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2 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune Letters to the Ed!tor Wetlands have been ruined To the Editor: We'd like to extend a big thank you to the Headwaters Land Conservancy for all the support in our dispute with the Huron Pines over the Federal grant they received to replace the three foot culvert on Weaver Road in Comins with a 6 foot culvert. This was done under the guise of "improving trout habitat." It's a shame that a trout fisherman has precedence over the landowner on the wetlands. The Army Corp of Engi- neers established the Wetlands Protection Act, which clearly states that no surface water shall be drained nor any unacceptable disruption of aquatic resources shall occur. Also, we were assured by the oil and gas leasing company that no drilling could occur here because this is a designated wetlands area. Our beautiful, healthy wetlands has become a smelly, dried up mud hole. Marilyn & Bob Marsh, Comins, MI Elks Scholarships available The Tawas Area Elks Lodge #2525 announces that ap- plications are now available for the 2014 Most Valuable Student and Gold Key scholarships. A Scholarship Open House will be held at the Tawas Area Elks Lodge (1002 Monument Road, Tawas City, M148763) on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 pm, for students and parents interested in applying for an Elks Scholarship. Elks members will be providing students with tips for completing applications and will be available to answer questions. A taco dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Brad Saegesser, Schol- arship Chairperson (989 -820 -7171 ) if you are planning to attend or if you have any questions. Most Valuable Student: This scholarship is open to all high school seniors that are U.S. citizens. The Elks Na- tional Foundation will award over $2.4 million to 500 students as part of this competition, with a top award of a $50,000 scholarship ($12,500 per year for four years). The Michigan Elks Association will also award $1,000 one-year scholarships to 60 students in Michigan, and the Tawas Area Elks Lodge #2525 will award $1,000, $750, and $500 scholarships to six local area students. Scholar- ship applications must be completed and returned to the Tawas Area Elks Lodge #2525 by Dec. 6, 2013. Addi- tional information and applications for this scholarship can be found on the Elks website at http://www.elks.org/ enf/scholars. Gold Key Scholarships: The Michigan Elks Association is offering $2,000 scholarships for special-needs stu- dents who want to pursue higher education. This schol- arship is intended to aid qualifying applicants, who could not otherwise continue their education or training past high school, and is available for study at an accredited college, university, licensed trade, or vocational school. Gold Key scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Gold Key scholarship applications can be downloaded from the Michigan Elks Association website at http:ll www.mielks.org/program/gold.html. Start preparations early for winter weather mail delivery Atlanta MI - It may seem too early to think about snow and ice, but it's never too early to stay ahead of bad weather. The snow and ice always seem to know when we have plans, special things we need to do or just when we want to stay inside where it's warm and toasty. The U.S. Postal Service is already thinking about winter weather. Planning ahead and proper preparation will ensure your mail delivery is not interrupted. Making sure our property is safe and accessible is important for our families, our neighbors, and the letter carriers. Postmaster loni Srebnik wants to remind customers "Make sure to keep pathways, stairs, walkways and the approach to your mailbox clear and free from snow and ice. This will prevent injuries and allowpostal employees to provide the best possible service, even in the worst weather." Also, mail delivery in rural areas and on private and secondary roads can be especially challenging for rural carriers due to snow removal occurring less immediately than on primary roads. Most carriers on these delivery routes drive their own private vehicles and often times get stuck or cannot access the mail boxes due to snow and ice buildup. Removing the snow from around these marl receptacles is definitely appreciated. Additionally, customers in rural areas can benefit from renting a Post Office box at their local Post Office. Post Office boxes can be rented for 6 or 12 month periods and provides consistent delivery, even in inclement weather. We realize that you, our customers, desire consistent mail delivery regardless of the season. With your help, the Postal Service can provide you with uninterrupted service this, and every