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Officials discuss from Mike and Diane Hausler RI Locals compile potential road in- future goals list EVENTS City, public & Kirtland Benjamin gohs frastructure fund associate editor discuss noise and Benjamin Gohs Get your Gui Editor Citizens,news business owners and other complaints at items) delive community leaders gathered on Pizzeria orde Several Charlevoix County offiThursday Jan. 12, to discuss the public hearing cials met Friday March 9, to dis-

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Boyne City performing arts students practice for their upcoming performancshot Elk Rapids lastSee Tuesday Jan. 10. Elk Rapids beat es of against “The Pajama Game.” more information on page 5. Boyne City 61-54.

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Benjamin Gohs Benjamin gohs News Editor associate editor Jake and Elwood are bringing Charlevoix County Commissioners their old time rhythm and blues dubious over a review to Concord Academy $1,700 check Boyne. for grant-writThrought the efforts Coning of services cord’s Band/Choir/Drama identifiedDidurrector Mickey Owen, inghas the orgaJan. 11, nized of blues and regular jazz hosted board by Jake and Elwoodmeeting Blues, the can Blues Brothers. rest easy. “We’re going to have Ron Getz Several of the there collaborating with the Up commissionCHERiE BRoWE were taken North Big Band andersplaying a aback when couple tunes with our student they discovgroups,” Owens said. ered Charlevoix County “We wanted to make itClerk realCherie fun Browe had been paid $1,700 for the kids so we decidedfortoher work a nearlytheme. $48,000 make on it asecuring Blues Brothers remonumentation grant in late 2011, We’re going to have two kids but according to Charlevoix County dressed up as Jake and Elwood Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he and they will be emceeing the who allocated the funding to Browe event.” as is allowed under Michigan State The show will kick off at 7 p.m. law. on March Admission is $5he “There is no19. question I did that,” at the door. said in a telephone interview on FriOwens shows likeeven this know are day Jan. said 13. “She didn’t the culmination all that the particuhard what was going onofwith work his fifth through 12th lar item.” grademay music students do allapparent year. That explain Browe’s “The kidsover arewhy getting huge ex-the confusion she was paid money questionedhow by comperiencewhen in learning to missioners duringas theameeting. work together team be“As farteamwork as I’m concerned, it wasn’t cause is essential in usual and so I asked questions about music,” he said. it,” saidalso Charlevoix Com“They get a lotCounty of experimissioner Shirlene Tripp (R-District ence with leadership because 1), meeting, whoout iniyoufollowing can reallythe create leaders tially questioned the check which of kids who don’t necessarily was listed in the county agenda have all the opportunities like packet. “In Northern Michigan it just this outside of school.” seems like we have an awful lot of Owens added, embezzling going“It’s on –sothemuch month more than just music -- many it’s before, I questioned why so about social interaction and checks were going to Charter.” character She added,building.” “I really didn’t mean to In addition to blues hang her (Browe) out to favorites dry. I have like “Soul Man” there will also no doubt it will be straightened out.” be 1930s and 1940s jazz classics. »check, pG. 4

Boyne’s own extreme skier Ty Wellman will be back in Northern Michigan for a high-flying competition at the end of this month. Wellman, who has been skiing since he was 11 years old, is excited to see his friends, family and compete at one of the hills where he spent so many hours practicing. “We’re excited to be able to see him compete because we’re not able to travel all that much to watch him,” said Ty’s dad Jeff Wellman. Those looking to support Ty will be able to spot him by the pink bandanas he wears in honor of his mother COURTESY PHOTO who Hufford has been fightingCity stage-four Tara of Boyne (center) is strapped into the “Space Shot” during her trip to the Space & Rocket breast cancer for several years. Center in Alabama, recently. “I’ve only competed once at Gaylord, but I did train a lot on the halfpipe at the Otsego Club,” Ty said. “I’m feeling a little confident just because of the home-field advanHufford was the only student cho- riences of my life,” Hufford said. tage.” benjamin gohs The 2012 USSA Revolution Tour sen from Michigan for the Honey- “We did all sorts of stuff with technews editor will be in Gaylord from Jan. 30 well Leadership Challenge Acad- nology, math and science and there Local Boyne City High School stu- emy which is intended to provide was a lot of team-building activicourtesy photo dent Tara Hufford recently com- students with a “unique opportuni- ties.” »wellman, pG. 9 Ty Wellman is pictured upside down as he pulls a trick. pleted a week at the U.S. Space & ty to engage in sessions addressing Workshops designated on enhancRocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., current issues in science, technol- ing the students’ leadership abilithanks to one of 254 Honeywell ogy and engineering.” scholarships awarded to students “It was one of the greatest expespace cont. pg4 in 30 countries.

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Getting to know ... Jim Karlskin sat down with Jim Karlskin, a resident of East Jordan, who has spent most of his life in the Northern Michigan area. Born in Petoskey, Karlskin began school north of Petoskey, and eventually ended up in Boyne City, graduating in 1967. “I went to kindergarten at the country school between Petoskey and Bay Shore, and then came to Boyne and finished,” said Karlskin During high school, Karlskin didn’t courtesy PHOTO wrestle or play basketball, but he Jim Karlskin is this week’s GTKY. kept himself busy on the family farm. photo by chris fauLknor chris faulknor “I worked on our farm and a job in Christopher Fair (right) and Jeffre Kelts show off an oldPark Horton genpublisher Charlevoix at the SideBay Diner,” erals jersey from their playing days decades he said.ago. “I didn’t have time for anyIn this week’s edition of Getting To thing else.” Know You, the Boyne City Gazette

It’s still a couple months from spring training, but several Karlskin went straight to worklocals after shared their memories of summer graduating and getting married, and softball andhis their time theaHorfound that life hadwith taken difton Bay Generals. ferent turn. For many years the people “I went to work construction out of of Horton Bay3 years, harbored school for andthose then Isame was thoughts as Uncle the Horton Gen-2 Drafted by Sam Bay and did erals began preparation for their tours in Vietnam as a military police Men’s slow pitch softball season. desk sergeant, and section supervi“The people in Horton Bay just sor,” said Karlskin. loved the team,” said former team After his discharge from the Army, member “Beano” Archey. Karlskin Henry went back to work. The Horton BayforGenerals “I went to work Western team Geowas formed in 1976 and managed physical Company testing for oil by Jon Hartwell (deceased) until in Gaylord and then to Dead Horse their change of venue in the early Alaska to run a test crew,” said 1980s. Karlskin. “They have partiestoatMary, Jon Jim waswould married in 1983

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Tuesday, March 13 Irish Film Fest – "A Shine of Rainbows" at the Boyne District Library Community Room, 7:30 p.m. "A Shine of Rainbows" is a poignant story about an orphan boy, his new family, and the challenges that confront him. Stars Aidan Quinn. Thursday, March 15 Business After Hours – Boyne Area Chamber networking event hosted by Lynda's Real Estate, 27 S. Lake St.; complimentary admission, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16 St. Patrick's Day Weekend Celebration at Café Santé begins today, featuring Irish folksingers Sean and Patrick Ryan from 8 to 11 p.m. Also house-made corned beef Irish dinner, logo glasses with Irish beer pints after 6 p.m., and $3 Irish whiskey or Potcheen shots. Located at 1 Water Street, details at Saturday, March 17 Spring Warm-Up at the Boyne City Farmers Market adjacent to the Boyne District Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A fun and educational event for the whole family - learn about Alpaca wool, have your children plant seeds, see spinning wheel demonstrations, learn about the maple syrup process, view a hoophouse and learn how it works, take an oldfashioned carriage ride and enjoy hot chocolate afterwards. Children's Story Time and Movie at the Boyne District Library, 201 E. Main St. Irish Story Hour at 10 a.m. followed at 11 by "Darby O'Gill and The Little People," a classic film with more leprechauns than you can count! Genealogy Workshop - Trace your family lineage in the “Olde Country” with genealogists from the Charlevoix County Genealogy Society. Held at the Boyne District Library Community Room, 201 E. Main St., 1-3 p.m. Irish Heritage Dinner featuring a six-course traditional Irish feast, Irish step dancers, Celtic music and song featuring the Hooligans. Held at the Eagles Community Room, 101 River St., 5-8 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults if paid by March 13 and $20 after. Admission is $8 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 6. Tickets are available at the Boyne Chamber, Eagles Hall, Local Flavor, and Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River. St. Patrick's Day Weekend Celebration at Café Santé continues, featuring Irish folksingers Sean and Patrick Ryan from 8 to 11 p.m. Also housemade corned beef Irish dinner, logo glasses with Irish beer pints after 6 p.m., and $3 Irish whiskey or Potcheen shots. Located at 1 Water Street, details at Sunday, March 18 Celtic Music Session at Freshwater Studio, 217 S. Lake St., 1-3 p.m. All musicians are welcome to join in.

Donations sought to gohs Area help Benjamin fund Boyne associate editor Free Clinic makeover

Members of Commission the inaugural The Boyne City reLeadership Charlevoix County viewed the status of complaints reclassto the areKirtland helpingProducts to support lating wood pellet during the manufacturing Boyne Area facility Free Clinic thethrough regular aTuesday Jan. 10,service meetcommunity ing. project, and they need you. Boyne Planning Director Scott One City objective of the project is McPherson gave commissioners to “spruce up” the clinic. an overview of the situation before A beautification event is beaudience members spoke for and ing planned for April 28, at the against the company. clinic.the start of production of Books & “Since The class will we behave enlisting lo- Internet C Kirtland Products had comcal high school students to plaints about the operation,” he help said. 125 Water Boyne Ci with the transforma“While mostphysical of the complaints we tions, community support have hadand in regards to noise there have also been concerns raised for in-kind donations for items about and dust. In the Boyne suchodors as paint, paint brushes, City Zoning Ordinance the perforand art work. Ge mance standards 21.78 about addresses The class is excited all Carn noise, odor, dust – similar types of aspects of this service project. of St nuisances. In addition the city also “Our Leadership Class behas a noise ordinance which specifi5 lieves we chose a very deservcally addresses fans, dryers, 120 Water Street inmotors, Downtown Boyne City • (231) 582-1063 Boyne ing agency for our community similar mechanisms, similar to what project. look forward to Kirtland hasWe at their facility.” working with the“It Clinic,” said McPherson added, does seem Jennifer Kenney, pretty clear that they areLeadership in violation ofCharlevoix that ordinance.” County participant. McPherson said thethis city event has been in The purpose of is to contact with Kirtland to ensure they from his many friends provide an inviting environarement awarefor of the the issues. clients the clinic “To their credit they haveupdating seemed serves by painting, to be proactive and sincere in their the décor and grounds. efforts to resolve these issues. How“Our class is excited to get ever, the impact is ongoing and it is youth volunteers to levels work and withit unacceptable at certain us on improving the overall does need to be remedied as soonapas pearanceMcPherson of the Clinic. It will possible,” said. “If they a very rewarding project dobe continue to violate the ordinances everyone involved,” theforcity does have the abilitystated to issueSara civilKessler, infractions or to request enLeadership Charforcement orders.” levoix County participant. Representatives from Kirtland ProdThe Leadership Charlevoix ucts were in attendance. County class consists of 14 Audience members participants fromwere our instructed commuto keep their comments to five minnity. The purpose of this class utes or fewer. “We are leadership aware of the complaints and cont. pg4



