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Archie Klein, a former Navy Frogman (later called SEALs) raises the US Navy flag with the help of Luke Lasater during the annual Memorial Day ceremony held in Veteran’s Memorial Park
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Boyne City Rambler Keegan Lablance, #33, defies gravity as he goes up for a shot against Elk Rapids last Tuesday Jan. 10. Elk Rapids beat Boyne City 61-54.
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Benjamin gohs funds at redirecting associate editor from libraries to Citizens, business owners and law & road uses on community leaders gathered
Thursday Jan. 12, to discuss the Benjamin Gohslike to overall goals they would News Editor see achieved over the next couple ofWhat yearsbegan in Boyne as anCity. overview of the Boyne City Manager Michael road commission’s annual status Cain opened the event with a runended with county officials condown of the previous goal-setting sidering pulling certain library session funding.from a couple years ago and what type, any, progress Prompted by if comments from has been made on those goals. Charlevoix County Commission“Ier look around with what I see George T. Lasater (R-District as1),balanced growth – it hasn’t the board directed staff allto happened sector,” of he passsaid look into intheone feasibility ofing thea highest priority, which was county law that would redijob creation and retention. “Overrect fines imposed on overweight
trucks from the current benefactor, local libraries, to local law all, with what’sand going withcomthe enforcement theonroad economy, I think we did fairly mission. well withI that.” “When was sheriffing [sic] we Cain a number of new busihad said the weigh master program nesses several where have we’d stayed, work onwith overloaded/ more businesses planning open overweight trucks in thetospecial inseason; the near future. and, if they were stopped The Hotel was a top fines priandDilworth given tickets, those ority and Cain said a lot of progranged from $1,000 to $3,000,” ress has said. been “I made, there is Lasater was but always curimuch work yet to be ous; where does thatdone. money go? The Boyne Beach stay Clublocally?” property, Does that money Cain said,commission has seen minor progA road official inress and so too has broadband acformed Lasater that the funds go cess. to public libraries. The DDA plan has2012 been Michigan renewed According to the and extended which, Cain said, Public Libraries Data Digest, helped the percent tone forofpositive nearly set 6.05 nearly
sEREniTy noW! City, public & Kirtland discuss noise and other complaints at public hearing Benjamin gohs associate editor
The Boyne City Commission reviewed the status of complaints relating to the Kirtland Products wood pellet manufacturing facility during the regular Tuesday Jan. 10, meeting. Boyne City Planning Director Scott McPherson commissioners Tips forgave your yard an overview of the situation before and garden! audience members spoke for and »goaLs, pG. 5 See our section for tips on atthespecial company. fines cont. 5 against tracting birds, making the most of your “Since the start of production of patio and more. we have had comKirtland Products PAGE 16 FOR MORE plaints about theSEE operation,” he said. “While most of the complaints we have had in regards to noise there have also been concerns raised about odors and dust. In the Boyne City Zoning Ordinance the performance standards 21.78 addresses noise, odor, dust – similar types of nuisances. In addition the city also has a noise ordinance which specifically addresses motors, fans, dryers, similar mechanisms, similar to what Kirtland has at their facility.” McPherson added, “It does seem pretty clear that they are in violation A look at the lens of that ordinance.” Bryan Shumaker look at in the McPherson said thetakes city ahas been thingswith we use to take atolook at thethey stars contact Kirtland ensure this week’s Up!” are inaware of the“Look issues. “To their credit they have seemed SEE PAGE 7 FOR MORE to be proactive and sincere in their efforts to resolve these issues. However, the impact is ongoing and it is unacceptable at certain levels and it does need to be remedied as soon as possible,” McPherson said. “If they do continue to violate the ordinances the city does have the ability to issue civil infractions or to request enforcement orders.” Representatives from Kirtland Prodcourtesy photo update uctsLegislative were in attendance. Renowned comedienne Paula Poundstone will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday Audience Forest property tax breaks, medical fumembers were instructed courtesy photo tility, their wetland use permits June 22 in the Boyne City Performing Arts Center, located at 1035 Boyne Ave. to keep comments to and fivemore min-in Ty Wellman is pictured upside down as he pulls a trick. utesthis or week’s fewer.legislative update. “We are aware ofSEE thePAGE complaints and 10 FOR MORE
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contributing writer Benjamin gohs associate editor Lorraine Manary, of the Boyne Charlevoix County Commissioners area, has been announced as dubious over a the new $1,700 E x e c check ufor tivegrant-writDiing rectorservices for identified durthe Charing the Jan. l e v o i x -11, regular E m m eboard tt meeting can United rest easy. Way orgaSeveral of the nization. lorraine manary commissionM were a n a taken ry CHERiE BRoWE ers is the former Otsego County aback when United Way Executive they Direcdiscovtor, she held theClerk postCherie for eredwhere Charlevoix County two-and-a-half Browe had beenyears. paid $1,700 for her “Before the$48,000 Otwork on working securing awith nearly remonumentation grant in late 2011, manary cont. pg 4 but according to Charlevoix County Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he who allocated the funding to Browe as is allowed under Michigan State law. “There is no question I did that,” he said in a telephone interview on Friday Jan. 13. “She didn’t even know what was going on with that particular item.” That may explain Browe’s apparent confusion over why she was paid the money when questioned by commissioners during the meeting. “As far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t usual and so I asked questions about it,” said Charlevoix County Commissioner Shirlene Tripp (R-District 1), following the meeting, who initially questioned the check which was listed in the county agenda nwbank.com/FreeLunch packet. “In Northern Michigan it just seems like we have an awful lot of embezzling going on – the month before,Member I questioned why so many FDIC checks were going to Charter.” She added, “I really didn’t mean to hang her (Browe) out to dry. I have no doubt it will be straightened out.” Boyne City Loan Center 104 S. Lake St. • 459-4305
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Event hope Boyne’sorganizers own extreme skierbig-name Ty Welltalent will make their upcoming man will be back in Northern MichiBoyne Community Cengan for Country a high-flying competition at ter a big success. thefundraiser end of this month. Wellman, whotohasBoyne been skiing since According Country he was 11 years old, is Board excited Viceto see Community Center his friends,Jim family and compete at President White, the center one ofbethehandicap hills where he spentbeso must accessible manyithours fore can practicing. open to the public— to berequire able to see him a“We’re feat excited that will nearly compete because we’re not able to $20,000. travel all that much to watch him,” “Due to many donations, includsaid Ty’s dad Jeff Wellman. ing $2,000 from the Boyne Valley Those looking to support Ty will be Lions Club, it is now owned debt able to spot him by the pink bandanfree the people ofofBoyne City, as hebywears in honor his mother not the city,” said White. “It’s just who has been fighting stage-four not open yet for because not barbreast cancer severalit’s years. rier yet.” “I’vefree only competed once at GayIn order raise thea needed funds, lord, but to I did train lot on the halfWhite devised fund-raising pipe at the OtsegoaClub,” Ty said. event starringa renowned stand-up “I’m feeling little confident just comedienne Paula Poundstone. because of the home-field advantage.” Poundstone performs all “Paula The 2012 USSA Revolution Tour over the country every weekend will be in Gaylord from Jan. 30
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Equestrian expo to benefit rescued horses Remembering the Generals megan wilson contributing writer
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An organization that rescues horses It’s still a couple months from from all over Northern Michigan spring training, but several locals needs your help to continue its misshared their memories of summer sion. softball and their time with the HorClear your calendars for June 30, ton Bay Generals. 2013 because Second Chance For many years the people of Ranch and Rescue is putting on an Horton Bay harbored those same equine educational extravaganza! thoughts as the Horton Bay GenThis is the first Second Chance erals began preparation for their Ranch and Rescue Horse Benefit Men’s slow pitch softball season. and Expo, taking place at the Bay “The people in Horton Bay just Harbor Equestrian Center from loved the team,” said former team 9a.m. to 5p.m. member Henry “Beano” Archey. Second Chance Ranch and Rescue The Horton Bay Generals team courtesy photo was founded five years ago by Dr. was formed in 1976 and managed mare whountil was Pamela Graves D.V.M., who has Pictured is Sweet Pea, an approximately by Jon12-year-old Hartwell (deceased) been a veterinarian at Jensen’s Ani- saved along with 32 other horses in Presque Isle County lastin year. their change of venue theSweat early mal Hospital since 2000. by chris fauLknor 1980s. Pea is up for photo adoption. “Last Fall we a dinner and aKelts show off an old Horton Bay genChristopher Fairhad (right) and Jeffre “They said would have parties at Jon we’re hoping to raise more from well,” Graves. “Entrance to smaller silent auction that we were erals jersey from their playing days decades ago. auction—we’ve had the silent able to raise $2,400 at; this year »Generals, 5 4 horsespG. cont. pg some vendors give donations as
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Remember with a purpose Embarrassment of riches First off, I wish a very meaningful Memorial Day to everyone. Whether this holiday is, for you, a three-day weekend chris faulknor spent in per‘two cents’ petual barbeque or a day spent in remembrance of those gone before us, I hope your time was well spent. The proper way to celebrate Memorial Day is a subject of much debate; in fact, even today I found myself in more than one discussion on the matter. So who should we memorialize? Should we use today to pay respect to all veterans? Should we restrict our praise for the veterans who have passed on? Perhaps we could be all-inclusive and remember anyone who has gone before us? Well, if we go by definition, Memorial Day was created to be a day to honor the fallen veterans and soldiers -- those already dead. Veteran’s Day, in contrast, is celebrated in November to honor all Veteran’s, including the living. But really, who is the government to tell us when to remember those who have made a difference in our lives? If a fallen veteran helped make me who I am today, how can that be re-
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Ray Anthony and Ron Crozier raised the American flag during the memorial day services. Crozier did so in honor of his father who died this past year. stricted to just one day? On the other hand, is a day designated for remembrance destined to pigeonhole me into feeling things that I wouldn’t feel otherwise? The bottom line is that we should remember those who have impacted us. We should care that they passed, cherish the memories from before their passing, and honor the essence of who they were in how we live our lives. It doesn’t take a day off of work for me to be proud of those who came before me. It doesn’t take an act of Congress for me to thank someone who made my world a better place. So here’s my advice to you, people of Boyne City: Do what feels right to you. If watching a procession down Lake
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Street tugs at your heartstrings and makes you think, then it’s a good fit. If the presentation that George Lasater, Henry Erber, Ron Crozier, Jerry Evans, and the many others involved in our local veterans community gives you an education in our American history, nothing could make me happier. If you listen to Uncle Roger’s days in ‘nam over a beer and a DVD of Saving Private Ryan, then still better yet. We each need to do what we need to do -- and that will be different for everybody. Just remember that knowing about our past is supposed to accomplish two things: 1. Don’t make the same mistakes over and over. 2. Take the good things you do and repeat them over and over.
I’m going to forgive myself for the cliche headline since it is apropos. Anyone who knows me knows just how benjamin gohs ‘don’t get me wrong’ humble my beginnings were. And, while I have yet to make my first billion, I do have myriad reasons to be happy. You see, over the span of approximately a week my daughter participated in her college orientation—the same school her sophomore brother is attending—her high school graduation, and the wife and I will celebrate 19 years together on Thursday May 30. Reflecting on nearly two decades of spouse and children I have concluded that I have made my fair share of mistakes. I record them here for posterity and as a warning to any other 19-year-olds considering starting a family with no money, no education and no real job skills of which to speak. 10. When your wife tells you she is pregnant, do not say you feel like someone threw acid on your face even if that’s what it feels like. 9. When the wife says she doesn’t want anything for Christmas/Anniversary/Valentine’s Day/Birthday—she is lying! 8. Linoleum! Linoleum! Linoleum!
Because you can’t hose barf, mud, blood or baby bombs off carpeting. 7. If your mother-in-law calls you an “uneducated bum,” listen to her, she’s probably right. 6. Don’t bother trying to convince the gas company not to shut you off in the middle of the winter just because you have a baby in the house ... they don’t care. 5. Don’t call your daughter’s friend who is a male person “Lizard Boy,” regardless of how funny you think it is. 4. When your children are grown and the wife begins talking about adopting or having another baby of your own, the only antidote is to get her a cute puppy. 3. Buy a minivan. True, trading in your bucket seats and booming stereo system is one of many stops on the road to eunuchville but when you’re hauling clumsy midgets who are prone to projectile vomiting and have the dexterity God gave a blue whale you’ll be thanking me. 2. Remain calm and resign yourself to the fact that the unemployed dwarves in your home are going to take your stuff, break your stuff, return your stuff with other stuff on it, demand stuff of their own–and then break and lose their own stuff. If you just plan on not having anything now it won’t come as such a shock later on. 1. Enjoy it. Time goes by really really fast. One day they’re playing peek-a-boo and the next they’re calling you from college because they ran out of toilet paper and have no calculator batteries—true story.
