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man on the street PG. 4 taxpayers save pg 5

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not that kind of geek PG. 9 Look famiLiar? pg 13

No. 125 3, IssueCounty 21 • Seek Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 the Serve Citizens Serving topics of interest to allVolume of Charlevoix • No. 189 - Vol.Truth, 4 - Issue 33 • ‘Seekthe the Truth, Serve the•Citizens’ • Wednesday April 10, 2013

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sEREniTy Chefs Challenge Essentials fundraiser Fri., Benjamin gohs editor Sat. associate April 12, 13

Training for the worst photo by cinda shumaker Law enforcement officers from around Charlevoix County participated Elks snub Ramblers in exercises, Thursday April 4 in Boyne City, to help prepare them in photo by chris faulknor

the event of a shooting Richard Gallant theupCharBoyne City Rambler Keeganincident. Lablance,Deputy #33, defies gravity as he of goes for a levoix County pictured utilizes a pie technique to shot against Elk Sheriff's Rapids lastOffice, Tuesday Jan., Elk Rapids beat Boyne City 61-54. check a hallway before advancing the team. MORE ON PAGE 5

Citizens, business owners and megan wilson community leaders gathered on contributing Thursday Jan. 12, to writer discuss the overall goals they would like to It’s time again to give your taste see achieved over the next couple buds a thrill at the sixth annual of years in Boyne City. Chef’s Challenge culinary chalBoyne City Manager Michael lenge and fundraiser at the Boyne Cain opened the event with a runMountain Civic Center. down of the previous goal-setting The Chef’s Challenge—Friday session from a couple years ago April 12 and Saturday April 13— and what type, if any, progress is a culinary event for the entire has been made on those goals. family, offering demonstrations “I look around with what I see and seminars throughout the day as balanced growth – it hasn’t all on Saturday, as well as the comhappened in one sector,” he said petitions. of the highest priority, which was “Last year we raised $12,000, job creation and retention. “Overmostly from ticket sales and pri-

vate donations,” said Mike Hurchick, Challenge Mountain Program Director all, with what’s going on with the Chefs Challenge created economy, I think was we did fairlyin 2008 by the late Joe Breidenstein well with that.” who said worked diligently promote Cain a number of to new busiMichigan’s spring tourism indusnesses have stayed, with several try, an advocacyplanning which includes more businesses to open a key role in designating inplaying the near future. the Dilworth last week Hotel of April The wasasa “Springtop pritime and Splendor Week.” ority Cain said a lot of progThe has money event ress beenraised made,from but the there is is used to pay for day camps and much work yet to be done. adaptive forproperty, disabled The Boyneequipment Beach Club children. Cain said, has seen minor prog“Weand have Summer and Winress so both too has broadband acter sport day camps,” Hurchick cess. said.DDA “There different The planare has many been renewed opportunities that weCain can said, give and extended which, these children.” helped set the tone for positive

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Grant check Walloon Rocket man comes home property rights feud Inside checks out

the law Concern caused by confusion over Benjamin Gohs News Editor $1,700 grant fee

How long Benjamin gohs has the associate editor county had a subCharlevoix County Commissioners s t a t i oover n? a dubious How many $1,700 check for d e pgrant-writuties ing are onservices paidentified durtrol at one ing the Jan. W. Don Schneider time? Who11, regular paid board for meeting can the new police cruiser? rest easy. Charlevoix County Sheriff W. Severalthose of the Don Schneider answered commissionquestions more when he was CHERiE and BRoWE ers were taken the guest speaker at the Boyne aback when Valley Lions Club on theyWednesdiscovday April 3—during he ered Charlevoix Countywhich Clerk Cherie gave attendees of the weekly Browe had been paid $1,700 for her luncheon insight on police work on some securing a nearly $48,000 remonumentation grant in late 2011, sheriff cont. pgCounty 14 but according to Charlevoix Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he who allocated the funding to Browe as is allowed under Michigan State law. Our kitchen “There is no question I did that,” he needs interview on Frisaid in a telephone day Jan. 13. “She didn’t even know updating. what was going on with that particular item.” That may explain Browe’s apparent confusion over why she was paid the money when questioned by commissioners during the meeting. “As far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t usual and so I asked questions about it,” said Charlevoix County Commissioner Shirlene Tripp (R-District 1), following the meeting, who initially questioned the check which was listed in the county agenda packet. “In Northern Michigan it just seems like we have an awful lot of embezzling going on – the month FDIC before,Member I questioned why so many checks were going to Charter.” She added, “I really didn’t mean to hang her (Browe) out to dry. I have no doubt it will be straightened out.”

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Buy a piece of property andWellit’s Boyne’s own extreme skier Ty yours to be doback with as you please, man will in Northern Michigan forAs a high-flying competition at right? court cases across the the end ofhave this month. country shown, it’s not alWellman, who hasasbeen ways as simple whoskiing holdssince the he was yearsofold, is excited to see deed on11 a plot land. his friends, family and compete at Most recently, a group of Walone of the hills where he spent so loon Lake residents has formed the many hoursPreserve practicing. non-profit the Path Inc. to “We’re excited to be able toproperty see him fight one local waterfront compete because we’re not able to owner’s attempt at keeping strangtravel all that much to watch him,” ers off his land. said Ty’s dad Jeff Wellman. “Plaintiff (Preserve the Path) Those looking to support Ty willwas be formed for the purpose of able to spot him by the pinkpromotbandaning and preserving Lake as he wears in honorWalloon of his mother riparian use and enjoywho hasowners’ been fighting stage-four ment a right-of-way that transbreastof cancer for several years. verses approximately 112 atprivate “I’ve only competed once Gayproperties lord, but I didalong train a the lot onnortheast the halfshoreline Walloon Lake,” Prepipe at theofOtsego Club,” Ty said. “I’m feeling a little confident just serve the Path attorneys Schraw because of the home-field advan& Associates and Sondee, Racine tage.”Doren, PLC stated in their and The 2012 USSA late-March CircuitRevolution Court filing.Tour will be in Gaylord Jan.Ste30 Defending against thefrom suit are phen and Molly Kircher of WalpG. 9may loon»wellman, Lake. Stephen Kircher best be known as the son of the founder of Boyne Resorts and is its current President of Eastern Operations. According to the filing, the Kirch-

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Pictured is the shoreline of Walloon Lake where a property rights dispute over a trail easement has been developing. ers own improved land on the and egress,” it is stated in the filnortheast shoreline of Walloon ing. “The right-of-way is approxiLake that is transversed by the mately three miles long running right-of-way in question. along the lakeshore from the Vil“Plaintiff reasonably believes that lage of Walloon Lake to what courtesy photois the right-of-way running along commonly referred to as ‘The NarTy Wellman is pictured upside down as he pulls a trick. the northeast shoreline has been rows’ on the northeast arm of Walin existence for approximately loon Lake.” 100 years, predating North Shore The suit alleges that the portion of Road, which now services the properties for purposes of ingress walloon cont. pg 5 megan wilson contriButing writer

Remembering the Generals

Bowling alley to reopen Bowling alley will feature 16 lanes, food and a bar megan wilson contributing writer The feel of the shoes, the crash of the pins … bowling is coming back to Boyne. The currently dormant bowling photo by chris fauLknor alley in town will become the allnew BC Lanes, a current workKelts show off an old Horton Bay genChristopher Fair (right) and Jeffre

erals jersey from their playing days decades ago. bowling cont. pg 4

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

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What do you crave? City, public & Kirtland Check out the special deals, meals and discuss noise andCharlevevents at some of your favorite oix County area restaurants. at other complaints SEE PAGE 16 FOR MORE public hearing Benjamin gohs associate editor The Boyne City Commission reviewed the status of complaints relating to the Kirtland Products wood pellet manufacturing facility during The great debate: to the regular Tuesday Jan. 10, meeting.gun or not to gun? Resident Faulknor and Boyne Cityknow-it-alls Planning Chris Director Scott Benjamin Gohs go gat-to-gat in an atMcPherson gave commissioners tempt to solve all the world’s problems an overview of the situation beforein this week’s ‘Dueling Opinions.’ audience members spoke for and against the company. SEE PAGE 2 FOR MORE “Since the start of production of Kirtland Products we have had complaints about the operation,” he said. “While most of the complaints we have had in regards to noise there have also been concerns raised about odors and dust. In the Boyne City Zoning Ordinance the performance standards 21.78 addresses noise, odor, dust – similar types of nuisances. In addition the city also has a noise ordinance which specifically addresses motors, fans, dryers, similar mechanisms, similar to what Kirtland has at their facility.” McPherson added, “It does seem pretty clear that they are in violation of that ordinance.” McPherson said the city has been in Murder? contact with Kirtland to ensure they does say about killing? are What aware of the theBible issues. “To their creditSEE they have seemed PAGE 11 FOR MORE to be proactive and sincere in their efforts to resolve these issues. However, the impact is ongoing and it is unacceptable at certain levels and it does need to be remedied as soon as possible,” McPherson said. “If they do continue to violate the ordinances the city does have the ability to issue civil infractions or to request enforcement orders.” Representatives from Kirtland Products were in attendance. Audience members were instructed County Sports Digest to keep theironcomments five minThe latest Charlevoix to County graduutesates or in fewer. their collegiate sports endeavors. “We are aware of the complaints and see page 15 for more

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The ins and outs of gun control Praise the Buddha and pass the ammunition

Should I have a right to carry a pistol? How about a grenade launcher? An AK-47? A hunting rifle? If so (or if not) then what laws chris faulknor should be ‘two cents’ in place and what restrictions should exist in order for me to own, carry, and use these weapons? That is the question. Advocates of gun freedom argue that criminals will always be able to find a way to get guns, so restricting use by law abiding citizens leaves them with no way to defend themselves. They also argue that the 2nd Amendment protects their right to bear arms, and even that banning guns will create a black market. They look at violent shootings and say, “If only one of those (teachers, security staff, regular citizens) had been carrying a gun, this wouldn’t have gone so far.” Advocates of gun control, on the other hand, believe that because most violent crimes are committed with guns, reducing the number of guns out there will logically reduce these rates. They go on about crimes of passion and decisions made in the heat of the moment while I’ve got a pistol in my pocket. They tell stories of school shootings, kids with guns, and the many hor-

rible deaths at the business end of the neighbor’s Glock. So where should we actually be? I’m going to slide somewhere in the middle and rattle off my top ten thoughts on gun policy. 1. You should have to be trained in anything you are going to possess, let alone carry. A five-hour pistol course should not, for example, entitle you to carry an automatic rifle, a grenade launcher, or the bazooka you saw on Kindergarden Cop. Before anyone complains about required training being a violation of their civil liberties, consider the thought of an untrained driver taking his new Hummer down US-31. He has a right to transport himself to work and back, but I think we’d all agree that for the safety of others, he need a reasonable level of training and a proficiency exam of some sort. 2. You should not be able to carry a gun while (even slightly) intoxicated. Currently, you may not carry a firearm in Michigan with a blood alcohol level of .02, which is one quarter the legal limit to drive. I agree with this policy. 3. I don’t believe that people who have committed gun crimes should be allowed to continue their ownership of any guns into the future. In other words, if you used a gun for something bad, you don’t get one again. Enough said. 4. I believe the owners and renters of any property should be able to control the use and carrying of firearms on this property. In other words, if I want to prohibit pistols, pocketknives, and green

socks from entering my home or office, I should be allowed to do so. This, of course, does not apply to law enforcement officials, or others exempt from our current pistol free zones. 5. I believe that the research into bullets being matched to their purchasers should continue. It will clear up a variety of issues, and people knowing whether or not it was you that shot Judd Fry isn’t going to hurt your freedom. “What if they steal my bullets and use them,” you ask? I’d argue that people have been stealing cars for a long time. That’s why once you report your car stolen and the police are looking for it, you don’t have to pay for the telephone pole it knocked down later that night. 6. I don’t believe in restrictions on storage of guns in the home. Educating your children on the ramifications of firearm defense and rules regarding that firearm is essential, and the last thing I need to be doing while someone is breaking down my front door is trying to guide my shaking hand over a combination lock on a gun safe. 7. I think firearm training needs to be done by more qualified individuals who have

