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#33 Leah Abla

Honorable Mention All-American and Three Time First Team All-State.  Attended University of Dayton.  Only Manistee Player to have her Number Retired.

Career Statistics:
Team Record 64-11 85.3% 27-3 in NCC Play
Three NCC Championships, Three District Championships, Two Regional Championships, Two Final-Fours
Three Year Letter Winner – 1978, 79 & 80
75 games/74 starts
Points – 1305 pts/17.4 ppg
Rebounds – 352 reb/4.7 rpg
Assists – 346 ast/4.6 apg
Steals – 369 stl/4.9 spg
Field Goals – 544 fg  544/997 54.6%%
Free Throws – 217 ft 217/332 65.4%  
http://www.daytonflyers.com/attachments/101-103Scoring.pdf
http://www.mhsaa.com/games/recgbb.html
http://www.ferguson.com/Integ/IntegLocations.shtml
http://www.daytonflyers.com/womens_basketball/records.html
http://www.daytonflyers.com/attachments/110servmks.pdf
http://www.daytonflyers.com/attachments/105assist.pdf
http://www.daytonflyers.com/attachments/101assist.pdf
http://www.daytonflyers.com/attachments/106servmks.pdf
http://www.ferguson.com/Integ/IntegLocations.shtml

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#31 Heather Hogan

Honorable Mention High School All-American and Three Time First Team All-State. Attended Lake Superior State University.


Career Statistics:
Team Record 71-7 91.0% 32-2 in NCC Play
Three NCC Championships, Three District Championships, Two Regional Championships, Two Final-Fours and One State Championship
Three Year Letter Winner – 1980, 81 & 82
77 games/76 starts
Points – 960 pts/12.5 ppg
Rebounds – 392 reb/5.1 rpg
Assists – 225 ast/2.9 apg
Steals – 192 stl/2.5 spg
Blocks – 19 blk/one year of stats
Field Goals – 384 fg  384/843 45.6%
Free Throws – 192 ft 192/266 72.2%
21 straight Free Throws in the State Tournament

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#43 Michele Kruty

1983 Miss Basketball and High School All-American.  Attended University of Dayton.


Career Statistics:
Team Record 75-5 93.8% 37-1 in NCC Play
Three NCC Championships, Three District Championships, Three Regional Champions, Three Final-Fours and One State Championship
Three Year Letter Winner – 1981, 82 & 83
80 games/69 starts
Points 1064 pts/13.3 ppg
Rebounds 781 reb/9.8 rpg
Assists – 110 ast/1.4 apg
Steals – 190 stl/2.4 spg
Blocks – 210 blk/4.0 bpg (two years stats)
Field Goals – 482 fg  482/1241 38.8%
Free Throws – 100/192 52.1% 

http://www.bcam.org/showArticle.asp?RecordNumber=154
http://www.freep.com/sports/preps/past3x_20021203.htm
http://www.mhsaa.com/games/recgbb.html
http://www.daytonflyers.com/attachments/101-103Scoring.pdf
http://www.daytonflyers.com/attachments/105defensive.pdf
http://www.daytonflyers.com/womens_basketball/records.html

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#35 Lynette Munson

High School Prep All-American and Two-Time All-State.  Attended Lake Superior State Unversity


Career Statistics:
Team Record 75-5 93.8% 37-1 in NCC Play
Three NCC Championships, Three District Championships, Three Regional Champions, Three Final-Fours and One State Championship
Three Year Letter Winner – 1981, 82 and 83
76 games/52 starts
Points 607 pts/8.0 ppghttp://www.bcam.org/showArticle.asp?RecordNumber=154
Rebounds 283 reb/3.7 rpg
Assists – 181 ast/2.4 apg
Steals – 127 stl/1.7 spg
Field Goals – 482 fg  482/1241 38.8%
Free Throws – 81/143 56.6%

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#43 Sally Sedlar

1993 Miss Basketball and Manistee's only 2-time Honorable Mention All-American.  Attended Toledo University and Central Michigan University.


