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2010 Big Bash supports CM Community Foundation

STANTON — The Central Montcalm Community Foundation (CMCF) invites the community to attend its Big Bash and Mid-Winter Celebration. The event will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 8:00 pm- Midnight at Clifford Lake Inn, Stanton. Tickets are $20 per person and the event is for adults 21 years and older. This fundraiser event supports the CMCF. Your ticket gets you in to enjoy activi- ties including live Dueling Pianos enter- tainment, cash bar, gourmet appetizers,

silent/bucket auction, and 50/50 raffles. Attendees will have the opportunity to get to know the CMCF and the many ways it supports the community. Plus, come out early and enjoy Clif- ford Lake Inn’s great dinner specials from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Twenty five percent (25%) of your dinner check will be donated by the CLI to support the programs of the CMCF (show your event ticket for the spe- cial offer). “We have had a lot of fun with this event,” said Connie McKeown, CMCF

president. “Everyone seems to have such a wonderful time and I know, once again, the evening is going to be a mid-winter blast.” Helping out with the expenses of this event are our major sponsors: Chemical Bank, Trendwell Energy and the Clifford Lake Inn. Thanks also go out to the many areas businesses and individuals who are donating silent auction items or financial gifts to support the fund-raiser. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 989 289-2312. Tickets will also

be available to purchase during the dinner time and at the door. For more information about the event, please contact Diane Mogdis at 989 289- 2312 or e-mail to dianem@casair.net. As always, a gift may be made of any size, at any time to the CMCF by making your check payable to the Central Montcalm Community Foundation and mailing it to P.O. Box 128, Stanton, MI 48888. You can learn more about the CMCF at our Web site at www.cmcommunityfounda- tion.org.

Howard City Winterfest

A special ‘thank you’ Thank you to all the Businesses who participated in the Snowman/Winter
A special ‘thank you’
Thank you to all the Businesses who
participated in the Snowman/Winter
display contest. This was our First An-
nual Winterfest and we were delighted
with the creativity and energy put into
the displays. Despite the recent warm
up, the displays were able to keep their
cool, they can be viewed at www.how-
ardcity.org
We are also grateful for the Harvest
Festival Queen and her court (Elena
Smith, Krista VanDyke and Kellyn Vos)
for taking the time out of their schedule
to judge the displays. Thank you for help-
ing make this first festival a success!
— Paige Denslow & Tesha
Gould of the
Winterfest Committee

Winning

Ways

This year’s winner of the First Annual Winterfest Snowman/Winter display contest is Greg Goosen’s team at the Rustic Sport Shop (519 Ensley). Pictured from left to right, Nate Beemer, Ashley Hawley, Michelle Haw- ley and Caitlyn Trader. Not pictured are Lu- Ann Buckley and Kathy Trader. LuAnn was the inspiration behind the display; she actu- ally drew up the plan and put it in motion. This project was a complete team effort and a true team success resulting in becoming the winner. Thank you for sharing your ingenuity with the community and congratulations.

you for sharing your ingenuity with the community and congratulations. SPECIAL MEMORIES Photos courtesy of Cheryl

SPECIAL MEMORIES

you for sharing your ingenuity with the community and congratulations. SPECIAL MEMORIES Photos courtesy of Cheryl
you for sharing your ingenuity with the community and congratulations. SPECIAL MEMORIES Photos courtesy of Cheryl
you for sharing your ingenuity with the community and congratulations. SPECIAL MEMORIES Photos courtesy of Cheryl

Photos

courtesy

of Cheryl

Smith

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RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010

4 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 Meet The Friends of the Timothy

Meet The Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library

On Oct. 26, 2005, five women met to begin the process of organizing a group that would support and benefit the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Shortly after this first meet- ing, seventeen women met and voted to become official Friends of the Library, a national organi- zation whose purposes are as follows: encourage volunteer opportunities, focus on the needs of the library, sponsor activities in the area of art and culture to broaden the community awareness of available library sources, encourage the use of the library, receive gifts and endowments and sup- port the freedom to read. Every year the Friends of the Library set up a fund raising schedule which involves sponsoring approximately twelve events yearly. These events not only support our projects but also help to bring our citizens together and make them more aware

of the importance of the local library. Since our inception we have raised approximately $32,000, which has enabled the library to purchase books, sponsor programs to instill in children the love for reading, and acquire items for the building, including landscaping. One of our most gratifying projects that also reach our reading goals is Books for Babies, an endeavor which aims to introduce children to reading at an early age. Congratulations to this group, you are an as- set to our community. You have made us aware of our great library and all it has to offer. You are en- thusiastic, dedicated, and effective in all you do, and have instilled in us the importance of work- ing together as a community for a common good. Please join us at the library on the second Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Tony Reynolds at the Dogwood Center on Jan. 29

Enjoy a great evening of smooth and soulful classic hits with Tony Reynolds and pianist Bob VanStee on Friday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dogwood Center’s Black Box. Tony Reynolds is a profes- sional singer with a smooth four-octave voice, a classy style and years of experience in the entertainment world. For seven years Tony traveled the world singing back up for famed per- former Tom Jones. Tony has also had the privilege of singing back up with Elton John. Check out some video and audio samples of Tony in action at HYPERLINK “http://www. ynotsing.com” www.ynotsing. com. Bob Van Stee started playing piano by ear at the age of 7. Some of the bands he has worked with are The New World Singers dur- ing the 1960’s, Kenny Gordon & the Sound Gathering and Check- ers Morton during the 1970’s, Turning Point in the 1980’s, and Madhouse in the 1990’s. For the last year he has been a part of the piano vocal duo with Tony Reynolds. The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Monday - Friday,

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to an event. For infor- mation, phone 231.924.8885.

