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Serving topics of interest to all of Charlevoix County • No. 237 - Vol. 5 - Issue 29 • ‘Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens’ • Wednesday March 12, 2014


Architect hired Boyne Commissioners choose firm 3-2 Benjamin Gohs news Editor

‘Advantage’ advocate

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Local realtor and author Mark Kowalske presented his book “The Boyne Advantage,” along with words of wisdom from his life, to members of the Boyne City High School junior class on Thursday March 6. The Boyne Advantage describes Kowalske’s principles for success centered around the five letters in the word “BOYNE.” The book will be used as part of their curriculum.

plane crash photog case dismissed

The Charlevoix County Prosecutor’s Office issued a joint statement, early last week, announcing the dismissal of charges related to a recent allen telgenhof plane crash. Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof, in the Tuesday March 4 release, stated that the charges were dismissed against Damien Leist, an employee of the Charlevoix County News. Prosecutors had alleged that Leist photographed human remains in a

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Following much discussion, the Boyne City Commission voted 3-2, on Tuesday Feb. 25, to hire Environmental Architects to complete a study of Boyne City’s facilities. Leading up to the decision, Boyne City Manager Michael Cain updated commissioners on the status of the city’s request for proposals of architectural design services and explained the process. “We (city staff) each individually ranked them and then we combined that to develop a group ranking,” Cain said. “Items that were discussed as factors for the decisions from the various department heads included what was proposed as public participation, hours dedicated to the project, the proposed project time-lines, and previous similar projects.” He added, “Subsequent to that, we publicly opened the cost portion of those bids. And, the bids ranged

Engstrom seeks 33rd

Charlevoix native seeks judgeship megan wilson contributing writer

ed engstrom

Ed Engstrom of Charlevoix is the latest candidate for the 33rd Circuit Judicial race to be featured in the Boyne City Gazette’s ongo-

ing series. Engstrom has been practicing law for 25 years throughout the state of Michigan, and is currently practicing at Berren & Engstrom, PLC. “I received my law degree from the Detroit College of Law, now known as Michigan State University,” said Engstrom. “After I graduated I practiced law in the courts across Michigan—I’ve been to both civil and criminal courts, even federal

courts.” Engstrom believes that his current profession is similar to a judicial one, and that’s what has helped to influence his decision to run. “I have been before almost 100 judges in my career, and I’ve been intrigued as to how they can help people,” said Engstrom. “Being an attorney, I help people as well but it’s one-sided; it’s just in my blood to help people.” Engstrom was born in Charlevoix and is a graduate of Charlevoix High School. Dedication to work and getting the job done right are the strengths that Engstrom believes he has to fulfill the job requirements for the County. “If you ask any of my past employers, they would say, when I take a job, I get it done on time—I don’t procrastinate,” said Engstrom. “I’ve been in 13 different circuit courts. I’ve been in 26 different district

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The annual Charlevoix County Officials and Elected Leaders Summit was recently held in Boyne City. Officials discussed a variety of topics including health insurance, water quality, communication, county administration, trails, broadband and ambulance services. “Health care—it is a constantly moving target,” said summit cohost Robin Berry, the Chapter Chair of the Michigan Townships Association, during the Monday Feb. 24 meeting... “At an MTA conference they said they’re still working on defining how we’re going to have to deal with our volunteer fire depart-

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top topics of recent county-wide elected leader/officials summit ments … so we’ve got to be keeping records of how many real hours volunteers spend, so they can’t come back and tell us, ‘Oh, that’s a fulltime employee.’” Berry told officials that they must keep track of fire fighters who attend meetings, and how long the meeting lasted; how many fire runs they go on, and how long those lasted; so it can be verified that they are not fulltime employees. Also, Berry said, elected officials were advised to keep track of their hours spent working on public matters. “That’s something we really struggled with as we were learning how

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from a low of $21,750 to a high of $91,645.” The request for proposals originally went out Dec. 16, 2013. Boyne City department heads and city administrative staff reviewed the proposals it received on Feb. 11. Cain said that, based on the rankings determined by city officials, four firms were selected for interviews. The four firms included Environmental Architects, Elaine Keiser Architects, Northwest Design Group and THA.

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Charlevoix City Manager Rob Straebel addresses his fellow officials and elected leaders from across Charlevoix County during a recent summit.

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This story starts with a plane crash near Boyne City. Several reporters were escorted to and from the crash site by local law enforcement, chris faulknor who accom‘two cents’ panied us during our time on the scene and carefully monitored how close we were and what it is that we were photographing, as the scene had not yet been investigated by the FAA and there were said to be remains that were unable to be removed as easily as the rest. The waters get murky, however the escorts stopped, much of the commotion died down, and Damien Leist from the Charlevoix County News arrived (late by his own admission). He alleged that he asked for permission to take his video footage, at which point he headed, un-escorted, to the scene, took a brief video with the help of another staff member, and placed it online for public viewing. It was later alleged that a family member of a victim took issue, and the police were quick to say that the did not, indeed, give him the permission he said he had been given. Due to the remains that were unable to be removed, he was charged by the Charlevoix County Prosecutor’s Office with photographing a dead body in a grave, the same law used to keep photos from being taken on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

These charges were later dropped, Mr. Leist apologized, and everyone went home, or did they? I’m still not happy. Question #1—Were the remains ever the issue? After viewing the video for myself, it was a low-quality (referring to the resolution, not the work of the reporter) video, and despite squinting, tilting my head, and borrowing a pair of reading glasses, I couldn’t discern any human remains, in fact, I had enough difficulty making out what was left of the plane. Question #2—If the scene was still under investigation, why was he allowed in and not monitored? Whether the officer gave him permission or he deviously snuck in, I’m forced to ask why a scene under investigation wasn’t being watched closely by someone who would have verified all of this. Question #3—What happens next? That’s where my real issue lies here. The next time I do something that irritates members of our local law enforcement, is someone going to find a law he hadn’t even been that familiar with prior to this and bring me in? Regardless of conviction, I’d be paying attorney fees in the thousands, miss time I should be working, and have my alleged transgressions out in the community for the world to see. Let’s face it, we’ve written stories that have praised our local police, but we’ve also written stories that I can hardly imagine they were thrilled with. For example, when the father of an assault victim spoke out and alleged police misconduct going so far as the Attorney General’s office, the words “Cops Under Fire” went

across the front page. And so, what happens next time? There will, of course, be a next time, because we don’t believe in good news and bad news here, it’s all the news, and logic dictates that, eventually, something’s going to come up in that news that hurts or offends a member of our law enforcement community. What happens the next time there’s a plane crash (that was the fourth I’ve photographed in almost five years) and it’s time to get photos? Am I going to tread lighter or do my job differently, remembering just how much attorneys charge and how ugly a courtroom must look from the side of the accused? Sometimes, this job is gruesome. Sometimes, it’s unpleasant, because as I said before, news is news. An 8-year-old cheering as he wins the spelling bee is news and we smile as we see his face in the paper, but other things are news too. Dead bodies, murders, theft, scrapes, falls, and fights are all news and deserve the same reporting. Think, in fact, of the journalists embedded with military units in Vietnam, Korea, and the Middle East. Reporters should never be barred from doing their job because it’s unpleasant, but more concerning, they shouldn’t be punished out of spite. It leaves all of us feeling skittish when we go to cover the news of our community and to do our jobs. The decision to drop the charges was, in my opinion, a wise and just call, but I can’t help but go back to my favorite poster: “First they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew.” Not this newspaper; we’re speaking out because it’s the right thing to do.

Anne Thurston-Brandly asks: Who is behind it all? I believe most of my life I have failed to give any thought about what exists around me in an everyday sort of way. The streets I drive here annethurston-brandly in Boyne as I make my runs ‘Beautiful boyne’ to the post office, bank, grocery, hardware, book store or stop for a cone, sandwich, coffee, video or simply to sit in the park to bask in the beauty of our wonderful lake never prompt me to think about how they happen to be where they are. Or who was the ‘doer’. We all know at one time there was no town, only forested hills, creeks and rivers flowing into Lake Charlevoix. And we have read the story and viewed the photos of the Irish couple who penetrated the area here at the mouth of the Boyne River and decided to call it home; naming it after their beloved Ireland. But from that moment on the changes which fell in place where we live today have been lost as those who accomplished it with shovels, axes and saws have

moved on into another world. Oh, bits and pieces can be found if we open our eyes and ears. One such is a huge boulder which was placed in our waterfront park close to the river’s mouth. It commemorates one such man. But who moved the mouth of the river? Who had the vision to do such a thing? Was it necessary to have it at the backdoor of our business center? Which business structure was first built? Was it on Main or Water Street? And is it still standing? Do people walk in and out of it all the time having no idea of its first days? I am certain there are those who know the answers. I’d like to know. As for the river’s relocation I wandered over to my favorite building in Boyne – the library, where Nancy found answers for me. A member of the Presbyterian Church and author had written a book back in the 60’s about happenings in Boyne by researching through back issues of the Boyne Citizen. He found them stashed away in the library’s basement back then. She also showed me a picture of the excavation underway for the river’s relocation. The accompanying article gave me the reason for its move. Not at all what I had thought but rather to enable the city to better serve itself with the projected new sewer plant which stands in the small city park off Lake Shore Drive and

Gaye’s Canine Q&A

This week I thought I'd share a few common non-behavioral questions that clients often ask me. Do dogs live a long time? While we may wish dogs had nine lives, they only gaye amick have one. To enbow wow corner sure your dog has a long,healthy and happy life, it's important to schedule regular veterinary visits. Your dog need annual wellness check-ups, vaccines and nutritional consultations. - just like we do. A vet visit shouldn't only be for when your dog is sick. • A few table scraps are OK for my dog, right? Think of it this way, if you give your twenty pound dog one ounce of cheddar cheese

it's like a human eating one and a half chocolate bars. • Do Dogs wag their tail when they're happy? Yes and No. Dogs wag their tail for many reasons but the most common occurrences are when they are happy or nervous, and sometimes as a precursor to aggression. A wagging tail does not always equal a happy dog. Leaning to read what the dog is telling you, whether it's a small or large breed, goes along way. • Is letting my dog out in the yard enough exercise? Dogs need mental stimulation as well as physical activity. If you just leave your dog alone out in the yard they may not get much of either. So it's important to take your dog for walks,play fetch or train. Different breeds and sizes of dogs may require different levels of activity. Not only will exercise make for a happier, healthier dog but it will also help to strengthen your relationship. • My dog's nose is warm and dry. He he sick? If your dog has a dry nose it means your

