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by On Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Brush Creek Mill will be holding the annual Antiques/Applefest. Throughout the day, there will be craft and antique booths inside the building as well as on the front lawn. During the harvest days, there are always a lot of hand- crafted items to celebrate the season. Our antique deal- ers spend hours setting up their booths to display their most interesting items. Each item usually has a story behind it. You never know what might catch your eye. There will be apple cider for sale this year. It takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of cider. This year, there is certainly an abundance of apples. Michigan's state flower is the apple blossom, and Michigan is also one of the top apple producing states. We celebrate this season whole-heartedly. Brush Creek Mill has been making apple dumplings for folks to enjoy for years now. We serve them throughout the day during the Antiques/Applefest. They've become so popular, that people want to be able to take some home and put them in their freezer for special occasions. Each year the volunteers are asked to increase their production because of the public's desire for the sea- sonal scrumptious sweet servings. We make them ahead of time and freeze them. We offer them to the public for sale in packages of two per bag at the cost of $5, or $6 for caramel added. Your order can be picked up the day of the event or anytime after. We're still taking orders...it's not to late! Call today to order yours. YOU wouldn't want to miss out on the homemade delectable dessert. Give the mill at call at 742-2527 to place your order. It's that time again... Our Annual CHICKEN DINNER & BAZAAR St. John Lutheran Church -8 miles N, of Hillman on Co. Rd. 452 S UNDA Y, OCTOBER 6 12:30 to 5p.m. Adult Take-outs Available Adults $10.00 Children (6-12) $5.00 5 & under free [ i A FAMILY STYLE Dma A HAND CRAFTS SALE Hillman VFW Post 2356 news by Jim SIoddord, Truslee The Hillman VFW Post 2356 held its regular monthly meethg on Sept. 5, 2013. Twenty members were present. Also in at- tendance was a visiting district commander, plus two Agent Orange Riders, who presented informa- tion on the Agent Orange Riders' goals. The post voted to spon- sor next year's V-J Day. This will be the 69 th annual V-] Day celebration. As al- ways, it will be on the sec- ond Saturday in August, which will be Saturday, August 9, 2014. Again there will be a parade, festivities and fireworks. Mark your calendars. The post voted to have the annual March chili cook-off. The date has yet to be determined. The Friday night fish fry is planned to continue through the winter. Sup- port is needed in the form of workers and fish eaters. The next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013. POISON CONTROL HOTLINE 1-800-764-7661 Fatigue may be caused by common medical conditions Fatigue is a common complaint of adults; women tend to notice this symptom earlier in life than men. Some common medical causes for fatigue include: anemia, thyroid Allan Frank, MD dysfunction, diabetes, obesity, low hormone levels, sleep disturbances and depression. Anemia has many causes, but the most common cause in pre-menopausal women is iron deficiency from blood loss due to menstruation and It can be corrected by normalizing the menstrual cycle and/or supplementing the diet with iron." "A more worrisome cause of anemia is chronic blood loss in the stomach or intestines," explains Dr. Allan P. Frank, "This can signify a bleeding ulcer or colon cancer." Since men do not menstruate, anemia in men must always be investigated for a cause. Anemia can be diagnosed with simple blood tests; determining the cause of anemia can take additional procedures. Thyroid dysfunction is also more common in women than in men, and can be severe enough to cause fatigue. Both underactive and overaddve thyroid can cause fatigue, although for different reasons. Thyroid dysfunction can be diagnosed with simple blood tests and correcting most cases of thyroid dysfunction is faidy easy but does require lifelong monitoring since over replacing the thyroid hormone can cause osteoporosis. Diabetes is a disorder affixing all organs in the body, but is basically an inability to process glucose ("sugar") properly. Because the body uses sugar for all metabolic functions, uncontrolled diabetes can lead to fatigue. Obesity causes fatigue by interfering with sleep and by damaging the body due to excessive wear on the heart, joints and other organ systems. It makes exercise more difficult - imagine carrying around an extra 50 to 100 pounds and sleeping with a 50 pound weight on your chest. Fatigue due to obesity can be cured by restoring the proper energy balance - eating properly and increasing activity. "Low hormone levels can impact both men and women" adds Frank. "Women are more aware of this because their hormones drop dramatically around menopause. Men's testosterone levels gradually decline over time in most men." Fatigue due to low hormone levels can be addressed quickly by restoring the hormones. However, like many medical treatments, there are potential side-effects to this. Sleep disturbances are common; usually because of poor sleep habits. A doctor can usually identify this easily through communication with the patient. Retraining to sleep properly is very