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MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 3
3Editorial
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
n Wedding
announcements, Page 4
n Obituary, Page 5
nCommunity News, Page 5
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The River Valley
Serving PortionS of MontcalM, MecoSta, newaygo and Kent countieS
On Thursday, September 22, Jr.
Girl Scout Troop 275 in White Cloud,
under the leadership of Jenny Bul-
son and Bobbie DeChemin helped to
celebrate Constitution Week. Every
year the President, State Governors
and City Mayors sign proclamations
declaring the week of September 17-
23rd as Constitution Week. The week
long commemoration of America’s
most important document is one of
our country’s least known offcial ob-
servances. Our Constitution stands as
a testament to the tenacity of Ameri-
cans throughout history to maintain
their liberties and freedom, and to en-
sure those inalienable rights to every
American.
The tradition of celebrating the
Constitution was started many years
ago by the Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the
Daughters petitioned Congress to set
aside September 17-23 annually to be
dedicated for the observance of Con-
stitution week. The resolution was
later adopted by the U.S. Congress
and signed into Public Law #915 on
August 2, 1956 by President Dwight
D. Eisenhower. The aims of the cel-
ebration are to (1) emphasize citizens’
responsibilities for protecting and de-
fending the Constitution, preserving
it for prosperity; (2) inform the people
Junior Girl Scout Troop 275 celebrates Constitution Week
HOMECOMING
ROYALTY: Tri County Homecoming Queen Shayna Gross and King Tyler Ben-
nett are recognized. (Courtesy Photo/Kristine Dollberg)
The directors of the Montcalm Pan-
handle Community Fund are very pleased
to announce that a portion of the $3,000
available to award this year have been
designated.
The frst award for this year is to the
Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Town-
ship Library in the amount of $1,350 for
their Teen & Tween programming and
book club. Recent budget cuts have caused
a 46 percent cut in state revenue support
to the library and this grant will help to
encourage teens and tweens to read and
utilize library resources. Shown are Jan-
ice Williams & Cheryl Smith of the library
and Rich Pease one of the directors of the
Panhandle Fund.
The second of this year’s grants is to
the Tri-County Little League program and
is in the amount of $1,000. This grant will
be part of a larger overall project that will
add a Challenger Division that will allow
children with physical and developmental
challenges the opportunity to play ball.
This project is expected to be completed
in the spring of 2012 and is estimated
to beneft 80-100 children with special
needs who may not otherwise be able to
participate. Shown are Julia Bice, Gracie
Barrett, Sinclaire Bice, Chad Bice & Rich
Pease.
Each of these awards will have a posi-
Montcalm
Panhandle
Community
Fund awards
2011 grants
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seeks additional requests
See GRANTS page 8
See SCOUTS page 8
“New Outlook” will be rolling in
from Ohio on the bluegrass gospel
train on October 8. The dynamic
husband-wife duo of Lori Lyn and
Brad Lambert of Ohio, accompanied
by Casey Cook, director of Denison
University’s Bluegrass Program and
Kentucky born and bred Merrell
Boggs has a “new outlook” on tradi-
tional bluegrass and gospel tunes.
“New Outlook” has been hot on the
music festival trail this past summer
and Zellie’s is delighted to welcome
them.
Zellie’s continues to offer a “low
dough show” ticket price of only $5.
Arrive early and you may even catch
the Zellie’s Opry House Band oc-
casionally warming up the crowd!
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with shows
kicking off at 7:00 p.m. Additional
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to play at
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WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS
David Hamilton and Alicia Fisk were pronounced Husband
and Wife in the outside wedding on September 2, 2011. Best man
was Greg Fisk, Matron of Honor was Pam Fisk. Groomsmen in-
cluded Roger Fisk, Bo Eley and Curtis Hayden. Bridesmaids in-
cluded Kristina Fisk, Kendra Holmes and Jessica Fisk. Jr. Bride
was Samantha Fisk, Jr. Groom was Corey Hamilton-Fisk, fower
girl was Courtney Fisk and ring bearer was Adrian Fisk. Ushers
included Paul Eickenroth, Martin Moerland and Nicole Eick-
enroth. Master and Mistress of Ceremony were Rick and Cindy
Fisk. Parents of the Bride and Groom are Greg and Cheryl Fisk
and Bo and Karen Eley.
Wedding vows were exchanged on August 6, 2011 by Julie
Lynn Kremers and Christopher Charles Fennema. Parents of the
couple are Curtis and Maxine Barendreght of Howard City and
Roger and Jakki Vander Laan of Byron Center. Maid of Honor
was Jenny Orsatti. Bridesmaids were Tammy Gould, Shelly Boer-
ema, Kelly Guentert, Ashley Vander Laan. Best Man was Matt
Fennema. Groomsmen were Jeff Vander Laan, Paul Schuurmans.
Brian Hanna and Jeff Baar. Ushers were Matt Warsen and Mike
Wenger. The couple resides in Wayland, MI.
Hamilton, Fisk exchange vows
Kremers, Fennema married
Sunday evening
church services
Newly installed pastor, Curt
Chaffee, of the Croton Trinity
Bible Church is pleased to an-
nounce that, beginning October
2, 2011, the Church will begin
hosting Sunday evening services.
The new services will have a gos-
pel music format with different
artists featured each week. Pas-
tor Chaffee states: “Evening ser-
vices tend to draw many people
who are unable to attend the reg-
ular morning services. I am very
excited about this new direction
we are taking.”. While traditional
Sunday morning (9:30 to 10:30
AM) services will continue, the
newly offered Sunday evening
services will run from 5:30 to
6:30 PM. “The evening services
will include sing-a-long and con-
cert music. One of our parishio-
ners, Jeanette Howarth, of the
Croton area will be featured on
October 2. She has a lovely sing-
ing voice and plays beautiful pi-
ano! We also have a mother and
son duo, Claire and Steve Chaffee
from Ottawa County, coming on
Sunday, October 9th. They sing
and play various stringed instru-
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MONDAY,OCTOBER3,2011•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 5
Keith Phillip Voss
Keith Phillip Voss, 72, of Howard City
passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.
He was a 1957
graduate of Godwin
High School where he
participated in choir
and Barbershop Quar-
tet. Keith served in
the Navy reserves. He
worked at many dif-
ferent businesses and
then worked as a state-
certifed pest control
technician for 37 years
with Michigan Termite Pest Control.
Keith enjoyed learning about various
reptiles and amphibians and doing Taxi-
dermy. He also helped local students with
nature projects and teachings of nature.
Keith had been active in the community
for most of his life. He was a Scout Master
at Griggs St. E.U.B. Church. Keith helped
Scout Troop #73 of Howard City as be-
ing the nature and environmental science
counselor by lecturing and demonstrat-
ing. He was a well-rounded musician
who loved singing and playing multiple
musical instruments. His passion in later
years was mapping and researching the
silver and gold prospecting mines and
prospecting. Keith had a strong religious
faith.
He is survived by his loving wife and
best friend of 52 years, Gladys; children,
Julia Voss, Sherry and Rodney Cole, Bon-
nie and Brad Hartwell, Peggy Voss (Hawk)
and Diane; sister, Janice and George
Bertonia; sister in law, Deanne Brown;
grandchildren, Glen (Robin), Jessica,
Jason (Juana), Bradley, Mackenzie, and
Mark (Lela); great-grandchildren, Emily,
Tyler, Anthony, Christian, and the antici-
pated arrival of another. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Milfred and Ruth
Voss, brother in law, Bud Brown, grand-
children, James and Adam Fallis.
COMMUNITY NEWS OBITUARY
VOSS
Hometown Idol
talent showcase
winners
The Harvest Festival Committee
would like thank all the contestants
and the three judges for their partic-
ipation in this year frst singing tal-
ent showcase, as part of the Festival
schedule of events.
The three judges, Vickie Rader,
John Griffes and Laurie Elliott had
no easy task of judging a total of sev-
enteen contestants.
The singing talent showcase had
threegroup divisions and each divi-
sion had three fnalists.groups for
each division were, Juniors: under
12, Teens: 13 to 19, Adults: 20 &
over.
All though we think they were all
winners the fnalists were:
Juniors:
First: Libby Haan, Grand Haven, 9
Second: Coral Brock, Pierson, 9
Third: Annie Tank, Spring Lake, 9
Teens:
First: Taylor Taylor, Lansing, 14
Second: Haylee Perry, Morley, 14
Third: Melodie Hardie, Pierson, 13
Adults:
First: Levi Waldon, Howard City, 22
Second: Tabitha McNeilly,
Howard City, 30
Third: James Lewis, Newaygo, 21
Again the Howard City Harvest
Festival Committee would like to
express our sincere appreciation to
all three of the judges and the con-
testants who participated in this
year Hometown Idol Singing Talent
Showcase.
Vuillemot
to represent
Howard City in
pageant
Sarah Vuillemot, a senior
at Tri County High School,
was the 2010 Howard City
Harvest Festival Queen.
Among her sponsors,
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with hair by Karen, Hancock
and Katie Nielson, Dream-
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First Federal Credit Union,
Pease Insurance, Mattsons
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family and friend.
Without their generosity
and support, she would not
be able to achieve her dreams
by representing Howard City
in the Miss Michigan Teen
USA Pageant.
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Owned by Pharmacists - Run by Pharmacists
1951 – William Woodall, a druggist
in Coral for 42 years, has sold his
business to Dogal Grace of Detroit,
but will remain in charge of filling
prescriptions.
The Lakeview airport provided a
landing field for more than 20 planes
when a Civil Air Patrol maneuver
brought the pilots here where they all
enjoyed a pot luck dinner.
1961 – Rev. R.A. Potts of the First
Congregational Church of Lakeview
and Six Lakes has resigned to accept
the invitation of a church in Muskegon
to be their leader.
Leppinks Market of Lakeview has
given hope to all horse lovers in the
area as the store owners will be giving
away a free Shetland pony later this
month.
1976 – Lee Olsen, owner of Olsen’s
Knife Company in Howard City, is
backing a new business in Croton:
“Olsen’s Displays” will create adver-
tising for manufacturers in our state.
Craig Wood of Lakeview has
graduated from Great Lakes in Illinois,
and will report to Norfolk, VA, while
Marine private Brett Guy of Mecosta
has finished his basic training at the
Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San
Diego, CA.
1996 – Rosie’s Snack Shack south of
Lakeview has re-opened with a new
look and new menu.
George Schnick of Gates Road
Lakeview found one of the largest
puff-ball mushrooms ever seen in this
area. It was discovered in his yard, and
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Reynolds Township
zoning ordinances need
to be looked at
TO THE EDITOR:
To those who are concerned for the welfare of
the community.
My name is David Nemeth and I am a native of
the state of Michigan as well as a life time resident
until 15 years ago when I temporarily relocated to
Illinois. I also proudly served 8 years in the Unit-
ed States military while maintaining my Michigan
residency. After several years of careful searching
we purchased 24 acres in Reynolds Township to
build our future retirement home. The property
at the time of purchase was inaccessible due to
the heavily wooded nature of the area and the fact
that it is located several hundred feet from the
main road. I spent several weeks last year clear-
ing trees for a driveway and building site. Dur-
ing this time I inquired with the township as to
the requirements for a drive way and was given
some less then specifc information, but enough
to allow me a basic understanding. In January I
contacted the township again concerning our in-
tended driveway as I wanted some more specifc
information and was confronted with a different
zoning administrator who disputed the informa-
tion that I was given previously. I had to ask my-
self why it seemed that neither of these men were
familiar with the zoning ordinance that they were
enforcing as they presented two entirely different
explanations.
I spoke openly with Mr. DeJong about our
hopes to eventually build a home and that we
hoped to make affordable improvements to the
property over a period of time starting with a
well this year and a septic system next year and
so on. When I mentioned that we would visit the
property monthly during the summer months
and camp I was instructed that we were required
to have a permit to camp. My frst reaction was
surprise; usually people who buy land don’t need
permission to use their own property in this man-
ner. However the $35 and the paper work didn’t
seem like an inconvenience and it put a few extra
dollars in the township’s treasury so I did my part
by sending a check and zoning permit. I was con-
tacted by Mr. DeJong (by phone) several weeks
after the check cleared my bank. He informed me
that the permit was only valid for a two-week pe-
riod and that I needed to specify a specifc period.
This was a serious dilemma as we normally would
make time to visit once per month there by cost-
ing $35 per month and as much as $70.
I never received a permit for any period and
never received a refund either. Let’s remember
that we pay taxes on this property like everyone
else in the township supporting the township and
paying salaries of those employed by the town-
ship, which by the way you elect, who should be
working for us (our prosperity) and not against
us. The zoning administrator’s job is to adminis-
ter the zoning ordinance and a $35 permit should
be notice enough that we are in the area for the
season and if he feels compelled should as part of
his job check that we as well as anyone else in the
township are not in violation of the communities
ordinance and not to makeup rules as he sees ft.
The zoning ordinance is accessible online and sec-
tion 2.22 that I was directed to by Tina Porzondek,
the clerk, doesn’t specifcally mention camping.
As a matter of fact I haven’t located a section with
the specifc requirements that I was informed
were a requirement. The section in question was
for temporary residence while building a home.
We are not as of yet ready to build as we have a
residence in Illinois and have a few years before
we can retire. We own a new 2010 Travel trailer
with a current license plate that we use to camp,
that is in pristine condition.
At this point my wife and I feel as we might
have made a mistake the purchase of this prop-
erty, where the township offcials seem like char-
acters from some bad Hollywood drama that have
a personal agenda to fulfll and not the public’s
best interests at heart. The people that we have
met who live around us seem happy that we will
be neighbors and the business in the community
offer a pleasant opportunity to further our dream
of a retirement amongst friendly, responsible and
safe residents.
