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Heather Pohl
Two arrested in
BAYANET meth bust
Four Leaf Brewing pic taken around 1930 and the archetect drawing for the new facade.
The building is next to the Campbell Printing building.
By Pat Maurer
Correspondent
A Farwell man and woman
were arrested on meth
charges Tuesday afternoon.
The Bay Area Narcotics
Enforcement Team (BAYANET) said they received
information that “individuals
were manufacturing and distributing Methamphetamine
in the Clare County area.
Detectives from BAYANET, assisted by the Clare
County Sheriff’s Department and troopers from the
Michigan State Police Post
in Mt. Pleasant, executed a
search warrant for an address
on South Finley Lake Avenue
in Lincoln Township.
According to a BAYANET
release, two suspects were
arrested after leaving the
(formerly Mill End), Four
residence.
Leaf Brewing, the CampDetectives executing the
bell Printing building and
the 518 McEwan building. warrant found evidence of
manufacturing MethamphetAll of the facades except
amine in the residence and a
the Venue want echo the
1920-30s era in Clare. The small amount of the drug was
Venue would like to restore seized.
In a Tuesday afternoon artheir building to the same
raignment under Magestrate
appearance as pictured in
Karen Willing, Heather Pohl,
1904.
Cops & Doughnuts rep- 24, was charged with one
resentative Greg Rynearson count of controlled subsaid, “There’s already four stance, operating/maintaining
more business owners that a lab involving Methamphetamine; two counts of
are interested in restoring
controlled substance, delivtheir business facades to
ery, manufacture of Methhistoric appearances.”
The project for Maxwell amphetamine; one count
of controlled substance,
Flowers (601 North McEmaintaining a drug house;
wan) includes three busiand one count of controlled
nesses now located in the
building: Maxwell’s Flow- substance, delivery/manufacture schedule 1,2,3 except
ers, Brewin’ on McEwan
and the Clare Sweet Shop. marijuana.
Her bond was set at
The project’s total cost is
$100,000 cash surety.
estimated at $64,700.
Also arraigned was Robert
Cops & Doughnuts will
Lavoie,27. He was charged
renovate three downtown
with one count of controlled
storefronts: The Traffic
substance, operating/mainStop Diner on the left R
taining a lab involving Meth517 McEwan, the Cops
amphetamine; one count of
and Doughnuts Bakery in
controlled substance, delivthe center at 521 McEwan
ery, manufacture of Methand The Cop Shop on
amphetamine; and one count
the left at 523 McEwan.
Improvements to the Diner of controlled substance,
total an estimated $51,750; maintaining a drug house.
His bond was set at
renovations to the front
Continued on page 4 $75,000 cash surety.
Clare businesses plan facelifts
By Pat Maurer
Correspondent
Some older Clare
residents may think they
are getting a glimpse of
the past in downtown
Clare in the coming year.
Eight of Clare’s downtown
storefronts will get a new
“old look” when they are
restored to their historic appearance through a façade
improvement program.
Following a Public
Hearing, the Clare City
Planning Commission gave
their unanimous approval to
rehabilitate eight downtown
storefronts at a meeting
By Rosemary Horvath
Correspondent
As of Jan. 26, anyone
arriving for court hearings
or visiting offices in the
court wing of the County
Building in Harrison
walked through a metal
detector.
Following several years
of resistance, the Board
of Commissioners on Jan.
20 agreed with personnel
and adopted a security plan
prohibiting weapons of any
kind within the court wing.
The entrance facing
South Broad Street at the
east end of the wing near
the courts, prosecutor and
friend of the court offices is
now locked as is the south
door facing the parking lot.
The only open public entrances are the south, north
and west doors.
Lori Ware, director of
Community Development, Sheriff John Wilson
and Undersheriff Dwayne
Miedzianowski advocated
for the plan and reiterated
concerns legal professionals headquartered in the
building have relayed in the
past only to hear a majority
Wednesday evening, with
Maxwell’s owner Steve
Barnes, a member of the
PC abstaining from the application approval for his
building.
Those applications
will now be submitted to
the Michigan Economic
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Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski explains security
plans for the county building.
Schuh’s
Services
of commissioners say the
building is a public place
and should remain open to
the public.
The County Building is
now divided in half. The
west side of the building
with offices conducting
county business daily will
not have visitors walk
through a weapons screening, at least not presently.
This is a good compromise, Ware said, adding,
“It shows the public and
employees we are doing
something for them.She
stressed commissioners
have an obligation to protect
their employees.
Miedzianowski said the
sheriff’s office
is experienced at
staging security
plans in school
buildings. Wilson
added that if the
plan doesn’t suit
everyone, it can
be changed “but
we’ve got to do
something to
start.”
Board Chairman Jack Kleinhardt admitted
he once opposed
security and has
come around to
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Development Corporation
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approved by the MEDC
are eligible for grant
funding in a range of from
25 percent to 75 percent
of the total cost of the
renovations,” Clare City
Manager Ken Hibl said in
his Planning Commission
agenda report.
Standing in for Hibl at
the meeting, Acting City
Manager Steve Kingsbury
said, “This really could
transform our downtown.”
Clare’s Downtown
Development Authority
approved the applications
at a special meeting on
January 8. The MEDC
requires approval of both
the DDA and the Planning
Commission to consider
the applications for grant
funding.
“We have had two
property owners in
our downtown district
interested in the façade
grant program for nearly
five years,” Hibl said in
the report. “However the
MEDC criteria requires
at least three concurrent
applicants.”
“The Planning Commission is the final
approval authority,”
Hibl added in the agenda
report. “We are hopeful
that we will know within
the next 30 days whether
the applications will be
approved for funding.”
He said a number of the
applicants want to begin
the rehabilitation projects
immediately if they are
approved.
Hibl said the applicants
are Maxwell’s, three
storefronts for Cops &
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Second Front Page
Weaver elected Clare BOE president
By Pat Maurer
Correspondent
There weren’t many
changes at the Clare Board
of Education’s annual
Organizational meeting
January 19.
Tom Weaver will serve
as president of the board
for another year. Steve
Stark will be vice-president, Carol Santini is secretary and Sue Murawski
is treasurer for the coming
year.
Meetings will take place
on the third Monday of
every month at 7 p.m. in
the High School Library/
Media Center except in
Surrey Fire Department, Garfield Fire Department and
Lincoln Township Fire Departments were all at the scene August when the board
will meet on the third
of the garage fire on M-115 Sunday.
Tuesday of the month.
The agenda format will
stay the same.
The Superintendent’s
Secretary will oversee
school elections and post
public notices; Thrun Law
By Pat Maurer
total loss.”
Correspondent
Williams said a vehicle, Firm, PC will handle legal
services for the district;
a motorcycle, and miscelBanking and surplus
A Sunday morning fire
laneous tools were in the
management will be with
completely destroyed a ga- garage at the time.
rage at the home of William
Surrey Fire Department Chemical Bank and PFM
McDaniels, but firefighters was assisted at the scene by Asset Management LLC;
audit services will be by
responding from three fire
trucks and personnel from
departments were able to
Garfield and Lincoln Town- Rowslund, Prestage &
Company.
save the family’s home.
ship Fire Departments; by
The board member all
A passerby called in the the Clare County Sheriff’s
signed the Governance
fire around 8:20 a.m. Janu- Department; the Clare
Team Standards of Practice
ary 25th, a release from the County Road Commisand the Board/SuperintenClare County Sheriff’s De- sion and Mobile Medical
dent Standards of Practice.
partment said. The home,
Response Ambulance.
at 1545 West Cadillac (MFirefighters were on the
115) near the intersection
scene until 11 a.m., Wilof Dover Road, sustained
liams said.
only damage to the exterior
No one was injured in
siding, which melted from
the fire. McDaniels and his By Pat Maurer
the heat of the fire, said
wife were home at the time Correspondent
Surrey Township Fire Chief and able to safely escape
At their regular board
Dave Williams. “The siding from the home.
meeting January 19 the Farmelted but there was no
The cause of the fire is
well Board of Education apstructural damage to the
under investigation, the
proved hiring five paraprohouse,” he said. “The gaCCSD report said.
Photos by Victoria Williams fessionals for the Elementary
rage and its contents were a
and Middle Schools.
The board approved
Barb Gretka for the Middle
School and Joan KraftSaupe for the Middle School
Choice Room. Matt Hamlin,
Patricia Mangus and Jody
Bennett were hired as parapros for the Elementary
School.
Superintendent Car
Seiter introduced new staff
members Robert Holiday of
the Clare-Gladwin Regional
Education School District
and Ann Hanna of Chartwells. Holiday will replace
Adam Myers and work as
System Administrator for
both Farwell and Beaverton.
Hanna replaces Jeff Mustamma as the district’s Food
Service Director.
Under new business at
the
meeting, Holiday gave a
Siding on the McDaniels home melted when the
presentation
on “current and
unattached garage burned Sunday.
potential maps of wireless
coverage now and when
the project is completed,”
Superintendent Carl Seiter
reported.
He said the wireless
technology upgrade project
is to ensure there are no connections issues for the online
state testing scheduled this
spring. The total costs of the
project, including replacement of some battery backup systems, are estimated at
$14,504.
Business Manager Jacob
Sullivan discussed the need
to replace copiers. He said
the district “will not be able
to make it through the school
year with the current copies
that are in their fourth year
of operation.” He said the
district will explore a “cost
Garage destroyed,
firefighters save home
The Clare Board of Education for 2014-15: (from left) Ben Browning, Tom Weaver,
Carol Santini, John Miller, Sue Murawski and Loren Cole.
Committee appointments include:
*Finance and Facilities:
Loren Cole, John Miller
and Sue Murawski.
