Rockford Rebels announce Player of the Week

 

Trevor Coughlin

Trevor Coughlin

Trevor Coughlin was recently named Player of the Week for the Rockford Rebels 12U baseball team for the week ending May 10, 2009. Coughlin had one walk and seven strike-outs in three innings pitched for the week. He also was 3-6 batting with two doubles and two runs batted in.

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Rockford freshman baseball wins Jenison/Grandville Invitational

The Rockford freshman baseball team of (front, l–r) Hunter Feringa, Matt Boonstra, Max Crimp, Brandon Nostrant, Ian Stankus; (middle) Mark Laprairie, Brad Sokol, Kevin Schremp; (back) Joe Belliel, Coach Lance Boehm, Nick Street, Jesse Edick, Coach Joe Schwander, Chris Ryan, Jake Nelson, Ronnie Searl, Christian Reid and Brandon Lubenow celebrate their victories over Grand Ledge, Traverse City West and Coldwater.

The Rockford freshman baseball team of (front, l–r) Hunter Feringa, Matt Boonstra, Max Crimp, Brandon Nostrant, Ian Stankus; (middle) Mark Laprairie, Brad Sokol, Kevin Schremp; (back) Joe Belliel, Coach Lance Boehm, Nick Street, Jesse Edick, Coach Joe Schwander, Chris Ryan, Jake Nelson, Ronnie Searl, Christian Reid and Brandon Lubenow celebrate their victories over Grand Ledge, Traverse City West and Coldwater.

The Rockford freshman baseball team won the Jenison/Grandville Invitational held on Saturday, May 16. In their first game against Grand Ledge, the score was tied 1-1 until the bottom of the fifth inning. The Rams won 2-1 behind solid pitching by Christian Reid. In game two against Traverse City West, Mark LaPrairie and Max Crimp combined to pitch a 12-5 victory.

In the championship game versus Coldwater, the game was tied 5-5, but key hits, solid defense, and strong pitching by Ian Stankus led the Rams to an exciting 7-5 tournament victory. Coached by Joe Schwander and Lance Boehm, the freshman team has an overall record this season of 24-1-0.

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Rockford middle school boys water polo team ends season at 10-0

                                                                                                            by HEIDI WILLISON

 

Rockford middle school boys water polo team

Rockford middle school boys water polo team

Coached by Craig Peterman and Assistant Coach Derik Bothma, the middle school boys water polo team has continued the Rockford tradition of a winning record. Building on the concepts of team play, hard work and determination, the boys averaged more than 10 goals per game against their opponents this season. All 23 players contributed each game toward the overall outcome. The 2009 team roster was comprised of Michael Arend, Trenten Babcock, Grant Beach, Andrew Bleeker, Jacob Brown, Stephan Cress, Jacob Davis, Dylan Dick, Janko Dubravec, Corey Fase, Taylor Haan, Nick Hansen, Justin Hulsebus, Kurtis Loux, Ryan McAnelly, David Newberger, Aedion Patino, Reese Patino, Brent Trewhella, Nick VanEck, Craig Wasberg, Nick Willison and Tyler Willison.

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Classifieds — May 21, 2009

HELP WANTED

Farm help wanted, part-time. (616) 862-3020.      p21
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Stites Eye Care in Rockford is looking for a personable, outgoing part-time optical assistant to compliment our great team. Drop off resumes to our office at 6840 Northway Drive in Rockford.       b22
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Supervision/Tutor needed for a ten-year-old girl. Would like someone 16 years or older to care for and tutor in basic subject matter. Must be of good moral character. $100 per week. Please apply to jilley.properties@yahoo.com for interview consideration.      b21cp
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Customer Service/General Summer Help-average $10 to $15 per hour. Local factory outlet branch for large international company is looking to staff area branch. Customer services, delivery coordinators, team leader, department managers, are all needed. No experience needed, and will train. Call for one-on-one interview, (616) 243-1250.      b21
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Job Opportunity in sales. The Cedar Springs Post Newspaper is looking for someone to sell newspaper advertising for our northern weekly. Work as a team with our eight-person crew. Looking for someone to devote a 40-hour week to building a client base of customers and friends. Work your job into a secure income. If interested, send resume or e-mail message to superman49@charter.net.      ftfn
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NEAT PEOPLE WANTED. Large market share leader is looking for truly neat people who want to focus on entrepreneurial business and develop success strategies. No experience needed. Extensive real estate  training provided. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford Office, (616) 866-4434.      b21
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Mystery shoppers earn up to $100 a day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience not required. (877) 715-3339.      p23
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Accountant and bookkeeper needed urgently. For more information, contact StephenMoore79@yahoo.com.      p24
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Friendly person wanted for customer service/sales job at The Rockford Squire newspaper. We are sad our associate just got the “dream job” he has been going to school for. The good news is we have an opening for one new co-worker. A friendly, outgoing, persistent individual will enjoy success here. For more information, call Beth at (616) 866-4465, e-mail to squiremail@aol.com, or fax resume to (616) 866-3810.      ftfn
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  FOR SALE

