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MONDAY,February13,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 3
OBITUARIES
The Newaygo Marching Band fnished an-
other successful season on Saturday, Nov. 5,
with their performance at Ford Field in the
MCBA (Michigan Competing Band Association)
State Finals Competition. State Finals is for the
top eleven bands in each class (Flight in MCBA).
To determine the top eleven, each band earns a
Championship Average Score by taking the aver-
age of their two highest scores from MCBA sea-
son competitions around the state. The twelve
bands with the highest Championship Average
Scoring in each fight qualify for state fnals.
Newaygo entered State Finals ranked 2nd in
the State in Flight IV. (Flight IV is comprised
of schools with enrollment sizes from 1 - 781.)
The other eleven schools they competed against
in Flight IV were: Allegan, Belding, Columbia
Central, Comstock Park, Durand, Edwardsburg,
Godwin Heights, Grant, Newaygo, Parchment
and South Lake. Each band is given a ffteen
minute time slot to perform, and at the conclu-
sion of the last band’s performance, the judg-
es’ results are tabulated, and then placement
awards are announced. Newaygo fnished the
as the Flight IV State Runner-Up with a score
of 84.79. Newaygo also won the award for Best
General Effect. Here are the fnal results.
1st - Godwin Heights – 86.37
2nd - Newaygo – 84.79
3rd - Grant - 82.20
4th - Parchment- 80.73
5th - Belding - 78.97
6th - Allegan - 76.21
7th - Watervliet - 75.75
8th - Durand - 75.22
9th - Edwardsburg - 72.67
10th - Columbia Central - 70.78
11th - Comstock Park - 68.56
12th - South Lake - 67.52
The Newaygo Marching Band would like to
thank all of the student and parent volunteers
who helped make this season a success. Thank
you very much for your hard work and support;
we could not have done it without you. They
would also like to thank all of the community
members and businesses who supported them
this season, whether through various donations
or equipment usage. Congratulations to the stu-
dents of the Newaygo Marching Band on a great
season.
CARSON CITY — Mark
your calendars for the Febru-
ary Brown Bag Lunch Series at
Carson City Hospital (CCH) on
Wednesday, February 15, from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Con-
ference Room A to learn about
the second most commonly di-
agnosed cancer: colorectal can-
cer.
Dr. Robert Boorstein will
discuss the symptoms, risk fac-
tors and prevention of colorectal
cancer which is also the second
leading cause of cancer death
in both men and women in the
United States. Plan on attending
this informative presentation to
learn why colonoscopies are im-
portant and what to expect when
s c he dul i ng
one.
The third
Wednesday of
each month
CCH hosts a
new, excit-
ing speaker
with topics
ranging from
inspirational
and educational to important
health-care advice. Bring a
lunch or enjoy complimentary
beverages and treats! No regis-
tration is necessary and every-
one is welcome.
For more information, con-
tact CCH Public Relations at
989-584-3971, ext. 237.
Sgt. Miachael
Paauwe
Sgt. Michael Paauwe, 27, of
Texas, formerly of Morley, passed
away as a result of injuries sus-
tained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born Nov. 13, 1984, in
Grand Rapids, the son of Greg and
Belinda (Adams) Paauwe. Michael
graduated from Morley Stanwood
High School in 2003 and enlisted
in the U.S. Army where he has
served for eight years. Michael
loved cars, motorcycles, and rac-
ing. He was a member of the Car
Team Club.
In 2005, he married his high
school sweetheart Sarah Vorhees
who survives. Also surviving are
his son, Ethan and his daugh-
ter, Megan; parents, Greg and
Belinda; one sister, Mindy of
Ohio and several aunts, uncles
and cousins. Funeral services
will take place at the Heckman
Funeral Home with Pastor J.B.
Stutts offciating with burial in
the Amble Cemetery. Memorials
to: the Family for an educational
fund for the children.
Newaygo County upcoming marriages:
Terrance Stout of Fremont and Andrea Taylor of Fremont
Jordan Klingbeil of Lansing and Tara Scarbrough of Fremont
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989-427-5141 989-352-8168 989-831-4140
Owned by Pharmacists - Run by Pharmacists
1952 – The Lakeview Boy Scouts
took it upon themselves to stage
a porch light drive, and earned
nearly $62.00 to donate to the
polio drive.
Lakeview merchant Fred
Harken has joined the IGA Group,
and will operate in the future under
the IGA banner.
1962 – Harold Smith has opened
the second coin laundry in
Lakeview.
James Frost, LHS senior, has
been nominated for appointment
to the US Merchant Marines
Academy.
1977 – Marine PFC Greg Myers
of the Howard City area has
completed training at the Marine
Corps Recruit Depot, Ferris Inland,
SC.
R. Palmer Carr of Townline
Lake near Lakeview is retiring
after 28 years of serving Michigan
in the Department of Treasury in
Lansing.
1997 – Longtime Chamber of
Commerce member, Phyllis
Wagner of Lakeview, has retired
from active involvement, but will
spend her free time on her business:
Country Candies.
LHS seniors Sonya Larsen and
Arne vonScheidt served as King
and Queen of Lakeview’s recent
Winterfest.
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
nObituaries, Page 3
nSand Lake Winterfest,
Page 6
nThe Arc news, Page 7
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RECORD - ENTERPRISE
The River Valley
Serving PortionS of MontcalM, MecoSta, newaygo and Kent countieS
Pennant Health Alliance welcomes new members
Pennant Health Alliance an-
nounces two new members
GRAND RAPIDS — Pennant Health
Alliance announced recently that Mary
Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand
Rapids and Carson City Hospital in Car-
son City will join the Alliance.
Pennant Health Alliance is a collabor-
ative that allows health care organizations
to share best practices and work together
in several areas, including physician re-
cruitment and alignment, health informa-
tion technology, group purchasing and
revenue management. The Alliance was
founded by Metro Health, Trinity Health
West Michigan (known as Mercy Health),
and University of Michigan Health Sys-
tem, and is designed to strengthen com-
munity hospitals and physician practices.
“We frmly believe that the best health
care starts local and stays local,” said Mike
Faas, president and CEO of Metro Health
Hospital and CEO of Pennant. “Pennant
Health Alliance offers signifcant opera-
tional, quality and fnancial benefts with-
out the loss of control or ownership.”
The Alliance offers services to mem-
bers in key areas, including:
n Health information technology to
facilitate the often costly transition to
electronic medical records.
n Group purchasing that will allow
independent hospitals to beneft from
greater purchasing power.
n Consultation to improve coding,
billing and collection for patient services.
Other customized services, such as
quality consulting and performance re-
porting, are available on an as-requested
basis.
“We are pleased to join Pennant,
which offers independent hospitals like
Mary Free Bed the opportunity to beneft
from collaborating with other healthcare
organizations in our region,” said Kent
Riddle, CEO of Mary Free Bed. “As we
MCC offers
more than
$70,000 in
scholarships
for 2012-13
SIDNEY – Montcalm Communi-
ty College is accepting applications
until 4 p.m. March 2 for 131 schol-
arships valued at $76,675 for the
2012-13 school year.
In 2011-12, MCC and the MCC
Foundation awarded 117 scholar-
ships valued at $70,175. Scholar-
ships are available for 2012 high
school graduates, other new MCC
students and returning MCC stu-
dents.
“The MCC Foundation is com-
mitted to supporting MCC’s mission
of creating a learning community,”
said MCCF Executive Director Ter-
ry Smith. “The foundation directly
supports the college’s mission and
learners by providing scholarships.”
Three new scholarships are avail-
able for the coming school year.
The MCCF Ash Foundation
Scholarship will provide 10 $1,000
scholarships for new or returning
MCC students who reside in the Car-
son City-Crystal, Central Montcalm,
Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella,
Tri County, Vestaburg or Belding
public schools district.
The MCCF Grace Anne Hatto-
Adler Memorial Scholarship will
provide $250 for a current MCC
student pursuing a degree in health
care. Preference may be given to a
student who has experienced the
death of his or her child or sibling.
The MCCF Anna Hertz-McCoy
Memorial Scholarship will provide
$250 for a new, current or return-
ing MCC student. Preference may be
given to a student enrolling in a for-
eign language course or MCC’s study
The Montcalm County Panhan-
dle Chamber of Commerce would
like to welcome The Edgar Farm as
a new member! The Edgar Farm is
located at 11681 W. Howard City-
Edmore Road (intersection of M-
46 and Gravel Ridge), in Lakeview.
Do you have an important event in
your future? The Edgar Farm has the
services to make your event a suc-
cessful one. Fran Carlson, owner, of-
fers catering as well as many of the
other necessary services. She also
can provide photographers, cake
designers, DJ services, limo services,
foral services, chocolatiers, creative
ice, custom sewing or alterations,
and carriage or sleigh rides. The Ed-
gar Farm is also the perfect location
to hold the event at. The grounds of
the farm provide a beautiful back-
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The Edgar Farm joins Panhandle Chamber
DETROIT — According to a
survey conducted by Business
Leaders for Michigan (BLM)
in January, Michigan voters
strongly believe our universi-
ties play an important role in
the creation of new jobs.
“Nearly 92 percent of re-
spondents said universities
were very or somewhat im-
portant to creating jobs,” said
Doug Rothwell, President
and CEO, Business Leaders
for Michigan. “These results
confrm that Michigan voters
clearly understand our pub-
lic universities are one of our
greatest assets for growing jobs
and Michigan’s economy.”
In addition, voters also be-
lieve that additional funding
should be tied to performance
in key areas. Nearly 68 percent
of voters support the idea of al-
lowing universities to earn back
some of the money that has
been cut from higher education
if universities increase their
graduation and retention rates,
keep administrative costs low,
and increase fnancial aid. By
a margin of 47 percent-33 per-
cent, voters preferred this idea
to a proposal that would give
every Michigan college student
$9,500 without being linked to
results. “Voters are willing to
support more funding for our
universities, but they want ac-
countability and performance
for that investment,” said
Rothwell.
Finally, by an overwhelm-
ing margin of 87-8 percent,
voters strongly oppose the
idea of amending the Michi-
gan Constitution to create one
statewide system to manage
Michigan’s universities. “Vot-
ers do not want to create an-
Survey: Majority of Michigan voters believe Michigan’s
universities are important in creating new jobs
See ALLIANCE page 6
See JOBS page 6 See SCHOLARSHIPS page 8
6 RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER•MONDAY,February13,2012
other statewide bureaucracy, particularly
when they learn that Michigan’s university
administrative costs are actually lower than
other states with statewide systems,” Roth-
well explained.
The telephone survey of 600 registered
voters was conducted by the Glengariff
Group, Inc., with a margin of error of +/-4.0
percent.
About Business Leaders for Michigan:
Business Leaders for Michigan (www.
BusinessLeadersforMichigan.com) is a pri-
vate, non-proft executive leadership organi-
zation dedicated to making Michigan a “Top
Ten” state for job and economic growth. The
organization is composed exclusively of the
chairpersons, chief executives or most se-
nior executives of Michigan’s largest com-
panies and universities, which provide over
320,000 jobs in Michigan, generate over $1
Trillion in annual revenue and serve over
135,000 students. The organization’s work is
defned by the Michigan Turnaround Plan, a
holistic, fact-based strategy to get Michigan’s
economy back on track. Visit www.michigan-
turnaroundplan.com for more information.
JOBS
ConTInued fRoM PAGE 3
look toward the impact of health care reform
legislation, partnerships such as Pennant will
become increasingly vital – not only to us, but
to our entire region.”
Carson City Hospital President and CEO
Matthew J. Thompson commented: “our
partnership with Pennant will provide us
with a competitive advantage and better pre-
pare us for new health reform challenges. As
a rural community hospital, our goal is to
keep care local and continue to provide our
patients comprehensive care close to home.”
Chief Operating Offcer of Pennant Health
Mary Boyd said: “The partnership between
Carson City Hospital and Pennant will not
only beneft the hospital, but will provide
Pennant Health with more input from the
rural, independent hospital market for the
future business endeavors of Pennant. It’s a
win-win. Carson City Hospital will have ac-
cess to our deep resources and we will have
insight into the rural hospital market. The
addition of Mary free Bed expands our con-
tinuum into patient rehabilitation services
and makes the Alliance stronger.”
Amid national health care reform and the
region’s aging population, Pennant Health
Alliance works to increase patient access to
local primary and specialty care, while help-
ing to improve the quality of health care and
reduce operating and technology costs for
hospitals and physician practices.
