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FORMER LOCAL HOCKEY PLAYER FULFILLS PROFESSIONAL DREAM PAGE 1B Local skating teams to compete at Nation’s Cup Competition PAGE 2B W E S T O A K L A N D ’ S N E W S W E E K LY BECAUSELOCALMATTERS. Check out our e-edition at WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 HIGHLAND • MILFORD •WHITE LAKE • WIXOM • WALLED LAKE • WOLVERINE LAKE • COMMERCE VOL 51/ISSUE 14 Body Found Near VFW Hall In White Lake WEST OAKLAND COUNTY Authorities confirmed a body found in an overgrown field in Whitel Lake on march 30 is that of a man reported missing from the area. SHOP LOCAL•THINK LOCAL•LIVE LOCAL LIVE AUCTION Up Cycle LLC (located at 4835 Broadway in Commerce) will present a Live Auction on Saturday April 13 at 5:30 p.m. There will be Antiques, electronics, furniture, guns, tools, toys, household items and more. Food and beverages will be available. For a sneak peak, visit craigslist/For Sale/ G e n e r a l / Up Cy c l e Auction. For more information call Ron at 248-595-3626 Police have confirmed that the body of a 41-year-old man found in White Lake is that of a man reported missing from the area in February. The body of Scott Zboch was found on March 30 in the brush of a field near the VFW Hall off Union Lake Road in White Lake. The body had been in the field for a few weeks and was badly decomposed. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office have ruled the cause of death to be hypothermia and police say the death doesn’t appear to have involved foul play. Zboch’s autopsy has yielded no sign of trauma, but investigators are awaiting toxicology reports. Officials have released the identity of the man as 41-year-old White Lake resident Scott Zboch. Police say the body was found in an overgrown field and was not visible from the road. The body was found by a group of kids who quickly alerted police. THE HAWKEYE HIKE 5K RUN/1K WALK All proceeds from this event are donated to the Muir Middle School Special Education Community Based Program and is hosted by the 501c3 non-profit organization, Five Points of Hope. The event takes place at the Carl’s Family YMCA and the Milford Recreational Track at 300 Family Drive in Milford. First wave takes off at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Entry Fee is a minimum of $35 per entrant and $40 day of the event. RF Timing will be timing the 5K entrants. Visit  www. f ivep oints of hop e. com for entry form or on-line registration, as well as more details. INSIDE One Minute Interview ...2A Education.......................3A Lake Area News .............4A Entertainment ...............5A Outdoor Guide ......6A-10A Sports .......................1B-2B Real Estate ...............3B-4B Classified .................5B-6B Legal Ads .................7B-8B 248.360.7355 SCAN TO CALL A body was found off Union Lake Road in White Lake on March 30. Authorities have confirmed it is that of a man reported missing from the area earlier this year. Rottermond Jewelers raises $10K for Make-A-Wish Foundation Rottermond Jewelers, a family-owned shop in downtown Milford and Brighton, recently reached a  year and a half long goal and raised $10,000 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Two local children’s wishes were fulfilled in the process. The money was raised through several different methods. Rottermond Jewelers held an online contest to design a bracelet, the sales of which benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Crafted out of sterling silver and Venetian cord, the chosen bracelet sold throughout the winter season last year. “We are so thankful for our clients and the Milford community who supported us in fulfilling the wishes of two local children,” said Cindi Rottermond, owner of Rottermond Jewelers. “There’s no greater joy than making a difference in another person’s life and we’re thrilled to have created awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.” Rottermond Jewelers staff wore Make-A-Wish t-shirts on Fridays to support the effort and help spread awareness.  Rottermond said she also promoted the cause through a billboard on Haggerty road and at several downtown Milford events including the Milford Memories festival and the Milford Car Show. The remaining funds were secured through a special evening in downtown Milford hosted at Rottermond Jewelers in November 2012, which featured a silent auction and a guest speaker from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “Make-A-Wish Michigan relies solely on the generous support of the Michigan community to be able to grant wishes in our state,” said Karen Davis, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Michigan.  “Rottermond’s support this year will help grant the wishes of two local children, and for that we are incredibly grateful.” The funds were used to fulfill the wishes of Sydnie, age 5, from Highland and Kearsten, age 12, from White Lake.  Sydnie’s wish came true this past February when she and her family travelled to Disney World to meet the Disney princesses and other characters. Sydnie said that she loved eating junk food and enjoyed all the rides especially the “Despicable Me” simulation at Universal Studios.  Kearsten’s wish, to go on a shopping adventure, came to fruition when she went on a shopping spree at Twelve Oaks Mall for clothes and shoes and then to Olive Garden for lunch where she took a special tour of the kitchen and received a special chef ’s apron.  “It was the best day I’ve had in a long time,” said Kearsten. Kearsten’s mother agreed, commenting that Kearsten’s smile was the biggest that they had seen. Visit Rottermond Jewelers at 351 N. Main St. in Milford. For more information, visit  www. To learn about the Make-AWish Foundation of Michigan and its mission, visit RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER ECRWSS PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID ROYAL OAK, MI 48068 PERMIT #792 Reach every residence in your chosen zip code by direct mail. Send your sales flyer inside the Spinal Column newsweekly For as little as 3.5¢ per address! Call 248.360.7355 ext. 2 or email: ABOVE - Cindi Rottermond, Christine Knight and Nanci Ballantyne present a $10,000 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which funded the wishes of two local children. BELOW - Rottermond Jewelers held an online contest to design a bracelet, the sales of which benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Crafted out of sterling silver and Venetian cord, the chosen bracelet sold throughout the winter season last year. THE TIME TO RESERVE IS$ NOW! TENT SPECIALS AS LOW AS 185! 1.888.601.RENT (7368)

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