Tag Archives: February 25 2010

Low-cost vaccine, dog-licensing clinic offered

The Humane Society of Kent County and the Kent County Animal Shelter are teaming up to host a low-cost vaccination and dog licensing clinic, Saturday, Feb. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Kent County Animal Shelter, 740 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids. At the clinic the Humane Society will offer rabies vaccinations for $15 and distemper vaccinations for $10. Since the clinic is designed for licensing, vaccinations are for dogs only and will only be offered to those purchasing or renewing their dog license. No appointment is necessary, but the Humane Society reserves the right to decline service to aggressive dogs.

All dogs in the county must have a license if four months of age or older, or within 30 days of acquiring a dog or moving into the area. The deadline for license purchase is March 1. Dog licenses are $11 for altered dogs and $24 for unaltered dogs. For senior owners (62+), licenses are $6 for altered dogs and $12 for unaltered dogs. All prices double after March 1, and owners are subject to citation and/or misdemeanor charges. All licenses require proof of current rabies vaccine and spay/neuter status. Licenses are also available at the Kent County Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of Kent County.

For more information on the dog licensing vaccination clinic, please call the Humane Society of Kent County at (616) 453-8900 extension 210, or the Kent County Animal Shelter at (616) 632-7300.

Rockford Register — February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25

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. This week’s guest speaker is Bruce Schedlbauer of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. For more information, contact Dianna VanAntwerp at (616) 866-1760.

Friday, February 26

Marvel-ous Mother/Son Dance—6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Rockford Middle School Cafe. Bring mom or that special someone to enjoy an evening of entertainment. Come dressed as your Alter Ego in your favorite Super Hero costume, or feel free to use your civilian identity. Join up with your ultimate alliance for an evening of adventure! Save the date!

Hoops for Haiti—6 p.m. at Rockford High School Gymnasium, presented by Rockford basketball in conjunction with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (HFAP). This “Orange-Out” event features the Rockford Rams versus Muskegon Big Reds, a Hoops for Haiti t-shirt sale, silent auction, kids’ games, face-painting, shooting contests, bake sale, giveaways, and information about HFAP. Proceeds to benefit HFAP and the work that a team of Rockford teachers will be doing there in August. For more information, visit haitifoundation.com.

Saturday, February 27

Free Soup Supper—4 to 6:30 p.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford.

Second-Hand Sale—9 a.m. to noon at American Legion Auxiliary Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr. (at Northland Dr., between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads). Admission is $1, to benefit the American Legion Auxiliary. Sale items for all kids, all seasons, pregnancy to teen, including clothing, toys, sports gear, baby gear and more! No strollers, please.

Sunday, February 28

Grand Rapids Youth Symphony Concert—3 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall, downtown Grand Rapids. General admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students/seniors. Tickets available at the door or in advance. For more information, call (616) 866-6882 or e-mail to gryouthsymphony@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 2

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 Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.

Mended Hearts Meeting—7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St., Grand Rapids, room 8815 on eighth floor. This nonprofit support group—affiliated with American Heart Association—offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395.

Wednesday, March 3

Business Counseling—Starting a new business or have questions about your existing business? The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) would like to help. SCORE is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is dedicated to helping the small-business community through no-fee mentoring, business counseling and low-cost workshops. A SCORE counselor will be at the Chamber starting at 9 a.m. Please call the Chamber at (616) 866-2000, Mon.–Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, March 4

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Guest speakers will be Eleanor Palmer and Stan Hone of Rockford Lions Club on the history of the Lions.

Fri.–Mon., March 5–8

Spectacular Book Sale—Plainfield Township Branch, 2650 Five Mile Rd., Grand Rapids, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. Hardcovers $1, softcovers 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books only 25¢… used books at bargain prices! For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007.

Saturday, March 6

2nd Annual Bands on the Grand Festival—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Forest Hills Eastern High School Auditorium, 2200 Pettis Ave. NE, Ada, sponsored by Forest Hills Adult Community Band. Admission is free. For more information, call (616) 493-8830.

A Message for You — February 25, 2010

Done for you!

by PASTOR DICK RILEY
Rockford United Methodist Church

Several years ago in California, a seven-year-old boy fell into an old abandoned mine shaft. His playmate ran for help. Rescue workers moved in quickly. Heavy machinery was brought in, and tons of dirt began to be moved.

Finally, after 36 hours of digging, the rescue operation was completed. The seven-year-old was taken out of the old abandoned mine shaft, was taken to a local hospital for tests and, when all the tests were completed and the “green light” was given, he was released and sent home.

On the way home, the boy persuaded his father to go back to the place where the accident had happened. When they arrived at the old abandoned mine shaft, the boy was shocked. He saw that a mountain of earth had been moved by the machinery, and he turned to his father and asked, “Do you mean that all of this was done for me?”

His father stopped the car, hugged his son tightly, and said, “Yes, my son, all of this was done for you—all of this was done to save you.”

That is exactly what the cross means to we who are Christians!

“All of this,” says God, “all of this was done for you—all of this was done to save you!”

And that’s what the holy season of Lent is all about. In this very special season of the year, I strongly encourage you to attend the church of your choice this week, and to remember to thank our gracious God for all that He has done and continues to do for you!

Engagements — February 25, 2010

Pheney-Lamoreaux

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Lamoreaux of Belding announce the engagement of their son, Jason Christopher Lamoreaux, to Maura Patricia Pheney of New York, N.Y.

Jason is a graduate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Aquinas College, and has completed his master’s degree at Western Michigan University. He is the owner of Lamoreaux Auction and Appraisal LLC.

Maura is the daughter of Dennis and Lynn Pheney of Farmington Hills, Mich. She is a graduate of Mercy High School and University of Notre Dame, and will graduate in May 2010 with a master’s degree from Baruch College (CUNY). She is currently employed by the Yonkers School System as the public information officer for Yonkers Public Schools.

The couple has planned a July wedding.

Ingersoll to return to U.S.

Army National Guard Spec. Joel R. Ingersoll is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraqi or Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, respectively. The soldiers return to Fort Dix, N.J. for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard units.

Ingersoll served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Iraq Theater of Operations. An avionics communications equipment repairer, he is assigned to Company B, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa. He has served in the military for six years, and is the son of Lee Ingersoll of Hudsonville, and Deb Cornell of Rockford. In 2004, Ingersoll graduated from Wyoming Community Education, Mich.

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