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2000 Copies Monthly “Watch Us Grow” 989-876-8811 MARCH 2007 Serving Au Gres Omer ISSUE #8 Vol. 4
Scenic & Historic Chapel in the Park,
downtown Au Gres
Reserve your event early as dates are being filled;
14 events already booked for the 2007 season.
Call to reserve (989) 876-8811.
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Au Gres Family Clinic……………………...989-876-7104 8 Dunleavy’s Eatery & Pub….……………….989-876-7022 2
Ennes Home Supply ………………………..989-876-7210 5
Your Host: BRIDGET DUNLEAVY Killingbeck’s Lawn & Excavating, Inc …...989-876-7247 3
St. Joseph Hospital………………………….989-362-3411 8 110 E. HURON www.dunleavys.com Waste Management …………..………….....800-247-2404 3 P.O. BOX 821 (989) 876-7022
AUGRES, MI 48703 Fax: (989) 876-2241
SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES FISHERMEN-
NOW OFFERED MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Come Sign with Sabrina is offering classes to meet the On May 19, 2007, there will be a FREE
needs of companies, children with special needs, and walleye fishing seminar at the Au Gres City
anyone else interested in learning American Sign Language. Pavilion from 1:00- 3:00 PM. The seminar
Call (989) 820-5182 for individual appointments. will be conducted by four tournament anglers
that are on the Pro-Staff of Mack’s Lure. ************************************ Bill and Bernadine Ayres were recently The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the named Pro-Staffers of the year and fish person who argues with him. together as a husband and wife team. They -Anonymous fish many inland lakes in Michigan and also
have fished waters in Ohio, New York, STATE BOAT LAUNCH STICKERS FOR SALE Ontario and Minnesota. Also sharing Starting April 1, 2007, Au Gres City Offices will have the walleye tips and techniques are Jared Ayres State boat launch stickers for sale for the entire 2007 and Tony Glen, who fish together on the season. Price is $24 for an annual sticker and is good at any Saginaw Bay and River frequently. This State launching facility. Makes great gifts for that hard to seminar will be beneficial to all who attend, buy person or out-of-towner! no matter what age or skill level in fishing. ************************************ CITY LOGO ITEMS FOR SALE Also, mark your calendar now for the
Au Gres City Hall has special edition centennial items for Mack’s Lure 100 Fishing Tournament, June
sale along with a new shipment of City logo items including 23, 2007. This tournament will consist of
sweatshirts, hoodies, and zippered jackets. All proceeds 100 boats with 100% pay back. Applications
from the sale of these items goes into beautification of our are available at River’s Edge Bait & Tackle,
downtown. Makes great gifts for former grads, visitors, Inland Marine, and Port Au Gres Sport
friends and relatives! Center.
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OMER SENIOR CENTER OMER SENIOR LUNCH MENU ACTIVITY CALENDAR
Lunch Served at 12:00 PM Mar 15: Euchre 12:45 PM Location: 131 Clyde Street, Omer
Call for reservations at (989) 653-2692 or 1-888-370-7184 Mar 16: Wearin’ of the Green
Mar 15: Polish Dog on Bun/Red Potatos/Carrots/Toss Salad w/Veg Bingo 10:30-11:30 AM
Mar 19: What is your favorite part of Mar 16: Stuffed Green Peppers/Potato O’Brian/Peas/Fruit Cocktail Spring? w/Green Jello/Bread/Milk Bingo 10:30-11:30 AM Mar 19: Chicken Pastie/Hot Beets/Toss Salad w/Veggies/ Mar 20: Happy Spring Crossword Pineapple/Bread/Milk Euchre 12:45 PM
Mar 20: Beef Pepper Steak over Rice/WinterBlend/Coleslaw/ Mandarian Mar 21: Word Picture Fun Oranges/Bread/Milk
Bingo 10:30-11:30 AM
Mar 21: Kickin’ Chicken/Baked Potato/Asparagus/Peaches/Bread/ Milk
Mar 22: Bring a Quilt- Share it’s
Mar 22: Taco Bake with Fixings/Green Beans/Pickled Beets/ Story Banana/Bread/Milk Euchre 12:45 PM Mar 23: Stuffed Fish with Crab/Macaroni andCheese/Stewed Mar 23: Call a Friend Today Tomatoes/Coleslaw/Mango Chunks/Bread/Milk Bingo 10:30-11:30 AM Mar 26: Spaghetti/Green Beans/Toss Salad w/Veggies/Pineapple/
Mar 26: Invite Someone to Dinner Garlic Stix/Milk
Bingo 10:30-11:30 AM
Mar 27: Beef Pastie/Spinach/Coleslaw/Orange/Bread/Milk
Mar 27: Picture Day- Tammy will
Mar 28: Pork Chops/Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy/Brussel Sprouts/ take yours! Mixed Fruit/Bread/Milk Euchre 12:45 PM Mar 29: Beef Stew/Winter Blend/Mandarian Oranges/Cottage Mar 28: Happy Birthday Cheese/Biscuit/Milk Travel Club 10:00 AM Bingo 10:30-11:30 AM Mar 30: Lemon Pepper Fish/Macaroni and Cheese/Stewed
Tomatoes/Coleslaw/Apricots/Bread/Milk Mar 29: Trivia Thursday
Euchre 12:45 PM Menu Subject to Change without Notice
Suggested Donation: Mar 30: Here Comes April $1.75 per person 60 years or older $3.00 per person 60 years or younger Bingo 10:30-11:30 AM
Killingbeck’s Lawn Service &
Excavating Services, Inc.
