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Salute Area Emergency Personnel Oct. 6, 2016 - Section C

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Salute to Hart, Golden & Crystal Valley Fire & Police Departments Hart Area Fire Department

Hart Area Fire Department members include, in front, left to right, Chief Ken Klotz, Asst. Chief Dwight Fuehring, Asst. Chief Nate Munoz, Captain Tim Tubbs, Lt. Mark Haynor, Lt. Zach Thocher, Lt. Ben Russell and Secretary Ryan Schiller; second row, Chris Arquette, Tim VanderLaan, Lynn Schiller, Dan Leimback, Dan Schaner and Melissa Monroe; third row, Bob Carlson, Brian Stevens, Matt Harter, Troy VanGelderen and Tony Lopez. Not pictured are Lt. Andy LundBorg, John Hanks, Mike Fillips, Rick Schaner and John Williams.

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Crystal Township Fire Department

Crystal Township Fire Department members include, left to right, Mitchell Bouwkamp, Jerry Fessenden, Samantha Pretty, Lance VanSickle and Chief Allan Purdy. Absent from the photo are Connelly Bowling, Howard Gardner, Juan Perez, Bill VanderZanden and Noah VandeZande.

Hart Police Department

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Hart Police Department members include, left to right, Chief Juan Salazar, Shawn Anderson, Kevin Skipski and Brian Hintz. Not pictured are Troy VanGeldern, Michael Ratliff, Paul Aksamitowski and Brandon Knoll.

Thank You to those who continue to dedicate their time and energy as emergency personnel servants... Tanner Plumbing & Heating West Shore Pharmacy Klotz’s Auto Parts of Hart & Shelby - Carquest The Brown Bear Universal Electronics Mercy Health-Lakeshore Campus West Michigan Insurance Gales Agency-Hart, Shelby, Pentwater & Whitehall Hallack Contracting Oceana Eyecare

Oceana Pharmacy Walicki’s A-1 Body & Towing Steve’s Auto & Truck PM Collision NAPA Auto & Truck Parts Christmann Agency Oceana Auto Parts & Towing Oceana’s Herald-Journal Meyers Chevrolet Hansen Foods Gale’s IGA

Mike’s Auto Body Depot Insurance Agency, LLC Shelby State Bank Adams Heating & Cooling West Shore Bank The Hairporte B.C. Pizza King Funeral Home Hart Pizza Pentwater Auto Services Lakeside Rehab & Family Fitness

Country Acres Pools, Spas & Carpet Cleaning The Pizza Factory Chuck’s Plumbing & Heating The Golden Eatery Ken Adams & Sons Excavating Pixel Grafix Studio Farm Bureau Ins. – Gayle Forner & Andrea Herrygers Kristi’s Pour House F.O.E. Bowling Club Pentwater’s Wishing Well State Farm – Phil O’Neil West Michigan Abbey Carpet & Floor Crystal Valley Pour House


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Hart Michigan State Police Post

Hart Michigan State Police Post members include, in front, left to right, Tpr. Aaron Tubergen, Tpr. Dan Thomas, Tpr. Todd Goodrich, Sgt. Adam Clement, Tpr. Brittany Johnson and Sec. Nancy Sundberg; second row, Tpr. Scott Shattuck, Sgt. Chuck Hockanson, Tpr. Lance Veldkamp and Tpr. Douglas Tanner. Not pictured are, F/Lt. Jeff White, Lt. Matt Kanitz, Sec. Diane Quick, D/Sgt. Scott Rios, Sgt. Ron Nelson, Sgt. Gary Wilson, Sgt. Rich Capling, D/Sgt. Zach Sparks, Tpr. Owen McGuigan, Tpr. Dave Skorka, Tpr. Brad Howard, Tpr. Larry Andres, Tpr. Jeff Hammond, Tpr. Leanne de Wall Malefyt, Tpr. Josh Greeno, Tpr. Devin Wilson, Tpr. Tom Pankiewicz, Tpr. Trevor Beck, Tpr. Craig Willea, Tpr. Bob Watson, Tpr. Matt Demny, Tpr. Jordan Tromp, Tpr. Adam Keasler, Tpr. Travis Thenikl and Tpr. Kelsie Case. Andrew Skinner • Oceana’s Herald-Journal

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Emergency Preparedness

Oceana County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jim Duram.

