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The River Valley
Changing the holidays for our troops
Independent Bank and Boy Scouts of America team up to support Operation Popcorn
IONIA — Independent Bank offices across the state will be collecting donations for Boy Scouts of America to support “Operation Popcorn,” a program that raises money for the Boy Scouts and sends popcorn to our troops overseas for the holidays. Donations can be made at any Independent Bank office starting December 5 through December 30. The donations will be given to the Boy Scouts of America so that they can purchase the popcorn from Trail’s End and send it to troops overseas. “Independent Bank is proud to support the Boy Scouts and give back to our dedicated troops for the holidays,” said President and CEO Michael M. Magee Jr. For more information on Operation Popcorn, visit www.supportourtroops.org.

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‘A journey through grief’ program begins Jan. 19
Hospice of Michigan will offer the Journey Through Grief program at the Mecosta County Commission on Aging and Senior Center. This program is a series of weekly sessions for five (5) consecutive Thursdays starting Jan. 19 and ending on Feb. 16, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., located at 12954 80th Ave. in Mecosta. This program offers insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. This program is free. To register for this program, call the Mecosta Commission on Aging and Senior Center at (231) 972-2884.

Zellie’s to host Don Loomis, bluegrass revival and more
17. Zellie’s Opry House is proud to welcome the popular bluegrass gospel band Don Loomis and Bluegrass Revival on Friday, Dec. 16. Soul stirring, “raise the rafters,” traditional gospel music with Bluegrass Revival is exactly what Zellie’s old church building was designed for in the 1800’s. Don Loomis and all of the Bluegrass Revival gang are regional favorites well known for their high-enA weekend of music at Zellie’s Opry House on Dec. 16 and ergy show. Doors open at 6 p.m., pre-show with the Zellie’s Opry House Band at 6:10 and Bluegrass Revival at 7 p.m. Saturday night, Dec. 17, Zellie’s offers two bands for the price of one. Luke Lenhart Band’s twin fiddles ring out along with Steam Powered Bluegrass rolling on to the stage. Doors open at 6:00, music at 7:00 p.m. Zellie’s Opry House continues to offer affordable entertainment with a ticket price of only $5. Ticket information is available at www.zelliesopryhouse.com or (616) 260-3032.

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A LITTLE HELP: Mothers-to-be and their doctors can take measures now to reduce the risk of having a premature baby. (NAPSI Photo)
of an early delivery that may have tragic consequences,” said Jason K. Baxter, M.D., MSCP, FACOG, a high-risk pregnancy physician and an author of groundbreaking research on progesterone and prematurity prevention. “Treatment with vaginal progesterone gel started midpregnancy for women with a short cervix helps reduce premature birth so that more moms can have healthy babies.” Experts say that cervical length measurements are critical for all pregnant women. There are two ways to measure cervical length reliably: transvaginal ultrasound and a new device called CerviLenz. Transvaginal ultrasound uses a probe that is inserted into the vagina to create a digital image of the cervix. This procedure usually requires an extra prenatal appointment as there is a need for hightech equipment and specially trained examiners. CerviLenz is a disposable device used with a speculum. With CerviLenz, it’s easy for obstetricians and midwives to measure cervical length during regular prenatal visits. Expectant mothers should speak with their health care providers about having their cervical length measured at least twice during the second trimester of their pregnancy to find out if they are at high risk of premature birth and need treatment. Visit www.measure2besure.com for more information.

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merely tolerate religious and cultural differences.” Here are some tips to teach children to respect one another as they become citizens of the world: n Absorbing the nuances of a second language is easiest when one is young, so sign your kids up for a language class at an early age. Better yet, learn along with them. n Pack your bags and take a trip. Dust off your passport or keep it domestic. Even within the United States, there is great opportunity to be exposed to new cultural experiences. n Think differently. There are fundamental differences between the Western worldview and the Eastern worldview, say scholars. People from different countries have different traditions, religious customs and histories that shape their thinking. Being accepting of others means opening your mind to the idea that there are different approaches to resolving the problems impacting our complex world. n Read a book. You don’t need to be a globetrotter to learn about other cultures. Your local librarian can help you find age-appropriate books that will introduce children to other cultures and allow them to explore them deeply. For example, India has a rich history and culture that goes beyond the Western embrace of spicy foods, yoga and meditation. n Encourage friendships. Enroll your children in activities, camps and programs that foster relationships with kids of all religious, racial and economic backgrounds. n Engage in a substantive dialogue with others that explores new ideas about the world beyond your backyard. “Question your values and be open to seeing the merit in the ideas of others,” suggests Malhotra, who founded the Infinity Foundation to encourage better East-West relations. For more information about his new book visit www.beingdifferentbook.com. n Host a potluck. Invite your friends over and have them bring dishes featuring their family recipes. You may find your circle of friends is more culturally diverse than you thought! By investing the time to teach these lessons, you can contribute toward making schools and communities a safer place for your kids.

(StatePoint) The world is changing and parents need to make sure their children are prepared to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy, say experts. The United States is often regarded as a melting pot, a place for people of different backgrounds to come together and ultimately grow alike. But the truth is that from language to food to religious practice, unique cultural traditions are all around us. “We must not try to erase differences but rather respect them, even celebrate them,” says Rajiv Malhotra, author of the new book, “Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism” (HarperCollins Publishers). Malhotra believes we can look to India as an example of a distinct society that peacefully integrates many diverse people. Alongside reading, writing and arithmetic, cultural diversity should be at the forefront of your children’s lesson plan. But don’t just encourage tolerance. Go a step further. “Tolerance is a patronizing posture,” says Malhotra, “We need to learn to respect, even appreciate and not

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With all the social activities that accompany the holiday season it is particularly important to closely check the identification of anyone who is purchasing or consuming alcohol. With older siblings home from college or visiting family get-togethers it is tempting for a younger person to try and use someone else’s Id or to ask an of-age friend or family member to purchase alcohol on their behalf. To curb the dangers associated with underage and excessive drinking the Michigan Liquor Control Commission offers retailers the following tips: n Always check the identification (Id) of a person who appears less than 21 years old. The use of false Id is a serious problem for retail licensees and their employees. Minors attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages sometimes use altered, counterfeit, or someone else’s Id. You may be able to deter the use of false Id by informing minors that under MCL 436.1703(2) an attempt to purchase liquor by using false ID is a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment up to 93 days and/or a fine of up to $100. n Examine the Id closely. Alterations in driver licenses or Id cards can often be detected with a flashlight. Smudges, alterations and misalignments of seals is apparent and cards issued after June 1987 also have a watermark style coating that is high gloss and more difficult to alter. Can the person answer questions based on the details of the ID, such as address or the birth date? What’s the correct spelling of your middle name? What street address is shown on your Id? What’s your zip code for the address shown? n There are two types of Michigan driver licenses currently in use. Some people may renew these by mail (receiving a validation sticker), so both of these types will stay in use for several years. To view examples of the licenses currently issued in Michigan visit our “Retail Guide” on our website. n If an “under 21” applicant obtains a new or duplicate license six months in advance of his/her 21st birthday, the license will have the “Under 21” designation – all ages should be verified by checking the date of birth. A “d” at the end of the number in the lower right corner indicates that the license or Id card is a duPLICATE. n Make sure the photo, height and eye color match the person in front of you, if any do not match ask for a second piece of Id. People with fake Id’s rarely carry back-up identification. “We want retailers, parents, friends, and relatives to know that if they have any doubt about the validity of someone’s Id or any doubt about the person’s age they have the right to refuse to serve or sell alcohol to them. The loss of one legitimate sale is significantly less than the cost of a liquor violation both in the short term and long term operation of your business, family, and friendships,” said Andy Deloney, Chairman of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. For more information about the MLCC, please visit www.michigan.gov/lcc. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/MILiquorControl, “Like” us on Facebook.