DAVID NEMETH,
Matinton, Illinois
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
On Saturday, September 24, the Tri County “Viking” Marching
Band traveled to Kenowa Hills to participate in the 26th annual Ke-
nowa Hills “Knight Time Classic” marching competition. Performing
in class C, the Vikings took First Place and won the caption awards
in Music, Marching, Percussion and Auxiliary. They also achieved
“Awards of Excellence” in Music and Percussion.
Drum majors Andrew Stroud and Karlie Haywood, and Color
Guard captains Megan Yost and Ally Rackley are all smiles as they dis-
play their trophies. The band performs next at the Red Flannel Day
band competition on Saturday, October 1. Congratulations Vikings!
The Cedar Springs Community Players production of “You’re a
Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be presented at the Kent Theatre on
Friday and Saturday, October 14th and 15th at 7:30 p.m. and a mati-
nee, Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m. This fun-flled family mu-
sical is based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schulz with
book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. It portrays “an average day in
the life of Charlie Brown”. This is the 65th production for the Cedar
Springs Community Players in the organizations 40th year.
All tickets are general seating. Tickets are on sale at Chase Bank in
Cedar Springs and the Cedar Springs Library or call (616) 696-0456.
For more information, visit www.cscommunityplayers.org
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It’s The Purrrrfect
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If you’ve been horsin’ around with your camera…
The 2012 River Valley Community Calendar
Pet Photo Contest Is Here!
Don’t Let Time Fly By
WE HAVE A DEADLINE!! • October 7 at high noon!
It might be best to let sleeping dogs lie —
but in this case …
Take a snapshot and send to:
River Valley News Shopper
Pet Photo Contest
491 W. Shaw
Howard City, MI 49329
YES!! … We do accept them by e-mail
at rvshopper@pioneergroup.com
Pictures must be 300 dpi minimum at 100%.
Pictures should be “landscape”
(9” wide x 3½” tall viewable picture size)
Name and address required.
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tive impact on the community and
they represent the growing legacy
opportunities that a community
fund can provide. With the 2011
grant awards, over $15,000 has
been awarded since the funds in-
ception in the year 2000.
The directors of the Montcalm
Panhandle Fund still have $650 in
funds available to disburse for this
year and additional applications
are being accepted through No-
vember 1st with the fnal award for
this year to be announced by De-
cember 1st. For grant applications,
please contact the numbers shown
below.
Prior recipients of the annual
grants have included The Tri-
County Sports Boosters, the Win-
feld Township parks department,
Sand Lake Elementary School,
Sand Lake Library, the Timothy
C. Hauenstein library in Reynolds
Township, MacNaughton Elemen-
tary School, Stillwater Ministries.
Maple Valley Township and the
Howard City Lions Club.
Earlier this year, the balance
in the general fund of the Mont-
calm Panhandle Community Fund
exceeded the $100,000 threshold
and every year larger amounts of
grants are occurring through this
ever increasing fund balance.
You are encouraged to become
involved in building a long lasting
legacy through your donations to
the Montcalm Panhandle Fund.
Donations continue to provide
tax benefts to the donor. Consult
your tax professional with specifc
questions on these benefts. Dona-
tions to the fund may be sent to PO
Box 596, Howard City, MI 49329.
Questions may be directed to (231)
937-6758 or (231) 937-4141.
GRANTS
CoNTiNuED froM PAGE 3
that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and
the foundation for our way of life; (3) encourage the study of the
historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in
September 1787.
The United States of America functions as a Republic under
the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use
that outlines the self-government of a people. This landmark
idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free
and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus
of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as
an icon of freedom for people around the world.
“We must remember and teach that those who wrote the
Constitution believed that no government can create freedom,
but the government must guard freedom rater than encroach
upon the freedoms of its people” stated Merry Ann T. Wright,
President General of the DAR. “The Constitution by itself cannot
guarantee liberty. A nation’s people can remain free only by be-
ing responsible citizens who are willing to learn about the rights
of each arm of government and require that each is accountable
for its own function. Therefore, Constitution Week is the perfect
opportunity to read and study this great document which is the
safeguard of our American liberties. We encourage all citizens
across the country to take time this week to guard that which is
committed to us by our forefathers...out freedom.”
Sandra Westgate of the Whispering Pines and Prairie Chap-
ter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution gave
a program on the Constitution to the six Jr. Girl Scouts and their
leaders. After the presentation, everyone participated in the
reading of the Preamble of the Constitution and ringing bells to
celebrate the event
SCOUTS
CoNTiNuED froM PAGE 3
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Women are better at acting then men.
Why? Because we have to be. If suc-
cessfully convincing someone bigger
than you are of something he doesn’t
want to know is a survival skill, this is
how women have survived through the
millennia.”
— Meryl streep
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616-754-6101
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Delivery & Set
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Trade In On Your Old Sofa and Chair, Hide-A-Bed or Sectional Toward the Purchase of Any New
Two Piece or Three Piece Living Room Suite, Hide-A-Bed, or Sectional In Stock!
Receive At Least
$
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Trade In On Your Old Sofa or Love Seat Toward the Purchase
of a New Sofa or Love Seat In Stock!
Receive At Least
$
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Trade In On Your Recliner Toward
the Purchase of New Recliner, Rocker
Recliner or Wall Hugger In Stock!
MONDAY,OCTOBER3,2011•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 9
9
Aetna Township is accepting bids for:
Installation of a new roof on the Aetna
Township Hall at 196 N. Cass in Morley.
We will be considering the use of both shingles and
metal. Bid must be received no later than
Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Please contact Dee Bar-
ringer at 231-856-4480 or 231-856-7091 for bidding
instructions. The successful bidder must present a cer-
tificate of liability insurance coverage showing Aetna
Township as an additional insured or sign a state ap-
proved form for Sole
Proprietor.
CROTON TOWNSHIP
NEWAYGO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FIRE PROTECTION SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township Board of Croton Town-
ship, Newaygo County, Michigan, has resolved its intention to proceed pursuant to
Act 33 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1951, as amended to defray the cost of the
Fire Protection Services in the Township by special assessment on the lands and
premises in the Township to be benefited, except for lands and premises exempt
from the collection of taxes under the General Property Tax Act.
The Fire Protection Special Assessment District (the “Special Assessment Dis-
trict”) consists of all lots and parcels of property located within the boundaries of
Croton Township, Newaygo County, Michigan, against which all or a portion of the
cost of the Fire Protection Services shall be specially assessed, except for lands and
premises exempt from the collection of taxes under the General Property Tax Act.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Croton Township Supervisor has made
and certified a special assessment roll for the Special Assessment District, which
roll sets for the relative portion of the cost of the Fire Protection Services that is to
be levied for the upcoming tax year in the form of special assessments against each
benefited lot and parcel of land in the special assessment district.
HEARING
TAKE NOTICE that the Township Board of Croton Township will hold a pub-
lic hearing on October 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM, at the Croton Township Fire Station,
located at 6431 S Elm Street, Newaygo, Michigan 49337 to review the special as-
sessment roll and to hear and consider any objections thereto.
TAKE NOTICE that this is a renewal of an assessment currently in place.
TAKE NOTICE that appearance and protest at the public hearing is required in
order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the state tax tribunal.
TAKE NOTICE that an owner or party in interest, or his or her agent, may ap-
pear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or may file his or her
appearance or protest by letter, on or before the close of the hearing.
TAKE NOTICE that any person objecting to the assessment roll is requested to
file written objections thereto with the Township Clerk before the close of the hear-
ing, or within such further time as the Township Board may grant.
TAKE NOTICE that an owner or any person having an interest in the real prop-
erty may file a written appeal of the special assessment with the State tax tribunal
within thirty (30) days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll, if the
owner or person having an interest in the real property protested the special assess-
ment at the hearing held for the purpose of confirming the roll.
Michigan Tax Tribunal
1033 S. Washington Avenue
PO Box 30232
Lansing, Michigan 48909
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the special assessment roll as prepared has
been reported to the Township Board and is on file with the Township Clerk for
public examination.
This notice was authorized by the Croton Township Board.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Jeanette Howarth
Croton Township Supervisor
5833 E. Division St.
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Telephone (231) 652-4301
Dated: August 08, 2011
Debbra Wright, Croton Township Clerk
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2ND ANNUAL SPORTING GOODS & VINTAGE
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Notice of Public Hearing
Village of Howard City
October 10, 2011
7:05 p.m.
Municipal Building
125 E. Shaw Street
Howard City, MI 49329
231-937-4311
A public hearing will be held in accordance with Ordinance No. 2005-10, in the
Village of Howard City Council room to review the following public nuisances at
820 Emory Street: the illegal use, possession and sale of controlled substances and
various alcohol violations.
If you are not able to attend the meeting but would like to comment, please feel free
to contact the Village Office at 231-937-4311 ext. 1 during Village Office hours.
Kim Alexander
Clerk
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• Gowen • Trufant • Coral • Kent City • Grant • Bailey
• Newaygo • White Cloud
• Croton/Hardy • Pierson • Lakeview
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.
CEDAR SPRINGS: East Nelson United Methodist Church. 9024 18 Mile Rd.
between Tisdel & Keller Ave. Saturdays at 10am. Open meeting, AA - Alanon.
Non Smoking. Call Sandy M. 616-696-3205.
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.
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.
Bingo - ongoing every Fri. night at Renner Lobker VFW Post # 3306, 1001
Ensley St., Howard City. Doors open at 5pm, sales begin at 5:30 and game
begins at 6:30. Everyone 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:
The Friends of the Tamarack Library will be holding a “Cupcake Sale”
at the Tamarck District Library on Thursday, October 6th from 2-6pm,Friday
Oct. 7th from 10am -4pm, and Sat. Oct. 8th from 10 until noon. Come on
out and support your library!
Pumpkin Carving — Kent District Library - Sand Lake Branch - Do you
want to make the coolest pumpkin ever? Funny! Scary! Beautiful! Here is
your chance. Bring your pumpkin to the library for ideas, samples, tools, craft
supplies and easy clean-up. Adult participation required. Saturday, October
15, 10:30am
Let’s go shopping! Want to go shopping in Frankenmuth or Birch Run
but don’t want to drive. We have the answer! For the low cost of $35 you
can spend the day at both or just Birch Run’s Outlet Mall. We are going
Saturday, November 19th, we will be leaving the Grant Area District Library
at 7:30am and returning around 10pm. Call the library today and reserve
your spot. 231-834-5713 ext 100.
The Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township Library will be
having Toddler Time every Monday morning at 11am. There will be stories,
crafts, songs and activities for the toddlers. Toddler Time is for children ages
18 months - 3 years old. If you have any questions please call the library at
231-937-5575.
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 Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township Library will be
having Preschool Storytime every Tues. morning at 11am. There will be
stories, crafts, songs and activities for the Preschoolers. We will be learning
about letters each week. Preschool Storytime is for children 3-5 years old. If
you have any questions please call the library at 231-937-5575.
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:
Senior Bowling at Howard City Lanes on Wednesday’s at 1:00 PM.... Come
and join in. This is not a sanctioned league. Bowling started on September
14 and we still have room for a few more bowlers. Come, have fun! Anyone
55 and older is welcome.
October is Clergy Appreciation Month and Sylvester Community
Church will honor Pastor Richard Taylor for his tireless commitment
to his congregation and community. Join us in thanking Pastor Richard for
his sacrificial dedication, spiritual teaching and wise counsel every Sunday
in October. Clergy Appreciation Month is an annual effort that seeks to
acknowledge the tremendous contribution of – and pressures facing- religious
leaders around the world.
Wildcat Pride Runfest: 10k-5k run/walk-1 mile track walk fun runs for
kids, Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, 2pm Start Time. Kids runs 1-9 Free, 5k
run/walk $20, 10k run $20. Packet pick up: 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. 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.
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.
Mon. Oct 3, 5pm Fremont United Methodist Church, Fremont; Fri. Oct.
7, 10am, St. Joseph Catholic Church, White cloud, sponsored by White
Cloud Local area Churches; Fri. Oct 7, 3pm, South Ensley United Methodist
Church, Ensley Center; Sat., Oct. 8, 10am, First Christian Reformed
Church, Fremont; Wed. Oct. 12, 5pm, Hesperia Community Ed, Hesperia,
Sponsored by Local Area Churches; Thurs. Oct. 13, 3pm, Amazing Grace
Acres Church, Brohman; Sat. Oct 15, 1pm Grant Assembly of God, Grant;
Tues. Oct 18, 4:30pm, Northland Church of Christ, Grant/Newaygo; Wed.
Oct 19, 10am First Baptist Church of Woodland Park, Sponsored by Action
Resource Center; Wed. Oct 19, 5pm, Second Christian Reformed Church,
Fremont.
Tri County Senior All Nighter: next meeting Mon. Oct 3, 6:45pm in
the Tri County High School Library. Fundraiser information: on going pop
can drive, drop off your pop cans at Classic Treasures, Edgerton and White
St., Howard City, Tues-Fri noon to 6 and Sat.’s 10-8, questions call Irene
at 231-408-1440. Spaghetti Dinner, Sun. Oct 16th, 1:00 till spaghetti is
gone, Howard City VFW. Cost 6 and under eat free, $5 per person or $20
per family.
