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Grant application announcement Area mineral rights owners to The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting grant applications for youth re- lated programs and projects through the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC). This is for the third quarter of the 2013 fiscal year. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. All 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies and organizations in the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle are invited to apply. For more information, call ]ulie Wiesen at 989-354- 6881, (toll free) 877-354-6881, or stop by the CFNEM office at 111 Water Street in downtown Alpena. Fillable application forms are also available online at www.cfnem.org. Democratic parly to meet The Montmorency County Democratic party will hold their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Hillman Library at 6 p.m. Please bring your friends and neighbors. We will need your help in 2014. Comins Open MJc night The Comins, MI Open Mic and potluck will be held Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Open Mic Productions build- ing, on the comer of Seymore and First St., one block west offM32. The potluck is from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., with music following. Singers and musicians are welcome to participate. meet April 20 in Hillman People with mineral rights are invited to learn about the next expected gas and oil development and join a group that will negotiate leases on Saturday, April 20 at Hillman Community Center. A general information meeting will be held 3 to 5 p.m. and at 7 p.m. an organizatiOnal meeting of the lease negotiation group will follow. The industry has done some exploratory wells into the Utica and Collingwood shale formations. These are deeper than the Antrim shale already developed in north- ern Michigan. People with leases that are limited to the Antrim or other shallow formations have the opportu- nity to negotiate new lease terms for the deeper forma- tions. The aftemoon session will provide information on the expected drilling methods, lease language and other information useful to all mineral rights owners. The evening session will be to organize the group and choose people for leadership positions and other organizational duties. This is a second meeting, hopefully after some people who winter in the south are back to attend. Hillman Community Center is at 24220 Veterans Memo- rial Highway in Hillman, MI. This group is proposed by Fred Miller II, who grew up in Hillman and recently retired after doing large corpo- rate contract negotiations nationwide and worldwide. He wants this led locally, with volunteer leadership cho- sen by the group. He put together a successful Antrim formation lease with family, friends and neighbors, and offers to help in alargerproject for the Utica Collingwood development. For more information, contact Frederick W. Miller, II, 636-209-4404, or email fwmiller46@charter.net. District Health Department- meeting to be held April 16 The regular meeting of the District No. 4's health board will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the conference room at District Health Department No. 4 in Cheboygan, MI. If you have questions regarding this notice, please call 989-354-4230. Planning a vacation? Get your passport picture at the Tribune. Pa222rar2ingxge;!----- _.____..-___ ..... ____: University found that when cabbage plants are cut or pierced, they emit a gas that signals other cabbages nearby that there is danger, qhe nearby cabbages then produce toxic chemicals on their leaves to fend off predators like caterpillars. Source: www.medicaldaily.com 2013 by King Features Syndicate, Inc, World rights reserved, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 3 The House and Senate did not meet this week, so rather than votes this report instead contains recently intro- duced bills of interest. Senate Bill 251: Allow less than unlimited auto crash lnlury insurance Introduced by Sen. Virgil Smith, Jr. (D), to allow auto insurance companies to offer policies in which the maxi- mum personal injury protection coverage (PIP) is $50,000. The current no-fault insurance law mandates that vehicle owners buy unlimited personal injury cov- erage. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. Senate Bill 276: Require community service work by welfare recipients Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R), to require welfare recipients to perform community service if they are not already required to participate in welfare-related work or training programs. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. House Bill 4331: Ban employment decisions based on credit history Introduced by Rep. Henry Yanez (D), to prohibit an employer from making employment decisions based on an individual's credit history, unless a good credit his- tory is an established bona fide occupational require- ment of a particular position. Referred to committee, no further action at this time. House Bill 4354: Require gross negligence for suits against emergency room physicians Introduced by Rep. ]ohn Walsh (R), to restrict medical malpractice lawsuits against emergency room physi- cians to cases of gross negligence. Referred to commit- tee, no further action at this time. House Bill 4447: Authorize "alternative" math and science teaching certificate Introduced by Rep. Robert Genetski (R), to grant an "alternative" teaching certificate that would allow an individualwho has not undergone a full teaching college program to teach 6th to 12th grade math and science. The individual would have to have passed state basic skills and subject area exams; have a college bachelor's degree in math or science; have successfully completed at least one upper level college course covering lesson planning and classroom management and one covering testing, measurement, student and evaluation; and have successfully completed one fullyear of stucLent teaching. Referred to committee, no further action at this time.