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December 12, 2011

Over the last few months, we have continued to see the support of our community and the desire to see our students be successful. In support of this, we will be providing updates (via the TC School News, our TC website, and/or the River Valley Shopper) regarding district and state initiatives that may affect you or your child. The update below reflects how the changes in MEAP and MME cut scores enacted by the State of Michigan will affect our district, schools, and students. The State of Michigan uses all third through ninth grade student MEAP and MME test results to partially measure the success of our students, schools, and district, as well as how the State of Michigan is performing compared to other states. In recent years, Michigan students have shown higher proficiency rates on state tests than most other states. Research has uncovered that Michigan set the proficiency bar much lower than most other states, and far below what is considered college readiness. Recognizing this, the State has made drastic changes to the cut score levels and these changes will affect student, school, and district scores this year. What does this mean for Tri County? The new cut scores are going to show a very large drop in the number of students considered proficient or advanced. You can see from the graph provided how the new cut scores will change the percent proficient dramatically, and in some cases, going from 96 percent proficient to 37 percent. Please be aware of these changes as you receive your students’ scores this spring. We are committed to helping every child achieve their best future, helping all children grow academically each year, and making Tri County a leader in educational excellence. In order to reach this goal, we are reviewing and building our curriculum to meet these new and challenging demands of college and career readiness. Thank you again for your support and dedication to Tri County Schools. Allen Cumings, Superintendent For more information about the changes to Michigan’s cut scores, please visit: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/New_Cut_Scores_FAQ_365040_7.pdf

Drew Thompson is student teaching at Sand Lake Elementary in the fifth grade. He will graduate from Ferris State University this month. He’s teaching math, language arts, and social studies. He has worked at a number of schools including; Oakridge Elementary, Stanwood Elementary, and Eastwood Elementary. “The biggest aspect of why I wanted to be an educator was to reach all students at their different levels. I also have quite a few family members that are teachers, which has drawn me to the field of education,” said Drew, who also enjoys coaching sports and being outdoors.
By Carrie White

First graders at MacNaughton Elementary have been learning about Pilgrims, Native Americans, and how the tradition of Thanksgiving began long ago. On Tuesday, November 22, 175 first grade students joined together as “Pilgrims” and “Indians” to enjoy a Thanksgiving Breakfeast. Some students wore Pilgrim hats and bonnets while others donned Indian headbands and vests, which students had constructed prior to the event. The children had a wonderful time visiting with friends and feasting together. After eating, the students sang a few fun turkey songs together, which they had been rehearsing in their classrooms during the days leading up to the great “Breakfeast.” Principal Goheen even joined in the fun, wearing a silly turkey hat and doing the turkey strut along with the students. On Monday, November 28, all first grade students joined together again to kick off the start of the Christmas season. They sat together in the gym and listened to their teachers read aloud The Night Before Christmas. Students are decorating sugarplums as a take-home family project, and their creations will adorn the first-grade hallway at school. The teachers are planning to teach reading comprehension strategies, as well as writing, math, and science concepts using the themes of sugarplums, gingerbread men, and reindeer. Learning in first grade is fun!

Tri County High School is instituting a call system to inform parents when their son or daughter has an unexcused absence. The call will take place at approximately 5:00 p.m. each day the student has not been excused with either a phone call or a note. Once the parent receives the phone call, they will have 24 hours to properly excuse their son or daughter. This can be done by calling the school office at 231.937.4338 ext. 120, at anytime or sending in a note with your student the next day. In order for this communication to be effective, it is very important the high school has correct contact information on file. Please verify that we have the correct information via the parent portal or calling the office at 231.937.4338 if you do not have internet access. If you are unfamiliar with the parent portal, this is an excellent tool for parents to monitor their student’s progress via the internet. Parents have access to their child’s grades, attendance, and disciplinary referrals 24/7. Please go to www.tricountyschools.com and click on the icon that says Parent Portal. Enter your user name and password (see below) in the area provided. Contact the high school if you don’t have a user name and password.

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Tri County School News December 12, 2011
A C A D E M I C S • A RT S • A T H L E T I C S • A C H I E V E M E N T
By Jan Dewey

No, we didn’t fill our plates with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, or pie. We filled our plates with pinecones and needles, leaves, stones, sticks, nuts, and milkweed seeds. Mrs. Dewey’s class went on a nature collection walk and used their collections to create “art.” Based on the artist, Andy Goldsworthy’s structures, we used spirals, arches, and curved lines, to create designs and structures on paper plates. We put our plates outdoors, underneath our classroom window, so we can observe how the weather “changes” our art through the seasons. A big thank you goes out to Independent Bank in Howard City for recently conducting a coat drive for the students and families of Tri County Area Schools. Coats were collected, as well as hats, gloves, mittens, and boots. Some items were also donated by White’s in Howard City and Irresistible Clothing in Sand Lake. We would also like to thank Gary and Sue’s Laundromat in Sand Lake for cleaning all donated items. We appreciate the community support in keeping our students safe and warm this winter.

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm Members Present: All members present Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Consent Agenda Board Recognition: Mrs. Dewey’s second grade class art/science project inspired by Andy Goldworthy was recognized. Slide presentation was shown prior to the beginning of the meeting. New Student/Board Representative was announced. Presentations: 1) Spring Baseball Trip Alio & Genesis Systems Financial Update 2010-2011 Financial Audit Board & Administrative Reports: Superintendent update on professional development and curriculum mapping. Public Comment: Comments on audit presentation Action Items: TC Support staff contract approved Spring Baseball Trip approved Bus Lease approved 2010-11 Financial Audit accepted Alio & Genesis Systems approved 2011-12 Budget Amendment approved Monitoring Report approved Public Comment: Comment on transportation, comment on program call “Unstoppable”. Board Comments/New Business: Attendees at the School Board Membership meeting reported how worthwhile it was to attend. Closed Session for the purpose of student hearings at 8:35 p.m. Return to Open Session at 10:25 p.m. Adjournment at 10:26 p.m. Completed minutes of the meeting are available at www.tricountyschools.com

The next National Honor Society (NHS) Blood drive will be Wednesday, December 14 in the High School Activity Room. Sign up for an appointment time now in the High School Media Center. If you are not sure about the time, sign up for a tentative appointment so we can plan and prepare for the day and we can be flexible and fit you in when you arrive. Appointments are encouraged, walk-ins will be welcome. If you haven’t given blood through Michigan Blood before, pick up and fill out a green sheet with your information to keep things moving along that day. Staff, parents, graduates, and community members are welcome and encouraged to also give blood at this drive. Michigan Blood will have extra staff available so that we can take even more donors than usual. Around the holidays there is a much greater need for blood. Also, this blood drive will raise funds for the school so every donor that shows up to give, even if they are ineligible to give, brings money to Tri County. Students who are 16 years of age need to get a permission form signed by a parent. For more information or an appointment time, contact Mrs. Babb via email: sbabb@tricountyschools.com.