Lakeview Area Seniors will meet on October 4th at the United Church
of Christ Fellowship Hall, Lincoln Avenue, Lakeview. Fun, conversation,
cards, snacks and board games begin at 1:00 PM. At 2:00 Prakash Sarzevepalli
M.D./C.M.D., from Great Lakes Medial Associates (main office in Edmore
with an office also in Lakeview), 323 S. Lincoln Avenue, Lakeview; will
present a program on GOUT (a metabolic disease marked by a painful
inflammation of the joints). Come with any questions for Dr. Sarzevepalli.
Bring a friend.
The Farwell United Methodist Women’s Annual Creative Hands
Bazaar featuring crafts, needlework, seasonal decorations, floral
arrangements, baked goods, and a silent auction of a very special quilt will
be held at the Farwell United Methodist Church at the corner of Ohio and
Superior Streets in Farwell on Friday, Oct. 7th, 10am to 3pm and Sat. Oct
8th, 10am-2pm. A delicious lunch, featuring homemade pie, will be served
11am-1pm both days.
MCC’s cultural trip to Stratford is Oct. 14 - MCC offers a one-day cultural
trip to Statford Ontario, Canada to see Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. Buses
depart from MCC at 6am and return about midnight. Buses also stop at Meijer
in Ionia to pick up and drop off participants. The cost is $25 for students and
$60 for nonstudents. Payment is due at the time of registration. Payment
methods include cash, check or credit card. Anyone planning to participate
must have an enhanced driver’s license, United States Passport or Passport
Card that is valid through Oct. 2011. To register visit MCC’s Business Office
in the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building or call 989-328-
1213. For more information contact MCC’s Performing Arts Coordinator
Valerie VanderMark at valv@montcalm.edu or call 989-328-1218.
Crafters get ready for “New Life UMC’s 5th Annual Craft Sale 2011”.
Dates & Time: Fri., Oct. 14th, 9am-4pm, Sat., Oct. 15th, 9am-2pm. The
United Methodist Women & Men will again be providing refreshments.
We have room for 30 crafters. We charge $10 per space, per day. For your
registration and information packet call Carol 989-818-1190 or Nancy 517-
599-8086.
Fishing Tournament Benefit — Jayden Cook is an adorable 10 year old
girl who has recently been diagnosed with juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I
am setting up a fishing tournament benefit on Oct. 15th and 16th on Hardy
Pond. Newaygo State Park is where it will be based. The fishing contest costs
$50 per person to enter (goes to the Cook Family) and goes from 5am to 5pm
on Sat. and 5am to 3pm on Sun. Top prizes will be awarded to the largest
(in length) of 3 species of fish. (walleye, pike & bass). Call me if interested.
Hope to see you all there...Todd 616-835-2861. Please have entries submitted
before 5pm on Oct. 14th.
Cancer Benefit for Cathy Cooper - Oct. 22nd, 1pm-11:30pm, American
Legion in Kent City, 14111 Ball Creek Rd.
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.
The Tri County H.S. Band Boosters are accepting applications now
through Nov. 4th for our Holiday Craft Bazaar located at Tri County
High School, 24338 Kendaville Rd., Howard City. This will be held the same
day as our Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 11th from 11am-5pm. Booth
sizes available are 5x12 or 7x10 and rental fee is $25. Please contact Suki
VanSweden at 616-636-5464 to reserve your space.
Crafters wanted for Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 3rd, Resurrection Lutheran
Church, 180 Northland Dr. Sand Lake. Contact Linda Misner at 616-636-
5342.
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
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030 Special Notices
CROSSROADS CHARTER PTOis host-
ing a Craft Show Nov. 12th 2011, from
9am-2pm. We are currently looking for
people with talent to sell their items.
Please contact us at (231)580-1066.
GUN SHOW- OSCEOLA County Fair-
grounds, Evart, MI, Sunday, October 9th
(9am-3pm). For information call Dave
at (231)652-5757.
GUN SHOW
OCTOBER15th, 2011 9am-5pm Cen-
tral Michigan Sportsmans Club 3-1/2
miles East of Stanton on Stanton
Road. Admission $5.00 11 and under
Free. For more information on tables
call Clyde Pritchard, 989-561-5298,
8933 S. Coldwater Road, Blanchard,
MI 49310.
TAKING SEALED BIDS on my par-
ents 10x15 storage unit. Packed
full. Unit may be seen on Oct 4th
between 2-4pm and bids maybe
placed. Red Barn Storage, Unit
#146 on M-37 between Grant and
Newaygo.
050 Help Wanted
ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT NEED-
ED, 10 full days per month in a clinical set-
ting. Will train the right person. Send
Resume to: Herb Dulaney, DDS, MS,
PC. 900 Water Tower Road, Big Rapids,
MI 49307.
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.
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Conditions and Terms of Sale: Cash, Good Check with ID - nothing removed until settled for. (Not Responsible for Lost or Damaged Items)
www.currieparkerauction.com
Currie/Parker Auction Service
713 Sheridan - Big Rapids, MI
ESTATE AUCTION
of JOAN HOWE
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 @ 10:00 AM
11876 10th Ave., Remus, Michigan
Directions: From Remus (corner of East M-20 and M-66) go East to 10th Ave. and then go North to sale site.
AUCTIONEER: PHIL CURRIE 231-796-6617
PORTA JOHN
Large antique sale
Vintage metal chairs
Old oil lamps
Older 78 records
Elvis never opened
45 rpm records
Old cistern
Shepherds hook/staff
Glass churn
Assorted clay pots
Assorted hay hooks
Picket fence boards
Collection of saw blades
Picnic table
2-long handle water pumps
Iron table & chairs
Bird house collection
English saddle
Assorted bridles
100 Gal. water tank
Complete iron spiral
staircase
6 Vintage folding chairs
Wheel barrows
2-vintage wagons
Vintage metal trike
Upright piano
Huffy bikes
Vintage wood stove
Old drafting table
2-old wood looms
Wooden (Puppet theater)
w/2 Marrionettes
Old milk cans
Oak writing desk
Assorted doll houses
Doll house funiture
Brass bed
Antique Ice Box
Old Colonial chest of
drawers
Set (hand carved wine
banquet table)
Vintage wooden cabinets
French Provincial buffet
table
Set Provincial table/chairs
Steamer
trunk(brass&leather)
3 drawer pine dresser
Vintage round oak coffee
table
Electric typwriter
Iron frying pans(wager lots)
Iron pots and pans
Coat tree, colored bottles
Paintings
Silver service ware
Serving trays
Dog grooming tools
Tea pots
Sewing machine
Sewing items
Well thread holder
Old duck decoy
Old fishing lures
Auctioneer note:
Many collectables
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
On behalf of the family of
CEDRIC RHOADES
We would like to express our deepest gratitude for
all the expressions of love, friendship, and care
you shared with us the past few months, weeks
and days during the illness and passing of Cedric.
Your heartfelt expressions eased Cedric’s pain and
comforted all of us. Again, thank you for all you
have done.
KENT THEATRE
8 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs
616-696-7469
www.kenttheatre.org
Oct. 21, 22, & 23
“DOLPHIN TALE”
Fri. 6 & 9 PM, Sat. 3, 6, & 9 PM, Sun. 3 & 6 PM
Tickets: $3.00
OCTOBER COUPON
FREE SMALL POPCORN
with the purchase of a large pop.
One coupon per person per purchase.
October 31, 2011
April 28, 1930 - October 4, 2004
In Memory of
Benjamin G. Hyrns
who passed away 7 years ago.
We fondly remember
so many wonderful times.
Lovingly Remembered by
Wife Helen, Steve & Kathy,
Sue & Bill
Grandchildren: Kamie & Stephen
Jason & Michelle, Ben & Mandy
Lindsey, Matt and Zeb
Great grandchildren: Benjamin,
Faith & Hunter
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?
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Tri County School News
ACADEMI CS • ARTS • ATHLETI CS • ACHI EVEMENT
October 3, 2011
The word purpose can be defined as the reason for which something is done to achieve the
result that is desired. It is not a word that is used often, nor is it a word that should be taken
lightly.
When we break down the definition a bit, two words rise to the top: Achievement and
Results. These are words we can relate to. We understand the satisfaction that comes from
achieving a goal after a time of hard work. Results are also simple to understand. We know that
good results can happen after determination and effort is put toward a goal. Our achievements
can be seen. Our results can be measured. Both help define and determine our purpose.
At Tri County Area Schools we have a purpose statement, which says “Helping every child
achieve their best future.” We have the best interest of every Tri County student in mind as our
district evolves and moves forward toward fulfilling that purpose. We want each student to
achieve their very best and be able to see the lasting results that come from their hard work and
diligent efforts.
Fulfilling our purpose is not always easy. In fact, many times very difficult choices must be
made to allow us to help our students reach their best future. We, as the Tri County Area School
District, must remain unified in our purpose. It will take the efforts of all: parents, teachers,
administrators, board of education, and community members alike to reach this goal. While we
know that sometimes sacrifices must be made and directions may be altered, seeing the success
of our students will be rewarding beyond measure.
We have outstanding students, a resourceful staff, dedicated parents, and a very supportive
community. Together, we are Tri County, and by remaining unified in our direction and vision
we will accomplish our purpose: “Helping every child achieve their best future.”
Keven Hoisington, Secretary
Tri County Board of Education
Educational Service Center -
(616) 636-5454
94 Cherry Street, Sand Lake 49343
Allen Cumings, Superintendent
Dan Brant, Director of Special Education
Kathi S. Wood, Director of Finance
Steve Soules, Director of Operations
High School -
(231) 937-4338
21338 Kendaville Rd, Howard City
Kurt Mabie, Principal
Joe Williams, Assistant Principal
Middle School -
(231) 937-4318
21350 Kendaville Rd., Howard City
Bill Cichewicz, Interim Principal
Sand Lake Elementary -
(616) 636-5669
15 S. Seventh Street, Sand Lake
Krystyna Sweeney, Principal
MacNaughton Elementary -
(231) 937-4380
415 Cedar Street, Howard City
Tim Goheen, Principal
Transportation -
(231) 937-4386
Linda Dixon, Director
Food Service -
(231) 937-4338
Shirley Schrader, Coordinator
• Tuesday, October 18: Parent/teacher conference for high school and middle school from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
and the Elementary from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
• Thursday, October 20: Parent/teacher conference for high school and middle school from 4:30 – 7:00 pm.
and the elementary from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, October 21: No School for Students. Parent/teacher conferences for all buildings from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
• Tuesday, November 1: No school for students
• Tuesday, November 15: No school for students
• Wednesday, November 23: No school for students
President: Jill Fennessy
Vice President: Janet Powell
Secretary: Keven Hoisington
Treasurer: Sharon Schwalbach
Trustee: Brett Karhoff
Trustee: Jennifer Britten
Trustee: Currently Vacant
ACTION ITEM #1 – New Bank Account – 2011 Debt Funds. Motion by Hoisington,
second by Schwalbach to approve the establishment of a new bank account for the 2011 Debt
Funds. Motion CARRIED (6-0-0).
ACTION ITEM #2 – Out of State PD. Motion by Powell, second by Karhoff to approve
out of state travel for coaches, Chad Gould and Eli Hassenrik, for professional development.
Motion CARRIED (6-0-0).
ACTION ITEM #3 –Delegate Appointment. Motion by Karhoff, second by Powell to
appoint Keven Hoisington as delegate and Jill Fennessy as the alternate delegate for the MASB
General Assembly meeting to be held in October. Motion CARRIED (6-0-0).
ACTION ITEM #4 – Appointment of BOE Vice President. Nominations were opened
to appoint a new Vice President in lieu of the resignation of Chad Dailey. Motion by Hoisington,
second by Karhoff to nominate Janet Powell for the office of Vice President. With no other
nominations, Motion CARRIED (5-0-0, 1 abstained).
With the new appointment of Janet Powell as Vice President, nominations were opened for the
office of Secretary. Motion by Karhoff, second by Powell to nominate Keven Hoisington for the
office of Secretary. With no other nominations, Motion CARRIED (5-0-0, 1 abstained). With
the appointment of Keven Hoisington as Secretary, nominations were opened for the office of
Treasurer. Motion by Powell, second by Britten to nominate Sharon Schwalbach for the office of
Treasurer. With no other nominations, Motion CARRIED (5-0-0, 1 abstained).
ACTION ITEM #5 – Best Practices Resolution. Motion by Powell, second by
Schwalbach to adopt the resolution satisfying at least 4 of 5 Best Practices criteria to receive
the one-time $100 per pupil grant, as provided by Section 22f of the State School Aid Act, as
presented. Roll Call Vote: Fennessy-Aye, Powell-Aye, Schwalbach-Aye, Hoisington-Aye, Karhoff-
Aye, Britten-Aye. Motion CARRIED (6-0-0).
Still Waters Counseling Ministry
will be sponsoring a Women‛s Self-De-
fense class featuring Jackie Kinner on
Oct. 22, from 10am to 1pm at
Heritage United Methodist Church
Howard City.
Jackie is a 3rd degree black belt and sur-
vivor of rape and incest. She is a certified
instructor in rape prevention and has taught
over 300 women across the state how to
protect themselves since 2004. Join us in
learning key points in effective protection
from violence, as well as debunking several myths associ-
ated with rape prevention.
To register please call Jill at 231.937.6193
by Oct. 19th.
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Tri County School News
ACADEMI CS • ARTS • ATHLETI CS • ACHI EVEMENT
October 3, 2011
Girl’s youth basketball season is in full swing.
The second through fourth grade girls will
be working with the high school girls varsity
basketball coach, Wes Zerlaut, and his staff, on the
proper basketball fundamentals.
All second, third, and fourth grade girls:
Clinic will begin on Saturday, October 22, and
run for four additional Saturdays (10/29, 11/5,
11/12, & 11/19), from 9:00-10:30 am, in the gym
at Tri County High School.
