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OBITUARIES LETTER TO
THE EDITOR
Curtis L. Barendreght
Curtis L. Barendreght, 69, of Howard City, went to be
with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at U-M
Hospital, Ann Arbor.
Curtis was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Grant, the son of Vern
and Elsie (Sage) Barendreght. He retired from General Mo-
tors in 1998 and was a lifelong, hardworking farmer and
proud owner of Curt’s Quality Springers. Along with loving
life on “The Farm,” he was a lifetime member of the Mont-
calm County Fair and a lifetime 4-H enthusiast, showing
rabbits and horses, and becoming head of both groups along
the way. Many great stories were told that started with either
raising rabbits or showing horses. He shared this love with
his daughters and their children, and delighted in both of
their successes. He not only enjoyed raising crops and caring
for farm animals, but equally enjoyed time spent outdoors.
He spent many hours during hunting seasons pursuing the
deer and turkeys that he watched and looked after during
the off season. This passion he shared with his family and
special friends, and was just as happy to see them bag a buck
as if it was his own. Curtis was a kind man who was gener-
ous with his humor and his hugs. His smile and the twinkle
in his eyes would sometimes give away the mischief of an
impending practical joke. Throughout his life, he met many
people who he left an indelible impression on. His family
will dearly miss the man who loved them so much who they
knew as their husband, dad and grandpa, and his friends will
miss the warmth and humor of the man they simply knew
as Curt.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine (Miles); children, Shelly
(Ralph) Boerema of Grant, Kelly (Steve) Guentert of Free-
land, Tammy (Chad) Gould of Howard City, Julie (Chris)
Fennema of Wayland, Jenny (Blair) Orsatti of Land O’Lakes,
FL; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas, Justin, Andrew, Rashelle
Boerema, Lauren, Nathan Guentert, Trevor, Emma Gould,
Averi, Ashlyn Orsatti; sisters, Donna Bordewyk, Vera (John)
Paulen, Caroline Barendreght; brother, Jerry (Sharon) Bar-
endreght; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Miles; sisters-in-law,
Jacqueline Larsen, Charlotte (Bill) Wells, Ellen (Greg) Os-
born; many nieces and nephews, and special friends. He was
preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Rodney and
Roger. The family received friends at Ensley Baptist Church,
where services were held. Pastors James Ankerberg and John
Fields offciated. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Grant. In lieu
of fowers the family is accepting donations to further the
future of the horse area at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair-
grounds to honor Curtis’ love of horses and 4-H. Checks may
be made out to “Tri-County Country Horses” 17705 Almy
Rd., Howard City, MI 49329. Memorial contributions may
also be made out to Ensley Baptist Church. Arrangements by
Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.
Donald McDonald
Donald McDonald, 74, of Morley, passed away Jan. 27,
2012, at his residence.
He was born Feb 5, 1937, in Harbor Springs, the son of
George and Leona McDonald. During his working years he
worked as a foreman for Pridgeon and Clay for more than 30
years. He loved golfng, hunting and spending time with his
grandkids. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are two children, Leon McDonald of Morley
and Kim Sabin of Morley; four grandchildren and fve great
grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters; and several niec-
es and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents;
his wife, Elaine and fve brothers and sisters.
As to Donald’s wishes cremation has taken place and no
services will take place. Arrangements were entrusted to the
Heckman Funeral Home.
Patricia Ann Patton
Mrs. Patricia Ann Patton, 60, of Newaygo, died Tuesday,
Jan. 31, 2012, in Newaygo.
She was born Patricia Ann White in Corbin, Ky., the
daughter of Opal (Cobb) and Vernon White on Feb. 2,
1951. She married Roger M. Patton on November 8, 1967 in
Grand Rapids. She was an apartment leasing manager until
her retirement. She attended Resurrection Life Church in
Newaygo.
She is survived by her husband Roger Patton of Newaygo,
her sons Joseph Allen and Shannon Marie Patton of Char-
lotte, Charles Edward Patton and Fran Mitchelle of Newaygo,
her mother Opal Gibson of Newaygo, several nieces and
nephews, her best friend/sister Sam Vanyzlland several “ad-
opted” kids that called her mom. She was preceded in death
by her father Paul Gibson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. from the McKinley
Funeral Home, Newaygo on Saturday, Feb. 4, with Pastor
Doug Bennett offciating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. For memorials
please consider the Patricia Patton Donation Fund estab-
lished at Independent Bank. You may leave condelences on-
line at www.mckinleyfuneral.com.
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TO THE EDITOR:
My name is Jim Miller and I recently heard
a rumor that our township clerk admittedly
started. She informed people that I was turn-
ing many of my neighbors in for zoning viola-
tions in Reynolds Township. This is absolutely
not true. I have never turned in my neighbors
or anyone else in the township. I believe my
neighbors have the right to use their own prop-
erty with out interference from me or township
offcials. In October, our township clerk wrote
“with the right to criticize government comes
the responsibility of knowing all the facts and
being well informed citizens.” I would sug-
gest that you take our own advice, since I was
falsely accused, and publicly apologize so that
anyone else that has heard this rumor knows it
is not true.
JamEs mIllER
Reynolds Township
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MONDAY,February6,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 3
OBITUARIES LETTER TO
THE EDITOR
Curtis L. Barendreght
Curtis L. Barendreght, 69, of Howard City, went to be
with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at U-M
Hospital, Ann Arbor.
Curtis was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Grant, the son of Vern
and Elsie (Sage) Barendreght. He retired from General Mo-
tors in 1998 and was a lifelong, hardworking farmer and
proud owner of Curt’s Quality Springers. Along with loving
life on “The Farm,” he was a lifetime member of the Mont-
calm County Fair and a lifetime 4-H enthusiast, showing
rabbits and horses, and becoming head of both groups along
the way. Many great stories were told that started with either
raising rabbits or showing horses. He shared this love with
his daughters and their children, and delighted in both of
their successes. He not only enjoyed raising crops and caring
for farm animals, but equally enjoyed time spent outdoors.
He spent many hours during hunting seasons pursuing the
deer and turkeys that he watched and looked after during
the off season. This passion he shared with his family and
special friends, and was just as happy to see them bag a buck
as if it was his own. Curtis was a kind man who was gener-
ous with his humor and his hugs. His smile and the twinkle
in his eyes would sometimes give away the mischief of an
impending practical joke. Throughout his life, he met many
people who he left an indelible impression on. His family
will dearly miss the man who loved them so much who they
knew as their husband, dad and grandpa, and his friends will
miss the warmth and humor of the man they simply knew
as Curt.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine (Miles); children, Shelly
(Ralph) Boerema of Grant, Kelly (Steve) Guentert of Free-
land, Tammy (Chad) Gould of Howard City, Julie (Chris)
Fennema of Wayland, Jenny (Blair) Orsatti of Land O’Lakes,
FL; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas, Justin, Andrew, Rashelle
Boerema, Lauren, Nathan Guentert, Trevor, Emma Gould,
Averi, Ashlyn Orsatti; sisters, Donna Bordewyk, Vera (John)
Paulen, Caroline Barendreght; brother, Jerry (Sharon) Bar-
endreght; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Miles; sisters-in-law,
Jacqueline Larsen, Charlotte (Bill) Wells, Ellen (Greg) Os-
born; many nieces and nephews, and special friends. He was
preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Rodney and
Roger. The family received friends at Ensley Baptist Church,
where services were held. Pastors James Ankerberg and John
Fields offciated. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Grant. In lieu
of fowers the family is accepting donations to further the
future of the horse area at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair-
grounds to honor Curtis’ love of horses and 4-H. Checks may
be made out to “Tri-County Country Horses” 17705 Almy
Rd., Howard City, MI 49329. Memorial contributions may
also be made out to Ensley Baptist Church. Arrangements by
Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.
Donald McDonald
Donald McDonald, 74, of Morley, passed away Jan. 27,
2012, at his residence.
He was born Feb 5, 1937, in Harbor Springs, the son of
George and Leona McDonald. During his working years he
worked as a foreman for Pridgeon and Clay for more than 30
years. He loved golfng, hunting and spending time with his
grandkids. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are two children, Leon McDonald of Morley
and Kim Sabin of Morley; four grandchildren and fve great
grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters; and several niec-
es and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents;
his wife, Elaine and fve brothers and sisters.
As to Donald’s wishes cremation has taken place and no
services will take place. Arrangements were entrusted to the
Heckman Funeral Home.
Patricia Ann Patton
Mrs. Patricia Ann Patton, 60, of Newaygo, died Tuesday,
Jan. 31, 2012, in Newaygo.
She was born Patricia Ann White in Corbin, Ky., the
daughter of Opal (Cobb) and Vernon White on Feb. 2,
1951. She married Roger M. Patton on November 8, 1967 in
Grand Rapids. She was an apartment leasing manager until
her retirement. She attended Resurrection Life Church in
Newaygo.
She is survived by her husband Roger Patton of Newaygo,
her sons Joseph Allen and Shannon Marie Patton of Char-
lotte, Charles Edward Patton and Fran Mitchelle of Newaygo,
her mother Opal Gibson of Newaygo, several nieces and
nephews, her best friend/sister Sam Vanyzlland several “ad-
opted” kids that called her mom. She was preceded in death
by her father Paul Gibson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. from the McKinley
Funeral Home, Newaygo on Saturday, Feb. 4, with Pastor
Doug Bennett offciating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. For memorials
please consider the Patricia Patton Donation Fund estab-
lished at Independent Bank. You may leave condelences on-
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Get the facts straight
TO THE EDITOR:
My name is Jim Miller and I recently heard
a rumor that our township clerk admittedly
started. She informed people that I was turn-
ing many of my neighbors in for zoning viola-
tions in Reynolds Township. This is absolutely
not true. I have never turned in my neighbors
or anyone else in the township. I believe my
neighbors have the right to use their own prop-
erty with out interference from me or township
offcials. In October, our township clerk wrote
“with the right to criticize government comes
the responsibility of knowing all the facts and
being well informed citizens.” I would sug-
gest that you take our own advice, since I was
falsely accused, and publicly apologize so that
anyone else that has heard this rumor knows it
is not true.
JamEs mIllER
Reynolds Township
Alzheimer’s
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Week 1 – March 14, 2012, 7-9 PM: A local
physician will discuss the latest information,
treatment and research developments for Al-
zheimer’s disease and dementia.
Week 2 – March 21, 7-9 PM: A local elder
law attorney will discuss legal and fnancial is-
sues including, Medicare, Medicaid and Vet-
eran benefts.
Week 3 – March 28, 7-9 PM: Learn strate-
gies for interacting with a person with dementia
and practical solutions for the daily challenges
of caring for someone with memory loss.
Location: Greenville Area Senior Cen-
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48838
Call the Alzheimer’s Association to register
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Compiled by Virginia Tully
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Edmore Lakeview Stanton
989-427-5141 989-352-8168 989-831-4140
Owned by Pharmacists - Run by Pharmacists
1952 – Bernard Scott, Eldon
Abbey, Jerome Nielsen, and
Walter Wagner, Jr. are leaving
Lakeview to enter the military.
Five generations of women
gathered at the home of pioneer
resident Mary Greaver to celebrate
her life.
1962 – The Harold Rubinghs of
Pierson were honored on their
25th anniversary with an open
house at their home.
Brady’s Hills Ski Lodge held
their 3rd annual Ski Day with
several hundred local folks taking
part in the games, or just enjoying
the fun.
1977 – The Robert Crosses of
Lakeview are being honored on
their 25th anniversary with an
open house at the local VFW hall.
Paul Johnson of rural Lakeview
has been named outstanding
cooperator of the year by the
Montcalm Soil Conservation
Service.
1997 – The Asbury United
Methodist Church of Lakeview is
the first congregation in the area to
offer a home page on the internet.
A Winter Ice Carnival is being
planned for mid-month by the
local Lions’ Club.
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VOICE OF DEMOCRACY
LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY
Letters published in the River Valley Record-Enterprise do not refect the overall
opinion of the paper. A letter to the editor may be written once per month by any mem-
ber of the community who wishes to express their view of a certain issue. Letters should
be in good taste, be no longer than 500 words, include the signature and home town of
the writer.
WINNING ESSAYS: Winners of Voice of Democracy Patriots Pen from Tri County Schools are (from left to right) Barbara
Tucher President Auxiliary, Daniel Simmons, Madison Huston, Hailey Small, Bridget Inman, Dennis Stewart - Commander -
Renner-Lobker Post 3306
Big Prairie
Township
Neighbor
Crime Watch
The 2012 Crime Watch
Program will be starting in
April. Deputy Phil Green and
Treasurer Jan Westfield met
in January to discuss possible
topics of interest. Some of the
topics are K-9, Marine Patrol,
426 Patrol (secondary road
patrol), Fire Department,
CMET (drug enforcement),
Commission on Aging and
Drunk Driving (street and
water.)
