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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Strawberry
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By Jim Akans
Approximately 45 community leaders
participated in a daylong sessions this
past Wednesday, August 15th, as interna-
tional community “walk-ability” and
“livability” expert Dan Burden toured
the hub of Gaylord assessing how the
STORY
PAGE 14
By Jim Akans
This past Sunday evening,
August 19th, the ambience at the
newly renovated Otsego County
Fair Entertainment Stage tent
was at full-tilt excitement as
eight young ladies participated
in the annual pageant to crown
the 2012 Miss Otsego County
Fair Queen. As the competition
drew to a close, the panel of
judges announced that Kayenne
Baur was to be crowned this
year’s “Queen of the Fair;”
Anastasia Bragg was named
1st Runner Up, and Julie
Tippery the pageant’s 2nd
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STORY
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By Jim Akans
In the first half of the 20th Century, the way
“north” was traveled along the US highway route
27, now commonly referred to as “Old 27.”
Adventurers along the two-laner wandered
through villages, towns, countryside and forests
on there way to vacation destinations such as
Grayling, Gaylord, Indian River, right up to the
terminus in Cheboygan, and perhaps took a
short ride on US 23 to Mackinaw City.
The construction of the I-75 freeway during
the mid 1950’s and early 1960’s rerouted most of
these early travelers to the much faster, though
less scenic super-highway. Old 27 has remained a
favorite path for those seeking a more up close
look at the pleasant peninsula about them, and
in August of 2010 the House of Representatives
passed Resolution No. 319 designating the 308
miles of US 27 in Michigan as an historic state
road.
This weekend, from August 24th through the
26th, Northern Michigan residents and visitors
will have a once a year opportunity to recapture
a visual reminder of the route’s original spirit and
purpose. The annual Old US 27 Motor Tour will
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tour and overview of downtown Gaylord this past Wednesday, August 15th, assessing
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By Jim Akans
Enthusiasts of Chevrolet’s sporty Corvette
model have a very good reason to converge
on Mackinaw City this weekend. The 23rd
Annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show will
be taking place on Saturday, August 25th, at
the Mackinaw Crossing Mall parking lot from
10 am to 2
pm. This is
a wonderful
chance to
enjoy an up
close look at
spectacular
specimens
of vintage
through cur-
rent models
of what is
arguably the “coolest” American-made
automobile to hit the streets.
Saturday morning opens with registra-
tion & check-in beginning at 9 am and the
show starting at 10 am. There will be hun-
dreds of beautiful Corvettes on display
and also during the day will be a Poker
Walk and door prizes for show partici-
pants. The show awards will be presented
at 3 pm Saturday, featuring fifteen award
classes with categories established accord-
ing to the year the car was made and
whether it has been modified.
One of the most exciting parts of the
Corvette Crossroads Auto Show is the
parade of these fine vehicles across the
Mackinac Bridge. This memorable pro-
cession takes place at 7 pm Saturday evening
and is a sight not to be missed.
After viewing the hundreds of Corvettes at
the show, take the opportu-
nity to stroll through the
Mackinaw City Arts & Crafts
Show that will be taking
place all weekend in
Conkling Heritage Park on
Huron Street. This Juried
Show will present a widely
diverse selection of paint-
ings, hand-crafted jewelry,
photographs, hand designed
clothing, woodwork, self-
published books, gourmet
dips and salsas and much
more. The arts & crafts
show will be open from 10
am to 7 pm on Saturday
and from 10 am until 3
pm on Sunday.
For additional informa-
tion, call the Mackinaw
City Chamber of
Commerce at 231-436-
5574 or visit www.macki-
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Thursday
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Low 61
Friday
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Low 64
Saturday
High 82
Low 65
Sunday
High 81
Low 62
Monday
High 78
Low 58
Tuesday
High 75
Low 58
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August Sunrise Sunset High Low Mean High Low
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LOCAL NEWS
On-line at www.weeklychoice.com
By Jim Akans
The 2012 Otsego County Fair is in full swing and
there is plenty of fun ahead from now through
Saturday. The midway is the center of the action,
with carnival rides and games by Skerbeck
Brothers open from noon to 11 pm, with daily ride
bracelets available for $11 per day. There’s lots
more daily entertainment on the “front lawn,” in
the barn areas, and exciting Grandstand events
each evening.
The SJO Super Cross racing event will take place
on Thursday, August 23rd beginning at 7 pm, with
admission pricing at $11 for those ages 11 and
older and $6 for kids 5 to 10 years old. Big and
small vehicles will careen around the Grandstand
area track next Friday starting at 7 pm for the
annual Bump & Run. Admission is $12 for those
11 and older and $6 for those ages 5 to 10.
Saturday, August 25th will bring the exciting
“Night of Destruction” competition back to the
Otsego County Fair starting at 6 pm. In addition to
the Bump & Run, Tough Truck, Quad/ATV Obstacle
Course and Burnout competitions, new this year
will be a Truck Tug of War and Spectator
Competition. For both the Bump & Run next
Friday and “Night of Destruction” next Saturday,
local participants are welcome and entry detail
can be found on the Otsego County Fair’s website
listed at the end of this article. Grandstand admis-
sion for the Night of Destruction is $12 for those 11
and up and $6 for those ages 5 to 10.
A family-friendly highlight this weekend is “Dog
Days,” with several events showcasing “mans best
friend.” That starts with Dog Agility Judging taking
place in the parking lot area behind the buildings
at the front of the fairgrounds starting at 9:30 am.
That will be followed by a Disc Dogs of Michigan
Show near the main entrance at noon, again at 3
pm, and on Saturday at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm.
People are encouraged to bring their family dog to
compete in either event.
That is also true for the exciting Ultimate Air
Dog Show, taking place near the main entrance at
4 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm, with dogs leaping for dis-
tance into a huge pool. The Ultimate Air Dog Show
also takes place on Saturday at noon, 2 pm and 4
pm.
Saturday, be sure to check out the Annual Chili
& Rib Cook-Off. It starts around noon on the front
porch of the exhibit building and judging will take
place at 3:30 pm. After the judging is complete,
those delicious dishes will be opened up for the
public to sample…so save your appetite and a few dollars for a tasting ticket.
The Otsego County Fair is about “families, friends & fun,” and it is also very affordable.
Gate admission is $2 and parking is free! For a complete schedule visit www.otsegocountyfairgrounds.org.
The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is accepting grant
applications from non-profit organizations throughout its
local service area. The upcoming grant application deadline
is Oct. 1st.
The People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy
members who allow their electric cooperative to round up
their bill each month to the next dollar. Since 1999, more
than $2.2 million in grants have been awarded to charitable
and community organizations throughout Great Lakes
Energy’s 26-county service area, which stretches from
Kalamazoo to the Mackinac Straits.
“Great Lakes Energy members make the People Fund pos-
sible by rounding-up their bill each month,” says
President/CEO Steve Boeckman. “We encourage non-profit
community organizations to apply so that the funds can be
utilized in our local service area.”
Non-profit organizations can request a grant application
online at www.gtlakes.com or by calling Great Lakes Energy
at 1-888-485-2537, ext. 1313. Non-profit organizations that
serve communities located in the Great Lakes Energy service
area are eligible to apply.
Organizations that are unable to apply by Oct. 1 will have
another opportunity to apply next year.
Plenty of fun ahead at the
OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR
People Fund Grant Applications Due
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The 2012 Otsego County Fair is in full swing and there is plenty of fun ahead
from now through Saturday.
While “The Ultimate Air Dogs” finals will be held on Saturday at 4 pm, there will be
lots of opportunities to catch quite a few pups flying high before making a big splash-
down during preliminary competitions on Friday and Saturday.
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Motor Tour
Continued...
bring a parade of vintage vehicles
northward once again from
Northern Indiana to Cheboygan
and finish in Alpena, promoting
the historic character of the
route, and providing lots of visual
entertainment for those watching
the “parade” of up to 150 or more
1950’s and 1960’s era vehicles
making their way through towns
along the way.
The Tour will arrive in uptown
Grayling mid to late afternoon
this Friday, August 24th, where
150-200 cars will be on display
from 5-8pm in downtown
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Walk-ability Tour Continued...
community addresses a growing American
desire for experiencing a “sense of place” in
downtown areas. Burden is the Executive
Director and Co-Founder of the Walkable and
Livable Communities Institute and has per-
formed assessments on well over 1,000 com-
munities worldwide, 400 of which are right here
in Michigan. Building upon his observations
and recommendations, countless downtown
areas have been transformed into vital, eco-
nomically thriving and inviting places to visit,
enjoy and linger in.
“Lingering is a key word,” Burden stated dur-
ing his afternoon review session at Gaylord City
Hall. “In America, we tend to refer to that as
loitering…but that is a concept that isn’t even
understood in European countries. We are see-
ing a shift in our culture toward more emphasis
on walking and biking in our downtown areas.
People want places to sit, be with friends, see
others and be seen, have places for their chil-
dren to play, and have easy access paths as we
age. It’s about “placemaking,” and it starts with
the street.”
During the morning tour of Gaylord, Burden
found many excellent characteristics in the
downtown area. Among those attributes were
the downtown pavilion and farmers market
space, the beautiful courthouse and lawn, the
inviting Alpine theme augmented by the many
recent façade renovations, and the gorgeous
Claude Shannon Park space.
“There are many nice spaces in this down-
town that I don’t typically see,” he commented
after the tour. “It’s easy to tell the community
has been working on these improvements for a
while. In fact, our walkability rating for Gaylord
(based on distinctive-
ness and the variety of
services available with-
in a 10 minute walk)
scored a very high 91
out of 100 possible.”
When pausing on the
sidewalk during the
tour to make com-
ments to the group,
Burden immediately
became aware of a primary concern in down-
town Gaylord. Traffic noise made it nearly
impossible for tour attendees to hear Burdens
words at times. It’s a scenario he has seen
often, and one he has seen transformed time
and time again through the application of a
well designed and implemented street plan that
serves as the building block for additional com-
munity improvements.
Jeff Ratcliffe, Executive Director of Otsego
County Economic Alliance, noted that Dan
Burden’s observations and suggestions will be
brought before the Steering Committee for the
Downtown Renaissance project as preliminary
plans are reviewed and revised.
