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No. 125 3, IssueCounty 21 • Seek Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 the Citizens Serving topics of interest to allVolume of Charlevoix • No. 139 - Vol.Truth, 3 - Issue 35Serve • ‘Seekthe the Truth, Serve the•Citizens’ • Wednesday April 25, 2012

sEREniTy People’ s Essentials Choice

Teckla Danielson, 15 and Christian Danielson, 8 along with four of their other siblings released Japanese paper lanterns in Boyne City to honor the one-year anniversary of the death of their mother, Denise Stockdill, who died of cancer in 2011.

Benjamin gohs associate editor

Elks snub Ramblers

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Boyne City Rambler Keegan Lablance, #33, defies gravity as he goes up for a photo by faulknor shot against Elkchris Rapids last Tuesday Jan. 10. Elk Rapids beat Boyne City 61-54.

Citizens, business owners and community leaders gathered on Thursday Jan. 12, to discuss the overall goals they would like to see achieved over the next couple of years in Boyne City. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain opened the event with a rundown of the previous goal-setting session from a couple years ago and what type, if any, progress has been made on those goals. “I look around with what I see as balanced growth – it hasn’t all happened in one sector,” he said of the highest priority, which was job creation and retention. “Over-

26 students received awards at Boyne City all, with what’s going on with the High School’s economy, I think we 3rd did fairly well with that.” annual People’s Cain said a number of new busiChoice nesses haveAwards stayed, with several

more businesses planning to open chris faulknor in the nearpublisher future. The Dilworth Hotel was a top priAt this event, students do ority andunique Cain said a lot of prognot know which teacher nominatress has been made, but there is ed them, why they have been much workoryet to be done. nominated. The Boyne Beach Club property, Each said, teacher givenminor the chance Cain hasisseen progto recognize one student, whether ress and so too has broadband acit be for academia, kindness, athcess. letics, or just being goodrenewed person. The DDA plan has abeen “Tonight, we honor oursaid, speand extended which,you, Cain cial guests, for making Boyne City helped set the tone for positive High School a better place. There »goaLs, pG. are many reasons why5 we, the staff, wish to honor and recognize you,” began a video produced by the school’s own visual imaging team. “Each one of you has made a difference in your own unique way. For some of you, we will compliance with the construcrecognize your accomplishments, tion code. Neither the Bureau of your ability to always do the right Construction Codes nor Charlevthing, your work ethic, your outoix County has the ability to enstanding efforts, your desire for force your contract with a builder education, your positive attitude. which is your agent.” For others, we honor your ability Fletcher said he has contacted nuto be a great role model, your sermerous state officials on the matvice to your community, the difter and has determined the matter ference you have made in the lives is not the responsibility of the of others, your perseverance to county. overcome challenges, your infecThe homeowner in question is tious smile, your growth and maDiane Gustin and she, for several turity, your positive impact on this years, has requested the county school, your outstanding efforts. intervene on the matter. Tonight is about you, and what “Coming from Irvin Poke he’s you have done to make Boyne saying it’s a civil matter between City High School a better place.” the contractor and the owner and I • “I enjoyed working with this would like to know … what is the young person in a variety of setultimate outcome of what Mrs. tings. This young person exhibGustin wants?” Fletcher said. its a friendly personality. I have “We, in our department, cannot watched this individual go above force someone to do anything. I and beyond to make others feel cannot handcuff a contractor and included. This young person has drag him down to the construcgained respect from peers, teachtion site and say ‘fix this’ and ‘do ers, staff, and community memthat.’” bers,” said Linda King, a secretary Fletcher said his predecessor perat Boyne City High courtesy School. photo formed a “very thorough” inspec“There are many words that can tion after Gustin filed a complaint Ty Wellman is pictured upside down as he pulls a trick. be used to describe this young person. Among these would be kerfuffle cont. pg5

Grant check Construction Rocket man comes home kerfuffle Elementary Homeowner claims checks out students county delinquent Benjamin gohs associate editor

Boyne’s own extreme skier Ty WellConcern caused on duties; Building man will be back in Northern Michiby confusion over officials gan for a high-flying competition at say they’ve the end of this month. $1,700 grant fee done Wellman,their who haspart been skiing since Benjamin gohs associate editor

megan wilson Charlevoix County Commissioners contributingdubious writer over a $1,700 check Students see the for light with grant-writMichigan history project. ing services One project Boyneidentified City Eldurementary School students ing the Jan.in11, Laura Houser’s classregular have been board working on is the meeting Lighthouse can Project. rest easy. Several of the “We’ve switched over to Michicommissiongan lighthouses so that the kids CHERiE BRoWE ers were taken might be able to go and see aback when the lighthouse they’ve written about,” said Houser.they discovered County Clerk Cherie The Charlevoix Lighthouse Project was Browe had been paid $1,700 for her based on a book entitled “Keep work on securing a nearly $48,000 the Lights Burning, Abbie” by remonumentation grant in late 2011, Peter and Connie Roop. but according to Charlevoix County The book is a story in which a Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he young girl is entrusted the care who allocated the funding to Browe of istheallowed lighthouse her faas underwhile Michigan State ther is away at sea. law. Houserishas doing thisthat,” typehe “There no been question I did of project for 15 years. And, said in a telephone interview on Frialong the help parents day Jan.with 13. “She didn’tofeven know and Boyne CityonPublic Schools what was going with that particuart item.” teacher Marla Watson, it has lar beenmay a huge success. That explain Browe’s apparent confusion over why she was Houser said people frompaid thethe money whenalso questioned by the comcommunity help with missioners during the meeting. project. “As far asHellstrom I’m concerned, wasn’t “Bernie is anit elecusual and so I asked questions about trician and he talks to the kids it,” said Charlevoix County Comin the lighthouse project,” said missioner Shirlene Trippthe (R-District Houser. “He makes lights 1), following the meeting, inifor the houses and wireswho them tially questioned the check which inside.” was listed in the county agenda Lighthouses are chosen by the packet. “In Northern Michigan it just kids when theyhave formangroups seems like we awful and lot of pick them out from the embezzling going on – thebooks month suppliedI by Houser. why so many before, questioned “The kids form own pods, checks were goingtheir to Charter.” and I call them by their light-to She added, “I really didn’t mean house table name. We are a hang her (Browe) out to dry. very I have nautical classroom,” no doubt it themed will be straightened out.”

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he wasBenjamin 11 years old,Gohs is excited to see his friends, family and compete at News Editor one of the hills where he spent so many hours practicing. Nelson Fletcher of the Charlevoix “We’re excited to Department be able to seeaphim County Building compete because we’re not able to proached the Charlevoix County travel all that much to watch him,” Personnel/Internal Government said Ty’s dadonJeff Wellman. April Committee Wednesday Those lookinga to support will be 18, regarding request byTy a Charable to spot him by the pink bandanlevoix County homeowner to inas he wears honor of mother tervene in a indispute shehisalleges who has been fighting stage-four between she and her contractor. breast cancer for several years. “I think this all boils down to a “I’ve only competed once at Gaycivil lord,matter,” but I didFletcher train a lotsaid. on the halfFletcher read a statement pipe at the Otsego Club,” Tyfrom said. Michigan Bureau Construc“I’m feeling a littleofconfident just tion Codes Irvin J. Poke because ofDirector the home-field advanaddressed to the homeowner in tage.” question the matter: “CharThe 2012onUSSA Revolution Tour levoix has provided you30 will beCounty in Gaylord from Jan. with a very thorough inspection report»wellman, … it is the responsibility pG. 9 of you and your builder to determine how your project is brought into

Remembering the Generals

Boyne Business Expo April 26 megan wilson contriButing writer

The fourth annual Boyne Business Expo & Taste of Boyne is bigger than ever with 97 exhibitors featuring restaurants, breweries and assorted businesses from throughout the region. Last year’s event drew nearly 1,000 attendees and, with a dozen gourmet tasting booths, numerous interactive displays, games, prizes and drawings, organizers expect to well exceed those numbers. “This is probably one of the best things we do for our member businesses,” said Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Baumann. “If you’re in a business locally you don’t have a thousand people walking by your door photo by chris fauLknor every day … but this is a way for Christopher Fair (right) and Jeffre Kelts show off an old Horton Bay genbusinesses to show what they can do

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 at Jon photoparties by josh sampson

erals jersey from their playing days decades ago. Food, fun and prizes are just some of the high points of the Boyne BusipG. 5 expo cont. pg4 ness Expo & Taste of Boyne from 3 - 7 p.m.»Generals, on Thursday April 26.

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caring, persevering, determined, courteous, conscientious, and mature. This person’s inshelby adams terest and Benjamin gohs genuine associate editor concern for others is exemplary. It is with great honor that I presThe Boyne City Commission reent my people’s choice award to viewed the status of complaints reShelby lating to Adams.” the Kirtland Products wood • “It’smanufacturing easy to honor, especially pellet facility during tonight, the kind of kids thatmeethave the regular Tuesday Jan. 10, a good GPA and excellent classing. room City performance,” said teacher Boyne Planning Director Scott Chris Ames. “The separate piece McPherson gave commissioners to that is how they handle life, and an overview of the situation before the vibrance and energy they bring audience members spoke for and against company. My candidate to thethe classroom. “Since start package of production of has thatthewhole going on, Kirtland Products we have had comwith great academic performance, plaints about the operation,” he said. but also a personality I look for“While most of the complaints we ward to every day, so Michelle have hadcongratulations!” in regards to noise there Plante, have also concerns • In gettingbeen to know my raised nomiabout odors and dust. In the Boyne nee over the course of this year, City Zoning Ordinance the perforI learned that with this person, if mance standards 21.78 addresses three words will do it, he’s gonna noise, odor, dust – similar types of use three words, no more,” nuisances. In addition the citybegan also Visual Imaging Instructor Randy has a noise ordinance which specifiCalcuterra. “So in honor that, cally addresses motors, fans, of dryers, I’m going to give you some similar mechanisms, similar toadjecwhat tives that my candidate. Kirtland hasdescribe at their facility.” r e a tseem ive, McPherson added, “It Cdoes novapretty clear that they areiinn violation tive, takes of that ordinance.” McPherson said the cityahassense been inof contact with Kirtland toownership, ensure they are aware of the issues. and just has “To their credit they have a seemed fantasto be proactive and sincere in theirto tic quest efforts to resolve these issues. alwaysHowbe ever,andrew the impact is ongoing and itand is deneau better unacceptable at certain levels it learn and more. does need to be remedied as soon as My nominee - Andrew Deneau” possible,” McPherson said. “If they • “This student is polite, and kind. do continue to violate the ordinances He has a great work ethic, it is obthe city does have the ability to isvious he has or hadtoarequest great enrole sue civilthat infractions model, and is a great role model forcement orders.” himself.” saidfrom teacher PamProdMcRepresentatives Kirtland Dowell. “It is my pleasure to give ucts were in attendance. my People’s Choice Award to Mr. Audience members were instructed Moeke” toGerritt keep their comments to five min• “As most of us meet a utes or educators, fewer. “We are aware of the complaints and

City, public & Kirtland discuss noise and other complaints at public hearing

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Page 2 Boyne City Gazette April 25, 2012

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Bob Taylor: A watchdog after our own hearts “Is there any public comment today,” asked the chair. It was a question required to be asked - the item was on the agenda, chris faulknor and it was ‘two cents’ the board’s policy to accept comments from the public twice during each meeting, in fact. At first, nobody spoke. This is typical, unless there is something on the agenda that carries some type of controversy. Slowly, one lone man stood up. Some in the audience who frequented these meetings rolled their eyes,

others even groaned. As the man pulled a sheet of lined paper out of his pocket and began to read, some fidgeted in their seats. That man’s name is Bob Taylor, a self-proclaimed “government watchdog,” and he takes that title very seriously. I hinted above that some tune out Mr. Taylor’s comments, and even implied that there might be some resentment. What I forgot to mention is that Bob Taylor shows up at many meetings throughout Charlevoix County, and has several key issues that often provoke a comment from him. The subject of those issues has nothing to do with my point, but his actions are the same regardless. This citizen does several key things that any concerned citizen should do, and whether or not everyone

agrees with each of his points, I admire several of his actions. First off, he researches. Bob Taylor spends hours in the County Clerk’s office, Register of Deeds office, and digging through archives, making sure he (as well as our officials) has the facts right, and takes nothing for granted. Research is very important. The Boyne City Gazette has a policy to take nothing for granted without seeing the records for ourselves. We take nobodies word as to the contents of a document - a good practice for anyone looking to keep up on their government. Second, he participates in meetings and contacts his elected officials. I have seen him in Chris Christensen’s office more than once, always with a cup of coffee in his hand.