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The Newaygo County Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled at the following locations to distribute free food to individuals and families in need. Most food distributions take approximately one hour. Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled delivery time. Bring your own container to hold 50 lbs. of food. You will check in upon arrival unless otherwise stated: Sat., Dec 10, 10am, First Christian Reformed Church, Fremont; Sat., Dec 10, 10am, White Cloud Family Health Care, White Cloud; Mon., Dec 12, 3pm, Big Jackson Church of God, Paris; Wed., Dec 14, 5pm, All Saints Catholic Church, Fremont; Wed., Dec 14, 5pm, Hesperia Community Ed, Hesperia - sponsored by local area churches, Sat., Dec 17, 1pm, Grant Assembly of God, Grant; Tues., Dec 20, 4:30pm, Northland Church of Christ, Newaygo/Grant; Wed., Dec 21, 10am, First Baptist Church of Woodland Park - sponsored by Action Resource Center. Tri County School Bands Christmas Concert & Craft Bazaar on Sunday December 11th located at Tri County High School, 24338 Kendaville Road, Howard City, MI. Craft Bazaar open 115pm and Christmas Concert at 3pm. Concessions available all day. The Helping Hands organization will also be there accepting donations of personal care items and canned goods. Come do your holiday shopping and enjoy the sounds of the season! Montcalm Community College’s Alumni and Friends Choir presents its annual holiday concert, “Peace on Earth,” on Dec. 11 at 3pm in MCC’s gymnasium, located in the college’s Activities Building in Sidney. Admission is free and the concert is a familyfriendly performance. Contact MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1218 for more information. Visit www.montcalm.edu/Arts-and-Culture.aspx for a complete listing of the college’s arts and culture events. Auditions for murder mystery are Dec 12-13, the Montcalm Community College Drama Club will conduct auditions for “The Boardwalk Melody Hour Murders,” from 6 to 8:30pm at the Barn Theater on the college’s Sidney campus. The play is an audienceparticipation dinner theater to be performed at Clifford lake Inn on Feb 17 and 18. It is a murder mystery set in the 1930’s, which is partially scripted and partially ad-lib. Auditions are open to all actors, and they may attend one or both nights of auditions. Five women and three men, age 18 and older, will be cast. Contact MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm. edu or 989-328-1218 for more information. Old fashioned square dance - Howard City VFW $5/mo, year round, Monday 1-4pm, Potluck at 2:15pm. Call Carole (231)6526183. Lakeview Seniors — Come early (1:00) for cards, games, refreshments and social time. The LV Seniors meet the 1st Tuesday of each month. Come join us, bring a friend. Life Style Change, Weight loss etc @ Natures Atrium every Tues 6:30pm-7:30pm Call 231-937-9370. Interested in local, healthy food sources, preparation, and informative discussions? Westen A Price Foundation meetings 6:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of every month at Stanwood Free Methodist (Stanwood Dr. and Pierce Rd.) Call Bonnie @ 231-8238002. Hospice of Michigan – Offers Living on Support Group 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Vera’s House located at 18 Justice St in Newaygo. For more information please call Diane Snyder at 231-924-6123 or 800-837-3630. The Howard City Harvest Festival Committee meets 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00pm, @ Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Volunteers are needed. Info. Call Cheryl @ 231-937-5686. Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse meets at 7p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the basement of the Mecosta County Jail. Looking for new members. For more information call (231) 796-0966. Free Clothing for those in need - Seventh Day Adventist Church, 8060 M-46, Lakeview, in the Community Building behind the church. Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free Western Square Dance Lessons - Newaygo St. Bartholomew’s Church - Thursday 3:30pm-6:00pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183. Bingo - ongoing every Fri. night at Renner Lobker VFW Post # 3306, 1001 Ensley St., Howard City. Doors open at 5pm, sales begin at 5:30 and game begins at 6:30. Everyone Welcome! Fish Fry every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 - 7pm at the Howard City VFW Post 3306, 1001 S. Ensley Rd. Come sew at Heritage United Methodist Church on Fridays from 10am to 3pm. Bring your machine and call for supply list. New projects every week. Call Debbie Castle at 231-354-6910 for more details or email at dcastle@pathwaysnet.com. Everyone welcome. Greenville Auction & Flea Market - Every Friday at the Old Meijer Store in Greenville on M-91. Flea market starts at 7:00am, Auction at 10:00am. Vendors and consignors wanted. Call 616225-9999 or email wwauctions@yahoo.com. Family Farm & Home Small Animals Sell and Swap 139 W River Dr, Newaygo 2nd Saturday of the month 8am-Noon 231-8564641. Gospel Jam @ Grace Community Church 9920 Reed Rd, Howard City, MI 4th Saturday of each month from 6pm to 8pm in the fellowship hall. For more info, please call the church @ 231-9376440 or Gene @ 231-937-2036. Bingo every Sunday at the Greenville American Legion Post

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#101, from 1pm-6pm, doors open at 11am. 1320 W. Washington St. (M-57). Every Sunday Sheridan VFW Post 5065 FREE Veteran’s Breakfast for Veterans and/or wives (companions) or widows at 209 W Washington 7:30am-8:45am. Attention Seniors - Howard City Action Center, 132 E. Edgerton, open 7 days a week. Call Karen West or Dawny Kniffen 231-9375950 for weekly schedule of events. Noon lunches Tues, Wed, Thurs.

The Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township has a new web site that contains program information, access to music downloads, ebooks, and much more. Please check out our new web site at www.tchrtl.michlibrary.org. Christmas with Santa - visit Santa Claus, make a craft and enjoy treats at the library. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and the Friends of the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library. For all ages. Saturday, December 10, 10:30am - Sand Lake Branch of the Kent District Library. Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library welcomes the: Tri County Jazz Band. Sat., Dec. 10th at 11am. Santa will be visiting from 11am-1:30pm, bake sale 10am until 2pm. Kent District Library, Sand Lake Branch - Gingerbread Lane: take a stroll down Gingerbread Lane and enjoy some tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Registration is required and participation is limited. For all ages. Sat., Dec. 17, 1:30pm. Teddy Bear Clinic: Bring your teddy bear to the library for a quick check-up! Learn ways to keep teddy healthy and happy and even get a clean bill of health! For families. No registration required. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10:30am - Sand Lake Branch of Kent District Library. Grant Library to show modern Christmas Carol ~ This hilarious take off of the Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol finds TV executive Frank Cross in mean spirits. Cross has risen from the mail room and children’s television host to the top only to become a cynical, uncaring, nasty, unforgiving character with a sadistic sense of humor. This is the behavior that earns Cross his visits from Christmas past, present and future. Join us at the Grant Area District Library on Dec. 21st at 12:30 to see this classic tale and enjoy a light lunch. This program will feature a mini holiday lunch of ham, baked beans, potato salad, cookies and pudding. All programs at the Grant Library are free and open to the public. A donation will be greatly appreciated to offset the cost of the meal. The Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township Library will be having Toddler Time every Monday morning at 11am. There will be stories, crafts, songs and activities for the toddlers. Toddler Time is for children ages 18 months - 3 years old. If you have any questions please call the library at 231-937-5575. If you have ever wanted to join a bowling league, but can’t lift the ball or play a round of tennis without running around the court, then join the Grant Area District Library every Monday between 4 and 5pm to play Wii Sports. This fun gaming system allows the armchair athlete all the fun of playing the game, but without the need to sweat. Baseball, tennis, golf and bowling are among the games that will be played these Monday afternoons. So bring a friend and come to the Library on Monday and see what a good sport you can be! For more information, call the Library at 231-834-5713. Have fun, get involved and come play Wii with us. The Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township Library will be having Preschool Storytime every Tues. morning at 11am. There will be stories, crafts, songs and activities for the Preschoolers. We will be learning about letters each week. Preschool Storytime is for children 3-5 years old. If you have any questions please call the library at 231-937-5575. The Friends of the Grant Area District Library meet at 10am on the third Tuesday of the month in the Community Room. All interested persons are welcome to attend. The library is located at 122 Elder St. in Grant. The Friends of the Croton Township Library meet the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm at the library. Please come if interested in helping your local library. The Friends of Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9am in the community room at the library. We welcome you to join us for food, fellowship and an opportunity to contribute to the well being of our local library. The library is located at 117 W. Williams St., Howard City, MI 49329. Phone 231-937-5575. Friends of the White Cloud Community Library meet monthly, the first Thursday at 1:00 p.m. The library is located at 1038 Wilcox in White Cloud. Everyone is welcome. Shelf Life Book Club - meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Tamarack District Library in Lakeview. Book titles are published in the Shelf Life Book Club brochure and on the Monthly Event Flyers at the library. Wiggles and Giggles - is a toddler story time program, at 10:30 AM every Friday at the Tamarack District Library in Lakeview that brings stories, songs, crafts and activity to your child. The Newaygo Area Friends of the Library Bookstore, at Newaygo City Hall, is now closed until Memorial Day Weekend. Hundreds of books at Bargain Prices. Proceeds for new Library Building Fund.

