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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
n Obituaries, Page 4
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Pages 4 & 5
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HOWARD CITY — The village council
of the Village of Howard City has elimi-
nated zoning permit fees in the spirit of
economic development.
At a regular meeting on Aug. 8, the
council discussed its zoning permit fee
schedule, which was established in 2005.
It was the consensus of the council to
eliminate zoning permit fees in order to
encourage growth and maintenance with-
in the community.
“Our goal is to reduce the overall red
tape and cost associated with growing a
business, building a home or maintain-
ing ones property,” said S. Michael Scott,
village president. “We continue to grow
in a positive direction and we want to do
everything in our power to support that
growth.”
The Village of Howard City continues
to be one of the fastest growing munici-
palities in Montcalm County and has tak-
en proactive steps to streamline its plan-
ning commission and approval process.
In 2010, the village council amended the
site plan review process to place the fnal
approval of commercial businesses in the
hands of its appointed Planning Commis-
sion.
“We wanted to take the politics out of
the approval process and provide a busi-
ness friendly environment,” noted Scott,
“we welcome positive change and when
we fnd an ordinance that doesn’t work,
we improve it to stay current with the
times.”
FREMONT — Tamarac, a Mem-
ber of Spectrum Health, announced
recently the launch of a revolutionary
new group training program integrat-
ing suspension training bodyweight
exercise.
Tamarac is the latest wellness cen-
ter to adopt TRX Suspension Training,
a method of functional training that
develops strength, balance, fexibility
and core stability simultaneously. It
requires the use of the TRX Suspen-
sion Trainer™, a highly portable per-
formance training tool that leverages
gravity and the user’s body weight to
enable hundreds of exercises for every
ftness goal. Created by Randy Hetrick,
CEO of Fitness Anywhere and former
Navy SEAL, the TRX was an invention
of necessity for Hetrick and his SEAL
teammates to maintain peak physical
readiness while deployed in the feld.
The TRX has evolved into the ideal
training tool for Tamarac instructors
to guide participants through body-
weight exercises to deliver a fun and
challenging total-body workout.
Suspension Training bodyweight
exercise allow users to self-adjust
the amount of resistance they want,
making it suitable for people of all ft-
ness levels by making small changes
in foot, hand or body position; this
capability empowers participants to
continue with training, even when
fatigue sets in. This versatility makes
the TRX attractive to so many users,
including elite athletes in every ma-
jor sports league, all branches of the
military, and ftness enthusiasts at all
levels.
“We’re very excited to bring TRX
Suspension Training to our facility
and feel that it is a great way to differ-
entiate ourselves from other wellness
centers,” said Gretchen Bush, ftness
manager. “Integrating TRX training
also allows us to maximize our space
so we can provide more value to our
citizens.”
TRX training appeals equally to
men and women of all ftness levels
because users can precisely control
how challenging they want each exer-
cise to be,” said Randy Hetrick, CEO
of Fitness Anywhere. “I know how to-
day’s fast-paced lifestyle often makes
it diffcult to ft in a quality workout.
With Suspension Training, you can
get a fun, effective total body workout
in 25 minutes. This makes it much
easier for people to incorporate ft-
ness into their daily lives.”
Since its introduction to the mar-
ketplace in 2005, TRX Suspension
Training has proven to be the ideal
solution for personal, small and large
group functional training and has
been rolled out in top gyms across
the country, including Crunch, New
York Sports Clubs, and Equinox. It is
used and trusted by trainers, athletes,
physical therapists, and all branches
of the military. Its popularity with
professional athletes and team train-
ing rooms is exploding across the NFL,
NBA, MLB, NHL, UFC and NCAA.
The performance training commu-
nity, including world class condition-
ing coaches such as Todd Durkin and
Mark Verstegen, and elite personal
trainers like Gunnar Petersen and
Bob Harper are embracing Suspen-
sion Training bodyweight exercise as
a tried and true ftness method appro-
priate for all ftness levels.
For more information on TRX
Suspension Training classes, visit
www.tamaracwellness.org or contact
Gretchen Bush at (231) 924-1781.
Howard City eliminates zoning permit fees
NEW TRAINING PROGRAM
Tamarac launches TRX Suspension training program
“We’re very excited to bring TRX Suspension Training
to our facility and feel that it is a great way to
differentiate ourselves from other wellness centers.”
Ken and Joane Cook will serve as grand mar-
shals over the Harvest Festival Grand Parade on
Saturday, Sept. 17. The parade will begin at 1 p.m.
from MacNaughton Elementary School and precede
north on Orton Strett. Then, turn west on Edgerton
Street through the newly renovated downtown.
Ken was born and raised in the Ensley Center
area where he attended various country schools. He
attended Howard City High School where he met his
wife, Joane of 53 years. Joane was born and raised
in Howard City and attended Howard City Schools.
Their frst date was the Freshman-Sophomore
Banquet. They continued dating throughout their
high school years.
They were married in 1957 and moved to Grand
Rapids for three years before returning to Howard
City where they purchased their home where they
have lived for 50 years. They also have two sons,
Greg and Randy, and six grandchildren.
Ken’s career started at Kent County where he
worked for seven years. He then went to work for
Lamb Oil Co. of Amble where he worked for three
years before joining Steelcase in 1977, where he
worked for 28 years. He planned to retire but con-
tinued working for Kelly Service at Steelcase until
retiring in 1997.
Ken has been on the Howard City Fire Deptart-
Cooks choses as
2011 Howard City
Harvest Festival
grand marshals
KEN AND JOANE COOK
See COOK page 5
OBITUARY
Donald Schaub
Donald Schaub, 75, of Howard City, passed
away Aug. 22, 2011, at Spectrum Health
Blodgett Campus.
He was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Leelenaw
County, the son of Lawrence and Louise
(Brow) Schaub. During his working years he
worked for Auto Die for more than 30 years.
He served his country in the U.S. Army. He
loved hunting, fshing and playing cards.
In 1984, he married Jacquelyn Jager who
survives. Also surviving are his children,
Randal (Rachael) of California, Ricky (June)
Schaub of Cedar Springs, Rocky Schaub of
Sand Lake and Teresa Schaub of Howard City;
nine grandchildren and seven great-grand-
children; three brothers, Alfred of Traverse
City, Richard (Ann) of Traverse City and Rob-
ert (Rubi) of Rockford; four sisters, Helen Mc-
Garry of Clinton Township, Marie Couturier of
Grand Rapids, Jean Laurich of Escanaba, and
Donna (Larry) Hoogeboom of Kent City; and
several nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents; daughter, Tammi; sis-
ter, Ruth Ash and a brother, Harold.
Funeral Mass took place at Christ The King
Catholic church with Father James Wyse as the
celebrant and burial in the Amble Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Heckman
Funeral home.
Brandy TenEyck of Six Lakes became
the parent of a baby boy at Carson City Hos-
pital. Liam Ryder TenEyck was born on August
24, 2011 at 8:50am. He weighed 6 pounds, 3
ounces and was 191/2 inches long. Liam has
2 sisters, Halie and Madison. Grandparents
are, Ken and Cherrie TenEyck of Gowen.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Zellie’s Gospel Music Night to
include Terry Winright
Zellie’s Opry House hosts “Gospel Music Night” on Fri-
day, Sept. 9. Enjoy the sweet vocals of Kari Anne & Lost
Creek, along with traditional country gospel favorites by
Terry Winright (formerly with Rem Wall & the Green Val-
ley Jamboree) and a bit of bluegrass gospel with the Zellie’s
Opry House Band.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the toe tappin’, hand clap-
pin’ and singing of gospel favorites at 7 p.m. Additional in-
formation is available at www.zelliesopryhouse.com or (616)
260-3032.
‘Splashdown’ kicks off
in Stanton
STANTON —Several Stanton pastors announce “Splash-
down,” Central Montcalm’s newest children’s program for
second, third and fourth graders. Other elementary children
are also welcome if they have a qualifying sibling.
Technically, “Splashdown” is neither a day care, nor an
offcial after-school program. It’s an afternoon Christian
education program where, for a small fee, children can go
between the time school is dismissed and 6 p.m. It picks
up where school leaves off offering life skills training, adult
mentors, homework assistance and Bible training.
“This daily program is similar in design to other kinds
of faith-community sponsored kids programs,” said Jamey
Nichols, pastor of Stanton’s First Congregational Church
where the program is held. “A handful of Stanton churches
have cooperated for several years now on projects like this
one. Our hope is to meet yet another need in the community
by offering latchkey children a safe, biblically-based, learn-
ing environment.”
For more information or to register your child, call the
church offce at (989) 831-5240 or visit fccstanton.org.
Newaygo County
Upcoming Marriages
nJim Charles and Jenny Scott
nDustin Nadeau and Teresa Kemp
nTimothy Vickers and Ashleey Vanover
nTravis Maddox of Grant and Salli Arendsen of Grant
nJohn Thomas Sweeney of White Cloud and Christine
Carol Male of White Cloud
nLance Mollett of Morley and Nicole Wilson of Grant
n Kevin Smith of Fremont and Katie Dunbar of Fre-
mont
Fern LaFollette
to celebrate 90th
birthday
Everyone is invited to help celebrate
Fern LaFollette’s 90th Birthday. An open
house in her honor will be held from 2 to
4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Lakev-
iew Community Center. No gifts please.
LAFOLLETTE
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ment since 1963. He plans to stay on the Vol-
unteer Fire Deptartment until 2013, which
would make it 50 years. He was also a mem-
ber of the Howard City Village Council from
1976 to 1984, Rescue Squad for 25 years and
continues to be on the Zoning Board of Ap-
peals since 1972.
Joane’s career started with the Kent
County Board of Education where she worked
as the secretary for the assistant superinten-
dent for three years. Once her oldest son ar-
rived, she stayed home with their children
until 1973, when she started working at Mac-
Naughton Elementary School as a para pro-
fessional for 16 years. She continued to work
at MacNaughton Elementary School in the
offce as a secretary until retiring in 1997.
She started playing the piano at church
while she was in high school and other than
the three years they lived in Grand Rapids she
has been one of the pianist’s at their church.
Ken enjoys gardening and Joane en-
joys reading. They are very active members
of the First Baptist Church of Howard City;
their church is a very big part of their lives.
They both enjoy camping and have traveled
extensively throughout the west. They enjoy
their friends and family at their winter home
in Ft. Meade, Fla., and have enjoyed living
in Howard City because of their family and
friends that live here and the small-town at-
mosphere.
When asked about serving as grand mar-
shals their reaction total surprise.
“Something we weren’t expecting but very
honored to be asked!”
Besides the couple’s grand marshals du-
ties you will see, Ken, helping the fre depart-
ment with the chicken barbecue. Joane will
be volunteering her time at the First Baptist
Church as they are providing free children
and teen Activities including infatables.
The Howard City Harvest Festival Com-
mittee is honored to have Ken and Joane
Cook as the 2011 Grand Marshals. We thank
you both for your contribution to our com-
munity!
COOK
CONTiNuED FROM PAGE 2
COMMUNITY NEWS
Deputies investigating
Edmore home invasions
Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating
several home invasions which occurred between 4 to 7 p.m.,
on Saturday, Aug. 27 in the Edmore area.
A resident interrupted one of the crimes when he ar-
rived home. They spoke with two subjects who were driv-
ing out of the driveway. The suspects had told a story that
they were looking to buy a puppy. The suspects then left. The
homeowners subsequently found their door had been forced
open.
The suspects are described as two, white males in their
20s. The driver had a slender build and the passenger was
heavier set. They were driving a black minivan. The victim
described the minivan as having a fat black paint fnish.
Anyone with information regarding the crime or the
identity of the suspects is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Tom
George at the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Offce at (989)
831-7590 or the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Offce tip line at
(989) 831-7593.
Deputies investigating accident
Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a
two-vehicle, personal injury accident Saturday afternoon, on
Aug. 27.
investigation revealed that a 2006 Nissan Altima, driven
by 21-year-old Andrew Roscamp of Coral, crossed the center
line striking a 1999 Ford F-250 head on. The Ford was driv-
en by 40-year-old Corey Peterson, of Howard City. Roscamp
was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in
Grand Rapids by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Ser-
vices. Peterson and his two passengers, 65-year-old Charles
J. Peterson of Trufant and 19-year-old Charles G. Peterson of
Trufant, were treated and released at the scene for minor in-
juries. A passenger in Roscamp’s vehicle, 20-year-old Kevin
Newell, was not injured in the accident.
Alcohol is not believed to have been a contributing factor
in the accident. it is believed the occupants of both vehicles
were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Deputies
were assisted at the scene by Montcalm County EMS, Michi-
gan Department of Natural Resources Law Division and the
Maple Valley Fire Department.
Cynthia R. (Gross) and
Thomas A. Caldwell will be
celebrating their 55th wed-
ding anniversary on Sept. 15,
2011. The couple celebrated
with guests at an annual
pig roast and plan to take a
cruise this year. Their chil-
dren are Nouri and Thomas
Caldwell Jr. of Laguna Hills,
Calif., Tara Caldwell and Jef-
frey Hamilton of Castle Rock,
Colo., and Tylene and Phillip
Cooley of Freeport and they
have fve grandchildren.
55TH ANNIVERSARY
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ESTATE AUCTION
Thur. Morning, Sept. 8 @ 11 AM
4576 Russell St. Cedar Springs, MI 49319. US-131 N. of Grand Rapids to
Greenville/M-57 exit # 101, E. 1 mile to Northland Dr., N. ¼ mile to Russell
St., W. ¼ mile. (Kent Co.). Estate of the late Peter & Zoa Wondergem
with additions. 78 Chevy PU; 52 Massey Harris #44 tractor; Farm equip.;
Lawn & Shop tools; Vintage Evinrude snowmobile; Antiques & Farm Primi-
tives; Household; Guns & sporting goods including rare German Drilling triple
bbl. Long gun; shotguns, deer rifles, handguns, recurves.
See web at www.artsmithauctions.com for listing & photos.
616-696-2598
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Tamarac, A Member of Spectrum Health
1401 W. Main Street, Fremont
Cost: $25 per person
Presenter: Amy Lynch, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
Diabetes Self-Management Program coordinator
This special seminar provides information about pre-diabetes, metabolic
syndrome and impaired glucose tolerance—health factors that can lead to
diabetes. Learn how to slow the onset of diabetes through meal planning,
exercise and weight management. The ultimate goal is to prevent or delay
acquiring Type 2 diabetes.
Register by September 1. For information
or to register, call 231.924.1866.
Each paid participant may bring one
support person to the seminar.
1401 W. Main St., Fremont
231.924.7800
tamaracwellness.org
Diabetes
Prevention Class
Learn how to better manage your health and
slow the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
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North AmericAN Precis
syNdicAte
Since making their debut in
1946, baby boomers have cre-
ated tremendous social change
in the United States, with their
epic numbers and independent
spirit impacting everything
from politics to pop culture,
transforming the makeup of
the American family and work-
force, and ushering in a new
wave of consumerism and soci-
etal norms. As the frst boomers
turn 65 this year, the generation
will once again make history.
At a rate of 10,000 a day,
or one every eight seconds,
boomers are becoming eligible
for Medicare, marking the be-
ginning of the largest member
surge since the program’s in-
ception and creating an even
greater need for Medicare edu-
cation for frst-time enrollees.
Those new to the program
may feel overwhelmed by the
process of sorting through their
options for Medicare cover-
age, but resources are avail-
able to help boomers navigate
the Medicare maze, notes Tom
Paul, chief executive offcer of
UnitedHealthcare Medicare &
Retirement.
“It is critical that boomers,
and everyone eligible for Medi-
care, take the time to educate
themselves on all available cov-
erage options in order to make a
confdent health care decision,”
said Paul. “As a generation
that’s been the target of mar-
keting campaigns since child-
hood, boomers are known for
being savvy consumers. They
should put those skills to use as
they shop for Medicare cover-
age that will meet their health
needs and also ft in their bud-
get.”
The frst step to being a
smart Medicare shopper is to
understand the program’s four
main parts, or the ABCs of
Medicare:
n Part A helps pay for inpa-
tient care in hospitals, skilled
nursing facilities or hospice and
for home health care if certain
conditions are met.
n Part B helps pay for medi-
cally necessary outpatient ser-
vices such as doctor visits. Part
A and Part B together are re-
ferred to as Original Medicare.
n Part C is also known as
Medicare Advantage. These
plans are offered by private in-
surers, such as UnitedHealth-
care, and are approved by
Medicare to provide all Part A
and Part B services. These plans
often include prescription drug
coverage and other additional
benefts.
n Part D plans are offered
by private insurers and provide
coverage of both brand-name
and generic prescription drugs.
Once they’ve mastered the
basic structure of Medicare,
boomers should ask a few key
questions to help lead them
to the coverage that’s right for
them:
n What medications do you
currently take?
n Are you open to switching
doctors, hospitals or pharma-
cies based on a Medicare Ad-
vantage and/or a Part D plan’s
network?
n Do you want coverage of
additional services such as vi-
sion or dental care?
n How much are you willing
or able to pay out of your own
pocket? Are you willing to pay a
monthly premium if other out-
of-pocket expenses, such as co-
pays when you need to visit a
doctor, are lower?
n If you enroll in Original
Medicare, do you want a Medi-
care supplement plan, some-
times called a Medigap plan, to
help cover the costs that Origi-
nal Medicare doesn’t cover?