The Alliance tackles a national issue,
highlighted on the cover of the January 2012
edition of Hospitals and Health networks.
under a title of “Collaboration equals Inde-
pendence,” the article states that “Aligning
with the right partners is key for hospitals
that want to avoid a merger or acquisition.”
The deep resources of the founding or-
ganizations, with unmatched skill and scale,
can be leveraged to deliver services. Pennant
is backed by the substantial resources and
community hospital operations knowledge
of Trinity Health, the nation’s 10th largest
health system, the university of Michigan
Health System, whose specialty clinical pro-
grams are routinely recognized among the
nation’s best, and Metro Health, a regional
health care organization that is routinely
recognized for its outstanding care and ser-
vice.
Hospitals and physician practices can
join Pennant Health Alliance through a sup-
port services agreement. Services may be
purchased through a fee-for-service arrange-
ment or through joint ventures and other
contractual arrangements with Pennant.
ALLIANCE
ConTInued fRoM PAGE 3
Snow or no snow,
Sand Lake Winterfest
is still a go
The Sand Lake Chamber of Com-
merce has announced the Second
Sand Lake Winterfest.
The fun is set for friday, feb.
10, with activities at the VfW and
the Sand Lake/nelson Township Li-
brary.
on Saturday, feb. 11, the fun
continues with family-oriented fun
in Salisbury Park, downtown Sand
Lake, and again, at the Sand Lake/
nelson Township Library.
Those attending the festival can
fnd activities such as ice sculpting,
ice skating, frozen fsh toss and ven-
dors in the park.
Warm up at the VfW with hot
chili provided by the Tri County Lit-
tle League.
The outhouse races downtown is
something no one will want to miss.
A snowman-building contest is
one of the many winter events folks
will fnd at the library. If there is no
snow, organizers will improvise with
paper snowmen.
At night, the photo contest and
silent auction, at the VfW, with mu-
sic provided by the Rhythm Masters
from 5 to 7 p.m. and singer Cheri
Miles, who has won national awards
for her music and has recorded in
nashville.
The frst snow “ball” dance with
music provided by Ronny Williams
& friends will start immediately fol-
lowing the photo contest.
The snow “ball” dance is spon-
sored in part by B&B distributing.
Winterfest royalty, dean and Chris-
tie Wall, the Blizzard Kind and Ice
Queen, along with the Ice Prince,
Dageus Leiter and Ice Princes Kylee
Prestia, will greet those attending
throughout the day and into the eve-
ning activities.
for more information visit www.
sandlakechamberofcommerce.com.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“A citizen of America will cross the
ocean to fght for democracy, but
won’t cross the street to vote in a
national election.”
— Bill Vaughan
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Member of The Arc Kent County invited to White House
WASHINGTON — This week, Tammy (Goerner)
Finn, daughter of the late Betty (Cahill) Goerner and
Larry Goerner of Howard City, will join 150 leaders
of The Arc from across the country to attend a White
House Community Leaders Briefng. Over the course
of the day, leaders of the chapters of The Arc, including
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(I/DD) will be briefed by high-level White House and
Obama Administration offcials on topics ranging from
Medicaid to education to community living and em-
ployment for people with I/DD, and have the chance to
engage with and ask questions of these offcials. This
day-long briefng is specifcally for The Arc’s network,
and comes just weeks before Developmental Disabili-
ties Awareness Month, which is in March and will be
marked with efforts across the country to raise aware-
ness of issues facing people with disabilities.
“I am honored to receive this invitation form the ad-
ministration to emphasize how important these issues
are to the lives of people with intellectual and develop-
mental disabilities,” Finn said. “This is a wonderful op-
portunity to talk with policy makers and carry to them
the views and concerns of West Michigan residents.”
During the day-long event, participants will hear
from senior White House offcials including Jon Car-
son, the director of the Offce of Public Engagement.
Additionally, there will be a series of policy breakout
sessions that will allow for more detailed discussions
on certain issue areas, like community living, educa-
tion and Medicaid. The purpose of these briefngs is
to allow White House and administration offcials to
hear from the leaders of The Arc about how govern-
ment policies affect the lives of people with I/DD and
impact their ability to live full, independent lives. This
unique, face-to-face opportunity to speak directly to
people in positions to make change form within the
government will allow leaders of The Arc to make the
voices of the millions of people with I/DD heard at the
White House. As The Arc gears up to raise awareness
of I/DD during Developmental Disabilities Awareness
Month in March, chapter leaders can take home new
tools to help individuals in their communities utilize
programs of the federal government.
“The Arc, as one of the largest organizations work-
ing with people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, brings a wealth of experience and insight
to discuss today’s most important concerns facing
persons with intellectual and developmental disabili-
ties. We’re looking forward to having them here at the
White House to deepen our partnership, and to discuss
the issues we care about the most,” Carson said.
The Arc advocates for and serves people with I/
DD, including Down syndrome, autism, Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagno-
ses. The Arc has a network of more than 700 chapters
across the country promoting and protecting the hu-
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munity throughout their lifetimes and without regard
to diagnosis.
Tammy Finn attends high level briefings, advocates for people with disabilities
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Psoriasis is the most prevalent auto-
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Americans. Now, through a new cam-
paign called “Are You Serious?,” adults
living with plaque psoriasis are invited
to share their story of the moment they
realized it was time to actively work with
a dermatologist to take control of dis-
ease symptoms.
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Plaque psoriasis is a chronic condi-
tion in which an overactive immune sys-
tem causes a buildup of skin cells that ap-
pear on the body’s surface as raised red
patches with silvery fakes. The effects of
the disease can be devastating. A survey
conducted by the NPF from 2004–2009
found that nearly 60 percent of 4,725 re-
spondents with the condition indicated
psoriasis symptoms were a large prob-
lem in their everyday lives.
The Doctor’s Advice
Dr. Stefan Weiss, a dermatologist
with the Weiss Skin Institute, says,
“Psoriasis is a serious autoimmune dis-
ease that appears on the skin. As a result
of the physical and emotional impact of
the disease, patients often feel embar-
rassed, which is why I recommend hav-
ing honest and frank discussions with a
dermatologist.” Dr. Weiss also explains,
“Getting serious about psoriasis com-
monly begins with a particular experi-
ence that makes a patient realize it’s
time to take control and manage his or
her disease.”
Are You Serious
About Psoriasis?
When Todd B., 48, was frst diag-
nosed with plaque psoriasis, he never
imagined the disease would impact him
in so many ways. Oftentimes, he would
try to hide his disease with clothing, even
when it covered nearly 90 percent of his
body. After a traumatic experience at the
barber, however, he realized it was time
to take control of his disease symptoms.
He looks at that experience as his “seri-
ous about psoriasis” moment.
Todd is just one of millions who has a
story to tell. He has since participated in
the “Are You Serious?” educational cam-
paign developed by Janssen Biotech, Inc.
in partnership with the NPF for members
of the psoriasis community to share their
personal moment or experience that in-
spired them to work closely with their
dermatologist toward managing their
disease.
The campaign website, www. Serious-
AboutPsoriasis.com, features a Psoriasis
Storytellers Network, where motivating
stories from others are showcased to of-
fer support and build community. The
website also has helpful resources and
perspectives from leading dermatolo-
gists, including Dr. Weiss, about topics
related to psoriasis.
Individuals who share their story on
the website will receive a free kit by mail
that includes a psoriasis discussion guide
and journal, body lotion and an aware-
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Learn More
You can share your story and learn
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abroad program.
The MCCF Manfred Doser Memorial
Scholarship was renamed the MCCF Bea-
trice and Manfred Doser Memorial Schol-
arship following her death. Bea served on
the committees working to establish MCC
in the 1960s, then on the MCC Board of
Trustees from 1965 to 1987. The scholar-
ship fund offers a $500 award to a stu-
dent demonstrating academic achieve-
ment who plans to major in chemistry
or engineering. A second $500 award is
for a student demonstrating academic
achievement and exhibiting exceptional
leadership to MCC and/or the commu-
nity through volunteerism.
The following scholarships are also
available.
One $4,000 MCCF Stanley and
Blanche Ash Scholarship is available for
a 2012 in-district high school graduate
with a minimum 3.0 GPA. MCC’s dis-
trict is comprised of the Carson City-
Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville,
Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and
Vestaburg public school districts. The
scholarship is distributed evenly over
two consecutive years.
Several MCCF Beth Anderson Memo-
rial Scholarships are available including
22 $500 awards for new MCC students,
24 $500 scholarships for current and re-
turning students and fve $500 awards
for home school graduates.
One $500 MCCF Doris M. Arntz
Scholarship is available for a student
pursuing an MCC occupational pro-
gram.
One $250 MCCF Travis L. Bingaman
Memorial Scholarship is available for
a 2012 Central Montcalm High School
graduate who has a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Three $500 MCCF Louise D. Bue-
scher Scholarships are available for
MCC students enrolled in at least six
credits.
Three $600 MCCF William and Har-
riette Cook Scholarships are available
for new MCC students who enroll in six
or more credits.
One $150 MCCF Judy K. DeVolder
Nutt Scholarship is available for a stu-
dent pursuing a nursing degree who has
completed at least six credits.
Two $300 MCCF Dr. Gordon DeVr-
ies/Dr. Thomas Deurloo Scholarships
are available for nursing students who
have completed at least six credits.
MCC awards two $600 Board of
Trustees scholarships to 2012 graduates
of each in-district high school, seven
$600 scholarships to 2012 graduates
from out-of-district high schools and
four $600 scholarships to 2012 gradu-
ates from alternative high schools or
adult education programs. Awardees
must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Two $500 MCCF Mildred Farmer-
Angwin Scholarships are available for
Greenville High School graduates who
are pursuing a nursing degree.
One $500 MCCF Don and Emma
Goodell Scholarship is available for an
MCC student. Preference may be given
to a Belding High School graduate.
Two $550 MCCF Edward Reddig
Scholarships are available for 2012
Greenville High School graduates who
enroll in a business program.
One $250 MCCF Camille Widdifeld
Memorial Scholarship is available for a
current or returning MCC student who
graduated from Greenville High School,
has a minimum 2.0 GPA and demon-
strates good citizenship.
One $800 MCCF Mr. and Mrs. John
Hathaway Scholarship is available for a
Tri County High School graduate with a
minimum 2.0 GPA.
One $3,000 MCCF Herbert N.
Stoutenburg Scholarship is available for
a 2012 in-district high school graduate
with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plans to
pursue a mathematics or science ca-
reer. The MCCF established the schol-
arship in honor of former MCC Presi-
dent Stoutenburg, who also served on
the foundation’s board of directors. The
scholarship is distributed evenly over
two consecutive years.
Five $500 MCCF Grace M. Sagendorf
Scholarships are available for students
who demonstrate good citizenship and
have completed 15 or more credit hours
with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
One $300 MCCF Erin Kae Kitch-
enmaster Scholarship is available for a
full-time single-parent student pursu-
ing an associate degree in nursing who
has earned at least a 2.5 GPA.
Two $600 MCCF Kenneth J. and
Gail E. Lehman Scholarships are avail-
able for students with a minimum 3.0
GPA who are studying biology and who
demonstrate good citizenship.
Three $75 MCCF Harold and Ruth
Force Family Scholarships are available
for single-parent students who have
completed at least one MCC credit with
a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Two $150 MCCF MCC-ESPA Schol-
arships are available for full-time MCC
students who have completed at least 12
credits, are enrolled in a degree or cer-
tifcate program and have a minimum
2.5 GPA. MCC’s Support Staff union
funds the scholarship.
Three $100 MCCF MCC Employee
Endowed Scholarships are available to
students who have completed at least
six credits.
Two $1,500 MCCF Donald C. Burns
Presidential Scholarships are available
for students who are at least 25 years
old, have completed at least six credits
in a degree program and have a mini-
mum 3.0 GPA. The MCCF named this
scholarship in honor of former MCC
President Burns, who retired in 2009.
One $300 MCCF Nancy Fox Schol-
arship is available to a single-parent
student who is pursuing a degree and
who takes at least one art course. The
scholarship was endowed in memory of
former MCC Art Instructor Fox.
The MCCF Ardene (Diz) Oswald Me-
morial Scholarship provides one $500
scholarship to a student pursuing an oc-
cupational program who demonstrates
good citizenship and holds a minimum
2.0 GPA. Preference is given to students
in the integrated manufacturing tech-
nology program.