Career Statistics:
Team Record 82-11 88.2% 45-0 in NCC Play
Four NCC Championships, Three District Championship, One Regional Championship
Four Year Letter Winner – 1990, 91, 92 & 93
*93 games/*93 starts
Points – *1530 pts/16.5 ppg
Rebounds – 471 reb/5.1 rpg
Assists – 288 ast/3.1 apg
Steals – 259 stl/2.8 spg
Blocks – *300 blk/3.2 bpg
Field Goals – 515 fg (total) 515/1156 44.6%
3pt Field Goals – 135 3fg 135/375 36.0%
Free Throws – 365/510 71.6%

 *Manistee Record Holder 

http://www.pungopersonaltraining.com/Trainers/Bios/Sally_Sedlar.htm
http://www.bcam.org/showArticle.asp?RecordNumber=154
http://www.freep.com/sports/preps/past3x_20021203.htm

http://www.tidewaterstriders.com/results04/independence5k1M04.html

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The Thrill of Victory.  The 1987 District Championship game against Top Ten Ranked Big Rapids, 51-37.  In the North Central Conference the Chippewas were Tri-Champions with Cadillac and Big Rapids.  In the first round of the District the Chips beat Cadillac 47-43, second game 58-38 over Chippewa Hills and in Championship stopping Big Rapids.  The five players on the right; Alissa Hutson, Kelly Kruwell, Co-Captains LeAnne Edmondson and Leshia Sadler, and Kim Kott show their exuberance at the end of the game.  Also in the picture (after Kim Kott), Laurie Majchrzak and Suzie Dietz fresh up from the Junior Varsity for the Tournament. The night after the game, sadly, Suzie Dietz passed away in a car accident.  She did fulfilled of her dream of wearing the Chippewa uniform and playing in a game. She had commented she was so proud of wearing the Chippewa uniform. The Chippewas now have the “Suzie Dietz” Award in her name given to the player that best demonstrates the hard work ethic Suzie played with every practice and game. She was an inspiration to all of us and we sadly miss her and her enthusiasm.  This picture was given to me by my long time friend and Assistant Coach, Jerry Brown.  Thanks so very much Jerry, it hangs in my computer room and I see it everyday…I treasure immensely.

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Tradition after Games and Practices.  

After every game and practice the team would circle up and after a few words from the coaches we would swing our arms, say together and clap our hands. The signal our resolve of unity and dedication to be the best we could be. The Tradition became so noticeable after games the crowd and well-wishers would circle around us and yell together with us.  That gave us unity with our many faithful fans.

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This was my GREAT Staff...Left to Right. Kenn Kott, Assistant Varsity and Junior Varsity Coach. Mike Schubert, Assistant Varsity Coach, Team Coordinator and Player Advisor. Dave Peterson, Shooting Coach and Advisor. Shelly Schultz, Assistant Varsity Coach, Assistant Junior Varsity Coach and Player Advisor. Jim Anderson, Assistant Varsity Coach and Freshmen Coach.  The continued success of the program was directly result from the efforts of these Coaches.  They contributed immensely during practices and games. I am so very thankful for their support and contributions.

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#33 Leah Abla

Honorable Mention All-American and Three Time First Team All-State.  Attended University of Dayton.  Only Manistee Player to have her Number Retired.

Career Statistics:
Team Record 64-11 85.3% 27-3 in NCC Play
Three NCC Championships, Three District Championships, Two Regional Championships, Two Final-Fours
Three Year Letter Winner – 1978, 79 & 80
75 games/74 starts
Points – 1305 pts/17.4 ppg Rebounds – 352 reb/4.7 rpg
Assists – 346 ast/4.6 apg Steals – 369 stl/4.9 spg
Field Goals – 544 fg  544/997 54.6%%                               Free Throws – 217 ft 217/332 65.4% 

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Heather 1980-81-82
Team Record 71-7 Three NCC Championships, Three District Championships, Three Regional Championships, Three Final-Fours and One State Championship.
Games Played 77 Games Started 76
960 Points 12.5 ppg
392 Rebounds 5.1 rpg
225 Assists 2.8 apg
192 Steals 2.49 spg

Ellen 1983-84-85
Team Record 56-18 Two NCC Championships, Two District Championships, Two Regional Championships and Two Final-Fours
Games Played 47 Games Started 28
491 Points 10.5 ppg
242 Rebounds 5.2 rpg
88 Assists 1.9 apg
103 Steals 2.2 spg

