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By Jim Akans
At least it’s easy to remember which
way to turn the clock; as “fall back”
and “spring forward” have become
semi-annual catch phrases that give
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SEE FALL BACK PAGE 4A SEE SKI SWAP PAGE 4A
By Jim Akans
It’s been a pretty good year to be a Michigander.
The weather was fantastic this summer, provid-
ing the perfect backdrop for throngs of tourists
from across the country that arrived to discover
that “Pure Michigan” is a purely beautiful place to
visit and (hopefully) return to. Michigan sports
teams have also risen to the top; with the Tiger’s
finishing the season at the top of their division,
and the Lions starting their season looking
extremely strong out of the gate.
But what about a Michigan economy that for so
many years has left unemployment and unsold
housing inventory figures at drastically high levels,
and the spirit and optimism of Michigan residents
uncharacteristically low.
There may be some promising developments for
Michigan in the economic area as well.
The Michigan Department of Technology,
Management and Budget recently announced that
unemployment rates in each of Michigan’s 17
major labor market area declined in September.
The statewide unadjusted unemployment rate
clocked in at a 10.1 percent average. Down from an
11.4 percent average at this time last year. From
September 2010 to September 2011, seasonally
unadjusted payroll jobs were up by 49,000, educa-
tion and health services up by 23,000, manufactur-
ing up 17,000 and the construction industry expe-
rienced an increase of 8,000 jobs this past year.
The report also showed that the number of gov-
ernment job decreased by 10,000, and hopefully
many of those folks found work reflected in those
private sector job increases.
Overall, seventy-seven of Michigan’s 83 counties
had reductions in unemployment rates in
September, with a median decline of 0.7 of a per-
centage point, and 41 counties in Michigan report-
ed unemployment rates of less than 10 percent.
But there is more. A Michigan Retail Index sur-
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Michigan’s economy?
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Rudi and Sandi Edel have recently been named the MSU
Extension Master Gardener Coordinators of Otsego County by
Mary Wilson, State MGVP Coordinator. They will be filling a
void created when the previous coordinator, Ed Doss, retired
from the position to pursue other interests.
The coordinator works with the County Extension Office to
assist and support Master Gardener Volunteers by providing
volunteer and education opportunities, record keeping, and
conducting Master Gardener classes.
Master Gardener Volunteers are trained in horticulture.
Their knowledge and skills enable them to improve the quali-
ty of life in their community by increasing people's apprecia-
tion and use of plants and giving them instruction on growing
plants using environmentally sound practices.
Rudi and Sandi attended the training classes and became
Master Gardeners in 1999. They are active members of the
Alpine Master Gardener's Association. Sandi also attended
the Advanced Master Gardener training in 2000. They reside
in Dover Township; have four adult children and three grand-
children.
Working through the County Extension Office, they will
provide real-time access to gardening information along with
hands-on training opportunities. They encourage people to
explore becoming a Master Gardener and also a member of
the Alpine Master Gardener’s Association (AMGA) for oppor-
tunities to learn gardening skills and support our local com-
munities as volunteers. The AMGA website is
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Otsego County will be offering a Master Gardener educa-
tional program in the late fall of 2012.
You can contact Rudi and Sandi by email at
mgc.otsego@gmail.com or call the MSU Extension-Otsego
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office Master Gardener website is http://mg.msue.msu.edu/
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Karen O’Dell was named the 2011
“Sportswoman of the Year” at a special din-
ner and ceremony held at the Northland
Sportsmen’s Club on Saturday evening,
October 15th. A Gaylord area resident, grad-
uate of Michigan State University, O’Dell cur-
rently works as superintendent at a golf
course on Mackinac Island.
O’Dell is also the recent grand prize win-
ner on the television show, “Ammo &
Attitude.” From a field of over 100 applicants,
O’Dell joined five other women to face a vari-
ety of outdoor sporting challenges during the
last two weeks of May. She ultimately earned
top spot in the competition, winning a huge
variety of sporting equipment as well as a
2012 Dodge Ram 1500 truck.
O’Dell relates, “I was very surprised to
receive the Sportswoman of the Year award.
My family suspected it, but it caught me
completely off guard.”
She adds, “ I believe being selected for the
Sportswoman of the Year award reflects my
ongoing involvement in outdoor sports and
in promoting women’s participation in out-
door sports. I am hoping that through this I
can continue to help bring other local
women into the enjoyment of outdoor sport-
ing.”
The 2010 Sportswoman of the Year recipi-
ent, Terry Gravila, presented this year’s award
to O’Dell along with a beautiful quilt that was
handmade by Gravila.
The Petoskey chapter of Zonta International
invites the public to their 39th annual Fashion
Show on Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. in the Ovation Room at Odawa Casino
Resort. The Fashion Show, aptly themed “Putting
on the Ritz,” will highlight the latest fall and winter
fashions from more than 25 retailers in the
Petoskey area, and include an elegant lunch, enter-
tainment, a silent and live auction, a gift basket raf-
fle and goody bags for all attendees.
Each year, the Petoskey chapter of Zonta gives
over $10,000 to organizations that improve the sta-
tus of women and girls. Such notable institutions
as the Women’s Resource Center, Hospice of Little
Traverse Bay, Girls on the Run and Camp Daggett
receive support through both contributions and
volunteer time. The Fashion Show is one of two
fundraisers each year that provide that much need-
ed support.
Tickets are $40 each, and tables are available in
8-tops and 10-tops. Zonta hopes to double its
attendance from 2010 to 400 attendees,
and tickets are already selling fast. Make
your reservations early by calling Kathy
Bardins at 231-487-1188 or email her at
kbardins@winternet.com.
Come join us for fun, food, fashions
and fabulous auction items and support
our efforts to advance the status of
women and girls. This event is proudly
sponsored by Odawa Casino Resort, Huntington
Bank, Comfort Keepers, Trillium Salon, Jet’s Pizza,
Petoskey Plastics, Harbor Arthritis and Lifestyle
Center, and PNC Bank.
Zonta of Petoskey presents 39th Annual Fall
Fashion Show Fundraiser
G A Y L O R D
Karen O’Dell (at left) was named the 2011 “Sportswoman of the Year” at a special dinner
and ceremony held at the Northland Sportsmen’s Club on Saturday evening, October 15th.
The 2010 Sportswoman of the Year recipient, Terry Gravila (at right), presented this year’s
award to O’Dell along with a beautiful quilt that was handmade by Gravila.
Courtesy Photo
Photo by PatriCk Cotant
Sunrise over West Grand Traverse Bay on Friday morning,
October 28, 2011. This was captured by Patrick Cotant, who
resides in Traverse City. Patrick is the son of Jim Cotant who has
recently passed. This photo represents a sign that his father is in
a Heavenly place and is just as beautiful as we had pictured.
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have been waiting for (or dreading). Early this coming Sunday
morning, at 2:00 am on November 6th, Daylight Savings time
for 2011 will officially end as millions upon millions of clocks
across the country slip back one full hour to celebrate this
annual event.
The modest confusion as to when DST starts and ends is
understandable. It started out in the 1960’s running from the
last Sunday in April through the last Sunday in October. In
1986, the starting date moved up to the first Sunday in April,
and the Energy Policy Act of 2007 changed it again to a period
extending from the second Sunday in March through the first
Sunday in November, a time frame that remains to this day.
Daylight Savings Time has been touted as a crime deterrent,
a reducer of vehicle accidents, and energy conserving prac-
tice, even a means of increasing voter turnout…yet the statis-
tics in support of those benefits hasn’t exactly held up since it’s
official inception over forty years ago. Residents of Arizona
and Hawaii don’t bother with DST at all, and it is a concept
avoided in several continents and countries across the globe,
including Asia, most of Africa, and about half of South
America.
The primary drawback is the effect on our bodies. During
the initial days and weeks following the spin of the clock many
people struggle to get their internal body clocks readjusted
with the mechanical ones. Patterns of irregular sleep, missed
appointments (forgot to reset that clock, didn’t you?), and that
general fuzzy feeling of not feeling quite in sync with the light
of day will gradually dissipate in the coming weeks.
Don’t get too set in that new routine, however, Daylight
Savings Time will return on early Sunday morning March
12th, 2012.
For now, set your clocks back an hour before going to bed
this Saturday evening, and enjoy an extra hour of well-
deserved rest.
Michigan’s Economy Continued...
Fall Back continued...
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vey found that on average, retailers are forecasting a 6 percent
gain for their businesses during the upcoming holiday season.
That beats nation forecasts as The International Council of
Shopping Centers and National Retail Federation both predict
total U.S. retail sales will climb 2.8 percent or less for the hol-
idays.
“Michigan’s retail industry is generally upbeat as it prepares
for the holiday season,” said Michigan Retailers Association
MRA President and CEO James P. Hallan. “Last year snapped a
string of poor holiday data, and most retailers fully expect
additional gains this year.”
A sampling of area retailers revealed that there were some
signs of increased consumer confidence and spending this
summer as compared to last that may support a potential up-
tick in the economy.
Bruce Brown, owner of the Alpine Chocolat Haus with loca-
tions in Gaylord, Boyne City and Sault Ste. Marie, observes,
“We have more employees on staff this year than last, and our
sales and production are up. We are anticipating a better
Christmas season than last year. You have to hope for the
best.”
Hogan’s Jewelry owner, Betsy Sanders, relates, “Our busi-
ness is up a bit. We are pleased with our sales and with last
year’s sales well. It is a positive especially when so many peo-
ple are hurting. I think the mood and spirit is improving over-
all.”
Jim Jeffers of JnJ Construction notes, “We have had a phe-
nomenal year, and have built more new homes this year than
the last couple of years combined. We are also up in remodel-
ing and in every area we do. I am cautiously optimistic that
the worst times are behind us.”
Brad Scheer of Scheer Motors in Grayling notes, “Our busi-
ness has definitely increased. GM, Chrysler and Ford have
found their way back into leasing, which is certainly helping.
Financing in general is better as credit is getting easier to
obtain. A big thing that would help our industry is if gas
prices could get back below the $3 per gallon mark. That gets
the whole market moving.”
Todd Lang of Wernig & Jones Cadillac in Cheboygan adds,
“It seems to be up. Consumer confidence is more positive,
and people are purchasing larger vehicles again.”
Jeff Bodette, Business Development Manager at David
Kring Chevrolet Cadillac of Petoskey, concurs, “Business is
definitely improving. Credit has ease a bit, people are buying
again and sales are up.”
Dan Forcier, of the family owned and operated businesses
Sunburst Marine, Powerhouse Gym and Force Energy, states,
“Right now, with natural gas prices at an 8 year low, it is a
struggle in that industry as projects get put on back burner
because of decreased cash flow. From marine standpoint, we
see an increase in the service area because people are getting
existing equipment serviced to keep it going. With the
Powerhouse Gym, this is the season people where start are
coming inside, leagues are forming, group fitness classes are
underway, so there is a great deal of interest in joining right
now.”
There are even signs the real estate industry, which has
been extremely vulnerable to the economic slow down, is
showing a positive turn.
Lesa Jarski of Real Estate One observes, “There seems to be
a lot of activity. Inventory is down and showing activity is up.”
Ed Wohlfiel of Keith Dressel Realty adds, “There are a more
positives this year than last in terms of economic outlook.
There has been a lot more interest and activity in the real
estate market. It’s encouraging.”
prices.
Otsego Club Ski Patroller Lynne Smetzer remembers when
the first ski swap in Gaylord launched what was then a new
community service for recycling useable winter sports gear.
That was 26 years ago, remembers Lynne. “It didn’t
amount to much then, but it was the start of our patrol
fundraising and giving the local community access to ski
equipment and ski wear at affordable prices,” says Lynne.
