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By Casey Cheney

e are moving through a period of extreme danger and of splendid hope, when every virtue of our race will be tested,” Churchill said in his speech. “This is no time for doubt or weakness... It is the supreme hour to which we have been called.” On July 4, 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill faced the overwhelming evil of a Nazi Germany, coupled with a reluctant ally in the United States. Churchill challenged the American people to stand by their side or face destruction at the hands of Hitler. Two months later, President Roosevelt responded to the call and the Nazi empire was defeated a halfdecade later. The United States no longer battles a Nazi Germany. Nor, more foundational to this holiday weekend, do we fight a tyrannical England. Even our conflict abroad against the shadowy ideals of terrorism does not compare to the domestic threats of overregulation, fiscal frivolity and endemic apathy. Enjoy the fireworks; enjoy the food, the friends and family. Enjoy the freedom, and reflect on how to ensure that future generations enjoy everytyhing we love about Independence Day. Benjamin Franklin called this great nation: “A democracy, if you can keep it.” Our ancestors passed it down to us. It’s up to us to do the same.

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Relay for Life raises $70,000 by Casey Cheney Members of the Lowell community and beyond came out in droves to the annual Relay for Life at the Red Arrow stadium, raising almost $70,000. Themed Come Play at Relay, the event met its fundraising goal. The Pink Arrow Power Hour on Friday night, crowding the track with hundreds of pink shirts, was “probably the busiest hour on the track,” Relay for Life chairman Jerry Holmes said. “It seems like they really came out for that,” he said. “Hopefully that'll be the start of a new tradition. It was a natural tie-in.” Certainly a meaningful event to Lowell, businesses lined the track as a demonstration of their support and, for the fifth year, the Backwater Cafe

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Britches Full of Stitches provided live entertainment for relay attendees as they made laps around the course and enjoyed dinner in the Survivor tent. catered the Survivor dinner Friday night. Bif Altoft, owner of the cafe, said that the family of Backwater staff has been touched by cancer. Two of their waitresses proudly touted a “Survivor” sash as they prepared and served the Survivor dinner. “It's good to see people out and having fun,” Altoft said of the event. “It's important to make a positive out of a negative.” “Lowell is fantastic about it,” Altoft said. “Our customers have been huge supporters of our girls.” But a resident in Lowell was not required to attend. Michael LeCours, though not a resident, participated this weekend,

her second Relay for Life this year. The first was in Greenville where she works. LeCours, an 11-month survivor, has been in the thick of the fight against cancer. Her hair, still short after her recent chemotherapy, is starting to grow back. She laughed, recalling a friend's response to its growth: “You got fuzz!” This is LeCours' first month without an appointment for treatment. The stories, the inspiration, the new friends and the chance to help someone: these are the things Altoft and LeCours said bring them to Relay for Life. “We're happy to give back,” Altoft said.

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For Rent GREAT 1 BEDROOM APTS - Rent based on income. For seniors 55 & over. Smoke free, worry free. Movies, potlucks, bingo. Call 269-795-7715 EHO. HALL FOR RENT - Lowell Veteran's Center, 3100 Alden Nash. Newly remodeled, smoke-free, private, great location & great rate! www. VFW8303.org. Call John at 299-0486 or 897-8303. PRICELESS STORAGE - Indoor/outdoor. New Units on Alden Nash, 1 mile South of I96. Call for specials 558-2900. SENIORS CITIZENS!! -1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for rent! Rent based on income for those who qualify! BEAUTIFUL 6 acre country setting! Pets welcome! Conveniently located 20 minutes East of Grand Rapids. Call today to join our small waiting list. Equal Housing Opportunity. 616-693-2271, hearing impaired dial 711.

MOBILE HOME SITE FOR RENT - 2 miles from Lowell. Well & septic ready. Call Ron, 897-6757.

GEEʼS ROLLING DUMPSTERS - 15 yard. $170 for household trash or $250 for shingles/drywall. 616-2056871.

M-50 SELF STORAGE - new units available, Alto area, 5x10 to 10x30. Climate control available. Check it out. 868-1235.

FREE AD! - Place & pay for a classified ad in the Buyers Guide & Lowell Ledger for 3 weeks & receive the 4th week FREE! You must mention the special in order to receive this offer. Valid only with new classified ads, and must be paid for when ad is placed. Call 897-9555, fax 897-4809 or email to: classifieds@lowell buyersguide.com, Lowell. Ph. 897-9261.

LIGHT INDUSTRIAL BUILDING FOR RENT - in Lowell. 1000 - 2000 sq. ft. Call Greg 292-4948. COUNTRY HOUSE FOR RENT - 3 milles from Murray Lake. Recently remodeled ranch w/garage, 2 bedrooms w/large closets, hardwood floor in living room, fulll basement w/laundry facilities, appliances included. Avail. July 1. For more details call 897-9798.

Business Services BIG STEPS LITTLE FEET - Christian Childcare & Preschool in Ada now enrolling. www.bigstepslittlefeet. org 616-682-8300.