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Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Reserves

Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Reserves include, front row, left to right, Larry Herin, Ray Hacker, Second Lt. Walter Wittkamp, John Herremans, Todd Hamilton, Sgt. Terry Birkman and Chris Ernst; second row, Jeff Hiddema, Mike Littiebrant, Tim Beggs, Sgt. Jim Johnson, Paul Dees and Charlie Lamb. Not pictured are, Phil Morse, First Lt. Craig Hardy, Roy Strait, Bob Newell, Nathan Gowell, Nancy Strait, Clint Muckey, Cody Pochyla and Chuck Priese.

Mason-Oceana Central Dispatch

Mason-Oceana Central Dispatch staff members include, from left to right, Chris Ernst, Jonathan Hughart, Cayla Christmas, Operations Manager Todd Myers, Mike Scofield, Director Ray Hasil, Danielle Lloyd, Administrative Assistant Connie Blaauw, Supervisor Amy Heer, Stacy Gregwer and Carla Inglis-Greiner. Not pictured are Amy Grondsma, Kris Kokx, Steve Paxton, Dana Miller, Josh McGahan, Leslie Best, Lizz Goldberg, Supervisor Pat Dancz and Shelley Christmas. Andrew Skinner • Oceana’s Herald-Journal


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Salute to Grant Township Fire & Rescue Departments

Grant Township Rescue Grant Township Fire Department

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Grant Township Rescue members include, in front, left to right, Kelly Yost and Lindsey Robertson; second row, Dan Yost, Jordan Lesausky, Jim Ginn and Neal Martell. Not pictured is Chris Aebig.

Members of the Grant Township Fire Department include, in front, left to right, 1st Lt. Chris Aebig, Neal Martell, Angel Bryant, Harry Rolewicz, James Schmidt and Don Roesler; second row, chief Roland Brooks, Assit. chief Bruce Townsend, Jim Ginn Sr., 2nd Lt. Dave Alvarez, Chad Bono, Steven Ash, safety officer Brad Schultz, Jordan Lesausky, Dale Aho, Joshua Hawk and Jeremy Williams. Not pictured are 3rd Lt. Dan Yost and Scott Ferrier.

Thank You to those who continue to dedicate their time and energy as emergency personnel servants... Country Acres Pools, Spas & Carpet Cleaning West Michigan Abbey Carpet & Floor Walicki’s A-1 Body & Towing Gales Agency-Hart, Shelby,Pentwater & Whitehall Klotz’s Auto Parts of Hart & Shelby - Carquest Mercy Health - Lakeshore Campus Steve’s Auto & Truck Tanner Plumbing & Heating NAPA Auto & Truck Parts Christmann Agency

Oceana Auto Parts & Towing Mike’s Auto Body Depot Insurance Agency, LLC Shelby State Bank Adams Heating & Cooling West Shore Bank Pentwater Auto Services Lakeside Rehab & Family Fitness The Golden Eatery Meyers Chevrolet Universal Electronics

State Farm - Phil O’Neil Chuck’s Plumbing & Heating Ken Adams & Sons Excavating Kristi’s Pour House F.O.E. Bowling Club Pentwater’s Wishing Well Crystal Valley Pour House King Funeral Home West Michigan Insurance Hallack Contracting Oceana’s Herald-Journal

The Hairporte PM Collision Gale’s IGA The Brown Bear The Pizza Factory Oceana Eyecare Hart Pizza Hansen Foods Oceana Pharmacy


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Five ways to increase home fire safety

An average of seven Americans die each week as a result of house fires. Most fires occur in residential buildings between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when occupants are most likely to be asleep. Your first line of defense is fire preparedness. Here’s five things you can do to increase your chance of survival in a fire: • Install smoke alarms on every story of your home and outside sleeping areas. Be sure to test them monthly, clean them every six months and replace batteries in spring and fall. Having working fire alarms can cut your chance of dying in a fire in half! • Have a fire escape plan for your family and practice it. A small fire can spread rapidly — you may only have minutes or seconds to escape. When going over the details of your escape plan, check windows and doors to ensure all open easily. Know your local emergency number (911). Never stop to gather belongings or re-enter a home after safely outside. • When renovating, consider using fire-rated, noncombustible products. Your choice of insulation, for example, can be vital. Stone wool