It all adds up to a win-win for families who want to intro-
duce skiing and Northern Michigan winters sports to their
children and the event benefits the local Treetops and Otsego
ski patrols who keep a portion of the sales proceeds for safe-
ty and first aid supplies on the slopes.
The swap also signals the approach of the coming winter
season. Shoppers are advised to arrive early on Saturday
November 5th as gear is sold on a first-come-first served
basis. Sales to customers will begin at 10 am sharp at the
Otsego Club Special Events Center. Please note that credit
cards are not accepted.
For those offering items for sale at the swap, please also
note that equipment drop off begins Friday, November 4th
from 5pm – 9pm at the Otsego Club Special Events Center.
Both ski patrollers and local volunteers will be on hand to
inspect items for safety concerns, recommend pricing, or
answer questions. Unsold items must be picked up Sunday,
November 6 from 10 am to 1 pm. Equipment not picked up
will be immediately donated to local charities.
For further information on the 26th Annual Ski Patrol Ski
Swap, contact Don Desautels at 231-534-4497.
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Photo by Ginny Brozowski
Richard Barber, (at right) a long-
time area resident is the winner
of the 2011 “Granny’s Treasure
Raffle” held by the Otsego
County Historical Society. The
Society’s Executive Director, Jim
Akans, presented Mr. Barber
with the beautiful 80-inch by 92-
inch quilt crafted by the Heart of
the Pines Quilt Guild. The draw-
ing for the annual quilt raffle
was held at 3 pm on Saturday,
October 22nd at the Otsego
County Historical Museum in
downtown Gaylord.
Angels at Work Resale in Gaylord offers a
warm, welcoming shopping experience
By Jim Akans
“People regularly tell us how much they
enjoy shopping here,” relates Theresa Lauber,
owner of Angels at Work Resale in Gaylord.
“The cleanliness of our store, the variety of
our inventory, and our very reasonable prices
are a pleasant surprise. They feel very com-
fortable…it’s a warm, home-style atmos-
phere.”
Indeed, the wide array of items offered at
Angels at Work Resale are presented in sever-
al comfortable rooms throughout the 2,400
square foot facility, each focusing on a target-
ed range of goods, providing a effortless way
to browse items of interest.
When the store opened this past August, a
good portion of the original inventory was
purchased from another resale store that was
closing, and since that time countless addi-
tional items have been added from auctions,
estate and garage sales, and through dona-
tions.
“We offer quality, thoroughly cleaned
clothing at very reasonable prices,” notes
Lauber.
“We also have furniture, house wares, tools,
books, shoes, belts and accessories, a wide
assortment of knickknacks, antiques, and
much more.”
Those who donated items to Angels at Work
Resale receive a 25-percent discount card for
purchases that is valid for 30 days from the
time of their donation. The store does not
offer consignment sales.
Angels at Work Resale is located at 1523 S.
Otsego Avenue (U.S. 27 South) in Gaylord.
They are open seven days a week from 9 am
to 6 pm. For additional information, please
call (989) 448-8615.
Song of the Morning Ranch has just
released a new informational guide, featuring
upcoming programming from November
2011 through the end of April 2012. Each
month, most weekends will be filled with sev-
eral different events. Informational guides
will be mailed to those already on the mailing
list. From yoga to tai chi to health and inner
peace, a variety of programs are available.
Song of the Morning will be offering sever-
al workshops specifically geared toward win-
ter activities. A Skiing/Hiking, Yoga, and Tai
Chi workshop will be offered the weekend of
December 9th through the 12th, 2011 and
again the weekend of January 13th through
the 15th, 2012. A Downhill Ski/Snowboard
and Yoga retreat will be held December 28th
through the 29th. Come enjoy the beautiful,
peaceful grounds of the ranch during the
winter.
According to Irmgard Kurtz, Yogacharya
Oliver Black, founder of the retreat, “best of
all loved the winter that covered the ranch in
a snowy blanket of whiteness. It reminded
him of a finer and purer world.”
Song of the Morning is also proud to
announce the initiation of a new program the
first Saturday of every month beginning on
November 5, 2011 that will bring together
guests and community members for spiritual
sadhana, (practices). This day-long retreat,
from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM, is dedicated to fos-
tering an ever deepening experience of the
Divine and to building community from the
inside out. Activities will include a hatha
yoga class, spiritual discourse, a three-hour
group medita-
t i o n ,
p r a n a y a m
practice, com-
munity meals,
and activities.
Meals are $7
for brunch
and $9 for
dinner per
person, while
the rest of the
retreat is presented on a donation basis.
Founded by Yogacharya Oliver Black in
1970, Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat works
to provide a place of relaxation and spiritual
refreshment for truth seekers by furthering
the yogic teachings of Paramahansa
Yogananda. Located on 800 beautiful forest-
ed acres along the Pigeon River, the retreat
offers a variety of educational programs on
the physical, mental, and spiritual potential
of human beings. Sunday meditation servic-
es and evening meditations are held year
round. Guests are invited to come for a pro-
gram or just to enjoy the beautiful, peaceful
surroundings and spiritual atmosphere. The
property is also home to the Clear Light
Community, a spiritually oriented residential
community. Song of the Morning has also
just launched a service through mindbody-
online.com in which guests may reserve and
pay for programs and lodging entirely online.
Further information is available to all at
http://www.songofthemorning.org/pro-
grams.html.
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1158 S. M-75
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231-582-5711
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CHARLEVOIX
Consign Design
100 Van Pelt Pl., Charlevoix
231-237-9773
www.consigndesign.net
Bergmann Center
Resale Shop
8888 Ance Road
231-547-9624
www.bergmanncenter.org
Kelly’s Antiques &
Furniture Barn
06176 Old US 31 S., Charlevoix
231-547-0133
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ELLSWORTH
Good Samaritan
Furniture & More Store
6517 Center St.
Downtown Ellsworth
231-588-2208
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FREDERIC
Pineview Military Surplus
7328 Old 27 North
Frederic
989-348-8300
GAYLORD
A-2-Z Resale
1829 Old 27 South,
Gaylord
989-732-9500
Goodwill Retail and
Donation Center
1361 Pineview Dr. (near Lowes)
Gaylord
989-705-1747
www.goodwillnmi.org
Great Rooms
Quality Pre-Owned Furniture
148 W. Main Street
Gaylord
989-745-5184
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GAYLORD
Angels at Work
Resale
1523 S Otsego Ave.
Gaylord
989.448.8615
Venus & Blue Jeans
340 West Main St.
Gaylord
989-731-2600
www.venusandbluejeans.com
New Beginnings Thrift Shop
650 W Conway Rd.
Harbor Springs
231-348-2980
HARBOR SPRINGS
Habitat for
Humanity Restore
8460 M-119
Harbor Springs
231-347-8440
HARBOR SPRINGS
Quality Sports & Tools
Consignment
1221 W Conway Rd.
Harbor Springs
231-487-0152
www.qtsconsignments.com
INDIAN RIVER
Finders Keepers Antiques
& Consignment Shop
3639 S. Straits Hwy.
Indian River
231-238-5000
MANCELONA
Mancelona Food Pantry
& Resale Shop
201 N. Maple St.
Mancelona
231-587-9606
MIO
Strawberry Patch ReSale –
Consignment
Downtown Mio
989-826-1503
ONAWAY
Second Chance Thrift Store
20420 State St., Onaway
989-733-9671
PETOSKEY
Challenge Mountain
Resale Shop
2429 US31 North, Petoskey
231-348-3195
www.challengemtn.org
Goodwill Retail and
Donation Center
1600 Anderson Road
Petoskey
231-348-6947
www.goodwillnmi.org
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GAYLORD
Still time to Sign Up
for Bear Basketball
3-6 Grade
Now in its 24th year, Bear
Basketball begins soon. 3rd –
6th grade boys and girls bas-
ketball camp each Saturday
afternoon beginning October
1. League for 3rd – 6th grade
boys and girls begins in
January. Registration Register
on-line at
www.BearBasketball.org. All
games and classes take place
at the Otsego County
Community Center, 315 S.
Center St. Cost is only $15.
This is Northern Michigan’s
premier youth basketball
program and includes more
than 400 youth from all over
Northern Michigan. Boys
and girls grades 3-6 can sign
up at the Community Center.
Classes run thru Nov. 5 and
players are not required to
attend every class.
GAYLORD
Community orchestra
rehearsal
The Gaylord Community
Orchestra has begun rehears-
ing for the Christmastime
Community Concert on Dec.
17. The string section is
rehearsing in the band room
at St. Mary School on N.
Otsego from 7-8:30pm each
Monday. The winds and per-
cussion will join these
rehearsals in a few weeks. For
info call Gary Waldo, 989-
619-3136 or Joanna Bozin
989-732-3080.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN
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surrounding towns. Contact
us at Office@WeeklyChoice.com
or call 989-732-8160.
GAYLORD
Immunization Clinic
Community Immunization
Clinic November 3 from 3pm
to 5:30pm at St. Mary’s
School in Gaylord. All are
welcome! Please schedule an
appointment. Parents and
guardians, you must accom-
pany your children (17 and
younger). We can charge
Medicaid, Medicare, or pri-
vate health insurance pro-
grams for the immunization
charges. If you are uninsured,
we accept cash and checks
for immunizations (sorry, no
credit cards). Charge for flu
vaccine is $25; charge for
other vaccines vary. We do
not turn away anyone 18 or
younger for inability to pay
for required immunizations.
For more information and to
schedule an appointment,
call the Health Department
of Northwest Michigan to
schedule an appointment at
800-432-4121.
GRAYLING
Coping with the
Holidays
Please join us at the Crawford
County Commission on
Aging & Senior Center on
Thursday, November 3rd at
1pm for a session on ways to
make the holidays less stress-
ful after experiencing a loss
of a loved one. Refreshments
will be served. Please RSVP to
Dave Dewar, Bereavement
Coordinator at Mercy
Hospice at 989-348-4383. The
center is located at 308
Lawndale St. behind Burger
King.
GAYLORD
Senior breakfast
The Otsego County
Commission on Aging hosts
another educational break-
fast Nov. 3 at the University
Center. Speaker is Jill Miner
from Saturn Booksellers.
Suggested donation for
breakfast is $5 at the door.
RSVP to OCCOA at 989-732-
1122.
GAYLORD
Holiday house bazaar
First United Methodist
Church is hosting a holiday
bazaar Nov. 5 from 9am -
2pm. Attic treasures, crafts,
books, treats and lots more.
The church is located at 215
S. Center St. Free admission.
GRAYLING
Creative Classes
AuSable Artisan Village Art
Center is offering new cre-
ative classes throughout the
year. These classes are
offered by seasoned profes-
sional artists with something
to share! For more informa-
tion about the classes, please
visit www.artgalleryaav.org.
The AuSable Artisan Village
Art Center is located in
downtown Grayling at 219
Michigan Ave. in the old Ben
Franklin five and dime.
The class schedule for 2011
is: November 5: Thomas
Dean’s photography class for
beginning photographers.
November 12: Stan Prevost’s
“Walk on the WIDE side”, a
lecture demonstration about
panoramic photography.
December 3: Metalwork
Jewelry (pendant) class with
Nancy Cornett.
December 10: Metalwork
Ornament class with Nancy
Cornett.
GAYLORD
Ski Swap
National Ski Patrol Ski Swap
at the Otsego Club Special
Events Center Nov. 5. This
year’s Swap features great
deals on new and used skis,
boots, bindings, snowboards,
cross country outfits, hockey
gear, snowshoes and winter
clothing. Sale items include
brand new overstocks, used
recycled gear, and clothing in
new or good condition.
GAYLORD
Call to Vendors
Nov. 12, 9am - Noon at
Otsego County Sportsplex.
