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  • GazetteDAILY NEWS & PHOTOS AT bOYNEgAzETTE.cOmBoyne Cityest. 2009 No. 416 - Vol. 8 - Issue 52 Seek the truth, Serve the CitizenS WedNesday aug. 16, 2017 $1.00





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    Discussion over plans to install a mosaic sculpture in Peninsula Beach Park raised questions about whose art should be displayed on public property.Boyne City Main Street Executive Director Kelsie King-Duff present-ed the plan to the Boyne City Com-mission on Tuesday July 25 and requested approval of the proposed location of the sculpture.This has been in the works for some time, said King-Duff.... Weve talked about getting a mo-saic sculpture somewhere in the Main Street District. She added, The actual artwork would be donated by the artist that the design committee has been working with.The Boyne City Main Street Board recently approved the recommenda-tion to have a work of art installed in the park but the matter had to be OKd by the Boyne City Commis-

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    Last week, in the 33rd Circuit Court, Judge Roy C. Hayes III sentenced Jewel Eliza-beth Browe, 65, to serve a sentence of 38 months to 15 years in prison on a charge of iden-tity theft.Browe was previously convicted of two counts of the same crime in Charlevoix County back in 2013, involving the same victim. She was sentenced to 20 months in prison but instead completed the Department of Corrections SAI bootcamp program and was re-leased early. For this crime, Browe was stopped by police in Bangor, Michigan for a traffic violation. As she was a Cana-dian citizen who had been deported on numerous occasions, she did not give police her own identifica-tion but instead produced a drivers license containing the identifying information of another woman,

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    Great Lakes Energy an-nounced last week it will achieve a 56 per-cent carbon-free fuel mix by Jan. 1, 2018.Carbon free refers to cleaner pow-er generation which means cleaner air and water and healthier commu-nities, said Bill Scott, Great Lakes Energy President/CEO. Were proud to significantly reduce emis-sions in a way that reinforces our core mission of providing reliable and cost-competitive energy for our members.Cleaner power emission sources in-clude renewable energy, such as wind and solar, and nuclear power.To reach the substantial carbon-free portfolio, Great Lakes Energys power supplier, Wolverine Power Cooperative, signed a new long-term contract for zero-emission energy. When added to current renewable energy assets, the agreement will increase the amount of carbon-free energy in Great Lakes Energys fuel mix from 31 to 56 percent.In addition to significantly reducing emissions from carbon dioxide, sul-fur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, the new agreement also helps ensure power costs remain competitive for years to come.In the past year, Great Lakes En-ergy, along with Wolverine and its other member co-ops, added more

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    photos by chris faulknorHome at lastThe Boyne City Commission held its first meeting in the newly completed Boyne City Hall chambers on Aug. 8.

    photos by chris faulknorClassic cars and fun with the BCFDThe Boyne City Fire Department held its annual car show in conjunction with an open house at City Hall. Firetrucks from throughout the state (top) lined up for judging. Dick lemon (mid-left) shows off his 68 Duce. Firefighter leon Bush (mid-right) grills lunch for members of the public. Firefighters joel Oswald and Adam Harweh (lower left) work on the lunch assembly line. jeff Morey (lower right) stands by his 96 Cadillac Hearse.

    McLaren among top hospitalsMcLaren Northern Michigan is proud to be among one of only 13 hospitals in the coun-try, and the only hospital in Michigan, that has achieved all of the following recent prestigious recognitions: 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Magnet designated hospital through the Amer-ican Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for excellence in nursing

    Ranked a top 10 hospital in the state by U.S. News & World ReportsThe quality ratings we received for these orga-nizations is just another verification of the kind and compassionate care and service provided by the colleagues at McLaren Northern Michigan, stated David M. Zechman, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan.To receive these honors, McLaren Northern

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    who does bergMan serve?Editor:Whom to serve?God or mammon?A question asked for millennia that even this simple writer could answer. Regardless of whatever religion one follows the basic concepts are the same. Feed the poor, take care of the sick/infirm, have compas-sion for all and to have morals.

