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Honors band performs

High school band members. Back row: Jadon Grifhost, Tyler St. Amour, Allison White, Cecilia Smith, Gavinn Shields. front row; Katie Levandowski, Alivia Mesler.




On the first week back to school, a select few Cedar Springs Middle and High School students were a part of Honors Band at Orchard View High School in Muskegon, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. 

High school band member Jenna Alcumbrack.

The kids got to spend the day learning new music and putting on a performance at the end of the night for family and friends.

Middle school band members. Names unavailable at press time.

We would like to say bravo on a great day and the evening performances by both the Middle and High School District 7 Honors Bands!

We are proud of our Cedar Springs Band members who were nominated and selected to participate in these elite groups!

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Jogging your memory


An elderly couple had been experiencing declining memories, so they decided to take a power memory class where they teach you to remember things by association.
A few days after the class, the old man was outside talking with his neighbor about how much the class helped him.

“Who teaches the class?” asked the neighbor.

“Oh, ummmm, let’s see,” the old man pondered. “You know that flower, you know, the one that smells really nice but has those prickly thorns, what’s that flower’s name?”



“A rose?” asked the neighbor.

“Yes, that’s it,” replied the old man. He then turned toward his house and shouted, “Hey, Rose, what’s the name of the instructor we took the memory class from?”

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Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.


theTable at The Springs Church

Jan. 17,24,31: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Author Veronica Kirin at CS Library

Jan. 22: Come to hear Author Veronica Kirin at the Cedar Springs Public Library on Tuesday, January 22, from 7-8:30 pm as she shows her documentary of interviews she conducted with the Greatest Generation on her travels across 12,000 miles in the US. Her question for the 100 elders and theme of her new book, “How has technology changed society over the past 100 years?” Q & A, followed by a book signing. #3

Auditions for Radio Skits

Jan. 23,24: The Cedar Springs Players will be auditioning for the performance of an array of classic radio skits which includes An evening with George & Gracie; Abbott & Costello’s Who’s on First; and Firesign Theatre’s Nick Danger. Auditions for 8 men and 3 women (ages 16 and older) will be held at the Cedar Springs Public Library on January 23rd and January 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Performance dates will be March 14, 15 & 16th. #3,4b

KDL Lab Experience: Dream It, Build It!

Jan. 26,29: Develop fine and gross motor skills, patterning, shape recognition while building fun, cool buildings, such as towers, play houses, large structures and more! For ages 6 and older. Saturday, January 26, 1:30 pm and Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 am, Nelson Township/Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #3

Valentine Craft Making Class

Feb. 1: Valentine Craft Making Class will be held on Friday, February 1st from 9am-Noon at the Cedar Springs Public Schools Administration . Participants will create up to 20 cards using stamp, punches, embellishments and more. These are a great way to send special notes over the holidays or attach with gifts. The course is $30 and includes most supplies. Please bring you own adhesive stickers and scissors. Registration deadline is January 24th and can be done through Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation. Forms are online at www.csaparksandrec.com or at their office in the CSPS Hilltop Building. #2,3b

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Who’s in Charge

Two dogs and a cat died and went to heaven. 

They all arrived at the pearly gates at the same time, and St. Peter was there to greet them. They could see the Lord sitting on his throne behind St. Peter.

St. Peter spoke to the German Shepherd first. “Tell me what you have done in your life that qualifies you to enter heaven?”

“All of my life I loved my master, served my master, and protected my master,” explained the German Shepherd.

“You have done well,” said St. Peter. “You may enter and sit on the right hand of the Lord.”

The dog trotted in and took up his post.

St. Peter then asked the Black Labrador the same question.

The Lab gave her answer. “All of my life I, too, loved my master, served my master, and protected my master,” she said.

Then came the cat’s turn, but he only seemed interested in the scene behind St. Peter. “What’s the matter?” asked St. Peter.

The cat pointed at the Lord. “He’s sitting in my chair.”

St. Peter nodded. “You, too, have done well. You may go sit on the left hand of the Lord.”


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Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.


theTable at The Springs Church

Jan. 10,17,24,31: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Jan. 13: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, January 13 at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). We will be blessed with the musical talents of Sharon Parker, who will share her message through her music. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #2b

Michigan Blood Drive

Jan. 15: Michigan Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, January 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main, Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103958.All blood collected stays in the state of Michigan to first help your local citizens in need. #2

KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

Jan. 19: No heavy lifting required for these robots. Cubelets are robot blocks that connect together to create quirky little robots. Come and explore these bots to see what cool tricks and moves you can make the bots do by combining different cubes. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, January 19, 1:30 PM, Nelson Township/Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St. #2

CreativiTea

Jan. 22: Unwind from the holidays and indulge in an artsy adventure. Sip a warm beverage and munch on a snack while you create your own masterpiece. For adults. Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Spencer Township Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #2

Valentine Craft Making Class

Feb. 1: Valentine Craft Making Class will be held on Friday, February 1st from 9am-Noon at the Cedar Springs Public Schools Administration. Participants will create up to 20 cards using stamp, punches, embellishments and more. These are a great way to send special notes over the holidays or attach with gifts. The course is $30 and includes most supplies. Please bring you own adhesive stickers and scissors. Registration deadline is January 24th and can be done through Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation. Forms are online at www.csaparksandrec.com or at their office in the CSPS Hilltop Building. #2,3b

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Founder of Men and Ladies of Honor coming to Cedar Springs

Tony Rorie, author, speaker and founder of Men and Ladies of Honor, will speak at Cedar Springs High School media center on January 17.

