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Mary Lackavera, those suf- fering with cancer and other serious illnesses, the young people in our com- munities, and those seek- ing employment. Barb and Bill are thankful that their son, Andy, was not injured in the motorcycle accident Sunday morning, and Warren is thankful for the successful surgery on his grandnephew, Andrew. Hazel Roberts is the proud great-grandmother of Aubrey Lynn, born Sunday morning. Please join us Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. as we worship our Lord. If you are visiting the area on your vacation, you are wel- come to worship with us. No matter where you may be on your spiritual jour- ney, you are always wel- come here. Members and guests of St. John Lutheran Church, Hillman, observed the ninth Sunday after Pente- cost last weekend. Thank you to Greg, Lowell, Stewart and Chris for as- sisting Pastor Mandley with the services. Flowers on the altar were "placed in loving memory of Edwin Cordes by Idabelle Cordes and fam- ily. Additional flowers were placed in loving memoryofEsther Edgar by David and Mary Miller. Congratulations to Amanda Kay Herbert, Meagan Adriana Herbert and Wendy Nicole Waelus who were confirmed on Sunday morning. We wel- come them as members of St. John Lutheran Church. Congratulations also to John and Dorian (LaFleche) Barrie who were married on Saturday aftemoon. Happybirthdaythis week to Helen Martin, Carrie Saner, Doug Elowski and Billy Vogt, Jr. Happy anniversary to Joshua andAlison Hardies. Services at St. John Lutheran Church are held on Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday morn- ings at 10 a.m. At the Community Bap- tist Church of Hillman with Pastor James Killion our Sunday message was from Acts Chapter 2. The special song this week was sang by Sandy Amos. She chose "Jesus is Lord and He Has Saved Me." On Aug.3 the will be breakfast at the church at 10 a.m. On Aug. 13 there will be a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. OnAug.17 the Churches United in Christ Bridge Walk will be held at 11 a.m. starting at Emerick Park in Hillman. Bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs. The special speaker is Pastor Steve Moffet of Northwoods Ministry. There will be a one day Vacation Bible School event onAugust 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Heavenly Father an- swers our prayers. He is al- ways their for us. Praise God for the blessings he gives you everyday. Please pray for a successful Vaca- tion Bible School, for our military men and women and their familieS, for our government officials, our loved ones, friends, family, and church family, for the revival of the churches, for peace in Israel, the coming of the Lord, the missionar- ies, and the unsaved. Spe- cial prayers goes out for Pastor Killion's health and the recovery of everyone who is going through health problems. Let us not forget to pray for those who have lost loved ones recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless! Reliable info. Free delivery. To get your free Consumer Information Catalog filled with federal booklets on all sorts of family and financial matters, just visit pueblo.gsa.g0v, call 1 (888) 8 PUEBLO, or write: Trusted Source, Pueblo, CO 81009. Pueblo, CO. Your trusted source. A public service message trgm the U.$ Generai Sewices Adm~nlstrabon 418 573 962 236189574 597462318 6-81354729 753298641 924617835 842936157 1 69725483 375841 296 moth caterpillars making life challenging for Michigan residents Michigan residents in northern parts of the state are noticing loss of leaves on oak, aspen and maple trees. The prime culprit contributing to this defoliation is the gypsy moth. Department of Natural Resources forest health officials report that, while the most obvious defo- liation is currently heaviest in Crawford, Oscoda, Otsego and Montmorency counties, it is likely that gypsy moth caterpillars are causing similar problems on a local scale in other areas of the Lower Peninsula. "Gypsy moth caterpillars are nothing new to our state," said DNR forest health specialist Dr. Robert Heyd. "They're a recurring challenge. We most often see defo- liation in the season following a particularly drought- heavyyearlike we experienced in 2012. Many forest pests tend to target trees that are weakened - perhaps from drought - or otherwise not in optimum health. The num- ber one thing people can do to reduce the effects of pests like gypsy moth is promoting tree health." Regular watering and avoiding damage to roots and bark go a long way in helping trees fend offthe effects of defoliation. Likewise, periodically removing dead and dying trees in woodlots keeps remaining trees growing strong. Heyd explained that gypsy moth populations surged across the state during the 1980s and 1990s, defoliating many woodland areas. At that time, the moth was fairly new to the state and, like any introduced species, its population grew rapidly without natural control from parasites, pathogens and predators. During this period, the Michigan Department of Agri- culture and Rural Development worked with local com- munities to conduct aerial spraying to reduce gypsy moth nuisance in areas with high caterpillar numbers. When done properly, usingbiologicalinsecticides, aerial treatment can help make life more tolerable during out- breaks, without affecting the natural enemies that even- tually bring gypsy moth populations under control. While these spray programs are no longer conducted by the state, natural