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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

George is 93 and I am going to be 91 this weekend, October 12, and we have a few things that we would like to say.

We have lived here on Meyers Lake Avenue for 52 years and we believe that living here has contributed to our long lives. We were welcomed so warmly in the area, both in the neighborhood and by the Cedar Springs Public Schools from where our three children were all graduated.

George worked in Grand Rapids and I thought in the Grand Rapids Public Schools for 26 years. I have only good memories of my years there. I wish to say “Hi” to any of my former pupils and their parents, especially from Vandenburg, Morris Primary and Henry Schools along with Coit and other schools where I went as a reading teacher. I would also like to say “Hi” to those students from Caledonia Public Schools, Newaygo County, and Mecosta Rural Schools where I was also privileged to teach.

We had planned to have an open house but since that is not possible, we would like to say to you all while we are still in very good health and enjoying life, thanks for all the memories. Thanks for all of the wedding and open houses that we have attended. Thanks for all the horse back rides with friends and with the Michigan Trail Riders that we have enjoyed. Thanks for all of the many, many dances that we attended-both round and square and, most of all, thanks to everyone at St. Mary’s Church in Sand Lake for all of the support that they have given to us all of these years.

George and Della Michaels

PS: George and I have been married for 68 years and he is still my hero.

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90 Years Old!! Eloise Covey

Eloise celebrated her 90th birthday Sept. 23rd
at Timbers Restaurant. She enjoyed a nice
meal, and also enjoyed spending time with her
family. She received many nice gifts, and cards,
and ended the evening with cake. She would
also like to say thank you to her friends and
family whom have sent her cards and gifts.
Eloise gives God thanks for her family, and for
her longevity.

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Six Generations  •  Can you beat that?

Dorothy Hunter of Sand Lake, MI – great-great-great-grandmother
Karla Jewell of Buckley, MI – great-great-grandmother
Kerry Deur of Sand Lake, MI – great-grandmother
Tonya Lange of Alaska – grandmother
Daemin Shinew of Alaska – dad
K Yono Lyn of Alaska – baby

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Nicholas Emery and Pamella Crystal both Graduates of Cedar Springs High School were married August 13th 2010 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hollywood Wedding Chapel. Parents of the Couple are Clifford and Janet Crystal of Cedar Springs and Allen and Cathleen Emery of Cedar Springs. Congrats!!!!

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PVT Mark E. Osburn, United States Army National Guard Of Cedar Springs, MI


For graduating June 24, 2010

Fort Leonard Wood, MO

We are extremely proud of all your accomplishments and dedication. Good luck with upcoming classes and challenges. We are sure you will surpass all expectations. Looking forward to your return home.

With love,

Rose, Shaman, Ma and Pa,

Dad Russell and family

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Fifty years of matrimony were observed June 11, by Gary and Sandy Brooks of Cedar Springs. This golden anniversary will be honored by their proud children and family on August 7th with an open house for friends, family and neighbors. The open – house will be from 4:00pm till 6:30 pm at the Cedar Field Community Building, 3592 17 Mile Road in Cedar Springs.

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_C-Wedding-MorrisLumbertDanielle Lumbert and Gabriel Morris were united in marriage October 17 at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church. Dana, the daughter of Judy and Michael Lumbert of Fenwick, graduated from Carson-City High School, and Muskegon Baker College. She is employed at the Sheridan Hospital. Gabe, the son of Barbara & Greg Vanderkooi of Cedar Springs, and Troy and Fey Morris of Rockford, is a graduate of Cedar Springs High School. Gabe is employed by the Michigan National Guard Band, and also Meijer. He is attending Montcalm Community College. They are making their home in Sheridan, Michigan.

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5 Generations of Greens

C-Announce-5Gen-GreenTom and Carolyn Green are so happy to announce the arrival of their great-great-grandson, Ronan Alphonse Maes. The proud parents of Ronan are Katelyn Cranney and Robert A. Maes of Petoskey. He was born September 30, 2009 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long.
Pictured above with Tom and Carolyn holding baby Ronan are their daughter, Patricia Cranney, her son Chad Oliver Cranney, and his daughter Katelynn Cranney. Little Ronan is very fortunate as he has another great-great-grandmother, Virginia Oliver of Cedar Springs and many, many aunts, uncles, and cousins to love him.

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Tom and Audrey Debri

WED-Debri-KincaidAudrey Kincaid, of Cedar Springs, and Thomas Debri Jr., of Cedar Springs, were married on June 26, 2009 in Rockford, MI with Judge Steven Servaas officiating. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Dawn Kinkaid of Cedar Springs and attended Cedar Springs High School and Aquinas College. The groom is the son of Tom and Anne Debri of Cedar Springs and attended Cedar Springs High School. A reception was held at Long Lake Park on June 27th.  The couple honeymooned in California and now reside in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Baptism of Leo Matthew Gillette

C-Announce-GilletteNamed for his great-great grandfather who hailed from Cedar Springs, Leo Matthew Gillette was baptized on Sunday, October 18th at Wyoming Presbyterian Church in New Jersey, home to his parents Joe and Lisa Gillette.  Baby Leo’s older brothers Dean (9) and JJ (7) as well as his grandparents, Ralph and Barbara Gillette, from Harrisburg, PA were in attendance.  His great aunt and uncle, Caroline (Gillette) and Tom Green, reside in Cedar Springs, as did his recently passed great uncle, Roger Gillette, who is survived by his wife Connie. Leo has many second and third cousins in the Cedar Springs area. We “east coast” Gillettes want to share this blessed event with all our friends and relatives in the Cedar Springs area.

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