2018-08-09 / Front Page

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Walk for Prevention set for next weekend in marina

MANISTIQUE – It’s time once again to dust off those walking shoes – the third annual Schoolcraft County Walk for Prevention is set for Aug. 18. The event, a 5K, will take place at the Manistique Marina.

Funds raised at the Walk for Prevention will stay in Schoolcraft County and support prevention efforts related to domestic violence, sexual assault, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide. The event is organized by the Schoolcraft County Community Prevention Committee, including staff from Schoolcraft County Communities That Care, Tri-County Safe Harbor, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, the Sault Tribe Advocacy Resource Center, and the American Legion.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with an opening ceremony and walk at 10 a.m. The walk leaves from the Manistique Marina and travels along the boardwalk. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the prevention services available in Schoolcraft County and will be eligible for prizes.

The walk will be followed by a silent auction and other family activities. Water will be provided along the walk.

Registration is $20 per person. Family rates are available for $10 per child with two paid adults. Pledge forms are available. Participants able to collect $50 in pledges will receive free registration and an additional entry in the drawing for the door prize.

Forms are available on the Schoolcraft County Community Prevention Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ PreventionGroup49854/ – or at Great Lakes Recovery, the Tribal Health Center/ACFS, Tri-County Safe Harbor, or Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

Attorney general warns businesses of new scam with tax applications

LANSING – The Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning Michigan business owners of a potential sales tax application scam.

An online company called Sales Tax Application Organization claims that business owners can apply for a license to collect state sales tax through a portal on its website. The company charges a fee and asks for personal information. However, in Michigan this can be done through the state, for free, in as little as seven days.

Residents should check with the State Department of Treasury to find the correct way to register to collect sales tax in Michigan.

Manistique Library to close for August cleaning

MANISTIQUE – Manistique School and Public Library will be closed Aug. 17 for cleaning.

The library will resume regular summer hours once again beginning Aug. 20.

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