*Personnel and Policy:
Ben Browning, John Miller
and Sue Murawski.
*Negotiations: Ben
Browning, Steve Stark and
Tom Weaver.
District School Improvement Team: Sue
Murawski, Steve Stark,
Tome Weaver.
*MASB Legislative
Representative: Sue Murawski.
*MASB Local Representative: Delegate Carol
Santini and Alternate Steve
Stark.
*Parks & Recreation
Board: Carol Santini.
Farwell BOE approves new staff
We carry
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The Bonnie Plant award was given to Madison Dysinger of Farwell Elementary for
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per copy/printing” solution
that would combine district
copiers and printer for a total
printing solution.
To celebrate School
Board Recognition Month,
Seiter presented the board
members with Appreciation
Certificates from the Michigan Association of School
Boards as well as a donation
in their name to the Imagination Library, a program
providing preschoolers with
a free book each month until
they are five. Staff, students
and community members
also expressed their appreciation to board members.
Kate Saupe and Bria Colosky of the National Honor
Society reported that NHS
students helped 30 families
and 68 children with gifts
and meals to help them
celebrate Christmas.
During Public Comment,
a citizen raised questions
about the Common Core
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directed to discuss the concerns with Superintendent
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and district needs will be
prioritized and addressed as
funding becomes available,
Seiter reported.
Students of the Month
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junior Michelle Boyd and
senior Austin Hawley.
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Clare businesses
plan historic facelifts
Continued from page 1
of the Cop Shop will total
of the Bakery will total
$22,750.
$40,750; and rehabilitation
The Venue (formerly
Mill End) at 501 North
McEwan has a total project cost for the rehabilitation of $123,200.
Renovations to the new
4 Leaf Brewery, next to
Campbell’s Printing at
412 McEwan, will cost
an estimated total of
$64,450.
The Campbell Printing
McEwan has a total proj- Building at 406 McEwan
the Bakery will total
ect cost for the rehabilita- Street has a total project
estimate of $66,950.
$40,750; and rehabilitation of $123,200.
Located at 518 North
tion of the Cop Shop will
Renovations to the
McEwan Street, the new
total $22,750.
new 4 Leaf Brewery,
The Venue (formerly
next to Campbell’s Print- Millie’s Downtown shop,
Mill End) at 501 North
ing at 412 McEwan, will featuring gifts and home
décor, will be rehabilitated with the new historic
façade for an estimated
total cost of $45,300.
The business will open in
The Maxwell’s Flowers building now also houses the
March. The building once
Sweet Shop and Brewin on McEwan. The front and side
of the historic building will be restored to a 1920s to 1930s housed The Emporium.
appearance as shown above.
Hibl said in his report,
“Completion of the façade
proposals will increase
the taxable value of
the respective building
and make a significant,
tremendously positive
impact on the appearance of our downtown. I
recommend approval of
all the proposed façade
changes.”
The Mill End bulding, now the Venue on
the corner of Fourth and McEwan, may
be renovated to its 1904 appearance
when the building was known as Davy and
Company.
Campbell’s Printing and the building next
door which will now be Four Leaf Brewing will be restored to their 1920s-30s
historic appearance.
The west side of McEwan between Fourth and Fifth Street now houses the Cops &
Doughnuts businesses -- the Diner, Bakery and Gift and Coffee Shop. Plans are underway to bring back the historic 1920s appearance of all three storefronts.
518 McEwan, pictured above with the sign “Drugs” in front was once the Emporium. In
March it will open restored to the historic appearance and opened as Millie’s Downtown.
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recognizing the necessity. He added that most
county employees as well
as commissioners will use
the main south entrance
off the parking lot without
walking through the metal
detector.
County officials will discuss replacing identification cards for employees at
a cost of nearly $2500, and
whether to include photos.
Following a lengthy
discussion, Commissioner
Leonard Strouse moved to
begin the security process
immediately and said he
favored the plan “because
it doesn’t disturb the
public.”
Commissioner Dale
Majewski seconded the
motion passed unanimously. Majewski said he
has always favored having
courthouse security.
The group will report
cost involved in securing
the premises at the next
board meeting.
Regarding another
project that also has years
of history, the county board
unanimously adopted an
energy study drafted by
the building department.
Despite what steps were
implemented to improve
heating and cooling and
stop roof leaks over recent
years, nothing seemed to
last. The problem has been
ongoing since the addition
of the second storey wing
was built, Ware said.
County officials had
contemplated contracting
with a private company to
assess energy efficiency in
the building. Rather than
pay that firm, last year
Ware received approval to
have her staff conduct a
study.
Ware and building
official Mark Fitzpatrick
outlined a plan to rectify
problems in order to pro-
tect the county’s investment in the building.
Following another long
discussion, Commissioner
Karen Lipovsky moved to
go ahead with the entire
plan, install computerized
controls and LED lighting throughout the County
Building. Second was
made by Commissioner
Jim Gelios.
Cost will likely exceed
$200,000. A loan will be
made from the delinquent
tax fund to be repaid over
time with interest.
County Treasurer Jenny
Beemer Fritzinger said the
loan is doable so long as
there is a contract listing
details.
County Administrator
Tracy Byard predicted
energy efficiency will have
a huge impact on savings
to help pay the cost.
Meanwhile, Ware will
apply for rebates and
grants.
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The Clare County Review - January 30, 2015 - Page 5
New child advocacy center opens in Harrison
By Pat Maurer
Correspondent
Pleasant Michigan State
Police Post Commander
Josh Lator, Clare Police
Often times the young
Chief Brian Gregory,
victims of child abuse are
Clare Schools Liaison
subject to multiple interOfficer Brian David, Clare
views about the horrors
County Undersheriff
they might have suffered,
Dwayne Miedzianowski,
having to describe what
Clare County Prosecuthey have been through
tor Michelle Ambrozaitis,
over and over to officials
Department of Human
involved in the investigaServices Supervisor Betsy
tion from different agenUlicki, Community Mental
cies.
Health Program Director
The Child Advocacy
Craig Derron and Northern
Center changes that experi- Michigan Mobile Chilence, bringing the agencies dren’s Advocacy Center
all together for the single
Executive Director Karen
interview of an abuse
Adams.
victim.
Law spoke briefly sayOfficials from all
ing professionals attend a
over Clare County met
two to three day school on
at Clare’s Public Safety
the techniques of interBuilding last Friday to sign viewing without leading.
a Multi-Disciplinary Team She also introduced Tom
agreement, coinciding
Knapp, Coordinator of
with the opening of Clare
the Michigan Chapter of
County’s new Child Advo- the National Children’s
cacy Center in Harrison.
Alliance. Knapp spoke
Participating in the
about how the interview
ceremonial signing were
techniques have improved
Forensic Interview Special- in the last 40 years, telling
ist and Program Direcabout the heartbreaking extor Bethany Law of the
periences of abused youngNorthern Michigan Mobile sters. He confessed that he
Child Advocacy Center, Mt was one of those children
once living with abusive
parents without getting
the recognition, or help
he needed. “What better
calling than to protect those
who need our protection so
much,” he said. “The CAC
is a multidisciplinary team
and the community coming
together as a team to give
the best possible help we
can.”
Also speaking briefly
were State Representative
Joel Johnson and Senator
Judy Emmons, both on the
merits of the Child Advocacy Center and multidisciplinary team. Johnson
said “This is six crucial
organizations involved
in one interview instead
of interviewing a victim
multiple times.”
In summation, Law said,
“We are here to celebrate
the joining of many different agencies. It’s about the
team.”
Multi-Disciplinary
Teams consist of trained
professionals from law
enforcement, child protective services, prosecution,
mental health services,
medical professionals, vic-
tim advocacy services, and
from a children’s advocacy
center to conduct forensic
interviews when there
are concerns of possible
abuse or when a child has
witnessed violence against
another person. Those
professionals are trained
in the State of Michigan
Forensic Interview Protocol and remotely observed
by representatives of the
multidisciplinary teams
agencies involved in the
investigation.
Those teams are brought
together with victims at a
Child Advocacy Center.
CACs are child-focused
centers that coordinate
the investigation prosecution and treatment of child
abuse while helping abused
children heal.
CACs coordinate the
investigation and intervention process by bringing
together professionals and
agencies as a multidisciplinary team to create a
child-focused approach
to child abuse cases. The
location is designed to
create a sense of safety and
security for children.
Clare County Prosecutor
Michelle Ambrozaitis said,
“I have wanted to establish a multi-disciplinary
team (MDT) and Child
Advocacy Center (CAC)
in Clare County for quite
some time. I recognized
the need for a child friendly
place where children could
be interviewed and the
need for all of the service
providers (i.e. law enforcement, DHS, medical,
and counseling services)
to work collaboratively. There were many times
where I found out, sometimes too late, than another
agency had information
about a case that would
have been beneficial to
have during the prosecution. So, I started the ball
rolling and everyone else
Signing a new Multidisciplinary Team agreement for the new Harrison Child Advocacy
quickly jumped in to help
Center are (from left) Forensic Interview Specialist and Program Director Bethany Law make it a reality – without
of the Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center, Mt Pleasant Michigan State
their participation and help
Police Post Commander Josh Lator, Clare Police Chief Brian Gregory, Clare Schools
we wouldn’t be where we
Liaison Officer Brian David, Clare County Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski, Clare
are today because it really
County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis, Department of Human Services Supervisor
does take a team to make
Betsy Ulicki, Community Mental Health Program Director Craig Derron and Northern
this a success.”
Michigan Mobile Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Karen Adams.
