Valley View students give to animals this Christmas

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

With the thought of giving instead of receiving, Mrs. Osborn’s third-grade class at Valley View Elementary School collected supplies for the Kent County Animal Shelter. They loved the idea of bringing in dog food, cat litter, blankets and bleach for the shelter. During their class Christmas party—which they themselves decorated for with dog decor—the animal shelter [...]

Who is teaching whom? part II

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

Obedience training for your pets Sam Hyer by SAM HYER When your “fur child” is about six months old, it is time to begin a program of more advanced obedience training. You need to put aside some time for training each and every day. Plan on spending half an hour each day to work with your dog—15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening is the normal [...]

Classifieds — December 31, 2009

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HELP WANTED Grand Valley Plumbing in Rockford is looking for apprentice/helper. No experience needed. $7.50/hour starting pay. Please call (616) 874-3009 and leave message.      p53 ______________________ Sales Opening—Looking for extra income and a new career? Local newspaper in Cedar Springs is looking for you. Join our media team as a sales representative. Meet [...]

What are your New Year’s Eve traditions?

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by ANA OLVERA “For New Year’s Eve I just hang out with friends and family now, but when I was in high school I would watch whichever Lord of the Rings movie was out, decorate my room, dress up drinking fake wine, and watch the ball drop on tv.” —Amanda Turner Rockford         “My only tradition is that at midnight my family calls each other to wish everyone [...]

What’s Cookin’ by Jeanne Briggs — December 31, 2009

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Let’s All Get Corny… Jeanne Briggs by JEANNE BRIGGS             Next to tomatoes, freshly picked corn steamed on the cob is right up on the top of everyone’s favorite summer vegetable list. Corn seems to make us all behave like kids with butter on our noses and dripping off our chins. Eating corn as a kid, I remember having a contest to see which kid [...]
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