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Boyne City set off the nation’s birthday in style with music, a parade, craft fair and more. SEE MORE PHOTOS OF JULY 4 FESTIVITIES ON PAGE 10

Despite a $598,780 reduction in education funding coupled with a $646,000 increase in expenses, Boyne City Public schools recently passed a balanced budget. To add to an already stressful fiscal situation, the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education was forced to make their decision on short notice and amidst an onslaught

of displeased taxpayers. “If we don’t do something this year it’s going to make it worse for next year,” said school board president Ken Schrader during the June 28 budget hearing, adding that the board members did not receive the budget until three or four days before the meeting. Officials blamed scheduling conflicts with school board members and waiting for Governor Rick Snyder to sign the state budget for the last-minute completion of the school budget. However, it should be noted that it is routine in Michigan for the state to pass its budget well after the June 30 deadline by which schools must have adopted their budget. Last year the state budget was not signed until Oct. 1. “The governor, the state senate and the state house have finally come

»BUDGET , pg. 4

FEMA flood Dozens of defects on Division St. mull meeting Officials ways of fixing the BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

million-dollar road that is only one year old

In partnership with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Federal BENJAMIN GOHS Emergency Management Agency ASSOCIATE EDITOR (FEMA) Region V office will hold two flood risk informational sessions on July 12. City officials are trying to figure According to Boyne City Manager out how to fix Division Street Michael Cain, the city planner will attend the meeting as part of the city’s continued effort to plan for natural disasters. “Most of the information from FEMA is about where you build buildings so people make informed decisions,” he said. “From our perspective we look at the Boyne River and Lake Charlevoix and try not to put anything really valuable where it could be dam-

only one year after its $1.2 million reconstruction. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain reported to the Boyne City Commission during its regular June 28, meeting that there are at least 26 areas along the road which do not meet Michigan Department of Transportation specifications. “The contractor came to us, I believe, after the fact, and said ‘maybe you shouldn’t have done a three-inch lift’ or something like that,” Cain said.

According to city officials, the paving company Payne & Dolan of Gaylord used a technique which works well on expressways, but that may not have been optimal for a road with manhole covers and storm sewer drains. “What’s great for an MDOT expressway may not be ideal for us,” Cain said. “Of course, they mentioned this after the work was done.” Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra added, “So it was nothing we did,

»DIVISION , pg. 4

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»FEMA , pg. 4

City mulls sign rules New rules may be written for temporary signage in city parks BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR A complaint over a sign hung in the archway at Veterans Park may lead to more stringent sign rules in Boyne City’s parks. A banner which advertised an annual breast cancer biking fund-

»SIGNS , pg. 5


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Boyne City’s annual celebration of raw horsepower for a good cause begins Friday, July 8, but there are plenty of fun events lined up for this week. JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER Excitement will roar into Boyne City on July 8 and 9 with the 9th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run. The poker run features high-powered racing boats engaging in a 90mile course over Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, stopping at beautiful destinations like Beaver Island, Harbor Springs and Bay

Harbor. “It brings a pretty good number of people here to Boyne City,” said Jim Baumann, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “It is a really good event.” Each boat will stop at a familiar location where they will be given a card from a standard deck, and whoever has the best poker hand at the end of the run wins the event. Bob Mathers, owner of Bob Mathers Ford, said the poker run is

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not what some people think. “This is a poker run not a race,” said Mathers. “It's all about getting a really good hand. It is no where near a race.” The poker run is a game of chance and the cards are played during a party on Saturday night. Monica Ross, marketing chairperson for Boyne Thunder, said the cards will be revealed during a party at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. “We have a dinner for $35 at Veteran's Park called Thunder Feast,” she said. “At that dinner all of the poker hands will be played. Winners have a chance to collect $5,000.” Events begin on Friday with a boaters reception at 4:30 p.m. at the Veterans Park Pavilion. Friday night will also host a benefit auction for Camp Quality at Sunset Park. “Items will be on display at 6 p.m. but we were hoping people would get there sooner to view the items,” Ross said. During Stroll the Streets on Friday night, boats will be on display for Bob Mathers's 3rd Annual Car and Boat Show. Residents will get a chance to see

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American Flag and Flag Etiquette When the flag is displayed over the middle of the street, it should be suspended vertically with the EDWARD MAY III union to the north in an east and west street or to the east in a north and south street. The flag of the United States of America, when it is displayed with another flag against a wall from crossed staffs, should be on the right, the flag’s own right, that means the viewer’s left, and



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saying a one-armed man should be the medic intubating me as I lay on the street - there are limitations. I am also not saying that all people are made equal in their talents. Compassion will make someone a better Paramedic. Courtesy will make someone a much better waitress. Charm will make someone a far better salesman. These traits come naturally for some people. My natural empathy made me an excellent Paramedic. It also would have made me a lousy policeman. Here is what I urge everyone to do. This is not the world of “The Giver,� where jobs and mates are chosen for us. You will find things at which you

are better, worse, or indifferent. Do not let this be a limitation. Compassion can be learned, skill can be taught - love was always there, it just needs to be drawn out. Do not let people chase you away from something you love to do - I found that out starting the paper almost two years ago. I was told by a friend that“not everyone can be a salesman.� I had trouble with it at first. My customers now come back satisfied, confidant that their business endeavors were enhanced by their advertising. You can be good or bad at a great deal of things - look on the inside. Happy Fourth.

its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag. The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. By “half-staff� is meant lowering the flag to one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff. Crepe streamers may be affixed to spear heads or flagstaffs in a parade only by order of the President of the United States. When flags of States, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States, the latter should always be at the peak. When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the flag

of the United States should be hoisted first, from the building. first and lowered last. No such flag When the flag of the United States is or pennant may be placed above the displayed from a staff projecting horiflag of the United States or to the right zontally or at an angle from the winof the flag of the United States (the dow sill, balcony, or front of a buildviewer’s left). When the flag is halfHISTORY , pg. 17 masted, both flags are half-masted, with the US flag The color on this page graciously sponsored by at the mid-point and the other flag Boyne Country Provisions & The Wine Emporium below. When the flag is suspended over a sidewalk from a rope extending from a house to a pole at the edge of the sidewalk, the flag should be hoisted out, union

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way of puffing out their proverbial chest and saying “Not just ANYONE can do this job, you know.� I’m going to go on record at this point, expressing my disagreement with these sentiments. I heard this phrase for the first time as a Paramedic. An older Paramedic - a man who had been starting IV’s since long before I was born - was teaching me the ways of the world, and informing me in much the same way that a drill instructor would tell a new recruit, that “you either got it, or you ain’t.� I am of the opinion that anybody can be trained to do anything. This is barring, of course, obvious issues. No, I’m not

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“Either you’ve got it, or you don’t.� I have heard that phrase, usually laid by an older or more experienced individual, and applied to their younger or greener counterpart. This is done, in many instances, as a point of pride in a profession - their

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Those who visit my news service at conservat i v e c o r n e will read part of columns from around the world, with links provided to give access to the entire

column. They are not my words. My statements are in italics and in brackets.

We all read and hear liberal views on mainstream media every day. I focus on balancing that information with conservative views. On the basis of many articles posted in the past two-and-a-half years, I recently made a statement about social agendas in schools in America, an undeniable fact for those who have followed my Corner. I never condemned northern Michigan schools, for I have not found any reason to do so. We may be blessed here in northern Michigan to have fine schools with wonderful teachers teaching good American values as well as reading, writing and arith-

metic. Wonderful! Do we still recite the Pledge of Allegiance here? I study the national scene. Much of what is happening in our nation’s schools can only be discovered by research. It is good for us all that Mr. Melvin presents his views on Michigan politics. We can judge for ourselves on the issues. I would never describe his ideas as something to be shoveled, however, as he did mine. I agree that my reports are outrageous, uncomfortable, disturbing, and not appreciated by some. But they are legitimate news items written in legitimate newspapers and websites. Here are some items of in-

terest from former postings: 1) A middle school in Massachusetts required children to complete a graphic sex survey without the knowledge of their parents. 2) At an elementary school in Oakland, officials allowed Gender Spectrum to tell kindergartners that sexuality “is what they want it to be, not necessarily what nature endowed them to be�. This is none of a public school’s business – instructing on sex practices. http://www.foxnews. com/us/2011/05/25/gender-diversity-lesson-california-school-rilescritics/

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Every country has its own type of fourth of July

But, only in the United States does the day come all wrapped up in red, white and blue. Shirts, flags, pennants, ribbons, balloons, ‘Beautiful Boyne’ shoes, hats, ANNE THURSTON and flowers surrounded us throughout the holiday. Why do we do this? This is an interesting question which finds answers from A to Z; all depending on who one asks. I think the one that surprised me the most was that of a man who said it was a day of double time pay. Unless you are directly involved in a job which requires workers seven days a week, twenty four hours it is easy to take for granted the services we all accept without thought on holidays. Although telephones no longer require local ‘operators’ to forward calls because of automated electronics there still must be someone standing by every minute of the day in the unlikely failure of the automatic. Even in Boyne City where its government can’t support a full time fire department as it does police, individual members of the community stand prepared to set aside their celebration to rush to the aid of any of us who might require it. It was only a couple of days ago that I decided to do a little flower planting near my front entry steps. I found it easiest to simply sit on the grass, sprawl out comfortable and apply my trowel to

the task. Never having outgrown the wonderful days of the sand box in my early years I relished the feel of working in the dirt of a garden. It was at this point that a young neighbor, out with her son in a pushtrike passed by on the sidewalk about six feet distance. Spotting me spread out on the grass she called out

in alarm, “Are you all right Anne?� She thought I had taken a fall and was ready to come to my rescue. Although I thought most people responding to my question about what the Fourth of July means to them would mention the parade and fireworks display I found myself amazed in the seriousness of their

answers. It was definitely about what being an American means to them rather than the spectacular fun of the day. Freedom was the word I heard the most frequently. Each reply had its own slant to it – varying with

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MOST WANTED If you have information on any of the fugitives below, please call the Michigan State Police Tip Line at (866) 638-4847 Brandon McClain Baker DOB: 02/14/1979 Height: 6' Weight: 160 lbs. Wanted For: Operating a Drug Lab and Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance John Kelly Gentry Jr. DOB: 03/01/1953 Height: 5'7" Weight: 154 lbs. Wanted For: Two Counts of Homicide Gentry is wanted for the murder of his girlfriend and his boyfriend in Monroe County, Mich. His last known address was Toledo, Ohio, where he was known to frequent gay bars and X-rated movie locations. Gentry was featured on America's Most Wanted in 2005. Aulton Daniel Goben DOB: 05/04/1947 Height: 5'8" Weight: 165 lbs. Wanted For: Kidnapping and Armed Robbery Leigh Ann Hart DOB: 05/26/1955 Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lbs. Wanted For: Fraud and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution Jeremy Michael Heath DOB: 01/21/1976 Height: 5'9" Weight: 230 lbs. Wanted For: Homicide Contact D/Tpr. Joe Pendergraff of the Michigan State Police at (313) 477-3230.

