Rapid City Elementary 2019 Winter Carnival

Rapid City Elementary 2019 Winter Carnival

Rapid City Elementary 2019 Winter Carnival

Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Calendar 3 Sports 9 Out & About 2 Obituaries 4 Houses of Worship 3 Business Directory 6 Opinion 12 Since 2014 A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ Charles Dickens Rapid City Elementary 2019 Winter Carnival Sisters Maria George (L) and Mariah Wilson (R) shared the face-painting artistry. Artistically completed mermaid crowns just waiting to be dry and ready o wear The bake sale was a success! That table was full to overflowing at the start. L to R: Margaret Stosio, Loren Schwab, & Angela Iott, three of the eight teen volunteers who came from Kalkaska and Elk Rapids schools to help.

At the sign-in table, kids got a pirate’s eye patch and brightly colored beads, in keeping with the Treasure Island theme of pirates and mermaids. In spite of the difficult weather in the last few weeks, nearly 200 people came out to enjoy the 2019 Winter Carnival. There were crafts and games of all kinds, a treasure hunt, a bake sale, and the favorite outdoor featrues: the cold cash hill, the obstacle course, and the treasure sled run. Kalkaska County Library Director John Roberts and Technological Librarian Sarah Genereaux- Maddox, explain the new book delivery program bringing the library to the schools, soon to come to Rapid City Elementary School.

Karlie show the pirate’s gold in the treasuer chest. (Above) Then she enjoys some time with her aunt and uncle, Alyssa and Zack Lichon. (Below) Voice Voice The good news in Kalkaska County & the surrounding area FREE! Northwest Michigan Since 1921 Buick - Chevrolet 302 W Mile Rd, Kalkaska 231-258-9178

Rapid City Elementary 2019 Winter Carnival

2 Northwest MI Voice Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Editor’s note: This space is free to community organizations to promote events which are of benefit to the residents in and around Kalkaska County. Email your information to tina.fieldsmedia@gmail.com or debbieomi@hotmail.com Please include date and time of the event, a contact number or email address.

Do not include prices. Out & About SENIOR & COMMUNITY MEALS Senior Lunch (Kalkaska COA), Senion Center, 303 S Coral St, no res- ervation required, contact 231-258-5030 When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 11:30 am for salad bar, lunch at noon until 12:30 pm.

Senior Lunch Bellaire Senior Center, 308 E. Cayuga St, Bellaire, no reserva- tion required, contact 231 533-8703 When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Senior Lunch, Mancelona Senior Center, 122 E State St, RSVP to Jacquelyn at 231-587-9131 When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri noon Senior Lunch, Central Lake Govern- mental Building, 1622 N M-88, Central Lake, contact Sharon at 231-350-8217 or 231-544-6687 for reservations When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, 12:00pm Senior Breakfast, (Kalkaska COA) SeniorCenter,303SCoralSt,noreservation required, contact 231 258-5030 When: Mon, 8 to 9 am Community Meal, Mancelona United Methodist Church, 117 W Hinman, Mancelona, canceled if Mancelona schools are closed due to inclement weather, contact 231-587-8461 When: Tue, except holidays, 5 to 6 pm Senior Lunch (Kalkaska COA), Bear Lake Township Hall, 198 E.

Bear Lake Rd, RSVP between 8:30 and 9 am to Iola at 941-270-1549 When: Tue, Thu, 12 - 12:30 pm Senior Lunch (Kalkaska COA), South Boardman Senior Cen- ter, 4859 Pine St SW, RSVP to Shirley by 9:30 am at 231-369-2700 When: Tue, Thu, 12:30 - 1 pm Senior Lunch (Kalkaska COA) Clear- water Township Hall, 5440 River St NW, Rapid City, RSVP by 8:30 am to Connie at 231-564-2794 When: Wed, 12 - 12:30 pm Community Meal, Kalkaska United Methodist Church, 2525 Beebe Rd, canceled if Kalkaska schools are closed due to inclement weather, dona- tions accepted, contact 231-258-2820 When: Wed, except holidays, 5 - 6 pm Senior Lunch (Grand Traverse COA) Fife Lake Library, 77 Lakecrest Ln, must RSVP by Monday prior, 231-879-4101 When: 1st & 3rd Wed, 12 noon (coffee hour at 11 am), Easy Meals Fundraiser for Ameri- can Legion, Dale H Wheeler American LegionPost219,10283M-113,FifeLake, takeout available, contact 231-879-4475 When: Thu, 5 - 7 pm Senior Breakfast, (Kalkaska COA) SeniorCenter,303SCoralSt,no reservation required, Build-Your-Own-Omelet, contact 231-258-5030 When: Fri, 8 to 9 am Pasties & Pot Pies For Sale, Coldsprings Excelsior Township Area (CETA) Hall, 6615 County Rd 612, (to confirm dates and availability, call 231-258-9912) When: Fri , 1 - 3 pm Food Pantry & Potluck Lunch, Torch Lake Assembly of God, 9456 Valley Rd NW, Rapid City, donations accepted, contact Christine at 231-331-6246 When: Fri 11 am-2 pm except holidays All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry, Dale H.

Wheeler American Legion Post 219, 10283 M-113, Fife Lake, contact 231-879-4475 When: 1st Fri , 4:30 - 7:30 pm Al-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, Kalkaska Eagles, 15854 M-72 West, contact 989-348-8393 When: 1st Sat, 9-11 am. VFW & Central LakeAmVets Monthly Breakfast, 1805 S Main St, Central Lake, serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy & biscuits, hash-browns, toast, and beerages, contact 231-544-6455 When: 1st Sun, 9 am to 12 pm Pancake Breakfast Buffet, Dale H. Wheeler American Legion Post 219, 10283 M-113, Fife Lake, WW II veterans eat free, proceeds benefit veterans and community programs, contact 231-879-4475 When: 2nd Sun , 8 am - noon BINGO, CARDS & BOARD GAMES Euchre, CETA Hall, 6615 CR-612 NE, contact 231-587-9475 When: Mon 7 pm Mah-Jong,HelenaTownshipCommunity Center, 8751 Helena Rd, Alden, all levels of skill welcome, contact 231-331-4318 When: Tue 1 - 4 pm (starts Jan 8) Euchre, (Kalkaska COA), Senior Center, 303 S Coral St, contact 231-258-5030 When: 1st & 3rd Tue, 1 pm Cards & Board Games, (Kalkaska COA), Senior Center, 303S Coral St, contact 231 258-5030 When: 2nd & 4th Tue, 1 pm Novice Mentored Duplicate Bridge, Helena Township Commu- nity Center, 8751 Helena Rd, Alden.

