May 7 2009

Parsell signs letter of intent to attend GRCC

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Rockford High School is pleased to announce that varsity baseball’s senior captain Mike Parsell has officially signed a letter of intent with Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). Parsell was recruited to play third base for the Raiders. GRCC is regarded as one of the top Division II baseball junior colleges in the country. The Raiders have won an amazing five national titles, including three in a row from 2003 to 2005. This year, Parsell leads the Rams offensively. As of April 26, 2009, he is leading the team in hits, doubles, batting average, slugging percentage and total bases. Parsell carries a 3.77 cumulative grade-point average, and is the son of Tim and Karen Parsell.

Girls water polo near upset at West Ottawa

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by PATRICK KEELEY The West Ottawa Panthers water polo girls celebrated senior night at their pool when they hosted the Rockford Rams on Thursday, April 30. Rockford quickly took control with two goals and it looked like a Ram party instead. Then West Ottawa stopped the Rams’ next scoring try and scored themselves, and the battle was on. Then, both teams each scored three more goals, and Rockford led at the half, 5-4. Kelsey Vermeer scored her third goal of the day to make it 6-4, but West Ottawa defense clicked and the Panthers came back with one goal in the third. Then the Panthers tied the score at six apiece with five minutes to play in the fourth quarter. Molly Wooldridge got the ball in the hole and, with a player drowning her, managed to get a shot off and beat the goalie to give the Rams a one-goal lead. A minute later, Christina Weston looked right and zinged one left into the left side of the net for the final goal to give the Rams a hard-fought 8-6 victory. With the win, the Rams need only one more win-against East Kentwood on May 5, which is also senior night for Rockford-and they will be undefeated in league play. Rockford’s water polo girls have been incredibly busy for the last two weeks, with the varsity and junior varsity teams playing almost 20 games each. The varsity team managed to beat Grand Haven, Hudsonville and Zeeland twice each, plus Grandville, Forest Hills and East Grand Rapids once each. But a tournament final loss to Ann Arbor Pioneer, and losses to Chicago area teams from Stevenson, Fenwick and McCauley, followed by additional losses to Ann Arbor Pioneer and Fenwick May 2 give the Rams more losses than Rockford has had in years. Coach Reickard was philosophical, saying, “In Chicago, we got off to a slow start and made too many mistakes. Then we picked up the pace and our last game was our best. We moved the ball. Fenwick hasn’t been held under eight goals all year, and we had them until the last quarter when they beat us 4-3. It was a successful tournament and it taught us what we need to do to make […]

Classifieds — May 7, 2009

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HELP WANTED Customer Service-immediate openings! Local Grand Rapids outlet for Michigan manufacturing company has immediate openings. No experience necessary, company will train. Also looking for Branch Manager trainee. All positions paid vacations and monthly bonuses. For one-on-one interview, call (616) 243-1250.      b19 ____________________ Friendly person wanted for customer service/sales job at The Rockford Squire newspaper. We are sad our associate just got the “dream job” he has been going to school for. The good news is we have an opening for one new co-worker. A friendly, outgoing, persistant individual will enjoy success here. For more information, call Beth at (616) 866-4465 or e-mail or fax resume to (616) 866-3810.      ftfn ______________________ Mystery Shoppers-Earn up to $100 per day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience not required. (800) 720-5403.      p22 ______________________ HOMEMAKER TO MONEYMAKER-Thinking of a change? Highly selective real estate company seeks career-minded individuals. Must be willing to work hard and be trained. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford Office, (616) 866-4434.      b19 ______________________ JOB OPPORTUNITY-Looking for someone who wants to do more than just a sales job.  A weekly hometown newspaper in northern Kent County has an opening for someone who is creative, organized and likes working with people to join our eight-person company team. Not boring. If you can generate excitement, you can earn while you learn. Commission means you can make your own salary depending on your commitment level. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. If interested send resume to or fax to (616) 696-9010 or mail to PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. No phone calls please.     ftfn ______________________ Accountant and bookkeeper needed urgently. For more information, contact      p24 ______________________ NOTICES Second Annual Cannon Area Business Association Car Show, June 16. To pre-register your classic car, call Ted at (616) 874-4444.      f19 ______________________ Auction: May 16, 10:00 a.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church on Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. Food and beverages available at 11:00 a.m. Call (616) 866-42998 or visit      p20cp ______________________ FOR SALE Beautiful wedding gown, size 4. Wore once for four hours. Off-shoulder, long train, pink sequins and white pearls on bodice and train. (616) 874-4023.      p19 ______________________ Kitchen cabinents-good shape, medium brown, full set. Asking $1,000. […]

Squire Visits Jerusalem

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Sandy and “Sos” Rowland on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. They are there for a one month sabbatical with husband Larry Rowland who is the pastor of Rockford Baptist Church. Camera shy: Simeon and Larry Rowland.

Curbside Service

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Coke was driving in town last Saturday morning when she spotted signs promoting the REF’s “TipToe through the Ted” sod sale. She hurried on over to the high school and purchased six rolls of sod and returned home to place them in her yard. The football turf looked so great she quickly returned to the high school and purchased eight more rolls. Ram football players provided assistance through-out the day by loading sod in purchasers vehicles. About to load sod in the rear of Coke’s vehicle are Rockford varsity football players Joe Stefanski (middle) and Jon Newsome (r). The days activities were sponsored by the Rockford Education Foundation (REF), Rockford Football and Band Boosters. REF administrator Sue Arend tells the Squire that the promotion was a “win-win for everyone involved”. As of Monday morning, May 4, some 500 yards of sod had been sold and she was still busy fielding calls from new first time purchasers as well as those seeking to add to a previous purchase or donation.

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