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Jet’s Pizza opens on Monday
BIG RAPIDS — Dough will be mixed, vegetables cut and sauce made this weekend as Jet’s Pizza prepares to launch its downtown Big Rapids location Monday.

sleep-wake cycle, called circadian rhythm, which affects other critical factors like body temperature and the way organs function. “We knew that circadian rhythm disruption had been linked with reduced longevity, so we decided to try and find out where, why and how longevity is compromised,” explains psychology professor Martin Ralph from the University of Toronto, one of the lead researchers from the study on shift work. Shift work is the opposite of 9-5, and demand for it is only increasing as customers expect more 24-hour services. Many occupations require permanent or occasional shift work, such as healthcare professionals, hospitality and restaurant staff, production and manufacturing workers, protective and emergency services and the transportation industry. These workers suffer from the continual disturbance of their biological or circadian clocks. As the new study supports, longterm interference of this nature can lead to kidney or heart disease. People suffering with SWD can also have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is a condition marked by loud snoring, pauses in breathing and gasping. The repeated arousals contribute to the disruption of sleep. Like SWD, it can contribute to excessive daytime sleepiness, diabetes and heart disease. Unlike SWD, it is easy to diagnose and effectively treat. Another tip is to create an ideal sleep environment -- eliminate extra noise and light to get the most out of your irregular sleep schedule. Try and stick to the same sleep and wake time, even on weekends. Don’t hesitate to seek medical help. To find more information and advice on sleep disorders, go to www.sleepapnea.org.

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Jet’s Pizza is opening nearly one year to the date after the fire that closed the former Papa John’s. A fire started about 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, 2010, after employees had left for the night. No one was injured in the blaze.

Balancing Higher Education as an Adult

Papa John’s decided not to reopen the store, located at 215 Maple St., after the fire. Papa John’s had been in the downtown location since 2001. Dennis Schafer signed a five-year lease this summer to open a Jet’s restaurant, with an additional five-year extension option.

(NewsUSA) - Parents and even grandparents are now doing homework alongside their children. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), higher education enrollment of students age 25 and older rose 43 percent between 2000 and 2009. From 2010 to 2019, NCES projects a 23 percent rise in college enrollments of students age 25 and older. Many adults are striving to find the balance between work, family and education; others feel they are too overwhelmed by responsibilities to even consider pursuing a higher degree. However, options do exist. Online education is a great solution for working adults seeking an advanced degree. Online programs enable working adults to accommodate their busy schedules. However, despite the schedule flexibility that online learning offers, adult students still must prioritize their responsibilities and commitments in order to complete assignments on time.

The interior of the building was completely redone. Fire-damaged materials were removed and replaced with white, green and red tile floors and walls to match the Jet’s motif.

A Bright Spot for Your Rainy-Day Savings
(NewsUSA) - Ben Franklin once declared, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Yet, equally enlightening are his thoughts on expenses: “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” And there are plenty of “leaks” that can scuttle an already-tight budget. For instance, a spouse idled by the sour economy, a fender bender with the family car, or an unexpected hospitalization. That’s why financial advisors recommend that you have a rainy-day fund -- enough liquid assets to cover three to six months’ worth of emergency living expenses. In case of financial emergency, access to additional money will save you from relying on credit cards or loans that simply compound the problem. When starting an emergency fund, there are a few key points to take into consideration: 1. Determine what amount is best for you. Most experts agree that you should keep between three and six months worth of your living expenses set aside in your emergency fund. Your specific situation -- whether you have children, carry substantial debt and types of insurance coverage you have -- will determine what amount is best for you. Examine your situation -- your income and your needs -- to decide how much you should save. 2. Start small. Starting an emergency fund can be as simple as depositing $100 into your high-interest savings account. But before you begin, be sure that you’re meeting your basic living expenses. And as you build your emergency fund, be sure you’re also reducing your spending and avoiding debt. 3. Stick to a schedule. Get into the habit of making regular deposits. Whether it is weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, create a schedule and stick to it. Once you make saving automatic, you won’t even have to think about it. 4. Consider an online savings account. In many cases, an “online” savings account may make more sense than an account at a traditional, bricks-and-mortar bank. That’s because many traditional banks are not currently offering a savings option with interest rates high enough to meaningfully beat inflation. In addition, an online savings account is a reliable way to manage your money. AAA and Discover Bank partnered to bring members highly competitive rates on an online savings account. The AAA Online Savings Account is a great option to begin building a rainy-day fund: * Preferred member rates over five times the national savings average * $500 minimum opening deposit and no

A triple-deck pizza oven was installed and about 15 employees hired to keep up with the all orders the restaurant expects, said manager Molly Michalik.

“Since we’re right downtown, we’re hoping to attract people from downtown businesses for lunch,” Michalik said. “Not only do we have pizza, we also offer salads, subs, chicken wings and more.”

In addition to take-out orders, customers will be able to enjoy a meal inside the restaurant, which can fit about one dozen diners. Customers also will be able to order online at www.jetspizza.com.

“Parents aren’t the only ones who need to understand that going back to school is a time-consuming process -- everyone in the family should understand the commitment as well,” says Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service. Walden University offers more than 60 online doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degree programs. Here are five tips from Dr. Dixon-Saxon for achieving balance: * Choose a focus or specialization that you truly care about. The juggling act will be much more challenging for you if you don’t enjoy your field of study. Choose a focus area you are passionate about. * Set aside time for your studies. Set specific time frames for studying and completing assignments. This requires discipline and time management, but once you establish a routine, it can help keep you on track. * Find a place to do your studies. It’s easy to be distracted, so find a quiet place to study away from excessive noise and interruptions.

The chain pizza restaurant was slated to open before the start of Ferris State University’s fall semester, but was pushed back several weeks due to construction delays. Work on the restaurant began in early July.

Innovation Reigns When Times Get Tough
(NewsUSA) - When people see closed storefronts in the neighborhoods where they live and work, they’re reminded that the toll this economy has taken on businesses affects their own lives. And yet some companies -- faced with the same adverse headwinds -- seem to rise to the challenge and go on to prosper as never before. Why is that? And could there even be a lesson to be learned here if you’re thinking of starting your own business as a result of either being unemployed or just plain fed up with your current job? The “i-word” keeps popping up among experts as the answer to that question. “The whole engine that drives any economy is innovation,” says Stephen Gnass, executive director of the National Congress of Inventor Organizations, a non-profit for inventors and inventor groups. Take IBM, for example. It practically reinvented itself years ago -- going from a stodgy seller of large, pricey computers to a global software and consulting giant -- and just recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. And then there’s the more under-the-radar case of New Jersey-based GAF. North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer is celebrating its own anniversary this year -- 25 years longer in business than IBM, but who’s counting? -- and one way it got there is by coming up with unique answers to consumers’ and businesses’ desires to go green. In fact, it made quite a splash last summer when it teamed up with New York City’s Department of Buildings to paint 1 million square feet of roofs white -- GAF supplied the reflective paint for one of the many projects of the initiative, as well as materials and labor -- as

“You’re always going to run into some snags during construction,” Michalik said. “We had some issues with getting our ovens. We also had to get someone in to work on the electrical, get our Internet up and running, our alarm system installed and a few other things that didn’t allow us to open up before the school year started.”

Although the restaurant is opening later than expected, Michalik said community members are excited to try its signature square-shaped pizza.

“Our phones have been ringing like crazy and people are constantly coming in to ask when we’re opening,” Michalik said. “We’re popular down state, so we’re hoping to bring our square pizza up here to let everyone know what we’re all about.”

* Ask for help. Make connections early on with classmates and faculty members to set up online study groups and start the term off right. * Renew your energy. Take time for yourself as part of your schedule. Spend time with your family and friends to recharge your batteries. For additional tips for a successful online learning experience, go to www.WaldenU. edu/studytips.

