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The Montcalm Panhandle fund is $10,000 bet- ter off this year do to the very successful fund raiser held at Latitudes Road House. The panhandle board would like to extend a huge thank you to Communi- ty First Credit Union, The Howard City DDA, Pease Insurance Agency Inc, RC Senior Health Care LLC and Trumpets & Dove Financial Services for under- writing the dinner portion of the evening. The board acknowledges all of the participant’s table sponsors and folks that donated to the cause. The community fund balance is nearing $76,520 which should al- low $4,000 in grant money every year. According to Chairman Richard Pease foundations and en- dowments are the way to help ensure future growth in a community, private money for parks, librar- ies school and civic organizations. “For Good…For Forever”. The board would like to express a special thank you to Latitudes for the very special menu that was enjoyed and for giving us the restaurant

See PANHANDLE page 4

Newaygo County gets nod for USCA

United States Canoe Association (USCA) selects Newaygo Michigan’s Muskegon River for USCA’s 2011 National Canoe & Kayak Championships

Chicago IL - The USCA announces the selection of Newaygo Michigan’s Muskegon River as the site for its Canoe and Kayak National Championship for 2011. “The Newaygo team made an outstanding presentation and won the bid by a sizable margin,” stated Gareth Stevens, Chair of the Publications and Marketing Committees at USCA. “The USCA looks forward to helping make the Newaygo Nationals in 2011 on the Muskegon River a success to remem- ber.” Martin Ecker, a Muskegon Michigan based ex- pert paddler and Race Organizer for the 2011 event, was delighted with the outcome: “Newaygo was suc- cessful at winning the bid because of true teamwork. Between the people at Pure Michigan, the Newaygo Chamber of Commerce, and Powers Outdoors (the local sponsor), the delegates felt comfortable that we could handle a race of this magnitude. I am con- fident we can conduct a superb race on the world class Muskegon River with the support of all of the State and local organizations.” The USCA Nationals holds a major, six-day na- tional canoe and kayak championship event every year, usually in early-to-mid August. The week-long

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4th Annual Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Contest

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Wacky Hats are a fun part of the day

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for the night, and all of the following who made the evening

possible with their generosity.

Table Sponsors

Independent Bank, Select Care Physical Therapy Inc., All American Taxidermy, Johnson’s Automotive Repair, Ed &

Robin Blair, J&H Family Stores, Ark’s Electric Inc., Dean’s Landscaping & Excavating, Spectrum Heatlh & Kensley Hospital, Heckman & Son Lawn Care, Heckman’s Funeral Home Inc.,Droski Insurance Agency, Inc., J.I.S Tire Ser- vice, Howard City Auto Clinic/Consignment Shop, Dianne

M Longoria, PLC Attorney At Law, Parts Plus, Hill’s Body

Shop, S.R. Automotive, Inc., Servpro of Ionia & Montcalm Counties, Mark Stevens Realty Development LLC., Robin- son Septic Service, Ace Home Health Care, Big Ben’s Tire & Auto Repair, Finish Line Auto Body, Mattson’s True Value Hardware, DW Video & Multimedia LLC., Howard City Auto Glass, Leppinks, James Scholten, Max & Patricia Zamarripa Field of Dreams Foundation Inc., Baxter Construction, LLC., McKays Towing, JR Aggregates, Tri-County Body Shop, J.M.

Anderson Insurance, Howard House, Robinson Equipment, Mike Huckleberry-State Representative, Brian Calley-State Representative, Edward Sternisha-State Representative, and AAA-Marcey Allington

Donations

Dick & Deb DeBruyn, Chris & Sheryl Sanders, Richard & Cheryl Pease, Robert & Rose Bonga, Lotus Salon, Charlene’s Café & Coffee House, Hansen Collision Inc., Keller North Country Motors, Prudential Preferred Realtors-Mark Ste- vens, Natures Atrium, River Valley/ The Pioneer Group, Ser- vice Master Clean, Subway Restaurant, Howard City Mobile Mart, Leppinks, Finish Line Auto Body, Droski Insurance

Agency Inc., Print City, Pizza Time, Angela Taylor, Bill & Cin-

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Army National Guard Pvt. David Kooistra has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marks- manship, weapons use, map reading and land navi- gation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. He is the son of David Kooistra Sr. of Blackfoot Trail, Howard City, Mich. The private is a 2008 graduate of Tri County Se- nior High School, Howard City.

