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Boyne City


No. 81

Volume 2, Issue 29

City spending down $1.1M



Boyne City officials are calling for a drop in spending of at least $1.1 million for the 20112012 fiscal MICHAEL CAIN year. During the Boyne City Commission’s regular Tuesday, March 8, meeting, Boyne City Manager Michael Cain revealed

the proposed city budget of $9.7 million which is down from $10.8 million last year. “The budget that has been presented to the city commission is completely balanced,” Cain said. “There’s no deficit spending proposed.” And, Cain added, if this year ends as the city has projected, the previously proposed deficit spending for the current fiscal year will actually be $100,000 less than projected. “The budget, as proposed, maintains all the existing levels of

»BUDGET , pg. 4

Real ‘Krazy’ fun at the mountain Hero JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER


A waiter at a restaurant can bring you coffee, bread and sometimes … life. That was the case for 15-year-old ADAM LYNCH Crosby Boettger this past Saturday while he was celebrating his first piano recital at the La Senorita Restaurant in Gaylord. “We ordered our usual chicken wings and my son, Crosby got his boneless because his teeth hurt from his braces,” said Crosby's mother Ann Marie Boettger. “We were having a great time talking and laughing about his recital … when all of

»HERO , pg. 20

An outdoor cookout will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on that same day out on Get “Krazy” on the slopes with the patio of Stein Eriksen’s. the 2011 Carnival at Boyne Later that evening from 9:30 Mountain. p.m. to 1 a.m., free entertainOn March 18, visitors to ment will be offered for Boyne Mountain will celadults in the Snowflake ebrate Carnival Weekend, Lounge with Mac Daddy. an annual event that offers On Saturday, March 19, music, snow-sports, and a skiing will resume at 9 whole lot of fun. a.m. and children will get “It is a traditional springa chance to have some time event that we’ve had fun. at Boyne Mountain for Kids will have the opyears and years to celebrate portunity to partake in a St. Patrick’s day,” said Ed mini-pipe event, a silly Grice, General Manager slalom race and a seal of Boyne USA. “It is a real slide. neat way to celebrate.” “We have Music on the The event focuses on the Hill, too, and we have a wacky side of skiing by band at the Civic Center,” offering outrageous snowGrice said. “You name it, sports for all ages. PHOTO COURTESY BOYNE USA they’ll play it.” It was started in the 1960s A participant of the annual Slush Cup shows her Also, for $10, teens may by grass roots customers venture to Avalanche Bay skills. who wanted to celebrate Arcade from 9 p.m. unSt. Patrick’s day in an original will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, til midnight on March 19, for and creative way. March 18 and will stay open Teen Night; this includes $5 in “We have events throughout until 9 p.m.

This is part two in a series of articles on medical marijuana. Despite Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act having been enacted over two years ago, misinformation, legal battles and general confusion are widespread. The act detailed who may use the plant, but some are concerned about its lack of specifics on how the drug is to be obtained. Boyne City planning officials have been researching the law

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the day,” Grice said. “There is a costume contest, a silly slalom contest for kids and adults, and on Sunday we have our annual Slush-Cup.” Kicking-off Carnival, the slopes

»CARNIVAL , pg. 5

What is a medical marijuana collective? BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR


• Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens • Wednesday, March 16, 2011


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and keeping close watch on legal be in place in the event a medical battles in the state as part of an marijuana store-owner decides to information-gathering mission. begin doing business within the The biggest issue currently is ap- city limits. parently whether so-called medi- The Traverse City Commission cal marihuana has had its fair collectives and/ share of dealings with the or dispensaColor Photo ries are allow- Galleries, Back Issues, issue considerable by law. Fresh Content added ing there are While there is daily, Breaking News, several medical Events Info & More! no record of marijuana outany attempt to lets within the create such a business in Boyne city. City, officials say rules and regu- One such business is Collective lations pertaining to zoning must Inc., which is a marijuana collec-

tive. “A dispensary is where people can purchase marijuana like you would at a pharmacy,” said Steve Ezell of Collective Inc. “We are a collective. The difference is people who want to do business with us have to join.” Currently Collective Inc. has 650 members. How it works A person with a qualifying illness – which may range from degenerative back pain, cancer and HIV/AIDS – must consult with a

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2  Boyne City GAZETTE  March 16, 2011

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Weather Wednesday March 16 Partly Cloudy 42° Thursday March 17 Showers 44° Friday March 18 Rain/Snow Showers 43° Saturday March 19 Partly Cloudy 39° Sunday March 20 Few Showers 41 °

Between new legislation and dispensaries ready to spring into action, the longtime medicinal mari‘My Two Cents’ juana issue quickly CHRIS FAULKNOR has taken a more prominent role in our society. The controversial nature of the issue was not helped by the ambiguity of the law, and as such, has raised a plethora of chaos within Michigan. A lack of role definition in the process of growing, selling, buying, and eventually consuming has left citizens confused, and our respected law enforcement unsure of what to do. Some parts of Michigan have embraced the new practice,

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nabis leaves, or even our Governor thinks at this points. The voters have spoken. The voters of Michigan made their point exactly how they should - at the ballot box. They punched their card with the mentality that their vote is the voice of the citizens, and they are right - at least they should be! Regardless of the verbage, the logistics, and the insurance needs, the voters spoke very clearly in indication that, one way or another, marijuana should be legal for the treatment of certain medical conditions, and that selling it for these purposes should be legal as well. What does that mean? It means that every time an official tries to use their position or power to get in the way of this, the voters stand defied by the public servants - their representatives charged with their

well-being. In the same fashion that our soldiers fight for our country whether or not they believe in the specific cause, our elected officials need to be fighting for us. How they feel about the issue is important, because as human beings they will have their opinion - but I venture forth and say that how they responded to the wants and needs of their respective constituencies should be far more essential to how they sleep at night. The voters spoke loudly when they placed our officials in office, and they spoke just as loudly when they turned down the constitutional convention, voted in funding for their local schools, approved a millage for the road by the old schoolhouse, and yes - when they voted on the issue of medical marijuana. Listen to them.

A Bit of Boyne History Boyne History 19141915 1914 The first scheduled passenger airplane service begins in the United EDWARD MAY III States. This was in a biplane flying boat between St. Petersburg and Tampa Florida. The upper floor of Dow’s Barn served the Boyne City school children as a temporary gym. Floyd Alldread played basketball there when he was a sophomore.

Henry Ford offers the unprecedented wages of $5.00 per day to men working in his automotive factories. This represented a raise from $2.40 for a 9-hour day to $5.00 for an 8-hour day. This causes a migration of many talented trades’ men to Michigan. This bold step helped to make the State of Michigan the automotive center of the United States.

August 1st. Germany declares war on Russia. August 3rd. Germany declares war on France. August 4th. Great Britain declares war on Germany. August 14th. Japan declares war on Austria. August 23rd. Japan declares war on Germany. The Sault Saint Marie shipping lock is open for operation.

Roy J. Furman is Alderman for the Fourth Ward and a dentist of good report in Boyne City. July 28th, World War 1 starts in Europe when Austria declares war on Serbia.

Boyne City school enrollment is over 1,500 students. The North Canal is called Davis Lock and opens for navigation 1914, the second, called Sabin will open in 1919, the South Canal, called MacArthur in 1943 and the Poe in 1969. The Boyne City Marine Band wins honors in competition at the state championship in Pontiac. Wages in the Detroit area automotive factories are $2.50 $5.00 an hour. S. Elliott Edelstein is the proprietor of a local dry goods store.

»HISTORY , pg. 17

That indefinable feeling hanging in the air This time of the year there is a feeling in the air. As if it were a recognized happening it hangs around us ‘Beautiful Boyne’ i n v i s i b l e , ANNE THURSTON u n - n a m e d and shapeless. Unlike our twelve calendar

months which have names known to everyone and are carefully defined as to the number of days, as well as which days each claims this feeling that clings to me these days has no such definitions. But it is in the room with me as I open my eyes and look out through the bedroom window at the leaf-less trees and sometime blue and other times grey skies above them. The feeling is familiar. I have known it before. And it be-

longs to March/April here in Boyne. When I lived in Ohio it joined me in February. Each year its presence is heralded by the mailman. For it is when I pull the first garden catalogue out of my mail box that am engulfed with a giddy feeling of something wonderful waiting for me just over the horizon – spring! Oh, there are those who endeavor to diagnose this light headed feeling of joy as if it were a type of illness and label

it ‘Spring Fever’. However, I look upon the feeling of anticipation and joy as anything but an illness; rather it seems to me to be a heartfelt feeling of excitement as each day lengthens and our sun emerges from behind the clouds far more frequently. It is in the air. Although no announcement is made, our maples are sending their sap upward and outward to energize their spring flowering and

» BEAUTIFUL, pg. 17

Overworked and overstressed needs help

Monday March 21 Partly Cloudy 41° Tuesday March 22 Partly Cloudy 39°

welcoming the boost to the economic structure, and greeting that extra bit of publicity with open arms. Other parts of our state have taken “not in my back yard” to a level seldom seen in this state. Using everything from insurance prices to ordinances and zoning laws, these parts of our state are doing everything in their power to prevent these businesses from springing up. In their defense, they (hopefully) act in the best intentions, honestly believing that they are protecting their fellow Michiganians from an evil unseen. So with that background, I can see what you’re asking - “What do you think, Chris?” I venture out on a limb when I say that it doesn’t matter at this point. It doesn’t matter what I think, nor does it matter what the police, the merchant selling can-

Dear Rose Dear Rose: After graduating from high school I began full-time college classes right away. I’m living on my own now and working full-time and still taking full-time college classes. I’ve had this busy schedule for a year and a half. I enjoy getting things done, but I’m missing out on quality time with my family. I was very close with my whole

family all through my childhood and spent a lot of time at home during high school. I feel like I blow them off almost daily when, in reality, I’m just too busy. I am very stressed about my job and my schoolwork and it doesn’t seem like they understand. I think they feel that they are the first thing I give up when I’m stressed, but that isn’t the case. I’ve talked to them many times about it and they just say “oh, you’re young, it’s OK you don’t hang out with us anymore.” I get frustrated sometimes and nothing works. Any ideas? Sincerely, Stressed out Student Dear Stressed out, You are busy. Yes, that was a period; you are busy. Going to

school full-time and working full-time is two full-time jobs. It is understandable that you are stressed, but you are also not the first person to take this on ... accomplish it! Your family sounds very understanding. I think it is you who are being too hard on yourself. From your note it is pretty obvious that you miss spending time with your family. Moving away is another stress added to your workload, and missing your family is natural. What you family seems to understand is that once you are done with school you will be able to spend more time with them once again and that right now you need to spend time on the things that are laying the groundwork for your future. In your letter you write that “It doesn’t seem like they understand, and I think they

feel …” which tells me that you are the one who is feeling guilty and/or missing them. Let it go and know you are doing what you can to see them as much as you can. Believe and trust that they love and miss you too, but want you to be successful. Your life will slow down once school is over, so do yourself a favor and imagine how proud you will be and how proud your family will be once you are finished. For now, focus on your schoolwork and job. Time will fly by and you’ll soon be wondering how you ever managed it all. ~Rose If you have questions or comments for Rose, E-mail: messageinabottle.rose@ or send your letter to Boyne City Gazette 5 West Main St. (Ste. #7) Boyne City, MI 49712

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COPS & COURTS Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports On Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 2:17am deputies from the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an unknown accident on Marvon Rd. near Pesek Rd. in Wilson Township. Deputies found an unoccupied 1995 Chevy Suburban with heavy frontal damage, smashed glass and dried blood within the vehicle’s interior. The scene surrounding the vehicle was littered with empty beer cans, bottles and broken glass. The vehicle interior smelled strong-

ly of alcohol and a search of the area failed to locate any of the occupants. Deputies attempted to track down the registered owner at his address but failed to make contact. Approximately 10 hours later after 12:00 Noon, Charlevoix Sheriff’s Office received a call from the registered owner who wished to report the accident. contact was made with 28 year old Christopher Dale Morse of East Jordan who states he dropped his cell phone and lost

control of his Suburban while trying to pick the phone off the floor. Morse says he attempted to avoid a collision but it was too late as he hit a clump of trees causing significant damage to his vehicle. Morse suffered some minor lacerations to his hands from the broken/flying glass. His hand was also bruised from the impact. Morse did not seek medical treatment, nor was he planning on getting himself checked over. Morse was cited for failure to report a personal injury

COURT REPORTER Charlevoix County Circuit Court The following cases were recently heard in the 33rd Circuit Court of Charlevoix:

Mark Larry Crain, Boyne City. Controlled Substance-Possession (cocaine, heroine, or other) less than 25 grams. Serve 90 days in jail; credit 2 days. Philip Carson Chapman, Petoskey. Driving Recklessly. $500 in fines and costs. Ryan Christopher Hendricks, Alanson. Controlled substance delivery/ manufacture marijuana. Serve 120 days; credit 1 day; probation for 24 months. $728 in fines and costs.

DBA The following businesses have filed or renewed an assumed name for business


Kizzy’s Treasures, 114 Amber Lane, East Jordan, by Mary Gahn. Hargrave Homes and Services, Apt. #6 1897, Traverse City, by Nicholas Hargrave. Curtains, Cushions, and Canvas, 189 Knollcrest Lane, Charlevoix, by Lynn Smolenyak. Land Trust Development Camp, 800 Bridge Street, Charlevoix, by Paul A. Lindberg. Linda Boss Design, 13074 Cedar Street, Charlevoix, by Linda Boss.

