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A police officer attempts to stop a car for speeding and the guy gradually increases his speed until he’s topping 100 mph, but the police car is faster. The man eventually realizes he can’t escape and finally pulls over. The cop approaches the car and says, “It’s been a long day and my shift is almost over, so if you can give me a good excuse for your behavior, I’ll let you go.” 

The guy thinks for a few seconds and then says, “My wife ran away with a cop about a week ago. I thought you might be that officer trying to give her back!”

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Hometown Happenings 9/17/20

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.

Book Sale at the CS Library

Sept. 17-19: The Cedar Spirngs Friends of the Library is hosting a Book Sale on Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18 from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, September 19 from 9 am to 12 pm, in the Community Room at the Library. Masks are required. Open to the public with Limited Capacity. Bargain prices! #38

Fall Rummage Sale

Sept. 17-19: Sand Lake United Methodist Women’s Fall Rummage Sale will be held on  September 17-19, weather permitting. Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-1. Sale will be outside in front of the Church at 95 W. Maple St. in Sand Lake (NW corner of the park). #34-38

Drive By Firefighter Appreciation

Sept. 19: We love our Firefighters! Residents of Sand Lake, Nelson Township, Ensley Township and Pierson Township, on Saturday, September 19th at 7 pm, drive down the Village of Sand Lake on Main Street to show appreciation of our Sand Lake Firefighters. Firefighters will be standing in front of Rosie’s Ice Cream. Make your banners, honk your horns and turn the lights on. #37,39

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Ridgefest at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

Local bible camp raises fun and funds through family festival

Come join Pine Ridge Bible Camp, 8415 17 Mile Rd NE, for a night of fun for the whole family on September 18! Laser tag, go karting, glow in the dark dodgeball, and more! Open to people of all ages. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Payment will be taken the day of event. Cash is preferred. $15/person. All listed activities included. Food can be purchased for an additional fee from the snack shop. Masks are encouraged but not required outdoors.

Schedule: (Participation is optional for all events)

  • Doors open: 5pm
  • Laser Tag: 5-8pm
  • Snack Shop: 5-9pm
  • Ninja Course: 5-8pm
  • Go Karts: 6:30-8pm
  • Glow Fest: 8-11pm
  • Bonfire/Outdoor movie: 8-11pm
  • Basketball, Sand Volleyball, Gaga Ball, 9 square, and Playground: 5pm-dusk

For more information on this event, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/908559022965071 or to donate directly, go to https://www.pineridgecamp.com/donate.

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Food for thought

A doctor was addressing a large audience in the local Grange Hall on health and nutrition.

“The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us years ago. Preservatives, chemicals, pesticides, fillers—they all can be found in modern food and cause inflammation and other problems in our guts. But there is one food that causes the most grief and suffering for years after we eat it. Can anyone tell me what it is?”

After several seconds of silence, a 75-year-old man in the front raised his hand and softly said, “Wedding cake.”

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Hometown Happenings 9-11-20

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.

Bradlee Dean at Crossfire Church

Sept. 15: On Tuesday September 15th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm Crossfire Church will be hosting Bradlee Dean, a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host of The Sons of Liberty Radio show. Crossfire Church is located off of Northland Drive at 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford, MI 49341 (in the old American Legion building.) This is a free event. A freewill offering will be taken. Please sign up if you plan to attend: https://crossfire-ministries.org/events. #37

Fall Rummage Sale

Sept. 17-19: Sand Lake United Methodist Women’s Fall Rummage Sale will be held on  September 17-19, weather permitting. Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-1. Sale will be outside in front of the Church at 95 W. Maple St. in Sand Lake (NW corner of the park). #34-38

Drive By Firefighter Appreciation

Sept. 19: We love our Firefighters! Residents of Sand Lake, Nelson Township, Ensley Township and Pierson Township, on Saturday, September 19th at 7 pm, drive down the Village of Sand Lake on Main Street to show appreciation of our Sand Lake Firefighters. Firefighters will be standing in front of Rosie’s Ice Cream. Make your banners, honk your horns and turn the lights on. #37, 38

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Sharing a meal

An old man and his wife decided to have dinner in the local fast food restaurant. The old man walked right up to the cash register, placed his order with no hesitation and then paid for their meal. The couple took a table near the back wall and started taking food off of the tray.

There was one hamburger, one order of french fries and one drink. The little old man unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half. He placed one half in front of his wife.

Then he carefully counted out the french fries, divided them in two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife. He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them.

As the man began to eat his few bites of hamburger the crowd began to get restless. You could tell what they were thinking. “That poor old couple. All they can afford is one meal for the two of them.”

As the man began to eat his french fries, one young man stood and came over to the old couple’s table. He politely offered to buy another meal for them to eat. The old man replied that they were just fine. They were used to sharing everything.

Then the crowd noticed that the little old lady hadn’t eaten a bite. She just sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink. Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy them something to eat. This time the lady explained that no, they were used to sharing everything together.

As the little old man finished eating and wiped his face neatly with a napkin, the young man could stand it no longer. Again he came over to their table and offered to buy some food. After being politely refused again, he finally asked a question of the little old lady.