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overall goals they would like to cuss the future of road infrastrucsee achieved over the next couple ture funding. of years in Boyne City. The informal session included Boyne City Manager Michael Charlevoix County CommissionCain opened the event with a runers Richard Gillespie and Chris down of the previous goal-setting Christensen, Charlevoix County session from a couple years ago Road Commission Manager Pat and what type, if any, progress Harmon and Charlevoix County has been made on those goals. Treasurer Marilyn Cousineau. “I look around with what I see “We need to define everything as balanced growth – it hasn’t all that’s not already covered by happened in one sector,” he said something else,” said Christensen, of the highest priority, which was who gave the example of a local job creation and retention. “Overtownship road which needs major

improvements but is technically a local road which is the responsibility save ofthe the Date township. 3 - 7 p.m. April 26 Officials discussed the potential 1315 Boyne Ave. all, with on with the pros andwhat’s cons going of developing a former Carter’s Building economy, I think we didtofairly fund which could be used help wellfor withlocal that.” pay road projects. OffiCain stressed said a number newmerely busicials that thisofwas nesses have stayed, with several a conversation to consider the idea more businesses planning open fostered by Gillespie at antoearlier in the near future. Charlevoix County Board of ComThe Dilworth Hotel–was a top primissioners meeting no decisions ority and Cain said a lot of progwere made. ress has been made, but is “Let’s say that road was in there deplormuchshape workand yetthey to bevoted a mil able The Boyne Beach Club property, … for improvements,they could Cain said, has seen minor progcome and ask to use this fund so ress and so too has broadband acthey could get this project done,” cess. Gillespie said. The DDA plan Christensen saidhas thisbeen typerenewed of fund and extended which, Cain when said, would be no different than helped set the tone for positive


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The ins and outs of the democratic process: just how important is your vote?

The right to vote - the chance to see that your voice is heard - is something often debated in our society for a variety of reasons. Some may say chris faulknor that their one ‘two cents’ vote won’t make a difference anyway, because there will be millions of others. Some may argue that with the Electoral College, their vote is moot. Some may even argue that their lack of education makes it a bad idea to exercize this right.

Others stand up, saying that they want to be heard. They may even go so far as to reference soldiers dying to give them this right, and by God, they’re going to use it. Voting can cause quite a stir, even in a small town. People receive robo-calls (pre-recorded telephone calls) trying to grab some last minute votes the day of the election. Road signs, billboards, and commercials are quickly dominated by red and blue images of patriotic faces, issues in bold letters, and political symbols. People are making sure that if your voices are heard, then they are singing the lyrics to their song. In a way, everyone has their valid points. Yes, we were given a certain freedom through the sacrifice of others, and yes, it

could be argued that the electoral system could use a variety if improvements to ensure a balance of giving each state its share of power and doing the same for the American people. Yes, your one vote is but a drop of water in the bucket, but that bucket has to be filled with something, and drops of water seem the logical choice. How do we discern whether our voices go in the right direction? Begin by educating yourself. No, I don’t mean reading the “platform” section of the politician websites out there. Get the background. Don’t decide who matches you the best, decide what you believe, then find a politician who seems to agree with you. Think your done? Not a

chance. Now, go research that politican. This guy may say he is in favor of something, but Google search “Voting record” with your politican’s name - did his votes send the same message as his words? Now, here is the hard part - What do I vote for? Well, there will be elections for our national leaders - representatives, senators, and even our president, but we can’t stop there. This election will decide which County Commissioners are representing you in Charlevoix County. This election will choose who will be the best Sheriff, leading the crime fighting team into a new era. The prosecutor, responsible for taking the police’s hard work, and using it to find the truth in a court of law, will be decided this

year. These positions may arguably have even more to do with your life, death, safety, joy, and taxes than the guy in Washington. These are also the ones you can talk to. I won’t be calling President Obama tomorrow to talk about my local millage, but you can bet I’ll be bending Chris Christensen’s ear if I have something to say. Plain and simple research before you vote. Decide first what you believe, then find someone who is reasonably close to those beliefs. More importantly, research and find out if their votes and actions match those statements. Trust me, this isn’t the last you’ll hear from me on this topic. We’re all in this together.

Anne Thurston-Brandley writes about ‘Boyne’s Irish soup’ America, unlike most other countries of our world has all the earmarks of a hearty pot of soup; a blend of ingredients which produce a mouth watering meal, annethurston-brandley varying from week to week ‘beautiful boyne’ dependent upon what’s available at a particular time. How well I remember Mother’s Saturday night’s version during the Great Depression years. Always delicious because of her ability with herbs, garlic, onion and other seasonings it was a combination of that particular week’s leftovers she pulled from the ice box. If the meat of the week had been a chicken it would be its carcass simmered in a kettle of water which became the soup’s ‘stock’. Other times it might be a bit of left-over roast beef or trimmings and the bone from a piece of ham. In to this went

things from the garden or jars of home canned foods. Leftover macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, spaghetti or rice made the pot of soup a real rib-stickler. No two were ever alike, yet each seemed better than the others. So it is here in our country. A vast land, all but empty when our ancestors began to dig their toes into its beaches, it has become an enormous blend of ingredients. As the years have passed its recipe has come to include worldwide flavors and seasonings. The result is a creation so incredibly great that those of us who enjoy its flavor day after day have no longer any idea exactly what new or old bit of ingredient it is that makes us groan with delight. You might say each of us is a small bag of ingredients which is dangling in this country’s kettle. For instance, I offer English, Swiss, German, Scotts and Irish. Ray‘s are French and German. My great granddaughter, Natalie is bringing all of mine as well as French, Portuguese and Brazilian. As our country ages the more diversity we will experience in this huge pot of soup known as the United States. It has not been easy for any given nationality to find acceptance and happiness once on

shore. Over and over again the newcomers have been viewed as inferior and relegated to the roll of day laborers. The Irish, British, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican among others have all suffered such a welcoming. Yet once they have surmounted their first struggles, learned the language, become educated and known as Americans; their originality and all its national demarcations become merely part of their heredity. My paternal grandfather’s father and mother came to this country during Ireland’s ruthless potato famine. Along with other family members they settled in the Cleveland, Ohio area. One brother made it all the way to Australia. Another and his mother remained in their homeland. Eventually Grandfather traveled a bit further west into the northwestern corner of Ohio to live in Sylvania. He was a tall man, large of frame. The two of us enjoyed a love affair. He died when I was a junior in High School at the age of 94. During those years I learned to lip read as he had had cancer of the larynx at age sixty and could not speak except by gasps of air through an opening in his throat. That and the stubby pencil and small paper pad he always carried in his shirt breast pocket allowed us to converse. The only

time I remember having trouble was when he told a joke – which was frequently. That usually required a written conclusion. But Grandfather was my special person. We loved and enjoyed the same things from picking mushrooms in the apple orchard to reading books. I think it was because of this love I decided to travel with Ed to Ireland to seek out the one remaining relative, a cousin who still lived in the homeland. Flying into Ireland I discovered a greenness to the fields unparalleled in the United States as well as brilliant yellow rape sections. James was a year younger than me and a bachelor who lived on the ancestral farm. His means of transportation was a bicycle. The farm was in the countryside northeast of Donegal on a dead end dirt road. The home was the typical whitewashed cottage scattered about Ireland. Its original thatched roof had been replaced with shingles to permit its electrification. James had a small herd of five cows and his own peat bed. Inside shelves of books lined the wall near the living room’s glowing fireplace. Our conversation was intense as we knew it was a once in a life time opportunity. Ed suggested a trip northward to Letterkenny on

the border of Northern Ireland with James so he could show us more of the Irish countryside and allow him to do a bit of shopping. Another big man, James climbed into our small rental car, the two of them filling every inch while I claimed the back seat area. It was after Ed parked the car and we parted ways, allowing James to run some errands and us to roam the streets as the tourists we were that I discovered why my grandfather always walked with his hands clasped behind his back. There in Letterkenny, as in all Irish towns and villages, the sidewalks were very narrow as they wound themselves between the shops and the curb it became necessary for the large Irish men to keep their arms out of the way of passersbys who often were women carrying shopping baskets. The smiles, the caring reserve, the health and contentment I experienced in James and others of his land were unique. I knew I was ‘home’. It is here in Boyne city I have found so much of the same as well as the hills and rivers so like Ireland’s. This is truly home for me. Happy birthday, Pat O’Bryan and all the Irish of Boyne City.

Karen Peters’ Conservative Corner on ‘U.N. Agenda 21 in seven easy steps’ 1) In 1974 the UN called for establishment of anew international economic order callingfor regulation of multi-national corporations and karen peters nationalization ‘conservative corner’ of foreignproperty, saying that governments should control the economy. 2) In 1976 the UN Conference on Human Settlementsdeclared: as private land ownership is seen as the principle instrument of theaccumulation and concentration of wealth, it contributes to social injustice. United States signers were our Secretaryof HUD, the Conservation Foundation and the EPA. 3) In 1987 the UN held a World Commission onEnvironment and Development to work toward “Sustainable Development”, “our commonfuture”. This commission was chaired bythe Vice-Chairman of the World Socialist Party. Sustainable Development was meant to enable“proper balance between social equity, the environment and economicdevelopment.” 4) In 1992 AGENDA 21 was introduced atthe

Conference on Environmental Development as a “crucial way to achieving asustainable world.” President George H.W.Bush was a signatory to the Rio Accords and a Biodiversity Treaty, Agenda 21,but the treaty was never voted on or ratified by our Congress once they saw theProposed Development of the WildlandsMap suggested for America. Little or nohuman use was allowed, with the rest of the land to be highly regulated. It included a 200 mile wide internationalzone of cooperation along our Mexican border. The government would control most of the land in America. For more infogo to http:// 5) In 1993 President Bill Clinton wrotean Executive Order creating the President’s Council on Sustainable Development,to translate recommendations from the UN AGENDA 21 into our Federal policy. Since he couldn’t get the vote of Congress,he decided to dictate to America instead. In the 1990’s government continuallyexpanded control over more and more American land and its use. In 1997 government owned 1/3 of all Americanlands while state and local government owned 10% more. The Feds designated 43 million acres to be“roadless areas”, and land trusts were made for acquiring ever more privateproperty. 6) In the 1990’s “visioning projects” such

as“Your town USA” became the favorite plan of action. Those who would stand to gain financiallywere put on “visioning” committees, thereby almost insuring the plan to bedeveloped and mandated. Their term “NewConsensus” equals an absence of expressed opposition, not approval of theiragenda. 7) The EPA and its Smart Growth Network,along with non-governmental organizations like the Sierra Club and theConservation Fund got involved, building a “sustainable community”. Over 1200 American cities have already signedon to “smart growth”. It is being taughtin most U.S. schools and colleges. Theindoctrination continues apace. 8) President Obama by Executive Order #13575 established the White HouseRural Council, with the stated intention of seizing greater power over food,fiber and energy, and the extension of “sustainability”. One proposedregulation would force agriculture companies to post all of their businesstransactions on the USDA website and to justify all deviations from the marketprice, invading privacy and opening the door for lawsuits against thatcompany. Trial lawyers will besmiling. The Rural Council requires 24new Department heads plus “any others the President may deem necessary”.

