Publication of Western Christian High School
Western Witness August 2011
In this issue:
Theme Verse for 2011-2012
Thanks & Memorials
Fun’d Day “Therefore encourage one
NICSTO another and build each other up,
New Faculty just as in fact you are doing.”
Website of the I Thessalonians 5:11
Prayer & Praise
Just My Thoughts
Sports Pass Costs
Softball & Baseball
As I have begun my duties as Principal at Western Christian High School, I have been humbled by the
mission of the school and so very appreciative of the staff and supporters of the institution. The
responsibility of providing Christ-centered education to young men and women is weighty, and requires
the efforts and good intentions of a great deal of people. Centered in the midst of this enterprise is the
necessity of the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of the entire constituency. To put it simply, we only achieve
our mission of impacting students towards a lifetime commitment to serve Christ if the Holy Spirit works
in all of our hearts, prompting us to work together and get the oars of this ship called Western Christian
moving in the same direction. So more than anything, I ask for your prayers. I ask that you would pray
for our school and the students, faculty, staff, parents, board members, parents, alumni, and all who
have a stake in the mission of this school. I pray that we will work together, without rancor, to fulfill our
mission and make this a place where we are all committed to encouraging and teaching students to learn
to serve the King.
We are thankful for all parents who have again made the significant commitment to send their children
to our school, and we pray that their experience will be a good one. We ask that you as parents would
communicate with us early if there are bumps along the road of high school so that we can make efforts
to smooth out the rough edges.
It is an interesting experience to be able to help guide a school with such a long and proud history as
Western Christian’s. However, we must continue to press forward to remain relevant in an increasingly
complex world so that we can produce graduates prepared to work in God’s kingdom and able to thrive
in a technological society. A goal of this year will be to provide our staff and students with tools to help
us meet the needs of diverse learners in the 21st century. As we move closer to the first full century of
Western Christian’s existence, we invite you to join us as we press forward and covet your prayers for
wisdom as we make plans for the future.
Mr. Dan Barkel
We are Most Grateful for Memorial Gifts Received in Honor and Memory of:
Harold Hoekstra – from Doon. Harold graduated from Western in 1949 and also served on Western’s
Board of Directors. Harold and Bertha’s four children are all graduates of Western Christian.
Clarence Verhoef – from Sanborn. Clarence and Thelma’s children all graduated from Western. Clarence’s
brother, Jerry, is Western’s head custodian. A Verhoef Scholarship has existed since 1986 and the memori-
als in honor of Clarence have significantly enhanced this scholarship.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Western Christian High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic
origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission, policies, scholarships and loan
programs, if any exist, and athletic or other school administered programs.
Northwest Iowa Christian School Tuition Organization
A NICSTO donation means that Christian education is more accessible to many more families. Through donations to
NICSTO, many families who have children in Christian schools will receive some tuition help. To receive a tax credit in
2011, please complete the form below and return it with your check. Available tax credits are limited by Iowa law. (Checks
received after N I C S T O reaches its limit will be returned.) If you have questions, please call Western (439-1013).
N I C ST O
Northwest Iowa Christian School Tuition Organization
This completed memo must accompany your contribution. A formal Iowa Tax Credit Certificate will be sent
to you in late December or early January. Please make checks payable to NICSTO.
Taxpayer Name Date of Contribution
Address Amount of Contribution
City State Zip Code
Taxpayer I.D. No. (Social Security No.)
Name of the institution/school you wish to be the beneficiary of this donation______________________________
Your contribution may be mailed or delivered to one of the following addresses:
Northwest Iowa Christian Schools Tuition Organization OR Western Christian High School
204 Kentucky Ave NW 925 – 5th Street
Orange City, Iowa 51041 Hull, Iowa 51239
Fun’d Day - Friday, November 18
Save the Date! Western Christian’s annual Fun’d Day will be held on November 18. Keep checking our school’s
website for more information as we get closer to the actual date of the event. In addition to the auction that night,
there will also be online bidding available. Check Western’s website (www.westernchristianhs.com) for updates and
auction items as we get closer to November 18. We thank you for your participation of this event in the past, and look
forward to another successful day this year. See you then!
The Western Christian High School Finance Committee already has in place a program to assist students and families
in paying tuition. This program, Adopt-a-Student, can help families meet their financial obligations.