Army Reserve Pvt. Sheila McBride has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Colum- bia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and cer- emony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. She is the daughter of Dennis and Edith McBride of Cypress Ave., Newaygo, Mich. McBride is a 2004 graduate of Morley Stanwood High School, Morley, Mich.

Justine Wells, Local Resident Honored With Dean’s List - Fall 2009 Semester

Sand Lake resident Justine Wells is among the

outstanding scholars recognized by Kuyper College’s Dean’s List - Fall 2009 Semester. On a 4.0 scale, a student must have a minimum Grade Point Aver- age of 3.5 for the semester and a minimum cumula- tive Grade Point Average of 3.2 to be placed on the Dean’s List. Justine is a 2008 graduate of Tri County HS and is majoring in Youth Ministries.

MCC announces fall 2009 honors lists

SIDNEY – The Montcalm Community College fall 2009 semester honors lists include 633 students.

Of these, 302 students obtained a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA earning them a place on the President’s Honors List or the Part-time President’s Honors List and 331 stu- dents earned a place on the Honors List or Part-time Honors List with GPAs of 3.3 to 3.69. Full-time stu- dents must have earned at least 12 credits during the semester and part-time students must have earned at least six credits during the semester to be eligible for honors. A list of the honors students and their city or town of residence follows. President’s Honors list (3.7 to 4.0 GPA):

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Reader thanks community for family- oriented events

TO THE EDITOR:

The past few weeks there have been complaints about the Winter Festival in Howard City, and I am quite irritated by the comments of an uninformed few. My family and I enjoyed the winter festival. We participated in the “Fam- ily Friendly” pancake breakfast. My boys had a wonderful time on the community provided sledding hills, and I witnessed quite a few others warming themselves at the bon fire. Due to prior engagements we could not participate in the activities pro- vided for children at the library, but we did take a shot at the hockey shoot-out over at the dentist office, put on by the Howard City Skate Park Committee. We enjoy the fact that Howard City is trying to plan family orientated activities i.e. Harvest Festival and Winter Festival. This being the first Winter Fest, I under- stand there may be some glitches along the way. I would like to thank the community members who take time out of their busy lives to come together to provide us with such events. Maybe if more community members would get involved with com- mittees to better our community we could really make these festivals something to be enjoyed by all.

GIna HOEzEE

Readers are glad to be back in the area

TO THE EDITOR:

To the River Valley Shopper editor and the coordinators of Winterfest, My family and I recently reestablished ourselves in the Howard City area. We re- located here from the Traverse City area,

where every where you looked there was something to do. We were a little con- cerned moving back, as to what activities the community could offer our family. Well, we could not have been more wrong. My family is very pleased with every- thing Howard City has to offer. My wife, four children, and I took full advantage of the harvest Festival, and plan to do so again next year. We also were thoroughly pleased with the recent Winterfest Celebration. We were very fortunate that Mother Nature chose to cooperate. My children loved the sledding and we took the opportunity to create a snowman in our yard that the en- tire family contributed to. There seems to be a well established balance between the children’s events and an offering for the parents later. I realize that these festivals are no small undertaking. With anything that involves the entire community it re- quires coordination, time, and volunteers. I just wanted everyone involved to know that we appreciate it and look forward to the next community event. THE MulHOllanDs

Reader unhappy with paper, criticism

TO THE EDITOR:

This letter is written in response to the criticisms published in the paper over the last couple of weeks by persons who may not be aware of what really happened at the entertainment tent presented by Lati- tudes Roadhouse or what was offered to attendees at the first Winter Fest. First of all, I am questioning why The River Valley Shopper would publish a letter, criticizing a charity event put on by a local organization, from a citizen who was out of state on vacation at the time the event hap- pened. The entertainment tent is a popular fund raiser for The Field of Dreams Foun- dation which Latitudes sponsors and sup- ports. The tent brought in enough money

for the foundation to give Helping Hands

a check for one thousand dollars plus con-

tribute to the foundation itself. I, myself volunteered on Saturday night and was happy to see many community leaders and friends enjoying the music and having a good time chatting with acquaintances and dancing. As far as I could see, there was no degradation or humiliation of women go- ing on anywhere in that tent.

Also, last summer a pastor did come to town and had a tent revival in the lot across the street from White’s. No one “pitched a fit.” The second letter I am responding to is the one that said that the Winter Festival was not community related and the accu- sation that childrenand the elderly were not taken into consideration. There were children and family related activities all day long. Events included a hockey shoot, snow painting, fort building, snowflake shoot and a sliding hill. There was hot cocoa and coffee at the community bon fireprovided by the Lions Club, a pancake breakfast to support the new skate park and a snow mobile poker run. I hear that next year the committee is adding frozen chicken bowling and a fish shanty race. If these aren’t family events, I don’t know what is. From what I understand, the Se- nior Center was asked to participate with

a Euchre tournament and they declined.