This promotes full government employment, moreDemocrat voters in unions, and dues going to Democrat candidates. See how that works? 9) The three tenets of sustainability are environment, economy andequity. The UN blueprint states that highmeat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioners and suburbanhomes need to be “reined in”. 10) ICLEI =International Committee forLocal Environmental Initiatives, believing that Individual rights must take aback seat to the “collective”. Buzzwords will become part of your vocabulary,and they all sound so good: sustainable communities, land trusts, roadlessareas, and a balance between social equity and environmental development. Whocould argue with “smart growth”, “biodiversity” and “visioning?” It has lead to the designation of areas notto be drilled into, not to be logged, and not to be disturbed. Obama’s Administration has proposed 219“economically significant regulations”. Propaganda techniques of marginalizing theopposition are employed as usual. I willbe writing about why progressives and conservatives alike are taking notice. Our servants have become our masters.

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the area of Pleasant and Terrace. Owner was asked to put it out due to wind conditions. 12:55pm Unlock in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 4:29pm Welfare check on fisherman near the river mouth. Moved to safer ice. 4:40pm Welfare check in the 300 block of E Division St 7:05pm Arrested subject for OWI and refusal of PBT at Lake and North Streets 8:42pm Civil complaint in the 500 block of N Lake St Tuesday, February 28 1:56am Assist fire Department in the 400 block of N East St 8:15am Driving complaint received on Boyne Av. Made contact with driver. 3:54pm Trespass complaint in the 500 block of N Lake St 11:00pm Assist EMS in the 300 block of Vogel St Wednesday, February 29 5:49am Civil complaint in the 300 block of Silver St 8:20am Met citizen at animal shelter to lodge a cat. 10:38am 2 vehicle property damage accident at Lake and Ray Streets 11:08am Report of open door in the 400 block of E Main St

10:04pm Report of disturbance in the 200 block of Franklin St 11:17pm False alarm reported in the 400 block of N Lake St Thursday, March 1 2:30am Attempt to locate an overdue motorist. Located in the 100 block of E Main St 7:05am Suspicious situation in the 1000 block of S Lake St 7:26am Report of suspicious vehicle near the airport 10:53am Report of subjects plowing snow across Elm St 1:41pm Assist to Sheriff Department on Snyder Rd 2:00pm Report of contractor fraud and larceny from the 300 block of W Division St 3:52pm Unlock at the river mouth 6:10pm Report of dog running at large in the 500 block of Jersey St 10:55pm Suspicious situation in the 300 block of E Division St 11:34pm Civil complaint in the 300 block of E Division St Friday, March 2 6:51am Road hazard near the intersection of Boyne Av and Beardsley St. Removed 8:30am Suspicion of drugs in the 1000 block of Boyne Av. None located. 8:56am Subject with contraband lo-

cated in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 3:13pm Driving complaint received on Boyne Av 3:45pm Dog running at large in the 500 block of Jersey St 4:16pm Subject arrested on warrants 10:31pm Report of lines down at Main and Harris Streets 11:51pm Report of tree on house in the 900 block of Roosevelt St Saturday, March 3 1:01am Report of trees on lines at Mechanic and Bay Streets 1:36am Report of tree on lines in the 300 block of McKinley St 2:03am Tree on lines at Marshall and Anderson Roads 2:41am Trees on line with arcing and sparking at Earl and Alice Streets 2:47am Assist EMS in the 500 block of N Lake St 4:29am Tree on lines at Pleasant and Lincoln 5:44am Tree down on lines on Poplar St near Brown St 7:42am Tree down in road on Line St 8:00am Report of subject plowing snow into road on Hull. Snow was gone on arrival. 8:55am Tree blocking Charlevoix St near city limits 9:19am Report of tree down on

Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports Gazette Staff Chris Faulknor, Publisher Editor-in-Chief Sales Circulation (231) 582-2799

Benjamin J. Gohs, News Editor Associate Editor Page Designer Contributing Writer (231) 222-2119

Joshua Sampson Megan Wilson, Staff Writer Contributing Writer Photography

Contributors Karen Peters ‘Conservative Corner’

Anne Thurston-Brandley ‘Beautiful Boyne’

Phoebe Gohs

‘Inside Education’

Pastor Jeff L Jones ‘Purpose of Grace’

Jamie Woodall ‘On The Journey’

Weather Wednesday, March 14 Rain, mid 50s Thursday, March 15 Clouds mid 30s Friday, March 16 Cloudy low 60s

On Friday March 2, at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office, Melrose Township EMS, and the Melrose Township Fire Department were dispatched to a two vehicle personal injury accident on US-131 near Bear River Road in Melrose Township. A 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche was traveling Southbound on US-131 when the driver crossed the centerline, striking a Northbound vehicle. The 79 year old driver of the Avalanche was of Boyne Falls, and was transported to Northern Michigan Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The driver and passengers of the Northbound vehicle were not injured. The driver of the 1996 Chevrolet Utility Truck was 58-year-old Rogers City man. He rolled his truck while attempting to avoid a head-on col-

lision with the other vehicle. The passengers neither sustained any injuries in the roll-over accident. This incident is still under investigation.

On Monday March 5, at 2:52 p.m. the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle personal injury traffic crash which occurred on Old Mackinaw Trail at Sheriff Road in Boyne Valley Township. At about 11:50 a.m., a 18-year-old

East Jordan man was driving a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Eastbound on Old Mackinaw Trail when he drove into a snow bank, on a curve, and became stuck. He was rocking the vehicle back and forth attempting to get it unstuck when his front seat passenger struck her head on the dashboard injuring her forehead and neck. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and police say she would have avoided injury had she been wearing one. The occupants of the vehicle returned to school and did not report the crash until later that day when the female was taken to Charlevoix Area Hospital by her mother. because she complained of head and neck pain. The Sheriff’s Office wishes to stress the importance of wearing seatbelts to avoid injuries and save lives.

Letters From Gazette Readers From the family of Jack Diener II Editor: We want to thank the community and its leaders in our time of great need. Our son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend will be remembered every day for the life he breathed into us, the laughs he shared with

us, and the love he freely gave to all who knew him. We can’t express our gratitude to all that were involved in our lives these past months and continue to do so into the new year any better than this: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion

Glenwood Beach 10:05am Tree down on S Lake St near Ann St 12:22pm Trees down on lines on W Michigan near John St 3:30pm Snowmobiles on the sidewalk on park St 5:08pm Report of branches hanging on wires in the 800 block of S Lake St Sunday, March 4 3:48am Citation issued for parking violation 1:21pm 2 vehicle property damage accident Boyne Av/ E Main St. Citation issued 3:45pm Report of Domestic violence in the 500 block of Jersey St 8:00pm Report of subjects with flashlights on Leroy St. Was the power company.

Charlevoix County Courts Information Friend of the Court James C. Raber

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into clarity. It turns the unexpected into perfect timing, mistakes into important events; gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melodie Beattie Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! The Diener Family Jack, Val, and Marcie

Saturday, March 17 Mostly Sunny, Low 60s Sunday, March 18 Cloudy, mid 60s Monday, March 19 Scattered Showers, low 60s Tuesday, March 20 Few Showers, low 50s

This week’s weather section is proudly sponsored by the Boyne City Rotary Club, which meets at 7 a.m. at Robert’s Restaurant each Monday morning.

The cops & courts section of the Boyne City Gazette is sponsored by the Boyne City Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie/Auxiliary #1583. They are located at 106 River St. in Boyne City. The F.O.E. is a non-profit organization that regularly contributes to Boyne community events such as Stroll the Streets, Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders, The Boyne Area Free Clinic, and the Food Pantry, as well as participating in the Charlevoix County Adopt-A-Road Program.

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Boyne City High School junior Tara Hufford works on a simulator at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.


From pg.1 ties included simulating jet-fighter pilot training, scenario-based space missions, designing, building and testing their own rockets, meeting with top scientists, engineers, and former astronauts to reinforce core leadership competencies and pro-

road fund From pg.1

the county created its land bank – a fund which is used to purchase properties that have fallen on the delinquent tax rolls and can then be resold or developed by the county. “You’re going to have to create bylaws. You’re going to have to create rules. And the rules are going to obviously state that they (local units of government)can’t contract with anyone other than the Charlevoix County Road Commission,” Christensen said. “We’re going to have to spell this out.” He added, “The bigger issue you’re going to have here is that some of the townships are going to cry disparity because they don’t have the ability to raise enough funds, and that’s where the loan would be intending.” Christensen said the fund could be used as local matching funds for local units of government that apply for state or federal grants – the money would still be used as a loan and would need to be repaid. Harmon said one of the concerns

leadership From pg.1

is to cultivate new, emerging leaders from our area, to strengthen individual leadership abilities, and to create awareness of leadership opportunities in our communities. The program is a partnership of the Boyne, Charlevoix and East Jordan Area Chambers of Commerce, with support from the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce. It was made possible by a generous

vide them with first-hand accounts of professional experiences. “We got to do a mock space mission and also a mock natural disaster and do the spinning chair thing and a ropes course,” Hufford said. “The coolest thing was we engineered our own rockets.” A 17-year-old junior, Hufford said the trip had such an effect on her she is now evaluating what she wants to do when she graduates. “Now I’m a little confused on

what I want to do when I grow up … but definitely something to do with science and engineering,” she said. Hufford said in addition to all the great experiences she had, she truly enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. “It’s definitely something I would do again,” she said. Hufford has an older brother and older sister and a mother Debbie Urban and father Steven Hufford.

with creating a fund like this is that the state could comeback later and reduce the amount of funding to the county if it believes the county is taking care of its roads on its own. Harmon said Charlevoix County will continue to receive less money because the State of Michigan is already looking to spend more road monies in areas with greater populations. “They want to put it where the vehicles are,” Harmon said. Christensen said this type of a fund would benefit units by allowing them to slowly pay off the loan amount over three years instead of being forced to come up with all the money for a road project at once. If created, these loans would be interest-free. Christensen said each township would potentially need to be studied to determine what their current and future road projects may be. “We would all go back to our respective units and say we’re talking about this fund – you identify for us any roads you might consider putting on this list …that you’d be willing to use your millage on,” Gillespie said. Harmon said that list could be compiled and used to calculate the num-

ber of miles, the type of road desired and how much it would cost. Christensen said he would like to see paving left to the county road millage, but he could see this type of fund used for secondary roads that need dirt or gravel or widening. “I think you’ve got to have some clear-cut defined boundaries so that there’s no abuse of the system and so that our expectations are clearly defined going in so we’re not leaving some mess for five years down the road for people to decipher what our intentions were,” Christensen said. “I don’t think it’s a bad idea, but I don’t think it’s necessary at this point in time.” Gillespie said his idea is just to create a catalyst for improvement. “We want to do this and have this there to encourage both economic development and we’d also want to use it as a vehicle to keep that mil going when the 15 years is up,” Gillespie said, referring to the current Charlevoix County Road Millage. Harmon said by the time that millage has run its course, all the roads that never attended to will need to be dealt with. Officials left the brainstorm session likely to discuss it further at an undetermined time.

grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. Part of the participation requirement of Leadership Charlevoix County is for every class to identify a community need and develop a project around that need. The Boyne Area Free Clinic provides free medical services to the uninsured in our area who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. This class chose the Clinic because of its selfless gift to our community and is helping the clinic with strategic initiatives, grant writing, and this beautification project. The class will be contacting the local

schools to invite students to participate. They will also be looking for in kind donations for items such as paint, paint brushes, and art work. If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity or have more questions feel free to contact Sue Hocquard, Leadership Charlevoix County participant, at (231) 675-6089.