Adopt-a-Student contributors remain anonymous, if they desire, and the monies are paid directly to the tuition
account of the student in need. This is a wonderful way for contributors, who are financially able, to assist families who
struggle with meeting their tuition payments for Christian education.
We would ask that you prayerfully consider this project if you are financially able. If you would like more detailed
information, please call Western Christian High School (712-439-1013) and ask for Loren Bouma or Dan Barkel.
Western Welcomes New Faculty
Western’s Spanish Department is changing! We are excited to welcome two new teachers to take over those
classes. Mr. Reuben Faber will be teaching Spanish and coaching at Western full time. Mrs. Joanna Luna will
be teaching Spanish 3 and 4 for two class periods each day.
Mr. Faber joins the Western family as a recent college graduate. He grew up in Escondido,
CA, attended Calvin Christian School, and then came to Dordt College to earn a degree in
Secondary Education: Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language. Mr. Faber is
very excited to begin his teaching career at Western and states, “My desire is that the stu-
dents will gain an appreciation for the Spanish language and also the people who speak it.
I wish for the students to realize the importance of being able to com-
municate freely in Spanish and how that expands their ability to share
their passion for Christ and His word.”
Mrs. Luna grew up in Barrhead, Alberta, and graduated from Dordt College in 2008. She
holds a bachelor of arts degree in Secondary Spanish. She has experience teaching in Torre-
on, Mexico; Thornburg, IA; Central Alberta, Canada. Mrs. Luna’s goal is for her students to
develop in their knowledge of Spanish and their ability to communicate, but also that they
develop a deeper understanding of culture differences and how they can assist the cultural
transitions of those around them. Joanna and her husband, Luis, live in Sioux Center. West-
ern welcomes these two new teachers!
Two other staffing changes involve individuals who were already part of the Western family, but they will be
taking on new roles with different responsibilities. Mr. Dan Barkel will serve as Western’s principal. After work-
ing in both the music and counseling departments at Western, Mr. Barkel is eager to offer leadership to Western
in a new way. Mrs. Liz De Groot will serve as Western’s guidance counselor, after working for seven years in
Western’s Spanish Department. You can read more about their goals in these new roles in this issue’s Principal’s
Perspective and Counselor’s Corner. We continue to thank God for providing qualified, committed faculty and
staff to the Western family!
Web site of the Month
A Soul Surfer
After being attacked by a shark while out on a surfing run in her native state of Hawaii
and losing her entire left arm, Bethany Hamilton displayed amazing Christian character. Her
resilience, optimism and persistence are traits that we all would like to think we would display if
we experienced those circumstances. Most amazing of all is her faith that this is part of God’s plan
for her life and a method by which she can reach out to others.
After the April release of the movie, Soul Surfer, about her experience, and the book
chronicling her life this far, Bethany is using additional avenues in her quest to reach others. Two
sites, bethanyhamilton.com and www.soulsurfer.com, provide a glimpse into her life.Her witness there is through
video clips, photos, viewer comments and more.
These sites accentuate her Christian life focus,more material is available on Facebook, Wikipedia and
In compliance with regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); parents, teachers, and all employees
are hereby notified that Western Christian High School has a management plan for asbestos available in the school
office, should anyone desire to see it. Areas that contain asbestos are given required periodic surveillance by Mr.
Jerry Verhoef, the designated person.
Prayer and Praise
Please lift your prayers to God for . . .
-the new staff members, Mr. Faber and Mrs. Luna.
-Mr. Barkel and Mrs. De Groot as they take on new roles at Western.
-students who struggle with health issues themselves or have family members with serious health
-the seniors as they make decisions about their future and offer leadership to Western.
-the freshmen as they adjust to life as high school students.
-the entire Western Family as we strive to live out this year’s theme: “Therefore encourage one
another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” I Thessalonians 5:11
Please lift your praise to God for . . .
-the energy and enthusiasm of a new school year.
-a wonderful, clean, well-equipped campus to accommodate our students as they learn.
-providing leadership for Western through Mr. Barkel and the Board of Directors.
-the new and returning students that bring life and energy to Western’s hallways.