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Lori 1980-81-82
Team Record 71-7 Three NCC Championships, Three District Championships, Three Regional Championships, Three Final-Fours and One State Championship.
Games Played 77 Games Started 65
692 Points 9.0 ppg
736 Rebounds 9.6 rpg
29 Assists 0.4 apg
124 Steals 1.6 spg 

Lisa 1990-91-92
Team Record 58-9 Three NCC Championships and Two District Championships.
Games Played 42 Games Started 19
211 Points 5.0 ppg
124 Rebounds 3.0 rpg
134 Assists 3.2 apg
62 Steals 1.5 spg

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More Sister Acts are being compiled: LeAnne and Tina Edmondson - Jessica and Shana Toelle - Lynette and Jennine Munson - Kim and Kendra Kott - Michelle and Renee Schultz - Alissa and Amanda Hutson - Amanda and Missy Vasquez - Missy and Michele Brandt - Brenda and Sandy Faubert - Melissa and Amy Horvat - Cathy, Laurie and Kristy Majchrzak - Jamie and Krista Sundbeck - Nikki and Julie Vadeboncoeur - Caroline, Chris and Julie White.

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#15 All-State Louise Stapleton.  Starting Guard and defensive specialist for the 1982 State Championship Team.

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MATURITY is the ability to do a job whether you are supervised or not: finish a job once it is started; carry money without spending it, to bear an injustice without wanting to get even..

MATURITY is ability to control anger and settle differences without violence.

MATURITY is patience.  It is the willingness to postpone immediate gratification in favor of the long-term gain.

MATURITY is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project or a situation in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging setbacks.

MATURITY is humility.  It is being big enough to say, "I was wrong." And, when right, the mature person need not experience the satisfaction of saying,  "I told you so."

MATURITY is the ability to make a decision and stand by it.  The immature spend their lives exploring endless possibilities; then they do nothing.

MATURITY is the art of living in peace with that which we cannot change, the courage to change that which can be changed and the wisdom to know the difference!

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1993 Team    24-2            NCC Champions     12-0            District Champions     Regional Champions     (Back Row 4) Kristen Ware, Shana Toelle, Tracy Erdman, Heidi Skocelas, (Row 2) Missy Vasquez, Kristina Schubert, Dursa Rutowski, Jamie Sunbeck, Kim Gorley, Lindsey Payne, (Bottom Row) Amy Alexander, Sally Sedlar, Missy Smith and Amanda Hutson.

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The 1983 team was ranked Number 1 all season.  Left to right in the backrow. Shelly Schultz, Laurie Bigalke, Forrie Sovereign, Suzy Wilkosz, Ellen Hogan, Hope Sonnenberg. Middle row, Chris White, Jodie Hiess, Janine Gregorski, Dawn Greve. First Row, Manager Carolyn White, Michele Kruty, Lynette Munson, Jana Mitchell, Michelle Garrish, Annette Martz and Manager Carol Pierson.

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Three members of the 1982 State Championship Team.  From Left to Right. Annette Martz, Lori Lindeman, Michele Kruty.

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ENTHUSIASM IS EMOTION MANAGEMENT, THE ABILITY TO CONTROL THE EMOTIONAL TEMPERATURE OF ANY PERSONAL SITUATION.

ENTHUSIASM IS THAT CERTAIN SOMETHING THAT MAKES US GREAT THAT PULLS US OUT OF THE MEDIOCRE AND COMMONPLACE, THAT BUILDS US POWER.  IT GLOWS AND SHINES, IT LIGHTS UP OUR FACES.  ENTHUSIASM, THE KEYNOTE THAT MAKES US SING AND MAKES MEN SING WITH US.

ENTHUSIASM IS THE WAY YOU SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER TO OTHER PEOPLE'S EMOTIONS, THEY HELP AND SUPPORT YOU INSTINCTIVELY.

ENTHUSIASM IS THE PRIME METHOD OF PERSUASION WITHOUT PRESSURE.

ENTHUSIASM GLOWS...RADIATES...PERMEATES...AND IMMEDIATELY CAPTURES EVERYONE'S INTEREST.

ENTHUSIASM IS THE ADVANCE MAN WHO PAVES THE WAY FOR NEW IDEAS. MAYBE THE ENTHUSIASTS AREN'T THE MOST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, BUT THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO MAKE HISTORY.