Contact Lou at 248-770-6152 Whwn: Wed, 12:30 to 3:30 pm, excet the first Wed of each month Jackpot Bingo, (Kalkaska COA), Senior Center, 303 S Coral St, fundraiser for the Senior Center, contact 231-258-5030 When: Wed, doors open at 4 pm, warm ups start at 5 pm, regular games 6 pm Bunco, Kalkaska VFW Post 8684, 408 Hyde St, bring a dish/snack to pass, contact 231-258-9757 When: Wed 6:30 pm Pinochle, CETA Hall, 6615 CR-612 NE, contact 231-587-1255 When: Wed 6:30 pm Euchre, Fife Lake Library, 77 Lake- crest Lane, contact 231-879-4101 When: 1st & 3rd Wed, 11 am Eucchre, CETA Hall, 6615 CR-612 NE, contact 231-587-9475 When: Thu 7 pm Senior Card Games, The Rock, 115 E.

Blair St, Kingsley, contact 231 263-7000 When: Fri, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Euchre, Kalkaska VFW Post 8684, 408 Hyde St, contact 231-258-9757 When: Fri 7 pm Jackpot Bingo, Dale H. Wheeler Ameri- can Legion Post 219, 10283 M-113, Fife Lake, must be 18+, contact 231-879-4475 When: 3rd Sun, doors open at 2 pm, games begin at 3 pm CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Lapsit Story Time, Central Lake District Library, 7900 Maple St, sto- ries, songs, activities, snacks, and FUN, contact 231-544-2517 When: Mon, 10:30 - 11:30 am Boy/Cub Scouts, Kalkaska United Methodist Church, 2525 Beebe Rd, boys kindergarten and older, first meet- ing of the new year is September 10, contact Terri at 231 384-0417 When: Mon, 6:30 pm Story Time, Mancelona Township Library, 202 State St, Mancelona, designed for children ages 3-7, but children of all ages are welcome.

Contact 231-587-9451 When: Tue, 3:30 pm Cooking with Jesus, Mancelona Free Methodist Church, 10725 Darragh Rd (County Rd 571), Mancelona, for ages 4 through mid- dle school, contact 231 587-4968 When: Tue, 6:30 to 7:30 pm Spanish Club, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St, for children kinder- garten through 5th grade, stories read in Spanish, music, games, culture les- sons, and more, contact 231 258-9411 When: 2nd & 4th Tue, 3:30 to 4:30 pm Lego-Rama, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St, open to ages 5 and up, build anything you can imagine, contact 231 258-941 When: 4th Tue, 3:30 pm Wigglers Story Time, Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S.

Brownson, Kingsley, open for ages 0-5 years, books, music, crafts, and movement, contact 231 263-5484 When: Tues & Wed, 10:30-11:30 am Story Hour, Bellaire Public Library, 111 S Bridge St, Bellaire, open to chil- dren ages 0-5 and their caretakers, stories, crafts, snacks, contact 231 533- 8814When: Wed, 11 am.

WASP- Wednesday After School Pro- gram, Kalkaska Church of Christ, 1725 W. Kalkaska Rd, open to children in kindergarten through 3rd grade, home- work time with help, snacks, games, Bible lessons, and more, contact 231 258-9441 When: Wed, afterschool to 4:30 pm (parents arrange for transportation) Tae Kwon Do, The Rock, 115 E. Blair St, Kingsley, open to Kingsley students 6th to 12th grade, contact Ben 231 357-5250 or 231 263-7000 When: Wed 4:30 to 6:30 pm AWANA, Calvary Baptist Church, 815W. Dresden St, ages kindergarten through 6th grade. Contact Jodi 231 384-0498 When: Wed 6:30 to 8:00 pm (Sept 12 through April) 5toOne Playgroup, Mance- lona Early Childhood Building, 203 Grove St, ages 0-6 yrs, con- tact Kristin 231-587-9021 When: 1st & 3rd Wed, 10 to 1130 am 5toOne Playgroup, Birch Street Elementary Gym, 309 N.

Birch St, ages 0-6 yrs, contact 231 258-8629 When: 2nd Wed, 9:00 to 10:15 am PJs Story Time, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St, bring your little ones, ages infants to 7, for games, bed- time stories, snacks, and more, pajamas, slippers and stuffed animals are highly recommended, Contact 231 268-9411 When: 2nd Wed, 5:30 pm 5toOne Playgroup, Rapid City Elementary Gym, 5258 River St, Rapid City, contact 231 331-6121 When: 4th Wed, 9:00 to 10:15 am OCTANE, Kalkaska Church of Christ, 1725 W. Kalkaska Rd, open to children in 4th and 5th grades, homework time with help, snacks, games, Bible les- sons, and more, contact 231 258-9441 When: Thu, afterschool to 4:30 pm (parents arrange for transportation) Infant & Toddler Storytime, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S.

Cedar St, story, music, play and more for infants and toddlers. 1st and 3rd Fri- days are playgroup time, also, until 12:00 pm. Contact 231 258-9411 When: Fridays, 10:30 am Tot Time, Fife Lake Public Library, 77 Lakecrest Lane, story time, games, activities, contact 231-879-4101 When: Fri, 10:30 - 11:30 am Central Lake Community Playgroup, First Congregation Church, 8066 W. State St, fun activities and lunch pro- vided. Contact Kate 231 631-2392 When: Fri, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm HEALTH & FITNESS Trigger Boxing Class, Kaliseum, 1900 Fairgrounds Rd, contact 231-258-5913 When: Mon, Thu, 10 am, 6:15 pm, Tue, 6:15 pm Trigger Boxing Open Gym, Kaliseum, 1900 Fairgrounds Rd, contact 231-258-5913 When: Mon, Tue, Thu, 3:30-6 pm, Sat, 11 am - 6 pm Pickle Ball, Kaliseum, 1900 Fair- grounds Rd, contact 231-258-5913 When: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 12 noon; Mon, Wed, 5:30-7:30 pm; Sat, 10 am- 12 noon Roller Skating, Kaliseum, 1900 Fair- grounds Rd, contact 231 258-5913 When: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, noon - 5:30 pm, Tue, 3- 6 pm, Sat, 12:00 to 7:30 pm Yoga, Helena Township Commu- nity Center Voting Room, 8751 Helena Rd, Alden, contact 231-331-4318 When: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30 - 9:30 am Walk with Ease, Kalkaska COA/Senior Center, 303 S.