Most adults can apply for
Medicare during an Initial
Enrollment Period that be-
gins three months before the
month of their 65th birthday
and ends three months follow-
ing the month of their birthday.
All Medicare benefciaries can
make changes to their coverage
during the Annual Election Pe-
riod from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
10,000 A Day: Baby Boomers make Medicare history
MAKING HISTORY: Baby boomers are becoming eligible for Medicare and should take the
time to educate themselves about the program. (NAPSI Photo)
For more information about Medicare, visit www.MedicareMadeClear.com and www.Medicare.gov.
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North AmericAN
Precis syNdicAte
The numbers alone are stag-
gering. Each year in the U.S.,
8 million pets end up in shel-
ters, and of these, only half fnd
new homes. Approximately
11,000 pets a day, or 4 million
each year, are euthanized, even
though most of them are adopt-
able.
Despite these overwhelming
statistics, ending pet homeless-
ness is an achievable goal and
everyone can be part of the so-
lution. People Saving Pets, a
new social movement created
by PetSmart Charities, is dedi-
cated to saving homeless pets
and suggests fve simple actions
that anyone can take—today
— to save lives.
Adopt
If you have the time and re-
sources to care for a pet, choose
to adopt instead of buying your
pet from a breeder or pet store.
Have your heart set on a partic-
ular breed? Nearly 25 percent
of animals living in shelters are
purebreds, and many rescue
groups are dedicated to specifc
breeds.
SpAy And
neuter
If you’re already planning
to adopt or currently own a pet,
have your pet spayed/neutered.
It’s one of the best ways to re-
duce overcrowding in shelters
and lower euthanasia rates, yet
35 percent of the cats and dogs
living in U.S. households have
not had this simple and safe
procedure. Cats and dogs can
be spayed/neutered as early as
8 weeks old, and studies have
shown that the procedure can
provide signifcant health ben-
efts and reduce behavioral
problems.
Furthermore, price doesn’t
have to keep you from doing
the right thing for your pet.
Certain clinics will provide you
with spay/neuter services at a
reduced cost — sometimes even
for free. To fnd one nearby,
check out the People Saving
Pets clinic locator tool at www.
peoplesavingpets.org.
Volunteer
Can’t welcome a new pet
into your family just yet? Volun-
teer at your local shelter! From
providing playtime for pets to
helping out at adoption events
or becoming a foster pet parent,
your time will make a huge dif-
ference in saving pets.
donAte
Shelters rely heavily on do-
nations. A small gift can go a
long way. If you can’t donate
money, household items such as
cleaning products, garbage bags
and old blankets and towels are
also welcome.
ShAre
Perhaps the easiest way
to help save homeless pets is
to spread the word. Let your
friends, family and co-workers
know that you’re passionate
about helping animals and how
they can be part of the solution.
Use social media like Facebook
and Twitter to share informa-
tion and opportunities to help
pets with your networks.
At www.peoplesavingpets.
org, you can fnd tools and re-
sources to help save pets’ lives,
such as an adoptable pet loca-
tor and a low-cost spay/neuter
clinic locator, and fnd opportu-
nities to volunteer and donate
to local animal welfare organi-
zations.
Simple acts can save homeless pets’ lives
HOMELESS PETS: Helping save the lives of homeless dogs and cats can be easier than
many people realize. (NAPSI Photo)
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Paige Denslow • Jamie Bunting
104 E. Edgerton St., Howard City, MI 49329-0340
231-937-5563
Ask Us About Group Discounts
Hometown Service since 1983
For your auto, recreational vehicle, home, business, and life insurance needs.
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Fresh From The Farm
BIRD’S FARM MEATS INC.
2 miles south of M-82 on Cypress • Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6; Sat. 9 - 5
We accept vendor coupons and Bridge Cards.
birdfarmmeats.com
Effective Sept. 6, 2011 thru Sept. 10, 2011 Extra Sharp
Cheddar
CHEESE
$
4
99
lb.
GROUND BEEF
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$
2
29
lb.
IGA • Worcestershire
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99
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IGA Cream of Mushroom
SOUP
3/$
4 10 oz.
Fresh • Broccoli
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99
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Michigan
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$
10
50 lbs. • Michigan
RED POTATOES
$
8
00
lb.
1/2 bu.
Boston Style
PORK ROAST
$
1
39
lb.
28 oz.
Pork
SPARERIBS
$
1
89
Lean & Tender
PORK STEAK
$
1
49
lb.
Bone In
CHICKEN BREAST
99
¢
lb.
lb.
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$
2
39
lb.
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Way back when

Do You
Recall?

Compiled by Virginia Tully
Health & Wellness Centers
Edmore Lakeview Stanton
989-427-5141 989-352-8168 989-831-4140
Owned by Pharmacists - Run by Pharmacists
1951 – L. Wayne Hyde, a former
Lakeview grad, has been ordained
as a minister at a special service at
the Seventh Day Adventist camp-
grounds near Grand Ledge.
Stuart Meach, formerly of
Lakeview, has been awarded a
scholarship for Naval ROTC stu-
dents to attend the U of M to study
engineering.
1961 – Mr. and Mrs. Ole’ Olsen of
Lakeview will observe their 30th
anniversary with an open house
at their home hosted by their chil-
dren.
Robert Baty of Coral took
First Place at the State 4-H Fair by
showing a Guernsey junior heifer.
1976 – Montcalm County Un-
dersheriff Mike Bellinger has left
his desk job to return to his love
– working “on the road”, and has
been replaced by Larry Bogart.
Fred Clausen was surprised at
Kelsey Hospital Skilled Nursing
Facility as he observed his 100th
birthday.
1996 – The ladies and gentlemen
of Lakeview VFW Post 3701 have
presented two new American flags
to the local school system.
Amber Tompsett has been
crowned Miss Trufant Jubilee with
Abby Aten and Michelle Sanders
as her royal court.
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2009 Chrysler Town & Country
Touring * Power Sliders/Liftgate
$16,495
2008 Chevy Malibu
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2009 Chevy Traverse
V6 * LS * 3rd Row Seat
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2
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1999 Chrysler LHS
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2009 Dodge Journey
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2004 Pontiac Grand AM
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2008 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab
5.3L * 4x4 *LT Pkg.
$17,995
2008 Chevy HHR LS
2.2 Ecotech * Stripe Pkg
$8,495
2006 Ford Fusion
5 Speed * SE * 4 Cyl
$6,995
2006 Honda Odyssey
EX * 3.5 V6
$13,495
2004 Chrysler Town & Country
3.3L V6 * LX * Stow N Go
$6,995
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2010 Nomad 26' Travel Trailer ........................................................ $14,898
2012 Nomad 26' Travel Trailer ........................................................ $14,390
2011 Nomad 29' Travel Trailer ........................................................ $17,676
2012 Nomad 27' Travel Trailer ........................................................ $15,850
2012 Nomad 29' Travel Trailer ........................................................ $14,988
2012 Nomad 33' Travel Trailer ........................................................ $17,600
2011 Travel Lite Truck Camper 8 1/2' ............................................. $17,500
2011 Travel Lite Truck Camper 9 1/2' ............................................. $17,900
2011 Travel Lite Truck Camper 8' ................................................... $11,400
2012 Travel Lite Truck Camper 7 1/2' ............................................... $8,448
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2011 White Water Truck Camper 8' .................................................. $9,785
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2008 Road Runner 5th Wheel 23' .................................................. $14,800
2007 Xtreme Travel Trailer 27' ........................................................ $13,900
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1989 Sportsman Truck Camper 9' ................................................... $2,495
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Powell’s Greenhouse
At POWELL’S EXCAVATING & SEPTIC, INC.
Mon. - Fri. 8 - 5 • Sat. 9 - 1
20544 M-82 • Howard City
231-937-5014
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020 Personals
WIDOWER LOOKING FOR a nice
woman with similar interests, for lasting
relationship. Please call (231)937-4282.
030 Special Notices
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE(ASL)
Class now forming in Howard City!
Class will meet on Tues. nights from
6:30-8:30pm at the VFW Hall, 1001
Ensley St. Howard City. Please call 616-
732-7358 to register in order to reserve
for binder and books (books can be
used for future ASL 2, 3 & 4 classes.)
Payment will be collected on first night
of class on Tues. Sept. 6th. Cost is $100
for 10 weeks. For more information,
contact: Betsy Smith 231-329-1618
(text/voicemail) or Deb Albright 231-937-
6043.
ESTATE & MOVINGSALES. We do
the work. Call Keith at 231-834-0442.
Keith’s Estate Service.
GUNSHOW, SUNDAY September 18th
on Muskegon's LST 393 at 560 Mart
Street off Shoreline Drive 9am-3pm.
Information call Dave (231)652-5757.
GUN SHOW-
WHITE Cloud Leighton Hall,
Sunday, Sept. 11th, 9am-3pm.
Information, call Dave at
231-652-5757
040 Lost and Found
FOUND DOG: BLACK & White Boston
Terrier, female, on Kendaville Rd. Call 231-
937-6912.
050 Help Wanted
GRAPHIC DESIGNER -
COMPOSITION POSITION
We are seeking a creative Graphic
Designer for a full-time opening in our
Big Rapids office. This position is a fast
paced, design based opportunity. Must
be able to meet deadlines and be very
organized. Must have good commu-
nication skills. Requirements include
experience with Mac OSX computers
and software applications including
being very fluent with the Adobe Cre-
ative Suite, which includes InDesign,
and Photoshop. Send cover letter,
salary requirements and resume to:
Pioneer Group Attn:
Nina Jones
115 N. Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Or email:
njones@pioneergroup.com
LIGHT HOUSE WORK 3-hours. 1-
day/week. Must be dependable! Call 231-
937-4326 for details & location.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS is
upon us, and Mpi is looking for some
women to come join our team of fundrais-
ing for the cause. Must have own vehi-
cle, and be able to work 40 hours a
week, Sun. thru Thursday. This is a per-
manent job, year round. Paid weekly,
earn $8-11.50 hr. Men are welcomed as
well and call for public safety groups.
Call (231)796-9286 for interview.
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM Director
needed at Kids Korner Child Care Cen-
ter in Howard City from 2 to 6:30pm
weekdays. Must be over 21 with at least
6 semester hours of college credit in a
child related field with 1 class in admin-
istration and 6 months experience. Call
Dee Ann at 231-937-5765 or 616-636-
4591.
SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVER Wanted:
METS is looking for Drivers in the Tri
CountyArea Schools. If interested please
go to www.contractbusdrivers.com and
click on job postings.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CROTON TOWNSHIP
PLANNING COMMISSION
Thursday, September 22, 2011
7:00 p.m. at Township Hall
5833 E Division St. Newaygo, MI
The following proposed amendments are being recommended for changes to the Cro-
ton Township Zoning Ordinance.
SECTION 2.120 FENCES
A. All fences, artificial walls, or landscaping and plantings shall be so arranged that
they do not obstruct any water views or the clear vision of the traveling public on any
public street or intersection of any street, alley, driveway, parking lot or other access.
B. Fences shall not obscure vision at the right of way or property line of the lot or par-
cel on which it is placed. No fences are permitted within the public right-of-way.
1. Fences within the required front yard shall be of a type which is see-through in
nature (i.e. chain link), so as not to obscure vision at the right-of-way or property
line of the lot or parcel on which it is placed.
C. Fences shall not exceed six feet (6’) along the rear and side lot lines of an interior
lot and four feet (4’) along a front lot line. Fence height shall be measured from the
finished grade (elevation) of the ground immediately below the location of the fence.
There is no setback for a fence; however the fence must be placed on the inside of the
property line. Regulations differ for waterfront lots and corner lots.
1. A fence may be erected on a wall or berm; however the combined height of the
wall or berm and fence shall not exceed the allowable fence height.
D. All fences shall be constructed with the finished side facing the adjoining lot of
any abutting right-of-way with the support posts placed on the inside in a manner
which serves to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the neighborhood or surround-
ing area.
E. Fences shall be situated so as to ensure safe ingress and egress from any lot or
property in cases of emergency.
F. No fence shall be constructed so as to prevent normal maintenance on any existing
building.
G. No fence in the Water Overlay Zone or on a lot with frontage on a lake, river or tribu-
tary shall be located within thirty feet (30’) of the ordinary high water mark or within
ten feet (10’) of the break in the bank.
H. Unless specifically authorized elsewhere in this Ordinance, no fence, wall or screen
located within the side yard or rear yard in any Residential District shall exceed six feet
(6’) in height from the natural grade. Fences for Agricultural use may exceed the limi-
tations stated in the subparagraph, if necessary, for the containment of animals, but
only with a Special Land Use permit. Fences erected for the containment of animals
which are not native to the State of Michigan or which require a State or Federal permit
for said containment shall require a Special Land Use Permit. The conditions for the
Special Land Use Permit will be based on Federal or State requirements.
I. Barbed wire fence only permitted for agricultural fencing used for bona fide farming
for the containment of livestock. Except the reasonable use of barbed wire is allowed
along the top of security fences which protect the public or properties such as storage
yards, transfer stations, public utilities, impoundment lots, etc. On such fences the
barbed wire will be at least six feet (6’) above ground level.
J. On waterfront lots, fences, walls, screens and other structures that are located
between the main building and the waterfront shall be of an open air type and see-
through in nature (i.e. chain link). In addition, fences as permitted in paragraph G in
the Water Overlay District shall not exceed three feet (3’) in height along the break in
the bank.
K. Fences shall be maintained in good and safe condition and shall not be permitted
to fall into disrepair or become unsightly. Fences shall be used only for the purpose of
confinement or enclosure, or for decorative purposes.
1. Fences shall not be used for billboards or advertisement of any kind, or for
other purposes that are contrary to or inconsistent with their usual and custom-
ary uses.
L. The use of natural vegetation such as deciduous and coniferous trees, decorative
bushes and evergreens and other types of plantings are encouraged in place of fences
and walls or in combination with same; however they must meet the requirements as
set aside in paragraph A.
1. No fence or wall shall be constructed of used or discarded materials, includ-
ing but not limited to pallets, tree trunks, trash, tires, junk, cloth, canvas or any
similar type items. Used railroad ties may be used.
A copy of the Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance can be viewed during regular busi-
ness hours (Monday-Friday 8am-noon) at the Croton Township Clerk’s office.
All interested citizens are invited to appear in person or by agent or counsel. Written
comments may be sent prior to the hearing to address below.
Croton Township
5833 E Division Street
Newaygo, MI 49337
Attn: Tina Bono, Administrative Assistant
PIERSON TOWNSHIP CLEAN-UP DAY
WHEN: SATURDAY, Sept 10th, 2011
8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
WHERE: CENTRAL SANITARY LANDFILL
21545 CANNONSVILLE ROAD
(ACROSS FROM THE TOWNSHIP HALL)
AMOUNT: ONE PICK-UP TRUCK OR SMALL TRAILER
Entry Ticket: Proof of Residency or Property Ownership
UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS
Household Hazardous Waste; Oil Base Paint; Paint Thinners and
Cleaners; Bleaches; Ammonia, Pesticides, Insecticides; Most Liquid
Waste; Used Motor Oil; Batteries; All Yard Waste.
ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS
Appliances with Freon removed, must have EPA sticker and a
signed Evacuation Form.
NO TIRES UNLESS CUT IN HALF
( in any direction)
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Area Happenings run free of charge for non-profit groups.
Mail: The River Valley News Shopper, 491 W. Shaw, Howard City, MI 49329 • Fax: 231-937-4048
Email: rvshopper@pioneergroup.com • DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 12 NOON
Help is Available:
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, 5:30-
6:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm 12&12
12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm-Open, 7:00pm-
Closed (N/S) nonsmoking, 7:00pm-Alanon; Friday-All Open-12Noon, 7:00pm,
9:00pm; Saturday-All Open-8:30am, 10:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open-
9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm.; Friday-7:00pm-Young People of Addictions-Open.
Contact Sandy W. 616-636-8253. Last Thursday every month speakers meeting,
7:30pm. Arrive early if you want convenient parking.
Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug free).
Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell
Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous.
Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge
for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First
Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact 689-
6553, Marge.
Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays, 7pm,
United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS, BT)
Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St.
Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall.
Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984 Wilcox
Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line: If you are living
with physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, Call 1-800-374-WISE. Serving
Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem drinking,
please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to you - 652-
5574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only.
MORLEY: Open Meeting. Smoking allowed. 19180 Monroe, Morley. Call
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 887-
8508 (Spanish Speaking)
KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya 675-
7663
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 616-723-
5081, Wed. 7:30pm - O
GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. Front- 678-7508, Wed. 7:00pm - O.; Sun.
7:00pm - O
FREMONT: St Johns Episcopal, 124 Sullivan TUES., WEDS. & FRI.: Noon-O;
NCCS Building, 6308 S. Warner First SAT. of the month 6:30 Potlock 7:30
Speaker - O, SUN. 11:00am - O; Fremont Christian Church, 10 E. Elm MON. -
THURS. 12 Noon - O TUES. Al-Anon: 8:00pm SAT. 11AM - O.