AFFORDABLE PROPANE - for your home, farm, business. No delivery fees. Call for free quote. Diamond Propane, 269-367-9700. EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE - Lowell & surrounding areas. On road repairs. “CHEAP HOOKER” 616-2927649. LAMINATING SERVICE AVAILABLE - Next day service. Drop off & pieces will be available by 9 a.m. the next day. No photos or previous laminated items will be laminated. Lowell Litho, 105 N. Broadway, Lowell.

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LAWN & GARDEN - Rototilling for gardens & lawns, mowing, fertilizing & general lawn care. Serving NE Grand Rapids, Ada & Lowell area. Call Aaron for free estimate 616-328-9558.

TANK FULL? CALL FULLER! - Cleaning residential septic tanks. Over 40 years of great service. Owned & operated by Stoneybrook Sanitation. Call 24/7, 897-3050 for an appointment.

WA N T E D C O N C R E T E WORK - pole barns, sidewalks, driveways etc. Over 25 years experience. Call Bob 616-984-7016.

ROOFS, BASEMENTS, DECKS, ADDITIONS - Kitchen, baths & garages. Storm damage & insurance work. Licensed & insured. Call 616902-5101.

BECOME A FAN OF THE LOWELL LEDGER ON FACEBOOK - Go to www. thelowellledger.com, scroll down & click on the Facebook icon. APPLIANCES, MOWERS, FENCING - grills & any unwanted metals. Free pickup. Spring cleaning available, will discount for any unwanted metals. Jeff, 616-589-2130. B O N N I E ʼ S C R E AT I V E CAKES - for all your special occasions. 897-4363. JIMʼS FLOOR COVERING INSTALLATION - 27 years. Carpet, vinyl & laminate. 8970737 or 560-8515, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Leave message. OLD PHOTO RESTORATION - Funerals, birthdays, history, keepsakes. All types of damage, reasonable rates. You get the CD. Local, 8978779. UPHOLSTERY - Furniture, RV cushions, boat seats, dinette chairs, 50 years exp. Low prices, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Richard Kuyt Sr. 531-3309.

DAYCARE - has FT openings. Located on Trent St. just behind the Lowell Meijer. Sibling discounts. Sorry no openings for babies at this time. 616889-8384. DRIVERʼS LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED? - Donʼt get sucked into $100-$300 evaluation fees...I NEVER charge for your record evaluation & consultation! Driverʼs license RESTORATION: $2500 incl. all filing fees AND FREE consultation & evaluation of your case. Have a question? Call Attorney Martin Mead (616) 235-0330. CARPET INSTALLATION - Residential & commercial, patches, restretch. Free estimates. Call Kevin at 616813-4299. DAYCARE NOW ENROLLING - full & part-time. Call Amy 516-1565. COPIES COPIES COPIES - Color & black & white copiers! Excellent quality! Stop by our office, Lowell Litho, 105 N. Broadway.

JUST THE FAX PLEASE - We send or receive a fax for you! Great Rate - $1 for the first page & 50¢ for each additional page. Buyers Guide, 105 N. Broadway, 897-9555. C A R P E N T E R WA N T S JOBS, JOBS, JOBS - New homes, remodeling, additions, roofing, siding, decks, kitchens, baths, plans drawn. Licensed since 1967. References. Mel Cooke, 676-9239. No Sunday calls please.

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HANDY REPAIR SERVICE All kinds of service work: locks rekeyed, deadbolts installed, screen & window repair. Call Bob Ford, 299-3198.

PAINT BARNS AND METAL ROOFS - Ruerink Roof Maintenance, Dick, Jim & Bob. Call 269-795-7730 or 269-7952337. Middleville.

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CLOTH DIAPER 101 CLASS - at Ellaʼs, Thursday, July 7 at 5:30. Class is free, but please register 616-881-2310. Participants who pre-register will be entered to win a gift certificate to Everythingbirth. com!

Hank Mowery and the Hawktones raced onto the local and regional blues scene in the early 90’s. This formidable blues outfit weaves together a show laced with old school sensibilities and modern day energy. Chicago Standards, Texas Shuffles or West Coast Swing, you will know it is The Hawktones and you will like what you hear. Rounding out the newly updated Hawktones is Troy Amaro on guitar, considered one of the finest blues performers in the Midwest; Chris Bracey on Drums who has backed greats such as Kim Wilson; Chris Corey on Piano who has toured the U.S. & Europe with many bands in his 25 plus years of performing; and Junior Valentine on Bass, a staple of the Midwest Blues scene.

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Business Services AUTO DETAILING - by Professional Car Appearance LLC. Multi years experience. Competitive rates. References available. Call Eric at 616-706-4421. SHIP YOUR UPS PACKAGES WITH US & SAVE!! - Call us for a price comparison. We will need: weight, zip code & dimensions of the box. No Hazardous materials or firearms accepted at the is location. Daily UPS pickup at 3 p.m. Lowell Ledger, 105 N. Broadway, 897-9261. C & S DRYWALL - Over 20 years experience. Complete drywall service, licensed & insured, free estimates. Call 868-6140. TOUCH OF CLASSIC LIMOS - $170 for 2 hours. Text or call 616-902-3236. WORK WANTED - General carpentry, remodeling, repairs, windows, doors, decks, roofing, siding, painting, kitchens, baths. Licensed & insured. Hullʼs Construction, 800-731-7148, 897-7792 or 616-841-1876. NEWSPAPER END ROLLS AVAILABLE AT THE BUYERS GUIDE - Many uses, table cover, art projects, packaging, etc. $3-$5 each. Stop by & grab one today! 105 N. Broadway.

