Postal Customer Volume 30 вЂў Number 92 www owossoindependent.com August 17, 2014 SRI Non Profit Org U.S. Postage Owosso, MI 48867 Permit No. 99 www www www THE ANNUAL Owosso Historic Home Tour will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20, said Elaine Greenway (right) and Lorraine Weckwert (left) of the Owosso Historical Commission during TuesdayвЂ™s Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Chamber A-M membership breakfast at the Owosso-area Big Boy. Among Tour locations will be the Thom Anderson home on Curwood Castle Drive, the Dimmick House bed and breakfast on W. Oliver (dating to the 1800s), Cerveny Jewelers, downtown Owosso, Sosumi on E. Exchange and the second floor rental unit of the Gutting Building next to J&S Tires. Also the Demis Building (known for decades as the home of Pabst Brothers Furniture and Appliance, originally the Osburn Building with a top floor Opera Hall. In addition, the all-new Abiding in the Vine Tea Room, soon to open in the 100 block of E. Main (M-21), the newly-opened Market on Main next door, the Hanna apartments in the former Shippee & Smith building at Main and Water, the Owosso Community Players with the newlyopened Lebowsky Center on E. Main and the 100-year-old Owosso Branch of the Shiawassee District Library on W. Main. The pioneer windows are among attractions of the 1800s First Congregational Church, Washington at Williams, known as вЂњThe Stone Church,вЂќ CIRCUIT JUDGE Gerald Lostracco, who was co-chair of the volunteer group which began in about March 1985 to assure renovation of the landmark Shiawassee County Courthouse spoke to the Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole Wednesday afternoon asking the board to get information on bonding for county building maintenance needs. (Behind him is the framed rendering of highly-revered Board Chairman Jake Surbeck, in whose honor the Surbeck Building is named, and owossoindependent.com who died in November 1972 while in office.) The Courthouse Preservation CommitteeвЂ™s initial goal was to restore the ornate Circuit Courtroom, then it expanded to the entire building, rather than let it deteriorate to the point where demolition was the only solution. вЂњWe raised money for the work. I asked George Hoddy, who was then 80 years old, to head our fund drive. He accepted and $1.5 million was raised. A Building Authority was established to bond for the rest on the $3.5 million project. We received state grants as well. вЂњBecause of this, the county did not have to ask for a millage. The Courthouse now has a вЂ�True Market ValueвЂ™ of $10 million, IвЂ™ve been told. I would be glad to meet with board members on how the building authority can work so you can get information from bonding attorneys.вЂќ In early 1990, the Building Authority financed the $500,000 addition to the county owossoindependent.com jail, вЂњthe only addition it has had,вЂќ noted the Judge. County Buildings and Grounds SupвЂ™t. Phil Heavilin estimated total county building needs at about $3.5 million. Board Chairman Jeff Bartz said he would appoint Commissioner Gary Holzhausen to meet with Judge Lostracco. Holzhausen said one question he had was how the previous bonds were paid off. (Independent Photo/BILL CONSTINE) owossoindependent.com The Argus Press, the Masonic Temple building, Fifth Third BanksвЂ™ first floor, Curwood Castle, Comstock Cabin, the Gould House, the Woodard Paymaster Building on W. Main near the Shiawassee River and the Amos Gould House. There will also be a tour at Oak Hill Cemetery, noting the burial sites for well-known Owosso residents of the past. Tickets at $20 each, available in advance at owossohistorichometour.com. For the day of the tour, they will be available 9 a.m. to noon at Curwood Castle, the Shiawassee Arts Center, the Gould House and the Paymaster Building. For more, persons may contact the Tour Committee through Curwood Castle, (989) 723-2155. (Independent Photo/BILL CONSTINE) Re-Bidding Underway OwossoвЂ™s City Council voted to reject the sole bid received by the city in late July for replacing the retaining wall along the Shiawassee River adjacent to City Hall. City Manager Don Crawford had recommended holding the bid while seeing what could be done, since it was valid for 30 days. That bid was for more than double the engineerвЂ™s estimate of $305,000 for the work. No bids were received for the cityвЂ™s parking lot project involving the lot between the Armory and Matthews Building, rebuilt several years ago with a state grant, and the new more than 100-space parking lot just over half a block north of WendyвЂ™s parking area, which Crawford and past Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director Adam Zettel said was because of the вЂњparking shortageвЂќ in the downtown. Re-bidding on the parking lot project was underway by Aug. 8, with plans to open bids at 3 p.m. Sept. 2, then confer with state officials the next day on the nearly $700,000 state-administered Downtown Infrastructure (DIG) grant. The city has invested more than $100,000 in engineering for the parking lot project as well as the retaining wall work. During the meeting Tuesday night, councilmembers expressed surprise to learn that the final Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan they had approved for the parking lot project did not include the Continued on Page 3 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 2 The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 Letters to the Editor Editor, The Independent: I would like to thank the voters of Shiawassee County for recognizing the need to take care of our seniors by voting yes on the Senior Millage on Aug. 5, 2014. It is not without your continuous support that we are able to grow our programs and to serve more seniors in their homes. Cynthia Mayhew, executive director Editor, The Independent: I wanted to add my personal вЂњThank YouвЂќ to everyone who donated and/or worked on the millage campaigns this summer for the Friends of SATA. It takes a group effort and the results were, once again, very rewarding; as were transit millage election results statewide. SATA has clearly demonstrated its value to the communities that participate in its service area. I also want to let everyone know that, after several years as the chair of the ad-hoc Friends of SATA organization, it is my intention to step down from this post in the coming year. I will remain on hand to assist current SATA Director Larry Alpert and incoming Director Mary Rice through the transitioning phase with LarryвЂ™s retirement this Oct. 1, and I wonвЂ™t be completely disappearing from the Friends, but IвЂ™ll be reducing my own volunteer activities in the coming year and I think it is time for some fresh leadership to step up. I hope that someone in the community will be interested and willing to lead the Friends effort in the future, and if anyone is interested in doing so and wishes more information, please feel free to contact me and IвЂ™ll be happy to share what it involves. Again, great job everyone and Thank You! Clark Harder, Owosso Chairman, Friends of SATA Weeklong Questions The Shiawassee Republican PartyвЂ™s booth at the Shiawassee County Fair included the traditional questions for Fairgoers to fill out, said Party Chair Theresa Grace. For Sunday, Aug. 3, the question was: вЂњShould Michigan legalize Marijuana?вЂќ The response was 15 yes; 6 no. For Monday, Aug. 4, вЂњShould congress vote to impeach the president?вЂќ Yes, 25; no 4. On Tuesday, Aug. 5, вЂњShould the state bail out Detroit and Flint?вЂќ Yes, 19; no 5. For Wednesday, Aug. 6, вЂњWhat should the U.S. Senate and Congress do about the border?вЂќ Close the border, 26; Allow all that cross into the U.S. citizenship, 0; Allow all who enter a fast track to citizenship, 1. On Thursday, Aug. 7, вЂњWhat should Congress do about the IRS?вЂќ Allow them to continue, 1; Revamp the department, 7; Eliminate the IRS, 12. -- Thanks -Corunna Youth Baseball/Softball would like to thank the Jr. and Sr. Pony coaches for a great season. Thank you Sam Brown and Drew Yott, Art and Jodi Skutt, Ron Jackson and Jim Barrett. Also, thank you to Paul Constine for a wonderful season as umpire director, and all the umpires you provided. Everyone did a great job this season. For Friday, Aug. 8, вЂњWho do you want as your 2016 Presidential candidate?вЂќ Michigan State Senator Joe Hune, 5; Dr. Ben Carson, 5; Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, 4; MichiganвЂ™s 8th district Congressman Mike Rogers, 3; Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 2; Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, 2; Actor Chuck Norris, 2; Texas Governor Rick Perry, 2. Also, Vice President Joe Biden, 1; Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, 1; Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, 1; Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, 1; Indiana Governor Mike Pence, 1; Kentucky Congressman Randal (Rand) Paul, 1; Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, 1; and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, 1. On the final day of the Fair, Saturday, Aug. 9, the question was: вЂњWhat should the state do to fund road repairs?вЂќ Raise taxes, 2; Toll roads, 3; Raise the gas tax, 1; Form a fund and place the gas tax profits in it and money can only be used for roads, 22. Dems Session Jeffery Holmes of Mount Pleasant, Democratic candidate for the 4th U.S. Congressional District, will be the featured speaker for the Shiawassee County Democratic Party Picnic meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, which will be at CorunnaвЂ™s McCurdy Park Community Center lower level. