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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 13A The Department of Natural Re- (DMUs) can be found at sources reminds hunters that the ap- www.michigan.gov/deer. plication period for antlerless deer Over-the-counter purchases will licenses is now open through Aug. begin on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. for li- 15. Hunters can apply for a quota- censesthatareleftoverfollowingthe limitedlicense online at E-license, at drawing and for private-land li- any authorized license agent or at a censes in units for which applica- DNR Customer Service Center. A tions are not accepted. Licenses will nonrefundable $4 fee is charged at be sold until quotas are met. Appli- the time of application. Hunters may cations are not accepted for private- onlyapplyforasingiepublic-landor land antlerless deer licenses for private-land license. DMU 487 (includingAlcona, Alpena, Beginning Sept. 5, applicants may Iosco, Montmorency, Oscoda and visit www.michigan.gov/ Presque Isle counties in the north- huntdrawings to check their draw- east Lower Peninsula) andDMUslo- ing results and see the number of cated in the southern Lower Penin- remaining licenses available, sula. Younghunters, ages 9-16, maypur- A number of new, smaller DMUs chase one junior antlerless deer li- have been created in southern cense over the counter July 15 - Aug. Michigan, replacing the large multi- 15. No application is required. A 9- county DMU 486 that has been in year-old must be 10 by Sept. 15 to place for the past few years. Several purchase this license, of these new DMUs range from two About 554,000 anfleriess deer li- to four counties in size; DMU 308 censesareavailablestatewideforthe (Barry, Calhoun, and Eaton coun- 2013 deer seasons, down from about ties), DMU 311 (Berrien, Cass, and 709,000 for 2012. License quotas for Van Buren counties), DMU 319 individual Deer Management Units (Clinton, Gratiot, Ingham and Shiawassee counties), DMU 332 (Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola coun- ties), DMU 339 (Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties), DMU 341 (Kent and Ottawa counties and those por- tions of Muskegon County in Zone 3), DMU 354 (Mecosta and Montcalm counties), and DMU 361 (Newaygo and Oceana counties and those portions of Muskegon County in Zone 2). Watch the new southern Michigan DMU video to learn more. Hunters also are reminded to apply for the Pure Michigan Hunt for $4 as many times as theywouldlike. Three winners will receive a prize package valued at over $4,000 that includes an elk and bear license, rifle and crossbow. Visit www.michigan.gov/ puremichiganhunt for more infor- marion. To purchase Pure Michigan Hunt applications, visit E-license. For more information, see the 2013 Antlerless Deer Hunting Digest, which can be found at local license agents or online at www.michigan.gov/dnrdigests. FIRST PLACE was won by Del Fuejos, sponsored by Canada Creek Construction. TH~ ~W~CANCER i ~PRO)ECT Fin, side effe #ou nt. Blueberries and red beans are powerful remedies against cancer. Research shows hat fruits, vegetables, and other low-fat vegetarian foods may help prevent cancer and improve survival rates. A plant- based diet can also help lower cholesterol. For a free nutrition booklet with cancer fighting recipes, call tOII- I-SU-906-WELL or vk~t www.Cace~Pmject, org Continued from page 1 Mike Wurtsmith, township supervisor, said a set of books at the bank shows where the township moneywas spent, and the township is simply lacking a set of books to match. "It doesn't mean the money wasn't spent properly," Wurtsmith clarified. Because of suspicions of accounting errors, the new board already authorized one audit, but Wurtsmith said that audit, which had a favorable review, was for a time period previous to the one now with inconsistencies. A motion passed in favor of paying the accountant $70 per hour in order to help bring the township books for the general ledger current. In another matter, the township board agreed to take back possession of the old chamber building with one change to the agreement proposed by the chamber board. The chamber organization uses the township park for events, and the agreement requested the cham- ber "be considered, consulted and have a voice in any plans to alter Briley Township Park..." Wurtsmith suggested removing the wording regarding having avoice, because he said it might be confused with the chamber having an official vote in township deci- sions regarding the park. He said he did not want to bind future township board members, and he hoped furore boards would continue to work in cooperation with the chamber board just as the current township board in- tends to do. A motion passed in favor of accepting the agreement with the chamber board providing the wording indicat- ing the chamber has a voice be deleted. In other business: Phil LaMore, resident and business owner, ques- tioned why the cemetery fund increased by more than $28,000 about three years ago. He also asked the board to address the issue of ATVs traveling at high rates of speed in town. A motion to support the chamber with $700 for fire- works was tabled until the next meeting. Kevin Carigon, chamber vice-president, said the chamber will discon- tinue sponsoring the fireworks without a contribution from the township, and Bonnie Valentine-Flynn, town- ship treasurer, said the township contributes by donat- hag the property for the fireworks and paying theligoility insurance on the property. ' Amotion passed in favor of paying Barry Bratm $5;500 annually plus mileage for blight and zoning responsibili- ties. Valentine-Flynnvoted in opposition after saying the previous person earned $3,300 per year including mile- age for the same responsibilities. The board authorized advertising for an office assis- tant for two days per week at $9 per hour. Approval was given for the purchase of a section of goose fence for use in the park at a cost of $70. THE SECOND PLACE team was J & J Bail Bonds, made up of players from Tower and Onaway. ,11 by Yvonne Swaw Staff reporter The Dirty Sox Softball Classic in Atlanta is gain- ing in popularity. Teams from Atlanta and Hillman participated last year, but this year's second annual tournament attracted players from Tower, Onaway and Alpena as well. "It was a slow start," said Chuck Whitmire, orga- nizer of the tournament. "The word is getting out. It's getting better." The five teams compet- ing this year were the said. Drunk Skunks, from At- Del Fuegos and J & J Bail lanta; Del Fuegos, a team Bonds batted it out in the sponsored by Canada final championship game Creek Const., I & J Bail with Del Fuegos winning Bonds, featuring players by one run. Whitmire said from Tower and Onaway, both players and specta- X&Y, boastingtalentsfrom tors enjoyed the beautiful Hillman, and Hibner For- day that extended into the est Products with players evening. hailing from Alpena. "Everybody brought Whitmire said the chain- tents and lawn chairs and pionship game had to be made a day of it," he said. played twice because of He plans to continue or- the double-elimination ganizing the annual event format, that helps raise money for "It extended the evening the area Little League or- an hour and a half," he ganization. THIRD PLACE went toX&Y from Hillman. DEL FUEGOS' second base player makes the out and goes for the double play in Saturday's Dirty Sox Softball Classic. "~llmp