“Ma’am, why aren’t you eating? You said that you share everything. What is it that you are waiting for?”

“Oh!” She said with a laugh and flashed him a toothless grin. “I’m waiting for the teeth!”

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Hometown Happenings 9-3-2020

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.

Scout Ceremonies

Sept. 9: On September 9th at 6:30 pm, Scouts USA Troops 222B, 222G and Cub Scout Pack 3220 will conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony to demonstrate the proper disposal of unserviceable USA Flags. This will be followed by a Court of Honor where members of Troops 222B and 222G will be presented merit badges and rank advancements they have earned this year. As the concluding event, Cub Scout Pack 3220 will hold their traditional Cross Over Ceremony where the Cub Scouts are officially inducted into the Scout Troops. The ceremonies will be held at the south end of Morley Park parking lot. Those attending need to bring their own seating and plan to sit in family groups to maintain the required social distancing. Masks will need to be worn during the event. #36

Blood Drive at CS UMC

Sept. 15: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30pm until 7pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/108185 A patient could be forced to pass up a lifesaving organ, if compatible blood is not available to support the transplant. #36

Fall Rummage Sale

Sept. 17-19: The Sand Lake United Methodist Women’s Fall Rummage Sale will be held on Thurs, Fri, & Sat September 17,18,&19 weather permitting. We have moved our annual sale up from October to September so we can be outside. We will be accepting donations on Friday and Sat. Sept 11&12 from 9-Noon at the Church. #34-38

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Free performance of “We are Monsters”

In the Heart of Cedar Springs Amphitheater

Cast members of “We are Monsters” will perform on the Amphitheater stage in the Heart of Cedar Springs this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

WHIMPERING WAMBAT! What a remarkable time we live in! Social distancing, designer face coverings and now….Vegetarian Vampires!

These unusual creatures are just part of the cast that make up the Cedar Springs Community Players (CSCP) summer production of “We are Monsters”. Summertime for the CSCP has always been dedicated to children’s theatre and this year is no exception. Directors Angela Wilbur and Erika Wood have put together an ensemble of 22 child actors to sing, dance and tell a story of the Monster Cabaret which is held in an old warehouse. Three human children decide to explore the warehouse and stumble into a rock and roll rendition of “Howl at the Moon”, performed by a group of werewolves. The vampires soon take the stage and being their Rockette version of “My Fangs Get in the Way”.

During rehearsals, several parents shared that they are so happy that their children have had the opportunity to perform. “The Directors have been so enthusiastic and are flexible with the rehearsal schedule given that we all are still juggling work, school and vacation time” one parent shared. The parents and players are working to make sure that the mandate is being managed during rehearsals “My favorite part”, one parent shared “is that the directors are allowing the kids to develop their characters on their own and choreograph their own routines”. This was so apparent when Maya Quigley who plays Oozy Lumpa, the sweet, but slimy monster who longs for her childhood friend, approached the stage and said to Director Erika “I think I choreographed my song, but is not real good right now”. “Show us” Eric encouraged “It’s your song, let’s do this”! Maya began to perform a soulful and well-choreographed rendition of “Be in Touch” which even included a COVID elbow bump! So clever and comical.

“We are Monsters” will be performed at the Amphitheater in the Heart of Cedar Springs.  Performances will be August 28 & 29 at 7:00 p.m. and August 30 at 3:00 p.m. There will be no cost to see the performance. The park will allow for blankets and require social distancing guidelines be adhered to. This performance is a tribute to our youth who have come as far away as Wyoming and Grand Rapids, Michigan to have their children take part in this production. The CSCP asks that the audience practice any state issued policies and enjoy the energy this group of young people want to share with you.

Due to changes under the Governors order, please follow us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cedarspringscommunityplayers to keep up to date on the performance. 

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No returns

A reader who asked not to be named, shared this true but funny story with us:

Around our 20th wedding anniversary my husband and I were having dinner at my parent’s house. The conversation was not about our anniversary, nor anything in particular. We were all quietly enjoying the meal when my husband looked across the table at my Mother and matter-of-factly said, “You had her for 20 years, I had her for 20 years, now it’s your turn again.”

I thought my father was going to choke on the bite of food he just put in his mouth, while trying to stifle a laugh. 

At the time, I did not think it was funny, but it didn’t take long for me to see the humor in it. Anyway, he did not get rid of me and they did not take me back and we have been married 50 years.

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Hometown Happenings 8-27-20

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.

Fall Programs at HCNC

Sept. 8: Introducing new fall programming at Howard Christensen Nature Center. STEM and Branch Programs give your student socially-distanced socializing while exploring exciting hands-on, student-centered, outdoor project-based learning. Let us help you reduce the stress of virtual or homeschool with this exciting new option in the woods. Email: info@howardchristensen.org. #34,35p

Fall Rummage Sale

Sept. 17-19: The Sand Lake United Methodist Women’s Fall Rummnage Sale will be held on Thurs, Fri, & Sat September 17,18,&19 weather permitting. We have moved our annual sale up from October to September so we can be outside. We will be accepting donations on Friday and Sat. Sept 11&12 from 9-Noon at the Church. #34-38

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