Charlevoix County District Court The following cases were recently heard in the 90th District Court of Charlevoix:

Corey Robert Eaton, 23, Boyne City. Operating while license suspended/ revoked/ denied/ first

offense. Serve 12 days in jail; $335 in fines and costs. Matthew Ray Lemp, 25, Traverse City. Operating without license on person. Serve 8 days in jail; $200 in fines and costs. Andrew Paul Johnson, 20, Gaylord. Operating with blood alcohol level of .17 or more. Serve 41 days in jail; 30 days held in abeyance; to serve one year of probation; submit to probation officer urine test; not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances; $1,055 in fines and costs. Forrest Vern Morgenson, 39, Ann Arbor. Operating while intoxicated. 30 days held in abeyance; probation for 6 months; submit urine to probation officer; not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances; $905 in fines and costs. James Robert Rice, 67, East

accident (PIA), driving on a suspended license and careless/ negligent driving. The Charlevoix County Sheriff would like to remind all drivers

that Michigan State law requires a driver to immediately report an accident that involves injuries, or damage that totals an estimated $1,000 or more.

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Jordan. Controlled substance use. Serve 7 days in jail; $600 in fines and costs. Richard Henry Towns Jr., 28, Boyne City. Operating while license suspended/ revoked/ denied/ 2nd subsequent offense. Serve 25 days in jail; $600 in fines and costs. Jayne Margrete Gilbert, 54, Boyne City. Drugs, false prescription. Serve 12 days in jail; $500 in fines and costs.

Court Reporter consists of public information obtained from Charlevoix courts, clerk and police files, and is for informational purposes. The Boyne City Gazette strives for accuracy; However, in the event an error is made, please contact newspaper Publisher Chris Faulknor at (231) 582-2799 so proper action may be taken.

pendent on foreign oil. President Obama recently allowed only one drilling lease to proceed. When will the judge write a Contempt of Court Order? When will blatant disregard for the law by this Administration be prosecuted? No matter our personal beliefs about any law, the decision by President Obama to actually stop defending one of the laws of our land in court (the Defense of Marriage Act) because he doesn’t agree with it shows Americans that he believes the separation of powers afforded by our Constitution does not apply to him. We now have a clearer picture of President Obama’s promised “fundamental change” for America. Recently, our President has weighed in on the side of the Democrat funding unions in Wisconsin, surely a states’ rights issue. Republican Senators there have received death threats. They have been warned to put their affairs in order, that they

must die, and it is known where the Senators live. Bombs near their children, their cars, homes and the Capitol have been mentioned in a long email to one of the Republican Senators. http:// I’m sure that the inspired hate speech by Jesse Jackson at the Wisconsin Capitol had nothing to do with fueling hate speech and threats, right? Our President has decried hate speech for fear that it leads to violence. Since decrying bullying in schools with a White House conference last week, perhaps President Obama could lead America by stating that the bullying of Senators and conservatives in Wisconsin must end, that here in America we employ elections to solve differences of opinion, not death threats and violent demonstrations as are common in other countries.


Where is the hope and change in political bullying Is this the “hope and change” America envisioned when they elected President Barack Obama? We witnessing ‘Conservative Corner’ are an adminisKAREN PETERS tration which is, in several instances, in Contempt of Court; one which decides which of our country’s laws to defend; and one which fails to support a state’s right to make immigration laws and most recently, laws on union negotiations. How many times does a president and his administration need to be in contempt of court before, under Federal Court Rules section 472, they are served with a Contempt of Court order and a required court appearance? The Federal court not only recent-

ly declared the health care law to be unconstitutional, it declared it to be null and void. Democrats broke that law by continuing to issue checks demanded by that law, and by voting against the repeal of the already null and void law. The judge wrote in his decision that he did not include an Injunction only because it was expected that Congress would follow the law. That Federal court has now forced an early appeal from the government, to counter the stalling tactics of our President. Why do Republicans in congress not continually point out that the law which is being discussed is null and void, that the hidden $104 billion in appropriations recently found are supporting a law that has been nullified? This voided law needs to be quickly heard by the Supreme Court before any more money is spent to support it. Our Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, has admitted that a half a billion dollars is

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being double counted in order to make it seem economical, that it is unsustainable, notwithstanding the broad and extraordinary powers given to her under this bill – giving her almost total control to write new “rules” without Congressional oversight. In another case, the Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium long after the policy was struck down. Calling the actions of our Interior Department a “determined disregard,” the U.S. District Judge of New Orleans ruled that “such dismissive conduct provided his court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt.” In a direct consequence of this contempt, Alaska will lose nearly 800 jobs, another exploration season, and millions of dollars for Alaska’s general fund. Needless to say, many on the Gulf Coast have lost their jobs as companies withdraw their wells from the area. America will remain more deThe Cops & Courts page is one of the most highly read pages in the Boyne City Gazette. Advertising your product or service on this page is a cost-effective way to reach more potential customers. Call Chris at 231-582-2799

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FROM PAGE ONE Proposed Boyne City Budget 2011-2012 Overview

From Page 1

services that the city provides,” he said. “Utility rates and fees remain unchanged. The only fee that there’s an exception … is some grave-opening changes that reflect our actual costs.” He added, “Those costs haven’t been changed in quite a number of years.” The collectible millage rate is projected to remain the same as last year at 15.76 mills. One of the major reasons for the drop in spending is due to PHOTO BY JOSH SAMPSON the completion of several major street projects last year. The Boyne City Commission was scheduled to begin work on the 2011Despite the overall drop in 2012 budget this week. In addition to several major capital improvement spending, some on the com- projects, commissioners were expected to discuss a possible reductin in the mission are calling for further millage rate. savings. “I would like to think about a lot of people who don’t have good to cut our capital improvement (one) mill reduction,” said Boyne jobs in this town,” Cummings said. projects,” he said. “We’ve got to City Commissioner Mike Cum- “We have a lot of people working have funds to do those.” mings. “Based on our economy at minimum wage to survive.” Some of the major improveand the situation in our town He added, “It’s really tough when ments tentatively planned for the right now – the drop in values in you hear these young people talk- upcoming year include street and homes; the unemployment factor ing.” sewer projects. – I think we could really look at Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra “We’ve included in this prothat.” said the idea is certainly some- posed budget three possible road Boyne City Commissioner Dan thing that could be looked at dur- improvements as being funded,” Adkison said he ing the city’s up- Cain said. Millage rates from is not sure he city coming Thursday, Work on Charlevoix Street, Court 2004 to the proposed could afford the March 17 budget Street and repairing portions of millage rate of 2011decrease in fundwork session. sewer and storm drain system on 2012 ing. “If we’re serious Bay Street are included. “We’re taking a about this, let’s “Also included is new side• 2004 – 17 mills four percent hit see what that is walks completing the sidewalks • 2005 – 16.9 mills overall in this area and see how it ap- on Main Street … and putting with property valplies to the bud- a sidewalk on one side of M-75 •2006 – 16.67 mills ues already,” he get,” he said. from the middle school east to • 2007 – 16.34 mills said. Adkison said the Air Industrial Drive,” Cain said. •2008 – 16.01 mills Cummings said city has to remain New expenditures proposed also now is as good solvent. include vehicles for the police • 2009 – 16.01 mills a time as any to “I understand and department of public works. •2010 – 16.01 mills give local taxpaywhere you’re The budget work session was •2011 – 15.76 mills ers some financial coming from, tentatively scheduled for 9:30 relief. but at the same a.m. on Tuesday, March 15 at •2012 – 15.76 mills “We’ve still got a time I don’t want city hall.

Proposed budget revenues Property taxes, tax penalties and administration fees totaling State shared revenues and grants Administrative service fees Charges for services Interests and rentals Other sources Total general fund revenues Revenues from other funds include: Major streets Allocated from major street fund balance Local streets Allocated from local streets fund balance Rubbish collection fund Cemetery Allocated from cemetery fund balance Special projects Ambulance Marina Airport Allocated from airport fund balance DDA LDFA Allocated from LDFA fund balance Fire department Water/wastewater funds Allocated from WWW fund balances Motor pool Allocated from motor pool fund balance Other funds total revenue Total revenue of all funds Less inter-fund transfers from (motor pool, fire fund and general fund transfers) Grand total city revenues PROPOSED BUDGET EXPENDITURES General government Public buildings Police Parks and recreation Housing commission Transfers to other funds General fund expenditures OTHER FUNDS Major streets Local streets Rubbish collection fund Cemetery Allocated to special projects fund balance Ambulance Allocated to ambulance fund balance Airport Marina/launch ramp Allocated to marina/launch ramp fund balance DDA Allocated to DDA fund balance LDFA Fire dept. fund Allocated to fire dept. fund balance Wastewater Water Motor pool Other funds total expenditures Total expenditures – all funds Less inter-fund transfers (motor pool and general fund transfers) GRAND TOTAL CITY EXPENDITURES

$2,758,594 $234,300 $137,000 $139,500 $9,700 $364,998 $3,644,092 $523,551 $56,336 $900,044 $301,293 $33,935 $48,500 $34,567 $60 $596,040 $108,800 $113,961 $9,489 $613,525 $208,829 $38,660 $282,000 $1,706,220 $17,146 $350,050 $115,099 $6,058,105 $9,702,197 $1,142,595 $8,559,602 $1,095,370 $164,038 $652,729 $284,360 $305,000 $1,142,595 $3,644,092 $579,887 $1,201,337 $33,935 $83,067 $60 $594,268 $1,772 $123,450 $105,600 $3,200 $535,766 $77,759 $247,489 $208,406 $73,594 $1,239,491 $483,875 $465,149 $6,058,105 $9,702,197 $1,142,595 $8,559,602

Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners meeting round-up • Item: Trail grant still issues with the Charlevoix Brief: Charlevoix County Plan- County Jail's Heating-Ventilaning Director Larry Sullivan tion and Air Conditioning sysapproached the Charlevoix tem (HVAC). A plan has been County Board of Commission- introduced which would imers with a proposal to apply a prove the efficiency and constate grant to help fund a non- trol-ability of the HVAC sysmotorized trail from Boyne tem. The county's maintenance City north along Boyne City- supervisor asked to begin with Charlevoix Road. the first phase of tweaking the Action: The board directed Sul- air-handling system. livan to assist the county parks Action: Unanimously apcommittee in developing a Mi- proved hcigan Trust Fund Grant as long • Item: COA computer grant as no county funds are used. Brief: The director of the Char• Item: Rescind a COA board levoix County Commission on resignation Aging (COA) sought to apply Brief: Board member Richard for a $5,888 grant to help pay Hodgson rescinded his res- for the COA's $20,157 computignation from the Charlevoix er program. County Commission on Aging Action: Unanimously apBoard. proved Action: Commissioners agreed • Item: Routine Grandvue payby consensus to allow Hodgson ment to remain on the board. Brief: Resolution to transfer • Item: High-speed wireless au- $580 from the Grandvue Capithority tal Depreciation Account to its Brief: The commission dis- operating account. cussed a rumor of the potential Action: Unanimously apof 4G high-speed wireless ser- proved vice throughout the county, but • Item: Fair Housing reaffirmathat an authority would need to tion be created to monitor this. Brief: To help ensure all state, Action: The board consen- federal and local fair housing sus was to appoint Charlevoix laws are followed, the county County Commissioner Chris has established a fair housing Christensen to investigate. Sun For The Soul • Item: Routine bill-paying Brief: Motion to allocate $3,428,301.60 to the monthly 3 Servies for $99 15-minute • 1/2 hour Massage expenses of FebMini Services • Ear Candling ruary. Just $10 Each! • Aromatherapy/Facial Action: Unani- • Mini Manicure or Mini Pedicure • Bio Sculpture Gel Nails • (add color for $5 more) mously passed • Eyebrow Wax or Eyebrow Tint • UV-Free Spray Tan • Item: County • Mini Facial or Mini Massage Jail ventilation Tanning Packages starting @ $43 system Call Open Brief: Appar- (231) 582-0410 or stop in at Gift Certificates Mon - Wed - Fri 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 5 West Main St. in Boyne City Open Tues & Thurs Noon to 7 p.m. Available ently there are to book your appointment Open Sat 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met March 9, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Charlevoix County Commissioners room. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the minutes of the February 23, 2011 meeting as presented. Motion approved Resolution #11-021, Approve County Expenditures. Motion tabled Resolution #11-022, Ventilation System as there will be more information coming. Motion approved Resolution #11-023, Commission on Aging Computer Grant. Motion approved Resolution #11-024, Grandvue Operating Transfer. Motion approved Resolution #11-025, Affirm Fair Housing Resolution. Motion adjourned the meeting at 11:40 a.m. Complete copies of Board minutes can be found on the County website, Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk


March 8, 2011 Regular Meeting – Approved the February 22, 2011 regular City Commission meeting minutes; approved the reconfiguration of parcel 05-051-026-04-00 located at 701 Vogel Street, dividing the parcel into two ten acre parcels; approved submittal to MiDEAL for commitment to purchase 500 tons of road salt for 2011/12 winter season; approved recommendation from Boyne City Housing Commissioners to accept the resignation of Ron Grunch and Oliver Jodway from the Boyne City Housing Commission; approved to accept bid from Flotation Docking Systems to build and install new section of shoppers dock in the amount of $16,430; Approved to schedule a Budget Work Session for Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Noon; approved request of City Manager to go into closed session to (1) consider strategy connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement as provided in MCL 15.268 (c) and (2) to consider the purchase of real property as provided in MCL 15.268 (d) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976) 7:27 p.m. The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for March 22, 2011 at noon. Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

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Adults seeking fun at Krazy Daze will find it in a giant slalom race, the Krazy Cup slalom and a costume contest, along with Ski Over the Pond at 3 p.m. on March 19. With events and music in abundance, this year’s Carnival is looking to be quite a celebration.