Avoid the Night Terrors of Shift Work Disorder

(NewsUSA) - Do you work the graveyard shift? If you do, your health may be compromised. Over 15 million Americans work a job with late-night or early-morning hours, which leaves workers vulnerable to shift work disorder (SWD). SWD is hard to diagnose and treat, but the associated sleep deprivation and insomnia can be debilitating.

Refreshing Communities Through Outdoor Gardens

A recent study published in the Journal of American Physiology by researchers from the University of Toronto discovered another serious health risk posed by SWD -- a higher risk for organ disease. With the side effects of SWD only expanding, workers must find ways to manage the bodily stress. Shift work disrupts the body’s natural

(NewsUSA) - Whether you live in an urban or rural area, enjoying the outdoors is something many Americans have in common, and we experience it in different ways -- both big and small -- from growing herbs on the back porch to perusing the community farmer’s market in town. But why not take it a step further and take action to make your community a little greener? Creating an outdoor oasis helps preserve green space, beautifies

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neighborhoods, and can also bring together the community through a shared cause. One way to do this is through The Pepsi Refresh Project, which through the input of people across the country, awards grants to projects, for both individuals and organizations, that do good for the community. This month Pepsi is challenging America, asking “How can you upgrade your hometown with a new community garden?” Go to www.refresheverything.com and give Pepsi your best answer, or click through the hundreds of other entries to vote on your favorite ideas to help ensure worthy organizations receive the funding they deserve. Since last year, Americans have chosen to award more than 20 million dollars to community-supportive ideas that receive the greatest number of votes through this landmark fundraising effort. Take Central Elementary Gardens for example, started by teacher Christy Cuthbert, who used the $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant to create an outdoor learning center and garden for her school. Students not only get their hands dirty in the garden, but also learn skills to promote and manage a community farmers market. There’s also the Brigit’s Bounty started by a Colorado resident, Brandi-Lynn Greig. She used her $25,000 grant to provide fencing, seeds, trees, and educational programming for a community garden, which provides fresh vegetables to over 200 families in need each month. Other ways to get involved are to join an already established community garden or farm in your area. From planting to managing sales, there are several ways you can contribute. Every action helps to create major impact on communities, whether you choose to

vote for your favorite idea or put your own idea into action. Even as the summer days start to shorten and we head back to school, Pepsi will continue to challenge Americans with the next question, asking, “How would you make learning fun?” No matter the season, ideas can always inspire change in communities and the Pepsi Refresh Project encourages just that.

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Studies have disclosed that petting a dog reduces blood pressure and heart rate. This stress buster provides positive health benefits for the owners of 77.5 million dogs that reside in 39 percent of households, according to The Humane Society of the United States.

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High blood pressure and stress contribute to the fourth leading cause of death in America: stroke. The National Vital Statistics Report indicated that 137,000 Americans died of stroke in 2010. The American Stroke Association estimated that Americans spent $73.7 billion for stroke-related medical costs and disability in 2010.

“Every 40 seconds, an American suffers a stroke,” said Dr. Mureebe. “Strokes occur suddenly and without warning. Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable through risk factor management.”

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(NewsUSA) - Man’s best friend provides more than mere companionship. Dogs encourage humans to exercise daily -come rain or shine. “The need to take a daily walk provides dog owners with a great form of exercise,” said Leila Mureebe, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. “Exercise is good for the body’s blood supply, for maintaining proper body weight and for controlling blood pressure.” For persons with high blood pressure -- and that’s one in three Americans over age 20, according to a 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report -- Fido’s calming effect can be a life saver.

Thirty minutes of daily exercise, not smoking, and proper nutrition are included in “risk factor management.” A United States National Institutes of Health-funded study of 2,000 adults discovered that persons who regularly walked their dogs were more physically active and less likely to be obese than non-dog walkers.

“I’ve seen improvements in high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes when patients enter into a routine of daily exercise, not smoking, and healthy eating,” said Dr. Mureebe. “A brisk 30-minute walk with your dog is good for both of you.”