Kitchen cabinets-good shape, medium brown, full set. Asking $1,000. Call (616) 874-7702 for more information.      ftfn   
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 ANTIQUES

ALLEGAN ANTIQUE MARKET-Sunday, May 31. 400 exhibitors. Rain or shine. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; located at the Fairgrounds, right in Allegan, Michigan. $4 admission.      b21
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GARAGE SALES

Friday, May 22, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 23, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3160 20 Mile Rd. NE, between White Creek and Algoma. Lots of horse tack.      b21cp
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May 21-23, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rockford, eight families, 10095 Grange Ave. Dressers, bookcases, tables, chairs, toys, candles, material, large computer stand, microwave, washer, dryer, air conditioner, new items every day. Priced to sell.      b21cp
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Multi-family sale-infant through adult clothes, appliances and furniture. Friday, May 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 23 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at 7293 Olin Dr., near Myers Lake Rd.      p21cp
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Yard and vegetable plant sale: May 21-22, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 2050 18 Mile Rd., 1/4 mile west of Algoma. Sewing machine, Avon products, collectibles. Lots of stuff!      b21cp
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Garage Sale: 1011 Long Rd., one mile north of Sand Lake. May 21-23, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Loads and loads of brand-new Bath and Body Works products, Christmas decorations galore for inside and out, lots of kids toys, many horse items, couch and love seat and glass dolphin kitchen table, rocking chairs from Cracker Barrel, way too many nice things to mention.      b21cp
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Barn Sale: six saddles, many bridals, pads, tools, century welder scrap, 80 amp welder good. Guitars, two violins, two clarinets, uke. 20 Mile Rd., between Algoma and White Creek. May 22-23, Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.      b21cp
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Big Moving Sale-lots of stuff $1 to $5. 1460 House St. NE, off Post and Pine Island. May 22-24, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      p21cp
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Huge sale! Don’t miss this one! Lots of clothes, all sizes. Furniture, antiques. Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 172 Courtland St., downtown Rockford.      p21cp
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Garage Sale: Friday through Monday, May 22-25, 17591 Simmons Ave., between 20 and 22 Mile. Entertainment center, coffee table, couch, computer, air conditioner units, adult and children’s clothing (many sizes), toys, household items.      b21cp
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Rockford/Grattan area-huge sale! Large quantity shooters reloading equipment and supplies. John Deere 6X4 Gator with Hydraulic dump, fertilizer spreader, refrigerator, upright freezer, Klingmans dining table (seats 12), home decor, lamps, rugs, pictures, mirrors, queen bed set, seasonal items, collectibles, toys and books, bikes, craft items, all items best quality. 10550 Belding Road NE, between Nugent and Gavin Lake Road. Friday, May 22, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 23, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.      p21cp
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WANTED TO BUY

Boat trailer for 14-foot aluminum V-hull boat. Call (616) 866-4465 or (616) 363-5123. Ask for Beth.      ftfn
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 FOR RENT

