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Helping Hands announces new vision


Helping Hands, the local community and cause Helping Hands to “Help” people cious relocation opportunities presented end of 2010 toward this capital campaign
food pantry that has served the area for 20 with more than just food. A job descrip- to Helping Hands, a number of which are will be a large factor in the determining
years now is announcing a new vision for tion for this part time position is being still being considered, Helping Hands is what relocation options are reasonable for
their ministry services. There are two ar- developed, but anyone who believes that also looking at the possibility of construct- the ministry. All donations toward this
eas that are requiring the most attention. they have the talents and skills for such an ing a facility specifically designed for its capital campaign will be segregated into a
First, Helping Hands is seeking to important role should send a letter of in- purposes. separate account for that purpose. Dona-
bring on its first paid staff member by hir- terest including a resume’ if available, or In either case, Helping Hands will need tions can be made to the Helping Hands
ing a Coordinator of Ministry Services. some background information to PO Box to raise significant dollars to pay for a new address above. If anyone has interest in
Many people in our community want to 532, Howard City, MI 49329. facility, or to repair and renovate any oth- acquiring the current Helping Hands fa-
help other people. They may have certain Secondly, Helping Hands has deter- er relocation options that are available to cility, please contact Fred C. Plath at (231)
talents and skills that they are willing to mined that they need to find an alterna- it. The goal would be for Helping Hands 937-6758.
put to use to help others. They may have tive facility to more efficiently function to sell its current facility and use those The vision outlined above is supported
wood they would be happy to give to an and that is better able to meet the growing proceeds to also assist in the needs for a by the local ministerial association and
elderly widow to keep her house warm. demand for its services in the community. new facility. With that goal in mind, Help- Helping Hands also believe that it will
They may be willing to provide transpor- The current facility has storage in a base- ing Hands is announcing a capital fund continue to receive the incredibly faith-
tation to get people to the doctors office. ment area and the work of moving food raising campaign to assist in its efforts. ful support of the community as it works
The vision of a Ministry Coordinator will from one place to another is very chal- The amount of contributions that Help- toward expanding its service to the com-
connect these people with one another lenging. While there have been some gra- ing Hands receives between now and the munity.

Scrapbook MCC honors


to help Hedrick for
Little leadership
League SIDNEY — Montcalm Community
College presented its 2010 Leadership
n Fundraiser set for Award to Publications Coordinator and
Graphic Designer Jody Hedrick during
April 24 at Sand Lake the college’s annual Recognition Dinner
VFW in March.
The award recognizes a leader based
The Tri County Little League
has been busy this off season
on noteworthy work with, or on behalf
working toward raising funds to of, MCC; leadership and professional
improve their fields and facilities. achievement; and service to MCC.
The latest event will be on April MCC President Bob Ferrentino lauded
24, 2010, when the league will be Hedrick for her work at the college and
holding a scrapbook event at the in the community.
VFW in Sand Lake. “Jody is a person who leads through
Proceeds from this event will actions,” Ferrentino said. “The good work
go toward the construction of she does speaks volumes on its own.
a concession stand at the Sand “Every time I work with Jody, I see
Lake complex. Over the last sev- someone who personifies the caring at-
eral months, through donations titude of MCC,” Ferrentino said.
of time and material along with Hedrick, of Greenville, also was hon-
fundraising efforts, the league is HONOR: Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino, left, recent- ored during the banquet for 25 years of
about ready to begin construc- ly presented MCC’s 2010 Leadership Award to Publications Coordinator and service to the college.
tion of a combonation concession Graphic Designer Jody Hedrick of Greenville.
stand/restroom facility.
“This is something that we
have wanted to do for a long
time.” said league president Amy
Blake. “We have been working
Concerned citizens nationwide contact BBB
hard toward this goal and we are
80% there.” with safety fears about lengthy Census form
The scrapbooking event on
tion, and work commutes. Some individuals
April 24, 2010 will move them n American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau who received the ACS in addition to the 10
closer to their goal. The event will
run from 8:00AM to midnight. is safe; response is required by law question form contacted the BBB over con-
The $40 entry fee gives each cerns that the form was actually the work of
scrapbooker their own 8’ table, American Community Survey from the while most will receive a short 10-question scammers.
a continental breakfast, snacks US Census Bureau is safe and response is 2010 Census survey form, they should not “Everyone in the country has been
throughout the day and pizza in required by law. be alarmed if they are chosen to respond prepped to expect the simple 10-question
the evening. Representatives The Better Business Bureau has received to the 69-question American Community survey in their mailbox and red flags auto-
from Cinderella’s Slipper and calls from concerned people across the Survery (ACS) as well. matically go up when they receive the longer
Stampin’ Up will be on hand to country who received a Census form in the The 2010 Census form has 10 questions and more personal American Community
help those who need supplies. mail that asked personal questions involv- covering basic information while the ACS Survey,” said Ken Vander Meeden, BBB of
ing their income range and employment has 69 questions on topics such as income,
See HELP page 7 situation. The BBB advises consumers that, household expenses, employment, educa- See BBB page 7

LETTER TO THE EDITOR POLICY


DEADLINES INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Letters published in the River Valley Record-En-
News/Editorial Submissions . . . . Noon on Tuesday n Obituaries, Page 4
terprise do not reflect the overall opinion of the paper.
Letters to the editor may be written by any member of the Area Happenings and Directories . . . . Noon on Wednesday n Hometown Heroes com-
community who wishes to express their view of a certain Classified/Display advertising . . . . Noon on Thursday plete training, Page 4
issue. Letters should be in good taste and no longer than
500 words.
For more information, contact the River Valley Office n Engagements, Pages 5 & 6
at (231) 937-4740
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COMMUNITY NEWS OBITUARY


Hometown Hero — Pierson
n Ryan Joseph Channells and Kelsey Lyn Waterman of Christopher J. Nielson
Kathryn M. Xerri Howard City
n Daniel Frederick Langell and Sheila Renee Besmer of Christopher J. Nielsen, age 41, of Gowen, went
home to Glory on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. He was
Army Pvt. Kathryn M. Xerri has graduated from basic Howard City
preceded in death by his sister, Heather Nielsen.
combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is survived by his wife Tammy, his children
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical Area artist Carolyn Steenland Mikaela, Jordan, Trevor, EmmaGrace, Justine,
and Trent. Also surviving are his parents, James
fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic com-
bat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet has work on display and Sharon Nielsen of Howard City, mother-
in-law Rose Daling of Kentwood, father-in-law
training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, The work of area artist, Carolyn Steenland from Newaygo, Dan and Theresa Petersen of Cedar Springs, sis-
armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, is part of the 46th Annual MEA/MAEA (Michigan Educa- ter Heidi Nielsen of Zeeland, sister-in-law and
military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot tion Association/Michigan Art Education Association) Art brother-in-law Michelle and Dwight DeJong of
marches, and field training exercises. Acquisitions Purchase Exhibition. The artwork, “Solstice” Howard City, and his niece and several nephews.
She is the daughter of Laura Xerri of Newaygo. is a Fused Glass piece and received an Honorable Mention Funeral services took place Sunday, April 11, 2010
Xerri is a 2008 graduate of Newaygo High School. Award and MEA Purchase Award. The exhibition is designed at Sunshine Church, with interment in Rosedale
to highlight the high caliber of art produced by artist-educa- Memorial Park. Contributions in his memory may

Hometown Hero — tor members in Michigan. Seventy-nine pieces were selected


for the exhibit.
be made to the Education Fund for the Nielsen
children c/o Chase Bank. Please visit www.lifes-

Russell R. Parker The exhibition was juried by Diane Scully, a visual arts
teacher in the Columbia Heights Schools in Minnesota.
torynet.com to leave a favorite memory or photo
of Chris or to sign his online guest book.
Air Force Airman Russell R. Parker graduated from basic The exhibit is on display at MEA headquarters weekdays
8 am - 5 pm through April 22, 2010. MEA headquarters is
military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio,
Texas. located at 1216 Kendale Blvd. in East Lansing. Visit www. Charles Joseph Finkler
The airman completed an intensive, mea.org/awards/art to view the exhibit online. Mr Charles Joseph Finkler, aged 67, of How-
eight-week program that included train- ard City, passed away Wednesday April 14, 2010,
ing in military discipline and studies,
Air Force core values, physical fitness, Stage Door Players presents at his home surrounded by his family. Charles
was born Sept 13, 1942, in Grand Rapids MI to
and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training ‘Girl of My Dreams’ Carl J. and Jennie R (Bono) Finkler of Marne.
He worked 37 years at Synergis Technologies in
earn four credits toward an associate “Girl of My Dreams” was written by Michigan playwright Grand Rapids. He enjoyed family, friends and the
in applied science degree through the Michal Jacot. Mr. Jacot brings a great story to his audiences. freedom of riding his motorcycle and was always
Community College of the Air Force. The play begins when David (played by Michael Kole) and there when needed. He is survived by his wife
He is the son of Kevin Parker of Jerry (portrayed by Matt Aslakson) come home from a “hard Helen; children Angela Garza, Rebecca (Adam)
Sand Lake. PARKER Sarlo, and Eric Finkler; grandchildren Hope and
day” of work at the bottling plant. Jerry is a party animal
Parker is a 2008 graduate of Tri County High School. while David is more of a stay-at-home type guy. What do David Garza and Madelyn and Ashton Sarlo; par-
you do when your best friend is always going out and hav- ents Carl and Jennie Finkler; sister Patricia (Eu-
gene) LeMieux; brother David (Claudia) Finkler;
Montcalm County Marriage ing fun while you stay at home? David invents a girlfriend!
Then enters David’s mother (Beverly Guikema), an over- father and mother-in-law Jack and Mary Lou
Childs; many brother and sister-in-laws and sev-
License Applicaitons protective type, who does her best to take care of her son.
Emily Broton portrays the “girl” and Larry “Butch” Davis eral nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial
completes the cast as Mr. Preston. was held Saturday, April 17th at St Mary’s Catholic
n Charles Joseph Finkler and Helen Louise Glover of Church,15164 Juniper, Marne. Fr. William Zink
Howard City Performance dates are April 23, 24, 30 and May 1 at 8:00
p.m. at the Stage Door Theatre, 1147 Wilcox, White Cloud. Celebrant. Burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. In appre-
n Chad Robert Duvall and Erin Nondas Hunt of Gowen ciation of Fr. Wm. Zink’s friendship and ministry
n Norman A. Shetler of Lakeview and Iva M. Byler of For more information or to make reservations, call the box
office at 689-5437 and leave a message. Tickets available at the family ask you to consider a memorial dona-
Six Lakes tion to St Mary’s Parish Building Fund. An online
n Charles David Eady Sr and Dana Lee Kwiatkowski of the door. Ticket price will include coffee and dessert bar.
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HAYES
ConTinUED FRoM PAGE 5
Arts Camp as a teenager. Half Jamaican, drummers in West Michigan. He is an Project, Christian has honed his chops with great live sound.
he was also raised with Reggae music, and imaginative improvisationalist, while being a long list of Michigan artists. He also re- Beer and wine will be available for pur-
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Children’s Reading Skills
(StatePoint Media) — Read- among young people. it’s also
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be more vital to the nation’s ate books in the home for your
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United Way estimates that illit-
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Actions are Louder Set a Good Example


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the importance of reading more lustrating the importance of
of their daughter Elizabeth Anne, to Daniel Paul Kooi, son of Eugene and Pa- reading,” says Sharon Darling,
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tricia Kooi of Entrican. Elizabeth is a 2006 graduate of Creative Technologies use reading throughout the day. founder and president of the
Tasks as simple as surfing the national Center for Family Lit-
Academy and is enjoying working at Kent County Credit Union and Big Bully eracy. “They must demonstrate
Web, looking up a recipe, going
Pizza. Daniel is a 2005 graduate of home education and is currently completing through the mail, and enjoying a that becoming a good reader is a
critical skill.”
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With the season fast approaching, the building. they have received generous dona-
league is axiously awaiting their newest addi- tions from area companies such as Ark’s elec-
tion. “it’s exciting to see that our hard work tric, dean’s excavating, Big L Lumber, truss
is about to pay off,” said Blake. “it will be a technologies and many more. the league
great addition to our facility and allow us to hopes to have the building ready for use by
use the concession proceeds to improve the the middle of may.
fields.” for more information on the league or the
the league is working to raise some ad- upcomming event, you can contact the tri-
ditional funds and is searching for a general County Little League at triCountyLL@live.
contractor and block mason to construct the com or 616-802-8329.