Women and heart disease event to be held Feb. 1

Spectrum Health Women’s Healthy Heart Program will be sponsoring Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Women & Heart Disease. This event will be held at Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, on Monday, February 1, 2010. Among other issues, the event will cover how the guidelines for a woman’s risk of heart disease have changed. The free session will feature JoAnne Foody, MD, a nation- ally known cardiologist from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Foody will dispel myths about risk levels of heart disease, discuss how stress and Vitamin D levels affect women’s hearts, explain how to talk to your doctor, and teach women how to lower their personal risk. Preregistration is required for this free session. Call (616) 267-2626, option 4, or toll free (877) 495-2626. For informa- tion about women and heart disease, visit spectrum-health. org/womenandheartdisease

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(StatePoint) Each water bottle you recycle might not seem like much, but don’t undervalue your efforts. Those bottles you drop in the recy- cling bin can be made into dozens of useful items, from new bottles to t-shirts, carpeting and even automotive parts. Recycling can help save energy, money and land space, create new green jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By getting your whole

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make an effort to See RECYCLE page 7 STRONG STATEMENT The Tri County Youth Wrestling Club

The Tri County Youth Wrestling Club would like to congratulate all the MYWAY Wrestlers who wrestled at Belding and MSU on Sunday January 3rd and also those who wrestled at Alma and For- est Hills on Sunday January 10th. On Jan. 3, the following wrestlers took home a medal: Ian Boden 4th, RJ Gulan 3rd, Braden Hall- man 4th, Bryce Hallman 3rd, Tanner Astrauskas 1st, Jesse Lopez 3rd, AJ Lopez 4th and Ben Beh-

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GMHS successfully completes trans fats elimination initiative – early

FREMONT — GMHShas successfully and voluntarily eliminated industrial trans fats from its food service programs as part of a statewide initiative to improve patient and commu- nity health. GMHS was one of the first hospitals in Michigan to complete this initiative and finished its transition approxi- mately one year ahead of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) target goal of January 1, 2010 . The goal was to remove industrial trans fats from hospital vending ma- chines, cafeterias, and patient nutrition programs. “At GMHS, we strive to pro- vide the safest, highest quality care to all who walk through our doors,” said John Rosenberg, GMHS Manager of Dietary Ser- vices. “That care goes beyond medical treatment and means we create an all-around healthy environment for our patients, their families, friends and hos- pital staff. Industrial trans fats are a contributing factor to the declining health of many Michigan residents; therefore, it is vital that our hospital make every effort to not only treat the ill, but help create a healthy en- vironment for our community and for Michigan.” Industrial trans fats have been linked to negative health effects such as increased levels of bad cholesterol and reduced levels of good cholesterol. They also contribute to increased pe- diatric and adult obesity, which is now estimated to account for

between 9 and 11 percent of total U.S. health care expendi- tures. In response to this trend, and in an effort to help hospi- tals continue to be part of the solution to a healthier Michi- gan, MHA initiated a statewide campaign to voluntarily elimi- nate industrial trans fats from hospital vending machines, cafeterias and patient nutri- tion programs by Jan. 1, 2010. GMHS completed its initiative in January of 2009. Snack food manufacturers, fast-food restaurants, the state of California and major cities including New York and Phila- delphia have already acted to completely eliminate industrial trans fats in recognition of their damaging health effects. Michi- gan hospitals were asked to join the effort to demonstrate the hospital community’s ongoing commitment to community health improvement. “Hospitals provide care to all who walk through their doors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As community health stewards, our hospitals are committed to going beyond caring for the sick; we must guide preventa- tive health and community well- ness efforts through leading by example,” said MHA President Spencer Johnson. “By elimi- nating an unhealthy substance like industrial trans fats from hospital food services, Michigan hospitals can become an even greater part of the solution to the struggling health status of many of our state’s citizens.”

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1950 – Ethel Smith of Lakeview won the bottled gas kitchen range in a contest sponsored by Michigan Bottled Gas Company in Greenville for having the oldest wood stove in working condition in Michigan. Sgt. George Wolfe of Lakeview is currently serving in Japan with the 35th Fighter Wing at Johnson Air Base. 1960 – With road work progressing down M-46, the former Burlison body shop, the Nielsen gas sta- tion and restaurant and two houses outside of Lakeview are being torn down as the new roadway takes form. Mrs. Carrie Cole of Lakeview recently celebrated her 92nd birth- day as friends and family surprised

her at the Alma Masonic Home where she now resides.

1975 – Gerald Kinwood of Mor-

ley has graduated from basic na- val training with the title of Naval Honorman. Lakeview junior Tom Jeppesen was named Junior Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Montcalm Soil Conservation District and the Farmer’s Union.

1995 – Shirley Bean of Lakeview

won the Angel door prize at the recent fundraiser for the Tamarack Public Library. Tim Reed of Lakeview and Hol- ly Tucker of Blanchard have been awarded places on the Dean’s List

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Members & Guests Present: Pat Bauman, Renae Brooks, Brenda Burgess, Arlene Butler, Linda Godley, Pat Jacobus,

Janice Williams,

Library Director. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Vicky Paulen. Approval of Minutes: Motion by Pat J. to approve the November 11, 2009, minutes as read, seconded by Arlene B. All approved. Treasurers Report: Treasurer Pat J. passed out an updated report. Motion by Lavonne R. seconded by Betty R. to

accept the Treasurers report. All approved. Renae B. and Jolene were appointed to audit the Treasurer’s books for the

2009 year.

Director ’s Report: Janice W. reported the Library will be responsible for children’s games during Howard City ’s Winterfest on January 16, 2010. Janice also reported that the Adult Winter Reading Program started on January 4 and will run through April 2. FOL will fund prizes (desserts from Charlene’s Cafe). Motion by Pat J. seconded by Arlene B. to fund the prizes. All approved. February is “Love Yo ur Library” month a nd the Library staff is holding a contest to see which staff member can collect the most money. Canisters will be placed in the library and the public will be able to vote for their favorite staff member. The money collected will be used to purchase new books for the Library. FOL group will donate an additional $200.00 to purchase more books in honor of the winner. Motion by Pat J. seconded by Linda G. to donate the money. All approved. March is Dr. Seuss month. FOL membership discussed purchasing additional Dr. Seuss books for the Library. Motion by Renae B. seconded by Pat J. to purchase the books. All approved. Publicity Report: Arlene B. reported there was a good response to the Lighting of the Village Christmas Tree program that took place in December.

Community Liaison Report: Renae B. reported to the membership that a canister will be placed in the Library to collect Spartan UPC labels. The money from the collection of the labels will go toward the purchase of books.

OLD BUSINESS Free Magazines: Linda G. was asked to maintain the free magazine display at the Library in the absence of Patricia S. Tour of Homes: Chairman Brenda B. reported this year ’s Home Tour was well attended and the houses were beautifully decorated for the holidays. FOL membership discussed recognizing Christian Kindel and Charlene from Charlene’s Cafe for their generous contributions to the Home Tour Program. Motion by Pat J. seconded by Betty M. to present them with a gift certificate. All approved. Christmas program and Bake Sale: Chairman Pat B. reported the bake sale went well this year with more customers than in past years. Nominating Committee/Election of Officers: The nominating committee presented the slate of officers for 2010. Motion by Arlene B. seconded by Lavonne R. to accept nominations. All approved. Election results are as follows:

President Vicky P., Vice President Chris P., Secretary Judy P. and Tr easurer Pat J. FOL Web page: Information will be gathered to update the FOL section of the Library web page. Review 2010 programs: The membership discussed and set committees and dates for proposed activities during the

2010 year.