insulation, like that produced by Roxul, resists temperatures up to approximately 2,150 F. When directly exposed to fire, it will not off-gas, contribute to toxic smoke or promote flames. Fire-resistant building materials can give you extra time to escape when seconds count. • Purchase a multi-use fire ladder for each bedroom in your home and practice using it. A fire ladder may be your only escape option if flames block critical exits. • Place fire extinguishers on every level of your home, especially in high-risk areas like the kitchen, near fireplaces and in the garage. Use only for small, contained fires that are not spreading rapidly. Know how to operate your extinguisher before an emergency occurs using the PASS method: Pull pin, Aim low, Squeeze lever and Sweep from side to side. The safest option is always to evacuate your home and call for help. Fire prevention measures are a serious matter in every home. Find out how to keep your home and family safe at nfpa.org or improve your fire safety knowledge by visiting the Roxul website.

Honoring Oceana County’s Finest

Thank You

for your dedication.

Thank You

Oceana County Sheriff’s Department Oceana County Sheriff ’s Department

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Oceana County Sheriff’s Office members include, in front, left to right, Corrections Officer Ron Anderson, Deputy Jeff Brown, Corrections Officer Bobbi Jones, Corrections Officer Ruth Anderson and Sergeant Louis Herremans; second row, Deputy Roy Strait, Deputy Kevin Repo, Deputy Mike Fillips, Corrections Officer Mike Hays, Corrections Officer Brad Fritcher and Deputy Dean Wiegand.

Oceana County Sheriff ’s Department Oceana County Sheriff’s Office members include, in front, left to right, Corrections Officer Tammy Smith, Corrections Officer Jordan Young, Deputy Tim Simon, Sergeant Scott Bosley, Deputy Donnie Hansen and Deputy Ryan Schiller; second row, Corrections Officer Alan Wittkamp, Corrections Officer John Kessler, Deputy Cam Hanson, Corrections Officer Joel Dickman, Deputy Mark Hiddema, Deputy Jeremy Swihart and Detective Mark Schneider. • Contributed photo

Oceana County Sheriff ’s Office

Oceana County Sheriff’s Office members include, from left to right, Sheriff Robert Farber, Lt. Craig Mast, Administrative Asst. Vicki Hasty, Corrections Sdt. Sharon Sailor, Office Manager Juanita Garza, Detective Shane Hasty, Secretary Ida Hetland, Jail Lieutenant Bethany Carrier, Deputy David Gregwer and Undersheriff Tim Priese.

We are proud of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Department for giving us the confidence to feel safe and protected in our communities.

BECKMAN BROS., INC. 3581 Baker road, ShelBy • 231-861-2031

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123 State St. • Downtown Hart • 231-873-5602


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Salute to Walkerville Fire & Rescue Departments Walkerville Area Fire Department Walkerville Area Fire Deaprtment members include, in front, left to right, Noah VanderZande, Robert VanAgtmael, Chris Payne, Lance VanSickle, Leanne Amador, Seth Barrs and Andy Quick; second row, Jerry Frick, Allen Purdy, Leonard Amador, Nathan Hintz, John McGahan, Ben Russell, Tom Boswell and Greg Frick. Not pictured are Brian Hintz, Kristina Martinez and Kristynn Hintz.

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Walkerville Area Rescue Unit

Walkerville Rescue members include, in front, left to right, Noah VanderZande, Robert VanAgtmael, Stephanie VanSickle, Chris Payne, Lance VanSickle, Amanda VanSickle and Shawna Rockwell; second row, Jerry Frick, Allen Purdy, Nathan Hintz, John McGahan, Ben Russell and Greg Frick.

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Thank You to those who continue to dedicate their time and energy as emergency personnel servants... Meyers Chevrolet Universal Electronics Mercy Health - Lakeshore Campus West Michigan Insurance Hallack Contracting Oceana Eyecare PM Collision NAPA Auto & Truck Parts Walicki’s A-1 Body & Towing Steve’s Auto & Truck Christmann Agency The Brown Bear

Gales Agency-Hart, Shelby, Pentwater & Whitehall Tanner Plumbing & Heating Klotz’s Auto Parts of Hart & Shelby Carquest Oceana Pharmacy Walkerville Well Drilling Oceana Auto Parts & Towing Gale’s IGA Mike’s Auto Body Depot Insurance Agency, LLC

