August 13 2009

Couple celebrates 49th with Squire

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UP NORTH—Ken and Kathy Rule spent their 49th anniversary with a trip up north and brought along the Squire. Kathy said this year, for the third year in a row, the couple enjoyed their anniversary with a dinner cruise. Pictured on the cruise are the Rules (middle couple), with new friends they made that evening. In front are Judy and Lenny Martin of Florida, on their first visit to Michigan. In back are sisters Sharon and Carol. E-mail your Squire vacation pictures to or stop by our office to visit in person at 331 Northland Drive.

Rockford Register – August 13, 2009

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Friday, August 14 Senior Neighbors Inc.’s Annual Senior Picnic—10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grandville High School, 4700 Canal Ave., Grandville. For more information, call the Sparta Senior Neighbors Center at (616) 887-1273. Saturday, August 15 Totally Free Car Wash—11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the D&W parking lot at 10 Mile Rd., Rockford, sponsored by BridgeWay Community Church. For more information, call the church at (616) 874-7115. Mitchell’s Run—8:30 a.m., downtown Rockford. This 5K race/walk raises funds for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A Kids for Kids Run follows at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $25/person for 17 and older; $17/person for 16 and younger. A picnic follows, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and a silent auction will be held at the Rotary Pavilion until 10:30 a.m. Learn more at Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants. Sunday, August 16 Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults, and $3.50 for children under age 12. Enjoy all-you-can-eat roast beef, potatoes, corn, beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Bring your papers for recycling! “Best dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit Day at Long Lake Park with Ivory Coast West African Bishop Anthony Yeboah—10 a.m. family activities begin, followed by a worship service under the tent. A potluck dinner at 1 p.m. will be followed by baptismal service in the lake at 2:15 p.m. Family games begin at 2:45 p.m. Long Lake is located on the corner of 17 Mile Rd. and Long Lake Road in Sparta. For more information, call the church at (616) 863-8197. Monday, August 17 Free Food for Needy Families—5 p.m. in the Mobile Food Pantry at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 Kuttshill Drive (corner of Northland Drive and Rogue River Rd.; entrance on Kuttshill), Rockford, providing free food for needy families in the North Kent community. For more information, contact the church at (616) 866-1556. Tuesday, August 18 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 […]

A Message for You

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Wanted:  a good friend by PASTOR JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church Recently I heard a mom say that the nicest thing a friend had done for her was to have brought a meal over when she really needed it. Not having that one detail hanging over her head meant a lot. A friend like that is fantastic—and unusual. You need a good friend. Someone needs you to be his or her good friend. What would that friendship look like? Here is a summary of the Bible book called “Proverbs” on the subject: • Constant—“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity,” Proverbs 17:17. • Candor—“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses,” Proverbs 27:6. • Counsel—“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another,” Proverbs 27:17. • Considerate—“Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house—too much of you, and he will hate you,” Proverbs 25:17. I smile at that last one. Good friends even know when it is time to go. Spiritually speaking, Jesus tells us that the very thing that will show him to the world is our treating each other like that. (His actual words: “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another,” John 13:35.) So, my encouragement to you is: When you’ve enjoyed your reading of the Squire, get off your chair and go be a good friend!

Reds hosts recital for Rockford High School choir students

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  While many recent high school graduates are busy with summer jobs, planning for college or pursuing career opportunities, seven young women from Rockford have been studying all summer—and loving it! Rockford High School class of 2009 graduates Dani McDonald, Danea Mather, Michelle Morgan, Liz Downer, Rena Steed, Shannon Wilson and Cristin Jamba have been taking voice lessons and practicing throughout the school year and into the summer months with voice instructor Joyce Kash. Some of the girls will be pursuing music careers this fall at various universities; others just love to sing and want to improve their skills. To celebrate their accomplishments, the girls joined Kash and piano accompanist Diane Crosby at Reds on the River in downtown Rockford for their Senior Recital on Wednesday, August 5. Each girl performed two songs for family, friends and Reds guests. Keyboard World provided the piano for the recital. Reds Executive Chef Glenn Forgie was thrilled with the talent and professionalism of each girl. “This is a real treat for our guests,” he said, “and whenever we can partner with our community and provide a venue for students to gain experience performing, we are happy to help.”

Colemans celebrate 50 years

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Jim and Kay (Ziegler) Coleman of Rockford will celebrate 50 years of marriage on September 12, 2009, with an open house on Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Rockford Community Cabin from 4 to 8 p.m. Their friends in the community are welcome to attend. The couple were married in 1959 in Fond Du Lac, Wis. They have five children, Kelly (Barb) Coleman, Michael (Tammy) Coleman, Gary Coleman, Chris (Lindsay Ryerson) Coleman, Diane (Tom) Biggs; six grandchildren, Jeni, Joe, Maddison, Mitch, Drew, Margot, and one on the way; and four great-grandchildren, Max, Avery, Noah, Levi, and another on the way (in loving memory of Alec and Owen).

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