Two $600 MCCF Allen and Janet
Kohn Scholarships are available to new,
current or returning MCC students.
Applications for MCC’s scholarships
are available in the college’s Financial
Aid Offce and online at www.mont-
calm.edu/Home/Foundation/Applica-
tion-Forms.aspx.
SCHOLARSHIPS
CONTINuED FROM PAGE 3
Applications for Montcalm Community College’s 2012-13 scholarships are due
by 4 p.m. March 2. MCC and the MCC Foundation offer 131 scholarships valued
at $76,675 for the 2012-13 school year. Visit MCC’s Financial Aid Offce or www.
montcalm.edu/scholarships/ApplicationForms.htm for an application.
8
VILLAGE OF HOWARD CITY
MONTCALM COUNTY, MICHIGAN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Act No. 43 of the Public Acts of
Michigan of 1963, as amended, that the Village Council of the Village of Howard
City will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year
on February 27th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 125 Shaw Street, Howard
City, MI. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to
support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

At the hearing, all parties interested may appear before the Village Council and be
heard as to the proposed budget. A copy of the proposed budget will be available
for public inspection beginning February 14th during regular business hours at the
Village Hall.

Dated: February 13, 2012
Kim Alexander, Clerk
Village of Howard City
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Straw ............................................$1.40
Round Bales ................................$37.50
Feeder Pigs ...................................... N/A
Wood ..........................................$50.00
Livestock selling at 5:30 PM
SHEEP & GOATS
Fat Lambs .................................$195.00
Feeder Lambs ...........................$205.00
Ewes ...........................................$80.00
Goats/selling by head ................$140.00
CALVES
Started Calves ...........................$140.00
Back to Farm Deacons ..............$130.00
FEEDER CATTLE
Choice Steers 250-400# ............$125.00
Choice Steers 400# & up ..........$115.00
Choice Heifers ...........................$120.00
Holstein Steers 250-400# .........$120.00
Holstein Steers 400# & up ........$105.00
HOGS .................................. TOP
Hogs 200-230# ...........................$60.00
Hogs 230-250# ...........................$57.00
Ruffs ...........................................$49.00
Boars ..........................................$35.00
SLAUGHTER CATTLE
Choice Steers ............................$128.00
Choice Heifers ...........................$121.00
Holstein Steers ..........................$117.00
COWS
Top Cows ....................................$90.00
Canners & Cutters .......................$70.00
Thurs. Rail Cows (9am-3pm) .......$148.00
BULLS .........................................$83.50
DAIRY
Fresh Cows & Heifers ............$2,150.00
Springing Heifers ...................$1,750.00
Shortbred Heifers ...................$1,100.00
Open Heifers .............................$750.00
Heifers Calves ...........................$350.00
Bulls .......................................$1,300.00
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
MONDAY,February13,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 9
030 Special Notices
IF IT'S ODD
if it's old
and it's yours,
we'd like to buy it.
The Jack-Dick Co.
Dick 231-218-5031
Jack 616-232-8110
If people tell you,
you don't know Jack-Dick,
you can say yes I do -
We buy Estate's.
PLATO'S DOG SHOPS here; Mecos-
ta Book Gallery - hours at mecosta-
books.com or 231-972-4140, 100,000
books, 2 book stores in the village.
abroad program.
The MCCF Manfred Doser Memorial
Scholarship was renamed the MCCF Bea-
trice and Manfred Doser Memorial Schol-
arship following her death. Bea served on
the committees working to establish MCC
in the 1960s, then on the MCC Board of
Trustees from 1965 to 1987. The scholar-
ship fund offers a $500 award to a stu-
dent demonstrating academic achieve-
ment who plans to major in chemistry
or engineering. A second $500 award is
for a student demonstrating academic
achievement and exhibiting exceptional
leadership to MCC and/or the commu-
nity through volunteerism.
The following scholarships are also
available.
One $4,000 MCCF Stanley and
Blanche Ash Scholarship is available for
a 2012 in-district high school graduate
with a minimum 3.0 GPA. MCC’s dis-
trict is comprised of the Carson City-
Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville,
Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and
Vestaburg public school districts. The
scholarship is distributed evenly over
two consecutive years.
Several MCCF Beth Anderson Memo-
rial Scholarships are available including
22 $500 awards for new MCC students,
24 $500 scholarships for current and re-
turning students and fve $500 awards
for home school graduates.
One $500 MCCF Doris M. Arntz
Scholarship is available for a student
pursuing an MCC occupational pro-
gram.
One $250 MCCF Travis L. Bingaman
Memorial Scholarship is available for
a 2012 Central Montcalm High School
graduate who has a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Three $500 MCCF Louise D. Bue-
scher Scholarships are available for
MCC students enrolled in at least six
credits.
Three $600 MCCF William and Har-
riette Cook Scholarships are available
for new MCC students who enroll in six
or more credits.
One $150 MCCF Judy K. DeVolder
Nutt Scholarship is available for a stu-
dent pursuing a nursing degree who has
completed at least six credits.
Two $300 MCCF Dr. Gordon DeVr-
ies/Dr. Thomas Deurloo Scholarships
are available for nursing students who
have completed at least six credits.
MCC awards two $600 Board of
Trustees scholarships to 2012 graduates
of each in-district high school, seven
$600 scholarships to 2012 graduates
from out-of-district high schools and
four $600 scholarships to 2012 gradu-
ates from alternative high schools or
adult education programs. Awardees
must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Two $500 MCCF Mildred Farmer-
Angwin Scholarships are available for
Greenville High School graduates who
are pursuing a nursing degree.
One $500 MCCF Don and Emma
Goodell Scholarship is available for an
MCC student. Preference may be given
to a Belding High School graduate.
Two $550 MCCF Edward Reddig
Scholarships are available for 2012
Greenville High School graduates who
enroll in a business program.
One $250 MCCF Camille Widdifeld
Memorial Scholarship is available for a
current or returning MCC student who
graduated from Greenville High School,
has a minimum 2.0 GPA and demon-
strates good citizenship.
One $800 MCCF Mr. and Mrs. John
Hathaway Scholarship is available for a
Tri County High School graduate with a
minimum 2.0 GPA.
One $3,000 MCCF Herbert N.
Stoutenburg Scholarship is available for
a 2012 in-district high school graduate
with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plans to
pursue a mathematics or science ca-
reer. The MCCF established the schol-
arship in honor of former MCC Presi-
dent Stoutenburg, who also served on
the foundation’s board of directors. The
scholarship is distributed evenly over
two consecutive years.
Five $500 MCCF Grace M. Sagendorf
Scholarships are available for students
who demonstrate good citizenship and
have completed 15 or more credit hours
with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
One $300 MCCF Erin Kae Kitch-
enmaster Scholarship is available for a
full-time single-parent student pursu-
ing an associate degree in nursing who
has earned at least a 2.5 GPA.
Two $600 MCCF Kenneth J. and
Gail E. Lehman Scholarships are avail-
able for students with a minimum 3.0
GPA who are studying biology and who
demonstrate good citizenship.
Three $75 MCCF Harold and Ruth
Force Family Scholarships are available
for single-parent students who have
completed at least one MCC credit with
a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Two $150 MCCF MCC-ESPA Schol-
arships are available for full-time MCC
students who have completed at least 12
credits, are enrolled in a degree or cer-
tifcate program and have a minimum
2.5 GPA. MCC’s Support Staff union
funds the scholarship.
Three $100 MCCF MCC Employee
Endowed Scholarships are available to
students who have completed at least
six credits.
Two $1,500 MCCF Donald C. Burns
Presidential Scholarships are available
for students who are at least 25 years
old, have completed at least six credits
in a degree program and have a mini-
mum 3.0 GPA. The MCCF named this
scholarship in honor of former MCC
President Burns, who retired in 2009.
One $300 MCCF Nancy Fox Schol-
arship is available to a single-parent
student who is pursuing a degree and
who takes at least one art course. The
scholarship was endowed in memory of
former MCC Art Instructor Fox.
The MCCF Ardene (Diz) Oswald Me-
morial Scholarship provides one $500
scholarship to a student pursuing an oc-
cupational program who demonstrates
good citizenship and holds a minimum
2.0 GPA. Preference is given to students
in the integrated manufacturing tech-
nology program.
Two $600 MCCF Allen and Janet
Kohn Scholarships are available to new,
current or returning MCC students.
Applications for MCC’s scholarships
are available in the college’s Financial
Aid Offce and online at www.mont-
calm.edu/Home/Foundation/Applica-
tion-Forms.aspx.
SCHOLARSHIPS
CONTINuED FROM PAGE 3
Applications for Montcalm Community College’s 2012-13 scholarships are due
by 4 p.m. March 2. MCC and the MCC Foundation offer 131 scholarships valued
at $76,675 for the 2012-13 school year. Visit MCC’s Financial Aid Offce or www.
montcalm.edu/scholarships/ApplicationForms.htm for an application.
9
VILLAGE OF HOWARD CITY
MONTCALM COUNTY, MICHIGAN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Act No. 43 of the Public Acts of
Michigan of 1963, as amended, that the Village Council of the Village of Howard
City will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year
on February 27th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 125 Shaw Street, Howard
City, MI. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to
support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

At the hearing, all parties interested may appear before the Village Council and be
heard as to the proposed budget. A copy of the proposed budget will be available
for public inspection beginning February 14th during regular business hours at the
Village Hall.

Dated: February 13, 2012
Kim Alexander, Clerk
Village of Howard City
NOTICE
The Pierson Township Board of Review will meet at the Town Hall, 21156 Can-
nonsville Rd. on the following dates:
March 14, 2012 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
March 16, 2012 9:00 am – Noon
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please call for an appointment to appear before the Board of Review at 636-8570
from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesday - Thursday
The tentative ratios and multipliers for 2012 are:
Ratio Multiplier
Agricultural .................49.53.......... 1.0094
Commercial .................52.94.......... 0.9444
Industrial .....................49.86.......... 1.0028
Residential ...................50.94.......... 0.9815
Personal Property ........50.00.......... 1.0000
Thomas Doane
Pierson Township Assessor
Village of Morley
is accepting applications/resumes for treasurer and clerk posi-
tions. These positions are part-time with no benefits.
Must be familiar with accounting, QuickBooks, and Human
Resource procedures. Knowledge of General Law Village
procedures and residency a plus but not required. Applica-
tions should be received no later than Monday, February 20,
2012. Send to: Village Treasurer/Clerk Vacancy, Village of
Morley, P.O. Box 256, Morley, MI 49336. For more info call
(231) 856-4582.
REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF REVIEW
will meet at Reynolds Township office
215 E. Edgerton St. Howard City
Monday March 5, 2012 1pm Organizational Meeting
(no appeals will be heard)
Monday March 12th 3pm – 9pm by appointment or letter ONLY
Wednesday March 14th 9am – 3pm by appointment or letter ONLY
Keith Grannis, Secretary
Board of Review
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Public Notice
Ensley Township
On Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM, at the Ensley Township
Hall, 7163 E. 120th Street, Sand Lake, Michigan, the Ensley Township
Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing at the regularly
scheduled meeting to receive ‘public comment and questions’ regarding the
proposed changes to Section 3.37 (lot depth to width ratio) of the Township
Ordinance. The public is also invited to give input on the clear vision area
at Cypress Avenue and 120th Street. Written comments may be sent to the
Ensley Township Zoning Administrator at the above address.
Respectfully submitted by Cynthia Harwood, Clerk
Join us this
Mon., Feb. 13 • 6:30 PM
at
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be auctioned to the public at
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Don’t forget…we sell vehicles
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NEXT AUCTION:
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In the February 6, 2012 issues of The River Val-
ley News Shopper, The Tri-County Shopper and
The Pioneer East News Shopper, the Keller
North Country Motors advertisement had errors
in pricing. The 2003 Lincoln LS had the incorrect
price of $4,495. It should have been $6,495. The
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 had the incorrect price of
$7,995. It should have been $9,995. The 1999
Saturn had the incorrect price of $3,495. The price
should have been $2,795. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may have caused.
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Little League
Sign Ups
If your child
is between 5 & 18
you can sign
them up for
baseball or
softball.
Chili Cookoff
VFW in
Sand Lake
10 am - 3 pm
February 11
Sand Lake
Library
10 am - 1 pm
February 18,
25, & March 3
The cost is $45 for T-ball,
$55 for Minor’s and Major’s,
and $90 for Jr. and Sr. League
There will be a $15 discount for families
with 3 or more players.