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The Mid-Michigan District Health Department offers free vision testing, as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 831-3644, Monday through Friday. Michigan Chapter of Pilots for Christ - We provide free air and ground service for those with medical needs, pastors in need, missionaries cargo transportation. www.pilotsforchristmi.com or call 616-636-5523. A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month (beginning in February 2010) at 6:30pm in the Conference Rooms at Carson City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at 989-330-4091. Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you have been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer, meet with others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of every month from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977 W. 72nd St. (M-82), Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb Kaminski, 231-924-7013. Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle DropIn Center, 310 E. Main St., Stanton. Everyone is welcome. No dues or fees. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve step program to help people cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info call Carol (989)8318778. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. • Sparta Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. • White Cloud, Commission on Aging. Weigh in 5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93 Gibbs St. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:45-6:10pm on Mondays, meeting 6:15-7:15pm. East M-46. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 9:30am on Wednesdays, meeting 10:00-11:00am. East M-46. • Sand Lake, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Weigh in 8:30-9:00am on Tuesdays, meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland Dr. • Howard City, Howard City VFW Hall, Thursdays weighin 4:15-5:10pm, meeting 5:15-6:00pm. First meeting free. For information call 231-937-4441. Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am, Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St., Pierson, Michigan. Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info. Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm, Health Department, White Cloud. Addictions Program: Feel trapped in addiction? There is an answer! Reformers Unanimous. A caring addiction program for any addiction, offered at Bills Lake Baptist Church, 8549 Swan Ave., 7 miles east of Newaygo. Every Friday night 7-9p.m. Info. call 652-9940. Rebos House 10 N. First Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Meeting Days & Times: Monday-7pm, Big Book Meeting-Open; Tuesday-12Noon-Open, 5:306:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm 12&12 12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm-Open, 7:00pm-Closed (N/S) nonsmoking, 7:00pm-Alanon; Friday-All Open-12Noon, 7:00pm, 9:00pm; Saturday-All Open-8:30am, 10:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open-9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm.; Friday-7:00pm-Young People of Addictions-Open. Contact Sandy W. 616-636-8253. Last Thursday every month speakers meeting, 7:30pm. Arrive early if you want convenient parking. Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug free). Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact 6896553, Marge. Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays, 7pm, United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS, BT) Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St. Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall. Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984 Wilcox Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line: If you are living with physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, Call 1-800-374-WISE. Serving Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem drinking, please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to you - 652-5574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only. CEDAR SPRINGS: East Nelson United Methodist Church. 9024 18 Mile Rd. between Tisdel & Keller Ave. Saturdays at 10am. Open meeting, AA - Alanon. Non Smoking. Call Sandy M. 616-696-3205. MORLEY: Open Meeting. Smoking allowed. 19180 Monroe, Morley. Call Darryl for more info. (616) 826-0859. SPARTA: Sparta United Methodist Church, Monday 7:00pm; Monday, 7:30pm, Frank 678-4534, Wednesdays, 12noon, Harold 678-7508, Wednesdays, 8:00pm, Anggie 887-9952; Sparta Baptist Church, Fridays 7:30pm, Roger 887-8508 (Spanish Speaking) KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya 6757663 SAND LAKE: Sand Lake Alcoholics Anonymous/NA: (AA/NA Closed Meeting - Women Only). Sand Lake United Methodist Church (Bldg next to the church), corner of Maple Street and Sixth Street, Tuesday at 7:00pm. (front door entrance). Sand Lake, open meeting, Monday’s 7pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sand Lake. CROTON-HARDY: New Croton Township Hall, 5833 Division, Fri. 8pm - C; Sun. 7pm - O HOWARD CITY: VFW Hall, 1/2 mile south of Howard City, Larry 616-7235081, Wed. 7:30pm - O GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. 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Bring in your unwanted clothing items.

Need some extra spending cash?

• Now Carrying Spirit Wear • New Prices to Fit Any Budget

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Gary & Sue’s TLC
14 W. Lake St. • Sand Lake
M-Th 8 - 7:15 • F 8 - 6:15 Sat. & Sun. 8 - 5:15

The new trendy Resale Store
Located Downtown Cedar Springs 60 N. Main, Cedar Springs 616-696-1115

HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 10 - 6 • Sat. 10 - 2

"Meet the Artist" Saturday
Join us Saturday, December 17th at Kindel & Co. From 12-4pm for an In-House Jewelry Party by one of Howard City's own Designers, Stacy Durian.
She'll be on hand to make minor repairs to your existing Jewelry and even re-string or re-create your "outdated" pieces. Come on down from some hometown fun with friends. She will also be offering 10% off her Unique Designs Saturday ONLY. * Special Orders can be taken but not guaranteed before Christmas.

Christmas Blow Out Sale
616-636-5450
FREE WI-FI

133 Edgerton Howard City, MI 49329
HOME DECOR • GIFTS • LOCAL ART

231-937-9090

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RIVER VALLEY COMBO
Tri-County Shopper • River Valley Shopper Pioneer East Shopper • Monday Pioneer

090 Business Services
YOUR LOCAL INTERNET Provider! $18.45/month Unlimited Dial-up (231)592-9877 www.net-port.com

090 Business Services
GOTCH YA COVERED, Attention Home Owners, Clubs, Etc. Holiday Interior Painting/Cleaning. Color match or new color. Have pictures/references. 231-3359299.
ROOFING: ALL TYPES Repairs & Leaks. Free Estimates 20yrs. experience Licensed/Insured (616)636-8288 Ensley Roofing, LLC

110 For Rent
2 BEDROOM HOUSE w/garage Croton, natural gas, no pets. $650/$600 per month plus utilities, security deposit. (231)652-2932 or (231)519-1289. 1-OR-2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, 1-year lease, large yard, close to BR, no pets. Starting $375/month. 231-796-4564 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX, just outside Big Rapids City Limits - includes washer/dryer $650.00/month plus electric - $650.00 security deposit (231) 629-2695. 3-BDRM, 2-BA. RANCH on M66, house is in excellent shape, appliances included, AC, $550/mo. Large remodeled 3-bdrm, 1-1/2ba. half mile south of Evart, natural gas, AC, $600/mo. Very nice 16X80 3-bdrm., 2-ba., AC, Reed City area, $550/mo. 1 month deposit, 1 month in advance, indoor pets by approval with deposit. (989)430-5694 E-mail your classified ad to rvshopper @pioneergroup.com HOWARD CITY: RURAL one bedroom upstairs apartment. No pets, garbage & utilities included. $495/month. 231-2184221. LEASE YOUR HOME 3 Bedroom $248 moves you in No rent until 2/1/2012 All Appliances washer/dryer storage shed included Sun Homes at VILLAGE TRAILS 518 Hickory Lane in Howard City CALL TODAY! 888-284-9098 call for details Expires 12/30/11 MORLEY MOTEL DAILY Rooms from $40, Weekly rooms from $165. Includes utilities. No Deposit. (231)856-7820. ROOM MATE WANTED. $400/month includes everything. Howard City Area. 231-937-5316. SHADY LAWN MOTEL: Sand Lake, MI. Special rates. Furnished cabin with kitchenette $113.25/week. Furnished small cabins, $96.60/week. (Above prices include utilities) Call for availability (616)6960386, or (616)638-5658. If no answer, call (616)636-8967.

Reach Over 60,000 Homes! 1 Words ~ $35.00 5
Additional words 35¢ each per week.

Call or Go Online (231)937-4740 www.pioneergroup.com

DIVORCE. SUPPORT. CUSTODY. IT’S WHAT WE DO.
Former Friend of the Court Referee Jeanne Jerow • Howard City Consult: Tough, Compassionate, Experienced Attorney

100 Pets & Supplies
FOUCHE PUPPIES: WESTIE/YORKIE mix, 2/male, 2/female. 231-937-6597. $200/OBO. PUPPIES: FOR SALE Chihuahua puppies, ready now. Good colors. 2 litters to choose from. Brenneman's 14242 5 Mile Rd. Morley.