“Something that impressed me,” Ratcliffe
stated, “were statistics Dan pointed out such as
up to a 77 percent reduction of traffic noise that
can be achieve through downtown lane reduc-
tions. He also noted that downtown businesses
in areas that went through a similar redesign
experienced a 30 percent boost in sales on
average. He also revealed that lease rates were
able to
increase
by several
fold.”
He con-
tinues,
“This was
certainly a
visit that
got a lot
of people
enthused
and several positive discussion came about
from it. This is just a part of the process as we
continue to take a close look at the preliminary
plans for a Downtown Renaissance project.
The next step is to sit down with representa-
tives from MDOT and look at some of the sug-
gestions that came from this visit.”
Ratcliffe added that the process is something
that will take a while to achieve, and public
support is critical to the ultimate success of the
endeavor.
“We will be holding additional open houses
and reviews as we move along toward a final
design,” he affirms. “If we do it right, take our
time, take the steps that are necessary…that is
what will lead to a good outcome.
Dan Burden’s visit was made possible as part
of the outgrowth of a “Cool Cities Initiative”
started by former Michigan Governor
Granholm in 2004 and continued under
Governor Snyder’s “Placemaking” initiative.
MDOT took on the role of providing education
and training for Michigan Cities as part of that
initiative, and have teamed up with Dan
Burden in helping Michigan communities
achieve valuable insights for their downtown
renovation goals. The “walkability” assess-
ments have been taking place across the state
for the last seven years, with seven to 14 com-
munities assessed each year.
For more information about the Walkable
and Livable Communities Institute, visit
www.walklive.org. For more information on the
Gaylord Downtown Renaissance project con-
tact Jeff Ratcliffe at [email protected]
During the morning tour of Gaylord, Burden found many excellent characteristics in
the downtown area. Among those attributes were the downtown pavilion and farmers
market space, the beautiful courthouse and lawn, the inviting Alpine theme augment-
ed by the many recent façade renovations, and the gorgeous Claude Shannon Park
space.
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By Jim Akans
Established in their present location in Downtown Mio
approximately eight years ago, Strawberry Patch ReSale-
Consignment store offers area residents an excellent oppor-
tunity to sell their quality used items, and purchase a wide
variety of clothing and household goods at very reasonable
prices. The shop, which was founded by Sharon Gardulski,
Pastor of the Freedom Worship Center, is operated by a dedi-
cated group of thirteen volunteer from the Mio area.
“We have many different types of items in the store,” states
Gardulski. “That includes furniture, appliances and other
household items, and we have a lot of new and used cloth-
ing, including coats in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes, as
well as several items that would make excellent Christmas
gifts.”
The inventory at Strawberry Patch ReSale-Consignment is
brought in by local individuals who receive 40-percent of the
amount those items sell for. Strawberry Patch takes care of
the tagging and marketing of those items, and after a 60 day
period, unsold clothing is sent to an Amish warehouse facili-
ty that distributes that clothing to people in need all over the
world.
“Our location is a great resource for people in the Mio
area,” observes Gardulski. “Major shopping areas, such as
Gaylord, Alpena and West Branch, are all an hour or more
drive away. So this is a convenient, local spot where people
can make some extra money selling items, and shop for a
wide assortment of clothing and household items.”
The Strawberry Patch ReSale-Consignment Shop is located
in Downtown Mio next to the Rite Aid store. The facility is
open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm. For
additional information, please call (989) 826-1503.
Dr. Charles Cleland will be at the Charlevoix Public
Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 28 discussing the histori-
cal events surrounding the negotiation of the Treaty of 1836
between the Odawa and Ojibwe people and the United
States of America. Dr. Cleland will discuss the details of the
treaty bargain as well as the many ways that it stipulations
and controversies have persisted into the modern era.
Round Lake Bookstore will be on hand selling copies of Dr.
Cleland’s books, Rites of Conquest and Faith in Paper: the
Ethnohistory and Litigation of Upper Great Lakes Indian
Treaties.
Dr. Cleland was born and raised in Kane Pennsylvania and
holds degrees in biology, zoology and most recently a Ph.D.
in anthropology from University of Michigan. Dr. Cleland
was a Professor of anthropology and curator of Great Lakes
archaeology and anthropology at Michigan State University.
Since retiring he has lived in the village of Norwood where he
continues to be active in scholarly research and writing.
For more information about this or other programs at the
library, visit www.charlevoixlibrary.org.
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helps Mio area
residents buy
and sell quality
goods
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PETOSKEY
fair
E MME T- CHA RL E VOI X
COUNTY FAIR returns to the
fairgrounds in Petoskey thru
Aug. 26.
GAYLORD
fair
The Otsego County Fair will
be held thru August 25; go to
www. ot s egocount yf ai r -
grounds.org for more infor-
mation and a full schedule of
events.
GRAYLING
Michigan old us 27
Car tour
Join hundreds of classic cars
as we tour nostalgic old US
27 August 21-26 from
Coldwater to Cheboygan.
The tour will stop in Grayling
on Friday, August 24th from
4-8pm on Michigan Avenue.
Join us in Grayling for a Car
Show & Cloggers! You can
register & pay at the City you
start at for the tour!! Visit
www.old27tour.com for com-
plete details.
GRAYLING
Creating Confident
Caregivers workshop
Free Class Series runs Aug.
28, Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 1-
3pm at Grayling City Hall –
Certified Master Train, Robin
Petruska, will teach about
dementia and its effects on
the brain, caregiver
resources, managing behav-
iors, improving caregiver
skills, how to handle every-
day activities more easily,
and taking care of yourself to
better care for your loved
one. Call Jill at Mercy
Hospice at 989-348-4383.
GRAYLING
Community hog roast
The Community is invited to
attend a Hog Roast at the
Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center, 308 Lawndale
on Thursday, August 23rd.
Dinner will be served from 4-
6pm. Dinner includes pulled
pork, corn on the cob, cole
slaw, hot cinnamon apples
and strawberry rhubarb pie.
The meal is only $4.75 per
person for people under age
60 and a suggested donation
of $2.50 for people age 60 &
over. The dinner is open to
the public and no reserva-
tions are required. For more
information contact the
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center at 989-348-
7123.
GAYLORD
day of Caring
Planning is underway for the
day of caring Sept. 6. Projects
and Volunteer teams needed!
A "Day of Caring" is sched-
uled for this fall and United
Way is looking for projects
that will take about four (4)
hours to complete. "We are
primarily targeting local
non-profits, city or county
community enhancement
projects or seniors needing
assistance this fall," says
Lorraine Manary, Executive
Director of the Otsego
County United Way. "If you
have a project or idea in
mind please give us a call to
discuss it further." The other
half of this equation includes
the business community. We
are actively seeking business-
es who are interested in giv-
ing back to the community
by allowing a team of
employees (management
team, associates, etc.) to use
4 hours of their day on Sept.
6th to help with the projects.
For more information on
how to get involved contact
Carol in the Volunteer Center
at: [email protected]
way.org or 989-705-8584.
GRAYLING
rock hounds
Thursday, August 23rd at
2pm at Devereaux Library -
Meet naturalist Craig Kasmer
from Hartwick Pines who will
have you howling for cool
stuff about rocks. If you dig
rocks you’ll dig this program!
Children ages 6-12 can sign
up by calling 989-348-9214.
GRAYLING
Community block
Party
Friday, August 24th on
Meadows Drive (located just
off I-75 Business Loop in
Grayling) – Free food! Music!
Antique Cars! Games!
Entertainment for the young
& old! Visit these businesses:
District 10 Health Dept,
Mercy Home Care/Mercy
Hospice, Northern Lakes
CMH & Grayling Nursing &
Rehab.
GAYLORD
dog show
Aspen Ridge Retirement
Village will be hosting the
Dog Days of Summer Dog
Show fundraiser on Friday,
August 24th from 3:30 –
4:30pm. Benefiting the
Otsego County Animal
Shelter, the entry fee is by
donation and registers your
dog for contests and prizes.
Accepted donations include
cash or supplies such as dog
food, cat food, kitty litter,
bleach and paper towel. Pre-
registration is required and
space is limited. Please con-
tact Christy Payne at 989-
705-2500 to register or for
more information.
GRAYLING
antique tractor show
Wellington Antique Engine
and Tractor at Wellington
Farms. August 24th thru 26th,
8 m to 5pm. Donations; $5
adults, children under 10
free. Featured tractor is
Oliver. 6944 S. Military Road,
INDIAN RIVER
Car tour
Old 27 Tour will be stopping
in Indian River on August
25th
VANDERBILT
watermelon crawl
Country, Polka and square
dance Aug. 25, 6:30-10:30pm
at Elkland Senior Center,
7910 Arthur St. Bring a dish
to pass and $4 admission.
MACKINAW CITY
Corvette show
The 23rd Annual Corvette
Crossroads Auto Show is
scheduled for Saturday,
August 25th at the Mackinaw
Crossings Mall parking lot.
GRAYLING
Country Music show
Aug 25, Sept 15 & Oct 6.
Doors open at 6:30 / Show
starts at 7:30pm at
Wellington Farm Park. If you
enjoy old fashioned country
music and old fashioned
corny country comedy, then
this is a show you will not
want to miss. Admission is
just $12.50 per show or $50
for the entire season. Tickets
are available at the Visitor
Center during business
hours.
GRAYLING
tractor & engine show
August 24th-26 at Wellington
Farm, USA -Featured Tractor:
“Oliver”. All Day Attractions,
Scheduled Events &
Children’s Activities! Adults
$5 & Children under 10 Free.
Public Gate Opens at 8am.
For More Info Call Carl Hunt
@ (989)915-1872.
GRAYLING
shoot for a Cure
Saturday, August 25th from
9am-5pm at Hanson Hills
Recreation Area – 3D Shoot,
Indoor Range, Novelties. All
ages welcome, we have bows
to accommodate youth
shooters. Cost $12 per shoot-
er (includes pig roast).
PRIZES! Call Ben @ 989-390-
0445, Dave @ 989275-5653 or
Tom @ 989-731-1050 to regis-
ter. All proceeds to benefit
the American Cancer Society
and their fight against can-
cer.
