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Serving topics of interest to all of Charlevoix County • No. 243 - Vol. 5 - Issue 35 • ‘Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens’ • Wednesday April 23, 2014


Fluoride A comprehensive look your H20 Benjamin Gohs news Editor

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Dozens of children and their parents attended the Easter egg hunt at Young State Park in Boyne City on Saturday April 19. Pictured here is Jackson Skop, happily filling his Easter bag. MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 16

Broach the subject of “fluoridated water” and prepare yourself for a veritable tsunami of information, disinformation, science, pseudoscience, myth and conspiracy theories that just may rival the JFK assassination. Nonetheless, the issue of fluoridated water recently arose during a Boyne City Commission meeting when one public official suggested immediately discontinuing the city’s practice of adding the chemical to its municipal water supply. “Based on my research, I’ve seen enough to say we should not be adding (fluoride) to whatever is naturally-occurring,” said Boyne City Commissioner Derek Gaylord in a Thursday April 17 interview. Gaylord introduced the topic during the Boyne City Commission’s April 8 regular meeting when he called for a motion to immediately stop Boyne City’s decades-old practice of adding fluoride to its water supply. The motion failed for lack of a second but the issue was added to

hoaglund Boyne business expo family benefit megan wilson contributing writer

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paint the town red megan wilson contributing writer Boyne Mountain will be the host site for the fourth annual Paint the Town Red Fund-raiser for the Boyne City Public Schools on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. The event is exciting and audience engaging as both silent and live auctions take place throughout the night; the live auctions will begin at 8 p.m. “This event is a major fundraiser for the BCPS. Last year it raised $25,000,” said Dr. Catherine Wonski M.D., Boyne City Booster Foundation Member. “Some of the items funded by last year’s proceeds include safer youth football helmets, writing and jazz workshops, class educational trips, school assemblies, and support for various athletic teams.”

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“This evening is about you,” read several teachers on an introductory video as Boyne City High School held their annual People’s Choice Awards on the night of April 17. This event was designed to honor those students who exemplify what the teachers feel is the “heart of Boyne City High School.” “My nominee is someone who I feel personifies what this award is all about,” said Cindi Place. “I am in awe of this student’s talent and energy, and proud of who this young woman is growing to be. I am proud to present my people’s choice award to Miss Ann Durbin.” Chris Ames talked about Durbin’s sense of humor and positive attitude, and her participation on their trip to Rome, Italy, and her good attitude during and after a walk of several miles to see the catacombs and her willingness to dive in to the new experience. “The last day, it was 90 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms and we were supposed

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2014 People’s Choice Award winner Jill Solomon is pictured with Sandra Clausen who nominated her. MANY MORE PHOTOS AT BOYNEGAZETTE.COM to be outside the whole time, and she said to me like five times, ‘Well, there’s a 10 percent chance it’s not going to rain.’ Ames presented his award to Katelyn Skornia. “This student has impressed me in many ways over the years, and I have thoroughly

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A benefit dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the family of Neal Hoaneal hoagland glund on Wednesday April 23 at the Boyne City Eagles Hall. Neal Hoaglund passed away on April 12 after a hard-fought battle

from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday April 24, in the former Carter’s grocery store building located at 1315 Boyne Ave. Don’t miss this fun, familyfriendly event that features interactive displays on the latest services and products area businesses and organizations have to offer. “This is probably one of the best things we do for our member businesses,” said Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Baumann. “If you’re in a business locally, you don’t have a thousand people walking by your door every day … but this is a way for businesses to show what they can do before a big crowd.” Baumann said large booth spaces allow merchants and service providers to demonstrate their offerings. “Some people will show what they do with laptops and video

the city’s May 13 meeting agenda. Gaylord said he hadn’t considered the matter until Boyne City Commissioner Laura Sansom brought it up during budget discussions concerning the city’s water and wastewater department. Gaylord said that, with all the fluoridated products available—toothpaste, mouthwash, rinses, dental treatments—individuals should have the option of whether to expose themselves and their children to fluoride. “Everyone can make their own decision if we don’t intentionally add it to the water system,” said Gaylord, adding that he was concerned about the potential health effects of the substance. Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch said his family dentist recommended providing his children with fluoride tablets back in the 1970s. “Our kids have had a great track record as far as good teeth and minimal cavities and minimal problems,” he said. “Apparently, in our case, there was benefit—but there

enjoyed getting to know this person,” said Linda King, who honored Ryan Carson. “I am continually impressed by the positive attitude, hard work, and continuous smile of this person.” She added, “There are many words I could use to describe this student. A very few would be hard working, determined, courteous, mature, and humble.” Pam McDowell honored Carl Rasch for meeting new challenges. “Against all the odds, not only will this student graduate, but they will graduate with honors and plan on pursuing an engineering degree,” she said through tears and with a hug for Rasch. “The reason why I chose this student is that they do everything correctly,” said Andy Bryant. “They get straight A’s, very determined, very driven, but very under-the-radar. Nobody really knows a lot about this student, and I figured this was the perfect chance to

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success comes in many forms

One big downfall of many school systems is the strong focus they place on certain accomplishments. The student chris faulknor who main‘two cents’ tains a 3.5 or above GPA might get to be on the honor roll, perhaps even Valedictorian someday. The best kicker on the team might just be the MVP for the year. But a local school proved me wrong this week, and it made me proud. This week, Boyne City High School had their annual People’s Choice Awards, and students were lauded for qualities that had nothing to do with academics or athletics. They were recognized for smiling through adversity, helping to carry heavy equipment after having a long workout themselves, and being kind to fellow students. And better yet, the teachers who noticed these qualities themselves recognized these students. As I watched, I saw something in those teachers and those kids. They connected. Some of the teachers spoke through broad smiles, tears, and looks of pride, and the students

responded in kind. They walked up to the stage, some even hugging that teacher, astonished at what was being said about them. Astonished that such a feat was not only noticed by someone but deserving of recognition. Let’s face it, many of the best qualities out there don’t get recognized. The ones who work in the background and make their contributions to the world quietly aren’t often seen. And the people whose contributions are as simple as smiling as they walk in or trying to brighten someone’s day usually go unnoticed. But not at Boyne City High School, and not by these teachers. These teachers hand them a trophy with a big smile, thanking them and telling them that their little bit counted. These teachers taught their students that day that it isn’t always the highest kicker, the best pitcher, or the one with the 4.0 who is seen for what they do. There is still room in society for a brother who walks his little sibling home, and Pat Klooster reaffirmed that. The guy who doesn’t talk much but simply does what he’s supposed to do and does it well has a place, and Brandon Ivie made sure it was seen. The boy who found a quirky and

funny way of raising money for a good cause meant something to Linda King. And when my children grow up and go to school, I will sleep well knowing that they don’t have to be athletic or academic to be seen for who they are. I will be as proud as ever if my little boy or girl gets on the honor roll or becomes an all-star, but all of that might just pale in comparison. I’ll be the proudest parent in the building to watch one of my kids standing on stage because they did something great or small that made one of their teachers stop and take notice. And that’s because they will have touched somebody’s life and made a difference. Events like these make my eyes water more than any graduation, because kids are being seen for who they are. Kudos to the staff of Boyne City High School and congratulations to the 28 students who were recognized. Your work and effort has made me proud to have walked your halls and marched on your football field, and what began as a quirky little idea has made some kids realize that there’s more to being a good person than meets the eye. In short, you’ve earned my respect once again, and I thank you for all you do for our children.

Spare time: then and today Please understand I am not saying we have no youth related problems today as I share with you some happenings in annethurston-brandly days gone ‘Beautiful boyne’ by, but I do think today’s are very different. Today’s young folk have at their fingertips various means of roaming the world about them both here on earth and above in Cyberspace unimaginable to their grandparents. My world as I worked myself through school was what I had at my finger tips, not somewhere else. Even as I senior in high school I had no car to drive or even a motorcycle. Yes, there were bikes and roller skates but nothing which could be fueled with anything more than my own muscles. As a fifth grader in northern Ohio I roller skated four miles a day to school, home for lunch and at the day’s end. My father purchased roller wheel replacements by the dozen which my brother and I carried in our book pooches along with pliers in case we got a flat. The hours in our days and weeks which did not involve the class-

room where ours to manage without the help of more than marbles, fishing poles, wagons, pets, rafts, puzzles, cards, crayons, fifes and books. Of course, our parents often suggested we use a dish cloth to help in the kitchen, a rake out in the yard and garden or a broom on a porch floor and sidewalk. The telephone was a ‘NO, NO’ and the radio a special treat when one of our parents was with us. If we lived within walking distance of a food market or candy store we could enter and spend our 25 cents allowance on unwrapped choices displayed within glass jars in a show case, usually at one cent per piece. No, those hours of our lives back then which were not designated for school, sleep or eating were ours to come up with something to have fun with. And we did. We climbed trees, ran races, swam, carved wood, made trails, played house, dressed dolls, taught our dogs tricks and much more. Unlike today our choices did not include cell phones, iPods, computers, motor bikes, cars, snowmobiles, guns, drugs, motor boats, trucks, TV’s, etc. Yet despite the absence of all these we did manage to get in trouble having ‘fun’ during our long hours of having to entertain ourselves. For example: Ed, my husband of sixty-five years had a father who was superinten-

dent of one of Toledo’s large high schools and lived only two blocks from Maumee’s main drag. Despite this he chose to gather with three high school friends on Halloween in 1936 to descend on a neighbor two house down the street from him. The man was an old bachelor who had not upgraded his old house with indoor plumbing at the time. It was his old wooden outhouse which was the goal of the four boys. Annually they descended on it to flip if over, but that year much to their deep surprise they found him seated inside with his shot gun across his knees. Without thinking the four quickly threw the outhouse face down tramping its owner inside. They made it away before he managed to push his way out. That same evening a group of older students climbed the high tower of the Catholic Church downtown and slid its bell onto the ground. Thinking of these family stories which happened before drugs entered the world of our youth I feel terribly sorry they are within the reach of today’s youth. Let’s all do whatever we can to keep them out of reach. One such time was when my father was in high school in the small town he grew up in – Sylvania, Ohio, near the Michigan southern border. Despite the fact his uncle was the town physician

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about cancer Editor: Cancer, it touches everyone’s life. Even if you personally have not lost a loved one, the effect of the dis-ease has touched your life. It is wide spread through every community. I would like to go into the how and why cancer touches each and every life but I am lead to share a personal experience and one I’ve witnessed with the loss of Neal Hoagland. The purpose of this article is two fold, a personal account of the ef-

fects of cancer and the announcement of a fund-raiser set for Wednesday April 23 at the F.O. Eagles hall in Boyne City from 5-8 p.m Neal passed April 12 from lung cancer so he will not be there physically. He was a proud family man, a hard worker, and a gentle soul, witty, intelligent, and there to make you smile whenever you needed a lift. Neil was truly admired and loved like a hero to his wife, six sons and absolutely adored by his three grandchildren.

He is surrounded by loving friends and a great big family including the Hoaglunds, Friedrichs, Brickers, Morrisons, Anzels, Jenks, Norrises and Loozes. Many of these names you surely recognize from our community. The bomb hits when the diagnosis enters your life. It turns your life into a race, a sprint with a quest for a cure or even just better health again. An all consuming effort to learn the facts of your particular cancer, then a quest to find specialists to help you make educated deci-

and banker and his dad a local business man my dad managed to pull off a stunt which would not be tolerated today. An avid trapper and fisherman all his life he began his hobby on Ten Mile Creek between Sylvania and Toledo. After trapping a skunk along its banks one day he successfully removed its ‘stink’ bag and tucked it in his gear to take home with him. The skunk was left for some hungry dog. Once back home he cooked up a great idea for its use. Dad had two aunts who taught at the high school and he felt they were always picking on him for answers etc. After the school building was shut down in the afternoon he managed to en-

ter it without being seen and going to the class room of an aunt he removed the cork from one of the ink bottles which sat on the top of each desk. Fountain pens were not yet used in the class room then merely, a wooden handle into which a pen point could be inserted. Because of this small ink containers had to be in place on every desk so the student could dip his/ her pen into it to write. Emptying the contents of the ‘smell’ bag from the skunk into one of the ink bottles my father hurriedly left the building. It was two days later before any class could be held in the old brick school building.

sions. Meanwhile the rest of life continues. Your children still need you, your grand children still have school events, your business clients still need your services, all of which you may miss due to testing, treatment, or feeling sick. The fear starts to spread through your loved ones just as it has entered you. Your life becomes constant thoughts of the unknown, treatment side effects, not being there for your family, and the fear of wondering if you will survive. It feels as if you are covered with a heavy blanket and must carry it as you quest for health knowing you are running against the clock. Once in a while the blanket lets in light, and hope, it gives you a chance to catch your breathe. As time passes, occasionally

the light in the blanket become brighter as you start to feel better. Your family sees you coming back to your usual self. Other times the blanket lets light in for a little while and the fear eases a bit, then it starts to get heavy again the darkness starts closing in from expanding disease or fear of another treatment. Your family climbs under the blanket with you to help you carry the burden. At that point the only thing you want is the blanket to go away, stop covering your loved ones. You hate to see the pain in their eyes and fear in there voice. Feeling guilt as you were the reason we are under the blanket but, grateful to have them with you to support and love you.

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Boyne city police dept.

weekly incident report

Monday, April 7 10:35 am Report of possible intoxicated driver on N Lake St 4:53pm Arrested subject for OWI 8:03pm Health and Safety check in Sunset Park Tuesday, April 8 7:15am Suspicious item found in road on Main St near McLean 11:46am Assist EMS in the Industrial Park 12:07pm Report of harassment complaint 12:22pm found cell phone turned into PD

12:50pm Vehicle unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St 2:09pm Vehicle unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St 2:58pm Assist citizen in the 300 block of N Lake St 6:26pm Gasoline drive off from the 1300 block of Boyne Av 8:04pm Vehicle unlock in the Industrial Park Wednesday, April 9 6:47am Citation issued for speed at Pleasant and Ann Streets 7:28am Report of lost wallet in the Industrial Park 8:10am Suspicious male in the area of Park and Pine 10:15am Report of lost Cell phone. Was the one found yesterday. Returned to owner. 11:28am Parking complaint in the 100 block of E Water St. Citation issued. 2:05pm Disturbance reported in the 400 block of N Lake St 7:25pm Motorist assist at Lake and


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You want to comfort them and they want to do the same but, nothing takes the pain away. The experience is truly unimaginable unless you have been there. That was my experience as a stage 4 breast cancer survivor. In Gods grace I am here today. I’m writing this to create awareness of how the emotional distress of this disease blankets your life and emotions. It continues on, with financial burden as you quest for your life and your family pleas with you to do anything possible to be healthy again, despite the cost. You realize the amount of money spent is not important, because

county transit notice

Due to moving our business and dispatch office to a temporary location, Charlevoix County Transit will be without regular phone, computer and radio service on Friday, May 2, 2014 and will have limited service Saturday, May 3, 2014. Because there will be little

Front St 10:13pm Citation issued for excessive noise at Lake and State St Thursday, April 10 1:11am Assist Sheriff Dept on Pinehurst Shores Friday, April 11 1:10am Suspicious vehicle in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 4:16am Dog running at large in the 400 block of Hannah St. 6:40am Car deer accident on M-75 N at the city limits 8:10am Found glasses turned into PD 11:15am Citation issued for speed at Lake and Lower Lake St 1:10pm Civil standby requested in the 200 block of W Cedar St 1:25pm Littering complaint in the 1000 block of Haven Ct 1:30pm Citation issued for speed at Front and Second St 2:10pm Citation issued for speed at Pleasant and Timber it’s the only shot you have at winning this race you have been forced to run. The medical bills arrive in the mail, the phone calls for payment become overwhelming, you are willing to do anything if it changes the outcome of the race. Every one runs the race differently, some make it half way, others push with all their energy almost to the end and are not able to finish. Fortunately some finish the first race but, are faced with the constant thought that at any time the race can start again. Friends, family, loved ones sit on the sidelines with there feet tied wanting to help but, cannot change the outcome. The race with cancer is run by so many and each race has a different course. I am asking in the honor of all or no phone service available these days, we are requesting that passengers pre-schedule any rides needed for Friday, May 2nd, Saturday, May 3rd and Monday, May 5th no later than 12 noon on Thursday, May 1st. For ride cancellations while our regular phone service is down, please call 231-373-2363. We expect to be back up and running at full strength on Monday, May 5th. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding.