These are just a few of the
topics available for presenta-
tion. Also discussed, another
Newaygo County Jail tour
and a picnic in July. The first
picnic was held last year and
we found areas where we can
improve for this year. Deputy
Green and Jan would like your
input on presentations that
would be of interest to you.
They will be meeting again at
the Hall on Feb. 14 to final-
ize the program for this year.
You can find out what else is
available by contacting Jan at
the Hall on Monday’s from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednes-
day’s 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or
call 689-1385. You can also
call her at 689-6375.
This program is designed
to give all of us important in-
formation to help us in our
everyday lives. Deputy Green
and Jan Westfield are looking
forward to hearing from you.
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MONDAY,February6,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 5
5
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
nObituaries, Page 3
nVoice of Democracy,
Page 4
nFinancing college, Page 7
LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY
Letters published in the River Valley Record-Enterprise
do not refect the overall opinion of the paper. A letter to the
editor may be written once per month by any member of
the community who wishes to express their view of a certain
issue. Letters should be in good taste, be no longer than 500
words, include the signature and home town of the writer.
DEADLINES
News/Editorial Submissions. .. . Noon on Tuesday
Area Happenings and Directories. .. . Noon on Wednesday
Classifed/Display advertising. .. . Noon on Thursday
For more information, contact the River Valley Offce
at (231) 937-4740
RECORD - ENTERPRISE
The River Valley
Serving PortionS of MontcalM, MecoSta, newaygo and Kent countieS
Red Flannel Festival names 2012 grand marshal
Community leader, volunteer Joe Watson Sr. selected for dedication to others
The Red Flannel Festival Board of Direc-
tors proudly named Cedar Springs resident
Joe Watson, Sr. as the 2012 Grand Marshal
for the 73rd Annual Celebration, to be held
on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
“The Festival is extremely proud and
thankful for the many years of Mr. Wat-
son’s outstanding dedication to the entire
Cedar Springs community,” said Michele
Tracy-Andres, president of the festival. “His
outstanding community service in several
organizations is very impressive and exactly
what we look for in a Red Flannel Festival
Grand Marshal. It’s very obvious Joe loves
Cedar Springs and especially the Red Flan-
nel Festival. The Red Flannel Town is a bet-
ter place because of Joe’s involvement.”
Watson has been a leader in the com-
munity, volunteering his time to several or-
ganizations coaching youth sports and was
one of the founding members of the Cedar
Springs Athletic Association (created for
youth athletics) prior to the formation of
the athletic boosters. He supported the Fes-
tival for many years with his dedicated ser-
vice as a Keystone Kop and Grand Parade
Organizer.
Watson and his wife Florence will reign
over the two weekends of the 15th oldest
Festival in the State of Michigan, sharing
the Red Flannel warmth of our community
to visitors and residents.
WINTERFEST WINNERS
Howard City
Winterfest 2012
More than 30 bowlers participated in the Turkey Bowl-
ing Tournament held on Williams Street Saturday, January
21st for Winterfest 2012. Winterfest included over two dozen
events around Howard City. The family fun day offered chil-
dren a hill to slide on, snow to paint, treasure to dig for and
chickens to bowl.
In addition to bowling, teams could compete in wooden
ski and bed racing. The competition was ferce, with bed race
winning team TC Bean Counters, turkey bowling winner Bev
Clark, and wooden ski race was neck to neck draw between
bank managers Amber from Independent Bank and Michelle
from Firstbank.
Edgar Farm Place won the chili cook off. Keith Grannis was
the winner of the penguin polar race. Second and third place
went to Kim Endres and Katie Bremmer, respectably. Winners
of the business’ cutout snowman decorating were Jennifer and
Floyd of Creekside Computer Service. Overall, everyone volun-
teering and participating were winners, supporting a commu-
nity event that brings together friends and family.
Special thanks go to those volunteers who love the Panhan-
dle area and Howard City, who give up family and personal
time to give to their community. Without the help of these vol-
unteers who expect nothing in return, events such as Winter-
fest could not take place. Please pat yourselves on the back and
take great pride and satisfaction in a job well done.
BED RACE WINNERS
See WINTERFEST page 6
Congratulations to Leanne and Jim McDonald
winner of the Winterfest Treasure Hunt
sponsored by the River Valley News Shopper
Leanne and Jim read the clues found in the River Valley News Shopper
beginning Dec. 26. The clues led them to Howard City Auto Clinic where
they found the hidden snowfake medallion. The Treasure Chest of prizes
included the following donations: Village of Howard City-Winterfest sweat-
shirt, Firstbank blanket, River Valley News Shopper backpack with water
bottle, Mattson’s vise grip set, Kindel & Company Kringle Candle, frosted
cake, Howard City Lanes-(2) I hours bowling certifcates, Route M-82 Salon
haircut, Creekside Computer Service free diagnostics check, Pizza Café-free
large pizza, Latitudes-$30 gift certifcate, Howard City Auto Clinic-challenger
and mustang wireless mouse, (2) Auto Value gift cards, book of coupons
totaling $119, Zellie’s-(4) tickets to concert in February.
Thank you to all who participated in the Treasure Hunt.
6 RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER•MONDAY,February6,2012
Thank you to the following businesses for help-
ing to make Winterfest happen. It is always a daunt-
ing task to list all who have helped without missing
someone, but with best effort, thank you: Mattson’s
Hardware, Independent Bank, Firstbank, Commu-
nity First Federal Credit Union, Consumers Ener-
gy, J & H Family Stores/Mobil, Auntie A.C.E., Lep-
pinks, SR Automotive, Kindel & Company, Zellie’s
Opry House, Latitudes, PEN’s Auto Repair, West
Michigan Snow Runners, Howard City Lions Club,
VFW Post #3306, J.I.S. Tire, Timothy C. Hauen-
stein Reynolds Township Library and Mike Smith,
Sticks-N-Stones, Artist Roy Bills, Coldwell Banker
Schmidt broker Mark Stevens, White’s, The River
Valley News Shopper, Ark’s Electric, Tri County
High School Wood Shop, Howard City BP, Keller
North Country Motors, Droski Insurance Agency,
Reynolds Township, Creekside Computer Service,
Pizza Café, Howard City Auto Clinic, Howard City
Lanes, Kids Korner Child Care, Route M-82 Salon,
the Village of Howard City and DPW, DDA and
Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce.
WINTERFEST
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
PENGUIN POLAR RACE WINNER KEITH GRANNIS
Tri County band
students perform in
solo and ensamble
On Saturday, January 28th, the MSBOA District VII Solo
& Ensemble Festival was held at Muskegon Oakridge High
School. Tri County Band entered 23 students in 13 events.
Performances are judged in the areas of tone quality, intona-
tion, rhythm, technique and interpretation. Events receiving
a Division One rating are eligible for the State level festival
held on Saturday, March 24.
Events receiving a First Division rating: Katie Lindsey
(trumpet solo), Khyllian Lowry (trumpet solo), Christine
Scharphorn (tuba solo), Shana Shqair (euphonium solo), Bri-
anna Snyder and Darcie Engleman (clarinet duet), Brianna
Snyder, Darcie Engleman, Tori McGarvey and Alana Butler
(clarinet quartet), Kenny Smith, Cody Dewitt, Jessika Doty,
Cambra Zemla,. Torey McGarvey (percussion ensemble), Lil-
ia Hauenstein, Brooke Vos and Morgan Zudweg (flute trio)
and Reese Rehkopf (piano solo).
Second Division ratings went to: Megan Bean (flute solo
& piano solo), Marissa Ashley and Brooke Vos (flute duet)
and Kenny Smith, Cody Dewitt, Jessika Doty, Cambra Zemla
and Torey McGarvey (percussion ensemble).
We would like to thank Melissa Petriella and Cyndi Butler
for providing piano accompaniment for each one of our solo
events. Congratulations to all of these students!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“We are inclined to believe
those whom we do not know
because they have never
deceived us.”
— samuel johnson
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OIL
CHANGES
$
18
45*
$
26
45*
Oil & Filter
Full Service
$
2

OFF
We use semi synthetic
oil at no extra charge.
*On most vehicles. Up to 5 qts.
EXCLUDES DIESELS.
Tues. Ladies Day &
Thurs. Seniors Day
BIG BENS TIRES & AUTO REPAIRS
17980 Northland Dr. • Sand Lake
(Corner of Northland & Pine)
M - Th 9 - 6 • F 9 - 5 • Sat. 9 - 1
616-636-8350 or
231-937-TIRE (8473)
This number forwards to our Sand Lake location
Buy any
set of 4 new
tires,
get FR
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We Sell
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You’ll Be Ready With
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Check Us Out
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New
Truckload of
Used Tires.
Many sizes
available from
12” to 20”
Used
Batteries
in stock
FREE INSTALLATION
(On most vehicles)
Wiper Blades
WEATHER BEATERS
$
7
50
Each
LATITUDES Starting at
$
11
00
Each
*Excludes rotors, drums, and hardware.
BRAKE PADS
INSTALLED
ON MOST VEHICLES
NOT TO BE COMBINED
WITH OTHER OFFERS
FOR A LIMITED TIME!!
ON MOST VEHICLES
$
75
00*
Per axle.
Includes Pads
BB
F
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L
ife
tim
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Price per tire. Mounted, balanced, w/tax.
Prices subject to change without notice.
Sizes PRICE
175/70R13 ........... $76.41
175/65R14 ........... $79.25
185/65R14 ........... $76.44
185/70R14 ........... $78.74
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FEBRUARY SPECIAL
Rain-X Latitude Wipers
Starting at
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11 Each
Installed
While Supplies Last
AMERICAN-OWNED
COMPANY
All prices are each mounted,
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Price subject to change.
MONDAY,February6,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 7
NORTH AMERICAN
PRECIS SYNDICATE
To attend college, most students must
pass a very rigorous test — fnding the
money to pay for education. Finding
that money is harder every year.
With college costs rising more quickly
than medical care, The Wall Street Jour-
nal recently reported that 88 percent of
families are having diffculty paying for
college.
In the past, college tuition was paid
for with savings, supplemented by gov-
ernment or bank loans. Today, it’s usu-
ally savings, spending from current in-
come and borrowing.
“Last year, 10 million families took
out college loans — loans that are not
discharged in bankruptcy,” said Justin
Draeger, National Association of Stu-
dent Financial Aid Administrators.
Because it costs so much to go to col-
lege, the majority of students leave with
more than $23,000 in debt. Starting
salaries for most college graduates are
$17,000, says Fox News.
Although fewer grants and loans will
be given to students this year, there are
still fnancial resources available if you
know where to look for them.
“There are billions of higher educa-
tion dollars that annually go unused
because people just do not know about
the money, where it is and how to get it,”
said Idalah D. Womack, MSW, LCSW,
author of “1 True College Money Since
1978,” sixth edition (Infnity Publish-
ing).
Womack was the frst person in her
family to go to college. She was inspired
to write the book because of her own ex-
periences trying to get fnancial aid, and
the current sixth edition contains more
than 30 years of her research combined
with college students’ experiences.
Womack offers a few of her tips to
get started:
nTake a pen, paper and quarters to
a library. Be prepared to gather/copy a
large amount of information.
nGo to the reference desk of your lo-
cal public, high school, college or college
departmental libraries. Ask for books
about scholarships, fellowships and in-
ternships that pay for higher education.
n Grants originate from business,
government, private and/or foundation
sources. Successful and wealthy gradu-
ates often donate money in an effort to
give back and help other students. Many
of these grants can be found in college
catalogs.
nWhile you are awaiting applications
for fnancial help, start looking for a col-
lege.
nContact the Continuing Education
Department at colleges and request in-
formation about their services, work-
study grants and cooperative education
programs.
For more information, call (877)
Buy-Book or you can visit www.buy-
booksontheweb.com.
How to finance your college education
LOOKING AHEAD: College students and their families can fnd helpful fnancial resources when they know where to
look. (NAPSI PHOTO)
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Winter Family Fun at Skate Estate
19224 M-46 • Howard Ci ty
1 mile East of US 131
at Exi t 120
231.937.5653
Ul timate Open Skate Party $65.00
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FOR UP TO 8 KIDS:
• Skating Admission & Regular Skate Rental • 2 Free Parent Admissions & Skate Rentals
• 2 Pitchers of Pop with Refills • All Paper Products
• Cupcake & Ice Cream • Served at Your Table by our Staff
• A Reserved Party Table for the Entire Skating Session • Balloon Bouquet
• Birthday T-Shirt for the Birthday Child to be Autographed by Their Guests
• Add Pizza: Just $8.50 for 12” cheese or pepperoni pizza • Each additional child $7.00
• Available at Open Skating Sessions.