GRAYLING
black iron day
August 25th & 26th from
10am-4pm at Hartwick Pines
State Park. Michigan's largest
gathering of blacksmiths is
here at Hartwick Pines. Other
crafts people, including
woodworkers and spinners,
will be at work, too. The
sawmill (powered by a 1912
Port Huron steam engine)
will be operating and you can
enjoy the sounds of live tradi-
tional music. This event is
free of charge, although a
Michigan State Parks
Recreation Passport is
required for park entry. For
more information, call 989-
348-2537.
GRAYLING
Paper bead Making
Saturday, August 25th from
1-5pm at the AuSable Artisan
Village Art Gallery – Ruth
Hankins will teach basic
paper bead making tech-
niques including rolling, fin-
ishing, embellishing & string-
ing. Materials & tools provid-
ed. Ages 18 & up. Pre-regis-
tration required (with pay-
ment) as class is limited to 10
students. AAV Members: $30
/ Non-Members $35. Call
989-275-5000, Ext. 279 to reg-
ister.
GRAYLING
family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 25th at
1:30pm at Devereaux
Memorial Library – Universal
Pictures presents “The
Lorax”, an animated adven-
ture based on the book by Dr.
Seuss. Voices by Zac Efron,
Danny Devito & Taylor Swift.
Popcorn too! Call 989-348-
9214 to sign up!
GAYLORD
bebo norman concert
August 25 The Promise FM &
Gaylord E-Free Church invite
you to see Bebo Norman in
Concert at 7pm at the
Gaylord E-Free Church.
GAYLORD
open house
August 26 Gaylord Funeral &
Cremation Services will hold
an Open House from 1-5pm.
A ribbon cutting will be held
on the 27th at 10:30am.
GAYLORD
Mcduffy gospel concert
Popular gospel singer, James
McDuffy will be in concert
Sunday morning, Aug. 26,
10:30am at First United
Methodist Church, S. Center
St. Everyone is welcome.
PETOSKEY
Mdot road
improvements
MDOT is hosting an open
house to discuss future road
and bridge improvements in
Petoskey. Aug. 27, 6-7pm at
North Central Michigan
College, 1515 Howard St.
MDOT is proposing to
improve the US-31 corridor
in Petoskey. Work includes
the addition of median
islands, intersection realign-
ments, access management,
signal, and bridge work.
Residents and business own-
ers will have the opportunity
to talk one-on-one with
MDOT officials about these
proposed improvements.
GAYLORD
Vendors for senior
eXPo
Does your business provide a
service or product that
Seniors find helpful? Plan
now to have a booth at the
Senior EXPO, September 5,
2pm-7pm at the Otsego
County Sportsplex. Visit
www.gaylordseniorexpo.com
for all the info or call Jim at
989-858-3400 with questions.
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PETOSKEY
Jazz
The Epsilon Jass Band will
perform every Thursday in
August at the First
Presbyterian Church. The
band performs New Orleans
style jazz music. Suggested
donation of $5.
GAYLORD
5 0n 5 football
FOOTBALL FRENZY - CLASH
FOR CASH. Time to dust off
those cleats for the 2nd
Annual Adult 5 on 5 Flag
Football Tournament in
Gaylord on Saturday, Sept.
1st starting at 9 am. You must
be 18 or older to participate.
Please call 989-619-6026 to
register or for further infor-
mation.
MANCELONA
back to school street
dance
The last of four Summer
Band Concerts the summer
of 2012 will feature "Ed
McCarty and friends," with a
variety of music by Ed
McCarty, D.J. Some of our
local singers, including
Stephanie (Allen) Johnson,
will be signing along. Join us
downtown Mancelona at
Triangle Park (west side of
U.S. 131 at the clock) on
Tuesday August 28 beginning
at 7pm for a "back to school"
street dance. Bring lawn
chairs and blankets! In case
of rain, the concert will move
to the Mancelona Middle
School Gym. Free admission.
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Upcoming Senior
Programs & Events
Senior Project Fresh Coupons
MSU Extension and the Crawford County Commission on Aging
& Senior Center will be hosting the 2012 Senior Project Fresh
Farmers Market Nutrition Program. You may be eligible to receive
$20 worth of coupons to be used on fresh Michigan produce at par-
ticipating Project Fresh markets which include the City of Grayling
Farmers Market, the Grayling Greenhouse and Jim`s Farm Market.
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or to register:
308 Lawndale Ave.,
Grayling
989-348-7123
Community Hog Roast
Thursday, August 23 · 4-6pm
Dinner will be served from 4-6pm. Dinner includes pulled pork,
corn on the cob, cole slaw, hot cinnamon apples and strawberry
rhubarb pie. The meal is only $4.75 per person for people under
age 60 & a suggested donation of $2.50 for people age 60 & over.
The dinner is open to the public & no reservations are required.
Master of Balance Classes
Starting September 5 · 9-11am
Free series of 8 classes on the subject of preventing falls called A
Matter of Balance, taught by Catherine & Leonard Wyatt. Many
older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their ac-
tivities as a result. This Award-Winning Program emphasizes prac-
tical strategies to manage falls and is designed to help older adults
manage their concerns about falling and increase their activity lev-
els. The classes will be held weekly from 9-11am on Mondays or
Wednesdays during September and October, starting Wednesday,
September 5th and ending Wednesday, October 3rd. For more in-
formation and to sign up for the series, contact the Crawford
County Commission on Aging & Senior Center at 989-348-7123.
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GRAYLING
sell your stuff, find
treasures
Junque in the Trunk, Grayling
Promotional Association's
8th annual community
garage sale will be on
Saturday, September 1st
from 10am to 3pm, located in
the parking lot of the
Grayling MiniMall (I-75 busi-
ness loop, south side of
town). Get rid of your junk,
make money. Reserve your
parking space, NOW, for $15.
Bring your stuff in a vehicle.
Open the trunk and/or set up
tables. Vendors keep all pro-
ceeds from their sales. The
reservation fees are used by
G.P.A. for various events and
donations to support the
community. Come see what
treasures you will find. In
case of rain, the sale will be
inside. For further informa-
tion and space reservations,
call Linda Schultz at 989-348-
9419
GRAYLING
Matter of balance
Classes
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center will be pre-
senting a free series of 8
classes on the subject of pre-
venting falls called A Matter
of Balance, taught by
Catherine & Leonard Wyatt.
Many older adults experi-
ence concerns about falling
and restrict their activities as
a result. This Award-Winning
Program emphasizes practi-
cal strategies to manage falls
and is designed to help older
adults manage their con-
cerns about falling and
increase their activity levels.
Who should attend? Anyone
interested in improving bal-
ance, flexibility and strength;
anyone who has fallen in the
past or anyone who has
restricted activities because
of falling concerns. The class-
es will be held weekly from 9-
11am on Mondays or
Wednesdays during
September and October,
starting Wednesday,
September 5th and ending
Wednesday, October 3rd. For
more information and to sign
up for the series, contact the
Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center at 989-348-
7123.
CHEBOYGAN
County republican
Party
Regular Monthly Meeting
Reminder. Our next regular
monthly meeting will be
Monday, August 27, 7PM,
Cheboygan Republican
Headquarters, 329 North
Main Street, Downtown
Cheboygan – Across from
Mulligan’s. 2 months remain-
ing until Tuesday, November
6, 2012, The most important
election of your life! We meet
at our Cheboygan
Headquarters. Please men-
tion the date and the location
to other Party members. Any
possibility of bringing some-
one who would like to meet
some great Republicans?
Please consider volunteering
for a committee - priorities
are Events and Candidate
Coordination. Agenda and
other pertinent information
will follow.
GAYLORD
salad lunch
August 28 Salad Luncheon
from 11:30am-1pm at the
First Congregational Church.
GAYLORD
writers workshop
August 28 The Gaylord Area
Council for the Arts will hold
a Writers Workshop from 6-
9pm at the CACA Building,
downtown.
INDIAN RIVER
embroiderers guild
The Northern Michigan
Chapter of the Embroiderers
Guild of America will meet
Wednesday, August 29 at
11am in the Transfiguration
Episcopal Church in Indian
River, located on M 68. The
project will be a beaded
bracelet with a Halloween
theme. Kits will be available
for a nominal fee. There will
also be a "silent auction".
Remember to bring any fin-
ished guild project for "gold-
en needle". Complete any
stitched project for Show and
Tell and enter a drawing in
December. Refreshments will
be served. Guests and new
members are most welcome.
For further information, call
Sue at 231-584-2091.
GRAYLING
Creating Confident
Caregivers workshop
Free Class Series runs Aug. 21
& 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25 from
1-3pm at Grayling City Hall –
Certified Master Train, Robin
Petruska, will teach about
dementia and its effects on
the brain, caregiver
resources, managing behav-
iors, improving caregiver
skills, how to handle every-
day activities more easily,
and taking care of yourself to
better care for your loved
one. Call Jill at Mercy
Hospice at 989-348-4383.
GRAYLING
Co ed soft ball League
Deadline – August 30th -
league lasts 4 weeks at
Hanson Hills Recreation
Area. This program starts the
first week of September
(Sept. 3) and games are
played two nights a week
(Mondays & Thursdays).
Contact Jason Thayer at 989-
745-1805 to sign up.
GRAYLING
Children’s Clothing
drive
Saturday, September 1st
from 10am -2pm at Dollar
Castle -We will be collecting
donations of clothing of all
sizes and various other chil-
dren’s items, now through
August 30th, and on
September 1, we will be dis-
playing all of the donations
collected and giving them
away for free to the public.
This will take place in the
parking lot of Dollar Castle
behind the Marathon Station
in Grayling, rain or shine.
Donations can be dropped
off at Dollar Castle or will be
picked up if the need arises.
For questions or donation
pickup call Christy at
(989)344-0320 or Jamie at
(989) 390-7729.
GRAYLING
fine art staff show
September 1st at 11am at the
AuSable Artisan Village Art
Center -Join us in welcoming
members of the staff from
Kirtland Community Collage
as they present a Fine Art
Show of works created by the
staff. This is a show you will
not want to miss! Call the
AAV for more information:
989-312-3660.
GRAYLING
a tribute to robert
traver
Saturday, September 1st at
Old AuSable Fly Shop -
Letters from Frenchman’s
Pond – A Tribute to Robert
Traver -John Voelker (aka
Robert Traver) was arguably
Michigan’s most famous fly
fisherman, writer and most
revered fly fishing storyteller,
and from 1975 to 1991 he
corresponded with his good
friend Jim Enger writing
some 90 letters. This very
special event will give you a
personal insight of this pro-
lific man. If you would like to
attend, please help us plan
for food & beverages by call-
ing 989-348-3330.
