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Vietnam War veterans presented with custom canes By Alex Szwarc Reporter

Five Vietnam War veterans from Tuscola County were honored for their service to America on Monday at the Tuscola County Health Department in Caro. Tuscola County Veterans Affairs Director Mark Zmierski presented the combat veterans with a special cane to commemorate their time in Vietnam. Veterans recognized were Don Green of Cass City, Lloyd Hughes Jr. of Millington, Terry Racette of Vassar, Charles Woods of Kingston and Chris Taylor of Caro. Green and Woods served in the Army, Hughes and Racette in the Marine Corps and Taylor in the Navy. See VETERANS A6



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Tuscola County schools to participate in National School Walkout today By Alex Szwarc Reporter

Schools across America, including here in Tuscola County, are scheduled to participate in the National School Walkout this morning. The nationwide walkout is intended to be both a memorial and protest action. Students and teachers will walk out of their schools to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14. As of Tuesday afternoon, school superintendents from the Cass City, Kingston, Mayville, Millington and Caro school districts told The Advertiser they are open to the possibility of students participating in the walkout. Of the schools previously listed, Caro and Cass City had decided on the logistics of a walkout, including time and place. The walkout at Cass City High School will be at the beginning of the school day from 8:05 a.m. to 8:22 a.m. in the gym. It will be a district-wide event open to staff and students. “We are going to allow our students to walk out,” Cass City Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Hartel said. “They are not going to leave the building, they are just going to the gym for a total of 17 minutes, to honor the victims of the school shootings and every victim of school violence that has happened across the United States.” Hartel says the walkout is not about hot national topics such as

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A walkout at Caro High School is scheduled for today as part of the National School Walkout. The group organizing the event nationally says the event is to honor the lives of 17 people killed in a Florida high-school shooting, and to press for stricter gun control laws.

gun control or arming teachers. “It’s a chance for students if they would like to go for 17 minutes. I don’t know if anybody is going to participate,” he said. At the end of the walkout, all students will be required to head back to class. Hartel said he’s not sure if the walkout will accomplish anything as far as keeping schools safe. “I think it’s a learning lesson for kids to know about the First Amendment and how to use it peacefully and voice your opinion in a manner that is respectful and in an organized manner,” he said. Caro Community Schools Interim Superintendent Bob Smith

expects students at Caro High School and middle school to be a part of the walkout. The plan is to have students walk out and meet outside, near the area between the middle school and high school beginning at 10 a.m., which is when the walkout will commence at most schools that choose to participate. “I don’t think it will be districtwide,” Smith said. “It is final exam time at the high school and middle school. I think the walkout will be between exams. They will do a brief memorial to the victims in Florida. It’s not a political statement.” See WALKOUT A6


By John Schneider Editor

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Tuscola County Veterans Affairs Director Mark Zmierski, with one of the eagle-head canes presented to five Vietnam War veterans on Monday at the Tuscola County Health Department in Caro.


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Caro senior heading to international Brain Bee competition Carson Moen’s brain is probably the same size as that of most other high school seniors. But the amount of knowledge stored in it will be tested this weekend. Moen is heading to the University of Maryland – Baltimore, this weekend to participate in the USA Brain Bee, an international neuroscience competition for high school students.

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Six long guns were removed from the home of a Caro Public Schools eighth-grade student who allegedly made a threat of violence while at school. Tuscola County has seen a rash of alleged threats recently, resulting in felony charges against five Tuscola County high school and junior high students.

Central Michigan University’s Reyna Frost has checked off a lot of boxes this year for the goals that her and her teammates laid out at the beginning of the season, but none were bigger than the Chippewas earning an NCAA Tournament berth for just the fourth time in school history.

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For more than 50 Saginaw Valley State University students, spring break was not a typical vacation. They traveled across the U.S. to volunteer as part of the student-run Alternative Breaks program. Paige Bagnall, of Cass City, was among the student participants. Bagnall worked with Kingdom House, located in St. Louis, Mo. SVSU students assisted in after-school programs, helping children eat healthy meals and focus on their academics.

‘This is the one thing that keeps us awake at night’: Rash of threats hits Tuscola County schools In the wake of horrific school violence, it is common for the number of threats being made against fellow students to rise. And Tuscola County is not immune. Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead, several threats have resulted in criminal charges against multiple youths in Tuscola County. And local law enforcement officials are reaching out to educate students and parents on the consequences of making such a threat. “We’ve had more than our fair share I think, on a per capita basis,” said Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark Reene. “And I can tell you it’s beyond frustrating.” In the last month, four Tuscola County high school or junior high students have been charged in juvenile court under the Michigan threat of terrorism statute, which carries a possible 20-year prison sentence.





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Almer Township When: March 9 – 5:15 a.m. Where: 400 block of Bieble Road Incident: False Alarm • False alarm

When: March 11 – 1:20 p.m. Where: 4500 block of West Caro Road Incident: Inspections/Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection

When: March 10 – 6:20 p.m. Where: 1300 block of East Caro Road Incident: Inspections/Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection

Millington Township When: March 10 – 3:25 p.m. Where: 4000 block of Barnes Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Non-Criminal • Harassment via Facebook

Arbela Township When: March 10 – 11:41 a.m. Where: Birch Run Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Traffic Investigations/Surveys • Traffic hazard – vehicle broke down obstructing intersection

When: March 10 – 6:40 p.m. Where: Willard Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • One vehicle accident

When: March 11 – 1:42 a.m. Where: 10000 block of Baker Road Incident: Assault and Battery/Simple Assault • Assault and battery Dayton Township When: March 10 – 9 p.m. Where: Treasurer Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • Car/deer Elkland Township When: March 9 – 4:20 p.m. Where: 6500 block of East Milligan Road Incident: Inspections/Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection Elmwood Township When: March 9 – 3:23 a.m. Where: Colwood Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • Vehicle in ditch When: March 10 – 6:45 p.m. Where: 4900 block of Colwood Road Incident: Inspections/Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection Fremont Township When: March 10 – 8:28 a.m. Where: 3000 block of Wireline Road Incident: Stalking (Misdemeanor) • Following vehicle to residence Indianfields Township When: March 10 – 1:20 p.m. Where: 900 block of Norma Drive Incident: Miscellaneous – Non-Criminal • Welfare check Juniata Township When: March 9 – 6:20 a.m. Where: 4000 block of West Caro Road Incident: Obstructing Justice • Welfare check – subject had warrant When: March 9 – 6:20 a.m. Where: 4000 block of West Caro Road Incident: Inspections/Investigations – Family Trouble • Welfare check – subject had warrant

When: March 11 – 12:20 p.m. Where: Birch Run Road Incident: Operating Under the Influence of Controlled Substance • Operating under the influence Tuscola Township When: March 9 – 12:16 a.m. Where: Van Cleve Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • One vehicle accident When: March 10 – 11:07 p.m. Where: 7000 block of South Vassar Road Incident: Aggravated/Felonious Assault – Non-Family – Other Weapon • Assault When: March 11 – 7 p.m. Where: 7000 block of South Vassar Road Incident: Obstructing Justice • Warrant arrest Wells Township When: March 10 – 7:32 p.m. Where: East Dayton Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Emergency Medical Service • Assist Emergency Medical Service with patient When: March 11 – 12 a.m. Where: Bevens/Hurds Corner Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • Car/deer Wisner Township When: March 11 – 2:20 p.m. Where: 6400 block of Bay City Forestville Road Incident: Inspections/Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection Fairgrove When: March 10 – 1:23 p.m. Where: 4000 block of South Vassar Road Incident: Assault and Battery/Simple Assault • Domestic assault When: March 11 – 12:40 p.m. Where: 4000 block of Center Street Incident: Trespass (Other) • Trespass – neighbor dug hole on property



Caro senior heading to international Brain Bee neuroscience competition Carson Moen’s brain is probably the same size as Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, addiction, Parkinson’s that of most other high school seniors. But the amount Disease, depression, schizophrenia and epilepsy, as well as brain research, such as neuroimaging, of knowledge stored in it will be tested this weekend. neurogenetics, neuropharmacology and Moen is heading to the University of neuroanatomy, will also be tested. Maryland – Baltimore, this weekend Moen will represent Central Michigan to participate in the USA Brain Bee, an University’s Central Neuroscience Society, international neuroscience competition for one of about 50 neuroscience chapters that high school students. will be at the competition. The winner of According to the university’s website, the the competition will head to the Brain Bee Brain Bee’s purpose is to “motivate young World Championship, held in July in Berlin, men and women to learn about the human brain and inspire them to consider careers in (Photo by Gary Koelzer) Germany. MOEN Moen plans to attend Michigan clinical and basic neuroscience.” Students Technological University in the fall to pursue will be tested on their knowledge of the brain, including intelligence, emotions, consciousness, a degree in biomedical engineering. A donation from vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, pain, movement the Michigan chapter for the Society for Neuroscience and sleep and memory. Brain dysfunction, including will help cover his travel expenses and registration fee.


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Another student, a 17-year-old Cass City senior, was charged in January as an adult under the same statute. Because school shootings have become commonplace around the nation, school officials must treat each threat with the utmost urgency. “This is an area of primary concern to us right now,” Reene said. “This is the one thing that keeps us awake at night. What have you not thought of? What else is there? Is there something you’re not finding out about?” Once school officials and law enforcement catch wind of a student who has made a threat, “There’s absolutely no choice whatsoever than to go through the steps that have to be gone through,” Reene said. “We end up with juveniles being detained in juvenile detention, adults that are 17-years-or-over being arrested, homes being searched, and all kinds of followup investigation being done.” Two of the recent alleged incidents occurred at Caro Public Schools, where an eighth-grade boy and ninth-grade girl were taken into custody after allegedly making threats of violence. “We basically have zero tolerance in this county,” said Caro Police Chief Brian Newcomb. “And ALL YOU CAN EAT if you make a TWO VARIETIES

threat, you’re going to be held accountable and we’re not going to ignore even an allegation of a threat. It has to be taken seriously, you can’t ignore it.” After an alleged threat from the Caro eighthgrader on March 5 was reported, Caro Public Schools Interim Superintendent Bob Smith sent an email to all parents of Caro Public Schools Students. After an investigation, Caro police confiscated six long guns from the home where the boy resides. “I also tried to notify every superintendent in the county to say, ‘From what I’ve learned, I would encourage you to get a police officer there or a prosecutor, someone to talk to your students about choosing their words carefully,’” Smith said. On Wednesday, March 7, Newcomb arrived at Caro High School to speak to students. See THREATS A6


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Covenant Glen, of Frankenmuth, will host its second annual walkathon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association on June 2. Registration for the event is 9 a.m. the day of and the event begins at 10 a.m. Registration fee is $35 and will include a T-shirt with all money going toward the Alzheimer’s Association. The walk begins and ends at Covenant Glen, which will host an entertainment tent and provide gift bags for walkers upon completion. Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring the event can contact Caitlin Burns, at Caitlin.Burns@ Spring forward by restocking emergency preparedness kits Daylight Savings Time began at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, and the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/ EMHSD) is encouraging Michiganders to restock their emergency preparedness kits. All households are encouraged to be self-reliant for at least three days by building a preparedness kit. Using fivegallon buckets or similar containers, assemble a kit with the items you and your family will need during an emergency. Some essential items to include are: • Water, at least three gallons of water per person for 72 hours • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food per person • Medications • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio • Flashlights and extra batteries • Important family documents • Pet supplies (if you have pets) For more information about what to do before, during or after an emergency, go to DNR urging boaters to “spring aboard” for safety classes With spring approaching, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages boaters to avoid the rush and enroll in a safety course prior to the boating season. The reminder coincides with the national “Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course” campaign that runs March 18-24. Boaters born after June 30, 1996, and most personal watercraft operators must have a boater education safety certificate. During the Spring Aboard awareness campaign, some course providers may offer discounts or other incentives for students who enroll in or complete a course. Get more information on boating safety, including who is required to take a safety class, on the DNR website at www.