The Gaylord Walk to End
Alzheimer’s will once again
feature an option for busi-
nesses to showcase their
products and services.
Scheduled for Saturday,
November 12 at the Otsego
County Sportsplex, vendors
are being invited to set up
displays that will be open for
public viewing from 9am
until Noon. The donation for
vendor space is $25, plus $5 if
electricity is needed, which
will be added to the proceeds
of the Gaylord walk. Money
raised from Gaylord Walk
helps enhance the quality of
living for persons affected by
Alzheimer’s and dementia
related disorders and their
caregivers by providing lead-
ership, programs and servic-
es, advocacy and research
support. Please contact
Christy Payne, planning
committee member at (989)
705-2500 for more vendor
information or to sign up for
a table.
HILLMAN
Turkey dinner
The Elk Country Animal
Shelter is having a Turkey
dinner/Auction on Sunday
November 6 at the Hillman
Community Center starting
at 4pm. We will have door
prizes, a silent and live auc-
tion. All proceed go to house
and care for the animals at
our shelter.
GAYLORD
Fall Bingo
The Knights of Columbus are
hosting bingo Nov. 6 at the K
of C hall on Wilkinson Road.
Doors open at 1pm, Bingo
begins at 2pm. Proceeds ben-
efit local charities. Food and
beverages are available.
GRAYLING
Managing Concerns
About Falling
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center is offering A
Matter of Balance: Managing
Concerns About Falls starting
Monday, Nov. 7 - Nov. 30
from 9-11am at the Crawford
County Commission on
Aging & Senior Center.
Classes are held twice a week,
Monday and Wednesdays for
4 weeks. Please call the
Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center at 989-348-
7123 to register or for more
information.
PETOSKEY
Womens Club meet
The Women’s Club is hosting
Jan Mancinelli, Executive
Director of The Women’s
Resource Center, at its
November 8 meeting at Bay
View Inn in Petoskey. The
luncheon meeting begins at
11:30 a.m. and the public is
invited to attend. The lunch-
eon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at
Bay View Inn, Petoskey, fol-
lowed by the presentation.
The cost of the luncheon is
$15. Please call Judy Juneau
at 231-526-6505 by Sunday,
Nov. 6, to make your reserva-
tion.
GRAYLING
Matter of Balance
Managing Concerns About
Falls Program every Monday
& Wednesday at 9-11am from
November 7th – 30th at the
Grayling Senior Center –
Many older adults experi-
ence concerns about falling
& restrict their activities. This
program is an award-win-
ning program designed to
manage falls & increase
activity levels. For more
information or to sign up,
call 989-348-7123.
GAYLORD
Stress & Fatigue
Learn about Headaches at a
health seminar Nov. 8 at Saks
Wellness Center, 1477 S.
Otsego. The session begins at
6:30pm.
GAYLORD
Buy a Wreath
The Edelweiss Garden Club
has announced that between
now and November 9th, Pre-
orders are being taken for 24-
, 36-, 48-, and 60 inch mixed
evergreen wreaths, 25- and
50- foot cedar garland, 3 ft.
balsam candy cane and poin-
settias. All proceeds go to the
beautification of Gaylord and
Scholarships. Order forms
are available on edelweiss-
gardenclub.com or call Rosy,
732-0604. Pick up date is
November 19th - Alpine
Plaza.
GAYLORD
Looking for Men who
like to Sing
Do you like to sing? The
Harmonie Meisters male
Barbershop chorus invites
you join them Monday, Nov.
7 at the United Methodist
Church, 215 S. Center St. at
7pm. Come and see what
Barbershop Singing is all
about. Info call 989-350-
8411.
GRAYLING
CPR class
An American Heart
Association Heartsaver and
AED CPR class will be offered
to the community at Mercy
Hospital Grayling on
November 9 from 6pm to
8pm. The class will be taught
by American Heart trained
instructors in the Mercy
Hospital Grayling Crawford
Room located behind the
hospital. Please call 989-348-
0419 to register. Registration
is required by Monday,
November 7. The fee for the
class is $40, which includes
the instruction book that is
needed prior to the
November 9 class.
GAYLORD
Hunting for Actors
Auditions for “Escanaba in da
Moonlight” will take place
November 8th and 10th at
7:30pm at the Michaywe
clubhouse. There are some
great roles for men between
30 and 60 years old, and one
woman’s part. We welcome
anyone who is interested,
whether they have acting
experience or not. We’d espe-
cially like some hunters to
audition.
INDIAN RIVER
Embroiderers Guild
The Northern Michigan
Chapter of the Embroiderers
Guild of America will meet
Nov. 9 at 11 am in the
Transfiguration Episcopal
Church located in Indian
River, located on M 68. Please
note that this is a change in
the regular schedule. The
project will be a Hardanger
Christmas ornament.
Remember to bring any fin-
ished projects for golden
needle. For further informa-
tion, call Sue at 231-584-
2091.
GRAYLING
AARP Driver Safety
Program
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging is
sponsoring the AARP Driver
Safety Program, a classroom
driver refresher course for
drivers aged 50 and older.
AARP developed this course
to help drivers improve their
skills and prevent crashes.
This course covers the age-
related physical changes in
perception and reaction
time, local driving problems
and rules of the road. The
certified AARP volunteer
instructors will be presenting
this course through a combi-
nation of group discussion
and videotapes. There are no
tests, and all participants
who complete the course will
receive a certificate of com-
pletion that may be eligible
for an automobile insurance
discount. The class will be
held in Grayling on
November 10 from 8:30am
until 4:30pm at the Crawford
County Commission on
Aging & Grayling Senior
Center at 308 Lawndale
Street. The fee for this course
is $10 payable to AARP. There
will not be a fee for Veterans.
For more information or to
register please call 989-348-
7123.
MACKINAW CITY
VA Clinic Dedication
ceremony
The Cheboygan County
Veterans Affairs Community
Based Outpatient Clinic
invites you to attend their
Dedication Ceremony on
Nov. 10. Ceremony begins at
1, refreshments served until
3pm. They are located at
14540 Mackinaw Highway
(the old Voyageurs Jubilee
Dinner Theater).
GAYLORD
Immunization clinic
Community Immunization
Clinic November 10 from
4pm to 7pm at Gaylord
Intermediate School
Cafeteria in Gaylord. All are
welcome! Please schedule an
appointment. Parents and
guardians, you must accom-
pany your children (17 and
younger). We can charge
Medicaid, Medicare, or pri-
vate health insurance pro-
grams for the immunization
charges. If you are uninsured,
we accept cash and checks
for immunizations (sorry, no
credit cards). Charge for flu
vaccine is $25; charge for
other vaccines vary. We do
not turn away anyone 18 or
younger for inability to pay
for required immunizations.
For more information and to
schedule an appointment,
call the Health Department
of Northwest Michigan to
schedule an appointment at
800-432-4121.
GAYLORD
Books are Fun
Sponsored by the Otsego
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Nov. 10 from 9am to 4pm,
Nov. 11 from 7am to 2pm
held in the hospital class-
room. Lots of new books,
gifts and novelties all pro-
ceeds go towards the auxil-
iary's pledge to the hospital
ROSCOMMON
God of Carnage
Presented by the Rising
Phoenix Student Theatre
Company November 10th at
Noon and 7pm. Friday,
November 11th at 7pm at
Kirtland Center for the
Performing arts. God of
Carnage is a play by Yasmina
Reza. It is about two pairs of
parents, one of whose child
has hurt the other at a public
park, who meet to discuss
the matter in a civilized man-
ner. However, as the evening
goes on, the parents become
increasingly childish, result-
ing in the evening devolving
into chaos. God of Carnage
won the Tony for “Best Play”
in 2009. Order by phone at
989-275-6777.
GRAYLING
Flu shot clinic
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center will be hosting
a Walgreens Flu Shot Clinic
on Friday, November 11th
from 3:00-5:00pm and again
on Friday, November 18th
from 3:00-5:00pm. *$0 out of
pocket cost fro Medicare Part
B recipients. Bring your
Medicare card or other insur-
ance card that covers the
shot. Non-insured seniors
will be charged $31.00 for the
shot. Please call 348-7123 for
an appointment.
GRAYLING
Veterans Day Program
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center would like to
invite the public to join us for
a special Veterans Day pro-
gram honoring all Veterans
on Friday, November 11th at
11am. There will be patriotic
music, inspirational readings
and all Veterans will be rec-
ognized. The program will
last about 1 hour with lunch
following. All Veterans will
eat free. No registration nec-
essary. For more informa-
tion, contact the Senior
Center at (989) 348-7123.
GRAYLING
Pancake supper
Community of Christ Church
in Grayling located at the
corner of N. Down River Rd
and Glenn St is holding a
Pancake Supper Nov 12 from
5pm to 7pm cost is by dona-
tion.
GRAYLING
Festival of Trees
November 12th – 19th at the
Grayling Mini Mall -View
spectacularly decorated trees
during “Festival of Trees”.
Purchase tickets to win a
chance at winning your
favorite tree! Over 30 beauti-
ful trees decorated by local
businesses will be on display
in the Grayling Mini Mall
(next to Hallmark) from
Nov.12-19. Sponsored by the
Grayling Promotional
Association, an organization
that enthusiastically pro-
motes all the wonderful
things about the Grayling
area, the festival is its biggest
fundraiser.
GRAYLING
Stan Prevost’s, Walk
on the WIDE side
Saturday, November 12th at
the AuSable Artisan Village
Art Center/Gallery -a lecture
demonstration about
panoramic photography. For
more information about this
& more classes offered at the
AAV, please visit www.art-
galleryaav.org.
PETOSKEY
Blissfest Fall Concert
Series presents
Ragbirds
A fusion of world rhythms
stirred with a Celtic fiddler's
bow. Tickets are $10 for
Blissfest Members; $15 for
Not-yet-members; Students
are half off. November 12,
8pm at Crooked Tree Arts
Center
MACKINAW CITY
Holiday Expo
St. Anthony's CCW Holiday
Expo, 600 W. Central Avenue,
Saturday, November 12th
from 11am to 3pm. Free
admission, Door Prizes, Bake
Sale, Money Raffle.
Luncheon: Cream Turkey on
Biscuits, Cranberry Salad,
Dessert and Beverage $7 or
Chicken Noodle Soup,
Dessert and Beverage $5.
There will be several vendors:
Rada Cutlery, Mary Kay
Cosmetics, North County
Wreaths/Garland, Women's
Club (books, jewelry, Lily of
the Valley Soap, Pampered
Chef, Miche Purses, General
Store, Soy Candles, Gift
Baskets, Mary Lou Peters
(notecards, paintings, etc.),
New and Used Books, CCW
Cookbooks, Thirty One
Products (totes, purses, wal-
lets, zipper pouches, etc.),
Tastefully Simple, Avon and
Quilting Supplies. Lots of
items for Christmas
GAYLORD
Walk to end
Alzheimer's
The Otsego County walk,
swim, skate takes place Nov.
12 from 9am - Noon at the
Otsego County Sportsplex.
Registration begins at 8:30am
or on-line at www.alz.org.
DO YOU LIKE TO SING?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE
YOUR VOICE WITH OTHERS?
MEN ARE INVITED TO GUEST
NIGHT!
~ ~ ~
The Harmonie Meisters
(Male Barbershop Chorus)
Invite you to join us on
Monday, November 7th
at the First United Methodist Church
215 S. Center Ave, Gaylord at 7:00 pm
Come and see what Barbershop Singing is all about!
~ ~ ~
We will be preparing our
Christmas Music to share at Nursing Homes
and other Holiday Events!