Coral St, two 6-week ses- sions start Jan 21, self- directed program available, walking in the Senior Center, limited to 20 participants in each ses- sion, limited number of guidebooks and pedometers available to participants, must register, contact 231 258-5030 When: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:00 am or 1:15 pm Aerobic Exercise with Weights, (Kalkaska COA), Senior Center 303 S Coral St, contact 231-258-5030 When: Mon, Fri, 10:30 - 11:30 am TOPS #2304 Meeting, Kalkaska United Methodist Church, 2525 Beebe Rd, Kalkaska, contact 231-384-2154 When: Tue, 10 am Chair Exercises, Mancelona Senior Center, 122 E State St, Mance- lona, contact 231-587-9131 When: Tue, 10 am Fitness Over Fifty, Fife Lake Library, 77 Lakecrest Lane contact 231-879-4101 When: Tue, Thu, 11 am Senior Chair Yoga, South Boardman Senior Ceenter, 5503 Boarman Rd contact 231-369-2700 When: Tue, Thu, 11 am Yoga, Kaliseum, 1900 Fairgrounds Rd, contact 231-258-5913 When: Tue, 6 pm Live Well Kalkaska Substance Free Coalition, Kalkaska High School Library, 109 N.

Birch St, contact Lisa 231 929-7070 or Suzanne 231 714-7332 When: 2nd Tue, 3:30 to 4:30 pm Diabetics Support Group, Dr. Wil- liam W. Kitti Educatoin Center, 419 S Coral St, contact Katie 231-258-3091 When: 2nd Wed, 6 - 7 pm See OUT & ABOUT on page 3

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3 Northwest MI Voice Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Community Calendar FEBRUARY 2019 February 14- Annual Eve Club Cookie Sale, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, proceeds to benefit the Eve Club, contact 231 624-1680 February 14- Books ‘n’ Brie Book Club, Helena Township Com- munity Center, 8751 Helena Rd, Alden, 3:30 pm, “The Clay Girl” by Heather Tucker, contact 231- 331-4318 February 14- Dungeons & Dragons, Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S. Brownson, Kingsley, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, suited for the 13-17 year old crowd, playing the 5th edition, bring your own pieces or our dragon master has everything needed, contact 231 263-5484 February 15- Guided Full Moon Hike, Log Lake Park & Campground, 2475 E Log Lake Rd, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, sponsored by the Kalkaska Conservation District, meet at the pavilion, bring snowshoes if enough snow to use, if not, this will be a regular hike, some snowshoes may be available to borrow, register by contacting 231 258-3307 February 16- Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Dale H.

Wheeler American Legion Post 219, 10283 M-113, Fife Lake, 12:00 to 7:00 pm, to benefit a Fife Lake firefighter and his family who lost their home to a fire, also includes a benefit raffle, silent auction, fire department meet & greet February 21- Got LEGO?, Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S. Brown- son, Kingsley, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, bring your own or use ours, light refreshments provided, contact 231 263-5484 February 21- Classic Cartoons & Vintage Candy, Kalkaska County Library 247 S. Cedar St, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Fun for the entire fam- ily, enjoy the cartoons that your parents and grandparents watched while munching on some of their favorite candies, contact 231 258- 9411 February 23- Simply Delicious with Chef Tom, Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S.

Brownson, King- sley, 10:00 am, preparing Shrimp Ceviche, cooking instruction, tech- niques, and tips, and a taste test, contact 231 263-5484 February 23, Annual Luau, CETA Hall, 6615 County Rd 612 NE, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, hosted by Kalkaska County Democrats, Hawaiian attire suggested, bring a white elephant gift, donation for KAIR Food Pantry, and a dish to pass, contact Danielle 231 384-0946 February 23- Father/Daughter Dance- Under the Sea, Mancelona High School, 9300 West Limits Rd, Mancelona, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Mancelona young ladies, in grades 4-8 are welcome to attend with their father/father figure, hosted by Communities in Schools, for ticket information, contact 231 587-5044 February 23- Square and Round Dance, Kalkaska COA/Senior Center, 303 S.

Coral St, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, free admission but donations for the band are accepted, always someone there willing to teach and partner, bring a snack to share, contact 231 258- 5030 February 23 & 24- Annual Kalkaska Winterfest, Kalkaska County Fair- grounds, 1905 Fairgrounds Rd, sled dog racing, weight pulling, and more, kalkaskawinterfest.org February 23 & 24- Winterfest Craft Show, Kalkaska County Civic Center, 1905 Fairgrounds Rd, con- tact Shirley at lhirley@yahoo.com February 24- How to be Prepared, Hel- ena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Rd, Alden, 2:00 pm, Mike Thompson, Emergency Manager for Kalkaska and Craw- ford Counties will discuss the need for and the how-tos of being pre- pared in the event of a catastrophic incident, contact 231-331-4318 February 26- Bellaire Friends of the Library Movie Night, Bellaire Public Library, 111 S Bridge St, Bellaire, 6:30 pm, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”, Traverse City Film Festival movie about a defiant fos- ter care kid who gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside, contact 231 533-8814 February 27- Senior Book Club, Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S.

Brownson, Kingsley, 2:00 pm, “When They Call You a Terrorist” by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, contact 231 263-5484 3 WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU: COMMERCIAL MORTGAGES DONE LOCAL (231) 879-4154 JWOLF@FORESTAREA.COM FORESTAREA.COM JUSTIN WOLF, VP OF LENDING CONTACT US Federally insured by NCUA. FEBRUARY Calendar continues on page 7 Bootcamp Class, Kaliseum, 1900 Fairgrounds Rd, contact 231-258-5913 When: Wed, 6-6:45 pm Turbo Kick Class, Kaliseum, 1900 Fairground Rd, contact 231-258-5913 When: Wed, 7-8 pm Yoga, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 419 S Coral St, Cardiac Rehab area in lower level, con- tact Marianne 231-258-7525 When: Tue, 4:30-5:30 pm Yoga, Fife Lake Library, 77 Lakecrest Lane, contact 231 879-4101 When: Thu, 6 pm Senior Chair Yoga, (Kalkaska COA), Senior Center, 303 S Coral St, contact 231-258-5030 When: Thu, 10 am.

