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No. 125 3, IssueCounty 21 • Seek Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 the Truth, Serve the Citizens Serving topics of interest to allVolume of Charlevoix • No. 199 - Vol. 4 - Issue 43 • ‘Seek the Truth, Serve the•Citizens’ • Wednesday June 19, 2013

Locals A parks &compile rec. goal future goals list

Benjamin gohs of restricting certain associate editor types of hunting in Citizens, business owners and certainleaders parksgathered may on community Thursday Jan. 12, to discuss the not be legal withoverall goals they would like to see achieved over the next couple out a county-wide of years in Boyne City. ordinance saying so Boyne City Manager Michael photo by chris faulknor

Rock ‘n’ Stroll

Todd Fulcher, halfphoto of bythe travelling cinda shumaker band “He Said She Said,” rocks out a solo during 2013’s first Stroll the Boyne City Rambler Keegan Lablance, #33, defies gravity ason hepage goes5 up for a Streets. see more Photos shot against Elk Rapids last Tuesday Jan. 10. Elk Rapids beat Boyne City 61-54.

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Cain opened the event with a rundown ofBenjamin the previousGohs goal-setting News Editor session from a couple years ago and what type, if any, progress Charlevoix County Parks & Rechas been made on those goals. reation Director Ross Maxwell ap“I look around with what I see proached the Charlevoix County as balanced growth – it hasn’t all Building & Grounds Committee, happened in one sector,” he said on Wednesday June 12, with the of the highest priority, which was issue of whether hunting should be job creation and retention. “Overallowed in county parks.

Specifically cited was the Porter Creek Natural Area near Boyne all, with what’s on with the City, which the going Charlevoix County economy, I think we did fairly Parks & Recreation Committee well with in that.” decided, late-May, should allow Cain a number of new busideer said hunting only and should innesses have stayed, with clude restrictions such as several registermore businesses open ing hunters with planning the countytofor the indates the near future. they wish to hunt, and limitThe Dilworth Hotelto was a top priing hunting activity between Oct. ority and Cain said a lot 1 and Dec. 31 each year. of progress has beenI think made,we butshould therejust is “Personally, much yet toMaxwell be done.said. “If allowwork hunting,” The Beach Club we Boyne have problems we’llproperty, we can Cain said, hason.” seen minor progchange it later ress and so too has broadband acCharlevoix County Clerk Cherie cess. Browe said the county had already The DDAaplan beenstating renewed received legalhas opinion that and extended which, Cain said, hunting is automatically allowed on helped set the lands tone unless for positive governmental it has

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Grant check Rocket man comes Arts Festival Junehome 28, 29 Not legal & SOBO checks out not worth Concern caused the effort by confusion over Benjamin gohs Benjamin Gohs associate editor News Editor

County $1,700abandons grant fee consideration Benjamin gohsof associate editor diverting some Charlevoix County Commissioners library fundsdubious over a $1,700 check Benjamin Gohs for grant-writNews Editor ing services durCharlevoix County isidentified no longer ing the Jan. interested in diverting money11, board from local libraries regular to the road meeting commission and sheriff’s of-can easy.and fice—because it isn’trest legal Several of the it wasn’t enough money with commissionwhich to bother. CHERiE BRoWE were taken Charlevoix County ersCommisaback when sioner George T. Lasater (R-Disthey discovtrict 1), who is also a Charlevoix ered Charlevoix County Clerk Cherie County Building & Grounds Browe had been paid $1,700 for her Committee member, told the lowork on securing a nearly $48,000 remonumentation grant in late 2011, library cont. pg 4 but according to Charlevoix County Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he who allocated the funding to Browe as is allowed under Michigan State law. “There is no question I did that,” he said in a telephone interview on Friday Jan. 13. “She didn’t even know what was going on with that particular item.” may explain Browe’s apparent confusion over why she was paid the money when questioned by commissioners during the meeting. “As far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t usual and so I asked questions about it,” said Charlevoix County Commissioner Shirlene Tripp (R-District 1), following the meeting, who initially questioned the check which was listed in the county agenda packet. “In Northern Michigan it just seems like we have an awful lot of embezzling going on – the month before, I questioned why so many Member FDIC checks were going to Charter.” She added, “I really didn’t mean to hang her (Browe) out to dry. I have no doubt it will be straightened out.” Boyne City Loan Center »check, 4 459-4305 • 104 S. pG. Lake Street

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All things art will be celebrated Boyne’s own extreme skier Ty WellJune 28 & 29 when the SOBO man will be back in Northern MichiArts Festival returns to Boyne gan for a high-flying competition at City. the end of this month. There willwho behas events for adults Wellman, been skiing since and children that include artist he was 11 years old, is excited to see demonstrations his friends, familyand andworkshops, compete at interactive andhemusic, in one of the projects, hills where spent so addition to a juried art fair. many hours practicing. “The festival’s mission “We’re excited to be ableis to to seecelehim compete we’re not able to brate the because visual, performing, writtravel allaudible that much to watch him,” ten and arts,” said event said Ty’s dad Jeff Wellman. chairperson Kathy MacDonald. Those looking to support Ty will be “In Boyne City that’s entertainable togreat spot him the music, pink bandanment, art, by great great as he and wears in honor of his food great fun for themother entire who has been fighting stage-four family.” breastarts cancer for several The festival beginsyears. at 6 p.m. “I’ve only competed once at Gayon Friday June 28 with the SOBO lord, but I did train a lot on the halfStreet Stroll, in Downtown Boyne pipe at the Otsego Club,” Ty said. City, lastsa until p.m. “I’m that feeling little 9confident just The event will showcase musibecause of the home-field advancians, tage.” downtown open houses and aThe concert the 17-member Bay 2012 by USSA Revolution Tour Area BiginBand. Thefrom 17-member will be Gaylord Jan. 30 band builds on a proud tradition

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Painter Arlene Connolly creates an artwork during the 2012 SOBO Arts Festival in downtown Boyne City of the historical bands of Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count

sobocourtesy cont. pg 4 photo Ty Wellman is pictured upside down as he pulls a trick.

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Remembering the Generals Benjamin Gohs News Editor

Buy your tickets to the June 22 Paula Poundstone comedy event and help fund the renovation of the Boyne Country Community Center. Boyne Country Community Center Board Vice-President Jim White recently gave the Boyne City Gazette a tour of the community center, which he hopes will be able to buy a new chair lift from the fundraiser’s profits. “Since we started this fundraiser we are about $10,000 to the good already in terms of donations and ticket sales and we’re hoping the ticket sales in the last days fill the place up,” he said. “The elevator (chair lift) is estimated at a cost of $20,000.” White said the community center will photo by chris fauLknor be complete with a community room and a kitchen,Fair and (right) it will beand handicapChristopher Jeffre Kelts show off an old Horton Bay gen-

megan wilson contriButing writer It’s still a couple months from spring training, but several locals shared their memories of summer softball and their time with the Horton Bay Generals. For many years the people of Horton Bay harbored those same thoughts as the Horton Bay Generals began preparation for their Men’s slow pitch softball season. “The people in Horton Bay just loved the team,” said former team member Henry “Beano” Archey. The Horton Bay Generals team was formed in 1976 and managed by Jon Hartwell (deceased) until their change of venue in the early 1980s. “They would have parties at Jon

erals jersey from their playing days decades ago. courtesy photo »Generals, pG. 5 paula cont. pg 4 Paula Poundstone was recently inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.

sEREniTy noW! City, public & Kirtland discuss noise and other complaints at public hearing Benjamin gohs associate editor The Boyne City Commission reviewed the status of complaints relating to the Kirtland Products wood pellet manufacturing facility during the regular Tuesday Jan. 10, meeting. Boyne CityJordan Planning Director Scott East McPherson gave commissioners an Freedom overview of theFestival situation before Get yourmembers full schedulespoke of events this audience for toand year’s freedom festival! against the company. 16 FOR MORE “Since the startSEEofPAGE production of Kirtland Products we have had complaints about the operation,” he said. “While most of the complaints we have had in regards to noise there have also been concerns raised about odors and dust. In the Boyne City Zoning Ordinance the performance standards 21.78 addresses noise, odor, dust – similar types of nuisances. In addition the city also has a noise ordinance which specifically addresses motors, fans, dryers, similar mechanisms, similar to what Kirtland has at their facility.” Look Up! McPherson added, “It does seem Learn about thethey Trifidare Nebula and much pretty clear that in violation more in this week’s edition of Bryan Shuof that ordinance.” maker’s astronomy column. McPherson said the city has been in contact with Kirtland to ensure they SEE PAGE 7 FOR MORE are aware of the issues. “To their credit they have seemed to be proactive and sincere in their efforts to resolve these issues. However, the impact is ongoing and it is unacceptable at certain levels and it does need to be remedied as soon as possible,” McPherson said. “If they do continue to violate the ordinances the city does have the ability to issue civil infractions or to request enforcement orders.” Representatives from Kirtland Prodvs. Davis uctsCabrera were in attendance. What is the latest sports?instructed You’ll have Audience membersinwere to read Kevin Lange’s column to keep their comments to five “Game minto find out. utesOn!” or fewer. “We are aware of the complaints and SEE PAGE 15

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This past week, a building inspector committed suicide soon after a demolition site he recently inspected colchris faulknor lapsed onto ‘two cents’ a nearby building. This collapse resulted in the death of several people, and while there is much speculation regarding the actual cause of the collapse, he took the blame onto himself and ended his life. While this incident wasn’t around here, there have been others like it, although not as extreme. There have been many locals who, after attempting to start their own business, ended up working for someone else after it didn’t work. Should they feel disgrace as they return to the workforce, or be commended for trying something even though it failed? The reality is, people fail at things. It happens. In the medical field, dozens of mistakes are made. It’s not because of incompetence, inexperience, or apathy. It’s simply a statistical reality

that mistakes will happen. Now, whether or not that gentleman was responsible for those people that died is something I don’t have the basis to decide. I can say, however, that nobody should ever feel like so much of a failure that they would be better off dead. You can call it my faith that all life is sacred and created by God. You can call it an undying optimism that says we’re all here for a reason. You can even call it simple empathy that says that it sucks when people die. Regardless, I don’t advocate for suicide. Much like James T. Kirk, I don’t believe in a no-win situation -there is always something to be done. If you’re one of those people who feels like they are at rock bottom, seek help. Find a professional, find a pastor, find a friend, find a bartender -- whatever you have to do to remember that this world is a place where people are meant to thrive and enjoy what’s here -- do it. Always remember that however rough things get, there is a way up, and a way to a better existence. And that better existence is something I’m looking forward to pursuing with each and every one of you.

F a t h e r ’s Day—Harrumph! W e l l , not “harrumph” to that day in particular but to all observances. Regardbenjamin gohs ‘don’t get me wrong’ less of the reason, national holidays, personal anniversaries, they all just seem like so much superfluous self-aggrandizement. Yeah, yeah, I get it: we’re supposed to honor those who blah, blah, blah. I’m still not buying in. But, then, I’ve always had difficulty celebrating accomplishments and milestones. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t begrudge anyone their little celebrations in life. I guess the realist in me just knows the cake is only going to make me fatter; someone is going to have to sweep up all that confetti; and, what am I really celebrating, anyhow? I’m another year older? Goodie gumdrops! The Grim Reaper just edged a little farther forward in his chair. I’ve been with my wife for 19 years? Congratulations for not filing for divorce! I graduated from school?

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“Old Blue” in all its glory. Well, yippity doo-daw, I didn’t flunk out! I’m a father? Which basically means I didn’t accidentally lose, kill or sell the offspring that I crudely helped to produce. Is there anything else I didn’t screw up that I’d like accolades for? The wife, on the other hand, is a celebration junkie. Even when it’s just the four of us at home for a kid’s birthday she drags out her steamer trunk full of streamers, kazoos, posters, games and a godawful dance mix CD. I sometimes wondered how it would have looked for someone to walk in on four people standing around a giant cake in a fully decorated house, techno music blaring. “Where is everybody?” the stranger would ask.

