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The Grand Rapids Symphony performed in front of a capacity crowd Wednesday evening during the Holiday Pops concert at the Greenville Performing Arts Center at Greenville High School.

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Greenville’s Downtown Development Authority aims to enhance downtown n Next meeting will elaborate on more ideas By Kelli Ameling

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GREENVILLE — The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) brainstormed ideas to not only develop the downtown, but get more people to the downtown area. During Tuesday’s meeting, DDA members spent a majority of their time stating their opinions on bettering the downtown area. One thing they agreed on and want to make sure happens is developing an area for the community to be able to gather for events. “In my opinion, we should start small and add to it,” said Secretary

Deb Huch, owner of Huch’s Fine Jewelry. Originally suggested at the November meeting, members thought it would be a good idea to start with moving the farmers market from Veterans Park back to the downtown area. Huch suggested during Tuesday’s meeting to start with the farmers market by having it be in an area that allows for expansion in the future. Linda Huckleberry, owner of Huckleberry’s Restaurant, agreed and said the DDA should look at options the city has available for a place to have events, like the farmers market. She noted there is a vacant lot for sale at the corner of M-57 and M-91 along with vacant buildings through

the downtown that could be transformed into a usable space for such events. “It’s a lovely idea bringing the farmers market back downtown,” said Gae Wolfe, co-executive director for the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s the perfect time for it.” Wolfe liked the idea of doing the project in phases, and added although an open-air structure was an idea that was suggested in past meetings, something as simple as beautifying an area into a park setting could work just as well. Other suggestions from DDA members included using Cass Street or the parking lot between Cass Street and

GREENVILLE — The holidays will be a little brighter this year thanks to efforts of several area businesses which took part in the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive. According to organizer Stephen Foster, the annual “food drop” was started in 1991 by Federal-Mogul and R.J. Tower Company as a friendly challenge to see which company could raise the most food items, per employee, for area food pantries. “They had been doing things on their own, but decided to challenge each other,” Foster said. “The loser had to buy doughnuts.” Over the years the program gathered steam. Greenville Tool and Die and Stafford Media Solutions came on board in 1993 with other businesses becoming involved at later dates. The stress these days isn’t so much about obtaining the most food donations, but rather gathering the food items most needed by the 18 local food pantries served by the effort. “The emphasis is more on raising money,” Foster said. “The reason for that is we now have sources like Jim Cole, who buy things for us wholesale and finds the kinds of food these pantries really need.” On Wednesday, representatives from all 18 local pantries gathered at the old Meijer store on Lafayette Street to collect more than 22,000 food items that were collected by the effort. “Regardless of the size of the pantry, they all get the same things today,” Foster said. “Also, Meijer stores have been particularly generous this year and each pantry will be getting a $200 gift card to Meijer to use for the purchase of food.” In addition to all the food distributed on Wednesday, the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive has raised an additional $30,000, which will be used for another three food drops in 2013. “We’ll probably do one in March, one in June and then another one in September,” Foster said. The exact dates of future food drops will be determined later, based upon the needs of the various pantries. “We wish we could provide all the needs of the pantries,” Foster said. “Sadly, we’re not even close to that. We fall far short of that, but with the kind of numbers we do generate, we manage to make a pretty big impact.” Foster added that the number of needy in the area seems to increase each year and despite the efforts of groups like Montcalm Challenge and many area churches, some pantries have been in danger of closing because they are running out of food. The effort is coordinated through EightCAP Inc., which makes all donations tax deductible. According to EightCAP See Drop, Page 2

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New trustee appointed to MCC board By Kelli Ameling

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SIDNEY — A new trustee has been appointed to the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees. During Tuesday’s meeting, it was recommended trustees to appoint Joyce Kitchenmaster of Stanton to the fill a vacant position on the board. “(The board) seems like a nice group and I hope I can add something,” Kitchenmaster said during the meeting. The position became vacant in November after secretary Jean Brundage of Crystal died.

Vice Chairman Bob Marston said there were four outstanding candidates to fill Brundage’s spot. “I appreciate Carol (Deuling- Joyce Ravell) and Pat Kitchenmaster (Hinrichs), who were on the committee,” Marston said. “We have very outstanding candidates.” Chairwoman Karen Carbonelli said it’s great news to hear about the candidates. “I’m very excited to see that kind of interest,” Carbonelli said. According to Terry Smith, MCC

director of institutional advancement, Kitchenmaster will have to run in 2014 — the next election— to keep her seat. She will then have to run again in 2016 when the term is up. “‘I had interest (in being on the board) a few years ago,” Kitchenmaster said. “But, I didn’t want to run against anyone on the board.” Kitchenmaster noted she was looking forward to serving as a trustee. “This is really exciting,” Kitchenmaster said. “I can never fill Jean’s spot, but I will try my best.” kameling@staffordmediasolutions.com (616) 548-8289

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Stephen Foster, organizer of the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive, speaks with the representatives of area pantries at Wednesday afternoon’s “food drop” in Greenville.


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LANSING — Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in this stronghold of organized labor confront a new and urgent problem: convincing members to continue paying for their services instead of taking them for free. Brushing aside protests from thousands of labor supporters, the Republicancontrolled state House approved measures Tuesday making it illegal to require that nonunion workers pay fees to unions for negotiating wage contracts and other services. The Senate did likewise last week, and Gov. Rick Snyder swiftly signed the bills into law. The laws take effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns this month, giving unions little time to devise a strategy for keeping members on board and convincing nonmembers to continue their financial support. Union leaders said it was too soon to predict how the laws would affect their membership and recruiting, partly because workers covered by existing labor contracts won’t be able to stop paying union fees until those deals lapse — which in some cases will take several years. Contracts between unions and Detroit automakers, for example, are effective until September 2015. Many of the activists who protested at the Capitol this week said they would continue supporting their unions but feared that some co-workers would abandon them. Unions are legally

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PORTLAND, Ore. — To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland mall, ultimately killing two people and seriously injuring another. To Roberts’ shocked friends and family, he was just Jake, a happy, easygoing 22-year-old who liked video games and talked about moving to Hawaii. “Jake was never the violent type,” Roberts’ ex-girlfriend, Hannah Patricia Sansburn, told ABC News. “His main goal was to make you laugh, smile, make you feel comfortable. You can’t reconcile the differences. “I hate him for what he did, but I can’t hate the person I knew because it was nothing like the person who would go into a mall and go on a rampage,” she said. The Clackamas County sheriff’s office said Roberts had several fully loaded magazines when he arrived at the mall Tuesday. Roberts parked his 1996 green Volkswagen Jetta in front of the second-floor entrance to Macy’s and walked through the store into the mall and began firing randomly in the food court.

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Fraternal Order of Eagles 4321 in Greenville donated 36 bicycles and several helmets to Toys for Tots Wednesday afternoon. Toys for Tots, which low on toys and is still actively seeking donations of new toys that can be dropped off at the Montcalm County Armory at 319 S. Hillcrest St. in Greenville today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will have its distribution of toys at the armory from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Toys For Tots Coordinator Jennifer Bouck, left, and Fraternal Order of Eagles 4321 in Greenville member Scott Yeomans stand in front of the new bikes.

Ranging in many sizes for boys and girls of different ages, 36 bikes and several helmets were donated to Toys for Tots.

‘Fiscal cliff’ talks vexing official Washington By Andrew Taylor Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Five weeks after President Barack Obama won re-election and gained more leverage to make GOP conservatives bend on taxes, the new balance of power is proving vexing for both sides. Republicans still aren’t budging on Obama’s demands for higher tax rates on upper bracket earners, despite the president’s convincing election victory and opinion polls showing support for the idea. Democrats in turn are now resisting steps, such as raising the eligibility age for Medicare, that they were willing to consider just a year and a half ago, when Obama’s chief Republican adversary, House Speaker John Boehner, was in a better tactical position. With less than three weeks before the government could careen off a “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax hikes and sweeping spending cuts, Boehner, R-Ohio, said “serious differences” remain between him and Obama after an

exchange of offers and a pair of conversations this week. Neither side has given much ground, and Boehner’s exchange of proposals with Obama seemed to generate hard feelings more than progress. The White House has slightly reduced its demands on taxes — from $1.6 trillion over a decade to $1.4 trillion — but isn’t yielding on demands that rates rise for wealthier earners. Boehner responded with an offer very much like one he gave the White House more than a week ago that proposed $800 billion in new revenue, half of Obama’s demand. Boehner is also pressing for an increase in the Medicare eligibility age and a stingier cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients. Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said the two men did not have any follow-up talks Wednesday. “There were some offers that were exchanged back and forth (Tuesday), and the president and I had a pretty frank conversation about just how far apart we are,” Boehner said after his meeting with fellow Republican lawmakers.

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EDMORE — Alverta Rosaleen Dishong, 93, of Edmore, died Wednesday at Sp ec t r um Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Brigham Funeral Chapel, Edmore. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

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LANSING — Helen Lelone Edgerly died Monday. Burial has taken place. (Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing)

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Iola Jean Giles Rogers, 80, died Monday. Funeral services will be noon Saturday at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, Augusta, Ga., preceded by visitation beginning at 11 a.m.

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STANTON — Thomas Paul “Tommy” Smith, 4, of Crystal, died Tuesday at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Barden Funeral Home, Stanton. Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Obituaries on Page 8

Continued From Page 1 M-57 on the east side of Lafayette Street for events and to include an awning of the area to protect from weather. The DDA would use the same area for events and activities, such as showing movies, recreational events and more. Some of the things the members would like to see besides bringing the farmers market back to the downtown is somehow connecting the Flat River and the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail to the downtown area.

required to represent all employees of a business equally, whether they’re members or not. “In our plant, it could pit worker against worker,” said Brett Brown, who works in the trim department at a General Motors plant in Lansing. Unions will lose money serving workers who refuse to contribute, making it harder for them to function, he said. Mike Card said he would happily keep paying 4.5 percent of his hourly wages to be part of Boilermakers Local 169 in Allen Park because the organization protects him from losing his job to a younger person who will accept lower pay. “Definitely among the members you’re going to have resentment” of those who opt out, he said. After signing the bills, Snyder said unions should redouble their efforts to show workers that membership is worth the money. But experience shows that some workers won’t pay even the best-managed union unless it’s required. “Some will say, ‘If I don’t have to pay, why should I pay?’” said Robert McCormick, a law professor at Michigan State University and former National Labor Relations Board attorney. “The more people do that, the less revenue comes into the union, and it gets weaker.” In Indiana, where rightto-work legislation was enacted earlier this year, most unions have not yet seen a drop-off in membership. But many contracts are still in place from before the law took effect.

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Greenville robbery under investigation GREENVILLE — Police continue to investigate a robbery that occurred one week ago at the Handy Market in Greenville. Debbie Edmaiston of Gowen was working her late-night shift at the Handy Market, located at 813 S. Lafayette St., when a younger man wearing a mask told her to get behind the counter at approximately 6:30 p.m. last Thursday. “It’s someone who has been here before,” Edmainston said. “He was very familiar. I recognized that voice. I have seen him before.” As of Wednesday evening, there is no new information regarding the case or the suspect, according to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak. “We are still pursuing the case,” Pousak said.

Senate approves anti-abortion bills LANSING — The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to restrict and regulate abortion practices, including requiring a health professional to screen patients to ensure they aren’t being forced to end pregnancies. The measures previously approved by the GOP-led House were approved by a 27-10 vote, mostly along party lines. The legislation returns to the House for its final review of changes before going to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The bill package also enacts regulations related to the disposal of fetal remains. It additionally requires private medical offices to be licensed as freestanding surgical outpatient facilities if they perform at least 120 abortions annually and undergo annual state inspections. Another key provision requires a physician to perform a mandatory physical examination before prescribing drugs that would cause a medically induced abortion, and prohibits the use of telemedicine, or a web-based camera for that exam. The legislation drew a litany of failed amendments from Democratic Sen. Rebekah Warren, who described it as “dangerous and punitive.”

