Leaders of the Rockford Rotary are excited to announce the kick-off of this year’s fruit and nut sale. For over 30 years area residents have looked forward to the club’s annual sale of fresh picked, tree ripened, Indian River oranges and grapefruit. Delivery this year will be December seventh. Rotary members are contacting friends and neighbors for orders as this paper goes to press. Each year the fruit is eagerly anticipated as it offers a sweetness and freshness that can’t be found in the normal market. Fruit is picked and sorted in Florida on the weekend, shipped on Sunday and delivered Monday and Tuesday. In addition to fruit options, Rotarians have been offering fresh roasted cashews for several years. All these products bring a special sense of holiday anticipation to homes and make wonderful seasonal gifts. If you haven’t purchased fruit or nuts before you are encouraged to contact a Rotarian or send your order to Rockford Rotary, Box 492, Rockford, MI 49341. Prices and Quantities are: 4/5 bushel ( approximately 64 oranges) $27 4/5 bushel (approximately 32 grapefruit) $27 4/5 bushel mixed fruit (1/2 order of each) $27 2/5 Bushel any combination of above $20 1/5 Bushel any combination of above $14 1 pound of fresh roasted cashews $12.50 Payment is due on delivery, so include your name address and phone number. Deadline for orders is November 18.
to check out the action as planes were buzzing through the air. Aircraft of all sizes and shapes were on hand for the boys to view and ask questions about. The club members took turns explaining their aircraft to the boys and giving a flight demonstration. Hands on experience was also available through a special computerized flight simulator provided by the club. To end the evening, the boys were presented with their own small glider plane to assemble and fly, by the club. Pack 3285 would like to thank the Wolverine Skyhawks for a great night of flight! IN CONTROL—Jerry Hough works the controls as the Scouts check out the different planes on the display.
The second annual B-93 Roofsit Concert for Kids will be held at the Van Andel Arena on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 7 p.m. The headlining act will be Country Star Dierks Bentley. The opening acts are Garry Allen and Josh Thompson. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster fo $22.50, $32.50 and $42.50. In the week leading up to the concert B-93 Radio will produce five free live acoustic concerts across West Michigan. On Monday, October 26, 2009 Blaine Larson appeared free at Celebration Cinema in Portage. On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Emily West performed free at the Hastings Walmart. On Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Bucky Covington performed free at Tractor Supply in Cedar Springs between 6 and 7 p.m. On Thursday, October 29, 2009 Jimmy Wayne will perform free at Celebration Cinema at Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville between 6 and 7 p.m. On Saturday, October 31, 2009 David Nail will perform free at Celebration Cinema South at 2 p.m. in Grand Rapids.
Book signing event Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Meet the authors and special guest, Fred Meijer at the Rockford North Middle School Auditorium, 397 E. Division (Ten Mile Rd.). In this book Bill Smith and Larry ten Harmsel offer an engaging glimpse into the life of Fred Meijer (b. 1919), a prominent retailer whose Grand Rapids based company has grown from one local store in Greenville, Michigan, to a chain of nearly 200 stores in five Midwestern states. Smith and ten Harmsel have gathered reminiscences from nearly a hundred people who have known and interacted with Fred during the past eighty years—from U.S. Presidents and ambassadors to clerks at the grocery checkout— and the result is a unique biography of an innovative and energetic businessman whose economic, philanthropic, and philosophical influence has been felt across a broad segment of the Midwest. Replete with photos and captivating anecdotes, Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life, is an inspiring read, not only for Meijer buffs, but also for students of business and management in modern America. There will be a short program, after which books may be purchased. Fred Meijer and authors will be available to sign individual copies of the book. Hard cover books are $12 and soft cover books are $8. This event is sponsored by the Rockford Area Historical Society and is free and open to the public.
Word Play Bezel—a groove or flange designed to a hold a beveled edge. (American Heritage Dictionary) Embezzle—To take for one’s own use. (American Heritage Dictionary) Embezzlement—to take a bezzle for one’s own use. (Me) Best money can buy If I say to my legislator, “I’ll give you $50,000 if you vote my way on this law,” that’s illegal and, if he agrees, both of us can go to jail. If I say, “Here’s $50,000 for your re-election campaign. I’d like to talk to you about that law before you vote on it,” that’s legal. Why is this such a good job that political candidates spend so much of their time trying to get re-elected? We pay them to represent us. It makes sense for us to wonder who else is paying them, and for what. Will our elected officials ever pass a law to control this? Fat chance! Taupe talk I need to paint my basement floor and one of the women at the office suggested “taupe.” What’s taupe? Is it something you use to clean the chimney? “Put a little taupe in that stove. Clean the chimney.” Men don’t do “taupe.” We do red, blue, green and black. Oh, there are also colors like “light red” and “dark red,” but no taupe. Don’t confuse us. We have one pair of shoes and we’re lucky if our socks match. Tips for seniors Contrary to what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided: 1. A nose ring and bifocals 2. Spiked hair and bald spots 3. Miniskirts and support hose 4. Ankle bracelets and corn pads 5. Speedos and cellulite 6. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar 7. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor 8. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge 9. Bikinis and liver spots 10. Mini skirts and varicose veins Most importantly, at some point you must give up the pieced-tongue jewelry. It doesn’t go well with the dentures. Senior Road Trip While on a color tour, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. When leaving, the woman left her glasses behind on the table and she didn’t miss them until they’d been driving for about 40 […]