In creepy deadpan unison we would all turn our heads and say: “We are everybody.” When our lab puppies turned two, the wife put party hats on them and gave them special treats. Have you ever explained to a dog that this isn’t your idea while you try to strap a rubber band under its chin and situate a cardboard cone on top of its head? In the days following they refused to make eye contact with me. It was like accidentally seeing a relative naked, and we could never look at each other the same again. So, the celebrations continue and I try to stay out of the way. Despite my pathological aversion to observances, the wife still makes the effort whenever a birthday or Christmas rolls around. For the last six months the wife has been using these holidays as excuses to try to get me to buy myself a new chair. I’ve been resisting spending the $300 it’s going to take to replace my old blue chair. “Old blue!” I shout, with a tear in my eye. But, she does have a point. The seat is nearly a foot lower than it was 12 years ago. So, when I’m seated, I look like a giant toddler. The foot rest, which caved in years ago, no longer extends. I filled the hole with two old pillows that also prevent the four-inch furni-

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‘Beautiful Boyne’ takes a look behind the scene in Boyne City Do you have a circle around this evening on your calendar or a red flag tacked to the right area of your brain about this eveannethurston-brandly ning’s fes‘Beautiful boyne’ tival in the Old City Park, the one with the beautiful small white band stand? Or gazebo as some would say? Are you one of the faithful who have indulged in the wide variety of music and performers for the past ten years in this beautiful riverside woodland? Or is all this something you have ignored, bypassed or not been aware of? Boyne City is so saturated with music by those who live within it we hear it everyplace we might be. Even in our home and out on its deck America’s classic songs are heard daily as Ray plays his country music—the authentic American take on love, jealousy, leaving, having, wanting and believing. I grew up in the era of ‘Big Bands’ and the voices of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, (“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”) Andrews Sisters, Patty Page and Doris Day – all so seldom heard anymore. And I remember my grandmother’s victrola; hand cranked; which played ‘Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today.” Boyne City’s summer air is filled with the music of its Friday evening Side Walk strolls and visiting performers, many local musicians. The SOBO district oozes music as those deeply involved in the arts of music, art and writing gather constantly to express their talents for other’s enjoyment. The annual SOBO Festival, now in its fourth year, has

grown in size to require a change in location this year (June 29) to Boyne’s small waterfront park on South Lakeshore Drive next to the marina. Rather than in front of the South Lake Street SOBO stores and restaurants the festival’s booths will embrace the park, a wonderful place to stroll and be enticed. There, again we will be surrounded by music, dancing, reading and yummy food. It isn’t just out on the streets and in the parks Boyne Cityite’s enjoy music, but within its churches, schools, senior center – so much better than on TV, radio and other electronic devices which surround us. Somehow being where the musicians are visible; their concentration, relaxation, love for what they are doing adds a dimension to the music beyond description. The Horton Bay Band which will help with the celebration of ‘Music in the Park’ is well known and a favorite of we Old Timers in Boyne. Don’t forget to bring your favorite folding chair along for a comfortable time. To make the evening exceptional BBQ, hot dogs etc are also on the menu. While you are strolling our streets in the days and weeks ahead enjoy our beautiful flowers. Tucked around the trees which line our streets, on its bridge’s, at the library, on street corners, in its parks and other unexpected spots the members of the Boyne Garden Club have been out and about making us special looking. I think the garden in front of the Chamber of Commerce is my favorite. They certainly would invite a visitor to stop and visit the chamber. And related to all this, but not obviously, are Boyne’s smaller parks where mothers and fathers gather with their children to play baseball. We are all welcome to join them, sit on bleachers or in the comfort of our car and watch America doing its thing. More than baseball is taught. How to say, ‘I’m sorry’ or to help

another to get up from a fall, retrieve a ball, congratulate the other team and so on. My great grandchildren are part of this wonderful opportunity adults set in place for them every summer. At the same time 4-H has set its sailboats in place at Veteran’s Park and sailing lessons are underway. Off at Wilson Park swim school will teach our children to swim, not fear the

lake’s water. All this takes the time and patience of special everyday people to put in place. It is done silently just as music is played, pictures painted and books written. It is done for a feeling of accomplishment and service to others. An individual can do any one or all of these wonderful things for those in their life, whether they are known

or not. Just think how many people have been affected by Bing Crosby’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” I am certain neither man knew more than a few of the millions! Celebrate being a Boyne City resident or visitor tonight—it will be wonderful.

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9:57am Health and safety complaint at the Industrial Park Entrance 10:06am Gasoline Drive off from the 200 block of S Lake St. Subject later returned to pay. 12:57pm Unlock vehicle at Avalanche Mountain 2:20pm Fraudulent check complaint 2:55pm Littering complaint On M-75 S 8:41pm Wildlife complaint in the 100 block of E Water St Tuesday, June 4 2:57am Found property on Ray St 6:44am Larceny reported in the 400 block of W Michigan 10:51am Missing person reported from the 500 block of W Michigan. Returned home 12:52pm raudulent phone calls received on Boice St 2:07pm Suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 3:30pm Received 2 NSF check complaints from the 400 block of N Lake St 7:18pm Assist EMS on W Water St 10:46pm Citation issued for expired plate and no proof of insurance at Lake and Vogel St Wednesday, June 5 6:17am Arrested subject for DWLs-third offense 10:17am 2 parking citations issued for parking violations on Pine St near Park 11:08am Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of N Lake St 11:10am Report of missing keys 12:29pm Vehicle unlock on S Park St near Ray St 3:20pm Report of abandoned vehicle on Wilson St 9:40pm Report of possible counterfeit bill received in the 400 block of N Lake St 10:52pm Suspicious subject in the area of Main and Front Streets

11:04pm False alarm on W Water St Thursday, June 6 9:39am Report of missing cell phone 10:38am Harassing text message complaint received from Jaycee Ln 12:21pm Found Dodge key found at Avalanche Mountain 4:27pm Noise complaint from the 800 block of S Park St 4:38pmDisturbance reported in the 400 block of N Lake St 6:52pm Report of stray dog on Vogel St 7:03pm Juvenile complaint in the 500 block of Grant St 9:00pm Citation issued for expired plate at Park and Vogel 11:39pm Report of vehicle leaking fluids near Old City Park 11:50pm Driving complaint received Friday, June 7 6:26am Arrested subject for no insurance at E Division and Second St 7:18am Report of subject hitchhiking on N Park St 8:50am Report of subject putting detergent in the fountain at Old City Park 10:01am Suspicious subject in the 400 block of N lake St 12:04pm Report of subject being

run off the road on Boyne Av 3:46pm Driving complaint received on Lakeshore near Marshall Rd 3:56pm subject in Veteran’s Park with his dog not under control 4:06pm 2 vehicle property damage accident at Water and Front St 5:40pm Lodged stray dog at shelter 6:01pm Report of private property damage accident in the Industrial Park 6:11pm Gasoline drive off from the 1300 block of Boyne Av 7:21pm Parking complaint received in the 100 block of N Park St 8:54pmAssisted Sheriff Dept with domestic dispute on Glenwood Beach 9:04pm Civil complaint in the 800 block of S Park St 11:42pm Report of missing medication in the 300 block of Silver St. Was later located. Saturday, June 8 2:27am Citation issued for speed at Lake and North St 3:10am Assisted MSP with stolen vehicle in Boyne Falls 9:16am Threats complaint received from Avalanche Mountain 1:55pm Wallet found in the 400 block of N Lake St 5:45pm Report of lost keys downtown 6:20pm Report of unattended children playing in Veteran’s Park. 9:10pm Citation issued for speed at Division and Park Streets 9:25pm Report of suspicious activity in the 900 block of Roosevelt St 9:37pm Arrested subject for domestic violence in the 300 block of E Division St Sunday, June 9 1:39am Juvenile complaint in the 500 block of N Lake St

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Michigan State University Law Professor Mark Totten, of Kalamazoo, is looking at running for the Michigan Attorney General seat currently held by Bill Schuette.

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Michigan AG candidate visits Charlevoix County The Attorney General of the State of Michigan is “The People’s Lawyer” under Michigan law, stated Mark Totten who is about to announce his candidacy for the position. Totten threw down the challenge to incumbent Bill Schuette during a breakfast gathering at Charlevoix’s FlapJack Restaurant this past Saturday (June 1). A small crowd of 30 interested voters attended the event, sponsored by the Charlevoix County Democratic Party. “The job of Michigan’s Attorney General is to keep us safe,” Mr. Totten emphasized. “Bill Schuette has used the office only to serve his party and his career, not the people he was elected to serve,” Totten stated, explaining why he is traveling across the state, reminding voters of what the office of Attorney General should be. Totten, a Kalamazoo native, and graduate of Yale Law School, visited Charlevoix with his wife Kristin. “Where was Schuette when the doors of the capital were locked last December and people prevented from entering?” Totten asked, referring to the debates over rightto-work legislation.

“Why was ‘the People’s Lawyer’ keeping people out?” Enumerating issues such a protecting consumers from “predatory lenders,” standing up for victim’s of the economic crisis, listening to the voters on issues from medical marijuana to gun safety, and protecting the integrity of elections from vote rigging, Totten ham-

mered on the role of the Attorney General to be “The People’s Lawyer.” Totten said his formal announcement of his candidacy would come in the next two weeks. The Michigan Democratic Party will select their candidate for Attorney General at their state convention in early 2014.

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cal library officials who attended the meeting that the county was no longer considering diverting some of their funding. “I presented to the board my concerns at the last meeting that the weighmaster program … all of the money from that program goes back to the State of Michigan and so far this year the cost to the taxpayers of the county $16,146 to support the weighmaster program and unfortunately the fines for this year were only $318 so that money would go to the State of Michigan,” he said. “I think maybe the article might have been just a little misleading—it wasn’t all of the fines and costs that I was talking about, it was the weighmaster fines.” The article in question—“A Fine Fix” May 29 edition of the Boyne City Gazette—detailed the Charlevoix County Board’s discussion and overall agreement that the county should investigate the possibility of redirecting an unspecified amount of money from the penal funds libraries receive to the Charlevoix County Road Commission and Char-


From pg. 1 Basie and Glenn Miller. Then, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday June 29, the SOBO by the Shore festival will move to nearby Peninsula Beach Park. Saturday will feature the festival with art demonstrations, plenty of live music and the annual favorite, Kids Court, that offers activities all day for youngsters. Children’s musician Kirby will play songs from his new album. There will also be a sand castle building event. “Be prepared, you might spot a Sand Pirate or two as children ‘Dig into Reading,’ a program we are presenting this summer at the Boyne District Library,” said Boyne District Library children’s librarian Monica Kroondyk. There is no admission to any of the festival activities.