Shelby State Bank Adams Heating & Cooling West Shore Bank King Funeral Home Hansen Foods Pentwater Auto Services Hart Pizza Lakeside Rehab & Family Fitness Country Acres Pools, Spas & Carpet Cleaning The Pizza Factory

Chuck’s Plumbing & Heating The Golden Eatery Ken Adams & Sons Excavating Kristi’s Pour House Pentwater’s Wishing Well F.O.E. Bowling Club State Farm – Phil O’Neil Crystal Valley Pour House West Michigan Abbey Carpet & Floor The Hairporte Oceana’s Herald-Journal


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Shelby-Benona adds pair of trucks to fleet The Shelby-Benona Fire Department recently added two new vehicles to its fleet which serves the fire district. The first is a 75-foot aerial-pumper. The truck was purchased from the Allendale Fire Department. It became available when Allendale purchased a 100-foot aerial platform. The truck which has seating for six firefighters and is equipped with a 75-foot aerial ladder along with a 1,750 gallon per minute pump. It carries 700 gallons of water, self-contained breathing apparatus, vent and rescue saws, a 6.5-kilowatt generator with portable floodlights, vent fans and six additional ground ladders. Department members spent several months and put over 600 miles on the truck in training to operate the truck. The truck meets a need that was identified back in 2004 during the insurance rating visit. The second truck is a 2012 Navistar/Sutphen 4-by-4 pumper. It has seating for five firefighters in the cab, a 1,000 gallon per minute pump and carries 500 gallons of water. It has a 10-kilowatt generator and light tower, automatic tire chains for winter

weather, a winch and back-up camera. The truck, which had just over 4,000 miles on it, was available because the department that owned it was faced with a significant reduction in volunteers and decided to shut down one of its two stations. “Initially, it was felt that we would need to wait for a couple of years

due to the cost of this type of truck,” Shelby-Benona Fire Chief Jack White said. “In June, we were told of a truck much like what we were looking for that was available in West Virginia. After several phone calls, e-mails and finally a trip, we purchased the truck.” The department started several years ago to look for a truck that would

give it the ability to access many of the lakeshore communities better. With the narrow roads and tight areas that are present department members found that many times the only truck that could get into these places was a pickup size truck. After exploring several options, department members felt that an Interface type pumper would

Vandervelde named SBFD ‘Firefighter of the Year’

Ted Vandervelde received the Shelby-Benona Fire Department “Firefighter of the Year” award at the department’s annual meeting Sept. 24. Vandervelde’s ability to get things done and to be a member who goes above and beyond was recognized by his fellow firefighters The annual dinner was attended by firefighters, board members and their guests andwas an opportunity to review the past year and to recognize several members for their accomplishments. Firefighters Mel Brimmer and Ryan Snyder were recognized with service awards. Mel was recognized for 35 years and Ryan for five years of service. Lt. Joe Rodriguez and Lt. Roger Schultz were recognized for having successfully completed all the requirements for certification as fire officers. Three members were awarded their badges and official helmet for their successful completion and passing of the state firefighter class and

best suit the needs that were present. “The department feels that the purchase of this truck saved the district about $100,000 over the price for new one,” White said. “With this purchase, we have sold our 1998 pumper and moved all the tools and equipment from it onto the new engine.”

Mike Barefoot, Markie Anzaldua, Ben WhiteElder, Ryan Snyder and Ted Vandervelde were all recognized at the annual Shelby-Benona Fire Department dinner Saturday, Sept. 24.

exam. Firefighters Mike Barefoot, Jose “Markie” Anzaldua and Ben White-Elder received their helmets and had their badges pinned on by family members. The evening concluded with a video review of the year put together by Lt. Roger Schultz.

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Shelby 861-2285

Hart 873-3385

Pentwater 869-6021

Whitehall 893-1156 www.galesagency.com


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Salute to Pentwater

Fire, Police & Rescue Departments

Pentwater Fire Department

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Pentwater Fire Department members include, left to right, Lt. Pat Ruggles, Capt. Ray Hasil, Chief Terry Cluchey, Safety Officer Evart Horton, Asst. Chief Paul Smith, Marshall Wayne Schlee, Chris Gebhart, Nate Munoz, Aaron Boyko, Joe Malburg, Jonathan Hughart, Tony Arnouts and Giuseppe Criscione. Not pictured are Larry Hilton, Chris Lascari, Jen Lascari, Craig Lewandowsky, Lt. Mike Moore and Juan Munoz.

