 WEDDING DRESS W/4-FT Train, size 12, paid $800., asking $200. OBO. (231)8232641 WOOD/COAL STOVE, WORKS good, from Farm and Fleet. $125. 231-9375094.

ANDY’S
TREE SERVICE
Specializing around power lines & houses
Serving Montcalm, Newaygo, Kent & Mecosta Counties & more!

170 Items for Sale Furniture
GOING OUT OF Business Sale: Furniture Liquidations: Save to 50% chests $98, Futon sofa complete $225, Day Beds, starting at $129, Loves from $288, 4piece bedroom $299, Mattresses or foundations, Twin size $68 each piece in sets, Bunkbeds starting from $199. Furniture liquidators, 16 E. Main in Fremont, MI. 231-924-9727.

210 Boats and 240 Manufactured Marine Equipment Homes
1977 SEARAY, 24-FOOT w/fly bridge, 351w motor, downriggers, 2radios/stereo, $4,000 OBO (231)6292912 LATTIMORE'S MOBILE HOMES Pre-Owned 14', 16' & Double-wide Homes. Starting at $6,900!! All at Affordable Prices New Double-wide Homes by Adventure & Modular's/Double-wides by Schult. Located at M-20, Rodney & US-10, Evart, MI (231)867-3238 www.lattimores.com

TREE WORK OF ALL KINDS

Animals
3-MO. OLD NIGERIAN Dwarf goat, dehorned, $50. (231)832-1029.

Mattress Sets
MATTRESS SETS: GOING out of Business Sale! Mattresses & Foundations: Twin $68, Full $78 Queen $98 each piece, sold in sets. Furniture Liquidators, 231-924-9727, 16 E. Main, Fremont.

WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
www.andystreeservice.com

Firewood
Cut approximately 16" long, 1-1/3 full cord. Delivered $120 (989)352-7679

FREE ESTIMATES

800-982-4540
“We go all over!!”

FULLY INSURED

MIXED HARDWOOD:

Fill Dirt
SAND, CLAY, GRAVEL, and Top Soil. We load from pickup's to semi's. Minimum $25. Delivery available. (231)629-2269

BROWNING CITORI, 20GA, Feather Light with presentation box, $1,200. firm. (231)972-8433 or (231)250-3516

MASSAGE TABLE, OAKWORKS Nova LS, Face/armrest, bolster, 2 sheet sets, case, like new $475. (231)734-9605

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during the month of August (Shampoo & style extra)
New Hours - OPEN MONDAYS! Mon. 9 - 3 • Tu & F 8 - 5 • W & Th 8 - 7

Hair Cuts with Jill

Little River Casino Bus Trip

POOL TABLE 8FT slate, ball return, balls and cue. $500. GE Washer/Dryer $75. 231-856-0076.

JULIE’S STYLING SALON
6307 Croton Hardy Dr. • Newaygo

REBUILT COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS: Also Computer repair & virus removal. Reasonable Rates. (231)856-7883

Every Thursday *$15 rate is an introductory rate for August 2011, Starting August 11, 2011 normal rate is $25 Pay $15* to board the bus, Lucky777coach.com is operated by Compass Coach Inc; 13550 White Creek Ave, get $35 back from the casino! Cedar Springs, MI 49319 Make $20 before you even start. It’s a FREE ride! FREE TRIPS Rewards Card

• Howard City: 8:30 am depart Ed’s Restaurant (1/4 mile east of US-131 on M-46 east) • Big Rapids: 8:55 am depart Meijer (Pole H) • Reed City: 9:15 am depart McDonalds (park on east side in truck parking area) • Cadillac: 9:45 am depart Rodeway Inn (Bill Olivers).

231-652-9695

CALL 1-800-459-2788 to Register

Every 10th trip is totally FREE!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

Name: _________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________________________ Card Number: _______________________________ Expiration: _________

SPECIAL! If your garage sale is canceled due to rain, we will run your ad over absolutely FREE!! All ads must be pre-paid • The only change allowed to ad is day/date/time. Ad will run once, same as original pre-paid.

Call Lori at 231-937-4740 or fax 231-937-4048. Deadline is Thursday at Noon!

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RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, August 8, 2011

Sell your item for under $500 and your ad is FREE!
Ad will reach over 54,000 homes in our Combo Ad 1 time.

250 Autos for Sale
2007 DODGE RAM 1500 4x4. Quad cab,loaded, good condition, low miles. $18,500 obo. 231-629-7885.

280 Farm Goods
TRI-COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Equestrian Team open rider registration for fall deadline is 8/12/2011. Cost $70. Show dates: 8/27, 9/10, 9/17. Coach Julie Humphreys 616855-4891.