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. вЂњHot dogs, sloppy Joes, table service and beverages will be provided,вЂќ said Party Chair Carol Spaniola. вЂњGuests may bring a passing dish. The August Democratic Fall Convention will convene at 7:30 p.m.вЂќ For more, persons may contact Carol Spaniola, (989) 743-3293. Military Classic Jersey Auction The second annual Military Classic Jersey Auction and Social at the Chesaning American Legion Post 212, 15053 McKeighan Road, Chesaning, will be Saturday, Aug. 23, said Rod Toma of the Legion. Social hour will be 6 to 7 p.m. with the live auction at 7 p.m., then a Comedy Show will follow with Andy Beningo. Beer, wine and other refreshments and snacks will be available. Donations will be accepted at the door, he said. Proceeds will benefit the Chesaning Area Veterans Relief Fund. вЂњThis will be an exclusive, limited opportunity to buy Muffler Man We are more than just your Muffler Specialist SEE US FOR: Ceramic Wheel Brake Pads Alignments $ $ as low as 39.95 as low as 49.95 Heating & Cooling Tune Ups вЂў Oil Changes Two Convenient Locations Owosso 1120 W. Main St. 989-723-6765 Chesaning 830 W. Broad St. 989-845-5473 your own game-work jersey,вЂќ said Toma. вЂњHonor your family/Service member/Veteran by bidding on a jersey. Have the honoreeвЂ™s name placed on the back of the playerвЂ™s jersey. YouвЂ™ll also be introduced with the player at a pre-game ceremony. The jersey will be presented to you and your family in a special post-game ceremony.вЂќ The Military Classic game will be Sept. 5, Chesaning meeting Hemlock. For more, persons may contact Toma, (989) 666-1824, email@example.com or Bill Lickman, (989) 661-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chrysler вЂ�Drive For KidsвЂ™ Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM has teamed up with OwossoвЂ™s Central Elementary School for a Chrysler brand вЂњDrive For KidsвЂќ fundraising event during the annual Open House at the school, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. There will be new model Chrysler Town and Country minivans, Chrysler 300 and Chrysler 200 vehicles on Lee Street, alongside the school grounds, where fundraising test drives will take place. вЂњThis provides a no-pressure environment to check out the new Chrysler brand products,вЂќ said Mary Slingerland. вЂњThe school will receive $10 from Chrysler for every test drive completed with a brief survey. Parents and friends can help the school raise money without reaching into their own pockets by participating in this event. вЂњAny licensed driver 18 years or older who presents a valid Michigan license is eligible to complete a test drive. The school will receive an additional bonus if 150 test drives are completed in this four-hour timeframe. вЂњChrysler and Slingerland recognize the importance of supporting school enrichment programs in the communities where we live and do business, and are proud to be helping our community raise money for OwossoвЂ™s Central Elementary School. вЂњWe are pleased to be able to have this opportunity to push the schoolвЂ™s fundraising goals over the top! Join us 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Central Elementary School, 600 W. Oliver, Owosso during this вЂ�Drive for Kids.вЂ™вЂќ Ride Behind the Steam Engine 75. Hold on to your wallet вЂ�cause Train Robbers have been spotted by local Marshals. Robbers are likely to take the вЂњmoneyвЂќ provided to riders with ticket purchase. Aug. 23-24 & Sept. 13-14 Train Departure Times: High Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. (from the Steam Railroading Institute) Tickets: $15 for Adults $10 for Children 11 and Under For more information: 989-725-9464 405 S. Washington Owosso, MI 48867 www.michigansteamtrain.com Re-Bidding Underway Continued from Page 1 Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce being responsible for the $200,000 for the project which the Downtown Development Authority will bond for. Chamber President/CEO Jeff Deason told the council the chamber has taken on the responsibility for moving the present chamber building вЂ“ and developing a public area in front of the Armory. вЂњWe have been very open with the city. WeвЂ™ve involved city officials throughout our planning,вЂќ said Deason during the Tuesday night meeting. The city councilвЂ™s next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18. Take-Home Pay Reduction With Shiawassee CountyвЂ™s continued budget deficits expected after voters rejected the four-tenths mill Headlee Override Aug. 5, county employees will be asked to contribute about 1.5 percent more of their pay to the Michigan Employees Retirement System (MERS) fund. That is because the countyвЂ™s MERS liability is 60.9 percent funded вЂ“ and MERS has recommended that the county ask employees to pay 5 percent of their pay into the system. A Finance Committee special meeting will review вЂњwhatвЂќ the request should be, said its chairman, Commissioner John Plowman. вЂњIвЂ™m thinking about 1.5 percent rather than the 5 percent MERS has recommended,вЂќ he told fellow commissioners during WednesdayвЂ™s Committee of the Whole meeting. County Administrator TJ Clark read a letter on behalf of county employees asking that commissioners make their decision as soon as possible since employeesвЂ™ take-home pay will be reduced. County Clerk Lauri Braid said that whatever the commissioners decide, the change can be put into effect for non-represented employees anytime, reducing their takehome pay. Most of the countyвЂ™s unionized employees have contracts that have been extended on a year-to-year basis, so commissioners will have to ask to re-open those contracts to make the change, and the cut in employee takehome pay, Braid said. After the special committee meeting, which will be open to all, emphasized Plowman, the recommendation will go to the full board in September for action. Tax Deadline The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 Page 3 without penalty, вЂњifвЂќ a proper request has been filled out and filed with the local Treasurer. Those forms are available from the localityвЂ™s treasurer. Annual Barbecue The Shiawassee Conservation AssociationвЂ™s annual Beef Barbecue, open to the public, will begin at noon Sunday, Aug. 24, at the club grounds, 4247 N. M-52, north of Owosso, continuing into the early evening. Activities are in both the historic Clubhouse, where a large portrait of author-conservationist James Oliver Curwood hangs over the stone fireplace, and at the nearby Pavilion. Curwood donated the land for the Conservation Association. There is large historical marker at the site where the Michigan United Conservation Clubs were founded вЂњbeneath the large oaks.вЂќ Food Available St. JohnвЂ™s United Church of Christ and the Shiawassee The deadline for Summer Property Taxes is nearing, de- Hunger Network Food Pantry will distribute food 1 to 3 pending on the locality where the tax bills were sent as of p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the church, N. Washington at July 1. In Owosso, the deadline is Aug. 31, but since that Oliver, on the north side of downtown Owosso. All who is on a weekend, the deadline moves to the following day, need food are urged to stop by. Sept. 1, which is the Labor Day holiday, thus the payment deadline, without late fees or penalties is Tuesday, Sept. 2, was to be at 3 p.m. Saturday, HIGHLIGHT Aug. 16, at Corunna High at the City HallвЂ™s payment desk, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. School. All welcome. The due-date for qualified senior citizens, handicapped SOCCER вЂ“ The annual Copersons and veterans can be delayed to next February, runna Soccer Alumni Game e k a M Owosso Public Schools Your School of Choice! Student Success Is Our Passion Owosso Public Schools uses International Baccalaureate teaching philosophies district-wide to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better community and world through intercultural understanding and respect. We offer the most diverse and innovative curriculum in the county, in a safe and secure learning environment. Your child is worth all Owosso Public Schools have to offer! вЂў Bentley Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Center delivers a variety of exceptional child care and preschool experiences focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), with transportation to Owosso elementary schools. Preschool programs: 3 and 4 year old tuition, the Great Start Readiness Program (FREE to qualifying 4 year olds), and Early Childhood Special Education. вЂў Owosso Elementary Schools offer the Young Entrepreneur program which encourages innovation and a real-world application to economics. Elementary students are engaged in five encore classes: Technology, Physical Education, World Language & Global Studies, Fine Arts, and Music. вЂў Owosso Middle School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. IB teaching philosophies are used district-wide. www.owosso.k12.mi.us вЂў Owosso High School offers: a seven period schedule, 12 Advanced Placement classes, dual college enrollment, and 18 unique Career and Technical Education classes including Construction Trades, Introduction to and Principles of Engineering, Fashion Design I & II, Virtual Enterprise Inc., and Culinary Arts. вЂў Lincoln Alternative High School offers credit recovery, small class sizes, and real-world applications while students complete their high school diploma. вЂў Diverse enrichment opportunities: field trips, clubs, special events, and service learning. вЂў Academic All-State sports teams. вЂў Outstanding