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The Post travels to the Bahamas


The Post recently took a tour of the Bahamas with Josh and Rachel (Reed) Hunt, of Martin. The couple left Miami on a five-day cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line and made stops at Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s own island), Nassau, Freeport (on Grand Bahama Island), and then back to Great Stirrup Cay. That island is the one shown in the background of the photo.

Thank you, Rachel and Josh, for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Be sure to take along a printed edition of the Post and get someone to snap a photo of you or your family with it. Send it to us along with some info about your trip (where you went, who went along, what you saw) and send the photo and info to news@cedarspringspost.com. We will print as space allows. If you forget the Post, please do not photoshop it into the photo. Just take it with you next time!

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Holiday gingerbread house contest

Plan now to enter the “Sweetest Christmas” holiday gingerbread house contest hosted by Double K Farms and the Cedar Springs Public Library.

There will be three categories: 5-8 years; 9-12 years; and a group/family entry. Participants will drop off entries at the Cedar Springs Public Library on Saturday, November 30 between 9 a.m. and noon. Entries will be on display until December 30.

The community will be invited to judge entries December 2 through December 14. Winners will be posted in the Cedar Springs Post and on the Cedar Springs Library’s website on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Awards will be given to first place participants in each category.

Registration forms are available at the library.

For more information, contact Cynthia Karafa at 616-696-2604 or email her at cindy-k-13@hotmail.com. 

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Sand Lake Lions offers A1C screening


420 million people worldwide have diabetes. 1.3 million of those people are in Michigan. Find out if you are headed for diabetes and don’t even know it.

The Center for Disease Control has reported that more than one-third of Americans have pre-diabetes and they are not aware of it. The Lions of Michigan Clubs and the Lions Clubs International Foundation are working with the “Defense against Diabetes” (D.A.D.) program to provide funding and collaboration with the Sand Lake Lions Club to offer a free A1C screening walk-in at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, Education building, on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is also the location of the Lions Club variety sale.

The screening is free, with individual results being provided following. The blood test can identify if you are pre-diabetic and at a higher risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A1C can also diagnose Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as monitor your diabetes treatment plan. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating, physical ability, and stress management. Learn more about diabetes and resources for diabetes education in Michigan at michiganlionsdiabetes.org and www.nmdiabetes.org. 

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Rest in peace


A new business was opening and one of the owner’s friends sent him flowers for the occasion. The flowers arrived at the new business site with a card reading, “Rest in Peace.”

The owner was angry and called the florist to complain.

After he told the florist about the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist replied,

“Sir, I’m really sorry for the mistake. But rather than getting angry, you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, ‘Congratulations on your new location.’”

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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

Nov.14,21,28: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th at 1 pm. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Nov.14,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Tree of Hope for North Kent Connect

Nov. 14,20,21,25,26: There will be a Tree of Hope as part of North Kent Connect’s Holiday Drive located at H&R Block Cedar Springs. Please stop in the office, 14111 White Creek Ave., Nov. 14, 20, 21, 25, 26 and Dec. 4th from 10 am to 5 pm to select an item tag to purchase needed items for area families. All unwrapped purchases must be returned to the H&R Block office by close on Dec. 5th. Please call 616-696-3702 for questions or information. #46,47p

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 16: Sand Lake Lions Club’s Variety Sale will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Education Building, 65 Maple St. Lunch available. Get a FREE AC1 screening for Diabetes from 9 am to 2:30 pm. #45,46b

Courtland Oakfield UMC Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 16: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 & 13 Mile Rd.), will hold its 19th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am – 3 pm. Over 40 crafters, Grandma’s attic, bake sale, silent auction, cookies by the pound, lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. #45,46b

KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

Nov. 16: 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. Saturday, November 16, 10:30 to 11:30 am – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth Street. #45,46p

Michigan Blood Drive

Nov. 19: Tuesday, November 19th 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/103968. Members of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club have supplied homemade cookies to enjoy after your blood donation! #46

Dinner at East Nelson Church

Nov. 20: Celebrate an early Thanksgiving at East Nelson Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE on Wednesday, November 20th from 5 to 7 pm. The menu will be roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, corn, buns, a relish tray and GREAT homemade desserts! #46

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Church  

Nov. 20: Turkey, turkey, turkey. Turkey here, turkey there it’s turkey everywhere. Dear Senior Café friends age 60 or more, come help us close out the 2019 season when we will serve….  Beef Roast and Mashed Taters and you never know when a Relish Plate may appear. We do however, reserve the right to stick a bit to tradition with Pumpkin Something for Desert. Senior Café 2019 Finale opens Wednesday November 20th at Noon in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of Beech & M-82. #46

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Nov. 21: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam session hosted by the Gitchel’s on Thursday, November 21st from 6:30 to 9 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). Join us for an evening of playing or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School. Jam sessions are tentatively planned every other week. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. 3 jam room available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #46,47b

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Fundraiser

Nov. 23: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites the public to their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St. Registration begins at 5:30 pm followed by a large silent auction. The evening ends with a live auction. All adults welcome. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8675 or visit our Facebook Event Page: Pine Ridge Live & Silent Auction. #45-47b

Benefit for Ron Paige Sr.