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West michigan Ceo. “While the questions in personal information will not be shared with
the ACS might seem invasive, especially when anyone, including other government agencies.
compared to the 10-question form, responding Why does the federal government need to
to the survey is safe, important and required by ask me so many questions?
law.” in addition to needing population counts,
the BBB reminds consumers that the communities need data about the well being of
American Community Survey and the 2010 children, families, and the elderly to provide READING
Census will never ask for donations or bank services to them. the information you provide
account, Social Security or credit card num- on the ACS not only helps your community get Continued from PAGE 3
bers. the Census Bureau may contact you by its fair share of federal funds, but also to es- Perhaps no one has demon-
mail or phone, but will not send you unsolic- tablish goals, identify problems and solutions, strated that better than Alferd Get Involved
ited e-mails requesting sensitive personal in- and measure the performance of programs. Williams, the 71-year-old son of You can promote literacy in
formation. i received a survey from the federal govern- sharecroppers who fulfilled a life- your community by volunteering
the following are a few answers to fre- ment, but it isn’t the ACS or the 2010 survey. long dream when he enrolled in a to read at a local school or donat-
quently asked questions to the BBB about the is it legit? first-grade class to learn to read. ing to the toys for tots Literacy
American Community Survey: At any point in time the uS Census Bureau inspired by his story, the uPS Program at a participating the
How many addresses receive the ACS? distributes a number of different surveys to the Store is sponsoring an annual uPS Store location. if you’d like
the ACS is sent to a random sample of ap- American public and the topics and length vary. award in his honor to be presented to honor someone who inspires a
proximately 3 million addresses per year, or Before responding to a survey you received in by the toys for tots Literacy Pro- love of reading, submit a nomina-
approximately 250,000 each month of the the mail that claims to be with the Census Bu- gram. tion for the Alferd Williams Liter-
year. this means that approximately 2.5 per- reau, do your research on the Census Bureau’s “Alferd’s story is a testament to acy Award between now and may
cent of the population will receive the ACS in Web site (“Are you in a survey?” Link) at www. determination and every person’s 31. Visit toysfortotsLiteracy.org
any given year. census.gov/survey_participants/. right to learn to read,” says Lt. to learn more.
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and ACS do i need to respond to both? use help filling out the ACS? president and Ceo of the marine helpful tips, you can enhance the
if you receive both the 10-question form if you need help completing your American toys for tots foundation. “When life of a child and help create a
and the ACS, you are required by law to re- Community Survey questionnaire or have oth- a child fails to learn this basic skill, brighter future for all of us.
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Croton Township Monthly Meeting Stop By and Ask For


Gene Burley
March 8, 2010
Called to order 7:05 pm
Pledge lead by Supervisor, Jean Howarth
Cell: 616-799-5129
Members Present: Supervisor Jean Howarth, Clerk Debbra Wright, Treasurer Chris genelburley@yahoo.com
Hadley, and Trustees Chris Ortwein, and Morgan Heinzman.
Motion by Hadley, and 2nd by Ortwein to accept agenda as presented by the Su-
pervisor.
Guests: Ed Folkertsma, Cal Dietz, Jane Drake, Mike Froeze, Gene & Pat Hill.
Ed Koehn
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Pipeline Safety March 31, 2010 in Big Rapids.
County Household Hazardous Waste Clean Up, will be on June 5, 2010, by appoint-
ment only. EXHIBIT B
Discussion on fuel card for Maintenance Dept. through Hilltop Grocery. TOWNSHIP OF PIERSON
Free Zoning Seminar - Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 6:30 pm at the fire station. COUNTY OF MONTCALM, MICHIGAN
Cal Dietz - Would like us to add Bob Timmerman’s name to our sign at Croton Town- NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ship Park. Bob is 96 years old and Cal would like to see us honor him for his part in BIG WHITEFISH LAKE WEED CONTROL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
securing the Croton Township Campground, and feels that he should be recognized
for his generosity. He would also like to see it put in the paper for him to see. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township Board of the Township of Pierson, Montcalm County, Michigan, having
received petitions to make certain public improvements consisting of the eradication and control of aquatic weeds and plants in
Jane Drake - Running for election for State Representative 100th District. Big Whitefish Lake (the “Improvements”), from record owners of land constituting more than 50% of the total land area in the
Department Reports special assessment district described below, has resolved its intention to proceed under the petitions and, pursuant to Act 188 of the
Campground and Maintenance - Bob Sanborn. Bids for the electric at Croton Public Acts of Michigan of 1954, as amended, to make the Improvements in the Township. The Township Board has tentatively
Township Cemetery and Oak Grove Cemetery are in and Southside Electric is the determined that the cost of the Improvements shall be specially assessed against each of the following described lots and parcels
lowest at $845.00 each. of land which are benefited by the Improvements and which together comprise the proposed special assessment district:
Dam-to-Dam Fishing Contest - Recommendations, need approximately 2 more BIG WHITEFISH LAKE WEED CONTROL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
port-a-jons. Charge for parking to pay for port-a-jons and donate the rest of the
money to Big Brothers & Big Sisters Organization. Send someone to the Business Lots and Parcels Numbered:
Alliance meeting next year. 015 018 013 10 015 018 014 00 015 018 015 00 015 018 016 00
Transfer Station - John Erard, things are going well. Had to dump recycling bin and 015 018 017 00 015 019 001 00 015 019 002 00 015 019 013 00
it is already almost full. 015 019 014 00 015 019 015 00 015 019 016 10 015 019 018 00
015 019 019 00 015 019 019 20 015 020 003 00 015 020 014 00
Building Department - Don Reagan, Building and Zoning, we have had 5 building 015 020 015 00 015 020 017 00 015 020 018 00 015 029 007 00
permits since the first of the year. Zoning has the usual complaints, dog barking, 015 029 007 10 015 029 007 50 015 029 008 10 015 029 008 20
etc. 015 029 008 30 015 029 008 40 015 029 008 50 015 029 008 60
Fire Department - Ed duChemin, we have 3 in fire school which is about half over 015 029 008 70 015 211 003 00 015 212 001 00 015 212 002 00
now and all are doing well. We are entering into grass fire season. Just a reminder 015 212 003 00 015 212 004 00 015 212 005 00 015 212 006 00
015 213 001 00 015 214 001 00 015 214 001 50 015 214 002 00
no open burning is very dry spring so far. For the month of February we have had 1
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chimney fire, 16 medical, and 1 water rescue, total of 18 runs.
015 214 007 00 015 214 008 00 015 214 010 00 015 214 011 00
Library Board - June Squires, Ashley Hawley. June Squires, we have received a 015 214 012 00 015 241 001 00 015 280 001 00 015 280 002 00
Memorandum from County Library Board. Croton Township Library Board will dis- 015 280 003 00 015 280 005 00 015 280 006 00 015 280 009 00
cuss a Wednesday’s meeting. Ashley, Friends of the Library sold the garage doors off 015 280 011 00 015 280 012 00 015 280 015 00 015 280 015 50
the building for $1,000.00. Thank you to the Croton Township Board for allowing 015 280 020 00 015 280 021 00 015 280 024 00 015 280 025 00
them to sell them. 015 280 025 50 015 360 001 00 015 360 010 00 015 360 012 00
015 360 013 00 015 360 014 00 015 360 015 00 015 360 017 00
Public Comment - Mike Froese, discusses 80th Street between Cypress and Beach. 015 360 018 00 015 360 019 00 015 360 020 00 015 360 021 00
Would like to see the road widened, and the hills taken down. Gene and Pat Hill will 015 360 022 00 015 360 031 00 015 360 031 23 015 360 031 24
be contact person, and are also willing to meet with Kelly Smith at Newaygo County 015 360 031 40 015 360 031 60 015 361 003 00 015 361 004 00
Road Commission to discuss the repairs on the road. Ed Folkertsma asks about the 015 361 005 00 015 361 006 00 015 361 007 00 015 361 008 00
corner at Elm and Croton-Hardy. Mrs. Howarth explains that the corner does not 015 361 009 00 015 361 009 50 015 370 001 00 015 370 008 00
belong to Croton Township. We may be able to get approval from Newaygo County 015 370 009 00 015 370 011 00 015 370 012 00 015 370 013 00
Road Commission so we can build it up and landscape it, make it look better. 015 370 015 00 015 370 016 00 015 370 017 00 015 370 018 00
Motion by Hadley and 2nd by Ortwein to table the discussion on the 4th of July 015 370 019 00 015 370 020 00 015 370 021 00 015 370 022 00
Celebration donation until April meeting. All in favor. Motion passed. 015 370 023 00 015 370 024 00 015 370 025 00 015 370 027 00
015 380 013 10 015 400 001 01 015 400 002 00 015 400 003 00
Discussion to establish a Capital Improvement Fund. Resolution 2010-02 Establish- 015 400 004 00 015 400 005 00 015 400 006 00 015 400 007 00
ment of Capital Improvement Fund. Chris Ortwein recommends this should be taken 015 400 008 00 015 400 009 00 015 400 010 00 015 400 011 00
before the Planning Commission. 015 400 012 00 015 400 013 00 015 400 014 00 015 400 015 00
Motion by Hadley and 2nd by Ortwein to accept Resolution 2010-02. Roll call vote 015 400 016 00 015 400 017 00 015 400 018 00 015 481 005 00
015 481 005 50 015 481 006 00 015 481 008 00 015 511 001 00
Ayes: Heinzman, Wright, Ortwein, Hadley, Howarth. Nays: None. Motion passed.
015 511 002 00 015 511 003 00 015 511 004 00 015 511 006 00
Motion by Heinzman and 2nd by Hadley to accept Resolution No. 2010-03, Resolu- 015 511 007 00 015 511 008 00 015 511 009 00 015 511 010 00
tion Adopting Rules and Regulations for the Croton Township Campground. Roll 015 511 011 00 015 511 012 00 015 511 013 00 015 540 001 50
call vote Ayes: Wright, Hadley, Ortwein, Heinzman, Howarth. Nays: None. Motion 015 540 003 00 015 540 004 00 015 540 006 00 015 540 007 00
passed. 015 540 008 00 015 540 009 00 015 540 010 00 015 540 011 00
015 540 012 00 015 540 013 00 015 620 002 00 015 620 003 00
Motion by Heinzman, 2nd by Hadley to have Debbra Wright, Clerk, to be second
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signature on Grant Writing with Jean Howarth, Supervisor. Roll call Vote. Ayes: Hei- 015 620 008 00 015 620 009 00 015 620 010 00 015 620 011 00
nzman, Ortwein, Hadley, Wright, Howarth. Nays: None. Motion passed. 015 620 012 00 015 620 013 00 015 620 014 00 015 620 015 00
Supervisor Howarth recommends to appoint two new members to the Planning Com- 015 690 002 00 015 690 003 00 015 690 004 00 015 690 005 00
mission, James Squires and Kim Edwards. Jim will also stay on the ZBA. Jim Squires 015 690 006 00 015 690 007 00 015 690 008 00 015 690 009 00
suggests the Zoning Ordinance book should be revised and brought up to date. 015 690 010 00 015 690 011 00 015 692 001 00 015 692 002 00
015 692 004 00 015 692 005 00 015 692 006 00 015 692 007 00
Motion by Ortwein and 2nd by Heinzman to accept the Supervisor’s recommenda- 015 692 008 00 015 692 009 00 015 692 010 00 015 692 011 00
tion to approve James Squires and and Kim Edwards to the Planning Commission 015 693 003 00 015 694 001 00 015 694 002 00 015 694 003 00
Board. Roll call vote Ayes: Hadley, Wright, Ortwein, Heinzman, Howarth. Nays: 015 694 004 00 015 694 005 00 015 696 001 00 015 696 002 00
None. Motion passed. 015 696 002 50 015 696 005 00 015 740 012 00 015 750 001 00
Motion to table Refuse Hauler until further investigation, will discuss at next meet- 015 750 002 00 015 750 004 00 015 750 005 00 015 750 006 00
ing, motion made by Heinzman, 2nd by Ortwein. All in favor, motion passed. 015 750 007 00 015 750 008 00 015 750 009 00 015 750 010 00
015 750 011 00 015 750 012 00 015 750 013 00 015 750 014 00
Motion by Hadley, 2nd by Ortwein to table IT firm until everyone has chance to 015 750 015 00 015 750 016 00 015 750 017 00 015 752 020 00
read through contracts presented. Will address at next meeting. All in favor. Motion 015 752 021 50 015 752 026 00 015 752 027 00 015 752 028 00
passed. 015 752 029 00
Bob Sanborn will check on hiring a contractor to take one large Oak tree and stump
out of campground. TAKE NOTICE that the Township Board of the Township of Pierson will hold a public hearing on Wednesday May
5th,2010, at 7p.m., at the Pierson Township Hall, 21156 Cannonsville Road, within the Township to hear and consider any objec-
Clean-Up Days set for May 7 & 8, 2010. tions to the petitions filed, the proposed Improvements, the proposed special assessment district, and all other matters relating to
Work Meeting next Tuesday, March 16, 2010, to discuss stump removal and IT said Improvements.
firm.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that preliminary plans and estimates of cost for the Improvements are on file with the Township
Motion by Hadley, 2nd by Ortwein to set Budget Hearing for March 29, 2010 at 7:00 Clerk for public examination. Currently available funds in the Big Whitefish Lake Weed Control Special Assessment District that
pm. At the Township Hall. All in favor. Motion passed. expired in 2015 may be used to defray the cost of the Improvements and associated expenses. Periodic re-determinations of the
Public Comment - Carl Richards asks about a Recording Secretary, are we going to cost of the Improvements, if necessary, may be made without a change in the special assessment district and without further notice
hire one? Supervisor Howarth, have to wait for final budget. to record owners of or parties in interest in the lands comprising the district, but no cost increase exceeding the estimate therefore
by 10% or more may be made unless notice is given and a public hearing afforded to record owners of lands in the district.
Leah Case discusses Mr. Ortwein’s comment on the Planning Commission at the last
board meeting. PROPERTY SHALL NOT BE ADDED TO THE PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT AND THE ORIGI-
Motion by Hadley, 2nd by Ortwein to adjourn at 9:35 pm. All in favor. Meeting NAL ESTIMATE OF COST SHALL NOT BE INCREASED BY MORE THAN 10% WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE AND
adjourned. PUBLIC HEARING.