Al-Anon: Tues. 8pm; Al-A teen: Tues. 8pm
NEWAYGO: St. Bartholomew Church, NS, 599 Brooks - Basement - John 924-
8027, Mon. 7:30pm - C; Step Mtg.; Thurs. 7:30pm - C
Newaygo Area Alano Club: 8406 Mason/M-37, Behind Tracy’s Custom River
Boats, just North of Speedway Unit #3. Mon. Noon (O), 7:30pm; Tues. Noon,
7:30pm; Wed. Noon, 7:30pm; Thurs. Noon, 7:30pm; Fri. Noon, 5:30pm (Men
only), 7:30pm (NON-Smoking - Women only – all types of recovery welcome);
Sat. Noon, 7:30pm (3
rd
Sat. of month is open, non-smoking, potluck dinner
6:30p, speaker meeting 7:30p, with game night following); Sun. 1:00pm, 7:30pm
(O).
WHITE CLOUD: Mental Health Bldg. - Basement, 1049 Newell - 689-1779-
Non-Smoking, Mon. & Wed. 8pm - C
SELF-HELP GROUP FOR EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL PROBLEMS:
Is your ability to function and live a normal life impaired because you have an
emotional or mental problem? Is stress, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks,
substance abuse or fear getting in the way of you being able to really “live”?
Newaygo County meeting, Fridays, 5:00pm, United Methodist Church, 240
Williams Street, White Cloud. For more information, call 689-7330, or toll-free,
1-800-968-7330.
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 @ 231-937-5686.
Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse meets at 7p.m. the second Thursday of each
month in the basement of the Mecosta County jail. Looking for new members. For
more information call (231) 796-0966.
Free Clothing for those in need - Seventh Day Adventist Church, 8060 M-46,
Lakeview, in the Community Building behind the church. Thursdays from 1-4pm.
Free Western Square Dance Lessons - Newaygo St. Bartholomew’s Church -
Thursday 3:30pm-6:00pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183.
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.
Library Happenings:
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.
The Friends of the Grant Area District Library will once again sell spaces on
the lawn of the library for the Grant City Wide Yard Sale to be held Sept. 10th from
9am-3pm. The spaces are being rented at the rate of $10 for a 10 by 10 foot space.
This is an ideal solution for those who live to far out of town to participate in the City
Wide Sale. The Library is located on Elder St. and offers a prime location for rent.
Reservations must be received 3 days prior to the event. Rental of the spaces must be
paid by Sept. 7th. No spaces will be available after Sept. 7th. So hurry and book your
spot today. Proceeds from the rentals go to benefit the Library. For more information
or to reserve your space, call the Library at 834-5713.
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.
“Book Talk” and “Signing” with Cedar Springs Author L.C. Timmerman.
Tues., September 20th at 6:30pm at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township
Library, 117 W. Williams St., Howard City. The Color of Night: The shocking, local
story of a young mother, a missing child and a cold-blooded killer. Mr. Timmerman
will discuss his family’s quest for answers to this devastating personal tragedy, and how
he and his wife have since become committed to giving unconditional love to foster
children. Hardcover books may be purchased for $20 ahead of time at the library or
that night at the program.
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.
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.
The Friends of Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library meet
the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9am in the community room at the library. We
welcome you to join us for food, fellowship and an opportunity to contribute to the
well being of our local library. The library is located at 117 W. Williams St., Howard
City, MI 49329. Phone 231-937-5575.
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.
Upcoming Events:
MCC’s Student Services is open late: Sidney-Montcalm Community College’s
Student Services department is open late. Hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 8am-
6pm and Wednesdays through Fridays 8am-4:30pm. Visit www.montcalm.edu or call
989-328-2111 for more information.
Lakeview Area Seniors will meet on Tuesday, September 6th at 1:00 PM at the
LV United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, Lincoln Avenue, Lakeview. There will
be cards, board games, snacks and conversation. Everyone welcome! At 2:00, Maria
Robertson from Metron Rehabilitation Services will present a program on services
available to our area seniors. Come and learn and have fun also.
SENIOR BOWLERS (55 and over) — Come, join the Senior Bowling League
(non-sanctioned) at Howard City Lanes on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM. Organizational
meeting on Sept. 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM at H.C. Lanes. Bowling to begin on Wednesday,
Sept. 14 at 1:00 PM. Come and enjoy “bowling for fun”.
Two auditions upcoming in Rockford: Rogue River Community Theatre is getting
ready for their Fall production. They will be holding auditions for “The Light of
Heaven’s Dove” a musical drama about the life of Christ. On Wed. Sept 7th from (6-
8:30pm) looking for actors, singers, musicians of all ages, adults, teens and children to
fill the roles of major characters in the drama. Try outs are at the Community Center,
8450 Shaner in Rockford. Please phone 874-5264 for more information. Actors del
Arte Ensemble (Adult) Dinner Theater group auditions for Shakespearen Comedy set
for Thurs. Sept 8th (6-8pm) at the Reformed Church at 4890 11 Mile Rd. Rockford.
The monthly Food Pantry at the Sheridan VFW Post 5065 and sponsored by
the Ladies Auxiliary of the Post will be open on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from
8:30am until noon in the basement of the VFW Post. Further information can be
obtained by calling the post at 989-291-9680.
A discussion of the 2011 One Book One County Montcalm selection “Look
me in the Eye: My life with Asperger’s” by John Elder Robinson, is Sept. 8 at
noon in room D305 in Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building in
Sidney. Everyone is welcome to participate. Admission is free. Visit www.montcalm.
edu/onebook.aspx or call 989-328-1236 for more information.
The Newaygo County Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled at the following locations
to distribute free food to individuals and families in need. Most food distributions
take approximately one hour. Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to
the scheduled delivery time. Bring your own container to hold 50 lbs. of food. You
will check in upon arrival unless otherwise stated. Thursday, September 8th, 3pm,
Amazing Grace Acres Church, Brohman; Saturday, September 10th, 10am, Pine
Grove Community Church, Howard City/Croton; Saturday, September 10th, 1pm,
First Christian Reformed Church, Fremont.
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: 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!
“The Child” documentary: 7pm, Sept. 10th, at Grace Community Church in
Fremont. Children will always need parental authority governing their lives; but who
will make those decisions – parents or government? Free Admission. 231-301-4021,
www.ParentalRights.org.
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 231-972-8518 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.
The next meeting for the Big Prairie Township Crime Watch is September
14 at 7pm at Big Prairie Township Hall. US Postal Inspector Gilli Webb will do a
presentation on Postal Fraud. Trustee Mary Anderson and Treasurer Janet Westfield
look forward to seeing our residents. For any information, call 689-1385 for more
information.
Rummage Sale: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr, Sand Lake.
September 15 &16. 616-636-5502.
Howard City Harvest Festival Arts and Crafts Show, Saturday September 17,
2011 at Ensley Park, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Booth space $20.00. For more information
visit us online: www.howardcity.org. or call Cheryl @ (231) 937-5686.
Harvest Festival 5k Run/5k Walk - LOCATION: Start and Finish at Edgerton
Upper Elementary on Main Street in Howard City. TIME: 5k Run/Walk begins at 9am
Saturday, September 17, 2011. Arrive early because there will be a festival happening
in Howard City and parking may be hard to find. COURSE: Fast and flat throughout
downtown Howard City. REGISTRATION: Mail in an entry form along with payment.
Race day registration, in front of Edgerton Upper Elementary, 412 Edgerton St. 7am-
8:30am. late registers cannot be guaranteed t-shirts. Pre-registered $20 postmarked
by September 9th, $25 race day registration. ENTRY FORM & INFORMATION:
www.howardcity.org or call Jacci Storey 616-644-1946. MAIL REGISTRATION TO:
Tri County Cross Country c/o Jacci Storey, 21338 Kendaville Rd., Howard City MI
49329. AWARDS: Trophies for the Overall Male/Female winners and Masters Overall
Male/Female winners. Top 3 in each Male and Female age division will earn a medal.
Blood Drive: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 10am-2pm, Heritage United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall, 1-866-MIBLOOD, miblood.org (now accepting 16 yr olds
with parental permission) Questions? Call Paul Eickenroth at 231-937-4310.
Thursday, Sept. 22nd, Support Still Waters Counseling Center by buying at
Kindel & Co. and Latitudes Roadhouse. Both are giving 15% of your purchase to
Still Waters. Enjoy a good meal and shop! Bring this notice with you to give to the
wait staff.
Please Join Us to support Cowden Lake Bible Academy’s (CLBA’S) Silent
Auction & Sale. Why: To help offset the rising cost of fuel to heat the building and
much needed building repair. When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 2pm. Where:
Coral Community Building, Coral, MI. If unable to attend, donations can be made to
CLBA and mailed to Sherry Elhert/School Auction, 4391 N. Bailey Rd. Coral, MI.
49322. For questions or Tax ID # contact the school at 231-354-6309.
Rockford Chapter Ducks Unlimited. Thursday, September 29, 2011, doors open
at 5:00pm. Rockford Sportsman Club, 11115 Northland Drive. To have fun and
support the preservation and restoration of wetlands in Michigan and throughout
North America. If you have questions, please contact either Ryan Wheeler or Tom
Hackbardt at 616-866-4666 .
Wildcat Pride Runfest: 10k-5k run/walk-1 mile track walk fun runs for kids, Sunday,
October 2nd, 2011, 2pm Start Time. Course: Lakeview High School (KOS Field)
9800 Youngman Rd., Lakeview, MI 48850. Entry Fee: All early registrants will receive
a race packet, raffle ticket for door prizes, t-shirt (indicate size on entry form). Late
registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Pre-registration by September 25th, 2011.
Kids runs 1-9 Free, 5k run/walk $20, 10k run $20. Packet pick up: early pick up and
late registration - Saturday , Oct. 1st, 4:30-7pm at Lakeveiw High School, Race day
pick up and registration - Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 11:30am-1pm at Lakeview High School.
Awards: Overall Male, Female and Masters. Age group awards to the top 3 places
in each male/female group in the 5k and 10k run events. Ways to Register: www.
wildcatpriderunfest.com or fill out an entry form with payment to: Wildcat Pride
Runfest, 5451 Hillman Rd., Lakeview, MI. 48850. For more information contact:
Michelle Outman 616-824-9100.
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-
MONDAY,SEPTEMBER5,2011•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 11
050 Help Wanted
THE CITY OF Evart Downtown Devel-
opment Authority has an opening for a
part-time Director who will lead the orga-
nization's business and community devel-
opment efforts focused on the Evart DDA
District. Under the general direction of the
DDABoard, the Director is responsible for
the initiation and promotion of programs
to improve, preserve, and enhance the
DDADistrict as well as promoting the over-
all appearance and economic viability
of the District. The DDA Director is
expected to have education and experi-
ence in one or more of the following
areas: business development, econom-
ic development, strategic planning, mar-
keting, real estate development, and
community organization. Please send
cover letter and resume to: DDASearch
POBox 668 Evart, MI 49631-0668 by Fri-
day, September 16, 2011. Please call 231-
734-6119 for more information. The
Evart DDAis an EOE employer.
090 Business
Services
CUSTOM DESIGNED AND built for
you by Percy's Post-Frame Buildings.
616-874-9225
DEER PROCESSING: CUSTOM knife
cut, jerky, rolled roasts, vacuum sealed.
989-352-6344. 7176 Shmeid Rd. Lake-
view. $65.00 basic.
LOOK!!! I PAY $$CASH$$ for
mobile homes.
call 231-580-3156.
MIKE'S SMALL ENGINE Repair
*Lawn Mowers*
*Weed Eaters*
*Chainsaws*
Any Small Engine Repair!
231-642-1742
YOUR LOCAL
INTERNET Provider!
$18.45/month
Unlimited Dial-up
(231)592-9877
www.net-port.com
PAINTING SERVICES: INTERIOR-
Exterior, Your paint or ours. We brush and
roll. (989)854-0943, Joe Engle
ROOFING: ALL TYPES
Repairs & Leaks. Free Estimates
20yrs. experience
Licensed/Insured
(616)636-8288
Ensley Roofing, LLC
Day Care
PRESCHOOL OPENINGS FOR 3 & 4
year old's at Kids Korner, 130 Muen-
scher St., Howard City. Classes 2, 3 or 5
days per week from 9am to Noon. State
Licensed Teacher with Michigan Teach-
ing Certificate. Call 231-937-5765 to reg-
ister.
100 Pets & Supplies
POMERANIAN PUPPIES: 3-MALES/1-
FEMALE, unusual colors, vet checked,
1st shots. $400/each. 231-834-1861.
110 For Rent
2 BEDROOM APARTMENT
$500/month, plus deposit & utilities, no
pets. Amble 231-937-5206.
2-BEDROOM DUPLEX, 1-YEAR lease,
large yard, close to BR, no pets. Starting
$525/month. Gary 231-796-4564
COMING HOME!
LEASE your home
from only $649/month.
Security deposit from $299.
1st Month Free Rent
All appliances, washer/dryer.
Call Sun Homes
at Village Trails.
888-284-9098.
www.4villagetrails.com
EHO Expires 9/30/2011
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Elder Issues. Legal Answers. E
Certificate Holder Estate Planning
Protection planning for your health, welfare and finances.
Attorney Jeanne L. Jerow
Howard City • 231-937-9180
Experienced Trust Attorney
• Trust & Probate Estates
• Trust Plans and Tax Advantages
• Avoid Probate
• Estate Planning
• Guardianships
• Wills & Living Wills
• Medical Directives
• Nursing Home Assistance
RECYCLE
Local Full Service Mobile Recycling Centers
Paper • Glass • Metal • Plastic 1 - 7
All containers must be clean.
All types of household batteries will be accepted
(For example: Alkaline, nickel, cadmium, cell
phone, and button batteries)
NO lead acid automotive batteries.
For questions please contact MSU Extension office at
989-831-7500
Attendants will also be on site.
Howard City: 2nd Tuesday of
the month 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
& 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.
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
Helping Hands needs to raise approximately $150,000 for its new facil-
ity and currently has raised approximately $25,000 of that total. If 1,000
people and organizations were to donate $100 to the Helping Hands Build-
ing Fund, we would be nearly there.
Would you be 1 of a 1,000? Please complete the attached donation form and
send with your check to Helping Hands, Inc. PO Box 532, Howard City, MI
49329. Any questions can be directed to (231) 937-6758. Thank you.
Donor Name ________________________________________
Donation Amount $ _______________________________________
Street Address ________________________________________
City & Zip ________________________________________
Phone # ________________________________________
e-mail ________________________________________
______ I prefer my donation be used for general operations
Donations may provide tax benefit – please consult a qualified tax professional
WILL YOU BE
H l i H d d i i l $150 000 f i f il
WIIIILLLLL YYYYOOOOUU BBBBEEE
1of 1,000?
PLAZA IV
HAIR CARE
Located Next To Leppinks Food Center • Howard City
(231) 937-5988
HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 9 - 7; Sat. 9 - 4
WILD & WACKY
EVERY WEDNESDAY
SPECIAL
HAIRCUTS
$
8
Save $4 Off Regular $12 Haircut
$
5 OFF
ANY ONE
SERVICE
With this coupon. Good September 5 - September 10, 2011
OF $30 OR MORE.
We have
feathers!
KENT THEATRE
8 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs
616-696-7469
www.kenttheatre.org
Sept. 9, 10, & 11
“WINNIE THE POOH”
Fri. 6 & 9 PM, Sat. 3, 6, & 9 PM, Sun. 3 & 6 PM
Tickets: $3.00
SEPTEMBER COUPON
FREE SMALL POPCORN
with the purchase of a large pop.
Limit one coupon per purchase per person.
September 30, 2011
GUNS/VEHICLES/BOAT: Reming-
ton Auto Master 878 12 ga Shotgun
SN56758L Engraved Wood Stock,
Remington 7400 30:06 Semi Auto w/
Scope Wood Stock SN 8028580
2001 Lincoln Continental 29,858 Miles/
Leather Interior/ 4 Door /Inside Im-
maculate/Vin # 1LNHM97V41Y651790,
1994 GMC 1500 ½ Ton/4WD Pick Up/
118,115 Miles Extend Cab/Reese Hitch/
Topper/ Vin# 1QTEK19K7RE532839,
1987 28’ Class A Motor Home/ 48,786
Miles/ Top Air Conditioner Unit/Onan
Generator/ 16’ Awning, 1984 Harbor-
craft 18’ Speedboat w/ Trailer/ Merc
Cruiser 140 10 Engine/ 591 hours/
Hummingbird Fish Finder/ Cover/EZ
Loader Trailer (w/ Reserve)
GARGAGE: Car Ramps, Battery Char-
ger, 36 Rod Shelf, and More!