Harmony in Life - Through Harmony in
Music
For more information call 989-350-8411
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PETOSKEY
Fashion show
The Petoskey chapter of
Zonta International invites
the public to their 39th annu-
al Fashion Show on Saturday,
Nov. 12 from 11am to 2pm in
the Ovation Room at Odawa
Casino Resort. The Fashion
Show, aptly themed "Putting
on the Ritz," will highlight
the latest fall and winter
fashions from more than 25
retailers in the Petoskey area,
and include an elegant
lunch, entertainment, a
silent and live auction, a gift
basket raffle and goody bags
for all attendees. Each year,
the Petoskey chapter of
Zonta gives over $10,000 to
organizations that improve
the status of women and
girls. The Fashion Show is
one of two fundraisers each
year that provide that much
needed support. Tickets are
$40 each, and tables are
available in 8-tops and 10-
tops. Make your reservations
early by calling Kathy Bardins
at 231-487-1188 or email her
at mailto:kbardins@winter-
net.com.
INDIAN RIVER
Bringing your "A"
Game
Attend this workshop Nov.
12, 9:30am - Noon. General
Session 9:30 to 10:15;
Breakout Sessions 10:30 –
Noon. Conducted by Sam
Riggleman, nationally recog-
nized baseball coach. Open
to coaches, athletes & par-
ents in all youth and school
sports programs. Cost is $15.
Call 231-622-2223. Send reg-
istrations to BTS, Box 135,
Petoskey, 49770
GAYLORD
Give GACA a Piece of
Your Mind
The Gaylord Area Council for
the Arts (GACA) wants to
hear from you. In order to
provide programs in 2012
that are desirable to the com-
munity, GACA is conducting
a survey as part of its strate-
gic planning process. This
survey will only take 5 min-
utes to complete and is avail-
able on-line at www.survey-
monkey.com/s/63TNJ8G. If
you cannot complete it on
the internet, a hard copy of
the survey can be obtained at
the Gaylord Area Council for
the Arts at 125 East Main St
(T-F 11-3, Sat 11-1). For more
information or a copy of the
survey, please contact the
Gaylord Area Council for the
Arts at (989) 732-3242.
INDIAN RIVER
Baseball & Softball
skills clinic
Attend this workshop Nov.
12, 1-2:30pm. Conducted by
Sam Riggleman, nationally
recognized baseball coach.
Open to coaches, athletes &
parents in all youth and
school sports programs. Cost
is $15. Call 231-622-2223.
Send registrations to BTS,
Box 135, Petoskey, 49770
PETOSKEY
Athena Award
Nominees sought
Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac will present the
prestigious ATHENA Award
at this year's Petoskey
Chamber Breakfast of
Champions. This award is
presented to a woman who
has demonstrated excellence
in their business or profes-
sion, devoted time and ener-
gy to their community in a
meaningful way, and gener-
ously assisted women in
attaining their full potential.
You can contact the Petoskey
Chamber of Commerce for
an Athena Nomination form
at 231-347-4150.
Nominations will close at the
5pm of November 15th.
GAYLORD
Power of the Purse
November 16th, 5:30 -
9:30pm at Otsego Club.
Power of the Purse is an
annual event demonstrating
the ability of women to have
fun while doing good work in
the community. Funds raised
during this event support the
work of United Way in
advancing the common good
by focusing community
investments in the areas of
Income, Education and
Health. It is a primary
fundraiser for the United Way
and contributes to reaching
our campaign goal each year.
Early Bird Tickets: $ 35. Call
989-732-8929. Nov. 1st -
16th, 2011 tickets: $40.
GRAYLING
Thanksgiving Dinner
The community is invited to
the Commission on Aging &
Senior Center’s annual
Thanksgiving Dinner on
Thursday, November 17th
from 4-6pm. We will be serv-
ing Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed
Potatoes with Gravy, Green
Bean Casserole, Fruited-
Cranberry Mix and Pumpkin
Pie. The cost of the dinner is
$5.25 for those under 60 and
a suggested donation of
$2.50 for those over 60 years
of age. Dinner is open to the
public. The Senior Center is
located at 308 Lawndale St.
For more information call
(989) 348-7123.
GRAYLING
Christmas parade
entries wanted
The Grayling Christmas Walk
committee is looking for peo-
ple who would like to be in
the Christmas Parade.
Saturday, November 19th at
5:30 p.m. Line up at 4:30 pm
Starting at the Court House.
Please contact Sue Cowan at
344–4004
GRAYLING
Toys for Tots
Toy donations for our
Christmas Help Program
may be dropped off at the
Christian Help Center or
placed in collection boxes
around town.
GRAYLING
Kids Coats & Socks
Wanted
New socks & new or gently
used coats are now being
accepted for children of all
ages. Donations may be
dropped off at the Christian
Help Center.
ROSCOMMON
Lakota Sioux Dance
Theatre
The Lakota Sioux Dance
Theatre has educated, enter-
tained and enlightened audi-
ences all over the world for
more than three decades.
The company communicates
the powerful messages and
resonance of dance and
songs in Plains Indian society
– at the center of a living his-
tory and oral tradition in
American Indian society.
Featuring narratives, cre-
ation stories, original video
imagery and more than 20
traditional and sacred songs
and dances, the company
includes some of the most
highly acclaimed performers
of the Sioux Nation. See them
at Kirtland Center for the
Performing arts Nov. 19 at
7pm. Tickets are $20 and $16.
Order by phone at 989-275-
6777.
GRAYLING
Cash for Christmas
50/50 Raffle
To benefit the Crawford
County United Way and to
give YOU a chance to win
Christmas Shopping Money.
The more tickets sold, the
more the jackpot grows!
Minimum Prize: $200. Ticket
Prices -$1/ticket or 6 for $5.
Tickets available at 7-11 in
Grayling, from any CCUW
Board Member, or by calling
989-350-4462. Drawing will
be held Sunday, November
20 at noon at the Grayling
Mini Mall (2384 I-75 Bus
Loop, Grayling). Need not be
present to win. Help us help
others by buying your tickets
today.
MANCELONA
Financial Institutions
workshop
Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency
will be hosting workshop on
Banks and Financial
Institutions on November 22
from 6pm to 9pm, as part of a
free series of workshops on
financial fitness. The series
workshops are offered to the
general public for free at
NMCAA Head Start, 201 E.
State St. Attend all the six free
financial fitness workshops
and get your certificate of
completion! To register or to
find out about the future
workshops, please call 800-
443-5518.
GAYLORD
Community
Thanksgiving Dinner
Join your neighbors at the
community Thanksgiving
dinner Nov. 24 At St. Mary
cathedral parish hall for a
free Thanksgiving dinner.
Fellowship begins at 2pm,
dinner at 3pm. All food and
beverages are furnished. If
you would like to help serve,
donate or attend please call
Joe or Julie Koprowicz at 989-
732-2119.
MANCELONA
Plumbing workshop
Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency
will be hosting a workshop
on Plumbing on November
29 from 6pm to 9pm, as part
of Home Maintenance work-
shops. The free workshop is
offered to the general public
for free at, NMCAA Head
Start, 201 E. State St. To regis-
ter or to find out about the
future workshops, please call
800-443-5518.
ANTRIM & CHARLEVOIX COUNTIES
Oryana Foods
Offering Grant to non-
profit Organizations
Oryana Natural Foods
Market, a community coop-
erative owned by thousands
of area residents, will make a
significant donation to a
worthy non-profit. Oryana
currently seeks applications
from local non-profit organi-
zations for the Oryana
Community Grant Program.
Every profitable year, Oryana
donates a portion of its end-
of-year proceeds (pre-tax) to
a local non-profit organiza-
tion. Applicants must be a
non-profit based in one of
the following counties:
Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix,
Grand Traverse, Kalkaska,
Leelanau, Manistee,
Missaukee, Wexford.
Organizations who have
been awarded Oryana's
Community Grant within the
last five years do not qualify.
To download an application,
visit the Community Grant
section of the Oryana web-
site, www.oryana.coop.
Applications must be sub-
mitted electronically for con-
sideration, to
luise@oryana.coop. The
deadline is December 1,
2011. After review by a Grant
Review Committee (a sub-
committee of Oryana's Board
of Directors).
GAYLORD
Extreevanganza
Plan to attend
Extreevanganza 2011 spon-
sored by the Otsego County
Community Foundation at
Otsego Club & Resort Dec. 2
at 6pm. Please consider
donating a tree, wreath or
item for the silent or live auc-
tion. For info call 989-731-
0597 or e-mail dana@otsego-
foundation.org.
GRAYLING
Line dancing
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging has
restarted it’s Line Dancing
classes again this fall. The
free classes for are facilitated
by Ann Doty. The group prac-
tices weekly on Wednesdays
at 10am. No dance experi-
ence is needed to attend
these classes and no sign up
is necessary. For more infor-
mation, contact the Senior
Center at (989) 348-7123
GAYLORD
Diaper Drive
The New Life Pregnancy
Resource Center will be col-
lecting disposable diapers in
sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6 throughout
the month of November. The
need of in our area continues
to grow – already this year
families have received over
6,000 diapers from the New
Life Center. Our Goal is to
collect a minimum of 5,000
diapers to help meet this
growing need. Donations
may be dropped off at the
New Life Pregnancy
Resource Center located at
705 South Otsego Ave. in
Gaylord during our regular
business hours; Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays from
10am to 4pm. Help a family
in need. Please donate today!
GAYLORD
Luggage needed for
foster kids
Lutheran Child and Family
Service of Michigan is in
need of suitcases or duffle
bags that are in new or like
new condition to give to the
children in Foster Care.
Without luggage of duffel
bags they often transport
their belongings in garbage
bags. For more information
at dewards@lcfsmi.org or
989-732-1040
NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Foster Care Homes
needed
There is a shortage of homes
in northern Michigan for fos-
ter children needing place-
ment. We prefer not to move
children out of the school
district they are living in so
we need to have homes all
over. Also, we are especially
short of homes that accept
teenagers. Lutheran Child
and Family Service of
Michigan offers a no obliga-
tion orientation for parents
that are interested in open-
ing their homes to foster chil-
dren. We accept singles as
well as couples; working par-
ents as well as stay at home
parents. For more informa-
tion at dewards@lcfsmi.org
or 989-732-1040.
GRAYLING
Hertz in Grayling
Scheer Motors has partnered
with Hertz Rent-A-Car to
offer rental cars for those
coming to our area that are in
need of a rental. Please call
ahead for availability as they
currently have a minimum
supply on site. Reservations
can be made my calling
Scheer Motors at 989-
3485451 Monday – Friday,
8:00am – 5:00pm.
MACKINAW CITY
Senior dinner
The Wawatam Area Senior
Center Dinner Hours have
returned to their winter
times. Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday at 5:00
pm -- Salad and conversation
begins at 4:30 pm. Sunday
dinner served at 1:00 pm --
salad and conversation at
12:30.
GAYLORD
Democrats meet
Otsego County Democrats
meets 3rd Tuesdays. 6 PM
United Way Building. Call
Carol at 989-732-2591 for
info.
CHEBOYGAN COUNTY
100 Club
The Cheboygan County 100
Club proudly announces its
creation. The Cheboygan
County 100 Club is a non-
profit organization estab-
lished to provide financial
assistance to families of
Cheboygan County firefight-
ers, law enforcement officers,
first responders or ambu-
lance personnel injured, dis-
abled or killed serving
Cheboygan County. Anyone
interested in making a dona-
tion or inquiring about a
membership please contact
Richard Kolb at (231) 818-
0585
GRAYLING
Deliverable Fuels
Assistance
NEMCSA (Northeast
Michigan Community
Service Agency) has money
available to assist low-
income families with the
delivery of fuels such as
propane, fuel oil and fire-
wood. There are guidelines
which must be followed.
