June 10 2010

Bigneys to celebrate 60th anniversary

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There will be a 60th wedding anniversary surprise party for Winfield and Marie Bigney on Saturday, June 19 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Pioneer Christian Reformed Church, 3110 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs. No gifts, just your presence please, and remember it is a surprise.

Obituaries — June 10, 2010

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Paull Mr. Wilfred “Bill” Paull, age 100, of Rockford went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. He was a 1925 graduate of Rockford High School. His working years were spent with Wolverine World Wide in various capacities from warehousing and manufacturing to supervision and as interplant coordinator for the company’s (scientific) Leather Measurement Program. Bill retired after 42 years of service. He was a very faithful servant of God and holds the longest membership (since 1924) at First Congregational Church of Rockford, UCC. Choral music was his passion. Bill sang with the Rockford Congregational Church choir 30 years, and directed various area choirs including being choir director at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 20 years. When directing the choir or singing, you could see by his expression the wonderful contentment that music brought to him. Bill was a member of the Northview Seniors and sang with the Northview Silvertones for 15 years and also sang with the Rockford Community Choir. During leisure time, he enjoyed photography. The Paull family would like to thank Bishop Hills Elder Care Community, Bill’s home for the last five years, for their wonderful care and devotion. Bill is survived by his children, Douglas Paull, and Lee and Faith Paull; his grandchildren, Stephen Paull, Renee and Aaron Harvey, Heather and Tom Emperor; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Coyla (Zimmerman) Paull on December 10, 1983; and brothers and sister, Gordon, Mildred, Mary, Wayne, Alvin, Donald, and Ruth. The celebration of Mr. Paull’s life was Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Rockford, UCC with Rev. Laurel Ten Have-Chapman officiating. Interment was in Rockford Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the building fund at First Congregational Church of Rockford, UCC. Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford. Alcumbrack Mrs. Elizabeth Alcumbrack, age 91, of Rockford passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Elizabeth was raised on the family farm during the Great Depression. Her father was a farmer while her mom was a homemaker. In 1937 she graduated from Rockford High School. For a short time, she worked for Wolverine World Wide and then met the love of her life at […]

Rockford Register — June 10, 2010

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Thursday, June 10 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Schwan’s Sale—2 to 8:30 p.m. at Rockford High School parking lot. Percentage of sales donated to the Rockford Band Parents. Friday, June 11 Cher “Lisa Irion”—7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show starts at the Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive (Northland Dr. between 11Mile and 12 Mile. One night only. Lisa is the winner of 2007 International Celebrity Images Reel Award “Rising Star”, winner of 2006 IGCITA Cloney Award “Rising Star” and appeared as a guest on the Tonight show with Jay Leno, the Rachel Ray show and Lifetime TV. This performance is open to the public 18 and older. Cost is $15 and tickets are available at the Legion Lounge. Fri.–Sun., June 11–13 Rockford Start of Summer Celebration—Fun, music and fireworks. Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. on Main Street. Check out pages 12 and 13 of this week’s Squire for a schedule of events. Saturday, June 12 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. Mon, June 14–Sat, Aug. 7 KDL Summer Reading Club—Splish, Splash, summer reading’s a blast. Make reading fun and rewarding this summer, and sign up for the “Make a Splash at your library” Summer Reading Club at any KDL branch. For kids entering grades five and under, readers and pre-readers. For more information visit www.kdl.org. Tuesday, June 15 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. Huntington Rogue River Blues Series—7 to 9 p.m. at the Garden Park Stage, along the White Pine Trail near the dam, every Tuesday in June. This week features the Jimmie Stagger Band. Friday, June 18 Rockford Summer Jam at the Ted—7 p.m. at the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium, “Home of the Rockford Rams Football Games”. $15 general admission, $30 VIP seating (limited supply). Purchase tickets at the Rockford Community Services offices, […]

A Message for You — June 10, 2010

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We’re all in life together by REV. HELEN H. COLLINS North Kent Presbyterian Church One of my members recently sent the following story to me: A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed this warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.” The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.” The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.” So, the mouse returned to the house, his head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap—alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house—the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it. It was a venomous snake whose tail was caught in the trap. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital. When she returned home she still had a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup. So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness continued. Friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. But, alas, the farmer’s wife did not get well—she died. So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all […]

Words on Weather & Climate — June 10, 2010

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The 2010 Hurricane Season by CRAIG JAMES Most of the forecasts I have seen for this hurricane season are indicating a very active season may be on tap. In fact, if the final numbers reach the upper end of many forecasts, this will be one of the most active seasons on record. The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and ends November 30. There have certainly been named storms before and after those dates, but this is when the majority occur, with the greatest concentration August through October. All of the forecasts I have seen except one are calling for an above-normal season this year. The National Hurricane Center has just recently released its outlook, which calls for “an 85% chance of an above-normal season. The outlook indicates only a 10% chance of a near-normal season and a 5% chance of a below-normal season.” With the majority of the forecasts indicating an active year, I’d be little nervous if I lived in Florida. There are three main reasons for this year’s forecast: 1. an expected la niña condition, which favors little wind shear in the Tropical Atlantic; 2. the current warm phase of the Tropical Atlantic, which has contributed to the high-activity era in the Atlantic basin since 1995; 3. exceptionally warm sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. You can see on the map here all the warm colors indicating above average sea surface temperatures around Central America, the Gulf of Mexico and the Tropical Atlantic. You can also see the cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures in the Eastern Pacific and the Central Atlantic. The band of cool water along the Equator in the Pacific is the developing la niña. This season’s setup is quite the opposite of last year’s season and I am very glad to see that the Hurricane Center did not mention global warming once in their forecast discussion, which can be found at www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/outlooks/hurricane.shtml. The Hurricane Center home page at www.nhc.noaa.gov/ contains a great “frequent questions” section. One of the more interesting answers deals with how tropical storms, or tropical cyclones, are named. Here is a sample: The first use of a proper name for a tropical cyclone was by an Australian forecaster early in the […]

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