Irish Festival continues

Now in its fifth year, the Boyne City Irish Heritage Festival continues through March 18, throughout Boyne City. Sunday March 11 kicked things off with a Celtic Music Session and the showing of an Irish film called “Leap Year” on Monday. On Tuesday there will be a lecture with the topic “From the Battle of the Boyne to the 20th Century.” The lecture will take place in the Boyne District Library Community Room at 6:30 p.m. Immediately following the lecture at 7:30 p.m. will be a showing of the movie A Shine of Rainbows. Thursday Business After Hours will be taking place at Lynda’s Real Estate from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lynda’s Real Estate is located directly across from the Chamber of Commerce building. Friday Cafe Sante will be featuring Irish food and drink on its menu and will have the music of Sean and Patrick Ryan to entertain diners from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sean Ryan explained Celtic Music saying, “It is its own genre, and has its own rhythms and music, it is the music of the Celt.” Saturday - There are several events going on Saturday, starting with a

children’s film showing at the Boyne District Library Community room at 11 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a special Farmers Market will be held in the red building next to the Library. The Charlevoix County Genealogy Society will be hosting a free workshop in the Boyne District Library Community room from 1 to 3 p.m. The Irish food and drink continues at Cafe Sante from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. In the Eagles Community Room the Irish Heritage Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30, and is accompanied by storytelling, singing, and step-dancing. The step-dancers performing are known as Concord’s Irish Step-dancers, and are instructed by Jeanine Sladick. “The Irish community used to gather at the crossroads to dance, a gathering like this of people coming together is just another heartwarming way of bringing our local community together to share our own culture,” said Sladick. Sunday Concluding the week-long festival will be another Celtic Music Session at the Freshwater Gallery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday March 18.

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Cardboard cunning

Winter fun was delivered in cardboard boxes to Orion School students Wednesday, Feb. 22, when Students from the Char-Em ISD school gathered at Avalanche Mountain in Boyne City for their first annual “Cardboard Classic.” They had spent the week leading up to the day in their classrooms constructing sleds made of cardboard and tape. The event was the brainchild of 11th grader Cory Speigl, who had heard from friends of a similar event held at Boyne City Middle School. Pictured here, Team 52 races down Avalanche Mountain.

karlskin From pg.1

with whom he has 2 kids, Anthony and Thomas. Karlskin changed gears with a significant job change. “I delivered modular homes for North Country Homes from Indain River for 19 years,” said Karlskin. Eventually, Karlskin finished out his career delivering, although the goods became smaller. “The last place I worked was SYSCO,” said Karlskin. “I drove for

7 a.m. - 7:59 a.m. Friday March 23 Boyne Library






them for 5 years, and retired in August of 2011.” Karlskin now finds himself in his retirement. “I am going crazy,” he said, jokingly. “I help my dad out, who is 83, and try to fish as often as I can.” Along with being a proud veteran, Karlskin was Post Commander for the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post for 3 years. Karlskin suggests that service may be the answer as he offers his advice. “Just to do what you can for others, and don’t let what people do or say get you down,” he suggests.

Special Guest Speaker

Chris Wendel

Regional Director of the The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center


no time to waste this free new networking & business learning opportunity could be the most valuable 59-minute meeting you’ll attend all month. This no-nonsense event is aimed at the overworked entrepreneur, and is open to any business owner or person considering starting a business.

Why allocate some of your precious time? • Free Commercial - Attendees get time to share your specials & news about your business to an audience of business pros. • Featured speakers - Our business leaders give a brief (20 min.) talk on issues that matter to, and will benefit, your business. • Gone in 59 - Because we’re all busy, this event will stick to a tight schedule and be done in under an hour ... so don’t be late Questions? Call Chris Faulknor at (231) 582-2799 • Free Coffee & Doughnuts - Pretty self-explanatory


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Guide to the 4th Annual Business Expo & Taste of Boyne


Pajama Game

Cast List Sid Sorokin– Billy Raveau Babe Williams – Margaret Durbin Hasler – Collin Ulvund Gladys – Denise Minier Vernon – David Rushlow Prez – Camden MacKenzie Mabel – Kendre Jaynes Mae – Meredith Hague Pop – Wyatt Long Max – Jordan Fair Charley – Mark Peters Joe – Logan Orban Brenda – Jazmine Bennett Virginia – Ann Durbin Poopsie – Allison Cain Gus – Chuckie Sieradski Staff Director: Michael Houser Producer: Ron Freed Music Director: Erin Zucker Choreographer: Tracy Thomson Costume Director: Jen Houser Sound Director: Steve Zucker

Set Director: Chuck Britton Stage Manager: Bob Harmeling WORKERS/DANCERS: Ashlee Deneau: Chrissy Latiesha Bell: Grace Shelby Webster: Lucy Elizabeth O’Donnell: Maryann Kandra Bootsma – Val Elizabeth Chipman – Jan Tabby Harbaum – Sally Hannah Knitter – Carmen Carly Kruzel – Winnie Ashley LaVictor – Peggy Logan McGeorge – Tommy Irene Seaver – Jackie Katelyn Skornia – Bobbie Vanessa Skutt – Linda Spencer Swanson – Eddie Alyssa Wonski – Shirley Alie Culver - Donna Tech: Ally Pallagi, Austin Weisler, Kayla Johnson, Jill Solomon, Kaden Coates Shawn Hardy, Zach Bailey, Danielle Guerriero, Shelby Vousboukis, RJ Yardley, Daniel Machado

The 2011 expo featured: •85 booths from area businesses and non-profits, including... •13 Taste of Boyne food booths, including wine tasting •Admission price of $5 includes tickets to sample each of the Taste of Boyne participants. •Cash bar with soft drinks, Michigan wines and Short’s Brewery beer on draft. •Free parking shuttle from St. Matthew Church and the Road Commission (details below) •Unveiling and distribution of Boyne AReA Business the Chamber’s new Visitors Guide. •Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings from Charlevoix & Taste of Boyne Area Hospital, 3 to 6 p.m. •Free wi-fi for exhibitors, courtesy of the Boyne City businesses, video interviews, and Radio Shack and AT&T. even a word from our Chamber •Music and announcements from Director Jim Baumann. A+ Digital DJ’s. How can I buy an ad? PARKING SHUTTLE Call Chris at (231) 582-2799 to Because the Expo draws a large place an ad, but hurry because crowed, we offer a free parking spots are almost sold out, and what shuttle service, courtesy of Charthe Date remainsave are going fast! levoix County Transit. 3 - 7 p.m. April 26 1315 Boyne Ave. How many will Building you be printing? If the Carter’s lot is full, you can former Carter’s We will be printing 5,000 copies in park next door at St. Matthew addition to the interactive digital Catholic Church or the Road version which will be available on Commission and ride a shuttle to numerous chamber of commerce and from the Expo. Thanks to St. and business websites for viewing. Matthew Church and Charlevoix The guide will also be download- County Transit System for making able to portable digital devices. this possible. City Gazette's Facebook page and for the online version under the "Niche Publications" tab on the main page, and look for printed copies to be distributed at business all over soon after. What is an interactive digital version? The interactive digital version will be a full guide, and include video interviews, an interactive map, multimedia advertising from local



The Boyne Business Expo Guide is a print and online interactive publication that will detail the gamete of goings on at the upcoming Business Expo & Taste of Boyne. “We are putting together this guide to give participating businesses a premium advertising venue to highlight their business to Expo participants, to give participants a full-spectrum guide to the event, and to support the efforts of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, of which we are a proud member,” said Boyne City Gazette Publisher Chris Faulknor. “The guide will debut in print the weeks leading up to the expo, and will be an insert in The Boyne City Gazette and available at many businesses in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. The online version will be available in early April, and will be updated as booth selections occur.” The Boyne Business Expo typically hosts at least 1,000 people, and nearly a hundred businesses. This premier event is a huge promotional opportunity for business, and the perfect way to catch a glimpse of what services and products from throughout the region. How can I get one? Start by checking The Boyne

Booth space now available Register early and save $20!

4th Annual Business Expo & Taste of Boyne

3-7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 At the former Carter’s Store, 1315 Boyne Ave.

$5 admission includes12 Taste of Boyne booths

Exhibitor booths include:

• Exposure to 1,000 people in 4 hours • 10-by-10 ft. booth • Table, table skirt, linens and chairs • Blue and white pipe and drape on 3 sides • 10 free tickets to the expo Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce - 582-6222 Registration forms and details are available at:

Pictured above is the cast of “The Pajama Game” which will begin at 7 p.m. on March 17, 18, 23, and 24, in addition to a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday March 18. Tickets are $5 for regular seats and $10 for reserved seating, and can be purchased at Local Flavor.




The Wilson Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013 at the Wilson Township Hall, 02530 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, Michigan on March 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget proposal is

available for public inspection at the home office of the township clerk, 01701 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, Michigan. This notice is posted in compliance with Public Acts 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCL 41.72 a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Budget Meeting upon five days notice. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Wilson Township board by writing or calling: Todd Sorenson, Township Supervisor, 03060 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, MI 49712, phone 231582-7122.

s/Marilyn L. Beebe Wilson Township Clerk

dda report

City of Boyne City Downtown Development Authority

Annual Report for FYE 04-30-2011 Revenue Property Taxes Collected - $342,587.00 Charges for Services - $2,791.00 Capital Grants and Contributions $41,060.00 Operating Grants and Contributions - $115,662.00 Total - $502,100.00 Bond Reserve - $0.00

Expenditures Personnel Costs - $50,758.68 Membership Dues - $3,450.00 Contracted Services - $0.00 Training/Travel - $2,702.67 Supplies/Maint/Admin/Utilities - $9,919.00 Service Maintenance Fees - $75,000 Design Committee Exp/Capital Improvements - $123,863.49 Business Recruitment/Retention - $31,374.32 Event Expenses - $75,136.10 Farmers Market Expenses - $6,763.58 Facilities Expenses - $3,600.00 Streetscape Amenities - $32,988.40 Advertising/Promotions - $38,888.73 Debt Service - Interfund - $5,270.00

Debt Service - Interfund Interest $2,030.18 Total - $461,745.15 OUTSTANDING DEBT/ INTERGOVERNMENT Principal/Interest - $43,803.00 Total - $43,803.00 Initial Assessed Value Ad valorem homestead/non homestead - $13,911,200.00 Captured Value Ad valorem homestead/non homestead - $13,974,019.00 Tax Increment Revenues Received From County - $122,356.53 From City - $220,231.00 Total - $342,587.53 Number of Jobs Created Full Time - 21 Part Time - 9

Bariatric Surgery and OBeSity What are my choices? Monday, March 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, Petoskey registration required: 800.248.6777 ·

Public Notice

Effective immediately all Commercial users of Boyne City’s North Boyne yard must pay a $500.00 annual fee. Violators will be prosecuted for illegal dumping. If you have any questions please contact City Hall at 231-582-6597 or visit www.

