The Rockford High School class of 1959 is hoping someone out there knows where some of their graduating classmates are. The class will celebrate their initiation into the Golden R Club (graduates of RHS who have reached or passed the 50th anniversary) on June 27. The missing classmates are Carol (Noxon) Wynsma, Vicki (Nelson) Taylor, Bernice Newton who had changed her name to April Keck, Bernie Bronsink and Diane (Cassone) Johnson. The group last met for their 45th class reunion, which was held at the Community Cabin in downtown Rockford. If you have any information about how any of these five people can be reached, please call Marilyn Foster Nowak at (616) 243-9908. Pictured are four of these five classmates from the Rockford High School yearbook of 1959.
April 9 2009
And so is pet fur. Many people believe that it is the warming rays of spring sunshine that causes shedding…not so. Dogs shed based on length of daylight not heat, so shedding is an issue for pets and their parents from coast to coast. Here are some tips to keep your fur friend and your space freer of flying fur: 1. Brush and follow with combing your dogs’ coat regularly to remove loose fur and dander. (By saying “regularly” means weekly if not daily.) 2. Bathe dogs every six to eight weeks to moisturize their skin and minimize shedding. Use a high quality shampoo created specifically for your pet’s pawticular skin type. There are even products that reduce shedding. Always follow with a conditioner. You may also wish to consider using a grooming spray between baths to control static electricity, cause less tangling and matting and to manage the shedding. 3. Feed a high-quality diet with high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Those ingredients help condition the skin and coat. Provide plenty of fresh clean water. 4. Offer only healthy treats that are rich in antioxidants instead of junk food. Yes, even in the pet world there are junk foods. Ingredients like salmon, tuna and duck promote luxurious and healthy skin and fur. Pets enjoy green beans and carrots as treats also. 5. Keep regular appointments with your vet and qualified groomer to nip potential skin/coat loss problems—like allergies, parasitic infections, hormonal disorders, thyroid conditions and matting—in the bud.
Gentle but confident student leads by example AnnMarie Aulbach, age 10, is the daughter of Ron and Shawn Aulbach and sister to Brennan, Aislynn, Brysonn and Braylenn. She is known by her teachers as a person of genuine consideration and respect for others. Her gentle but confident nature allows her to lead her peers in a positive direction. AnnMarie is a leader by example, who reaches out and is willing to help at any time. A sensitive student, she recognizes when someone needs help before being asked. Her teacher recalls when one of her peers was struggling to finish an assignment, AnnMarie guided the student through the work without giving answers but by helping him understand the concepts and skills involved. A member of the safety patrol at Valley View, AnnMarie enjoys volunteering her efforts. She also is willing to assist in the classroom and during recess. She also served as a student council member at her school. She was selected to be vice president of her school store. It is clear this girl enjoys life every day in the positive way she interacts with peers and adults. She is humble and does not do things for personal gain or for recognition, but simply from her heart. AnnMarie is motivated by her love of life, her faith and her belief in helping others. She loves to dance and sing and is involved with musical productions at her church. She also enjoys camping, swimming, spending time outdoors and doing things with her family. A member of BridgeWay Community Church, she is on the music team for Family Matters, the Kids Bible Challenge team and the Fifth-Sixers youth group. She has participated in Odyssey of the Mind for two years and served as a Green Team member for one year. With her quiet, confident nature, her genuine consideration of others and her strong belief in the value of helping others without seeking personal gain, AnnMarie is an Example in Excellence at Valley View Elementary.
by JENNIFER MORAN Quantum Touch energy healing is something that has been used since the beginning of time. However as time progressed, we’ve become lazy and started quickly covering up the symptoms of disease instead of giving the body proper food and living situations so that it can heal itself naturally, as it is intended to do; as it was made to do. Our bodies are disease-fighting, bug-fighting, healing machines when we let them! Quantum Touch works with the body at a cellular level, restoring the natural energy levels we are supposed to have and smoothing them out, ridding our bodies of all the stress and disease we subject ourselves to every day. We spend day after day worrying and spending energy that is unnecessary. When we finally stop for a minute and our body is offered extra energy that it can use on healing itself, it can literally supercharge the healing process! Our bodies are amazing! We just have to support them and allow them to be! Western medicine most definitely has its purpose, and I’m very thankful that medical doctors and nurses are available when they are needed. There is also a lot that we can be doing to make those visits to the doctor less frequent and less costly. We need to take time and have patience with our body, so that we can begin to listen to it instead of masking all the cries for help, also known as symptoms. We can now learn to give our body the proper tools and time in order for it to heal itself naturally and completely. Soon, I’m sure we’d find that once we’ve stopped simply covering up the symptoms and actually start getting rid of the root problem then there will be fewer illnesses in our society; less obesity, less people who have to suffer with depression and chronic back pain and headaches. Quick fixes and fast food have been the American way up until now, but it’s never too late for a change! We can learn how to be healthy and teach the next generation. Every minute, cells are dying, yet every second our bodies are making new cells to replace them. Every single part of the body is made up of […]