1-888-622-8622

Happy, Healthy Holidays
Give yourself or a loved one the gift of health
• Spend $75 to $199* and receive a free, pre-selected item from the Tamarac Pro Shop • Spend $200 to $449* and receive a free, pre-selected item from the Tamarac Pro Shop and $10 in Tamarac Bucks • Spend $450 and up* and receive a free, pre-selected item from the Pro Shop, $10 in Tamarac Bucks and a Tamarac
stadium blanket
*Excluding Ahhh products and services, Health One products and Tamarac Citizen dues

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THE RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER
491 W. Shaw (M-82) Howard City (231)937-4740 Open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm Friday 9am-1pm For all of your advertising needs!

Offer good November 25 through December 24. Some restrictions apply. For more information call 231.924.1600.

170 Items for Sale
48" CUB CADET 3 bag grass collector system w/mount. $175 (989)304-0215. BRIDAL GOWN INVENTORY Reduction. Also prom, mother's, bridesmaid. Up to 70% off, through 12/31/2011. Miller Bridal -Fremont 231-924-1900. HEAVY DUTY WASHER/DRYER set, very nice condition $200 OBO. (989)4887779.

1401 West Main Street, Fremont, Michigan 49412 231.924.1600 tamaracwellness.org

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The Cleaner, The Better
By Tresa Erickson

Health Matters

Take a look around your home. See any dust? Chances are you do. According to recent estimates, an average-sized home produces over 40 pounds of dust each year. In spite of this figure, many people think dust is no big deal until they discover just how much of it stays trapped in their home. As heating and cooling units recycle the air within homes, pollutants like dust, chemicals and gases pile up, resulting in poor air quality.

Whether used occasionally or frequently, almost anything can emit pollution, including air fresheners, space heaters and household cleaners. As the number of pollutants in the air increases, some adults and children may become sensitive to them and suffer dizziness, headaches, nausea, sinus congestion and itchy eyes and throats. Poor indoor air quality can cause asthma, too. Fortunately, indoor air pollution can be controlled and air quality improved.

To control air pollution, you need to target all of the items in your home that contribute to the problem and change, reduce or eliminate your use of them. When working with chemicals and other toxic substances, go outdoors if possible. If not, open the doors and windows and turn on some fans to create adequate ventilation. Use toxic substances as little as possible and switch to more natural products when available. Finally, steer clear of all major work involving toxic substances like the removal of lead paint or asbestos. These jobs are best left up to professionals who have the knowledge and resources to protect themselves.
“Helping people sleep since 1980”

To improve the air quality in your home, you need to limit your use of toxic substances and take advantage of the tools available to reduce air pollution. If you don’t have them already, install exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathrooms and use them as needed to remove noxious fumes. Ensure your furnace receives outside air to improve its efficiency and prevent the build-up of carbon monoxide. Purchase an air purifier with a HEPA filter and use it regularly to clean the air within your home. There are a number of products on the market to improve indoor air quality. For further ideas, consult a professional. The less polluted the air is in your home, the healthier you and your family are likely to be. Don’t neglect the air quality within your home. Do your best to keep it as free of pollutants as possible.
21226 Perry St., Big Rapids Mon. - Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-5

www.thebedroomcenter.com

(231) 796-4455

1244 W. Main St., Fremont Mon. - Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. Closed

(231) 924-6510

New Location for December!
The Stream 1 State Road Newaygo, MI
December Spirit Night Thursday, December 15 The Gift—A Mother and Daughter’s Love for Each Other
centers around the spirit of giving. This December, as the priceless gifts of all…the gift of a mother and daughter’s love for each other. Through ups and downs, the motherprovides insight into many health concerns as well. A fun daughter relationship is one of life’s biggest blessings, and The holidays are upon us as families reunite and life

spirit of giving is in full bloom, let us honor one of the most

evening of mother-daughter connection, hope you’ll join us!

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THINK YOU CAN’T BUY AN AMERICAN-MADE GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS?

THINK AGAIN

Used Books for the Whole Family

Bay Leaf Used Books

B Books

616-636-8500
(Next to Bargains Galore) Closed Sun. & Mon. Only

49 E. Lake • Sand Lake www.bayleafbooks.com

117 W. Main • Stanton

A Touch of Whimsy

Scrapbooking

Peddler’s Patch
Downtown Lakeview 989-352-1168
Closed Sun. & Mon.

Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Home Decor & More

616-824-9653

Unique Gifts

Doug’s RV/Camper Repair Service
2250 2250 Howard City Edmore Rd ard City-Edmore Rd. d Cit Edmore d ore or Six Lakes

Truck Accessories Order in time for Christmas!

River Valley News Shopper
491 W. Shaw • Howard City

American Made... American Read
231-937-4740

6081 Gravel Ridge Rd. • Lakeview Call For Our Holiday Hours
(west of M-91 & south off M-46)

Primitive Keepings
989-352-7937

989-365-4000

Cleaning

Gift Certificates

Well Being

srichardson50@charter.net

H: 231-937-7854 C: 231-598-1001

Angel’s 5 Cleaning Services

1405 S. Ensley • Howard City M - Th 9 - 8 • Fri. 9 - 4 Sat. 9 - 3

837 W. Shaw • Howard City

231-937-6991

231-937-9370 www.naturesatrium.com

100% Local, 100% Appreciated!
When we care about other Americans, we care about our communities. The benefits will come back to us in ways we can’t imagine. Let’s start a new American Tradition…

Keep small business running!

~ BELIEVE ~

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… for holiday shopping stress relief.

Escape to Ahhh…

2006 Toyota Highlander

$11,795
2004 Ford F150

2004 Chevy Cavalier LS

$5,495

$8,995

2009 Chrysler Town & Country

$15,995

2009 Dodge Journey

$14,995
2008 Isuzu Ascender

2008 Chrysler Town & Country

$13,495

December Experience - Special Holiday Packages!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Spa Day. Total body exfoliation, massage, facial, pedicure and hand treatment. $200. O Little Spa at Tamarac. Choose between body massage and facial. Includes a pedicure and hand treatment. $100. All I Want for the Holidays is My Two Pedi Feet. Treat yourself and a special person to relaxing foot and hand treatments – together! $80. Frosty the Facial. Choose between glycolic peel or microdermabrasion, followed by a soothing facial. Includes full size, professional grade cleanser. $100. All Wrapped Up for the Holidays. Tantalizing body wrap, back massage and special lotion to take home. $80. Many more!

$11,995
2007 Pontiac G5 GT

2005 Cadillac CTS

$11,995 $5,995

$8,495

2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008 Chevy HHR

2008 Chevy Malibu

$10,995

$7,995

2002 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

$4,795 www.231yescars.com
19449 M46 Highway • Howard City 1 Mile East of US131 off Exit 120

Visit Our Website!

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2-DAY SEAFOOD ROADSHOW RD. FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY, DECEMBER 16 & 17, 8AM - 8PM AT PLUMB’S NEWAYGO STORE, 193 W. RIVER VALLEY
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99
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save up to ~2.00 lb.

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99
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Product of Thailand Extra Large, Cooked

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9

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99

Atlantic Salmon Fillets
save up to ~3.00 lb.

799
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King Crab Legs
save up to ~3.00 lb.

Colossal North Atlantic

1499
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Lobster Tails
save up to ~5.00 lb.

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save up to ~2.00 lb.

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Walter’s Smoked

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99

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DECEMBER 16 & 17 · 8AM TO 8PM · 193 W. RIVER VALLEY DR., NEWAYGO ALSO AT 520 WHITEHALL RD, N. MUSKEGON AND 3271 COLBY STREET, WHITEHALL

Rent this space.

