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Crossroads Christian Academy 7th Annual silent auction April 25th

April 24, 2014

Crossroads Christian Academy located at 219 Silver Creek Rd.
Marquette, will be having their 7th annual silent auction fundraiser
for education, Friday, April 25th from 6:30-8:30pm. Come and enjoy an
array of gourmet hors d’oeurves, desserts, and coffees. All proceeds
are used to develop, support and advance academic, creative and
physical arts programming. Auction list items available and updated
weekly at Tickets $10 available at the door or call

2014 Auction item List
1. 4 Disney Hopper Passes, good for one day at any of the Disney parks
(Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal
Kingdom) (value $513)
2. Clayton Marcus upholstered chair from Creative Interiors (retail
3. 4 passes to the Skydeck in Chicago
4. 4 all day passes to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
5. $40 gift certificate to A&M Café
6. $25.00 gift certificate to Buffalo Wild Wings, $10.00 gift
certificates to Buffalo Wild Wings
7. 3 -$5.00 gift certificates to Book World
8. Matthews Bow “Mission Riot” w/menace package and hat
9. Art from Lake Superior Wood Works
10. Carol Papaleo print “Aurora Dogs”
11. $25 gift certificate to Cartridges & More
12. Basic detail package to Classic Auto Collision
13. Basic detail package to Classic Auto Collision
14. $15 gift certificate to Congress Pizza
15. 1-large pizza at Congress Pizza
16. 1 month membership to Straight Line Archery
17. Seasonal gas furnace or a/c tune-up from J-Goods Plumbing, Heating
and Cooling
18. $10 gift certificate to Michigan Made
19. 2 — gift certificates for lunch to Midtown Bakery & Cafe
20. 3 — gym bags from Tradehome Shoes
21. Build-a-Bear gift certificate
22. Otter Box IPad Defender Case
23. 25 — Redbox Rentals
24. Creative Memories Gift Basket
25. 4 — Lifefest Full Event Passes
26. Craftsman 12v drill/driver & impact driver combo kit from Sears
27. 2 — H.E.S. gift certificates for radon testing
28. 3 — 3mnth memberships to Anytime Fitness
29. Hair Products from Regis
30. 2 — gift certificates to Main Street Pizza
31. $25 gift certificate to GFS
32. Portrait Sitting w/8×10 from Cory’s Images
33. Christmas theme gift basket by Miss Janofski
34. $25 gift certificate to Applebee’s
35. $25 gift certificate to Red Lobster
36. $25 gift certificate to Meister’s Greenhouse
37. 15 visit punch pass to NMU’s PEIF
38. Marc Jacobs designer womens sunglasses from Downtown Eyecare
39. $20 gift certificate to Thill’s Fishhouse
40. 2 lift tickets to Marquette Mountain
41. $20 gift certificate to Hotplate
42. $50 gift certificate to Das Steinhaus
43. $50 gift certificate to Sol Azteca
44. $10 gift certificate to Huron Earth Deli
45. 4 Cruise-N-Coffee mugs w/ coupons good for a mocha or latte
46. 3 – $10 gift certificates to Domino’s
47. Leather Bible in large print from Lifeway Ministries
48. Study Bible from Lifeway Ministries
49. Illustrated Study Bible from Lifeway Ministries
50. KJV Bible on dvd from Lifeway Ministries
51. Children’s book and video from Lifeway Ministries
52. 6 – movie passes to Thomas Theater Group
53. John Heath 12×14 framed pen and ink print
54. John Heath 12×14 framed oil painting print
55. John Heath 10×20 framed oil painting print
56. Pictured Rocks Cruise tickets for two
57. 2 bike tune-ups from Down Wind Sports
58. 2 Forest Roberts Theatre flex season passes
59. Fun bunch gift certificate from Lutey’s Flowers
60. Frosty Treats gift certificates, value: $40
61. 2 adult passes to the Marquette History Museum
62. 18 holes of golf for 2 at the NMU Golf Course
63. 2 night stay in a traditional suite at Comfort Suites in Appleton,
