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REED CITY A person should


never underestimate a parents
influence.
When Scott Rives was young,
his mother would take him to
yard sales all the time. Anything
that was related to Christmas,
she would buy. Now, he says, the
urge to decorate for Christmas is
in his blood.
I just enjoy doing it, he said.
He enjoys it so much, in fact,
that he has decorated about 3 1/2
acres of yard.
To feed his habit, he is constantly on the lookout for
bargains. Once Christmas has
passed, he visits shops for discounted merchandise. Now he
has accumulated so many decorations that he figures he strung
up five miles of lights.
The decorations dont go up
overnight. He began decorating
for this Christmas last September.
The cost of the decorations
doesnt account for all of the
expense involved in the annual
displays, either. Each year when
Rives begins burning the strings
of lights, his electric bill goes up
about $250 per month.
His yard always looks nice.
Rives has landscaped with a
western theme in mind. Store
fronts simulate an old-west village. Pieces of antique farm
equipment lie scattered across
his yard. Adding to the ambience, free-ranging chickens
scratch and peck at the ground.
Chipmunks scamper about.
Rabbits wander into the yard
occasionally. Given the opportunity, Rives beagle trails the rabbits. Anyone with a taste for the
bucolic aspects of life would be
instantly enchanted with Rives
yard. During the Christmas season, though, the Yuletide theme
thoroughly mingles with the
western theme and adds a whole
new dimension to the yard.

Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Scott Rives, of Reed City, saunters along beside Santa. The Santa and reindeer decorations are among the many that
adorn a 3 1/2 acre area around Rives home.
Ive been decorating for
Christmas for 30 years, Rives
said. For the last couple of
years, Ive really been going after
it.
In fact, his penchant for decorating has inspired a friendly
family competition. His sisters,
who live in the Luther area, are
putting out decorations that rival
his, Rives said.
Rives thinks a lot more people
should be decorating for Christmas, too. He remembers that
back when he was a child, it
seemed as if everyone put up
Christmas decorations.
He objects to any political correctness that might discourage
a person from decorating for the
season, too.
Christians, Jews and Muslims
should celebrate their holidays
the way they want to and leave
everyone else alone, Rives said.
Rives said he decorates mainly

for his five grandchildren. Ranging in age from 1 to 11, they all
live within five miles of him.
Still, he has no problem with
others enjoying his decorations. In fact, he encourages it.
Although anyone driving by on
Lakola Road can slow down and
get a good look, Rives said those
who want to may pull in the end
of his driveway and park and get
out and look around. To accommodate those who may want to
stop by, Rives even operates on
a schedule. On weekdays, his
lights are on from 6-8 p.m. On
weekends, the lights are on from
6 to 10 p.m. He estimates that during an average evening, between
25 and 50 people drive by to see
his lights. Now they know the
story.
Rives does the decorating, perhaps, but viewers really have his
mothers love of garage-sale decorations to thank for the show.

What you need to know


Scott Rives lives on Lakola
Road 2 1/2 miles north of
U.S. 10 on the east side of
the road.
He has decorated about 3
1/2 acres for Christmas.
He has strung up miles of
strings of lights
During the week, his
lights are on from 6-8 p.m.
On weekends, he has the
lights on from 6-10 p.m.
He believes that somewhere between 25 and 50
people come by each night
to see his light display.
Visitors are welcome to
park near the end of his
driveway and walk around
his yard to see the decorations.

Crowd gathers in Evart to honor departed loved ones


Gifts and Santa
Some area youngsters explain
Santa secrets as well as what
gifts they would get others

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Student Athlete
Meet Rachel Martin

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Pastor Melodye Surgeon-Rider of the Evart


United Methodist Church
read from John 14: 1-4 and
EVART Dozens of
from Psalm 30.
people turned out for
The passage from the
Lighting for a Loved One
Gospel of John quotes
Saturday in Evart.
Jesus saying, Do not let
Quietly and without
your hearts be troubled.
fanfare, members of the
crowd would step forward Trust in god; trust also in
me. In my Fathers house
and hang a Christmas
are many rooms; if it were
tree bulb on the tree in
not so, I would have told
the pocket park on Main
you. I am going there to
Street. On the bulbs were
prepare a place for you.
the names of departed
And if I go and prepare a
loved ones.
place for you, I will come
People braved the cold
weather to attend. During back and take you to be
with me that you also may
the ceremony, temperabe where I am. You know
tures hovered in the low
the way to the place where
20s.
I am going.
Shawna Hubble, whose
In Psalm 30, the psalmfather has been missing
ist wrote, Sing to the
since his vehicle was disLord, you saints of his;
covered in the Muskegon
praise his holy name. ...
River, organized the cerWeeping may remain
emony.
Christmas music played for a night, but rejoicing
comes in the morning. ...
during the lighting.
You turned my wailThose in attendance quiing into dancing; you reetly greeted one another
and exchanged memories. moved my sackcloth and
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

clothed me with joy, that


my heart may sing to you
and not be silent.
Oh Lord my God, I will
give you thanks forever.
Surgeon-Rider also
read a Howard Thurman
poem:
When the song of the angel is stilled,
When the star in the sky
is gone,
When kings and princes
are home,
When the shepherds are
back with their flock,
The work of Christmas
begins;
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among
all,
To make music in the
heart.
Hubble said those who
were unable to attend
Lighting for a Loved One
may still hang bulbs on
the tree.

Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Brittany Davis of Reed City hangs a bulb on a Christmas tree


Saturday in Evart. Lighting for a Loved One was organized to
allow people to honor a departed loved one.

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Evarts five-day forecast


Local 5-Day Forecast
Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

12/25

12/26

12/27

12/28

12/29

39/29

40/32

36/26

36/31

36/30

Partly cloudy.
Highs in the
upper 30s and
lows in the
upper 20s.

