July 15 2010

Letters to the Editor — July 15, 2010

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Cannon Township Trustee endorses MacGregor Editor, As most of you know there are nine Republican candidates campaigning for the State House in the 73rd District. This is a result of Tom Pearce being term limited. I am supporting Peter MacGregor for this position because of his nine years with the township government, three years as a trustee and six years as supervisor. I have been privileged to serve with Peter these nine years on the Cannon Township board. Because he has shown great ability and responsibility in local government, I am supporting Peter in the August 3 primary. As supervisor, Peter has always had a genuine concern for the township citizens welfare, keeping a balanced budget and making sound decisions on local issues. In addition, Peter has other numerous endorsements including Representateve Tom Pearce, Senator Mark Jansen, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Grand Rapids Chamber of Cammerce, PAC and Peter Kruer. I encourage everyone in the 73rd District to vote the candidate with the most practical experience to lead us. Please elect Peter MacGregor on August 3. Dick Davies Cannon Township Truste LaPeer endorses MacGregor for State Representative  Editor, The 73rd House District Republican Primary has many fine candidates. There is one person in the race, however, that I believe to be a very exceptional candidate and that I would like to highly recommend to voters: Cannon Township Supervisor Peter MacGregor. I have worked with Pete for over 15 years in local government service, watching as he progressed from Planning Commissioner, to Township Trustee, to Township Supervisor. In all these positions Pete exhibited strong leadership in the form of listening to our residents, taking care of their needs, and formulating sound government policies based on his ingrained “customer service” orientation. Worthy of mention in this difficult year, Pete took the lead in re-examining our local budget priorities, driving a budget process that achieved balance, and yet reflected vital priorities such as police, fire and roads. In addition to a strong local government background, Pete has extensive experience as a small business owner, and well understands that essential component of Michigan’s’ economic future. This combination of experience, customer service, hard work and discipline make Peter MacGregor the very best candidate for voters of the 73rd House District […]

Rockford Register — July 15, 2010

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Now–August 7 KDL Summer Reading Club—Make reading fun and rewarding this summer, and sign up for the “Make a Splash at your Library” Summer Reading Club at any Kent District Library branch—for kids entering grades five and under, readers and pre-readers. For more information visit www.kdl.org.  Thursday, July 15 Alive & Well Performance at Lowell Summer Sizzlin’ Series—7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowell Riverwalk. This classic rock band includes Roger MacNaughton of Bostwick Lake Congregational Church.Free admission.  Wildlife Safari—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Go wild with the Animal Guy and encounter exotic animals from around the world! For all ages. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940.  Friday, July 16 Nature Discovery Hour—10–11 a.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to explore the Red Pine Center, visit “nature stations” indoors and hear a story. Afterward, families are encouraged to take a hike and bring a sack lunch to eat back in the interpretive center. This event is free. Please contact the Nature Center online at www.kentconservation.org/hcnc or call (866) 675-3158 to RSVP so we know how many children to expect (child’s name, age and phone number or e-mail address).  Saturday, July 17 Christmas in July Sale—noon to 5 p.m. at the Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive (just off Northland Drive), Rockford, sponsored by the Rockford American Legion Auxiliary. Books and gifts for all ages.  Sunday, July 18 Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VFW Post 3946, located at 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults; $3 for children.  Monday, July 19 Free Food for Needy Families—5 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 Kuttshill Drive, Rockford, with a Mobile Food Pantry providing free food for needy families in the North Kent community. For more information, call the church at (616) 866-1556. Beyond Magic with Magician Tom Plunkard—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. This high-impact magic show is loaded with new tricks! For all ages. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940.  Tuesday, July 20 Country Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner […]

Save the Earth one block at a time

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You don’t have to save the whole Earth to help save the Earth. Chloe Dunham and her friend Sydney Goad decided to “help save the Earth” by picking up and disposing of trash in their neighborhood and the parks near their home whenever they see it. They both live in the Sierra Estates neighborhood in Rockford, they came up with the idea themselves. They made posters with the Earth on it, and their slogan is “Save the Earth! You don’t what it’s worth. “ Chloe’s mom Shannon and husband Don Dunham, and Sydney’s parents, Kelly and Nick Goad are so proud of them for coming up with this idea themselves and they do it on their own, never prompted or reminded by anyone

A Message for You — July 15, 2010

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Are you thirsty? by Pastor Michael Cisler North Kent Bible Church When I was in college, my roommate and I worked for a few hours a day at a package shipping company in Georgia. After four hours of loading boxes on trucks, we would be hot and thirsty. When we got home we would share a pitcher of flavored sugar mixed with water. It was cold and wet and felt very refreshing. Unfortunately, this sense of refreshment only lasted about a minute. After that, we would be very thirsty again and no matter how much of the sweetness we drank, we would still be thirsty. I later learned that the sugar actually made us thirstier because the body uses water to break down the sugar we were consuming. No matter how much of the wrong thing we drank, we remained thirsty. In John chapter four, Jesus has a discussion with an individual about water. They are together at a well, drawing water, and Jesus begins a conversation comparing physical water with a spiritual need. He says in John 4:13-14, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” When we recognize our need to come into a relationship with God and we make a decision to come to Him, we receive this water Jesus is talking about. We receive the gift of holy spirit to help us in our lives and, as Ephesians chapter one says, this gift is a “deposit guaranteeing our inheritance.” This need of God that we have is one that we sometimes attempt to fill with other things. Because these are the wrong things to fill this need, we will always remain thirsty. When we come to Him, we will never be thirsty again.

Engagement — July 15, 2010

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Anton-Lueders John and Ruth Lueders of Rockford announce the engagement of their son, David Matthew Lueders, to Amy Marie Anton. Amy Anton of Lansing is the daughter of Gerald and Pamela Anton of Niles, Mich. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Niles High School, and a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University. She is employed by Auto-Owners Insurance Company. David Lueders of Lansing is a 2003 graduate of Rockford High School, and a 2007 graduate of Michigan State University. He is also employed by Auto-Owners Insurance Company. Attending the bride will be maid of honor Patty Anton and bridesmaids Sarah Lueders, Jami Fujawa and Mandy Fox. Attending the groom will be best man Jason McIntyre and groomsmen Bobby Anton, Darren Bolinger and Matt Enell. The couple are planning an August 21, 2010, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, Mich. They will honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, and will reside in Lansing.

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