Nov. 23: Please come and join us on November 23rd at the VFW in Sand Lake at 1 pm for a benefit to help offset unexpected living and medical costs for Ron and his wife while he fights a rare form of Sarcoma (bone cancer). Taco Bar, salad and dessert, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Donation at the door. Ron has touched so many lives with his generosity so let’s help return that generosity to help suppliment the family. If you would like to help by donating or provide baked goods for the bake sale, please text/call Ronny Paige Jr. at 616-788-5606. #46,47p

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The Post travels to the Thumb


TJ Norris of Solon Township, traveled with husband Ken to the Thumb Region of Michigan to get one last road trip in before the snows. While the main display at the Sanilac Petroglyphs, just south of Port Austin, was closed for the winter, there was still a good hike in the woods and enough petroglyphs visible to give a good reason to come back.

Thanks to TJ and Ken for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Be sure to take along a printed edition of the Post and get someone to snap a photo of you or your family with it. Send it to us along with some info about your trip (where you went, who went along, what you saw) and send the photo and info to news@cedarspringspost.com. We will print as space allows. If you forget the Post, please do not photoshop it into the photo. Just take it with you next time!

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Quilting, sewing and crafting at the library


The Quilting, Sewing  & Crafting Group are having fun at the Cedar Springs Public Library. All kinds of projects are being worked on, from making a purse, a tent, and quilts! Anyone can join in, bring a sewing machine, or just watch and pick up tips. Light refreshments and coffee are provided by the group for fun.

Sessions usually run Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to around 4:30 p.m.

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Michigan Youth Challenge Academy Orientation


BATTLE CREEK, Mich.—The Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, a free-of-cost, residential education program for teenagers struggling in school, will be hosting an informational orientation in Grand Rapids on Saturday, November 23. Qualified candidates are between the ages of 16 and 18 and must voluntarily apply to the program, which applies the military model to alternative education.

The Michigan Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) offers youth a chance to take control of their future by providing life skills, educational opportunities and job preparation. Cadets may earn a high school diploma, GED, or recover credits over the 22-week residential phase. They also engage in activities to develop leadership skills, teamwork, physical fitness, employment skills and civic responsibility. The MYCA is a program of the National Guard; however, there is no obligation to enter military service.

Attending an orientation is a mandatory step in the application process for both youth and parents/guardians. 

Attendees are requested to RSVP by contacting recruiters Joan Miller at (269) 968-1368 or Frank Vasquez at (269) 968-1397. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/myca.

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The pain of matrimony


At Sunday School, they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny, a child in the Kindergarten class, seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down clutching his side. 

“Johnny, what is the matter?” she asked.

Little Johnny groaned and responded, “I have a pain in my side. I think I’m going to have a wife!”

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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.

Adult Education Classes

Nov. 7,14,21: Learn more, earn more, make your Grandma proud! If you always wanted to get your High School Diploma or GED, now is the time. Sparta Adult Education is pleased to be partnering with Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs to offer free adult education enrollment and classes every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. Most of the classwork can be done online, with the support of a certified teacher. All classes are free and open to anyone 18 and older. GED test vouchers are also provided free. Come anytime during class time to enroll to the Alpha Family Center, 6 N. First St., Cedar Springs. For more information contact Anne Heyt by email at anne.heyt@spartaschools.org or call 616-292-4842. #44,45p

theTable at The Springs Church

Nov.7,14,21: Meals are served every Thursday from 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! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Nov.7,14,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

15th Annual Holiday Bazaar – Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Nov.8,9: Now a 2-day event! Get your Christmas shopping started/completed at this great holiday bazaar! Shop Friday, November 8th from 11am-7pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm with 40 craft vendors to serve your shopping needs. A lunch counter is available, and in addition all proceeds from a bake sale will go to missions. Enjoy some delicious goodies and in doing so you’re giving to a great cause. There will be homemade pies, breads, cookies, fudge, etc. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Come early, stay late! #43-45b

Bethel Bazaar

Nov. 9: Come browse the crafters, card corner, country store, baked goods and enjoy lunch. Saturday, November 9th from 9 am to 2 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church, ¼ mile east of Northland on M-46, Howard City. #45p

FX Family Experience

Nov. 9: Honor: Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are. Saturday, November 9th. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Open to the public. All are welcome! Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream. At 5:30 enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. FREE event. City Church Rockford, 3233 – 10 Mile Rd. 616-866-3377, citychurchrockford.org/fx. #45p

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 16: Sand Lake Lions Club’s Variety Sale will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Education Building, 65 Maple St. Lunch available. Get a FREE AC1 screening for Diabetes from 9 am to 2:30 pm. #45,46b

Courtland Oakfield UMC Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 16: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 & 13 Mile Rd.), will hold its 19th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am – 3 pm. Over 40 crafters, Grandma’s attic, bake sale, silent auction, cookies by the pound, lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. #45,46b

KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

Nov. 16: 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. Saturday, November 16, 10:30 to 11:30 am – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth Street. #45,46p

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Fundraiser

Nov. 23: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites the public to their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St. Registration begins at 5:30 pm followed by a large silent auction. The evening ends with a live auction. All adults welcome. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8675 or visit our Facebook Event Page: Pine Ridge Live & Silent Auction. #45-47b

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