Anthony Stephen Kutcha Jr. Date of Birth: 07/02/1952 Height: 5'10" Weight: 170 lbs. Wanted For: Delivery and Conspiracy to Deliver Cocaine. Kutcha is considered very dangerous. Maurice Herman Mack DOB: 11/15/1971 Height: 5'5" Weight: 145 lbs. Wanted For: Homicide that occured in Southfield, Mich. Russell Hugh Pulliam DOB: 06/30/1931 Height: 5'11" Weight: 170 lbs. Wanted For: Prison Escape in 1973 Julian Edward Stevenson DOB: 03/03/1956 Height: 5'7" Weight: 165 lbs. Wanted For: Homicide Stevenson is considered very dangerous.


Boyne City Police Department Weekly Report

Tuesday, June 21 7:02am Sent to unlock in the Industrial Park. Arrested subject on two warrants while there. 8:17am Assist ambulance with bicycle accident on State St 11:51am Subject in to report unwanted text messages 1:42pm Responded to line down on East St near E Main St 2:43pm Report of possible intoxicated driver in the area of Beardsley and Brockway 3:48pm Checked on disabled vehicle on S Lake St 5:45pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St 7:10pm Citation issued for speed 9:17pm Report of suspicious activity in the 300 block of Silver St 9:31pm 2 vehicle accident on State St near Rotary Park 11:55pm Report of suspicious vehicles in the 1300 block of Boyne Av Wednesday, June 22 2:23am Assisted Sheriff Department with Domestic Dispute on Ferry Rd 4:44am Assisted Sheriff Department

Non Sufficient Checks: process, collect, and/or prosecute on behalf of a local business for all NSF checks received. Residential House Check Program: monitor house & property upon request for residents who will be out of town. Business Security Checks: will offer

Thursday, June 23 3:59am Citation issued for loud exhaust 11:03am Welfare check on subject in the 600 block of E Main St 12:50pm Report of lost paddle on Boyne River 2:18pm Report of children playing in road on Jersey off of Vogel 3:03pm Report of prescription fraud in the 100 block of E Water St 3:50pm Report of attempted fraud on Knollwood Ct 8:41pm Citation issued for speed

Friday, June 24 2:00pm Report of retail fraud from the 100 block of E Water St 6:21pm Report of open door on Deer Run 7:23pm Unlock on the 600 block of Jersey St 8:16pm Assisted State Police on Domestic dispute on Pleasant Valley Rd 8:43pm Report of dog running at large in the 500 block of E Main St 9:22pm Citation issued for speed 11:00pm Assist Kalkaska Sheriff Department with attempting to locate subject Saturday, June 25 3:45am 1 vehicle property damage accident on Beardsley near Brockway. Citation issued. 11:14am Citation issued for speed. 12:53pm Report of suspicious male on Call St 1:55pm Windshield damaged by soccer ball at Avalanche Mountain. 7:56pm Report of suspicious male in the 300 block of e Main St 8:47pm Assist Animal Control Offi-

cer on Division St 9:31pm Unlock on Front St 10:26pm Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance and defective headlight Sunday, June 26 11:07am Larceny of gasoline from the 200 block of S Lake St 2:52pm Accidental drive off from the 200 block of S Lake St. Subject located and returned to pay. 4:00pm Pair of glasses turned in that were found on Wenonah St 5:18pm Private property damage accident in the 400 block of N lake St 6:49pm 5-8 kids in road blocking traffic. Ended in verbal altercation with driver. Monday, June 27 3:15pm Citation issued for skateboarding in the Central Business District 3:46pm Report of tools stolen from a truck 4:43pm Citation issued for speed 5:32pm Unlock on E Water St 6:30pm Report of stolen bicycle from Jefferson St

Letters from our Readers Editor: Thank You to Angela Kuhn for the permission to copy her collection of area post cards. These 119 cards date from 1870 through 1950 and are of the Boyne City, East Jordan and Charlevoix area. The collection was gathered by Ralph Price of Ironton. The cards will be added to the Past Perfect collection held by the Boyne City Library. Please remember that any old pictures are wanted to copy and return from this area.

These pictures will be added to the Library collection and available to show our areas history. Edward May III Boyne City Editor: As we celebrate Independence Day and our veterans and members of the active duty military fighting to protect our freedom thousands of miles away, we need to keep fighting to protect our families, right here at home. Every year, big polluters dump millions of tons of toxics into our air

and water increasing the risk of asthma attacks, heart attacks, lung disease, and mercury laden fish. Reducing mercury and air toxics will also help protect our long standing investment in our outdoor heritage and Michigan’s $5 billion dollar recreational tourism economy. Air toxics settle from the air onto our waters polluting the environment and accumulating up the food chain as wildlife consumes the contamination. EPA is working to update air quality standards and big polluters are working to stop them. Delaying

new air quality standards will result in more deaths, additional asthma attacks, and more fish consumption advisories every year. That’s unacceptable. Any action to block the EPA from implementing new clean air standards is an attack on the health of our people and our outdoor legacy. We shouldn’t stand for it. We need to help ensure the legacy we leave our children is a clean and healthy planet. Brenda Archambo Cheboygan

Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports On June 28th, 2011 at approximately 0917 hrs, Beaver Island EMS and the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Township Airport (Fresh Air Aviation) for a vehicle that had crashed through the building. The Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed that a 75 year old Beaver Island woman had accidently pressed the accelerator instead of the brake while parking her vehicle. Her vehicle, 2002 Ford SUV, crashed through a small wooden fence before traveling approximately fifty feet and then striking the airport building. The female was transported to Charlevoix Hospital by Northflight with non-life threatening injuries. On June 27th, 2011, at 10:30 pm, Charlevoix County deputies and

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with arrest in Advance 12:14pm Request for attempt to locate overdue motorist 12:57pm Report from Front St about hearing gunshots. Was target shooting south of town 4:25pm Reports of subjects selling cleaning products door to door 6:00pm Subject receiving threatening e-mails in the 200 block of S East St 10:09pm Citation issued for expired plates, No Proof of Insurance and no license on person.

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Charlevoix EMS were dispatched to a personal injury accident on Black Rd. in Marion Township. Nataleigh Rose Musser of Charlevoix was traveling south on Black Rd. when she struck a deer and left the roadway. When Musser left the roadway, her pickup truck hit a small ditch causing her to hit her forehead on the steering wheel. Musser was transported to Charlevoix

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Boyne City Public Schools graduate Karolyn Cain was one of several concerned citizens who urged the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education to reconsider proposed cuts to advanced preparatory classes. cials could come up with, how will Boyne City Public Schools make up the difference of the $351,550 it had originally intended to cut by saving those programs slated for the chopping block? “It is this Board’s intent that, as our economic status improves, consideration to reinstate these necessary changes will be given the highest priority,” the board stated.

Potential bright spots in the school system’s financial future include any concessions by staff during the current union contract negotiations, a larger than expected student enrollment this fall, a possible $96-per-student savings toward the retirement burden and the potential $100-per-pupil state bonus for good business practices.

Dan Mead. “You can’t see it when the pavement is going down.” Vondra asked how much it would cost to repave the road. “I mentioned that as a possible solution and MDOT was not receptive,” he said. “If we want to pay for that, their position is we can pay for that.” Meads added, “If you look at the overall footage on the road, 90 per-

cent of the road meets specification. They’re not going to make them take it all up and redo it.” Commissioners will consider the issue and likely to revisit it at the next board meeting. “Our goal is for that road to last a long time,” Vondra said. “Which fix, if any, is going to give us longevity? Which one is going to deter from that longevity.”

CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis June 28, 2011 Regular Meeting – Approved the June 28, 2011 regular City Commission meeting minutes; Approved to appoint Roger Reynolds to fill the vacancy on the Airport Advisory Board; Approved to contract with MERS for Life Insurance and Reliance Standard for Long Term Disability insurance; Authorized staff to prepare and the City Manager and/or City Clerk to sign and submit applications to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for the Cemetery Fence project and Broadband Grant applications; Accepted a grant agreement MDNR for 50% funding for replacing and extending the current day dock/ fishing pier and converting five current fixed piers into ramped floating piers in the amount of approximately total cost of $210,500. The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for July 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

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aged by high waters.” Cain said since he began with the city he does not remember any significant flooding, but that there was a hundred-year rain in 1995 which was significant. According to the Federal Emergency Management Administration, flooding causes over $2 billion in damage annually in America. “The purpose of the open house is to present updated flood risk data and provide information that you and other local officials, as well as your citizens, will find important for making sound risk management decisions,” stated Patrick J. Glithero, who is the chief of the floodplain management and insurance branch of FEMA in a letter to Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. The first meeting, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Boyne District Library at 201 East Main St. will be held to educate local officials on the risks of flooding, planning for such events and more. The library will also be the site of a public informational meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the same day. “During the open house, no presentations will be made,” stated Glithero. “Instead, the public will have a chance to talk one-on-one with a FEMA or MDEQ representative about insurance issues, flood protection standards, regulatory requirements, state programs and flood mitigation techniques.” He added, “Your floodplain and/ or building and zoning staff and engineers are encouraged to participate and answer questions on flood protection permit requirements.” Homeowners face a 26 percent chance of experiencing a flood over the 30-year life of their mortgage – this is nearly three times as likely as experiencing a fire. According to Glithero, those resi-


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tion. Since MDOT was the overseer on this project, Cain met with state of-



it was something they did.” Cain said it was not the city’s fault, and that this situation has never happened before on any city road construc-

stretches from Pleasant Street to M-75. Commissioners asked if payment could be withheld to ensure the road would be fixed. “The state makes the payment on this. We’re not in control of the billing or the payment,” he said. “So, basically, we’re not in a position of influence in that regard.” Cain added, “That’s one of the downsides when you do a state project – you’re under their jurisdiction.” Vondra asked if the city’s engineers picked up on the problem. “We’re aware of it from the time (after) the pavement went down,” said Boyne City Water Superintendent


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ficials to determine the city’s available recourse. “Basically, I left my meeting with them with tree choices which are not optimum,” he said. “I’m not too thrilled about any of them.” The city’s options include leaving the road as-is, having a thin layer milled off the top to help flatten any bumps or the contracting company can heat the imperfections and try to roll them flat. The contractor has tried heat treating the road, a move which Cain said made some improvement. Milling the road would leave scarring, but should not alter the longevity of the road. The section of the road in question




to an agreement on the 2011-2012 state budget. As a result, Boyne City Public Schools now has a fairly clear picture of the level of funding … it can expect to receive through State Aid,” the board stated in a written release. “During the development of the budget, the message heard loud and clear was for Boyne City schools to do everything in its power to minimize the impact on student programming.” The board added, “There are changes in the budget that were difficult for the Board to accept, however, with the economic circumstances, they didn’t have much choice.” Numerous requests by telephone and e-mail for a detailed budget were not honored by press time. Boyne City Public Schools nearly passed their $12.75 million, 20112012 budget with cuts that school officials say would have had the least impact on educational offerings. However, following comments of concerns from a throng of students and parents over proposed cuts to programs like calculus and staffing positions like classroom assistants,

only so many openings,” Rushlow said. “David will apply to the top engineering schools in the country in two years when he graduates.” He added, “The decisions tonight and this weekend that this board and administration make will definitely impact whether or not David will be able to compete.” The original budget proffered cuts to the high school of $100,000 consisting of a voluntary $20,000 forfeiture of high school principal Karen Jarema’s salary, family living and natural resources classes at $25,000 and $12,500 respectively and elimination of a math instructor position at $42,500. Middle school cuts had been proposed with $18,250 through elimination of the sixth-grade and seventh-grade computer classes, $48,000 for special education and $12,800 for fifth-grade and eighthgrade art. Elementary cuts had been proposed in the form of $95,000 in full-time staff and a teacher assistant. The remaining $77,500 in proposed cuts consisted of changes in compensation to coaches, custodial, professional development and technology expenditures. The question now is, if the original budget cuts had been the best offi-