She continued, “I met
Bethany, [Bethany Law,
Forensic Interview SpecialFormer Farwell, resident
Winning Edge Magazine from ist and Program Director]
of the CAC, at an Annual
Seth Landon of Wasilla,
Farwell, MI
CAC/MDT Conference in
Alaska will hit the trail
During the race Seth will
Traverse City about two
Saturday February 7, 2015 to
ride on the original historic
race his Fat Bike in the 100K trade and travel routes used by years ago. We talked about
Iditasport Alaskan Endurance Alaskan Natives, Gold miners what I had hoped to accomplish in Clare County
Race. Covering roughly 62
and mail carriers in winter.
and exchanged numbers. A
miles the race will start and
This is his first of what he
finish at the Knik Museum
hopes will be many Iditasport couple months later I met
with her and Karen [Karen
located at the historic Knik
competitions with his bike.
Adams, Executive Director
Townsite. Seth is supported
Mr. Landon is the son of
in part by Rays Bike Shop
Steve and Sherry Landon of
in Clare Michigan and The
Farwell, Mich.,
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with CSC
On Jan. 17, 2015 the Mt.
Pleasant Police Department
began investigating allegations
of a tow truck driver inappropriately touching customers.
A victim reported a tow truck
driver touched her inappropriately while towing her vehicle.
Shawn Crittenden
With the help of Greens
has
been
accused of touching
Towing, it was discovered that
Shawn Crittenden, white-male two different women inap40 years old from Mt. Pleasant propriately. One incident took
Stutzman
place on Jan. 17, 2015 and the
other incident took place on
Aug. 30, 2014.
The investigation has uncovered two known incidents.
If you have additional information on these incidents, or
know of others, please contact
the Mt. Pleasant Police Department at 989-779-5100 and
989-773-1000.
Shawn Crittenden was arrested on both incidents and is
currently lodged at the Isabella
County Jail on two counts of
criminal sexual conduct 4th
degree, one count of indecent
exposure, and one count of
assault. Bond is currently set
at $70,000.
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Viewpoints
Pat’s
Bits & Pieces
Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent
Mike’s
Musings
Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor
Breaking up, being fat
and other topics
I thought I would
share some controversial
topics that are considered the “most talked
about” issues on social
media. Here goes:
Relationships. Here
are some interesting
statistics. Did you know
48% of men fall in love
at first sight? Would
you believe only 28%
of women do the same?
Another amazing statistic- 33% of us in a relationship have considered
breaking-up after watching a TV show or movie.
And then of course there
is the old adage that
“money can’t make you
happy.” Apparently it’s
true as couples who earn
less than $20,000 a year
argue far less that those
making over $250,000 a
year.
If relationships are the
most talked about social
media issue, marijuana
and its legalization is
a close second. A few
facts are in order. Did
you know if the feds
legalized marijuana the
potential tax revenue
could be as high as
$1,400,000,000? You
read it right- nearly a billion and a half. Legalizing marijuana however,
would put a crimp in our
legal system. In 2012
alone, 749,825 people
were arrested for a
marijuana law violation.
Currently 20 states allow
the medical usage of
marijuana and of course
the drug is legalized in
totality in Colorado and
Washington.
Health care is always
a topic for most of us.
I’m not sure it’s getting
better or worse, but one
statistic claim that nearly
100,000 patients died
due to medical errors in
2012. That blows my
mind. Despite so much
attention being paid to
eating right and exercising regularly, 17% of our
children are considered
obese. But even worse,
68% of adults over 20 are
considered overweight.
A lot of social media
discussion has centered
around global warming,
which is essentially an
increase in the earth’s
average surface temperature caused by carbon
dioxide emission from
burning fossil fuels or
from deforestation. It’s
hard to imagine temperatures are on the rise
as I sit here writing this,
and my automobile temp
gauge says its -1, but
experts say it is true. The
polar ice caps are melting and shrinking at an
alarming rate, and could
cause dangerous climate
change if we don’t address the problem.
The death penalty has
been an issue since most
of us have been born. It
simply doesn’t go away,
and currently 34 states
offer capital punishment.
From 1977 to 2010, 1188
people have been executed, with another 17,833
people under a death sentence worldwide. Even
though the most common
method of capital punishment, lethal injection,
has taken some flak, it is
still preferred by a large
number of executioners- 85%. Other methods
include the electric chair
(13.1%); the gas chamber
(0.9%); hanging (0.3%);
and considered least
humane, the firing squad
(0.2%).
Interestingly enough,
plastic surgery is on the
minds of many of us,
particularly women, who
account for 91% of the
14.6 million cosmetic
plastic surgery procedures performed in the
February is here again?
U.S. Breast augmentation is the most common
cosmetic surgery followed by nose reshaping,
eyelid surgery, liposuction and facelift. Nearly
50% of the women
seeking cosmetic surgery
are in their 40’s or early
50’s.
Being in the newspaper business, I am glad
that a lot of people are
discussing illiteracy on
social media. It is and
has been a worldwide
problem for some time.
Did you know 1 in 4
children in America (yes,
I wrote America) grow
up without learning how
to read. That means 122
million youth are currently illiterate. Another
startling statistic is that
85% of juveniles who
are facing a criminal trial
are deemed illiterate.
Worldwide 1 in 5 people
are illiterate. That rate
climbs to 98% in SubSaharan Africa.
Some of these issues
have been with us for
generations, while others are relatively new. I
hope our generation can
resolve a good share of
them. Health care, or the
cost of it, has become
a bigger problem since
many of the baby boomers now require care.
Marijuana legalization,
although not a life or
death issue, will eventually be legalized everywhere. And my favorite,
illiteracy, will continue
to plague America and
the world, although my
optimistic outlook sees
it diminishing as time
marches on.
They say you shouldn’t
wish your life away and
with that in mind I probably
shouldn’t be writing this,
but I am really hoping that
February flies by as fast as
January has this winter.
November through April,
it seems I am just waiting
for nice weather to arrive
again. February, which
arrives again day after tomorrow, is my least favorite
month of the winter, and in
fact, of the whole year.
November and December are sometimes cold
and snowy, but Thanksgiving – and getting ready for
Christmas make a little
snowstorm more fun than
anything else. I mean, who
doesn’t love the first snowfall of the winter?
When January arrives
you are just getting over the
holidays and settling in for
the winter. It goes by fast.
By the time March finally
arrives, however, you are
more than ready for spring
again. The saving grace for
that muddy, messy month
is the activities that are
gearing up again like St.
Patrick’s Day and our own
exciting Irish Festival. By
the arrival of April we are
usually seeing more warm
days and watching for those
first signs of spring. By the
end of that month, May arrives along with flowers and
sunshine and summer not
far behind.
But February – it’s a
month to stay inside and
dream of spring. It’s only
28 days, but they are 28
very looong days to get
through some years.
Now I’m not speaking
for the “winter people.” You
know who you are: skiers,
skaters, snowmobilers, ice
fishing enthusiasts, polar
plunge people (who thought
that one up?) – there are
a whole bunch of you out
there who just love winter.
I just don’t happen to
be one of you, at least not
Grant Twp. news you can use
Supervisor Dan Dysinger
Zoning? Not in Grant Township
During the early part of
the year it’s good to note
issues that have caused
questions from residents,
new property owners or
potential new residents,
throughout the previous
year.
One of the subjects that
surface regularly each
calendar year deals with the
regulatory environment for
property owners in Grant
Township. Regulatory
environment can quickly
be defined by questions, as
“zoning”. For the standard
answers of inquiry, I refer
to the voter’s choice in the
Township.
Historically, voters
in Grant Township have
soundly rejected (by referendum) any attempts to
cause a “zoning or planning
action”. It happened in the
1970’s, 1980’s, 2002 and
again in 2007, in each of
those time periods much
discussion and involvement
by citizens allowed voters
to make the choice. The
choice was soundly NO
each time.
I was actively involved
in the 2007 question; it was
not a pleasant experience,
kind of like a toothache.
On one hand we had
those who wanted “things
The
cleaned up”. On the other
side, those who opposed
the plan, only the plan, it
was cited how other local
governments regulate and
overreach. I am a firm
believer in allowing voters
clear choice in how they
want things in their community.
Zoning in Grant Township doesn’t exist, and I
always remind those who
inquire; it will remain
that way for years into the
future.
In 2007 the vote was
so resounding against the
issue, the Township Board
cleaned up our ordinance
file and rescinded all
outdated and unenforceable
rules.
No zoning, no blight
enforcement, only rules
required by other laws.
“Grant Township is more
deregulated today than it
was 2 decades ago”.
Also, the Township
Board defended against further suggestions in the past
from Clare County attempting to create some method
of “county zoning control”.
Quite simply, such overreach is not welcome in
Grant Township, whether
some like it or not, the
people made this choice.
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So herein, for those who
read it and remember, it
may help with answering
questions about what one
can and can’t do in Grant
Township.
Now let’s clear up some
confusion: Grant Township
is deregulated, we’ve made
that point, but by Federal
or State law some things
compel regulation.
Grant Township has
since the early 70’s administered its own Building Inspection Program,
it remains that way, and
residents appreciate this
program.
The Township has a
Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Mechanical
Inspector and Plumbing
Inspector, these are regulated by Public Act 230. If
the Township didn’t do it,
either the County or State
would step in, possibly
resulting in poor service,
probably not a good thing.
For many years the
Building Inspection program was supplemented
by Township General
Fund Appropriations but
it is now self-sustaining,
supported by the permit
fees. It’s true, the rules are
stricter than in past years,
but this comes from another
level of government, not
the Township. We are
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required to administer Land
Divisions, again required by
State law, under the Land
Division Act.
There are a number
of other State laws that
regulate activities such as
automobile repair and sales
facilities, even auto recycling facilities are licensed
by the State. Other rules
regulate wetlands protection,
development around lakes
and streams, water wells,
septic systems, soil erosion,
confusing election regulations, etc.