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‘Nature knows, we learn’ in this week’s ‘Beautiful Boyne’ With even more regularity than a New York stage our days repeat themselves. The sun rises; although perhaps invisible beannethurston-brandly hind cloud ‘Beautiful boyne’ cover, every day at exactly the right second just as the stage curtains are drawn to display the stage’s setting exactly on the scheduled opening time. Admittedly what is viewed often varies from one person to another, dependent on exactly where they place their feet when crawling out of bed or where their ticket indicates they are to sit during the forthcoming play. Dependent on the mood of the person, whether moving into their busy day or relaxed on a theater seat what evolves before them can bring laughter, tears, disgust, admiration, questions or agreement nods. How we walk out of the theater at the performance’s end or our feelings as we crawl into bed at the day’s end all depends on the beginning mood and how it has reacted with the performance’s theme or how the day’s activities are perceived. Scientists have been intrigued by ‘moods’ for years and consequently written volumes on the subject. However this study has not grasped just by those professionally called to search for answers, but also many of us who are busy living life, morning after morning. There are even times when we are thrown into situations so unlike our own world we experience the feeling of being actors or actresses. We shake our heads and think, “Boy, this isn’t me standing in front of all these strangers!” I am experiencing
this type of reaction these days as I work to market my most recent book. I can’t believe it is me meeting the people I am. Any day’s weather conditions can affect many of us in either a positive or unproductive manner. Science has gone so far as to establish this reaction to the barometer as an illness and offers various solutions, including additional lighting at our place of work. I am one such human being. I don’t even have to glance at the barometer which hangs by our front entry to know when it’s little red arrow has dropped or is the process of doing so. I have learned to slow my pace, busy myself at low key activities and not ask myself to take on any great project. Tomorrow’s sunshine will come and with it my ambition and drive to involve myself in a number of fun and necessary tasks. It is when I find myself in the midst of a three to five day siege of cloudy, drippy, cold and stay-under-a-roof days descend I find myself finding it all but impossible to discipline myself to low key activities. The very best answer is a good book, comfy chair and low preparation meals. The book can be fictional or nonfictional. Like many readers once I discover a writer who plops me down in another world I can’t resist reading every book he or she writes. Magazines are another escape mechanism. Of course, the other side of this story is my love of writing. My own world disappears as I write, or at least takes on a different place and time zone where the day’s weather is irrelevant. Today’s computer has expanded this arena by offering an unbelievable speed the old typewriter couldn’t work itself up to. The hours fly by. Those of us who embrace the world surrounding us in all its unending awesomeness become aware Nature is way ahead of us in its knowledge of barometer science.
This becomes undeniable when we realize the birds who normal fly from tree to tree or across the yard; hop back and forth seeking food or cuddle next to each other on a railing and sing are not to be seen. Four or five hours later the storm their systems detected arrives; winds beat on the trees and rain soaks all it reaches. The birds have safely tucked themselves away in
shelters of their choice to wait the storm out. I was fascinated just a few years back when Taiwan had a severe tsunami beat on its western coast to read about the animals in the area. Both wild and domestic were discovered high up in the inland hills well out of reach of the enormous water surges which were blown inland causing the demolition of
the sea-side villages and deaths of many of the island inhabitants. The animals survived. They were huddled well about the invading ocean. I suspect all members of the animal kingdom have this selfpreservation ability tucked deep inside themselves – as we all do. It took Evangelista Torricelli to give us our ‘how to’ back in 1682. atb1923.wordpress.com
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900 block of Brockway St 12:04pm Technology offense reported in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 2:19pm found ball cap turned into PD 2:26pm Disturbance reported in the 200 block of S Park St 3:55pm Found wallet turned into PD. Returned to owner. Tuesday, May 14 1:46am Suspicious situation in the 1200 block of Boyne Av 7:11am Citation issued for no proof of insurance at Pleasant and Timber 8:49am MIP tobacco complaint in the 1000 block of Boyne AV 10:37am Report of MDOP in the 400 block of N lake St 3:40pm Found cell phone dropped off at PD 3:46pm Vehicle unlock in the 200 block of S Lake St 9:22pm Assist EMS in the Industrial Park 10:22pm Barking dog on Adams St 10:23pm Gasoline drive off from the 200 block of S Lake St Wednesday, May 15 11:15am Report of 2 gunshots being heard in the area of Second St during the middle of the night. 11:28am Assist Fire Dept with gas leak in the 300 block of S Lake St 2:22pm Found wallet dropped off at PD 3:50pm Report of stolen cell phone from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 4:54pm Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of E Division St 6:12pm Found cell phone dropped off at the PD 8:14pm Citation issued for careless driving at State and Lake St 9:54pm Stalking complaint in the 300 block of N Lake St 10:33pm Disturbance in the 400 block of N Lake St 11:20pm Lodged stray dog at shelter
Court Reporter District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: • Matthew Carl Littrull, 26 of Charlevoix - Operating while intoxicated. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 90 days electronic monitoring, 3 days community service in lieu of jail time. To be placed on probation for 9 months, submit to PBT/ drug testing as required, pay $925 in fines and costs with restitution to be determined. • Thomas Michael Harbaugh, 64 of Boyne City - Impaired Driv-
Thursday, May 16 1:39am Report of intoxicated male near Water and Lake Streets 8:30am Vehicle unlock in the 400 block of Pearl St 12:08pm Vehicle unlock in the 100 block of E Water St 13:05pm Subject arrested for probation violation 1:42pm Dog running at large on Front St 2:31pm Subject causing disturbance at the Veteran’s Memorial 4:17pm Citation issued for dog in the park during special event 6:20pm Disturbance in Veterans Park 11:59pm Citation issued for speed in the 500 block of N Lake St Friday, May 17 12:24am Citation issued for speed at lake and North St 1:23am Arrested subject for OWI and a warrant. Arrested second subject for probation violation. 8:00am Assist MSP with search for possible man with gun 9:30am report of missing checkbook from downtown 11:59am Death notification delivered on Groveland St 1:16pm Complaint about people selling mushrooms along the roadside 1:46pm Complaint about trucks going to fast and using engine brakes on S Lake St ing. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 3 days community service in lieu of jail time, 89 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for 6 months, not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances, pay $725 in fines and costs. • Aubree Bartholomew, 20 of Boyne City - Harboring Misdemeanors. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 5 days community service in lieu of jail time, 87 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for 6 months, submit to PBT/drug testing as required, not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances. To pay $350 in fines
2:07pm Disturbance at Veteran’s Park 2:58pm Subject reported getting sick after attending the Mushroom Festival 3:09pm Trespass complaint in the 100 block of N Lake St 3:30pm trespass complaint in the 100 block of S Lake St 6:22pm Hit and run in the boat launch parking lot 8:24pm Vehicle unlock at Lake and Water 9:05pm Dog complaint in the 200 block of N Lake St 11:46pm Suspicious vehicle on Boyne Av 11:52pm Report of loud music downtown and minors walking around downtown Saturday, May 18 2:45am Welfare check on subjects at Rotary Park 3:35am Assist citizen in the 300 block of N Lake St 9:26am Citation issued for speed at N Park and Meadow Ln 12:58pm Citation issued for speed at Lake and Lower Lake 1:17pm Suspicious situation in the 300 block of State St 1:49pm Found property turned into PD 4:42pm Vehicle unlock on River St 4:50pm Juvenile complaint at the Morel Festival 5:12pm Private property PDA on Ray St 5:59pm Barking dog on Line St 6:46pm Vehicle unlock on River St 9:02pm Report of suspicious subject on State St 10:10pm Assist to Otsego County on Standard Lake 11:38pm Suspicious situation in the 100 block of S Lake St Sunday, May 19 12:29am Juvenile complaint from the 600 block of N Lake St 1:39am Assist Sheriff Dept on Maand costs. • Michael Lacroix, 27 of Boyne City - Impaired Driving. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 3 days community service work in lieu of jail time, 89 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for 9 months, submit to PBT/drug testing as required, not to consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances, to pay $725 in fines and costs. • Dalerobert Sutton, 46 of Boyne City - Attempted 4th degree criminal sexual conduct (under 13). To serve 365 days in jail with credit for 1 day served, 184 days held in abeyance. To be placed on probation for 2 years, no contact with the victim or family. To pay $575 in fines and costs.
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ple Grove Rd 6:18am Assist MSP with larceny and MIP complaint in the 1100 block of Boyne Av 7:46amReport of MDOP to fountain in Old City Park. No damage 8:29am Report of lost camera 11:10am Report of missing BMX bike 11:19am Disturbance reported near the river mouth 12:08pm Citation issued for no seat belt at Vogel and Park 12:15pm private property damage accident in the 400 block of N Lake St 2:57pm Report of jumping into traffic in the 100 block of N Lake St 3:50pm Threats complaint received from Veteran’s Park 5:35pm Lodged a stray dog at the shelter 5:56pm Domestic dispute reported in the 100 block of Franklin St 6:17pm Report of someone going through dumpster in the 1200 block of Boyne Av 9:02pm Assault in the 700 block of Front St
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The Leadership Charlevoix County Class of 2013 celebrated their graduation at the Boyne Beach Haus. Graduating are: Corey Bascom, Randy Calcaterra, Marcia Campbell, Jamie Caroffino, Richard Christner, Karen Johnson, Monica Kroondyk, Lisa Luebke, Nancy Mullins, and Cheltzi Wilson. The program was coordinated by Mishelle Shooks and the steering committee was chaired by Dianne Litzenburger.
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sego County United Way I worked for a number of years with nonprofit organizations and their boards doing strategic planning as a business consultant,” said Manary “When the opportunity arose in Otsego I decided to take that on as a new challenge— I’d always hoped that I could return to the Charlevoix-Emmet area.” Manary has a bachelor’s degree in organizational management, and a master’s degree in organizational development. “When Martha Lancaster announced her retirement, I just couldn’t help but apply for this job,” Manary said. “I just am really glad that the board decided to choose me.” Manary credits the success of the Charlevoix-Emmet County United Way organization to its former Executive Director, Martha Lancaster. “Martha built all of this from the ground up. She is leaving behind a large robust organization and she has left some very big shoes for me to fill,” said Manary. “I just hope that I can continue to have that same impact that she’s had on the community.” Manary’s first order of business will be to learn who her coworkers and donors are. “I will be working with Martha for a few weeks to see what the board’s goals are for the next year— my goal will be to go carry out that mission,” she said. Manary first became involved in the world of nonprofit organizations due to reasons that took shape 24 years ago. “My daughter was born with Down Syndrome and she has brought me into this world,” said Manary. “It is because of her that my life has taken this course.” Lancaster will officially retire toward the end of June. Manary will leave the Otsego County United Way, officially, on June 14.
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this event is by donation, whether it be a monetary donation or a donation of some horse-related object.” Second Chance Ranch and Rescue is an organization that specializes in rescuing large animals, whether it be from mistreatment or from a voluntary animal surrender. “We get our animals primarily from law enforcement seizures,” said Jill Drury, who is helping to organize the benefit. “In the past we received 33 animals from the Presque Isle horse seizure; we were able to relocate most of the horses but some were in such poor condition that they had to be euthanized.” The Horse Benefit and Expo will have several different types of vendors: those that are both non-horserelated and horse-related, and is
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at big venues. She will be headlining in Las Vegas at the Orleans Casino two weeks after Boyne City. Back row balcony tickets in the Orleans Showroom cost more than our Boyne City tickets,” White said. “She will be performing in Bismarck, the capitol of North Dakota, population 61,000, the day before her Boyne City appearance.” If the event is successful, the funds will be used to purchase an automated wheelchair lift. Poundstone will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday June 22 in the Boyne City Performing Arts Center, located at 1035 Boyne Ave. So far, people from Mt. Pleasant to Mackinaw City have bought tickets to the show. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling (231) 582-6532 or go to http://boynecc.com for ticket information. You can also go to www.poundstone.net to buy reserved seat tickets and print your own tickets or you can buy reserved seat tickets from White at Ace Hardware. “Talk some of your friends into joining you and make a fun evening out of this fundraiser,” White said. “All seats are reserved, so you can show up ten minutes before show time and have reserved
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A fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday May 31 at the Boyne City Eagles Club, 106 River St., to help Brendan Heath—whose mother Stacy Heath died earlier this year—study music in Europe this summer. Suggested donations are $10 per person for this evening of live Jazz and acoustic music supplied by the Boyne City Jazz Trio, Boyne City High School Jazz Band and The Acoustic Tribute. Barbecue-style food will be served and there will be a silent auction with items including a golf package and much more. Brendan is currently part of the Boyne City Jazz Band and the Boyne City Blaze Robotics team. He was recently inducted into the National Honors Society. Brendan will be performing with the symphony orchestra, The Northern Winds, as he travels with the Blue Lake International Orchestra in Europe this summer. The Blue Lake International Exchange Program is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through the universal language of the arts. If you are unable to attend the event and would still like to support Brendan, please visit: http://www.gofundme. com/2vohl8
sure to include something for all ages. “We already have approximately five vendors committed, but we are hoping to have 15 by the event,” said Drury. “There are going to be arts and crafts, equine jewelry and equine massage to name a few.” 4H Judges will be one of the participants in the Expo, and will be on hand to help local 4H members who will be doing presentations as part of a 4H requirement. Also part of the horse expo is a silent auction. All proceeds will be going towards the Second Chance
Ranch and Rescue organization. A portion of the silent auction items that have been donated include a 300 lb decorative boulder, Western Horse Show shirt custom made, National Tack Store items, custom made horse jewelry, horse Reikki therapy and human Reikki therapy. “This organization is done on a purely volunteer basis, so we have little administrative costs,” said Graves. “All of the money raised here goes towards animal care—a horse should be eating 1/3 of a bale of hay a day, and we purchase most
of our hay.” According to Drury, larger animals have special needs and there is dearth of support for species like horses. “All animals need support and we’re trying to raise awareness because there’s a humane society, small animal rescues, there’s resources for those types of animals,” she said. “But, there’s not much information out there about large animals.” For more information please contact Jill Drury at (231) 920-9645 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From pg.1 $413 million in library funding statewide came from penal fines. For example, Charlevoix Public Library expected to receive $40,848 of their $1,011,721 operating revenues for the 2001-2012 fiscal year. The Boyne District Library, in 2010, received $40,920 which was 7.37 percent of its $531,584 in general revenues. The Jordan Valley District Library, in 2012, received $29,691.91 in penal fines for a total revenues of $404,274. “A hundred percent goes back to libraries? Yet, the road commission and the sheriff’s office is paying the dime to get it done,” Lasater said. “This doesn’t seem fair. It doesn’t seem like a level playing field to me. What can be done to change that?” Local county treasurers collect the penal fines and wait for the Library of Michigan to send information, which it does on an annual basis, informing them which libraries qualify for funding and, based on population, how much funding each library is to receive. However, the Library of Michigan does not control which libraries receive funding.