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arcade tokens. On Sunday, March 20, the Slush Cup will take place at noon, and it will challenge those with an adventurous spirit to skim across a 28-foot wide by 90-foot-long pond. Anyone participating in the Slush Cup will receive a free t-shirt to commemorate the occasion. Furthermore, on Saturday, March 19, more family-friendly activities will be hosted by the annual Krazy Daze at Boyne Highlands. Krazy Daze will host facepaintings, a jump competition, NASTAR racing, and silly slalom race; plus, inflatables and a Euro Bungee set-up will be PHOTO COURTESY BOYNE USA available to participants from Boyne Mountain’s Carnival Weekend, which runs from March 18 through March 20, embodies the Mar- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scan this QR code with your smartphone or computer’s webcam to see Slush Cup action. SEE PAGE 19 FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE QR CODES.

di Gras spirit with beads, costumes and music.


physician. The doctor may then sign a form certifying that the person in question has a qualifying illness. The patient in question must then send a $100 application fee to the state and fill out the required application. Once approved, patients are allowed to keep and maintain up to 12 marijuana plants with a total of 2.5 ounces of finished product. Those patients who are too sick to grow the marijuana may choose a caregiver to do it for them. The tricky part is, that while the law allows qualified and state-approved patients to grow, smoke and possess the marijuana, the law does not address how patients are supposed to get their hands on the medicine. As a Schedule 1 Narcotic, pharmacies are not allowed under federal law to sell any product containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. That’s where medical marijuana col-

lectives like Collective Inc. come in. “You can have up to 36 plants if you are a caregiver with several patients,” Ezell said. “So, if your plant yielded 10 ounces, but you can only keep 2.5 ounces, that is what we call an overage and you can sell your overages to any qualified patient.” Since opening in November, 2010, Collective Inc. has helped hundreds of people with information and helped people understand and complete their applications. “We offer a wide range of services in a professional and well-run atmosphere,” Ezell said. “All employees wear lab coats and sanitation and cleanliness is stressed. All customers must have all the proper identification and documentation and all medicine is packaged in marked containers.” Ezell said the integration into the community has been relatively smooth. “In the beginning there was some resistance, but we attended several meetings with the city commission and planning and zoning departments,” he said. “They had

a lot of legitimate questions and we answered them. They wanted the business run in a certain fashion and we’ve done everything to comply with that.” Ezell added, “Once we were up and running and they saw that this was a legitimate business and that we follow the letter of the law, we haven’t had any issues.” Ezell said the most difficult thing he sees across the state is the apparent high level of misinformation about the subject. “The biggest misconception out there is that this is just a cover for stoners primarily done for illegitimate reasons,” he said. “I’m not saying there is not an element of that out there, but I’ve been amazed at the number of people who have legitimate illnesses who come in and get a wide range of benefits from the use of medical marijuana.”

For more information on Collective Inc., call (231) 709-5410 or visit them at 223 East State St. in Traverse City.

Youth cycling club JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER North Country Cycle Sport is hosting a bike club for students throughout the area. Organizers hope to teach kids about the enjoyment and health benefits of cycling while offering a chance at a cycling scholarship. “We have a few kids already, and it’s something we just started going with over the past week,” said Bo Mayfield, owner of North Country Cycle Sport in Boyne City. “It is open to any kids in area schools.” Accepting kids from Boyne to Alanson, the bike club hopes to teach children proper techniques regarding mountain biking. “We’ll take them out on the trails with our pro-cyclists to show them basically anything that involves taking single track biking trails,” Mayfield said. “We have the best guys in the state to show them everything.” One of the pro-cyclists who will be mentoring is Chad Wells, who hopes kids will learn a great deal about biking. “We want to meet once or twice a week and give some tuning tips,” Wells said. “We want to get them outside to be active — that’s basically the theme of it.” Wells also said they will mainly stick to age-oriented riding tips for participants, such as how to handle sand properly and positioning on a bicycle. Kids will also have a chance to win a scholastic scholarship of $1,000 through the Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association (MSCA) in a cross-country biking event. To race, kids have to be in either junior high or high school as a pre-

requisite. “If you get into racing, there are entree fees that are fairly minimal, and we could even help out with that if needed,” Mayfield said. “We sponsor a bike team through the shop.” Mayfield said he hopes kids will develop a lifelong appreciation for sports through both the race and the club. “We want to teach them the skills needed and give them lessons on how to care for your bike,” he said. The club is not just for kids who enjoy cycling either; according Mayfield, others may find excitement as well. “It is also open to kids who just want to ride for fun. And, for kids who want to bike, this will give them a chance to socialize with other kids who like to ride,” he said. Mayfield has been cycling for more than 30 years, and he said it is a great way to get outside and it is a lot of fun for him. “Back in the summer of seventh or eighth grade, some of my friends got into it, and that sparked my interest,” said Mayfield. He went on to say cycling has seen a resurgence around Northern Michigan lately. “There has been a huge growth in the sport over the last 10 years, and we’ve been a part of a big surge of cycling activity in the area,” he said. With this in mind, Mayfield hopes to bring a variety of kids to the club and to the scholastic scholarship challenge. To sign-up for a chance at the scholarship or to join the club, kids should call North Country Cycle Sport for more information at (231) 582-4632.





Robin Lee Berry, coowner of Freshwater Studios, said she would never stand in the way of someone who needs medical help and medicine. “My compassion is for the sick,” she said. “They’re not opening a store for kids to get high at. I’m not in the way of it.” She added, “There is more damage in prescription drugs than medicinal marijuana.”

Beyond Borders owner Jon Bautel said he believes medical marijuana should be sold at pharmacies. “It should be sold as any other medicine,” he said. “Idon’tthinkthereshould be places just for marijuana, but, instead, it needs to be treated as a pharmaceutical medicine.” Bautel added, “There should be regulations on marijuana, and it may help get rid of that stigma.”

Karen Guzniczak, owner of Country Now and Then/ Up the Lazy River said she is unsure of the benefits of medical marijuana and cautioned that it should be well controlled. “It is a controversial subject,” she said. “It is like any drug, so marijuana falls under a drug that should be prescribed (and) come under a sort of guideline.”




Your interest in the estate may be barred or affected by the following:

The decedent, THOMAS R. KUJAWSKI, whose last known address was 811 First Street, Boyne City, Michigan, 49712, died February 10, 2011. By Trust Indenture dated January 14, 2011, the decedent established the TRUST AGREEMENT. There is no Probate Estate and no personal representative has been appointed. The current Trustee is Mary Ann Johnson, 4042 Choctaw Trail, New Buffalo, MI 49117. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the trust estate will be forever barred unless presented to the law office of Kevin G. Klevorn, KLEVORN & KLEVORN, 215 South Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712, within four months of the date of publication of this notice. Notice is further given that the trust estate will be thereafter assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it.


KEVIN G. KLEVORN (P35531) KLEVORN & KLEVORN Attorney for the Trustee 215 South Lake Street Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-7911

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Volunteer Connections Weekly Spotlight: Boyne Thunder

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer. Many difficult physical and emotional challenges face a child, and his or her family, when battling cancer. At our summer camps we have developed an important type of “therapy” We like to call it Smile Therapy! With a laugh in their hearts and smiles on their faces, Camp Q. Kids find themselves capable of more than they may have dreamed possible. Help raise money for

White adhesive tape A muzzle Antibiotic like Neosporin Hydrogen Peroxide PET HUMOR What bone will a dog never eat ? A trombone CASH DONATION WISH LIST Rawhide chips Dog bone treats Cat and Dog toys Dog Collars(plastic buckles) Leashes Kitty Litter Nutromax Cat Food Pinesol Postage stamps Computer paper Bleach (no ultra) Store gift cards The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is located at 614 Beardsley St. in Boyne City and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Sunday Phone (231) 582-6774 http;/ Your weekly crossword puzzle is sponsored by the Boyne Valley Lions Club. The Lions believe in serving the local community, can can often be seen working at football games, cleaning a stretch of M-75, and donating to many causes locally. The Lions also have a large-scale mission to be the “Knights for the Blind.” The Boyne Valley Lions Club meets at noon in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library every Wednesday. For information about the Lions, please call Lion Nels Northup at (231) 549-5647.

camping opportunities for children with cancer by volunteering and supporting Boyne Thunder on July 8th and 9th. It’s a great weekend to see the the big boats do a poker run from Boyne city to Beaver island and back to Petoskey and Boyne again. There are many different opportunities to help in the preparation for this huge event. No training required. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: or call 231-487-1006.

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Mary Whitlock, a volunteer at the Boyne Arts Collective worked to get an art exhibit ready for the Boyne City Irish Heritage Festival.

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‘Getting to know you’ spotlight on Ardith Hawley


Long-time Boyne resident Ardith Hawley.

“I don’t know anyone around town who has been into so much.” That is what you are likely to hear if you mention the name Ardith Hawley around Boyne City. Ardith Hawley’s Boyne story begins like so many others as she describes how she came into the Boyne Area. “I moved to Boyne City in 1964 from Litchfield,” begins Hawley. Southwest of Jackson, MI, Litchfield is much unlike the Boyne Area, which Ardith Hawley quickly found out.

Hawley and her husband bought a restaurant called Sunnyside next to Radio Shack. This was their living for years, and supported Ardith, her husband Roy, and their five male children for a long time. “It was fun,” adds Hawley. Later in life, after selling the restaurant to the highest bidder, Hawley began work for a local insurance agency where she stayed until 1995. “I left so I could take care of my husband, who was sick,” said Hawley. During this time, the Challenge Mountain Resale Store was be-

ginning to strengthen and expand. Hawley began to spend a good portion of her time volunteering at the Resale Store, especially after the passing of her husband. Along with her time at the resale store, Ardith Hawley spends a great deal of her time working on Community Christmas. Ardith is also a Foster Grandmother for the Head Start programs in Boyne City and Charlevoix, and a regular volunteer at Boyne City Schools and Community Christmas. “I love it, it’s the greatest thing

I’ve ever done in my life,” she added. Despite her many activities, Ardith holds true to what she feels is most important. “My biggest joy comes from my grandchildren and great grandchildren.” To nominate a Boyne area resident to be featured in the Boyne City Gazette feature “Getting to know you” simply send us their name and contact information via e-mail to editor@ boynegazette or call us at (231) 582-2799.

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the Nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant at Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Sunday, March 20. Immediately following the 10 a.m. Eucharist service, coffee hour will be held in the church basement. Lenten ‘soup, sandwich and study’ meets on Wednesday evenings in the church basement, beginning at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend this activity, no reservation is needed. Please call 582-5045 for more information about the church. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. B.F. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m., 3057 Mill Street. Children’s programming held during service. Worship Café and Youth Group on Sundays at 6 p.m. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 231-582-9776. Presbyterian Come as you are this Sunday to worship at First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. We invite you to share worship at 10:00 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Infant nursery/comfort room, toddler nursery, and children’s Sunday School provided. Choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. First Sundays include commu-

nion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). Office hours are Mon. & Wed. 9-3:30, and Tues. & Thurs. 9-noon. Call (231) 582-7983 for youth group, Bible study, and prayer schedules. Walloon Church On Thursday, March 17, MOPS will meet at 10 AM and Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, March 18, there will be a Prime Time Fellowship and Potluck starting at 6:00 PM at the Discipleship House. This is for people 50+. On Sunday, March 20, the sermon will be given by Pastor Jeff Ellis titled “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached – Blessed are the Persecuted” from Matthew 5:10-12. Service times are 9 AM and 10:45 AM. There will be infant and toddler nurseries available at both services. Children classes are held during both services. Grades 5 through 7 attend worship service at 9 AM and then have class at 10:45 in room 101. Grades 8 through 11 attend worship service at 9 AM and have class at 10:45 at the Youth Center. At 10:45, there is a class for grade 12 through age 23 in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and small groups will meet during both services. On Monday, March 21, the Newsletter deadline is noon. On Tuesday, March 22, the Women’s Bible Study will meet at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship

House. The Food Pantry will be open from 5 – 6:15 PM. On Wednesday, March 23, the family meal will start at 5:30 PM with classes starting at 6:30 PM. On Thursday, March 24, the Cozy Quilters will meet at 9 AM. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Saturday, March 26, there will be a Worship In-service. For more information, please visit the Church website at www. or call the church office at 535-2288. Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. The have a quality

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staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at Boyne Valley Catholic Community First of all Boyne Valley Catholic Community would like to congraduate all of our RCIA candidates who celebrated the Rite of Election in Gaylord this past Sunday. We will be praying for each of you as you travel the last leg of your journey to full communion with the Church. Lenten observations are in full swing at Boyne Valley Catholic Community with many opportunities to enrich our faith. We continue with Little Rock Scripture Studies, Book Club discussions, RCIA, and Whole Community Faith Formation Sessions. During the season of

Lent we also offer Stations of the Cross, Mondays, 7:00pm, at St. Augustine, Boyne Falls and Fridays, 7:00pm, St. Matthews, in Boyne City. On Tuesday evenings, 5:30, BVCC offers a Lenten Talk followed by a Soup and Sandwich Supper, at St. Matthew. Bring a plate of sandwiches to share and join us for fellowship and enlightment. Friday mornings, 8:30, we invite you to participate in the celebration of Mass with Exposition following at 9:00, St. Matthews. Please call the office for more information, 582-7718. B.C. United Mehodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 a.m., 324 South Park Street. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 a.m. – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 231-582-9776. Beef and chicken pasties are on sale for $2.75 each through the month of April. Call the church office or stop by during office hours.


