Postal Customer Volume 31 вЂў Number 13 www owossoindependent.com November 12, 2014 SRI Non Profit Org U.S. Postage Owosso, MI 48867 Permit No. 99 www owossoindependent.com www owossoindependent.com SAC вЂ“ Shown here are some of the committee members for the Holiday at the Center show, left to right: Karen Stadler (SAC Board Member), Betty McGinnis (SAC President) and Michael Kovich (SAC President elect). (Courtesy Photo) See More on Page 5 JIM PETERSON, the Owosso Community Players Interim Executive Director, announced Tuesday morning during the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Chamber A-M Membership breakfast at the Owosso-area Big Boy that as of a week earlier he had taken on those duties with OCP. вЂњWe have a lot of good people,вЂќ said Peterson, who added that his role is that of a volunteer. Peterson and his wife, Cheryl, have been deeply involved with rebuilding of the Lebowsky Center after the February 2007 fire which destroyed the Stagehouse and Auditorium, leaving the lobby heavily damaged. OCPвЂ™s latest production, вЂњDearly Departed,вЂќ opens Friday evening for two weekends at the Lebowsky Center, with tickets available through the OCPвЂ™s online service, or the Box Office, 114 E. Main (M-21), downtown Owosso. (Independent Photo/BILL CONSTINE) The Owosso Community Players will open the comedy вЂњDearly DepartedвЂќ at the Lebowsky Center on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. for a two-weekend run. Directed by John Morovitz and David Conant, this Southern comedy tells the tale of the dysfunctional Turpin family as they struggle to maintain proper decorum for their fatherвЂ™s funeral. The show is sponsored by Watkins Funeral Homes and Wunderlich Securities of Flint. The story takes place in the backwoods of the Bible Belt, where the patriarch of the Turpin family drops dead at the breakfast table. The eccentric family, led by the newly-widowed Raynelle (Carol Henley) tries to cope with the funeral arrangements. The task is not easy, thanks to drunken brother Ray Budd (Jason Reich), financially-challenged Junior (Paul Peters) and his suspicious wife (Nicole Davis). Other characters include the spinster sister Delightful (Jessica Hickey), the condescending holy roller Aunt Marquerite (Angela Clayton) and her deadbeat son Royce (Tom Laurin), as well as the former yam queen Juanita (Erin Powell) and the Reverend Hooker (Bill Altimore). вЂњThe characters and the situations in this family are what makes the show so funny,вЂќ said Rhonda Abrahms, who portrays Ray BuddвЂ™s wife Lucille. вЂњIвЂ™m having a blast laughing at rehearsal, though my particular character is one Continued on Page 5 The Independent Newsgroup вЂў 1907 W. M-21, Owosso, Michigan 48867 вЂў (989) 723-1118 вЂў (989) 288-3196 вЂў Fax (989) 725-1834 вЂў e-mail: [email protected] Page 2 The Wednesday Independent вЂў Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Letters to the Editor Editor, The Independent: I came across this in World Magazine and thought it was a very fitting tribute to our veterans: Ashlyn Moore, with the Patriotic Education Travel Program of the College of the Ozarks, traveled to the beaches of Normandy with 10 WWII veterans for the 65th anniversary of D-Day. вЂњOne of the veterans came up to me at the end of the trip and he had been very emotional that day. He had been reflecting a lot on his fallen friends. And he was so emotional he could hardly speak. I was just standing there holding his hand, and he looked at me and said, вЂ�Ashlyn, make it worth it. Make your life worth the sacrifice.вЂ™ And that is something I vow to do every single day.вЂќ May we all make our lives worth the great sacrifice of our veterans and their families. Richard L. Ross, Owosso Editor, The Independent: TodayвЂ™s children are our future and soon they will become workers, parents and leaders. As a community, we depend on the future success of our childrenвЂ™s healthy development and growth. With support from nurturing families and engaged communities, our children can thrive and have the opportunity to grow into healthy, caring and contributing adults. Preventing child abuse and neglect вЂ“ and other childhood traumas вЂ“ will take effort from all families and community members to ensure our children have the foundation to become tomorrowвЂ™s leaders. This past April, we observed National Child Abuse Prevention Month and it reminds us all of our collective responsibility to make positive choices that will impact the safety and well-being of our children. Throughout the year, Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Shiawassee County a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote childrenвЂ™s social and emotional well-being as well as prevent child maltreatment within families and communities. Research shows that when parents provide six protective factors, the risk of neglect and abuse diminish and optimal outcomes for children, youth and families are promoted. The six protective factors are: *Nurturing and attachment. *Knowledge of parenting and of child and Experience SantaвЂ™s Village North Pole USA Fast Lunch youth development. *Parental resilience. *Social connections. *Concrete supports for parents. *Social and emotional development well-being. вЂњAll year long, we recognize and celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children,вЂќ said Joe Sedlock, SCCMHA CEO. вЂњEveryoneвЂ™s participation is critical. Focusing on ways to build and promote the protective factors, in every interaction with children and families, is the best thing our community can do to prevent child abuse and promote optimal child development.вЂќ For more information about child abuse prevention, please contact the Shiawassee County Department of Human Services at (989) 725-3200 or Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority at (989) 723-6791 or 1-800-622-4514 TTY or visit our website as shiacmh.org. Penny Corbin, Public Relations & Prevention Specialist Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority Editor, The Independent: The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Sisters would like to Thank everyone for their support at our 23rd Annual DaddyDaughter Dance held Oct. 22 at the Owosso Knights of Columbus Hall. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for the use of their facility. Thank you to our DJ, Kurt Lewis, for 23 years of great music and entertainment. Thanks to all the Dads and Daughters that had an enjoyable evening of dancing. We especially thank the members of the Owosso National Honor Society, that helped us as they earned community service hours. We look forward to seeing everyone next fall. The proceeds from the dance are used for our вЂњWarm Coats for KidsвЂќ project. We donate coats, hats, gloves, and socks, to the elementary schools in Shiawassee County. Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Editor, The Independent: We have a rare opportunity to bring our country back to greatness and give meaningful employment and a future to those that deserve it most. This is so simple it would give millions of jobs to deserving Americans, eliminate trillions in national debt, and put the environmental protection agency out of business. You are enjoying below $3 a gallon gas because of fracking. Fracking has polluted some areas water supply FIESTA GRANDE CATERING TRAYS FOR YOUR EVENTS ONLY $69.95! 3 Different Dinner Options To Choose From. Each Feeds 10 People. 1/2 OFF COMBO DINNER The Saginaw County FAIRGROUNDS Buy One Combo Dinner and 2 beverages #1-30 at Reg. Price of $8.99 And Get A Second Combo Dinner For Half Price! Free Parking, Rides, Activities and Entertainment Nov. 29 & 30 Dec. 6 & 7 вЂў 13 & 14 вЂў 20 & 21 Noon-7pm ADMISSION Adults & Children 6 & Over $10 вЂў Children 3-5 $5 Children 2 & Under Free 1 coupon/table. Not valid with other offers. 