Extreme Private Party $125.00
Great For Team Parties Too!!
INCLUDES 2 HOURS OF SKATING IN A PRIVATE SETTING
• Admission & regular skate rental for up to 30 skaters is included.
• Spectators are FREE. Additional skaters $4.00 each (over 30).
• Includes a DJ to play music requests and games.
• You may bring in your own food and beverages at a private party only.
• Add: T-shirts to be autographed by guests are available for $10.00. • 2-1/2 hours available for $160
• A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a private party. • Available 7 days a week.
GROUP PARTIES
Church Groups, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts,
Team Parties, School Parties & Family
Parties!
p q p p y
A Party for Any
Group or Occasion!
Birthday?
Have a Skating Party!
Check us out on the Web at
www.skateestateonline.com
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TEDDY BEAR SKATE
Join us Saturday,
February 11th
1-3:30pm
Bring your Teddy Bear
skating wi th you and
come skate wi th
our very own
Sydney the Panda
Bear. Enter drawing
for your chance to
win a Teddy Bear
and other great prizes.
Wednesday Nights
Drop-In Adul t Hockey
8 RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER•MONDAY,February6,2012
WINTER COMBO
Tri-County Shopper • River Valley Shopper
Pioneer East Shopper • Monday Pioneer
Reach Over 53,000 Homes!
15 Words ~ $36.00
Additional words 35¢ each per week.
Call or Go Online
(231)592-8348
www.pioneergroup.com
030 Special Notices
AAAAA WANTED ABANDONED or
unwanted vehicles running or not.
Free towing. Pontoons, boats, motor-
cycles. Free pickup of old appliances.
Paying up to $5,000. (231)580-6972.
030 Special Notices
River Valley
Classifieds
Howard City, Newaygo
Lakeview, Cedar Springs
White Cloud, Sparta
(231)937-4740
Deadline:
Thursday, 12noon
Email:
rvshopper@pioneergroup.com
Go Online:
www.pioneergroup.com
050 Help Wanted
CLEANING: PART-TIME POSITIONS
available at local banks in Howard City,
Croton, Newaygo. Apply on-line, wmjan-
itorial.com
050 Help Wanted
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/
PAGINATOR POSITION
We are seeking a creative Graphic
Designer/Paginator for a full-time open-
ing in our
Big Rapids office. Must be able to
meet deadlines and be very organ-
ized. Must have good communication
skills. Requirements include experi-
ence with Mac OSX computers and
software applications including being
very fluent with the Adobe Creative
Suite, which includes InDesign, Pho-
toshop & Illustrator Flexible schedule
available. Send cover letter, salary
requirements and resume to:
Pioneer Group
Attn: Nina Jones
c/o Graphics Position
115 N. Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Or email:
njones@pioneergroup.com
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TAX REFUND
SALE
10% TO 50% OFF
NORTHTOWN
Larry’s
Furniture & Appliance
Northtown Greenville
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. & Sat. 9 - 6;
Fri. 9 - 7; Closed Sun.
616-754-6101
Delivery Available • Layaway Available
Our Everday Low
Price On Selected
Items Throughout
The Store
Lay Away Now!
Pay With
Tax Refund!
Join us this
Mon., Feb. 6 • 6:30 PM
at
Over 30 cars selling regard-
less of price – immediately
followed by our regular Auc-
tion of 100+ cars, trucks, and
vans to be auctioned to the
public at wholesale prices!
Don’t forget…we sell vehicles
all week long
Expressway Public
Auto Auction
8930 Maple Hill Rd. (M-46) • Howard City
231-937-5868
expresswayautoauction.org
For our ABSOLUTE LAST
BID BUYS AUCTION
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
On February 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., the Reynolds Township Planning Com-
mission will hold a public hearing at the Reynolds Township offices at 215 East
Edgerton Street, Howard City, Michigan 49329 regarding proposed amendments
to the Reynolds Township Zoning Ordinance, as amended, regarding medical mari-
huana and adult uses. More specifically, the proposed amendments to the Zoning
Ordinance include a new definition of medical marihuana and dispensaries in Sec-
tion 1.14, a prohibition on medical marihuana dispensaries in new Section 2.30
and a new Section 2.31 regarding categories or businesses or uses not expressly
designated and unlawful uses. The Planning Commission will review Section 9.3
and 10.3 Special Land
Uses and Section 14.6 Special Land Use Specific Design Standards, A. Adult Uses
for possible amendments. A full copy of the proposed zoning amendments can be
reviewed, purchased or inspected during normal business hours at the Township
offices or by contacting the Township Clerk at (231) 937-6739. Written comments
will be accepted up until the time of the public hearing. Send comments to:
Jerry Poprawski, Planning Commission Chairperson P.O. Box 69 Howard City, MI
49329.
Respectfully submitted by:
Tina Porzondek, Clerk
PIERSON TOWNSHIP
MONTCALM COUNTY
P.O. BOX 109/21156 CANNONSVILLE ROAD
PIERSON, MI 49339
Dear Township Resident and or Property Owner:
On Tuesday February 21st, 2012, 7:00 P.M., there will be a meeting of the
Pierson Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to be held at the Township
Hall, 21156 Cannonsville Road, Pierson, Michigan.
The ZBA will hear an appeal from Leo Weber et al concerning the property
located at 4721 White Rd., Pierson Township, Montcalm County, Michigan.
The property is legally described as:
PERMANENT PARCEL NUMBER 59-015-500-002-00
Side yard - 20 feet in total, 10 feet for each side yard
• Rear yard - 25 feet
• Maximum building height - 35 feet
• Minimum
Thank You
Pierson Township ZBA
KENT THEATRE
8 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs • www.kenttheatre.org
616-696-7469
Feb. 10, 11, & 12
“WE BOUGHT A ZOO”
Fri. 6 & 9 PM, Sat. 3, 6, & 9 PM, Sun. 3 & 6 PM
Tickets: $3.00
FEBRUARY COUPON
FREE SMALL POP
with the purchase of a large popcorn.
One coupon per person, per purchase. Expires February 29, 2012
Planned movie titles may be changed by the distributor.
M-82 Auto Sales
NOW OPEN
BUY • SELL • TRADE
1½ miles west of US-131 on M-82 • Howard City
231-937-4175
231-660-2345 - Ask for Greg
OTHER VEHICLES IN STOCK
2000 CHEVY EXT. CAB 4x4
C-85
$
3,500
2000 FORD EXPLORER 4x4
C-81
$
1,950
2002 CHEVY WRECKER
$
6,500
196? BULLDOZER
$
5,000
2003 OLDS ALERO
C-82. 4 DR., V6.
$
2,800
2000 MAZDA 4x4
C-71. EXT. CAB.
$
3,495
2001 CHEVY SILVERADO
C-86. EXT. CAB., 2WD
$
3,500
2003 H.D. SPORTSTER
$
4,000
MONDAY,February6,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 9
050 Help Wanted
JOB FAIR
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012
FROM 10AM TO 2PM
CS Manufacturing, a fast paced plastic
injection molding company currently in
need of qualified applicants' for the posi-
tion of machine operator. Responsibilities
for this position include handling, assem-
bly and inspection of high quality product.
Applicants' should possess basic math
skills and the ability to maintain a clean,
organized work environment. We offer an
opportunity to join a growing organization
with a competitive wage and benefits
package.
Open to the Public
IMMEDIATE JOB OPENINGS
Interviews will be conducted on-site
If interested, job fair will be held at:
CS Manufacturing, 299 W. Cherry St.,
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
LOOKING FOR LOGTRUCK DRIVER
and also a FORWARDER OPERATOR,
must have experience, $50,000. plus a
year with benefits. $2000. sign on bonus.
Please submit resumes to: Pioneer Clas-
sifieds, c/o Box 20, 115 N. Michigan
Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307
AT MPI WITH 2012 upon us we are
expanding our sales force. Applications
for FULLTIME and PARTIME are being
accepted. We have openings in both
sectors, and are looking to fill these posi-
tions, immediately. Call 231-796-9286
for an appointment
PART-TIME CLINICALASSISTANT for
Orthodontic Practice, experience pre-
ferred but will train the right person. Mail
resume to: Herb Dulaney, DDS, MS,
PC. 900 Water Tower Road, Big Rapids,
MI 49307.
090 Business
Services
ALL STAR CLEANING BY JUDY.
616-696-3719.
9
COMPLETE INVENTORY AT: www.RandyMerrenAuto.com *See dealer for details.
2 MILES NORTH OF GREENVILLE ON M-91
616.754.6800
00 DODGE CARAVAN
1 Owner,
Local
Trade,
NICE! N
$
4,995
99 BUICK CENTURY
6 Cyl.,
Auto.
$
3,995
99 BUICK LESABRE
Nice
Vehicle!
Cruise,
Air.
$
4,995
02 GRAND PRIX GT
V6,
Leather,
Chrome
Wheels. WWWWW
$
3,995
97 CHRY. SEBRING CONV.
Cruise,
PW, PL,
Loaded.
$
3,995
02 SATURN
Auto.,
Air,
FWD.
$
3,995
00 CHEVY BLAZER
Leather,
Loaded.
$
3,995
02 CHEVY IMPALA
Auto.,
Air, PW,
PL, AM/
FM/CD. FF
$
3,995
04 FORD ECONOLINE
Cargo Van,
V8, Auto.,
w/Cabinets.
$
4,995
97 CHEVY CAVALIER
4 Cyl.
Great on
Gas!
$
2,995
02 CHEVY PRIZM
4 Dr.,
PW,
PL, AC,
Cruise. CCC
$
3,995
01 OLDS SILHOUETTE
Heated
Leather
Seats,
Loaded! Lo
$
3,995
97 DODGE RAM P.U.
Auto.,
Air, CD,
PD, PL.
$
2,995
04 OLDS ALERO
4 Dr., AC,
Cruise,
PW, PL.
$
3,995
97 DODGE CARAVAN
Auto.,
Air, Tilt.
$
1,795
99 GMC SIERRA REG. CAB
Long
Box,
2WD,
Tow Pkg. To To To To To
$
3,995
00 GRAND CARAVAN
4 Dr.,
Auto.,
FWD, 3rd
Row Seat. Ro
$
4,995
04 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
3rd Row Seat,
Adj. Foot Pedals,
PW, PL, PM.
$
4,995
02 HYUNDAI ACCENT
Air, PW,
PL, CD.
$
3,995
00 FORD MUSTANG
2 Door,
Auto.
$
4,995
35 Vehicles Under
$
4,995
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Help is Available:
The Mid-Michigan District Health Department offers free vision testing,
as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more
information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 831-3644, Monday
through Friday.
Michigan Chapter of Pilots for Christ - We provide free air and ground service
for those with medical needs, pastors in need, missionaries cargo transportation.
www.pilotsforchristmi.com or call 616-636-5523.
A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month
(beginning in February 2010) at 6:30pm in the Conference Rooms at Carson
City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at 989-330-4091.
Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you have
been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer, meet with
others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of every month
from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977 W. 72nd St. (M-82),
Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb Kaminski, 231-924-7013.
Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle
Drop-In Center, 310 E. Main St., Stanton. Everyone is welcome. No dues or
fees. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve step program to help people cope
with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info call Carol
(989)831-8778.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm
on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. • Sparta
Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm.
Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. • White Cloud, Commission on Aging. Weigh in
5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93 Gibbs St. • Lakeview, New
Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:45-6:10pm on Mondays, meeting
6:15-7:15pm. East M-46. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church.
Weigh in 9:30am on Wednesdays, meeting 10:00-11:00am. East M-46. • Sand
Lake, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Weigh in 8:30-9:00am on Tuesdays,
meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland Dr. • Howard City, Howard City VFW
Hall, Thursdays weigh-in 4:15-5:10pm, meeting 5:15-6:00pm. First meeting free.
For information call 231-937-4441.
Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am,
Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St., Pierson, Michigan.
Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info.
Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm,
Health Department, White Cloud.
Rebos House 10 N. First Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Meeting Days &
Times: Monday-7pm, Big Book Meeting-Open; Tuesday-12Noon-Open, 5:30-
6:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm 12&12
12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm-Open, 7:00pm-
Closed (N/S) nonsmoking, 7:00pm-Alanon; Friday-All Open-12Noon, 7:00pm,
9:00pm; Saturday-All Open-8:30am, 10:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open-
9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm.; Friday-7:00pm-Young People of Addictions-Open.
Contact Sandy W. 616-636-8253. Last Thursday every month speakers meeting,
7:30pm. Arrive early if you want convenient parking.
Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug free).
Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell
Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous.
Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge
for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First
Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact 689-
6553, Marge.
Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays, 7pm,
United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS, BT)
Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St.
Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall.
Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984 Wilcox
Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line: If you are living
with physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, Call 1-800-374-WISE. Serving
Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem drinking,
please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to you - 652-
5574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only.
CEDAR SPRINGS: East Nelson United Methodist Church. 9024 18 Mile Rd.
between Tisdel & Keller Ave. Saturdays at 10am. Open meeting, AA - Alanon.
Non Smoking. Call Sandy M. 616-696-3205.
MORLEY: Open Meeting. Smoking allowed. 19180 Monroe, Morley. Call
Darryl for more info. (616) 826-0859.
SPARTA: Sparta United Methodist Church, Monday 7:00pm; Monday,
7:30pm, Frank 678-4534, Wednesdays, 12noon, Harold 678-7508, Wednesdays,
8:00pm, Anggie 887-9952; Sparta Baptist Church, Fridays 7:30pm, Roger 887-
8508 (Spanish Speaking)
KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya 675-
7663
SAND LAKE: Sand Lake Alcoholics Anonymous/NA: (AA/NA Closed
Meeting - Women Only). Sand Lake United Methodist Church (Bldg next to
the church), corner of Maple Street and Sixth Street, Tuesday at 7:00pm. (front
door entrance). 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 616-723-
5081, Wed. 7:30pm - O
GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. Front- 678-7508, Wed. 7:00pm - O.; Sun.
7:00pm - O
FREMONT: St Johns Episcopal, 124 Sullivan TUES., WEDS. & FRI.: Noon-O;
NCCS Building, 6308 S. Warner First SAT. of the month 6:30 Potlock 7:30
Speaker - O, SUN. 11:00am - O; Fremont Christian Church, 10 E. Elm MON. -
THURS. 12 Noon - O TUES. Al-Anon: 8:00pm SAT. 11AM - O.
Al-Anon: Tues. 8pm; Al-A teen: Tues. 8pm
NEWAYGO: St. Bartholomew Church, NS, 599 Brooks - Basement - John 924-
8027, Mon. 7:30pm - C; Step Mtg.; Thurs. 7:30pm - C
Newaygo Area Alano Club: 8406 Mason/M-37, Behind Tracy’s Custom River
Boats, just North of Speedway Unit #3. Mon. Noon (O), 7:30pm; Tues. Noon,
7:30pm; Wed. Noon, 7:30pm; Thurs. Noon, 7:30pm; Fri. Noon, 5:30pm (Men
only), 7:30pm (NON-Smoking - Women only – all types of recovery welcome);
Sat. Noon, 7:30pm (3
rd
Sat. of month is open, non-smoking, potluck dinner
6:30p, speaker meeting 7:30p, with game night following); Sun. 1:00pm, 7:30pm
(O).
WHITE CLOUD: Mental Health Bldg. - Basement, 1049 Newell - 689-1779-
Non-Smoking, Mon. & Wed. 8pm - C
SELF-HELP GROUP FOR EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL PROBLEMS:
Is your ability to function and live a normal life impaired because you have an
emotional or mental problem? Is stress, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks,
substance abuse or fear getting in the way of you being able to really “live”?
Newaygo County meeting, Fridays, 5:00pm, United Methodist Church, 240
Williams Street, White Cloud. For more information, call 689-7330, or toll-free,
1-800-968-7330.
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!
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.
Family Farm & Home Small Animals Sell and Swap 139 W River
Dr, Newaygo 2nd Saturday of the month 8am-Noon 231-856-4641.
Gospel Jam @ Grace Community Church 9920 Reed Rd, Howard City,
MI 4th Saturday of each month from 6pm to 8pm in the fellowship hall.
For more info, please call the church @ 231-937-6440 or Gene @ 231-
937-2036.
Bingo every Sunday at the Greenville American Legion Post #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 231-937-5950 for weekly schedule of
events. Noon lunches Tues, Wed, Thurs.
Library Happenings:
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.
If you are sick of the ice and snow, here’s a way to make winter go by fast.
Join the Northern Lights Reading Club at the Grant Area District
Library. Just sign up to read 8 books between Feb. 1 and March 31st
to receive a joining gift. Read all eight and you are invited to attend a
special program in the spring, just for those who finish. Books over 500
pages count as two! Audio books also count as reading. So come on and
read your way through winter with Northern Lights. Start with one and
before you know it - winter’s done!
Project Sleuth - An Art History Mystery — An international art
scandal, a haunted architectural masterpiece and a world-renowned
sculpture that suddenly disappears! Popular author Blue Balliett’s
“Chasing Vermeer” series of artful mysteries are the basis for this program
filled with games, crafts and activities. Can you solve the mystery? For
ages 6 an older. Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, 1:30pm at the Sand Lake Library.
The Friends of the Grant Area District Library are running a
special Valentine sale for children after school between Feb. 6 and
14th from 3-5pm in the lobby of the library. Anyone who might like to
buy their mom or special friend a valentine should come and look at what
the Friends have to offer. On sale will be mugs with chocolates, gift boxes
of candy or a bud vase with flower. The cost of the gifts will range from $3
to $5. This sale is a fundraiser of the Friends of the Library.
Snowpalooza: Snowman-Building Family Fun! Have some winter
fun and build a snowman on the library grounds. Pick up your “Build a
Snowman” kit from the circulation desk and have fun creating snowpeople
outside the library. Participation stickers for everyone; patrons will vote
for their favorite! For all ages. Saturday, February 11, 10am at the Sand
Lake Library.
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.
Upcoming Events:
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., Feb. 4, 10am, Pine Grove Community
Church, Croton/Howard City; Mon., Feb. 6th, 5pm, Fremont United
Methodist Church, Fremont; Wed., Feb. 8th, 5pm, Hesperia Community
Education, Hesperia - sponsored by Local Area Churches; Thurs., Feb.
9th, 3pm, Amazing Grace Acres Church, Brohman; Sat., Feb. 11th,
10am, First Christian Reformed Church, Fremont.
Need munchies for your Super Bowl Party? Join us for our Super
Bowl Snack Sale, Tri-County 4H Club, Sat. Feb. 4th, 9am-2pm at
Cedar Springs Tractor Supply Company.
The monthly Swiss Steak Dinner at the Sheridan VFW Post will be
held Sat., Feb. 4th from 4:30pm-6:30pm. In addition to the Swiss Steak,
the dinner will include mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, salad
and dessert plus a beverage. The cost is $7.00 per serving. The cost for
children 10 and under will be $4.00. Take outs are available. The dinner
is open to the public and the post is located at 209 W. Washington (Co.
Farm Rd.) in Sheridan.
Blood Drive: Sunday, Feb. 5, 10am-2pm, Heritage United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall. Questions, call Paul Eickenroth at 231-937-
4310.
Eleven Step Spiritual Group, using Life Recovery Bible. When: Starts
Monday, Feb. 6 at 6pm. Where: Resurrection Life Church, Newaygo. 302
East 68th St. - 1st entrance, Club 56 Room. Contact info. Fred & Val
231-937-8049.
Are you interested in local history? Do you enjoy antiques and stories
of our past? Are you handy with a hammer or have muscles that need
exercise? Do you have data entry skills that you are willing to donate?
If you answer “YES!” to any of these questions, the Newaygo County
Museum needs you! We will be having an evening meeting for
Volunteers (and potential volunteers) on Monday evening, Feb.
6th at 6pm. Please join us at 12 Quarterline, across from Brooks Park
in Newaygo, if you have an interest in the Museum and would like to
volunteer to help ensure its survival. Questions? Call Luanne at 231-250-
7701.
The Lakeview Area Seniors will meet on Tuesday, February 7th
at the Lakeview United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. The meeting
begins at 1:00pm with card games, visiting with friends, snacks and
coffee or tea. At 2:00, Michael Williams, Deputy Sheriff from Montcalm
County will present a program with his dog pertaining to Drugs in our
society. Mark your calendar, this program should be very interesting. We
look forward to seeing you.
Love Your Pet Sale, Tri-County 4H Club, Sat. Feb. 11th, 9am-2pm at
Cedar Springs Tractor Supply Company. Treats for sale, small petting zoo,
pictures of you and your pet!
Sweetheart Sat. Sale, Feb. 11th 9am-3pm, 127 E. Edgerton (next to
Pizza Time) Craft and Vendor Expo.
Valentine’s Dance is Feb. 17 at MCC - Sidney - The ChupaCobras, a
rockabilly and swingabilly band featuring Montcalm Community College
Computer Information Systems Instructor Dr. James Brown, will perform
during a Valentine’s dance on Feb. 17th. The dance is at 7pm in the
gymnasium in MCC’s Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus.
Admission is free. (with photo).
Food Drive Feb. 18th, 9am-5pm. Hilltop BP Gas Station, 6398 E.
36th St., White Cloud. Goal is to fill up the back of the truck with non-
perishables. Proceeds to True North, used to be NCCS in Fremont.
The Sheridan VFW Post will host a special Euchre tournament
on Sat., Feb. 18th from 10am until 4pm. Entry fee is $10 per player.
Prizes based on 40 players, the following prizes will be paid out. 1st place
$100, 2nd place $60, 3rd place $30, 4th place $20 and 5th place $10.
Should the player count be greater or less than 40, the payout will be
prorated up or down. If a player has a perfect playable Euchre hand, he
or she will receive a $25 bonus. Applications can be made by calling
the post at 989-291-9680 or by calling Eric Halvorsen at 989-291-3401.
Walk ins accepted on a first come first serve basis. The tournament starts
promptly at 10am, no entry will be accepted once the tournament starts.
Registration will start at 8:30am.
Old fashioned square dance - Howard City VFW $5/mo, year round,
Monday 1-4pm, Potluck at 2:15pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183.
Lakeview Seniors — Come early (1:00) for cards, games, refreshments
and social time. The LV Seniors meet the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Come join us, bring a friend.
Life Style Change, Weight loss etc @ Natures Atrium every Tues
6:30pm-7:30pm Call 231-937-9370.
Interested in local, healthy food sources, preparation, and
informative discussions? Westen A Price Foundation meetings 6:30pm
every 3rd Tuesday of every month at Stanwood Free Methodist (Stanwood
Dr. and Pierce Rd.) Call Bonnie @ 231-823-8002.
Hospice of Michigan – Offers Living on Support Group 2nd
Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Vera’s House located
at 18 Justice St in Newaygo. For more information please call Diane
Snyder at 231-924-6123 or 800-837-3630.
The Howard City Harvest Festival Committee meets 2nd
Wednesday of month, 7:00pm, @ Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds
Township Library. Volunteers are needed. Info. Call Cheryl @ 231-937-
5686.
Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse meets at 7p.m. the second Thursday
of each month in the basement of the Mecosta County Jail. Looking for
new members. For more information call (231) 796-0966.
Free Clothing for those in need - Seventh Day Adventist Church,
8060 M-46, Lakeview, in the Community Building behind the church.
Thursdays from 1-4pm.
Free Western Square Dance Lessons - Newaygo St. Bartholomew’s
Church - Thursday 3:30pm-6:00pm. Call Carole (231)652-6183.
Fish Fry every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 - 7pm at the Howard
City VFW Post 3306, 1001 S. Ensley Rd.
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616-887-1999
Across from Family Fare, Next to
Burger King (In the Back)
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Reasonable, Reliable, References,
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YOUR LOCAL
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ROOFING: ALL TYPES
Repairs & Leaks. Free Estimates
20yrs. experience
Licensed/Insured
(616)636-8288
Ensley Roofing, LLC
110 For Rent
2 BEDROOM, REED City, rent includes
utilities, 1-year lease. No pets, starting at
$600/month. (231)465-4049.
2 BEDROOM APARTMENT in Howard
City $500 a month plus utilities, $500
deposit. NO PETS. 231-937-5206.
2 BEDROOM, SINGLEwide, w/shed, nat-
ural gas, washer/dryer, no pets. Croton
$450/month plus utilities and security
deposit. (231)652-2932.
110 For Rent
E-mail your
classified ad to
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HOWARD CITY: 5 miles N.W., 1 mile from
x-way. Close to State Land on large
wooded lot. 3-Bedroom, new paint.
$600/month. Option to buy. 616-204-
4550.
SHADYLAWN MOTEL: Sand Lake, MI.
Special rates. Furnished cabin with kitch-
enette $113.25/week. Furnished small cab-
ins, $96.60/week. (Above prices include
utilities) Call for availability (616)696-
0386, or (616)638-5658. If no answer, call
(616)636-8967.
KENT RIDGE STORAGE
in Kent City
Pay on time for 5 months
Get the 6th month FREE!
5x10 - $25/month
up to
10x20 - $60/month
Lighted/Gated
NO DEPOSIT!
