October 1 2009

SCOR U13 girls win Autumn Classic soccer tournament

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On a beautiful fall weekend in Traverse City, with perfect weather for soccer, the Soccer Club of Rockford (SCOR) U13 girls rallied to win in overtime against a tough opponent from Detroit, 2-1. The girls outscored their four opponents for the tournament, 12-2. Pictured are (front row, l–r) Holly Chapin, Rachel Lawrence, Rachel Moore, Kadison Klausing, Rylie Dalton, Rachel Neubecker, Ali Loding; (back row) Coach Pat Dalton, Rylee Lenon, Bri Malstrom, Amanda Hume, Alyssa Benaske, Lauren Engelkes, Mackenzie Vallad, and Assistant Coach Barb Engelkes.

Keep-a-Cap close to home for some Rockford families

October 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

by NICHOLAS J. CONKLIN The West Michigan Whitecaps have been an integral part of the West Michigan sports scene over the past 15 years. With the successes of league championships in 1996, 1998 and 2006, and the many other accomplishments, the parents and families of the players take a large amount of pride in their sons. But, while many of these players tend to come from across the country and even around the world like Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Taiwan, the question of where they live is often one that is forgotten. Unlike major league players, the players just breaking into the minor leagues often do not have the large contracts and salaries of their big league counterparts. With the added movement that many players make throughout the different levels, apartment hunting may be too time consuming and costly for them. That is why the West Michigan Whitecaps decided to adopt a unique and personalized way in which to help house players. By calling upon the support of the surrounding communities, the Whitecaps were able to establish the Keep-a-Cap program. The program has been a team initiative since they began play in 1994. Although totally voluntary, nearly 90 percent of players yearly participate in the program, and over 50 families have been involved since its inception. In order for a family to become hosts, they must pass a selection process as well as a home evaluation. The process typically begins around the beginning of January for the upcoming season. Whitecaps Community Relations Coordinator Anna Peterson begins the applicant process by sending an application to current and past host families. After communicating with the interested family, a home visit is scheduled and then, if the family can be approved, the family profile is complied and sent along to the players. The host families are required to provide the players with a room and bathroom facility, as well as cooking and laundry facilities. However, the players are mainly on their own when it comes to cleaning and transportation—and pay a small fee for their living expenses. Rockford has been one area that has taken to housing many of the Whitecaps over the years. With over six host families in the Rockford area, and over 20 families […]

Classifieds – October 1, 2009

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HELP WANTED Looking for part-time experienced stylist, possible chair rental. Send resume to: M.J. Dalton Hair Design, 4384 14 Mile Rd., Rockford, MI 49341 or call (616) 863-3333. b40 ______________________ BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Former Kansas teacher guarantees monthly income from home. Get yours now. Call 1-800-679-4356 ext. 8360, or www.mondocharlie.com/kcs.php. b40cp ______________________ FOR SALE CENTURY WOOD STOVE—by Vermont Castings. New in box, glass door, ash drawer. Heats 1,000 sq. ft. area. $496 new, $250 now. Rockford (616) 874-8891. p40 ______________________ Antique desk with hutch, cubby holes, shelves, doors, beautiful condition. Dated late 1800s. $775. Call (616) 866-1478, leave a message. ftfn ______________________ GARAGE SALE Relay for Life Garage Sale—Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, under the tent at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4610 Belding Rd., Rockford. b40 ______________________ Cystic Fibrosis Garage Sale—Saturday, October 3, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 193 Courtland St., downtown Rockford. Proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. p40 ______________________ Yard Sale—October 1-3, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ladies clothes, larger sizes, jewelry, furniture, dishes, knickknacks, many household items, 2008 Impala. 314 W. Muskegon, Cedar Springs. p40cp ______________________ FOR RENT A spacious one-bedroom ground floor apt. located in beautiful and quiet Victorian home at 110 N. Park Street in Cedar Springs. All utilities and trash pick-up included. $650 per month, no smoking or pets. (616) 696-9393. b42cp ______________________ Perfect for one person, charming upstairs studio apt. located in beautiful and quiet Victorian home, located at 64 E. Maple in Cedar Springs. $475/mo. includes all utilities, trash pick-up and snow removal. Laundry room on location. No smoking or pets. (616) 696-9393. b42cp ______________________ Very pleasant and quiet 2-bedroom duplex/apt. Located at 134 N. Grant Street in Cedar Springs. Laundry room with washer and dryer, full basement. $550/month includes water, you pay heat and electricity. No smoking, no pets. (616) 696-9393. b42cp ______________________ Spacious upstairs 2-bedroom apt. located in beautiful and quiet Victorian home at 110 N. Park in Cedar Springs. Laundry room on location. One-stall garage included. $675/mo. No pets, no smoking. (616) 696-9393. b42cp ______________________ Rockford Hills Condo—8771 Courtland Drive, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, garage, walk-out, deck. $975/mo. (616) 458-8200. www.gr4rent.com. p40 ______________________ Rockford—2-bedroom in mature adult modern four-plex. Heat, trash, water, carport included. No smoking or pets. $590/mo. (616) 887-8501 or (616) 291-3078. p41cp ______________________ […]

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