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The saga of the sewing machine ad

 

The following is an ad from a newspaper that appeared four days in a row—the last three hopelessly trying to correct the first day’s mistake.

Monday:
For sale: R. D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale.  Phone 948-0707 after 7 p.m. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who lives with him cheap.

Tuesday:
Notice: We regret having erred in R. D. Jones’ ad yesterday. It should have read “One sewing machine for sale cheap. Phone 948-0707 and ask for Mrs. Kelly, who lives with him after 7 p.m.”

Wednesday:
Notice: R. D. Jones has informed us that he has received several annoying telephone calls because of the error we made in the classified ad yesterday. The ad stands correct as follows: “For sale: R. D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Cheap. Phone 948-0707 after 7 p.m. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who loves with him.”

Thursday:
Notice: I, R. D. Jones, have no sewing machine for sale. I intentionally broke it. Don’t call 948-0707 as I have had the phone disconnected. I have not been carrying on with Mrs. Kelly. Until yesterday she was my housekeeper, but she has now quit.

 

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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.

Rummage Sale

Oct. 16-18: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 Maple St., is hosting a Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, from 9 am to 5 pm and October 18, from 9 am to 12 noon. #42

 

Garage Sale for CSHS Wrestlers

Oct. 16-18: A garage sale for the Cedar Springs High School Wrestlers will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 16, 17 & 18 from 9 am to ?, at 4266 Ives Farm Lane, Cedar Springs, off White Creek Ave., north of Russell Rd. Furniture, household, clothes. All proceeds to support the CSHS Wrestlers upcoming trip to State. #42

 

Craft and Home Business Sale

Oct. 18: St. Peter’s Lutheran Ladies Guild is sponsoring their Craft and Home Business Sale on Saturday, October 18th. Stop in at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 East Division St., Rockford between 9 am and 3 pm. Public is welcome. Free Admission. #42

 

Hayrides at Pioneer Church.

Oct. 18: Join us for hayrides, hotdogs and cider this Saturday starting at 6 pm at Pioneer Church. A wagon will travel along our 1 mile path located at the corner of Algoma and 17 Mile Rd. Follow the two track up the hill or enter from the Algoma Ave. driveway. Any questions, visit our website: www.pioneercrc.org or give us a call at 616-696-9120. #42

 

Free Movie! “God’s Not Dead”

Oct. 18,19: A very powerful movie, with great explanations and scientific research. Free admission, free popcorn, free lemonade and reasonable soft drinks. Showing at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, Saturday October 18th at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday October 19 at 3 pm. #41,42p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 20: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, October 20th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #42p

Sensational Senses!

Oct. 21: See, hear, smell, touch, taste! Come join us as we explore the world through our five senses! For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, October 21 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

Spectacular Pumpkins and Gourds

Oct. 22: The Greenville Garden Club presents: Spectacular Pumpkins and Gourds on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm. The feature speaker is Julie Glover, a member of the Michigan Gourd Society and the Gourd Society of America. She will share techniques for carving, painting and preparing gourds. Public is welcome. Greenville Area Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. For more information call 616-754-9163. #42

Free Money Management Classes

Oct. 22: “Plan your Financial Future” classes are Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 9 pm in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. Registration is free by calling 616-754-7706. #42

MCC’s Haunted Indoor Forest

Oct. 24,25: Montcalm Community College’s Art Club hosts it Haunted Indoor Forest from 6 to 8 pm on October 24 and 25 in the Instruction North Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A $2 donation is suggested for admission. #42

Pumpkin Walk and Carving

Oct. 25: Pumpkin carving and trail walk at Howard Christensen Nature Center. $8 per person (includes one pumpkin). The evening begins at 5 pm at the Red Pine Center with pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. After carving and judging, the pumpkins will be lit and laid out along a trail where a pumpkin lit trail walk will take place. Event lasts until approximately 8:30 pm. 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42,43

 

Harvest Brains at KDL

Oct. 25: Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth Street. For teens, grades 6-12. #42

Exotic Pet Bird Fair and Expo

Oct. 25: The Great Lakes Avicultural Society’s 38th Annual Exotic Pet Bird Fair and Expo will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 4 pm at the 28th Street Showplace, 1256 28th St. SW Wyoming, Michigan. This is the largest bird fair in west Michigan and features birds for sale, toys, cages, food and other supplies. There will also be raffles, a bake sale, and educational displays about companion birds and their proper care. NO birds may be brought in by the general public. For more info: 616-361-0140 or email mawtiel@aol.com. #42

 

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Bootacular at Solon Market

ENT-BooWhere do ghosts go for a good time in Cedar? Solon Market, of course!  The Market is hosting its second annual Bootacular Event this Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Ghoulies and Ghosties and little beasties are all welcome to participate in a costume contest, parade, trunk-or-treat and a craft.  There will be treats for everyone and special treat bags for the first 25 kids to arrive.  Prizes will be awarded for the most original, scariest and cutest costumes.  The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. so don’t be late!

