September 13 2012


September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

HELP WANTED RN, part-time for NE Plainfield Allergy clinic. We offer work-life balance in a positive team setting with respect for the individual. Fax resume to (616) 988-8512.       b38 ______________________ Part-time 3rd shift resident assistant at Bishop Hills Elder Care. Please call Katie or Julie at (616) 866-8227.       b37 ______________________ Old World Olive Press is hiring. The perfect person is someone with a passion for food, events and excitement! Join our team of individuals who enjoy our private in store parties, various wine dinners, working with customers while demonstrating our products in stores, farmers markets, and many other exciting employment opportunities. A positive attitude, and the desire to help develop an energetic and welcoming environment a must. Sales experience preferred, and a knowledge of cooking a plus.       f37 ______________________ Weingartz is looking for a part-time service/set-up person at our Cedar Springs location. Responsibilities include maintenance, prep and light repair of various outdoor power equipment and various shop maintenance duties. Position could be seasonal or year-round with more hours available in the spring and summer. EOE. Please apply in person at: 11875 Northland Drive, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, (616) 696-2913.       b37 ______________________ WORK WANTED Experienced Christian caregiver looking for a part-time or more position. Would be ideal to help care for an elderly parent or individual. Great references, Red Cross training, cooking, errands, etc. Please call Brenda at (505) 504-1617.      f28 ______________________ NOTICES Big Rapids Gun & Knife Show at the Fairgrounds. September 22 & 23: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 22 rifle door prize. J&J Sport Shows, (800) 968-5016.       p38 ______________________ Thank you St. Jude for prayers answered.       p37 ______________________ FOR SALE Outdoor wood furnaces—Eliminate your heating bills with Central Boiler Outdoor Wood Furnace. Fall sale. Call SOS, (616) 554-8669.       b37 ______________________ Bed—queen pillowtop mattress set. Still in plastic with warranty. Must sell! $150. (616) 805-9282.       p38 ______________________ WANTED TO BUY Buying Cars!—Bel Air Auto Service is looking to buy running or non-running vehicles for repairable projects or parts. Please call us for a chance to buy your unwanted cars and trucks, (616) 647-8699.       p46 ______________________   FREE Free J&J Recycling has now expanded to the Rockford area! We take all household appliances, cars, boats, snowmobiles, batteries, etc., […]

Spectrum Health Medical Group expands neurology team

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Spectrum Health Medical Group continues to expand access to Spectrum Health clinical neurosciences programs and services with the addition of three board-certified neurologists. Neurologists Shan E. Abbas, MD, and Ayman Haykal, MD, are fellowship-trained epileptologists. They will see patients in Grand Rapids and, beginning in September, also at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Fremont. Cynthia Hingtgen, MD, PhD, specializes in neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects the peripheral and central nervous systems. Her office is located in Grand Rapids. Dr. Abbas earned his medical degree from Dow Medical College, University of Karachi in Pakistan, and completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology (EEG/epilepsy) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. His clinical interests include exploring the bio-psycho-social implications of neurological disorders and epilepsy, as well as surgical options for the treatment of epilepsy. Dr. Haykal earned his medical degree from Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria, and completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he served as chief epilepsy fellow. Dr. Hingtgen earned her doctorate and medical degrees from Indiana University. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art children’s hospital that opened in January 2011, and 190 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 700 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 600,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with more than 18,000 employees. The organization provided $176.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

Healthy snacks, snack mascots, prizes at Healthy Kids Run at RHS

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

West Michigan Action for Healthy Kids: Race for Healthy Kids has been recognized as a quality physical activity event by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. West Michigan Action for Healthy Kids (WMAHK) is holding the third annual Race For Healthy Kids 5K run or walk and Kids Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at Rockford High School. This family fun event, for both children and adults, is an opportunity to promote physical activity, being active as a family, and good nutrition. Following the 5K walk or run will be a Fun Run just for kids. Kids will run around the Rockford High School track and will be joined by fruit and vegetable characters and other motivating mascots. Prizes will be awarded to the top “banana” and medals to the top three runners in each age group as well as awards for all Fun Run participants. Healthy snacks from each food group, such as low-fat milk, low-fat cheese, whole grain cereal bars, carrots, apples, and water will be provided to participants. There is a $20 pre-registration fee for the 5K walk/run event ($10 student rate) and a $5 fee for the Fun Run. Registration forms can be downloaded from Completed forms and registration fees can be done online or dropped off or mailed to Dawn Davies at the Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. WMAFHK is a nonprofit volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by working with schools and families to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day and ready to learn. The Governor’s Council endorses local, regional and state events to acknowledge an organization’s ability to plan and carry out a quality event that significantly contributes to the health and well being of Michigan residents. West Michigan Action for Healthy Kids: Race for Healthy Kids exemplifies this core value and is endorsed by the Governor’s Council. “By endorsing local events all across the state, we hope to bring attention to the importance of physical activity and encourage our citizens to take responsibility for their health,” said Marilyn Lieber, president and CEO of the Governor’s Council. “These local events can have a tremendous impact on […]

Student door-to-door donation drive nearly doubles goal with 16,000

September 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘This is an example of Rockford students giving outside of their community’ “What did you do on your summer vacation?” This ageless question can be answered unexpectedly by two Rockford students and a host of their classmates. They knocked on over 5,000 doors asking for a small donation for underprivileged kids and ended up with more than $10,000 worth of school supplies. It started as the vision of one Rockford High School senior, John Malley, now attending Notre Dame University. He envisioned donating school supplies to the attendees of the Grand Rapids Boys and Girls Club, a school which works with the Grand Rapids Police Department to help underprivileged or at-risk students. When Malley graduated and left the area, his sister Megan Malley thought the project so worthy that she took up the cause, joined by friend Alison Lang. Today, because of their efforts, there is a new school-sanctioned club in the Rockford district with 21 students working on the cause and with a whopping donation of over 16,000 individual school supplies donated to the Boys and Girls Club. Advisor Marcy Mayle, a teacher at the Rockford Freshman Center, is the overseeing adult of the club, but admits she doesn’t have much to do. “Basically I am just opening my door to these kids. They are doing all the work.” The club, Rockford RH, for Rockford Honors, meets at the center where students are already making plans for next summer’s collection efforts as well as a winter donation drive for hats, gloves and socks. The girls had a unique and smart plan for their collection efforts. With a hot-pink flier in hand they went door to door, starting in the Bella Vista area where John Malley had begun with his project, and asked residents to donate a dollar to buy school supplies or to leave school supplies on their porch for a future pick-up date. “We asked them to staple the flier to the bags so we would know they were for us,” explained Megan. The response was overwhelming and overwhelmingly positive. Four people gave the girls $50 checks, one person gave them a check for $50 and a popsicle each. “We took the popsicles—it was hot,” admitted Alison. “It was pretty amazing,” Megan said. […]

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