I am very excited about my new calling and adventure as Western Christian’s school counselor. For
those of you who don’t know who I am, I have been teaching Spanish 1 and 3 at Western for the last seven
years. I am originally from Grandville, Michigan. I attended Unity Christian in Hudsonville, Michigan,
and Dordt College. I majored in Spanish and Secondary Education, but as a freshman in college, I knew I
wanted to go on and get my masters in School Counseling. I can’t wait to see how God will use me in my
new position at Western!
As the school counselor at Western, it is my hope and goal to provide Western students with the
knowledge and means to gain success in a world God has created which is full of opportunities. I can’t wait
to hear what students hope for and want to do in the future! It is my hope that I can be an effective liaison
for teachers, students, and parents!
Some of my duties include providing programs to increase academic success such as the ITEDs,
ASVAB, PLAN test, ACT, and college and career fairs. I will provide counseling for students in need,
from relationship issues, to academic and career counseling. I will provide students with scholarship
opportunities, write recommendation letters, and organize classes through NCC. I also want to make sure
that every student has the appropriate classes and credits for graduation. Please do not hesitate to call or
email me with questions!
Liz De Groot
Homecoming 2011 – September 9 – Save the Date!
Homecoming is a special week each fall for the current student body and all alumni of Western Christian. Sep-
tember 9 has been selected for the 2011 Homecoming Football Game! The Student Council is already working to
make this a fun and memorable week for everyone. The entire week will include many extra-curricular activities,
special dress-up days, a theme-based Homecoming Chapel, the traditional Pep Rally, and then finally culminate
with the Friday night football game. Alumni are invited as special guests to this football game, with the opportunity
for Western graduates to meet and greet one another at half-time of that game, or at other activities during the week.
We invite Western supporters to come and enjoy many of the activities of our Homecoming week!
Just My Thoughts
A Mother’s Words: The Father’s Plan
A comment made to me by my mother many years ago has never made more sense to me than it does today. I think
the reason that I have remembered it for all these years is because, at that time, it seemed rather odd and strange
to me. As I was about to begin my own freshman year of high school, my mom said, “I sure wish I could open up
your brain and pour in four years of experience.” I am pretty sure that I probably rolled my eyes, gave her one of
“those” looks, or even shook my head in disbelief at the confusing things she sometimes said. Today, her comment
resonates with me because of the sincere truth it held.
My own daughter, my oldest child, is ready to begin her freshman year at Western. Her enthusiasm is evident and
her smile reveals her readiness. The teacher-side of me knows she’s ready. As most freshmen, she’s nervous about
her classes, her schedule, her locker combination, her daily bus ride to and from school, but I tell myself the same
thing I tell all new parents: she’ll be fine. In fact, it’s amazing how within 2-3 days, our freshmen are adjusted and
quite comfortable in their new school setting.
The mom-side of me is a little less confident. My own mother’s words are my heart’s sentiment exactly; if only I
could hand her four years worth of life experiences, so she doesn’t have to find her own way along that sometimes
bumpy road. How wonderful it would be if her 14-year-old mind carried in it that valuable life experience. How
many aches and hurts could she avoid if only she had that precious experience with her as she walked down
freshman hall that very first day of school?
But the faith-side of me recognizes the truth. I can’t just hand that valuable knowledge to her. I can’t package life
experiences and present them to her as a back-to-school gift. She has to learn those as she lives life, along the way.
The aches and hurts that I want her to avoid and prevent will be just as much a part of her rich knowledge and
experiences as the joys and highlights. I can lead, guide, pray, and encourage, but the reality is, this is her time to
go and to grow. The next four years will be a time of rich life experiences that continue to shape the young woman
she is becoming, and once again, I am so thankful for Christian education. I’m so thankful for Christian teachers
who will stand before her and beside her, not only with book knowledge and facts but also with life lessons in faith.
They will pray with her and for her. She will be viewed not only as a student but also as a child of God. She will
be challenged to develop an appreciation of what that means and a life-view that strives to carry that out in the
world around her.
I may not be able to “pour in” four years of experience, but hopefully, prayerfully, she will gain that life knowledge,
and as she does, she will also discover and become exactly who her perfect heavenly Father designed her to be.
Just My Thoughts,
Stewardship Day Planned
Western is once again planning an opportunity for our students to work in our communities and for people
who need help with projects that they cannot do for themselves. The Christian Stewardship date for working in our
communities is set for October 14, a Friday, with a rain date of October 21, also a Friday.