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If your water is polluted you would be repaid with a huge reimbursement because there is so much profit. Because this extraction is being done on land and not miles below the ocean these companies will solve the problems. Remember also that Arabs killed 3,000 people in the twin towers, another 5,000 fighting this unwinnable war, and took us from the richest nation to the poorest with $17 trillion in debt. Because the Arabs can extract a barrel of oil at $10 per barrel and fracking cost $70 a barrel the Arabs have reduced the price of oil to $75 to put fracking out of business and keep us dependent on them. Ten years ago, T. Boon Pickens suggested that we run natural gas along our major expressways and convert our trucks to natural gas. We now have capabilities of compressing natural gas and many areas are switching buses and trucks to it and burning a non carbon emission as they save well over 50% on fuel. Eventually this would put fracking out of business also, and make America free again. WouldnвЂ™t it be great if we could offer every returning Vet a real job in construction, engineering, surveying, etc., instead of unemployment and welfare when they come home and let the Arabs fight over worthless oil. Another special group that would have priority to jobs would be the coal miners and other coal related industries that have been bankrupt because of cap and trade. Is special interest more important than saving America? Roger Snyder, Owosso Worship Services Directory ASSEMBLY OF GOD Owosso Assembly of God 1150 N. Shiawassee St., Owosso 989-725-8219 Sunday 11am & 6pm BAPTIST First Baptist Church of Corunna 1120 S. Legion Rd., Corunna 989-743-5400 вЂў Sunday 10:30am CATHOLIC St. Joseph Catholic Church 915 E. Oliver St., Owosso 989-725-5215 вЂў Sat. 4:30pm Sunday 8am, 10:30am St. Paul Catholic Church 111 N. Howell St., Owosso 989-723-4277 вЂў Sat. 5pm Sunday 8am, 10:00am, Noon www.stpaulowosso.org CHURCH OF CHRIST First Church of Christ 585 E. North St. 989-725-5039 Worship 10:30am & 5:30pm Sunday Owosso Church of Christ 2005 S. M-52, Owosso Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30am, 6pm Pastor Steve Lockwood CONGREGATIONAL First Congregational Church, UCC 327 N. Washington St., Owosso 989-723-3010 вЂў Sun. 10:30am EPISCOPAL Christ Episcopal Church 120 Goodhue St. (Fayette Square) Owosso 989-723-2495 вЂў Sun. 10:00am INDEPENDENT The Salvation Army Church 302 E. Exchange St., Owosso 989-725-7485 вЂў Sunday Coffee & Fellowship 10am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Brunch & Fellowship at Noon LUTHERAN St. Philip Lutheran Church (LCMS) 219 W. Oliver St., Owosso 989-723-6238 Sunday 10am & Wed. 7pm NAZARENE Owosso Church Of The Nazarene 1865 S. M-52, Owosso 989-723-2229 Early Service 8:30am 2nd Service 10:45am Sunday School 9:30am UNITED METHODIST Trinity United Methodist 720 S. Shiawassee St., Owosso 989-723-2664 Sun. School 9:30am Worship 11am Rev. Susan Kingsley WESLEYAN Northgate Wesleyan Church 1687 N. M-52, Owosso 989-725-9339 Sunday School 9:30am Worship Gathering 11am northgatewesleyan.org Like Us On Facebook Owosso Wesleyan Church 715 S. Washington, Owosso 989-723-5247 вЂў Sun. 10am Be a part of the worship services directory, call 989-723-1118. HandelвЂ™s Messiah at First Congregational Church UCC First Congregational Church UCC will be presenting, free to the public HandelвЂ™s Messiah, Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Conducted by Dr. J. Ellsworth Jackson with full chorus, harpsichord, pipe organ and chamber orchestra. HandelвЂ™s Messiah is a musical right of the holiday season, the baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners years after the composerвЂ™s death. For many amateur choirs, the work is the heart of their repertoire and the high point of the year. In most of HandelвЂ™s oratorios, the soloists dominate and the choir sings only brief choruses. But in Messiah, says Laurence Cummings, director of the London Handel Orchestra, вЂњthe chorus propels the work forward with great emotional impact and uplifting messages.вЂќ Tickets will be available until we reach capacity, complimentary tickets are available at First Congregational Church UCC, Shiawassee Art Center and the Shiawassee Chamber of Commerce. Christmas Wishes Program Begins As the Holiday Season draws near, Capital Area Community Services, Inc. begins the twenty-third annual вЂњChristmas WishesвЂќ Program, said Rebecca Zemla of the Shiawassee County office east of Owosso on Corunna Avenue (M-71). вЂњChristmas is a time of caring and sharing,вЂќ she emphasized. вЂњIf you would like to share the joys of the Holiday Season, please consider becoming a donor for Christmas Wishes. Becoming a donor would enable you to fulfill wishes for low-income children who live in Shiawassee County. To вЂ�adoptвЂ™ a child or children for Christmas, please call CACS at (989) 723-3115. вЂњAnyone who is not able or interested in buying and wrapping a gift, but would like to help by sending cash or a check, please make it payable to Capital Area Community Services, Inc. (Christmas Wishes), 1845 Corunna Avenue (M-71), Owosso, MI 48867. We will purchase gift certificates from local stores with all cash donations. вЂњWe have received many applications from low-income families registering their children this year. Individuals, families, businesses and other groups or organizations are encouraged to extend a helping hand and add to the enjoyment of your holiday. Thank you for caring!вЂќ Addition at Signature Ford Caledonia Charter Township has received a site plan application from Signature Ford, proposing a 2,024-square-foot addition to the dealershipвЂ™s showroom, a 1,064-squarefoot Quick Lube addition to their service garage, some revisions to the sidewalk in front of the showroom and a small modification to their vestibule, said the Doug Piggott of Rowe Professional Services, the townshipвЂ™s planning consultant. The site plan will be reviewed at the townshipвЂ™s Nov. 18 Planning Commission meeting at the Township Hall, 135 N. State Road, across from the Owossoarea Meijer. Community Christian Singles Ministry presents вЂњThe GatheringвЂќ The ministry invites all single adults from across Michigan to a night of fun, fellowship, food, and entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 5-10 p.m. at Owosso Free Methodist Church, 1249 N. Chipman St., Owosso. Special entertainment includes Craig Lawson, local musician and singer, and Tom Coverly, nationally known Christian Illusionist. In addition to the entertainment, there will be dinner, cards, games, volleyball, and opportunities for conversation with other singles. Community Christian Singles is a local Christian ministry founded to provide single adults in the Mid-Michigan area with opportunities for Christian growth and fellowship. Come and enjoy a fun, relaxing time with other singles from across Michigan! The Wednesday Independent вЂў Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Cost is only $5 plus a free will offering for use of the church. For further information, contact Joyce at (989) 277-4520. SheriffвЂ™s Road Patrol on Chopping Block By Helen A. Granger, staff writer вЂњThe $1.5 million proposed office budget cut will eliminate the road patrol,вЂќ Shiawassee County SheriffвЂ™s Undersheriff Doug Powell said Monday, Nov. 10 after budget cuts were announced at the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners Finance and Administration committee meeting. вЂњApproximately 15 to 17 deputies will be affected depending on our review of the other non-mandated services,вЂќ Powell said. вЂњAt this point no one is in the position to retire вЂ¦ weвЂ™ll just have to see what happens once we review the entire operations and consider all the factors.