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SVSU students inspired to serve during Alternative Breaks across the country; Cass City grad among participants By J.J. Boehm, SVSU media relations

Annapolis, Maryland. SVSU students are helping to keep the Chesapeake Bay clean and educate others about the importance of keeping such UNIVERSITY CENTER – For more than 50 Saginaw Valley State natural resources safe. University students, spring break was not a typical vacation. They SVSU’s Alternative Breaks program sends students on community traveled across the U.S. to volunteer as part of engagement-geared trips during both the the student-run Alternative Breaks program. traditional college winter and spring breaks Paige Bagnall, of Cass City, was among each December and March. You can learn more the student participants. Bagnall worked at with Kingdom House, located in St. Louis, Seeing a different portion of the country was Mo. SVSU students assisted in after-school interesting and informative, Bagnall said. programs, helping children eat healthy meals “This trip was a great experience for me,” and focus on their academics. she said. “Before going to St. Louis, I knew “Kingdom House provides a wide variation that there were problems in America regarding of services for those under the poverty line poverty and education gaps, but this trip really or in need,” Bagnall said. “Including having opened my eyes to the root causes of these childcare and preschool at an affordable price, problems and ways to help fix them. providing a thrift store containing clothes “Huge thank you to Natalie and the other and necessities at very affordable prices, and people at Kingdom House who are working to teaching various adult classes for financial make this world better every day!” planning, cooking, and more.” Saginaw Valley State University is a Five teams of students traveled to volunteer comprehensive university with more than for community organizations throughout the 90 programs of study for its more than 8,000 country during SVSU’s spring break, March students. Located on a suburban campus in 5-11. Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU Bagnall is a freshman in SVSU’s Social is committed to a supportive and empowering Work academic program. She graduated from environment for students. Cass City High School in 2017. SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching “My group and I helped out in classrooms and and learning, and community-based research. kept the thrift store and food pantry stocked,” In 2015, SVSU received the Community (Courtesy photo) Bagnall said. “The other part of my trip was Engagement classification from the Carnegie Paige Bagnall, an SVSU freshman and educational classes for my group and me, put 2017 Cass City grad (back left) went to Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, on by a Kingdom House social worker named St. Louis, Mo. last week, during SVSU’s a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of Natalie. She formed sessions that included spring break as part of the university’s U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior activities that allowed us to more thoroughly Alternative Breaks program. Pagnall year, 84 percent of students have engaged understand what people in poverty experience was one of 12 SVSU students who with community employers and agencies in daily and in the long run.” volunteered to help Kingdom House, internships, field placements or some other The complete lineup of SVSU Alternative which offers afterschool services for component of their academic preparation. Breaks programs included the following: SVSU is establishing itself as a leader children and families that live in poverty. • Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, located in STEM education for the Great Lakes in Springfield, Missouri. The organization is Bay Region, partnering with businesses, designed to help children and adults with special needs. SVSU students foundations and school districts to improve students’ performance in are helping with daily activities. math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels. • Appalachian South Folklife Center, located in Pipestem, West Virginia. SVSU students are helping perform housing repairs along with other community service projects. • Arkansas Children’s Hospital, located in Little Rock, Arkansas. SVSU students are assisting with daily activities needed throughout the hospital. • Kingdom House, located in St. Louis, Missouri. SVSU students are assisting in afterschool programs where children eat healthy meals and focus on their academics. • Chesapeake Bay Foundation, located in


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Last month, the Caro and Reese bowling teams each received a donation of $500 from the Frankenmuth/ Vassar Bowling Association. Here, Caro bowling co-coach Myron Jackson accepts a check from Frankenmuth/ Vassar Bowling Association Hall of Famer Harry Gabalis. The Caro bowling team is pictured, front row from left to right: Alyssa Downing, Rachel Zawerucha, Dystani Wark, Katherine McLean and Makalie Orton. Middle row, left to right: Nicole Orton, Shaianna LaPratt, Corinne Schmaltz, Luke Kreger, Baylee Hutchinson, Alexander Vandecar and Nicholas Neumann. Back row, left to right: Chase Delacruz, Colton Severn, Adam Jackson, Cole Keyworth, Kyle Severn and Logan Wark.


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The planning commission approved the permit for Brandon S. Schmitzer after a public hearing that saw words exchanged between commission members and several members of the audience, and where six people walked out during the meeting after two of them were accused of speaking out of turn. Schmitzer, 25, a Frankenmuth High School graduate living in Saginaw County’s Bridgeport Township, told neighbors of the proposed grow facility that the process he’ll use will eliminate marijuana odor next door. “I can give you my word that you can walk up to the actual door where the plants are behind, and take the biggest sniff you can, and not smell a single thing,” Schmitzer said. “Why? Because I’ve proven it. I’ve leased a facility, and I grew under my medical-marijuana cards. I started growing after my mom died of breast cancer. “I didn’t believe in cannabis before this. I believed in alcohol and I drank alcohol. But once I found cannabis and actually researched it and found the medical values of it, my life turned around. Other people’s lives have turned around. My thought process has turned around.” Schmitzer said he plans to grow his plants indoors and organically – without applying pesticides or chemicals – in a 5,000-square-foot facility named “iBotanical.” The grow operation would be located on the north side of West Saginaw Road several hundred yards west of Hess Road. According to a 2016 state law, communities such as Vassar Township can approve local ordinances allowing five types of medical-marijuana businesses: processors, transporters, labs, dispensaries (stores) and growers – such as Schmitzer – of up to 1,500 plants. Schmitzer seeks a license to grow up to 1,000 plants, which would make his grow operation about 14 times larger than the hundreds of medical-marijuana “caregivers” in Tuscola County who can grow up to 72 plants under a 2008 state law. Patrick Tuttle, who said he’s the neighbor living closest to the proposed grow facility, said he’s concerned about security at Schmitzer’s medical-marijuana business, and questioned Schmitzer’s claim that neighbors won’t smell the odor of marijuana. “I have my medical-marijuana card.

I have grown – I don’t know his exact process,” Tuttle told the audience of about 22 people at the public hearing. “But the facility that I grew in, you could smell it two miles down the road, and we were inside a building. We did have ventilation, and like I said there are a lot of different ways to do it, but you could smell ours over a mile down the road.” Tuttle said he chooses not to grow medical marijuana at his residence “for the safety of my family, the safety of my niece, and my 70-year-old mother lives with me.” Tuttle brought up the Sanilac County shoot-out in November of 2017 that left two Flint men – suspected of attempting to rob a medical-marijuana caregiver – dead and saw two other suspects tracked down by police. “That was a medical-marijuana facility,” Tuttle said. Though the 2008 state law permits caregivers to grow marijuana inside their homes, many grow outside their home, concealed behind fences Vassar Township officials referred to as “pens” during Thursday’s public hearing about Schmitzer’s request for a special land-use permit. Vassar Township Supervisor Bruce Foether, however, sees a difference between the scene of the crimes in Sanilac County and the operation proposed by Schmitzer. “That (facility) in Cass City was a (marijuana) pen,” Foether said. “You have 40 pens in this township right now, that we know of. So, you’re talking a pen that is in somebody’s back yard. This is not in (Schmitzer’s) back yard.”

Just the first step There were 478 caregivers in Tuscola County as of late December, but Schmitzer said caregivers don’t need to meet as many requirements as he’ll have to meet and aren’t held to the higher standards required of much larger medicalmarijuana growers such as Schmitzer’s proposed operation. “I have to jump through every hoop imaginable to get this license,” Schmitzer said. “This isn’t the first step. Like it was mentioned in (The Advertiser), I still have to go through the state of Michigan, and there are two phases there. Beyond that, I have to come in front of the township

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once a year. “If I do something wrong, everything I just invested, all the time and money, and so on and so forth – not to mention all the employees I just hired – (is lost).” Planning commission member Erica Aymer figures Schmitzer’s business offers a healthier option for medical-marijuana customers. “As far as bringing these facilities in, I am hoping to get these pens out,” Aymer said. “I mean if you’re using marijuana for medicinal purposes, are you going to go to Joe Blow who’s growing (marijuana) in his house, or are you going to go to a reputable state-of-the-art facility where you know what’s going into it and you know what you’re getting out of it? “And if you are truly using it to treat an illness, wouldn’t you want the best medicine you could get? And that would be (from Schmitzer’s facility).” But John M. Gonda of Tuscola County’s Arbela Township, who said he owns 20 acres of land adjacent to and east of Schmitzer’s nine-acre property, said the proposed marijuana-growing site is “not fit for human habitation.” Gonda said that as a boy, he lived next to what is now Schmitzer’s property, and said that in the late 1940s Eaton foundry, then operating in Vassar, bought the land for a “disposal dump.” “Eaton put up a fence and a locked gate and this dump was not open to the public,” Gonda said. “Solid waste was trucked from the foundry to their private dump and unless someone inspected the trucks en route, no one knows what went from the foundry to the dump. “Back then Eaton was Vassar, and Vassar was Eaton, and nobody messed with Eaton.” Gonda claims “liquid waste” was dumped in a pit with a sand bottom. “There is no doubt in my mind that chemicals in the liquid waste are migrating into the groundwater,” Gonda said. “I know the pit has a sand bottom, because I rode on the bulldozer when the pit was dug.” “I’m not bringing dirt in from the ground,” Schmitzer said. “It’s a (concrete) slab.” Schmitzer said he’ll create a “supersoil” – containing no chemicals and which he’ll also sell – to grow his medical marijuana in beds, and beneath artificial lighting, inside the facility.


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JOANNE MARY BROADWORTH Joanne Mary Broadworth was born January 17, 1947 in Bay City at Mercy Hospital to the late Will Montgomery and Mary (Horst) Montgomery. She grew up in Gilford and graduated from Akron-Fairgrove High School in 1965. On May 6, 1969, she married Ed Maguire in Germany. Together they had two children Duane and Denise. Joanne had a very full and busy life raising her children along with anyone else’s children who came and needed a place to stay or just to hang out and chat. She had many jobs in her life from working as a cook at the Akron-Fairgrove school to doing catering, cake decorating, painting and wallpapering. The job she loved the most was raising her children and doing whatever activity they were involved in, even if it wasn’t what she had planned or wanted to do. After she retired from the school, she married Ed Broadworth and they enjoyed spending their time together, going to the casino or up north camping and fishing. Most of all they loved spending time with their grandchildren. Left to cherish her memories are: brother, James Montgomery; sister, Nancy (Terry) Richardson of Grayling; children: Brent (Caitlin) Maguire of Tennessee, Duane (Erin) Maguire of Fairgrove, Denise Maguire of Unionville, Rebecca Fritz of Unionville, and Cliff (Betsy) of Oklahoma; grandchildren: Autumn Flint, Casey and Bryce MacFarlane, Makayla and Will Maguire, Andrew and Hannah Fritz and Shannon LeMaster, Glenn Broadworth; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Will Montgomery; mother, Mary Montgomery; brother, Robert Montgomery; and sister-inlaw, Shirley Montgomery. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Unionville Moravian Church. EMILIA ROMAIN CASS CITY Emilia Romain of Cass City, age 93, died Friday, March 9, 2018 in Tuscola County Medical Care Facility, Caro. She was born January 23, 1925 in Detroit the fourth of five children to George and Agnes (Malek) Lalko. She married Theodore Martin in Detroit in 1950. He died in 1956. She later married James Romain in 1968. Emilia attended Kingston schools. She worked in various factories during World War II in the Detroit area. Emelia was the custodian of the Cass City Post Office for over 25 years. She enjoyed baking, especially apple pie and homemade bread. Emilia’s green thumb was evident in her beautiful plants and flowers. She was a proud member of the Caro Moose Lodge 1049. Emilia is survived by her children: Theodore “Ted” (Marilynn) Martin of Vassar; Marla (Andrew) Boyle of Bay City; Yvonne (Paul) Becker of Cooks; Lewis (Merry) Martin of Decker; eight grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law: Jane Ann Lalko of Kingston and Julia McPherson of Klamuth Falls, Oregon; She is preceded in death by brothers and sisters: John Lalko, Mike Lalko, Stephanie Sopchick, and Elizabeth Sroka. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. prior to the funeral service held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Rev. Christian Tabares of Our Lady Consolata Parish, St. Pancratius Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Wilmot. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.