Crawford County residents
who think they might qualify
should contact Beth at 1-866-
270-0687 for prescreening. If
applicants meet all eligibility
requirements, an application
will be mailed or faxed at the
customer’s request. All appli-
cations are on a first come-
first served basis.
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Q: Little kids seem to lose their
tempers a lot and my own young
son is no exception. Do you have
any suggestions for dealing with
this?
Jim: You're right that this is a common
occurrence -- we hear from a lot of par-
ents who face this challenge. My own
two boys have been known to engage in
some epic tantrums on occasion. Often,
it's simply a matter of helping your child
learn how to be more self-controlled.
Author Lynne M. Thompson has devel-
oped a list of what she calls "anger
busters for kids." Here are a few of them:
-- Moms and dads need to model
anger management for their children.
Don't expect your kids to keep their own
tempers in check if you fly off the handle
every time something goes wrong.
When tensions are high, parents need to
take a deep breath and compose them-
selves.
-- Show respect for your child when
he or she gets mad. An angry outburst
might not be appropriate, but the
underlying causes for it should not be
overlooked or dismissed. Try to under-
stand why your child is frustrated.
-- Identify with your child's pain.
Recall a time when you faced something
difficult, and share it with your child.
For example, "I remember when I was
your age and I didn't get invited to a
party..."
-- Do what you can to provide a cool-
ing-off period for your child when he or
she becomes angry. Read a book or go
on a walk. Then, calmly discuss what
happened and help your child make a
plan for dealing with their anger more
constructively next time.
There's some great stuff here.
Hopefully Lynne's suggestions will
bring an added measure of peace to
your home as you help your son deal
with his volatile emotions.
** ** **
Q: My husband and I agree on the
importance of discipline for our 2-
year-old son, but our methods are
different. I'm wondering if one
method is better than another.
Juli: Even though your approaches
vary, it's great that you and your hus-
band agree on the importance of disci-
pline for your son. This is a starting
point that many couples don't share.
Practically every book on discipline
emphasizes the importance of consis-
tency. This is particularly important
through the toddler years when your
son's job is to explore and test bound-
aries! "No" should be "no" every time
you say it. Mushy boundaries can make
the toddler years more exhausting than
they already are.
You and your husband need to agree
on what behaviors you will punish and
how, in general, you will respond to bad
behavior. Having said that, you and your
husband don't have to be clones; disci-
pline is within the context of your rela-
tionship with your son. Your personality
and the uniqueness of your relationship
will impact discipline. For example, a
mom who might be with her toddler all
day long will be correcting behavior
throughout the day, while dad might
just deal with a big behavioral issue dur-
ing the evening.
Yes, some discipline techniques are
more effective, in general, with a child's
unique personality. I would recommend
that you and your husband pick up a
book or two on the basics of discipline
(visit focusonthefamily.com for some
good options). Read them together and
come to an agreement on the most
effective way to teach and respond to
your son's behavior. And remember,
regardless of how you discipline, your
son needs to know three
things: Mom and Dad love
him very much, Mom and
Dad are on the same team,
and he needs to respect both
of your authority.
** ** **
Jim Daly is president of Focus on
the Family, host of the Focus on the
Family radio program, and a hus-
band and father of two.
Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psy-
chologist, co-host of Focus on the
Family, author of several books,
and a wife and mother of three.
Submit your questions to:
ask@FocusOnTheFamily.com
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Otsego County Habitat for Humanity
(OCHFH) celebrated the construction of its
19th home at a dedication ceremony Friday,
October 14th in Vanderbilt. The new home-
owner, Megan Cottrell, thanked all those who
worked so hard to help them reach this goal.
The property for the home was donated by
Jack Deming of Vanderbilt. Construction was
aided by many volunteer groups from the
community and local churches as well as by
donations from various individuals and busi-
nesses. The support of the community made
this the fastest build in the affiliate’s history.
The dedication event was attended by the
Cottrell family, OCHFH Board members and
other members of the community. Pastor
Dana Wingo of the Light of Hope
Church prayed to dedicate the house and
ask God’s blessings on the family. After
explaining that Megan Cottrell had per-
formed 250 sweat equity hours working on
her home as a requirement for becoming a
Habitat homeowner, Donna Quandt,
Executive Director of OCHFH, presented the
family with the key to their new home and a
Bible.
Executive Director Donna Quandt said,
“We have an obligation to our partner fami-
lies to provide them an energy efficient home,
so the blessing of their new home is not
marred by high utility bills. Using some new
building techniques, this home’s efficiency
exceeded previous builds and was rated as
5Stars-Plus by Energy Star standards.”
Through donations of money and materi-
als and volunteer labor, Otsego County
Habitat for Humanity was able to build the
home and sell it at an affordable price. The
Cottrell purchased the home with a no-profit
loan, and their monthly mortgage payments
will be used to build more Habitat houses.
Otsego County Habitat for
Humanity, a non denomina-
tional Christian housing min-
istry, works in partnership to
build or renovate adequate
housing, creating stronger
families and a better commu-
nity. Individuals and busi-
nesses interested in support-
ing the mission of Otsego
County Habitat for Humanity
should contact them at 989-
732-6070, email ed@otsego-
habitat.org or mail Otsego
County Habitat for
Huma ni t y,
1384 W. Main
St., Gaylord,
MI 49735.
Otsego County Habitat for Humanity holds
dedication ceremony for house #19
Otsego County Habitat for Humanity house #19 was completed primarily by volunteer labor in only 4 months.
Courtesy Photo
(From left to right):
Margaret Albert, Megan
Cottrell (Homeowner),
Alice Yeoman (OCHFH
Board President), Jim
Quandt (OCHFH Board
Member), Donna
Quandt (Executive
Director of OCHFH),
and Gary Waldo
(OCHFH Board
Member). Courtesy
Photo
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Late fall marks the beginning of the
holiday season, which probably means
that you’ll have a lot going on over the
next couple of months. However, busy
as you are, you’ll want to take the time
to review your employee benefits pack-
age, since November also is a popular
month for employers to offer open
enrollment. And the decisions you
make now could have a big impact on
your financial outlook for years to come.
So, if you are in an open enrollment
period, here are some steps you may
want to take:
* Boost your 401(k) contributions. It’s
almost always a good idea to put in as
much as you can, up to the contribution
limit, in your 401(k) or similar retire-
ment plan. After all, you typically con-
tribute pre-tax dollars, so the more you
put in, the lower your taxable income.
Also, your money can grow on a tax-
deferred basis, which means it has the
potential to grow faster than an invest-
ment for which you paid taxes every
year. At the very least, contribute
enough to earn your employer’s match,
if one is offered. For example, if you
work for an organization that will match
50 percent of everything you put in up
to, say, 6 percent of your salary, then you
should contribute 6 percent of your
salary — which is like getting a three
percent raise.
* Rebalance your 401(k) portfolio. You
may have a dozen or more investment
options in your 401(k). Ideally, you’ll
want to spread your money among
these options in a way that’s appropri-
ate for your risk tolerance, time horizon
and long-term goals. But over time, your
401(k) portfolio can become “unbal-
anced,” even if you made no changes.
For example, if you’ve invested in a cou-
ple of aggressive-growth accounts, and
these accounts have gained significant-
ly in value, they may now be taking up a
greater percentage of your portfolio
than you had originally intended,
exposing you to more risk than you’d
like. Consequently, if your plan doesn't
offer an automatic rebalance option,
you may need to rebalance your portfo-
lio by moving some of your assets into
less aggressive vehicles.
* Be cautious about adding company
stock. You may be loyal to your employ-
er, but try not to hold too much compa-
ny stock in your 401(k). After all, your
company, like all businesses, may go
through ups and downs, and if your
portfolio is dominated by this single
stock, you may experience considerable
volatility. And if your company matches
your 401(k) contributions with its own
stock, you may want to invest all your
own money in vehicles other than com-
pany stock.
* Take all the insurance that’s offered.
Typically, when employers offer life
insurance as a ben-
efit, it’s at little or
no cost to you, so
you’ll probably
want to take all
that’s offered.
However, this
amount may still
be less than what
you really need to
fully protect your
family, so you may
well need to pur-
chase an individual
policy to supple-
ment your employ-
er’s coverage. And
always be aware if
your employer
reduces or elimi-
nates the insurance
that’s offered as an
employee benefit,
because you’ll then
need to adjust the
policy that you’ve
bought outside
work.
You can review
and improve your
financial picture during open enroll-
ment — so take advantage of this
opportunity.
This article was written by Edward
Jones for use by your local Edward Jones
Financial Advisor.
Philip Hofweber is a Financial
Advisor with Edward Jones Investments
located at 100 West Main Street in
Gaylord. He can be reached at (989)731-
1851, or email him at
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This Saturday, November 5th, the 53rd Annual Holiday House Bazaar will be
held at the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord, from 9 am until 2 pm.
This is a wonderful opportunity to browse a huge selection of holiday treas-
ures, bring the kids along to meet Santa and Mrs Clause between 10:30 am and
12:30 pm, and even enjoy a fantastic lunch offer from 11 am until 1 pm.
Among the many items offered at the Holiday House Bazaar:
ATTIC TREASURES: Things found in Grandma & Grandpa’s attic (no cloth-
ing). BAKED GOODS & PANTRY SHELF: Fresh-baked breads, pies, cakes,
cookies, jams and jellies, relishes, pickles and many other wonderful home-
made items. BOOKS R US: Used books and puzzles. CANDY: Homemade
chocolate covered cherries, hard candy, fudge, divinity, peanut brittle, and
more. CARDS BY CREATIVE HANDS: Unique greeting cards and note cards for
all occasions; all handmade with stamping, original art, photography, embroi-
dery, etc. COMMEMORATIVE HOLIDAY HOUSE COOKBOOKS, RADA CUT-
LERY (order and pre-pay for delivery before Christmas), AND THE BAREFOOT
BALLERINA BOOKS. CRAFTS: Handmade decorative and useful items of all
kinds—too many to list. DOLL HOUSE: Clothes and accessories for American
Girl, Barbie, and other popular-size dolls. FIRESIDE COFFEE: Take a break; sit
by the fireplace; and chat with friends. Enjoy coffee, tea, punch, and irre-
sistible homemade cookies (by donation). JEWELRY: Vintage jewelry of all
kinds for all ages. KNIT AND PURL: Knitted and crocheted items such as mit-
tens, hats, scarves, baby items, doilies, afghans, and more. PASTIES: Order our
“world famous” pasties, which will be made and ready for pick up November
17, 18, and 19. Orders will be taken until sold out. SEWING AND NEEDLE-
WORK: Handmade aprons, tote bags, gift bags, pillow, quilts, and more.
A new booth this year will feature a silent auction. This is not a “running” bid
situation. Simply submit your best bids on the items of your choice; winning
bidders will be determined at the end of
Holiday House; and winners will be contact-
ed.
There will also be a special booth for chil-
dren (only) to shop for very reasonably-
priced items for their grandparents, parents,
siblings, etc.
All proceeds from Holiday House Bazaar go
for missions including New Life Pregnancy
Center, American Cancer Society, Otsego
County Food Pantry, Friendship Shelter,
Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, CROP
Walk.
Admission is free, and lunch pricing is an
extremely reasonable $5 for teens and adults,
$3 for age six through twelve, and those five
and under eat free.
The United Methodist Church is located at
215 S. Center Street, Gaylord (One block
south of Main Street, between First and
Second Streets). For additional information,
call (989) 732-5380 or visit the church website
www.fumcgaylord.org.
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Get ready for one of
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shopping events of the
season, as the 53rd
Annual Holiday House
Bazaar will be held at
the First United
Methodist Church in
Gaylord this Saturday.