вЂќ вЂњIt was not a joke folks. It was the real deal,вЂќ Commissioner John Plowman, chair of the committee said after announcing the following cuts: Buildings and Grounds $40,000 (that includes $20,000 for Courthouse maintenance and $20,000 in wages); approximately $20,000 expected utility savings; District Court, $40,000; Probate Court, $40,000; ProsecutorвЂ™s Office, $40,000; $52,000 from general government (mostly legal fees and other government offices); and, $1.5 million from the sheriffвЂ™s office. The cuts eliminate an estimated $2.1 million from the 2015 county budget. That leaves approximately $450,000 that the county is planning to use from the delinquent tax fund. However, Treasurer Tom Dwyer recommends only $300,000 be budgeted from that fund. He also recommended that the county not make up the $150,000 difference from the countyвЂ™s unassigned fund balance now at approximately $900,000. Plowman explained in a separate interview with The Independent that the county is hoping to balance the 2015 county budget with the proposed $2.1 million in cuts and by taking the $450,000 from the tax delinquent fund. вЂњWe do not plan to Page 3 withdraw money from the countyвЂ™s unassigned fund balance,вЂќ he said. The unassigned fund balance вЂ“ often referred to as a вЂњrainy day fundвЂќ by municipalities and government entities вЂ“ should ideally be held at between 15 percent to 20 percent of the countyвЂ™s overall $15 million budget, Plowman explained, adding: вЂњThat means the county should have about $3 million in that fund and we only have $900,000. We are shaving it close with the cuts вЂ¦ unfortunately overhead costs are up and wages have been crushed,вЂќ he said at the meeting. No layoff announcements or personnel changes have been made at this time pending review by the respective departments. The matter was referred to at the 4 p.m. Nov. 12 Committee of the Whole meeting with adoption expected Thursday. Downtown Monthly Promotions Josh Adams, downtown OwossoвЂ™s Main Street manager, said that вЂњstarting this Friday, Nov. 14, evening shopping comes back to downtown Owosso! вЂњThis is the beginning of a new plan put together by Owosso Main Street and its local business owners. On the second Friday of every month a themed, shopping event will take place in downtown Owosso. NovemberвЂ™s theme is вЂ�Ladies Night OutвЂ™ вЂ“ businesses will be open until 9 p.m. offering great deals, sales, food and drink. Our downtown businesses have so many great things to offer вЂ“ great goods and amazing service. Come enjoy our historic downtown streets and friendly faces!вЂќ HIGHLIGHT DECORATING вЂ“ The Corunna Historical Commission is seeking help to put up Christmas decorations in the Corunna Historical Village of Shiawassee County on the west edge of McCurdy Park, both inside and outside. Anyone interested may stop by the village 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. most days, said Chairperson Margaret Waters. вЂњWorkers will usually be there Monday through Thursday. This is a month-long activity. Please stop by the village if youвЂ™d like to help or call me, (810) 610-0796.вЂќ Page 4 The Wednesday Independent вЂў Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Health Clinics, Services Tips to Prepare Now for Severe Winter Weather Ahead The Shiawassee County Health Department has offices in the lower level of the countyвЂ™s Courts & Public Health Building, in the block north of the historic Shiawassee County Courthouse, downtown Corunna. SCHD offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Closed weekends and holidays. The institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Immunization Clinic is every Wednesday by appointment. For children, there is a $15 fee per vaccine charged by the State. Private-pay vaccines are available for children and adults; call for prices, (989) 743-2356, and for an appointment. If a parent is not accompanying the child please call to obtain consent forms. These can also be printed from our website: health.shiawassee.net WIC (Women, Infants and Children). For an appointment call (989) 743-2383 or 1-800-859-4229 press 1. ChildrenвЂ™s Special Health Care Services. For an appointment call (989) 743-2355 or 1-800-859-4229 press 5. HIV Testing & Counseling. Anonymous HIV testing by appointment for a $25 fee. Call (989) 743-2355 or 1-800-859-4229 press 0. TB Testing on Tuesdays by appointment. Call (989) 743-2355 or 1-800-859-4229 press 0 to schedule. STD Referrals. Call (989) 743-2355 or 1-800-859-4229 press 0 for more information. Maternal/Infant Health Program (MIHP) offers guidance for expectant mothers and/or infants through one year of age on Medicaid. Call (989) 743-2319 for more information. Vision & Hearing Screening offered for preschool and school age children. Call for (989) 743-2355 or 1-800-859-4229 press 0 for information or an appointment. Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). Free breast exams, mammograms and pap smears for persons 40 years to 64 years of age income based. Please call (989) 743-2370 or 1-800-859-4229 for guidelines. Parent Helpline Call 1-800-942-HELP Cold temperatures, heavy snow and treacherous ice storms are all risks of the coming winter season. вЂњSevere winter weather can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who donвЂ™t take the proper precautions,вЂќ said FEMA Region V acting administrator Janet Odeshoo. вЂњPreparedness begins with knowing your risks, making a communications plan with your family and having an emergency supply kit with essentials such as water, food, flashlights and medications.вЂќ Once youвЂ™ve taken these steps, consider going beyond the basics of disaster preparedness with the following tips to stay safe this cold season: *Winterize your emergency supply kit. Before winter approaches, add the following items to your supply kit: Rock salt or other environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products. * Sand to improve traction. *Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment. *Sufficient heating fuel and/or a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove. *Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm. Stay fire safe: *Keep flammable items at least three feet from heat sources like radiators, space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves. *Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time. *Ensure you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Check it on a monthly basis. Keep warm, even when itвЂ™s cold outside: *If you have a furnace, have it inspected now to ensure itвЂ™s in good working condition. *If your home heating requires propane gas, stock up on your propane supply and ensure you have enough to last an entire winter. Many homeowners faced shortages due to the record freezing winter weather last year, and this season thereвЂ™s the possibility of lower than normal tem989-723-1118 peratures again. DonвЂ™t be caught unprepared. **Avoid the dangers of carbon monoxide by installing battery-powered or battery back-up carbon monoxide detectors. *Winterize your home to extend the life of your fuel supply by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows, and installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic. **Prevent frozen pipes: If your pipes are vulnerable to freezing, i.e., they run through an unheated or unprotected space, consider keeping your faucet at a slow Shiawassee County SheriffвЂ™s Detectives have arrested a 989-723-1118 drip when extremely cold temperatures are predicted. suspect in regards to the Sept. 27, 2014 home invasion and *If youвЂ™re planning a trip this winter, avoid setting your heat too low. If tembeating of an Ovid man. peratures dip dangerously low while youвЂ™re away, that could cause pipes to freeze. Thirty-nine year old Jason Darwin Youngs Sr. of St. Johns Consider draining your homeвЂ™s water system before leaving as another way to avoid has been charged with 1st degree home invasion, breaking frozen pipes. and entering and habitual offender fourth notice for his alYou can always find valuable information to help you prepare for winter emerleged involvement in this incident. Suspect Youngs is curgencies at www.ready.gov/winter-weather. Bookmark FEMAвЂ™s mobile site rently lodged at the Shiawassee County Jail without bond. http://m.fema.gov, or download the FEMA app today to have vital information just This incident remains under investigation by Shiawassee County SheriffвЂ™s Detectives one click away. who anticipate one additional subject being charged for participating in this incident. 