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NEMCOG meeting held Continued from page 1 cently made available to storm water authorities. He said there is $90 million available for grants, but he expects a lot of applications will be submitted. "If you don't get accepted this round, you might be able to get accepted next round," Post said. He also explained the quest for a low-power FM radio station in Hillman. Paperwork for becoming a non-profit organization has been submitted. Post said the radio station would be located at the high school, and high school students in the broadcasting program would be able to utilize it. Post said there might be some upcoming employment opportunities in HiUman. He said a sawmill near town has been purchased and plans to expand it would in- clude the addition of seven employees. Nico Tucker, transportation director for NEMCOG who also helps develop recreation plans, said Oscoda County is the only county in the state that has not applied for a recreation grant. "Give me a call," Tucker told Jack Kischnick, commis- sioner for Oscoda County. Volunteer Appreciation Tea held in Hillman was well attended by Judith Brown A Volunteer Appreciation Tea was held Oct. 20th at the VFW Hall 2356 in Hillman, which over 40 people at- tended. The winner of the beautiful afghan made and donated my Melanie Banks was ]oyce Harris. Winners of the teacup contest were as follows: Prettiest teacup, Nancy Frost; ugliest teacup, John Webb; and the oldest teacup holder was Margaret Barrie. The youth volunteers did a wonderful job with this event. The announcers were Bailey Thomas and Grace Buck. The decoration team was Sean Vlodyka and Bailey Thomas. The kitchen crew was Austin Vlodyka and Brit- tany Green, and Tyler Barnes helped pass out gifts to everyone who attended. Commander Bob Hunt and his assistant Gary Fergnson gave OUt many awards foryolunteer services. Grace Buck, Austin Vlodyka, Sean Vlodyka, and Bailey Thomas aided them. Other workers were Marie Vlodyka, Melanie Tho- mas, Gary and Charlene Bahrke. You all did a great job and are so much appreciated. A special thank you to Patty Ross for donating the teapots and Marie Vlodyka for the pumpkins. I ii Got something lying around you'd like to get rid of?. Sell it in the Tribune Classifieds. Rust Township Hall on Tuesday, October 29 th Carl Tim at L T Greenhouse Supply 989-742-2195 to schedule an appointment for your certification or renewal Bring picture ID and copies of medical records. MICHIGAN The Atlanta Michigan Worksl office will be closing permanently October 30, 2013. If you are in need of our services, you can visit one of our other offices at the locations listed below: Alpena Michigan Works! 315 W. Chisholm Street Alpena, MI 49707 (989) 356-3339 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Gaylord Michigan Works! 2927 D&M Drive Gaylord, MI 49735 (989) 732-3886 Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Closed Noon - I p.m. daily Onaway Michigan Works! 20709 State Street Onaway, MI 49765 (989) 733-8548 Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Closed Noon - I p.m. daily Day High Low Oct. 14 58 27 15 62 28 16 52 37 17 52 34 18 54 34 19 48 28 20 52 27 The Atlanta area received 0.58" of precipitation. Source: US Weather Bureau You can't shake us, but we've got the info you need. To get your free Consumer Information Catalog, visit pueblo.gsa.gov, call 1 (888) 8 PUEBLO, or write: Trusted Source, Pueblo, CO 81009. Pueblo, CO. Your trusted source. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 5 Canada Creek Ranch by britain Ann  We wish a happy Correspondent anniversary to Gene and Dee Adams and John and Gerri Houevener Jr., Oct. 24; Bob and Glory Elliott, Oct. 29; Jim, and Jo Klem, Oct. 28; and Roger and Paula Rivard, Oct. 26. Felines Elmer and Cooper Steele hope you plan on attending the annual Elk Coun- try Animal Shelter Turkey Dinner/Auction to be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Hillman Community Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12; kids under 5 eat free. If you want to attend only the auction entrance is free. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. and auction at 5:30 p.m. Members, the ranch gift shop hours are Friday's 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sunday's 9:30 a.m.