A Message for You — January 14, 2010

Take an interest in one another by PASTOR JEFF WILLIAMS Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking Is Not the Answer,” includes this reflection in his author’s notes: During my first year on the Stanford faculty in 1988, I sought out professor John Gardner […]

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Obituaries — January 14, 2010

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Cook Mr. (Richard) Jack Cook age 83, of Rockford, born May 10, 1926, passed away peacefully Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2009, surrounded by his loving family, who take great comfort in knowing he celebrated Christmas with Jesus. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, WWII, 1943-1946, and was a member of the […]

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Community service group to host United We Knit event

Over 700 hand-knit items to be donated to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans In the aftermath of the Civil War, the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans was constructed to meet the needs of Michigan veterans. Today, the home continues to serve as a symbol of Michigan’s promise to her veterans, providing compassionate, quality, interdisciplinary care […]

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All health department locations offering H1N1 vaccination

So, you think you don’t need the H1N1 vaccination? Isn’t the “swine flu” over? Not so, according to Cathy Raevsky, administrative health officer for the Kent County Health Department (KCHD). “While the worst of the flu season could be over,” said Raevsky, “we don’t know what we’ll see this winter or spring. Another wave of […]

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Concert to benefit RHS Youth Initiative

On Friday, Jan. 29, Vertigo Music in Grand Rapids will be hosting a benefit concert for Rockford High School’s Youth Initiative. Live bands will be playing from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the cost is $5 at the door. All proceeds will go toward Youth Initiative’s Habitat for Humanity home. This student group has been […]

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