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accessible. According to White, the center will have a multitude of uses. “Some people think this is going to be a teen center. It’s not going to be a drop-off where kids are going to go every day,” White said. “It’s going to be an event center. So, if some adults have scheduled a teen night or a high school dance, or a family night where parents can play games with their kids, it’ll be used for that.” According to the community center’s website,, some of the uses for the 6,000-square-foot building could include the following: Scheduled 6th – 8th grade middle school events, chaperoned by volunteers Scheduled Friday or Saturday events for 9th – 12th grade high school students. Possible Coffee house nights for 18-25 year olds Dancing of all kinds - Ballroom Dancing, Line Dancing, Square Dancing. Family nights in the game room, with at least one accompanying parent. Catered private parties Reception hall rental for weddings Possible use by a Ping-Pong club, billiards club, cribbage club, chess club, or bridge club Community meeting room White said there are no plans to have any paid staff, which will keep operational costs low. The projected annual expenses of the community center total approximately $9,600, and are listed as follows: Natural Gas $3,600 Electricity $2,000 Water & Sewer $500 Building Insurance $1,500 Volunteer Insurance $400

levoix County Sheriff Office. Lasater added, “And, according to information that I have received today, it would take legislative action to even change anything; so, we’re not going in that direction—at least, I’m not going to support going in that direction.” The $16,000-plus price tag to operate the weighmaster program— which fines semi trucks for being overweight—is paid for by the Charlevoix County Road Commission. Charlevoix County Commissioner Larry Sullivan (R-District 6) said it was his understanding that the county, through a local ordinance, could recapture the weighmaster fines. However, Charlevoix County Clerk Cherie Browe said she had personally spoken with the Charlevoix County 90th District Judge and was told that that would not be a legal recourse for the county to take. Charlevoix Public Library Director Val Meyerson said the constitution was written thusly to help alleviate any sort of corruption which may occur when a policing agency is able to write tickets and receive any moneys from those tickets. Building and grounds took no action on this matter as none was required. This is the 4th Annual Boyne City SOBO Arts Festival. A carefully selected group of artists will feature their works in all forms of media and will be judged by a qualified jury of artists. Prizes for “Best in Show” and “Best Booth Design” will be awarded. For more information, go to for contact information and artist entry forms. The SOBO Arts Festival was created three years ago to celebrate the many wonderful artists and musicians of our region and to bring a quality event to the Boyne City community. The event is organized by the Boyne City Main Street Program with support from the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and many local sponsors. For more information, visit www. or call Kathy MacDonald at (269) 8320496 or the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 582-6222. Building maintenance $600 Misc. expenses $1,000 In order to open the community center, it must be barrier-free. And, event organizers hope big-name talent will make their upcoming fundraiser a big success. “Paula Poundstone performs all over the country every weekend at big venues. She will be headlining in Las Vegas at the Orleans Casino two weeks after Boyne City. Back row balcony tickets in the Orleans Showroom cost more than our Boyne City tickets,” White said. “She will be performing in Bismarck, the capitol of North Dakota, population 61,000, the day before her Boyne City appearance.” Poundstone will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday June 22 in the Boyne City Performing Arts Center, located at 1035 Boyne Ave. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling (231) 582-6532 or go to for ticket information. You can also go to www.poundstone. net to buy reserved seat tickets and print your own tickets or you can buy reserved seat tickets from White at Ace Hardware. “Talk some of your friends into joining you and make a fun evening out of this fundraiser,” White said. “All seats are reserved, so you can show up ten minutes before show time and have reserved seats waiting for you.” All the proceeds from this event will go to the Boyne Country Community Center. Go to to learn more about the community center. Poundstone’s Boyne City performance will be PG13 and audience interactive.

Retiring Old Glory

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American Legion Sgt. at Arms Fred Leyh (above) places the flags to be retired on the fire to burn on Flag Day, Friday June 14. The honor guard, consisting of members of the Boyne City American Legion and Sons of the American Legion (below) guard the flags during the retirement ceremony.

BCG summer intern Benjamin Gohs News Editor Recently graduated from Northwest Academy of Charlevoix, Beth Gohs has signed on as the Boyne City Gazette's summer intern. A lifelong scribbler of poetry, songs and short stories, Beth has worked on both her school's yearbook committee and newspaper. “I hope to get experience so I am prepared for my classes while at college, and also jobs at bigger papers,” she said. “And, I hope the experience will give me an advantage over other applicants with less experience.” Beth will be attending Saginaw Valley State University this fall. “I will be majoring in creative writing with a minor in communications,” Beth said. “I'd like to find a job in journalism and start working on creative writing—books and poetry on the side.” Beth's favorite authors include J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. “Their writing took me to a whole new place,” she said. In addition to being an accomplished clarinetist, Beth is an avid reader. Some of her favorite books include Misery, The Shining, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Fault in Our Stars. “The backgrounds of the authors' lives interested me—J.K. Rowling was really poor and dropped out of college,” Beth said. “She started

writing and published her first book, which brought her enough money so she could continue to beth gohs write the series.” While Beth ultimately aspires to be a novelist, she also looks forward to journalism and travel writing. “It just started as a hobby that I like … and, writing in any form would be a lot better than working for a living,” she said. “If I could do anything I would write any fiction from Sci-Fi to teen drama. A variety of books interest me, but I am more comfortable writing in those styles.” Beth said she has enjoyed writing several stories for the Boyne City Gazette so far, and looks forward to the rest of the summer working as a reporter. “At first, the interviewing was scary,” she said. “But, I'm getting used to it. It's formulaic and I'm starting to understand the newspaper style.” Beth Gohs is the daughter of Boyne City Gazette Editor and Co-Owner Benjamin J. and Phoebe J. Gohs. She will be with the Gazette until mid-August. She can be reached at beth@ or by calling (231) 222-2119.

Main Street 10th Anniversary Celebration

6-8 p.m. on Wednesday June 19, at Old City Park Join us in a big community celebration and dedication to 10 years of the Boyne City Main Street Program with music by Horton Creek, hot dogs, ice cream & more!

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Mike Cummings benefit megan wilson contributing writer A June 30 fundraiser has been scheduled to help an ailing community leader and his spouse. For four years Mike Cummings helped to steer the helm of Boyne City as City Commissioner and mike cummings also as a member of the Boyne Area Free Clinic board, now he needs your help. “Mike has been dealing with cancer for three years now,” said Mike's wife Lynn Cummings. “Right now we are just trying to bring him back up here.” Currently, Mike Cummings is hospitalized at the Saginaw Veterans Hospital. “We're hoping that the money we fund-raise can offset some of Mike's medical costs,”

said Linda Cummings. Currently Mike and his wife Lynn are both experiencing serious cancer issues. The benefit luncheon will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on June 30 at the Boyne City Eagles Club, 106 River St. in Boyne City. “Mike served this city faithfully when I was on the commission with him,” said Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch. “To summarize Mike: he is a great man and he loves Boyne City.” A suggested donation of $5 includes a hot dog, baked beans, salads and a dessert. A silent auction will also be held during the benefit luncheon. Items to be donated for the silent auction can be dropped off at Ace Hardware, 200 Water St. in Boyne City, no later than noon on June 29. Monetary donations can also be left at Boyne City Radio Shack, 108 Water St., or City En Vogue Salon, 105 Water St in Boyne City. “Boyne City has been absolutely amazing,” Linda said. “We would have never thought we would be the recipients of this benefit.”

First ‘Stroll’ of summer

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Boyne Valley Equestrian Tours (above) took people around town in a brand new (but old-style) carriage. Lexi Hill (lower left), part of Shady Hill, sings and tambourines outside of Pat O’Brien & Associates during Stroll the Streets on Friday June 14. A ukulele player (lower right) picks out a tune in front of Lynda’s Real Estate Service in downtown Boyne City.

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Charlevoix County Commissioner Richard Gillespie (R-District 5) said he did not support the idea of a new ordinance that would restrict hunting in public parks across the county.

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been specifically outlawed or otherwise regulated. Charlevoix County Commissioner and Building & Grounds Committee member Larry Sullivan (R-District 6) said the problem is that people use high-powered rifles to hunt deer. “Those bullets will go a mile or further [sic]; a shotgun has very short range,” he said.... “If you’re going to allow for deer hunting which is, again, typically high-powered rifles, what’s the problem with shotguns?” Sullivan added, “I can see no hunting at Whiting Park. The use there is tremendously different.” Charlevoix County Commissioner and Building & Grounds Committee member Richard

Gillespie (R-District 5) said he does not want to see yet another ordinance created. “It may be worthwhile considering developing an ordinance for Thumb and Whiting (parks),” Sullivan said. Maxwell said he has had a sign up that reads “No Hunting” but Browe said the sign is not legal unless there is an ordinance behind it. Gillespie said you could erect a sign that reads “Please No Hunting.” Charlevoix County Commissioner and Building & Grounds Committee member George T. Lasater (R-District 1) said, back when he was the county sheriff, he only had issues with people hunting where they weren’t supposed to once or twice per year but not specifically in the areas discussed. Sullivan said the issue needs to be investigated to ensure that unenforceable rules are not being posted as though they were the law. The building and grounds committee agreed to have the matter researched by civil counsel.


SYNOPSIS June 12, 2013 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met June 12, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the County Commissioner’s room at the Charlevoix County Building. Commissioner Gillespie was excused. Motion approved the agenda as presented. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented.

Motion approved Resolution #13043, Community Development Block Grant Program Authorizing Resolution, and authorized Chairman Joel Evens to sign and submit application and grant agreement documents. Motion approved Resolution #13044, Resolution to Appoint Environmental Review Certifying Officer and appointed Chairman Joel Evans as the Environmental Review Certifying Officer for the Precision Edge Expansion Project Grant. Motion approved Resolution #13-

045, Michigan Drug Court Grant Program Renewal and authorized the Chairman to sign said application. Motion approved going into Closed Session. Resumed Open Meeting. Motion approved Attorney’s recommendation as discussed in closed session. Motion adjourned the meeting at 11:20 a.m. Complete copies of Board minutes can be found on the County website, Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk

The Kowalske Band (above) rocked out the blues outside of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors. Dan Gardner (lower left) of Fiji Salon and Spa promoted the benefits of a nice massage. Rod Cortright (lower right) of the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club allowed passers by to view the core of the sun through a special telescope. Chloe Beek, Alli Hernden, Kandra Bootsma, Sarah Holland, Cara Richards and Mary Anderson (page bottom) sold lemonade to benefit their graduating class.

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formation if you listen to what others say. Read between the lines and put yourself in their shoes before you make a decision. Lucky numbers: 8, 25, 30, 36, 41, 42. LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to mingle with those around you. You can learn a lot if you listen to the words of those who are experienced in your field. Take time to plan your actions. You need to be positive that you are headed in the right direction. You need to put your talents on display. Don’t be afraid or too shy to show others how valuable you are. You’ll be surprised how many people are willing to pay for your work. Get together with friends you don’t see that often. Don’t hesitate to sign up for courses that will bring you additional work skills. Money can be made if you are quick to react to an amazing deal. Compromise but don’t go overboard or you will feel that you’ve been taken for granted. Lucky numbers: 8, 20, 35, 39, 40, 46. VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by positive changes that bring new enthusiasm to your life. It’s back to the drawing board to make changes to that important proposal you have been working on. You may run into past acquaintances through work-related functions. Be polite. You should extend a helping hand to friends or relatives having trouble updating their personal investments or papers. Your kind gesture will be handsomely rewarded. You will explode if you are forced to deal with relatives who don’t see your point of view. Make financial investments with extreme caution. You can spark enthusiasm in others. Once you realize your leadership potential you’ll be off to the races. Travel should be on your agenda. You can obtain knowledge if you keep an open mind. Lucky numbers: 2, 11, 13, 15, 27, 39. LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your need to beautify your surroundings by renovating or redecorating. If you find that your plans will cost more than you had wanted to spend, try to do the work yourself. Property investments will be fruitful, but don’t be pushed into joint financial ventures with someone who is not completely trustworthy. New romantic relationships will develop through group activities. Don’t expect everyone you work with to be on your side. Talk is cheap, and someone may try to lead you astray. Check your options. Courses that can help change your career direction will be beneficial. Lucky numbers: 5, 10, 20, 25, 28, 40. SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by opportunities to get ahead that are evident, if you follow through on your instincts. Go after your dreams. Make your move regarding a romantic connection. Be open and honest and you’ll do just fine Your emotional attitude toward colleagues may lack professionalism. Don’t become involved in legal battles concerning the personal lives of others. Opportunities to get ahead financially are evident. Your luck will run high. Taking advantage of moneymaking investments will prove lucrative. Hidden assets are likely to be cashed in. Take care of legal matters that have been holding you back. Tie up those loose ends so that you get back on track.