Senate rejects repeal of handgun checking DETROIT — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday rejected a National Rifle Associationbacked proposal to let people buy handguns through private sales without undergoing criminal background checks. The Senate instead voted 27-11 for a substitute proposal that makes it easier for people to apply for gun permits but retains the checks. The state House voted in June for a bill to repeal the requirement to undergo a check before buying a handgun. Federal law requires checks before buying guns from licensed dealers but not for private sales. The House bill also would have required police to discard their records of previous gun purchase applications. The Senate was poised to vote on the House-passed bill Wednesday, but instead agreed on a voice vote to consider a substitute that retained the pre-sale background check provisions.

Senate OKs industrial property tax repeals LANSING — Legislation aiming to eliminate $600 million in taxes businesses annually pay on computers and equipment has cleared the Michigan Senate. The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved the final bills related to the repeal of the industrial personal property tax sought by GOP Gov. Rick Snyder. The package now goes to the Republicancontrolled House. The measure would reimburse all of the money communities lose for emergency services such as police and fire and 80 percent of the money for other municipal services. Reimbursement money would come from part of an existing tax paid on out-of-state purchases. The legislation also included an amendment to protect special education funding. Snyder and other supporters say the tax hurts businesses and reduces Michigan’s economic competitiveness.

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GREENVILLE —Last June, the Seiter Education Center and Kelly Stapp with Turn the Page Bar and Burgers partnered to host a benefit dinner for Camp Wah Wah Tay See. “The benefit dinner was a huge success for the camp and for students at Seiter,” said Seiter Education Center

Principal Derek Cooley. An activity for many years, students at the Seiter Education Center spend three days each summer at camp. Activities include fishing, swimming, canoeing and arts and crafts. Designed specifically for individuals with disabilities, recent additions to the camp include a handicapped accessible play-

ground, a barrier-free bathroom and a paved trail down to Baldwin Lake. “A donation to participate in camp is suggested, however, no student is ever turned away who can’t afford to pay,” said Cooley. This donation will help ensure that all individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to go to camp in summers to come.

Ronald Township woman arraigned for bomb threat By The Daily News

IONIA — A 38-year-old Ronald Township woman surrendered herself to police Wednesday, involving the bomb threat to Palo Elementary Schools on Nov. 28. Veronica Lynn Haring turned herself in to the Ionia County Sheriff ’s Office in Ionia and was arraigned Wednesday on one count of a false report or threat of a bomb/harmful device and one count of probation violation. The bomb threat was received by the school librarian Bonnie Staffen, who was covering for the school secretary that day Staffen said the caller had a young, female voice. “I answered the phone and she said ‘Bomb! There is a bomb in the school!’ Then

she hung up,” Staffen said. Staffen said at first she was shocked and tried to see if the female was still there by asking “What? Hello?” but the person had hung up. Staffen said she contacted a teacher and told her what Veronica had happened. They agreed Haring the teacher would gather everyone and get them outside while Staffen called the police. All 75 students and faculty made it out safely. A bomb was not found after police and K-9 units searched the premisses. Haring is currently lodged at the Ionia County Jail in Ionia on a $15,000 bond.

Michigan House approves new emergency manager law By Jeff Karoub and John Flesher Associated Press

LANSING — The Re p u b l i c a n - c o n t r o l l e d Michigan House on Wednesday approved a replacement for an emergency manager law struck down by voters in the November election, despite Democratic complaints that it doesn’t differ significantly from the law voters rejected and would still subvert local control. The House passed the bill on a 63-46 vote after rejecting numerous Democratic amendments and sent it to the Senate. Gov. Rick Snyder has endorsed the proposal. The previous law empowered the governor to appoint managers with broad powers to overrule elected leaders of financially struggling cities and school districts and throw out contracts with employee unions. A new version proposed by Snyder and GOP legislative leaders gives four options to communities in dire financial straits: accept-

ing an emergency manager; undergoing bankruptcy; going through mediation; and entering a consent agreement similar to an existing one between the state and Detroit. Rochester Hills Republican Rep. Tom McMillin said the legislation is needed for local governments “that refuse to deal with their spending problems.” He said Pontiac has become a safer place because of an emergency manager who “came in and started to make adult decisions.” “This bill respects the will of the voters and protects our communities from financial disaster,” said Rep. Al Pscholka, a Republican from Stevensville. “The goal is ... to get things back on track, restore fiscal integrity and restore local control. It’s about local choice and fiscal accountability.” Rep. Maureen Stapleton, a Detroit Democrat, said the new bill is essentially the same as the rejected law and merely offers local governments an opportunity to

“pick their poison.” “This is yet another slap in the face of democracy perpetrated by this body,” said Tim Greimel, the incoming House Democratic leader. He said emergency managers don’t improve quality of life or economic vitality of ailing cities. Opponents contended the measure was being rushed to enactment like right-towork legislation that also reduces union strength, which was introduced and enacted within a week. But opponents noted that the emergency manager bill was considered during a committee hearing this month.

Police Reports BELDING — Police responded to 36 complaints Tuesday and Wednesday. Incidents included:

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• Warrant arrest, 8:53 a.m., Kent County Jail. • Warrant arrest, 7:30 p.m., Brentwood.

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• Property damage accident, 1:53 p.m., Hall. • Larceny, 8:30 p.m., Vincent. GREENVILLE — Police responded to 14 complaints Wednesday. Incidents included: • Property damage accident, 6:54 a.m., Washington and Greenville West. • Retail fraud, 2:12 p.m., W. Washington.

STANTON — The old saying, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” has taken on new meaning the last several years with infestations on the rise. These creepy crawly critters now make us think twice before occupying a hotel room, or buying a used piece of furniture, and for good reason. Once bed bugs set up camp in your home, infestation spreads rapidly and can be very difficult and costly to remove. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of playing host to these pests, be sure to take proper precautions when it comes to removal, especially when pesticides are used. “This is a very serious issue that homeowners need to be aware of,” said Dr. Robert Graham, medical director for the MidMichigan District Health Department. “Pesticide misuse for the treatment of bed bugs has led to numerous reports of mild and serious health effects, including hospitalizations and even one death.” Most pesticides used to treat bed bugs are not dangerous when applied correctly by a licensed and certified pest management professional. However, some pesticide applicators have been found to use banned pesticides or those not intended for indoor use. Even pesticides approved for indoor use can cause harm if over applied or not used as instructed, resulted in the loss of personal items, the need to replace contaminated building materials, and expensive cleanups. In reported cases of pesticides being misapplied or over applied, families have been forced to relocate, lost furniture, electronics, clothing, linens, toys, and other personal items that were grossly contaminated. Symptoms typical of pesticide poisoning include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, muscle tremors, visual disturbances, numbness in the face and limbs, abdominal pain, and cardiopulmonary symptoms (chest tightness, heart palpitations, and chest pain). When it comes to preventing exposure to pesticides: • Make sure you are treating the right pest. Before using pesticides, confirm that your infestation is actually from bed bugs. Some products are specific to a particular insect, and won’t work if used on another. Signs of bed bugs in your home include bites on the skin resembling a rash, small spots of blood on bed sheets or clothing, brown fecal stains on linens or furniture, staining on ceilings or walls and finding molts (cast off skins) in the home. •  Do not use pesticides indoors if they are intended for outdoor use. Using outdoor pesticides indoors can be dangerous to your family’s health, contaminate your home, result in the loss of your belongings if they become contaminated, and cost thousands of dollars to

clean up your house to make it safe to reoccupy. • If you hire someone to treat your home, use a pest control expert. If you choose to hire someone, seek an experienced pest management professional who is licensed and certified to apply pesticides. They should thoroughly inspect your residence and use a combination of practices, including non-chemical methods and limited pesticide use as needed. Ask for the brand name of the pesticide used, the name of the product’s active ingredient in case someone in your family gets sick from exposure, and make sure it’s approved for indoor use. •  If you buy over-thecounter pesticide products to apply yourself, be sure the product is in an unopened, original and clearly labeled container; the container has an EPA registration number; to always follow product label instructions. In most cases, pesticides alone will not eliminate pests. Like lice infestations, bed bugs are best treated using a combination of practices, such as inspection, monitoring, reducing clutter, using physical barriers, and carefully applying pesticides if needed. This approach includes vigilant activities, such as: •  Checking luggage and clothes when returning from a trip or buying second hand clothing, mattresses, or furniture. • Thoroughly inspecting infested areas and the surrounding living space. •  Reducing clutter where bed bugs can hide. • Installing encasements on box springs, mattresses and pillows and using interceptors under bed posts and furniture legs. •  Aggressively cleaning infested areas and clothing, in conjunction with professional heat/steam or cold treatments of baseboards and other belongings. • Carefully using pesticides approved for indoor use on bed bugs or hiring pest management professional. “I also want people to know that having bed bugs is not an indication of how clean your home is; they’ve even been found in five-star hotels,” said Graham. “They are easily transferred from one location to another and hide during the day in mattress seams, box springs, bed frames, dressers, luggage, etc.” If you believe you or a family member has been overexposed to a pesticide or feel sick after a pesticide has been used in your home, consult your doctor, local emergency room, or call your local poison control center at 1-800-2221222.
Illness in pets after a pest control application is sometimes a first warning that pesticides have been misused or over applied. If you believe your pet has become ill from a pesticide exposure, contact your veterinarian. To learn more about pesticides and bed bugs visit www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/

On The Fourth Day Of Christmas... STANTON — Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies responded to 31 complaints Wednesday. Incidents included: • Property damage accidents, five. • Breaking and entering, one. STANTON — Montcalm County Central Dispatch reported the following calls Wednesday: • Fire alarms, 1:59 p.m., S. Walnut, Greenville Department of Public Safety. • Vehicle fire, 7:35 p.m., M-46 and Lake, Lakeview District Fire Department. • Mutual aid, 7:42 p.m., W. North County Line, Maple Valley Township Fire Department. • Miscellaneous situation, 9:58 p.m., N. Greenville, Lakeview District Fire Department.

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our years ago, Michigan made an important step forward for science. The state passed Proposal 2, a 2008 ballot proposal, and ended the 30-year ban on embryonic stem cell line usage in Michigan. However, little progress has been made since then, as the state has not garnered the funding necessary to support these projects. Now Michigan is falling well behind the rest of the country and is stuck looking for ways to revive a depressed economy. Michigan and the University must make stem cell research a top priority, and allow it to jump-start the science economy. In comparison to other states, Michigan has lagged behind in fundraising for stem cell research. Even after Proposal 2’s passage, Michigan has been slow to enact any significant changes due to a lack of interest from private investors. According to the Detroit Free Press, California provides $300 million yearly for stem cell research, and Ohio has been providing millions for similar research. California has gone further, adding $1.6 billion in new investments, which generates about 2,739 jobs annually. Despite Michigan’s fundraising obstacles, the University has continued to be a leader in stem cell research. Since 2009, the University has made several significant strides. The National Institutes of Health added the stem cell line UM4-6 to its registry, along with two others that are pending NIH approval. Michigan must continue to be a leader, particularly since the state hasn’t received significant funding. As one of the world’s largest research institutions, the University must help lead the state to its goals for stem cell research. Evidently, with the vote in 2008, Michigan residents support stem cell research. However, the state needs to supplement the University’s efforts to innovate. The state must make a stronger effort to support stem cell research. The University performs research in embryonic, adult and reprogrammed cells and has developed eight lines of stem cells. The school’s embryonic stem cell research may lead to more effective treatments for diseases such as juvenile diabetes, heart failure, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries. Four years ago, Michigan made its voice heard, but the state did not respond. With one of the largest research institutions in its backyard, it’s time for Gov. Rick Snyder to bring Michigan back into the stem cell research conversation. Improving stem cell research will have significant scientific benefits and improve the state’s economic status for many years to come. The Michigan Daily (Ann Arbor), Nov. 26 Voices are reprinted from other Michigan newspapers whose views do not necessarily represent the opinions of The Daily News.