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 • The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds trap and sporting clay shoots. Trap shoots start at 10 a.m. and sporting clays start at 1 p.m. The club is located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20. For more info call Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587. • Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. • Mecosta County Historical Society is open for tours from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 129 S. Stewart Ave. in Big Rapids. • Community Lunch program is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the basement of the Third Avenue Methodist Church in Big Rapids. Come for fellowship, come for food. All are welcome and the healthy lunch is free. • Narcotics Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Campus Parish, 1 Damascus Road in Big Rapids. For more information call (800) 2304085. • Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets at 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-8371. • The Mecosta County Democratic Party meets at 9 a.m. in the private upstairs room of Pepper’s Cafe and Deli on Michigan Avenue in Big Rapids for great food, coffee and conversation. For more information, contact Pamela Fleming at (231) 796-2893. • Karaoke provided by Kelly’s Red Hot Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. at the Odyssey Club, 13460 Northland Drive, Big Rapids. For more information, call the Odyssey Friday or Saturday after 9 p.m. at (231) 796-5333 and ask for Rudy. • The Old Fence Rider Historical Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 222 S. Sheldon St., Edmore. For group scheduling, contact Carolyn Leonard at (989) 506-2634 or Art Schiutema at (989) 427-1023. Fore more information, visit www.EdmoreChamber.com. • Fourth Street Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Rapids Farm and Garden. • Free meal at 12:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1031 Rose Ave. in Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-0771 for more information. • Healthy cooking classes from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1031 Rose Ave. in Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-0771 for more information. • Recycling for Morton and Austin township residents from 9 a.m. to noon at the Canadian Lakes Fire/Rescue Station located at 8260 100th Ave., Stanwood. For more information, contact the township at (231) 9727138. • Zumbatomic is Zumba for Kids, a Lil’ Starz class for children ages 4 to 7 will be offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; a Big Starz class is offered for children ages 8 to 12 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 323 State St. in Big Rapids. Cost is $4 per child, per class and $2 per sibling. Call Bethany Ciemnicki at (734) 626-9633 with questions. SUNDAY, SEPT. 4 • Alcoholics Anonymous Old Jail House Group meets at 7 p.m. at 220 S. Stewart Ave. Call Darwin T. at (231) 796-8956. • Alcoholic Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. • Sunday Singles Dance is from 7 to 11 p.m. in the newly remodeled room at the Goodyear Lanes and Lounge, located at the corner of M-55 and Old 27, Houghton Lake. Please enter through the door facing Old 27. It’s a great place to meet other singles and enjoy an evening of dancing to your favorite music provided by Bernadette Morley of Best Entertainment. Call (989) 539-5406 if you have any questions. • Alanon meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Jail in Big Rapids; it is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics. • Evart United Methodist Church youth group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. at the corner of First and Cherry streets. Fourth through 12th grade invited. Join the group for a free meal, games and fellowship. • Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave. in Big Rapids. • The Mecosta County Rod & Gun Club pancake breakfast is from 8 to 11 a.m.; menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. Children under age 4 eat free. The Mecosta County Rod & Gun Club is located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20. For more info visit www.mecostacountyrodandgunclub.org. MONDAY, SEPT. 5 • Enhanced Fitness is at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Advanced line dance instruction is at 9:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Bridge is at 12:45 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Schizophrenia Anonymous meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Community Mental Health, 500 S. Third Ave., Big Rapids. SA is a support group with a six-step program. Anyone with schizophrenia or mental illness is welcome to attend. For more information, call Mike B. at (231) 592-4654 or (231) 796-3553. Coffee is available at meetings. • Euchre is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview high rise in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 796-4993. • The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact: Glenn C. at (231) 796-3703. • Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. • Divorce Care meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, 7296 Nine Mile Road in Mecosta. The meetings cover a nonconsecutive 13-step program for getting through a divorce. New members are always welcome. Contact Sharon Gray at (231) 5980337 or New Hope Church at (231) 972-2838 for more information. • Enhanced Fitness is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Eagles, 18361 16 Mile Road in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • St. Vincent de Paul used clothing store has its fall and winter clothes – and miscellaneous items – out for sale at low prices; it is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. at 102 Williams St. in Big Rapids. The store serves those who need help with clothes at very low prices. Proceeds help pay for electric bills, fuel and rent for those in need. For more information, call (231) 796-1571. • Line Dance Instruction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the back banquet room at Schmidty’s Lounge in Evart. Beginner-intermediate level taught. For more information, call Sandee Lee at (231) 832-3493. • Crossroads Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines International meet at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 503 S. Chestnut St., Reed City. This is a group of “sisters in harmony” who sing a capella barbershop songs; it is accepting new members. Come and sing and have a lot of fun. For more information, contact Diwon at (231) 592-5328. • TUESDAY, SEPT. 6 • Big Rapids Rotary Club meets at noon at the Falcon Head Golf Course. • Beginning line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Alcoholic Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. • Tai Chi at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Card recycling at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Theology at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • TOPS No. 1189 meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 200 S. Stewart Ave., Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-6271 for more information. • The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Grief peer support group meets at 9 a.m. at Cadillac Big Boy. For questions, call Pastor Brad Center at (231) 779-9550. • Country dance classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Chase Township Hall. For more information, contact Jeff at (231) 250-4159. • Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Campus Parish, 1 Damascus Road in Big Rapids. For more information call (800) 2304085. • Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Reed City. For more information call (800) 367-6788. • God’s Kitchen is a free meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center, 919 Marion Ave., Big Rapids. Everyone is welcome; no questions asked, no registration required and no donation is sought at the event. For more information, call the parish office at (231) 796-5202. • Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Reed City; it is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics. • Victorious Living meets from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is a mental health support group. For more information, call Ronald at (231) 796-1019 or e-mail Dee at devanzo@charter.net. • St. Vincent de Paul used clothing store has its fall and winter clothes – and miscellaneous items – out for sale at low prices; it is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. at 102 Williams St. in Big Rapids. The store serves those who need help with clothes at very low prices. Proceeds help pay for electric bills, fuel and rent for those in need. For more information, call (231) 796-1571. • Hearing clinic by Miracle Ear is from 9 to 11 a.m. on at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Walk-ins welcome. • Faith Community/Parish Nurses meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mecosta County Medical Center’s Conference room No. 1. For more information, call (231) 796-3729. • Clothing and Food Pantry open from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1031 Rose Ave. in Big Rapids. Donations are accepted. Call (231) 796-0771 for more information. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7 • Enhanced Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Library preschool story hour meets at 10:30 a.m. at Big Rapids Community Library. Open to the public. • Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Glenn C. at (231) 796-3703. • Mecosta County Genealogical Society is open for research from 5 to 7 p.m. at 424 N. Fourth Ave. in Big Rapids through September then will be closed on Wednesday, except for appointment for the winter until next spring. Come in and get tips for the fall and winter months and get working on your “tree.” We will continue year round on the second Saturday of the month with the exception of Nov. 5, when we will have out 3rd annual Veterans Tribute. Check us out! Call Maureen at (231) 250-5555 if you have questions. • Community Lunch program is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the basement of the Third Avenue Methodist Church in Big Rapids. Come for fellowship, come for food. All are welcome and the healthy lunch is free. • The Big Rapids Dharma Study Group meet at 7 p.m. at 315 Marion Ave., in Big Rapids. Weekly meetings include discussing various dharma texts, questions and answers and watching dharma-related videos. The group is under the direction of Michael and Margaret Erlewine, who have more than 35 years of experience in meditation and dharma practice. Beginning students are welcome. • Enhanced Fitness is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Eagles, 18361 16 Mile Road in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave. in Big Rapids. • St. Vincent de Paul used clothing store has its fall and winter clothes – and miscellaneous items – out for sale at low prices; it is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. at 102 Williams St. in Big Rapids. The store serves those who need help with clothes at very low prices. Proceeds help pay for electric bills, fuel and rent for those in need. For more information, call (231) 796-1571. • Zumbatomic is Zumba for Kids, a Lil’ Starz class for children ages 4 to 7 will be offered from 3 to 3:45 p.m.; a Big Starz class is offered for children ages 8 to 12 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 323 State St. in Big Rapids. Cost is $4 per child, per class and $2 per sibling. Call Bethany Ciemnicki at (734) 626-9633 with questions. • Fourth Street Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Rapids Farm and Garden. • South Evart Quilt Club meets from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Evart Township Hall. A potluck luncheon is at noon. Anyone interested in quilting or learning to quilt is welcome. The group works jointly on personal or community quilts and frequently donates to people or organizations in need. For more information, call Margie at (231) 7343857 or Ann at (231) 867-3237. THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 • Alcoholic Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s School in Remus. For more information call Brad B. (989) 644-6911or Mike or Cindy H. at (989) 967-8478. • Harmonica at 10:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Painting and drawing at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Scrabble at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Pedro at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Pinochle at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. in conference room A, the third room on the right, at Mecosta County Medical Center; enter on the corner of Locust Street and Winter Avenue. For more information, call Eric at (866) 398-5440. • The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets at noon at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Darwin T. at (231) 796-8956. • Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. • Alanon meets at 7 p.m. at Sacred Hearth Church in Evart; it is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics. • MOMSnext, for mothers of school-aged children, will have its first meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Big Rapids. The group meets every second and fourth Thursday from September through May. • St. Vincent de Paul used clothing store has its fall and winter clothes – and miscellaneous items – out for sale at low prices; it is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. at 102 Williams St. in Big Rapids. The store serves those who need help with clothes at very low prices. Proceeds help pay for electric bills, fuel and rent for those in need. For more information, call (231) 796-1571. • Paris Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Green Township Hall parking lot. Vendors who live in Green Township will be charged $5 to sell their produce and other items, and non-township residents will be charged $10. Proceeds from the market will go toward the township’s parks budget. For more information, call Gary Todd at (231) 796-6012. • Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse meets at 7 p.m in the basement of the Mecosta County Jail. Looking for new members. For more information call (231) 796-0966. • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the DAV building, 402 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids. • Big Rapids Antique Farm and Power Club’s general membership meetings are at 7 p.m., from March through October, at 15422 Old Millpond Road in Big Rapids. All are invited — you don’t need a tractor! Annual family membership is $20. Introductory special is $10 for the first year. Contact Jerry at (231) 796-2834 or brantfarmpower@yahoo. com. FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 • Enhanced Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Readers Theatre at 10 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets at 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-8371. • Knitting circle meets at 4 p.m. at the Barryton Public Library. Knitters of all levels are encouraged to come and learn or share knitting techniques. • Enhanced Fitness is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Eagles, 18361 16 Mile Road in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. • St. Vincent de Paul used clothing store has its fall and winter clothes – and miscellaneous items – out for sale at low prices; it is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. at 102 Williams St. in Big Rapids. The store serves those who need help with clothes at very low prices. Proceeds help pay for electric bills, fuel and rent for those in need. For more information, call (231) 796-1571. • Karaoke provided by Kelly’s Red Hot Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. at the Odyssey Club, 13460 Northland Drive, Big Rapids. For more information, call the Odyssey Friday or Saturday after 9 p.m. at (231) 796-5333 and ask for Rudy. • Bingo on every second Friday at the Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 • The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds trap and sporting clay shoots. Trap shoots start at 10 a.m. and sporting clays start at 1 p.m. The club is located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20. For more info call Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587. • Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood Center. • Mecosta County Historical Society is open for tours from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 129 S. Stewart Ave. in Big Rapids. • Community Lunch program is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the basement of the Third Avenue Methodist Church in Big Rapids. Come for fellowship, come for food. All are welcome and the healthy lunch is free. • Narcotics Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Campus Parish, 1 Damascus Road in Big Rapids. For more information call (800) 2304085. • Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group, meets at 8 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Woody W. at (231) 796-8371. • The Mecosta County Genealogical Society is open for research form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 424 N. Fourth Ave. in Big Rapids, next to Recycle! We are looking for photos of buildings, school photos or any family history to add to our growing collections. There will be a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. inside and outside. Have you gotten your Pioneer certificate yet? Call Maureen at (231) 250-5555 if you have anything to donate or we can copy and you keep the originals. • Karaoke provided by Kelly’s Red Hot Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. at the Odyssey Club, 13460 Northland Drive, Big Rapids. For more information, call the Odyssey Friday or Saturday after 9 p.m. at (231) 796-5333 and ask for Rudy. • The Old Fence Rider Historical Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 222 S. Sheldon St., Edmore. For group scheduling, contact Carolyn Leonard at (989) 506-2634 or Art Schiutema at (989) 427-1023. Fore more information, visit www.EdmoreChamber.com. • Fourth Street Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Rapids Farm and Garden. • Free meal at 12:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1031 Rose Ave. in Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-0771 for more information. • Healthy cooking classes from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1031 Rose Ave. in Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-0771 for more information. • Recycling for Morton and Austin township residents from 9 a.m. to noon at the Canadian Lakes Fire/Rescue Station located at 8260 100th Ave., Stanwood. For more information, contact the township at (231) 9727138. • Zumbatomic is Zumba for Kids, a Lil’ Starz class for children ages 4 to 7 will be offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; a Big Starz class is offered for children ages 8 to 12 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 323 State St. in Big Rapids. Cost is $4 per child, per class and $2 per sibling. Call Bethany Ciemnicki at (734) 626-9633 with questions. • Wheatland Township Library Board meets at 7:30 a.m.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with your club or organization to be certain of meetings, outings and classes, as they may be canceled due to bad weather or other reasons. If any listing is incorrect, please call (231)8325566 or (231)745-4635 with correct information. DOMESTIC ABUSE NUMBER for anyone being abused is 1-800-950-5808. There is no excuse for abuse. ANGEL ANIMAL RESCUE, Low Cost Services. Call (231)679-0489 For More Information. NA OPEN MINDED RECOVERY MEETING is held at 7 p.m. Every Wednesday and Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave., Big Rapids GFWC EVART WOMEN’S CLUB meets 7p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Open to the public. The May meeting honors Girl Scouts with a Girl Scouts tea. WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Tuesday morning at the Assembly of God Church in Big Rapids. Weigh in at 9:00 a.m. meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. ALANON MEETING, SUPPORT GROUP for families and friends of Alcoholics will meet every Tuesday at St. Phillips Church, Reed City at 8 p.m. SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon. Location is at Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman Club) on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment after lunch. For information call 231-734-6005. THE RED HATS, known as the Classy Lassies in Purple and Red, of Evart, meet every THIRD Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. The meeting place is the Evart Depot. Pink Hatters are welcome too (the younger ones). Call our Queen, Jan, at 734-5010 or Vice Queen Linda, at 734-9733 for any information or questions you may have. THE LAST TUESDAY OF each month the Intersection Free Store will host a Free Resources Seminar for the greater Evart community. This seminar will discuss the many different agencies, organizations and churches that offer help for families and individuals during these current tough economic conditions. Please call ahead as seating is limited. All are welcome. (231)734-2733 THE OSCEOLA COUNTY CHAPTER OF MARSP will meet at the Evart United Methodist Church, 519 Cherry, on Tuesday, September 13 at 1 p.m. Snacks will be provided and the program will be on “Senior Exercise”. For further information, please call Joe Curtin at (231)734-9139 or Laverne Erbes at (231)832-5108.