Please have your child’s birth certificate
and medical card on hand.
Go to www.tcball.org for more information.
Discounts
to
Volunteers!
There will be a $10 late fee after March 3rd.
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Comstock Park
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Full Service Retail Store
Carrying all your pool & spa needs!
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• Vinyl Liner Replacement • Insurance Estimating
• Water Hauling & Excavating • Service
Tri County
Senior
All-Nighter
2012 Tri County Senior Class Night 0 Cou tyyyyyyyyy Se o C ass gggggggggggg tttt yyyyyyyyyyyy ggggggggggg
Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 6 PM
During the Tri County Varsity Basketball Games
DONATIONS have been collected from businesses in:
HOWARD CITY • SAND LAKE • PIERSON • CEDAR SPRINGS • NEWAYGO
And other areas as well as from teachers & others.
Donations like:
Gift Certificates • Lamps • Baskets of Goodies • School Supplies
Games • Treats • Tri County Items • Gas Cards…and many more.
The funds raised during this Silent Auction will be used to have a non-alcoholic
TC Senior Student Lock In Celebration at the end of the school year.
PLEASE COME SUPPORT THE STUDENTS
AND YOUR COMMUNITY!!
Tri County School News
ACADEMI CS • ARTS • ATHLETI CS • ACHI EVEMENT
February 13, 2012
As Tri County Area School District continues moving forward
on improving the focus and rigor of our curriculum, the need
for us to build more effective strategies for struggling learners
becomes more paramount to our planning. Our student’s learning
styles and abilities are just as diverse as their own personalities
and our phenomenal staff members, through their professional
diligence, meet the needs of our students every day. Within our
student population there are a group of kids that need additional
supports or services to be successful. Some student’s needs
are met through general education interventions following a
model called Response to Intervention (RtI), but some students
require more complex strategies or even modifications through
special education. It may surprise you to know that 1 out of
every 7 students in Tri County is eligible and receives special
education programs and services. These services include speech
and language therapy, occupational, therapy and physical
therapy. This equates to approximately 304 students (roughly
13% of our student population). This number fluctuates daily
depending on students who may move into the district from
another district and they are already eligible.
Special Education programs and services are required by State
and Federal law. School districts have strict rules and guidelines
for applying these laws, the eligibility process, and the provision
of special education programs and services. Funding for these
programs and services comes from various sources. Currently,
state and federal government do not fund the programs entirely.
Even though these programs and services are federally and state
mandated, roughly only 28% is reimbursed. The remaining 72%
of the costs comes directly out of a school district’s general fund.
One note, the State of Michigan is the only state that mandates
school districts to provide special education programs and
services from birth through age 26. The federal law mandates
services from age 3 years to 21 years.
Over the last ten years, Tri County has seen a slow rise in the
number of students receiving special education services. This
increase is due to multiple factors including the establishment
of a better referral system between medical entities and schools,
increase in complexity of curricular demands, a true increase
in identification of certain disabilities, and earlier identification
of young children to name a few. So this diversity continues to
grow. Tri County Area School’s general education and special
education teachers are highly qualified, hard-working teams
meeting the needs of our students. Although the need continues
to grow, so does our level of skill, ability to collaborate, and our
continued commitment to our students and families.
Please contact your child’s teacher, principal, or myself for
further information.
Daniel Brant, M. Ed.
dbrant@tricountyschools.com
Butler will coach players on
football, attitudes
For Tri County Athletic Director Phil Butler,
it might be easy to sit back and reminisce about
his career as both a football player and a coach.
After all, Butler – a 2000 Tri County graduate
– led the Vikings to the playoffs his senior year.
After graduating, he attended Hope College,
setting records for passing yards and touchdowns
while earning the Michigan Intercollegiate
Athletic Association Most Valuable Player
award. Following college, he transitioned into
a rewarding coaching career, working closely
with former coaches at Hope and Newaygo High
School.
So with these past accomplishments, one
might think that Butler’s only priority as Tri
County’s new varsity football coach will be
to restore its football program to its former
greatness.
But Butler defines success a little differently.
“What really matters,” he said, “is where these
young men are in 10 years and if they’ve grown
into good husbands, community members, and
individuals.”
Butler hopes that by instilling good attitudes
and work ethic in his team, success – and wins on
the playing field – will naturally follow. “There
is a big expectation factor this year,” he said.
“We expect our players to take their game to the
next level. We need to get the winning mentality
back, but our players need to understand that
they can’t just show up in August and expect to
win.”
The rebuilding process will take time, but
Butler believes the lessons his players learn
about how to treat their teammates and others
will pay immediate dividends.
“We need to create a positive attitude by
supporting each other,” Butler said. “If we don’t
win a game, but win with our players in the
classroom, the community, and the hallways of
our school, we are making strides. You might
not see that in the newspaper Saturday morning,
but that is the greatest win.”
Six surgical teams of
students donned surgical
masks and gloves before
undertaking the delicate
procedure. They used
scissors to cut apart words
and remove any unnecessary
letters. Once this was done,
glue and band-aids were
used to construct word
contractions. The newly
formed contractions were
placed in "recovery" until
all the glue was dried and
the band-aids were stuck, as
apostrophes, in the places
where the letters had been
removed. All of the surgical
procedures were then
displayed on the wall in the
classroom. Both teachers
were present to guide the
surgeons' hands.
Students in Mrs. Dewey’s and Mrs.
Brasington’s second-grade class,
performed “word surgery” in their
classroom last week.
If you have a child who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2012 they are
eligible to attend kindergarten next fall. Please call MacNaughton Elementary at 231937-4380
or email sbogardus@tricountyschool.com to get on our mailing list. We will need the child’s
legal name, birth date, parent/guardians names, mailing address, and if they have attended
preschool. We will be sending more information as soon as it is available. We are looking
forward to meeting each of you and welcome the opportunity to assist you in completing the
requirements for kindergarten registration.
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ACADEMI CS • ARTS • ATHLETI CS • ACHI EVEMENT
February 13, 2012
Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm
Members Present: All Members Present
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Consent Agenda
Closed Session – Student Hearings
Public Comment – Agenda Items Only: No one spoke to this. Organizational
Meeting:
Election of Officers: Elected were: President – Jill Fennessy, Vice President –
Janet Powell, Secretary – Keven Hoisington, Treasurer – Sharon Schwalbach
Adoption of Schedule & Location of Regular BOE meetings for 2012-13:
Approved
Superintendent designated as person responsible for posting public notices.
Designation of District Law Firms: Approved as presented
Independent Bank check Signature Authorizations: Approved as presented
Organizational Memberships: Approved as presented
MASB Legislative Representative: Jill Fennessy appointed.
Title IX Grievance Coordinators: Bill Cichewicz and Tim Goheen appointed.
Civil Rights Coordinator: Dan Brant appointed.
Recording Secretary: Sherry Wheeler appointed.
Other Action Items: 1) Overnight Field Trip – Approved as presented.
Public Comment – General Comments: No one spoke to this.
Board Comments/New Business: Positive comments received regarding the
new calling system recently implemented, suggestions regarding Student
Liaison reporting, and comments received from other districts regarding having
a student representative at board meetings.
Adjournment at 9:05 pm
Complete copy of proposed minutes is available to www.tricountyschools.com
Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm
Members Present: Fennessy, Hoisington, Schwalbach, Karhoff, Britten, Paulen
Student Liaison – Shana Shqair
Members Absent: Powell
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Consent Agenda
Board Recognition – Good Things At TC: Board of Education members
were recognized for their willingness to serve as part of January being Board
Recognition month. Members were presented with a certificate of appreciation
by Mr. Cumings and also received a gift card from the Tri County Education
Association. President Fennessy also commented on “The Student Scoop”, a
new online publication developed by some of our high school students.
Presentations:
1) MAISD Special Education Millage Information – Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht,
MAISD Supt.
2) Performance Contracting Information – Johnson Controls
3) Transportation Fleet Information – Linda Dixon, Transportation Director
Board & Administrative Reports: Superintendent provided updates on athletic
eligibility, investigation into an online application process called Applitrack,
recently released poverty rate numbers, district switch project presented last
month, and continued monitoring of State and Federal changes.
Public Comment – Agenda Items: No one spoke to this
Action Items:
1) Board Bylaws, Section 1000, Second Reading – tabled for review.
2) Monitoring Report 2.7 -Approved
Public Comment – General Comments: Student Liaison, Shana Shqair, invited
board members and administrators to take part in the upcoming MLK day
activities planned for January 16th at the high school.
Board Comments/New Business: The Operations committee recommends
continued research into performance contracting, without spending any money
for the research.
Adjournment at 8:50 pm
Complete copy of proposed minutes is available to www.tricountyschools.com
By Olivia Barrett
“Are you proud of your country?” With all the election news
lately, you may have found yourself wondering, where has Patriotism
gone? Patriotism can still be found easily among one age group:
eighth-graders at Tri County Middle School. These students’ pride in
their country and themselves led them to enter the VFW sponsored
Patriot’s Pen essay contest. When asked about their pride in their
country, the winners of the annual essay contest had a clear and
simple answer: Yes. Third place winner Josh Meredith says, “I’m
very proud of my country because of its history. We had to fight for
our rights.”
Contest winners aren’t only proud of their country, but also of the
money they won for winning the essay contest. Three winners said that
they’d simply save it, but fellow third place winner (there was a tie)
Sarah Beardsley said, “I’m going to buy supplies for glass bead-making
with the $25 I won.” First place winner Madison Huston scored a
cool $100, second place winners Tristan Briggs and Nick McGhan
won $50, and third place winners Sarah Beardsley and Josh Meredith
walked away
with $25. The
contest is then
elevated to a
regional round
i n c l u d i n g
multiple area
schools. Last
year, a TCMS
eighth-grader
won Regionals
and went to
State Finals.
Junior
Poms
Take
Center
Court
Af t er pract i ci ng
hard despite difficult
weather, on Friday,
January 27th the Junior
Poms performed with
the Varsity Pom team
during the half time
of the Boys Varsity
Basketbal l game
versus Fruitport. The
little dancers wowed
the crowd with their
bright pink “Dance”
shirts and their ability
to keep step with the
fun song by the Baha
Men. The Junior Pom
program is ran by
Varsity Pom Coach,
Kristi Stewart and the
girls are coached by the
current Varsity Pom
Team.
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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
032 Public Notices
FORECLOSED ABANDONED STOR-
AGE units: Sold to the highest bidder
unless redeemed before sale on Satur-
day February 6, 2012, 9:30a.m., C & D
Self Storage 18883 Almy Road, Howard
City: Bills; Lewis; Urias; Carter; Mosher;
collectibles, household goods, electron-
ics, tools, bikes, toys; large units.

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• Cedar Springs • Sand Lake • Howard City • Morley • Amble
• Gowen • Trufant • Coral • Kent City • Grant • Bailey
• Newaygo • White Cloud
• Croton/Hardy • Pierson • Lakeview
Area Happenings run free of charge for non-profit groups.
Mail: The River Valley News Shopper, 491 W. Shaw, Howard City, MI 49329 • Fax: 231-937-4048
Email: rvshopper@pioneergroup.com • DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 12 NOON
Help is Available:
The Mid-Michigan District Health Department offers free vision testing,
as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more
information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 831-3644, Monday
through Friday.
Michigan Chapter of Pilots for Christ - We provide free air and ground
service for those with medical needs, pastors in need, missionaries cargo
transportation. www.pilotsforchristmi.com or call 616-636-5523.
A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each
month (beginning in February 2010) at 6:30pm in the Conference Rooms at
Carson City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at 989-330-4091.
Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you have
been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer, meet with
others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of every month
from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977 W. 72nd St. (M-82),
Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb Kaminski, 231-924-7013.
Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle
Drop-In Center, 310 E. Main St., Stanton. Everyone is welcome. No dues or
fees. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve step program to help people cope
with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info call Carol
(989)831-8778.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm
on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. • Sparta
Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm.
Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. • White Cloud, Commission on Aging. Weigh
in 5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93 Gibbs St. • Lakeview,
New Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:45-6:10pm on Mondays,
meeting 6:15-7:15pm. East M-46. • Lakeview, New Life United Methodist
Church. Weigh in 9:30am on Wednesdays, meeting 10:00-11:00am. East
M-46. • Sand Lake, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Weigh in 8:30-9:00am on
Tuesdays, meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland Dr. • Howard City, Howard
City VFW Hall, Thursdays weigh-in 4:15-5:10pm, meeting 5:15-6:00pm. First
meeting free. For information call 231-937-4441.
Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am,
Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St., Pierson, Michigan.
Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info.
Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm,
Health Department, White Cloud.
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)
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.
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!
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 Feb. ‘Just Goodies’ film offering at the Grant Area District
Library is based on a novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Join in
the fun on Wed., Feb. 15th at 12:30 in the Community Room of the
Library for a brilliant and intelligent family saga. This is an inspirational
tale about the ties that bind us all. The film is rated PG-13 for some
language. The featured lunch will be soup and sub sandwiches. Lunch
will begin at 12:30 with the movie shortly thereafter. This event is
free and open to the public but donations will be accepted. For more
information or to reserve a large group, call the library at 231-834-
5713.
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:
“Pound of Ground” Library Fundraiser. The Cedar Springs
Library is raising funds to build a new building! Buy 1lb of coffee from
Alpha Omega Coffee & Games any time in Feb. and $1 goes directly
to the library building fund. You already buy coffee, so why not buy it
from a local store for a great cause?
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: Wed., Feb. 15, 10am, First Baptist
Church of Woodland Park - sponsored by Action Resource Center;
Wed., Feb. 15, 5:30pm, Church of the Living Christ, Fremont - Call
231-924-4670 to pre-register; Tues., Feb. 21, 4:30pm, Northland Church
of Christ, Grant/Newaygo; Wed., Feb. 22, 5pm, Hesperia Community
Education, Hesperia - sponsored by Lighthouse Community Church;
Sat., Feb. 25, 1pm, Grant Assembly of God, Grant.
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.
Big Boy Spaghetti Fundraiser to benefit the Cedar Springs Library
Fund, Feb. 16, 5-8pm. Tickets are available at the Cedar Springs Public
Library. Adults $9, Children $6.
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.
Free Food Truck: Sponsored by the Lakeview Ministerial Association,
along with Lakeview Credit Union. When: 4pm, Thurs., Feb. 23.
Where: Free Methodist Church, 110 N. Edgar Rd., Lakeview, MI.
Coral Fire Dept. Benefit: Pancake Breakfast, all you can eat. Sun.,
Feb. 26, 8am-1pm at the Coral Community Center. Menu includes:
pancakes, sausage links, scrambled eggs, coffee & orange drink. $6
Adults, $4 children 4-12, 3 and under eat free.
Cub Scout Pack 3323 meets Mondays 5:45-6:45 at the Sand Lake
VFW. Boys ages 7-11 or grades 1-5 welcome. Call Sarah 616-799-0206
or Eric 616-799-0875 (leave message).
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.
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.
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FOUND: MALE ROTTWEILER, Feb.
3rd on 19 Mile Rd in Cedar Springs. Call
616-893-7181.
050 Help Wanted
2 HAIRSTYLISTS NEEDED. At least 1-
year experience necessary. (231)937-
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032 Public Notices
FORECLOSED ABANDONED STOR-
AGE units: Sold to the highest bidder
unless redeemed before sale on Satur-
day February 6, 2012, 9:30a.m., C & D
Self Storage 18883 Almy Road, Howard
City: Bills; Lewis; Urias; Carter; Mosher;
collectibles, household goods, electron-
ics, tools, bikes, toys; large units.

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Cancer Prevention Begins with Your Personal Choices
I have been trying to write a series on Head Problems, but keep getting side tracked by other good stuff. The
following is information stolen from a column by Dr. Mercola. Cancer rates are increasing, in spite of great specialists
and much research. Even the conservative American Cancer Society states that one-third of cancer deaths are linked to
poor diet, physical inactivity, and carrying excess weight. So changing lifestyle can go a very long way toward becoming
one less statistic as we aim toward perfect health:
Normalize your vitamin D3 levels with safe amounts of sun exposure and supplementation if needed. Ask your Dr.
about testing your Vitamin D3 levels.
Control your insulin levels by limiting your intake of processed foods and sugars as much as possible. Avoid High
Fructose Corn Syrup.
Get appropriate exercise. Exercise works because it drives insulin levels down.
Get appropriate amounts of plant based omega-3 fats. (See the Budwig Diet)
Eat according to your blood type and APO E genetic type. You will hear more about the APO E gene testing and
nutrition in the near future.
Eat as many vegetables as you comfortably can. Ideally, they should be fresh, organic, raw, or steamed. Avoid deep
frying any foods. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, etc.) have been identified as potent anti-cancer
preventers. The brighter the color the better the vegetable is for you. Avoid White, Eat Bright.
Maintain an ideal body weight. Get enough high-quality sleep.
Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners,
synthetic air fresheners, hand sanitizers, and air pollution.
Never start smoking, stop if you do smoke, and avoid second hand smoke.
Have tools to manage stress. Stress can activate a genetic predisposition to develop cancer.
The CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. If this is true, then it is more
important than all the other physical things listed here. So make sure that stress management is
addressed. Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Emotional Freedom Technique, the Silva Method
are some tools you can learn. A spiritual practice of your choice is extremely important.
The above are some ways to reduce your cancer risks. There are many more, but these will go
a long way toward giving you a good, long healthy life.
Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.
Register Online:
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Registration Fee: $40 each new player*
$30 each returning player
$20 - VIP Players (Special Needs)
Due at sign up
Questions? Call Kate at 616-550-5896
(Please no calls after 8:00 pm)
*New players are players that did not register and play
during the Fall 2011 season.
Join our group on Facebook: Tri County AYSO - Region 1298
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Tues., Feb. 21 • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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A Dash Of This
And A Pinch Of That
(NAPSI) — We have all experienced it. You are at your favorite restaurant
anticipating a great meal, but when you take your first taste, you realize
something isn’t right. The chef was in a hurry and left out one of the key
seasonings—salt. You reach for the salt-shaker and sprinkle on some to
adjust the taste to your liking. Or maybe you’ve had the opposite experi-
ence. Your meal arrives and it is way too salty so you send it back.
Whether you knew it or not, the simple act of adjusting the seasoning is
similar to what toxicologists routinely do—determining the right amount
of an ingredient or chemical to use and predicting the effects of chemi-
cals based on how much is used. Too little and it doesn’t do what it is
intended to do. Too much and it is unpleasant or potentially harmful.
This simple experiment also dictates the way we use chemicals in every
aspect of our life, from the vitamins and drugs we take to maintain or im-
prove our health, to the use of preservatives to prevent spoilage in food
we eat or products we use.
Understanding how the chemical is used is important but understanding
the response is crucial. The question we need to ask about how much
salt is too much is related to health effects, so measuring changes in
blood pressure with increasing amounts of salt used may be the more
critical thing to test. In each case, we are looking to relate the amount
we used with the effects we experience in an attempt to find the right
balance.
The use of dose-response can also be used to predict effects on the en-
vironment. The amount of exhaust from the car you drive makes a differ-
ence in the concentration in the air in the community. In an urban setting,
the number of cars is much greater and the concentration of automobile
exhaust in the air would be expected to increase. If levels of exhaust
in the air get too high, it becomes unpleasant and possibly unhealthy.
The amount released and the effect on air quality is predicted based on
the number of cars in an area (dose) and the health effects observed
(response) and is used by government agencies such as the EPA to set
community air quality standards.
Both the dose and response are critical for this concept to be useful.
Knowing how much we used without knowing the effect does us no good
and knowing effects without knowing the amount that caused the effect
is likewise not useful. However, together, these two elements provide us
all with a powerful tool for making decisions that impact our health and
environment.
MONDAY,February13,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 15
15
Walk To
A Better You
By Tresa Erickson
Your time on the couch in front of the TV
has come to an end, and you’re ready to
get fit. How you go about this journey is
up to you. You could take a martial arts
class, you could take up running, you
could swim at the local pool, you could
enroll in a dance class or you could sim-
ply walk. That’s right. Walking half an
hour on most days of the week will help
you get into shape and stay healthy, and
unlike some other disciplines, walking
is easy and requires little in the way of
equipment. Interested in walking your
way to a better you? Read on!
Before you get started, you need to take
an assessment of your health. Do you
have some health issues? If so, you
should make an appointment with your
physician to ensure you are healthy
enough to start a fitness walking pro-
gram. The same goes if you are over the
age of 65.
Next, you need to gather the right equip-
ment. Walking doesn’t require much,
just some comfortable clothes and a
good pair of walking shoes. You will
want shoes in good condition that fit
well. You may also want to purchase a
water bottle to carry with you on longer
stretches. This will ensure you don’t get
dehydrated.
You also need to consider where you
will be walking. Clearly you will want
somewhere safe, such as a nearby park,
gym or track. You can also walk in your
neighborhood or on a local trail. If possi-
ble, try to find a buddy. There is safety in
numbers, and having someone to walk
with will keep you motivated.
When you are ready to begin, go slowly.
Always take the time to warm up and
cool down to prevent injury. Once you
have warmed up with some stretches,
go for a brisk 10-minute walk. Do this
every day for a week, and then tack on
another five minutes onto your walks
the next week. Continue to do this until
you have built up enough strength and
stamina to go the distance desired.
While you are walking, pay attention
to your stature. Are you standing up
straight? Are your shoulders relaxed and
your head held high? Are your abdomi-
nal muscles tight? When done right,
walking can improve posture and slim
the waistline.
As you build your strength and stamina,
you can pick up the pace and go for lon-
ger stretches at a time. If you are look-
ing to shed some pounds, you will want
to walk briskly for 45 to 60 minutes five
days a week. Of course, keeping up the
program could turn out to be the hard-
est part. Look to your walking buddy for
support and just think of how good you’ll
look and feel within a few months!
A healthy diet is often mistaken for one that is devoid of desir-
able foods. But just because a diet is healthy doesn’t mean it
can’t be delicious as well. A few easy modifications to your
favorite recipes can make a diet healthier without sacrificing
taste.
Many nutritionists say that the average person should consume
between 1,600 to 2,000 calories and 45 to 80 grams of fat per
day. There are many different diet plans available that curb
carbs, beef up protein and greatly reduce fat intake. However,
it is universally agreed that moderate caloric reduction and
an increase in activity are the best bets for healthy, long-term
weight maintenance.
Ideas to curb caloric intake include using cooking sprays
instead of heavy oils to grease pans; replacing butter and salt
with herbs and spices to add flavor; or trading regular white
breads and pastas for whole wheat varieties. Scaling back por-
tion sizes of meats and increasing portion sizes of vegetables
to feel full is another healthy approach.
How to enjoy eating healthy
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Health Matters
16 RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER•MONDAY,February13,2012
050 Help Wanted
NOWTAKING APPLICATIONS. Apply at
A & W Restaurant. 304 N. State St, Big
Rapids.
MEDIA CONSULTANT
Full time sales position in the
Manistee County area for a
dynamic individual with excel-
lent customer service skills
and prior sales experience.
Responsibilities include but
are not limited to promoting
advertising sales to estab-
lished customers and gener-
ating new accounts.
Successful candidate should
have solid organizational and
computer skills and the ability
to work within a deadline envi-
ronment. Dependable trans-
portation is required.
This professional sales posi-
tion offers a training salary,
followed by commission
based on sales. Benefits
include health, life and dental
insurance, 401k, paid mileage
and sales leads. Send cover
letter and resume to
Manistee News Advocate
75 Maple Street
Manistee MI 49660
Or email
mbarker@pioneergroup.com
Drug screen required
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(231) 924-6510
Mon. - Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. Closed
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(231) 796-4455
Mon. - Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-5
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Bring your friends and family to dance, learn simple ways to stay
healthy, enjoy music, participate in health screenings and enjoy a light
breakfast and lunch.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Newaygo Middle School
850 76th Street, Newaygo, MI
Admission fee: Free
To register: Call 231.924.7139 or visit
spectrumhealth.org/gerber
Special classes:
“Emotions of the Heart”
“Cholesterol Meds, Diabetes and
Heart Health”
“Pregnancy Health and Fitness”
This year will also include
booths from the Newaygo
County Bridal Association!
Relief
For The Stressed
By Tresa Erickson
Of the approximate 44 million caregivers
in the United States, 61% are women.
Most are middle-aged with jobs outside
of the home. They do whatever it takes to
provide for their family and care for their
loved ones, whether coming into the of-
fice early, staying late or reducing their
hours altogether. Many wind up burning
the candle at both ends, leaving them ex-
hausted and prone to caregiver stress.