Minutes taken and submitted for approval by, This Notice was authorized by the Township Board of the Township of Pierson.
Motion to approve by Heinzman, 2nd by Wright. Ayes: All
Dated: April 6th, 2010.
Debbra Wright Brooke E. Scott, Clerk
Croton Township Clerk Township of Pierson
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Regular Meeting of the Board
Regular meeting of Maple Valley Township Board
Meeting Date: April 8, 2010 April 12, 2010
Called to order: 7:00 p.m. Board Members present – Kain, Miller, Petersen, Betten
Members present: Supervisor Keith Grannis, Clerk Tina Porzondek, Treasurer Board Members absent – Sanders
Roger Stedman, Trustee Lee Olsen, Trustee Ann Yanke Regular Minutes of March 8, 2010 read and approved.
Motion to approve consent agenda containing previous minutes, treasurer’s report, Action Items
fire and police reports by Yanke, second by Stedman. 5 ayes, approved. Zoning MOTION Petersen 2nd Betten to accept treasurer’s report as read. Motion Car-
report removed for discussion. ried.
MOTION Miller 2nd Petersen to appoint Carol Chase to Planning Commission.
Motion to discontinue current zoning contract as of May 1, 2010 by Olsen, second
Motion Carried.
by Yanke. 5 ayes, approved.
MOTION Petersen 2nd Betten to appoint Carol Chase to Zoning Board of Ap-
Motion by Stedman, second by Porzondek to approve the 2010 road contracts from peals. Motion Carried.
Montcalm County Road Commission as submitted by the Reynolds Township Road MOTION Miller 2nd Betten to spend up to $150 for Clerk/Deputy Electronic Poll
Advisory Committee. 5 ayes, approved. Book Training. Motion Carried.
Motion by Porzondek, second by Yanke to donate to the Village of Howard City the MOTION Betten 2nd Kain to appoint Sandy Lake, Carole Petersen, Dianne
easement requested by the Village to assist with the downtown streetscape project. Velting, John Schwandt, June Miller and Rex Finch to steering committee for
5 ayes, approved. Complex. Motion Carried.
MOTION Betten 2nd Petersen to enter into contract with Montcalm County Road
Motion by Yanke, second by Stedman to contract with Robert Toland Consulting Commission for 3 chloride applications. Motion Carried.
and Planning to enforce Reynolds Township zoning ordinances. 5 ayes, approved. MOTION Petersen 2nd Betten to pay bills as presented Ck # 3759 through Ck #
Discussion items: 3790 in the amount of $12,707.42, except Ck# 3778 to Jacob’s Electric. Motion
PRIDE DAY is scheduled for Saturday June 5, from 8:00 a.m. - Noon. Carried.
Public comment: Items of Interest
Ron Baker, County Commissioner asked residents for their opinions about the up- Assessor Michael Beech has changed his voicemail/fax to a toll free number:
coming library millage. Ph.866-921-9293.
Public Testing of Voting Equipment to be held April 18th, 7 p.m. at Coral Office.
Dana Langworthy thanked Roger Stedman for helping him to solve an issue. Lakeview & Tri County School Elections will be held May 4. If absentee ballot is
Adjourned: 7:35 p.m. needed contact Shirley Sanders Ph.231-354-6496
Next Regular board meeting is May 10th, 7 p.m. in Coral.
Next Meeting: May 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Next Planning Commission meeting is May 6, 7 p.m. in Coral.
For more information call the township office at 231-937-6739 or check our website Next Complex meeting is May 17, 7 p.m. in Trufant.
www.montcalm.org/reynolds.twp For full minutes contact Shirley Sanders Ph. 231-354-6496.
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• Cedar Springs • Sand Lake • Howard City • Morley • Amble • Newaygo • White Cloud
• Gowen • Trufant • Coral • Kent City • Grant • Bailey • Croton/Hardy • Pierson • Lakeview

