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By DAVID L. BARBER
Managing Editor
Sam Meli stood quietly at the south
fence line, making repairs to a gate on the
last day of the year.
As winter days go, it was cool — more
fall-like, really — as he went about his
gate-mending chores.
Every now and then, though — out of
both habit and necessity — he glanced
over his shoulders, first over his left shoul-
der and then over his right shoulder, to
visually scan the rolling hills and tall trees
behind him.
“I keep an eye on them all the time,” he
said, “because they keep an eye on me.
“Some of them I can trust, others are
just too unpredictable. One might stand
quietly next to me one day, but the next
day I think, well, I think maybe he’d like to
kill me. Really, I think he’d like kill me.”
The reality of the matter is, “he” could
do just that, too. At nearly 1,000 pounds
and sporting a rack of antlers that mea-
sures close to 5-feet long, the male elk Meli
was keeping his eyes on could pretty much
do what he wanted, whenever he wanted,
to whomever he wanted.
“They’re not pets, they’re absolutely
wild animals, Meli said. “And you have
to respect them as being such. When
you’re in their area, you have to be careful
— you have to keep your eyes open.”
Meli, 38, owns the Powerline Elk
Ranch, nestled in northern Mason County
about 14 miles south of Manistee. Located
at the corner of Townline and Stiles roads,
the elk ranch has drawn the watchful eyes
of passing motorists for years.
“Cars pull over all the time and people
get out to look at the elk, and to take
pictures,” he said. “Not too long ago, one
guy accidentally drove his car into the
HOME ON
THE RANGE
Mason County man keeps watchful eye over herd of elk
Photos by Jeanne Barber/News Advocate
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ditch because he couldn’t
believe what he was see-
ing. Fortunately, he wasn’t
hurt.”
A 10-foot tall fence
surrounding Meli’s 7-acre
ranch keeps his prized elk
in, and curiosity seekers
and surrounding wildlife
out. Fences that stand
8-foot tall dissect the inte-
rior properties like a pie,
further keeping the male
elk separated from the
females.
In the natural order
of things, that angers the
male elk in October and
November — mating sea-
son. More than once a male
elk has stood on his hind
hooves and used his chin
and front hooves to break
down the 8-foot fence in
order to gain access to the
teasing females.
“I don’t go near the
males during that time,”
Meli said. “Their testoster-
one is sky-high and they’re
in no mood for me or any-
one else to get too close.
I’ve gotten lots of bruises
and scrapes — even some
stitches — from running
away from them.”
‘I NEVER
FORGET IT’S
THEIR
TERRITORY’
Meli hopes to sell one of
his current trophy animals
for $8,000. With a heard
of 17 elk, Meli raises the
animals for hunting ranch-
es all across the Midwest.
He also sells some for their
meat, which is considered
leaner and higher in pro-
tein than beef or chicken.
Once the antlers have
fallen off, he sells them,
too. Nature artists carve
jewelry from the antlers,
while others turn them
into light fixtures and even
furniture.
“Believe it or not,
they do shed their antlers
every year,” he said. “They
typically lose them right
around March and almost
immediately begin growing
new ones.”
Studies have shown that
elk antlers can grow nearly
an inch a day in the sum-
mer. Because such antlers
grow faster than any other
type of bones, biologists
have studied them for years
hoping to learn the secrets
of rampant cell growth
“It is an amazing thing
to watch them grow,” he
said. “They know how and
when to use them, too.
They can be dangerous
(when they put their head
down).”
Elk use their mam-
moth antlers to protect
themselves against attacks
from prey, including bears.
They also use their antlers
to wrestle with each other
in hopes of establishing
dominance over male elk in
the herd.
Male elk, known as
bulls, can also make loud,
vocal sounds that can be
heard for miles. Called
bugling, the alarming and
obnoxious cry is also meant
to express dominance over
males, as well as to attract
females.
Still, at other times,
Elk can remain stone-cold
quiet and motionless.
Because they easily blend
in with their environment,
they may not be seen, even
though they are standing in
plain sight.
Because elk feed on
grass, plants, leaves and
bark, Meli spends about
$350 on other feed for each
animal, every year.
“I’m out here every day
with them,” he said. “We
‘know’ each other. But, like
I said, I never take my eyes
off them. I never forget
they are wild. I never forget
it’s their territory.”
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What you do for your baby’s
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There’s good news for people who
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While hair loss may be an inevita-
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Most resolutions focus on living a
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antioxidant vitamin E.