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the board concurred. School board member Marty Moody said cutting classes like arts and advanced prep would be akin to the district shooting itself in the foot. “We’re in dread competition,” he said. “It just isn’t an option.” Irene Byrne, Boyne City Public Schools Business Manager said, “The FY 2011-12 Budget passed with a directive to the administration to look at some alternative reductions instead of advanced placement courses in high school, and art in the middle school.” Concerned citizen Patricia Brewer said the proposed cuts would have serious, negative effects on the community. “We would have inadequately educated students,” she said. “I really believe that we would lose students to neighboring school districts and the charter schools if we were to eliminate these courses.” Gordon Rushlow, the father of three Boyne City Public Schools students, said the advanced prep math classes are a necessity for his son. “David was accepted to the Michigan Technological University scholarship program – there are hundreds of applicants to those programs and

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raiser in recent weeks apparently prompted at least one complaint by an unnamed individual who felt it was disrespectful for the banner to be hanging from the memorial arch. “Personally I’m not a big fan of seeing signs hung on the memorial arch and kind of discouraged that when I see it,” Boyne City Man-

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some pretty expensive paint jobs up close and personal. “These are high-performance boats,” Ross said. “Some of the paint jobs on these boats are from a quarter of a million to a million dollars just on the graphics.” The Poker Run starts at 9:30 a.m. on July 8 with, two parade laps and the launch. Along with the high-powered

down the road and all over town, and those signs aren’t allowed anywhere else.” Vondra added, “So it’s a do as we say, not as we do sort of thing.” Cain said he understands the need for event signage in the parks. “It puts us in the ultimate power, the ultimate position that if we need to deal with a situation we can deal with it,” he said. “If they don’t get our permission it authorizes us to remove the sign if necessary.” Boyne City Commissioner Laura

Sansom suggested creating designated areas where the temporary event signs may be erected. “One of the things we want to be careful about, especially as we’re putting more and more sprinkler systems in the parks, we don’t want somebody driving a stake into one of our irrigation lines,” Cain said. New temporary event sign language will be written and presented to the commission for approval at a later date.

boats, other activities include a tive Director. “Everything we do dence and friendship through a champagne cruise aboard a lux- is all done at no cost for the child fun camping experience. ury yacht, a farmers market and and their family. We have been “It takes a lot of dollars to do that more. kind of programing,” West said. Though Boyne Thunder is predominantly a Some of the paint jobs on these Since its inception, boater's event, it offers Boyne Thunder has a charitable side by do- boats are ... a million dollars. raised over $182,000 nation money to Camp MONICA ROSS, BOYNE THUNDER and helped an estimated 1,800 kids at Camp Quality, a non-profit organization that aids Quality. children with cancer. able to continue through the help West said if people are interested “It has helped us with our pro- from Boyne Thunder.” in helping Camp Quality they can graming and expansion,” said El- Camp Quality started 24 years ago either volunteer or help monetarieanor West, Camp Quality Execu- and provides children with confi- ly.

Those looking to help should call Camp Quality at (231) 582-2471 or visit For more information on Boyne Thunder visit www.boynethunder. com.

ager Michael Cain told the Boyne City Commission on Tuesday, June 28. “According to this biking group they’ve been doing it for the last nine years or so.” Cain suggested the commissioners vote to implement new regulations which require anyone interested in using the parks or pavilions in Boyne City to ask permission for any signage in relation to their event. “I went and pulled their registration forms and there isn’t anything

on the form that indicates or asks if they can put up a sign,” he said. “I don’t think the sign was in question. The problem was where they put it.” Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra said would like to find a middle ground on the issue. “For me this goes right back to the sign issues we have all over town,” he said. “I believe in the farmers market, but they are stuck in the flower things downtown … and the expo thing we had was up and

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The Boyne City “All School� class reunion reunited alumni from numerous decades. Pictured here is a member of the class of 1959. The annual event was held on Saturday, July 2, in Veterans Park in downtown Boyne City.

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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.

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Wellness grant aimed at BC schools NEWS

BRIEFS Free lunch to needy kids There are free meals available to children across Michigan through the Summer Food Service Program. In an effort to provide these free meals to more children, the Michigan Department of Education has created a SFSP Site Locator Map. This online map allows parents, youth, and food assistance organizations to find the nearest meal sites across the state. “The free Summer Food Service meal sites are in most communities, we just need families to be aware and able to find them,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan.The Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years and younger at approved The SFSP Site Locator Map can be found at www.mcgi.state. or at the Summer Food Service Program website at sfsp Where to find breakfast and lunch locally: • East Jordan Elementary Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lighthouse Missionary Church Hall Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ellsworth Community School Breakfast 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Lunch Noon - 1 p.m. Call (231) 536-0053, ext. 5110 for more information.

IPR radio is now in Boyne Interlochen Public Radio has expanded its news service to Little Traverse Bay and the Straits with the addition of WHBP 90.1 FM, now broadcasting from Harbor Springs. With 90.1 FM in place, the station’s award-winning news service (Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ “Public Radio Station of the Year” for three years running) is now available throughout Emmet, and into Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Mackinac Counties. In addition to Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other nationally syndicated programs such as the BBC World Service, Car Talk, The Diane Rehm Show; Fresh Air; Marketplace, Talk of the Nation; and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!, IPR News Radio provides extensive local coverage of issues and events from the region. IPR’s team of reporters is recognized for strong, locally produced news programming, receiving accolades from state and national broadcast associations for the quality of their original investigative and feature stories. Established in 1963, Interlochen Public Radio is a listener-supported broadcast service of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, serving northwest lower Michigan with both a dedicated 24-hour classical music service and a 24-hour public radio news service: Classical IPR: WIAA 88.7 FM, Interlochen; WIAB 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City & WICV 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix IPR News Radio: WICA 91.5 FM, Traverse City; WHBP 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey & WLMN 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has awarded a five-year $500,000 grant to the Health Department of Northwest Michigan for a School Wellness Program at Boyne City Elementary and Middle Schools beginning in September 2011. School Wellness Programs include nursing services, individual and group health education using evidence-based curricula and interventions, school staff training and professional development, and mental health services. “We’re delighted to be working

together with the Health Department to improve students’ health in Boyne City,” said Peter Moss, Superintendent of Boyne City Public Schools. “We embrace the notion ‘healthy kids learn better.’” Similar programs have shown positive impact on school attendance, school achievement, and school completion, he said. Tami Frampus, the long-time Boyne City School Nurse, will serve as the School Wellness Program Nurse. Though she will continue to see students who become sick or hurt

at school, the project will also focus on nutrition and physical activity. For example, Frampus will lead a research-based project to make changes in the middle school cafeteria with the goal to increase student consumption of fruits and vegetables. This is the third major grant for school-based child and adolescent health the Health Department has received from MDCH. The Ironmen Health Center is located in Mancelona and the Hornet Health Center is in the Pellston

middle-high school. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. For additional information, contact Erika VanDam, Family & Community Health Supervisor at the Health Department at (231) 347-5832.


An open-air art event will be held at Stafford’s Perry Hotel on July 13 to raise money for the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan.

Perry Paint Out to benefit the WRC Artists will set up their easels starting at noon on Wednesday, July 13, on the Rose Garden Veranda of Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey. Participating artists include: Kevin Barton, Jack Giguere, Tera Jackson, Karen Kubovchick, Zeke Mallory, David Pickett, Kathy Schroder, Sue Tock and Kathleen Tomasek. The public is also invited to the Paint Out Auction, a reception and silent auction of the finished artwork, to be held at Stafford’s Gallery from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, July 15.

A percentage of the sales from the Paint Out Auction will be donated to the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. The donated funds will help support the many programs and services the agency provides in an effort to improve the lives of women, children and families in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan and Otsego counties. For more information about the Perry Paint Out or Paint Out Auction, contact Stafford’s Gallery of Art and History at (231) 347-0142.


Popular poppies

The watercolor “Poppy Garden II” was chosen as first place in the Boyne Arts Collective’s peoples choice awards recently. The orange poppies with a blue background was painted by June Storm of Boyne City. There was a tie for second place with “Popping Poppies” painted by Carol Ross and “Cabbage Rose” by watercolorist June Storm. The paintings were selected by the public with secret ballot who voted for the artwork as their favorite, not the favorite artist.

Grandvue resident inducted into Cousins Music Group


In the photograph, The Cousins Music Group provides Faye McClure with her honorary membership and certificate. Photograph, clockwise from left: Gordon Howie, Leonard Brooks, John Fichtner, Ed Clark, Ginny Carey, Faye McClure.

Faye McClure, resident of Grandvue Medical Care Facility, received a surprise when The Cousins Music Group presented her with a certificate and honorary membership into their band. Faye received this recognition in honor and appreciation for her outstanding contributions to popular country and gospel music. Faye McClure says her love of music “started when I was crawling.” By the age of four she could play the piano with both hands, accompanying herself while she sang. “Music has been my survival,” she says. “Throughout my life, I always turn to music.” Faye played bass with the Hilliard Bluegrass Fam-

ily in the 1970’s and performed with the Ozark Folk Singers for 11 years. Faye has recorded 3 CD’s featuring ballads, Western songs and gospel music. She met The Cousins Music Group when they performed at the Boyne City Senior Center and later at Grandvue. The Cousins are popular guests at Grandvue; and they volunteer their time monthly to entertain residents, staff and visitors. In speaking of her honorary membership, Faye McClure says, “I was awestruck by it all.”

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the Nativity Church service commences at 9 a.m. Coffee hour will be available in the church basement immediately after the services. 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 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 communion (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, July 7, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Saturday, July 9, there will be a Men’s Ministry breakfast from 8 to 10 AM. All men are invited. On, Sunday, July 10, the sermon title will be “Ask-Seek-Knock” from Matthew 7:7-12 given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9 AM and 10:45 AM. Carl & Cindy Reed will do a Mission Moment at both services. 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. There will be a Baptism Meeting in the cry room at 12:15 PM for anyone getting baptized on July 17. On Tuesday, July 11, the Food Pantry will be open from 5-6:15 PM. On Thursday, July 14, the Cozy Quilters will meet from 9 AM to 1 PM in room 101. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. On Friday, July 15, the Prime Time Fellowship Program will meet at the church at 6 PM and then travel to the Vellenga’s for an evening together. For more information, please visit

the Church website at www. or call the church office at 535-2288.

Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Jewel Heart Northern Michigan Tibetan Buddhist Center Boyne City Jewel Heart Northern Michigan, located at 109 Water St., Boyne City, will be continuing its study of the Odyssey to Freedom, a concise and complete introduction to the stages of the spiritual path, on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. now through June 22. The current section will cover Developing Compassion for Oneself and Others. Details can be found at, under the Programs section of the Northern Michigan study group, or by e-mailing Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. The have a quality 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 oth-

Church Services & Events

Our deadlines have changed. If you would like the time/date/place of your churchrelated function to be published in the Boyne City Gazette, we must receive your information by Noon on the Saturday preceding the event. While we strive to accommodate last-minute requests, constraints on time and available space makes this difficult. Send information via e-mail to Or drop off your information at 5 West Main St., Suite #7 in Boyne City, MI 49712.

ers. You can check out Genesis Church at Boyne Valley Catholic Community The Boyne Valley Catholic Community announces its Summer Mass Schedule Saturday evening: 5:00 p.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City 7:00 p.m. at St. John Nepomucene (on M-32 and St. John’s Road-near East Jordan) Sunday morning: 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine in Boyne Falls 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City Call (231) 582-7718 for more information Special First Friday Mass in Honor of both the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of Gaylord and the 60th Anniversary of the Ordination of Pope

Benedict XVI will take place on Friday, July 1 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City. A Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows Mass and closed with Benediction. The sacrament of Penance is also available during that time. All are welcome. B.C. United Mehodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 am, 324 South Park Street. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 am – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Upper Peninsula Beef & Chicken Pasties are on sale for $2.75 each. Call the church office or stop by during office hours.


Rosemarie "Rose" Liska (May 30, 1945 - June 28, 2011) Rosemarie “Rose” Liska, age 66 of Mackinaw City passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the Hospice House with her family by her side. She was born May 30, 1945 in Hamtramck to Paul R. and Margaret (Petchnik) Liska. Survivors include her two brothers, Robert (Celeste) Liska of Alanson and Paul E. (Ruth) Liska of Mackinaw City and three nephews, Jim (Jib) Liska and their daughters, Kate and Claire of Harbor Springs, Jeff (Mary) Liska and their son, Benjamin of Okemos and Craig (Shannon) LaCross of Carp Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents. As Rose wished, no services are planned at this time. A private family interment service will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Mackinaw City, Michigan. Memorial contributions in

Rose’s name may be directed to the Mackinaw City Bible Church or the Hospice House. Nordman-Christian Funeral Home is caring for the family. Charles D. “Chuck” Charboneau (October 11, 1931 - June 24, 2011) Charles D. “Chuck”Charboneau, 79, of Cheboygan, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church. Fr. Paul Magee will celebrate the mass. The Charboneau family will receive friends at the church from 10:00am until the time of mass at 11:00am. Chuck was born October 11, 1931 in Cheboygan, the son of Arthur and Mae (Jarvis) Charboneau. He grew up in Cheboygan where he attended catholic

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school. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in Germany during the Korean War. On September 22, 1956, Chuck married Dawn M. Brown at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cheboygan. They were happily married for 55 years. Chuck worked at Detroit Tap & Tool in Cheboygan and retired in 1993 after 28 years. He had also drove school bus for Cheboygan Area Schools for many years. Chuck was very civic minded and served on the Cheboygan City Counsel for thirty two years and also on the Board of Appeals for eleven years. He was a great family man and enjoyed being involved in his grandchildren’s lives and attending their sporting events. Besides Dawn, his children and grandchildren were the loves of his life. His love of sports made him a hard working advocate for our beautiful ice pavilion and Major City Park.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Dawn; children, Debra (Rodney) LaHaie and Randy (Becky) Charboneau, both of Cheboygan; grandchildren, Dr. Nicole LaHaie of Petoskey, Jason (Tessa) LaHaie of Rapid City, SD, David Charboneau of Cheboygan and Samuel Charboneau of Cheboygan; brothers, Jack Charboneau of Cheboygan, Carl Charboneau of CA, Dick Charboneau of Cheboygan and Leonard (Sybil) Charboneau of FL; sisters, Hazel Gouine of Lincoln Park, MI, Betty (Richard) Stonehouse of Cheboygan, Delores Perry of Cheboygan and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Jerry (Joanie) Brown and sisters-in-law, Darlene Perry and Gail Davidson, all of Cheboygan. Besides his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his siblings, Arnold Charboneau, Arthur Charboneau, Jr., Mary (Babe)

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Deroshia and Aurelie Deroshia. Memorial contributions in Chuck’s name may be directed to either the Hospice House or Cheboygan Memorial Hospital’s Larson Hall Activity Fund. Nordman-Christian Funeral Home is serving the Charboneau family. Emma Reinbold (April 19, 1920 - June 20, 2011) Emma J. Reinbold passed away at Bay Bluffs of Harbor Springs on Monday June 20, 2011 at the age of 91. Emma was born at home in Bliss, Michigan on April 19, 1920, the devoted and beloved daughter of Glenn Elias Fero and Anne MacKay Taylor, both from Scotland. She grew up to be a tenacious and mischievous girl, which she mostly attributed to the guiding behavior of her brothers and cousins.

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Strong-minded, courageous and outgoing, Emma graduated from Pellston High School in 1938 and went on to complete college at Western, against all odds. She especially loved to do the things that seemed practically insurmountable. In July 1945, Emma started working for MSU Extension in Emmet County. She became a foundation for the extension service, leading many groups in Emmet, Cheboygan and Charlevoix counties. Unafraid to venture out alone, she drove all over Northern and mid-Michigan to teach, lead programs and work with women’s groups to increase self-sufficiency, demonstrate new ideas and encourage people, young and old, to reach their goals and improve their lives. She tirelessly worked the hot and dusty County and State fairs, the 4-H Achievement Days and the annual summer camps at Wilderness State Park – all the while making time to stop and listen to anyone who needed her. She produced a radio show and a newspaper column, all while raising children, hosting a myriad of foreign exchange students and sewing, quilting and baking for every occasion. Emma retired from MSU Extension in 1967, leaving her mark for hundreds of 4-H girls and boys, co-workers and community organizations. Emma married Sidney Reinbold from Canada in 1951. They were quite a pair – both well-loved in the community

and both well-known for being available to help anyone who needed it. Only Sid could match Emma’s boundless energy, and only Emma could shine through Sid’s superhero antics. Sid preceded Emma in death in 1986, and although the loss was a devastating blow, Emma continued on with a strength that was inspirational to others. She lived in their Pellston home until just shortly before the end of her days. Emma was active in her church, and had a strong faith in God. She was most at ease and in awe while in nature, listening to the trees and admiring the natural world. When she the lost her sight in 1991, she mourned her inability to continue to sew, read and drive. In true form, she adapted and was able to continue her fiercely independent life, using a four-wheeler to get through the woods at the family’s beloved farm in Brutus and an Amigo to buzz around town in Pellston. While Emma was a touchstone for many, she was truly cherished by her son Michael and her daughter Mary Emma. She was the loving and devoted grandmother to Sean and Allison Reinbold, J.J. and Eli Vail and Caitlin (Noël) Fisher. Her unfailing support, courage and laughter were treasured gifts for the whole family, and for everyone she met. At 91 years old, Emma was still the rock of our souls, and there will be a space for her in our hearts forever. A memorial service celebrating her life has been planned for this Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope

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United Methodist Church in Levering. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Emma’s memory may be directed to the Emmet County 4-H Youth Programs at Emmet County MSU Extension, 3434 Harbor-Petoskey Road, Harbor Springs, MI 48740. Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey. Margaret M. Boucard (October 22, 1917 - June 20, 2011) Margaret M. Boucard, 93, of Cheboygan, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011. A lifelong resident of the area, Margaret was born October 22, 1917 in Detroit, the daughter of Frank and Wanda (Krzywdzinski) Kwilos. On August 19, 1939 in Detroit, she married Alfred Boucard, who preceded her in death in 1988. Surviving are her four children, Don, Paul, Margaret, and Louis, her grandchildren, Michael, Jeffery, Mary, Julie, Catherine, Paul Robert, David, and Danny, 12 great grandchildren, and her caregiver and dear friend, Angela Russ. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alfred, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth. A private family gathering was held.

Memorials may be made to Bishop Baraga School. The Nordman-Christian Funeral Home is caring for the family. Benita K. “Nita” Beckley (January 10, 1947 - June 19, 2011) Benita K. “Nita” Beckley, age 64 of Indian River passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Hospice House. She was born January 10, 1947 in Exeter, CA to Ben E. and Iris L. (Usrey) Rogers. On December 21, 1983 in Flushing, Nita married James “Jim” Beckley who survives. Nita was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking and was a former member of the Indian River Eagles. Besides her husband Jim, Nita is survived by her children, Janine (Scott) Yurk of Grand Blanc, Timothy (Veronica) Busha of Atlanta, GA, Greg (Natalie Hill) Beckley of Flushing and Linda (James) Michael of Flushing, eight grandchildren, Shelby and Jacob Yurk, Cordaro, T.J. and Aunyai Busha, Richie Austin, Brett Beckley, Lily Hill and Jeffery Binder, sistersin-law, Sue (Bob) Higley

of Gaylord, Sandy (Don) Jamison of Fort Myers, FL, Barbara Laviolette of Indian River and Dorothy Beckley of Zephyr Hills, FL and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions in Nita’s name may be directed to the Lupus Foundation. Arrangements are being handled by the Lintz Funeral Home.

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Dave Hagedorn (above) makes kettle corn for the Jumpin’ Kernels during the art fair on Sunday, July 3 in Veterans Park. Pictured at left is Martina Hahn of the Boyne Arts Collective as she puts on a magical art show for youngsters. Pictured at the top middle of the page is one of numerous youth who beat the heat with the inflatable water slide in Veterans Park last Sunday.

Charlie Witthoeft (above) of Hipps -n- Ricco blows the harp during a rocking blues tune at “Stroll the Streets” on Friday, July 1, the kickoff to the July 4 weekend. Arlene Connolly (below) paints healing water lilies during the art fair last Saturday. Connolly came out to Boyne City from Cheboygan.

PHOTOS BY JOSH SAMPSON AND CHRIS FAULKNOR Collette Mathewson of Tawas (at left) works on the hair of Shannon Bacon of South Lion during the art fair. Pictured at right are two of Boyne City’s finest who were out on patrol during the “Stroll The Streets” event last Friday, July 1 in Boyne City.

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STATE & REGION NEWS NEWS BRIEFS Conservation volunteers Law change allows volunteers to take on larger role in conservation efforts The DNR has long relied on volunteers to help ensure the state’s natural areas remain accessible. House Bill 4111, removes restrictions on most types of duties volunteers may perform, opening up opportunities for volunteers to work on a wide range of conservation projects such as improving wildlife habitats in state forest areas and wetland preservation. In addition to allowing volunteers to work outside the state park system, they will also be able to use DNR equipment and machinery at the department’s discretion, and they will be protected from lawsuits resulting from their work. H.B. 4111 is now Public Act 65 of 2011.

