November 10 2011

Artists hold annual show highlighting local talent

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The Rogue River Artists Association held its annual Christmas Show and Sale at the Rockford United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 5. Among the participants were three local artists who were among this year’s Artprize event in Grand Rapids. Two displayed their Artprize work at the show. Pictured are the Artprize entries for Rockford painter Linda Bassford with a [...]

Second annual Girl Scout packing party

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On November 15, the Rockford area Girl Scouts will meet at North Rockford Middle School to once again pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Last year our area troops packed over 150 shoe boxes! Operation Christmas Child is a kids-helping-kids project that uses simple, gift-filled shoe boxes to show millions of hurting children in over 100 countries that they are [...]

Local eighth-graders donate hair

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Katherine Mousel (left) and Ilene Gould (right) donate 11 inches each to the Pink Heart Funds, a charity that provides free wigs to children and women with medical conditions that lead to hair loss. Katherine and Ilene have been friends and neighbors for nine years, making the experience even more memorable for the teens and their families. For Ilene, the hair donation [...]

Chamber U class gives business professionals strategic advantage

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by BETH ALTENA SMARTER—Business people who took part in the Chamber U class, “Creating a Strategic Plan,” learn valuable skills from the free event. Chamber U classes are one of many ways the Rockford Chamber of Commerce helps its members succeed in business. Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) Executive Director Jeanne Gregory allowed her organization to serve as [...]

OBITUARIES

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Markham  Mrs. Luella “Lu” Markham, age 85, of Rockford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 6, 2011. She was a 1944 graduate of Rockford High School. Lu was an executive secretary and loving mother. During the time she worked away from the home, one of her positions was at the Kent County Extension Service for 14 years, and her last position [...]
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