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30, 2009

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Tri-County Exchange Student up and try again -- over and over before statement in a domestic cold war. • Use more energy-efficient lighting
Opportunities they finally win.” So how can you learn throughout your home. Light-emitting
to quit giving up on your goals? SUC- Others may take on projects too large diodes (LEDs) have come a long way
CASE Exchange Student Programs is CESS Magazine offers the following for one person to handle, yet insist on and are often 10 times more efficient
offering American teens the opportu- tips for more successful goal-setting: doing everything themselves, because than compact fluorescents.
nity to study in France for a summer, they believe they are the only person
and is also looking for host homes in - Write down a list of goals. Cynthia suited to the task. “Another way people • Choose pet products and pet health
the Tri-County area for foreign teens Kersey, author of “Unstoppable: 45 create stress is when they believe they care providers who share your concern
due to arrive in January for the 2nd se- Powerful Stories of Perseverance and are the only person who can do some- for the natural world. For example,
mester of this high school year. Triumph from People Just Like You,” thing, and they don’t involve or collab- World’s Best Cat Litter is made from
suggests focusing on how you want to orate with other people,” says Fletcher. all-natural ingredients with no added
According to the CASE Field Director, be remembered. “List the qualities, “Women do it at home a lot, and I be- chemicals or perfumes, so it is totally
Sandra Storer, applications are now be- deeds and characteristics for which you lieve both genders do it a lot at work.” safe for cats and the whole family. The
ing accepted for American teens 15-18 would like to be remembered by your chemical-free litter is especially suit-
to travel for one or two weeks to France friends, spouse, children, co-workers, So how can self-stressors learn to stop able for people and pets with allergies
in a homestay program. The students the community and even the world.” creating their own anxiety? Fletcher and chemical sensitivities because it
will be provided room, board and offers the following tips: is silica dust-free. Also, the product is
guidance during their stay in France, - Set out a plan to accomplish your safe if ingested by pets or humans be-
and a program representative will be goals. Tracy suggests listing what little • Learn to trust. You have to give the cause it contains no toxins.
available 24/7 to oversee the exchange steps will take you to your goal, then people around you a little rope. If you
stay. organizing them by priority and se- always do every project yourself, the • Close down your computer at night.
quence. Figure out how much time and people you work with will never learn Hitting the off button is worth an av-
The program is also looking for host money you will need to accomplish to pull their own weight. You have to erage of $90 of electricity a year. The
homes for incoming 2nd semester stu- your goals, and revisit and revise your trust them with pieces of the project. Department of Energy recommends
dents due to arrive in January. The plan accordingly. Failure is only another learning oppor- shutting off your monitor if you aren’t
students are 15 to 18, have full medical tunity. going to use it for more than 20 min-
insurance, pocket money and have ex- - Manage your mindset. Keep your fo- utes, and the whole system if you’ll be
pressed a true desire to be an exchange cus by surrounding yourself with peo- • Set clear goals. You should know what offline for more than two hours.
student for 5 months. Families with ple who will help you accomplish your you want. You should also know what
or without children are eligible to of- goals. Arrange your workspace and you need to do to get what you want. If • One day each week, leave the car in
fer their hospitality. The student can home so you’ll be reminded of your you lose focus, you may find yourself the garage all day.
share a room, but not a bed. commitments. “When you form the overwhelmed by the sheer number of
habit of starting your productivity ear- things that need to be accomplished. • Our parents were on to something
In particular, the program is looking lier in the day, associating with more -; when leaving a room, turn off the
for a host family for a 16 year old girl positive people, managing the news • Choose an accountability partner. lights.
from Belgium who is a straight A stu- and information you feed your mind, Find a friend or family member (albeit
dent, enjoys playing the Saxophone controlling the language you use -- es- one who does not live with you) who • Drip. Drip. Drip. A leaky faucet can
and loves sports; and a 17 year old boy pecially the ways in which you describe will both listen to you and hold you ac- waste up to 20 gallons of water a day.
from Brazil who says he enjoys playing yourself -- you will find it easier to suc- countable. A leaky toilet can flush an extra 200
soccer, riding horses, computers and ceed,” says Jim Cathcart, professional gallons every day. Put six drops of food
has a good sense of humor. speaker and founder of the Cathcart To read the complete interview with coloring in the tank. Wait ten minutes.
Institute Inc. “Become the person who Susan Fletcher and for more informa- If you find color in the bowl, you have
CASE is a non-profit organization and would achieve your goals and who tion on how to take control of your a leaker.
is designated as a J-1 exchange visitor would deserve them.” life, visit SUCCESS magazine online at
program by the US Government. For www.SUCCESS.com. • Planning to build a new home or add
more information call the regional of- For more information, visit www.SUC- on to your existing residence? Locate
fice toll free at: 1-877-417-9675, or visit CESS.com. contractors who participate in green
the program’s website at: www. Green Living: A Plus For Our building programs.
case-usa.org Planet
Are You Stressing Yourself Out? • Take a cue from our grandparents.
(NewsUSA) - How green is your world? Use natural resources to clean. Lemon
Learn How to Set a Goal (NewsUSA) - It’s true that some stress For some of us, the inconvenient truth juice and vinegar were powerful tools
is unavoidable -- you will feel pres- is this: When it comes to “greening” in the past.
(NewsUSA) - To paraphrase Mark sured at work, wake up late, have bills our home, our lifestyle, our family and
Twain, “Giving up smoking is the easi- to pay and deal with professional and our pets, we are not always sure where • Get out the caulking gun, and weather
est thing in the world. I know because personal obligations. But are the de- to begin. strip your home.
I’ve done it thousands of times.” Set- mands on your time really that unfor-
ting a goal, whether it be to lose weight, giving, or are you needlessly elevating Here are some easy-to-embrace, eco- • Walk, bike or car pool whenever pos-
earn a promotion or spend more time your stress levels? friendly tips. Try some. Try them all. sible. You’ll save energy and burn a few
with your family, is easy -- it’s carrying We and the planet may be better for extra calories.
through that proves problematic. Not “every bit of stress we have is self- them.
created,” says Susan Fletcher, a prac-
And yet, the world’s most successful ticing psychologist, consultant and the • One coffee cup? Two cereal bowls? Dancing with Diabetes: One
people are intensely goal-orientated. author of “Working in the Smart Zone” Don’t put the dishwasher to work. Ballerina’s Story
They know what they want, and they and “Parenting in the Smart Zone,” Rinse and air dry. Run the energy-sap-
focus on achieving it every day. So in a recent interview with SUCCESS ping dishwasher only when it’s full and (NewsUSA) - Zippora Karz should have
what’s the difference between a top ex- Magazine. “But every single person can on its energy-saver mode. been ecstatic. After three years with
ecutive and everybody else? make things harder than they need to the New York City Ballet, the 21-year-
be.” • Take shorter showers and consider old ballerina was about to star in a new
“The fact is that successful people fail baths a special treat. Hot water heaters ballet, Les Petits Riens, in a role cre-
far more than unsuccessful people,” Some people add stress into their are a major energy drain. Insulate your ated especially for her. But Karz was
says Brian Tracy, a top management lives by reading too much into things. water heater. Install low-flow shower chronically exhausted, suffered from
consultant, in a recent Q&A with SUC- Sometime a look is just a look. And a heads -; you’ll cut your water usage excessive thirst and frequent urination,
CESS Magazine. “Successful people try dirty mug left in the sink may just be and water-heating costs. and had developed raw, ugly sores on
more things, fall down, pick themselves a dirty mug, not a passive-aggressive the underside of her arms. The prob-
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00264483 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009