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I promised myself I would think about this issue for a fair amount of time before seriously opining. I am now convinced benjamin gohs ‘don’t get me wrong’ that nearly four months of introspection, discussions with colleagues, debates with the wife and a few hundred hours of screaming at the news folks on TV counts as more than due process. Before going any further, I must admit my utter bias on the matter of guns: I’ve always been around them. And, there are few things I enjoy more than target shooting. I don’t trot my gun credentials out to embolden my case but to bolster the idea that I really don’t know what it’s like to live without a gun. I must also admit another bias: I abhor violence. My days of hunt-

ing and killing animals are over. I observe the secular the Buddhist ideal of decreasing suffering. In my middle-age I guess that means I’ve become a pacifist. But, refusing to initiate violence against the innocent does not mean refusing to defend oneself. After much consideration I have decided that a gun is merely a tool. It is no different than a car or a plane or a knife. They can all be used to help mankind or to hurt mankind. To some this may sound like mere justification. And, maybe it makes me a bad Buddhist. But, like I said, I don’t know what it’s like to live without guns. When I was 8 I had a Daisy air rifle and I didn’t shoot my eye out. When I was 9 my father and I went deer hunting—not for the fun of it but to feed the family. When I was 10 my dad came home on his lunch break to tell me the cops had found the bodies of a woman and her kids under a house just up the road from us in our extremely rural area. I was at home with my 6-year-old and 2-year-old brothers and a madman was on the loose. He loaded the 410 and told me to shoot anyone who tried to break into the house. When I was in my mid-teens my friends and I used to go out to a friend’s farm to shoot paper targets

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Anne Thurston-Brandley knows ‘What’s for dinner’ in this week’s Beautiful Boyne I made spaghetti for dinner last night. Not because Ray was down on his knees begging for it but because I too wanted it. The funny thing about it is the recipe isn’t one of mine which I annethurston-brandley have used for years ‘Beautiful boyne’ and years like so many things I cook. No, it is a recipe that became mine when Ray and I married almost two years ago. Actually the recipe was not even a family recipe for him, but rather belonged to a next door neighbor. It was made in an entirely different manner than any I had made or eaten. Spaghetti has been on all our tables for years in this country of ours and before for centuries in the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. This recipe looks so complicated the first tendency is to back off and go purchase some of the canned stuff at the grocery. Actually it is a very simple recipe, assembled in one large skillet, while the spaghetti cooks in a nearby sauce pan. Besides being wonderfully flavorful the recipe makes a large quantity. Why is that exciting for a family of two? Because I freeze the extra in quart freezer bags for down the road enjoyment. I use my large rectangular casserole; 10 x 14 inches. I admit there are unexpected ingredients in this particular spaghetti, so you have to pre-think its preparation by being certain you have black olives, green peppers, mushrooms and mushroom soup on hand besides hamburger, cheese, onion, tomatoes and spaghetti, of course. The onions and green peppers must be chopped and with the oregano added to the

ground beef to be browned in a large skillet in a T of butter. I do this over a low-to-medium heat as the spaghetti boils nearby. I just throw the various other ingredients in as I keep the hamburger broken up and gently cooking. As the spaghetti approaches its done stage I quickly add the olives, mushrooms and tomatoes on top of the meat etc., cover it all and turn to low to do a little steaming. While this is going on I find my large rectangular casserole (10 x 14 inches) and grease its bottom and sides. I drain the spaghetti spreading half of it in the bottom of the large rectangular baking dish. On top of this goes half of the skillet’s contents and half of the grated cheese. The other half of the spaghetti

tops this, then the rest of the meat mixture and the grated cheese over it all. It is now you mix the small amount of water into the contents of one can of mushroom soup (I usually substitute half of the water with olive juice) and spread it over all. Top with the powdered cheese and your ready for the oven. It bakes, uncovered in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Despite the complexity of the recipe this spaghetti takes little time to prepare and cook. Rather than being a stove-top meal it cooks its final stage in the oven out of site and requiring no attention while you prepare a tossed salad and garlic bread to serve with it. A nice fruit gelatin is great for desert.

Because you don’t care for ripe olives or maybe green peppers don’t omit them. The entire ingredients blend to create the wonderful flavor of this dish – that you are consuming olives, peppers or mushrooms is not obvious – they are just part of the fine taste. Have I stirred up your taste buds? I hope so. This has been my intent. Oven Spaghetti 1 pound uncooked spaghetti (cook in 2 quarts of boiling water until tender) 1 pound ground beef 1 chopped onion 1chopped green pepper (1 cup) 2 T Oregano 1 T butter (gently brown in a large skillet over med-

low heat) (then layer on its top, cover and cook on low) 1 Quart (4 cups) canned tomatoes 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms 1 can small ripe, pitted black olives (When layering in the casserole top with) 2 c grated cheddar cheese One can mushroom soup blended with 1/2 c water Top with 1/3 c parmesan powdered cheese. Variety here in our country, state and small town adds richness in all our lives people of other worlds can’t enjoy. Just as your and my ancestors infiltrated our shores from lands across all across the world their music, customs, laws, schools a


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Boyne City Police Department Incident Report

purse downtown 2:23pm Report of lost cell phone in the 1100 block of Boyne Av 3:20pm Report of 2 young juveniles riding ORV near the school. 6:54pm Assist Sheriff Dept on Studer Rd

Monday, March 25 8:10am Vehicle unlock in the 400 block of Hemlock St 1:27pm Vehicle unlock in the 100 block of N Park St 2:04pm Report of lost change

Tuesday, March 26 10:08am Suspicious situation reported in the 500 block of South St 2:33pm Report of missing dog from the the 100 block of W Division St

Sunday February 6 Cloudy 27

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Weather Wednesday April 10 Rain and snow, low 40s Thursday April 11 Snow, mid 30s Friday April 12 Mostly Cloudy, upper 30s Saturday April 13 Partly cloudy, low 40s Sunday April 14 Partly cloudy, upper 40s Monday April 15 Chance of showers, upper 40s Tuesday April 16 Scattered showers, upper 40s

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Wednesday, March 27 8:00pm Abandoned vehicle reported in the 200 block of S Lake St 8:42am Report of possible embezzlement 9:31am Report of found backpack 2:54pm Found paperwork reported in the 1400 block of Boyne Av 3:05pm Suspicious vehicle reported in the 100 block of E Main St 3:30pm Assist to DHS on Brockway St 5:00pm Chainsaw blade sharpener found on Boyne Av 7:48pm Welfare check on subject

Court Reporter District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: • Mary Ashley Zipp, 19 of Charlevoix--Minor purchasing/consuming/possessing alcohol. To be placed on probation until Sept 18. • Richard Joseph Barron, 28 of Saginaw--Impaired Driving. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for one day served, three days community service in lieu of jail time, 89 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for six months, submit to required drug and alcohol testing upon request, pay $725 in fines and costs. • Steven James Fry, 32 of East Jordan--Operating with license suspended/revoked/denied, Operating while intoxicated. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for one day served, ten days community service in lieu of jail time, 20 days work release, 62 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for one year, submit to required drug and alcohol testing upon request, pay $1,275 in fines and costs. • Brian Delmar Bess, 40 of Boyne Falls--Operating while Intoxicated. To serve 365 days in jail with credit for five days served, 30 days community service in lieu of jail time, 330 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for two years, submit to required drug and alcohol testing upon request including daily PBT’s, attend substance abuse classes with verification, pay $1,325 in fines and costs. • Austin Tyler Malpass, 18 of East Jordan--Larceny $200-$1,000. To pay $675 in fines and costs, $150 in restitution. DBA The following businesses have filed an assumed name in Charlevoix County: • 3P Properties, Inc. by Kevin Randall Potter at 318 Mason Street in Charlevoix. • M.E.T. Construction by Michael E. Tofil at 1109 Chorlo Street in Charlevoix • True North Trout Guide Service by Brian J. Kozminski at 721 Douglas Street in Boyne City • Lago del Sole by Fredrick Taylor on behalf of Blake Operations, LLC at 970 Marina Drive in Boyne City • Porter Creek Fish House by Fredrick Taylor on behalf of Sommerset Pointe Hospitality LLC at 970 Marina Drive in Boyne City Marriage The following people applied for marriage licenses with the Charlevoix County Clerk’s Office: Brian Bernheardt, 22 and Kandace Kowalski, 27; both of Boyne City

on Division St near Kuhn Dr 10:49pm Citation issued for running red light at Water and Lake Streets

700 block of Wenonah St

Saturday, March 30 4:19am Report of intoxicated subject entering residence in the 700 block of First St Thursday, March 28 6:27am Report of intoxicated 3:59pm Report of money missing subject entering residence in the from car in the 300 block of Sil- 800 block of Deer Run ver St 6:45am Report of subject sleep5:07pm Private property damage ing in river mouth restroom accident in the 400 block of N 8:28am Arrested subject for probation violation Lake St 6:47pm Lodged dogs at shelter 9:22am Subject from earlier com7:27pm Alarm in the 300 block of plaints on First St and Deer Run N Lake St located at Charlevoix ER 10:37pm Citizen assist in the 400 10:34am Private property damage accident reported in the 2300 block of N Lake St block of N Lake St Friday, March 29 11:39am Citation issued for seat 9:45am Assist Parole Agent in the belt violation on Pleasant Av 1100 block of Wilson St 1:30pm Hit and run private prop12:18pm Intoxicated subject erty damage accident in the 400 making threats on Vogel St block of N Lake St 12:46pm Vehicle unlock in the 1:50pm Suspicious vehicles reported in the area of Kunert St 1000 block of Second St 3:07pm Citation issued for speed 2:33pm MDOP reported in the at W Michigan Av and Charlevoix 400 block of Harris St St 3:16pm Threats complaint report3:35pm Alarm in the 300 block of ed from the 400 block of N Lake N Lake St St 4:45pm Domestic dispute report6:08pm Lodged dog at shelter 7:27pm Suspicious vehicle in the ed in the 500 block of N Lake St Circuit Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 33th Circuit Court: John Ervin Murphy, 55 of East Jordan--Operating while intoxi-

cated, 3rd offense. Probation violation noted. To serve 30 days in jail with credit for six days served. To be placed on probation for two years, pay $1,000 in fines, costs, and restitution by April 21, 2013.