enemies of the gypsy moth are now well-established across Michigan and are actively help- ing to reduce populations. Two pathogens in particular - the nucleopolyhedrosis virus (NPV) and a fungus, Entomophaga maimaiga- are killing gypsy moth cater- pillars in large numbers across much of the Lower Pen- insnla. Wet spring weatherin maay areas has given these organisms the upper hand, helping them to develop and spread quickly. Surviving gypsy moth caterpillars are currently spin- ning cocoons to transform into moths later in July. With the caterpillar stage nearing an end in most areas, it's too late for spraying to help. The good news is that defoliated trees are already be- ginrfing to develop newleaves to replace those that were eaten. And even heavily defoliated trees will recover without serious long-term effects. Heyd said gypsy moths rarely kill trees in Michigan. "Historically, only trees already suffering from prob- lems like drought, old age or root damage are at risk," he added. To leam more about gypsy moth caterpillars, visit the MSU Extension website at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/ topic/info/pest_management. More detailed informa- tion is also available in a MSUE bulletin that covers the origins, lifecycle and other facts about the gypsy moth caterpillar. For more information about the DNR's Forest Health Program, visit www.michigan.gov/foresthealth. = Planning a vacation? I Get 3our passport picture at the Tribune. iii i( i~iiiiiiiii(iiiiii!iil/i>il i i ~i ii iiii i;iiiiiI ;iiii~iii~i(ill Wednesday, July 24,2013 II The Montmorency County Tribune 15A Ill Mark Vanderveer Mr. Mark Vanderveer, 94, of Hillman, passed away on July 15, 2013 at Hillman's Haven. He was born to the late Joseph and Jane (Dorman) Vanderveer in Sandusky County, Michigan on April 10, 1919. He married wife, Hazel (Edgar) Vanderveer in Hillman on October 3, 1937, and they spent 75 years together before her passing in 2012. He was a member of the Hillman United Methodist Church and an associate at the Englewood United Meth- odist Church where he spent many winters. He was a past member of the Hillman Rotary where he was very active and a lifetime member of the Hillman VFW, being past commander. Markwas the owner and operator of Vanderveer Furni- ture in Hillman for over 30 years, and also owned his own trucking company for many years, hauling with his 1953 Chevrolet. He enjoyed manyhobbiesin his free time and was an avid hunter, especially deer. He enjoyed golfing, music (often singing along with the choir), and flying into Canada for fishing trips with his friends. He was an avid card player and enjoyed games such as euchre, pinochle, and bridge. Above all, he enjoyed his time spent with family and friends. He is survived by daughter, Marcia Bodeen of North Port, FL and her friend Esco Long of Venice, FL; son-in- law, Calvin Quinn of Mesa, AZ; sister-in-law, Ethyl Vanderveer of Waterford; granddaughter, Anita (Dale) Herbek ofMesa, AZ; grandson, Ernie Quinn of Mesa, AZ; granddaughter, Nancy (John) Bums of Springfield, MO; grandson, Mark (Anita) White ofWarrenville, IL; grand- daughter, Susan (Steven) Tesar of New Richmond, WI; grandson, Eric (Tracy) White of Durant, IA; 13 great- grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nephew, Joe (Sharon) Vanderveer; nephew, Larry (Sharon) Vanderveer; nephew, Neil (Lynn) Morrison; niece, Darlene (Ronald) Wood; niece, Geraldine Hubbard; all of Hillman; and niece, Ruth Ann (Norman) Benson of Alpena. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and lane Vanderveer; son, Hugh Mark Vanderveer; daugh- ter, Sylvia Quinn; nephew, Leslie Morrison; and five brothers and sisters. Funeral services for Mr. Vanderveer were held on July 20, 2013 at the Hiliman United Methodist Chtrrch; HiUman, MI with Pastor Mike Kelley officiating Inter- ment took place at Hillman Rust Township Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, www.greenfuneralhomes.com. Jack Edwin Hook Mr. JackEdwin Hook, 84, of Lewiston, Michigan, passed away on July 16, 2013 at MediLodge. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 6, 1928. He served his country in the United States Navy. lack has resided in Lewiston since 2012, formerly of West Lafayette, Ohio. He worked for Lewiston Luster as a foreman for 20 years and was a member of the VFWPost 6335 in Lewiston andVFWPost 1330 in Coshocton, Ohio. He enjoyed making leather items, but above all, enjoyed his time spent with familyand friends. He is survived by sons, Jack Hook Jr. of Coshocton, OH and Richard Hook of TX; daughters, Debi (Jack) Fierens of Lewiston and Dorothy Lamb of Lewiston; and two grandchildren. As were his wishes, cremation has taken place and there are no services planned for Mr. Hook at this time. Arrangements were entrusted to Green Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent via our website at www.greenfuneralhomes.com. Sandee Suiter memorial service Sandee Suiter passed away on April 11, 2013 in Venice, FL. A memorial service will be held July 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Briley Township Cemetery, with a luncheon to . follow at Coach's Corner in Atlanta. You can't shake us, but we've got the info you need. To get your free Consumer Information Catalog filled with federal booklets on all sorts of family and financial matters, just visit pueblo.gsa.gov, call 1 (888) 8 PUEBLO, or write: Trusted Source, Pueblo, CO 81009. Pueblo, CO. Your trusted source. message from the U.S. General Services Administration. .P