Excavating, Bulldozing, Trucking, Top Soil, Sand,
Gravel, Demolition, Mowing, Landscaping,
Snow Removal 800-247-2404 Dennis Killingbeck (989) 876-7247 "Local people serving the local area" AuGres, MI
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WOMEN’S HEALTH WAYS
2007 LAKE HURON For a woman, nothing’s more important than staying abreast of the latest REGIONAL information to remain healthy. Join us for the second season of St. FISHERIES WORKSHOPS Joseph’s Women’s Health Ways program which again is offering a
series of Free Monthly Seminars on a variety of women’s health issue. The Michigan Sea Grant College Program We address a different topic each month, at a location convenient to you.
and Michigan State University, in Call (989) 362-9404 for reservations. partnership with the Department of Natural WHEN stResources Fisheries Division and other 1 Mondays- St Joseph Women Center, Tawas ndfishery organizations will be hosting two 2 Mondays- St. Pius Catholic Church, Hale rdpublic information workshop offering 3 Mondays- Senior Condominiums, Oscoda thcurrent research and information related to 4 Mondays- Au Gres VFW Hall, Au Gres the status of Lake Huron fishery. TIMES: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Workshops are open to the public and will
provide valuable information for anglers, TOPICS charter captions, resource professional and March- Smoking Cessation other interested in attending. 2 Workshops April- Stress Management Available: May- Osteoporosis ********************************* June- Urinary Incontinence Southern Lake Workshop (Port Sanilac) July- Healthy Skin Saturday, April 14, 2007 August- Diabetes
9:00 am - 4:00 PM September- Arthritis
October- Heart Health Port Sanilac, MI Huron Shores Golf Club VFW POST 8275 & LADIES AUX 1441 N Lakeshore Road
registration deadline April 6, 2007 What is the mission of Department of Veteran’s Affairs? ********************************* 1) To care for him who have borne the battle and for his Northern Lake Workshop (Alpena) widow and his orphans. Saturday, April 21, 2007
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2) To provide a structural volunteer program under the Alpena, MI management of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to FOE (Fraternal Order of the Eagles) Hall serve American veterans and their families with dignity 1960 M -32 West and compassion. We invite families across the country to registration deadline April 13, 2007 volunteer locally and to support our nations veterans. ********************************* 3) To assist veterans and their families outside the hospital, Registration fee for each full day workshop to ensure a suitable standard of living, whether it be will be $15 advance ($20 at the door). through financial support, moral support or by simple
acts of kindness. Additional workshop details will be posted
online as they are available. For more Also, mark your calendars for Join Hand Days on May 5, 2007. Local information, visit the Michigan Sea Grant youths works with adults and volunteers together in their community to website do a little cleaning up, painting, and odd jobs for their neighbors. atwww.miseagrant.umich.edu/fisheries All help is appreciated. Thank you so much. or contact the Michigan Sea Grant College Jan Damron Post 8275 Ladies Aux Program, Cindy Anderson (989) 984-1060
or Brandon Schroeder (989) 984-1056. JUST FOR KIDS Live Theatre & Entertainment
Saturday, March 17, 2007 2:00 PM Tickets $2 children, $3 adults
The Adventures of Peter Rabbit will be performed by the Wild Swan Theater Company of Ann Arbor. The adventures
of a mischievous rabbit spring to life in this delightful adaption of Beatrix Potter’s classic story. See Flopsy, Mopsy and mean ol’ Mr. McGregor and a few pleasant surprises along the way. For ages 3-12.