Place your legal notices by calling Chris at 582-2799 or email them to editor@


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Weekly Horoscope by

ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to swing right back from anything. Even though you may feel as if you are under a microscope, having others around could prove to be a plus. Someone close to you may understand what you’re going through and offer you an alternative. Your creative skills will be required. Great ideas will come and go very easily. Your emotional well being hinges on keeping a positive flow to everything you do. Sure, you could whine and complain, but what good would that do. Even though you hate to wait, you cannot rush into things. Realize that you weren’t as wrong as you thought. Late in the week, you’ll feel fully absorbed by exciting news from far away. Now it’s your turn to be on a high. Celebrate. TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to open your mind and your heart to other’s. A long-term relationship will prove once again to be a source of security and delight for you. Your feelings have been mixed and you’ve been keeping them hidden. Loved ones will sense your mood and question you. It’s important that you keep your cool and explain how you feel. Conversations could get out of hand if you are too quick to assume what others think. Ask the questions and you’ll get the truth. You’ll feel unsettled if you say something before you know how they really feel. Try a little harder to look at the situation from their perspective. Share your dreams and listen to theirs. You may even be able to invision your future. GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to keep on track. Others may be concerned with adding to your purpose, but you need to focus on your immediate objectives. You’re playing for keeps, so you’ll have little patience for detours or changes in plans. Somebody may try to slip something past you, be aware but don’t let on. Family and old friends are the best company for you right now. You’ll learn an important lesson. Sharing will be necessary. The message will become clear and positive. Many will vie for your attention and some will insist on becoming a part of your entourage. Your popularity will soar. CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to make changes for the better. Try to avoid the usual pitfalls and begin to make yourself happy. You need to express both your fears and your fantasies. Once you admit to the limitations you have, you’ll be able to communicate your dreams and perhaps even make some of them come true. The world is far too exciting for petty or personal issues to interfere. Your energy will will attract the attention of others. They’ll stand up and take notice of you. Many may want your friendship, but few are willing to pay their dues. Question their loyalty, as secrets may surface which show you their true colors. LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your

ability to find satisfaction in everything you do. Your sense of humour will take control and make life interesting again. Try your best to get along with the majority and everything should run smoothly. If you sense a reluctance from others, don’t push it. If you like to help others, you can expect to have a rewarding time, this week. If you feel your patience is slipping away, you should avoid confrontation, at all costs. Invite someone special to visit an important place with you. Share a fantasy, that way, you will be in charge of the illusion. Fun is necessary for your well-being, especially when it involves art and emotional issues. Your gentle yet persistent touch will help you to find new avenues of enjoyment. VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to set limits. Normally you allow others more room, but you need to make sure that everybody is on the same page. It’s not that you are inflexible, but some assurance. If a smile and a handshake make you suspicious, maybe your intuition is working overtime. A solid presentation of your ideas will generate instant success for you. Your word will be accepted as the unwritten law. What’s obvious to you may be brilliant to others. Your future is looking better all the time. Weigh the options you have and ask yourself if it’s worth the trouble. You will receive respect from those in charge, for your insight. LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to realize that things are ever changing. Nothing remains the same. You may feel very uncomfortable at first, but once you express yourself clearly, you’ll feel more at ease. You’ll do well at abstract thinking which will help you to put up with the challenges of change. Your outlook will improve and your luck will start to change. Be open to new areas of your personal life opening up. If you are looking for an honest relationship, you may just meet your match, this week. Ideas that seemed crazy at first may prove to be your solution. By week’s end, you should be able to tie up all the loose ends. Loved ones expect so much that personal matters may overshadow your professional life. SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your need to confront long standing issues that won’t go away on their own. Evading them will only bring them back at a later date. The more flexible you are now, the less rigid your problems will become. A good conversation with those concerned will help you to understand the things that were said. Think on a smaller scale and you’ll be able to see things differently. Another Leo native may show you a glimpse of your future. Acceptance will come if you have the will to improve your imperfections. Now that you’re on the right track and there should be no reason to worry. You’ll have a vision which will make things clearer. Expect a lot for your effort and don’t spend all of your money in

one place.

SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to share your joys with others. If you are unsure of your feelings, you need to be more definite with your goals. Lately, you haven’t been paying too much attention to those close to you. Do your best to make them feel more comfortable with the recent changes that have occured in your lives. You need to be more sensitive to their needs. Try to reach a real understanding on issues that are important to both of you. Leave nothing to chance. By week’s end, plan a candlelight dinner for two. Express your inner most feelings. Music or dancing could have a great impact on both of you. Sparks may fly. Take the iniative and make plans to enjoy something new. It may be stressful at first, but it is necessary for you to get away for some quiet time. CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to look past the immediate and focus on the long term. You may need to face issues in your personal life. You can’t continue to avoid the obvious. New ideas may rekindle your interest to work with a team. On a good team, praise and criticism should be equally valued assets. Put your ideas on paper and together you’ll be able to come up with a perfect solution. A Libra native will figure prominently. Physical appearance and material wealth are only part of your charm. Your generosity will allow you to share the spotlight with those concerned. Accept your share humbly and don’t allow your ambition to lead you down the wrong path. Be sure your wishes are precise, as misunderstandings are possible. AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highligted by you needing to rise up to the challenge. It could involve a friend or an older family member. Don’t try going it alone. Ask for help. Your helpmate will see that there is much to be done & will be not only willing, but also able to contribute to the solution. By week’s end you’ll be in a mood for fun and games. You could even turn a tedious project into a kind of game for the people who work on it. They will be delighted. All appears to be calm and serene on the home front, too. Why not play a game with your partner? Call it “Where in the world will we go next?” Drag out the maps and the atlas and plan a couple of dream trips. Who knows, one of them could become a reality -- if you both keep working on it. PISCES - This week’s scenario is highliighted by a need to show self-motivation. You may be able to turn a loss into a gain. An old project, or even an old love, may come back into your life. Approach it differently this time. Be certain that you want what you’re going after. This is your chance to make a new start. Just make sure you do it on your terms. You’ve got to be motivated by your own passion, not by someone else’s desires for you. You don’t have to be a total control freak, but you must be in charge of your own feelings.

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This winter the South family is showing that their generosity and can do attitude really has no boundaries. When Carrie South watched the television in their home and was shocked to see images of the destruction wrought by tornadoes she knew they had to take action. “My wife told me that we just had to do something, and I said okay,” said Bob South who owns No Boundaries Bicycle Shop in Boyne City. Carrie South was born in Evansville, Ind., which is directly west of the area that has been impacted by the tornadoes. “This was a pretty common area for us to drive through on the way to visit my folks, I've been through tornadoes before, but I've never lost anything,” said Carrie South. “My wife and I went to college in Indiana and we lived in Indianapolis, so this whole thing is near our hearts,” Bob said. After South and his wife saw the news reports their children viewed them and wanted to take action. “It was really sad because we used to live near there and we knew how scary it was when you heard on the news that there was a tornado coming, they didn't have any warning or hear about it,” said Laken South. “I haven't been through any tornadoes, just warnings but they're pretty scary.” South has three children, Laken 13, AJ 9, and Keira 5, all students of the Boyne City School District. “This whole thing has been a family idea,” said Bob South. “We do a lot of fund raising for charity, our charity of choice is Challenge Mountain.” When Robert South approached

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North Central Michigan College is hosting open houses on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the University Center at Gaylord. The open houses will feature two exciting career programs offered at North Central in Gaylord – emergency medical technician/paramedic on March 14 and geographic information systems on March 15. There will be classroom demonstrations and information on both programs and associated career opportunities. Health services is one of the largest industries in the country, with more than 11 million jobs, including the self-employed. The emergency medical technician/paramedic pro-

Jim Baumann, Executive Director of the Boyne Chamber with the idea Baumann he never expected the kind of support he got. “I think it's a great thing he's doing,” said Baumann. “I know Bob and it doesn't surprise me because that's just the way he is.” The Chamber put South in contact with Traci Donaldson, manager of the Boyne City Glen's Market. Since Tuesday March 6 there has been a collection box at Glen's Market, and also one at No Boundaries Bicycle Shop. “When you see the devastation that these people are going through you just can't believe it,” said Donaldson. “If someone else is doing the hard work, all you can do is help.” The response from the community has been overwhelming, South drove down to Indiana Saturday March 10 and had to take a trailer because he couldn't get everything into his car. “One of the most thoughtful donations we had was someone who dropped off feminine hygiene products,” Bob said. “It's not something you think of, but it's definitely needed.” Other items that were collected were toiletry items, nonperishable food items, and baby and pet supplies. The South family did have some messages they wanted to send out to the community. “We want to thank everyone who came forward and contributed to this effort,” Carrie said. Laken added, “Help out when people are in need and live life to the fullest because you never know when anything bad will happen.” “If every person had some sort of component of giving back as part of their normal life it would be so much better, and it makes you feel good,” Bob said. gram prepares students to function at an advanced level for pre-hospital emergency support services. Geographic information systems careers exist in many disciplines including environmental science, mining, urban planning, commercial businesses and national defense. According to the US Department of Labor, many jobs exist across the country where workers with GIS training are needed to fill positions as cartographic designers, computer programmers, database administrators, project managers and system administrators. They also encompass business development, managerial and administrative roles. Classes start June 4, 2012 at the University Center at Gaylord. To register for courses, students must first be enrolled at North Central. Enrollment and registration can be completed online at www.ncmich. edu. For more information about the open houses and the programs, contact Michele Andrews at 989705-3775.

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The Boyne Eta Nu Charities delighted Lizenburger residents’ of Boyne City with a scrumptious Breakfast and Dinner recently. Eta Nu’s Breakfast Chair, Nancy Shear, committee members Allison Mellon and Jan Basham said the volunteers had fun with the theme, decorations, and the residents enjoyed the fresh flower centerpieces long after the event. Helpers were Susan Light, Martha McKernan, Lorraine Rauen, Marilyn Rhadigan, Joanie Schumann and Char Wehner. The annual Dinner Chair, Phoebe Wietzke, committee members Anne VanZandt, Martha McKernan, Bedonna Perish, Kathleen Sheean and Char Wehner, and Girl Scout Troop 10539 Cadettes. Meals were delivered to those who could not attend. Pictured are members of Boyne Eta Nu at Litzenburger Place. From left are Nancy Shear, Char Wehner, Allison Mellon, Susan Light, Joanie Schumann, Marilyn Rhadigan, Lorraine Rauen and Martha McKernan.

Student of the Week Boyne City Public Schools

NAME: David Rushlow PARENTS’ NAMES: Gordon and Debbie Rushlow GRADE: 11th HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Motorcycling Wakeboarding Snowboarding Waterskiing Interested in anything mechanical SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: “Robotics Team – Boyne Blaze Drama Jazz Band National Honors Society FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “Attending Michigan Tech for a 4-year mechanical engineering degree and possibly University of Michigan for a Masters degree in aerospace. I want to be an aerospace engineer.” STAFF COMMENTS: “David is involved with many programs; he has a positive attitude, and is a fitting candidate.” (Mr. Calcaterra, Visual Imaging Teacher) “David is one of the more academically motivated individuals in the student body at BCHS.  He makes great effort to both internalize material and to make determine how it is applicable to him as a person.  In addition, David is mature, polite, and helpful.  It is about students like David that we say things like, He will accomplish whatever he sets his mind to.”(Mr. Fritzsche, English Teacher) “David is willing to take on any project; he is responsible and fun to be with – great student!” (Mrs. Place, Media Center Specialist) “David is a dedicated, multitalented student.  He brings enthusiasm and energy to each of his interests.  David is able to both lead and follow direction and is an asset in carrying out any school project.  He has been a core contributor to our new robotics team while being in drama and carrying a college prep course load.  David is one of those students you look forward to hearing from in the future because you know he’ll be doing something great!  We’re proud of you David.” (Mr. Thomason, Robotics Advisor) “David is bright, energetic, creative, always willing to help out, and always seems to be smiling and enjoying life.  He is the Band’s low brass section leader and a major contributor to our band’s success.  Keep it up, David!” (Mr. Ivie, Band Teacher)

Student of the Week Boyne Falls Public Schools

Student Name: Cadence Matelski Grade: Kindergarten Parent’s Name(s): Gwen Jones and Jimmy Matelski What do you want to be when you grow up?: When Cadence grows up, she would like to be a doctor, so she can take care of people. Favorite Book: Her favorite book is Tinkerbell. Hobbies and Interests: Cadence loves to go fishing and hunting. She LOVES Tinkerbell. School Activities: When in school, she likes coloring and making books. Staff Comments: Cadence enjoys school and is eager to learn. She has a wonderful smile and a bubbley personality!

