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Cedar Springs Memorial cemetery walk

 

The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 16th annual Memorial Cemetery walk on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. to honor veterans of all wars.

This year’s veterans will be Ebenezer Jewell, War of 1812; John Roys, Mexican War; Myron Fogleson, Civil War; Joe Osborne, Spanish-American War; Franklin Sheldon, World War I; Kenneth Winters, World War II; Rex Morris, Korean War; and Timothy Towns, Vietnam War.

Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist at the presentation.

They will leave the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 and return there for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings, the event will be canceled. In case of rain, the presentation will be done at the museum.

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Roses for veteran gravesites

 

If you would like a rose to put on a veteran’s gravesite this Memorial Day, the Sand Lake Trading Company, located at 53 E. Lake Street in Sand Lake, is giving away 250 free roses to honor our deceased veterans.

According to Linda Gutzki, of Sand Lake Trading Company, they ordered the roses from a memorial foundation, who, in turn for her order, will place 150 roses on graves at Arlington Cemetery.

“It’s just a way to give back to our veterans,” she explained.

The roses will be no charge, and people may come in to pick one up on Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If people don’t know of a veteran they could honor with a rose, Linda said they would be happy to direct people to the grave of a veteran who doesn’t have any family around.

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Kent District Library now offers online video games

 

Kent District Library is pleased to offer OnePlay, a digital gaming service that allows patrons to instantly download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free with their KDL library card. OnePlay includes over 2,000 games from more than 75 publishers. The collection contains over 1,500 PC titles and more than 500 Android titles.
Patrons can download the games they want to their computer or device and play them whenever and wherever they are—no holds, no waiting. An Internet connection is required to download and activate the game, but games can be played while offline.
Kent District Library is the first library in Michigan and one of the first nationwide to offer this service.

“KDL is thrilled to expand our virtual offerings to videogames through OnePlay,” said KDL’s Executive Director Lance Werner. “OnePlay will enable library users to access videogames anywhere and we feel that it will be very attractive to our teenage card holders. Most importantly, it’s fun and that is what KDL is all about!”
Patrons can visit KDL’s Downloads page at http://www.kdl.org/downloads to get started.

Kent District Library is a public library system operating 18 branch libraries. KDL serves nearly 400,000 residents of 27 governmental units, comprising most of Kent County, Michigan. KDL is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by millage dollars and private donations.

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The secret to a long life

 

A tough old cowboy once counseled his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a little gunpowder on his oatmeal every morning.

The grandson did this religiously and he lived to the age of 93.

When he died, he left 14 children, 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and a 15-foot hole in the wall of the crematorium.

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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.

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

May 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, May 22nd 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). The message will be shared by Harvey and Patti Becker, who will be sharing their music with us. 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. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #20

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

May 25: Pine Grove Senior Café would be honored for all Seniors age 60 and over to come celebrate our Veterans both those who are still here with us, those who have given the utmost and those who live on in our memory.  We would also be honored to serve a meal of Salisbury steak, a Veggie and bread topped off with Orangesicle cookie bars for desert.  Lunch will be served Wednesday May 25th at Noon in our Family Life Center on the northwest corner of M-82 & Beech. #20

16th Annual Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 29: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 16th annual Memorial Cemetery walk on Sunday, May 29th at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years’ veterans will be Ebenezer Jewell, War of 1812; John Roys, Mexican War; Myron Fogleson, Civil War; Joe Osborne, Spanish-American War; Franklin Sheldon, World War I; Kenneth Winters, World War II; Rex Morris, Korean War; Timothy Towns, Vietnam War. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist at the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 pm and return there for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentations in the museum. #20,21p

HCNC Summer Camps

June 14: Beginning June 14th Howard Christensen Nature Center will be holding summer camps. Capture the Flag Camp – June 14-16, Animal Adaptations I – June 20-24, Nature Artists – June 27-30, Team Building I – July 11-15, Jr. Backpacking – July 19-20 (overnight), Archery Camp – July 26-28, Survival Camp I – July 28-29 (overnight), Team Building II – August 1-5, Animal Adaptations II – August 8-12, Survival Camp II – August 18-19 (overnight). Visit the website for more information, www.HowardChristensen.org. The nature center is located at 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #20

Alpha Family Center Annual LifeWalk

June 18: Cedar Springs Alpha Family Center will host its annual LifeWalk Events on Saturday, June 18th at Morley Park in Cedar Street. 5K LifeRun at 8:30 am, Kid’s FunRun at 9:15 am and LifeWalk at 10:00 am, and Baby Bottle Blessing change drive now thru June 19th. LifeWalk is a great time for families which includes a coloring contest for ages 3-10 (deadline to enter is June 1st ), a clown, face painting, balloons, refreshments, door prizes and the chance for everyone to help local families in a very real way. To participate in LifeWalk 2016 pick up your pledge form, a baby bottle for the change drive and an entry form for the coloring contest by stopping into Alpha on Mondays 11 to 5 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 – 4 pm. For more information you may call 616-696-2616. #20,21p