Chance of
afternoon
showers. Highs
in the low 40s
and lows in the
low 30s.

Cloudy. Highs in
the mid 30s and
lows in the mid
20s.

Chance of a few
snow showers.
Highs in the
mid 30s and
lows in the low
30s.

Rain and
freezing rain.
Highs in the
mid 30s and
lows in the low
30s.

Sunrise: 8:14 AM

Sunrise: 8:14 AM

Sunrise: 8:14 AM

Sunrise: 8:15 AM

Sunrise: 8:15 AM

Sunset: 5:08 PM

Sunset: 5:08 PM

Sunset: 5:09 PM

Sunset: 5:10 PM

Sunset: 5:10 PM

Michigan at a Glance

Reed Citys five-day forecast

Local 5-Day Forecast

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Homemade hot doughnuts, anyone?
The red and white device
is apparently what every
homemaker needed in the
1950s to easily make the favorite taste-treat for family
and friends.
While a pan of hot oil is
heating on the stovetop,
a bowl of batter is made,
poured into the opening on
top where the red-balled
plunger can then regulate
precisely how much batter is released through the
conical nose at the bottom.
The batter goes directly
into the oil and a fry cake
doughnut is born.
Traditionally, one would
have a firmer dough, roll
that onto a flat surface,
use a cookie/biscuit/
doughnut cutter with the
center hole already part
of the cutting shape, and
then gently transport that
flat cookie-like circle to the
stove, sliding it gently into
the same hot grease.
In both scenarios, the
doughnut floats to the surface of the oil as it cooks
and puffs into shape. It
then needs turning so that
the underside also browns.

Mon

Fri

Sat

Sun

12/25

12/26

12/27

40/30

41/32

36/26

Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the low
40s and lows in
the low 30s.

Cloudy. Highs in
the low 40s and
lows in the low
30s.

Mostly cloudy.
Highs in the
mid 30s and
lows in the mid
20s.

Sunrise: 8:14 AM

Sunrise: 8:15 AM

Sunset: 5:09 PM

Sunset: 5:09 PM

Tue

Sault Sainte Marie


12/28
47/39

12/29

36/31

36/30

Chance of a few
snow showers.
Highs in the
mid 30s and
lows in the low
30s.

Grand Rapids

Sunrise: 8:15
AM
Sunrise: 8:15 AM

62/42
Lansing Detroit
Sunset: 5:10 PM
Sunset:
5:11
PM
62/45
58/51

Mix of rain and


freezing rain.
Highs in the
mid 30s and
lows in the low
30s.
Sunrise: 8:16 AM
Sunset: 5:12 PM

Michigan at a Glance
Area Cities
City
Alpena
Ann Arbor
Bay City
Benton Harbor
Big Rapids
Chicago
Coldwater
Detroit
Escanaba
Flint
Gladwin
Grand Rapids
Houghton
Iron Mountain
Ironwood

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for transportation services few hours as their schedule


allows.
within the communities
Spectrum Health is a notwe serve. Not having a car
REED CITY Every day, or a ride to get to and from for-profit health system.
vital, life-saving treatment Based in West Michigan,
thousands of cancer pais an unnecessary stressor the system offers a full contients need a ride to treatfor our patients when they tinuum of care through the
ment, but some may not
Spectrum Health Hospital
need all of their energy to
have a way to get there.
heal. The Road to Recovery Group. The group includes
Those who have cancer
12 hospitals, including
program is a way for us to
shouldnt have to worry
Helen DeVos Childrens
about how theyre going to meet our patients needs.
Hospital. It has 184 ambulaVolunteer drivers are
get to and from their treattory and service sites and
needed for the program.
ment facility.
employs more than 3,400
Volunteers must be 21
The American Cancer
physicians and advanced
years of age or older
Society has joined with
practice providers, includSpectrum Health Group to and hold a valid drivers
ing nearly 1,400 members
license. They must have
expand the organizations
Road to Recovery program. patience, a strong desire to of the Spectrum Health
The following options are help others and sensitivity Medical Group.
With 23,600 employees
to client needs. Opportuniavailable:
Spectrum Health is West
As a collaborative effort ties are available five days
Michigans largest ema week, and volunteers
between Spectrum Health
ployer.
may assist as many or as
Ludington Hospital and
Spectrum Health Reed City
Hospital, a handicap-accessible van is now available
for patients in Lake, Manistee, Mason and Oceana
counties. Patients from
those counties can receive
STEAK & LOBSTER PRIME RIB PASTA SEAFOOD
free transportation to Reed
City for cancer treatment
at the Susan P. Wheatlake
Regional Cancer Center.
The Road to Recovery
program is also available
for cancer patients in other
areas, utilizing volunteer
vehicles.
Volunteer drivers proPARTY FAVORS
vide transportation for people with cancer who do not
CHAMPAGNE
have a ride or are unable to
TOAST AT
drive themselves. The proMIDNIGHT
gram is coordinated by the
American Cancer Society.
THE FUN STARTS
Irene Balowski, director
AT 8:30 PM
of the Susan P. Wheatlake
Regional Cancer Center,
231-775-2407 M-115 & M-55
said, We saw a huge need
SERVING 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