Don’t let others lean on you for financial assistance. Remember that charity begins at home. Lucky numbers: 14, 21, 27 28, 29, 49. SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your need to feel like you belong to a family. Look for activities that will please your whole family. Organize social functions or gatherings. You need to get back to basics and family values. You can make physical changes to enhance your appearance. Get into a fitness routine, or start working on that new image you’ve wanted to project. What a great time to make those changes you’ve been thinking about. You need an updated image that will help you present yourself and your goals with more confidence. Love interests will develop through connections made at work. Tread Carefully. Career limitations are present, a colleague may dump his or her responsibilities on you. Lucky numbers: 4, 12, 23, 25, 27, 29. CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by dreaming big. Looking ahead at opportunities that can and should result in greater gains both in matters of spiirt and health, wealth should be your main focus. Avoid loud agressive people who would try to bully their views on you and others. In fact feel free to confront them head on. Don’t waste time on distractions focus on what the goals are. You will find yourself will allies you did not know you had. Be brave go forward! Lucky numbers: 1, 11 20, 33, 34, 49. AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to be charmed by someone of the opposite sex. You may be led astray if you listen to a big talker. Do a little research before getting involved in a financial venture. Situation that may be risky. Sudden romantic infatuations may throw you for a loop. Take your time if you wish things to work in your favor. Be honest and direct for best results. Romantic opportunities will develop. Be careful not to let colleagues get the wrong idea. You can help others make wise choices when it comes to their personal financial position. Partners will be full of enthusiasm, but they will also be overly emotional. Try to balance the situation carefully to avoid confusion and uncertainty. Give your mate space. Lucky numbers: 4, 12, 23, 25, 27, 29. PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to put your efforts into your career. Spend time catching up. You will accomplish the most if you are willing to present your ideas and follow through on your promises. You can make career changes that will help turn your financial situation around. Believe in yourself and so will all those you encounter. You should start your own part-time business. Don’t make decisions without running your ideas past the people you are close to. Be careful. You may feel like eating hot spicy foods, but be prepared to pay the price if you lack moderation. Lucky numbers: 4, 12, 23, 25, 27, 29

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Hello everyone! Hopefully you have been outside in the last few weeks to appreciate the more frequent clear night skies. bryan shumaker Summer is NASA/JPL Solar a great time System Ambassador to observe, Look Up! as it’s much What’s in the easier to be night sky? outside for an extended period when the weather is balmy. The summer constellations and the Milky Way are at their prime for easiest viewing, being almost overhead at some time during the night. Your clearest and best views of night sky objects is always when the object is almost overhead—less atmosphere to look through. At 1:04 am on June 21st, the Summer Solstice arrives. At this point the sun is the highest it will appear in the sky during the day. It signifies not only the official start of summer, but also the longest day of the year. The days will start to now gradually decrease in length until the winter solstice in December. On June 22, 1675, the Royal Greenwich Observatory in England was founded. Universal time is based on this site, and the time numbering sequence starts here, at 00:00:00. Also on this date in 1978, Charon, one of the moons of Pluto, was first discovered (astronomers have since found at least three more!) The Moon is full on June 23. If you go out and look at the Milky Way on a dark clear night, notice that one end seems to arise out of Sagittarius, in the southern sky.

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This picture of the Trifid Nebula (M 20) was taken by Bryan Shumaker from right here in Boyne City. Sagittarius looks just like an old fashioned teapot, and the Milky Way seems to emanate from the “spout”, looking very much like steam. If you view the Milky Way with binoculars, you will see knots of condensed “steam,” which are different star clusters and nebulas. Many of these are spectacularly beautiful in photos, but are certainly lovely to observe visually. Although given designations such as M 11 or M 17, they often have other names, such as the Wild Duck Cluster (because they look like a “V” formation of ducks in flight) or the Omega or Swan Nebula. Some are reflection nebula, which means they are lit up by bright stars close by and the light is reflected off enormous clouds of gas and dust. Others are emission nebula, which means they glow much like a neon bulb does. This is because high energy particles or solar wind from hot, young massive stars slam into the gas and cause it to fluoresce. Some are even a combination of the two, like the Trifid Nebula. Use your planisphere or star chart app to help locate these areas, and spend some time viewing

them. The more you look at them, the greater the detail will become apparent. By the way, the center of our galaxy is in the area of Sagittarius. If you follow the Milky Way north, it will run more or less through Cygnus the Swan (also called the Northern Cross) and continue all the way up to Cassiopeia in the northern sky. Take some time to study these areas, and you will soon appreciate the visual treat they present. Although this is a bit early to promote, plan to attend the NOMAC Second Annual Star Party to be held the August 9-10 weekend. Taking place on the grounds of Raven Hill Discovery Center, this is a campout and all night observing session. Attendees will be treated to talks by two distinguished astronomers, and we set up our tents and sleeping bags and spend the night observing. This is a fun event for the whole family and a great way to really learn the night sky. You don’t need a telescope to attend; most everyone is delighted to let you have a peek through theirs! Until next time, keep looking up!

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BC elementary goes up up and away! On May 28 at a special 50-foot tall RE/MAX hot air balloon appeared at Boyne City Elementary, courtesy of RE/MAX Resort Properties and RE/MAX of Michigan. As part of the Kids’ Korner hot air balloon program, the balloonmeister inflated and tethered the balloon for the student body. “We enjoy providing the RE/ MAX balloon at area events and for our school children,” said RE/ MAX Resort Properties Broker/ Owner Gary Deters. “Kids love seeing a hot air balloon and we’re pleased to be part of the educational process in this beautiful community.” The RE/MAX balloon, seen often at festivals, sporting events and schools throughout the year, is one of four RE/MAX hot air balloons stationed in the region. RE/ MAX currently has the largest corporate fleet of hot air balloons in the world with more than 90 in North America.

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Boyne City Elementary School students recently were treated to a presentation on hot air balloons by the local RE/MAX group.


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Charlevoix SOS relocating Closed June 24 through 28 The Charlevoix Secretary of State office will be closed for several days this month as it moves to a new location nearby that features customerfriendly upgrades, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced recently. Customers and staff will benefit from improvements that include new counters, new paint and carpeting, and a more central location with a greater number of parking spaces. The office at 5951 Loeb Road will be closed as of Monday, June 24, and staff will complete the moving process on Friday, June 28. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 1, at 185 M-66 in the Captain's Corner Shopping Center in Charlevoix, less than a mile northwest of its current location. Office hours remain unchanged: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. "Moving the Charlevoix office to a new location is part of our mission to provide convenient services to customers while using taxpayer dollars efficiently," Johnson said. "Area residents can do many timesaving transactions with us online but if they have to visit, they will benefit from this improved office." People who need to renew license plates, driver's licenses and ID cards can do business online at www.ExpressSOS. com or by mail. Easy to follow instructions can be found with the renewal notice. Additional services can be done online as well.

WRC luncheon

Women Can/Women Do, Charlevoix County’s annual luncheon and fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, will be held on Wednesday June 19 at Castle Farms, on M-66 in Charlevoix. The event will feature 28 local businesses. Table captains, designers and volunteer committee members have been working behind the scenes to assure that this year’s luncheon will welcome guests with a visual and sensory delight, as the Castle venue is transformed into a cheerful, springlike garden party of table designs. There will be an opportunity for

Stretch your food dollars

From July 1 - Oct. 31, For every dollar you spend on your Bridge Card, the Double Up Food Bucks program will automatically double your money, up to $20 per market day, to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. To get your vouchers simply find the Market Manager Booths. For Charlevoix find the Chamber of Commerce booth every Thursday from 9am-1pm in Downtown Charlevoix’s East Park and for the Boyne City market find the Market booth every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to noon at Veteran’s Park. In addition to Double Up Food Bucks, both markets will be accepting Bridge Cards, Project Fresh, Market Fresh, and Senior Project Fresh.


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Ride the Breezeway Thursday June 20 Get that classic car, convertible, motorcycle or family car washed and waxed for the 5th Annual Breezeway Cruise on Thursday, June 20. Arrive at Boyne Mountain between 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. for dinner and networking. At 7 p.m. the cruise participants will leave Boyne Mountain and travel across the 28 miles of the Breezeway passing through downtown East Jordan, the Village of Ellsworth and out to Antrim Dells in Atwood for dessert, entertainment and the presentation of the 2013 Banks Township Citizen of the Year. All cruise participants will receive a goodie bag with a commemorative dash plaque and other items. Cost per person is $10.00 and $5.00 per vehicle or motorcycle entry.

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The annual Breezeway Cruise follows 28 miles of C-48 from Boyne Mountain to Antrim Dells. Please reserve your entry and participation by calling the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 536-7351 or For more information on the Breezeway visit

nounce its musical line-up for the summer. There is truly something musical for everyone this summer, from folk to kids’ concert! To kick-off the musical season, Sunday Serenade will take place on June 24, 2PM with the Younce Guitar Duo. Sunday Serenades feature a local musician who plays from the library balcony for an hour in the afternoon. This year the Serenades will feature: Bill Wilson, guitar, Kelly Shively, playing the harp, Matt Koontz on Native American flutes, and Paul Gelderblom, on the hammered dulcimer. The SummerFolk series kicks off 6:30 p.m. June 24 with Robin Lee Berry, a local dynamo. SummerFolk concerts are a one hour feature performance followed by an open mic in the Community Room. Sign up for the open mic begins at 6PM, with space for five. SummerFolk is hosted on the last Monday of the month. Other featured performers in the series include: Kellerville, acoustic duo of folk and Americana; Dwain Martin & Friends, singer and songwriter of folk and Americana; Charlie Millard, local favorite pianist and songwriter; Jack Elliot, acoustic blues & folk. JATL: Jazz @ the Library, will begin the season covering the jazz standards with Janice Keegan, vocalist, 7:00 p.m., July 10. JATL: Jazz @ the Library is held 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday in July and August, in Grandma Geri’s Children’s Garden (Bring your own chair). The JATL Trio of Chris Ames (drums), Andy Evans (bass), Steve Stargardt, (keyboard), is joined each week by a featured performer including: Rob Smith (trumpet), Big Band Dance Party, Jeff Hall (saxophone), Claudia Schmidt (vocalist), Steve Little (guitar and vocals), Jim Cooper (vibraphone). JATL: Jazz @ the Library is in part funded through the generous donations of the patrons of JATL Concerts, as well as the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Melvy & Milford T. Lewis, Bobbie & Bob Williams. This year the library is offering a special treat for the whole community. Randy Kaplan infamous children’s musician will be performing in East Park, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 8. For the complete schedule or just more information about the concerts or events at the library, visit them at or 220 W. Clinton St. or call (231) 547-7340.

Lisa Clark named Youth Program Customer of the Year Local Student Receives Michigan Works! Award

A young w o m a n from East Jordan has received special rec-

ognition from Northwest Michigan Works! Lisa Clark is the Youth Program Customer of the Year. Clark is a 2012 graduate of the Beaver Island Lighthouse School where she was the valedictorian and recipient of the 10-10-10 Scholarship. She is now a student in the Culinary Arts Program at Northwestern Michigan College in

guests to visit and view the tables prior to the luncheon which will be catered by Grey Gables. Music will be provided by the Gailliard String Trio. A short program will follow. Woman Can/Women Do Charlevoix County is one of three annual fundraising luncheons organized by the Women’s Resource Center, a non-profit agency serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties. It has a

powerful purpose: that of raising the dollars necessary to provide crucial programs and services to thousands of women, children and families in the community every year. The Women’s Resource Center has been dedicated to this mission for more than 35 years. A few seats are still available. For tickets or more information you may call the Women’s Resource Center administrative office at 231-347-0067.

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Traverse City and is working full-time at a Phil’s on Front in Traverse City. “Lisa has been a shining star in our Michigan Works! Youth Program since day one,” said Elaine Wood, CEO of the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. “She found her niche and the right kind of support at the Beaver Island Lighthouse School

and there’s nothing stopping her now.” Clark received her award at the June 10 meeting of the Northwest Michigan Workforce Development Board in Traverse City. The Board also presented other awards to several northwest Michigan workers and businesses who have participated in Michigan Works! programs.