LETTERS to the editor strong argument Editor: I really appreciated your strong argument in your opinion “one judge.” Thank-you. We need more folks such as yourself to stand up and say things like that. It does not go unnoticed. Dennis O’Donnell Boyne City an affront to God Editor: Your editorial, “Tyranny by Any Other Name,” and Benjamin Gohs’ article, “It Just Ain’t Natural,” seemed to be planned as an affront to those of us who do not support your views about homosexuality. While your articles mocked founding fathers, pioneers, straights, menstruating women, and others, your greatest affront was mocking God. The book of Galatians chapter 6:7 (KJV) says, “be not deceived; God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap.” Read in II Chronicles, chapter 6:15-20. See how thoroughly God destroyed his chosen Israel when they mocked the messengers he sent to them. John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence said, “Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and the social duty of each individual ... continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” (History of USA, Vol II, p229) Deviant relationships between two men or two women is not a right conveyed by God, but one conveyed by unrighteous men and women. While homosexual couples sometimes love each other very deeply, we see their love becomes acted out as they decide which one will become the wife and which one the husband. Their charade is continued when they adopt children. Hard as they may try, the child is robbed by their pretend parents of all the good teaching and relationships that only righteous men and women can bring to them. Isaiah 66:3-4 (KJV) says, “Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will

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choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; ... but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.” While because of our collective filth as a nation, we may well see Chinese boots on American Soil. God chose the Chaldees, and enemy of Israel to destroy her, and in earlier times, the Assyrians to do the same. Read again II Chronicles 36:1520. The USA and the world has gone amuck and the Christian has a duty to defend and promote Christian values. Your mocking support of homosexual behavior is what caught my attention. However, if the world wasn’t so full of pretend Christians, they would practice what they preach. They would love their brother and their neighbor as themselves and do unto others as they would have others do to them. Neighter would they beat and rape our women or have killed 55 million pre-born babies in the abortion mills. Our black brothers would always have been free, and our red brothers free of genocide. Even Wall Street would be our friends. I too share many of the sins that make this world far from perfect. The good part is that all of us can, through faith, repentance, and obedience to Jesus Christ, find the kind of world we long for. Robert D. Simons Boyne City Democracy, not Theocracy Editor: Mr. Gohs, After reading your commentary, “It just ain’t natural,” I wasn’t quite sure if this was your firm belief or you were just being sarcastic. With religion being the main factor against same sex marriages, I find it strange that your tenth reason should have been your first reason. The First Amendment of our Constitution allows us freedom to choose any religious belief. This includes non-religious beliefs. But the Religious Right would like us to believe that our country was founded by Christians,

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5:20pm Received complaint of kids with skateboards in parking lot on W Main St 6:14pm Report of intoxicated subject yelling at people near the river mouth Sunday, March 31 11:35am Vehicle unlock in the 200 block of S Lake St 11:57am Arrested subject on warrant. Was also issued seat belt citation 11:40pm False alarm in the 1300 block of Charlevoix St

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Fireworks are fireworks, as long as you're not shooting them off at 3 a.m. or shooting them in people's yards it really shouldn't matter.

I think a little control over times/ days is a good thing, but perhaps allow holidays and weekends (or Saturday) through midnight or something?

I think you should be able to launch them whenever you want but not at like 2 a.m. when people are trying to sleep, because then the cops get called and that's just inconvenient for them and causes more work for law enforcement.

I am for the allowing of citizens using fireworks on any given day but would suggest a reasonable curfew for those that need to arise early in the morning. Last summer I was frustrated by one man that set of mortars past midnight on weeknights long after the 4th of July. That was too late for weeknights, in my opinion.

I think that if you are in town, or within maybe a quarter mile or so of a residence, they should be allowed only before 7-ish except on holidays. I think there should be restrictions on mortars and other shooting fireworks within city limits as well due to fire hazards and the risk of intruding on others' property. Outside of the city, and far enough from a residence, I don't think there should be any additional restrictions. Also, the user's residence doesn't count as a restricted distance residence.

Should Boyne City pass its proposed fireworks law or let the new relaxed State law stand?

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Challenge Mountain is the nation’s only non-profit providing free adaptive recreation to those with special needs. Proceeds raised from the Chefs Challenge go directly to Challenge Mountain’s programs that include downhill skiing, snowboarding, sailing and cycling. The weekend’s events kick off Friday, April 12, at 6 pm in The Mountain Grand Lodge’s Vienna Room with a high school students competing as “Future Chefs” and the opportunity to meet our celebrity chefs and celebrity judges. Admission for the general public is $10 which includes hors d’oeuvres. “I’ve been judging this competition for six years, and this is one of my favorite events to go to,” said Master Chef Hermann Suhs. “This event celebrates the culinary arts, and promotes Michigan products.” A new event this year planned is called the “Chop Challenge,” in which the top four chefs of the 12 are picked to participate in. At the end of each course a chef is “Chopped” and, at the end, the best Chef will receive an engraved cleaver manufactured by Hammer Stahl. Teams will be judged by both the

said Chris, Owner of B.C. Lanes. “We will be creating a legit sports bar and grill with 16 lanes of bowling.” BC Lanes is the bowling alley formerly known as Boyne City Lanes located on M-75, next to B.C. Pizza. “We intend on having an open house in August for people to come through,” said Chris. “And, we will be officially open in September for fall leagues.” attendees who award the “People’s Choice Award” and a select panel of judges who determine the “Chop Challenge” competitors. Celebrity chef, Michelle Bommarito, will emcee all the weekend’s events. “This event is just a great way for the public to come in and enjoy the products of Michigan,” said Hurchick. “Our state is rated in the top five in the culinary industry and it is climbing.” Seminars are given on Saturday throughout the day, as well as the Taste of Michigan and Dessert Challenge. On Saturday, April 13, in Boyne Mountain’s Civic Center special guests will lead a series of seminars available to the public free of charge between 9 a.m.-Noon. Titles and times will be posted on the Chefs Challenge website, www. Saturday’s featured event, the Taste of Michigan, will feature: College and University, Professional Center-of-the-Plate; and Michigan Desserts. The Taste of Michigan in Boyne Mountain’s Civic Center opens on Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 am and closes at 4:30 pm. The $30 admission includes all the seminars 8 Taste of Michigan sampling tickets good toward food and beverage and the Chop Challenge. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased in quantities of four ($15) or eight ($25). Dessert Challenge follows the

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He added, “We will also be having open bowling on Saturdays and the rest of the open bowling will be determined by league participation.” In addition to a full grill, BC Lanes will also feature the full menu of B.C. Pizza for patrons to enjoy. “So far, the response we’ve gotten back from people has been really great,” said Sandra. “Things are looking good.” She added, “The people that

we’ve crossed paths with are excited to get the bowling alley back up and open again.” For more information and future announcements on the project, go to “The community needs a place to go here in Boyne City,” Chris said. “We’re excited to give the young people a place to go to on Saturday night.” BC Lanes is located at 1199 West Boyne Road/M-75.

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The annual Chefs Challenge event and fundraiser is coming Friday and Saturday April 12 and 13, to Boyne Mountain’s Civic Center. Get tickets online at or call 582-1186. Chop Challenge and is $5. The top 4 Chop Challenge finalists are announced at 12:45, with Chop begins at 1:30 p.m.

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the right-of-way that is within the village limits of Walloon Lake is a dedicated public pathway. “There is a substantial amount of community pride in the right-ofway demonstrated by the fact that many of the landowners whose property the right of way serves and transverses have maintained, improved and otherwise beautified the path,” they stated. According to the court document, the Kirchers bought their property on North Shore Road in 1999 and they did not interfere with the right-of-way for approximately 13 years until the Summer of 2012 when they placed a fence at the right of way’s point of entry on the east lot line of their property and in fact at all times prior to the placement of a fence did in fact maintain the right of way. “Those individuals wishing to use to right-of-way are now forced to bypass defendants’ property by walking from the lakeshore on the neighboring properties to North Shore Road thereafter walking along the side of the road at Defendants’ northerly lot line,” the suit stated. “Upon information and belief, defendants’ predecessor in interest never restricted public or other riparian owners’ access to the right-ofway transversing Defendants’ property (and) permission was never given nor received for the public or other riparian owners to use the right-of-way stretching from the Village of Walloon Lake to the Narrows.” It further stated, “This equitable action seeks an order of the court requiring defendants to remove the fencing that prevents access to the right of way across defendants’ property that have been in use for approximately 100 years.” According to Preserve the Pathway, many people have used the right-of-way in question since around 1915. “This use has been actual, visible, open, notorious, continuous and uninterrupted for more than 15 years,” the suit stated. “Plaintiff respectfully requests that this honorable Court enter judgment in its favor declaring that it, and all other riparian owners along the shore of Walloon Lake and the public at large, are granted a prescriptive easement in the right-of-way that allows foot traffic along the northeasterly shore of Walloon Lake, that all impediments (i.e. fencing) be removed, and that the Court award Plaintiff costs and attorney fees and further relief as the Court deems just and appropriate under the circumstances.” According to the Farlex Legal Dictionary, a prescriptive easement is an easement upon another’s real property acquired by continued use without permission of the owner for a period provided by state law to establish the easement. The definition continued: “The problems with prescriptive easements are that they do not show up on title reports, and the exact location and/or use of the easement is not always clear and occasionally moves by practice or erosion.” Phone calls and e-mail were not returned by the Kirchers or their attorney by press time.

and that the founding fathers never intended for church and state to be separated. But even a cursory glance at some quotes from the founding fathers indicates otherwise. Consider the following: “The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”—John Adams “My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of

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Local law enforcement held a training exercise recently at Boyne City High School to simulate a school shooter. Boyne City Police Officers Blake Scheller and Craig Remsberg and Charlevoix County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy McAuliff advance down a hallway with guns drawn.

Charlevoix County Sheriff Deputy Richard Gallant, Boyne City Police Officer Craig Remsberg, and sheriff Deputy Jeremy McAuliff clear a hallway while Boyne police officer Kevin Spate plays the role of the gunman. Directly below, officers discuss the procedure for searching for a gunman in a building. Pictured (at bottom) are instructors Matt Umulis of the Charlevoix Police Department and Charlevoix County Sheriff Deputy Nathan Kaminski as they demonstrate a back-to-back method of checking a T-junction in the hallway.