neglected, abandoned or orphaned. from obesity are more likely to develop back into your skinny jeans might just exercising, sleeping well and taking a
Travelers, in interacting with the sleep apnea, and people with sleep be an extra bonus. daily multivitamin. Adequate nutrition
home’s staff and children, see exactly apnea are more likely to be obese. can help the immune system fight
how Bread and Water for Africa’s work It’s Flu Season, But Don’t Forget off infection, so eat well and include
benefits communities. But some studies show a clear link About Colds plenty of nutrient-rich, balanced foods
between decreased REM sleep, or in your diet. Drinking water will help
Another charity, Running Strong deep sleep, and weight gain. A study (NewsUSA) - With the widespread flush toxins out of the body, while also
for American Indian Youth (www. presented at an Annual Meeting of the concern about the H1N1 virus, also improving hydration.”
indianyouth.org), has run a similar Associated Professional Sleep Societies, known as swine flu, many Americans
tour every September for the past 20 which used 163 obstructive sleep apnea might forget about another threat -- the “Hygiene also plays a role, so take
years that takes participants to Indian patients, found that patients with the common cold. care to wash hands frequently, avoid
reservations in South Dakota. Over smallest amount of REM sleep were touching the eyes, nose or mouth, and
the course of a week, visitors not only almost 20 pounds heavier than other While colds often prove less serious frequently clean oft-touched surfaces,
experience Lakota culture first-hand, patients. Following treatment, patients than the flu, they result in days of like keyboards and door knobs,” he says.
but also see how Running Strong’s who experienced the biggest increase in misery -- not to mention missed work
programs improve reservation life. REM sleep also showed the most weight and school. And with today’s busy But if you already feel a cold coming
loss. lifestyles and economic woes, no one on, all is not lost -- some products
When Lacking Zzzs Packs on can afford to get sick with a cold. can reduce the length of the common
Pounds The relationship between REM sleep cold when taken at the first sign of
and body weight may not be restricted The common cold shares symptoms symptoms. For example, Dr. Tucker
(NewsUSA) - Americans often dislike simply to sleep apnea patients -- after with the flu, including sore throat, nasal explains that zinc products, such as
what they see when they step on a all, lifestyles and work hours often congestion, sneezing, and stuffy or Zicam Cold Remedy, can reduce the
scale, leading them to try diet pills, fad shorten the number of hours that runny nose. But unlike the flu, colds do duration and severity of your cold if
diets and countless other weight loss Americans sleep. not usually cause fever, fatigue, body taken within 24 to 48 hours after the
“remedies.” But many people fail to aches or dry cough. That’s because the onset of symptoms.
consider a crucial player in the weight Too little sleep can cause any number of cold and flu are caused by different
gain game -- a good night’s sleep. health problems, including headaches, viruses. While influenza viruses cause Americans looking to protect their
difficulty concentrating, excessive the flu, it’s the rhinovirus, which comes families should stock their medicine
Take obstructive sleep apnea. In this daytime sleepiness and increased risk of in more than 100 strains, that results cabinets so they will be prepared to
common sleep disorder, soft tissue in heart disease and diabetes. If you’re not in the stuffy, runny misery that is the nip a cold in the bud before full-blown
the back of the throat collapses during sure whether you exhibit signs of sleep common cold. symptoms appear.
sleep, blocking the airway. Patients with deprivation, go to the American Sleep
obstructive sleep apnea stop breathing Apnea Association Web site at www. As with the flu, the best treatment For more cold-fighting tips, or to learn
many times during the night, and every sleepapnea.org, and get your Snore against the cold lies in being proactive. about the real-time cold and flu risks in
time they stop breathing, their brains Score. Dr. Tim Tucker, Pharm.D., FAPhA, your specific area, visit www.zicam.com.
pull them out of deep sleep. immediate past president of the
Setting aside enough hours for sufficient American Pharmacists Association
Researchers have always seen a clear sleep -- or, if needed, getting treatment and owner, City Drug Company, says
association between obstructive sleep for a sleep disorder -- will improve your that, “Staying as healthy as possible
apnea and obesity. People suffering energy levels and quality of life. Fitting proves to be the key. That means

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Saturday Card recycling at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 3 to 5:30
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more p.m. every Thursday. Recycle! is located at 424 N.
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 information, call (231) 972-2884. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood
p.m. Theology at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center.