COLLECTIBLES/HOUSEHOLD: Hazel
Atlas Depression Era Pastel Modern-
tone Platonite Dishes, Pink Green and
Yellow Depression Pieces, Hobnail,
Red Ruby Fire King, Avon Collectibles,
Sets of Dishes, #183 McCoy Cookie
Jar, 4 Coca Cola Cookie Jars, Large Nut
Crackers, Brass Figurines, Several Re-
cord Albums, Bud Lite Beer Tap, Lord
of Rings Goblets, Many Scrapbooks
of Old Comics, Vintage Pastel Dishes
(Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, each with
sets of 3), Depression Glass Pedestal
Cake Plate and Cover, Vases, Dishes of
all Kinds, Cabbage Dishes, Many Deco-
rating Pieces, Lap Trays, Figurines, Col-
lector Plates, Chandeliers, Soup Terrain,
Set of 10 Heavenly Host Plates, Candle
Sticks, Kids Art Sets, Beanie Babies,
Large Bottles, Glass Sugar Dispensers,
Canner, Many Old Books, Pictures, Records, Old Globe,
Collector Cars, Sports Memorabilia, Currier and Ives Tiered
Dish, Indian Totem Pole ( approx. 22”), Tin Box, Homer
Laughlin Bowls, Snack Sets, Asst Boyd’s Bear Collectibles,
Little Tykes Swing, Gibson Set of Dishes for 16, Asst Chil-
dren’s Books, Many Coca Cola Collectibles (Old and Newer),
Wicker Baby Carriage, Oil Lamp, Noritake Ivory china, Cut
Glass, Franklin Heirloom Porcelain Doll, and More!
FURNITURE: Victrola (Humophone-Plays Well), Solid Oak Dressers and Night
Stands, Lighted Buffet China Cabinet, Oak Table w/ 2 Leaves and 6 Chairs,
Vending Machine, Small Secretary, White Rotary Sewing Machine, Portable
Sewing Machine (Brother), Floral Love Seat, Three Twin Size Bed Headboards,
Wing Back Recliner, 5’ Coca Cola Bottle Cooler, Eureka Vacuum Bravo II, and
More!
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This Sale has a Large Variety of Collectibles, Tools, Fur-
niture and More, Including a large and final portion of the Susan McDowell
Estate. This is a partial list. 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.
Collectibles, Tools & Furniture
AUCTION
DATE: SAT., SEPT. 10 @ 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: 5983 S. Warner (Sale Center) • Fremont
DIRECTIONS: Main St. in Fremont East to blinker light (by
high school), go South on Stewart (turns into Warner Ave.)
to Sale Center.
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS AUCTION, NICE AND CLEAN,
MANY INTERESTING THINGS.
www.auctionconnectioninc.com
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Canadian Lakes
ESTATE SALE: Canadian
Lakes-7 Mile and Mayfair area.
Sept. 10-11. Guns, reloading
supplies, gunsmithing
tools/woodworking tools,
ammunition, furniture.
Newaygo
Garage Sale: Newaygo Wood
Stove Shop, Sept 9 & 10.
Collectible finds from storage
units, cultured stone, books,
clean/nice clothing for
woman, teens and men, much
more.
110 For Rent
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
one and two bedroom, ground floor
apartment homes at quiet, secluded
Oakwood Manor Apartments in Bald-
win. Heat, water and sewer included in
rent. Walking distance to downtown.
Elderly Community - Subsidized
Housing. Barrier-free units available.
Rent based on income. Income limits
apply. On site daily lunch program,
Mon. - Fri. Call 231-745-2582. TDD
800-649-3777.
www.kmgprestige.com/oakwoodmanor
or linda.lange@kmgprestige.com
Equal Housing Opportunity.
E-mail your
classified ad to
rvshopper
@pioneergroup.com
EAST OF WHITE Cloud off 20th, 2BR,
well-insulated, fireplace. Natural Gas.
$550/mo. (989)352-6761 or (231)414-
3011
HOWARD CITY: 3 bedroomdown-
stairs apartment. $675/month, plus
deposit & utilities. Available first of
September. No Pets allowed. Seri-
ous renters need only apply.
(231)937-5327.
HOWARD CITY: DUPLEX apartment,
One bedroom, 2 bath. Includes wash-
er/dryer. No pets. $525/month. 231-218-
4221.
LOT FOR RENT: for doublewide, 1
acre/croton area, 100/week, utilities on site.
517-546-4887 or 517-775-7714.
MORLEY MOTEL
DAILY Rooms from $40, Weekly
rooms from $165. Includes utilities.
No Deposit. (231)856-7820.
1 BEDROOM, RENT includes utilities, 1
year lease. No pets, $500/month. On
site manager. (231)465-4049
NEWLY RENOVATED! 4-BED-
ROOM, 1-bath Cottage. Deeded
lake access on Maston Lake. Rent-
to-Own, $5000 down! $700/month.
(517)712-2392.
SHADYLAWN MOTEL: Sand Lake, MI.
Special rates. Furnished cabin with kitch-
enette $113.25/week. Furnished small cab-
ins, $96.60/week. (Above prices include
utilities) Call for availability (616)696-
0386, or (616)638-5658. If no answer, call
(616)636-8967.
115 Commercial
Space
FOR LEASE: 1800 sq. ft. commercial
building in Howard City. 616-291-7556.
PRIME LOCATION ONOld-131, Howard
City. 2100 sq. ft., paved parking. Contact
231-206-0157 or 231-206-7035.
160 Real Estate
2001 FLEETWOOD 14X70 3-bedroom,
2-bath, central-air, all appliances. Great
shape, $12,500. call 231-580-3156.
HOWARD CITY AREA Country home,
5% land-contract, 2-1/2 wooded lot, pond
w/fish, 3Bedroom/2Bath-central air, 2-
stall garage, Black top Cutler Road.
$108,000. 10% down, no closing cost.
231-937-9193.
THE
RIVER VALLEY
NEWS SHOPPER
491 W. Shaw (M-82)
Howard City
(231)937-4740
Open Monday-Thurs-
day
9am-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm
For all of your
advertising needs!
12
Prostate Screening Clinic
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital
Wednesday, September 14, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Medical Specialty Center
Presented by Dr. George Carothers
Minimal $10 fee
Appointments encouraged. Please call 989.352.7211.
Medical Specialty Center - Kelsey Hospital
420 Washington Avenue
Lakeview, MI 48850
spectrumhealth.org/kelsey
You Eat What You Are
It is fairly easy to understand that our body becomes what we eat. But to understand that “we eat what we are” we have
to look at how we select food.
In ancient days, many times there was not much choice. We ate when food was available and there were frequently
periods of starvation. Today, most of us have an abundance of choices. If we had no outside influences we would choose
food that we needed. Some parents are horrified because their child eats dirt. Really that child is deficient in minerals and
is trying to get them by eating the sand. Studies have shown that children will select healthy foods until they are “taught”
to select foods by taste.
Parental modeling and television advertising are the two big influences on how children select food. Children learn by
watching their parents. Remember that saying? “What you do speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say!!” So if a child
sees coffee, pop, sweets, alcohol, prepackaged food, etc. all the time that is what they will learn to eat. I see children in
my office that would rather have an apple than a piece of candy. Why? Parental influence!! These children are modeling
the healthy choices of their parents.
I also know children whose favorite place to eat is McDonalds. Now, we know it is not because of the exquisite cuisine.
They want a “Happy Meal”. Why? Highly successful advertising!! The Fast Food industry is very good at marketing to children.
They know that if the kids nag enough, the parents will take them to McDonalds (or what ever burger joint is offering the
best prize that week).
The bottom line is: we select food based on our thoughts. I often see a thin person in a cafeteria saying, “I can eat
anything I want and never gain a pound”. Then there is the person who says, “This dessert will make we gain 10 pounds”.
Both are right. What we say and how we think about food has a huge impact on our systems. I often
have heard patients who are struggling with their weight say things like, “I sometimes find myself
eating without even realizing I am doing it and I am not even hungry”. These are examples of how
our automatic thoughts have an impact on our body, our weight, and on our over-all health.
So, if our automatic thoughts influence our food selection, we need to look at where we are.
If everything is good, there is no need to change. But, if we have allergies, are over weight, have
joint problems, experience asthma, fight diabetes, maybe we need to change our thinking. Learn
to eat consciously and decide purposefully what to eat and how much to eat. Stop just eating
automatically. Things like hypnosis can help change our automatic thought process, but thinking
and choosing with awareness and purpose is really a better approach. It puts us in control and gives
us a sense of mastery over our selves. The more control we can have over these simple things the
better outcomes we can have in our whole lives.
Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 13
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$
19,995
2007 GMC YUKON SLT
Leather, Quad Seats, Loaded
$
11,995
2004 FORD F150 XLT
4x4, V8, Loaded.
$
11,995
2003 H.D. Road King
Screaming Eagle. Loaded. Sharp!
$
10,995
2002 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
LT 4x4. Third Seat, Loaded
$
23,995
2004 DODGE SPRINTER
10 Pass., Diesel, Dual A/C.
$
3,995
1999 GMC SAFARI AWD
V6, Auto., Local Trade.
WE HAVE RV’S IN STOCK!
616.754.6800
COMPLETE INVENTORY AT: www.RandyMerrenAuto.com *See dealer for details.
2 MILES NORTH OF
GREENVILLE ON M-91
$4,995 & UP with less than 100,000 Miles
receive
Drive Train Warranty • Call for Details
*Payments Based on Tax, title, Plate, Doc Down.
$
13,995
2006 FOREST RIVER SALEM
5th Wheel, Rear Living, Full Slide, A/C, Clean
$
8,995
2004 LAYTON LAKEVIEW
Front BDRM, Rear Living, Mid Kit. Slide
$
19,500
2003 BISON 826 ASGP
4 Horse Slant, Rear Tack, Full Living Quarters.
$
7,995
2008 POLARIS RANGER
XP 4x4, Limited Edition.
$
4,995
2007 QUICKSILVER POPUP
Toy Hauler, A/C, Sink
$
17,495
2005 FOREST RIVER SANDPIPER
Rear Living, A/C, Front Bdrm., Spacious
$
6,995
2002 LAYTON 253 SLIDEOUT
Rear Bathroom, A/C, Local One Owner Trade
$
11,995
2005 GULFSTREAM CONQUEST
Quad Bunks, Front Bedroom, A/C
$
12,995
2007 FOREST RIVER WILDWOOD
Two Slides, Bunk House, A/C
$
15,995
2005 FLEETWOOD GEARBOX
300 Toy Hauler, Slps 8, 3 Axle, Awning
$
7,495
2009 SUZUKI V-STROM 650
Hard Saddle, Bags & Trunk.
$
18,995
2005 SANDPIPER
3 Slides, Rear Living Area, Very Big Inside.
$
14,995
2007 TIMBERLAND TIMBERLODGE
Upper Level Bunk House, Frnt BR, Full Slide
$
23,995
2009 KEYSTONE COUGAR
32’, 3 Slides, Front Bunks, Rear Bedroom.
$
13,995
2006 COACHMEN SPIRIT OF AMERICA
Bunk House, Full Slide
$
14,995
2008 SATURN AURA XE
V6, Auto., Leather, Moonroof.
$
12,995
2007 DODGE CHARGER
AWD, V6, Loaded.
$
13,995
2006 CHEVY SILVERADO
LS, 4x4, V8, Loaded.
$
13,995
2005 CHRYSLER 300C
V8, Hemi, Leather, Power Moonroof, Loaded
$
10,995
2008 JEEP PATRIOT
Sport, Auto., AC.
$
8,995
2004 BUICK CENTURY
V6, Auto, Very Clean
$
10,995
2006 FORD FREESTYLE
FWD, Leather, 3rd Seat, Loaded
$
6,495
2006 CHEVROLET AVEO
AWD, V6, Loaded
$
12,995
2008 DODGE CARAVAN
SE, 3.3 V6, Loaded.
$
11,995
2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Overland. V8, Leather, Loaded, 4x4.
$
13,995
2008 DODGE AVENGER
SXT, Auto., Loaded, 48,000 Miles.
$
14,995
2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS
V8, Auto, Leather, Moonroof
$
12,995
2009 SATURN VUE FWD
Auto, Loaded, AWD
$
10,995
2008 JEEP LIBERTY RENEGADE
4x4, V6, Auto, Loaded
$
13,995
2003 CHEVROLET 2500 HD
V8, Auto., Local Trade.
$
10,995
2005 BUICK LaCROSSE
CXS, V6, Leather, Loaded
$
10,995
2005 CHEVY EQUINOX
AWD, Loaded.
14 RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER•MONDAY,SEPTEMBER5,2011
RIVER VALLEY COMBO
Tri-County Shopper • River Valley Shopper
Pioneer East Shopper • Monday Pioneer
Reach Over 60,000 Homes!
15 Words ~ $35.00
Additional words 35¢ each per week.
Call or Go Online
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160 Real Estate
Acreage
5-20 ACRES, STARTING
at $19,900., $500. down,
$250./mo.
BIG RAPIDS, MORLEY
or BLANCHARD
(231)629-2944 or
(616)204-4550.
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.
Home For Sale
TRI-COUNTY SCHOOLS: 3-BED-
ROOM, 1-1/2 baths, 2-stall garage, Lit-
tle Whitefish Lake Access. Land Contract,
$89,000. 231-519-2574.
160 Real Estate
Waterfront
NEWAYGO HESS LAKE Channel,
newly remodeled 3-bedroom, year-round-
home, family/living room, fireplace.
$129,000. 616-566-1328 or 616-446-
7245.
170 Items
for Sale
14 FT. TRAMPOLINEgood condition, Big
Rapids $75.00 (231)796-5455.
1994 FORD ASPIREselling whole car for
parts $400 OBO (231)796-8524.
30" LP GAS range, excellent condition.
$300. Craftsman 28", 9HP, walk-behind
snowblower. $500. 517-610-1450, Irons.
Winter Cleaning?
And now have
stuff to sell?
Let our Classified Ads
help you out! Call
THE RIVER VALLEY NEWS
SHOPPER
231-937-4740
170 Items
for Sale
ANDY’S
TREE SERVICE
TREE WORK OF
ALL KINDS
Specializing around
power lines & houses
Serving Montcalm,
Newaygo, Kent
& Mecosta Counties
& more!
WE ACCEPT ALL
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
www.andystreeservice.com
FREEESTIMATES
FULLY INSURED
800-982-4540
“We go all over!!”
170 Items
for Sale
BUNKBED WITH MATTRESS. Solid
oak, very nice. Sturdy too! $89/com-
plete. www.Hammondwholesale.com.
320 W. Main Street, Carson City.
(989)584-1600. See us on Facebook.
We deliver too!
ELECTRIC MOTOR 1-1/2 HP3450 RPM
120 or 240 volts, like new condition
$75.00 (231)823-2683.
KENMORE REFRIGERATOR/STOVE
SET. 2006 model, white, frost free. Runs
great. New $900, sell $199 for both.
www.hammondwholesale.com. 320 W.
Main Street, Carson City. (989)584-1600.
See us on Facebook. We deliver too!
LP HOT WATER heater, 40 gal., like
new. $350. O.B.O. 231-745-3809.
NEW 1 PAINT by number kit of canoe on
lake, acrylic. $11.00 Great hobby.
(231)734-0360.
DON'T PAYHIGHheating bills. Eliminate
them with an OUTDOOR WOOD FUR-
NACE from Central Boiler. Call today
(231)-924-7946
170 Items
for Sale
NEWAYGO WOOD STOVE Shop: Best
deals on wood, pellet or gas stoves and
fireplaces. Lopi-Avalon-Fireplace Xtro-
dinaire, FireChief indoor and outdoor
furnaces. Marthwood pellets. 8639
Mason Dr. Newaygo, MI. 49337. 231-652-
1546.
NIKON SPOTTING SCOPE $300.
(231)796-3471.
NORDIC HOT TUB Sale: All colors and
styles. Hot tub covers and chemicals.
Newaygo Wood Stove Shop.
8639 Mason Dr. Newaygo. 231-652-
1546.
REBUILT COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS:
Also Computer repair & virus removal.
Reasonable Rates. (231)856-7883
RIFLE, 270 RAPTORwith scope, shoots
very well, can test if needed. $220.
(231)796-1874, Jeff.
STOVE GRATES, GLASS, Gasket for
many stove brands, Englander pellet
parts. Newaygo Wood Stove Shop. 8639
Mason Dr. Newaygo. 231-652-1546.

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Time 2 Travel
Gregory’s Grill / Mancino’s
MOISD Great Start
Bleeker Insurance Agency
FSU University Advancement
Mecosta County Medical Center
General Mills Yoplait
Grandpa’s
Cran-Hill Ranch
WalMart
Meijer
Sunny 97.3
WGLM 106.3
Big Rapids Radio Network
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DW Video & Multimedia
Kerkstra’s Portable Toilets
A.C. METAL SALES
231-924-1204
POLE BARN METAL
RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL ROOFS & SIDING
18 Colors Available, Cut To Your Length.
Standing Seam/Hidden Fastener Roofing
Custom Metal Trim Accessories In Stock.
Energy Star
Tax Credits on Roofs.
Call for details.