There’s no doubt about it. Caring for a
sick or disabled person can be drain-
ing, emotionally, physically and finan-
cially. Add to that the responsibility of
caring for a family, and it’s easy to see
why many women suffer from caregiver
stress. The problem can vary in inten-
sity, and if left untreated, it can lead to
a host of conditions, some short- and
some long-term.
Anger, frustration, exhaustion, guilt and
loneliness are usually the first signs of
caregiver stress, Unfortunately, most
woman are too busy to recognize them,
much less deal with them. Many begin
to suffer from anxiety and depression
and become increasingly ill. They catch
bugs easily and take longer to recover.
Many also put on weight. All of this can
lead to the development of more serious,
life-long conditions, like arthritis, cancer,
diabetes and heart disease.
Recognizing the presence of caregiver
stress is the first step in dealing with it.
Seeking help is the second. Many com-
munities offer a wide range of resources
for caregivers, from transportation and
meal delivery services to home health
care and counseling services to support
groups and in-home volunteer services.
Most are available at a low cost.
Gathering support from family members
can also be beneficial, especially with the
financial aspects. Family members may
be able to share the financial burdens, or
at the very least, share the responsibili-
ties. While one person might be the main
hands-on caregiver, another might ar-
range for appointments and another for
food and clothes. Classes are available
to assist families in sharing the duties of
caregiving, reprioritizing tasks and set-
ting more manageable goals.
There is no shame in asking for help,
whether in the form of assistive devices
or respite services. Women, and anyone
for that matter, suffering from caregiver
stress should check with their state’s
agency on aging and take advantage of
all the resources available. More impor-
tantly, they should take care of them-
selves, taking the time to exercise and
eat right and see their doctor regularly.
Ill, stressed caregivers cannot provide
the care needed for their loved one or
their family.
Health
Matters
MONDAY,February13,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 17
050 Help Wanted
NOWTAKING APPLICATIONS. Apply at
A & W Restaurant. 304 N. State St, Big
Rapids.
MEDIA CONSULTANT
Full time sales position in the
Manistee County area for a
dynamic individual with excel-
lent customer service skills
and prior sales experience.
Responsibilities include but
are not limited to promoting
advertising sales to estab-
lished customers and gener-
ating new accounts.
Successful candidate should
have solid organizational and
computer skills and the ability
to work within a deadline envi-
ronment. Dependable trans-
portation is required.
This professional sales posi-
tion offers a training salary,
followed by commission
based on sales. Benefits
include health, life and dental
insurance, 401k, paid mileage
and sales leads. Send cover
letter and resume to
Manistee News Advocate
75 Maple Street
Manistee MI 49660
Or email
mbarker@pioneergroup.com
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M46 to Amble Rd OR West of Lakeview on M46 to Amble Rd, South to Auction. 5201 N
Amble, Coral MI, Montcalm Co. Follow Auction Signs
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ft alum Dump 3 axle w/ new Roll Tite Tarp system, grain door & air to rear • Trail Mobile
26 ft 3 axle lead w/ 19ft pup w/ 2 axle, 1 lift & single axle dolley • Dorsey 48 ft Van Tite
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Terms: Cash or good check with ID, out of state checks require a bank or credit union letter. We accept debit OR credit
cards. Not responsible for personal injuries, accidents or the goods after they are sold. Everything sells as is, all infor-
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Announcements made on sale day take precedence over printed material. Auctioneers act as selling agents only. Lunch
wagon, rain tents and restroom facilities are available on site.
Silver D Farms, Owner
Due to the death of my husband, Dean Larson, I am discontinuing our trucking business.
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Hours: Mon. - Thurs. & Sat. 9 - 6;
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154 W. Quarterline St. • Stanton
989-831-7355 or 616-225-7355
Hours: Mon. 3 - 6 pm;
Tu, W, Th. 12 Noon - 6 pm; Fri. 3 - 6 pm.
Males dogs are $115.00 which covers the neuter surgery as well as all vaccinations a
heartworm test and a $20.00 adoption fee. Females are $125.00 which includes all of
the above as well. $10.00 is required for Montcalm County Residents for the Dog License
at the time of adoption. Male cats are 70.00 which includes FVRCP vaccine as well as
a rabies vaccine and the neuter Surgery. Females are $75.00 which includes all of the
above. In some cases an animal may need extra treatment such as for ear mites or fleas or
an injury, in that case the adoption price may be more.
Have lots of love but not a
lot of room?
Volunteers are always appreciated!
Sparrow and Beane are two
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the shelter on January 25th.
They are in desperate need
of a new home and I hope
somebody out there can pro-
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e currently have many healthy, loving dogs, and
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to take them home.
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MONDAY,February13,2012•RIVERVALLEYNEWSSHOPPER 19
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February
17th & 18th
Free Fishing
Weekend
With the support of Local Businesses, WLAV and Leinenkugel, this event raises money for
Big Brothers and Sisters of Newaygo County. Register now until 10am on the 18th. $5.00
per adult, children registering with an adult of FREE. (They must register to enter fish and be
in the drawing for raffle prizes)
Great Raffle prizes to be given away at Weigh-In. Receive a free raffle ticket when you register.
We will be looking for Crazy Hats and the Best Looking Shanties!!
Friday Night
DAM SHE‛S HOT CONTEST
Friday & Saturday
OUTER VIBE
Walter F. Howarth
Croton American Legion
Post 381
6812 S. Croton-Hardy Dr. • Newaygo
231-652-7776
Open to the Public
Friday $1.00 Drinks
Live Music - Dan Yother • 6 - 10 pm
Saturday Raffles all day • 97¢ Drafts
Food Specials
Live Music - 60 Gun Canyon Band
with Billy Dalton 6 - 10 pm
Leinenkugel Draft Truck
231-689-6470
OPEN 6 A.M. 7 DAYS A WEEK
Propane Fill Station • Gas • ATM • Lotto
Souvenirs • Liquor • Beer
We deliver everything we sell
Live Bait & Licenses • Sporting Goods
Daily Deli Specials! • Homemade Pizza • Ice Cream
Broaster Chicken • Homemade Jerky
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For more information and ice conditions you can call
Croton Bay Trading Post at 231-652-2250.
Gene’s
FAMILY MARKET
6113 Croton Hardy Dr. • Croton
231-652-1350
M-37 & State St. • Grant
231-834-5652
FRIDAY 2-17
Fish Fry and drink specials at Latitudes beginning at 4pm
“Dam She’s Hot” Contest at the Driftwood with Outer Vibe Playing 9pm-1am • Contest starts at 10pm.
Dollar Drinks and live music at the Croton American Legion
SATURDAY 2-18
97¢ drafts and music at the American Legion
Fishing begins at sun up. Weigh in Croton American Legion Post 381 • Bloody Mary’s and Breakfast at the Driftwood
starting at 7am
The National Anthem sung at 8 am off the Campground
The first 100 children registered will receive a Fishing Pole and Reel • Pick up Saturday morning at
Croton Bay Trading Post. (Children must be present to pick up a fishing pole
Music on the Ice, sponsored by Gene’s Market
Ice Golf Tournament at 10 am. Register at the Trading Post. Sponsored by Zuchowski’s Seawalls
and Poured Walls & Briar Hill Golf Course.
Hot Dogs and Cocoa will be available from True North
Leinenkugel and True North Ice Fishing Experience in tents
Weigh In at the American Legion Post 381 – Must be in line by 3:30 pm
Croton Campground will be open for primitive camping • $50 for 3 nights. Reservations are re-
quired. Call 231-652-4301.
Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, Walleye and Pike. Places are determined by length.
Weatshirts and Long Sleeve T’s are available at Gene’s Market and
Croton Bay Trading Post in Croton.
They may also be ordered at the American Legion and Hilltop.
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231-937-7056
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Reservations are required
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14061 Northland Drive • Big Rapids
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for DOGS during the month of Febru-
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for those in financial need. Partici-
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dents. Please contact us via email
address mccares98@gmail.com and
leave your name and telephone num-
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AM - 2 PM Monday thru Saturday.
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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.
3 BEDROOM, 2 Bath Doublewide in
Howard City. $550/month plus $550/secu-
rity deposit. Call 231-354-6427.
E-mail your
classified ad to
rvshopper
@pioneergroup.com
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
LEASE YOUR HOME
3 Bedroom
$348 Moves You In
No rent until 4/1/2012
All Appliances
washer/dryer
storage shed included
Sun Homes at
VILLAGE TRAILS
518 Hickory Lane
in Howard City
CALL TODAY!
888-284-9098
call for details
Expires 02/29/12
MORLEY MOTEL
DAILY Rooms from $40, Weekly
rooms from $150. Includes utilities.
No Deposit. (231)856-7820.
MORLEY, 2-BEDROOM, 1-BATHhouse
w/garage. 1 Mile from US-131.
$500/month, plus utilities (propane),
$500/security, no pets/smoking. Credit
check, immediate occupancy. (231)856-
9857.
ROOM MATE WANTED. $300/month
includes everything. Howard City Area.
231-937-5316.
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.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/
PAGINATOR POSITION
We are seeking a creative Graphic
Designer/Paginator for a full-time
opening in our
Big Rapids office. Must be able to
meet deadlines and be very organ-
ized. Must have good communica-
tion skills. Requirements include
experience with Mac OSX comput-
ers and software applications includ-
ing being very fluent with the Adobe
Creative Suite, which includes InDe-
sign, Photoshop & Illustrator Flexible
schedule available. Send cover let-
ter, 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
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.
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18387 Northland Drive
www.marcoauto.com
1-231-796-2651 • 1-800-716-2726
STOP IN TODAY
TO CHECK OUT OUR
NEW SELECTION OF
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If it’s Odd
If it’s Old
And it’s Yours
We’d Like to Buy It.
The Jack-Dick Co.
Dick: 231-218-5031
Jack: 616-232-8110
If People Tell You,
You Don’t Know
Jack-Dick, You can Say
“Yes, I Do!”
We Buy Estates!
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FIND THE HIGHEST PAYING GOLD BUYER YOU CAN. WE WILL PAY YOU $2 MORE PER GRAM!
7 E. MAIN ST., GRANT, MI
OPEN MON. - FRI. 9 AM - 5 PM
Call for Saturday or After Hour Appointments
(Office located between Party Time Pizza & Grant Video)
231-834-1408
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14061 Northland Drive • Big Rapids
Toll Free 800.486.9486 • www.garytrimarco.com
2008 IMPALA LT
LOW MILE, LOADED W/ LEATHER
$14,789
OR
$229
/MONTH
Stk #3550
Payments are for 72 months with approved credit. Tax, license, doc additional.
$0 DOWN
14061 Northland Drive • Big Rapids
Toll Free 800.486.9486 • www.garytrimarco.com
2010 COBALT LT
NICELY EQUIPPED
$10,994
OR
$169
/MONTH
Stk #3498
Payments are for 72 months with approved credit. Tax, license, doc additional.
$0 DOWN
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By working together to help others, the Boy
Scouts of our community are helping to build
a better America and a better world. We salute
the Boy Scouts of America, the chartered
organizations that use the Scouting program,
and the dedicated volunteer leaders who make
it all possible, as they say, “for a better life.”
This page in tribute to the Boy Scouts of Morley, Howard City, Cedar Springs,
Sand Lake, Kent City, Trufant, Newaygo, White Cloud and Grant.
A TRIBUTE TO THE BOY SCOUTS & GIRL SCOUTS
Law
I will do my best to be
Honest and fair,
Friendly and helpful,
Considerate and caring,
Courageous and strong, and
Responsible for what I say and do,
And to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Explore Europe • Wildlife Rescue • Entrepreneurship
X-Camp • Backstage Broadway • Habitat Homes
Robotics Research • Space Camp • Whitewater Rafting
Photography
Downtown Newaygo
652-7072
& Restaurant
The Mini Mart that packs everything YOU need!
Gas • Beer • Wine • Liquor • Cigarettes
14150 Cypress • Sand Lake
616-636-5539
Gould’s
Mini Mart
River Valley
News Shopper
491 W. Shaw • Howard City
231-937-4740
Fax: 937-4048
Email: rvshopper@pioneergroup.com
Coral Power Shop
Small Engine Specialists
15990 Grant St. • Coral • 231-354-6431
Briggs & Stratton • Kohler • Tecumseh • MTD • Yardman • Huskee
Murray • Frigidaire • Poulan • Weed Eater Parts & Service
Blades & Belts In Stock For Most Lawn Mowers
Oregon Bars • Chains • Sprockets
In Stock For Most Chain Saws
Welding Gases • Air Gas • Linde • GTW
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MILDRED HOUTING
LEISURE ACRES
TAKING APPLICATIONS
for 1 & 2 bedroom apart-
ments. Must be 62 years of
age or handicapped or dis-
abled of any age. Designed
for extremely low, very low
and low income. Rent based
on 30% of income. For
more information please call
(616) 696-3920/TDD 1-800-
649-3777.