NEW YEARS EVE


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National Cities

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Atlanta
Boston
56 45 Showers
Chicago
46 42 Cloudy
Dallas
72 62 M Sunny
Denver
46 24 P Cloudy
Area
Cities
Houston
59 45 Cloudy
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Los
64 50 Few
Showers
Alpena
40 36 Cloudy
Ann
Arbor Phases 49 37 Cloudy
Moon
Bay City
44 38 Cloudy
Benton Harbor
44 39 Cloudy
Big Rapids
42 36 Cloudy
Chicago
46 42 Cloudy
Coldwater
46 37 Cloudy
First
Full
Detroit
50 39 Cloudy
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18
Dec
25
Escanaba
36 35 Cloudy
Flint
49 40 Cloudy
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42 36 Cloudy
Grand Rapids
45 37 Cloudy
Fri
Sat30 Cloudy
Houghton
32
Iron Mountain
35 32 Cloudy
12/25
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Ironwood1
341 31 Cloudy
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Detroit
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58 50 Cloudy
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Seattle
45 39 Cloudy
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53 47 Cloudy
Jackson
48 37 Cloudy
Kalamazoo
45 38 Cloudy
Lansing
46 37 Cloudy
Mackinaw City
37 35 Snow
Manistee
41 36 Cloudy
Menominee
36 35 Cloudy
MichiganLast
City
44 39
Cloudy
New
Midland
44 36 Cloudy
Jan 2
Jan 10
Muskegon
46 39 Cloudy
Pontiac
50 38 Cloudy
Port Huron
50 38 Cloudy
Saginaw
45 38 Foggy
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Tue
Sault Ste Marie Mon
36 33 Cloudy
Toledo
51 41 12/29
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12/27
12/28
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Low

City
Hi Lo Cond.
City
The UV Index is measured
on a 0 - 11 number
scale, with a
Atlanta
59 Cloudy
Miami
higher UV Index 67
showing
the need for greater
skin protection.
Boston
56 45 Showers
Minneapolis
Chicago
46 42 Cloudy
New York
Dallas
72 62 M Sunny
Phoenix
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Denver
46 24 P Cloudy
San Francisco
Houston
59 45 Cloudy
Seattle
Los Angeles
64 50 Few Showers
Saint Louis

Low

Hi Lo Cond.
820 75 P Cloudy
3611
34 Cloudy
62 53 Showers
58 50 Cloudy
59 47 Cloudy/Wind
45 39 Cloudy
53 47 Cloudy

Moon Phases

First
Dec 18

Full
Dec 25

Last
Jan 2

New
Jan 10

UV Index
Fri
12/25

Sat
12/26

Sun
12/27

Mon
12/28

Tue
12/29

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Christmas dinner at
Church of the Firstborn

Whats Happening in the Area

month at 6:30 p.m. at 207 N.


Main Street, Evart, 231-7349900.
Art, antiques, crafts.
REED CITY The
Open Thursday, Friday,
Church of the Firstborn
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5
and Revival Center of
p.m.
Reed City will be having a
Lapidary Class, Saturday,
Christmas dinner served
1 to 5 p.m.
on Dec. 25 from noon to 2
Classes in other areas of
p.m. for all who wish to celthe arts will be offered for
ebrate Christs birth.
The meal is free and open those interested.
to the public; located at 310
S. Higbee Reed City.

Blood drive
REED CITY A blood
drive will be held on Jan.
7 from 1 to 5:45 p.m. at
Church of the Nazarene,
5300 S. 220th Avenue.

Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service

CHASE The Chase


Barton United Methodist
Church Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service will be
held at 8 p.m.

South Evart Quilt Club


meetings

EVART The South Evart Quilt Club meets on the


first and third Wednesday
of each month through
May 30, at the Evart Township Hall, Main Street,
from 11 a.m. to 2:30-3 p.m.
with a potluck lunch at
noon.
Everyone interested in
quilting, whether beginner
or pro, are welcome. For
more information, contact
Margie at 231-734-3857 or
Ann at 231-867-3237.

OLAH holding monthly


meetings
EVART The Osceola
League for Arts and Humanities will be holding
a monthly meeting on
the first Tuesday of each

weekly voice 3

ucation building, 219 East


Church Street.
The groups are free and
open to those with diabetes
or those who support someone with the condition.
Facilitators will lead discussions on various topics
including healthy cooking,
computer apps for diabetes, use of over-the-counter
medications and more.
To register, call 231-5924483.