2:30pm citation issued for speed at Lake and Lower Lake 3:35pm Citation issued for speed at Lake and Lincoln 5:31pm Report of fraud from the 300 block of Boice St 7:07pm Subject with civil issue at the PD 7:43pm Assist Sheriff Dept on Wildwood Heights Saturday, April 12 9:47am Assist Ems in the 400 block of N Lake St 10:11am 911 check in the 800 block of S Park St 11:24am Vehicle unlock in the 400 block of Boice St 12:50pm Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of E Division St 5:17pm Report of driving complaint in the 200 block of S Lake St 5:38pm Welfare check in the area of Second and Ann St 6:20pm Citation issued for improper lane use at N Park and Wildwood 11:24pm Report of kids throwing the races you have seen that you come to support this fund raiser for Neal’s family. Your help will ease the financial burden as they grieve the passing of a loved one who ran a great race. You can help with a financial donation, give items for silent auction, come to the fund-raiser and bid on the auction items. Families welcome, there will be great food, and entertainment by singer songwriter Nelson Olstrom. Please open up you hearts, this is a way you can help. To make monetary donations, mail to: Pete Friedrich, P.O. Box 772, Boyne City, MI 49712 For silent auction donations or more information call Julie wellman at (231) 582-9892. Julie Wellman Boyne City

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snowballs at cars on N Lake St near the trailer park Sunday, April 13 12:30am Assist Sheriff Dept on Ferry Rd 1:28pm Report of harassing text messages 6:29pm Alarm in the 400 block of S Park St 7:15pm report of injured deer near Silver and Lynn Streets 7:36pm Suspicious subject in the area of Wilson and Ann Streets 8:46am Car deer accident at Collings and Jefferson 11:10pm Citation issued for driving without lights and failing to stop on signal.

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could be studies that certainly supersede that. I am not an expert on it.” Grunch said he won’t make a decision until he has seen information being gathered by city staff on the matter, and until he hears what the public has to say. Sansom also said she would like to see the public have a chance to opine on the matter. “This is something I’ve been concerned about for a long time,” said Sansom. “I favor not using any (fluoride). I don’t think it’s necessary to have chemicals in water that you don’t need.” Boyne City Commissioner Delbert “Gene” Towne said he would likely vote to get rid of the fluoridation after what he’s read about it, but said he would like to hear what the citizens have to say on the matter first. Boyne City Commissioner Tom Neidhamer did not respond to the Boyne City Gazette by press time. What is fluoride? Nearly two-thirds of Americans—196 million people—use fluoridated water. Some regions of the world use fluoridated water while some use fluoridated salt, milk or mouthwashes and dental varnish. Fluoride helps protect against bacteria in the mouth called “caries” which create tooth decaying acids. Fluoride can strengthen your tooth enamel and help prevent and even reverse damage. According to the CDC, there has been a dramatic decline in tooth decay over the last nearly 60 years, since fluoride was introduced into drinking water and dental hygiene products. In 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services adjusted recommended water fluoride levels downward because people no longer rely solely on drinking water for their fluoride intake. While the optimal level of fluoride is between 0.7 and 1.2 milligrams per liter of water, the EPA’s highest level allowed in public water supplies is 4 milligrams per liter. According to the World Health Organization, vegetables and fruits tend to have very low levels of fluoride—0.1 to 0.4 milligrams—while rice, barley, taro, yams and cassava can contain higher levels, nearly 2 milligrams. Local fluoride distribution According to Boyne City’s Water/ Wastewater Superintendent Dan Meads, the water department operators add fluoride directly to the municipal water supply in carefully measured doses. “We have to buy it from certified chemical distributors that have been NSF (National Science Foundation) approved,” Meads said. “The EPA sets contaminant levels and recommended limits... Generally, in the past, our goal was to have one part per million.” Meads, who has worked for the water department for 34 years, said the fluoride is relatively inexpensive, saying a year’s supply costs somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000. Meads said he will have an exact figure when he presents a report on the city’s water fluoridation efforts to Boyne City Commissioners in early May. During the Boyne City Gazette’s investigation of the matter, it was discovered that Charlevoix County’s 13 municipal and private water systems range from none to higherthan-optimal levels. The Fluoridation of Boyne City’s water began on Jan. 1, 1973. Boyne City’s natural level of fluoridation is zero and it therefore adds enough fluorosilicic acid to bring it up to an optimal level of 1. Charlevoix County’s other water systems and their fluoride levels in milligrams per liter of water are as follows: • Boyne Falls – Naturally-occurring optimal level of fluoride of 1 • City of Charlevoix – Adds fluorosilicic acid to reach a level of 1

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• Charlevoix Township – Naturallyoccurring level of 1.7 • City of East Jordan – fluorosilicic acid added to reach level of 1 • GrandVue Medial Care Facility – Purchases its water from a municipal water supply that reaches the level of 1 milligram per liter of water • Hemingway Pointe Condos – Naturally-occurring fluoride level of 1.4 Horton Bay Club – Naturally-occurring level of 1.6 • Lake Michigan Heights MHP – Naturally-occurring level of 0.8 • Melrose-Chandler Water Company – Naturally-occurring level of 1 • Walloon Lake Water System – Naturally-occurring level of 1.3 According to the CDC, Ellsworth, Boyne Mountain, Hills of Walloon Association, Island View subdivision, Nine Mile Pointe and Wildwood Condos all have water system with fluoride concentrations below the optimal level to prevent cavities. Charlevoix Township’s and Horton Bay’s respective water systems meet or exceed optimal fluoride levels according to the CDC. “For fluoride levels above 2 ppm (2 mg/L), alternate drinking water sources should be used for children 8 years and younger,” the CDC stated.

Health Concerns While agencies and offices like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, U.S. Surgeon General, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, World Health Organization, and the International Association of Dental Research support the use of fluoridated water, fluoride overexposure does have its risks. Dental fluorosis causes discoloration and pitting—typically in children—of the tooth enamel. “It can result when children regularly consume higher-than-recommended amounts of fluoride during the teeth forming years, age 8 and younger,” the CDC stated. “Most dental fluorosis in the U.S.—about 92 percent—is very mild to mild, appearing as white spots on the tooth surface that in many cases only a dental professional would notice. Moderate and severe forms of dental fluorosis, which are less common, cause more extensive enamel changes.” It further stated, “In the rare, severe form, pits may form in the teeth. The severe form rarely occurs in communities where the level of fluoride in water is less than 2 milligrams per liter.” An Aug. 1, 1988 article in the Chemical & Engineering News by Bette Hileman entitled, “Fluoridation of Water: Questions about health risks and benefits remain after more than 40 years” cited a National Institute of Dental Research survey that stated, in the first 40 years of fluoride usage, tooth decay in school children had been cut by more than half. Hileman also stated that, in 1980, France’s then Chief Council of Public Health refused to fluoridate water over questions about its safety; Denmark’s environmental minister, in 1977, and the West German Association of Gas & Water Experts in 1978, rejected the practice citing a lack of information regarding long-term health affects. Another known health effect from overexposure to fluoride is skeletal fluorosis. “Most experts in skeletal fluorosis agree that ingestion of 20 mg of fluoride a day for 20 years or more can cause crippling skeletal fluorosis,” Hileman stated. “Doses as low as 2 to 5 mg per day can cause the preclinical and earlier clinical stages.” Skeletal fluorosis can cause a painful and disfiguring twisting and bending of bones and joints. “In parts of India, China, Africa, Japan, and the Middle East, large numbers of people have skeletal fluorosis from drinking naturally fluoridated water. In India about a million people have this disease,” Bettemen stated. “Most of the vic-

tims live in areas where the water fluoride level is 2 ppm or above, but some cases are found in communities with natural fluoride levels below 1 ppm.”

A dentist’s view Dr. Jennifer Larson, D.D. S., Owner and Operator of Park View Family Dentistry, said she supports the fluoridation of Boyne City’s water supply. “Like so many different issues— vaccinations for kids, mercury fillings, and other hot topics—those opposed to what is currently being done, even if it is safe and effective, often make dramatic claims that are not substantiated,” she said. “In this case we’ve got 65 years of proven safety from a public health standpoint; and I personally see it in my own practice.” Larson said patients who are otherwise healthy but avoid fluoride may find themselves enduring unnecessary tooth decay, expense and discomfort. “Over the years, the public health sector has worked out the safe amount of fluoride, to dramatically reduce tooth disease, while maintaining safe levels,” she said. “Anything in excess can be a poison—too much water can throw off your body chemistry and be a poison—if not properly administered. Levels of fluoride in drinking water are far from toxic levels.” She added, “We fortify orange juice with calcium, and bread with folic acid; vitamin B is added to milk, iodine is added to salt.” Larson said fluoridation helps those in lowincome areas by providing them with tooth protection they might not otherwise receive. “To remove it … we would see a big step back in public health,” she said. “It would be a mistake and a disservice to the community.” Larson added, “I would encourage people not to be swayed by opinions but to look into scientific information and clinical studies that are done properly.” Anti-fluoridation’s champions One of the biggest opponents to the practice of fluoridating water is Dr. Joseph Mercola D.O., ( who operates Optimal Wellness—one of the world’s largest alternative health supplement operations. [EDITOR’S NOTE: It should be noted that Mercola has received at least three letters from the FDA (one in 2006 and two in 2011) warning him to stop making dozens of illegal claims his company has marketed about the ability of numerous products represented to treat and/or identify everything from cancer to heart disease.] The other opponent is Paul Connett, PhD, Executive Director of the Fluoride Action Network. Mercola and Connett share some of each other’s information on each other’s websites and Mercola has raised funds extensively for the Fluoride Action Network. Connett’s Fluoride Action Network claims on its website that fluoride is a medicine and should, therefore, not be added to water. According to the EPA, fluoride compounds are salts that form when the element, fluorine, combines with minerals in soil or rocks. Another claim is that nearly 40 percent of American teenagers have dental fluorosis. The CDC backs this figure but claims most cases were considered mild or extremely mild. The network also claims fluoride supplements have never been approved by the FDA. That statement is true but only because the FDA has no role in approving water additives—Fluoride is approved and regulated for use in water supplies by the EPA. The network also claims disadvantaged communities are the most disadvantaged by fluoride because the poor and minorities tend to be more afflicted by diseases that put people at greater risk of being sensitive to fluorosis. Numerous other claims— which could not be confirmed or denied by the Boyne City Gazette through independent official sources—include concern that fluoride may

affect the brain, thyroid, pineal gland and blood sugar levels, that most developed countries do not use fluoride in their water, and that fluoride-free areas do not see higher instances of tooth decay. The Harvard study One information source which has been widely touted—and apparently misrepresented—is the 2012 Harvard School of Public Health meta-analysis of studies conducted by other countries. The Harvard analysis of 27 studies (25 of which were conducted in China) considered the potential correlation between areas of China with highly-fluoridated water and instances of lowered child IQ. Some levels in the test areas reached more than 10 times the optimal level used in American water supplies. The analyzers found numerous conflicting instances such as adults living in highly-fluoridated areas with higher IQ and longevity than their low-fluoride counterparts, “indicating that the effect of fluoride poisoning on intellectual ability is negligible.” “Even though many of the studies on children in China differed in many ways or were incomplete, the authors consider the data compilation and joint analysis an important first step in evaluating the potential risk,” stated authors of a July 25, 2012 article from the Harvard Public School of Health entitled “Impact of fluoride on neurological development in children.” Only one of the 27 studies suggested that fluoridation did not lower child IQ. “The average loss … would be approximately equivalent to seven IQ points for commonly used IQ scores,” it stated in the July 25 article... “Some studies suggested that even slightly increased fluoride exposure could be toxic to the brain. Thus, children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in lowfluoride areas.” It was further stated, “The children studied were up to 14 years of age, but the investigators speculate that any toxic effect on brain development may have happened earlier, and that the brain may not be fully capable of compensating for the toxicity.” Meta-analysis authors Anna Choi, a research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard School of Public Health Adjunct Professor Philippe Grandjean released a Sept. 11, 2012 statement on their work. “These results do not allow us to make any judgment regarding possible levels of risk at levels of exposure typical for water fluoridation in the U.S,” they stated. “On the other hand, neither can it be concluded that no risk is present.” Choi and Grandjean added, “We therefore recommend further research to clarify what role fluoride exposure levels may play in possible adverse effects on brain development, so that future risk assessments can properly take into regard this possible hazard.” Mercola recently authored an article on The Huffington Post website which echoed the Harvard analysis claims. His article directs people to numerous other studies—the majority performed on animals—concerning brain function and fluoride which are located back on Connett’s Fluoride Action Network site. Excerpts from studies include dozens of findings of intentional overexposure to fluoride paired with some other toxic substance—ranging from aluminum, selenium and zinc to arsenic and lead. Back in America The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health states that “many studies” on both people and animals have shown no association between fluoridation and the risk of developing cancer. However, according to the cancer institute, a 1990 study by the National Toxicology Program—part of the National

Institute of Environmental Health Sciences—revealed increased instances of bone tumors in male rats that were given highly fluoridated water over a two-year period. “However, other studies in humans and in animals have not shown an association between fluoridated water and cancer,” stated a National Cancer Institute fact sheet. According to the institute, a February 1991 Public Health Service (PHS) report based on more than 50 studies over 40 years said it found no evidence of an association between fluoride and cancer in humans. In 1993, a review of data from more than 50 human studies and six animal studies revealed no association between fluoridated drinking water and cancer. The cancer institute stated, “Subsequent interview studies of patients with osteosarcoma and their parents produced conflicting results, but with none showing clear evidence of a causal relationship.” How fluoride was studied “Numerous studies in naturally fluoridated areas preceded the field trials. There are no randomized, double-blind, controlled trials of water fluoridation because its community-wide nature does not permit randomization of people to study and control groups,” it stated in the report “Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General,” which was released during the tenure of U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, who served from 1998 to 2002. Grand Rapids was the first American city to use fluoride in its water supply. Fluoridation was implemented in 1945. “Dramatic declines in dental caries among children in Grand Rapids and three other cities conducting studies shortly thereafter led to fluoridation in many other cities,” it stated in the report. “(A)n extensive review of 95 studies conducted between 1945 and 1978 reported the modal caries reduction following water fluoridation to be between 40 and 50 percent for primary teeth and 50 and 60 percent for permanent teeth.” The report added, “Examples in the United States, Germany, and Scotland have shown that, when fluoridation is withdrawn and there are few other fluoride exposures, the prevalence of caries (tooth decay) increases.” The Nazi-fluoride myth Some believe the Nazis used fluoride to make Jews docile prior to, and during, World War II. According to PolitiFact Florida—a well known debunker of myths and misinformation—the claim rated on their Truth-o-Meter as a “Pants on Fire” untruth. “Our Holocaust historian knew of no such project. Two book authors who researched the topic, one a journalist, the other a hydrologist, found no credible evidence of such a connection,” stated the organization on its website. “A leading anti-fluoridation activist repudiates the story. The most commonly cited Web source for the story was a 16-year-old extract in a fringe Australian publication. So we can confidently declare this claim Pants on Fire!” Fluoride Facts While all non-prescription fluoridated toothpastes are safe for kids 2 and older, children should not swallow toothpaste or risk overexposure. Kids under 2 must brush with plain water. You cannot boil fluoride out of water; nor can it be removed by charcoal filtration systems. Bottled water contains fluoride unless it has been de-ionized, purified or distilled so as to remove the mineral. Limits on bottled water range from 0.8 to 2.4 milligrams per liter. Both fluoridated water and fluoridated toothpaste are recommended because they prevent tooth decay differently. The Boyne City Commission will discuss the matter during its 7 p.m. Tuesday May 13 meeting at Boyne City Hall.