THURSDAY
REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FOOD PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) 1-4p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832-2624 for mor information. FATHERS PROGRAM, (third Thursday of each month), at Baldwin Family Health Care Conference Room. For more information contact Dave, call (231)745-2000 ext. 16. T.O.P.S. 1541 MEETING, weigh-in 8:15-9:15a.m., meeting at 9:30a.m. at Evart United Methodist Church. For more information call (231)734-5752. T.O.P.S. 1390 MEETING, weigh-in 6:10 p.m., meeting at 6:35 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Evart, corner of Third and Oak. For more information, call Ruth at (231)7342844 or Terri at (231)734-5348. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 1p.m. at Evart United Methodist Church. SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5:30-6:30p.m. at Reed City Church of the Nazarene, 5300 220th Ave., Reed City. EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center, 219 East Todd Street. ALANON MEETING every Thursday night, 7:00p.m. at Evart Sacred Heart Church. THE CHIEF OSCEOLA WOOD CARVERS will be meeting at the Osceola County Fairgrounds in Evart every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the community building. Anyone interested to learn wood carving is welcome, there is no cost. It is also the meal site for the Commission on Aging and their Thursday dinner is at noon. For mor information on carving call 734-5125 or 734-9131. Information on COA dinner reservations call 734-6005. WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Thursday evening at the Assembly of God Church in Big Rapids. Weigh-in at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB meets every third Thursday of the month. EVART CAR CLUB meets the second Thursday of every month at the Evart Moose at 7p.m. SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon. Location is at Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman Club) on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment after lunch. For information call 231-734-6005. MUSIC AT THE DEPOT will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. “We-BJammin” (Country, Blues, Oldies and Gospel).

MONDAY
REED CITY AMVETS POST 2965 MEETING, 7p.m. 129 E. Osceola Avenue. For more information, call Cliff Galloup (231)832-2787. Meetings are second Monday of every month). T.O.P.S. 1682 MEETING, every Monday at Reed City St. Paul Lutheran Church, weigh in 5:30p.m., meeting 6p.m. EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center, 219 E. Todd Street. REED CITY SENIOR CENTER MEETING, 10:30a.m. (third Monday of each month). BUTTERFLY BUNCH BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING second Monday of each month, 7p.m. For more information, call Carol Ladd (231)734-5305. EVART MOOSE LODGE NO. 2452 host bingo each Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. Doors open at 4p.m. Early bird takes place at 6p.m. with regular regular bingo at 6:30p.m. (License No. A21600) WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Monday evening at Trinity Lutheran Church on highway US-10 in Reed City. Weigh in at 5:30 p.m., meeting starts at 6:00p.m. THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’ PROGRAM LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER. Cancer Support Group for Women. Sponsored by Paradise Salon and Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Cancer Services. 2nd Monday of every other month at 4:00 p.m. January-MarchMay-July-September-November. Hosted by Crossroads Radiation Therapy Center, 4499 220th Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677. Interested? Inquire by calling: Oncology Infusion Services Staff 832-7105, Crossroads Radiation Center 832-5817 or Paradise Salon 832-3411. NATURAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, at the Sears Church of God, corner of Highway 10 and 40th Ave., west entrance. This group meets the last Monday of each month at 6 p.m. to discuss natural health options and specific subjects, CO-OP information is also available. SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon. Location is at Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman Club) on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment after lunch. For information call 231-734-6005.

WINTER CLOTHING COLLECTION: In an effort to collect warm winter clothing for our youngwters, local businesses will be collection new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, shoes, and boots. New socks will be welcome as well. Donated items will be collected from September 6 through October 21. You may drop donated items off at Baldwin Outlet, Jones Homemade Ice Cream, and the Lake County Star. Please help us meet this community need. Thank you for your generosity.

HEARTLAND HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING. Heartland Hospice of Cadillac is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in the Reed City Area and the outlaying communities. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, patient transport/patient outings, errand running, child care, and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule. Please call Paul King at Heartland Hospice at 231-775-6840 for further information.

SATURDAY
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER Potluck and Cards, 12 p.m. (third Saturday of each month).

REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Chicken BBQ (third Saturday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call (231)832-5102.