Yoga, Fife Lake Library, 77 Lake- crest Lane contact 231-879-4101 When: Fri, 9 am Kids’ Yoga, Fife Lake Library, 77 Lakecrest Lane, ages 5+, must be accom- panied by an adult, contact 231 879-4101 When: 2nd Sun, 3:00 to 3:45 pm ORGANIZATION MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous Meet- ings (AA), Kalkaska United Methodist Church, 2525 Beebe Rd When: Sun 6 pm, Mon-Sat 12 pm; Wed 12 pm Open meeting, 6 pm women only meeting Kalkaska Rotary, William Kitti Education Building (Stone House), 419 S. Coral St, Kalkaska, contact 231-715-1148 When: Mon, 12 pm Kalkaska Democrats, BC Pizza, 104 N Cedar St, contact Danielle 23-384-0944 When: 1st Mon, 6 pm Kalkaska County Agricultural Fair, All Seasons Resort Conference Room, 760 S Cedar St, all are wel- come, new members and volunteers are being sought, contact 231-714-4616 When: 1st Mon, 7:00 pm Kalkaska VFW Land-O-Lakes Post 8684, VFW Post 408 Hyde St, Quartermaster: Jim Richardson When: 2nd Mon, 6 pm Kingsley Friends of the Library, Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S Brown- son, Kingsly, contact 231-263-5484 When: 3rd Mon, 5 - 6 pm Kalkaska Genealogy Society Meet- ing, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S Cedar St, contact 231-258-9411 When: 3rd Mon, 7 pm AA, Al-Anon, Alateen Meeting, (Kalkaska COA), Senior Center, 303 S Coral St, contact Linda 231-384-3227 When: Tue, 8 pm Kalkaska Kiwanis Meeting, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (conference room across from cafeteria) 419 S.

Coral St.

When: Tue, 12 pm Friends of the Kalkaska County Library, Kalkaska County Library 247 S. Cedar St, downstairs When: 4th Tue, 4 pm Kalkaska Republicans, Kaliseum, 1900 FairgroundsRd(upperlevelmeetingroom) When: 4th Tue, 7 pm Friends of the Fife Lake Public Library, Fife Lake Public Library, 77 Lakecrest Lane, Fife Lake, con- tact Chris Seeley at 231-879-3221 When: 2nd Wed., 11 am Chain of Lakes Genealogy Club, Central Lake Library, 7900 Maple St, contact 231 544-2517 When: 3rd Wed, 6:00 pm South Boardman American Legion #463 and Auxiliary Meeting, South Boardman Legion Hall, 5487 Boardman Rd (at the tank), South Boardman, contact 231-369-2944 When: 1st Thu, 7 pm Knights of Columbus, St Joseph the Worker Council #7419, St Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, 438 County Rd 612 NE, Kalkaska, contact Dave at 231-587-4328 When: 1st Thu, 7 pm BIGG (Genealogy Group), Bellaire Public Library, 111 S.

Bridge St, Bellaire, When: 1st Thu, 10:30 am Friends of the Alden District Library, HelenaTownshipCommunityCenter,8752 Helena Rd, Alden, contact 231 331-4318 When: 3rd Thu, 10:00 am Kalkaska American Legion Rob- ert E Beebe Post 0480, (Kalkaska COA) Senior Center, 303 S Coral St, Commander: Raymond Todd. When: 3rd Thu, 6 pm Alcoholics Anonymous Meet- ing (AA), St Paul Lutheran Church, 2470 Beebe Rd, Open Meeting When: Thur, 8 pm OUT & ABOUTcontinued from page 2 See OUT & ABOUT on page 7

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4 Northwest MI Voice Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Obituaries Donalda “Doni” Barbara Barrett Nov 1, 1944 – Feb 1, 2019 Donalda “Doni” Bar- bara Barrett, 74, of Kalkaska, passed away Friday, Febru- ary 1, 2019. Donalda was born to Alex and Evelyn (Sherk) Doep- ker on November 1, 1944 in Petoskey. Doni attended Kalkaska Public Schools, and graduated from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids with a teaching degree. She married her late husband, Timothy, in 1969 and the two of them taught around the US and the world in such places as North Yorkshire in England, a tiny South Pacific island called American Samoa, and Native American Indian reservations in North and South Dakota.

Doni enjoyed crocheting, play- ing bingo, and participating in many church activities. She was a devoted teacher both in school and church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxil- iary, founder of the Kalkaska MS Support Group, and looked forward to attending each sum- mer at a camp to help those with disabilities. Doni will be lovingly remembered by her children: Craig Bar- rett, Carri (Ernie) Latta, Damien (Alise) Barrett, Cameron Barrett, and Dana (Dan) Tuller; sisters, Ruth Ann (Stanley) Snyder and Betty Jane Johnson; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her par- ents and husband.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church on February 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM. The family received friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the service. In lieu of flow- ers the family would like you to consider a donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home. Sarah “Sally” Joan Philips Feb 16, 1939 – Jan 31, 2019 Sarah “Sally” Joan Philips, 79, of Kalkaska passed away at Munson Medical Center on January 31, 2019. Sally was born in Lansing Michigan, on February 16, 1939, to the late Ferdnand and June (Freed) Fischer.

Sally loved to be in the middle of everything and had ‘the gift of gab.’ In her short time at Munson she knew everyone and everything. She loved to play cards and spend time with her family. She loved animals and made her kids promise to care for them when she couldn’t. Sally is survived by her chil- dren Wendy (Del) Carlson and Janene George of Kalkaska; her grandchildren, Silver (James) Brautigam, Ryan (Kae) Carlson, Ashley (Anthony) Muma, Tim George, and Brandon (Maria) George; and her eight great-grandchildren. Sally is preceded in death by her father Ferdnand Fischer and her mother June Freed.

Samuel Oluf Lewis Aug 5, 1935 – Jan 30, 2019 Samuel Oluf Lewis enjoyed life’s simple pleasures, whether it was fishing on Island Lake, bowling with his wife, or joining her to entertain their many friends in the family’s basement bar, The Nail Hole. Samuel passed away on January 30 at the age of 83. His smile, his ability to listen, his gentle spirit, and the hugs that he never hesitated to give are part of his legacy. He is survived by his sons, John (Jan), Samuel Edward (Ruth), and his daughter, Sheri (Duncan) Paschall; and by his sister, Evelyn (Ron) Bishop. His wife, Mary Lee, died in 2012.

He is predeceased by his parents and by siblings Betty (Bob) Dunham, Delwin (Lucille), and Dixie (Ray- mond) Short.

Samuel was born on August 5, 1935, in Sigma, the son of Emma and Raymond Lewis. Known in the yearbook as “Rapid Sammy” because he ran track, Sam gradu- ated from Kalkaska High School in 1953. He began taking classes at Northwestern Michigan Col- lege and joined the Air Force in 1954, achieving the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was a medic and served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. He married Mary Lee Cecil in 1956, when he was living on Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. The pair moved several times, includ- ing to Offutt AFB in Nebraska, Scott AFB in Illinois, and Moun- tain Home AFB in Idaho.