They could have had a band during the day with dancing or something. Maybe offered

a place for people enjoying the festival to

come in and warm up during the day on Saturday. They chose not to participate. If individuals and organizations don’t want to volunteer their time to help to make the town a better place than others can only do the best they can. The groups that put on the Harvest Festival, the Winter Festival and the Tree Lighting Ceremony aresmall and work hard because they care about this community. My advice is to stop thinking bad thoughts about our town and get busy trying to make it better. JOlEnE MIcHaEls

Harvest Fest committee member Former Town council Member, former planning commissioner

Editor’s note: The letters published in the River Valley Record Enterprise do not reflect the overall opinion of the pa- per. Letters to the editor may be written by any member of the community who wishes to express their view of a certain issue. Letters should be in good taste and no longer than 500 words.

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TO THE EDITOR:

As President of the Montcalm County Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce, and after hearing of the results of the event, from Board Member Mark Stevens and Ex- ecutive Director Marianne Shepard, at our monthly board meeting I feel the respon- sibility to report to the community, to say ‘thank you’ to the dozens of volunteers that put on a really great community event. For the first annual Winterfest there were 41 snowmobiles, with very little snow, that took part in a fun run. No less than 40 people were involved in a Eucher tourna- ment. The Sliding hill had a large group of youngsters laughing and playing. One of the kids, I understand, is already suggest- ing improvements for next year’s sliding hill. The fort building at the Library was a huge success along with the snow paint- ing. The “beer tent” was a hit with the adults. Friday had approximately 200 attendees and Saturday, I understand had another 600 people. One of the best parts of the beer tent is that a portion of the profits will be donated to Helping Hands. Our deep- est thanks to Lattitudes and Miller Lite for helping such a great cause. The final results

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Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to promote a fund raising Las Ve gas Night at the Lakeview V FW post.

Miss Wilma Morrow of Lakev-

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FREE DANCE ADMISSION

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FREE DANCE ADMISSION 2-27-10 Spring is just around the corner! Come join our friendly crowd. SIERRA

Spring is just around the corner! Come join our friendly crowd. SIERRA (formerly Sweet Country) playing a variety of music for your listening pleasure the last Sat- urday of every month. Open to the public. Morley American Legion, 2560 Northland Drive, Morley, MI. Music 7pm-11pm. Food and bever- ages available from the club. Ques- tions, Call Gerry (231)796-2490

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Give our drivers a hand and shovel around your mailbox. Thank You!

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN NEED- ED. Prefer ASE certified. Apply in person at Horsepower Automotive, 9500 Young- man Road, Lakeview.

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LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT in Big Rapids? Sunday-Thursday, full-time required. $8.00 to $11.00/hour, need motivated men and women to work in great atmosphere raising funds for very worthy associations. Serious inquiries call (231)796-9286.

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LETTERS

ConTInueD FRoM PAGe 5

NEWAYGO

ConTInueD FRoM PAGe 3

will be announced soon. The Chamber is hopeful that we will be able to build upon those things that went right this year and expand the event even more next year. Without the volunteers, the sponsors and the community, such an event could never be so successful. Thank you to The Pere Marquette Snowmobile Club, the Lions Club of Howard City, The Village of Howard City and it’s employees, the Skate Park Com- mittee, Paige with Droski Insur- ance with help from Tessa Gould,

Roger Zylstra, Cheryl Smith with the Reynolds Township Library, Dennis Stewart of the VFW, and the DDA. I am so happy that the Chamber could be part of it and next year, I hope that I may be part as well. I’m sorry I wasn’t there, but as Marianne said “You Had to be There.” Terry reeves President, Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce M-46 Auto/Truck Plaza & restaurant – J & H Fam- ily stores

event caters to paddlers from 5 to 90+ years, with marathon races for adults and combined adult- youth teams. Hundreds of competitors and their families from around the country and the world can be expected to attend the 2011 races from Au- gust 9th to 14th. “This is a huge victory for newaygo, Michi- gan and for the Muskegon River,” stated Gabriel Slominksi from Powers outdoors, which has its flagship store in Newaygo. “We will be encourag- ing new and experienced paddlers to get involved in paddling in this event and participating in the uSCA in a meaningful way. We can’t wait to show- case all that the ‘Mighty Muskegon’ has to offer”, Slominski continued. “Paddling a canoe or kayak in the 2011 nationals will be a great way for peo- ple from Michigan, the Midwest and the rest of

