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Meet author Adele Bradford Jones May 1st at Sparta Library

Meet author Adele Bradford Jones May 1st at Sparta Library

From: Sparta Township Library

Meet the Author Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm
 
Journals available at Sparta Twp Library for $18.00
 
Local Sparta resident Adele Bradford Jones has created a very special journal to easily document your family history.  The purpose of this book is to record your own life events and significant dates as they happen so you can enjoy recalling them in the future.  Journal the first steps of your child, family trips, starting a new job or the thoughts or sayings of the loved ones around you. and your own life changes.
 
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go towards Sparta Twp Library.

Spring Clean Up this Thur, Fri, Sat

Spring Clean Up this Thur, Fri, Sat

Sparta Village & Township will be holding a Spring Clean-Up for residents on Thursday, April 19th & Friday, April 20th between the hours of 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 21st between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. The drop off site will be behind the DPW garage at 276 W. Division.

Yard waste, rubbish (including 4 tires), metal and appliances, batteries, propane tanks and electronics will be accepted. Hazardous wastes including paints, oils and other liquids WILL NOT be accepted.

Residents are expected to unload their own yard waste, rubbish,  etc. Village and Township personnel will assist with unloading as much as possible.

ID’s WILL BE CHECKED AT THE GATE

The agriculture industry is hiring

WEST MICHIGAN (WZZM) -- At Swiss Lane Dairy Farms, you won't see Matt Oesch milking cows. In fact you won't see people milking cows.

Pointing to some cows, Oesch says, "This barn has 483 cows in it, they are milked by 8 robots."

Oesch is skilled in economics and left a consulting job, for greener pastures in the ag industry. He's now the farm's financial officer.

"The dairy industry the cash grain industry, all are experiencing growth because we're exporting a lot of protein to China and India." 

4th Annual Sparta Mattress Fundraiser Sale

4th Annual Sparta Mattress Fundraiser Sale

From the Sparta Sports Boosters Facebook page:

SAVE THE DATE! If you are in need of a mattress the Sparta Sports Boosters are holding their Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser 4/28/2012 at Sparta High School from 10AM-5PM. Great deals and a great way to help the organization raise money for the Sparta Athletic Program!

Downtown Farmers Market

Downtown Farmers Market

The 2012 Downtown Sparta Farmers Market is on Wednesday’s from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm beginning June 13 through September 26.  The Market will be set up at ChoiceOne Bank Parking Lot in downtown, Sparta!

Market Vendor Registration Form (PDF)

The Sparta Farmers Market would like to invite you to participate in our 4th Annual Farmers Market for the 2012 season! Our goal is to strengthen and support local farmers & producers, bring people together in a community activity while making the Farmers Market a weekly destination.  Educating local consumers about the benefits of eating locally grown and healthy fresh foods are important to the Sparta Farmers Market!

In addition we have a 10 week Summer Concert in Rogers Park Series with Special Events where the attendance swells!

Sparta Family Fun Festival, It’s All In the Name!

Sparta Family Fun Festival, It’s All In the Name!

The 3rd Annual Sparta Family Fun Festival is set for April 28, 2012 at Appleview Elementary from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. It is a family fun day full of carnival games and prizes, silent auction, delicious treats and much more.

Games will be played throughout the gym and hallways, including a cake walk, dunk tank, interactive games and more carnival style entertainment. The silent auction offers a variety of items for bid as well there will be a raffle for a Kindle Fire tablet. Food will be available for purchase and there will also be live music.

Beth Hardwick of the Family Fun Festival Committee said “We are looking forward to another great event this year. This is our 3rd year and we keep adding more value each time. We really have something for the entire family. It will be a day you will not want to miss!”

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Notice of Special Board Meeting to be held Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Sparta High School Media Center.  The purpose of this meeting is to gather ideas of what is important to parents, community and staff in preparing next year's district budget.

Visit http://spartaschools.org for additional information.