Equal Housing
Opportunity.
24-7
You Don’t Know When You’ll Need Us!
When Things Go Wrong,
You’ve Got Someone On Your Side!
We’re On
Our Tows
24 Hours
A Day
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SERVING
• Montcalm
• Mecosta
• Isabella
• Gratiot
Counties
We’re There For You!
Call 989.352.5757
Located At:
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Huge Selection
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Take-Offs
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Used Tires • New Rims
Lawn Mower Tires
Semi Tire Service
Farm Service
FREE Rotation & Repair
w/Your New Tire
Purchase
★ Most Brands Available ★
REAL ESTATE AUCTION
March 6th • 1 PM
For the Department of Justice
• 2 Story home in Wyoming
• 57 acres of land in Kent City
• 38 acres of land in Kent City
• Commercial Real Estate in Caledonia
• Ranch home plus 37 acres in Cedar Springs
• 40 acres of hunting land in Missaukee County
• 80 acres of land & woods in Crystal (Montcalm County)
• 3 bedroom, 2 bath home near Crystal Lake
Call for a detailed bidders packet at 1.800.527.8243 or
visit our website at 1800lastbid.com
for photos, brochure & auction terms.
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
8180 BELMONT AVE. 10.1 Great Location easy access to US 131 zoned light industrial / real estate
/ residential. Please call Plainfield Township to verify any concerns.
105 E. 2ND ST. HERSEY - Hersey River Front. $59,000. Land contract terms available.
7235 YOUNG AVE., NE, ROCKFORD: Development Opportunity - 48 Acres.
Upside down in your mortgage?? • Call Art about a short sale!!
Teresa Schab
Senior Loan Officer
P: 616.696.0221
tschab@ibcp.com
www.independentbank.com/mortgage/tschab
Equal housing lender. Normal credit standards and restrictions apply. Property insurance and taxes required.
Member FDIC.
Local bankers lending
the way.
Serving Cedar Springs and Howard City
4115 17 Mile Road
Cedar Springs
IndependentBank.com
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231-937-4206
Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
Sat. 9 am - 4 pm
Come see us and we’ll
help you to create a
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• Assorted Mobile Home Doors & Windows • Vinyl Windows
• Kitchen & Bath Cabinets • R.V. Parts & Supplies
HOURS: 9 am-5 pm • Sat. 9 am-3 pm
Sun. 9 am-1 pm • Closed Tuesdays
M-82, 3 Miles West of U.S. 131
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(Remodeling, Siding, Roofi ng, Windows, Decks & More!)
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Select & Clear Cut
Timber Management
Anywhere in Michigan
Larry Hartzell
616-263-9366
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PETERSON TAX AND
ACCOUNTING
Personal Service with Professional Knowledge
38 E. Lake St. • P.O. Box 12
Sand Lake, MI 49343
616-636-5266
Notary Service
$
Lucinda Peterson
Owner / Operator
Lucinda@PetersonTaxAcctg.com
PETERSONTAXAND ACCOUNTING.COM
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
www.frankssportinggoods.com
Andy’s Appliance Repair
all makes and models
Refer us to your friends!
Roger “Andy” Anderson
owner
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.
Custom Metal Trim Accessories In Stock.
New Location
1540 W. 48th St.
Fremont
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To Advertise on this Page For Just
$22.00 Per W
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6 Weeks Minimum, Call
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9884 S. Cypress Ave.
Newaygo Howard City
231-937-5819
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
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8’ Hardwood Firewood
Delivered in 8’ length,
minimum 10 cords per load.
$
100 -
$
110 per cord due to haul distances
Call Perry or Cindy Cousineau
231-796-4558
Leave name & number
COMPLETE
AUTOMOTIVE
SERVICE
757 Ensley Street • Howard City
231-937-2271
Fax # 231-937-6490
www.srautomotiveinc.com
Polished Nail
The
LLC
Full Service Salon
Cuts • Color • Perms • Acrylics
Manicures • Whirlpool Pedicures
Authorized OPI Salon
147 E. Division, Sparta, MI 49345 • 616-887-3097
616-696-3667
16130 Ritchie • SAND LAKE
Advanced
Appliance Service
• Refrigerators • Ranges • Ovens
• Dishwashers • Washers • Dryers
PARTS STOCKED ON TRUCK
SERVICING MOST MAKES AND MODELS
HOW MUCH
ARE YOU
REALLY
PAYING
FOR YOUR
GAS?
Call Now!! 800-991-7477
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Customer Satisfaction
Certified & Insured
www.totalfloorevolution.com
Jim Smith
Owner
jsmith_4963@hotmail.com
616-262-8513
“We M
ake Water Good For Life”

535 E. Main St. • Fremont
313 Vesta • Six Lakes

231-924-2310
989-365-3232
Residential Institutional Commercial Industrial
ProSoft
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Know?
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THE
RIVER VALLEY
NEWS SHOPPER
491 W. Shaw (M-82)
Howard City
(231)937-4740
Open Monday-Thursday
9am-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm
For all of your
advertising needs!
170 Items
for Sale
4" DUST COLLECTION Accessories.
10-metal gates, elbows/y's, floor sweeps,
and flex tubing w/clamps $140 (231)796-
0334.
COMPUTER DESK AND chair $75
(231)972-8218.
DELLDESKTOPCOMPUTERWindows
XP, COMPLETE setup. Needs new
mouse. $50 or trade. Buckfever865@hot-
mail.com
231-510-6592
DINNING ROOM SET 5ft table w/2
leaves, 6 chairs, matching buffet $495.
(231)796-7920.
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CHURCH DIRECTORY
Rev. Darryl Miller
Phone: 616-636-5673
Worship Service 9:30 am
Children’s Church 9:30 am
~ FOR RENT ~
Church Ed. Building with fully
equipped kitchen. Make reservations
now for your parties, family reunions,
showers, graduations, group meetings.
Call Crystal Gould at 616-636-5615
$65.00 Rental, additional $25.00
refundable cleaning fee.
• NO ALCOHOL •
SAND LAKE
UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
45 6th St. • Sand Lake
Emmanuel
Baptist
Church
16028 Isabella St. • Coral
Morning Worship 10 am
Sunday School 11:15 am
Evening Service 6 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Bert Boes
231-354-6347
231-354-6311
Gospel Jamboree
3rd Sat. of the month.
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
Rent this
space.
Call for details.
231-937-4740
1-888-937-4740
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
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
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170 Items
for Sale
HALLTEA-POT COLLECTION, need to
eliminate our collection due to remodel-
ing, will sell one or all at low, low prices.
231-652-3076.
MAYTAG WASHER AND gas Dryer
$500. for the pair. (231)690-9659
MONTEL WILLIAMS DELUXE health
master blender, new in box. Paid $200
asking $150 OBO (231)250-6250.
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.
REBUILT COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS:
Also Computer repair & virus removal.
Reasonable Rates. (231)856-7883
170 Items
for Sale
SMALLAPARTMENT SIZE stove Magic
Chief, natural gas, $100 OBO (989)488-
7779.
TRUCK TOPPER FITS S10 or Sonoma,
red, in good condition asking $150 OBO
Call (989)967-8133.
Winter Cleaning?
And now have
stuff to sell?
Let our Classified
Ads
help you out! Call
THE RIVER VALLEY
NEWS SHOPPER
231-937-4740
Firewood
SEASONED FIRE WOOD for sale $60
full size pick-up load. (231)937-6040.
170 Items
for Sale
MIXED
HARDWOOD:
Cut approximately 16" long,
1-1/3 full cord. Delivered $120
(989)352-7679
250 Autos for Sale
WANT TO SELL YOUR
CAR OR TRUCK???
Let a River Valley News
Shopper
Classified
work for you!!!
Call Classifieds
today!!
(231)937-4740
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

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Service Directory
Ads Bring Results
Place
Yours
Today!
231-937-4740
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SPACE
For Information
& Rates
Call Lori at
231-937-4740
SERVICE DIRECTORY
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SEPTIC TANK
CLEANING
Also Portable Toilet Rentals
for any occasion
ROBINSON
Serving: Cedar Springs • Sand Lake
Howard City & Surrounding Areas
231-937-8282
616-636-5565
If YOU can’t flush…
You may need US!
Denton
Boys
Drilling Toys
Denton and Sons
Water Well Drilling
8744 124th St. • Sand Lake
OFFICE FAX
616-636-5684 616-636-4623
Jim Denton • 616-636-8638
S. Wemmer, D.D.S.
205 E. Edgerton • Howard City
Family Dentistry
Hours by Appointment
231-937-5725
616.364.0550 Bill Coleman
1.800.396.2233 Owner
Quick Start
Batteries
Starters & Alternators
2121 Alpine, N.W. • Grand Rapids
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12
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
Service Directory
Ads Bring Results
Place
Yours
Today!
231-937-4740
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
VFW Post #4249 Ladies Auxiliary
Sunday Bingo
February 12, 2012
Special Letter X - 21 numbers - $350
Progressive Jackpot - 59 numbers - $1,116 + 1/2 sales
Jackpot - 55 numbers - $500
9075 Mason Dr. • Newaygo
Bingo Ball at 2:00 p.m. • Bingo at 4:00 p.m.
“In Business Since 1945 in
the Same Location”
VISIT US ON OUR WEB SITE @
WWW.KNIGHTAUTOSALES.COM
989-831-8358
1516 N. Peoples Rd., Stanton
Hours:
Monday-Friday 8-6:00
Closed Saturday
Sunday 8:30-3:00
KNIGHT AUTO SALES
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3.6 Eng, Loaded, AZ Auto, 1 Owner, Factory War ........$17,995 or $310 Mo.
09 Ford Fusion SEL AWD 4 Door
3.0 Eng, Leather, CD Changer, Alloy Wheels, Sharp ....$14,995 or $275 Mo.
09 Chevy Impala LT 4 Door Loaded
3.5 Eng, AZ Auto, Factory War, Column Shift ..............$12,995 or $240 Mo.
09 Buick Lucerne CXL 4 Door Loaded
V6 Eng, Leather Heated Seats, Factory Remote Start ..$12,995 or $240 Mo.
08 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 Pickup
4.6 Eng, Loaded, Sharp ..............................................$12,995 or $240 Mo.
08 Chevy Impala LT 4 Door
3.5 Eng, Loaded, AZ Auto ...........................................$10,995 or $210 Mo.
08 Chevy Impala LT 4 Door
3.5 Eng, Loaded, Locally Owned ....................................$9,995 or $190 Mo.
08 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Door
3800 Eng, Loaded, Leather ............................ NOW $10,995 or $215 Mo.
08 Buick LaCrosse CX 4 Door Loaded
3.8 Eng, Leather, Factory Warranty ................. NOW $11,995 or $230 Mo.
08 Pontiac Montana Mini Van
3.5 Eng, Factory Warranty ..............................................$9,995 or $190 Mo.
08 Chevy Express Ext Cargo Van
6.6 Duramax Diesel, Auto, Air ........................................$6,995 or $150 Mo.
07 Chevy Silverado K1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Pickup
4.8 Eng, Loaded, AZ Truck .........................................$17,995 or $310 Mo.
07 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4 Door
3800 Eng, Leather, 6 Pass, Moonroof, AZ Auto .. NOW $9,995 or $190 Mo.
07 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab 4x4 Pickup
4.7 Eng, Arizona Truck, PW/PL/PS ..............................$10,995 or $200 Mo.
07 Ford Taurus SEL 4 Door
3.0 Eng, Loaded, AZ Auto, PW/PL/PS .............................$7,995 or $169 Mo.
07 Chevy Cobalt LT 4 Door
2.2 Eng, Air, Cruise, CD Player, One Owner ........ NOW $7,995 or $169 Mo.
06 Buick Lucerne CX 4 Door
3800 Eng, Leather, 52k ..............................................$11,995 or $220 Mo.
06 Ford Freestar SEL Mini Van
V6 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto ........................... NOW $6,995 or $165 Mo.