WOOD GASIFICATION Boilers use half the wood as our competitors. 85% plus efficiency. Boilers in stock. www.woodboilers.com, 616893-2264 Nate Kinsman or 616-292-8801 Derrick Borup. RITESIDE FENCE - “Let us help you end up on the right side of the fence.” Riteside fence is a full service fence company offering professional installation & do-it-yourself products. We offer vinyl fence, wood fence, chain link agricultural fence, aluminum & iron fence. Licensed & insured. Visit: www.ritesidefence.com Call: 616-446-1033. CUSTOM CABINETRY Handcrafted, solid wood kitchens, baths, entertainment centers, etc. at pre-built prices. Personal Choice Cabinetry, 897-1130. POWER WASHING SERVICES - Decks, walkways, houses, small buildings & RVʼs. Also deck staining available. Free estimates, references. Call Jeff at 676-2525. SCREENED BLACK DIRT - fill dirt, gravel & dozer services. Buy the dirt the landscapers use. Pick up or delivery. Cobb Excavating & Landscaping 676-9922. CHAIR CANING - Flat reed seat weaving. Karin Eldredge, 897-6315.

HOTWATERDR - HotwaterDr Pool & Spa Service. Every make and model. Pool opening specials! Call 616-874-3385 or visit hotwaterdr.com

JIM SOLOMONSON DRYWALL - Hang & finish, textures & repairs. New homes, remodels, basements. Free estimates. 616-527-1858 eves. or 616-498-4539.

NEED A DUMPSTER? 14 to 20 yards available. Garage, attic, household cleanup, roofing, trash, junk etc. Dependable service & affordable prices. Mention this ad & receive 10% off. Call for free estimates. Contact Doug 616-295-6640.

TAXES, PAYROLL, QUICKBOOKS, & ACCOUNTING SERVICE - by certified Quickbooks advisor. Call Kathy 897-6351.

AQUATIC PLANTS - Our Lotus & Water Lilies are ready! Also Koi & Goldfish, pumps, filters & pond supplies. APOLS WATER GARDENS, 9340 Kalamazoo, Caledonia, MI 616-698-1030 M-F 9-5:30, Sat 9-2. ROOF CLEANING - Are you tired of looking at those stains on your roof? Call Mel Cooke at 676-9239. YOGA CLASSES - Balance, Flexibility, Strength! Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m & Fridays 8 a.m. $6 walk-in at 901 W. Main, Lowell. 616-893-5661.www. hammocklearning.com RISNER ROOFING - serving you since 1961. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. New & reroofs. Ice & snow removal. Call Steve, 868-6015 or Terry, 897-7968.

GOMELINDA IS WISHING YOUR A VERY SAFE & HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! - Go Melinda! She does it again! More happy buyers & sellers! If you are thinking about making a move in the next 6 months, do yourself a favor & call Melinda! She will be sure to take really good care of you! Call Melinda Robison at 616-648-0151 or visit www. GoMelinda.com Five Star Real Estate, 791-1500. TRASH REMOVAL today! - We remove garbage, brush, appliances, building materials, etc. Also trash removal trailers for rent. Free estimates. Fast service. 616-527-2798. ELECTRICIAN - retired electrician doing small jobs. Reasonable rates, discounts for seniors. Call 616-4016547.

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At a recent meeting of the Lowell Athletic Boosters, the Boys’ Golf, Girls’ Tennis and Girls’ Soccer teams requested funds for indoor practice times due to the rainy spring we experienced this year. After careful consideration, a unanimous vote to fund this request was approved by the Boosters’ membership.

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As both the incoming president of the Boosters and the past president, we wanted to share the previous excerpt from our last meeting to illustrate the importance of our role in funding varsity and club sport teams here in Lowell. This request and others are considered at our monthly meetings.This funding is made possible by concessions sales held at the many sporting events. Let us share a few facts about the Lowell Athlete Boosters.  We are an independent organization run by volunteers with the sole purpose of enhancing the athletic programs at Lowell High School. Every varsity and club sport team has representation and an equal vote on the Boosters. The Boosters is not connected with any other organization or any one particular sporting team, rather we support ALL athletes at Lowell High School.  