989-723-1118 SheriffвЂ™s Detectives were assisted by the Clinton County SheriffвЂ™s Office during the dolls to newer dolls. Open to 985 E. Bennington Rd., all are course of this investigation. Suspect Arrested For West M-21 Home Invasion/Beating HIGHLIGHTS TWICE yearly $5 Jewelry Sale hosted by Memorial Healthcare Auxiliary, one day, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. Proceeds benefit patient care at Memorial Healthcare; cash, debit/credit cares, payroll deduction accepted. DOLL EXHIBIT, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15, hosted by Durand Free Methodist Church; many kinds of dolls from antique the public, free admission and refreshments. (There will be no doll sales.) For more, persons may contact the church, (989) 288-3063. LENNON COMMUNITY Food Pantry available. Persons may call (both 810) 621-4285 or 621-3676, leave a message and someone will return the call. ANNUAL MRAHS Community Thanksgiving potluck, Nov. 24 at the former Church at welcome, set up at 6 p.m., dinner and stories start at 6:30 p.m. LOCATION CHANGE вЂ“ OHS Class of 1959 вЂ“ вЂњCome join the classmates the third Monday of each month for lunch at JumboвЂ™s, Washington at Comstock, downtown Owosso. All classmates and spouses are wel989-723-1118 come,вЂќ a member. 1907 said W. M-21, Owosso For any questions, persons may contact Joann, (989) 723-5358, or Kay, (989) 725-2394. AвЂў2вЂўZ Keys, LLC I stock what you canвЂ™t find at the hardware store. We Repair Remote Fobs & Install Deadbolts See me at the WE Downtown FarmerвЂ™s CUTMarket & PROGRAM 989-723-1118 1907 W. M-21, Owosso 37 Years In Business Melco Interiors 989-723-1118 Robert Zalokar, CFPВ®, CPA Certified Financial Plannerв„ў Professional 121 W. Exchange P.O. Box 218 Owosso Phone: 989-725-1116 Fax: 989-725-1117 Everything for your windows 307 N. Washington St., Downtown Owosso 989-723-3335 melcointerior.com вЂў Blinds вЂў Shades вЂў Valances вЂў Drapes вЂў Interior Design & Installation вЂў Matthew 6:33 WE CUT Transponder & PROGRAM Chip Transponder Car Keys Chip Car Keys Program My Number in Your Phone Contacts Before The Need Rises 989-743-6431 989-277-5869 By Appointment 989-723-1118 1907 W. M-21 BrownвЂ™s Owosso Plumbing & Heating! www.owossoindependent.com Think Professional Affordable Plumbing FAST SERVICE!! вЂў Toilets вЂў Tubs вЂў Faucets вЂў Water Heaters вЂў Sumps вЂў Sewer Drains вЂў Pipe Repair REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT!! Your Heating & Air Conditioning Family! 989-723-2948 The Wednesday Independent вЂў Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Continued from Page 1 of the most stable in the group!вЂќ Abrahms said. The New York Post calls the show Drop Dead funny. The cast is comprised of OCP veterans, along with 2 newcomers to the Lebowsky stage. Jessica Hickey recently moved to the area from California, and Angela Clayton, who was interested in performing after seeing her son NoahвЂ™s involvement in several shows. Show dates are Nov. 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 16 and 23 at 3 p.m. Adult tickets are $15, students/ seniors are $13.50 and children under 13 are $7.50. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at owossoplayers.com. Box Office Hours are Monday Friday from 10 a.m-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. (Courtesy Photo) HIGHLIGHTS BUCK POLE вЂ“ Morrice United Methodist Church will again host the Morrice Buck Pole, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Morrice Senior Center. Prizes will be awarded in categories such as Heaviest Buck, Largest Point Rack, First Deer Hung, Oldest Hunter and a Youth category. Raffle prizes will be a 22-foot Extreme Ladder Tree Stand, 10 MP trail cam and $50 gas card; raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Concessions will be available all day, with free coffee and hot chocolate from 2 to 4 p.m. as well as a $1 raffle table and flea market. Booths for flea market/rummage sale items are available for $10 each. To obtain sale space, raffle tickets or for more information, persons may call Wendi Valentine, (517) 9272456. The Morrice Senior Center is at the corner of Main and Mason streets in Morrice. DENTAL CARE вЂ“ Health DeliveryвЂ™s Shiawassee Dental Bus at the Shiawassee Community Health Center, 1975 W. M-21 (at Delaney Road), west of Owosso. Persons may call (989) 759-6489 to schedule an appointment. Program funding is from Memorial Healthcare, Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority and the Shiawassee United Way. Adults who have Medicaid insurance are eligible for the dental care. For transportation, persons are asked to call SATA, (989) 729-2687. Celebrate SACвЂ™s 26th Annual Holiday at the Center! There is something for everyone during SACвЂ™s 26th Annual Holiday at the Center! Nearly 80 Michigan artists are displaying and selling their original artwork, unique gift items and holiday decorations. Visitors are sure to find gifts at affordable prices for everyone on their gift lists. The show, which is generously sponsored by Memorial Healthcare with outdoor decorations by Sunburst Gardens, runs through Dec. 31. Artists participating include Mary Lou Ackerman, Juanita Baldwin, Janet Baugher, Linda Beeman, KW Bell, George Bochnig, Jeanette Brayan, Donald Bullis, Rebecca Case, Brent Corbin, Anni Crouter, Jeanne Curtis, Elaine Dobrowolski, Jill Doederlein, Ruth Egnater, Joel Ellis, Lance Ellenberg, Cindy Evans, Carol Fabrizio, Susan Fernholz, Gretchen Fielek, Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Alan Friend, Maureen Gilna, Mark Green, Angela Hamilton, Cherie Haney, Rosemary Hayes, Wendy Hines, Sylvia Hirschegger, Barb Holmer, Andrea Jeris, Arthur Johns, Harold Joy, Bobbi Kilty, Penny Knapp, Karen Kong, Jessica Kovan, Nancy Kremreiter, Lee Kronenberg, Nancy Kronenberg, Lily LaFollette, Brian Lambert, Jann Johnson Lardie, Phyllis Lahmann, Richard Lahmann, Deborah Laverty, Susan McGuire, Sue Monroe, Gary Mulnix, Susan Newcom, Josie Norris, Abdullah Ouahmane, Joyce Pearson, Karl Racenis, Paul Rozycki, Linda Ruehle, Tamara Sanders, Anita Saviko, Rudy Saviko, Dave Smith, Sheryl Stephens, Mel Swartz, Your local agent insures your Page 5 Talented Trio, Carolyn Texera, Douglas Thayer, Carolyn Thomas, Tom Tomasek, Jeanne Van Wieren, Katherine Vujea, Nancy Wickman, Joy Willging, Denise WillingBooher, Marilyn Willingham, Mary Wonser, Rich Wood and Michelle Tock York. Opening Receptions: The Member Opening Reception is Saturday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. Refreshments, piano music by Richard Lahmann, raffle and book signing. Twenty percent off one purchase! The Public Opening Reception is Sunday, Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m. Refreshments, piano music by Richard Lahmann, raffle and book signing. ChildrenвЂ™s Day is Sunday, Dec. 7, 2-4 p.m. Special FREE event for children of all ages with refreshments, music, art activities, book signing and visit by Santa and helper from Totally Toys Shop. Gingerbread House Village on display from Saturday art classes. This event is kindly sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Edgar