He and Mary Lee and their children returned to Kalkaska in 1977, where both lived the rest of their lives. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as the superin- tendent of the Kalkaska School District bus garage and then as Assistant Manager at Glen’s market. Through his work, he became one of the most familiar faces in the commu- nity. He cared about Kalkaska and couldn’t say no when asked to lend a hand, including serving on the Village Council.

Sam doted on his grandchildren, Chris Wagenschutz, and Robert (Nikki), Amanda, Joshua and Tra- vis Paschall. He was fortunate to spend Christmas 2018 with his great-grandchildren, Ellie and Ari Paschall, and witness the delight on Ellie’s face as she opened her gifts. He was a guiding light to his children. Samuel Edward shared, “I remember Dad saying you do what you think is right, but…fill in the blank. He wanted me to make my own decisions, but also to learn from his experience.” Sam was trusted family advi- sor, taking an interest in those he loved. His son-in-law, Duncan Paschall, recalls many heart-to- heart talks with the man he viewed as a father.

“The things that he saw in life, and that he learned, made him a wise man,” said Duncan. “He was accepting of most people and never, never judged.” Sam’s grandson Josh lived with him in his later years following the death of his wife, and his daughter Sheri was a constant in her father’s life after her mother died, visiting him daily. Often, she found him watching his beloved westerns on TV, his chair placed against a wall covered with family photographs. “I loved my dad. I cherished every moment with him.” Kevin Lee Ball May 21, 1963 – Feb 4, 2019 Kevin Lee Ball, “The Legend,” 55, of Kalkaska passed away Monday, February 4th, 2019.

He was born in Flint Michigan on May 21, 1963 to Don- ald Thomas Ball Sr. and Barbara Jean Ball. Kevin graduated from Johannesburg-Lew- iston High School in 1981, and started in residential construction and joined the brotherhood of the Michigan Carpenters Union Local 202 June 1999. He was employed by Comstock Construction of Tra- verse City Michigan for the last 20 years. Kevin was a master car- penter, craftsman, judge of many car shows, and avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed sharing his crafts and gifts with many people. Kevin was a man of many hats! There was not much he could not do and he took much pride in everything he completed.

He was a very humble man. Kevin formed many friend- ships throughout his career and lifetime. He loved his fam- ily very much and adored his grandba- bies (his “peewees”). He was survived by his loving wife of 25 years Dawn Kato Ball, daughter Karen Ball (Brad) York and their children Leigha (13), Briona (11), Gabriel (6), and Olivia (3), son Jeremy (Heidi) Kato and their children Julius (10) and Alice (6), mother Barbara Ball, brothers Clarence “Skip” (Pat) Ball and Ron (Dawn) Ball, sister Lori Ball (Don) Padgitt, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and greats. He was Preceded in death by his father Donald Thomas Ball, sister Donna Ball Pederson, and brother Donald Thomas Ball Jr.

A memorial service for Kevin was held at Kalkaska Funeral Home at Noon on Saturday February 9th, 2019. .

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5 Northwest MI Voice Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Northwest MI VOICE Fields Media, PO Box 28, Rapid City, MI 49676 Editor in Chief Tina Norris Fields 231-322-2787 or 231-645-0244 tina.fieldsmedia@gmail.com Free-Lance Sports Writers: Greg Gielczyk & John Raffel Free-Lance Feature Writer: Judy Kammeraad Out & About and Calendar: Debbie Ball-Odeh debbieomi@hotmail.com locally owned, managed, and staffed Local Houses of Worship Kalkaska Calvary Baptist Church 815 W Dresden St, Kalkaska Sunday morning: 9:30 am - ABF Fellowship 9:45 am - Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship 10:45 am - Morning Worship Kalkaska Church of Christ 1725 W Kalkaska Rd, Kalkaska Sunday morning 11:00 am - Worship Service Kalkaska Church of the Nazarene 1367 W Kalkaska Rd, Kalkaska Sunday morning: 9:45 am - Sunday School all ages 10:45 am - Worship Service Kalkaska Peoples Church 216 S Cherry St, Kalkaska Sunday morning: 10:00 am - Bible Study 11:00 am - Worship Service Kalkaska United Methodist Church 2525 Beebe Rd, Kalkaska Sunday morning: 10:00 am - Worship Service 10:15 am - Sunday School Many Rivers Church 2305 N 131, Kalkaska Sunday morning: 10:00 am - Worship Service Wednesday evening: 7:00 pm - Youth Worship Service St Mary of the Woods Roman Catholic Church 438 Co Rd 612, Kalkaska Saturday afternoon: 4:00 pm - Mass Sunday morning: 11:00 am - Worship Service St Paul Lutheran Church 2470 Beebe Rd, Kalkaska Sunday morning: 10:00 am - Worship Service Rapid City Rapid City Church of Christ 7964 Rapid City Rd, Rapid City Sunday morning: 10:30 am - Worship Service Torch Lake Assembly of God 9456 Valley Rd, Rapid City Sunday morning: 10:00 am - Worship Service Alden Alden United Methodist Church 9015 Helena Rd, Alden Sunday morning: 9:00 am - Worship Service 10:30 am - ACE (Adult Christian Education) Tuesday morning: 10:00 am - Ladies’ Prayer Group Boardman Township East Boardman UMC 2080 Boardman Rd,S Boardman Sunday morning: 9:00 am - Sunday School 10:00 am - Worship Service Local Houses of Worship The Northwest Michigan Voice is delivered to these fine enterprises every other week, and may be picked up there for free: Alden Alden Bar Alden State Bank Alden District Library Higgin’s Store Nifty Things Torch Conservation Center Vista Ridge Warm Fuzzy Bellaire Bellaire Public Library Central Lake Bachmann’s Store BP Station Central Lake District Library Village Market Fife Lake Beacon & Bridge Fife Lake Public Library Fife Lake Resort & Party Store Forest Area Federal Credit Union Loon’s Nest True Value Hardware Village Market Kalkaska Advanced Office Supply All Seasons Hotel & Resort B&B Express B.C.

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Distribution List Kalkaska CPM In Ms. Wilson’s Algebra I class, students have been studying rebound ratios. The school’s new College Preparatory Math cur- ribulum enbcourages students to work as a team to come up with soultions and investigate. These students are making predictions on how high a ball will bounce.