991 Mega Mkt.

Selling price MUST be included in the Ad.
15 words or less. Deadline Thursday at NOON. Add a photo for only $5.00
WANT TO SELL YOUR CAR OR TRUCK??? Let a River Valley News Shopper Classified work for you!!! Call Classifieds today!! (231)937-4740
Anthem by Audibel,
the fastest selling new product in Starkey’s history. Truly a hearing aid worthy of your consideration.

Call 231-592-8348 or 231-592-8344
One ad per week per household.

300 Wanted to Buy
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

People Helping People.
400 FREE BATTERIES*
*Cannot be used or combined with other discounts or prior sales.

With the purchase of an Audibel Anthem hearing aid system

280 Farm Goods
COOK'S BLUEBERRIES: WILL be open starting August 8. Open MondayFriday 8-8, Saturday 8-4, you-pick $1/lb. Call first 616-550-9201 or 616566-8299.

Audibel Hearing Center
322. S. Lafayette St., Greenville

204 S. Michigan, Big Rapids

(616) 255-9892

(231) 796-4658

(231) 652-2337

348 Adams (M-37), Newaygo

Peggy Frank, MA, CCC-A

Community Papers of Michigan Ph. 1-800-783-0267 STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED NETWORK Ads placed in Michigan Mega Market Classified Network appear in free circulation community papers and shopping guides reaching the grass roots of Michigan. Your advertising can be delivered weekly to more than 2,100,000 households throughout the state. ONLY $249 Call this paper to place a classified ad of 25 words or less and reach across the state. Readers: THIS PUBLICATION DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent, or which might otherwise violate the law or accepted standards of taste. However, this publication does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods or services advertised. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly investigate all claims made in any advertisements, and to use good judgment and reasonable care, particularly when dealing with persons unknown to you who ask for money in advance of delivery of the goods or services advertised.

DONATIONS TO DATE TO MONTCALM PANHANDLE COMMUNITY FUND
$100,000 $90,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0
Donations may be sent to: Montcalm Panhandle Community Fund P.O. Box 596 Howard City, MI 49329 Call 231-937-6758 with any questions

RAVENNA AUCTION
SALE EVERY MONDAY • Selling prices as of 7-25-11 231-853-5738
Selling at 3:30 PM Outside ......... TOP Hay................................................$2.70 Straw ............................................$2.10 Round Bales................................$27.50 Feeder Pigs ......................................N/A Wood ..........................................$30.00 Livestock selling at 5:30 PM SHEEP & GOATS Fat Lambs .................................$190.00 Feeder Lambs ...........................$190.00 Ewes ...........................................$70.00 Goats/selling by head ................$140.00 HOGS .................................. TOP Hogs 200-230# ...........................$70.00 Hogs 230-250# ...........................$68.00 Ruffs ...........................................$62.00 Boars ..........................................$35.00 SLAUGHTER CATTLE Choice Steers ............................$109.00 Choice Heifers ...........................$107.00 Holstein Steers ..........................$104.00 COWS Top Cows ....................................$81.00 Canners & Cutters.......................$70.00 Thurs. Rail Cows (9am-3pm) .......$147.00

Adoption

PREGNANT? CONSIDER ADOPTION—A loving alternative. Wonderful couples to choose from. Call for pics/information and choose your baby’s family and future. Expenses paid. 1-866-236-7638. 24/7

NOTE: ALL ADVERTISERS in this category are working with a licensed adoption agency.

Homes for Sale

FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now. 800-880-2517

CALVES Started Calves ...........................$110.00 Back to Farm Deacons ..............$140.00 BULLS.........................................$88.50 FEEDER CATTLE Choice Steers 250-400#............$125.00 Choice Steers 400# & up ..........$120.00 Choice Heifers .............................$98.00 Holstein Steers 250-400# .........$105.00 Holstein Steers 400# & up ........$100.00 DAIRY Fresh Cows & Heifers ............$1,900.00 Springing Heifers ...................$1,700.00 Shortbred Heifers ...................$1,300.00 Open Heifers ..........................$1,000.00 Heifers Calves ...........................$250.00 Bulls .......................................$1,300.00

Mattress Sets

A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-832-2401

Medical

Randy Lettinga ...................616-437-2005 Paul Peterson............231-239-1897 George Herman ..................616-498-8152 Mike Petersen ...........231-598-1029 Dan Folkema ......................231-519-1022 Bob VandeHevel ........231-423-7641 Visit our new website @ www.ravennaauction.com

