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4 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune Hillman Hometown Happenings Ig UJ and Welcome to Correspenden!spring! The sun- shine has been great, but the cool winds have to gol It is time for warm spring rains and green grass and blooming flowers. Does anyone else think winter has hung around too long? Friends and members of Light- house Fellowship will be meeting at the Hillman Community Center un- til flLrther notice. Sunday school at 10 a.m. and church services at 11 a.m. The food bank will be closed until further notice. For more infor- mation call 742-4137. Please remember the drop boxes for toiletries for homeless veterans of Northern Michigan. The boxes are located at Morrison's Family Mar- ket, Dollar Genpraland theVFWhall. The Northern Michigan Chapter of Social Workers from Madonna Uni- versity are hosting this effort for the "Patriot Place," a transitional hous- ing facility. Items needed are sham- poo, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors, and soap. The drop boxes will be out until April 13. Red Hat gals, you will be meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Lickety Splits in Hillman, then on Thursday, April 11 you will be meet- ing at 11:30 a.m. at the Hi-Way Inn in Hillman. NEMSCA Head Start andAMA-ESD Preschool Parmership are offering a no-cost preschool program for fami- lies that qualify, and NEMSCA early Head Start offers a no-cost home vis- iting/froup experience program for families that qualify. They also offer early Head Start programs for chil- dren of special needs. Registration for these programs will be held in Hillman on April 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and on May 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Children need not attend regis- tration. Bringproofoflast 12 month's income (2012 tax info or last three check stubs, unemployment state- ment, or DHS statement) child's birth certificate, immunization records, and health insurance card. Call Deb Werner for more informa- tion at 989 358-4644. Remember to get your $10 ticket for the annual Ladies Night Out Dinner and Auc- tion sponsored by the PTSG, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at the Hillman Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Betty Kochis is taking donations for worsted weight yarn to make hats for children. Call her at 742-4434 for more information. Birthday wishes to Tom Shumaker, Lorilee McGee, Peggy Edgar, Barb Vogt, Jim Saddler, Sue Shifter, Doris Behring, Todd Elkie, Darlene Cordes, Irene Benac, Brady David Robertson, Doug Klann, Mike Cramer, Diane Orlando, Barb Keetch, Travis Schalk, Matthew Oswald, Spencer James, Joshua Firman, Patty Ross, Michelin Scramlin, Sandy Cook, and Wyatt Cooke. Happy anniversary to Marvin and Connie Allard, and Dave and Lela Penn. Have a great week and remember our military, their families, and our nation in your prayers. Send your information to Linda and Brenda at 211 Second Street, or e-mail to bjsouth@hotmail.com or call 742-2563. costs increasin Continued from page 1 by Yvonne Swage( Stdf repode Some costs for living within the Village of Hillman are going up slightly. Water and sewer costs are each increasing 50 cents, and residents will begin paying a small fee for garbage pickup. The costs for testing and maintaining the water sys- tem for the village have in- creased through the past 10 years. There have also been expenses for increas- ing water availability for the village, including drill- ing a new well, cleaning an existing one and bringing both online. A letter distributed to residents explained there are additional costs for running the sewer system because of stricter report- ing requirements and maintenance require- ments. Village residents will now have to pay three dollars per month for garbage pickup. That service was previously covered by taxes paid by those living within the village. Resi- dents outside of the village pay about $15 per month for trash removal service. State revenue sharing for the village has decreased by $25,000 through the last year, and property tax col- lections are down $20,000. In other village business: A budget for the year was approved with $966,361 in revenues and $910,715 in expenditures. Park camping rates are increasing by two dollars. The park this year will offer coffee on the weekends and will be posting com- munity events. The Downtown Devel- opment Authority in Hillman is being extended in order to collect 50 per- cent of the legal fees asso- ciated with the previous county board's skepticism regarding the DDA. The county has not agreed to reimburse any of the legal fees. The annual Blessing of the Bikes will take place on May 18. nent maintenance record, and Habermehl has concerns multiple repairs will negatively affect the resale value of the dozer. A motion to request that CAT replace the dozer failed with a split vote. Bert LaFleche, landfill board member, has stated CAT has provided good customer service in the past, and he's confident the company will fix the issue with the dozer. In an interview after the meeting, Sandy Cunningham, landfill administrator, said CAT has made some progress in the matter. "I think that CAT has the issue resolved," Cunningham said. According to CuImingham, CAT recently received an electronic message indicating one of the sensors in the dozer is defective. She said the landfill has a long history with Michigan CAT, and the company has always been willing to assist in solving problems. "They're not hiding from the issue. They're resolving it," Cunningham said. You can't shake us. but we've got the info you need. 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Russell Stover Candy iS A DEADLY LUNG DISEASE WITH NO KNOWN CURE Learn More Visit thelamfoundation.org More than $41 billion is sitting in state coffers waiting to be paid out to rightful owners of lost property, and you could be one of them The United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Canada's Quebec, British Co lumbia and Alberta all have unclaimed property pro- grams that actively and continuously find owners of lost or forgotten assets Unclaimed property laws have been around since the 1930s but have become much broader and more en forced in the last 25 years About $2.25 billion was re turned to rightful owners in 2011 as a result of state unclaimed property program efforts with the average amount of $892 for a return Unclaimed property refers to accounts in financial in stitutions and companies that have had no activity gen erated or contact with the owner for one year or longer Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, Stocks, uncashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, traveler's checks, trust distribu tions, unredeemed money orders or gift certificates, in surance payments or refunds and life insurance policies, annuities, certificates of deposit, customer overpay ments, utility security deposits, mineral royalty pay ments and contents of safe deposit boxes State unclaimed property statutes keep funds from reverting back to companies with which individuals have lost contact The laws instruct companies to turn forgot ten funds over to state officials who make a diligent effort to find the rightful owners or their heirs Most states hold lost funds until an individual is found Since it is impossible to store and maintain all of the contents that are turned over from safe deposit boxes, most states hold periodic auctions and hold the funds obtained from the sale of the items for the owner. Some states also sell stocks and bonds and retum the proceeds to the owners. Searching for lost property is free through state data- bases, and states return property at no cost or for a nominal handling fee. Individuals should beware of any company contacting them with lost property informa- tion that can be obtained at a cost. Michigan residents can visit the unclaimed property tabs on the website for Michigan's Department of Tt a- sury. From there, individuals have the option of search- ing for property in Michigan, in other states or country- wide. ,m Swap & Shop April 6 10 a.m, - 2 p.m. New Beginnings Ministry 16960 N. Co Rd 459, Hillman Need to find a dress for the upcoming prom? Looking to sell prom & homecoming dresses? Spaces available for rent $10 without a rack or $15 with a rack. For more info call: Charmaine 742-3793 " Law Office of Shawn Cordes - Osborne P.LLC. 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