Charlevoix County commissioners discussed appointing their civil counsel to research whether they could pass the new law. Charlevoix County Commissioner Larry Sullivan (R-District 6) said it may be a case where local units of government will have to sign off on such a change. “Under any circumstances I don’t think we would want to just do away with the weigh master program even though it’s costing local dollars because it’s saving local roads,” he said. “One part of it is the financial—in terms of who gets those fines—the other part of it is that we don’t want overweight trucks out there destroying the roads because we’ve got a county-wide road millage to try and maintain our roads … and we don’t want to go through and make improvements and then have somebody tear the heck out of it.” Charlevoix County Commissioner Chris Christensen (R-District 2) said the county has increased its net road assets by $9 million last year and the county needs to protect those assets. Charlevoix County Commission Board Chairman Joel Evans (R-District 4) moved to refer the matter to the Charlevoix County Building & Grounds Committee for further investigation. To see the road commission overview given at the meeting go to boynegazette.com. There is no charge for this.
Day at the races
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photos by chris faulknor
Art Carson (above) of New Baltimore brought his family to support and assist his drag racing dreams. James and Jackson Bradley race their respective 81 Pontiac Firebird and 2001 Raptor down the runway.
Fred Ransom (above) gets ready for a race. Art Carson (below) gets ready to take off from the inside lane. Monty Roland and Gary Sage (bottom) race to the finish!
427 Bridge Street, Charlevoix, MI Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:00 - 8:00 PM Proceeds from the "special of the day" and "special microbrews" go towards the trail.
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PUBLIC NOTICE • PUBLIC NOTICE • PUBLIC NOTICE • PUBLIC NOTICE CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SYNOPSIS May 22, 2013 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met May 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the County Commissioner’s room at the Charlevoix County Building. Commissioner Gillespie was absent. Motion approved the agenda with the addition of the Resolution for Road Funds Transfer.
Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion defeated Personnel Committee recommendation to parks committee. The Clerk was instructed to repost for the position. Commissioners Evans, Lasater & Reinhardt voting no. Motion approved Resolution #13038, Award Roofing Proposal. Motion approved Resolution #13039, Beaver Island Multi-Facility and authorizes the Road Commission to apply for the TIGER grant.
Motion approved Resolution #13040, Transfer Road Millage Fund, accepting the State’s recommendation and authorizes the Treasurer to move the funds to the Road Commission. Motion tabled both Resolution #13-041, Lease Agreement and Resolution #13-042, Sublease and referred to Building & Grounds for more information. Motion adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Complete copies of Board minutes
can be found on the County website, www.charlevoixcounty.org. Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk
THE ADAMS FAMILY TRUST TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES Your interest in the estate may be barred or affected by the following: The decedent, John D. Adams, whose last known address was 07732 Ridge Road, East Jordan,
MI 49727, died April 18, 2013. By Trust indenture dated the 17th of June, 2011, the decedents established the ADAMS FAMILY TRUST. There is no representative of the Settlors’ estate to whom letters of administration have been issued. Creditors of the decedents are notified that all claims against the trust estate will be forever barred unless presented to the Trustee, JEFFRY J. ADAMS at 07732 Ridge Road, East Jordan, MI
49727, within four months of the date of publication of this notice. Notice is further given that the trust estate will be thereafter assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it. THIS NOTICE IS PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2013. KEVIN G. KLEVORN (P35531) KLEVORN & KLEVORN Attorneys for the Trustee 215 South Lake Street Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 582-7911
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Weekly Horoscope by astrologysource.com
ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to take care of last minute paperwork that must be completed early in the new year. Pay special attention to the things that are unseen and yet broadly obvious. Guide yourself by metaphors for as long as they are useful. Your emotional sensitivity can influence the way you handle situations. You will attract potential partners who can make a difference to your position in society. Be patient. You may not want to do what others want to do. Take a breather & cater to you own needs. Attend lectures or visit with individuals who can give you some insight into economic trends. Get together with friends. You can get a lot done at home if you invite over individuals who are willing to help. Complete hobbies that you have been putting off. Lucky Numbers: 2, 14, 23, 33, 45, 47 TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your keen ability to see past the immediate. A breakthrough may happen, just when you least expect it. It’s hard to be optimistic if you don’t know where you stand. As the week progresses, the picture will become clearer & you’ll know where you’re headed. You’ll be popular, entertaining and capable of persuading others to follow your lead in many areas. Contemplate the situation through the filter of your favorite philosophy. Put your cards face up on the table. Everyone loves a hero, even if the hero is somewhat of a rebel. Romance will be especially hot and dangerous, this week. Those you live with, may be eager to debate with you, be aware, that you may not be able to pull the wool over their eyes. Lucky Numbers: 20, 21, 23, 26, 40, 42 GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by the urge to travel & visit with people, especially with family members. Don’t be surprised by others request for you to help their cause. You’ll regain a measure of control over your life, just by being confident in who you are & what you are doing. You’ll be in high energy mode & may need a new outlet in order to accomplish your goals. You may be inclined toward secretive activities. Don’t sell yourself short, show everyone what you are capable of. The last thing you need right now is someone preaching the morals that you already have. Success is within your reach, even if you feel like you’re running out of time. Romance may be heady, sweet and emotionally exhausting. You are in the company of people who think the world of you. Lucky Numbers: 12, 19, 29, 39, 43, 44 CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by communication & a wide range to express your ideas and goals. Try to get promises in writing, verbal agreements can soon be forgotten. The truth may not be as important, as how it is used. Your mind will be on entertainment and competitive games. You need to spend time with friends who may become potential mates. A quick decision will make you feel as if you’ve somehow obtained something you’ve been planning for, for a long time. Children & elder family members will require your attention. You colorful way of expressing yourself will bring you popularity and newfound love. Stabilization can be yours if you are willing to communicate honestly.
Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 11, 13, 15, 40 LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your emotionally sensitive feelings to everything around you. The new millennium will bring your feelings closer to the surface. A real commitment to what you do will bring you an instant return. You’ll be able to expand your home environment with improvements and enlarge your family circle by inviting friends to share your joy. This week-end is a good time to share some happy moments with others, to reflect on your future together. Disappointments from coworkers could tempt you to try to hide your head in the sand. Don’t you dare! High honors are due to come your way. You deserve whatever you want. If you don’t see the right re-action, ask for an explanation. Lucky Numbers: 6, 10, 20, 30, 40, 41 VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to learn from those around you. You may need time to think. Leadership is likely if you put additional work into organizations you belong to. You may have trouble getting along with some of your friends. Try to be direct, yet diplomatic in order to gain their cooperation. Some family members may need a bit more time and attention, than usual. You are so interested in what everyone else is doing that you will pick up plenty of knowledge this week. Moderation is important for your health and for how others see you. Get out with friends, you need some excitement in your life. You should try to attend functions that will stimulate your mind. Once you start to relax, you’ll be hard to keep up with. New light will find its way into a dark corner of your life. Lucky Numbers: 12, 18, 20, 30, 40, 457 LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to show others how talented you are. Home-improvement projects will turn out well. You’ll be able to make a difference if you are willing to give some of your time. Pay close attention to the context from which you draw your statistics and knowledge. The culture with which you’re the most familiar will affect your perspective on a range of things. Volunteer work, at this time, will prove to be very rewarding to you. It will also bring you in contact with those who can sparkle your creative imagination. Your extra energy could be used for almost anything you choose. The usual barriers in business and romance will open for you like swinging doors. Lucky Numbers: 1, 4, 10, 23, 30, 34 SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to find surroundings that will enhance your self-indulgent state of mind. Try not to be too curt with your loved ones and be prepared to work on some of the difficulties that have arisen in your relationship. You may be in a partnership that is extremely fulfilling and satisfying. Spend your energy wisely. If fabulous offers come your way, investigate them carefully. Go for the one that satisfies you the most. The strong, deep currents could be the ones that will take you for the best ride. Use a delicate touch and soft words. Love is exactly what you deserve. Enhance your looks and try to improve your image. A new you will lift your spirits and attract plenty of attention. New relationships are apparent. Luck will be
with you if you are willing to look into auspicious ventures. Lucky Numbers: 7, 10, 29, 37, 48, 49 SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to be the roving instigattor, happy to stir up excitement wherever you land. You will feel emotionally up and down. Try not to take things the wrong way. Your tendency to be overindulgent and sentimental could leave you feeling quite silly, later on. You may not be the easiest person to get along with at times. Creative projects may appear to be stable and secure. You must not push yourself to the point that your health suffers. Romance and love connections can be great if you don’t hesitate to interact with others. Social events should be attended, especially if they have anything to do with promotional efforts. You can make major gains if you talk to the right people. Don’t hesitate to push your ideas. Lucky Numbers: 8, 15, 22, 23, 47, 48 CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by you need to organize yourself. Be aware of the need to share your home with someone compatible. Over-demanding people need not apply. Don’t allow others to infringe on the time you require to complete your important preparations. Honesty and integrity will be the key to making the right choices and avoiding mishaps. Life may not always be this wonderful, but you’d do well to find a formula that you can repeat in darker times. Knowing other people’s motivations could help you to narrow down your options. By this time next week, you should be ready to move. Educational pursuits will be informative and entertaining as well as introduce you to new acquaintances. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. Lucky Numbers: 7, 14, 27, 37, 47, 48 AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to broaden your base of support. You will, as a result find love, manifesting itself in the strangest ways. You’ll be able to form an alliance that will benefit you and others in the near future. Don’t hesitate to get out & enjoy their company, this festive season. Your professional talents will be very attractive to those you meet. If you are quick to recognize an opportunity and then to take the appropriate action, the year ahead will be full of rewards and self-satisfaction. Your outlook coupled with your knowledge will lead you in a positive, progressive direction. A real friend won’t begrudge you anything you ask for. You need to take care of your health, as lowered vitality may lead to ailments. Lucky Numbers: 9, 11, 12, 22, 25, 27 PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by changes in your financial situation. These changes should be able to help you decide which direction you want to take. Your friends will be there for you to lean on them, if need be. Others you deal with may be prone to erratic behavior, which may make you feel more rebellious than usual. Impractical ideas and unreliable communications can cause a strain in relationships. State your position clearly & try to understand others’ positions. This may be a time of breakthrough and personal triumph. You may be delivering perfectly good ideas, but to the wrong audience. Polish up your presentation and find another group to focus on. Lucky Numbers: 20, 21, 27, 30, 31, 40
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footballer 29 Common verb 30 __ and don’ts 31 Retirement account 32 Scuffles 35 Lustrous fabric 37 Swiss peak 38 CD player button 39 Scoundrels 43 Pitcher handle 44 Fighter pilot 45 Sentimental movie 49 Definite article 50 Make up for 51 Can metal 52 Eternally, in verse
53 Urban drainpipe 54 Conclude Down 1 Age 2 Diamond, e.g. 3 Performs surgery 4 Most senior 5 Pop’s partner 6 Mine finds 7 Renters 8 Main dish 9 __ Kudrow of “Friends” 10 Circle sections 11 Milk type 16 Brief message 20 So-so grade 21 Castle defense
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Paula Poundstone The world’s largest telescopes Stand-up Comedienne Paula Poundstone will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday June 22nd in the Boyne City Performing Arts Center, located at 1035 Boyne Ave. Tickets for this Fundraiser are $40 Proceeds from this event will go to the Boyne Country Community Center. Ticket information at 582-6532 or http://boynecc.com
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The James Webb Space Telescope (at right) , which will launch in a few years, dwarfs the Hubble Space Telescope. ciently, it might already by daylight! The Russians tried to make a bigger mirror, but this thermal instability rendered the mirror essentially useless and it was never used. Mirrors now are thinner and telescopes are made of multiple smaller mirrors combined to optically make a very large mirror. For example, the Hubble Telescope is one single mirror, but, for example, the new JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) set to be launched in a few years, is made of multiple segments. Ground based telescopes also have adaptive optics, a specialized way to minimize air unsteadiness and temperature fluctuations which make images wiggle and blur. It uses a high power laser aimed to a point at the edge of the atmosphere. By measuring the rapid fluctuations due to air currents and heat, it sends commands over a hundred times a second to small pads positioned behind the thin mirrors to flex and twist so as to negate the effects of the flickering air. The images turn out incredibly enhanced, but the best option is still to be where there is no air—like the
environment of the Hubble Space Telescope. And speaking of space, on June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to walk in space. Tragically, he was to die in the Apollo 1 capsule during launch pad testing in a fire just two years later. Don’t forget to try and get outside and do some observing! Binoculars, telescopes, naked eye— this is the time to get out and enjoy and appreciate the wonders that the night sky offers. The Headlands in Mackinac City has many great programs during the summer, and I encourage you to check them out; there is even a regularly scheduled narrated night cruise on one of the Mackinaw Island ferries! As always, I encourage you to attend one of our NOMAC (Northern Michigan Astronomy Club) www. nomac.net meetings. Our next meeting starts at 8:30 PM on June 6 at Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan. Our presentation lasts about an hour, and if the weather cooperates, we will be observing afterwards ... no experience necessary!