Free Animal Sell & Swap - 2nd Saturday through October, corner
Upcoming Events: of M-37 & M-82, Newaygo, parking lot of Family Farm & Home.
Animals only. For more information call 231-856-4641.
Help is Available:
Carson Apothecary Shoppe 25th Anniversary - The Carson Free Clothing for those in need - Seventh Day Adventist Church, A free Bariatric Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each
Apothecary Shoppe will be celebrating its 25th anniversary 8060 M-46, Lakeview, in the Community Building behind the month (beginning in February 2010) at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference
throughout the entire month of April. Call 989-584-3971 ext. 237 church. Thursdays from 1-4 pm. Rooms at Carson City Hospital. For more information, contact Ellen at
989-330-4091.
for more information.
Attention Seniors - Howard City Action Center, 132 E. Edgerton, Newaygo County’s newest Cancer Support Group - Whether you
The Newaygo County Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled at the open 7 days a week. Call Karen West or Dawny Kniffen 231-937-5950 have been recently diagnosed, in treatment or living beyond your cancer,
following locations to distribute free food to individuals and families for weekly schedule of events. Noon lunches Tues, Wed, Thurs. meet with others to share and offer hope for one another. Last Thursday of
in need. Most food distributions take approximately one hour. every month from 6:30 until 8:30 at Living Hope Physical Therapy, 977
See below for registration details. Please do not arrive more than Come sew at Heritage United Methodist Church on Fridays W. 72nd St. (M-82), Newaygo, MI. For more information contact Deb
30 minutes prior to the scheduled delivery time. Bring your own from 10 AM to 3 PM. Bring your machine and call for supply list. New Kaminski, 231-924-7013.
container to hold 50 lbs. of food. Saturday, April 17, 1:00 pm, Grant projects every week. Call Debbie Castle at 231-354-6910 for more Emotions Anonymous (EA) - Meetings every Wednesday, 1pm, Miracle
Assembly of God, Grant. Tuesday, April 20, 4:30 pm, Northland details or email at dcastle@pathwaynet.com. Everyone welcome. 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
Church of Christ, Grant/Newaygo. cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. Info
Fish Fry every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5 - 7 pm at the
Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Cedar Springs Lions Club - Howard City VFW Post 3306, 1001 S. Ensley Rd. call Carol (989)831-8778.
Saturday April 17th, at the Cedar Springs Methodist Church, corner Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Newaygo. Weigh in 5:30-6:10pm
of Main & Church. All you can eat, adult $6/seniors $5/under 12 The Purpose Driven Life Class - Tuesday mornings from 10 AM - on Thursdays, meeting 6:10-7:10pm. Info. Dee at (231)652-2583. • Sparta
free. Noon at Still Waters Counseling Ministry, 218 N. Ensley in Howard Methodist Church. Weigh in 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays, meeting 6:00-
City. Lead by Pastor Ron Wynn. To register call Jill at (231) 937- 7:00pm. Info. Betty at (616)691-7120. • White Cloud, Commission on
Crafters Wanted - Spring Craft Show, Saturday, April 17th, 6193. Knowing your purpose gives your life meaning! Aging. Weigh in 5:25-5:55pm on Thursdays, meeting 6:00-7:00pm. 93
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Pageants of the Coral Fire Department. Proceeds to 2010 Coral Days the Club will participate in a different outdoor activity. Explore the Life United Methodist Church. Weigh in 9:30am on Wednesdays, meeting
Festival. 10:00-11:00am. East M-46. • Sand Lake, Resurrection Lutheran Church.
outdoors and connect with nature, as a family! Call 231-652-1184 Weigh in 8:30-9:00am on Tuesdays, meeting 9:15-10:00am. 180 Northland
Hunter Safety Class - Howard City Conservation Club, April 17 for more information. Dr. • Howard City, Reynolds Township Hall (back building), Thursdays
and 18. Second class May 1 and 2. For more information and to sign Free Kids Aerobics at the Lakeview Community Wellness weigh-in 4:30-5:10 PM, meeting 5:15-6:00 PM. First meeting free. For
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Center, Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:15. Ages 5-10, Colliene Willison
Grief Recovery Support Group Weekly Meetings Tuesdays 9:30-
Marriage and Parenting Classes - “I Marriage” a 4-6 week study instructing. 423 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lakeview. 989-352-7510. 11:00am, Pierson Bible Church, ministries building, 101 Grand St.,
will be presented by Pastor Dwight and Jane Reed at the Croton Hospice of Michigan – Offers Living on Support Group 2nd Pierson, Michigan. Call 636-5542 or 636-5680 for info.
Community Church, 5750 E. Wealthy Street (turn at Library in Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Vera’s House Emphysema Support Group Meetings 2nd Tuesday of month, 5:30pm,
Croton) beginning April 18, from 11am - noon. Classes to run one located at 18 Justice St in Newaygo. For more information please call Health Department, White Cloud.
Sunday a month. Sunday School offered during parents meeting. Addictions Program: Feel trapped in addiction? There is an answer!
Call 231-652-4120 for more information. Diane Snyder at 231-924-6123 or 800-837-3630.
Reformers Unanimous. A caring addiction program for any addiction,
Angel Food Ministries at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 offered at Bills Lake Baptist Church, 8549 Swan Ave., 7 miles east of
Swiss Steak Dinner - April 18, 2010, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Newaygo. Every Friday night 7-9p.m. Info. call 652-9940.
Catholic Church, 1051 E. Howard City-Edmore Rd, Edmore. 12:00 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. For info call 616-696-8236.
Rebos House 10 N. First Street, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Meeting Days
noon - 3:00 pm. Adults $8, 5-12 $3.50, Under 5 free. Take out The Power of a Praying Parent. Classes start weekly at the Still & Times: Monday-7pm, Big Book Meeting-Open; Tuesday-12Noon-Open,
available. For more information call the parish office 989-427-5645.
Waters Ministry Center, 218 Williams St, Howard City. 10am - 11:30 5:30-6:30pm Women’s-Open, 7:00pm Men’s-Open; Wednesday-7:00pm
A Visit to Peru with Dr. Frank West - Wednesday, April 21, am. Free of charge. To register call Jill at 231-937-6193. 12&12 12 Steps Traditions-Open; Thursday-12Noon-Open, 7:00pm-
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Carson City Hospital Conference Room. Dr. The Lakeview Area Seniors is a non-denominational group 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,
West will share images of magnificent Machu Picchu (the “Lost City gathering on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00 PM to 7:00pm; Sunday-All Open-9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm.; Friday-7:00pm-
of the Incas”) and much, much more. Free coffee and refreshments Young People of Addictions-Open. Contact Sandy W. 616-636-8253. Last
will be served. 3:00. Interested people of all ages are encouraged attend. If you would
like further information about these meetings, the Lakeview Area Thursday every month speakers meeting, 7:30pm. Arrive early if you want
convenient parking.
Free Food Truck - April 22, 2010, 4:00 pm at Free Methodist Seniors, or transportation to meetings, please call: Marlene Scott
Church, 110 N. Edgar Rd., Lakeview. Funds for April sponsorship by 989-352-6661, Dorothy Jensen 989-831-4496, Nancy Olsen 231- Teen 12-Step Meeting (Help and support for staying alcohol and drug
free). Wednesdays 7-8pm, White Cloud United Methodist Church, 1125
Lakeview Ministerial Association and an anonymous donor. 937-6272, Gary Wakenhut 989-352-6996. Newell Street, White Cloud. No cost, anonymous.
Loyalty Day Banquet - April 24th. Hosted by Ladies Auxiliary of The Howard City Skate Park Committee meets 2nd & 4th Overeaters Anonymous - Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Binge
the Sheridan VFW Post, 209 West Washington. Guest speaker, Ron Thursday of the Month, 7:00 p.m. @ the Howard City Village Hall for no apparent reason? No Dues…We are a fellowship. FREMONT: First
Amend Past State VFW Commander. $6.00 per person. Reservation located behind the Village offices. Call Marianne @ 231.937.6203 for Congregational Church, 714 Hillcrest, Thursday, 10:45-11:45. Contact
requests should be sent to Eric L. Halvorsen, PO Box 78, Sheridan, more information. 689-6553, Marge.
MI 48884. Social hour at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm. Drug Problem? Narcotics Anonymous Now Meeting on Thursdays,
The Howard City Harvest Festival Committee meets 2nd 7pm, United Methodist Church, 1125 Newell St., White Cloud. (C, NS,
Benefit Auction and Dinner for the family of Troy Grays, to BT)
help with medical bills. April 24, at the Trufant Complex. Begins Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m., @ Timothy C. Hauenstein Newaygo Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30pm, Monday. 18 Justice St., next to St.
at 10 am. Call Chuck or Diana Petersen to donate an auction item Reynolds Township Library. Volunteers are needed. Info. Call Cheryl Marks Episcopal Church, behind City Hall.
and for more information. 616-984-6027. @ 231-937-5686.
Teen 12-Step Meeting Seventh Day Adventist-Baptist Church, 984
Soaring Eagle Casino trip - April 24th. $35. Bus departs Grant Wilcox Street, White Cloud (next to the Teen Center) Tuesday 7:00-
High School at 1:00 pm, and will stop in Howard City. Proceeds
benefit Grant Music Boosters. Deadline for sign-up is April 21. Call
Library Happenings: 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.
Kathi at 231-834-5621 for reservations or questions. Serving Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo Counties.
The Friends of the Croton Township Library are collecting
National Scrapbook Day “Sweet 16” Celebration - Saturday, pop cans/bottles as a fund raiser throughout the summer. Please ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you think you have a problem
April 24th from 10 am - 6 pm at Pine Grove Community Church, bring to library. Fremont Foundation is matching $1/$1 up to $3000 drinking, please call. Let no disabilities keep you away. We are accessible to
8775 E. 88th St, Howard City. This is a fundraiser to support Pine on what the Friends can earn on fund raisers this year. you - 652-5574. O = Open Meeting, C = Alcoholics Only.
Grove Community Church’s Youth Unlimited SERVE 2010 project. SPARTA: Sparta United Methodist Church, Monday 7:00pm; Monday,
Contact Shelly Kamp at 231-937-5295 or 231-937-9725 or email at Preschool Storytime at the Croton Library on Tuesdays from 7:30pm, Frank 678-4534, Wednesdays, 12noon, Harold 678-7508,
shellykcropper@yahoo.com for registration fee information. 10:00am-11:00am. Program is for 2-5 year olds and involves books, Wednesdays, 8:00pm, Anggie 887-9952; Sparta Baptist Church, Fridays
crafts, songs & fun. April 20th the topic is Rain/Rainbows. 7:30pm, Roger 887-8508 (Spanish Speaking)
2010 Crop Walk Planning Meeting - April 29 at 7:00 pm, Heritage KENT CITY: Kent City Baptist Church, Friday 12noon, Rick or Tonya
United Methodist Church, 19931 W. Kendaville Road, Pierson. Fireside Chatters Book Discussion - Join us for a cup of coffee 675-7663
Volunteers needed. Anyone interested in becoming involved is urged and an enjoyable discussion of a good book. This month’s selection is SAND LAKE: St. Mary’s/Mary Queen of Apostle Catholic Church,
to attend this meeting. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. Tuesday, April 20, 1:30 PM – Sand basement of church, rear door, 51 Maple Street, Sand Lake. Mon.
Lake Nelson Township Library 8pmCROTON-HARDY: New Croton Township Hall, 5833 Division,
Walk For A Cure - 24 hour walk, 6:00 pm, beginning April 30th Fri. 8pm - C; Sun. 7pm - O
at Tri County High School, 21338 Kendaville Rd, Howard City. $10 Used Book Sale at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township
HOWARD CITY: VFW Hall, 1/2 mile south of Howard City, Larry 616-
admission fee. Refreshments and food provided. Fun activities for Library, 117 Williams St., Howard City. April 22nd - April 24th. 723-5081, Wed. 7:30pm - O
everyone. For more info call 231-937-4338. Hours are Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am
- 2pm. Book donations appreciated. Sponsored by the Friends of the GRANT: Community Bldg., 105 S. Front- 678-7508, Wed. 7:00pm - O.;
Annual Plant & Flower Auction - Tuesday, May 4th, 7:00 pm, Library. Sun. 7:00pm - O
Bethel Lutheran Church, 18669 W M-46. Outdoor and indoor plants FREMONT: St. Johns Episcopal, 124 Sullivan, Tues., Thurs. & Fri.
available. 231-937-4921 or 231-937-4403. Drop-In Craft Time - Drop in at the library for some creative fun 12noon - C, Sun. 11:00am - O, NCCS Building, 6308 S. Warner (M-82).
with this self-directed activity. For children ages 6 and under with Fremont Christian Church, 10 E. Elm (non-smoking), Tues. & Thurs. 8pm
Crafters Needed for Arts & Crafts Show at Morley American a caregiver. Saturday, April 24, 10:30 AM – Sand Lake Nelson - C; Sat. 11am - O
Legion on Saturday, May 8, from 10 am to 3 pm. 10 x 12 space is only Township Library. Al-Anon: Tues. 8pm; Al-A teen: Tues. 8pm
$20. Call Deb at 989-352-7851 or Mary at 231-856-4649. Event will NEWAYGO: St. Bartholomew Church, NS, 599 Brooks - Basement - John
be held rain or shine. The Friends of the Croton Township Library meet the first
924-8027, Mon. 7:30pm - C; Step Mtg.; Thurs. 7:30pm - C
Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the library. Please come if
Mystery Trip - Join the Horizons Club of Independent Bank on interested in helping your local library. Newaygo Area Alano Club: 8406 Mason/M-37, Behind Tracy’s Custom
Thursday, May 13th for a Mystery Day trip. Highlights include a River Boats, just North of Speedway Unit #3. Mon. Noon (O), 7:30pm;
deluxe round-trip transportation; coffee and sweet rolls; a scrumptious Toddler Time every Monday at 11:00 am at the Timothy C. Tues. Noon, 7:30pm; Wed. Noon, 7:30pm; Thurs. Noon, 7:30pm; Fri.
lunch; taxes, tips and gratuities; destination cannot be disclosed. The Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Ages 19 Months-3 year olds, 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,
cost is $79 per person. Contact any Independent Banking Center to listen to a story, do a craft, sing songs and other activities. Everyone is non-smoking, potluck dinner 6:30p, speaker meeting 7:30p, with game
make your reservation. Seats are still available so sign up now for an welcome, questions call 231-937-5575 and ask for Cheryl. night following); Sun. 1:00pm, 7:30pm (O).
adventurous trip. Preschool Storytime: Every Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Timothy WHITE CLOUD: Mental Health Bldg. - Basement, 1049 Newell - 689-
Vendor’s Market - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am - 2pm. C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Ages 3-5 year olds, 1779- Non-Smoking, Mon. & Wed. 8pm - C
Newaygo VFW Post, Mason Drive, Newaygo. For more info call 231- come listen to stories, make a craft and other activities. Everyone is SELF-HELP GROUP FOR EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL
224-3410. welcome, questions call 231-937-5575 and ask for Cheryl. PROBLEMS: Is your ability to function and live a normal life impaired
because you have an emotional or mental problem? Is stress, depression,
Greenville Auction & Flea Market - Every Friday at the Old The Timothy Hauenstein Reynolds Twp Friends of the Library anger, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse or fear getting in the way of
Meijer Store in Greenville on M-91. Flea market starts at 7:00 am, meet from 9:00 - 11:00 am on the second Wednesday of the month. you being able to really “live”? Newaygo County meeting, Fridays, 10:00am,
Auction at 10:00 am. Vendors and consignors wanted. Call 616-225- All interested persons are welcome to attend. Library location, 117 United Methodist Church, 240 Williams Street, White Cloud. For more
9999 or email wwauctions@yahoo.com. Williams St., Howard City. information, call 689-7330, or toll-free, 1-800-968-7330.