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231-652-1546

MONDAY, August 8, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER

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Wednesday, August 10 5 - 7 PM Start: Howard City
Auto Clinic

Pick up your first clue at Howard City Auto Clinic. (You have to wait until 5 PM, Wednesday!) Use your cunning & skill to figure out where the next clue is. Keep following the clues to win your “gold” treasure

See the

GRAND OPENING August 19 • 6 - 9
Grand Prize winner will be drawn

Your Downtown Receipts July 18 - August 12 For every $50 spent at and you could downtown businesses, you’ll

SAVE

…Yo ho ho and a great new downtown!
Prizes furnished by: Droski Insurance Agency, Kindel & Company, Howard City Auto Clinic, Muse Dance Academy and Dr. Scott Wemmer, DDS, Latitudes, Pease Insurance Agency, Pizza Time, and Lotus Salon

WIN BIG!

receive a ticket for our

SO SAVE THOSE SLIPS!

$250 Grand Prize Drawing!

• Droski Insurance Agency • Creekside Computer Services • Lotus Salon • Merrill Barber Shop • Howard City Lanes • Howard City Action Center

STOP AT THESE BUSINESSES:

• Muse Dance Academy • Zellie’s Opry House • Latitudes • Pizza Time • Kindel & Company • Classic Treasures Resale • Howard City Auto Clinic • Dr. Scott W. Wemmer, D.D.S.

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RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, August 8, 2011

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A TRUCK IS THE PLACE TO BE!
SAVE THOUSANDS AS WE TRY & MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW MODEL YEAR!

GET IN ON OUR GREATEST MODEL YEAR YET.
2011 SILVERADO 1500 2011 SILVERADO 1500

0% A.P.R. AVAILABLE ON ALL 2011 SILVERADO’S
Reg. Cab, 4WD Ext. Cab, 2WD

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Reg. Cab, 2WD

2011 SILVERADO 1500

WAS $23,590

NOW ONLY

$

18,485
Ext. Cab, 2WD
11T401

11T385

WAS $29,439

NOW ONLY

$

23,940
11T301

WAS $26,790

NOW ONLY

$

20,910
$

11T388

Ext. Cab, 4WD

2011 SILVERADO 1500

2011 SILVERADO 1500

Crew Cab, 4WD

2011 SILVERADO 1500

Crew Cab, 4WD LTZ Pkg., Loaded!!

2011 SILVERADO 1500

WAS $31,490

NOW ONLY

$

25,383

WAS $37,356

NOW ONLY

$

29,624

11T245

WAS $35,290

NOW ONLY

$

28,353

11T276

WAS $45,191

NOW ONLY

37,308
11T393

11T368

LOOKING FOR HEAVY DUTY’S? WE HAVE THEM! 2500’s, 3500’s, DIESELS…YOU NAME IT! AND ALL AT CLEARANCE PRICING!!
2011 TRAVERSE AWD
11T274

2011 AVEO 1LT
11C147

2011 CRUZE 1LT
11C126. 5200 Demo Miles.

2011 IMPALA
Demo Special
11C057. 5600 Demo Miles.

2011 MALIBU
Demo Special
11C003. 5300 Demo Miles.

WAS $34,980

WAS $16,790

WAS $20,615

WAS $25,555

WAS $23,460

$

31,284 14,143 18,883 20,167 19,445
$ $ $ $
0% A.P.R.
AVAILABLE

NOW ONLY

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Great MPG!!

DEMO SPECIAL

0% A.P.R.
AVAILABLE

0% A.P.R.
AVAILABLE

*No Hidden Fees or Charges; just add tax, title, plate and doc fee. Must take delivery by 08/31/2011. Vehicles may not be exactly as pictured and are subject to prior sale. Some residency or other restrictions may apply, see us for complete details. Sale prices include rebates. promotional A.P.R. available in lieu of rebates. We have made every effort to assure accuracy and reserve the right to amend and/or correct any errors. Promotional rates or payments require qualified credit. Should rules or rebates change, neither customer nor dealer will be obligated to consummate deal. Due to other special offers which may be available, YOUR PRICE MAY ACTUALLY BE LESS THAN ADVERTISED; please ask us for details. Thank you for shopping Sparta Chevy

ALWAYS CLEAN, LOW MILE, LATE MODEL VEHICLES

www.spartachevy.com

616-887-1791 Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave.

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