Pentwater Police Department Pentwater Police Department members include, in front, left to right, Alexander Schulz and Randy Lentz; second row, Chief Laude Hartrum and Dan Jorissen. Not pictured are roy Summers, Nathan DeWeerd, Dalton Schaffer, Jeff Felinski, Alan Snow and Police Cadet Luiz DeBlas.

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Pentwater Rescue • Contributed photo

Pentwater Rescue members include, left to right, Ray Hasil, Terry Cluchey, Chris Gebhart, Jonathan Hughart and Pat Ruggles. Not pictured is Jim Glover.

Thank You to those who continue to dedicate their time and energy as emergency personnel servants... Hallack Contracting Oceana Eyecare Tanner Plumbing & Heating Oceana Auto Parts & Towing Klotz’s Auto Parts of Hart & Shelby - Carquest Mercy Health - Lakeshore Campus Gales Agency-Hart, Shelby, Pentwater & Whitehall PM Collision Steve’s Auto & Truck Ken Adams Excavating

Oceana Pharmacy Walicki’s A-1 Body & Towing NAPA Auto & Truck Parts Christmann Agency Meyers Chevrolet Universal Electronics The Brown Bear Gale’s IGA Mike’s Auto Body Depot Insurance Agency, LLC Shelby State Bank

Adams Heating & Cooling West Shore Bank King Funeral Home B.C. Pizza Hansen Foods Hart Pizza Pentwater Auto Services Lakeside Rehab & Family Fitness Country Acres Pools, Spas & Carpet Cleaning The Pizza Factory

Chuck’s Plumbing & Heating The Golden Eatery Ken Adams & Sons Excavating Kristi’s Pour House F.O.E. Bowling Club Pentwater’s Wishing Well State Farm – Phil O’Neil West Michigan Abbey Carpet & Floor Crytstal Valley Pour House The Hairporte West Michigan Insurance Oceana’s Herald-Journal


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Michigan achieves 7-year carbon monoxide protection milestone First Alert, Michigan fire departments educate public about peplacing expiring CO alarms This year marks the seventh anniversary of the enactment of Michigan’s Uniform Construction Code (Act 230 of 1972), Section 125.1504f, which mandated carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in all new single and multi-family dwellings. Since then, Michigan has led the country in protecting its residents from the dangers of this invisible, odorless and potentially fatal gas, with dozens of other states following suit. Fast-forward seven years from groundbreaking legislation, though, and health and safety officials have a growing new concern: the need to replace CO alarms as they approach expiration. “While safety is a value we all share, it’s easy to take life-saving measures like Michigan’s law for granted once they’ve been implemented,” said Tom Russo, vice president of marketing for First Alert, a leader in residential fire and CO detection devices. “The anniversary of this bill is a timely reminder of the importance of protecting what matters most, and an ideal opportunity for us to celebrate the lives that have been saved over the past seven years by making safety a priority again.” While alarm lifespans may vary by model and manufacturer, at the time of this legislation, a properly maintained CO alarm had a lifespan of approximately five to seven years, according to Russo. Therefore, CO alarms installed when Michigan’s carbon monoxide alarm law first came into effect are likely now due for replacement. As an extra safety measure, end-oflife warnings are built into most CO alarms to alert residents to the need for replacement. “If you can’t think of the last time you installed a smoke or CO alarm, chances are, it’s time to replace your old ones,” Russo said. “Installing new alarms ensures you are protected with the most advanced CO sensing technologies and latest safety features