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The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds trap Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more Big Rapids Rock, Gem and Mineral Club next
and sporting clay shoots every Saturday. Trap shoots information, call (231) 972-2884. meeting is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Ferris Geology Lab,
start at 10 a.m. and sporting clays start at 1 p.m. The TOPS No. 1189 meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Room 138, Science Building. All are welcome!
club is located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 200 S. Stewart Diabetes Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the
For more info: Contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587. Ave., Big Rapids. Call (231) 796-6271 for more first Thursday of the month at Mecosta County

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Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to information. Medical Center, 605 Oak St., Big Rapids, in the
1 p.m. every Saturday. Recycle! is located at 424 The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 hospital classroom area. Please use the hospital’s
N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood p.m. main entrance and stop by the information desk for
Center. Grief peer support group 9 a.m. every Tuesday at directions. Signs will direct you to the classroom.
SIERRA performs live the last Saturday of every Cadillac Big Boy. For questions, call Pastor Brad Most meetings have an educational speaker; there

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month from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Morley American Center at (231) 779-9550. is no charge. No meeting scheduled for December
Legion. All welcome. Square dancing if enough Hearing clinic by Miracle Ear from 9 to 11 a.m. on or January. For information or to be placed on the
patrons want it. the first Tuesday of each month at the Mecosta mailing list, contact Charlotte at (231) 592-4483.
County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta.
Sunday For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Walk-ins
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Alcoholics Anonymous at 7 p.m. Old Jail House Faith Community/Parish Nurses meet the from
Group, 220 S. Stewart Ave. Call Darwin T. at (231) 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County
796-8956. Mecosta County Medical Center’s Conference room Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. on Sunday at No. 1. For more information, call (231) 796-3729. information, call (231) 972-2884.
St. Michael’s School, 8944 50th Ave., Remus. Please Readers Theatre at 10 a.m. at the Mecosta County

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join us; we are here to help. Help us help ourselves. Wednesday Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more
For more information, contact Jill at (231) 679-5718. information, call (231) 972-2884.
Singles dance held at 8 p.m. every Sunday at the Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the
Atrium Plaza Hotel (formerly Quality Inn) located Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave.,
on M-55 just one block East of U.S. 127. Enjoy an information, call (231) 972-2884. Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884.
evening of dancing and meeting other singles. Nice Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior
lounge and large dance floor. For more information Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more

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cal (989) 539-5406. $7 admission. Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. information, call (231) 972-2884.
Alanon meeting support group for families and Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Euchre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview high rise
friends of alcoholics will be held every Sunday at 7 Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 796-
p.m. at the Old Jail in Big Rapids. information, call (231) 972-2884. 4993.
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5
Monday p.m. p.m.
Library preschool story hour at 10:30 a.m. every Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at 8
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) No. 1671 meets Wednesday at Big Rapids Community Library. Open p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
at 10 a.m. Monday at the Blanchard Wesleyan to the public. Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
Church, located at 542 Jackson Road in Blanchard. Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. 8 p.m. at St. Knitting circle will begin meeting at 4 p.m. on
Enhance Fitness at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Glenn C. at Fridays at the Barryton Public Library. Knitters of
Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more (231) 796-3703. all levels are encouraged to come and learn or share
information, call (231) 972-2884. HERSEY FARMERS MARKET held weekly from knitting techniques.
Advanced line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in downtown
Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Hersey. Contact: Deana Jager at (231) 465-4058 or Saturday
Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. deanajager@charter.net.
Bridge at 12:45 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Mecosta County Genealogical Society is open by The Card Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more appointment by calling (231) 250-5555. Special p.m.
information, call (231) 972-2884. Saturday sessions to be announced at a later date. The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club holds trap
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step The FSU Emeriti Association will have its Annual & sporting clay shoots every Saturday. Trap shoots
recovery program for anyone with hurts, habits and Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Please see start at 10 a.m. and sporting clays start at 1 p.m. The
hang-ups meets every Monday. Dinner is at 6 p.m., your newsletter for the registration form. club is located four miles west of Mecosta on M-20.
worship and gender-specific meetings from 7 to 9 Bariatric support group at 6:30 p.m. at Big Rapids For more info: Contact Jack Hays at (231) 592-1587.
p.m. at Trinity Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, Community Library. All are welcome who have Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at 8
15085 220th Ave., Big Rapids. Call the church office had weight loss surgery or those who would like p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
for more infomation (231) 796-2600. information on it. Call Vicky Jo Dexter at (231) 867- Woody W. at (231) 796-8371.
Schizophrenia Anonymous meets every Monday 3679 or e-mail vickyjodexter@yahoo.com. Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 a.m. to
from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Community Mental South Evart Quilt Club meets from 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. every Saturday. Recycle! is located at 424
Health, 500 S. Third Ave., Big Rapids. SA is a to 3 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the N. Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood
support group with a 6-step program. Anyone month from September through June at the Evart Center.
with schizophrenia or mental illness is more than Township Hall. A potluck luncheon is at noon. The Annual Reed City Senior Citizen Dinner will be
welcome to attend. For more information call Mike Anyone interested in quilting or learning to quilt is held at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Reed City High
B. at (231) 592-4654 or (231) 796-3553. Coffee is welcome. The group works jointly on personal or School Cafeteria. For reservations call (231) 832-
available at meetings. community quilts and frequently donates to people 3178.
Euchre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Parkview high rise or organizations in need. For more information, call Christmas Shopping and Home Tour,10 a.m. to
in Big Rapids. For more information, call (231) 796- Margie at (231) 734-3857 or Ann at (231) 867-3237. 3 p.m., First Congregational Church UCC, 714
4993. Hillcrest Drive, Fremont. Shopping at the church
The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 Thursday includes a Christmas Shoppe offering a multitude
p.m. of quality crafted gifts, a Plum Pudding Shoppe
TOPS Club of Michigan, No. 1793 will meet at 5:30 Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. on Thursday with gourmet holiday foods, a soup luncheon that
p.m. Mondays at the Red Cross Building in Big at St. Michael’s School, 8944 50th Ave., Remus. begins at 11 a.m., and three beautiful homes will be
Rapids. For information, call (231) 823-2275. All are Please join us; we are here to help. Help us help available for tour. Luncheon costs $3.50 and home
welcome. ourselves. For more information, contact Jill at (231) tour tickets are $5 each.
Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. 8 p.m. at St. 679-5718. The Card Wildlife Education Center will be hosting
Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact Glenn C. at Harmonica at 10:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County a Saturday story hour for children aged 4 to 8. Time:
(231) 796-3703. Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Recycle! of Mecosta County is open from 9 to 11 information, call (231) 972-2884. The Mecosta County Democrats meet for breakfast
a.m. every Monday. Recycle! is located at 424 N. Painting and drawing at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta the first Saturday of each month. Join in at the
Fourth Ave., behind Eastwood Early Childhood County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. Wild Rose Cafe on Maple near M-20 at 9 a.m. to
Center. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. discuss local and national issues and learn about the
Scrabble at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior activities of the local party.
Tuesday Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more Line dancing and couples dancing, 7 p.m. at Chase
information, call (231) 972-2884. Township Hall. Call (231) 250-4159 after 4 p.m. for
Big Rapids Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday Pedro at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Center, any questions. The public is welcome.
at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center. 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more information, The city of Evart presents the second “Christmas in a
Beginning line dance instruction at 9:30 a.m. at the call (231) 972-2884. Small Town” from 1 to 4 p.m. Featuring a Christmas
Mecosta County Senior Center, 12954 80th Ave., Pinochle at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Carnival at the Depot and Crossroads Community
Mecosta. For more information, call (231) 972-2884. Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more Church. All events are free of charge. For more
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. on Tuesday information, call (231) 972-2884. information please call Crossroads Community
at St. Michael’s School, 8944 50th Ave., Remus. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. on Church at (231) 734-1100.
Please join us; we are here to help. Help us help Thursdays in conference room A, the third room on
ourselves. For more information, contact Jill at (231) the right, at Mecosta County Medical Center; enter Lindsey Wahowiak
679-5718. on the corner of Locust Street and Winter Avenue. Pioneer associate editor
Tai Chi at 8:30 a.m. at the Mecosta County Senior For more information, call Eric at 866-398-5440. (231) 592-8386 (w)
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more The Card Wildlife Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 (231) 796-1152 (f)
information, call (231) 972-2884. p.m. lindseyw@pioneergroup.com
Euchre at 1 p.m. at the Mecosta County Senior Alcoholics Anonymous, campus group. Meets at
Center, 12954 80th Ave., Mecosta. For more noon at St. Paul Catholic Campus Parish. Contact
information, call (231) 972-2884. Darwin T. at (231) 796-8956.
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EVENTS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 21, 2009


EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with your club or to 5 p.m. Crossroads Radiation Center, 4499 EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center, 219
organization to be certain of meetings, outings and BUTTERFLY BUNCH BREAST CANCER SUPPORT 220th Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677. Call for East Todd Street.
classes, as they may be canceled due to bad weather GROUP MEETING second Monday of each month, information (231)832-5817 or just stop in.
or other reasons. If any listing is incorrect, please 7p.m. For more information, call Carol Ladd REED CITY VFW/AmVet Post 2964/2965
call (231)832-5566 or (231)745-4635 with correct (231)734-5305. ALANON MEETING, SUPPORT GROUP for THURSDAY NIGHT BURGER NIGHT, every 4th
information. families and friends of Alcoholics will meet every thursday of the month.
EVART MOOSE LODGE NO. 2452 host bingo each Tuesday at St. Phillips Church, Reed City at 8 p.m.
DOMESTIC ABUSE NUMBER for anyone being Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. Doors open at 4p.m. Early ALANON MEETING every Thursday night,
abused is 1-800-950-5808. There is no excuse for bird takes place at 6p.m. with regular regular bingo SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin on 7:00p.m. at Evart Sacred Heart Church.
abuse. at 6:30p.m. (License No. A21600) Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon. Location is at
Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman Club) CHIEF OSCEOLA WOOD CARVER’S meet every
ANGEL ANIMAL RESCUE, Low Cost Services. Call WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Monday on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment after Thursday from 7 to 9p.m. in the Evart Depot’s
(231)679-0489 For More Information. evening at Trinity Lutheran Church on highway lunch. For information call 231-734-6005. community room. There is no charge. For more
US-10 in Reed City. Weigh in at 5:30 p.m., meeting information, call (231)734-5125 or (231)734-9131
HEARTLAND HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING. starts at 6:00p.m. WEDNESDAY
Heartland Hospice of Cadillac is looking for caring WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Thursday
and dedicated people with an interest in serving THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’ PROGRAM ELIJAH’S PLACE MEAL, (last Wednesday of each evening at the Assembly of God Church in Big
terminally ill patients and their families in the LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER. Cancer Support month), 5-6:30p.m. at Zion-Emanuel Lutheran Rapids. Weighin at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at
Reed City Area and the outlaying communities. Group for Women. Sponsored by Paradise Salon Church, 202 Albert Street, LeRoy. Open to the 6:30 p.m.
Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, and Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Cancer public, free of charge.
patient transport/patient outings, errand running, Services. 2nd Monday of every other month at REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB meets
child care, and clerical services. Volunteer classes 4:00 p.m. January-March-May-July-September- IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Game Day, 11a.m. at the every third Thursday of the month.
are available to fit each person’s schedule. Please November. Hosted by Crossroads Radiation club house.
call Paul King at Heartland Hospice at 231-775- Therapy Center, 4499 220th Street, Reed City, GOD’S TRUE VINE OUTREACH CENTER 6437 S.
6840 for further information. Michigan 49677. Interested? Inquire by calling: PATHFINDER PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer Story Nelson Rd. “Old Yates School”. Doors open Tuesday
Oncology Infusion Services Staff 832-7105, Hour, 1-2p.m. for children ages 4-8. A parent must and Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Information
SATURDAY Crossroads Radiation Center 832-5817 or Paradise remain in the library during story hour. call Sandi, (231)745-4501.
Salon 832-3411.
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 CHICKEN SOUTH EVART QUILT CLUB, (first and third EVART CAR CLUB meets the second Thursday of
BBQ (Third Saturday of every month), 5-7 TUESDAY Wednesday of the month), 10:30a.m.-2p.m. with every month at the Evart Moose at 7p.m.
p.m. (231)832-5102. potluck lunch at noon. Contact Margie (231)734-
LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT 3857 or Ann (231)867-3237. FREE MUSIC AT THE REED CITY DEPOT
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER Potluck and Cards, GROUP MEETING, 10a.m. Monthly topics. Open featuring Lincoln Creek and Friends. Every 2nd and
12 p.m. (third Saturday of each month). to all pregnant and nursing mothers. Children EVART FAITH BIBLE CHURCH PIONEER CLUB, 4th Thursday during the summer months. Starting
welcome. Downtown Reed City. Contact Sue, LLL 6p.m. every Wednesday for first through sixth at 7 p.m. County Blues and Oldies.
REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Chicken BBQ (third group leader for directions or questions, (231)832- grades.
Saturday of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 E. Osceola 1858 or email LLL Sue@charter.net. (Meetings are SENIOR MEALS ARE being provided in Tustin on
Ave. For more information, call (231)832-5102. Third Tuesday of every month.) REED CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY STORY TIME is Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon. Location is at
every Wednesday from 11:15a.m. until noon.There Boomers Ronevous (formerly the Sportsman Club)
~NOVEMBER 28 IDLEWILD LOT OWNERS Senior Size, 11a.m. and will be games, crafts, songs and stories. on 213 Nielson St. There is entertainment after
ORIGINAL GOSPEL JAMBOREE, Saturday, Line Dancing, 7p.m. at the club house. lunch. For information call 231-734-6005.
November 25, 6:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. music. BITELY BETTER CONSERVATION CLUB
Amazing Grace Acres Church, M-37 and Woodland SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5-6 p.m. (every Tuesday) at MEETINGS are held the first Wednesday of each ~NOVEMBER 26