Weight loss group


meetings on Thursdays

health care providers. New


need to call for an
Activities at the Osceola patients
eligibility appointment.
Senior Center
Medication assistance
EVART T.O.P.S weight
REED CITY The Senior may be available through
the Stehouwer Free Clinic.
loss support group meets
Center, 219 E. Todd Street,
Qualified applicants must
every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. has activities happening
have a Munson Healthcare
at the Evart United Methfour afternoons during
Cadillac Hospital affiliated
odist Church. Weigh in is
the week. On Mondays
provider and meet guidefrom 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and
and Thursdays, euchre is
lines set by pharmaceutimeeting is at 9:30 a.m.
played from 1 to 3 p.m.; on
cal companies. Eligibility
T.O.P.S. MI 1390 weight
Tuesdays, bingo is played
loss support groups meets
from 12:30 to 3 p.m.; and on appointments are scheduled for Tuesday and
every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Fridays, pedro is played
Volunteers needed
Wednesday mornings.
at Calvary Baptist Church. from 1 to 3 p.m.
for Road to Recovery
Office hours are Monday
Weigh in is from 6 to 6:30
The center is open for
Dinner with friends at p.m. and meeting is from young and old to come and through
Thursday, 9 a.m.
REED CITY Road to
St. Paul Lutheran Church 6:45 to 8 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to
enjoy an afternoon of fun
Recovery is an American
1 p.m.)
and enjoyment.
Cancer Society volunteerEVART Dinner with
Stehouwer Free Clinic is
For further information,
based program that proFriends Community Meal
Health specialty clinic
contact Carolyn at 231-832- located at 201 N. Mitchell
vides transportation for
will be held on the second
Street (Lower Level).
2676 or Bonnie at 231-832cancer patients to and from Wednesday of each month
REED CITY Urolo1136.
their treatments. Volunteer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St.
gist, John Anema, M.D.
drivers transport patients
Paul Lutheran Church, 435 will be offering outpatient
Hersey Congregational
from their home to cancer
W. 5th Street. Sponsored by services at the hospitals
Day
book
club
Church services
treatment centers, doctor
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Specialty Clinic twice a
at Reed City Library
visits and other cancerand the Evart United Meth- month.
HERSEY Service time
related appointments.
odist Church.
He will be consulting
for Hersey Congregational
REED CITY A day
The American Cancer
Donations appreciated.
with patients on the second book club will be held on
Church, 216 S. Main Street,
Society is working with
Take out available.
Friday of the month and
the first Wednesday of the is a 9 a.m. traditional serSpectrum Health Reed City
For more information,
performing outpatient sur- month at 1:30 p.m. at the
vice.
Hospital, Susan P. Wheatcontact 231-734-3585 or 231- gery and other procedures, Reed City Public Library.
lake Regional Cancer
734-5491.
including lithotripsy on
Congregate meal sites
Center to recruit volunteer
In the event that school
the fourth Friday.
Free
clothing
store
for Osceola County COA
drivers and coordinators
is canceled, Dinner with
The clinic is located at
from Osceola and its surFriends will not take place. 300 N. Patterson Road. Con- in Evart
TUSTIN Tustin Meal
rounding counties to help
tact Spectrum Health Reed
EVART A free clothing Site
drive cancer patients to
City Hospital Specialty
213 Neilson
store filled with like-new
Free dinner
and from their treatment.
Clinic at 231-832-7108 for
Monday, Tuesday, Thursname brand clothing is
at Reed City church
All volunteers need is a
more information.
day
open to all for shopping.
few hours during the week
Lunch served at noon
The store is located on
REED CITY There
and a desire to make a difREED CITY Reed City
U.S. 10 in Evart across from
will be a free dinner every
Fibromyalgia
support
ference.
Meal Site
Dairy Whip and is open
Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at
group meeting
Local community mem802 Mill Street
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to
the Church of the Firstbers who are interested
Monday, Tuesday, Thursnoon.
born Revival Center, 310 S.
BIG RAPIDS Support
in volunteering for the
day
Higbee.
group for people with
Road to Recovery program
Lunch served at noon
Donations accepted but
Fibromyalgia will be meetFree health care
should contact the AmeriEVART Evart Meal
not necessary.
ing the first and third Satservices
can Cancer Society at 1-800Site
urdays at 9:30 a.m. at St.
227-2345.
732 W. 7th Street
Lutheran Church,
CADILLAC Free limitFree community dinner Johns
Monday, Tuesday, Thurslocated at 1004 N. McEwan. ed health care services are
day
McEwan.
available in Cadillac for
SEARS Free commuSpectrum offers
Lunch served at noon
Discussion topics are
residents of Wexford, Misnity dinner will be held
diabetes support group every Saturday night at
MARION Marion Meal
based on the needs of
saukee and parts of OsceoSite
la and Lake counties with
REED CITY Spectrum 5:45 p.m. in Brooks Corners members of the group.
221 S. Mill Street
Suggestions are always
low income and no health
Hall with a contemporary
Health is offering a diabeMonday, Tuesday, Thurswelcomed.
insurance. Weekly health
worship at 6:30 p.m. Invite
tes support group on the
For more information,
clinics are scheduled based day
last Tuesday of the month a friend.
Lunch served at noon
contact Lori at 989-386-6113. on availability of volunteer
at 4 p.m. at the diabetes ed-

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Evart school officials


seek input in
superintendent search

likely to have with a midyear start date.


The MOISD is assisting
the Evart School Board
EVART Still coming
with its search for a perup for residents of the
manent superintendent.
Evart School District: a
I believe it is the MOISsecond set of forums at
Ds obligation to support
which people can offer
the local schools in their
suggestions to guide the
superintendent search,
search for the next school
Finch said. He noted that
superintendent.
the assistance MOISD
The first set of forums
gives local school boards
took place Dec. 15.
ties us together as a unit
Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District of- and give the local Boards
ficials will host the upcom- a chance to learn more
about what the MOISD
ing events. They will be
does in a more informal
held in the middle school
format.
auditorium Tuesday, Jan.
This will be our fifth
5, 2016. A staff forum will
begin at 3:30 p.m. The com- superintendent search
that the MOISD has done
munity forum will begin
for the local districts for
at 5.
free in the past ten years.
Curtis Finch, the superThey usually run about
intendent of the MOISD,
$6,000 each Our role is to
said that through the foensure they follow proper
rums, school leaders are
Open Meetings Act reable to get community,
staff, and student input on quirements and follow
personnel procedures that
what kind of superintendent traits are needed for
avoid FERPA, HIPAA, and
the next position, future
discrimination violations
issues that might need
during the hiring process.
addressing, and potential
We take the pressure
strengths the district has
off of the Boards of Educato use in recruiting.
tion for proper time lines,
By hosting a couple of
recruitment, back-ground
staff and community fochecks and contract negorums and allowing for intiations, Finch said.
put via the school district
Other intermediate
website survey, we can
school districts in the
gather everyones input for state have borrowed the
better interview questions MOISDs materials and
and public insight for the
have begun conducting suboard of education can use perintendent searches for
to supplement their own
their local school districts.
positions, Finch added.
School officials hope to
The district has already
have the selection process
hired Shirley Howard to
completed in March.
serve as interim superinThe new superintendent
tend for the duration of
will start July 1, 2016.
the school year while a
Those unable to attend
search is made for retiring the forum may still offer
superintendent Howard
their opinions by taking
Hydes permanent replace- an online survey. A link to
ment.
the survey can be found
By hiring an interim
on the Evart Public School
superintendent and setwebsite, http://www.evart.
ting a summer start date
k12.mi.us. Survey takers
for a permanent successor, can also go directly to
the board hoped to have a
the survey. It is found at
larger pool of candidates
https://www.surveymonto choose from than it was key.com/r/SFV7V5G.
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