State and Federal Offices
are filled to the brim with
“rule dreamers” who think
of ways to make the public’s
life confusing as possible. If
you have ever crossed paths
with a Federal or State regulation this can be daunting
indeed.
In many communities,
everything is regulated,
including how often one
must trim the lawn. These
same communities boast
that if there is a rule, it is on
the books, which is where
the fear of overreach comes
from and voter apathy.
Your local Grant Township Government is working hard to keep things as
simple as possible, if you’re
just moving in, welcome;
if this has been your home
for years we’re glad you
are here. Rural Township
Government is the closest to
the people.
Next month I’ll provide
my annual update on “where
the money goes” since we’re
in what government calls
tax season, it’s good to see
where all that property tax
goes.
anymore…
Oh, I used to love most
of those things too. I grew
up with ice skates, skis,
snowshoes (although I
never did get the hang of
those things), sleds and
tobaggons.
As a kid, I spent every
minute I could outdoors, no
matter what the weather. If
I could get there I skated on
the manmade rink in town.
If I couldn’t I skated on the
ice in our driveway and did
my own version of cross
country skiing in the woods
around home. One of my
best Christmas presents
ever was my own bright red
home-made sled one year.
As a young married
couple, Jack and I were
the proud owners of an old
Evenrude snowmobile that
even had a reverse gear. It
didn’t go like they do now
days – maybe 30 miles per
hour downhill, with a stiff
wind at our backs – but
we had loads of fun with it
anyway. When we moved
to Clare we went cross
country skiing. We just
didn’t feel the cold like we
do these days.
Kids love winter. These
cold and snowy days,
Granddaughter Alison
spends a lot of time at
Snowsnake. She loves
skiing and with a season
pass as a Christmas present
this year, she goes every
chance she gets. At her age
I loved it too and spent as
much time on the “slopes”
as I could. I didn’t have a
season pass, but there were
lots of hills around home
and luckily I was a “nanny”
for a family that owned a
small nearby private ski
resort and hunt club for one
winter. I sure had a lot of
fun that year!
As I got older, and more
involved with working,
housekeeping and raising
three “winter-lovers” of my
own, I spent less and less
time in the snowy outdoors
and lots more time making
hot chocolate and warm
cookies for when my snow
bunnies came in to warm
up again.
Given a choice between
a sledding party and a good
book by the fireplace, there
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The Clare County Review - January 30, 2015 - Page 7
United Way reaches 68%
The United Way of Clare
and Gladwin Counties is still
accepting donations for the
2014-15 campaign. Since
the initiative’s kick-off in
September, local businesses,
organizations, and individuals have donated 65% of the
United Way’s $200,000 goal.
Funds raised by the United
Way benefit partner agencies
committed to improving the
community’s access to quality
education, emergency, and
health services.
“We are so grateful for the
generosity the community has
shown throughout this campaign,” said Josh Wiggins,
United Way Campaign Chair.
“We are hopeful this financial
support will continue so we
New Health Park opens with ribbon cutting
An honorary ribbon cutting marked the grand opening of MidMichigan Health
Park – Harrison during an
open house celebration held
last week. The new facility
combines MidMichigan
Health physicians and services, the Central Michigan
District Health Department
(CMDHD) services and
dental services provided by
the Michigan Community
Dental Clinics.
Diane Postler-Slattery,
president and CEO of Mid-
Michigan Health remarked,
“What an outstanding
celebration and milestone.
We have been working
with the Central Michigan Community Health
Department and Michigan
Dental Clinics since 2012.
With our common goals
to expand access to health
care, enhance health education and improve the quality
of life for the people in our
community of Harrison, the
partnership was a win-win
for all.”
Helping to cut the ribbon were, from left to right:
Doug Fitzgerald, environmental health supervisor,
Central Michigan District
Health Department; Dawn
Humphrey, personal health
supervisor, Central Michigan District Health Department; Family Medicine
Provider Tony Santini,
P.A.-C.; Steve Hall, health
officer, Central Michigan
District Health Department;
Thomas J. Veryser, D.D.S.,
M.H.S.A., CEO, Michigan
Buccilli graduates
Chris Buccilli, Clare,
MI, graduated during fall
semester 2014 from the
University of Minnesota
Crookston with a Certificate in Manufacturing
Management Certificate.
The Office of the
Community Dental Clinics; Diane Postler-Slattery,
president and CEO,
MidMichigan Health; Ray
Stover, president, MidMichigan Medical Centers in
Clare and Gladwin, Patricia
Reilly, MidMichigan Health
Park – Harrison manager,
Internal Medicine Physician Rani Hanna, M.D.;
Family Medicine Provider
Jennifer Schlitzkus, P.A.-C.;
and Cheryl Yesney, vice
president, MidMichigan
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To monitor progress
toward the goal, look for the
large thermometers in front
of Chemical Bank in Clare,
Farwell Schools in Farwell,
and in Harrison. It would be
great to “blow the top” off
them and exceed our goal!
The United Way of Clare
and Gladwin Counties and its
Partner Agencies would appreciate your support. There
are three ways to make a
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Chapman, Haiss
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Davenport University
has announced that Joshua
Chapman of Harrison and
James Haiss of Clare have
been named to the Dean’s
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ter. To achieve the Dean’s
List, a student must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade
point average while enrolled
in at least nine credits of
regular coursework.
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Rescue 2014 firefighter of the year.
Secretary takes
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50th Anniversary
Edward and Carol Jean Hubel
were married on February 7, 1965. Their
children, Michele, Melissa, Stephanie
and Jonathan invite you to share in dinner and toasting to celebrate their parents’
Golden Wedding Anniversary February 7th
from 4pm to 7pm at the Garfield Township
Hall, 9348 Terry St., Lake, MI 48632
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Area School and life-long
Harrison resident, Jennifer
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of her co-workers, will be
participating in the 2015
Michigan Law Enforcement Polar Plunge for Special Olympics on Saturday,
February 21 at O’Kelley’s
/Wayside in Mt. Pleasant. She managed to survive
her first plunge in 2011
and collected a total of
$718. This year she hopes
to exceed that amount with
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The Clare County Review - January 30, 2015 - Page 8
bounds, two steals and two
assists, Morgan English and
Lexy Harton had six points
In what could be class ‘B’ apiece with English also
district playoff preview, Clare grabbing 13 rebounds. Coonabbed a road win at Big
per finished with five points,
Rapids Monday night, 40-36. seven rebounds, seven steals
The stakes will be a whole lot and two assists and Kenzie
higher if and when the teams Humphrey had four points
meet up in the post-season
and two steals.
however.
On Thursday, Jan. 22,
“They are a good team and Clare hosted Roscommon in
will be tough to beat in our
Jack Pine Conference play,
district,” Clare head coach
having more than enough to
Kevin Richards said. “It was win, 57-32.
a good game for us because
“We shot the ball well,”
they did some things we
Richards said. “Humphrey
haven’t seen yet, so it’ll help came out and had our first
us get better.”
eight points and we didn’t
The Lady Pioneers trailed look back.”
12-10 after the first quarter
Humphrey and the Piobut were far from done in the neers led 15-10 after the first
back-and-forth game. Clare
and buried the Lady Bucks
pulled ahead 23-18 at the half
but then fell behind 25-24
entering the fourth, where it
By Ben Murphy
had a 16-11 scoring edge.
Sports Writer
“We were getting good
looks, but shots weren’t fallClare picked up a noning,” Richards said. “Olivia
Cooper’s defense is amazing conference win but was
to watch and we feed off that saddled with a Jack Pine
in these types of games. Our Conference loss at home
Wednesday night. The
rebounding was the differPioneers topped non-league
ence in the game and we
played well enough to get the Chippewa Hills 44-24 but
then fell in JPC action to
win.”
Meridian 39-27.
Natalee Kunse finished
Against Chip-hills Antowith 16 points, nine renio Bastuba (135) won with
By Ben Murphy
Sports Writer
ting seven rebounds and four
steals and Hamlin adding five
boards and three steals. Erika
Laker women notch 3 wins
Wendling (Breckenridge) had
11 points and nine rebounds
Six first half three pointers and Courtney English (Clare)
helped the Mid-Michigan
had 10 points and eight
by the half with a 31-14 lead. Community College worebounds.
Clare then pulled ahead 47mens’ basketball team get
On Friday the Lakers
26 entering the fourth.
a home win over Calvin
hosted Northwood’s JV team,
“We have continued to im- College’s junior varsity team winning that contest 71-40.
prove and the girls are playMonday, a contest the Lady
MMCC led 44-22 at the half
ing with more confidence,”
Lakers won 88-54.
and coasted to the lopsided
Richards said. “They’re be“(We had) six players in
win. The Lakers were 13-oflieving in each other and are double figures,” head coach
17 from the free throw line in
starting to realize how good
Matt Rodenbo said. “Great
the game and had 19 steals as
they are capable of being.”
team effort, we hit six-of-10 a team.
Humphrey finished with
threes in the first half.”
Hamlin had 13 points,
15 points, three rebounds
MMCC had a commandT’Keyia Collins (Muskegon
and two assists, Harton had
ing 52-25 lead at the half,
Heights) had 11 points,
13 points and four boards,
and though play slowed
Parker-Urban had 11 points,
Kunse had 11 points, six
down in the second, the
Kara Hughston (McBain)
rebounds and six assists and
Lakers still outscored Calvin had eight points and five
English had nine points and
36-29.
steals and Jacob had eight
three rebounds.