BOYNE CITY
Car show
Kiwanis of Boyne City pro-
duces the annual Labor Day
Weekend Car Show on
Saturday, Sept. 1. The car
show begins with registration
at 8am, awards at 2pm and a
parade through Boyne City at
3pm. Car owners are also
encouraged to show their
vehicles during Stroll the
Streets from 6 to 9pm. Friday,
Aug. 31; no registration is
needed for Friday, just bring
your car downtown (Water
Street) between 5 and 6pm.
The car show is held at
Veterans Memorial Park on
the shore of beautiful Lake
Charlevoix. Thank you to our
major sponsor, the Petoskey
Area Visitors Bureau. Pre-reg-
istration fee is $20 per car.
Registration at the show is
$25 per car. Make checks
payable to: Kiwanis of Boyne
City. Please send registration
fee and form to Kiwanis of
Boyne City, c/o Hollis
Ehrlich, PO Box 458, Boyne
City, MI 49712. Questions,
Contact Hollis Ehrlich,
j hehr l i [email protected] edesi gn. bi z,
phone 231-459-4080
FAIRVIEW
Gun show
The 10th annual gun show at
Steiner Museum, M-33 North
of Fairview, will be held Sept.
1, 10am - 4pm. Buy guns, sell
guns, trade guns and more
from friendly, quality dealers
and collectors. Rent a table
for $15. Call Tammy Emig,
989-848-5320.
GAYLORD
boomers & senior
eXPo
Plan to attend the Boomers &
Senior EXPO, September 5,
2pm-7pm at the Otsego
County Sportsplex. Learn
about various services and
products in Northern
Michigan to help you plan
your future. Special training
sessions on Elder Law,
Financial Planning,
Recreation, Medical Products
& Services, Health in Aging,
In-Home Services, Housing
Options and more.
WATERS
running waters
5K Run/Walk thru Waters,
Sept. 2. 8:30am. Contact Ann
Wagar to register, 989-732-
4038.
WATERS
thunder over waters
Day long events going on in
Waters on Sept. 2. 5k
Run/Walk, Waterball contest,
art show, pancake breakfast,
children's games, entertain-
ment all ending with a fan-
tastic fireworks show at dusk.
GRAYLING
summer Meal Program
The Crawford County
Community Christian Help
Center’s summer meal pro-
gram will run during August.
Families with children may
come in once each month for
an extra box of food and a
milk voucher to help offset
the additional cost of food
while children are home
from school during summer
vacation. Call 989-348-6046
for more information.
2 Vision exams
for
$
65(for 2 people)
Prescription eyeglasses,
buy one, get one
50%off exclusions apply.
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989.448.2325
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Alpine Transmission
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We moved from our location on M-32 West to Old 27 South
Same Great Service • Same Great People
Stop in and see Len, Derak or Karen for a Free Transmission Inspection
2240 South Otsego Avenue (across from Jim Wernig Chevy), Gaylord
989-732-8308
If you’re somewhat familiar with
investing, you may know that the Roth
IRA is a great retirement-savings vehi-
cle. But are you aware that some of its
benefits can also pay off for the next
generation of your family?
To understand why this is so, it’s nec-
essary to be familiar with a Roth IRA’s
features. For starters, when you con-
tribute to a Roth IRA, your earnings
have the potential to grow tax free, pro-
vided you don’t start taking withdrawals
until you’re 59½ and you’ve had your
account at least five years. The amounts
you contributed aren’t taxed when with-
drawn because you’ve already paid
taxes on the money you put in. And the
potential for tax-free earnings can con-
tinue even when your beneficiaries
inherit your Roth IRA, though you’ll
need to consult with your tax advisor on
this issue.
A Roth IRA also offers other features
that can help you build resources for
retirement while possibly helping your
surviving family members. For one
thing, you can contribute to your Roth
IRA for as long as you have some earned
income, up to the contribution limits,
and as long as you meet certain income
limitations. Even if you’ve officially
“retired,” you might do some consulting
or part-time work. So you could put
some of your earnings into your Roth
IRA. This ability to keep funding your
Roth IRA virtually indefinitely can give
you more flexibility in managing your
retirement income — and, depending
on how you do manage that income and
what your other objectives may be, you
may also end up with more money that
could be left to your beneficiaries.
Also, unlike a traditional IRA or a
401(k), a Roth IRA does not require you
to start taking minimum distributions at
age 70½. In fact, you are never required
to withdraw money from your Roth IRA.
And by leaving your account intact for
as long as possible, you’ll potentially
have more money available for a variety
of options — one of which may involve
leaving sums to your beneficiaries. Your
non-spouse beneficiaries must take
annual required minimum distribu-
tions, but they have the option to take
the distributions over their lifetime.
Keep in mind, though, that your Roth
IRA is part of your estate for purposes of
federal estate taxes. In 2012, your estate
would be subject to these taxes if it were
worth more than $5.12 million (or less, if
you made certain gifts). In 2013, howev-
er, this amount is scheduled to drop to
$1 million unless Congress acts on this
issue. (Some states also have estate
taxes that apply at amounts less than
the federal amount.) In any case, if you
have a sizable estate, you should consult
with your tax and legal advisors.
When you invest in a Roth IRA, your
goal, first and foremost, is to help fund
your retirement. In fact, basically all
your decisions
regarding your
Roth IRA — how
much to con-
tribute, where to
invest the money
and when to begin
taking with-
drawals — should
be based on your
own retirement
goals. However, as
a side benefit to
investing in a Roth
IRA, you may find
that you could
help out the next
generation, or
two, of your fami-
ly.
This article was
written by Edward
Jones for use by your local Edward Jones
Financial Advisor.
Edward Jones, its employees and
financial advisors are not estate plan-
ners and cannot provide tax or legal
advice. You should consult your estate-
planning attorney or qualified tax advi-
sor regarding your situation.
Philip Hofweber is a Financial
Advisor with Edward Jones Investments
located at 100 West Main Street in
Gaylord. He can be reached at (989)731-
1851, or email him at
[email protected] Tune
in Friday Mornings 8:30 am to Eagle
101.5 for Phil Hofweber to hear his week-
ly Financial Focus Topic. Edward Jones,
its financial advisors and employees do
not provide tax or legal advice. You
should consult with a qualified tax or
legal professional for advice on your spe-
cific situation.
FINANCIAL FOCUS
ROTH IRA: FOR YOUR
RETIREMENT … AND BEYOND
Philip Hofweber, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
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1928 S. Otsego Ave.
Gaylord
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(989) 732-6737
1-800-732-6710
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Camp Daggett wishes to extend its thanks to
many individuals and businesses in our com-
munity who have given their time and energy
toward contributions for Camp Daggett.
Among the many community supported events
and donations this year are:
- On January 28 and February 25, more than
500 snowshoe-ers enjoyed the beauty of Camp
Daggett during the Torchlight Snowshoe
Outing, sponsored by Bearcub Outfitters of
Petoskey. Camp is proud to report that more
than $1,000 was raised to support the programs
at Camp Daggett.
- On Saturday, May 19 and Saturday, June 9,
Grandpa Shorter’s and Sons donated 20 per-
cent of the daily proceeds to the C.G. and Ruth
Shorter Memorial Scholarship Fund at Camp
Daggett. From these two days, $1,146.00 was
raised for Camp Daggett.
- On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, Dr.
Kyle Denholm and his staff hosted a 5K run
fundraiser to bring awareness to the childhood
obesity epidemic. The camper scholarship pro-
gram at Camp Daggett received $207 from this
effort. Camp Daggett was chosen as a recipient
of the funds because of its continued program-
ming to keep children moving and active.
- On Thursday, June 7, Camp Daggett hosted
its 9th Annual Camp Daggett Golf Benefitat
Walloon Lake Country Club. 84 participants
enjoyed 18 holes of golf at Walloon Lake
Country Club, lunch on the veranda, dinner
and a silent and live auction of premium items.
This event brought more than $31,000 for
camper scholarships to Camp Daggett. Camp
would like to thank all of the golfers, sponsors
and donors who made this such a success
event.
Finally, the 4th annual Kayak for a Cause on
Walloon Lake event, held on Saturday and
Sunday, July 21-22 raised more than $7,600 for
school scholarships for programs at Camp
Daggett’s Adventure Center. Many thanks to
the kayakers who participated, sponsors, and
homeowners around Walloon Lake for making
this such a successful event. In total, Camp
Daggett has raised close to $41,000 for scholar-
ships for summer camp and the Adventure
Center.
Each year, Camp Daggett offers meaningful
and memorable experiences to more than 950
youth in its summer camp programs. Many of
these girls and boys need financial assistance
to attend camp. Camp Daggett salutes these
individuals and businesses for supporting the
scholarship programs for youth. For more
information on how you can support Camp
Daggett, contact Development Director, Grace
Ketchum, at 231-347-9742 extension 102 or
visit www.campdaggett.org.
An elderly gentleman sits next to the phone. Phone book in
hand, he leafs through the pages trying to find the number of
someone who can help him pay his utility bills. He has never
faced a crisis like this before. After a visit home a concerned
adult child in Wyoming wonders how she is ever going to help
her parents, living in Waters. They seem so fragile and could use
help keeping their house clean and preparing meals. Where
should she start and how can she help from so far away?
Every hour of every day, there is someone in our area who
needs essential services or has worries like these, but they have
no idea who to call. In many cases, people, like the elderly gen-
tleman described above, will go without these necessary servic-
es because they do not know where to start. The newly activated
2-1-1 system in Otsego County and surrounding area can pro-
vide that starting point.
A turning point for our friends and neighbors in need has
arrived. Operators are now available to connect people in the
region with services in their local communities, thanks to the
expansion of the 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan. To celebrate the
debut of this life-changing new service to thirteen additional
Counties, a kick-off event was held on Monday, August 20th at
The Pere Marquette Depot in Bay City.
2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember telephone number that con-
nects callers with resources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
People looking for assistance can find it difficult to navigate the
complicated web of health and human service programs and
often don’t know where to begin. Now, help is available by sim-
ply picking up the phone and dialing 2-1-1. For those out of the
area, the 2-1-1 database can be accessed via the internet and
services in Otsego County searched for from anywhere.
