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Leading in Diversity

Empowering Communities and Changing Lives

More clean, renewable energy will significantly improve public health in minority communities

New NAACP report outlines how clean energy reduces dangerous pollution
Lansing On Saturday, October 27, 2012, the NAACP released, Your Energy, Your Power!: A Case Study on Renewable Energy and Public Health Equity in Michigan. This report well documents that minority communities disproportionately shoulder the burden of coal pollution. Proposal 3 on the Nov. 6 ballot requires that 25 percent of Michigans electricity come from clean, renewable sources of energy, such as wind, solar, and hydropower by 2025. If we cant do it for ourselves lets do it for our children! In this spirited debate on the pros and cons of Proposition 3 (25% renewable energy by the year 2025) weve seen lively discussion from both sides on project costs, job creation, consumer savings and the appropriateness of amending the Pamela Smith constitution for this initiative. Project Manager Your The one thing we dont argue about is the improvement in health outcomes Energy, Your Power! for Michigan residents if we use more renewables. Each year Michigan consumers continue to suffer from a wide range of respiratory illnesses such as asthma, lung disease, bronchitis, heart disease and even premature death, caused by the burning of coal to generate electricity. These illnesses are unneeded, unwanted and completely preventable. And in Michigan, communities of color bear a disproportionate share of the damage to our health and the health of our children. An NAACP report on this subject discloses the following facts: Your Energy, Your Power!: A Case Study on Renewable Energy and Public Health Equity in Michigan reveals that Michigan had six coal-burning power plants that received an F grade ... emitting the most toxins in the most populous areas occupied by the largest proportion of most vulnerable communities low income communities, as well as communities of color. According to the report, Michigans communities of color represent 18% of the asthmatic population in MI, but account for 75% of the (baseline case) emergency room visits for asthma. If Michigan were to clean up its energy supply by increasing reliance on clean, renewable sources like wind power, and decrease its reliance on coal, o Michiganders could avoid more than $1 billion in health damages. o Michigans low income communities and communities of color, would receive the majority of the public health benefits. When you tie in the facts that African Americans across this country are twice as likely to die from asthma; more likely to die from lung disease in spite of lower smoking rates than their white counterparts and that our children are more likely to be asthmatic than white children regardless of their family SEE P 5, Your Energy, Your Power!

Adult Drug Court in Session Page 3

STOP THE BLAME! Dr. Craig Douglas Superintendent Carrollton School District - Page 16

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Your Voting Information Overview

In addition to the election for the 45th president of the United States, and the election of the candidates on the Saginaw County ballots for state, county and township offices, there are six ballot proposals. Each proposal and background is below for your review. For additional information of each candidate in your county, sample ballots you can review before going to the polls, and any questions concerning your poll location go to www.michigan. gov/vote. Proposal 1: Emergency Manager Background: Authorizes the Governor to appoint an Emergency Manager to make decisions in financially distressed communities or school districts. Proposal 2: Protect Working Families Background: Constitutional amendment to establish employees right to join unions and bargain collectively with public or private employers regarding wages, hours and other terms of employment. Proposal 3: Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs Background: Requires utilities to obtain at least 25% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Proposal 4: Keep Home Care a Safe Choice Background: Establishes the Michigan Quality Home Care Council to register, background check and provide standards for home care providers. Proposal 5: Supermajority Vote Background: Would amend the Michigan constitution to require a 2/3 majority vote of the legislature, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election to impose new or additional taxes on taxpayers, expand the base of taxation or increase tax rates. Proposal 6: To Amend the State Constitution regarding construction of international bridges and tunnels Background: Would Require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election and in each municipality where new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles are to be located before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or resources for acquiring land, designing, soliciting bids for, constructing, financing, or promoting new international bridges or tunnels.

Source: http://www.saginaw-stars.com Voter Precincts STARS (Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services) Route Map Check your registration card to identify the precinct where you vote. If there are additional questions, call the City Clerks Office at 759-1480.

The City of Saginaw Changes Leaf Collection Program This Fall
Effective immediately, residents will NO LONGER be able to rake leaves into the street for collection All leaves along with yard waste will need to be placed in paper yard waste bags or in 33 gallon or less containers which are labeled Yard Waste, and do not weigh more than 50 pounds

Carrollton Middle School 3211 Carla Drive Phone: 989 399 8860 November 1, 2012 6:00 PM Meet/Greet 6:45 PM Forum Moderated by WNEM TV 5 co-anchors SAM MERRILL & KATIE OMARA For additional information visit http://youtu.be/OxMvvSbMVv0

Voter Information Night

Mid-Michigan Waste Authority will collect the leaves and yard waste on your regular trash day through November 30th
Visit www.saginaw-mi.com to learn more

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1400 W. Genesee Saginaw, MI 48602 989.753-3475 publisher@michiganbanner.com Office Hours: Monday Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Publisher Jerome Buckley Senior Editor R. L. Buckley Circulation & Distribution: Staff Marketing & Sales Staff Sales Staff Mission: The Michigan Banner operates and serves as a print and online media venue committed to educating, informing and enlightening our readership regarding events and news that directly and indirectly affect the communities regionally and globally. Furthermore, to serve as a catalyst and a link for cultivating young adults as entrepreneurial and business leaders for the future. Disclaimer: The Michigan Banner and its staff are not responsible and will not be held liable for any mistakes, error, misspellings and false advertisements in part or whole that may be placed within its publication. Articles, information or comments printed in the newspaper are not necessarily the views or beliefs of The Michigan Banner newspaper. The Michigan Banner reserves the right to edit, change, or delete any information, or refuse to print any information, article or advertisement which is believed to be inconsistent with or conflicts with the mission of the newspaper. Deadlines: 2 weeks before each publication date of the 1st and 16th of each month Submission Procedure: Mailed or e-mailed Preferred format: Jpeg or PDF www.themichiganbanner.com Facebook.com/themichiganbanner Twitter.com/MichiganBanner Blog: www.themichiganbanner.wordpress.com Michigan Banner Classified Call 989-753-3475 or go online at themichiganbanner@gmail.com

Plans for Adult Drug Court with Circuit Judges in Saginaw County Established
Judge Janet Boes and Judge James Borchard have been meeting and training with their drug court team for months as plans for the first adult drug court program in Saginaw County came together in October. Drug Court is a specially designed treatment focused program with the purpose of reducing recidivism and substance abuse among nonviolent substance abusing criminal offenders. Adult drug courts, which have been established throughout the country, are not designed to treat all drug-involved offenders. Drug courts focus on drug-dependent offenders who have not responded to existing treatment and correctional programs and have become repeaters within the correctional system. In Saginaw County, various agencies have been involved in the drug court planning process, including law enforcement and health officials. The goal is to increase the likelihood of success for high risk, high need offenders through early, continuous, and intense judicially supervised treatment. Mandatory random drug testing, community supervision, and use of various incentives and sanctions are part of the program. Procedures and practices for the program are based upon standards developed by the National Drug Court Institute. Based upon those standards, as well as funding limitations, admission to the program is selective. Thus participation is a privilege. Funding comes from several grants, including Governor Snyders Urban Drug Grant that focuses on crimes that have occurred in the City of Saginaw. The Saginaw County Drug Court team includes: Coordinator-Susan Smith, Case managersStephanie Anthony and Jennifer Kellerman, Pretrial Services specialist-Mary Amend, Probation Agents-Charles Green, Rick Riebshlieger, and Jonathon Brown, Defense attorney-Gena Amos, Assistant prosecutor-Barbara Meter, Sergeant Randy Pfau and Deputy Don Thom of the Sheriffs Department, Saginaws Acting Chief Brian Lipe, Health Department Director Of Substance Abuse Treatment & Prevention-Amy Murawski, along with both judges.