INTERSECTION OPEN-DOORS FREE COMMUNITY DINNER takes place every Saturday night at 5:45 p.m. at the corner of US-10 and 66 in the Brooks Corners United Methodist hall. Open to everyone. Reservation are required, please call (231)734-2733. Please leave your name, contact phone number and number of people attending. Intersection Church takes place folling the dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.. Everyone welcome.

WEDNESDAY
ELIJAH’S PLACE MEAL, (last Wednesday of each month), 5-6:30p.m. at Zion-Emanuel Lutheran Church, 202 Albert Street, LeRoy. Open to the public, free of charge. IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Game Day, 11a.m. at the club house. PATHFINDER PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer Story Hour, 1-2p.m. for children ages 4-8. A parent must remain in the library during story hour. SOUTH EVART QUILT CLUB, (first and third Wednesday of the month), 10:30a.m.-2p.m. with potluck lunch at noon. Contact Margie (231)734-3857 or Ann (231)867-3237. EVART FAITH BIBLE CHURCH PIONEER CLUB, 6p.m. every Wednesday for first through sixth grades. REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY STORY TIME is every Wednesday from 11:15a.m. until noon. There will be games, crafts, songs and stories. BITELY BETTER CONSERVATION CLUB MEETINGS are held the first Wednesday of each month (excluding January through March), and the public is always welcome. The doors open at 5:30 for a pot luck dinner followed by the meeting which starts at 7:00p.m. OSCEOLA COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITIES meeting is the first Wednesday of every month. Call the hotline for location of the meeting and for information. (231)832-8453 EVART AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE meets at 6p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. For information call 734-9799. BINGO, EVERY WEDNESDAY, VFW Hall Post #7979, Evart, license A04340. Early Bird at 6 p.m. Located at 4681 85th Ave., Evart. THE BIG RAPIDS MASONIC LODGE meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Big Rapids Masonic Temple on east 19 Mile Road in Big Rapids. NA OPEN MINDED RECOVERY MEETING will be held at 7 p.m. Every Wednesday and Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave., Big Rapids. THE MIDWESTERN MICHIGAN AARP CHAPTER 2418 will hold their monthly meeting the second Wednesday of the month at the United Methodist Church in Reed City with a pot-luck lunch stating at 12 p.m. The Program Schedule is as follows: ~SEPTEMBER 14- Jeff Weber from the Emergency Management

THE LEROY FARMERS MARKET will be held every Saturday from 9a.m. To 1 p.m. Through mid October. For information call Brian Cool at (231)768-4624 or go to www.leroyfarmersmarket.com.

EVERGREEN COVENANT WOMEN will hold a craft and bake sale on Saturday, August 27 from 9a.m. to 2p.m. At Hollister Senior Citizen Center on 1505 Michigan Ave. (M37) in Baldwin. All proceeds go to community charities.

TUESDAY
LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, 10a.m. Monthly topics. Open to all pregnant and nursing mothers. Children welcome. Downtown Reed City. Contact Sue, LLL group leader for directions or questions, (231)832-1858 or email LLL Sue@charter.net. (Meetings are Third Tuesday of every month.) IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Senior Size, 11a.m. and Line Dancing, 7p.m. at the club house. SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5-6 p.m. (every Tuesday) at the church, 216 S. Main Street, Hersey. For more information, call the church (231)832-9072. Church is barrier free. FREE CLOTHING - FOOD available to those in need (second and fourth Tuesday of the month), 5p.m. at Idlewild Seventh Day Adventist Church’s Community Service. REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FOOD PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) 1-4p.m. at St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832-2624 for more information. CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, (second Tuesday of each month), 1p.m. at St. Ann’s Church Basement in Baldwin. For further information, call Shawn (231)745-8421. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 7a.m. at the Evart United Methodist Church. BINGO12:30 at Reed City Senior Center, 219 East Todd Street. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 2-4p.m. The group meets at the Community Mental Health for Central Michigan in Osceola County located at 4473 220th Ave. in Reed City. For mor information call (231)832-2247. The group is for individuals who provide caregiving services for individuals with Dementia, Alzheimers or other chronic/terminal medical conditions. There is no charge to participate and there are no residency restrictions.

~SEPTEMBER 17, 24, & OCTOBER 8 Saturday-Sept. 17, 2011-10 AM-Hike- Hike a loop along the Pere Marquette River near Baldwin. The access point will be the Maple Leaf access. FFI contact Joan Young at 231 757-2205 or email jhy@t-one.net See http://www. getoffthecouch.info/mason/mapleleaf.htm for a map to the start. This event is free and the public is welcome.

FRIDAY
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Fish Fry (first Friday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call (231)832-5102. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 8p.m. at the Evart United Methodist Church. PEDRO, 1p.m. at the Reed City Senior Center, 219 East Todd Street. EVERY FRIDAY Fish or Shrimp dinner from 5 to 8p.m. Moose Lodge No. 2452 located at 8400 US-10 in Evart. For more information call (231)734-6181 BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT at LeRoy VFW Post #10770 on Mackinaw Trail next to Citizens Bank. Early birds starts at 6p.m. Concession stand is open. SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon. Location is at Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman Club) on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment after lunch. For information call 231-734-6005. REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Chicken Wings (Last Friday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 E. Osceola Ave. For more information, call (231)832-5102. PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR EVENTS TO BE TURNED IN FOR NEXT PUBLICATION. Send all upcoming events no later than WEDNESDAY NOON to: The Tri-County Yvonne Morneau 211 W. Upton, Suit B Reed City, MI 49677 Phone: (231)832-5566 or (231)592-8344 Fax: (231)832-5558

Saturday Sept. 24, 10 AM- We will have a picnic and celebration of the completion of the Ed Chappel boardwalk through Sterling Marsh. Meet the volunteers who worked on it. Please join us for the celebration. Contact Ed Chappel at 231 266-8008 or email ed.chappel@ goldcommcable.com for more info and directions to the start. This event is free the public is welcome. Saturday, Oct. 8 , 2011-5 PM Picnic. 7 PM Annual Meeting and Speaker Joan Young - At Faith Fellowship Church in Irons, MI. Address is 8889 W. 6 Mile Road, Irons, MIJoan Young will be our speaker with a video program for you about her highlights of hiking the North Country Trail. Joan is the first woman to have hiked the entire trail and brings her unique perspective to the experience. See the website at http://www. northcountrytrail.org/spw/Annual_Meeting.html for more details and the map to Faith Fellowship church or call Loren or Dave at 231 729-0544 or email lobach@hughes. net This event is free and the public is welcome

SUNDAY

REED CITY VFW Ladies Auxiliary “All American Breakfast” (first Sunday of every month), 8a.m-12 noon. 129 East Osceola Avenue.

LAST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH, Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-11 a.m. Evart Moose Lodge, #2452, 8400 U.S.-10.

EVART VFW POST 7979 BREAKFAST 2nd Sunday of every month.

REED CITY MASONIC LODGE will stop serving their Pancake Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month until further notice.

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THE CITY OF Evart Downtown Development Authority has an opening for a part-time Director who will lead the organization's business and community development efforts focused on the Evart DDA District. Under the general direction of the DDA Board, the Director is responsible for the initiation and promotion of programs to improve, preserve, and enhance the DDA District as well as promoting the overall appearance and economic viability of the District. The DDA Director is expected to have education and experience in one or more of the following areas: business development, economic development, strategic planning, marketing, real estate development, and community organization. Please send cover letter and resume to: DDA Search PO Box 668 Evart, MI 49631-0668 by Friday, September 16, 2011. Please call 231-734-6119 for more information. The Evart DDA is an EOE employer.

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1 39 $ 1 5999 $ 1 7999 $ 21999

Made In

U.S.A.

Made In

$
SAVE
17999 $ 99 LT285/75R16 E RWL 189 $ LT265/70R17 E BSL 18999
LT265/75R16 E RWL

159
As Low As
Sale Price
$
.. ..............

FIERCE ATTITUDE M/T ™

U.S.A.