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weet Annie and I were griping about cell phone costs the other day. She wasn’t. I was. I wasn’t complaining about the cost of MY phone, which, after all, is a super-phone capable of performing tasks unimagined less than a decade ago. It’s faster Reality than a speeding Check bullet. It can leap By Mike tall buildings Taylor with a single bound. It can suck away hours of my life with idiotic Facebook updates about what my “friends” — half of whom I don’t know from Adam — had for dinner. By contrast, Annie’s phone is one step up from the wall-mounted crank model Andy Taylor used to call Mount Pilot when Aunt Bee was visiting there. If there’s such a thing as a “dumb phone,” my Annie owns it. I’ve been trying to get her to update to a smart phone, or at least a less dumb phone, for months. She won’t. She doesn’t want to text, Yelp, Google, email, Bing, Yahoo or play Angry Birds. She’s perfectly content with her flip phone; a battered, plastic eyesore that looks like something left behind by the prop department after the cancellation of the original “Star Trek” series.

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It was while elucidating on the deep, abiding need all modern people have to remain in constant audio, visual and textual contact with everyone they know 24/7 that I experienced an epiphany. I was wrong. This was an entirely new concept for me, since — to the best of my knowledge — I’ve never been wrong before. Just ask Annie; she’ll tell you, more than you want to know, probably. I realized I was wrong when Anne pointed out that generations of phone users, ours included, had gotten along just fine communicating via large, black bricks of steel and plastic with rotary dials and handsets that weighed more than most televisions do now. Those phones were built like tanks and were almost as stylish. But they got the job done. Granted, a long-distance call was viewed with an awe usually reserved for pillars of fire or partings of the Red Sea. A call to Great-Grandma Kelly in Indianapolis involved lining up all the children, oldest to youngest, dialing the phone (only after 9 p.m., when the rates dropped) and then passing the handset down the line so everyone could blurt, “Hi Gramma” while my old man looked at his watch, made twirling “c’mon c’mon” motions with his right hand, and thought about all the money he was

flushing down the drain just so a little old lady could tell her bridge group she’d spoken with her grandchildren. I spent most of my teen years backpacking in one wilderness or another. Nobody had ever heard of a cell tower and weeks would go by in which I spoke with nobody, long-or-short distance. If someone wanted to reach me, they had to wait for me to come home. I was such a neophyte that I didn’t even know what I was missing. There were people eating spaghetti for dinner and I didn’t know. Someone thought a picture of a puppy with the words “Wuv You” superimposed over it was cute, and I didn’t know. A political activist thought Eskimos should “go back to where they came from” and — you guessed it — I didn’t know! It was barbaric, I tell ya! So, thank Heaven for my smart phone. I can’t wait for the implantable version — the one they’ll wire directly into my cerebral cortex. Because those few moments every day when I’m not getting an email, text, phone call, Facebook update or voice mail message just seem so … empty. Hmm … maybe I’ll see if Annie wants to trade phones with me. mtaylor@staffordmediasolutions.com (616) 548-8273

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Business as usual Dear Editor, ee what a surprise, once again Gov. Rick Snyder and his band of corporate puppets have shown us their true colors by jamming their “Right to Work” legislation down our throats. It’s the same old tried and true story of the haves versus the have not’s, with the corporations flexing their muscles through our representatives in government in an attempt to control the working masses. This is yet just another fine example of capitalism on steroids; where greed is considered virtuous and the continual hoarding of wealth by those at the top is somehow transformed into Godliness. Where

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our politicians are bought and sold like cheap little widgets in a dark seedy backstreet market and the disparity of wealth between the classes grows wider and deeper with every dirty little deed the corporatist rascals consummate. Wake up America before every progressive achievement wrought through the blood, sweat and tears of the hard working men and women of the not so distant past is stripped from our calloused hands and once again we find ourselves at the mercy of the corporate lords. The relationship between business and labor is a symbiotic one and thus a fair and equitable balance between the two must be maintained at all times

in order to achieve universal success. Education is the key to success as a country. I implore you, pick up a book and broaden your horizons. There are a multitude of good books available with which to enrich your understanding of the infinite and monumental struggle between business and labor. Personally I recommend; “There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America” by Philip Dray. I promise, this book will prove to be extremely enlightening and you will be glad that you took the time to read it. Gregory D. Krammen Greenville

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Thanks for help with parade Dear Editor, he Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following for their contributions to the Celebrate a Hometown Christmas Parade: Parade Sponsor Isabella Bank; the fabulous Greenville Yellow Jacket Marching Band; Ray Winnie Auto for the trucks for parade participants; Korson Tree Farm for donating the Christmas tree (now on display in Lafayette Park); Catherine Behnke of Studio Two Twenty Two for taking pictures with Santa; Mattress 4 U for providing the music during the tree lighting; Greenville High School National Honor Society stu-

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dents for helping direct traffic; Bob Outman for transporting Santa through the parade; Flat River Museum for hosting Santa Claus after the parade; and, of course, the City of Greenville’s Departments of Engineering, Public Safety and Public Works. Most of all, thanks to all of the parade participants and attendees that welcomed Santa to Greenville and helped make the parade truly a hometown experience. As we bask in the afterglow of this great holiday event, please continue celebrating a Hometown Christmas by supporting our hometown businesses. By enjoying what our local small businesses offer, we not only strengthen our local econo-

my, but experience and taste what you can only find in Greenville. Shopping locally also helps create and sustain jobs within the community and these are the folks that return 68 percent of their income back into the community. You do have a choice of where you eat, shop and do business. The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce asks that you give a gift that keeps on giving to the community. Keep the cheer here! Merry Christmas from the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce. Gae Donovan-Wolfe co-executive director Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce


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Area Church News Children’s Christmas program SIDNEY — Faith Lutheran Church, Sidney, welcomes everyone to the Children’s Christmas Program at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Come and hear the story of Christmas as the children proclaim the birth of the Lord. Christmas Eve candlelight services will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. All are welcome.

Christmas musical BELDING — Ashley Baptist Church invites everyone to a special Christmas musical, “The Greatest Gift,” on Sunday, Dec. 16. Only 12 days before Christmas, Missy, whose loving grandma has secretly sold her ring to help pay the mortgage, is determined to find the miracle necessary to buy back her grandma’s precious ring. In redeeming the ring, Missy learns that God gave his greatest gift, and the best gift she can give in return is her life to God. This is a free event the entire family will enjoy. The program will begin at 6 p.m. Special musical selections will begin at 5:45 p.m. Call (616) 794-3410 or visit the website ashleybaptist.org for more information.

Children’s cantata BELDING — A children’s cantata, “The Christmas Cupcake: A Christmas Musical About the Sweetest Story Ever Told,” will be performed at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Smyrna Bible Church, 4864 Whites Bridge Road, Belding. Everyone is welcome.

Teen talent showcase GREENVILLE — All area middle or high school students are invited to showcase their talents during the “Bethlehem Idol” teaching series at Greenville Community Church on Tuesday nights as part of the IMPACT teen event. Starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until 8 p.m. on Dec. 18, area teens can dance, sing, play an instrument or share a poem with their peers. Each act will be taped and placed on Facebook for students to vote for with prizes going to the top winners in specific categories. In addition to the talent show, students can enjoy basketball, floor hockey, Octa-ball, video games and much more at IMPACT. Visit their Facebook page at GCCTeens to sign up an act or to find out more details. Teens also may call Pastor Paul at the church at (616) 225-2105.

Christmas Masses CARSON CITY — Father Tom Thompson will celebrate Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary Church in Carson City, and at 9 a.m. Sunday at St. John the Baptist Church in Hubbardston. On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass for adults and children will be at 5 p.m. at St. Mary Parish. Christmas Eve Mass will be at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist. Father Tom Thompson will be the celebrant for both Christmas Eve Masses. On Dec. 25, Christmas Day Mass will be at 9 a.m. at St. John the Baptist and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary with Father Lou Anderson as the celebrant. The Ecumenical Euchre Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Hall. Everyone in the community is welcome. Next meeting is Dec. 18.

Buzz Stone & Friends BLANCHARD — Buzz Stone & Friends will be singing at the Pleasant View United Brethren Church from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30. All are invited for a great time of country and old-time gospel music and refreshments afterward. The church is located ¾ mile east of M-66 on Adams Road, which is approx. 3½ miles north of the junction of M-66 and M-46 at Six Lakes, or 8½ miles south of the light at M-20 in Remus.

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Associated Press writer

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet from his new account, blessing his online fans and urging them to listen to Christ. In perhaps the most drawn out Twitter launch ever, the 85-year-old Benedict tapped the screen of a tablet brought to him at the end of his general audience after the equivalent of a papal drum roll by an announcer who intoned: “And now the pope will tweet!” “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart,” the inaugural tweet read. At around the same time the message was sent, the number of followers of Benedict’s @Pontifex accounts surpassed the 1 million mark, with all eight languages of the pope’s account combined. While the @Pontifex English account remains the most popular, nearing 800,000

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Eating out Dec. 14 Lakeview Public dinner The Lakeview VFW Post 3701 will serve dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, baked beans, salad, bread and dessert will be served. The price for this meal is $8 adults, $4 children ages 6-12, and free for those age 5 and younger. Takeout is available by calling (989) 3529917. This will be the last dinner until April. Dec. 14 Stanton Steak dinner American Legion Post 452 will serve a rib-eye steak dinner for $11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Shrimp or chicken tender dinners also will be available for $8. All dinners are served with choice of baked potato, french fries or onion rings, choice of tossed salad or cottage cheese, and a roll. Child portions for age 7 and younger are $5. Takeout will be available, call (989) 831-4114. The public is welcome. Dec. 19 Edmore Soup and salad supper An all-you-caneat soup and salad supper will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Edmore VFW Post. The supper will include vegetable soup, chili, cheesy broccoli soup, bean soup

and the fixings to make your own salad. Cost is $6 adults and $3 children age 12 and younger. Desserts will be available at an additional cost. The public is welcome.

124 W. Bridge Street, Six Lakes Pastor Robert Jones • 989-289-2138 Sunday Worship 10:30 am "To glorify God through worship, fellowship, ministry and by reaching and teaching people about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ"

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) 2 1/2 Miles West Of Edmore On M-46 989-427-3316 Pastor Aaron Sorrels Worship 10:00am

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Faith Lutheran Church ELCA

Robert Winter, Senior Pastor • Randy Williams, Assoc. Pastor 9:15 a.m. - Sunday School & Connection Groups 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship 6:00 p.m. - Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - Family Night, Youth Group, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting

2957 S. Grow Road, Sidney 989-328-6833 Worship Service: 10:15 am Sunday School at 10:00 am Bernice Sorrels, A.I.M. www.faithlutheransidney.org

Belgreen 7th Day Adventist Church

Whatever your walk - you are welcome 305 S. Clay St., Greenville • 754-3163 Rev. John Kirkman, Rector 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Sermon www.stpauls-greenville.org

First Baptist Church of Stanton

St. Bernadette -St. Margaret Mary Parish

Belding United Methodist Church

Smyrna Bible Church

Faith Baptist Church 315 N. Greenville West Drive • 616-754-8384

134 N. Lincoln Street 989-831-4112 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. TeamKid (Sept.-April), Wed. 6:00-7:20 p.m. Being and Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Nevins Lake Church 837 S. Nevins Rd. • (989) 831-4042 www.nevinslakechurch.org

Pastor Dennis Ross, pastor Sunday School 10 am • Worship Service 11 am Youth Group 6 pm • Sunday Evening Services 6:30 pm Prayer Mtg Wed. 8:30 am • AWANA Wed. 6:30 pm

Living Faith Family Church 2543 S. Greenville Rd. (M-91 North, where the 3 white crosses are) 616-225-2209 Sunday: 10:30 am and 6:30 pm Wednesday: 6:30 pm We are a Word of Faith church

Greenville Church of The Nazarene

Corner of Cass & Clay Streets Greenville • 754-3445 churchoffice@firstccog.org Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Senior Pastor Jerry Jones Associate Pastor Mike Haefner Parish Nurse: Patrice Fulton-Peacock, R.N. Ample Parking, Barrier Free, Hearing Loop Equipped Where all members are Ministers!