Books for Babies Program: Vicky P. reported that 48 bags were given out for the program in 2009. A big thank you to Linda G. for sewing the bags. NEW BUSINESS Cancellation of meetings due to bad weather: After a discussion by the membership, it was decided that if Tri County cancels school for the da y, there will be no meeting. Motion by Chris P. seconded by Arlene B. All approved. Article for the River Valley: An article will be published outlining the history and activities of the FOL. OTHER BUSINESS Book discussion Group: The book for February is “Animal, Ve getable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolve r. The book discussion will take place on February 1, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Reading room. The book for March is “The Book of Unholy Mischief” by Elle Newmark. The book discussion will take place on March 1, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Reading room. Jolene reported they will be hosting the Sand Lake Library at this meeting. Adjournment: Renae B. made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Pat B. Next Meeting: We dnesday, March 10, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. There will be no scheduled February meeting due to many members being away. A big thank you to Charlene’s Cafe for supplying coffee for today’s meeting. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

Betty MacTavish, Judy Parker, Vicky Paulen, Chris Poprawski, Lavonne Rehfus, Betty Riemer,

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USDA grant helps Michigan’s residents get to know their local farmers

Growing healthy diets and eco- nomic activity are both great reasons to get to know your local farmers

EAST LANSING — As part of the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted $45,100 to the Michigan Food Policy Council (MFPC) to expand and support the work of the Michigan Farmers Markets Food Assistance Partnership. With this grant,

the Partnership will offer Bridge Card holders expanded access to the fresh food options offered by their local farmers. The Partnership, hosted by the Mich- igan Farmers Market Association (MIF- MA) and the MFPC, is composed of more than 33 organizations with an interest in expanding the availability of fresh, local- ly grown produce to Michigan consum- ers. The Partnership has three goals in the upcoming year: to expand the num- ber of farmers markets in the state that will accept Bridge Cards, to support the

markets which are already involved in accepting Bridge Cards, and to maintain the Michigan Farmers Markets Food As- sistance Partnership. In 2009, 29 of the state’s more than 200 farmers markets accepted the Bridge Card, an electronic replacement for the paper food stamps of the past. While Michigan leads the Midwest in the number of farmers markets accept- ing the Bridge card, there are still many farmers markets in the state where it’s not accepted. The Partnership wants to

increase the number of markets to 50 in 2010, representing 25 percent of the farmers markets currently operating in Michigan. “During the 2009 market season over $297,000 in food assistance benefits were redeemed at Michigan farmers markets, an amount that continues to grow annu- ally,” said Dru Montri, MIFMA manager. “With the support of the USDA, we can work to ensure that as the number of farmers markets expands so does the use and acceptance of Bridge Cards.”

Start saving now for the holidays with a Christmas Club account

One way to budget for the added expense of gifts, food and decorations over the hol- idays is to take advantage of a Christmas Club. This budget- ing tool has been provided by banks and credit unions for decades, and now some re- tailers are offering their own Christmas Clubs. Your Bet- ter Business Bureau advises that consumers can make this year’s holiday season easier on the family finances by set- ting up a Christmas Club ac- count now. “Budgeting wisely can greatly reduce the holiday hangover that many overex- tended families’ experience,” said Ken Vander Meeden, BBB of Western Michigan President. “A Christmas Club account is a great tool for gradually socking away money throughout the year to spread the financial burden of holiday spending.” Traditionally, Christmas Club accounts have been of-

fered at credit unions or small banks where the consumer can set aside a small amount of money every month into a savings account until the Fall when he or she can then start making withdrawals to pay for holiday expenses. Accord- ing to the Credit Union Na- tional Association, about 78 percent of credit unions run Christmas Clubs, and interest spiked in 2009. The BBB recommends that it’s never too early to consider budgeting for next year’s holiday season and of- fers the following advice on setting up a Christmas Club account:

Build a Budget. Start Saving Now. Shop Around. Read the Fine Print. Automate the Process. Know the Deal with Re- tailer Christmas Clubs. For more advice on bud- geting for the holidays, visit www.bbb.org.

Out of work? The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring nationwide

The national unemployment rate is hovering around 10 percent, but the good news is that the up- coming 2010 Census will create hundreds of thou- sands of temporary, part-time jobs across the United States. The Better Business Bureau offers the follow- ing advice on what it takes to work for the Census and tips on how to land a job. Every ten years, the U.S. government is required to count every man, woman, and child in the coun- try. The 2010 Census is a massive undertaking that requires the work of more than one million individu- als. This means that hundreds of thousands of tem- porary, part-time census taker jobs will be created across the U.S. to assist with the 2010 Census. This should come as great news to job hunters who are looking for ways to pull in a paycheck, even if from a part-time and temporary job. “Many families are out of work and struggling to make ends meet. The jobs that are being created to assist with the 2010 Census could not come at a bet- ter time,” said Ken Vander Meeden, BBB of Western Michigan President. “A part-time job with the Census can help pay bills while still leaving the job hunter time to look for permanent employment.” Job hunters can apply for jobs with the Census Bureau now, however, most hiring will take place during the spring of 2010. Census takers usually work in their own communities, going door-to-door, conducting brief interviews with households that did not return their questionnaire. Census takers work approximately 20 to 40 hours per week, primarily in the evenings and on weekends and are paid weekly.

An applicant’s chances of getting a job with the Census depend on many factors, such as the avail- ability of work in his or her community, test score re- sults, number of hours he or she is available for cen- sus work and veteran’s preference. Also being able to speak a second language - even a rare language - flu-

ently is a sought-after trait. Applicants will need to be flexible as census work is usually conducted on week- ends and during evening hours, when most people are at home to complete their census questionnaire. The BBB and the U.S. Census Bureau recom- mend that interested individuals take the following steps to apply for a job with the 2010 Census:

n Review the Census Bureau’s Jobs Web site -

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n Do Your Homework: Find out what is accepted for

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large grocery chains offer bins for recycling used plastic bags and product wraps. Web sites like www.earth911.com allow you to enter your zip code to locate recycling centers closest to you. n Check the Neck: For recycling purposes, a bottle is any container with a neck or opening smaller than its base. Be sure to put these items in your recycling bin: milk jugs and beverage bottles; bottles from shampoo, toiletries, laundry detergent and other household cleaners; bottles from salad dressing, cooking oil and condiments; and don’t forget to in- clude jars from things like peanut butter and mayonnaise.