This Christian Stewardship work day has allowed our small chapel groups to work together and to get to
know each other. It also has enabled the small group leaders to get to know their students and develop a bond that
will help them to effectively lead the group for the year.
It is important that all Western Christian High School students are involved working together on a day like
this. There have been extremely positive results from students working together and from those whom they have
helped. Students are expected to participate in these work projects; this is a regular school day. This Christian
Stewardship Day of working in our communities is a great opportunity for Christian young people to witness to our
If you have work or need help with a special project, please give us a call at WCHS (439-1013) or email
(email@example.com) and we will pass this information along to our faculty leaders.
We have had a tremendous response to our students working in our communities. We hope and pray that
this Christian Stewardship Day will continue to be a blessing to our students as well as to our communities.
Western Girls Soccer 2011
- Growing in Grace
The soccer girls started this spring dealing with
loss; not only did they have to reorganize after los-
ing 8 seniors to graduation, but they had to deal
with a loss that no 17-year-old should ever have
to go through, saying goodbye to their classmate,
teammate and best friend, Trisha Wood. It’s been
an emotional journey with no answers, only God’s
grace to provide the energy to go on.
The season progressed with the girls figuring out
positions and how to work off each other as a unit.
The season highlights included excellent play at
the Storm Lake game with well-played goals being
scored. Another good game was holding Spencer
to 2 goals late in the season. Hannah Van Maanen
had the job of being goal keeper with her strength
being able to shut down upper 90 shots. Katie Pollema ended the season with 13 goals. Defensively, Maria Korver
and Jamie Driesen did well to hold shape and reduce shots being taken.
The team says goodbye to 6 seniors: Kendra Keizer, Maria Korver, Brooke Kats, Katie Pollema, Ashley Blom and
Hannah Van Maanen who will be missed for their quirky sense of humor and their ability to laugh. May God richly
bless you as you begin your college careers.
First team all conference included: Katie Pollema, Hannah Van Maanen and Jami Driesen. Honorable mention
included: Brooke Kats and Maria Korver.
We look forward to a young and energetic team returning next spring.
Coach Jeanie Elgersma
2011 Softball Review
The Lady Wolfpack softball team had another great season! Our final record was 14-9 and we took 4th place with
a 7-7 record in the competitive Lakes Conference. The team showed much improvement throughout the season in
every area. Many girls stepped up into new positions after graduating 4 seniors and many empty spots on the roster.
This was encouraging to see as it shows their love for softball and dedication to the TEAM!
We had several girls who received awards
and recognition this season:
1st Team Lakes Conference:
• Abby Horstman - Sr
• Kayla Gesink- Sr
• Jasmine VanderZwaag - So
2nd Team Lakes Conference:
• Mariah Lammers - Sr
We had 4 seniors who we are sad to see
graduate; Abby Horstman, Kayla Gesink,
Vanessa Jansen, and Mariah Lammers. These
girls put in much time, hard work, extra
swings/fielding, and showed tremendous
leadership. They were vital to the continued
improvement of the WC softball program.
On behalf of the girls and coaching staff, we would like to thank the parents and fans for all their support, miles
traveled, and words of encouragement throughout the season. God has blessed WC with so many outstanding
2010-2011 Western Christian Sports Pass
You will be able to purchase passes at athletic events and at the school main office.
Season Sports Passes will be good for all HOME athletic events for the 2010-2011 school year
(including summer sports). This includes over 50 home athletic events.
• All Western students will receive a pass to all home athletic events and activities as part of their
• All 8th graders in our local Christian Schools (that will be attending Western) will receive a complimentary
Single Adult Pass: $65
Family Pass: $160 (includes single college students)
Baseball 2011 Summary
Western’s Varsity baseball team
concluded an exciting season in mid-
July. Western entered post-season play
and defeated #6 ranked West Lyon
3-1. The next game versus Sioux Center
ended in an exciting 8-6 victory,
which included 3 runs scored in the
bottom of the 6th inning. The excitement
continued in a District Championship
game against Sheldon. With 2 outs in
the top of the 7th, the Wolfpack scored
4 runs to defeat the Orabs 7-4. The
season ended in a loss to Alta-Aurelia,
who advanced to the State Tournament.
The team’s season record was 12-17.