He attends meetings, and reports his feelings to those who are elected, paid, and hopefully honored for the privilege of representing his interests. Third, Mr. Taylor keeps up on the news. We at The Boyne City Gazette attend local government meetings so that you, the citizens, can stay informed. We report on the issues that come up and the actions that are taken to enable you to be an active citizen. Fourth (and finally), Mr. Taylor doesn’t quit. When he feels a question isn’t answered enough, he asks again. When he feels he’s being stonewalled, he files a FOIA request. If he has something to say, he stands up during public comment. If he feels his comments didn’t get

enough recognition, he stands up at the next meeting, and he says them again. I haven’t agreed with Bob Taylor on every issue he has commented on. There have been days when a meeting ran long, and I sighed at another public comment (sorry, Bob) But amidst all of that, I will always admire Bob Taylor for exercizing his rights as a citizen, and not letting those rights be trodden upon. We may not all have time to visit every meeting, but what can we do? Start here - read the articles printed here in The Boyne City Gazette. We pride ourselves on quality, true, and balanced coverage. We put our integrity and honor on the proverbial block every time a new issue comes out, and we will not stop. Let us help you on your way.

Beautiful Boyne says: Caterpillars can fly and so do we “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.” I was in Leslie’s fasciannethurston-brandley nating shop ‘beautiful boyne’ on Water Street recently when my eye found the above words imprinted on a wall hanging. Such quotes from men and women nearby and in the most remote spots of our world, both today and way into the past cause me to shake my head. These bits of everyday, so obvious bits of truth fit into our lives no matter where our feet are planted. The wonder and hidden humor we ingest from the caterpillar bit finds a place in all of us. So often we unconsciously set a goal for ourselves in the belief once it is achieved everything will be in place from then

on, only to discover we have turned into a different person along the way. A person who is someone we never anticipated becoming, and who in turn leads us on into another world with yet more unbelievable goals to reach. Becoming a team member, a spouse, a parent, a co-worker or the ‘in charge person’ are times the caterpillar suddenly is no longer and in his place appears a butterfly which shares no resemblance with his former self at all. I saw this reflected in my family pictures as I laid the photos of a member out on the table top ranging from infancy, through childhood, into adulthood, middle age and eventually old age. Not once could I discover any of the infant in the ancient one; even in the two whose baby shots seemed those of twins as in the case of my mother and myself. It is only the difference in attire that flashes the truth of the birth years – twenty two years apart. Despite this unbelievable resem-

blance with which we had each entered our lives the adult versions couldn’t have been more different. Mother was five foot four and I grew to five foot nine. She never allowed herself to weigh more than 116 and I held on to 138 for my first half century but somehow blew that one in this last half; despite my constant effort to the contrary. Everyone in the world who we lived with, where and how deepened our differences. These differences often fall upon us in the manner of the caterpillar; out of the blue, totally unpredictably and unnoticed. To suddenly assume the speed of flight when it had always been impossible to move at any pace faster than a sluggish crawl seems so natural it flies right beyond our perception. I believe in the human lifetime this is exactly the change which over night falls upon those of us who enter parenthood. From that very instance when we first hear, see

and hold our child the metamorphosis within ourselves is so instantaneous we never truly understand or even acknowledge it as the change it is. Life suddenly brims over with the unexpected and our resultant responses would have been impossible for the caterpillar we were to even envision. Within us are layers upon layers of abilities, love and concern that would never have come forth without the child. Until we die our world will remain one of wings. I find myself actually feeling sorry for those among us who because of physical reasons or personal preference do not have a child. They will never experience the life of wings no matter their social or economic success. For Ed and myself we were blessed beyond all belief because we were given three orphaned grandchildren to hold in our arms, care for and prepare for their lifetimes. As long as I live I will remain

their ‘mother’ and one to whom they can turn in moments of great joy or times of concern. Those who are unable to have their own child and make the choice to adopt are choosing the future of wings in their lives. They can give to the child not just the obvious shelter and food, but most importantly the emotional support each of us so requires as we crawl or fly through life. The same is true of love and marriage, although somehow in this age of self concern over fifty percent of those who marry today fail to understand how to use the wings of love to fly. atb1923.wordpress.com

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POLICE & COURT REPORTS

April 25, 2012 Boyne City Gazette Page 3

Charlevoix County Court Reporter

District Court The following cases were recently decided in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court James Richard Grenke, 83 of Frederic - Operating w/o License on Person. To pay $90 in fines and costs. Sunday February 6 Cloudy 27

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Nicolas Jeffrey Kerr, 24 of Petoskey - Assault and Battery. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 82 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation, submit to PBT/drug tests, not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances, to pay $675 in fines and costs Jeremy John Murphy, 33 of Boyne City - Impaired Driving. To serve 36 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 5 days community service in lieu of jail time, and 30 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for 6 months, submit to PBT/drug tests, not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances, pay $725 in fines and costs. Logan Weston Kline, 19 of Elk Rapids - Impaired Driving. To serve 41 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 10 days community service in lieu of jail time, and 30 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for 9 months, submit to PBT/drug tests, not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances, pay $925 in fines and costs. Wade Alan Druckenmiller, 26 of

Charlevoix - Operating w/o License on Person. To pay $300 in fines and costs by 5/1/12 or serve 12 days in jail. Brandon Scott Hughes, 18 of Charlevoix - Assault and Battery. To serve 88 days in jail with credit for 88 days served. To pay $300 in fines and costs. James Gilbert Bearss, 75 of Charlevoix - Failure to Stop and Identify at an Accident. To pay $400 in fines and costs. Nathan Russell Barnes, 23 of Boyne City - Disorderly ConductObscene. To serve 90 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 15 days of community service in lieu of jail time, 64 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for 1 year, pay $350 in fines and costs. Charles Edward Black Jr, 51 of East Jordan - Impaired Driving. To serve 41 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 10 days community service in lieu of jail time, and 30 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for 9 months, submit to PBT/drug tests, not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances, pay $925 in fines and costs.

Thomas Samuel Antoine, 56 of East Jordan - Disorderly Person/ Drunk. To serve 83 days in jail with credit for 2 days served. To pay $425 in fines and costs. Circuit Court The following cases were recently decided in Charlevoix’s 33rd Circuit Court Hope Marie Cutler, 35 of East Jordan - Controlled Substance Delivery/Manufacture (Schedule 4) - To serve 61 days in jail with credit for 61 days served. Brian Keith Simons, 43 of East Jordan - Controlled SubstanceDelivery/Manufacture of Marijuana, Maintaining a Drug House. To serve 60 days with credit for 2 days served. To pay $784 in fines, costs, and restitution. DBA’s The following businesses filed for a Doing Business As with the county clerk Majestic Home Health Care at 4776 S. US-31 Unit 3 in Charlevoix by Patrick Alan Beyer Reminisce Photography by Rachelle by Rachelle Schlickall at 8175

Letters From Gazette Readers Please reconsider Editor: An Open Letter to Northwest Hospice of Charlevoix County Let me get this right... I just received my invitation for this years fund raiser to be held in June at the Castle in Charlevoix. The ticket price is now $100.00 per person... A sit down dinner with a verbal auction and entertainment will be provided. My association with Hospice goes back to the mid 1970s when my wife Jan served as a board member and every year since then. I was especially appreciative of the assistance Hospice provided when she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease and required in-home care. In those early days, the fund raisers were held at Boyne Mountain. The fair was finger food, a cash bar, and long tables of donated items by artists and local citizens. Jim White and Jeff Macfarline provided a great fun-filled verbal auction. These events were well attended and a great time was had by all. Several years ago, the decision was made to move the event to Charlevoix and the Castle. For the first few years, the format was essentially the same. Then it was changed to a sit down dinner, limited space for donated items, and insufficient time to even view the items. Now this year, you have eliminated the silent auction and raised the price again, now to $100.00 per person. At a time when the average family

is in financial duress you have effectively eliminated them from attending. Further by doing away with the silent auction you have eliminated the “grass roots people” who would donate items thereby maintaining a connection and feeling that they were contributing to your cause. Your support comes from all the citizens of Charlevoix County, not just a few. You obviously do not understand the value of the social networking that takes place between attendees that occurred with the prior format. I seriously think that your board needs to revisit their fundraising operations and how to maintain the connection with your supporters. While I will continue to be an advocate for your mission, I will no longer be attending nor supplying donated items. Richard Fish Alcohol awareness Editor: Spring is an exciting time of year for high school students. For many of our area high schools, prom and graduation are right around the corner. Along with these exciting events, parents and caring adults should be aware that the end of the school year is also a high-risk time for underage drinking. In fact, statistics show that one third of the alcohol related fatalities involving teens occur during prom and graduation season. However, being informed and prepared can keep our children safe. That is why the Michigan De-

partment of Community Health (MDCH) is encouraging all adults to “Do Your Part” to prevent underage drinking. Although most teens will choose not to drink, according to the Michigan Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 69% of Michigan high school students in grades 9 through 12 reported having at least one drink during their lifetime. So, how can you “Do Your Part” to prevent alcohol use among teens? Set clear rules about not drinking and consequences for breaking them. Help your kids identify alcoholfree activities or offer to host an alcohol-free post prom or graduation party. Talk to other parents about postevent activities to ensure alcohol won’t be present. Remind them never to get in the car with a driver who has been drinking. April is Alcohol Awareness month, and the perfect time to have a conversation with your children about the dangers of underage drinking. All concerned community members can take part in local Alcohol Awareness Month activities during the month of April. Visit www.michigan.gov/mdch-bsaas to find local events or Town Hall Meetings. Amy Speigl Substance Abuse Prevention Educator Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Ferry Road in Eveline Township Divorces The following people have filed for divorce Neil Misner vs. Donna Misner Suzanne Peterman vs. Roderick Peterman Marriages The following people have applied for a marriage license with the county clerk Vincent Left, 56 and Mary Beth Kur, 48 - both of Charlevoix James Kohlbeck, 50 and Tracy Hansut, 43 - both of Boyne Falls Michael Sero Jr., 31 and Shanda Waisanen, 27 - both of Boyne City Kevin Kemp, 52 and Candith Jaquith, 53 - both of Charlevoix

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From pg.1 before a big crowd.” Baumann said large booth spaces offer merchants and service providers to demonstrate their offerings as opposed to simply handing out brochures. “We have a landscaper this year who is going to construct a landscaping booth with a fountain,” Baumann said. “Some people will show what they do with laptops and video or

FROM PAGE ONE tality students, Spicy Bob’s Italian Express, the Blue Harbor Grill at Sommerset Pointe, Green Plate Catering, The

photos of their products – and they will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with people and answer questions.” Baumann said while the event is great for local businesses, it is also a lot of fun for visitors. “People can mingle and talk with friends and there is a lot of good food and good information,” Baumann said. “People say they never knew we had this many businesses and this many different things in the community.” Some of this year’s Taste of Boyne booths featured will be manned by the Boyne City High School Hospi-

And, don’t miss the announcement of the winners of the Boyne City Gazette’s QR code scavenger hunt. One lucky person will win $500, and several other cash prizes will also be awarded. BBQ, Sunset Grill, Glen’s Market, BC Pizza, Mackinaw Trail Winery and the Jordan Inn. “The restaurants and caterers are

one of the major attractions,” Baumann said. “Admission is $5, and you get to visit all the food booths.” He added, “Solace Spa gives chair massages and the Humane Society brings animals that might be up for adoption; artists paint murals on the walls and some businesses offer drawings for prizes.” Baumann said the entire community is invited to this growing event. “If they’re attending for the first time people are typically surprised because they’re going into the old Carter’s store which has been abandoned for a few years, but we decorate the interior of the building

to look like a convention center – it looks very professional,” Baumann said. The expo will also feature Michigan crafted beers, blood pressure screenings, a free shuttle service to and from the parking lots at the Charlevoix County Road Commission and St. Matthew Church. The $5 admission is at the door and there will also be a cash bar. The expo is scheduled from 3 p.m. To 7 p.m. On Thursday April 26 at the former Carter’s grocery store at 1315 Boyne Ave. M-75 South. Call the chamber of commerce for more information at (231) 582-6222.

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Boyne City Elementary School teacher Laura Houser’s students have been studying Michigan lighthouses. Pictured above are some of the lighthouses, complete with working lights, built by students.

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said Houser. This type of project covers every subject area, from gathering information for the project, to forming sentence structures and working on the computers to typing the reports. “We explore different types of ways to research for projects. Sometimes we e-mail lighthouse

keepers as well as using the internet to get information,” said Houser. “I also post information on the classroom blog.” The lighthouses were finished March 19, and have been put on display in the elementary school media center. “I enjoy doing this every year, and I think it’s a great way for kids to learn about their state. It’s a way for kids to do a report on something they can actually go and experience,” said Houser. “They do a lot of academic research in-

volved with these projects.” Houser’s students had varying opinions on the project, but all of them seemed to enjoy it. “It was fun to learn about the history of the lighthouses, why they were painted the way they were and how tall they were,” said one student. Another student commented on the importance of preserving history by saying, “Learning about the history of the lighthouses, why it was painted the way it was and how tall it was was fun.”