Judges given more leeway LANSING, Mich. - A new law gives judges more discretion when looking at expunging criminal records. Under current law, courts may not clear a person’s criminal records if he or she committed more than one offense. The new law gives judges the ability to expunge a person’s criminal record even if there are up to two additional minor offenses on it. A minor offense is defined as a misdemeanor or ordinance violation with a maximum 90-day penalty and maximum $1,000 fine that was committed when the individual was 21 or younger. Serious crimes such as murder and rape cannot be expunged.

Merit chooses broadband provider Merit Network Selects Boardman River Communications as FiberOptic Construction Contractor for REACH-3MC Broadband service operator and contractor based in Kalkaska will construct portions of 1,017-mile network extension that will improve education and economic development ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Merit Network, Inc. announced today the selection of Boardman River Communications as an outside plant (OSP) construction vendor for Merit’s Round 1 REACH3MC broadband stimulus project. Boardman River Communications, a veteran owned and U.S. Small Business Administration Certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SBA-SDB) broadband service operator and contractor based in Kalkaska, is one of seven Michigan-based companies that will participate in the project as construction vendors. As part of Merit’s Round 1 REACH-3MC project, Boardman River Communications will help to construct 1,017 miles of fiberoptic infrastructure through rural and underserved communities in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. As part of Merit’s Round 1 REACH-3MC project, CCI will help to construct 1,017 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure through rural and underserved communities in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. “Merit is proud to lead a project like REACH-3MC that engages local companies from across the state to work together for something that will benefit all of Michigan,” said Bob Stovall, vice president of network operations and

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Students rank better on ACT, Merit Exam

LANSING - Over the five years the state has given the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), Michigan high school students have improved their scores in nearly all subjects, reports the Michigan Department of Education. The MME, which includes the ACT college entrance exam, showed increases in the number of students scoring proficient or advanced in four of the five subject areas tested since 2007, including reading, writing, mathematics, and science. The largest increase occurred in writing, increasing from 40 to 47 percent between 2007 and 2011, followed closely by a math increase from 46 to 52 percent, science from 56 to 61 percent, and reading from 60 to 63 percent. ACT scores for the more than 109,000 students taking the MME this spring increased for a fourth consecutive year, scoring an average of 19.3 on the ACT Composite, which is up from 18.7 in 2008. The ACT Composite Score is the average of four ACT test scores (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science). From 2010 to 2011, students meeting all four ACT college-ready benchmarks, a measure on Governor Rick Snyder’s Education Dashboard, improved from 16 percent to 17 percent (nearly 7 percent difference) - representing an additional 1,090 students over the previous year. The gap in achievement on the MME between many of the student population groups has narrowed when comparing results from 2007 to 2011. The high school juniors who took the Michigan Merit Exam this past spring are the second set of students required by law to complete the new high school requirements in order to graduate.

engineering for Merit. “The goal of REACH-3MC is to improve education and increase economic development opportunities in rural communities in Michigan,” Stovall explained. “And the REACH-3MC infrastructure that Merit will construct with Boardman River Communications will go a long way toward accomplishing that goal.” “By near-sourcing work to Michigan-based companies like Boardman River Communications, Merit supports local communities in the REACH-3MC service areas by creating jobs in addition COURTESY PHOTO to the benefits the infrastructure Contractor chosen to install area will bring,” said Eric Grandstaff, Northwest Michigan member broadband infrastructure. relations manager for Merit Net- ing separate networks within the work. same sheath. Up to 35 jobs will be created at The REACH-3MC fiber will imBoardman River Communications prove education and quality of life for this portion of the project. in the service areas by connecting Boardman River Communica- community anchor institutions tions was selected from a num- to Merit’s high-performance netber of qualified vendors that re- work. The participation of comsponded to a Request for Proposal mercial sub-recipients, who will (RFP) Merit issued in August own strands at various intervals in 2010. They will complete aerial the network, will improve service and underground construction, to homes and businesses. And beinstalling conduit and deploying cause the infrastructure is openfiber through various segments of access, it will support local ISPs the network build. with new, affordable backhaul opREACH-3MC infrastructure will tions. take the form of what is com- Merit Network helps fund monly referred to as a “condo REACH-3MC with a grant they build” in the telecommunications received from the Broadband industry. Merit Network, having Technology Opportunities Proplanned the network and applied gram (BTOP) of the National for and received a grant, will be Telecommunications and Inforthe owner of record for the fiber mation Administration (NTIA). sheath and will be responsible for BTOP is part of the American Reconstruction and maintenance. covery and Reinvestment Act of Within the fiber sheath, both Mer- 2009 (ARRA), otherwise known it and commercial sub-recipients as the Stimulus Package. will own strands of fiber, creat-

LANSING- In what Attorney General Bill Schuette calls protecting communities from “growing public safety problems” he is seeking to shut down medical marijuana growing operations by offering an opinion that “marijuana farms,” as he put it, should be banned. “Michigan voters didn’t count on pot shops springing up across from their schools and churches,” said Schuette of what he called a poorly written law. Schuette filed a brief on June 27, in support of the City of Livonia in the case, Linda Lott and Robert Lott v City of Birmingham, City of Bloomfield Hills, and City of Livonia, as-

signed to Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Baxter. The case involves a legal challenge brought by the ACLU regarding the authority of communities to prohibit medical marijuana use or sales on the grounds that marijuana possession violates federal law. In a brief filed with the court, Schuette sides with Livonia, arguing that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act is preempted by federal law and that local communities should not be forced to sanction criminal activity. Schuette noted that conservative estimates suggest there are hundreds of dispensaries across the state, with 84 in the Lansing area alone. While state courts complete their review of cases involving the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, Schuette is launching a parallel effort to work with legislators to craft fixes to the law. Schuette has joined Representative John Walsh (R-Livonia), Senator Rick Jones (RGrand Ledge) and Berrien County Prosecutor Art Cotter at the State Capitol to BILL SCHUETTE support commonsense leg-

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Bidding open on DNR lands

The Department of Natural Resources today announced that 45 parcels of state-owned land in six Michigan counties will be offered for sale by sealed-bid auction at www.michigan. gov/landforsale. The parcels, located mainly in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Michigan including Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Gladwin, Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties, have been reviewed by the DNR and approved for sale as surplus land. These properties range in size from less than an acre to 120 acres. They vary in character from riverside and lakeside parcels to forested properties to a parcel within the city of Sault Ste. Marie adjacent to a golf course. A parcel with an existing communications tower and a property with Lake Michigan frontage are also being offered. Information on the auction and on other land available for purchase, including photos, property descriptions, terms and conditions and instructions to submit a bid, is available at www. by clicking on Land Auction. Sealed bids must be postmarked by midnight on Aug. 8, and will be opened on Aug. 17. There is a minimum bid for each parcel. Property information and bid forms are also available upon request to the Real Estate Services Section, P.O. Box 30448, Lansing, MI 48909-7948 or by calling 517-241-2742. Proceeds from land sales are used to improve recreation opportunities for the public and to enhance management capabilities on existing state land.

islative reforms to assist law enforcement, prosecutors and communities. “I welcome legislative reforms that will give prosecutors and law enforcement the tools they need to crack down on criminals who exploit the loopholes of this law,” said Schuette. Schuette also addressed his first formal Attorney General opinion LANSING, Mich. - A package of addressing the Michigan Medical bills that will increase collaboraMarihuana Act that was released last tion and provide cohesive data on children who have died in state week. Schuette concludes in Attorney Gen- care. A public registry of statistieral Opinion 7259 that the Michigan cal information regarding children Medical Marihuana Act does not per- who have died under state supervimit the collective growing or sharing sion will be created. Also, courts of marijuana plants on cooperative will have access to confidential information from DHS pertainmarijuana farms. Schuette concludes that the Michi- ing to children who died while gan Medical Marihuana Act requires under state care. DHS will also be each patient’s plants to be grown and required to provide notification to maintained in a separate enclosed, the courts, Legislature and Office locked facility that is only accessible of Children’s Ombudsman within to the registered patient or the pa- one business day if a child dies in state custody in addition to several tient’s registered primary caregiver. Cooperative marijuana farms do other new measures. not fulfill those requirements, The color on this page is graciously Schuette said. sponsored by Great Lakes Energy The opinion is available on the Attorney General’s web site, www.michigan. gov/agopinions.

Child safety bill passed

State & Local Government Official Contacts Republican Governor Rick Snyder Office of the Governor 111 South Capitol Ave. P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 335-6397

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat Northern Michigan Office 3335 S. Airport Road West, Suite 6B Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 929-1031

U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Democrat 269 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Northern Michigan office: 107 Cass St., Suite E Traverse City, MI 496842602 (231) 947-9569

112th District Michigan House of Representatives Greg MacMaster, Republican Anderson House Office Bldg. S-1389 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909 Email: GregMacMaster@

Petoskey office: 200 Divison St. Suite 178 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-0657 Michigan State Senator for the 37th District, Howard Walker, Republican 910 Farnum Building P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909-7536 E-mail SenHWalker@ (517) 373-2413 Charlevoix County Board Commissioners

• Joel Evans, Chairman 10448 Lord Rd., East Jordan, MI 49727 District # 4 536-7073 • Richard L. Gillespie, Vice-Chair 38270 Gallagher Ave, Beaver Island, MI 49782 District # 6 448-2577 • Shirlene Tripp 07682 Old US 31 N., Charlevoix, MI 49720 District # 1

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District # 5 547-8463 Boyne City Commission 319 N. Lake St. Boyne City, MI 49712 phone: 231-582-6597 fax: 231-582-6506 • Charles Vondra, Mayor 1126 Nordic Drive Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-5520 • Ronald Grunch 400 Silver Street Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-6974

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Work toward your own financial Independence Day

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City On July 4, we shoot fireworks, attend picnics, watch parades and otherwise celebrate our nation’s independence and the many freedoms we enjoy. But as you go through life, you’ll find out how important it is to work towards another type of freedom — financial free-

dom. That’s why you need to put strategies in place to help you work towards your own Financial Independence Day. And there’s no way to “sugar-coat” this task, because it will be challenging. In recent years, a combination of factors — including depressed housing prices, rising health care costs, frozen or eliminated pension plans and the financial market plunge of 2008 and early 2009 — has made it more difficult for many of us to accumulate the resources we’ll need to enjoy the retirement lifestyle we’ve envisioned. In fact, the average American family faces a 37 percent shortfall in the income they will need in retirement, according to a recent report by consulting firm McKinsey & Company. But now that we’ve gotten the “bad” stuff out of the way, let’s turn to the good news: You can do a great deal to work towards financial freedom during your retirement years. Here are

some suggestions that can help: Save and invest more. Obviously, the younger you are, the greater the benefit you’ll get by increasing your savings and investments. But whatever your age, you’ll find that it pays to save and invest more. During difficult economic times, of course, it’s not always easy to boost your savings and investments, but try to find ways that are as “automatic” as possible. For example, whenever you get a

raise, increase your 401(k) contributions, which come directly from your paycheck. And whenever you get a “windfall,” such as a tax refund, try to use part of it for your IRA or another investment account. Rebalance your portfolio. It’s always a good idea to periodically rebalance your investments to make sure they are still aligned with your goals and risk tolerance. But it’s especially important to rebalance as you get older and you near retirement. At

this stage, you’ll want to decrease the volatility in your portfolio and lock in what gains you’ve achieved, so you may want to move some (but certainly not all) of your more aggressive investments into less volatile ones. Cut down on debts. It’s easier said than done, but anything you can do to reduce your debt load will free up money to invest for your retirement. Work diligently to pay off whatever debts you can and examine your lifestyle to find areas in which you can reduce spending. Consider working part-time during retirement. Many

Americans are now living longer and enjoying happy, healthy retirements. In fact, the concept of “retirement” has changed so that it now includes any number of activities — including parttime work in a completely different area from one’s previous career. If you are willing to do even a little part-time work during your retirement years, you can greatly reduce the financial pressures you may face during this time of your life. The 4th of July comes and goes quickly. So put strategies in place now to help you work towards your own Financial Independence Day.