Dec. 21 Six Lakes Swiss steak Supper A swiss steak supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 5602 in Six Lakes. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Cost will be $8 adults and $4 children ages 4-10. The menu also will include fresh-peeled mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, corn or string beans, coleslaw or tossed salad or applesauce, roll, pie (sugar-free available) or cake, and coffee or iced tea. Takeout will be available, call (989) 3653671 by 4:30 p.m., pick up by 5; call after 5 p.m., pick up after 6. The public is welcome. Dec. 21 Stanton Barbecued ribs dinner American Legion Post 452 will serve a barbecued ribs dinner for $11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Shrimp or chicken tender dinners also will be available for $8. All dinners include choice of baked potato, french fries or onion rings, choice of coleslaw or cottage cheese, and a roll. Child portions for age 7 and younger are $5. Takeout will be available, call (989) 831-4114. The public is welcome.

Seeds Family Church

Church of the Gentle Shepherd

Dec. 19

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Greenville American Legion, 1320 W. Washington St.

Jesus in prayer, listening to what he tells you in the Gospel and looking for him in those in need,” the responding tweet read. Later still, a third tweet, responding to a question about how faith can be lived in a world without hope: “We can be certain that a believer is never alone. God is the solid rock upon which we build our lives and his love is always faithful,” it said. The Vatican has insisted that the words are Benedict’s alone, culled from his speeches, homilies or catechism lessons. As incongruous as it may seem for Benedict to be on Twitter, Vatican officials have stressed that he is merely walking in the footsteps of his predecessors in using the latest in communications technology to spread the faith. Pope Pius XI, for example, caused a similar stir when he launched Vatican Radio some 80 years ago to bring the pope’s message on radio waves around the globe. The Vatican also has its own newspaper, television service and maintains dedicated YouTube channels and an Internet news portal.

1015 E. Washington St. We are a family oriented, non-denominational, non-traditional church based upon Deuteronomy 6:7. Services begin at 11:00 a.m. But come early to visit and fellowship. Please come as you are. We wish to walk with your family and help you grow in Christ Jesus. Please feel free to check us out at our web site: Seedsfamilychurch.com. Pastor Louie Mogdis is our shepherd and is committed to helping you with your spiritual needs.

225 W. Cedar St., Stanton 989-831-5560 Service Times: 10am - Adult Bible Study • 11am - Morning Service Pastor Larry Pike 989-831-8247

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“Civilta Cattolica,” told Vatican Radio this week. “They form part of ordinary communication.” Benedict actually sent his first tweet over a year ago, using a generic Vatican account to launch the Holy See’s news information portal. Someone in his name tweeted daily during Lent, part of the Vatican’s efforts to increase the church presence in social media. A personal Twitter account for Benedict has been the subject of speculation ever since the Vatican’s senior communications official said in February the idea was gaining traction. Vatican officials have acknowledged the pope won’t actually type the messages and that someone in the Vatican’s secretariat of state will write them on his behalf. And so it happened on Wednesday: Benedict just tapped the screen on the tablet to send the inaugural tweet. But about an hour later, a Vatican official tweeted a question that had been sent to the pope in the long run-up to the launch, asking his advice about how to be more faithful in daily life. “By speaking with

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followers, the pope is tweeting simultaneously in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Polish and Arabic. Each language has its own handle, though they’re all the pope’s account: @Pontifex_es, for Spanish for example, @ Pontifex_it for Italian, @ Pontifex_fr for French, and so on. The first papal tweet has been the subject of intense curiosity — as well as merciless jokes, criticism and commentary. “The pope has an iPad?” comedian Jon Stewart asked earlier this year. The Onion satirical newspaper ran a piece “Pope tweets picture of self with God.” And in perhaps a more long-term and problematic issue for the Vatican, the @Pontifex handle was flooded with negative messages from users remarking on the clerical sex abuse scandal. Vatican officials have said they expected such negativity, but that is a risk they take by putting the Catholic Church’s message out. “These are already all over the Internet, in newspapers, in so many forms of expression,” the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of the Jesuit magazine

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10087 S. Greenville Rd. (Corner M91 & Baker Rd.) Pastor Tim Deshaw — (616) 754-7605 greenvillenaz@gcotn.net Sunday School 9:30 am / Worship Service 10:45 am Evening Service 6:00 pm Wed. 7 pm Prayer Meeting - Teens - Tues. 7:00pm

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Advent Soup and Scripture BELDING — The Advent Soup and Scripture series will conclude from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Belding Bible Church, 416 S. Bridge St. (corner of Bridge and Center) in Belding. All are invited for a bowl of soup followed by a time of singing and a devotion given by Pastor Mark Minegar of Oakwood Christian Reformed Church. The theme this year is “What Christmas Means to Me.” Soup and Scripture is sponsored by the churches of the Belding Ministerial Association. Call Pastor Bruce Burfield at (616) 794-2424 for more information.

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911 E. Main Stanton, MI 48888 (about 1/2 mile East Of M-66) 989-427-5645 • 989-831-5914 • Father Dominic Tirkey Sunday Morning Mass 11am Year-Round Religious Education Saturday Evening Mass 5pm (April-September) www.stbernadettestanton.catholicweb.com

Full Gospel Greenville New Testament Church 13615 10 Mile Rd, Greenville Sunday 11 am and 6 pm Pastor John Paepke 616-754-4900

Cowden Lake Christian Church Disciples Of Christ Corner of Gravel Ridge And Coral Rd., Coral Pastor Robert Oliveira • 231-354-6323 Sunday Worship Service 10:00 am Kids Own Worship 10:00 am Youth Group Sunday: 6:00 pm

St. Bernadette-St. Margaret Mary Parish 1051 E. Howard City Road (Rt. 46) Edmore, MI 48829 Father Dominic Tirkey Mass on Sunday mornings at 9 am Saturday Evening Mass 5 pm October through March Come and share Liturgy of the Word and Eucharist with us.

Frost 7th Day Adventist Church

977 Neff Rd. (2 mi. East of Stanton, 1 mi. North) Pastor Oscar Montes 989-831-4518 or 989-831-4550 Worship Hour: 10:50 am / Sabbath School 9:30 am Patriarchs & Prophets 7:00 pm

Oakwood Christian Reformed Church 8750 Storey Road (M-91), Belding (616) 794-2770 Morning Worship 9:30 am Coffee and Fellowship 10:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Children and Youth Ministry Programs Coffee Break Story Hour, a community Bible study for women: Tuesday mornings 9:45-11:00 am Children’s Corner Nursery 0-2 Story Hour 3-6

Turk Lake United Methodist Church 8900 Colby Road 5 Miles N. of Greenville, 1/4 Mile E. of M91 616-754-3718 Pastor Kim DeLong Sunday Worship - 9:00 a.m.

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Women's Circle Third Wednesday of the Month at 2:00 p.m. (April-December) Men's Breakfast Second Saturday of the month 8:00 a.m. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

9799 W. Baker Rd. (West Off M-91, South) 616-754-8679 Pastor Monte Landis 517-488-8997 Worship Hour 9:00am / Sabbath School 10:45am Prayer Meeting Tuesday 7pm Fellowship Meal - 2nd & 4th Sabbath

Corner of Washington & Pleasant Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Day Care provided/Junior Church Pastor: Kim DeLong Ministers of Music: Ryan Miller

4864 Whites Bridge Rd., Belding Church 616-794-0790 Sunday School - 9:30 AM / Morning Service -11 AM Evening Praise Service - 6 PM Midweek Small Groups

Spencer Mills Orthodox Presbyterian

First Congregational Church

12710 17 Mile Rd. • 754-7832 Alan Flowers, Pastor Morning Worship 9:30am and 6 pm Sunday School 10:45am www.spencermillschurch.org Dedicated to the doctrines of grace

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

(Missouri Synod) 422 W. High, Belding Rev. Robert V. Wagner • 616-794-1310 Worship Service: Sunday 10:30am Sunday School & Bible Study 9:00am

New Hope Church of God 9840 Belding Road Belding, Michigan 48809 616-794-2180 SERVICES 10:30 a.m. Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays - Bible Study Pastor: Kelly Munger

St. Paul Lutheran Church ELCA 9844 S. Greenville Rd. (616)754-6676 Pastor: Betsy Kamphuis Director of Youth & Family Ministry: Mark Dombkowski

Sunday Worship & Children's Church - 10 am Greenville Ecumenical Food Mission Tues./Thurs.- 10am-12 noon Wed. 6-7:30pm Office Hours–9am-2pm Mon.-Thurs. www.stpaulelca.org HanDicap accessible

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

First United Methodist Church

a United Methodist Congregation serving God and the community since 1851 Pastor Steve Charnley 204 W. Cass St., Greenville 616-754-8532 office@greenvillefumc.org Service of Celebration and Worship: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages: 9:30 a.m. Broadcast: 1380 AM 11:00 AM Sunday Mornings We Are A Stephen Ministry Congregation If you’re searching for new direction and meaning in life, meet us at ‘Firstchurch’

301 W. Washington St., Belding, MI 48809

616-794-2610 Pastor - Paul Hulford

Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. *Sunday School during church first.congregation@att.net

Calvary Baptist Church 12501 Montcalm Ave. NE, Greenville 616-754-3811 Worship. Connect. Grow. Serve. Sunday Worship: 9:30 & 11:00 AM Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00 AM Sunday Evening Electives: 6:00 PM *Nursery provided for all services. Wednesday: AWANA, Student Ministry, Small Groups Rev. Dan Mead, Prayer & Spiritual Formation Rev. Mark Shaw, Preaching & Administration Pastor Ben Vaught, Student Ministries & Worship www.calvarygreenville.org

The CaTholiC CommuniTy of: St. Charles Borromeo

505 S. Lafayette, Greenville (616) 754-4194 One Block South of M-57 on M-91

St. Joseph - St. Mary

409 S. Bridge St., Belding • (616) 794-2145 Weekend Masses: Sat. 4:30 pm, St. Joseph, Belding Sat, 6:30 pm, St. Charles, Greenville Sun. 8:30 am, St. Mary, Miriam Sun, 10:30 am, St. Charles, Greenville Religious education Tues.: 6:30-8pm, Grades 1-8 - St. Charles Wed.: 4:30-5:45pm, Grades K-5 - St. Joseph Sun: 6:30-8pm, Grades 6-8 - St. Joseph catholic inquiRy call: St. Charles 616-754-4194 or St. Joesph/St. Mary: 616-794-2145 sacRaMent of penance/Reconciliation Tues: 7:15-8pm, St. Joseph Sat. 10-11am, St. Charles St. CharleS SChool K-8 • (616) 754-3416

Greenville Community Church “Come as you are…become who you are meant to be.” 6596 Vining Rd. • 616-225-2105 • www.gcclink.com

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Sports

Daily News • Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Unseeded Wolverines reach volleyball Final Four

