November 17 2011


November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED Experienced Tax Professional—Action Tax Service Rockford seeks experienced tax professional for 2011 tax season. Experience required preparing corporate, partnership, individual returns. Client interviewing skills required. QuickBooks knowledge beneficial. Flexible work schedule including evenings and Saturdays. E-mail resume to       b46 ______________________ CRAFTS Holiday Bazaar—Sat., Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Courtland Oakview United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave. Crafts, bake sale, Gramma’s Attic, cookies by the pound, fresh Christmas garland. Lunch available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission.       b46 ______________________ GARAGE SALES Moving Sale—Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7401 Kreuter Rd., Belmont. Bedroom/living room furniture, collectibles, many household items. Cash only.       p46 ______________________ Moving Sale—Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 59 Riverchase Drive NE (off Summit just up from the dam in downtown Rockford). Anything and everything you would find in a home is included. Antiques, furniture, books, toys, sports equipment, cameras, tools, piano, dishes… it’s all here.       p46 ______________________ FOR RENT CONDO—2-1/2 baths, 2 large bedrooms, attached garage. Private, Rockford Hills Condos. Call (616) 866-0986.      p48 ______________________SERVICES Do you want a sparkling clean home weekly, every other week, or just a one-time cleaning? Give me a call! References available. Call (616) 433-8124.        ftfn ______________________ LOST AND FOUND FOUND—nine-foot fishing rod by Rogue Towers, downtown Rockford. Call to identify (616) 889-8793.       f46 ______________________ FOUND—women’s wristwatch in RiteAid parking lot about October 13. Call to identify (616) 866-1985.      f44 ______________________ FOUND—gift card in downtown Rockford on October 26, 2011. Call to identify. Speak with Cathy (616) 874-2000.       f44 ______________________ FOUND—one small, gray, female kitten, and one white and gray/black, male cat with 1-year white diamond on back, Northland Estates area, Cedar Springs. Both very friendly. Please call (616) 696-8626.       f42 ______________________ FOUND—Neutered male cat on the White Pine Trail between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads. Tortoise coloring, young, long and skinny. Noticeable marking. Very affectionate and verbal. (616) 874-9119.       f41 ______________________   LOST—Pit bull/terrier mix on Sunday, November 13 around 2:30 p.m. on Northland Drive by Michigan State Police Post; seen near Rockford dam an hour or so later. She is 40 lbs., tan w/white chest, not wearing collar, but is microchipped. Her name is Lilly. She is very people-friendly. […]


November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

State Board of Education challenges Michigan schools  by DR. RYAN KELLEY Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Rockford Public Schools The Michigan State Board of Education has placed a challenge to every student and every school in Michigan, by raising the MEAP/MME cut scores (the minimal score at which a student is considered “proficient”). As the cut score is raised, fewer students will be considered proficient in math, science, reading, writing and social studies. In an effort to show how significant the change will be, the State Board re-released last year’s scores and included what the scores would have been using the new cut scores. The chart displays a sample of the significant changes in the percentage of students labeled proficient, including the county and state averages. Despite the initial decline in the number of students reported as proficient due to the change in cut score, we are confident that the scores will continue to increase due to the many school improvement efforts and the outstanding teachers and students that we have at Rockford Public Schools. The state is challenging every student to perform at a higher level. We are confident the Rockford students will rise to meet and exceed this new standard. Working together we welcome this challenge and we know that our students will continue to accomplish great things. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at your convenience at (616) 863-6556.

CMU announces August graduates

November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Central Michigan University (CMU) is pleased to announce its August 2011 graduates, which includes local students Sarah Abbott of Belmont with a bachelor of applied arts degree,  Zakiah Almani of Belmont with a bachelor of science in business administration degree, Samantha Corey of Rockford with a bachelor of science degree, and Sarah Jacobs of Rockford with a bachelor of science degree.

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