Eat an apple a day. Apples are
rich in dietary fiber and a lower-
calorie snack that can help fill you
up. According to the USDA nutrient
database, apples are low in sodium and
contain a variety of essential nutrients
including B vitamins, vitamin C, beta-
carotene, potassium and other minerals.
Eat them chopped, whole or sliced but
not juiced, as juice can have too much
sugar and lacks fiber.
Stay hydrated — drink 8 ounces of
water, eight times a day. Water is cru-
cial to your health as every system in
your body depends on it. You can drink
glasses of water or eat plant foods like
fruits and vegetables that contain a lot
of water. For example, oranges are 87
percent water and cucumbers are 95
percent water.
Making resolutions an achievable reality
NAPSI Photo
One way to get the benefits of plant-based nutrition is to substitute
almondmilk for typical dairy milk in your cereal.
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COMMUNITY
CALENDAR
SUNDAY, JAN. 15
Knights of Columbus chicken dinner, 11:30 •
a.m.-2 p.m.; St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
Women of the Moose, Potato Pancake •
Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Moose Lodge,
Manistee
Coffee Devotion, 3 p.m., Stafono’s, with Pator •
Paco Theisen
PFLAG regular meeting, 2 p.m.; Holy Trinity •
Church, 410 Second Street, Manistee.
Pancake Breakfast, Onekama Lions’ Den, •
8a.m.-12:30p.m., M22 at the Manistee
County Fairgrounds
MONDAY, JAN. 16
Eskel Norbeck Manistee Veterans Counselor •
will process VA claims and other vet/
dependent needs, Veteran center, Manistee
courthouse, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., appt. 398-3587
Senior Center Pinochle, 6 p.m., Senior •
Center. Everyone welcome
TUESDAY, JAN. 17
DAV Service officer will process VA claims, •
other veteran/dependent needs, 10 a.m.-1
p.m., VFW, 28th St., walk-ins welcome, appt.,
723-922
American Legion Service officer, Patrick Kline •
DSO will process VA claims and other vets/
dependent needs 9 a.m.-12 noon 989-280-
3009
Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Reps. will be •
in the office to take applications from vets in
need of Assistance,1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Manistee
County Veterans Office 398-3587
Lighthouse Pregnancy Care Center, 234 •
Parkdale Ave., 398-7984, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ms. B. Matzen , MI. Veterans Employment •
Specialist, DVOW II, DELEG 1660 S US 31,
9 a.m.-4 p.m. 231-398-3175
Story Time, 11 a.m., Main Library. All kids •
welcome
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
Preschool Screening Clinic. Please call for •
appointment. Manistee ISD, 723-6205
VFW Service officer, VA will process VA •
claims, other veteran/dependent needs,
Walk-ins welcome 10 a.m. -2 p.m. VFW,
28th St., Manistee, appt. 723-9220
Moose Lodge Burger/Hot Dog Baskets, 5-7 •
p.m., Manistee
TOPS 1801, 11a.m. weigh-in, 11:15-12 •
noon meeting, First Baptist Church, 1201
Lakeshore Rd.
AA meetings daily, Manistee and Mason •
counties. (231)864-4503 for times and
location.
Jr. Clio Club Meeting, 1:30 p.m.; at Mary •
Ellen Miller’s home.
•Blood drive, 3-7 p.m.; Faith Covenant •
Church. 723-7173, 935-3030
THURSDAY, JAN. 19
VFW Meeting 7 p.m., 28th St., Manistee •
Lighthouse Pregnancy Care Center, 234 •
Parkdale Ave., 398-7984, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Manistee Area Parkinson Support meeting, •
11 a.m., West Shore Medical Center
Education Center.
Michigan Blood Drive, 12noon-4p.m., West •
Shore Medical Center Education Center,
classroom #2.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
•Showing of the film “Courageous,” 7:30 p.m.,
Assembly of God, 611 Merkey Road
SATURDAY, JAN. 21
Moose Lodge Pork Roast Dinner, 5-7:30 •
p.m., Manistee
Free outdoor activities, ski, hike, snowshoe, •
10 a.m.; Pine Valley Pathway. Sponsored by
Spirit of the Woods.
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PETS AVAILABLE FORADOPTION
We have several dogs that have been at the shelter for many, many
months and urgently need homes: ZIPPY: 3 year old male charcoal
colored lab mix; VENUS: 3 year old female orange shepherd mix; IMON:
4 year old female lab mix; SHERLOCK: 7 year old male Coonhound
mix; BEAR: 2 year old male black lab/pitbull mix.