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In This Issue

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The ADVERTISING Club of New York Honors AT&Ts Charlene Lake And Esther Lee As 2012 Advertising Person(s) of the Year
New York - The ADVERTISING Club of New York recently honored Charlene Lake, SVP, Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, and Esther Lee, SVP, Brand Marketing, Advertising and Sponsorships, both of AT&T, as the 2012 Advertising Person(s) of the Year at a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Lake and Lee, two game changers in the industry, were recognized for their inspirational work on two important campaigns from AT&T: Aspire and It Can Wait. Through Aspire, AT&T has launched a 350 million dollar campaign to help more students graduate from high school, get ready for careers and college, and to help ensure that the U.S. is better prepared to meet global competition. AT&Ts It Can Wait campaign aims to educate all wireless users, especially teen drivers, on the risks of texting while driving. AT&T is committed to putting an end to this behavior through a message that is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. Club of New York. The Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a Proclamation from the City of New York stating October 1st as It Can Wait Day, encouraging all New Yorkers to take the pledge to never text and drive. Additionally, AT&T has generously offered an underwritten academic scholarship for two deserving New York City college students studying in the field of advertising, marketing and communications. The recipients will each receive a $5,000 scholarship under Lake and Lees names, and all net proceeds from the event were earmarked for the scholarships. Each year, The ADVERTISING Club of New York recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the advertising industry with the Advertising Person of the Year award and celebrates the recipient(s) at a reception. Established in 1959 by The American Advertising Federation, recipients are those active in furthering industry standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

L R Charlene Lake and Esther Lee Lake, whose Aspire campaign embraces creativity across cultures, and Lee, whose It Can Wait campaign inspires innovation for the greater good, are two executives illustrating how to leverage an organizations corporate social responsibility and its commitment to engage consumers and add depth to its brand. Were very pleased to acknowledge Charlene and Esthers work with the 2012 Advertising Person(s) of the Year award. Their leadership and vision behind these inspirational campaigns go beyond creativity in advertising and leave a long-lasting, positive impact on our community, proving the power of advertising in changing peoples lives for the better, said Gina Grillo, President and CEO of The ADVERTISING

Help with Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Text to Donate to American Red Cross, Salvation Army or American Humane Society
Helping communities affected by one of the worst hurricanes to hit the United States is as easy as texting from your AT&T mobile phone. AT&T wireless customers can make a $10 donation by texting to the following non- profit organizations: REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross STORM to 80888 to help the Salvation Army HUMANE to 80888 to give to the American Humane Society Customers who would like to contribute more can text up to five times for a total donation of $50.There are no fees for texting to donate, and customers will be charged via their monthly AT&T bill. AT&T donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the charities. Customers with prepaid wireless accounts who donate will see the charges deducted from their prepaid account balances. We continue to closely monitor our wireline and wireless networks, and are deploying personnel and equipment as soon as it is safe to do so. For more information on AT&T efforts related to Hurricane Sandy, visit www.att.com/aboutus. 1400 W. Genesee Saginaw, Michigan (989) 753-3475 www.themichiganbanner.com

November 1, 2012 FROM P 1, Your Energy, Your Power! income, you will understand why I am so adamant about more energy from non polluting sources like wind turbines and solar panels the sooner the better! As Michigan NAACP President Yvonne White so eloquently stated. It is past time to leave behind the importation and burning of dirty coal and embrace the clean, renewable and homegrown energy sources of the future. It will save the state money on health costs, and save our children from debilitating diseases like asthma. Lets give our environment, and our children a well-deserved break by way of Proposal 3.

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Re-elect LISA HALL & DON McANELLY Board of Education

During the past eight years, Lisa and Don have demonstrated SOUND DECISION MAKING focused on continuing to enhance our local educational system. Together, they believe in the following:


Lisa B. Hall
Community Development Manager

gives students options like advanced degrees and skilled trades training to create more opportunities for success. a commitment to SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT to ensure a safe and productive school climate. a dedication to FINANCIAL STABILITY that enhances the commitment invested in our children.

Don McAnelly, CPA

At least 270 electoral votes are required for a candidate to be declared president. If this number is not reached in the Electoral College, the House of Representatives elects the president. The 2008 presidential election was the first time in U.S. election history when two sitting senators ran against each other for president. From this election, Barack Obama became just the third sitting senator ever elected. Only two women have ever won the nomination of a major party in a U.S. presidential election: Geraldine Ferraro was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1984, and Sarah Palin was the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee.

Our Future...Our Community...Your Vote Working Together For Kids! Remember to Vote November 6th
Paid for by Committees to elect Lisa B. Hall, 215 Stoneham Rd. Saginaw, MI, 48638 and Don McAnelly, 5815 Shattuck, Saginaw, MI, 48603
Paid for by Committees to elect Lisa B. Hall, 215 Stoneham Rd. Saginaw, MI and Don McAnelly, 5815 Shattuck, Saginaw, MI


As a convenience to residents, a sample ballot is available at www.michigan.gov/vote for the November 6, Election Day.

Election Day
November 6, 2012

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By Mike Thompson For The Michigan Banner Ill be voting to re-elect President Obama on Nov. 6, but there are factors that give me pause: First of all, Im highly disappointed that we still have soldiers being killed and maimed in Afghanistan, while at the same time we slay innocent civilians, including children, with our drone missiles. For what purpose? Few of the Afghan victims are terrorists, much less terrorist leaders. I tell myself that overall I trust President Obama and that hes a good man and he must have his reasons, but I have not heard any sort of decent explanation. To me, he was right about Iraq and should have opposed the Afghanistan warfare for the same reasons. Second, even if Obama wins, his foes will continue to block him with Senate filibusters and all sorts of obstructive tactics. Maybe we need to let the far right-wingers have one more chance to fall on their faces, and thus resolve all the trickle-down myths once and for all, although it seems 2001 through 2008 should have sealed the deal. Third, and I must say this carefully and cautiously, but I continue to fear for Barack Obamas own life and limb. Any president or prominent politician is at risk, of course, but the utter hate for Obama -- much of it racebased -- will only intensify if he captures a

A Vote for President Obama, with Reservations

narrow victory. If he has another inauguration come January, lets hope he and Michelle dont get out of the limo and walk along the street. It scared the pants off me when they did so back in 09. Okay, that being said, heres why Im for Obama: Hes been generally right about health care, although I wish he had not been blocked from establishing a public option or ultimately a universal single-payer system. I cant believe when critics say they dont want a government takeover through Obamacare, but dont mess with their Medicare. I dont expect an everyday citizen to as well informed as myself, a lifelong journalist, but cmon. How can full-fledged grownup adults be so ignorant about basic facts and at the same time have the nerve to criticize todays education system? Hes been generally correct about the need for taxes, although I fail to comprehend how a family income of, say, $80,000 to $250,000 is middle class. I only wish Obama had talked more about restoring taxes, the old Clinton rates, rather than raising taxes. Again, some people are so dumb they claim Obama raised their taxes during his first term, when he actually lowered them. He is right about the need to rebuild infrastructure such as roads and bridges and sewer systems. In fact, this should be branded a necessity rather than a government jobs program because even if the economy were in full swing, full employment, the infrastructure work would still be needed. He is a calm, reasonable, professional person. In fact, he was blasted by liberals, his purported allies, in the first debate for being listless when I thought he was simply striving to be civil. I could also base my Obama support on the fact that Mitt Romney is such a blatant liar, but I try to not to build up my candidates by tearing apart the opposition. Among Romneys worst lies are to say Obama did an apology tour in the Middle East and that Obama tore apart the work requirement in the welfare system. All candidates stretch matters from time to time by in my four decades of following politics, Romney is the worse. In closing, conservatives who engineered all of this years voter suppression on bogus allegations of voter fraud should truly be ashamed. Sometimes things get so bad that we have to laugh in frustration to keep our sanity. On this particular topic, check out my favorite obscure comic by Google searching Larry Wilmore voter fraud.