64. Overnight and dinner for 2 at The Landmark
65. 2 – $25 gift certificates to Aubree’s
66. 18 holes of golf for 8 w/ carriage ride on The Jewel at The Grand
Hotel, Mackinac Island
67. $50 gift certificate to the Casa Calabria
68. 5 Wendy’s of Marquette Super Value menu cards
69. 4 – $7.50 gift certificates to Border Grill
70. 1qt/month/year of custard certificate from Culver’s
71. Arby’s gift certificates
72. 10 games of bowling to Superior Lanes
73. $25 gift certificate to Super One
74. 2 bags of UPFE goods & 2 – $20 gift certificates to Marquette Food
75. 2 – $10 gift certificates to Jet’s Pizza
76. 2 – $25 gift card’s from Range Bank
77. 4 — Matthews hats
78. Full service oil change at Superior Express Car & Wash
79. Book: “Living in Love” by James and Betty Robison
80. Decorative cross by Spiritual Harvest
81. $20 gift certificate to Jim’s Music & Teaching Center
82. 18 holes of golf for 2 w/cart on Greywall’s from Marquette Golf &
Country Club
83. Thrust angle alignment from Willey’s Tire
84. Munising Bay Shipwreck Tour
85. Date Night Bucket from Family Video
86. Stormy Kromer Wool Bag
87. 2 — $10 gift certificates to Holiday Cleaners
88. $100 — gift certificate to Zambon’s North Country Sales for
service of ATV, boat or motorcycle
89. Gift certificate for 2 dozen Wontons from the Rice Paddy
90. $25 gift certificate to Tadych’s Econo Foods
91. Autographed photo of Dallas Cowboy Alexander Wright
92. 2 wheel alignment from Marquette Automotive
93. Family sized casserole from Outlanders
94. Fabrication of upper and lower custom whitening trays with 8
syringes of whitening gel from Dr. Angela Palomaki of Lower Harbor
Family Dental, value: $364
95. Radioshack LIT limited-edition portable Bluetooth speaker from
96. $25 gift certificate to The Brownstone
97. 2 – $10 gift certificates & 2 t-shirts from Jeffries
98. 2 Oil changes and hats from Fox Negaunee
99. Phillips Sonicare Flexcare electric toothbrush w/ sanitizer from
Dental Associates
100. 1 year membership to Negaunee Rod & Gun Club & t-shirt
101. Gift basket of hair products
102. Gift basket of spa items
103. Book: “SI-COLOGY” by Si Robertson
104. Student Study Bible
105. Full service oil change from Pit Stop Quik Lube
106. $20 gift certificate to The Garden Shed
107. Gifts from Donckers
108. Necklace and Earring Collections by Rock Water Jewelry
109. Hair Products Bag from Hair Etcetera
110. Gift Certificate to Rock River Gardens
111. $20 gift certificate to Snyder Drugs
112. Roll-up checker board113. Lighted Address Marker from Ace
Hardware in Gwinn
114. $20 gift certificate to Larry’s Foods in Gwinn
115. One year’s worth of pizza from Rodney’s in Gwinn
116. 4 – person kayak trip from Soaring Eagle Outfitter’s
117. Toaster oven from Snyder’s in Gwinn
118. 12 – 8oz. bottles of Maple Syrup from U.P. Sap
119. 12 — 12oz. bottles of Maple Syrup from U.P. Sap
120. 4 — tickets for The Marquette Symphony Orchestra performance May
121. Collection of jewelry by Stahl Cross
122. Tote bag, t-shirt, 2 – autographed pictures, & 4 passes to a
taping of Wheel of Fortune
123. Green Bay Packers 2013 stamped autograph football
124. 8×10 mounted picture of 2008 Stanley Cup Champions the Detroit
125. Handmade children’s “Lego” pattern Afghan by Kathy Ruokolainen
126. Handcrafted Ore Boats
127. $50 gift certificate to Walmart
128. Calvin Klein Down Town & StriVectin Basket from Younkers
129. 2 Bike Tune-ups from Lakeshore Bike
130. $10 gift certificate to Black Bear Grill
131. 1 month to Cave Fitness
132. 3 — Silver Pendant Necklaces by Wedig Mud & Metal
133. Vase by Wedig Mud & Metal
134. Framed print by Thompson Crowe
135. Discovery Kids Fabric Activity World Map
136. Framed Endless Possibilities Poster

