After spending the past several days fighting with this new computer program and trying to find my way around the new computer, hopefully I've got both figured out enough to get this weeks' news up. With fingers and toes crossed (which makes using the phone and walking difficult) here goes.
There will be no Monday update of the News on the 'Net as I'm heading off to the mainland for Monday and Tuesday. I'll update on Wednesday this week - weather permitting.
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board meeting scheduled for Saturday at the Peaine Township Hall has been postponed until further notice.
Don't forget about the Open House at the new Rural Health Center building on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Stop by and tour the interior of this new facility.
I know the calendar isn't up to date. I'm working on getting that program into this new computer.
Thursday morning the sunrise was fabulous. I was out at the airport to deliver my youngest for a ski trip and as I walked back to my car I could see the crimson edge to the eastern sky. I immediately headed for town and the lighthouse to "catch" the scene. It was well worth getting up early to see. Heading home I captured one final photo taken from between the rectory and the old medical center. Now THIS is one of the wonderful things that makes living on Beaver Island during the winter months so great.
BIEMS is very happy to announce that it has received funding from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and chippewa Indians. The grant amount of $25,000 will go a long way toward purchasing the required module and equipment for an air ambulance. BIEMS wishes to publicly thank this group of caring individuals from the Grand Traverse Band who will help us accomplish a needed service for the residents of and visitors to Beaver Island. Thank you very much Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians with special thanks to the members who live here on Beaver Island for their help in getting this grant.
BIEMS is requesting that any readers that wish to help accomplish this goal, please send their donations, no matter how big or small. Please make check payable to St. James Township - BIEMS, and mail to BIEMS, P. O. Box 192, Beaver Island, MI 49782.
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