Moolenaar Child Custody Bill OKd by Senate

LANSINGLegislation sponsored by Sen. John Moolenaar to prevent a parent in custody disputes from taking a child to a country not subject to the Hague Convention has been approved by the Michigan Senate. This legislation is about addressing the serious problem of international child abduction, said Moolenaar, R-Midland. While researching this issue, we found multiple cases in the 36th Senate District alone. The most famous of these instances is the heartbreaking tale of an Alpena mother

Measure to prevent cases like that made famous in Not Without My Daughter
that was chronicled in the book and movie, Not Without My Daughter. Three decades later, international child abduction remains a problem. Senate Bill 1000 would prohibit a SEE P 9, Child Custody Bill

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Michigan State Police Grants Award to Parishioners on Patrol and Buena Vista Township to Fight Youth Violence

and violence, but also, becoming a Recently, the Parishioners on connective component in helping Patrol Organization and Buena to establish, re-establish and foster Vista Township were awarded a positive and effective relationships $50,000 grant by the Michigan between the students of BV Townships State Police to reduce violence School District and Law Enforcement. and crime by the youth in the area. In addition, this grant will also integrate Pastor Camel, the Chief and utilize both officers of BVs Police Executive Officer of Parishioners on Patrol, stated, Parishioners Department and Troopers of Michigan State Police as an essential component on Patrol of Saginaw is thrilled of its, overall, effectiveness through about the opportunity to be of a the implementation of MSPs T-E-A-M greater service to our community BV Township Supervisor, Dwayne Parker announces the grant Program. Simply put . . . Parishioners through the awarding of the on Patrol is extremely overjoyed $50,000 Byrne Community Youth to Parishioners on Patrol Saginaw We look forward to joining forces about the innumerable doors to make a Initiative Grant. This is, indeed, a blessing to our organization, as a whole. And through with the Townships government officials, positive difference in this community that the this blessing, we are further blessed with and the School Districts newly-appointed awarding of the Byrne Grant opens for us! We the privilege to extend our outreach efforts Superintendent, Deborah Hunter-Harvill, are, indeed, ready to forge ahead and expect beyond the city limits of Saginaw, proper, into with a multi-faceted objective of not only nothing less than growth and success for the neighboring Buena Vista Charter Township. addressing the modern-day concerns of crime youth and residents of this community!


A.Philip Randolph Institute POB 1107 Saginaw, MI 48606 American Red Cross 1232 N. Michigan Saginaw, MI 48602 989-754-8181 Antique Toy & Firehouse Museum 3456 Patterson Rd. Bay City, MI 48706 1-888-888-1270 Boys & Girls Club of Bay County 300 Lafayette Ave. Bay City, MI 48706 989-892-6723 CAN Council Saginaw County 1311 N. Michigan Avenue Saginaw, MI 48602 (989) 752-7226 / fax (989) 752-2777 www.cancouncil.org Castle Museum of Saginaw County History 500 Federal Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607 Circle of Love 1809 Durand Ave. Saginaw, MI 48602 989-754-2377 Emmaus House of Saginaw 733 S. 15th Street Saginaw, MI 48601 989-755-7538 THE EZEKIEL PROJECT ezekielprojectnow@yahoo.com P.O. Box 3470 Saginaw, MI. 48605-3470 Phone: 989.755.1620 Fax: 989.755.4038 First Ward Community Center 1410 N. 12th Street Saginaw, MI 48601 989-753-0411 Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan 5470 Davis Rd. Saginaw, MI 48604 989-799-9565 Good Neighbors Mission 1318 Cherry Street Saginaw, MI 48601 989-399-9918 Health Delivery, Inc. 501 Lapeer Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607 989.759.6400 Houghton-Jones Task Force 1708 Johnson Street Saginaw, MI 989-752-1660 Michigan Banner Outreach 1400 W. Genesee Saginaw, MI 48602 989-714-2240 Nathan Weidner Childrens Advocacy Ctr. 715 N. Euclid Bay City, MI 989-671-1345 Operation Reach 119 S. Jefferson Avenue Saginaw, MI 989-754-4444 Restoration Community Outreach 1205 Norman Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 753-1886 / fax (989) 753-2880 Email: rcosag@yahoo.com Saginaw County Community Action Committee, Inc. 2824 Perkins Street Saginaw, MI 48601 989.753.7741 The Salvation Army 2030 N. Carolina Saginaw, MI 48602 989-793-8371 The Saginaw Community Foundation 100 S. Jefferson Ste. 201 Saginaw, MI 48607 989-755-0545 Women of Colors POB 5525 Saginaw, MI 48603 989-399-9275 or 989-737-9286

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The Final Debate

By Armstrong Williams

Opinions & Commentary

has lied to us about Benghazi; this is all in the public record. But Romney did not even mention it, never mind pressing him on it. Romney was presidential: he had a staggering number of statistics available off the top of his head. The President didnt have many of his own (any, actually, that I can recall), and couldnt challenge Romneys factual assertions. The Left seems exasperated at how often the two candidates agreed, and are criticizing Governor Romney for agreeing with the president, but they shouldnt feel that way. Foreign policy has never been a purely partisan issue. Even during the worst months of Vietnam or during the summer of 2007, there were hawkish Democrats and isolationist Republicans. There are ideological divides in foreign policy, but they do not cut evenly between the political parties. This is the one area in which we have not become polarized. To give just one example that demonstrates this, every president that has run for office on a peace platform has waged war: Wilson, Johnson, Nixon, and Obama. When youre president, things happen out in the world that you cannot control: the world outside is a lot more volatile than the world inside. Its a lot harder to be an ideologue in foreign policy than it is in writing checks to Solyndra. Moreover, Romneys confidence made Obama look all the more narcissistic. The President was, frankly, petulant. Obama attacked first, last, and most often. Almost every interruption was by him. He even seems to have caught himself over reaching, and broke out his million-watt smile when chastened by Romney for interrupting. Consider that the President said, like King Louis, this countryme. I knew what he was trying to say, but its particularly startling to hear the President say it while glaring across at Romney. So what is it that the Democrat-Media Complex wants from Governor Romney? Had he disagreed and carped at the President, he would be called partisan, an ideologue. The Governor demonstrated an open and rational mind, which was aided by his closing statements mention of bipartisanship. How ironic it is that President Hope-And-Change was on the attack, and Governor Romney cited an actual record of bipartisan leadership. Generally, a draw goes to the incumbent, butthe scientific snap polls not withstanding I think that this is a slight victory for Romney. He appeared presidential in front of the American people, unmediated by the media. It was a golden opportunity, and he took it. Armstrong Williams, a third-generation Republican, is a widely-syndicated columnist, CEO of the Graham Williams Group, and hosts the Armstrong Williams Show. He is the author of Reawakening Virtues.

During the final debate, we went into some foreign territory. The election is going to be about the economy and the size of government, not foreign policy, but the task of a presidentand, lets not forget, a governmentis most essentially to protect Americans. It is, at the most basic level, not as a manager or prophet or pop star, but as a commander-in-chief. And that was what the debate was: a clear view for all of the two prospective commanders-in-chief. While they are similar in many ways, there were some minor differences that might have major consequences in the future. As with the economy, the American people already know Obamas foreign policy. Weve lived through it for the past four years, and so it is to be expected that more focus has been put on Governor Romney. Romney kept the gloves on, and passed up numerous opportunities for attacks, but, to his credit, looked more reasonable; he looked calm, cool, and collected. Obama, on the other hand, looked the way he did in the second debate: irate. Romney treated the debate as a professional performance; the President seemed to take it personal. Lets face it: Romney had a lot of red meat that he could have thrown to his base. We know that the Obama Administration FROM P 7, Child Custody Bill Michigan court from allowing a parent in a child custody dispute to take a child to a country that is not a party to the Hague Convention unless both parents provide the court with written permission.

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an international treaty that was established to preserve whatever status quo child custody arrangement existed immediately before an

alleged wrongful removal or retention. The idea behind the Hague Convention is to allow a parent to seek recourse without traveling to the other country.

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Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Hosts WWII Memories

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum will be hosting the exhibition Memories of World War II, Photographs from the Archives of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS through January 19, 2013. The showing at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is part of a national tour that began in 2005 and is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition of 126 photographic reproductions and managed by Smith Kramer Fine Art from the Associated Press has traveled to more Services, an exhibition tour development than twenty museums and will continue to company in Kansas City, Missouri. Local historian Eric Jylha will speak about travel through 2013. The tour was developed the Great Lakes Bay Regions contributions to the war effort on Thursday, November 1, at 4 pm in Rhea Miller Recital Hall located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University. Both lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call (989) 9647125 or visit the Museums website at marshallfredericks.org Harlem YMCA Dance Robert Kradin, AP Staff/AP Archives New York City February 7, 1942 Courtesy of The Associated Press

Social Security Helps Veterans and Active Duty Military Everyday

By Cynthia W. Edwards Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Flint - November 11 is more than just a national holiday; Veterans Day is a time to honor the men and women who risk their lives to protect our freedom. We at Social Security ask you to join us in saluting the men and women of the armed forces. Be sure to say thank you to a veteran on this important day. For those who return home with injuries, it will be our turn to help them. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Securitys Wounded Warriors website. You can find it at www. socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. The Wounded Warriors website answers a number of commonly asked questions, and shares other useful information about disability benefits, including how veterans can receive expedited processing of disability claims. It is important to note that benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Even active duty military who continue to receive pay while in a hospital or on medical leave should consider applying for disability benefits if they are unable to work due to a disabling condition. Active duty status and receipt of military pay does not necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits. Receipt of military payments should never stop someone from applying for disability benefits from Social Security. A person cannot receive Social Security disability benefits while engaging in substantial work for pay or profit. However, the work activity is the controlling factor and not the amount of pay the person receives or military duty status. Learn more by visiting www. socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors. We at Social Security thank all veterans and members of the armed services for all that they do not only on Veterans Day, but every day of the year.