★★★★★★★★★★★★
BROOKLYN: 6 month old grey/white female; AMP: 5 month old
male black tabby; DORY: 9 month old grey female; ANDY: 7 year old
very shy black male; ORCHID: 8 month old female brown tabby; SPRITE:
6 month old female calico; HELEN: 5 year old female grey/white; THETA:
2 year old female brown tabby AND MANY, MANY MORE!!
www.petfinder.com (search by zip code 49660)
231-723-PETS (7387)
homewardboundmanistee.org
HOMEWARD BOUND ANIMAL SHELTER
736 PAWS TRAIL, MANISTEE, MI 49660
Benzie County is seeking a full-time administrative assistant to serve in the
County Administrator's office. This is a highly responsible position which will
provide advanced, complex and varied administrative and technical support
for the Administrator and to responsibly handle confidential information.
Must be able to work constructively with elected officials, departments,
community officials and citizens; excellent people/customer service skills are
necessary. Budget-conscious, and able to adapt positively to changing cir-
cumstances and priorities.
Essential tasks include but not limited to scheduling, verbal and written
communications, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation preparation,
payroll processing, accounts payable, research and analytical calculations,
meeting minutes, record-keeping, information requests, preparation and fil-
ing of correspondence, reports, policies, contracts, etc.,
Minimum qualifications: Associate's degree or equivalent; 3 years of
office experience. Must be accurate and skilled with grammar, punctuation,
spelling and basic math. Experience with and/or knowledge of: fund
accounting, purchasing, accounts payable and payroll processing.
Experience with human resources/benefits and BS&A software is desired.
Position is full-time with benefits. Salary DOQ/E; please state require-
ments in cover letter.
Submit cover letter, resume, completed application (available on web-
site), wage history and 5 work-related references to County Administrator,
448 Court Place, Beulah, MI 49617, FAX 231-882-7072 or e-mail to col-
son@benzieco.net by January 20, 2012. EOE.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
servi ce di rectory
place a service directory ad in the Manistee News Advocate & the West Shore Shoppers’ Guide
call: (231)398-3119 (888)723-3592
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• • • • • • • • • • • •
Accting/Tax Srvcs
JACQUELINE BAKER
Accounting
& Tax
Service
● Individuals ● Partnerships
● Corporations
● Small Business
Electronic Filing
Included!
Day/Evening Appointments
113 Washington Street,
Manistee
(231)398-9455
Adult Caregiver
HELPING HANDS
JBL SERVICES
Day time care giving, grocery
shopping, doctor appointments,
light housekeeping
and meal preparation.
You ask we provide.
(810)240-9822 or (231)907-2628
Appliance Repair
PRECISION
APPLIANCE
SERVICE, LLC
(231)723-3432
Washers, Dryers,
Refrigerators, Freezers,
Ranges, Microwaves,
Water Heaters
Serving Manistee,
Mason & Lake Counties
Locally owned
Tim Bosma
20+ years experience
Reasonable Rates
Fencing
STRAIGHT FENCE
RESIDENTIAL Commercial
Custom Wood ● Vinyl
Chain Link ● Ornamental
Split Rail
Farm Fence
Free Estimates
Fully Insured
Year-around installation
ALSO FIREWOOD
face cords, delivered
Aaron Haywood
(231)690-3429
Handyman
HANDYMAN PLUS
JBL SERVICES
Entertainment Services
High definition, Blu-ray, instruc-
tion and tutorial,
Computer
Optimization/Ram upgrade, WIFI
Plumbing/Electrical
Hook-up/repair
Miscellaneous
Painting, caulking, door/cabinet
installation, various other
services as needed.
(231)907-2626
Heating/Plumbing
D.A. REESE
MECHANICAL
PLUMBING, HEATING,
AIR CONDITIONING
24 hr. Emergency Service
No overtime charge
(231)723-2425
Furnace Clean & Check
$49.95
Income Tax
DOLLARS & SENSE
Tax & Accounting Services
Individual & Business
Income Tax Preparation
Quality work
at a Reasonable Price
Connie Tewes, CPA
Carrie McCarthy
231-398-3050
231-845-7292
A-1 INCOME
TAX
480 E. Parkdale Ave. (US-31)
Jim Berish, EA
723-2337
Providing you both Peace of
Mind and Real Value--
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Prepared Quickly
E-filed at a Reasonable Price.