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come levels under $25K and between $25 and $50K report that to a large de gree—57 percent and 67 percent, respectively—their ownership levels have remained unchanged despite the economy. While the pet sector enjoyed a steady stream of spending, American pet owners compensated by reducing spending on other household and leisure items. Across the board, there was a reported decline in spending on activities including movies, plays, museums, sporting events, travel, dining and even shopping. These findings suggest that Americans will readily perform an act of self-sacrifice and re- allocate their dollars to maintain the quality of life

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A FAMILY MEMBER TOO: Even in the tough- est of times, pet ownership continues to rise. Americans turn to their pets for love, support, stress relief and mood therapy.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Feb- ruary 1, 2010, at 12:00 pm, Midway Self Storage will be offering for sale under the judicial lien process by public sale the fol- lowing storage units. The sale will be cash only. Midway Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all offers. The sale will be at the following location 23490 Jefferson Rd., Newaygo, MI 49337. Dan Merchant C-21, Wendy & Howard Starks A3 and Barb Rogers A-1.

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PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF BIG RAPIDS DIAL-A-RIDE PUBLIC TRANS- PORTATION SYSTEM PROPOSED

STATE AND FEDERAL SECTION 5311 APPLICATION FOR OPERATING AND CAPITAL ASSISTANCE

All citizens are advised that the City of Big

Rapids has prepared an application for

State of Michigan financial assistance

for fiscal year 2011, as required under Act

51 of the Public Acts of 1951, as amend- ed, and for federal assistance as required under the Federal Transit Act, as amend- ed. The City of Big Rapids is requesting $141,729.00 in state operating assis- tance for general public transit services; $64,624.00 for Federal Section 5311 operating assistance. The City of Big Rapids ensures that the

level and quality of transportation services

is

provided without regard to race, color,

or

national origin in accordance with Title

VI

of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For more

information regarding our Title VI obli-

gations or to file a complaint please con- tact us at the address given below. The proposed application is on file at the City of Big Rapids, Office of the City Clerk, 226 North Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, Michigan and may be reviewed during a 30-day calendar period begin- ning January 31, 2010 and ending March

1, 2010, between the hours of 8 a.m

and 5 p.m on days City Hall is open for business. Written comments regarding the appli-

cation and/or written requests for a pub-

lic hearing to review the application must

be received on or before March 1, 2010.

If a hearing is requested, notice of the

scheduled date, time, and location will be provided at least 10 days in advance. Submittals should be sent to the City of Big Rapids, Office of City Clerk, 226 North Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307. January 25, 2010

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Reynolds Township

Montcalm County, Michigan

PLEASE BE ADVISED that on January 14, 2010 the Reynolds Township Board adopted the Michigan Building Code, Michigan Electrical Code, Michigan Mechanical Code, and Michigan Plumbing Code. Synopsis as follows:

Michigan Building Code Ordinance # 100114-1 Ordinance to designate an enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of Reynolds Township, under the provisions of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act, 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1501 et seq.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Building Code in accordance with

Section 8b(6) of Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, the Building

Inspector of Reynolds Township is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Township of Reynolds.

Michigan Electrical Code Ordinance # 100114-2 Ordinance to designate an enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of Reynolds Township, under the provisions of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act, 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1501 et seq.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Building Code in accordance with Section 8b(6) of Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, the Electrical Inspector of Reynolds Township is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to

discharge the responsibility of the Township of Reynolds.

Michigan Mechanical Code Ordinance # 100114-3 Ordinance to designate an enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of Reynolds Township, under the provisions of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State

Construction Code Act, 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1501 et seq.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Building Code in accordance with

Section 8b(6) of Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, the Mechanical Inspector of Reynolds Township is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Township of Reynolds.

Michigan Plumbing Code Ordinance # 100114-4 Ordinance to designate an enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of Reynolds Township, under the provisions of the Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act, 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1501 et seq.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Building Code in accordance with Section 8b(6) of Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, the Plumbing Inspector of Reynolds Township is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Township of Reynolds.

A full copy of the ordinances can be obtained, inspected, purchased or reviewed at the Reynolds Township Hall located at 215 E. Edgerton St. Howard City, Michigan during normal office hours, Mon.-Fri. 10am.-2 p.m. Office closed on Wednesdays. This ordinance will become effective 14 days after publication.

January 19, 2010 Respectfully submitted, Tina Porzondek, Clerk

 

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Reynolds Township

Regular Meeting of the Board

January 14, 2010

Called to order: 7:00 p.m.

Members present: Supervisor Keith Grannis, Treasurer Roger Stedman, Clerk Tina Porzondek, Trustee Lee Olsen Absent: Trustee Ann Yanke

Action Items:

Motion to approve consent agenda containing previous minutes, treasurer’s report, fire and police reports and the zoning report. Motion made by Porzondek, second by Stedman, 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.

Motion to accept North Country Inspection Services, LLC contract for construction code, inspection and enforcement services made by Porzondek, second by Olsen. 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.

Resolution to adopt Michigan Building Code Ordinance #100114-1 made by Olsen, second by Stedman. Roll call: Olsen; yes, Grannis; yes, Stedman; yes, Yanke; absent, Porzondek, yes. 4 yes, 1 absent. Approved.

Resolution to adopt Michigan Electrical Ordinance #100114-2 by Porzondek, second by Olsen. Roll call: Yanke; absent, Olsen; yes, Grannis; yes, Stedman; yes, Porzondek; yes. 4 yes, 1 absent. Approved.

Resolution to adopt Michigan Mechanical Code Ordinance #100114-3 by Stedman, second by Olsen. Roll call: Grannis; yes, Stedman; yes, Yanke; absent, Porzondek; yes, Olsen; yes. 4 yes, 1 absent. Approved.

Resolution to adopt Michigan Plumbing Code Ordinance #100114-4 by Olsen, second by Stedman. Roll call: Grannis; yes, Stedman; yes, Porzondek; yes, Olsen; yes, Yanke; absent. 4 yes, 1 absent. Approved.

