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Senior All Night Party—Class of 2015

Every year on the eve of Graduation, CSHS Seniors board a bus and are whisked away for a Night of adventure! SHHH!!! It’s a SURPRISE for the Seniors!  As parents, we are gathering to plan, raise funds to help make the trip packed with Great Activities and Memories to last a lifetime!  Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to bring your ideas, contacts, information and help to the event!!

DON’T LET YOUR GRADUATE MISS OUT ON THE FUN!!  Register them now!!  More information and registration forms can be found on our website at www.cssanp.com  or by contacting April Pierson  ph:  616-723-2049  email april@piersonplumbing.com

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Rotary Life Leadership Conference and Scholarships


for Juniors and Seniors

The Cedar Springs Rotary Club is now accepting interest forms to attend a Life Leadership Conference for High School Juniors and Seniors in Tustin, Michigan, June 18-21. The conference fee, along with transportation to and from the conference, is covered by the Cedar Springs Rotary Club. Students learn about leadership styles and identify strengths and weaknesses of those styles. Small group discussions include an understanding of various political, cultural, ethnic, gender, and religious groups. Two $1,000 scholarships will then be awarded based on Interviews, Applications, Presentations and Essays submitted by the students chosen for the conference.

Last years attendees were Dani George, Samantha Lovell, Esther Couturier, Emma Bishop and Katie Tow. Interest Forms are available in the Cedar Springs High School Counselor’s office, CTA Counselor’s office, Independent Bank or White Creek Lumber, with a response deadline of Friday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.

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Great Car Care Tips for Seniors

CAR-Senior-Car-Care(StatePoint) Car repair and maintenance can put a strain on both a senior’s budget and back. With some smart and simple preventive care, you can reduce automotive troubles down the line.

Tread and Tire Pressure

The last thing any senior needs is a blown out tire while driving. Avoid this dangerous scenario by checking the tread on your tires and the air pressure once a month. Tires with little or no tread and that are showing threads are unsafe and should be replaced immediately.  For the recommended air pressure for your tires, do not go by the numbers on the sidewall of the tires. Instead, refer to the owner’s manual or sticker on the driver’s side door. Not only does proper air pressure decrease the likelihood of a blowout, but it increases your car’s gas mileage, and gives your vehicle better traction.

Change the Oil

The truth is that oil changes take time and money. However, if this task is not done routinely, then the overall health of your engine can be jeopardized.

When using conventional oil, it’s recommended to change the oil every 3,000 miles. However you can save yourself some work and better protect your investment by using high-quality synthetic motor oil instead. For example, Royal Purple HMX is specifically designed to minimize wear and tear and restore performance in engines with more than 75,000 miles. Instead of the typical oil change once every 3,000 miles, synthetic oil can reduce the frequency to once every 10,000 to 15,000 miles, or once every 12 months, depending on how much your vehicle is used.

For more information on how you can maximize your engine’s longevity and save money, visit www.RoyalPurpleConsumer.com.

Check Lights

Don’t be the one left in the dark. Regularly check your headlights, taillights, turning signals and brake lights. Thousands of accidents a year are the direct result of failed lights. Check your lights by asking a trusted neighbor, friend or family member to walk around your car as you turn the headlights, taillights and turning signals off and on. Also, apply light pressure to the brake to make sure your brake lights are working as well. If a light is out, check the fuses. An easy do-it-yourself replacement can save you time and money.

You don’t have to be a professional mechanic or overextend your budget to increase the lifetime of your car. Some simple proactive and regular care will go a long way in keeping you and your car together, far down the road.

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Important Senior Dates 2013

April 26: Prom at Meijer Gardens

May 17: Seniors Last Full Day

May 19:  Baccalaureate 6:00pm @ CSHS Auditorium

May 22: Cap and Gowns will be distributed at 2:30pm meeting in Auditorium

May 29: Highest Honors Brunch (invitation only)

May 29: Seniors Honors convocation/Athletic Awards @ 7:00pm

May 30: Senior Breakfast/Graduation Practice 8:00am – 10:30pm

May 30: Graduation 7:00pm @ Red Hawk Stadium (weather permitting)

May 31 – June 7: Graduates pick up your diplomas (see Mrs. Morrow–none will be mailed)

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America’s seniors get a helping hand in the fight against hunger

In 2025, an estimated 9.5 million senior Americans will experience some form of food insecurity—about 75 percent higher than the number in 2005.

(NAPS)—The face of hunger in America may be aging. Of the 51 million Americans who face the threat of hunger, nearly 6 million are older than age 60, according to AARP—and that number is only expected to grow in the coming years.
In fact, from 2006 to 2008, the percentage of older Americans struggling with hunger more than doubled. Fortunately, there are actions that can be taken to help combat the problem.
Here are a few ways you can help:
•    Donate to your local food bank
•    Organize a food drive
•    Volunteer with a local food organization
•    Take an older friend to dinner or to the grocery store
•    Donate by using your AARP® Visa® Card from Chase
In 2011 and 2012, Chase will donate $0.03 for every purchase made with the AARP® Visa® Card from Chase and $1 for every new account, up to $2 million each year, to AARP Foundation through Drive to End Hunger, a national campaign led by AARP and AARP Foundation to end hunger among older Americans. It’s the only credit card endorsed by the AARP—an organization that provides meaningful resources and benefits to senior Americans and its members.
“Hunger among older adults is escalating at an alarming rate in America,” said Anisa Tootla, vice president of hunger impact programs at AARP Foundation. “We know Americans want to help their older neighbors in need, and we are pleased that Chase has joined the Foundation’s efforts to get people engaged in giving back.”

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Ray Winnie
Intandem Credit Union


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