similar to what parents do to infants when training them for bedtime. Sleeping pills are a poor long-term choice as they do not allow normal restorative sleep. There are gentler herbs and relaxation techniques that are also options. Sometimes, however, poor sleep is a sign of depression. In summary, there are many medical causes of fatigue and the treatment depends on the cause. For many people, simply knowing what is causing them to feel faUgued relieves worry. Some causes of fatigue can be reversed by a physician, other causes require lifestyle modification. Dr. Frank, an Alpena native, is a Board Certified Internal Medidne physician. He is now accepting adult general medicine patients at ARMC Medical Group Internal Medicine. Appointments can be made by calling (989) 356-3485. -A--RIC MEDICAL GROUP Internal Medicine This health news brought to you by Alpena Regional Medical Center Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 9 A SCREEN SHOT of the presentation provided by the Hillman broadcasting class. 9/11 bombing presentation given at Hillman High School by Dr. Richard Olree by Eden Hunt, HHS Sludent On September 11, 2013, the students of Hillman High School were visited by Dr. Olree of Hillman's Chiropractic Center who presented a slideshow on 9/11 and had a lecture about his time there. A teacher of Hillman commented thatl "The students have not been exposed to this kind of tragedy, or just don't remem- ber it, so they don't understand the mag- nitude of loss and suffering that those people went through." Dr. Olree agreed with this, so he came into tile school and presented pictures of ground zero at the bombing site, and explained to the stu- dents what the area was like and how he treated hundreds of people there that needed chiropractic care. The lecture given by Dr. Olre hit home for a few of the teachers who can remem- ber exactly where they were when the bombing happened. The students of Hillman sat in and asked questions about the bombing. After the presentation was over, Dr. Olree asked the students to get up, without saying a word and leave. All of the students were shaken, but thanks to Dr. Olree, they now have a better under- standing of the devastation people went through. The students of Hillman High School want to thank Dr. Olree for his time and for helping them understand and be bet- ter involved with the tragedy of 9/11. Hillman School Board selects Jason McEIrath for the superintendent/7-12 Principal position b/YnM Svml[ler Hillman's schoolboard Stdf reporler has decided on a junior/ senior high principal who will also serve as superintendent. The interview process has been ongoing for weeks, but, on Sept. 17, the board voted in favor of hiring Jason McElrath. McElrath has accepted the position pending successful contract negotiations and final background checks, and he is expected to begin his new job on Oct. 21. He currently lives in Manistee and is the Dean of Students for Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools where he handles all k- 12 student discipline, parental concerns and school improvement. McElrath has worked in his current capacity for 18 years and has served in a variety of leadership, teaching and coaching roles. Because of a high level of turnover in the administrative position in Hillman, espe- cially the position of junior/senior high principal, the school board has been hopeful in finding a candidate who would stay in the area for a while. A press release indicated McElrath en- joys working in Northern Lower Michi- gan, and he is reportedly looking forward to expanding and continuing his career in N.E. Michigan. McElrathis one of 25 original applicants. A series of interviews narrowed the selec- tions to eight and then to three finalists. According to the press release, a number of highly qualified candidates applied for the position, and anyofthe finalists would have been successful in serving the dis- trict. Rez Mary Fitzgerald to be installed as Priest In Charge at Calvary Episcopal Church On Sunday, Sept 29, members and friends of Calvary Episcopal Church in Hillman will celebrate the installation of Rev. Mary Fitzgerald as Priest in Charge. The Rt. Rev. Bishop Todd Ousley, who oversees the Eastern Dio- cese of MI, will lead the ser- vice of installation and holy communion. Bishop Ousley will be joined by Mr. Lee Pranger, the offi: cial representative of the Classis of Northern Mi. of the Reformed Church in America. In 1985, Mary was or- dained in the in the Re- formed Church of America (RCA). This followed her seminary training at West- em Theological Seminary, located on the campus of Hope College, Holland MI. Hope is one of several col- leges founded and spon- sored by the RCA. She has served congregations in NL TX, and SE MI before moving to the Hillman area with her husband, John, in 1998. Pastor Mary has served Calvary on a monthly basis for the past three years. In her new role, she will pro- vide direction to the mis- sion and ministry of Cal- vary. Mary will also lead worship services twice a month; and provide pas- toral care. In naming Pastor Mary to the Priest in Charge posi- tion, Bishop Ousley said "this really is groundbreaking ecumeni- cal territory and gives me tremendous hope for the future." A potluck and reception will follow the 11 a.m. wor- ship service and installa- tion. All are welcome to share the celebration at Calvary.