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• Quilters and Friends, 10:00 a.m., March 15: Join quilters and other fiber art enthusiasts for a morning work group. Bring your project and equipment. • Princess Tea Party, 1:00 p.m., March 18: In partnership with Zonta, the Library invite you to a Princess Tea Party. Dress up as a princess and come with a friend for light snacks, tea and fun made for royalty. Call to register by March 16, 231237-7350. • BookTalkers Discussion, 6:00 p.m., March 19: Join the Charlevoix Library BookTalkers for a discussion of The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. • Transforming Arthritis Care with Diet, 6:30 p.m., March 20: Dr. Charles Huebner will illustrate the powerful effect that diet can have on improving the signs and symptoms of arthritis. • Loose Threads: Northern Michigan Textile Artists, 1:00 p.m., March 21: Join local fiber artist, Kathie Briggs, for this informal group to discuss art and help each other with ideas and projects. • Artists in Action: Spinning, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., March 22: Stop by the lobby for a quick demonstration on how to spin wool yarn with Chris Abramowski. • Sweet Spot: Basic Diabetes Education Classes, 6:30 p.m., March 22: Come learn about diabetes. • WinterFolk: Bob Fawcett, 6:30 p.m., March 26: Join this fun folk concert series in celebration of northern Michigan’s local talent and after the concert join in the fun during the open mic session. • Teen Prom Dress Giveaway, 4:00 p.m., March 28: Come and pick out a free formal dress at the library - first come, first served. A variety of dresses will be available. •Saturday Story Time, 10:30 a.m., March 31: Play “Ms. Laura Says,” listen to stories and music, learn finger plays, and spend time with friends and family. Call for information: 231-237-7350. WEEKLY PROGRAMS: • MUG: Mac Users Group, 5:00 p.m., every Monday: This group will gather to share tips and problem solving using Macs. • Story Hour w/ Ms. Laura, 10:30 a.m., Every Thursday: Play “Ms. Laura Says,” listen to stories and music, learn finger plays, and spend time with friends and family. Call for information: 231-237-7350. • Writers Group, 6:00 p.m., Thursdays: All writers welcome – published, unpublished and novices – for support and gather new ideas with other writers.

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Greg MacMaster proposes equality in school funding by 2015 In 1994, Proposal A changed the public school funding formula in Michigan to ensure greg macmaster stable and equal state funding for students in all districts. Almost two decades later,

the gap still exists and today, Rep. Greg MacMaster announced the wait has been too long. MacMaster has introduced a House Joint Resolution in the Legislature that would have Michigan voters consider a state constitutional amendment requiring that all local school districts receive the same amount of total state and local per pupil revenue for operation purposes. His resolution could work in con-

How did they vote this week? • House Bill 4929, Ban using public school resources to deduct union dues: Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate To prohibit school districts from using public resources (including their payroll processing systems) to deduct union dues or fees from employees’ pay, and then sending the money to a union. This practice is the current norm, so the bill would require unions to make alternative arrangements to collect dues from school employees. The Senate added a small appropriation, which makes the bill “referendum-proof” under a 2001 state Supreme Court decision. Republicans Casperson, Caswell, Colbeck, Green, Nofs and Proos joined all Democrats in voting “no.” Sen. Howard Walker voted “yes” • House Bill 4246, Limit unionization of student research assistants: Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate To establish that state university graduate students who work as research assistants are not considered government employees for purposes of enrolling them into a union, if their work terms do not meet an IRS “20 factor test” for employee status. Originally introduced with a different purpose, the Senate amended this bill in a parliamentary maneuver to get the provision into law before U of M student researchers are unionized in an upcoming Michigan Employment Relations Commission meeting. Sen. Howard Walker voted “yes” • Senate Bill 877, Authorize prison privatization: Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate To allow, but not require, the Department of Corrections to privatize a prison, but only if it would save at least 10 percent. This could include a contract with a private prison in Baldwin whose previous state contract was revoked by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2005. Republicans Casperson, Caswell, Emmons, Hildenbrand, Jones, and Nofs joined all Democrats in voting “no.” Sen. Howard Walker voted “yes” • House Bill 4859, Give LP gas companies immunity from customer improper use: Passed 90 to 20 in the House To extend immunity from liability to LP gas companies and employees for injuries or death to a customer who modifies, repairs or uses equipment improperly. Rep. Greg MacMaster voted “yes” • House Bill 4246, Limit unionization of student research assistants: Passed 63 to 47 in the House The House vote on the bill to establish that state university graduate students may not be unionized, described more in the Senate vote above. Rep. Greg MacMaster voted “yes”

junction with House Bill 5224, introduced by Rep. Joel Johnson in December, which would implement annual foundation allowance guidelines through the 2014-2015 school year, until all districts receive $7,195 per student. “For the past decade and a half the Legislature has taken nibbles at the unfair public school funding structure, coming up with plans aimed at narrowing the gap

over the course of years,” said MacMaster, R-Kewadin. “Meanwhile, our children and school districts continue to struggle because the state doesn’t think our students are worth as much as those in other regions. It is time to give the people of Michigan an opportunity to level the playing field so there can be no more excuses.” MacMaster’s amendment would require that by Oct. 1, 2015 the

Stabenow Introduces clean energy jobs measures U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced a measure to boost clean energy jobs in America. Stabenow’s measure prevents a tax increase on American entrepreneurs and innovators that are making cutting-edge products, creating jobs, and reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Stabenow’s measure has been endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We cannot allow a tax increase on American businesses that are creating clean energy jobs in America,” said Senator Stabenow. “These entrepreneurs are inventing

Three Detroit area party store workers charged with $262K in food stamp fraud

Three Southeast Michigan residents have been charged with felony counts of racketeering, conspiracy and food stamp fraud for their roles in an alleged $262,000 food stamp fraud operation at Schaefer Dollar Mania in Detroit. "Food stamp fraud is theft from Michigan families who are struggling to put food on the table," said Michigan AG Bill Schuette. From January 2011 through September 2011, it is alleged that the owner of Schaefer Dollar Mania (13445 Schaefer, Detroit), Dani Mohamed-Kama Itani,

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America’s energy bills.” As Co-Chair of the bipartisan Senate Manufacturing Caucus, Senator Stabenow has long-championed efforts to support clean energy businesses that are hiring new workers and making investments in America. Stabenow is the author of

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• House Bill 4929, Ban using public school resources to deduct union dues: Passed 56 to 54 in the House The House vote on the bill described above to prohibit school districts from using their payroll processing systems to deduct union dues from employee paychecks. Republicans Glardon, Graves, Horn, Muxlow, Poleski, Shaughnessy and Tyler joined all Democrats in voting “no.” Rep. Greg MacMaster voted “yes” Courtesy of, a free, nonpartisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit

the original “Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit,” a 30 percent tax credit for companies that re-equip or build new facilities for clean energy product manufacturing. The amendment Stabenow introduced today would renew this measure, which expired in 2010. Stabenow also wrote the Battery Innovation Act, the first comprehensive plan to help Michigan companies expand advanced battery production and job growth. As Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Stabenow authored her Grow it Here, Make it Here Initiative to spur bio-based manufacturing, an industry poised to grow and create jobs in Michigan while reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. There are currently 2.7 million Americans whose jobs depend on the clean energy economy, a number Stabenow’s proposals would help to grow.

37, of Canton, and two of his employees allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for products that did not qualify for purchase through the program. Investigation by the Michigan State Police revealed alleged purchases of ineligible items with SNAP funds, including clothing, electronics and watches. The estimated total value of the fraudulent purchases allegedly made from Schafer Dollar Mania is $262,000. The employees who processed the fraudulent transactions include: store manager Hassan Raychoini, 54, of Dearborn Heights, and Raed Youseff, 22, of Dearborn.

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state have a system of school funding that provides all local school districts the same total amount of state and local per pupil revenue for operation purposes. Currently, some schools receive as much as $8,019 per student while the vast majority is receiving the minimum of $6,846. Johnson’s bill adjusts the state funding levels over the next three years,

Matters of Faith I’ve got an oil for that!

Church of the nativity The March 18 Eucharist service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity will be celebrated by Reverend Peggy Nattermann. Immediately following the 10 a.m. service, coffee hour will be held in the church basement. The Lent ‘soup and study’sessions continue on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., in the church basement. The group is following St. Paul’s evangelistic journeys with the aid of a video series. The public is invited to join as we learn more about Paul’s courage, and intense desire to share the Gospel message with the Gentiles. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information. Ej Community Church On Thursday, March 14, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM at the Walloon Campus. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. On Sunday, March 18, the East Jordan Community Church, a ministry of the Walloon Lake Community Church, will have service starting at 9:30 AM. Sermon will be given by Pastor Jason Richey titled “Power of the Vine – The Best Bad Newsl” from John 15:1-8.There will be infant and toddler nursery available during the morning. Children from age 3 to 4th grade will have KidConnection that they can attend during the morning. At 11:00 AM, there will be age appropriate programs for the entire family. On Tuesday, March 20, there will be Adult Community Small Groups at the Romain LaLone home. Please contact, Pastor Jason Richey for more information, 675-8404. On Wednesday, March 12, the meal and classes will start at the Walloon Campus starting at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. There will be a worship time starting at 7 PM at the Youth Center in Walloon. This is open to everyone. For more information, please call the Walloon Lake Community Church office at 535-2288. B.F. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m., 3057 Mill St. 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. 582-9776. Presbyterian The congregation of First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with them at 10:00 a.m. Their new pastor, Rev. Elizabeth Broschart, will be leading worship. Coffee and conversation follow worship and first Sundays include communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). For more information call (231) 582-7983. Walloon Lake Church OnThursday, March 15, MOPS will meet at 10 AM. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, March 16, the Prime Time Fellowship will have a potluck at 6 PM at the Discipleship House. On, Sunday, March 18, the sermon will be “The Amazing Power of the Vine-Abiding with Christ” from John 15:1-8 given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9:00 and 10:45 AM. Nurseries will be available for both services. Children classes are held during both services. 5th-7th grade students attend 1st service and have class in room 101 at 10:45 AM. The 8th – 11th grades attend 1st service and meet at the youth center starting at 10:45 AM. The Young Adult Class (18-25) will meet second service in the Discipleship House. Adult classes will be held during both services and community small groups will meet during both services. On Monday, March 19, the Newsletter deadline is at noon. On Tuesday, March 20, the Ladies Bible Study will meet at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship House. There will be a Facilities Committee Meeting at 7 PM in room 110. On Wednesday, March 21, there will be a Benevolent Meeting at 4 PM in Pastor Bob’s office. The meals and classes will start at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. At 7 PM, there will be a Worship time at the Youth Center that everyone is invited to. OnThursday, March 22, the Cozy Quilters will meet at 9:00 AM. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. There will be a Mission Committee Meeting at starting at 7 PM. For more information, please visit the Church web site at www. or call the church office at 535-2288. Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Tibetan Buddhist Center course offeringTheThree Principals of the Path is a condensed summation of the path to enlightenment including the determination to be free, unlimited compassion and wisdom. This course will review the first principal and begin the second. Silent meditation, readings and discussion take place. Meeting Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 pm , 109 Water St., Boyne City. Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. They 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 others. You can check out Genesis Church at B.C. United Methodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 am, 324 South Park St. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 a.m. – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 582-9776. First Baptist of Boyne City 875 State St. (231) 5829561. Sunday Services - Sunday School (for all ages) 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Junior Church Hour for children 3 years of age up to the 5th grade ~11:00 a.m.; Evening Worship ~6:00 p.m.; Mid-Week Services; Wednesday Nights - Discovery Club~ 6:30 p.m., Teens Meeting~ 7:00 p.m., Adult Prayer & Bible Study~ 7 p.m., Nursery Provided for all Services