“Never before have life changing resources been so easy to
find. 2-1-1 has the ability to improve the quality of life for
everyone in the County. It provides up to date information in a
very cost effective manner to anyone who is unsure about area
resources or options. This can be especially true for individuals
and families experiencing a hardship or loss for the first time,”
said Lorraine Manary, Executive Director of the Otsego County
United Way.
By dialing 2-1-1, callers will be connected with a trained, car-
ing professional who will assess their situation, identify their
needs and refer them to local resources who can help.
Individuals who want to help or have items to donate can also
connect by calling 2-1-1 and will be referred to local agencies.
2-1-1 provides information and referral for:
Basic Human Needs: food, clothing, shelter, utility assistance,
etc.
Physical and Mental Health: medical information, crisis inter-
vention services, support groups and counseling, etc.
Employment Support: unemployment benefits, financial
assistance, job training, etc.
Support for Older Americans and People with Disabilities:
home health care, adult day care, independent living, workforce
training, Meals on Wheels, etc.
Support for Children, Youth and Families: quality childcare, after-
school programs, summer camps, mentoring, tutoring, etc.
Crisis Calls: suicidal thoughts, domestic violence, Public
Health Emergencies, etc.
A National 2-1-1 Collaborative was started in 1997 led by
United Way of America and the Alliance of Information and
Referral Systems (AIRS). Here in Michigan, legislation reserving
the 2-1-1 dialing code was enacted in 2000. Since then, eight
regional call centers have opened to provide services to
Michigan.
As an expansion of 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan’s five Counties,
the move North and East to a regional 2-1-1 Center now pro-
vides information and referral services to residents in Alcona,
Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron,
Isabella, Midland, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle,
Roscommon, Saginaw and Tuscola Counties.
“Implementation of this thirteen-county 2-1-1 project brings
total statewide coverage to 94.4 percent and gives 531,795 more
Michigan citizens access to 2-1-1 services. Congratulations to
the many partners that have made 2-1-1 a reality,” said David
Eich, director of Michigan 2-1-1.
Bringing this important service to our region was very much a
collaborative effort. The Dow Chemical Company, Consumers
Energy and Several United Ways, including Otsego County
United Way, have been the leading force in bringing 2-1-1 online
in our region.
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Among the many Camp Daggett community supported events and donations
this year - Dr. Kyle Denholm and his staff hosted a 5K run fundraiser to bring
awareness to the childhood obesity epidemic. The camper scholarship pro-
gram at Camp Daggett received $207 from this effort.
COURTESY PHOTO
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
TO IMPROVE OUR SCHOOLS,
PARENTS MUST GET
INVOLVED
with Jim Daly and Dr. Juli Slattery
QUESTION: What can we as par-
ents do to improve public schools
in our area?
Most educators know that parental
involvement is absolutely critical to
what public schools are trying to do.
Others (fortunately not the majority)
see themselves as the professionals and
resent parental interference. We should
never accede to that idea. Parents are
ultimately responsible for the education
of their kids, and they should not sur-
render that authority. Educators are
their employees, paid with tax dollars,
and are accountable to the school-
board members whom parents elect.
The best schools are those with the
greatest parental involvement and sup-
port.
With that understanding, let me urge
you to visit your child's school to answer
questions of interest to you. Does the
staff understand the necessity for struc-
ture, respect and discipline in the class-
room? If so, why don't you call your
child's teacher and the principal and
express your appreciation to them. They
could use a pat on the back. Tell them
you stand ready to assist in carrying out
their important mission. If your school
system is not so oriented, get involved
to help turn the tide. Meet with parent
groups. Join the PTA. Review the text-
books. Work for the election of school-
board members who believe in tradi-
tional values and academic excellence.
Let me say it again: Schools function
best when the time-honored principle
of local control -- by parents -- prevails.
I believe it is making a comeback!
** ** **
QUESTION: Schools are asked to
accomplish many things on behalf
of our kids today. They are even
expected to teach them how to
have sex without spreading dis-
ease. What part of the curriculum
would you give the greatest prior-
ity?
Schools that try to do everything may
wind up doing very little. That's why I
believe we should give priority to the
academic fundamentals -- what used to
be called "readin', writin' and 'rith-
metic'." Of those three, the most impor-
tant is basic literacy. An appalling num-
ber of students graduating from high
school can't even read the employment
page of the newspaper or comprehend
an elementary book. Every one of those
young men and women will suffer years
of pain and embarrassment because of
our failure. That misery starts at a very
young age.
A tenth-grade boy was once referred
to me because he was dropping out of
school. I asked why he was quitting, and
he said with great passion, "I've been
miserable since first grade. I've felt
embarrassed and stupid every year. I've
had to stand up and read, but I can't
even understand a second grade book.
You people have had your last laugh at
me. I'm getting out." I told him I didn't
blame him for the way he felt; his suffer-
ing was our responsibility.
Teaching children to read should be
"Job One" for educators. Giving boys
and girls that basic skill is the founda-
tion on which other learning is built.
Unfortunately, millions of young people
are still functionally illiterate after com-
pleting twelve years of schooling and
receiving high school diplomas. There is
no excuse for this failure.
Research shows that every student,
with very few exceptions, can be taught
to read if the task is approached cre-
atively and individually. Admittedly,
some can't learn in group settings
because their minds wander and they
don't ask questions as readily. They
require one-on-one instruction from
trained reading specialists. It is expen-
sive for schools to support these reme-
dial teachers, but no expenditure would
be more helpful. Special techniques,
teaching machines and behavior-modi-
fication techniques can work in individ-
ual cases. Whatever is required, we must
provide it. Furthermore, the sooner this
help can be given, the better for the
emotional and academic well-being of
the child. By the fourth or
fifth grades, he or she has
already suffered the humilia-
tion of reading failure.
** ** **
Jim Daly is president of Focus on
the Family, host of the Focus on the
Family radio program, and a hus-
band and father of two.
Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psy-
chologist, co-host of Focus on the
Family, author of several books,
and a wife and mother of three.
Submit your questions to:
[email protected]
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Focus on the Family,
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The excitement continues through Sunday at the
Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair
By Jim Akans
The 2012 Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair is
underway, and there’s plenty of excitement
left in store for folks of every age and interest
through Sunday, August 26th. The arrival of
the annual county fair each year always
seems to rekindle a sense of late summer
adventure, and the Emmet-Charlevoix
County Fair offers a huge array of fun to re-
ignite that youthful spirit each year since the
fair began back at the dawn of the 20th
Century.
Coming events in the Grandstand area
include the Tough Truck (with ATV and Side-
by-Side Quad competitions added this year)
on Thursday, August 23rd starting at 7 pm,
and Autocross Racing on Friday, August 24th
starting at 7 pm. Admission for either of
these events is $10 for those 13 and up, $5
for those ages 5 to 12, and kids under 5 get in
free.
On Saturday evening, August 25th, the
spectacular Monster Truck Show will take
place at the Grandstand area beginning at 7
pm, and admission is $15 per person or $25
for two, $5 for those age 2 to 12, and free for
those under 2 years of age.
Plenty of thrills are also guaranteed along
the midway this weekend as Escanaba-based
Skerbeck Carnival provides lots of exciting
rides and games designed to test attendee’s
skills. Rides will be open daily Thursday
through Saturday from noon until 11 pm,
and from noon until 6 pm on Sunday. $20 all
day armbands will be available on Thursday,
there will be a “Dollar Day” ($1 per ride) spe-
cial from noon to 6 pm on Friday, and a $15
all day armband available on Sunday…and
rides will close at 6 pm on Sunday, August
26th. Daily gate admission is $5 for ages 13
and older, and those ages 12 and under are
admitted for free.
Be sure to stop by the horse barns and
check out the incredible work volunteers
have been putting in over the summer reno-
vating the oldest horse barn on the grounds.
The 100 x 50 foot barn dates back to the
early 1900’s, and the new tongue and groove
wood siding behind each stall and new stall
doors breathe new life into the structure that
has housed countless horses over the
decades.
The Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair is a
tremendous value for families and fun-seek-
ers looking for a wide array of outdoor late-
summer fun right here in northern Lower
Michigan. Take some time to stop by and
enjoy the many agricultural exhibits,
Grandstand excitement, and midway action
at the 2012 Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair.
For further information, including a full
schedule of events and downloadable fair
booklet, visit www.emmetcounty.org/fair/
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Runner Up. Baur was also named the Talent Competition
winner, Nadine Peterson received the award in the Evening
Gown category, and Julie Tippery was selected for the title of
Miss Congeniality.
The evening was full of talent, wit, enthusiasm and charm
delivered in grand and confident style by each of this year’s
contestants. In addition to the young ladies who were
named to the Queen’s court at the end of the evening, (and
what an extremely difficult decision that must have been for
the judges), this year’s pageant participants included Kelly
Furget, Anna Keller, Lindsey Beckley and Alexis Ames.
At the beginning of the evening’s festivities, which were
attended by a nearly full house of approximately 350 people,
the annual presentation of the 2012 Otsego County Fair Little
Miss and Little Mister took place. This year’s Little Miss is
Chloe Erwin and Jason Petersen was named the 2012 Little
Mister.
Congratulations on the excellent presentations, perform-
ances and wonderful personas shared by each of this year’s
Miss Otsego County Fair Queen contestants.
Kayenne Continued...
This year’s Otsego County Fair Little Miss is Chloe
Erwin and Jason Petersen was named the 2012
Little Mister.
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August 23, 2012 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! • Page 13
Its time to add to the list of resources that are free to recycle at
American Waste!
Up until the recent past those that wished to recycle glass at
American Waste (AKA Arrow Sanitation) in Gaylord had to pay
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for recycling. Those who haven’t visited American Waste recent-
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glass containers.
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Waste and drop it in the big metal bin next to the paper and
metal collection bins (both of which are free to recycle as well).
If you haven’t been to American Waste, head east on M-
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right onto the gravel road at the red street sign labeled “Little
League Drive.” It is just a short way down Little League Drive.
They are open Monday through Friday, 9AM-4:30PM, and
thanks to the County of Otsego they are running a pilot project
where recycling will be available Saturday from 9AM-12P
through the end of September.