Park Dr., Brohman. Featuring, In His Name, Faith the church, 216 S. Main Street, Hersey. For more month (excluding January through March), and the FIRST ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER will be
Gospel Team and Lucky Fulton M.C. Everyone information, call the church (231)832-9072. Church public is always welcome. The doors open at 5:30 held Thursday, November 26 at True Vine Outreach
welcome is barrier free. for a pot luck dinner followed by the meeting which Center (Old Yates School) 6437 S. Nelson Rd.,
starts at 7:00p.m. Idlewild from 12 noon to 2 p.m. FREE Please RSVP
~DECEMBER 5 & 6 FREE CLOTHING - FOOD available to those in to Lisa at 745-7150 or Sandi at 745-4501.
EVERYONE IS INVITED to attend the 52nd annual need (second and fourth Tuesday of the month), OSCEOLA COUNTY HABITAT FOR
St. Mary Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 5p.m. at Idlewild Seventh Day Adventist Church’s HUMANITIES meeting is the first Wednesday of FRIDAY
5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 Community Service. every month. Call the hotline for location of the
from 8 a.m. to noon at the St. Mary Parish Center, meeting and for information. (231)832-8453 REED CITY VFW POST 2964 Fish Fry (first Friday
919 Marion Avenue in Big Rapids. On Saturday REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FOOD of every month), 5-7p.m., 129 E. Osceola Ave. For
the event includes a luncheon along with the craft, PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) 1-4p.m. at EVART AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE meets more information, call (231)832-5102.
book and bake sale, etc. On Sunday along with the St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832-2624 for more at 6p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. For
bazaar eveyone is welcome to attend the Knights information. information call 734-9799. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 8p.m. at
of Columbus pancake breakfast. St. Mary Parish the Evart United Methodist Church.
Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) sponsors this CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, BINGO, EVERY WEDNESDAY, VFW Hall Post
event. For more information call 231-796-5202. (second Tuesday of each month), 1p.m. at St. #7979, Evart, license A04340. Early Bird at 6 p.m. PEDRO, 1p.m. at the Reed City Senior Center, 219
Ann’s Church Basement in Baldwin. For further Located at 4681 85th Ave., Evart. East Todd Street.
~DECEMBER 12 information, call Shawn (231)745-8421.
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN present a THE BIG RAPIDS MASONIC LODGE meets the EVERY FRIDAY Fish or Shrimp dinner from 5 to
COOKI WALK Saturday, Decmeber 12, 8 a.m. to 12 COMMUNITY PRAYER GATHERING, (every first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the 8p.m. Moose Lodge No. 2452 located at 8400 US-10
noon or until gone. Trinity Lutheran Church, 19778 Tuesday), 9-10a.m. at the Baldwin Assembly of God. Big Rapids Masonic Temple on east 19 Mile Road in in Evart. For more information call (231)734-6181
U.S.-10, Reed City. Proceeds will support Trinity Big Rapids.
Lutheran Church and School. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 7a.m. at BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT at LeRoy VFW Post
the Evart United Methodist Church. THURSDAY #10770 on Mackinaw Trail next to Citizens Bank.
SUNDAY Earlybird starts at 6p.m. Concession stand is open.
BINGO12:30 at Reed City Senior Center, 219 East REED CITY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FOOD
REED CITY VFW Ladies Auxiliary “All American Todd Street. PANTRY, (every Tuesday & Thursday) 1-4p.m. at ~DECEMBER 11, 12 AND 13
Breakfast” (first Sunday of every month), 8a.m-12 St. Philip Neri Church. Call (231)832-2624 for mor Center Lake Bible Camp 11th ANNUAL “FOLLOW
noon. 129 East Osceola Avenue. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the second information. THE STAR” 2009. Live Nativity. Walk Back into
and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 2-4p.m. The Time. December 11, 12 and 13, 2009, Friday,
LAST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH, Breakfast Buffet, group meets at the Community Mental Health for FATHERS PROGRAM, (third Thursday of each Saturday & Sunday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admiison,
7:30-11 a.m. Evart Moose Lodge, #2452, 8400 U.S.- Central Michigan in Osceola County located at 4473 month), at Baldwin Family Health Care Conference a free meal will be served. Donations accepted.
10. 220th Ave. in Reed City. For mor information call Room. For more information contact Dave, call Approximate length of program is 30 minutes.
(231)832-2247. The group is for individuals who (231)745-2000 ext. 16. Program starts on the quarters of the hour, 6:15,
EVART VFW POST 7979 BREAKFAST 2nd Sunday provide caregiving services for individuals with 6:30, 6:45 and 7:00. Outdoor presentation that
of every month. Dementia, Alzheimers or other chronic/terminal T.O.P.S. 1541 MEETING, weigh-in 8:15-9:15a.m., requires walking. Each night from 6 to 7 p.m. there
medical conditions. There is no charge to participate meeting at 9:30a.m. at Evart United Methodist will be wagon rides to take those that are unable to
REED CITY MASONIC LODGE will stop serving and there are no residency restrictions. Church. walk. Bring your family, invite a friend, start your
their Pancake Breakfast on the third Sunday of each Christmas season with the story of Jesus.
month until further notice. GFWC EVART WOMEN’S CLUB meets 7p.m. the T.O.P.S. 1390 MEETING, weigh-in 6:10 p.m., Center Lake Bible Camp, 15204 20 Mile Road,
second Tuesday of the month at St. Paul Lutheran meeting at 6:35 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Tustin, MI 49688. (231)829-3441. www.centerlake.
MONDAY Church. Open to the public. The May meeting Evart, corner of Third and Oak. For mor org for directions. Activities include a free meal,