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with lung cancer. “Even though Neal has passed away we are still proceeding with the benefit to try and pay for funeral expenses and medical bills,” said Hoaglund’s wife, Laurie Adams. “He had no life or medical insurance so I’m trying to keep the house at this point.” Hoaglund was preceded in death by his oldest son Jonah, who was killed in a car accident six years ago. Surviving relatives include his sons Jonah, Isaac, Jacob, Elijah, Lucas and Seth.

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show her off to the community and how she has made an impression on me.” Bryant presented his award to Katelyn Stolt “My student has faced a lot of adversity, and I know that a lot of time, adversity makes you that much stronger, and that is definitely the case with the student I’ve chosen this year,” said John Hertel. “Every day, this student comes into the classroom with a positive attitude.” Hertel presented his award to Skyler Davis. “This student has never been prone to drama, even when faced with some tough situations,” said Kevin King of honoree Sydney Massey. “This person has continued with a level of grace that I find inspiring. This student is smart, resourceful, and has a great smile.” “Too often, students who make good choices and do what is expected of them are overlooked,” said Amy Hertel of honoree Trevor Day.“I want this student to know how much he is appreciated and how much of a difference he makes in our school.” Don Nohel honored Hailey Judkins-Ladd. “You don’t always know when the kids walk in year-to-year which kids you’re going to connect with, that’s kinda what makes teaching fun,” he said. “This person came to my class and didn’t really want my class, but I’m glad they stuck it out.” Michele Deming honored her student for being intelligent, witty, tolerant, creative and knowing who she is and what she stands for. “When she speaks in class, everyone listens,” said Deming. “Her thoughts challenge the students and staff to see other viewpoints. I love that about her. I am a better person and teacher because of my interactions with her. Thank you for being you, miss Amanda Rowland.” David Hills honored student Kylie Hicks. “She is blazing fast, she can jump out of the building, and when she hits a ball, you probably don’t want to be on the other side of it,” he said. “But if that’s all you know about her, you’re missing out. Kylie Hicks is caring, thoughtful, positive, and generous. She is funny, hard-working, passionate about life, and really likes gummy vitamins.” Hills added, “She has achieved much because she has pursued success through countless hours of practice and preparation.” Dale Thomason honored Olivia Tackett. “My peoples choice award for 2014 is always responsible, always thorough, and always prepared for algebra class,” he said. “This student sees details as important and excellence as achievable. This student asks for help when needed and is always willing to help others.” Thomason added, “They are the kind of student who makes a teacher look good and feel good whether looking good and feeling good are deserved are not.” Pat Klooster honored Jacob McLeod.

Hoaglund is also survived by his grand-children, Madeline Jane, Piper Jo, and then Jameson Jonah. “Those grand-children were the light of his life, they got him through the last year having cancer,” said Adams. “He had been going to the Cancer Treatment of America by Chicago, and he could not say enough good things about them too.” Food, cash raffles, a silent auction and entertainment by Nelson Olstrom will be featured as part of the evening’s events. Hoaglund was a member of St. Matthew’s Church in Boyne City, and also an avid woodworker. “Neal really liked being on his com-

puter and being involved with technology,” said Lesa Friedrich, Neal’s Sister-in-Law. “He was in the construction business with his brother, they owned H & H Trowel Trades.” Hoaglund was a resident of Boyne City for over 30 years, originally coming from the Detroit area, and moving to Massachusetts before finally putting his roots down in this community. “Neal had many friends and his family thought a lot of him, his father died young so Neal gave all of his sisters away,” said Adams. “He will be missed by many people, his children, his grand-children, and his wife, I miss him every day.”

“This student, what I admire the most, is what separates him from the other people,” Klooster said. “I see him walking his little brother home hand-in-hand every single day, and I love it.” Nick Redmond honored Nicholas Hertz. “The person I am honoring tonight is a very unselfish person,” Redman said. “They did a lot of things behind the scenes to help our team be successful without really any recognition for it.” He added, “His two biggest assets, in my opinion, are his great personality ... and his sense of humor. He always had the whole team laughing, and that’s important.” Art teacher Jim Beckering honored Alison Burnell. “I think we can all see the picture being painted tonight that the students we have make a wonderful portrait in our community,” he said. “My student fits into this picture wonderfully. She is kind, hard-working, and intelligent.” Kristy Wisson-Powell honored Veronica Johnson for her dedication. “She is extremely well organized, which I envy,” said Wisson-Powell. “She doesn’t just want to get her work done, she wants to know the reason behind the answer. But it’s not just her academic focus that prompted me to nominate this student—she is just an overall stellar individual.” Chuck Day honored Alexandra Archer for being trustworthy, caring and compassionate towards her classmates. “One of the things she’s made a big improvement on is that she’s learning the material to learn the material, not just to get things done,” said Day. “I’m more impressed with the kid who’s tough and the kid that works hard when things don’t always come easy, and that pretty much sums her up.” Erin Bybee honored Jered McBee for his resilience. “He has overcome many obstacles, and continues to remind me of the Energizer Bunny: he just keeps going,” she said. “I have been reassured through his actions that he will not let a tough time get the best of him.” Principal Karen Jarema honored Brendan Heath for his dedication, leadership and humor. “I’m extremely proud of this young man and would like him to know that his many successes at Boyne City High School and at other places is through the triumph of a great loss,” she said. Aaron Fritzsche honored Payton Bauman. “When this kid grows up and goes out into the real world and people recognize who he is, he’s going to be something special,” Fritzsche said. “He is polite, he works hard, and I’ve never seen him be negative for one second—and I know that’s going to be recognized in the real world.” Band Director Brandon Ivie honored Alex Stutzman, as an “unspoken” student with potential. “That’s what I like about him, because I don’t think the world needs leaders, they need great leaders,” said Ivie. “The world needs people who lead by example, and

if you want to know what we’re supposed to be doing in class someday, come in and watch what Alex Stutzman is doing, and you’ll know exactly what we’re supposed to be doing in class.” Tony Cutler honored Alie Culver for her artistic ability. “I don’t know how she does it because I don’t have that creativeness,” he said. “But she does a great job.” Randy Calcaterra honored Connor Beebe though he has only shared four words with him and isn’t his student. While carrying a large piece of equipment after a Pop Warner practice, Calcaterra was helped by a student who had just completed a practice of his own despite the unwillingness of others helping. “I turned around, and it’s not any of the 20 Pop Warner students or parents, it was a student who sprinted and ran after his practice to see if I needed help,” said Calcaterra “And so I knew two weeks before school even started who my award would go to.” Drama Director Michael Houser honored Wyatt Long for his quiet leadership. “I am incredibly proud of Wyatt Long,” Houser said. “He has been there with the drama program all along the way, and we are really gonna miss his quiet leadership.” Ryan Ringle honored Jared Fleming. “He’s one of those young men who, when you meet them, you know you’ve met someone who is truly destined for greatness,”said Ringle. “He’s always smiling, having a great time, and always working hard. Outside of his work ethic and good-will nature, he has the ability to build lasting friendships and is always fighting for the underdog.” Dennis Crissman honored Andrew Davis for his humor and good attitude. “This person has been a big help to me in class this year, and has a great attitude, a big heart, a big smile, and is always very helpful,” said Crissman. “I wanted to tell him how much I appreciate him not only for what he does for me, but publicly say what a nice young man you are and how much fun I’ve had having you as my aide this year.” Mark Pontoni began by describing Cody Crain as a student who began quietly in class. “He mumbled answers to himself in class without getting credit, at which point he was appointed, with several like him, to the class’s ‘Council of Elders,’” said Pontoni. “Every time we came to a problem in class, I’d turn to the Council of Elders and ask for a ruling, and he is honestly one of the reasons I love coming to school.” Sandra Clausen honored Jill Solomon. “She’s a great student,” Clausen said. “You don’t see her on the athletic field, but where you do see her is at Robotics. She is an asset to the drama program, an asset to the Robotics program ... and in the classroom, she is a phenomenal student.” Clausen added, “She cares about her learning and cares about the process. She is just a great kid, always comes with a smile, and even keeps me on track for student council meetings.”

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Until next winter

photo by chris faulknor

The ice pole of Boyne City came down last week with the help of a city worker on Monday April 14.


From pg. 1 or photos of their products,” said Baumann. “Some will give live demonstrations of their products and services. And, they will have the opportunity to talk one-onone with people and answer questions.” Baumann said, while the event is great for local businesses, it is also a lot of fun for visitors. “People can mingle and talk with friends and there is a lot of good food and good information,” Baumann said. “People say they never knew we had this many businesses and this many different things in the community.” This year’s featured Taste of Boyne booths are Alpine Chocolat Haus, BC Pizza, BCHS Team Hospitality, Boyne Mountain Restaurants, Barrel Back Restaurant, Brian’s Ice Cream Experience, Glen’s Market, The Grain Train, The Jordan Inn, Mackinaw Trail Winery (wine tasting), Petoskey Brewing Company (beer tasting), Porter Creek Fish House, and Spicy Bob’s Italian Express. For $5 you get to visit all of the food booths. Baumann said the event continues to grow in popularity after five

years. “We sold out our 95 booths a month ahead of time this y e a r — which is a jim baumann record,” he said. “And, we have had attendance of 1,300 people each of the last two years.” Additionally there will be chair massages, adoptable pets from the humane society, and giveaways for the kids. Baumann said the entire community is invited to this growing event. There is a free shuttle service to and from the parking lots at the Charlevoix County Road Commission and St. Matthew Church. The $5 admission is at the door and there will also be a cash bar. The Chamber made a point of thanking the many sponsors of the Expo, especially Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Realtors, the new Presenting Sponsor. “Despite the fact that we have more booths and more people attending than any expo in the area, we are able to keep our booth costs lower than others, and that is because of the support we get from our sponsors,” Baumann said.


From pg. 1 This year Paint The Town Red has several marquee auctions amongst its prizes, including a two-day Mackinac Island Getaway at the Grand Hotel, a Boyne Mountain Gold Pass, a family weekend at Boyne Mountain Lodge, a warm destination five-day trip, and a two-day Sport package getaway including two tickets to your favorite pro sport regular season game. “This event is only possible with the support of our community and businesses,” said Wonski. “Over 20 businesses support the event with major sponsorship coming from Boyne Mountain and Magnum Hospitality.” “Boyne Mountain is happy to be the host location for this event, we are excited to be supporting such a great cause,” said Director of Communications at Boyne Resort

Erin Ernst “It’s great to be able to continue being part of such a successful event that funds so many scholastic activities.” Tickets for the event are $50 per person, and include a heavy Hors d’oeuvres and wine menu, and live musical entertainment from the Detroit based Soul Street from 8 p.m. to Midnight Tickets may be purchased at Ralph Gillett’s office or the Boyne City High School office. “Boyne City is such a tight knit community, we all pull together to help support the schools,” said Red Mesa Grill Manager Jessica Mulvaney. “This will be my first time attending a Paint The Town Red—we’ve supported it for the past three years.” For more information please call Catherine Wonski at (231) 6752031.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS AND NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS: City of Boyne City 319 North Lake Street Boyne City, MI. 49712 (231) 582-6597 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Boyne City . NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about May 9, 2014 , the City of Boyne City will submit a request to Michigan State Housing Devel-

opment Authority (MSHDA) for the release of the following program funds: CDBG under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 HOME (HOME Investment Partnership Act) under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 Other:       Program funds will be used to undertake a project known as William H. White House at 417 Boyne Avenue for the purpose of rehabilitation of the house into 4 apartments for low to moderate income senior citizens age 55 or older. The funding for rehabilitation will include $140,000 of CDBG funds from MSHDA and $500,000 from the FHLBI.