Fast Break From staff and wire reports

By Gary Graves

Son finishing bike ride of Mich. man

AP sports writer

SOUTH LYON — The son of an avid bicyclist from Michigan who died when a tractor-trailer struck him on a Georgia highway near the end of a cross-country ride this summer plans to finish the journey this week. Dan Cornell, 41, of South Lyon, Mich., plans to arrive in Key West, Fla., on Friday and will be greeted by friends and family, AnnArbor.com and The Detroit News reported. He’s riding with Joseph Muscato, who was injured in the crash that killed Pete Cornell, 64. “I can’t control him not being here, but I can finish the ride,” Dan Cornell said. “Hopefully, it will help me get on with my life. It’s kind of been on pause.” The semi hit Pete Cornell, Muscato and Thomas Clark near Dawson, Ga., on July 26. Pete Cornell had retired to Port Charlotte, Fla., and had completed most of a trek that took him thousands of miles through Alaska and many other states. Muscato and Clark are from Michigan, and Clark also was injured. Dan Cornell and Muscato recently started riding in Dawson, near the crash scene. They spent a night in a hotel where the three riders stayed in July. “The first day was the worst,” Dan Cornell said. “We were at the scene of the accident.” Pete Cornell, who spent most of his life in Ann Arbor, owned Cornell-Morris Real Estate Company. He was born in Lansing and was a champion wrestler at the University of Michigan. Cornell was inducted into the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Oregon, Texas and Michigan know it will take a near-perfect effort to knock off top-seeded Penn State at this weekend’s NCAA volleyball championships. Still, no one is handing the Nittany Lions the title. Michigan and Texas have lost matches to Penn State this year, but all three challengers are confident they can not only play with the talented Nittany Lions, but have the ability to win it all. Third-seeded Texas (27-4) will face unseeded Michigan (27-11) in tonight’s first semifinal, with No. 5 Oregon (29-4) facing Penn State (33-2) in the other. Michigan and Oregon are making their first Final Four appearances; Texas is making

its fourth in five years. Penn State doesn’t have many flaws and is seeking its fifth national title in six years. The Nittany Lions have won 36 of 39 sets since losing to Nebraska on Oct. 28. “They’re ranked No. 1 for a reason,” Oregon coach Jim Moore said. “I said very early in the year that anybody who thinks they’re going to win a national championship has to go through Penn State.” Asked what worries him about the Nittany Lions, Moore added, “what doesn’t worry me? They can do things physically that no one else can do.” The Nittany Lions bring size and a lot of movement, but the Ducks counter with quickness and improvisation. Oregon’s attack, directed by all-Pac 12 junior setter Lauren Plum, features multiple offensive options similar to calling an audible in foot-

ball. The up-tempo strategy and flexibility has helped the Ducks lose just two sets in four tournament matches and achieve the best season in school history. Oregon’s approach also paid off against Penn State in last year’s season opener, as the Ducks beat a Nittany Lions team coming off their fourth consecutive title. Though that match has little bearing on Thursday, Moore said it was a breakthrough for his players’ confidence. Michigan takes the same defensive approach. The Wolverines have been on a roll since a two-match losing streak last month. Michigan responded with a six-match surge, including a sweep of rival Michigan State in the regional semifinal and a four-set upset of second-seeded Stanford in Saturday’s final.

That surge has landed Michigan in new territory with their first Final Four appearance, but a familiar place in the KFC Yum! Center. The Wolverines beat host Louisville here in the second round. The Wolverines are also a team that measured itself against Penn State. They point to their midseason loss to the Nittany Lions for helping them turn things around. “It was kind of like the moment we realized that we actually could hang with teams,” said Wolverines junior outside hitter Lexi Erwin, the Berkeley regional MVP. “It was more of like not worrying about your mistakes. That was one of those games where we went into the locker room down 2-0, so we’re like, ‘let’s go all out from here.’ “ Michigan will try to impose its will during its semifinal match against Texas.

sports Roundup Wrestling

Tri County wins two at Newaygo: The Vikings picked up two wins over CSAA schools Tuesday night, beating Holton 42-38 and the host Lions 51-27. Winning twice for Tri County was Nick McGhan (103 pounds), Dustin Prins (119), Jesse Britton (130), Jared Teague (171) and Jason VanDuyken (215). Quote: “We had a big comeback vs Holton, after being down 32-6. Dustin Prins won the final match with a pin in what started out as a very tight match.” – Tri County coach Corey Renner. Record: 5-4. Next match: at the Chippewa Hills Invitational Dec. 22.

Girls basketball

Lions put Williams on IR, sign Fluellen ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have put defensive tackle Corey Williams on injured reserve, ending his season because of an injured right knee. Detroit signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen to take Williams’ roster spot. Fluellen cut by the Lions in August and ended up being in two games with Miami this year. He played in 51 games from the 2008 through the 2011 seasons in Detroit. Detroit added defensive tackle Jimmy SaddlerMcQueen to its practice squad in another roster move.

NFL standings

AFC East W L T Pct PF y-New England 10 3 0 .769 472 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 245 Buffalo 5 8 0 .385 289 Miami 5 8 0 .385 240

PA 274 306 352 276

x-Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville

South W L T 11 2 0 9 4 0 4 9 0 2 11 0

Pct .846 .692 .308 .154

PF 365 292 271 216

PA 263 329 386 359

Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland

North W L T 9 4 0 7 6 0 7 6 0 5 8 0

Pct .692 .538 .538 .385

PF 331 278 321 259

PA 273 264 280 272

y-Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City

West W L T 10 3 0 5 8 0 3 10 0 2 11 0

Pct .769 .385 .231 .154

PF 375 292 248 195

PA 257 281 402 352

NFC N.Y. Giants Washington Dallas Philadelphia

East W L T 8 5 0 7 6 0 7 6 0 4 9 0

Pct .615 .538 .538 .308

PF 373 343 300 240

PA 270 329 314 341

y-Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina

South W L T 11 2 0 6 7 0 5 8 0 4 9 0

Pct .846 .462 .385 .308

PF 337 354 348 265

PA 259 308 379 312

Green Bay Chicago Minnesota Detroit

North W L T Pct 9 4 0 .692 8 5 0 .615 7 6 0 .538 4 9 0 .308

PF PA 323 279 308 219 283 286 320 342

San Francisco Seattle St. Louis Arizona

West W L T 9 3 1 8 5 0 6 6 1 4 9 0

PF 316 300 236 186

Pct .731 .615 .500 .308

PA 184 202 279 292

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Last week’s results Denver 26, Oakland 13 Minnesota 21, Chicago 14 Washington 31, Baltimore 28, OT Cleveland 30, Kansas City 7 San Diego 34, Pittsburgh 24 Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 23 N.Y. Jets 17, Jacksonville 10 Carolina 30, Atlanta 20 Philadelphia 23, Tampa Bay 21 St. Louis 15, Buffalo 12 Dallas 20, Cincinnati 19 San Francisco 27, Miami 13 Seattle 58, Arizona 0 N.Y. Giants 52, New Orleans 27 Green Bay 27, Detroit 20 New England 42, Houston 14 Tonight’s game Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Sunday’s games Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Miami, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at New England, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s game N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m.

File photo

Montabella’s Logan Burns is ready to wrestle during a match last year. The Mustangs lost their first match of the year on Wednesday to Big Rapids, but beat Reed City.

Belding 61, Vestaburg 21: The Redskins got back on the winning track Wednesday night in a nonconference home game against the Wolverines. McKenzie Breimayer led the way for Belding with 15 points, seven steals and four assists. Haylee Batzer added 11 points and six rebounds, while Stefanie Harig finished with 12 points. Record: Belding is 3-2. Next game: Belding is at Lakewood Tuesday.

prep schedule

Montabella still wrestles, splits two in Reed City

BB — Lakeview at Newaygo, 7 p.m.; Central Montcalm at Big Rapids, 7 p.m.; Montabella at Vestaburg, 7:30 p.m.; CC-Crystal at Ashley, 7:30 p.m. WR — GR Creston at Belding, 6 p.m.

n Mustangs now are 6-1 overall

BB — Greenville at Lowell, 6 p.m. GB — Newaygo at Lakeview, 7 p.m.; Big Rapids at Central Montcalm, 7 p.m.; Greenville at Lowell, 7:30 p.m.; Vestaburg at Montabella, 7:30 p.m.; Ashley at CC-Crystal, 7:30 p.m.

By Chip Burch

Daily News sports writer

REED CITY — Montabella’s wrestling team hadn’t been in school because it was shut down to keep the spread of the flu bug. That may have been the deciding factor in one of the meets that the Mustangs lost on Wednesday night. The Mustangs lost to Big Rapids 38-32 in a quadrangular meet in Reed City. They won the second meet with a 66-18 over the host Coyotes. It was a close match, coach Shaun Balhorn noted. “It was 34-32 (Big Rapids leading) going into the last match,” he said. “We ended up losing. There were other opportunities. We didn’t wrestle our best. They (Big Rapids) are a solid team.” One of the reasons Montabella may have lost was that school was closed, Balhorn noted.

“I think not having school today hurt us,” he said. “We were flat coming out. It’s tough to not have school all day and come in and compete.” That’s because ath- Jonny letes are a creature of Durham habit, according to Balhorn. “I think the routine was a big issue,” he said. “We have a set routine in the way we work out and prepare. Not having that routine didn’t help us.” But he didn’t want to discredit what the Cardinals did. “Big Rapids wrestled tough and well and it came down to the last match,” Balhorn said. Montabella (6-1) then had their way with the Coyotes. “We recorded 11 pins against them (Reed City),” he said. Double-winners on the night were Dustin Scott (119 pounds), Tristan Viglanco (125), Dalton Kuklawski (135), Zach Taubitz (140), Joey

Durham (152), Jonny Durham (189) and Dan Davidson (285). Balhorn said the team was pretty healthy despite the flu bug that had caused many students to fall Joey ill. Durham “We’re getting over the colds,” he said. “We have a couple guys on the tail end of it. I don’t think health was a big issue.” Next up for Montabella is a home tournament which is a round-robin tournament. “We’ve got a couple holes in our lineup that we have to get a couple kinds new to our sport to be aggressive,” Balhorn said. “We have a good core group of guys, but we need to have a couple of guys step up and be more aggressive on the mat and that will help our competitions.” cburch@staffordmediasolutions.com (616) 548-8255

Today

Tomorrow

Saturday

WR — Greenville at Holland Invitational, 9 a.m.; Round Robin at Montabella, 9 a.m.; CC-Crystal at Central Montcalm Invitational, 9 a.m.; Belding at Tri County, TBA

Monday

BB — Chippewa Hills at Lakeview, 7 p.m.; Morley Stanwood at Central Montcalm, 7 p.m.; Farwell at Montabella, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

BB — Belding at CC-Crystal, 7:30 p.m. GB — Central Montcalm at Morley Stanwood, 7 p.m.; Belding at Lake Odessa Lakewood, 7 p.m.; Lakeview at Chippewa Hills, 7 p.m.; Montabella at Clare, 7:30 p.m.

Lawmaker: NFL players ‘trying to back out’ on HGH By Howard Fendrich

AP pro football writer

WASHINGTON — Accusing the NFL players’ union of “trying to back out” of an August 2011 agreement to start checking for human growth hormone, a congressman worried aloud Wednesday that the league will head into next season without a test for the banned drug. “Hopefully as we move down the line, players will see how incredibly ridiculous it looks for them not to straighten this thing out,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s ranking Democrat. “We’re now getting ready to go into a third season, and it does not look very good.” The panel held a hearing to examine the science behind the testing, and heard from experts that it is reliable. “No test is perfect ... but there hasn’t been a single false positive,” U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Chief Science Officer Larry Bowers testified.