Visa/MC/Discover Accepted
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Jeweler
NEED CASH?
WE BUY GOLD
& PLATINUM
Closson’s Jewelry
109 E. Ludington Ave.
Ludington, MI
(231)845-0101
Lawn Care
✷ PERFECT CUT
LAWN CARE
of Manistee
"Specializing in all your
Lawn Care Needs"
Fall Clean-up
Snow Removal
Lawn & Grounds
Maintenance
Commercial and Residential
Affordable
Reliable
Licensed and Insured
231-723-8554
231-510-2763
G.O.
LAWN CARE
SERVICE
Giving bids for
snow removal.
Use of plow
or snowblower
Free Estimates, Insured
(231)887-5014
Manistee/Mason County
Painting Services
Rod/Reel Repair
THE REEL PEOPLE
Fishing reel and rod repair shop.
Custom fishing rods.
Clean and repair all makes and
models of reels.
www.thereelpeople.com
Call for appointment
231-275-3021
Lake Ann, Michigan
Satellite TV
Small Engine Repair
NEED SMALL
ENGINE
REPAIR?
We can tune up
your equipment so it's
ready when you are!
GRAND RENTAL
STATION
52 Arthur St. (US31)
Manistee
(231)723-6886
Snow Removal
TOO SMALL
FOR PLOW?
Snowblowing
& Shoveling
(231)729-0198
Windows
•Residential
•Commercial
•Digital Antenna Installation
•Whole House
Audio Systems
“We add our own warranty”
COUNTRY
ROADS TV
Serving Manistee County
for 38 years.
6831 Potter Road, Bear Lake
(231)864-2446
(231)645-7466
VINYL WINDOWS
Replacement and
New Construction
Quality, performance,
Energy Star rated
Receive Energy Tax Credit
Lifetime Warranty
is transferable
PROFESSIONAL
INSTALLATION
Northview Window & Door
Please Call (231)889-4565
GUTOWSKI PAINTING
FOR YOUR
PROFESSIONAL NEEDS
✦Interior & Exterior Painting
✦Plaster & Drywall Repairs
✦Pressure Washing
✦Free Estimates
✦Insured
Call Dave
510-6723 or
723-2971
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030 Special Notices
STORE CLOSING
SUNDAY,
JANUARY 22!
Li ndsay’ s Furni ture in
Downtown Ludington will be
closing for the month of
February . Come in for huge
savings on all furniture in
stock. Closing on January
22nd...make an offer!
050 Help Wanted
MANISTEE NEWS ADVOCATE
Independent Contractors
The News Advocate has several
openings for Independent Contrac-
tors for daily or weekend newspaper
delivery. All routes are walking
routes and are located within town
in Manistee. Those interested can
fill out an application at the office,
located at 75 Maple Street.
050 Help Wanted
EARN
EXTRA
CASH
We’re always
looking to add
to our team!
Earn Extra Cash with
little time involved...
Delivering
morning papers.
Excellent for retiree,
students or anyone
with a little free time.
Call
(231)398-3121
100 Pets &
Supplies
POODLE SHIH-TZUS
18 MONTHS
1 Chocolate & 1 white
Super lovable dogs
$300 each or $500 for both
Owner moving.
(231)887-7285
110 For Rent
2BR MOBILE HOME with
expando, enclosed porch,
propane and wood heat,
$375/month,
Quiet setting, Irons,
HUD Approved. (231)266-5102.
FOR RENT:
3-4BRhome, 712 Engleman, Man-
istee. New carpet. Laundry hookup.
$580/mo plus utilities. Deposit, ref-
erences. Non-smoking/no pets
(231)510-1186
MANISTEE HOME
FOR RENT:
$650, includes water.
(231)233-5672
110 For Rent
Commercial
COMMERCIAL BUILDING,
2,480SF, Manistee, Renaissance
Park, Industrial zoning, 400A/480V
electric, Keystone Partners, LLC,
(616)554-3036, (616)340-7590.
160 Real Estate
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE
All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the Fair
Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise "Any preference, limi-
tation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes
children under the age of 18 living
with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our read-
ers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspa-
per are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrim-
ination, call HUD toll-free at
1(800)669-9777. The toll-free tele-
phone number for the hearing
impaired is 1(800)927-
9275
170 Items
for Sale
AB SPORT EXERCISER
Paid over $100
Asking $25
Like new, easy to use.