ENTHUSIASM IS THE INSPIRATION THAT MAKES US WAKE UP AND LIVE. IT PUTS SPRING IN OUR HEARTS, A TWINKLE IN OUR EYE AND GIVES US CONFIDENCE IN OURSELVES AND OUR FELLOW MAN.

IF YOU WERE TO TAKE MY MONEY AND MY TANGIBLE ASSETS FROM ME BUT LET MF KEEP MY ENTHUSIASM, IT WOULD BE A TIME BEFORE I'D BE AS WEALTHY AS I EVER.

ENTHUSIASM IS THE MAKER OF FRIENDS THE MAKER OF SMILES. THE PRODUCER OF CONFIDENCE.  IT CRIES TO THE WORLD, I'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES.  IT TELLS ALL MEN THAT YOUR JOB IS SWELL—THAT THE HOUSE WE WORK FOR JUST SUITS US AND THE GOODS WE HAVE ARE THE BEST.

ENTHUSIASM HELPS US TO COMPETE WITH OIJRSELVES, TO MATCH TODAY AGAINST YESTERDAY, WITH THE COMPULSIVE DRIVE OF ENTHUSIASM WE FIND ENCOURAGEMENT IN PAST MISTAKES

ENTHUSIASM IS THE YEAST THAT RAISES THE DOUGH.

ENTHUSIASM!!!  IS THE GREATEST ONE-WORD SLOGAN FOR LIVING EVER DEVISED.

ENTHUSIASM IF WE HAVE IT, WE SHOULD THANK GOD FOR IT.  IF WE DON'T HAVE IT, THEN WE SHOULD GET DOWN ON OUR KNEES AND PRAY FOR IT.

ENTHUSIASM IS THE GREATEST ASSET IN THE WORLD.  IT BEATS MONEY, AND POWER, AND INFULENCE.

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Three Starters of the 1984 Final-Four Team. From Left to Right #11 Forrie Sovereign, #25 Jana Mitchell, #3 Ellie Hogan.

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Look at those warm-ups... Michelle Garrish, Ellen Hogan, Jana Mitchell and Michele Brandt found what Ludington left us...

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1985 Tri - Captains

Michelle Schultz, Michele Brandt & Ellen Hogan

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1990 All-State Players   

Tina Edmondson & Candace Rhodea

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1984  (21-6) All-Conference Players and State Semi-Finalist: Coach Mike Munro, Shelly Schultz, Michele Brandt, Michelle Garrish, Forrie Sovereign, Ellen Hogan, and Jana Mitchell.

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Speed Killed in 1991

Julie Vadeboncoeur & Candace Rhodea & Tracy Zimmerman

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#21 Jule Vadeboncoeur not only had speed and quickness - she was a deadly three-point shooter.

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Hero of the moment...with 30 seconds to go in the Regional Finals and down 4 points, Shelly scored five points in seconds to give the Chippewas the Victory over Sault. Ste. Marie, 54-52.  Shelly was foul on a put-back, sank both free throws, stole the ball after the inbounding, scored - was fouled, and completed the three point play for her five crucial points.  The Chippewa went on to their fourth Final-Four in row.

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#11 Forrie Sovereign in game action vs Sault. Ste. Marie Regional Final.  Do you notice any one in the crowd?  I do.

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Pre-game before the Regional Final against Sault Ste Marie in 1984.

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All athletes who work towards athletic excellence equate self-control with PRIDE.  First Row Left to Right. Tina Edmondson, Becky Sedlar, Second Row. Julie Vadeboncoeur, Amanda Cote, Candace Rhodea,  Janel Skory, Julie White, Kendra Kott and Nikki Vadeboncoeur.

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A good leader takes a little more than her share of the blame a little less than her share of credit. 1992 North Central Conference and District Champions.

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3.   Enthusiasm is a big key to success and winning, coaches and players on the bench (reserves and starters) are expected to give their fair share of support to the players on the court.  Yes, that's a starter cheering on her teammates...thats enthusiasm and team spirit.

ATTITUDE

Attitude, as most coaches say, is probably the most Important aspect of the game. What is your attitude? All of us have good attitude when things are going well, when we are the stars of our teams and winning big games. But attitude goes beyond that. What Is your attitude when your team is losing, when the referees are making calls which go against you or your team, when you are open and your teammates don't get you the ball, and when your coach is chewing you out for something which isn't your fault?