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$ 99
Front Farm Tires
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$ 99 Farm Implement Tires
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6:30 PM Blessing of the Poles in Brooks Park Trout Fest Breakfast at the Methodist Church
7:00 PM Minnow Eating Contest in Brooks Park 7:00 PM Bobber Races at Sportsman’s Bar • 50/50 $1 Entry Fee per Bobber
8:00 PM Jimmy’s Roadhouse Cast-Off Party 7:30 PM Parsley’s Sport Shop Fishing Contest Weigh-in at Sportsman’s Bar
Casting Contest for Distance, Accuracy and Casting Into a Bucket 8:00 PM Minnow Eating Contest at Sportsman’s Bar
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BOOK REVIEW CORNER FRIDAY, MAY 7TH, 2010 AT 10:00AM


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on living her life to the fullest. I recommend this book. Or by appointment.
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CORRECTION • CORRECTION • CORRECTION 050 Help Wanted


BIRCHWOOD GOLF COURSE accept-
ing applIcations for CLUB HOUSE help.
Apply in person only. 6900 Masters Road,
Howard City.
LINE SUPERVISORS 2ND and 3rd shift.
Prefer food manufacturing or pharma-
ceutical experience. $12-$15/hr. Apply
9am-1pm with 2 pieces of I.D. at
Williamson Staffing Services 3940 Broad-
moor Ste 101, Kentwood, MI 616-575-
5627 EOE
2010 MAINTENANCE TECHS 2ND and 3rd
shift. Prefer food manufacturing or phar-
maceutical experience. $14-$17/hr. Apply
9am-1pm with 2 pieces of I.D. at
Williamson Staffing Services 3940 Broad-
moor Ste. 101, Kentwood, MI 616-575-
5627 EOE.
MPI HAS BEEN employing local residents
for over 22 years. We fundraise for char-
itable organizations like breast cancer,
22, 2010 missing children, veterans and a variety
of non-profit groups. We currently have
over 50 employees, but are looking for
more. We offer full-time positions that
start at $8.00/hour and have the oppor-
We are happy to be able to tunity to make much more. No sales
experience needed. Call now to set up an

provide all day kindergarten April 27, 28, & 29.


interview 231-796-9286
HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY look-

for all students! ing for an RN to do home visits. Must have


a valid Michigan drivers license and cur-
rent RN license, and current CPR .
Mileage paid. Fax resume to 231-689-
5038.

TAX REFUND
SEWER. HAND-SEWING POSITION.
Part time. Send resume/letter to PO Box
1532, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1532
WANTED: Director of United Methodist
Campus Ministry at Ferris State Univer-
sity. Credentials as ordained or licensed
United Methodist clergy. Laity with exten-

SALE
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youth work will be considered. The suc-
cessful applicant will be familiar with
young adults, campus ministry and the
United Methodist Church. The position
requires flexibility, open-mindedness,
grace and a passion to minister with stu-
dents in a university setting. The ability to

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encourage students to explore and devel-
op a mature Christian faith through facil-
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to $31,000 annually, with benefits includ-
ing paid holidays, vacations and pen-
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Apply immediately.

Price On Selected
INCOME BASED, BARRIER free hous-
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malls, restaurants and job opportunities.

The Store Stove, refrigerator and air conditioner in


each unit. Apply at 9 Parkview Village, Big
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is also available at
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• Pedicures
pets. Call on-site manager. (231)465-
4049 • Facials
Monday
Hair Studio & Day Spa 9am-8pm
• Massage
Value
RENT TO OWN! 4-bedroom, 1-bath Exclusive Line Of: Mastay, Eufora & Nioxin
home. Deeded lake access on Mas- • Gift Certificates
ton Lake. Financing Available!
$700/month. (517)712-2392. 40 S. Main • Cedar Springs • www.reflectionsbydesign.info 696-0440 Offer limited to one service per customer per year.

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


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Alternative Heating and Fuel


Pro Pellets Early Buy Sale
Only $176/ton!
Casino Express Beginning April 1, Alternative Heating is offering
Pro Pellet wood pellets for only $176/ton!

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MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT SALE


IS CELEBRATING 30 PROMO PRICE

$20
YEARS... AND SO
ARE WE!

MAY 2010 per seat


Saturday, May 1st • 10:00 AM
RAVENNA AUCTION
$
20 00
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ravenna, Michigan
231-853-5738
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 IN PREMIUM PLAY Good Selection of Farm Machinery
13 CREDIT
DURING MAY!
Already Consigned
Items May Be Delivered on Friday
April 30th at 10:00 AM

1-989-427-5421
Luxury Coach For information:
Randy Lettinga 616-437-2005

www.maxfields.info
George Herman 616-498-8152
Verne Lettinga 616-490-6742

MULTIPLE PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF LOCATIONS!


Edmore • Six Lakes • Lakeview • Canadian Lakes • Remus 08 Ford Edge Limited 4 Door 3.5 Eng
Heated Leather Seats, Off Lease, 28k Miles $23,995 or $450 Mo.
07 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab SLT 4x2 Pickup
4.7 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Truck..................$13,995 or $260 Mo.

Don’t Have Big 07 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x2 Pickup


V6 Eng, CD Player, Air, Arizona Auto ...........$10,995
07 Ford Focus SE 4 Door
or $229 Mo.

$BUCKS$ ??
4 Cyl Economy, Auto, Loaded, Arizona Car ... $8,995 or $195 Mo.
07 Ford Taurus SE 4 Door

A
3.0 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto ..................... $7,495 or $175 Mo.

Repair it or Replace it
I
Andy’s Appliances Quality Guaranteed
07 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 4 Door
4 Cyl, Economy, Loaded, Arizona Auto ......... $8,495
06 Ford F150 Ext Cab XLT
or $190 Mo.

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4x2 Pickup, 4.6 Eng, Loaded ......................$10,995 or $225 Mo.
06 Buick Rendezvous CXL 4 Door FWD Sun Roof
Heated Leather Seats, 3rd Seat, 39k Miles .$13,995 or $289 Mo.
reat
h a ve ge’re 06 Pontiac G6 4 Door
We uff & w ’!

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3500 Eng, Loaded, Great Fuel Mileage ......... $7,995 or $185 Mo.
st dealin 05 Buick LaSabre Custom 4 Door
Ab “Call 3800 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto .................. $9,995 or $220 Mo.
616-out SeM e

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292- rvice” 05 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4 Door
Always

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5400 3800 V6 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto ............. $7,995 or $195 Mo.
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Differen 05 GMC Sierra Reg Cab
Stuff 4x2 Pick Up, 4.8 Eng, Air, Local Trade In ...... $6,995 or $160 Mo.

M 05 Ford Ranger Ext Cab Pickup

I $189 $169 $219 E


Whirlpool Refrigerator Kenmore Washer Hotpoint Gas Range V6 Eng, Quad Door, XLT Pkg, Loaded NOW $6,995 or $160 Mo.
04 Chevrolet Venture Mini Van
3.4 Eng, Loaded, Great Price ........................ $3,995 or $180 Mo.
04 Saturn Vue 4 Door AWD Crossover Loaded

A BRAND NEW! R
V6 Eng, Leather, Sun Roof, Arizona Car ........ $9,995 or $249 Mo.
90 Day Warranty 90 Day Warranty 90 Day Warranty
04 Buick LeSabre Custom 4 Door Loaded
3800 Eng, Leather, Arizona Auto ....... NOW $8,995 or $235 Mo.
03 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab 2500 HD

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4x4 Pickup, 6.0 Eng, Air, Long Box ............... $9,995 or $275 Mo.
CHEST
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03 Mercury Sable 4 Door
3.0 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto ..................... $5,995 or $185 Mo.

FREEZERS
03 Buick Park Ave 4 Door

C $19999 $24999 AP
3800 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto .................. $8,495 or $250 Mo.
03 Chevrolet 3500 Cube Van
5 cu. ft. 7 cu. ft. Air, Auto, Dual Wheels, Lift Gate ................... $4,995 or $138 Mo.
94 Buick Regal 2 Door

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V6 Eng, Loaded, Arizona Auto ...................... $5,495 or $300 Mo.

KNIGHT AUTO SALES


“In Business Since 1945 in
the Same Location”

S 572 S. State SE • Sparta • 616-887-1999 R


KNIGHTS
VISIT US ON OUR WEB SITE @
Peoples Rd.

WWW.KNIGHTAUTOSALES.COM
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 3; Sat. 9 - 1, Closed Sunday 989-831-8358
New St.

Subject to
Prior Sal 1516 N. Peoples Rd., Stanton
e&
M-66

Klees Rd.
Availabili Hours:
ty
Monday-Friday 8-6:00 Stanton
Across from Family Fare, Next to Burger King (In the Back) Closed Saturday
Sunday 8:30-3:00 Main Street
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170 Items 170 Items
for Sale for Sale
ANDY’S Firewood
TREE SERVICE The River Valley News Shopper
TREE WORK OF ALL
KINDS
Specializing around
now has it’s
VERY OWN WEBSITE!
power lines & houses

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any time.
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“We go all over!!”

FIREPLACES & STOVES: Wood,


Gas, Pellet, Lopi, Avalon. Hours 9-
5 Monday-Friday, Sat. 9-2. We
install. Since 1979.
Newaygo Woodstove
& Fireplace Shop,
8639 Mason Dr. (S.M-37),
Newaygo (231)652-1546

GARAGE SALE
PRICES:
Come On Out, You’re Invited!
$15.00 - 1 day

FREE! FREE!
$27.00 - 2 days
$32.35 - 3 days
$42.20 - 4 days
$52.00 - 5 days
$61.80 - 6 days
35¢ per word after
Saturday April 24, 2010 Over 75 Booth Displays

Safety Town - I Dent A Kid Program - Over 15 Mascots


15 words, per day.

Cafeteria - Plenty of Parking - Handicapped Accessible


********************

Booth Give-A-Ways and Much More! ALL FREE!


Thank You To The Troops Program / Flat Stanley Project

Call (231)937-4740 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mini Demo Workshops!


All ads must be pre-paid by credit card

Muskegon River Water Safety Project


over the phone or feel free to stop by
our office at 491 Shaw St., Howard
Big Rapids Middle School Local Area Entertainment
City to pay by check or cash.
******************** 500 North Warren Avenue Children’s Activities!
Band of Locals Scavenger Hunt

PLACE YOUR
AD ONLINE: FREE · FREE · FREE FREE · FREE · FREE
Blessing of the Babies

FREE · FREE · FREE


www.pioneergroup.com
Mini Carnival

GENERATOR ELITE SERIES Briggs &


Stratton. Has 14 hours. 5550 watts.
120/240 volts. $400 firm. Also, 16”
Poulan Chainsaw w/extras, $65. 231- LOTS OF ACTIVITIES LIVE! ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
937-9178 SPONSORED BY: CHEMICAL BANK

HAY - ROUND BALES 1st-cutting. Children ID 10:00 - St. Peter Lutheran School
$35/each or $30/bale for all, 39 total. Face Painting 10:30 - St. Mary’s School
Contact Sue 231-335-9138
Safety City 11:00 - Blessing of the Babies
POWER WHEEL CHAIR, invacare pron- 11:30 - Big Rapids Middle School
to M-51, sure step. like new, $1500 OBO. Hands On Games
12:00 - Big Rapids Middle School
Call 231-745-4943. Blessing of the Babies 1:00 - Ronald McDonald Magic Show
REBUILT COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS: Car Seat Clinic 1:30 - Artworks / Rhythmic Sky Studios
Also Computer repair & virus removal.
Reasonable Rates. (231)856-7883
WOODSTOVE PARTS. GRATES, glass, MINI SEMINARS FREE CHILDREN’S CONCERT
FUTURING THE VERVE PIPE 2010 SPONSORS
Isenglass, gaskets. Newaygo Wood-
stove Shop. 8639 Mason Drive. (S. M-37),
Newaygo. 231-652-1546 MASCOT PALOOZA Sunday April 25, 2010 @ 3 p.m.