Jasmyn Parker Urban
nine points. Melissa BenchClare (9-3 overall, 6-2
(Beaverton), Jo Hamlin
ley (Clare) hit a three and
JPC) hosted Gladwin on
(Grayling) and Karli Jacob
finished with five points and
Thursday and is at Houghton (Gaylord St. Mary) all had 15 had three rebounds and three
Lake on Tuesday in a pair of points apiece, with Jacob get- steals.
league matchups.
On Wednesday, Jan. 21
MMCC played at Alpena
Community College, using a
20-16 lead at the half to win
a 19-12 decision, Isaiah Dole (103) notched a 12-7 deci65-42.
(140) won with a first period sion.
Hamlin had 12 points and
pin, Bradyn Simon (145)
Against Meridian Bowers
got a 16-0 tech-fall win,
had a 14-9 decision victory, 10 rebounds to lead the LakArmando Vanderbrook (152) Dole won 9-4, Vanderbrook ers, Jacob had 10 points and
five boards, Hughston had 10
added a void win, Steven
won 8-6, Litke won with
points and five steals, EngBentley (160) notched a 6-4 a late second period pin,
lish finished with nine points
decision victory, Eric Litke
Smalley won with a pin in
and Benchley had four.
(171) had a first period pin,
the middle of the second
MMCC (15-5) hosts the
Hart Smalley (189) won in
period and Hensley had a
Alma College JV team on
in the second with a pin,
first period pin.
Brenden Hensley (215) was
Clare (3-1 JPC) travels to Monday and plays at Northvictorious with a pin-fall 30 Farwell for a JPC quad meet wood to play its JV squad on
Wednesday.
seconds in and Kyle Bowers on Wednesday.
Lady Pioneers edge Big Rapids,
dominate Roscommon
By Ben Murphy
Sports Writer
MMCC Lakers grab more wins
Clare wrestlers split matches
Laker men grab two wins
Mid-Michigan Community College had its’ mens’
basketball team grab a home
win Monday, topping visiting Concorida College’s JV
team, 69-55.
The Lakers led 27-18
at the half and were led by
Erick Layton (Flint Hamady)
with 23 points and four
assists. Tommie Henderson
(Carrollton) had 15 points,
Trevor Gernaat (McBain
NMC) had 14 points, seven
rebounds and three steals
and TJ Johnson (Mt. Pleasant) had eight points and
seven rebounds. Tanner Vida
(Clare) made his only shot of
the game, a three pointer to
finish with three points.
On Friday, the Lakers
topped Northwood’s JV
team, 82-66. The score was
tied at 27-all at the half but
a big 55 point explosion in
the second helped MMCC to
the win.
Johnson had 16 points,
seven rebounds and two
steals, Henerson had 15
points and six rebounds,
Gernaat had 15 points and
five boards, Layton had Layton had 13 points and Lane
Simon (Pewamo Westphalia)
had 11 points, five rebounds
and three steals.
MMCC (10-9) hosted the
Olivet College JV team on
Thursday, hosts the Alma
JV team Monday and plays
at the Northwood JV team
Wednesday.
2015 AREA WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES
CLARE
7
2014-2015 WINTER SCHEDULE
VARSITY BASKETBALL – BOYS
Jan.
30
at Gladwin
Feb.
4
HOUGHTON LAKE
6
at Beaverton
10
LAKE CITY
11
REED CITY
13
HARRISON
20
at Meridian
27
FARWELL
\Mar.
5
ROSCOMMON
7:30 PM
JV BASKETBALL – BOYS
Jan.
30
at Gladwin
Feb.
4
HOUGHTON LAKE
6
at Beaverton
10
LAKE CITY
11
REED CITY
13
HARRISON
20
at Meridian
27
FARWELL
Mar.
5
ROSCOMMON
6:00 PM
FRESHMAN BASKETBALL – BOYS
Jan.
30
at Gladwin
Feb.
4
HOUGHTON LAKE
6
at Beaverton
10
CHIP HILLS
13
BEAL CITY
20
at Meridian
25
at Sacred Heart
Mar.
5
ROSCOMMON
SKIING – BOYS/GIRLS
TIME
Feb.
2
Benzie Invite–Crystal Mt. TBA
9
Regional – TBA
TBA
12
SNOWSNAKE Langois Inv. TBA
17
SNOWSNAKE Conf. Finals 2 PM
23
State Finals –TBA
TBA
BOWLING – BOYS/GIRLS
TIME
Feb.
7
Gladwin (Meadow Lanes) 12 pm
JPC Team Tournament
14
Gladwin (Meadow Lanes) 1 pm
Valentine’s Double Tournament
21
Clare (Gateway Lanes)
1 pm
JPC Singles Tournament
27-28 Regionals (TBA)
TBA
Mar.
6-7
State Finals (TBA)
TBA
FARWELL
4:30 PM
7:30 PM
JV BASKETBALL – GIRLS
Feb.
3
at Houghton Lake
5
BEAVERTON
12
at Harrison
17
at Lake City
6:00 PM
MERIDIAN
at Coleman
at Farwell
VARSITY WRESTLING
Jan.
31
at Reed City
Feb.
4
at Farwell
TBA
2014-2015 WINTER SCHEDULE
VARSITY BASKETBALL – GIRLS
Feb.
3
at Houghton Lake
5
BEAVERTON
12
at Harrison
17
at Lake City
19
MERIDIAN
23
at Coleman
26
at Farwell
19
23
26
at Houghton Lk Tourney
TIME
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
VARSITY BASKETBALL (BOYS)
Jan. 30 Roscommon H.S. - New Gym
Feb. 04 Gladwin High School - New Gym
Feb. 06 Houghton Lake High School
New Gym
Feb. 11 MONTABELLA HIGH SCHOOL
New Gym
Feb. 13 @ Beaverton High School
Feb. 20 Harrison High School - New Gym
Feb. 25 Vestaburg High School - New Gym
Feb. 27 @ Clare Public Schools
Mar. 05 @ Meridian High School
TIME
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
VARSITY BASKETBALL (GIRLS)
Feb. 03 @ Gladwin High School
Feb. 05 @ Houghton Lake High School
Feb. 10 Vestaburg High School - New Gym
Feb. 12 Beaverton High School - New Gym
Feb. 16 @ Coleman High School
Feb. 19 @ Harrison High School
Feb. 26 Clare Public Schools - New Gym
TIME
7:30PM
7:30PM
7:30PM
7:30PM
7:30PM
7:30PM
7:30PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
VARSITY WRESTLING (BOYS)
TIME
Jan. 31 @ Reed City Invite Reed City Invite 10:00AM
Feb. 04 Tri vs Clare and Roscommon
High School Old Gym
6:00PM
Feb. 07 @ JPC Conf. Meet @ Houghton Lk. 9:00AM
Feb. 11 MHSAA Team Districts
High School New Gym
6:00PM
Feb. 14 @ MHSAA Individual Districts
9:00AM
Feb. 18 @ MHSAA Team Regionals
6:00PM
Feb. 21 @ MHSAA Individual Regionals
9:00AM
Feb. 28 @ MHSAA Team State Finals
@ Kellogg Arena−Battle Creek
MHSAA Team State Finals
9:00AM
Mar. 07 @ MHSAA Individual State Finals
@ Palace of Auburn Hills
9:00AM
VARSITY CHEERLEADING (GIRLS)
Jan. 31 @ Munising Invite
Feb. 05 @ Midland Dow Invite
Feb. 07 @ Webberville Invite
Feb. 14 @ Houghton Lake Invite
TIME
10:00AM
6:00PM
10:00AM
10:00AM
VARSITY BOWLING (BOYS)
Jan. 31 @ Gateway Lanes, Clare
Feb. 07 @ JPC Team Challenge Tourney
@ Meadow Lanes, Gladwin
Feb. 14 @ Valentines Doubles tourney
@ Meadow Lanes, Gladwin (opt.)
Feb. 21 @ JPC Singles Tourney
@ Gateway Lanes, Clare
TIME
1:00PM
12:00PM
1:00PM
1:00PM
VARSITY BOWLING (GIRLS)
TIME
Jan. 31 @ Gateway Lanes, Clare
1:00PM
Feb. 07 @ JPC Team Challenge Tourney
@ Meadow Lanes, Gladwin
12:00PM
Feb. 14 @ Valentines Doubles tourney (optional)
@Meadow Lanes, Gladwin
1:00PM
Feb. 21 @ JPC Singles tourney
@Gateway Lanes, Clare
1:00PM
HARRISON
2014-2015 WINTER SCHEDULE
JV/VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
01/30/15
Houghton Lake Away
02/04/15
Beaverton
Away
02/06/15
Roscommon
Home
02/11/15
Coleman
Away
02/13/15
Clare
Away
02/18/15
Marion
Home
02/20/15
Farwell
Away
02/24/15
Lake City
Home
02/27/15
Meridian
Away
TIME
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
JV/VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
02/03/15
Beaverton
Home
02/05/15
Roscommon
Away
02/12/15
Clare
Home
02/16/15
Marion
Home
02/19/15
Farwell
Home
02/26/15
Meridian
Home
TIME
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
SKI TEAM
February 17th
TIME
CASA Conference at
Snow Snake
10:00 a.m.
HARRISON GIRLS/BOYS BOWLING
TIME
January 31st
Gateway Lanes – Clare
1:00 p.m.
February 7th
JPC Team Challenge
Tourney
Meadow Lanes-Gladwin 12:00 p.m.
February 14th
Valentines Doubles Tourney 1:00 p.m.
Meadow Lanes-Gladwin (optional)
February 21st
JPC Singles
Tournament-Clare
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The Clare County Review - January 30, 2015 - Page 9
Clare cruises to victories
over Coleman, Roscommon
By Ben Murphy
Sports Writer
Clare made the short trip
to Coleman on Monday
night, where the Pioneers
nabbed a 48-31 non-conference win over the former
Jack Pine Conference foes.