Tony Rorie, the founder and Executive Director of the Men & Ladies of Honor, will be coming to the Cedar Springs High School media center on Thursday, January 17, at 7 p.m. to speak about this character education program for youth ages 11-17 that is creating world changers for Christ all over our nation and in 13 additional countries. You will be informed and resourced to support and launch Honor groups in the public schools of Michigan. For more Information, call Randy Badge at (616) 799-5776 or email rrbadge@hotmail.com.

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Kent District Library Presents Let It Snow

Win Prizes for Reading

Your favorite winter reading program for adults is back! Kent District Library is pleased to present Let It Snow. Adults (18 and older) who participate and read a minimum of six books in different categories between January 2 and March 31 will receive a Let It Snow 2019 ceramic 15 oz. mug. Participants who finish an additional four titles are entered into a drawing to win an iPad.

“Let It Snow is a unique program that encourages adults to read for fun in a lot of different genres,” said KDL Programming Manager Kip Odell. “It’s exciting to read and receive a cool prize, a new Let It Snow mug!”

In 2018, 1,413 people completed Let It Snow.

 Participate online at kdl.readsquared.com or pick up a print form at any KDL branch.

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Dishwasher Repair

Mrs. Smith’s dishwasher quit working, so she called a repairman.

He couldn’t accommodate her with an evening appointment, and since she had to go to work the next day, she told him: “I’ll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I’ll mail you the check. By the way, don’t worry about my Rottweiler. He won’t bother you. But, whatever you do, do not under any circumstances talk to my parrot!”

When the repairman arrived at Mrs. Smith’s apartment the next day, he discovered the biggest and meanest looking Rottweiler he had ever seen.

But, just like she had said, the dog just laid there on the carpet, watching the repairman go about his business.

However, the whole time he was there, the parrot drove him nuts with incessant cursing, yelling, and name-calling. Finally the repairman couldn’t contain himself any longer and yelled: “Shut up, you stupid ugly bird!!”

To which the parrot replied: “GET HIM, Brutus!!”

This Joke of the Week is brought to you by Classic Kelly’s

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Hometown Happenings

Start your weight loss resolutions with TOPS

Jan. 8: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #01

CASSA Registration

Jan. 9: Cedar Area Select Soccer Association (CASSA) has extended our deadline to fill the U13/U14 Boys Spring team. Anyone interested and born between 2005-2006, please contact Mia Goeddeke and Adam Petty by emailing registrar@cassasoccer.com for more information. Player fees are $230. Last date to register is January 9, 2019. #52,1p

theTable at The Springs Church

Jan. 10: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting

Jan. 15: 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month @ 7pm to 8:45pm. Each meeting is an opportunity to improve our communication and leadership skills. We improve our communication by sharing our stories in prepared presentations. We build our leadership skills by serving in meeting roles and planning events. Visit our friendly, supportive, social environment. Find us on Facebook! Meet us at Meet-UP! Better yet, attend our meeting at Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Road, Rockford, west entrance. Share the FUN!! For info, call Sue at 616-481-9840 or visit our website http://www.nkctm.org. You’re Always Among Friends At Toastmasters — Where Leaders Are Made!! #1

Owl Prowl at HCNC

Jan. 18: Naturalist Greg Swanson is back to introduce you to owl biology. He will start with an indoor presentation then we’ll head outdoors to see if he can call one in to say hello. The outdoor portion of the event is for those 10 years old and older. Free child care and crafts provided inside for the younger set. Friday, January 18 from 6 pm – 8 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Members: $3 per person or $10 per family of 4+. Nonmembers: $5 per person or $15 per family of 4+. Preregistration is requested (to ensure enough supplies) at www.HowardChristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #1

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Red Flannel Festival looking for next year’s theme


Do you have any idea that you think would be a good theme for next year’s Red Flannel Festival? This your chance to get your idea heard!

Nancy Deyman, president of the RFF, is reaching out to the community to submit their ideas.

“Season’s Greetings from the Red Flannel Festival Board! We wish you warmth, wonder and many moments of joy this holiday season,” she said. “While you’re enjoying your families and headed into the New Year, keep in mind that we need your ideas for a theme. This coming celebration is our 80th year; so get your creative juices flowing!” 

Send in your ideas to: 

The Red Flannel Festival Office

Attn: President  

PO Box 43  

Cedar Springs MI 49319 or email to president@redflannelfestival.org.

Dead line for submissions is January 15, 2019.

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