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

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

110 Edgar St. • Lakeview

989-352-6836

Rent this space.

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church 989-427-5645

Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 am Sunday School • 11 am Sunday Evening Bible Study 6 pm Wednesday Kids Program & Prayer Meeting • 7 pm Other Opportunities: Choir, Small Group Bible Studies, & Youth Groups

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

1051 E. Howard City Rd. Edmore

Rent this space.

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

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

Rev. Joseph Pettit

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

Pierson Bible Church
101 Grand • Pierson, MI
Sunday School – 9:45 am Worship – 11:00 am Evening – 6:00 pm Teens – 5:30 pm Tuesday - Grief Share 9:00 am Wed. Services – 6:00 pm BLAST during school year – 6-7:15 pm Ladies Bible Study – 1:00 pm Ladies J.O.Y. meets 1st Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm

You’re Invited To…

M-46 East of Old 131

Bethel Lutheran Church

SAND LAKE

231-937-4921
Pastor Steven Frentz
Worship Service 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sat. Night Service 5:00
Youth Activities - Call Church
www.bethellutheranchurchonline.org

45 6th St. • Sand Lake Rev. Darryl Miller Phone: 616-636-5673
Worship Service 9:30 am Children’s Church 9:30 am ~ FOR RENT ~ Church Ed. Building with fully equipped kitchen. Make reservations now for your parties, family reunions, showers, graduations, group meetings. Call Crystal Gould at 616-636-5615 $65.00 Rental, additional $25.00 refundable cleaning fee. • NO ALCOHOL •

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Emmanuel Baptist Church
16028 Isabella St. • Coral Morning Worship 10 am Sunday School 11:15 am Evening Service 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm

Pastor Thomas Sluys
www.piersonbiblechurch.org

231-354-6347 231-354-6311
Gospel Jamboree 3rd Sat. of the month.

Pastor Bert Boes

616-636-5542

United Methodist Church
19931 W. Kendaville • Pierson
Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am* Sunday Youth Activities 5:30 pm* Wed.: Kids Club 6 pm* *September to May

HERITAGE

First Baptist CHURCH OF THE Church City FULL GOSPEL (Since 1946) 304 Shaw St. • Howard
Sunday School .....................9:45 am Morning Worship...............11:00 am Evening Worship .................6:00 pm

Celebrating 135 Years of Ministry in Howard City

Non-Denominational

Pentecostal Grace
180 E. Lake St. SAND LAKE 1 block E. of Traffic Light

Pastor Jonathan Williams 616-636-5561
Sunday Morning Worship - 9:30 AM Sunday School for all ages - 11:00 AM Sunday Evening Worship - 6:00 PM Wednesday Adult Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM Wednesday Youth Ministry - 6:30 PM (7th - 12th grade) Wednesday AWANA - 6:30 PM (K-6th grade)

8860 21 Mile Rd • Sand Lake

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Awana (grades K-6th) Teen Activity Center Adults Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 pm

Brad Brillhart, Pastor

231-937-4310

Office Phone

Church Phone: 231-937-4809 www.howardcitybaptist.com

Pastor Brian Humphreys Associate Pastor Paul Austin

Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning 11 am Sunday Night 6 pm Wed. Bible Study 7 pm Pastor Verta Giddings Pastor Gary Giddings

(616) 636-5628 (616) 799-0331

Come Worship the Lord With Us!

Northland Church of Christ

PINE GROVE
Community Church
A Christian Reformed Ministry
Sunday Service 10 am Boys & Girls Clubs Wednesday at 7 pm Teen Activities - Call Church

A non-denominational New Testament Church

Rent this space.
Call for details. 231-937-4740 1-888-937-4740
9920 Reed Rd., Howard City

Sunday Worship....................... 10 AM Bible School for all ages ..... 11:30 AM (Staffed nursery available)

Non Denominational
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 am Sunday Evening Service & Youth Group 6 pm Mens & Womens Discipleship groups offered throughout the week. For more info, call or visit our web site at: www.grace-hc.org Email: grace@oneisp.net

Matt. 6:33
“Christ in you, the hope of glory” - Cor. 1:27

Corner of Cypress & 136th

South Ensley United Methodist Church

Mr. Dan Nicksich, Senior Pastor 9891 Mason Dr. • Grant M-37 South of Newaygo

www.ensleyumc.org Rev. Darryl Miller Office: 616-636-5659
Sunday Worship 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am

231-937-5250
On M-82, 5 miles west of Howard City

231-834-9910

231-937-6440 or 937-6833

Pastor Joel Cooper Pastor Jorge Ballivian

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Deerfield Bible Church

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

759 150th Avenue • Morley

Pastor Frank Taylor

231-580-9649

Sunday School • 10:00 a.m. Worship Service • 11:00 a.m. Evening Service • 6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting • 6:30 p.m.
To know Christ and to make Christ known.

Join Us In Worship

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170 Items for Sale
DISHWASHER, STAINLESS STEEL, Frigidaire, 24" built-in, brand new, still in box $300 (231)856-0563 or (231)4142248.

170 Items for Sale
Winter Cleaning? And now have stuff to sell? Let our Classified Ads help you out! Call THE RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 231-937-4740

VFW Post #4249
9075 Mason Dr. • Newaygo

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250 Autos for Sale
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December 12, 2011

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Local bankers lending the way. Teresa Schab
Serving Cedar Springs and Howard City

Senior Loan Officer P: 616.696.0221 tschab@ibcp.com www.independentbank.com/mortgage/tschab
4115 17 Mile Road Cedar Springs

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Mark Hoskins
REALTOR®

Preferred REALTORS 502 Northland Dr. NE • Rockford, MI Cell: 616.893.9422 Bus.: 616.866.1212 E-Mail: markhoskins50@grar.com
An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

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WILL YOU BE WILL YOU BE I

Stepparents step up and adopt
By Jeanne L. Jerow, Attorney, Counselor, Mediator • Howard City

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The children need it. The child will benefit greatly by being adopted. She will live with two parents, parents who are married. She One of the prevalent situations where an adop- will not have to wonder when her other parent tion gets approved is the occasion where the will come see her, if ever. She will continue absent parent has not had regular and frequent to grow the already-present bond she has with contact with the child over the previous two her stepparent – who will become her true paryears, and has not paid regular child support ent. She will receive additional support both for the child over the previous two years. emotionally and monetarily from her new, true, legal parent. Instead of dysfunction, her life ‘Regular contact’ does not have to be weekly or even monthly, nor does it necessarily have to will stabilize. be only in person. The question is whether the The parent needs it. The custodial parent will child has been experiencing contact with some benefit in the same way emotionally. What regularity – by some combination of phone, better gift than to have your child receive a mail, and visits – with her non-custodial par- parent who has chosen your child to love? ent. Nor does it matter whether the court has Everyone wins. Well, not exactly everyone. ordered the non-custodial parent to pay child Just because the non-custodial parent’s parental support. If the non-custodial parent hasn’t paid rights are terminated, arrearages already owed ‘regular support’ by court order or voluntarily, in child support, and perhaps future child supher parental rights may be easy to terminate. port as well, are not forgiven. That’s because A straightforward process. Michigan law provides a relatively easy process. Once the petition for adoption is filed, and the noncustodial parent notified, the court’s assistant investigates the proposed new parents (meaning the one already-legal-and-true parent, and the stepparent spouse of a year or more). A home visit, interviews, employers and references are checked. The non-custodial parent has an opportunity to object to the petition, or to voluntarily relinquish her parental rights. If she refuses, her

Stepparents become parents. The typical scenario for a stepparent adoption involves a parent, a child, and the parent’s spouse of more than one year, who has already established a relationship with the child. Although the Circuit courts have on extraordinary occasion allowed a stepparent to adopt before being married for one full year, it’s not contemplated by the statute.

rights will likely be terminated anyway if she’s failed to keep regular contact and pay regular support for the child. But U.S. due process rights guarantee every parent an opportunity to explain, object, and defend herself when a request is made to terminate her parental rights.