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Kids, gifts and Santa


By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

As Hollywood told the


world, kids say the darndest things. Some of the
things are sweet and touching. Others are uproariously funny. All, probably,
are said with sincerity and
enthusiasm.
Giving a nod to the time
of year, the Weekly Voice
caught up with some of
the areas young children
to get their candid takes
on the season, what they
would like to give others
for Christmas, and to learn
just what they think of
Santas activities.
Because Christmas is
the season for giving, one
of the things we wanted to
learn was what children
wish they could give to others. But, of course, we also
wanted to check out their
understanding of Santa.
What follows are excerpts
of our interviews.
Ethan Hutchinson, 3, a
Reed City resident, already
has enough Christmases
under his belt to know
a thing or two about the
season. He knows, for example, that Rudolph is one
of Santas reindeer. He also
knows about the spirit of
giving. He said he would
like to give his sister a yoyo for Christmas. He added
that he would like to give
his mother a yo-yo, too.
If Ethan had his way,
though, his dad would get
things more masculine
in nature. His dad, Ethan
said, would like a guitar
and a new hot rod for
Christmas.
And regarding that wellknown theory of Santas
transportation, Ethan said
that Santa uses his sleigh
to get to all the children.

Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Joel Robbins, 4, understands


exactly how Santa is able
to make his rounds each
Christmas.

Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Thaddeus Hunt, 5, would like


to give a choo choo train to his
brother.

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Lorelai Wallace, 3, wishes she


Josephine VanAssche of Evart
Zachary Long, 4, of Evart, wishcould get her sister a Robo Kitty wishes she could get her pares he could give his mother 91
for Christmas.
ents new watches for Christmas. presents for Christmas.

tor.
Just as her sister did,
Josephine once received
an American Girls doll for
Christmas and thought it
was a pretty neat gift.
If she could, she would
give her parents new
watches for Christmas. She
would also give her sister
an American Girls doll.

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Ben Barnett, 5, would like to


Caroline VanAssche, 9, of Evart,
Three-year-old Ethan Hutchinson get his brother a little toy crane. believes her best Christmas gift
is looking forward to Christmas.
ever was an American Girls doll.
is able to make all those
If he could, he would get his
uses a lot of reindeer. the
home deliveries, too. Bemother a yo-yo for Christmas.
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Bella Riggleman, 5, of Evart,


believes Santas reindeer must
be fast.

how that jolly old elf can


get through all his Christmas Eve duties in a timely
manner. Maybe he has
idea about how Santa is
lots of elves helping him,
able to deliver all those
she suggests.
Three-year-old Lorelai
toys, too. I think Mrs.
An old hand now at
Wallace of Reed City wishClaus has a lot of reindeer,
Ben Barnett, 5, of Hersey, es she could get her sister a Christmas, shes been
and she hooks them togetharound long enough to
Robo Kitty for Christmas.
er to the sleigh, Joel said. would give his brother
have a favorite gift. Her
something like a little toy She would get her mother
best yuletide gift ever was
a Frozen bed.
crane, if he could. And
Five-year-old Thaddeus
an American Girls doll.
Lorelai likes Rudolph,
I want a big crane, he
Hunt of Reed City has the
This year, if Caroline
and she believes Santa will
added.
giving spirit. If he could,
was able to, she would
He would give his mother go through the door to get
he would give his brother a
get her sister an iPad for
choo choo train for Christ- new slippers, shiny ones. in her house.
Christmas. In fact, CaroShe would like to give
Ben would like a train
mas. He also can reel off
Santa a new reindeer and a line said she would like to
for Christmas, one that
the names Vixen, Dasher,
receive an iPad herself.
new Christmas tree.
goes around and you put
Dancer, Prancer and Rutogether. He also said, I
dolph.
Josephine VanAssche, 7,
Santa Claus cant pull
If he could, he would get want my brother to get a
Joel Robbins, 4, of Reed
anything over on 9-year-old of Evart, thinks Santa can
colorful bulldozer.
City, would like a computer his parents a wreath for
Caroline VanAssche of Ev- make his rounds quickly
He is certain how Santa
and a walking Santa Claus Christmas.
art. She has a theory about because he has a fast momakes his deliveries. He
He knows how Santa
for Christmas. He has an
cause of his reindeer, and I
dont know how Santa gets
his reindeer flying. And I
know theres no magic,
Thaddeus said.

reindeer are fast. Santa is


amazing and I love Santa,
Ben said.

The best Christmas gift


Bella Riggleman, 5, of Marion, ever received came
from her grandmother. It
is a glass tea set and it has
flowers on it.
If she could, she would
give her mother a candle
and her father a gun case
for Christmas.
Bella also knows how
Santa can make his rounds
so fast. It is because his
reindeer are fast, she said.
Four-year-old Zachary
Long of Evart takes honors for his generosity. If he
could, he would give his
mother 91 gifts for Christmas. If he were able to get
her just one present, what
would it be?
A Rosalina.
Zachary would like a
Hulk for Christmas.
He knows how Santa
makes it to all those
homes, too.
He rides on his reindeer, Zachary said.

