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The Post travels to Washington D.C.


Marckini shakes hands with Roberto Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education Policy.

Marckini shakes hands with Roberto Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education Policy.

School Board Trustee Joe Marckini recently traveled to The White House, in Washington D.C., to advocate for our Cedar Springs Public Schools.

Mr. Marckini met with Roberto Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education Policy.

Trustee Marckini is passionate about serving the students and citizens of Cedar Springs and is a champion for public education throughout our nation.

Thank you, Joe, for advocating for our school district, and for taking the Post 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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Post travels to Montana


The Drier family in Montana.

The Drier family in Montana.

The Post traveled to Lo Lo Hot Springs Montana over spring break with the Drier family—Andy, Valerie, and their sons, Joseph, age 10, and Benjamin, age 8. They were there visiting with family.

“It was a first plane trip with our boys and they loved it,” said Valerie. “We did lots of hikes and snowmobiled on top of mountains. Such a beautiful area. We then traveled to Glacier for an overnight stay at a beautiful log home. A lot of Glacier was st

ill closed but we still did a nice hike in the park and got some gorgeous photos. We ended our trip by backpacking, snowshoeing up a mountain, and building our own snow fort with a bed of pine needle branches to sleep on. We slept outdoors and luckily had great weather, with a view of the stars that we probably won’t see again. What an adventure!”
Thanks so much to Andy, Valerie, and the boys, for taking us along!

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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The Post travels to Haiti


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The Rev. Robert Baker and wife Patti, of Oakfield Township, traveled to Haiti earlier this year. Rev. Baker had previously spent 13 years in Haiti, with 10 as field director for the Baptist Haiti Mission, formerly based in Rockford. The home office is now in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rev. Baker returned to Haiti in January to do some seminars for church leaders. “I will return in May to do the same thing,” he said.

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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The Post travels to Arizona


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The Post recently spent some family time with Walt Bouck, Pam and Cole Guarisco, and Brenda, Shane, Tyler and Trevor Robart in Tuscon, Arizona.

While there, they went up Mount Lemmon, with a summit elevation of 9,159 feet. “It was beautiful up there,” said Pam. “We drove up and also took a ski lift.”

“There is a great story on how it got its name,” she explained. “Mount Lemmon was named in honor of Sara Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with Native American guides, by mule and foot, in 1881, the same year as the gunfight at the OK Corral.”

Their photo with the Post was take at Mount Lemmon. They also visited Tombstone.

“It was so beautiful. God is great,” remarked Pam.

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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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!

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The Post travels to Colorado


N-Post-travels-ColoradoDylan Kolasa and Caleb Bowen spent their spring break traveling to Colorado with family. While there, they made the road trip up to Pikes Peak, elevation 14,110 ft.

Thank you to Dylan and Caleb for taking us with you!

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The Post travels to Nepal


James Putnam, a 2011 graduate of Cedar Springs High school, and his wife Shelby in Nepal.

James Putnam, a 2011 graduate of Cedar Springs High school, and his wife Shelby in Nepal.

James Putnam, a 2011 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, and his wife, Shelby, traveled to Nepal recently on a short missions trip. The village they stayed in was about an hour outside of Katmandu, the capital of Nepal. While in Nepal, James and Shelby lived in a refugee camp with a small community of Nepali people who had recently lost their homes during the earthquakes this past spring. While they were there, they (along with 20 other team members) were able to help build new shelters, made a water drain system to protect the village from flooding during the rainy season, and even leveled ground for a soccer field for the children to play on. During the evenings, they bonded with the Nepali people over a campfire as they shared a meal and sang songs.

James and Shelby Putnam with children in Nepal.

James and Shelby Putnam with children in Nepal.

This week stretched us both greatly, but it is through those struggles that God taught us so much. First, be grateful for the

blessings we have been given, and to bless others as a result of it. And most of all, that by serving others God’s love becomes tangible and t hat He is very pleased when we serve,” they said.

Thank you, James and Shelby, for taking us with you to Nepal!