All performances are held in the Northeast Art Center Auditorium, located at the corner of Grove Road and US23, 2
miles north of the downtown Standish traffic light. The box office opens at 1:30 p.m. the day of performance. For
information and tickets, call the Art Center office at (989) 846-9331.
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Fine Furniture, Appliances, Mattresses and Televisions
Ennes Home Supply
*La-Z-Boy *Whirlpool *Quoizel *Sedgefield
*Telescope *Spring Air *Homecrest *Charles
*Hooker *Sharp *RCA *Schnieder
100 W. Huron Road (at the stoplight), AuGres Open 9 am-5 pm, Monday thru Saturday
AU GRES COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Personalized Engraved Brick Walkway
$100 each Looking for Something to do this Winter? Here are a few Have your name or a memorial name engraved on a brick of the Arenac County 4-H Clubs starting soon! for the walkway to the bandstand in Standish or for the
walkway to the Au Gres Community Library. Maximum of Ghostbusters – research the history, symbolism, and 22 characters and spaces per line with one-three lines
available per brick. Both brick contributions are tax folklore relating to area cemeteries! (12 years and older) deductible.
For a brick to the Standish Depot, mail check payable to: Sculpture/Clay Molding Arenac County Historical Society, Depot Brick, PO Box
727, Standish, MI 48658. Photography
For a brick to the Au Gres Community Library, mail check Cooking payable to: Au Gres Copmmunity Library, PO Box 121, Au
Gres, MI 48703. Scrapbooking
Whipper Snappers – interested in horses, but don’t have 50+ SINGLES meet every Thursday at 6:00 PM
a horse? This club is for you! at Traveler’s Inn in Omer for dinner and
conversation. Come join us! GIGS – Girls in Great Shape. Topics of interest to young
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 1151 meet ladies: personal appearance, health, and fitness. every Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the Au Gres-Sims Elementary
School (weigh-ins start at 6:15 PM). Contact Shari at 876-If you are interested in joining 4-H to participate in any of 4398 for more information. these, or other clubs, call the MSU Extension Office at 989-846-4111 for more information. START FOR PETS nd ANNUAL CHICKEN DINNER 2
ndSEASONAL BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT START for Pets will hold its 2 Annual
Chicken Dinner on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 AT AU GRES HARBOR from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus The Au Gres Harbor of Refuge located on the Au Gres Hall in Au Gres (behind H & H Bakery). River in downtown Au Gres has seasonal boat slips Tickets are $8.00 for 11 year old and up, $6.00 available for rent for the 2007 season. Also available are for ages 5-10 and free for ages 0-4. weekly and daily rental and reservations can be made START will present Volunteer of the Year online at www.michigan.gov/dnr. awards for those who have given their time and Seasonal dock fees start at $947 and are available for use resources to the care of animals in need. An starting May 1, 2007. All dock fees are established by the original oil painting will be auctioned off and State of Michigan. For more information, contact Patricia 50/50 tickets sold through out the dinner. Killingbeck at (989) 876-8811 or e-mail Proceeds go to the spay/neuter fund to prevent firstname.lastname@example.org. homeless animals.
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FREE SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) is offering assistance for
those who would like to start a business or those in business that would like to be acquainted with community
and business resources.
If you would like to learn:
* The basics about business ownership * What it takes to be in business * Where to go for information and assistance * The Business Plan and why you need one * Licenses & Permits * Funding and the myth of Afree money
* Library resources to help set up your business.
