Ray of Hope in Depths of Winter

by PASTOR MIKE CONKLIN Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church Here we are, in the middle of a January that will not have the traditional (I think it’s traditional) January thaw. I heard that this is the first time in 24 years that this has happened. I like January thaws. They give us a ray of hope […]

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Classifieds – January 29, 2009

HELP WANTED Administrative Assistant – Part-time, 30 hours, M-F. Excellent people skills, MS Office Suite knowledge, database skills required. Please send resume and wage requirements to Rockford Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 520, Rockford, MI 49341 or e-mail to: brenda@rockfordmichamber.com. (616) 866-2000. b5 Client Service Manager: The North Kent Service Center is seeking a 20-hour-per-week […]

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EITC Receivers get Extra Credit

by JERRY COON Incredibly enough, our Michigan legislature is giving a credit on this year’s tax return that it can ill afford. Michigan’s tax revenues are decreasing by the minute and in approximately the same proportion that the unemployment rate is increasing. However, they have still found it in their hearts to give out a […]

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What’s Cooking – Great 20-Minute Meals

by JEANNE BRIGGS In the time it takes to spin a globe, your family can enjoy flavors from around the world with these quick entrees. Take advantage of timesaving food products to stay within the 20-minute time limit. No matter which culinary journey you choose to make, it won’t take very long to get there. […]

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Kimberly responds to reader’s accusations

Dear Editor, As a mother of two young women and the owner of Kimberly’s Boutique in downtown Rockford, I want to defend any store owner who reports a shop lifting experience (with a reputable witness) to the proper authorities. I will also defend strongly our police department, who execute their training to assist the victim […]

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