Viola E. Duby of Roscommon, age 82, died at home March 6, 2018. Viola was born November 23, 1935 in Bloomfield Township to Leroy and Cora A. (Cornish) Newsome. She married Eugene M. Duby on June 27, 1953 in AuGres. She was a punch press operator at Bopp-Busch Manufacturing in AuGres for over 30 years, retiring in 1998. She lived in AuGres until 2013, moving to Twining for three years and then to Roscommon two years ago. Viola loved getting together with family during the holidays and making Christmas cookies for family and friends. She enjoyed embroidering, fishing, polkas, western and country music, but most of all she loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Cindy (Billy) Petrey of Fyffe, Alabama, Julie (Randy) McDonald of Twining, Lou Ann (Keith) Ganshorn of Lachine, Carolyn (Tim) Near of Roscommon, Rose Wilmot of Raywood, Texas and Marvin Duby of AuGres; 22 grandchildren; 44 greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; daughter, Diana Lynn Duby; grandson, George Schlagel, III; parents; sisters: Violet Armstead and Iola Newsome; and brothers: Frank, Ed, Lloyd and Ray Newsome. Private family services will be held later, and Viola will be buried in Linwood Cemetery, AuGres. Memorials may be made to Arenac County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 36, Omer, MI 48749. Arrangements by Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon. MAIDA IRENE FULLER SEBEWAING Maida Irene Fuller of Sebewaing, age 91, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility in Caro, with her loving family by her side. Maida was born in Elkton on February 3, 1927, to Otto “Art” Ewald and Rosa (Kercher) Ewald. After graduating from high school, she worked as a Teacher’s Aide for 15 years. She married Gerald C. Fuller on January 8, 1949, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Elkton. He preceded her in death on July 24, 2012. Maida was very active with the Gideon’s, was a prayer warrior, taught Sunday School, loved singing in the choir, was the Fairgrove Village Treasurer for many years, and was active with many state and national elections. She and her husband were also very active at Bay Shore Camp and attended their assembly every summer. Maida also enjoyed playing games, watching the Detroit Pistons, U of M Hockey, and the Detroit Tigers. She was an active supporter of Youth for Christ, enjoyed traveling and joking around, and had a special glimmer in her eye. Maida is survived by her children: Dr. Dell (Holly) Fuller of Bozeman, Montana, Ronald (Karlene) Fuller of Coralville, Iowa, Nancy (Gary) Rohlfs of Whitmore Lake, Paul (Debra) Fuller of Gagetown, David (Marcia) Fuller of Belgrade, Montana and Timothy Fuller of Bozeman, Montana; grandchildren: Marcus, Meghan, Alison, Emily, Drew, Christina, Christopher, Jennifer, David, Andrea, Randi, Stefanie, Jacob, Paul, Jonathan and Claudia; and 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing from 3-8 p.m. The funeral service will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Son’s Life Missionary Church in Sebewaing. Visitation will begin at the church at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place Wednesday at 3 p.m., at Riverside Cemetery in Elkton. Memorial donations may be given to Bay Shore Camp, The Gideon’s, Youth for Christ and Son’s Life Missionary Church. Share a memory at

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Smith mentioned the U.S. Supreme Court case from 1969 of Tinker v. Des Moines which defined the constitutional rights of students in U.S. public schools. “There have been a lot of rulings with students having a right to First Amendment expression as long as there is not a substantial disruption of their educational process,” he said. “My hope as an educator would be that students would come back to class and talk about what the next steps are.” As of Monday afternoon, Mayville Community Schools Superintendent Barry Markwart said there wasn’t any specific (File Photo) plans for a walkout. A walkout at Cass City High School is planned for today from 8:05 “We do have a game plan a.m. to 8:22 a.m. in the school gymnasium. The walkout is a district-wide in place, if students were to event open to staff and students and was expected to be a memorial approach us about the walkout,” to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14. Markwart said. One week ago, a student at if they do an impromptu walkout. If there is a group Mayville Middle School asked a teacher about a of them that feels strongly and want to protest or possible walkout to honor the victims of the Florida bring awareness to school violence, we have a plan school shooting, but no official plans were made. in place.” “If students were to walk out today, they would In the event there is a walkout at Kingston, it want to recognize the kids from Florida and what would be held indoors at the high school. they went through,” Markwart said. Millington Community Schools Superintendent The same goes for Kingston Community Schools, Bruce Martin said that, from what he has seen in regard to a plan for a scheduled walkout. on social media, the walkout started as a way to “We haven’t heard anything from our kids as remember the Parkland, Fla. victims, then turned far as them having an interest in participating into raising awareness about school violence and in the walkout,” Kingston Community Schools finally a protest for Congress to take action on gun Superintendent Matt Drake said. “We are prepared control.

“He did a tremendous job, it’s been well-received by students,” Smith said. “It went way over time because of the student interest and questions. He was supposed to be there from 8 to 10 (a.m.) and he was still there at 11 o’clock (a.m.) and had two classes to go.” In addition to the alleged incidents in Caro, additional alleged threats made in the Mayville and Millington school districts resulted in threat of terrorism charges against two additional local youths. Because investigations are ongoing, Reene couldn’t comment on whether the alleged suspects were likely to carry out the threats that they spoke of or posted on social media. But whether the threat is founded or not, a thorough investigation will be conducted on every incident. “When you think about the amount of time, and that’s from a schoolresources standpoint, its law enforcement, there are things that have to be


done and you work your way through it,” Reene said. “At this point (threats of violence) need to stop, we’re doing all we can to get the word out. No comment is funny, nothing’s a joke, and the words can’t be taken away.” In addition to the safety concern, students, or anyone for that matter, should take into consideration the effect that making threats will have on themselves, their friends and their family, Smith said. “I don’t think most of them realize you’re looking at a 20-year sentence,” Smith said. “And you may have to be held (in custody) for 175 days until the trial.” “When people start making comments, how is anyone in a school or involved in law enforcement to know who’s really thinking about taking some steps, versus just talking about it?” Reene said. “So when you make those statements, you set in motion a series of things that most people don’t fully comprehend.”

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“I’m very appreciative of people remembering what all the veterans did during the Vietnam War,” Green said. “It’s nice now that we’re older, to see people thank us for our service instead of disrespecting it.” Green was in Vietnam from January 1968 to August 1969. The head of each cane was carved by a member of the Michigan Wood Carvers Association as part of the Patriot Cane Memorial Project, which since 2004 has provided over 4,000 custom-carved eagle-head canes for Michigan combat veterans. “The Patriot Cane Memorial Project is making sure that we recognize those and it’s through the Michigan Wood Carvers Association that they started doing that quite a few years ago,” Zmierski said. “It’s one of the nicest things and I’m happy to help them (veterans) with the application and make sure they get the cane.” Zmierski stressed the importance of veterans’ stories being recorded, not only as a way of honoring their service, but because “they are histories that need to be told.” “The award of this cane is very humbling for me,”

Vietnam War veteran Don Green, of Cass City, looks over his custom eagle-head cane he was received on Monday at the Tuscola County Health Department in Caro. Green served in Vietnam from January 1968 to August 1969.

Woods said. “We weren’t treated very well for many years when I first got back. Today, on the way over here, we had two people thank me for my service. It’s much different today from when we first got home. The quality of this cane is second to none.” Woods fought in Vietnam for one year, from April 1967 to April 1968. Taylor, who was in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, also said it is nice to be remembered – better late than never. “I think it’s quite an honor,” Taylor said. “It’s nice to see that somebody thinks of us. It has been a number of years coming and I really appreciate it. (Photos by John Cook) It’s especially nice as we get older.” U.S. veterans, from left to right: Jim Atwood, Don Green, Terry Racette, Not only are the canes decorative, they are sturdy and can be used in a Lloyd Hughes Jr., Charles Woods, Chris Taylor and Nick Pink. Green, Racette, Hughes Jr., Woods and Taylor received custom eagle-head helping capacity if needed. Eagle-head canes are presented to canes Monday at the Tuscola County Health Department in Caro. The canes, made by the Michigan Wood Carvers Association, were presented veterans who fall into the following as part of the Patriot Cane Memorial Project. categories: All World War II veterans Included on the shaft of the cane are decals representing who received the World War II Victory Medal, Korean War veterans who served in Korea or those who were prisoners of war, missing in action and adjacent waters and were awarded the Korean Service killed in action from past and present conflicts. “What’s nice about the canes is, they include the Medal, Vietnam War veterans who served in Vietnam or adjacent waters and were awarded the Vietnam Service different awards they received,” Zmierski said. “These Medal or veterans of the War on Terrorism, post 9/11, who canes are absolutely beautiful.” Zmierski said most veterans who have received canes in have been awarded a Purple Heart for injuries. the past often leave them at home, afraid they might forget “I have the utmost respect for our Vietnam veterans,” Zmierski said. “They are a fantastic group who did them somewhere when they go out. He hopes that 100 years from now, the canes are still everything they were told to do, to the best of your ability. being passed down from generation to generation. I salute you for that and thank you for your service.” In addition to the cane, the Michigan Wood Carvers Families have asked him if another cane can be made, and Association presented each veteran with a plaque, that he tells them the canes are limited-edition, and only one included a message that read, in part, “We thank you can be presented per veteran. “All these veterans did their absolute best at everything for your honorable service to your country. A veteran is they were told to do,” Zmierski said. “For that, I honor someone who, at one point in life, wrote a blank check made payable to the U.S. for an amount up to and including you guys and salute you.” Cane presentations in Tuscola County are held their life. You can stand proud among all other veterans who have answered their nations call and for that, we are throughout the year, whenever enough canes are produced for four or five veterans. deeply appreciative.”

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Fake charities make 2018 ‘Dirty Dozen’ list; taxpayers should be alert to scams involving disasters, worthwhile causes www . irs . gov

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against scam groups masquerading as charitable organizations, luring people to make donations to groups or causes that don’t actually qualify for a tax deduction. These ‘fake’ charities attempt to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors, using a charitable reason and a tax deduction as bait for taxpayers. Fake charities are one of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2018 filing season. Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime, but many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns or hire someone to prepare their taxes. Perpetrators of illegal scams can face significant penalties and interest and possible criminal prosecution. To help protect taxpayers, IRS Criminal Investigation works closely with the Department of Justice to shut down scams and prosecute the criminals behind them. The IRS offers these basic tips to

taxpayers making charitable donations: • Be wary of charities with names that are similar to familiar or nationally known organizations. Some phony charities use names or websites that sound or look like those of respected, legitimate organizations. has a search feature, Exempt Organizations Select Check, that allows people to find legitimate, qualified charities to which donations may be tax-deductible. Legitimate charities will provide their Employer Identification Number (EIN), if requested, which can be used to verify their legitimacy through the IRS Select Check. • Don’t give out personal financial information, such as Social Security numbers or passwords, to anyone who solicits a contribution. Scam artists may use this information to steal identities and money from victims. Donors often use credit cards to make donations. Be cautious when disclosing credit card numbers to those seeking a donation. Confirm that those soliciting a donation are calling from a legitimate charity. • Don’t give or send cash. For security and tax record purposes, contribute by check or credit card or another way that provides documentation of the donation. • Consult IRS Publication 526,

Charitable Contributions, available on This free booklet describes the tax rules that apply to making taxdeductible donations. Among other things, it provides complete details on what records to keep to help taxpayers at tax time. Impersonation of charitable organizations Another long-standing type of abuse or fraud involves scams that occur in the wake of significant natural disasters. The IRS encourages taxpayers to donate to recognized charities established to help disaster victims. Following major disasters, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers.