Clare led 12-6 after the
first quarter and doubled that
lead to 12 at 26-14 after two.
“We did a nice job handling the in game adjustments,” Clare head coach
Rob Wise said. “They tried
to slow the pace and we got
a few guys in foul trouble
that don’t normally get in
trouble. The guys handled
the situation nicely.”
The Comets did get the
game within six points in
the third but a 12-3 run in
the fourth quarter allowed
the Pioneers to pull away for
the win.
Scott Smith led Clare
with 12 points and 11
rebounds, Camden Dice had
11 points and six rebounds,
Mason Packard had nine
points and three assists, Max
Swan had eight poitns and
Travis Vida had seven.
Jarid Walton led Coleman with 15 points and eight
rebounds.
On Friday Clare played
at Roscommon in JPC play,
winning 62-51.
“We played a nice game
and we shot the ball real
well,” Wise said. “They
killed us on the glass, we
haven’t been out-rebounded
like that in a long time.
We gave up 21 offensive
rebounds, we will have to
improve in that area.”
The Pioneers were on fire
from behind the arc in the
first half, hitting seven threes
to take a 14-10 lead after one
and a 36-30 lead at the half.
Clare then took a 48-39 lead
into the fourth quarter where
it hung on for the win.
Dice led the way for Clare
with 18 points, Smith had 10
points and six rebounds and
Swan had nine points and six
boards.
Clare (7-3 overall, 6-1
JPC) is at Gladwin tonight
(Friday), hosts Houghton Lake on Wednesday
and travels to JPC-leader
Beaverton on Friday for a
crucial league contest.
Honor Roll
Lady Eagles can’t stop Meridian Larson
We are pleased to present Maczynski*, Gabriella
“I was pleased with our
offense after the first quarter,” Farwell head coach
Had it not been for the
Gordie Risbridger said.
first quarter Farwell might
“We got off to a slow start
have picked up its second
but ended up making eight
Jack Pine Conference win
threes. Meigan Sian shot the
of the girls’ basketball sea- ball well and it was good
son. That opening frame did to have Dani Hanna back.
happen however, as did the Marissa Gassel and Kelsey
57-45 at home with visiting Seiter both played well for
Meridian on Thursday, Jan. us. However, in the end we
22.
couldn’t stop Danielle ColThe Lady Mustangs
lins and Sarah Stockford.”
outscored the Lady Eagles
The Eagles trimmed their
15-3 in the first quarter,
deficit to 27-16 entering the
though Farwell largely kept third, though the Mustangs
up with Meridian from
pulled away to lead
there.
46-29 after three. Farwell
had its best frame in the
fourth, netting 16 points to
Meridian’s 11.
Collins and Stockford led
the Mustangs with 20 points
apiece.
Hanna finished with 11
points, sinking three shots
from three-land and had
two steals. Seiter had nine
points, three rebounds and
two steals, Sian had eight
points and Jessie Theisen
had five points and nine
rebounds.
Farwell (1-11 overall,
1-7 JPC) was at Roscommon on Thursday and is at
Gladwin on Tuesday.
By Ben Murphy
Sports Writer
the 2nd Grade students having mastered core academic
standards with all A’s and
B’s. Nice work Honor Roll
students!
Honor Roll Students
earning A’s And B’s, *
denotes all A’s : Kaitlyn
Bailey, Tamara Bennett,
Evan Brazier, Paige Burgess, Savannah Buzzelli*,
Johnathon Cischke-Sprague,
Russell, Davis, Ayla Dennis*, Katelyn Dennis*, Tyler
Fox-Poag, Jack Guildenstern, Malory Gray, Matthew Haynie, Reed Keysor,
Hannah Kimball, Gabe Lewis, Savannah Lowes, Elianna
Maul, Kaylei Millspaugh,
Breann Miracle, Amelia
Neal, Remington Osterloh,
Kaylyn Outinen, Raegan
Parrett*, Hunter Piasecki,
Brooke Radzialowski, Leila
Ramirez, Arionna Robinson,
Jada Rouleau, Makayla-Lee
Rousseau, Bailey Rumsey,
Wilbur Schmucker, J’Lynn
Schoonmaker, Tyler Sehy,
Madison Seney, Zachary
Shook, Ava Snyder, Halie
Trabilsy*, Destiny Tuma,
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Whitaker, Logan Williams,
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Comets nip Eagles in nailbiter, 52-46
By Ben Murphy
Sports Writer
It’s safe to say Farwell
is a vastly improved team.
The Eagles weren’t able to
overcome visiting Coleman
in Wednesday’s nonconference game, however
Farwell who lost to Coleman 70-51 earlier in the
season showed just how far
they’ve come in the 52-46
loss, playing in a game that
went down to the wire.
“That was a lot better than the first time we
played them,” Farwell head
coach Jason MacLean said.
“That’s two games in a
row now that we’ve been
competitive too. Now, we
just have to get rid of the
careless mistakes and get a
win.”
The Eagles looked
poised to get their first
victory of the season early
on, starting the game on an
8-1 run, thanks to threes
by Jake Riffe and Austin
Tigner.
Tigner also closed out
the scoring in the first
quarter, driving through the
right side of the lane for a
bucket to give the Eagles a
10-5 lead after one.
“We were on a mission tonight,” MacLean
said. “I’m not happy with
the loss but they’re really
responding well to the challenge and I’m happy with
their performance. We did
a lot of good things and
we’re still growing. We’re
taking the right steps and
now we’re figuring out how
to compete.”
Coleman’s Jarid Walton
helped turn the momentum to the Comet’s way in
the second though, as he
grabbed two errant Farwell
passes and race to the other
end of the court, turning the
steals into uncontested slam
dunks.
Walton’s second dunk
put Coleman up 15-10, yet
Farwell still had plenty of
fight left, getting an Austin
Maxey jumper to make
it 15-12, a hoop by Riffe
closed it to 20-18 and a
deep two-pointer by Tigner
tied things up at 20-all.
Walton did split a pair of
late free throws however,
giving the Comets a 21-20
lead at the half.
Farwell fell behind
slightly, 28-26 mid-way
through the third quarter,
but an entry pass from
Maxey found the hands of
Darius Geyer for an easy
bucket down-low and a
three by Tigner put Farwell
back up 31-28.
Walton and Adam
Stremlow each had a putback basket in the quarter’s
closing moments, with
Stremlow’s coming just as
time expired in the third to
give Coleman a 32-31 lead
entering the fourth quarter.
A basket by Tigner and
a three by Riffe put the
Eagles up 36-34 early in the
Coleman’s Jarid Walton two-handed slams home a fastbreak opportunity during the Comets win at Farwell.
fourth and a put-back by
Eric Seybert gave Farwell a
40-36 lead with about four
minutes to play.
Coleman stormed back
to take a 41-40 lead, and
though Tigner knocked
down another three to put
the Eagles backup at 43-41,
the Comets closed the game
on an 11-3 run to win the
game.
“They ended up beating us, but we made them
work for it,” MacLean said.
“I was really happy with
Maxey, he played the entire
game, his seventh time doing that this season.”
Tigner finished with 15
points, Riffe had 14, Maxey
had nine, Seybert had six
and Geyer finished with
two.
Bailey Mitchell finished
with 22 points to lead Coleman and Walton had 14
points.
On Friday, Farwell
hosted Meridian in a Jack
Pine Conference game, falling 50-46.
The Eagles could only
manage a bucket apiece
from Tigner and Maxey
as they trailed 11-4 after
the first quarter, but were
still in the game at the half,
trailing 17-11.
Tigner hit a three and
finished with five points in
the third but Farwell fell
further back entering the
fourth, 36-22.
Kyle Danielson scored
10 points in the fourth quarter as Farwell scrammbled
to get back into the game,
but the Mustangs were 10of-12 from the free throw
line in the quarter to help
them hang on to the victory.
“This was probaly the
most complete game that
we’ve played this year,”
MacLean said. “We started
Farwell (0-11 overall,
0-7 JPC) hosts Roscommon
tonight (Friday) in league
and hosts Gladwin on
Wednesday in more conference action.
“It’s starting to come
together like I thought it
would,” MacClean said.
“It’s just taking a bit longer
than I expected. We’ll be
a real tough team to beat
down the stretch though,
especially when Kyle Danielson is back and is 100
percent.”
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The Clare City Commission will hold a public hearing
on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Clare City
Hall, 202 West Fifth Street, Clare, Michigan 48617 to
receive public comment related to the planned submission of a Community Development Block Grant
to assist in the funding of downtown façade improvement program in the City of Clare. The City of Clare
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Farwell’s Austin Maxey
knocks down a jumpshot.
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to attack the basket (in the
fourth) and the glass. Credit
Meridian for knocking
down free throws at the end
to win.”
Danielson finished with
14 points, 1 rebounds, three
assists, three blocks and
two steals, Maxey had 12
points, five rebounds, five
assists and three steals,
Tigner had 12 points and
three steals, Geyer had four
points, 10 rebounds and
three blocks and Seybert
had five rebounds.
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Farwell
grapplers
improve
to 2-0
By Ben Murphy
The Farwell wrestling
team had an easy time with
visiting Houghton Lake on
Wednesday, Jan. 21, topping the Bobcats 57-19.
Both teams were a bit
short-handed and there
were just five matches total
on the night.
“There weren’t a lot
of noteworthy things that
happened as their squad
was a little light and so was
ours,” head coach Tyler
Lentovich said.