Registration Information: Registration cost:
$25.00, Registration including reversible jersey:
$40.00. Registration forms will be available in the
elementary schools around the end of September.
We are looking forward to working with your
daughter. If you have any questions, or wish to
discuss the program, please contact Wes Zerlaut at
the high school (231) 937-4338 or see one of the
coaches at the first practice.
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Dever, and Coach Jelinski. Third
row (l to r): Tyler Dombrowski,
Dustin McNealy, Dustynn
Wilcox, Aaron Lutterloh, Kyle
Sickelsteel, Parker Schrader,
Hunter Vidro, Markus Bogardus,
Collin Siple, and Cody Reetz.
Second row (l to r): Sam Kaltz,
Zach Mason, Bryan Scott, Jayson
Little, Anthoney Zerbe, Austin
Vanderlind, Jason Brantley,
Ricky Kilts, Jimmy DeGeer, and
Landon Dailey. First row (l to
r): Jeremiah Johnson, Tristan
Karl, Tristan Dillon, Kaleb
Sedine, Jonathon Hill, Jordan
VandeVrede, Trever Acton, John
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Chris Bates, Cameron Dewey,
Brandon Empie, Tom Gilbert,
Dillon Stanley, Devin Longoria,
and JD Armstrong. Third row (l
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Falon Kerry, Travis Gibbs,
Dakota Fewlass, Glen Smith,
Jaxson butler, David Lutterloh,
and Steve McKay. Second
row (l to r): Sam Nagy, Josiah
Fankhauser, Darron Buckmaster,
Brandon DeJong, Sam Canda,
Jordan Jensen, Michael Fox, and
Jamison Hawley. First row (l to
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Cody Smits, Cody Dines,
Zach Johnson, Brandon Skeel,
Connor Vanderhyde, and Ryan
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Ben Durian, and Coach Storey. Middle row (l to r): Trent Slavens, Keegan Brewster, Rylee Gross, Shayna Gross,
Karlie Haywood, Willie Cook, and Austin Roy. Front row (l to r): Alexis Whitlow, Ivy Boden, Brianna Snyder, Allie
Cook, Cassie Dexter, and Khyllian Lowry. Absent from picture: Eli Groendal
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• Motor Parts
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• Fuel Pumps, Filters
• Ignitions
• Alternators
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Thurs., Oct. 6 - Sat., Oct. 8
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Fax: 231-924-6433
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Since 1909…
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Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 7 pm • Sat. 8 am - 5:30 pm • Closed Sun.
The Family Shoe Store
Serving Fremont and Newaygo County
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Phone: 231-924-0770 7 East Main Street
Fax: 231-924-9248 Fremont, Michigan 49412
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231-924-0222
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NEW for 2011 – HAY ART sponsored by Choice One Bank! Look for festival
hay art located throughout Fremont! Be sure to vote for your favorite
with canned goods in the Fremont Chamber office, 7 E. Main Street! All
canned goods collected will be donated to Tru North’s Food Pantry.
Thursday, October 6
• Flea Market 9 AM - 5 PM – Fremont Christian Church, 10 E. Elm Street –
Sponsored by Spanky’s Pizza
• Harvest Time Parade 6 PM featuring the Harvest Festival Family – Parade Route is
Darling Avenue to Main Street, east on Main to Weaver, south on Weaver to Sheridan, east on
Sheridan to Merchant. Parade is sponsored by Gerber Federal Credit Union. Harvest Festi-
val Family made possible by Pine Medical Group. The Richard & Joan Kokx Family is the
2011 Harvest Festival Family. Congratulate the Kokx family when you see them.
• Pumpkin Bowling immediately following the parade –Veterans Memorial Park –
Sponsored by Hi-Lites Graphics
• NEW…Hot Shot Basketball – Veterans Memorial Park, 3 point &
free throw tournaments!
Cost $5, cash prizes.
• Seed Spitting Contest following the parade –Veterans Memorial Park
Sponsored by Newaygo County Title
• Dogs on the Green 4 PM – 7:30 PM Veterans Memorial Park –
Serving Foot Long Hotdogs!
• Farmers Market 4 PM – 8 PM - Veterans Memorial Park
• NEW…Pedal Pulls, following the parade in Veterans Memorial Park.
• Enjoy fresh apple cider and doughnuts compliments of Chemical Bank, 6PM to 9PM,
Veterans Memorial Park
• Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Fremont Moose Lodge -
Sponsored by Women of the Moose
• Moonlight Madness Sales 6 PM – 9 PM Downtown Area Businesses -
Sponsored by the North Central Co-Op
• Sidewalk Star Party 7-9:30 PM Veterans Memorial Park -
Sponsored by Newaygo Co. Dark Sky Astronomers
Friday, October 7
• Flea Market 9 AM - 5 PM – Fremont Christian Church, 10 E. Elm Street –
Sponsored by Spanky’s Pizza
• Antique Tractor Show 12 noon – 7 PM Veterans Memorial Park -
Made possible by Deur Implement, Reeman Farm Equipment, Pells Farms Service,
(weather permitting)
• NEW… Harvest Pig Roast – 3:30 PM to 7 PM, Veterans Memorial Park –
Sponsored by the Fremont Junior Packers.
Cost is $6.00 for roasted pork, potato salad, baked beans, roll and beverage.
• Fall Photo Contest 5:30 PM, The ArtsPlace, sponsored by NCCA
• Pumpkin/Apple Recipe Contest 6:00 PM Veterans Memorial Park –
Sponsor is Treasured Images by Jeffrey
• NEW…Square Dance – 7 PM Fremont Marketplace,
Hosted by Church of the Living Christ.
Saturday, October 8
• Antique Tractor Show 9 AM – 3:00 PM Veterans Memorial Park, brought to you by
Reeman Farm Equipment, Deur Implement, Pells Farm Service, & The Power Shop
(weather permitting)
• Fall Harvest Hike & Bike, registration 8:00 AM
Brought to you by the Koffee Kuppe & KP Cycles Plus, Branstrom Park
• Pumpkin Roll, 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sponsored by Hair by Joan & Co, Branstrom Park
• Wessling Observatory Harvest Moon Star Party – 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
• Taste of Fremont, 4 PM – 7 PM, Fremont Marketplace.
Sponsored by Newaygo County Service Employees Credit Union
• NEW…Corn Hole Tournament – 4 PM to 8 PM, Fremont Marketplace.
Registration on-site. Cash entrance fee & Cash prizes.
Saturday, October 8 (cont.)
• Beverage Tent, 4 PM – 11:30 PM ~ Fremont Market Place Pavilion ~
Braunschweiger Blues Band! Free Food! Cover Charge!
Sponsored by Fremont Animal Hospital,
The Party Station, H & S Companies, and Basic Communications.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!
See if your pumpkin patch grows the biggest pumpkin!
Take your pumpkin to North Central Co-Op before
Tuesday, October 4th to be weighed. Questions please call (231) 924-0770,
Fremont Chamber of Commerce.
Thanks to all of our sponsors!
Fremont Harvest Festival Gold Sponsor: North Central Co-Op
General & In-kind Sponsors: Harmon Inc., Nieboer Electric, Fremont Area Community
Foundation, City of Fremont, Fremont Police Department, Fremont DPW, NBFF Queen’s
Court, Tamarac, Awards n More, Todd Greiner Farms, Fremont Lanes, Fremont McDon-
ald’s, FHS FFAAlumni, FPS, Dale Berens, Rick Mansfield Sounds “R” Us, Empower-
ment Network, Mellema Nursery, Fremont Insurance Co, Wal-Mart Super Center, Choice
One Bank, Jan & Keith Breuker, Heritage Farm Market, Kokx Farms,
Paulsen Heating & Cooling, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Bill’s Shop N Save, Fremont
Animal Hospital, American Truck/ Bruce’s Glass, Fremont Public Schools, The Party Station,
H & S Companies, Lee Hoppa and Basic Communications
Fall Harvest Festival Volunteers help make all of the above events possible.
A special Chamber “thank you” to the many people in our community who
give their time!
Fremont Harvest Festival Gold Sponsor: North Central Co-Op
The Harvest Festival is approaching fast. Check out the upcoming events and plan to come and
enjoy these activities along with a merchant window decorating contest. Watch for upcoming
ads or call the Fremont Chamber for more details at 924-0770.
DEUR IMPLEMENT
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Newaygo, MI 49337
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Since 1957
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2nd Annual
Big Buck Contest
Archery & Rifle Divisions
1ST PRIZE
$
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IN STORE
CREDIT
2ND PRIZE
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3RD PRIZE
$
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Let us put you in our sites!
Get your Picture taken for our wall of fame!
Stop into
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Bring Your Buck in, Win Some BUcks!
9292 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) • Lakeview
989-352-TIRE (8473)
WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD
Entry Fees!
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10/1/11 to 11/14/11
Archery Season Only
Please stop in at Sparta Chevrolet
and welcome Jeff!
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Located 15 Minutes South of Grant
Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave. • Sparta
Toll Free 866-9SPARTA or 616-887-1791
www.spartachevy.com
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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
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Call
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1101 S. Ensley Rd.
Howard City
231-937-5204
All Youth Shooters!
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Stop in and use our
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Then only $2 per visit
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Deadlines
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News & Editorial - Tuesdays at Noon
Area Happenings, Here’s My Card,
Business/Church Directories -
Wednesdays at Noon
Classified & Display Advertising -
Thursdays at Noon
Here is a little boy you
can fall in love with right
away. Bruiser is a Chihua-
hua mix boy that came to
us as a stray on September
13th. We hope somebody
is looking for him. He has
a wonderful and loving
personality. Bruiser weighs
about 10 pounds and is 1
to 2 years old. He is good
with children. His adoption
date is September 20th. You
need to meet this delightful
young boy! ID# 11/09/28
added 09/15/2011
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
wwwpetfinder com/shelters/m
Have lots of love but not a lot of room?
Volunteers are always appreciated!
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Spurs (Calcium Deposits) – The Rest of the Story
Lots of people have spurs in their neck, back, shoulders, heels, etc. Last year, I saw a gentleman in the office who had
some spurs in this neck. About three months before these were visible on x-ray and were causing him a lot of discomfort.
We had recommended he take an herb - Hydrangea (known to dissolve calcified stones and spurs), one three times per
day, and a homeopathic remedy - Calcerea Carbonicum 6C, one daily.
His pain was gone after 7 – 10 days and in 3 months, the spurs actually were no longer visible on the x-ray. This is amazing
to me. I have been telling people for years that if they have spurs, they have them for life. This, in fact is not accurate.
In May I gave a woman some advice about bone spurs. This is her unedited feedback:
Hi Bob,
I wrote you back in May about the pain/bone spurs at the base of my thumb. I did the hydrangea root through June,
August, and am back on it for October. Have continued the cal. carb., but sometimes forget to take it. Thumb pain much
better and, surprisingly, Heberden’s Nodes [these are the little bumps on the joints below your fingernails] are much
smaller. It took them over ten years to develop to the mounds they were, so I should expect the process of reducing their
size will be slow. My hands are much more flexible, and it seems the skin on the second knuckles of my fingers seems
more wrinkled, suggesting that the knuckle has become smaller, leaving slightly baggy skin. Still, have fleeting pain in my left
thumb joint, and it continues to seem bigger than before. But I am much better and can ride my road bike for many miles
without trouble. Thank you, thank you.
Bone is dynamic; it is constantly being broken down and built back up. I am not sure this will work for every case of
spurs, but it is worth a try. There are a few dietary things to consider if you have problems with spurs. Calcium Carbonate
is a big culprit in this problem. That is what causes “hardness” in water. It is the scale that builds up
in the tea kettle, coffee pot, shower/tub, etc. It is the type of Calcium in Tums and many calcium
supplements. Too much of this will cause hardening in our body. It is better to use Calcium Citrate
for supplementation.
Too much acidity in our systems also is a problem. The acidity increases the formation of calcium
deposits in inflamed areas of our body. So areas of the body that are inflamed from injury or from
eating Lectin-containing foods are targets for calcium deposits. This is true especially when the
body’s acid levels are high. Some medications increase acidity. For example, Ibuprofen (Motrin)
is an anti-inflammatory, but it also increases acidity, so it can indirectly add to the inflammation
issues.
So avoid acidic foods, sugar, tomatoes, oranges, pork, pop, etc. Follow the “Eat Right for your
Blood Type” program. Drink lots of good, pure water. And use medications only if needed.
Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.
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Cedar Springs
"Flea Market"-Saturday,
October 8th from 9-2 rain or
shine at East Nelson UM
Church, 9024 18 Mile Rd.,
Cedar Springs. Collectibles,
treasures, miscellaneous
household items, much, much
more.
090 Business
Services
AAA CONCRETE, DRIVEWAYS
removed and replaced, sidewalks, patios
to retaining walls. Seawalls repaired,
removed & replaced. Licensed and
insured. 231-834-0365.
