Beaver Island Peace Vigil
On Sunday, March 16th, 2003, 25 Beaver Islanders conducted a peace vigil, meeting at the Christian Church for a prayer before walking to the Peace Garden at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Candles were lit and held aloft as another prayer was said, with everyone hoping against hope that the war now upon us could be avoided. Those present wanted it clearly understood that they supported and would continue to support our country and its policies, but thought that after centuries of war not being the answer, there should be a better way. Some of them had children or grandchildren at the front, but were also concerned about the probable loss of life to innocent people on both sides of the conflict. Clearly if we have taken this action because of a perceived failure of resolve on the part of the United Nations, we have to redouble our efforts to upgrade, or create anew, an international monitoring agency capable of taking sufficient action to guarantee our safety and security.
AmVets Flag Main Street
On March 22nd, 2003 our local AmVets began to put up American Flags on the light poles downtown. They intend to buy however many more flags they will need to continue this patriotic decoration to the Whiskey Point Light.
Deputy Decides to Leave
At Peaines Annual Meeting it was announced that Mike and Bev Russell have decided to leave Beaver Island this spring. The general consensus was that they did much more for this community than many realized, and will be hard to replace.
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