Pine Street. Here in the Gazette we are kept posted of projected changes within our home town thus giving us the opportunity to attend city planning meetings etc. Thus we become aware of just who it is who is striving to make Boyne a better home town without introducing radical changes. The interesting thing about attending such informative gatherings is it stimulates the individuals seated in the audience and often causes them to realize they too should be available to help Boyne’s identity remain the beautiful one it is without destroying any of it, yet adding to it; never easy, but always worthwhile. I remember ’76, United States celebration of its birthday here in Boyne. Like elsewhere our town stepped forward to spruce itself up. I remember a couple of storefronts I helped redesign for their owners. It seems to me Boyne has not stopped to take a breath since that year some 38 years ago as it constantly refreshes its parks, sidewalks, trees, lake front, recreation facilities and opportunities to enjoy music and traditional celebrations. One recent important refurbishing of an existing activity is the availability of Farmer’s Market on a year ‘round basis. Again, who is responsible is unknown to me but they have my deep thanks. The dog has a dry nose. Maybe he just work up or something. But a dry nose has nothing to with your dog's health. Instead focus on detecting signs of potential problems. Call your vet if you notice swelling,difficulty breathing or if your dog has a runny nose for more than a few days • Can dogs see colors? It depends on which dog your asking. Dogs can distinguish colors but not as well as humans. So don't expect them to coordinate your outfits. Different dogs tend to see different colors. Color is just one of the many visual messages canine can detect in our environment. Brightness, movement and contrast also help a dog see the world around them. • Frequent baths make dogs smell nice but can they also cause doggy dandruff? They sure can. Keep the baths to a minimum and make sure you only use soap that's made specially for dogs. Human shampoo can irritate a dog's skin. If you take these steps and still notice flakes when your dog shakes, talk to your vet to make sure your providing proper nutrition for a healthy coat. • Do dogs heal themselves by licking their wounds? Yes, to a certain extent. A small amount of licking can help clean a wound, but excessive licking can actually slow down the

same is true of those who have rolled up their sleeves to bring Hotel Dilworth back to Boyne. The reliable and talented men who have plowed our streets this long winter, the bus drivers who shuttle our youth back and forth to their class rooms, the volunteers who are within the Boyne fire department, the vets who created and care for the Memorial Park and the police who keep us safe and watched over along with each and every volunteer in all our nooks and corners are basically unknown to us, yet they are what produces our contentment and love of our life here in Boyne City. What brought all this on today? Well, I happened to drive through the waterfront park with a coffee, knowing full well the high piles of snow would conceal the lake from my view when I was surprised! At the very

c enter of the big curve in the drive as one reaches the shoreline I discovered someone had come in with a plow and opened a wide path to the shore’s edge. The high snow on each side of the wide path made it tunnel like. However the lake spread out before me in all its winter beauty. I accept the fact the opening of the path most likely was done to permit the ice fisherman I spotted out a ways with his equipment rather than for some passerby like myself to enjoy a peek at the lake. However, you have my thanks. And who had the first dock built on our lake front? I have come to the conclusion it must have been one of the area’s lumber companies which descended on our hills with their horses, saws and men to denude them. Yes, there were years when the surrounding hills stood naked under the sun or snow.

healing process. It can even cause further damage to the wound and invite infection. Also consider that licking can turn into a bad habit and even an OCD behavior that's hard to stop. If you suspect your dog's licking is getting out of hand, focus on redirecting your dog's behavior. • Is brushing my dog's teeth silly? Well actually, routine brushing with a toothpaste designed for dogs not only freshens your dog's breath, it also limits the risk of oral disease and give you a chance to notice anything unusual happening to his teeth or gums. Brushing can make your dog more pleasant to be around and help prevent an array of serious health problems

down the road. • My dog eats grass does that mean she's sick? While several theories about grass consumption exists some research indicates an amazing possibility: Animals may just like to eat grass others may have an upset stomach and eat grass to induce vomiting. Don't panic if your dog nibbles on grass from time to time but do talk to your vet if it becomes a daily feast. • If I put garlic on my dog's food will it get rid of worms? No way! Forget about this myth. Other than giving your dog the impression you're a gourmet chef, putting garlic on her food won't do much.


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block of W Court St 10:56am Report of money stolen from the 300 block of E Division St 10:59am Citation issued for speed at Division and Park St 4:55pm Vehicle reported on snowbank at Boyne Av and Division St 6:22pm Report of truck blocking road on Wilson St Friday, February 21 12:20pm Citation issued for passing in no passing zone on E Water St 1:30pm Report of civil complaint in the 100 block of E Water St 2:41pm Vehicle unlock in the Industrial Park 3:58pm Driving complaint received from State and East St 8:34pm Report of vehicle in the ditch on State St 10:34pm Vehicle unlock in the Industrial Park

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mystery dinner postponed Editor: After meeting with the fundraising committee for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society and discussing the dinner with Boyne Mountain, we have decided to postpone the Murder, Mayhem, and Politics Mystery Dinner until Friday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. As we sold tickets and invited folks to come, the feedback we received was that many of our regular supporters were out of town until April.

Due to a low volume of ticket sales, the committee worked with Boyne Mountain staff, who graciously let us re-schedule. Although we know the event will be a blast, this is, first and foremost, a fundraiser for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society, and we were in a position, where we couldn't really make any money on it, due to the low volume of ticket sales. We are hoping with more lead time, better weather, and the return of the folks who vacationed away from here this winter, we can sell the target number of

tickets of 200. If you have already purchased your tickets, the dinner items will be the same, and you are all set for the May 30 event. If you haven't yet purchased your tickets, the new deadline is May 15. Thank you so much for your help with this. Again, I apologize for the change of date. Please let me know if you can continue to participate. Scott MacKenzie Charlevoix Area Humane Society Director

Saturday, February 22 2:12am Subject arrested for OWI and DWLS at Division and Lake St 7:05am Assist Sheriff Dept at M-75 and Old State Loop 12:44pm Civil complaint from the 800 block of Thompson St 1:45pm 911 hang up call from the 500 block of N Lake St 2:02pm Motorist assist in the 600 block of Alice St 2:40pm Civil dispute in the 800 block of West St 3:33pm Abandoned Jeep in the 500 block of Poplar St 5:43pm Vehicle left in middle of street on Wilson St 6:10pm Dead deer in road on Court St near Lynn St 8:05pm Hit and run accident discovered in the block of N Lake St 22:23pm Assist Sheriff Dept with intoxicated subject in Boyne Falls Sunday, February 23 12:23am Intoxicated subject reported in the 100 block of S Lake St 12:45am Parking complaint at Marshall and Anderson Rd 1:02am Attempt warrant arrest in the 300 block of Silver St 3:56am Snow removal citation issued and vehicle towed from Water and East St 2:29pm Harassment complaint in the 800 block of S Park St 4:18pm Subject reports nearly being struck by car while walking on Lake St near Trent 9:57pm Report of assault in the 200 block of Court St

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Interviews of the firms—which lasted just over eight hours—occurred Tuesday Feb. 18 at Boyne City Hall. A follow-up meeting was then held on Friday Feb. 21 to allow city administrative staff and department heads to discuss the interviews and decide what the next steps were to recommend to the city commission. “Based on the interviews conducted, it was the feeling of the department heads that the city could not go too far wrong in hiring any of one of the four firms that were brought in for interviews,” Cain said. “It was the feeling that conducting second interviews of any of the firms, or interview any of the three firms that were not interviewed, was not necessary.” He added, “It was the unanimous consensus of all the department heads present … that Environmental Architects should be retained to perform the city’s facilities analysis as requested.” Environmental Architects was chosen, according to Cain, due to services previously provided to the city, the firm’s public participation plan, the team the firm assembled for the project, previous experience with similar projects and good references, among other attributes. Environmental Architects is the firm which has worked with the city on the Boyne City Veterans Park pavilion project. Cain recommended to the Boyne City Commission that Environmental Architects of Traverse City be awarded the job at a cost of $25,860. The city facilities included in this planning process include Boyne City Hall, which houses city administrative offices, department head offices, the police and fire departments, department of public works, maintenance garage, police storage and what to do with the uncon-


From pg. 1 grave site based upon footage that was taken from the scene of a fatal airplane crash on Monday Jan. 6, near Addis Road just outside of Boyne City. After the case was dismissed, the parties issued a joint statement. Telgenhof expressed the county’s commitment to freedom of the press. “The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s (Office) and the Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office respect the First Amendment rights of the news media to cover

Top Stories nected EMS services—which are located in a privately-owned building that is leased to the city. Boyne City Commissioner Laura Sansom, who attended the interviews of the firms, said her final analysis determined that Environmental Architects was the best firm for the job. “It’s a massive project in undertaking in this community and I think it has to be done right and I think it also needs somebody who can quickly visualize the process and put those pieces together,” she said. “And, I think that this group seems to do that.” Sansom said her concern, initially, was that the city facilities might end up being too similar to the Veterans Park pavilion design; but, Sansom ultimately supported them as the architect of choice. Boyne City Commissioner Derek Gaylord asked if a representative from Environmental Architects was available to answer his questions— there were no representatives at the meeting. Gaylord said his concern is that Environmental Architects could have difficulty separating its focus between the pavilion project and the city facilities study. “Are they willing to back-burner that and focus on this project, which is on our city goals, to move that forward?” Gaylord said. Gaylord added that the pavilion is not one of the city’s top goals, and that the city facilities study is. Gaylord said he was concerned that the firm, throughout its bid document, referenced the pavilion and the city facilities project as though they were one endeavor. “It’s almost as if they’re tying the two together,” Gaylord said. “So my concern is, again, that they’re looking at this as one big campus project—based on their own words—and the pavilion is totally unrelated to the actual city facilities project.” He added, “The fact that they’re already involved with that other proj-

ect gives me some pause.” Gaylord, commenting on Environmental Architects’ shorter than average proposed time-line for completion, said a project of this magnitude needs to be done right, not quickly. Environmental Architects proposed a time-line of 30 to 45 days, while some of the other firms proposed a timeline of three to four months. “Where is the give and take?” G a y lord said. “What is their advantage over somebody that’s going to take longer time?” In Gaylord’s assessment of the interviews of the firms, he felt that one company exceeded all others. “For me, the firm that jumped to the top was Elaine Keiser Architects,” he said, adding that she answered his every question concisely and completely, and offered additional information on energy-saving features, technology, building design and a detailed cost breakdown for each room—something none of the other firms provided or even discussed. “Is this a matter of being pennywise and pound foolish?” Gaylord said. “Saving a couple dollars up

newsworthy events,” Telgenhof stated. “And, any media reports to the contrary are mistaken.” He further stated, “In this case, the Sheriff’s (Office) cooperated with a number of media outlets that were on the site, and made provisions to enable them to do their job. Unfortunately, Mr. Leist was not at the scene at the time this was done.” When Leist arrived a few hours later, the crash site was still subject to restricted access as part of the ongoing investigation into the crash. As a result of a misunderstanding of the directives of law enforcement, Leist gained access to the site and shot video footage of areas that he should not have had

access to. The sheriff’s office, the prosecutor’s office, and Leist have pledged to work together to ensure such misunderstandings do not occur in the future. “I deeply respect the hard work of our friends in law enforcement, and I appreciate that they need to secure accident scenes as part of their investigation,” stated Leist in the joint statement. “The last thing I wanted to do was disturb the scene or their work.” He added, “My only objective was to report on this tragic accident, just like my fellow journalists had done earlier that morning. My heart goes out to the families of the men who perished in the crash.”

front but finding out on the back end that difference is going to be equal or greater than what we would have invested to begin with.” Keiser’s bid came in at $87,790. Boyne City Commissioner Delbert “Gene” Towne said he supports the recommendation of Environmental Architects. Boyne City Commissioner T o m N e i dhamer said he was sure the other architects were creative and skilled but that Environmental Architects had familiarity with the city. He was impressed w i t h how they talked about the process and their choice in working with another local firm, and that their working on both the pavilion and the city facilities projects could end up being a good thing. Neidhamer said he was confident with the recommendation to hire Environmental Architects. Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch said, in order to sell the project to the taxpayers, it may take a 30- or 40-year municipal bond that ties both the Veterans pavilion and the city facilities projects together. “Whoever we approve, I think it really requires discernment,” Grunch

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courts. I have a great deal of experience that I feel puts me in front of the other candidates.” Engstrom believes that patience is one of the best qualities that will make him a good judge. “Over the years, when you run into difficult cases, you gain a lot of patience. A lot of cases you’re waiting. I have gained tremendous patience over the years,” said Engstrom. “My patience stops, however, when someone is not using common sense.” He added, “I feel that I can balance letting people say their peace while controlling the courtroom.” Engstrom has two children, one is in college at North Central Michigan College and the other is a sophomore at Charlevoix High School. Candidates for this race will continue to be featured, in no particular order, as space and time is available leading up to the August primary election. For guaranteed placement of information concerning your candidate, contact the Boyne City Gazette advertising representative Chris Faulknor at (231) 582-2799.