programs. band, choir, and fine arts Unlimited Schools of Choice registration is open until September 5, 2014 at 4 p.m. Application forms are available at the Administration Office, at each school building, and online. To register your student, call 989-723-8131 today. Page 4 The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 Letter to the Editor Editor, The Independent: I want to thank all of those who came out and voted in the Aug. 5 primary. Without your support, I would not be moving on to the Nov. 4 election. I also need to thank all who put out yard signs, stuffed thousands of envelopes and assisted me in knocking on thousands of doors. You know who you are, and your faith in my candidacy is greatly appreciated. Finally, I would like to give a special thanks to my two primary opponents, who both ran positive campaigns and were true gentlemen to me throughout the process. As we take this campaign into November, please be assured that I will continue to fully serve the county as your prosecuting attorney. I may not be able to reach out to as many people as I would like, but my priority remains to do the job I was elected to do. Thank you again, and on to November! Deana Finnegan, Corunna IN ALL, $3,000 вЂ“ The Corunna Athletic Club has awarded four athletic scholarships to graduating senior athletes this year for their outstanding achievements throughout their high school athletic careers. Club members and recipients are (from left): Kimberly Forbush, $500, Michigan State; Payton Birchmeier, $1,000, Marist College; MJ Miles, $1,000, Central Michigan; Spencer Napier, $500, Baker College; and Club President Tammy Ferhenback who said: вЂњThe Corunna Athletic Club is proud to have given thousands of dollars in scholarships over the years to the athletes at The Graham Church annual Toy and Clothing Exchange, Corunna High School.вЂќ (Courtesy Photo) with size ranges of newborn to youth 14, will be 9 a.m. to Letter to the Editor Editor, The Independent: On behalf of The PeopleвЂ™s Choice Committee, we wish to express our appreciation and gratitude to the voters of Shiawassee County! A democracy truly does spring from the grassroots level. We could not have had this measure of success without all of you who attended board meetings, donated time/money, took a yard sign, talked to your family and friends; and, most importantly, voted Aug. 5 for improving our local government. Our success moves us closer to bringing common sense and accountability back to our county government. To complete this journey, we still must address several more commissioner races in the Nov. 4 general election. This upcoming boardвЂ™s election is all about their direction and administration over the past 10 years. The majority of the current board (with the exception of Commissioners Holzhausen and Schneider) still does not get the message that all we ever wanted was for them to share in the sacrifices, as has everyone else (i.e. the county employees and the taxpayers). Anyone wishing to join this historic grassroots effort may call (989) 725-5389. Thank you...this is a proud moment for Shiawassee County! Barb Clatterbaugh, Owosso New Patients Warmly Welcomed! Cosmetic Family Dentistry 221 E. North St., Owosso 989-725-5223 www.owossocosmeticdentistry.com Free ChildrenвЂ™s Boutique HIGHLIGHT CROSSWINDS CafГ© at the Owosso Community Airport open again, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends for breakfast and lunch. All welcome to watch airplanes arriving and departing. noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at the church, 8920 Britton Road, Laingsburg (517) 675-5401. Also included will be books of all types. Nothing is for sale. вЂњTake what you can use,вЂќ said organizers. Persons attending the free ChildrenвЂ™s Boutique are asked to take along quality items a family could use: Clothing must be clean, with no stains or tears; Toys must be clean, unbroken, with no missing parts; Books should be complete, with no missing or torn pages and no marks. The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 Burns Township Board to Buy Streeter Property Page 5 By Graham Sturgeon, staff writer The Burns Township Board voted 3-2 on Monday, Aug. 11, to purchase the property where the Streeter Funeral Home was located for no more than $80,000 (the property is listed at $71,000) to build a new Township Hall and Library. The funeral home, which was owned and operated by Ernie Streeter for many years, was destroyed by fire Jan. 27, 2011. Township Clerk Sharon Granger had informed the board that the current site of the Township Hall, which is on the north side of Bath Road at the corner of Champagne Lane, is too small to accommodate the townshipвЂ™s fire staff and the Township Hall facilities together, so an addition or new building would be necessary. Supervisor Dave Mitchell, along with Treasurer Valerie Ritter and Trustee Cheryl Cole, believe that the Streeter site, which is further east on the south side of Bath Road, would be optimal for many reasons. In addition to the existing township building needing upgrades to its equipment and storage space, the three also cited the benefit of being closer to the downtown area as reasoning for their decision. The Streeter site also has two sewer hook-ups and two water hook-ups, as well as two existing buildings that could be put to use by the township. The dissenting voters, Township Clerk Granger and Trustee Gary Adams, said they were caught off guard by this proposal, and do not like the idea of spending upwards of $80,000 to purchase a new site when the township already owns five acres at its current location. According to Clerk Granger, the board has been planning for nearly three years to add on to the current building and has raised nearly $500,000 to do just that. This proposal, which Granger says was вЂњsprung onвЂќ herself and Trustee Adams, could create many potential problems. If the township offices were moved across the street to the new site, that would leave the Burns Township Fire Department to care for the entire existing building with the 1 mill operating budget the department has, which Granger said вЂњwould be next to impossible.вЂќ She said she is also worried that the Fire Department would then be responsible for the much-needed repairs that the Bath Road facility is in line for. These repairs include an update to the radiant heating system and the tiling of the parking lot, which would have to come out of the Fire DepartmentвЂ™s operating budget or their 1/2 mill repair and equipment budget. вЂњI was completely caught off guard by this proposal, and I do not appreciate being put in this position,вЂќ she said. Granger hopes that this is not the last word on the issue, and she вЂњhopes that the board would want the approval of all five members before going ahead with such an expensive project.вЂќ HIGHLIGHT CRAFTS вЂ“ The 2014 Holiday Shores Craft Show and Marketplace will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Holiday Meadows Golf Course, North of Durand at 10915 COUPON Tire Rebate SAVE 5000 $ COUPON Tire Rebate Offer Good September 1 thru October 31, 2014 SAVE 10000 $ with Mail-In Rebate on Select Brands listed below. Goodall Road, one mile west of M-13. Over 30 vendors are expected to participate at the event. with Mail-In Rebate on Select Brands listed below. Offer Good September 1 thru October 31, 2014 BFGoodrich вЂў Firestone General Tire вЂў Michelin вЂў Dunlop Bridgestone вЂў Continental вЂў Goodyear Hankook вЂў Pirell COMING SOON SEPT. 1ST COMING SOON SEPT. 1ST COUPON COUPON Synthetic Blend Oil Change 29 $ Includes: вЂў 5 qts. вЂў AC Delco Filter вЂў Battery Test вЂў Diesels Excluded вЂў Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection 95 Expires 10/31/14 Must present coupon when order is written. Plus tax. THE FRESH & LOCAL Market at DeVries Nature Conservancy, operating 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the DNCвЂ™s red barn, 2635 N. M-52, began with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 13, involving the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. The chamberвЂ™s oversized scissors were held by DeVries Nature Conservancy Executive Director Ken Algozin joined by board members Charlie Keenan and Aubrey Grant, her son, James, 8, the DeVries Garden Manager Heather Schwerin of Clio, Linda Keenan, Ambassadors and Sue Osika of the chamberвЂ™s staff. Charlie Keenan, who is president of the Owosso Community Players, has grown pumpkins at DeVries for four years, which are available to the public. Aubrey Grant was co-manager of the Downtown Owosso FarmersвЂ™ Market during a transitional time. It operates on the principal that fresh, locally grown food should be available and affordable to everyone. The MarketвЂ™s midweek hours of operation were selected to accommodate anyone whose work schedule or family responsibilities limit their ability to attend the traditional Saturday morning farmersвЂ™ markets, said Algozin. In addition to cash payments, the Market accepts Visa, MasterCard, Debit cards and SNAP benefits (Bridge Cards). Individuals interested in volunteering at the DeVries Community Garden will receive produce vouchers in exchange for hours worked. In addition to items grown at the DeVries community garden, produce from other local growers will be available for purchase. For more information, persons may call (989) 723-3365, or send an email to Heather (the Garden Guru) at email@example.com. (Independent Photo/BILL CONSTINE) Art Bra Fundraiser Tickets The Memorial Healthcare Foundation will host its fourth annual Silver Stars вЂњSupport the FoundationвЂќ Art Bra event at the Comstock