(231)889-5815
ALUMINUM STORM DOORWITH
SCREEN. 32",
white, opens right.
Excellent condition. $10
723-2434
CELEBRITY DANCE SHOES,
black, size 6.5, worn very little,
excellent condition. $50
(231)398-0048
170 Items
for Sale
HUSQVARNA CHAINSAWS.
SALES & service. Lawnmower
replacement blades. Backwoods
Products, Fountain. (231)462-3934
LADIES BOG WINTER BOOTS
Size 7. Brand new
Green patterned color
New $100, Asking $25.
(231)889-5815
LP GAS VENTED
gas space heater
35,000 BTU, room size.
Use very little. $125
(231)889-4752
BOUNTY BOY
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to sell on eBay
For details, call
(231) 592-9895
Firewood
QUALITY OAK
Cut, split & delivered.
$54.50/rick, and
$65/rick seasoned.
Credit Card, DHS,
E-Drafts accepted.
(231)266-5102
280 Farm Goods
Hay For Sale
FOR SALE--HAY4X4 round stored
inside, $22.
Call (231)6903735
300 Wanted to Buy
"GUNMAN" PAYING CASH
for guns, hunting
& fishing related items.
(231)920-2312 or (231)848-4114
CASH
FOR CLUNKERS
Paying up to $2000 for Cars, Trucks,
Vans, Buses
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$275.
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WHEELER’S
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11455 Milarch Rd. • Bear Lake
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Owner
Phone: 231-723-7343
Cell Phone: 231-499-5811
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ADULT FOSTER
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1727 FROST ROAD
MANISTEE MI 49660
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NORTH AMERICA
PRECIS SYNDICATE
Advocates of lung can-
cer screening are hoping
that CT scans will do for
smokers what colonosco-
pies have done for those
at risk of colon cancer
— find the cancer early
enough for therapy to
work.
Early-stage diagnosis
is linked to longer survival
rates for breast cancer,
prostate cancer and colon
cancer — all cancers that
have standard screening
tests. Until now, however,
there has been no proven
screening test for lung
cancer, which is the lead-
ing cause of cancer death
in the U.S.
“Usually, by the time a
more definitive symptom
of lung cancer becomes
obvious, the disease has
already progressed to
late-stage cancer,” said
Laurie Fenton-Ambrose,
president and chief execu-
tive officer for the Lung
Cancer Alliance, a national
non-profit organization
dedicated solely to patient
support and advocacy for
people living with lung
cancer and those at risk
for the disease.
A recent study sup-
ported by a grant from the
National Cancer Institute
was published in August
in The New England
Journal of Medicine. This
randomized, controlled
trial of more than 50,000
Americans found that
spiral CT (computed
tomography) screening
performed each year for
three years reduced the
likelihood of deaths from
lung cancer by 20 per-
cent compared with those
screened by standard X-
rays.
The American Society
of Clinical Oncology’s
annual report on progress
against cancer listed the
study as one of 2011’s top
advances.
The study led at least
one national insurer
— WellPoint — to offer
coverage of CT scans for
current and former smok-
ers at high risk for lung
cancer who have medi-
cal histories similar to
those in the study. The
group studied was free of
lung cancer symptoms,
between 55 and 74 years
of age and had smoked
the equivalent of a pack a
day for 30 years. The par-
ticipants were either cur-
rent smokers or had quit
within the past 15 years.
“This was the first time
a well-designed study
on a large population of
smokers showed that you
could save lives through
screening CT scans,”
said John Whitney, a
WellPoint medical direc-
tor. “Studies like this
one provide the medical
evidence we need to make
good coverage decisions.
We’re looking forward
to medical research con-
tinuing to evolve on this
issue.”
Fenton-Ambrose said
the Lung Cancer Alliance
is hoping more insurers
will make the same deci-
sion as WellPoint.
“Now that we have the
science, our work shifts
to bringing the benefit of
screening safely, effective-
ly and equitably into the
health care system,” said
Fenton-Ambrose.
For those who want to
know if they are at risk
of lung cancer, the Lung
Cancer Alliance has set up
an informational website
at www.screenforlung-
cancer.org to help people
understand more about
the symptoms, screenings,
disease and treatment.
A game changer for lung cancer
At least one
national insurer
now covering
CT scans
Courtesy Photo/NAPSI Photo
CT scans may help find lung cancer early enough for therapy to work.
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