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The eagles have landed Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students The Post travels to Colombia Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award Ease into gardening with a raised bed  New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels
 
The eagles have landed

The eagles have landed

We continue to get eagle photos from area readers. This week we received clearer photos of an eagle sighting at Pine Lake that we ran last week (thank you Tim Hindenach) and a new sighting at Sand Lake.

The eagles have landed
Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor stopped by Creative Technologies Academy for a visit on Friday morning, April 22, and read to the kindergarten and first grade students.

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students
The Post travels to Colombia

The Post travels to Colombia

The Post recently traveled to Colombia with The Springs Church mission team. Members of the team included Matt Goehler, Pastor Barry Briggs, Cindy Mason, Cathy VanOss, Bill VanOss, former Springs Pastor Gary Cruce, Johna Alexander, Floretta Reighn and Shane Jewell.

The Post travels to Colombia
Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

On Sunday afternoon, April 24, a flock of pink flamingos took up residency on the front lawn of Marge and Jack Clark’s home. The flamingos allegedly escaped from the Cedar Springs Rotary Interact Club.

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos
Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

A Montcalm County educator known for her commitment to encourage students to read and explore new books and for devoting her own time to help teachers and students has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award
Ease into gardening with a raised bed 

Ease into gardening with a raised bed 

Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling.

Ease into gardening with a raised bed 
New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records

New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records

The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recration Department is proud to be offering a 7th and 8th grade Softball team for the first time. The teams are coached by Neal Kooiman, 7th grade, and Dave Castor, 8th grade.

New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records
DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides an online interactive map that highlights the state’s 2015 wildfires and prescribed burns—each more than 10 acres in size—to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels.

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

Improv Comedy Show

21 April 2016

Whose Line is it anyway?!?! Come support CTA’s Drama club on Friday, April 22 and Saturday April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium as they host an improv show.

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CTA Calendar

21 April 2016

  April 15 Student Early Release – (2 hours early) K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m. 6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m. 18 & 20 Girls Charging Ahead (3-4:30 p.m.) 19 School Bank (9-10:00 a.m.) 21 PA Meeting in Teachers Lounge at 3:00 p.m. 22-23 Spring High School Drama Production (7- 9:00 p.m.) 25 & 27 Girls […]

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Girls Scouts at CTA

21 April 2016

CTA now has a Girl Scouts Troop!! The troop was initiated by the wonderful Mrs. Rose

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2015-16 Creative Technologies Academy 2nd Trimester Honor Roll

21 April 2016

Middle School Grade Name 7Alverson, McKenzie 7Armstrong, Casen 6August, Elizabeth 7Bennett, Derek 6Brecker, Carlene 7Buchanan, Anthony 8Bucholtz, Kaela 7Calkins, Calvin 6Case, Ava 6Cook, Brittanie 7Dekraker, Madelin 8Fahling, Gabriela 6Fisk, Austin6Fisk, Nathaniel 6Fleet, Raven 8Hofstra, Hannah 7Hutchins, Nathan 6Lehman, Lauren 8Lehman, Zoe 7LeTourneau, Amy 7 Marek, Jeff 8 Martinek, Olivia 7 Mauric, James 7 McSorley, Carson […]

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Shared Advertising Helps You Gain Larger Audience Share

21 April 2016

Even on a limited budget, every retail business must advertise to keep new customers coming in the door. Co-promotions and cooperative advertising are two approaches to maximizing the value of your advertising  dollars by sharing the costs. The supplier (typically a manufacturer  or distributor) benefits because its product gains greater exposure at the same time […]

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Celebrate Earth Day

21 April 2016

    Earth Day (22 April) focuses attention for protecting the community’s “Economic, Social, and Environmental triple bottom line” for present and future generations. Efforts have helped protect community economic sustainability, community health, and environmental integrity that allow continued productivity. We should provide present and future generations with healthy living conditions. Perhaps the best way […]

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DNR seeks info on Turkey Tract vandalism

21 April 2016

  Last week, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation gathered with other partners, volunteers and individuals to celebrate the opening of the first Turkey Tracts hunting area, located at Allegan State Game Area in Allegan County. Sadly, the new Turkey Tracts kiosk, which is a large information station built […]

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Registration open for service animal eye exam event

21 April 2016

  Service Animal owners/handlers can  register for free eye exam  Last year, 16-year-old Katie Krampitz, of Grand Rapids, and her father, brought her one-year-old black lab, Rue, to her veterinary ophthalmologist’s office for a check-up. But Rue’s visit was no ordinary exam, because Rue is no ordinary dog. For Katie, who has suffered from Type […]

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Affordable health screenings 

21 April 2016

  May 2, at Solon Center Wesleyan Residents living in and around the Cedar Springs, Michigan can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Solon Center Wesleyan Church will host this community event on Monday, May 2. The site is located […]

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Doing the right thing

21 April 2016

  A man is in bed with his wife when there is a rat-a-tat-tat on the door. He rolls over and looks at his clock, and it’s half past three in the morning. “I’m not getting out of bed at this time,” he thinks, and rolls over. Then, a louder knock follows. “Aren’t you going […]

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