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churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.” -Thomas Paine There are not many of us who are Agnostics and Atheists and it’s not right that we, as a free country should be “forced” to follow Christian ideologies. If you don’t believe in same sex marriages, don’t marry someone from the same sex! If you don’t believe in abortion, don’t have one! Frank Dobrowski Boyne City

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Sealed bids are now being accepted by the City of Boyne City for the following: 1. Asphalt milling and resurfacing of Roadways in the City of Boyne City Bids will be received in a clearly marked envelope, Asphalt Milling and Resurfacing Bid 2013, until 2:00 P.M.., local time, April 17, 2013 at City Hall, 319 North Lake Street,

Boyne City, MI 49712 at which time they shall be publicly opened and read. The City of Boyne City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any irregularities in the best interest of the City. Complete specifications are available at City Hall Cindy Grice City Clerk/ City Treasurer

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ARIES - This is a time to lift yourself out of your usual mundane concerns in order to get a larger perspective on your life. You seek new vistas and broader horizons through traveling, studying, or reading about foreign cultures or by seeking out people with greater experience, insight, and knowledge than your own. A teacher or mentor may be particularly important to you now. TAURUS - You have an urge to be more committed, loyal and dedicated to your mate or marriage partner. If a difficult situation arises in your relationship now, you will probe beneath the surface to find the underlying problem. Superficial relating will not satisfy you. Instead, you search for depth and deep involvement with your partner. This is a favorable time to heal any resentment or jealousy that has previously plagued the relationship. With little effort, you and your partner can effectively achieve greater emotional intensity and passion during this phase. GEMINI - Problems can arise in your most intimate relationship. You may feel on edge until you connect with your partner on a more physical and emotional level. Difficulties in a marriage or close partnership may stem from either you or your mate demanding more than the other can provide. Childish or immature expectations can put an additional strain on your marriage or significant relationship. Avoid letting issues of jealousy, power struggles, or manipulation take precedence over the positive aspects in your partnership. When you are with your loved one, try to respect their individuality and sense of dignity at this time. Your partner may simply be reaching out for more attention and approval from you. CANCER - You may act completely out of character now without realizing the impression you make on the people in your environment. If you want to fit in with everyone around you, then making a scene or flaunting your uniqueness is not going to make this happen. The “do it my way” attitude only brings more challenges and conflicts in your relationships. If your behavior patterns are far out of proportion with your intentions, you might find yourself socially excluded at this time. A situation may lead you to recall memories of prior experiences where you felt hurt over being considered an outsider or inferior to others. Therefore, you overcompensate for feeling different by non-compliance or defiant actions. LEO - Strengthening ties with your loved ones is very gratifying to you at this time. Domestic matters may involve new activities, sports, hobbies, or creative ventures shared with those you care about. Your energy level affords you with enough stamina to carry out your family obligations. You are protective, supportive, and a strong source of guidance to children and loved ones. You may be an active participant in recreation or educational events of children at this time. VIRGO - You might feel self-conscious or lack trust in expressing your creative and talented abilities. As a result, indecision or uncertainty can interfere with or hinder your progress on goals and objectives at this time. A weakly planned project or work activity can cause frustration or not reflect your true intentions, as

mental confusion may cloud your good judgment. You might have difficulty in situations which require you to use tact, diplomacy, and patience. Try to respect your intuitive impressions, as they can help give warning of circumstances, people, or things you should avoid at this time. LIBRA - Your career, reputation, and most important personal goals receive a boost now, primarily through your own initiative and willingness to assert yourself. You feel a surge of positive energy. Superiors or people in authority will also notice you now and can help you immensely, enabling you to fulfill something you are striving for. Public recognition for your work or your unique personal contribution to the world is very possible. SCORPIO - Strong professional desires may inhibit your interest in domestic matters or intimate relationships at this time. If you are overly eager or zealous in your attempts to establish your career and work objectives, you may lose sight of your personal affairs and thus sacrifice important areas that need your attention. Those in authority can create roadblocks to your success, leaving you to feel you have been denied fulfillment of your cherished goals. You might need to discipline yourself to accepting less than what you had hoped for in terms of your business and professional contributions. Long-range plans and ambitions should be put off until career matters are in clear focus. SAGITTARIUS - This time may be spent trying to iron out the wrinkles in a close love relationship or marriage. Your spouse or partner may be a source of disappointment when their behavior falls short of your expectations. Although you may think you are being obvious about your wants and needs, your mate may not have a true understanding or be able to read your intentions. It is likely you will feel some resentment toward your partner if you feel you are not being appreciated and respected. Even if you do not see eye to eye with your mate, reflecting on the more positive qualities of the relationship will help smooth over minor difficulties.

CAPRICORN - Your feelings of love may be somewhat reserved, modest, and unobtrusive at this time. Differences may develop over personal plans or financial affairs in a close association or romantic relationship. You might have to work extra hard when playing the role of peacekeeper or negotiator in solving problems with a lover, mate, or friend. It may help to relieve existing tension by discussing things on a less emotional level. At this time, you may feel that you do not have a clear understanding of where you stand with a partner or lover on important issues, such as financial, commitment, or security needs in the relationship. This can also be a difficult period for furthering creative plans and ventures. Close associates are not likely to be cooperative or you sense that your talents and abilities are going unnoticed. AQUARIUS - You have more energy and the inner resources to devote yourself to work and business-related assignments. You feel a strong determination to apply yourself to purposeful tasks and chores in your work environment. Although others may feel isolated by your self direction, you work with more efficiency and concentration when alone. In fact, you have an unbelievable capacity for enduring hardship and obstacles now and outwardly project to others that you can handle just about anything. Therefore, recognition or advancements in your work are possible, if you seize the opportunity to act on your ambitions. PISCES - You are inclined to engage in interests, activities, and relationships which make you feel good about yourself. You may disregard the more conventional side of your nature in order to pursue something which is new, stimulating, or different. There is a tendency to resist being pushed too far in the direction of doing what others want you to do. Similarly, at some point you may have to deal with other people’s grievances or anger directed toward you, or you may have to strongly defend your position on an important issue. You may have a significant encounter with an individual who aggravates you yet teaches you a valuable lesson or provides you with a healing experience at this time.

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Viewing Jupiter and Saturn

bryan shumaker NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Look Up! What’s in the night sky?

Hi again, my fellow star lovers! The weather has been teasing us—warmer days and rapidly melting snow, and the occasional burst of snow and cold weather. But we are gradually making the transi-

tion to spring. The sky was actually very clear in the last week, which afforded us the opportunity to get outside and do some observing and astrophotography. It was great and a reminder of just how splendid our northern Michigan skies can be. The moon is new on April 10, so observing this whole week will be a great time to be outside. Now is the time to view our favorite planets—Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter blazes in the western sky after dusk—it’s easily visible as a very bright star in the constellation of Taurus. Look for the conjunction of Jupiter and a crescent moon on April 14— that will be within 2 degrees of Jupiter (about four full moon diameters) and it will make a spectacular observing and photographic sight! Saturn stays low in the east as night falls before climbing high in the south around midnight. The viewing window for Jupiter shrinks quite a bit as the month progresses as it moves closer and closer to the western horizon. Saturn lies opposite of our Sun in our sky at the end of the month. “Opposition” marks an outer planet’s peak because it remains visible all night and also lies closest to Earth, so it shines brightest and appears biggest through a telescope. Saturn’s rings appear the most “open” they have been

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Don’t miss the conjunction of Jupiter and a crescent moon on April 14. since 2006. This means the planet is tilted in such a way to our line of sight that the rings are easiest to see and study. Probably no celestial sight has more “ooh” and “aah” power than Saturn; it often appears that the image is painted on the lens of the scope! Although you do need a medium sized scope or larger to really see and appreciate it, I guarantee you the image, especially to the new observer, will fill you with wonder. Planets seem to boil and shimmer, especially when viewed closer to the horizon when you are looking through lots of atmosphere. This is due to atmospheric heat and air currents and also what gives stars their sparkle and wild color changes. If you take the time to stay and watch the planet, however, there are moments of stunning clarity when the air steadies a bit. If you are still waiting to see Comet PANSTARRS, it will be very close the Great Galaxy in Andromeda, M 31. Check your planetarium program

or star chart to help locate this; it is in the northwest sky about an hour after sunset. You will need binoculars to see it as it is racing away from the sun and will gradually fade into obscurity over the next month or two. The winter constellations are farther and farther to the west as darkness falls, so now is the time to say goodbye to them until late fall. But the glorious spring and summer constellations are beginning to appear in the east as the days go by and soon will dominate the night skies. The monthly NOMAC (Northern Michigan Astronomy Club) meeting is tomorrow, April 11 at 7:30 PM at Raven Hill Discovery Center. A number of members will be assembling “barn door” trackers, simple devices to track the heavens for long exposure photography with just your camera. We also have a surprise movie and will plan to do some observing if the weather permits. We hope to see you there. Until next week, clear skies!

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The Boyne City, Hospitality Class will present their annual Hospitality Pasta Night on April 24th 2013 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Our student Chefs will be making homemade pastas and awesome sauces along with fresh-baked breads. Dinner will include salad, assorted pasta and sauce, dessert & beverage. Proceeds will go towards the student’s competition costs and their end of the year trip to New Orleans. The dinner will be in the Early Childhood Building, downtown Boyne City across from the library. Please come out and support our future culinarians. Suggested donation is $8 for adults, $6 for students, $5 for ages 6 to 10 and no charge for ages 5 and under. For reservations, call (231) 439-8153 or e-mail

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The Coast Guard’s St. Ignace-based Biscayne Bay broke the ice in Paradise Bay on April 3, one day later than planned this year due to her heavy work load in the St Mary’s River. The Emerald Isle made her first run of the season on Thursday April 4. Commissioned in 1979, the cutter Biscayne Bay is the fourth vessel of the Coast Guard’s 140 foot “Bay” class.

United Way nears campaign goal Char-Em United Way announces that it has reached 95% of its 20122013 Campaign goal, with only one month left to go in the campaign. “As we mark our 70th anniversary in the Charlevoix and Emmet community, we are encouraging our supporters to donate “$70 for 70 years” to help us reach our $425,000 goal by the end of April,” says Steve Andreae, United Way Board President. “We have an online fundraising page for contributions honoring our anniversary at http://www.charemunitedway. org/news/help-us-celebrate-70-years .” The Frey Foundation has offered an additional $30,000 challenge grant to United Way to match new and increased gifts. “We are very motivated by the Frey Challenge,” says Andreae. “With the human service needs so great in our community right now, we hope to be able to reinvest the maximum amount back into the services people need.” “This year, the number of funding requests from local agencies and the amount of funds requested is greater than ever – almost $80,000 more than last year,” continues Andreae. “I encourage everyone who has not donated to the Campaign to make a donation now, before the end of April. A

gift at any level will, when combined with those of others, help us to improve the lives of people in our community.” Char-Em United Way’s funding priorities for the year focus on Education, Income and Health, with specific priority outcomes related to community needs in those areas. Agencies applying for United Way support must demonstrate their programs will effectively address those needs. Funds raised through the end of April will be invested this spring. The United Way campaign raises funds to meet the needs of residents of Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. Last year, CharEm United Way invested over $360,000 in effective health and human service programs reaching local residents. In addition, United Way supports initiatives including Volunteer Connections, Literacy Corps, Day of Caring 2-1-1, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Funds raised stay local to support these efforts. Tax-deductible contributions to the United Way 2012-2013 Campaign can be mailed to P O Box 1701, Petoskey MI 49770. Gifts can be made online at: For more information about United Way call 487-1006 or email:

Father of the Year

Guitar, Banjo and Cello?

Yes! All three and more coming this month to the Back Porch Coffeehouse. Jon Ponder and friends from the Ann Arbor area are our special guests on Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m. Jon has been performing at venues and festivals throughout the state and Canada, and we are excited to have him (and his friends) come to our area to share their musical talents with us! Donations at the door are all for the scheduled performer(s)—suggested: $5-$10 as able. Contact: (231) 622-2944. This series is for all ages.

Genealogy @ the Library

The Charlevoix Public Library will be hosting a full day of educational talks entitled, Honoring our Ancestors, with nationally known genealogical adventurer, Megan Smolenyak on Saturday, April 27. The library is located at 220 W. Clinton Street, Charlevoix. For more information on Megan Smolenyak: www.honoringourancestors. com. For information about this or other library events, visit them at or call the information desk: (231) 237-7340.