Three-Day Consignment AUCTION
6227 S. Greenville Rd., GREENVILLE, MI. • One Mile North of Greenville at the ABC Storage Facility
Registration and Inspection Thursday beginning 11:00 am and Fri/Sat beginning 7:30 am
Buyer’s Premium of 10% on all purchases!
Greenville Consignment Auction - We have a huge 100’x300’ indoor building full of Tools, Sporting Goods & Guns, Tractors, Antiques, Furniture
& Household, Craft & Material Store Closeout and Restaurant Equipment. Articles from several estates and businesses. This is a large, well-
diversified sale that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS! For 1000’s of pictures and details visit our website at www.MerrittAuctionService.com. We
will have 2-3 auctioneers selling at one time. Due to overwhelming response we will sell in three days.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ 1:00PM
Estate of Tom Leach of Newaygo, MI formerly of Greenville
Complete contents of his home including Furniture & Household Goods; Play Station 2 & Games; Xbox Games; Yamaha Digital
Keyboard; Ant. Oak Wall Phone; Redskin Tobacco Spittoon; Motorized Cement Mixer; Craftsman 10” Table Saw; Tools; 4hp Estate
Trimmer; Agri-Fab Pull Behind Broadcast Spreader; Paddle Boat; Hunting &Fishing Goods; Camping Equipment; Gun Cabinet; Office
Equipment; & So Much More!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 @ 9:00AM.
Closeout of 2 Craft & Material Supply Stores, Household, Variety of Antiques, Smalls, Collectibles & Furniture in various needs of
restoration. A tremendous amount of Antique Lamps & Parts. At 11:00am Coca-Cola cooler, Krispy Kreme Display and Restaurant
Equipment.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 @ 9:00AM
Great variety of antiques & collectibles; Blue-Bird & Little Girl Pictures; Glassware’s; Furniture; Tools; At 12:00pm: 1951 John Deere B
tractor, 1975 Massey Ferguson 135 tractor, (2) Trailers, 2007 Polaris Sportsman 4x4 Quadrunner Sharp!, (8) pcs of 3 pt Equipment,
old 3pt Road Grader; old Gravity Wagon; Gas Powered Arc Welder; Guns including 2 Winchester 1897 12 ga, others; Tools; 1:00pm:
Miscellaneous Coins; 2:00pm Variety of Gold & Silver & Costume Jewelry. And So Much More!
(616) 754-9437
www.MerrittAuctionService.com
Keith & Terri Grannis, Proprietors
P. O. Box 332, 230 E. Edgerton, Howard City, MI 49329,
616-260-3032
zelliesopryhouse@gmail.com
Doors open 6:00 p.m.
Toe tappin’ & hand clappin’ commences at 7:00 p.m.
Admission $5
Join us for a night of the
Gospel good stuf featuring:
Terry Winright & Friends
Kari Anne & Lost Cree�
Zelie’s Opry House Band
“Sing praises unto the Lord...”
GOSPEL MUSIC
NIGHT
Friday, September 9
www.zelliesopryhouse.com
Proudly Presents
Terry Winrigh�
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Fall Festival
September 9th & 10th
Fall Festival Scheduled Events
Friday Night, September 9
Time Event Location
8pm-12am “MAIN STREET” American Legion
6pm-1am Entertainment Tent American Legion
$5.00 entry fee – MUST BE 21
Saturday, September 10
7-10am Mason’s Breakfast High School
Kid’s Used Book Sale High School
8am-?? Community Wide Garage Sales
8am Rocket Football Games (if at home) High School
10am-1pm Kids Used Book Sale Middle School
MC Flair Women’s Expo Tyrone Twp. Hall
10am-2pm Car, Truck & Bike Show Leaver Park
We encourage you to bring what you drive!
10am PARADE Main Street
Grand Marshalls - Bert & Bertha Rose
FREE Hot Dogs (during the Parade) Baptist Church
12-2pm Kid’s Street Fair Baptist Church
12pm Truck and Tractor Pull Behind Fire Barn
$10.00 adults/kids 9 and under free
Food Booths at the track Tyrone Twp. Fire Dept.
6pm-1am Entertainment Tent American Legion
$3.00 entry fee – MUST BE 21
8pm-12am “GENERATION GAP” American Legion
1 Hour Prior Concessions for purchase Kent City PTCO
to Fireworks
DUSK FIREWORKS High School
Football Field
Special Sponsors: Choice One Bank & Tyrone Twp. Fire Dept.
TOLL FREE 877-663-5102
Minutes West of US-131 on M-46
www.kentcityford.com
kentequipment.com
220 Stanley St. (M-37 • Casnovia
1-877-675-5368
• Rentals
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Check Out Our Prices On New Radiators
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1-888-834-5667
Call Pat Gardner
316 S. Maple (M-37) • Grant
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Equipment
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FIND THE HIGHEST PAYING GOLD BUYER YOU CAN.
WE WILL PAY YOU $2 MORE PER GRAM!
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OPEN MON. - FRI. 9 AM - 6 PM, SAT. 9 AM - 3 PM
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Fresh Apples, Cider and More!
Junction of M-37 & M-46
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Farm Market
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Show me the money. Granting a conservation ease-
ment during your lifetime will allow you to take a
federal income tax deduction of up to 30%, spread
over 5 years. Farmers may also be entitled to a re-
fundable tax credit against state income tax. And,
after-death grants are possible. They lower the tax
on your estate. You aren’t paid money for the ease-
ment, but you save money.
Keep land in the family. Usually, following the
easement donation the property taxes drop because
the assessor must reassess the property since the
landowner’s value has been reduced by the value of
the easement given away. There is also a 15 cent per
acre discount in property taxes due for certain types
of commercial forests if the forest will be subject to
a sustainable forestry conservation easement. Thus,
land will be more likely to stay in the family, being
less saleable as less usable, and, property taxes will
be greatly reduced - nice benefits.
How does it work? First find a recipient who wants
the easement. Then hire the experts to handle the
creation of the easement. When all is said and done,
the landowner keeps possession of the land and the
recipient owns most of the development rights.
Rights have strings attached. The recipient’s
rights are restricted. They must either (a) limit what
the recipient can do with the land, for example pro-
hibit removing structures or natural formations and
developing it for residential use, or (b) obligate the
recipient to do something. Examples: protect the
natural beauty or scenic vistas, assure its availabil-
ity for agricultural use and farming, or maintain and
enhance the existing water quality.
Three essential characteristics. Conservation
easements are perpetual and irrevocable. Second,
the recipient must qualify as a local, state or federal
body or a charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Lastly,
the easement’s purpose must be one of these four:
Outdoor recreation or education of the general pub-
lic (hiking, boating, preserve, fishing, swimming,
etc.); protection of a relatively natural habitat (such
as for parks, wildlife, ecosystems, refuges, etc.);
preservation of open space (farm- or forest-land
yielding a significant scenic view, etc.); historic
preservation (near an historic district or meeting the
National Register’s requirements).
The Cost. Costs are small compared with savings,
but they are many. An attorney structures and writes
the easement documents. Title work declares you
hold unfettered title. A CPA prepares tax returns. A
surveyor might be needed. It might cost to reacquire
severed gas or mineral rights the recipient wants. If
the easement is for forest management, you pay for
a stewardship or management plan. Understandably
the recipient may also require you to donate money
for a land management fund.
Being Popular. National Land Trust Census data
showed that state and local land trusts possessed
conservation easements over more than 6 million
acres in 2005 compared with just over 2 million
acres in 2000. Since 2009, over ½ million acres
have been protected in Michigan.
Beautiful Michigan, beautiful music. Conserva-
tion Easements help preserve Michigan’s beauty,
while savings and benefits are beautiful music to
your ears. If you own large or unusual tracts of
land that you love and want to preserve, consider a
conservation easement.
Jeanne Jerow practices Real Estate law, maintains a certificate
in Estate Planning, focuses on Divorce & Custody, Elder Law,
and Auto Injuries. Reach her at bigrapidslawyer.com. Remem-
ber if you read it here it’s not your personal legal advice. Don’t
depend on it.
Understanding Michigan
Conservation Easements
(Or, save money & keep your land in the family)
By Jeanne L. Jerow, Attorney, Counselor, Mediator • Howard City
5428 W. 64th • Fremont 231-924-5106
Monday-Friday 8-5:30,
Saturday 8-3:00, Sunday closed
SALE STARTS
MONDAY,
AUGUST 29
8:00 a.m.
Discover the Mellema Magic!
IT’S TIME FOR A SALE!!!
Prices Are Falling . . . . Just in time
for your Labor Day planting
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Daylilies ......30
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Small Fruit ..20
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Chemicals .. 15% OFF
Roses ..........50
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Fruit Trees..20
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Shrubs ........20
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Aquatics ..25-50
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Statuary ... 10% OFF
MEMO
Hardy fall mums are here!
Container Spruce & Pine
3-5’ ... 20% off
Garden Center Merchandise
15% OFF
All mulches on sale!
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Sat., Sept. 10, 2011 • 10:00 a.m.
Located: West of Lakeview OR East of Howard City on M-46 to Gravel Ridge Rd.,
South to Lake Montcalm Rd., West to Auction at: 12602 W. Lake Montcalm Rd.,
Coral, MI. (Montcalm County) Follow Auction Signs.
IH Hit & Miss Engine • Old Wheel Horse Rider • Farm Primatives • Lumber •
JD M Tractor • Farmall A Tractor • JD 140 Lawn Tractor • Power Tools • Old
Woodworking Tools • Depression Glass • Misc. Household Items • Musical In-
struments.
For a complete listing please visit web site or call for a flyer.
This will be a large all day auction selling with two rings most of the day.
Jerry & Natalie Young, Owners
Petersen Auction Service
A Family Tradition Providing Quality Service Since 1934
Please, NO calls after 9 p.m.
Mike 616-984-2573 Mark 616-984-5122
www.petersenauction.com
This little cutie was lost
and taken to the shelter
on August 17th. We hope
somebody is looking for
this great girl. Hunter is
a Treeing Walker Coon-
hound, about 2 years
old and weighs about
30 pounds. Her coat is a
lemon with white and she
is very sweet. Her adop-
tion date is August 24th,
unless her old owner
claims her. ID# 11/08/35
added 08/18/2011
Go to
www.petfinder.com/shelters/montcalm.html
for a full list of adoptable animals.
Hours: Mon. 3 - 6 pm;
Tu, W, Th. 12 Noon - 6 pm; Fri. 3 - 6 pm.
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.
154 W. Quarterline St. • Stanton
Have lots of love but not a lot of room?
Volunteers are always appreciated!
Selling at 3:30 PM Outside ......... TOP
Hay ................................................$4.10
Straw ............................................$2.70
Round Bales ................................$39.00
Feeder Pigs ...................................... N/A
Wood ............................................... N/A
Livestock selling at 5:30 PM
SHEEP & GOATS
Fat Lambs .................................$185.00
Feeder Lambs ...........................$200.00
Ewes ...........................................$80.00
Goats/selling by head ................$145.00
CALVES
Started Calves ...........................$115.00
Back to Farm Deacons ..............$105.00
FEEDER CATTLE
Choice Steers 250-400# ............$112.00
Choice Steers 400# & up ..........$110.00
Choice Heifers ...........................$108.00
Holstein Steers 250-400# .........$105.00
Holstein Steers 400# & up ........$100.00
HOGS .................................. TOP
Hogs 200-230# ...........................$78.00
Hogs 230-250# ...........................$78.50
Ruffs ...........................................$66.00
Boars ..........................................$35.00
SLAUGHTER CATTLE
Choice Steers ............................$115.00
Choice Heifers ...........................$112.00
Holstein Steers ..........................$109.00
COWS
Top Cows ....................................$77.50
Canners & Cutters .......................$68.00
Thurs. Rail Cows (9am-3pm) .......$139.00
BULLS .........................................$84.00
DAIRY
Fresh Cows & Heifers ............$1,950.00
Springing Heifers ...................$1,900.00
Shortbred Heifers ...................$1,050.00
Open Heifers ..........................$1,100.00
Heifers Calves ...........................$450.00
Bulls .......................................$1,225.00
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
RAVENNA AUCTION
SALE EVERY MONDAY • Selling prices as of 8-22-11
231-853-5738
Visit our new website @ www.ravennaauction.com
Sell your item for under $500
and your ad is FREE!
Ad will reach over 54,000 homes in our Combo Ad 1 time.
Selling price MUST be included in the Ad.
15 words or less.
Deadline Thursday at NOON.
Add a photo for only $5.00
Call 231-592-8348 or 231-592-8344
One ad per week per household.
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Select Care Physical Therapy
North End of Town (Next to Carpet Store)
7762 N. Federal Road, Howard City, MI 49329
• Aquatic Therapy (Only one in Town)
• Anodyne for Neuropathy
• Vestibular Rehab/Balance Training/
Fall Prevention
• Sports Medicine/Kinesio Taping
• Work Injuries/Auto Injuries
• Pain Mannagement
• Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
• Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/Osteoporosis
Therapy Program
• Post-op Edema Management
Not affiliated with any other therapy
provider in the area. Operated by husband
and wife physical therapist team with
combined experience of 30 years.
Our therapists work only at this location,
and are highly trained and certified.
Our Hand-On approach is the strength
behind our successful treatment programs.
Therapy provided by licensed
physical therapists only.
Working Hours: Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 5 pm
*Early morning and late evening appt. are available, please inquire within.
All insurances are welcome, flexible payment plans for co-payments, deductible, private pay, etc.
231-937-8485
Fax: 231-937-9836
www.selectcarept.com
Annual Sporting Goods
Consignment Auction
To consign for advertising please
contact us by 10 Sept 2011 with list of
items. We are accepting guns, boats,
sporting goods, tractor and farm
equipment. The sale will be held on
24 Sept 2011 at the Trufant Flea
Market grounds.
For more info please contact:
Petersen Auction Service
A Family Tradition Providing Quality Service Since 1934
Please, NO calls after 9 p.m.
Mike 616-984-2573 Mark 616-984-5122
www.petersenauction.com
2002 VW BEETLE
Yellow
$7,500
2009 RAV4
Black
$21,900
2008 Grand Caravan ............................... Stow N Go Seating, Blue ...........................$16,500
2008 Town & Country .............................. Stow N Go Seating, Silver ..........................$17,500
2010 Taurus Limited ................................ Loaded, Leather, Sunroof, Black .................$26,500
2010 Camry ............................................... White ........................................................$17,200
2007 Grand Prix GT ................................. Sunroof, Black ............................................$14,700
2007 Grand Prix ....................................... 3.8L Motor, Gray ........................................$12,900
2010 Malibu .............................................. Tan ............................................................$17,000
2004 Grand AM ........................................ Chrome Wheels, Blue .................................. $8,000
2007 Aura .................................................. Tan ............................................................$13,000
2010 Silverado 4x4 .................................. Crew Cab Z71, black .................................$27,900
2007 G5 ..................................................... Great Gas Mileage, Maroon ........................ $9,900
2003 Sierra ................................................ 2WD, Great Work Truck, Tan ........................ $7,500
2007 Focus ................................................ ZX5, SES, Green .........................................$11,300
2008 Impala .............................................. Leather, Sunroof, Very Low Miles, 2 to choose ...$15,900
2008 G6 ..................................................... Leather, Sunroof, GT, Blue ..........................$15,900
2002 Dakota ............................................. 4x4, Quad Cab, Red .................................... $8,000
2008 Silverado 4x4 .................................. Crew Cab Z71, Red ...................................$26,000
2001 Concord LXI ..................................... Leather, Sunroof, White ................................ $6,800
2008 Vue .................................................... Teal ...........................................................$16,500
2008 Trailblazer ........................................ 4x4, Gray ...................................................$18,500
2008 G6 ..................................................... GT, Sunroof, Maroon ..................................$15,000
2007 Fusion ............................................... Leather, Sunroof, Gray ................................$14,500
2008 Mariner 4x4 .................................... Limited, Leather, Sunroof, Tan.....................$19,900
2007 Torrent .............................................. Burgundy ...................................................$13,400
2008 Envoy ............................................... Sunroof, Dark Cherry .................................$18,000
2007 F150 4x4 .......................................... Green ........................................................$24,200
Located on Northland Drive
in Big Rapids
“Just East of High Prices”
Call Pete or Lenny at
231-796-7020
“Your Little Lot with A Lot to Offer”
BUY LOCAL & $AVE
PREMIER AUTO SALES!
Blue Band — Double Down
Double Your Savings When You Show
Your Blue Band. For a limited time
receive $200 off your vehicle purchase.
2010 XTERRA
4x4, Gray
$21,000
2008 OUTBACK AWD
Limited, Leather, Sunroof, Green
$18,000
2010 ELANTRA
Great Gas Mileage, Blue
$14,500
2010 ACCORD
Silver
$18,900
2010 MAXIMA
Sunroof, Dark Plumb
$25,000
2008 CAMRY
V6, Red
$16,300
IMPORT VEHICLES
Floor Covering • Appliances • Bedding • Televisions
BIG RAPIDS FURNITURE
210 N. Michigan • 231-527-1248 • Big Rapids
“More Than You Imagined, For Less Than You Expect”
www.br-furniture.com
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm • Sun Noon-4pm
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for Sale
SEALY MATTRESS SALE- Full, queen
or king-size $95/set includes frame.
www.Hammondwholesale.com. 320 W.