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contractor in question. Turkelson said Gustin did not keep up with payments to the contractor and the work stopped accordingly. From pg.1 Turkelson said the contractor attempted to address some issues with the state. several years ago but was not al“I think it all boils down to a lowed on the property. breakdown between the contracGustin said the contractor had amtor and the homeowner,” Fletcher ple access. said. “I tried to encourage the conJarema advised the committee to tractor to continue but they were at gather all available information an impasse.” on the matter, and Gustin claims he asked building the person who officials during the obtains a permit meeting about the is responsible for I think it all boils down to process for dealing fixing any related a breakdown between with this type of issite violations. sue. She claimed the the contractor and the “The process would person who obhomeowner. be for either the tained the permit person that took out is best friends the permit complete with Charlevoix — nelson fletcher, bldg dept. the work and call County Prosecuus for final inspector John Jarema. She added, “I slipped through the tion,” Fletcher said. “Or, another Gustin said the former building cracks … and it’s been six years contractor could pull the permit … head went to the prosecutor’s ofand nothing has happened.” and when the work was completed fice for assistance for at least a Chris Turkelson appeared on be- the contractor would call for final year to no avail. Gustin read from the Stille-DeR- half of Norman Carlson Jr., the inspection and we would go do a

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ossett-Hale. Single State Construction Code Act, which governs code violations. “It states right in this act – this is the building department’s bible – they are in charge of penalties, remedies and sanctions for violations of the act,” Gustin said. “It states if the local governmental authority doesn’t do their job then you go to the attorney general’s office and they do.”

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Attorney Chris Turkelson speaks on behalf of his client concerning an alleged construction issue between two Charlevoix County residents, one of whom is seeking intervention by the Charlevoix County officials. final inspection.” Jarema asked whose office is responsible for issuing citations if necessary. “Our office can issue a citation,” Fletcher said. Jarema asked if at any time had he

refused to prosecute any matters dealing with building code violations because of who the permit holder was. Fletcher said Jarema had not refused to address any related issues. No action was taken on the matter.

PUBLIC NOTICE • PUBLIC NOTICE • PUBLIC NOTICE CHARLEVOIXCOUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SYNOPSIS April 11, 2012 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met April 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Charlevoix County Commissioners room. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the minutes of the March 28, 2012 meetings as corrected. Motion approved Resolution #12031, Approve County Expenditures. Motion approved Resolution #12032, Project Authorization Resolution. Motion adjourned the meeting at 11:07 a.m. Complete copies of Board minutes can be found on the County website,www.charlevoixcounty.org. Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk

CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION

April 10, 2012 Regular Meeting Approved the March 27, 2012 regular City Commission meeting minutes; Approved to commit to MIDeal to purchase 500 tons of road salt for the 2012/2013 Winter season; adopted Resolution to Establish a Millage Rate of 15.51 for the City of Boyne City FY 2012/2013; adopted General Appropriations Act for FY 2012/2013 Resolution; adopted the Fee Schedule for FY 2012/2013 Resolution; adopted revised Rules and Regulations governing the harbor area, marina operations, marina facilities and boat launches; approved proposed agreements with townships for EMS services with Bay, Evangeline, Eveline, Hudson, Melrose and Bay Townships The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF BOYNE CITY COUNTY OF CHARLEVOIX

SECOND READING AND CONSIDERATION TO ENACT AN AMENDMENT TO THE BOYNE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES At a regular Boyne City City Commission Meeting held at City Hall on March 27, 2012 at noon, an amendment to Boyne City Zoning Ordinance (A-80) was presented as a first reading. A second reading is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm for Proposed amendments to Article III and Article IV City of Boyne City Zoning Ordinance, and to Section 6.1 (a) of the General Ordinance to add provisions and requirements for the keeping and raising of up to four chickens in the Traditional Residential District and

the Rural Estate District This Ordinance shall become effective fifteen (15) days from its enactment. First Reading: March 27, 2012 Second reading: May 8, 2012

ELECTION NOTICE

NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION TO THE ELECTORS OF BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT CHARLEVOIXEMMET INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE HELD MAY 8, 2012 To the qualified electors of the Beaver Island Community School District notice is hereby given that a School Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012: To vote on the following proposal (s) (if any): OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL EXEMPTING PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE AND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY 15.7908 MILLS FOR ONE YEAR AND SPECIAL EDUCATION MILLAGE RENEWAL 1.16 MILLS FOR FOUR YEARS Full text of the ballot proposals may be obtained at the office of Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk at the address listed at the end of this notice. The Polls of said election will be open at 7 o’clock a.m. and will remain open until 8 o’clock p.m. of said day of election. List of all polling place locations: St. James Township Hall 37735 Michigan Avenue Beaver Island, MI 49782 The above polling location is handicap accessible and voter instructions are available in alternative formats (audio and Braille). I, Marilyn Cousineau, Treasurer of Charlevoix County, Michigan, hereby certify that as of March 16, 2012, the records of this office indicate that the total of all voted increases over and above the tax limitation established by the Constitution of Michigan, in any local units of government affecting the taxable property located in Beaver Island Community School, Charlevoix County, Michigan, is as follows: By Charlevoix County: .25 Mills 2009-2012 Public Transit .40 Mills 2008-2011 Senior Citizen .15 Mills 2008-2011 Recycling .75 Mills 2011-2014 G r a n d v u e Operating .1750 Mills 2001-2011 G r a n d v u e Bond 1.00 Mills 2009-2023 Road Improvement

By St. James Twp: 1.00 Mills 2008-2011 EMS Millage 1.00 Mills 2010-2012 Fire Protection 2.00 Mills 2010-2012 Health Center 2.00 Mills 2010-2012 Road Construction .25 Mills 2007-2011 Historical Society 1.75 Mills 2010-2014 Transfer Station .75 Mills 2007-2011 Airport

By Peaine Twp: 2.00 Mills 2009-2013 Transfer Station 1.00 Mills 2009-2013 Fire Protection 1.00 Mills 2007-2011 Road Millage 2.00 Mills 2010-2013 Health Center .75 Mills 2007-2011 Airport By the School District: None Cheryl Potter Browe County Clerk/Election Coordinator 203 Antrim Street Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-7200

ELECTION NOTICE

NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION TO THE ELECTORS OF EAST JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT CHARLEVOIX-EMMET INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE HELD MAY 8, 2012 To the qualified electors of the East Jordan School District notice is hereby given that a School Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012: To vote on the following proposal (s) (if any): OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL EXEMPTING PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE AND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY 2.25 MILLS FOR THE YEAR 2012 AND SPECIAL EDUCATION MILLAGE RENEWAL 1.16 MILLS FOR FOUR YEARS Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the office of Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk at the address listed at the end of this notice. The Polls of said election will be open at 7 o’clock a.m. and will remain open until 8 o’clock p.m. of said day of election. List of all polling place locations: East Jordan City Hall 101 Civic Center Lane East Jordan, MI 49727 South Arm Township Hall 02811 S. M-66 Hwy East Jordan, MI 49727 All of the above polling locations are handicap accessible and voter instructions are available in alternative formats (audio and Braille). Any questions concerning which of the above is your polling location; please contact the County Clerk’s Office. I, Marilyn Cousineau, Treasurer of Charlevoix County, Michigan, hereby certify that as of March 16, 2012, the records of this office indicate that the total of all voted increases over and above the tax limitation established by the Constitution of Michigan, in any local units of government affecting the taxable property located in East Jordan Public Schools, Charlevoix County, Michigan, is as follows: By Charlevoix County: .25 Mills 2009-2012 Public Transit .40 Mills 2008-2011 Senior Citizen .15 Mills 2008-2011 Recycling .75 Mills 2011-2014 G r a n d v u e

Operating .1750 Mills 2001-2011 G r a n d v u e Bond 1.00 Mills 2009-2023 Road Improvement By South Arm Twp: None By Eveline Twp: 1.00 Mills 2010-2011 Road Millage By Wilson Twp: 1.00 Mills 2009-2013 Road Millage 1.00 Mills 2009-2013 Fire & Ambulance By the School District: .3943 Mills 2011-2016 Sinking Fund I, Sherry A. Comben, Treasurer of Antrim County, Michigan, hereby certify that as of March 29, 2012, the records of this office indicate that the total of all voted increases over and above the tax limitation established by the Constitution of Michigan, in any local units of government affecting the taxable property located in East Jordan Public Schools, Charlevoix and Antrim Counties, Michigan, is as follows: By Antrim County: .4000 Mills 2012 Commission on Aging 1.0000 Mills 2012-2029 Meadow Brook By Echo Twp: None By Jordan Twp: None By the School District: 18.0000 mills 2012 -2014 (exempting principal residence and qualified agricultural property) .3943 Mills 2011-2016 Sinking Fund Cheryl Potter Browe County Clerk/Election Coordinator 203 Antrim Street Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-7200

ELECTION NOTICE

NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION TO THE ELECTORS OF CHARLEVOIX-EMMET INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE HELD MAY 8, 2012 To the qualified electors of the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District notice is hereby given that a School Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012: To vote on the following proposal (s) (if any): SPECIAL EDUCATION MILLAGE RENEWAL 1.16 MILLS FOR FOUR YEARS Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the office of Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk at the address listed at the end of this notice. The Polls of said election will be open at 7 o’clock a.m. and will remain open until 8 o’clock p.m. of said day of election. List of all polling place locations: Boyne City Hall 319 N. Lake Street Boyne City, MI 49712

Bay Township Hall 05045 Boyne City Road Boyne City, MI 49712 Wilson Township Hall 02530 BC/EJ Road Boyne City, MI 49712 Boyne Valley Township Hall 2489 Railroad Street Boyne Falls MI 49713 Charlevoix Township Hall 12491 Waller Road Charlevoix MI 49720 Hayes Township Hall 09195 Old 31 North Charlevoix MI 49720 Marion Township Hall 03735 Marion Center Road Charlevoix MI 49720 City of Charlevoix 210 State Street Charlevoix MI 49720 All of the above polling locations are handicap accessible and voter instructions are available in alternative formats (audio and Braille). I, Marilyn Cousineau, Treasurer of Charlevoix County, Michigan, hereby certify that as of March 20, 2012, the records of this office indicate that the total of all voted increases over and above the tax limitation established by the Constitution of Michigan, in any local units of government affecting the taxable property located in Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, Charlevoix County, Michigan, is as follows: By Charlevoix County: .25 Mills 2009-2012 Public Transit .40 Mills 2008-2011 Senior Citizen .15 Mills 2008-2011 Recycling .75 Mills 2011-2014 G r a n d v u e Operating .1750 Mills 2001-2011 G r a n d v u e Bond 1.00 Mills 2009-2023 Road Improvement By Boyne Valley Twp: 1.00 Mills 2008-2011 Ambulance .30 Mills 2009-2012 Library .75 Mills 2009-2013 Transfer Station 1.00 Mills 2009-2013 Fire Operational By Evangeline Twp: .70 Mills 2009-2012 Fire Protection By Eveline Twp: 1.00 Mills 2010-2011 Road Millage By Melrose Twp: 1.00 Mills 2008-2011 Road Maintenance .30 Mills 2009-2012 Library .50 Mills 2010-2013 Fire Operation .50 Mills 2010-2013 Fire Sinking .5371 Mills 2003-2033 Fire/Township Hall By Wilson Twp: 1.00 Mills 2009-2013 Road Millage 1.00 Mills 2009-2013 Fire & Ambu-

lance By Charlevoix Twp: 2.00 Mills 2011-2015 Capital Improvements By Hayes Twp: None By Marion Twp: 1.50 Mills 2011-2013 Road struction

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By Norwood Twp: 1.00 Mills 2011-2013 Road Millage .65 Mills 2011-2013 E mergenc y Services By Hudson Twp: 1.00 Mills 2010-2013 Fire Protection 2.00 Mills 2010-2013 Road Improvement Charlevoix School District 1.16 Mills 2008-2011 Operating Boyne Falls School District 1.16 Mills 2008-2011 Operating Boyne City School District: 1.00 Mills 2008-2010 Operating I, Sherry A. Comben, Treasurer of Antrim County, Michigan, hereby certify that as of March 29, 2012, the records of this office indicate that the total of all voted increases over and above the tax limitation established by the Constitution of Michigan, in any local units of government affecting the taxable property located in Boyne Falls Public Schools, Charlevoix and Antrim Counties, Michigan, is as follows: By Antrim County: .4000 Mills 2012 Commission on Aging 1.0000 Mills 2012-2029 Meadow Brook By Warner Twp: 1.5000 Mills 2012-2013 Roads .6500 Mills 2012-2014 Ambulance Authority By Jordan Twp: None By the School District: 18.7416 Mills (exempting principal residence and qualified agricultural properties) Any questions concerning which of the above is your polling location; please contact the County Clerk’s Office. Cheryl Potter Browe County Clerk/Election Coordinator 203 Antrim Street Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-7200