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Aside from funding indoor practice times, the Boosters have supported other teams request over the past three years.The following is a partial list:

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Lane fees for both boys and girls bowling Spring vault and mats for the gymnastics team Mats for the cheerleading squads Stall fees and shavings for the equestrian team Video camera for the boy’s basketball teams Indoor pitching mounds for the baseball team Leaf blower to dry the courts for boys’ tennis Mats and table clocks for the wrestling team Boats and rowing equipment for crew Indoor practice time for tennis, golf and soccer

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Headsets for football Stipends for every sport Camera and software for softball Pole vault pit for track Ice time for hockey Swing trainers for boy’s golf Conference fees for the ski team Field rental and balls for lacrosse

In addition, the Boosters have provided funds for school and community programs:

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Not only are the Boosters governed by volunteers, we depend on volunteers to work concessions at all the sporting events.  On behalf of the Boosters, we thank each volunteer for the time and service you have so generously devoted to our student athletes. Finally, I would like to thank the Lowell Community in advance for your continued support of the Lowell Athletic Boosters.  Though we have experienced a setback, it only strengthens our resolve.  As  life-long residents, we know firsthand that Lowell is an amazing community.  We are confident we will band together and, in the end, be a stronger organization.   Regards, Doris Drain, Booster President

Beth Stevens, Incoming -Athletic Boosters President

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Sales BAG SALE - Hundreds of items to choose from. Fill a bag for just $10. Kidsʼ clothes, shoes, toys, maternity, teen & more. Fri., July 8, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. & Sat., July 9, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Giggles & Gumdrops, 217 W Main St., Lowell. 616307-7340. COMMUNITYWIDE SALES IN KEY HEIGHTS - Variety of items. Thurs., Fri., Sat., July 7, 8 & 9, 11335 E. Fulton, Lowell. Just 1 mile west of Meijer on M-21. A GARAGE SALE YOU CANʼT AFFORD TO MISS - Clothes - girls newborn to 8, boys newborn to 4T, mens, womens plus size, maternity plus size, entertainment center, 2 oak glass top end tables, exercise equipment, kids toys, baby toys, car seats, high chair, strollers, John Deere motorized gator, mini chopper motorcycle. Fri., July 8, 9-4 p.m. & Sat., July 9, 9-1 p.m. 1591 S. Marble, Lowell.

GARAGE SALE - July 6, 7 & 8, Wed.-Fri., 9-5 p.m. Downsizing, most items 50 cents. Games, stuffed animals, beanies, music, movies, dishes, silverware, vases, books, student desk, trombone, floral arrangement, fabric, popcorn machine, clothes & more. 913 N. Marble Rd. 1 1/2 miles north of Potters Rd. BIG SALE - July 8, 9-7 p.m. & July 9, 9-1 p.m. Couches, dressers, desks, TVs, beds, washer & dryer, boys quality clothing, 14, 16, 18 & 28, 30 & 32, womenʼs 4,6 & M. 2800 Fallasburg Park Dr., Lowell. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE - July 8, 9 & 10, 9202 Clarksville Rd., Clarksville.

Miscellaneous AT T E N T I O N B U Y E R S GUIDE READERS - If you are having problems getting your Buyers Guide delivered to your home or business, please contact our office at 897-9555 or email your address, phone # & cross streets to classifieds@lowell buyersguide.com.

LAKE ODESSA LIVESTOCK AUCTION - Call 616-3748213. Sale every Tuesday, 12 noon. Horse sale: 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. Trucking available to and from market. Ron Thelen, 616-4372807. DANCING ON THE RIVERFRONT LOWELL - Every Sunday - Country night, 5-7 p.m. Theme nights on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. - July 6 theme is Beach Party. Donations accepted. For more info contact softonthefeet entertainment@yahoo.com LOWELL ABANDON VEHICLE AUCTION - July 18, 2 p.m. 1997 Buick, Vin #1G4HP52K6VH607034; 1995 Ford, Vin #1FTCR10A3SUB93032. Call 616-446-5909 for info.

South Lowell continues Food Fight lead The third quarter ended Thursday in the Flat River Outreach Ministries annual Food Fight campaign. The South Lowell team led the North Lowell team, 12,339 to 11,328 in the collection of non-perishable food items to benefit the Food Pantry. “The South team just keeps bringing it in,” said Kraig Haybarker, FROM board member. “It seems that every time the North has a good collection day, the South team has a better one.”

The friendly competition is in its third year, which divides the entire Lowell community into two large teams of residents and businesses. The boundary between the teams is Main St./M-21. “Itʼs the fourth quarter, time to kick it in,” said Mike Sprenger, of Springrove Variety. “Letʼs go North!” The 2010 Food Fight ended with the South winning 8,360 to 8,023. The 2011 Food Fight began on June 1 and ends at

the conclusion of the “FROM the Heart Riverwalk Food Fight Parade” on Saturday, July 9. Food collection barrels will line the parade route, red barrels for the North and white barrels for the South. North and South team fans can make their final donations for their team of choice and the winning team will be announced at the 7:00 PM concert, that evening. More information and pictures can be found atwww.FROMfoodfight.org

COMING EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD Young children love to count! Explore new cultures with stories, songs & crafts that celebrate counting around the world. Mon., June 20, 10:30 a.m. at the Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield, Alto. For more information: 616784-2007. www.kdl.org

MARIMBAMANIA! - Unique program of music from around the world. Musical selections are heard on marimbas & xylophones. Audiences sing, dance & clap along. Tues., June 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe St., Lowell. For more information: 616784-2007. www.kdl.org

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For a nominal fee, your name or logo will be run with a picture of a pet to acknowledge the support you’re providing to help these animals. If you would like to support this cause, please contact Lowell Buyers Guide at (616)897-9555 and if you would like to adopt a pet please contact Kent County Animal Shelter at (616)632-7300