While the latest, 10-year labor contract paved the way for HGH testing in professional football once certain parameters were set, the NFL Players Association wants a new study before it will agree to the validity of a test used by Olympic sports and Major League Baseball. The sides haven’t been able to agree on a scientist to help resolve that impasse. HGH is a banned substance that is hard to detect and used by athletes for what are believed to be a variety of benefits, whether real or only perceived — such as increasing speed or improving vision. Among the health problems connected to HGH are diabetes, cardiac dysfunction and arthritis. “They say they need more time ... before doing what they agreed to do. To me, it seems obvious the Players Association is simply running out the clock,” Cummings said. “Although they agreed to HGH testing, they are now trying to back out of the contract.” Cummings and committee chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, both said additional

hearings are expected. “It is our hope (to) move these parties closer together,” Issa said. “This isn’t the players” who are objecting to the test, Issa said after the hearing. “This is lawyers making a statement. Players want to know that the rules are the rules for everybody. ... We’re not seeing a vast amount of players stand up. We’re seeing a few lawyers stand up on an unfounded technicality.” The NFL and union were not invited to testify at the hearing, but representatives of both attended Wednesday’s session. Asked about Cummings’ comments, NFLPA spokesman George Atallah said after the hearing: “I respect his opinion. We have a contract, and the contract says both sides have to agree to protocols to move forward.” Atallah said the union was “absolutely not” trying to back out of the agreement on HGH. NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch, who oversees the league’s drug program, called the union’s insistence on a population study to deter-

mine whether current HGH tests are appropriate for NFL players a delay tactic. “As a league, we need to look at it in terms of competitive integrity, in terms of being consistent with the NFL having a leadership position in the world of performance-enhancing drugs,” Birch said. “And frankly, I think this delay in implementing this program has put our leadership position at risk.” Even once scientific issues are resolved, there will be other matters the league and union need to figure out, including who administers the test and what the appeals process will be. “First, I applaud the NFL and players for taking a bold and decisive position on HGH in their 10-year agreement. Now let’s get on with it,” one witness, Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, told the committee Wednesday. “The HGH testing process is proven to be reliable. It’s time to send a clear message that performance-enhancing drugs have no place in sports, especially the NFL.”


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SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. MORTGAGE SALE – Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by CHRIS MERREN, A SINGLE MAN and JESSICA RODRIGUEZ, A WOMAN, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. ("MERS"), solely as nominee for lender and lender's successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated October 17, 2003, and recorded on January 8, 2004, in Liber 1152, on Page 765, and assigned by said mortgagee to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as assigned, Montcalm County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thirteen Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Three Dollars and Ninety-Eight Cents ($113,333.98), including interest at 4.750% per annum.

Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, at the East Firewood seasoned. Apple and mixed door of the Judicial Complex in Stanton, hardwood. $65 a face or $160 full Michigan at 10:00 AM o'clock, on January cord, delivered or you pick up. 616- 3, 2013 Said premises are located in Mont754-6971, 616-835-7813 or 616-835- calm County, Michigan and are described as: LOT 15, BLOCK G, EDWARDS THIRD AD5850 DITION TO THE CITY OF GREENVILLE, RECORDED IN LIBER 30 OF DEEDS, PAGE 216. House For Rent The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determBelding 2 bedroom house. $125/wk. ined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL Utilities extra. Washer/Dryer hookup. 600.3241a, in which case the redemption No Pets. References and deposit re- period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. quired. Call 616-794-0561 days. If the above referenced property is sold at a Belding 804 Pearl St. 3 bedroom, 1 foreclosure sale under Chapter 600 of the Compiled Laws, under MCL bath includes stove, refrigerator, Michigan 600.3278, the borrower will be held rewasher/dryer hook-up. Pay own utilit- sponsible to the person who buys the propies. No pets. $350 bi-weekly, $700 de- erty at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to posit. Call 616-794-3789 616-302- the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. 8169

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U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 USB.001674 FHA (12-06)(12-27) THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. MORTGAGE SALE--Default has been made in the conditions of a Mortgage made by CINDIE L. GASCH AND DANNE L. GASCH, JR., wife and husband, Mortgagors, to FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF AMERICA, Mortgagee, dated August 6, 2004, and recorded September 2, 2004, in Liber 1197, Page 1114, of Montcalm County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due as of the date of this notice $70,580.76, including interest at 10.50% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statutes of the State of Michigan, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public auction to the highest bidder, on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, at the place of holding the circuit court within Montcalm County, Michigan.

2 bedroom apartment in Stanton. Upstairs/downstairs. Washer & dryer hookup. 1 block from Main Street. Includes heat, utilities and weekly trash pickup. $450 per month. Contact David Houghton Builder @ 989- Said premises are situated in the Township 831-4281 of Belvidere, Montcalm County, Michigan,

2006 Exiss 24 ft. stock trailer, 24 ft. Belding in the country. 1 bedroom $14,500. Used very little. Excellent apartment, all utilities included. $125 condition. Stored in pole barn. Amish per week. 616-548-2005. buggy $550 Call Larry at 989-8314095

property is sold at a foreclosure sale by advertisement, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 you will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale, or to the mortgage holder, for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: December 6, 2012 LeVasseur Dyer & Associates, PC Attorneys for Mortgagee P.O. Box 721400 Berkley, MI 48072 (248) 586-1200 (12-06)(12-27) IF YOU ARE NOW ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR HAVE BEEN IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 248-502-1400.

MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Darcy Koogler-Walters a married woman, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender's Mobile Home Rental successors and/or assigns., Mortgagee, 2 bedroom, 1 bath with chimney for dated August 27, 2009 and recorded 2, 2009 in Liber 1454, Page 907, wood heat. No pets. $500 per month, September and , Montcalm County Records, Michigan. $500 deposit. Cal 989-352-7269, ask Said mortgage is now held by Wells Fargo for Deb. Bank, NA by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of 2 bedroom, 2 bath with garage on Seventy-Two Thousand Three Hundred Sevblack top road. No pets. $525 per enteen and 60/100 Dollars ($72,317.60) inmonth, $525 deposit. Call 989-352- cluding interest at 5.25% per annum.

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and are described as: Lot 83 and the South 1/2 of Lot 82, Schmied Park, being a part of Section 6, T12N, R7W, according to the recorded Plat thereof; c/k/a 11711 Thrush Dr., Lakeview, MI 48850 The redemption period shall be six months from the date of the sale, unless the premises are determined to be abandoned pursuant to MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days.

Belding large 3 bedroom duplex. Black Jenn-air downdraft stove. Gas $150/wk. Utilities extra. No Pets. burners, gas grill,convection oven. Washer/Dryer hookup. References $2200 new. $600 or best offer. Used 3 and deposit required. Call 616-794years, never stored outside. (616)754- 0561 days. Please be advised that if the mortgaged 8824 property is sold at a foreclosure sale by advertisement, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 you will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale, or to the mortgage holder, for damaging the property during the redemp-

Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the east door of the Judicial Complex in Stanton in Montcalm County, Michigan at 10:00 AM on JANUARY 10, 2013. Said premises are located in the City of Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan, and are described as: The Land referred to is situated in the City of Greenville, County of Montcalm, State of Michigan, and is described as follows:The West 72 feet of Lot 1, Block 7, and the East one half of the Vacated Alley adjacent to the West side of Lot 1, and South 1/2 vacated West Oak Street adjacent thereto, Rutan's Second Addition to the City of Greenville, Montcalm County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale, pursuant to MCL 600.3278, the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damage to the property during the redemption period. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: December 13, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C.. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007 File No. 12-510293

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Notice Of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Fred D Munn and Lou A Munn, Husband and Wife, original mortgagor(s), to TMS Mortgage Inc., dba The Money Store, Mortgagee, dated October 14, 1999, and recorded on October 28, 1999 in Liber 888 on Page 406, in Montcalm county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Thirty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Sixty-Two and 38/100 Dollars ($33,462.38). Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Montcalm County, at 10:00 AM, on January 10, 2013. Said premises are situated in Township of Richland, Montcalm County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 28, Town 12 North, Range 5 West, Richland Township, Montcalm County Michigan described as commencing on the North South 1/4 line of said section 28 at a point which is North 00 degrees 08 minutes 25 seconds East 2208.14 feet from the South 1/4 corner of said section; thence South 74 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds West along the North line of a former railroad right-of-way 408.99 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along said North line South 74 degrees 25 minutes 05 seconds West 325.64 feet; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 20 seconds East 640.71 feet to a point on the East-West 1/4 line of said section; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 313.66 feet along said EastWest 1/4 line of said section; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 20 seconds West 553.24 feet to the point of beginning of this description. Parcel is subject to Highway Rights over the North 33.0 Feet thereof for Vestaburg Road The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: November 29, 2012 For more information, please call: FC D (248) 593-1309 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #400275F02 (11-29)(12-20)

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Legals Notice Of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Gregg DeHart and Patricia DeHart, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated October 6, 2006, and recorded on October 18, 2006 in Liber 1330 on Page 167, and assigned by said Mortgagee to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Montcalm county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thirteen Thousand Two Hundred Eighty-One and 82/100 Dollars ($113,281.82). Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Montcalm County, at 10:00 AM, on January 3, 2013. Said premises are situated in Village of Howard City, Montcalm County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 1, Block 37, First Addition to the Village of Howard City, Montcalm County, Michigan. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: December 6, 2012 For more information, please call: FC H (248) 593-1300 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #410710F01 (12-06)(12-27) Notice Of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Ralph J Feeny an unmarried man, original mortgagor(s), to Chase Bank USA, NA, Mortgagee, dated March 6, 2007, and recorded on March 21, 2007 in Liber 1352 on Page 817, and assigned by said Mortgagee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Montcalm county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Eighty-Five Thousand Two Hundred Forty-Nine and 52/100 Dollars ($85,249.52). Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Montcalm County, at 10:00 AM, on December 27, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Crystal, Montcalm County, Michigan, and are described as: Lots 3, 4, 7 and 8 in Block 4 of Myer's Addition to the Village of Crystal, according to the recorded Plat thereof in Liber 2 of Plats, Page 11 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: November 29, 2012 For more information, please call: FC S (248) 593-1304 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #348983F02 (11-29)(12-20)