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the adoption is about giving a child a present, loving parent. Adoption fosters a parent-child, face-to-face, interpersonal relationship, for which all of us should have the opportunity. But it does not eliminate a birth-parent’s obligation to support the children they have brought into this world.

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616-636-8441

16 Years In Business

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

CEDAR BODY SHOP INC.
Serving The Area Since 1954 • Expert Color Match • Frame Repair • Collision Work • State Certified Tech. • Low Cost Rentals Available • Free Estimates
For professional work and guaranteed satisfaction, See Us!

231-937-4740
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Mon. - Fri. 8 - 5 13399 White Creek • Cedar Springs • Off 131 Expressway 1/2 mile south of 17 Mile, Cedar Springs

Call 616-696-1830 Dan Scheidel, Owner

Starters & Alternators

Quick Start Batteries

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

S. Wemmer, D.D.S.
205 E. Edgerton • Howard City Hours by Appointment

Family Dentistry

SEPTIC TANK CLEANING
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Also Portable Toilet Rentals for any occasion

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Just Arrived, 2008 Chevy Silverado Ext, 2WD 1LT, 5.3 V8, 1 owner, 24,000 actual miles. Available today, call Paul. 2009 GMC Envoy Denali, 1 owner trade, loaded with leather, looks brand new. See Paul today. 2010 Ford Fusion SE, 32,000 actual miles, balance of factory warranty, looks new. Call Paul. 2010 Chevy Ext. Cab 4x4, local one owner trade, 32,000 actual miles, full power, big savings on this one when you ask for Paul. 2005 & 2006 Buick LaCrosse CXL, local lady-owned, immaculate condition, special deal on this one. Contact Paul Riley. 2007 Chevy Malibu LS, low miles, full power, just arrived! Just call Paul today. 2011 Buick Enclave AWD, loaded with equipment, low miles, factory program. Not many around as nice as this is! Ask for Paul Riley. 2007 GMC Envoy, local trade, full power priced to sell. Be sure to ask for Paul Riley. Your Chevy Impala is waiting! Factory program, 2007-2011, 8 to choose from. Pick yours up today. Contact Paul. 2010 Chevy Impala LTZ Demo, full power, white w/ebony leather. December special on this unit. Great deals happen when you ask for Paul. 2011 Chevy Cruze, factory program, low miles. Save Big $$$. 2 to choose from. Stop and see Paul. 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL, absolutely mint, balance of factory warranty, low miles, 2 to choose from. Call Paul Riley. 2011 Chevy Equinox 2LT, factory program, full power, balance of new car warranty. See Paul Riley today! 2007 Chevy Uplander Mini Van, LT, low miles, GM Certified. Can be yours when you ask for Paul.

December Discounts are Waiting Under Bookwalter's Christmas Tree!

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Kelsey Hospital

Happy Holidays
from

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May the new year bring you and your loved ones peace, joy and health.

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spectrumhealth.org/kelsey | 418 Washington Ave | Lakeview, MI 48850

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(231) 796-4455
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CALL OR VISIT US TO SEE WHAT YOUR VEHICLE IS WORTH
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1 Mile North of M-57 (14 Mile Road)
Hours: Mon. & Wed. 9:30 am - 8 pm Tue., Thur. & Fri. 9:30 am - 6 pm Sat. 10 am - 2 pm

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Lakeview Dental Associates, PC
William J. Winget, DDS Jeremy J. Thietten, DDS
• Root Canals • Braces • Implants

Miscellaneous
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“Michigan Car-Deer Crash Safety Awareness Month.”
In Michigan in 2010 there were 55,867 reported car-deer crashes with 11 motorists killed and 1,277 injured. About 80 percent of all car-deer crashes take place on two-lane roads between dusk and dawn. (Of the reported car-deer accidents Kent County is number one and Montcalm County is number six in the state’s highest accident rate).

What can you do? • Stay aware, awake, alert, and sober. • Remember, safety belts are your best defense in any collision. • Be alert for deer in spring and fall, especially at dawn and dusk. • Heed deer crossing and speed limit signs, particularly on two-lane roads.

For more information about what you can do to avoid a car-deer accident and what to do if you do have a car-deer accident, please visit our website http://www.hillsbodyshop.com/

If you have had the misfortune of hitting a deer, Hill’s Body Shop, Inc. is here to help restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. Your insurance company may refer you to one of their “preferred” repair facilities. These body shops have an agreement with your insurance company to keep down the cost of your vehicle repair in exchange for referrals. We believe it’s not in your best interest to take your vehicle to these contracted repair shops. We believe safety and quality should come before cost, whereas these “preferred” shops seem to put cost before quality and safety. We believe it to be unethical to cheapen your vehicle repair to save your insurance company money. You’re our customer, not your insurance company’s. Hill’s Body Shop, Inc. has always and will always provide the finest repairs available.

We at Hill’s Body Shop have noticed an increase in deer hits in the month of October through December and a big surge directly after the end of Daylight Savings, because more people are still on the road at sunset.

If a crash is unavoidable: • Don’t swerve! • Brake firmly • Hold on to the steering wheel. • Stay in your lane. • Bring your vehicle to a controlled stop.

Hill’s Body Shop
“Quality Service You Can Depend On”
507 W. Shaw • Howard City • Next to Mobil Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

231-937-7380 or 800-938-9141

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This year is packed with cute and cuddly critters. You’ll love this calendar.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE NEW 2012 RIVER VALLEY PET CALENDARS?

Select Care Physical Therapy
North End of Town (Next to Carpet Store) 7762 N. Federal Road, Howard City, MI 49329
• Aquatic Therapy (Only one in Town) • Anodyne for Neuropathy • Vestibular Rehab/Balance Training/ Fall Prevention • Sports Medicine/Kinesio Taping • Work Injuries/Auto Injuries • Pain Mannagement • Orthopaedic Manual Therapy • Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/Osteoporosis Therapy Program • Post-op Edema Management Not affiliated with any other therapy provider in the area. Operated by husband and wife physical therapist team with combined experience of 30 years. Our therapists work only at this location, and are highly trained and certified. Our Hand-On approach is the strength behind our successful treatment programs. Therapy provided by licensed physical therapists only.

Call these businesses for availability!
VanderHyde Ford, 345 N. Main St., Cedar Springs ACE/Auntie ACE Home Health Care, 239 S. Ensley St, Howard City Gerber Memorial, 212 S. Sullivan St., Fremont Trumpets & Doves, 10770 Maple Hill Rd, Howard City Gold Buyer, 7 E. Main St., Grant Sparta Chevrolet, 8955 Sparta Ave., Sparta Andy’s Tree Service, call 1-800-982-4540, Howard City Ray Winnie Auto Sales, corner of M-57 & M-91, Greenville Petersen’s Auction Service, (616) 984-2168, Trufant Grand Rental Station, 3575 14 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs Riversbend Animal Hospital, PC, 10565 Northland Dr, Big Rapids Coral Power Shop, 15990 Grant St, Coral Cedar Car Co., 12771 Northland Dr, Cedar Springs White’s, 222 N. Ensley (old 131), Howard City Medics, PC, 220 N. Ensley, Howard City Nelson’s Farm Market, 469 W. 112th St, Grant Tinney, 14 Mile Rd, West of Greenville The Topper Shop, 1471 S. Greenville Rd (M-91), Greenville Dosch’s Deer Processing, 1/2 Mile West of Hardy Dam on 36th St Larry’s Northtown Furniture & Appliance, 6481 N. Greenville Rd., Greenville A-1 Communications, Inc., 701 S. Greenville West Dr (next to the Secretary of State), Greenville Ed Koehn, One Mile West of Greenville on M-57 Ed Koehn, 11282 W. Carson City Rd., Greenville Ed Koehn, 14 Mile Rd (M-57), Rockford Creative Technologies Academy, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs AC Metal Sales, on M-82 in Fremont River Valley News Shopper, 491 W. Shaw, Howard City Wilson’s Home Improvement, M-82 - 3 Miles West of US-131

Working Hours: Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 5 pm
*Early morning and late evening appt. are available, please inquire within.