The 93rd Annual Father & Son Banquet coSponsored by Glen's Market of East Jordan will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the East Jordan High School Cafeteria. The featured Entertainment will be Martina Hahn a Performance Artist & Speed Painter. Adults $10, Students $5, Preschool Free. Tickets are available at the door, from any East Jordan Rotary Member and at the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Office. 231-536-7351. Father of the Year Nominations are now being accepted. Nominations should include: Nominee's name, address and phone number. A brief biography of the nominee an explanation of why the nominee should be Father of the Year 2013. Please include your name, address and phone number. Send nominations to the address below by no later than April 13, 2013 Father of the Year Nominations P.O. Box 195 East Jordan, MI 49727

Tom Bailey, the Executive Director of the Little Traverse Conservancy, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Progressive Women of Charlevoix County. The meeting will take place Tuesday April 23 at the Boyne City Public Library in Boyne City. Members may arrive at noon and the speaker will begin at 12:30 p.m. Members are invited to brown bag their lunch. he program is open to anyone interested in progressive issues, male or female. Please R.S.V.P. by April 22 by emailing progwomenchxcty@yahoo. com or calling 231-582-9005. Bailey will be speaking about land conservation in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties and current issues in land conservation in Michigan. He will give a brief review of the mission of the Little Traverse Conservancy and Conservancy successes and new projects. Bailey will address several recently passed controversial Michigan laws and the legislation’s impact on conservation and land management in Michigan. He will end his presentation with discussion of how we can work to preserve the environment and of opportunities and organizations for political action. Bailey has been Executive Director of the Little Traverse Conservancy since late 1984. Prior to that, he worked six years for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the hazardous waste program and administered state and federal grants for water pollution control projects.  He previously served as a National Park Ranger at Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park and Grand Portage National Monument in northern Minnesota.  Bailey has recently served as a member of Governor Snyder’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Michigan State Parks and Outdoor Recreation. He currently serves on the Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee and an advisory committee to the Department of Natural Resources on State Land Management Strategy.  The Progressive Women of Charlevoix County meets from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Locations alternate between Charlevoix and Boyne City. There are no membership fees. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, email

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Boyne named a ‘Tree City USA’ Arbor Day Foundation Names the City of Boyne City As a Tree City USA Community

The National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Forest Service has announced that Boyne City has been awarded the designation of Tree City USA for the ninth straight year. “We commend Boyne City’s elected officials, volunteers and its cit-

izens for providing vital care for its urban forest” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees provide numerous environmental, economical and heath benefits to millions of people each day, and we applaud communities that make planting and caring for trees a top priority” In observance of Arbor Day, Boyne City’s annual seedling giveaway will take place this year on Thursday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall. This year the city will be giving

away Red Pine, White Pine, White Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Roselow Sargent Crabapple and Butterfly Bushes. Come early for the best selection. We are asking that each individual limit their selection of trees to a total of 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 Kovolski, Superintendent of the DPW at (231) – 582-6597.

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Geek is chic at the Boyne library Boyne District Library will kick off a public awareness campaign during National Library Week with an Open House on Wednesday, April 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. Refreshments, door prizes, and drawings for book baskets will be featured, as well as a chance to connect with library staff and show support for your public library. The library is joining the nationwide campaign, Geek The Library, to highlight the valuable role libraries play in society and in the local community. Funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Geek the Library uses “geek” as a verb and encourages community participation by asking what people are passionate about—or what they geek—and how libraries can, and do, support them. “We all geek something,” said library director Cliff Carey. “And whatever you geek, whether it’s science fiction, super heroes,  local food, or a hundred other

geekVERB 1. To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for. 2. To express interest in. 3. To possess a large amount of knowledge in. 4. To promote.

things, your public library supports you.” The Open House will provide plenty of opportunity for answering the question “What do you geek?” “You’ll be able to make your own personalized geek button, pose for a photo, or post something on our ‘geek boards.’ You’ll also have a chance to see what the staff geeks, said Carey.” In addition, the library will provide information on various services, such as downloading ebooks; using MeL (Michigan E-Library) for test preparation (ACT, GED, ASVAB, etc.); online language learn-

ing; using genealogy resources; children’s programs; starting or expanding a business; and job searching. Children’s activities will be available in the children’s room so that parents will be free to explore what is available. Drawings will be held for a year’s worth of “Premier Service” at Boyne District Library, which will give the winner first access to new books and movies. Drawings will also be held for several book baskets, with themes such as “Beach Reads” for the summer, “Mystery,” and “Children’s.” Geek the Library t-shirts will be given as door prizes. “Geek the Library invites conversation between the library and the community,” said Carey. “Our goal with the campaign is to increase awareness of all the ways the library can add value to the lives of individuals and the community.” The Geek the Library website features social networking elements and interesting Geek paraphernalia at For more information, please contact the library at (231) 582-7861 or

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State & Region

Recent legislative activity Instant Wine Cellar April 19 Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting The House and Senate did not meet this week, so rather than votes this report instead contains several recently introduced bills of interest. • Senate Bill 251: Allow less than unlimited auto crash injury insurance Introduced by Sen. Virgil Smith, Jr. (D), to allow auto insurance companies to offer policies in which the maximum personal injury protection coverage (PIP) is $50,000. The current no-fault insurance law mandates that vehicle owners buy unlimited personal injury coverage. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • Senate Bill 278: Convert 21st Century Jobs Fund from rule-based to discretionary corporate subsidies Introduced by Sen. Mike Kowall (R), to essentially eliminate requirements that certain proportions of the money spent by a “21st Century Jobs Fund” business subsidy program be allocated using various methodologies, such as the state giving particular companies or developers loans or cash grants, buying shares of a company, tourism industry marketing subsidies, and other so-called government “economic development” spending. This and related bills would generally convert this from appearing to be a “rule-based” program governed by statutory prescriptions and restrictions into one in which the political appointees on the Michigan Strategic Fund board have more discretion in giving out subsidies. Senate Bill 269 would make permanent $75 million in annual appropriations for this program which are set to expire in 2015. Unusually, these and related bills were advanced out of committee and to the full Senate just two days after their introduction. • Senate Bill 276: Require community service work by welfare recipients Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R), to require welfare recipients to perform community service if they are not already required to participate in welfare-related work or training programs. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bills 4148 and 4318, Authorize more community college bachelors degrees Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey

(R) and by Rep. Joel Johnson (R), respectively, to allow community colleges to grant bachelor degrees in nursing, “ski area management,” wastewater treatment technology, “allied health,” information technology, and manufacturing technology (HB 4148); or just in nursing (4318). These would be in addition to community college bachelor degrees authorized by a 2012 law, which included cement technology, maritime t e c h n o l o g y, energy production technology and culinary arts. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 4331: Ban employment decisions based on credit history Introduced by Rep. Henry Yanez (D), to prohibit an employer from making employment decisions based on an individual’s credit history, unless a good credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 4354: Require gross negligence for suits against emergency room physicians Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R), to restrict medical malpractice lawsuits against emergency room physicians to cases of gross negligence. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 4363: Ban local governmental body “phone-in” voting Introduced by Rep. Amanda Price (R), to establish that if a member of a public body is allowed to cast a vote on a decision by the body without being physically present, it is a violation of the state Open Meetings Act. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 4447: Authorize “alternative” math and science teaching certificate Introduced by Rep. Robert Genetski (R), to grant an “alternative” teaching certificate that would allow an individual who has not undergone a full teaching college program to teach 6th to 12th grade math and science. The individual would have to have passed state basic skills and subject area exams; have a college bachelor’s degree in math or science; have successfully completed at least one upper level college course covering lesson planning and classroom

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management and one covering testing, measurement, student and evaluation; and have successfully completed one full year of student teaching. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 4451: Authorize wrongful imprisonment compensation Introduced by Rep. Jon Switalski (D), to authorize payment by the state of civil damages to a person wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he or she did not commit. The damages would be $60,000 for each year of wrongful imprisonment, plus “economic damages” including lost wages and more. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 4453: Extend alreadyextended renaissance zone tax breaks even longer Introduced by Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D), to allow a renaissance zone that has already received a seven-year extension of the extensive tax breaks granted to residents and businesses in the zone to receive an additional extension for eight more years. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. • House Bill 4455: Restrict and regulate unmanned aerial drone vehicles Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R), to allow and establish regulations for the use by the state or local governments and law enforcement agencies of unmanned aerial drone vehicles, generally limiting their use to situations where there is a public safety emergency or probable cause exists to suspect specific criminal activity. The bill would ban drones that carry weapons from Michigan skies. It would also would establish specific conditions and restrictions for disclosing and retaining information a drone obtains about a person, mandate public disclosure of drone operation details, authorize penalties for violations and more. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

The 3rd annual Instant Wine Cellar on April 19th is drawing near and promises to be better than ever. The event is scheduled April 19 from 7pm-11pm at Stafford’s Perry Hotel. “Due to the popularity of last year’s “experience” auction items, we are focusing on these,” says auction chair Rebeca Otto. “Some of the new and favorite experiences are: Lake Shore Express trip to Chicago, Sunset Cruise on Lake Charlevoix, parasailing, kayaking, golf, dining, and getaways at Stokely Creek Touring Center, the Grand Hotel, and other great locations. Other auction items include a Kindle Fire HD.” Auction items are available for view and online bidding in advance of the event at cfm. Additional items are being added as they come in. “The online auction gives people a chance to bid or even purchase great prizes in advance of the Instant Wine Cellar,” continued Otto. “Pre-event bidding will close on Wednesday April 17th at 5pm, at which point unsold items will become part of the silent auction at the party.” Also new this year is a photo booth, courtesy of Metro Detroit area photographers JP Creative Arts Hats. Large glasses and other props will be available at the photo booth for unique and memorable photos of the night. Entry to the fundraiser is a bottle of wine or six-pack of craft beer or $15. At the end of the evening several lucky raffle-ticket holders will take home grand

prizes of instant wine cellars worth $600. Additional prizes are 99 bottles of beer from Short’s Brewing Company and a variety of fine wines, beers, and accessories. Throughout the party there will be dancing to the music of Boyne River Remedy, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar featuring Shorts beers and wines from Fabiano Brothers, the bidding wars of the silent auction, and a friendly Rochambeau competition. All proceeds from the Instant Wine Cellar party will stay locally to support Char-Em United Way’s Volunteer Connections program. Volunteer Connections promotes volunteerism in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties and has referred over 50 volunteers to opportunities hosted by over 70 non-profit agencies. For more information, contact United Way at 231-487-1006 or

• House Bill 4458: Prohibit TIFA “capture” of Detroit Zoo or Arts tax money Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R), to prohibit the “capture” by a local Tax Increment Finance Authority (such as a Downtown Development Authority) of regional property taxes imposed to subsidize the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute for the Arts. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.

