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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


$4.00 gas rumors false, says state AG
August 8, 2006

Rumors circulating around Michigan about gas stations charging $4 a gallon for gas are false, according to Attorney General Mike Coxs office. At least one Lansing-area radio station was reporting that there was at least one station charging more than $4 for regular unleaded. There were separate reports that the station was in Lansing or Jackson.We are very aware of the rumor of $4-plus gas, said Nate Bailey, a spokesman for Cox. We are constantly monitoring prices across the state and have found no evidence of $4 gasoline. But we encourage anyone to call us if they see stations charging $4 or if they feel they are being gouged at the pump.

Consumer-operated websites like http://www.michigangasprices.com/ do have entries for gasoline as high as $4.45 a gallon in the Bear Lake area. But those prices cannot be independently confirmed.Bailey said Michiganders can call the AGs consumer protection division at 877-765-8388 or go online to www.michigan.gov/ag. Gov. Jennifer Granholms office also has an online contact to report suspected gouging at www.michigan.gov/mda. Residents can then click on the Consumer Information box and enter Michigans Gasoline Corner.Pump prices in Michigan are averaging $3.10 a gallon. The national average is $3.04, according to Heathrow, Fla.-based AAA. Contact ALEJANDRO BODIPO-MEMBA at 313-222-5008 or abodipo@freepress.com.

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