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6 Northwest MI Voice Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Business Directory This space could be your new ad. call 231-322-2787 Tall Pines Computer Training Helping grown-ups to get along with their computers For tech help, call: 231-322-2787 This space could be your new ad. call 231-322-2787 This space could be your new ad. call 231-322-2787 Munson healthcare news 9395 VALLEY ROAD, RAPID CITY 231-331-4228 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK BREAKFAST EVERY SATRUDAY & SUNDAY CARRY OUT AVAILABLE Laurel A.

Leithauser, M.D., Joins Munson Medical Center Physician specializes in dermatology Laurel A. Leithauser, M.D., has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs and recon- structive surgeon.

Dr. Leithauser practices at The Skin Cancer and Dermatology Center, 1225 W. Front St., Ste. C, in Traverse City. She is accepting new patients, and appointments can be made by calling 231-486-0230. Dr. Leithauser graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich. She completed a resi- dency in dermatology and a fellowship in Mohs and reconstructive surgery at the University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio. For additional information, call Munson HealthLink at 231-935-5886 or 800- 533-5520.

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7 Northwest MI Voice Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Alden Men’s Club, Alden United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 9015 Helena Rd, Alden.

Come see what we are all ahout, “Helping others in need,” contact 603-540-3581 or visit the club onlineatww.aldenmensclub.org. When: last Saturday of the month (usually 4th Saturday), 8 am for break- fast and business meeting, except July & November, no meeting in December MISCELLANEOUS Small Crafts Group, (Kalkaska COA), Sebuir Center, 303 S Coral St, all are welcome to bring their handheld crafts, such as crocheting, needlepoint, knitting, etc.,contact 231-258-5030 When: Mon, 9 to 11 am Rock Locker (free clothing store), The Rock, 115 E. Blair St, Kings- ley, free clothing for Kingsley kids age 6 to 18.

Donations of clothing, laundry soap, and hangers always welcome, contact 231 263-7000 When: Mon & Thu, 3:45 to 5:15 pm Tech Help Tuesdays at the Library, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S Cedar St, bring in your cell pone, tablet, or laptop and have your tech questions answered. contact 248-9411 When: Tue, 10 am - noon Grief Support, The Rock, 115 E. Blair St, Kingsley, led by Munson Hospice, all welcome, contact 800-252-2065 When: Tues, 11:00 am Central Lake Love of Laundry, The Wash Basket, 2735 N Main St, Central Lake, free monthly laun- dry (up to three loads) for Central Lake families, soap provided, snacks, children’s activities, parenting discus- sions, fun, contact 877 866-3714 When: 2nd Tue, 8:30 to11:00 am Yarn Yarn Sisterhood Knitting Group- Bellaire Public Library, 111 S Bridge St, Bellaire, bring your cur- rent project, contact 231 533-8814 When: 1st & 3rd Tues, 4:00 pm Kalkaska Baby Pantry, Kalkaska Church of Christ, 1725 W Kalkaska Rd, Clothing, diapers, wipes available (donations of such are accepted), serving children to size 4T, contact 231-258-9441 When: 2nd & 4th Tue, 9:30am - 1 pm.

Fife Lake Public LibraryBook Club, Fife Lake Library, 77 Lakecrest Lane, Fife Lake, contact 231-879-4101 When: 3rd Tue, 7-8 pm The Last Tuesday Book Group- Bel- laire Public Library, 111 S Bridge St, Bellaire, contact 231 533-8814 When: last Tue, 1:30 pm Grief Support Group, (Kalkaska COA), Senior Center, 303 S Coral St, all ages are welcome, contact 231 258-5030 When: Wed, 10:30 am Basketry Classes, Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Rd, Alden, presented by Dorothy Walter, join anytime, contact 231-331-6583 When: Wed, 1 - 4 pm (starts Jan 9) Tech-Knowledge for Seniors, (Kalkaska COA) Senior Center, 303 S Coral St, general tech classes specifi- cally for seniors, contact 231-258-5030 When: 2nd Wed, 1 pm The Page Turners Book Club- Bellaire Public Library, 111 S Bridge St, Bel- laire, contact 231 533-8814 When: 2nd Wed, 6:00 pm Fife Lake Library Book Club Take 2, Fife Lake Public Library, 77 Lakecrest Lane, Fife Lake, contact 231 879-4101 When: 4th Wed, 5:00 pm Mindfulness Book Club, Bellaire Pub- lic Library, 111 S Bridge St, Bellaire When: last Wed, 4 pm Line Dancing Class, Kalkaska Senior Center/COA, 303 S.

Coral St, all skill levels welcome. There is no charge. Contact Janet at 231-587-9779 When: Thu 2:30 - 4 pm Celebrate Recovery, Kalkaska Church of Christ, 1725 W Kalkaska Rd, Christ- centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or adic- tion of any kind, contact 231-258-9441 When: Thu, 6:30 pm Kasky Kwilters, (Kalkaska COA) Senior Center,303SCoralSt,Everyonewelcome When: 1st Thu, 6:30 pm Antrim County Baby Pantry, St. Anthony’s Church, 209 Jeffer- son Ave, Mancelona, providing food, clothing, diapers, and other items for children from birth until their 6th birthday (donations accepted) When: 2nd & 4th Thu, 11:30 am to 4:00 pm .

Kalkaska Library Book Club, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S Cedar St, contact 231-258-9411 When: 3rd Thu, 12 to 1 pm, except December Makerspace: Silhouette Cricuit Cameo Class, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St, contact 231 258-9411 When: 3rd Thu, 3:30 to 5:00 pm Quality Thyme Garden Club, Kalkaska COA, Senior Center, 303 S Coral St, President Louise Hinds, contact 231-564-0748 When: 3rd Thu, 7 pm Beans & Books- Bellaire Public Library, 111 S Bridge St, Bellaire, enjoy a free cup of coffee and a good book, contact 231 533-8814 When: Fris, 10:00 am Coffee & Conversatoin with KPS Superintendent.

Kalkaska Pub- lic Schools Central Office, 315 Coral St, Board of Education Room, contact 231-258-9109. When: 1st Fri, 8 - 9 am (through May, 2019) Grief Support Group, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 419 S Coral St, Conference Room When: 1st Fri, 11 am OUT & ABOUTcontinued from page 3 ORGANIZATION MEETINGS Help Wanted Commission Sales Rep to sell advertising for the Northwest Michigan Voice. Immediate openings. email: tina.fieldsmedia@gmail.com, or call: 231-322-2787 or 231-645-0244 Help Wanted Commission Sales Rep to sell advertising for the Northwest Michigan Voice. Immediate openings. email: tina.fieldsmedia@gmail.com, or call: 231-322-2787 or 231-645-0244 February 27 -Sit & Knit, Kalkaska County Library, 247 S.