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ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by the promise of business or financial opportunities. You may encounter problems with authority figures that could lead to confinement or delays. Your imagination can help you come up with some high profit ideas. Even you still have things to learn. Taking part in a class or workshop is one way to help this happen. Make sure all of your personal papers & data are in order. Pay close attention to detail & don’t put serious issues on the backburner. If you see the challenge as a puzzle, you’ll be able to put the pieces together. Doubt does not mean no, it simply means that you have to work harder to succeed. TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by new dynamic cycle of change that is about ready to begin. Unpredictable events may disrupt your routine greatly. You may find it hard to get a clear response from a co-worker, mate. You need the information & you need it now, but somehow it may not be forthcoming. Try asking again, with finer delicacy. It may just be that, there’s more here than meets the eye. An act of kindness or gesture of caring can melt the resistance and get you what you want. Your generosity could also put you in the poorhouse. Try not to give others too much. Give them your time, not from your wallet. GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by stressful domestic & personal affairs. Spend time by yourself if at all possible. Your usual cool may not be evident and your emotions could be extreme. Erratic behavior may cause isolation. Allow others to do their own thing. When communicating with children, try to put yourself in their position. It’ll help you take a fresher perspective on the whole situation. You’ll experience a growing awareness of who you are and what you need. By the end of the week, you should have a much clearer sense of where you stand. The greatest pressure is that which you put on yourself. CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a sense of getting yourself organized. Your life has been far too busy lately. Try not to sweep your problems under the rug. Expect disagreements with your partner if financial irresponsibility has left you in a tight spot. The key might be to set limitations on each other’s spending habits. Perhaps you were supposed to take care of this situation long time ago. Slow down and deal with it now. Then you’ll get this problem behind you forever. If you want to make long term plans, make sure you share them with those who will be affected. They’ll appreciate your consideration. Ask direct questions if you have any doubts. LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by responsibilities & get-

ting back to basics. You need to have a conversation with one who wants to hang on to your generous hospitality, forever. Some uncertainty may cause you to take time to make decisions. Your ability to work through complex situations can come in very handy. You need to eliminate distractions and get straight to the heart of the matter. When you do something for yourself your energy flows more freely. By week’s end you’ll be ready to enjoy yourself. VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your need for patience & understanding. Use these valuable virtues to get you through others’ moods. Those around you may start the week with enthusiasm, then lose their way in the process. You can get others to do things for you if you use your charm. Dealing with “wishy-washy” people may test your patience. Try to keep your workload to a normal level, no more long hours. You need your rest, even if you see yourself as too tough to quit. Soothing music or easy reading can make you more comfortable. enough to capture their attention. Use your imagination to get others to follow your lead. This can break down a barrier and can even lead to a new friendship. Children may not be as eager to listen unless you make your conversation interesting. LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by partnerships, teamwork & working towards your mutual goals. You know it is impossible to accomplish anything if you try to do it alone. Bring your leadership qualities to the surface & help organize your mutual efforts. Arguments with family or friends may really set you off. Try hard not to instigate unnecessary friction with anyone. It would be best for you to stay put & avoid conversations that are controversial to start with. Follow your basic instincts & you’ll do very well. Exercise your rights & don’t fear the unknown. Discovery must become your passion. SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by emotions, psychic powers & your ability to use your visions to see past the immediate. You may be able to see much more than the rest of us. You’ll be able to tap into this part of your psyche with little effort. Your perspective will allow you to notice the big patterns that often may be lost in the shuffle of day-today life. Children & loved ones may be on your mind more. Try to get more involved in organizations that help children who are experiencing difficulties. You have much to offer & will gain greatly by the experience. Realize that everyone you influence can help build your confidence & effectiveness on the overall situation. SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by the intuitive and psychic perceptions you receive from many sources. An

intense conversation could be important to you. Reevaluate your past, try to bring out your best qualities, set aside your insecurities. Communications & understanding will increase greatly. Plan outings with family or friends with fun filled conversation. Your knowledge & good sense will help more than you expect. Competition could help your team, especially if you approach it in a positive manner. The goal is not to beat the other person, but only to motivate one another. Objectivity is needed for you to make the best decision. The better choice should become very clear to you. CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by partnerships or marriage possibilities. This is not just about romance; it can also be about friendship and professional partnership. Your involvement with family situation could prove to be very interesting. You may want to watch what you say, though. Your words could be misinterpreted. Your intuitive insights and healing energies can be used positively to help others. Take the time to let your lover know how much you really care. You’ll be able to see the bigger picture and understand that you’ll be enjoying a change of venue, very soon. AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your willingness to take on difficult tasks. Your job may demand that you pay attention to every detail. You prefer to deal with the big picture. A close friend or partner could get on your nerves now. They may be worried about a minor matter that frustrates you. Don’t allow your emotions to make decisions for you. It may cause trouble to control your actions or re-actions. Your emotional well-being will depend on how well you deal with a recent family situation. Don’t take on more responsibilities than you can handle. You may need to learn to let others do things for you for a change. That’ll leave time to explore the wild, new ideas that are filling your head these days. PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by growth in your emotional stability. You don’t have to accept whatever comes your way, but neither should you reject innovation as a matter of course. You may also have the gift of being able to push others in the direction you want them to go. You understand how to use the energy of the team, and this enables you to stretch a dollar with great success. Take some time out to do things with children. You may just find they really need more than you imagined. Try not to lose your patience, support will work better than criticism. Your creative energies may also be strong. Your imagination flourishes to produce beauty, art, and other forms of expression. Be positive & your influence will spread everywhere.

Across: 1. Singer Johnny _________ 5. Definite article 8. Medical “at once!” 12. Cruising 13. Longing 14. Attractive 15. Gradual warming 16. “Alien Vs. _______” 18. Slender candle 20. Presses clothes 21. Deck’s kin 23. Judicial order 24. Unable to read 27. _________ whiz! 28. Lubricant

29. Atlas chart 32. Manual skill 36. Enrages 39. Major artery 40. Quiz choice 41. Festive occasions 43. Mimicked 45. Thick carpet 48. Decorate again 49. Age 50. “A ________ of Two Cities.” 51. Eve’s home 52. Rep.’s opponent 53. Thin Down: 1. Feline 2. Cigar residue 3. City in Wash-

ington 4. Aloha State 5. Variety 6. Mister (Ger.) 7. Compass point (abbr.) 8. Uncommon 9. Private teacher 10. Make up for 11. To the point 17. Weight loss plan 19. Plant holder 21. Glutton 22. Malt beverage 23. Surrealism’s Salvador _______ 25. Many years 26. Disencumber 29. Fire ______ (fire chief)

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30. Fore’s opposite 31. School org. 32. Actor Charlton __________ 33. Site 34. ________ Ripken, Jr. 35. Uses the oven 36. Blazing 37. Appointed 38. Move smoothly 41. Richard _________ of “Chicago” 42. Eve’s mate 44. Turner of Koppel 46. Renowned fighter 47. Diamond, e.g.

BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY

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Boyne students go to DECA

Chef’s Challenge

Scott Mackenzie (bottom, far left) congratulates members of one of the winning teams during the annual Chef’s Challenge event at Boyne Mountain. Members of the Art Institute in Novi, MI fight hard in the Chef’s Challenge (directly below). And, A team comprised of members of the Odawa Casino Resort accept their awards (third photo down) following the competition. This event raises money for the good work of Challenge Mountain which helps disabled people enjoy adventures like skiing and boating.

evaluated the student’s marketing abilities. Business professionals from companies such as Visteon, DTE Energy, T.J. Maxx, J.C. Penney, Ford Motor Company, Finish Line, and SEARS come back year after year to interact with Michigan’s finest marketing students. DECA is the only international student organization operating through schools to attract young people to careers in marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship. Its purposes are to teach occupational proficiency, and to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive enterprise system. This year Boyne City High School had 22 students win their regional event and qualify for the state competition, which nearly doubles their number from last year. Five of these students received finalist medals at the state competition: Shelby Adams, Clifford Meier, Ian Pritchard, Joey Hepner, and Collin Ulvund. Shelby Adams and Clifford Meier teamed up to compete in the Travel and Tourism event, Ian Pritchard and Joey Hepner teamed up to compete in the Hospitality Services event and Collin Ulvund competed in the Hotel and Lodging Management Individual series event. Collin Ulvund took placed first in his event qualifying him for the International Career Development Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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ing and coaching in Detroit and attending graduate school, after a short time, he became the youngest head football coach (at the time) in Detroit Public School history when he was assigned to Cody High School. In 1968 McCullough became head football coach, athletic director and assistant principle at Howell High School and on Aug. 17th, 1968, in Van Wert, Ohio, he married Martha Ann Wells. In the spring of 1972 McCullough moved his family to northern Michigan where he coached football, track, wrestling and skiing at Boyne City High School while teaching physical education and English. In the spring of 1996 McCullough retired from the Boyne City School District but really didn’t retire as he continued to coach football at Case Western Reserve University and Northern Michigan University, became Harbormaster at Boyne City Municipal Marina for a few summers, cut the greens at Crooked Tree Golf Course to cover his green fees and in the winter he taught his grandchildren to ski and enjoyed visiting Gulf Shores, Alabama. On Jan. 19th, 2012 Robert William McCullough answered the final call and is being honored by his wife Martha, children Julia, Nancy, Robert and their families.

The “Veteran of the Month” for April 2012 is Robert William McCullough. Born on May 7th, 1934 in DeRobert McCullough troit, Mich., McCullough graduated from Southeastern High School in the class of December 1951. He than enrolled in Michigan Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) graduating in the spring of 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from EMU, a Master of Arts Degree from Wayne State University and began his teaching and coaching career in the Detroit Public School System. On Nov. 30th, 1958 McCullough enlisted in the Army Reserves and requesting active duty and following basic training, he was assigned to an Armor Regiment, Special Services Company, Fort Benning, Georgia where he coached football, track and boxing for the Army. On Nov. 30th, 1962 McCullough received an Honorable Discharge having attained the rank of Specialist Fifth Class. Returning to teach-

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Budget tops EJ Comish talks East Jordan’s Loucks set for cage fight Benjamin Gohs News editor East Jordan City Commissioners spent the better part of the Tuesday April 17, meeting discussing the 2012-2013 budget – specifically emergency services funding. The two most vocal commissioners were Tony Cutler and Thomas Breakey, who verbally jousted over funding for EMS and fire personnel. Cutler gave the commission an update on the city's budget process. Among changes in this year's budget include a drop in water rates and a reduction in the fire chief's proposed stipend by $5,000 down from $10,000. Commissioner Thomas Breakey asked why the chief was getting a pay cut. Cutler said the pay was comparable to Boyne City's fire chief. Breakey said Charlevoix's fire chief is paid much more. Cutler said Charlevoix's chief holds several job titles and more duties for the amount of pay he receives. “When you take the budget that we have, the city's portion of that budget is approximately 19 percent which is somewhere right now right around $31,000. The city used to thomas breakey pay upwards of about $60,000 and we're arguing over $5,000?” Breakey said. Of the $167,000 budget Breakey said the surrounding townships are absorbing all of that except the $31,000. Cutler said the budget committee did not see the need for a part-time fire chief – instead the chief works on an “on-call” basis.” “I hope that this gets put out to the people in our districts the 150 square miles and approximately 9,000 people that we're cutting back on our emergency service,” Breakey said. “You don't think it's warranted. You don't think it's needed.” Cutler said the city is not reducing spending from year to year, but instead looking to cut a proposed increase. “We are not cutting fire services at all,” Cutler said. “We are not cutting the chief or cutting personnel.” Commissioners tony cutler discussed the possibility of a future discussion on the possibility of levying a fire authority millage to help fund the fire department. Cutler and Breakey discussed the EMS director's pay. Cutler said the proposed budget does not provide for additional overtime pay for the EMS director or pay increases for EMS personnel. Breakey expressed concern that there are times where the EMS director is the only person available to respond to an emergency and that he may not be compensated for

overtime runs. Currently zero city tax dollars are used to fund the East Jordan EMS. “We're going to dictate how much the different ones are going to get paid?” Breakey said. “You talked here awhile back about $19 people … we've got $19 cops riding around and $19 people sitting on lawnmowers and we've got a $14 paramedic sitting out there making runs and saving lives.” Cutler said a pay increase is planned for the EMS director. Breakey said the planned increase is not what the director was promised. “We have emergency services that are getting gutted by you and your committee,” Breakey said. “I don't like it and there are other people who don't like it.” The commission accepted the budget committee's proposal with Breakey as the lone “nay” vote. The mayor called for a committee of the whole meeting to be scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday April 25, to hash out the issues relating to the budget, which must be approved by May 1. Other business items included: Waterways Grant proposal – This grant will likely be approved with a 50 percent local match. This project would begin later this fall and includes improvements to the East Jordan City Marina. Motion to approve the grant passed Dredging update: The city was waiting for approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to begin dredging. The city's permit is good until 2017. A combination of low water and silt have made it necessary to do more dredging so boats can go in and out of the city's marina. Commissioners approved $70,000 in general fund monies to cover the cost of the proposed dredging project. Appointment – Dan Bennett requested to be appointed to the parks and recreation advisory board. The motion was approved. The board will meet at 4 p.m. on April 25. Tax assessment issue: East Jordan City Attorney Scott Beatty updated commissioners on the Spartan Stores' appeal on their real property tax assessment for 2009, 2010 and 2011. “We did what we should with the Michigan Tax Tribunal. The Spartan Stores did not do what they should do for the tax tribunal. There are disclosures, requirements, etc. … that they did not do,” Beatty said. According to Beatty, a pretrial conference in Lansing on the matter was held in recent weeks. “I wrote the agent for the Spartan Stores indicating that we were attending. We intended to go forward, seek whatever sanctions were available,” he said. “On the Thursday preceding the Friday that we were due in Lansing they withdrew their appeal.” Beatty added, “So, long story short is we stepped up to the plate, we defended the appraisal.” Beatty said the values placed on the property by the city assessor remain. No further action necessary. East Jordan City Commission meetings occur at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at East Jordan City Hall, 201 Main St.