honors Girl Scouts with a Girl Scouts tea. information, call Ruth at (231)734-2844 or Terri at children’s crafts, family portrait, camp store.
REED CITY AMVETS POST 2965 MEETING, 7p.m. (231)734-5348.
129 E. Osceola Avenue. For more information, call WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETS every Tuesday PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY FOR EVENTS TO BE
Cliff Galloup (231)832-2787. Meetings are second morning at the Assembly of God Church in Big ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING, 1p.m. at TURNED IN FOR PUBLICATION.
Monday of every month). Rapids. Weigh in at 9:00 a.m. meeting starts at 9:30 Evart United Methodist Church. Send all upcoming events no later than Wednesday
a.m. Noon to:
T.O.P.S. 1682 MEETING, every Monday at Reed BALDWIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD Bible Story time, The Tri-County
City St. Paul Lutheran Church, weigh in 5:30p.m., GOD’S TRUE VINE OUTREACH CENTER 6437 S. 3:45-5:45p.m. every Thursday at Community Room Yvonne Morneau
meeting 6p.m. Nelson Rd. “Old Yates School”. Doors open Tuesday of Lake-Osceola State Bank. All youngsters 6-12 are 211 W. Upton, Suit B
and Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Information invited. Reed City, MI 49677
EUCHRE, 1p.m. at Reed City Senior Center, 219 E. call Sandi, (231)745-4501. Phone: (231)832-5566
Todd Street. SHEPHERD’S TABLE, 5:30-6:30p.m. at Reed City Fax: (231)832-5558
“FIRESIDE CHATS” at Crossroads Radiation. A Church of the Nazarene, 5300 220th Ave., Reed
REED CITY SENIOR CENTER MEETING, cancer support group for patients, families and City.
10:30a.m. (third Monday of each month). caregivers. 1st Tuesday of each month, 4 p.m.
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110 For Rent 110 For Rent 160 Real Estate 170 Items 170 Items
2-BEDROOM CHALET ON Muskegon
for Sale for Sale
MORLEY MOTEL FOR SALE: BEAUTIFUL 2 bedroom,
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walking distance of the Victorian Port
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17255 OLD LOGGING RD, HERSEY 22208 220TH AVE, PARIS 22192 7 MILE RD, REED CITY 17260 VALLEY DR, BIG RAPIDS 5181 S. CHIEF OKEMOS, BALDWIN
MLS# 2945265 • $174,900 MLS# 2943866 • $152,000 MLS# 2942324 • $149,000 MLS# 802179 • $144,500 MLS# 704982 • $139,900
Enjoy the views of your 300ft of Muskegon River 3 bedroom family home on 2 acres with Very private 3 bedroom, 2 bath home This subdivision home sets on a beautifully Great semi-private setting on quiet, no wake, “Mench
frontage from your kitchen, living room, 3 season paved circular drive plus parking pad and on 4.73 acres with approximate 590 ft of wooded lot and features extra kitchen and Lake” with 187ft sandy frontage. This 2 br, 2 bath
room or the den/study that can be converted into attached 2 car garage. Living room, kitchen frontage on the beautiful Hersey River. fireplace in finished walkout basement, ideal home with large living area is in immaculate condition.
a third bedroom. Fieldstone fireplace with gas and dining area features a tongue and House was built in 2001 has oak kitchen for large families or separate living quarters. Has separate laundry/utility room with sink, stove and
insert, central A/C, master suite with large walk- groove ceiling, separate dining area leads cabinets, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, Many upgrades and quality features. many cabinets for storage. The attached 1 car garage
in closet and your guests will enjoy the privacy to deck off back of home and the hot tub. central A/C, whirlpool tub and all plumbed is a drive-thru (great for snowmobiles). 20x22 detached
of their own full bath. Lots of living space and Family room in partially finished basement. for a gas log or direct vent fireplace. 2 CAR GARAGE • DECK • FIREPLACE garage for your vehicles or toys. New roof in 2001,
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11598 14 MILE RD, RODNEY 18686 LAWRENCE, STANWOOD 8756 BAR X, CHASE 7354 NORTHLAND DR, STANWOOD 19907 INDIAN DR., PARIS
MLS# 903014 • $120,000 MLS# 900734 • $109,900 MLS# 901950 • $98,000 MLS# 902399 • $84,900 MLS# 802772 • $64,900
The features of this home are too many to describe. Year round enjoyment with great view, peaceful This home is the definition of turn-key! All This “like new” home has a breezeway attaching 3br, 2.5 bath home has many great features for
This home defines the term “must see”. 4 Bedrooms, setting, pick up a book, build a fire or entertain. updating is done. New paint, carpet, built-in the 24 x 30 garage with workshop space, price range. 1680 sq ft, large rooms, central air,
2 baths, main floor laundry, laminate flooring, knotty 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen, cathedral ceilings, open shelving and dresser’s in the loft area. economical utilities with natural gas, central air, fireplace, some new windows and includes all
pine interior, 2 car attached garage, hay barn with wood stove and large deck expands livability. Plenty of shelving in home office, stainless 2 bedroom with den or 3rd bedroom, convenient major appliances. Nearly 2 acres, next to 200
electric, cement floor plus loft. Greenhouse with Garage for hobbies and a storage shed. Minutes steel appliances, pellet/corn burner is included. yet private setting. Metal roof in 2008. Was built acres of “County land and Muskegon River.” Lots
electric. Propane and wood heat, central A/C, back- to Ferris and less than an hour to Grand Rapids. Heavily wooded setting, beautifully landscaped as retirement home. Adjoins state park. of wildlife in the area.
up power supply/generator, all appliances and hot Boatable up stream or to Roger’s Dam (miles) on plus property adjoins hundred’s of acres of
tub included. All this and more on 5 acres that have Muskegon River back waters. state land. 2.5 CAR GARAGE • CENTRAL AIR CATHEDRAL CEILINGS • CENTRAL AIR
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(231) 796-5823
1630 N. State St., Big Rapids
Across from the airport
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cruise CD. Fresh trade. KBB $4,830. Fresh trade. KBB $7,965. AC, LS, tow pkg. KBB $9,565.