Christmas memories past and present


ery Christmas Eve my
previous trips. Mrs. Porte- paper wrapped tube tied
Mom, Dad and I would
ous particularly loves mu- at both ends concealing a
small toy or candy inside. travel to my Auntie Jos
sic and Christmas carols,
house for the holidays.
and always enjoyed when During a time when the
The Christmas season
is a time to reflect on past people would drop by with family didnt have money She and her family lived
in an old two-story, fourmemories as well as make songs of Christmas cheer. for grand presents, it
square house on a farm at
was a simple gift. Such a
Sarah also remembers
new ones. The following
the edge of the flint hills
small thing, but one that
account will tap into some how visits to her grandin Kansas; a place where
parents during the Christ- meant so much to her. I
reflections of Christmas
you could see far across
mas season meant her and dont know if she made
time that were shaped by
the land and at night it
the other children getting them for my Mom and
cherished memories.
was so dark that it seemed
to play with her grandpas her brother and sisters,
The Porteous family
trains. On Christmas Day, but she did pass down the like the world was endless.
has been influential in
We drove for miles and evReed City for many years. all the family would gath- tradition to my cousins
ery one of them found me
and me.
er at the Porteous house
Sarah Schimmels ClifI remember one Christ- watching intently across
and shared an extended
ford, granddaughter of
the wheat fields. Then at
mas morning Kris and I
family Christmas.
Bill and Mabel Porteous,
found crackers among the last I could see them - red
Jill Engelman, Mufondly recalls the holiday
Christmas candles piercbranches of the Christseum Curator for the
traditions and memories
ing the night, one in every
mas tree. Each ornament
Lake County Historical
with her grandparents.
was wrapped in white tis- window of that big old
Society, shares a custom
Every year the extended
farmhouse.
sue paper, tied with a bit
from her childhood with
family would attend the
They were a bright
of ribbon and held closed
the Baldwin community
Christmas Eve service
light in the darkness.
in the middle with a holieach December. During
at the Reed City United
They heralded the soon to
day sticker. Inside was a
Methodist Church. Sarah the Baldwin holiday celbe reunion, the warmth,
ebration, the Lake County piece of candy. Gram
explained, Winter was
fun, and laughter of sharexplained that in a world
Historical Society hosts
especially treacherous
ing the joys of the season
that pushed the latest
for my Grandpa as a polio an old fashioned Christwith extended family.
survivor with the slippery mas ornament workshop, craze, the most advanced
The warm red glow surgame, and the biggest
ice outside, but it was im- where Jill can be found,
rounded all of us while we
and most expensive toys,
along with other helpportant to him to go. He
celebrated in that house,
that the real meaning
ers (elves) who teach the
and my Grandma led our
exuding the sense of safeof Christmas could still
children how to make old
family by example.
ty and love. Nothing bad
style ornaments from ma- be found in simple gifts,
Another Porteous famwas to ever come within
handmade and given
terials found around the
ily tradition was to serve
that circle of light. Some
with love. I still have that
homemade (or Deans) egg- house.
60 years later, I continue
cracker. Each year, it
Jill shared how old ornog in hand-painted Santa
to place red candles in my
naments came to be a cele- sits proudly within the
mugs. Deans eggnog was
windows every Christmas
brated part of Christmas, branches of my Christa favorite annual gift
to remember those special
mas tree as a reminder of
One of those Christmas
the family received each
Eves during the 1950s my her wisdom. I shared this times spent with family
year from Jim and Sheri
where being with loved
tradition with the chilGram passed down a traThompson and family. In
dren of Lake County three ones was the best gift of
addition to eggnog, Sarah dition that had begun in
all.
also reminisced the sweet her family when she was a years ago.
A memory found in the
Another tradition Jill
memory of the homemade child in the 1880s. She had
journal of Christina Dahlstill observes is candlereceived an English style
Christmas cookies and
berg Johnson, who grew
light in the window, Evcracker ornament a
Wrights Bakery cookies
for all to share.
Mrs. Porteous loves
history, and the Porteous
house at Christmas time
being decorated with
early American Colonial
Williamsburg style decor,
and candles lighting the
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up as a girl in Sweden in
the mid 1800s, shared, At
Christmas time in our
home it was a quiet festival time, and our thoughts
could go back to the manger in Bethlehem to Jesus birth. On Christmas
morning all us children
and our parents joined in
singing Var Hilsad Skone
Morgonstund this is,
All hail to Thee o Blessed
Morn. I have never been
able to recapture the great
joy of Jesus birth as we
did in our little home.
I dont believe the children of this day seem to
realize the great wonder

and beauty of Christmas


as there are so many
distractions which we
did not have. But our
thoughts could all be on
the wonderful message
that Jesus was born, and
mamma made everything
as much like Christmas as
possible. No doubt among
the rich people there was
much preparation and
Christmas parties and
and I thought that the rich
surely had it so good, but
now I realize that we really had it much better,
as we had Jesus, and only
Jesus there was room for
Him in our little home.

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Remediation work continues at site of pipeline leak


By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

started barking.
Then there was a heck
REED CITY The leak of an explosion, Charles
said. You could hear a big
in a TransCanada ANR
boom echoing through the
natural gas pipeline near
valleys. It was like a big
Reed City may be a thing
rush.
of the past, but work at
Nancy wondered at first
the site will continue
into next year, a company it she was hearing the
beginning of a nuclear hospokeswoman reported.
locaust. She then realized
TransCanada spokeswoman Janna Palfrey said she was hearing the sound
of escaping gas.
the company has conRay and Robin Grein
ducted a series of tests
live on 25 acres adjoining
to verify the integrity
the property on which the
of the pipeline, and we
leak occurred. The sound
continue to work closely
with our state and federal of the escaping gas caught
her attention.
regulators to investigate
It was just a big boom,
the cause of the event
Robin said. I thought it
and ensure that steps
was lightning. I looked
are taken to prevent a reout the curtains and there
occurrence.
was no storm.
The compromised pipeShe realized the noise
line allowed the noisy
was that of escaping gas
escape of gas in the early
and she awakened Ray.
morning hours of June
It sounded just like a
29. At the time, residents
jet engine. I knew what it
in the vicinity variously
reported sounds like those was and called 911, Ray
of jets, explosions and ce- said.
Joyce Harshbargers
ment trucks.
Calls regarding the leak Pomeranian, Handsome,
began arriving at Meceola awakened her in the
night.
Central Dispatch about
Joyce said the dog came
2:45 a.m.
into her bedroom because
Charles and Nancy
in wanted to climb into
Sawalich, who live near
bed with her.
the site, first became
Handsome was scared
aware that something was
to death, Harshbarger
amiss when their dogs