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ROOFING: ALL TYPES
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20yrs. experience
Licensed/Insured
(616)636-8288
Ensley Roofing, LLC
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Motor Sales
S. M-66 • Stanton, MI
866-831-5271
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Special equipment inspection Fri. Oct. 7 from 2:00PM-6:00PM
TRUCKS: 1920 Reo-Speedwagon; 1999 Dodge Ram 3500, dually, die-
sel, 4X4 extended cab w/ removable 8’elect/hyd aluminum dump box,
(may sell separate); 1941 Mack“All Mack” diesel wrecker; 1969 Mack“All
Mack, diesel semi tractor; 1946 IHC fat bed dually; TRAILERS: 80 ton,
39’“lowboy” with hyd. lift; 8’X 19’ tri-axle dozer trailer; 6’6” X 16’ tri-axle
dozer trailer; 8’6” X 17’ 6” tri-axle trailer; 6’X 10’ single axle trailer; FIFTH
WHEEL: 1995 American 29’ ffth wheel with pull-out. DOZERS: AC #653
diesel w/6 way blade; AC #HD-4 diesel w/ bucket loader & rear ripper; AC
#HD-4 diesel w/6 way blade; TRACTORS: 1956 IHC 400 diesel totally
restored w/new tires & engine rebuild; 1981 JD 2440 diesel, 500 hr. on
engine rebuild, w/ JD 146 front loader; LeRoy 105 Trac-Air 4cyl. gas w/2
cyl. air compressor in engine block; 1946 Ford 2-Nfactory built military air
craft tug, restored; DRAG LINE CRANE; Koehring #201 crane with diesel
engine, 50’ boom & 3/4 yard Page bucket, (working every day); FARM
EQUIPMENT; 3pt. 7’ backhoe; 3pt. 5’ brush hog; 3pt. 2bt. plow; 3pt. hyd
wench; 3pt. Woods fnish mower; 45/25K PTO generator; Oliver 10’ wheel
disc; 9’ drag; feld sprayer; (4) hay wagons w/newwood fat racks; manure
bucket; fuel tanks; etc. ENGINES; JD Type E- 1 1/2HP hit & miss; Hercules
5HPhit &miss; CushmanCubengine; Ajax Superior“oil feld”single cyl. gas
engine w/62” fywheel & JD 2cyl. starter engine on tri-axle trailer; 1936
Murphy 6cyl. diesel power unit on tri-axle trailer; Detroit 3cyl. #71 diesel
power unit; Detroit 2cyl. #71 diesel power unit; Waukesha # 6WAKD 6cyl.
diesel power unit on tri-axle trailer; B &S & Wisconsin gas engines; GM #
16-V-71, diesel 16cyl. power unit on tri-axle trailer; SHOP & LAWN: (2)
Lincoln portable welders; tool boxes; JD # 935 diesel front mounted 76”
of-set lawn mower; Husqvarna # GTH-220 hydro lawn tractor; lawn roller,
cart & sprayer; Simplicity # 8526 two stage snow blower; 4K generator;
air nailer; chain saws; horz. Band saw; 6 1/2HP upright air compressor;
large A-frame; foor jack; chain falls; lathe tools; pressure washer; 225 arc
welder; battery chargers; valve grindingtool set; valve facer; parts washer;
shop cabinets; (2) used motor oil furnaces with tank; bolt bins full; log
chains; large quantity of shop power and hand tools including Snap-On &
S & K. ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: TEXACO visible gas pump, restored,
used in the movie“Fried Green Tomatoes”; one horse open cutter; collec-
tion of toy tractors, trucks, gas pumps, cranes etc.; miniature riding bull
dozer; brass steamwhistles; brass valves; Victrola; Curved glass secretary/
bookcase; drop front desk; spinning wheel; round oak table w/chairs; log-
lumber measure; motor oil jars; folding drawshave; cross cut saws; Deer-
ing cast iron seat; wood coils; spark plugs; school bell with yoke; RR jack &
spike maul; platformscales; Arcade wall cofee grinder; glass crank butter
churn; 36”steer skull; etc. etc. MISC: AC HD-4 dozer diesel engine w/trans-
mission; dozer ROPS; crane cable; cattle oiler; 100’s of manuals; diesel
engine parts; draft horse tack; western saddle; hyd. cyl.; 16’ muck mats;
large LARGE, amount of good misc. not listed!! GUNS: Liberty 25 gun
safe, like new; ammo; gun cases; (19) long guns, rifes &shotguns includ-
ing Remington, Savage, Stevens’, Batavia, Winchester, Ithaca, Weatherby,
Champion & Knight. HANDGUN: Colt Trooper 6 shot revolver in 357mag.
LUMBER: LARGE QUANTITY OF GOOD ROUGH CUT LUMBER, Pine Cherry,
Oak, Walnut &Butternut, 1X, 11/2X, 2X &3X in diferent lengths &widths
with some 6”X 6”. All well stacked with slats in barn.
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View complete updated listing with 250 photos at
www.artsmithauctions.com Or call 616-696-2598 for flyer.
LOCATION: on the farm at 8510 Vinton Ave. Sparta, MI 49345
DIRECTIONS: North of Grand Rapids 10 miles or south of Big Rapids 42 miles on US-131 to the Rockford exit # 97
(10 Mile Road) west 3 ½ miles to Vinton Ave., north ¼ mile. (Kent Co.)
Due to advancing age and after 80 years of collecting, I have
decided to have Art Smith Auctioneers conduct a public auction
to sell my personal property, guns, tractors, equipment, trucks,
dozers, engines and tools. I thank you in advance for attending
my auction.

Very best regards,
Paul Webber
PUBLIC AUCTION
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When: Saturday, October 8, 2011 • 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Where: Lake County Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin
(behind Jones Ice Cream Parlor)
Mecosta County Mecosta County Fairgrounds, Big Rapids
(540 West Avenue)
Osceola County Road Commission North Facility, Tustin
(13353 20 Mile Road, near Dighton)
Cost: No charge, but donations are appreciated.
Household Hazardous Waste are materials that, if disposed of incorrectly, can cause environmental
damage by contaminating ground and surface waters, threatening human health and wildlife.
Items such as: Oil based paint products (NO LATEX PAINT), glue, adhesives, pesticides, fertilizers
mercury, household cleaners, used motor oil (see note below), fluorescent light bulbs, unused medication,
gasoline and antifreeze, to name but a few.
Note: Used motor oil will only be accepted in 5 gallon containers or less. No 55 gallon drums.
Pre-registration is not required unless you are bringing over 200 lbs of waste for disposal. For a
list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, call Lake County MSU Extension at (231) 745-2732,
Osceola-Lake Conservation District at (231) 832-2950 or Mecosta Conservation District at (231)
796-0909 Ext. 3.
Lake - Mecosta - Osceola Counties
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day
This project is supported by the Mecosta and Osceola-Lake Conservation Districts, Lake, Mecosta and
Osceola County MSU Extension, Michigan Water Stewardship “Clean Sweep” Program,
local units of government, municipalities, businesses, organizations, foundations and individual donations.
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Andrew T. Callender
• Tree & Stump Removal & Trimming
• Shrub Removal & Trimming
• Tree Bracing & Repair
• Lot Clearing
• Storm Clean Up • Pruning
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Serving Montcalm, Kent, Newaygo,
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Tree Work of All Kinds
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ANDY’S TREE SERVICE
United Hospital
Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville invites you join us this fall as we explore a
variety of health and wellness topics. Come to learn, understand and better your life.
All programs listed will be held at the Spectrum Health United Hospital Conference Center
615 S. Bower Street, Greenville, MI 48838
Irregular Heart Beats: My Pounding Heart
Tuesday, September 27 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Dr. Nagib Chalfoun, Cardiovascular Imaging
Spectrum Health United Hospital
Many people experience the feeling of an irregular
or fast heartbeat. Dr. Chalfoun will explore all
causes of this condition and treatment options for
those experiencing it.
Meal Planning for Weight Loss
Wednesday, October 12 from noon to 1 p.m.
Renee DeFrang, RD, CDE, CPT
Spectrum Health United Lifestyles
Come and learn about the plate method to plan
healthy meals and lose weight. Making changes to
your eating habits can provide you and your loved
ones with life-long benefits.
New Advances in Breast Health and Treatment
Wednesday, October 19 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Jusith Amparo, DO
Spectrum Health United Hospital
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Advancements in breast health such as stereotactic
breast biopsy and digital mammography allow
for faster, more comprehensive results while
being less invasive to the patient. Dr. Amparo will
discuss these and other advances, now available
at United Hospital in Greenville. Additionally,
attendees will learn simple ways to prevent and
detect breast cancer.
Fall Community Education Series
All events are open and free to
the public. Reservations are
recommended as seating is
limited. Reserve your spot by
calling 616.225.6420.
The World of Heart: A Look Inside the
Meijer Heart Center
October 24 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Dr. David Wohns, Cardiovascular Imaging
Spectrum Health United Hospital
Did you know you have access to the very best in
cardiac care, close to home? This presentation will
provide you with an inside look at the new and
exciting resources available to you, including those
at the Meijer Heart Center. From nonsurgical valve
replacements to heart transplants, learn more
cardiac services from Dr. Wohns, a cardiologist
dedicated to bettering the cardiovascular health of
those he serves.
You Don’t Have to Live With It: Methods to Stop
Heavy Monthly Bleeding
Tuesday, November 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Kristina Mixer, MD, and Kelly Wiersema, MD
Spectrum Health United Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
One in five women live with very heavy periods
(also called menorrhgia). This condition can get
in the way of everyday life and keep you from the
things you enjoy most. Recent treatment options
provide women a noninvasive method in reducing
or even stopping heavy bleeding. Drs. Mixer and
Wiersema will discuss treatment trends and the
benefits of seeking the best option for you.
Colon Cancer: Be Informed, Take Action
Wednesday, November 9 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Theodor Asgeirsson, MD
Spectrum Health United Hospital
Equally common in men and women, colon cancer
can be successfully treated when detected early.
Dr. Asgeirsson will discuss common risks and
symptoms of colon cancer as well as new
treatment options.
Thursday, October 27th
at 5:00PM
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AUCTION MANAGER:
Noah Smith at 616-633-4254
or noahsmith@hughes.net
GRANT COMMUNITY CENTER
Grant, MI 49327 (Newaygo Co.)
WANTED:
Long guns, Hand guns and Ammo
for this community event!
Our Spring Gun Consignment was a great
success with 175 long guns consigned.
Celebrating 30 years of Successful Auctions!
Winner of 45 Auction Marketing Awards
Visit www.artsmithauctions.com
for steps toconsignment andFFLseller andbuyer terms.
October 1 – October 15, 2011
* At participating dealers, while supplies last.
Husqvarna
DAYS
Trade-In & Get $50 OFF
15% off select personal
protective gear, chain,
techlite bars and toy
chainsaws.
15% Off Select
Accessories
Trade-in your old chainsaw (any make/
model/condition) and Get $50 OFF your
purchase of a new Husqvarna 450, 455,
460, 555, 562XP, 570, or 372 chainsaw.
Effective October 1 - 8, 2011.
$25 instant rebate PLUS $25
manufacturer mail-in rebate.
TIMBERLAND
EQUIPMENT
6245 E. 36TH ST.
231-689-5607
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231-796-6668
19100 Northland Drive, Big Rapids, MI
BIG RAPIDS COLLISION CENTER, INC
25th
ANNIVERSARY!
Celebrating 25 Years in Business
and Still Going Strong!
1
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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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(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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165 Cass (Old US-131) • Morley
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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MOBILE SERVICE • “We’ll Come To You!”
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
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We have events every day! • Call to find out what's happening!
Check us out on
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AMISH
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141 S. Main St. • Downtown Cedar Springs
616.696.2050
Oak, Cherry, Hickory, Maple,
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Hours: Sun. 12-5, Mon.-Sat 9-7
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GREAT Variety of Items!
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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
kin-of-hope.com
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$
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10 CHEVY CAMARO LT
$
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Only 34K Miles,
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SP3153
Snow Plow
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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
ALeisure Living Managed Community
www.leisure-living.com
Big Rapids’ Premier
Assisted Living
Community
Evergreen Terrace is a community designed to
provide choice and convenience for those requiring
various levels of assistance with daily activities.
Call Wendi today to make your reservation!
801 Fuller Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307 • Phone: 231-527-1050
evergreen@leisure-living.com
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
Call Mike’s Repair
• Snowmobiles • Leaf/Snowblowers
• Small Engines • Chain Saws
• Lawn Mowers • ANY Blade Sharpening
• Weed Wackers • Chainsaw Replacement
Pick Up & Delivery Available
231-642-1742
Winter Heating Bills Are Lurking!!
10071 Hillman Rd. • Lakeview
989-352-1272
#1 Rated Furnace by
Energy Industry
Comparison Report
Financing
Available
Hawken Energy
OUTDOOR
WOOD
FURNACES
IN STOCK NOW!!
Call for a FREE Quote
Save Thousands On Your Heat Bill
DOWNER
OUTDOOR HEAT
Arthur K. Eggerding Inc.
Realtor / Broker
Committed to marketing your property!
23 Years Experience, VA loans. Call Today!
ART SPECIALIZES IN VA LOAN SALES, 0 DOWN TO QUALIFIED VETS
21470 4 MILE RD., MORLEY: Manufactured,Single Family, Mobile - Morley, MI
Off the beaten path. This large 1993 manufactured home is well maintained and landscaped with the
privacy of 5 acres of green lawn. The 4 stall pole barn has power plus an extra storage shed. Owner
Occupied. Not a foreclosure or short sale. $62,500. Brynadette 616.835.2624
7.5 acres with frontage on Petit Lake. Pole barn, nice single wide. Priced to sell! $37,500. Call Carla 616-437-1327
Arthur K. Eggerding Realty 616.453.7655
Carla Welch 616.437.1327 • Brynadette Powell 616.835.2624
Brynadette Powell
616-835-2624
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100 Pets & Supplies
LOW COST SPAY-NEUTER
CLINIC FOR CATS
Mecosta County CARES is sponsor-
ing a low cost spay-neuter clinic for cats
only. This is limited to Mecosta Coun-
ty residents who are facing financial dif-
ficulties and need assistance. There
is a 2 cat limit. The clinic will run
from October 1st through November
30 or until available funds run out.