Main Street, Carson City (989)584-1600.
See us on Facebook. We deliver too!
STEELCARGO CARRIER, fits 2" receiv-
er. $30. 231-652-2038.
TWIN SIZE WROUGHT Iron day bed
$130 with addition twin mattress includ-
ed. (231)592-8058.
USB TURNTABLE. TRANSFER vinyl
records to computer, to CD. $80. skar-
dux@gmail.com
WINCHESTER #140 SEMI auto 12 ga.
shotgun, 28" vent-rib barrel w/winchoke
$285 OBO. David (989)339-4147.
Firewood
FIRE/ BOILER WOOD
10-cord semi-loads
8' lengths/10" avg diameter
All Hardwood
Delivered.
(231)846-0346 anytime.
See pictures: coxx.com
Movies on YouTube (alanjcox)
Please clip this ad,
give to a wood-burner!
MIXED
HARDWOOD:
Cut approximately 16" long,
1-1/3 full cord. Delivered $120
(989)352-7679
230 Recreational
Vehicles
2009 FOREST RIVER Ultra-lite travel
trailer, barely used. Sleeps-10, slide-out,
fully loaded $20,000 OBO. Lord said to
sell. Call for appt. (231)250-6373.
250 Autos for Sale
WANT TO SELL YOUR
CAR OR TRUCK???
Let a River Valley News
Shopper
Classified
work for you!!!
Call Classifieds
today!!
(231)937-4740
300 Wanted to Buy
CASH-PAID-RETIREE PAYING
FAIRprice $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
991 Mega Mkt.
Community Papers of
Michigan
Ph. 1-800-783-0267
STATEWIDE
CLASSIFIED NETWORK
Ads placed in Michigan Mega Market
Classified Network appear in free circu-
lation community papers and shopping
guides reaching the grass roots of Michi-
gan. Your advertising can be delivered
weekly to more than 2,100,000 house-
holds 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. Howev-
er, this publication does not warrant or
guarantee the accuracy of any adver-
tisement, nor the quality of the goods or
services advertised. Readers are cau-
tioned 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 serv-
ices advertised.
Adoption
NOTE: ALLADVERTISERS in this cat-
egory are working with a licensed adop-
tion agency.
PREGNANT? CONSIDER ADOP-
TION—A loving alternative. Wonderful
couples to choose from. Call for pics/infor-
mation and choose your baby’s family and
future. Expenses paid. 1-866-236-7638.
24/7
Homes for Sale
FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGSOver
400,000 properties nationwide. Low down
payment. Call now. 800-880-2517
Mattress Sets
A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY
FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, new-
never used, as seen on TV, with warranty.
Cost $1,800, Sell $695.
Can Deliver 989-832-2401
991 Mega Mkt.
Medical
MEDICAL MARIJUANA
CERTIFICATION. Only $100!
NO MEDICAL RECORDS?
NO PROBLEM!
Local Clinics Available!
www.alternativesolutionsplus.com
Call a local clinic.
N.W. 231-753-2300
N.E. 989-525-5700
U.P. 906-361-6100
Midwest 616-666-2000
Mideast 248-990-1234
HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT
SURGERY: If you had hip or knee
replacement surgery between 2005-pres-
ent and suffered problems requiring a sec-
ond revision surgery you may be entitled
to compensation. Attorney Charles John-
son 1-800-535-5727
HEALTH CAREERS TRAINING. Start at
the Blue Heron Academy-Medical Mas-
sage, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy,
Personal Training 888-285-9989 blue-
heronacademy.com
Amish Furniture
A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND
Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand
new-never used, sell all for $275. 989-
923-1278.
Real Estate
OSCODASENIOR LIVINGAll-inclusive
Luxury Senior Condos. For
Sale/Rent/Rent to Own. From $49,000 or
$690/month. Call 1-800-386-7133 for
details. 5951 N. Skeel Ave., Oscoda, MI
48750 www.oscodaseniorliving.com
Education
AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high
paying Aviation Career. FAAapproved pro-
gram. Financial aid if qualified-Job place-
ment assistance. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance 877-891-2281.
Employment
NOW HIRING: COMPANIES Desper-
ately Need Employees to Assemble Prod-
ucts at Home. Electronics, CD Stands,
Hair Barrettes, Many More. No Selling, Any
Hours. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MI-1530
Financial
DR. DANIELS AND SON Pays
Cash4LandContracts.com and makes
Business Purpose Real Estate Loans
$10,000-$500,000 FAST. Free Consul-
tation with Decision Maker.
Michigan Licensed RE Broker & Lender
NMLS#138110
248-335-6166
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Serving the Howard City Area
110 Elm St. • Big Rapids, MI
Mark Stevens
231-629-1208
Ken Ward
231-225-2831
MLS# 11034450 –Howard City
MLS# 11015011 –Howard City
2 Bedroom, 1 •
bath ranch
2.8 acres •
Updated Kitchen •
Wood Stove •
$79,900
High Traffic •
Commercial
Location
Paved Parking •
Good Signage •
Clear span for •
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South Suite rented •
for owner income
$200,000
Thinking of Selling? Call for Free Market Evaluation.
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Coral Power Shop
Small Engine Specialists
15990 Grant St. • Coral • 231-354-6431
Small Engine Specialists
Hardware • Supplies
Authorized Parts & Service
Dolmar Chainsaws
Oregon Bars, Chains, Sprockets
for most brands in stock!
LP Filling & Welding Gases • Air Gas • Linde • GTW
All Brands Small Engine Repair
Chainsaw Sharpening • Blades & Belts
2012 US Senate
Candidate Debate
7 pm, September 15th
Randy Hekman • Gary Glenn
Peter Konetchy
Confirmed Candidates
136 Croton Dr. Newaygo • at Loomis Lodge
Sponsored by the Newaygo County Tea Party
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Harvest Festival 2011 - Saturday, Sept. 17
Brought to you by the Harvest Festival Committee & Village of Howard City
Food Booths & Menus:
A Howard City Fireman’s BBQ
Location: Ensley Park Pavilion
Menu: BBQ Chicken Dinner
(w/Baked Potato, Beans, Roll, Cookie & Beverage)
Also Coffee, Donuts, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Brats
Time: Noon until SOLD OUT!
D&C Express Pit Stop
Location: Ball Fields (Emory St.)
Menu: Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, French Fries, Steak Burgers, Water & Pepsi Products
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Bethel Lutheran Church
Location: Ensley Park Pavilion
Menu: Donuts, Hot Dogs, BBQ Pork Sandwiches,
Assorted Chips, Ice Cream Cones, Sodas & Bottled Water
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Location: Masonic Lodge (Walnut St.)
Menu: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Coffee & Juice
Time: 7:00 am to 11:00 am
D&C Express Pit Stop
Location: Ensley Park (North End)
Menu: Elephant Ears, Cotton Candy, Carmel Corn, Water & Pepsi Products
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Teen Fest - FREE! (7th - 12th Grade)
First Baptist Church | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Hands-On Art Tent
Ensley Park | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Car Show
Emory St. | Register: 8:30 am | Registration: $10/car | Awards: 3:00 pm
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Volleyball Tournament - 4 on 4 Open
Ensley Park | Register: 9:30 am | Registration: $30/team
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Quilt Exhibit at Edgerton Upper Elementary Gym
11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Register: Fri. 3 pm - 7 pm & Sat. 9 am - 10:30 am
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Farmers Market
Ensley St. & Edgerton St. (Depot) | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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First Baptist Church (Shaw St.) | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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First Baptist Church | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Bow Shooting Contest - Rustic Sport Shop
519 Ensley St. | Register: Noon | Event: 4:30 pm
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Grand Parade with special appearance by Ronald McDonald
MacNaughton Elementary | Line-Up: Noon | Parade: 1:00 pm
Latitude’s Entertainment Tent
Downtown Area | Fri., 5:00 pm to Midnight | Sat., 3:00 pm to Midnight
Motorcycle Show
Downtown Area | Register: 11:00 am | Registration: $10 | Awards: 4:00 pm
Street Dance with Laverne & Swany DJ Service
Downtown Area | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Public Safety Parade of Lights
Village Municipal Building | Line-Up: 9:00 pm | Parade: Dusk
Fire Storm: Karate Team Demonstration
Ensley Park Tennis Courts | Event: 4:00 pm
Arts & Crafts Show
Ensley Park | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Cost: $20/booth
Quilt Raffle
Ensley Park Pavilion | Drawing Time: 3:30 pm
Duckling Race (For Children 12 and Under)
Orton St. Bridge/Minnie Farmer Park | Cost: $1/duck or 6 for $5 | Event: 4:00 pm
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Orton St. Bridge/Minnie Farmer Park | Cost: $5/duck or 5 for $20 | Event: 5:00 pm
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Ensley Park | 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Ensley Park | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Judging: 4:15 pm
Fire Equipment Exhibit
Ensley Park | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pizza Pie Eating Contest
Pizza Time (Downtown) | Register: 5:30 pm | Event: 6:00 pm | Cost: $5 (18 & Up)
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Emory St. (Ball Fields) | Register: 8:30 am | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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HC Action Center Bingo - VFW Ladies Auxiliary
132 E. Edgerton St (Downtown) | Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Harvest Festival 5K Run/Walk
Edgerton Upper Elementary | Time: 9:00 am
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Magical Balloon Michael - Master Balloon Twister
Ensley Park (NE corner) | Time: 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Emory St. (Ball Fields) | Weigh-In: 10:00 am | Event: Noon
Hide & Seek Pumpkin Paint (For Children Under 10)
Ensley Park (NE Corner) | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Rachel Gray: Country/Pop Recording Artist
Ensley Park | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Hometown Idol Singing Talent Showcase
Ensley Park | Event: 2:00 pm | Registration Fee: $20
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Howard City Action Center Open House
132 E. Edgerton St (Downtown) | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Lakeview Howard City Remus
989-352-7271 231-937-4383 989-967-3602
Morley Canadian Lakes
231-856-7652 231-972-4200
839 W. Shaw St.
231-937-5800
Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 5:30 pm • Sat. 9 am - 2 pm
www.cedarspringsfloral.com
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Howard City
Floral & Gifts
ANDY’S
TREE SERVICE
Tree Work of All Kinds
“We Go All Over”
1-800-982-4540
or 231-937-5607
Droski Insurance
Agency, Inc.
104 E. Edgerton St. • Howard City
231-937-5563
www.droskiinsurance.com
Hometown Service since 1983.
For your auto, recreational vehicle, home,
business, and life insurance needs.
20055 W. M-46 • Howard City
Across from Ed’s Family Restaurant on M-46
Mon.-Fri. 9-5 • Thurs. 9-7 • Sat. 9-3
Angela’s Hair Salon AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
231-937-7800
Ron’s
Marine Service
All Makes & Models
8054 Federal (Old 131)
Howard City, MI
231-937-4579
The Muse
Dance Academy llc
134 E. Edgerton
Howard City
231-937-4361
Dance Expressions
at heart
MATTSON’S
HARDWARE
223 S. Ensley • Howard City
231-937-4381
Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
231-937-4546
620 W. Shaw
Howard City
A Full Service Salon & Spa
1405 S. Ensley • Howard City
231-937-6991
M - Th 9 - 8 • Fri. 9 - 4 • Sat. 9 - 3
Heckman
Funeral Home, Inc.
Randy Heckman, Director
225 E. Edgerton • Howard City
(231) 937-4315
www.heckmanfuneralhomeinc.com
Bankruptcy
Attorney
Howard City
By Appointment
231-937-9180
We are a debt relief agency
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Join Us for The 9th Annual Harvest Festival - September 17, 2011!
Food Booths & Menus
Howard City Fireman’s BBQ
Location: Ensley Park Pavilion
Menu: BBQ Chicken Dinner
(w/Baked Potato, Beans, Roll, Cookie & Beverage)
Also Coffee, Donuts, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Brats
Time: Noon until SOLD OUT!
D&C Express Pit Stop
Location: Ball Field (Emory St)
Menu: Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, French Fries,
Steak Burgers, Water & Pepsi Products
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bethel Lutheran Church
Location: Ensley Park Pavilion
Menu: Donuts, Hot Dogs, BBQ Pork Sandwiches,
Assorted Chips, Ice Cream Cones,
Sodas & Bottled Water
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Masonic Lodge
Location: Masonic Lodge (Walnut St)
Menu: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage,
Coffee & Juice
Time: 7:00 am to 11:00 am
D&C Express Pit Stop
Location: Ensley Park (North End)
Menu: Elephant Ears, Cotton Candy,
Carmel Corn, Water & Pepsi Products
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Brought to you by the
HARVEST FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
&
VILLAGE OF HOWARD CITY
For more information, please contact the
Harvest Festival Committee:
(231) 937-5686
harvestfestival@howardcity.org
Or visit us online:
www.howardcity.org
Schedule of Events
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
B & R STORAGE | CAPTURED MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY | CONSUMER ENERGY CO. | DAIRY BEAR | DDA DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY | DOUGLAS WOHLBERG, CPA
DREAMLAND TANNING & FITNESS | DROSKI INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. | FIRE STORM AMERICAN MARSHAL ART INSTITUTE | FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HC | FIRSTBANK
FRIENDS OF THE TCHRT LIBRARY | GREEN VALLEY DISPOSAL SVC, INC. | HC LION’S CLUB | IMPACT PRINTING | INDEPENDENT BANK | J & C SKATE INC. | JEANNIE JEROW, PC
JIS TIRE, INC. | LATITUDES | LAW WEATHERS | LEPPINKS | MCKAY’S REPAIR SVC, LLC | MILLER LITE | PATCHWORK DREAMS | PEASE INSURANCE AGENCY | PIERSON TOWNSHIP
PIZZA TIME | RENAISSANCE SALON & SPA | REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP | RIVER VALLEY SHOPPER NEWSPAPER | ROBINSON SEPTIC | RUSTIC SPORT SHOP | SCOTT W. WEMMER, DDS
SELECT CARE PHYSICAL THERAPY | SIETSEMA FARM FEEDS LLC | THE DECORATING DEPARTMENT, INC. | TRI COUNTY AREA SCHOOLS | TRUMPETS & DOVES | VILLAGE OF HOWARD CITY
WEST MICHIGAN SIGN & PACKAGING | ZELLIE’S OPRY HOUSE | ZYLSTRA TRUCKING
Children & Teen Activities FREE!
Inflatable Fun!
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: First Baptist Church (Shaw St)
Magic Bob &
Suzi the Christian Chalk Artist
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place: First Baptist Church (Shaw St)
Teen Fest (7th –12th Grade)
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: First Baptist Church (Shaw St)
Hands-On Art Tent
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Place: Ensley Park
Car Show
Registration: 8:30 am | Place: Emory St
Cost: $10 to Register Car | Awards: 3:00 pm

Volleyball Tournament
4 on 4 Open
Registration: 9:30 am
Place: Ensley Park | Cost: $30 per team
Quilt Exhibit
Registration: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Early Registration on Friday from 3 - 7 pm
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Edgerton Upper Elementary Gym
Farmers Market
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00pm
Place: Ensley St & Edgerton St (Depot)
Pizza Pie Eating Contest
Registration: 5:30 pm | Time: 6:00 pm
Place: 129 E. Edgerton St - Pizza Time
Cost: $5 | Age: 18 & up
Scarecrow Making Contest
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Ensley Park | Judging: 4:15 pm
Fire Equipment Exhibit
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Ensley Park
Tractor Show
Registration: 8:30 am
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Emory Street (Ball Fields)
Magical Balloon Michael
Master Balloon Twister
Time: 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Place: Ensley Park (NE corner)
Judgment Day Mini Tractor Pulls
Weigh-In: 10:00 am | Pulls Begin at Noon
Place: Emory Street (Ball Fields)
Harvest Festival 5K Run/Walk
Time: 9:00 am | Place: Edgerton Upper Elem.
Visit howardcity.org for registration form
Bingo at Howard City Action Center
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Place: 132 E. Edgerton St (Downtown)
Bow Shooting Contest
Registration: 12:00 pm | Contest: 4:30 pm
Place: 519 Ensley St - Rustic Sport Shop
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Grand Parade
Grand Marshals: Kenneth & Joane Cook
Line-Up: Noon at MacNaughton Elementary
Parade: 1:00 pm | Announcer: Jerry Quigley
Watch for a Special Appearance by Ronald McDonald!
Latitude’s Entertainment Tent
Time: Friday 5:00 pm to Midnight &
Saturday 3:00 pm to Midnight
Place: 101 E. Edgerton (Downtown)
Motorcycle Show
Registration: 11:00 am | Awards: 4:00 pm
Place: Behind Latitude’s Restaurant (Downtown)
Cost: $10 to Register Bike

Street Dance
Laverne & Swany DJ Service
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Place: Downtown Edgerton Street
Public Safety Parade of Lights
Line-Up: 9:00 pm at Village Municipal Bldg.
