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Beacon Archive

May 2003
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The Plan for Furnishing the New Health Center

Notice to Voters: Important School Finance Issue

Chamber’s 2003 Citizen of the Year Banquet

James Kenwabakisee Cuts His Own Channel

Beaver Island Wildlife Club News

Patrick Cull, by Gosh

Michigan Townships Association

Coyotes on the Ice

Here comes... the Acacia

On This Date

My Grandfather’s Farm

Skip Duhamel: Our World-class Totem Pole Carver

News from the Townships

The EMS in Action

Charlevoix County Commissioners

Results ... from the Egg Lake Seven

The Way it Was: the Famine in Arranmore

BIBCO Press Release

Leadership Retreat to focus on challenges

Arts & Culture Grant Update

Carrie Podgorski makes Deans List

Local Poet Melissa Bailey wins Prize

17th Annual Beaver Island Talent Show

Native American and Crooked Tree teachers visit Lighthouse School

AmVets raise ribbons and flags for Beaver Island

One Hundred Years Ago

Paradise Bay Dive Shop comes to ... Paradise Bay

Come See “The Vile Veterinarian” - May 2nd 2003

Cindy Turns a Page

Weather or Not

Edgar B. Speer Refloated

Ronald Haggard 1977 - 2000

Lester Gallagher 1918 - 2002

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Chamber’s 2003 Citizen of the Year Banquet

On April 12th Beaver Island’s Chamber of Commerce gathered 85 hungry celebrants at the Shamrock Bar and Grill for its 2nd annual 'Citizen of the Year' banquet. As always, there were many deserving nominations for this award, but the winner was, as speaker and Chamber Vice-president Bill Thomas said, “someone you hope you don’t see, unless you need them, and in that case you can thank your lucky stars that they have made all the sacrifices they have and are there, ready to pitch in and help,” Beaver Island’s Emergency Medical Service.

Pictured above with presenter Bill Thomas are the life-saving EMS crew: (from left to right) Bill McDonough, Tim McDonough, Christie VanLooy, Joe Timsak, Michelle LaFreniere, Roye Meis, Ken Bruland, Gerald LaFreniere, and Joe Moore.

Not only have they spent hundreds and hundreds of hours learning techniques and how to use their equipment, but they have also fought for funds, sponsored events, and started a ‘First Response’ program in the school, which will, hopefully, provide their eventual replacements.


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