Riverside Saginaw Film Festival Films At Hoyt Library

The Public Libraries of Saginaw is proud to be a sponsor of the Sixth Annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival, November 8-11. This year the festival is

featuring independent, foreign, and short films as well as documentaries. Films will be shown on 6 screens at the Hoyt Library, Court Theater, Pit and Balcony

Community Theater, The Saginaw Club, and First Congregational Church. Visit www. riversidesaginawfilmfestival.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Business & Financial

Chasnis Selected 2012 Woman of the Year
Cheryl Chasnis was recently presented the Woman of the Year award by the National Association of Career Women-Saginaw Chapter. The award is given annually to a woman whose conduct exemplifies the highest standards, personally and professionally, while active in a full-time career. Chasnis is a Senior Manager with Andrews Hooper Pavlik, PLC where she specializes in the area of taxation for corporations, partnerships and individuals; she has been with the firm for 11 years. She is involved in NACW, first as Program Director and now as Public Relations Director. She has also been a board member for the American Red Cross and is a graduate of 1,000 Leaders Program. Cheryl Chasnis

1st State Bank Promotes Brown

1st State Bank recently announced the promotion of David E. Brown to the position of Business Lender. In Davids new role he will be helping businesses and their owners in the Great Lakes Bay Region with their banking needs. As a lifelong resident of Saginaw County, David has 14 years of bank experience, most recently he served as Senior Commercial Credit Analyst with 1st State Bank. David E. Brown David is an active member of the community. He is board member of Saginaw Economic Development Corporation, a volunteer for Junior Achievement, a board member of Victorious Believers Ministries Christian Education, and an Alumnus of Saginaw Valley African American Leadership Training Institute. Brown is a graduate of Bridgeport High School, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northwood University, Midland, Michigan.

Attention High School Students: Enter VFWs Voice of Democracy Competition You could win a $30,000 scholarship!
VFW has supported the education of the countrys most promising and talented students with impressive scholarships for more than 60 years. Now is the time to submit an audio-essay for VFWs Voice of Democracy scholarship competition, open to students in grades 9-12. This years theme: Is Our Constitution Still Relevant? The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipients American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000- $16,000, and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline to submit an entry to VFW Posts is November 1. Source: http://www.vfw.org

U.S. Small Business Administration 2013 Small Business Awards

SBAs Michigan District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2013 Small Business Awards. Winners will be honored at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on May 2, 2013. The Michigan Small Business Person of the Year will be in contention for the National Small Business Person of the Year award selected at the Small Business Week event in Washington, D.C. Visit http://www.sba.gov for the nomination information and submission requirements. 1400 W. Genesee Saginaw, Michigan (989) 753-3475 www.themichiganbanner.com

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Got the Business Owner Blues?

By Cal Talley President/CEO The Growth Coach Great Lakes Bay Region
YOUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOURCE From Renewable Energy and Advanced Manufacturing to Medical Technolgy and Professional Services, Saginaw Future Inc. (SFI) is in the business of generating new investment and job growth in Saginaw County, MI, USA. Established in 1992, Saginaw Future is a private, nonprot alliance of local businesses, the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce, the County and City of Saginaw, 14 local municipalities, labor organizations and local foundations. Our services are designed to aid existing businesses and those locating in Saginaw County. SFI can assist your company in limiting the cost of new investment by identifying and pursuing nancing and incentive packages. If you are looking for available industrial land or buildings, we can help assess your requirements and identify appropriate sites in Saginaw County. We prepare sites for industrial development like the shovel ready Great Lakes Tech Park! SFI can also help you understand and take advantage of government contracting opportunities. and help resolve issues that limit growth. We seek to build win-win opportunities for business and communities.

CONTACT US WITH YOUR PROJECT Saginaw Future Inc. 989-754-8222 info@SaginawFuture.com www.SaginawFuture.com

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. For many business owners, in as little as two to three years (and regardless of the level of financial success achieved), the entrepreneurial dream of freedom, independence and wealth has warped into a partial nightmare. The wish to be master of their destiny has degenerated into them being a slave to their business, their employees and their customers. The fire in their belly has been replaced by a growing uneasiness in their gut. Does this describe you at all? Habitually, many of you are still working too many hours, wearing too many hats, and handling too many things. As your business has grown, your fun and fulfillment have not. In fact, most of you suffer from the generalized feelings of anxiety, mental fatigue, and of being trapped in the business. For sake of simplicity, I have termed these feelings, the business owner blues. For years, you have deluded yourself. You kept telling yourself that one day you would get caught up, slow down, and have more free time to do other things. That the blues would eventually fade. In reality, the sixty to seventy hour workweeks continue. The stress continues. You cant even escape the business for a few relaxing, no-work days. You still scramble like a hyperactive squirrel preparing for a harsh winter. How did you get to this point? Odds are, you were a gifted technician (programmer, electrician, painter, landscaper, CPA, SEE P 13, Business Owner Blues?

Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Member

1000 businesses strong: Are YOU a member? Contact Susan@saginawchamber.org or 989 757-2112 for more information.

Carrie Garpiel, Account Manager 1253 S. Water, Saginaw, MI 48601 P: 989-753-3550 F: 989-753-3044 W: www.nagelshippers.com


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Terry Reed Sales Professional Used Cars

Phone (989) 667-2000 Ext 341 Direct (989) 460-0341 Fax (989) 667-0103 E-Mail terry.reed@labadieauto.com Website www.labadieauto.com
Celebrating 23 Years We do Weddings, church and group orders
FROM P 12, Business Owner blues? mechanic, chef, attorney, carpenter, salesperson, etc.) who caught the entrepreneurial bug several years ago and started, acquired or inherited a business one that mirrors your technical skills and experience. Now, as you try frantically to maintain control of your growing company, you are likely over-worked, overwhelmed and suffering from a full-blown case of the business owner blues. You feel like a prisoner to your business. As it grows, you work harder and become deeper enslaved. The work, the problems, and the company revolve around you. If you are honest, business ownership is probably quite different from what you expected and from what you have been prepared to handle. If not held in check, the very strengths that made you a successful technician (detail orientation, hands-on doer, technical expertise, day-to-day focus, etc.) can be real liabilities to you as a business owner. Technical expertise alone is never sufficient to build and manage a healthy and profitable business. You must provide the vision and leadership of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the order and systems of a Manager. You must get strategic to get free! You must learn to focus on the entire business, not merely the technical work of the business. You must elevate your mindset. Need a cure for the blues? Give me a call or email. C.Talley@ TheGrowthCoach.com, 989-401-6229.