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SOMETHING SMALL CAN DO BIG THINGS - Participatory folktales from 3 countries. They are The Lion and the Mouse (Greece), The Turnip (Russia) and The Goat and the Chilies (Mexico) & they center around a single theme - “Something Small Can Do Big Things.” Tues., June 21, 2 p.m. at the Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe St., Lowell. For more information: 616-784-2007. www.kdl.org

TRI RIVER MUSEUM GROUP - meets at 10 a.m. on Tues., June 21 at the Flat River Museum in Greenville. TRAVELOGUE - Thurs., June 30 at 9:30 a.m. Music and Scenes of America. Ionia Theatre. ADA FARMERSʼ MARKET - Tuesdays, noon until 6 p.m. June 21 through September 27 at The Community church, 7239 Thornapple River Dr., Ada. www.adafarmersmarket.com

ADAM MELLEMA, STORYTELLER - Travel the world with the delightfully zany Adam Mellema! Listeners will spin the globe & select a country, spurring Adam into a command performance from that particular place. With 194 world countries...could Adam really have that many stories prepared? Thurs., June 30, 1:30 p.m. at the Alto Branch Library, 6071 Linfield, Alto. For more information: 616784-2007. www.kdl.org STEAM PUNK JUNQUE -Teens - create edgy, indie jewelry w/materials from the hardware store. Make a keychain, necklace, bracelet or earrings from unexpected materials. Wed., June 29, 2 p.m. at the Englehardt Branch Library, 200 N. Monroe St., Lowell. For more information: 616-784-2007. www.kdl.org THUNDER FLOOR CLOGGERS - Bob & Lynda Warner, June 23 at 1 p.m. elementary school pavilion (if rain the Clarksville Village Hall). Everyone welcome to attend. Brought to you Clarksville Area Library, 616-693-1001.

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TSA disrobes 95-year-old local woman, causes nationwide stir . Her own feelings echoed a widespread opposition to TSAʼs approach. "They need to change their rules in how they deal with people in wheelchairs,"

she said of the federal agency. "If you canʼt seem to use common sense with your policy, maybe you should change your policy." Scobey said Reppert

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took the TSA incident in stride, probably partially because of her nursing experience as the former director of nursing at Thornapple Manor. Reppert is continuing her leukemia treatments and regaining strength back after the trip. "We feel like weʼre in a good spot there," Scobey said, in regard to her auntʼs health. Since returning to Hastings, Reppert has visited Big Boy, where Scobey said she is a "frequent flyer," and she was welcomed by the manager and several waitresses. Next, she hopes to visit the cafeteria at Pennock Hospital to see more old friends. Scobey said her aunt has a way of turning something negative into a positive experience. "She was tickled pink to see herself on television,"

Scobey said. Scobey and others, however, hope this incident will be a catalyst for change in TSA policy. U.S. Congressman Justin Amash referred to the incident at Monday nightʼs Lincoln Day Dinner in Hastings. "These are the kinds of violations which I think are completely improper, inappropriate," Amash said. "Itʼs completely inappropriate and itʼs something I am going to be fighting against, the type of TSA screenings where you have to choose either a fullbody scan, where they see you naked, or you have to be assaulted. Iʼm not going to stand for it." Reppertʼs story has been told across the United States, including on NBC and National Review Online.

The Committee for the Sandy Brown Benefit would like to thank all of you for your generous support! With your help we were able to raise a substantial amount of money for Sandy and her girls. Larkin’s Restaurant, 5 Days Old, The Tradesmen, Fry Daddy’s and Nancy Stroosnyder, Alto American Legion, Brenda Traez, Scott and Teresa Shotwell, Terri Gless, Shirley Fredrick, Rhonda Carey and Family, The Petersen Boys and Friends, Terry Able, Barb Cook, Danielle Haller, Pauly’s, Lowell Lanes, Family Video, Lakeside Store, B&B, Gordon Foods, Westside Distributing, Sysco, Capital Nails, J.Y. Distributing, McDonalds, Kent Beverage, Backwater, Candlestone Golf, Quick Lube, Hunan Gardens, Tractor Supply, Walgreens, Keiser’s, Quail Ridge, Ada Lowell 5, Hong Kong Buffet, Skin Solutions, Mynt Fusion, Jet’s Pizza, Arby’s, Great Clips, Ronda Tire, Daisy Floral, Arrowhead Golf, Lowell Floral.

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by Casey Cheney Hastingsʼ native Lena Reppert garnered national fame the hard way, as the most recent victim, sparking controversy over Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy. TSA detained and disrobed the 95-year-old who was flying from Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. to Hastings. Reppert suffers from leukemia and was returning to Michigan to be with friends and family. "We were on the other end of the incident," said Reppertʼs niece, Ellen Scobey of Hastings, who got a disturbing phone call from Reppertʼs daughter, Jean Weber, after Reppert boarded a plane in Florida. TSA officials said they detected something suspicious in Reppertʼs clothing and escorted her to a private room where they had her remove an adult diaper. Though TSA now denies this, Scobey maintained that her aunt was required to remove her clothing. "That is not true," she said of TSAʼs denial, adding, "[Reppert] commented about how they had put their hands down her pants." TSA agents then, "kind of held [Weber] up, which made her even more upset," Scobey said. "[Weber] was not able to accompany her to the gate. She wasnʼt sure how her mom was." While she knew the potential concern that someone may have taken advantage of an elderly woman, Scobey said TSA went too far. "I understood the whole safety thing," she said. "[But] Jean had been with her. Nobody could have approached her.” "She couldnʼt understand why they would think she had a bomb. My aunt would not hurt a fly. She would never say a negative thing about a person. I donʼt understand — itʼs a small airport," Scobey said.

