So let's pretend you are a teacher at the Beaver Island Community School, you are also a medical first responder for Beaver Island EMS, and you get paged out for an emergency at 6:41 a.m. You help out with the patient and plan to fly with the patient to Charlevoix. How do you get your lesson plans to school for your substitute teacher? Our own Jim Stambaugh had an interesting method of transmitting his lesson plans to those who needed the information. They didn't go by carrier pigeon. They couldn't be phoned in because no one was answering the phone. They had to be delivered by a fellow teacher. The following is the lesson plan presented to the school office from Jim Stambaugh. One way or another this dedicated teacher was going to make certain that his students got to work while he was helping out a fellow Marine who was injured. This certainly wouldn't happen anywhere else but Beaver Island.
The lesson plans are written on a tongue depressor since Jim could not find any paper to write on at the time.
Lady Islander Emma Adams was listed in the Traverse City Record Eagle in the PREP Volleyball statistics for her 3.0 kills per game. She was also listed number one in kill efficiency in Northern Michigan with a rating of .435.
Lady Islander Andrea Moore was listed as number one in northern Michigan for her serving aces per game. A serving ace is a serve that is put over the net, but not returned by an opponent. Her average per game is 2.1 aces per game.
For those of you who forgot why you live on Beaver Island or why you visit here, Phyllis rushed into town in cold car to take these pictures. I can't get over the beauty of what we have around us here on Beaver Island. I wanted to share this with any who were not here or not in a position to see this.
by Connie Boyle
It was some amazing volleyball when Beaver Island went up against Harbor Light Christian – currently rated #1 in the State, Class D!
First, our JV team (no seniors) played their JV team. We lost the first game 11-25, but rallied to win the second game 25-19! We did lose the tie-breaker, but it was close with a score of 11-15.
Then, the Varsity teams went on the court. The Lady Islanders made all the fans proud as they scored 6 points off HLC in the first game and then went on to score 11 in the second game! We lost the match, but played great. We had good serves and set the ball up whenever possible. HLC has some dynamic servers and hitters, to say the least! Those balls were really coming over to our side hard and fast. (A bit of “volleyball history”: For many years, it was all we could do to score 3 or 4 points off HLC's Varsity. Every year we got closer and closer and finally beat them in the semi-finals at Districts. But, at that time, Pellston was rated #1 in the state and we lost to them in the finals. Now that HLC is rated #1 in the state, it shows that last night's scores are truly an accomplishment!)
Everyone watching the matches was impressed that none of our girls gave up. They kept playing hard and playing well. I had many Harbor Light Christian fans compliment us on our skills, determination and excellent teamwork and sportsmanship.
The evening was very valuable, as we drew Pellston for Round 1 of the District match on March 3. We will certainly need to play our best to beat Pellston, who has been rated #5 in the State! If we beat Pellston, we will meet Harbor Light Christian in the finals. We know what we have to do now, and have a few more weeks to practice!
Evening stat highlights:
Aces: Deven 2, Heather, Hannah, Maeve, Caitlin, and Bailey all had 1 Ace
Good Serves (including aces): Hannah 13, Deven 5, Sam 5, Caitlin 5, Melissa 4
Digs: Melissa 3, Deven, Sam, Heather, Andrea all had 2
Kills: Sam 5, Deven 2, Heather, Hannah, Melissa, Bailey & Emma all had 1
Assists: Maeve 6, Hannah, Caitlin, Andrea all had 1
Blocks: Emma 3
The Beaver Island Islander Basketball team went to Hannahville to play the Eagles. The aggressive play by the Islanders put four players in double digits for scoring--Jared Wojan, Eric Albin, Brenden Martin, and Patrick Cull--during the Friday night game. The Islanders won by a score of 64-31 Friday night.
In the Saturday rematch, the score was much closer--62-54--with Jared and Eric both in double digits.
If you plan on attending the Grand Rapids Party on February 24, 2007, and have not booked a room at the Hilton, you need to do so as soon as possible.
The Hilton is still undergoing renovations so all rooms are not available and there is another function at the hotel on the same day as the party.
The phone number is 616-957-0100. Make sure you mention “Beaver Island Celebration” so you will get the $71.00 rate. If you have a problem when making the reservation, ask to speak with Michael Kelly.
The Hilton will also be selling pizza, hamburgers, etc. from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in a room adjacent to the Party. The Hilton will hand out flyers with the food choices and prices when you check in.
For the benefit of the family of
Cpl. Nicholas Brown
(Jean Palmer's Grandson)
who was killed in action
on January 22, 2007 in Iraq .
Holy Cross Hall
Sunday, March 18, 2007
8:30 am – 12:00 Noon
Free will donation
Coffee, juice, milk
If you are unable to attend the breakfast, you may make a donation. Send it directly to:
In a place where keeping a secret is about a tough not enjoying Saint Patrick's Day, the name of the Citizen of the Year has proved to be a surprise to most for five consecutive years. The nine members of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors selects the winner from dozens of nominations, notifies the winners family and is then charged with keeping the winner secret for a couple of weeks until the awards banquet.
The 6th annual Citizen of the Year award will be presented on Saturday April 28 th at Nina's Restaurant. Nominations for the prestigious award, created and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce will be accepted until Friday April 6 th .
The annual award(s) will, “honor an individual, couple or community organization that has made a significant contribution to making Beaver Island a better place to live, work or visit.” Nomination forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office, mailed by contacting the office at 231 448-2505 or downloaded from the Chamber website www.beaverisland.org .
The awards banquet at Nina's will include hors d' oeuvres, beverage, desert and a choice of three entrees for only $19.95. Reservations are recommended because seating must be limited. Cocktails begin at 6:00 with dinner at 7:00 and the awards to follow.
“Please plan to attend and nominate your favorite citizen today. Broad community support is what makes the award such an honor for those who receive it,” said Chamber of Commerce President Kathy Speck. “Many wonderful people and organizations have been nominated several times. It is very difficult to select a winner from so many great options. If your candidate hasn't won yet please keep trying,” said Chamber Executive Director Steve West.
The chamber board will select one or two winners at a special meeting in early April. Previous awards have been presented to individuals, community organizations and couples. Jim Wojan was presented with the 2005 award last year. Other winners include, Phil and Lil Gregg, Connie Wojan, Beaver Island Hospice, Beaver Island EMS and Don Vyse.
Page Two of News on the 'Net Feb 19-25, 2007