Veteran of the Month

The “Veteran of the Month” for June 2013 is Howard Edwin Crozier. He was born Feb. 22nd, 1925 in Muskegon, howard crozier Mich. and in 1934 moved to the family farm, in the Boyne City, Mich. area, north of Deer Lake on Crozier Road. Crozier graduated from Boyne City High School in the class of 1943 and went to work for The Michigan Tanning and Extract Company in Boyne City while working on the farm to help support their family following the Great Depression. On April 25th, 1944 Crozier was inducted into the Army entering into active service at Fort Sheridan, Ill. and following basic training, where he qualified as Sharpshooter with the M1 Garand rifle, he completed additional training as a Light Truck Driver. On Oct. 12, 1944 Crozier departed the USA arriving in the European Theater of Operations on Oct. 17th, 1944 and was assigned to Company L, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division participating in battles and campaigns in the Rhineland and Central Europe. On Dec. 4th, 1944, during operations in France, Crosier and his unit came under enemy machine-gun fire and Crozier took cover behind a wooden shed but was wounded in the leg by a 50 caliber round that came through the building requiring two months hospitalization after which he returned to his unit. On about April 20th, 1946 Crozier departed the European Theater of Operations arriving in the USA on April 25th, 1946 and at The Separation Center, Camp Atterbury, Ind. he was awarded an Honorable Discharge having attained the rank of Private First Class and received the following Decorations and Cita-

tions: The European-Asian-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with Two Bronze Battle Stars, The Good Conduct Medal, The Purple Heart Medal, The Distinguished Unit Badge, The Combat Infantry Badge and The World II Victory Medal. Returning home Crozier did odd jobs for a while and went to Grand Rapids, Mich. working in the automotive manufacturing industry for General Motors until March of 1948 when he returned home. On March 27th, 1948, in the Boyne City United Methodist Church, Crozier married Lou Ann (Peg) Erickson making their home southeast of Boyne City. Crozier worked for The Charlevoix County Road Commission for five years and in 1953 he went to work for Consumers Power Company as a lineman where he worked until he was forced to retire in 1985 following a stroke. Crozier served his community as a volunteer fireman for over 20 years, was involved in coaching boys baseball and served his fellow veterans as a Life Member of Ernest Peterson American Legion Post 228 by being active in the drill and funeral squads. Crozier enjoyed hunting, annual fishing trips to Canada with his friends, bowling, golfing, working in his garage, snowmobiling, gardening, traveling with his wife and being active in his church. But what he loved most was interacting with his grand children in their sports of basketball, baseball and soccer. On Jan. 3rd, 2013 Howard Edwin Crozier answered the final call and is being honored by his wife Peg, his children and their families. To honor a veteran, call the program chairman at (231) 588-6067 or on Tuesdays call (231) 582-7811 between 3:30-8:30 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 South Lake and Main streets in Boyne City, Mich. at 6:15 p.m

Help for stutterers

Parents eagerly anticipate the moment when their child first begins to talk. But for some parents, it is a time of anxiety because their child struggles to get words out. As many as five percent of preschool children nationwide have repetitions and prolongations of sounds severe enough to be of concern to their parents. The DVD in English and Spanish, Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents, helps parents detect stuttering and take action toward helping their child and is available at most public libraries. Some libraries have an older video format. Produced by the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, the film describes what kinds of stuttering young children may exhibit, how parents can help at home, and the role of a speech pathologist in evaluating and treating children who stutter. "Stuttering typically begins between the ages of two and five," says Barry Guitar, Ph.D., professor and chair of Communication Sciences at the University of Vermont in Burling-

ton. "It may begin gradually or suddenly, and many of these children outgrow their disfluencies naturally. However, if a child continues to stutter for several months, or appears to be frustrated by it, parents should seek assistance." Guitar appears in the DVD with other nationally recognized experts in stuttering: Peter Ramig, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Diane Hill, M.A., of Northwestern University, Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., of the University of Iowa, and Kristin Chmela, M.A., also of Northwestern University. These experts address common concerns that parents have about their child, such as how to help the child at home and whether to seek the advice of a speech pathologist. Strategies parents can use to help reduce stuttering are given throughout the DVD and include reducing the number of questions they ask the child, focusing on taking turns during conversations, and making time to read or talk with the child in a relaxed manner. "Parents are relieved to discover that they are not alone and that other parents share their concerns," says speech pathologist Kristin Chmela.

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"Stuttering remains a mystery to most people," notes Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. "Watching a young child struggle to speak can be devastating. This DVD is designed to reassure parents and families that many preschoolers stutter, that they can be helped, and how parents can play a vital role in this process." Books and DVDs produced by the 66-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation are available free to any public library. A library that will shelve them can contact the Foundation at (800) 9929392. e-mail or visit or This DVD was offered to all the public libraries in Charlevoix county. Here is the list of libraries that received the free DVD and agreed to shelve it: • Boyne District Library; Boyne City • Jordan Valley District Library; East Jordan • Crooked Tree District Library; Walloon Lake

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State & Region

State legislative update NCMC wine tasting competition Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting • House Bill 4714, Accept federal health care law Medicaid expansion: Passed 76 to 31 in the House To expand Medicaid eligibility to families and childless adults up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, which implements a key component of the federal health care law (aka “Obamacare”). Under that law, the feds are supposed to pay 100 percent of the expansion’s cost during the first three years, with the state responsible for not more than 10 percent of the costs starting in 2020. The House-passed version of the bill does not contain a provision in the original requiring the federal government to approve certain cost-saving state Medicaid reforms before the expansion may proceed. All but one Democrat voted “yes,” and a majority of Republicans (30 out of 59) in the Republicancontrolled House voted “no.” 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R - Kewadin Y House Bill 4813, Create process for dissolving fiscally-failed school districts: Passed 58 to 49 in the House To establish criteria and procedures for dissolving a school district that has become so financially unviable that it can no longer educate students, and for attaching the failed district’s territory to one or more nearby school districts. The bill was introduced after the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts reached this state shortly before the end of the 2012-2013 school year. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R - Kewadin Y • Senate Bill 284, Authorize electric bill surcharge for low income heating subsidies: Passed 86 to 21 in the House To authorize imposing a $1 per month surcharge on customer electric utility bills, and use the money to provide up to $50 million annually in low income home heating subsidies. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R - Kewadin N • Senate Bill 163, Revise wetland use permit details: Passed 66 to 42 in the House To expand certain exemptions to a state wetland permit mandate, increase some wetland permit fees and reduce others, require permit denials to document their rationale and authority, authorize grants to local governments to create “wetland mitigation banks,” slightly reduce wetland regulatory burdens imposed on county drain commission projects, slightly increase the state’s burden to justify restrictions on an owner’s use of his or her property, prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from imposing regulations that are beyond the scope of those required by federal law, and make other changes to these land use restrictions. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R - Kewadin Y • House Bill 4743, Allow local holiday fireworks regulations: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To allow local governments to ban the use of “consumer fireworks” between midnight and 8:00 a.m. on the day before, day of, and day after a national holiday (in larger communities the allowable deadline would be 1:00 a.m. on New Years). The 2012 law legalizing these fireworks (which include firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, etc.) essentially preempted local bans on their use at all hours during these holiday periods. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y • House Bill 4328, Final 2013-14 state bud-

get: Passed 63 to 46 in the House The final House-Senate compromise version of the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2013. This would appropriate $34.392 billion, compared to $34.355 billion the previous year. (When interdepartmental transfers are deducted the amounts are slightly lower.) When amounts appropriated for education are added (see House Bill 4228), the state budget for the next fiscal year will be $49.520 billion, of which $19.331 billion is federal money. Total state spending from state taxes, fees, fines, etc. will be $30.189 billion, a 4.0 percent increase over the previous year. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R - Kewadin Y • House Bill 4328, Final 2013-2014 state budget: Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate The final House-Senate compromise version of the non-education portion of the state government budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2013. See description above. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y • House Bill 4459, Prohibit TIFA “capture” of Detroit Zoo or Arts tax money: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate To prohibit the “capture” by a local Tax Increment Finance Authority (such as a Downtown Development Authority) of regional property taxes imposed to subsidize the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute for the Arts. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y • Senate Bill 300, Establish and impose minimum indigent defense standards: Passed 32 to 6 in the Senate To establish statewide standards and accountability measures for court-appointed attorneys who represent indigent criminal defendants, and establish a process by which all counties in the state would be required to conform with the standards. If a local government failed to adopt them, a state commission could take over its indigent defense administration, and impose a gradually increasing portion of the state’s costs for this, up to 40 percent. Locals would be responsible for maintaining funding at current levels, and all this would be subject to a detailed appeals process. The bill authorizes but does not fund state grants to cover increased costs. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y • Senate Bill 271, Revise corporate and developer subsidy regime: Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate To increase the maximum amount of state “community revitalization” subsidies that can be awarded to a particular developer, corporation or other special interest, from $1 million to $2.5 million. The bill would also eliminate various statutory prescriptions and restrictions on how the political appointees on the Michigan Strategic Fund board may spend state revenues allocated to this subsidy program, and delete certain disclosure and reporting requirements. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y Paint, markers and computer printouts may not match the finished artwork.

• Senate Bill 272, Authorize corporate and developer “port facility” subsidies: Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate To expand the mission of the “Michigan Strategic Fund” agency to include providing undefined subsidies for corporations, developers and other entities involved in port facilities. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y

North Central Michigan College is hosting the 2nd annual Winning Wines of the North – Wine Tasting and Wine Competition on Thursday, Aug. 8 in the Student Center cafeteria on North Central’s Petoskey campus. This event is sponsored by North Central’s Corporate and Community Education and the Straits Area Grape Growers Association (SAGGA). Professional and amateur winemakers are invited submit their best wines to be judged by sommeliers and wine professionals. Wines will be judged based on quality within their category. Judging will take place at North Central’s Student Center cafeteria between 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per bottle, two bottle minimum per

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North Central Michigan College will offer informal summer workshops on Thursdays starting June 20 through August 1. These workshops are presented by Corporate and Community Education at North Central. All will be held on the Petoskey campus in Room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to hear some of the area’s experts in history, world culture and technology share their knowledge in a fun, information discussion group. Refreshments will be served. • On June 20, learn how to set up your iPad, find the best apps, take photos and videos, access the web, stay in touch with friends and family and enjoy this new technology. Christopher Cerrudo, North Central assistant dean of instructional technology will show you how. The romance of the Old South, the portrayal of slavery and the historical reality of war – how does Gone with the Wind, the book and the movie compare with history? Presenter Joan Flinspach, CEO of Presenting the Past and former director of the Lincoln Museum

category. Entry forms are available by calling 231-348-6705 and must be submitted before Monday August 5, 2013 to Corporate and Community Education – Viticulture Program, North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey, MI, 49770. Double gold, gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in multiple categories at the Wine Tasting from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the wine tasting from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Many local wineries will offer samples of their wines. Twisted Olive Quattro, Julienne Tomatoes and other area restaurants and bakeries will provide food pairings and appetizers. The Crooked Tree Jazz Ensemble will entertain guests during a truly delightful summer celebration. Dr. Gerald Perrone, owner of Pleasantview Winery and North Central viticulture and enology instructor, will give a brief overview on tasting, evaluating, food pairing and caring for wines. North Central’s Dean of Instruction and Student Success, Dr. Christine Hammond, will discuss educational and employment opportunities in viticulture. Grape growers, wine will lead the discussion on June 27. • On July 11, Angele Khasho Larson, North Central instructor, will share her experiences as a woman in the Middle East, lessons learned from successful and failed policy and cultural program efforts, and discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tiffany and Company has played a role in United States history since its founding in 1837. It has worked for Presidents and Congress and assisted the Departments of State, War and Defense in numerous administrations. Learn more about this jeweler to the United States on July 18. Presenter will be Joan Flinspach. • On July 25, say “Hello” in Arabic. Angele Larson, who was born in East Jerusalem to a Palestinian family, will introduce participants to this beautiful and complex language. • Finally on August 1, enjoy a user-friendly hour of explanation and instruction in Social Media for Newbies. North Central’s Christopher Cerrudo will lead the discussion. Cost is $15 per week or $75 for the entire series and includes coffee, treats and course materials. Please register in advance. For more information visit cce/ or call 231-348-6705.

makers and winery owners will be available to explain what makes their northern wines unique. Cost is $20 per person. SAGGA members, NCMC students, veterans, and senior citizens receive a $5 discount. Tickets will be available to purchase in advance by calling Helen Leithauser at 231348-6705 or Tom Nathe at 231348-6613.