Farwell (2-0 JPC) was
at Gladwin on Wednesday
and hosts a league tri-meet
with Clare and Roscommon this coming Wednesday.
“Gladwin is always
sporting a deep lineup,”
Lentovich said. “Clare and
Roscommon, they’re usually tough as well so there
should be some interesting
things to follow.”
Farwell’s Austin Tigner looks to make a play.
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MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW
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organizational meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2015,
at 3:30 p.m. at the City Offices at 202 W Fifth Street,
Clare, MI 48617. This meeting is subject to the Open
Meetings Act. The March 2015 Board of Review
meetings will be held during the following dates and
times:
Monday, March 9, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Publication Date:
January 30, 2015
The regular meeting of the Clare City Commission was
called to order at 6:01 pm by Mayor Pat Humphrey in
the Commission Chambers who led the Pledge of
Allegiance. Present were: Commissioners Carolyn
(Gus) Murphy, Karla Swanson, Pat Humphrey and
Jean McConnell. Absent: Bob Bonham.
Motion to approve the consent agenda as amended
was supported and approved.
Public Comment: None.
Motion to adopt the Federal Fair Housing Policy
was supported and approved.
Motion to approve a Franchise Agreement with
Charter Communications was supported and
approved.
Motion to approve the Wetlands Remediation Plan
and the Estimate of Construction Costs was
supported and approved.
Motion to approve the Repair and Rehabilitation of
the Wastewater Treatment Plant Compactor
was supported and approved.
Motion to approve a Division B Contractor Payment
to Maguire Iron was supported and approved.
Motion to authorize the Police Chief to Sign an
Agreement for the Northern Michigan Child
Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Protocol was
supported and approved.
Board Appointment of Nick Wyman to the Planning
Commission was approved by Consent Agenda.
The Treasurer’s report was received.
The City Manager’s report was received.
Extended Public Comment: None.
Commission Topics: Mayor Humphrey requested to be
excused from the February commission meetings.
Motion to adjourn was supported and approved.
A complete copy of the minutes is available at the
Clerk’s office upon request. After approval, minutes
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The Clare County Review - January 30, 2015 - Page 11
Sports
Lady Hornets extend winning streak to three
By Ben Murphy
settle down a little bit and
we can play the way we’re
They’re starting to get
capable of.”
a hang of this winning
Jessica Scherrer made
thing. The Harrison Lady
sure of a fast start for the
Hornet basketball team,
Hornets, scoring 10 first
after recently ending their quarter points as Harrison
20-plus game losing streak led over the Lady Comets
has now won three games
19-2 after one.
in the last two weeks.
The Hornets never
Tuesday’s 41-38 nontrailed in the game, but
conference home win over just kind of hung on from
Coleman included.
there for the win. Harrison
“We’re playing a lot
led 24-11 at the half and
more relaxed now than
32-23 and staved off a fiwe did earlier,” Harrison
nal late Lady Comet rally.
head coach Carl Anderson
“It was a great first
said. “Once we got that
quarter,” Anderson said.
first win, that allowed us to “We didn’t shoot the ball
very well in the second
quarter though and that
allowed them to get back
into the game. We never
trailed though and we
hung on to get the win.”
Scherrer finished with
10 points as did fresman Erika Cullen. Nicole
Willman had nine points
and Aja Heber and Lexi
LaChappa had six points
apiece.
“Scherrer’s 10 points
in the first quarter really
seemed to set the tone
for us,” Anderson said.
“Cullen really played a
good game too, she’s be-
ing more aggressive now
compared to earlier in the
year.”
On Thursday, Jan. 22
Harrison dropped a Jack
Pine Conference game to
visiting Gladwin, 61-42.
The Hornets took a
19-15 lead after the first
quarter but couldn’t hang
on from there as the Lady
Flying G’s took leads of
30-23 at the half and 46-32
entering the fourth.
“We actually played
pretty well,” Anderson
said. “Once again, we
started fast but we seemed
to slow down after the first
quarter. We got into foul
trouble and had two girls
foul out early and that kind
of doomed us. Against a
good team like Gladwin
we have to have everybody
in there the whole game.”
Scherrer finished with
12 points, Willman and
LaChappa had seven
points apiece, Cullen had
six, Ashleigh Woolston had
five, Heber netted two and
Allyssa Haag had one.
Harrison (3-9 overall,
1-7 JPC) was at Houghton
Lake on Thursday and
hosts Beaverton on Tuesday for a pair of conference contests.
Adopt-A-Pets
Hornets shoot down Gladwin, 56-53
By Ben Murphy
They were in it for
awhile but in the end Harrison suffered a road loss at
Lake City Monday night,
suffering a 62-53 non-conference set-back.
“We got in foul trouble
early and we fell behind,”
Harrison head coach Jim
Hoshield said. “My bench
players came in and played
well. They hustled, played
their hearts out and we got
back into the game.”
The Hornets led 10-6
after the first quarter but
fell behind 24-23 by the
half and remained back by
one after three, 43-42.
The Trojans outscored
the Hornets 19-11 in the
fourth to pull away for the
win.
“We took the lead in the
fourth by three but we just
couldn’t hold on,” Hoshield
said. “I think we just ran
out of steam. Plus (Lucas
Marion) was all over the
place, he played a good
game for them and my kids
didn’t have an answer.”
Marion led Lake City
with 21 points and 13
rebounds.
Stats for Harrison were
not available at press time.
On Friday, Harrison
hosted Gladwin, where the
Hornets nabbed a 56-53
win.
“We just came out hot,”
Hoshield said. “It was back
and forth the whole game, I
don’t think there was a lead
of more than four or five
points the whole way.”
The Hornets led 10-9 after the first quarter, but fell
behind 22-17 by the half.
The Hornets regrouped in
the third to tie the game at
35-all entering the fourth,
where Harrison had a threepoint scoring margin in a
high-scoring fourth quarter.
“Our defense turned it
up and the boys just came
out ready to play,” Hoshield
said. “They played really
well. We’ve been in most
every game, we just can’t
seem to win it so this was a
big win.”
Adam Scherrer led the
Hornets with 17 points,
Michael Taylor had 15,
Bret Coughlin had 11, Clay
Dennis netted eight, Ken
Haskell had three and Steve
Scherrer scored two.
“Adam, Bret and
Clay really stepped up,”
Hoshield said. “Our big
men really rebounded
well and our point guard,
Brody Lewis led the team.
Michael came off the bench
and hit four threes, he was
on fire and that was a big
spark for us too.”
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2-5 JPC) is at Houghton
Lake tonight (Friday) and
is at Beaverton on Wednesday.
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FLEA MARKET
AND THRIFT
STORE
CLARE COUNTY’S
LARGEST
(Indoor & outdoor)
MONDAYS
outside flea market
begins at dawn
Now Taking Consignments
Outside Vendors
Rent space for $5.00
Tools, New & Used
Building Supplies, Household Items,
New Windows, Doors &
Screens,
Glassware, Used
Appliances &
Furniture, Antiques
989-588-3090
HELP WANTED
Kettunen Center seeks part-time staff for kitchen and
housekeeping. Limited benefits provided. Requires weekends and evenings. Interested candidates must have reliable transportation, criminal history check and be subject
to random drug testing. Apply in person at 14901 4-H
Drive, Tustin, MI 49688. Call (231) 829-3421 with questions. Applications are due by February 6, 2015. 01-30-15
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FARWELL BINGO
Tues. 6PM, Open 4PM
CC Senior Comm. Ctr.
(Behind Hardware)
Over 18 Welcome
Proceeds: BLDG/Upkeep
License A22094
770 E. Main, Farwell
Open Daily 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
HELP WANTED
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BINGO
WORK WANTED
WORK WANTED
Computer Repair/Security Cameras -- Experienced
technician looking for
work. Pick up and drop off
computer repair. Inexpensive rates. (989) 312-3388
02-06-15L7
HELP WANTED
NEED DRIVEWAY
PLOWED
In need of someone to
plow driveway during winter
season for elderly man in Harrison. 989-630-3439. TFN
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HELP WANTED
Experienced Grinder &
CNC Mill Operator/Programmer. Benefits; health, dental,
disability, life, vacation, 401K
profit sharing, Climate controlled shop. Send Resume to:
215 S. Webber Street, Farwell,
MI 48622 or e-mail [email protected] 2/6/15
MARION PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Taking applications for the following:
One (1) Full Time Office Manager Position
QUALIFICATIONS:
High School graduate; associates degree or postsecondary training in business or related field preferred
Must possess a high level of proficiency in various
computer software programs (Word, Excel, Outlook,
etc.) Excellent written and verbal communications
required. Must maintain a high-level of confidentiality and professionalism. The ability to prioritize and
meet deadlines in a fast-paced office is a must.
To apply submit resume and application by
February 4, 2015 to:
Diana Salisbury
Marion Public Schools
P.O. Box 0
Marion, MI 49665
[email protected]
231-743-2486p
231-743-2890f
www.marionpublic.org
Lease Operator – Marion area
Dart Oil & Gas, an oil & gas production company located in Marion, MI, is seeking
a Lease Operator. This person should have strong mechanical skills. Experience
in the oilfield as well as basic computer skills are a plus. This is a full-time, yearround position working in the outdoors, traveling from well-site to well-site checking on mechanical equipment and making repairs as needed (company pick-up
truck provided for business travel). Well-sites assigned to this position would be
in the Marion area --- due to possible unexpected call-out’s, the person filling this
position should live within 25 miles of Marion.
Our expectations of this person include a team player, willing to help out other
employees, trustworthiness and an eagerness to work. Successful candidate will
also have good references, a good driving record and be able to obtain D.O.T. certification. Must consistently pass drug & alcohol testing (per D.O.T. regulations).