Big Rapids High School Auditorium


LIVE! FOOD SHOW Get your FREE tickets @ The Pioneer!

CARNIVAL GAMES Tickets will only be available


Thursday April 22 and Friday April 23

SATURDAY APRIL 24, 2010 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10 A.M. - 2 P.M. http://www.thevervepipe.com

BIG RAPIDS MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPLETE DETAILS


500 NORTH WARREN AVENUE (231) 796-7649 or
events@mecostacounty.com

FREE · FREE · FREE


26 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

To Advertise On This Page


For Just $21.00 Per Week
6 Weeks Minimum

Call 231-937-4740

Cedar Auto Service, Inc. Come see us and let us


“Best Darn Garage In Town”
• Complete foreign & domestic auto care A b bey g help you to create
a home as individual
• Honesty • Integrity
Now offering Diesel Injector Service! The coratin as you are!

100%
No need to go out of the way for De Dept. 7910 Federal Road, Howard City
231-937-4206
er import auto repair and maintenance! Come see
Customion! 108 N. Main • Cedar Springs Tom Open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
t
Satisfac & Chris Sat. 9 am - 4 pm
616-696-2466 www.howardcity.abbeycarpet.com
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W ILSON’S
Mobile Home Improvement Store
Mobile Home & RV Parts
• Assorted Mobile Home Doors & Windows • Vinyl Windows
• Kitchen & Bath Cabinets • Full Line of R.V. Parts & Supplies
Water Damage Restoration, Smoke & Fire Damage Restoration
HOURS: 9 am-5 pm • Sat. 9 am-3 pm
Steel & Aluminum Roofs, Shingled Roofs/Siding/Windows Sun. 9 am-1 pm • Closed Tuesdays
In business since 1965 M-82, 3 Miles West of U.S. 131

800-559-1900 231-937-6556

RON & BAMBI


OLSSON
OWNERS
OLSSON
LICENSED
&
INSURED SNYDER AUTO
Collision Repair • Glass • ABS Paint Systems
CONCRETE Brakes • Struts • Shocks
CONSTRUCTION LLC
POURED WALLS & FLAT WORK Engine Replace & Tune Up
17020
8 MILE RD. 231-823-2544 FAX # Transmission Replacement
~ Complete Mechanical ~
231-598-2618
STANWOOD, MI 231-823-9554
49346
231-937-6436
FREE ESTIMATES • QUALITY WORK 7912 N. Marble Rd., Howard City

HOME & GARDEN • GIFT & ICE CREAM SHOPPE TRI COUNTY
Call-A-Ride, LLC
We’re your On Demand
Transportation Source
LOCATED AT 21723 W. CANNONSVILLE ROAD Wheel Chair Accessible Vehicles
PIERSON TWP., MI 49339 AT US 131 SB EXIT 114 & up to 7 passengers at one time
Owners - Jack & Stacy Frodl Serving: communities throughout Kent, Montcalm and Newaygo Counties.

616.636.8677 Cedar Springs, Sand Lake, Howard City, Sparta, Pierson, Rockford, Belmont & More!
Payments Accepted: Cash,
www.stick-n-stonesstore.com Check or Money Order only (616) 889-4646
Visit us on the Web: www.tricountycallaride.com

’SLE XCAVLAATING & SE


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20544 M-82 • HOWARD CITY, MI 49329


Ponds
231-937-5014 Sand
fax 231-937-6382
Driveways Stone
Basements FREE ESTIMATES Gravel
Septic Systems email: powells@oneisp.net Topsoil
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 27

To Advertise On This Page


For Just $21.00 Per Week
6 Weeks Minimum
Call 231-937-4740

Nagelhout Handyman
Services
Small to medium sized home and
business repairs or improvements PROMPT, FRIENDLY SERVICE

• Free Estimates FULLY LICENSED and INSURED


• Septic Tanks Vacuum Cleaned • Restaurant Grease Trap Cleaning
• Insured
• Disposal • Portables Available • RV Holding Tanks Pumped
Sand Lake, MI Owners: Basil Sawyer / Brad & Terry Woodard
PH# 616-799-3120
SERVING ALL OF NEWAYGO COUNTY & SURROUNDING AREAS
Email:wnagelhout1@gmail.com 231 834-5540

M - Th.
8 - 7:30
Gary & Sue’s F8-
Sat. & 6S:30
8 - 5:30un.
Laundromat
Simply
Clearing, Ponds, Roads, Driveways, Etc.
Sand • Gravel • Topsoil
PARADISE Irresistible
Large & Small Dozer Work TANNING Clothing
Snowplowing Ben Banfill 14 W. Lake St. • Sand Lake, MI 49343
Phone: (231) 937-5042 P.O. Box 131 616-636-5450
Cell: (231) 629-2152 Howard City, MI 49329 Other Services: Dry Cleaning, Fax & Copies, Car Vacuum

231-250-0191 RENOVATION & SIDING LLC


Stephen Ulberg Additions & Insulation • Vinyl & Aluminum Siding
Grub Control 18889 Jefferson Rd. Fertilizer Programs Roof: Commercial & Residential
Insect Control Morley, MI 49336 Lawn Mowing Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
Weed Control Steve@stlawn.com Stump Grinding Seamless Eavestrough • Replacement Windows
Disease Control MDA Certified Applicator Snow Plowing Licensed & Insured
A Michigan licensed pesticide application business. 616-754-3878

FIFIELD’S SEALCOATING LLC DIGGERS UNDERGROUND


Pierson SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
Residential & Commercial Installation & Service
Asphalt Sealcoating and Hot Crack Filling
Low Overhead EQUALS Low PRICES!!!
Call us today for a free estimate!
KEN GRAVES
616-636-8263 • 616-430-0205
Quality, Honest Work 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Free Estimates
Phone: 231.937.9793
Cell: 231.846.1078

Spring Carpet
Cleaning Specials RENT THIS
$
40 00
per Room
SPACE
3 Room Minimum CALL
Some Restrictions Apply

Big Rapids • 231.250.5049 231-937-4740

RENT THIS RENT THIS


SPACE SPACE
CALL CALL
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For Just $21.00 Per Week
6 Weeks Minimum
Call 231-937-4740
Call us today to get the
TURN YOUR OLD GOLD & DIAMONDS INTO CASH
LOWEST
OR TRADE IN & TRADE UP AT HUGE SAVINGS! ALL-DIGITAL PRICE
In America…EVERY DAY!
From DISH Network
Sales - Installation
Repair (All Types of Satellites)
Residential - Commercial
HDTV Antennas
114 S. Michigan Ave. • Downtown Big Rapids Great Lakes
Communications, Inc. Restrictions apply. Call for details. All prices, packages
231.796.7743 and programming subject to change without notice.
www.RogersJewelersMi.com 1-888-364-7804 4970 West River Dr. • Comstock Park

BATTERIES UNLIMITED
Industrial • Commercial • New/Used Auto & Truck
Farm • Marine • ATV • Cycle • Lawn & Garden For All Your Construction Needs!
WE BUY SCRAP BATTERIES Leo Butler, Builder
Starters • Alternators • Catalytic Converters Howard City
18695 W. Yankee Rd. • Howard City, MI 49329
Ph. 231-937-9785
Debit
Card (231) 937-8060 Cell 616-862-6575

FIREWOOD
8’ Mixed Hardwood or Oak
Delivered in 8’ length,
minimum 10 cords per load.
$
80 - $90 per cord due to haul distances
Call Perry or Cindy Cousineau
231-796-4558
Leave name & number

TC Tri-County TOWING SERVICE


…It Really Hauls!
C Cleaners
Industrial • Residential McKay’s Towing
“24 Hour Towing Service”

Your Carpet and 9884 S. Cypress Ave.


Upholstery Cleaning Newaygo Howard City
Solution! 231-937-5819
Howard City • 231.937.4939

Bringing affordable fun to your next event!


• Inflatables If You Can Dream It ~ I Can Do It!
New Construction, Additions, Remodeling & Hardwood Flooring
• Carnival Games
Specializing in Custom Tile
• Concessions Equipment
• Delivery and Set Up Badgerow’s Carpentry, Tile & Marble
• Graduations, Picnics, 231-937-9681
Jim Badgerow
Churches, Schools 8152 E. 72nd St. Licensed & Insured
Newaygo, MI 49337 References by request
www.jaksrentals.com • 231.937.4534 Office

$ 50
REFERRAL REWARD*
To anyone who refers a new client
We offer
COMPLETE
preschool classes AUTOMOTIVE
Kids Korner Child
ild CCare • 231-937-5765 SERVICE
130 Muenscher St. • Howard City
*Some conditions apply. 757 Ensley Street • Howard City
231-937-2271
Fax # 231-937-6490
www.srautomotiveinc.com
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 29
240 Manufactured 991 Mega Mkt.
Homes
SPACIOUS DOUBLEWIDE, 3/BED-
ROOM, 2/Bath, $36,900 financing avail-
Cabins for Rent
able. Garage option available. Cedar CANADIAN FISHING CABINS for
Springs, 616-696-1100 or RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big north-
cedarfieldcommunity.net erns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-
2550 for free brochure. Or look at our web-
SPRING SPECIAL site www.bestfishing.com
$150 LOT RENT
We will move your home to our
Community for Free. Events
1985 and Newer Single Wides
*3 Months Free Lot Rent* COMMUNITY PAPERS PROVIDE a
Call for details. 616-696-0820 valuable service to your community!
Thank you for reading this publication!

250 Autos for Sale DURAND RAILROAD DAYS Celebration


May 14, 15 and 16. Special attractions:
Mechanical Bull, Laser Tag, Carnival
CASH FOR YOUR JUNK CAR
and Parade Saturday 1:00pm. Website:
ASHLAND AUTO
durandrailroaddays.com
231-834-5775

WANT TO SELL YOUR


Health Care Insomnia
CAR OR TRUCK??? MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE! Unfortunately some of us have difficulty sleeping. To go to sleep, we must relax physically and
Michigan law allows people with certain mentally.
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Shopper Clinic.com 517-787-1206. Progressive relaxation can be helpful. Start at the top of the head. Tighten the scalp and facial muscles,
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(231)937-4740 8466
New studies show that a dark room is important, so all lights out or wear an eye mask.