available. Conversely, by neglecting to replace alarms, you could be putting yourself, your family or tenants in serious risk.” The last few years have seen significant advancements in technology, extending the lifespans of CO alarms to at least seven years. Select models are tested to last 10 years. Improvements in style also have resulted in decorator-friendly models that blend high tech with high design. Known as the “silent killer,” CO is a colorless and odorless gas that is impossible to detect without a sensing device. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, CO poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in the United States and is responsible for an average of 450 deaths each year. Heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, appliances and cooking sources using coal, wood, or petroleum products are all potential sources of CO. CO poisoning can cause symptoms such as nausea, headaches, dizziness, chest pain and vomiting that mimic those of many other illnesses, making it difficult to diagnose. In severe poisoning cases, victims can experience disorientation, unconsciousness, longterm neurological disabilities, cardio respiratory failure or death. Therefore, it’s critical to have gas appliances inspected by certified licensed technicians, educate loved ones on the dangers of carbon monoxide, and practice a home emergency escape plan. In addition to replacing CO alarms as they reach expiration, Russo recommends the following tips and tools for keeping yourself and loved ones safer from CO: Protect Against CO Poisoning • Run kitchen vents or exhaust fans anytime the stove is in use. The kitchen stove is among the most frequent sources of CO poisoning in the home. To help eliminate danger of overexposure, always run exhaust fans when cooking, especially during the holidays when stoves are left on for longer periods of time. Also open a nearby window periodically when cooking to allow fresh air to circulate. • Never use generators indoors. In the case of a power outage, portable electric generators must be used outside only. Never use them inside the home, in a garage or in any confined area that can allow CO to collect.

And, be careful to follow operating instructions closely. Also refrain from using charcoal grills, camp stoves and other similar devices indoors. • Have fuel-burning appliances inspected regularly. Arrange for a professional inspection of all fuel-

burning appliances (such as furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, clothes dryers, water heaters and space heaters) annually to detect any CO leaks. • Install/test CO alarms. CO alarms are the only way to detect this poisonous gas, yet 40 percent of Americans

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report not having CO alarms in their homes. For as little as $25, a First Alert CO alarm can help protect a home and family from potential trag-

carbon monoxide protection continued on 12

Oceana emergency medical ServiceS

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Thank you to the county ambulance team for their skills and dedication to our community.

24 Hour Emergency Room Lakeshore Campus • 72 South State St., Shelby • 231-861-2156


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Salute to Hesperia Fire Department Hesperia Fire Department

Hesperia Fire Department members include, front row, left to right, Lt. Kris Rasmussen, Tim Fraley, Ray Wilder, Justen Myers and Capt. Jason Newman; second row, Chief Bob Eichenberg, Eric Wright, Chris Parks, Lt. Mike Conley, Bill Rumsey and Asst. Chief Tim VanAvery. Not pictured are, Phil McGahan, Jr., Scott Maynard and Clint Muckey.

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Thank You to those who continue to dedicate their time and energy as emergency personnel servants... Hallack Contracting Oceana Eyecare Klotz’s Auto Parts of Hart & Shelby Carquest PM Collision Tanner Plumbing & Heating Walicki’s A-1 Body & Towing Steve’s Auto & Truck NAPA Auto & Truck Parts Christmann Agency Oceana Auto Parts & Towing Meyers Chevrolet Mercy Health-Lakeshore Campus Universal Electronics

Ed’s Orchard Market Burrell’s Service Gales Agency-Hart, Shelby, Pentwater & Whitehall Husband & Turple Hardware Bob’s Drugs Hesperia Sport Shop West Michigan Insurance Sign Power Plus Hesperia Automotive Gale’s IGA The Brown Bear Jean’s Herbs & Things

Mike’s Auto Body Depot Insurance Agency, LLC Shelby State Bank Adams Heating & Cooling West Shore Bank Hansen Foods Pentwater Auto Services Hart Pizza Lakeside Rehab & Family Fitness Country Acres Pools, Spas & Carpet Cleaning The Pizza Factory Magooz Floor Covering

Chuck’s Plumbing & Heating The Golden Eatery Ken Adams & Sons Excavating F.O.E. Bowling Club Pentwater’s Wishing Well State Farm – Phil O’Neil Kristi’s Pour House Crystal Valley Pour House Oceana Pharmacy The Hairporte King Funeral Home West Michigan Abbey Carpet & Floor Oceana’s Herald-Journal


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Salute to Shelby-Benona, Ferry, & New Era Fire & Police Departments

Shelby/Benona Fire Department

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Shelby-Benona Fire Department members include, in the front row, left to right, Lt. Roger Schultz, Carol Towne, Lt. Joe Rodriguez, Markie Anzaldua and Deputy Chief Mark Burmeister. In the second row are Chief Jack White, left, Mike Barefoot, Ben White-Elder, Ryan Snyder, Ted Vandervelde and Jesse Bowman. Absent from the photo are Captian Warren Hering, Dennis Bauer, Mel Brimmer, Paul Garcia, Ezra Kasza, Hake Vandervelde, Kassidy Arkema and safety educator Bethany Kohn.