YOUR PRICE
$
4,495 YOUR PRICE
$
4,995 YOUR PRICE
$
7,495

‘98 FORD WINDSTAR GL ‘01 PONT. SUNFIRE SE ‘04 FORD RANGER


3.8L, auto., PW, PL, tilt, cruise, 2 dr., auto., 2.2L 4 cyl., moon roof, CD, R-Cab, Short, auto., 2WD, 3.0L V6, PW,
FWD, 7 passenger. AC, 1 owner, fresh trade. KBB $4,780. PL, tilt, cruise Great MPG. KBB $8,485.

YOUR PRICE
$
2,495 YOUR PRICE
$
2,995 YOUR PRICE
$
4,495

Place a 25
Word Ad
for only
$
249
($10.00 Each Additional Word)
‘07 CHEVY COBALT LT ‘01 FORD FOCUS ZX3 ‘06 KIA SPORTAGE EX
2.2L 4 cyl., auto., FWD, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, 2 dr., hatchback, 4 cyl., 2.0L, 5 speed manual,
AC, CD, rear spoiler. KBB $11,035 AC, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, CD. KBB $4,855.
2.7L V6, 4x4, auto., leather, moon,
loaded. KBB $13,995.

ONLY
$
188 PER MONTH YOUR PRICE
$
4,349 ONLY
$
199 PER MONTH
KELLER
THE
PIONEER NORTH COUNTRY MOTORS
GROUP
A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK NOW LOCATED ON M-82 • HOWARD CITY Visit us on the web at
www.kellernorthcountrymotors.com
For More Information Call:
(231) 937-5173 OR 1-877-937-5173
Mon. & Wed. 8 am - 7 pm;
DALE LONGCORE
Kelly at 231-796-4831 Sales Manager
Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8 am - 6 pm;
Sat. 10 am - 2 pm

Fax: 231-796-1152
Tax, title, license, DOC, down. Payments on best terms available. WAC. *Call dealer for details.
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Email: klast@pioneergroup.com

TURN YOUR JUNK INTO CASH $$


• 2x2 ft. Steel $135/ton
• Clean Auto Cast
Iron $140/ton
• Steel Pricing
• Cast Iron $90/ton • Car Bodies subject to
change
• Tin $85/ton • Copper without
• Reg. Steel Prices $85/ton
• Aluminum notice.
• Car Bodies $95/ton
Limited Time Only • Catalytic Converters
• Batteries • All Ferrous &
• #1/#2 Copper
Non-Ferrous Metals
• Yellow Brass
• Aluminum Rims
• Radiators
• Buying Catalytic Certified Scales
Converters
Newcosta / County Line

N
31

Federal / Old 131

Howard City
US-1

W E
S

M-82 8878 E. 88th St. Hours:


Beech

M-82 Howard City Mon. - Fri. 9 - 5


Recycling
231-937-4175 Sat. 9 - 2 • Sun. Closed
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00316429

To Advertise on this
Page For Just
$17.00 Per Week
6 Weeks Minimum, Call

231-592-8365

got wood?
TURN YOUR OLD GOLD & DIAMONDS INTO CASH
HARDWOOD / OR TRADE IN & TRADE UP AT HUGE SAVINGS!
FIREWOOD
CUT AND SPLIT, $50/FACE CORD.
FREE DELIVERY within 20 miles.
10-cord loads, 5-cord load minimum.
8-Foot hard-wood $85/cord.
Boiler wood available. 114 S. Michigan Ave. • Downtown Big Rapids
Doyle Forest Products.
231.796.7743
(231) 250-5557 or (231) 796-3804 www.RogersJewelersMi.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Tim Franck Six Sales Representatives Needed
(231) 592-1057 Must have a computer
Bi-lingual applicants encouraged to apply.
Sign Up On-Line at:
20979 19 Mile Rd. trumpnetwork.com/BeeKeeper
Big Rapids, MI 49307 or for more info call:
Jerry at (616) 636-4050

FROGGER
Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$35 Per Room. Some Restrictions Apply. Call for a Free Quote.
(I’ll clean your pad)
Snow Removal
Snow Blowing, Roof Raking
& Snow Shoveling
Call for a Free Quote.
Big Rapids, MI • (231) 796-3371
Steve Howell Cell: (231) 349-0089
• Owner & Operator • Not valid w/any other coupon or offer.

MUSIC UNLIMITED Come see us and let us

D.J. SERVICE b b e y help you to create


A a home as individual
Weddings • Parties • Dances The corating as you are!

Class Reunions • Karaoke


Large Music Selection - All Types
De Dept. 7910 Federal Road, Howard City
231-937-4206
Come see
Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
Call 1-800-BEST-DJS
Tom
& Chris Sat. 9 am - 4 pm
OR 1-231-972-4787 www.howardcity.abbeycarpet.com
ww

Golden Vision Jewelers Bickel Construction Inc.


Custom Jewelry ~ Design & Repair
Precious & Semi Precious Stones • Additions • Doors • Garages
Speedway Visions • Insulation • Remodeling • Repairs
Your NASCAR Supply Store • Roofing • Siding • Windows
Affordable Prices • Gift Certificates
202 S. Michigan Ave. • Big Rapids, MI 49307 31 Years in Business • 231-796-7757
231.796.5350 Licensed & Insured • Big Rapids, MI

FIREWOOD
8’ Mixed Hardwood or Oak
Delivered in 8’ length,
minimum 10 cords per load.
$
80 - $90 per cord due to haul distances
Call Perry or Cindy Cousineau
231-796-4558
Leave name & number
20 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
991 Mega Mkt. 991 Mega Mkt.
Adoption Education

Baby’s First
NOTE: ALL ADVERTISERS in this cat- AIRLINES ARE HIRING— Train for high
egory are working with a licensed adop- paying Aviation Maintenance Career.
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Christmas &
ple has lifetime of love to give your new- 5387.
born. Expenses paid. We’re here to talk.
Call Scott & Francesca, 877-345–WISH Employment
(9474).
COMMUNITY PAPERS PROVIDE a

