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Cash & Carry
Gift Certificates
Muskegon Heights 1960s era
graduates invited
(Submitted by the Muskegon Heights committee members)
All graduates of Muskegon Heights High School from
the classes of 1960 through 1969 are invited to attend a
combined class event at Whitlow’s Banquet Hall on August
28, 2010. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at
6 p.m.
The cost is $15 per person. A cash bar will be available
as well.
Casual attire is encouraged with summertime food on
the menu, music of the 1960’s and lots of time for reminiscing and conversation!
Additional parking is available across the street and at
the Lutheran Church on Hile Road.
The deadline to register is August 2, 2010.
For information, contact one of the following:
Bob Temple –– 231-206-3430 ([email protected])
S h a r r o n ( M e l o c h e) M a t h e s – – 2 31- 4 57- 4 2 37
([email protected])
Sue (Swift) Church –– 231-670-3937 (schurch@reidtool.
John Parker –– 231-670-6413 ([email protected])
Edgar Watson –– 231-739-8118 (tinglstory@comcast.
Terry Long –– 616-902-3079 ([email protected])
To register, please mail your check or money order,
payable to Sharron Mathes, 1424 Chapel Road, Muskegon,
MI 49441. Please include your address, phone number, class
year, and email address.•
4592 Airline
(Airline & Hile)
Capturing the true reason for Memorial
Day, the Fruitport Eagles #3666 honored those
who gave their lives for our freedom. (Photo by Perry
Baker College announces honors
(Submitted by Baker College of Muskegon)
The following students were recognized for their scholastic achievements in the Winter, 2010 quarter at Baker
College in Muskegon:
President’s List. From Fruitport: Jason Hoyt, Kris Kass,
Sarah Lager, Michelle Ponce, Shawn Rollston, Jessica Sabo,
and Michele Sauers. From Nunica: John Burns.
Dean’s List. From Fruitport: Christopher Allen, Denise
Christiansen, Darlene Cyr, Patricia Danielson, Mia Debruyne,
Gabrielle Deters, Paige Dolphin, Robert Faith, Cameron
Fielstra, Karen Frazier, Kristin Gilbert, Laura Gotaas, Danielle Holland, Michael Jenkins, Scott Jensen, Philip Johnson,
Daniel Olthof, Susan Poel, Hollie Potts, Deana Richter, Lori
Rivera, Kathy Rodriguez, Henney Scholte, Donna Schucker,
Matthew Stefanich, Rick Tice, Christopher Tyers, Michael
Valdez, Evelynn Vandercook, Kaleigh Wagner, Tavra Wahr,
and Erin Warren. From Nunica: Jimmy Brady, Tanya Brady,
Hope Brouwer, Thomas Burns, Willene Burns, Katie Deering,
Levi Deters, Michael Greene, John Modak, Julie Northrop,
Barbara Pellegrom, Rebekah Place, and Rochelle Sabo.•
Hard at work Monday during the Memorial Day
parade, Heather and Troy Olovson, getting the fee
samples ready for Gordy’s Grill. (Photo by Marilee
PeopleCare campaign: ‘Please lend
a hand to those in need’
If you own an annuity, it just makes sense to review it
every now and then. That’s why we offer complimentary
annuity reviews. Then you can make sure your annuity
stays in sync with your goals. Plus, there may be features
your current annuity simply doesn’t offer.
So regardless of where you purchased your annuity,
call your local financial advisor to schedule your
complimentary review.
Mike Sabo, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
Michael Sabo, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
384 North Third Avenue
Suite C
Fruitport, MI 49415
384 North Third Ave., Suite C
MI 49415 Member SIPC
Member SIPC
(Submitted by Consumers Energy)
A little girl’s first pair of eyeglasses. A bus pass for an
elderly gentleman to receive life-sustaining dialysis treatments.
No matter the need, Consumers Energy’s PeopleCare
program continues to provide critical interventions for families throughout Michigan. Last year, nearly 10,000 families
were served through PeopleCare, which is administered by
the Salvation Army in Michigan.
As many Michigan families struggle to make ends meet,
Consumers Energy and the Salvation Army are asking those
with resources to “Please lend a hand to those in need”
through the PeopleCare program. That appeal is featured
in the utility’s Newsline being received this month by 2.9
million customers.
Consumers Energy and the Salvation Army created
PeopleCare to provide help to individuals and families.
PeopleCare helps families throughout Michigan, providing
food, shelter, clothing, and emergency aid. The Salvation
Army determines eligibility for energy bill credits and other
help and distributes the aid.
Consumers Energy customers and employees contributed more than $870,000 for PeopleCare in 2009. In addition,
Consumers Energy provided $1.5 million in energy bill
credits last year. The utility is also providing $1.5 million in
bill credits in 2010.
Consumers Energy customers can support PeopleCare’s
work of helping families and individuals by a variety of payment methods. Customers may donate $3 a month or make a
one-time donation of $5 by checking one of the boxes at the
top of their July bill. If they’d like to contribute a different
amount, they can fill out the form in Newsline and return
it with the special PeopleCare envelope enclosed with their
July bill. Donations also may be made online at www.usc.
Other contributions may be sent to PeopleCare, Consumers Energy, Lansing, MI 48937-0001.
Since it was established in 1983, PeopleCare has helped
380,000 households in Michigan. Consumers Energy employees and customers have donated nearly $14.5 million to support PeopleCare and the utility has contributed $28.4 million
in energy bill credits for total support of $42.9 million.
To see scenarios of families helped by PeopleCare, or
to download a brochure, visit
Several area businesses were represented by
this group of youngsters. (Photo by Perry Burns.)
Prescription drug savings card
(Submitted by United Way of the Lakeshore)
A partnership between United Way of the Lakeshore
and FamilWize has resulted in prescription drug savings of
more than $114,829 for residents of Muskegon, Oceana and
Newaygo counties. More than $105,300 of that savings is
in Muskegon County. The savings totals are through May,
The free FamilyWize drug discount card is distributed
by United Way of the Lakeshore. The FamilyWize card lowers the cost of medicine by an average of 30 percent or more
for people without insurance or who take medications not
covered by their plan. The card acts as a coupon that can be
used every time a prescription is filled. Residents simply
present a FamilyWize card at a local pharmacy to get the
“No one should be forced to choose between paying for
food, rent, or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions,” said Christine Robere, president of United Way of the
Lakeshore. “That’s why we’ve partnered with FamilyWize
to distribute free prescription discount cards to everyone in
the Lakeshore area.”
“The FamilyWize card provides immediate savings
on prescription medicines with no paperwork or forms to
fill out,” said Suzanne Press, coordinator of the Muskegon
County Emergency Needs Committee.
The cards can be used by everyone in the community,
not just people without insurance. They can even be used by
people with health benefits, including Medicaid or Medicare.
The card is free, with unlimited use, and is accepted at 95
percent of pharmacies nationwide. No enrollment or personal
information is needed.
Nearly 1,000 United Ways in all 50 states have helped
to save more than $100 million on prescriptions in their
FamilyWize cards can be found locally at many pharmacies, including K-Mart and Wal-Mart. For more information, or to get a card, call United Way of the Lakeshore at
1-877-722-31234. People with internet access can go to www. or to to print
a card, look up drug prices and obtain a list of participating
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