Olde Mill Pond Condo. Two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,900 sq. ft. Two-car garage, porch, fireplace. $1,195/mo. No pets. (616) 866-9190.      p21
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15645 Hatch-two-bedroom home in the country. Two-stall garage attached. Renter to pay utilities. Dishwasher, stove, refrigerator furnished. $625/mo. Call (616) 696-1733.      2b1cp
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act and the Michigan Civil Rights Act which collectively make it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age or marital status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To report discrimination, call the Fair Housing Center at (616) 451-2980. The HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.
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HOMES FOR SALE

Deluxe two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo above Sam’s Joint. Reserved parking, reduced price on available model. Sam Bravata Jr., Realtor. (616) 560-7500.     p22cp
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“Always the Best!” Once you go, then you’ll know! Six 1-hour golf lessons-$69. Starting week of April 13. Master teaching professional, Norm Davidson. Golf Emporium, 14 Mile, Rockford. (616) 754-2280.      b21
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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
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SERVICES

LAWN MOWING-trimming, edging. Rates starting at $25 per cut. Full-season contracts only. SCOTT’S OUTDOOR SERVICES. Since 1999. (616) 866-3900.      p21
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I’ll design your flier, brochure, business card for a low rate! Other graphic design also available. Over 17 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 ragsdaledesign.com.      ftfn
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LOST AND FOUND

FOUND-car keys found at Townsend Park, Sunday, May 10. Call to identify, (616) 874-6819.      ftfn
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FOUND-Siamese-mix cat on Blakely and Belding roads on Thursday, April 30. Call (616) 874-7099 or (616) 915-0805.      ftfn
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LOST-Cat, grey with a peach-colored face. Answers to Peaches. Medium size, short hair domestic. Call (616) 318-0638 or (616) 863-0032     ftfn
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LOST-male gray cat. Riverwoods area. Last seen on Sat., March 14. (616) 866-0686.      ftfn
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FOUND-Jostens silver class bracelet with initials “D.A.M.” in gold lettering. Found at Sparta Chevrolet. Please call Anna at (616) 887-1791 to identify.      ftfn
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LOST-11-year-old black-and-white male cat. Declawed, right ear misshapen. Last seen on Hessler Dr. in Rockford on Friday, Feb. 20. Call (616) 874-1702, leave a message.      ftfn.
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LOST-female beagle with pink collar, last seen around the Childsdale/White Pine Trail area on Saturday, February 14. (616) 696-0367.      ftfn
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FOUND-gift certificate and a large book found on corner of River Chase and Greystone on New Year’s Eve. Call (616) 450-4939 and identify.      ftfn
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FOUND-Chevrolet keys with keyless remote. Found in parking lot at 355 Northland Dr., next to MI State Police station. Call (616) 866-7050.      ftfn
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LOST-cockatiel, gray, one year old. Talks, whistles, friendly. Lost on September 8 from 18 Mile and Algoma area. Please call (616) 696-0839.     ftfn
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FOUND-Chrysler key found in the Courtland and 11 Mile Road area. Please call The Rockford Squire at (616) 866-4465.     ftfn
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LOST-small Siamese female cat, seal point, spayed. Lost west of river in Rockford near Jericho and Cahill. $50 reward! Call (616) 866-1021.     ftfn
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PETS AND SUPPLIES

Free-three kittens. One gray, one black, one black and gray. Two females, one male. Also free: one older female cat. Call (616) 788-8664.      ftfn
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Free-one calico cat, 2 to 3 years old, indoor/outdoor, plays well with kids. (616) 696-9225.      ftfn
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The Rockford Squire’s “Free” and “Lost & Found” classified ads are free of charge. Call (616) 866-4465 by noon on Monday to place your ad in next Thursday’s issue.
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Rockford Register — May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21

Great Pond & Koi Society of West Michigan Meeting-6:30 p.m. at the Kent/MSU Extension Office, 755 Ball Ave., Grand Rapids, featuring a tour of the Grand Ideas Garden
and Pond. Open to the public.
Make reservations by calling Mary
at (616) 698-1030 or Joyce at
(616) 754-9759.

 Saturday, May 23

Blood Drive-10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grand Rogue Campground & Paddlesports, 6400 West River Dr., Belmont. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free t-shirt and enter a drawing for a chance to go “Over the Edge.”