260 Automotive Homes for Sale There is a nice mental exercise you can use to train yourself to go to sleep.
Get into bed, ready to go to sleep, find a comfortable position, take three deep
FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS Over breaths, and do progressive relaxation from head to toes. Then imagine you are
I WOULD LIKE to purchase your junk 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down standing in front of large chalk board, chalk in one hand, and an erasure in the
vehicles and pick them up. Call Butch 231- payment. Call now. 800-880-2517 other. Imagine drawing a large circle and slowly draw a large number 100 in the
629-1979 circle. Then mentally erase the number 100 being careful not to erase the circle.
270 Livestock Mattress Sets Then to the right and outside the circle write the word sleepy. Next draw a large
number 99 in the circle. Draw and erase slowly to train your brain to slow down.
A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY Then slowly erase the 99, careful not to erase the circle. Now trace over the word
Horses FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, new- sleepy. Continue this, each time decreasing one number until you go to sleep. It
might take a while, but the next night will be better. Keep doing it each night until
never used, as seen on TV, with warranty.
REG. QH MARE, 7 years. Healthy. Great Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver all you have to do is take the three deep breaths and off to sleep you go.
blood lines, 4-H, trail, for skilled rider. 989-832-2401 Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. Bob Huttinga PA-C. 989-352-6500.
(231)796-8901
280 Farm Goods

Service Directory
HAY 1ST CUTTING - Good Quality. After
5:00 pm. Call 616-696-2976
290 Farm
Equipment
JOHN DEERE 4020 w/cab. $6,000 or
best offer. Call 231-937-4887
300 Wanted to Buy
WANTED TO BUY: Small bucket bull- Robert Denton This Spot is
Boys
dozer. 231-856-0008
335 Work at Overla
Home Concrete Drilling Toys
616-262-8036
EARN THOUSAND$ FROM HOME. Be
careful of work-at-home schemes. Hidden
costs can add up, and requirements may be
Denton and Sons
HOWARD CITY Water Well Drilling
unrealistic. Learn how to avoid work-at-
home scams. NEED CA$H FAST BUT All types of Concrete Construction 8744 124th St. • Sand Lake
CAN’T GET A LOAN? Don’t pay for the
promise of a loan. BE YOUR OWN BOSS!!
Including Brick, Block, Poured Walls OFFICE FAX Don’t Delay!
FARMWORK 616-636-5684 616-636-4623
But first, be cautious. You will have to spend
$$$ and you may not make money back. Manure Pits, Slabs, Bunker Silos Jim Denton • 616-636-8638
Call Kim Today
Call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-
877-FTC-HELP to learn how to spot

Service Directory
advance-fee loan scams. A message from
616.364.0550
The Pioneer and the FTC.
1.800.396.2233
Bill Coleman
Owner
S. Wemmer, D.D.S.
991 Mega Mkt. Ads Bring Results 205 E. Edgerton • Howard City
Family Dentistry
Electronics Quick Start Place Hours by Appointment
Batteries Yours
FREE 6 - ROOM DISH NETWORK
Satellite System! FREE HD-DVR!

Today!
$19.99/mo, 120+ Digital Channels (for 1
year.) Call Now-$400 Signup Bonus! 1-
Starters & Alternators
877-218-6240 231-937-5725
2121 Alpine, N.W. • Grand Rapids
Adoption Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12 231-937-4740
ADOPTION! LOVING COUPLE look-
ing to adopt baby. We offer love and

RENT THIS
opportunity, can help pay expenses.
SEPTIC TANK
Working with licensed agency. Call Dave
& Erica 1-888-8-ADOPT-0. Cedar CLEANING
NOTE: ALL ADVERTISERS in this cat-
egory are working with a licensed adop- Body SPACE Also Portable Toilet Rentals
for any occasion
tion agency.
PREGNANT? CONSIDER ADOP- Shop For Information
ROBINSON
Serving: Cedar Springs • Sand Lake
Howard City & Surrounding Areas

& Rates
TION—A loving alternative. Wonderful
couples to choose from. Call for pics/infor- 13399 White Creek 231-937-8282
Cedar Springs
Call Kim at
mation and choose your baby’s family and
future. Expenses paid. 1-866-236-7638 1/4 Mile S. of 17 Mile Rd. 616-636-5565
If YOU can’t flush…
READ YOUR AD ONLINE AT: www.com-
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231-937-4740 You may need US!
30 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

Ed Koehn
CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP
Would like to welcome

HEATHER
PAAUWE
to our staff. Arthur K. Eggerding Inc.
Realtor / Broker
Ed Koehn 11282 W. Carson City Rd.
Greenville, MI 48838
Committed to marketing your property!
23 Years Experience, VA loans. Call Today!
Owe more on your house
CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP 616-754-3635 than it’s worth?
GREENVILLE Call Art to see if you qualify for a short sale.
www.edkoehn.net Carla Welch 616-437-1327 • Brynadette Powell 616-835-2624
Arthur K. Eggerding Realty 616.453.7655

AUCTION SALE
Robert and Caroll Barrett
April 25, 2010 @ 1:00 p.m.
6990 Hickory, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Directions: from Big Rapids Expressway: Take Perry Street or 15 Mile Road. Go West 5 miles this
will turn into 9 Mile Road in Newaygo County to Cypress. Go South 1 mile to 8 Mile Road, Turn
and go West 1 mile to Hickory. Turn North 1 mile to sale site. Follow the auction signs to sale site.
250cc Honda Quad and Trailer Hunting Clothes - Boots 1/2” Drill Press
14’ Fold Down Camper Lots of Christmas Items Cant Hook Is A Classified Advertising
Boat Motor & Trailer 14’ - Johnson 9.5 HP Moto
30-30 Lever Action w/Scope
Moto Shop Jig Saw
Tanned - Various Furs
Axes - Splitters
Trapping Gear Network That Reaches
12 Gauge Single Shot - Shot Gun 10’ Delta Motorized Miter Box Saw Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 9) Over 1.7 Million Households
Winchester 30-30 Rifle (Never Shot) Fur Serving Machine Minnow Pails
Rabbit Grooming Table 2 - Desk Chairs Folding Chrome Table Throughout The State
Ladder Tree Blind Levers Free Standing 36” Propane Cooking Stone

249
Kitchen Scales Chimney Brush 8” W/ 4 Rods 18” Pipe Wrench
Fire Wood
3 - Sleeping Bags
29 Gallon Aquarium
3 - Pipe Wood Clamps
Propane Bottled & 2 Burners
Garden Seeder
Dinning Table w/ 1 Leaf & 4 Chairs
2 - Antlers Mounts
Emery Wheel
Tin Snippers
14/3 Underground Wire
Play Pen
Place a 25
Word Ad
$
C-Clamps Small Electric Ref. (Apartment Size) Coleman Lanterns (3) For Only
Shovels 2 - 26” New Bikes Small Fan
Boxes of Nails - Various Sizes Crafts Books & Quilting Books Pasta Maker ($10.00 Each Additional Word)
Boxes of Various Screws Sewing Items Picnic & Tailgate Set
2 - Trailer Hitch (Receivers) Droning Mangle Large Coleman Cooler
Pop Rivets & Gun
Fireplace Screen
Hip Boots
Canvas Fold Up Chairs (2)
Old Table
Coffee Table Michigan Megamarket Is A Network
Dog House Blind
Swivel Hunting Stool
Predator Caller w/ Tapes
Metal Detector
Throw Rugs
Texas Poker Chips Set (New In Case) Of Free Distribution Newspapers
Step Ladders - Aluminum Extension Ladder
2 - Post Hole Digger
Fish Locator
Water Carrier
Card Shuffler
Box of Misc. Silverware and Shopping Guides That Offers
Space Saver Treadmill Baby Stroller Set of Pots & Pans
Hang Up Inversion Table Bitzen Burger Arrow Flitcher Black & White Portable T.V. Unique Market Saturation
Air Streder Lg. Compost Maker Photo Albums
Exercise Bike Thermometer Farbenwear Pots & Pans Like No One Else
3 - Cabinets & Shelves Units Deer Hoist Misc. China Wear
Portable Ice Fishing Shanty (Collapsible)
Chest Freezer
Deer Attractant - Several
Chain Saw w/ Extra Bar & New Chain
Misc. Kitchen Items
Adjustable Hi-Chair FOR MORE
INFORMATION CALL:
Radial Arm Saw 10” - Dato Blades Come-A-Long Potty Chair
Organ - Needs Repair 2 - 20 Gallon Propane Cylinders Lots and Lots of Other Tool Items
AUCTIONEER: PHIL CURRIE 231-796-6617 BOB PARKER 231-823-2329
231-937-4740
Currie/Parker Auction Service Fax 231-937-4048
717 Sheridan - Big Rapids, MI
Auction Note: This is a clean sale, everything is in excellent shape. DO NOT MISS THIS SALE!
Email:
Condition Terms of Sale: Cash or Check with ID - nothing removed until settled for. (Not Responsible for Lost or Damaged Items)
PORTA JOHN www.currieparkerauction.com LUNCH WAGON
RVShopper@pioneergroup.com
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Please contact the Service Officer at
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Ask for Roger Webster, 231-652-7776 or 231-652-7081
Thurs.
April
Wine Tasting Party
15th Complementary Appetizers!
Raffle! Fun!
Our featured pet this week comes to us

COMEDY SHOW
from Stanton, and boy is this kitty ever in
need of a good home! Albert is a hand-
some orange and buff colored male cat
who is just one of the many homeless
Thurs.
animals available for adoption at the
Montcalm County Animal Shelter in
April featuring…
Stanton. He was picked up as a stray on
22nd
April 8, and unless his owners come to
claim him, Albert will be available for
adoption on April 15. This cat weighs
Sonya White & Bill Bunker
about 15 lbs, and is very shy - you can
tell he is not happy here in the shelter!
This poor kitty got something stuck in
his eye roaming around outside, so he
Newaygo
Sat.
TROUTFEST
needs a good caring owner who will watch over him to make sure
he doesn’t get hurt. Albert has a shelter ID# of 10/04/10.
April
Many other cats besides Albert are available to be adopted, and
featuring…
plenty of dogs too. Go online to
24th
www.petfinder.com/shelters/montcalm.html
for a full list of adoptable animals. “West River Drive”

TEAM TRIVIA
There is a $40 adoption fee for dogs, $20 for cats, as well as a
refundable spay/neuter deposit ($50 for dogs, $25 for cats) unless the

NEW!
animal is “fixed” already.
The Montcalm County Animal Shelter is open to the public Monday
thru Friday from 12:30pm to 5pm. Call 989-831-7355 or 616-
225-7355 for more information. New animals are brought into
the shelter on a daily basis, so if the one you want is gone by the time
you call, the Montcalm County Animal Shelter will do its best to find 7:30 Every Tuesday Starting in APRIL!
you a dog or cat that matches what you’re looking for!
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eIt’s
s a l e Ron’s Marine Service
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Inboards & Outboards • Quicksilver Lubes

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Boat Storage
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Kindergarten Round-Up
u s to co
place an a
d with you need
in cl u d e everything
The kit will
cluding:
the sale, in Sal es
record “Train a child in the way he should go, and when
form
Tips for a l he is old he will not turn from it.” - Proverbs 22:6
u
successf le Pre-sale
garage sa 4”
checklist
Two 11x1
all-weath
er Parents with children who
signs.
will be five years old on
15 words or less or before August 1 are invited to
1 x $15.00 2 x $27.00 3 x $32.35 BROCKWAY Christian Academy
Date(s) to run: ______________________________________
for Kindergarten Roundup Friday,
___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ __________ April 30 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm.
1 2 3 4 5

___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ __________ The kindergarten roundup will take each child
6 7 8 9 10
through a series of activities found in a typical
___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ __________ day – including lunch.
11 12 13 14 15

Name: _________________________________________________________ For more information, or to register for roundup,


Address: _______________________________________________________ call 989-352-7719.
Phone: _________________________________________________________
Brockway Christian Academy is a non-denominational
Card Number: _______________________________ Expiration: _________ Christian School which has been educating youth for 32 years.
The school is located at the corner of 3 Mile Road and 110th
SPECIAL! If your garage sale is canceled due to rain, we will run your ad over absolutely FREE!!
Avenue. Tuition is $1,500.00 with payment terms available.
All ads must be pre-paid • The only change allowed to ad is day/date/time.
Ad will run once, same as original pre-paid.