616-678-4329
MORLEY MOTEL
DAILY Rooms from $40, Weekly
rooms from $150. Includes utilities.
No Deposit. (231)856-7820.
160 Real Estate
THE
RIVER VALLEY
NEWS SHOPPER
491 W. Shaw (M-82)
Howard City
(231)937-4740
Open Monday-Thursday
9am-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm
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170 Items
for Sale
1-1/2 HP GRIZZLY electric motor in
excellent condition $65. 18927 6 Mile
Road, Stanwood.
CHASE ROCKER RECLINER w/oak
trim, great condition, everything works,
non-smoking home asking $30 (989)967-
8133.
DREXEL DINNING TABLE w/ two
leaves, 4 chairs, buffet $250 (231)972-
8218.
170 Items
for Sale
GE ELECTRIC DRYER, 5 years old,
works great, has lots of extra's, $75.
(231)734-6056,
MICHIGAN 4X4 FT map and book, every
stream, river and lake, highly detailed $40
(231)796-3471.
NEW 2-HORSE SLED, works great in
woods, also made for box. $250. 18897
6-Mile Road, Stanwood.
PELLET, WOOD, GAS stoves & fire-
places. Lopi-Avanlon-Fireplace Xtrodi-
naire, Firecheif indoor or outdoor wood fur-
naces. Nordic hot tubs with free cover &
delivery within 40 miles. Stove parts and
glass for most stoves. Newaygo Wood-
Stove & Fireplace, South on M-37,
Newaygo. 231-652-1546.
RCA52" PROJECTIONscreen TV floor
model $350 (231)823-6453.
REBUILT COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS:
Also Computer repair & virus removal.
Reasonable Rates. (231)856-7883
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SEASONED FIRE WOOD for sale $60
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SEASONED FIREWOOD FOR sale.
Call for prices. 16" links cut/split/delivered.
Other sizes available. Call Andrew 231-
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11
Bone Broth
When I was a young man, I remember watching my mother boil soup bones, ox tail, pig’s feet, or chicken and turkey
bones. I was just grossed out by this and the thought of eating food made in that way made me nauseated. So now, here it is
many years later, I am recommending bone broth for anyone with digestive disorders, especially IBS, Diarrhea, Colitis, Crohn’s
Disease, and severe Allergies. We have also seen great results with people who have emotional conditions like depression,
anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
The concept of using this for healing is very simple. It is a way to rest the gut or digestive tract, for 3-4 days so it can
heal. Once it is healed the normal function can return. The mental emotional part of this is covered very well in a book by
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, “GAPS – Gut and Psychological Syndrome”. Dr. Campbell-McBride shows how the digestive
tract makes many of the neurotransmitters used by the nervous system. So if the gut is not working correctly, those body
chemicals will be out of balance. Restoration of bowel function is essential for recovery of many normal body functions.
Westin A. Price studies many primitive cultures that were extremely healthy. They all cooked and chewed bones, ground up
bones and shells to powder, and added the powder to meals to get minerals and the structural elements to build healthy
strong bones.
Okay. So how does one make bone broth? Very simple. Gather some bones. Collect all your chicken or turkey bones. Put
them in the freezer until you get enough to fill your slow cooker. You can also get them from your butcher by buying soup
bones or oxtails. It is best if you can get your bones from personal sources, like someone who raises their own animals. This
way there will be less toxins, antibiotics, steroids, growth hormones, etc. in those bones. Cooking will destroy most of those
toxins, but starting with good clean stock is best.
When you have enough bones, fill your slow cooker with healthy water (no chlorine) and cook on low for 48-72 hours.
Check and stir occasionally and add a little water if needed to keep the bones covered. After enough
time, remove all the bones and discard them. Stir the broth. There will be a lot of gel floating on the
top. Do not discard that because that will be used by your body to build collagen or cartilage. Put
the broth in dated serving size containers and freeze. That way you have it available when needed.
If you need it now, use it, but make more as soon as possible so you have some available.
It is best to eat nothing but the bone broth and lots of water for two to three days. Warm it (not
in a microwave) and drink as much as you like throughout the treatment period. After the two to
four days, begin to add cooked veggies and fruit. You can drink the juices and water used to cook
the vegetables. Use no raw vegetables or fruit for at least one or two weeks. All raw fiber can be
damaging to an irritated lining of the digestive tract. As you progress you will feel better and then
you can slowly begin to add raw fruit and vegetables. Be sure to avoid all chemicals and additives.
Notice if any foods create problems when you add them back.
Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.
We Deliver!
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5; Sat. 10 - Noon; or by
appointment • 572 S. State SE • Sparta
616-887-1999
Across from Family Fare, Next to
Burger King (In the Back)
IN HOME REPAIR
ANDY’S DISCOUNT APPLIANCE CENTER
I WANT TO SAVE
YOU MONEY!!
RANGES
STARTING AT
$
159
WASHERS
STARTING AT
$
159
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We Welcome
Appointments
GE French Door
Bottom Drawer Freezer
REFRIGERATOR
$
799
W
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NEED YOUR
TRADE!
2006 to 2011
IMPALAS
WHILE THEY LAST • WELL EQUIPPED • LOW MILES • BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY
OVER 40 PRE-OWNED
IMPALA’s IN STOCK!
ALWAYS CLEAN, LOW MILE, LATE MODEL VEHICLES
616-887-1791
Corner of M-37 & Sparta Ave.
www.spartachevy.com
Starting at $7,995
OVER 200 PRE OWNED
VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM!
& Trailer Sales
2011 Grand Caravan
Stow N Go Seating. Sto Sto Sto St St St St S w N Go Goo Se Se Seati aat ng. ng. ng. ng. ggggggggggggggggg
$
18,995
SP3256
2009 Ford Edge Limited
AWD, Leather, Sunroof, Loaded. D, L , L , L , L , L , L , L Leat eat eat ea her eee , S , S ,,, unr uu oof oo oo o , L ,, ,,,, oa oooa
$
22,995
SP3217
2007 Dodge Caliber
Extra Clean. Extra a Cle C e C e C ean. aa . a
$
7,995
SP3053A
2007 Dodge Nitro
4x4. 4x4 xxx ..
$
15,995
SP4199A
2006 Kia Rio
Great Value! Gre G e G at at t Val aaa ue! ue! ue! ue
$
4,995
SP3249
2009 GMC Acadia SLT
AWD, Htd. Leather, Sunroof, Loaded. , H H HHHHHtd. td. td. td ttt Le eath at at er, er,,,,,,, Su Su SS nro ooof, oof o , ,,,,, Lo o
$
20,995
11T439A
2009 Chevy Suburban
LTZ, 4x4, Nav., Rear DVD, More! 44 4, x4, x4, x4 x , x , x , x , ,,, Na avv., ., , Re Re eear aa DVD, M ,,,,,,,,
$
36,995
SP3233
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5
Sunroof, Running Boards. uun nnnnnn oo roo roo roo r f, f, f, ,,,,,, Run Ru uunnin nin nin ni g B g B g B g B ggggggg oar ooar oarddd ,,,,,,, ggggggggggg
$
15,995
CC372B
2011 Chevy Silverado
2500 HD, 4x4, LT. 250 250 250 250 50 50 500 H 000 D, ,,,,,,,, 4x4 xxx , L ,,,,,,,,, T..
$
39,995
SP3227
2004 Ford F-150 4x4
Super Crew. Sup Sup Sup Sup pppppper Cre C e CC w.. pppppppppp
$
13,995
10T159B
2006 Silverado 4x2
Nice, Clean Local Trade. ce, ee, e, e, e, ,,,,,,, Cle Cle Cl an n Loc Loc Local al Tra Tra ra
$
8,995
11T537A
2008 Saturn Outlook XE
AWD. AWD AWDD..
$
19,995
SP3173
GM CERTIFIED GM CERTIFIED DIESEL
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FURNITURE: GE Upright Freezer, Leather Office Chair, File Cabinet, Book Shelves,
Ladder Back Chair, Couch, Round Table w/ 4 Arm Chairs, Variety of Chairs, Cor-
ner Couch, Many Lamps, and MORE.

COLLECTIBLES: Large Variety of Pill Boxes, Pow-
der Boxes, Small Jewelry Boxes of all Sizes and
Styles, Cast Iron Banks incl. Horse w/ Horseshoe,
Cow w/ Milker, Elephant, Minnie and Mickey Chi-
cago Worlds Fair (1933/34), Small Book - Bernie
Biermans (copyright 1938), Silver wind up Clock,
Rubber Cave Man, Pressed Aluminum Set, Over
100 Hardcover Quilting, Stitchery and Craft Books,
100’s of Older Hard Cover Books, 1971-1975
Moguls, Set of Interpreter Bible Concordance
Set, Boxes of Sewing Items and Material, Com-
puter w/all connections, Quilt Stretcher, Quilts,
Canning Jars, Kitchen Utensils, Wedgewood
China (service for 8), Many Patterns, and
MUCH MORE!

SPORTING/GARAGE/TOOLS: Several Old Fish
Lures including Heddon Midget River Runt
Spook (in box), Runt Spook Floater, Firetail
Sonic, P & K Whirl-Away, Arbogast Hula Pop-
per, Arbogast Baby Jitterbug, Helin Flat Fish,
Shopper Stopper, L &S Bass Master Jointed
Lure, L & S Mirrorlure, Rebel Lure, (Many in
Boxes, and many more, Campbell Hausfield 1300 psi Power Washer, Submers-
ible Pumps, Nordic Trac Ski Exerciser, Handled Goods, New Minnkota Model 35W Trolling Motor, Quantum
Trophy, Big Water Fishing Pole and Open Face Reel, Brass Boat Motor Props, Small Woodstove, Metal Cabi-
net, Allen T Handles, Snap on Shallow Deep Well 1/4- 7/8”, Snap on Tools incl. Drive Ratchet, Screw Drivers,
Wrenches, and Much More!

TOYS: John Deere, Hot Wheels, Nascar, McDonalds, Stucto pressed steel Army Troop Truck, View Master with
Reels (in original Sleeves), and much more!

AUCTIONEERS NOTE: 2 Rings all day. Something here for everyone.
Sales Tax applies to this sale. Full Lunch Service Available.
Come and Join us for the Day.
To see pictures go to www.auctionconnectioninc.com
AUCTIONEERS:
Bob Rottier 231-638-6152
Steve Rottier 989-615-3506
Cash, Check w/ positive ID
MasterCard and Visa accepted
Registered Auctioneer # 2801000032
PUBLIC AUCTION
DATE: SATURDAY, February 11, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: 5983 S. Warner (Sale Center), FREMONT, MICHIGAN 49412
DIRECTIONS: Main Street in Fremont East to blinker light (by high school), Go South on Stewart (turns
into Warner Ave.) to Sale Center.

WATCH OUR WEB SITE FOR ADDED PICTURES AS WE UNPACK.
www.auctionconnectioninc.com
Lucky777coach.com The Original Casino Coach
Rewards Card
Every 10th trip
is totally FREE! CALL 1-800-459-2788 to Register
FEBRUARY SPECIAL
LITTLE RIVER CASINO
Every Thursday
$20 pp.
Get $35 back in rewards
Local Pickups
Call for exact locations
• Rockford
• Howard City
• Big Rapids
• Reed City
• Cadillac
OVERNIGHT SPECIALS
• Feb. 6-7: Soaring Eagle Casino
$99 pp. Get $100 back in rewards
• Mar. 4-5: Turtle Creek Casino
$99 pp. Get $96 back in rewards
• April 15-19: Tunica, Mississippi
$325 pp. Get $90 back in rewards
Ahhh, The Spa at Tamarac, offers a variety of personalized services provided by certified therapists and clinicians.
From massages to specialty skin services, we pride ourselves on our relaxing environment and commitment to
your health and well-being. We are conveniently located in Tamarac, The Center for Health and Well-Being,
on West Main Street in Fremont. The spa is open to the public – even if you are not a Citizen of Tamarac.
Services
Greater Possibilities to look and feel your best
February Valentine Experiences - All Month Long
Head-to-Toe Chocolate Indulgence: Your day begins with a total body exfoliation then your skin is
hydrated and refined by a chocolate truffle body wrap. Following a shower, you’ll be caressed with a full
body massage soufflé. Finally, enjoy a chocolate facial and pedicure! $190.
Be My Valentine: Choice of an hour massage or an hour Chocolate Mousse Facial, followed by our
signature “Walk in the Woods Pedicure” and hand treatment (includes a Paraffin Dip). $100.
Sweetheart: Total indulgence for you and your special someone.
Includes an hour Renew Massage where both will be pampered
from head to toe in a candlelit room. $100 for two.