Howard City/Tri-County High School Annual Alumni Reunion Banquet-

6 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church, 19331 Kendaville Rd., Pierson. Tickets are $15 per person. Make reservations by May 16 by calling Vicky Paulen at (231) 937-5190. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

 

Free Kids’ Fishing-9 a.m. to noon, every Saturday in May at Dwight Lydell chapter of the Izaak Walton League, 5641 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing rods, worms and help will be provided at our catch-and-release pond. For more information, call (616) 866-1061.

 

Sunday, May 24

Blood Drive-8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4333 Parnell Rd., Ada. Everyone who registers to donate may enter a drawing for a $25 gift card.

 

Monday, May 25

Memorial Day Activities in Rockford-8:30 a.m. opening flag-raising ceremony at Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St.; 9 a.m. parade from Community Cabin north to Lewis St., west to N. Main St., south to Corner Bar, east to Rockford Cemetery, with guest speaker Michael Young; ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at Rockford Cemetery. Open house at 10:30 a.m. at Rockford American Legion, with hot dogs and drinks free of charge. Wreath ceremony at the Legion at 11 a.m. Blythefield Cemetery ceremony at noon; Courtland Cemetery ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 26

Country Music-9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford.

 

Rockford Garden Club Meeting-

7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, community room, 159 Maple St., Rockford. Guest speaker Helen Kennedy will present “Bee-Amazed!” about bees in your garden. Open to the public.

 

Legal Assistance for Seniors-

10 a.m. to noon by appointment at the Rockford Ambulance Board Room. Jason Jansma will assist with legal issues at no charge. To schedule your appointment, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.

 

Wednesday, May 27

Honor Our Veterans Blood & Marrow Drive-10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Michigan National Guard Armory, 1200 44th St., Wyoming. WGRD will broadcast live. Everyone who attempts to donate can register to win two round-trip tickets to Las Vegas courtesy of Allegiant Air, and a four-day/three-night weekend getaway at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee courtesy of Planet Hollywood. For more information, visit www.miblood.org or call 1-866-MIBLOOD.

 

BISSELL Blocktail Party-6 to 9 p.m. at Regatta Plaza, Gaslight Village, East Grand Rapids, sponsored by BISSELL Homecare Inc., Classic Rock 97 LAV-FM, Grand Rapids Magazine, Lostpetusa.net, and Bark Magazine. Free parking in adjacent Regatta Plaza car park. Come, sit and stay a while at this casual yet upscale street party. Mingle with fellow pet-lovers while enjoying beer, wine and tasty “yappetizers.” Your pooch will dine
on tasty treats, while everyone enjoys live entertainment and a silent auction. Microchipping available onsite for
only $15. For more information, visit www.bissellblocktailparty.com or
call (616) 791-8089.

 

Native Plant Sale-6 to 8 p.m. at Eagle Park Drive NE, Grand Rapids. Over 50 different species of native plants will be available, including wildflowers, grasses and ferns. For more information, visit www.kentconservation.org or call
(616) 942-4111 ext. 4.

 

Thursday, May 28

Rockford Lions Club Meeting-

6 p.m. at the Community Cabin. Program by Richard Hert, executive director of W. Michigan Tourist Assoc. and CEO of W. Michigan Film Office.

 

Saturday, May 30

Blood Drive-9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford.

 

Blood Drive-10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Midwest Mountain Bike Summit at Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE.

 

Free Kids’ Fishing-9 a.m. to noon at Dwight Lydell chapter of the Izaak Walton League, 5641 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing rods, worms and help will be provided at our catch-and-release pond. For more information, call (616) 866-1061.

 

Tuesday, June 2

Rockford Rotary Club Meeting-noon at the Community Cabin,
Rockford. Program to include Valley View Elementary teacher Brenda Holsinger’s Reader Theater. Members enjoy lunch, socializing and speakers, while organizing local and international service projects. To find out more about the Rotary Club or to visit as a guest, contact any local Rotarian.

 

Mended Hearts Meeting-7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, in Room 8815 on the eighth floor. Mended Hearts, a volunteer nonprofit support group affiliated with the American Heart Association, offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395.

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