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Worship Times Murder and the Bible Church of the nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant for the Easter III Eucharist service on Sunday, April 14. Immediately after the 10 a.m. service, coffee hour will be held in the church basement. Reverend Nattermann, and Lay delegates Ginny McCord, John and Wilma Tyssee will represent Nativity at the Diocese of Western Michigan Convention in Grand Rapids on Saturday, April 20. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information. Ej Community Church On Friday, April 12, the youth will be leaving at 7 AM for the Dare 2 Share Conference in Chicago. They will leave from the Walloon Campus. On Saturday, there will be a Men’s Ministry Breakfast at the Walloon Campus starting at 8 AM. On Sunday, April 14, the sermon title will be “Watch Your Step – This Passage is Very Controversial” from I Timothy 2:8-15 given by Pastor Jason Richey. Service time is at 8 AM and 9:30 AM. There will be no nursery or children church at the 8 AM service. There will be infant and toddler nursery available during the rest of the morning. Children from age 3 to 5th grade will have Kids Church that they can attend during the 9:30 service. At 11:15 AM, there will be children and adult classes. This will be the last day to purchase the tickets for the Marriage Conference at the pre-registration price. The Marriage Conference will be at the Walloon Campus on Saturday, April 27 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Guest speaker will be Jim Marshall from MasterCare Institute. On Monday, April 15, the Mom with Toddlers will meet at 10 AM. The Newsletter Deadline is at noon. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. On Tuesday, there will be an Adult Community Small Group at 6:30 PM at the Holland Home and at the LaLone Home. On Wednesday, there will be a Men’s Prayer Group that meets at Darlene’s Restaurant at 7 PM. At 6:30 PM, there will be a Ladies Bible Study at the church. For questions concerning the East Jordan Campus, please call 536-2299 or the Walloon Campus at 535-2288. United Methodist The Boyne Falls United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 9:15 am. The church is located at 3057 Mill St. Children’s programming is held during the service for pre-school through 5th grade. Pastor Wayne McKenney. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with us each Sunday at 11 a.m. Worship is led by Rev. Elizabeth Broschart followed by fellowship. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month. An infant and toddler room is available in addition to the Children in Worship program for students age four to grade 4. For more information call 231-5827983 or visit our website at http://fpboyne. org/. Walloon Lake Church On Thursday, April 11, the Cozy Quilters will

meet at 9:15 AM in room 101. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, the youth will be leaving for Dare 2 Share Conference in Chicago at 7 AM from the church. On Saturday, there will be a Men’s Ministry Breakfast starting at 8 AM. On Sunday, April 14, sermon will be “Watch Your Step – Godliness Requires Major Effort” from I Timothy 4:6-10 given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9 and 10:45 AM. Communion and a Benevolent Offering will be done during both services. The infant and toddler nursery will be open. Children 3 years old through 4th grade can attend children classes during both services. Fifth grade through eleventh grade classes meet during the 10:45 service only. Young adult class is held at 10:45 AM in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and Community Small Groups are available. This will be the last day to purchase tickets for the Marriage Conference at the pre-registration price. The Marriage Conference will be on Saturday, April 27 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Guest speaker will be Jim Marshall from MasterCare Institute. On Monday, the Newsletter Deadline is at noon. On Tuesday, April 16, the Ladies Bible Study will begin at 9:15 AM at the Discipleship House. On Wednesday, April 17, there will be a Benevolent Committee Meeting at 4:00 PM. The meal and class will be at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. On Thursday, April 18, the MOPS will meet at 10:00 AM. Celebrate Recovery will start at 7 PM. The church office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursday, it is open from 9 to noon. If you have any questions, please call 535-2288 or check the church website at Jewel Heart Buddhist Center For more information, email northernmi@ Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11a.m.-noon. They have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at B.C. United Methodist 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.

chris faulknor publisher War is hell. While I haven’t personally gone to war, I’ve heard enough stories for people who have to realize that the experience is nothing like playing with plastic army men on the living room carpet. People die painful deaths, and families experience the pain that can only come with the loss of someone they love. So up comes the question of the week: “God said ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ so if we’d been following his law, this wouldn’t be happening, right? Well, the short answer is “kinda.” Let’s start with the basic issue: the wording itself. The Bible doesn’t say “you shall not kill,” it says “you shall not murder.” Murder is the translation of the Hebrew word “ratsach,” and it literally means “the intentional, premeditated killing of another person with malice; murder.” God ordered his people to go to war with others when necessary. This was done most often with the word “destroy,” translated from the Hebrew word “charam,” as opposed to “murder.” God, in fact, ordered the death penalty for numerous crimes. Exodus 21:12 says, “Anyone who murders another shall surely be put to death.” Notice the difference. “Put to death” comes from the Hebrew word “muwth,” which means “to die (as penalty), be put to death.” Notice that these are different words with different meanings. While we often act as if kill, murder, die, death, execute, and euthanize all have the same meaning and connotation, God clearly separates one type of death from another. It is a huge mistake to say that God would never support a war. In a world so full of evil, war has been necessary to prevent more

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The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality. Activities during the week of April 14th include:

• On Sunday, April 14th, Bishop Hebda will be at St. Matthew’s parish to celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharistic. The liturgy will take place at 2:00 pm. All are invited to attend. Daily Mass schedule: Monday April 15th, 8:00 am St. Augustine’s • Tuesday April 16th, 8:00 am St. Matthew’s • Friday April 19 8:00 am St. Matthew’s Communion Service: Friday April 19th Communion Service at Grandvue at 11:00

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am and 2:00 pm at The Brook. Whole Community & Faith Formation: • Sunday April 21st at 5:30 pm at St. Matthew’s. The topic for the evening will be Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day and St. Therese of Lisieux. Faith Formation classes for those in Pre-K through 8 will also be held at 5:30 that same evening. Enkindled: The Senior High youth will be participating in a day long retreat at St. Francis parish in Petoskey on Sunday, April 21st. The retreat entitled Enkindled, will begin at 1:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm. Retreat director will be Fr. Phil Hurley, SJ. Help is needed at the Saturday evening mass at 5:00 pm at St. Matthew’s. We are in need of ushers, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and altar servers. For more information please contact the parish office.

evil. Where would we be if Hitler hadn’t been defeated in World War II? Ecclesiastes specifically says that there is a time for war and a time for peace. Exodus 22 even says, “If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.” (By the way, the word here is “nakah,” still not “murder.” God clearly gives people the right to defend themselves and not be liable. War is a terrible thing, there is no

doubt. It can even be said that some wars are more “just” than others, but war is always a direct result of sin committed by man, either in the form of starting the war or having to stop it. As Christians, we should not hope for war, and should not be in favor of bloodshed; however, we also should not go against the government that God has placed in authority over us. What can we do? We can pray for our leaders, pray for our military, and pray for a good, wise resolution to conflict.

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and housing starts. Global events, such as the European economic malaise, can also send the financial markets into a tizzy. By being aware of the impact of these events, you can see that the workings of the markets — especially their volatility — may not be as mysterious as you thought. Still, while knowing the causes of volatility can help you prepare for market swings, it won’t blunt their impact on your portfolio. To do that, you need to create a diversified mix of investments because your portfolio can be more susceptible to negative price movements if you only own one type of asset. To illustrate: If you owned mostly bonds, and interest rates rose sharply, the value of your bonds would likely drop, and your portfolio could take a big hit. But if you owned stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other investment vehicles, the rise in interest rates would probably affect your portfolio less significantly. Unfortunately, many investors think that if they own a few stocks

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The best way to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and businesses is to bring together resources in a collaborative way. NLEA and SCORE have done just that by announcing a joint effort to provide a workshop to entrepreneurs called, How To REALLY Start a Business. This class will be offered monthly at a variety of Business Resource Centers, located throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties. It will help those thinking of starting a business, evaluate the potential of their idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. This effort is being coordinated in partnerkind of person you want to help. In a sense, you’re acting as surrogate parents to this young lady. If it were my little sister, I’d let her live in the house without paying rent as long as she was living smart and moving in a positive direction. To me, this includes working, saving money, and going to college. At the moment, you’re enabling good, positive behavior. You have a chance to be her biggest cheerleader and prepare her for the future. But if things change and she starts behaving irresponsibly or living a lifestyle you don’t approve of, then it’ll be time to put the brakes on the deal. But right now this kid’s a rock star. Thanks to the generosity and support shown by you and your husband, she can gain traction for a successful launch into the world as a smart, responsible adult. I think it’s awesome! —Dave Forgiven debt Dear Dave, I have some old debts that have been forgiven. Should I still pay these if and when I have the money? Matt

and a bond, they’re diversified. But you can actually extend your diversification through many levels — and you should. For the equity portion of your portfolio, try to own stocks representing many market sectors and industries. Also, consider international stocks. And rather than just owning U.S. Treasury bonds, consider corporate bonds and municipal bonds, and diversify your fixedincome holdings further by purchasing short-term, intermediateterm and long-term bonds. Work with your financial advisor to determine the mix of asset classes and investments that are appropriate for your financial goals and objectives. How you ultimately diversify your portfolio depends on your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals — there’s no one “correct” asset mix for everyone. And over time, your diversification needs may change. To cite one example, as you enter your retirement years, you may need to increase your percentage of income-producing investments while possibly reducing the amount of growth investments you own. These growth-oriented investments tend to be more volatile, and you may want less volatility during your retirement. However, even during retirement, you will need to own a certain percentage of growth investments to provide you with the growth potential you’ll need to stay ahead of inflation. Keep in mind that diversification can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Nonetheless, building a diversified portfolio may help take some of the volatility out of investing — so look for diversification opportunities whenever possible.

ship with the local Chambers of Commerce and the Business Resource Center Network (local/regional libraries). Bill Collins, current President of the Tip of the Mitt SCORE chapter says, “I am excited about the potential to expand assistance to a greater number of individuals through our How To REALLY Start a Business classes. It only takes an investment of a couple of hours and might save a person from making mistakes in developing their business idea.” SCORE is an organization with seasoned business executives, available to provide assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs. The first classes are scheduled at the Boyne City District Library on April 18th, 6-8PM and at the Petoskey District Library on Saturday, May 4 from noon -2PM. There is a fee of $20.00 per business participating. Call 231-582-6482 to sign up or get additional information at www.northernlakes. net. Dear Matt, First, you need to double-check and make sure the debts have been officially forgiven. Commercial debts, such as old credit card debt, are almost never forgiven. They might be in default, or it may be that the company has written it off, but that’s not the same as being forgiven. Years ago, my grandfather loaned me money when I was in college to pay for part of my tuition. He forgave that debt not long after, so I didn’t owe him the money morally, legally or in any other way. But in a commercial setting, meaning you’re dealing with a bank or other lender, that doesn’t happen. If a credit card company decides to take less than the original amount owed, that’s a business decision that has changed the terms of the deal, both morally and legally. Sometimes they’d rather have a bird in the hand rather than promises in the bush. You don’t have an obligation to pay the original amount because the terms of the deal have been altered. Forgiven is forgiven. That means the deal and any obligation is completely wiped out and gone. But chances are, Chase or MasterCard aren’t going to call you up and forgive the debt. —Dave

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April 12 USAF flight nurse speaker

NORTH CENTRAL FEATURES LOCAL RETIRED AIR FORCE FLIGHT NURSE North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture will present the memories of an Air Force flight nurse on Friday, April 12 at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus. Linda B. Henry, Lt. Col. (Ret.), a flight nurse with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, served three tours of duty in the Middle East starting with Desert Shield/Storm in 1991 and ending her 20-year military career with Operation Iraqi Freedom. She will highlight her career in the military and discuss her experiences while caring for patients being transported on a C-130 aircraft. During her last deployment she was the Chief Nurse for flying operations in Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Cost for the event is $9 and includes lunch.


