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Everything’s coming up flowers

This metal sculpture was made by Chris Powell.

Have you noticed some larger than life flowers around the area? 

There is one on the front lawn at the Cedar Springs  Post and a few more at the Cedar Springs Brewing Company. All turned up mysteriously on Mother’s Day.

According to Brynadette Powell, they are the craft of her father, Chris Powell, of Cedar Springs. “My dad started getting bored with retirement. He picked up a plasma cutter and has been making these beautiful flowers and other pieces,” she explained.

She said that her dad picks up various forms of scrap and recycles the material into the works of art. For instance, the flower at the Post was made from an old propane tank. She said he has made other types of pieces, including a sunfish, windchimes, a lightning rod, etc. 

She said many are on display at Pro Auto Works on Northland Drive. All of his sculptures are for sale. If anyone is interested in one of them, call Carl Straub at Pro Auto Works at 696-8863.

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Thank You

Residents and Friends of The Cedar Springs Community,

From the bottom of our hearts, we can not begin to thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers, cards and gifts. We can not think of a better place to raise our family. Ross and Lyle would have been very happy to see you all. 

To honor them, be kind and humble everyday. Life is short…enjoy the ride. 


Delores Powell, Amy Slabaugh and Annie Dropp

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Thank you

Thank you Gary, Linda, Rick, Amber, Chris, Kaitlyn, Beth, Voni, Jean, Joe, Tammy, Matt, Bryn, Mark, Steve and friends for all your help and hard work at the Red Flannel Town World Headquarters office. Volunteers like you are the heart of our Red Flannel Community.


Rose E. Powell

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Losing with TOPS

Congratulations to the 2011 TOPS winners. What a great year!

Verta Giddings lost 18 lbs. to reach her goal and is our Chapter Royalty. She is the KOPS that lost the most weight to obtain goal. Bruce Hill also lost 8.25 lbs. to reach his goal and became a KOPS. Great work Verta & Bruce.

Division winners are: 

Division 1 first place with a loss of 32 lbs. was Tina Hansen.

Divison 3 first place with a loss of 14 lbs. was Barbara Lloyd-Trietch and Linda Sprik.

Division 3 second place with a loss of 13.50 lbs. was Leona Kroes-Benson.

Division 4 first place with a loss of 13.75 lbs. was Barb Smith.

Division 4 second place with a loss of 13.00 lbs. was Pat Fisk.

Tina Hansen holds the honor of being the top loser of the year with her loss of 32 pounds.

Bea Marvin and JoAnn DeKlyen received their 5 year KOPS pin and Donna Ripley received a 4 year KOPS pin. Debra Hill received a 2 year KOPS pin and a 1 year KOPS pin was given to Rhonda Hill and Ruth DeYoung. The KOPS pin represents the number of years one has maintained their goal weight.

TOPS also has 2 members Alice Powell and Yvonne Hendricks who have been members in TOPS MI 1229 Sand Lake since the 1970s. All members honored received a corsage, certificate, pins and money for their accomplishments.

TOPS MI 1229 Sand Lake is please to have several men in their chapter. They extend an open invitation for all men and women to join TOPS. This could be your year!

TOPS meet at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake on Tuesday mornings. Weigh in is from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. with a 45 minute meeting following weigh in. TOPS has many interesting programs to teach how to eat right and be more healthy. Anyone wanting additional information please call Martha at 616-696-1039.

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photo by Smack Photography

Brynadette Powell

Earning an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Systems Network Administration, with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, from Grand Rapids Community College.
Good Luck at Ferris State University!

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Jamie Lee Powell

Jamie Lee Powell, age 30, of Rockford, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 5, 2011. She was born in Grand Rapids on September 13, 1980 to Jim and Cindy Powell. She worked for Hope Network as a Residential Home Coordinator. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marv and Phyllis Gager; aunt, Brenda Bristol; gret-grandfater, Jack Simons. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Cindy Powell; sisters, Jessica and Robert Miller, Ashley Powell and Jack, Jennifer Powell and Todd, Kari Powell and Lee; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. at the Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Nichols officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Stomp Out Stigma Walk – For Mental Health. Arrangements by Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home, Sparta.

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Ray Winnie
Intandem Credit Union


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