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT No serious environmental adverse impacts or hazards were identified in the course of the environmental review. Therefore, it has been determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment and an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is not required. For a tiered review, additional environmental analyses will be addressed on project sites as they are identified; specifically: N/A . Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the address above which may be examined or copied weekdays, 8 a.m. to

5 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to The City of Boyne City at the address listed above on or before May 8, 2014. All comments will be considered by City of Boyne City prior to requesting a release of funds from MSHDA. Comments should specify which Notice is being addressed. RELEASE OF FUNDS City of Boyne City certifies to MSHDA that City of Boyne City and Michael Cain , in his/her capacity as City Manager and Certifying Officer, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental

review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. MSHDA’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows City of Boyne City to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS MSHDA will accept objections to the release of funds and certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date only if they are based on one of the following: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer; (b) the environmental review record indicates an omission of a required step, decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred

costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by MSHDA; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to Community Development Division, MSHDA, 735 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933, 517-335-4661. Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by MSHDA. No objections received after May 27, 2014 will be considered by MSHDA. Michael Cain, City Manager

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ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your plans to conquer your world. You’ll have plenty of ideas, but you must be careful not to take on too much. Less is best this week. Arguments will evolve if you are overly opinionated. Secret information will aid you and hard work will pay off. Your concern with financial security will prompt you to find out more about investments. You’ll meet interesting new people if you attend events. If you focus on what’s really important to you, success will follow. If you recognize your limitations and ask for assistance, you will do much better than even you anticipated. Stress & long hours can cause havoc on your health. Find yourself a healthy regime of stress reducing exercise and healthier eating and you’ll be able to think and work more effectively. Complete those jobs that have been nagging you lately. Lucky Numbers: 1, 8, 20, 30, 37, 45 TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by teamwork & your ability to get everyone involved in your project. The resistance you feel from others will grow stronger if you apply unnecessary pressure. Keep discussions on track, allow others to express their views. Listen to them very carefully. Try to create an atmosphere of trust. Someone else may get all the glory, but you’ll learn an invaluable lesson, that will take you on to even greater triumph. You’ll find ordinarily annoying people are surprisingly easy to get along with. Harmonic vibrations will mount to passionate trembles. By week’s end, you might find yourself in the arms of the most unlikely person imaginable. Lucky Numbers: 15, 19, 24, 37, 38, 45 GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by challenges that will motivate your spirit. You’ll feel magnetized and ready to take on any professional or personal obstacles that stands in your way. Plan to do something special with the family. Obstacles may stand in your way. Ignore people who are trying to lead you astray. You can learn a lot if you are more open-minded. Give others the benefit of the doubt. You’ll be able to overcome anything if you stand tall and prepare to push ahead. The harder you strive for perfection, the better you will do. Trusting others may prove to be costly. However if you do, it will teach you a valuable lesson in life. Don’t worry, you’ll soon be able to recognize the difference between a true and a fair-weather friend. The world is forever changing and so should you if you want to stay in control of your destiny.The positive energy you emit should give you a new perspective on your future. Lucky Numbers: 4, 12, 17, 22, 33, 43 CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by generosity, yours & others, as well. You don’t like to keep score, and generally let life just go where it goes. However, you could be on the receiving end of a beautiful serenade. The next few days will find you walking with a brisk stride and snapping your fingers. If whatever you’re experiencing isn’t quite reality, it’ll seem just as good as the real thing. No walls will be able to contain your excitement. No limitations will seem to apply. You can accomplish just about any goal you try, this week. A little humility wouldn’t hurt, although no one really minds if your hat size gets a little larger.Your new elevation will make you more perceptive and attract others to your outlook. Others will be eager to join you as you explore new avenues of interest. Lucky Numbers: 3, 10, 20, 30, 36, 40 LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by the support you receive from an active partner. Pure facts and data are the currency of the moment. Colleagues are

brimming with ideas for you. Digesting all of them, however, is a near impossibility. The trick is to sift through everything that comes your way and select just exactly what you need. The energy you feel will help you to reach your goals. It’s vital that you don’t promise the world to everyone. While this could help for the present, it may create complications for the future. Little mistakes are easier to correct before their consequences grow too big. You’re still at the stage where you can have fun with this. You’ll gain exceptional mental clarity & be able to learn concepts fast. Lucky Numbers: 25, 28, 33, 34, 39, 41 VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a sense of floating free from the earthly bonds that you’ve felt been dragging you down. Don’t even ask what it means. Logic and magic have nothing to do with each other. Let events wash over you now, and explain it all later on in any way that makes sense. Don’t go around sticking out your neck if blame is waiting to fall. The walls have ears and possibly no sympathy. Ordinarily you’re the first to help others, but you may not be able to do so now. You need to be treated with respect. Insist on receiving the whole story, rather than have something dumped on you without warning. Once feelings are realized, they are easier to accept. The emotional tap is open, so let it run freely. Get all the information before jumping into action. Listen to your intuitive feelings & realize that recent happenings were inevitable. Lucky Numbers: 9, 11, 27, 36, 37, 44 LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your flexibility and patience, that will help you tolerate an insufferable situation. Being stubborn will only fan the flames.The reason for your anger will become apparent once you listen to your heart. Once your plans are firmly in place, romance may begin to happen. You’ll be given every opportunity to grow as a person. Stop looking ahead so far and try to lose yourself in the heat of the moment. Your imagination is highly amusing, but perhaps not very trustworthy. Snooping and gossip can be deliciously seductive. You know the subjects of your investigation well enough to be reasonably sure of what they’re thinking. Try your best to treat them fairly. Your swift action will only strengthen your case once the dust settles. Lucky Numbers: 14, 15, 21, 36, 38, 44 SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your high expectations of someone, that may dwindle as the week winds down. You may feel angry, but patience is what will bring you results. You need to look at the situation from different perspectives. Interactions with others could be less than rewarding. Even wellintentioned people will seem as if they’re trying to interfere. Mind your own business and advance in solitude. Even the quirky loner is not without some kind of support system. Heal your wounds by accepting the things that you cannot change & changing the things that you can. If you can catch some enthusiasm, you have a good chance to do something constructive with it. This is particularly true in your professional life. Creative ideas may come pouring forth. Lucky Numbers: 7, 10, 15, 30, 38, 49 SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your need to keep yourself on track. It’s difficult to stay focused, your current fixation on details may have you spinning your wheels. Try to stay on course despite the temptation to run around in circles. The fact that you’re suddenly very popular does nothing to help with your focus. Other people’s tics and quirks might

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prove to be especially annoying to you. There is no polite way to explain what’s bothering you. This is not about being rude, this is about being professional in your relations with others. Beware of fast talkers with big schemes. You may do much better by working on your own.When someone demands a reason for your behavior, use your humour to excuse yourself. Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 11, 17, 38, 48 CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by an upsurge of your positive energy flow. Recently you have felt as if something was holding you back, this week, everything will click. Your good mood will be highly contagious, others will respond. You’ll be everywhere at once, moving so quickly, that people might miss you, if they blink. It’s important for you to have your personal touch on everything. If you immerse yourself, your senses will take you for the ride of a lifetime. You still have a long way to go. Enjoy the trip as you move ahead, touching, tasting and experiencing everything from a new perspective. Try to include as many other people as possible in your plans. They’ll appreciate the security you offer in organizing projects. Use the resources you have available to you & you’ll find new ways to complete your tasks. Lucky Numbers: 26, 38, 39, 41, 42, 45 AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by domestic adjustments & your ability to bounce back from any situation. An intimate moment may suddenly get too close for comfort. There may be too much talking around you. The abstract becomes increasingly meaningless. Attend to your inner needs. Meditation, plants and pets will reconnect you with your role in the physical world. Try to organize you time to fit everything in without too much stress. Give a little, take a little. Compromise will become your theme. Once you have your priorities straight, you’ll be able to start to look at new perspectives & opinions. By week’s end, you may want to invite friends over or plan a little casual celebration. Lucky Numbers: 4, 19, 29, 34, 3, 43 PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to see past the immediate and understand other’s motivations. Choose your projects carefully and do them well instead of saying yes to everyone and doing an inferior job. Think clearly about all of your options and play the waiting game. You shouldn’t rush any big decisions, this week. Time will be on your side. The longer you wait to decide, the better. It will be hard for you to pass on some of the projects being offered, but if you set attainable goals, you will receive much greater rewards in the end. Social events will lead to romantic opportunities. Disagreements will erupt when discussing financial matters. You need to feel free to come and go as you please. You must follow your creative pursuits. Your emotions will be hard to control if family members put too many demands on you. Lucky Numbers: 5, 18, 23, 31, 34, 47



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Don’t miss lyrid meteor shower!

Hi there, my astronomy b u ff s - i n arms! The weather is gradually improving; we actually have clear nights bryan shumaker once or NASA/JPL Solar twice a System Ambassador week! Look Up! The big What’s in the news in night sky? the night sky this week is the Lyrid meteor shower. Every year in late April Earth passes through the dusty tail of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1), and the encounter causes a meteor shower. This year the shower peaks on Tuesday morning, April 22. Forecasters expect 10 to 20 meteors per hour, although outbursts as high as 100 meteors per hour are possible. Lyrid meteors appear to stream from the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra, although the Lyrids have nothing to do with Vega. The true source of the shower is Comet Thatcher. Every year in April, Earth plows through Thatcher’s dusty tail. Flakes of comet dust, most no bigger than grains of sand, strike Earth’s atmosphere traveling 49 km/s (110,000 mph) and disintegrate as streaks of light. Lyrid meteors are typically as bright as the stars in the Big Dipper, which is to say of middling brightness. But some are more intense, even brighter than Venus. These “Lyrid fireballs” cast shadows for a split second and leave behind smoky debris trails that lin-

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You won’t want to miss the Lyrid meteor shower on the morning of Tuesday April 22. ger for minutes. Occasionally, the shower intensifies. Most years in April there are no more than 5 to 20 meteors per hour during the shower’s peak. But sometimes, when Earth glides through an unusually dense clump of comet debris, the rate increases. Sky watchers in 1982, for instance, counted 90 Lyrids per hour. An even more impressive outburst was documented in 1803 by a journalist in Richmond, Virginia, who wrote: “Shooting stars. This electrical [sic] phenomenon was observed on Wednesday morning last at Richmond and its vicinity, in a manner that alarmed many, and astonished every person that beheld it. From one until three in the morning, those starry meteors seemed to fall from every point in the heavens, in such numbers as to

resemble a shower of sky rockets.” Experienced meteor watchers suggest the following viewing strategy: • Dress warmly • Bring a reclining chair, or spread a thick blanket over a flat spot of ground • Lie down and look up somewhat toward the east. Meteors can appear in any part of the sky, although their trails will tend to point back toward the radiant—i.e., toward Vega. What will the Lyrids do this year? The only way to know for sure is to go outside and remember, keep looking up! A quick reminder—the monthly NOMAC meeting is at Raven Hill Discovery Center at 7:30 p.m. on the 24th. A great talk on astro-imaging will be presented. Hope to see you there!

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A blind skier (center) with Challenge Mountain volunteers Maxine Aten and John Perreault.

adapting and overcoming

The 2013-14 winter sports season was a huge success at Challenge Mountain thanks to near record snowfall and the support of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation in purchasing a recreation pathway to help first time skiers walk up the beginner slope at Challenge Mountain. More than 2,500 clients and their families participated in skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, sledding and other fun winter activities at Challenge Mountain this season. Challenge Mountain of Walloon Hills, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, is dedicated to enriching and improving lives for the mentally and physically challenged through outdoor recreation. The goal of all programs is to help create happy, healthy and longer lives. Challenge Mountain received the grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation in early

winter for use during both winter and summer programs. New skiers benefit from the recreation pathway as it provides a safe surface for walking up a beginner slope without slipping and sliding. After safely walking up the pathway, the new skier practices basic sliding and stopping skills on a gentle slope. Although the winter season at Challenge Mountain has come to a close, the recreation pathway will not go into storage. Challenge Mountain will use the pathway to provide access to beaches and shorelines during the summer months. Clients using wheelchairs will have a firm safe surface to access kayaking, swimming, boating and swimming in our lakes and rivers. To volunteer, donate or learn more about programming at Challenge Mountain call 231-582-1186 or email

stream monitors needed; free training saturday may 10

Our rivers and creeks are a precious resource. They provide habitat for fish, mayflies, crayfish and other aquatic life, but are also a source of water for our lakes, for drinking water, and for industry. Locals and visitors alike flock to our streams to fish, paddle, or simply hike along the banks and observe wildlife.

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council will provide a training session for volunteers who would like to help monitor this valuable resource on Saturday, May 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Watershed Council office in Petoskey. The training is free, but class size is limited. A reservation is required to attend.

dragonflies, etc.) and note general stream conditions. INDOOR SORTING & IDENTIFICATION DAY Sunday, June 1 from noon - 3:00 p.m. at the Science Lab at North Central Michigan College. Samples collected during the field day are sorted and identified. Materials to help identify macroinvertebrates are provided. The importance of the Watershed Council’s Volunteer Stream Monitoring program lies in the need to establish baseline data and look for problems and trends in our local riv-

ers and streams. Consistent monitoring data is needed in order to make informed decisions. “It helps protect our high quality rivers and streams and points out areas where problems need to be addressed.” Attending all three sessions is recommended, but not required. For reservations, additional information or directions, contact Dan Myers at 231-347-1181 or To learn more about the volunteer monitoring programs at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, visit www.

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Volunteer stream monitors (left to right) Brian Kozminski, Tom Terry, Adam Kennedy, Sheri Rhodes, and Nancy Cunningham join together to collect aquatic macroinvertebrates (a.k.a. “bugs”) and note general stream conditions from the Boyne River. The information they collect helps determine the overall health of the stream.

"The training is for anyone interested in learning about water quality and gaining hands-on experience in monitoring rivers and streams," said Kevin Cronk, Monitoring and Research Director for Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. The Watershed Council’s service area contains more than 2,500 miles of rivers and streams, including multiple blueribbon trout streams. “With the assistance of dedicated volunteers, the Watershed Council currently monitors 37 sites on 15 different rivers and streams, but that is only a small fraction of the waters that could be monitored. Additional volunteers are needed,” said Cronk. The training includes both indoor and outdoor components that cover all aspects of the monitoring program, including program history and goals, monitoring protocols, sampling methods, and basic aquatic macroinvertebrate identification. Any person or group willing to devote a small amount of time and energy to conduct simple stream checks in wadeable rivers and streams on a bi-annual basis (spring and fall) can become a Volunteer Stream Monitor. Spring stream monitoring events will take place on the following dates: TRAINING DAY Saturday, May 10 from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at the Watershed Council office, downtown Petoskey. FIELD DAY Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. at local streams throughout Northern Michigan. During the field day volunteer teams collect a representative sample of aquatic macroinvertebrates (mayflies,

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support students on may 6

Students will be directly affected by the results of the CharlevoixEmmet Intermediate School District Vocational-Technical Education millage renewal scheduled for Tuesday May 6. The Tuesday, May 6, election is to renew ¾ of a mill for a period of four years, 2014-2017, for Vocational Education - or Career and Technical Education - services and programs. The proposal was originally approved by voters 18 years ago and has been renewed by voters three times since then. The Voc-Ed millage renewal impacts all students, K-12. Of the approximately 3,400 high school students in the ISD, almost 2,000 are enrolled annually in an approved Vocational-Technical Education program – almost double the 1,300 students enrolled prior to the passage of the millage 18 years ago. All students benefit from the technology and career counseling services which are also supported by the millage.