    My dilemma concerning this question is how would Jack Berg-man answer. He seems to never pass up an op-portunity to profess love for the Savior of his choice yet he contin-ually votes against acting on be-half of this particular Lord's own love, sacrifice and understanding of the human condition. Instead, Bergman kneels before his Caesar and continually does

    his bidding.With Bergman planning an eight-day vacation to the Holy Land and using it as an excuse to not have any public town hall meet-ings for the other 23 days he will be on recess, the constituents of Michigans 1st District can only hope and pray that Bergman will have an epiphany of sorts and re-commit himself to the man born there over two thousand years ago instead of the person born in Queens 71 years ago. Jack would do well to brush up on Matthew 6:24 while he is on his taxpayer funded pilgrimage.John HunterTraverse City

    guest commeNtaryBy mItchell JoN macKay

    From Mississippi Delta Blues, with infusion of country music, and many other influences, came Rock and Roll.Sam Philips of Memphis SUN RE-CORDS kicked it off in historical relevance but it was already here on the back porches and in dark speak-easies of early century last. The invention of the amplifier, hence the electric guitar, largely by Fender guitar manufacturing com-pany, changed everything, or al-lowed the protagonists and the audi-ences to change everything. Mostly it occurred in 1955 but was already transpiring protozoan-like in the forties and very early fifties.The only evidence would be con-sidered the Lomax tapes of field and farm workers who played ei-ther handmade guitars or Sears and Roebuck mail-order versions, pretty good instruments considering their hokey beginnings. Elvis Presley is credited with the first rock-n-roll recordings and rightly so but there were many oth-ers. As the story goes, Elvis was there one night trying to put together some ballad-type tunes with Scotty Moor and Bill Black, guitarist and stand-up bassist respectively, when it got late and nothing came of the effort.Suddenly, as all were packing up to leave, Elvis burst into a blues tune, perhaps Thats Alright Mama, and bingo, they were off and running, Scotty picking up the lead, Bill the rhythm.And there we had it, still great lis-tening after all these years. It dont get no better than that.Mystery Train? Cmon, your legs will still be jumping.

    Gibson Guitars soon got into the act and fashioned many acoustic and electric models, some even both. Gibson was always my pick be-cause I like the feel of them, the adjustable neck and bridge though some maintain that those features inhibit the tone. Martin Guitars on the other hand have mostly stuck with acoustic models with no metal rod neck bracing or adjustments whatsoever lest one shave down the saddle bridge on the guitar body for easier finger action. The folk music revival of the nine-teen-sixties was a resistance against the rock n roll incursion and well met at that, returned us to the roots of homespun music.It soon turned to folk-rock though since so many of us were spawned on that breakthrough with that bass and drum insistence and dancefloor gyrations we kids loved to partake of with our girlfriends and six-packs outside in the car or at parties.Rock n roll was it for us kids, noth-ing else mattered. Well, some other things.Every car had a back seat, did it not? So we collectively morphed from bebop pseudo-classical big band to rock n roll to folk revival to folk-rock to jazz to fusion and funk to disco and on and on but the electric guitar remained and still does the primary git-go for musicians.Though personally I prefer the acoustic guitar I now and then enjoy a session on an electric guitar for the volume and expression potential, bending those strings amplified as my guitar gently weeps a la George Harrison.Probably the Rolling Stones exem-plify best the blending of classical and rock - and folk to some degree. Keith Richards plays a more com-petent acoustic guitar than his elec-

    tric version, as least in my opinion. Keith plays with a flat pick in lieu of finger-picking, a method I picked up although I learned the finger styles early on. The crispness of a pick is tantalizing whereas fingernails are unpredict-able, like, they break. Some guitarists prefer to use finger picks made of plastic and metal but theyre unwieldy as relates to bare fingernails. Of course the amplifier extends the hearing distance considerably so thats a given for any musician.Even acoustic musicians use micro-phones so theres no getting around that taboo. We all did it, still do

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