STUDENT
ATHLETE

said. She said the roar of


escaping gas reminded
her of a large cement
truck tearing up a road.
Weve never heard
anything like that before.
It was like jets going over,
but the noise just kept going, Nancy said.
The couple estimated
the roaring lasted about 45

of the
Week

Meet: Rachel Martin


Senior at Evart High School

What sports do you


play?
Basketball and softball
What moment from
sports stands out the most
to you? Why?
My junior year winning
against Farwell because it
was our first win in high
school.
What is your pre-game
ritual?
Before every game I like
to pray and then as a team
we listen to music and
dance in the locker room
Who is your favorite
professional athlete?
Seth Curry
What is your favorite
subject in school?
AP English because it
pushes me to be a better
student every day.
Do you have a role model? Who and why?
Coach Jamie Smith. She
pushes me to be a better
athlete and person.
What are your plans after graduating from high
school?
To attend Northern

Michigan University in
Marquette and get my
degree in social work and
criminal justice.
What advice would you
give to younger people
starting out in sports?

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Last summer natural gas escaped at this location. Today, restoration efforts are continuing.

I would tell them that


every practice matters
and that they should always push themselves to
become better.

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minutes before it began to


diminish.
Today, the excavated
earth is back in place.
Outside of ground in the
area being bare, little evidence remains that anything unusual happened
there.
Palfrey said that restoration work is continuing

at the site will continue


into next year. The work
includes ensuring equivalent or better land condition is achieved when our
work is finished.
The investigation into
the cause of the gas discharge is ongoing at this
time. Company officials
are uncertain how long

the investigation will take.


The safety of our employees, the environment,
and the communities in
which we operate are a top
priority at TransCanada,
and we are committed to
ensuring the ongoing safe
and reliable operation
of the ANR Pipeline System, Palfrey said.

Tolerance creates
intolerance?

correctness (PC).
Recently, PC has reached
a fever pitch and drawn
international attention,
especially in the higher
education world.
PC has been visible
throughout the airwaves,
social and print media for
years, but has manifested
itself most recently on college campuses.
Higher education, once
bastions of discourse, discussion, and dissonance,
Curtis Finch, Mecosta-Osceola
now hire Diversity OfISD SUperintendent
ficers to control PC of
tion became the cornerfaculty, staff, and students
stone to hold inclusive dis- and promote the Univercussions about the future
sitys positions.
of the melting pot of the
The push to have tolworld.
erance for each others
Controlling discourse,
views has now turned into
opinion, and opposing
intolerance to those who
thought has come back in may disagree.
style and now flies under
Most recently, faculty,
the banner of political
administration, staff, and
students have been pressured to capitulate at the
University of Missouri,
Princeton, and Yale. This
past year, commencement speakers have been
dismissed, protests organized, sporting events
interrupted, and classes
Just a note of
canceled because someone
may be offended.
thanks for your
Mainstream comics
loyal patronage
such as Jerry Seinfeld,
this past year!
Chris Rock, and Larry
the Cable Guy now avoid
college campuses for fear
of students who may be
offended and organize protests via social media.
In September, President
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Obama called todays college students who wont
listen to others opinions as coddled. What
started out as havens of
acceptance and organized
discussion of world views
has turned into no-offense zones.
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disguised as tolerance
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Competed & took 1st Place
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in State Competition
others who differ in opin Further competed and took
ion. By the way, the politi6th in the Country
cally correct way to com Totally up to date on todays
ment about me? I am not
new trends and styles
balding, I am follicly
challenged. No reason to
hurt my feelings just
saying.

America built its historical foundation upon


democratic principles that
foster creative thought
and constructive discussion.
We have to remember
where our forefathers
came from a Europe of
old, controlled by large
systems. The Church of
England, the King, and
the British Parliament,
all controlled land ownership, personal activity,
and religious choice in
England.
When our fledgling democracy was in its formative stages after leaving
England, the freedom of
press, religion, and speech
were important tools to
forming the worlds most
productive society ever
known to humankind.
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Reed City Council tables action on sewer question

REED CITY At about


12 locations in Reed City,
the sewer lines leaving
two separate buildings
converge before joining
with the citys main sewer
lines.
Such irregularities are
not in compliance with the
city ordinance.
The city manager, Ron

vate residence to hook up


to the city sewer is $1,200.
The fee for a commercial
hookup is $2,100.
One of the issues is
deciding who should pay
a connection fee. City officials found a 2004 instance
in which a sewer convergence issue was corrected
with no fee being paid.

Howell, said that in his


capacity as utility administrator, he made the
decision to not force the
owners of the buildings
to come into compliance.
As long as the current
sewer sharers can have an
amicable relationship, he
doesnt plan to take action.
The usual fee for a pri-

"We Are Family"

5. Dental products brand


10. Lions' prey
14. "The Explorer" of
kiddie TV
15. Vagabond
16. "Girls" creator
Dunham
17. Grammy-winner in
the categories of
Gospel, Pop, R&B
and Rap

21. Artist Degas


23. Made a fool of
24. Take back
26. Schuss, e.g.
27. Had a bite
28. Whirl
29. Acting Gardner
32. Sloppy one
34. "All kidding ___..."
36. Chicago's ___
Expressway

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42. Bisques, e.g.