Gov. Rick Snyder touted the benefits of skilled career and technical education during his recent visit to northern Michigan and keynote presentation at the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance annual luncheon. The governor said he has met with manufacturers who are ready to hire workers, only they can’t find people with the type of training they need. “We messed up in our country when it comes to talent,” he said. “We haven’t equally emphasized the importance of skilled trade and career tech education.” The governor also stated: “We need to develop this career-tech track. They’re all honorable careers, they’re well-paid careers.” Char-Em ISD Superintendent Rick Diebold agrees with the governor. Surveys have indicated that 71 percent of students who took a Career and Technical Education course attended a post-secondary institution such as a four-year college or tech-

nical school. The ISD is currently working with several area manufacturers to help them fulfil voids they have in skilled labor. Some 41 state-approved CTE programs are run by the 11 high school districts within the ISD service area of Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Through the millage, more than $2.8 million is passed onto the districts to operate the programs, as well as provide for technology and maintenance and Internet connectivity. “Passage of the millage renewal will provide continued support of our Voc-Ed programs and services. Without this millage, the costs of Voc-Ed programs would need to come from our local operating budget,” explained Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Moss. “Failure to renew this millage would affect our ability to continue to meet the needs of all students in our school.” Without the renewal, local school districts would be faced with trying to maintain and update Voc-Ed offerings or add new ones. “By spreading the cost of these programs over all the school districts in Char-Em ISD – from Pellston in the north to Central Lake in the south – schools such as ours can continue to provide high-tech VocEd programs,” said Karen Sherwood, Superintendent/Administrator at Boyne Falls Public Schools. Voters can help prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers by voting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, on the Char-Em ISD Vocational-Technical Education millage renewal. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cvx pool appoints new aquatics coordinator Charlevoix Area Comm u n i t y Pool Director Kevin Hawley is excited to announce that Chelsea chelsea biddick Biddick has been named the new Aquatics Coordinator of the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. Biddick, a Charlevoix native, has her bachelor’s degree in Art, Environment and Human Development from Grand Valley State Univer-

sity. Over the past six years, Biddick has worked and volunteered at the Pool. Since September 2013, she has been instrumental in operations as head lifeguard and swim instructor. Biddick is an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and will soon add Certified Pool Operator to her accreditations. Her mom was a critical member of the original team that helped build the pool and was one of the first pool managers. Biddick has clear memories of being just 5 years old and sitting at the edge of the pool during con-

magic Fairy Tea Party

at 6 p.m. the night of the concert, and is limited to five performers. For more information about the Folk Concert Series, talk to Dwain at the library 547-2651.

Sunday, April 27, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, fairies will be the topic of delight at the Charlevoix Public Library’s Tea Party. All elementary-aged young girls along with their “special person” are invited to participate. All participants are sure to experience the magic of an afternoon filled with entertainment, crafts, snacks, and of course, tea. All participants are encouraged to dress up and put on their favorite fairy décor. Activities will include flower bracelets and fairy doors and attendees will experience a fairy ballet with Julia and a magic show by Lizzy and Emma. The tea party is free and open to all, but preregistration is required: or call 237-7350.

WinterFolk Concert

Family Reunion will be performing in the Charlevoix Public Library’s last WinterFolk concert of the season, 6:30 p.m., April 28. An evening's program is filled with music, poetry, and fun, as these 4 old friends accompany each other. Audience involvement is encouraged during the show. The featured performer kicks off the evening with a 45 minute concert, which is followed by an open mic session; an opportunity for the public to share talents. Open mic sign-up begins

Pancake supper

Pancake Supper at the Peninsula Grange on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Pancakes & Maple Syrup, Sausage, Beverage & Dessert. Donation Adults $6, Children 6-12 $3, 5 & under free.

St. joe polish dinner

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struction, dreaming about when the hole would be filled with water! Our family organization continues to be family driven as we happily welcome the next generation. Biddick is “very excited for the future of the Pool and glad to be a part of its continuing benefits to the community.” The rest of the Pool staff concurs. Stop by the Pool and join us as we say “Congratulations Chelsea!” For more information about the Pool and program offerings, visit our web site at or call the Pool at 5470982.

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Charlevoix Area Hospital’s new MRI will make it easier for larger and clautrophobic patients to get the care they need.

Patients more comfy with cah’s new MRI

What do elevators, airplanes, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems have in common? They tend to make people a little anxious. That’s why Charlevoix Area Hospital is excited to offer their new MRI system, the Open Bore, 1.5 Tesla, that combines a larger opening for obese and claustrophobic patients with the ability to capture high-field quality diagnostic images. “This is going to increase our efficiency and patient convenience,” says Gary Vergon, Radiology Manager at Charlevoix Area Hospital. “The patient-friendly design of this magnet will make it easier for large patients and those with claustrophobia to have a MRI ex-

Movers & shakers wanted

Charlevoix Area Hospital Sleep Center presents “Are you a Mover and Shaker?” at the Boyne craig boss City Public Library on Tuesday April 22, at 5:30 p.m. People who suffer from restless legs syndrome are constant movers and shakers. An individual who has restless legs syndrome often experiences an uncomfortable feeling in their legs and an irresistible urge to move their legs throughout the course of a sleep cycle. Board-certified sleep specialist Craig Boss, MD, DABSM, who oversees Charlevoix Area Hospital’s Sleep Center and is the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, he will be presenting about restless legs syndrome, the effects of restless


Bergmann Center 12th Annual Live and Sient Auction-Come join our “Reach for the Stars” fundraising event. All proceeds raised will benefit Bergmann Center’s mission statement, which is to “provide services that enable individuals with mental and physical challenges the opportunity to become active, involved members of the community.” This year’s event will take place at the Kings Ballroom at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Mi on Sunday May 4th from 1:30-4:00 p.m. The live auction will feature some amazing items including; A trip to the top of the Almighty Mackinaw Bridge and works by local artist. Several area merchants will be providing a dine around experience. Tickets are available for $30 and can be purchased by calling 547-2979 or visiting our website at

Ej &bc pd dare run

The 2nd Annual Boyne City & East Jordan Police Department D.A.R.E. 5K/1mile Fun Run will start & finish in Sunset park behind the Chamber of Commerce in Boyne City. Saturday, May 24th - Start 8:00 AM - Registration 7:00 PM, Reg forms available at EJ, BC Police Dept., BC & EJ Chamber Offices. For more information & entry fees 231-582-6611 or 231-536-2611. 1st 100 registrants will receive an event t-shirt.

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amination which produces higher quality images. This can reduce the need to repeat and interrupt exams.” Claustrophobic patients present another challenge for MRI systems. They can be sedated, adding to their inconvenience and the time it takes to schedule and perform an exam. The new system installed at Charlevoix Area Hospital features a bore opening of nearly 2.3 feet in diameter and almost one foot of free space between a patient’s head and the magnet. It also features the shortest 1.5 Tesla magnet available. Approximately four feet long, the magnet allows more than 60 percent of exams to be completed with the patient’s head outside the bore, helping to ease claustrophobia. For more information about Charlevoix Area Hospital and the Imaging Services offered at the Hospital, please visit or call 547-8598.

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legs syndrome, and treatment options that are available. “If you’re having trouble sleeping, consider coming to an A.W.A.K.E. meeting. This is a great opportunity for the community to come together to discuss restless legs syndrome” commented Dr. Boss. “There are a variety of treatment options available and you shouldn’t let a sleep disorder stand between you and a good night’s rest.” This lecture is part of the Sleep Center’s regularly scheduled A.W.A.K.E. meetings, which are held on a quarterly basis. A.W.A.K.E. stands for Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic, and offers education and support groups throughout the United States. This group provides excellent opportunities for area residents to gather together to learn more about sleep, its disorders, and treatment options. For more information about Charlevoix Area Hospital Sleep Center and services offered at the Hospital, visit

Fashion & Beauty


(BPT) - Spring is here - time to start planning your warm-weather wardrobe updates. To help you stay on top of the trends for spring 2014, the experts have plenty of advice to share. Lynne Riding, who is the fashion coordinator at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, and Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds, who has the same role at The Art Institute of AtlantaDecatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, offer some pointers. Q: What are the top five trends for spring 2014? A: "Look for clean, simple lines," says Riding. "You'll also see pleats, sheers and lace, and prints - both floral and graphic." Hammonds agrees that pleats, especially knife pleats, will be big this spring. "Graphic prints are a major trend, using written words embroidered or printed across ready-to-wear garments," he adds. "We'll also see accessories with metallic touches in gold and bronze this year." Q: What are this spring's top colors? A: Both experts agree that lilac and other pastels are the most important color story for spring. Greens, especially mint green, are also big. "Muted and sophisticated tones predominate, although brights are also seen, particu-

larly when paired with metallic touches," Hammonds says. Q: What one piece should everyone consider adding to her wardrobe to be on trend for spring? A: "A poplin dress shirt in white, lilac or mint green is a great spring/summer addition," says Riding. "It could either be a long wrap shirt without buttons or a long shirt worn on the hips with a belt." Hammonds recommends adding a modern accessory, such as a metallic bag or clutch, statement eye frames, or even a metallic shoe that can go from day to night. Some other ideas to give your wardrobe the fashion edge this spring? Consider a longer skirt (mid-calf or upper ankle length), wearing a classic shirt untucked with the bott o m several buttons undone, or an accessory with fringe. And be sure to hang on to fashions with color blocking. Riding says this trend is continuing to be popular. Whatever you do, Hammonds advises, dare to be edgy and always be true to yourself and your personal style. Riding adds, "A trend only works if it works for you. Does it fit your style, your lifestyle, what's flattering? For instance, if lilac is not your color, don't add a lilac dress to your wardrobe. Instead, choose a flower print that includes lilac or wear a print skirt with lilac tones along with a crisp white shirt."

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Beauty tips

(BPT) - Winter weather can notoriously wreak havoc on skin and hair. While waiting for spring to arrive, a few easy adjustments to your beauty routine can help you look fabulous on even the dreariest of days, and ensure that you are looking your best when the weather warms up. • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize -The cold and dry air can strip skin of much-needed moisture, and it's essential to replace what winter steals. Choose a quality lotion and use it daily. To get extra mileage out of your moisturizer, exfoliate first with a gentle body buff before applying lotion; it will absorb and keep skin moisturized longer. • Upgrade your body wash - Overly fragrant soaps can further dry your skin. Opt for a super-rich, moisturizing body wash and lather up using a silky-soft body sponge, such as the EcoPouf Delicate Bath Sponge. The pouf is super soft and extra large to deliver amazing lather and gentle cleansing, even for the most sensitive skin. • Break away from breakouts - Dirt and oil can clog pores and lead to blackheads, as can dry, flaky skin. To prevent blackheads and whiteheads from surfacing, make sure to clean deep into pores regularly and gently exfoliate to keep skin glowing. A good exfoliating sponge can make the process easier. The Pure Complexion Facial Sponge is handmade with 100 percent natural Konjac fiber, a highly renewable root that the Japanese use as a natural exfoliant. • Help out hair - While summer often gets the rap as being hard on hair with the sun and chlorinated pools, winter doesn't go easy on the follicles either. The cold temperatures can leave strands dry and fragile. Indulge in a nourishing hair treatment once a week to combat dryness. Regularly use deep conditioner, or apply hair oil to damp hair. Try washing hair every other day as to not strip away hair's natural oils using a shower cap to protect hair in between lathers. • Step up your foot care regimen - Pretty pedicures need not be relegated to summeronly status. Winter can be hard on feet as you trudge through snow, ice and rain in heavy, sweatinducing footwear. The cold can promote chapping and cracking, so it's important to care for feet daily to make sure they are ready for their debut when the weather becomes warm. Treat yourself to an at-home pedicure with a few easy steps. Soak feet in warm water for at least five minutes to soften calluses. Use a pumice or foot stone to gently exfoliate. Trim nails and then smooth with an emery board to achieve round nail edges. Pick a pretty polish to finish. Visit for more tips on rejuvenating your skin for spring.

Dressing & feeling more confident

(BPT) - A variety of factors play into a confident appearance, but many women are unaware of simple ways they can come across as more poised and self-assured every day. Bobbie Thomas, national style expert and author of The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow, shares her advice on quick and easy ways to look and feel more confident. Get in touch with your personal style: Pull the inside out. This is the key to self-expression and the definition of true style. To do this, women should ask themselves, "What do I want to say? Attract? And what is the most important thing I want others to know about me?" Then, take an honest look in the mirror and make sure their reflections match that message. Lastly, women need to invest in themselves - learn their best colors, most flattering cuts for their body types, and then take the time to edit their closets according to their goals. Consider your body language: Women's confidence comes from within, but it is just as important to be conscious of messages communicated nonverbally, as they are important to other people's perceptions. A woman's body language speaks louder than words and says a lot about her comfort and core confidence. What can make a huge difference? Focusing on posture and standing tall, making eye contact when speaking to people and even smiling can communicate confidence. Stretching every morning or practicing yoga are also great ways for women to learn how

to balance and improve the way they carry themselves. Plus, not only does good posture help with exuding strong self-confidence, it can also contribute to overall health and even make your clothes look their best. Pay attention to the details: Most women have mastered their everyday beauty routines, but often neglect caring for their armpit skin. Underarms require the same attention as the rest of the body and can make a major difference in the way women feel when wearing sleeveless attire. The Dove PitiCure will help women give their armpits the care they need in three simple steps. First, exfoliate the area with a gentle exfoliating wipe to draw out impurities in the skin. Second, use warm water to rinse the area clean and pat dry with a soft towel. Finally, I recommend using New Dove Advanced Care to moisturize the skin because it is the only Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant formulated with NutriumMoisture and is proven to make underarm skin softer and smoother in just three days. Plus, women can expect 48-hour odor and wetness protection for long-lasting freshness. As simple as it may seem, underarm care can have a significant impact on a woman's style choices. With one less thing to worry about, she is more likely to feel strong, powerful and self-assured in her own skin, which will cascade throughout all aspects of her life. Visit for more information on New Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant with NutriumMoisture.