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Martial artists all over Michigan are hitting the mats in preparation for the New World Kombat's latest round of fights! On April 28 in conrad loucks Grayling, the Ramada Inn will welcome some of the best cage fighters in the state under its roof to take part in what is popularly being called the Rumble @ the Ramada: Night of Champions VII. NwK is no stranger to friends fighting friends, but now the top Martial Arts team is being introduced to family fighting family! On April 28, Lightweight cousins Levi Kincaid and Derrick Dankert will be locked in the infamous Octagon ready for battle. Dankert, a 2-3 fighter from Prudenville, is entering this fight with momentum. In his last fight, Dankert dominated his opponent with knees to the face, winning by TKO in the first round. When asked about his relationship with Kincaid, he replied, "We are tight until that door closes, but once the door opens we will be even closer; we will have a level of respect you only get from a fight.” Referring to an epic match in which Dankert's supreme wrestling conquered Corey's will to continue, he said, “Corey [Lewis] and I were the same way, really good friends and still are.” Levi Kincaid, a 5-2 Houghton Lake native, had this to say about their situation, "Family is everything, and no matter what happens we will always be there for each other." Kincaid is hoping to redeem himself from his last fight, which ended in a hard fought loss by decision to Jacob Schweitzer. If Kincaid defeats his cousin, he then may take an oppurtunity to drop weight and take on NwK's unchallenged featherweight champ, James Holloway. Don't think this is the only match cage-fighting fans are lining up for! Conrad Loucks, of East Jordan, is known as a class act who will fight any competitor brave enough to step into the ring. After bouts of harsh conversation with NwK's Lightweight Champion Konnor "The Donkey Killer" Kuppe, Loucks called for a settling of differences via combat. The ever confident Kuppe accepted, but on the condition that Loucks prove himself worthy

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Conrad “So Fly” Loucks (at right) goes airborne to deliver a kick to his opponent during a mixed martial arts match-up. by working up the NwK fight charts. This was good enough for the 4-8 challenger, who has made it his mission to “donkey punch” the Donkey Killer. Interesting you say? Most definitely, especially when you catch a glimpse of whom his opponent is at the“Rumble @ The Ramada.” Followers of Michigan Amateur MMA will remember Zach Rini from his hard fought loss against former number one contender, Mitch Dutko, in Mancelona. Now, better than ever, Rini is back, and looking to make his name by crushing the dreams of his rival. Rini is representing team Jacked and Tan under the guidance of Steve Lafrate, as well as teammates and NwK Champions Chris Bohacek, Anthony Nitecki, James Holloway, Konnor Kuppe and the Donkey Killer himself. Conrad commented on the fight: "I just want to say I've got no problem with Zach Rini. I'm excited to fight him. I feel bad that Konnor had to hide behind a teammate rather than just fight me. If I have to go through his teammate to get to him, I will. I've got nothing but respect for Zach."

Also fighting this coming Saturday night is Daniel Stafford (6-2) of Gaylord, who will be representing old school NwK against Houghton Lake's Devin Ritchie (4-1). Ritchie, who is training with NwK’s knock-out artist, Matt Barkway, is looking to redeem himself from his one-and-only cage defeat — delivered by Justin Gehringer. Devin has quickly pulverized all other contenders that have dared to challenge him in the past and hopes to render Stafford in the same dazed fashion. Both fighters have expressed a desire in having a blow for blow fight rather than taking it to the mat. So come and witness these and other invigorating fights to get your heart accelerated and your pulses racing. If you are a Northern Michigan fight fan there's no doubt where you want to be on April 28! The doors open @ 6 P.M. but if you buy your tickets in advance you will receive a $5 discount. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 at the main lobby of the Ramada Inn in Grayling. See you there!

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Boyne City Booster Foundation accepting hall of fame nominations The Boyne City Booster Foundation will accept nominations for the Boyne City High School Hall of Fame until May 15. The Hall of Fame recognizes Boyne City High School alumni who have used their educational

foundation established in high school to go on to outstanding achievement in their field. The selections are role models for succeeding generations. Inductees are honored with a picture and a biographical sketch

prominently displayed on the “wall of fame” at the High School. Candidates for the “Hall” must be a BCHS alumni of 10 years or more. Criteria may include the following: High School Accomplishments, Post High School

Education/Special Training, Employment, Military Service, Professional Awards, Honors, and Achievements, Community Service, and Philanthropy. Last year’s inductee was 1941 BCHS graduate Mr. Wally Dietz.

Applications can be picked up at the High School Office. For additional information contact Principal, Karen Jarema at 439-8100, or BCBF President, Mike Webster at 675-8190.

Boyne City Ramblers girls’ soccer 1-2 in the Lake Michigan Conference Boyne City 3, Kalkaska 0 at Kalkaska 4/16/12 1-2 Overall 1-1 Conference

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Mallory Karaszewski. The 2nd goal was scored by Monica with 18 minutes left in the game on a nice breakaway. Six minutes later, Ann Durbin scored on a nice cross from Monica. Defenders Erin Baker, Dani Matthew, Cassidy Shankleton andMargeret Durbin and played well in limiting the Blazers to 4 shots on goal. Midfielder Erika Danforth and

Monica controlled the action for much of the game. Sophia Buxade and Kylee Hoaglund had some nice scoring opportunities but just missed. Ali Cain got the shutout in goal and had 4 saves for the Ramblers. Boyne City 0, Charlevoix 1 at Boyne City 4/19/12 1-4 Overall 1-2 Conference

Boyne and Charlevoix played a scoreless 1st half. The Rayders were able to get a goal 7 minutes into the 2nd half and then coasted to a 1-0 win. Cassidy Shankleton, Margeret Durbin, Erin Baker, Dani Matthew and Mallory Karaszewski worked well together on defense to limit Charlevoix to 1 goal. Ali Cain 18 saves for the Ramblers.

Now a good time to test your well water While most wells provide a clean, safe supply of water, there is always a chance that you could have contaminants polluting your system. Your water may be crystal clear and still contain pathogens, microbes, and/or bacteria that is harmful to your health. That’s why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends getting your well water tested annually. The best time to test water is in the spring following a rainy period. “Unlike public water systems, there are no water quality monitoring requirements for private wells, and many never get tested,” said Scott Kendzierski, Director of Environmental Health Services for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. “It is up to well owners to make sure their drinking water is safe for consumption. Fortunately, it’s easy, quick, and inexpensive to test drinking water.” Sometimes, more frequent water testing is recommended. For example, it is important to test for nitrate in the early months of a pregnancy, before bringing an infant home from the hospital, and again during the first six months of his/her life. Other reasons for more frequent testing are water taste, odor and staining issues. And if you have had a chemical or fuel spill or leak near your water supply, get your water tested right away. Well water originates as rain and snow that then filters into the ground. As it soaks through the soil and rock, the water can dissolve materials that

are present on or in the ground, becoming contaminated. Some contaminants are naturally occurring from rocks and soils and commonly occur in well water at unsafe levels. Surface water and groundwater can change over time, sometimes rapidly, which can affect the quality of the drinking water supplied by an on-site well. Even if you find your

water is safe, testing on a regular basis is a good way to establish a water quality record and maintain. If after testing you find that there are issues that need to be corrected, you can use this data to make an informed decision about any remedial action is needed, such as inspecting the well to find the cause of the contamination, having the well chlorinated, affecting well construction improvements or modifying a water filtration/purification system. “Making sure your water is safe by testing it regularly is one of the simplest things you can do to take care of the health and well being of yourself and those you care about.” Two types of well water testing kits are available for a nominal fee at Health Department offices in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Ot-

sego counties. The fee for the Bacteriological (Coliform) Sampling Kit, which tests for the presence of E coli and other bacteria, is $16. The Partial Chemistry Sampling Kit tests fluoride, chloride, hardness, iron, sodium, sulfates, nitrites and nitrates, is $18. Tests are analyzed at the Health Department’s Northern Michigan Regional Laboratory in Gaylord, so results are generally available within two to three days. Analysis reveals the level at which any of the tested substances were found in your water sample. The mere presence of these contaminants in well water does not necessarily imply that there is a problem. However, when levels exceed state or federal health standards or recommended action levels, you should take steps to correct the situation. If needed, Health Department Environmental Health staff can provide free consultation to help you develop a plan to resolve the problem. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. For additional information about well water testing, visit www. nwhealth.org or call your local Health Department office.

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STATE & REGION NEWS

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How did MacMaster opines they vote? on MI feral swine

In both the House and Senate, this week was dominated by appropriations committee deliberation on the state budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. There were only a few finalpassage floor votes on noteworthy bills, or ones of general interest. Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting • House Bill 4393, Give drunk minors immunity if they turn themselves in: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate To extend immunity from “minor in possession” of alcohol and related laws for a drunk minor who shows up at a health facility for observation or treatment. This would also apply a friend who accompanies the drunk one, or who contacts the proper authorities. Sen. Howard Walker Y

• House Bill 5245, Increase penalty on delinquent hotel marketing tax: Passed 83 to 26 in the House To increase from 1.5 percent to 3.0 percent the monthly “delinquency charge” imposed on a hotel or motel owner who is late paying a room tax imposed to pay for regional marketing schemes, or to pay the debts of regional convention facilities. (For Detroit metro area lodging facilities this means Cobo Hall debt.) The “delinquency charge” is imposed on top of a 1.5 percent per month interest charge. As introduced by Rep. Wayne Schmidt, the bill would have increased this extra charge to 10 percent per month. Rep. Greg MacMaster N • Senate Bill 29, Allow concealed pistol permit holders to keep and bear tasers: Passed 106 to 4 in the House To allow holders of concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) to also keep and bear tasers (electromuscular disruption devices), subject to the same regulations and restrictions that apply to legally carrying concealed pistols, plus the requirement to obtain training in the use and effects of tasers. Under current law, citizens who are not law enforcement officers are prohibited from possessing tasers. Rep. Greg MacMaster Y SOURCE: MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit http://www.MichiganVotes.org.

On April 1, the DNR-issued Invasive Species Order (ISO) went into effect, aimed at addressing the state’s swine population. In the past couple of greg macmaster weeks we have seen how controversial this order has become, largely due to its broad scope and the lack of scientific rationale behind it. Even the population numbers that I have seen are far from those estimated by the DNR. The ISO fails to grant protections to swine that have been responsibly raised, blood tested, tagged and contained – essentially giving the DNR power to determine whether or not game/hunting ranches would be able to keep their doors open. One ranch is already finding itself in that position due to a civil complaint filed by the DNR. The Renegade Ranch & Hunting Preserve, located in Cheboygan County, was scheduled to make its case before a circuit court judge at a Friday, April 20 hearing. According to the DNR, since 2001 the number of swine sightings and those found dead or killed in Cheboygan County totaled 17. Five of these were sightings. Gratiot, Baraga, Midland, and Washtenaw counties ranked the highest. In an interview this past week with Frank Beckmann of News/Talk radio station WJR 760 am, DNR Director Rodney Stokes stated, “It’s primarily the ones that are on these hunting ranches that we are looking at or the breeders who are providing them...all of the facilities that we have been inspecting have been either the shooting ranches or hunter ranches or either the breeders that supply those to them. It’s not one that’s raising animals for food or things of this nature.” However, when Director Stokes was asked whether or not private individuals who are under the “raising animals for food” umbrella could be giv-

en assurances that they would not be subject to DNR inspections, Director Stokes replied, “I want to be careful here – if they have invasive species there – on their ranch – then we will work with them to get rid of those.” I fully believe and support that Michigan’s natural resources, without question, need to be preserved and protected. However, the open-endedness of the DNR invasive species order is a clear reason as to why this is an issue that needs to be addressed by the Legislature to protect residents’ freedoms and rights. As of now, the order is far too broad and overreaching. There has been a complete disregard for the survivability of these ranches and farms. Our economy can’t seem to get a break, especially up here in Cheboygan County where the recent closing of its only hospital has put roughly 400 people out of work, and now the DNR is targeting another job and income provider for local families. The National Invasive Species Council defines the term 'invasion' simply as denoting the uncontrolled or unintended spread of an organism outside its native range, and it defines invasive species as "…not those under human control or domestication; that is, invasive species are not those that humans depend on for economic security,…" I am looking at ways to correct this situation either by added or amended language in the DNR order or enacting laws to address the reported spread of wild head-on. One such suggestion is a tag program that would detail a pig’s farm/ranch of origin so animals found roaming or killed outside of the ‘home containment area’ would be tracked back to the responsible owner. In the meantime, the bottom line is that there must be conclusive, science-based reasoning before exterminating any livestock and along with it, wiping out a citizen’s livelihood.

Michigan will have chance to build new passenger trains Department of Transportation Opens Bidding for Made-in-America Passenger Rail Cars First Multistate Order for Standardized Rail Cars Will Help Boost American Manufacturers

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I-75 overpass north of St. Ignace to close Monday for emergency repair

HIGHWAY: I-75 CLOSEST CITY: St. Ignace ESTIMATED STARTING DATE: Monday, April 23 ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: Friday, May 4 PROJECT: Emergency repair of a deteriorating portion of the I-75 overpass at Exit 348 (I-75 Business Loop (BL) and Lant Road).