Inn and Conference Center on Aug. 21. All 2014 Art Bra entries are displayed through Aug. 19 in the Memorial Medical Arts Building, 721 N. Shiawassee (M-52), Owosso. Tickets for the Aug. 21 Art Bra Reception are $25 and can be purchased in the Memorial Healthcare Foundation office or by calling (989) 729-4675. A 10 percent dinner discount at the Tanglewood Lounge of the Comstock Inn will be offered 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and is included with a ticket. The event begins at 7 pm. Viewing of the Art Bras is free and open to the public weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to offer a monetary vote for their favorite entry, $1 per vote. The Art Bra receiving the most in donations will be announced at the fundraising event the night of Aug. 21. This yearвЂ™s Bra models include Joe Leonard, Frank Fear, Phil Liagre, Gale Burke, Matt Hufnagel, Dr. Richard Schulz, Dr. Forrest Robart, Alec Faber, Greg Kannan and Linda Swatman. GM Lube, Oil & Filter Change 19 $ 95 Includes: вЂў Up to 5qts. GM Oil вЂў AC Delco Filter вЂў Multi Point Expires 10/31/14 Vehicle Inspection вЂў Battery Test вЂў Diesels & Synthetics Excluded Start the school year right with our Back-2-School Loan Special! For a limited time, qualified borrowers can get up to $2,000 for Must present coupon when order is written. Plus tax. Most cars. Service & Tire Center Walk-ins or by Appointment Monday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-52 & M-57 вЂў CHESANING вЂў www.laclair.com вЂў 989-845-3057 as low as Serving Shiawassee, Clinton & Gratiot Counties! *APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 6.50% financing available at $86.52 per month, per $1,000 financed for up to 12 months. Credit restrictions apply & rate is adjusted for risk. New loans only вЂ“ No refinance. See Credit Union for details. OVID BRANCH - 1090 Baese Court ST. JOHNS (Main Office) - 1200 Zeeb Drive FOWLER BRANCH - 10667 E. Second St. www.JourneyFCU.org 989.224.9511 Page 6 The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 Death Notices Eileen Delia Nimphie, 89, of Durand, passed away Thursday, July 31. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Judy Woodbury-Brown, 59, of Perry, passed away Thursday, July 31. Services were Monday, Aug. 4 with interment at Rose Lawn Cemetery. Raymond L.D. Fuja, 92, of Durand, passed away Friday, Aug. 1. There will be no services at this time. Dennis Wayne Swantek, 61, formerly of Durand, passed away Saturday, July 12. A celebration of life was held Saturday, Aug. 2. Mark C. Francis, 54, of Owosso, passed away Friday, Aug. 1. Services were Monday, Aug. 4 with interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Ellen I. Pochert, 78, of Midland, formerly of Owosso, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2. Services were Tuesday, Aug. 5. Darryl Cole Mangles, 69, of Perry, passed away Friday, Aug. 1. Services were Thursday, Aug. 7 with interment at Oak Plains Cemetery. Sarah M. Berry, 57, of Owosso, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3. A Memorial Service was Tuesday, Aug. 5. Bruce Miller Robb, 69, of Owosso, passed away Friday, Aug. 1. Services were Friday, Aug. 8. LeRoy Tyson Harrison, 77, of Lennon, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2. A private family service will be held. Joshua C. Barancik, 33, of Chesaning, passed away Monday, Aug. 4. A Funeral Mass was Thursday, Aug. 7 with interment at Resurrection Cemetery. William C. вЂњBillвЂќ Stuart, 66, of Bay City, formerly of Owosso, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2. A celebration of life was Saturday, Aug. 9. Letter to the Editor Editor, The Independent: If it wasnвЂ™t for the Headlee Amendment we would be renting our property from the government as they do in Russia. The government would have taxed us out of ownership. Government uses all the best reasons to increase their income under the pretext that they are doing this because they need more income to help the Veterans, schools, roads, ambulance service, fire departments, road improvement, elderly, handicapped and every thing else that people are compassionate about. When a person runs for office they should understand that they are being elected to operate the office with the money that the voters have allowed them to use, not bypass Headlee, create and raise everything they can contrive to increase revenue. In 2007 our county commissioners voted in new private road requirements. Many residential developments are created with private roads. The private roads are to be developed and maintained by the developer or the residents as agreed. The county has no obligation to maintain or improve any part of the road. In 2007 the best lake development since Manitou was under way at the former Springbrook Lake. It was a fantastic development with large lots and high-end housing. This was being developed and budgeted with a private road agreement. The county road commissioner wanted the private road to be upgraded to such high standards that it destroyed the entire development. The Board of Realtors, myself and several other realtors, the developer and others fought the new ridiculous upgrade to the private road rules to no avail. The shortsighted commissioners destroyed what could be bringing in huge amounts of revenue that could be used for all the wonderful things I mentioned above. Owosso has made destructive decisions for no apparent good reasons that killed potential revenue. Now they want us to pay more taxes for their shortsightedness. Say no to all Headlee Overrides. Let them know that they will loose elcome to their jobs if they donвЂ™t think like responsible people that are working on behalf of the citizens. Perry Public Perry Public Schools PS 2014-15 Schools! Dance Studio Opening The Grand Opening Registration Open House for Infinity Dance Company of Perry will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at their new studio in Perry, 126 Main (M-52). вЂњThe studio will be featuring Tap, Ballet, Baton, Jazz, Hip Hop, All Boy Hip Hop, Tumble/Gymnastics, Modern, Irish, Beginner Combo classes, Preschool Sessions, Adult Tap, Adult Jazz and Zumba, ages 3 through 93,вЂќ said owner Kelly Clymer-Malone. Classes will be taught by Anna Hamlin, Jen Scheffler, Jordyn Hunt and Tracy Schultz under my direction. Classes will begin the second week of September. WeвЂ™re now taking registrations!вЂќ For more, persons may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a message or text at (810) 247-6935, or on Facebook under Kelli Malone (Infinity Dance). She grew up in the Durand area. вЂњPerseverance, secret of all triumphs.вЂќ ~ Victor Hugo WeFinanceEveryone.com 399 W Roger Snyder, Owosso CHAMPION AUTO SALES $ LYNN Webster, local church musician/songwriter, will share вЂњHe Put A Song In My HeartвЂќ at the Corunna Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Woodworth at Corunna Avenue (M-71) at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Pastor Mike Prince said: вЂњWe want to invite gospel music friends to come and enjoy original songs by Lynn, as he shares how God has directed his life after 20 plus years as a nightclub entertainer. His songs speak to the changes heвЂ™s gone through and how God continues to direct him as a believer.вЂќ Webster is a 1964 graduate of Owosso High School and 1969 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University. Since his return to Owosso in 1993, he has served as worship leader at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Bentley Wesleyan in Burton and the Owosso First Church of God. He and his wife Diana now attend the Owosso Free Methodist Church and he is part of the worship team. A free-will offering will be taken. For additional information, persons may call the church, (989) 743-5727. (Courtesy Photo) Deals As Low As Down / $59 Per Week Warranties Available вЂў PL&PD Insurance 989-472-4755 Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5pm Next to Meijer вЂў Excellent Facilities: A Safe, Clean Campus вЂў Infant Care, Toddler Care, Preschool, Latchkey, Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), and Head Start Programs Available вЂў A leader in classroom technology вЂў Exceptional fine arts opportunities in art, band, choir, and theater вЂў Wide variety of extracurricular clubs, organizations, and athletic teams вЂў Valuable career and technical education programs: Ag Science, Industrial Trades, Construction, and more вЂў Variety of advance placement offerings and dual enrollment opportunities including free college classes! вЂў Now offering FREE COLLEGE CLASSES from both Baker College and Central Michigan University through our new вЂњEarly College Program.вЂќ Perry students may earn a full year of college credits free through this program. Call Carrie Inglis (counselor) at (517) 625-0002 for details. School of Choice Openings Are Available in All Grades! Apply by September 5, 2014 Call (517) 625-0105 www.goperry.org Stop in at 2665 W. Britton Road, Perry The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 NIXONвЂ™S GROCERY BRANT вЂў 989-585-3131 15998 Brant Rd., corner of Brant & Hemlock OPEN вЂњWe Cut & Wrap All Our Fresh Meats To Serve Your Needs!вЂќ Mon.