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Worship Times Church of the nativity Episcopal Church of the Nativity will hold a Morning Prayer service on June 23 beginning at 9 a.m. At the conclusion of the service, coffee hour will be held in the church basement. A ‘welcome back’ coffee hour will be held on the church front porch on Sunday, June 30, after the 9 a.m. church service. College and high school graduates will also be honored at that event. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information or visit us on the web at Ej Community Church On Sunday, June 23, the sermon, “Watch Your Step – Chasing Money Can Ruin You” from I Timothy 6:3-10 will be given by Pastor Jason Richey. Service time is at 8 AM and 9:30 AM. There will be no nursery or children church at the 8 AM service. There will be infant and toddler nursery available during the rest of the morning. Children from age 3 to 5th grade will have Kids Church that they can attend during the 9:30 service. There will be no 11:15 AM classes until the fall. On Monday, June 12, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM at the EJCC. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. On Tuesday, June 25, there will be a Ladies Bible Study starting at 6:30 PM. For questions concerning the East Jordan Campus, please call 536-2299 or the Walloon Campus at 535-2288. United Methodist The Boyne Falls United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 9:15 am. The church is located at 3057 Mill St. Children’s programming is held during the service for pre-school through 5th grade. Pastor Wayne McKenney. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with us each Sunday at 10 a.m. Worship is led by Rev. Elizabeth Broschart followed by fellowship. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month. An infant and toddler room is available in addition to the Children in Worship program for students age four to grade 4. For

more information call 231-582-7983 or visit our website at Walloon Lake Church On Thursday, June 20, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, the Softball Team will have a game at High School Field starting at 7:30 PM. On Sunday, June 23, the sermon will be “A Summer in Proverbs – Wisdom That Works: Wisdom and Fearing God” from Proverbs 1:17 given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9 and 10:45 AM. The infant and toddler nursery will be open. Children 3 years old through 4th grade can attend children classes during both services. The fifth through seventh grade meet in room 101 at 10:45 AM only. Eighth grade through eleventh grade classes meet during the 10:45 service only at the Youth Center. Young adult class is held at 10:45 AM in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and Community Small Groups are available. On Tuesday, June 25, the Food Pantry will be open from 5 to 6:30 PM. The church office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursday, it is open from 9 to noon. If you have any questions, please call 535-2288 or check on the church website at Jewel Heart Buddhist Center For more information, email B.C. United Methodist The Boyne City United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 11 am. The church is located at 324 S. Park Street. Children’s programming is held during the service for ages 4 through 5th grade. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. First Baptist of Boyne City 875 State St. (231) 582-9561. 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

Pedaling for a cure

This group—known as “Sal’s Gals”—road as a team during the annual Char-Em Bike4BreastCancer fundraiser in honor of Sue DeYoung and Judy Edger, two local women who lost their fight against cancer. Each year dozens of cyclists gather for the trip around Charlevoix County. Radio personality Mel Majoros, a cancer survivor herself, attended this event on Saturday June 15, and took the photo above.

How should unbelievers be treated? chris faulknor publisher How Christians should treat each other is obvious. We should treat each other with love, respect, patience, and kindness. But it is often unclear to many Christians how to treat those who don’t believe. This could mean people who don’t believe in God at all. This could mean those who practice Islam, Buddhism, or those of the Jewish faith. Either way, there are people out there who do not share our faith in Jesus Christ. Some Christians make it their mission to convert, pointing out everything about a man’s Islamic faith that doesn’t seem to make sense in the face of Christ the King. Some avoid the topic of religion entirely, grouping it with a list of other commonly avoided topics at the dinner table. Colossians 4 says, “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” God wants us to act with wisdom, but what does that mean?

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The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality during this twelfth week in Ordinary time. Activities during the week of June 23rd include: • Saint John’s is open for the Summer: Mass will be held at St. John Nepomucene parish in East Jordan on Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm through Labor Day weekend. • RCIA summer sessions continue: We are beginning our inquiry sessions for RCIA on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at St. Matthew’s. Anyone who may have an interest in the Catholic faith is invited to attend on Tuesday evenings. • Vacation Bible School: We are in need of volunteers from the faith community who would be interested in helping out with VBS this summer. We will be having VBS in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church in Boyne City. If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, please call Patty at 231-582-7718. • Come and See! Bishop Bernard Hebda and Father Don Geyman, Director of Vocations, cordially invite all men (18 and older) that are interested in learning more about the Priesthood to the “Come and See Weekend”. The weekend will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday on June 28th at the Hampton Inn in Gaylord and will include time to visit and socialize with Bishop Hebda, Father Don and other priests and seminarians of the diocese. Participants will also attend the Ordination to the Priesthood ceremony that will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Mary Cathedral. The weekend will conclude at 3 pm on Saturday following lunch and a panel discussion. There is no cost to participants though pre-registration is required. For more information please contact Father Don Geyman at 989-820-6591 or via email at To register, contact Judy Abeel at 989-732-5147

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or via email at • Save the Date: Please reserve June 26th on your calendar for Father Duane’s farewell celebration. We will begin mass at 5:30 followed by a dinner. Please RSVP by email at or by calling the parish office at 231-582-7718. • Summer Festival Date Is Set: Mark Sunday, August 18th on your calendar as the date for the 2013 St. Matthew’s Annual Summer Festival. The festival committee will be planning another fun-filled day for everyone. Again this year there will be both a silent and live auction. • Boyne Valley Catholic Community Day of Prayer for our Country: Our Fortnight for Freedom will take place place on Wednesday, July 3rd at St. Augustine’s Church. The day will begin with mass at 8:00 am, and will also include Eucharistic Adoration, time of communal prayer, litanies and Scripture, and Benediction. A full schedule for our Fortnight for Freedom will be coming out in a flyer in the next few weeks. • Mass of Thanksgiving: Deacon Bryan Medlin will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday, June 29th at the 5:00 pm Mass at St. Matthew’s. Deacon Bryan will be ordained the morning of June 29th at the Cathedral, and will celebrate his first Mass of Thanksgiving as a priest with the faith community. A reception will follow after Mass. • Habitat for Humanity service week begins: The Boyne Valley Catholic Community senior high youth ministry program will begin their service week with Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County on Monday, June 24th. They will be working on a house in Johannesburg. A team of ten from the faith community will spend the entire week helping to build a home for a young mother and her child. Weekday Masses: Wednesday, June 26th 5:30 pm St. Matthew (Fr. Duane Farewell celebration)

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Food pantries • Boyne City Community Pantry (1st Mon 10am-12pm and 3rd Mon 5-7pm); 401 State Street, Boyne City (231-582-2551) • Boyne Valley Pantry (Thu 2-5pm) 3031 Main Street, Boyne Falls (231549-2230) • Seventh Day Adventist (Mon 6-8pm, Wed 10am-12pm) 326 Park Street, Boyne City (231-5820151) • Good Samaritan Family Services Food Pantry (231) 588-2208 9746 Main St. Ellsworth, MI 49729 • Manna Food Project (231) 347-8852 8791 McBride Park Dr. Harbor Springs, MI 49740 • Mancelona Food Pantry & Resale Shop 201 N Maple St Mancelona, MI 49659 (231) 587-9606

First off, let’s remember how God acted towards us as unbelievers. God’s response to our sin was to send his son Jesus, by whose sacrifice we are forgiven. God was kind to us, and because of Jesus, we are called to be kind to others. There was a time when all Christians were called atheists, among other things. We were considered atheists because we did not worship the gods of everyone else. We were considered unpatriotic, because we didn’t burn offerings in the temples for our rulers. We were once the outsiders. We are called to be kind, gentle, loving, and humble for a variety of reasons. First off, we don’t want to look like idiots -- plain and simple. We’ve all seen that raving lunatic screaming about how God hates these people and God hates those people, and even God hates the media -- enough said. Second, the reputation of the gospel of Christ depends on us. Every time we say we’re living out

the gospel and then go show our hate, we are making the words of the Bible look false. Every time we preach to take the plank from our own eye before going after our neighbors speck and then go perpetuate gossip and rumors, we make the passage that much less valuable. Finally, the everyone judges Christianity based upon what they see in Christians around them. How are you representing your lord and savior to the world? Are you spreading hate in the name of Christ when you air your angry views on homosexuality, throwing out titles and vulgarity? Or are you spreading a message of love by showing it to everyone regardless of what they believe? Peter said in one of his books, “Don’t repay evil for evil, or insult with insult, but with blessing repay the evil cast at you.” Be kind and bless those who hurt you, insult you, and hate you. That is what we are each called to do, and our reward in heaven will be great.

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Don’t let investments take a vacation Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING

Barrelback after hours

East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Executive President Mary Faculak and Cathy Dewey (above, from left) of Beaver Island Boat Company enjoy discussion at the recent Business After Hours at the new Barrel Back Restaurant in Walloon Lake. Boyne City Area Chamber of Commerce volunteers Doug and Sharyn Bean (below) sell 50/50 tickets to patrons.

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101 S. Lake St. P.O. Box 423 Boyne City, MI 49712 Bus. (231) 582-3416 Fax (877) 408-3474 At long last, summer is almost here — which may mean it’s time to put together your traveling plans. Still, while you and your family may enjoy going a summertime trip, there’s one part of your life that should not go on vacation — and that’s your investment portfolio. So, what can you do to help your investments keep on working all year long, year in and year out? Here are a few suggestions: •Don’t chase after “hot” investments. Many times, you will hear about a “hot” investment, usually a stock. However, by the time you hear about such an investment, it may already be cooling off. Even more importantly, it might not have been appropriate for your needs — and any investment that has either “flamed out” or wasn’t right for you in the first place will not be a “hard worker” in your portfolio. •Monitor “lazy” investments. Under the right circumstances, just about any investment could be

Dave Says Resenting the family loan Dear Dave, I borrowed $30,000 from my aunt to buy a condo eight years ago. We had a deal that she would get her money back, plus a dave ramsey piece of the ‘dave says’ profits, when it sold. If there were no profits, she would get back her original $30,000. Recently the condo sold and I lost the money I put into it, plus my aunt’s money as well. I make good money and don’t have any other debt, but I’m a little resentful now that she wants me to pay her back. Do you have any suggestions? Christine Dear Christine, I don’t want to be mean, but you have no right to be resentful toward your aunt. This is the deal you signed up for, and she did nothing wrong. Wanting her money back now isn’t greedy or malicious on her part, and it’s definitely not worth putting a family relationship at risk. I know what you’re thinking, because it’s just human nature. You just went through a lot, and the situation didn’t work out as planned. Plus, it doesn’t sound like your aunt is hurting financially if she put $30,000 toward helping you in the deal. Part of you is thinking she has plenty of money, so why doesn’t she just forgive the debt and forget about everything? If you were barely scraping by, I might suggest that you sit down and talk with her over a cup of coffee, explain the situation and ask her to forgive the debt. Right now, the little girl part of you is whining,“Oh, come on. Just let me go!”But the grown-up Christine knows better. That part of you is whispering, “You know what to do…” Pay her back as quickly as possible, and get this bad deal behind you for good. You said you make good money, so just take care of your responsi-