Home of the $99 Suit

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The Story of Automotive Manufacturing in Saginaw

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Castle Museum

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Authors W. James Richardson 1356 Woodside Street Saginaw, MI 988-753-0233 www.wjamesrichardson.com Auto 2 Fresh Detail Kenny Jackson 300 N. Niagara Street Saginaw, MI 48602 989-239-7012 Labadie Olds 711 S. Euclid Bay City, MI 48706 Terry Reed Sales Professional 989-667-2000 Ext. 341 Direct 989-460-0341 Fax 989-667-0103 E-mail terry.reed@labadieauto.com Website www.labadieauto.com McDonald Pontiac-GMC, Inc. 5155 State Street Saginaw, MI 48603 Leon V. Washington Sales & Leasing Professional 989-790-5155 Leonwa1@yahoo.com Saginaw Valley Ford Lincoln Gil Johnson, President 4201 Bay Road Saginaw, MI 48603 989.792.1700 1.800.479.8651 Bakeries Lighthouse Bakery 285 S. Outer Drive Saginaw, MI 989-754-7088 Fax 989-754-7099 Banquet Facilities Rowan - West Facility 1400 W. Genesee Saginaw, Michigan 989-753-3475 Beauty Illusions Beauty Salon Valerie King Owner/Operator 1400 W. Genesee Street Saginaw, Michigan 989-755-2666/989-755-3883 LocAccents Tonita Lawson Sisterlocks Consultant 6327 Laurentian Ct. Flint, MI 48532 810-240-9665 www.Sisterlocks.com Reflection of U Too 2103 Sheridan Ave. Saginaw, Michigan 989-753-4600

Business Directory
Sports Barbershop 1400 W. Genesee Saginaw, Michigan 989-992-2600 Unique Cuts & Massage 1502 Court Street Saginaw, MI 48602 989-327-2338 Unique Cuts II 3125 E. Holland Saginaw, MI 48601 989-327-2338

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REALTORS Century 21 Rose Chandler, Realtor 5580 State Street, Suite 4 Saginaw, Michigan 48603 989.921.7000 office 989.921.7001 fax 989.753.5796 home office Rchandlerc21@aol.com 989.928.5501 cell Restaurants Brother Arthurs Fish & More 2522 E. Genesee Saginaw, MI 989-752-0200 Rite Spot 1205 Lapeer Saginaw, MI 48601 989-754-6001 Savoy Bar & Grill 127 S. Franklin Street Saginaw, MI 48607 989.754.9660 Retailers GREEKS R US 2203 E. Genesee Saginaw, MI 48601 989-755-4925 riggins52@charter.net Kennys Clothes 1400 W. Genesee Saginaw, MI 48602 989-753-4552 Cell 989-239-2732 championkenny@yahoo.com Shoe Repair Morgans Shoe Repair 308 Federal Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607 989-754-6155 Tailors Executive Tailoring Christopher E. Eddington Master Tailor 418 Court Street Saginaw, MI 48602 989-791-0037 chrissgnw@aol.com 24 hour service Tax Services Robert McDuffy Tax & Accounting Service/ERO e-file 2127 Ledyard Saginaw, MI 48601 Business - 989-443-0115 Fax 989-752-1467 rmcduffy@aol.com Transportation McFadden Charter Service, LLC Howard McFadden 1200 E. Moore Rd. Saginaw, Michigan 989-777-7038 / 989-751-1461 Howard bigmac@charter.net

Florists Erikas Flowers 214 Federal Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607 989-755-9330 www.erikasflowerssaginaw.com Food & Dining Spencers Route 46 Spence Dambro Proprietor 5530 Gratiot 989-793-3400 Saginaw, MI 48638 www.spencersfinefood.com Funeral Homes Deisler Funeral Home 2233 Hemmeter Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603 989.799.1151 Evans & Brownes Funeral Home 441 N. Jefferson Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607 989.754.0481 Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home 906 W. Flint Park Blvd. Flint, MI 48505 810.789.6666 Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, Inc. 268 N. Perry Street Pontiac, MI 48342 248.758.1913 Graphics/Digital TBF Graphics Digital 803 S. Washington Ave. Saginaw, Michigan 989-752-5540 TBFGRAPHICS.COM TBFDIGITAL.COM Heating and Cooling HORIZON Azola Williams 989-755-8650 Business 989-233-3295 Cell Photography Quality Photo 124 N. Michigan Saginaw, MI 48602 989-790-8130 Publications David Hall Crimiel Publications LLC POB 20061 Saginaw, Michigan 48602

Business Solutions The Growth Coach Cal Talley, Owner 293 Provincial Ct. #78 989-401-6229 C.Talley@The GrowthCoach.com www.The GrowthCoach.com Carrollton Public Schools Craig C. Douglas Superintendent P.O. Box 517 Carrollton, MI 48724 (989) 754-1475 Fax (989) 754-1470 Direct Dial (989) 399-8860 cdouglas@carrollton.k12.mi.us Cleaning Services Extreme Carpet & Upholstery William & Denise Murphy - Owners Commercial & Residential Janitorial Services 989-753-3335 Community Centers and Services First Ward Community Services 1410 N. 12th Street Saginaw, Michigan 989-753-0411 Dentists Jack W. Nash, DDS Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry 1320 S. Washington Ave. Saginaw, Michigan 48601 989-752-1200 Fashion Where Did U Get That Hat? Specialize in Custom Designs Sundays Best Yvonne Ellison/Milliner Phone 989-529-4193 E-mail: yeellison@aol.com Financial Saginaw Economic Development Corporation 1315 S. Washington Ave., Rm 207 Saginaw, MI 48601 989-759-1395

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By Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill Superintendent of Schools Buena Vista School District Guest Educational Journalist Greetings to the Michigan Banner Readers and Concerned Citizens: As past President of the National Alliance of Black School Educators and a crusader for educational equality, I join concerned Saginaw residents and ask, do we really believe ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN? If we do believe, we must own the phrase, Education is a Civil Right. We then as community stakeholders, must contact building principals, school superintendents, classroom teachers and ask how we can help. In Buena Vista, our students are striving to learn best instructional practices that will help them to move towards successful reading. As parents, we must require that our students display respectful, caring and productive behavior. Students must be willing to give learning all they can to receive what is rightfully their education. Accountability fits when we request that teachers give students the best instructional fanfare possible. Ancestors fought for all children to receive a quality education. Therefore, we ask you to join us as we launch our Literacy Volunteer Reading Program. This program will begin on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at the following participating schools: Henry Doerr Child Development Center, (Grades PK-3) Mrs. Cheek, Principal 989-755-5421 Phoenix Science and Technology Center, (Grades 4th-8th)

Sowing Seeds of EducationGrowing Tomorrows Leaders

Mrs. Noble, Principal 989-753-6438 Buena Vista High School, (Grades 9th-12th) Mrs. Sanford, Principal 989-754-1493 Please contact Brittanny Anderson at 989.755.2184 x1027 or andersonb@bvsd.us to receive free fingerprinting services. Receive an assignment to share reading strategies once or twice a month with students. The greatest gift is to know that you introduced new words that students may never have known if you had not reached out to them. We Need You in Buena Vista; come help us teach our students to read. Help us become the, Comeback School District HOMECOMING: Buena Vista Knights are on the move! Buena Vista High School has completed its festivities for the annual Homecoming Game on October 12, 2012, with many exciting festivities. The students participated in a new event called Deck the Halls. Students from each class decorated a hallway to commemorate a certain decade. The seniors led with a blast from the past-The 70s and we brought it up to The 00s with the incoming freshman! Spirit Week led us into Homecoming, on Thursday October 11, was our Coronation Ceremony for the homecoming court. The participants in this years Court were: Freshmen- Derrick Jones and DAirricka McKinney; Sophomores- Gabriel Parks and Briona McKenzie; JuniorsDavid Garza, Shaqwenyha Curry, Vanessa Stacy and Tyshia Gilyard; and Seniors- Tyrell Bridgewater, Demario Thomas, Lourenzo

Caldwell, Clifford Wicker, Jazzminn McKenzie, Natriona Moore, Kiana Jenkins and Carlena Lawrence. On game day, the parade led by our Homecoming Court with the homecoming game commencing at 7 p.m. and the homecoming dance followed the game. Come and check out all of the new things we have going at the high school, we are on the move! The Election Process: We advocate and believe in Voting for Leadership. We have asked our students to get engaged in the process. First, we have approximately eighteen students that are 18 years old and are registered and will become first time voters. Can you recall how you felt after you registered for the first time and were then allowed to vote? Our students are excited and will vote at their neighborhood voting sites. In addition, our entire district will be asked to partake in a District Wide Voting Day where they will engage in a mock election for the Presidential Debate on November 6, 2012. They will vote for the President of the United States as well as the Buena Vista School Board Members. Currently, there are five candidates, four of which are current Board Members. The current board members that are running for re-election would be Rhonda Burton, Barbara Ann-Weigandt, Frances Hayes and Mary Haynie. Beverley Ford is also running for the Board of Education. Students will be interested in knowing who becomes their school board members. Each School has a STUDENT COUNCIL and SEE P 16, Sowing Seeds of Education