Bill may lower fees for underwater logging Michigan’s submerged log recovery program may finally get off the ground under new permits and an even-keeled state fee structure proposed in legislation by Rep. Greg MacMaster. The House today approved House Bill 4554 to allow new permits to be issued, as well as making log recovery costs more affordable. “Submerged logs from the old growth forests taken during Michigan’s booming timber days hold a lot of value that has been untapped because of bureaucratic red tape,” said MacMaster, R-Kewadin. “Michigan needs the economic and job creation boost this industry can provide today, just

as logging did when our state was in its infancy years ago.” The state owns the submerged logs as part of the Great Lakes bottomlands and the program was put in place to regulate the industry as well as provide compensation for taking the resource. The current program saw few permits issued and hardly any of those are now considered active. During the almost 10 years of program operation, no submerged logs have been recovered even though the market for old growth timber has grown as expert and artisan craftsmen search for unique, high-quality material for their goods. The new application fee will

be $500; followed by a $3,000 recovery charge once the permit is granted. A recovery company will then pay the state 15 percent of the stumpage value. “The program that is about to end had a company shell out an exorbitant amount of money for the permit application, whether they were granted the permit or not, MacMaster said. “It didn’t make sense, or for an affordable risk for a company, to take such a gamble. Under my proposal, they can get their authorization, go to work and then pay for what they actually PHOTO COURTESY STATE OF MICHIGAN harvest.” HB 4554 now goes to the Sen- Trees that sank to the bottom of Michigan’s lakes while being transported by the logging industry 100 years ago are now a much sought after commodity. ate.

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As part of this expansion, Crossroads Secure Shred is excited to announce it is now offering its services in the Boyne City area. In addition to pickups of one-time purges, Crossroads offers locked bins and office consoles to be placed at your site and picked up on a regular schedule. To celebrate its expansion, Crossroads is offering this promotion in Boyne City for a limited time: Contact Crossroads Secure Shred by September 1, 2011 about becoming

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at the Missouri School of Journalism, NNA tests reactions of people living in smaller communities served by local newspapers. Since 2005, NNA has done research on how people read and what they think about their local newspapers. Results have been fairly consistent over the years, though the surveys have focused more tightly on small communities during the five years. For the 2010 survey, readership for towns with newspapers that have circulations of 8,000 or less were sampled. The community size has not significantly affected outcomes. The surveys show that community newspapers have remained popular. The early data indicate that the positive findings are consistent with the earlier surveys: •73 percent of those surveyed read a local newspaper each week. •Those readers, on average, share their paper with 3.34 persons. •They spend about 37.5 minutes reading their local newspapers. •78 percent read most or all of their community newspapers. •41 percent keep their community newspapers six or more

days (shelf life). •62 percent of readers read local news very often in their community newspapers, while 54 percent say they never read local news online (only 9 percent say they read local news very often online). •39 percent of those surveyed read local education (school) news very often in their newspapers, while 67 percent never read local education news online. •30 percent read local sports news very often in their newspapers, while 67 percent never read local sports online. •35 percent read editorials or letters to the editor very often in their newspapers, while 74 percent (nearly three quarters) never read editorials or letters to the editor online. Public notice Even though state and local governments are debating the best way to transmit public notice, those readers surveyed said newspapers remain the best way to receive such notices: •75 percent think governments should be required to publish pub-

lic notices in newspapers, with 23 percent reading public notices very often in their newspapers. •71 percent have Internet access in the home, but 66 percent never visit a website of a local government. •Of those with Internet access at home, 89 percent have broadband access. The local community newspaper is the primary source of information about the local community for 49.3 percent of respondents. The next best source runs a distant second: friends and relatives for 18 percent of respondents and TV, 16 percent. Readers are nearly seven times more likely to get their local news from their community newspapers than from the Internet (7.7 percent). Less than 6 percent say their primary local news source is radio. Sampling methodology The 2010 survey was based on 670 telephone interviews completed with residents that lived in areas where the local newspapers had a circulation of 8,000 or less in the U.S. in August and October

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to your health NMRHS Men’s Support Northern Michigan Regional Health System Launches Support Group for Men with Prostate Cancer Northern Michigan Regional Health System is launching a new program for men with prostate cancer. The “Man to Man” program, developed by the American Cancer Society, helps men cope with prostate cancer through health lectures and education, books and other resources, and support for patients and their family members. A core component of the program is the self-help and/or support group. Volunteers organize these free monthly meetings where speakers and participants learn about and discuss prostate cancer, treatment, side effects, and how to cope with a prostate cancer diagnosis and its treatment. For more information, please call (231) 4874000. Free Colorectal Exam Kits The American Cancer Society recommends regular colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50. Meyerson says that can be difficult for people who do not have health insurance that covers the cost of screening. So the Health Department is offering free at-home colorectal cancer screening kits for men and women age 50 to 64 from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties who are uninsured or whose health insurance does not cover colorectal cancer screening. Call the Health Department at (800) 4324121 to check eligibility and request an athome screening kit. Cancer Support Group Circle of Strength Cancer Support Group meets on the First Wednesday of every month at Charlevoix Area Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of Hospital. Time: 10:30a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and on Beaver Island-Medical Center at the same time each month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 6, 2011. We will welcome anyone in the area to join us for sharing, learning and making new friends. If you have been diagnosed with cancer now or in the past, if you are a family member of a person with cancer, or a friend and support person of someone with cancer, you will always gain something special from a meeting. We will be joining (via REMC-like TV live,) the support group on Beaver Island. We are in this together. Free Varicose Vein Screening July 14 A free screening for those interesting in finding out more about venous disease will take place Tuesday June 21st and Thursday July 14th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the new medical office complex on Charlevoix Area Hospital’s campus. Hosted by Charlevoix surgeon Marc Lame MD, the event will give patients an opportunity to learn about risk factors, prevention, spider and varicose veins, and treatment options—including the new VNUS Closure procedure. Everyone is welcome to participate, and there is no charge or obligation. Those wishing to attend should make an appointment by calling Charlevoix Surgeons, (231) 547-2812.

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NMRH receives grant to improve patient safety The Northern Michigan Regional Health System Foundation has received $31,500 in grant funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation to support a one-year study of patients diagnosed with diabetes at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. Northern Michigan Regional Hospital will use funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation to create a strategy to bridge the gap from the inpatient setting to home and follow-up with primary care physicians. “Although diabetes is one of the most common, complex, and costly chronic health conditions, and a

leading cause of death and disability in the United States, it is also one of the most manageable and preventable. Yet, the number of people being diagnosed with diabetes is growing every year,” said Reezie DeVet, President & CEO of Northern Michigan Regional Health System. In response to the increase in diabetes, DeVet said Northern Michigan Regional Hospital designed a diabetes care coordination intervention program to guide proper diabetes management, reduce the risk of complications, and improve quality of life. “With this generous grant from

the Cardinal Heath Foundation, our hope is that greater knowledge in self-care skills will translate into diabetic patients who feel empowered to make positive lifestyle changes and who will commit to taking an active role in their follow-up care,” she said. In 2011, the Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to help nearly 40 healthcare providers in 20 states improve the excellence, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare they provide to patients. For the second consecutive year, this competitive grant program specifically encouraged pro-

viders to submit funding requests for programs that seek to improve medication management or operating room safety. “The E3 Grant Program funding has been used by hundreds of healthcare organizations over the past three years to implement meaningful, long-term improvements in the way they care for patients,” said Shelley Bird, executive vice president of public affairs for Cardinal Health and chairperson of the Cardinal Health Foundation. “We congratulate Northern Michigan Regional Hospital for being selected as a grant recipient this year.”

Drinking coffee benefits the brain and more SUBMITTED BY SALLY GRUTSCH Coffee is not proven to cure any health problems but it does appear to benefit a few. People who drink one or two cups of coffee per day, regular or decaffeinated, are statistically less likely to develop Parkinson’s Disease, gout, Type II Diabetes, some dementia, and dental cavities. Moderate coffee drinkers have a fewer cases of strokes, some heart diseases and some cancers (esophageal, pharyngeal, and prostate). Harvard School of Public Health found that men and women have less gallbladder disease if they regularly consumed coffee. The Nurses’ Health Study has 83,700 participants who had 20 percent fewer strokes if they consumed coffee regularly. Heart arrhythmias were 20% less likely in coffee drinkers, too. This evidence was concluded in a study with 130,000 participants. As 12-year study with 45,000 men demonstrates that coffee

consumption reduces likelihood of gout. Many people recognize the laxative power of coffee and it is a mild diuretic. The tannin in coffee even reduce plaque formation and can help, slightly, with dental cavity reduction. Now there is evidence published in the Journal of Alzheimer Disease that coffee helps improve the memory of people who have Alzheimer’s as well as helping prevent the brain disease. The new Alzheimer’s research shows that four to five cups of boost the production of a chemical that interferes with a sticky protein, beta amyloid, that clogs the brain’s nerve relay system in Alzheimer patients. Another study that observed 1,400 people for 20 years in Finland and Sweden showed 65 percent fewer dementia and Alzheimer’s disease compared with non-coffee drinkers. Coffee drinkers are not likely to need encouragement to continue with their morning cup of joe, but perhaps they will enjoy this routine a little more with this re-


Some studies show regular consumption of coffee may offer numerous health benefits. assuring body of evidence demonstrating that coffee is good for you. Sally Grutsch is a Boyne City resident in the medical field. Her

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Transforming a diagnosis into an inspiration (ARA) - Most people who hear the dreaded words, “You have cancer,” immediately feel they have been given a death sentence. Jason Green knows this feeling all too well. In October 2007, Green was told by his doctor that he had chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML, a type of cancer where the body produces cancerous white blood cells. Upon hearing those frightening words, Jason was instinctively worried how this would impact his family. Would he be too sick to maintain the active lifestyle to which he was accustomed? Would he be alive to share family vacations, birthdays and graduations? Green’s oncologist, Dr. Ian Flinn, director of the Hematologic Malignancies Research Program of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tenn., explained that while CML is a blood cancer, or

leukemia, significant advances in treatments have been made over the last 15 years and a diagnosis was no longer considered a death sentence. Research looking at the role of the gene responsible for CML, known as Bcr-Abl, has led to the development of drugs that specifically block the ability of this gene to send signals to produce the cancerous white blood cells. As a result, this form of leukemia is now a disease that can be managed for a long time by working with a doctor to develop the best possible treatment plan. “Jason and I worked closely together on developing a treatment strategy so that he could properly manage his disease, while still experiencing the important things in his life - including watching his children grow up,” says Flinn. “We focused on finding a medication designed to target the