06 Chevy Uplander LS Mini Van
3.5 Eng, Loaded, One Owner .........................................$5,995 or $150 Mo.
06 Chevy Express EXT Cargo Van
4.8 Eng, Air, Auto, 3/4 Ton ............................................$4,995 or $135 Mo.
05 Buick LeSabre Custom 4 Door
3800 V6, Loaded, Arizona Auto .....................................$7,995 or $210 Mo.
05 Chrysler Pacifica Limited AWD SUV
3.5 Eng, Loaded, AZ Auto, 4 Heated Seats ..................$11,495 or $230 Mo.
05 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4 4 Door
5.4 Eng, Loaded, 3rd Seat, Arizona Auto .......................$8,995 or $225 Mo.
04 Buick Park Ave 4 Door
3800 Eng, Loaded, Leather, Arizona Auto ......................$7,995 or $250 Mo.
04 Saturn L300 4 Door
2.2 4 Cyl Eng, Local Trade .............................................$3,495 or $180 Mo.
03 Chevy Silverado K2500 HD 4x4 Quad Cab Pickup
6.0 Eng, Loaded, Cruise, CD Player ................................$7,995 or $250 Mo.
03 Saturn Vue AWD SUV
2.2 4 Cyl, Loaded, Arizona Auto ....................................$5,995 or $195 Mo.
03 Pontiac Aztek FWD SUV
3.4 Eng, Leather, Sunroof, Arizona Auto ........................$5,995 or $195 Mo.
01 Chevy Silverado K2500 HD Ext Cab 4x4
8.1 Eng, Heated Leather Seats, Loaded, 87k Miles.........$9,995 or $325 Mo.
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.
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250 Autos for Sale
HARD TO FIND vehicles
priced from $950 to $5900
over 30 to choose from
more arriving daily
only at Coz Motors
282 N. Cass, Morley
Call 231-856-0180
call or text 231-349-0804
231-629-1799
1996 Beretta
2000 Windstar
2003 Trail Blazer
2001 Grand Prix
2000 Lesabre
2000 Town & Country
2004 Freestar
2002 Explorer 79K
2001 GMC Extended 4x4
2004 F150 4x4
1997 F150 Extended 4x4
1997 Yukon
2004 Seabring Convertible
2007 Taurus
2001 PT Cruiser 69K
1998 Mountaineer AWD
1997 Jimmy
2001 Blazer
2002 Windstar
2004 Kia Sedona
1998 Voyager
2002 Passot
1998 Neon
1998 Stratus
2007 Rendezvous
1999 Escort
991 Mega Mkt.
Community Papers of
Michigan
Ph. 1-800-783-0267
STATEWIDE
CLASSIFIED NETWORK
Ads placed in Michigan Mega Market
Classified Network appear in free circu-
lation community papers and shopping
guides reaching the grass roots of Michi-
gan. Your advertising can be delivered
weekly to more than 2,100,000 house-
holds throughout the state. ONLY $249
Call this paper to place a classified ad of
25 words or less and reach across the
state. Readers: THIS PUBLICATION
DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT
advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent,
or which might otherwise violate the law
or accepted standards of taste. Howev-
er, this publication does not warrant or
guarantee the accuracy of any adver-
tisement, nor the quality of the goods or
services advertised. Readers are cau-
tioned to thoroughly investigate all claims
made in any advertisements, and to use
good judgment and reasonable care,
particularly when dealing with persons
unknown to you who ask for money in
advance of delivery of the goods or serv-
ices 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
Medical
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CERTIFICA-
TION. Only $100! NO MEDICAL
RECORDS? PLEASE CALL! Local Clin-
ics Available! www.alternativesolution-
splus.com Call for an appointment. N.W.
231-753-2300, N.E. 989-525-5700, U.P.
906-361-6100, Midwest 616-666-2000
Mideast 248-990-1234
PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL MESH? DID
you undergo transvaginal placement of
mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress
urinary incontinence between 2005 and
present time? If the patch required
removal due to complications, you may
be entitled to compensation. Call John-
son Law and speak with female staff
members 1-800-535-5727
Sporting Goods
WANTED: ALL MOTORCYCLES PRE
1980. Running or not. Cash Paid. 315-
569-8094
991 Mega Mkt.
CABINS FOR RENT IN CANADA-
Walleyes, Perch, Northerns, Birds,
Wildlife, Pristine Nature. Boats, Motors,
Gas Included. Call Hugh at 800-426-
2550 for free brochure. www.bestfish-
ing.com
Amish Furniture
A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND
Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand
new-never used, sell all for $275. 989-772-
1517.
Education
NOW HIRING: COMPANIES Desper-
ately Need Employees to Assemble Prod-
ucts at Home. Electronics, CD Stands,
Hair Barrettes, Many More. No Selling, Any
Hours. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MI-1530
AIRLINES ARE HIRING-TRAIN for
hands on Aviation Career. FAAapproved
program. Financial aid if qualified-Job
placement assistance. Call Aviation Insti-
tute of Maintenance 877-891-2281.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM
HOME. 6-8 weeks. ACCREDITED. Get
a Diploma. Get a Job! FREE Brochure.
1-800-264-8330 www.diplo-
mafromhome.com
991 Mega Mkt.
Financial
DR. DANIELS ANDSON Business Pur-
pose Real Estate Loans Cash4Land-
Contracts.com Private Money $10,000-
$500,000 FAST. Free Consultation with
Allan Daniels! No Middleman! Michigan
Licensed RE Broker & Lender
NMLS#138110 248-335-6166
Allan@DrDanielsAndSon.com
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
AMISH LOG BEDS, DRESSERS, Rus-
tic Table and Chairs, Mattresses for
Cabin or Home. Lowest price in Michigan!
dandanthemattressman.com 989-923-
1278
A BRAND NAME KING SIZE PILLOW
TOP MATTRESS SET in Original Plas-
tic. Includes Deluxe Frame. Cost $1,499,
Sell for $475. 989-631-2280.
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

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HALLTEA-POT COLLECTION, need to
eliminate our collection due to remodel-
ing, will sell one or all at low, low prices.
231-652-3076.
MAYTAG WASHER AND gas Dryer
$500. for the pair. (231)690-9659
MONTEL WILLIAMS DELUXE health
master blender, new in box. Paid $200
asking $150 OBO (231)250-6250.
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.
REBUILT COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS:
Also Computer repair & virus removal.
Reasonable Rates. (231)856-7883
170 Items
for Sale
SMALLAPARTMENT SIZE stove Magic
Chief, natural gas, $100 OBO (989)488-
7779.
TRUCK TOPPER FITS S10 or Sonoma,
red, in good condition asking $150 OBO
Call (989)967-8133.
Winter Cleaning?
And now have
stuff to sell?
Let our Classified
Ads
help you out! Call
THE RIVER VALLEY
NEWS SHOPPER
231-937-4740
Firewood
SEASONED FIRE WOOD for sale $60
full size pick-up load. (231)937-6040.
170 Items
for Sale
MIXED
HARDWOOD:
Cut approximately 16" long,
1-1/3 full cord. Delivered $120
(989)352-7679
250 Autos for Sale
WANT TO SELL YOUR
CAR OR TRUCK???
Let a River Valley News
Shopper
Classified
work for you!!!
Call Classifieds
today!!
(231)937-4740
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

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is totally FREE! CALL 1-800-459-2788 to Register
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$20 pp.
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Local Pickups
Call for exact locations
• Rockford
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OVERNIGHT SPECIALS
• Feb. 6-7: Soaring Eagle Casino
$99 pp. Get $100 back in rewards
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$99 pp. Get $96 back in rewards
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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
14061 Northland Drive • Big Rapids
Toll Free 800.486.9486 • www.garytrimarco.com
2006 SILVERADO
4X4 EXT CAB
$14,056
Stk #C1256A
Tax, license, doc additional.
VFW Post #4249
9075 Mason Dr. • Newaygo
Bingo Ball Sales Start at 4:00. Bingo starts at 6:00.
February 13, 2012
Special Letter X - 20 numbers - $300
Progressive Jackpot - 53 numbers - $539 + 1/2 sales
Jackpot - 56 numbers - $500
14061 Northland Drive • Big Rapids
Toll Free 800.486.9486 • www.garytrimarco.com
2010 FOCUS
LOADED
$11,949
OR
$189
/MONTH
Stk #3542
Payments are for 72 months with approved credit. Tax, license, doc additional.
$0 DOWN
14061 Northland Drive • Big Rapids
Toll Free 800.486.9486 • www.garytrimarco.com
2010 SEBRING
LEATHER, HEATED SEATS
$13,862
OR
$215
/MONTH
Stk #3472
Payments are for 72 months with approved credit. Tax, license, doc additional.
$0 DOWN
HUGE WINTER PAINT SALE
30% Off All In-Stock
MARTIN SENOUR PAINT
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Valentine’s Day Special
Tuesday, February 14th
FREE Appetizer and Dessert to share
with any 2 dinner entrees purchased
Best Prime Rib in Town!!
Call for Valentine’s
Dinner Specials
& RESTAURANT
Downtown
Newaygo
231-652-7072
• Car Bodies
• Tin/Steel
• #1 & #2 Copper
• Yellow Brass
• Catalytic Converters
• Radiators
• Aluminum
• Clean Auto Cast Iron
• Cast Iron
• 2x2 ft. Steel
• Batteries
(Prices subject to change without notice)
8878 E. 88th St. (M-82)
Howard City
231-937-4175
Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 - 5
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Valentine’s Day Special ~
DINNER BUFFET
for your Special Sweetheart!
Broccoli Slaw or Tossed Salad, Prime Rib, Chicken,
BBQ Pork, Mashed & Red Skin Potatoes,
Green Beans, Carrots, Rolls & Bread Pudding
Served 6 - 7:30 pm
To complete your evening
Lodge with us in one of our
Hot Tub Fireplace Rooms
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Enter at any of the participating business locations below for *$50.00 to be given away
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Entries will be picked up every week, and will be kept for the Grand Prize drawing.
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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
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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WWW.VANDERHYDEFORD.COM
345 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, MI • Toll Free 866-553-3673
www.vanderhydeford.com
Shop 24 Hours • Over 150 New and Used cars, Trucks, SUV’s Available 24 Hours a Day • Online Specials
Vanderhyde Ford
All prices plus tax, title and fees. Prices valid through 2-20-12. See dealer for details.
Over 20 Cars &
Trucks Under
$
9,995
2003 Chevy Blazer LS 4x4 Nice! 4 Doors. ........................ $4,300
2002 Ford Taurus SE Runs Great, V6. ................................ $2,700
1997 Mitsubishi Montero 4x4 Red, Local Trade. ............ $2,900
2001 Toyota Corolla 30 MPG! Reliable, New Brakes. .......... $3,800
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3rd Row Seating, Moon Roof. .. $8,788
2007 Ford Focus SES 30 MPG! Black, Spoilers................. $7,995
2005 Pontiac Vibe Red, Sporty. .............................................. $8,800
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 Leather, Moon Roof. ......... $6,500
2004 Pontiac Grand Am 99k, Black. Sharp! ....................... $3,995
2005 Volvo S-60 Leather, Moon Roof, Deluxe. ...................... $8,900
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, V8, 90K. ................... $7,995
2004 Saturn Vue AWD, 85K, Black. ....................................... $8,800
2002 Dodge Durango 3rd Row Seat, V8, Low Miles! ........... $8,900
Tax Time Cars & Trucks For A Budget
2011 FORD F-150
Loaded.
$
33,995
P9203
2012 FORD ESCAPE
Limited.
$
23,995
P9193
2010 FORD F-150 XLT
4x4, Long Box.
$
23,995
P9230
2011 FORD F-350 4x4
Only 15,000 Miles.
$
31,995
P9095B
2011 FORD FUSION SE
Only 15,000 Miles. Full Warranty.
$
17,600
P9170
2011 FORD FOCUS SE
Low Miles!
$
14,500
P9213
2007 FORD MUSTANG GT
Leather.
$
19,900
P9243
2011 F-150 ECO-BOOST
Lariat, Loaded, 15,000 Miles.
$
36,995
P9156
2009 FORD EDGE SE
Low Miles, Clean.
$
20,995
P9177
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400
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200
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Only
2,900
Miles!
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4,200
Miles!
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Only
10,000
Miles!
Lots of low mile late models
in stock with full warranty!

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