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MATTERS OF FAITH ‘On The Journey’ pleads: Not one more life I had a tree picked out. I had a formed a plan. The time had come when life just wasn’t working out. There were no close friends ‘On the Journey’ in sight. JAMIE WOODALL I had tried all my ways and they didn’t work. Life to me, at that point, wasn’t worth living. I was tired and ready to end it all. That week I was planning to get completely inebriated and take my life. But in that same week my brother called and asked how I was doing. I actually told him. I shared how confused and lonely I felt. He showed genuine care, and then he offered his faith to me. I accepted. What was it that really saved my life? It was this beautiful idea of positive relationships. I began to involve my life in positive healthy relationships with others around me. It started with my brother and then I connected with God and others. For me, others who cared helped me begin a new life. After many conversations with community leaders and friends, and countless prayers, I’ve come to a place where I believe, that as a community, we can lock arms at higher levels to save lives.

Suicide is real. It is around us. addiction, a step-brother battling Many friends have been devastat- a cocaine addiction, a grieving ed by someone they love coming mother who is unable to see her to a place in life where the best op- kids due to personal problems, nution seemed to be taking their own merous friends who are currently life. unemployed or in the process of Todd Ager, our town funeral direc- losing their jobs, two friends who tor, shared this alarming statement have family members with herowith me: In the five years of funer- ine addictions, a single-mom who al business in Boyne City (est. pop. 3,500) he has cared for twice as many suicide burials Todd Ager, our town funeral compared to the five years he director, shared this alarming was handling 70 percent of the statement with me: In the business in Traverse City (est. pop. 15,000). That dropped five years of funeral business my jaw. in Boyne City (est. pop. 3,500) So here’s the big questions for he has cared for twice as many you and me - What can we do to stop it? suicide burials compared to 1. Talk about it: This last the five years he was handling Saturday a large group of eighth through 12th-grade 70 percent of the business in young people and many carTraverse City (est. pop. 15,000). ing community parents and school staff gathered to watch the movie “To Save a Life” (which I highly recommend to all) has a job that is stressing her to the and talked about it. These conver- point of break-down, and I could sations need to continue in homes, go on. Every day each of us face schools, and churches with family multiple levels of stress, fear, wormembers, friends, and community ry, doubt, insecurity, anxiety, anger, leaders. struggle, and hurt. We all have big 2. Learn to recognize and carry the life questions, and overwhelming burdens of others around you. Peo- situations. Let’s face it, this side of ple are hurting all around us. In heaven we need each other more the last few weeks I’ve spoken to than ever! a man recently divorced who tried In the letter to the Galatians I hear to take his life, two other friends this same sentiment echoed: Carry who are currently battling alcohol one another’s burdens and you will

fulfill the Law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). To paraphrase we could say “if we engage and carry the pain of others with them, then we will be like Jesus.” The only way to grow a tomato plant straight is to tie a stake beside it, or place a steel support around it. We need to become stakes for each other - a steel support around one another’s lives. So how do we do this? First, we can stop thinking about ourselves so much and take time to really listen. If we read between the lines we can read the heart. Second, invite or include others into your time. This visibly demonstrates that you really care. Third, when the opportunity arises, you can share and relate your struggles and how you’re learning to work through them. For me, if a friend is open to the idea, then I like to cautiously share who I’ve found God to be. He has personally helped me when no one else seemed to know how. Finally, we can point out resources available around them. I like to connect a person to healthy positive relationships with ordinary caring individuals who will carry burdens and invest. We can learn to point others toward professional help if necessary. Did you know there are free counseling opportunities for most every problem under the sun? Sui-

cide, depression, substance abuse, sexual assault, pregnancy, alcoholism, and others all have support networks. Check out boynetalk. com for a list of helpful websites with resources in our area. Even after all these efforts, we should recognize that it’s the responsibility of each person to choose life. No single word or step can transform a person in the dark nights of the soul that lead to suicide. But we can be a part of a larger effort, a collective taking of hands. We can walk with the depressed, without trying to provide easy solutions. Depression brings a profound sense of isolation; they need to know we are simply there. I encourage you to be a support for one person this week. Reach out and say hello to someone you never speak with. Really notice the clerks and workers in the businesses you visit. Smile at someone on the street just because. Working together at higher levels to save lives, we can and will overwhelm the odds and make a difference. Jamie Woodall is the pastor of Boyne City Genesis Church. Genesis meets at the Boyne City Elementary School Sunday mornings at 11am, and Petoskey Genesis meets at the Petoskey Cinema by home depot at 9:30am. Check out for more info or contact Jamie at

Don’t let time spent with your children pass you by ‘GROWING TOGETHER’ BY BRIEN VUYLUKSON

“Are you busy right now? Can I bother you for just a minute? If it’s not too much trouble, could you lend me your ear for just a little while?” Is this how your children feel when they approach you? Are you so caught up in busy-ness that your kids are starved for your attention, your time, and your affection? Some would say, “My kids know I love them — I tell them all the time.” That’s a beautiful thing - our kids need to hear that. But what they need most of all is to see our love for them put into action. If there is no substance, our words of love can seem empty. We all have a natural desire to feel like we’re important. This is especially true for our kids. They need to see that we value them, that we have their best interests in mind, and that when we - their moms and dats - are faced with the choice of how we’ll spend our “spare” hours, they will indeed be our highest priority. You see, as Mom or Dad, we don’t have any time “off the clock.” We are on duty 24 hours every day of our kids’ lives. Yes, even after they are grown up and on their own, we must be there for them. We chose parenthood, but our kids were not offered a choice of who their parents would be. They are a precious gift and a vast responsibility that too many of us find we are ill-prepared to undertake. Be that as it may, it is still our responsibility, and we must take it very seriously. It’s true that these little bundles of blessings can be quite a challenge at times, but if we were to take the time and read between the lines of their behavior, we would hear a small voice crying out, “I just need you to pay attention to me. I need to know you care enough to take some time out for me!”

Maybe you say, “I don’t have Let’s celebrate life with our kids. ing - nature has much to teach and much time for my kids because I Here are a few practical ways to offers quiet opportunities to get to work a lot of hours to provide them spend some quality time with your know each other more. a better life.” kids that will bring many oppor- Sit down to play a game together If this is your excuse, please go tunities for deep conversation and (chess monopoly, life, dominoes, back and read my column from teachable moments: etc.) - you’re sure to have some Dec. 22, 2010, “Focusing on what Eat a meal with your kids - a meal great laughs. matters to find change that lasts.” together is a great time for asking Work-out together - show them It’s available in the archive section questions and being light-hearted that exercise and good health are at Go for a walk together - an excel- good habits for a lifetime You will see this is a poor excuse lent time to talk about some of the Bake some cookies or a cake tofor shirking our responsibility of more serious topics. gether - enjoy the sweetness of spending quality time with those Help them with homework (school spending time together who need us most. or college) - get involved in their Take them bowling, to a cultural We’ve all heard this: love is spelled education event, to the fair, the carnival, or to T-I-M-E. Take your kid to work with you - a parade It’s a true statement and bears re- let them see what you’re all about Read to/with your kids - teach peating over and over again, and Help them with a hobby or let them the importance of good readthe more time we ining skills for a lifetime vest in our kids, the of learning greater the return of Our kids were not offered a choice Take them to church. self-assurance, confiYeah, that’s right, I of who their parents would be dence, and preparedsaid it. Take them to ness in their lives. BRIEN VUYLUKSON church, teach them Our relationships with that there is something them will be stronbeyond this short life, ger, and our kids will something greater learn to nurture every relationship them help you with your favorite than themselves. in their lives - including their own hobby - share your interests Let’s turn off the TV, the computer, children. Get them involved in your home- the cell phone, and any other disHow do we nurture our children? improvement project - working traction, and turn our attention to Suffice it to say this column only together creates unity the future leaders in our commubegins to scratch the surface on Volunteer together - get them in- nity - our kids. this subject, but I will share with terested in reaching outside them- Let’s show them they are valuable, you some good points to get you selves in order to help others. and loved. started, and I’ll recommend some Go to their school events (sporting Let’s not waste another single opexcellent books toward the end. events, plays, concerts) - be their portunity. We must put our childrens’ needs biggest fan Lee Iacocca once said, “No one before our own. Always. Take them grocery shopping with says on their deathbed, ‘I wish I Does that mean giving them every- you - teach them to make healthy had spent more time with my busithing they ask for? Certainly not! choices ness.’” It does mean doing all we can to Take them fishing, hiking, camp- Life is very short. help them grow emotionally, in- ing, canoeing, hunting, or garden- Kids grow up way too fast. tellectually, spiritually, physically, and relationally, and they must know that we love them unconditionally. We cannot base our love for them on their performance. No matter what choices they make - good or bad - we must never abandon them. That’s what real love is: loving someone when they seem unlovable. Yes, this is indeed the true test of parenthood.

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Before we know it, they have grown up. They have kids of their own, and are repeating the same mistakes we made with them. If you find yourself in this position, it is not too late. Begin to nurture your grown children, and by all means, nurture those precious grandkids. Teach them the importance of relationships. It will make their lives much more rewarding and bring them great joy. There are many excellent books written to help us build stronger, closer, more nurturing relationships with our kids. Here are just a few to help get you started: The Five Love Languages of Kids by Dr. Gary Chapman; Boundaries by Henry Cloud/John Townsend; Family First by Dr. Phil McGraw; and The Dad in the Mirror by Patrick Morley/David Delk. Don’t wait until you’ve read the books - start investing time in your kids today. Sew seeds of goodness into their lives. Ours is a community of greatness. Let’s continue to strengthen it at its core: our families; our kids. Let’s love them, support them, protect them, strengthen them, and, above all, nurture them. Be patient, be dedicated, be encouraged. God bless Boyne!

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NAME: Allyssa Kasper PARENTS’ NAMES: Rosemary & Russell Yardley GRADE: 12 HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Kayaking Painting Running Scrapbooking SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

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Ramblers ruin Rayders in MHSAA second round CHRIS FAULKNOR EDITOR

The Boyne City Ramblers took on the Charlevoix Red Rayders in the second round of the MHSAA District Tournaments hosted at East Jordan High School on Wednesday, March 9, winning 4746. The first quarter began as Boyne City’s Carson took the tip off, passing to Douglas, over to Redman, and across the court to Shumaker. Redman took a pass, shot, and was blocked by Rayder Brennan Ackerman. A fowl on Boyne City put Charlevoix’s Putman at the foul line, missing both and rebounded by Redman. As Boyne City shot, the Rayders were called for another foul. Douglas passed in to Roberts, over to Redman who passed to Shumaker in the right wing. The ball was out of bounds on Charlevoix, giving Boyne City the ball. Kolbi Shumaker took the first shot for Boyne City over Ackerman’s head, making 2 points for the Ramblers. A successful shot by Putman tied the score 2-2. After several minutes of intense gameplay, the first quarter ended with a score of 12-10 Boyne City. The second quarter began as Shumaker

passed in for the Ramblers, making 2 points within 10 seconds. Drost brought the ball in for Charlevoix, fouled by Carson of Boyne City. Putman took the ball in for Charlevoix, driving in for 2 points. The first half sported a 43 percent shot rate by the Rayders. Dylan Putman led for points, followed closely by Andrew Potter. The second half ended 20-16 Charlevoix. The second half began with Boyne City taking the jump ball. Charlevoix took the first shot of the half, scoring 2 points. Shumaker shot the ball for the Ramblers, fouled by Wyatt Drost of the Rayders. Shumaker made both shots, chalking up another two for Boyne City. Potter came in for Charlevoix, passing to Rich, over to Ackerman who was called for travelling. Carson came in for Boyne City, passing to Redman in the left wing who passed over to Shumaker. Kolbi Shumaker shot, missing as Putman took the rebound for Charlevoix. Charlevoix passed in to Potter, over to Ackerman who shot and missed around the rim, fouled by Boyne City. Ackerman threw a free throw, missing both. After being fouled, Jay Redman for Boyne City made both shots. Putman

brought the ball in to Potter for Charlevoix, shooting and missing. Putman rebounded, intercepted by Redman for Boyne City. Airballing, Putman took the ball back, passed to Rich who shot and missed. With 17 seconds left in the third quarter. a shot by Jay Redman tied the game. The quarter ended tied up. The fourth quarter found Boyne City in the lead 3329 with only four minutes left. Putman threw up a two pointer, missing the basket. Redman put up two free COURTESY PHOTO throws, bringing the score Boyne City Rambler Caleb Roberts defends against a Charup for the Ramblers. levoix Rayder during their March 9 game in East Jordan. Shumaker took the ball in for the Ramblers, passShumaker took the ball in for Boyne ing to Caleb Roberts, passing back to City, passing to Larmond, over to ShuShumaker who shot, blocked by Plude maker. Shumaker took the ball, shootand rebounded by Ackerman for the ing, bringing the score to 44-42 Boyne Rayders. Potter took the ball in to Drost City. for the Rayders. Drost came in for Charlevoix, passing to Charlevoix took the lead back 38-37 Plude, over to Potter. with just seconds to go. Shumaker came Trying to force the pass, Roberts took in for Boyne, passing to Roberts who the ball for Boyne City, passing to Shushot and missed. Potter took the ball maker in the right wing and over to Robfor Charlevoix, intercepted by Redman. erts. Drost passed in to Potter, driving Shumaker took the ball in for Boyne to the basket and missing. City, passing to Roberts who shot, reAckerman put it through with bounded by Putman. Putman scored, ty1:59 left. ing the game at 42, 1:42 left. Roberts came in for Boyne, pass- Redman came in, passing to Shumaker, ing to Shumaker, back to Roberts, who passed to Roberts, called for travelfaking a shot and over to Shumak- ling. er. With the score 40-37 Charlev- Redman made a shot, bringing the score oix, Roberts took the ball in for to 46-44. Boyne, fouled by Charlevoix. Roberts came in for Boyne City, fouled 40-39 with just a foul to go, as he was shooting. Boyne City made the shot tying Roberts missed the first shot, and made the game. the second with 37 seconds left. Potter passed in to Putman, over Rich brought the ball in for Charlevto Ackerman, rebounding his own oix, with a time out called by Charlevshot - 42-40. Drost came in for oix. Taking the ball in for Charlevoix, Charlevoix, shooting and miss- Plude passed to Putman, over to Potter ing. and back to Putman, and the buzzer rang The game went into overtime with Boyne City winning 47-46. with a tie score.