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said, adding that he felt Elaine Keiser’s presentation was the more astute proposal. Grunch said the shorter time-line proposed by Environmental Architects could leave out certain stakeholders. Ultimately, Grunch said he would like to see Elaine Keiser Architects hired; but, he said the city would do well to bring both firms back for a second round of interviews. Neidhamer said a second round of interviews might not hurt but they seemed unnecessary. He also requested that city staff work up a proposal on how much funding a one-mil tax levy would generate over both a 30- and 40year period. Cain told commissioners that Environmental Architects scored highest among the city staff, and that THA came in with the second highest score; Elaine Keiser Architects came in at third place in the rankings. Cain said Environmental Architects was the only firm which received only first and second choice rankings by city administrative staff and department heads. Gaylord said he took city staff recommendations into account in his decision, and added that Elaine Keiser was a planning commissioner for 12 years, which gave her additional insight into the importance of public participation in the process. Gaylord said he is confident Elaine Keiser’s firm will help create an efficient, practical facility that meets the needs of both the city staff and the public. Neidhamer said the same could be said for Environmental Architects, adding that he would rather go with the firm most chosen by the city’s department heads. Both Grunch and Gaylord voted “no” on the motion to hire Environmental Architects.


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From pg. 1 to operate under the Affordable Care Act,” said Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. “Normally we have about 20 or so employees that have health care coverage … one of the questions they asked is are you a large or a small employer. Well, everybody kept saying that we were a small employer.” Cain said, once city officials compiled all employee man-hours, the city actually had between 51 and 55 employees—50 employees being the cutoff for a business considered a “small employer” that would be exempt from certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. “That makes a huge difference,” Cain said. “So, make sure you are consulting with somebody who really knows how to work through that process.” Berry next brought up the topic of water quality, saying that Northern Michigan’s water was one of its most precious resources. “There are so many little projects happening in Northern Michigan that are all about quality of water and fish and erosion control,” she said... “So, if you can get one person to get educated on one topic and then come back and educate the rest of the members on your board, that’s a great thing.” Berry asked if the officials had noticed an increase in communication among the county’s various departments, organizations and municipalities since the last summit. “When I speak of communication, and I hope the rest of the first responders chime in … we have moved into the narrow band radio system and it has caused us a lot of problems,” said Charlevoix County Sheriff W. Don Schneider. According to Schneider, trying to fix issues related to the switch has been expensive. He said the regional 9-11 board has been made aware of the issue and the possibility of erecting new towers is being considered, but they are costly. Charlevoix County Commissioner Chris Christensen said one tower being looked at could cost $300,000 … and that was after the county took steps to save nearly $160,000 off the original price tag. “The one good news is it looks like we will be able to work with the City of Charlevoix to use existing structure as opposed to creating new,” Christensen said. “So, as far as the landscape and everything goes, we’re not adding anything out there. We’re not putting a new tower up.” One official said he was appalled that not all township officials have their contact information—espe-

Boyne Band

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For the second straight year the Boyne City High School Band received a First Division rating—the highest rating possible–at District Band Festival. The band earned all “ones” in their concert performance, and almost straight “As.” Friday night, the Boyne City Middle School seventh and eighth grade band received a Second Division rating at District Band Festival. Its performance included a First Division rating in Sight Reading. Both bands received praise for their professionalism, sight reading skills and overall musical skills. Boyne City Schools Band Director Brandon Ivie said his bands were an outstanding part of the district festival. cially their e-mail addresses—up on their websites. Berry then introduced the county’s human resources director as one of the topics at the meeting. Charlevoix County Human Resources Director/County Coordinator Kevin Shepard discussed his new expanded role in the county. Christensen said Shepard has helped the county revamp certain processes, that will ultimately increase efficiency and potentially save tax dollars. The topic of trails in Charlevoix County was then introduced. A brief overview of the efforts to create trails from Boyne City to U.S. 31, a proposed trail from Boyne City to Boyne Falls, the lake to lake trail proposed to stretch from Lake Charlevoix to Lake Michigan, and other efforts were discussed. “Trails can be small or they can be large,” said Berry, adding that her township is working on a trail near Walloon Lake. The question of what might happen to the Lake to Lake trail, and a proposed Elk Rapids to Charlevoix trail, if the St Marys-Fisherman’s Island land swap were to occur. Charlevoix City Manager Rob Straebel said he felt the trails would still be able to be erected, even if the land swap were to occur. The next topic brought up was broadband internet. “Back in 2011 Wilson Township decided we had a problem with internet,” said Wilson Township Supervisor Todd Sorenson. “We had two board members without internet. We went satellite with one, the other person was using dial-up, then started using their cell phone.” He said it is difficult to stay in touch with residents when some of them don’t have internet and the others are using dial-up internet.

“We did a survey in Wilson Township and discovered that our residents really wanted it,” Sorenson said. “So, we started working on plans to either build the towers ourselves or find a company to build the towers.” Sorenson said the township looked into government loans to help fund the project, until he found a company that was looking to do similar work. Sorenson introduced Air North Communications, which is working on a project which could provide high-speed internet to the area. It would cost $3 million to bring high-speed internet to everyone in the county. Steps had been being taken to bring broadband throughout Northern Michigan but the federal government’s sequester of 2013 put a damper on many of those efforts. Ground could be broken on efforts to bring high-speed internet to several counties, including Charlevoix County, as early as this spring. The final topic discussed during the elected leader-county official summit was ambulance services. Three major EMS providers discussed the tentative proposal of creating an emergency services authority that could serve the entire county. Discussions have been in the works for many months. Officials said the undertaking is massive and requires serious planning on cost estimates, services and, their findings so far is that the service probably wouldn’t be able to be provided for less than the cities provide the services now. Officials said a region-wide authority may better work, as they could utilize economies of scale—saving money by eliminating redundancy among partners. It has been discussed that a consultant may be brought in to help sort the issue.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the May 6, 2014, Election has been scheduled for Monday, March 24, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. in the Commissioner Room, 203 Antrim Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720. The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer program used to record and count the votes cast at the election meets the requirements of law. CHERYL POTTER BROWE Charlevoix County Clerk

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Continue Running Water With some warmer weather in the forecast, many Boyne City residents are asking when they can stop running their water or if they shut it off on nice days. The answer is no, all customers of the Boyne City Water

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system should continue running a pencil width trickle of cold water from one of their faucets to help prevent water service lines (between the street and the house) from freezing until further notice. Pipes in the ground do not freeze due to the immediate outside temperature; they freeze due to the temperature of the ground and as the frost continues to drive further down into the ground, the more susceptible your water lines are to freezing. Frost in the Boyne City area has been reported to extend over seven feet below ground. The combination of extremely cold weather, clear sunny days and warmer weather ahead will probably lead to the frost being driven even further down in the days and weeks ahead. To avoid the possible inconvenience of customers losing their water supply, possible damage from frozen

pipes and the costs of having services restored or pipes repaired, customers are urged to run your water and keep running it until notified. The City will announce through the media and on its websites when this temporary measure can be ended. Customer accounts will be adjusted to offset the additional water used during this period based on previous usage history. Customers with questions on these matters are urged to visit the Boyne City webpage at or call either 582.6597 or 582.0335 during office hours and keeping dripping.

technical assistance are available on a competitive basis to local governments in Charlevoix County. The grants represent a geographic expansion of the region’s previous New Designs for Growth Community Growth Grants program, which provides direct financial and technical assistance support to communities for planning and action-oriented projects. The grant application deadline

is March 21. "This is a great program to help communities do some pretty cool projects,” said Andy Hayes, president of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance. “Even small projects help make communities more attractive for residents and new-comers, an important part of economic development." More information

PUBLIC NOTICES Because you have a right to know!

Tom Schraw FOR CHARLEVOIX COUNTY Circuit Judge For more than 20 years, it has been my great privilege to serve as a legal counselor and advocate of individuals and families from all walks of life. As a way to serve in a greater capacity, I have decided to run for 33rd Circuit Court Judge. As Circuit Judge, I would have the opportunity to take my service to our community to its highest level. I read with interest the biographical information printed by the other candidates and came to the following conclusions: • First, credentials are important, but all the candidates have adequate credentials • Second, name recognition is important, but woe to us if this election is decided based on who has the biggest billboard, best website or largest social network

This election should be about CHARACTER & CHARACTER ALONE The truly fair and impartial judge you deserve must have the moral and ethical strength to apply the law even if the law is contrary to personal preferences, beliefs or faith. Your job as a voter is to carefully measure the candidates’ character to the best of your ability. If you do this I am confident I will have the high honor of serving as your next Charlevoix County Circuit Court Judge.

“Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” —Abraham Lincoln

If you wish to help, go to Paid for by the Committee to elect Tom Schraw Circuit Judge, 116 Water St., Boyne City, MI 49712

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Weekly Horoscope by

ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by moonlight and roses which may be part of the menu. For some, it will involve a new romance. Look forward to the thrill of getting to know somebody mighty attractive who could become a mainstay in your social life. You may have to rethink how you react to authority figures. If you characteristically rebel when they come down heavy on you, perhaps you should make an effort to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. It isn’t easy being the boss, and as much as you think you would like to be your own, that is not always possible. On the home front, put some energy into making your mate feel like the king or queen of the roost. Step back and let them enjoy the attention. Lucky Numbers: 2, 4, 13, 30, 40, 41 TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to keep many balls in the air at one time, but even you have a limit. There appears to be a conflict between your devotion to home and devotion to work. You need to cut down somewhere, and only you know where. The best advice is to throw career and money cautions to the wind and spend a spectacular time out and about with that very special person. Let your partner arrange the plans. You could have the greatest time, with or without that crowd of people you always love to have around you. For best results, make it just the two of you. You can be a star and a standout at work. It’s not unusual for you to come up with new, more productive and easier ways to do things, but now you may just astonish higher-ups with your creativeness. The good stuff doesn’t stop at the office door, either. Lucky Numbers: 4, 5, 9, 18, 40, 47 GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a certain person on your mind, perhaps someone who was in your life until recently. Whatever the status of your relationship, there appears to be a romantic, sensual glow in the atmosphere. You may have be the one to take the bull by the horns and make the date. It is highly possible that this reunion will prove something to both of you; you belong together, in every way. A sudden inspiration may hit. It may have to do with furthering your education levels. There is no question that information is power these days. If you feel stuck on your rung of the ladder, a course or a second degree could help you climb much faster. will adapt to it, which is a blessing. Lucky Numbers: 3, 9, 11, 29, 33, 44 CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to smooth the waters. You’ll have plenty of spirit, more than one person may appear to want. Don’t allow them to knock you off your course. It may be superiors who find fault. Fortunately you can take it with good grace and simply keep on trucking. You may find that mates or partners suddenly want to change the rules. Your partner may be reacting to a simple attack of nerves. You may have to be the one who changes their mind, both with a sunny disposition and possibly a logical explanation of why you do things the way you do. Lucky Numbers: 8, 15, 21, 22, 27, 35 LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by sweet harmony in your professional & personal life. You and your partner will find yourselves