It should be clarified, however, that in order to recycle plastic
at American Waste you still
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bag available at their front
desk for $3.50 each. This can
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dropped off next to the card-
board compactor for recycling
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too). Alternatively, plastic gro-
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be recycled for free at Meijer
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County takes plastics for free, and the Kalkaska and Grayling
recycling centers both accept #1 and #2 plastics for free.
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“Choose Your Path for Living” is the theme
for the second annual Senior Expo event,
expanded this year to address the changing
needs of the “Boomer” generation as well, to be
held at the Otsego County Sportsplex on
Wednesday, September 5th, from 2 to 7 pm.
Folks of every age will have a unique opportu-
nity to learn about the many different services
and products available for the boomer genera-
tion and for senior citizens right here in north-
ern Lower Michigan.
This year, the event has grown by over fifty-
percent, with over 65 vendors representing a
diverse array of services and products specifi-
cally addressing a wide array of needs, includ-
ing housing options, in-home services, medical
products and services, financial planning, elder
law, health and aging awareness, nutrition,
recreational resources, and much more.
Jim Driver, one of the organizers of the
event, observes, “This is an exciting opportuni-
ty for people to explore a wide-ranging array of
information in a single afternoon, and talk to
the people behind those products and services.
It would normally take weeks of someone’s
time to visit each of these professionals indi-
vidually.”
There will also be seven presenters during
the EXPO, each offering insights from their
areas of expertise. Those will include Teresa
Powers with fitness advice, Chad Capp with
financial goal planning strategies, Todd
Balkema with thoughts about estate planning,
Lisa Tingles discussing Alzheimer’s and Baby
Boomers, Home Depot with ideas regarding
home energy savings, and Jim Mathis will talk
about relationships and the “Sandwich
Generation.”
“The sandwich generation describes the
changing demands upon the boomers today,”
notes Driver. “There is a variety of needs that
age group is now facing. Some have older chil-
dren that have returned to live at home and
some have parents that are now living with
them. Each of these situations brings a new set
of challenges to the household.”
The “Boomers & Seniors” Expo event is free
to attend, and is being sponsored by the
Community Advocates for a Lifetime of Living.
Premier sponsors are The Home Depot of
Gaylord and Heartland Homecare and Hospice.
A dozen additional local businesses have also
become sponsors of this much anticipated
annual event. The Otsego County Sportsplex is
located at 1250 Gornick Avenue in Gaylord.
For additional information and a full list of
this year’s vendors and event sponsors, please
visit www.gaylordseniorexpo.com
With the idea of getting free books in children’s hands, the
Great Start Collaborative and Parent Coalition have launched
the FreeCycle Book Bin project in a three-county area of
Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties.
The project is a spin-off of the FreeCycle forum and allows
families to choose free books from bins at locations where fami-
lies and young children visit.
“Research tells us that children who own their own books are
more likely to read and more likely to be better readers academ-
ically,” said Maureen Hollocker, Director of Great Start of
Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. “Sixty one
percent of the children in low income families have no books at
all that are appropriate for children. We are starting with a total
of six bins and 300 books, with four more bins ready to go and
200 books in reserve to replenish the supply,” she said.
The first six bins will be placed at the East Jordan Family
Health Center, Central Lake Family Health Center, Boyne Area
Medical Center, and the Health Department of Northwest
Michigan locations in Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, and Bellaire.
Great Start is seeking suggestions on where to place the addi-
tional four bins. All the books have a sticker on the cover that
reads: “This Book is FREE – Great Start FreeCycle.”
The Great Start Collaborative and Parent Coalition launched a
FreeCycle forum on Facebook to give families an opportunity to
give and take gently used items for their children
such as sports equipment, clothing and more. The
forum is located at
www.facebook.com/GreatStartFreeCycle.
“When the Great Start Parent Coalition started to
spread the word to other families about the FreeCycle
Book Bin idea, we immediately started to get book
donations, “said Mandy Peterson, Great Start Parent
Coalition liaison. “We have over 700 books ready for
kids to take home and have high hopes that other
families will FreeCycle their gently used children
books with Great Start. We are looking for books in
good condition ranging in reading level from infant
board books to age twelve small chapter books.”
To donate books please contact Great Start at 231.582.8070 or
[email protected]
The Great Start Collaborative is currently made up of more
than 30 different participants and organizations from around
the community. Representatives from business, health, educa-
tion, human services, legislative, higher education, non-profit,
court systems, and parents are committed to creating a move-
ment in our area that seeks to involve the entire community in
supporting families as they raise their young children to suc-
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From August 24th to the 26th, the Wellington
Antique Tractor and Engine Club will present
their annual Tractor Show at Wellington Farm,
USA near Grayling. The three-day event will
feature lots and lots of tractors and a full slate
of events and activities for the entire family.
The show runs from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
daily. A highlight of each day is the Big
Machinery Parade, which happens each after-
noon of the show. In addition to the tractor
show there will be flea market vendors and
food concessions.
On Saturday evening, August 25 there will be
a Country Music Concert held on the
Mainstage of Wellington Farm, USA. The fea-
tured attraction will be "Whispers of the North”
- A Gordon Lightfoot Tribute that will be start-
ing at 7:30 pm.
Five years ago Mackinaw City guitarist Mike
Fornes assembled a band of four backing musi-
cians for a salute to Canadian balladeer
Gordon Lightfoot. The group’s work has devel-
oped into a stunning theatre show that repli-
cates the Lightfoot concert experience. Rainy
day people, fans of Great Lakes lore and hearts
who have lost a love are invited to gather for an
evening of “up north” folk music.
Tickets are currently on sale at the
Wellington Farm Visitor Center. Price of
admission to the concert is $12.50 per person.
This very highly acclaimed show is presented
on a regular basis to capacity audiences in the
Straits area. Don't miss this opportunity to see
this great show right here in the heart of
Northern Michigan.
Wellington Farm is located at 6944 S. Military
Road just off I-75 and US-127 southwest of
Grayling. More information can be obtained
by calling 989 348 5187 or visiting the website
at www.wellingtonfarmpark.org.
Tractors and Music Highlight Wellington Weekend
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1363 West Main, (next to Mancino`s) Gaylord

Highest Paying Coin &
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By Jim Akans
“People often tell us we are the friendliest
and the most honest coin and scrap gold
dealer in the north,” states Roger Martin,
who along with his wife Dianna, own Alpine
Gold & Silver Exchange, located on M-32
West next to Mancino’s in Gaylord. And
while Roger has been in this line of business
for over ten years, including once having a
store in nearby Grayling, the shop in Gaylord
is relatively new to the area, and Roger and
Dianna look forward to serving customers
throughout northern Lower Michigan.
“We know that once people stop by,” he
affirms, “they will come back to see us again.
I believe people can ‘read’ people when they
meet them, and we are confident are cus-
tomers will see that we are honest, will pay
the highest value for their coins and scrap
gold, and we are extremely knowledgeable
about our business. We also have a nice vari-
ety of collector coins available for purchase.

Roger recalls that he first became interest-
ed in collecting coins back when he was just
a third-grader in school. “A kid brought in
one of those blue Whitman penny collection
books and he had three silver Lincoln pen-
nies in it. I was hooked then and there.”
He points out that if people have old coins
at home and are curious about the value of
those coins, Alpine Gold & Silver Exchange
offers a free appraisal service.
“We encourage people to come in and
have us take a look at them,” he relates. “We
will look at the grade and condition, series
and key dates, and give them a fair estimate
of what they may be worth. I always advise
people not to clean any old coins they may
have, as that can ultimately diminish the
value.”
Alpine Gold & Silver Exchange also buys
scrap gold and broken or unwanted jewelry
items. Roger states that over the years he
has earned a reputation for offering cus-
tomers the best value for those items.
He notes, “We often pay up to 60 or 70
percent more for those items than people
will receive at an ‘event’ type traveling sale.
We have earned a solid reputation for our
honesty, fairness and knowledge over the
years. We firmly understand that ‘word of
mouth’ referrals are our best promotion.”
Whether interested in purchasing coins for
a collection, or selling old coins, scrap gold
or silver, stop by and visit Roger and Dianna
Martin at Alpine Gold & Silver Exchange in
Gaylord. The shop is located at 1363 W. Main
Street (M-32), is open Monday through
Saturday from 9 am until 6 pm, and can be
contacted at (989) 448-2400.
Whether interested in purchasing coins for a collection, or selling old coins, scrap gold or
silver, or having old coins appraised for free, stop by and visit Roger and Dianna Martin at
Alpine Gold & Silver Exchange, located on West M-32 (next to Mancinos) in Gaylord.
Alpine Gold & Silver Exchange also offers a wide variety of collectable coins that are
available for purchase; a great opportunity to start or add to a coin collecting hobby.
PHOTO BY JIM AKANS
By Dave Baragrey
As we begin a new year you can make
a difference in our local economy. Make
a commitment to shop at stores owned
and operated by your neighbors.
The benefits of shopping at stores
owned by locals are well documented by
research. Studies done by economists
show that:
•When you spend $100 at a locally
owned business $62 stays in our com-
munity.
•When you spend $100 at a national
chain $42 stays in our community.
•When you spend $100 on-line $0
stays in our community.
These figures alone should convince
you of the benefit of shopping at inde-
pendently owned local businesses but
there is so much more. Spending at a
locally owned business leads to better
schools, better roads and local support
of community charities and fundraisers.
Studies also show that local, inde-
pendently owned businesses paid high-
er wages and used more local goods and
services stretching that local dollar even
further.
In yet another reason for consumers
to consider shopping locally, new
research reveals that successful small
businesses are helping bolster sagging
real estate markets in some communi-
ties.
That's the finding of the American
Express Open Independent Retail Index,
which found that neighborhoods with
thriving independent businesses saw
home values outperform citywide mar-
kets by 50 percent over the last 14 years.
The report specifically studied 27
neighborhoods where small businesses
have thrived in 15 major U.S. cities, con-
cluding that home values there outper-
formed their broader markets.
In addition, when you shop at inde-
pendently owned businesses you will
often deal with the owner of the busi-
ness. Their knowledge of the product or
service and their concern to see you
leave as a happy customer will usually
result in a very pleasant shopping expe-
rience.
If consumers would simply look for
the opportunity to shift a portion of
their spending from on-line businesses
to locally owned businesses it could
make a difference in our region of
Northern Michigan.