the Country to experience the river and enjoy the great outdoors”. The USCA is a non-profit organization dedi- cated to serving its members in canoeing, kayak- ing, and other paddling activities, especially mar- athon canoe racing and marathon kayak racing, and supports conservation, cruising, camping, canoe instruction and safety education, adaptive paddling, and camaraderie. Learn more at usca- noe.com Powers outdoors, the 2011 uSCA sponsor, has been a major regional player in outdoor Gear and adventure trips in newaygo Michigan for over 70 years: Contact them at http://www.powersout- doors.com Contact the newaygo Chamber of Commerce at http://www.newaygonaturally.com/

BIRTH

ANNOUNCEMENT

Chloe Lynn Cavazos was born at Mecosta County Medical Center on Feb. 9th 2010 at 12:24 pm. She was a healthy 6lb. 11oz. 19.5 inch baby girl. She went home on Thursday with her par- ents Rene Cavazos and Miranda Pitcher, of Tru- fant, to meet her sisters Chasity and Courtney Cavazos. Grandpar- ents are Mark and Sue Pitcher of Lakeview. and Terry empie of Howard City.

Big weekends for young grapplers

Terry empie of Howard City. Big weekends for young grapplers Wow another 2 great weekends of

Wow another 2 great weekends of wrestling for Tri County’s Youth MyWay Wrestling Club! We would like to salute all the wrestlers who wrestled at Hart or Montabella on Sunday January 31st and Caledo- nia on Sunday February 7th. on January 31st the following wrestlers took home a medal: Clay Henk 1st, Dell Henk 2nd, Jordan Wainright 2nd, Cooper Ketchum 2nd, Tanner Astrauskas 1st, Zach Patin 2nd, nick McGhan 1st, AJ Lopez 4th, Jesse Lopez 4th, Tren- ton Perry 4th and Ben Behrenwald

1st.

on February 7th the following wrestlers took home a medal: Tris- tin Wall 1st, Ben Behrenwald 1st, Tanner Astrauskas 3rd, Dakota Greer 1st, Trenton Perry 4th and Lane Dailey 4th . Thanks again guys for working so hard and sticking it out through the long haul!

River Valley Super Bowl Trivia Contest Winner Announced!

And the winner is

Jeff

Vandersall

Contest Winner Announced! And the winner is Jeff Vandersall Alignment & Brake Service 525 NOR THLAND
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Thank you to all who played our Super Bowl Trivia!

Special thanks to all of our sponsors:

Tinney Automotive, DollarVille, Gould’s Mini Mar t, Tri County Body Shop, VanDyke’s Engine Rebuilding, Big Ben’s Tires & Auto Repairs, Spar ta Chevrolet, Larry’s Northtown Furniture & Appliance, Jerky & More, Ray Winnie Auto Sales, Roemer’s Muffler & Brake Shop, Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln Mercury

Howard City Student Ball Announces Spring Sign-Ups
Howard City
Student Ball Announces
Spring
Sign-Ups

Sign ups for all students from 5 years to 14 years of age. Boys, girls from t-ball to pony league, everyone welcome! No boundary restrictions!!

WH AT: Yo uth Baseball/softball sign ups WHEN: March 3, 4, 9 & 11 • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. WHERE: MacNaughton Elem. (Gym)

Please bring birth certificate. Cost is $40 per child (1st & 2nd Child, $10 per child for additional children from the same family, $100 max.).

Pres. Lana Hackbardt; V.P. Laura Merlington; Treasurer, Missy Dailey; FC/Trustee Dave Caverley

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G.C.S. Daddy Donut Day Host to Four Generations

G.C.S. Daddy Donut Day Host to Four Generations EVENT: Grant Christian School hosted their fifth annual

EVENT: Grant Christian School hosted their fifth annual Daddy Donut Day for preschool families on Thursday, Jan. 21. Besides enjoying a good selection of donuts and a healthy glass of choco - late milk, dads experienced the day in the life of their preschool learner. Donut projects, feet measuring and comparing, shav - ing faces, Bible story time, and other fun activities filled the time. Preschoolers were treated to a special family connection when four generations of “Frey Guys” joined the day! Great grandpa Loren Frey, Grandpa Jack Frey, Daddy Tom Frey, and student Luke Frey rounded out the quad.