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Boyne Mountain Race League BOYNE FALLS-Standings in the Boyne Mountain Race League through March 9, 2011,Team Format:1-F.O.Barden II, 72.84; 2-F.O.Barden I, 69.83; 3-Hart GMC, 68.78; 4-Riverside Tire, 60.02. Handicap Format: 1-Skee Dawgs of Northwestern Bank, 141; 2-Punctuality Vending, 136.5; 3-Sunburst Marine, 131.5; 4-Head Full of Nickels, 129.5; 5-Pat O’Brien & Associates,128.5; 6-Greenhouse Gases, 119.5; 7-Wild Wild Women II of Gaylord

Bowling Center, 119, Boyne Avenue Greenhouse, 119; 9-Rieth-Riley, 114; 10-Hart Ford, 110.5; 11Skee Dawgs Too! of Northwestern Bank, 106; 12-East Jordan Plastics, 102; 13-Wild Wild Women of Gaylord Bowling Center, 99; 14-Greenhouse Effect, 96.5 Fastest Man: Pete Oppermann

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Veteran of the Month The Veteran of the Month for March 2011 is Robert Walter Thorman, Sr. Born on Dec. 4, 1925 in River Rouge, Michigan. Thorman left school in January of 1942 going to work as a automobile mechanics helper and on March 9, 1944 he was inducted into the Army entering into active duty at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Following basic training at Camp

Roberts, California, where he qualified as Expert with the M1 Grande rifle, he attended a 16week Motors School, graduating in December of 1944, and was awarded The Driver & Mechanic Badge. On March 7, 1945 Thorman departed the USA arriving in the European Theater of Operations on March 18, 1945 where he participated in battles and campaigns in Northern France, The Rineland and Central Europe serving as an Automotive Mechanic in an Armored Tank Battalion. On May 17, 1946 Thorman departed the European Theater of Operations arriving in the USA on May 26, 1946. On June 1, 1946, at The Separation Center, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Thorman received an Honorable Discharge having attained the rank of Technician 4th Class and was awarded the

following decorations and citations: The Victory Medal, The American Theater Medal, The European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with Three Bronze Battle Stars, The Army of Occupation Medal-Germany, The Good Conduct Medal and Three Overseas Service Bars (each representing 6 month foreign service). Returning home Thorman went to work as an auto mechanic for Standard Service iwn Romeo, Mich. On Feb. 23, 1948, in Dearborn, Mich., Thorman enlisted in the Army and was assigned to The 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Infantry Regiment, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. On Nov. 12, 1948 Thorman was promoted to Sergeant, reassigned and deployed to Korea serving with the 1st Cavalry Division as a Combat Infantryman. On Sept. 25, 1950, while serving as a squad leader with Headquar-

ters Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment north of Taegu, Korea, he was wounded by a shell fragment in the right hand, receiving The Purple Heart Medal, and on April 4, 1951 he was promoted to Sergeant First Class Technical. Completing 11 months and 21 days foreign service, Thorman returned to the USA and was reassigned to Headquarter & Service Company, 27 Engineer Combat Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. On Feb. 22, 1952 he received an Honorable Discharge and was awarded the following Decorations, Badges and Citations: The Bronze Star Medal, The Combat Infantry Badge, The Korean Service Medal with Five Bronze Battle Stars and The Purple Heart Medal. Returning to Michigan Thorman married Thelma Joann Edwards on March 17, 1956 in Meade, Mich. making their home in

Washington, Mich. where he worked as a parts and service manager at a Chevrolet-Olds dealership. In 1974 he moved his family to the East Jordan, Michigan area and found employment as a shop foreman with the Charlevoix County Road Commission. Thorman enjoyed hunting, gardening, bowling and being with his family. On May 13, 1982 Robert Walter Thorman, Sr. answered the final call and is being honored by his wife Thelma, his children and their families. To honor a veteran, call the program chairman at (231) 5362447 or on Saturdays call (231) 582-7811 between 3-8 p.m. The ceremony may be witnessed on the first Thursday of each month in front of The American Legion Post located on the corner of Lake and Main in Boyne City at 6:15 p.m.

CMS Energy donates to the NCMC capital campaign the college’s capital campaign the new facilities. Groundto help fund a new Health Ed- breaking for the new center is ucation and Science Center. scheduled for this year. When Shown (from left) are North construction is completed, the Central Chemistry Professor college will have greatly exDavid Rodgers, Sean Pollion, executive director of the NCMC Foundation and Tim Petrosky, area manager for CMS Land Company. CMS Land is conducting the environmental protection work at Resort Township’s East Park and the Bay Harbor development. To date, North Central’s A Healthy Investment campaign ers has raised more than t subscrib ill n e r r u C $4.5 million of the h now w who switc a six weeks ! $5.2 million goal for r

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WRC benefit fundraiser event March 17 Women’s Resource Center programs to benefit from donated auction items The St. Patrick’s Day “FUNdraiser” at cava in Bay Harbor will benefit Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC) programs and services including: domestic and sexual abuse; the Safe Home for survivors of domestic violence; employment and educational services; counseling including support and advocacy for victims of violent crimes; and the Children’s Learning Center. The March 17 event starts at 6 p.m. with a silent auction,

hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by the live auction at 7:30 p.m. Items up for bid in the live auction include a one week stay at a cottage on Burt Lake valued at $2,000 donated by Sharon Schappacher, a local business owner and WRC Board member. The 3-bedroom cottage sleeps up to eight people and is ready-to-use with a Sunfish sailboat, two kayaks, two canoes, fireplace, outdoor fire pit and antique and wicker furnishings. The Bay Harbor Swim and Fitness Club donated a oneyear membership valued at $2,000. The winning

bidder will enjoy the club’s competition-length pool and hot tub overlooking the Bay Harbor marina, in addition to use of the on-site fitness center, swim and pilates classes, poolside food and beverage service and Kid’s Club activities, according to Tracy Bacigalupi, Director of Sales for Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty, who helped secure the item for the auction. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door or by calling the WRC at 231-347-0067. Additional auction items can be viewed on the

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Looking for income? Consider premium bonds

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children. But you may also invest to increase your cash flow.

In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to pay for shortterm needs — and if you do this repeatedly, you could damage your prospects for attaining your long-term goals. That’s why you’ll want to look at different ways of boosting your cash flow — one of which may be premium bonds. To understand the nature of premium bonds, you’ll first want to be familiar with the relationship between a bond’s price and its interest rate. When a bond is issued, it sells for face (“par”) value, which is the amount returned to the bondholder when the bond matures. This bond also comes with a “coupon” rate — the interest rate that the bond will pay throughout its lifetime. So, for example, if you

paid $10,000 for a 10year bond with a coupon rate of five percent, you would earn $500 per year, every year. If you held the bond until it matured, you’d also get your $10,000 back, provided the issuer doesn’t default. But if market interest rates move up to six percent, and you wanted to sell your five-percent bond before it matures, you’d have to offer it at a discount from the $10,000face value. Conversely, if market rates were to fall to four percent, you may be able to sell your $10,000 bond for more than its face value, because investors will be willing to pay a premium to earn the higher interest rate. Now, let’s flip the equation, so that instead of being a bond seller, you’re a buyer. If you want to increase your investment income,

you might be interested in a premium bond. You pay a premium for the bond in return for higher interest payments for the life of the bond, and, if you hold it until maturity, you’ll still get the face value back (again barring a default). Furthermore, because premium bonds pay higher interest, they also pay a greater proportion of their cash flow before they mature, in comparison to discounted or “par” bonds. This helps provide for greater price stability, so if interest rates rise or fall, premium bond prices typically will not decrease or increase as much as those of discount or par bonds. Keep in mind that while premium bonds are attractive to you because of their higher interest rate, they are unattractive to bond issuers

for the same reason. In fact, when market interest rates fall, some issuers may try to redeem (“call”) these bonds so that they can issue new ones at the lower rates. Obviously, if your premium bond were to be called, your cash flow might take a hit. That’s why, when investing in premium bonds, you might want to look for those that have at least limited call protection — in other words, they can’t be redeemed for a certain number of years. Your portfolio should

comprise a number of different investments designed to work together to meet your long-term financial goals. So give premium bonds some consideration as part of a well-diversified portfolio. Before investing in bonds you should understand the risks involved, including interest rate risk,credit risk and market risk. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Pizza man delivers big time in Las Vegas event

David Whisker

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B.C. Pizza of Petoskey’s David Whisker won a Silver medal in the Box-Folding event at the 2011 World Pizza Games as part of the International Pizza Expo here March 1 and 2. This amazing performance was Whisker’s first time competing against a strong field of international contestants from Italy, Japan and all over the U.S. Box-folding? Yes. Pizza boxes are usually delivered to restaurants stacked flat in cases of about 50. Every day, workers fold the boxes into shape so they are ready to be used to keep the product warm and safe during transport. Whisker, in his 17 years working at B.C. Pizza, has become one of the fastest in the world; clocking in at around 20 seconds to fold a stack of five pizza boxes. “We used to have races at the company Christmas partiesback when there was just a handful of B.C. Pizza locations in Northern Michigan. I realized then I had this special talent,” Whisker said. Whisker found out about the World Pizza Games several years ago from reading the industry magazines delivered to the pizza shop.


David Whisker of B.C. Pizza is pictured (above) competing in the 2011 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas, Nevada. After researching recent winning times online he said, “I can do this.” Whisker was excited to finally make this dream a reality. He was also a finalist for the dough toss event in which participants are timed while stretching out five dough balls to the size of a medium pizza. Next year, Whisker said he will probably compete in one or two other categories as


well. However, his first order of business in 2012 will be to pry the gold medal from the hands of the three-time reigning Box Folding World Champion. “I’ve had the time of my life out here ... sharing this stage with the top competitors in the world,” Whisker said. “It’s really been a thrill.” he added that he cannot wait until next year’s event.

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Classifieds LIBRARY BOARD OPENING The Boyne District Library will have an opening on their board of trustees for the coming year. (May 1-April 30) The position is for a representative for the City of Boyne City. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements: Live in the city; Be willing to abide by and support the library’s policies and by-laws; Be willing to support the library’s current budget and goals; Attend two consecutive library board meetings prior to appointment; Board terms are for 4 years. The board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the library conference room. The Boyne district library serves a population of 7173. People who wish to apply may obtain an application at the Library. The application should be submitted to the City with a copy sent to the Library. under County Employment Opportunities. Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Family business offers newer used goods, gives back to community BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

A new family business in Boyne City seeks to serve those looking for a bargain while helping those in need. Recently opened at 1100 Boyne Ave., Community Outreach Secondhand Store has a wide variety of items for your home and wardrobe. “She pretty much saw something that was needed and decided maybe we could help fill that need,” said Paula Stanley of her mother Susan Stanley, the owner and operator of Community Outreach. “We have so many really nice things: clothing, antiques, grills, tree stands, furniture and a whole lot more.” While not a nonprofit organization, Paula said her mother is donating a portion of each month’s profit to a different local charitable organization. “It’s something my mom’s been wanting to do for a long time,” Paula said. “We just decided we want to give back

to the community and everybody’s inBUSINESS need everywhere so we thought this was the best OPPORTUNITIES way to do it.” Stanley even though donations to her mother’s shop are not tax-deductible, she hopes people with gently used items will consider donating them to the cause. “Our supply is already depleted since weHELP opened last FriWANTED day (March 4),” Paula said. “I can’t believe how busy we’ve been – I think that shows there are so many in need and there is so much more to be done.” Paula said her mother donated a year-and-a-half of her time at the Challenge Mountain resale shop before deciding she wanted to start her own business to serve charities right in Boyne City. “Resale shops are very important part of the community,” Stanley said. “We’ve heard nothing but positives about (her store) and how badly another shop was needed in town.” Right now the shop employs

The Community Outreach Secondhand Store is now open in Boyne City at 1100 Boyne Ave. The store sells everything from clothing to furniture and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Satruday. PHOTO BY CHRIS FAULKNOR

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Stanley, her mother and her daughter. “We have a lot of family pitching in,” Stanley said. “My sister has gone and gotten truckloads of stuff for us and it’s pretty much my mom or me here every day.” Community Outreach Secondhand Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Items for donation may be dropped off at the shop; or you may call (231) 675-8929 for more information.