season. Northern Michigan Chapter of the Embroiden Guild of America to meet Oct. 30 The Northern Michigan Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of AmericawillmeetWednesday, October 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Transfiguration Episcopal Church in Indian River, located on M-68. The project will be a Bunny Project, Step 1. Remember to bring any finished guild project for "golden needle." Also bring any stitched project for a draw in December. Refreshments will be served. Guests and new members will be welcomed. For further information, call Diane at 231-238-0549. Planning a vacation? Get your passport picture at the Tribune. ) Montmorency County Sheriff's report On Oct. 14 at 5:35 p.m. a 25-year-old Gaylord woman was arrested on charges of violating a personal protec- tion order for no contact with a Vienna Township resi- dence and its occupants. She was lodged in the county jail. There was also an outstanding warrant from another county, but they declined to place a hold due to over- crowding issues in their jail. On Oct. 16 at 9:12 a.m. the sheriff department investi- gate a report of malicious destruction of property to a mailbox on Big Antler Road in Lewiston. At 10:50 a.m. the Montmorency County Sheriff Depart- ment and the US Secret Service began investigating the receipt of counterfeit bills at a Lewiston business. At 8:49 a.m. deputies executed a traffic stop on M-32 near Camp 8 Road in Vienna Township. A 25-year-old Gaylord woman was arrested on a charge of operating without insurance. She was lodged in the county jail. On October 17 at 5:53 a.m. a fire at a gas well site off Morning Star Lake Road in Briley Township brought Tri- Township Fire and EMS to the scene. By 6:12 a.m. the fire was described as out. The operator of the well site was contacted and all emergency responders were clear by 6:45 a.m. without report of damage or injury. At 11:35 a.m. a report of a natural gas leak at a residence on 2nd Street in the Rush Lake Subdivision of Mont- morency Township brought Hillman Fire and EMS to the scene. Presque Isle Gas Co-op was contacted. The leakwas shut offwithout further incident. All emergency responders were clear by 1:06 p.m. without report of damage or injury. On Oct. 19 at 1:10 a.m. a 34-year-old Haslett man was arrested at Decheau Lake campground for possession of marijuana. He was lodged in the county jail. At 9:53 a.m. a Lewiston resident called to say that a bag of marijuana was in their mailbox on Marius Street. Deputies went to investigate. At 12:53 p.m. deputies investigated the theft of four 100 lb. propane gas cylinders from a residence on M-32 in Rust Township. At 7:43 p.m. MCSD executed a traffic stop on M-33 near Carter Road. A 45-year-old Hillman man was taken into custody on charges of operating without insurance. He was lodged in the county jail. During this reporting period there were: Alarms: 7 Animal Control: 10 Warrant arrests: 6 Lewiston EMS: 3 Lewiston Fire: 0 Vienna Fire: 0 Tri-Township EMS: 10 Tri-Township Fire: 0 Hillman EMS: 12 Hillman Fire: 0 Canada Creek Fire: 0 Letters Policy The Montmorency Tribune welcomes public comment in its Letters to the Editor sec- tion. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of this publication. Letters to the Editor must be approximately 400 words or less and must contain the authors name, city, state, and a daytime phone number where the author may be con- tacted. Your phone number not be printed. Letters will be published as space is available and if we determine that the content is potentially interesting to our readers, is timely and whether similar letters have been previously published. The Montmorency Tribune reserves the right to edit and allow for length, grammar and clarity. We reserve the right to refuse any letter. The Tribune will NOT pub- lish: Unsigned letters, form letters, letters attacking a pri- vate individual or business, thank-you notes or letters pertaining to political candi- dates. Letters for or against ballot proposals are welcome. Photocopied and faxed sub- missionswillnot be accepted. Emailed submissions may be sent to the following address: editormontmorencytribune.com. Letters must be received by noon Friday, to be considered for the next weeks paper. Established in 1886 Published by the Montmorency Press, Inc. (ISSN: 1070-7603) (USPS No. 361-680) The Montmorency County Tribune is published 52 weeks a year, on Wednesday, and is the legal newspaper for Montmorency County, MI and mailed under peridocial postage privileges at Atlanta, MI. Postmaster: Send address changes to Montmorency County Tribune, PO Box 186, Atlanta, MI 49709. Publisher: .............. Bill Pinson Editor: ............ 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