Daddy Tom Frey, and student Luke Frey rounded out the quad. GMHS hosts sixth annual ‘Day

GMHS hosts sixth annual ‘Day of Dance’

FREMONT — The 6th Annual, GMHS

take ACTION to live a more healthy life. The

Day of Dance for Health event will be held at Newaygo Middle School, 850 E. 76th St.,

day is free to all and provides an opportunity to take advantage of—

Newaygo, MI on Saturday, February 27th

n

Health Screenings

from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (doors open for regis-

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Dance Lessons and Class Participation

tration at 9:30 a.m.). GMHS will present a

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Heart Health Education

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the Decades”. Whether young enough for Hip-Hop or old enough for the Two Step, Day of Dance will provide dancing opportunities and activities for all ages.

With heart disease the number one killer of women and men, and February being pro- claimed National Heart Health Month, Day of Dance, created through the GMHS af- filiation with the national Spirit of Women organization, provides the perfect blend of opportunities for education and activity--a day designed to look at how to prevent heart disease and how to take steps to help manage lifestyles so people can live long and healthy lives. Day of Dance provides an opportunity to move women, their families and friends, to

Spirit of Women efforts for Day of Dance have expanded to some 70 cities across the nation and GMHS is proud to be holding its 6th annual event. Last year over 700 women, men and children of all ages joined us for the lively day of fun-filled activities. “We are thrilled to have this exciting Day of Dance and other health related activities for our com- munity—previous participants have included all ages from just a few weeks old to people in their 90s. It’s a wonderful way to engage families and friends in fun, heart-healthy ac- tivities!” commented GMHS Women’s Health Services Coordinator, Brenda Dulaney-Con- nell, RN, MSN.

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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.

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MORLEY MOTEL Daily Rooms from $40, Weekly rooms from $145. Includes utilities. No Deposit. (231)856-7820.

SHADY LAWN MOTEL: Sand Lake, MI. Special rates. Furnished cabin with kitch- enette $113.25/week. Furnished small cab- ins, $96.60/week. (Above prices include utilities) Call for availability (616)696- 0386, or (616)638-5658. If no answer, call

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Village of Howard City Opportunity for Employment

The Village of Howard City is now accepting applications for the position of full-time Equipment Operator/General Laborer. This is a full time position with the Howard City Municipal Services Department. $10.00 Per Hour with full benefits. Please submit resume, cover letter, work experiences and references to: Municipal Services Director, Re: Job Posting Village of Howard City, 220 White Street; P.O Box 510, Howard City, MI 49329. The Village of Howard City is an equal opportunity employer. Resumes will be accepted until 3-18-10. Full posting can be found online at howardcity.org. No phone calls please.

Amendment to the Township Cemeter y Ordinance

PIERSON TOWNSHIP

MONTCALM COUNTY, MICHIGAN Ordinance No. 2010-01

An ordinance to protect the public health, safety and general welfare by estab-

lishing regulations relating to the operation, control, maintenance and manage- ment of cemeteries owned, controlled or operated by the Township of Pierson in Montcalm County, Michigan to provide penalties for the violations of said ordi- nance, and to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith.

THE TOWNSHIP OF PIERSON, COUNTY OF MONTCALM, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:

Section 6. Grave openings

(c) Winter burials will be conducted from December 15th,

to March 15th. The cost for grave openings will be $700.00 and $250.00 for cremains. Such fees shall be set from time to time by resolution of the Township Board, payable to Pierson Township.

Copies of the ordinance may be inspected or purchased at the offices of the

Pierson Township Clerk, Pierson Township Hall, 21156 Cannonsville Road, dur- ing business hours.

Dated: February 2, 2010

Township Board of the Township of Pierson

Reynolds Township Regular Meeting of the Board

Meeting Date: February 11, 2010

Called to order: 7:00 p.m.

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

Absent: Trustee Ann Yanke

Action Items:

Motion to approve consent agenda containing previous minutes, treasurer’s report, fire and police reports. Motion made by Porzondek, second by Stedman, 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved. No zoning activity for January.

Motion to approve the Village of Howard City Fire contract for 2010-2011 by Porzondek, second by Stedman. 4 ayes, 1 absent. Approved.