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This Bible study is a real ‘eye opener’ arnost vevoda contributing writer The Burning Bush This Bible reading has much to say, but for now I'd like for you to focus in to what God reveals his name to be: Exodus 3 : 13... ... But Moses protested. If I go to the people of Israel and tell them. The God of your ancestors has sent me to you, they will ask me, What is his name? Then what should I tell them? God replied to Moses: " I AM WHO I AM"... Consider that through the ages God has revealed himself in many forms and names, such as Jehovah, Adonis, Elohim, The Lord God Almighty, and an a host of others.

and Muslims hold a pilgrimage to the holy city of Jerusalem the pinnacle of all pilgrimages for those able to make the journey sometime in their life. In in part of the ancient city, Jews strive to visit the place of their Holy Temple and synagogues,. Muslims strive to visit the Dome of the Rock; not a mosque but a Muslim Shrine. And Christians of all denominations make a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Mount Calvary and Jesus’ tomb are located. Though a pilgrimage to these sites is something many long to make, many cannot travel or even have the means to attempt the journey. For Christians, therefore, an experience of a “local pilgrimage” developed that some consider to be the “next-best-thing” to walking the way Jesus walked on his way to Calvary-The Stations of the Cross. There are many variations of this devotional prayer; none belonging to just one Christian denomination but can be shared by all. On Friday, March 16 the Catholic and Presbyterian communities of Boyne City will come together

I'd like you to key in the name " I AM WHO I AM" and proceed to the next ' Eye Opener', (Part Two) - to convey a gospel truth to you the recipient - in its entirety. Jesus Betrayal And Arrest John: 18: ... Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him, so he stepped forward to meet them. " Who are you looking for he asked? Jesus of Nazareth, they replied. "I AM HE " Jesus said, ( Judas who betrayed him was standing with them.) As Jesus said " I AM HE " they all drew back and fell to the ground. Once more he asked them "Who are you looking for?" Once again they replied " Jesus the Nazarene." I told you " I AM HE " Jesus said...

Key on to the statements " I AM HE" and " I AM THAT I AM" Very similar, ( aren't they ?) Consider the fact that those above statements were made millenniums apart. I believe Jesus statements were no empty words - demonstrating God's power when" all drew back and fell to the ground." "In his three year ministry on earth, by miraculous deeds and testimonies equating Himself with his heavenly Father. proves, ( with the faith of a child) that Jesus was indeed God in the flesh. Blessings to you! To see more of Arnost’s work, to to his website at Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.comCHRISTIAN WRITERS

at St. Matthew Church in Boyne City to pray the Stations of the Cross and they would like to welcome all to join them. At 6:30 p.m. there will be an introduction to the history of the Stations of the Cross and how this prayer helps those who recite it to walk the Way of the Cross recognizing, in a special way, the way Jesus walked carrying his cross on the way to his crucifixion. The actual praying of the Stations of the Cross will begin at 7:00 p.m. A small reception will follow. Come experience this prayer form as we attempt to, in our own way, make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem with other Christians. The Stations will then be done each of the following Fridays up to Good Friday of Holy Week at 7:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s. All are welcome any and all of the Fridays.

St. Matthew’s is located at 1303 Boyne Ave in Boyne City. For more information you can call the office at St. Matthew’s-part of the Boyne Valley Catholic Community, at (231) 582-7718.


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Give your portfolio a ‘spring cleaning’ Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING

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Springtime is almost here. If you’re like many people, the arrival of spring means it’s time to spruce up your home. But why stop there? This year, consider applying some of those same spring-cleaning techniques to your investment portfolio. Here are some ideas you may want to put to work: Get rid of clutter. You probably don’t have to look too far around your home to find things that are broken or simply no longer useful to you. If you poke around your portfolio, you might make similar discoveries: an investment that has chronically underperformed, duplicates another investment or met your needs in the past but is less relevant to your current situation and goals. Once you identify these types of investments, you may decide to sell them and use the proceeds to take advantage of opportunities that may prove more valuable to you. Consolidate. Over the years, you may have accumulated multiple versions of common household items — brooms, mops, hammers —

Dave Says Question about home’s value D e a r Dave, We keep getting offers in the mail from a law firm that offers to protest the dave ramsey a s s e s s ed ‘dave says’ value of our home for property tax purposes. They say that we’ll pay them nothing if they can’t save us money, but if they do the fee is 50 percent of the property tax savings. Do you think it’s ethical to dispute these findings, and are these services legitimate? Kristen Dear Kristen, There’s no real problem with this, so long as there are no upfront fees. The real question, though, is whether your assessment is accurate. First, there would have be some kind of basis for the protest – like if your assessment is really out of line compared to similar homes in the neighborhood. Usually, they aren’t assessed at 100 percent. But if you discovered that a comparable home was assessed at 73 percent and yours was based on 82 percent, then you’d have both an ethicaland legal right to protest the assessment. I think one of two things will happen. If you talk to this firm, you’re either going to find out that there’s something going on with the tax base that makes

them think they can actually reduce the numbers, or they’re going to try and hit you with a “processing fee” or some other kind of garbage. If this is the case, you should just walk away. —Dave

which pop up mysteriously in various parts of your home. You might find it more efficient, and even less expensive, if you consolidated all these things in one centralized location. As an investor, you also might find that consolidation can offer you some benefits. Do you have one Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with one financial services provider and a second IRA with another? Do you have a couple of old 401(k) accounts with former employers? And have you scattered investments here, there and everywhere? By consolidating all these accounts in one place, you can cut down on paperwork, reduce fees and, most importantly, unite your investment dollars so that it’s easier for you to see what

you have and then follow a single, coherent investment strategy. Prepare for turbulent weather. As you know, springtime can bring heavy rains, hail, strong winds and other threats to your home. As part of your overall spring cleaning, you may want to check the condition of your roof, clear branches away from your house, clean your gutters and downspouts, and take other steps to protect your property from the ravages of Mother Nature. And just as you need to safeguard your home, you’ll want to protect the lifestyles of those who live in that home — namely, your family. You can help accomplish this by reviewing your life and disability insurance to make sure it’s still sufficient for your needs. Get professional help. You may find that you can’t do all your spring cleaning by yourself. For example, if your carpets and rugs are heavily soiled, you may need to call in a professional cleaner. Or if your tree branches have grown out of control, you might need to bring in a tree trimmer. Similarly, when you decide

to “tidy up” your portfolio, you’ll need some assistance from a financial professional — someone who can study your current mix of investments and recommend changes, as needed, to help ensure your holdings are suitable for your risk tolerance, time horizon and short- and longterm goals. Spring cleaning can reinvigorate your home and your overall outlook. And by tidying up your investment portfolio, you can help gain some of that same optimism — for your future.


Lost job, might move Dear Dave, The job I have currently is about to be phased out, and I’m looking at two other offers. The pay for both is the same. One is short-term, nine months to a year, and it has a per diem so I wouldn’t have to move. The other job would last much longer, but I’d have to move and that would throw me about $3,500 further into debt. This company acts like it doesn’t want to help with the moving expenses, but I think I’d like the job better. What do you think I should do? Michael Dear Michael, I’d move. And I’d also try to negotiate the heck out of this company and get them to foot some of the bill for the move. If you’re valuable enough and they like you enough to want you on their team, then I’d use that as a negotiating point before accepting the position. Tell them that you really want the job and you’re excited about it, but the only thing holding you back is $3,500 in moving costs. You never know until you ask. And at that point they may kick in some cash to make it easier for you to decide! —Dave For more financial advice please visit

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Great Location Downtown Great Location in Downtown East Jordan. Private Yard, 2 car garage and plenty of Updates. In 2008 a new roof, furnace, hotwater heater, and some windows and doors to name a few! Call today for your personal tour! $39,900

Lots of property surrounds this almost 1,000 sq. ft. home in the process of being redone. You get 4 large city lots, the home, as well as a garage, all within two blocks of the public access to beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Situated at the edge of town and amongst nice homes with large yards, and lots of Mother Nature to spend your day with.$ 69,900

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Silver van just waiting to take the kids to school! Keyless entry, power windows, and a rear defogger make this van a cinch to operate. 105,028 miles, and waiting for you! Maroon exterior with cruise control, power windows, and a full-size spare tire. 141,758 miles and a fair price.

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1997 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4WD Very nice mobile in the East Jordan park. This home has many upgrades, most noticibly the 2 car garage that accompanies the home. It is situated at the end of a cul-desac, and has no neighbor on the one side. There is a nice deck that overlooks that side, offering a park-like setting to be enjoyed. Seller financing is available with minimal down for the qualifying Buyer.$ 29,900

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ees, distributors, restaurant workers and people interested in entering the grape and wine business. For more information or to register for these workshops see or call (231) 348-6705. ONGOING EVENTS

Foreign language lessons Boyne District Library offers Mango Languages, an online learning system. Go to for more information on this free offering.

Bay Winds open in Boyne

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Bay Winds Federal Credit Union held a grand opening celebration event at its new Boyne City branch last week. Pictured cutting the ribbon are Tim Evans, Branch Manager; Rebecca Lundy, President David Leusink, Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch, Karen Miller, lead MSR; and Tamara Weaver-Weidlich. Now through March 11 Free clinic closed The Boyne Area Free Clinic will be closed next week, Friday, March 2, 2012, as Dr. Mansfield will be out of town at a medical seminar. We will be open the following Friday, March 11, our normal hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March 8 Boyne Gazette Biz After Hours in EJ Join the Boyne City Gazette at picturesque Jordan Inn on Thursday March 8 at 5:30 p.m. for the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. March 9 Gemini concert They will be doing an assembly for the school in the afternoon and a community and family concert in the evening at 7 pm in the high school auditorium. This event is free. March 9 Mozart discussion

NMRH offers CPAP seminar free to public Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Sleep Center is offering a free informational seminar to discuss troubleshooting continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment, such as proper use, mask fitting issues and hands-on equipment review (bring your own if you choose). The free event will take place from

Clarinet soloist Guillermo Marin and Matthew Hazelwood, music director of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, will discuss the great Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A and music from Colombia that will be featured in a concert by the chamber orchestra on Sunday, March 11, in Harbor Springs. March 15 Business After Hours Hosted at Lynda's Real Estate, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 16-18 Carnival Carnival Weekend, Boyne Mountain SEE THE STORY IN THE MARCH 14 EDITION OF THE BOYNE CITY GAZETTE.