Open burning bill proposed

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today signed legislation providing important controls on what materials can be burned in rural residential burn barrels around the state. While some municipalities have existing regulations prohibiting the practice of burning household garbage, residents in many areas of the state are not regulated. Michigan is the last Great Lakes state that allows rural residents to dispose of household waste in burn barrels. House Bill 4207, sponsored by state Rep. Ken Kurtz, amends two sections of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to prohibit the uncontrolled burning of plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, elecronics, chemicals or hazardous materials. "This legislation is long overdue to protect the health of all Michigan residents," Calley said at the signing ceremony outside the Department of Environmental Quality's Lansing Headquarters, where he attended an annual Earth Day celebration with more than 2,000 Michigan grade-school children. "It does not prohibit all burning, but it does target the substances most dangerous to public health." Rural residents can still burn yard waste like brush and leaves, and common household waste like cardboard and paper products. Violators will face a civil infraction with penalties ranging from a warning on their first offense to a $300 fine for repeat offenders. The new law provides an important tool to help rural law enforcement officers mitigate neighbor disputes related to the health effects of burning toxic material. H.B. 4207 is now Public Act 102. Visit www.legislature.mi.gov for more information on the bill.

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Amtrak's Wolverine, Blue Water and Pere Marquette intercity routes. - The total cost of all the Michigan rail cars is approximately $106 million. - The funding for rail cars produced for Michigan is from the Federal Railroad Administration's High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program. No state match will be needed. - The Michigan Department of Transportation is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to help suppliers find business opportunities. TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: This work will require complete closure of the overpass during construction. I-75 through-traffic will not be affected by the closure. Traffic exiting southbound I-75 at Exit 348 will only be able to turn right onto Lant Road. Southbound I-75 traffic headed for the I-75 BL or downtown St. Ignace will be detoured to Exit 344 (US-2 and St. Ignace). I-75 BL traffic at Exit 348 will only be allowed to proceed north on I-75. Southbound traffic will need to go north on I-75 and change directions at Exit 352 (M-123).

Matters of Faith

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In Loving Memory of Helen Joan Porter Porter, Helen Joan March 8,1915 - Feb. 24, 2012

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Church of the nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant for the 10 a.m. Eucharist service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Sunday, April 22. Coffee hour will be held in the church basement immediately following the service. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information, Ej Community Church On Thursday, April 19, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM at the Walloon Campus. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. On Sunday, April 22, the East Jordan Community Church, a ministry of the Walloon Lake Community Church, will have service starting at 9:30 AM. Sermon will be given by Pastor Jason Richey, titled “Power of the Vine – Bearing Much Fruit” from John 15:1-8. Infant and toddler nursery is available all morning. Children from age 3 to 4th grade are invited to attend Kid Connection during the morning. At 11:00 AM, there will be age appropriate programs for the entire family. OnTuesday, April 24, there will be Adult Community Small Group at the Romain LaLone home and the Gil Redmer home at 7 PM. Please contact, Pastor Jason Richey for more information, 675-8404. On Wednesday, April 25, the meal and classes will start at the Walloon Campus starting at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. For more information, please call the Walloon Lake Community Church office at 535-2288. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m., 3057 Mill St. Children’s programming held during service. Worship Café and Youth Group on Sundays at 6 p.m. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 582-9776. Presbyterian The congregation of First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with them at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Beth Broschart leads worship. Coffee and conversation at 10:30 prior to worship. First Sundays include communion (every month). For more information call (231) 582-7983. Walloon Lake Church On Thursday, April 19, MOPS will meet at 10 AM. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, April 20, the Primetime Fellowship will meet at 6 PM. Contact the Fite’s for more information. Home Plate is on Saturday in Detroit. On, Sunday, April 22, the sermon will be “Reading Sermon – Lessons Learned from King David”from 1 Chronicles given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9:00 and 10:45 AM. Communion and a Benevolent Offering will happen at both services. Nurseries will be available for both services. Children classes are held during both services. 5th7th grade students attend 1st service and have class in room 101 at 10:45 AM. The 8th – 11th grades attend 1st service and meet at the youth center starting at 10:45 AM. The Young Adult Class (18-25) will meet second service in the Discipleship House. Adult classes will be held during both services and community small groups will meet during both services. On Tuesday, April 24, the Ladies Bible Study will meet at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship House. The Food Pantry will be open from 5 to 6:30 PM. On Wednesday, April 25, the meals and classes will start at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. At 7 PM, there will be a Worship time at the Youth Center that everyone is invited to. For more information, please visit the Church web site at www.walloonchurch.com or call the church office at 535-2288. Jewel Heart Buddhist Center The Three Principals of the Path Course Offering The Three Principals of the Path is a condensed summary of the points to living one’s life to its fullest, including compassion for oneself, compassion for others, and the knowledge that cuts through misperceptions. This course will review the first principal and cover the second and third. Silent meditation, readings and discussion take place. Meeting Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
, starting April. 18, for 8 sessions. For more information, email northernmi@jewelheart.org. Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. They have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at genesiswired.com. B.C. United Methodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 am, 324 South Park St. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 a.m. – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 582-9776. First Baptist of Boyne City 875 State St. (231) 582-9561. Sunday Services - Sunday School (for all ages) 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Junior Church Hour for children 3 years of age up to the 5th grade ~11:00 a.m.; Evening Worship ~6:00 p.m.; Mid-Week Services; Wednesday Nights - Discovery Club~ 6:30 p.m., Teens Meeting~ 7:00 p.m., Adult Prayer & Bible Study~ 7 p.m., Nursery Provided for all Services

Helen J. Porter (nee Klaas), 96 of Sarasota and former resident of Boyne City, died on Feb. 24, 2012. She lived with her husband in Port Huron, Detroit, Boyne City, Adrian, Jackson MS, and retired in Sarasota FL. They were members of Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City. She managed the Porter Jewelry Store in Boyne City and finished her work career as a secretary at Boyne City High School. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Porter, and only sibling, Dorothy Johnston. Survivors include her children: son Philip and his wife Beverly, Leonard, Mich., daughters Karla, Sarasota, and Laurel, St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, Julie (Fred) Himebaugh, Steve (Renee) Porter, Sarah Porter, John (Charity) Marquis, Bryce (Christy) Marquis; Greatgrandchildren are Andrew and Alexandra Himebaugh, James, Kathryn, and Alyssa Porter, Judah and Rosanna

Marquis. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1517 10th St., Port Huron, MI. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service. Interment will follow the service at Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron MI. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Concordia Lutheran Church, Sarasota, 2185 Wood St., FL 34237, or Trinity Lutheran Church,1517 10th St., Port Huron, MI 48060.

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ruth.skop@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com Not long ago, the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced that it plans to keep short-term interest rates near zero until late 2014. The Fed initially pushed rates to that level in 2008, in an effort to stimulate economic growth. Clearly, low

interest rates have a wide-ranging impact — but what effect will they have on you, as an individual investor? If you need income from your investments, then the continuation of ultra-low interest rates may be a matter of some concern, particularly if you own certain types of fixedincome investments, such as certificates of deposit. While CDs are insured, offer return of principal at maturity and provide regular interest payments, they are not risk-free. With low interest rates, you risk losing purchasing power. Still, fixed-rate vehicles may well have a place in your portfolio. If you’re even somewhat dependent on your investments for income, you may need to broaden your search. Here are a few ideas to consider: Build a bond ladder. Long-term bonds, by their nature, are more subject to interest rate risk than shorterterm vehicles. In other words, interest rates are more likely to rise during the life span of a longer-term bond — and when rates go up, the prices of existing bonds will fall. To help lower this risk, you may want to build a “ladder” of bonds of varying maturities. Then, if market interest rates are low, you’ll still have your long-term bonds earning

McClorey Pottery opens May 1 The South Boyne Arts District welcomes Meg McClorey to the growing community known as SOBO. Meg mcclorey Locating her pottery studio at 211 ½ South Lake Street, Meg says that the electric atmosphere in Boyne City fires inspiration to make her pottery artwork on site downtown. “It will be nice having Meg create her beautiful pieces right here in the heart of SOBO. We wish nothing but the best for Meg and look forward to watching her work.” - Cindy Malin, CindiFranco's cool stuff. The public can visit the studio to view current inventory for sale. Visitors to the studio can watch the magical process of spinning clay from start to finish. Chunks of clay are wedged, and turned into beautiful vessels by

pinching, throwing, slab forming, or a combination of methods. Meg McClorey has more than thirty years of studio pottery experience. She located her studio in Boyne City in 1999 and has a reputation as a potter’s potter. “ Meg's wealth of knowledge in glazing and firing pottery and her willingness to share her expertise has helped to build a very strong potter's community here. We really appreciate her contribution!” Shanna Robinson, Art Department, North Central Michigan College. In addition to displaying pottery artwork at her studio, she sells to Short’s Brewery (all those mug club mugs), the Northern Michigan Artist’s Market, and is a member of the Jordan River Arts Council. Meg is part of the team of potters that organizes The Empty Bowls Luncheon at the Perry Hotel every year. The Grand opening is May1, 2012, 1:00 – 6:00. Refreshments will be served! Meg McClorey Pottery is open afternoons, Friday Stroll the Street evenings, and by appointment.

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ings, you can put some of the money into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or another retirement savings vehicles. Ultimately, an extended period of low interest rates is just one more factor to consider in creating and adjusting your investment strategy. Work with your financial advisor to help ensure low rates won’t affect your income needs. higher rates, but if rates rise, you can take advantage of them by reinvesting the proceeds of your maturing short-term bonds. But remember to work with your financial advisor to evaluate whether a bond ladder and the securities held within it are consistent with your investment objectives, risk tolerance and financial circumstances. Dividend-paying stocks. You can find companies that have paid dividends for many consecutive years — and in some cases, increased their dividend payout each year. In 2012, companies listed in the S&P 500 are on track to pay out more than $252 billion in dividends, a record amount, according to data compiled from Standard & Poor’s. (Keep in mind that the S&P 500 is an unmanaged index and is not available for direct investment.) Of course, stock

prices will fluctuate in value, and you may receive more or less than your original investment when you sell. Historically, dividend-paying stocks have been less volatile than non-dividend-paying stocks. Be aware, though, that companies can lower or discontinue dividend payments at any time without notice. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Refinance your mortgage. Today’s low rates are good news for borrowers. With tougher standards in place, it may not be as easy to refinance a mortgage as it once was, but if you qualify, you may want to think about refinancing. You may be able to save quite a bit of money on your monthly payments — and lower payments can translate into a greater cash flow. Plus, if you don’t need all the sav-

Dave Says Unity is the key in money and marriage D e a r Dave, Does it matter whether it’s the husband or the wife who dave ramsey keeps the ‘dave says’ checkbook and pays the bills? Lots of people say that kind of thing is the man’s job, but I was curious about what you think. Daniel Dear Daniel, I don’t think it matters one bit, and here’s why. In each family there’s a nerd and a free spirit. The nerd is good at keeping track of things and putting everything in its place. The free spirit is just the opposite. They are not detail-oriented. Now, this doesn’t make them irresponsible or mean that they don’t care. It’s just that they aren’t blessed with a gift for administration. They want things to be good and right just as much as the nerd, but they don’t necessarily get a rush when the checkbook balances out. Just because the nerd keeps the checkbook doesn’t mean he or she gets to make all the financial decisions, either. In a marriage, those decisions should be made together with input from both the husband and wife. Remember, God didn’t unite some kind of joint business venture. He made you as one – together. When you do a budget each month, you should both sit down and come to a mature, reasonable and respectful agreement on where the money’s going. So, when it comes down to the act of keeping the checkbook, I think whoever is the more organized of the two should handle this duty. But if you include these other principles, you’ll experience more unity in your

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is an expansive Master Bedroom with two walk in closets and private bath with whirlpool tub. This home is a great value and has plenty of opportunity. Completely renovated in 2000 this home is a must see. Minutes from Boyne Mountain and Boyne City. Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Garage: 1 Price:$ 349,900

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Boyne City has opportunities for seasonal full and part-time employment in its Main Street Marina,Parks and Water/Wastewater operations. Skills Walloon Lake in lawn care, maintenance and boating and computer for the marina required. Great work habits, a valid driver’s license, the abilities to work alone or with others, self initiate and follow through with tasks and interact with the public in a positive, professional manner are required. Applications available now at City Hall and gov.boynecity.com and due April 16, This is how Walloon used to be! One of the last few large waterfont parcels left on 2012. E.O.E prestigious Walloon, this incredible homeWater Street Inn-Boyne City stead has been in the same family since Seasonal part time/full time House- the mid 1800's! With an unprecidented keeping and Front Desk. Hard work- 1,700' of pristine untouched waterfront, this is truly the once in a lifetime chance to ing, self-motivated, and friendly. purchase something of this grandeur! The Flexible, hours may vary, weekends fabulous early 20th century farmhouse has required. Please e-mail resume to been meticulously cared for, and comes tabitha@boynewaterstreetinn.com with 4 additional outbuildings. This is a must have for the discerning Northern Help Wanted Michigan buyer! Price:$ 1,575,000 The Brook Retirement Community is Hemmingway pointe the premier Independent and Assisted Living Center for seniors. The community is scheduled to open by June 1 with staff beginning training in May. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: CENA/Nurse's Aides - Full/Part time available, all shifts. Experience and certification preferred. Endless Possibilities! 2 Bedrooms and 1 Cooks - Full/Part time available. Days. bath on each level. From the lower level walkout to the lake, from the upper level Experienced only. Attendants - Part time. Afternoons. enjoy a view of either the Lake, or the Assist with the kitchen and house- wooded setting out back. Call today to create your own Lake Charlevoix home! keeping. No experience necessary. $349,900 Housekeeping - Part time. Flexible schedule. No experience necessary. lake charlevoix Maintenance - Part time. Mornings. Some on call. Experienced only. HVAC experience preferred. Applications can be picked up at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. Deadline - 4/19/12

Equalization Dept. Assessor Charlevoix County Charlevoix County is accepting applications for the position of Equalization Department Assessor. The 2011 combined State Equalized Value of the County is $2,650,451,459. Applicant must be a current MMAO Level 2 Assessor. Please submit resumes to Human Resources, 301 Sate St., Charlevoix MI, 49727. Submit by fax to 231-547-7233 or e-mail to shepardk@charlevoixcounty.org. The County applications form must also be used and can be found on www.charlevoixcounty.org under County Employment Opportunities. Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

You’ve driven by this one for years and always was amazed by its setting! Well here is your chance to pick up this unique setting and opportunity, featuring outstanding views of the beautiful crystal waters of Lake Charlevoix. The main home offers a bright clean look, and is situated to take full advantage of those views. Beautiful mature landscaping add to the property. Hurry for your chance to make your own family memories in this incredible setting! Bedrooms: 5+ Baths:3 1/2Garage: 4 Price: $ 599,900 or purchase the main home with waterfront only for $449,900.

