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Registration open for MSU Extension cooking class

Registration open for MSU Extension cooking class

REED CITY — Health and nutrition is the focus of the upcoming free cooking series offered by Michigan State University Extension. The six-week series will begin at 5:30 p.m. starting on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and ending on Tuesday, March 17. Attendees must commit to all seven courses, which are taught by a chef and nutritionist. Committing to […]

Zonta Club always has a service project in progress

Zonta Club always has a service project in progress

Submited by the Zonta Club of Big Rapids BIG RAPIDS — Throughout the year, members of the Zonta Club of Big Rapids work on several different service projects aimed at improving the lives of underprivileged area youth. Recently, club members donated several ‘Grab-and-Go’ bags to be distributed to homeless teens throughout the community. This is a […]

Birth announcements

It’s a Boy! Kristi Sabo and Geoffrey Bybee, of Big Rapids, announce the birth of their son, Grayson Paul Bybee, on Dec. 24, 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. Rebecca Roesly and Jim Huber, of Morley, announce the birth of their son, James Russell Huber, on Jan. 14, 2015.

Dr. French wins Silent Bell Award

Dr. French wins Silent Bell Award

HONORED: Local dentist Dr. Don French was awarded the Silent Bell Award for 2015. The Silent Bell is awarded to a dentist in the West Michigan District Dental Society who exhibits service above and beyond the practice of dentistry. Dr. French has been involved with creating dental mission trips to Guyana, South America and Alaska. He […]

Club donates toys

Club donates toys

HELPING OTHERS: The members of the River Valley Car Club collected toys at their Christmas party to donate to Toys for Tots. Pictured are Sgt. Michael Sahagun of the U.S. Marines (left) and club member Michael Fitzgerald. (Courtesy photo)

Five generations gather

Five generations gather

FIVE GENERATIONS: Five generations of Margaret Thompson’s family gathered recently for a family photo. Pictured are (from left) Bernita Cuthbert, great-grandmother; Thompson, great-great-grandmother, holding Crue Lange; Carla Cuthbert, grandmother; and Tylyn Lange, mother. (Courtesy photo)

Vajda earns Eagle Scout rank

Vajda earns Eagle Scout rank

BIG RAPIDS — When Louis Vajda joined Boy Scouts in 2007, he set a goal: He wanted to be an Eagle Scout. Seven years later, he achieved that goal, shortly before time ran out and he turned 18. Boy Scouts of America is a program for boys from age 11 to 18, but once a Scout […]

Finding meaning in life

Finding meaning in life

By Scott Cherry, M.S.W. 
Meceola Big Brothers Big Sisters When I was a kid hanging out with my friends usually involved riding our bikes around town with baseball gloves hanging from the handlebars looking for people to play ball with. When I was in high school, being with friends meant spending hours standing around Dobber’s Standard Station with our […]

Jaycees distribute warm clothes

Jaycees distribute warm clothes

HELPING OTHERS: The Big Rapids Jaycees picked up the last load of freshly laundered clothes from their Warm Clothes Warm Kids coat drive from Pete’s Cleaners on Jan. 7. Pictured collecting the clothing are (from left) Isabel Harris, Amanda Greenwood, Ashley Campau and Jordan Slate. Pete’s Cleaners donated free laundering service for gently used items donated during […]

Birth announcements

It’s a Girl! Christy and James Bourdlais, of Big Rapids, announce the birth of their daughter, Quinn Ellen Bourdlais, on Dec. 22, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. It’s a Boy! Laura and Kody Park, of Rodney, announce the birth of their son, Camden Michael Park, on Dec. 7, 2014. He weighed […]