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Shelby Police Department

Shelby Police Department members include, in front, left to right, Chief Terry TenBrink and Jason Kuzyk; second row, Paul Aksamitowski, Lori Hogston, John Karafa and Don Hansen. Not picture are David Grewer, Brandon Knoll, Chuck Schultz and Ralph Breese.

Ferry Township Fire Department

New Era Police Department New Era Police Department members include, left to right, Chief Roy Strait, Jr., Officer Trevor Malda, Steve Junewick, Jason Kuzyk and Matt Dwyer.

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Ferry Township Fire Department members include, in front, left to right, Kevin VanSickle, Caitlin VanSickle, Randy Crablit and Conner Grey; second row, Chris Ernst, Chief Brad Fritcher, Robert Cramblit, Levi Darling and Pete Theetge. Not picture are, Rod Studer, Bob Hawks, Donnie Hansen, Steve Brown, Steven Headland, Caleb Flanery and Elisha Swanson.

Thank You to those who continue to dedicate their time and energy as emergency personnel servants... Klotz’s Auto Parts of Hart & Shelby - Carquest Tanner Plumbing & Heating Walicki’s A-1 Body & Towing NAPA Auto & Truck Parts Christmann Agency Oceana Auto Parts & Towing Hallack Contracting Farm Bureau - New Era, Klotz Agency Gales Agency-Hart, Shelby, Pentwater & Whitehall Keehne Hardware The Brown Bear

Magooz Floor Covering Shelby Floral Universal Electronics Dad’s Automotive Beckman Bros., Inc. Cherry Hill Supermarket The Pizza Factory Harris Funeral Home Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus PM Collision Shelby Pharmacy

West Michigan Insurance Steve’s Auto & Truck Trailside Restaurant Van’s Body Shop Meyers Chevrolet Gale’s IGA Veltman Hardware Benona Shores Golf Course Mike’s Auto Body Depot Insurance Agency, LLC Shelby State Bank Adams Heating & Cooling

West Shore Bank B.C. Pizza Hansen Foods Blondies Salon Pentwater Auto Services Hart Pizza Lakeside Rehab & Family Fitness Country Acres Pools, Spas & Carpet Cleaning Chuck’s Plumbing & Heating Pixel Grafix Studio The Golden Eatery

Ken Adams & Sons Excavating Oceana Eyecare Kristi’s Pour House Pentwater’s Wishing Well F.O.E. Bowling Club State Farm – Phil O’Neil Crystal Valley Pour House Oceana Pharmacy King Funeral Home The Hairporte West Michigan Abbey Carpet & Floor Oceana’s Herald-Journal


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Carbon monoxide protection

from Page 9

edy. Install alarms on every level of at least 15 feet away from sources of the home and near each sleeping area CO to reduce the number of nuisance for maximum protection. Test alarm alarms. function monthly and change batteries every six months, unless the alarm is powered by a sealed, 10-year battery. • Be mindful of the garage. Running vehicles inside an attached garage, even if the door is open, is hazardous, as CO can leak into the home. • Know whom to call. If a CO alarm sounds, leave the home immediately and call 911. Additional CO Alarm Guidelines • Clear CO alarms of all dust and debris. • Ensure that alarms are plugged all the way into the outlet or, if battery operated, have working batteries installed. Check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. • Make certain each person can hear the CO alarm sound from his or her sleeping room and that the sound is loud enough to wake everyone. If young children are in the house, consider a smoke and CO combination alarm from First Alert that features both voice and location technology. Studies have shown that children between the ages of six and 10 wake more easily to a voice than to the traditional audible beep of an alarm. • Make sure the alarms are installed 231-873-5440

Thanks to the Brave heros of oceana County

We Salute You! ALL Emergency Personnel bring in your badge / ID and gEt HALf off your MEAL* *excludes alcohol. Good thru the end of October 2016

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Quality Concrete Plaques Yard • Gardens • Cemetary

Downtown Shelby • 231-861-5390

211 E. Main Street Downtown Hart 873-2378

7203 N. 126th Ave. Crystal Valley 873-5809

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