Call Glenda before noon at (231) 972-
1207 OR Tammy at (231) 629-8036
(Please leave message on machine).
101 Freebies
2 FREE HOUSE plants, big, you haul,
come take a look. 231-580-1330.
110 For Rent
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Howard
City. $110/week, plus deposit & utilities.
No Pets. (231)937-4820
2 BEDROOM HOUSE in Croton area.
Non-smoking, no pets. $500/month and
$500/deposit. 231-652-5692.
3 BEDROOM HOUSE, 1 stall garage
in Howard City. $750 a month plus $750
deposit plus utilities. 231-937-5206.
BASS LAKE, GOWEN. Looking for
responsible people who have owned a
home. 4-bedroom, 2-bath, washer/dryer
hook up, open-floor plan, lake access,
recently remodeled. Make an appointment
to take a look, you will not be disap-
pointed. $950/month, $950/deposit. 616-
550-8493.
E-mail your
classified ad to
rvshopper
@pioneergroup.com
HOUSE IN CROTON, 5304 Front St., 3
bedroom, 2 bath, Available December 1.
(231)519-5834
HOWARD CITY: 3 bedroomdown-
stairs apartment. $675/month, plus
deposit & utilities. Available first of
September. Pets allowed. Serious
renters need only apply. (231)937-
5327.
MORLEY MOTEL
DAILY Rooms from $40, Weekly
rooms from $165. Includes utilities.
No Deposit. (231)856-7820.
1 & 2 Bedroom, rent includes utilities, 1-
year lease. No pets, starting at
$500/month. (231)465-4049.
SMALL 1 BEDROOMhouse in Neway-
go. Non-smoking, no pets. $340/month
and $340/deposit. 231-652-5692.

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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…
You may need US!
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
• Manufactured Home Slabs
• Block Skirting
• BobCAT Service • Trenching Augers
• Conventional & FHA Approved Footings
• Senior Discounts
DOSCH’S
DEER PROCESSING
De-Boned
Includes grinding burger, vacuum packed and freezing.
We Make Breakfast Sausage, Summer
Sausage, Other Sausages & Jerky
Elk • Moose • Caribou, etc.
1/2 mile West of Hardy Dam on 36th St.
231-689-5400
Large
Coolers
7148 W. 48th Street
Fremont, Michigan 49412
(231) 924-3200 or 888-484-3200
www.fremontford.net
AMERICA’S #1 SELLING TRUCK 34 YEARS STRAIGHT.
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Fremont, Michigan 49412
231-924-3200 or 888-484-3200
www.fremontford.net
Audibel Hearing Center
204 S. Michigan, Big Rapids
(231) 796-4658
348 Adams (M-37), Newaygo
(231) 652-2337
People Helping People.
400 FREE BATTERIES
*
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Anthem hearing aid system
*Cannot be used or combined with other discounts or prior sales.
Anthem by Audibel,
the fastest selling new
product in Starkey’s history.
Truly a hearing aid worthy of
your consideration.
Peggy Frank, MA, CCC-A
322. S. Lafayette St., Greenville
(616) 225-9892
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KNIGHT
AUTO & PARTS
SALES
989-831-8358
1516 N. Peoples Rd.
Stanton, MI
Open
Mon-Fri
7:30am to
5pm
Closed
Saturday
Open Sunday
9am to 3pm
2000 And Newer
Domestic
Used Parts
“Professional Service With Great Prices”
Call For Your Appointment Today!
Book Now! Limited time slots
Good thru 10/31/11
Cannot be combined with any other coupons.
OUTRAGEOUS DEAL!
OCTOBER SPECIAL
Beside Wesco • 37 4th St. • Sand Lake
616-636-4500 Call Today!
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Oct. 6th, 7th, & 8th
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124 S. Stewart
Fremont, MI
231-924-0222
SPECIAL
MOONLIGHT
MADNESS SALE
Thurs., Oct. 6
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• 6-8:00 pm
SAVE 20%
Storewide
In-Stock Only
Fremont Location Only
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
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THURSDAY LOCAL PICKUPS:
• Howard City: 8:30 am depart Ed’s
Restaurant (1/4 mile east of US-131 on
M-46 east)
• Big Rapids: 8:55 am depart Meijer
(Pole H)
• Reed City: 9:15 am depart McDonalds
(park on east side in truck parking area)
• Cadillac: 9:45 am depart Rodeway Inn
(Bill Olivers).
Guns • Knives • Sporting Goods
Oct. 30, 2011 • 9 - 3 PM
HOWARD CITY VFW
1001 S. Ensley • Howard City
Admission - $5.00 • Children under 12 FREE
One ticket with paid admission
Vendors - $15.00 Per Table
Contact Bill Johnson for tables at 231-648-6009
GUN
SHOW
Door Prize
Win a 22 cal.
Ruger 1022
Carbine
Need not be present to win
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Automotive Guide
Advertise Your Monthly
Automotive Specials Here!
Call
231-937-4740
To Inquire On Size
And Prices!
IS NOW AN…
MASTER CRAFT
TIRE DEALER
FREE LOANER CARS
M-57 to M. M-91/Main St., North 2.5 miles.
Corner of Peck Rd. & M-91 • GREENVILLE, MI
COMPLETE INVENTORY AT: www.RandyMerrenAuto.com
616-754-6800
Preparing Your
Car For Winter
By Craig W. Armstrong
When you’re a kid, winter is great. You get to
make snowmen, snow angels, snow forts and
have snowball fights. Plus there’s the pinnacle
of all winter activities ... the snow day! But
when you grow up and you have to go to work
in a blizzard, winter can become a pain in the
neck. If you’ve ever driven in the snow, you
know it’s an art. You get better with practice,
but it’s always a challenge. The one thing that
can make it easier is to make sure your car is
prepared.
Let’s start with the oil. Did you have it changed
when you were supposed to? If you did, good
for you, but you also need to make sure your
car has the right kind of oil. Oil’s job is to lu-
bricate your engine’s moving parts and sus-
pend contaminates, keeping them away from
the engine. In cold temperatures, oil thickens.
Therefore, you need to make sure the oil you
are using will remain thin enough to do its job.
The first place to find out which viscosity (or
weight) you should be using is the owner’s
manual. If it doesn’t have the information,
stop by your local auto supply store. Someone
there will know what’s best for your car and
winter driving.
Next make sure your tires are properly in-
flated. This is a good idea all year around, but
it is especially important in the winter. You
want your tires properly inflated and working
at their best to ensure your safety and that of
your passengers.
Open the hood and check your belts and hos-
es. You may not be a mechanic but you can
tell if a rubber belt is frayed or damaged. If so,
have it replaced. While you’re under the hood,
take a look at the battery. Make sure the con-
nections (where the posts on the battery are
connected to the clamps) are clean and free of
corrosives. Pull off the clamps and wipe down
the posts. MAKE SURE THE CAR IS NOT
RUNNING WHEN YOU DO THIS. A good
connection will ensure the battery is getting a
good charge. The last thing you want during a
blizzard is a dead battery.
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
• Expert Color Match • Frame Repair
• Collision Work
• State Certified Tech.
• Free Estimates
• Low Cost Rentals Available
For professional work and
guaranteed satisfaction, See Us!
Call 616-696-1830
Dan Scheidel, Owner
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
Bassett’s Body Shop
Auto & Boat Repair
• Complete Collision Repair • Glass • Insurance Work
• Fiberglass & Gel Work • Painting
• Clean-ups & Detailing • Upholstery
11888 Northland Dr. • Cedar Springs
Just north of 14 Mile Rd.
40 Years At This Location
616-696-1347
17980 Northland Dr. • Sand Lake, MI 49343
(Corner of Pine & Northland)
616-636-8350 • 231-937-TIRE
*
(8473)
*This number forwards to our Sand Lake location.
• NEW & USED TIRES • TRUCK & AUTO REPAIRS
NEW COOPER, NOKIAN & SIGMA TIRES
HUNDREDS OF USED TIRES IN STOCK
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Automotive Guide
Don’t Let Your
Tires Tire
By Craig W. Armstrong
We know what they are and we know what
they do, but do we know how to take care of
them? Most of us don’t think about our tires
until they are flat, but not only will proper
tire maintenance save you money, it could
save your life.
Check your tire pressure regularly – monthly
and before long trips. You can purchase a
traditional pencil gauge or an easy-to-read
digital gauge. (Public pressure gauges are
subject to abuse and may not be reliable.)
Check all four tires when they’re “cold”
(before startup) or after the car has set for
at least three hours. Be sure to occasionally
check your spare tire also. You will find the
recommended psi (pounds per square inch)
in the vehicle owner’s manual or on the driv-
er’s side doorjamb; some vehicles may also
have the information inside the fuel hatch
filler flap or the glove compartment door.
DO NOT rely on the pressure indicated on
the tire; that is the maximum psi and does
not take into account driving conditions and
situations (speed, load, etc.).
Your tire gauge will tell you how much pres-
sure is in the tire. If it’s under the recom-
mendation, add some air ... BUT DON’T
OVERINFLATE. Because air expands
when it’s hot and contracts when it’s cold,
it’s best to inflate your tires in the morning
before the day’s heat. Underinflated tires
have greater friction with the road, causing
your car to work harder and be less fuel-effi-
cient; underinflation also causes unnecessary
wear on tires.
Next check the wear on your tires. If the
wear is excessive, you will see a smoothness
that has replaced tread. A way to check tread
wear is to enlist the help of our 16th presi-
dent. Place a penny into the tire’s groove
with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing
toward you. If you can see the top of “hon-
est Abe’s” head, it’s time for a new tire. Any
tread depth less than 1/16 inch is not only
dangerous but is illegal in many states
Your driving style has an effect on the health
and longevity of your tires. Do you drive
fast? Driving at high speeds generates heat
and will reduce the life of the tread. It’s also
important to consider what you’re driving
over. Avoid potholes, curbs, road kill and
other obstructions.
Another way to keep your tires in good work-
ing order is to rotate them every 5,000 to
6,000 miles. Rotating your tires allows them
to wear more evenly. If the tires are original
to your vehicle, your owner’s manual will
tell you when to rotate. If they are replace-
ments, the shop that installed them will rec-
ommend a schedule.
Being aware of the age of your tires is es-
sential for safety. Because aged tires can de-
teriorate from the inside, it is recommend-
ed that tires over six years old not be used.
Federal regulations require that a DOT Tire
Identification Number be branded on the
tire’s sidewall. At the end of the ID number
is the week and year of the tire’s production:
2309 or 239 means the 23rd week of 2009.
Be aware of the age of your tires and replace
accordingly.
These simple tips require little time when
compared to the consequences of ignoring
them. Proper tire maintenance is just one
more step toward making sure your vehicle
runs properly and safely.
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• Free 24 Point Inspection on Every Vehicle
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• Clean and Comfortable Waiting Area
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Come see us at 757 Ensley, Howard City!
VANDYKE’S ENGINE
REBUILDING
Since 1957
17 Westwood • Fremont
(231) 924-3170
• Head Pressure Checking & Reconditioning
• Crank Shaft Grinding • Engine Parts & Kits Available
• Cylinder Block Boring - Automotive, AG and Industrial
SLAVENS
Slavens
Auto
Technology LLC
Interstate
Batteries
Now in stock. Starting at
$75.99
Unmatched Quality Service & Integrity
New State-of-the-Art Equipment
Specializing in: Brakes, Front Ends, Struts, Wheelbearings,
Exhaust systems, Air Conditioning, Computer Diagnostics,
Computer Alignments, General Auto Repair,
Tune-ups, Starters, Alternators.
8118 Federal Rd. • Howard City
M - F 9 am to 5:30 pm • Sat. by appointment
231-937-6100
New AC Delco & Motorcraft Distributor!
FREE
Estimates
MUFFLER &
GENERAL REPAIRS
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208 S. Third St. (Northland Dr.) • Sand Lake
616-636-4246
MUFFLER & BRAKE SHOP
• Mufflers
• CVC Joint
• Brakes
• Dual Exhaust
• Shocks & Struts
• Custom Pipe
Benders
• Aluminized Pipe
• Computer
Diagnostic
Testing
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Automotive Guide
Tips for
Driving Smarter
(NAPSI) — Recently, the White House an-
nounced an increase in fuel economy standards
that would require passenger vehicles and light
trucks to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
While this will go a long way to stretch fuel and
our natural energy resources in the future, there
are actions you can take today to help increase
fuel effciency.
John and Helen Taylor, known as the world’s
most fuel-effcient couple and holding 88 world
records, know about stretching the boundar-
ies of fuel effciency. To demonstrate how you
can reduce your fuel consumption and lower the
price you pay at the pump, Shell and the Taylors
are teaming up to introduce the Smarter Driv-
ing program by driving across 48 states, using
the least amount of fuel in an unmodifed, non-
hybrid vehicle.
As offcial spokespeople for Shell, the Taylors
agree that by following the Shell M.A.P. to
Smarter Driving, you can become more fuel-
effcient and save money with this simple plan:
• Maintenance: Perform smart maintenance be-
fore you drive:
− Make sure your tires are not over- or under-
infated: Keeping tires at the correct pressure
can improve your gasoline mileage by more
than 3 percent.
− Keep your engine well tuned and repair
problems immediately: Tuning up your ve-
hicle or checking emissions could improve
your gasoline mileage by 4 percent on aver-
age.