ENT-BatsThen Zumba-ween with Monica Sanders.  The dance is on for a full hour of fun beginning at 11:00 a.m.!  Come in costume or come in streets, but be prepared for a fun-filled workout! Never tried Zumba? Here’s your chance! It’s free! It’s invigorating! It’s a blast! What are you waiting for?

Solon Market is located at 15185 Algoma Ave. Market hours are 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Treats will be given out throughout the Market day, but the costume contest begins at 10:00 a.m. See you at Market!

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What to choose?

An angel suddenly appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean of the college that, in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, he will be given his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom or beauty. Without hesitating, the dean selects infinite wisdom.

“Done!” says the angel, and disappears in a cloud of smoke and a bolt of lightning.

Now, all heads turn toward the dean, who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light. At length, one of his colleagues whispers, “Say something wise.”

The dean looks at them and says, “I should have taken the money.”

 

 

 

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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.

 

Children’s Blessing of the Pets

Oct. 12: A children’s Blessing of the Pets will be held in the fellowship hall at The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main, on Sunday, October 12th at 2 pm for children grade 6 and under. Medals for all. Please bring an adult and provide restraint for your pet. We would love to meet you and your pet. For more information contact Keith at 616-696-1246. #40,41p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Oct. 14: 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 Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #38

 

Community Food Truck

Oct. 16: We will be having a Community Food Truck coming in to serve 100+ families food to take home. Thursday, October 16th starting at 4 pm. The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant, Cedar Springs. First come, first served. All people that are food deficient will be accepted. No income or other guidelines. If you need a little help show up! #41

 

Elvis Meets Tom Jones Tribute

Oct. 18: Elvis meets Tom Jones Tribute Performance by the International Award Winning Irv Cass! Saturday, October 18th at 7 pm at the Rockford American Legion – 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford. Doors open at 6 pm. Reserved VIP seats $15 – General admission $10. Call 616-866-2001 for more information and/or to purchase tickets. #41

 

Free Movie! “God’s Not Dead”

Oct. 18,19: A very powerful movie, with great explanations and scientific research. Free admission, free popcorn, free lemonade and reasonable soft drinks. Showing at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, Saturday October 18th at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday October 19 at 3 pm. #41,42p

 

Y do You Hate Me?

Oct. 21: The Kent School Services Network is presenting “Y do You Hate Me?” (Anti-Bullying) with speaker Jeff Veley, President – Where Are You Going Productions. Jeff is a former troubled teen turned award-winning youth speaker with a powerful message for students, parents and educators. He engages diverse audiences through illusions, clean comedy, and speaking on topics like bulling and healthy relationships. Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium. Open to parents, students and community members. #41

 

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Write Michigan short story contest 

ENT-Write-Michigan-KidsBookSigningThe third annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, the competition that drew nearly 900 Michigan writers in its second year, is back.

The contest is presented by the Kent District Library, Schuler Books and Music, and Herrick District Library.

Stories can be submitted at www.writemichigan.org through November 30. Writers of all ages can enter, with separate categories for Youth (11 and under), Teens (12-17) and Adults (18 and up). Details include a 3,000-word maximum length; $10 entry fee for ages 18 and above, free for 17 and under; Michigan residents only; all entries must be submitted online. Winners are chosen by public vote for the Readers’ Choice award and by a panel of judges for the Judges’ Choice award. Voters and judges choose winners from the top ten semi-finalists. The top honor in each category receives a $250 cash prize. Winning entries will also be published by Chapbook Press.
“Write Michigan is a wonderful opportunity for authors of all ages to get published,” said Heidi Nagel, Communications Manager at Kent District Library. “The young winners are especially excited to see their stories in print.”