Two other memorable events for the team
included an incredible 3-homerun game
for Marcus DeJager and a walk-off grand
slam for Tyler DeVries.
The seniors who played during their entire high school careers were Josh Dolieslager, Tyler De Vries, Kody
VandeKamp, and Adam Vander Stoep. Senior Dash DeGroot joined the team this year and provided some valu-
able speed! These seniors will be missed!
This season also marked the end of a 21-year coaching career for Coach Aldie Altena. Mr. A. stated that coach-
ing baseball at Western for all those years was truly enjoyable! Western would like to thank Mr. A for his years of
dedicated coaching to our baseball program!
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The annual banquet will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m We are changing our program to music inspiration
with no speaker. Our musicians will be Scott Visser from Sioux Center, Bethany Bosma and Rachel Vande Griend
from Hull 1st CRC, and Voices of Faith from Inwood. Western’s Chamber Singers will again open the program.
Please call the school at 439-1013 for reservations by Friday, September 2, so our caterer can plan the number
2011 Foundation Members
Gene & Betty Addink John & Betty Bolkema Dennis & Jean Calkhoven Jarvis & Shari De Wild
Larry & Sharidee Addink Leon & Deb Bolkema Jim & Jan Calkhoven Bernie & Kathy De Wit
Marv & Sherri Addink Lyle & Brenda Bolkema John Cammenga Cory De Wit
Willis & Joanne Alberda Marv & Nina Bolkema Jo Caswell Dan & Kathy De Wit
Dan & Matilda Alons Ryan & Rachel Bolkema Mike & Karen Christians Don & Lou De Wit
Merl & Rose Alons Gary & Jan Bomgaars Ben & Jill Christoffels Harold & Thressa De Wit
Aldie & Bev Altena Dave & Diane Bonestroo Roger & Esther Cleveringa Jay & Donna De Wit
Derrick & Jennie Altena Bartel Boogerd Marlo & Viv Covey Larry & Ellen De Wit
Gail Andringa Jim & Sheryl Boogerd Mike & Jackie Covey Verlyn & Judene De Wit
Tillie Anema Linda Boogerd Julius Damstra Albert & Minnie De Yager
John & Karen Anema Marie Boogerd Floyd & Joyce Davelaar Peter & Betsy De Yager
Marv & Carol Anema Robert & Lori Boogerd Gerrit & Helma Davelaar James De Young
Paul & Trudy Anema Elmer Boon Brent & Sharla De Boef Martin Dekkenga
Art & Phyllis Attema Joel Boon Alan & Vi De Boer Wilmina Dekkers
Mike & Tammy Baartman Cork & Carol Bootsma Esther De Boer Rod & Lisa Den Hartog
Sean & Stephanie Baccam Doug & Carol Bootsma Orwyn & Susan De Boer Greg & Shar Dengler
Syla & Tanya Baccam Garrold & Evelyn Bootsma Peter & Joy De Boer Anthony & Doris Diekema
Jerry & Sharla Back Harlan & Barb Bootsma Nelva De Boer Gerdena Dirksen
Bill & Kathy Bajema Ted & Nellie Bootsma Dan & Mary De Groot Ed Dokter
Duane & Jan Bajema Wilma Bootsma Don De Groot Gary & Donna Doppenberg
Virg & Esther Baker Abe & Helen Bos Jason & Abby De Groot George Dorhout
Dale & Joyce Bakker Curt & Amber Bosma Jon De Groot Harlan & Mary Dorhout
Dwight & Jan Bakker Esther Bosma Larry De Groot Ivan & Nancy Dorhout
Nathan &Chanda Bakker Larry & Karen Bosma Rog & Mary De Groot Bob & Marcia Douma
Lavonne Balt Henry Bouma Sally De Groot Caroline Douma
Richard Balt Loren & Gaylene Bouma Gary & Nadine De Hoogh Ken & Arbelle Draayer
