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The 11th Annual Dan McCarty / UHY Cares Texas Holdem Charity Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, February 8 at the Emagine in Royal Oak Michigan.


Thursday, February 8, 2018
Emagine • 200 North Main Street • Royal Oak, MI 48067
Registration at 6PM • Game starts promptly at 7PM
$100 buy-in • $50 re-buy • VIP prizes for finalists • Chips have no cash value
Must be 18 to play • Must be 21 to consume alcohol
Contact Jessica Labut at jlabut@uhy-us.com  or 586 843 2507 to save your spot! 
Cash, check or credit card contributions accepted in advance or at the door. 
Checks must be made payable to UHY Cares.



Brothers Steve, Jerry, Kelly, Larry, Rick, Dennis, and Mike in Las Vegas in January. The bros were also joined by Austin (Kelly's Son) and Robert (everyone's brother from another mother). It was a great 4-5 days of catching up, gambling, podcasts, and laughing. Of course 70's Day in old Vegas was highlighted by polyester, silk, and facial hair. We even saw an Elton John look alike in Austin. Anyway... A great time was had by all... and we will abide and respect the Nevada law which states.... Whatever Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas.


Jill McCarty Besselsen reports that another little Besselsen will be joining the Besselsen clan this May! This time around they're joining team blue.


Here is a photo of Magic Mountain in December. Jerry reports that the fires came within about 5 miles of their home. Lots of ash and smoke.


In December, we had 2 contests... A Christmas Tree decorating contest, and also a Gingerbread House building contest. When it was time to decorate your Christmas Tree with lights, tinsel, ornaments, or whatever... our contestants took a picture, and sent it into the Metro by Christmas Day. Voting took place afterwards by our readers. In all, I received 9 great submissions, each one gathering multiple votes. Congratulations to Gene Skladnowski on his submission. You can see his winning effort below. He won with a total of 48 votes.

I would like to thank you all who submitted trees, and those who took time to vote in this contest. Below are the other eight submissions for another look.

Gwenda Perez Mike McCarty Kelly McCarty Larry McCarty
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Steve McCarty Ben Stonecipher Tom Hoenicke Jerry McCarty

Winner Gene Skladnowski

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Our other contest in December was a Gingerbread House Building Challenge.

Building a Gingerbread House can be lots of fun by yourself, or with your kids. Your job was to build a Gingerbread House, take a photo, and attach it in an email to me by Christmas Day. Voting was done by our readers for 2 weeks after the submissions are received.

We only received one submission for this contest, but it was a great one. Congratulations and thanks to Chris, Amanda, Alexa, and Cooper McCarty for their great 'Gluten Free' Gingerbread house submissions which is declared the winner with a total of 124 votes.


While in Portugal in November, Mike made nice with statues. And those statues put him in some interesting poses.

ED NOTE: After these photos came to light, the Portuguese Minister of Travel declared "Let it be known that after these poses showing Mike completely mocking some of Portugal's most important and prized statues of our history, that Michael, is no longer welcome in Portugal, as well as his children, his children's children, and his children's children's children." He concluded is declaration with "... and May God have mercy on your soul".

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In January, Brad, Valerie, Olivia, Gray, and Grandma Margaret spent an afternoon with Dan the Creature Man’s Creature Feature in Clinton Township. The group had a nice lunch followed by lots of exotic animals. They learned a lot and enjoyed the experience.


Also in January, Chris, Amanda, Alexa and Cooper took a drive up to Washington State to spend a weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge. Besides getting all wet, the Bend family had a great time there.


Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our other readers.
Austin spent a week in early December in Bend, Oregon to visit Chris & Amanda
Steve, Kristen, & the girls spent part of the holidays in sunny Florida
The Bend Oregon Mc's spent a weekend at Washington State's Great Wolf Lodge
The Grand Rapids/Hudsonville Mc's traveled to Disney World, Florida for some fun

Brothers Steve, Jerry, Kelly, Larry, Rick, Dennis, Mike were joined by Austin and Robert for a trip to Las Vegas

Did you go on a trip for work or vacation? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com


Dear Editor: Saw this guy who is at WCNR and claims to be Brad Savage of Brad Savage and the Cockroaches. Are you a phony? Or did the real Brad Savage die and you are a robot replacement? We want the real Brad Savage!!

ED NOTE: I would normally, inequitably deny this accusation, but, I have to admit... I'm not so sure now. I took a look at one of our photo shoots when we were playing, and it gave me the chills. (See photo to the right!) >>

We appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and always want to hear your questions, comments, rants, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to to mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in the next issue.

For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! I would like to encourage our readers to submit their favorite recipes to the McCarty Metro at mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have some great dishes for to feed your family.


Nothing better on a cold winter's evening to warm up with this epic Greek soup.


  • 8 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade, if not, low sodium
  • 1 cup orzo pasta, or rice
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Bring stock to a boil and add orzo or rice. Simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Season stock to taste with salt, if necessary. When the orzo or rice is nearing tenderness, whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until medium peaks. Add egg yolks and lemon juice, whisking continuously. When the orzo or rice is finished, transfer 2 cups of the hot stock to the egg/lemon mixture, adding very slowly in a constant stream and beating vigorously to prevent the eggs from solidifying. Take the soup off the heat and add the beaten mixture back into the pot, whisking to incorporate. Serve immediately with freshly ground black pepper.

In honor of President's Day in February, here are some little known facts about some of our former Presidents...

We all have seen articles in newspapers which we find humorous. If you see any, please send them to me via email at mccartymetro@gmail.com, and we will feature them in an upcoming issue of the McCarty Metro.






Steve Reevis, 55, actor (Fargo, Geronimo: An American Legend, The Longest Yard). Frank Lary, 87, baseball player (Detroit Tigers, New York Mets), pneumonia. Dick Enberg, 82, sportscaster (NFL on NBC, Major League Baseball on NBC, San Diego Padres), heart attack. Rose Marie, 94, actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Hollywood Squares, The Doris Day Show). Jerry Van Dyke, 86, actor and comedian (My Mother the Car, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Coach). Keith Jackson, 89, sportscaster (ABC Sports, Wide World of Sports). Jo Jo White, 71, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Kings), Olympic champion (1968), pneumonia. Mort Walker, 94, American comics artist (Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois), pneumonia. 


It is with great sadness that I let you know that Uncle Jack passed away on January 23. He is survived by sisters Margaret, Jean, Joan, and by his brother Rich. He was predeceased by brothers Tom and Larry. He is seen to the left with nephew Steve around Christmas time a couple years ago.

If the Metro receives any funeral or memorial plans, we will be sure to let you know.



A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine."House" for instance, is feminine: "la casa." "Pencil," however, is masculine: "el lapiz." A student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?"  Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether "computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun..  Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computadora"), because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval;
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your pay check on accessories for it.

The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ("el computador"), because:

1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on
2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem;
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won!!!!!!!




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