BW ‘E’ LT245/75R16

99

$
SAVE
P205/50R16.............................. P205/55R16.............................. P225/50R16..............................

79
As Low As
Sale Price
1

FIERCE INSTINCT ™ VR

89 $ 11999
$ 99
P235/75R16 BSL-SL
SPECIAL BUY

WRANGLER ST
P225/75R16 BSL-SL

STOCK REDUCTION CLEARANCE RV-XT

12999 $ 99 P265/75R16 .... 139 $ 99 LT265/75R16 ... 149 $ 99 P265/65R17 .... 149
P245/75R16 ....
While Supply Lasts

99

P195/55R15 BSL

TRUCK & SUV

GREAT TRACTION

PERFORMANCE

50000
MILE TREAD LIFE LIMITED WARRANTY*
$

$

AC DELCO® PROFESSIONAL
78 - 7 Year 65 - 7 Year 78 DT - 7 Year

BATTERY SALE

8999

w/Exchange

$

....

21999 $ 99 LT275/70R18 E BSL 239 $ LT275/65R18 E 22999
LT285/70R17 D...............

9499 $ 8999 $ 9999
$

P215/50R17....................

P215/55R16......................... P225/55R17......................

10999 $ 9999 $ 1 999 1

11 SIZES AVAILABLE
1

10 SIZES AVAILABLE

Mile Tread Life Limited Warranty may vary by size or speed rating of tire. See store for complete details on warranties, other sizes and prices available.

50 Month Free Replacement 84 Month Warranty Prices Valid thru 9/15/11

$ P175/65R14 .......... $ P185/65R14 .......... $ P185/70R14 .......... $ P195/60R15 .......... $ P215/60R15 .......... $ P215/70R15 .......... $ P215/60R16 .......... $ P225/60R16 ..........

EXPLORER ALL SEASON

KELLY TIRE

A Good Deal On A Great Tire

4999 5999 5999 6499 6999 6999 7499 7499

No Interest if Paid in full within 6 Months with Goodyear Credit Card. Ask for Details!

SERVING THE AREA FOR 84 YEARS • M-66

GINGRICH TIRE CENTER
AT

M-20, REMUS, MI 49340 • 989-967-3541

105 Linden St Big Rapids, MI (231) 796-4808

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Forward Realty, Inc.

Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath on 5.8 acres in Ashton. Has a 2 stall garage and old repair shop as well. Comes with 1 year home warranty. 11029694 Nice partially wooded lot on Muskegon River. Build new home in established neighborhood. $19,900 11028645 Need a very lovely, well kept doublewide? Just around a short corner from Chippewa Lake, an open designed 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2½ car garage. 11021232 This home is on 5 acres on a paved road, has a huge 3 car garage and is a 3 bedroom, one bath home. Sits on 5 acres. $69,900 11018687 Fixer upper close to boat-able Muskegon River. Needs a lot of work. But at $10,000 you can afford to fix it up! 11016836
www.century21forwardrealty.com

127 SOUTH STATE STREET • BIG RAPIDS • (231) 796-0907

www.snydersbbq.com
“We Deliver Everything!”

To view our entire menu, please visit

16” Extra Large Pepperoni Pizza

$

1 1

99

Fully

S Specializing In Working Around Power Lines & Houses I W A P L H

ANDY’S TREE SERVICE
www.andystreeservice.com 1-800-982-4540 or 231-937-5607 SENIOR DISCOUNT • Call For a FREE ESTIMATE
Serving Montcalm, Kent, Newaygo, Mecosta, Osceola Counties and more!! Also Canadian Lakes area!!
Andrew T. Callender

“We Go All Over!”

Tree Work of All Kinds
• Tree & Stump Removal & Trimming • Shrub Removal & Trimming • Tree Bracing & Repair • Lot Clearing • Storm Clean Up • Pruning

POOLS

YOUR SPA HEADQUARTERS

Residential Pool & Spa Installation
Purchase you and rece r spa today ive Spa F rog Mineral System

$

FREE

2,599

SPAs STARTING AT

• Family Owned & Operated • Over 30 Years Experience • Licensed & Insured • Full Retail Store • Custom In-ground Pools • Above Ground Pools • Liner Replacement • Spring Openings / Winter Closings • Water Hauling / Excavation • Salt Water Pools

SEATS: 6 | 28 JETS

6411 Alpine Ave NW Between 7 & 8 Mile Rd. • Comstock Park

POOLS

616.784.1270 www.fox-pools.com

10% OFF
your chemicals
Excludes any specials or prior sales.

Coupon ★ Coupon ★ Coupon oupon Coupon Coupon p

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We Offer: • Wood Stoves, Inserts, Furnace Add-ons & Boilers • Pellet and Multi-Fuel Stoves, Inserts, Furnace Add-ons & Boilers • Gas Stoves and Inserts 20% Off • Wood Pellets Year-Round Venting with stove • Hearth Pads, Venting and Stoves purchase in stock to save you money immediately!

Come talk to the Experts at Alternative Heating and Fuel!

Save Hundreds on your Home Heating Bills this Winter!

Big Rapids Eagles 2535
presents

T

Center Stag he
In Concert

e

Alternative Heating & Fuel
910 N. M-37 7 miles N of Baldwin, MI 49304

www.alternativeheatingandfuel.com

231-745-6110

September 24, 2011
7:00pm
Admission $2 or Donation of canned food to Food Pantry

Instore

Stop in and Check out the Savings! p g

Grilled Chicken Dinner $7.00
Served from 5:00-8:00pm 50/50 Raffles

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Up to 60% OFF Most Remaining Pool Items
Call to schedule your pool closing and save $10.00 off the closing cost.
Competitive Pricing & Prompt Service

Locally Owned, Licensed and Insured

204 Elm Big Rapids

796-9999

ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL • CLEAN FUEL GASOLINE / PROPANE / LUBRICANTS We Deliver or Haul Your Own!

OIL & PROPANE
Locally Owned & Operated Since 1948 18655 Northland Dr., Old U.S. 131, Big Rapids

MICHAEL

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

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE!

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Summer Sale on Roofing and Siding!
Call Now for Best Price, plus FREE Gutter System with Roof and Siding
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18387 Northland Drive • 1-231-796-2651 • 1-800-716-2726 • www.marcoauto.com

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Located: 4 Miles north of Greenville, MI on M-91 to Sidney Rd. East 1 mile to Fitzner Rd, 2 miles to Pakes Rd. East 3/4 mile to Sale at Eli E Miller Jr. Farm. 7234 Pakes Rd. Lots of off road parking.

• BBQ CHICKEN DINNER • HOG ROAST & BAKED GOODS
ALL YOU CAN EAT. PAY WITH DONATION GREENVILLE, MI

BENEFIT AUCTION

CALL OR VISIT US TO SEE WHAT YOUR VEHICLE IS WORTH
12771 Northland Drive Cedar Springs
1 Mile North of M-57 (14 Mile Road)
Hours: Mon. & Wed. 9:30 am - 8 pm Tue., Thur. & Fri. 9:30 am - 6 pm Sat. 10 am - 2 pm

WE BUY WE SELL • WE TRADE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2011
Auction starting at 11:00 am – Dinner starting at 10:00 am
42” Round Table w/2 Leaves and 4 Hickory Chairs • Full Size Oak Bed • Oak Highboy Chest of Drawers • Ladies Walnut Writing Desk • Rustic Log Furniture • Oak Hickory Rocker • Child Table and 2 Chairs (Oak) • Expecting Many More Pieces of Good New Furniture • Treadle Sewing Machine • Old Church Benches Numerous New Handmade Quilts And Wall Hangers

www.cedarcarco.com

NEW FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD

16 Yr Old Standardbred Stallion • 6 Yr Old Hackney Pony Stud • Like New Set of Fancy Work Harness 8x10 Deluxe Utility Building • New Deer Blinds • Minkota Trolling Motor • Small Stove • Semi Load of Slab Fire Wood • Trailer Load of Slab Fire Wood • 6 ft. Alum. Step Ladder • Fiskar Reel Push Mower • Bicycle Weather Vane • Old Trunk • Misc. Outdoor Furniture •
Several Goodie Wagons!

