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Missionaries from Nepal Speak at Sparta United Methodist Church

Missionaries from Nepal Speak at Sparta United Methodist Church

Dr. Lester and Debbie Dornon, United Methodist missionaries from Nepal, will be guest speakers at the Sparta United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 10. Everyone is invited to come and learn about their work in theTansen Hospital in rural Nepal and the needs of the April 25th earthquake victims.

The worship celebration, called Uprising, is held from 5 to 6 p.m. with praise singing and the Dornon's message. Children are welcome with special activities provided  for preschoolers through fifth graders.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

New Wausau Homes Builder Opens Design Studio to Serve Area Homebuyers

New Wausau Homes Builder Opens Design Studio to Serve Area Homebuyers
(Allendale, MI) (May 1, 2015)  The hammering has stopped and the dust has settled. It’s time for new Wausau Homes builder Duke Schut to celebrate his Grand Opening! He is hosting an open house on Saturday May 16th from 12:30 pm to 3 pm to offer a look at the future of home-building. He is located at 11307 Edgewater Drive in Allendale. Visitors can tour the new, state-of-the art Design Studio that showcases a welcome area where homebuyers can share their life story and vision for their new home. It also features everything from cabinets and countertops to siding and shingles while providing the latest technology to help homebuyers plan and customize their newhomes.

Faith’s Walk & Pancake Breakfast Returns on May 2

Faith’s Walk & Pancake Breakfast Returns on May 2

For the seventh year, Faith’s Walk returns to Sparta. Sparta was Faith’s hometown. The mission of Faith’s Angels is to raise awareness, educate the public and raise funds for congenital heart disease (CHD).

With all the love & support of the community during Faith’s diagnosis, life & passing, this walk is the making of a dream for Faith’s family & other’s with CHD (congenital, heart disease). This 2 mile Walk begins with an Opening ceremony at 9am at Roger’s Park & continues through historic downtown Sparta.

An All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast takes place from 7:30am -10:30am at the Sparta Civic Center located at 75 North Union Street. The cost is $5.00/per person & children under 3, eat free. The Sparta Lion’s Club volunteer their time & talent to cook up a hearty breakfast that includes pancakes, sausage, juice & more for attendees. Also, the local band, “Strike the Rock” will play for patrons in the Civic Center from 8am-9am.

SARA groundbreaking this Saturday May 2, 9am

SARA groundbreaking this Saturday May 2, 9am

Bring your shovels and hard toe shoes as ground breaking commences on the new Sparta sports fields this weekend!

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Sparta Village spring clean-up on Friday

Sparta Village spring clean-up on Friday

Sparta residents are invited to take part in the Spring Clean-up on Friday, April 25.

Residents can visit the DPW Garage at 276 Division in Sparta from 9:00am through 3pm to bring their clean-up items with proof of residency.  

“Yard waste, rubbish (maximum of 4 tires), metal, appliances, batteries, propane tanks, and electronics will be accepted. Hazardous waste 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. Workers are checking identification to verify residency.

Visit http://spartami.org/ for more calendar events.

Free Fishing for Kids Auction in White Cloud

Free Fishing for Kids Auction in White Cloud

The Russell H. Gilbert Memorial Kids Free Fishing Day Auction will take place on May 3, 2015 this year at the Commission on Aging Building at 93 S. Gibbs in White Cloud, MI. Food will be available to purchase during the auction.

The committee is looking for auction items if you would like to donate before May 2, 2015. All proceeds help support the 33rd Annual Kids Free Fishing Day that will be held this year on Saturday, June 6th at Lake White Cloud.

More information about this event may be had by calling 231-689-1958 or 231-425-6715. You may also e-mail for information at: scrappycat231@gmail.com