Dec. 14 Greenville Jewelry fundraiser The Greenville Area Premier Designs Jewelry Ladies will host a fundraiser to benefit the Love in Action Fund. The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hathaway Clubhouse, 820 S. Greenville West Drive, behind Meijer. Light refreshments will be served and there will be door prize drawings every hour. All proceeds will go to the Love in Action Fund, a partnership between Montcalm area churches and EightCAP Inc. The fund helps area residents who are facing emergency situations with basic needs such as housing, food, transportation, clothes, utilities and others. Dec. 14-15 Greenville Holiday choir concert The Greenville High School choirs will present a “Holiday Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenville High School Performing Arts Auditorium. The concert will feature the Village Green Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble and Men’s Ensemble. Several soloists will perform in addition to the group performances. Admission is free. The community is invited. Dec. 15 Belding Visit Santa Santa Claus will be at the Belding Covered Village Mall from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 15 Greenville Lunch with Santa American Legion Post 101 in Greenville will host Lunch with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, fries and cocoa will be provided for the children. The event is open to the public. Dec. 15 Greenville Indoor Flea Market An indoor flea market will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greenville Area Community Center. New and used items will be available for purchase, or people can rent a table and sell their things. Tables are 8x3 feet and are available for $8 each, paid reservations only. Vendors may arrive at 8 a.m. for set-up. Call the community center at (616) 754-9163 for more information. Dec. 15 Greenville Pictures with Santa Everyone is invited to the Greenville Area Community Center from noon to 1 p.m. for free pictures with Santa and goodies, sponsored by the Greenville Area Corvette Club. Call the community center at (616) 754-9163 for more information. Dec. 15 Edmore ‘Old-fashioned Christmas’ The Old Fence Rider Historical Center (west of the pond) will host an “OldFashioned Christmas” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to make and take an ornament, listen to Christmas stories, watch a Christmas video, visit with Santa and receive a small gift, and enjoy a snack furnished by the Edmore Burger King. Dec. 13-16 Greenville Texas hold ’em The Sheridan VFW Auxiliary will host Texas hold ’em poker tournaments from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 101 in Greenville. Proceeds will be used for Sheridan community services. The public is welcome. Dec. 16 Greenville Jazz band Christmas concert All are invited to enjoy a jazzy Christmas concert performed by the Greenville High School jazz band at 6 p.m. at Greenville Community Church. The students are asking for donations to help them take an educational trip to Chicago in the spring. Dec. 17 Sidney Legislative Update The EightCAP Legislative Update Luncheon will take place at noon in Montcalm Community College’s Doser Building rooms 303-305. State Sen. Judy Emmons and State Rep. Rick Outman are expected to attend. Lunch is available from the Subway in the MCC cafeteria. Normally held on the fourth Monday of the month, the luncheon is the third Monday this month due to the holiday. Dec. 18 Lakeview Tree of Love The Kelsey Hospital Tree of Love event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 115 W. Fifth St. Everyone is invited to share in this special holiday tradition. Participants in the free community event will enjoy the musical sounds of the season and refreshments and listen as the names of those honored and remembered are read. Funds raised from this year’s Tree of Love will help purchase new furniture for the Kelsey Hospital acute care waiting and social room. Sidney MCC spring registration Online registration for Montcalm Community College’s spring credit classes is under way and continues through Dec. 19. The 2013 spring schedule of courses is available online under the Academics tab at my.montcalm.edu. Dec. 20 Lakeview Free food A food truck from Feeding America will be in the Lakeview Free Methodist Church parking lot, 110 N. Edgar St. Free supplemental food will be available to any who have need from 3 p.m. until the food runs out. People picking up food should bring boxes or bags for carrying the food.

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early bird 6 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., 114 N. Bridge St. Food and beverages available for purchase. Information: (616) 794-9624.

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Six Lakes VFW Post 5602, early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m. Light lunch available at 5 p.m.

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Sheridan VFW Auxiliary 5065, early bird 6 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m.

Greenville American Legion Post 101, 1 to 5 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m., 1320 W. Washington St. (M-57). Edmore VFW Post 2292, early bird 6:15 p.m. Howard City Action Center for Senior Citizens, early bird 6 p.m. Maple Valley Complex, early bird 6 p.m, regular bingo 7 p.m., 239 First St., Trufant. Information: Sandie Lake, (616) 984-2191. Sheridan VFW Post 5065, early bird 6 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m.

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Obituaries Sally May (Davis) Case, 37

ST. LOUIS, Mich. — Sally May (Davis) Case, 37, of Greenville, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, St. Louis, Mich., on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Terri Bentley officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Sally was born in Gallopolis, Ohio, on Oct. 11, 1975, the daughter of David Solon and Jane Ann (Ruth) Davis. She loved walking along the beach and spending time with her family. Sally is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Ellen Case of Greenville; two sons, Troy Alan and Gabrial Matthew Case of Greenville; her best friend, Michael Case II of Greenville; father, David Davis of St. Louis, Mich.; and two brothers, Darius and Veronica Davis of Frankfurt, Germany, and Damon Davis of Shepherd. Sally was preceded in death by her mother, Jane Davis; one brother, Daniel Mark Davis; and one sister, Susan Annette Allen. Memorials may be made to the family c/o her father, David Davis, 115 S. Clinton, St. Louis, MI 48880. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes. com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Louis Chapel, St. Louis, Mich.

Alverta Rosaleen Dishong, 93

EDMORE — Alverta Rosaleen Dishong, 93, of Edmore, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was born on March 31, 1919, in Morley, the daughter of William and Anna Mae (Brown) Browers. She was raised in the Morley area and graduated from Morley High School with the Class of 1936. On Oct. 29, 1938, Rosaleen married the love of her life, Orval Dishong, in Angola, Ind. She was employed at the Bag Factory, Edmore Hotel and Doctor Bobara’s office in Edmore. Rosaleen was a member of the McBride Church of Christ and the Edmore VFW Post 2292 Auxiliary. Rosaleen enjoyed baking, painting, crocheting, playing cards and gardening. Rosaleen is survived by her children, Harold (Dee) Dishong of Nashville, Mich., Duane (Janet) Dishong of Vestaburg, Virgil (Mary) Dishong of LaGrange, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Rosaleen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna Mae; and siblings, Harry, Donald, Billie Dean, Vernal, Elsie and Lyle. A funeral service has been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Brigham Funeral Chapel, 413 E. Gilson St. in Edmore, with Pastor Stephen Dobyns officiating. The family will receive support from friends at a visitation scheduled for today from 4 to 8 p.m. also at the Brigham Funeral Chapel in Edmore. Interment will be in McBride Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Rosaleen’s name made payable to the McBride Church of Christ. Condolences may be expressed to the family utilizing the guestbook on our website at www.brighamfuneralchapel.com.

Helen Lelone Edgerly, 86

LANSING — Helen Lelone Edgerly went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, after e n d u r i n g Alzheimer’s for the past 10 years. She was born Dec. 5, 1926, to Eugene and Olga Richardson on Helen their 40-acre Edgerly Rockford farm. At 18 months of age her mother succumbed to strep throat and Helen was subsequently raised by her dear aunt Ethel in the loving Greenville farm home of Clare Shotwell. Helen was a Gibson girl in Greenville when she met her future husband, Aaron Junior Edgerly, while he was home on military leave in 1945. They moved to Lansing where she took in ironing and did housekeeping. When her children were of an age she went to work for Meijer and after 20 years retired. Helen enjoyed music, dancing and euchre. She was known in her Lansing Waverly neighborhood for her homemade baked bread and at large family gatherings for her chocolate cake and baked beans. She was a loving, caring mother, a hard worker, and a good friend to many.

She always had a smile and a kind word for all. She was best known for her contagious laugh. She is survived by her children, Steven Lee Edgerly of Louisiana and Sheryl Ann Childs (John) of Mackinaw City; grandchildren, Steven (Cathleen) Edgerly of Lansing, Cheryl (Cedric) Bafford of Lansing, and Aaron Baxter of Mackinaw City; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Bafford, Jacob and Ella Edgerly; “sister,” Madaleen Mary Wilbur, and sister-in-law, Dorothy (Harold) Christiansen, both of Greenville; and several nephews and nieces. Helen was preceded in death by her brothers, A.O. and Rex Richardson, and “sister,” Laura Amondsen. Special thanks to the staff of the East Lansing Health Care Facility, Larson Hall Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, and St. Ignace Evergreen Living Center. Burial has taken place. In lieu of flowers or contributions, please donate blood, and never miss a chance to tell your mother that you love her. Friends may visit the guest book at www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing.

Rosemary A. Miller-White, 90

GREENVILLE — Rosemary Ardith Miller-White, 90, formerly of Fenwick and Gowen, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, 2012, from Twin Oaks of Gowen. The daughter of Stanton F. and Rosemary Addie (Munsell) Miller-White March, she was born on April 14, 1922, in Clare. From 1957 to 1970, Rosemary coowned Miller’s Coffee Shop in Greenville and in retirement enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida. For many years she was a faithful member of the Greenville Church of Nazarene and in later years belonged to Beth Haven Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Ronald Wagner, Arnold Wagner and Eugene Miller; her first husband, John Wagner, on March 15, 1952; her second husband, Charles O. Miller, on Dec. 27, 1999; and her third husband, Melbert C. White, on April 16, 2002. Surviving are her children, Marilyn Humphrey and Dan Lawrence of Greenville, Geraldine Wagner of Ionia, Warren and Tina Wagner of Belding, Gordon and Terri Wagner of Greenville, Kenneth and Jami Wagner of Arkansas, Marjorie Anderson of Ludington, Teresa and John Chenoweth of Lakeview, and Stanley Miller of Grand Rapids. Rosemary leaves a long legacy with over 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Visitation is on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin St., Greenville, where envelopes for memorial contributions to Ionia Area Hospice will be available. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Beth Haven Baptist Church, 1158 W. Carson City Road (M-57), Sheridan, with the Rev. Kevin Crowell officiating. A luncheon will follow and burial will take place privately in Hillside Cemetery near Entrican. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Rosemary’s online guest book or to share a favorite memory, please visit www. ChristiansenCares.com

Iola Jean Giles Rogers, 80

AUGUSTA, Ga.— Iola Jean Giles Rogers, 80, entered into rest Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Iola Davis Road, Rogers Augusta, Ga., with the Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating. Funeral services will begin at noon and will be preceded by visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta. A native of Greenville, Mich., Mrs. Rogers was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mabel Fox Giles. She and her family moved to Augusta, Ga., in 1966 and she was preceded in death by her husband,

Chuck Rogers, in 2004 after 51 years of marriage. Mrs. Rogers is survived by her three daughters, Jackie Rogers Siple (Charles) of Rockledge, Fla., Margaret Rogers Centers (Bob) of Augusta, Ga., and Dianne Rogers Wade (John) of Maineville, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Ben SIple (Whittney), Angela Siple, John Robert Wade, Maggie Centers and Joshua Wade. She also is survived by her two brothers, Arley Giles (Hilda) of Greenville and Don Giles (Jan) of Ellenton, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care at Wasdin Woods, 661 Eyster Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Road, Augusta, GA 30907, (706) 364-8484.

Thomas Paul “Tommy” Smith, 4

STANTON — Thomas Paul “Tommy” Smith, 4, of Crystal, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Tommy was born June 22, 2008, in Carson City, the son of Travis Joesph and Sarah Ann (Lake) Smith. He loved tractors, cows and snakes. His favorite color was John Deere Green. Through Make-aWish he lived his dream of being on stage in concert and singing Red Solo Cup with Toby Keith. He loved books and would pick books over toys when given a choice. Tommy loved to go hunting and fishing with his dad, and going shopping with his mother. He loved his sister and brothers. Tommy helped his grandmother save a calf rejected by its mother, and helped feed it and nurse it to health. They named the calf Nugget. Tommy is survived by his parents, Travis and Sarah Smith; his brothers and sister, Trent Moreland, Ethan Smith and Alicia Smith; his grandparents, Ed and Carole Peacock of Shepherd, and Ed and Marie Avey of Crystal; his greatgrandparents, Ken and Donna Knapp of White Cloud, Jane Avey of Carson City, Larry Lake of Stanton, and Esther Peacock of Shepherd; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Barden Funeral Home in Stanton, with Pastor Ried Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Crystal Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at bardenfuneralhome.com.

Timothy Lee “Tim” Wittenbach, 69

BELDING — Timothy Lee “Tim” Wittenbach died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at his home, Villa Lucia in Grand Rapids. He was born July 15, 1943, in Grattan Township. He was preceded by his parents, Leo Timothy and Maxine Wittenbach (Weeks) Wittenbach. He leaves behind sisters, Alice Wittenbach, OP, and Pat (Jerry) Potter of Grand Rapids; brother, Raymond “Johnny” Wittenbach of Grattan Township, and his twin brother, James “Jim” (JoAnne) Wittenbach of Granger, Ind.; along with many nieces and nephews and special friends, John and Pat McCabe. Tim graduated with the Class of 1961 at St. Patrick’s, Parnell, where he excelled on the baseball diamond. He later graduated from Central Michigan University and Aquinas College and become a teacher for many years. Because of health problems and loss of stamina, he moved in with his mother and became her caregiver for several years. Tim was Tim. He could enter a room, say something, and everyone would start laughing. He enjoyed the Tigers and Lions, and his friends at Villa Lucia. Tim was our brother and we loved him and will truly miss him. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at St. Patrick Parish, Parnell with Father Mark Peacock presiding. Private Rite of Committal will be in Ashley Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Memorial contributions may be given to the Shepherds of Independence or Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids. Messages of condolence for the Wittenbach family may also be given at www.jffh.com.