Among the huge vari-
ety of items available
at custom hand made
cards at the Cards by
Creative Hands booth
(standing, left to right)
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Get ready for one of the premier holiday shopping events of
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Page 10 • Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! November 3, 2011
By Jim Akans
Set high upon the hills overlooking the
splendor of Northern Michigan’s captivating
scenic woodlands, the staff as the locally
owned Marsh Ridge resort has been offering
area residents and northern visitors the ulti-
mate golf, lodging and dining experience,
truly above and beyond the ordinary, for over
five decades.
“We are one of the best values in Northern
Michigan,” states Marsh Ridge owner, Larry
Bowden. “We have earned a solid reputation
over the years for offering world class golf,
lodging and dining right here in the heart of
the Gaylord Golf Mecca.”
On Veteran’s Day, November 11th, the staff
at Marsh Ridge Resort will be honoring the
dedication, commitment and sacrifices that
veteran’s make everyday to keep our nation
free. From 4 pm until 10 pm, veterans will
receive a complementary dinner at Jac’s Place
at Marsh Ridge, prepared by veterans; Chef
Steven Rich, U.S. Army, and Sous chef Tom
Corbin, U.S. Army. Reservations are recom-
mended.
Marsh Ridge Resort was originally called
“Ken-Mar On The Hill,” named after founders
Kenneth and Margaret Atha. The resort first
encompassed forty-three acres and included
three lodges; a main lodge which is now the
beautifully renovated “Scandinavian,” and
two additional buildings which are the cur-
rent Fjord townhouse and the Visby lodge.
Between 1954 and 1980, the resort had four
individual owners, underwent several
improvements and expanded to encompass
137 acres. In 1980, a businessman from Troy,
Michigan; Jim Kohler, purchased the resort,
renamed it “Norden Hem” (Northern Home),
added several buildings and established the
current entrance off Old 27.
Jack Bott purchased the property in 1992,
made extensive renovations including the
current restaurant which continues to bear
his name; “Jac’s Place.” Larry Bowden bought
the hotel properties in 2005, and the restau-
rant and golf course in 2008.
Larry Bowden has an extensive background
in development and resort management in
Northern Michigan, including involvement in
such leading residential and time-share com-
munities as Guthrie Lakes, Michaywe,
Pinestead Reef in Traverse City, Shanty Creek
and Beaver Creek Resort. While he sold
Beaver Creek Resort in 2004, Larry continues
to own and operate The Natural golf course
adjacent to that community.
In addition to championship caliber golf
and first-class lodging facilities, Marsh Ridge
Resort offers what has been hailed as one the
most incredibly delicious dining experiences
in Northern Michigan. Larry Bowden credits
the fantastic fare offered at Jac’s Place to the
addition of head chef, Steve Rich to his staff in
2010.
A locally owned dining, golf and lodging
experience that truly goes above and beyond
the ordinary, Marsh Ridge Resort is a world-
class treasure located right here in beautiful
ambience of Northern Michigan. Whether a
wonderful evening honoring area veterans
this November 11th, or an extraordinary
adventure throughout the fall and winter sea-
son, be sure to visit www.marshridge.com for
the latest updates for events at Marsh Ridge.
Whether a wonderful evening honoring area veterans this November 11th, or an extraordinary adventure throughout the fall and winter season, Marsh Ridge Resort
is a world-class treasure located right here in beautiful ambience of Northern Michigan.
Marsh Ridge
Resort offers special
Veteran’s Day dinner
Photo by Jim akans
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November 3, 2011 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! • Page 11
Spending at locally owned busi-
nesses leads to better schools, better
roads and local support of commu-
nity charities and fundraisers.
The Wall Street Journal recently
wrote an article that touted the ben-
efits of shopping locally. They com-
pared the impact of shopping at
businesses that are owned locally
compared to a business that is
owned by an entity from outside of
the area.
Next time are shopping in
Northern Michigan, consider the
impact that each dollar you spend
and how it will return to the com-
munity you live in. Every dollar you
spend works about 50% harder
when it is spent at a locally owned,
independent business. That's
according to an online tool that
gauges the economic impact on
local communities of spending at
independently owned small busi-
nesses versus national chains.
Launched by Independent We
Stand, a Virginia-based advocacy
group for independent business
owners, the tool shows that for every
$10 spent at an independent busi-
ness, about $6 is returned to the
local community in the form of pay-
roll taxes and other local expendi-
tures. By contrast, only $4 is
returned by national chains.
Depending on the size of the city,
this could potentially inject millions
into a local economy.
As such, spending at local small
businesses "leads to better schools,
better roads and more support for
other civic necessities such as police
departments," the group says.
The results are based on a study of
local retail economics in the Chicago
area community of Andersonville
that found local, independently
owned stores contributed more tax
dollars to neighborhood develop-
ment than national chains. The
study, co-sponsored by their local
chamber of commerce, also found
local businesses paid higher wages,
used more local goods and services,
and contributed more to community
charities and fundraisers.
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The Indian River United Methodist Church
(IRUMC) has recently given a gift to Strait
Gate House of Prayer that is beyond compre-
hension. The congregation presented a pur-
chase agreement for only $10.00!!!! SGHOP
gladly accepted it.
IRUMC has been the owner of their beloved
old home for 128 years. It has seen many
changes over the past years from lifting of the
original sanctuary to add a basement and
kitchen in the 40's and then adding on need-
ed classrooms in the 60's.
In 2006, the IRUMC finished the building of
their new home on Eagles Nest Road north of
Indian River, which left their old home in
need of others to take care of it, so for a year
and a half The Arch Ministries ran a youth
ministry with a Christian dinner theater.
In the summer of 2007, Strait Gate House of
Prayer was just beginning to form and was
need of a place to meet with the community
to pray for the region. The Arch Ministries
opened their doors at that time for SGHOP to
come on Tuesday nights to worship and pray.
In Aug. of 2008, more changes were coming
and the IRUMC was in charge of the building
again and considering tearing down the
building because of the cost to keep it in
repair was too much for them to bear. Strait
Gate House of Prayer was notified about the
possible decision an immediately attended
the church business meeting to ask if they
could be the next caretakers and someday be
the future owners of the building.
Everyone has loved the old church in the
community and to see it torn down was too
much to take since it has been a landmark
and historical building since the inception of
the village of Indian River. So on Oct. 1, 2008,
Strait Gate house of Prayer signed a lease with
the Indian River United Methodist Church
with the hopes to purchase the building for
the price of the land.
In the meantime over the past three years
every Tuesday night people have come from a
variety of churches and directions to pray and
worship in unity and they have seen things
change in our region and beyond. There have
also been numerous conferences from Local
and World Missions to Seeking Common
Ground for healing of the land and it's people
of past wounds.
What a humbling experience to accept
such a gracious gesture of the gift to Strait
Gate House of Prayer in such times as these.
IRUMC has seen the benefit of a house of
prayer as a way to keep the mission of their
beloved church alive through a ministry of
God that wants to see all prosper and succeed
in our region.
Prayer seeks God's best for all and God
responds with miracles and signs and won-
ders such as this!
Cynthia Batchelor is Executive Director of
the Strait Gate House of Prayer, Inc. in Indian
River. For additional information call (231)
238-1255 or visit www.sghop.org.
Indian River United Methodist Church gifts home
to Strait Gate House of Prayer
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The Indian River United Methodist Church (IRUMC) has recently given a gift
to Strait Gate House of Prayer, this beloved old church that has been a land-
mark and historical building since the inception of the village of Indian River.
Courtesy Photo
Petoskey Bear Valley
Recreation Area
receives Design
Award
“Rokko and the Hat Band”
headline 5th Annual June
Jans Memorial Concert this
Sunday in Gaylord
The Michigan Chapter of the American
Society of Landscape Architects (MiASLA)
announced that the Petoskey Bear River
Valley Recreation Area received a Merit
Award for Landscape Architectural Design.
The award was presented at the awards
ceremony held in Midland, Michigan. The
awards event is part of the annual confer-
ence of the MiASLA. The award was made by
an out-of-state jury that reviewed nomina-
tions on behalf of the MiASLA to insure that
the selection was based solely upon the mer-
its of the nomination.
The Bear River Valley Recreation Area in
Petoskey, Michigan is a 36 acre, 1.5 mile long
natural park setting along the length of the
Bear River within the City of Petoskey limits.
The site links downtown Petoskey and the
waterfront with the adjacent neighbor-
hoods. The project represents the culmina-
tion of a twenty-year master-planning effort
and features whitewater improvements,
canoe and kayak launches, trails, wetland
boardwalk crossings, stormwater manage-
ment, landscaping, park shelters, in-stream
recreation, habitat improvements, and rest-
rooms.
The purpose of the project and proposed
improvements was to improve access, use
and enjoyment of the Bear River Valley. A
guiding design philosophy was to maintain
the natural and ecological setting of the site
while making the noted improvements.
Beckett & Raeder, Inc. worked with City of
Petoskey officials and local environmental
stakeholders to complete the design within
the established philosophy of maintaining a
natural setting and limiting ecological dis-
turbance.
Beckett & Raeder, Inc. is a landscape
architecture, planning, civil engineering and
environmental science services firm with
offices in Ann Arbor, Petoskey and Traverse
City, Michigan.
“Rokko and the Hat Band” will be perform-
ing in Gaylord this coming Sunday, November
6 (at 5 pm) for the Fifth Annual June Jans
Memorial Concert. The event will be held in
the Parish Hall of Gaylord’s First
Congregational Church (UCC) at 218 W.
Second Street (corner of Old 27/Otsego Ave).
The suggested donation is $10 (no one turned
away) and all proceeds go to The Friendship
Housing Shelter, First Congregational Church
(UCC), Little Artshram (an environmental
education group in Northern Michigan).
This year’s concert will be the joyous
reunion of Chicago’s most noted musical trio
of the 1970‘s.
In his
recent book
“ T h e
C h i c a g o
Music Scene
1960‘s and
1970‘s,” (part
of the
“Images of
A me r i c a ”
s e r i e s )
author Dean
Milano writes “Alaric Rokko Jans and Annie
Hat made the Bulls [nightclub] their home
base and held the Sunday night slot during
the 1970’s. With roots in the Chicago theater
scene they were a favorite with actors and all
who loved the inimitable vocal stylings of
Annie and the band’s eclectic brand of
cabaret rock, featuring original songs by Jans
and Elliott Delman.”
Wired magazine author Hugh Hart remi-
nisces on his discovery of Rokko & the Hat:
“At the Bulls, I beame entranced with Rokko
and the Hat, an elegant trio featuring Annie
Hat, Django Reinhardt-channeling guitarist
Elliott Delman, and the act’s wry pianist/ring-
master Alaric “Rokko” Jans [who] later com-
posed the score for David Mamet’s House of
Games movie and shared a 2008 Tony Award
as a member of Chicago Shakespeare
Theater.”
We think you will become entranced, too!
Please join us for a delightful evening of
music and fun as the virtuoso cabaret-rock
trio “Rokko & the Hat Band” serves up an
evening of music and fun, all for a worthy
cause!
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God's presence that you could have burst into song??
Daily Word
THURSDAY: Psalm 98:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 4 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth and
sing for joy and sing praises.
FRIDAY: Isaiah 14:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 “The whole earth is at rest and is quiet; They break forth into
shouts of joy.
SATURDAY: Isaiah 52:8-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, They shout joy-
fully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the LORD restores Zion. 9 Break forth, shout joyfully togeth-
er, You waste places of Jerusalem; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. 10 The LORD
has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.
SUNDAY: Psalm 126:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 1 When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, We
were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they
said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” 3 The LORD has done great things for us; We are
glad.
MONDAY: Psalm 33:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 3 Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
TUESDAY: Ephesians 5:19 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
WEDNESDAY: Revelation 5:8-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 When He had taken the book, the four living crea-
tures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense,
which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they *sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to
break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people
and nation. 10 “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” 11
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the
number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the
Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” 13 And
every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I
heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forev-
er and ever.”