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Hello fellow astronomers! Summer has seemingly arrived (we don’t really get any Spring!) and with it the promise of more clear bryan shumaker nights and NASA/JPL Solar the splendor System Ambassador of summer Look Up! celestial visWhat’s in the tas. night sky? The moon will be last quarter on May 31, so this is a great week to be out observing the night sky. By now you should have noticed that a new set of constellations are gradually making their appearance in the east. Much of the fun in observing throughout the year is to watch the continually changing but always repeating procession of stars, galaxies, planets, and deep sky wonders. On June 3, 1948, the 200 inch Hale reflecting telescope on Mt. Palomar was officially dedicated. At the time it was the largest telescope in the world. Cast from a single giant block of special Pyrex glass, it took almost a year to cool before the mold was removed. It took well over another year to gradually grind the center down so it was a “perfect” astronomical mirror. Four tons of glass was removed during the grinding process! One of the problems with big mirrors like this is that they must cool down to the surrounding temperature in order to avoid thermal currents (similar to the ripples one sees coming off hot pavement). This can take so many hours that by the time the mirror has cooled suffi-
Michigan’s first governor will be the topic when Don Faber – author of “The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics” – visits Boyne District Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. In addition to being Michigan’s first governor, Stevens T. Mason was a dominant political figure in the state’s early development. Faber successfully captures Mason’s youthful idealism and visionary accomplishments, including his advocacy for a strong state university and fighting for the creation of the Soo Locks. This biography presents a vivid portrait of the “boy governor’s” conflicts, desires and sense of patriotism. Faber is part of the Library of Michigan’s 2013 “Michigan Notable Authors Tour.” The authors whose works were chosen as 2013 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit nearly 50 libraries throughout the state. “This year’s Michigan Notable Books delve into wonderfully diverse topics and offer something of interest for just about everyone,” said State Librarian Nancy R. Rob-
ertson. “The tour offers the opportunity for book enthusiasts in many corners of the state to join in the conversation about what constitutes ‘great writing’ and to hear from some of the Great Lakes region’s most beloved authors.” Faber is also the author of “The Toledo War,” winner of the 2009 Michigan Notable Book Award. Former editor of the Ann Arbor News, he also served on the staff of the Michigan Constitutional Convention, won a Ford Foundation Fellowship to work in the Michigan Senate, and was a speechwriter for Michigan governor George Romney. Michigan Notable Books is designed to promote reading and raise awareness of Michigan’s literary heritage. The program annually selects 20 of the most outstanding books published in that year – titles that are reflective of Michigan’s diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experience. The 2013 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the
BAC spring hours continue
or regular visitors. "All play a big part in the sales gallery and educational opportunities," said Board Member, Diane Strzelinski, "We will notify artists of upcoming classes by announcing it in the local media." Spring hours for BAC vary and is typically open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. To inquire about specific hours, email email@example.com. The free exhibit opened Friday May 17 with a reception and will continue changing to seasonal artwork through the end of September. The original oil painting by artist Jennifer Witthoeft for the SOBO Arts Festival poster is on display at BAC where the signed posters are offered for sale. The 24 X 48 "Sailing" painting will be auctioned off at the SOBO Arts Festival on the last weekend in June. For more information visit, www.soboartsfestival.com or call 269-8320496. BAC will participate in the free family oriented
Amid Spring's changing temperatures, Boyne Arts Collective (BAC) at 210 S Lake Street, offers works in a variety of mediums. The collective's acting curator and special events coordinator, Elaine Case, said "the selection includes watercolors, oils, acrylic, fiber art, photography, clay, jewelry, notecards and woodwork." At times, visitors to BAC can see artists at work there. The nonprofit arts collective is now in its seventh year, and counts over 150 artists and supporters. The mission of BAC is to encourage and support artists, expand their opportunities, and promote art education and appreciation in the community. For more information about the collective and its activities, see www.boynearts.org Contributors to the juried displays have a variety of ties to the Boyne area, whether they're full time residents, or seasonal artists, art students,
Author Dan Faber will discuss his book “The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics on June 4 at the Boyne District Library. Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Meijer, and the Michigan Center for the Book. Media Sponsors are Mittenlit.com, City Pulse, WKAR, Dome, Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography. Boyne District Library is located at 201 E. Main St. For details about this author event, call 231-5827861 or visit www.boynelibrary. org.
The BAC is located at 210 Lake St. in Boyne City. SOBO Arts Festival with members displaying under two tents at Peninsula Park by the Boyne Swimming Beach.
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EJ Rotary 7th variety show
East Jordan Rotary Club Plans 7th Annual Variety Show The East Jordan Rotary Club is at it again . . . putting their creative heads together to plan the 7th annual Rotary Variety Show, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th. Held at the Community Auditorium at East Jordan High School, show time is at 7:00 p.m. each night. Long-time Rotarian Chip Hansen will serve as the Master of Ceremonies again this year. “We’ve got an exceptional group of Rotarians and guests performing in the show again this year,” he noted, adding, “the show is one of the hottest tickets in northwest Michigan, and the show’s slapstick comedy, music and quality attract people from all the surrounding communities and elsewhere.” The show features the fabulous Rotary Chorus, as well as a live pit band. “The chorus and the band carry the show,” Hansen said. “Our musicians fly in from all over the country, and they’re absolutely top notch,” he concluded. The Rotary Variety Show is a team effort, too. Rotarians Mike
Come to the Charlevoix Area Hospital Family 5K and Doggie Dash on Saturday, June 1. This event has fun for the whole family - pets too! There will be a prize for the first dog completing the race. In addition to the scenic 5K route, a variety of activities will be offered throughout the morning, including yoga, hula hooping, karate, dance, Cross Fit class, and face painting. Registration starts at 8:00am, with the 5K set to begin at 9:00am. A Rainbow breakfast, bagels, and water will be provided for participants. All runners receive an event t-shirt with registration.
Aenis and Mark Penzien coordinate the show’s Production Team. “The Production Team is responsible for selecting the chorus medleys, writing the skits, managing the rehearsals, and more,” Aenis said. Penzien agreed, noting, “We have as much fun putting the show together as we do performing the show.” “Every show is different,” Aenis added, saying, “we’ve got a lot of creative and talented people on the planning team, and there is never a shortage of great ideas.” A silent auction precedes each show, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium lobby. The pre-show begins at 6:15 p.m., so guests are encouraged to come early to enjoy music provided by Bud Bechtold, Bob Bryan and the rest of the Rotary Swing Band. Tickets are priced at just $10 each, and are available in East Jordan at Charlevoix State Bank, Huntington National Bank and Glen’s Market. Tickets may also be available at the door, but in very limited quantities. According to Chip Hansen, the show generally sells out. “The community looks forward to the show, and are super supportive,” he said. Proceeds from the show will be utilized in support of all the good work the East Jordan Rotary Club does throughout the year, including scholarship support for local students, youth leadership training programs, community improvement projects and more.
Charlevoix pool memorial Doggie Swim The George Wahl Memorial Doggie Swim is scheduled for dogfriendly dogs 50 lbs or lighter at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and dog-friendly dogs 50 lbs or greater at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Saturday June 1 at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool, 11905 US 31 North in Charlevoix. This event costs $15 per dog for a 30-minute swim. George Wahl was an avid swimmer and great friend to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. In honor of his memory, this annual event will benefit two wonderful community resources in which George greatly believed. Each pooch will receive a tennis ball upon entry and a treat upon exit! Owners will not be permitted in the Pool with their pets. Following the Doggie Swim, the Pool will be closed for its annual drain, repairs, and cleaning. The Pool will reopen Monday, June 10! To sponsor the event or make a contribution to the Pool or Humane Society in George’s name, send a check to 11905 US 31 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720. For more information, call (231) 547-0982 or visit our website at www.charlevoixpool.org.
CCCF aids Grandvue
Grandvue, Charlevoix County’s Medical Care Facility in East Jordan, was awarded a grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation to be used toward the purchase of a new wheelchair accessible van. Grandvue’s van has been instrumental in providing for the transportation needs of the facility’s residents to medical appointments as well as local events and activities. Maureen Radke of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation presented the facility with a check at the May meeting of the Charlevoix County Department of Human Services (DHS) Board. Pictured (from left) are Maureen Radke, Charlevoix County Community Foundation; Rebecca Verville, Social Worker; Roberta Korthase, Social Worker; Joel Evans, County Commissioner; Bill Olstrom, Charlevoix County DHS Board Chair; Bob Pawlus, Charlevoix County DHS Vice Chair; Carol Timmer, Grandvue Administrator; and Oral Sutliff, Charlevoix County DHS Board Member.
County planning commission meeting The Charlevoix County Planning Commission will be attending a webinar on the topic of “Planning & Zoning for Small Scale Alternative Energy” on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Pine Lake Room at the Charlevoix County Building, 301 State Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720. A quorum of the Planning Commission will be present for this webinar. This webinar is open to the public.
If you’re interested in attending, please call the Information Systems & Planning Department at 547-7234 prior to May 29 so they can ensure adequate seating will be available in the meeting room. EDITOR’S NOTE: Public meetings do not require RSVP and seating for all is REQUIRED BY LAW. You cannot be turned away for inadequate seating or because you did not RSVP.
micro-brews will be donated to the Trail Fund to help make up the local matching contribution for state and federal grants. The Trail Committee led by Michelle Rick-Biddick has selected some terrific silent action items to tempt you with travel, dining, entertainment, vacation, hand crafts and home or office art pieces. If you can't make it on June 5, checks can be sent to Top Of Michigan Trails Council, (memo BCCharlevoix Trail), 445 E Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770. Meet the members of the Trail Committee and the County Parks Director Ross Maxwell, who can answer all of your questions about the trail.
Women Can/Women Do
The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan is sponsoring its annual “Women Can/ Women Do”Luncheon on Wednesday, June 19, at Castle Farms in Charlevoix from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Along with luncheons in Cheboygan and Petoskey this gala event helps raise much needed funds for critical programs and services provided by the Women’s Resource Center. Funds are chancourtesy photo neled to women, children and families in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Ostego counties. Pictured is the 2013 graduating class of Northwest Academy of Charlevoix: Beth Gohs (from left), Patty More, There are still a few seats available for the lun- Elizabeth Hodgeson, Nasstassia Ewers, Kaylee Davis, Dustin Prevo, Evan Kroon, Jeremy Whitley and Tyler Halcheon. You may call the Women’s Resource Office bert. at 347-0067 for more information or to reserve a place. Jazz the award winning Northwest Academy Band under the direction of Dave Pugh will preform at 2 pm. Dick loved teaching as noted by Charlevoix Country Club. Shotgun Start 1p.m. his students. He taught at the East Jordan High Registration forms available on line at http:// School for many years and for the past few years www.charlevoixhumane.org or at local taught drawing at the North Central Michigan Chamber offices, Summerset Pointe & Chx. College, Petoskey. Country Club. For more information on the event He came to the art center to see an exhibit just please contact Karen 231-622-9755 or http:// two weeks before his passing and related that he www.charlevoixhumane.org was looking forward to teaching again. Many of his students, teacher and artist friends Sunday , June 2 the Jordan River Art Center will will be present to present readings, poetry, be a place of celebration for Dick Cunningham and commentaries concerning their relationwho passed away Sept. 2012. Dick served on ship with Dick. Following the entertainment, the JRAC Board for many years and was always refreshments will be served by JRAC Board of most helpful in any capacity. He was a man of Directors. All persons are invited to this celebramany different interests, therefore the venue will tion. The exhibit will be open only until June 7, be varied. 1—4 pm. Closed Monday. Other times can be A full afternoon program has been planned. arranged by calling Jane Diller, 231 582 6399 or Because Dick had a strong liking to New Orleans email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Putnam and Eby Exhibit
The Charlevoix Public Library is pleased to announce a public showing of Jeannie Putnam and Beverly Eby’s paintings in the community room foyer. Jeannie Putnam was encouraged by her father to draw at a very young age. The mountains of Colorado and her dog Annie were her inspiration until moving to Charlevoix. Now, the water, beaches and incredible sunsets guide her. Beverly enjoys many different painting mediums, especially as part of the Charlevoix Plein-Aire group. The work of this powerful painting duo will inspire all who experience the exhibit, on display now through the end of June. More info at 237-7360.