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of value to you. However, under different scenarios, those same investments may not be doing as much for you. To cite one example, when interest rates are at historic lows, as has been the case recently, and your portfolio contains a relatively large amount of short-term fixed-rate vehicles whose interest payments don’t even keep up with inflation, they could be considered “lazy” investments. •Look for the “multi-taskers.” In most aspects of life, “multi-taskers” are valuable — and it’s the same in the investment world. Can you find a particular type of investment that may be able to achieve multiple goals at the same time? Consider dividend-paying stocks. If you need the income to supplement your cash flow, you can cash the dividend checks. And since some companies tend to increase their dividends, your investment in these stocks can serve as a source of potential for rising income, helping keep you ahead of inflation. Furthermore, if you don’t actually need the dividends to support your income stream, you can reinvest them to increase your ownership stake — a method of building your overall wealth. Finally, many dividend-paying stocks also offer

significant growth potential. Keep in mind, though, that there are no guarantees, because companies can lower or discontinue their dividends at any time. And, as you know, stocks are subject to market risk, including the potential loss of principal invested. •Don’t take a “time out” from investing. The financial markets regularly move up and down. During the down times, it’s important not to get so discouraged that you decide to take a “time out” from investing until “things get better.” No one can really predict when a downturn will end, but you don’t want to be on the investment sidelines when the market turns around — because the biggest gains can occur in the early stages of a rally. And in any case, if you’re not constantly investing, or at least exploring new investment opportunities, your portfolio could begin to stagnate — or even become “unbalanced,” in which case it may no longer fit your objectives or your risk tolerance. By following the above suggestions, you can help keep your investments working for you this summer — as well as fall, winter and spring. The road toward achieving your financial goals is a long one — so try to keep moving.

bility. It’ll hurt some, but it’s better than taking a chance on ruining the relationship with a very generous and loving aunt. —Dave

tors are trying to gather up as much information as possible in order to sue you. Even if that’s not the case here, there’s no reason for you to be supplying them with a bunch of extra info. Just offer them the $3,000, and make it clear that your financial coach—which is me—told you not to answer any more of their nosy questions. Make sure they understand that your offer of $3,000 stands as a settlement of the debt today. If they’re willing to accept the offer, get a statement in writing saying that the $3,000 represents payment in full before you cut the check. If they choose not to accept your offer, and they keep asking questions that are none of their business, just tell them to call back when they’re willing to discuss terms. Then, hang up! —Dave

Watch what you give them! Dear Dave, I’m working on my debt snowball, and I’m trying to settle with a pushy collector. I don’t have the $9,000 I owe, but I have $3,000 I’d like to offer as a settlement. Recently the collector has started asking for a lot of information I don’t feel comfortable providing. What should I do? Daniel Dear Daniel, Lots of times in these kinds of situations collec-

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From pg. 2 ture nails—which now protrude on the right side at knee level—from goring me. The sides are so weakened that when I try to get out of the chair they spread about an arm’s length on each side. This leaves me half standing and pinwheeling while I fight gravity and contort my body backwards in a manner that makes it look like I am doing one hell of a limbo. Sometimes I get up. Sometimes I fall back into the chair. I’ve tried oiling the rocker assembly but cannot seem to find the grunts, groans and high-pitched squeaks it produces. This past Saturday my daughter thought she would be helpful and suggested we bring up the not-quite-as-old blue recliner from the bar in the basement. “New blue?” This piece of furniture is one of the many roadside acquisitions which populate my man cave. I’ve never actually

sat in it but it certainly appears to be in better shape than Old Blue. The kids brought it up and placed it in the living room for dear old dad. Other than being a little dusty, the fabric was in decent shape and it appeared to be mechanically sound. My daughter jumped into it and pulled the lever— the foot rest worked! Then it was my turn. I sat down in the chair. “Not bad,” I beamed. I pushed up with my tippy-toes. “It rocks,” I lauded. Then it happened. I made the mistake of scooching back in the chair and giving a the floor a good shove with my feet to send me rocking back and forth. I went back, alright. What I didn’t know at the time was that this roadside find had been someone else’s Old Blue. Apparently the bottom assembly had fallen into disrepair and they fixed it by building a new base out of two-by-fours—a base significantly smaller than the original. Now, basic physics tells us that a tall object with too great of a top weight and too small of a base is destined for

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failure. I fell backward in slow-motion. My arms clutched at the open air, my feet kicked. I was falling so slowly I had time to scream to my wife: “Where’s Maisy! Where’s Maisy?” The last thing I saw was the uncontrollable shaking of my wife as she laughed. I had visions of landing on our 11-pound Shi Tzu. “Where’s Maisy! Where’s Maisy?” I screamed over and over. I even had time to scream “Help me!” a few times but nobody helped. I hit the floor with with a muffled “thud.” And, as I lie there in all my ridiculousness—the wife standing over me and convulsing with laughter—I thought about how I had gotten to this particular point in my life. New Blue now sits next to Old Blue, which is next to the broken piano I paid $100 for, but which is so heavy it will never leave this house. I am now officially in the market for a new recliner. Perhaps someone will buy me one for the Fourth of July.

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toys and tumbling mats for toddlers and an obstacle course for children ages 7 to 11. The fitness staff will be available to help parents and their children with all activities. Participants should wear suitable gym clothing and clean, dry shoes. Cost is $5 per family and includes all activities. Get out of the heat and enjoy our air-conditioned facility. For more information, call 231-439-6370.

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The Leadership Charlevoix County Class of 2013 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Whiting Park Saturday June 15, to unveil their new Mobi-Mat and Mobi-Chair project. The mats and chairs will allow disabled people to access the beach and water. Also pictured are County Parks Manager Ross Maxwell and Disability Network volunteer Faith Dunshee, who is seated in the Mobi Chair. June 19 MAIN STREET CELEBRATION Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 19th - the 10th anniversary of the Boyne City Main Street Program. In its first decade as a Michigan Main Street community, Boyne City accomplished more than anyone ever could have imagined. With a common vision, creativity, and a spirit of fun, we put our collective shoulder into it, worked hard and turned Boyne City into one of the hottest destinations in the state. Join us in a big community celebration with music by Horton Creek, hot dogs, ice cream and other refreshments from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gazebo in Old City Park. The anniversary celebration will continue through the summer and beyond.

The sessions are on Friday, June 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. North Central’s Surgical Technologist program courses are offered over four semesters (excluding summer), beginning in the fall term of odd-numbered years and ending at the close of the winter term one year later. Interested students should plan to attend either of these sessions for more information about the program or about the application process! Meet at the desk in the lobby of the main entrance to the hospital. Applications for the cohort to begin in Fall of 2013 are due no later than July 1, 2013. The link to the Allied Health Program Application form is http://www.

June 20 - Aug. 1 Dig Into Reading Children of all ages will explore the vast world at their feet this summer as Boyne District Library presents “Dig Into Reading” during its summer reading program. Activities will include programs on dinosaurs; rocks and fossils; animals that live underground; gardening; and pirates digging for treasure. The summer reading program is open to young people, preschool through teens, with programs, prizes, a reading club, and more. Each week will feature special performances at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s community room. All ages are invited to the performances, which will take place in the library’s Community Room. No registration is required, and there is no charge for any of the events. The schedule is as follows: the Storytellers on Thursday, June 20; PaleoJoe on Wednesday, June 26; Acting Up Theater Company on Thursday, July 11; Raven Hill on Thursday, July 18; and Howell Nature Center on Thursday, Aug. 1. For more information, call the library at 231-5827861 or visit

June 21 Day of action Char-Em United Way’s Day of Action June 21- the longest day of the year- is United Way’s Day of Action. This is your chance to get involved! Char-Em United Way is reaching out to the members of the community to sit down and read to children. Contact Matt Knopsnider, Education Support Specialist AmeriCorps*VISTA, (231) 487-1006 for locations and times. Space is limited, please call today. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: or call 231-487-1006.

June 21 Fish Fry Fish Fry at Greensky Hill on Friday, June 21 from 4:307:00 p.m. Dinner includes French fries, cole slaw, carrot salad, rolls, and lemon pie. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Call (231) 547-9848 or (231) 8381138 with any questions. June 21 Rummage Sale Boyne City First Presbyterian Church Corner Of Park And Pine Streets Friday June 21, 2013 9Am- 4Pm Saturday June 22,2013 9Am-12Pm June 21 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST ORIENTATION SESSIONS SCHEDULED North Central Michigan College is offering two orientation sessions for potential surgical technologist students at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital.

June 22 Community center fundraiser Paula Poundstone benefit concert for Boyne Country Community Center, BCHS Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m. Tickets and info. (camp quality fund-raiser) June 26 Evenings at the Gazebo Evenings at the Gazebo concert series begins, Wednesdays throughout the summer, Old City Park, 6:30 p.m. June 28-29 SOBO festival SOBO Arts Festival, Friday night downtown, 6-9p.m. Saturday at Peninsula Beach 9a.m.-5p.m. July 3 Waterside arts & crafts Waterside Arts & Crafts Show and kids bouncers open for 4th of July Celebration, Veterans Park. July 3 - Aug. 28 NCMC family fun days The North Central Michigan College gym and fitness center is offering Family Fun Day Wednesdays July 3 through August 28 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Activities will be in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. Activities will include soccer, basketball, volleyball, Pickle ball and Eclipse Ball. There will be appropriate

july 4 Fourth of July celebration 4th of July Celebration (Running race, parade, craft fair, bouncers, music, duck race, raft race, soapbox derby, fireworks), Various events throughout the day starting at 6:30a.m.10p.m. 4TH OF JULY PARADE and running race applications are now available - click here for the parade. The theme of this year’s parade is “Great Moments in Time,” and floats will be judged. The Grand Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on July 4th. Registration forms for the 35th annual Independence Day Run - 2-mile and 10k races along the edge of Lake Charlevoix are also available by clicking here. A tentative schedule for the 4th of July Celebration is online at www. July 12-13 boyne thunder Boyne Thunder, Veterans Park, www.boynethunder. com. July, 12; 6-8:30p.m. July, 13; 8a.m.-7p.m.

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Larry Sauter (above) throws a heavy ball down Addis Road as part of an Irish Road Bowling event put on to help the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. Jim Smith (below) takes his shot at the big game.

SUMMER VOLUNTEERS The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce again plans to have its log cabin Visitors Center open for extended hours this summer. We are looking for volunteers to staff the office from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays during Stroll the Streets along with some hours on Saturdays and Sundays. We are looking for friendly people who care about the growth and prosperity of our community. Volunteering for this activity will only involve a few hours. With enough individuals volunteering any one person will only work once a month. So please get your friends to join us. Contact the chamber at 231-582-6222. ONGOING EVENTS WRC Play events The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers FREE Playgroups for children aged 0-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. The summer schedule is: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Tuesdays at Jordan Valley District Library community room, East Jordan; 9:30-11:00 a.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; 9:30-11:00 a.m. Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City. Call (231) 347-0067 or visit for more information. SENIOR CENTER LUNCHES Boyne Area Senior Center has finished a highly successful summer program of evening meals instead of lunches on Wednesdays - but next week it’s back to lunches at noon Monday through Friday. Suggested donation for lunch is $3 for those 60 and older and $6 for those under 60. For more information call coordinator Terri Powers at (231) 582-6682 Foreign language lessons Boyne District Library offers Mango Languages, an online learning system. Go to for more information on this free offering. 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. Second Sunday, monthly Freethought association The Freethought Association of Northern Michigan invites humanists, agnostics, non believers and any one interested in challenging their beliefs and stimulate their thinking, to attend their monthly meetings. Join us on the second Sunday of every month from 1 to 3 PM. at the Emmet County Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road in Petoskey. For further information see our website at http:// or send an email to:

Come be a part of a group of honest, caring business people and enjoy: • Working close to people who care about each other • Combined efforts on events and projects • A good location for your business Rent a business space at the Water Street Center on Main Street in beautiful Boyne City and know that your business has found a wonderful home.