-Thurs. & Sat., 8am-6pm Fri. 8am-7pm Closed Sunday 9950 $ Meat Bundles Starting at Good Week of August 18, 2014 Fresh Tender Fresh Tender Whole Whole Beef New York Boneless Beef Short Loins Strips HOT Rib Eyes HOT 16-18# avg Fresh Tender Whole Boneless 10-12# avg 499# $ SALE Hillshire Farms Boneless Hams Natural Juice 6-8# avg 299# $ 10-15# avg $ 599# Fresh Lean Center Cut Pork Chops 10# $ 2790 Fresh Lean Country Style Spare Ribs Fresh Lean Slab Pork Spare Ribs 10# 4# avg 2690 $ SALE $ 2 99# Homemade Homemade Link Bulk Pork Sausage Pork Sausage 10# 10# 2590 $ 2890 $ Homemade Brats Homemade Brats Reg or Cheese Sweet, Hot Italian, or Fresh Polish 10# 2790 $ Fresh Boneless Skinless Fryer Breasts 10# 2590 $ 10# $ 2790 Fresh Bone-in Split Fryer Breasts $ 4 99# Fresh Lean Boneless Sirloin Pork Chops 10# $ 2790 Fresh Lean All Beef Hamburger 3390 $ 10# Bulk or Frozen Patties Fresh Lean Ground Beef from Chuck 10# 3590 $ Mariah Premium Sliced Bacon 1590 8-10# avg 299# $ Fresh Lean Pork Steaks 10# 2690 $ Fresh Lean Ground Beef From Round 10# $ 3990 Fresh Lean Sliced Bacon Ends 10# 10# 4890 2990 $ $ KoegelвЂ™s Skinless Hot Dogs KoegelвЂ™s Vienna Hot Dogs 4# pkg 10# box $ 1195 Fresh Fryer Leg Quarters 10# 10# $ Fresh Lean Center Cut Pork Loins $ 890 3590 $ Fresh Frozen Chicken Nuggets 5# bag $ 995 We Accept Food Stamps. Quantity Rights Reserved. Cold Beer & Wine вЂў Package Liquor Instant Lottery In Store вЂў We Accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & Novus Owosso and Cat Problems The City Council will talk about doing something about nuisance cats, feral cats and cat colonies in neighborhoods вЂ“ all after a Dutchtown resident asked the city councilвЂ™s members Aug. 4 to вЂњdo your jobsвЂќ on enforcement of the City Code which limits adult animals to three per residence. Councilmembers turned to City Manager Don Crawford and Public Safety Director Kevin Lenkert to follow-up on the Code enforcement. That will be during the 7:30 p.m. Monday meeting. A year ago Crawford proposed that the city license both dogs and cats when he was asking that the city take licensing away from Shiawassee County. The council held a public hearing on that, but put the proposal on hold while enforcement of dog issues was reviewed with county commissioners. The city has a leash law вЂ“ requiring that all dogs be on a leash when they are off an ownerвЂ™s property, except if they are at the Bark Park, or face the potential of a fine up to $500. Owners must clean up dog and cat droppings under the Code, or face a fine up to $500 as well. Dogs are banned from being loose on a sidewalk or anyone elseвЂ™s property at any time in Owosso. Page 7 The Dental Bus at ChildrenвЂ™s Health Fair The Michigan Dental Outreach is providing its Dental Bus to the ChildrenвЂ™s Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, on the grounds of the Steam Railroading Institute, 405 S. Washington (M-71), Owosso. This is an opportunity for Medicaid and MIchild participants to receive вЂњFreeвЂќ dental cleaning, screening and fluoride treatment. Exams and treatment are also available for uninsured children at a cost ranging from $66 to $133 for a full dental cleaning, screening and fluoride treatment. Walk-ins are welcome, but may require a wait. It is recommended to make an appointment by calling Terry Bush at SRI, (989) 720-3953 or email terry.b@ mstrp.com. Painting Class The Shiawassee Arts Center will be offering an Acrylic Painting Techniques class with Tonya Henderson, artist/instructor, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16 through 30. Persons will learn to use acrylic paints, tools and mediums. There will be exercises in paint mixing and layering, demonstrations on techniques, such as creating textures, photo transfers and stroke work. There will be question and answer sessions, practice time, guidance while working and tips on finishing paintOwossoвЂ™s open outdoor burning Code al- ings. The supply list includes: 1/2 to 3/4lows such burning only 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. inch flat brush, round brush, tube acrylics Tuesdays and Thursdays. Under state law in red, yellow, blue, white and black, water for Clean Air, that restriction extends about container, pre-stretched canvases and any a quarter mile beyond the city limits into other painting supplies a person may alboth Caledonia and Owosso townships. ready own. The cost is $90 for a SAC member; $100 for a non-member. Pre-registration and payment only required. The Arts Center (double occp) is at 206 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso. Persons may call (989) 723-8354 for registration or information on classes. Burning Code $ 399 per person c i t n a Atl City 6 days/5 nights вЂў Nov. 2-7, 2014 INCLUDES: Round Trip Transportation, 5 nights lodging/3 nights in Atlantic City on Boardwalk 6 meals: 5 breakfasts + 1 dinner $30 casino package Gaming & sight seeing in Atlantic City Day trip & guided tour of historic Philadelphia, PA Visit to HersheyвЂ™s Chocolate World 2 coaches/Limited Seating Left! Departs: Houghton Lake, Mt. Pleasant & St. Johns areas Reservations: 1-888-396-9580 North Country Tours L.L.C. 820 N. Stevens Rd., Lake City, MI 49651 www.northcountrytours.net HIGHLIGHTS ICE CREAM SOCIAL Kids Day, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Middlebury United Methodist Church, 8100 W. Hibbard Road, Ovid. Homemade ice cream with a Sundae bar, desserts and hot dogs will be available. Weather permitting there will be a bounce house plus other kids activities. вЂњCome join the fun. There will be a free will donation,вЂќ said organizers. ANGELS OUTREACH free clothing, noon to 3 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of the month, 426 E. Mason, Owosso. Also accepting clothing donations for the give-away. For more, persons can call Christial, (517) 803-6745; or Kelly, (989) 721-6389. Page 8 The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 Sponsors Sought The Durand Band Boosters fourth annual BANDtastice Chicken Dinner will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Durand VFW Hall. вЂњOnce again we are asking area individuals, businesses and organizations to be a Durand Band Sponsor to help cover the expenses of our Band program. As a Durand Band Sponsor you have the opportunity for several different sponsorship levels. We are also looking for items for our raffle table if you would like to do that instead, said Chris Anderson, director of Bands. Donation to be an вЂњUltimate Band SponsorвЂќ is $500; Five Note Sponsor, $250; Four Note Sponsor, $150; Three Note Sponsor, $100; Two Note Sponsor, $75; One Note Sponsor, $50; and Friend of the Band, $25. To become a Durand Band Sponsor, persons may send a check, payable to the Durand Band Boosters, to Kathy Wilson, Durand Band Boosters, 4687 S. Durand Road, Durand MI 48429. The bandвЂ™s tax ID number is 39-1681260. Constitution,вЂќ said a member. вЂњSale will include some old furniture, books, some dolls and other miscellaneous items. HIGHLIGHTS WORK is expected to begin about Nov. 1 to transform the Matthews Building across from Owosso City Hall, said co-owner Randy Woodworth on Tuesday night after a special Owosso City Council meeting. The western building will become a restaurant, with an area overlooking the Shiawassee River. The middle building will become a brewery, with a beer garden in the front lawn area. The three buildings along Water Street, where the Mueller Brothers Brewery was about 100 years ago, will have Longs вЂ™ N W Transmission Service, Inc. Beehler St. THE FOOD PANTRY operated by the Corunna Ministerial Association is open 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Persons are asked to phone ahead to make an appointment, (989) 743-5050. Ages 3 and Up Call Today Begin to Dance with OPEN HOUSE 4-8PM Chesaning Aug. 19 Owosso Aug. 20 & 21 Where We Are More Than Just Great Dancing! M-21 Automatic & Manual Preschool вЂў Ballet вЂў Tap вЂў Gymnastics вЂў Jazz Lyon St. S The Independent Newsgroup Fiedler. Of local note, Don and Dennis Byers grew up in Owosso, as did sound man Dan Dodd. Their parents are Dan Byers and Diana Webster. вЂњWeвЂ™re extremely excited at the opportunity to host this event at the newly-restored Lebowsky Center!вЂќ said event promoter Lynn Webster. вЂњIвЂ™m confident that area gospel music lovers will become major fans of Freedom Quartet.вЂќ Tickets are available at the LebowskyвЂ™s Studio Theater Box Office, 114 E. Main, downtown Owosso, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MonВ® Share our Facebook day through Friday, or by Page with your contacting Lynn or Diana friends and723-1288. family! Webster, (989) Advance tickets are $12.50. The Independent Tickets will be $15 at the Newsgroup door. Concertgoers can be admitted at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert. GARAGE Sale Benefit for the Shiawassee County 9/12 Commission will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 22 and 23 at 1477 Carland Road, which is north of M21 and the area of the Owosso Speedway. вЂњOur organization seeks to raise awareness of and educate on the United States E N. Chipman Freedom Quartet from Sevierville, Tenn. will make its premier Owosso performance at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main (M-21), downtown Owosso. Hosted by regional group Stronghold Quartet, the winner of the 2013 National ConWatch Quartet for updates ventiononshowcase В® new Facebookof groups, Freedom Quartet has The sinceIndependent received rave reviews Newsgroup from audiences and southern gospel music critics. The group was also chosen as one of the Top 5 New Groups by Singing News Magazine, the major magazine for southern gospel music. Freedom Quartet inFriend Us John cludes tenor vocalist В® on Facebook Rulapaugh and bass singThe Independent er Burman Porter, who Newsgroup first rose to quartet fame as original members of the Dove Brothers with McCray Dove. Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame vocalist Dale Shipley and baritone Preston Garner round out the group. John Rulapaugh shared his philosophy for the group: вЂњOur music is influenced totally by our faith. Musically we reflect back to classic groups, such as the Statesmen, Blackwoods, Blue Ridge Quartet, Oak Ridge Boys and similar southern gospel groups.вЂќ Host group Stronghold Quartet started in В®2004 Our Church Facebook at Howell of the Page is abecome Nazarene and has direct connection a Mid-Michigan favorite. to community news, Members of the group include highlighting tenor Don our Byers, lead weekly singer Dennis Byers, newspaper baritone/lead Jim Kitchpublications! en and bass singer Dan The Independent Newsgroup retail on the first floor and 17 apartments on the upper floors, said developer Ryan Henry of the Kincaid-Henry group, also renovating and remodeling the historic National Guard Armory for the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Armory project will see about a $4 million investment, said Henry. The Mueller Brothers Brewery/Matthews Building project will be about $6 million. (Courtesy Graphic) NEW LOCATION 210 N. Lyon St. вЂў Owosso 989-723-5580 www.longstransmission.com Foreign & Domestic 1085 E. Main St. вЂў OWOSSO (Behind NAPA Auto Parts) Registration available online or at the studio 123 N. Saginaw вЂў CHESANING вЂў 989-725-6665 www.kimsdance.com вЂў email@example.com The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 LABOR DAY WALK вЂ“ The 11th annual Footbridge Fitness Walk, from the Heritage Footbridge in Owosso to the County Fair Footbridge between Stu Coutts Pavilion and McCurdy Park in Corunna, 3.5 miles via the James Miner River Trail and Nature Walk will be underway at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1. Persons can begin registering at 7 a.m. in OwossoвЂ™s Curwood Castle Park near the Heritage Footbridge. There will be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast available in the lower level of the newly-remodeled Community Center (historically, The Casino) in McCurdy Park; adults, $6, children, $3. New this year, the Shiawassee Arts Center will be open for persons to purchase coffee and baked goods. As in past years, after the walk, Indian Trails will provide bus rides at $2 each from Corunna back to downtown Owosso. Special commemorative T-shirts, sponsored by Meijer, were shown Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, at the Owosso-area Meijer. Gathered were (from left): Taylor Bebow of Ovid, from the Meijer Bakery; Sara Sleeseman of Corunna, from the Meijer Deli; Corunna Mayor Chuck Kerridge; his wife, Donna, who heads the Fitness Walk each year; Chris Walser, Meijer Food Lines Team leader; Owosso Mayor Ben Frederick; Kathy Ellithorpe, Owosso, Meijer Service coordinator; Tammy Sporcic, Owosso, Meijer Produce; and Yvonne Cross, Owosso, cashier. The T-shirts are $5 each, small to extra large; $7 for 2 and 3 extra large sizes, said Donna Kerridge. They are available in advance at DonnaвЂ™s Reflections, 201 E. McNeil (M-71) in Corunna. Proceeds from the sales will go to upkeep of the river trail. For more, persons may contact her, (989) 277-9557. (Independent Photo/BILL CONSTINE) Ryan Renee Bruno McKinley AnnMarie Palmer Barry Matthew Steiger Dean Thomas Marnon Elizabeth Marie Lobb Jonah Steven Bush DURAND AREA SCHOOLS School of Choice A Model School Where Students Want To Be! The Durand Area SchoolsвЂ™ District is accepting applications from parents of non-resident students for the enrollment of their child/children in grades and/or programs for the Fall of 2014. To obtain an application for enrollment call (989) 288-2681 or visit our website at www.durand.k12.mi.us. All applications must be submitted by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014. District Programs: вЂў District Wide North Central Accreditation вЂў State Aligned Curriculum вЂў Highly Qualified Teaching Staff вЂў Advanced Placement Classes вЂў After School Academic Help Program вЂў Dual Enrollment with Mott Community College, U of M Flint, Lansing Community College and Baker College вЂў Career Technical Education Programs вЂў Foreign Language Classes Grades K-12 вЂў Preschool Programs вЂў Childcare Program Before & After School 6am-6pm вЂў Full Day Kindergarten вЂў Exceptional Booster Groups and Parent Involvement at All Levels! We provide an exciting learning environment that motivates and engages students to reach their potential. AWARD WINNING: Page 9 WINNERS вЂ“ The winners in the annual Precious Baby Contest by Shiawassee Right to Life at its booth during the Shiawassee County Fair were listed Wednesday, Aug. 13, by Dennis Hrcka. They are: First Place, $300, Ryan Renee Bruno, parents Shaun and Ashley Bruno. Second Place, $150, McKinley AnnMarie Palmer, parents Jillyn Warner and Jeff Palmer; Third Place, $100, Barry Matthew Steiger, parents Andy and Amanda Steiger. Fourth Place, $50, Dean Thomas Marnon, parent Maggie Marnon; Fifth Place, $50 Elizabeth Marie Lobb, parents Aaron and Emily Lobb; and Sixth Place, $50, Jonah Steven Bush, parent Jamie Bush. (Courtesy Photos) HIGHLIGHTS CASINO OUTING вЂ“ The Bill and Kay Scarlett Family Scholarship presents a FireKeepers Casino bus trip Sunday, Sept. 21. Bus departs at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 8 p.m. Persons going meet at the Owosso-area Meijer parking lot, corner of M-21 and State Road. Cost is $35 per person, which includes bus ticket, $20 back on a playcard and a $5 food voucher. Money due by Sept. 5; expecting to fill bus fast. For more, persons may call Sue Arendt, (989) 666-3636. LENNON COMMUNITY Food Pantry available. Persons may call (both 810) 621-4285 or 621-3676, leave a message and someone will return the call. CCW/CPL PISTOL CLASS 80 (No hidden fees) вЂў 1 Day вЂў 8-5 $ Includes: Handgun, Ammunition, Safety Equipment, Range Usage August 24 or September 13 Class taught at St. Johns VFW Hall Post #4113 FFA вЂў FCCLA вЂў Marching Band вЂў Symphonic Band вЂў Concert Band вЂў Destination Imagination Teams вЂў Drama Recognized State and National AthletesвЂ™ and AthleticsвЂ™ вЂў Art K-12 вЂў Vocal Music at All Grades вЂў FIRST Robotics Our CPL Classes taught since 1994 by current Law Enforcement Officials For Info. or Registration District wide state-of-the-art technology Call 989-224-3210 or www. michiganccwclass.com Page 10 The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 YOUR BEST DEAL IS IN OWOSSO 74 Availab 2014 Chevy Cruze 2014 Buick LaCrosse le #74685 $ Zero Down $ 154 mo. 2014 Silverado LT Double Door, 4x4 Zero Down $ $ 13,848 вЂ™13 Chevy Camaro #33179A $ 19,990 Stop in & Save Today! 2014 GMC Terrain Zero Down 30 mo. вЂ™12 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport вЂў #32972 $ 45,916 вЂ™13 Chevy Camaro #74090B $ 20,996 $ 2LT вЂў #3891A 24,499 $ 146 mo. вЂ™07 Ford Mustang #33190 $ 17,433 вЂ™09 Dodge Challenger R/T вЂў #33091A $ 25,995 вЂ™10 Chevy Camaro SS вЂ™12 Chevy Camaro SS вЂ™12 Chevy Camaro #33138 $ 26,998 USED LOT 1108 E. 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Payment includes all incentives and rebates must qualify to receive, ask sales rep. for restrictions. 24-39 mo. 10,000-12,000 mile per year lease, varies on model and terms. highlights GOLF OUTING - Owosso Memorial VFW Post 9455 is hosting a golf outing Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Pine Hills Golf Course, 6603 Woodbury Road Laingsburg. Cost is $40 per person with green fees, cart and lunch included. Sign up sheets are at the Post home, 519 S. Chipman, Owosso and at the golf course. The fun begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Teams and single entries accepted the day of the outing and organizers will match persons up with someone if they donвЂ™t have a team. For more information, persons may call John Gorte, (989) 627-4253. Open to the public. Everyone is welcome. EUCHRE tournament 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Owosso Eagles Club to benefit the American Cancer Society. Entry fee is $10, which includes Coney dogs. Sign up starts at 4:15 p.m. Play begins at 5 p.m. For more information or to sign up early persons may call Jan Pitt, (989) 277-4386, or Emma Seigel, (989) 277-5944. Will pay three places; 50/50 tickets available. KERBY SCHOOL Reunion, 1 p.m. through the day Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Gilna Farm, 5160 Serr Road, east of Corunna. Persons attending are asked to take along a dish to pass and any memorabilia they may have. All dinnerware and beverages provided. This reunion is for any and all who may have attended either Kerby School. The вЂњnewвЂќ Kerby School operated for decades off E. M-21 at Kerby and Shipman roads (the East Five Points). For questions, persons may call (both 989) Maureen, 743-3996, or Nora, 743-5751. The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 Letter to the Editor Editor, The Independent: We would like to thank the communities of Laingsburg and Owosso, as well as the neighboring communities, for your generosity and support through this difficult time in our lives. The Coral for Crystal benefit June 28 at American Legion Post 248 in Laingsburg was a huge success. Thank you to those who organized everything, set up and cleaned up, served food and drinks, donated food, donated raffle and silent auction items, donated financially and just simply attended! The constant flow of people there was overwhelming and brought Jason and I to tears! You all truly have servant hearts and we are forever grateful to have you all in our lives. This benefit could not have been possible without each and every one of you. We cannot thank everyone enough for all that has been done, and continues to be done, for our precious family. The money raised was ALL TYPES OF