Brown. Silent Auction - nearly two dozen great silent auction items will be up for bid through Dec. 18. Artists who have kindly donated their artwork are Juanita Baldwin, Janet Baugher, George Bochnig, Donald Bullis, Joel Ellis, Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Nancy Kremreiter, Brian Lambert, Sue Monroe, Abdullah Ouahmane, Carolyn Thomas and Joy Willging. HIGHLIGHT вЂњROAD Riders for Jesus provides you with a personal ministry, and can become whatever you put into it,вЂќ said organizers. Meetings at 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the 401 Restaurant, in the Corunna City Centre building, across from the historic Shiawassee County Courthouse, downtown Corunna. For more, persons may contact Neil Schultz, (989) 277-5839. Christmas Open House вЂњGlory to God in the HighestвЂќ Luke 2:14 Saturday, Nov. 15 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit Our Beautifully Decorated Chapel! Enjoy Refreshments! Noodle Bowls Spicy Mongolian Steak Ginger Miso Chicken John Wilkins 989-725-8181 [email protected] FarmBureauInsurance.com 602 E. Main Owosso Gayle Green Flowers & Chapel 124 S. Saginaw, Henderson вЂў 989-725-8989 $6.39 Add a Smoothie to Your Noodle Bowl! for only $2.99 Expires Nov. 30, 2014 1561 E. 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I am not discouraged, because every The Independent Newspaper wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.вЂќ ~ Thomas A.Reach Edison Your Target Market In The Independent Newspaper LEGAL NOTICE SPECIAL THANKS to ABATE of Michigan вЂ“ Chapter 20 for selecting the Owosso Fire Department to receive $5,600 from the recent Biking for Burns fundraiser were expressed during the Oct. 6 Owosso City Council meeting, with Salvation Army Lt. Cassie Gray (left) reading the commendation to Bryan Finks of Flint, the ABATE representative. Major Henry Tempel (center) joined in the thanks. Owosso firefighters/paramedics volunteered for the fundraiser staffing, as they have over the years. ABATE annually selects an organization to receive proceeds from its fundraising and this year it was the Owosso Fire Department. 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But 3-the if you think that the rise of the hybrid car, our embrace of public transit, walking, biking and those new windows on e According to the house are behind the trend, think s thagain. i T вЂ� the EIA, increased energy efficiency has played a role, as have recent warmer winters and the recession, but the key hedriver has been the swapping out of coal at power plants and industrial facilities across theGreat country for cleanerLook for burning and now more abundant natural Deals in Your gas. 118 reason so much natural gas is around is the rise of hy3-1The Independent! draulic fracturing (вЂњfrackingвЂќ), a technique whereby drill989-723-1118 ers inject water and chemicals into underground shale rock deposits to free up otherwise trapped natural gas. Fracking has allowed U.S. oil companies to access huge natural gas deposits from the Marcellus Shale in the Northeast and elsewhere. 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STATE OF MICHIGAN 35TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ORDER REGARDING ALTERNATE SERVICE CASE NO. 14-6187-CH 208 N. Shiawassee St., Corunna, MI 48817 989-743-2262 JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association Rana Razzaque (P67627) 31440 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 248-723-5073 v Mac-Clair Mortgage Corporation THE COURT FINDS: Service of process upon the defendant, Mac-Clair Mortgage Corporation cannot reasonably be made as provided in MCR2.105 and service of process may be made in a manner that is reasonably calculated to give the defendant actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. IT IS ORDERED: 1. Service of the summons and complaint and a copy of this order shall be made by the following method(s). b. Tacking or п¬Ѓrmly afп¬Ѓxing to the door at . d. Other: Publish in the local news for three consecutive weeks. 11-3-14 Gerald D. Lostracco P16808 the вЂ�Tis on s a e S ! e h t s вЂ�Ti S FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE A MILITARY SERVICEMEMBER ON ACTIVE DUTY NOW OR IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE. Mortgage Sale - Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by John Baley Married to Leslie Baley to Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., Mortgagee, dated April 12, 2007, and recorded on April 16, 2007, in Liber 1109, Page 718, Shiawassee County Records, said mortgage was assigned to Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC by an Assignment of Mortgage dated January 04, 2014 and recorded February 24, 2014 in Liber 1195, Page 866, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Eighty-Six Thousand Sixty-One and 89/100 ($86,061.89) including interest at the rate of 6.50000% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Shiawassee County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 10:00 AM on December 3, 2014 Said premises are situated in the Village of Bancroft, Shiawassee County, Michigan, and are described as: A part of the West half of the Northwest quarter of Section 36, Town 6 North, Range 3 East, Village of Bancroft, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan, described as follows, to wit; A part of the West half of the Northwest quarter of Section 36, Town 6 North, Range 3 East, in Michigan, beginning at a point 80 feet East of the Southeast corner of Lot 3 in Block 9 of Village of Bancroft, according to the recorded plat thereof, and thence East 125.00 feet; thence South 75 feet; thence West 125 feet; and thence North 75 feet to the place of beginning. Commonly known as: 104 Beach St., BANCROFT, MI 48414 If the property is eventually sold at foreclosure sale, the redemption period will be 6.00 months from the date of sale unless the property is abandoned or used for agricultural purposes. If the property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 and/or 600.3241a, the redemption period will be 30 days from the date of sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. If the property is presumed to be used for agricultural purposes prior to the date of the foreclosure sale pursuant to MCL 600.3240, the redemption period is 1 year. Pursuant to MCL 600.3278, if the property is sold at a foreclosure sale, the borrower(s) will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages are, if any, limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our ofп¬Ѓce as you may have certain rights. Dated: November 5, 2014 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomп¬Ѓeld Hills, MI 48302, (248) 335-9200 Case No. 14MI01152-1 (11-05)(11-26) 989-723-1118 142 words 989-723-1118 ! n o eas he t s i вЂ�T -1118 723 989- 989-723-1118 The Independent Newspaper L N Reach Your TargetOTICE Market In EGAL The Independent Newspaper FORECLOSURE NOTICE This п¬Ѓrm is a debt collector attemptEGAL OTICE ing to collect a debt. Any informaInvolve Yourself! Involve Yourself! tion obtained will be used for this AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE The Independent Newspaper The Independent Newspaper purpose. If you are in the Military, ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLplease contact our ofп¬Ѓce at the numLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORber listed below. ATTN PURCHASMATION OBTAINED WILL BE The Independent Classifi eds TheThis Independent eds by ERS: sale may beClassifi rescinded USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 989-723-1118 989-723-1118 the foreclosing mortgagee for any NOTIFY US AT THE NUMBER reason. In that event, your damages, BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE if any, shall be limited solely to the MILITARY DUTY. return of the bid amount tendered