Dan & Ann Barkel Lynnae Bouma Minnie De Hoogh Bernie & Margaret Driesen
Todd & Juliann Bartman Bernie & Gwen Bousema Brent & Amy De Jager Brad & Nancy Driesen
Joe & Mary Bechler Joel & Amy Bousema Darwin & Carla De Jager Dorothy Driesen
Bill & Esther Beimers Mark & Elsie Bousema Dennis & Pam De Jager Etta Driesen
Mark & Michelle Bekkering Nathan & Kari Bousema Don & Helen De Jager Gene & Nella Driesen
Lloyd and Diane Bierma Bill & Veda Bousema Gary & Carla De Jager Scott & Peggy Driesen
Loren & Jayne Bittner George & Harriet Bradley Harvey De Jager Gerald & Kathy Droog
Ed & Carol Blankespoor Lewis & JoAnne Brasser Fred & Jean De Jong Don and Jackie Dykstra
Ed & Mary Blankespoor Herm & Adelene Brenneman Jean De Jong John & Alice Dykstra
Edith Blankespoor Henry Brinks Lester De Jong John & Karen Dykstra
Henry & Gail Blankespoor Berdie Broek Norm & Wilma De Jong Julia Dykstra
Sandy Blankespoor Mike & Angie Broek Steve & Deanne De Jong Rog & Arlene Dykstra
Jim & Deb Bleeker Randall & Sandi Brouwer Betty De Jongh Wes & Diana Dykstra
Katie Bleeker Andrew Brummel Pete De Kam David & Melinda Eekhoff
Audrey Blom Arch & Val Brummel Dan & Arline De Roon Jim & Sylvia Eekhoff
Gord & Gert Blom Edwin & Natalie Brummel John & Sylvia De Ruyter Daniel & Rita Eisma
Walt & Evelyn Blom Dennis & Linda Brunsting Cecelia De Stigter Dean & Nancy Eisma
Don & Lyla Boer Les & Kim Burggraaf Jerome De Stigter Gene & Betty Jean Eisma
Jeff & Elaine Boer Eric Buteyn Leonard & Ella De Stigter Dale & Julie Elgersma
Peter & Nancy Boer Jerry & Carol Buteyn Phil & Bonnie De Stigter Ray & Phyllis Elgersma
Phil Boeve Ged Byker Shawn & Leah De Stigter Thelma Elgersma
Alan & Janna Bolkema John & Carol Byl Harlan & Donna De Vries John & Violet Engbers
Ervin & Gladys Bolkema Randy & Pat Byl Steve & Lorna De Vries Kevin & Linda Engbers
Harlan & Yvonne Bolkema Berdena Bylsma Eldon & Luann De Wild Wilma Eylander
Jim & Melinda Faber Bertha Hoekstra Pete & Nella Kooi Andy & Joan Miedema
Dell & Joy Faber Larry & Marcia Hoekstra John and Sherry Kooiker Todd & Shelly Miedema
Laverne & Sherri Faber Ted Hoekstra Art Kooima Esther & Danny Miller
August & Anne Faber Dave & Julie Hofland Brad & Kathy Kooima Alice Moerman
Brian & Deb Feekes James & Joanne Hofland Bruce & Linda Kooima Paul & Darlene Moerman
Margaret Feekes Arlan & Mary Hofman Carol Kooima Pres & Diane Moerman
Rog & Linda Feekes Brad & Marlys Hofman Doug & Wilma Kooima Marilyn & William Moore
Stan & Judy Feekes Jean Hofstee Elsie Kooima Paul & Kathy Moos
Lee & Eleanor Feenstra Hilda Holtrop Ken & Ruth Kooima Iola M Moss
Randy & Lynette Feenstra Arvin & Betty Hoogendoorn Ken & Eileen Kooima Andy Mouw
Ann Feikema Miltlon & Kari Hoogendoorn Lee & Karen Kooima Harlan & Kathy Mouw
Mark & Darlene Fenchel Dick & Joann Hoogland Terry & Lyla Kooima Kari Mouw
Jody Folkens Leonard Hoogland Vern & Lori Kooima Duane & Helen Mulder
Roy & Lois Folkerts Gary & Florence Horstman Erwin & Alma Kooistra Ivan & Ruth Mulder
Todd & Dawn Folkerts Jim & Joan Horstman James & Mary Kooistra Jason & Emily Mulder
Wes & Ladona Fopma Pete & Caron Horstman Stacy & Anna Kooistra Marv & Dee Mulder
