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Trout Unlimited receives funds to restore Cedar Creek


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Cedar Creek will benefit this summer from restoration activities funded through a federal grant by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

According to Nichol DeMol, with Trout Unlimited, Cedar Creek, which is a tributary of the Rogue River running through downtown Cedar Springs and emptying into the Rogue River near 12 Mile and Friske Road, is important to the overall health of the Rogue River. This tributary is a significant source of cold groundwater to the river. This groundwater provides stable coldwater rearing for juvenile trout and summer shelter for adult trout when the Rogue River gets warm.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized the importance of this stream, and has awarded Trout Unlimited over $27,000 for restoration activities as part of the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative project.  This funding is provided through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the National Fish Habitat Partnership-Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership.

In collaboration with the City of Cedar Springs and private landowners, Trout Unlimited will plant trees and other native plants on stream banks, provide localized cattle access, fence out cattle along a portion of the creek, and construct in stream habitat structures. 

The on-the-ground restoration is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2014. Volunteers will be needed to assist with this work. If you would like to volunteer or want to know more about the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative project please contact Nichol De Mol at 231-557-6362 or ndemol@tu.org.

 

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Greenville Eagles to Host Diabetes Research Benefit March 10


Proceeds benefit Diabetes Research Center

Greenville, Mich. – The Greenville Fraternal Order of Eagles #4321 welcomes the community to help give back Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. until midnight for an all-day charity benefit at the Greenville Aerie, located at 11690 S. Greenville Rd. Proceeds from the event benefit The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center will be housed at the John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building on the campus of The University of Iowa in Iowa City. The state-of-the-art center will host leaders in the field of diabetes research in an effort to find a cure for the disease. The F.O.E. has pledged to donate $25 million over a five-year period to fund research efforts. To date, the Eagles have given $15 million to the university to help bring an end to diabetes.

Greenville’s DRC benefit will feature drink specials, raffles, prizes and music by Jeff C. A wing-ding chicken basket dinner with fries and cole slaw can be purchased for an $8 donation.

Guests include Eagles Grand Trustee Chuck Lang, Michigan State Worthy President-Elect Bill Vettori and Michigan State Worthy Trustee and Diabetes Research Center State Chairman Mike Votsch.

The Greenville Eagles has maintained a presence in the community since 1993 and currently hosts more than 430 Aerie and Auxiliary members.

For information contact the Greenville Aerie at 616-794-2987, Dan Sanders at 616-824-9019 or Worthy President Bob Conner at 616-204-6351.

 

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Thank You


I would like to thank all the friends and family that made my benefit the success it was. It was wonderful to see the support from all of you,  it feels good to know so many care. Also a special thanks to all the businesses and people who donated to make it all possible.

Thanks Again,
Dawn Kelly

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A Special Thank You!


The Fisk Family (Rebecca & Bruce and our children, Elizabeth, Casey, & Wyatt) wish to thank family, friends, co-workers, the community, our church, and family for all of your wonderful support following our house fire at Christmas and the recent dinner & auction benefit held at the VFW in Sand Lake.
Thanks again for all of the contributions and donations!
The Fisk Family

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Benefit for Nancy Samsel


A benefit will be held at the Harvard Tavern on Sunday, March 27, for Nancy Samsel, who suffers from congestive heart failure and chronic emphysema. Samsel was an employee at the Tavern for 20-plus years, and now is not working and has no insurance to pay her medical bills. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet for $10, a live auction at 1 p.m., Deal or No Deal following the auction, and 50/50 raffles. Hog and beef raffle tickets are $10. They are giving away two 1/2 hogs, and one ¼ beef. Winners will be drawn during the benefit. All proceeds from benefit go to Nancy Samsel. If you’d like to donate or have questions, call the Harvard Tavern at 754-7028.

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