Monthly Archives: October 2014



Many thanks to the Great Lakes Energy People Fund for their awarding us $4,765 in grant money. This was to partially pay for our beautiful new roof. This is a great program.

Great Lakes Energy members help to enhance the quality of life for people in our communities through the People Fund. Bills of participating members are “rounded up” to the next dollar amount and grants are awarded to non-profit organizations and charitable activities throughout our service area. Grants are awarded by three independent Boards of Directors representing three geographical regions – south, central and north. There are no overhead costs – 100 percent of the money collected is returned to our communities. – See more at their website  here

We also need to thank the many people who made this possible. Janet DeYoung  led the application effort. Jim Williams, Mary Morrison and Ray Dereske all helped to create the request. Thank you to all of our supporters over the last three years who, one way or another, enabled us to pay the remaining balance of over $5,000


Independence Hunt

IMG_1355Among the myriad of deer hunting seasons offered here in Michigan, bow season, rifle, youth, disabled veteran, black powder, crop damage, over populated areas, and others, is the Independence hunt.

This firearm deer hunt will take place on private lands or public land requiring an access permit and open to the Independence Hunt by lottery from October 16-19, 2014. Veterans with 100-percent disability or rated as individually unemployable by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may participate in this hunt. In addition, hunters who possess a permit to hunt from a standing vehicle or to hunt using a laser-sighting devise, and hunters who are legally blind may also participate.

During this hunt, a firearm or combination license may be used for an antlered or antlerless deer. Antler Point Restrictions do not apply. The bag limit for this season is one deer. All hunters participating in this season must wear hunter orange.

This nice 7 point was taken in the area on Oct 19 by someone who doesn’t let too many things stop him from enjoying the outdoors