43. "Out!"
45. S. & L. offerings
46. Fit of pique
50. Cartoon dog

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mother with her children.


12/18/15
Officers were requested
to assist the Osceola County Sheriff s Department.
Due to the known felonys
record, Reed City Police
Department was asked to
perform a stand by for the
officers safety.
Officers were requested
to assist the Osceola County Sheriff s Department
with a well-being check on
a possible suicidal female.
Officers were requested
to perform a well-being
check on a young child. The
out-of-town father called
expressing concern after
hearing another child in
the home had been injured.
12/19/15
Officers were dispatched to local apartment
complex where a females
voice could be heard calling for help. The 74-year-old
female was located with no
immediate life threatening injuries. A Mobile Intensive Care Unit was dispatched to the scene, along
with Reed City Fire personnel to unlock the door.
Officers served an arrest warrant for stalking
on a 32-year-old male who
was already lodged at the
Osceola Count Jail.
12/20/15
While performing a
traffic stop, officers found
the 31-year-old driver to be
driving with an expired
registration, expired and
no operators license, along
with no proof of insurance. He was issued an
appearance ticket for the
misdemeanor and released
to have his wife, who had
a valid drivers license, to
drive home.
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found the residence to be


in violation of City of Reed
City ordinance 652.04(o), a
ticket for amplified music
from a residence was issued.
Officers responded to an
alarm activation at a local
business. It was found to be
a false alarm, the building
was found to be secure.
12/16/15
Officers responded once
again to an alarm activation at a local business.
It was found to be a false
alarm. The key holder was
requested to respond to the
scene and assist with investigating the cause. The
problem was located and
the key holder will pass
the information on to corporate to have the matter
resolved.
Officers were called to
local residence regarding
neighborhood children
harassing the neighbors
by pounding and knocking on windows and doors.
The officer spoke with the
parents of the delinquent
minors and found they
were having problems with
disciplining the children in
the home. The officer suggested that the parents call
the police for help when
their children are non-compliant and added that they
would not be sanctioned by
law enforcement for disciplining the children.
Officers were called to
assist Child Protective Services at a local residence.
Officers were dispatched to respond to a
car/deer accident. No injuries were reported.
Officers received a call
regarding door-to-door
salesman. Officers were
unable to locate the man to
see if he had the required
permit to sell door-to-door
within the city limits.
While on patrol, officers
observed a vehicle in the
parking lot of an apartment complex that was in
violation of City of Reed
City ordinance No. 1284.13.
An abatement notice will
be served.
12/17/15
Officers were called to
the Reed City Spectrum
Health Hospital parking lot
regarding the welfare of a
mother and her children.
Family members were
called to assist the young

suspicious situation. Two


juveniles ran to the Sheriff s Department stating
they had returned home
from school to an open
door, and believed someone was in the house. Officers checked the home and
found nothing missing at
the time.
Officers were dispatched to a local gas station regarding a two car
accident. No injuries were
reported.
12/12/15
Officers were called to
assist the Osceola County
Sheriff s Department with
a personal injury accident.
Officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked at a
business after hours. It was
discovered the driver had
stopped to rest.
Officers were dispatched a local business
regarding an alarm activation. Officers found the
building to be secure and
as requested by the owners
cleared the scene.
12/13/15
Officers were dispatched to local residence
regarding a 911 call that
came in and then it was
disconnected. The officers
found it to have been toddlers playing with a cell
phone. Case closed.
Officers observed a suspicious situation regarding
two subjects in the lobby of
a local church after three
in the morning. Further investigation found a 24-yearold female to have a warrant out for child support.
Officers then placed her under arrest and transported
her to the Osceola County
Jail without incident.
12/14/15
Officers received a report of Identity Theft. The
matter is under investigation.
12/15/15
Officers were dispatched to local residence
after Mecosta County Central Dispatch received a
911 call that had been disconnected before getting
any information. While in
route, MCCD canceled the
call after finding out a child
had been playing with a
phone.
Officers were dispatched to respond to a
noise complaint at a local
trailer park. The officers

12/7/15
Officers took a report regarding a threat to do damage to personal property.
The matter was unfounded.
Officers served abatement paperwork to local
residence regarding his
junk vehicle.
Officers responded to an
alarm activation at a local
business. It was found to be
a false alarm.
Officers received a parole violation warrant for
a 51-year-old male. He was
arrested and transported
to the Osceola County Jail
without incident.
Officers received information regarding the possible theft and fraudulent
rental of a motor vehicle.
The matter is under investigation.
12/8/15
Officers assisted with
a woman who had fallen
in a city parking lot. She
claimed to be uninjured
but as a safety measure the
EMS transported her to
the Spectrum Health emergency room for a medical
evaluation.
12/10/15
Officers investigated
a suspicious situation regarding a female being
continually approach by a
male while she was working. The matter has been
resolved.
Officers assisted a father with returning his son
to his home. The 16-yearold male had been staying
with friends for a week refusing to go home. The father later called stating the
boy had left upset and went
to his mothers home. Officers advised the father of
the proper channels to go
through due to the parenting order from the Friend
of the Court.
12/11/15
Officers assisted with
the investigation of a possible family abuse situation.
The matter is under investigation.
Officers responded to a
local business regarding an
alarm activation. The matter was found to be a false
alarm. Case closed.
Officers were called to a
local residence regarding a

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Howell figures that


someday when the sewer
lines are separated, someone will pay a fee.
At the Dec. 21 council
meeting, the city council
asked Howell to prepare
a written policy that the
commissioners can take
action on at its next meeting in January.

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The Evart Housing Commission
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