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2 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune -Great Start Parent Group meets April 12 The Alpena Montmorency and Alcona Counties Great Start Parent Group will meet on April 12, 2013 at 6p.m. AMA-ESD Superintendent evaluation To the Editor: Alpena Radio Station 0NATZ) announced that the AMA-ESD Board of Education was given evaluation packages for the superintendent, with completion by mid-April. How can the board fairly and adequately evaluate the superintendent when there is an on-going investigation against the superintendent, by the State Bureau of Elec- tions for campaign violations? In fairness to the superin- tendent, if the board downgrades his evaluation and allegations are tmfounded, it could be detrimental to his career. On the other hand, if the board gives a glowing report with standing ovations, pay raise, and contract extension; and the state finds the superintendent in violation of any wrongdoing, how responsible would that be to the residents of NE Michigan. I believe it would be appropriate that the completima date be extended until mid-June, as the on-going inves- tigation completion date is the end of May, 2013. If the board is obligated by contract, then I would hope they would ask for (superintendent has a copy) an up-to- date copy of complaint, superintendent's rebuttal, and complainant's rebuttal, for their own edification prior to completing their evaluation. This will be interesting how responsive the AMA-ESD Board of Education will be on this matter. Ken Short, Harrisville On Saturday, April 20 at Hillman Community Center, we will offer a general information meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. and a meeting of the group at 7 p.m. If you thinkyou may want to join the group, bring your property descrip- tion along. Contact me at 636-209-4404 or email" fwmiller46@charter.net. Fredrick W. Miller II, formerly of Hillman, now of St. Louis, MO THE HISTORY OnApril 18, 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback from Boston to warn leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching on Concord on a mission to confiscate the Massachusetts militia arsenal and capture Adams and Hancock. On April 19, 1876, a Wichita, Kan., commission votes not to rehire policeman Wyatt Earp after he beats up a candidate for county sheriff. Earp's Remington pistol made an effective club: Whenever possible, he preferred to pistol-whip his opponents rather than shoot them. On April 16, 1897, Frederick Winterbotham, one of Britain's top code breakers, is born. Winterbotham would play a decisive role in the World War II Ultra code- breaking project, enabling British intelligence to inter- cept top-secret messages (even from Hitler) transmitted to and between German armed forces. On April 21, 1930, a fire at an Ohio prison kills 320 inmates, some of whom burn to death when they are not unlocked from their cells. The prison, built to hold 1,500 people, housed 4,300 prisoners at the time of the fire. On April 15, 1947, lackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first black player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., to compete for the Dodgers. Baseball had been segregated for more than 50 years. On April 17, 1964, the Ford Mustang is officially un- veiled by Henry Ford II at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. That same day, the new car also debuted in Ford showrooms across America, and almost 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. Ford sold more than 400,000 Mustangs in its first year. On April 20, 1971, the Pentagon releases figures con- firming that "fragging" is on the rise in Vietnam, with hundreds of reported incidents. Fragging was a slang term used to describe U.S. military personnel tossing a fragmentationhand grenade (hence the term"fragging") to kill or wound or a fellow soldier, usually a superior officer or NCO. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dealing with oil and gas exploration To the Editor: I am working to form a group to negotiate mineral rights in a block so that all who join the group will get better leases. We met the first time in ]anuary, and have another meeting coming up April 20. We expect the industry to develop the Utica Collingwood formations in the future, and are seeking leases for that deeper level. Recently I was discussing our group and oil and gas exploration with an individual from Hillman whose fam- ily owns a large farm. Like many of us, they have misgiv-, ings about agreeing to allow oil exploration on their property. I do understand this position. I can relate to it! I thought that many of you might have neighbors that feel the same way. This is a very rational position, but as I have tried to point out to so many people, is that being just one person standing alone against oil exploration is not going achieve that objective. To the contrary, ignor- ing the issue is probably the worst strategy for dealing with oil exploration. It is not our goal to pressure individuals into joining our group or leasing their lands. Our goal is first to educat9 and then to increase the size and leverage of our groTap so that our concerns can be addressed through careful negotiations and so that all mineral rights owners that choose to participate receive maximum return for their minerals. ~ gOOAL M blt IEEI To BE ,Nb ToPPEP !,,, son " P OTO 6o s 'VIRAL. THIS The meeting will be held at the AMA-EDS, 2118 U.S. 23, across the street from Pizza Hut in Alpena April's meeting will feature advocacy training and a Matt Gillard sandbox party. Please RSVP by calling 989- 356-4567 ext. 209. ,rm at Mr. Demott will be performing at Community Baptist Church, Hillman, MI. Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Please come and enjoy his music. Ron has been involved in Christian Music since the mid sixties. At that time, as a member of Great Lakes Baptist Church in Flint, he was a member of the music depart- ment, often leading the music for church services, a member of the choir and performing special music. During this same time he sang with The New Birth Quar- tet, performing in concerts in area churches. Upon retiring Ron moved to Mio, Michigan and went on to further his music ministry by attending Stamps Baxter School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee and the Christian Music Conference in Murray, Kentucky. For the last several years Ron has attended Calvary Baptist Church in West Branch, MI and is a part of the orchestra and performs specials with trumpet and song. For the last ten years, Ron has traveled with his wife, Mary, putting on concerts all over Michigan, having also done concerts in Kentucky and Canada on occasion. His concerts are a combination of trumpet and voice. Pickin' for People Open Mike will be Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Beaver Lake Commtmity Church, corner of M65 South and Beaver Lake Road, Lachine. It will take place from 6-6 p.m., with dessert following. Musicians and singers are welcome to participate. An offering will be received, which will benefit Joseph's Storehouse food pantry. Everyone is welcome! Planning a raffle? Get numbered raffle tickets at the Tribune. Letters Policy The Montmorency Tribune welcomes public comment in its Letters to the Editor sec- tion. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of this publication. Letters to the Editor must be approximately 400 words or less and must contain the authors name, city, state, and a daytime phone number where the author may be con- tacted. Your phone number will not be printed. Letters will be published as space is available and if we determine that the content is potentially interesting to our readers, is timely and whether similar letters have been previously published. The Montmorency Tribune reserves the right to edit and allow for length, grammar and clarity. We reserve the right to refuse any letter. The Tribune will NOT pub- lish: Unsigned letters, form letters, letters attacking a pri- vate individual or business, thank-you notes or letters pertaining to political candi- dates. Letters for or against ballot proposals are welcome. Photocopied and faxed sub- missions will not be accepted. Emailed submissions may be sent to the folloMng address: editor@montmoreneytribune.eom. Letters must be received by noon Friday, to be considered for the next weeks paper. REPORT DRUG SALES OR DEALING OFFERS TO HUNT: 1-800-573-DRUG (3784) Huron Undercover Narcotics Team Established in 1886 Published by the Montmorency Press, Inc. (ISSN: 1070-7603) (USPS No. 361-680) The Montmorency County Tribune is published 52 weeks a year, on Wednesday, and is the legal newspaper for Montmorency County, MI and mailed under peridocial postage privileges at Atlanta, MI. Postmaster: Send address changes to Montmorency County Tribune, PO Box 186, Atlanta, MI 49709. Publisher: .............. 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