C. Marshall Smith 1937-2002

Marshall was born in Detroit on April 14, 1937 to Mary (McMeans) and Carl Smith and grew up in Lapeer. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE and MSE in Mechanical Engineering, and earned and MBA from University of Detroit. He served as a 1st. Lt. in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a licensed Professional Engineer and member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. While residing in Ann Arbor, he was a manager at Arthur Andersen Consulting and Sycor Corp. and was the director of quality assurance and regulatory affairs for Sarns-3M. In 1988, he moved to Kansas where he was the regulatory manager at Nellcor Puritan Bennett. He established an independent consulting practice for the regulation of medical devices in 1998.

Marshall is survived by his daughters, Ellen (Jim) Grosh of Ann Arbor and Dawn (Ken) Swarthout of Farmington Hills; his grand- children, Katie and Laura Grosh, Scott and Matthew Swarthout; and his brother Wayne (Barbara) Smith, of San Marino, CA. He was active in the Germania Club of Kansas City and Stein Collectors Inter national and enjoyed woodworking, folk music and travel. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI on Saturday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. Interment of remains will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for the Beaver Island Health Center or the Little Traverse Conservancy/Beaver Island.

Local Weather Artists' Works Televised

Television Channel 9 and 10 displays artwork submitted by schoolchildren and two students in Mrs. Donna Stambaugh's room have had their "Color the Weather" pictures featured on the morning news!   Artwork must be the students own rendering of how they see the weather and not all pictures make it to the morning news.  Congratulations go to Signé Thomas and Cameron LaVasseur!

From the Transfer Station

As of January 1, 2003 the following prices will be in effect at the Beaver Island Transfer Station:

Green Bags $2.25        Non-green bags $2.50 and up        Batteries $2.00

In addition, there will be a minimum billing of $10.00.

School Holiday Program

Despite pouring rain the Holy Cross Parish Hall was filled with people to see the 2002 School Holiday Program.  The Kindergarteners, taught by Mrs. Beth Croswhite started off the show by singing "Jingle Bells".

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Kindergarteners are: 

Trace Butler, Jordan Marsh, Hannah Robert, Willow Rasch, and Emily Wiggers-Burton

Mrs. Donna Stambaugh's 5th and 6th graders performed "Shower the People" accompanied by Stryder Croswhite on guitar.  Each child took a turn at the end of the song to thank various teachers, students and community members who have helped them throughout the year.

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The 5th and 6th graders are: Kristy Bousquet, Caitlin Boyle, Jenna Butler, Hannah Connor, Patrick Cull, Deven Cook, Maeve Green, Lindsey Kenwabikise, Alex Kuligoski, Cameron LaVasseur, Briana Maudrie, Dereck McDonough, Signé Thomas and Bryan Timsak

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An instrumental trio, made up of teachers Ms. Evie Folkening, Mrs. Judi Meister, and Mr. Joe Moore made some beautiful music with flute, piano and violin.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Meister was hidden behind the curtain so I wasn't able to include her in the photo.

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"Snowmen at Night", a play written by Caralyn Buehner was presented by the first through fourth graders whose teachers were Ms. Evie Folkening and Mr. Mike Myers.

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Grades 1 through 4 returned to sing a series of Christmas carols which included: "Frosty, the Snowman", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", "Christmas Chopsticks", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Keep Christmas With You" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".  Note that as all students pass through Mr. Myers room as they complete the 3rd and 4th grades they learn sign language and the song, "Keep Christmas With You" is performed both by singing and signing by all the students.  Looking around the audience, it's easy to see who had Mr. Myers when they were younger as many of the older students were also signing along with those on stage.

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Performers were: First grade: Jewell Gillespie-Cushman, Olivia Cary, Ron Marsh, and Meg Works.  Second grade: McCauley Connaghan, Marissa Crandall, Jonathon Greening, and Dylan Left.  Third grade: Jenna Battle, Brighid Gillespie-Cushman, Matthew Cull, Gus Connaghan, Desire Duhamel, Danny LaFreniere, Brogan Maudrie, Michael Myers, and Olivia Schwartzfisher.  Fourth grade: Levi Connor and Clarissa Kenwabikise.

Of course no Christmas program would be complete without an early visit by a jolly old elf and despite all the rain, Rudolph managed to get Santa to the Hall.

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