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Great waterfront opportunity with 400+ feet of frontage on tranquil Deer Lake. This cottage is perched at the edge of the lake with panoramic views of the entire lake. Nice walk-in hard sandy bottom ready to launch your next fishing expedition, or just be ready for the kids to have the time of their life frolicking in beautiful Northern Michigan. The 3 bedroom cottage, with attached garage, as well as a 28 x 36 pole barn, and 10 x 12 shed, are all just bonuses to this incredible 2+ acre setting! Bedrooms:3 Baths:1 Garage: 1 Price: $229,000

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Bright red SUV with 127,782 miles. V6 engine along with power windows, tilt steering wheel, and ABS brakes.

1999FordExpeditionEddieBauer4WD

Parcels like this one don’t come along very often on Deer Lake. This property has the Boyne Mountain Golf Course across the street, and the Beach House 2 doors away for the ultimate four season getaway! This is the part of the lake that is most sought after for it’s nice sandy frontage, and ease of putting a dock out for your toys. Sit on your beachfront watching the best of Mother Nature with her incredible sunsets, as you sip your libation of choice! $175,000

Maroon exterior with cruise control, power windows, and a full-size spare tire. 141,758 miles and a fair price.

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Exceptionally well maintained home in a prime location. Just 4 minutes to Walloon Lake, 9 to Boyne City and Boyne Mountain, 12 to Petoskey and Petoskey schools. The home is movein ready with nice sized bedrooms and comfortable spaces. Walk to the swimming pool, club house and the catch and release pond. With two golf courses close by plus hiking and biking trails and skiing and snowmobile trails within 9 miles. Bedrooms:4, Baths:3 Price:$ 112,900

very nice Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a walk-out basement. Includes deck and attached finished 2 car garage. All doors are 36” throughout the home. Property consists of 15+ acres which includes a 44’x 74’ pole barn. Location is just SW of East Jordan with great views of the Jordan Valley. Offer subject to short sale. Price:$ 110,000

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1997 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4WD

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Gold-colored sedan ready for comfort and function. Includes CD player and radio, leather seates, and even a heated drivers seat. 111,199 miles.

1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE Less than 115,000 miles with a beautiful grey paint job. Automatic transmission good working condition, and ready to go.

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Conveniently located in the quaint, quiet Village of Boyne Falls - 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath on a full basement - home has had several upgrades. Sq. Ft.:960Sq. Ft. Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 1, Price:$ 99,900

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This house is one block from the Marina and Beach and one block from Downtown Boyne City. There are spectacular possibilities with this property. Expansive deck with outdoor fireplace and plenty of room inside. This home is the perfect getaway for the weekend warrior or a great home in town for families. 3 Bedroom and 1 1/2 Bath, there is plenty of room in this home for a family to grow as well as the seasonal resident. Quiet neighborhood with two Michigan Press Association churches and a school. Price:$ 99,900

136,722 miles. Bright blue exterior, daytime running lights, traction control, and even a tire pressure monitor.

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April 27 - May 3 Free clinic closed The boyne area free clinic will be closed on friday, april 27, 2012. Dr. Mansfield will be out of town attending hisd aughter’s college graduation and the charlevoix leadership group will be painting, beginning with the waiting room. We will be open regular hours the following friday, may 4, 2012 (which is also doc’s birthday!!). april 28 bc farmers market event BOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET SPECIAL EVENT Farmers Market Special Event April 28, 2013 Good Bye “Red Barn” Hello Outdoors! Join us Saturday, April 28 for the last “The Red Barn” Market Day, 10am -2 pm • Share a recipe using your favorite spring produce! We’ll post them on a board and share them on-line! • Children will create a mural of the upcoming Goodies the Outdoor season holds! • Bring a lawn chair, we’ll provide the lemonade — catch up with friends and celebrate the outdoors! Sign up now Divorce Car Divorce Care is a way for you to walk with others through one of life’s most difficult experiences: separation and/or divorce. This group involves 13 weeks of DVD curriculum with brief, followup group discussions for those who have endured or are enduring one of life’s greatest challenges. The gatherings will deal with specific topics that will meet you right where you are or have been in the past. Location: Boyne City neighborhood home; meet every other week from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays Facilitator: Daryl Michael (231.675.7570) Email: darylmichael@gmail.com Cost: One-time $15 fee for participant workbook (scholarships available if needed) Na-

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mondays & thursdays FREE TAX PREPARATION The Boyne District Library is hosting a free tax preparation service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The service is provided by volunteers and the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency. To be eligible for this service, income guidelines are $22,340 for one person, $30,260 for two and $46,100 for four. Call the library at 231-582-7861 for an appointment.

Currently Third Level Crisis needs volunteers & interns Do you like challenges, helping people with diverse backgrounds and working as a team? Do people tell you that you’re a good listener? Third Level Crisis Center is looking for volunteers and interns that want to make a difference in the community to join our crisis counseling team. Minimum qualifications: 18 year of age, 150 hour commitment, pass criminal background check, some computer experience. Free 40 hour training provided. Please contact Third Level Volunteer and Training Manager, Ryan DeMarsh or access our website at www.thirdlevel.org to download a volunteer application and to view the training schedule.

You may haul your own leaves, either bagged in biodegradable bags or unbagged, to the compost site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week for your convenience. City Ordinance prohibits depositing leaves or other yard waste in the street

Now through May 21 Child study club raffle Each spring, the Child Study Club of Boyne City relies on the generosity of area businesses to contribute to its “Little Bit of Boyne” basket raffle and the generosity of area residents to purchase tickets for a chance to win that basket. This year’s basket is once again filled with a great array of donated items and gift certificates that one lucky winner is sure to find thrilling, useful, and enjoyable! Since 1945, mothers from the Boyne City area have worked together as a group united to nurture all the local children and to educate themselves to be better parents and citizens of the community. Due to the continued success of several fundraising efforts, each year the club is able to financially support local groups that directly impact the health and success of children. These groups include the Boyne City Food Pantry, Camp Quality, Hospice of Northwest Michigan, Boyne City School Boosters, Lake Shore Community Free Medical Clinic, Women’s Resource Center, and area pre-school programs. The Child Study Club also supports the BAC-PAC (senior party), area 4-H programs, Challenge Mountain, the Boyne City Elementary School Music Programs, and has a hats and mittens fund for both the Boyne City Schools and Concord Academy Boyne. The tickets for the basket raffle will be available for purchase through Child Study Club members and at Inspired Living in Boyne City. Ticket sales began on Tuesday, April 17th and will continue through the drawing on the evening of Monday, May 21st. Cost is $1.00 per ticket or six tickets for $5.00. “Club members will be selling tickets on several occasions at the entrance to Glen’s Market in Boyne City, so be sure to look for them there as well!” said Club President Leslie Neilson. For more information about the raffle or about joining this great local organization, call Neilson at 582-0542. May 7, 14, 21 CLIMB Cancer support group for kids McLaren-Northern Michigan is offering a pro-

10” wherein U.S. troops can be deployed to arrest or terminate individuals wanted by the International Criminal Court. This is based on a treaty which has not even been considered or ratified by the U.S. Senate. Also called the “Presidential Study Directive on Mass Atrocities,” it declares that prevention of mass atrocities and genocide are core national security issues and a moral responsibility of the United States. The “Interagency Atrocities Prevention Board” was formed. Using this newly formed Directive, it would seem, in October of 2011 President Obama informed Congress that he had authorized “a small number of combat equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces working to remove the genocidal Joseph Koney from the battlefield.” The Secretary of Health and Human Services has sole power to regulate Obamacare as she sees fit. She recently mandated free contraception for all, paid for by a $1 per month premium on each

American’s healthcare insurance bill. In addition, she has dictated free sterilization for any young woman who wants it. President Obama recently and quietly diverted $500 million in taxpayer dollars to the IRS to hire, train and employ 14,000 new IRS agents who will monitor our compliance with Obamacare. At the state level the Department personnel took from a preschool student the” non-nutritious” lunch prepared by his mother, substituting a government-approved lunch, conveying the message that government takes care of him better than Mommy does. This automatically puts more Americans on government subsidies. This President also will not follow the law that bars health officials from advocating for gun control. Congress is being side-stepped and disrespected by this President, who in his Oath of Office pledged to uphold the Constitution he now disregards. conservativecorner-karen. blogspot.com

COA Dinners We will begin a one month trial of Wednesday evening meals. A s of now, we will be serving dinner from 5-6 PM on Wednesdays to see if the community enjoyshaving an opportunity to have dinner instead of lunch once a week. Please join us for the trial and let us know what you think! April 26 Boyne Business Expo 4th Annual Chamber Business Expo, former Carter’s Building, 3 to 7 p.m. May 17-20 Mushroom Festival 52nd Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, Veterans Park, www.morelfest.com ONGOING EVENTS Foreign language lessons Boyne District Library offers Mango Languages, an online learning system. Go to www.boynelibrary.org for more information on this free offering. Lunch for Seniors LET’S DO LUNCH - Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 E. Division St., is open to the public for daily lunches. For seniors age 60+, the donation is $3, for ages 60 and under. $6. For daily information call 582 6682. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES Classes are held at the Boyne District Library at 1 p.m. on Fridays. Classes are tailored to your skill level, beginner to advanced. For more information call the Library 582-7861

or instructor Ron Grunch at 582-6974. Red Cross Needs Donors For information on how you can make a difference this season, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Free mammograms Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call (866) 487-3100 to schedule an appointment. AMERICAN LEGION Bingo Tuesday Bingo Game Boyne City American Legion 302 South Lake St. 582-7811 Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. Play 28 games with 40 Bingos. All you need is a dobber, glue, and a plastic mat as you play all paper plus Michigan progressive jackpot. The start time 5:30 p.m.; Done around 9:15 p.m. Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 West Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at (231) 582-9495 Loss Support Group Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center of Emmet County -Library 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey (231) 487-4285 List your event info, up to 40 words, for $10 a week. Or, call Chris to find out how you can list them for free all year long. Call 582-2799 or e-mail editor@boynegazette. com for details.

Swim To You & Equestrian Closet

Located in the Water Street Center

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

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

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now through april 30 boyne city Leaf pickup City of Boyne City 2012 Spring City Wide Leaf Pickup Through April 30th    (Monday and Fridays only) The City will pick up leaves during the above scheduled days only. After the scheduled date, citizens will be responsible for their own leaves. Please set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pick up, in biodegradable bags.  City crews will pick up bags on Monday and Fridays.   If your bags have been out for an extended period of time and have not been collected, please notify City Hall at 582-6597. Biodegradable paper bags are available at Boyne Co – Op, and Boyne Ace Hardware. Please put only leaves in bags as they are not strong enough to hold sticks, sand, or stones, and will tear upon lifting. Brush will not be picked up curbside, but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site.

gram to provide emotional support to children (ages 5-12) who have a parent or other loved one diagnosed with cancer. The program will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) building located across the parking lot from the main entrance to McLarenNorthern Michigan. For more information contact Amy Juneau at (231) 487-4015.