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PUPPIES, KITTENS, FERRETS - birds, reptiles, small animals, tropical fish. Full line of supplies. Anneʼs Pet Shop, Greenville. 616754-6708. MERNADO WOODS - Wooded lots with .34 to .50 acres, priced at $5,900 - $9,900. Saranac Schools. Easy access to I-96 for commuting. Call Jackie Rinks, Midwest Properties of MI, 616-485-4013 ROLL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT LOWELL LITHO - Single & double rolls, variety of colors. Single roll, $5 ea. + tax & double rolls $7.50 + tax ea. Lowell Litho, 105 N. Broadway, Lowell. Ph. 897-9261. LATEX MATTRESS - Sleeps cool. Relieves “back pain.” Best price in Michigan. Queen $499, king $699 & up. Can deliver. Not used. 616-682-4767 or 293-5188. SCRATCH PADS OF PAPER - $1.50 per lb. Stop by Buyers Guide, 105 N. Broadway, Lowell. \JOHNNY STEWART GAME CALLER - w/23 cassettes, $100 obo; action ear amplified hearing muffs; 300,000 candle power spot light; 4 mode birddog beeper collar. Best offer. 616-902-2768, Ionia.

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MATTRESS SETS - All new. Twin $125, full $149, queen $159, king $199 up; pillowtop sets, $175 up; bunkbeds, $199 up. Can deliver. 616-682-4767 or 293-5188.

BIG PINE ISLAND - 2 bedroom, 12 x 60 Resort trailer. Asking $7,500. Call 989-3826053.

FOR SALE - Green hardwood top, $25 a pickup load, you cut & haul. 897-1083 or 616902-0923.

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2006 FIFTH WHEEL - Sunnybrook Ultra Light w/1 large pushout in excellent condition. Asking $13,900. Call 616902-2129. NEWSPAPER END ROLLS AVAILABLE AT THE BUYERS GUIDE - Many uses, table cover, art projects, packaging, etc. $3-$5 each. Stop by & grab one today! 105 N. Broadway.

Help Wanted COMMERCIAL CLEANING POSITION - Janitorial position available in the Ada area. Part-time, Tuesday 3.5 hours, Friday 7.5 hours. Start time after 5 p.m. Reliable transportation & valid drivers license required. We offer competitive wages. Stop in soon & fill out an application: Metropolitan Building Maintenance, 868 Barnum SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49509. NOW HIRING - and training for career positions with West Michigan's leading real estate company. Call Rick Seese, Greenridge Realty, Inc. for a confidential interview. 616437-2576 or 616-974-4250. LOOKING FOR - Grand Rapids Press carriers. Need reliable transportation. In Ada & Lowell area. Please call John Herdegen, 222-5426. ANNUAL CAREGIVERS Large kennel of small dogs. a.m. or p.m. Required to pass drug test, Alto area. 616-4370342.

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OCCASSIONAL DRIVER WANTED - to chiropractor in Grandville, will pay $32. Call Linda at 897-9202.

Wanted SANDY C. HAS BEEN ACCEPTED - to receive a Paws For A Cause service dog. Please donate items for fundraising garage sale. Contact Sandy, 616-868-6019 or sandyc129@gmail.com. QUICK CASH - Buying autos for salvage yard. Buy, sell, trade used parts & tires, batteries, radiators. 616-292-7649 or 897-7749.

Card of Thanks THANK YOU I would like to thank all my friends and family who came to my surprise retirement party. Thank you for all the cards & gifts. It was a wonderful surprise. Thanks, Bob Adrianse

Free PLEASE NOTE - All ads placed in this category must be prepaid. FREE FIREWOOD - Several dead trees to be cut. Can have for firewood. 897-6832.

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in the background of people who become actively involved in conservation efforts,” he said. Oddly enough, the concern about the growing gap between youngsters and the outdoors is not new. Almost a century ago – well before video games and social networking – a number of outdoor enthusiasts, including Luther Burbank and John Muir, touted the importance of the outdoors to children and adults alike. As Walt Whitman put it: “Now I see the secret of the

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waterfowl. Ten of the parks boast interpretive sites (including eight with central visitor centers) that offer educational programs and organized activities suitable for even the most inexperienced outdoors person. Maia Stephens, a recreation programmer with the DNR, said many of the parks that donʼt have interpretive sites or visitor No child left inside cont'd., pg. 16

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Already, educators and conservationists throughout the state are showing that theyʼre thinking outside the box when it comes to promoting the outdoors. An elementary school near Milford recently changed its annual field day from a track-and-field style event to activities including casting and canoeing. A local outdoor club in Fenton now uses social media to plan weekly outdoor trips. Pre-school teachers are being taught how to incorporate knowledge of and a love for the outdoors into instructional time for their young charges. The DNR hopes this is the summer that people who have been disconnected from the outdoors will become reacquainted with all that Michiganʼs natural resources have to offer. For information on recommended No Child Left Inside activities, visit www.michigan.gov/ nochildleftinside.