EXCAVATING Specializing in: Replacement Drain Fields вЂў Dozing FREE Estimates Page 11 astounding and will help beyond measure as I continue to fight the battle of a lifetime. As expenses keep coming, from gas to drive to Novi weekly, to healthier food options, supplements and medical bills, we are so thankful we do not have to stress about how to pay for it all. But the money doesnвЂ™t mean nearly as much to us as the true love and sincere prayers and (Courtesy Photo) heartfelt thoughts our family receives daily. God has chosen me to be His seed and is using me in so many ways to bring glory to Him! If ever you are struggling, you can find comfort in HimвЂ¦ I promise life is easier when you have a great vertical relationship with God. Find the good and the joy in life every single day and wake up happy! They say it takes a village to raise a child. I say it takes an army to help others get through some of the toughest times in a personвЂ™s life. Thank you for being my army! Love, prayers and thanks to you all. B&C 30 Years Experience Jeff Bartz and Company Owner & Operator Residential вЂў Insured 517-625-5554 or 989-429-2243 Visit us at www.jeffbartzexcavating.com Mid-Michigan Equine Services, PLLC Laura Pylman, DVM Crystal and Jason Hittle and Family highlights HOSPICE HOUSE of Shiawassee operates The Thrifty Angel, selling donated items to help with funding the House, 2005 Copas Road (about a half mile west of State Road). It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 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. Providing quality veterinary care to the Michigan horse community. CRUISES at the Shiawassee Independent Group 989-723-1118 вЂў 24hour EmergencyNewspaper Care вЂў Reproduction The Conservation Association PavilвЂў General Medicine вЂў Lameness ion, 4247 N. M-52, Owosso, 5 вЂў Dentistry вЂў Pre-Purchase The Independent Newspaper Group 989-723-1118 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, May through September. DJ with www.owossoindependent.com oldies; 50/50 drawing; driverвЂ™s Laingsburg, MI prizes. For more, persons may call the club, (989) 725-7588. All www.owossoindependent.com welcome. 517-651-1234 NOTICE OF AMBULANCE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT HEARING TO: RENEW AMBULANCE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT AND TO The Independent Newspaper The Independent Newspaper CONSIDER COST AND EXPENSE ESTIMATES OF THE DISTRICT AND 989-723-1118 989-723-1118 DEFRAYING THE COSTS THEREOF BY SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ON THE PROPERTIES ESPECIALLY BENEFITED. TOWNSHIP OF WOODHULL, SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN TO: The residents and property owners of 989-723-1118 the Township of Woodhull, 989-723-1118 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Shiawassee County, Michigan and other interested persons: The Independent Newspaper The Independent Newspaper DECEDENTвЂ™S LIVING TRUST The Township Board has estimated the cost and expenses for providing The decedent, Frank A. Winkler Jr., ambulance motor vehicles, personnel, equipment and housing in order to born on February 27, 1952, with SSN# provide ambulance protection and accordingly the day has been п¬Ѓxed for XXX-XX-0773, who lived at 1398 Reach Your TargetAssessment Market Inon Reach Your Target Market In N. hearing on the cost estimates; and to the cost thereof by Special Vincent Road, Ovid, MI 48866, died the properties to be especially beneп¬Ѓted. The Independent Newspaper The Independent Newspaper on July 24, 2014. There is no Personal PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Sept. 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Representative of the decedentвЂ™s estate PUBLIC HEARING at the Woodhull Township Hall located at 7315 W Beard to whom letters of authority have been Road, Shaftsburg, Michigan, to consider renewal of an Ambulance Special Involve Yourself! Involve Yourself! issued and this notice is given by the Assessment District which encompasses all of Woodhull Township and to Independent The Independent Successor Trustee ofNewspaper The Frank A. consider cost and expense estimates of theThe ambulance service Newspaper and to consider Winkler Jr. Living Trust pursuant to the question of creating a Special Assessment District within all of Woodhull MCL 700.7504. Creditors of the deceTownship including Businesses. dent areIndependent notiп¬Ѓed that allClassifi claims against At said hearing the Woodhull TownshipThe Board will consider any written Independent Classifi eds The eds the decedent will be forever barred unobjections to any of the foregoing matters which989-723-1118 may be п¬Ѓled with said Board 989-723-1118 less presented to Gene Ruess, Succesat or prior to the time of said Hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, sor Trustee of The Frank A. Winkler amendments and/or suggestions. Jr. Living Trust; or by commencing a All interested persons are invited to be present at the foresaid time and place proceeding in the Shiawassee County98 The Independent Newspaper Group and submit comments on any of the foregoing. Probate Court, Corunna, MI within 4 Carol Maize, Woodhull Township Clerk months after the date of publication of e The Independent Newspaper Group 989-723-1118 Independent Classifi this Newspaper notice. The Independent Group 98 Gene Ruess 8261 W. Mason Road, The Independent Newspaper Group 989-723-1118 Independent Classifie Ovid, MI 48866 255 words The Independent Newspaper Group www.owo Page 12 The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 Letter to the Editor funds donated by the Morning Kiwanis. I also want to publicly thank Ned DeGalan of MMI Financial Group who I met through the Chamber for his guidance and support regarding my Eagle Project. Thank you to Troop 85 of Owosso, and the Boy Scouts of America, and our chartering organization, Trinity United Methodist Church, for989-723-1118 giving me the opportunity to do this project. I wish to thank Scouts and adults for their help in clearing the Trail, specifically: Scott Wilkinson, Spencer Wilkinson, Colton Wilkinson and Sebastian Verdoux. Thank you to Jeff Peltier, the architect, for designing the stairs and to Dave Chrenka, the county building inspector, for making sure the building of the stairs follows the 989-723-1118 Building Code. Thank you to Tom Leaf for all the time you put in on building the stairs, doing videography and photography and for being in charge of the monies for the project. You are a true friend and you made my project easier through your support, knowledge and time. Special thanks to the tellers and staff at SageLink Credit Union for allowing us to have the account and for accepting donations. Special thanks to Tom Campbell and the 989-723-1118 Argus Press for accepting donations as well. I thank my mom, dad and my brother, Mike, for their support during the project. Lastly, I want to thank the man himself, Tom Harkema, for being a good coach and a better friend. вЂњPlay Hard, Make No Excuses, Have Fun!вЂќ Editor, The Independent: I would like to extend my thanks to the Shiawassee County community for their support in the construction of the stairs at Henderson Road County Park and the Tom Harkema Memorial Trail. Thank you to the Harkema family! I especially appreciate Sue Harkema and Mary Kay Kenny. I could not have built this without your support. All you have done is greatly appreciated. Thank you to the Owosso Public Schools for their support. Specifically, Teresa Laskowski for coordinating the National Honor Society Volleyball Tournament, Jeff Phillips, Mark Erickson, and Supt. Dr. Andrea Tuttle and the students who donated time and money for all of their support. I would like to thank the entire Emerson School community for the surprise donation made from their Family Fun Night. I appreciate all the funds donated for the project from all sources. I want to recognize Main Beverage Company since they were the first business to donate and made the largest donation by any business to the project. To the men who worked on the project: Thank You! I appreciate Ric Crawford for transporting and spreading gravel. Tony Newman, the Drain Commissioner, without your guidance and help, the project could not have been done especially the culvert installation. Sean Cooney and Mark from Home Depot: your help, support and knowledge in building the stairs was instrumental in completing the project. Josh Poullion, Noah Giraud, Jared Mersino and Ben Culp all donated time to help build the stairs and in other parts of the project. You each have my sincere gratitude and thanks. Phil Heavilin, Shiawassee CountyвЂ™s Building and 989-723-1118 Doherty, Grounds Superintendent, was instrumental in the success Matt 1907 W. M-21,Owosso Owosso of my project. He introduced me to Mr. Crawford, Mr. Newman and Mr. Chrenka. He also guided me in getting approval from the Shiawassee County Parks & Recreation Commission. I thank the Commission for their support as well. Grateful thanks to Dean Welte and the Shiawassee County Road Commission for donating gravel. I also thank Constine Gravel Company for their support and donating the gravel needed to complete the project. Ad989-723-1118 vanced Drainage Systems donated the culverts and I appreciate their support. NOTICE OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS Many thanks to Sue Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the James Kadlek and the Shiawassee P. Capitan & Hoschner Center, Ofп¬Ѓce of Drain Commissioner, 149 E. Regional Chamber of ComCorunna Ave L-1, Corunna, Michigan 48817, a review of apportionments for maintenance work