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Scam artists can use a variety of tactics following a disaster. Some scammers operating bogus charities may contact people by telephone or email to solicit money or financial information. They may even directly contact disaster victims and claim to be working for or on behalf of the IRS to help the victims file casualty loss claims and get tax refunds. Remember, fraudsters may attempt to get personal financial information or Social Security numbers that can be used to steal the victims’ identities or financial resources. Bogus websites may solicit funds for disaster victims. Taxpayers can find legitimate and qualified charities with the Select Check search tool on

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Church Directory YOUR GUIDE TO YOUR LOCAL HOUSE OF WORSHIP • • • • • 1543 Van Geisen Rd., Caro, MI 48723



SUN 10:00 AM Van Rides Available

Sunday Services Morning Worship/Children’s Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays CONSTRUCTION ZONE KIDS 6:30 p.m. IMPACT YOUTH Service 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Adult Bible Study - Blessing Center 10:30 a.m. Rev. David D. Dietzel, Pastor

Community of Christ

2081 E. Deckerville Rd., Caro, MI 48723

Pastor Eric Wells 989-992-2322

Pastor Vicki Beebe 3615 Mertz Rd., Mayville, MI 48744 (989) 843-6086 Church school all ages 9:45 A.M. Worship Service 11:00 A.M.

5116 West Center St., Fairgrove 989-693-6564 •

Worship Service Sunday School for all ages

(September through May)


Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Nursery & Classes • 989.652.3535

565 Churchgrove Road

LAMOTTE MISSIONARY CHURCH M-53 and Adams Rd., Marlette Pastor Karl Williams Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. 810-272-0099 •


PROVIDENCE CHURCH 1230 E. Caro Rd. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School after worship For More Information

Call 989-673-2217

Call the church for Youth Activities “Open Hearts-Open Minds-Open Doors”

1809 S. Main St., Fairgrove (989) 693-6322 Rev. Joshua Haller (248) 794-3703

Sunday, Morning Service – 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Morning Bible Class – 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Night Bible Class – 6 p.m.


Contact: 989-872-4055

140 Atwood Street, Caro Ph. 989-673-2346 MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. St. Joseph Church Site 315 W. Ohmer Rd., Mayville Sunday, 8:30 a.m.


989-823-8293 Worship Service & Child Ed. Sunday 10:30 A.M.

Mayville United Methodist Church 989-843-6151

Contemporary Worship - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Blended Worship - 11:00 a.m.

ST. FRANCES X. CABRINI CATHOLIC CHURCH 334 Division St., Vassar • 989-823-2911

Welcomes You!

Masses:Saturdays 4:30 p.m.; Sundays 10:30 a.m.

ST. FRANCES MISSION STORE (Furniture and Household Items) 153 Maple St. • 823-8803 Tues., Wed. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Second Sat. of each month: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran Church



2996 N. Colwood Rd. • Caro, MI Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Children’s Junior Church during worship 503 S. State St., Caro

8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Bible Class & Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages Pastor: Cameron Steele Minister of Family Life: Greg Arnett

ON M-81 in Watrousville 989-673-3434 Rev. Dr. William P. Sanders, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 A.M. (ALL AGES) Worship: 10:30 A.M. Handicapped Accessible Building

First Presbyterian Church of Caro "Church With The Bells"

203 N. Almer, Caro • 989-673-6630 Nicholas Schmelter

Director of Worship and Congregational Life

Bible Study: Coffee Followship: Sunday Service:

Pastor Penny L. Parkin, 989-600-8086

Tuesday 10:00 A.M. Thursday 6:00 P.M. Thursday 10 A.M. 10 A.M.

Church office 989-673-6630 • "Come Celebrate God's Love"

Kingston United Methodist Church

3453 Washington Street Kingston, MI. 48741 Ph. 989-683-2832 Rev. Carol J. Abbott, Pastor Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship - All are welcome “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” “The people of the United Methodist Church”


Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Children's Church 10:15 a.m. Wed. Evening Children’s Program & Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m.


4415 Swaffer Rd., Vassar (1 1/2 miles east of M-15)

WISNER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Evan Oh, Pastor 5375 N. Vassar Rd. • Akron, MI ¼ mile north of M-25 in Wisner Township

Phone: 989-691-5277 Email: Website: Sunday School: 9:30am Worship Service: 10:30am Love God • Love Others • Serve the World




Watrousville United Methodist Church

Tuesday - Youth Group 6-8 P.M. Continuing To Grow In God's Light


Pastor Carole Brown

Rev. Jerzy Dobosz, Parochial Administrator

Pastor Philomena

10 A.M. Worship Service 7 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study

(1/4 miles south of Deford on Kingston Rd.)

(The Wednesday Service is for adults and youth ministries)

St. Christopher Parish

5040 Maple St. Fairgrove 989-693-6043

Location: 1392 N. Kingston Rd.

601 E. Ohmer Road (M24), Mayville |

website: email:

Service Times: Sundays - 10 a.m.; Wednesdays - 7 p.m.

Sunday Worship, 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.

Living Waters Chapel is a non-denominational charismatic church

1946 S. Reese Rd., Reese Worship Services Sunday 8 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. Sunday School 9:15 A.M.; Wednesday 7 P.M Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ed Kloos Ph. (989) 868-3281

Fairgrove Presbyterian Church

Building Relationships by Growing in Christ 250 W. Huron (M-15) at Washington, (On the Hillside) Pastor Douglas Abel Please join us this Sunday worship at 10:00 AM Sunday school begins at 9:00 AM

Penny L. Parkin, Pastor 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

670 GILFORD RD. - CARO PH. (989) 673-2246 Look us up on Facebook! Rev. Dr. Anthony Tomasino, Pastor 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages

First Presbyterian Church of Vassar


Christ Lutheran Church


TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL 9858 North St., Reese, MI 989-868-9901

Wednesday Night Service, 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.


Vassar Seventh-day Adventist Church

3822 W. Saginaw Rd., Vassar, MI

5920 Frankenmuth Road, Vassar, MI 48768 Phone: 989-823-8791 • Pastor, Curt DeWitt

Ph. 989-823-8697

Worship in the Wesleyan Tradition Pastor Jim Mellish

800 State Rd. Vassar, MI 48768 • 989-823-8504

Weekly Services: Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 p.m.

Email: • Sunday, Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Evening Prayer, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Evening Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.

Pastor Mark Seppo


Free Clothing - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Prayer Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Closed when School Closes due to Weather

Saturday Services: Sabbath School - 9:20 a.m. Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

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Vivian Binder of Caro, age 95, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility in Caro. Vivian was born February 1, 1923 in Gaylord, the daughter of the late William and Ruby (Acker) Bennett. She was united in marriage with Lester Binder on August 27, 1949, and he preceded her in death on April 10, 1998. Vivian was known for her feisty personality and mischievous grin. She loved her family and took great pride in her four children’s accomplishments. As a grandmother, she enjoyed laughing with her grandchildren and bragging about them to others. Vivian was masterful in the kitchen and took great pride in cooking favorite dishes for family and friends. In later years, favorite pastimes included weekly trips to Jan’s Beauty Cottage, flipping through catalogs on her porch, and bird watching. Vivian farmed her whole life, growing up in a large family and later side by side with her husband, Lester. Earlier in her life, Vivian worked at both Stanley’s and Trudeau’s Bakeries, as well as Cline’s Machine Shop during World War II. One of her many legacies was teaching her children and grandchildren the meaning of hard work. Vivian is survived by three children, Mark and Nancy Binder of Caro, Peggy Binder of St. Clair Shores, Suzanne Novak and Tom DeMint of Seattle, Washington; daughter-in-law, Lue Binder of Brighton; grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Amanda Binder, Sabrina and Peter Maggio, Shannon and Robert Friess, Melissa and Philip Szcygiel, Molly and Anthony Lucio, Ben Novak; nine great-grandchildren; siblings: Pauline Wallace of Mayville, Orson and Jean Bennett of Lakeland, Florida; sister-in-law, Arlene Bennett of Mount Clemens; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Vivian was preceded in death by one son, Lester “Skip” Binder in 2013; and the remainder of her siblings and their spouses, Eleanor and Glen Tuggle, Lee and Maxine Bennett, Fern Jacobs, Bernice and Leeland Poole, Bonnie Jean and William Siems, Cecil Wallace, Mary and Harold Youmans, and William Bennett. In keeping with Vivian’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Rev. Michele Hile officiating. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made in Vivian’s name to the Tuscola County Medical Care Community or the Translational Science Fund at Michigan State University to continue research on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

Carlton D. Reed, Jr. of Cass City, age 87, died following a short illness Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Medilodge, Cass City. He was born June 19, 1930 in Cass City the first of four boys born to Carl Daniel and Adeline (Middleton) Reed, Sr. He married Rosalie Joan Uhl, August 23, 1952 in Unionville. She died October 23, 2003. Carlton graduated from Cass City High School. He worked at the family business, Reed and Sons Butcher Shop, until about 1977. He worked as Sugar End Foreman for Michigan Sugar Company in Caro until his retirement in 1995. Carlton and his family enjoyed many summers in the Tawas City area, fishing, camping and visiting craft sales. He enjoyed playing dominoes and cards especially Pinochle, Euchre and Pepper. Carlton was a talented woodworker making many craft pieces and craft furniture. He enjoyed watching Westerns on television like “Gunsmoke” and “The Rifleman”. In later years, he would visit David in his garage where he would offer an opinion or two on the wood project David was working on. Carlton is survived by his children: David (Linda) Reed of Deford, Duane (Jeanette) Reed of Washington, Jeffery (Terri) Reed of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; grandchildren: Jeremy Reed, Patrick (Alexandra) Reed, Danielle Reed, Samantha Reed, Brianna Reed, Heather Reed; greatgranddaughter, Evelyn; brothers: Dale (Janet) Reed of Vassar, Charles Reed of Cass City; several nieces and nephews. Carlton will also be remembered by his special friend, Gladys Brigham and her dog, Crooks. He is preceded in death by his young brother, Phillip Reed. Visitation was held from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 12 and noon to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Debra L. Kranz, Funeral Service Celebrant, officiating. Memorials may be made to Rawson Memorial Library. Interment is in Novesta Township Cemetery. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

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Schmitzer said the business will rely on a filtration system to remove contaminants from water. He said a barbed-wire fence will surround the grow operation, which won’t be open to the public and will feature alarm buttons immediately notifying police in the case of an emergency, motion sensors, door alarms, security cameras and a swinging gate admitting only those guests who are given an access code that expires within 12 hours. “Honor Security out of Saginaw is the one that’s tackling this, and this is what they do – they’re professionals,” Schmitzer said. “You don’t go into a bank every day and rob it. You don’t go into a cannabis facility every day and rob it. … “I grow. That’s my profession. I do other things. I’m an entrepreneur. Honor Security? They do security. That’s why I trust them. You guys should, too.” “I don’t trust anybody when it comes to my safety and the safety of my family. I trust myself,” replied Tuttle.