Discussion items:

Reynolds Township Budget Hearing set for March 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Reynolds Township Hall located at 215 E. Edgerton St. Howard City, MI

Board of Review will be held on Mon. March 8, 2010 9 a.m. to noon & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Tues. March 9, 2010 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic growth approved the township’s application

to enforce building code. Application will be sent to the State Construction Code

Commission for consideration.

The supervisor recognized the Treasurer and Clerk’s Township Governance Academy graduation.

Public comment:

A resident asked questions about fire costs and insurance billing.

Adjourned: 7:23 p.m.

Next Meeting: March 11, 2010 at 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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The Pierson Township Board of Review will conduct its organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Township Hall, 21156 Cannonsville Road, Pierson, Michigan.

2010 Tentative Factors:

Agricultural Real Property

1.00000

Commercial Real Property

1.00000

Industrial Real Property

1.00000

Residential Real Property

1.00000

Personal Property

1.00000

The Board of Review will meet for assessment appeals at the Township Hall on the following days:

Monday, March 8, 2010: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For those who are unable to attend, written appeals will be accepted if received by March 5, 2010.

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP

FEBRUARY 11, 2010

Meeting called to order and opened with the Pledge by Supervisor Phyllis Larson. Members present: Supervisor Phyllis Larson, Clerk Colleen Stebbins, Treasurer Roy Killinger, Trustee Dan Kanouse and Trustee Jim Radford.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA: Motion by Roy, second by Jim to approve the agenda, voice vote, motion passed.

CLERK REPORT: Stand approved as read.

TREASURER REPORT: Total on hand $125,648.39 including $17,347.21 in tax account, stand approved as read.

REPORTS: Assessor’s report read by Phyllis stating 2 land divisions are pending, 1 completed. Mt. Pleasant MTA Board of Review schooling raised several questions on agriculture of which the instructor appeared to have difference of opinion from our State Representatives. BOARD OF REVIEW dates: March 8, 2010 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and March 9, 2010 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Motion by Roy, second by Dan to accept Board of Review petitions by mail, voice vote, motion passed.

Resolution by Roy, second by Jim to accept Federal poverty guidelines for poverty exemption, roll call: Dan yes, Jim yes, Colleen yes, Phyllis yes, Roy yes, resolution passed.

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: Dave Kelsey issued 1 permit and working with Cliff Bloom on another.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Dan reported a public hearing was held January 25,

2010 to discuss proposed update on ordinance to comply with Michigan Enabling

Act, tabled until next months Board of Trustees meeting.

Fire Department: Fire Chief Bill Knapp no fire runs last month and 2 taking training.

PARK & CEMETERY: Motion by Jim, second by Roy to accept Mike & Sons Lawn Care contract the same as last years rate $4.600.00, roll call: Jim yes, Colleen yes, Phyllis yes, Roy yes, Dan yes, motion passed.

ROADS: Phyllis has copies of road contracts except for blacktopping. County Road Commission noted that Winfield Township roads have held together better than any other in the county because of the three applications of chloride at 2,000 gallons a mile.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Opened at 7:37 p.m. Mel had a web question and Bill asked about grants for roads. Public comments closed at 7:39 p.m.

OLD BUSINESS: Motion by Dan, second by Jim to appoint Dale Ulrich to Board of Review for 2 year term, roll call: Colleen no, Phyllis yes, Roy no, Dan yes, Jim yes, motion passed. Motion by Dan, second by Roy to pay for up to 3 for MTA dinner, roll call: Phyllis yes, Roy yes, Dan yes, Jim yes, Colleen yes, motion passed.

PAYMENT OF BILLS: Motion by Dan, second by Jim to pay bills check number

8401 to check number 8436 in the amount of $9,680.31, roll call: Roy yes, Dan yes.

Jim yes, Colleen yes, Phyllis yes, motion passed.

BOARD COMMENTS:

Roy: None Dan: None Jim: Asked if Suwanee be under consideration for paving. Colleen: Motion by Dan, second by Jim to amend budget by transferring $89.48 from line item 101-515-956 drains to line item 101-528-801 waste disposal, roll call: Dan yes, Jim yes, Colleen yes, Phyllis yes, Roy yes, motion passed. Motion by Dan, second by Roy to replace the wall phone in the hall, roll call: Jim yes, Colleen yes, Phyllis yes, Roy yes, Dan yes, motion passed. Sign contract for Clean-up Day June 5, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Phyllis: None

ADJOURN: Motion by Dan, second by Roy to adjourn at 9:13 p.m., voice vote, motion passed.

Respectfully, Colleen Stebbins Winfield Township Clerk

Next meeting: March 11, 2010 7 p.m.