• Actions: Practice smart actions and behaviors
while you’re behind the wheel:
− Avoid the highs and fnd the lows: Speed-
ing, rapid acceleration and braking can low-
er gasoline mileage by up to 33 percent at
highway speeds.
• Products: Purchase smart products at the right
price without sacrifcing quality:
− Choose a high-quality gasoline: Lower-
quality gasolines can leave performance-
robbing “gunk” on intake valves and fuel
injectors. Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines
help clean up gunk so your engine can per-
form at its best.
− Use a loyalty or rewards payment card
to save at the pump: The Taylors suggest
stretching your budget. Shell has teamed
up with leading grocers in more than 110
markets across the U.S. where you can earn
rewards for using your existing supermarket
loyalty card and then redeeming the points at
participating Shell stations. Another option
is to use a Shell payment card that saves you
money at more than 14,000 Shell stations
across the U.S.
Smarter Driving can help consumers stretch their
budget while helping to protect their vehicle.
PEN’S
AUTO REPAIR
19196 Almy Rd. • Howard City
616-308-6012
HOURS: Mon. - 8 am - 5 pm • Tues. 12 pm - 5 pm
Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 am - 5 pm • Sat. by appointment
M46 (Howard City Rd.)
HowaRd City
aLMy Rd.
PEN’S aUto REPaiR
19196 aLMy Rd.
HowaRd City
616-308-8012
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~ InCLUDES ~
LABOR, TURnInG OF ROTORS AnD DRUMS
LIFETIME WARRAnTY On pADS AnD SHOES
OR
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$
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Incl. New pads, turning of rotors and labor
REARS
$
59.99
Incl. New shoes, turning of drums and labor
FREE Installation of Batteries,
Headlamps, Wiper Blades
with a purchase from Auto Value (next door)
There are no dumb questions
ONLY GREAT ANSWERS
and you can fnd them at
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Serving Howard City,
Sand Lake, Pierson,
Coral, Morley, and
Newaygo Since 1928
Make an appointment today
231.937.4277
123 White St.
Downtown Howard City
Parts Stores
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153 North Main Street
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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
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• Pain Mannagement
• Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
• Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/Osteoporosis
Therapy Program
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Not affiliated with any other therapy
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combined experience of 30 years.
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and are highly trained and certified.
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Working Hours: Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 5 pm
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OFFICE 231-796-2380
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All Makes & Models
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Howard City, MI
231-937-4579
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10 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Mini Van
3.3 Eng, Dual Air, Stow & Go Seating, Loaded .......... $15,995 or $300 Mo.
10 Chevy Impala LT 4 Door
3.5 Eng, P Seats, Factory Remote Start & Warranty ... $15,995 or $300 Mo.
09 Chevy Cobalt LT 4 Door
4 Cyl, Air, Auto, 30k Drivetrain ..................................... $6,995 or $110 Mo.
08 Ford Taurus Limited 4 Door
3.0 Eng, Loaded, Leather, Local Trade-In, 41k Miles . $14,995 or $280 Mo.
08 Chevy Impala LT 4 Door
3.5 Eng, Loaded, Leather, 46k Miles ......................... $12,995 or $240 Mo.
08 Pontiac Montana Mini Van
3.5 Eng, Factory Warranty ............................................ $9,995 or $190 Mo.
08 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Door
3800 Eng, Loaded, Leather ...................................... $11,995 or $225 Mo.
08 Buick LaCrosse CX 4 Door
3.8 Eng, Loaded, Leather, Factory Warranty .............. $13,995 or $260 Mo.
07 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4 Door
3800 Eng, Leather, 6 Passenger, Arizona Auto .......... $10,995 or $200 Mo.
07 Chevy Cobalt LT 4 Door
2.2 Eng, Air, Cruise, CD Player, One Owner .................. $8,995 or $179 Mo.
06 Ford Freestar SEL Mini Van
V6 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto ..................................... $8,995 or $175 Mo.
06 Chevy Malibu Maxx LT 4 Door
3500 Eng, Loaded, AZ Auto, 61k Miles ........................ $9,995 or $195 Mo.
06 Ford E150 Cargo Van
4.6 Eng, Air, Auto ......................................................... $5,995 or $150 Mo.
05 Chevy Uplander LS 4 Door
3.5 Eng, Power Sliders, Dual Air ................................... $7,995 or $210 Mo.
05 Chevy 2500 Express Cargo Van
4.8 Eng, Air, Auto, Cruise .................................. NOW $4,495 or $135 Mo.
05 Pontiac Bonneville SE 4 Door
3800 Eng, Loaded, Rust Free, Arizona Auto ................. $7,995 or $210 Mo.
04 Chevy Tahoe LT 4x4 Loaded
5.3 Eng, 3rd Seat, Heated Leather Seats................... $10,995 or $340 Mo.
04 GMC Yukon XL SLE 4x4
5.3 Eng, Loaded, Dual Air ............................................ $9,995 or $320 Mo.
03 Buick Century Custom 4 Door
3.1 Eng, Loaded, 59k Miles .......................................... $6,995 or $200 Mo.
03 GMC Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 4x4 Pickup
4.3 Eng, Automatic, Air ................................................ $5,995 or $200 Mo.
02 Ford E250 Cargo Van
5.4 Eng, Power Windows, Cruise, Air ............................................. NOW $2,495
00 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab 4x4 Pickup
4.8 Eng, Auto, Local Trade In ....................................... $3,495 or $220 Mo.
FURNITURE, COLLECTIBLES, & TOOLS AUCTION
DATE: SATURDAY, October 8 @ 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: 5983 S. Warner (Sale Center) • FREMONT, MICHIGAN 49412
DIRECTIONS: Main Street in Fremont East to blinker light (by high school)
Go South on Stewart (turns into Warner Ave.) to Sale Center.
SOMETHING FOR ALL INTERESTS!
GO TO OUR WEB SITE FOR PICTURES AND UPDATES AS WE UNPACK.
www.auctionconnectioninc.com
FURNITURE: Round Lamp Table, Glass Top iron Table w/ Chair, Oval Marble Top Coffee Table by Victoria’s (labeled solid Ma-
hogany), Floral Loveseat, TV/Stand, High Back Chair, maple Kitchen Table w/ 5 Chairs, White Kitchen Hutch, Leather Inlaid
Writing desk w/ Chair, Solid Cherry Book Shelf, Matching Couch and Love Seat, Duncan Fife Couch Table, Parlor Chair, End
Tables, Ottoman, 6 Drawer Sewing Table, 2 Door Bookshelf, Kids Room Book Shelf, Several Dressers (incl. Birch, Cherry),
China Cabinet, Brass Hall Tree, white 2 Door Cabinets, Queen Bed Set, Chest Freezer, Secretary Desk, Twin Beds, Lazy Boy
Chair, Glider Rocker, Cedar Chest, Double Bed Set, Patio Set, Kenmore Washer and Dryer, and MORE!
COLLECTIBLES/HOUSEHOLD: 12 Place Settings Noritake Dishes w/extra pieces, Pink Depression Bowls, Wall Hangings,
Entire Kitchen Contents of Dishes, Appliances, Crochet Set,
Crystal, Candlesticks, Oneida Dishes, Sentry Box Safe, Quilts, Linens, Oil Lamps, Travel Trunk, Singer Sewing Machine,
Sewing Baskets, Wooden Puzzles, Electric Heaters, Many Figurines, Area Rugs, Fans, Brass Fire Extinguisher (General Quick
Aid Foam-excellent condition) and MUCH MORE!
GARAGE/TOOLS: Organizers, Fishing Poles, Shop Desk, Cordless Tools, Runner Sled w/ Child’s Seat, 5. HP Shop Vac, Many
Misc Tools, Hoses, Gas Grill, 16’ Ladder, Stihl Weed Edger, McCullough Trimmer, Garden Tools, Many Hand Tools, Fertilizer
Spreader, Table Saw, Circular Saw, Golf Clubs, and MORE!

AUCTIONEERS NOTE: If you need Good Usable Furniture, don’t miss out on this sale. 2 Rings all day. Watch our website
for updates as we unpack. 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
Whose option is it anyways? Michigan’s home sales
market is fast becoming a home rentals market. We all
know sellers who waited to sell their home until now,
who can’t get within 20% of what they could have sold
for back in 2007. Since the bottom began falling out in
2008, thousands of home buyers have lost their jobs and
walked away from their homes and home mortgages.
Sellers can’t get what they want because there are so
many fewer who can afford to buy at all. Those who still
have jobs may be afraid they will lose it, so they do not
want to commit to new mortgages. Yet people still need
homes. People are turning to renting with an option to
buy. Renters buy the ‘options’.
‘Options’ tie owners down. ‘Options to buy’ ease rent-
ers into home ownership when renters aren’t quite certain
they can afford it. By paying only rent for a while, they
benefit by avoiding the costs of new roofs and furnaces,
the home insurance bills and the twice-yearly property
tax bills. And renters with an Option get to know the
place better before buying. Meanwhile Owners don’t sell
their homes out from under the renters.
Still, the owner benefits. The property owner might get a
sale at or before the lease ends. Payments are timely and
renters take good care of the place as they hope it will be
their home someday. If the renter walks at lease-end, the
owner still has had steady rental income for three years
and gets the place back in good shape.
Lawyers benefit from too much trust. If the option is
not spelled out or is not in writing, it may not be enforce-
able. That leads to litigation. Which takes money from
both pockets. So three lessons: get it in writing, get it in
writing, get it in writing.
Picking a good renter can be tricky. Let’s assume that
Robert Renter lost his job and home in 2008. He now
wants to buy 123 Wonderful Way from Oona the Owner.
But Robert Renter’s credit rating is shot. He declared
bankruptcy in 2008. He does have a new job – for 14
months now. And he doesn’t owe anyone any money (be-
cause of the bankruptcy). So he can pay the rent easily.
Yet Oona the Owner has had two renters in two years.
Both left the place in shambles. Cost Oona a thousand
dollars each time, to bring the place back into shape.
She’s frustrated about lousy renters. She prefers to sell.
Robert asks Oona if she’ll rent to him, and if she will, he
will sign a three year lease. Wow! She’s not happy about
Robert’s credit rating, but three years? That’s a good lease
term for Oona. She’s on the fence.
An option is smart business. Robert is smart about it. He
adds a rental condition, that he’ll sign the three year lease
if Oona gives him an option to buy 123 Wonderful Way at
anytime during the next three years. Robert will be buy-
ing (yes, you have to give something for an option – give
a penny or give your promise to rent, then pay on time) a
choice, called an Option to Buy. Oona might see this as
an opportunity not only to collect some steady rent but
maybe, finally, to get out of the wretched rental business.
Smart renters get smart terms. They agree. Anytime
before three years of renting ends in 2014, if he has paid
his rent on time Robert will have the choice to notify
Oona that he has decided to buy the home. The terms of
purchase? They are what is written in the original lease.
Here’s where the lawyer benefits from the parties’ trust,
when the purchase terms aren’t written in the original
lease. For instance: what is the method by which Robert
must notify Oona that he is exercising his option? A big-
gie: who will pay the 2014 property taxes? Another big-
gie: who pays the sale closing costs? Pays for a survey?
Does Robert even get a survey before having to close?
Does Oona have to prove her ownership and provide
Robert a title insurance policy? Must Robert pay in cash,
that is, take out a mortgage? Must Oona sell to Robert on
a land contract if that is his choice? At what interest rate?
What if Oona has a mortgage on the property – did Robert
check that (in 2011)? Does it prevent Oona from selling
on a land contract? The biggie-est: What is the selling
price? And other hidden cost factors…
The choice is yours. It’s up to Robert Renter to make sure
all the terms are discussed and agreed on and are written
in the lease. An hour of legal advice is good planning. A
home purchase is a big, costly, life changing event. To
be smooth and flawless, it must be in writing. With good
planning the Renters benefit, Oona benefits, and we move
our crisis homesteads into the future. If you’re an Oona
Owner-landlord, take time now to consider how offering
Options to your renters might benefit you.
Jeanne Jerow practices Real Estate law, maintains a certificate in Estate
Planning & Probate, practices extensively in Divorce & Custody, Grow-
ing Older Law, and Auto Injuries. Reach her at bigrapidslawyer.com.
Remember if you read it here it’s not your personal legal advice. Don’t
depend on it.
Land ‘Options’ are choice purchases
By Jeanne L. Jerow, Attorney, Counselor, Mediator • Howard City
Visit us at
www.zelliesopryhouse.com
Keith & Terri Grannis, Proprietors
Zellie’s Opry House, P. O. Box 332, 230 E. Edgerton, Howard City, MI 49329, 616-260-3032
zelliesopryhouse@gmail.com
WELCOMES
“New Outlook”
with Lori Lyn & Brad Lambert
Admission $5
Doors open 6:00 p.m.; concert at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
This dynamic husband�wife duo has a “new outlook” with the traditional
sounds of bluegrass and gospel. Lori Lyn’s rock solid
beat on the upright bass is accompanied by husband
Brad on the five�string banjo who matches Lori Lynn
note for note with strong vocal stylings. Rounding out
this group is Kentuckian Merrell Boggs and Casey
Cook, Denison University’s Director of Bluegrass. The
Ohio�based band, New Outlook has just released their
new gospel CD, “Prepare to Believe.”
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110 For Rent
NEWLY RENOVATED! 4-BED-
ROOM, 1-bath Cottage. Deeded
lake access on Maston Lake. Rent-
to-Own, $5000 down! $700/month.
(517)712-2392.
SAND LAKE: $99
Security Deposit Special!
Move in for Less than $600!
Great Community
and Location!
