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Trying to beat the heat

It looks like we weren’t the only ones feeling like this over the weekend—even this squirrel is trying to get cool! Yuko Roberts, of Solon Township, took this photo of the squirrel on her deck, near Upper Lake. Temperatures over the weekend were in the 90s, with the heat index in the low 100s.


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Earl C. “Squirrel” Smith age 72 of Comstock Park, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Earl was born December 24, 1945 in Grant, Michigan the son of Walter and Sarah (Eaton) Smith. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved riding his motorcycle. He and JoAnn enjoyed spending the winters in Florida, where he loved to deep sea fish. He worked 32 years at the Sparta Foundry. Earl was a role model and father figure to many people other than his children. He brought light, love and laughter to everyone he met and will be greatly missed. Earl is survived by his wife JoAnn (Henry); children, Richard Smith, Penny Grindle, Bryan Batchelder, Tammy (Dan) Longtine; 12 grandchildren; papa to 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Edgar (Leora) Smith, Everette (Alice) Smith; sisters and brothers-in-law, John Chaplin, Shirley (Larry) Crusan, Sandy Oros, Roger (Diane) Henry; many nieces and nephews; best friend of 45 years, Ed (Rosalind) McIntyre. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Eloise and Arnold Fields, Elizabeth and Richard Oaks, Erma and Orie Veltkamp, and Eleanor Chaplin; grandson, Joshua Grindle. The family will greet friends Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. Viewing will begin Saturday 10:00 a.m. His godson Brandon Fenske officiating. In memory of Earl, please pay it forward to someone in need.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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Post photo by J. Reed.

This curious little guy took a break from chewing on wood at the entrance to the Post Monday to peek through the window and see what we were doing. He and two of his littermates have taken a sudden liking to the strip of wood that runs along the bottom of the doorframe. According to several Internet websites, it’s not unusual for squirrels to chew on wood around your home. Do you have a non-toxic remedy to keep squirrels from chewing around your woodwork? Email us at news@cedarspringspost.com. Or, if you have any wildlife photos you’d like to send us, email them to the same address, and we’ll try to run them as space allows.

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Lazy days of summer

We’ve been through some hot and humid weather in the last couple of weeks, and the mild, breezy weather we’re having now is sure a relief! It appears, from the photo below, that we are not the only ones affected by hot weather.
Tom Parker, of Cedar Springs, sent us this photo taken last Saturday, of one of his backyard friends taking a break from the summer heat after a meal of corn and sunflower seeds. Ah, the lazy days of summer!

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Ray Winnie
Intandem Credit Union


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