Motion to appoint Building Officials and Inspectors made by Stedman, second by Porzondek. Duane Cruzan and Maurice Va nNevel-Building Offi cials Duane Cruzan, Gary Smalligan, Randy Gordon, Tom Berg, George Dietrich- Building Inspectors Maurice Va nNevel, Don Strohpaul, Mike Califf, Tim Chorni-Electircal Inspectors Greg Streichhirsch, Fred Inman, Jim Shereda-Mechanical Inspectors Fred Inman, Jim Callendar, Jim Shereda-Plumbing Inspectors

4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.

Motion to adopt fee schedule for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing made by Olsen, second by Stedman. 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.

Motion to adopt Procedures for Administration and Enforcement codes made by Porzondek, second by Olsen. 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.

Motion to appoint Construction Board of Appeals Members, 2 year term by Stedman, second by Porzondek. Ed Walters, Building Contractor Paul Veurink, Building Contractor Scott Simons, Electrical Contractor Randy Paulsen, Mechanical Contractor Scott Moore, Plumbing Contractor

4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.

Motion to purchase a hanging sign for display outside of the township hall by Olsen, second by Stedman. 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.

Discussion items:

The supervisor affirmed that North County Building Services, LLC will provide residents with the best possible service and a much closer and convenient location to get permits. Inspections will be timely and accommodating to our residents.

Budget Hearing set for February 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Location of the meeting is the Reynolds Township Hall 215 E. Edgerton St. Howard City, Michigan.

Fire contract presented to the board for consideration.

Public comment:

Ron Baker, County Commissioner thanked board and public for attending the previous County Commissioner’s meeting, gave an update on Animal Control and asked the board for their comment about the inspection ordinances.

Adjourned: 7:28 p.m.

Next Meeting: February 11, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m.

For more information call the township office at 231-937-6739 or check our website www.montcalm.org/reynolds.twp

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In Memory of Kenneth Mulholland January 26, 2009 You did not go alone, for part
In Memory of
Kenneth Mulholland
January 26, 2009
You did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day
God called you home.
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved,
still missed and very dear.
Your wife, Beverly
loved, still missed and very dear. Your wife, Beverly The family of Marian Miller wishes to

The family of Marian Miller wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the many expressions of sympathy shown after her recent passing. The cards, flowers, plants, and food were all greatly appreciated during this difficult time. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice, Pastor Doug Bennett, Rev. Anne Riegler, Heckman Funeral Home, and the Amble United Methodist Church for the wonderful luncheon. Thank you to Dr. Williamson and staff for their care throughout the years. You have all made this time a little easier. John Miller and Family

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2010 MEETING DATES CROTON TOWNSHIP BOARD

Second Monday of the Month 7:00 p.m.

January 11, 2010 February 08, 2010 March 08, 2010 April 12, 2010 May 10, 2010 June 14, 2010

July 12, 2010 August 08, 2010 September 13, 2010 October 11, 2010 November 08, 2010 December 13, 2010

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Quarterly Meeting Dates at 7:00 p.m.

April 06, 2010 July 06, 2010

October 05, 2010 January 04, 2011

BOARD OF REVIEW

March 08, 2010 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. • March 10, 2010 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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We would like to thank all who sent
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To our family, a special Thank You.
Love to all,
Neil and Beverly Hand

Summary of the minutes of the

Pierson Township Board

January 5th, 2010

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Bryant, Bogner, Scott, Vukin, Longcore,

Meeting agenda: Approved with addition of item A+. Tingley Surveying

Consent agenda: Approved

Financial Report: Presented

Correspondence was noted.

Committee Reports given from the

Planning Commission - MEETING Jan. 21st 7pm

Road Committee - MEETING Jan. 20th 7pm

County Commissioner Carl Paepke - Gave the Ambulance report

New Business:

Approved the Remonumentation program

Approved a new fire safe filing cabinet for Cemetery records

Approved meeting dates for 2010

Budget workshop Feb. 9, 7pm

Approved committee appointment to the ZBA Bob Wolfe, PC David Johnson and Pat Maioho RC. Bill Bryant

Public Comment

Adjourn 7:40pm

VILLAGE OF HOWARD CITY

MONTCALM COUNTY, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Act No. 43 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1963, as amended, that the Village Council of the Village of Howard City will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year on February 8 th , 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, 125 Shaw Street, Howard City, MI. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

At the hearing, all parties interested may appear before the Village Council and be heard as to the proposed budget. A copy of the proposed budget will be available for public inspection beginning February 1 st during regular business hours at the Village Hall.

Dated: January 25, 2010

Kim Alexander, Clerk Village of Howard City

February is

Love Your Library Month!

Please come and check out the books and the nice set up we have. Books for all ages, children, men and women alike. There are places to sit and read or check the books out and read them at your leisure. It would be nice to see everyone come to visit the library and check out the assortment of books and magazines we have.

Poem

My Library

by Verda One

It’s only a roomwith shelves and books, but it’s far more magical than it looks.

It’s a jet on which I soar, to lands that exist no more.

Or a key with which I find, answers to questions crowding my mind.

Building my habit of learning and growing, asking and researching till I reach knowing.

Here, I’ve been a mermaid and an elf, I’ve even learned to be more myself.

I think that I shall never see, a place that’s been more useful to me.

With encouraging kind friends with wit, who tell me to dream big and never quit.

It’s only a roomwith shelves and books, but it’s far more magical than it looks.

Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library

117 W. Williams St. Howard City

(231) 937-5575

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• Cedar Springs • Sand Lake • Howard City • Morley • Amble
• Gowen • Trufant • Coral • Kent City • Grant • Bailey
• Newaygo • White Cloud
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• White Cloud • Croton/Hardy • Pierson • Lakeview Help is Available: A free Bariatric Support
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Help is Available:

A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month (beginning in February 2010) at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms at Carson City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at

989-330-4091.

Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you have been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer,

meet with others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of every month from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977

W. 72nd St. (M-82), Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb

Kaminski, 231-924-7013.

Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle Drop-In Center, 310 E. Main St., Stanton. Everyone is welcome. No dues or fees. Emotions Anonymous offers a twelve step program to help people cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info call Carol (989)831-8778. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. Sparta Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00- 7:00pm. Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. White Cloud, Commission on Aging. Weigh in 5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93 Gibbs St. Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:45- 6:10pm on Mondays, meeting 6:15-7:15pm. East M-46. Lakeview, New Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 9:30am on Wednesdays, meeting 10:00-11:00am. East M-46. Sand Lake, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Weigh in 8:30-9:00am on Tuesdays, meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland

Dr. Howard City, Reynolds Township Hall (back building), Thursdays

weigh-in 4:30-5:10 PM, meeting 5:15-6:00 PM. First meeting free. For information call 231-937-4441. Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30- 11:00am, Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St., Pierson, Michigan. Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info. Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm, Health Department, White Cloud. Addictions Program: Feel trapped in addiction? There is an answer! Reformers Unanimous. A caring addiction program for any addiction, offered at Bills Lake Baptist Church, 8549 Swan Ave., 7 miles east of Newaygo. Every Friday night 7-9p.m. Info. call 652-9940. Rebos House 10 N. First Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Meeting Days & Times: Monday-7pm, Big Book Meeting-Open; Tuesday-12Noon-Open, 5:30-6:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm 12&12 12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm- Open, 7:00pm-Closed (N/S) nonsmoking, 7:00pm-Alanon; Friday-All Open-12Noon, 7:00pm, 9:00pm; Saturday-All Open-8:30am, 10:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open-9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm.; Friday-7:00pm- Young People of Addictions-Open. Contact Sandy W. 616-636-8253. Last Thursday every month speakers meeting, 7:30pm. Arrive early if you want convenient parking. Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug free). Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact 689-6553, Marge. Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays, 7pm, United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS, BT) Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St. Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall. Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984 Wilcox Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-

8:00pm.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line: If you are living with physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, Call 1-800-374-WISE. Serving Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem drinking, please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to you - 652-5574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only. SPARTA: Sparta United Methodist Church, Monday 7:00pm; Monday, 7:30pm, Frank 678-4534, Wednesdays, 12noon, Harold 678-7508, Wednesdays, 8:00pm, Anggie 887-9952; Sparta Baptist Church, Fridays 7:30pm, Roger 887-8508 (Spanish Speaking) KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya

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SAND LAKE: St. Mary’s/Mary Queen of Apostle Catholic Church, basement of church, rear door, 51 Maple Street, Sand Lake. David 231- 937-5577, Mon. 8pm - C CROTON-HARDY: New Croton Township Hall, 5833 Division, Fri. 8pm - C; Sun. 7pm - O HOWARD CITY: VFW Hall, 1/2 mile south of Howard City, Larry 616- 723-5081, Wed. 7:30pm - O GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. Front- 678-7508, Wed. 7:00pm - O.; Sun. 7:00pm - O FREMONT: St. Johns Episcopal, 124 Sullivan, Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 12noon - C, Sun. 11:00am - O, NCCS Building, 6308 S. Warner (M-82). Fremont Christian Church, 10 E. Elm (non-smoking), Tues. & Thurs. 8pm - C; Sat. 11am - O Al-Anon: Tues. 8pm; Al-A teen: Tues. 8pm NEWAYGO: St. Bartholomew Church, NS, 599 Brooks - Basement - John 924-8027, Mon. 7:30pm - C; Step Mtg.; Thurs. 7:30pm - C Newaygo Area Alano Club: 8406 Mason/M-37, Behind Tracy’s Custom River Boats, just North of Speedway Unit #3. Mon. Noon (O), 7:30pm; Tues. Noon, 7:30pm; Wed. Noon, 7:30pm; Thurs. Noon, 7:30pm; Fri. Noon, 5:30pm (Men only), 7:30pm (NON-Smoking - Women only – all types of recovery welcome); Sat. Noon, 7:30pm (3 rd Sat. of month is open, non-smoking, potluck dinner 6:30p, speaker meeting 7:30p, with game night following); Sun. 1:00pm, 7:30pm (O). WHITE CLOUD: Mental Health Bldg. - Basement, 1049 Newell - 689- 1779- Non-Smoking, Mon. & Wed. 8pm - C SELF-HELP GROUP FOR EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL PROBLEMS: Is your ability to function and live a normal life impaired because you have an emotional or mental problem? Is stress, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse or fear getting in the way of you being able to really “live”? Newaygo County meeting, Fridays, 10:00am, United Methodist Church, 240 Williams Street, White Cloud. For more information, call 689-7330, or toll-free, 1-800-968-7330.

Upcoming Events:

Newaygo. For more information please call Diane Snyder at 231-924-6123 or 800-837-3630. Angel Food Ministries at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. For info call 616-696-8236. Mid-Michigan District Health Department Hearing & Vision Screening Clinic. Free vision testing, as well as hearing screening tests for all children ages 3 to 21. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 831-3644, Monday through Friday. The third Thursday of each month, Wendy Lewkowski, MSW, Bereavement Coordinator for Heartland Hospice will be holding a grief support group. This group is open to anyone in the community and will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Heartland Hospice office located at 1041 West Main Street, Fremont, MI. Call Wendy with any questions 231-924-0153. The Power of a Praying Parent. Classes start weekly at the Still Waters Ministry Center, 218 Williams St, Howard City. 10am - 11:30 am. Free of charge. To register call Jill at 231-937-6193. Would you like to know about becoming a Catholic? Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), adults who have never been baptized, or have been baptized in another Christian tradition have the opportunity to study Catholicism in a group setting. If you would like to know more, please call Christ The King Catholic Church at 231-937-5757 and leave your name and phone number. The Lakeview Area Seniors is a non-denominational group gathering on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00 PM to 3:00. Interested people of all ages are encouraged attend. If you would like further information about these meetings, the Lakeview Area Seniors, or transportation to meetings, please call: Marlene Scott 989-352-6661, Dorothy Jensen 989-831-4496, Nancy Olsen 231-937-6272, Gary Wakenhut 989-352-6996. The Howard City Skate Park Committee meets Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. @ the Howard City Village Hall located behind the Village offices. Call Marianne @ 231.937.6203 for more information. The Howard City Harvest Festival Committee meets 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m., @ Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Volunteers are needed. Info. Call Cheryl @ 231-937-5686.

Library Happenings:

Home-School Group Meeting at the Sand Lake/Nelson Twp Library, Tuesday, February 9th at 3:00 pm. Parents and children are welcome. Plan events or projects, and work together on assignments. Join together in a community of learning for all ages.

Faith Meets Fiction, Adult Book Club Discussion - Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. Join us for a friendly book discussion on “inspirational” titles. Share a cup of coffee and a good book with others. This month’s selection is “Breach of Trust” by DiAnn Mills.