Cedar St, 4:30 to 6:00 pm, all ages are wel- come for this beginning knitters class in a casual fun atmosphere, 231 258-9411 February 27 - JohnBirch Society, Trout Town Eatery in Kalkaska. Food and drinks available. Tom Rice, area coordinator will present the program February 28- Dungeons & Dragons, Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S. Brownson, Kingsley, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, suited for the 13-17 year old crowd, playing the 5th edition, bring your own pieces or our dragon master has everything needed, contact 231 263-5484 MARCH 2019 March 2- IF: Kalkaska, Kalkaska Church of Christ, 1725 W Kalkaska Rd, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, a gathering of fellowship for women, contact Carrie at 231 384- 1109 March 5- Sharps Disposal Day, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, Main Entrance, 419 S.

Coral St, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Needles, syringes, and lancets will be accepted only in these approved containers: medical sharps con- tainer, heavy-duty plastic laundry detergent jug with tight-fitting lid, or metal or hard plastic coffee can with secure lid. Pills and liquids will not be accepted, contact 231 258-3089 March 7- Potluck Diner & Off the Wall Movie Night, Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Rd, Alden, potluck dinner at 6:00 pm, movie at 7:00 pm, for movie details and to sign up for the pot- luck, contact 231-331-4318 March 8- Art in Ice, Sweet & Nice, downtown Bellaire, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, watch ice blocks turn into works of art, sample Sweet Treats Bake Off, sponsored by Bellaire Chamber of Commerce, tickets on sale now, contact 231 533-6023 March 9- Fundraiser for Jack & Nicole Sprague, KalHo Lounge, 340 S.

Cedar St, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, chili cook-off, silent auction, and raffles will be held to raise money as Jack we recently diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, contact Cindy 231 384-5929 March 9- FA Green & Pot O’ Gold Shamrock Showcase, Forest Area High School, 7661 Shippy Rd SW, Fife Lake, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, annual Forest Area talent show open to students and the community, $5 at the door, concessions available for purchase, for an audition, contact Tawni at 231 570-6051 March 9- Square and Round Dance, Kalkaska COA/Senior Center, 303 S. Coral St, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, free admission but donations for the band are accepted, always someone there willing to teach and partner, bring a snack to share, contact 231 258-5030 March 16- Moonlight Skate, Kaliseum Recreation Complex.

1900 Fair- grounds Rd, 7:00 pm, music, laser lights, fog machine, Kaliseum Kafe open, kids-$5, adults-$7, $2 skate rental, contact 231 258-5913 March 23- Red Hat Society Meeting, BC Pizza, 104 N. Cedar St, 12:00 pm, meeting and lunch, all red hatters (age 50+) and pink hatters (those younger) are welcome, con- tact Claudia, 231 564-2246 March 23- Square and Round Dance, Kalkaska COA/Senior Center, 303 S. Coral St, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, free admission but donations for the band are accepted, always someone there willing to teach and partner, bring a snack to share, contact 231 258-5030 FEBRUARY Calendarcontinued from page 3 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Overall CAP Values for some local schools School Percent Rank Grade Bellaire Middle/High School 67.95% C Central Lake Public Schools 24.78% D Elk Rapids High School 84.42% B Forest Area High School 70.33% B Kalkaska High School 86.0% B A school’s “percent rank” indicates how the school scored com- pared to all the other schools assessed Be sure to like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NorthwestMIVoice New postings all the time! Find us on the web at www.northwestmivoice.com current edition and archives are online.

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8 Northwest MI Voice Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Community Sudoku Puzzle February 15, 2019 Solution on page 11 DEAL ME IN By Mark Pilarski (reprinted with permission of the author) Glitches Happen Dear Mark: We love your col- umn. We always learn something (especially understanding why we lose - ha, ha!). But, for the winners - since we have NEVER been in this situation; we would like to know, do casinos have the ability/right to remove you from a machine “mid-play” because they feel you are winning too much, or, under the guise that the machine has malfunctioned? Carole P.

In the thirty plus years I’ve been in the gaming business, Carole, I’m hard pressed to recall a player get- ting backed off a machine because of winning too much; from table games on occasion, such as card counters bounced from blackjack, yes, but not from a slot machine.

The exception would be a slot going into a celebration mode, which is runaway coins or credits registered in error, or a jackpot the player hasn’t legally won for an amount that isn’t available. But that involves a malfunctioning machine, not a hiccup by Lady Luck.

When you play a slot machine, Carole, you will note that the pay- out table not only spells out the coin payout for various symbol combinations, but you will also see this weasel clause, or something similar, stating, “Malfunction voids all pays and plays.” Reason being is that today’s slot machines are nothing more than masquer- aded computers, and computer errors can happen. That’s why after any decent-sized jackpot, a slot manager will open up the machine to be sure it hasn’t been tampered with and that the slot’s computer program is work- ing properly. He’ll check to see that the display on the reels or screen matches the random num- ber generator’s electronic record.

If it doesn’t correspond, a malfunc- tion is declared and the jackpot is voided. The slot’s electronic record pays those colossal jackpots, not necessarily what is displayed on the screen.

So yes, Carole, machines act up, and jackpots are denied. Winners though, tell losers where they won. So yanking you off a hot machine just because you are winning is out of the norm. Dear Mark: I read your column each week in the Sun-Herald in Biloxi, MS. I play blackjack at the Beau Rivage, which offers early surrender. My question is: Would you surrender two eights against a 9, 10, Ace? I play basic strategy with no excep- tions. When I play at any casino that does not allow surrender, I always split eights. Jolene W. Surrender is an option in which the casinos allow players to “sur- render” half their original bet total after they have examined their first two cards and have viewed the dealer’s up card.

Once you take action by drawing that third card, doubling down or splitting pairs, surrender is no longer available. Used wisely, Jolene, surrender is an excellent rule. Unfortunately, far too many players surrender far too many hands.

Factors that affect surrender strat- egy are the decks in the game – single or multiple, whether the dealer hits or stands on a soft 17, and if early surrender is offered. With early surrender, the casino allows the player to surrender his hand and relinquish half the bet before the dealer checks the hole card. This reduces the casino’s edge by a whopping 0.6%, mak- ing it one of the most favorable blackjack playing rules allowed, and a definite loser for the casino when used correctly by a profi- cient player. Unfortunately, few casinos offer it so I will deal with just the late surrender option, and the correct decision after the dealer checks their hole card.