Mark your calendars for this FREE Small Business Seminar CLIP - N - SAVE coming to the Au Gres Community Library on CITY OF AU GRES April 18, 2007 from 6-8:30 PM. Register online at 2007 RECYCLING SCHEDULE www.misbtdc.org/region5 or call (989) 876-8811 for Tuesday, March 20, 2007 pre-registration or information. Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Co-sponsored by Chemical Bank and the City of Au Gres. Wednesday, May 30, 2007*
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 AGS-PTO
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 FISH / SMELT FRY
Wednesday, December 26, 2007* th
Friday, March 30
ARENAC COUNTY 5 to 9
Knights of Columbus Hall Mary Johnson Library
114 N Court, Standish
$8.00 per adult in advance Monday & Tuesday: 11 - 5 PM
Wednesday & Thursday: 2 - 7 PM $9.00 at the door Friday & Saturday: 10 - 3 PM
$4.00 per child Au Gres Community Library
Monday: 5- 7 PM Alaskan Pollack-Smelt-Macaroni and
Wednesday & Thursday: 9 - 5 PM Cheese Friday: 12 - 5PM Baked Potato: Cole Slaw: Rolls Saturday: 10 - 12 PM Tickets available at:
Omer Library, 205 E Center AuGres Hardware
Harbor Inn Monday & Wednesday:
1:30 - 6 PM Chemical Bank Tuesday: 12 - 6 PM PTO Members and others Thursday & Friday: 1:30 - 6 PM
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17 Peter Rabbit (children’s theater) 2:00 PM @ NE Arts Center, Standish.
17 Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner @ Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Au Gres from 12:00-7:00 PM.
18 Spring Praise Celebration @ Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Au Gres 6:00 PM. Special Musical
Performers Chad & Angela Anthony.
21 & Au Gres Community Library Story Hour.
28 Ages 3-5. 10:00 AM.
23 Duck’s Unlimited Dinner & Auction. 876-7341 for more info.
nd 28 START for Pets 2 Annual Chicken Dinner @ K of C Hall 5-7 PM. 876-8895 for more info.
$8 adults/$6 kids.
30 AGS-PTO Smelt Fry @ K of C Hall 5-9 PM. 876-7116 for more info. $8 adults/$4 kids.
4 & Au Gres Community Library Story Hour.
11 Ages 3-5. 10:00 AM.
5 American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Au Gres VFW Hall. 12 – 6:00 PM 876-8450 for more info.
6 Arenac County Walleye Club’s Walleye Dinner 4-8 PM @ Au Gres VFW Hall. $8 adults/$5 kids.
14 Au Gres Chamber of Commerce Texas Hold’em Tournament.876-6688.
14 Annual Auction to Support the Arts @ Northeast Art Center 1:00 PM.
nd 14 WIB 2 Annual Spring Fashion Show. Call 876-2775 for info.
14 2007 Southern Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshop @ Huron Shores Golf Club, Port Sanilac
9-4 PM. (989) 984-1060.
18 FREE- Small Business Seminar @ Au Gres Community Library 6- 8:30 PM.
Call 876-8811 for more info.
21 2007 Northern Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshop @ FOE Hall, Alpena 9-4 PM (989) 894-1060.
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Ten Reasons to Love Michigan Small Business –
The Heart of the State’s Economy
(*taken from Office of Advocacy News Release 2/12/07 issue)
10). Small businesses make up 98.4 percent of all Michigan’s employers.
9). Small businesses create more than 50 percent of the American nonfarm private gross domestic product
8). Small patenting firms produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.
7). The 822,000 small businesses in Michigan are located in every community and neighborhood.
6). Small businesses employ 51.5 percent of Michigan’s non-farm private sector workers.
5). Home-based businesses account for 53 percent of all small businesses.
4). Small businesses are 97 percent of America=s exporters and produce 26 percent of all export value.
3). Michigan saw an estimated 24,642 new small firms with employees start-up in the last year measured.
2). There are approximately 75,100 minority-owned businesses and 217,674 women-owned businesses in
Michigan, and almost all of them are small businesses.
1). The latest figures show that small business creates 65 percent or more of America’s net new jobs.
THANKS TO ALL EMERGENCY CREW WORKERS!
With the last ice storm that ripped through Arenac County, our special appreciation goes out to all emergency
crew workers- Au Gres City DPW, Au Gres-Sims-Whitney Fire Department, Arenac Couny Road Commission,
Au Gres-Sims Police Department, Arenac County Sheriff Department, Consumers Energy, and all private
contractors who also worked to maintain safe travel conditions in the community. Thank you for all your
efforts to help restore power and clean up from the icy-wintery storm.
A special thanks goes out to our Au Gres City DPW staff, Don Dittenber and Heath Christie. During the
storm, they had to keep the water and sewer plants running smoothly with no power plus keep our streets clear of snow and ice. Please take a minute to say “thank you” to many of the above dedicated workers who helped
our community during this emergency.