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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Make a difference by giving blood for those in need on August 29 from 3 to 7pm at Mamrelund Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City, located half way between 14 & 15 Mile Road, just off from Fruit Ridge Avenue, NW.  Please bring picture ID.

Mark your calendars for the next Blood Drive on October 24 from 3pm to 7pm!

Go to www.mamrelaund.weebly.com, www.miblood.org or call: (616)887-8873 for more information.

Sparta Relay For Life starts today at noon

Sparta Relay For Life starts today at noon

On Friday June 8th Sparta will host their 6th Annual ACS Sparta Relay For Life event at the Sparta High School Track, 480 S. State Street, Sparta from Noon Friday to Noon Saturday, June 9, 2012.

In addition to 24 hours of walking for pledges, ceremonies honoring Survivors, Care-Givers, and those who succumbed to Cancer, this year Sparta has been chosen to serve as an enrollment site for ACS Cancer Prevention Study-3. Participants in this study will help the American Cancer Society better understand ways to prevent cancer. People wishing to enroll can sign up from 5pm to 9pm on June 8th, at the event.

To find out more about this study and how you can help spread the word, email us at CPS3.Sparta@yahoo.com or call 1-888-604-5888.

 

Sparta Relay For Life scheduled for Friday, June 8

Sparta Relay For Life scheduled for Friday, June 8

On Friday June 8th Sparta will host their 6th Annual ACS Sparta Relay For Life event at the Sparta High School Track, 480 S. State Street, Sparta from Noon Friday to Noon Saturday, June 9, 2012.

In addition to 24 hours of walking for pledges, ceremonies honoring Survivors, Care-Givers, and those who succumbed to Cancer, this year Sparta has been chosen to serve as an enrollment site for ACS Cancer Prevention Study-3. Participants in this study will help the American Cancer Society better understand ways to prevent cancer. People wishing to enroll can sign up from 5pm to 9pm on June 8th, at the event.

To find out more about this study and how you can help spread the word, email us at CPS3.Sparta@yahoo.com or call 1-888-604-5888.

 

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Give the gift of life for those in need Wednesday, February 29 from 4pm-8pm at Mamrelund Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City.

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

What’s in your medicine cabinet?  Do you have bottles of old medication?  Flushing the pills down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards.  There is another way to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs in Kent County.

On October 28, 2011, from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kent County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to Kent County Sheriff’s Office at 701 Ball Ave NE.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

This effort is part of the Nationwide Prescription Drug "Take-Back” Day.

Back Shop welcomes new doctor

Back Shop welcomes new doctor

The Back Shop Chiropractic & Massage Center, located at 542 S. State Street, welcomes Dr. LynnMarie Leyder as their new owner and chiropractor. As a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and an active member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, Dr. Leyder is a great fit for her new role.

Dr. Leyder, a native of Norton Shores, says she’s, “excited to be back on the west side of Michigan and I’m looking forward to working with the Sparta community.”

Patients and members of the community are invited to meet Dr. Leyder and The Back Shop staff on Monday, August 1st from 3:00- 7:00pm for Patient Appreciation Day.

The Back Shop was previously owned and operated by Dr. Brad Crawford and Dr. Jason Dettwiler.

For further information, call 616.887.2178, visit their website or on Facebook.

FuZion Fitness by Michelle

FuZion Fitness by Michelle

Invite your friends and make plans to go to Peace Lutheran Church at 1225 12 Mile Road NW in Sparta every Saturday from 10:30am-11:15am for this fun, energetic way of keeping healthy!

Cost: $5.00 per class, no registration required.  For more information contact Michelle at (616)881-2221 or hotpinkcadi@yahoo.com .