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. " = James P. Rogers Mr. James P. Rogers, 81, for- for assisting Pastor Mandley with the morning worship services. Joseph Ross Snyder was baptized during the sec- ond worship service on Easter Sunday. Through Adult Confirmation we welcome Joseph, Kathleen Michelle Noffze and Jona Ann Leatzow as members of St. John Lutheran Church. Pastor Mandley will hold a worship service at MediLodge of Hillman on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Ladies Aide will meet on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The LWML will have their quarterly potluck meeting on Sunday, April 14 following the worship service. Pastor Mandley will start another Adult Confirma- tion class on Sunday, April 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Pastor Mandley for additional in- formation. Happybirthdaythis week to Barbara Vogt, Brady Robertson, Darlene Cordes, Matt Oswald, Mike Wilkins, Robin Robinette, lorday VanPamel, Don Buchler, Mary Miller, Denise Safford and Rob Radulski, Jr. Happy Anniversary to Martin and Bernice Olson. We had a beautiful week- end in which to celebrate a most holy event. We cel- ebrated Good Friday at First Baptist Church of At- lanta, which was well at- tended. Several pastors from the area officiated. Easter Sundayturned out to be a lovely day for the Easter services all over town. At the Full Gospel Church in. Atlanta, Pastor Dave Fisher, based his ser- mon from John 20:1-13, which was titled: "3 Prom- ises of Easter." Each prom- ise is marked by something empty. An empty cross, an empty tomb, and empty burial cloths, none of those things could hold Him. "He arose!" Just as He said. A new Fisher's of Men Bible study, "Proclaiming the Promised Messiah," studying the Scriptures that give proof Christ is the Messiah, beginning Wednesday April 10 at 6 p.m. At the Full Gospel and Family Ministry Center in Lewiston there will be Bible study on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The food pantry will open onThursdayat4 p.m. That Thursday Thing: Praise, Worship and Word is at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join us. Please keep in prayer all who are ill, all who are looking for work, our men and women in the military, and for our country. At the Community Bap- tist Church of Hillman with Pastor James Killion, Easter Sunday services were very special. Pastor Killion told of the gift of Hope that Jesus Christ gave us by dying on the cross. We can have the gift of eternal life if you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. He shed his blood to cover our Sins. Easter Sunday was the day when we were able to enjoy the hard work of AI and Eileen Currie and the children as they put on a puppet ministry Easter program. Morgan, Mat- thew, and Hannah Armon did a splendid job operat- ing the puppets! We really appreciate their participa- tion. Coming events: April is the month (date yet to be decided), for our 1st Adopt-A-Highway pick- up; April 6, Breakfast with Chef Mel; April 7, Ron DeMott at lp.m.; April 20, Kitchen shower for the church. Details to be an- nounced; May 4, Mother/ daughter ladies banquet. Details coming soon! We are still collecting clean cans for the building fund and items for our Spring Give-A-Way. Let us continue to pray for Pastor Killion and his family, the ill, homeless, shut-ins, unsaved, starv- ing, for church growth and vacation Bible school, for peace in Israel, our mili- tary personnel and their families, and our country. Have a God filled week! You can't shake us, but we've got the info you need. To get your free Consumer Information Catalog, visit pueblo.gsa.gov, call 1 (888) 8 PUEBLO, or write: Trusted Source, Pueblo, CO 81009. Pueblo, CO. Your trusted source. merly of Grand Rapids and Lewiston, passed away atAs- pen Ridge in Gaylord, MI on March 27, 2013. He was born onAugust 9, 1931 to Howard and Evelyn (Corongo) Rogers in Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated from Central High School in Grand Rapids and attended Michigan State University. Apastime ofJim'swas play- ing the violin, and as a high school student he played in the Grand Rapids Symphony. It was after that he went into the military. Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force and became an instrumentation specialist. He managed a fi- nance company after discharge. Later, he worked for Chevrolet and Oldsmobile agencies, then became a sales manager for Lincoln Mercury in Grand Rapids. Skiing, golfing, and Sprint car racingwere his primary interests. In fact, in a near fatal sptint car race in 1983 he lost his left arm, but that loss never prevented his skiing or golfing. He had the opportunity to enjoy skiing throughout the United States as well as Western Canada, Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Italy, and was a member of the National Ski Patrol for 17 years. He also enjoyed kayaking on the AuSable River. Jim was a member of the Congregational Church in Lewiston; the Lewiston Lions, one year being the "King Lion"; Lewiston Community Sharing and the Lewiston Moose. He was a past member of the VFW and American Legion downstate. He was the retired president of the Michigan Amputee Golf Association. Jim will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Jim is survived by his loving companion, Betty Clark of Lewiston; daughter, Jill Rogers of Chicago, Illinois; grand: sons, Brandon and Jim Hessman of Indianapolis, Indiana; granddaughter, Jackie Hessman of Indianapolis, Indiana; and granddaughter, Melanie Sartz of Arizona. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Janice Hessman and Jackie Olewinski; granddaughter, Jennifer Hessman; and his brother, Richard Rogers. As were his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial held in celebration of his life at the Congregational Church of Christ, Lewiston, Michigan at a later date in the spring. In lieu of fowers the family has suggested memorials to the Congregationa Church of Christ or to Hospice of Michigan, Gaylord. Ar:.angements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, www.greenfuneralhomes.com. John Edward Champion Mr. John Edward Champion, 79, of Atlanta, MI passed away at home on March 29, 2013. He was bom to the late Jameg Leroy and Grace Adeline (Collins) Champion in Van Buren Township, MI on September 9, 1933. He mar- fled his wife, Delores (Randall) Champion in Belleville on September 19, 1959. The couple moved from Belleville to Atlanta in 1994, having owned property here since 1975. John worked for Wabash and Canadian National Rail Road for 41 years as a freight car repairman. He attended the Atlanta Bible Church. In his free time he enjoyed to play cards, especially euchre and pinochle, and also liked to hunt and fish. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Delores Champion o fAtlanta; brother-in-law, Dean Sark; niece, Rebecca Beron; and nephew, Daniel Sark all of Indiana. John was preceded in death by his parents ,lames and Grace Champion, and sister, Barbara Sark. As were his wishes, cremation has taken place and there are no services planned for Mr. Champion at this time. Arrangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sentvia ourwebsite, www:greenfuneralhomes.com. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 13 Mary L. Schatzberg Mary L. Schatzberg, age 92, of Atlanta, MI died March 28, 2013 in the Village of East Harbor. She was bom May 31, 1920 in Detroit, MI. She married Lester Schatzberg on October 2, 1937 in Roseville, MI. Lester preceded her in death on March 4, 1985. Mrs. Schatzberg is survived by her son Timothy (Kim) Schatzberg; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her sons, Lester, Donald and Jack, and a great-grandson, Alan Smith. Funeral services were held April 2, 2013 in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, MI. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Jack Leroy Nicholas Mr. Jack Leroy Nicholas, 59, of Atlanta, MI, passed away on March 26, 2013. He was born on June 11, 1953 in Selma, OR. He has lived in Atlanta for the past six years. Mr. Nicholas worked as a contracted forester for the State of Oregon for 20 years. He loved the outdoors, both fishing and hunting. Jack could fix anything, was quite a tinkerer, a "Jack" of all trades. He also enjoyed time on the CB radio and riding motorcycles over the years. Jack is survived by his sons, Troy (Iackie) of Oregon, Zach of Bay City, MI, and Adam, Westonlee, and Austin, allofAtlanta; daughters, TanjaNicholas of Oregon, Heidy (Mikeal) Van Horn of Bay City, MI, Jessie (Kurtis) Norton of St. Helen, MI, Sarabrooke Nicholas of Temple, TX, and Hollie Nicholas of Atlanta, MI; the mother of his chil- dren, GerriDetloff; nine grandchildren; one grea -grand- child; mother, Faye Cobb of Oregon; brother, Jim Nicho- las; and sisters, Diane Nicholas of Oregon, and Vicky (Victor) Hajzduk of Pennsylvania. Funeral services for Mr. Nicholas were held on March 28, 2013 at the Green Funeral Home, Atlanta, MI. Memo- rial contributions can be made to the Nicholas Family, c ! o Green Funeral Home, PO Box 201, Atlanta, M149709. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, www.greenfuneralhomes.com. I- Senior Citizen Meals Served at the Atlanta & Hi//man Senior Centers Monday - Thursday Lewiston dinners on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Cost: less than 60 = $6; 60+ = $3 donation Reservations and questions by 11 a.m. Soup and salad = $1 Birthday Day Turkey Dinners: Atlanta, April 10; Hi//man, April 24; Lewiston, April 16 Menus subject to change April 8-12 Monday: Hamburger gravy on mashed poatoes, peas & carrots, mandarin oranges, fruit juice. Tuesday: Pork loin chop, roasted" red potatoes, roast cauliflower, nut bread, pudding, fruit/fruit juice. Wednesday: Chicken stir fry over rice, mixed veggies, peaches, cookie, fruit/fruit juice. Thursday: Lewiston - Chicken stir fry over rice, mixed veggies, peaches, cookie, fruit/fruit juice. Hillman & Atlanta - Baked spaghetti dinner, corn; garlic toast, tossed salad, fruit/fruit juice. Friday: Lewiston - Baked spaghetti dinner, corn, garlic toast, tossed salad, fruit/fruit juice. . April 15-19 Monday: Roast beef sandwich w/AuJus, mashed potatoes, winter blend vegetables, mixed fruit, juice. Tuesday: Baked fish, baked potato, squash, corn bread, baked apple, fruit/fruit juice. Wednesday: Chicken stir fry over rice, mixed veggies, peaches, cookie, fruit/fruit juice. Hillman: CheFs Choice Thursday: Beef lasagna, green beans, gadic bread, pears, fruit/fruit juice. Friday: Lewiston - Baked fish, baked potato, squash, corn bread, baked apple, fruit juice. April 22-26 Monday: Baked chicken, boiled potatoes, broccoli, raisin bread, mandarin oranges, fruit, fruit juice. Tuesday: Vegetable beef stew, biscuit, glazed baby carrots, pineapple, fruit/fruit juice. Wednesday: CheFs choice Thursday: Atlanta & Hillman - Taco bar (beef or chicken), Spanish rice, green beans, apple tortilla, fruit/fruit juice. Lewiston - Chef's choice. Friday: Lewiston - Taco bar (beef or chicr~en), Spanish rice, green beans, apple tortilla, fruit/fruit juice. April 29-230 Monday: BBQ pork on bun, beets, tossed salad, blueberry cobbler, fruit/juice. Tuesday: Stuffed green peppers with seasoned rice, green beans, peaches, fruit juice. Soup and salad bar are open at 4 p.m. Dinner is served at 5 p.m..Please call in the week prior for reservations for the birthday dinner. L .J V