A good attitude is something you have to decide consciously to have. In bed at night you have to be able to close your eyes and see yourself as the player you want to be under all circumstances. A good attitude is being calm under pressure (poise); it is encouraging teammates even when the coach in practice is being particularly negative; it is requiring of yourself your- peak performance at all times—which means actually touching the line (not almost touching it; when your coach says to run to midcourt and back. A good attitude is seeing yourself in advance, with your eyes closed, performing to your utmost under all sorts of adverse circumstances, and actually doing that when those circumstances arise.

Can you picture yourself in practice being chewed out by your coach for something that you know was not your fault, and simply accepting it, thinking over the point he is trying to get across and merely reaffirming to yourself that you will never make that mistake? Can you accept his criticism as a reminder instead of getting angry and losing your concentration? Not many players can do that. Not even a lot of good ones. But it IS possible. The players who can are special. They are a joy to coach, they are great to have as teammates, and they help create winning teams.

A good attitude is very simple. It is doing your best at all times, keeping your concentration on your job, on the things you have to do to play well. It Is easy to write down, but a lot more difficult to do.

Can you make yourself hustle when you're out of breath and your legs are lead weights? Can you keep encouraging your teammates even though you think some of them are passing poorly or are shaky on defense or are just not working hard. Can you accept your coach's criticism and listen to what he is saying even when you feel sure he is wrong? Can you listen and think that maybe, just maybe, YOU could be wrong? Can you give your best under all circumstances—or are there things that cause you to lose poise or temper or hustle or your concentration?

What is YOUR vision of the ideal player and the ideal attitude? What is your vision of YOU? Close your eyes.... 

YOUR PROBLEMS WILL NEVER DEFEAT YOU, BUT YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THEM CAN.

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Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. 1991 North Central Conference Champions!!!

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Manistee Lived on Defense!!!

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1982 State Champion 

Get That Ball Out of Here

Michele Kruty & Louise Stapleton & Lori Lindeman

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The Chippewas talk about how to handle Carrie Lawless and the rest of the T.C. St. Francis Gladiators.  Chippewas prevail in a three-overtime game at St. Francis, 78-74.  Manistee and St. Francis ended up Co-Champions, both finishing 13-1.  

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In 1984 the Chippewas had the Masked Marvel on their side.  #45 Michelle Garrish

THE GREATEST THINGS
The best day…Today
The greatest puzzle…Life
The greatest thought…God
The best work...work you like
The greatest mistake…giving up
The greatest need…common sense
The most dangerous person…a liar
The most expensive indulgence...hate
The most disagreeable person…the complainer
The best teacher…one who makes you want to learn
The greatest deceiver…the one who deceives himself
The worst bankrupt…the soul who has lost enthusiasm
The cheapest, easiest, and most stupid thing to do...finding fault
The greatest bore…one who keeps talking after he has made his point
The greatest comfort…the knowledge that you have done your work well
The most agreeable companion…the one who would not have you any different than you are
The meanest feeling of which any human being is capable…feeling envious of another's success
The greatest blessing…good health
The greatest victory…victory over self
The greatest thing bar none, in the world…Love for Family, God, Home, Friends, Neighbors…and for the land in which we enjoy our freedom.

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Blue Star Camp held at the University of North Carolina.

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#45 Kristen Ware and #31 Kim Gorley on the break against #1 in Class C, Elk Rapids.

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Lindsey Payne & Kristina SchubertBackcourt dual of #15 Lindsey Payne and #3 Kristina Schubert against #1 Class C Elk Rapids.

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#25 Missy Vasquez and #43 Tracy Erdman against #1 Class Elk Rapids. In the Picture with Missy is Team Co-Captain #35 Shana Toelle

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The 1994   Chip Warriors #45 Kim Ware, #25 Missy Vasquez, #35 Shana Toelle & #31 Kim Gorley.

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See Tracy's family at Player's Family Pictures  In the first picture the player on the far left is Jerry Browns daughter, Jaylee (5th grader).

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                                                                    Retired Coach somewhere between Hawaii and Florida. More pics Pictures of Munro

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Feel free to email me at  mikemunro@mikemunro.net

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