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Award-winning student craftsmen
Corey Bohnet (pictured above and at lower right) and Lucas Patrick (below) recently placed in the top three spots during a Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society state competition at Central Michigan University. Bohnet built a wooden recurve bow, which placed first for bent lamination. Patrick built a cherry china cabinet, which placed third in the large cabinet division.
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Two Boyne Industrial Education students placed in the top three at the recent Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society’s state competition at Central Michigan University. The projects advanced to the state competition by placing in the top four in their category at the Regional competition held in Alcona. Corey Bohnet’s wooden recurve bow placed first in the Bent Lamination Division, and went on to place Best of Show in the Open Division for all Juniors and Seniors. Lucas Patrick’s cherry china cabinet placed third in the Large Cabinet Division. Also placing in the top four in the region and honorable mention at the state competition was Brady Calo with a wooden cabinet in the small cabinet division, Tanner Kruzel with a table in the small free standing furniture division and Alex Branin with a CAD Mechanical Drawing entry. The instructor for Boyne’s woodworking and CAD classes is Don Nohel.
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Father and Son Bill and Chris Skillman and John Dyle represented the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp #14—the oldest and largest camp in Michigan, which celebrates their 100th anniversary next year. This year is also the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Boy Scouts of Troops 49 and 53 gathered before the parade below.
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Sandra Carden, director of UNION/YOGA LLC is pleased to announce the UNION/YOGA Classic Teacher Certification Graduating Class of May 2013. UNION/YOGA offers the only State licensed yoga teacher certification programs in Northern Michigan. The Certified Yoga Instructors have achieved proficiency in hatha yoga posture and breath, anatomy and physiology, yoga literature and history, Sanskrit language, business skills, marketing, ethics and community. The rigorous 28-day training took place at Solace Institute, Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls. eft to Right: Kimberly Simon of Petoskey and Charlevoix, Jessica Ryan of Traverse City and Frankfort, Paul Kellogg of Kingsley, Phyllis Crozier of Boyne City, Amy Vipond of Charlevoix, Loretta Cwalinski of Gaylord, Pattie Coffaro of Lake Leelanau and Cincinnatti, Ohio.
4th Annual SOBO Arts Festival
The Arts will be celebrated in Boyne City at the 4th annual SOBO Arts Festival, June 28-29, 2013. Artists from New Orleans, Florida, Arizona, and all over Michigan will be featured at the two-day festival. Music will fill the streets in Boyne City’s historic downtown district as the festival opens on Friday evening, June 28, from 6-9 p.m. during the much acclaimed “Stroll the Streets” event. The evening will feature a variety of musicians and entertaining activities such as jugglers and magicians, business open houses, beer tasting, a “sneak peek” at artists exhibiting on Saturday, all culminating with an outdoor concert in the SOBO Arts District from 7- 9 p.m. featuring the Bay Area Big Band. The 17-member band builds on a proud tradition of the historical bands of Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie and Glenn Miller. On Saturday, June 29, from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. the SOBO Arts Festival activities continue at nearby Peninsula Beach, a beautiful park with ample lawn and open space on the shore of Lake Charlevoix just a short distance from downtown Boyne City. The juried art fair will blend with art demonstrations and workshops, hands-on art projects for children, and a musical performance by singer songwriter Kirby. A new event added to the festival is sand-castle building. “Be prepared, you might spot a sand pirate or two as children ‘Dig into Reading,’ a program
we are presenting this summer at the Boyne District Library,” said children’s librarian Monica Kroondyk. In addition to creative art and cultural experiences, food vendors will be on hand. There is no admission to any of the festival activities. This is a weekend event the entire family will enjoy! “The festival’s mission is to celebrate the visual, performing, written and audible arts,” said event chairperson Kathy MacDonald. “In Boyne City that’s entertainment, great art, great music, great food and great fun for the entire family.” The SOBO Arts Festival was created three years ago to celebrate the many wonderful artists and musicians of our region and to bring a quality event to the Boyne City community. For more information about the SOBO Arts Festival, visit www. soboartsfestival.com or call Kathy MacDonald at (269) 832-0496, or the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 582-6222.
Navy and Merchant Marine Veteran Edward Hennessey (second photo up) raises the flag for the Merchant Marines. Leon Vercruysse (directly above) raised the flag for the U.S. Coast Guard. Ron and Patti Crozier (below) were recognized for their hard work and service on the Boyne City War Memorial Committee and for the hours of work they personally put into the memorial.
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State & Region
NCMC offers Your weekly legislation update courses in Charlevoix County North Central Michigan College will offer college courses in Charlevoix County starting September 3, 2013. The courses will be held in Charlevoix, Boyne City and East Jordan. • Beginning/Intermediate Algebra I (MATH 110 H) will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. until 7:50 p.m. at the Boyne City High School. This is the first of two courses designed for the student placing into Beginning Algebra and needing Intermediate Algebra. • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 171 F) will be offered on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. at Boyne City High School. This course is an introduction to the scientific study of society, examining modern Western societies in terms of social processes, organizations, institutions and problems. • US History I (HST 131 E) will be offered on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. at the Charlevoix Public Library. This course is a study of the development of American social, political and economic life from the period of colonial settlement through the Reconstruction. • Knowledge Mining (OAS 297 Special Topics) will be offered four Saturdays this fall at the Charlevoix Public Library: September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. This course presents an introduction to advanced internet-based information searching strategies or “knowledge mining.” Topics to be addressed include intelligent search techniques, techniques for storage and retrieval of search results, Google and Google+, searching in government documents and university libraries, as well as specialized search sites for medical, legal and business research. Familiarity with basic person computer operations is assumed, including familiarity with basic internet browser software such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. Supplies needed: a removable digital media storage devise (flash or jump drive) with at least 1 gigabyte capacity. Call 231-348-6619 for more information. • Introduction to Biology (BIO 101 E) will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. at the East Jordan High School. This course is designed for non-science majors and for those students wishing to improve their skills before attempting more advanced studies. • CPR & First Aid (EMS 101 D) will be offered on Saturday, October 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. until 5:50 p.m. at the East Jordan EMS Station on Maple Street. Students will practice adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as standard first aid. • EMT Basic (EMS 110 A) follows the outline prescribed by the National Registry and the State of Michigan to receive National Registry Certification as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician. The course involves classroom, hands-on instruction both in the College lab and clinical sites. The course is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. from September 3 through December 20 at the East Jordan EMS Station on Maple Street. Additionally, there are classes on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4:50 p.m. on September 21, October 5, October 26 and December 7. All courses are part of the curriculum at North Central Michigan College and are transferable to other colleges and universities. To register, you must first enroll as a student at North Central by going to www.ncmich.edu. Deadline for registration is Sept. 9. North Central students living in Charlevoix County and taking any of the above classes may be eligible for tuition assistance through the North Central Michigan College Link to Learning Fund. The Link to Learning program pays the difference between Emmet County tuition rates (the lowest rate because Emmet County taxpayers partially fund the College) and the higher tuition paid by residents of all other Michigan counties. The difference in tuition for a typical three contact hour class is $170.25. The award is granted per contact hour. However, if students are receiving other forms of financial aid that cover tuition costs, they will not be eligible for the Charlevoix County Link to Learning award. The Link to Learning program, based on the availability of funds, is a designated fund of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. The money for this program has been contributed by donors with an interest in helping students in Charlevoix County.
Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting • Senate Bill 163, Revise wetland use permit details: Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate To expand certain exemptions to a state wetland permit mandate, increase some wetland permit fees and reduce others, require permit denials to document their rationale and authority, authorize grants to local governments to create “wetland mitigation banks,” slightly reduce wetland regulatory burdens imposed on county drain commission projects, slightly increase the state’s burden to justify restrictions on an owner’s use of his or her property, prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from imposing regulations that are beyond the scope those required by federal law, and make other changes to these land use restrictions. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y • House Bill 4042, Require match of welfare applicants against incarceration lists: Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate To require the Department of Human Services to perform a monthly jail and prison “incarceration match” and Social Security “death match” to help determine eligibility for a welfare and food stamp benefit “bridge cards,” and not issue or revoke the card of a person on those lists. This would codify current practice in statute. 37 Sen. Howard Walker R - Traverse City Y • Senate Bill 335, Extend Medicaid “gamesmanship” insur-
ance tax: Passed 65 to 44 in the House To extend from 2014 to 2018 the sunset on a 1 per-
cent health insurance claims tax intended to “game” the federal Medicaid system in ways that result in higher federal payments to Michigan’s medical welfare system. As introduced the bill would have eliminated the sunset and empowered the Department of Treasury to raise the tax without any further authorization by the legislature. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin Y • Senate Bill 165, Require disclosure of medical futility policies: Passed 108 to 0 in the House To require a hospital, health facility or agency that maintains a written policy that encourages or allows a health care professional to withhold or discontinue treatment on the grounds of “medical futility” to provide a copy of the policy to a patient or resident upon request. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin Y • Senate Bill 58, Revise DNR and Agriculture Department “mission statements”: Passed 89
to 18 in the House To explicitly include among the duties of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture that they work together to jointly promote development of the state’s forest products industry. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin Y • Senate Bill 51, Expand forest property tax breaks: Passed 79 to 28 in the House To expand the eligibility for certain forest property tax breaks, increase their value, increase the number of acres eligible for the tax breaks (by means of new exemptions from an existing 1.2 million acre cap), authorize a new 2 mill property tax on property in this program that would go to a proposed “Private Forestland Enhancement Fund” to subsidize private forestland management activities, and more. This and related bills are designed to facilitate use of a program granting property tax exemptions to owners of smaller “non-industrial” sized parcels of forestland, rather than one designed for owners of much larger “industrial” forests. 105 Rep. Greg MacMaster R Kewadin Y Budget Negotiations Dominate Week’s Legislative Activity The primary focus of legislative activity this week was the budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. Significantly, House and Senate conference committees came to agreement on most spending items, although some remain unresolved. One of these is whether the Department of Education budget will include language
prohibiting adoption of a national “Common Core” curriculum initiative. Many grass roots activists have expressed strong opposition to this policy, which the state Board of Education has already approved. The budget agreement does not include expanding Medicaid eligibility under the terms of the federal health care law (“Obamacare”). That issue is still in play, however; as one advocate for the expansion told the Gongwer news service, “The budget’s not done until October 1st.” In other words, a “supplemental” appropriation bill could still be passed later that would authorize the expansion. Legislative leaders and the Governor did agree on where to spend a one-time, $483 million tax collection windfall (plus another $219 million expected next year), which is mostly related to taxpayers shifting income into the 2012 tax year because of federal income tax increases. Specifically, $140 million more will be spent on K-12 schools, an additional $350 million will be used for road projects, and $75 million will be deposited in the state “rainy day fund.” It is expected that the full House and Senate will pass the complete budget next week. The weekly Roll Call Report will report key details when this happens. 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.