HCNC Cooking With The Stars

June 25: Howard Christensen Nature Center is seeking 8 students to compete with local celebrity chefs in this “Cutthroat Camp” “Chopped” style competition. To apply contact the office, 616-675-3158. Spectators welcome $10 tickets.  #20

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Beat the Boredom

Playing at an area park is just one of the ways for kids and parents to beat the boredom of long summer days until school starts again.

Playing at an area park is just one of the ways for kids and parents to beat the boredom of long summer days until school starts again.

By Judy Reed

When you’re a kid, the long, hot days of summer seem to go on forever. It’s not long before kids exhaust their ideas of what to do and moms hear the familiar refrain, “There’s nothing to do! I’m bored!” Well, don’t you believe it. With a little searching, you’ll find hundreds of activities taking place in West Michigan where families can have fun and spend some quality time together. In this week’s special pullout section of “Beat the Boredom,” you’ll find just a fraction of the many things going on this summer—festivals, summer enrichment programs, camps, plays, and more! Click below to download and see what’s on tap for you this summer!

BeatTheBoredom2016.pdf

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Rotary Cow Plop Winners

Rotary member John Rohrer with Ana the calf.

Rotary member John Rohrer with Ana the calf.

By Tom Noreen

The Cedar Springs Rotary Club conducted their Cow Plop Raffle on May 7 with the help of Ana the calf. The winners, thanks to Ana’s strategic aim, were Stacey Helsel, first place; Kurt Mabie, second place; and Amanda Gerhardt, third place.

The Rotary Club would like to thank everyone that bought a ticket in support of the club’s good works programs. The club sold 816 tickets and raised $2,380, which will be used to send students to Rotary District 6290’s Life Leadership Conference in June.

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“A House Divided” at the Kent Theatre

_ENT-A-house-divided-play“A House Divided”, a new comedy by Scott Phillips, will debut at the Kent Theater May 20. The story is about an older mother who wants her adult children to be one big happy family. But there is one big problem; the siblings can’t stand each other. That leaves Mom with only one alternative—trick and deceive her children into getting along. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned.

The cast  and crew includes Julie Bratton, Terri Riggle, Doug Christensen, John Bagin, Steve Hutchins, Jack Bagin, Roshanah Dayton, Annie Bagin, Dave Schmuker, Madeline Wilcox, Danielle Phillips, Russ Cole, Madison Ruth, Debbie Irwin and Kirsten Bagin.

Show dates are May 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.  There will also be a matinee performance on May 22 at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main, Cedar Springs, MI.

Tickets for adults are $12 in advance/$15 at the door; under 18 years of age only $6. Tickets are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library. You can also reserve tickets at the advanced price by emailing Scott Phillips at phillips4ba@yahoo.com.

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The Post travels to Arizona

N-Post-travels-Arizona-Moleski1N-Post-travels-Arizona-Moleski2-Flat-GranChris and Kelly Moleski, along with boys Jaydon, Carter, and Elliot, traveled to Arizona for Spring Break. They took two special visitors with them—The Cedar Post and “Flat Gran.” While the Post seems to have ventured to Arizona many times recently (as chronicled in recent issues), this was a first for Flat Gran.  Their great-grandmother, Florence Eylander, had dreamed of visiting the Grand Canyon. She was surprised to find that a Flat Stanley version of her was accompanying the family on their trip. Florence was delighted by the daily emails and pictures she received that documented her adventures throughout the beautiful state of Arizona, including climbing to the summit of Camelback Mountain; hiking and climbing the beautiful red rocks of Sedona; visiting Slide Rock State Park; exploring a cave in Flagstaff; taking in an Arizona Coyote and an Arizona Diamondbacks/Cubs game (Go Cubs!); and visiting the Grand Canyon.

Wow! It sounds like both Flat Gran and the rest of the Moleski family had a great time! Thanks so much for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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Joke of the Week

Country refreshment

A man was on a long walk in the country. It got chilly as evening fell, and so he decided to stop at a little cottage and ask for something hot to drink.

The lady of the house invited him in and served him a bowl of soup by the fire. There was a wee pig running around the kitchen, then running up to the visitor and giving him a great deal of attention. The visitor commented that he had never seen a pig this friendly.

The housewife shook her head. “Ah, he’s not that friendly,” she said with a chuckle. “That’s his bowl you’re using.”

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