Apply by submitting a resume or Application for Employment (Application can be
obtained by calling Jo Ann at 517-244-4672). Submit via any of the following
means:
FAX: 517-676-0626
MAIL: Human Resources Office; Dart Oil & Gas;
P.O. Box 177; Mason, MI 48854
E-MAIL: [email protected]
-We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer-
The Clare County Review - January 30, 2015 - Page 12
Community Events
Upcoming events should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance. Email to [email protected]
DONATION DINNER
On February 14, 2015,
New
Hope
Fellowship
Missionary Church will have
a “donation dinner” from
5-7 pm. The menu features
baked potatoes with several
toppings and homemade
pies. Church address is 9115
Pere Marquette Road, Clare.
HARRISON AREA
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The
Harrison
Area
Genealogical Society will
hold their monthly meeting
Weds., Feb. 4 at 7:00 pm
in the Harrison Library
Community Room, 102 N.
Second, Harrison. Round
table
discussion
after
meeting.
4-H SCRAP & CRAFT DAY
The Clare County 4-H
Council will again host the
4-H Scrap & Craft Day on
Saturday, March 7, 2015
from 8:30am to 9:00pm at the
Harrison Lions Club Building
located on the Clare County
Fairgrounds.
Paid guests can expect
meals,
snacks
and
refreshments along with
goodie bags, door prize
drawings and make-n-takes.
Little extras to look for include
a scrapbooking garage sale,
a silent auction and make-ntake projects.
Funds raised from this
event will support the Match
Campaign to build the Clare
County 4-H Endowment
Fund and local programming
efforts.
Registration and payment
for the 4-H Scrap & Craft
Day is due by March 2, 2015.
For information on how you
can register, contact Donna
Thompson at 989-429-0303,
[email protected] or the
Clare County MSU Extension
office at 989-539-7805 or
[email protected]
SCHOLARSHIPS
The
Clare
County
Democratic
Party
is
offering two $250 college
scholarships that will be
awarded this spring. One
will be awarded to a college
bound Clare County high
school senior, and one
will be awarded to a Clare
County resident attending
Mid Michigan Community
College. The application
deadline is March 1, 2015.
Additional information and
the scholarship applications
are available at www.
clarecountydemocrats.com
under the Scholarships tab
near the top of the webpage.
hosting a dinner at the VFW
Hall, located at 145 Wilcox
Parkway. The Diner is open
to the public. Cost is $7 per
person or $25.00 per family .
Meat is supplied for the dinner
by M & M Meats, however
you dish to pass is requested
and or item(s) entered in
the food competition. A food
competition will take place for
appetizers and apple dishes.
If entering the contest please
have items entered by 3 p.m..
Awards will be given to the top
two winners in each category.
For more information contact
Trudy Foster at 989-330-1941
CAREGIVER SUPPORT
GROUP
TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS
At the Clare Castle Senior
A class entitled Tai Chi
Center (Next to the water
for Arthritis will be held from
tower in Clare) 502 Beech
4:30-5:30
on
Tuesdays
St. in Clare Michigan on
and Thursdays, February
the 3rd Wednesday of each
17 to March 26, 2015, at
month from 1:00 PM to 3:00
the Clare United Methodist
PM. February meeting is
Church, Education Building
on Wednesday the 18th
Basement. No experience ANNUAL CHILDRENS ART at Clare. At the Harrison
is necessary; beginners are
CONTEST
Senior Center (previously the
welcome. The class will be
The
Annual
BBBS Knights of Columbus hall)
limited to15 participants. Children’s Art Contest is here 212 Broad St. in Harrison
Twelve (12) sessions will again! Any Child age 5-8 Michigan.
cost $100., due on the night who lives in Clare or Gladwin
On the 4th Thursday of
of the first class. Call Ann County can enter. They DO each month from 10:00 AM
FitzGerald at 989-386-3693 not have to be a part of the to Noon. February meeting
with further questions.
BBBS program. The Theme is on Thursday the 26th
this year is “Get Away from at Harrison. Our support
LIVESTOCK FUNDRAISER it All in Michigan” Any art groups are designed to offer
DINNER
medium is acceptable.
you emotional support and
On February 7, 2015 from
Winners will receive a practical advice when caring
4-7 P.M. the Clare County pizza and $5. All entries are for a loved one. Join us and
Live Stock Association is then auctioned off with all connect with others who
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2005 JEEP LIBERTY
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66mos/$230/$13,460
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66mos/$297/$17,295
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2010 FORD F-150 XLT
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72mos/$329/$20,800
Crew Cab 4X4, V8 5.4L, Auto,
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48mos/$215/$9,470
Hatchback, Gas I4 1.6L, Auto, Yellow
Blaze Metallic, FC018A
2012 FORD FUSION SE
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CABIN FEVER VARIETY
SHOW
Farwell Band Boosters
23rd Annual Cabin Fever
variety show will be held
Saturday,
February
14,
2015 @ 6:30pm. Admission
$6.00 adults, $4.00 students.
Come and enjoy some great
entertainment and support
the Farwell area schools
bands.
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2010 DODGE AVENGER R/T 4DR
4 Cyl., Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, P. Locks & Windows, Power Drivers
Seat, Alloy Wheels, Black in Color, 57k Miles..................$12,600
2012 FORD FUSION 4DR 4X4
6 Cyl., Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, P. Locks & Windows, Stereo, CD, Power
Drivers Seat, Black in Color, 62k Miles...............................$14,395
2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LS 4DR
4 Cyl., Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, P. Locks & Windows, Stereo, CD, Power
Drivers Seat, Alloy Wheels, Black in Color, 63k Miles.....$15,695
2009 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB 4X4 SPORT
6 Cyl., Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, P. Locks & Windows, Stereo, CD,
Bedliner, Alloy Wheels, 51k Miles.......................................$17,450
2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4DR 4X4
4 Cyl., Auto, Cruise, Keyless Entry, Red, 51k Miles..........$17,850
2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT 4DR
6 Cyl., Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, P. Locks & Windows, Power Drivers
Seat, 7 Pass., Sto & Go Seating, 42k Miles.....................$19,495
2014 JEEP COMPASS SPORT 4DR 4X4
4 Cyl., Auto, Air, Cruise, Tilt, P. Locks & Windows, Stereo, CD, Black
Metallic, Alloy Wheels, 20k Miles........................................$19,995
2010 GMC ARCADIA SLT 4DR AWD
6 Cyl., Auto, Full Power, Moon Roof, Trailer Tow Pkg., Leather,
White in Color, EU213A....................................................$21,400
2013 FORD F350 XLT LONG BOX 4X4 CREW CAB
8 Cyl., Auto, Air, Cruise, Power Locks & Windows, Stereo, CD, Alloy
Wheels, Trailer Tow Pkg., 24k Miles, White......................$32,900
2009 FORD FOCUS
SEL FWD
Sedan, Gas I4 2.0L, Auto,
White Suede, EU158
66mos/$196/$11,500
2011 CHEVY CRUZE
LT W 1LT FWD
Sedan, Turbocharged Gas I4 1.4L,
Auto, Crystal Red Metallic, EU209
66mos/$199/$11,650
2004 CHEVY SILVERADO
2500 HD LS EXT. CAB 4WD
66mos/$257/$14,995
72mos/$244/$15,280
42mos/$399/$15,495
2013 FORD FUSION SE
2008 FORD EXPEDITION
72mos/$299/$18,800
54mos/$388/$18,900
4WD, Truck,Gas/Ethanol, V8 5.3L,
Auto, Graystone Metallic, EU037A
2009 FORD FLEX LIMITED
72mos/$293/$18,495
60mos/$345/$18,500
Sedan, Gas/Ethanol V6 3.6L,
Auto, Red, FU002
FWD, 3.5L, Auto, Leather,
Sterling Gray Metallic. 1-Owner,
3rd Row Seating, 63k Miles, EU126
Certified, FWD, Gas I4 2.5L, Auto,
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25k Miles, EP109
2014 TOWN & COUNTRY
2010 DODGE RAM 1500
2011 FORD F-150 XLT
72mos/$331/$20,978
72mos/$357/$22,500
FWD, Chrysler, Touring, Deep Cherry
Red, Stow-n-Go Seating, Rear DVD,
46k Miles, FU003
BAKE SALE
Farwell Band Boosters is
having a bake sale at Jay’s
Sporting Goods on Friday
February 13th from 9am7pm. Stop by for some sweet
treats, fresh bread, sugar
free baked goods. Come
help us support the Farwell
schools bands.
2011 CHRYSLER 200
TOURING FWD
2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT
FWD, Gas I4 2.5L, 6-Speed, 4 DR,
Auto, Steel Blue Metallic, Cruise,
MP3, 37k Miles, EP093
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Professional care for your
loved one is available during
the meetings. Please call
ahead if you will need care
for your loved one. Clare
County Senior Services:
989-539-8870
ask
for
Caregiver Support.
2009 CHEVY SILVERADO
1500 LT EXT. CAB
Hemi Crew Cab, 4WD, Auto,
Gas V8 5.7L, Red, MP3, Rear
Bench Seat, 60k Miles, DT461A-
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proceeds going to BBBS at
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be March 11th at the Doherty
Hotel Clare.
For more information
contact BBBS at 989386-9304
or
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midmichiganbbbs.org
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Black in Color, 1-Owner, Security
System, 63k Miles, EU131
72mos/$369/$23,195
Truck, Gas V8 6.0L, Auto,
Red, ET415Z
Limited 4WD, Gas V8 5.4L,
Chrome Wheels, Leather, Heated
Seats, 108k Miles, FT133A
2012 FORD EDGE SEL
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21k Miles, EP043
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