1 Mile to 131
20 min. to Grand Rapids
1 Bedroom $479*
2 Bedroom $531*
*Rent Based on Income
TDD: 1-800-649-3777
EHO/Barrier Free
OLD MILLAPARTMENTS
Call Today!
616-636-8834
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
PRIME LOCATION ONOld-131, Howard
City. 2100 sq. ft., paved parking. Contact
231-206-0157 or 231-206-7035.
160 Real Estate
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.
$105,000. 10% down, no closing cost.
231-937-9193.
LAKEFRONT LIVING, CANADIAN
Lakes. Many amenities, completely fur-
nished. Available for rent, lease or pur-
chase. twilkens97@yahoo.com (586)566-
3744.
THE
RIVER VALLEY
NEWS SHOPPER
491 W. Shaw (M-82)
Howard City
(231)937-4740
Open Monday-Thursday
9am-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm
For all of your
advertising needs!
Vacant Land
5 WOODED ACRES,HOWARD City
area. Private, but only 2.5 miles from
highway. $19,900. (616)862-4137
170 Items
for Sale
12X20 GARAGE TENT, needs some
work has new tarp $75 (231)834-1242.
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!!”
ANIMAL CAGES (RABBIT/DOG) with
accessories, food, dishes, leashes, etc.
$50. Call (231)250-9202.
CRAFTSMAN METAL LATHE, older,
good condition, steel bench with light
$400 OBO 581-2882 or 340-2820.
170 Items
for Sale
CROSSBOWS HORTON ORHunt Mas-
ter Advantage. One with scope, like new.
Arrows, broad heads, quivers. Ready to
go. Crank loading device available for
Huntmaster. Cash. 15110 5 Mile Rd.,
Morley.
EXTRA LARGE DOG Crate, excellent
condition $50.00. (517)902-3882.
GRAVITY BOX 125 bushel with top,
door works good. $200/cash no checks.
Carl 616-232-8702.
HENRY 17HMR W/SWIFT Scope, like
new, $375. 10120 Kendaville Road, west
of 5 Corners, Coral.
JOHN DEERE MT tractor with plow.
Looks and runs great. 231-972-2343.
$3500 or best.
LIKE NEW MAGIC Chef Wine Cooler
holds 24 bottles. $60 231-648-6159.
LINDSEY BABY CRIB $50. (231)796-
0966.
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
MOTOR HOME/DEER CAMP, under
37,000 actual miles, good condition, self
contained. $3500. Call 231-937-4802.

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SIDING - ROOFING - SUNROOMS • Michigan Made Windows!
Call Now 1-888-761-1997 • Call Now 231-592-4823
1103 N. State St. • Big Rapids, Michigan
FREE
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LICENSED & INSURED - MEMBER OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Locally
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NOW!
Fall Sale on
Roofing and Siding!
Call Now for Best Price,
plus FREE Gutter System
with Roof and Siding
5950 14 Mile Road, Rockford
616-866-0557
Fremont: 5554 S. Warner
231.924.6009
Nunica: 11999 Cleveland
616.837.9200
White Cloud: 3871 S. Ever-
green Dr. (M-37)
231.689.5300
Gaylord: 1182 S. Otsego
989.732.8020
Tired of the High Cost of Propane??
Heat Your Home For Less Than $130/Month
With a Wood or Pellet Stove (Includes Stove & Fuel)
www.h2oasisinc.com
$
20
00
OFF
A Ton of Locally Produced,
Premium Soft Wood Pellets
Not to be combined with any other coupon or discount. Expires 10/31/11 RV
FREE
Ton of Pellets
With a purchase of a Pellet Stove.
Qualifying stove brands only. Call for details.
Not to be combined with any other coupon or discount. Expires 10/31/11 RV
10% OFF
Labor & Venting
With any purchase of a Pellet Stove.
Not to be combined with any other coupon or discount. Expires 10/31/11 RV
Gas & Wood Fireplaces
Stoves & Alternative
Heating Systems
Wood Stoves Inserts
Financing Programs Availalble
Rent 2 Own • Greenstone • Access
Rates As Low As
6.25%
Available
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170 Items
for Sale
NEWAYGO STOVE & Fireplace
Shop: Best deals on wood, pellet
and gas stoves and fireplaces. Lopi-
Avalon-Fireplace Xtrodinaire, and
FireChief furnaces. Marthwood pel-
lets. Family owned and operated
since 1980. 231-652-1546. South
M-37 Newaygo.
170 Items
for Sale
NORDIC HOT TUBS - Sale starting at
$2995. - Hot Tub covers and chemicals.
Newaygo Stove & Firepalce Shop. 231-
652-1546. South M-37 Newaygo.
DON'T PAYHIGHheating bills. Eliminate
them with an OUTDOOR WOOD FUR-
NACE from Central Boiler. Call today
231-652-5286
170 Items
for Sale
REBUILT COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS:
Also Computer repair & virus removal.
Reasonable Rates. (231)856-7883
SIERRADISHES; SERVICE for 8, some
pieces missing. Call for details $30
(231)832-1123.
SMALLER UP-RIGHT PIANO and
bench, walnut finish, good condition,
tuned annually. $450 (231)832-5650.
STOVE GRATES, GLASS, gasket and
other parts for many stove brands.
Newaygo Stove & Fireplace Shop. 231-
652-1546. South M-37 Newaygo.
STOW MASTER 5000 tow bar $150
(616)403-0202.
WASHER AND NATURAL gas dryer in
good working order $100 for the pair.
(231)867-3310.
WII CONSOLE BUNDLE: games, con-
trollers, nunchuks, steering wheels,
charge station, good condition/used.
$200 OBO (231)598-1813.
WINCHESTER #140 SEMI auto 12 ga.
shotgun, 28" vent-rib barrel w/winchoke
$260 OBO. David (989)339-4147.
Winter
Cleaning?
And now have
stuff to sell?
Let our
Classified Ads
help you out!
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VALLEY NEWS
SHOPPER
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VFW Post #4249
9075 Mason Dr. • Newaygo
Bingo Ball Sales Start at 4:00. Bingo starts at 6:00.
October 3, 2011
Special Letter X - 25 numbers - $300
Progressive Jackpot - 57 numbers - $1,052 + 1/2 sales
Jackpot - 56 numbers - $500
Southside Marine
5441 S. Green • Fremont
231-924-4510
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 5 • Sat. 9 - 1
INSIDE & OUTSIDE
BOAT STORAGE
Your Mercury Outboard Dealer
Shrink Wrap / Winterizing
Pick Up & Delivery Available
Call to schedule
FALL PONTOON
CLEARANCE SALE
Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate, Wood, Ceramic Tile —
Mohawk SmartStrand, Shaw, Mannington,
Quick Step, Armstrong & More.
RIVER VALLEY CARPET
8391 Mason Dr. (M-37) • Newaygo
231-652-3037
STORE HOURS: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM
Wed. 9 AM - 7 PM • Sat. 9 am - 3 pm
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Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8 - 5 Sat. 9 - 2
231-652-9000
51 W. Pine Lake Dr. • M-82 & M-37
Newaygo
• BAD CREDIT .... OK • SELF EMPLOYED .............OK
• DIVORCE ........ OK • SSI/DISABILITY BENEFITS ...OK
• SLOW PAY ...... OK • UNEMPLOYMENT .............OK
• BANKRUPTCY .. OK • CHILD SUPPORT ..............OK
05 CHRYSLER
TOWN & COUNTRY
Well Equipped,
Stow N’ Go.
APPROVED
02 SATURN
VUE BASE
Red,
Automatic.
APPROVED
09 CHEVY
COBALT LT
Blue,
Automatic.
APPROVED
00 JEEP
CHEROKEE SPORT
Burgundy,
Automatic.
APPROVED
08 CHEVY
IMPALA LS
White,
6 Cylinder.
APPROVED
02 NISSAN
XTERRA SE
Yellow,
Automatic.
APPROVED
99 GMC
SIERRA SLE
Very Clean,
Keyless Entry.
APPROVED
03 FORD
EXPLORER XLT
Blue,
Automatic.
APPROVED
04 CHEVY
TAHOE Z71
Top of the line
Tahoe!!!!
APPROVED
• BAD CREDIT OK • SELF EMPLOYED OK
MONDAY,OCTOBER3,2011•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 37
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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
Rent this
space.
Call for details.
231-937-4740
1-888-937-4740
Rent this
space.
Call for details.
231-937-4740
1-888-937-4740
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)
PINE GROVE
Community Church
A Christian Reformed
Ministry
Sunday Service 10 am
Boys & Girls Clubs
Wednesday at 7 pm
Teen Activities - Call Church
231-937-5250
On M-82, 5 miles west of
Howard City
38 RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER•MONDAY,OCTOBER3,2011
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170 Items
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Firewood
FIRE/ BOILER WOOD
10-cord semi-loads
8' lengths/10" avg diameter
All Hardwood
Delivered.
(231)846-0346 anytime.
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give to a wood-burner!
230 Recreational
Vehicles
FALL SPECIALS
Prices Reduced on all
R.V.'s in stock
Priced to sell 15% off all
in-stock parts and accessories.
Northland Trailers
903 N. Mitchell, Cadillac
(231)775-3101
240 Manufactured
Homes
Mobile Home
MOBILE HOME FORsale, close to FSU,
Big Rapids. Jacuzzi, air and more!!!!
$11,000. (810)338-4794
250 Autos for Sale
2007 CHRYSLER TOWN & Country
80,000 miles very good condition $9,000
(231)796-4282.
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280 Farm Goods
SUGAR BEETS BY The Scoop, Also
bagged beets and shell corn. 10 Miles east
of Morley Stanwood School on 5 Mile Rd.
Opening September 15th. (231)972-
8205 & (231)972-2232
300 Wanted to Buy
CASH-PAID-RETIREE PAYING FAIR
price $100 to $5,000 for running
cars/trucks, motor-cycles, ATV, campers,
Snowmobiles, All Utility trailers enclosed,
open. Pontoon-boats. Free pick-up.
(231)689-1894, (616)291-0266
330 Fees Required
MOVIE EXTRAS TOstand in the back-
ground for a major film. Earn up to $300.
a day. Experience not required. (877)824-
6290
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Howard City
VFW
MICHIGAN
PROGRESSIVE
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LUCKY
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GAME
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Howard City VFW
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1101 S. Ensley Rd., Howard City
231-937-5204
SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT
FRIDAY &
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AT
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FALL
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At our Evart Location
Schult/Brighton
Model #5028-32-5
1350 Sq. Ft.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
27x50 Full Painted Drywall
with Shower Bench Option
$7,065 Off
Now
$49,900
Plus Tax & Title
Schult/Westchester
Model #4428-401-1
1188 Sq. Ft.
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Den Option
27x44 Full Painted Drywall
$8,643 Off
Now
$39,900
Plus Tax & Title
Clayton
Model #BLZ14663A
902 Sq. Ft.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
14x70 Singlewide
$5,438 Off
Now $22,900
Plus Tax & Title
Lattimore’s
Mobile Home Sales & Service
New Singlewide, Doublewide & Modular Homes,
also available Crest 2-Story & Cape-Cod Ranch Homes Available
Includes delivery within a 50 mile radius and set-up on your foundation.
231-867-3238 • www.lattimores.com
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2011 CRUZE LT
$
18,907
WAS $20,205
SALE PRICE
11C166
6 Speed Auto. Trans, Cruise, Remote Start, Power Seat & More. 4800 Miles.
2011 MALIBU
$
19,445
WAS $23,460
SALE PRICE
11C003
6 Speed Auto. Trans, Power Windows, Locks, AC, CD Player. 5200 Miles.
2011 MALIBU
$
19,780
WAS $24,335
SALE PRICE
11C069
6 Speed Auto. Trans, PW, PL, AC, CD, Remote Start., Power Seat. 5100 Miles.
2011 IMPALA
$
19,997
WAS $25,555
SALE PRICE
11C057
6 Speed Auto. Trans, PW, PL, Cruise, AC, Bluetooth.
2011 EQUINOX LTZ
$
33,983
WAS $36,815
SALE PRICE
11T050
Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, Navigation, 19” Wheels, Loaded. 6800 Miles.
2011 TRAVERSE AWD
$
34,491
WAS $38,590
SALE PRICE
11T088
Remote Start, DVD, 20” Wheels, Rearview Camera, and More! 5100 Miles.
2011 IMPALA LT
$
22,904
WAS $28,160
SALE PRICE
11C252
2011 TAHOE 4WD
$
38,753
WAS $44,245
SALE PRICE
11T467
Active Fuel Management, Remote Start, Power Adjustable Pedals & More.
2011 AVALANCHE 4WD LTZ
$
44,033
WAS $50,876
SALE PRICE
11T466
Heated Leather, Loaded.
2011 SILVERADO 1500 4x4
$
27,640
WAS $33,425
SALE PRICE
11T491
Ext. Cab, 5.3L V8, HD Trailering, AM/FM w/CD Player & More.
2011 1500 4WD CREW CAB
$
28,853
WAS $35,290
SALE PRICE
11T276
HD Trailering Equipment, Locking Differential.
2011 2500 4WD CREW CAB LT
$
36,595
WAS $41,985
SALE PRICE
11T493
PW, PL, HD Trailering, Locking Rear Differential, Snow Plow Prep Package.
2011 3500 4WD CREW CAB
$
38,446
WAS $44,015
SALE PRICE
11T001
Leather Seating, Keyless Entry, Remote Start, Locking Tailgate, Snow Plow Prep.
2011 3500 4WD CREW CAB DIESEL
$
47,045
WAS $53,678
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11T393
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