Happy Thanksgiving

Give me the end of the year an' its fun When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song, See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.
-Edgar A. Guest

Thanksgiving Forecast

Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven
to an afternoon high near 190F. The kitchen will turn hot
and humid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a
severe squall or cold shoulder.

During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of
a knife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation
of one to two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift
across one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery
spots on the other. Please pass the gravy.

A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued
for the entire area, with increased stuffiness around the
beltway. During the evening, the turkey will diminish and
taper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34F in the

Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eat
sandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can
be expected both days with a 50 percent chance of scattered
soup late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soup
develops. By early next week, eating pressure will be low
as the only wish left will be the bone.

Signs That You've Overdone Thanksgiving

  1. Paramedics bring in the Jaws of Life to pry you out of the EZ-Boy!
  2. You receive a Sumo Wrestler application in your e-mail
  3. Friday you set off 3 earthquake seismographs on your morning jog.
  4. Pricking your finger for cholesterol screening only yielded gravy.
  5. A guest quotes a Biblical passage from "The Feeding of the 5000."
  6. That rash on your stomach turns out to be steering wheel burn.
  7. Representatives from the Butterball Hall of Fame called twice.
  8. You consider gluttony your patriotic duty.

Beaver Island Rural Health Center Solicits Board Applicants

There are currently eight BIRHC directors. Because BIRHC by-laws allow for a maximum of eleven members the Board is inviting any interested full or part time community residents to apply for the unfilled positions. BIRHC board members serve without compensation. Members are expected to attend the majority of the organization's 4 to 6 meetings per year either in person or by speakerphone at their own expense. In addition to regular attendance at meetings the board members are also expected to be champions for the Health Center, contribute time and talents, avoid conflicts of interest and be team players. Because fund raising is so crucial to BIRHC, board members should also be willing to commit substantial time to organizing and helping at fundraising events, financially supporting those events and helping to solicit prospective donors.

Letters of interest should be sent to Connie Wojan, President BIRHC Board of Directors c/o BIRHC, POB 146, and Beaver Island, MI 49782 by January 10, 2007. Candidates will be reviewed and a slate presented at the January Annual Meeting. For more information call Connie Wojan at 231-448-2379.

Have a few hours?

Considering how "iffy" our November and December weather can be you may find yourself stranded in Charlevoix while trying to get to the island. What's there to do? Go check out the "new" Charlevoix Public Library. It will knock your socks off. Val Meyerson, the Charlevoix librarian, along with lots of help has done an outstanding job of changing the old Charlevoix Middle School into a top of the line library. It's no longer just a whispering, tip-toeing, book place it's an information center that caters to both adults and children. If you have the time when in Charlevoix it is truly worth taking a walk through. Not only have they increased the size of the library, they have face-lifted and transformed a tired old building into what is truly a world class library.

Speaking of Libraries

Speaking of libraries, check out our own Beaver Island District Library. We have many of the best sellers available such as Demille's Wild Fire; Spark's Dear John; .Albom's For One More Day; Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - The End. Some of the newest videos are also now on our shelves such as The Da Vinci Code, The Wild, Madagascar, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Over the Hedge, the list goes on. How about an old fashioned jigsaw puzzle that the whole family can work on together.. we have lots. Over a hundred recorded books to listen to. Computers to use, or bring your own laptop and tap into our wireless capabilities. Check out the library, it's a whole lot more than you may remember a library being.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Beaver Island Christian Church

November 23, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.

Come as you are

Everyone Welcome

Bring a dish to pass if you wish - salad, veggie or dessert

Cookie Carnival

Beaver Island Christian Church

December 14th, 2006

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Everyone Welcome

Come, try our samples

(If you would like to order several dozen Nutmeg Logs, please calll Lil Gregg 448-2305 by December 10th)