Wrong place for business? Loren T. Gonda of Tuscola County’s Arbela Township – John Gonda’s son – told Schmitzer that he “just bought the wrong piece of property.” “That’s the foundry dump,” Loren Gonda said. “They dumped batteries, and barrels, and paint cans. Windows. Whatever was at Eaton (foundry), went to that place, and they buried it. “It ain’t just iron ore that you’re gonna deal with. And as soon as you start diggin’, don’t be surprised what you find. You ain’t gonna be happy here.” Domonick Ray, who lives near the proposed grow site, told Schmitzer he’s causing more environmental problems by breaking into the ground and disturbing the land. Planning Commission Chairman Robert Reil told the audience that he has walked the nine-acre site where Schmitzer wants to start his business. Reil said he observed building materials, shingles, bathtubs, shower stalls and tires, among other items, dumped on the land. “I just want you to know I have walked (the property), I have


looked at it and I see a lot of issues on there, and they’re not all from the foundry,” Reil said. “(Schmitzer) does comply – he’s got the footage, he’s got his diagrams. How he makes out with (the state Department of Environmental Quality), how he makes out with his water, how he makes out with Tuscola County Building Codes when he does his building, how he makes out with the state – if he even gets a license – this board has nothing to do with it.” Vassar Township officials allowed each speaker at the public hearing three minutes to address the planning commission and audience. A dispute arose when Tuttle, who already had spoken during his allotted three minutes, commented later in the public hearing. “You’ve already spoken – OK?” a planning commission member told Tuttle. “Well, if I can’t speak, I’m leaving,” Tuttle replied. “I (Photo by Tom Gilchrist) thought it was about a township issue. I thought we were Brandon Schmitzer, standing, of Saginaw County’s discussing township concerns. I never said I was against Bridgeport Township, addresses the Vassar Township the guy. I never said I was for the guy. I was asked my Planning Commission on Thursday night about his plan concerns. I thought that that’s what Vassar Township was to grow 1,000 medical-marijuana plants indoors at his new “iBotanical” business planned along West Saginaw about – was about Vassar concerns.” “Sir, you had your public comment session, which was Road west of Hess Road. Listening, from left, are three minutes,” Aymer told Tuttle. “And if you wanted to planning commission members Erica Aymer, Dan Zuzula raise your hand to be called on, you could. Raise your and Devin Foether. hand and let the chairman call on you if we’re able to. audience. “We have 40 pens and it’s called the wild, wild West. Don’t just speak out and interrupt everybody else. There is a There’s so much weed slingin’ around here. Maybe you don’t process here that has to be followed.” see it, but if you’ve got teenagers, your kids are gettin’ some of At that point Tuttle, Domonick Ray and four others walked this pot. … out of the meeting. On the way out, Ray said the planning “And we honestly need some regulation. And God knows commission looked “pretty silly.” Vassar Township needs some work – jobs. Professionals. The 2016 state law allows municipalities, such as Vassar “I mean everything around here is closed down. He’s not the Township, to collect licensing fees from such facilities. There’s enemy. He’s actually going to be part of the solution, because if also a state sales tax, along with an excise tax, imposed on it’s regulated, it’s going to smooth itself out. Just like everything provisioning centers, which are marijuana stores. else. It will eventually smooth itself out. Some of these pens will “I see some aggression going toward these professional start to drop down, because (medical-marijuana customers) are guys (such as Schmitzer), but there’s a problem here,” Vassar going to have some regulated stuff, and it’s going to be so easy Township Zoning Administrator Kendall Woodruff told the for people to get.”


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Leonard Lubaczewski of Caro, age 73, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Great Lakes Rehab in Saginaw. Leonard was born June 8, 1944 in Cass City, the son of the late Casimer and Sophie (Dlugosilska) Lubaczewski. He was a 1962 graduate of Cass City High School and went on to attend Ferris State University. He was united in marriage with Delores May Powell in 1965, and she preceded him in death on November 23, 2006. Leonard was employed with GM Saginaw Parts Plant and Flint Engine for 30 years, retiring in 2000 at the age of 55, an age he referred to as a “pair of nickels.” The day he retired, he took off his watch and said he’d never have to think about what time it was again. He loved to collect tractors, fix things, tinker in his garage, and live off the grid. He was a man of few words who could be found almost every day (weather permitting) sitting on his porch. He enjoyed watching birds and wildlife from his perch, hunting, tinkering, playing cards at the Moose, and occasionally taking a chance on the slot machines at the casino. He is survived by two children and their spouses, Todd and Jade Lubaczewski of The Hague, Netherlands, Carrie and Ted Homewood of Geneva, Illinois; five grandchildren, Jodee, Jay, Owen, Lila and Sophia; one brother and his wife, Casimer, Jr. and Shirley Lubaczewski of Cass City; one sister and her husband, Joan and Jack Hercliff of Cass City; and special friend, Pat Raymond of Mayville. In keeping with Leonard’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro. Private burial will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the National Stroke Association at The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.

Loraine H. McMahon formerly of the Millington and Vassar areas, age 96, passed away early Saturday morning March 10, 2018 at the Hoyt Nursing Home in Saginaw. Loraine was born in Vassar on November 30, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Louis and Charlotte (Ranke) Gohsman. On May 19, 1945, Loraine married George McMahon. George preceded her in death on October 26, 1998. Loraine retired with 25 years of service from the Millington Bank in 1983. She was a member of the St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vassar. In her early years, she was active in the Ladies Guild, she sang with the Musical Mama’s and was a member of the Millington-Arbela Historical Society. Loraine will be remembered for her wonderful pies and hosting holiday family get together. Loraine leaves her family: sister, Donna Carpenter, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, and parents, Loraine is also preceded in death by a sister and brother in-law; Ruth (Elmer) Dietzel, a brother and sister in-law; Marvin (Doris) Gohsman, and a brother in-law Clifford (Skip) Carpenter. Friends may call at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the services begin. Funeral Services for Loraine will be held also on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Hanlin Funeral Home, a private burial will be held at the Watertown Township Cemetery in Fostoria. Pastor James Plocher will deliver the funeral message and closing prayers. If you would like to give a gift in Loraine’s memory, the family has asked you to please consider doing so to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Hanlin Funeral Home has been assisting the family. You’re welcome to express condolences, share a memory, or light a candle at

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MOUNT PLEASANT — Central Michigan University’s Reyna Frost has checked off a lot of boxes this year for the goals that her and her teammates laid out at the beginning of the season, but none were bigger than the Chippewas earning an NCAA Tournament berth for just the fourth time in school history. Not that it needs any more motivation, but CMU will be eyeing its first ever win of an

BURTON — Unionville-Sebewaing Area’s Zach Fritz offered his latest and best evidence yet that double-teaming Isaiah Williamson is a bad idea in the Patriots’ 42-34 Class C boys’ basketball regional semifinal win over Saginaw Nouvel on Monday at Atherton High School. Fritz has been exploiting defenses that double-team Williamson — USA’s leading scorer — all year, and his game-high 20-point contribution was the differencemaker in sending the third-ranked Patriots (24-0) on to tonight’s 6 p.m. regional final against Flint Beecher (16-8). No other USA player scored more than eight points, putting a premium on Fritz’s ability to finish near to the basket that has proven close to automatic when he’s left unchecked. Fritz also pulled down a teamhigh 11 rebounds. “It’s nice to go out and win by 40, but it doesn’t help your team develop sometimes,” said USA coach Mark Gainforth. “We haven’t been in these (close-game) situations.

NCAA tournament game. The Chippewas (28-4, 17-1 MAC ) drew the 11th seed in the Spokane region and will open against No. 6 Louisiana State University (199, 11-5 SEC) at 11 a.m. today in Columbus, Ohio. The game will be televised on ESPN2. “It’s going to be a really cool matchup, and we should have a lot of support,” said Frost. “My family’s really excited to come, because it’s only like four or five hours away for them.


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Reyna Frost takes her turn on the ladder, cutting down the net after Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team captured the MAC tournament title on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.



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Clean slate: Kingston wins 23rd in a row, headed to state quarters By Adam Smith Sports Editor

When Fulton went down and scored the first basket of Saturday’s Class D girls’ basketball regional final game against Kingston, there was a feeling that maybe the heavily favored Cardinals were in for a back-and-forth, 32-minute battle with the Pirates. The Kingston players themselves, however, were far from panicked. “It was a wakeup call for us,” said Kingston’s Carley Smith. To set the record straight, the Cardinals didn’t allow another field goal until the closing seconds of the third quarter, by which point they were well on their way to nailing down a 47-9 win that marked their third regional title in the last four years under seventh-year head coach Jay Green. The regional title was the fourth overall in Kingston school history. “We knew this would be a great challenge tonight,” said Green. “We caught Fulton on a good night for us where nothing seemed to go their way, and we had a lot to do with it. “Our intensity and overall aggressiveness led to a snowball effect (of being able to jump out to a big early lead and maintain

it),” he added. “I still can’t believe the score says 47-9, because those guys are a lot better than that, but Fulton didn’t really have a chance with the way we were playing tonight. Nothing was there for them.” Ranked second in the state by The Associated Press, Kingston improved its unbeaten mark this year to 23-0 to earn its way on to a quarterfinal game against Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes that wrapped up late Tuesday after The Advertiser went to press. Check out Saturday’s edition of The Advertiser for coverage of that game, which was a rematch of the teams’ quarterfinal meeting from 2016. “It’s really good to get back (to the quarterfinals) again,” said Smith. “I have faith in our ability to go all the way.” Kingston had to play over some other minor obstacles that occured during Saturday’s game, including its leading scorer Smith going down hard just over three minutes in while attempting to draw a charge. Though shaken up on the play, Smith went to the locker room for an examination before returning with 1:45 to play in the opening quarter. When she returned, the junior was elated to see that her teammates had kept the Pirates from gaining any momentum in her absence. “If something happens to one of us, there’s someone there to step up and take our place. We’re not going to back down, and we’re going to keep going hard,” said Smith. The physical nature of the game continued to show itself when Lily Lyons later had to look for her eye contact that was knocked out near center court, but it was evident by Kingston’s demeanor throughout that its determination was unbreakable. Staking themselves to an 11-3 lead following the opening eight minutes, the Cardinals began really settling in over the remainder of the first half, which ended with them leading 27-3. In the second half Kingston brought the same brand of intensity, increasing its advantage to 41-5 entering the fourth quarter before shifting focus to clock management as the final minutes ticked away. Camryn MacGuire connected for three 3-pointers on her way to a 13-point game that matched Jillyan Dinsmore for Kingston’s top honors. “Our defense is the biggest key for us,” said MacGuire of Kingston’s biggest strength.

“There’s a huge sense of pride among us for representing our entire community with each additional game we play,” she added. After her initial scare, Smith returned to form on her way to totaling 11 Cardinals’ points. “It’s an honor to play with these girls,” said Kingston freshman Hannah James of what it’s like to win a regional title for the first time. “I worked really hard in the offseason to get to where I am (on varsity). “I was almost in tears after the game for earning my first regional finals’ win. It was awesome.” The game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but postponed to Saturday due to inclement weather.

Kingston’s Carley Smith (5) looks for a putback attempt off an offensive rebound while being defended by Fulton’s Brittany Barrus (20).

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Kingston’s Jillyan Dinsmore, right, drives by a Fulton defender during Saturday’s Class D girls’ basketball regional final. She matched her teammate Camryn MacGuire with a team-high 13 points as the Cardinals remained unbeaten this year, improving to 23-0 with the 47-9 win.

Kingston’s Carley Smith, right, forces a Fulton turnover with some pressure defense.

Kingston’s Hannah James, left, defends against Fulton’s Kylie Slavik.

Kingston’s Hannah James, right, pulls down a rebound over Fulton’s Natalie Prichard.