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Bear sightings becoming more common in Southern Michigan Recent black bear sightings in Washtenaw County serve as a reminder to all state residents that black bears are increasingly present in southern Michigan. The Dexter-area bear, first seen at a HuronClinton Metropolitan Park but later photographed on nearby private property, is likely an escapee from a private facility in Jackson County, which has recently confirmed that it is missing a bear. Attempts to capture the bear by the Department of Natural Resources have been unsuccessful so far, but now that it appears it is not a wild animal, it is no longer the DNRʼs responsibility. The DNR will, however, work with the Washtenaw County Sherriff Department in attempting to capture the creature.

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rope around the bear and lower it to the ground. Etter said it was a male, about 150 pounds, and he guessed it to be 2or 3-years-old. Etter and Moran collared the animal, photographed it, and let bystanders photograph it as well. Etter and Moran stayed with the creature past sunset, until it showed

signs of recovery, then departed. “The next day he was seen further up the tree line, so heʼd gotten up and moved,” Etter said. The Saginaw County bear is the southernmost collared bear in Michigan. Other collared bears south of traditional Michigan bear country include a male that was trapped and collared

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Bear sightings, continued Etter said DNR biologists would like to hear of any bears folks see south of M-20. “We attempted to trap a bear in Ionia County in June,” he said. “On two occasions this bear visited a trap but wouldnʼt go inside. We havenʼt heard about him since he was last reported just south of Sheridan. “Thereʼs been a bear that Iʼve received phone calls about the last three years just north of Kalamazoo and there was one in Jackson County a couple of years ago. So we know we have them down here. When they pop up in the spring that far south, we know those are bears that didnʼt just get here. They denned here. “Iʼm really interested to see next year, when we retrieve these collars, what those bears did.” In recent years, bears have been documented in Washtenaw, Ionia and Ingham counties. “There was a bear

sighted just north of Lansing several years ago,” Etter said. “We have photos of tracks from Sleepy Hollow State Park in April. “We had a cub roadkilled in Barry County in 2007,” Etter said. “Weʼd had reports of a bear with two cubs out there that summer. So Iʼm relatively certain weʼve had reproducing bears in southern Michigan and I think we probably have more bears down here than we know.” Although people in northern Michigan have been dealing with bears forever, most southern Michigan residents are naive to their habits. Wildlife officials remind citizens that there is no reason to be alarmed if they see a bear; black bears are typically retiring creatures and are not likely to attack unless provoked. The best way to avoid bear problems is to take small, measured steps to prevent them: • Never feed bears.

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CHIMERA DESIGN

208 E. Main St. 10% OFF Any Reg. Priced Item (call about the Auction!) 897-9480

CITY LOOKS SALONS 10% OFF Products

11901 E. Fulton St. 897-2122

COUSINS HALLMARK/RIVER HOLLOW 223 W. Main St.

25% OFF Any One Full Price Item

897-5000

CURTIS CLEANERS 1410 W. Main St. 15% OFF Regular Price/$5 Max 897-9809 DAISY FLORAL & GIFTS 505 W. Main St. 10% OFF Any $35+ Purchase 897-2588 DEER RUN GOLF 13955 Cascade Rd. SE 2 for 1 18 holes (cart & 2 food items req) 897-8481 DERY PHYSICAL THERAPY 901 W. Main St. GIFT BASKET Drawing (1 item=1 entry) 897-7055 ELLA’S COFFEE & CUISINE 307 E. Main St. $.50 OFF Any Specialty Drink

897-4857

EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS 2401 W. Main St. 10% OFF Your Rental 897-8451 FLAT RIVER COTTAGE 317 E. Main St. WEEKLY In-Store Specials 897-8601 FLAT RIVER GRILL 201 E. Main St. 10% OFF Food Purchase 897-8523 FROM THRIFT SHOP 11535 E. Fulton St. $2 OFF Total Purchases Over $10 897-8260 FRY DADDY’S 608 W. Main St. $1 OFF Any Regular Priced Basket 897-3474 GIGGLES & GUMDROPS 217 W. Main St. 15% OFF Entire Purchase 307-7340 GLASS HOUSE DESIGNS 215 W. Main St. 25% OFF Wed. Night Open Studio Project 987-4527

WEEKLY FOOD FIGHT SPECIALS! July 6 — July 9

Bring in a non-perishable food item and get TEAM COACH SPONSORS DR. JUDD T. CARROLL, D.M.D., P.C. IN HONOR OF THE BOY SCOUTS JAMES & CARLA COON—BIERI AUTO BODY LOWELL CAR WASH—SMEELINK OPTICAL GREENRIDGE REALTY, INC—KATHY CLARK VELDA ROSENBERGER JAMES & MARGARET VANSTEE BILL & DIANE WIELAND—ANONYMOUS (5)