Petoskey. The benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks associated with obesity including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and several cancers. In fact, bariatric surgery is the only significant option that actually cures diabetes. Studies are showing that bariatric surgery saves lives, improves overall health and well-being, and saves money. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling (800) 248-6777. March 17, 18, 23, 24 Spring musical Boyne City High School Spring Musical “Pajama Game,” Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. except 2 p.m. on 18th.

March 19 Bariatric seminar The seminars will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on March 5 and 19, at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center located at 820 Arlington Ave. on the Lockwood-MacDonald campus in

NCMC Ag workshop March 21 & April 11 “The Business of Wine Series” will be held on Wednesdays, March 21, April 11 and April 18 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on the Petoskey campus. These workshops are designed for grape growers, wine enthusiasts, winery employ-

5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Community Health Education Center, 360 Connable Avenue in Petoskey (directly across from the main entrance of Northern Michigan Regional Hospital). The meeting is part of A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic), a national organization to

provide education and information to patients and their families. It also encourages awareness and understanding of sleep disorders. For more information, call (231) 487-5337 or toll-free, (866) 7753372. Snacks will be provided and door prizes will be awarded at the end of the meeting.

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES Classes are held at the Boyne District Library at 1 p.m. on Fridays. Classes are tailored to your skill level, beginner to advanced. For more information call the Library 5827861 or instructor Ron Grunch at 582-6974. Red Cross Needs Donors For information on how you can make a difference this season, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Free mammograms Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. 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. AMERICAN LEGION 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 28 games with 40 Bingos. All you need is a dobber, glue, and a plastic mat as you play all paper plus Michigan progressive jackpot. The start time 5:30 p.m.; Done around 9:15 p.m.

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Irish Music Events Friday, March 16 - 5:30 p.m.- Robert Emmet Society Hoolie- at the Stafford Perry Hotel, H.O. Rose Room. For details, contact the County Emmet Celtic Shop, downtown Petoskey. Featured performers: Chicago Reel. Saturday, March 17, 7 to 9 p.m.- St. Patrick’s Day! Concert featuring Kelly Shively, Dan House and Pam Luce at the Ausable Artisan Village Art Gallery, Grayling. An evening of Celtic and CelticInspired music with vocal harmonies and instruments including guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harp and dulcimer. Admission is $12 at the door (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Sunday, March 18, 1 to 3 p.m.- Celtic Session at Freshwater Studio, Boyne City. No charge, everyone welcome!

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) 582-9495 Loss Support Group

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North Central Lecture Looks At Nepal And Tourism

North Central Michigan College’s international lecture series looks at Nepal and tourism on Wednesday, March 14. This free program will take place at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus. Tourism is the mainstay of Nepal’s economy and has shaped its development over the years. The country has been a destination for travelers throughout its history, from individuals seeking spiritual teaching to mountain climbers, trekkers and adventure tourists. Since 1981, author, professor and photographer, Carole Elchert has worked and traveled in Nepal and Tibet. She will share her insights into Nepal’s culture and show stunning photographs from her travels there. No reservations are required. This free program is sponsored by the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, a group of community colleges dedicated to bringing global issues, international opportunities, and information to their campuses. For more information, call (231) 348-6705.

Lunch for Seniors LET’S DO LUNCH - Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 E. Division St., is open to the public for daily lunches. For seniors age 60+, the donation is $3, for ages 60 and under. $6. For daily information call 582 6682.

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

Located in the Water Street Center

We are now accepting new and lightly used show clothing and show tack for consignment in our new store in Boyne City. If you have any items you would like to consign with us, please give us a call at (231) 883-2666 and we will let you know what items we are currently accepting. We carry new Hunt, Western, and Saddle Seat attire and accessories to complete your outfit. And, we have performance equestrian apparel from Kerrits and Goode Rider.

Open Th-Fri-Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hours will be extended closer to Spring We are available by apppointment at our store or at your barn


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Heritage Irish Festival celebrates Boyne's history with dinner, music and more

Boyne City’s Irish Heritage Festival includes a full range of themed events from March 11-18, 2012. This is the fifth year of the celebration of Boyne City’s Irish foundations, which began when Irish immigrants John and Harriet Miller settled here in 1856. The Boyne City Main Street Program produces the event under the leadership of event chairman Linn Williams. The festival highlight is the Irish Heritage Dinner, from 5 to 8 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17 at the Boyne City Eagles Hall. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

COUNTRY Now & Then

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Mike and Diane Hausler

Up The Lazy


Ray & Karen Guzniczak, Owners 211 E. Water Street Boyne City (231) 582-2355


Tuesday, March 13 Irish Film Fest – "A Shine of Rainbows" at the Boyne District Library Community Room, 7:30 p.m. "A Shine of Rainbows" is a poignant story about an orphan boy, his new family, and the challenges that confront him. Stars Aidan Quinn. Thursday, March 15 Business After Hours – Boyne Area Chamber networking event hosted by Lynda's Real Estate, 27 S. Lake St.; complimentary admission, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16 St. Patrick's Day Weekend Celebration at Café Santé begins today, featuring Irish folksingers Sean and Patrick Ryan from 8 to 11 p.m. Also house-made corned beef Irish dinner, logo glasses with Irish beer pints after 6 p.m., and $3 Irish whiskey or Potcheen shots. Located at 1 Water Street, details at Saturday, March 17 Spring Warm-Up at the Boyne City Farmers Market adjacent to the Boyne District Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A fun and educational event for the whole family - learn about Alpaca wool, have your children plant seeds, see spinning wheel demonstrations, learn about the maple syrup process, view a hoophouse and learn how it works, take an oldfashioned carriage ride and enjoy hot chocolate afterwards. Children's Story Time and Movie at the Boyne District Library, 201 E. Main St. Irish Story Hour at 10 a.m. followed at 11 by "Darby O'Gill and The Little People," a classic film with more leprechauns than you can count! Genealogy Workshop - Trace your family lineage in the “Olde Country” with genealogists from the Charlevoix County Genealogy Society. Held at the Boyne District Library Community Room, 201 E. Main St., 1-3 p.m. Irish Heritage Dinner featuring a six-course traditional Irish feast, Irish step dancers, Celtic music and song featuring the Hooligans. Held at the Eagles Community Room, 101 River St., 5-8 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults if paid by March 13 and $20 after. Admission is $8 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 6. Tickets are available at the Boyne Chamber, Eagles Hall, Local Flavor, and Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River. St. Patrick's Day Weekend Celebration at Café Santé continues, featuring Irish folksingers Sean and Patrick Ryan from 8 to 11 p.m. Also housemade corned beef Irish dinner, logo glasses with Irish beer pints after 6 p.m., and $3 Irish whiskey or Potcheen shots. Located at 1 Water Street, details at Sunday, March 18 Celtic Music Session at Freshwater Studio, 217 S. Lake St., 1-3 p.m. All musicians are welcome to join in.

Irish Authors Get your Guinness (or any other store items) delivered with any $10 or more Pizzeria order (231) 549-2950

Perhaps best known to us for his 1879 novel “Dracula” Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847 – 1912) he was best known in his time as an employee to actor Henry Irving.

Irish writer Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 – 1900) is best known for his “Portrait of Dorian Grey.”

Irish author William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) once wrote, “Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.”

10 Things the Irish invented

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Upsy-Daisy Floral Get your Green Carnations in honor of St. Patrick's Day

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from 1. Guinness beer - sold and enjoyed all over the world. Its inventor Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at a brewery in 1759 where he could produce his flavorful beverage. 2. Color photography - John Joly devised a way to produce color photos from a single plate in 1894. 3. Trans-Atlantic calls - In 1865 Lord Kelvin Thompson was among those who placed the cable from Newfoundland to Valentia, Ireland, making telephone calls across the ocean a possibility. 4. A cure for Leprosy - While trying to cure tuberculosis Vincent Barry accidentally discovered a cure for Leprosy which saved millions of people from the horrifying effects. 5. The modern tractor - Known as “The Mad Mechanic,”Harry Ferguson was responsible for the original Ferguson System of tractor which he patented in 1926, and it is still used today. 6. The submarine - John Philip Holland invented the Fenian Ram, the world’s first submarine, in 1881. 7. The tank - In 1911 Ireland’s Home Secretary in Britain, Winston Churchill, commissioned the design of a vehicle “capable of resisting bullets and shrapnel, crossing trenches, flattening barbed wire, and negotiating the mud of no-man’s land”and the concept of the army tank was born. 8. Guided missile - Louis Brennan invented the stealth torpedo, which became the first guided missile. 9. Ejector seat - In 1945 Sir James Martin tested his invention of the ejector seat and in 1946 Bernard Lynch became the first man to use it. 10. Apparatus for whiskey distilling - The Irish are known for their quality whiskeys for a reason. In 1830, Aeneas Coffey, of Dublin, invented a heat-exchange device which led to tremendous advances in distilling alcohol.

Happy Birthday to Pat O’Brien from his many friends in the Boyne Business Community March 17th

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This week in Boyne area photos One of the two Gemini performers (above) leads a song on his guitar. Right - (from left)Saylor Caverly, Emma Russold, and Annabelle Seelye join in the interactive portion of the Gemini concert. At lower


left Boyne Falls Logger Brendon Matelski prepares for a pass during the March 9 game. At lower right, Garrett Peters enjoys a game of air hockey during the Boyne City Middle School's "Young Teen Night.” At bottom left, - Kelly Joe Phelps performs at Freshwater Studio on Saturday March 10.



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Veteran of the Month: George LaPierre The “Veteran of the Month” for March 2012 is Roland George LaPierre. Born on June 1st, george lapierre 1931 in Central Falls, Rhode Island, LaPierre grew up in Pawtucket, R.I. and attended Mount Saint Frances and Saint Aloysius schools in Woonsocket, R.I. graduating in the class of 1949. In April of 1950 LaPierre went to work for Pinault Furniture Company in Pawtucket working as a light truck driver delivering and moving furniture. On Oct. 23, 1950, at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, he enlisted, and entered into active duty, in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and was assigned to Guard Company, Headquarters & Service Battalion, Marine Barracks, Camp LeJeune where he was involved with amphibious tanks and other heavy equipment. On Dec. 7th, 1951 LaPierre was promoted to Private First Class and on May 3rd, 1952 he was released to Inactive Duty, having served 18 months and 10 days, and received a Report Of Separa-

tion From The Armed Forces Of The United States, the character of which was Honorable. Returning home, LaPierre worked as a nursing home administrator for seven years and then went into the sales field for the remainder of his working life. On Oct. 18, 1979 he married Elizabeth (nee Early) Long and retired on June 1st, 1993. LaPierre enjoyed music, string art, throwing horseshoes, air balloons and oil painting. On July 17th, 2011 Roland George

LaPierre answered the final call and is being honored by his sister Constance J. Nowka, his daughter Erika and family. To honor a veteran, call the program chairman at (231) 588-6067 or on Tuesdays call (231) 5827811 between 3-8 p.m. The ceremony may be witnessed on the first Thursday of each month in front of The American Legion Post located on the corner of Lake and Main in Boyne City, Mich. at 6:15 p.m.

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