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Brihy Township Board regular +on.or 00.oon, ,eao, monthly meeting held the annual Elk Fest Sale. Ginny's brother Natal, and There will be a variety of Don Savage. craft and white elephant items and baked goods. Also you can buy a ticket on a beautiful handmade quilt and several other items to be raffled offat the end of the day. The men of the church have made a variety of wood items, whichwillalso be available for sale, with the proceeds going to the "Keep Us Warm Fund" to help pur- chase a new furnace for the church. The women are re- minded that their help is needed Thursday, any time after 9 a.m., to help set up the sale. Our prayers are with the family and friends of Olga Huff who passed away Sunday. Our prayer list includes: Tyler English, Melissa, Congratulations to Nan and Bud Plane who cel- ebrated their anniversary Oct. 1 and a big happy birthday to Pastor Ginny who celebrated her birth- day Sept. 24. Also we wish all the best for Jimmy Dobbyn and Molly Moir who will be married Sept. 28. A big thank you goes to the many folks who worked so hard to make the Elk Fest Sale success- ful. And finally, we wel- come Dennis Grove Wil- son and his family back to Atlanta. Pastor Ginny will be con- tinuing a class for the women the next five Mon- days. All are welcome to join at Ginny's home at 10 a.m., and you are invited to bring a small dessert item. Lunch will be provided. by m Swager Board action for Briley Township this Stolf ropoaer month included a motion to keep a base of $10,000 in the checking account as a safeguard against bouncing future checks issued. Stephanie Dice, township employee, said she'd be go- ing by the book with regard to Michigan Department of Transportation requirements for road closures and such for upcoming festivals. She also said she would develop a manual so others are aware of procedures. A motion passed in favor of fillowing vendors to stay overnight in the park during Elk Fest. A motion also passed in favor of the Chamber of Commerce taking responsibility for the Sept. power bill for the park during the festival. Phil LaMore, chamber member, took offense to the Atlanta Tourism Council being listed on a grant applica- tion for the park as an organization that will be promot- ing events instead of the chamber office. Betty Whitmire has been approved to serve as deputy treasurer effective Oct. 1. The board also voted in favor of transfers being allowed to take place with only the signa- ture of the treasurer instead of multiple signatures. The number of ambulance calls last month was nearly double the average amount of calls. Some of the increase was attributed to additional assists. Nancy Kaiser and Kevin Haren have been appointed to the board for the planning commission. ''* -- ....m..... 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Subscriber: Name Address City/St/Zip Rates: $30 one year in County $32 one year in Michigan $36 one year out of Michigan $50 two years in County $54 two years Michigan $62 two years out of Michigan L .... J Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 13 Marie Agnes Scheske Marie Agnes Scheske, 95, of Hillman, passed away on September 16, 2013, at MediLodge of Hillman. Marie was born in Mont- morency Township on May 24, 1918 to the late John and Otillie (Wolter) Edgar. She married Emest Cordes on July 27, 1935, and he pre- ceded her in death in Octo- ber 7, 1957. On October 17, 1958 Marie married Carl Scheske; he passed away September 29, 1975. Mrs. Scheske had been employed at Wayne Wire for 22 years, retiring in 1991. She enjoyed spending time doing quilt- ing. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, and Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn (Robert) Melvin of West Branch and Geraldine (Erskine) Lightfoot of East Tawas; one son, Gordon (Darlene) Cordes of Hillman; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great- grandchildren; 2 stepsons, Harry (Kris) Scheske and Dennis Scheske, all of Alpena; and a stepdaughter, Ruth Seeger of Clio; 2 daughters-in-law, Elizabeth Cordes and Lillian Scheske, several step-grandchildren and great- grandchildren; a sister, Dorris Krueger of Hawks; and 3 sisters-in-law, Hazel Edgar of Manitou Beach, Florence Edgar of Florida and Idabell Cordes of HiUman. Preceding her in death were two sons, Erring "Joe" Cordes and Harry Cordes; two stepsons, Wilbert Scheske and Robert Scheske; one grandson; four great-grand- daughters; one stepdaughter, Violet Brosz; seven broth- ers, Herb, John, Claude, Harry, Robert, James and Floyd Edgar; and two sisters, Sarah Vogt and Rosalie Cordes. A funeral service for Mrs. Scheske was held on Septem- ber 21, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hillman, with Rev. Jason Mandley officiating. Interment will be at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Fu- neral Home, Hillman. Neil A. Strickland Mr. Neil A. Stricldand, age 84, of Curran, MI, passed away at The Home at AuSable Valley Community in Fairview, MI on September 18, 2013. Nell was born in Kalamo, Michigan on July29, 1929 to Mahlon and Nancy Strickland. He served his country in the US Army during the KoreanWar. He married Norma Whitney on April 10, 1950 in Lansing, MI. Nell had many different jobs in his lifetime: he worked for the Oldsmobile Plant in Lansing; as a pulpwood sawyer in Hillman and as a school bus driver in Leslie. He also served as a pastor for Hale Free Methodist in Leslie and the Fowlerville Free Methodist Churches. He retired to Leslie, then settled in Barton City (L.I.T.G in Curran). Neff had attended the Curran United Methodist Church and later the Mio United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Hale VFW and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and reading. Neil is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Strickland of Barton- City, MI; his children: Wendy Vichunas of Clarkston, MI, Roger (Gwen) Strickland of Harrison, MI, Marlene Strickland of Mason, MI, and Carlton (Laurie) Stricldand of Perry, MI; his 10 grandchildren, Joe, Andy, Michael, Nathan, Karrie, Heather, David, Taylor, Brett, and Bethany; and 10 great-grandchildren, Camden, Harry, Jersey, Keith, Kyle, Lauren, Avery, Brady, Samone, and Charlie; and one expected great-grandchild. He was preceded in death byhis parents; his daughter Fonda Newell; four brothers and three sisters. A funeral service was held September 21 at the Mio United Methodist Church, with Pastors Tracy Brook and Ross Wilder officiating. Military Honors will be offered by the Mio VFW Post #4162 at the church following the service. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will follow the funeralservice. Arrangements by l_ashley Fu- neral Home, Mio, MI. "He lived his life to the fullest, with no regrets." I I Planning a vacation? Get your passport picture at the Tribune.