- noon. Closed on Saturday's. Last week's Harvest Dinner was well at- tended. Winners of the carved pumpkin contest were Denise Smith, sisters Gay Larkin/Donna Francisco/Dot Motley and Judy Schwochow. We send our condolences to the family and friends of Mary Hause, who died on Oct. 15 in Monroe. She was a retired second grade teacher for Airport Community Schools. She is survived by daughters Cheryl Hause, Laura (Michael) Gaynier and Linda (Richard) Stahl; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers; two sisters; and brother-in-law, William (Dora) Hause. Husband Dale Hause predeceased her in July 2009. Mary and Dale were long time members of the ranch. The funeral was Oct. 18 in Carleton. Did you know that President Theodore Roosevelt was born on Oct. 27, 1858 and died Jan. 6,1919. Upon the death of William McKinley, Roosevelt became president. He was president from Sept. 14, 2001-March 3, 1909. He was the first president to ride in an automobile (1902), to submerge in a sub- marine (1905) and to fly in an airplane (1910). His most remembered quote was, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." He also said "The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight." If the police arrest a mime artist, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? If you have any news for this article, please contact me by Wednesday evening at ccrbasteele@hughes.net, 989-785-4865 or 8424 Brown Trail, Atlanta, Michigan 49709. Work ethic: 100 years and growing by Jacob DoDecker, Michigan Slate Univmily Extension It is rare to find a practice over 100 years old that is not considered old-fashioned and outdated. While it is easy to appreciate these other practices for their historic per- spective, we seldom consider something so old to be relevant and useful today. Yet, the thousands of 4-H youth that raise, care for and show their animals at county fairs across Michigan prove skills can transcend of 100 years. Just as the generations before them, 4-H youth put months of time, care and learning into their animal projects, coming to fairs to show their animals and test their knowledge and skills. Through this 100 year old practice of raising and showing animals in 4-H, today's youth are leaming vital life skills that help them succeed in the 21st century. One of the life skills youth developed through 4-H ani- mal science projects is work ethic. Work ethic can be defined as a set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence. Anyone who has owned a pet can appreciate this at some level; every animal requires a great deal of responsibility and work. If you are not willing to feed, water, groom or walk a dog, even if it means getting up early in the morning, then you are not ready to own a dog. Owning and caring for an animal that depends on you, is a great deal of responsibility But work ethic goes beyond putting in time and some elbow grease. Work ethic speaks to the positive values and attributes associated with believing in hard work. It is about building strong moral fibers and character. Youth working under the guidance of parents and 4-H volunteers cannot only understand what hard work is all about, but also appreciate the fruits of their labor; fruits from their animal project and fruits within themselves. Yes, hard work takes getting sweaty, dirty and is tiring, but instilling this value in youth will not only make them better 4- Hers, but it will also make them better citizens in this new century. Today's youth face a future that requires a different set of knowledge and skills than the youth 100 years before them. However, work ethic remains just as important in youth development today as it did to our grandfathers' and grandmothers' generation. 4-H animal science projects provide great experiences and life skills that help young people thrive and shape a complex and changing world. To learn more about 4-H animal projects or life skills, like work ethic, contact the 4-H staff person in your county. DNR open house held October 16 The Department of Natural Resources hosted an open house at the field office in Atlanta on Oct. 16. Each year, DNR personnel evaluate one-tenth of the state forest. The forest is inventoried approximately two years in advance, and treatment activities on lands being re- viewed this year will actually begin in 2015. The age, health, quality and quantity of trees and other vegetation are assessed to enable DNR staff to make informed decisions. Timber management, wildlife and fisheries habitat, minerals, archeological sites, recre- ational use, wildfire potential and social concems are some of the topics taken into consideration during this review. Proposed treatments, which may include timber har- vesting, replanting and other management activities, are designed to ensure the sustainability of forest re- SOUrCes. This year, the compartments under review are in Alpena County's Alpena, Long Rapids and Maple Ridge townships, Cheboygan County's Benton and Grant townships, Montmorency County's Albert, Briley, Hillman, Montmorency and Vienna townships and Presque Isle County's Allis, Bearinger, Case, North Allis and Ocqueoc townships. The proposed treatments can be found at www.michigan.gov/forestplan. Records of decisions, timber harvests and other treatments for past years are also available at that site. The DNR will complete its formal compartment review to decide On treatment plans for the areas under review this year on Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. at the field office in Atlanta.