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A fight to the crowned finish, in this week’s ‘Game On!’ Tension is nonexistent, for June’s only just sprouted. Like they’re kids caught in competition, you watch a pair distance kevin lange themselves ‘Game on!’ from the pack, their stats beginning to blossom. Nothing to sweat over, yet appealing to keep an eye on. The future comes fast, and Baltimore’s Chris Davis joins Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera as the duo of front runners for the face of it. The goal in reach? The MLB’s eminent Triple Crown award. Until Cabrera led the big league in home runs, batting average, and RBIs last season, not a player—not Sosa, not McGwire, not even Bonds—has met such a feat since Carl Yastrzemski did in 1967. Talk about being rare; this is steak you could’ve sworn had a heartbeat. The race between these two has shown every making to be a hit-for-hit fight to the finish. Hits in the batter’s box, that is. Amidst it, there are many unassuming similarities, along with polarized differences to match their near identical statistics— probably more than you’d think. With college for each an endeavor never met, they’ve chosen the role of the slugger over the scholar. Living three years apart, 27 (Davis) and 30 (Cabrera), both can look back on it and agree the price was right. Each has comfortably plateaued the million dollar mark, yet one check to the bank stomps the other like a shoe to an ant. Cabrera’s salary is nearly seven times more than that of Davis’. Davis, holding a pupil-popping .688 slugging percentage, even dropped from .797 a week earlier, leads the league among players with multiple hits, making him, at this point, the better allaround hitter. Cabrera, who leads the league with 65 RBIs, over a dozen more than Davis, flat out brings runners all around the diamond. In a way, they both bring it all around. Cabrera is a set more sizable. Davis steps in at 6’3”, 230; Cabrera goes 6’4”, 240. Davis, only in his maturing fifth year in the league, is taking notes in Mr. Cabrera’s class, whose tenured resume holds a decade under his belt. Eight years ago, Davis was in his backyard, playing for Navarro Junior College in Texas for the parents, cars speeding by, and scorekeepers being paid to be there. Cabrera was busy cranking out his path to 33 homers for the Marlins down in South Beach in front of 23,000 every night. Davis would have to pay $30 to see nine innings of him with his binoculars, all while dabbing a nose bleed. Cabrera steps into his batter’s box like a president does his podium, a king does his throne. A right-handed hitter, he stays in a balanced crouch. The boulder shoulder drops, the left knee yanks up, and four tons of force pummels a fastball, the bat swinging quicker than the flap of a housefly. Forget the hyperbole; Sports Science proved it. Davis stays planted in a southpaw, redwood-straight stance, his bat like a bobber in a calm pond. The fish yanks it when the whistling ball meets the face of the plate. 34 percent of the time, he’s

a keeper at some base or plate. Having had to transition from the one-dimensional, couple-stepsand-snag duty of first base all the way to the opposite corner, third base, last year, Cabrera has had to drop the excess pounds. A reported 20 to 25 pounds he’s dropped during the season of hibernation and snow. Pretty impressive. Davis is staying put at first, and given that he’s stolen zero bases so far, two less than Cabrera, staying quicker than Howie Mandel with germs behind him is harder to see than where these two can crush the ball. Statistics continue to inch these two players closer to the Triple Crown, possibly awarded by the end of September. Here’s the rankings thus far: • Chris Davis: .338 batting average (rank: 5th), 21 home runs (rank: 1st), 56 RBIs (rank: 3rd). • Miguel Cabrera: .358 batting average (rank: 1st), 18 home runs (rank: 3rd), 69 RBIs (rank: 1st). Not to forget, Cabrera is second in the MLB in intentional walks, Davis third. Davis’ Orioles, as of June 14, boast a 38-29 record, second in the AL East only to the Red Sox. Cabrera’s Tigers are 36-28, leading the AL Central. So it was quite fitting to compare their performances in a threegame series against each other’s own respected teams last week. With Max Scherzer pitching for Detroit, Miguel Gonzalez for Baltimore, Cabrera and Davis each went two for four, but twice Davis was struck out in an Orioles’ win. The next day, against Jason Ham-

mel, Cabrera made Oriole Park one baseball poorer, hitting his second home run of the series. Despite going one for four, he brought in four runs. Davis, on the other hand, went one for four as well, but struck out three times in a Tigers feast, Detroit winning 10-3. In the third and final game of the matchup, Cabrera again went one

for four, striking out only for the first time in the series. Davis, meanwhile, went a solid two for four with a home run. In the series, Cabrera struck out only twice to Davis’ six. Ironically, Cabrera also had six RBIs to Davis’ two. You do the math. Sure, a brief series can only begin to show the theme of a season


not even half way in, but it gave people a glimpse. With the Orioles and Tigers fighting for high spots in the American League, 3rd and 5th, respectively, an individual matchup only adds to the significance. History being chased, the path into late September should be compelling to see play out on so many levels.

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The Boyne City Ramblers girls’ varsity softball team recently competed in regional play. Pictured are #7 Hannah Hoth (above) who is being lauded by her teammates after making it safely to home base. Pictured (at right) is the Ramblers’ pitcher, #13, Emma Shumaker. Boyne City lost to Gladstone 8-2.

Charlevoix now has heart care that’s among the nation’s best. Charlevoix Area Hospital is pleased to welcome Munson cardiologists to Charlevoix. Traverse Heart & Vascular, a service of Munson Medical Center, provides heart care equal to the nation’s best institutions. Munson’s heart program is consistently recognized for high quality, including being named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals* in 2011 for superior clinical and operational performance. Munson cardiologists travel to Charlevoix Area Hospital to see patients for consultation, evaluation, testing, and follow-up care. Patients who need advanced heart care have access to the Webber Heart Center at Munson Medical Center, the recognized regional leader in heart care. We are delighted to bring expert heart care to our community. For more information, go to or talk with your primary care physician about a referral. *Thomson Reuters (now Truven Health Analytics)

Anthony Ochoa, MD, and Nicklaus Slocum, MD

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East Jordan Freedom Festival Fireworks in the park, two parades and performances from three original bands are a few of the many events included in this year's East Jordan Freedom Festival. The festivities start with events like teen glow bowling and old-time kids' games on Wednesday June 19, the Schmidt Amusements carnival and community talent show, and end with a lip sync contest and a fireworks finale on Saturday June 22. “Just about everything is free, with the exception of the raffle drawing,” said Shannon Fender, East Jordan Freedom Festival Board President. The festival's numerous events have been able to continue through the years because of many volunteers and cooperation from local businesses. One of the festival's many returning events is the Water Recon Mission. A course will be set up for a grand water fight guaranteed to take an edge off the summer heat as well as provide fun for friends, family and people within the community. “This year we've added new live entertainment—a new band on Thursday night,” Fender said. Entertainment throughout the festival will also include Audio Circus, a cover band that plays '80s hit rock songs; the Tom Zipp Band, which will play songs of its own, is influenced by musicians Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton and Willie Nelson; and, also playing, will be L.O.R.E.N.T.E, a band which cre-

ates its own music influenced by musicians like Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert and Lee Brice. “It's for everyone: families and communities; everyone should come,” said Fender. “We have stuff for little kids right on up to entertainment for adults, and the fireworks are great.” The festival also has activities aimed towards kids, teens and adults. For children, Saturday kids' activities include all kinds of old-fashioned games, a bouncy house, a petting zoo and more. Teen events include the Wii Just Dance Competition and teen glow bowling, where teens and older kids can enjoy friendly rivalry. Adults can enjoy all activities as well as the carnival and fireworks. “It's truly a community festival. We invite people to come into one or many events because there is certainly something for everyone on the schedule,” said Mary Faculak, Executive Director of the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce. According to Fender, the four-day festival requires nearly a year's worth of planning. “We have a freedom fest' committee that works the entire year to put the festival together,” Fender said. “Before the summer is even over we'll start on the next year.” Fender added that the organization relies on, and appreciates, the community that helps to keep the festival going each year. “It's been an East Jordan tradition for many years,” she said. For more information, go to



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• 5-7pm Old Time Kids Games (Memorial Park) Twister Joe • 7-9pm Wii Dance Competition on (Memorial Park) Winner gets the Wii 2nd Place wins a bean bag chair • 9:30pm Glow Bowling for Teens (Grades 9-12, Gemini Lanes) Pre-registration recommended & available at


• 9am-1pm Farmer’s Market (Sportsman’s Park) • 5pm-10pm Carnival - Schmidt Amusements (Main & Esterly St.) • 6pm Open Play Horseshoes Offering outdoor seating and service, other games for adults Open for bowling all weekend, $2 per game. Contact Bill for details 536-2411 Connie’s Karaoke will also be entertaining at 9:30 pm. • 7pm Talent Show (Memorial Park) • 8:30-10:30 Live Entertainment AUDIO CIRCUS (Memorial Park)

• Noon-9pm Crafts and Things (Sportsman’s Park) • Noon-11pm Carnival • 6-9:30pm Friday Night Block Party “You’re a Grand Ole Flag”” (Main St.) Food/Game booths by various non-profits • 6pm Youth Parade “Red, White and Blue” Reg. in Memorial Park at 5:30pm. Start at Marina parking lot, head north up Main St., left on Williams St. Prizes will be awarded on the Way Transportation Main Street Stage. • 6pm Horseshoe Tournament Doubles-$5 per person, trophies awarded. Offering outdoor seating and service, other games for adults, Lanes open for bowling all weekend, $2 per game. • 7pm-9:30 Live Entertainment at the Way Transportation Main St. Stage featuring Tom Zipp Band and the Traverse City Knuckleheads • 10pm Tourist Park Light Contest Judging Winners will be announced Saturday during Festival 500 Drawing Rain location for all applicable

Tune into the Live Broadcast from the East Jordan Freedom Festival Block Party from 4-6 p.m. on Friday June 21 on 94.5 & 93.9 FM Patriot Voice Radio! Chris Faulknor of the Boyne City Gazette will be talking to festival officials and East Jordan community leaders.

4-6 p.m. Friday June 21 • 94.5 & 93.9 FM Live from the EJ Freedom Festival Block Party The East Jordan Freedom Festival Broadcast & Events Section has been generously sponsored by the following businesses:

Spicy Bob's Italian Express Glen's Market The Jordan Inn The Top Ten Party Store East Jordan Auto Parts East Jordan Lion & Lioness JK&W Salvage Great Hill Herbs Mary’s II (Formerly The EJ Shoppe) The Computer Center U.S.A Route: West Side of the Bridge to Main, Main to Division, end at Watson Field • 5pm Horseshoe Tournament Singles-$5 per person, trophies awarded. Outdoor seating & JUNE 22 service, other games for adults SATURDAY • 6pm Lip Sync Contest on stage • 10am Bingo (American Legion) in Memorial Park; Must be registered by Friday, June 21 with • 10am-2pm Maddie’s Petting song approval. Forms available Zoo (Murphy Field Area) at the Chamber office or by callBlueberry Hill Amusements ing Jackie at 536-7763. Check in Pony Rides at 4:30pm. Castle Bounce House (Murphy Field Area) • 6pm Prize Raffl e (Memorial • Water Cannon Recon Sign-up at Park) Over 40 Great Prizes! Must be present to win. Drawings 9:30am begin at 6pm during the Lip Sync • 11am Skater’s Competition (Skate Park) Warm-up begins at Contest. 10am The East Jordan Freedom Festival schedule is subject to change. • Noon Grand Parade Line-up check in by The East Jordan Lioness Club at the East Jordan Family Health Center on Bridge St. • Noon-9pm Crafts & Things (Sportsman’s Park) • Noon-10pm Vendors in the Park (Memorial Park) Outdoor seating • Noon-11pm Carnival (Main & Esterly Streets) • 3pm Grand Parade Grand Marshal: All Veterans -

events: Downtown at The Civic Center. All registration forms available at the Chamber or can be downloaded from

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