Parade: Dusk
Fire Storm: Karate Team Demonstration
American Marshal Art Institute
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Ensley Park Tennis Courts
Arts & Crafts Show
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Ensley Park | Cost: $20 per booth
Duckling Race
Time: 4:00 pm | Cost: $1 per duck or 6 for $5
Place: Orton Street Bridge/Minnie Farmer Park
For Children 12 and Under
Duck Race
Time: 5:00 pm | Cost: $5 per duck or 5 for $20
Place: Orton Street Bridge/Minnie Farmer Park
Quilt Raffle
Drawing: 3:30 pm
Place: Ensley Park Pavilion
Tickets Available Throughout the Day
Pam Bowman:
Hammered Dulcimer &
Jeff Gardner: Guitar Duo
Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Place: Ensley Park
Hide & Seek Pumpkin Paint
For Children Under 10
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Ensley Park (NE Corner)
Rachel Gray
Country/Pop Recording Artist
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Place: Ensley Park
Hometown Idol
Singing Talent Showcase
Time: 2:00 pm | Place: Ensley Park
Registration Fee: $20
3 Age Divisions: 12 & Under, 13 to 19, 20 & Older
Register at Event or at www.ourhometownidol.com
Howard City Action Center Open House
Food & Refreshments
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: 132 E. Edgerton St (Downtown)
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Flu Shots!
Watch the
River Valley
for available
dates!
White’s
Bargain House
222 N. Ensley (Old 131)
Howard City
231-937-5206
www.howardcity.org
Call Pat Gardner
316 S. Maple (M-37) • Grant
231-834 RENT
231-834-5002 Fax
Equipment
Rentals
and Sales
Scott Wemmer
D.D.S.
Family Dentistry
205 E. Edgerton • Howard City
231-937-5725
OLD U.S. 131 • HOWARD CITY
Open 6 Days - Mon. - Fri. 8 - 6 • Sat. 8 - 1
231-937-4962
Complete On The Farm Servicing!
Titan Farm Tires
Firestone Farm Rears
J.I.S. TIRE SERVICE
9th ANNUAL
Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Complete
Auto
Service
757 Ensley Street • Howard City
231-937-2271
Dreamland
Tanning & Fitness
OPEN 7 DAYS
222 N. Ensley • Howard City
Next to White’s Bargain House
231-937-6610
Pierson Mobil
616-636-5686
Howard City Mobil
231-937-5189
Committed to the Community!
M-46 Auto/Truck Plaza • 231-937-4090
AC
Store
& More
PEASE
INSURANCE
AGENCY, INC.
518 West Shaw St.
Howard City
(231) 937-4141
Community
First
Federal Credit Union
9637 N. Greenville Road • Lakeview
989-352-6031
837 W. Shaw, Bldg. B • Howard City
231-937-9400
River Valley
News Shopper
491 W. Shaw • Howard City
231-937-4740
Fax: 937-4048
Email: rvshopper@pioneergroup.com
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19100 Northland Drive, Big Rapids, MI
BIG RAPIDS COLLISION CENTER, INC
25th
ANNIVERSARY!
Celebrating 25 Years in Business
and Still Going Strong!
1
24 Hour
Emergency
Service
Residential and
Commercial
Since 1970
231-796-3717
Geothermal • Boilers
Air Conditioning • Gas & Oil Furnaces
• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
TRANE • AMANA • WATERFURNACE
20960 19 Mile Rd.
Big Rapids
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624 N. State St., Big Rapids, MI
(231) 796-7253
OPEN 24 HOURS!
213 S. State Street, Big Rapids • MI 49307
231-796-1919
1709 S. State St.
Big Rapids
231-592-5155
Debit Cards / ATM /E-B-T Cards Accepted
TANK SET
SPECIALS!
11125 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
(231) 796-9129 • (800) 683-0582
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Northland
Grocery
LIVE BAIT AND MINNOWS!
Liquor-DNR-Lottery- Beer-Wine-Pizzas-Subs
10636 Northland Dr.
Rogers Heights
(231)796-2156
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231-856-7778
• Licenses
• Archery Supplies
• Guns & Ammo
• Fly Tying Supplies
• Bait & Tackle
• Camping Supplies
• Rods & Reels
• Fishing Supplies
• Trapping Supplies
Located on M-46 between M-46 Truck Stop
and Tri-County Motor Sales
Across from Burley Park
19499 M-46 • Howard City
(616) 485-2423
Big Rapids & Rockford
Two Locations to Serve You
Hours M-F 9-5:30 • Saturday 9-3
14150 Northland Dr.,
Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-796-2700
10704 Northland Dr. NE,
Rockford, MI 49341
616-863-2700
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Engine & Fiberglass Repair • Race Modifications
OLD U.S. 131 • HOWARD CITY
Open 6 Days - Mon. - Fri. 8 - 6 • Sat. 8 - 1
231-937-4962
Complete On The Farm Servicing!
All Brands
Auto, Truck and Farm
J.I.S. TIRE SERVICE
17980 Northland Dr., Sand Lake
(Corner of Pine & Northland)
616-636-8350
231-937-TIRE (8473)
BIG BEN’S
TIRES & AUTO REPAIRS
New & Used Tires
Truck & Auto Repairs
Hundreds of Used Tires In Stock
S&J Country
Meats
616-232-9585
Located in the back of Sand
Lake Foods
59 E. Lake St.
Mon-Sat 10am-7pm •
Sun. Noon to 5pm
Special order? Call ahead!
345 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, MI
Toll Free 866-553-3673
www.vanderhydeford.com
WWW.VANDERHYDEFORD.COM
Vanderhyde Ford
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We have events every day! • Call to find out what's happening!
Check us out on
Open Mic Night Every Tues!
Feature Games
Tuesday-Thursday!
Tournaments every Friday!
www.alphaomegacandg.com
32 S. Main St. • Cedar Springs • 616.696.2910
AMISH
WAREHOUSE
141 S. Main St. • Downtown Cedar Springs
616.696.2050
Oak, Cherry, Hickory, Maple,
QS Oak Furniture, Great Gift Ideas
Hours: Sun. 12-5, Mon.-Sat 9-7
4330 14 Mile Road NE • Rockford
GREAT Variety of Items!
616-866-8912
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(616) 836-9790 (Cell)
Email: jerkyandmore2@yahoo.com
Kin of Hope Natural Health -
Natural Health Classes & Consultations,
Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage
Dairy Free and Wheat Free Foods & Beverages
90 N. Main Street, Suite B, Cedar Springs
989-330-6835 • 888-805-6069
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We deliver to over 23,000
homes every week in the
following areas.
• Croton / Hardy Dams • Newaygo • White Cloud • Morley • Amble
• Howard City • Hess Lake • Evans • Gowen • Harvard • Coral
• Trufant • Pierson • Sand Lake • Cedar Springs • Whitefish Lake
• Kent City • Bailey • Grant • Lakeview • And Everyone in Between
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Gingrich Tire Center
TIRES, CUSTOM WHEELS, AUTO SERVICE
M-66 @ M-20 • P.O. BOX 264
REMUS, MI 49340
(989)967-3541
www.gingrichtire.com
9105 25th Ave. • Remus, MI
3/4 Mile East of M-66 on M-20
(989) 967-3570
Don’t Dream It…Build It!
298 W. Wheatland, Remus
Dine In or Carry Out
Soft Serve & Hand Dipped Ice Cream
pizza & more
989-967-8000
Try One
of Our
Specialty
Pizzas
989-967-3468
www.dars-barn.com
Feed that fits your need!
DAR’S BARN, INC.
Purina Mills
Dealer
1 1/2 Miles East of Remus on M-20
Dar & Linda Howard, Owners
We Help With Deductible
AC Repair
360 E. Wheatland • REMUS, MI
989.967.8400 (Shop)
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3559 W. Wheatland Ave. • Remus
989-967-3318
Lawn Mower, Rototillers, Tune-Ups
(989) 967-3624 • 2509 9 Mile Rd. (M-20) • Remus
Al's Used Furniture,
Antiques & More
164 Wheatland Ave • Remus
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
New Arrivals
Quality Antiques &
Used Furniture
Wooden Canvas Canoe
Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household.
Expires 9/30/11.
Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household.
*Some Restrictions Apply, Call For Details. Expires 9/30/11. Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household. Expires 9/30/11.
Must Present Coupon, Limit 2 Specials Per Household
Per Coupon. Expires 9/30/11.
Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household.
Expires 9/30/11.
Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household.
Expires 9/30/11.
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Month of September with Coupon
$100 Off Any
New In-Stock
Riding Mower
Remus
Barbers
3 Barbers
Fast,
Friendly
Service
Tue - Fri 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday 8:30am - Noon
FREE NASCAR POSTER
& BUMPER STICKER
1 Per Household
128 W. Downtown Remus
989.967. 8304
Variety of Glass & Brass,
Nice Selection of China, Hutches
& Cupboards, Desks, Tables & Chairs
FREE Sample of Dog Food
with coupon
Variety of Purina & In-House Dog Food
Collars • Treats • Toys
Flea & Health Supplies
Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household.
Expires 9/30/11.
$2.00 OFF
Any Specialty
Pizza
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Open for Breakfast 10am - Noon
Lunch Size Burrito
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DENT
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Residential • Commercial
Trash Removal
Drop-Off Site Available
Offi ce: 989-967-8470
Big Rapids: 796-3258
235 W. Wheatland Ave.
Downtown Remus
(989) 967-8030
• Organic Groceries
• Herbs &
Supplements
• Gluten & Dairy
Free Products
•Vegan &
Vegetarian Foods
Wheatland Music Festival
September 9-11, 2011 • Main Stage Performers
FRIDAY — Wayne Hancock,
Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Ray Bonneville,
Starlight Six, The Freight Hoppers
SATURDAY — Craver, Hicks, Watson &
Newberry, Ray Bonneville, The Freight Hoppers,
Wayne Hancock, Lafayette Rhythm Devils,
Dinner Break, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Abigail
Washburn and The Village, Rhythmic Circus,
Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith Band, Los TexManiacs
SUNDAY — Gospel Hour, Peter Rowan Bluegrass
Band, Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry,
Los TexManiacs, Kids Parade,
Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith Band, Rhythmic Circus,
Abigail Washburn and The Village
2011 Fall Festival
Saturday, October 15th 9am-6pm
Held in Beautiful Downtown Remus and on
museum grounds at 324 S. Sheridan.
2011 Fall Festival Sponsored by Remus
Area Historical Society & the Downtown
Development Association.
www.remus.org
Welling's
Service
155 Sheridan Avenue, Remus, MI
24 Hour Wrecker
Service
989-967-3642
Certified Mechanic for
Automotive and Truck Repair
Welding & Supplies
Monday - Saturday
Remus Bowling
356 W. Wheatland • Remus
989-967-8251
Must Present Coupon, One Coupon Per Household.
Expires 9/30/11.
League Openings:
Monday Men's 5 person 9pm
Tuesday Mixed Doubles 7pm
Wednesday Women's 5 person 6:30pm
Call for More Details
Friday Nights 6pm - 9pm
Buy 2 Games Bowling
Get 1 FREE
Cold Weather's Coming…
Pre-Order
your wood
pellets
Eden Pure Heaters
In-Stock
Sweeney's
Quick-N-Clean
Car & Pet Wash
Touchless Automatic
Open 24/7
M-20 Just East of Remus
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• Car Bodies
• Tin/Steel
• #1 & #2 Copper
• Yellow Brass
• Catalytic Converters
• Radiators
• Aluminum
• Clean Auto Cast Iron
• Cast Iron
• 2x2 ft. Steel
• Batteries
(Prices subject to change without notice)
8878 E. 88th St. (M-82)
Howard City
231-937-4175
Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 - 5
Sat. 8:30 - 2 • Sun. Closed
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9292 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) • Lakeview
989-352-TIRE (8473)
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They're Going Fast
At This Burn Out Price
Poor Man's Friend
Biggest Used Tire Sale
— In Montcalm County
USED TIRE SALE
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231-856-4570
Mon.-Sat. 8-9 • Sun. 8-8 • Downtown Morley
THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING LOCALLY!
Henry & Candy
Hand-Dipped
Ice Cream –
8 Flavors!
Jim Beam
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6 Pack Cans
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Labatt Blue &
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Busch &
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Wee Bee’s
Check Out Our
Specialty Beers!
Get Ready For Some
FOOTBALL!!
+ Tax &
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Don’t Forget…
Deadlines
for River Valley News Shopper
News & Editorial - Tuesdays at Noon
Area Happenings, Here’s My Card,
Business/Church Directories -
Wednesdays at Noon
Classified & Display Advertising -
Thursdays at Noon
Ron’s Marine Service
All Makes & Models
Inboards & Outboards • Quicksilver Lubes
Winterization • Shrink Wrap
• Boat Storage
Pontoon Hauling • Propeller Repairs
8054 Federal (Old 131)
Howard City, MI
231-937-4579
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
www.cedarcarco.com
WE BUY
WE SELL • WE TRADE
CALL OR VISIT US TO SEE
WHAT YOUR VEHICLE IS WORTH
99.7
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www.CornEnergyProducts.com
8722 Elm Ave., Newaygo, MI 49337
Corner of M-82 & Elm, 9 Miles East of Newaygo
231-652-9400
Toll Free: 1-866-761 CORN
(2676)
Bixby
• Corn &/or Pellet Stoves, Furnaces or Boilers
• Clean & Dry Corn
We offer Wood Pellets with FREE storage
& home delivery available.
Pro Pellet • Uncle Jed's • and Isabella Softwood
New Lower Bixby Stove Prices. Was $3,290
NOW
$
2,850
We Deliver
& Install
Smuggler’s Cove
FAMILY DINING • FOOD & SPIRITS
(231) 652-1196
864 E. 88th St. • Newaygo
Tues.-Thurs. 11 am to 10 pm
Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Monday
Gift Certificates Available
Serving Daily Lunch
& Dinner Specials
Seafood • Prime Rib • Steaks • Ribs
~ Sandwiches to Lobster ~
Locally Owned & Operated • Waste Clean Up & Removal
WWW.VARMINTEVICTORSINC.COM
Call Toll Free 877.887.6468
DNR Permit RC-342
Select Care Physical Therapy
North End of Town (Next to Carpet Store)
7762 N. Federal Road, Howard City, MI 49329
• Aquatic Therapy (Only one in Town)
• Anodyne for Neuropathy
• Vestibular Rehab/Balance Training/
Fall Prevention
• Sports Medicine/Kinesio Taping
• Work Injuries/Auto Injuries
• Pain Mannagement
• Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
• Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/Osteoporosis
Therapy Program
• Post-op Edema Management
Not affiliated with any other therapy
provider in the area. Operated by husband
and wife physical therapist team with
combined experience of 30 years.
Our therapists work only at this location,
and are highly trained and certified.
Our Hand-On approach is the strength
behind our successful treatment programs.
Therapy provided by licensed
physical therapists only.
Working Hours: Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 5 pm
*Early morning and late evening appt. are available, please inquire within.
All insurances are welcome, flexible payment plans for co-payments, deductible, private pay, etc.
231-937-8485
Fax: 231-937-9836
www.selectcarept.com
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MARINE PARTS
INBOARD & OUTBOARD
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• Trailer Parts
• Fuel Pumps, Filters
• Ignitions
• Alternators
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Welding and
Construction, LLC
17731 West River Dr. • Morley, MI 49336
231-856-7679
DONATIONS TO DATE TO
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COMMUNITY FUND
Donations
may be sent to:
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Panhandle
Community
Fund
P.O. Box 596
Howard City,
MI 49329
Call
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with any
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Body
Shop
13399 White Creek
Cedar Springs
1/4 Mile S. of 17 Mile Rd.
616-696-1830
Robert
Overla
Concrete
616-262-8036
HOWARD CITY
All types of Concrete Construction
Including Brick, Block, Poured Walls
FARMWORK
Manure Pits, Slabs, Bunker Silos
SEPTIC TANK
CLEANING
Also Portable Toilet Rentals
for any occasion
ROBINSON
Serving: Cedar Springs • Sand Lake
Howard City & Surrounding Areas
231-937-8282
616-636-5565
If YOU can’t flush…
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Denton
Boys
Drilling Toys
Denton and Sons
Water Well Drilling
8744 124th St. • Sand Lake
OFFICE FAX
616-636-5684 616-636-4623
Jim Denton • 616-636-8638
S. Wemmer, D.D.S.
205 E. Edgerton • Howard City
Family Dentistry
Hours by Appointment
231-937-5725
616.364.0550 Bill Coleman
1.800.396.2233 Owner
Quick Start
Batteries
Starters & Alternators
2121 Alpine, N.W. • Grand Rapids
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12
RENT THIS
SPACE
For Information
& Rates
Call Lori at
231-937-4740
Charlie McBride
Cement & Block Work
23889 Hooker Rd. • Sand Lake, MI
(616) 636-8451
Insured
• Patios • Driveways
• Pole Barn Floors
• Foundations
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• BobCAT Service • Trenching Augers
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1471 S. Greenville Rd. • Greenville, MI 48838
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7 E. MAIN ST., GRANT, MI
OPEN MON. - FRI. 9 AM - 6 PM, SAT. 9 AM - 3 PM
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Our low overhead means more money for you
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CHURCH DIRECTORY
Rev. Darryl Miller
Phone: 616-636-5673
Worship Service 9:30 am
Children’s Church 9:30 am
~ FOR RENT ~
Church Ed. Building with fully
equipped kitchen. Make reservations
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 •
SAND LAKE
UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
45 6th St. • Sand Lake
Emmanuel
Baptist
Church
16028 Isabella St. • Coral
Morning Worship 10 am
Sunday School 11:15 am
Evening Service 6 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Bert Boes
231-354-6347
231-354-6311
Gospel Jamboree
3rd Sat. of the month.