DNR Announces New Michigan Black Bear Education Program for Grades 6-8

April 24, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Wildlife Division is offering a fun way for educators to integrate Michigan’s unique flora and fauna into their curriculum while still meeting the required educational standards. Teachers and their students now have an opportunity to experience A Year in the Life of a Michigan Black Bear.

black bear mascotThroughout the school year, students will learn about the life cycle of the Michigan black bear, general black bear biology and behavior, and how the DNR manages and maintains a healthy black bear population. An educator guide with activities and video lessons will be provided.

Classes also will have the chance to “follow” a black bear by using actual data points from a radio-collared bear to track it through its seasonal movements and see what a year in a bear’s life is really like.

This program is free of charge and open to all interested educators of grades 6, 7 and 8. Classes will need access to a computer lab and the internet in order to use the mapping application to follow the bear. Educators also will need access to the internet (YouTube) in their classrooms as well as a projector to make it easier for all students to see the video lessons.

Classrooms that participate in the program will be eligible to enter the Year in the Life of a Bear contest, where students can use what they learned to tell the story of a year in the life of a Michigan black bear. Students can choose to retell the actual journey of the bear they followed or get creative and use the information to interpret a typical bear’s yearly activities. Contest winners will be awarded prizes, provided by the Michigan Bear Hunters Association and the DNR, for their classrooms. Prizes are limited to one per school.

For more information and to sign up, please visit and click on the “Education” button. Applications are due by Aug. 1 in order to receive the materials for the upcoming school year.

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Building & Site Committee of the Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education

April 24, 2014

Office of the Superintendent
Gwinn Area Community Schools
(906) 346-9283

A meeting of the Building & Site Committee of the Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the Gwinn High School Library.


1. Call to Order

2. Audience Comments

3. Building Options Discussion

Work Group Presentation
UPEA Presentation

4. Audience Comments

5. Adjourn

Student Commencement Speaker, Soloist Named

April 24, 2014

MARQUETTE, Mich.–Courtney Brown of South Lyon will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s commencement on Saturday, May 4. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and theater and entertainment arts. Her minor is in French.

“I love NMU, from the natural setting to the warm people to the great university atmosphere. There have always been faculty and staff who have supported my ideas and study plans,” said Brown. “Speaking at commencement is a way to celebrate with every graduate in their success and memories of NMU. I want to create a sentiment that recognizes both their diverse achievements and empowers them to leave NMU to pursue further greatness.”

Brown lists the theme of her speech as, “Remembering the positive and fun aspects of being a student at NMU, while also recognizing how our studies have prepared us to achieve a lifetime of success and redefine how people describe the millennial generation.”

The commencement soloist will be Sara Parks of Marquette. She is a music education major and was recently nominated as the music department’s outstanding graduating senior. Parks will lead the audience in the singing of the national anthem and “Hail Northern.”

The graduation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Superior Dome. It will be broadcast live on WNMU-TV regionally and streamed live in high definition online free of charge through the America One/B2 networks. To see the ceremony, follow the link at

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MGH First Hospital In The Nation To Implant MRI-safe Defibrillator

April 24, 2014

MARQUETTE, MICH – Marquette General cardiologist and electrophysiologist Mark Cowan, MD, became the first in the country to implant a defibrillator that is compatible with full body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as part of a clinical trial by Medtronic, recognized world leader in medical technology.

More than two million Americans depend on pacemakers or defibrillators to help regulate their heart conditions. While these implanted devices can save lives, they can also eliminate the possibility of utilizing MRI scans – which is another life-saving tool that detects tumors, bleeding, injuries, blood vessel diseases or infections. This is because the powerful magnet of the MRI can interrupt, move or overheat the ICD.

Minneapolis-based Medtronic seeks to change this with the Evera MRI™ SureScan® implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) System. Evera MRI is the first ICD system to be evaluated in the U.S. that allows for MRI scans positioned on any region of the body. The Evera MRI was recently approved for use in Europe.

With an estimated 63 percent of ICD patients needing an MRI within 10 years of receiving a device, the Medtronic trial is of great interest to patients and physicians, alike.

“The study will test the Medtronic Evera MRI ICD when patients who have this system have an MRI scan,” said Rudy Evonich, MD, principal investigator at Marquette General for the Evera MRI study. “Medtronic representatives will be on hand during the patient’s MRI to monitor the ICD throughout the scanning process. Results will then be compared to devices in a control group.”

Gary Green of Marquette, the first patient in the U.S. to receive the Evera MRI™ SureScan,® was a perfect candidate for the trial. At 55 years old, Green was having difficulties managing his heart condition despite weight loss, medication and close monitoring by his cardiologist. With Green’s family history of heart disease, and the fact he had suffered a heart attack in 2010, his cardiologist recommended an ICD implant. Green also undergoes periodic MRI scans due to back and hip issues, so there is a very high likelihood that he will need future MRI scans.

“I have to have the ICD anyway, so if my situation will help by providing information, I’m happy to participate in the study,” Green said. “Although I’m nervous about having the implant, the technology will be monitoring my heart and that makes me feel safe.”

About 275 subjects will take part in this study. There will be up to 45 sites in various countries, including the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, Greater China, India, and Latin America. Marquette General, the only Michigan hospital participating in the study and one of only 24 in the U.S., hopes to enroll two to three qualified patients into the study per month.