From pg. 1 procedure, projects and other matters involving law enforcement. • Sheriff substation “My predecessor George T. Lasater, in 1977, had a vision that he wanted to put a substation on the other side of the county to help the response times and serving the citizens on this (southeast) side of the county,” Schneider said. “He did meet with some resistance from the county commissioners but he pressed forward anyway and the village of Boyne Falls donated a little room over there that was attached to the public works garage and Bill Cousineau was the first deputy over there to serve that substation.” He added, “At the time he had a patrol car and a typewriter and a phone—I’m not even sure if he had an answering machine at the time.” Schneider said the new nearly $300,000 Boyne Falls substation has been a goal of his for many years. “Admittedly I was butting my head against the wall but all the sudden it came to fruition and that has probably been the golden crown in my tenure so far,” he said. “It wasn’t a cheap building but it was needed. We had no place for storage and there was no place for people to speak privately with a deputy about a complaint … and it was important for me to have those response times reduced on that side of the county.” Schneider said one of the perks of the new building is that some county personnel—like the clerk and treasurer staff—now work out of the office every other Tuesday. “It’s 25 miles from Boyne Falls to Charlevoix—that’s a 50-mile round-trip,” he said. When Schneider was asked if Charlevoix County District Court personnel could spend a day or a half-day in the substation to allow people to pay on traffic tickets he said he would look into it. “Excellent idea,” he said. “That’s why I like coming to these places; people always have ideas on how we can do things better.” • Village marshal Schneider was asked why Boyne Falls no longer has a village marshal. The marshal enforced village ordinances and performed some traffic control functions. “The village (of Boyne Falls) came to me a year ago or maybe longer … and it was expensive for them and they came to me and asked if we could assume those responsibilities,” Schneider said. “I felt that that was something I was obligated to do for them and at no charge.” Schneider said he will have to pay any overtime necessary for his officers to follow-up on ordinance violation enforcement cases but he said it is worth it. “It’s been my philosophy that I want to serve all the citizens of Charlevoix County and if that’s what it takes that’s what I’m willing to do,” he said. • Water patrols

Reservations are preferred. Call 231-3486600 to reserve your place at the table. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. April 12-13 Chef’s Challenge 6th Annual Chef’s Challenge, Boyne Mountain; SEE PAGE 1 FOR THE FULL STORY April 15 Go Grant dealines

and passion to try something new. Grants range from $100 to $500, and can be used as resources in any field of endeavor. Thus far, the program has awarded 46 grants totaling $20,875 since 2010. The ideal applicants are girls who have not received awards for outstanding achievements. The application is available at the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce website or at the 401 E. Mitchell Street office. Call (231) 347-4150 for more information.

Connecting Women in Business (CWIB), a group of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce has launched its 2013 summer GO Grants for Girls. The next round of awards will support participation of young women in activities taking place between June 1 and September 30, 2013. The application deadline is April 15, 2013. GO Grants, or Girls Outreach Grants, reach out to young girls in our area who have an idea

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Charlevoix County Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for this evening, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Pine Lake Room at the Charlevoix County Building, was postponed until Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pine Lake Room. Official notice of this change

Schneider was asked how many watercraft his office has. “During the summer we generally have a boat stationed at the coast guard station in Charlevoix and we have a boat tied up down at the docks in Boyne City, and then we have a jet boat that we take out on Thumb Lake—so we’ve got five boats not counting Beaver Island,” he said. Schneider touched on the multiuse garage facility currently “in negotiations” among Charlevoix County Road Commission, Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners and Charlevoix County Sheriff officials. The proposal is to build a facility to house Charlevoix County transit, road commission and sheriff vehicles and equipment in addition to holding cells for male and female inmates. • Sheriff manpower “I think from when I first started we’re probably up five deputies,” Schneider said. “Typically I have at least one responding uniformed deputy on the east side of the county and one responding uniformed deputy on the west side of the county.” He added, “In addition to that I have my detective Mike Wheat who handles all the major cases and I’ve got my two JOLT (Joint Operational Law Enforcement Team) team officers who work full-time who deal with drugs and I have a school liason officer who rotates around the county.” Schneider said it is difficult for road patrol deputies to follow-up on a case because they are so busy going from complaint to complaint. That is why the sheriff’s office has detectives. “I’ve got two cars on all the time,” he said. Schneider said Beaver Island has one full-time deputy and a seasonal deputy who serves on the island during the busier summer months. Schneider said one change in personnel has been Charlevoix County’s withdrawal from the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement (SANE) Team—a law enforcement cooperative that utilizes police from multiple agencies across Northern Michigan. “The commissioners were concerned about what it was costing us and I was concerned that we were paying on average $800

a month for a rental car for that deputy to be on SANE,” Schneider said. “Long story short, after much discussion—and it was not an easy decision on my part—we pulled out of SANE and started our own narcotics team.” In 2009 SANE dealt with approximately 25 cases. “In 10 months time, the following year, my narcotics officers … did 125 narcotic cases,” Schneider said. “After they got going it scared me, and it still scares me today, in our beautiful county … is that drugs are an epidemic, I mean an epidemic.” Schneider said Charlevoix County is no different than the rest of the nation in that it has people using everything from pills and heroin to cocaine and methamphetamine. • Emergency tools Schneider said there are special light bulbs you can buy—which cost a couple dollars each—which behave like regular porch lights when flipped on but, if flipped off and on quickly once, the light begins to flash to make it easier for emergency personnel to find the house of someone who has called 9-1-1. • Why won’t they put a stoplight in? Schneider was asked about the possibility of enhancing the safety of an area of Horton Bay. Schneider said the state controls traffic control devices and even intersections like the Boyne CityCharlevoix Road and U.S. 31 area has not been deemed dangerous enough by the state to put in a stoplight. His advice for folks planning to get help from the Michigan Department of Transportation was “Good luck.” • Crime scene seizures Schneider said whatever money is seized during a criminal investigation is split evenly with the local agency assisting his office. “I’m big on seizing money and seizing property from those folks who want to sell dope in our beautiful county,” he said. “And, what happens is if we’re doing a joint operation with Boyne City, we split those funds 50-50. And, those funds help us support that program (JOLT).” Schneider added, “If I need more surveillance equipment or whatever that comes right out of that seizure fund—that’s not

April 18 Cvx county planning commission

in meeting date has been posted at the County Building and on the County website since Thursday, March 28th. This e-mail is just a courtesy notice. april 18 how to start a business The Tip of the Mitt SCORE Chapter and Northern Lakes Economic Alliance are teaming up to bring entrepreneurs over 100 years of experience through a series of business startup classes. “How to Really Start Your Own Business: Practical Information from Those Who Have Done It” will be held monthly at area libraries in conjunction with local chambers of commerce. Entrepreneurs will have the chance to evaluate the potential of their idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together, as well as ask questions specific to their business. On Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 8 pm, “How to Really Start Your Own Business” will be held at the Boyne District Library. Cost to attend is just $20 per

taxpayer dollars. I bought my one detective a brand new Ford Escape out of seizure monies.” Another program funded by seizure funds are home drug test kits

business. Visit or call (231) 582-6482 to register today. April 19 & 26 Boyne Free Clinic The Boyne Area Free Clinic Will Open From 8:00 A.M. To 12:00P.M. On Friday, April 19, 2013. We Will Be Open Normal Hours From 8:00 A.M. To 4:00 P.M. The Following Friday, April 26. April 29 NCMC ORGANIC FARMING SERIES North Central Michigan College will offer workshops for farmers and gardeners from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All will be held on the Petoskey campus in Room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center. April 29: Making and Using Compost Each class is $25, or $200 for the entire series. For more information or to register for these workshops see or call 231-348-6705.

parents can get for their children. “We don’t get involved on the criminal end of it. We just give those to parents for free to help them parent,” Schneider said.

My dog is destroying my yard I start to worry about dogs this time of year. Why? Because frustrated dog owners often resort to confining their pets to 8X10 outdoor kenGaye amick nels, chaincpt, cpdt ‘bow wow corner’ ing or relinquishment to a shelter because their dog is ruining their yard. However, much of their dog’s “destructive behavior” is actually just habits - such as wearing down the grass when they run to the fence for “squirrel patrol,” running along the fence with the neighbor’s dogs, jumping up on the fence to bark at people walking by, etc. Solutions for dogs and their owners is achieved by respecting a dog’s habits. Discovering your dog’s habits can actually add beautiful interest to your yard by using certain material and incorporating organic shapes for doggie runways,bathroom areas,cooling stations and lounge areas. Pet friendly landscapes eliminate dogs being exposed to many dangers in their own yard, such as edging that slices paws, toxic or bee attracting plants or inhumane dog runs. Many people unknowingly expose their pets to these hazards. Organic materials can create an interesting yard, such as different rock, textured plants, elevated gardens or lattice to prevent dogs from digging, escaping or destroying yards. One of the biggest problems is dead sod due to urine burns or foot traffic. Since plants will not tolerate these problems, creating bathroom areas made of mulch (not cocoa mulch its dangerous to dogs). If your dog has a tendency to eat rock or wood mulch, then artificial turf, pavers or concrete can be used in their bathroom area. Wood mulch is always a better choice since it neutralizes odor, however, there is a lot of maintenance (top dressing) since wood mulch ages. Most of my clients do not enjoy maintenance so I recommend they stick with rock, pavers or concrete. Straw can be an inexpensive alternative to concrete and mulch but does require periodic re - application. Rock mulches can be used for “doggie runways.” To determine the correct rock mulch, you need to consider how many dogs using the yard, their breed and ages. If you have two young German shepherds and need a “doggie runway,” I’d suggest 1.5” round river rock rather than pea gravel or .75” river rock since they will migrate due to heavy foot traffic. Round rock is always used instead of granite, which is jagged and hurts dog’s paws. I literally see dogs cringe as they walk on the granite. When creating running paths or new bedlines for bathroom areas, try incorporating organic shapes which make yards more appealing. In other words, dog’s habits are creating prettier yards and their owners don’t even realize it. Designs and material based on a dog’s habits actually eliminate that look of “box of sod”that is so common in backyards. Another type of rock mulch that adds interest to yards is large cobble. Large cobble deters dogs from entering gardens or digging since it is large and chunky. When dogs walk on it, it feels awkward and is difficult to maneuver. Cobble can be used as an accent on berms or along bedlines to break up a large scale

of mulch. It can also be used as a dry cobble river bed with dog resistant plants. You could install it around a tree to prevent dogs from running up to the trunk of a tree and barking at birds, squirrels or other critters that trigger them. Dog resistant plants are textured or thorny. For obvious reasons, dogs do not like thorny plants, such as barberry or evergreens. Unusual textures also deter dogs, like lavender or rosemary. Many of these plants are beautiful winter features which can also be planted in front of the dog’s bathroom creating year round beauty and hide their waste when the dog owner cannot clean up due to inclement weather. Since non textured gardens such as vegetable, annual or perennial beds seem to get destroyed by some dogs, planting them in raised beds is a great solution. Elevated gardens also add interest and, in return, less weeding is required and easy harvesting is achieved. Other tricks include securing lattice to a fence in order to prevent dogs from escaping. This is especially important since the most frequent emergency seen by veterinarians is dogs being hit by a car. Lattice with vines or climbing roses not only looks attractive, but keeps dogs safe in their yard. If a dog is digging to escape, then chicken wire is secured with nails or staples to the bottom of a wooden privacy fence and held into the ground with fabric pins then covered with soil. When the dog begins digging, he’ll hit the texture with his paws and will stop digging. If a fence has chicken or mesh wire, edge pins are used at the bottom to secure his premises. Another solution to prevent dogs from entering gardens or chewing plants is to spray the area with a homemade pepper spray solution. A dog owner can buy jalapeno peppers, blend a few of them with water,pour it in a spray bottle and spritz the area. Dogs will have the same reaction to the area that they have to textured or thorny plants – once they taste it, they will not go back. However, pepper spray needs to be re-applied if it rains or the sprinklers are used. Dogs can dig out of boredom and lack of mental stimulation or exercise. Building a happy safe place for your dog to dig can eliminate the dog’s need to dig elsewhere plus mentally stimulate her. Fill your dog’s happy place with buried treasures,such as treat stuffed Kongs or interactive toys, be sure to alternate and change out items, frequently, it’s no fun to search for the same ol’thing every day. Of course these recommendations do not relieve you of your responsibility to provide your dog with physical exercise and mental stimulation. Physical exercise can include long walks, swimming and retrieving games. Mental stimulation can be provided by supplying your pet with interactive toys and puzzles. Obedience training is stimulating too! Remember a tired and mentally stimulated dog is a good dog! One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping pet owners realize they can stop the destructive behaviors and actually share a beautifully landscaped yard with their pet. Instead of relinquishing their dog, they live harmoniously with their dog. If I can help decrease the number of pets received by shelters every year, then everything else regarding profession is gravy. Gaye Amick is the owner of Northern Sky Obedience Academy of Charlevoix. Contact her by calling (231) 237-9510 or go to http://www.



