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November 25, 2013

Northern Notes: Carrier goes 'above and beyond'

Jeanne Redfern of Traverse City called recently to thank her Record-Eagle carrier, James Lockard, for going above and beyond his job to help her and her husband, Russell.

During the night, Jeanne didn’t hear Russell, who has Parkinson’s disease, get up and attempt to leave the house. Even though he used the front door, which has a railing, he fell.

Before going to bed, Jeanne had asked Russell what he was going to do if he got up and he told her “wake you up.”

“He lied,” Jeanne said.

Jeanne doesn’t know when James came by, but he saw her husband and called for help. Around 4 a.m., the EMS driver woke Jeanne up and told her Russell was outside. Luckily, he didn’t break anything, just suffered some scrapes and bruises.

“James deserves special recognition for going above and beyond to help us,” Jeanne said. “We really appreciate what he did.”

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The Kingsley Lions Club is collecting hats, mittens and socks through Sunday, Dec. 1, to help keep community children warm this winter.

Donations may be dropped off during business hours at the Rock of Kingsley, the Kingsley Library, Forest Area Credit Union, Mayfield Store, Brookside Veterinary Clinic, the Kingsley Village Office and Kingsley Physical Therapy.

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Rico’s Cafe & Pizzeria in Grawn traditionally offers free meals on Veterans Day each year to honor area veterans for their service to the United States.

Walt Hundley and Jack Cole, both veterans of the U.S. Air Force, wrote to thank Rick and all the employees at Rico’s for making all area veterans feel more than welcome on Veteran’s Day.

“What a nice bunch of people,” Walt and Jack wrote. “They all have definitely gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

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Winners in the Quota International of Traverse City’s Festival of Cakes, which was held Nov. 3, have been announced.

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