March 26 2009

Cannonsburg Elementary’s Kabe Beach: an Example in Excellence

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Selfless student works hard, helps others Kabe Beach, age 10, is the son of Craig and Laura Beach and brother to Grant, Avri and Thang. At Cannonsburg Elementary, teachers and staff know Kabe for his integrity, empathy and unfailing ability to see others with an open heart. Kabe’s compassion and respect for those around him is apparent in his concern for those who are less fortunate. His daily choices reflect his desire to help others. Kabe is a person who perseveres. School is not always easy, but Kabe shows an optimism and determination that are a true credit to his strength of character. Kabe never loses his willingness to show an interest in the welfare of others. An enthusiastic participant in organizations that help cure the world’s ills, Kabe is involved with Relay for Life, Jump Rope for Heart, and UNICEF. According to his teachers, “Kabe is a genuinely selfless young man with an accepting, compassionate heart.” He is a student with a Biblical outlook, living his faith in a practical manner. He acts on his compassionate desire to help others. He continually overcomes physical, health, academic and speech issues and is an inspiration to peers and staff at Cannonsburg. Kabe enjoys soccer and football as well as other outdoor activities. He loves nature, reads a great deal and is very interested in history. On the computer, Kabe has fun building empires and castles. He also loves his participation in Kids on the Rock church. Although Kabe does not find academics naturally easy, his hard work, perseverance and continuous concern for and the desire to help others make him an Example in Excellence at Cannonsburg Elementary School.

Kent Conservation District offers spring seedling sale

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Download a free catalog with forty species of trees available for this year’s spring seedling sale from the Kent Conservation District. Find conifers, hardwoods and wildlife shrubs being made available this year, as well as many types of wildflower seed and mixes, backyard composters and rain barrels. The sale can accommodate plantings large and small as trees are sold in units of 10 to 1,000 seedlings.  Options are designed to fit anyone’s budget with 10 seedlings starting at $10 and 1,000 seedlings starting at $225. The Kent Conservation District is located at 3260 Eagle Park Dr NE, Ste 111, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. The number is (616)942-4111 ext 100.

Rockford Comedian gets first and last laughs

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Reaching out for laugher—Cooley Law Professor by day, stealth comedian by night, Rockford resident Don Peterson got the first and last laughs at the Elks Lodge, in Flat Rock (Mi), Saturday, March 14 as host and a featured comedian at Comedy Night. Petersen performed for over 300 people and is a well known and busy comedian, and respected lawyer.

Equest Center hosts Easter egg hunt

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Who doesn’t love an Easter egg hunt! How about an Easter egg hunt to support a great cause? That’s wonderful, but it gets even better! On Saturday April 11 the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding is hosting the following events: • 7th annual breakfast with the bunny, catered by Applause, served 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. • Meet Equest’s horses • Horse drawn wagon rides • Full petting zoo • Musical entertainment from Amadaun • Arts and crafts for the kids • Face painting • Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. • Be sure to get a picture of the kids with the Easter bunny and “Challenger” Equist’s own equine Easter bunny. A special thanks to Applause Catering for their continued support of Equist’s Amazing Equestrians! The entire community is invited to attend. You can get advance ticket prices by calling (616) 866-3066 or get your tickets the day of the event. The center is located at 3777 Rector N.E., just off Summit between 12 and 13 Mile roads. All proceeds go to help Equest Kids!

Rockford resident celebrates 105th birthday

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The Rockford Squire recognizes lifelong Rockford resident, Mary Carpenter, who celebrated her 105th birthday on Wednesday, March 25. Her church family at Rockford United Methodist Church asks everyone to remember her with a card (belated is fine).  Her address is: Bishop Hills, 4951 Eleven Mile Rd. #28, Rockford, MI 49341. The Rockford Squire also wonders if Mary is our oldest resident. Is there another Rockfordite who we should be recognizing for their great achievement in age? Let us know at or give us a call at (616) 866-4465. We would love to congratulate them as well.

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