Charlevoix now has heart care that’s among the nation’s best. Charlevoix Area Hospital is pleased to welcome Munson cardiologists to Charlevoix. Traverse Heart & Vascular, a service of Munson Medical Center, provides heart care equal to the nation’s best institutions. Munson’s heart program is consistently recognized for high quality, including being named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals* in 2011 for superior clinical and operational performance. Munson cardiologists travel to Charlevoix Area Hospital to see patients for consultation, evaluation, testing, and follow-up care. Patients who need advanced heart care have access to the Webber Heart Center at Munson Medical Center, the recognized regional leader in heart care. We are delighted to bring expert heart care to our community. For more information, go to CAH.org/heart or talk with your primary care physician about a referral. *Thomson Reuters (now Truven Health Analytics)
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Worship Times Church of the nativity Episcopal Church of the Nativity’s service time is 9 a.m. during summer months. Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant for the Sunday, June 2 Eucharist service. Coffee hour will be held immediately after the service. Please visit our website at boyneepiscopal.org or call 582-5045 for more information. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Ej Community Church On Sunday, June 2, the sermon, “Watch Your Step – Your Pastor is a Person too” from 1 Timothy 5:17-25 will be given by Pastor Jason Richey. Service time is at 8 AM and 9:30 AM. There will be no nursery or children church at the 8 AM service. There will be infant and toddler nursery available during the rest of the morning. Children from age 3 to 5th grade will have Kids Church that they can attend during the 9:30 service. There will be no 11:15 AM classes until the fall. On Monday, June 3, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. On Tuesday, June 4, there will be an Adult Community Small Group at 6:30 PM at the LaLone Home. For questions concerning the East Jordan Campus, please call 536-2299 or the Walloon Campus at 535-2288.
For more information call 231-582-7983 or visit our website at http://fpboyne.org/ Walloon Lake Church On Thursday, May 30, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Sunday, June 2, the sermon will be “Watch Your Step: Following Jesus isn’t for Wimps!” from 1 Timothy 6:11-16 given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9 and 10:45 AM. Communion and a Benevolent Offering will take place at both services. The infant and toddler nursery will be open. Children 3 years old through 4th grade can attend children classes during both services. Fifth grade through eleventh grade classes meet during the 10:45 service only. Young adult class is held at 10:45 AM in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and Community Small Groups are available. On Thursday, June 6, Celebrate Recovery will start at 7 PM. The Mission Committee will meet at 7 PM in the Discipleship House. The church office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursday, it is open from 9 to noon. If you have any questions, please call 535-2288 or look on the church website at www.walloonchurch.com. Jewel Heart Buddhist Center For more information, email northernmi@ jewelheart.org.
United Methodist The Boyne Falls United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 9:15 am. The church is located at 3057 Mill St. Children’s programming is held during the service for pre-school through 5th grade. Pastor Wayne McKenney. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.
B.C. United Methodist The Boyne City United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 11 am. The church is located at 324 S. Park Street. Children’s programming is held during the service for ages 4 through 5th grade. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.
Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with us each Sunday at 11 a.m. Worship is led by Rev. Elizabeth Broschart followed by fellowship. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month. An infant and toddler room is available in addition to the Children in Worship program for students age four to grade 4.
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
obituary Paul E. Pfahler Paul E. Pfahler Died May 20, 2013
Paul E. Pfahler, 87, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away at home on Monday, May 20, 2013, from natural causes. Paul was born to Rita O’Brien and John Lloyd Pfahler in Mansfield, Ohio. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1944 and fought in the South Pacific during the invasion of Okinawa and several other South Pacific islands in World War II. He married Dorothy Ziegler in June 12, 1948. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1952 with a B.S. in Education. Paul was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. Paul coached football for three years in Elkton, Mich., with a record of 21 wins and one loss. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Elkton. Paul and Dorothy then moved to Boyne City. Paul was a dedicated football coach and high school teacher for 30 years, and Dorothy worked faithfully by his side as an elementary teacher during the same time. Paul coached several state championship football teams, and was elected into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. After retiring from teaching, Paul and Dorothy worked in Yellowstone National Park for many years. Paul was a back country ranger. After the big fire of 1988 in Yellowstone National Park, he had open heart surgery and could
not go back to work at that altitude. He then took up painting as a hobby and was a very good painter. Paul loved fly fishing and fished from Alaska to Newfoundland. He loved golf and continued painting pictures in oils as a hobby. They moved to Cypress Lakes Retirement Park in 1990. He joined the Big Cypress Men’s Golf League and served one year as the league’s president. He and Dorothy belong to the Pioneer Club at Cypress Lakes because of their charter membership in the park. He loved everyone he met, often entertained friends in his home and greatly enjoyed going on cruises.
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Boyne Valley Catholic Community (231) 582-7718 The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality. Activities during the week of June 2nd include: • Saint John’s is open for the Summer: Mass will be held at St. John Nepomucene parish in East Jordan on Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm through Labor Day weekend. • Mass to honor our Graduates: The liturgies to honor our graduating seniors will be held on Sunday, June 2nd. The graduates from Boyne Falls will be honored at the 9:00 am Mass at St. Augustine’s and the graduates from Boyne City will be honored at 11:00 am Mass at St. Matthew’s. A reception in the parish hall will follow both liturgies. • Come and See! Bishop Bernard Hebda and Father Don Geyman, Director of Vocations, cordially invite all men (18 and older) that are interested in learning more about the Priesthood to the “Come and See Weekend”. The weekend will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday on June 28th at the Hampton Inn in Gaylord and will include time to visit and socialize with Bishop Hebda, Father Don and other priests and seminarians of the diocese. Participants will also attend the Ordination to the Priesthood ceremony that will be held on
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Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Mary Cathedral. The weekend will conclude at 3 pm on Saturday following lunch and a panel discussion. There is no cost to participants though pre-registration is required. For more information please contact Father Don Geyman at 989-820-6591 or via email at dgeyman@dioceseofgaylord. org. To register, contact Judy Abeel at 989-732-5147 or via email at email@example.com. • Save the Date: Please reserve June 26th on your calendar for Father Duane’s going away party. We will begin mass at 5:30 followed by a dinner. More information will follow in the coming weeks. • Summer Festival Date Is Set: Mark Sunday, August 18th on your calendar as the date for the 2013 St. Matthew’s Annual Summer Festival. The festival committee will be planning another fun-filled day for everyone. Weekday Masses Monday, June 3rd 8:00 am at St. Augustine Cemetery Tuesday, June 4th 8:00 am at St. Matthew Thursday, June 6th 8:00 am at St. Matthew Friday, June 7th 11:00 am Mass at Grandvue Nursing Home 2:00 pm Mass at Brooke Assisted Living
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He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Pfahler; sisters, Janice Creps of Sabina, Ohio, Elaine Hall of Fruitland, Fla., and Helen Bollinger of Tiffin, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Marge Kinsley and Ann Payton, his aunt, Helen Cabral; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita O’Brien; his father, John Lloyd Pfahler; his stepmother, Mary Davidson Pfahler; three brothers, David, John and James Pfahler; and five sisters, Patricia Whatman, Mary Strong, Margaret Hudnell, Maxine Smith and Joanne McKee. A memorial service took place at Cypress Lakes Park with burial in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., at a later date.
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firstname.lastname@example.org www.edwardjones.com This month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a milestone, when, for the first time, it closed a b o v e 15,000. Of course, 1 5 , 0 0 0 is a nice, round number, and it sounds pretty big — but what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? Is it cause for celebration — or is it more of a “caution” flag? There’s no one simple answer to these questions. Since March 2009 — the low point of the market following the 2008 financial crisis — the “Dow” has risen about 130 percent. And while
Dave Says Move or set family boundaries? D e a r Dave, I live outside Houston with my wife and our 9-monthold daughter. I’ve dave ramsey r e c e i v ed ‘dave says’ a job offer from a company on the other side of the city that would pay, with bonuses, $25,000 a year more than I’m currently making. This would require moving to a new house and away from our extended family. My wife wants to move because my mom can be a little overbearing. I understand how she feels, but I’m not certain I want to move or take a new job. What’s your advice? David Dear David, I’m not so sure this is a job change question as much as it is about the state of your relationships. I know it’s hard to keep the grandparents away when there’s a baby in the house; that kind of goes with the territory. But I can also understand how lots of unexpected visits and unsolicited advice can wear on a person. If it were me, I wouldn’t change jobs just to run from something. My advice is to try setting boundaries in your relationships with your parents instead of installing geographical boundaries. You might want to pick up a copy
the Dow is just one index, it’s nonetheless an important measure of the market’s performance — which means that you were likely glad to see the 15,000 mark eclipsed and you’d be happy if the numbers just kept rising. However, as you’re no doubt aware, the market does not move in just one direction. Typically, declines of 10% or more — or “corrections” — occur about once a year. Unfortunately, they’re not predictable. Sooner or later, the markets will indeed change course, at least for the short term. When this happens, don’t panic — corrections are a normal part of the market cycle. Still, you might feel like you should do something to cope with the downturn. But what? Here are a few suggestions: • Keep investing — Too many people, when faced with a market drop, decide to “cut their losses” and take a “time out” from investing. But that can be a costly mistake — had these investors bailed out of the market in 2009, and only recently returned, they would have missed a substantial
part of that 130 percent run-up in the Dow. And when you invest in a down market, your dollars may actually go farther if the market rebounds, because you would have bought more shares at the lower prices. • Review your portfolio — It’s
of Dr. Henry Cloud’s great book Boundaries. Remember, your mom may not realize she’s intruding on your lives. This book is full of insight, and it will give you both some good advice on how to manage relationships in a healthy, loving way. Like I said, I really don’t feel this is a job-move issue. I think you guys just need to establish some fair and reasonable emotional distance between yourselves and your family. —Dave Altering a baby step Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free except for our mortgage, and we make $65,000 a year. At this point, we have only $17,000 left to pay on the house. We haven’t fully gotten into all the retirement planning you say should come before paying off your home. But with so little left on the house, should we attack this last bit of debt and pay it off as soon as possible? We can have it done in five or six months. Nancy Dear Nancy, I don’t see anything wrong with going ahead and knocking out the house, especially if you’re that close to making it happen.
usually a good idea to review your portfolio at least once a year, and it may be especially important during those times when the market changes directions. Over time, a portfolio can become unbalanced — for example, following a long period of rising prices, some of your growth-oriented investments may have gained so much value that they now take up a larger percentage of your holdings than you had intended, possibly subjecting you to a greater level of risk than you desire. If this happens, you may need to scale back on these investments and reallocate the money elsewhere. • Diversify — Always look for ways to spread your dollars among a range of vehicles — stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other investments. Even within these classes, look for ways to diversify further, such as owning different types of stocks, bonds of varying maturities, and so on. Diversification can’t guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, but it can help reduce the impact of volatility that can occur in a downturn. The Dow at 15,000 is certainly no minor event. And since stocks don’t appear too expensive compared to their earnings, don’t be surprised if higher milestones follow. But record highs can be quickly forgotten when the market falls. By being prepared for that day, too, you can help yourself continue to work toward your goals — even when the major market indices have, for the moment, taken a wrong turn.
Normally, the people I talk to still have $100,000 to $200,000 left on their mortgages. This is a little bit different story. Usually, I’m pretty hardcore about sticking with the proper order while doing the Baby Steps. Even in my book The Total Money Makeover, I didn’t leave room for people to go ahead and pay off a tiny, little mortgage ahead of investing for retirement. But in this situation, I think that’s exactly what I’d do. Think about it, Nancy. You could be completely debt-free by year’s end, and you’re still underway with retirement planning. What a great Christmas gift for you and your husband to give each other! —Dave Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.
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Student of the Week Sponsored by
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Boyne Falls Public Schools Student Name: Darren Czerkies Grade: 4th Parent’s Name(s): Tim and Diana Czerkies What do you want to be when you grow up?: “I want to be a pitcher for the Tigers.” Favorite Book: “I like South Carolina Sea Monsters. It’s an American Chiller.” Hobbies and Interests: “Drawing is one of my favorite things to do. I like drawing tigers the best. I also like to hunt with my dad and my grandpa.” Staff Comments: Darren Czerkies is an AllStar fourth grader! Darren is known for being sensitive and kind to everyone. He cares about his learning and works hard to do his best. And what an artist! When his artisticallychallenged teacher, Mr. Book, draws on the board, Darren just rolls his eyes and everyone yells out, “Darren could do it WAY better!” Darren’s behavior and attitude set a wonderful example for others and he deserves to be recognized as Boyne Falls’ Student of the Week.
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NAME: Devin Colbeck PARENT NAME: Rhonda Richards GRADE: 12th SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Varsity Track and Field Hospitality Varsity Football HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Running, Discus, Track, Being Active, Helping Others, Football FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: Graduate High School, Attend College, Move out of Michigan, Be Successful FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “By giving your all in everything you do you can conquer and achieve anything in life. I have learned this through my own life experiences.” STAFF COMMENTS: “Devin has a great attitude, is always courteous, and has a smile on his face. He comes to class ready to learn each day and gives it his very best.” (Mrs. Swiss, On-Line Mentor Teacher) “I can’t say enough about Devin Colbeck, he is a nice young man, polite, helpful and a good student. I would highly recommend Devin as student of the week. It has been a pleasure having Devin as a student these past two years.” (Mr. Crissman, Hospitality Teacher) “Devin is very hardworking student who does an outstanding job balancing academics and track!” (Mr. Cutler, Economics Long-Term Substitute) “Devin is a conscientious, motivated student who demonstrates an enjoyable balance of academic responsibility and subtle humor adding flavor to the classroom culture!” (Mrs. Heath, English Teacher)
May 30 Boyne Then & Now The Boyne Area Senior Center invites you to attend a slide program about Boyne City Featuring pictures and information about Boyne’s • Industries • Railroads • Aerial views • History • Ships and boats • Streets • Businesses • People • & others “Boyne Then and Now” 1856—2013 There will be 4 consecutive programs, 1— 4 Held at the Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 East Division St. on Thursday, May 23 and 30. The programs will be from 10 a.m. through 11 a.m. For information call (231) 582-6682. may 29 senior dinner BOYNE AREA SENIOR CENTER, 411 DIVISION STREET BOYNE CITY, MI 49712, PH 231 582 6682 YOU ARE INVITED TO DINNER, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th, 2013, 5:00pm to 6:00pm SERVING HOMEMADE SOUP AND SALAD BAR POLISH SAUSAGE MUSIC FOR THE EVENING DONATED BY Monti Loper 5:00pm to 6:00pm Suggested donation $3.00 may 31 deadline BC Booster Foundation nominations The Boyne City Booster Foundation will accept nominations for the Boyne City High School Hall of Fame until May 31. 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 ten 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 1967 BCHS graduate Stephanie Moody. Applications can be picked up at the High School Office. For additional information contact Principal, Karen Jarema at 4398100, or BCBF President, Dave Hautz at 582-1108.