Although advanced surrender strategy is different for each of the above combinations, none direct you to surrender when you have a pair of eights. You should always split them. So when should you surrender? As a general rule, on a multiple deck game, surrender a 16 (not 8s) against a 9, 10, Ace and a 15 against a 10. On a single deck game, surrender your 16 (again, not 8s) against a 10 and Ace and a pair of 7s against a 10. = Gambling Wisdom of the Week: “Gaming is become so much the Fashion among the Beau-Monde, that he who in company should appear ignorant of the Games in Vogue, would be reckoned lo-bred and hardly fit for Conversation.” - Richard Seymour The Court Gamester 1722 Who to THANK in 2019 Kalkaska Kiwanis is once again seeking nominations for our everyday Hometown Heroes to be recognized for their extraordinary service to the Greater Kalkaska Community.

These individuals must have been directly involved in the day to day operations of an organization and have individually made outstanding contributions in the call to public service; the hallmark of which will include Leadership, Values, Actions, Advo- cacy, Heroism and Results. The Heroes Award Night in Kalkaska (THANK) will be held 5:30PM Tuesday March 19, 2019 at the Kalkaska Church of Christ on West Kalkaska Road.

Nominees must have performed their exceptional public service in the twelve months preceding the nomination deadline which Febru- ary 15, 2019. Award criteria and categories include: • Community Hero: Leadership and Commitment in a commu- nity organization. • Public Safety Awards: Hero- ism, Safety and/or Service Initiatives. • Public Servant Award: Inno- vative ideas, practices and services in healthcare, social services, local government and education. • Veteran of the Year: Significant Veteran service advocacy at the local, state or national level providing inspiration to their community and other Veterans.

• Traffic Safety Award: Improv- ing mobility, reducing crashes, casualties and changing knowl- edge, attitudes and driving behaviors.

If selected, a nominee and family member, will be our guest at the THANK Award Dinner where they will be honored with their award. About Kalkaska Kiwanis The heart of Kalkaska Kiwanis is serving Children, Families and our Community. Members are Servant Leaders who are generous with their time and passionate about cre- ating conditions and opportunities for children to Thrive. Interested? Join Us at noon every Tuesday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.

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9 Northwest MI Voice Vol2019:04 - February 15, 2019 Voice the good news LOCAL SPORTS Space for ad Coverage of teams from local area schools Sports Kalkaska boys fall narrowly to Boyne City By John Raffel KALKASKA - The Kalkaska varsity boys’ basketball team entered this week with a 6-7 record.

The Blazers lost at home 70-68 in overtime to the Boyne City Ramblers on Feb. 5. “It proved to be one of the more exciting games of the year,” Kalkaska coach Cory Heier said. “Despite losing in overtime, the Blazers played some of their best basketball of the season. The Blazers held an eight-point lead at halftime thanks in part to Ben Fitch who caught fire from behind the three-point arc. He scored 12 points in the first half to lead the Blazers.” It was tied 58-58 down the stretch. “Boyne ran an entire minute off the clock trying to close out the game on a final shot,” Heier said. “The Ramblers did, in fact, score with about three seconds left in the game and led 60-58.

The Blazers drew up a play to get the ball in Ben Fitch’s hands and Boyne committed a foul as the buzzer sounded. The Blazers were in the bonus, so Ben stepped to the line for a 1 and 1. He showed his confi- dence as he knocked down both free throws, sending the game into overtime. The Blazers had their chances in overtime but couldn’t quite close the deal and fell just short.” Fitch led the Blazers with a career-high 20 points and added six rebounds and three assists on the night.

“Ben was on fire in the first half going 3-of-3 from the behind the arc,” Heier said. “Seth Riddle also reached double figures in scor- ing as he finished the night with 16 points. AJ Castaneda and Jon Bell also scored in double figures, both finishing with 10 points on the night. AJ added five assists and four rebounds while Jon Bell added nine boards, four steals and three blocks. Nathan Blasko also added nine points, seven rebounds and two steals. “The Blazers have had an interesting season thus far as winter weather has taken its toll on being able to practice and play games. The Blazers will play six games over the next two weeks, wrapping up regular season play.” Bay Reps beat Northmen, 5-4 in OT for league title By Greg Gielczyk CHEBOYGAN -- Bad weather conditions and icy roads forced the Traverse City St.

Francis Bay Reps co-op hockey team to can- cel its scheduled road trip to Cheboygan last Friday night for a Northern Michigan Hockey League first round game against Manistee. The Chippewas successfully made the trip because the players were driven to the site by their parents, but the Bay Reps were to be transported by school bus and St. Francis officials decided not to take the chance After some discussion in a conference call between the league coaches, everyone agreed on an alternate plan where the regular sea- son champion Bay Reps would be matched against second place Petoskey in the title game last Saturday following Manistee’s contest against Cheboygan.

It was also agreed that if the Chippewas had beaten Cheboygan, and then knocked of the Bay Reps in the makeup game the two were scheduled to play this Thursday, then Man- istee would be awarded the championship. Manistee trailed 4-1 after the first period before the Chiefs exploded for six goals in the second to bring the game to an end because of the mercy rule with the 10-1 final. The Bay Reps (16-5) also found themselves behind after two periods in the championship game, but managed to rally to tie the score at the end of regulation and force overtime. Petoskey built a 4-2 lead after the first two periods and appeared to be in control.

But appearances can be deceiving and the Bay Reps turned the momentum around in the third period and rallied to tie the score before pulling out a thrilling 5-4 overtime win. “The first two periods were kind of sloppy on our part, and we had some defensive breakdowns,” Bay Reps coach Mike Mat- teucci said. “We were more focused on the offensive end than the defensive end of the rink.

“But we played better in the third period. It was some of our seniors stepping up and tak- ing the game into their hands. I was really proud of our reaction to being down two goals going into the third.” Petoskey scored a goal in the first period and another early in the second to take a 2-0 lead before Jake Ste- venson scored the first of his three goals in the game to shave the Bay Reps’ deficit to just one goal, 2-1 with 10:22 left. Kaleb Miller had the assist on the play. Logan Kerry also scored for the Bay Reps in the second, his goal coming with 5:21 remaining off an assist from Jonathan Adams.

But the North- men scored two goals to maintain a two-goal lead after two.

The Bay Reps tallied twice in the third period to erase the deficit and tie the game, both goals coming from Stevenson. The first came at the 8:58 mark on the power play with Kerry and Miller providing the help- ers and the other settling in the back of the net with 2:13 remaining in regulation with Miller getting the assist. Cam Newman scored the game-winner with 5:56 left in the overtime after controlling a pass from Cam Altonen. It was Newman’s first varsity goal, and it was an opportune time for him to get it. The Northmen did not get a quality shot at the Bay Reps goal in the overtime.

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