From pg. 1 and clay pigeons. We didn’t have adult supervision and nobody told us to “be careful” on our way out the door. We had been taught how to use the weapons just as we had been taught how to look both ways before crossing the street, ride a bike, not talk to strangers and be respectful to our elders. I spent most of my youth in farm country. Nobody used gun locks or safes. They were either hanging on the wall on a rack one of us made in wood shop or—in my case—they were leaning in every corner of the living room with the rest of the tools of my father’s trade. He is a dog trainer. Hunting dogs are a specialty of his. As long as I can remember, the first floor of the house was festooned with duck decoys, waders, boots and shotguns, shotguns, shotguns. My friends and I watched every horror movie, played every violent video game and listened to every Ozzy album ever recorded … yet none of us went on a shooting rampage. In fact, until the Columbine incident—which was a few years after I graduated high school—it never occurred to me that something like that could even happen. I completely understand the tendency we as a people have to react rashly to terrible events—I was one of those people who sealed off his house because Diane Sawyer said it was the only way to protect my family from an Al Qaeda anthrax attack. And, at first, I balked at the notion that our lawmakers would rush to pass new legislation that would take even more of our few freedoms away. My naivete is now apparent. The same kind of thinking that molested the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution, the same kind of “slippery slope” thinking that tells same-sex couples they may not marry, the same citizen tyrant mindset that is perfectly fine with alcohol sales but outlaws marijuana, the same people who say abortion is not murder but video games and movies are to blame for hurting people … these are the same types of forces at work seeking to hamper the gunowner’s rights. Critics of firearms say limiting the number of bullets in a magazine could have spared a couple of the

Family Artist Visits Boyne District Library during National Library Week

Kevin Kammeraad, children’s author, illustrator, musician, and puppeteer will visit Boyne District Library during National Library Week on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. with his interactive presentation and performance. The winners of the library’s National Library Week Bookmark Contest will be announced at the start of the program. Children submitted entries in three ages groups (K-1, 2-3 and 4-5), and a winner from each age group will be announced. “The winners will have their artwork on display for a whole year, as these will be the library’s official bookmarks for the year,”said Monica Kroondyk, children’s librarian. “We had so many great entries, it was difficult to choose just three.” Kammeraad is an award-winning artist who performs regularly in Michigan and throughout the Midwest, visiting schools, libraries, festivals and conferences. His programs are dynamic, age appropriate, educational, and simply downright fun. Through puppetry, music, poetry, audience participation, multimedia, and humor, Kevin captivates people of all ages. “Kevin has visited the library before, and was such a hit that we’ve invited him back,” said Kroondyk. “He keeps everyone on their feet and encourages children to use their imagination. What a treat!” Kammeraad is the author and illustrator of “The Tomato Collection” and “I Remember.”  He is the co-author of “This is a Square”  and “A Curious Glimpse of Michigan” (a 2006 Great Lakes’ Great Books award nominee). His newest CD, “The Monkeys Go Marching (Simple Songs You Can Play Around With)” is a 2012 Parents' Choice FunStuff Award Winner. For more about his work, visit The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 231582-7861 or

kids at Sandy Hook. They assume that the 200 million privately-owned guns and untold millions of magazines already in our hands won’t be used in future crimes. Critics scoff at the notion of a welltrained, armed security guard at each school. I agree that a gun-toting populace is not ideal—but it is the world we live in. We have police at sporting events and the airport but not at schools? The argument I keep hearing is that Columbine had a security guard and he didn’t stop the carnage. So, based on that one incident we should dismiss the idea outright? That’s as silly as Wayne LaPierre saying there’s no point in requiring background checks because some people with criminal intent will commit crimes regardless. That being said, I hate background checks. I don’t even like it when the cashier at a department store asks me for my zip code. I don’t pretend there isn’t an unfortunate amount of gun violence in this country. But, we are a gun-loving society.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: freedom, real liberty, is messy; it’s scary; and, sometimes, it’s dangerous. Would there be a lot less gun violence if the government went house to house, confiscating weapons and ammo? Most assuredly. Would I want to live in a society that’s even more dystopian than it is now? Most certainly not. About a decade or so ago I was at a local hardware store, looking for a lock for my home. I asked the elderly sales associate if the lock in question was strong enough to keep burglars out. I’ll never forget his response: “Son, it’s gonna keep honest people honest.” Ultimately, the new legislation being promoted is going to have the same effect that similar terror-induced laws have: it’s gonna keep honest people honest. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is for people to teach their children proper gun safety; for communities to develop watch programs to help combat crime; for prosecutors to prosecute people who violate gun laws; for schools to give kids alternatives to hanging out with gangs; for those with violent tendencies to get counseling; for the severely mentally ill to get medical attention; and, for people to keep their guns out of the hands of anyone they do not trust.

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Charlevoix County college sports digest chris graber special to the gazette


• Wyatt Drost (Charlevoix 2011) contributed the No. 5 score for Saginaw Valley State in a first place finish at the Cardinal Spring Invitational on March 24 at Boone Links Golf Course in Florence, Ky. Among the field of five teams, the Cardinals were able to outlast GLIAC-rival Wayne State for a nail-biting 448-449 victory. After the first round, the Warriors held a commanding 297304 lead but surrendered the lead in the nine-hole second round competition. Overall, Drost placed 13th with a score at 116 (80-36). On Monday, the sophomore once again contributed as the No. 5 scorer for SVSU in a seventh-place finish at the UW Parkside Spring Invitational in Columbus, Ind. Among the field 14 teams, Parkside claimed the title with a score at 598, while SVSU ended with a total at 611. Overall, Drost finished 63rd with a score at 162 (80-82).


• Kolbi Shumaker (Boyne City 2011) contributed on the mound one contest for Alma (5-10, 1-5 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) to provide one strikeout through 1.2 innings complemented with an earned run average at 4.5. The Scots will resume competition at Trine (8-8, 4-4 MIAA) on Saturday in Angola, Ind.


Boyne District Library will kick off a public awareness campaign during National Library Week with an Open House on Wednesday April 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. Refreshments, door prizes, and drawings for book baskets will be featured, as well as a chance to connect with library staff and show support for your public library.

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• Bill Ivan (Charlevoix 2010) is a 6’4, 303 pound tackle for Indiana, who completed its Spring Scrimmage at home on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind. The redshirt junior is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time letter winner.


• Eric Buday (Charlevoix 2011) has yet to participate in the outdoor season for Michigan State,

but the sophomore has contributed for the Spartans in middle distance events through his career. He holds collegiate personal records in the 800 and 1500 at 1:54.4 and 3:54.25, respectively. MSU will resume competition by hosting the Spartan Invitational at home on Friday in East Lansing. • Luke Hawley (East Jordan 2012) placed fifth with the 4x400 (3:36.32) and ninth in the 600 (1:26.57) for Aquinas at the Grand Rapids Open on Saturday in Grand Rapids. The freshman narrowly missed establishing a new collegiate PR in the 600 with his current PR in the event at 1:26.52. • Andrew Plude (Charlevoix 2012) has yet to participate in the outdoor season for SVSU, but the freshman contributed in middle distance events for the Cardinals during the indoor season. He holds a collegiate PR in the 800 at 2:02.97. SVSU will resume competition at the Spartan Invitational. • Tevin Larmond (Boyne City 2012) is a member of Spring Arbor, who has not competed since the Early Bird Relays on March 16 in Cincinnati. Among the field of 13 teams, the Cougars placed runner-up to the Bearcats, 171-89. Spring Arbor will resume competition on Saturday at the Huntington Invitational in Huntington, Ind. • Tyler Nachazel (East Jordan 2012) may get his first experience of this outdoor season for Adrian, who will host the Adrian All-American Invitational on Saturday at home. The freshman competed in four competitions for the Bulldogs cross country program in the fall to contribute a PR in the 8000 at 28:21.


Hannah Hybl (Charlevoix 2011) is an infielder for Alma (12-6, 2-0 MIAA), who is on a twogame winning streak heading into a matchup on Friday at Calvin College (5-12, 4-4 MIAA) in Grand Rapids.

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Around the County Winemaker’s Tapas Night

Join us 5:30-8 p.m. on April 20 at Mackinaw Trail Winery as we feature a Winemaker’s Tapas Night with The Jordan Inn 127 Water St. Friday is Sushi Day! Downtown Boyne City

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Enjoy six exceptional wines paired with six delectable tapas. Winemaker Dustin Stabile will discuss the creation of each wine & Chef Joseph Krumholz of the Jordan Inn will explain the inspiration behind each plate. Tickets at $50 per person are going fast!

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used guns as part of their job. A gun course with someone who has only done range time is like a CPR course from someone who has never performed CPR -- you aren’t getting the big picture. There’s more that needs to be taught than basic gun safety and recitation of the phrase, “I was afraid for my life” to avoid a potential lawsuit. You need to know that when you aim a gun at someone, you’re also aiming at whoever could be behind that wall. You need to know what a ricochet is, and why it should be considered before you pull the trigger. 8. The list of disqualifiers for receiving a license to carry a firearm concealed needs a serious overhaul. A conviction of malicious use of telephones should not be a barrier to defending myself, and neither should any crime that isn’t gun, violence, or alcohol related. The psychiatric requirements are a little overboard too, in my humble opinion. Currently, anyone with a diagnosed mental illness, regardless of whether they are receiving treatment, can not obtain a license. That means potentially, a woman into her 60’s who suffered from depression in college 40 years ago could be barred from carrying a firearm. That’s not right. 9. Drop the “Over 21” requirement. As a 20 year old, I could work as a Paramedic and routinely made lifechanging decisions for people in the heat of the moment, I had the ability to join the armed forces and defend our country (with a whole lot more than a pistol, mind you), I could buy land and sell a car, the list goes on. So you’re telling me that I can buy land but not defend it, shoot a grenade launcher at the enemy but not carry a pistol to defend my wife and kids, and while the State of Michigan thought I was responsible enough to hold people’s lives in my hand, I wasn’t responsible enough to try and save my own if it became necessary. I think that answer speaks for itself.

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

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