When in your life have you so keenly sensed
God's presence that you could have burst into
song??
This has happened to me on more than one occasion
usually when someone has just surrendered their life
to Christ. One particular time stands out in my mind:
A young woman was having a terrible time believing
that God really cared about her. After a rather
lengthy time of discussion and prayer she finally decid-
ed to pray a simple prayer surrendering her life to
Christ. As is often the case the result was immediately
recognizable. She had this huge smile on her face. She
said; “look at the grass—it’s so green! And the sky---
it’s so blue and the clouds are so white. I feel so light!
It’s almost as if I was taller. Does it always happen this
way?” What could one do besides burst out into song?
In the morning
when my kids
get up and we
sing rise and
shine to them.
Mike VanFleet,
Cheboygan
When I'm on my
motorcycle. I feel
God's presence
and I love to
worship.
Pastor Mark Drinkall,
Emmanuel
Evangelical Church
Petoskey
When I am done jog-
ging. Being in God's
nature makes me joy-
ful, thankful and I
understand where it is
all coming from.
Ed Angove, Brutus
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Question:
I have had a week now of chest congestion
following a head cold and yesterday it got
very bad. I cough all the time. It's unproduc-
tive, and my chest hurts like crazy. I can't
afford to go to the doctor and cold medicines
don't provide relief but make me tired.
Do you have any ideas either homemade or
OTC? I was thinking of Vicks® VapoRub. My
mom used that on me when I was very little. I
shower a lot because the hot water makes me
feel better, but after awhile, it tightens up and
I feel terrible again.
Michelle
Answers from Readers:
Natural Cough Syrup
To make your own cough
syrup, bring two cups of
water to a boil. Stir in two
sliced lemons, half a tea-
spoon ground ginger, two
tablespoons of honey and
two tablespoons of sugar.
Bring to a boil and reduce
heat to a simmer until the
mixture becomes a thick
syrup. Let mixture cool and
then strain into a clean jar.
For adults only, you may add
one ounce of liqueur, brandy,
or whiskey. Take one to two
teaspoons as needed for
coughing.
Barbara
Hot Liquids Reduce
Congestion
When you are congested,
try drinking hot liquids every
hour. Peppermint tea, herb
tea, and broth will all work.
Even warm water will work.
This will help thin the mucus in your lungs.
Also, take an expectorant like Mucinex® to
loosen the congestion and bring it up so that
you can spit it out.
I also suggest having someone "clap" your
back by cupping his/her hands and hitting
your back. This technique is used for cystic
fibrosis patients and it really loosens up con-
gestion.
Gail
Steam a Natural Congestion Remedies
If hot showers help Michelle's congestion,
but the effects don't last as long as she'd like,
try filling the bathroom sink (or a bowl) with
very hot water. Then put a towel over her
head and bowl or sink to keep the steam in,
adding an herbal tea bag or a drop or two of
essential oil if desired. Breathe in the steam
for a few minutes until you feel it working.
It's a time and water-saver over constant
showering, so you can do it more often. Plus,
it does double-duty as a good facial sauna,
too!
Diva
When Should You See Your Doctor?
The "cold" may have progressed to pneu-
monia. You should really go to the doctor.
Drink plenty of fluids to liquefy your secre-
tions. Rubbing in a warm chest salve such as
Vicks® VapoRub is soothing, may reduce
coughing, and stimulates the blood flow in
the chest, which lets the body's white cells
work better in helping heal the body. The
"tightness" you describe may be asthma;
again you should see your doctor. Over-the-
counter intervention will not be sufficient at
this point.
Postural drainage may help. Hang your
head and chest off the side of the bed (bend-
ing at the waist), take some deep breaths, and
do some deep coughing to help clear your
lungs (about 5-10 minutes). Run a humidifier
in your bedroom.
Lana
On the Feet?
This is something I heard about. It report-
edly works 100% of the time, and it won't cost
anything to try because she already has the
Vicks®.
At bedtime, rub Vicks® VapoRub generous-
ly on the bottoms of your feet and put on a
pair of old socks. It reportedly stops the
cough, no matter how persistent, in about 5
minutes and lasts for hours and hours.
Linda
Get to Your Doctor
If your chest "hurts like crazy," you need to
get to the doctor pretty soon before you end
up in the hospital with an even larger medical
bill than just going to the doctor. Once your
chest starts to burn and/or hurt, you are past
the point of home remedies and need profes-
sional medical attention. I've been there, just
like you, and this is the lesson I have learned.
Work with your doctor, and I'm sure you can
arrange a payment plan or even a reduced
bill. Most doctors are "doctoring" because
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you heartache with the bill. But, make sure
you talk with the doctor directly; don't try to
work anything out with the reception person-
nel.
Lorrie
Natural Honey Remedy
Manuka honey can cure almost any cough.
Manuka Honey is now used as treatment in
the DC burn hospital because it has very
strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-
inflammatory actions. About 1/3 of a tea-
spoon should be allowed to dissolve slowly in
the back of the mouth. Also, spread thinly on
a piece of toast. It is gaining use as a cure for
ulcers for same reason it cures coughs. Do not
give honey to infants.
If you have a bacterial infection in the
nose/sinuses, coat the inside of your nose
with an anti-bacterial Neosporin. A few treat-
ments and you may be cured almost perma-
nently.
I and other members of my family had
chronic cough problems for since one can
remember. Now they are stopped within min-
utes using Manuka honey.
I had painful sinuses and stuffy nose for
years and the Neosporin treatment has made
it a thing of the past.
Locally grown bee pollen can help with
allergies. It must be locally grown and try a
small amount first to see if you are allergic to
it. If not, a teaspoon a day is wonderful.
John
Essential Oil Reduces Congestion
Place a few drops of eucalyptus oil and
peppermint oil in a tablespoon of olive or
grape seed oil and rub under the nose, on the
throat, and on the chest. You can also drop a
few drops onto a washcloth or sponge and
leave it in the bottom of the shower when you
take a shower. The vapor will help decongest.
Viola
Use a Heating Pad
Use a heating pad on your chest. It will help
soothe the cough and congestion in your
chest and draw it out.
Karen
Three Step Approach to
Natural Congestion Remedies
Here are three things I have
used for years and they really
seem to help. Put a heating
pad on your chest. This can
be any kind of heating Pad,
including electric (least rec-
ommended), hot water bot-
tle, or one of the newer
microwavable pads (see
below for directions on how
to make your own). Put it on
over a layer of clothing (to prevent any possi-
ble burns). Make sure you follow any heating
pad instructions.
The next thing I use is a mixture of lemon
juice and honey. In my opinion, it is best to
use fresh lemon juice and raw honey. But I've
also used bottled lemon juice and processed
honey with fine results. Starting with about a
tablespoon of honey, add as much lemon as
you can stand for sourness, but where the
honey is still thick enough to be a bit clingy.
Mix well and then eat a spoonful of it. If your
throat is sore, let this slide down your throat
as much as possible. It may tingle a bit, but
that's fine. Repeat as often as you need to for
coughing. This old cure is becoming popular
again because, except for a few extra calories,
there are no negative side effects to it, as there
can be with pharmaceuticals. Also, the ingre-
dients can be kept on hand, and it can be very
effective.
Lastly, I use a Neti pot. This is for nasal irri-
gation, which many people don't want to
think about or try. It isn't the most pleasant
thing at first, but it can be so effective that I
have turned many people into believers. I
even have a "travel pot," so that I don't break
my good one. Nasal irrigation systems can be
bought at the drugstore, although I prefer my
porcelain Neti pot (it's very effective and once
bought it's virtually free to use).
Basically, nasal irrigation helps to clean out
clogged sinuses. A saline solution is put into
one nostril, then comes out the other. I admit
it was a bit disgusting at first, but I got over
that pretty quickly. I used to have chronic
sinus infections, and I haven't had a single
one since I started the Neti pot 10 years ago.
Nasal irrigation is a big enough topic that I
suggest you look at it on the web for more
details, or talk to your pharmacist.
To make a rice pad, decide on how big you
want it (mine is about 1.5 feet by 2 feet), and
make a bag that size (shaped as you might a
pillow case). Make sure you use cotton, since
synthetics can melt. Then sew channels in the
bag from bottom to top, about 1.5 inches
wide. Put a few tablespoons of uncooked rice
in each channel and then sew across to seal
the rice in. Add another few tablespoons of
rice, and sew across. Repeat until the bag is all
filled with rice. It will have a kind of quilted
look when finished. To use,
put it in the microwave and
heat as desired. It can get
very hot, and more so in
some spots than others, so
use with caution. I used my
pad for many years. It started
to tear at some of the channel
seams, so I am making a new
one. This time I am using a
slightly heavier cotton than
last time, and I bought new
fabric (last time I used
scraps).
Lisa
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9- Alway
10- Adventurous expedition
11- Lacking slack
12- Jason's craft
13- Apians
18- Grassy plain
19- Rapper born Tracy Marrow
22- Lute of India
23- Momentarily
24- King of the Huns
25- Intro to physics?
27- Reprehension
28- Langston Hughes poem
29- Writer Hentoff
31- Director Howard
32- End of a threat
33- Sea nymph
37- Left-hand page
39- Endoskeletal component
40- Put on
41- Large jug or pitcher
43- ___ the season...
44- Attorney Melvin
46- Brought up
47- Injectable diazepam, in military
lingo
48- Protects
51- Annoyance
52- Car bar
53- Collar type
55- Frozen treats
57- Automobile
58- Charlottesville sch.