TEAM CAPTAIN SPONSORS Acceptance Financial and Insurance Dean & Jan Bailey—Ball’s Softee Cream Crystal Flash Energy—Dependable LP Gas Bill & Denise Dommer—Koffee Klatsch Roger & Diane LaWarre—Iris Clark Edward Jones Investments/Chris Godbold Firstbank—Steve Fleming Family Halbeisen/LeSage Family—Rick & Jodie Seese Lowell Granite Company—James E. Reagan D.D.S. Noreen K. Myers, Attorney at Law—Optec,Inc. David & Christine Kleinpaste—Dr. John Mogor White’s Bridge Tooling—Wittenbach Grand GMC In Memory of Elliot Bruinekool—Bill & Alice Young Deborah Wilks, State Farm Agent—Anonymous (5)

TEAM TRAINER SPONSORS

Ada/Lowell 5—Addorio Technologies—AIC Insurance Alto Beauty Salon—Mark Allen/Allen Edwin Homes—Alto Marathon Bill & Ardie Barber—Canfield Plumbing & Heating—Nila Smith Drew Condon Insurance—Elite Auto Body—George & Amy Fotis Grand River Orthodontics—Bob & Sally Kline—LA Trim Lowell Family Medical Center—Main Street Inn—Gloria Jackson Modern Photographics—Bob Reagan—Rollaway—Marian Schneider Noon Equipment—Subway Restaurant of Lowell—Doug & Lynn Hiser Doris & Gerald Magle—Dave & Jan Thompson—Anonymous (4)

JOIN THE FOOD FIGHT TEAM! Your monetary donation toward the Food Fight helps our Food Pantry AND is applied toward the scoring for the team of your choice! ($1=1 food item)

Become a Team Coach, Captain or Trainer! Contact Us For Details! Food Fight Hotline: 616-421-0029 Email: foodfight@FROMlowell.org Or donate on-line to the North or South Team at

www.FROMfoodfight.org

GRAND CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP 930 W. Main St. 897-9281 $18.95 Oil Change (Restrictions Apply)

GREAT CLIPS 11675 E. Fulton St. St. $2 OFF Any Regular Priced Haircut 897-9520

HAROLD ZEIGLER FORD 11979 E. Fulton St. 15% OFF Any Service Repair up to $100 897-8431 HEIDI’S FARM STAND 11999 Cascade Rd. SE 25% OFF All Muffins 897-6707 HOOPER PRINTING 2125 Bowes Rd. Buy 250 Business Cards GET 250 FREE

897-6460

ICE CREAM CABOOSE 6300 Alden Nash SE 10% OFF Total Order 868-6602 KEISER’S KITCHEN 700 E. Main St. 10% OFF Summer Salads 897-8455 LACC & LAAC (Begins June 16) Riverwalk Plaza FREE Thursday Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts LARKIN’S RESTAURANT 301 W. Main St. FREE Soda with Meal Purchase 897-5977 LOWELL CAR WASH 1941 W. Main St. FREE Vacuum with Gold Wash 897-0400 LOWELL LEDGER/BUYERS GUIDE 105 N. Broadway

15% OFF Any Pre-paid Ad (w/5 Food Items) 897-9555 MAINLINE COFFEE 11260 E. Fulton St. FREE 12 Oz. Coffee Drive-Thru MODERN PHOTOGRAPHICS

216 W. Main St. Family Photo Session (call for details) 897-5606

FREE MYNT FUSION BISTRO 800 W. Main St. FREE Special Appetizer w/Entree 987-9307 PAULY’S 11250 E. Fulton St. Shop Pauly’s! Go South Team! 897-2669 QUALITY EXPRESS Quick Lube 11729 E. Fulton St.

20% OFF Regular Priced Detail (appt. req.) 897-2700

REDFROG TECHNOLOGIES 1400 W. Main St.

10% OFF

897-5814

ROOKIES SPORTSCARDS Plus 106 W. Main St. 20% OFF Any Board Game or Graphic Novel 897-5650

SHOWBOAT AUTOMOTIVE 1450 W. Main St. FREE Pen or Pencil -Your Choice Go South! 897-9231 SMEELINK OPTICAL 505 W. Main St. RX POLAROID w/Purchase (restrictions apply) 897-0330

SNAP FITNESS 2173 W. Main St. FREE 30 Day Trial or $5 OFF Easy Fit 987-4000 SNEAKER’S BAR & GRILL 211 E. Main St. FREE Soft Beverage w/Meal 897-6746 SPRINGROVE VARIETY 123 W. Main St. 15% OFF Purchases 897-9918 SPRINT OF LOWELL 2050 W. Main St. 20% OFF All Purchases 365– 5760 THREE BROTHERS PIZZA 1004 W. Main St. Cheese Bread $2 or $2 Off Deluxe Pizza

987-4430

TWO SEASONS M-21 Next to McDonald’s 10% OFF Any Flat Drive-Up WALGREEN’S 11980 E. Fulton St. 15% OFF Summer Clothing 897-3160


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