• Massage, facials, body wraps
• Cosmetic laser, skin peels,
microdermabrasion
• Permanent makeup application
• Botox, dermal filler
• High quality cosmetics
Call: 231.924.7800
1401 West Main Street
Fremont, MI 49412
tamaracwellness.org
Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Like Us on Facebook
231-937-2277
19449 M46 Highway • Howard City
1 Mile East of US131 off Exit 120
2006 Toyota
Highlander
$10,995
2006 Jeep
Wrangler
Rubicon
$16,995
2004 Chevy
Cavalier LS
$5,495
2009 Chrysler
Town & Country
$15,995
2010 Subaru
Outback AWD
$17,995
1999 Pontiac
Montana
$2,495
2008 Chrysler
Town & Country
$13,995
2010 Subaru
Outback AWD
$17,995
2007 Pontiac
G5 GT
$8,495
2004 Ford
F150 Supercab
STX 4x4
$11,995
2008 Chevy
HHR
$7,995
2001 Ford
Windstar SEL
$5,995
2007 Dodge
Charger SXT
$10,995
Visit Our
Website!
www.
231yescars.com
2009 Chevy
Impala LTZ
$11,995
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Floor Covering • Appliances • Bedding • Televisions
BIG RAPIDS FURNITURE
210 N. Michigan • 231-527-1248 • Big Rapids
“More Than You Imagined, For Less Than You Expect”
www.br-furniture.com
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm • Sun Noon-4pm
Audibel Hearing Center
204 S. Michigan, Big Rapids
(231) 796-4658
348 Adams (M-37), Newaygo
(231) 652-2337
People Helping People.
400 FREE BATTERIES
*
With the purchase of an Audibel
Anthem hearing aid system
*Cannot be used or combined with other discounts or prior sales.
Anthem by Audibel,
the fastest selling new
product in Starkey’s history.
Truly a hearing aid worthy of
your consideration.
Peggy Frank, MA, CCC-A
322. S. Lafayette St., Greenville
(616) 225-9892
There was an error in the Jan. 16th Edi-
tion of the River Valley News Shopper for
the “Second Sand Lake Winterfest”. The
drawing for the Ice Prince and Princess will
be held on Jan. 31st at the Sand Lake VFW
Hall located on Lake Street downtown Sand
Lake. We apologize for any confusion this
may have caused.
State
of the Art
Service
Center
Many More
To Choose
From
$
14
95
*
of the
H
ome
OIL
CHANGE
08 CHARGER
$
219Mo.
07 COBALT
$
129Mo.
03 RENDEZVOUS
$
169 Mo.
04 NEON 4 DR.
$
149Mo.
99 SIERRA
$
8,995
07 TAURUS
$
169 Mo.
09 PT CRUISER
$
169 Mo.
00 SILVERADO 4x4
$
4995
04 RAM QUAD CAB
$
299Mo.
07 FREESTYLE
$
189Mo.
04 EXPLORER
$
199 Mo.
06 TOWN & COUNTRY
$
199 Mo.
03 TRAILBLAZER
$
219Mo.
04 GRAND CHEROKEE
$
229Mo.
05 ESCAPE
$
199 Mo.
05 DURANGO
$
229 Mo.
05 MALIBU LT
$
149 Mo.
05 SEDONA XL
$
199 Mo.
03 MALIBU
$
119 Mo.
05 MALIBU MAXX
$
179 Mo.
LOADED!
88 TOWN CAR ..............................$595
98 PASSAT .....................................$595
96 TOWN & COUNTRY ............ $1,495
97 VOYAGER................................$1,595
96 TRAILBLAZER........................$1,795
01 SABLE ......................................$1,950
03 MONTANA .............................$1,995
00 SILHOUETTE .........................$1,995
99 DURANGO ............................ $2,995
01 BLAZER .................................. $3,995
99 RANGER SC ............................ 3,995
98 TAHOE ................................... $3,995
t
MMany More
To Choose
From
Sales Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 8 - 6
Sat. 9 - 2
231-652-9000
51 W. Pine Lake Dr. • M-82 & M-37
Newaygo

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THE
PIONEER
GROUP
A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Enter to Win Over $850
To Be Given Away Locally
Enter at any of the participating business locations below for *$50.00 to be given away
EVERY week for the months of February and March.
The Grand Prize of $25.00 from each of the participating merchants will be given away at the end of the contest.
Entries will be picked up every week, and will be kept for the Grand Prize drawing.
So you have to enter every week for the *$50 drawing.
GOOD LUCK. HAVE FUN. ENTER OFTEN.
*The weekly $50.00 drawing will be a check made out to the winner
and the participating merchant of their choice.
$
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WEEKLY
WINNER
The Mini Mart that packs
everything YOU need!
Gas • Beer • Wine • Liquor • Cigarettes
14150 Cypress • Sand Lake
616-636-5539
Gould’s
Mini Mart
WHITE’S
Your Little Bit of Everything Store
222 N. Ensley St. • Howard City
231-937-5206
1-800-868-4932
Weekly
Food Specials
422 N. Main • Cedar Springs
Located right by the White Pine Trail
616-696-0853
Liquor Hut
Liquor, Beer and Selective Wine
“Coldest
Coolers in
Town!”
616-696-7700
Main St. • Cedar Springs
Your Best
Selection in
the Area for
Liquor & Wine
Hours: M - W 10 - 10
Th. - Sat. 10 - 11 • Sun. Noon - 10
Located on M-46 between M-46 Truck Stop
and Tri-County Motor Sales
Across from Burley Park
19499 M-46 • Howard City
616-485-2423
Pierson Mobil
616-636-5686
Howard City Mobil
231-937-5189
Committed to the Community!
M-46 Auto/Truck Plaza • 231-937-4090
AC Store & More
Join in
on the
fun!!
Your ad
could be
here.
Call 231-937-4740
Antiques & Collectables
Timeless Furnishings
DISCOVER the WORLD of RESALE
When you are on a tight budget
Furniture
Glassware
Home Decor
& So Much More!
Something for
EVERYONE!
61 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs
616-696-3876
Estate & Moving Service also available
30 Day Layaway
Visit our website at www.cedarchestshop.com
Right On
The Farm
231-834-8441
469 W. 112th St. • Located 1 mile North of Grant
Open: Wed. - Sat. 9 am - 5:30 pm
NELSON’S
FARM MARKET
Apples • Onions • Potatoes
Homemade Caramel Apples
Sallies Delicious Cookies
Frozen: Sweet Cider, Cherries, Strawberries,
Blueberries & Peaches
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991 Mega Mkt.
Legal Services
DIVORCE $350* COVERSchildren, etc.
only one signature required! *Excludes
govt. fees. 1-800-522-6000 Extn. 950.
Locally Owned and Operated. Estab-
lished 1977. Baylor & Associates, Inc.
Miscellaneous
AT&T U-VERSE FOR just $29.99/mo!
SAVE when you bundle
Internet+Phone+TV and get up to $300
BACK! (Select plans). Limited Time Call
NOW! 1-888-490-6591
PIONEER POLE BUILDINGSFree Esti-
mates. Licensed and Insured. 2x6 Truss-
es. 45 Year Warranty, Galvalume Steel-
19 Colors. Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call
Today 1-800-292-0679
POLE BARNS MICHIGAN'S Largest
Pole Barn Company (Built Best Barns)
Best Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This
Week's Specials Erected 24'x32'x10'-
$6995.00 30'x40'x10'-$9,995.00
30'x48'x12'-$12,495.00 Call Now to Beat
The Spring Rush! Licensed/Insured 1-877-
802-9591
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from
Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal
Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available. Financial Aid
if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-895-
1828 www.CenturaOnline.com
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Kristina Mixer, MD, provides care and treatment to patients and families in Lakeview.
Dr. Mixer sees patients in the Lakeview Family Medicine building, located across
Washington Street from Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital.
Dr. Mixer completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Grand Rapids
Medical Education and Research Center. She joined Spectrum Health United
Obstetrics & Gynecology, located in Greenville in August 2010.
Her practice philosophy is to build trusted relationships with each of her patients
and serving women of all ages to meet their specific needs.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 616.754.2944,
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
spectrumhealth.org/kelsey
Advancing Women’s
Health, Close to Home
Spectrum Health United
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hey Ladies!
Meet Hot Men
Have a Martini
or Three &
buy yourself
the perfect
Valentine’s gift
K
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Friday, Feb. 10th
7-9pm
133 Edgerton • Howard City
Men & Martinis
SHOP
SIP
STARE
231-937-9090
Gifts Home Decor Local Art
˜ ˜
Elder Issues. Legal Answers.
Certificate Holder Estate Planning
Protection planning for your health, welfare and finances.
Attorney Jeanne L. Jerow
Howard City • 231-937-9180
Experienced Trust Attorney
• Trust & Probate Estates
• Trust Plans and Tax Advantages
• Avoid Probate
• Estate Planning
• Guardianships
• Wills & Living Wills
• Medical Directives
• Nursing Home Assistance
Yoga-Stretch Class
Valentines Special!
Get two extra classes for free
if purchased in February
Strengthen your body. Calm your mind.
Gotta love it!
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm
DANCE EXPRESSIONS
HOWARD CITY
email jeannejerow@hotmail.com for info.
State YOGA in subject
KNIGHT
AUTO & PARTS
SALES
989-831-8358
1516 N. Peoples Rd.
Stanton, MI
Open
Mon-Fri
7:30am to
5pm
Closed
Saturday
Open Sunday
9am to 3pm
2000 And Newer
Domestic
Used Parts
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PLAZA IV
HAIR CARE
Located Next To Leppinks Food Center • Howard City
(231) 937-5988
HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 9 - 7; Sat. 9 - 3
WILD & WACKY
EVERY WEDNESDAY
SPECIAL
HAIRCUTS
$
8
Save $4 Off Regular $12 Haircut
$
5 OFF
ANY ONE
SERVICE
With this coupon. Good February 6 - February 11, 2012
OF $30 OR MORE.
We have
feathers!
Hey Ladies!
Meet Hot Men
Have a Martini
or Three &
buy yourself
the perfect
Valentine’s gift
K
in
d
e
l
Friday, Feb. 10th
7-9pm
133 Edgerton • Howard City
Men & Martinis
SHOP
SIP
STARE
231-937-9090
Gifts Home Decor Local Art
˜ ˜
B
&
B
BEAUTY SHOP
Open: Mon. 1 pm - 5 pm
Tues. - Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
Sat 9 am - 1:30 pm GIFT CERTIFICATES
AVAILABLE
Walk-ins Welcome
31 S. Main • Cedar Springs
(Behind Marv’s Barber Shop) 616-696-1150
TRI COUNTY
Call-A-Ride, LLC
Your Local Taxi Service
Wheel Chair Accessible Vehicles
& up to 7 passengers at one time
(616) 889-4646
Visit us on the Web: www.tricountycallaride.com
Payments Accepted: Cash,
Check or Money Order only
Serving communities throughout
Kent, Montcalm and Newaygo Counties, plus more!
KNIGHT
AUTO & PARTS
SALES
989-831-8358
1516 N. Peoples Rd.
Stanton, MI
Open
Mon-Fri
7:30am to
5pm
Closed
Saturday
Open Sunday
9am to 3pm
2000 And Newer
Domestic
Used Parts
Flip Flop Day at Croton Bay
Feb. 7th and 9th.
Wear your flip flops in the store and receive
10% OFF
Kitchen Orders • Bait • Ice Fishing Tackle
Bring this ad in and receive 15% Off
Telephone: 231-652-2250
8249 S. CROTON HARDY DR. • NEWAYGO
Alternative Heat Source…
Wear RED FLANNELS
Available at: The Cedar Chest
61 N. Main St.• Cedar Springs • 616.696.3876
Red Flannel Factory
9256 10 Mile Rd. • Rockford • 874-5627
Great Northern Trading Company
10 Squire St. • Rockford • 616.866.9232
100% AMERICAN MADE!
www.redflannels.com
61 N. Ma
For reservations and information, please call
WILSON TOURS
616-712-6830 or 1-866-272-0731
1202 E. Van Deinse St. • Greenville, MI 48838
DETROIT RED WINGS
vs
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
MARCH 4, 2012
at Joe Louis Arena
Game time is at 4:00 PM in HOCKEYTOWN
Die-hard fans will want to register early.
Cost per person $119.00 reserves your place.