Heart To Heart Tea & Craft Party - Saturday, February 13 at the Sand Lake/Nelson Twp Library. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Kids bring a loved one to celebrate Valentine’s Day with snacks and crafts.

Fireside Chatters Book Discussion - Adult Book Club - Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. Join us for a friendly, informal book discussion. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a good book with others. This month’s selection is “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley.

Family Time at the Sand Lake/Nelson Twp. Library - Tuesdays, February 2nd - 23rd at 10:00 am. Stories, songs, crafts & other book related fun for the family, with a different theme each week.

Music & Movement - Families will get movin’ and groovin’ with rhymes, songs, musical activities, instruments, and movement-based games. Sand Lake/Nelson Twp Library, Wednesdays February 3rd - 24th at 6:30 pm.

Toddler Time every Monday at 11:00 am at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Ages 19 Months-3 year olds, listen to a story, do a craft, sing songs and other activities. Everyone is welcome, questions call 231-937-5575 and ask for Cheryl

Preschool Storytime: Every Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Ages 3-5 year olds, come listen to stories, make a craft and other activities. Everyone is welcome, questions call 231-937-5575 and ask for Cheryl.

The Timothy Hauenstein Reynolds Twp Friends of the Library meet from 9:00 - 11:00 am on the second Wednesday of the month. All interested persons are welcome to attend. Library location, 117 Williams St., Howard City.

Annual Church Rummage Sale - Christ The King Catholic Church, Howard City, 9596 Reed Road. West off Federal on to M46, North off M46 on to Reed Road. Follow the signs. January 23rd, 9-5. All proceeds go to the Faith Formation Program.

The Newaygo County Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled at the following locations to distribute free food to individuals and families in need. Most food distributions take approximately one hour. See below for registration details. Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled delivery time. Bring your own container to hold 50 lbs. of food. Tuesday, January 26th, 5:00 pm, River Valley Community Church, Newaygo. Wednesday, January 27th, 5:00 pm, Hesperia Community Education, Hesperia - Sponsored by Lighthouse Community Church. Thursday, January 28th, 3:30 pm, Providence Christian High School, Fremont. Saturday, January 30th, 1:00 pm, Grant Wesleyan Church, Grant. Monday, February 1st, 5:00 pm, Fremont United Methodist Church, Fremont. Wednesday, February 3rd, 5:00 pm, Grant Christian Reformed Church, Grant. Free Food Truck, Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 4:00 pm, at the Free Methodist Church, 110 N. Edgar

Rd., Lakeview. Sponsored by the Lakeview Ministerial

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Original Gospel Jamboree, January 30th. Potluck at 6:30 pm, Music at 7 pm. Amazing Grace Acres Church, M-37 & Woodland Park Dr., Brohman. Featuring The

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MC. Everyone welcome.

Divorce Care Support Group offered at Still Waters Counseling Ministry - 12 week education and support

group to help adults heal from divorce. Begins Monday, February 1st, from 7 - 9 PM, 218 N. Ensley in Howard

City. Please call Jill to register 231-937-6193.

Letting Go of Anger - Four week class offered by Still Waters Counseling Ministry. Tuesday mornings, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 10:00 - noon, at Still Waters Counseling Ministry in Howard City. Free of charge. Call 231-937-6193 to register. Women of Cedar Springs are welcome to join the Cedar Springs Women’s Club, Thursday, February 4 from noon until 2pm at the American Legion Building, located at 80 S. Main. Our Community Focus and program will feature Cedar Springs Rotary projects, especially Rotary’s Water Project reaching those around the world who have no clean water to drink. Club meetings are the first Thursday of each month. You don’t have to own a business to join this community- minded group of women. Consider becoming a member! For more information call this year’s President, Jan Hammersmith, at 696-0197. Divorce Care 4 Kids - education and support group designed to help children through the pain and confusion of their parents’ divorce. Meets Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM beginning February 4th, and running through April 15. Still Waters Ministry, 218 N. Ensley in Howard City. To register, please call Jill at 231-937-6193. FJP Snowball Softball Co-Ed Tournament Saturday, February 6th & Sunday, February 7th, starting at 9 am. Branstrom Park, Fremont. Applications are available at the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce office or contact Kirsten at 231-578-6587 for more details. Water Team Breakfast - Saturday, February 13 at 9:00 am. South Ensley United Methodist Church 13900 Cypress Avenue, corner of Cypress and 136th Street. Free-will offering. The Water Team is looking to help at least one homeowner per year with their families’ well problem. Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Cedar Springs Lions Club - Saturday February 20th, at the Cedar Springs Methodist Church, corner of Main & Church. All you can eat, adult $6/seniors $5/under 12 free.

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THANKS TO PANHANDLE ASSOCIATION - DIVORCE CARE CLASSES OFFERED

Thanks to a one time grant from the Panhandle Association of Montcalm County, Still Waters Counseling Ministry is offering help and hope to those who are experiencing a separation or divorce by offering Divorce Care and Divorce Care 4 Kids.

The Panhandle Association grant paid for the materials to offer Divorce Care, which is a 13-week class that deals with specific issues including anger, depression, loneliness, new relationships, financial survival and forgiveness.

Helplessness, frustration, abandonment, and loneliness are all words that could best describe the feelings of someone going through a divorce.

Divorce Care for Adults begins Monday, February 1st at 7:30 PM. Divorce Care 4 Kids begins Thursday, February 4th at 5:30 PM. Both classes will be held at Still Waters Counseling Ministry at 218 N. Ensley in Howard City and are free of charge.

The goal of Divorce Care and Divorce Care 4 Kids is to provide a safe atmosphere where participants can share their heart while seeking God’s help/healing/hope during this difficult time. For more information or to register, call Jill at (231) 937-6193.