USA drops regional final to Flint Beecher SANDUSKY — Sarena Rice’s game-high 23 points and 18 scored by Alaysha Buggs led Flint Beecher to a 66-53 Class C girls’ basketball regional final win over UnionvilleSebewaing Area on Saturday. USA (18-7) was competitive the whole way through, trailing 21-16 after the opening quarter but cutting its deficit to 33-30 at halftime. The Buccaneers (18-5) gained some ground in the third quarter to raise their lead to 49-43 entering the fourth, and were able to hold off the Patriots by outscoring them 17-10 the rest

of the way. “Beecher’s here for a reason, because they’re a good team too,” said USA coach Bryce Frahm. “This time of the season, it’s who shows up and plays and does all the little things. “Beecher did that tonight and we didn’t,” he added. “They made more shots, got more rebounds, were more physical and quicker. It’s something for us to learn from and build on moving forward.” Senior Lauren Adam closed out her high

school career leading USA with 18 points, 11 of which came in the first half, while Rylee Zimmer added 11 points, senior Katie Engelhardt scored nine and senior Reigen Ryan scored seven. Said Frahm of Adam’s final high school game, “She just continued doing what she has all year. “I’ll always remember my first senior class, and I told them after the game that they’ve set the bar high for anyone that comes along after them,” he added.

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“Our last game that was this close was a month of the game,” said Gainforth. Although slowed some offensively, Williamson ago against Sanford Meridian,” he added. “Their guard pressure disturbed our offensive efficiency, was still a key piece for USA in all facets of the and when they trap and full-court press it speeds game. He was second for the Patriots in scoring with you up a bit where you can take your frustration eight points, and he also grabbed 10 rebounds with six assists and two blocks. from the offensive end to the defensive end.” In a selfless display, the 6-foot, 6-inch Williamson Nouvel was given a window of opportunity when USA missed the front ends of three consecutive one- routinely found the open man while being hounded and-one trips to the free-throw line followed by a by multiple defenders. Most of the time, it was Fritz. Hunter Bohn and Micah Cramer added six points pair of free-throw misses once the double-bonus each for USA. was activated. Nouvel’s first-quarter scoring all came in its final As good as the Patriots have looked when firing on all cylinders offensively, Monday’s performance minute of play, with Josh Kuligowski hitting a served as a reminder of their true identity as a 3-pointer followed by Michael Ehlman banking in a three from near midcourt at the buzzer. program that prides itself on its defense. Ehlman and Tate Hausbeck scored seven points USA held the Panthers to seven points or less in three of the four quarters and forced 17 turnovers each to lead Nouvel. “There’s a reason they just went to the football to more than account for its intermittent offensive (state) finals,” said Gainforth of the Panthers. “They struggles. USA led 15-6 after the opening quarter and 26- have a competitive edge about them that helps them 12 at halftime in a dominant defensive display. The compete at whatever level they’re at. (Photos by John Cook) USA’s Isaiah Williamson (32) looks to score from near to “We got knocked down, and it wasn’t always 14-point cushion helped absorb some of what was the basket during Monday’s game with Nouvel. an eight-point turnaround heading into the fourth pretty, but we got up off the canvas.” quarter, when Nouvel cut its deficit to 33-27. With both teams locked in defensively over the final eight minutes, the Patriots outpointed the Panthers 9-7 to come out victorious. “We played really well defensively and forced a lot of turnovers,” said Gainforth. “With that being said, they’re not the same kind of offensive team we’ll see in our next game, but style points don’t count. “The guys just have to understand that they’ve got to get up the next day and go to work again,” he added. “We’ve got to regroup, because we’ve got a big challenge ahead of us.” The Panthers had pulled to within 40-34 of the Patriots when, in the final minute of play, an unforced turnover gave USA the ball back and resulted in the final two of Fritz’s points coming at USA’s Zach Fritz, right, uses his body the free-throw line. USA’s Hunter Bohn, right, delivers USA’s Micah Cramer (11) draws contact “I give Fritz a lot of credit. He to shield the aggressive defense of a a pass behind the back of a Nouvel from Nouvel’s Michael Ehlman (12) on persevered through (Nouvel’s second- Nouvel defender while attempting to defender. this shot attempt. half run) and was a monster over the rest finish a layup opportunity.


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“It’s already been a historical season for us, but now we’ve just got to concentrate on one play at a time, do what we’re capable of and we could really cause some problems for LSU,” she added. “I’m really excited to get the chance to pursue more goals that we’ve set for ourselves.” Frost, or “Frosty” as 11th-year CMU coach Sue Guevara affectionately refers to her 6-foot junior forward, was a key contributor to helping deliver top-seeded Central Michigan the Mid-American Conference tournament title with a 96-91 win over Buffalo in Saturday’s championship game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Her three double-doubles (points-rebounds) in as many MAC tournament games raised her season total to 16, and she was named just the third Chippewas’ MAC tournament MVP award winner, averaging 16.3 points and 13.3 rebounds while shooting 22 of 39 from the field and making 11 of 14 free throws. “I played my heart out in those three games,” said Frost of the MAC tournament. “I was really hustling because I didn’t want to go home, and I want to thank my coaches and teammates for helping prepare me for (winning MAC Tournament MVP).” Added Guevara of Frost’s MAC tournament contributions, “The whole world saw what we get to see every game.” Overall this season, Frost — a former Reese High standout who has started each of Central’s 32 games — is third on the team in scoring with her average of 14.1 points that makes her one of five Chippewas averaging double-figure scoring. She leads CMU with 11.8 rebounds per game, has shot 51.5 percent (167 of 324) from the field, 80 percent (78 of 98) at the freethrow line and 32 percent (11 of 34) from behind the three-point line. Additionally,

Frost has compiled 70 assists, 53 steals and 30 blocks this season while maintaining a 3.85 cumulative grade-point average. The list of Frost’s accomplishments goes on and on, with her currently ranking among the nation’s leading rebounders by checking in 12th as a follow-up to last year’s first foray into the ranks of college hoops’ top rebounders. Rounding out the rest of her highlights is the fact that she eclipsed both 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds this season, and was named Second Team All-MAC after receiving Third Team honors last year. “Her goal was to leave CMU as our alltime leading rebounder, and that’s going to happen,” said Guevara. “She keeps possessions alive for us with her offensive rebounding.” CMU was coming off back-to-back MAC West Division regular-season titles after going through a 32-year drought that started in 1985. The Chippewas opened MAC tournament play with a 67-64 win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday and followed that up with a 61-58 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Friday to reach the finals. It’s the second MAC tournament title under Guevara for Central, which last reached the NCAA tournament in 2013 — also as an 11th seed — taking on sixth-seeded Oklahoma in a game the Sooners won 78-73. Central’s other NCAA tournament appearances came in 1983 and 1984. “I can’t say enough about this team,” said Guevara. “They’re prepared, and they make the most out of the opportunities in front of them.” Buffalo received an at-large bid as the 11th seed in the Albany Regional, giving the MAC two NCAA tournament representatives.

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Kingston bows out in boys’ basketall regional semis DECKERVILLE – Kingston (20-4) turned in what was by far its best performance of its three meetings with International Academy of Flint this year, but fell short of a win, 65-62, when a potential game-tying 3-pointer rimmed out as time expired Monday. It was a remarkable turnaround from what was a lopsided second regular-season setback to the Phoenix with an opportunity to earn a share of the North Central Thumb League Stars Division

title hanging in the balance. The Cardinals played to a 16-16 tie after the opening eight minutes, trailed 28-24 at halftime and were faced with a 44-37 deficit going into the fourth quarter. Kingston saved its best quarter of the night for last, outpointing IAF 25-21, but came up just short. “Our team fought so hard tonight,” said Kingston coach Dave Lester. “We overcame numerous double-digit deficits and had a chance to tie the game at the end.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this team,” he added. “They played with so much heart tonight.” Earlier this season Kingston lost to IAF 79-59, and 58-17 at home in the final NCTL contest of the season – when a win would have given the Cardinals a share of the league title. Nathan Cloyd led Kingston with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Evan Neff had 23 points and Austin Ahern had nine points and eight rebounds.

Boys’ basketball district roundup FRIDAY’S GAMES Class B At Frankenmuth: For Millington, the pride that comes with playing for a fifth straight district basketball title will far outlast the feeling of disappointment that was there in the aftermath of Bridgeport’s 72-38 win over the Cardinals. Millington (11-11) had won its previous four district championship games — all in Class C — but came into this season as the smallest Class B school in the state. The cutoff to be considered a Class B school is 406 students, and Millington has an enrollment of 407 this year. Class B schools can have up to 880 students, and with an enrollment of 594, Bridgeport is one of the largest schools the Cardinals faced all season. The Bearcats (23-1) checked in at No. 5 in the final Class B Associated Press state rankings, swept their way through Tri-Valley East play at 12-0 and are winners of 23 straight games. Millington coach Brandon Coleman went into Friday’s game knowing his team was a decided underdog after seeing the Bearcats twice already in conference play, but has learned through his two-year tenure as coach never to underestimate his players. Coleman knew getting off to a good start was critical, but the Cardinals couldn’t match the speed and intensity of Bridgeport in the opening eight minutes, which ended with them trailing 27-5. “They started off like we knew they would, and their speed was a gamechanger in the first half,” said Coleman of Bridgeport. “We anticipated it, but you can’t replicate that type of speed in practice. “They came out with their foot on the gas, and we had trouble putting the ball in the basket,” he added. “We got our open shots that we needed to make, but they just didn’t go down tonight.” The Millington deficit grew to 5219 by halftime and 72-34 entering the fourth as Bridgeport put the game out of reach.

“They’re a good team, and it’ll be interesting to see how they do in the regional round,” said Coleman of the Bearcats, who defeated Ovid-Elsie 82-44 in a Monday regional semifinal in Goodrich and will next face Flint Powers in tonight’s championship. “We’ll be rooting for them. You always want teams from your conference to do well because it makes your conference look even stronger,” he added. “They’re a good group of kids with a few who’ll go on to play in college.” Charles Garrett led the Bearcats with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists while Markele Garrett added 17 points, six rebounds and five assists and SirQuarius Ball finished with 17 points, five rebounds and four steals. Kohlton Sherman led the Cardinals with 12 points, Zac Yorke scored nine and Ethan Brady and Bryce Bearss chipped in six points each. “We wanted our chance to do something special in the district final. We had our chance, and I couldn’t be more proud of our seniors,” said Coleman. “Those kids have been role models who’ve really left their mark on our sports programs. “It’s taken some years to put our basketball program back on the map, with (former Cardinals’) coach (Shane) LeVan and (Dan) Pardee getting our younger groups really interested in basketball, and coach (Chris) Dipzinski’s done a great job with our JV group that should be able to step right in and pick up where we left off,” he added. “I’m looking to keep that rolling for as long as they’ll keep me around.” The Cardinals will lose seven seniors to graduation. “I’m really proud of our seniors and what they’ve accomplished. I told them they’d make a mark on this school, and four (Bryce Bearss, Briar Bearss, Kohlton Sherman and Lukas Selich) of them went on to earn all-state in football, and Lukas has earned all-state in baseball as well,” said Coleman. “There’ll be a lot of pressure next year on Ethan Brady, Zac Yorke and

Brayden Henderson. They’ve really got to step up, because the bulk of our scoring will come from those three,” he added. Class B At Croswell-Lexington: North Branch joined its girls’ basketball team in winning a district title this season, marking the first time in school history that’s been done in the same year. The Broncos (13-8) defeated Almont (15-7) 35-32 for their first district title since 2002. The game was a defensive battle from opening tip on through to the final buzzer, with the Raiders taking a 10-7 lead after the first quarter. North Branch inched ahead for a 1615 halftime advantage, maintained its one-point lead after three quarters, 2625, and held on to outscore Almont 9-7 over the last eight minutes. “What a defensive game,” said North Branch coach Mike Snoblen. “I’m so proud of my men for making great adjustments.” Riley Bugg had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the Broncos while Adam Barrows had seven points and 12 rebounds. “Almont plays great defense, but thankfully Riley Bugg and Nathan Farnsworth made a couple buckets in the fourth to put us over the edge,” said Snoblen. Class D At Kingston: Kingston (20-3) relied on its defense to win a district title, holding Peck (175) to seven points or less in the first, second and fourth quarters of its 4428 victory. The Cardinals jumped out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter, led 22-9 at halftime and 29-21 going into the fourth. A strong finish saw

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Kingston outscore the Pirates 15-7 over the final eight minutes. “We got off to a great start and played our best defensive game of the season,” said Kingston coach Dave Lester. “Our kids have really bought in,” he added. “We are thrilled to win a district championship against a good Peck team.” Nathan Cloyd led Kingston with 14 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists while Hunter James had 11 points and three steals, Evan Neff contributed nine points, five rebounds and three steals and Austin Ahern grabbed nine rebounds. Class C At Dryden: Marlette (11-11) pushed Capac (17-6) to the limit before falling in the district finals 50-49 in overtime. The Red Raiders and Chiefs completed regulation tied at 43, but Capac secured the win by outscoring Marlette 7-6 in OT. Bryce George had 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Red Raiders, who had to overcome a 16-5 deficit after the opening quarter to get back into the game. The Chiefs led 28-18 at halftime, but saw their cushion shrink to just one point entering the fourth at 38-37. Marlette’s 6-5 edge in fourth-quarter scoring forced the extra period of play. Sean Quade added 16 points, four assists and four steals for the Red Raiders.