The big time
Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss (pictured above on the big screen and at left) of Boyne City was chosen to sing the National Anthem before the Detroit Tigers baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday May 23 at Comerica Park. MAIN STREET CELEBRATION Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 19th - the 10th anniversary of the Boyne City Main Street Program. In its first decade as a Michigan Main Street community, Boyne City accomplished more than anyone ever could have imagined. With a common vision, creativity, and a spirit of fun, we put our collective shoulder into it, worked hard and turned Boyne City into one of the hottest destinations in the state. Join us in a big community celebration with music by Horton Creek, hot dogs, ice cream and other refreshments from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gazebo in Old City Park. The anniversary celebration will continue through the summer and beyond.
SUMMER VOLUNTEERS The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce again plans to have its log cabin Visitors Center open for extended hours this summer. We are looking for volunteers to staff the office from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays during Stroll the Streets along with some hours on Saturdays and Sundays. We are looking for friendly people who care about the growth and prosperity of our community. Volunteering for this activity will june 1 deadline only involve a few hours. With enough GLE People Fund Grant apps The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is individuals volunteering any one person accepting grant applications from non- will only work once a month. So please profit organizations throughout its local get your friends to join us. Contact the chamber at 231-582-6222. service area. The upcoming grant application deadline is June 1. The People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill each month to the next dollar. Since 1999 more than $2.3 million in grants have been awarded to charitable and community organizations throughout Great Lakes Energy’s 26-county service area, which stretches from Kalamazoo to the Mackinac Straits. Non-profit organizations can read program details and request a grant application online at www.gtlakes.com or by calling Great Lakes Energy at 1-888-4852537, ext. 1313. Non-profit organizations that serve communities located in the Great Lakes Energy service area are eligible to apply. Organizations that are unable to apply by June 1 will have another opportunity to apply later this year. June 19
ONGOING EVENTS SENIOR CENTER LUNCHES Boyne Area Senior Center has finished a highly successful summer program of evening meals instead of lunches on Wednesdays - but next week it’s back to lunches at noon Monday through Friday. Suggested donation for lunch is $3 for those 60 and older and $6 for those under 60. For more information call coordinator Terri Powers at (231) 582-6682 Foreign language lessons Boyne District Library offers Mango Languages, an online learning system. Go to 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.
Second Sunday, monthly Freethought association The Freethought Association of Northern Michigan invites humanists, agnostics, non believers and any one interested in challenging their beliefs and stimulate their thinking, to attend their monthly meetings. Join us on the second Sunday of every month from 1 to 3 PM. at the Emmet County Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road in Petoskey. Our next meeting is on April 14, 2013. For further information see our website at http:// www.nmfreethought.org/ or send an email to: FANM-Petoskey@charter.net.
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 underinsured 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. Every Saturday All you need is a dobber, glue, and a plasBC farmers market tic mat as you play all paper plus MichiBOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET continues gan progressive jackpot. The start time its winter season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m.; Done around 9:15 p.m. every Saturday at the red barn next to the Boyne District Library on Park Street. Want to lose weight? Vendors offer fresh produce, meat, baked Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off goods, ready-to-serve meals and more. Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of Enjoy a cup of coffee and munch a fresh the Nazarene 225 West Morgan St. Boyne bagel, doughnut or scone while you shop City, on Monday morning at 10 a.m. For and visit with friends. The market accepts more information call Evelyn at 231-582Boyne Bucks and Bridge Cards. www. 9594. boynecityfarmersmarket.com Loss Support Group Red Cross Needs Donors Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd ThursFor information on how you can make day of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Frienda difference this season, visit redcross- ship Center of Emmet County -Library blood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1- 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survi800-733-2767). vors of Suicide Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Free mammograms Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey Northern Michigan Regional Hospital (231) 487-4285
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A storm of destruction, a thunder of goodwill Silence screams ‘ g h o s t t o w n . ’ Tumble weeds scatter, lifeless carcasses don’t, and demolished buildings kevin lange are down ‘Game on!’ for the count from a monstrous left hook from Mother Nature. Boy, did she hit Oklahoma City off guard. A flock of firefighters, an assemblage of ambulance, and a calm 24-year-old kid scrawny enough to slide under a door, yet tall enough to be mistaken for tying his shoe when he opens it. Your job is to guess which made the greatest impact to help recover from one of the worst disasters a community has seen since Joey Chestnut’s earth-quaking belch. In Oklahoma City, assume the unassuming. Quick as lightning, thunder struck the only pro sports team within the borders of the long-handled pan we call Oklahoma. Two weeks ago, the pan seemed empty enough. The Oklahoma City Thunder, of whom the state would have stayed loyal to had their mascot been a Nazi, happened to be forced into the face of adversity, by the name of the Semi-Finals against the Memphis Grizzlies, all within the matter of a brief jerk of a point guard’s knee. With all-star point guard Russell Westbrook out, he could do nothing but kick his team—with his good leg—off the cliff as grizzly food. Talk about feeling lost. Never has a team of Westbrook’s had to deal with him being sidelined. Not even since Russ’ was in junior high, a time when hangnails
were treated like broken hands. How were the Thunder ever going to adjust to such dark weather now cast upon each game going forward? Rumble with it. Durant must have mistaken ‘rumble’ for ‘stumble.’ The series ended in five games rather quietly, a team that nobody, with the exception of Seattle, can find to hate now slumped on the couch of humiliation, before them a TV showing a game they could be playing in. But things were only getting started. What couldn’t help but be seen on the TV were flashes of breaking news: 51 Dead in Massive Oklahoma Tornado. A faint roar of thunder was dismissed by Oklahomans. Their civics’ sports squad was done for the year, so how could this noise have simply been thunder? After second thoughts, glances away from the TV and to shaking windows told them what they needed to know. When all shame from an endless stretch of flatland’s only peak of glory and unity through athletics seemed to die down, the energy seemed dead until people were. The sorrow brought from sports became a yard sale to the strip mall of a disaster this community now faced. A thin V of Oklahoma gusts and too many rattled hearts later, Oklahoma City and its 17 miles of surroundings resembled LEGO buildings after a three-year old temper tantrum. Distraught cast a cloud across the tarnished community with not a blade of sunlight. But then there was hope, and puffy doors of darkness were ripped open. “It’s tough,” Durant reflected. “But the sun’s going to shine through.”
And that it has. Like the living trend of lens-less, thick-rimmed glasses, abnormality had been broken. For once, thunder had relieved fear among kids. With bedrooms and best friend teddy bears whisked away, hope stood in an unassuming stature only a couple decades old whose back pocket was stuffed with an entire bank wrapped in a leather wallet. The only thing a lot of kids his age have made so far is a pingpong in a red cup. It was then that the first check was written for $1 million to the Red Cross for the relief efforts. Whose check was it? The one who sees he’s let his team down this postseason, yes, the one of whom all M-V-P chants go to, the one whose three-year scoring title streak was snapped, yet still is the fan-favorite in every gym north of Miami, the 6-foot9 kid, 6’10” of it humility, Kevin Durant. “I could’ve done a better job for my team to stay in the playoffs,” Durant reflects disappointedly. “Basketball to them (community) is a sporting event that brings everybody together, and it takes your mind off it for a few hours.” Having done so much, he still sees the glass half-empty. But it didn’t stop there. The LA Dodgers’ Matt Kemp followed Durant with a walk of his own, pledging to donate $1,000 for every home run he hits from now until the All-Star break in mid-July. The NBA and Players’ Union have joined, combining to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other disaster relief efforts. Durant plans to continue to visit hospitals and families affected. KD, take a look at the glass you thought was half-empty. It’s overflowing.
Girls’ track and field results may 22
Results from the Lake Michigan Conference Championship meet held in Harbor Springs on Wednesday. The girl’s track team finished 2nd in the Lake Michigan Conference Championship meet. Kylie Hicks won both hurdle events and the 100M Dash. We expected the wins in the hurdle events, but the 100M win was a surprise. Mary Myers won the Shot Put, placed 3rd in the Pole Vault, and 4th in the Discus. It was a real team effort as we scored several girls in nearly all the events. We had 15 different girls score points in the meet. Many of the girls set new personal records including Courtney Weldon in both the Shot Put and Discus, Morgan Weldon in both the Discus and the 400M Dash, Allie Wandrie in both the 300M Low Hurdles and the 200M Dash, Jessica Dowty in the 3200M run, and Ashley Lutterbach in the 400M Dash. Earning First Team All- Conference were Kylie Hicks in the 100M High Hurdles, 300M Low Hurdles, and the 100M Dash and Mary Myers in the Shot Put. Earning Second Team AllConference was the 400M Relay team of Tara Hufford, Kristen Rushlow, Hannah Brilinski, and Megan Rushlow. Earning AllConference Honorable Mention were Sidney McLeod in the High Jump, Mary Myers in the Pole Vault, Allie Wandrie in the 300M
Boyne City Girls soccer played a triple header in Traverse City on Saturday. First up was Kalkaska. Boyne won 2-0 as Marley Denise scored on an assist from Natalie Coopersmith and Emilee Evans scored on an assist from Margaret
Low Hurdles, Erica Westbrook in the 3200M Run, and the 800M Relay team of Tara Hufford, Allie Wandrie, Heather Nichols, and Sidney McLeod. We knew St. Francis and Charlevoix girls would be battling for first and we wanted to be in the mix. To win, we knew our girls would have to have their best day. As it turned out, St Francis was just too strong in all of the events. Second place in the Conference means a lot because we have such great competition in our conference. All year we have counted on our team depth. We placed 3 girls in scoring positions in 4 different events and 2 girls in 4 more events. We had several of our girls achieve new personal records today. Everyone did their part to make this a team effort. Relay team members were Tara Hufford, Kristen Rushlow, Hannah Brilinski, and Megan Rushlow in the 400M Relay; Tara Hufford, Allie Wandrie, Heather Nichols, and Sidney McLeod in the 800M Relay; Heather Nichols, Mary Myers, Sidney McLeod, and Kylie Hicks in the 1600M Relay; Erica Westbrook, Jessica Dowty, Courtney Weldon, and Heather Nichols in the 3200M Relay.
The girl’s track team finished 4th in the Regional meet on Saturday. Kylie Hicks qualified for the State Championships in the Durbin. Mallary Karaszewski and Maddie Wellman combined in goal for the shutout. Grayling got by the Ramblers 4-0 in the second game with 2 goals in each half. Traverse City Saint Francis won the
100M High Hurdles, 300M Low Hurdles, and the 200M Dash. We were just a few inches and seconds from qualifying more girls. Our team depth was an important part of our team finish. We had 12 different girls earn Regional medals. Erica Westbrook dropped 12 seconds off her season best to finish 3rd in the 3200M Run. Mary Myers finished 4th in both the Shot Put and Discus plus tied for 5th in the Pole Vault. Kaylee Wilson tied for 3rd in the Pole Vault. Sidney McLeod tied for 4th in the High Jump. Allie Wandrie finished 7th in the High Hurdles in her personal best time. Courtney Weldon finished 8th in the Shot Put. The 1600M Relay team of Heather Nichols, Mary Myers, Sidney McLeod, and Kylie Hicks finished 4th, but was close to qualifying for the State meet with their season best time. The 800M Relay team of Tara Hufford, Allie Wandrie, Heather Nichols, and Megan Rushlow finished 5th. The 400M Relay team of Tara Hufford, Sidney McLeod, Hannah Brilinski, and Megan Rushlow also finished 5th. The 3200M Relay team of Erica Westbrook, Jessica Dowty, Courtney Weldon, and Heather Nichols took 10 seconds off their season best to finish 6th. We compete in the Lake Michigan Conference Championship meet on Wednesday in Harbor Springs.
