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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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Ronald Haggard
April 18, 1977 - April 27, 2000

Like mighty Lake Michigan swirling around the shores of Beaver Island, the seasons flow past us as time relentlessly marches forward.

Winter usually takes a deep breath and lingers, while summer is always over far too soon.

The seasons quickly become a year … and yet another.

April 27th, 2003, marks the third anniversary since Ronald passed away. He was a young man who dearly loved his adventures on Beaver Island. It now seems as though Ron's life flowed past us like the seasons of the year. The passage of time has cauterized our pain, but his absence lingers like a long winter. The happy times are wonderful memories that we hold as lovingly as a bright Beaver Island summer. But summer is over far too soon. Ron, we know that you continue to feel our love, and we certainly feel yours. We remain comforted knowing that you are in the warm embrace of our Savior. –the family of Ronald Haggard


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