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the individual’s perspective. I am wondering if this has happened as a result of the ongoing revolts we are witnessing on our TVs. They are the actions of the common people in land after land as they seek an end to their government’s infringements on their ability to live constructive, happy and worthwhile lives. Somewhere in our school years we all read and studied the Constitution of our land and the Bill of Rights. As adults we read and hear them dissected, re-interpreted and expanded into new versions. Our government officials and judiciary often storm at each other as their views and judgments extend off into diverse directions. The opinions expressed are developed from widely different points of view, backgrounds, life styles and motivations. This process has been active since the day both governmental documents were signed into law – two hundred and thirty-five years ago as of yesterday. There is the tendency for the old to look upon those in their teens and twenties as worthless and the young conclude the oldsters are a bunch of stick-in-the-muds and not ‘with it’. Yet either would give their life for the other if the need would present itself. In America this is freedom;


FROM PAGE 2 ing, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff. When used to cover a casket or coffin, the flag should be placed with the blue field covering the head and over the left shoulder. The flag should not be lowered into the grave or touch the ground at any time. The flag should never be used as the covering for a headstone or other statue or monument. When taken from the casket, the flag should be formally and properly folded as a triangle with only the stars showing. Subsequently, the flag may be displayed in a storage case or it may be unfolded and flown. The ceremony of draping the casket with a United States Flag is used to honor veterans, patriotic citizens, and highly regarded state and national officials. Several organizations have defined the meaning of each fold of the flag.


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the right to disagree and yet to love and protect. Freedom is not the right to break the law. It grants each of us the opportunity to respect the law as it stands and to change or adjust that law when such a need might arise. However we are expected to do it peacefully not by armed revolt. We all are aware of attempts to get around the law or manipulate it by those who don’t understand exactly the value of American freedom. We know of groups within these United States who place themselves above the law; the Klu Klux Klan and Mafia being examples. Often the members of such organizations see themselves as having the right to defy the law because they are Americans and therefore have the freedom to choose what they want to believe is right. The same is true of the stipulation that all citizens have the right to bear arms. Some interpreters of this right believe this includes all kinds of arms short of a cannon. Freedom of speech is one right we all cling to; granted some more than others. But as a journalist off and on throughout my life it is one I clutch close to my heart. Because of this I hold a deep aversion to those who misuse this precious right by writing, speaking and shouting untruths. We all are aware how frequently the right of freedom of speech is twisted into the ugly and dangerous during

political campaigns. What scares me the most is how often individuals pass on information they have learned from some second hand or unknown source; assuming it to be factual. Yet, despite it all, the majority of Americans treasure their freedoms so deeply that those who endeavor to deceive the citizenry seldom succeed. It is usual that the ancient saying, “The truth will out,” is proven true. The letters to the editor in this and most other newspapers attest to the freedom to disagree we enjoy. In American the Freedom to Worship as we might choose is a gift we all treasure, although there are those who believe it is only meant for Christians. However as the United States has welcomed its immigrants ( your and my ancestors ) onto its land they have embellished it with the greatest range of cultures, languages and religious beliefs to be found in any county in our world. Our colleges and universities have sought to embrace this enormous world of differences to share with those who have an interest. As a result this great nation offers to the world a wealth of knowledge, music, information, art, writing and religious beliefs found no place else. The guarantee of freedom of worship is extended to all no matter the kind. Most of us when we consider the freedom our government protects

for each of us have our own definition of its nature. We view these freedoms in a very personal manner and by doing so we accept them as the diagrams for our very own life. They become the foundation on which we build our years. Their ability to enter a life no matter the age, sex or culture has proven the unbelievable thinking and dedication which was used to create each. Every researcher, whether medical, technical or innovative has used the freedom we each cherish as their pathway on which to move into the unknown. Some painters have had their work critiqued; yet it hangs on walls for all to view. The same is true in the world of music, dance and writing. Daughter-in-laws are free to ignore the advice of mother-in-laws and the opposite is equally true. Employers are free to dismiss a worker for just reason and workers are free to seek employment elsewhere. Abused spouses and children are free to seek assistance in living their lives. Marriage partners are found through choice, not through arrangement. Our field of education can be our choice as well as the area in which we want to seek employment. Our Doctors and medical facilities are the ones we decide upon. Even the newspaper, weather channel, cell phone and choice of pet and/or car or other things we possess the freedom

to pick. We not only can choose the spouse with whom we want to spend our time but also if and how many children we will have. This is not true in some other countries. Here in the United States each of us is surrounded with decision making every day. I sometimes suspect this fact makes our lives more complex than that of many people in our world. The very freedoms we hold so tightly are constant reminders to each of us that here we do have choices. Deep within ourselves we recognize our freedoms as gifts that make our lives worthwhile and amazing. Because of this we will continue to cherish our freedoms and share them with as many others as may seek them. I am thinking of my two amazing grand-sons-in-law whose parents sent them to our country so that they would have freedoms that do not exist in their native lands. I stand in awe of these people for doing such a thing. I can’t imagine voluntarily giving up my child as he approached his teen years to enable him to have the freedoms and a way of life we all take for granted here in America. So the parade and the color filled sky of yesterday was not just a showy commercially toted event. Rather it was a time of celebration for what America is; the land of the free.

These are unique and original with each organization. When the flag is displayed in a manner other than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way that is with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street. When festoons, rosettes or draping’s desired, bunting of blue, white and red should be used, but never the flag. That the flag, when carried in a procession with another flag, or flags, should be either on the marching right; that is, the flag’s own right, or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line. The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped

and displayed from staffs. When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace. The order of precedence for flags generally is National flags (US first, then others in alphabetical order in English), State (host state first, then others in the order of admission) and territories (Washington DC, Puerto Rico, etc.), Military (in order of establishment: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard), then other. When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium on or off a podium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman’s or speaker’s right as he faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the clergyman or speaker (to the right of the audience).

Please note that the old guidelines differed from this updated and simplified one. When the flag is displayed on a car, the staff shall be fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right fender. When hung in a window, place the blue union in the upper left, as viewed from the street. The Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem The pledge of allegiance should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag, and saluting. When the national anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music. American flag salute Section 594 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, the new law (Public Law No. 110-181 of the United States Code) reads: By striking “all persons present” and all that follows through the end of the

section and inserting the following: “all persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Citizens of other countries present should stand at attention. All such conduct toward the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes.” Lately my wife. Pat, and I have noticed some homes and business about the Boyne area are in violation when displaying our American Flag. In closing; many people do, sadly some don’t, so please get off your dead butt, put down your drink, put out your cigarette, stand, take off your hat, and place your hand over your heart and show respect for our FLAG when it passes in parade!


FROM PAGE 2 3) A downstate Michigan school which expects parents to teach their children the alphabet found the time to hold an information session telling even preschoolers that a kindergartner they had never met had died of swine flu. Students were told that if they just hugged someone, they would be okay. Isn’t death a subject which only parents should have the right to discuss with their children? 4) Arizona passed a law banning classes (for primarily Latino students) in kindergarten thru 12th grade that promoted the overthrow of the U.S. government. Texts there referred to “White People” as “oppressors” who oppress Latino people. http://www.azcentral. com/news/articles/2011/06/15/20110615ari zona-ethnic-studies-violates-law-chief-says. html#ixzz1PRFJYV2N 5) The Progressive Forum in Sacramento, with Frances Fox Piven of Cloward and Piven fame, in April held a national Fight Back Teach-In focused on austerity, debt, corporate greed and What You Can Do About It. Among

others, students from Brown University ‘s Student Labor Alliance attended online. Our future teachers are hereby being indoctrinated. http://progressiveforum07.blogspot. com/2011/03/teach-in-april-5-national-effort. html 6) The San Francisco Chronicle wrote about an elementary school lesson on gender diversity featuring all-girl geckos and transgender clownfish. This is stealth indoctrination. 7) Redwood Heights Elementary School students at every grade level were introduced to the topic of gender diversity. http://www.sfgate. com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/23/ BAI51JJQ35.DTL#ixzz1NMeLdzEq 8) The U.S. Department of Education, the EPA, and the Council for Environmental Quality is developing school criteria which will indoctrinate our children to the beliefs of our government concerning global warming and the environment. 9) Van Jones’ “Speak Truth to Power” human rights curriculum was introduced to over 1000 middle and high school students in New York, focusing on corporate greed, Chinese labor camps and abolishing the death penalty. http:// 10) New York City special investigator for schools reported that in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007 spring break trips to Cuba were taken by public-school students, with permission from the school and the Department of Education. “You know, Ms. Lacey, I’m a communist,” he told the reporter. http://cityroom.

11) America’s Safe School Czar, appointed by President Barack Obama, was Kevin Jennings, known in Massachusetts for his GayLesbianStraightEducationNetwork Conference in which teens were given information on hard-core, unorthodox, (unprintable here) sexual practices. That doesn’t make me feel our children are being protected at all. http://

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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.

bricks are $90 and can include up to 90 characters to recognize a veteran; 4-by-4-inch bricks are $45 and include up to 45 characters. To purchase a brick or make a donation, contact George Lasater at 231582-7001 or Bill Bricker at 5493708. The memorial committee is also offering a War Memorial Calendar to raise funds for ongoing maintenance of the site. Calendars features photos of the memorial benches and are sold for $15. To purchase a 2012 calendar, contact Dean Kleinschrodt at 549-8000.

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) 3304990. We thank you for your support of your local American Legion.

Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 West Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at (231) 5829495

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 yearround. 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 St. 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 smoke-free. The Early Birds start at 6pm and Finish 9:45p.m. Food concessions are available. Memorial Fundraiser Veterans Memorial group selling bricks and calendars The Boyne City Area War Memorial Committee is now selling Veterans Memorial Bricks as a fund-raiser to create a new sidewalk at the Memorial in Veterans Park on the Boyne City lakefront. Two brick sizes are available - 8-by-8-inch

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 Community Band Rehearsals July rehearsals will be held at the concert venue, East Jordan’s Memorial Park band shell, beginning at 6:30 p.m. prior to the performances. Now in its 21st year, the Jordan Valley Community Band provides area musicians with a means for continued musical expression and is an important cultural resource for our area. With diverse musical backgrounds and abilities, members range in age from students to senior citizens who presently travel from communities in Charlevoix, Antrim and Emmet counties to rehearse and perform. The band is hoping area high school musicians will join them for this summer’s concert series. If you or someone you know plays an instrument or has played in the past and would like to return to the fun and excitement of band participation, please contact our President, Leslie Cunningham at 5472145, Secretary/Treasurer, Phyllis Childs at 582-3488 or Director, Becky Palmiter at 582-3734. We will add your name to our mailing list and help you find an instrument, if necessary.