getting along about everything. You are very much in favor and may even enjoy an encouraging talk with a superior. It should make you feel more confident about your future and much more secure about in your position, right where you are. Store up the compliments and feed on them during any rough days in the future. You may lack cooperation from work associates. Even if you feel that others are not carrying their weight, do not react in an emotional manner. Simply ask for what you need without leaning on anyone. Lucky Numbers: 10, 15, 39, 40, 44, 46 VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your overall financial situation, as well as your longterm goals. You’ve got plenty of things you would like to do, but it is vital to be selective. If you attempt them all, you will scatter your forces. Take it one day at a time. Your relationships should move forward into a more promising territory. You may want to take time to look at & appreciate others intentions. Make sure to include your financial partner, who will not be critical, even if you are the one who has fallen into a spending pattern that’s hurting the big picture. Lucky Numbers: 6, 20, 30, 35, 45, 47 LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by teamwork & compromise. Anyone who interacts with you will find you not only delightful company, but a great teammate as well. You exude good feelings and you are sensitive to the needs of others. This general atmosphere spills over into your private life. You will find a warm and welcoming mate or romantic partner at the end of the week. Plan to spend the week-end, just the two of you, totally reveling in each other’s company. Something you have in mind, perhaps an old idea about redoing your space, may be a snare and a delusion. For one thing, cash may not be flowing too freely. For another, your significant other may have plans for investing rather than spending what you have. Lucky Numbers: 7, 12, 23, 34, 44, 48 SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by improvements. The problem may be getting to the right people, with the right information, and you may be frustrated. Keep on digging and you will find what you are looking for. In the meantime, it is vital not to make any rash moves or uneducated guesses. Calm your tensions in one of two ways. If your present relationship is not working out, now is the time to re-examine what you expect from a person you get involved with. The biggest blessing you may have is a new willingness on the part others to share the responsibility for those little household concerns that could be a burden for one person alone. To your amazement, they may suggest a work-saving method or new plan to get your life together in better working order. Lucky Numbers: 17, 20, 21, 31, 41, 48 SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by the next phase of an ongoing project, personal or professional. Now it’s time to deal with practical matters rather than the purely theoretical. This may involve a move or a purchase of new property. Because you are such a whiz at getting down to the fine print, you will have little difficulty squaring things. Fortunately, you have a cooperative and willing group around you, both at home and in

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other endeavors. Your energy should be high and your wits sharp. Keep them about you to avoid friction on the home front. Children or a mate or partner may be a little out of sorts, but you could handle it by being creative. Nothing smoothes the domestic waters like a cheerful smile and a pleasant surprise. It could be as simple as a trip to one of those all-you-can-eat restaurants that are so good these days. Lucky Numbers: 27, 29, 34, 35, 45, 49 CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by money, money & more money. You could be unhealthily focused on what you consider the inadequacies of your home environment. Don’t despair, do something! Even small cosmetic changes could make a huge difference, especially in your attitude. If someone else has to approve, approach him or her with a positive outlook. Give good reasons why your plan will benefit everyone. Wherever you land at week’s end, you will find yourself surrounded by agreeable people who share your mood. Join in the revelry, but avoid excesses of any kind. If dinner is part of the plan, choose your dishes wisely. You are blessed with patience, and it will be even more emphasized. Lucky Numbers: 2, 9, 16, 29, 32, 40 AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by practical concerns. What needs to get done will get done, because you are in a frame of mind to deal directly. Don’t fret about the fact that your personal independence may be a bit limited now. The work you do now is money in the bank for future freedom, maybe even that longdesired trip you’ve wished for some time. Good time for a sit down planning chat. Get out those maps and schedules. It’s not too soon to start thinking about that trip of a lifetime. You could meet a fascinating person who is destined to become part of your life. Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 13, 30, 32, 42 PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by distractions & your need to concentrate on your goals. What you have to do seems not only tedious, but also somehow irrelevant. In a way, this is a blessing, because it opens you up to operating in a new, rather unconventional manner. People will notice and applaud your ingenuity. Relations with the most important people in your life are, for the most part, positive. It is important not to focus on work while talking with your mate. Instead, talk of romantic times the two of you have shared and enjoyed. Turn on your charm. It could put you in each other’s arms in the most pleasurable of ways. Lucky Numbers: 19, 29, 30, 36, 46, 48

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Choosing the right telescope for you

Also featured this week: Hershel’s discovery, full moon date & the MESSENGER Fellow astronomy buffs, I salute you! The weather has been legendary-in the wrong way for much night sky observing. bryan shumaker Although NASA/JPL Solar we have had System Ambassador a few clear Look Up! nights, it What’s in the has been so night sky? cold that my equipment will not operate properly! Some of the cables I use to link my computer to my telescope and mount are so stiff as to be unworkable, and it has been physically difficult to remain outside in these frigid conditions. Let’s hope spring arrives soon! On March 13, 1781, famous British astronomer William Hershel discovered Uranus. This was a real triumph for Newtonian physics and mathematics, for its position had been predicted by noticing slight orbital changes in Saturn and Jupiter which could only be explained by the presence of a new, undiscovered planet. This strengthened the age of scientific reason and enlightenment considerably.

Percival Lowell was born on this day in 1855 and became famous for his observations of Mars. A wealthy man from the east coast, he picked the clear dark skies of Flagstaff, Ariz. for his observatory. It still is present and continues to add to the science of astronomy. Also, the space probe Giotto flew by Comet Halley on this day in 1986 and took pictures of the comet nucleus. Also this week, space probe MESSENGER began its orbital survey of Mercury. It continues to send back spectacularly detailed maps and shows geology that confounds Earth bound geologists with some its findings. The moon is full on March 17, although viewing may be difficult due to the extreme weather conditions. I thought a brief discussion about telescopes might be in order, as there is a great deal of misinformation out there. I just want to start by telling you that the telescope mount is far and away the most important part of a telescope system. A cheap, shaky mount will make viewing anything almost impossible, and the frustration experienced will discourage even the most enthusiastic of budding astronomers. This means you should avoid, at all costs, the junk sold as telescopes at the department or “big

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Pictured is the space probe MESSENGER in its orbital survey of the planet Mercury. box” stores, no matter how enticing the packaging looks! A quality instrument and mount can be had for not much more. Ask an experienced night sky observer, attend a local astronomy club meeting, read on the internet, or contact me for advice on a new telescope purchase. Another important decision that needs to be made is to decide just what you plan on observing. Do you want a scope for terrestrial viewing, such as bird watching? Is it just the moon and planets? Or are you interested in some of the more obscure deep sky objects--the nebulae and galaxies,

for example? A third consideration is how much do you want to have to do to set up the equipment. Can you lift the scope and mount? Will it fit into your car? Do you plan to eventually do some astrophotography? Perhaps the final question concerns how much you want to spend. A superb quality scope for general viewing can be had for just a few hundred dollars. A high end scope and mount can cost thousands of dollars. I strongly suggest you think these questions over before you purchase anything, and really consid-

er attending one of our NOMAC (Northern Michigan Astronomy Club) meetings. Our website is and the officers are listed along with their contact numbers. We would be glad to give you advice and suggestions. Better yet, if you come to one of our meetings, you can try out a whole variety of telescopes and get a much better sense as to what would be best for you. Remember, you can always sell a good quality used scope to finance your next one. Until next week, stay warm, be safe, and try and keep looking up!

Instant Wine Cellar fundraiser

Consumers supports preschool

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Tim Petrosky recently presented a grant of $10,000 from Consumers Energy Foundation to the Great Start Collaborative to help fund preschool scholarships, which engage economically disadvantaged 3- to 5-year-old children in highquality preschool programs throughout Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Accepting the funds from Petrosky are members of the Great Start Preschool Scholarship Fund (from left) Nina Wagar, Corey Berden, Maureen Hollocker, Marcia Campbell and Susan Chowen. Great Start has more than doubled the number of children removed from the wait list from 19 in 2011 to 44 in 2013, and put them into tuition-based programs paid for by the scholarships.

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Pictured is the cast of Boyne City High School’s “Bye Bye Birdie.”

bye bye birdie at bchs

Shows are March 15, 16 & 21, 22 The Boyne City High School Drama Program presents the fun musical "Bye, Bye Birdie" at 7 p.m. March 15-16 and 21-22 at the Performing Arts Center. "Birdie" is a satire of American society in 1958. It was inspired by the drafting of Elvis Presley into the Army and the teen-age madness that ensued. It is a fun show featuring such famous numbers as "Put on a Happy Face" and "Telephone Hour." Main characters and the students who play them: Albert Peterson Conner Mills, Rosie Alvarez - Ann Durbin, Conrad Birdie - Carter Wilmot, Kim Macafee - Maddie Smith, Doris Macafee - Alli

Hernden, Harry Macafee - Wyatt Long, Jack Macafee - Jordan Fair, Hugo Peabody - Logan Orban, Mae "Mama" Peterson - Kandra Bootsma, Ursula Merkle - Katelyn Skornia, Gloria Rasputin - Kristen Rushlow , The Mayor - Parker McGeorge, Edna (Mayor's wife) - Elizabeth O'Donnell. TICKETS are $10 and $15 and available online. If you would rather pay cash, tickets are also available from Marty Moody at Lynda's Real Estate and at the auditorium on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Remaining tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour before each night's show time.

The 4th annual Instant Wine Cellar is scheduled for 7p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey. Entry to the event is either a bottle of wine, a six-pack of craft beer, or $15. With the purchase of raffle tickets, guests have a chance to win an “Instant Wine Cellar” from the donated beverages, as well as many other fantastic prizes. Boyne River Remedy will perform music throughout the evening. There will also be a silent auction, Stafford’s hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar. A committee of local young professionals is organizing the evening to benefit Char-Em United Way’s Volunteer Connections program and

hopes to bring awareness of the positive impact the organization has on the community. Betsy Britton, Ben Crockett and Rebecca Otto are cochairing the evening. “This is a huge event for Northern Michigan” said Ben Crockett. “Every year we have more people coming out to support this great cause, listen to music, and enjoy delicious food, wine and beer with their friends.” All proceeds from the Instant Wine Cellar will support Char-Em United

Way’s Volunteer Connections program. Volunteer Connections is a virtual volunteer center which promotes volunteerism in the community and helps people find opportunities that meet their passion and interests. For more information, contact United Way at 231-4871006 or, visit, or sign up on Facebook. Check frequently for updates on sponsors, raffle and auction prizes, and other great information.