All insurances are welcome, flexible payment plans for co-payments, deductible, private pay, etc.

www.selectcarept.com

231-937-8485 Fax: 231-937-9836

For some of us we think our education is over when we leave High School. Others go on to College and some continue with Post Graduate education. And then there is the school of life. We all attend that. Some of us are fast learners, some are slow learners. Some times we continue to make the same mistakes over and over. One of my Life Teachers said, “There are no mistakes, it is just like making a movie, there are mis-takes. That means we get to keep doing it over and over until we get it right — take after take.” So that is what real education is about. A wise man or woman has had many mis-takes. He or she has tried it many ways and has found ways that work better than others. Formal education is very important, but that education is learning about things that other people have tried. Their trials and errors can shorten our process if we are smart enough to learn from their mis-takes. But ultimately we have to then go out on our own and see how things work. We have to learn our own lessons. After formal education there are many ways to learn. Books are full of information. Lakeview has a fabulous new Library. Some people do not have time to read or do not like to read. For them, there are books on tape. I drive to Alma three days per week. That is about five hours a week. Listening to a book on tape or an educational program, while driving, is a great way to learn effortlessly during a time that would otherwise be totally wasted. In a year that is about 250 hours of productive , learning. The internet with Google and downloadable information has given a whole new meaning to learning and education. Nearly any information is immediately available to anyone who is looking for answers. Knowledge is an interesting thing. The more information you have, the more it integrates with everything else you know. For example, if the only tool you had was a hammer, it would be hard to cut a board making a nice square cut. When you add tools, you can do more work with more precision. When you have knowledge from many different areas of life, then you can begin to think outside the box. You can put new ideas together. You will think of things that no one else ever thought of because you can now see things in a new and unique way. You will want to study things outside of your normal interest. If all you read now is hunting or sports magazines, try reading about cooking or religion. If all you read is about religion or politics, try reading about health and auto mechanics. Spread you knowledge wings. Try something new. As far as your health, you want to have as much knowledge as possible. Gone are the days when you can just let the Doctor do everything. Now it is important to educate yourself as much as possible about normal health, nutrition, toxins, supplements, food, cleanses, exercise, etc to maintain perfect health. If you have an illness, study about this condition. Explore options to find other things that may help. Become an expert. Learn to be the captain of your own ship, with as much education, information and knowledge as possible to guide you. Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.

Education – Learning For Life

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CELEBRATION
NEW 2012 KIA FORTE EX
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NEW 2012 KIA SEDONA LX

$

149
FORTE EX
0 $6,034 $9,948 $2,155 $2,731 39 / 12,000 .20

*

$

19,990
• 5 years/60,000 mile limited basic warranty

*

Security Deposit Total of Payments Lease End Value Down Payment Total Due at Signing Term/Miles Cost Per Mile Over

• 10 years/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty • 5 years/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty • 5 years/60,000 mile 24-hour roadside assistance

Warranty is a limited powertrain warranty for details see retailer or visit kia.com

Plus tax, title, freight, doc fee, plates, all rebates to dealer. Must qualify for competitive bonus or owner loyalty. Requires Kia financing with approved credit. Offer expires December 31, 2011.

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2006 DODGE CARAVAN SE
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44,000 Miles, Fact. Warr. K10749A.

2009 KIA SPECTRA LX

2007 FORD FUSION SEL

2006 PACIFICA TOURING
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2008 CHEVY COBALT LT
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Enjoy Factory Warranty. K20288A.

2008 KIA OPTIMA LX

$

11,451/$193 mo.
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$

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$

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$

12,914/$227 mo.
2006 LINCOLN LS

2008 DODGE CALIBER SXT

Only 45,000 Miles. K10835A.

2007 PONTIAC G6

2009 CHEVY IMPALA LT

2009 JEEP PATRIOT

Hatchback, Moonroof. K20215A.

2009 KIA SPECTRA 5

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$

13,859/$234 mo.

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13,997/$234 mo.
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14,588/$288 mo.

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14,816/$232 mo.

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15,469/$272 mo.

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2008 EDGE SE FWD

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2010 CHEVY MALIBU LT

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3385 Alpine Ave. NW
Just North of I-96 on Alpine
Just Minutes From Where You Are!

www.kellerfordkia.com
Got Questions!?
Click the Live Chat on our website.

Pre-Owned vehicles, plus tax, title, license and doc fee. See dealer for details. Pre-owned vehicle payments with qualifying credit only. All payments on pre-owned vehicles based on $49 plus tax down. 07-11 = 72 mos @ 5%, 05-06 = 66 mos @ 5%, 02-04 = 48 mos @ 6% or older = 42 mos @8.9%. Vehicles may be subject to prior sale.

Hours: Mon. & Wed. 8:30 am- 7:30 pm; Tue., Thur. & Fri. 8:30 am - 6 pm; Sat. 9 am - 3 pm

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SIGN AND DRIVE!
36 MPG 33 MPG
12C111 12C079

&

12T036

2012 CRUZE LS
Down Payment...............................................$0 Refundable Security Deposit ............................$0 Due at Start ...................................................$0 Total Payments ........................................$7,683 Lease End Options ..................................$8,392 Terms: 39 mo., 12,000 Miles , ,

2012 MALIBU LS
Down Payment...............................................$0 Refundable Security Deposit ............................$0 Due at Start ...................................................$0 Total Payments ........................................$8,151 Lease End Options ................................$10,474 Terms: 39 mo., 12,000 Miles , ,

2012 TRAVERSE LS
Nicely Equipped.
Down Payment...............................................$0 Refundable Security Deposit ............................$0 Due at Start ...................................................$0 Total Payments ......................................$11,505 Lease End Options ................................$15,914 Terms: 39 mo., 12,000 Miles , ,

$

197

Mo. Lease

$

$
32 MPG

16,650

OR BUY FOR Was: $17,485

209

Mo. Lease

$

$

18,999

OR BUY FOR Was: $22,770

295

Mo. Lease

$

27,950

OR BUY FOR Was: $31,205

2012 SILVERADO 3500
Reg. Cab Plow Truck

12T001

2012 EQUINOX LS
Down Payment...............................................$0 Refundable Security Deposit ............................$0 Due at Start ...................................................$0 Total Payments ......................................$11,622 Lease End Options ................................$12,130 Terms: 39 mo., 12,000 Miles

8-1/2 Western V-Plow, Keyless Remote, PW, PL, 6.0 Vortec V8.

$

298

Mo. Lease Was: $42,233

$
$

$
29 MPG

22,980
2011 IMPALA LS

OR BUY FOR Was: $24,260

5,034

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Sale

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37,199
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11C054 11C054 1C 4

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$ Sale

18,580

6,925

DEMO SALE

0%
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$

2011 SILVERADO W/T

Cruise Control, Locking Diff, CD, & More

6,715

Was: $23,390

Sale l

$

16,675

11T411

Rebate(s) To Dealer. No hidden fees or charges, just add tax, title, plate, and doc fee. Promotional rates require qualifying credit and are in lieu of most rebates. Leases must be S-Tier to qualify. Must take delivery by 1/2/2012. Residency or other restrictions may apply. Vehicles may not be exactly as pictured and are subject to prior sale. We have made every effort to assure accuracy and reserve the right to correct and/or amend any errors. In the event rules or incentives change, neither dealer nor customer will be obligated to consummate deal. Due to other special offers which may be available, YOUR PRICE MAY ACTUALLY BE LESS THAN ADVERTISED please ask us for details. Thank You for shopping Sparta Chevrolet.

ALWAYS CLEAN, LOW MILE, LATE MODEL VEHICLES

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