at MORTGAGE SALE - Default having The Independent Newspaper Group 98 sale, plus interest, and the purchasbeen made in the terms and conditions er shall have no further recourse of a certain mortgage made by Ronald J against the Mortgagor,Group the Mort-98 Latunski, and Michelle Marr, MortTheMIndependent Newspaper gagee, or the MortgageeвЂ™s attorney. gagors, to Bank of America NA, MortMORTGAGE SALE вЂ“ Default has gagee, dated the 15th day of Septembeen made in the conditions of a ber, 2010 recorded in the ofп¬ЃNewspaper ce of Theand Independent Group www.owo certain mortgage made by: Holly A. the Register of Deeds, for The County Drobil, a married woman, and Richard of Shiawassee and State of Michigan, R. Drobil, her husband to Mortgage on the 30thIndependent day of September, 2010 in The Newspaper Group www.owo Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Liber 1152 of Shiawassee County Reas nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., cords, page 0304, said Mortgage havits successors and assigns, Mortgagee, ing been assigned to Green Tree Serdated May 20, 2013 and recorded June vicing LLC on which mortgage there 28, 2013 in Liber 1188 Page 90 Shiais claimed to be due, at the date of this wassee County Records, Michigan. notice, the sum of One Hundred Fifty Said mortgage was assigned to: QuickFour Thousand Eight Hundred Sevenen Loans Inc., by assignment dated ty Eight & 68/100 ($154,878.68), and April 21, 2014 and recorded April no suit or proceeding at law or in eq28, 2014 in Liber 1198, Page 400, on uity having been instituted to recover which mortgage there is claimed to be the debt secured by said mortgage or due at the date hereof the sum of One any part thereof. Now, therefore, by Hundred Twelve Thousand Two Hunvirtue of the power of sale contained in dred Ninety-Five Dollars and Fiftysaid mortgage, and pursuant to statute Four Cents ($112,295.54) including of the State of Michigan in such case interest 4% per annum. Under the made and provided, notice is hereby power of sale contained in said mortgiven that on the 10th day of Decemgage and the statute in such case made ber, 2014 at 10:00 AM oвЂ™clock Local and provided, notice is hereby given Time, said mortgage will be foreclosed that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highby a sale of the mortgaged premises, est bidder, at the Courthouse in the or some part of them, at public vendue, City of Corunna MI (that being the Circuit Court of Shiawassee County building where the Circuit Court for at 10:00AM on December 17, 2014 the County of Shiawassee is held), of Said premises are situated in Townthe premises described in said mortship of Burns, Shiawassee County, gage, or so much thereof as may be Michigan, and are described as: PART necessary to pay the amount due, as OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARaforesaid on said mortgage, with interTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP est thereon at 4.875% per annum and 5 NORTH, RANGE4 EAST, BURNS all legal costs, charges, and expenses, TOWNSHIP, SHIAWASSEE COUNincluding the attorney fees allowed by TY, MICHIGAN, DESCRIBED AS law, and also any sum or sums which BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE may be paid by the undersigned, necWEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, essary to protect its interest in the WHICH IS NORTH 00 DEGREES premises. Which said premises are 09 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST described as follows: All that certain 1052.72 FEET ALONG SAID WEST piece or parcel of land, including any LINE FROM THE SOUTHWEST and all structures, and homes, manuCORNER OF SAID SECTION 17, factured or otherwise, located thereon, THENCE CONTINUING ALONG situated in the Township of BenningSAlD WEST LINE NORTH 00 DEton, County of Shiawassee, State of GREES 09 MINUTES 10 SECONDS Michigan, and described as follows, WEST 270.09 FEET, THENCE to wit: Part of the Northwest fractional SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MIN1/4 of Section 5, Town 6 North, Range UTES 18 SECONDS EAST 322.56 2 East, Bennington Township, ShiaFEET ALONG THE EAST AND wassee County, Michigan, described WEST ONE-EIGHTH LINE IN SAID as: Beginning on the West section line SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER, 649 feet North from the West 1/4 post THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES of said section; thence North 330 feet; 09 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 30 270.17 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 seconds East 530 feet; thence South 00 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 30 SECdegrees 02 minutes 10 seconds West ONDS WEST 322.55 FEET TO THE 330 feet; thence South 89 degrees 14 POINT OF BEGINNING. Commonly minutes 30 seconds West 530 feet to known as 11615 Vernon Rd, Bancroft the point of beginning During the six MI 48414 The redemption period shall (6) months immediately following the be 6 months from the date of such sale, sale, the property may be redeemed, unless determined abandoned in acexcept that in the event that the propcordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL erty is determined to be abandoned 600.3241a, in which case the redemppursuant to MCLA 600.3241a, the tion period shall be 30 days from the property may be redeemed during 30 date of such sale, or upon the expiradays immediately following the sale. tion of the notice required by MCL Pursuant to MCLA 600.3278, the 600.3241a(c), whichever is later; or mortgagor(s) will be held responsible unless MCL 600.3240(17) applies. to the person who buys the property at If the property is sold at foreclosure the foreclosure sale or to the mortgage sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised holder for damaging the property durJudicature Act of 1961, under MCL ing the redemption period. If the sale is 600.3278, the borrower will be held set aside for any reason, the Purchaser responsible to the person who buys at the sale shall be entitled only to a rethe property at the mortgage forecloturn of the deposit paid. The Purchaser sure sale or to the mortgage holder shall have no further recourse against for damaging the property during the the Mortgagee or the MortgageeвЂ™s atredemption period. Dated: 11/12/2014 torney Dated: 11/12/2014 Green Tree Quicken Loans Inc., Assignee of Servicing LLC Mortgagee Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & AsFABRIZIO & BROOK, P.C. Attorney sociates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite for Green Tree Servicing LLC 700 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) Tower Drive, Ste. 510 Troy, MI 48098 844-5123 Our File No: 14-13032 (11(248) 362-2600 GTAZ FNMA Latun12)(12-03) skiRo (11-12)(12-03) L N 576 words The Wednesday Independent вЂў Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Read About It In The Independent Newspaper Read About It In The Independent Newspaper Support Local Businesses! The Independent Newspaper Support Local Businesses! The Independent Newspaper Understand Local Politics! The Independent Newspaper Understand Local Politics! The Independent Newspaper Page 7 89-723-1118 89-723-1118 VOLUNTEERS вЂ“ A few of the many volunteers that it takes to hold an emergency food assistance distribution ossoindependent.com gathered Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Capitol Area ComDISTRIBUTION вЂ“ On Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. munity Services office, 1845 Corunna Avenue (M-71), beto 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m., an emergency food assistance tween Owosso and Corunna. They include (from left): Reossoindependent.com nate Loomis of Bancroft, Ray Loomis of Bancroft, Amber distribution was held at the CACS office on Corunna Avenue between Owosso and Corunna. Between 800 and Boshaw of