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approval of congressional committees.” Well, there we have it. The provisions of a law just signed by our President are to be totally disregarded when Mr. President doesn’t like them. Just which parts of the new law does he plan to ignore? The president objected to the section of the law aimed at blocking health, climate, auto policy and urban affairs “czars” from being employed by the White House. He continues to employ them, and recently declared his intent to add yet another Czar. His Oceans Czar will oversee the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes initiative, imposed by Executive Order. This Czar will have the power to control most land use in America by simply declaring that any property in America in some way uses or contributes to water which ends up in the oceans or Great Lakes. President Obama disagrees with provisions limiting his ability to put troops under foreign command without Congressional approval. Our Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, was asked if he thinks he can act without Congress to initiate a no-fly zone in Syria. He stated in recent Congressional testimony, “Our goal would be to seek international permission, and we would come to the Congress to inform you and to determine how best to approach this, determining whether or not we would want to get permission from Congress.” Panetta has been pressured by some to resign over this unlawful policy. Meanwhile, our President continues to govern without consent of Congress. Last August President Obama posted on the White House website his “Presidential Study Directive

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April 26 boyne valley garden club meets The Boyne Valley Garden club will meet at 1 pm,Thurs., April 26 at the Boyne District Library. Mary Willson of Willsons Greenhouse will present a program on Container Gardening. Hostesses: Monica Ross, Carol Book, Nikki Blakslee, Patricia Colhurst.

Accepting consignment items by appointment starting 3/28/12 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Miss Representation to be shown

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Cancer Crusaders

Above, attendees bust a move. Vicki goldsmith takes donations at the door to help cancer patients (lower left). Pat May and Arlene Napont (lower right) keep the kitchen running smoothly during the Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders’ annual fundraiser on Saturday April 21 at the Eagle’s Club in Boyne City.

Student of the Week Boyne City Public Schools

It will soon be time to give Boyne City a shine. Buff Up Boyne, Boyne City’s annual community-wide spring clean-up, is Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m.-noon.

NAME: Jacob Looze GRADE: 12th HOBBIES & INTERESTS:

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: • Football FUTURE PLANS/ GOALS: Community College ADDITIONAL COMMENTS “Chef Crissman is the man!” STAFF COMMENTS: • “I love having Jacob in class. He is a great kid, works hard and has a great sense of humor. Keep up the good work!” (Mr. Crissman, Hospitality Teacher) • “Jacob shows improved maturity and leadership.” (Mr. Hertel, English Teacher) • “Jacob has been doing an exceptional job in Government. He is a pleasure to have in class and is working towards meeting his goals of being a successful student. Keep up the good work Jacob!” (Mrs. Deming, Government Teacher)

teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective. “We are thrilled to have so many outreach opportunities for Miss Representation. This film was made to be a change agent in our culture, to inspire both women and men to recognize women’s collective voice, leadership capacity and equal rights,” says Newsom who wrote and directed the documentary. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality--and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made strides in leadership over the past few decades, the U.S. is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures, women hold only 3 % of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating. The distribution of the film Miss Representation has been the catalyst for a social action campaign led by MissRepresentation.org. The campaign seeks to empower women and girls and provide them with new opportunities to realize their full potential. MissRepresentation.org is igniting a cross-generational movement to shift the cultural mindset of communities, interrupt and stop patterns of sexism, change the way women and girls are represented in the media and ensure a tipping point that will lead to gender parity in leadership throughout the United States. For details about the local screenings, contact the WRCNM at (231) 347-0067 or online at wrcnm.org.

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Miss Representation first premiered in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. It made its television debut as part of the OWN documentary film club in October 2011, with over 1.3 million people tuning in to its multiple airings. Additional screenings with corporations, non-profits, religious groups, government organizations and communities are happening every day all over the world. The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) will hold two local screenings of Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL). The first screening will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at North Central Michigan College library in Petoskey. The second screening will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at Charlevoix Public Library. An informal discussion lead by WRCNM staff members Chris Krajewski, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Program Director and Dar Charlebois, Community Prevention Educator will immediately follow both showings. There is no charge to attend the screenings; donations will be accepted at the door, yet are not required. Support for both events comes in part from the WRCNM’s 100 Men Campaign, Zonta Club of Petoskey, Progressive Women of Charlevoix County and Charlevoix Area Zonta Club with support from Lakeview Dentistry, Mason & Kammermann and Central Drug Store. Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film, written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Miss Representation includes stories from

Mackenzie Crego As a Junior in High School, Mackenzie has extended his responsibilities to Teacher’s Aide for elementary students. In this role, the teachers describe him as: reliable, caring, dependable, and responsible. Mack is always willing to assist within the classroom, or on the playground. Mackenzie also displays these character traits with peers, and adults. When I think of Mackenzie, I see a polite, thoughtful and respectful young man, with a great sense of humor.

The Boyne City Main Street Program, organizer of the event, is calling all residents, civic organizations, and schools to lend their shovels, rakes, and brooms to give Boyne City a shine during the annual cleanup. Volunteers will be sweeping, picking up trash and raking up debris from the city’s sidewalks, parks, alleys, and along the waterfront. Volunteers are asked to meet at Sunset Park in downtown Boyne City next to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce to signin, get instructions on what areas need to be cleaned, and receive trash bags and gloves. All volunteers are also asked to bring their own rakes, shovels and brooms. Refreshments will be served in the morning and lunch will be served at noon. For more information, contact Hugh Conklin at 582-9009, or e-mail him at mainstreet@boynecity.com.

Volunteer Connections Victim’s Service Unit

Volunteers will be working with people that have recently suffered from a traumatic event in their life. They will be dealing with the needs of the victims. The only requirement is that you have to care about people. For more information contact the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office at 231-347-2032.

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Pictured, in no particular order, are Shelby Adams, Zeek Beek, Jennifer Buchannon, Jon Calo, Richie Carpenter, Skyler Davis, Andrew Deneau, Margaret Durbin, Bradley Fouchier, Chase Griffin, James Guerriero, Parker Harbaugh, Shawn Hardy, Elliot Hausler, Tevin Larmond, Miranda May, Tanner McCune, Denise Minier, Gerritt Moeke, Taylor Patton, Michelle Plante, Jay Redman, Trey Reinhardt, Lauren Robert, Tess Seelye and Austin Weisler.

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with a tragedy in a very heroic manner, which I’ve always been proud of” began Principal Karen Jarema. “But tonight’s award is really about a young lady who plays volleyball, who is part of the track team, who comes to school every day and works hard - not because people want or expect her to, but because it’s important to her, and I know very clearly that I didn’t know that when I was in high school. What I really want this person to know is how proud of her I am for

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Tevin Larmond receives a People’s Choice Award from Jeanne Heath for his “extra” attendance in her english classes. cares about everyone, and without trying to play ‘cool’ - my People’s Choice Award goes to Shawn Hardy.” • “This person meets every one of my expectations, and goes above and beyond them. She is two steps ahead of me every day, and it makes my job easier, she makes teaching easy,” said Andy Bryant. “My nominee is Tess Seelye. • “I have had the pleasure of working with this person for two years as a media center aide,” began Chris Adkinson. “He has a tremendous work ethic, and has even been known to come in on his lunch hour,” continued Adkinson, describing a time where she had been ill for nearly a week, and the assistance of her nominee - Austin Weisler - was instrumental in keeping things running smoothly. • “I’ve watched this student deal

figuring out that it’s important to do these things just because you want to, and they’re important to you. So with that, my award this year goes to Ms. Miranda May.” • “Your story is inspiring and far from finished. I find great hope in you, and am so glad to be a part of your life,” wrote Coach Don Nohel, who recognized Trey Reinhardt for his hard work. • “My nominee is a student athlete, an elementary classroom volunteer, a 4H member, and one of the best student section leaders I have ever witnessed at both the high school and collegiate level, said Michelle Deming. “None of these, ironically, are why he is nominated. This young man’s biggest accomplishment has been his ability to learn from his mistakes and emerge as a leader. My nominee is Mr. Zeek

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Linda King recognizes Shelby Adams for her “interest and genuine concern for others.”

Beek.” • “Every once in a while you come across that one kid that will really throw you,” began Jeanne Heath. Heath went on to tell the story of Tevin Larmond, who attended her English classes, even when not enrolled. “I’ve gotta tell you, I’m going to miss this student,” Heath concluded. • Dale Thomason chose a student from the new robotics program at Boyne City High School. “We really needed people to be leaders, and to be communicator encouragers,” began Thomason, speaking of his drive coach. Thomason relayed the story of a compliment from a judge at a competition, stating that he was the best drive coach he had ever seen. “I doubt they knew that Richie Carpenter was a sophomore - I am so proud of you,” finished Thomason. • “This year, my People’s Choice Award is for Denise Minier,” began Jen Michael-Sikora. “This nominee is independent, thoughtful, considerate, responsible, dedicated, and wise. She has a strong sense of right and wrong, but she also has a funny side - she came into the office today dancing. You are so special, and I am so grateful to know you.” • Basketball Coach Nick Redman gave a unique presentation awarding his son. “I just want to take a moment to recognize one of my players with great leadership skills and determination,” began Redman. “He has done a great job coming in as a young sophomore, playing when things weren’t going great, and as a senior taking kids under his wing. Three years later and two district championships, we have done some very successful things this year, and the coach has always been very hard on him, and I thought this was a great opportunity for me to tell him how proud I am of him, and that’s Jay Redman.” • “My nominee is creative, and works well in all mediums,” began Jim Beckering. “I have selected her tonight not only because she is creative, but because her creativity is infectious in others. She is a student who brings goodness and cheer and creativity to the classroom every day, and that is Laurent Robert.” • Amy Hertel described a student who anticipated being in her Spanish class the year before, retelling of a chance encounter in the hallway. “He worked hard, and was an active participant in his education,” began Hertel. “I know that he has not had the easiest year, and could have easily gone on a different path. I admire his accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom. He has worked very hard this year, and deserves recognition for his efforts, and so tonight, I am proud to give my People’s Choice Award to Bradley Fouchia.” • “This kid does all the things that your name doesn’t get in the paper for - diving after loose balls, took 9 charges in a 4 game period - it’s all about the team and not ‘I’ and he really exemplifies that,” said Chuck Day. “I appreciate all of the little things that he does, and he has the potential to be one of those great senior leaders. That is why my nominee is Skylar Davis.” • One teacher made his selection through research.

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He described the process of digging through four years of history with this student, even finding a year where she didn’t miss a single assignment. “Last year, I had this student in my ACT prep class, and this student improved her ACT score by two points,” began John Hertel. “This particular student really blew me away when she found a subject she was interested in, did research, and put together a great presentation - it showed the person she is. My People’s Choice Award goes to Taylor Patton.” “For my People’s Choice nominee, compassion is something that is so second-nature that it is almost often overlooked. When I

“I thought, ‘What a great show of character.’ I think she just does it because that’s her nature, and that’s part of her character. I would like to recognize that with my People’s Choice Award for Ms. Tanner McCune.” • “You will not see this young man listed on the honor roll. You will not see his name in lights for athletic accomplishments. This young man is not the lead in the drama production or even an extra. This student does not work on the robotics team or hold a seat on the student council. He is not shattering weight room records. You might be asking yourself ‘Why would anyone not involved be worthy of any sort of recogni-

Your story is inspiring and far from finished. I find great hope in you and am so glad to be a part of your life.

— don nohel on trey reinhardt

first met my nominee, they were the quiet kid who just floated in the background,” said Ron Ringle. “The more I got to know them, the more I realized the depth of that compassion. His peers look to him as a true leader, and someone to become. Jon Calo, every day, your compassion truly helps someone in need.” • “She’s an outstanding performer, a role model, a leader - and I don’t know that she really knows how important she is to our band,” began Brandon Ivie. “One thing that I see over the three years is that this person is involved - in just about anything that is positive at Boyne City High School, and what I can see over and over again is that if you are involved with this person, you get her best effort - every time, no matter how busy she is - all the time, you can always count on getting the best effort of Margaret Durbin.” • “I’ve had the pleasure of working with this student, and I have to tell you, she’s brought so much joy into my life,” began Kathy Dipzinski. “She’s a hard worker, and she loves to help others. You’re headed in the right direction, and thank you for your wonderful smile, and the kindness you give every day. Please join me in giving my People’s Choice Award winner, Jennifer Buchannon, a round of applause.” • “Character reveals itself to all of us in a number of different ways and forms,” began David Hills. Hills described a student who took it upon herself to engage a troubled student.

tion?’ My answer is that it takes more than accomplishments and accolades in my book to be a person of character,” said Mike Wilson. “Over the past few years, I have seen him grow as a person as he figures out what life is about, and what he is about. When I see him walk to school every day with his sister, I can not help but smile and think ‘Attaboy.’ Without further delay, I would like to present James Guerriero with my People’s Choice Award.” • “I am very proud of this student, began Dennis Crissman. “It has taken me a few years to get to know this student, and it has been my pleasure to do so. This person wants to do a great job. His passion for cooking is evident day-today. You’ve been a wonderful student in my class, and I want you to know how much I appreciate you, Chase Griffin.” • “There’s a saying - negative breeds negative, and positive breeds positive,” began Pat Klooster. This student is fun to be around. Elliot Hausler is another one that’s a great kid, and a lot of fun to be around. • “This person is an awesome individual, began Sandra Clausen. They make great choices, and are respectful of their peers, teaching staff, and are respected by their peers, which alone is tough sometimes. They’re a great student he’s responsible for his decisions. “If you listen to my adjectives pleasure, respectful, kind, responsible, Parker Harbaugh.”

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