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to your health Blood Drive at CAH There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Charlevoix Area Hospital on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 10am until 4pm. Every two seconds someone in America needs blood, but only five percent of the eligible U.S. population donates blood in any given year. And, there is no substitute for human blood. The Red Cross collects nearly half (45 percent) of the nation’s blood supply, providing more than 14 million blood products to some 3,000 hospitals nationwide. Making a donation is quick and easy—taking about an hour— and a single blood donation can help up to three people. To be eligible to donate blood, an individual needs to be at least 17 year’s old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Please call Kathy Jacobsen RN today to schedule your appointment at 231-547-8906.

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Compassionate and caring individuals are needed to help an area hospice organization meet the needs of patients and families facing end-of-life issues. A volunteer training program is being held for Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Gaylord, Michigan. The two-day training will be held in Gaylord on Saturday, March 19, and on Saturday, March 26. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay provides hospice services in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. Training sessions which include an orientation to hospice and discussion of the roles of volunteers, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided. Each class will deal with a different aspect of training including grief and bereavement, death and dying, communication skills, understanding the family, spiritual care of the family, care and comfort measures, ethical issues, and advanced directives. There is a place for everyone in the hospice family of volunteers. Volunteers are the backbone of hospice, providing in-home respite care, errands, companionship, activities, office assistance, and fundraising assistance. Those interested in attending the upcoming volunteer training, or those seeking more information, should contact the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Volunteer Coordinator, Heather O’Brien at (231) 487-7943.

Every breath you take: checking vital signs CHRIS FAULKNOR EDITOR

The primary survey is designed to quickly determine if there are any life threats present. The first glance determined that while grey, this woman is moving air in and out, her heart is beating, there was no trauma, and she is unconscious. We haven’t really made much progress on what’s wrong, but we know that she isn’t likely to die in the next couple of minutes so we can look a little closer. Moving her onto our cot was simple, and on the way to the ambulance, I attached four stickers, one to each limb, and watched her heart on the monitor. Getting one of the responders to attach a mask to a bag-pump and help her breathing was just as simple. Printing a strip, I examined the lines, determining that her heart was being 84 times per minute, and in a regular sinus rhythm. Attaching a blood pressure cuff and placing my stethoscope on her elbow, I realized that her blood pressure was very low 86/50 - now we’ve found something! As we loaded her into the ambulance, I sat down and placed my stethoscope on her chest. Calming my breathing down and trying to drown out the sound of a loud diesel engine, I listened. So, we found out that her heart was in a regular sinus rhythm at 84. Huh? Regular sinus rhythm is a term that means the beats are the same distance apart - regular. Sinus means that the beats originate at the SA node of the heart - meaning that the electrical conduction is normal. The normal heart rate for an adult is between 60 and 100, so her 84 was in normal limits. Her blood pressure was low here’s where it gets interesting.

Low blood pressure can be caused by many things, including heart failure, trauma, and internal bleeding along with many others. More information is needed to solve the puzzle, so we dig deeper. Listening to her breathe, I hear crackles - fluid in her lungs. Reaching for my IV bag, a gently insert a plastic catheter into a vein on her arm, running in as little fluid as possible to avoid making it worse. Unlocking the cabinet and pulling out the drug box, I draw some medication into a syringe. Double-checking my dose, the label, the expiration, and my patient’s allergies, I slowly pushed the plunger, introducing the medicine into the tubing. Several minutes later, with the extra oxygen being pumped and the medication, she opened her eyes slightly, and said, “Hi, my name is Delores. What happened?” So what got us to the point of knowing what was going on? How did we learn what the problem was? The issue was something called Congestive Heart Failure. Because the heart was having trouble pumping her blood as much as was needed, fluid started to build up in her lungs, causing the crackling sound. So what else do we listen for when that cold stethoscope is on your chest? Wheezing - a shrill whistling sound. This means that the small tubes carrying air to and throughout your lungs are narrowing, or that something is partially blocking air from getting in and out. This is typically a sign of asthma, allergic reaction, or sometimes pneumonia. Crackles - Similar to the sound

of hair rubbing together or a kid sucking that last bit of milkshake through his McDonalds straw. Much like it sounds, this is the tell-take sign that there is fluid in the lungs. One of the common causes is heart failure, although this also occurs with some respiritory illness. Egophony/Whispered Pectoriloquy - Listening to the echo inside the chest walls as you speak lends a ton of information, including where things are consolidated (pneumonia, bronchitis, and certain cancers) You will hear more echo over consolidated areas, and less or none over normal areas. Percussion - Listening to the echo inside the chest as you tap is very similar, only rather than working from the inside out, the sounds go from the outside in. This can be very informative, especially in trying to pick out a case of borderline pneumonia, or an enlarged organ. It’s a pain sitting there as the doctor has the head of their stethoscope firmly planted on your chest. It’s more of a pain because the nurse just did it 10 seconds ago. After reading this, take pleasure in looking over at your doctor with a smile and asking, “Hear anything?” Chris Faulknor, along with being the Editor of The Boyne City Gazette, is a licensed Paramedic with experience in Critical Care, and a Health and Safety Instructor for the American Red Cross of Northern Lower Michigan. This column is informational only, and should not be considered medical advice. If you are experiencing a health problem, you are advised to call 911 in emergencies, or for minor issues, consult a licensed physician.

NMRHS launches proven weight loss program

program, options include a very low calorie diet, individualized weight management plans, and courses on the fundamentals of nutrition, physical fitness, and behavior change, all tailored to achieve the appropriate weight loss for optimal health and wellness. A multidisciplinary team of behaviorists, dietitians, exercise specialists, and physicians work together to design a custom approach for maximum success. In addition to medical weight management, bariatric surgery is also an

option for people wanting to lose weight. Four laparoscopic surgical options including Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery), Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and Duodenal Switch are now offered in Petoskey. Approved patients must be willing to follow outpatient guidelines concerning health maintenance and lifestyle changes. According to Randal Baker, MD, FACS, head of the new bariatric surgery program, and one of four board certified bariatric surgeons at Northern Michigan Regional

Health System, bariatric surgery is not for everyone, but it is a proven option for candidates whose obesity does not respond to traditional weight loss methods. “Because one size or procedure does not fit all patients, the benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks associated with obesity including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and several cancers,” he said. Call (231) 487-5700 or visit for more information.

New Cardiac Surgery Protocol Gives Patient Second Chance A patient at Northern Michigan Regional Health System is not just counting his heart beats, but is also counting his blessings after recovering from a new heart bypass procedure performed on Monday. For the first time, the patient’s heart was supported completely by a ventricular as-

sist device to help the failing heart pump blood artificially, both before and after bypass surgery. Louis Cannon, MD, a cardiologist with Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists, an affiliate of Northern Michigan Regional Heath System, implanted the Abiomed Impella 2.5 Percutaneous Circulatory Support System prior to the surgery to help pump blood from the left ventricle of the heart to the rest of

the body. Chris Akins, MD, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists, performed the surgery. “This is an innovative, novel approach to bypass surgery,” Akins said. “The patient was too sick not to have the surgery, much less to have the surgery without a mechanical artificial heart pump.” Akins said while not every patient is a

good candidate for this procedure, future patients will benefit from the collaborative approach between cardiologists and heart surgeons because it can be used before surgery, as well as after surgery while the heart recovers. NMRHS and the Cardiac & Vascular Research Center of Northern Michigan participated in research protocols which allowed for complete FDA approval.

Nothing used to be as annoying to me in a doctor’s office as the well-intentioned nurse placing her cold stethoscope on my chest and asking me to breathe. It was time consuming, it was irritating, and God help me, I didn’t know why my lungs were such an issue for my injured knee. Much later in life, as I learned to find my way in the medical profession, a phrase stuck with me, “Air goes in and out, blood goes ‘round and ‘round - any variation on this is a bad thing.” I pulled the ambulance up to the curb, seeing the tell-tale crowd of people gathered around something on the sidewalk, and slowly got out. One walked up, gesturing quickly, “Over here!” and I followed. What I came upon was a middle aged woman laying on the sidewalk with her eyes closed, and looking slightly grey. Her chest was rising and falling, so she was breathing, and there was no sign that she was injured. Kneeling down, I gently placed two fingers on her wrist, feeling a pulse - “Ma’am, my name is Chris, I’m a Paramedic with your local ambulance service, can you hear me?” No answer. So what did we just do? First off, surveying the crowd, we just figured out that there isn’t a danger present. Scene safety is the first and foremost concern when dealing with any situation, and medicine is no exception - never enter somewhere where you could become the next patient. Our next step, while not covered in too much detail, was important - the primary survey.

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FROM PAGE 2 1915 Charles W. Moore moves his hardware store to the building previously owned by J. L. Handy. This is in effect, keeping the building and site in the family. The Handy’s are the maternal Grandparents to Charles’s son Ralph Moore. In 1946 Ralph bought the former Silversteen building next to the old Handy Building and expanded his hardware operation. Ralph will keep the family business going at that location, 102 East Water Street, until he retires. The Boyne City Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian churches all gather their manpower and erect a massive tabernacle at Boyne City will, for a five week,


follow-up leaves. Although the buds at the tiny ends of all the trees and shrub twigs have not noticeably begun to swell I know that someday soon they will. And on the heels of that the pointed leaves of the daffodil and tulip will push their way up through the ground, heralding their eventual blossoms. But first the very ground must thaw, loose its winter solidness and turn to mud. This in turn will find its way into our cars, onto our sidewalks and even into our homes. Not easily swept or shoveled to one side we have to revert to soap and water to bring about its disappearance. Fortunately this interlude is short in duration as grass and sunshine take over. The appearance of the forsythia’s happy yellow blossoms really rings in spring. Fifty years ago when I first became a resident of Michigan and the Boyne area my parents still resided in northern Ohio where I grew up. Back then spring’s tardy arrival here was terribly hard for me accept as I dearly loved the forsythia, tulips, daffodils and lilacs. It seemed as if they didn’t appear in my garden until summer was almost upon me. It was during those early years that Mother and I figured out spring moved northward at the pace of one hundred miles per week. What bloomed in her garden would bloom three weeks later here in Boyne and would have appeared in Kentucky three weeks before hers in Ohio. Magically here in our portion of Michigan the Morel Mushroom chooses to respond to the same illusive invitation to join the spring parade by suddenly appearing throughout the area’s woods and hillsides. Michael Phillips, a member of Boyne’s Writers Circle is publishing a great book on the secrets of morel mushroom hunting which will help us all in our search for the delicious tidbit. In the book he not only discloses his own experiences but what to have along with you on hunts, where to look and how

Evangelistic Revival is the order of the day. This structure, located near the Wolverine Hotel, is 86 feet Wide by 146 feet long seating 2000 people. After five week period the tabernacle is sold and raised. The effort reportedly rendered over 1,200 converts to the various religious denominations involved. The old roller skating rink area is purchased for additional school needs. This is located on the South West corner of East Main and Grant Street. A legend is born into the Boyne City school system. By clandestine means, known to only unto a few, a burro (ass), of questionable parentage and undesirable temperament, is sequestered on the upper floor of the Boyne City School building in the assembly room. The voluminous eviction or scholarly expulsion of this recanting animal is spectacular and render a tale well augmented in future telling. The cleaning and subse-

quent removal of the refuse left by this clandestine visitor to the school proper is said to be worthy of being a tall tale all unto it’s self. Is this possibly the miscreant animal in question? Did the leg injury occur ascending or descending the stairs?

to prepare them for use. His recipes are mouth watering. Magically the wild turkey is responding to some internal call to engage in a bit of love making. His tail will be fanned into a beautiful display of colors that no female will disregard. This same indefinable nudge to strut their stuff will fall upon all of nature whether four legged or two; on land or in the air. So it will be that those of my readers who hunt will know that despite their trophies of this past season there will be a renewed flock or herd to take sight upon this coming fall. Do you suppose the reason June hosts more weddings than any other month of the year has anything to do with this silent season of passion? Of course, if you are a dog owner you may very well dread the onset of the shedding season which descends on many breeds, resulting in dealing with the constant need to vacuum the house. The opposite of our maples which shed their leaves in the fall, our dogs respond to that nameless urge which encircles the animal and human world in the spring. What do we do about this belated arrival of spring? How do we handle our frustration and the feeling of expectation that works itself into our beings? Do we just sit around and feel grumpy and left out? Maybe some of us, but for the most part we involve ourselves in a type of ‘pre-spring’ preparation. We study the garden catalogs which arrive; circling possible purchases and reading ‘hints’ on being better gardeners. We send out orders for spring delivery and ponder what changes we will make in what we will grow during the coming season and which plants should be moved to

new locations. Others busy themselves in ‘starting’ garden plants from seeds in indoor pots to be transferred into the outside garden once the danger of frost ends. There are even those who take this time to crossbreed and experiment in the development of new varieties of both vegetables and flowers. Many of us who live in apartments look forward to the warmth of spring time to move our ‘indoor’ potted plants out onto a porch or deck for the summer days. This renewed feeling of energy and desire can lead some into renovations, repairs or relocation in homes, garages, yards and outdoor equipment. It prompts some to consider a new outdoor grill, yard furniture, bike, skates, ball bat, fishing pole, boat, four wheeler, swim suit, sun glasses, vacation, potato salad, ice cream cone, golf clubs or membership. It is as if we all go through a shot of adrenalin. The ice will suddenly disappear from Lake Charlevoix’s surface. I explain this phenomenon to the out- of- town-visitor by telling them it doesn’t melt, but simply sinks to the lake’s bottom. Proof of this is the ice cold water temperature the lake maintains through the hottest summer day. The change last Saturday, at midnight to ‘daylight savings time’, helps me understand that it is indeed the time of our year for me to feel this surge of expectation and energy. I sud-