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Education Issues
By Dr. Craig Douglas Superintendent of Schools Carrollton School District Guest Educational Journalist On October 27, I was invited to give a speech at the fall meeting of the Ezekiel Project. Ezekiel has been around more than a decade and is centered upon the improvement of living conditions for citizens living in the Saginaw region. It was an honor to be invited to address the assembly of several hundred area leaders on the topic, Education Issues. Here are excerpts from my talk. I hope you like what I had to say, and feel free to follow up with me about any of the points I am making. I am 60 years old, have been in education for 38 years. (I am) married to my wife, Joan, who joins me here today. I started out teaching math and coaching in Chesaning..... Came to Carrollton in 1995 and have been FROM P 15, Sowing Seeds of Education Leadership has been selected by the student body. So, we too await the results. Superintendent Dialogue Session: You are invited to meet with me on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, for our first Superintendent Dialogue Session. The district will host a Live Chat through MLive. Please be sure to check out the live chat link on the Buena Vista School District Facebook page or the MLive website. Live chat will begin at 10:00 a.m. Then, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the public is invited to attend the Face-to-Face Dialogue Session at the Buena Vista High School Library- 3945 Holland Road. We will discuss many aspects of a successful school district including the 90 Day Success Plan, educational concerns, teacher concerns, strategic planning, district data, instructional practices, parent involvement, senior class important dates, district stability and sustainability, special education, achievement, quality education, Buena Vista Literacy Corp Initiative, etc. Hope to see you there! Email Dr. Harvill at dharvil@bvsd.us or stop by the Buena Vista Board/Administration Office at 705 North Towerline, Saginaw, MI 48601 Randy L. Jackson-President, Tionna T. Watkins-Vice President, Rhonda L. BurtonSecretary, Fredia Wicks- Treasurer, Frances L. Hayes-Trustee, Mary Haynie-Trustee, Barbara Amon-Weigandt, Trustee here ever since. I love Carrollton...For a moment; imagine the best teacher you ever had in class. Was it in Elementary? Middle or High school? How were you helped? How different would you be today had it not been for that teacher? Go back in time, sit in the same seat! Lets say your class takes the MEAP test. Lets say you did NOT so well. You may be asked, What went wrong? Did you try? Those questions came at YOU, the Student; because you took the test and you were held accountable. Today? Well, not so much...Those questions come at your teacherWhy was this SCORE so low? And the Principalwhy were your building scores so low? Fair? It doesnt matter. It is the way it is! My wife and I have visited schools in China and India. Contrary to popular belief, the schools in China and India are NOT better than our schools. The teaching is not better, nor are the facilities. In fact, in Carrollton we have hosted guest teachers from China and they have struggled to KEEP UP with us. The number of classes....The number of students... (All was) Overwhelming! Now think again about the best teacher you ever had. Your MEAP scores were lowWould you want to replace him/her? Want to blame that teacher if the test scores are too low? I call for all of us to stop blaming. Blame does not help anyone. Instead I call upon all of us to search for common solutions. Support each other. Help each other. Create communities that trust each other and help each other. Best wishes to you. You may contact Superintendent Craig Douglas at 989.399.8860, or 989.239.0675.

Sacramento, CA. - e.Republics Center for Digital Education recently announced the results and winners of the eighth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey. In the large colleges category 10,000 students or more, Delta placed 7th of the 10 entries in the category. Colleges from 26 states across the U.S. participated in the 2012 Digital Community Colleges Survey. This survey gives great insight into the nations Community Colleges efforts to advance services to students through new technologies, says Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of e.Republic. The winners in these categories have increased the number of computers and kiosks, automated labor-intensive processes, improved student portals and increased student online services and more. Congratulations!

Delta College Winner of 2012 Digital Community College Award

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History of Native American Heritage Month American Indian Heritage Month

Native American Heritage month began its battle for recognition in the early 1900s. It was first initialized by the director of Museum and Arts and Sciences in Rochester by the name of Dr. Arthur C. Parker. This man born a Seneca Indian persuaded the fledgling Boy Scouts of America organization to reserve one day of the year for First Americans. This however was not to last as this day of recognition only carried on for 3 years. The Boy Scouts did however continue to use Indian lore and customs in its teachings. There were various lobbying attempts at a monthly recognition including Red Fox James who acquired 24 state approvals for a nation Indian Day and later to petition for United States citizenship for all Native Americans. Citizenship was eventually granted in1924 under the Indian Citizen Act enabling all American born Indians full United States citizenship. The next stage in creating Native American recognition came at the hands of State governments. The First American Indian Day was the Second Saturday in May of 1916 in New York. In the following years states like Illinois, North Dakota, and Massachusetts made their own Indian Recognition Days. In 1968, California Governor Ronald Reagan made the fourth Friday in September an official State holiday for Indian recognition. Finally in March 1992 President George H.W. Bush created Proclamation 6407 announcing 1992 as the Year of the American Indian. From then on every November since 1992 has been Native American Heritage Month. Events for Native American Heritage Month at Central Michigan University include: Environmental Awareness Day 2012 Thursday, November 1, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bovee UC CID 108 Indigenous ft. Mato Nanjii Tuesday, November 6, at 7 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium Free & Open to the Public Soup & Substance Thursday, November 8, at 12 p.m. in the Bovee UC Terrace Rooms Free & Open to the Public The Great Hurt- Readers Theatre Friday, November 9, at 5:30 p.m. in Anspach 161 Free & Open to the Public Food Taster & Dance Demonstration Monday, November 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bovee UC Rotunda Admission: $3.00 Students/ $5.00 Public Two Spirits Documentary and Discussion Thursday, November 15, at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. in the Bovee UC Auditorium Free & Open to the Public Keynote Speaker: Former NFL player, Levi Horn Tuesday, November 20, at 7 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium Free & Open to the Public The Fallen Feather Documentary & Discussion Wednesday, November 28, at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. in the Bovee UC Auditorium Free & Open to the Public November 1-30 the Center for Inclusion and Diversity will have the exhibit Indigital presented by the Ziibiwing Center Teaching & Craft Workshops are available upon request in Residential Halls For more information please contact the Office of Native American Programs at (989)774-2508 nap@cmich.edu, or visit us in Bovee UC 110. The events are sponsored in part by American Indian Science and Engineering Society, CMU Athletics, CMU Program Board, College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, LGBTQ Services, North American Indigenous Student Organization, Office of Institutional Diversity, Residence Life, Student Budget Allocation Committee, Office of Native American Programs, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Behavioral Health, and the Ziibiwing Center


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Better Choices, Better Medicine, Better Healing

Dr. Nashs Dental Corner
Dr. Jack Nash has been practicing dentistry for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Delta College and is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry and a graduate of the prestigious Council on Innovative Dentistry. To ask Dr. Nash dental questions write to him at: Dr. Jack W. Nash, POB 1442, Saginaw, MI 48607, or email him at Drjacknash@aol.com. All opinions discussed in these articles are those of Dr. Nash; treatment options should be discussed with an individuals personal dentist. Dear Dr. Nash, When I was a teenager I had braces (orthodontic treatment). I was under treatment for about 18 months and I looked great when I got my braces taken off. I had that Million Dollar Smile. Everything was fine until I went away to college and was on my own. Trying to hit the books and keep my grades up, I neglected my teeth and now I realize that my retainer does not fit anymore, and between a couple of my teeth the spaces are appearing again. I want to get that smile back that I had right after I had my braces taken off. Why did my spaces (gaps) come back again? I thought that my orthodontic treatment was good for a lifetime. Eddie Dear Eddie: I want to commend you for going to college so that you could do better for yourself, but the first couple of years of college can be very stressful. I see a lot of first and second year college students in my office and many complain about the same problem because, just like you, they did not wear their retainers when they went off to college. They know now like you that after wearing braces there is no guarantee your teeth will not try to move. It is hard to keep your grades up, adjust to all of the social influences of being away from home for the first time and also remember to wear your retainer. Also, many college students get stressed and start to grind their teeth which may cause some movement of teeth and combined with not wearing the retainer.well, the retainer was made so that your teeth do not revert to the position they were in before you had braces. If the retainer is not worn for a couple of weeks -- or even days -- it may never fit again, and youll have a problem if you want to keep that same smile you had when you got the braces off. The first thing I would do is to contact the orthodontist that provided your braces treatment. If you are out of state, call your orthodontist for a referral to someone nearer to your school campus. If your teeth have not moved out of position too far, some minor adjustments or a different type of retainer may be all that is needed to get your smile back. However, if you have not worn your retainer for a very long time, you may have to have your braces put back on in order to get your teeth back into proper position. Having braces done over again is certainly not unheard of. Ive had several patients in my office that had to have their orthodontic treatment done all over again because they did not wear their retainers. We have to remember that if you can move a tooth from one place to another then that same tooth can move back to the position it was in originally. Retainers are called retainers for a reason; they are made to retain a tooth in position. Hopefully in your situation some minor tooth movement will get you back to that Million Dollar Smile and you wont have to get your treatment done all over again. Stay well my friend....Dr. Nash Good health and good promise, Dr. Jack W. Nash, 1320 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw, Michigan 48601-2591 Office 989.752.1200 Fax 989.752.2481