Volunteer Connections: Gold Mine needs clerk

Volunteers assist in staffing the Gold Mine Resale Shops Monday through Saturday during business hours (9:30am – 5:30pm). •Assist with retail sales work, operate cash register and interact with customers. •Be mindful of safety and security issues at all times. •Facilitate compliance with all Gold Mine rules and guidelines. •Notify staff verbally and in writing

of any health/safety concerns. •Adhere to all rules, policies and

procedures as set forth by the Gold Mine and the WRC. •Complete volunteer forms at the end of each shift. •Be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Agency: Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan Need Type: volunteer This Need is ongoing Agency Requirement: >18 years old Zip Code: 49770


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St. Patrick’s Day on Beaver Island

Where better to celebrate St. Patrick’s day than in front of the Shamrock on America’s Emerald Isle? Have you tried your had at the fish toss? Seen the games on the news and want to take part in the cart race? Come up and enjoy The Great Day—games Saturday March 15—on Beaver Island! Call (231) 448-2505 for more info.

program, but she is moving on to a full-time position with the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. We are looking for another dynamic, organized person to lead this great and growing program. This is an independent contractor position that averages about 10 hours a week, year-round. Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Leadership Charlevoix County is sponsored by the Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan Area Chambers of Commerce with support from the Beaver Island Chamber. The program is made possible by a generous grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.

Jordan Valley Nominate EJ Community Band father of year The Jordan Valley Community

The East Jordan Rotary Club is accepting nominations for 2014 Father of the Year. The deadline for father of the year nominations is Saturday, April 5. Nominations can be sent to P.O. Box 195, East Jordan. Nominations should include a brief, 200 words or less, summary of why the individual is worthy of this honor as well as the name, address and phone number of the person making the nomination. The award will be presented during the club’s 94th annual father / son banquet at 6 p.m. on April 26 at the East Jordan High School. For more information, contact Dick Hartrick at (231) 350-8025.

County program leader sought

Leadership Charlevoix County is looking for a new program coordinator to start work around May 1. Mishelle Shooks has done a tremendous job as the coordinator for the first three years of the

Band will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary in the spring of 2015 and as a tribute to the band members, past and present, the band is working towards commissioning an original composition specifically for the bands 25th Anniversary concert. A music composition is not cheap and the Jordan Valley Community Band could use your help.

EJ spring break free swimming

The East Jordan Community Pool has designated Spring Break—March 31 through April 4—as “Pool Week.” There will be free swimming from 5 pm – 7 pm each day. There will also be lap swim, water walking, water polo, demos by the Devil Rays swim team, Aqua Zoom-ba, Flick & Float featuring the film Finding Nemo and more. 536-2250

Freedom Festival needs helpers

Fireworks budget increased; donations sought East Jordan Freedom Festival Desperately Needs the Following Volunteers to ensure the continuation of two major events. The success of these events is also critical to the festivals budget. If you are interested or know of someone that might be, please contact Shannon Fender at (231) 536-7351 or email to Listed below are the job descriptions for the two events. Craft Show Chair: (Free Booth at Craft Show for Chair) ◦Send out Craft Show application letters to vendors ◦Layout show location for vendor booths ◦Be available for Craft Show vendor set-up

◦Be point of contact throughout the event Button Raffle Chair: ◦Number buttons & arrange on display boards ◦Distribute buttons to local businesses for sales ◦Refill buttons & collect money from sales locations when needed ◦Collect buttons and money on Friday of Freedom Festival


The East Jordan Freedom Festival will be even brighter this year ac-

cording to festival officials. The festival board recently announced the 2014 Fireworks budget has been increased from $15,000 to $18,000. Great Lakes Fireworks will once again be shooting the spectacular show at the end of the four day, family-oriented summer festival in East Jordan. Dates for this year’s event are June 25 – 28. Fund-raising efforts are now underway for the fireworks fund, along with other festival activities. To make a donation please send checks to East Jordan Freedom Festival, P.O. Box 435 East Jordan or drop donations off at the Chamber of Commerce office.

Mother-daughter weekend

Registrations are now open for the Camp Daggett Mother and Daughter Weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 2-4. Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts plus their daughters, sisters and granddaughters age 7-17 are invited to an activity-packed weekend at the 4th annual Mother & Daughter Weekend at Camp Daggett, Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. Cost is $150 for mother/daughter, plus $50 for each additional daughter. Space is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis. Fee includes lodging, food and all activities, unless otherwise noted. For additional information, contact Kathy Bardins at 231-4871188. To register, please contact Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett, 231-347-9742.

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18-40 Years for I-96 Shooter

Convicted I-96 shooter Raulie Casteel, 44, of Wixom, was sentenced by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge David Reader to 18-40 years in prison recently. Casteel’s sentence stems from charges including terrorism, assault with a dangerous weapon, firing a weapon from a vehicle, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, and three additional felony weapons charges connected to a three-day shooting spree that occurred in October 2012. This is the first ever terrorism charge issued by the Michigan Department of Attorney General.

Chesapeake and Encana charged

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently today announced the filing of criminal charges by his Corporate Oversight Division against Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Delaware-based Encana Oil and Gas USA for their alleged 2010 collaboration to avoid bidding wars against each other in Michigan public auctions and private negotiations for oil and gas leases that caused prices to plummet. During the DNR’s May 2010 auction, both Chesapeake and Encana purchased natural gas leases in Michigan. In 2012, the Reuters news agency uncovered a possible conspiracy between the two companies’ executives discussing an agreement following the May 2010 auction to split up Michigan counties where each company would be an exclusive bidder for both public and private leases. In the five-month period following the state’s May 2010 auction, this alleged conspiracy may have been a key driver behind the state-held lease price in Michigan going from $1,510 per acre in May 2010 to less than $40 an acre at the October 2010 auction. Representatives from both Chesapeake and Encana are scheduled to be arraigned on March 19, at 10:30 a.m. before Cheboygan County’s 89th District Court.

archaeology summer camp

A weeklong summer camp experience for 10- to 12-year-olds will be offered in June and July at the Michigan Historical Center in Lansing. “Dig Camp” will focus on archaeology and be tied to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) core concepts. The cost for the weeklong Dig Camp is $275 per child. For families with an annual membership to the museum, that price is discounted to $250 per child. For more information on Dig Camp, including online registration, go to

black bear parts sales arrests

Two Midland men have been arrested on charges of the illegal buying of Michigan black bears and black bear parts. The charges, authorized by the Midland County Prosecutor’s Office, are the result of an undercover investigation by the Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division’s Special Investigations Unit. A conservation officer assigned to the Bay City District received information that one of the subjects was contacting hunters and soliciting the purchase of black bear parts. Investigators established undercover contact with the suspect and an associate based on this information. A number of transactions involving black bears and black bear parts were conducted with the suspects. Each of the seven counts against the defendants carries a fine of up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail plus $1,500 in reimbursement per animal that was illegally bought. Anyone with information of the illegal commercialization of any

State & Region Michigan wildlife or fish or any natural resources violations are encouraged to call the Report All Poaching hotline at 800-2927800.

Report those potholes

The harsh conditions caused by this winter’s sub-zero temperatures and near-record snowfall are leading directly to severe potholes across the state, putting further strain on pavement and the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) maintenance budget. MDOT crews have been hard at work filling potholes during the various freeze-thaw cycles the state has already experienced this year, with more yet to come. The extreme pothole season on top of this winter’s heavy snowfall is taking its toll on the department’s maintenance budget of $88 million—which MDOT expects to exceed by nearly $40 million The public is encouraged to report potholes they find on state roads (I, M or US routes) to the MDOT pothole website. Potholes on local roads can be reported to county road commissions and municipal public works departments.

Mentally ill to get help, not jailtime

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley recently signed legislation to facilitate more treatment options for people suffering from mental illness. Senate Bill 558 requires county law enforcement and community mental health service programs, in coordination with courts and other key local partners, to create policies and practices that would provide mental health treatment and assistance to individuals with mental illness. Specifically, the policies and practices created would focus on indi-

viduals who are considered at risk of: •Entering the criminal justice system; •Not receiving needed mental health services during incarceration in a county jail; •Not receiving needed mental health treatment services upon release or discharge from a county jail, and •Being committed to the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections. A companion measure, SB 557, grants funding flexibility for local community mental health service programs to provide mental health services to the in-jail population. A significant percentage of individuals in Michigan’s criminal justice system suffer from either undiagnosed or untreated mental health issues.

Youth sentencing changes passed

Senate Bill 319 establishes a revised sentencing process for pending and future cases involving juvenile defendants. A juvenile convicted of first degree murder, felony murder or a repeat offender in certain sexual assault cases, can no longer automatically be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The legislation is consistent with the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. Alabama allowing a prosecuting attorney to request a life sentence without parole while subsequently creating a default sentence of a minimum of 25 to 40 years and a maximum of 60. The prosecutor must file the request within 21 days of conviction. After reviewing the request, if the court does not issue a sentence of life without parole the juvenile will be subject to the default sentence. House Bill 4808 amends the Penal Code to allow for the exceptions to the automatic sentence of life without parole rule in cases concerning juvenile defendants.

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• Senate Bill 783, Let landlords ban medical marijuana use: Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate To prohibit the use of medical marijuana on any portion of private property that is open to the public, or where it is banned by the property owner. The bill would also permit a landlord to refuse to rent a residence to someone who uses medical marijuana on the property. Because the bill amends an initiated law adopted by the people, it requires a three-fourths supermajority vote in the Senate and House. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y • Senate Bill 821, Revise 2012 “personal property tax” reform law: Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate To revise details of a 2012 law that distributes some state use tax revenue to local governments, as a replacement for revenue they lose due to reductions in the “personal property tax” imposed on business tools and equipment. The bill is part of proposal to essentially replace all of the foregone local government revenue from a 2012 personal property tax reform law, instead of replacing most of it. For any of this to happen voters must approve related changes to the state use tax in an August, 2014 ballot initiative; the current proposal is intended to forestall local government opposition to that measure. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R Traverse City Y • Senate Bill 821, Whitmer amendment to impose “Amazon” internet sales tax: Failed 12 to 26 in the Senate To “tie-bar” the personal property tax reform bill described above to Senate Bill 658, which would impose state sales tax on catalog or internet purchases made from sellers outside the state that have an affiliation with a different business located in Michigan, in the manner pioneered by internet retailer The amendment would require the internet sales tax legislation to become law for the personal property tax bill to do so. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R Traverse City N • Senate Bill 667, Prohibit minors from using “e-cigarettes”: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate To prohibit minors form using electronic vapor cigarettes, making it a misdemeanor crime punishable by a $50 fine, community service in a hospice or long term care facility, and being ordered into a health promotion and risk reduction program. Senate Bill 668 bans selling or giving minors e-cigarettes. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R Traverse City Y • Senate Bill 711, Extend Cobo sales tax break: Passed 100 to 10 in the House To extend for another two years a sales tax exemption for the purchase of tools and equipment by a contractor if these are used to fix or renovate Cobo Hall in Detroit. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R -

Kewadin Y • Senate Bill 608, Revise Medicaid expansion funding; authorize extra spending: Passed 65 to 44 in the House To adjust spending in the current year budget to reflect fund source changes triggered by adoption of the federal health care law Medicaid expansion starting in April. The bill also appropriates $215 million in additional spending on roads (including $100 million for extra winter maintenance costs), money for Amtrakrelated rail improvements, government pre-school programs, low income heating bill subsidies, veterans programs, marina projects, and much more. The House removed a Senatepassed $5.5 million appropriation involving purchase of the Steelcase “Pyramid” building for a loosely defined, educationrelated “public/private partnership,” along with other spending including more money for “land banks.” The bill would also authorize $60.3 million in new debt for state college and university construction projects. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin N • House Bill 4295, Add additional spending to current school budget: Passed 107 to 3 in the House To appropriate extra money for various school-related purposes, including a $51.7 federal “early learning challenge grant” the state applied for and received. Among other things this will pay for government programs that promote “physical, social, and emotional health ... for high-needs children from birth to kindergarten entry,” in ways that are “culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate.” The money can also be used to train the employees who perform these activities, and figure out how and what to measure in assessing them. The bill also authorizes (but does not yet fund) contracting for a student nutrition and behavior tracking software program for schools. It would also appropriate $5 million more for transition costs related to dissolving the fiscally-failed Buena Vista and Inkster school districts; $2 million for a year-round school pilot program; $3.9 million for contracts to provide students “information technology education opportunities; and more. Finally, it makes adjustments to the current school aid budget to reflect lower than expected student counts. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin Y SOURCE:, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plainEnglish descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting

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b y c h r i s fau l k n or , p u b l i sh e r

Sacrifice is a word we throw around in the Christian world. We use it with our time when he help serve coffee after church, “Joe sacrificed his time this week to serve his church family.” We use it with our money, “Your tithe is a sacrifice to serve God’s kingdom” Whenever we do something we don’t necessarily have to do, we call it a sacrifice. And with the start of Lent for several local churches, many people choose to give up something for forty days, and my bet is, they will refer to it as a sacrifice. Paul wrote to the Hebrews, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. “ But are we truly sacrificing? Well, maybe; maybe not. Take the example with your time. Is your time a sacrifice? You are giving it to God, no doubt,

but why? If you’re serving those muffins because you have fun in the kitchen and it gives you a chance to catch up on the latest happenings with Joyce and Marla, your time is service, but I’m not sure it’s sacrifice. The guy, on the other hand, who is helping with an event at the church when he could be at home watching the football game, he’s sacrificing by giving up something he enjoys to do something more beneficial to the whole. How about the money? Everyone does it differently. Some take 10% off the top of each paycheck. Others might have a set amount, perhaps writing a check for $10 to put in the offering plate each week. It is obviously very helpful to your church, as in many cases, it goes to pay your Pastor’s living expenses, mission trips, improvements, and even keeping the building in one piece; but is it a sacrifice? Are you giving something else up in order to chip in that money? Which brings me to all of our noble Lenten sacrifices out there, because this time of year, everyone likes to share what they’ve given up.

The idea, as it was conceived, is noble: giving up something you enjoy to allow you to better focus on God, but if you’re not doing it, where is the sacrifice? Giving up Pepsi for Lent means nothing if you decide to drink Coke instead. Likewise, giving up those I Love Lucy reruns isn’t terribly sacrificial if you’re just going to flick the channel and watch Bridezilla. Service to God is wonderful, and don’t think I’m downplaying the things you do for your church or the money you choose to give. But for you to call it a sacrifice, to be frank, you have to be sacrificing something. The kid who gives up the dollar he was going to spend on a candy bar is sacrificing. The man who gives up his morning coffee and donates what he would have spent to the food pantry, that’s sacrificing. When you sacrifice something for your faith, it leaves a hole, however small. The time you wanted to spend laughing at Lucy Ricardo’s bad Spanish leaves a hole, could you spend that time reading your Bible

Boyne Area Worship Opportunities Buddhists For more information on the Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, e-mail northernmi@jewelheart. org. Catholic Community The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality during the 2nd Sunday of Lent: Activities during the week March 16th include: • Mens Bible Study: The Monday morning Men’s Bible Study meets at 6:45 am at St. Matthew’s. All men of the faith community are welcome to attend. • RCIA continues: RCIA sessions are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm at St. Matthew’s. Anyone who may have an interest in the Catholic faith is invited to attend. • Little Rock Scripture Study: The Little Rock Scripture study meets on Monday at noon at St. Augustine Church. The group will be studying the topic “The Way of Justice and Peace”. The study will run for six weeks. All interested adults of the faith community are invited to be part of the excellent study. • Book Club: The book club meets Tuesdays at 10:00 am at St. Matthew’s. The group will be looking at the book Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 cents at at time by Jane Knuth. This book is a collection of true stories based on Jane’s experiences serving the poor at a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in the inner city of Kalamazoo Michigan. STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Monday evening at 7:00 pm St. Augustine’s Friday evening at 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s ANNUAL SOUP SUPPER: Begins on Tuesday, March 18th

and will run for four consecutive Tuesdays. The focus for the soup suppers this year will be Blessed John Paul II and John XXIII, who will be canonized the Sunday after Easter. We will spend time looking at their lives and how we can strive to follow their example of holiness and trust in God. Mass Schedule: Wednesday, March 16th at 8:00 am at St. Augustine’s Friday, March 21st at 8:00 am at St. Matthew’s. Communion Service at Grandvue at noon Communion Service at The Brook at 2:00 pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take beginning after the Wednesday morning mass at St. Augustine each Wednesday during Lent. Adoration will last until 5:00 pm Church of the nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant at the 10 a.m. Eucharist service for Lent 2. Coffee hour will be held at the conclusion of the service. The soup, sandwich and study session begins at 5:45 and includes viewing the “24 Hours That Changed the World” Please call 582-5045 for more information. EJ Community Church On Saturday, March 15, there will be a New Member Class starting at 9 AM for anyone who wants to become a member or just learn more about our church. To pre-register, call Jean at 535-2288. On Sunday, March16, the sermon will be “Go-and Teach God’s Word, Not Men’s Ideas!” given by Pastor Jason Richey from Acts 15:1-2; 7-11; 15. Services are 9 and 10:45 AM. Nursery and Preschool care is available at both services. Children K-5 classes are available during both services. Youth classes

are second service only. Adult Community Small Groups are available during both services. On Tuesday, March 18, the Ladies Bible Study will meet at 6:30 PM at the church. The study is on the book of “James”. For more information, contact Nancy at 231-535-3444. The Adult Community Small Group will meet at the Gibbert residence at 6:30 PM. The study will be “Starting Point #2” facilitated by Keith Theodore (459-4190). On Wednesday, March19, there will be a Men’s Breakfast at 7 AM at Darlene’s Restaurant. At 12:10 PM, there will be a Lenten Inter-faith Prayer Service. There will be a soup and salad luncheon. For questions concerning the East Jordan Campus, please call 536-2299 or the Walloon Campus at 535-2288. First Baptist 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 First Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with us each Sunday at 11 a.m. Worship is led by Rev. Elizabeth Broschart followed by coffee and fellowship. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month. An infant and toddler room is available in addition to a program for students ages four through seven. For more infor-

instead? Two of the Gospels tell the story of a widow’s sacrifice. Rich people were putting in large sums of money to sacrifice to God, and up walks a widow with two small coins equal in value to a penny. Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than

all those who are contributing to the offering box, for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” Service to the church is great, but let’s face it, if you’re going to call it a sacrifice, it’s gotta hurt a little.

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mation call 231-582-7983. Genesis Church Genesis meets Sunday in the Boyne City Elementary School at 11am, as well as in Petoskey Middle School at 9:30am. Smaller Community Groups meet all throughout both communities at different times and locations and are great places to grow in friendship and faith. Life groups are open to all community members to help with a specific need and include Financial Peace University, Step-up Addictions Recovery, Divorce Care, and Choosing Wisely before you Divorce. Contact us at, 487-0081, or go to to learn more. We desire to cultivate deepening relationships for Jesus Christ. begin. belong. become. 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 231582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. 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. Walloon Lake On Sunday, March 16, the sermon will be “Go – Be a Prisoner Who Frees the Guards!” from Acts 16:16-40 by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9 and 10:45 AM. Infant and toddler care is provided at both services. Children and Adult classes are

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available during both services. Senior High Youth meet at the Youth Center at 10:45 AM only. Junior High Youth meet at the Discipleship House at 10:45 AM only. On Monday, March 17, there will be a Primetime Fellowship potluck and fellowship time starting at 6 PM in room 101. On Tuesday, March 18, the Ladies Bible Study will start at 9:15 AM in the discipleship house. Celebrate Recovery has a women only group meeting at 1 PM in the Discipleship House. Contact Catherine for more information, 989-705-1869. There will be a Facility Committee meeting at 7 PM in room 110. Wednesday, March 19, there will be a Benevolent Committee meeting at 4 PM in Pastor Bob’s office. The family meal and classes will be at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. Programs for all ages are available. 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 visit our website at www.walloonchurch. com.

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


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DAVE Free Financial Straight-Talk by Dave Ramsey Gambling entertainment? Dear Dave, How do you feel about gambling at a casino, as long as you limit your spending and don’t expect to win big money? Brian Dear Brian, I don’t really have a moral problem with it, but I don’t understand the concept. Call me crazy, but I do not get a thrill from losing money I’ve worked hard to earn. That’s not my idea of entertainment. When someone tells me they gamble for fun or recreation, my first thought is they’re delusional enough to believe that they’ll actually win—that they think they’re the exception to the rule. Otherwise, there would be no thrill. You may see a news story once in a while about someone winning big money in a casino, but that rarely happens. Think, too, about how much money those people had flushed down the toilet previously while gambling. There’s a really good chance they didn’t really “win” anything. In most cases, they probably just recouped a small portion of their previous, substantial losses. My advice is don’t waste your time and money on that stuff. One way or another, the house always wins. That’s how they’re able to build those giant, billion dollar places called casinos. Did you know that some of those companies are so big and expansive that they’re publicly traded entities? And guess what? The profits they make off people who are foolish enough to gamble their money away inside their fancy halls—and call that entertainment—drives their stock prices! Think about it, Brian. Why do all

the folks sitting at slot machines and card tables look like they can’t afford to lose money? Most of them look like sad, broken, lonely people. Maybe they change when they sit down. Maybe they were winners in life and with money before they walked through the doors, and their slumped body language and the look of stress and hopelessness they carry is just a coincidence or the indoor lighting. But I don’t think so. —Dave Nobody ever saves enough Dear Dave, What happens to the money in an ESA if the child gets a scholarship and no longer needs the money? Jonathan Dear Jonathan, In an Educational Savings Account (ESA), and in a 529 Plan, you are allowed to pull out money tax free in the amount of the scholarship. But very rarely do you find someone going to college completely free and clear. Often tuition is covered, and even tuition and a dorm room in some cases, but zero-cost college is almost unheard of. There are always living expenses, books and other miscellaneous items, and you can use the money in an ESA for any education-related expenses. The chances of your money getting trapped and you as parents winding up in a situation where you’ve actually saved too much and a child has leftover money just doesn’t happen. This is a bunch of drama found only in the nightmares of nerds. Real human beings don’t have this problem, Jonathan, because nobody ever saves enough! —Dave

Women helping women

courtesy photo

Professional Women in Building, a council of the Little Traverse Association of Home Builders, recently made a donation of $1,634 to the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM). The contribution represents a portion of proceeds generated from the Lucky Seven Builder Run, an event organized and hosted by members of the PWB group. Pictured receiving the donation are Gail Kloss (from left) Chief Operating Officer of the WRCNM; PWB members Mary Greetis, Cindy Passant and Stephanie Baldwin; and Jamie Winters, WRCNM Safe Home Coordinator.