on the below mentioned drains will be held for one merce for allowing me to day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: speak to their membership Middlebury Burns & Vernon Jt Stark on two occasions and for Muncil & Jackson Jt Caledonia & Venice Stewart the kind generosity of those Redson & Richards Cravens Stone Shiawassee & Clinton #2 Jt Thomas Jt Dunbar members. I also very much Smith #2 Fairп¬Ѓeld, Elba & Duplain Jt Townline appreciate the support and Limbarg OWOSSO STADIUM SEATING Tuesday Movie Tickets Are $5.00 for Most Movies FOR SHOWTIMES & TICKET INFORMATION WWW.NCGMOVIES.COM OR CALL 989-723-7469 314 E. Comstock St. Now, therefore, all unknown and non-resident persons, owners and persons interested in the above-mentioned drains and you, Shiawassee County Clerk; and you, members of the Shiawassee County Road Commission; and you, Supervisors of the Townships of Antrim, Burns, Caledonia Charter, Fairп¬Ѓeld, Hazelton, Middlebury, New Haven, Owosso Charter, Rush, Sciota, Venice, and Vernon; and you, Mayor of the City of Laingsburg; and you, Michigan Department of Transportation; and you Canadian Railways and Central Michigan Railroad, are notiп¬Ѓed of such reviewing of apportionments as aforesaid and be heard with respect to such special assessments and your interest in relation thereto, if you so desire. You are further advised that, pursuant to Section 155 of the Michigan Drain Code, any owner of land within the drainage district or any city, village, township, district or county, feeling aggrieved by the apportionment of beneп¬Ѓts made by the Drain Commissioner, any appeal the apportionment within 10 days after the day of review of apportionment by making an application to the Shiawassee County Probate Court for the appointment of a board of review. Information regarding these meetings may be obtained from the Shiawassee County Drain CommissionerвЂ™s Ofп¬Ѓce. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in these meetings should contact the Shiawassee County Drain CommissionerвЂ™s ofп¬Ѓce at 989-743-2398 (voice) or through the Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777 (TTY) at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance. Dated this 15th day of August 2014. Anthony Newman Shiawassee County Drain Commissioner mation and applications, persons may contact: njolds96@ gmail.com. highlights CALL For Art. The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild announces its Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Sept. 13 and 14, 2014 at Elms Road Park in Swartz Creek. All fine art and craft artists are invited to partake in this event. The fee is $125 ($100 for Guild members). For additional infor- THE Shiawassee Scribblers writers group meets at 3 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Durand Church of the Nazarene. For more, persons may contact Dona Jean Gillespie, (989) 729-0214, for details. Caledonia Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals Notice of Public Hearing The Caledonia Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) shall hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on September 3, 2014 at the Township Hall at 135 N. State Road The public hearing is to consider the following item: Item 1: A request to allow a land division that would result in a parcel that exceeds the maximum 4 to 1 lot depth to width ratio. The parcel that is the subject of this request is located at 4700 E Wilkinson Road. Requested by: Jordan Pincik This meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to comment on the variance request but is unable to attend the meeting may send their comments to - Caledonia Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals, 135 N State Road, Owosso, MI 48867. A copy of the request is available at the Caledonia Charter Township Hall between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Fridays or by contacting the Township Zoning Administrator, Doug Piggott at Rowe Incorporated at (800) 837-9131. NAME BRAND TIRES FOR LESS! вЂў FIRESTONE вЂў GOODYEAR вЂў KELLY вЂў BRIDGESTONE вЂў MICHELIN 989-723-1118 вЂў HANKOOK 1907 W. M-21, Owosso вЂў PIRELLI GM Chr ys вЂў Ford ler We Ca or Impor t r Repla r y Your ceme Tires! nt ! 989-723-1118 1907 W. M-21 19143613 Owosso 19304458 www.owossoindependent.com Explorer + 185/65R14 $ 94 48 225/60R16 $ 94 85 EA. 19143557 19145377 Fortera HL Blk 245/65R17 $ 84 127 EA. Integrity Blk EA. Dueler Alenza HL 275/55R20 $ 94 189 EA. 346 words WWW.MYCERTIFIEDSERVICE.COM 2010 E. Main St., Owosso 989-725-8106 866-251-7304 www.mycertiп¬Ѓedservice.com WWW.YOUNGAUTOSALES.COM Health Clinics, Services The Shiawassee County Health Department has offices in the lower level of the countyвЂ™s Courts and 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. SLOANвЂ™S SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Septic Tanks CLEANED 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 and Counseling. Anonymous HIV testing by appointment for a $25 fee. Call (989) 743-2355 or 1800-859-4229 press 0. TB Testing on Tuesdays by appointment. Call (989) 7432355 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 and Hearing Screening offered for preschool and school age children. Call for (989) 743-2355 or 1-800859-4229 press 0 for information or an appointment. Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). 989-723-1118 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. Prompt Service вЂў Reasonable Rates Licensed & Insured 989-723-1118 Portable Restroom Rentals FAMILY OWNED Call (989) 845-6280 вЂў Chesaning Maple Rapids Lumber Mill Farm Lumber Sawn to Order BUYERS OF STANDING TIMBER 6366 N. Forest Hill Rd. 989-682-4225 Evening 989-875-4565 AUCTION KITSMILLER RV 989-723-1118 Sales Manager firstname.lastname@example.org See dealer www.shaheenchevrolet.com for details. 989-723-1118 1907 W. M-21, Owosso 1211 N. Cedar, Mason, MI 48854 Lansing, MI вЂў 517-394-3006 email@example.com 1 & 2 Bedroom Spacious Living 989-723-1118 989-288-6825 Directions: US127 to the Cedar St/Mason exit, northeast on Cedar to the sale. Mel White, Auctioneer 517-394-0330 800-678-9561 1907 W. M-21, Owosso Conveniently Located Minutes from I-69 in Durand Saturday, Aug. 23, 10:00 AM TERMS OF SALE: cash, check with proper ID, or pre-approved п¬Ѓnancing. All items are being sold вЂњas-isвЂќ and no warranty is provided. Sales must be settled for in full, on the day of the sale. Neither the seller nor the auctioneer will be responsible for accidents while on the property or on any of the items after they are sold. No trade-ins will be taken at the auction.All units are subject to prior sale until 8/17. The seller reserves the right to accept or reject п¬Ѓnal bid on most all of the units in the sale. All sales are п¬Ѓnal. Starting $219mo. 2014 Traverse 2WD LS Jeff Cords OVER 100 UNITS! CALL MARK ROBERTS, sales manager, 888-273-6963 for further details. INSPECTION: Monday through Friday August 18-22 during regular business hours. If you wish п¬Ѓnance your purchase you must obtain prior approval through the п¬Ѓnance ofп¬Ѓce. HELPING вЂ“ Durand Lions Treasurer Cam Canute presented Boy Scout Troop 84 with a check for $500 on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Trumble Park pavilion in Durand for the work the troop did collecting trash during this yearвЂ™s Railroad Days weekend. Gathered were (from left): Canute, Scout Master Bill Brooks, Scout Camrin Evans and assistant Scout Master Doug Evans. The troop also wanted to recognize members Nathan and Angela Jacobs, Ben Wagner, Ian McCullough, Mike and Mikey Costello and Deb Brooks for their help in the project. (Independent Photo/GRAHAM STURGEON) I stock what you canвЂ™t find at the hardware store. USED INVENTORY REDUCTION KITSMILLER RV has had a fantastic year selling new trailers and motor homes. Their lot is п¬Ѓlled to capacity with trade ins. The 2015 are on order and will be arriving soon. They simply have no room to put them. Full inventory and pictures on my web page @ melwhiteauctioneer.com or kitsmillerrv.com Page 13 AвЂў2вЂўZ Keys, LLC Bark вЂў Chips Mon.-Fri. 8-5 Sat. 8-12 The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 www.countryvillageapts.com 989-723-1118 We Repair Remote Fobs & Install Deadbolts rebuild See me at the WE Downtown FarmerвЂ™s CUTMarket & PROGRAM 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 CUSTOM SAW MILLING Oliver Logging & Lumber LLC (989) 494-9535 вЂў We Buy Standing Timber Black Walnut & All Other Hardwoods 989-723-1118 вЂў Forest Improvement Cuts 1907 W. M-21 Josh Oliver Owosso Owner/Operator www.owossoindependent.com SAVE THE DATE!! AUGUST 24TH!! B 106th Annual U Annual Y Beef Barbeque Gun & Knife Show S E L L T R A D E 9am-4pm $5.00 Admission Under 14 FREE Happy Hour 12pm-1pm вЂў Dinner 12pm-? MUSIC вЂў DANCING KidвЂ™s Activities Start at 2pm Shiawassee Conservation Association 4247 N. M-52 вЂў Owosso вЂў 725-7588 For information call SCA Member Jim Watters 989-277-0608 Page 14 The Sunday Independent вЂў Sunday, August 17, 2014 пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅ 900 West Oliver Street, Owosso, MI BIDDING ENDS AT 11AM 4пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅ 410 South Kerby Road, Owosso, MI BIDDING ENDS AT пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅ firstname.lastname@example.org 4пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅ пїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅпїЅ 1BR, 1.5BA, 636В±sf Cabin 989-723-1118 440 South Kerby Road, Owosso, MI BIDDING ENDS AT пїЅпїЅпїЅ ay Deadline: Thursday Noon esday Deadline: Monday 3pm Office: 1907 W. 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