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nus, is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African Wild Ass, E. africanus often mistakenly referred to as an “Ass” will ascend a flight of stairs, winding or otherwise, very willingly. But when asked to descend they become the proverbially immovable object and are known to balk and bray considerably, become excessively flatulent and expulsive when this proposition is presented for their consideration. Brother, and later a high Note: this particular breed school teacher, Floyd Allof animal, The Donkey or dread is ringing the school Ass, Equus africanus asi- bell at the time of the bur-

ro’s discovery. He remembers well the findings with much glee and enjoyment. This prank led to the nomenclature of “AssiniBoyne” which is well known in the school vernacular for many decades to come. With the sinking of the ocean liner RMS Lusitania, by a German U-boat, the United States Enters the First World War. Note: my father, Edward May Jr. Served as an Able Seaman on this ship. He signed off one sailing prior to her final voyage. Italy declares war against Austria and Hungary. Edward May III Curmudgeonly Historian

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denly, once again, miss my dog of many years. The memory of my perennials and fruit trees returns full blast. Most of all I long to be able to return to my walks in Veterans Park; especially at sunset. Even though I have to admit to myself I shouldn’t pack away my winter cloths until Memorial Day I have the urge to do so. There are some traditions which keep all of us on track, able to resist such unexplainable desires as to have our beloved winter end and the very next day enjoy the arrival of spring. This in-between time here in Boyne has its perks for us to latch onto. We will see the blue sky more frequently in the weeks ahead and with it extended time for the sun to warm the earth and those of us who live on it. Some of us will be fortunate enough to witness the courtship of the turkey. All of us will witness the thawing of the ground and tell ourselves how great it is to deal with mud as it heralds the arrival of the pointed green leaves of the tulip and daffodil. Others will wait with baited breath for the forsythia blossoms and their announcement of the arrival of the morel mushroom in the forest around Boyne. Still others will spend contented hours swooning over the newly arrived garden catalogues or starting their indoor nursery. And those who have to repeatedly run their vacuum to sweep up Fido’s winter underwear will do so with understanding patience. As for me I

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Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild Forming The Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild of Northwest Michigan is forming locally and welcomes those interested in working with polymer clay and other arts and crafts forms. If you have a skill to teach or would like to take classes, or if you would like to be notified of upcoming events, please submit your contact information on the Guild web site at Inquiries may also be sent via mail to P.O. Box 862, Boyne City, MI 49712. American Legion Fundraiser Boyne City’s American Legion, Ernest Peterson Post 228, is selling 2011 calendars to raise funds for future scholarship programs for area students. Funds will also be used to support area service men and women currently serving, both overseas and stateside, and for local Legion programs. Calendars, which are being sold for $10 each, will be available from many post members, at the post, 302 S. Lake St. during Tuesday night Bingo hours or by contacting Brian Morrison, committee chair, at 231-330-4990. We thank you for your support of your local American Legion. Quilting Circle The Hiland Cottage Quilting Circle, a volunteer-led program, brings together local quilting enthusiasts to bring warmth and comfort to patients at the Hiland Cottage Hospice House in Petoskey. The Quilting Circle meets from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays October through April. Hospice is asking area quilters and quilting groups to help in this endeavor. For more information about joining the quilting circle, please contact Volunteer Quilters Barb Postelnick at 231.347.0798, or Mary Putters at 231.347.7931.

Free mammograms offered at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, these mammograms are offered year-round while funds are available. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call 866.487.3100 to schedule an appointment.  Bingo Tuesday Bingo Game - Boyne City American Legion - 302 South Lake Street 582-7811 - Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. - Play 39 games with 51 bingos - Traditional Pick your own hard cards – Paper specials + Michigan Progressive Jackpot. The venue is smokefree. The Early Birds start at 6pm and Finish 9:45p.m. Food concessions are available. Join the band The Jordan Valley Community Band will begin its Fall season of rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the East Jordan High School band room. If you or someone you know plays

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an instrument or has played in the past and would like to join the band, please contact Director, Becky Palmiter at 5823734, President, Leslie Cunningham at 547-2145 or Sec./Treas., Phyllis Childs at 582-3488 to have your name added to our mailing list or if you need help finding an instrument.

Makayla Spooner and Sierra Spooner were shopping at Sunburst Marine for snow-sport equipment on Saturday, March 12. The twin 10-year-olds are from Chesaning, and were up in the area visiting with family.

Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 W. Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at (231) 582-9495 Support Group Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center of Emmet County -Library 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey (231) 487-4285

Camp Daggett Summer Camp Registration Still Open Summer camp registration is still in full swing at Camp Daggett on Walloon Lake. Over two-thirds of the openings have been filled, but there’s still time to register for select weeks during the summer of 2011. Campers signing up for the first week of camp (June 19-25) will receive a $50 discount. Wilderness Adventure trips also still have openings. Camp Daggett offers eight one-week coed camping sessions starting June 19 and ending August 13, 2011. Scholarships are available to campers who need financial assistance. Every year, over 1,000 children ages 7-14 get the opportunity to spend a week at Camp Daggett. They experience the beauty of the natural environment that the camp provides, make new friends, try new things and have loads of fun. The summer program also develops a feeling of acceptance, respect and courage that campers take home with them. Camping provides a setting in which children can live, learn, and develop skills that are useful throughout their lives. Activities include adventure ropes courses, archery, group sports and games, sailing, swimming, canoeing and fishing, arts and crafts and nature study, hikes, campfires and camp outs. The program answers a child’s search for adventure in an environment that is upbeat and wholesome. Appetites are satisfied with nourishing, family style meals served in beautiful Mac Hall, a picturesque log dining room overlooking Walloon Lake. Camp Daggett Summer Camp Applications are available online at Please check the website for available weeks, or call (231) 347-9742. If you have a free, nonprofit or fund-raising event you would like considered for publication, send the time, date and location of the event along with other pertinent information to:

PHOTO BY JOSH SAMPSON March 16 - 20 IRISH FESTIVAL Boyne City’s Irish Heritage Festival is well under way, but there are still numerous events left to enjoy. IRISH FESTIVAL SCHEDULE All events are free except the dinner Wednesday, March 16 Irish Film Fest – “Waking Ned Divine,” starring Ian Bannen, David Kelly and Finoa Flanagan. Held at the Boyne District Library Community Room, 201 E. Main St., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17 Three-Day Irish Celebration at Café Santé begins today, featuring Irish folksingers Sean and Patrick Ryan from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Housecured corned beef Irish dinner and all-you-can-eat mussels & frites all day. Located at 1 Water Street, details at Irish Film Fest Children’s Night – “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” a Disney film featuring a young Sean Connery. Held at the Boyne District Library Community Room, 201 E. Main St., 6-8 p.m. Business After Hours – a Boyne Area Chamber networking event hosted by Pat O’Brien & Associates Real Estate, 128 Water St., 5:307:30 p.m. Friday, March 18 Irish Heritage Dinner featuring a six-course traditional Irish feast, Irish step dancers, Celtic music and song featuring John Richey and Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss, Group sing-a-long, guest musicians and perhaps a leprechaun. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12 - available at the Boyne Chamber, Eagles Hall, Local Flavor, and Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River. Held at the Eagles Community Room, 101 River St., 5-8 p.m. Three-Day Irish Celebration continues at Café Santé, 1 Water Street, featuring House - cured corned beef Irish dinners. Irish folksing-

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ers Sean and Patrick Ryan play from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 19 Dance Workshops - Irish step dancing and Ceilidh dancing for all ages at the Early Education building cafeteria, corner of Park and Main Streets, 10 a.m. – Noon Genealogy Workshop - Trace your family lineage in the “Olde Country” with genealogists from the Charlevoix County Genealogy Society and a guest genealogist. Held at the Boyne District Library Community Room, 201 E. Main St., 1-3 p.m. Three-Day Irish Celebration concludes at Café Santé, 1 Water Street, featuring House-cured corned beef Irish dinners. Irish folksingers Sean and Patrick Ryan play from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday, March 20 Celtic Music Session featuring John Richey and Gaeyle GerrieBoss at the Boyne District Library Community Room, 201 E. Main St., 1-3 p.m. Other musicians are welcome to join in. MARCH 18 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Pat O’Brien and Associates Real Estate will host the Boyne Area Chamber’s next Business After Hours at 128 Water St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17. The April Business After Hours will be the Chamber’s third annual Business Expo from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the former Carter’s Store, 1315 Boyne Ave. March 18 Non-profit workshop Foundations offer workshops for non-profit leaders The Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the PetoskeyHarbor Springs Area Community Foundation are co-sponsoring two workshops for non-profit organizations on the topics of Finan-

cial Management and Succession Planning. The workshops are intended for nonprofit leadership, board members, staff and volunteers. The sessions will be held Friday, March 18 at the Charlevoix Public Library Community Room. The cost is $10 and you must be pre-registered to attend. For information call Call Maureen at the Community Foundation at (231) 536-2440.

March 18-20 Carnival and Krazy Daze BOYNE Offers Spring Festival Fun with Carnival Weekend and Krazy Daze They’re crazy, they’re outrageous and they’re incredibly fun! Spring events bring out the wacky side of skiing and two events that can always be counted on for a good time are Carnival Weekend at Boyne Mountain and Krazy Daze at Boyne Highlands. In Boyne Falls, Boyne Mountain’s Carnival Weekend, March 18-20, embodies the Mardi Gras spirit with beads, costumes and music. Hit the trails on Friday and get a head start on the fun. Slopes are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with an outdoor cookout from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the patio of Stein Eriksen’s. Nighttime brings free entertainment with Mac Daddy in the Snowflake Lounge, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., for ages 21 and up. Skiing resumes 9 a.m. Saturday morning with a day of on-hill mayhem. Party goers gather near the

