HELP WANTED Full time—Toddler teacher. Experience and education required. Call Weefolk (616) 866-4740. p22 ______________________ FOR SALE Rent camp sites—Camping fun and relaxation in seasonal-only campground at Outlet Pointe on Lincoln Lake. Includes electrical water, and septic. Waterfront lots available. Call (616) 318-4387 for rates. p22 ______________________ GARAGE SALES Downtown Rockford—Antique to Junktique. Brass bed and so forth. Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 119 South Main St. p22 ______________________ Tilicum Farms Neighborhood—Located at the southeast corner of 9 Mile and Young Ave., starting Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Furniture, household items, new items, books, toys. p22 ______________________ Myers Lake—Annual garage sales involving many families. June 9-10, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fishing poles, tools, much more! p22 ______________________ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Youth Group is having a “Pre-Owned Sale” on Friday, June 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The proceeds will be going toward the Youth Group’s Summer Mission Trip. This special fundraiser is being sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in support of Youth Ministries. p22 ______________________ CLASSES AND LESSONS New low rates! Lessons on guitar & many other stringed instruments. Call Joe (616) 874-8582. btfn ______________________ SERVICES Power Washing Services—Decks, houses, walkways, and small commercial buildings. Deck staining also available. Free estimates and references available. Call Jeff (616) 706-9519 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. p22 ______________________ Do you want a sparkling clean home weekly, every other week, or just a one-time cleaning? Give me a call! I can also help with gardening. References available. Call (616) 433-8124. f22 ______________________ LOST AND FOUND LOST—black Nikon camera and case. Last used near the Dam on Easter Sunday. Very important pictures on the memory card. (616) 262-2522. f19 ______________________ FOUND—baby stroller at Rockford Meijer on April.10. Call to identify (616) 813-3614. f14 ______________________ FOUND—set of keys found in the parking lot by Glik’s and Pederson Funeral Home. Call to identify, (616) 532-9477. f11 ______________________ FOUND—young male dog with short hair in the Edgerton and 14 Mile Road area on March 9. (616) 263-9371. f11 ______________________ FOUND—white shepherd mix with choker. 10 Mile and Young area. (616) 690-3803. f09 ______________________ PETS AND […]
June 2 2011
MacGregor votes on sound, balanced budget four months ahead of schedule Just five months into the 96th Legislature, Michigan legislators delivered a properly balanced budget to Gov. Snyder based on real numbers. State Rep. Peter MacGregor voted in favor of the historic budget, which includes the $1.1 billion in spending reductions needed to get Michigan on solid financial footing. “We have done one of the things we came here to do: balance a sound budget with efficiencies, outcomes, best practices, debt reduction with no gimmicks—four months ahead of schedule,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford. “For the first time in decades, the budget has been determined in enough time for those relying on funding to plan ahead for the upcoming year, with our schools only having to see a 1.4% reduction.” The fiscal year 2012 budget minimizes school funding reductions, encourages local governments and schools districts to become more efficient, and gives municipalities, schools and universities ample time to balance their own budgets. House Bills 4325 and 4526, which encompass the state budget, was approved by the state House and will now be sent to the governor for his consideration. Highlights include: • The K-12 budget reduction is effectively reduced to less than $100 per pupil this year for schools that implement best practices. It represents a 1.4 percent decrease in funding; • A total of $256 million will be put into a rainy day fund to allow the state to plan for the years ahead with an assurance of further stability; • An additional $30 million on top of the already-agreed amount—$15 million to counties and $15 million to cities, townships and villages—will help struggling local governments meet their financial obligations; and • The budget moves Michigan closer to regaining AAA bond rating status. Getting back to AAA status means the state will save millions of dollars on interest in borrowing costs.
A group of Central Michigan University students are wrapping up the academic year in France where they are helping carry out the world’s largest showcase of film: Festival De Cannes, which runs from May 11-22. Tara Clark of Rockford, a senior at CMU, is among the 14 students participating in the project. The students are minoring in event management at CMU, which highlights coursework and practical experiences that focus on helping students develop the skills necessary to become successful event managers. “Students will be working behind-the-scenes during the entire festival,” said CMU faculty leader Lorie Tuma. “This kind of experience is invaluable to their future careers.” CMU students also will make professional connections, as they will be working alongside the staff of Robert De Niro, a well-known actor and director. De Niro is serving on the festival’s jury for feature films. To Skype with Lorie Tuma and students in France connect to lorie.tuma. She can also be reached by email at tuma email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> To learn more about CMU’s College of Education and Human Services, visit http://www.cmich.edu/ehs.