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ear Amy: My daughter is 20. She met a young man a few summers ago. Things have become “serious” (her words), and they are celebrating their one-year anniversary. He lives in Tennessee (11 hours away by car), and she attends college near our home. He visited her during spring break last year, and we met him briefly during that time. He is her age and in college. He now expects her to visit him for a few days after Christmas. I’m told she will stay in his sister’s room at his parents’ house (He has an apartment near campus). I’m sure he and his family are nice people, but we don’t know them. She wants to travel alone since she feels she is an adult. She says he is a gentleman. My wife and I are very uncomfortable with this. We persuaded her not to drive. She is willing to pay for the travel expenses by bus or plane. I don’t feel good about her demands and the pressure her boyfriend is exerting on her. We thought about driving her down and renting a motel room for a few days, but that isn’t practical. I keep thinking about all the things that can go wrong such as her being ill or hurt, them breaking up, potential abuse, problems with transit predators, etc. If we don’t let her go, I think she’ll end up going anyway. I trust her, but not him. What do you recommend? — Concerned Parents Dear Concerned: Your girl is not traveling to Balochistan. She’s going to Tennessee. All of the things you are worried about are all hazards that await any of us the minute we leave the house. If your daughter can afford to pay for this trip and if the two of them have been responsive to you about where she will stay, etc., then you should share your concerns and reservations but otherwise embrace this trip. She should provide her boyfriend’s and his folks’ phone numbers so you can call to thank them for their hospitality; this will be an opportunity for you to get to know one another. Give her all of your parental warnings about bus station transit predators and unprotected boyfriend sex, and ask her to take your calls and to check in with you each day.

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JACQUELINE BIGAR’S STARS HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012: This year you will have a new beginning in whatever area you deem necessary. Your personal power will expand because you live your word. Many people in your life want to draw you in, both professionally and personally. CAPRICORN is cautious. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) ***** A matter from the recent past could come back to haunt you. You can’t take back words said or actions done, but the good news is that you can remedy what happened. Your instincts speak to you and show you the right path to follow. Tonight: Touch base with an older relative. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ***** Reconsider a situation involving a close partner. You can work through nearly anything together, as long as you are able to remain detached. You might surprise yourself with the sense of elation and harmony you could achieve as a result. Tonight: Answer your calls. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ***** Reflect rather than react. A friend’s unpredictability could create uncertainty in your world. On the other hand, you just might find exactly what you’ve been looking for. Relate to others directly, especially when discussing finances. Tonight: Dinner for two. CANCER (June 21-July 22) *** Dive right into work. You’ll discover the importance of clearing up as much as possible in the late afternoon. Free yourself up for some socializing with friends and loved ones. A boss or someone you respect startles you with his or her response. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) **** You feel the weekend in your bones, but you have a lot to do before then. As you attempt to accomplish everything you must, you could get bogged down in a project. A different perspective could help you see the situation in a new light. Tonight: Do your thing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) *** If you’re considering the possibility of staying home more often, know that you’ll have to indulge this fantasy sooner or later. You could find a friend or loved one most distracting, though, so you might want to rethink this plan. Tonight: Now for the romp. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ***** You could be overwhelmed by everything that falls into your lap. You are incapable of handling it all, as you are only human. Your sense of humor emerges because of a child’s antics. Can you even question how much you are cared about? Tonight: Get some errands done. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ***** You could have a lot to say, and perhaps it is more than someone wants to hear. Be sensitive to this person. You might have a lot to say, but the purpose of saying it is to be heard. You need this individual around for his or her support. Tonight: Out and about. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) **** Make a resolution in the morning, and you’ll stand a chance of making it so. Your creativity springs forward whenever there is a need for a solution. You delight others, as well as yourself, with an addition to a project or a special purchase. Tonight: More holiday duties. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ***** In the morning, you could have a case of the lazies or seem a bit passive. By midafternoon, you’ll start acting like the Energizer bunny, and few can hop as fast as you. What you initially had resisted doing becomes a piece of cake. Tonight: The world is your oyster. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) *** Use the morning to the max. You could be inordinately lucky or just have a lot of support. Whatever you launch, do or decide seems destined to succeed. An interpersonal relationship glows. A neighbor or friend could surprise you with his or her antics. Tonight: Not to be found. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) **** Take charge of a project early on. You might feel as if you do not have enough time in the day to handle what you must. Lighten up and prioritize, and by late afternoon, the Fish will beam. A meeting could be more important than you realize. Tonight: Start the weekend early.

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Top picks for holiday gift books By Kelly Worden

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GREENVILLE — The Flat River Community Library believes a great book should be at the top of everyone’s holiday wish list. Books make the perfect gift whether you are giving or receiving. The Friends of the Library “Books ’n’ Things” used book store is a great place to pick up a book to give. Many gently used books to choose from including children’s books, hardcover books from best-selling authors, and lots of like-new paperback fiction. “Books ’n’ Things” is located inside the library and is open during library hours. Here are our top picks for this 2012 holiday season.

For adults

“Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson — In this terrifying tale of humanity’s desperate stand against a robot uprising, Daniel H. Wilson has written an entertaining sci-fi thriller. Brilliantly conceived and amazingly detailed, ”Robopocalypse” is an action-packed epic with chilling implications about the real technology that surrounds us. Added bonus: Stephen Spielberg is set to start directing this surefire blockbuster hit in 2013. Grab this book now before the hype sets in!

“The Elephant Keepers’ Children” by Peter Hoeg — Danish author Hoeg (”Smilla’s Sense of Snow”) is back with another beautifully constructed tale of family drama, theology and a strong sense of mystery and oddity. “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich — In her 14th novel likely to be dubbed the Native American “To Kill a Mockingbird,” this book is a stunning and devastating tale of hate crimes and vengeance, answering the question: Will a 13-yearold boy kill to save his mother? Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction. “Fall of Giants” and “Winter of the World” by Ken Follett — A magnificent historical epic from “Pillars of the Earth” author Follett, whose ability to create rich and complex characters set in historically accurate settings cannot be surpassed. From World War I, volumes one and two of the Century Trilogy (at over 1,000 pages each) will deliver the biggest bang for your buck this holiday giving season.

For teens

“Why We Broke Up” by Daniel Handler — This teenage novel of heartbreak written by Lemony Snicket himself, aka Handler, and illustrated throughout by Maira Kalman is a bittersweet novel of love and

memories. “The Twilight Saga: The Complete Film Archive” — With the final installment of this popular series in film, Team Edward and Team Jacob fans can still get their fix with this ultimate holiday gift. Full of filmmaking secrets, candid photographs and exclusive tidbits from the stars, this book will bring joy to your tween or teen. “One Direction: Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction” — British “X-Factor” born singing sensation One Direction has taken the teen world by storm. Learn about Liam, Harry, Louis, Niall and Zayn from their perspectives. This book can’t miss — like the Beatles or Elvis in their time, anything One Direction will make your teenager swoon. Achieve Anything in Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals” by Jason Harvey — With sage advice from professional life-coach and motivator, this book will help your teen get through the not-so-wonderful wonder years. With day-by-day tools for handling stress and anger, to setting goals and building confidence, this book is the perfect fit for every teenager’s stocking.

For children

“Press Here” by Herve Tullet — For ages 2+, a top pick for the little ones in

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Dec. 17 Ionia County Health Department immunization clinic, 9-11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 301 S. Pleasant St. Flu shots

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New Arrivals Chris and Jessica Carter of Greenville are the parents of a girl, Izabel Jean Carter, born Oct. 27 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids. She weighed 8 pounds, 3.4 ounces. Grandparents are Lee and Barb VanHoose, Shelly Groters, all of Greenville, and George Carter of Trenton, Mich. Great-grandparents are Harley and Linda VanHoose of Greenville, Phyllis VanKeuren of Rockford, Dick and Mary Carter of Kailua, Hawaii, Harry and Jean Rose of Pellston and Christine Mack of Lennon. Ron Stine and Shawn Smith of Lakeview are the parents of a boy, Evan Lynn Ernest Stine, born Nov. 27 at Mecosta County Medical Center, Big Rapids. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.4 ounces, and has two brothers, Austin Moore and Aiden Smith. Grandparents are Marilyn Sorsen, Jay Sorsen and Ernest Stine. Chasity Mason and Thomas Simons of Stanton are the parents of a boy, Zayden Kevin Simons, born Nov. 30 at Carson City Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and has a brother, Kolan R. Simons. Grandparents are Art and Terri Simons of Sheridan, Roxanne and Donald Simons of Stanton, Michelle and Miguel Arellano of Greenville and Francis Amond of Frankfort. Seth Booth and Terry Bauer of Sheridan are the parents of a boy, Braden Jase Booth, born Dec. 2 at Carson City Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are James Booth and Sandra Booth, Jason Bauer and Rose Collins, all of Stanton. Nicholas and Tracie Wilson of Orleans are the parents of a girl, Audrianna Jaye Wilson, born Dec. 3 at Carson City Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces, and has two sisters, Elizabeth Wilson and Mackenzie Wilson. Grandparents are Matt and Tina Cook of Pewamo and Christal and Jay Bradley of Saranac.

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Dec. 16 Community Euchre, 7 p.m., VFW Post 3701. The public is welcome.

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Dec. 16 Public breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., VFW Post and Auxiliary 5065.

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Dec. 15 Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., VFW Post 5602. Live country western music. $6 per person. BYOB and snacks. Singles welcome. Information: (989) 5612803.

Stanton

Dec. 14 Immunization clinic, 8 a.m.-noon and

1-4:30 p.m., Mid-Michigan District Health Department, 615 N. State St. Immunizations available for adults and children eight weeks and older. Appointments preferred. Information or appointment: (989) 8315237 ext. 5. Dec. 14 WIC benefit pickup clinic, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., Mid-Michigan District Health Department, 615 N. State St. Appointment or information: (989) 8315237, ext. 5. Dec. 17 Family planning clinic, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m., Mid-Michigan District Health Department, 615 N. State St. Information or appointment: (989) 8315237 ext. 5. Dec. 17 Stanton Star Lodge 250 F&AM, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple.

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Dec. 14 DBS and DSS, 7 p.m. potluck, meeting to follow. Dec. 15 Greenville Eagles 4321 members and guests Aerie and Auxiliary adult Christmas party, 7 p.m.midnight. With Papa Horn and the Horns of Plenty Christmas. Dec. 17 Greenville Eagles 4321 Aerie meeting, 6:30 p.m. All Aerie members welcome. Dec. 17 Greenville Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Oak St.

your life. Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within and embark upon a magical journey. Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction and grow in size. This uniquely interactive picture book will be a classic for years to come. “Blackout” by John Rocco — In this beautifully illustrated book, awarded the American Librar y Association’s 2012 Caldecott Honor for most distinguished American picture book for children, John Rocco shows a simpler side to life when the power goes out on a summer night and families put their cares aside for a while. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” by Jeff Kinney — The seventh book in the Wimpy Kid series is another great installation by Kinney. Kids will laugh and relate their way through Greg’s Valentine’s Day struggles. “Tabby McTat, the Musical Cat” by Julia Donaldson — With a wonderfully catchy reading rhythm and colorful illustrations, this book for young readers will be begged to be read over and over again. The story of a cat and his owner who get lost and reunited will pull at your heartstrings as swiftly as the old busker plucks his guitar.

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