Treasurer: Roy Killinger 989-352-6812 Assessor: Jerrilynn Strong 989-382-5452 Burning permits: Fire Chief Bill Knapp 989-818-0905 Zoning Permits; David Kelsey 989-289-2268 Cemetery Concerns: Phyllis Larson 231-762-4342

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GRANT TOWNSHIP

Cemetery Grave Opening Position

Grant Township is now seeking applications for the position of Cemetery Grave Opener. Anyone interested should submit a Letter of Interest, Resume and References to Deborah Berends, the Grant Township Clerk, at 1323 E. 104 th St., Grant, MI 49327. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 01, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICE

GRANT TOWNSHIP

Assessor Position

Grant Township is now seeking applications for the position of Assessor. Anyone interested should submit a Letter of Interest, Resume and References to Deborah Berends, the Grant Township Clerk, at 1323 E. 104 th St., Grant, MI 49327. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 01, 2010.

Public Hearing Notice

Big Prairie Township Planning Commission

Special Land Use Request

The Big Prairie Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Big Prairie Township offices located at 2815 Elm Street within Big Prairie Township at its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. for the following:

Mr. Michael Anderson has requested special land use approval for his property located at 8694 Walleye Lane in the Township (Permanent Parcel No. 62-16-02-400-005) in order to upgrade and replace the existing single-wide mobile home with a larger mobile home in accordance with Section 3.11(L) of the Big Prairie Township Zoning Ordinance.

All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard at this hearing or written comments may be sent prior to the hearing to the address below.

Judith Baker, Clerk Big Prairie Township 5160 Croton-Hardy Drive Newaygo, MI 49337

231-652-7390

REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF REVIEW

Will meet at the township office 215 E. Edgerton • Howard City, MI 49329

Mon. March 8th • 9 am to noon & 1 pm to 4 pm Tues. March 9th • 1 pm to 4 pm & 6 pm to 9 pm to hear appeals of 2010 property assessments

BY APPOINTMENT OR LETTER ONLY

Call the Assessor @ 937-4992 for an appointment

and Tues. March 2nd • 10am for an organizational meeting only Tina Porzondek, Township Clerk

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW MEETINGS

Winfield Township Hall 15212 Howard City-Edmore Road Amble, Michigan

March 2, 2010 March 8, 2010 March 9, 2010

Any questions call:

Jerrilynn Strong, Assessor 989-382-7963 Phyllis Larson, Supervisor 231-762-4342

7 pm Organization Meeting 9 am – 3 pm Board of Review 3 pm – 9 pm Board of Review

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RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010

• Cedar Springs • Sand Lake • Howard City • Morley • Amble • Gowen
• 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 Upcoming Events: “Montage – The Art of

Upcoming Events:

• Croton/Hardy • Pierson • Lakeview Upcoming Events: “Montage – The Art of MCC’s Faculty and

“Montage – The Art of MCC’s Faculty and Staff” and a

collection of original African art are on display through Feb. 28 in the art gallery in Montcalm Community College’s Instruction

North Building in Sidney. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays

through Thursdays. Admission is free. Fish Fry Dinner - Fridays, February 19 thru March 26, from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at Christ The King Church, 9596 N. Reed Rd, Howard City. Adults $8, Kids (6-12) $3, Family $25, Seniors (62+) $7. 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. Saturday, February

13th,

10:00 am, First Christian Reformed Church, Fremont,

Please

call (231) 924-2460 to register. Saturday, February 20th,

1:00 pm, Grant Assembly of God, Grant. Tuesday, February

23rd, 5:00 pm, River Valley Community Church, Newaygo.

Wednesday, February 24th, 10:00 am, NCCS, Fremont. Wednesday, February 24th, 5:00 pm, Hesperia Community Education, Hesperia - Sponsored by Lighthouse Community Church. Saturday, February 27th, 2:00 pm, Commission on Aging, White Cloud - Sponsored by Lighthouse Wesleyan.

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. The Montcalm County Local Board for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs has announced the availability of funds for the year 2010. These funds, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are available to nonprofit or governmental agencies that deliver emergency food and/ or shelter programs in Montcalm County. Applications are available from the United Way of Montcalm County, and are due no later than February 22, 2010. For more information, contact Denise Hubbard, United Way Director, at 616-225-

1082.