Main Street

facade grants

The Boyne City Main Street Program is accepting applications from property owners for its newly established Facade Improvement Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage private investment through the rehabilitation and improvement of facades within the Boyne City Main Street District, to encourage good design and to preserve Boyne’s distinctive architectural character. By improving the appearance of building facades, the program hopes to boost the economic vitality of the Main Street district, which includes all of downtown Boyne City and the properties on North Lake Street from Water Street just past the Glen’s shopping plaza, Swartz said. How it works: $10,000 available for matching facade grants The facade improvement program

provides a matching grant for facade improvements within the Main Street District. For every dollar awarded, the applicant must spend an equal amount. Individual grant amounts will be up to 50 percent of project cost. Recommendations for funding grant applications will be made by the Main Street Design Committee to the Main Street Board, which will make all final grantfunding decisions. There is no set minimum or maximum number of projects per year. Funding for the façade grant program comes from money raised through Main Street’s involvement in Boyne Thunder. For the current budget year, $10,000 has been allocated for the program. Information and applications for the Facade Improvement Grant Program are available from the Boyne City Main Street Office, (231) 582-9009, mainstreet@ Application deadline is April 30.

Boyne Biz Expo

Exhibitors are encouraged to register early to get booth selection priority and to save money on their Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo booth. Sponsors receive top booth selection priority, followed by exhibitors in the order they submit their registration. Applications are now being accepted. Booth prices For $195, early registration business exhibitors receive 10 free tickets to the expo and a 10-by10 ft. booth that includes a table, table skirt, linens, chairs, and blue and white pipe and drape on three sides. Non-profit booths are $140. Booth selections will be made (according to registration priority) in a meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 25, in the Boyne District Library Community Room. Exhibitor tips will also be presented at this meeting. Booth prices will increase by $20 on March 26.

Take steps to protect your family business Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING

Ruth A. Skop AAMS©

Financial Advisor

101 S. Lake St. P.O. Box 423 Boyne City, MI 49712 Bus. (231) 582-3416 Fax (877) 408-3474 There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your family-owned business probably helps support your family. So, when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your moves. As you know, you face plenty of challenges to keep your business running smoothly — but it can be even more difficult to pass the family business on to your children or other relatives. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, only 33% of family owned businesses survive the transition from first generation

ownership to the next generation.

Why is it so hard to keep a family business intact? Sometimes, it’s because no one in the family is interested in running the business — but family businesses frequently disintegrate because of the lack of a succession plan. To create a succession plan, your first step — and possibly the most important one — is to collect the thoughts and preferences of family members on their future involvement with your business. It’s essential that you know who wants to really do the day-to-day work and who is capable. During these conversations, you’ll also want to discuss other key business-succession issues, such as the retirement goals and cash flow needs of retiring family owners and the personal and financial goals of the next generation of management. In developing a plan for the future of your business, you will need to determine who will control and manage the business, and who will eventually own it. These decisions will depend on a variety of factors, such as the time horizon, goals and financial needs of the family members involved. Your succession plan could be based on a family limited partnership. Under this arrangement,

you, as general partner, would maintain control over the day-today operation of your business, but, over time, you could gift or sell limited partnership shares to your family members. And eventually, you would also relinquish control of the business to whoever is going to run it. Another component of your succession plan might be a “buysell” agreement, which allows you to name the buyer for your business — such as one of your children — and establish methods to determine the sale price. Your child could then purchase a life insurance policy on your life and eventually use the proceeds to buy the business, according to the terms established in the buy-sell agreement. We’ve just skimmed the surface of techniques that might be used alone or in combination to carry out your business succession. The transfer can be complex, so you will certainly need to consult with your legal and financial professionals. It’s important that you fully understand the business and tax implications of any succession plan, as well as the financial effects of a plan on all your family members. In any case, once you’ve created your succession plan, you’ll need to work with your legal advisor to

put it in writing and communicate it clearly to all family members. Surprises are welcome in many parts of life — but not when it comes to transferring a family business. You want to leave your family a legacy. And if that legacy is the family business, do whatever it takes to pass it on in a manner that benefits everyone involved. This will take time and planning — but it can be well worth the effort. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Despite a leg infection that sidelined him earlier in the year, Don Rickles is as feisty as ever. On March 13, the 87-year-old comedian begins a spring tour in theaters and casinos across the country including stops in California, Nevada, Michigan, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. But be warned! If you’re in the audience and sporting a bad hairpiece, have an unusually curved nose, or are a little on the chubby side, Rickles could be waiting for you. That’s because just about everyone “annoys” Don in his act, which hasn’t changed much in half a century. Sensitive audience members wishing to dodge the comedian’s verbal jabs should probably cower in the back row. Rickles says his performances are more than just some grumpy oldtimer wandering around the stage. Nor do they involve telling stories with punch lines. “I don’t do jokes,” said Rickles by phone from his home in Los Angeles. “My shows are a theatrical performance. They’re not really meanspirited, just a form of exaggerating everything about people and life itself.” Rickles traces his big break to an evening in 1957, during a Hollywood nightclub performance, when he advised audience member Frank Sinatra to go “hit somebody.” Fortunately, the often moody Sinatra

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laughed, and the famed crooner swooned for Rickle’s style of humor. Years later, numerous appearances on the Dean Martin and Johnny Carson shows assured Rickles of comic legend status. Always an equal opportunity offender, Rickles not only delivers his sledgehammer comedy to the average guy in the audience, but to any friend, politician or celebrity within striking distance. Few take offense. Ronald Reagan was a favorite Rickles’ target, and during the second Inaugural Ball in 1985 he addressed the president: “Good evening Mr. President. It’s a big treat for me to fly all the way from California to be here for this kind of money…. Now you’re big, and you’re getting on my nerves… Ronnie, am I going too fast for you?” Probably not the most polite way to address a sitting president but, says Rickles, “Reagan had a great sense of humor and loved the attention.” A perfect outlet for Rickles’ style of comedy was the “Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts,” which ran for a decade on NBC beginning in the mid-1970s. “Some guys had writers, but I did everything off the top of my head. Nobody had any idea what I was going to say,” he said. “What a joy it was to be on stage with the greatest comedians and entertainers of all time.” In the coming year, Rickles is planning more than two dozen shows, but says touring has changed. “In the early days, you would work

at one place such as Vegas or Atlantic City for weeks at a time doing two shows a night,” he recalled. “Now, with all the Indian casinos across the country, you’re always traveling and doing just one or two shows at each

place. These new casinos give performers a lot of comfort, they make the job interesting and some even provide private planes, but traveling can still be tough.” Given his age, recent illness, and the stress of traveling, audiences should be especially appreciative of the chance to see Rickles unleash his encyclopedia of wisecracks live on stage this year. “When you’re an entertainer, you’re

like a salesman who has something to sell – yourself,” he said. “You can’t please everybody, but most people who come to see me know what to expect. I’m proud of being the originator of this style of comedy.” Nick Thomas has written features, columns, and interviews for over 400 magazines and newspapers. He can be reached at his blog: http://

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Don Rickles is pictured here, on June 7, 2012, at the TV Land taping of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for Shirley MacLaine in Los Angeles.

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march 17 monday study club The spring season of the Monday Study club will begin Monday, March 17th, 2014. Barbara Brooks from the Boyne City Marina will be our featured speaker. Hostesses are: Sue Arner, Donna Sventko, and Sally Ellingwood. The meeting is at 1:00 p.m. at the Boyne City Library Community Room. Guests are always welcome. Any questions please contact President Suzie Dickow at 231-582-0157. Now free tax help-charlevoix Tax Preparation Assistance @ the Library Filing your tax forms just got easier with the assistance offered at your local libraries. The Charlevoix and Boyne City Libraries, through a partnership with the Northwest Community Action Agency offer free, online tax filing site available through the libraries’ websites or This service is available to those filers with household adjusted gross income less than $58,000. Basic state and federal tax forms are also available at your local libraries, including Charlevoix, Jordan Valley, Boyne City, Petoskey and the Walloon and Boyne Falls libraries. If the form you are looking for is not available, the librarian will be able to help you find the form online via the IRS and State of Michigan websites. Staff is available to assist patrons in locating and printing their forms only. For those who would like more assistance, a certified tax preparation volunteer will be available to answer questions by phoning (800) 632-7334. And for that more personal one-on-one assistance, the Boyne District Library hosts a volunteer who will assist people with completing their forms each Wednesday. Call to make an appointment at 231.582.7861. For more information about this or other library services, contact your local library at: Charlevoix: 231.237.7340, Boyne City: 231.582.7861, Petoskey: 231.758.3100, Jordan Valley: 231.536.7131, Walloon: 231.535.2111, or Boyne Falls: 231.549.2277. march 14-21 communication workshops

Student of the Week Boyne Falls Public School

Student Name: Ashli Kaminski Grade: 6 Parent’s Name(s): Kyle Kaminski What do you want to be when you grow up?: Ashli wants to be a social worker. She likes to work with people and help families. Favorite Book: The Child Called It by Dave Pelzer Hobbies and Interests: Ashli likes outdoor activities. She enjoys riding her snowmobile and 3-wheeler. School Activities: Ashli likes studying about different cultures and people. Her favorite subject is social studies. She also likes doing experiments in science. Staff Comments: Ashli always has a smile on her face. She is a harder worker and strives to do well in her studies. She cares about people and makes friends easily. I enjoy working with Ashli. She is a pleasure to have in class.

events North Central Michigan College’s Corporate and Community Education department is offering a series of workshops called Smart Talk, Fridays in March from 9 a.m. until noon on the Petoskey campus. In the Smart Talk workshops presented by local performance coach Anne Kirvan, participants will practice the communication skills to prevent conflict, understand different personality types, develop a creative work environment and grow their business. On Friday March 14, participants will increase their understanding and ability to successfully work with difficult people. The third experiential learning course, Im-

plementing Change to Grow Business, takes place on Friday March 21. All three workshops are $30 each including materials or $75 for the three-part series and will be held in room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus. For more information or to register, visit march 21 mobile fabrication lab unveiled Please join us on Friday, March 21 for the launch of our new Mobile Digital Fabrication Lab – the Fab Lab! The schedule of events is as follows: 11:30 a.m. High school students get sneak preview in the gym and a pizza lunch 11:30 a.m. Community leaders, media, partners join for a leadership lunch in the library conference room. Please RSVP to Jen Wood ( if you plan to attend the luncheon. 12:30 p.m. Program and ribbon-cutting in the gym. 1:00 p.m. Tours of the Fab Lab now free tax help-boyne city Low-to-moderate income families and individuals can get help with tax preparation at Boyne District Library on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tim Cooney, a trained volunteer with the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, will prepare and electronically file both federal and state returns at no charge. Cooney also serves on the library's board of trustees. Appointments can be made by calling the library at 231-582-7861. March 14-15, 21-22 school musical The Boyne City High School Drama Program presents the fun musical “Bye, Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. March 15-16 and 21-22 at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and $15 and available online. If you would rather pay cash, tickets are also available from Marty Moody at Lynda’s Real Estate and at the auditorium on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Remaining tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour before each night’s show time. march 21 job fair Odawa Casino will be hosting a job fair on Friday, March 21 at the Odawa Hotel. The time is 1pm to 4pm. Competitive Wages starting at $9.25 / hour •Seasonal and Year-round Positions Available •Departmental representatives will be onsite to discuss career opportunities •On-site interviews available For full job description and to apply on-line visit

