August 23 2012

OBITUARIES — William D. Workman

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Mr. William D. Workman, aged 71 of Belmont, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Shirley Workman; children, Michael (Julie) Hall, Patrick (Vicki) Hall, Daniel Hall, Steven Workman, Karen Workman, Jim (Patty) Workman; grandchildren, Alicia Hall, Michael Hall, Patrick Hall, David Workman, Alexandra Workman, Tyler Workman; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Floyd Workman, Donald (Rita) Workman; sisters, Alice Daniel, Darlene (Roger) Fox; several nieces and nephews. William retired from Michigan Plating and Stamping after many years of service. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Dr. NE. The family will greet relatives and friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Winchester Cemetery. Please share a memory and sign the family’s guest book at Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

IN MEMORY — Ryan Karloski

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                  Ryan Jeffrey Karloski “Karlos” 8/4/77 – 8/26/96 Life brings us tears, smiles and memories– the tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever. Missing you…mom and dad

A Message for You

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One way God is talking to you right now by PASTOR JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church I was camping the other night, out in the woods, at 11 p.m., away from light. The night sky was beautiful. I identified a few constellations and wished I knew more. The sight distances are so vast! I regretted how many nights I settle for a ceiling over my head, artificial light, and some screen with its shallow content. God talks outdoors! Look in the sky at night and you can almost hear God quietly and powerfully say, “Yes, I am here.” Did you know that the Bible says God talks outdoors? Here it is, Psalm 19: “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech. Night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.” Look for God outdoors. He is there speaking about his majesty. It is a shame to miss him, so look. You spend too much time indoors: Ceiling above your head, artificial light, building sounds (fans, pumps, compressors), indoor smells (cologne, food, staleness). Have you noticed how being outdoors relaxes you? The sky is big. The smells are nice (usually). The light is pleasant. One thing you miss indoors is that sense of power. God is speaking about his vastness and his power out there in the sky and we humans stay in our rectangular rooms. Of course, we have to go to work. Of course, we must escape harsh weather. But God talks outdoors in a way that we shouldn’t miss. One more thing: No matter where you are on planet Earth, no matter what language people are speaking, no matter what culture is present,  human beings are hearing this voice of God. Tom in Michigan and Kaaya in Tanzania hear the same God-voice in a language they can understand. Soon it will be getting colder and you will have to put forth more effort to be out there. Now, however, it is easy to get out there. Go outside! God is waiting to talk to you. Oh, and while you are out there, say “Hi” back.


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Thursday, August 23 Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan. Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Rockford Rotary Club Meeting—7 to 8 a.m. during the summer at Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch, 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470. Butterflies at Blandford—6 to 7:30 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, for ages 7 and up. Admission is $5 per member or $6 per non-member. Meet Dr. Matt Douglas as he discusses the wonders of butterflies. He is the co-author of “Butterflies of the Great Lakes” and is considered the area expert on butterflies. Douglas is also the author of “The Lives of Butterflies.” For more information, visit or call (616) 735-6240. Friday, August 26 Annual 2nd Best Sale—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 1200 Post Dr. NE, Belmont (corner of Pine Island), sponsored by All Saints Guild (ECW) in support of parish activities. Something for everyone: clothes, toys, housewares, furniture, books, jewelry, and more! For more information, call (616) 784-1111. Saturday, August 25 “America’s Favorite Farm Market”—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through October 27 in the S. Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring “Pure Michigan”-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and much more. Son of Kaleidoscope Concert—4 to 10 p.m. at Bella Vista Church on Belding Road, Rockford. Enjoy 12 different bands (rock, jazz, hip hop, folk, Christian Contemporary, country, even video game music!), and food sales. Admission is free. Bring your lawn chairs. Medicinal Plant Workshop—2 to 3:30 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Ages 12 and up are invited to gain a new perspective on those weeds in your backyard as we make medicinal salves. Cost is $10 per member or $12 per non-member. For more information, call […]


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Rockford High School announces foyer dedication Last year, several Rockford High School students volunteered at the West Michigan Healing Field located at the Cannonsburg Ski Area. Students assisted in carrying and setting some of the 3,200 flags representing lives lost on that somber day. Many of the flags from the project will be proudly displayed at Rockford High School. Four flags are now incorporated into a new design in the front foyer of the school. These flags were ceremonially folded by members of the U.S. Marine Corps, placed in flag displays, and incorporated into a patriotic display that symbolizes the spirit and resolve of our great country in remembrance of the September 11 attacks on the United States. A formal dedication of the foyer is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. For additional information, please contact Rockford High School Principal Dan Zang at (616) 863-6030.  

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