Spaghetti Dinner

 

Wednesday, October 17th

Peaine Township Hall

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Freewill Donation

Proceeds: Benefit Sports Boosters

 

Pakistan News

Submitted by Sue Ryan
 

Mitch, our oldest son, is back in the States, after leaving Pakistan last week.  His wife and 2 sons left a couple of days before he did.

    Mitch is the medical director of the Gilgit Eye Hospital, located in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, in the Himalayan Mountains. He and his nurse wife and boys have been there since 1993, studying the language and opening the hospital in 1995. The hospital serves some 1.2 million people who live in the region. Estimates of blind are 24,000,most of whom can have their sight restored with a simple cataract removal and lens implant. The blind there are treated poorly, often assigned to a corner of the family hut. Mitch started a blind school 2 years ago-to teach those who can't be helped by surgery or medicine. The goal is to help each reach his maximum potential which might mean being able to walk (some couldn't due to neglect) or learning some skills to become at least partially self supporting.
    Mitch left, hoping to return when things become more normal.
    You will undoubtedly be seeing Gilgit in the news in days to come.
    We are thankful for their safe exit from the country.
    We built our cabin in 1977, the last year all 5 of our boys were home. Mitch left for college that fall. We camped out while building our cabin from oak logs we cut from our farm in the Kalamazoo area. Our one luxury that summer was Friday night dinners at the Circle M where we lingered to enjoy the food, water and indoor setting as long as we could.

Angels

In loving memory of Sandy LaFreniere
by Jack Spanhak
September 21, 2001

 

I see the angels gather

With eyes awash in tears

They're all around my bedside

Reflecting on the years.

 

With trembling hands they touch me

And whisper, "I love you"

They want so bad to help me

There's nothing they can do.

 

Their presence is great comfort

As I prepare to go

I wish that I could thank them

My hope is that they know.

 

The room begins to brighten

Winged angels now arrive

Their faces look familiar

Broad smiles and so alive.

 

My body now feels lighter

As in their arms, I rise

I see my tear stained angels

A look of sad surprise

 

Oh how I hate to leave them

But it is now my time

Thank you for your boundless love

Sweet family of mine...

Summer Help

For the past two years foreign students have come to the island to work.  The benefits of this went both ways... they were able to brush up on their English and in turn provided workers for some of the island businesses.  Now that the season is over, they are heading home to their own countries.  Cousins Luka and Kinga are on their way back to Poland.  Emrah and Murat (not quite sure of spelling there) are returning to Turkey.  We wish them safe returns and hope to see them next summer.

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Josh Bradfield of Bay City, MI, Kinga Biskupska and Luka Kedzia of Poland

If anyone would like to keep in touch with Kinga and Luka and forgot to get their addresses, you can write to them at:

Kinga Biskupska                            Luka Kedzia

OS. Slowackiego                            VL. Moniuszzki 22/3

62-300 Wrzesnia                            63-200 Jarocin

Poland                                              Poland                         

                                                                         

Wanted Poster Found on Ferry

Traveling to the mainland Saturday we discovered this wanted poster hanging in the main cabin of the "Emerald Isle" and thought it was worth sharing.

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WARNING

KRISTEN RUSSELL IS 16 TODAY.

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY PLEASE

STAY OFF THE ROADS OF BEAVER

ISLAND.  IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, DO

SO BETWEEN THE HOURS OF

8:15 A.M. & 3:10 P.M. THIS IS WHEN

SHE IS IN SCHOOL.  IF YOU SEE A 

BLUE FORD EXPLORER PLEASE

VEER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

AND STOP IMMEDIATELY.

THANK YOU.

Happy birthday, Kristen.. you are now a survivor of a Mike Green prank.

Road Construction

It's been rather damp around here for the past week, nevertheless the work has continued.  A few of the workers are complaining that their feet are starting to web - all the better for swimming next summer we keep telling them.  The sidewalk now runs from Holy Cross Hall almost to the post office with just a couple spots needing finishing.  Curbs are in up to the post office also.  From the looks of things the project is moving right along - rain or shine.  The crew is hoping to begin paving the town area by next week, weather permitting.

 

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In front of the Boat-tique new curbs and sidewalks on both sides of the road

In front of the ferry dock looking south

In front of ferry dock looking north

In front of ferry dock looking south

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