Legal and Probate Issues Meeting Concerning the Elderly

The Quality of Life Support Ministry continues its monthly meetings on Thursday, November 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 721 Johnson Street, in Saginaw. This month will feature, Norman Harrison, Certified Elder Lawyer Attorney. Topic: Legal and Probate Issues: with emphasis on; Living Wills, Trust, guardianship and other legal issues. He will also give an update on changes in the Michigan Laws which affects the elderly and disabled. Attendees are encouraged to bring your legal questions to this meeting. For more information call 989-777-4861

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Independence. Dignity. Quality of Life.


A Dedicated Non-Medical Home Care Agency

The ComForcare Mission To improve the quality of life and level of independence for every client and family receiving our services. We focus on four initiatives that are critical to the well-being of seniors: Fall Prevention Medication Adherence Chronic Disease Management Transition of Care

Wilbert J. Smith and Alois B. Smith Owner/Operators

Contact us today to learn more about our Quality Care Guarantee! 320 S. Washington Avenue Suite 202 Saginaw, MI 48607 989-752-5501 989-752-5503 FAX Email: mbsmichigan@comforcare.com Website: www.mbsmichigan.comforcare.com

Mobile Medical Response, Inc., (MMR) provides emergency and nonemergency services to 11 Counties throughout the State of Michigan. Services include; ambulance and wheelchair transportation, emergency medical management contracts, state-of-the-art medical dispatch capabilities through the MMR MEDCOM Dispatch Center, and two high-tech maintenance centers staffed with master mechanics and technicians that successfully keep MMR vehicles in premium condition 24/7. MMR Programs MMRs programs are approved by the Michigan Department of Education and meet or exceed DOT standards. Annually, our Educational Services Department instructs more than 1,500 people. MMR centrally locates our training programs within ten county service areas. Programs are offered in the cities of Saginaw, Vassar, Grayling, and Mt. Pleasant and in other areas when the need is identified. Upon successful completion of the programs, students are eligible to take the National Registry examination. For additional information, call 800.232.5216. MMRs programs are approved by the Michigan Department of Education and meet or exceed DOT standards.

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The story of a child with Severe Emotional Disturbance is too often one of tragedy. With the right help and the right team, it can be one of triumph. We maximize results to give more family stories a happy ending.


Contact Wardene Talley


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Saginaw System of Care Improves Outcome for Our Youth

System of Care (SOC) is an approach for improving outcomes for youth with severe emotional disorders and their families by expanding the availability and access to individualized, culturally competent, and family-driven services and supports. DID YOU KNOW: Mental illnesses are serious medical illnesses. They cannot be overcome through will power and are not related to a persons character or intelligence. Mental illness falls along a continuum of severity. Even though mental illness is widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportionabout 6 percent, or 1 in 17 Americanswho live with a serious mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that One in four adults-approximately 57.7 million Americans-experience a mental health disorder in a given year The U.S. Surgeon General reports that 10 percent of children and adolescents in the United States suffer from serious emotional and mental disorders that cause significant functional impairment in their day-to-day lives at home, in school and with peers. The World Health Organization has reported that four of the 10 leading causes of disability in the US and other developed countries are mental disorders. By 2020, Major Depressive illness will be the leading cause of disability in the world for women and children. Mental illness usually strike individuals in the prime of their lives, often during adolescence and young adulthood. All ages are susceptible, but the young and the old are especially vulnerable. Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering: unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide and wasted lives; The economic cost of untreated mental illness is more than 100 billion dollars each year in the United States. The best treatments for serious mental illnesses today are highly effective; between 70 and 90 percent of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments and supports. With appropriate effective medication and a wide range of services tailored to their needs, most people who live with serious mental illnesses can significantly reduce the impact of their illness and find a satisfying measure of achievement and independence. A key concept is to develop expertise in developing strategies to manage the illness process. Early identification and treatment is of vital importance; By ensuring access to the treatment and recovery supports that are proven effective, recovery is accelerated and the further harm related to the course of illness is minimized. Stigma erodes confidence that mental disorders are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma and a now unwarranted sense of hopelessness to erect attitudinal, structural and financial barriers to effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take these barriers down. For additional information concerning the Saginaw System of Care Approach for youth, contact Wardene Talley at 989-754-2288.

SVSU Named Best Business School by Princeton Review

Saginaw Valley State University was named an outstanding business school in The Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition, a publication from The Princeton Review. Were pleased to see our MBA program recognized this way, particularly because the ranking is based on what our students have to say about the quality of their education here, said Jill Wetmore, dean of the College of Business and Management. The review, published by Random House and released Oct. 9, includes annual rankings based on student surveys. More than 19,000 opinions were taken into account from students who attend the best 296 attributed MBA programs in the world. Robert Franek, senior vice president for Princeton Review said, We consider Saginaw Valley State University one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book - 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international - based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. The Princeton Review is distinguished for its respected college rankings in many classifications based on how students rate their schools. It doesnt rank the schools from 1 to 296, nor does it name one business school the best overall. The Review has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in several categories by giving students an 80-question survey. The survey asked students to rate multiple characteristics of their schools containing questions on their professors and fellow classmates. Some rankings are based on data that was reported by the schools.

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Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15, by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide the resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully. To learn about the available tools, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. Source: www.cancer.org

November is COPD Awareness Month

Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD, the third leading cause of death in the United States. Its a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, while an estimated 12 million more have it, but have not been diagnosed. COPD, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a lung disease characterized by an obstruction to airflow that interferes with normal breathing and over time makes it very difficult to breathe. COPD is not curable; however it is preventable, and can be treated and managed effectively, particularly when the disease is diagnosed early. People at risk of COPD, especially current and former smokers with COPD symptoms, should consult their physicians about a spirometry test in order to diagnose the disease as early as possible and begin treatment. The primary cause of COPD is the inhalation of cigarette smoke. Other causes include exposure to occupational dust particles and chemicals, as well as a rare genetic mutation called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. The American Lung Association has helped provide information and support to people with lung diseases, for over a century. Every day, and especially during COPD Awareness Month, we need to reach out to those at risk and urge them to get tested. If you are a current or former smoker and/or have any symptoms of COPD, get tested as soon as possible. Luckily, the test, called spirometry, is simple and quick. If someone you love is a current or former smoker with symptoms, urge them to get tested too. Signs and symptoms of COPD include: Constant coughing, sometimes called smokers cough Shortness of breath while doing everyday activities Keep Our Athletes Safe! Producing a lot of sputum (also called phlegm or mucus) Feeling like you cant breathe or take a deep breath Wheezing Once Diagnosed: If youre a smoker quit now! Take any medicine youre prescribed exactly as instructed. If you are having problems, talk with your healthcare provider about possible solutions. Get active! Keep as physically fit as possible and discuss pulmonary rehabilitation with your physician. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you rebuild strength and reduce shortness of breath. Educate yourself. The Lung Association has a wealth of information and resources to help you better understand your lungs and COPD. Get Support. Controlling COPD is easier as a team effort. Ask for and get support from those who love you. Source: www.lung.org

Attend Covenant Center for the Heart special dinner and presentation on Monday November 5, at 5400 Mackinaw, Saginaw, in the Lower Level Conference Rm., at 5:30 p.m. 7:30 pm. Call 1.866.268.3626 for additional information.