3rd game 1-0. On the day, defenders Allison Burnell, Carley Sides, Ann Durbin, Devin Hickerty and Alexis Bielas played well as did midfielders Erin Baker and Lexi Himmelshach and forward Brittney Mandarich.
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Kevin Durant is pictured here during an autograph session at the Sonics practice facility on Jan. 3, 2008.
Boyne District Library Author Visit
Michigan’s first governor will be the topic when Don Faber—author of “The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics”— visits the Boyne District Library.
6:30 p.m. • Tuesday June 4 201 E. Main St., Boyne City In addition to being Michigan’s first governor, Stevens T. Mason was a dominant political figure in the state’s early development. Faber successfully captures Mason’s youthful idealism and visionary accomplishments, including his advocacy for a strong state university and fighting for the creation of the Soo Locks. This biography presents a vivid portrait of the “boy governor’s” conflicts, desires and sense of patriotism. Faber is part of the Library of Michigan’s 2013 “Michigan Notable Authors Tour.”
(231) 582-7861 or www.boynelibrary.org
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Yard ‘n’ Garden Summer garden glory without the weeding and watering
(BPT) - Summer can be tough on gardens. In what should be their glory days, many gardens suffer from neglect. Long weekends and summer vacations leave yards untended, while summer heat is an excuse for putting off chores. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s possible to have both a glorious well-maintained garden and time for fun in the sun by taking some smart gardening steps now. Here’s a quick list of pro-active steps from the experts at preen.com to transform a yard or garden from needy-and-greedy to lean-and-green by reducing watering and weeding needs all season. * Choose better places for better plants - Many
Birdfeeder basics: Bring on backyard birds with the right feeders
(BPT) - When you dine, do you prefer clean and attractive tableware? Does ambiance enhance your enjoyment of your food? Birds feel the same way about their dining habits - the type and cleanliness of your bird feeders directly affects the number and species of birds that will visit your backyard this season. To attract birds, you need to understand not only what they prefer to eat, but how they like to eat it. For example, while many species prefer seed, some birds like to eat their seed from elevated platforms, others prefer hanging feeders and still others are content to forage on the ground. All birds appreciate a clean feeder to prevent the spread of disease, and none of them like those pesky, seed-stealing squirrels any more than you do. The bird experts at Cole’s Wild Bird Products offer some guidance for choosing the right
try Preen Mulch Plus, a natural shredded-wood mulch with added pre-emergent weed preventers already mixed in. * Beef up the border patrol - Sharply-defined edges around garden beds add visual appeal to any property. They also make maintenance easier by creating a firm demarcation between beds and lawns to keep out invasive perennial weeds, including nasty creepers that can’t be prevented by other means. Dig a shallow 8-inch wide trench surrounding garden beds, then cover it with 3 inches of mulch; or install a barrier-style perimeter edging of metal, stone, rubber or wood. * Banish fainting spells - When it comes to water-retentive container plantings, think fewer and bigger. Don’t dot decks, doorways and patios with fussy little pots. Small containers look insignificant and dry out fast, subjecting parched plants to repeated bouts of stress from
plant experts insist that 90 percent of garden problems would disappear if gardeners put the right plants in the right places. But, sometimes it’s the planting place itself that needs adjustment. For example, a hot, dry, exposed setting is brutal on most plant selections. Why not completely rethink a spot like this? To alter the heat-and-light dynamic, introduce a small shade tree to serve as the anchor of a new easycare landscape bed. Add a supporting cast of drought-tolerant shrubs and perennials. With better places for better plants, long-term maintenance can be a breeze. * Whack weeding - Weeding consumes more time in the garden than anything else, except watering, according to a National Gardening Association survey. Covering garden beds with a 3-inch layer of mulch will greatly reduce the need to weed and water, while making everything look tidy too. Mulch retains soil moisture
and denies weed seeds the light they need to sprout. Top off mulch with a sprinkling of a pre-emergent such as Preen to stop weed seeds from growing in mulch and garden soil for up to three or four months. For a one-step solution that creates a six-month weed-fighting barrier,
feeder styles to attract the maximum number of feathered friends to your yard: Keep it clean - Everyone knows you should clean your feeders regularly to prevent disease, but many feeders are a pain to disassemble, clean and reassemble. Many people keep feeders less than pristine because of the hassle of cleaning. Look for feeders that make the process easy. All Cole’s tube feeders have a Quick Clean feature that allows you to remove the bottom of the feeder with the push of a button for easy cleaning access- no need to completely disassemble the feeders to clean them. Tube feeders are terrific - For versatility and wide appeal, it’s hard to beat a tube style feeder. These workhorses of the feeder world can handle seeds both large and small - from sunflowers to petite mixes. Tube feeders make great all-purpose feeders or excellent starter feeders for people just beginning backyard birding. Most songbirds will happily dine at a tube feeder. Some seeds are special - Niger is a favorite
seed type for finches, siskins and several other also helps protect feed from rain. appealing species, but not all tube feeders can Hummingbird feeders are something to handle this oily seed. If you’ll be serving niger, sing about - Hummingbirds are endlessly consider a specialty feeder like the Nifty Niger fascinating to watch, but you have to be quick Feeder. The feeder dispenses the seed through to catch a look at them. Your best opportunity special, tiny holes to limit the amount of waste. is when they’re eating, and a hummingbird Cater to the clingy - Some birds, such as feeder can help extend your viewing time. chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers and blue- The Hummer High Rise feeder gives hummers birds, like to cling to the feeder. For these a penthouse-view with elevated perches and COURTESY PHOTO birds, a mesh feeder canto be plan just what diner Women keeps antsCan/Women out of the nectar with a special Designers meet thetheannual Do luncheon, ordered. Mesh feeders satisfy a bird’ s desire built-in ant moat. a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, ThoseSuzor, darn squirrels - As much as you enjoy to(front cling while keeping from Nancy row,also from left)larger Jon birds Bautel, Nancy Whitley Balchik; hogging the feeder. The Mighty Mesh Feeder is watching their antics, you probably don’t want (second row) Sarah Hagen, Jodi Bingham, Kari Davis, Diana Hickey, squirrels on your bird feeder. These persistent great for serving Nutberry Suet, Suet Kibbles, Sandy White, Linda Weston, Miranda White, Cheryl Hofweber, Rhea Suet Pearls, anyWren. sunflower- bandits can wipe out a seed supply in minutes Dow andraw Ivypeanuts Ratliffand with based seed blend. and damage even the best-made birdfeeders. The beauty of bowl feeders - Bowl feeders One way to keep squirrels away from all your are another versatile style, and are great for feeders is to install a Tough Bird Feeder Guard serving not only seeds and seed blends, but from Cole’s on your existing feeder poles. The The Women’s Resource Center of simple Castledevice Farms, Charlevoix uses static pulse to trainArea squiralso dried mealworms, fruit and suet in either Northern Michigan (WRCNM) Garden Club, Charlevoix Area kibble or pearl forms. The Bountiful Bowl Feed- rels not to climb on feeder poles. Use your will host its sixth annual Women Hospital Gift Shop, Charlevoix er comes with an adjustable dome cover that favorite feeders on your own shepherd staff or Can/Women Do fundraising lun- Circle of Arts, Charlevoix Counpoles and add the Tough BirdEleFeeder youcheon can raise lower to prevent larger20, birds onorWednesday, June at pipe-style try Club, Deer Creek Junk, and squirrelsFarms from getting to the food - and it Guard to Fanciful keep squirrels away. Only the for tube Castle in Charlevoix. ments, Tables, GaGa
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Women Can/Women Do
The event is crucial in raising funds for the Women’s Center to help support a multitude of programs and services relied on by thousands of women, children (BPT) In warmer weather, patios transform and- families every year. into the ultimate gathering backLuncheon guests at space The forCastle will be treated to the unique and yard barbecues, reading, relaxing or even stunning table designs of more exercising. These outdoor rooms become an than of twenty-eight Charlevoix extension the house, seamlessly merging County designers who have the outdoors inside and vice versa. agreed to donate their time and This summer,Their many homeowners will tackle talent. elaborate and crerevamping the home to expand this transatively themed tables are a highformation indoors and outdoors, light ofbetween the event. “I am always amazed credeveloping a patio space that at willthe be used ativity of our designers who come all season long. up with and indoor interesting Think about unique outdoor and living themes each year,” said Deb spaces collectively, and choose a design that Smith, WRCNM Assistant Diintegrates into one seamless space.lunInrector. them “A huge reason these corporate elements from the patio into the cheons are so popular is a result house and hard elements fromand insideingenuity into your of the work of ourpatio table designers and dedibackyard design. cation our table captains; it’s Start with aofpatio door that will set the stage truly a first class event.” for your transformation. This year’s table designers in“The privacy of a backyard allows you to be clude: adventurous when choosing a patio door. A Touch of Spring, Boyne MounWith many design options available, it’s tain Solace Spa, Boynes’ Beyond easy to find theConnie style thatCarr-Designer, suits your home’s Borders,
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needs,” says Joseph Ritzert, patio door expert for Pella Windows and Doors. Choose a sleek sliding patio door to compliment or create a clean look, or if you’re short Softball tournament MeonCO-ED floor space. An elegant French or hinged morial weekend will raise funds patio door is a good option for homes with for the East Jordan Middle School ample open floor space. Durable, easy-toWashington D.C. field trip. care-for doors like Pella 350 Series premium The event starts Friday evening vinyl sliding are great all for famiMay 25,patio anddoors continues day liesMay with 26, children and high traffic. and 27 if needed. Also, select doorper withteam. accents to creThe costa patio is $175 proceeds ateSome the look you want,will like also stylishbenefit grilles, the women's league. or convenient between-the-glass blinds or shades for added privacy, plus a variety of hardware, exterior and interior finishes. Public ManyCharlevoix Pella patio doors offer aLibrary retractable Rolscreen that helps keep insects out while June 2012 Events Schedule All events are atair, the and Charlevoix PublicofLibrary, letting in fresh rolls out sight 220 W St., (231) 237-7340. when notClinton in use. • Got Questions? What you must ask your docWindows keep the tor!, 10:30are a.m.,very Juneimportant 14: As healthtoprofessionals seamless between the room are forcedtransformation to spend less time with patients, it is increasingly for patients ask these and patio. Butimportant more glass meanstomore exten important questions Low-E during their appointposure to the elements. options, like ment. Pella’s InsulShield Advanced Low-E triple• Genealogy Interest Group, 6:00 p.m., June 14: pane protect Comeglass learn with how toargon, preparecan for ahelp genealogy vacation. your furniture from fading in direct sunlight, • BookTalkers Discussion, 6:00 p.m.,energy June 18:effiJoin while enhancing your home’s the Charlevoix Library BookTalkers for a discusciency. sion of Crashing Through, by Robert Kurson. “If• energy is your top priority, Tech Helpefficiency Session, 10:30 – noon, June 19:look Stop get your answered about using forbya topatio doorquestions that is Energy Star-qualified s computers & software, tothe helplibrary’ maximize potential energy including savings Microsoft Office, downloading eBooks, email, and year-round comfort,” Ritzert says. catalog, etc…) Note – no tech support for priContinue your devices. transformation with landvate hardware • Root Beer 3:00 – 4:00 scaping bothFloats& insideSidewalk and outChalk, to combine the p.m., June 19: Grades 5 and up are invited to stop areas. If your patio connects to the kitchen, by the library to decorate a section of the sidepotted herbenjoy plants indoors blend walk and a root beer float. Callbeautifully for informawith flowers on the patio. In settings tion:potted 231-237-7350. • Loosea Threads: Northern Michigan Textile Artwhere patio connects to a living room, ists, 1:00 p.m., Juneinside 20: Join local fiber potted small trees connect well artist, with Kathie Briggs, for this informal group to discuss planted framing art andtrees help each otheryour withpatio. ideas and projects.
kids, Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop, inspired living, Jordan River Arts Council, Kilwin’s of Charlevoix, Lake Street Market, Marvin’s Gardens, MerryMakers, Panache Hair Studio, Petals Custom Floral Designs, R & R Organic Spa, Raven Hill Discovery Center, Sommerset Yacht Club, The Backdoor-A Floral Studio, UpsyDaisy Floral, and Nanette DionArtist/Designer. Complete indoor/outdoor gathering Althoughyour volunteer table captains space by using similar between are responsible for materials filling seats at eachtwotable, stilldecorative seats the spaces.there If youarehave available to those who contact the WRCNM, directly. “If you want to attend this fabulous luncheon fundraiser and you haven’t been assigned to a specific table or table captain, please call us and we can assist you,” said Smith. The luncheon will take place at Castle Farms in Charlevoix from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 20. Seats are a minimum donation of $150 per person. For information or to reserve a seat, call the WRCNM Administrative Office at (231) 347-0067.
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Registration fees can be mailed to the East Jordan Women’s Slow Pitch League at P.O. Box 563 East Jordan 49727. The softball field is located across from the EZ Mart on M-66. If there are any questions regarding the tournament please call Kristin Haley, league President at (231) 330-2377.
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