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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The Post travels to New Mexico


Left to right: Laurie Bahmer, her niece Lisa, and brother Jeff Bahmer.

Left to right: Laurie Bahmer, her niece Lisa, and brother Jeff Bahmer.

The Post traveled recently to New Mexico with Laurie Bahmer, of Howard City. “My brother and his family live in Las Cruces, NM. I went to visit them, as I hadn’t seen them in many years,” she said.

This picture of The Post with part of the Bahmer Family was taken at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum on January 14th, 2016. This museum highlights New Mexico’s ranching and farming history with indoor and outdoor exhibits. “It is a working ranch and farm, and you never know from year to year what they will be growing in the fields,” said Laurie.

She explained that the entire campus is 47 acres and in addition to the fields they have livestock corrals, Skaggs Dairy Barn, a sheep and goat barn, and a green house. “In the horse and cattle barn is a saddle shop featuring saddles made by the legendary saddle maker Austin ‘Slim’ Green. There is also a working blacksmith shop where people can actually apprentice!” she remarked.

Indoors you will find Ventanas Rooms (windows), the Tortugas Gallery (turtles), the Rio Hondo Room (deep river), along with a theater, gift shop, and a corridor dedicated to…nuts!”

Las Cruces grows and exports pecans, peanuts, pistachios, and piñones. “Our favorite was dark chocolate covered pecans. Another of our favorites was Peanut Butter & Co All Natural Dark Chocolate Dreams. It tastes just like Reese’s but doesn’t have all that sugar. This is a peanut butter spread that they won’t let you take in your carry-on on the airplane. Next time we plan to mail it to ourselves,” she explained.

In New Mexico they also grow and export chiles. An interesting fact is that red and green chiles come from the same plant. The green chile is younger and hotter, while the red chile is sweeter and milder. Apparently, people in New Mexico are constantly having competitions to see who can come up with the hottest chiles. Expect to have chiles or salsa with everything you eat, including huevos y tocino (eggs and bacon).”

Thanks, Laurie, 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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The Post travels the world in 2015


Dean and Kristie Wall, of Sand Lake, traveled to the top of the Mackinac Bridge tower and got a great photo with the Post last summer.

Dean and Kristie Wall, of Sand Lake, traveled to the top of the Mackinac Bridge tower and got a great photo with the Post last summer.

It’s been another great year for our “Post travels to” feature. The Post traveled far and wide this year, and most of year we had them scheduled several months out. Alaska still seems to be a popular place to visit, and we ran several of those. We also traveled to Washington D.C. on an honor flight with 60 veterans.

Other places the Post traveled this year included Beaver Island; Branson, Missouri; Connecticut; Rhode Island; Maine; Florida; Greece; Israel; Johannesburg; Kentucky; South Carolina; Bahamas; Bogota; British Columbia; China; Cleveland; Jamaica; Maui; the North Pole; the Arctic Circle; Red Flannel deer camp along Pictured Rocks lakeshore; London; Paris; Rome; Venice; Utah; Colorado; Grand Canyon; the Mackinac Bridge; Graceland; Hessel Bay; Hoover Dam; Las Vegas; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands; South Caribbean; Texas; Ontario; Washington; and even Bavaria.

It’s so much fun to read about the journey you take with the Post and we love seeing your photos. We don’t have any left that haven’t been published, so if you have one, please send it in! Email it to news@cedarspringspost.com with the words “Post travels” in the subject line. Include some info about the trip, where you are from; and one or two photos with the Post for us to choose from.

Happy traveling in 2016!

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The Post travels the Caribbean


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The Post traveled with 16 people from Cedar Springs this summer on a 7-day Royal Caribbean cruise to Fort Lauderdale, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Basseterre, St. Kitts. They traveled on Independence of the Seas.

The people traveling included Burt Drent, Wanda Drent, Pam Newland, Rebecca  Newland, Courtney Newland, Jeff Newland, Gary Costello, Robert Carten, Nikki Matzke, Stacy Barnhill, Dan Barnhill, Ethan Barnhill, and Lincoln Barnhill.

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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