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JOB OPENING FOR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WORKER The Village of Akron seeks a responsible, hands-on laborer to work in its Public Works Department. This position will directly report to the Village President or designee. DPW performs many functions, including the maintenance of major and local streets, management of the Village water supply, and upkeep of area parks and other publicly-owned facilities. Other duties include snow removal, leaf collection, storm drain maintenance, etc. Position requires a valid MI driver’s license. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, with additional vocational or technical training preferred, along with experience with heavy equipment, and previous experience in public works or related field. Current MDEQ license S-4 & D-4, or the ability to obtain one within one year is required. A valid Class B CDL with airbrake endorsement and satisfactory driving record is required (this position is subject to the MDOT random drug testing program). The pay range for the position is depending upon experience and qualifications. Please send resume and references to the Village of Akron, 4380 Beach Street, PO Box 295, Akron, MI 48701. Or you may email this information to the villageofakron@ Application deadline is March 19, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. JOIN THE MAJESTIC SKY LINK SALES AND MARKETING TEAM in Caro, MI. Work Full or part-time. Flexible hours. Previous sales, marketing or customer service experience a plus. We will train. Qualified candidate should have a

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TUSCOLA COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. has an opening for a full-time Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse II. If interested go to and click on the Employment tab for full details of posting. TUSCOLA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking a qualified person for the position of Secretary – Regional School Health. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of post-secondary secretarial/business training and/or two years of related work experience. Expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point is a must. To view the complete job posting, go to www.tuscolaisd. org. Please submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts and application by March 14, 2018, to: Amanda Astley Tuscola Intermediate School District 1385 Cleaver Road Caro, MI 48723 An Equal Opportunity Employer

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF TUSCOLA PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF HEARING FILE NO.18-000004-NC In the matter of Avalon Emily Menary TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS including: whose address(es) is/are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or affected by the following: TAKE NOTICE: A hearing will be held on April 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Tuscola County Probate/Family Court before Judge Nancy L. Thane Bar No. P38918 for the following purpose: to complete a legal name change from Avalon Emily Menary to Avalon Joanne Menary. 03/12/2018 Rhonda & Sean Menary 2425 N. Colling Rd. Caro, MI 48723 1T68 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF TUSCOLA NOTICE TO CREDITORS

FILE NO. 18-36002-DE Estate of Carol Ann Owen, deceased. Date of birth: 03/26/1936 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Carol Ann Owen, died 11/27/2017. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Susan L. Kennedy, personal representative, or to both the probate court at 440 N. State Street, Caro, MI 48723 and the personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. 03/02/2018 Robert W. Thomas P25402 407 Clay Street P. O. Box 310 Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 664-7555 Susan L. Kennedy 3504 East Vienna Road Clio, MI 48420 (810) 564-8048 1T68 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF TUSCOLA

NOTICE TO CREDITORS FILE NO. 18-36025-DE Estate of Kathleen A. Jackson, Deceased. Date of birth: 03/27/1930 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Kathleen A. Jackson, died 12/21/2017. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Cheryl L. Whitman, Vice President, Chemical Bank, personal representative, or to both the probate court at Court House, 440 N. State Street, Dept. 4, Caro, MI 48723 and the personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. 03/09/2018 Barry B. George (P13922) 240 W. Main St., Ste. 1000 Midland, MI 48640 (989) 631-7626 Cheryl Whitman, Vice President, Chemical Bank P. O. Box 2049 Midland, MI 48641-2049 (989) 839-5303 1T68

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UNIONVILLE SEBEWAING AREA SCHOOLS Advertisement for Request for Proposals MISCELLANEOUS KITCHEN EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT Proposals for the Unionville Sebewaing Area Schools Miscellaneous Kitchen Equipment Replacement project will be received by the Unionville Sebewaing Area School District at the Office of the Superintendent, 2203 Wildner Road, Sebewaing, MI 48759 until Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Any proposal received after the designated closing time will be returned unopened. The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to seek service of a qualified professional supplier to provide new Commercial Kitchen Equipment to the Unionville Sebewaing Area School District for the replacement of miscellaneous kitchen equipment. An original and one (1) copy of the proposal shall be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to Mr. George Rierson, Superintendent and marked Unionville Sebewaing Area Schools Kitchen Equipment Replacement Project. Proposers desiring information for use in preparing proposals may obtain a copy of the RFP Documents from RC Hendrick & Son at, go to the Plan Room link. If there are any questions or concerns you can contact Daniel La Pan with RC Hendrick @ or by cell, 989.598.5035. The School District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive any technicalities or irregularities therein. The district further reserves the right to award the contract to that proposer whose proposal best complies with the project requirements. Proposers may not withdraw their proposal for a period of ninety (90) days for the date set for the opening thereof.

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George Rierson Superintendent Dated: 09 March 2018 VILLAGE OF AKRON NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

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The Village of Akron Council will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed The Tuscola County Medical Care Community is now accepting bids for our lawn care needs. Applicants must possess a license for insecticides, herbicides and must be bonded and insured. Please call or email Kris Singer at (989) 672-0510 or with any questions. You can email bids to the provided email address or send them to: Tuscola County Medical Care Community, 1285 Cleaver Road, Caro, MI 48723.

Village Budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 at the Akron Village Hall on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of hearing. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at 4380 Beach Street, Akron MI 48701 during Village Clerk office hours. The notice is posted in compliance with the PA 267 of 1976 as amended, MCLA 41.72a (2)(3) and Americans with Disabilities Act. James Dickinson, Akron Village President The meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s


Open Meetings Act. Invitation to Bid Village of Fairgrove The Village of Fairgrove is seeking qualified providers to provide Grass/Lawn Services for 2018. Interested parties should contact the village to obtain a bid package for more information. Sealed bids must be received by the village clerk by 2 PM, March 30, 2018. Contact the clerk at PO BOX 227, Fairgrove, MI 48733, 855-250-3894 or

Roadside Mowing INDIANFIELDS TOWNSHIP is seeking bids for approximately thirty-six (36) miles of roadside mowing. A five foot cut with a mowing height of four inches or less is required. Bidders must also submit proof of Liability Insurance with Indianfields Township, as a named insured, with the bid. Bids must be submitted by 3:00 April 27, 2018 to Indianfields Township 1633 Mertz Rd. Caro, MI 48723. Attn: Indianfields Township Clerk.

WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING A Budget Work Group Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Watertown Township Hall 9405 Foster St., Fostoria, MI 989-795-2127 This Proposed Budget will be reviewed and adopted at the regular board meeting to be held April 11, 2018. This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.

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Community Calendar -Editor’s note: Community Calendar listings are available free of charge to non-commercial and non-political businesses and organizations that are not charging a fee for their event. Space is limited to availability. PLEASE NOTE: All Community Calendar listings that advertise a fundraiser containing a cost will be charged a minimal fee for their listing. PUBLIC ACTIVITIES GriefShare, a 14-week program, from 6-8 p.m. at the Caro Baptist Church began Feb. 6 and runs through May 8. Each meeting is designed to be independent of the other meetings. The many tangents of the grieving process will be discussed during the meetings. Visit or call Mike Tharp at 989-673-2175 for more information. Alcohol Use & Abuse Luncheon hosted by McLaren Caro Region will be held on Thursday, March 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the front lobby. Contact 989-672-5795 for more information or to register. Senior Citizen Movies at Rawson Memorial Library, Cass City, will be held on Friday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. The movie is “Waikiki: In The Wake of Dreams”. This is a free program. Tip of the Thumb Dancers will be held Saturday, March 17 from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Huron County Senior Center, 150 Nugent Rd., Bad Axe. Bring finger foods and friends. Family to Family Sale will be held on March 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deford Christian Academy, 1392 N. Kingston Rd., Deford. Fish & Shrimp Dinner, hosted by Marlette Knights of Columbus, will be held on March 23 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Parish Hall in Marlette. Carry outs available. Thumb Dance Club will be held Saturday, March 24 from 7-10:30 p.m. at Sandusky Maple Valley School, 138 Maple Valley St. Everyone welcome – bring finger food (for 9 p.m.) and friends. For more information, call Dorothy at 810-404-4250 or Bill at 810-324-2438. Annual Seed Kick Off at the Caro Area District Library will be held on March 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the community room. Come pick up 10 packs of heirloom and open pollinated seeds. For more information, call Melissa at 989-673-4329 ext. 107 or email We welcome everyone and it’s free. Vendors Wanted for craft, flea market, business, etc. spring sale at North Branch Masonic Center to be held May 3-4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4058 Huron St., North Branch. Contact Nancy Birkenhauer at 810-441-5177 or Senior Dining Center, for ages 60+. Come and join us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locations in Caro, Mayville, Millington, and Vassar. Lunch, socialization, cards, and new friendships. For more information, please contact 989-6734121. Spoonfuls of Plenty free community meal every Wednesday of each month at LeeRoy Clark Center, 435 Green St. in Caro, 3:306:30 p.m. Good home-style dinner, everyone is welcome. Tuscola County Senior Citizens dining center at Caro K of C Hall, second and fourth Monday of the month. Call Joyce, 989-6832791. Opperman Memorial Library - check out the new features that the public library has to offer: Overdrive (digital e-books and audiobooks), RBDigital (digital e-magazines), Kingston Enterprise newspaper available online from 1941 to Feb. 15, 1968. www. Writers Guild of Shay Lake meets the first and third Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Caro Public Library, 840 W. Frank St., Caro. Contact Rod Merton at 989-293-8854 for information. “SAVE A LIFE” Learn free by-stander/ compression only CPR the third Tuesday of each month at Caro Area District Library, 6-7 p.m. Call 989-615-0078 to enroll or Tuscola County Conservation Club, Gun Club Road and M-24, Caro, open to the public for trap and skeet Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Free trap and skeet lessons every Thursday at 7 p.m. Shooting six stand Thursday nights. Euchre every Monday, 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall in Caro. Open to the public. Kingston VFW food auction, 1 p.m., fourth Sunday of the month. Food outreach hosted by Spring of Life Community Church in Mayville is held the third Saturday of each month. Free groceries will be available to all who attend. A free dinner will also be available. For more information, call 989-843-0194. Community service rooms open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Vassar Seventhday Adventist Church, 5920 Frankenmuth Rd. for free clothing, shoes, bedding, etc. Donations greatly appreciated. Phone 989-823-8791 or 989-823-3069. Closed when school closes due to weather. SouthernCare Hospice is searching for Volunteers for our Volunteer Program. Volunteers make a big difference in the lives of Hospice patients and their families. Call us at 989-790-7533 to learn more about becoming a Hospice Volunteer. Volunteer drivers needed: Tuscola County Office of Veterans Affairs is in need of volunteer drivers to take county veterans to their doctor appointments in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Saginaw. The county has a van to transport the veterans, but not enough drivers to get the job done. Call Mark Zmierski or Ana Farris at the Tuscola Co. Veterans Office, 989-673-8148, for more information. Heartland Hospice of Bad Axe Volunteer Training is available for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Caro, and the outlying communities. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, patient outings, errand running, child care, and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule. Please call Jeff Keen at 877-486-6671 for further information. St. Frances Mission Store in Vassar, household resale shop for anyone is located at 153 Maple St., near the high school. It is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.2 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Profits benefit the local food pantries and organizations that help the needy. Store phone is 989-823-8803. Free clothes, Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ministry of the Word, 2926 Church St. in Unionville. Call 989-971-9916 for more information. Free community lunch - last Saturday of every month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, Marlette. Menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. The building is handicap accessible. Mayville Golden Years Club hosts euchre and pinochle on the first Friday of every month and euchre on the remaining Fridays. Play at 6 p.m. Two hands around the table and finger food by the coffee pot. Play 10 games. Everyone is welcome. MEETINGS Caro Lions Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Restaurant. Membership applications available. Call 989-673-5588 for more information. Indivisible in the Thumb meetings are held every other Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Tech Center. For meeting dates or more information, call Vicki Leland at 425-269-5553. Exchange Club of Caro “Unity for Service” meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Brentwood in Caro. New members are welcome. Contact 989-5514619 for more information. Tuscola County Democratic Committee

meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 260 N. State St., Caro. All Tuscola County Democrats are welcome! Free & Accepted Masons #226 Mt. Moriah Lodge regular business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month in the Masonic Temple, 156 N. State St., Caro. Eaton-Grede Retirees Breakfast meet at Fritz’s in Richville the first Monday of each month, except September. Tuscola Dive Rescue Team meets 2nd Thursday every other month. Seeking new members. Call 989-415-4526 for more information. Woman’s Life Caro #879 meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuscola Skill Center in Caro. Guests are welcome. Caro American Legion Post 7 meetings are the first Tuesday of each month. American Legion Auxiliary #421 meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Unionville American Legion Hall. American Legion Post #181 meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at 248 W. Main St., Mayville. TOPS Club 1627 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays at the Brentwood, Caro, from 9-11 a.m. For more information, call Cecelia at 989-673-6023 or Bev at 989-693-6648. TOPS MI 0221 Chapter meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Tuscola County Medical Care Annex. Call JoAnn at 989-551-6361 for more information. Caro Chapter #96 Royal Arch Masons meet the second Thursday of each month in the Masonic Temple, 156 N. State St., Caro. P.A.L.s (Programs At the Library) (formerly Senior Citizen Gatherings) will be held on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Bullard Sanford Memorial Library. P.A.L.s will be entertaining, informative, fun and a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones. All adults are welcome. Thumb Council Royal and Select Masons meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday (except January, February, July and August) in Caro Masonic Temple. Thumb of Michigan York Rite College meets at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday (except January, February, July and August) in Caro Masonic Temple. Woman’s Life Vassar #857 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar. Guests are welcome. Millington O.E.S. #390 meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., except in July and August. Civil Air Patrol MI-165 Cass River Squadron meets every Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. at 1690 Mertz Rd., Caro. Cadets 12 on up welcome. Learn Aerospace, Emergency Service and Cadet Programs Learn to Lead. For more information, call Squadron Commander Capt. Christina Hammac at 989-672-9975. Veteran to Veteran (Vet to Vet) meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Akron Village Hall. These meetings provide a chance to talk to other veterans about their experiences while serving and bring veterans together to learn about available benefits. Refreshments are provided. For more information, call 989-673-8148. VFW Post monthly meetings: VFW Post 4164, Caro, second Monday, 7:30 p.m.; VFW Post 3644, Cass City, second Monday, 7 p.m.; VFW Post 10884, Mayville, second Sunday, 2 p.m.; VFW Post 5317, Kingston, second Tuesday, 7 p.m.; VFW Post 7486, Fairgrove, first Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Akron; VFW Post 4837, Marlette, third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post #7 meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 110 W. Frank Street, Caro. Western Thumb TEA Party Group meets on the third Thursday of the month, 6-8 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library, 520 W.

Huron Ave., Vassar. This educational group is non-partisan, and all are invited. No admission is charged. Topics range from current events, national defense, the economy and more. For more information, call 989-652-9807. The Cass River Genealogy Society meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, except for June, July, August and December at Wickson District Library in Frankenmuth at 6:30 p.m. Reese Area Historians Association meets on the fourth Wednesday monthly at 6 p.m. in the Reese Village Hall. Call John Hill at 989868-4773 for details. Tuscola County Republican Party meeting is held the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the H.H. Purdy Building, 125 W. Lincoln St. in Caro. Tuscola County Polish American Club meets the first Sunday of each month. Membership application available at meeting, 1 p.m. potluck dinner after meeting. Retrieve memorial nameplates. If your loved one was a resident at the TCMCC, you may have their engraved memorial nameplate as a remembrance. They are filed by date of death. The nameplates will be at the Forget-MeNots meeting the first Monday of each month at 2 p.m. at the TCMCC or call Norma at 989673-4564 to see if your loved one’s nameplate is available. Caro Community Hospital Auxiliary meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12 noon (which includes a light lunch) in the hospital conference room. NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME (women and men). For more information, call 989-672-5802. Vassar High School Class of 1966 meets at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month for breakfast at Fritz’s Family Restaurant in Richville. Frankenmuth Horseshoe Club is looking for more people to join and meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the horseshoe pits on Tuscola, across the street from the boat launch. No charge to play. There will be a potluck at the end of the season at which time prize will be awarded for the winners. Friends Of The BSML meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar. Everyone is welcome to help plan fun and exciting events to make the library a great place for the community. Caro Rotary Club meets every Monday at 12:10 p.m. at the Brentwood on Park Drive in Caro. Compassionate Friends Thumb Area Chapter meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Community of Christ Church, 2081 Deckerville Road, Caro, MI 48723. For more information, contact Sharon Klawender at 989683-3305. Sons of the American Legion Caro Squadron 7 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Caro American Legion Post, 110 W. Frank St. Richville Legion Hall Post 400 phone number is 989-239-8235. Please call for information. DAV Thumb Memorial 75 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 110 W. Frank St., Caro. All honorably discharged veterans can join. All family – husbands, wives and children are invited. Operation Good Cheer in collaboration with Tuscola Co. Dept. of Health & Human Services needs your help to provide Christmas gifts for children in foster care. For more information, contact Krystal Reinhardt at 989-545-8686 or Jeanette Holder at 989-545-8160. SELF-HELP Adult Grief Support Group meets every third Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at 100 Mayer Rd., Frankenmuth. Please call 989-652-4663 for details.

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Community Calendar questions and explain hospital policies. If you enjoy helping people and have a few hours to spare, this could be a wonderful opportunity for you! For information about the Greeter Program and about the volunteer application process, call Sheila Lambert Greeter Program Coordinator (989) 635-2909. United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital is seeking individuals interested in joining our volunteer program. Hospice volunteers offer support through patient care, bereavement, administrative duties, and community involvement. This essential work requires very special people—those with sensitivity, compassion, and a generous spirit. For an application or for more information call Helen Salas, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 989.635.4134. Bereavement Support Programs are offered through United Hospice Service of RICHVILLE CONSERVATION CLUB 2018


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Suicide Survivor Grief Support Group offering support to families who have suffered will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at Thumb Area the loss of a child at any age. Meetings are on the Psychological Services, 6627 Rose St., Cass City. 2nd Monday of each month at the Community of This is a no-cost/open group for anyone affected Christ Church, 2081 E. Deckerville Rd., Caro. For by the death of a loved one by suicide. For dates or information, call Sharon 989-683-3305 or Dave more information, call 989-872-1800. 810-376-2801 or visit United Hospice Service Support Group Gamblers Anonymous meetings (weekly) on meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at noon at Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Marlette Methodist Church, Eddie G’s restaurant, Marlette. Offered free to 3155 Main Street (corner of Main and Kilgour the public for widows, widowers and singles that Streets). Please use back entrance at SE corner of have lost a loved one through death. No charge to church building. Contact 989-225-8284 for more attend only the cost of your beverage and meal. information. For more information, contact United Hospice Free Senior Stretch & Exercise Class is held Service at 800-635-7490. Mondays and Fridays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Vassar Al-Anon Family Group meets Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus, 2861 Mondays at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Main St., Marlette. Self-directed class with light 885 Saginaw St., Vassar. For more information, exercise, breathing, and relaxation techniques. call 989-577-9464. Open to the public. AA meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Free Mammogram Screenings for patients Christ Lutheran Church in Reese. who qualify through the expanded B.C.U.P.S. Tuscola County Multiple Sclerosis self-help Program. This program is in place to financially group meets on the second Monday of each assist patients in acquiring important screening month at Mayville United Methodist Church, 601 mammograms and covers digital screenings. For E. Ohmer Rd. (M-24) from 1-2:30 p.m. Family those patients that need further testing and meet members and close friends of those living with eligibility criteria, the program will also help cover MS are also encouraged to attend. The church is a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, barrier free. For more information, call Robert and an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy if Brown at 989-673-3444 or Lee Ann Kulhanek at recommended by their physician. Screenings 989-673-8231. are performed at the Gordon and Gayle Miller Celebrate Recovery at Anchor Cove Church Foundation Women’s Imaging Center at Marlette every Friday at 7 p.m. Hurts-Habits-Hangups. Regional Hospital. For more information and to Celebrate Recovery is hosted by Mark and find out if you qualify, call 989-635-4299. Dorothy Willis. Volunteer Greeters Needed! Marlette Helping Hands Support Group meets the Regional Hospital is seeking friendly, outgoing 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the volunteers to participate in the hospital’s Greeter Community Room at the Caro Area District Program. Greeters welcome patients and guests Library, 480 W. Frank St. Contact Mike Tharp at as they enter and navigate the hospital’s main 989-673-2175 for information and questions. campus, offer assistance, provide information GriefShare Support Group meets weekly on and directions, call for wheelchairs and escort to Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Caro First Baptist destinations or to the appropriate staff, answer Church, 1535 W. Gilford Rd. Open to anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one, this is a non-denominational faith based support group. Contact Mike Tharp at 810-965-2680 or 989-673-2175 for additional information and questions. Grief Support 1 2 3 Meeting is held the 3rd Wednesday of each SWITCH TO BLOCK BRING IN YOUR 2016 PAY HALF WHAT YOU PAID month at Caro Senior TAX PREP RECEIPT SOMEONE ELSE LAST YEAR Commons, 1601 W. Gilford Road, Caro at 4 p.m. — public is 1146 CLEAVER RD welcome. For more information, please CARO, MI 48723 contact Chaplain Don 989-673-3257 Killey, 989-790-7533, Southern Care “Where caring is a way of life.” Subject to $125 minimum charge. T h u m b Offer valid for tax prep fees for new clients only. Valid receipt for 2016 tax prep fees from a tax Compassionate preparer other than H&R Block must be presented prior to completion of tax office interview. May not be combined with other offers. Participating offices only. To qualify, tax return must Friends is a chapter of a be paid for and filed March 1-25, 2018. OBTP# B13696 ©2018 HRB Tax Group, Inc. national self-help group



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Marlette Regional Hospital to people who have experienced a loss through death – these groups are open to anyone in the community. Lunch/ dinner support groups for widows and widowers and singles that have lost a loved one through death. There is no charge to attend only the cost of your beverage & meal. Meetings are held: 1st Tuesday of the month at Eddie G’s Restaurant in Marlette, Noon for lunch; last Thursday of the month at Franklin Inn in Bad Axe, 6 p.m. for dinner. Grief Support Groups are for adults who have experienced the death of a family members or a friend and are held the 1st Friday of each month at MRH Administration Conference Room (use Seton Center Entrance) at 10 a.m.

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