Please call for pick-up points
Smuggler’s Cove
FAMILY DINING • FOOD & SPIRITS
(231) 652-1196
864 E. 88th St. • Newaygo
Tues.-Thurs. 11 am to 10 pm
Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Monday
Gift Certificates Available
Serving Daily Lunch
& Dinner Specials
Seafood • Prime Rib • Steaks • Ribs
~ Sandwiches to Lobster ~
FAMMMM LY DININGGG F FAAAMMMMMIILY DININGG F Y GGG Y GG
Valentine’s Specials
On Tuesday, February 14
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� Full Service Salon
� Spa Packages
� Medical Massage Therapy
� Tanning Packages
We Carry All Natural
Professional Products
ull Service Salon
Corner Hair Design & Spa
48 E. Lake St. � Sand Lake � (616) 636-5350
Raffle Give-Away For Valentines $100 Value!
Gi ft Certi ficates Available For Your Valentine
$10 Off
Massages
$20 - 30 Min.
$40 - Hour
$35 Single
Process
Regularly $45
$45 Highlights
Regularly $55
18 RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER•MONDAY,February6,2012
250 Autos for Sale
NAME YOUR PRICE
231-856-0180
Coz Motors Sales & Service
1997 Escort
2001 Sierra extended 4x4
2002 Grand Caravan
2000 Windstar
2007 Rendezvous
2002 Windstar
2003 Caravan
2001 PT Cruiser 69,000
1999 Stratus
2007 Taurus
2001 Grand Prix x 2
1997 Yukon
2004 Freestar
1990 Silhouette
1995 Cherekee
2006 Equinox
1997 Blazer
2004 Seabring Convertible
2006 HHR
1998 stratus
1994 Sonoma
2004 F150 4x4
2004 Sedona
2001 Seabring
2002 Explorer 79k
2000 LeSabre
1999 Escort Z x 2
2002 Alero
1997 F150
1999 Expedition
1998 Sonoma Ext.
1998 F150 Extended 4x4
1992 Chevy 4x4 pickup
More Arriving Daily
WANT TO SELL YOUR
CAR OR TRUCK???
Let a River Valley News
Shopper
Classified
work for you!!!
Call Classifieds
today!!
(231)937-4740
290 Farm
Equipment
TRACTOR TIRE CHAINS, 13-6-16, New,
$338. asking $250. (231)734-6056
991 Mega Mkt.
Community Papers of
Michigan
Ph. 1-800-783-0267
STATEWIDE
CLASSIFIED NETWORK
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Market Classified Network
appear in free circulation com-
munity papers and shopping
guides reaching the grass roots
of Michigan. Your advertising
can be delivered weekly to more
than 2,100,000 households
throughout the state. ONLY$249
Call this paper to place a classi-
fied ad of 25 words or less and
reach across the state. Read-
ers: THIS PUBLICATION DOES
NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT
advertising which is deceptive,
fraudulent, or which might oth-
erwise violate the law or accept-
ed standards of taste. However,
this publication does not war-
rant or guarantee the accuracy of
any advertisement, nor the qual-
ity of the goods or services
advertised. Readers are cau-
tioned to thoroughly investigate
all claims made in any adver-
tisements, and to use good judg-
ment and reasonable care, par-
ticularly when dealing with per-
sons unknown to you who ask for
money in advance of delivery of
the goods or services advertised.
Homes for Sale
FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGSOver
400,000 properties nationwide. Low down
payment. Call now. 800-880-2517
Mattress Sets
A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY
FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, new-
never used, as seen on TV, with warranty.
Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-
832-2401
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12771 Northland Drive
Cedar Springs
1 Mile North of M-57 (14 Mile Road)
Hours: Mon. & Wed. 9:30 am - 8 pm
Tue., Thur. & Fri. 9:30 am - 6 pm
Sat. 10 am - 2 pm
www.cedarcarco.com
WE BUY
WE SELL • WE TRADE
CALL OR VISIT US TO SEE
WHAT YOUR VEHICLE IS WORTH
Arthur K. Eggerding Inc.
Realtor / Broker
Committed to marketing your property!
28 Years Experience, VA loans. Call Today!
Brynadette Powell 616.835.2624
Arthur K. Eggerding Realty 616.453.7655
Brynadette Powell
616-835-2624
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/ residential. Please call Plainfield Township to verify any concerns.
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to advanced heart
and vascular care.
United Hospital
Heart disease remains a leading threat to the health of
Americans. That’s why it’s so important to have leaders in heart
care close to home. Spectrum Health United Hospital provides
cardiovascular testing and treatment services at our outpatient
center in Greenville. Our cardiologists are part of the largest team
of heart and vascular disease specialists in West Michigan.
Opening spring 2012, providers from Spectrum Health Medical
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You and your family will appreciate the added convenience and
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Automotive Guide
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ANDERSON
INSURANCE
AUTO • HOME • LIFE • BUSINESS
231-937-5634
Fax: (231) 937-5240
230 West Shaw, P.O. Box 129
Howard City
Email: jim@jmandersonagency.net
• Expert Color Match • Frame Repair
• Collision Work
• State Certified Tech.
• Free Estimates
• Low Cost Rentals Available
For professional work and
guaranteed satisfaction, See Us!
Call 616-696-1830
Dan Scheidel, Owner
Mon. - Fri. 8 - 5 • 13399 White Creek • Cedar Springs • Off 131 Expressway
1/2 mile south of 17 Mile, Cedar Springs
CEDAR BODY SHOP INC.
Serving The Area Since 1954
Bassett’s Body Shop
Auto & Boat Repair
• Complete Collision Repair • Glass • Insurance Work
• Fiberglass & Gel Work • Painting
• Clean-ups & Detailing • Upholstery
11888 Northland Dr. • Cedar Springs
Just north of 14 Mile Rd.
40 Years At This Location
616-696-1347
VANDYKE’S ENGINE
REBUILDING
Since 1957
17 Westwood • Fremont
(231) 924-3170
• Head Pressure Checking & Reconditioning
• Crank Shaft Grinding • Engine Parts & Kits Available
• Cylinder Block Boring - Automotive, AG and Industrial
Gasoline by the Numbers
By Craig W. Armstrong
Living with today’s economy can be a challenge. Prices
go up but paychecks often stay the same; making ends
meet can be tough. One way to confront this problem is
with math. You may consider math another four-letter
word. However, better understanding where your hard-
earned money is going can help you keep your finances
in line...and that takes simple math.
One cost that fluctuates a great deal is the cost of gaso-
line. One week it’s high and the next week it’s probably
higher. If you know the mileage your vehicle is getting,
however, you might be able to make adjustments and
save a few bucks.
Like keeping your home clean, vigilance is the key.
Clean out your car once a week. If you spend any time in
your car you are going to accumulate “stuff” during the
course of a week. To keep these items from taking over
the interior, you can throw them away, organize them in
the car or move them out of the car.
Although manufacturers indicate a vehicle’s city/
highway MPG (miles per gallon), those numbers will
fluctuate based on the driver and driving conditions. So
how do you accurately figure the mileage you are getting
with your vehicle? First, prepare a worksheet to record
data; you can use a notebook or a computer-generated
spreadsheet. Whichever you choose, make sure you
have a column for each of the following: Date (on which
you purchase gas), Odometer Reading, Miles Traveled,
Gallons and MPG (Miles Per Gallon). (For budgeting
purposes, you may want to keep a record of Amount you
spent for gas also.)
Now head to the gas station and fill up your tank. Be sure
to use the lock on the nozzle handle so that the pump
shuts off automatically when the tank is full. Do not top
off the tank. Before you leave the gas station, record the
date and the odometer reading and set your trip meter.
The next step is easy...just drive. When your fuel gauge
registers about a quarter of a tank, head back to the gas
station and fill up again. This time, record both your
Odometer Reading and the number of Gallons (found
on the pump) used to fill up your vehicle.
You can find Miles Traveled in two ways. You can look
at your trip meter (if it hasn’t been accidentally reset)
or you can subtract your current odometer reading from
the original reading you logged on your worksheet. For
example, if your first odometer reading was 46,526
and your current reading is 46,852, you have traveled
(46,852 minus 46,526) 326 miles.
Next divide the miles you have traveled by the number
of gallons of gas you just used-let’s say 15.2, 326 divided
by 15.2-and you’ll have your miles per gallon. In this
case, your MPG is 21.4. However, this reading is ac-
curate for only this tank of gas. You will want to average
several fill-ups to get an accurate idea of your vehicle’s
MPG. Averaging is easy; just add your miles per gallon
notations and divide by the number of notations listed.
For example, if you have recorded four MPG figures on
your sheet, 21.4, 20.8, 22.7, 19.7, add them all together
for 84.6. Now divide that number by four and you have
your average, 21.2 miles per gallon.
So, what do you do with those numbers? See if you can
improve your gas mileage. How? The first thing is by
performing simple maintenance. Are the tires properly
inflated? Do you have the oil changed regularly? Is the
air filter clean? Next consider your driving habits. Do
you let your vehicle idle for long periods of time? Do
you often drive in stop-and-go traffic? Are you a “speed
demon”? Do you start quickly and stop suddenly?
Making adjustments and then checking your MPG will
let you know how much you are saving at the pump.
The process will take minimal time, but once you get the
hang of it, you might find it fun…imagine that, saving
money while having fun with math.
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Automotive Guide
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New State-of-the-Art Equipment
Specializing in: Brakes, Front Ends, Struts, Wheelbearings,
Exhaust systems, Air Conditioning, Computer Diagnostics,
Computer Alignments, General Auto Repair,
Tune-ups, Starters, Alternators.
8118 Federal Rd. • Howard City
M - F 9 am to 5:30 pm • Sat. by appointment
231-937-6100
New AC Delco & Motorcraft Distributor!
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989-365-4000
2250 Howard City Edmore Rd.
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Going Spareless:
The Good and the Bad
By Tresa Erickson
Many of us have had to deal with a flat tire
at some point or another. Getting out the
spare, jacking up the vehicle and changing
the flat tire are no fun, especially when you
are dressed up and on your way to work or
a special event. Imagine never having to do
that again. Sound good to you? Then you’ll
be happy to know that run-flat tires are mak-
ing their way onto vehicles.
Although run-flat tires were introduced in
1994, they have only recently become avail-
able on more vehicles. Currently, there are
two basic types: self-supporting tires (SST)
and patented auxiliary support tires (PAX).
Both are designed to support the weight of
a vehicle for 100 miles or more and allow
drivers to continue moving down the road
until they can find a shop to repair the flat.
SSTs rely upon heavily reinforced sidewalls
to support the vehicle’s weight, while PAXs
rely upon semi-rigid support rings.
Run-flat tires offer many benefits, most im-
portantly, convenience. Drivers don’t have
to worry about pulling over and changing
a flat tire. They can leave that to the repair
shop. They don’t have to carry all of the
tools necessary for changing a flat tire, giv-
ing them more space for other things. Some
auto manufacturers, in fact, have taken ad-
vantage of this extra space to incorporate
other features into their models. Vehicles
with run-flat tires have a tire pressure moni-
toring system, which lets drivers know
when one of their tires has lost pressure and
reduces the threat of a blowout. In instances
where a blowout does occur, run-flat tires
can handle the sudden deflation better than
standard tires, allowing drivers to maintain
stability.
Because the technology is relatively new,
run-flat tires do pose some problems. Run-
flat tires are heavier, adding to the vehicle’s
weight and using more gas. According to
some consumers, run-flat tires do not last
nearly as long as standard tires. Replace-
ments typically cost more than standard tires
and are not readily available at all shops. In
some cases, run-flat tires can be repaired,
but finding a shop with the equipment and
knowledge to do so can be difficult.
As run-flat tires become more common-
place, the problems with them will no doubt
be worked out. In the meantime, consumers
may want to take the purchase of a vehicle
with run-flat tires into serious consideration.
They should learn all that they can about the
tires, including how much they cost and how
easily they can be repaired and replaced.
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Select Care Physical Therapy
North End of Town (Next to Carpet Store)
7762 N. Federal Road, Howard City, MI 49329
• Aquatic Therapy (Only one in Town)
• Anodyne for Neuropathy
• Vestibular Rehab/Balance Training/
Fall Prevention
• Sports Medicine/Kinesio Taping
• 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.
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.
231-937-8485
Fax: 231-937-9836
www.selectcarept.com
CHURCH DIRECTORY
Rev. Darryl Miller
Phone: 616-636-5673
Worship Service 9:30 am
Children’s Church 9:30 am
~ FOR RENT ~
Church Ed. Building with fully
equipped kitchen. Make reservations
now for your parties, family reunions,
showers, graduations, group meetings.
Call Crystal Gould at 616-636-5615
$65.00 Rental, additional $25.00
refundable cleaning fee.
• NO ALCOHOL •
SAND LAKE
UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
45 6th St. • Sand Lake
Emmanuel
Baptist
Church
16028 Isabella St. • Coral
Morning Worship 10 am
Sunday School 11:15 am
Evening Service 6 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Bert Boes
231-354-6347
231-354-6311
Gospel Jamboree
3rd Sat. of the month.