The River Valley


News Shopper
491 W. Shaw, Howard City, MI 49329
Serving over 22,000 homes
weekly in the communities of
Cedar Springs, Sand Lake,
Pierson, Howard City,
Morley, Gowen, Coral,
Trufant, Lakeview, Amble,
Croton Hardy, Kent City,
Bailey, Grant, Newaygo and White Cloud

For classified or display


information call or fax:
231-937-4740
FAX 231-937-4048
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Advertising Director - Sharon Frederick
Account Reps - Becky Doyle,
Millianne Lewis, or Don Henning
ordinator - Jenney Johnson
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Area Happenings, Here’s My Card,
Business/Church Directories - Wed. at Noon
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PIONEER
GROUP
A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 • RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER 33

Greater Lakeview Area Churches


Our Savior’s
Lutheran Church
110 Edgar St.
Lakeview
Join Us
In
1 Mile North of M-46
530 W. Howard City-Edmore Rd. 989-352-6836 on Youngman Rd.
P.O. Box 378, Edmore Sunday Morning Worship • 9:30 am
2½ miles west of Edmore on M-46 Sunday School • 11 am
989-427-3316

Worship
Sunday Evening Bible Study • 6 pm
Rev. William Twynham Wednesday Kids Program & Prayer Meeting • 7 pm
Worship 11:00 AM Other Opportunities: Choir, Small Group Bible Studies,
Holy Communion celebrated 1st & 3rd Sundays & Youth Groups

Your Ad Sylvester
Community Church
Could Be Here. 5 Mile Road • Mecosta, MI 49332
231-972-0233
Sunday Morning Worship Service • 10 AM
Call Fellowship Time • 11 AM

231-937-4740 Sunday School • 11:30 AM


Pastor: Richard Taylor

Your Ad St. Margaret Mary


Your Ad
Reaching Out For
Catholic Church Christ Ministries

Could Be Here. Could Be Here.


Every Sunday beginning at
1051 E. Howard City Rd. • Edmore 10am with Praise & Worship!
989-427-5645 (Includes Kids Bible Lesson and Great Fellowship)
Come expecting to receive an anointed message
Sunday Morning Worship 9 AM
Call Tues. & Thurs. Morning Worship
from the Word of God and to be encouraged to
know the love of Christ on a personal Basis. Call
231-937-4740 231-937-4740
8:30 AM Pastor: Lynne Kronewitter • 616.984.7229
Rev. Joseph Pettit Meeting at: Maple Valley Complex
239 First Street • Trufant

CHURCH DIRECTORY You’re Invited To…


Bethel SAND LAKE Emmanuel
Pierson UNITED
Bible Church Lutheran METHODIST Baptist
Ensley Baptist Church
7077 120th St., Sand Lake
101 Grand • Pierson, MI
Sunday School – 9:45 am
Church CHURCH Church
Sunday M-46 East of Old 131 45 6th St. • Sand Lake
Worship – 11:00 am 16028 Isabella St. • Coral
Sunday School ............. 9:45 am 231-937-4921 or Rev. Darryl Miller
Evening – 6:00 pm Morning Worship 10 am
Morning Worship....... 10:45 am
Evening Worship ......... 6:00 pm 231-937-4402 Phone: 616-636-5673
Sunday School 11:15 am
Teens – 5:30 pm Worship Service 9:30 am
Nursery Both Services Robert Baerwolf, Interim Pastor
Wednesday - 7:00 pm Tuesday - Grief Share 9:30 am Children’s Church 9:30 am Evening Service 6 pm
Sept. - April – AWANA Wed. Services – 7:00 pm Worship Service 9:30 am ~ FOR RENT ~ Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm
Church Ed. Building with fully
K - 6th Grades Sunday School 10:45 am
BLAST during school year equipped kitchen. Make reservations Pastor Bert Boes
Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group now for your parties, family reunions,
Adult Bible Study Ladies Bible Study – 1:30 pm Saturday Night Service
showers, graduations, group meetings. 231-354-6347
Rev. James Ankerberg, Senior Pastor
Pastor Thomas Sluys 5:00 pm Call Crystal Gould at 616-636-5615 231-354-6311
Youth Team $65.00 Rental, additional $25.00
Church Phone 616-636-5581 616-636-5542 Precious Gifts Child Care refundable cleaning fee. Gospel Jamboree
www.ensleybaptist.com www.piersonbiblechurch.org Center 231-937-4615 • NO ALCOHOL • 3rd Sat. of the month.

First Baptist CHURCH OF THE A warm welcome awaits you at


Church FULL GOSPEL BIG PRAIRIE
(Since 1946)
304 Shaw St. COMMUNITY
HERITAGE Howard City
Non-Denominational

United Methodist Church Celebrating 135 Years of Pentecostal Grace


180 E. Lake St.
CHURCH
19931 W. Kendaville • Pierson Ministry in Howard City 1988 S. Elm, White Cloud
SAND LAKE (2 mi. N. of Hilltop Store - Hardy Dam)
Sunday School .....................9:45 am 1 block E. of Traffic Light
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Morning Worship...............11:00 am
Sunday School 9:30 am* Sunday School 10 am Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Evening Worship .................6:00 pm
Sunday Youth Activities 5:30 pm* Sunday Morning 11 am Sunday School 10:45 am
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Awana (grades K-6th)
Sunday Night 6 pm
Wed.: Kids Club 6 pm*
Wed. Bible Study 7 pm Pastor Arnold Guikema Jr.
*September to May Teen Activity Center
Adults Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 pm Pastor Verta Giddings Ph. 231-689-0255
Brad Brillhart, Pastor Pastor Brian Humphreys (616) 636-5628 or 231-689-1850
Office Phone Church Phone: 231-937-4809 Pastor Gary Giddings
231-937-4310 www.howardcitybaptist.com (616) 799-0331

Northland Solon Center South Ensley


Church of Christ
Wesleyan Church
A non-denominational A little church, with a BIG GOD United
PINE GROVE New Testament Church
Sunday Worship....................... 10 AM
We Invite You
To Worship With Us!! 9920 Reed Rd., Howard City Methodist
Community Church
Church
Bible School for all ages ..... 11:30 AM Worship 11 am
Non Denominational
A Christian Reformed (Staffed nursery available) 22 Mile Rd. N. to Sand Lake

Ministry Mid-Week program, (K-adult) 19 Mile Rd. Sunday Morning Corner of Cypress & 136th
Cedar Springs Worship Service 10 am
Wed. • 7 PM M-46
Algoma Ave. US-131 S. to G.R. Sunday Evening Service & www.ensleyumc.org
Worship 10 am “Practical Living From James”
series in April - May
Youth Group 6 pm Rev. Darryl Miller
Boys & Girls Clubs Pastor Doug DiBell & Mens & Womens Discipleship
“Christ in you, the hope of glory” - Pastor Tom Holloway groups offered throughout the week. Office: 616-636-5659
Wednesday at 7:00 pm Cor. 1:27 Minister of Music & Youth For more info, call or visit our web site at:
Mr. Dan Nicksich, Senior Pastor www.grace-hc.org
Sunday Worship 11 am
Teen Activities - Call Church 15671 Algoma Ave. • Cedar Springs Sunday School 9:45 am
9891 Mason Dr. 1/8 mile north of 19 Mile Rd.
Pastor Joel Cooper
231-937-5250 M-37 South of Newaygo 616-696-3229 Pastor Jorge Ballivian Open Hearts, Open Minds,
On M-82, 5 miles west of Grant, MI 49327 www.soloncenterwesleyanchurch.org
Howard City 231-834-9910 Angel Food Ministry Host Site 231-937-6440 or 937-6833 Open Doors
34 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

RAVENNA AUCTION
991 Mega Mkt.

SALE EVERY MONDAY • Selling prices as of 4-12-10 *Attention*


COMMUNITY PAPERS
231-853-5738 • Fax 231-853-9969 OF MICHIGAN
Selling at 3:00 PM Outside SLAUGHTER CATTLE Ph. 1-800-783-0267
Hay.............................................$1.50 to $3.20 Choice Steers .........................$80.00 to $94.00 STATEWIDE
Straw .........................................$1.20 to $2.60 Choice Heifers ........................$78.00 to $93.00 CLASSIFIED NETWORK
Round Bales...........................$20.00 to $37.50 Holstein Steers.......................$82.00 to $92.00 Ads placed in Michigan Mega Market
Wood .....................................$20.00 to $65.00 Commercial ............................$75.00 to $82.00 Classified Network appear in free circu-
Livestock selling at 5:30 PM Standard & Utility...................$65.00 to $75.00 lation community papers and shopping
SHEEP & GOATS COWS guides reaching the grass roots of Michi-
Fat Lambs ............................$80.00 to $140.00 Top Cows ...............................$60.00 to $70.00 gan. Your advertising can be delivered
Feeder Lambs ......................$70.00 to $120.00 Canners & Cutters..................$45.00 to $55.00 weekly to more than 2,100,000 house-
Ewes ......................................$40.00 to $50.00 Thurs. Rail Cows (9am-2pm) ..$80.00 to $110.00 holds throughout the state.
Goats/selling by head .............$20.00 to $90.00 ONLY $249
BULLS....................................$58.00 to $68.00
CALVES Call this paper to place a
DAIRY SALE 2nd Thursday of every month classified ad of 25 words
Top Veal (Started) ..............$100.00 to $170.00
Dairy Sale - 4-15-10 or less and reach across
Deacons .................................$40.00 to $60.00
Back to Farm Deacons .........$60.00 to $120.00 200 Head Fresh Cows & Heifers, the state.
Springing Heifers & Open Heifers Readers: THIS PUBLICATION DOES
FEEDER CATTLE Service Bull NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT advertising
Choice Steers 250-400#.......$80.00 to $115.00 which is deceptive, fraudulent, or which
Choice Steers 400# & up .......$60.00 to $95.00 might otherwise violate the law or accept-
Choice Heifers ......................$60.00 to $110.00 ed standards of taste. However, this pub-
Holstein Steers 250-400# ....$70.00 to $100.00 lication does not warrant or guarantee the
Holstein Steers 400# & up .....$60.00 to $80.00 5950 14 Mile Rd. • Rockford
accuracy of any advertisement, nor the
2.5 miles east of US-131
HOGS quality of the goods or services advertised.
Hogs 200-230# ......................$50.00 to $52.00 616-866-0557 Readers are cautioned to thoroughly
Hogs 230-250# ......................$52.00 to $54.50 11999 Cleveland • Nunica investigate all claims made in any adver-
Ruffs ......................................$40.00 to $47.00 On M-104, just west of I-96 tisements, and to use good judgment
Boars .....................................$12.00 to $26.00 and reasonable care, particularly when
616-837-9200 dealing with persons unknown to you
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George Herman ..................616-498-8152 Mike Petersen ...........231-598-1029 ery of the goods or services advertised.

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$ *
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e
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Vehicle purchase must be $7,995 or higher. Some restrictions may apply. See dealer for details.

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36 RIVER VALLEY NEWS SHOPPER • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

GREEN TAG SALE


FINAL TWO WEEKS!!
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