Classifieds — December 17, 2009

December 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED 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 new people. Build friendships. Make money. Commission based. Build your own income. Experience preferred, but will consider training. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Send resume to For more information, call (616) 696-3655. ftfn ______________________ FOR SALE Mixed hardwood. All-nighters, extra long, or the way you want it. Excellent burning. $60 a face cord, delivered. (616) 773-4549. p51cp ______________________ ANTIQUES Antique Hoosier cabinet, beautiful, professionally restored, tin-top, flour bin, many extras. $900 firm. (616) 863-0694, leave a message. p51 ______________________ Antique Victorian desk, 5 ft. tall, 4-1/2 ft. wide and 2-1/2 ft. deep, $675. Call (616) 866-1478 and leave a message. ftfn ______________________               LESSONS Guitar Lessons—Learn guitar the RIGHT way and enjoy it for a lifetime. Lessons also on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, Dobro, etc. Call Joe (616) 874-8582. btfn ______________________ SERVICES I’ll design your flier, brochure, business card for a low rate! Other graphic design also available. Over 18 years experience. Professional design guaranteed. Flier design starting at $30. References available. Call Melanie Ragsdale at (616) 889-9082 or view design samples online at ftfn ______________________ LOST AND FOUND FOUND—gray cat, one year old or younger. Yellow eyes. Found in Oak Street/Jericho area. (616) 863-8460. ftfn ______________________ FOUND—six-month-old black male kitten with white spot on chest. Found on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, Courtland/Pearl area. (616) 915-3028. ftfn ______________________ FOUND—beautiful, loving, family cat, orange and white, found on Shaner Ave., November 18, possibly 3 years old. Call to identify, (616) 437-3609. ftfn ______________________ FOUND—young, gray, long-hair cat, found around 11 Mile and Young area. (616) 874-8284. ftfn ______________________ FOUND—Did your child lose money while trick-or-treating? Call and identify amount and approximate location. (616) 866-6565. ftfn ______________________ FOUND—tripod found by the Rockford dam Sunday, November 1, late afternoon. Call and identify. (616) 240-1175. ftfn ______________________ LOST—domestic short-hair cat, dark smoky gray, 8 years old. Very friendly. Answers to the name of “Smokey.” Last seen on 14 Mile, between Wabasis and Heintzelman. (616) 843-1020. ftfn ______________________ LOST—two teenagers’ purses in downtown Rockford pavilion on Sunday, October 11. Call […]

Ric’s offers family fun, food at holiday event

December 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

Brickner said customers and vendors alike enjoy the open houses. Carriage rides outside enhanced the holiday atmosphere as did Santa and his elves indoors. Kids and adults crowded the karaoke machine and nobody should have left hungry. “These aren’t just little finger-food samples,” Brickner noted, pointing out the taste treats ranged from roast beef and kielbasa to ice cream, to sandwiches and pizza. “This isn’t about sales, this is about people getting to know what their Ric’s has to offer.”  

Weather icon joins Squire team

December 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist Craig James to share thoughts in column At the Squire we take pride in being a source of more Rockford news than any other publication in the world. Now the team here offer another exclusive feature treat for our readers. Meteorologist Craig James has agreed to share his thoughts on weather-related topics for your enjoyment. James is practically a household word when all things weather are discussed. Before his retirement in July, 2008, he spent 40 years broadcasting weather news on television. He was chief meteoroglogist at WZZM-TV for 12 years and chief meteorologist at WOOD-TV for 24 years. When news of his retirement was reported in June of 2008, the Grand Rapids Press dubbed him “Mr. Weather.” Those of us who have spent a lifetime learning what to expect from the weather from James have certainly missed him being a regular part o our lives. After a long career reporting the news of temperatures, world and local weather and causes and effects, James doubtless has a unique insight on the field. Remember the Squire report of James’ thoughts on man-made global warming (he doesn’t believe in it)? That article had readers calling and e-mailing in response as few other stories have done. Pardon the pun, but that is surely not the only “hot” topic James will likely address. See page 13 for James’ first column, this one on the difference between weather and climate. The Squire staff are thrilled to welcome James’ expertise to our repertoire and hope our readers will enjoy these columns as much as we know we will. From all of us who have missed James since his retirement, we say “Welcome back.”

Rockford officers brighten the holidays for kids

December 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

“Especially with the officers in uniform, the kids can sometimes be a little afraid of their officer,” she said. In addition to helping a family which may be struggling financially this year, building public relations is part of the purpose. “We hope the children remember this positive experience with a police officer,” said police volunteer Carol Delp-Korzeja. Rockford Meijer Store Director Phil Morrow gave each child a $5 gift card and asked that they use it to buy something for someone else. “We have done this since the store opened and we will continue to do it,” he said. “It’s about helping families the people who come here to shop. We want to give back and help a family celebrate the holidays.”

Rockford Santa Parade

December 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

                            With smiles that never left their faces, Valley View first-graders Anna Hill and Kennedy Nezweck ride the Daisy Troop #3725 float in Rockford’s Annual Santa Parade.

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