HORSES AND HARNESS

MISC. AND COLLECTABLE ITEMS

QUILTS

Benefit is for Lakeview Amish Community hospital bills. All items are 100% donated. All proceeds go for medical expenses. RAFFLE DRAWING FOR QUILT, CEDAR CHEST AND HICKORY ROCKER
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is only a partial listing of what will be there! Bring the family and enjoy an All Y Can Eat Dinner and Auction ou excitement! TERMS: cash or approved check with proper I.D. Nothing to be removed until settled for. Not responsible for accidents. Lunch and porta jon on grounds. All announcements made day of sale take precedence over all printed materials.

Robert G. Hawley
Master Hearing Consultant

Introducing

• FREE Hearing & Screening and Consultation • FREE Lifetime Clean and Check, Adjustments of all Aids • FREE Trial on RIE Hearing Aids

Hearing Centers

YODER BROTHERS AUCTION SERVICE
Specializing In Successful Auctions
Auctioneers LeRoy and Willis Yoder

550A S. State St. • Big Rapids

PH: 989-386-9082

9484 S. Rogers Ave., Clare, MI

231-796-4606 or 1-800-522-9588

(Inside RE/MAX Building)

End of Summer Blowout!
September 12-17 • While Supplies Last! Garden Weed & Feed Insect Killers Fertilizers
Flashlights Shleich Toys HALF OFF Deer Plots Cat Litter $2.99 Squirrel Feeders Mosquito Beeter Oriole Feeders Wind Chimes Solar Lights Mole Worms Fishing Supplies 50% OFF D Handle Shovels $8.99 100’ Garden hose $19.99 Rakes 15% OFF 3’ x 50’ Landscape Fabric $6.99 Cement Tools 50% OFF

Stanwood Feed N Needs

21 FRONT ST. • STANWOOD • (231) 823-2081
Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 • Saturday 8-1

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‘09 CHEVY IMPALA LT* ‘08 CHEVY MALIBU LS*

‘08 PONTIAC G-5*

$11,950 or $198 mo.

$11,799 or $195 mo.

$10,749 or $177 mo.

Only 28,000 Miles!

NO BULL!
‘03 Pontiac Grand Am GT
Low Miles

‘03 Chevy Ext. Cab
1/2 Ton, 4x4

‘04 Cadillac SRX

SHOP AND COMPARE!
‘08 FORD FUSION ‘09 FORD TAURUS SEL ‘05 LINCOLN LS
Loaded, Moon Roof.

AWD

‘04 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo, 4x4

$11,399 or $187 mo.

$9,970 or $165 mo.

$7,995 or $177 mo.

‘02 Pontiac Montana
97 Lumina ................................... $1,795 L i $1 795 97 Chevy 6.5 Diesel ................... $3,995 97 Cadillac Deville ..................... $1,795 95 Suburban 3rd Row Seat, 4x4 .... $2,995 95 Buick LeSabre ...................... $1,495

MANAGERS SPECIALS

100 S. State St. (Corner of State & M-20)

231-796-4670
*Payments plus tax, title, plate down. OAC. See dealer for details.

AUTOMOTIVE OF BIG RAPIDS

Rhynard’s Pontoons
NATIONS #1
“Your Pontoon Boat Headquarters” Same location for over 35 years
1380 Greenville Rd. (M-91)

DEALER

616-754-7634

PADDLE QWEST

2012’s Are Now In Stock – Clearing Out 2011’s
Now taking appointments for Winterization, Shrinkwrap, Detailing and Storage!
Licens Licensed & Insured sured

Don’t do a fly by – ask what lines they carry.

Trust Your Boat to a Franchised Dealer!!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER
$

17

4,995

$

6,995

$

7,495

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

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

2002 LAYTON 253 SLIDEOUT 8,995

2009 SUZUKI V-STROM 650
Hard Saddle, Bags & Trunk.
$

7,995

11,995

WE HAVE RV’S IN STOCK!
$

2008 POLARIS RANGER
XP 4x4, Limited Edition.
$

Front BDRM, Rear Living, Mid Kit. Slide
$

2004 LAYTON LAKEVIEW 13,995

Screaming Eagle. Loaded. Sharp!
$

2003 H.D. Road King 14,995

11,995

$

12,995

13,995

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

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

2006 COACHMEN SPIRIT OF AMERICA
Bunk House, Full Slide
$

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

2006 FOREST RIVER SALEM 19,500

Upper Level Bunk House, Frnt BR, Full Slide
$

2007 TIMBERLAND TIMBERLODGE 23,995

15,995

17,495

18,995

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

2005 FLEETWOOD GEARBOX 3,995

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

3 Slides, Rear Living Area, Very Big Inside.
$

2005 SANDPIPER 8,995

4 Horse Slant, Rear Tack, Full Living Quarters.
$

2003 BISON 826 ASGP 10,995

2009 KEYSTONE COUGAR
32’, 3 Slides, Front Bunks, Rear Bedroom.
$

6,495

10,995

1999 GMC SAFARI AWD
V6, Auto., Local Trade.
$

2006 CHEVROLET AVEO
AWD, V6, Loaded
$

2004 BUICK CENTURY
V6, Auto, Very Clean
$

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

2005 BUICK LACROSSE
CXS, V6, Leather, Loaded
$

10,995

10,995

10,995

10,995

11,995

2005 CHEVY EQUINOX
AWD, Loaded.
$

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

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

2008 JEEP PATRIOT
Sport, Auto., AC.
$

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

11,995

12,995

12,995

12,995

13,995

Overland. V8, Leather, Loaded, 4x4.
$

2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 13,995

2007 DODGE CHARGER
AWD, V6, Loaded.
$

2008 DODGE CARAVAN
SE, 3.3 V6, Loaded.
$

2009 SATURN VUE FWD
Auto, Loaded, AWD
$

2003 CHEVROLET 2500 HD
V8, Auto., Local Trade.
$

13,995

13,995

14,995

14,995

V8, Hemi, Leather, Power Moonroof, Loaded
$

2005 CHRYSLER 300C 19,995

2006 CHEVY SILVERADO
LS, 4x4, V8, Loaded.
$

SXT, Auto., Loaded, 48,000 Miles.

2008 DODGE AVENGER

2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS
V8, Auto, Leather, Moonroof

2008 SATURN AURA XE
V6, Auto., Leather, Moonroof.

23,995

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

2007 GMC YUKON SLT
Leather, Quad Seats, Loaded

2004 DODGE SPRINTER
10 Pass., Diesel, Dual A/C.

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

616.754.6800

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M-F 8am-5:30pm

1204 N. State St. Big Rapids

NATU UR NEW )! K OUT O ND CHEC ER (PICTURED STOP IN A UTDOOR WOOD BOIL iler Repair COMFOR T O oor Wood Bo

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Home of the in ALL Outd allation of Specializing for Gas Furnaces and Inst air liances. Service & Rep Small Gas App & Repair is Heati9ng57 • (231) 592-3155 Par 0 (231) 34 -6 Call Anytime! Available. *Financing ERVICE ERGENCY S 24 HOUR EM

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592-1204
es odeling • Garag Insulation • Rem ks • Additions Pole Barns • Dec ion New Construct

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TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

KELLER NORTH COUNTRY MOTORS
Sales • Service • Quick Lube
COUPON

110 For Rent Mobile Homes
2-BEDROOM MOBILE, QUIET country setting, 15 minutes east from Big Rapids, no pets. (231)250-5729 3 BEDROOM MOBILE home, Big Rapids $600/month plus utilities, security deposit and references, one year lease. (231)592-8202

170 Items for Sale

Summer AC Special!
$

Fuel Injection Service
to improve your MPG

9995

ALL DAY EVERY DAY Full Service OIL CHANGE

Don’t Overheat This Summer!