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS Victor warming house for music, 25 and 26; and 2 p.m. on March and progresses into a complete use on the computers, and be presilly games and an adult costume 20 in the Performing Arts Center form. The Yang form is more diffi- pared to read in advance and discontest with top prize of a 2011/12 at the high school. Call 231-439cult to learn, often taking a year or cuss one memoir you have read. BOYNE gold level season pass. 8100 for ticket information. more of daily practice for informa- Instructor is Kris Rasmussen, AdDown the hill at Stein Eriksen’s tion call Meg: 231-582-7689 Email junct English Professor for North Cabin Fever Reliever patio, more music can be enjoyed March 22 - Central Michigan College. Cost for along with grilled foods, 11:30 Baffling Bill the Magician the two classes is $30. a.m.-5 p.m. The party continues Baffling Bill NCMC CLASSES Make 2011 a year for professional n ing r a i u t with Charlie’s Root Fusion, 6-9 the Magician Hatha Yoga, Tuesdays, April 12 – and personal development. Regisc i a Fe ag he M y Gus t l l p.m., and an encore performance will return to May 24, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the East ter three days prior to workshop. i ing B rusty bunn Baffl hia.m. t in by Mac Daddy, 9 p.m.-1:30 Boyne City on Jordan High School Band Room. Call 231-348-6613 or 231-348s and the Skier Services Center. We d n e s d a y, This intermediate level yoga class 6705 for more information. RegisSunday offers one ofMarch the most March 22 at explores traditional yoga poses, tration forms are on-line at www. 22 enp.m. tertaining spectacles6:30 of the week6:30 p.m. for breathing practices and deep re- open to everyone. This session will BoyneThose District end, the Slush Cup. adBoyne Dislaxation, increasing strength, flex- php. continue through Library venturous enough are given the trict Library’s ibility and overall well-being. Basic May 4, 2011. We will miss a class Community chance to skim across a 28’ wide “Cabin Feverknowledge of standing asanas is April 6 Room sink by 90’ long pond and whether Reliever Fun necessary. Students should have The beginner’s class meets from or skim, all participants receive a Night.” attended at least one previous 9:00- 9:50. The continuing/adt-shirt to commemorate the occa- A favorite performer during the liyoga class with Lisa Hepner, a Yoga vanced class meets from 10:00 sion. The action begins at noon. brary’s Summer Reading program, Alliance registered instructor. The 10:50. Familiarity with the whole All ages Baffling are welcome and admission free. Slopes are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 Bill isisback by popular decost of the 7-week course is $40. For more information on Tai Ch fundamentals form is esFor more information contact the libraryHe at 582-7861 p.m. mand. and his trusty sidekick Exploring Michigan’s Wildlife, or visit sential for the continuing class. how your business can Carnival Weekend also offers plen- Gus the Rabbit will provide the Wednesdays April 13, 20, and 27, Sponsored by the Friends of the Boyne District Library This class is also learning the Yang benefit from QR codes, ty of fun for the young ones. On perfect antidote to the doldrums 6:00-8:30 pm in East Jordan High Short Form. call Chris Faulknor at Saturday, a NASTAR super-G race, of winter and kickoff into spring, as School Room #30. Michael & TeTai chi is a safe, gentle, non-impact mini pipe event, silly slalom race they entertain children and adults resa McGill are passionate wild(231) 582-2799. exercise that promotes health and and a seal slide are offered. Start- alike with their special brand of life videographers and photograFor users with Android & Iphones: inner tranquility. It also builds ing at 9 p.m. and going to midnight laugh-out-loud magic. phers. They will share tips on how 1. Go into the Application Marketstrength & endurance, and imis Teen Night in Avalanche Bay Ar- There is no charge for the program, study and photograph wildlife in place proves balance, coordination & cade with a D.J., gaming fun and which is sponsored by the Friends northern Michigan. Cost is $40 for flexibility. Tai Chi is suitable for 2. Search for “ShopSavvy” contests for a $10 entry fee, which of the Library. For more informathree classes. people with problems moving be3. Install the app labeled “GoCart” by includes $5 in arcade tokens. tion, call the library at 582-7861 or I Could Tell You Stories: A Jourcause of age, injury, and arthritis Shopsavvy, Inc. Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs visit ney into Memoir Writing, Tuesday and all levels of physical fitness. 4. Run the app in your menu labelled hosts the annual Krazy Daze on March 22 and Thursday march 24, Meg McClorey teaches the Tai Chi “ShopSavvy” March 19, with even more famMarch 22 - 27 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in East Jordan High Fundamentals form and The Yang 5. Tap “Search for a product” ily friendly activities. Children’s Boyne Arts Collective School Room #30. This class will alShort Form. Meg has practiced the fun includes face painting, jump Events low aspiring writers to experiment 6. Place the QR Code so that is comYang Short form since 1994 and competition, NASTAR racing, and March 22, 29: (Tuesdays) 7-8 pm, with a variety of strategies for pletely within the square. Make sure taught since 2000. a silly slalom race as well as inflat- Open Dance classes at the Boyne sharing our most significant memlighting is good. Tai Chi Fundamentals is an accesables and a Euro Bungee set-up at Arts Collective, 210 S. Lake St. ories with others. Bring a writing 7. Your phone should beep, and follow sible form for everyone, it begins the mountain’s base and offered March 27: Bob & Susan Fawcett’s notebook/journal, a flash drive for with simple movement patterns the action directed by the code. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults action Benefit for the Blissfest Arts Recincludes a dual giant slalom race, reation Center, 4-6 pm at the the Krazy Cup slalom and a cos- Boyne Arts Collective, 210 S. Boyne Country Provisions tume contest. Another skim or be Lake St., Boyne City 127 Water St. in Downtown Boyne City soaked event, Ski over the Pond, 231-582-2151 or begins at 3 p.m. with a new for- BAC Photography exhibit 231-582-5609 fax mat. After all the action on the March 25 - 27 slopes wraps, be ready to dance Boyne Arts Collective invites Party Store Hours: M-Thurs. 8am-11pm, Fri. & the night away in the Zoo Bar with photographers to submit their Sat. 8am-12am, Sun. Noon-8pm sounds from the Aaron Vaughn photographs at 210 S Lake Wine Emporium Hours: M-Thurs. 10am-8pm, Band, 4:30-8 p.m., and Jeff FitzGer- Street, Boyne City on March 25, Fri. & Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. Noon-8pm ald and Friends in the Slopeside 26, or 27 from 12 until 4 PM for Lounge beginning at 9 p.m. the upcoming First Annual Pho“What is Coho?” For more information go to www. tography Exhibit. Coho is a Napa, California winery that or call (800) GO- The art pieces must be framed is the culmination of a shared vision by BOYNE (462-6963). and ready to hang. two wine industry veterans with over The pieces submitted will be ju50 years combined experience: Brooks March 18 - 21 ried on March 28. the Opening Painter (of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Greg MacMaster Reception for the artists will be “Purveyors of Fine Wet Goods & Facilitators of Liquid Enjoyment” V. Sattui fame) and Gary Lipp (Heitz in district held from Cellars, Robert Mondavi, Chalone, Jess Hello fellow Wine Enthusiasts! Boy, are we excited (almost giddy!) to share some big news with you. We were one of only 5 Residents of the 105th House 6 to 8 PM on April 1 at the South Jackson’s Artisans & Estates, Chappellet locations in the state of Michigan to receive the HIGHLY allocated wines of Coho Winery. This winery produces some of the highest District can meet state lawmaker, Gallery, 210 S Lake Street. and Paul Hobbs). Grown in select cool- rated Napa wines at the lowest prices. Saying this wine is hard to get is an extreme understatement. The last 2 vintages of the climate vineyards, Coho wines empha- “Headwaters”Bordeaux blend received 95 points from the Wine Spectator. We’ve set a limit of two bottles per customer--mix or Rep. Greg MacMaster, for face-to- June Storm will be the curator of size fruit purity and vitality. “The choice match. This is the sort of thing we love to share with our club members--cellar worthy wines that don’t break the bank. face talks at March district office the Show. of Coho as the name of our brand might hours. Call her at (231) 582-1745 if there This week’s “W.O.W.S” (wines of the week) seem curious as it doesn’t invoke imag- ‘08 Coho “Headwaters” Napa Valley Blend - About the‘08 Coho“Headwaters”: This wine has developed a loyal following “I welcome hearing from people are questions. es of vineyards or wine, but the salmon among fans of Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend lovers. The past two vintages received 95-point ratings (‘06 &‘07) in the Wine any time, but with everyone’s Visit for embodies an innate wisdom so essen- Spectator. The‘08 Coho“Headwaters”consists of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. busy schedule it can sometimes more information on artists subtial to understanding ourselves and our The fruit is sourced from select vineyards, primarily in the cool Coombsville region of southeastern Napa Valley. “Deep, dark ruby in be difficult to missions, other events at the Art environment. As stewards of the land color, the aromatics are pronounced and inviting with nuances of black cherry, dark plum, cassis, cigar box, and mocha. Med-full connect,” said Center, and BAC Stage concerts winemakers must strive to sustain our bodied with nice structure and a luscious mouth feel. Satisfying flavors of black cherry, blue berry, chocolate and vanilla oak coat M a c M a s t e r, at Boyne Arts Collective. habitat and the species that share it. the palate that lead to a luxuriously long finish. Supple tannins make this wine very approachable now with decanting, and R-Kewadin. And like the salmon we need the stead- should age well for another 7-10 years.” Offered at $48.49 (no discounts apply) “Having local April 28 fast will to keep going no matter how ‘07 Coho SummitVine Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District – Napa Valley Located near the top of difficult the journey. Founded in 2002, Diamond Mountain at approx. 1,800 ft. elevation, the porous, volcanic soils, exposure to cooling breezes and warm sunny days office hours Boyne Business Expo we make wines that are easy to enjoy, provides the perfect terroir for the Cabernet grapes. The epic‘07 growing season allowed the fruit to develop slowly and achieve makes get- The Boyne Area Chamber has set full of flavor and reasonably priced. optimum ripening.“A big, muscular Cabernet Sauvignon that is impeccably balanced. Dark ruby, almost purple in color, aromas ting in touch Thursday, April 28 as the date for Our desire is to support and work with of black berries, black olives, mocha, and espresso emerge from the glass. On the palate a dense core of flavors of black berries, simpler, so I its third annual Business Expo others to promote sustainable farming black cherry, blueberries, currant, espresso and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and simply gorgeous, this wine is a wonderful assault e n c o u r a g e and Taste of Boyne, which will practices and preservation of natural on the palate. Firm, gripping tannins indicate this wine will age well for 15 years, or more.” Offered at $62.29 (no discounts apply) everyone to again be held from 3 to 7 p.m. MACMASTER habitats, especially for all salmonoid Other special offering wines; stop by and at the former Carter’s store. Exspecies.” Corté Riva Merlot, Napa Valley - Rated 91 pts. by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate. This 100% Merlot from 3 well known let me know hibitor registration forms will The Coho Wines have received high ‘05 vineyards (Kenefick, Blackbird, Switchback Ridge) exhibits a deep concentration of fruit flavors such as blackberries, black cherries what they are thinking about our be available March 4. Last year’s acclaim from red wine lovers and along with a big thick and juicy mid-palate and undeniable succulence and hedonism. Reg. price $62.29 Sale price $34.99 state government.” expo was one of Northern Michithe press alike. Their lineup of wines MacMaster will be available in gan’s largest business networkincludes two Pinot Noirs, and three ‘04 Nicholas Cole “Camille”, Walla Walla, Washington - 64% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cab. Sauvignon, 64% Merlot Bordeaux varietal wines from Napa The‘04 Nicholas Cole Cellars Camille oozes with decadence. This wine, with layer upon layer of balanced fruit and spicy oak Charlevoix and Antrim counties ing events, as 1,000 people came Valley: a Diamond Mountain Cabernet blended with aromas of dark chocolate, fresh ground espresso and a hint of sweet pipe tobacco, will entice your senses. Intense, on Friday, March 18 at the follow- to see 85 local exhibitors, includSauvignon, the Michael Black Merlot, dark color, with a complex structure embracing velvety tannins leads to a long, caressing finish. One of our most sophisticated ing locations: ing 10 Taste of Boyne booths. and the highly rated “Headwaters” wines to date, your palate will desire more of this silky, sensuous Bordeaux style wine. Cellar through 2020+. Reg. price $58.49 · Boyne City Hall, 319 North Lake Admission to the event is $5, and Sale price $32.49 Bordeaux-style blend. St. in Boyne City, at 10 a.m. exhibitors receive extra admisCheers! · Shirley’s Café, 528 S. William St. in sion passes for their employees Ed & Kristine Brehm Mancelona, at 1:30 p.m. and clients. This exHe will be at the following loca- citing expo will again tions in Cheboygan and Otsego include great food, counties on Monday, March 21: art, networking, muStatewide Just Imagine... · Pancake Chef Restaurant, 327 sic, business exhibits Ad Networks East Central Ave. in Mackinaw City, and the unveiling of at 10 a.m. the 2011-12 Boyne · Gaylord Area Chamber of Com- Area Visitors Guide. reaching 3,500,000 Contact your merce, 101 West Main St. in Gay- Soft drinks, wine and readers with just newspaper’s lord, at 3 p.m. beer on draft will be one phone call. advertising Residents unable to meet Mac- available. representative or call Master during office hours can 517.372.2424 contact the representative toll May 4 free at 1-877-536-4105; by e-mail, Tai Chi Classes Coming Soon; Tai Chi Classes at the by mail, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, Boyne District LiMichigan 48933; or through his brary. The 2011 ••• website at www.RepMacMaster. 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15-year-old Crosby Boettger a sudden I looked across the table and my son was slumped forward over his plate and was beginning to vomit.” She added, “Hardly anything was coming up. He was gasping and and making a terrible sound.” That's when Ann Marie jumped up to see if her son was breathing – he was not.

“He was not able to talk and kept gasping and choking,” Ann Marie said. “From out of nowhere there was a young man who was working at the restaurant who very quickly asked if Crosby was OK but when he saw him he explained he was choking and he needed to do the Heimlich Maneuver.” That restaurant worker was 20-yearold Adam Lynch. Lynch had been working a double-shift that day as a waiter where he has been employed for nearly a year-and-a-half. “I heard yelling and saw her son choking,” Lynch said. “I asked permission to perform the Heimlich and then got in the booth with him.” Ann Marie said despite having been trained on how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver, she froze. “I was hysterical … and Adam was so calm,” she said. “He directed me to call out to his manager and for someone to call 911. It was then that he explained to my son what he

was about to do, and without hesitation he somehow got around him in the booth and was able to dislodge what had gotten caught and my son was able to breathe again.” Lynch said, who took paramedic classes while in high school, said he learned the Heimlich Maneuver in an unconventional way. “There is a poster at work which shows you how to perform it, and I've read it a few times,” he said. “That, plus the training I had in high school I knew how to check his (Crosby's) airway.” But, Lynch added, “That was my first time saving someone.” Ann Marie said she could not believe how calm Lynch was. “She said I looked calm but I was so nervous,” Lynch said. “It's hard to explain how it felt to save a life. But, overall, it was excellent.” Lynch said the Heimlich Maneuver is some-

thing everyone should know. “I think a lot of it is mind status: a lot of people know how to do the Heimlich, but they just have to understand if they don't perform it when it's happening, it could be a life or death situation,” Lynch said. “When someone is chocking you probably have 90 seconds to get that out of their throat. Then you have about 45 seconds of not breathing – and that's a short time when you're waiting for the paramedics could get there.” Lynch is currently taking a year off school and working 70 hours per week between two jobs in order to save up to go to school at Central Michigan University next fall to become a physician's assistant – and hopefully someday a doctor. “It was all happening so quickly

Adam Lynch in his senior photo and I was a wreck,” Ann Marie said. “This was one day that I will never forget.” The following day, Ann Marie took Crosby and Lynch out for breakfast in Boyne Falls to once again thank Lynch for his good deed.

18 - 20, 2011 MARCH

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Fresh bread at Lake Street Market The family at Old Mission Multigrains recently visited Lake Street Market to promote their extensive line of home-baked breads, which will now be available regularly. Peter and Pearl Brown of Old Mission Multigrain, and their son, David are pictured at the top. (Second from the top) David explains one of their products to local business owner Holly Watson. Directly above is Holly Watson, who is sampling some bread with fresh sea-salted butter. (Third from the top) Frank and Danyell Minier explore the world of fine breads together.

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The March 16 edition features a change in city spending, St. Patricks Day festivities, and a local hero saving a choking child.

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