Through March 21 Smithsonian’s Journey Stories This exhibit tells the tale of how our ancestors came to America and the variety of different types of transportation utilized. The 700 square foot Journey Stories exhibit includes six stand alone kiosks all with audio, video and interactive pieces. There will also be an oral history piece where 90 second personal stories can be recorded and then uploaded to the Smithsonian’s Stories on Main Street website to be listened to for generations to come. Exhibit guides will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations every Saturday of the exhibit. Guides will also be available for special group bookings. To book a group tour, call Val at (231) 2377360. For more details about the Journey Stories exhibit, visit the website at: April 4-5 Chef's Challenge The area’s premier high-end cook-off and fund food feature at Boyne Mountain. April 17 business start-up classes Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and SCORE are teaming up to provide a series of business start-up courses that can assist you in evaluating the potential of your idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. "How to REALLY Start Your Own Business: Practical Information From Those Who Have Done It" will cover ways to start a business, business legal structure, permits & licensing, marketing, framework, and much more. April 17 in Petoskey. Cost to attend is $20 per business and reservations can be made by calling (231) 582-6482 or e-mailing April 24 business expo 6th Annual Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, former Carter's Building, 3-7 p.m. Includes 96 booths, Taste of Boyne, 1,300 attendees. April 26 Paint the Town Red

Fundraiser at Boyne Mountain. Dinner, auctions, dancing to benefit Boyne City Public Schools arts, athletics and academics, 6 p.m. now through may Big Brother Big Sister volunteers are needed to participate in our school-based mentoring program at Sheridan and Lincoln Elementary school, now until May 2014. Volunteers visit with a child once a week for about an hour. Together they share a friendship and enjoy lunch together, work on academics, or enjoy an activity in the library, playground, classroom, or gymnasium. Volunteers provide consistency, friendship, and the opportunity to share new activities with a child that will help the child develop new skills and interests. Its a great way to spend a lunch hour. Volunteer applicants must submit an application, provide references, agree to a background check, participate in an interview and screening process, and provide information to program staff regarding their interests, life experiences, and skills working with others. Training is provided throughout the screening process and once accepted and matched. All activities take place on-site at the school. Call (231) 946-2447 ext. 203 for more info. ONGOING EVENTS CAREER CONNECTION Job seekers can learn about job opportunities and improve their job search skills by getting involved in the new Boyne City Career Connection. The group will typically meet every other Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Boyne District Library, 201 E. Main St. For more information, call Harold (Buck) Love at Northwest Michigan Works, 231620-5178. WRC Play events Playgroups, offered free through the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, are for children 0-60 months and preschoolaged siblings. The fall schedule is: 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Jordan Valley District Library Community Room, East Jordan; 9:3011 a.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City; 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays at United Methodist Church, Petoskey. Call (231)347-0067 or visit for more information.

Irish soda bread contest

Community cooks are invited to participate in this first-time event. Entry forms will be available online, at the Boyne Chamber (28 South Lake St.), or at Local Flavor Bookstore. Entry forms should be turned in to the Chamber by Thursday, March 13. Rules and suggested recipes are available with the entry form. Breads should be dropped off on Saturday morning between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Culinary Arts Room of the School Administration Building (across Main Street from the Boyne Library) in a plain paper bag, accompanied by a copy of your entry form. Judging to take place at 11:30 a.m. by local professional chefs. Results will be posted by 1 p.m. at Local Flavor Bookstore by 1 p.m. when the Irish High Tea begins.

Student of the Week Boyne City Public Schools

NAME: Madison (Maddy) Smith PARENT NAME: Kim and Andy Smith GRADE: 10 SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Equestrian team, Drama, Softball HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Horseback riding, Reading, Painting, Hunting, Fishing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Acting, Singing, Playing softball, Camping, Hiking, Weightlifting Photography FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “I am split three ways – either attending MSU for agricultural engineering or their vet program or possibly attending an art school.” ADDITIONALCOMMENTS: “Never let anyone belittle your dreams.” STAFF COMMENTS: “Maddie is a very diligent student. What I like the most about her is that she takes what we do seriously and often does extra work on her own to satisfy her curiosity on issues.” – Mark Pontoni, Economics Teacher “It is inspiring to have a student like Madie in English class! She actively participates in the classroom culture with positive enthusiasm and thoughtful insight.” – Jeanne Heath, English Teacher “Maddy is doing great in Biology. She is an excellent role model for her peers. Maddy is self-motivated intelligent, polite, friendly, and genuinely nice. I enjoy working with her as she has a positive attitude and is always smiling and willing to help others. Maddie is a hard worker and she exemplifies what a student of the week should be. Congratulations Maddy!” – Elizabeth Hemming, Science Teacher


Boyne Falls b-ball conference champs

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The 2014 Northern Lakes Conference Girls basketball champions are pictured above (from left): Raegan Pedigo, Kaylee Herman, Calsey Matelski, Emily Matelski, Coach Sage, Charlene Bearss, Kurstin Wilson, Hailey Matelski, Kathryn Miller and Kendra Berreth. The lady loggers secured this title for the first time in school history. Their final record was 12-5. The 2014 Northern Lakes Conference Boys basketball champions are pictured below (from left): Ben Evans, Clay Whitley, Hunter Williams, Andrew, Campbell, Aaron Barkley, Marcus Matelski, Brendon Matelski, Andrew Stevens, Truman Crego,and Kevin Lange.

Boyne Mountain Race League

week 9 Boyne Falls-Results for Boyne Mountain Race League for Wednesday March 5th, 2014 Team Format: 1-Riverside Tire, 9.141; 2-Barden Lumber I, 8.813; 3-Barden Lumber II, 6.595; 4-Hart Ford, 5.351. Handicap Format: 1-Wild Wild Women II of Gaylord

Bowling Center, 18t, Punctuality Vending, 18t; 3-Skee Dawgs Too!, 17.5t, Greenhouse Gases, 17.5t; 5-Boyne Avenue Greenhouse, 17; 6-Boyne 10 Min. Oil Change, 16.5t, Punctual Vendetta, 16.5t; 8-Kitchen Farms, 15; 9-Rieth-Riley Construction Company, 14.5; 10-Wild Wild Women I of Gaylord Bowling Center, 14; 11-East Jordan Plastics II, 13.5; 12Hart Buick GMC, 13t, Boyne Bombers, 13t, East Jordan Plastics I, 13t, O’Brien & Associates, 13t; 16-Skee Dawgs of Northwest Bank, 11.5; 17-Wildwood Rush, 8.5. Fastest Male, Peter Jensen, Barden Lumber I Fastest Female, Kayla Potter, Wild Wild Women II of Gaylord Bowling Center


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Sophomore Marcus Matelski, pictured here with his Grandma Marge Matelski after the Boyne Falls Loggers defeated Central Lake in their district basketball game, scored his thousandth point. courtesy photo



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and move on. But if they do try the item, they receive a star sticker and are invited to a monthly 'constellation party for the stars.' We've found this to be a fun way to test new items as well as get feedback on our new offerings." Schools are offering kid-friendly favorites like pizza and stir fry with brown rice that fit into their whole grain-rich menus. For example, the new Big Daddy's(R) Primo Four Cheese Pizza has a 51 percent whole grain crust and a slice is only 360 calories. It's a great solution for familiar taste and nutrient-rich offerings. You can easily carry whole grain "goodness" into your own kitchen too. Consider whole grains your blank canvas, says Susan Moores, a Twin Citiesbased dietitian. "They're a great starting point for creating delicious meals that are incredibly beneficial to your and your kids' health." According to Moores, whole grains are the type of carbohydrates your body wants.

"Whole-grain carbohydrates are an excellent source of energy for the brain," she says. That's important for kids at school. Plus, studies show whole grains contain their own, unique set of

phytonutrients, which can rival the phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Phytonutrients are substances found in plant foods that research strongly suggest promote good health … think resvera-

trol in grapes and lycopene in tomatoes. To add whole grains to your home menus, Moores suggests teamwork. "Kids are naturally curious about food, they're interested in being in the kitchen and in learning how to cook. Leverage that and the fun when everyone is trying a food for the first time." To amp up the flavor of grains, cook them in broth or juice, and make a pilaf with chopped onions, adding chopped vegetables, corn or even dried fruit. Finish with seasoning. Whole grains work as a side dish, in a casserole, in soups or as part of a refreshing spring salad. It might take time to make the change, but stay the course. "The rule of thumb: it can take 10 to 12 introductions to a new food before a child chooses to give it a go," Moores says. "Whole grains taste best with the company they keep. Partner them with favorite foods and ingredients to make them a sure win on two fronts: taste and health.”

All about rice (BPT) - You've had it fried, boiled

acid? 4. Cutting back on fat and calories? Rice is naturally low in fat. What little fat it does contain is the "good" kind - not the trans fats or saturated fats associated with elevated cholesterol. What's more, rice is great for calorie counting and portion control; a one-cup, single serving has just 100 calories. 5. Rice can make you happier - really! Eating something delicious can make you happy, but carbohydrates like rice also trigger production of serotonin in your brain, according to MIT research. The hormone is known to boost mood and help reduce your appetite. Plus, when you opt for fool-proof versions like Minute Rice or Success Rice, you can pat yourself on the back for serving something easy to make and nutritionally rewarding. Who wouldn't feel good about that? Finally, rice's versatility makes it a perfect ingredient in a wide range of cuisines, and for virtually every meal of the day. Honey-Ginger Salmon w/Brown Rice Makes four servings Ingredients: 2 bags Success(R) Brown Rice 1/3 cup orange juice 1/4 cup light soy sauce 1/3 cup honey

1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each) 1 teaspoon oil 1/2 cup red bell pepper, sliced 1/4 cup green onion, sliced Directions: Prepare rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small saucepan, combine orange juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger. Cook over medium heat for one minute. Reserve 2/3 cup marinade. Place remaining marinade and salmon fillets into a plastic zippered bag and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Remove salmon from marinade, place on aluminum foil-lined baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, return 2/3 cup reserved marinade to small saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat for five minutes or until syrupy. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.- Saute red bell pepper two minutes. Add peppers to cooked rice. Remove salmon from oven and serve over rice.

and "puddinged." You've savored it in many varieties, including longgrain brown and white. So you think you know rice? Think again - when it comes to a versatile, nutritionally valuable complex carbohydrate, rice is a stand-out in the world of great grains. "Rice is a staple of life for half the world's population," says Anne Banville, a vice president for the USA Rice Federation. "Around the world, families consume rice daily as an important energy-providing ingredient of their diet. You may think you know everything there is to know about this widely used grain, but here are a few surprising and fun facts you may not have heard: 1. It's the most versatile grain Sure you can do a lot with other grains, but when it comes to versatility and ease of use, rice is tops. Timehonored products like Minute(R) Rice and Success(R) Rice make cooking rice the easiest part of your meal prep. Minute Ready to Serve Rice, available in varieties including Whole Grain Brown, Brown & Wild, Multi-Grain Medley, White and more, is fully-cooked and heats in a microwave in just 60 seconds, making it an ideal portable lunch option. For a quick and easy weeknight meal, Success Rice - in Brown, White, Jasmine and Basmati varieties - yields perfectly cooked rice in just 10 minutes, plus it's pre-measured in its convenient boil-in-bags. To learn more, visit or 2. Health benefits-Depending on which variety you choose. Brown rice, for example, is a 100 percent whole grain and research shows that whole grains may help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer if eaten in a well-balanced diet. Rice eaters also consume more vital nutrients and a lower percentage of calories from fat and saturated fat, according to a Tufts University study. Plus rice is a great grain choice because it is naturally gluten free. 3. Complex carbohydrate-You may already know that rice is a complex carbohydrate that helps boost mental and muscular function. But did you know that rice delivers more than 15 essential nutrients, including B-vitamins, iron, zinc and folic

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