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The Senate did not meet this week, and the House met once briefly, passing two non-controversial bills. Therefore, this report contains several recently introduced bills of interest. • Senate Bill 896: Increase speed limits Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R), to increase the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on rural freeways, 70 mph on urban freeways, 65 mph on state highways, 60 mph on county roads, 55 mph on unpaved (gravel) roads except in Oakland and Wayne counties, where it would be 45 mph. The limit for trucks would be 70 mph on all freeways (vs. 60 mph under current law). The limit on unposted residential subdivision and traditional downtown business district streets would remain at 25 mph. Speed limits on city streets outside subdivisions could only be set according to the table of driveway frequency, or based on a speed study. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 5284: Give contractor licensure board more discretion to deny license Introduced by Rep. Marilyn Lane (D), to give the board of political appointees authorized to establish standards for allowing a person to get a state license to earn a living as a residential builder or renovation contractor sole discretion in choosing whether to allow a particular individual to get a license. Reported from committee, pending before the full House. • House Bill 5287: Create government “progress board” Introduced by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D), to create a state government “progress board” to hold public hearings and “develop an initial strategy that addresses the economic, social, cultural, environmental, and other needs and aspirations of the people of this state,” including education, “workforce development,” “public and private cooperation,” infrastructure, taxes and spending, and “quality of life.” The board would also create a “series of goals for Michigan’s progress for 20 years . . . (including) measurable indicators of success.” Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

Rep. Greg MacMaster Office Hours

Residents of Otsego, Antrim and Charlevoix counties can meet with state Rep. Greg MacMaster for face-to-face talks at April district office hours. “I welcome hearing from people any time, but with everyone’s busy schedule it can sometimes be difficult to connect,” said MacMaster, R-Kewadin. “Having local office hours makes getting in touch simpler, so I encourage everyone to stop by and let me know what they are thinking about our state government.” The lawmaker’s meeting schedule throughout the district is: Monday, April 21 • Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce, 109 Mason St. in Charlevoix, from 9 to 10 a.m. • Elk Rapids Village Building, 315 Bridge St. in Elk Rapids, from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 • Gaylord City Building, 305 E. Main in Gaylord, from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24 • Oscoda County Library, 430 W. 8th St. in Mio, from 11 a.m. to noon • Montmorency County Library, 2851 Kneeland St. in Lewiston, from 1 to 2 p.m. Residents unable to meet MacMaster during office hours can contact the representative toll free at (877) 5364105; by e-mail, gregmacmaster@; by mail, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, Michigan 48933; or through his website at

State & Region • House Bill 5320: Impose licensure on home inspectors Introduced by Rep. Bradford Jacobsen (R), to impose licensure, fees, “apprentice” requirements, government regulation, entrance exams, and more on home inspection services. The bill would create a Michigan Home Inspectors Board that includes incumbent providers to establish requirements on new entrants, and would establish regulations on home inspector training, contracts, operations, disclosures, and more. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 5336: Assert no federal jurisdiction over food not sold across state lines Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R), to establish that the producers and production facilities of food that is produced in and remains in this state are not subject to federal regulations. The bill would prohibit agents of the federal government from trying to enforce federal regulations on food meeting these criteria, subject to penalties of up to 180 days in jail. It asserts the state has a 10th amendment right to assert and enforce this exemption. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 5344: Elect U.S. presidents by a national popular vote Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R), to enter into an interstate compact to elect U.S. presidents by a national popular vote. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 5366: Address “digital property” of deceased or incompetent individuals Introduced by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R), to authorize the court-appointed conservator of an individual who is no longer legally competent to exercise control and rights related to the person’s “digital property,” which could include social media accounts (like Facebook) and much more. The bill is part of a legislative package to address what happens when a person dies or becomes legally incompetent to his or her social media accounts, online “transactional service” accounts, online forms and applications, online terms-of-service agreements, and other forms of “digital property.” The bills would afford the person’s representative access and authority to use usernames, passwords, etc. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • Senate Bill 857 and House Bill 5405: Heroin overdose treatment package Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) and Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) respectively, to establish that a person who in good faith believes that another individual is suffering a heroin or opioid related overdose and who administers an “opioid antagonist” (such as Naloxone) is not liable in a civil lawsuit for damages. Other bills in the package extend similar immunity to pharmacists and doctors. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • Senate Bill 868: Increase handicap parking violation fines Introduced by Sen. Jim Ananich (D), to increase the minimum and maximum fines for illegally parking in a handicap parking place from $100 and $250, to $200 and $500 respectively. The bill would also authorize posting these amounts on the “handicap parking” signs. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • Senate Bill 870: Authorize local drop-off recycling bin regulations and permit mandates Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R), to allow local governments to impose a permit mandate on closed recycling bins placed to collect used clothes, shoes, books, etc. (“textile recycling bins”), which would include bins placed by sec-

ond hand shops and institutions. Permit-applicants would have to pay annual fees and meet specified registration and location requirements. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • Senate Bill 872: Reduce regulatory obstacles to developing stampsand property Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R), to establish that property where “stamp sands” have been deposited is not subject to state environmental law restrictions unless the sands contain hazardous substances that exceed the allowable levels for unrestricted residential use. “Stamp sands” are finely grained crushed rock resulting from copper ore processing and are not uncommon in the Keweenaw region. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • Senate Bill 884: Allow union certification without secret ballot (“card check”) Introduced by Sen. Jim Ananich (D), to allow unions to gain certification to represent a group of employees through a “card check” method in which union representatives get at least half the workers to sign a card saying they want the union, with no opportunity to vote in a secret ballot. The bill would also authorize binding arbitration if no contract is reached after 90 days of collective bargaining, with government-appointed mediators empowered to impose a settlement. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • Senate Bill 896: Increase speed limits Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R), to increase the normal speed limit to 80 miles per hour on rural freeways, 70 mph on urban freeways, 65 mph on state highways, 60 mph on county roads, 55 mph on unpaved (gravel) roads except in Oakland and Wayne counties, where it would be 45 mph. These limits could fall or rise based on studies of observed traffic speed. The limit for trucks would be 70 mph on all freeways (vs. 60 mph under current law). The limit on unposted residential subdivision and traditional downtown business district streets would remain at 25 mph. Speed limits on city streets outside subdivisions could only be set according to the table of driveway frequency, or based on a speed study. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 5175: Permit non-husband-and-wife joint tax filing Introduced by Rep. Sam Singh (D), to establish that individuals who file a joint federal income tax return may also file a joint state income tax return, even if they are not husband and wife. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 5184: Repeal limit on electric utility competition Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R), to essentially repeal the core provisions of the 2008 law that limited electric utility competition to 10 percent of the commercial customers in large utilities’ service areas, and revise regulated utility rate-setting rules to accommodate this expansion of consumer choice. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 5212: Require conviction for drug defendant property forfeiture Introduced by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D), to establish that property seized from a defendant in an illegal drug prosecution is not subject to forfeiture unless the individual is actually convicted. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. House Bill 5250: Mandate criminal asset forfeiture disclosures Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R), to require law enforcement agencies to file monthly reports on number of criminal asset forfeiture proceedings concluded, pending or “negotiated.” The bill would also

• House Bill 5279: Let less creditworthy municipalities incur “pension obligation bond” debt Introduced by Rep. Ben Glardon (R), to revise a 2012 law that lets municipalities borrow money to cover unfunded pension liabilities if this is done as part of a plan to close a traditional “defined benefit” pension system to new employees (who usually get 401k contributions instead). The bill would allow local governments with significantly lower credit-worthiness ratings incur this additional debt. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

require the reports to disclose for each property seizure the alleged violation; the date the property was seized; whether any person was charged or convicted; a description of the property; its value; whether there was a plea or other agreement; the property’s final disposition; whether the seizure was based on arrangements with federal, state or local agencies (“adoptive” seizure); details of the costs and expenses associated with the seizure and more. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 5275: Give brewers and wineries tax break for Michigan ingredients Introduced by Rep. Douglas Geiss (D), to give wine makers, brewers, micro brewers, and brewpubs a per-gallon credit against the state beer or wine tax if a specified proportion of their products’ ingredients are grown in Michigan. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

SOURCE:, a free, nonpartisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting

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Obituary lois joy dexter tattoos sinful? Lois Joy Dexter Died April 15, 2014

TRAVERSE CITY- Lois Joy Dexter, 87, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Bortz Health Care. Lois was born on May 25, 1926, in Detroit, to the late Dale and Dorothy (Joy) Liscum. She was married to William Dexter, the love of her life, on November 25, 1946. Bill passed away on January 17, 1996, the year they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Lois is survived by a daughter, Linda Dexter Koenig (Florida), a son, Robert Dexter (Oregon), a son-in-law, Richard Fahoome, nine grandchildren (Capella, Dale, Walter, Chris, Raymond, Karyn, Rachel, Eve, and Hannah), many greatgrandchildren, and two nieces, Nancy and Mary. Lois was preceded in death by a daughter, Dr. Gail Fahoome, and a sister, Marian Harper.

LOIS JOY DEXTER Lois spent practically every summer in Boyne City on Lake Charlevoix where her parents owned and rented cottages. This is where she met “Billy” Dexter. They enjoyed boating, water skiing, snowmobiling , golfing, flying (she soloed), and traveling. She has been to Greece, Russia,

Australia and New Zealand. Her favorite place though was her cabin in Boyne City with lots of friends and family around her and spending countless evenings playing cards. She made friends where ever she went and will be missed by many. In accordance with Lois’ wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Lois’ family would like to thank all her friends and the caregivers at Bortz and Hope Village. She loved you all. A special thank you goes out to Gary Hicks. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Boyne City Public Library. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Lois’ family at The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Boyne Area Worship Opportunities Catholic Community The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality during the 2nd week of Easter Activities during the week April 27th include: The Love that Satisfies: Speaker Matt Fradd is coming to Petoskey. All-Area Youth Event with Chastity Speaker Matt Fradd will be held on Sunday, April 27th at 6:30 pm at the Petoskey Middle School Auditorium. “THE LOVE THAT SATISFIES” Youth Event is a free admission and open to all students grades 8-12. Save the date for this excellent and inspiring teen presentation! Matt Fradd is an Apologist and Chastity Speaker from Catholic Answers and is Australian by birth and Catholic by choice. After experiencing a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome 2000, Matt committed himself to inviting others to know Jesus Christ and the Church He founded. As a missionary in Canada and Ireland, Matt proclaimed the Gospel to over ten thousand teens and young adults. Matt has also served the Church through full time ministry in Australia, Ireland, Canada and Texas. Matt has been seen or heard on BBC, EWTN, The Irish Morning Show, and Catholic Answers Live, where he has shared his personal story of sin, redemption, and healing to people all over the world. For more information regarding “THE LOVE THAT SATISFIES” Youth Event, contact your parish minister or email Hosted by JP II Youth Ministry of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Petoskey. THEOLOGY ON TAP: The Diocese of Gaylord is planning some evenings specifically geared for Young Adults. The first gathering of a diocesan sponsored “Theology on Tap” will take place at 4:00 pm on April 27th at Northern Lights Recreational Center in Harbor Springs. Father Don Geyman will offer insights on the topic, “Be Not Afraid: John Paul II, the Man Who Changed the World”. There will be bowling, putt-putt golf and time to socialize. Food for Body and Soul and “on-tap” for the evening. The date and location for the inaugural Theology on Tap was chosen specifically to coincide with the date of the presentation by Matt Fradd for young adults in Petoskey. Participants are expected to pay for their own “adult beverages”, bu the rest if FREE to those in attendance. Cooking with the Bible: Sacramental Preparation will be held at 5:30 pm at St. Matthew’s. All members of the faith community are invited to attend. 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.

Blood Drive: Monday, April 28th at St. Matthew’s from noon until 6:45 pm. If you would like to sign up to help with anything please check the sheet in the gathering space or call the office at 231-582-7718. Mass Schedule: Wednesday, April 23rd at 8:00 am at St. Augustine’s Friday, April 25th at 8:00 am at St. Matthew’s. Communion Service at Grandvue at noon Communion Service at The Brook at 2:00 pm Church of the nativity Nativity’s Holy week activities include a Hand/Foot washing service on Maundy Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. The Good Friday service will begin at 12 noon. The joyous Easter Eucharist service will begin at 10 a.m. No coffee hour will be held on Easter Sunday. EJ Community Church On Sunday, April 27, the sermon will be “Go – and be a Godly Example” given by Pastor Jeff Ellis from Acts 20:13-38. 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. Haiti trip applications are due today. On Tuesday, April 29, the Ladies Bible study will begin at 6:15 PM at the church. The study will be “The Law of Love” by Beth Moore. For more information, contact Nancy at 536-3444. The Starting Point #2 class will meet at the Gibbert home at 6:30 PM. On Wednesday, April 30, there will be a Men’s Breakfast at Darlene’s Restaurant starting at 7 AM. 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 information 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 231-582-9776. 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 Thursday, April 24, the Cozy Quilters will meet at 9 AM in room 101. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. On Friday, April 25, the youth going to the Believe Conference will leave the church at 3 PM. On Sunday, April 27, the sermon will be “Go – Even When You Are Misunderstood” from Acts 21-22 given by Pastor Jason Richey. Service times are 9 and 10:45 AM. Infant and toddler care is provided at both services. Children and Adult classes are 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. Haiti trip applications are due back today. On Tuesday, April 29, the Ladies Bible Study will start at 9:15 AM in the discipleship house. On Wednesday, April 30, the family meal and classes will start at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. The church office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursday, it is open from 9 to noon. If you have any questions, please call 535-2288 or visit our website at

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Can I as a Christian get a tattoo? I don’t personally have any, but have plenty of friends who enjoy them. Some get the name of a best friend, lover or spouse. Others get cartoon characters, animals, and symbols. Devout Christians have sometimes chosen to get a cross or their favorite verse from the Bible. But are they living in sin? Because the body is a temple, right? Well, commonly, many of the staunch anti-tattoo types turn to Leviticus 19:28 and feel that their case is made. “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.” Yikes, that’s pretty simple when you look at it, but it really isn’t, because like so many Bible verses, it is taken out of context. Throughout most of Leviticus 19, God is setting very specific boundaries. You see, the Israelites were bordered by Pagan tribes who had a variety of personal habits, and God wanted it to be perfectly clear to his people that he didn’t want them to be like the Pagans. And so, they were given commands specifically to set them apart from the Pagan religious rituals. When a fellow member of their Pagan tribe died, they would cut themselves on the face, arms, nose, ear, or anywhere else the felt appropriate. With that came their tattoos, which were religious in nature and used in their rituals, which obviously, were not God’s. In other words, that verse was not intended to condemn all tattoos everywhere any more than it was to mean never shave your beard. On that note, if the passage held true about cutting your body, would millions of women with pierced ears be living in sin? So you might be saying to yourself, “How in the world am I supposed to tell? That’s complicated.” It’s not that bad, just ask yourself some basic questions. 1. Do I think it’s against God because it is, or because I don’t like it and think it’s weird? It’s interesting to me that people are so quick to jump on the practice of tattoos but nobody gives ear piercing a second thought despite them being equally seated in the same passage. Could part of this be that some find the people with tattoo sleeves going up each arm to be a little scary, and that it’s easier to condemn them rather than the business executive in her thirties with a gold post in each ear? Really though, do some soul searching and make sure that if you’re going to ask if someone is doing something wrong on religious grounds that you’re doing it for the sake of their soul and not

your sanity. 2. Is it hurting anything? A prime example is the passage about the body being a temple. One could say that any changes to the body are desecrating that temple, but how far can we push it? Doing things that are blatantly unhealthy could be seen as a desecration. For example, eating three hamburgers each day from a fast food place known for their unhealthy food and refusing to exercise isn’t good, and allowing your body to become in excess of 600 pounds isn’t saying much for God’s temple, and you are certainly hurting yourself. But is a woman who chooses to dye her hair pink committing a sin, or simply doing something you don’t like? It’d remind you that her hair, aside from irritating you and those around you, is otherwise harmless to the world at large as well as her own health and wellness. 3. Is it specifically forbidden, and is there a context to it? As with our passage on tattoos, taking it at face value, it would be clear that all tattoos are bad. But when you look at the context, that all changes. God had a specific time and a specific purpose for that command, and it takes research to understand why. 4. What is the true meaning? Again, take the tattoos. Personally, I’d be more concerned with the meaning of the tattoo than the fact that it exists to begin with. If, for example, the tattoo proudly proclaims “Hail Satan!” then I might have to agree, that’s not what God had in mind for your body. But how about the name of your friend? What about a Bible verse that gives you some hope? What about a quote from a book that gives you inspiration? A friend of mine has a quote from a book on her arm, and in times of strife, it gives her encouragement. Is that such a bad thing? Overall, I simply suggest that if you want a tattoo, pick it like you’re picking a slightly more permanent t-shirt to wear. If you wouldn’t wear a t-shirt to WalMart that says “I <3 SATAN” then you might not want it on your bicep. If you wouldn’t show a shirt to your grandma that says “Kiss Me I’m Irish” then perhaps it’s best that it remain a t-shirt only type of thing and not a permanent fixture. Use your judgement as with any life choice, pray about it if need be, and choose carefully, because I hear tattoo removal isn’t a whole lot of fun either.