Chesaning and David Eckstein of Durand. Food Distribution Helping Many Introducing... W NE By Melissa Shepard, associate editor вЂњClub Della BirraвЂќ Weekly Membership ~~ Benefits ~~ SUNDAY: Beer & a Bloody $6 MONDAY: Beer & Breadsticks 549 words TUESDAY: Pint & a Pie $10 (Traditional 8вЂќ 2-Item) WEDNESDAY: Pint & a Pound of Wings $10 Exclusive Membership $25 Includes ~ Growler & the 1st Pint of Your Choice ~ $10 Gift Card THURSDAY: Growler Night (Select Beers) 900 households in Shiawassee County and over 4,000 households total in Eaton, Ingham, Clinton and Shiawassee counties are helped quarterly. (Independent Photo/MELISSA SHEPARD) $10 Holiday Gift Cert ificates 200 E. Comstock St., Owosso 989-725-5767 www.romaspizza.com вЂў 7 Days a Week On the 50th Anniversary of Community Action Agencies, Capital Area Community Services celebrated in the best way possible, holding an all-day Community Food Distribution at its offices, between Owosso and Corunna on Corunna Avenue (M-71). Barbara Sluka-Zumsteg, associate director of Program Operations for CACS in Lansing stated, вЂњThis is our way of celebrating the 50th anniversary, by distributing food, informing people of our services and thanking them for using the services.вЂќ CACS distributes food to over 4,000 households in Eaton, Ingham, Clinton and Shiawassee counties quarterly, and that includes 800-900 households in Shiawassee County. The food is provided by the USDA. Fifty percent of the cost is funded and a community services block grant funds the other 50 percent. In 2013, over 1.2 million pounds of food was distributed through the four counties. Lots of volunteers and CACS staff are needed to hold a food distribution. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TCFAP) is a quarterly food assistance program that provides commodities to low-income households four times per year. Food boxes are distributed during four months of the year вЂ“ March, June, August and November. Also available is Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which is also funded by the USDA. Food packages are distributed monthly to supplement the nutritional needs of low-income pregnant and breast-feeding women, new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to their sixth birthday and those persons at least 60 years of age who meet income eligibility requirements. Also available through CACS are programs for Family Stability, which include homeless prevention and utility and housing assistance; Foreclosure Counseling; Energy Education; Financial Education; Free Income Tax Preparation; Advocacy, Outreach and Assistance; and Information/Referral and Linkage to other services in the community. For more information, persons may visit the Capital Area Community Services Office, 1845 Corunna Avenue, Owosso, or by calling (989) 723-3115. вЂ™Tis the Season! Let Us Help With All of Your Advertising! Teresa Cooper Sales Representative Tracy Hilgendorf Sales Representative Cindy Livingston Sales Representative The Independent Newsgroup Ken Scott Sales Representative Rita Wesley Sales Representative Kim Lazar Sales Manager 989-723-1118 вЂў www.owossoindependent.com Facebook: Independent newsgroup Page 8 The Wednesday Independent вЂў Wednesday, November 12, 2014 HIGHLIGHTS GARDEN CLUB вЂ“ If you have ever thought of customizing a flower and naming it in honor of someone you love, you are invited to the next meeting of the Owosso Garden Club, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at St. PaulвЂ™s Episcopal Church, 111 S. Shiawassee (M-71), Corunna. The featured speaker is Teresa Dillon, who will make a presentation on Hybridizing and Registering Daylilies. The pub- lic is invited to this free event; refreshments will be served. For more information persons may call Kathryn Gehrs-Pahl, (989) 723-9927. 6 p.m. in the upper hall. Refreshments will be available. Donations at the door. 50/50 during the evening. Public welcome to both. BURNS GRANGE will be holding a chili supper and jamboree on Friday, Nov. 21 at Burns Grange #160, 6630 Cole Road, Bancroft. Dinner will be served from 4:30-6 p.m., $5 per person. Chili and all the fixings, including dessert and beverage. Jamboree will begin at EUCHRE tournament will be held at the Owosso Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 22, beginning at 4 p.m. Register by 3:30 p.m. Price to enter is $10 per person, will include Coney dogs, chips and cookies. There will be a first-, second- and third-place pay out. All money raised for cancer stays in Owosso for the Memorial Healthcare Cancer Center. Everyone invited. Persons may call Owosso Eagles (989) 723-2544, Emma Seigel, (989) 277-5944, or Jan Pitt, (989) 277-4386. FREE Movie and Taco Family Night at First United Methodist Church of New Lothrop, 7495 Orchard Street, New Lothrop, Saturday, Nov. 22. Food available as of 5:30 p.m. with the movie at 6 p.m. All welcome. 989-723-1118 WOLFPACK Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15, by the Laingsburg Band Boosters in the Laingsburg High School gymnasium, 8008 Woodbury Road, Laingsburg. Featured will be handmade crafters, artisans and product vendors. Admission is free for shoppers. Door prizes will be awarded and concessions will be available. вЂњThis is a great time to start Christmas shopping, so please join us,вЂќ said organizers. Proceeds benefit the Laingsburg band programs, and vendor space is still available. For more information, persons may contact Arlena at [email protected] CURWOOD Castle in Owosso is normally open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $2 per adult; $1 per child. All proceeds from admission and souvenirs sold go toward keeping the Castle open and restoration efforts. The Independent Newspaper Service Directory Call today to advertise here! 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CONSIDER COUNCIL APPEAL OF COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL FEE: Kerridge stated that Corunna Schools receive a half rate rental fee already. The choir director wanted that fee cut to $100 per day. Bennett moved, Johnson seconded, to allow the choir to rent at the rate of $300, with the incentive that, if the set up and clean-up work is done by the parents and students, they will get half of that money refunded. Horton clariп¬Ѓed that it would be $300 per day and Johnson clariп¬Ѓed that it had to be cleaned up both days to get half of the fee back. Roll Call Vote: Yes: Rodriguez, Horton, Johnson, Hess, Bennett. No: None. Motion CARRIED. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Diane Johnson commented on the front of city hall looked very nice. Kerridge thanked the Chemical Bank volunteers that cleaned that up on Columbus Day. They also stained one of the gazebos in the park and painted the ceiling in the Community Center kitchen. EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR DAM LITIGATION: Johnson moved, Bennett seconded, to leave regular council session and enter into executive session for information on the dam litigation with the state. Roll Call Vote: Yes: Bennett, Johnson, Rodriguez, Hess, Horton. No: None. Motion CARRIED. Time was 7:32 p.m. Johnson moved, Hess seconded, to leave executive session and enter back into regular council session. Roll Call Vote: Yes: Bennett, Rodriguez, Horton, Johnson, Hess. No: None. Motion CARRIED. Time was 7:45 p.m. Johnson moved, Hess seconded, to approve further litigation, regarding the dam, to appeal to the Supreme Court of Michigan. Roll Call Vote: Yes: Rodriguez, Hess, Horton, Bennett, Johnson. No: None. Motion CARRIED. ADJOURN: Sliwa moved, Hess seconded, to adjourn. Roll Call Vote: Yes: Bennett, Hess, Horton, Johnson, Rodriguez. No: None. Motion CARRIED. Time was 7:50 p.m. Charles Kerridge, Mayor Nichole Cowdrey, Clerk For complete minutes, go to www.corm.us. вЂњMake the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.