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Bay City
Second Baptist Church Pastor Seth Doyle 1770 W. Youngs Ditch Rd. Bay City, MI (989) 893-3937

World Outreach Campus of Greater Coleman Temple Ministries Supt. H.J. Coleman Jr. 2405 Bay Rd. Saginaw, MI 48602 (989) 752-7957 Corinthian Baptist Church Pastor Roy L. Manning 104 S. 10th St. Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 754-1820 Faith Harvest Church Bishop Ronald E. Chipp Faith Harvest Church 1734 N. Mason Saginaw, MI 48602 (989) 799-4200 Website: www.faithharvestministry.org E-mail: office@faithharvestministry.org Greater Freewill Missionary Baptist Church Pastor James E. Speed 615 Irving Park Ave. Saginaw, Michigan 48601 (989) 753-1713 (989) 755-3133 Email: greaterfreewill@att.net Greater Williams Temple Bishop H.J. Williams 608 Remington Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 755-5291 Jacobs Ladder Pastor Dempsey Allen 1926 Fairfield Street Saginaw, MI 48602 989-799-6601 Life In Christ Ministries Pastor Dennis Cotton, Sr. 2915 S. Washington Ave. Saginaw, MI 48601 989-752-2837 LifeInChristMinistries07@gmail.com Messiah Missionary Baptist Church 2615 Williamson Road Saginaw, MI 48601 Pastor Otis Washington Phone: 989-777-2636 Fax: 989-777-2640 Email: Messiahmbc@att.net Website: www.Messiahsag.org

St. Stephens Community Church Reverend Herman Haller 1007 Kimberly Drive Lansing, MI 48912 (517) 484-2180

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Pastor Marvin T. Smith 1114 N. 6th Street Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 752-8064 New Beginnings Life Changing Ministries Pastor Otis Dickens 2312 S. Washington Ave. Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 755-3650 New Birth Missionary Baptist Pastor Larry D. Camel 1418 S. Warren Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 755-6604 New Covenant Christian Center Pastor Ron Frierson 523 Hayden Saginaw, MI 752-8485 New Faith Temple COGIC Elder Charles H. Coleman 2118 Burt Street Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 752-3880 New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Floyd A. Logan 1721 Tuscola Street Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 753-7600 Email: NewHope1721@yahoo.com New Life Baptist Church Pastor Rufus Bradley 1401 Janes St. Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 753-1151 New Mt. Calvary Baptist Pastor Robert Donald 3610 Russell Street Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 754-0801 Ninth Street Community Church Pastor William L. Scott, Jr. Assistant Pastor Rex Jones 1118 N. 9th Street Saginaw, MI 48601 989-752-7366

St. Paul Baptist Pastor Vincent D. McMillon 120 N. 15th St. Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 752-5023 Saginaw Valley Community Pastor Richard Sayad 3660 Hermansau Saginaw, MI 48603 (989) 752-4769

St. John Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor James E. Hodge 1309 North 6th Street Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 753-2188 (989)714-7678

Bethel AME Church Pastor P. David Saunders 535 Cathay St. Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 755-7011

St. Lukes CME Pastor Charles Braddock 1121 Tuscola Saginaw, MI 48607 (989) 755-0351

Bethlehem Baptist Church Pastor Ernest W. Bothuel 3309 Bundy Street Saginaw, MI 48601 989-752-5866
Bread of Life Harvest Center Senior Pastor Rodney J. McTaggart 3726 Fortune Blvd. Saginaw, MI 48603 (989) 790-7933 Christ Disciples Baptist Pastor Eddie Benson 3317 Lapeer Street Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 754-2444 Christ Fellowship MBC Pastor Robert Davis 818 N. Washington Ave. Saginaw, MI 48601 (989) 754-4435 Church of Christ Minister James Sanderson 1325 N. Center Road Saginaw, MI 48638 (989) 790-2707

Transforming Life Ministries

Pastor William Brown 3024 South Washington Avenue Saginaw, MI 48601-4353 (989) 754-9573

Truevine Baptist Church

Pastor Paul E. Broaddus 2930 Janes Street Saginaw, MI 48601 989-752-0751

Rev. Christopher V. Pryor 624 S. Outer Dr. Saginaw, MI (989) 755-7692

Victorious Believers Ministries Church

Wolverine Baptist State Convention

615 S. Jefferson Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607

Zion Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Rodrick Smith 721 Johnson Saginaw, MI 48607 (989) 754-9621

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Saginaw Valley Community Church 3660 Hermansau Dr. Sunday 10 a.m. ~ Morning Worship Saginaw, MI 48603
6 p.m. ~ Celebrate Recovery 6:30 p. m. ~ Young Adults Life Group Bible Study/Worship Monday 7 p. m ~ Womens Life Group Tuesday (2nd & 4th) 10 a.m. 3 p.m. ~ Heavens Manna Food Distribution 7 a.m. ~ Mens Life Group 6:30 p.m ~ Prayer Night 10 a.m. & 7 p.m ~ Healing Rooms Wednesday 6:30 p.m ~ Equipping Classes, all ages Thursday 1 p. m & 6:30 p .m ~ Healing Rooms Saturday 6 p.m. ~ Youth Worship

Christ Disciple Baptist Church 3317 Lapeer Street, Saginaw, Michigan 989-754-2444

Christian Education 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Mens Meeting held every second Saturday of the month

Pastor Dempsey Allen

Jacobs Ladder Ministries 1926 Fairfield Street Saginaw, MI 48602 989.799.6601 www.jacobsladdersaginaw.org Sunday Morning Worship - 11:15 a.m.
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Pastor Larry D. Camel and 1st Lady Shirley Camel

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

1418 S. Warren Avenue Saginaw, MI 48601 989-755-6604 Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 Worship Service
Pastor P. David Saunders

Bethel A. M. E. Church 535 Cathay Street Saginaw, MI (989) 755-7011 ext. 221

Concert Musical Play of the Century

Victorious Believers Ministry
Elder Christopher V. Pryor, Pastor 624 South Outer Drive Saginaw, MI 48601 Friday - November 9, - 7 p.m. Tickets $ 10 in Advance Day of Concert - $15.00 Guest Recording Artists Evangelist Gwen Goodman and Evelyn Turrentine-Agee God Did It Play Visionaries Pastor & First Lady E. W. Bothuel Producer Former Mayor Wilmer Ham-McZee and Deacon Curtis McZee Assistant Producer Former Mayor Gary L. Loster

Official Ceremony to Appoint Newly-Elected Evangelist Wilmer Ham McZee 810 Cathay Street Saginaw, MI 48601 Sunday, November 11 7 p.m. Officiant Pastor T.J. London This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!

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Sun Mon Tue Wed November 15th is Great American Smokeout

November 15th is Great American Smokeout

Donuts Cookies Cakes Pies

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Vendors from New York, Flint, Saginaw, and the surrounding Great Lakes Bay Region just in time for your holiday shopping and other free fun activities!

Vendors VVVV


Buena Vista Community Center 1940 S. Outer Drive Saginaw, MI 48601 Saturday, December 8, 2012 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Items

$25.00 or

Belts Candles Clothes Gadgets Jewelry Purses Shoes Stainless Steel and more!

Contact Tina Sessions for additional vendor information - 989-754-6536, ext. 2321
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i am

a runner and go-getter

For Lauren Little, its all about making connections. The rhetoric and professional writing major spends her summers volunteering and works during the school year giving tours as a Club Red ambassador and an Orientation Leader. A students mom came up to me years after she took a campus tour, and she wanted to say hi, Lauren said. Thats the kind of connection I want to make. Lauren hopes to go on to pursue a masters degree in Chicago and eventually to run her own public relations firm. Waking every day at 5:30 a.m., Lauren organizes her life around running, but ask her, and shell tell you that learning is the top priority. Education is my all, and SVSU is truly home for me; it makes it that much easier for me to love what I do every day. I simply love everything it has to offer the campus life and all the opportunities for growth.

Prospective or transfer students can check out SVSU by taking a campus tour and meeting with an admissions representative. Call (989) 964-4200 or email admissions@svsu.edu.

Visit us online at svsu.edu

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