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NOW - AUG. 24 Tai Chi Classes Summer Tai Chi Classes at the Boyne District Library. Morning Tai Chi classes will continue to meet on Wednesdays at The Boyne District Library in Boyne City. Classes are held in the downstairs Community Room. Classes are $5 each class, open to everyone. This session starts July 1, and continues Through Aug. 24. The beginner’s class meets from 9:00- 9:50, and is open to anyone interested in learning Tai Chi. Tai Chi Fundamentals is an accessible form for everyone, it begins with simple movement patterns and progresses into a complete form. The continuing/advanced class meets from 10:00 - 10:50. Familiarity with the Tai Ch fundamentals form is essential for the continuing class. This class is also learning the Yang Short Form. The Yang form is more difficult to learn, often taking a year or more of daily practice. Meg McClorey teaches the Tai Chi Fundamentals form and The Yang Short Form. Meg has practiced the Yang Short form since 1994 and taught since 2000. Tai chi is a safe, gentle, non-impact exercise that promotes health and inner tranquility. It also builds strength & endurance, and improves balance, coordination & flexibility. Tai Chi is suitable for people with problems moving because of age, injury, and arthritis and all levels of physical fitness. For information call Meg: 231-5827689 Email - JULY 6 - 23 FREE CTAC CONCERTS The Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Up North Vocal Institute began the 2011 summer program at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center Monday, June 27 with 20 classically trained singers from all over the United States. “The students are experiencing ‘Opera Bootcamp’ where the mental, physical and technical aspects of a professional singing career are being taught” commented Up North Vocal Institute (UNVI) founding director, Matthew Chellis. Chellis is international opera and theatre star originally from Horton Bay, Michigan now based out of Chicago, Illinois. “The students will be performing free concerts every Friday and Saturday at the Boyne City Performing Arts Theatre in Boyne City, MI as well as at other local venues throughout Northern Michigan. We are thrilled to be a part of the northern Michigan arts scene and hope to see everyone at our concerts during the month of July” continued Chellis. Free concert schedule includes: Wednesday, July 6 - Charlevoix Harbor Pavilion downtown Charlevoix: 6:308:30pm Friday, July 8 BCHS Performing Arts Center: 7-9pm Sunday, July 10 Mackinac Island/ Grand Hotel 1:30


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Vlaggendansgroep Symbolica, an all-male flag waving dance company, from Genk, Belgium, will perform at the grassy area by the Marina in Bay Harbor at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 as a part of the “Voices Without Borders” shows. pm Friday, July 15 - Boyne City Stroll the Streets: 7-9pm Saturday, July 16 - Boyne City Sunset Park behind the Chamber of Commerce : 7-9pm Friday, July 22 - BCHS Performing Arts Center: 7-9pm Saturday, July 23 - BCHS Performing Arts Center: 7-9pm The Up North Vocal Institute For more information, contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center at (231) 347-4337 or or www.upnorthvocalinstitute. com.

July 10 at Boyne Arts Collective, 210 S Lake Street, Boyne City, BAC Stage Concert Series presents Craig Contrill. The acoustic musician is a former California native is now residing in Harbor Springs. He recently recorded a CD with music having a CA influence. So come

JULY 8 CAR & BOAT SHOW On July 8, Bob Mathers Ford will host its annual Classic Car and Boat Show on Water Street in downtown Boyne City. The fun begins at 5 p.m. JULY 10 BAC CONCERT

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soak up some real California sun with the music of Craig Contrill with refreshments served. Any questions, call Michael Lee Seiler at (231) 5822226 or email gorn2bwild@yahoo. com . Please visit www.boynearts. org July 11 Boating Safety Classes The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office will be offering Boater’s Safety classes on the following dates. Boating Safety Schedule July 11, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jordan Valley District Library Proctored Exam Time: July 11, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jordan Valley District Library This is only for those who have an on-line boating safety certificate. Individuals will take the state exam and are free to leave upon successful completion of exam. The class is free of charge and preregistration is not required. Minimum age for class attendance is 12 years of age. Students should bring date of birth information with them for registration purposes. For further questions call the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division at 547-4461, ext. 320. JULY 14 VARICOSE VEIN SCREENING From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the new medical office complex on Charlevoix Area Hospital’s campus. Those wishing to attend should make an appointment by calling Charlevoix Surgeons, (231) 5472812. JULY 14 VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS CONCERTS Bay Harbor will host two international youth dance companies from the Little Traverse Bay Children of the World in Harmony international youth choir and dance festival in July. Vlaggendansgroep Symbolica (an all-male flag waving dance company) from Genk, Belgium will perform at the grassy area by the Marina at 12:30pm on Thursday, July 14th. Later that same day, at 7:30pm, Zirka, a Ukrainian Youth Dance Ensemble from Daufine, Manitoba will perform in the same area. These performances are a part of the Children of the World in Harmony Youth Choir and Dance Festival produced by Voices Without Borders Inc. Other groups scheduled to perform in the festival are, the Niños y Jóvenes Cantores de la Escuela Nacional de Música from Mexico City; the Iowa Youth Chorale from across central Iowa; Chorknaben Boy Choir from Uetersen, Germany; and Championship Native American Hoop Dancers. Local groups participating in the festival are the Little Traverse Youth Choir, Dance Attack, and Dancers Without Borders.Singers from the Wattana Wittaya Academy Girl’s Choir of Bang-

kok, Thailand will join the Voices Without Borders International Festival Choir. Conducting the Festival choir will be Maestro Oscar Escalada, of La Plata, Argentina. Symbolica Vlaggendansgroep consists of some fifty boys between 11 and 18 years of age from the town of Genk, Belgium. The Group was founded in 1969. Flag-waving is said to have originated during the crusades or even before. Waving the company banner was a military act. Later, young company officers were entrusted with carrying the company banner. With graceful movements, they accompanied and steered the bulk of the army. In 2009, Symbolica celebrated its 40th year by developing a completely new show “Rhythm & Flags” which portrays the group’s new feeling of strength and dynamism Symbolica has toured to Switzerland, Italy, Poland and the United States and is touring this summer under the auspices of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Summer International Exchange Program. Zirka translates from Ukrainian to “Star” and the group’s dazzling performances prove they live up to the name. The main goal of Zirka has been to preserve and promote the rich Ukrainian heritage through Ukrainian dance and authentic costumes from the various regions of Ukraine. Zirka has performed in various locations in the United States including performances at the Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. In Canada they have performed at the Festival by the Sea in New Brunswick, at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival Choir, and at Expo ‘86 in Vancouver, BC. In 1991, a long-time dream of the group was fulfilled when they undertook a three week tour of Ukraine. Without caring host families, it would not be possible to present the 2011 Children of the World in Harmony International Youth Choir and Dance Festival. Therefore your application to be a host family is of great importance to us. Our principal concern is that the festival participants are provided a safe, comfortable and caring environment during their stay. If you are interested in becoming a host family for these groups, please contact Sara Russell-Kukuk at for additional information and to learn more about the Children of the World in Harmony festival go to www.vwbchoir,com JULY 15 RAVEN HILL 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Raven Hill Discovery Center is 20 years old and it’s time for a celebration. For the past 20 years Raven Hill Discovery Center has been has been providing life-long connections for children and adults that link science, history and the arts in a hands-on learning environment. Summer Magic 2011: “A 20th Birthday Celebration” will take place on the grounds of Raven Hill on Friday, July 15, 2011. At 7 p.m. the

festivities begin ($25 per person-reservations encouraged) in air-conditioned comfort. Guests are invited to explore indoor and outdoor exhibits and enjoy wine & hors d’oeuvres, demonstrations This world renowned of Hot Glass children’s choir and beads, two silent dance group will perauctions, and live form two concerts on music with Weaving the Wind. July 14 in Bay Harbor. The 11th conConcerts are 12:30 p.m. secutive grant and 7:30 p.m. that award from the Thursday. Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment of the Arts will provide an early glimpse of the “Michigan Coral COURTESY PHOTO Reef” expansion to the Center’s existing ”Exploring Beyond Jurastact: ine Warner, amongst others, as well sic Park exhibit. The grant allows (231) 536-3369 or www.ravenhill- as special musical performances by artists and interested teachers, Jen & Sygit & Sam Corbin, Kali Rea, students and community members Raven Hill Discovery Center, 04737 Pamela Chappell and Amelia Jo to create artistic interpretations of Fuller Road, East Jordan Blumke, amongst others. prehistoric sea creatures that might Weekend tickets include all workhave lived here in Michigan millions SUMMER SPIRIT shops & performances, on-site of years ago. FESTIVAL camping and Friday & Sunday In addition to the Michigan Coral JULY 15-17 meals; Saturday tickets include Reef, guests can explore the Earth Sanjay R Singhal and Kim Richelle workshops only. Tones Music Garden, take a trolley are pleased to announce the 2011 Tickets may be purchased in adtour through the six civilizations of Summer Spirit Festival, July 15-17 vance for $30/person (Weekend) the Ancient World, enjoy the maple- at Home Comfort Farms, 1865 Roby and $20/person (Saturday), and shaped Tree House, see the power Road, Johannesburg, Michigan. may also be purchased at the gate of the Energy House, go back in This annual gathering, now in its for $35/person (Weekend) and $25/ time to the one-room schoolhouse, seventh year, has become a wel- person (Saturday). quiet minds in the Labyrinth, check come retreat from the stress & strife For more information, please call out the medicinal and turtle gar- of every-day living, and a place Sanjay R Singhal (312) 337-4841 dens, discover nature’s creations where all persons, from all walks or Kim Richelle (231) 675-0379, or in the trees along the Taxi Trail, in- of life, can gather in community visit teract with hundreds of hands-on for spiritual inspiration, reflection, festival. museum exhibits and pet or hold meditation and celebration. No pets, please. exotic animals. This year’s event More than 151,000 visitors have will feature workThe color on this page is graciously experienced the wonders at Raven shops by Brenda sponsored by Great Lakes Energy Hill Discovery Center over the last L Bates, Pamela 20 years. Chappell, Heidi Located between East Jordan and Dietrich, Kim Boyne City, Raven Hill Discovery Richelle, StacyJo Center is surrounded by forests, Schiller, Chuck fields, swamps and ponds in a rural Simmons, Sanjay setting of more than 150 acres. It R Singhal & Janis adjacent to Little Traverse Conservancy‘s Call toll-free: 1-888-527-1733 Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. Open seven days a week from Memorial Day You can save up to 90% when you fill your prescriptions through Labor at our Canadian Pharmacy. Day, Raven Hill Discovery Center is also Compare our prices and see how much open all year you can save on your medications! on weekends and always by rice Price Our P Their appointment. For additional Atorvastatin* LipitorTM i n fo r m a t i o n $99.00 $460.00 Bottle B Bottle A or to purchase Generic equivalent of Lipitor Typical US brand price tickets, congeneric price for 20mg x 100 for 20mg x 100

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