304 Shaw St. • Howard City
Celebrating 135 Years of
Ministry in Howard City
Sunday School ..................... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 am
Evening Worship .................6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Awana (grades K-6th)
Teen Activity Center
Adults Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 pm
Pastor Brian Humphreys
Associate Pastor Paul Austin
Church Phone: 231-937-4809
www.howardcitybaptist.com
First Baptist
Church
HERITAGE
United Methodist Church
19931 W. Kendaville • Pierson
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am*
Sunday Youth Activities 5:30 pm*
Wed.: Kids Club 6 pm*
*September to May
Brad Brillhart, Pastor
Office Phone
231-937-4310
9920 Reed Rd., Howard City
Non Denominational
Sunday Morning
Worship Service 10 am
Sunday Evening Service &
Youth Group 6 pm
Mens & Womens Discipleship
groups offered throughout the week.
For more info, call or visit our web site at:
www.grace-hc.org
Email: grace@oneisp.net
Pastor Joel Cooper
Pastor Jorge Ballivian
231-937-6440 or 937-6833
Corner of Cypress & 136th
www.ensleyumc.org
Rev. Darryl Miller
Office: 616-636-5659
Sunday Worship 11 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Open Hearts, Open Minds,
Open Doors
South Ensley
United
Methodist
Church
You’re Invited To…
Pierson
Bible Church
101 Grand • Pierson, MI
Sunday School – 9:45 am
Worship – 11:00 am
Evening – 6:00 pm
Teens – 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Grief Share 9:00 am
Wed. Services – 6:00 pm
BLAST during school year – 6-7:15 pm
Ladies Bible Study – 1:00 pm
Ladies J.O.Y. meets 1st Thursday
of the month at 1:00 pm
Pastor Thomas Sluys
616-636-5542
www.piersonbiblechurch.org
CHURCH OF THE
FULL GOSPEL
(Since 1946)
Non-Denominational
Pentecostal Grace
180 E. Lake St.
SAND LAKE
1 block E. of Traffic Light
Sunday School 10 am
Sunday Morning 11 am
Sunday Night 6 pm
Wed. Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Verta Giddings
(616) 636-5628
Pastor Gary Giddings
(616) 799-0331
231-937-4921
Pastor Steven Frentz
Worship Service 9:30 am
Sunday School 10:45 am
Sat. Night Service 5:00
Youth Activities - Call Church
www.bethellutheranchurchonline.org
Bethel
Lutheran
Church
M-46 East of Old 131
Deerfield
Bible Church
To know Christ and
to make Christ known.
759 150th Avenue • Morley
Pastor Frank Taylor
231-580-9649
Sunday School • 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service • 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service • 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting • 6:30 p.m.
PINE GROVE
Community Church
A Christian Reformed
Ministry
Sunday Service 10 am
Boys & Girls Clubs
Wednesday at 7 pm
Teen Activities - Call Church
231-937-5250
On M-82, 5 miles west of
Howard City
110 Edgar St. • Lakeview
1 Mile North of M-46 on Youngman Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 am
Sunday School • 11 am
Sunday Evening Bible Study
6 pm
Wednesday Kids Program &
Prayer Meeting • 7 pm
Other Opportunities: Choir,
Small Group Bible Studies,
& Youth Groups
989-352-6836
St. Margaret Mary
Catholic Church
Sunday Morning Worship
9 AM
Tues. & Thurs. Morning
Worship
8:30 AM
Rev. Joseph Pettit
1051 E. Howard City Rd.
Edmore
989-427-5645
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Water Well Drilling
8744 124th St. • Sand Lake
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S. Wemmer, D.D.S.
205 E. Edgerton • Howard City
Family Dentistry
Hours by Appointment
231-937-5725
616.364.0550 Bill Coleman
1.800.396.2233 Owner
Quick Start
Batteries
Starters & Alternators
2121 Alpine, N.W. • Grand Rapids
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12
For professional work and
guaranteed satisfaction, See Us!
Call 616-696-1830
Dan Scheidel, Owner
Mon. - Fri. 8 - 5
13399 White Creek • Cedar Springs • Off 131 Expressway
1/2 mile south of 17 Mile, Cedar Springs
CEDAR BODY SHOP INC.
Serving The Area Since 1954
• Expert Color Match
• Frame Repair
• Collision Work
• State Certified Tech.
• Low Cost Rentals Available
• Free Estimates
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9075 Mason Dr. • Newaygo
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9292 Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) • Lakeview
989-352-TIRE (8473)
WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD
CENTRAL MICHIGAN TIRE
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Selection of
Used Snow &
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Several Other Sizes
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Call for Pricing
Set of 4
Used Tires
Out the
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Mount, balance,
tax included.
225/60/R16 Only
$
240
235/75/R15 Only
$
240
• Take-Offs Like New 1/2 Price
• Tubes • New Tires • Used Tires
• Lawn Mower Tires • New Rims
• Farm Service • Semi Tire Service
★ Most Brands Available ★
Oil Changes
Basic - 5 qts. & under
$
20
(Additional oil $2/qt.)
Deluxe - 5 qts. & under
$
30
(Additional oil $2/qt.)
Excludes diesel oil changes
FREE
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& Repair
with your
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purchase.
AT3
P265/75/R16
$
680
Set of 4 • Out the door
Mount, balance, tax included.
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$
460
Set of 4 • Out the door
Mount, balance, tax included.
NOW OFFERING
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• Head Pressure Checking & Reconditioning
• Crank Shaft Grinding • Engine Parts & Kits Available
• Cylinder Block Boring - Automotive, AG and Industrial
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PETERSONTAXAND ACCOUNTING.COM
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all makes and models
Refer us to your friends!
Roger “Andy” Anderson
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repaired and new appliances
572 South State St., Sparta
616-887-1999
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RESIDENTIAL/AGRICULTURAL ROOFS & SIDING
20 Colors Available, Cut To Your Length.
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Divorce after years. In some middle and upper income
families one spouse stays home to raise the children,
keep house, and take care of the other’s family needs,
while the other goes to the job every day. It used to be
that the wife stayed home, but it’s often the husband
nowadays. And it used to be very common, but is less
so now that many women choose not to be dependent
on their husbands, or to have careers of their own and
raise children together too. In a divorce after many
years, the stay-at-home spouse used to be penalized.
At retirement age they’d be out their fair share of the
Social Security income their spouse ‘earned’ during
their marriage. Stay married, you and your spouse
spend all your retirement incomes together. Divorce,
and the job-worker gets it all.
Only workers contribute. Only a go-to-work spouse
contributes toward Social Security. Contributions
are mandatory deductions from every paycheck.
Employers match those contributions. An account, so
to speak, builds in each employee’s name on paper
at the Social Security Administration. You can’t
withdraw that money, but based on how many quarter-
years you’ve worked in your lifetime and the total
contributions made in your name before you retire,
you’ll receive a monthly Social Security retirement
check for the rest of your life. It’s the U.S.’ way of
securing a retirement income for workers.
How’s it fair? In a Michigan divorce the judge
must make a ‘fair’ award of marital property. That’s
usually a 50/50 split. Retirement plans are considered
‘marital property’. So, one would think, Social
Security retirement income is marital property to
be split 50/50. And for many years divorce lawyers
depended on that reasoning, as did the state’s circuit
court judges. But one would now be wrong. Social
Security retirement income is a benefit to which the
‘retired worker alone’ is entitled, says the Court of
Appeals in a recent decision. As such, no court can
order the Social Security Administration to split a
retirement check with an old spouse. And the court
has no other means to enforce an order that one party
must share his check with the other.
Take the case… of James and Mary Biondo, who
married in 1964 and divorced in 2007. After 43
years, Mary had accrued much less in Social Security
benefits than James. He had worked at Ford Motor
Company. The Biondos agreed to split their retirement
checks and the Judgment of Divorce required them
to equalize their retirement checks. But it seems that
James had an immediate change of heart. He refused
to forward Mary her share of his checks. (Maybe by
then there was a new Mrs. Biondo who didn’t want
James to have to share with the old Mrs. Biondo? In
any event…)
Mary went back to court. James argued that the
formula to split his social security with Mary violated
federal law, and that any order enforcing those terms
would be invalid. When the local court agreed with
Mary, James took it to the Michigan Court of Appeals.
There, James won that argument, but only sort of.
First, the Court of Appeals noted that section 407 of
the Social Security Act prohibits any state court from
ordering the assignment or transfer of any future
federal benefit.
The Court saved Mary. But the Appeals Court would
not be fooled by James’ trickery. While it could not
order James to give Mary part of his social security
check, it could, and did, order a change to the division
of all of the Biondos’ other property. That division
was done taking into account that James was going
to receive a much greater social security retirement
income, and Mary ends up with most of their property.
James got to keep all of his social security, but he
didn’t end up with much of anything else. “Social
security benefits …inform the property division, ”
says the court. Or, how to get in the back door, what
won’t fit through the front.
__________________________________________________
Jeanne Jerow practices extensively Divorce & Custody,
Certificate in Estate Plans, Probate, Wills & Trusts, Auto
Accidents, Negligence and Property Law. Remember, because
you read it here, it’s not your personal legal advice. Don’t
depend on it.
Divorced spouses can share
Social Security
By Jeanne L. Jerow, Attorney, Counselor, Mediator • Howard City
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MAPLE ST BIG RAPID, MICHIGAN
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Green Depression Glass
Pink Depression Glass
White Depression Glass
Ruby Glass
Webly - Rose Pattern (43 Pieces)
Vintage Cream & Sugar
Fenton Satin Rose Bowl - Pink - Peach
Fenton - Blue - Amber - Green - Yellow - White - Amethyst
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Fostoria
Heisey Crystal
Limoges
Double Handle Soup Bowl
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Porcelain Dutch Boy Drip Pot Tea Set
Candle Wicking
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Canvas Pictures
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Select Care Physical Therapy
North End of Town (Next to Carpet Store)
7762 N. Federal Road, Howard City, MI 49329
• Aquatic Therapy (Only one in Town)
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Not affiliated with any other therapy
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Our therapists work only at this location,
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Goal setting is a powerful tool that will help you think through
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On Monday, Feb. 6 we are offering a Goal Setting Workshop at Still Waters
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2011 1500 4x4 EXT. CAB
11T554
MSRP $33,490
Sale
Price
$
26,158
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2011 2500 4x4 CREW CAB LT
11T547
Power Seat, Remote Start, 18” Aluminum Wheels, HD
Trailering Equipment. MSRP $44,110
Sale
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2011 3500 4x4 CREW CAB LTZ
11T363
Duramax Diesel, Allison 6 Spd. Trans., Heated Leather
Seats, Touch Screen Navigation. MSRP $59,528
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2011 COLORADO CREW CAB LT
12T001
Power Locks & Windows, Cruise, Chrome Tubular Assist
Steps. MSRP $30,730
Sale
Price
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$
25,728
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2011 TAHOE 4x4 LTZ
11T408
Heated Leather, Navigation, 20” Chrome Wheels. 6,987
Demo Miles. MSRP $59,559
Sale
Price
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$
48,996
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DEMO
2012 SONIC LS
12C078
MSRP $14,510
Sale
Price
$
13,495
00
2012 IMPALA LT
12C011
MSRP $28,010
Sale
Price
$
21,013
00
2012 MALIBU LS
12C152
Sale
Price
$
18,890
00
LS Uplevel Pkg., Bluetooth, PW, PL. MSRP $23,270
Lease For
$
199
Mo.
Model MSRP Down Pmt. Sec. Dep. Pmt. Amt. Due at Start Total Pmts. Term Excess Mileage
Traverse $30,880 0 Waived $294+tax $311 $11,230 36 mo./12K per year 20¢
Malibu $23,270 $1,000 0 $199+tax $1,712 $6,965 36 mo./12K per year 20¢
Cruze $17,485 $1,000 0 $199+tax $1,540 $6,965 36 mo./12K per year 20¢
Equinox $24,355 $1,000 $300 $256+tax $1,893 $8,960 36 mo./12K per year 20¢
2012 TRAVERSE
12T127
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25,929
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Lease For
$
294
Mo.
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$
7,332
2012 CAMARO LS
12C045
MSRP $25,830
Sale
Price
$
22,997
45
Save
$
6,997
DEMO
31 MPG
Save
$
1,015
35 MPG
33 MPG
200 20
Save
$
4,380
2012 CRUZE LS
12C111
Sale
Price
$
16,246
00
MSRP $17,485
Lease For
$
199
Mo.
36 MPG
20 0 20
Save
$
1,239
2012 EQUINOX
12T146
Sale
Price
$
22,220
00
MSRP $24,355
Lease For
$
256
Mo.
32 MPG
20 0 22222222220
Save
$
2,135

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