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Fitness & farm fresh veggies Turn your retirement

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Tomatoes are just one of the fresh vegetables available at Coveyou’s market.

morel’s bistro to rebuild Courtesy of the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Morel's Bistro plans to rebuild brett cuper and reopen in 2015. Following is a brief update from Morel’s Bistro owners Brett and Jennifer Cuper: As some of you already know, we had a fire at the restaurant in the early hours of April 7. What the fire didn't destroy, the water did and it left us unable to salvage any of the building. The good news is that we do plan to rebuild. Unfortunately, it will take at least eight to nine months and we are looking at not reopening until the spring of 2015. We want to thank all of the people who have sent their wishes and offered to help. All of that means a lot to us. We will keep everyone updated as to our progress through newsletters, Facebook and our website. We also have another possible venture in the works and will keep all of you updated on that as well! Thank-you again for all of your well-wishes.

Like many of us, the desire to (or at least the thought of), eating healthier and exercising more this summer linger somewhere on our mental to-do list. And, like most things “good for us,” they fall into the “Easier Said Than Done” column. But, alas, Coveyou Scenic Farm Market has found a way to change all that. David and Kathy Coveyou are forging a new path that makes healthy eating and exercising practicably irresistible. They call it “Open Market.” It’s like an unlimited ski pass with all-you-can-eat access to the cafeteria—one fee, unlimited visits. But, instead of ski slopes and comfort food, you’ll enjoy allyou-can-eat non-GMO and synthetic pesticide-free produce grown right on their farm, and access to their private nature trail that winds around 300-plus acres of the family’s farm and woodlands. Shop and/or exercise as much as you want, as often as you want, at your own pace ... all the while enjoying one of Northern Michigan’s most spectacular views, Walloon Lake. After all, it is called Coveyou “Scenic” Farm Market. “It’s a whole new way of shopping and staying fit,” said David Coveyou. For a set fee, Open Market members can visit Coveyou’s Market any/every day they’re open and take home as much Coveyougrown produce as their family can eat, fresh. As a bonus, you can walk or run Coveyou’s designated nature trails to work up your appetite.

DAVE Free Financial Straight-Talk by Dave Ramsey Problems with no credit score? Dear Dave, I’m 20 years old, and I’m trying to get out of debt. However, I’m concerned about what might happen when I’m older and don’t have a credit score. My girlfriend says I won’t be able to get a job or rent an apartment without a good one. Is this true? Ian Dear Ian, No, it’s not true. I’m sure your girlfriend is a sweet person, but she has no clue what she’s talking about in this situation. In either case you can simply explain that reason you don’t have a credit score is because you have no debt. Since you don’t have any debt, you have something known as money. That makes you very stable, and it makes you a fantastic candidate as an employee or tenant. Listen to me, Ian. I’m a landlord, and if I had my choice between a

tenant with no debt and no credit score and someone with a high credit score but lots of debt, I’d take the one who has no debt in a heartbeat. Why? Because that’s the one who is most likely to pay. Besides, you already have a good credit history if you’ve paid your bills on time. Show them proof of that, if necessary. But taking on a pile of debt to have a high credit score or increase your current score is just plain stupid! —Dave No CDs for kids Dear Dave, Would it be a good idea to open CD accounts for my two small children? Abe Dear Abe, No. A CD is a Certificate of Deposit. Basically, they’re not much more than savings accounts which carry early withdrawal penalties. They earn about the same as a regular savings account, too,

An Open Market membership fee is based on the number and age of people in your household. All David and Kathy ask is that you anticipate your use in order to minimize waste. Of course, use of the nature trail is not required. For newbies on the eating healthy express, you may have heard friends and family members, more familiar with farm-fresh produce memberships, speak of joining a CSA. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which is really just a fancy way of saying, “Join and receive a weekly box of locally grown veggies, picked that morning, for one set fee.” It’s truly a better value than buying produce a la carte in the grocery store. Typically, a weekly CSA box is filled with enough in-season vegetables, free of chemical sprays and fertilizers, to feed a family of four or five. First-time members in a CSA sometimes worry about receiving much food, not liking the mix of produce provided, and/or scheduling the weekly pick-up. But, Coveyou Scenic Farm Market has fixed all that, too. By offering full- and half-size CSA portions, the quantity of food will match your needs, therefore nothing goes to waste. Each CSA option includes the chance to top off your box with the available in-season veggies you like, so those (insert your least favorite veggie here) don’t turn into a science experiment in your crisper. New this year is the “Pick-Your-Weeks” CSA membership that, from the website, allows you to choose just the weeks you’ll be in town or when you know you’ll be entertaining extra guests. For each new membership (Traditional CSA or OPEN MARKET) that lists you as the referral on their application, David and Kathy will thank you with a $50 gift certificate to be used in their market. Apply it to your own membership fee, or use it for the purchase of spring flowers, local artisan products, seasonal fruits, fall Mums, or even a Christmas tree, wreath or centerpiece. Details on these memberships can be found at or by calling the Farm House at (231) 348-1278.

which at the moment is next to nothing. There’s no reason to open them for your kids. Now, is it a good idea to save money on behalf of your children? Of course, it is. But if the idea is simply to teach and help them save money, I’d recommend simple savings accounts. If you’re talking about wanting to save money for them—like for a college fund—I’d suggest an Educational Savings Account (ESA) with good, growth stock mutual funds inside. Even if you want to put aside college savings, I’d urge you to go ahead and open regular savings accounts for each of them. We did that for our kids, and I can tell you from experience, you’ll find tons of teachable moments about saving, giving and life in general! —Dave * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He has authored four New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. His newest book, written with his daughter Rachel Cruze, is titled Smart Money Smart Kids. It releases April 22. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at

‘vision’ into reality

Retirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if you’re going to get the full benefits from your retirement years — which could last two, or even three, decades — you’ll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, you’ll need to take a “holistic” approach — one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way. To articulate and achieve your vision, ask yourself a series of questions, such as the following: •What do I want to do? When you retire, do you plan on traveling around the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? Or maybe you’re even thinking of opening a small business. Clearly, you have many options — and you’ll need to be aware that some choices are going to be more costly than others. If you can identify how you want to spend your retirement years and then put a “price tag” on your goal — or at least come up with a pretty good estimate of how much money you’ll need each year — you can then create an appropriate investment strategy. Such a strategy will include both your need for growth — during your pre-retirement and retirement years — and your need for income, especially during your retirement years. Your investment strategy will also need to be based on your risk tolerance, family situation and time horizon — how many years you

have until your retirement. •What “roadblocks” might I encounter? As you work to achieve your retirement vision, you may well encounter some “roadblocks” along the way. One significant roadblock is the amount of health care expenses you might face during retirement. Many people think Medicare will cover everything, but that’s not the case — in fact, you could easily spend a few thousand dollars each year, out of pocket, for health care costs. And since these costs typically rise as you move further into retirement, you’ll need a reasonable portion of your assets to be allocated to investments with the potential for rising income. Even beyond normal health care costs, though, you’ll need to be aware that you could eventually need some type of long-term care, such as a stay in a nursing home or assistance from a home health aide. These costs can be enormous; to cope with them, you need to prepare well ahead of time, so you may want to consult with your financial advisor for possible solutions. •How can I protect my family? Your retirement vision can’t just involve yourself, or even just yourself and your spouse. To fully enjoy your retirement years, you’ll want to know that you are helping to protect your grown children from financial and emotional burdens that could fall on them should you become incapacitated in some way. Among the steps you might consider taking is establishing a durable power of attorney, which allows you to appoint an agent to manage your financial affairs, make health care decisions or conduct other business for you during your incapacitation. Consult with your legal advisor about creating a durable power of attorney. You will find that having your retirement vision come to fruition can be a great feeling. So, do whatever it takes to make it happen. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Anthony James is pictured with Clint Eastwood on the set of “Unforgiven.” After completing his autobiography in 2009, former actor Anthony James approached several book agents. Their recommendation was unanimous: “It’s a wonderful memoir, but take your mother out of it and we’ll represent you!” James would have none of it. As much as telling the story of his rise to become one of Hollywood’s most memorable “bad guys” in the ‘70s and ‘80s, he was unwavering in his determination to also honor the woman who supported his career. “After all those years of agents and publishers wanting to ‘throw Momma from the train,’ the book has just been published by the University of Mississippi Press,” said James from his home near Boston, where he has

lived since departing Hollywood 20 years ago. (See http://www.upress. The title, “Acting My Face,” seemed appropriate to the lanky, swarthy James, who is widely recognized for playing psychopathic killers and other disturbed characters. “I have to remind people that I did play love scenes, it’s just that they were at knifepoint!” After selling all their possessions and moving from South Carolina to Hollywood in 1960, James says his widowed Greek mother, Marika Palla Anthony (1913–2008), immediately began working to support him. “She took a job as a factory steam presser while I tried to start my career,” recalled James. “Those first

years in Hollywood were difficult and scary.” With persistence, luck, and the encouragement of a devoted mother, James landed a small, but pivotal role in “In the Heat of the Night” (Best Picture Oscar, 1968), six years after arriving in Hollywood. After playing sleazy diner counterman, Ralph Henshaw, James was immediately typecast as a villain. “My mother wasn’t thrilled – she always thought of me as the heroic romantic lead – but eventually accepted it.” In “Burnt Offerings” (1976), James was memorable as a creepy chauffeur although he never uttered a word on-screen. Off-set, he was more vocal, and recalls his first encounter with costar Bette Davis. “For one scene, she was made up to appear over a hundred years old which was done in her hotel room for her convenience,” said James. “I was staying in the same hotel and met her in the lobby as she came down in character as an old woman. I said ‘It’s a pleasure to meet you Ms. Davis ….. we should probably get over to the set because it will take a long time to get your makeup on!’” Davis’s entourage froze with shock, says James. “But she got the joke. Two years later we did ‘Return from Witch Mountain,’ and during the 9 weeks of filming had all our scenes together. Director John Hough and I were the only people she would allow in her dressing room!” James worked in two Clint Eastwood westerns, and didn’t fare well at the hands of the famous cowboy.

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Anthony James is pictured in the classic movie “In The Heat of the Night” across a lunch counter from Sidney Poitier. In “High Plains Drifter” (1973) Clint shot off his ear, before extracting final retribution with a whip, and in “Unforgiven” James was blasted with a shotgun just before the credits rolled. “Unforgiven” won Best Picture Oscar in 1992, and would be James’ final acting job after nearly 100 film and TV roles. An abstract artist of many years, James retired to the East Coast where, today, he continues to paint. He published a book of art and poetry, ‘Language of the Heart,’ in 1994, and his works are sold through Renjeau Gallery ( in Natick, Mass. Bookending his acting career with a pair of Best Picture films is an accomplishment which James views modestly. “I never considered myself a celebrity, just a sometime recognizable face. I hope people will laugh out loud at some of the book’s Hollywood tales and are moved by my mother’s story.”

Cover of “Acting my Face” based on photo taken in 1983 by Alisha Tamburri. Nick Thomas teaches at Auburn University at Montgomery, Ala., and has written features, columns, and interviews for over 400 magazines and newspapers. Web site: www.getnickt. com.

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Happening now Support graduation celebration Boyne City’s Graduation Celebration Committee, previously known as BACPAC, is busy making plans for the 27th annual All-Night Graduation Celebration. This year’s party will celebrate the Boyne City High School graduating class of 2014 on Sunday, June 8, graduation night. The all-night graduation celebration provides a safe and drug-free opportunity for seniors immediately following the graduation ceremony. With help from businesses, churches, service organizations and residents, the parties have been extremely successful. All donations are welcomed and appreciated and can be mailed to the attention of Graduation Celebration Committee, BCHS, 1035 Boyne Avenue, Boyne City, MI 49712 with checks made payable to Boyne City High School. If your organization would prefer to donate a prize or gift card and would like a committee member to pick it up, contact Frank Minier at (231) 675-6507. april 23 How teens communicate April 23rd, 2014 @ 6:30pm Boyne City High School Media Center Speaker: Trooper Corey Hebner, Community Officer of the Michigan State Police Trooper Hebner will discuss with parents how teens communicate with their friends through social media, this includes underage drinking parties. Many parents struggle to keep up with the ever changing technology that is so comfortable to youth; this presentation will help parents understand how youth use social media and what some of the dangers are of today’s social media. Coffee, Desserts & Resource Table available to Parents april 24 minecraft at the libraries Boyne District Library and Charlevoix Public Library are partnering to offer youth a local Minecraft server. The CharLeBoyne Minecraft Server will be available for students grades four and up. Minecraft is a creative video game that has become very popular with young people. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes. Some have described it as a virtual and ongoing game of Legos, and note that it encourages critical thinking skills. To kick off the new server, Minecraft Mayhem will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 3:45 p.m. at both libraries. Youth will be able to register to play at that time, sign up for Minecraft accounts if necessary, and enjoy some pizza. Minecraft game play on the CharLeBoyne server will then be offered on a regular basis beginning May 7 from 3:30-5:00 every Wednesday and Thursday through June. 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 24 garden club meets The Boyne Valley Garden Club will meet 12:30 pm,Thurs., April 24 at the Boyne District Library. Spring Garden Planning will be discussed as well as the upcoming District V Conference being held at Boyne Mountain May 13. april 24 BC tree giveaway Boyne City has been awarded the designation of Tree City USA for the 10th straight year. “We commend Boyne City’s elected officials, volunteers and its citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. In observance of Arbor Day, Boyne City’s annual seedling giveaway will take place this year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday April 24 at Boyne City Hall. The city will give away Red Pine, White Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Roselow Sargent Crabapple and Butterfly Bushes. Come early for the best selection. Individuals are limited to two bundles. With continued efforts through Boyne City’s Urban Forestry and street tree programs, the city is currently taking names and address of city residents who would like to have a tree either planted, trimmed or removed from the city right-of-way at their property. For additional information about any of the tree programs offered by the city, please contact Andy