Marquette General has teamed with Medtronic on clinic trials for the last nine years as part of an ongoing mission to provide patients around the world with the best possible heart care. Dr. Evonich, cardiovascular research director Beth King and cardiovascular research team members Jodi Nease, RN, Jane Anderson, LPN, Adele Price, LPN, Lori Piggott and Michelle Duquaine have worked closely with Medtronic representatives in preparation to conduct the study here at Marquette General.

If you or a loved one are a candidate for an ICD, ask your doctor for more information about the Evera MRI™ SureScan® implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) System trial.

Sister Cities Search For Host Families

April 24, 2014

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN - The Marquette Sister City Program in conjunction with the Sister City Advisory Committee is looking for 10 interested area families to host delegates from our Sister City, Higashiomi, Japan this summer. The delegates will arrive on July 23, 2014 and depart on August 4, 2014.

This is the 35th year of the Marquette-Higashiomi program. These Delegation visits support the long-standing principles of the Sister City Program of cultural understanding and international friendship between Marquette and Higashiomi.

Applications will be available at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located in the lower level of the Peter White Library. For any questions, contact the MACC at 228-0472 or e-mail

New Date for Free Diabetes Workshop to be offered in Ishpeming

April 24, 2014

ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN - The Diabetes self-management workshop being offered in Ishpeming that was originally scheduled to begin on April 23rd has been postponed until May 14th. The Diabetes –PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and manage their symptoms. As a result, participants are better equipped to face the daily challenge of living with diabetes. Two trained leaders conduct the workshop. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

The six week class will meet on Wednesday evenings at Bell Hospital, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. beginning on May 14th and ending June 18th. Class sizes are limited and pre registration is required- family and caregivers are welcome. There is no cost to attend. Please call 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1 to register. Program administered by UPCAP, with support from the UP Diabetes Outreach Network and community volunteers. For more information, visit

MFA Candidates Give Reading Friday, April 25th

April 24, 2014

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN - Graduating Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students from Northern Michigan University’s English department will read their work at a celebration on Friday, April 25. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Federated Women’s Clubhouse in Marquette. It is free and open to the public.

The following students will read their work: Lynn Fay, Alex Gubbins, Tim Johnston, Rachel Mills, Zarah Moeggenberg, Linda Sirois, and Gabe Waskiewicz. Refreshments will be provided.

Annual Excellence in Education Day Friday, April 25, 2014

April 24, 2014

The partnership is made up of Cliffs Natural Resources and the four western Marquette County school districts: Ishpeming, Negaunee, N.I.C.E. and Republic-Michigamme. The partnership was formed by Cliffs as a way of becoming involved with, and supporting education and recognizing academic achievement in the area.

This is the 25th year of annual Excellence in Education Day.

The annual Excellence in Education Day honors students from the four school districts who have received all “A”s during the first semester of the current school year. This year, 200 students are being honored.

In addition, two teachers from each of the four school districts are honored annually for their dedication and commitment to excellence in education.

Students and teachers will be treated to one of four separate tours related to the iron mining industry on Friday. Those tours are: Cliffs’ Tilden Facility Cliffs’ Empire Facility LS&I Transportation Division Michigan Iron Industry Museum Schedule of events for Excellence in Education Day, Friday, April 25, 2014:

8:00 AM–Breakfast and brief welcoming remarks @ Lakeview School, Croix St., Negaunee

8:45 AM–Busses leave for tours from the Lakeview School.

11:45 AM–Recognition and awards luncheon @ the HOLIDAY INN Marquette. Guest speaker will be Marquette City Commissioner Don Ryan Don Ryan worked for Cliffs for 26 years and began Cliffs involvement with Excellence in Education Day. 2:00 PM–Banquet concludes.

NMU Psychology Colloquium Friday, April 25th

April 24, 2014

The next Northern Michigan University psychology colloquium will be titled “The Ins and Outs of Defining Sex and Virginity Loss: Variations by Sexual Orientation.” NMU professor Maya Sen will give the presentation at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in 167 Gries Hall. The public is invited.

Research on what is considered “having sex” has helped to clarify people’s definitions of this nebulous concept and to examine changes in the concept over time. But the research has paid little attention to sexual minorities, despite having important implications for public health issues, public policy formation, and sex education. The current study uses the Sexual Definitions Survey (Sanders & Reinisch, 1999) to compare perceptions of the definition of “having sex” and “losing virginity” for both heterosexuals and sexual minorities. Sen will present descriptive data on the fact both female and male sexual minorities’ perceptions of what counts as “having sex” and “losing virginity” for themselves differed from those of heterosexuals.

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