Make 2012 the year you make the
effort to make a difference. Make the
decision to move 10% of your spending
to independently owned businesses.
The elegance of the 10 percent shift
right now is that it doesn’t ask people to
expand their budgets and spend more.
It asks people to be more conscious
about where they spend what they’ve
already budgeted for.
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By Jim Akans
Benjamin’s Beaver Creek, part of the amaz-
ing Resorts of Distinction nationwide net-
work of members-only resorts that compris-
es approximately 110 sites and over 130,000
members, is now offering new membership
options specifically tailored to meet the
needs of local area residents.
Joe Smith; Member Services Director for
Beaver Creek, states, “In past we have
focused on memberships for those who live
out of local area. We are now introducing a
local Alpine Membership, which several
options offered that are geared toward local
residents,
The announcement of the new Alpine
Membership options comes on the heels of
the recent change of ownership at the
Natural Golf Course, located adjacent to
Benjamin’s Beaver Creek. With these two
outstanding northern Michigan destinations
now working together as a team, the incredi-
ble number of offerings for fun, recreation
and entertainment for the whole family is
stronger than ever before. In addition to the
convenient access to golfing at the Natural,
Beaver Creek offers;
- Indoor pool heated year round
- 280-foot water slide
- Clubhouse that includes a kids with
arcade, lounge, family clubhouse
- Hot Tub and sauna
- Live music and karaoke
- Hayrides, horseshoe tournaments and
putt-putt golf
- A huge variety of activities designed
especially for the kids
- Camping (with rental campers available)
and 40 cabins accommodating between six
and 12 guests
- Cross county skiing and snowshoeing on
the golf course during the winter season and
much, much more.
Joe Smith relates, “We are very excited to
get the word out about our new Alpine
Memberships. I encourage people to give
me call give, take a tour of property and see
what we have to offer. Beaver Creek is about
affordable family year round fun.”
To learn more about new Alpine member-
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Paul Keller and his renowned jazz group
make a repeat performance at 7:30 PM on
Saturday, August 25. Appearing with Paul at
the Lakes of the North Clubhouse will be
Cary Kocher, Dave Bennett, Pete Siers,
Duncan McMillan, and Sarah D'Angelo.
Paul Keller is well-known and well-
respected as a world class jazz string bassist,
composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was
honored in 2001 as the West Michigan Jazz
Society's Jazz Musician of the year and by
the 2002 Detroit Music Awards as
Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist.
Vibraphonist Cary Kocher has been play-
ing with Paul Keller since their days together
in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony (1977-
1980). Cary is one of the most versatile and
creative jazz musicians in our region, per-
forming regularly throughout the Midwest
on drums and vibraphone.
A self-taught musical prodigy, Dave
Bennett began playing on a clarinet given to
him by his grandfather. At 15 he joined The
New Reformation Dixieland Jazz Band. Now
at the ripe old age of 26, he has blossomed
into one of America's great young jazz tal-
ents.
A native of Saginaw, Pete Siers emerged on
the jazz scene during his undergraduate
years at Aquinas College. In 1986 Pete joined
the Eddie Russ Trio, which led him to Ann
Arbor. Since then, Pete has become every-
body's favorite drummer.
Duncan McMillan has established a repu-
tation as a versatile musician, working as a
sideman with such artists as Jon Hendricks,
Aretha Franklin, and Rodney Whitaker. He is
in demand as both a pianist and organist as
well as being a well-respected musical direc-
tor/arranger.
About vocalist/clarinetist Sarah D'Angelo,
Paul Keller says, "Our audiences adore Sarah
and so do her bandmates. She possesses a
natural and intuitive jazz feel, spot-on pitch
control, a deep devotion to the study of her
art, and a laid-back, friendly demeanor that
makes working with her a genuine pleasure."
Tickets for the concert are available at the
door. Adults are $15, ages 13-18 are $5, and
children under 13, accompanied by a paying
adult, are free. For more information, call
231-585-6360.
Kathy Kosins has taken the jazz world by
storm. Herb Wong of the esteemed
International Association of Jazz Educators
named Kosins as one of the top six vocalists
of 2005. The Chicago Reader would rave
about her 'solid intonation, unwavering
swing and a voice that can conjure both the
girl next door and her older wiser sister.'
Harnessing the essence of the song with
imaginative interpretations and sassy savoir
faire, Kathy Kosins is definitely a vocalist on
the rise." Kathy has performed on The
Opera House stage before and we are
pleased to welcome her back on Saturday,
August 25 at 7:30pm with her “live by
Request” program
Critically acclaimed voice, eclectic musical
palette, recipient of the 2001 Michigan coun-
cil of the Arts/Artserve Michigan Jazz
Composers Award, Six time ASCAP Award
winning songwriter, and Jazz educator,
define Kathy Kosins the Jazz artist.
A serious musician from Detroit, she
began singing and arranging background
vocals for producer Don Was in the early
eighties, acquiring over 35 credits to her
name. As a lead vocalist she recorded for
both Cararre (Sony) and Quality Records
then toured with Was/Not Was. By the early
nineties, her musical taste in R&B evolved to
straight ahead Jazz. Stints
with the JC Heard and
Nelson Riddle Orchestras
followed and led to a 1996
release of "All In A Dreams
Work" (Schoolkids Records),
an impressive debut featur-
ing a first rate collection of
nine originals and a cover of
Miles' Four. Reported by
over 250 Jazz stations, she
reached the top 20 in the
Gavin. Her 2002 release of
"Mood Swings" (Chiaroscuro
Records) continues to bring
her recognition and success
at the national level. Kathy
torches her way through the
sessions, infusing her
original material with
the romance of the
swing era. Audiences
respond immediately
to her music. Directly
focused, expressive
and sexy, with a tinge
of soul around the
edges, Kathy Kosins is
a strong performer
who delivers a song in
smashing fashion.
In addition to her
vocal renderings,
Kathy is a gifted artist.
Commissioned paint-
ings by Kosins are held
in private collections
throughout the United
States. Kosins says her
painting is total
improvisation. "I
never have an idea or
color scheme in mind
when I pick up a
brush. I paint strictly
from my intuition,"
she says, adding that the hardest part is
acknowledging when a piece is done. "It was
no different with the old jazz masters. They
could play endless solos all night, using the
same form." Her paintings will also be on
display at The Opera house during her per-
formance.
This concert is sponsored in part by the
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural
Affairs. Tickets may be purchased from the
Box Office by calling 231-627-6841.
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Mercy Hospice of Grayling hosting 4th
“Ramble to the Pines”
On September 8th, Mercy Hospice of
Grayling will host its 4th Annual Ramble to the
Pines, a hybrid memorial event and fundraiser
for the hospice. Taking place along the six mile
bike path between the Grayling City Hall and
the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, par-
ticipants can walk, run, or bike their way along
the trail, between four rest stations and
amongst others who have had loved ones on
hospice services or friends of the hospice pro-
gram.
Participants who register for $25 or higher
will receive a free t-shirt for the event.
Personalized handmade
ceramic leaves will be waiting
for pick up at designated spots
along the route, free of cost,
for families or friends of
patients who have died while
in the care of Mercy Hospice
within the past year.
This year, the hospice is also
giving away prizes for the
highest dollar amount raised
by an individual participant
and the highest dollar amount
raised by a team or group. The
event will also feature a
“mobile silent auction” – items will be dis-
played and available to bid on at both the
beginning of the walk and at the end.
“This event is twofold: for those who have
had loved ones on service, we look at it as a
memorial service,” states Jillian Tremonti,
Volunteer Coordinator at Mercy Hospice, “and
for friends of the hospice, we are coming
together to fundraise in order for us here at the
hospice to continue our work.”
As a non-profit organization, Mercy Hospice
is committed to making the last few weeks or
months of our patients' lives as comfortable
and love-filled as possible. Mercy Hospice feels
that they are privileged to be able to participate
with families in this process of their lives.
“Through participating in the Ramble to the
Pines, you choose to support us
in our mission to aid families
and patients in making this
important transition,” explains
Tremonti.
Mercy Hospice has been
serving northern Michigan
families for a quarter of a cen-
tury, covering Crawford,
Roscommon, Otsego, Montmorency, Kalkaska,
Oscoda, Ogemaw, Clare, and Gladwin counties.
To register or donate to the event, contact the
hospice at 989-348-4383.
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Michigan Department of Community Health
(MDCH). The victim is a child from Washtenaw
County who was exposed to swine at the
Ingham County Fair on August 1. The child had
a mild illness and was not hospitalized.
Preliminary test results from the MDCH
Bureau of Laboratories indicate the presence of
the H3N2v virus, and the specimen will be sent
on to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for
confirmatory tests.
According to the CDC, 145 cases of H3N2v
had been reported as of last week, with most of
them – 113 cases – occurring in Indiana. Thirty
(30) were reported in Ohio, one in Illinois and
one in Hawaii. Most of those afflicted are chil-
dren under 18 years of age, and most cases
have been mild. The CDC has also stated that,
although the outbreaks will continue to be
monitored closely, they do not constitute a
pandemic. Direct exposure to infected pigs has
been the primary cause, and there is no clear
evidence of sustained human-to-human
spread of the virus.
With the arrival of Northern Michigan’s
county fair season, Joshua Meyerson, M.D.,
Medical Director for the Health Department of
Northwest Michigan, offers some special pre-
cautions for fairgoers, and anyone else who
may be exposed to pigs or areas where swine
are kept, such as livestock barns.
“High-risk people – that is, people with
underlying lung, heart or immune system
problems – should avoid contact with pigs, and
the barns where they are held,” Dr. Meyerson
cautioned. “Everyone should avoid eating or
drinking while in these facilities, and never
take children’s ‘sippy cups’ into the barns.
Hand-washing stations or hand sanitizers
should be available, and should be used.”
The CDC also recommends avoiding close
contact with swine, particularly those that
appear or act ill. Individuals who develop flu-
like symptoms should follow normal precau-
tions, seek medical treatment and follow physi-
cian recommendations. Any recent exposures
to swine or livestock facilities should be report-
ed to the physician at the time of treatment, for
possible follow-up investigation.