вЂќ ~ Henry David Thoreau 030 Announcements ARE YOU TIRED of Sticky, Smelly pop bottles and cans? Call us! 989-721-9161 FOR SALE LIQUOR License Class C for Shiawassee County. $35,000/obo 989-277-3555. MY-CAN PORTABLE TOILETS. No job too big or small! Any reason, any season, anytime. Since 1978 989-288-7779 Announcements 030 The Independent Newsgroup OWOSSO BAND BOOSTERS Annual Fruit & Wreath Sale Oct. 28th-Nov. 14th Delivery Dec. 13th. Fruit Available: ~Tangerine ~Navel Oranges ~Grapefruit ~Mixed Wreaths Available: ~Balsam Door Swag ~Balsam Wreath ~Evergreen Garland The sales of these orders will help pay for band uniforms and band trips. If you have any questions please call Matt Grubb at 989-725-8300. 065 Miscellaneous E-mail: [email protected] Sunday Deadline: Thursday Noon вЂў Wednesday Deadline: Monday 3pm C L A S S 055 I F 060 I E D S Main Office: 1907 W. M-21, Owosso E-mail: [email protected] Sunday Deadline: Thursday Noon вЂў Wednesday Deadline: Monday 3pm Call 989-723-1118 C L A S S I F I E D S Main Office: 1907 W. M-21, Owosso The Independent Newsgroup Page 9 Call 989-723-1118 Sunday Deadline: Thursday Noon Wednesday Deadline: Monday 3pm Present: Horton, Johnson, Rodriguez, Bennett, Hess. Absent: Sliwa. Guests: Merilee Lawson, Rex Menzer, Diane Johnson, Dennis Johnson, Bob Morehouse, Jess Robison, Argus Press. The meeting was called to order in council chambers in the lower level of the Community Center by Mayor Kerridge at 7:00 p.m. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING: Johnson moved, Bennett seconded, to approve the minutes of the 10-20-2014 regular council meeting. Roll Call Vote: Yes: Johnson, Rodriguez, Bennett, Hess, Horton. No: None. Motion CARRIED. AGENDA APPROVAL: Johnson moved, Rodriguez seconded, to approve the agenda with the addition of 1A. Consider Excusing Councilperson Sliwa from the November 3, 2014 regular council meeting due to illness. Roll Call Vote: Yes: Bennett, Hess, Horton, Johnson, Rodriguez. No: None. Motion CARRIED. APPROVAL OF VENDOR DISBURSEMENTS: Johnson moved, Horton seconded, to approve vendor disbursements from 10-10-2014 through 10-232014, as presented. Roll Call Vote: Yes: Bennett, Hess, Horton, Johnson, Rodriguez. No: None. Motion CARRIED. PUBLIC COMMENTS: There were no public comments. MANAGERвЂ™S REPORT: There was no managerвЂ™s report. CONSIDER EXCUSING COUNCILPERSON SLIWA FROM THE NOVEMBER 3, 2014 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING DUE TO ILLNESS: Johnson moved, Bennett seconded, to excuse Councilperson Sliwa from the November 3, 2014 regular council meeting due to illness. 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This home is beautiful inside and out. www.owossohomes.net. Call Randy 989-729-9644. Equal Housing Opportunity Page 12 The Wednesday Independent вЂў Wednesday, November 12, 2014 80 percent or more reductions needed to prevent the most dangerous risks of climate disruption. The target is within reach, he says, but power plant carbon pollution standards, among other changes, will be needed. Lashof adds that the only way to keep the ball rolling is via a coordinated effort including stricter federal carbon and energy efficiency standards, new state renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives and reworked zoning and transportation policies that discourage the use of private automobiles. вЂњWe can build the clean energy future we need, but we arenвЂ™t there yet and itвЂ™s not going to happen by itself.вЂќ Also, even if Americans can mobilize to get their emissions in check, will it matter? During 2012, energy-related carbon emissions fell by some 3.7 percent in the U.S., but rose 1.4 percent overall around the world. Indeed, global carbon emissions are on an unrelenting upward march as developing nations acquire the taste for the extravagant fossil-fuel-driven lifestyle perfected in the U.S. Contacts: U.S. Energy Information Administration, www.eia.gov; NRDC, www.nrdc.org. EarthTalkВ® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered HELPING at the Owosso First United Methodist Church on Oct. 25 were (from left): trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions Rev. Cal Long, Carolyn Wing and Lt. Cassie Grey from the Salvation Army. (Courtesy Photo) to: [email protected] United Methodist Women Celebration Over 300 women plus several clergy members gathered at the Owosso First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 25, for the 41st annual celebration and meeting of the United Methodist Women Detroit Conference. The conference theme was вЂњTo Experience Freedom as Whole Persons.вЂќ The ingathering gift for this meeting was the collection of socks by all of the attendee with 2,702 pairs of socks collected and donated to the Shiawassee County Salvation Army. Carolyn Wing, president of the local UMW, greeted and welcomed the group and Kay Mowery, Detroit Conference UMW president conducted the meeting. A goodwill offering was collected with Meredith Cassing providing the solo accompaniment. Missionaries Randy Joe Hildebrant from GodвЂ™s Country Cooperative Parish, Paradise, Michigan, Mary Gladstone-Highland, a Church and Community Worker based at the Clarkston UMC, and Chelsea Spryes from the NOAH (Networking, Organizing & Advocating for the Homeless) in Detroit all spoke briefly of their positions. In the afternoon following lunch, the guests were treated to special music by the Owosso First Bell Choir and pianist Ann Ferden. Several committee reports were given and conference officers for the coming year were installed. The conference budget (pledge to mission) is $275,000. Keynote speaker was Michigan area Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey. She was ordained as a Deacon in 1974 and as an Elder in 1977. After serving numerous churches, she was appointed a Bishop in 2004. Following this, communion was served and the ingathering of socks was dedicated and the benediction given. Previously, on Oct. 14, the local group met with Joanne McCall from Nelson-House Funeral Home for the program. McCall gave a gift certificate to Jan Mayer. Linda Harris led devotions and Judy Nichols and Gail Rheaume served refreshments. Decline of CO2 Emissions Continued from Page 6 Furthermore, EIA says our energy-related carbon emissions are already rising again given recent increases in natural gas prices that have steered some utilities back to coal. The EIA anticipates U.S. energy-related carbon emissions rising 1.7 percent in 2013 and another 0.9 percent in 2014. The most important remaining question, says Lashof, is whether or not the U.S. will continue to reduce its CO2 emissions to achieve the presidentвЂ™s 2020 goal of a 17 percent reduction from 2005 levelsвЂ”and eventually the HELP WANTED Customer Service Currently seeking a motivated self-starter who has the ability to meet deadlines. Must be reliable, have previous customer service skills, knowledge of Quickbooks & Microsoft applications, as well as general office duties. Send current resume to: 1907 W. M-21, Owosso, MI 48867 ATTN: Stacy/Robbin [email protected] HIGHLIGHTS 4TH ANNUAL Christmas in the Village, Saturday, Dec. 6, Lennon Methodist Church, 1014 Oak St., Lennon. Join in the singing of your favorite Christmas songs. The special instrumental music of Glenn Brittain and Devon Cox, special music by Ken Jackman and the crazy antics of вЂњHenry and Doris.вЂќ FOOD Pantry and bread distributions 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Bethany Bible Baptist Church, 10624 S. State Road, Morrice. Morrice location worship 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Persons may call (517) 348-4896 to set pantry appointment. Catering вЂў Carryout Family Meals To Go 1250 E. M-21, Owosso 989-723-9770 Save time. Order Online at www.BobEvans.com FARMHOUSE FEAST Serves 8 for just $84.99!