A warm welcome awaits you at
BIG PRAIRIE
COMMUNITY
CHURCH
1988 S. Elm, White Cloud
(2 mi. N. of Hilltop Store - Hardy Dam)
Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Sunday School 10:45 am
Pastor Arnold Guikema Jr.
Ph. 231-689-0255
or 231-689-1850
304 Shaw St. • Howard City
Celebrating 135 Years of
Ministry in Howard City
Sunday School ..................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 am
Evening Worship .................6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Awana (grades K-6th)
Teen Activity Center
Adults Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 pm
Pastor Brian Humphreys
Associate Pastor Paul Austin
Church Phone: 231-937-4809
www.howardcitybaptist.com
First Baptist
Church
HERITAGE
United Methodist Church
19931 W. Kendaville • Pierson
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am*
Sunday Youth Activities 5:30 pm*
Wed.: Kids Club 6 pm*
*September to May
Brad Brillhart, Pastor
Office Phone
231-937-4310
9920 Reed Rd., Howard City
Non Denominational
Sunday Morning
Worship Service 10 am
Sunday Evening Service &
Youth Group 6 pm
Mens & Womens Discipleship
groups offered throughout the week.
For more info, call or visit our web site at:
www.grace-hc.org
Email: grace@oneisp.net
Pastor Joel Cooper
Pastor Jorge Ballivian
231-937-6440 or 937-6833
Corner of Cypress & 136th
www.ensleyumc.org
Rev. Darryl Miller
Office: 616-636-5659
Sunday Worship 11 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Open Hearts, Open Minds,
Open Doors
South Ensley
United
Methodist
Church
You’re Invited To…
Pierson
Bible Church
101 Grand • Pierson, MI
Sunday School – 9:45 am
Worship – 11:00 am
Evening – 6:00 pm
Teens – 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Grief Share 9:00 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
Pastor Thomas Sluys
616-636-5542
www.piersonbiblechurch.org
CHURCH OF THE
FULL GOSPEL
(Since 1946)
Non-Denominational
Pentecostal Grace
180 E. Lake St.
SAND LAKE
1 block E. of Traffic Light
Sunday School 10 am
Sunday Morning 11 am
Sunday Night 6 pm
Wed. Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Verta Giddings
(616) 636-5628
Pastor Gary Giddings
(616) 799-0331
Northland
Church of Christ
A non-denominational
New Testament Church
Sunday Worship ....................... 10 AM
Bible School for all ages ..... 11:30 AM
(Staffed nursery available)
Matt. 6:33
“Christ in you, the hope of glory”
- Cor. 1:27
Mr. Dan Nicksich,
Senior Pastor
9891 Mason Dr. • Grant
M-37 South of Newaygo
231-834-9910
231-937-4921
Pastor Steven Frentz
Worship Service 9:30 am
Sunday School 10:45 am
Sat. Night Service 5:00
Youth Activities - Call Church
www.bethellutheranchurchonline.org
Bethel
Lutheran
Church
M-46 East of Old 131
Rent this
space.
Call for details.
231-937-4740
1-888-937-4740
St. Margaret Mary
Catholic Church
Sunday Morning Worship
9 AM
Tues. & Thurs. Morning
Worship
8:30 AM
Rev. Joseph Pettit
1051 E. Howard City Rd.
Edmore
989-427-5645
110 Edgar St. • Lakeview
1 Mile North of M-46 on Youngman Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Sunday School • 11 am
Sunday Evening Bible Study
6 pm
Wednesday Kids Program &
Prayer Meeting • 7 pm
Other Opportunities: Choir,
Small Group Bible Studies,
& Youth Groups
989-352-6836
Join Us
In
Worship
Knowing, Growing, Going
An Evangelical Free Church
of America
53 E. 88th Street • Newaygo, MI 49337
Sunday Worship at 10:30 am
Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 6:30 pm
Wednesday Sr. & Jr. High Youth
Meetings at 7:00 pm
Thursday Women’s Bible Study and
GAP Men’s Group at 7:00 pm

Pastor Jim Groenink
231-652-9461
www.rvccnewaygo.com
Rent this
space.
Call for details.
231-937-4740
1-888-937-4740
Deerfield
Bible Church
To know Christ and
to make Christ known.
759 150th Avenue • Morley
Pastor Frank Taylor
231-580-9649
Sunday School • 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service • 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service • 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting • 6:30 p.m.
Rent this
space.
Call for details.
231-937-4740
1-888-937-4740
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231-937-4740
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PINE GROVE
Community Church
A Christian Reformed Ministry
Summer Worship
10 am & 6 pm
6PM Concerts • July 3 &24
Aug. 14., Sept. 4
231-937-5250
www.pinegrovechurch.net
On M-82, 5 miles west of
Howard City
Resurrection
Lutheran Church
and Preschool
180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake
616-636-5502
Worship service 9:30 am
(Nursery provided)
Sunday school (All ages)
10:45 (Fall)
Youth Group (6-12th grade)
Sun. 6-8pm (Fall)
Preschool 3 & 4 years old
(Now registering)
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Family Dentistry
Call for an appointment!
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989-352-7294
Now Accepting New Patients
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231-937-4206
Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
Sat. 9 am - 4 pm
Come see us and we’ll
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• Kitchen & Bath Cabinets • R.V. Parts & Supplies
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Sun. 9 am-1 pm • Closed Tuesdays
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Howard City
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616.794.2250
9097 West Belding Road • Belding, Michigan 48809
George L Gianacakos
Financial Advisor
george.gianacakos@raymondjames.com
RAYMOND JAMES
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC
411 S. Clay Street - PO Box 248
Greenville, MI 48838
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231-937-5819
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231-937-2271
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REBUILDING
Since 1957
17 Westwood • Fremont
(231) 924-3170
• Head Pressure Checking & Reconditioning
• Crank Shaft Grinding • Engine Parts & Kits Available
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PO Box 660
Fax 231-937-6990
Howard City, M
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805 Orton St.
Howard City, MI 49329
Phone: 231-580-9530
Fax: 231-937-5037
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Got a garage stuffed with things you
no longer need or want?
Basement and attic stuffed, too? Take all of your old
things and turn them into cash with a garage sale.
Having a garage sale is easy. All you have to do is
place an ad with us and pick up your garage sale kit.
The kit will include everything you need to conduct
the sale, including:
Tips for a
successful
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Two 11x14”
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signs.
Sales
record
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Pre-sale
checklist
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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Tickets $10
9530 N Federal Rd. • Howard City
231-937-5606
Crossroads Worship Center
Serving over 22,000 homes
weekly in the communities of
Cedar Springs, Sand Lake,
Pierson, Howard City,
Morley, Gowen, Coral,
Trufant, Lakeview, Amble,
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Bailey, Grant, Newaygo and White Cloud
For classified or display
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Advertising Director - Tim Zehr
Office Coordinator - Lori Bennett
Account Reps - Becky Doyle,
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DEADLINES:
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Area Happenings, Here’s My Card,
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Automotive Guide
Advertise Your Monthly
Automotive Specials Here!
Call
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• Complete Collision Repair • Glass • Insurance Work
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• Clean-ups & Detailing • Upholstery
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Just north of 14 Mile Rd.
40 Years At This Location
616-696-1347
Living Room
On Wheels
By Craig W. Armstrong
We have all been there-with a friend or a co-
worker, possibly even the boss. You have to go
somewhere and they want to drive. You open the
passenger door and you can’t even sit down. You
assume there is a seat under the fast food bags,
the empty coffee cups, books, papers from work,
some old mail, an ice scraper, gum wrappers, kids’
toys, some CDs and...you’re not sure but is that a
can of aerosol cheese? Their comment is always
the same: “Just throw that stuff in the back.”
Obviously these drivers need help in keeping their
car’s interior clean. In an extreme case they could
start with a shovel, but there are steps we can all
heed to take care of the inside of our cars.
Like keeping your home clean, vigilance is the
key. Clean out your car once a week. If you spend
any time in your car you are going to accumulate
“stuff” during the course of a week. To keep these
items from taking over the interior, you can throw
them away, organize them in the car or move
them out of the car.
Two culprits of a cluttered interior are kids and
your job. Your little ones are so cute and sweet,
making those adorable comments from the back-
seat that you’ll later post on Facebook. But let’s
face it; most of these little angels can be pigs. It’s
just part of being a kid, but no less annoying. The
best way to keep kids from cluttering the car is
by providing a garbage container. Either buy one
or have the kids make one by decorating a good-
sized canvas bag. (This might even give them a
feeling of ownership and a desire to use it.)
You’re going to have stuff from work and for
work. The key here is organization. If you don’t
have a briefcase or other handled bag, get one.
Use folders, binders, manila envelopes...whatever
it takes. You may not have time to file everything
the moment you get it or need to use it, but make
time at the end of the day (or week) to move ev-
erything to a designated spot.
No matter how hard you try to keep it out, dirt is
going to be tracked into your car. So add vacuum-
ing to the schedule. Every week, get rid of the
clutter, sweep the floor and shake out the floor
mats. If your pet travels with you, your weekly
cleaning will include brushing out pet hair.
By doing a weekly “sweep,” you’ll make month-
ly cleaning much easier. Once a month, shine the
plastic, clean the glass, polish or brush the uphol-
stery and remove any recent stains. When you’re
done, top off your efforts with a little air fresh-
ener.
Keeping your car’s interior clean is a worthwhile
endeavor, but you won’t be able to keep it spot-
less all the time. You’ll probably find a French
fry between the seat cushions from time to time.
However, with a commitment to weekly and
monthly upkeep, your car will be ready (without
embarrassment) for passengers.
ANDERSON
INSURANCE
AUTO • HOME • LIFE • BUSINESS
231-937-5634
Fax: (231) 937-5240
230 West Shaw, P.O. Box 129
Howard City
Email: jim@jmandersonagency.net
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• Collision Work
• State Certified Tech.
• Free Estimates
• Low Cost Rentals Available
For professional work and
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Call 616-696-1830
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Mon. - Fri. 8 - 5 • 13399 White Creek • Cedar Springs • Off 131 Expressway
1/2 mile south of 17 Mile, Cedar Springs
CEDAR BODY SHOP INC.
Serving The Area Since 1954
17980 Northland Dr. • Sand Lake, MI 49343
(Corner of Pine & Northland)
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Automotive Guide
Understanding Oil
By Craig W. Armstrong
You regularly get your car’s oil changed, but do you ever won-
der why?
Sometimes referred to as a car’s “lifeblood,” oil keeps the en-
gine clean and lubricates its parts at the same time. Oil also
transfers heat away from the combustion cycle. Sound compli-
cated? It’s really not.
A car’s engine is full of metal surfaces that move at extremely
high speeds. If these parts didn’t have oil between them, they
would rub together and the friction would tear them apart. At
the same time the oil is keeping the surfaces apart, it is also
transferring heat away.
OK, so that makes sense, but how can something as dirty as oil
keep a car’s engine clean. It’s actually pretty cool. An engine
operates by combustion. In the simplest terms, a tiny explosion
occurs, causing a piston to go up and down. This part of the
process and many others produce many by-products. These by-
products include silicon oxide and acids, which can be harmful
to the engine’s parts. This is where the cleaning part comes
in. Oil holds these contaminates in suspension and keeps them
from forming on the engine.
You hear the term viscosity associated with oil. Viscosity is
defined as the property of a fluid that resists the force to cause
the fluid to flow. Basically that means how much pressure can
it withstand before it moves. When you see a container of oil
marked SAE 10W40, what does it mean? First, the SAE stands
for The Society of Automotive Engineers. The numbers tell
you about the oil’s viscosity.
The higher the number, the more resistant to flow; the lower
the number, the easier it flows. Oil marked 10W40 means that
it can flow at a 10 viscosity grade when it’s cold and a 40 vis-
cosity grade when it’s hot, with the W meaning winter.
Keep this in mind; oil gets thicker when it’s cold and thin-
ner when it’s hot. When it’s cold (which makes oil thicker),
it must remain thin enough to flow (10); when it’s hot (which
makes oil thinner), it must able to remain thick enough to do
its job (40). In essence, you’re getting oil that can work all year
around.
With this in mind, let’s say that you live where it gets really
cold in the winter and stays mild in the summer. Then an SAE
5W30 oil might be the best for your car...make sense?
As for how often to get your oil changed...the debate rages on.
The safest bet is to go by what the owner’s manual says.
Now you can see why it’s important to have your oil changed.
It’s got a lot to do and after a while it will lose the ability work
properly. The next time someone says “I need to get my oil
changed,” you can say, “let me tell you a little something about
oil”.
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208 S. Third St. (Northland Dr.) • Sand Lake
616-636-4246
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Since 1957
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M - F 9 am to 5:30 pm • Sat. by appointment
231-937-6100
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PERFORMANCE
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MILE TREAD LIFE
LIMITED WARRANTY
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$
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$
119
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119
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119
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149
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89
99
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MILE TREAD LIFE
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$
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$
139
99
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$
149
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$
169
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139
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159
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P205/50R16..............................
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94
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P205/55R16..............................
$
89
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P225/50R16..............................
$
99
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$
109
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$
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P225/55R17......................
$
119
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74
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74
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$
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LT285/70R17 D...............
$
219
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LT275/70R18 E BSL..
$
239
99
LT275/65R18 E..............
$
229
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Sale Price
Made In
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CAR AND
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8 0 0 0 0
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LIMITED WARRANTY
*
P185/70R14
34 SIZES AVAILABLE — ASK FOR YOUR PRICE
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P215/70R15....................
$
116
99
P215/60R16.................
$
136
99
P205/55R16.................
$
139
99
P225/60R17.................
$
169
99
P215/65R17.................
$
139
99
P235/65R17.................
$
159
99
P225/50R17.................
$
179
99
P225/55R18.................
$
179
99
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CAR AND
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6 5 0 0 0
1
MILE TREAD LIFE
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P185/65R14
P195/65R15.................
$
109
99
P205/65R15................
$
109
99
P205/60R16................
$
129
99
P215/65R16....................
$
119
99
P225/60R16..................
$
124
99
P215/65R17................
$
129
99
P225/65R17.................
$
139
99
P225/50R17.................
$
169
99
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$
12,790/
$
210 mo.
2009 FORD RANGER XL
Auto., Air. P1141.
2006 CHRY. 300 TOURING
50,000 Miles. K10773A
$
13,890/
$
259 mo.
$
11,990/
$
199 mo.
2009 KIA SPECTRA LX
44,000 Miles, Fact. Warr. K10749A.
2010 RIO
Auto., Air. P1157.
$
12,494/
$
219 mo.
2009 KIA OPTIMA LX
Factory Warranty. K20022A.
$
12,990/
$
216 mo.
2008 PONTIAC G6
Only 48,000 Miles. P1170.
$
13,490/
$
219 mo.
2004 MAZDA 6
Leather, Moonroof. P1114A.
$
8,988/
$
189 mo.
2009 CHEVY IMPALA LT
Great Value. P1186.
$
13,790/
$
218mo.
2007 LIBERTY LIMITED
4x4, 50,000 Miles. K10609A.
$
15,490/
$
257 mo.
2004 RENDEZVOUS CXL
FWD, Third Seat. P1147A.
$
9,337/
$
215 mo.
2007 CHRYSLER 300
9,000 Miles. F20030A.
$
17,490/
$
279 mo.
2007 CHEVY HHR CARGO
Ready To Go To Work. P1137.
$
10,990/
$
179 mo.
2007 KIA OPTIMA LX
Auto., Air. K10815A.
$
9,690/
$
159 mo.
2008 DODGE CALIBER SXT
Great Value! K10826A
$
11,990/
$
200 mo.
2005 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER
4x4, Moonroof. P1097A.
$
11,990/
$
229 mo.
2007 KIA RONDO EX
Auto., Air. K20041A.
$
9,490/
$
159 mo.
2007 CHEVY COBALT
41,000 Miles. P1197.
$
9,990/
$
163 mo.
2008 NISSAN SENTRA
Auto., Air, 38,000 Miles. P1136.
$
13,990/
$
222 mo.
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FUSION ESCAPE
Security Deposit 0 0
Total of Payments $4,853 $4,853
Lease End Value $15,309 $16,062
Amount Due at Start $2,612 $2,464
Term/Miles 24 / 10,500 24 / 10,500
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NEW 2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT FWD
$
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24 Month Red Carpet Lease.
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$
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05 GMC CANYON
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$
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07 GMC SIERRA
2500 HD SLE
$
23,995
4x4.
03 CHEVROLET
TAHOE Z71
$
13,995
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
15,995
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