The Health Department of Northwest
Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public
Health Code to promote wellness, prevent dis-
ease, provide quality healthcare, address health
problems of vulnerable populations, and pro-
tect the environment for the residents and visi-
tors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego
counties.
For more information and updates on
H3N2v in Michigan, visit the Health
Department of Northwest Michigan online at
www.nwhealth.org, on Facebook at www.face-
book.com/nwhealthdepartment, or follow us
on Twitter.
West Nile Virus has claimed the life of a
woman from Washtenaw County, marking
Michigan’s first death from the mosquito-borne
illness this year. The woman, who was between
75 and 85 years of age, was reportedly in good
health prior to showing symptoms of the virus
and being hospitalized earlier this month.
According to the Michigan Department of
Community Health (MDCH), Michigan is one
of several Midwestern states reporting an
increased number of West Nile cases, occurring
earlier than in past seasons. MDCH reports
that Michigan’s unusually hot, dry summer
weather has favored mosquitoes that can carry
the virus. Most cases occur in August and
September; this year, the state’s first confirmed
case occurred in late July, involving a 44-year-
old Oakland County man.
“There are simple precautions that will mini-
mize the risk of exposure to mosquitoes carry-
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M.D., Medical Director for the Health
Department of Northwest Michigan. “Standing
water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
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old car tires or anything else that could attract
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toes from entering buildings.
“There are
no immedi-
ate signs of
illness in
someone bit-
ten by a mos-
quito carry-
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Dr. Meyerson
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“Symptoms
may develop
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mild illness and fever that resolve normally.
Most people do not become seriously ill,
although older people – those 50 and above –
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involve encephalitis or meningitis, marked by
unexplained stiffness in the neck, disorienta-
tion, muscle fatigue or paralysis.”
MDCH urges physicians to test patients for
West Nile Virus if they present with any of these
symptoms, or other signs of possible
encephalitis or meningitis. Last year, the virus
accounted for two deaths and 34 serious ill-
nesses among Michigan residents. The Centers
for Disease Control (CDC) reported 712 cases
and 34 deaths nationwide.
The Health Department of Northwest
Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public
Health Code to promote wellness, prevent dis-
ease, provide quality healthcare, address health
problems of vulnerable populations, and pro-
tect the environment for the residents and visi-
tors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego
counties.
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Across
1- Pole, for one
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10- Sites
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16- Camaro model
17- Trompe l'___
18- Out
19- Adriatic seaport
20- Pretense of courage
22- Endless
24- Prince Valiant's wife
26- Suitably
27- Owner of a slave
30- Less covered
32- Keyboard key
33- Gaming cubes
34- Abominable Snowman
38- Plaything
39- Make tough
42- Involuntary muscular contraction
43- Corp. VIP, briefly
45- Dies ___
46- First name in cosmetics
48- Capital of Vietnam
50- Thin candles
51- Take
54- Christine of "Chicago Hope"
56- Greeting
58- Pride woman
62- "Dilbert" intern
63- Playwright Rice
65- Like Nash's lama
66- Pan's opposite
67- Approaches
68- Golfer's "watch out!"
69- Historic Scott
70- Fortune-telling cards
71- Blemish
Down
1- Highbrow
2- Lecherous look
3- Converse competitor
4- Resembling a valve
5- Roam
6- Under way
7- In shape
8- Part of HOMES
9- Not subject to rent
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12- Reef material
13- With no emotion
21- On one's toes
23- Extra-wide shoe size
25- Lady's maid
27- Dole (out)
28- Strong as ___
29- Eye sore
31- Hurt
33- Hard, in Havana
35- Novel ending
36- A wedding cake may have three
of these
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40- Salve
41- Cool!
44- Pattern of squares
47- By-product
49- GI mail drop
50- Need for liquid
51- Give merit
52- Actor Romero
53- Aromatic spice
55- Olds model
57- Zeno's home
59- Hydroxyl compound
60- Antitoxins
61- Move sideways, killed
64- Blemish
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BestCrosswords.com - Puzzle #1 for August 19, 2012

Across
1- Pole, for one; 5- Thin,
crisp biscuit; 10- Sites; 14-
St. Petersburg's river; 15-
Blazing; 16- Camaro
model; 17- Trompe l'___;
18- Out; 19- Adriatic
seaport; 20- Pretense of
courage; 22- Endless; 24-
Prince Valiant's wife; 26-
Suitably; 27- Owner of a
slave; 30- Less covered;
32- Keyboard key; 33-
Gaming cubes; 34-
Abominable Snowman; 38
- Plaything; 39- Make
tough; 42- Involuntary
muscular contraction; 43-
Corp. VIP, briefly; 45-
Dies ___; 46- First name
in cosmetics; 48- Capital
of Vietnam; 50- Thin
candles; 51- Take; 54-
Christine of "Chicago
Hope"; 56- Greeting; 58-
Pride woman; 62- "Dilbert"
intern; 63- Playwright
Rice; 65- Like Nash's
lama; 66- Pan's opposite; 67- Approaches; 68- Golfer's "watch out!"; 69- Historic Scott; 70-
Fortune-telling cards; 71- Blemish;

Down
1- Highbrow; 2- Lecherous look; 3- Converse competitor; 4- Resembling a valve; 5- Roam;
6- Under way; 7- In shape; 8- Part of HOMES; 9- Not subject to rent; 10- Collection of
books; 11- Praying figure; 12- Reef material; 13- With no emotion; 21- On one's toes; 23-
Extra-wide shoe size; 25- Lady's maid; 27- Dole (out); 28- Strong as ___; 29- Eye sore; 31-
Hurt; 33- Hard, in Havana; 35- Novel ending; 36- wedding cake may have three of these;
37- Frozen treats; 40- Salve; 41- Cool!; 44- Pattern of squares; 47- By-product; 49- GI mail
drop; 50- Need for liquid; 51- Give merit; 52- Actor Romero; 53- Aromatic spice; 55- Olds
model; 57- Zeno's home; 59- Hydroxyl compound; 60- Antitoxins; 61- Move sideways,
killed; 64- Blemish;
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A c r o s s
1 - P o l e , f o r o n e ; 5 - T h i n ,
c r i s p b i s c u i t ; 1 0 - S i t e s ; 1 4 -
S t . P e t e r s b u r g ' s r i v e r ; 1 5 -
B l a z i n g ; 1 6 - C a m a r o
m o d e l ; 1 7 - T r o m p e l ' _ _ _ ;
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c o u r a g e ; 2 2 - E n d l e s s ; 2 4 -
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C o r p . V I P , b r i e f l y ; 4 5 -
D i e s _ _ _ ; 4 6 - F i r s t n a m e
i n c o s m e t i c s ; 4 8 - C a p i t a l
o f V i e t n a m ; 5 0 - T h i n
c a n d l e s ; 5 1 - T a k e ; 5 4 -
C h r i s t i n e o f " C h i c a g o
H o p e " ; 5 6 - G r e e t i n g ; 5 8 -
P r i d e w o m a n ; 6 2 - " D i l b e r t "
i n t e r n ; 6 3 - P l a y w r i g h t
R i c e ; 6 5 - L i k e N a s h ' s
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F o r t u n e - t e l l i n g c a r d s ; 7 1 - B l e m i s h ;

D o w n
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6 - U n d e r w a y ; 7 - I n s h a p e ; 8 - P a r t o f H O M E S ; 9 - N o t s u b j e c t t o r e n t ; 1 0 - C o l l e c t i o n o f
b o o k s ; 1 1 - P r a y i n g f i g u r e ; 1 2 - R e e f m a t e r i a l ; 1 3 - W i t h n o e m o t i o n ; 2 1 - O n o n e ' s t o e s ; 2 3 -
E x t r a - w i d e s h o e s i z e ; 2 5 - L a d y ' s m a i d ; 2 7 - D o l e ( o u t ) ; 2 8 - S t r o n g a s _ _ _ ; 2 9 - E y e s o r e ; 3 1 -
H u r t ; 3 3 - H a r d , i n H a v a n a ; 3 5 - N o v e l e n d i n g ; 3 6 - w e d d i n g c a k e m a y h a v e t h r e e o f t h e s e ;
3 7 - F r o z e n t r e a t s ; 4 0 - S a l v e ; 4 1 - C o o l ! ; 4 4 - P a t t e r n o f s q u a r e s ; 4 7 - B y - p r o d u c t ; 4 9 - G I m a i l
d r o p ; 5 0 - N e e d f o r l i q u i d ; 5 1 - G i v e m e r i t ; 5 2 - A c t o r R o m e r o ; 5 3 - A r o m a t i c s p i c e ; 5 5 - O l d s
m o d e l ; 5 7 - Z e n o ' s h o m e ; 5 9 - H y d r o x y l c o m p o u n d ; 6 0 - A n t i t o x i n s ; 6 1 - M o v e s i d e w a y s ,
k i l l e d ; 6 4 - B l e m i s h ;
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Jet Ormsbee representing the
Gaylord Kiwanis Club presents
Marilyn Kaczanowski, Friendship
Housing Center a check for $1,000 to
help with ongoing operations. With an
international focus of "Serving the
Children of the World" our local
Kiwanis Club serves the children of
the community with "Terrific Kids",
Aktion Club, Christmas Food Baskets,
dictionary schoolproject, 100 book
project, scholarships and much more.
Of the 295 people Friendship
Housing Center served in 2011, one-
third were children. This money will
help to provide a safe place for those
children and families who through no
fault of their own need the services
provided by Friendship Housing
Center.
“Our Gaylord Kiwanis Club is very
grateful for the generous nature of our
community in responding to our
fundraisers like the Alpenfest Dime
Toss, Wings Over Gaylord Dance, and
October " Kountry Koncert" held at
the Gornick Auditorium each year
which enable us to raise the funds
needed to support our projects and
donations to other local causes
including the Friendship Housing
Center. Kiwanis meets each Thursday
morning for a breakfast meeting at
BJ's at 7am. New members are always
welcome", Rob Westerman,
President.
Friendship Housing Center receive
Gaylord Kiwanis Club donation
Jet Ormsbee
representing
the Gaylord
Kiwanis Club
presents
Marilyn
Kaczanowski,
Friendship
housing
Center a
check for
$1,000 to help
with ongoing
operations.
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WD (Stock #12J30A) 2009 Cadillac CTS A
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2006 Chevy Equinox (Stock #F0611A)
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