events Kovolski, Superintendent of the DPW at (231) – 582-6597. april 25 lake louise christian fish fry A Fish Fry will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4:30pm-7:30pm at the Lake Louise Christian Camp and Retreat Center located at 11037 Thumb Lake Rd, Boyne Falls. Generous donations will benefit the Boyne Valley Pantry and the scholarship program at the Lake Louise United Methodist Camp. Please call (231)549-2728 for more information. april 25 wine Cellar’fundraiserr After a long winter in Northern Michigan, you are invited to a night out to enjoy a fundraising event that supports volunteerism in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties through Char-Em United Way’s Volunteer Connections. The 4th annual Instant Wine Cellar will be Friday, April 25 from 7 to 11 p.m., at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey. The night will feature a chance to win several large collections of wine or craft beer and will include live entertainment from Northern Michigan’s own Boyne River Remedy. Entry is a bottle of wine or six-pack of craft beer. With the purchase of raffle tickets, guests have a chance to win one of several collections of wine or beer from the donated beverages. There will be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The complete silent auction can be viewed on by searching ‘instant wine cellar’ with final bidding made at the event. For more information, contact United Way at 231-487-1006 or info@, visit april 26 AUTISM FUN WALK North Country Community Mental Health will host the 3rd Annual Fun Walk for Autism Acceptance at Veterans Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26. T-Shirts are guaranteed to those who register by April 8. The walk will be approximately one-half mile in length. All individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, family, friends, and the community are invited to join together to walk in support of Autism awareness. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and on-site registration will be available the day of the walk beginning at 9 a.m., but t-shirts cannot be guaranteed. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win gift cards and special giveaways from community donors. Registration is $10 per person. For more information, contact Heather Smith at (989) 732-6295, ext 3607. april 26 father & son banquet 94th Annual East Jordan Father & Son Banquet, Saturday April 26 - 6 PM in the East Jordan High School Cafeteria. Featured Entertainment - The Amazing Yo-Master Zeemo, renowned Yo Yo and Spinning Top Trick Artist. 2014 Father of the Year Award Presentation. $10 Adults, $5 Students, preschool free. Tickets available from any EJ Rotary Member or at the door. 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. SEE THE FULL STORY ON PAGE 1 april 28 “lawless years” The Charlevoix County History Preservation Society presents “Lawless Years: The Tony Chebatoris and Jack Gracey Story”at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Bay Township Hall, 05045 Boyne City-Charlevoix Road in Horton Bay. Historian Jack Hobey tells the story of Two Detroit/Hamtramck area gangsters who stage a sensational bank robbery attempt in Midland on Sept. 29, 1937. A bystander from Bay City dies and vigilante justice claims one of the gangsters. A hurried trial and the only governmental execution in Michigan’s history claim the second. “Lawless Years” is an engaging look at this forgotten chapter of Michigan history. Jack Hobey, also author of“Lost Boys - The Beulah Home Tragedy” and “Wish you were here...The Edward Beebe Story,”is a University of Michigan and Harvard Business School graduate. In his retirement, he lives with his wife Vicki in Boyne City and continues to research and write Northern Michigan history. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be

served. Call 231-582-5326 for more information. May 3 Buff Up Boyne Annual spring clean-up sponsored by Boyne City Main Street, 9 a.m. to noon. May 3 lake Louise Fishing Tournament “Splake in the lake contest.” Registration includes lunch, dinner, awards and T-shirt. Save $10 by registering before April 25. Rules. Entry form. Website. (231-549-2728. May 15-18 mushroom festival 54th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, Veterans Park. May 16 - Morel Festival Wine & Dine gourmet dinner and wine tasting at the Beach House restaurant. Seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Details and registration. May 24 DARE run 5k/1Mile Fun Run/Walk - Sunset Park behind the Chamber, sponsored by Boyne City and East Jordan Police Departments. Register 7 a.m., run at 8 a.m. 231-582-6611. May 30 Mystery Dinner sponsored by Charlevoix Area Humane Society at Boyne Mountain. (231) 582-6774. get tickets now

Community Center benefit Tickets are now on sale for two summer benefit concerts for the Boyne Country Community Center. Organizers have announced that Paula Poundstone will be returning to the Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. They have also booked the award-winning Million Dollar Tribute from Toronto at 8 p.m. June 21. In one night you’ll hear three different tributes to The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, and Tom Jones. Every song you’ll hear was a top 10 hit when first released, and many were #1 hits. Just like last year, all reserved seat tickets are $40 each. A sellout crowd is predicted so invite some friends and buy your tickets early. If your plans change, tickets can be returned for a full refund up to 48 hours before the show. You can buy tickets by visiting or calling Boyne City Ace Hardware, (231) 582-6532. Now free tax help-charlevoix 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. For those who would like more assistance, a certified tax preparation volunteer will be available to answer questions by phoning (800) 632-7334. now

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Student of the Week Boyne City Public Schools

NAME: Travis Porter PARENT NAME: RuthAnn and Jeff Porter GRADE: 12 SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Tennis Golf Hospitality HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Frisbee Cooking Television Driving Riding Swimming Hanging out with fun and interesting people FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “I plan on attending a culinary school with the hope of working at a fine dining restaurant on the east coast.” STAFF COMMENTS: “Travis has proven himself in Hospitality. He has competed in two major culinary events and is developing some nice leadership qualities. Congratulations Travis.” – Dennis Crissman, Hospitality Teacher “Travis shows leadership on group assignments and has excellent public speaking skills.” – John Hertel, English Teacher “Travis is a nice, talented, intelligent young man. I have really enjoyed having him in my class. I will miss you next year, Diego! Congratulations!” – Amy Hertel, Spanish Teacher

Student of the Week Boyne Falls Public School

Student Name: Margo Shuman Grade: 4th What do you want to be when you grow up?: I want to be an artist who does sculpture and painting. Favorite Book: Magic Tree House: Sunset of the Sabertooth Hobbies and Interests: I like painting and drawing and playing Gauntlet and Twisted Metal. School Activities: Crooked Tree Strings program Staff Comments: My student, Margo Shuman, deserves to be recognized as Student of the Week for so many reasons. Margo is responsible with her homework, kind to everyone, and so helpful in the classroom. Margo gives me frequent reminders about proper procedures for class routines and helps keep me on schedule for every subject. We are never late when Margo is school. But there is a less serious side to Margo too. She has a great sense of humor and her taste in music is not your typical 4th grade girl’s…no Justin Bieber for her. Most people with an iPod play list like Margo’s have long hair, leather jackets, and black eyeliner. Sometimes I joke that Margo could be my secretary, but the truth of the matter is that if I was ever absent and the sub didn’t show, I have no doubt that Margo Shuman could take over the class and maybe do it just as well. Keep it up, Margo!


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world enrichment from a poor source

Tell me why this is: Looking up “Detroit” on Google Images, you’ll be hardpressed to find anything rem o t e l y kevin lange pleasant. ‘Game on!’ It focuses in on the poverty, the smog, the gray filter of the city. Is it the fact that they have the most poverty out of all 250,000plus populated cities in America? Or that they’re the second- most dangerous city in the country? And that only about a third of the ambulances are running? Is it because they’re $20 billion in debt? In 1950, there were 296,000 manufacturing jobs in Detroit. Today, there are less than 27,000. The city of Detroit has had one of the worst high school graduation rates in the country the past decade, at one point even hovering around 21 percent. We get it—economically, Detroit has been a mess, and the failure has rubbed on so many other things. And even with all of that, it still has Michigan weather in the jaw-chattering, lukewarm, frozen-over, then re-microwaved months of spring, which change like Taylor Swift’s love life. What is portrayed does not always give recognition or do justice to the gems of success that have helped brighten and fabricate a city that takes Detroitmade truckloads of pride in their success. They heavily embody the blue-collar dedication to labor and pushing through tough times—in the city’s case, economically. This past week, ESPN launched its newest “30 for 30” film, a documentary of the Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boys” era from the late 1980s to early 1990s. The founder of “30 for 30,” Bill Simmons, subsequently planned his prestigious Grantland website, a partner with, to devote the entire week to the city of Detroit. Oh, but this isn’t just any barely-beating heart of gloomy perception that their most recent presence in America has been a terribly sorrow failure. ESPN and Grantland were willing to take it a step further than Google Images. Further into the past, yes, but more importantly, further into the roots of what this city has brought the world: I. Hockeytown Home to the Red Wings, arguably the most successful franchise in the history of professional sports, Detroit can celebrate their NHLleading streak of 23 consecutive postseason appearances. In the first round this week, they’re currently looking to carry on the momentum from their impressive 4-2 regular season record against last year’s Stanley Cup finalist Boston Bruins. The Red Wings are looking to capture their 12th Stanley Cup victory this spring, which, give or take, is comfortably third in the NHL history books. Detroit needs to celebrate that. II. The laughing-stock Lions

Ironically, right below the Wings, the Lions are arguably the least successful franchise in the history of professional sports. Despite their shaky history and inability to hold onto solid leads even to this day, the franchise has come a long way. The fans have stayed loyal through the 0-16, the gradual build, as they still pack Ford Field every Sunday for a team known league-wide to be a scary group to watch out for when fully healthy—and with, for once, maybe the right coaching calls from the sideline this year. Detroit needs to celebrate that. III. The notoriously iconic Bad Boys The “30 for 30” film said it all, for those who haven’t seen it yet. In an era

of basketball i n which the focusing spotlight was dominated by the Lakers, Celtics, and the emergence of Michael Jordan, the Pistons put together a team revolving around blue-collar defensive presence, gritty aggression, and laborious execution in their stretch of three straight Finals appearances, including back to back championships (1989 and 1990) and a healthy Isiah Thomas ankle away from three (1988). They revolutionized the game of basketball and the way the Pistons franchise was perceived from them on. Detroit needs to celebrate that. IV. The Tigers They’re home to the best baseball player in the world, Miguel Cabrera, who also happens to now be the highest paid player in the history of professional sports (10-year, $292 million). They’re home to the best (and probably the only) pitching ace duo in the MLB in Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, and they didn’t even have the best ERA on the team last year! The Tigers are underway for another successful summer in hopes of reaching a fourth straight ALCS appearance, at the very least. Detroit needs to celebrate that. V. Stevie Wonder Defying all odds, the blind Wonder has been known across the world as an inspiration to aspiring musical artists of all kinds. Wowing everyone with his broad range—singing, keyboards, harmonica, drums, bass guitar, congas, bongos, and keytar—Wonder has represented Detroit perhaps like no other, not to mention at a time amidst the tight racial tension of the 1960s. And what better way to represent than be with the record company, “Motown”? Detroit needs to celebrate that. VI. Henry Ford The God of Cars, Ford put his city on the map as the globally-known kingdom of the automobile industry. If it wasn’t for the production of cars provided straight from Motown, who knows how much

Boyne bests EJ in soccer 1-0

The Boyne City High School Varsity Soccer Team defeated East Jordan in competition on April 17. Boyne is now 1-1-0 overall and 1-1 in the Lake Michigan Conference. “Boyne evened its record with an overtime win at East Jordan,” said Ramblers coach Nickola Baic.

“Ashlyn Kartes scored with three minutes left in the second overtime for the game winner.” Veronica Sosa got the assist. Hannah Sterling and Mallery Karaszewski combined for the shutout in goal. The final score was East Jordan 0, Boyne City 1.

longer our society would’ve had to wait for a substantial way of transportation. Detroit needs to celebrate that. VII. Eminem Regarded, speculated, and argued to be the most successful rapper of all time, this Detroit native has put together a career that every listener—and even non-listeners—can affiliate with his hometown. With 172 million albums sold worldwide, Eminem is the best-selling hip-hop artist of alltime and the best-selling musical artist of the 2000s. Detroit needs to celebrate that. The gems of success Detroit has given its people, America, and the world are what makes Motown Motown, Hockeytown Hockeytown, Rock City Rock City, and, ultimately, Detroit Detroit. As Grantland put it, “Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the ‘80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity.” This is the depiction that too often goes unnoticed. Delving deeper into Detroit’s depths, acknowledging what it has given America—and the world, really—helps dismiss that idea of overlooking the dose of appreciation it truly deserves.

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Brayden Bieber (above) searches out a plastic egg at the annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Young State Park. Luke Baker (below) proudly holds a squirrel feeder he won.

3,040 People in the Char-Em United Way service area Saved $363,175 on Medication Char-Em United Way Worldwide and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership recently announced a new, 10-year, national partnership. Through a national education campaign and the distribution of free prescription savings cards, FamilyWize and United Way are on a mission to help millions of individuals and families get the medicines they need, and ultimately ensure that everyone has access to affordable prescription medications. The goal: to deliver $1 billion in prescription savings. Locally, 3,040 people have already been directly helped by this program. “We are proud to join forces with FamilyWize to help protect the health and well-being of our community,” said Lorraine Manary, Executive Director. “The consequences of skipping medications can be devastating from disease progression to large medical bills and bankruptcy, which is why making prescriptions affordable and accessible for families is a top priority for United Way.” As the only prescription assistance service of its kind to pass 100% of its savings directly to its members, FamilyWize brings together millions of uninsured and underinsured individuals and families into one umbrella-buying group to offer savings. The average discount is 40% and is sometimes as much as 75% or more, similar to what pharmacies give the largest insurance companies and employers. The FamilyWize prescription card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. More info at

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Don’t miss the Concord Academy Boyne production of “The Wizard of Oz,” which opens on Wednesday April 30.

CAB off to see the wizard

Concord Academy Boyne is pleased to announce their spring musical: “The Wizard of OZ.” This is the 75th anniversary of the MGM studios movie and we are happy to celebrate this special event by performing this musical for the public. Dorothy, played by Bethany Priest, lives in Kansas. During a tornado, she is transported to the Land of Oz where her house kills the Wicked Witch of the East much to the delight of the Munchkins. They help Dorothy get started on the yellow brick that leads to Oz. On her way she meets 3 new friends; Scarecrow (Josiah Schmidt), Tinman (Joshua Meicher), and the Lion (Noah Jergenson) who accompany her on a quest to find the wizard (Michael Balch) who resides in the city of OZ. He alone can help Dorothy get home; the Scarecrow get a brain; the Tinman have a heart; and the Cowardly Lion find some courage. The Wicked Witch of the West (Hannah Gerrie) is determined to stop Dorothy and steal her magic red slippers. Through the fields of poppies which lull you to sleep, danced to exhaustion by the Jitterbug (Hannah Irwin) and ghost dancers, and attacked by the flying

monkeys and the Winkies, Dorothy and friends are aided by Glinda , the beautiful Witch of the North, (Rachel Van Hoesen). The cast of 43 high school drama students and 8 elementary children showcase over 95 characters. The cast has been in rehearsal and designing sets and costumes since January. It is the largest cast that Concord has had in recent years. The songs from “the Wizard of OZ”: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “If I Only Had a Brain”, “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”, “If I Were the King of the Forest” and many more will bring back all the delightful times families have gathered around to watch this traditional musical. This is a family show and is suitable for school age children. The show opens on Wednesday, April 30th with an afternoon matinee at 12:30. May 1st through the 3rd are evening shows at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now at $5 for general admission and $10 for reserved. The performances will be held at Concord Academy Boyne which is located on Dietz road between Boyne City and Boyne Falls. Call 582-0194 for ticket information.

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