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ICE FISHERMEN

2nd Annual FISH-A-HARDY Saturday, February 6th $4.00 Advance Entry Fee $5.00 Day of Contest Three
2nd Annual FISH-A-HARDY
Saturday, February 6th
$4.00 Advance Entry Fee
$5.00 Day of Contest
Three Categories
All Money Paid Out
• Walleye & Pike
• Pan Fish
Hardy Pond Fish Only
• Pike-speared
Sign in cut off time 11:00 a.m.
Full line of bait: Wigglers, Wax Worms, Mousses
Perch, Pike & Walleye Minnows, Spikes, Decoys
Grocery Items • Pop • Beer
Package Liquor • Deli
Chili & Seafood Gumbo at buffet table
Raedells
Across from Big Bend Park
1753 S. Beech • White Cloud
Call 231-689-6168 for details
Dads of Foreign Service Post #59 Newaygo VFW Bingo Ball Sales Start at 4:00. Bingo
Dads of Foreign Service Post #59
Newaygo VFW
Bingo Ball Sales Start at 4:00. Bingo starts at 6:00.
January 25th, 2010
Progressive Jackpot - 54 numbers - $733 + 1/2 of Sales
Special Letter X - 24 numbers - $425
Jack Pot - 53 numbers - $500
TO PLACE AN AD: List each item and its bargain price. The highest priced item
TO PLACE AN AD:
List each item and its bargain price. The highest
priced item determines the cost of your ad.
Prices are for a 15 word classified ad for 1 week in
the combo- Monday Pioneer, River Valley, Pioneer
East and Tri-County Shoppers and online. (Actual
cost is $32.35, Deadline 12noon, Thursdays)
Item Price and Ad Cost:
Free - $100 • FREE*
$101 - $350 • $10.00
$351 - $500 • $20.00
*One ad per week per household. All ads must be
pre-paid.
Call Kim (231)937-4740
FOR SALE: MINIATURE hay bales/$1.00. Great for
feeding rabbits or decoration. 14242 5 Mile, Morley.
MOTOROLA RAZOR for ATT network. New, never
used. Good phone! $50. (231)598-2320

Sand Lake Feed & Supply

 

616-636-8822

 

M-F 8:30 am - 5:30 pm • Sat. 8:30 am - 2:00 pm • Closed Sun.

Family Owned and Operated ALLIANCE NUTRITION FEED DEALER

Family Owned and Operated ALLIANCE NUTRITION FEED DEALER

Family Owned and Operated ALLIANCE NUTRITION FEED DEALER

12% Sweet Feed

50% OFF

WOOD

Sale Price

$ 8 25

 

All

PELLETS

14% Senior Horse

Carhartts

IN STOCK BY THE BAG OR TON

Sweet Feed

Limited to supplies on hand. All sales final

Sale Price

$ 10 25

12”

 

Pen Pals

Sportmix

Va nilla Flavored Rawhide

Dog Treats

Rabbit

Maintenance

Pellets

50# Bag

Dog Food

50# Bag

$ 2 95

$

11 75

$ 18 99

The Original Muck Boot

The Best Way to Keep Your Feet Warm, Dry and Protected!

If you missed us in the PDS Montcalm / North Kent phone guide, you can
If you missed us in the PDS Montcalm / North Kent phone guide,
you can find our ad every week in the River Valley News Shopper
Hair Studio & Day Spa Exclusive Line Of: Mastay, Eufora & Nioxin
Hair Studio & Day Spa
Exclusive Line Of: Mastay, Eufora & Nioxin

40 S. Main • Cedar Springs • www.reflectionsbydesign.info

• Wigs & Hair Alternatives

Facials

Mention This Ad To Receive A Complimentary Session Now Open In Our Consultation Studio Monday
Mention This Ad To Receive
A
Complimentary Session
Now Open
In
Our Consultation Studio
Monday
$
9am-8pm
25 00
Value
Offer limited to one service per customer per year.

• Hair Design

• Manicures

• Pedicures

• Massage

• Gift Certificates

696-0440

Hours: Mon-Thur 9-8 • Fri 9-6 • Sat 9-3 • Closed Sunday

090

Business

Services

NET-PORT Your LOCAL Internet Provider! $18.45/month Unlimited Dial-up (231)592-9877 www.net-port.com

NET-PORT

Your LOCAL Internet Provider!

$18.45/month

Unlimited Dial-up

(231)592-9877

www.net-port.com

POLE BUILDINGS for garage, work- shop or storage. Custom built, using top quality materials. Call Kevin Smith, Smith Construction, Barryton. (989) 382-7506. Licensed, insured.

ROOFING: ALL TYPES Low-sloped, flats, shingles, trailers. Repairs & Leaks. ICE/SNOW REMOVAL Free Estimates. 20yrs. experience. Licensed/Insured.

(616)636-8288

Ensley Roofing, LLC

SNOWPLOWING

STARTING @ $20 IN/OUT

(616)636-8441

WILL CLEAN YOUR House the way you like. $13-$15/hour. References. Call Carole 616-685-9331

YES, A-1 MOBILE ROOF-OVER do install Roof-Overs in the winter time. 1-

800-872-2089

100 Pets & Supplies

in the winter time. 1- 800-872-2089 100 Pets & Supplies 5 CHI-POM PUPPIES 9/weeks old. 2

5 CHI-POM PUPPIES 9/weeks old. 2 females. $100 each/obo. 616-636-5594

ST. BERNARD PUPPIES AKC regis- tered. Family raised. Ready to go February 18. $400. 231-629-1293

110 For Rent

2/BEDROOM, 1/BATH DUPLEX. $450/month. In Pierson. Call Amy 231- 629-0315 or 231-937-2271

16 X 80 2/bedroom, 2/bath, attached garage, deck, central air,washer/dryer, stove/refrigerator, dishwasher, generator. Beautiful setting, 10 minutes from expressway. $150/week w/$400

deposit.989-506-0352

KNIGHT

AUTO & PARTS SALES

deposit.989-506-0352 KNIGHT A UTO & P ARTS S ALES 2000 And Newer Domestic Used Parts Open

2000 And Newer Domestic Used Parts

Open

Mon-Fri

7:30am to

5pm

Closed Saturday Open Sunday 9am to 3pm

Used Parts Open Mon-Fri 7:30am to 5pm Closed Saturday Open Sunday 9am to 3pm 989-831-8358 1516

989-831-8358

1516 N. Peoples Rd. Stanton, MI

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Play The River Valley Super Bowl Trivia Contest You Could Win A $ 50 Gift
Play
The
River Valley
Super Bowl
Trivia Contest
You Could
Win A
$ 50
Gift
Certificate
It’s time for all you Armchair Quarterbacks to take the field and enter our trivia challenge!
Just answer the questions below and mail in or drop off your entry to The River Valley before
Monday, February 1, 2010 for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate at one of these local businesses!
Who will win
Super Bowl XLIV?
In what year did the phrase
“Super Bowl” officially
begin?
TINNEY
As of the end of this football
season, Super Bowl XLIII,
which teams have never
played