Christmas Angels
Mattress Sets valuable service to your community!
Thank you for reading this publication!
A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY
NOW HIRING: COMPANIES Desper-
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Reserve Your Child’s Place


ately Need Employees to Assemble Prod-
never used, as seen on TV, with warranty.
ucts at Home. Electronics, CD Stands,
Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver
Hair Barrettes, Many More. No Sell-

In The Big Rapids Pioneer


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$15.00 Per Ad COMMUNITY PAPERS


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lation community papers and shopping Foreclosures. Cash Available for
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December 22 edition of the Pioneer.
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or less and reach across
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patch was removed due to complica-
the state. tions of bowel perforation, abdominal

Big Rapids, MI 49307


Readers: THIS PUBLICATION DOES wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs
NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT advertising or intestinal fistulae, you may be entitled
which is deceptive, fraudulent, or which to compensation. Attorney Charles John-
For questions, call Kelly (231)592-8348 might otherwise violate the law or accept-
ed standards of taste. However, this pub-
son 1-800-535-5727

Or email classified@pioneergroup.com lication does not warrant or guarantee the Miscellaneous


accuracy of any advertisement, nor the
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$
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10%
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2005 Toyota
P4879-A

2007 Ford
P4916
DISCOUNT
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UPLANDER SIENNA FUSION
Van. Van. 4 Door. Over $100
$
12,989 18,360 12,994 $ $ Expires 12-31-09.

*All rebates to dealer. Prices plus tax, title, fees. See dealer for details.

4650 14 Mile Rd. (M-57), Rockford, MI


616-866-9511 • 800-871-2899
www.johndeckerchevy.com
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER 21

Tree
Work of ANDY’S TREE SERVICE FIREWOOD

1-800-982-4540
All Kinds AVAILABLE

LAST 2 SALES OF 2009


at FALL CLOSEOUT WINDOW SALE AT OFFICE!
Expressway Public Auto Auction
Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th CALL MIKE'S WINDOWS
SIDING - ROOFING - SUNROOMS • Michigan Made Windows!
Nov. 30th • END of the YEAR CLEARANCE
For new car dealer trades that have to be sold.
Good selection of 2002 and down.
Call Now 1-888-761-1997 • Call Now 231-592-4823
Dec. 7th • LAST SALE of 2009 1103 N. State St. • Big Rapids, Michigan
As Is, Absolute, Last Bid Buys
Starting at Shingle &

$189
Vinyl Siding
PLUS Misc. PWC’s, Bikes, Boats & RV’s
Next sale after Dec. 7th will be January 18th, 2010.
Flat Roofs
X-way Storage is NOW OPEN – Outside storage only - fenced.
All Colors, All Kinds
Metal Roofs
$120.00 for 6 months • Shrink Wrap $6.85 per foot.
We Sell All Week Long For and To The Public Specials Winter Savings!
Factory Direct, Energy Saving We Work All Winter!

We Build Garages, Pole We Also Do BAY WINDOWS


Barns, Patio Rooms Concrete Work GARDEN WINDOWS
BOW WINDOWS
8930 Maple Hill • Howard City
2 miles N of Howard City, Exit 120 US-131 X-way & M-46 East
House Additions Patios • Side Walks PATIO DOORS
231-937-5868 • 800-560-0838 All Types of Building Call for more info
D N ,A ICK AGY UCTIONEER DECKS • STEEL DOORS

CALL FREE Shop


NOW! Locally
ESTIMATES
LICENSED & INSURED - MEMBER OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Green Township Hall


Monday, December 7th • 4-8pm
Home Based Businesses
We’re Not Just Oil
Changes Anymore!
Have Your Vehicle Checked
Before Holiday Travel at
BIG RAPIDS PENNZOIL &
SERVICE CENTER

Goetsch Tree Farm


6415 Arbogast • Howard City
Open
Thanksgiving Day through Christmas
10 am - 8 pm • 7 Days Full Service Oil Change includes:
Sat. & Sun. ~ Free Wagon Rides Vacuuming the Vehicle, Checking the Fluids,
Greasing Vehicle and Tire Pressure Check
Offering Blue & White
Spruce, White Pine, Service Bay offers:
Douglas Fir, & Balsam Fir Tune-Ups, Tire Rotation, Brake Work,
Wheel Bearings, Starters, Alternators, Fuel Pumps,
Free Punch, Cookies & Hot Coffee! As Well As Various Other Minor Repair Work.
• Choose & Cut, Fresh Pre-Cuts & Potted Trees FREE ESTIMATES!
• Lighted Pre-Cut Display Area • Door & Specialty Wreaths
• Headstone Wreath Hangers, Cemetery Easels We support the BAND OF LOCALS!
If you have a band you receive FREE tire rotation with
Hearts, Crosses, Swags, Mini Swags, your full service oil change.
Candy Canes, Fresh Balsam Garland
710 N. State St. • Big Rapids
Now Offering Christmas 231-796-4730
Novelties & Gift Ideas Hours: 8 am - 6 pm Mon. - Fri.
8 am - 4 pm Sat.
Located 2½ miles East of Howard City.
Follow signs at Federal & Kendaville.

Call for Directions


231-937-4507
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009 • TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER 23
24 TRI COUNTY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009

Belle Oakes
Retirement Living
Beautiful Belle Oakes Retirement Living is a distinctive and affordable retirement
community. Our mission is to promote & maintain the privacy, dignity, comfort, safety,
and highest level of independence of each resident. Private pay & long term care
insurance are accepted. All suites will include or offer access to the following features:
• Three home cooked meals a day plus snacks for regular and special diets
• Activities for tenants daily • Kitchenette including microwave and refrigerator
• Private living area and private bath
• Indoor, outdoor, and community activities
• On-site beauty and barber shop • Cable included in Monthly Rental
• Aviary with several varieties of interesting birds & plants
• A variety of gathering places to entertain family & friends
• Community living room area with fireplace
• House keeping and laundry service • Emergency call system in every suite
• A tenant specialist ready to assist you with meeting your unique needs
• Respite available

At Belle Oakes,
you’re not just a tenant,
you’re family.
Esther Nederhood, RN, Owner
(231)779-4671 • Fax: (231)779-4038
Between Cadillac & Lake City, MI