Kelly Franken Gene & Nancy Hospers Joel Kraayenbrink Mildred Mulder
Ellen Geels Mark Hubers Joel & Kari Kraayenbrink Ray & Nancy Mulder
Lorraine Geels Rick Huisken Gerald Kramer Rodney & Lucarol Mulder
Randy & Norma Geels Trudy Huisken Marsha Kreykes Tom & Bernice Mulder
Dave Gesink John & Louise Hulst Edwin & Sandy Kreykes Calvin Nagel
Junior and Elinor Gesink Glenn & Marge Hulstein John & Betty Kreykes Sally Narmi
Kevin & Shelly Gesink Hermina Hulstein Leroy & Linda Kreykes Justin & Heather Negen
Melvin & Carolyn Gesink Mike & Jill Jacobsma Eldon & Doris Krikke Les & Bonnie Netjes
Cliff & Esther Gort Peter & Grace Jacobsma Eric & Crissa Krikke Chad Nibbelink
Darin & Lori Granstra Vicki & Ron Jacobsma Merlin & Linda Kroese Arthur Nienhuis
David & Nellie Gregg Jim and Rachel Jansen Florence Kroese Norma & Nelson Nikkel
John & Wilma Grevengoed Kurt & Kim Jansma Andrew & Samantha Kroese Leona Noteboom
Mike & Connie Grevengoed Norma Jansma Charles and Darlene Kroese Bill & Nelva Nyenhuis
Lyle & Muriel Gritters Terry & Dee Jansma Dave & Kay Kroese Myna Nyhof
Blake & Stephanie Groeneweg Della Jelgerhuis Hilmore & Lavonne Kroese Maurice & Edith Nymeyer
Walt & Alta Groeneweg Willie & Gert Jonker Jay & Lydia Kroese Duane & Arlis Obbink
Marley & Ruth Grotenhuis Bonnie Jonkman Sandy Kroese Donna Obbink
Orlan & Evie Gulker Terri Kaiser Stan & Marcella Kroese Mel & Darlene Obbink
Enno Haan Brad & Cindy Kamstra Dan & Linda Kroeze Robert & Linda Oldenkamp
Andrew & Arlene Haarsma Tim Kamstra Bernard & Luella Krommendyk Jim & Alethea Oostenink
Mark & Amy Haken Bill & Marie Kamstra Brad & Deb Krommendyk Henrietta Oostra
Howard & Vicki Hall Ed & Elaine Kats Don & Mary Krommendyk Ron & Carol Oostra
Bill & Shawna Harmsen Gail Kats Brad & Marcia Kuiper Herb & Tres Peters
Corwin & Donna Harthoorn Larry Kats Caroline Kuiper Joel & Jean Peters
Grace Harthoorn Paul & Patricia Kats Hazel Kuiper Ken & Chris Peters
Grace Hartog Anna Kempers Louis & Kathy Kuiper Chad & Lora Petitt
Curt & Darlene Hartog Lila Kempers Ron & Marlene Kuyper Helen Peuse
Ed & Noella Haveman Bill & Nancy Kingma Jeanne Landegent Lee & Audrey Plaiser
Eric & Alysia Haveman Ron & Marty Kixmiller Dan & Laura Landstra William & Muriel Plooster
Jake Haveman Jean Klaver Gene & Phyllis Laninga Dave & Laura Pluim
Joel Haveman Harry & Freda Klay Marvin & Martha Leese Faye Pluim
John & Pat Haveman Myron & Marilyn Kleinwolterink Ron & Darletta LeLoux Bryan & Barb Pollema
Steve & Kim Haveman Nellie Kleinwolterink Clyde & Carol Lems Dale & Mary Pollema
Mike & Tammy Haverhals Geraldine Klomp Garrett & Jeanette Lems Doug & Sandy Pollema
Verna Haverhals Marv & Helen Klomp Harry & Gladys Link Keith & Carol Pollema
Arta Haverhals-Bonnema Carl & Ellen Klompien Alvin & Marilyn Lobbes Nicholas Pollema
Brent Haverkamp Dorothy Klynsma John & Claretta Lobbes Pete & Nelva Pollema
Andrew & Judith Heim Arnie & Carol Koekkoek Ken Lobbes Travis & Leah Pollema
Joel & Julie Hengeveld Cliff and Marlys Koele Ross & Donna Loomans Vern & Betty Pollema
Ken & Kim Hengeveld Duane & Rose Koele Kenneth & Jo Ludema Wilmar & Betty Pollema
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