Winners will be honored during an Awards Ceremony taking place on Saturday, March 21 at Schuler Books & Music. Susan Dennard, author of the young adult Something Strange and Deadly series, will present the keynote.

Participating libraries are offering writing workshops for adults, teens and children. Details can be found at www.writemichigan.org/events.html.

For more information, visit www.writemichigan.org.

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Montcalm Neighborhood Watch picnic

 

Saturday, October 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

The Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch program is teaming up again with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, Montcalm County Emergency Services, the Montcalm Township Fire Department, numerous other area fire departments, and many additional agencies to offer an old-fashioned picnic for the whole family to enjoy and to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. The activities are planned for Saturday, October 4th from11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Montcalm Township Hall Complex located on M-91 in Turk Lake. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy free hot dogs, chips, and ice cream, plus lots of fun, demonstrations, displays, and entertainment from WGLM 106.3 Radio who will be broadcasting live during the event.

This will be the seventh year this event has been held and it promises to be the best display of county services ever provided.

One of the most fascinating and informative exhibits over the past couple of years has been the demonstration of extrication procedures by the Montcalm Township Fire Department. They will be using the Jaws of Life to demonstrate their skill in extricating victims from two vehicles involved in simulated crashes. Several other area fire departments and their specialized equipment will also be present to represent the mutual aid cooperation that exists between agencies and to bring awareness to the National Fire Protection Week, which begins the following day.

Many other exhibits and demonstrations will be available including the ever popular Smoke House, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Marine Division, the Dive Team, the Mobile Command Center, Michigan Working Dogs, the Montcalm County Animal Shelter, a dunk tank, and United Lifestyles Drunk Driving Course. A Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch representative will be available with information to help you keep yourself, your family and property safe.

A Michigan Blood Drive is being added this year as a way in which to give back to our community and its residents. They will be present from 10 until 2 for donations and state they would prefer appointments, if possible. Interested individuals may contact Clif Dickinson @ 616-754-1780.

For more information in the picnic, please contact Dawn Miles at 616-788-8602.

 

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CROP Walk in Howard City

 

Plans are under way for this year’s CROP Walk against hunger in Howard City.  The walk has become an annual event each fall in the Panhandle section of Montcalm County. The purpose of the walk is to raise money to help feed the hungry CROP, which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, and is sponsored by Church World Services. This is a cooperative ministry of over 35 denominations across the country working together to erase poverty.

This year’s Crop Walk is slated for Sunday, October 12 at 1:30. The walk will start at Ensley Park in Howard City and will go for approximately 4.5 miles before ending back at the park. And if the prospect of walking over 4 miles is not all that enticing, walkers are not required to go the whole distance, but can do whatever portion they are comfortable with. Refreshments will be served to all participants at the end of the walk.

The CROP Walk itself is an over 65-year-old tradition that has raised millions of dollars. Each year walks are held in communities all over the country. Not only is money raised, but volunteers endeavor to raise public awareness of the problems of world hunger. The motto “We walk because they walk “ sums up the spirit of volunteers as they strive to make a difference.

One very important aspect of the CROP Walk is that 25 percent of all money raised stays in the local community. In our area this is the Helping Hands food pantry in Howard City. The rest of the money goes to Church World Services  to help fund their many programs both in the US and throughout the world. These programs cover a wide spectrum, ranging from emergency food in Africa, to supplying agricultural tools to farmers in S. America, to to building schools in Asia.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a person or group looking to make a difference. For more information, interested parties are urged to contact Heritage United Methodist Church at 231-937-4310.

 

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What did you say?

 

A farmer walked into an attorney’s office wanting to file for a divorce. The attorney asked, “May I help you?”

The farmer said, “ I want to get one of those dayvorces.”

“Do you have any grounds?” asked the attorney.

“Yeah, I got about 140 acres.”

“I mean do you have a case?”

“No, I don’t have a Case, but I have a John Deere,” replied the farmer.

“No you don’t understand,” said the attorney. “I mean do you have a grudge?”

The farmer smiled. “Yeah I got a grudge. That’s where I park my John Deere.”

“No sir, I mean do you have a suit?”

“Yes sir, I got a suit. I wear it to church on Sundays.”

“Well sir, does your wife beat you up or anything?” asked the attorney.

“No sir, we both get up about 4:30.”

“Okay, let me put it this way. WHY DO YOU WANT A DIVORCE?”

The farmer shook his head. “Well, I can never have a meaningful conversation with her.”

 

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