59- Disencumber
60- Salt Lake City athlete
61- Unit of illumination
62- Summer drink
63- Hi-___
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BestCrosswords.com - Puzzle #1 for October 29, 2011

Across
1- Org.; 6- Make
reference to; 10- Attempt;
14- Guide; 15- Bang-up;
16- River in central
Switzerland; 17- High-
speed separator; 20- ___-
relief; 21- The Younger
and The Elder; 22-
Former name of Thailand;
26- Sailor; 30- Elucidation;
34- Body art; 35- Cooking
container; 36- Accelerate;
38- Continental identity of
a Chinese person; 39-
Buddy; 40- Caterpillar
rival; 42- Fam. member;
43- Also; 44- Player who
throws the ball; 45-
Development of a cancer;
49- Pleasant; 50- Fix up;
51- Song of joy; 54- Boxer
Laila; 56- Like afterschool
activities; 64- Plumlike
fruit; 65- Ardent; 66-
Chopin composition; 67-
Look after; 68- X-ray
units; 69- Male and
female;

Down
1- Sun Devils' sch.; 2- Letters on a Cardinal's cap; 3- A collection of articles; 4- Not 'neath;
5- Cancer's critter; 6- Roman general; 7- Charged particle; 8- Big bang cause; 9- Alway; 10
- Adventurous expedition; 11- Lacking slack; 12- Jason's craft; 13- Apians; 18- Grassy
plain; 19- Rapper born Tracy Marrow; 22- Lute of India; 23- Momentarily; 24- King of the
Huns; 25- Intro to physics?; 27- Reprehension; 28- Langston Hughes poem; 29- Writer
Hentoff; 31- Director Howard; 32- End of a threat; 33- Sea nymph; 37- Left-hand page; 39-
Endoskeletal component; 40- Put on; 41- Large jug or pitcher; 43- ___ the season...; 44-
Attorney Melvin; 46- Brought up; 47- Injectable diazepam, in military lingo; 48- Protects; 51
- Annoyance; 52- Car bar; 53- Collar type; 55- Frozen treats; 57- Automobile; 58-
Charlottesville sch.; 59- Disencumber; 60- Salt Lake City athlete; 61- Unit of illumination;
62- Summer drink; 63- Hi- __;
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B e s t C r o s s w o r d s . c o m - P u z z l e # 1 f o r O c t o b e r 2 9 , 2 0 1 1

A c r o s s
1 - O r g . ; 6 - M a k e
r e f e r e n c e t o ; 1 0 - A t t e m p t ;
1 4 - G u i d e ; 1 5 - B a n g - u p ;
1 6 - R i v e r i n c e n t r a l
S w i t z e r l a n d ; 1 7 - H i g h -
s p e e d s e p a r a t o r ; 2 0 - _ _ _ -
r e l i e f ; 2 1 - T h e Y o u n g e r
a n d T h e E l d e r ; 2 2 -
F o r m e r n a m e o f T h a i l a n d ;
2 6 - S a i l o r ; 3 0 - E l u c i d a t i o n ;
3 4 - B o d y a r t ; 3 5 - C o o k i n g
c o n t a i n e r ; 3 6 - A c c e l e r a t e ;
3 8 - C o n t i n e n t a l i d e n t i t y o f
a C h i n e s e p e r s o n ; 3 9 -
B u d d y ; 4 0 - C a t e r p i l l a r
r i v a l ; 4 2 - F a m . m e m b e r ;
4 3 - A l s o ; 4 4 - P l a y e r w h o
t h r o w s t h e b a l l ; 4 5 -
D e v e l o p m e n t o f a c a n c e r ;
4 9 - P l e a s a n t ; 5 0 - F i x u p ;
5 1 - S o n g o f j o y ; 5 4 - B o x e r
L a i l a ; 5 6 - L i k e a f t e r s c h o o l
a c t i v i t i e s ; 6 4 - P l u m l i k e
f r u i t ; 6 5 - A r d e n t ; 6 6 -
C h o p i n c o m p o s i t i o n ; 6 7 -
L o o k a f t e r ; 6 8 - X - r a y
u n i t s ; 6 9 - M a l e a n d
f e m a l e ;

D o w n
1 - S u n D e v i l s ' s c h . ; 2 - L e t t e r s o n a C a r d i n a l ' s c a p ; 3 - A c o l l e c t i o n o f a r t i c l e s ; 4 - N o t ' n e a t h ;
5 - C a n c e r ' s c r i t t e r ; 6 - R o m a n g e n e r a l ; 7 - C h a r g e d p a r t i c l e ; 8 - B i g b a n g c a u s e ; 9 - A l w a y ; 1 0
- A d v e n t u r o u s e x p e d i t i o n ; 1 1 - L a c k i n g s l a c k ; 1 2 - J a s o n ' s c r a f t ; 1 3 - A p i a n s ; 1 8 - G r a s s y
p l a i n ; 1 9 - R a p p e r b o r n T r a c y M a r r o w ; 2 2 - L u t e o f I n d i a ; 2 3 - M o m e n t a r i l y ; 2 4 - K i n g o f t h e
H u n s ; 2 5 - I n t r o t o p h y s i c s ? ; 2 7 - R e p r e h e n s i o n ; 2 8 - L a n g s t o n H u g h e s p o e m ; 2 9 - W r i t e r
H e n t o f f ; 3 1 - D i r e c t o r H o w a r d ; 3 2 - E n d o f a t h r e a t ; 3 3 - S e a n y m p h ; 3 7 - L e f t - h a n d p a g e ; 3 9 -
E n d o s k e l e t a l c o m p o n e n t ; 4 0 - P u t o n ; 4 1 - L a r g e j u g o r p i t c h e r ; 4 3 - _ _ _ t h e s e a s o n . . . ; 4 4 -
A t t o r n e y M e l v i n ; 4 6 - B r o u g h t u p ; 4 7 - I n j e c t a b l e d i a z e p a m , i n m i l i t a r y l i n g o ; 4 8 - P r o t e c t s ; 5 1
- A n n o y a n c e ; 5 2 - C a r b a r ; 5 3 - C o l l a r t y p e ; 5 5 - F r o z e n t r e a t s ; 5 7 - A u t o m o b i l e ; 5 8 -
C h a r l o t t e s v i l l e s c h . ; 5 9 - D i s e n c u m b e r ; 6 0 - S a l t L a k e C i t y a t h l e t e ; 6 1 - U n i t o f i l l u m i n a t i o n ;
6 2 - S u m m e r d r i n k ; 6 3 - H i - _ _ ;
P a e 1 o f 1 B e s t C r o s s w o r d s . c o m - P u z z l e # 1 f o r O c t o b e r 2 9 , 2 0 1 1
1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 1 1 h t t : / / w w w . b e s t c r o s s w o r d s . c o m / b e s t c r o s s w o r d s / r i n t a b l e / H o m e , r i n t a b l e . s d i r e c t ? f o r m i . . .
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TERRIFIC KIDS
All kids are terrific and here at South Maple Elementary and North Ohio Elementary we are acknowledging kids for good character. The Kiwanis club of Otsego County is helping us with this
endeavor. Students who exhibit good behavior by following our school rules will be recognized by staff for doing so. One student per class will be selected to receive a “Terrific Kid” award, button,
and pencil. The student names will be announced on our morning announcements. They will also have their picture taken to hang on our “Terrific Kid” bulletin board. This is an excellent oppor-
tunity for staff, students, parents and the community to connect on a social/emotional level because good character is just as important as good grades!
here are the terrific kids from south maple
elementary school for the week ending 10-28-11
Back row: Judy (Kiwanis), Katie Canda, Kailee Bishop, DeLayni Brown, Olivia Wells,
Harmony Schram, Kali Brewer, Fred (Kiwanis). Middle row: Kyle Wilde, Claire Gorno, Emma
Donajkowski, Libby Lappan, Caiden Nutt, Annabella McNew, Erika Krupa, Haylee Ogle. Front
row: Dalton Randall, Kenzie Ouwinga, Logan Wojtkowiak. Absent: Logan Bozzer
here are the terrific kids from north ohio
elementary school for the week ending 10-28-11
Front Row: Lavett Piehl-Pohl; Autumn Purgiel; Sylus Nunn; Jonathon Lamberies; Payton
Boguth; Makenna Boadway; Kenzie Bowron; Vincent Whitcher.Back Row: Hayden Denoyer;
Brock Casselman; Jake Leckner; Daniel Miles; Natasha Sherbert; Kelsie Peter; Shalyn Sygo;
Hailey Fisher; Kiwanian, Mr. Chuck Bump and his Terrific Dog, Roxi
By Jim Akans
There is nothing quite as delicious, satisfying, and heart-
warming as authentic Polish cuisine. The challenge is finding
a restaurant in northern Lower Michigan that specializes in
such traditional Polish dishes as Potato-Cheese, Sauerkraut or
Meat Pierogi’s, Polish Meat Goulash, Golabki (Stuffed
Cabbages) Polish Kielbasa, Cutlets and Schnitzels, and
Nalesniki (or Crepes)…is your mouth watering yet?
Such marvelous Polish dishes, plus many more special cre-
ations such the Pierogi Reuben Plate, and Warsaw (Wings)
Pierogi, can be found at the Polish Kitchen in Harbor Springs.
Proprietor, Rafal Bebenek, states, “Our restaurant is unique
to the area in the sense that we bring the traditional polish
cuisine that people of the area have had before from relatives
or family members who have passed on. This allows them to
remember those good times where the family would eat real
traditional polish food. We use all homemade recipes and the
only item on the menu that we do not make is the Kielbasa.
That is made in Chicago in true Polish tradition and we have
had a great response from our local community.”
He adds the menu also features a good selection of standard
fare such as Ham, Turkey, Cutlet sandwiches, and Kielbasa on
a bun. He affirms that the Polish Kitchen’s Reuben has been a
tremendous hit, “we go through dozens a day on a busy day.
We also feature a kid’s menu.”
The Polish Kitchen opened their doors in March of 2010,
and Bebenek notes that along with a scrumptious variety of
Polish food, the atmosphere at the restaurant keeps cus-
tomers coming back time and time again.
“We offer a real polish dining experience,” he observes. “We
offer large portions of our traditional tasting food. We are told
that the food is the best part as people are brought back to
their younger years when they remember the home cooked
meals that grandparents or parents used to prepare, as if we
are taking them back in time.”
Bebenek recalls that his family had thought about opening
a small cafe style restaurant for many years. The opportunity
arose when both of his parents lost their jobs when the man-
ufacturing plant they worked at closed down
“So it became a family business and so far it has been a
tremendous hit,” he states. “The staff consists of only family
as my father does the cooking with the occasional help from
my aunts from Poland or my mom when she is capable of it. I
run the front end of the restaurant and take care of the
accounting, ordering, etc.”
The Polish Kitchen can accommodate large groups for
birthdays, anniversaries, wedding rehearsal dinners, business
or organization meetings, and other special occasions in a
special section of the facility. Hours are seven days a week 11-
8 pm. Bebenek notes that his staff will serve people all the way
till 8 pm and even later if they keep on coming in; “we do not
close till the last person leaves.”
The Polish Kitchen is located in the Harbor Plaza right
before Pleasant View Rd, and the Airport on the south side of
M-119 in Harbor Springs. Their full menu can be found at our
website www.famouspolishkitchen.com
Enjoy traditional Polish
cuisine & atmosphere at the
Polish Kitchen in Harbor Springs
220 Soutb Otsego, GayIord
9S9-?32-S444
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Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
7 days a week at 8am
W W W. F A M O U S P O L I S H K I T C H E N . C O M
T R A D I T I O N A L P O L I S H C U I S I N E
At the Polish Kitchen of Harbor Springs, you’ll
savor the flavors of the old country: the rich, earthy
blends of meats and vegetables that are the staples
of Polish home cooking.
Buy the first main dish and
get the 2nd one half off!!
8418 M-119, Harbor Springs
231-838-5377
OPEN 11AM – 8PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK
(LOCATED IN THE HARBOR PLAZA BY THE HARBOR SPRINGS AIRPORT)
- Dine In, Take Out or Delivery-
O’BRIEN’S
RESTAURANT
Drive a Little and Enjoy a Lot!
Lobster - Steaks - Walleye - Shrimp - Mussels - Mahi
Vegetarian Dishes - BBQ Ribs - Scampi - Chicken
Prime Rib - Pasta Dishes
Full Menu Always Available
320 S. Morenci Ave. (On M-33-Main Street), Mio
LOCATED at the “SONGBIRD MOTEL”
Reservations Greatly Appreciated and Strongly Suggested
OPEN SUN NOON-4PM, CLOSED MON & TUES
OPEN WED, THURS, FRI & SAT. 5PM-8PM
COCKTAILS - WINE - BEER
AVAILABLE FOR YOUR DINING PLEASURE
989-826-5547
989-826-5547
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TWO COMPLETE DINNERS FOR $22.00
SUNDAYS ONLY - NOON TO 4PM
Your choice of: PRIME RIB
Fried Chicken —Half Rack BBQ Ribs
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Sauteed Mussels over Fettucini
Dan’s Special Garlic Chicken
Kielbasa Sausage & Sauerkraut
Beer Battered Cod — Fried Shrimp
(No coupons, Discounts or Gift Certificates Valid on SUNDAY ONLY SPECIALS!
SUPER SUNDAY ONLY SPECIALS
LIMITED TIME OFFER
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WE WILL BE OPEN:
anksgiving Day — Noon to 6 pm
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Above: The Polish Kitchen’s proprietor, Rafal Bebenek notes
that along with a scrumptious variety of Polish food, the
atmosphere at the restaurant keeps customers coming back
time and time again.
Right: The Polish Kitchen in Harbor Springs opened their
doors in March of 2010, featuring delicious, satisfying, and
heartwarming authentic Polish cuisine.
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