Join the Horizons Club of Independent Bank for a day

trip to the Fire keeper’s Casino in Battle Creek. The date is Wednesday, February 24. Your cost is $30 and you will receive a

casino package back worth $25. Sign up now at any Independent

Banking Center for complete details or call Ruth Decker @

231.652.1641 to assure you a seat on the motor coach.

Free Food Truck - 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Free Methodist Church, 110 N. Edgar Rd, Lakeview. Sponsored by the Lakeview Ministorial Association, along with The Amble Motorcycle Group providing funds for the February food truck. Blood Drive - Sunday, February 28, at Heritage United Methodist Church, 19931 West Kendaville Rd, Pierson. From

10am - 2pm.

Pancake Breakfast for the Coral Fire Department - Sunday, February 28, 2010, 8am - 1pm at the Coral Community Center. $5-adults, $3-child (4-12), under 3 free. The Purpose Driven Life Class - Tuesday mornings beginning March 2 from 10 AM - Noon at Still Waters Counseling Ministry, 218 N. Ensley in Howard City. Lead by Pastor Ron Wynn. To register call Jill at (231) 937-6193. Knowing your purpose gives your life meaning!

The Stanton Women’s Club hosts a beach party-themed wine and beer-tasting fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Clifford Lake Inn in Stanton. Includes silent auction and a 50-50 drawing. Tickets are $20 per person. Contact Lynette Feazel by e-mail at dinky_48888@yahoo.com or Shelly Strautz-Springborn at shellyspringborn@yahoo.com or 989-831- 8805 to purchase tickets or for more information. All proceeds benefit club activities within the community. Benefit Auction & 50/50 Drawings - Presented by the Heaven Is My Home Show. Saturday, March 6th at the Greenville American Legion Hall. Free food and beverages for everyone. Live Christian/Country Music. All monies raised pays for Heaven Is My Home Food Ministry. For more information call 616-263-9494 or 989-831-4231. Female Urinary Incontinence Seminar - Kelly Wiersema,

MD and Connie Januzelli, DO of Spectrum Health

Obstetrics and Gynecology in Greenville are hosting a free

seminar highlighting the symptoms and treatment options. Join us on Monday, March 15 from 6:30-8 pm at United Hospital.

RSVP by calling 616.754.2944.

NCCS Camp Newaygo Family Explorer’s Club - every month the Club will participate in a different outdoor activity. Explore the outdoors and connect with nature, as a family! Call 231-652-1184 for more information. Free Kids Aerobics at the Lakeview Community Wellness Center, Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:15. Ages 5-10, Colliene Willison instructing. 423 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lakeview. 989-

352-7510.

Hospice of Michigan – Offers Living on Support Group 2 nd Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Vera’s House located at 18 Justice St in 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:

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.

Library Offers Internet Safety Program for Parents and Kids - February 23, 2010 at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Topics covered include cyber bullying, privacy and ways parents and their kids can safeguard themselves on popular internet sites. The program begins at 6 pm and will run for an hour and a half with plenty of time for questions.

Fireside Chatters Book Discussion - Adult Book Club - March 1, 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 Book of Unholy Mischief” by Elle Newmark.

Home-School Group Meeting at the Sand Lake/Nelson Twp Library, Tuesday, March 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, March 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 “No Place for a Lady” by Maggie Brendan.

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.

to attend. Library location, 117 Williams St., Howard City. Help is Available: A free Bariatric Support

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.

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TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES
TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES • TAXES
You’ll the never same look again. at taxes You know that tax deadline thing? There’s
You’ll the never same look again. at taxes
You know that tax deadline thing? There’s
still time
we’ll
do your taxes, finding all the
credits and additional savings that will help
“Happy Place!”
you find your
We’ll make your tax experience
a peaceful one.
Pattie Hatt, EA
Tax Service for Individuals, Corporations, Partnerships
Howard City • (Leppinks Shopping Plaza)
Federal & State
Mon - Thurs 8am - 7pm • Fri 8am - 5pm • Sat 9am - 3pm
Other Hours Available By Appointment!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER

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HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC
HOWARD CITY
AUTO CLINIC

In fact, now, for your convenience

HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC In fact, now, for your convenience HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC will be
HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC In fact, now, for your convenience HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC will be
HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC In fact, now, for your convenience HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC will be
HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC In fact, now, for your convenience HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC will be
HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC In fact, now, for your convenience HOWARD CITY AUTO CLINIC will be

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will be open evenings and weekends by appointment

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be open evenings and weekends by appointment Parts Stores Ask about our great labor rates &

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231.937.4277

123 White St. • Downtown Howard City