AMANA SIDE BY side fridge with ice maker 3-1/12 year old, excellent condition. $475 (231)796-0827.

COUPON

Most makes 6999 & models FULLY CERTIFIED MECHANIC ON STAFF AT ALL TIMES • FREE LOANER CAR W/APPT.

$

$

2362

COOLANT FLUSH

$

5995

FLEX WATER SOFTENER model 2510 new in box $400 (231)796-9312.

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160 Real Estate
‘00 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Laredo 4x4. 4.0L PW, PL, tilt, cruise. Very clean. New rotors, spark plugs & coil. 4 new tires.

YOUR PRICE

$

5,795

2.0L, 5 spd., AC, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, CD, 4.2L V6, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, PS roof rack, CD. rear spoiler, new 02 sensor & lube, oil, filter. Fresh trade. New brakes & fluid. Must see!

’05 KIA SPECTRA
$

’05 FORD FREESTAR SEL
YOUR PRICE

8 ACRES MORLEY, wooded 2 acre deer plot $29,900, $500 down, $300 month (231)629-2944, (616)204-4550.

YOUR PRICE

4,995

$

6,995

Acreage
5-20 ACRES, STARTING at $19,900., $500. down, $250./mo. BIG RAPIDS, MORLEY or BLANCHARD (231)629-2944 or (616)204-4550.

LINDSEY BABY CRIB $65 (231)7960966.

2.0L 4 cyl., tilt, alloys, 5 spd. Great MPG! New battery valve cover gasket, timing belt, front rotors, parking brake cables, and fuel filter.

’00 FORD FOCUS ZX3 HATCHBACK ‘01 DODGE RAM 1500 ’00 BUICK REGAL LS
YOUR PRICE

$

3,495

4x4, 5.9L V8, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, towing pkg., AC, CD. Fresh trade.

YOUR PRICE

$

5,995

Auto., 3.8L, 4 dr., PW, PL, tilt, cruise, AC, CD. Fresh trade. New wheel bearing, window switch and fluids.

YOUR PRICE

$

3,495

170 Items for Sale
14' WOODEN BOAT, A-1 condition, oars & seats included. $200 O.B.O. skardux@gmail.com 1942 CATERPILLAR DOZER, 1946 John Deere B, 2-1978 Ford part trucks w/1-plow (complete minus 1 front end), 2001 Polaris 500 XC snowmobile (2142 miles), 1997 Yamaha Quad Big Bear 350, John Deere 12' drag, Huskee riding mower (46" cut), Snowblower, Penn reel 320 w/rod, Diawa line counter reel 27 w/rod and line counter 47 w/rod, chest freezer, Topper for Chevy S10. 231-6296651. ACHIEVE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE with an Outdoor Wood Furnace from Central Boiler. 25 year warranty available. White Pine Outdoor Boilers, Inc. Marion (231)743-6544

M & J NEW & USED FURNITURE of Evart. Largest selection of good used and new furniture and appliances. (231)734-2707. We buy, sell or trade. Mon.-Fri.(9-5), Sat.(9-2), Sun. (10-2) www.mandjfurniture.com

MOTORIZED MEN'S BICYCLE, like new 49cc $325. (989)382-9293 ask for Dan.

4 dr., 3.8L V6, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, ABS, auto., power seat. Very clean. Fresh trade.

‘05 BUICK LESABRE
YOUR PRICE

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2006 CHRY. PT CRUISER

2008 FORD FUSION I4 SE 2005 FORD FIVE HUNDRED
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2005 FORD RANGER XL

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23,999 1 7,900
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2006 FORD F 250 XL O D F-250 XLT

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$

1 8,900

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0% INTEREST FOR 60 MONTHS PLUS $1,000 BONUS CASH R E B AT E S U P T O $ 8 , 5 0 0
(ON SELECT MODELS)

(ON SELECT MODELS)

2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS
LOW MILEAGE LEASE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES

2012 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

$
2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS

39 MO. LEASE, 39,000 MILES

LOW MILEAGE LEASE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES

*$2,319 Due at lease signing. Pmts after all rebates. GM employee pricing on approved credit.

179

$

39 MO. LEASE, 39,000 MILES

MO.

*$1,769 Due at lease signing. Pmts after all rebates. GM employee pricing on approved credit.

269

MO.

2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EXT CAB LS 4X4
LOW MILEAGE LEASE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES

2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2WD REG CAB

0% FOR 72 MONTHS OR $3,500 R E B AT E
39 MO. LEASE, 39,000 MILES

$
SP MGR EC IA L

39 MO. LEASE, 39,000 MILES

*$2,079 Due at lease signing. Pmts after all rebates. GM employee pricing on approved credit.

269
per mo.*

LOW MILEAGE LEASE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES

$

MO.

*$2,039 Due at lease signing. Pmts after all rebates. GM employee pricing on approved credit.

189
4 Dr, 4x4, #12240A

MO.

QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLES - QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLES
Stock Photo

SP MGR EC IA L

1997 Mercedes-Benz
4 Dr, Auto, Moonroof, #12185A

2007 Chevy Impala LTZ
V6, Leather Interior, Moonroof, Loaded, #12207

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
3.8 V6, Auto, Spoiler, Wheels, Sharp Car, #12187

2006 Ford Escape XLT
4 Dr, 4x4, V6, Auto, Nicely Equipped, #12233A

2004 Chevy Trailblazer LT ON SALE FOR ONLY

ON SALE FOR ONLY

$

3,990

$0 DOWN

$

235

$0 DOWN

$

238

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

225

per mo.*

$

8,990

2008 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab
Ext Cab, LS, 4x4, Auto, Tow Pkg, #12200

$0 DOWN

$

379

V6, Auto, Heated Leather, Warranty, 30+ MPG, #12243

2008 Chevy Impala

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

278

5 Dr, Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, PW/PL, CD, Nice Little Car, #695A

2010 Mazda 3

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

319

4 Dr, AWD, Leather, Low Miles, Clean, Like New, #699A

2007 Buick Rendezvous

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
V6, Sto N Go Seating, Nicely Equipped, #12223

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

268

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

285

per mo.*

V6, Auto, Spoiler, Well Equipped, Sharp Car, #2393B

2005 Chevy Impala

Stock Photo

$0 DOWN

$

207

Air, Cruise, Tilt, PW/PL, AM/FM/CD, Good Gas Mileage, #12226

2008 Saturn Vue XE AWD

2008 Chevy Malibu LT
4 Dr, Auto, Air, Cruise, 30+ MPG, #12231

SP MGR EC IA L

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

319

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

267

Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, PW/PL, New Car Trade In, #2368A

2007 Toyota Camry LX

2008 Chevy Silverado HD 2500
Ext Cab, 6.0 V8, Tow Pkg, Ready To Pull, #8112A

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

256

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

355

SP MGR EC IA L

per mo.*

2000 Dodge Durango XLT
4x4, 3rd Seat, #987B

ON SALE FOR ONLY

$

Classi

C

5,990

Classic Chevrolet Classic Chevrolet Lake City
$0 DOWN

4 Dr, 4x4, 6 Cyl, Auto, Heated Leather, #12209

2008 GMC Envoy SLT

2004 Ford SD F250 Reg Cab
4x4, V8, Auto, Tow Pkg, Ready For Work, #15376A

$

267

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

274

4x4, 6 Cyl, Auto, Two-Tone Paint, Nice Clean Vehicle, #12232

2008 Chevy Trailblazer LT

1997 Chevy Monte Carlo Z34
Leather, Loaded, #12208B

per mo.*

$0 DOWN

$

328

per mo.*

ON SALE FOR ONLY

$

3,990
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