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Thursday, June 9, 2011 • Vol. 123, No. 52 The annual Davison Downtown Car Cruise kicked off its season June 3. Classic and muscle cars lined Main Street for the event, which will take place almost ever Friday night this summer starting at 6 p.m. Davison City Council is expected to approve the rest of the cruise schedule at its meeting June 13, but the cars and crowds will return Friday night this week.


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Flag Day celebration set for June 14 BY GARY GOULD 810-452-2650 •


DAVISON — The Davison America Legion Post 267 wants to put the “flag” back in Flag Day. Tim Hastings, post vice commander, said the veteran’s organization will hold a Flag Day ceremony in front of the Davison Historical Museum, June 14 from 6-7 p.m. The museum, 263 E. Fourth St., located next to the Davison Area Library, will take part in the ceremony, which will focus on proper flag etiquette and the

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Board able to keep all but 2 teachers slated for layoff BY GARY GOULD 810-452-2650 •


DAVISON — Through concessions made by all of the bargaining units during recent contract negotiations, the Davison Board of Education has managed to keep eight of 10 teachers who were to be laid off after this school year. The board voted unanimously to recall eight teachers who were pink-slipped just weeks ago and would have finished out the 2010-2011 school year before becom-

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came after the board ratified a twoyear contract with the district’s Custodial, Food Service, Maintenance and Transportation Union. The concessions mostly include a wage freeze for all employees and an agreement for employees to pay more of their insurance costs.

who were let go due to projected budget shortfalls brought by proposed cuts in state aid. ing unemployed. “We’re trying real hard to get a grip “We wish it could be all of them,” on where enrollment will be for next said Board Secretary Karen Conover. Superintendent Eric Lieske said the year,” said Lieske. “We’d like to have administration is working hard to try (the teachers) all back.” The recall of the eight teachers and recall the remaining two teachers from page 1

Dan Romzek, district finance director, said in all the district has saved about $1.5 million from employee concessions across the board — $1.2 million alone coming from the Davison Education Association. The CFMT concessions were hailed by members of the board as another sign of district employees and officials working together to get through the state budget crisis. “This is another step by district employees to help bridge what we hope is just a gap,” said Treasurer Kim Lindsay. “Everybody has stepped up to the plate.”

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proper disposal of old flags. “We want to let people know where they can take their old flags,” said Hastings. “The museum is on board and they are going to be open for the public and free of charge. There will also be refreshments available.” Jim Hansen of Hansen Funeral Home will take care of the proper cremation of old flags collected in a drop box at the museum and the ashes will be properly buried in an ash vault in front of the museum. Hastings said Davison Mayor Tim Bishop and State Rep. Charles Smiley (D-Burton) would be on hand for the ceremony. There will also be patriotic music played during the event. For years the community has done little to recognize Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The holiday was officially established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was proclaimed National Flag Day by Congress in August of 1949. “This is the City of Flags,” said Hastings. “This is the first time anyone has tried to re-establish Flag Day here.” He said he and the American Legion post hope the event becomes an annual affair. People are asked to bring lawn chairs for the event. If successful Hastings said he hopes to bring in bleachers for next year’s event. Details: Call 810-955-3164. Thursday, June 9, 2011


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Having a Field Day Connecting through art Special needs students at Siple learn from area cartoonist. PAGE 12

Huckleberry Radio Crossroads Village announces lineup for its fourth season. PAGE 15

The annual Central Elementary Field Day for first and second grade students was held June 3. Above: A firstgrader takes part in the sack race. Right: First grade boys compete in a pie eating contest. Below right: Second grade boys compete in a tug of war.

Milestone marked Davison baseball coach surpasses 500 wins. PAGE 20

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GENESEE COUNTY — Back to the Bricks, now in its seventh year, has grown so big it needs a Tune-up Party and Flint Township is one of the chosen hosts. Tune-up Party Week events are also in Clio, Linden/Fenton, Davison and Richfield Township — featuring food, music, door prizes, dancing, car shows, giveaways and more — planned for Aug. 9-13 to bring a taste of the excitement and economic boost of BTTB to surrounding communities, according to Al Hatch, BTTB chairman, who was guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Hatch talked about what’s in store leading up to this year’s big car and cruise festival in downtown Flint, Aug. 16-20. One-day Tune-up parties begin in Clio on Aug. 9 and will be held in Linden/Fenton on Aug. 11, in Davison on Aug. 12 and in Richfield Township on Aug. 13. Each event has its own array of participating businesses and events and includes a giveaway of 250 T-shirts, Hatch said. The Flint Township Tune-up Party on Aug. 10, with municipal support, begins at 2 p.m. at the Patsy Lou Mega Lot on Linden Road and winds its way down to Duke’s Stereo on Miller Road at 5 p.m., concluding at 7:30 p.m. with door prizes and giveaways of 250 free T-shirts. A pilot Tune-up Party in Davison last year was so popular, it’s being expanded, Hatch said. Hatch also talked about the “Mitten Tour,” a BTTB promotional car cruise that starts June 17 in Flint and for six days will follow a route along Michigan shoreline cities in the Lower Peninsula before returning to Flint June 25 in time for the Sloan Museum Auto Fair. Last year, a similar promotional tour began in Lima, Ohio, and ended in New York City, following the route of the historic Lincoln Highway. Hatch said promo planners decided to keep the festivities in Michigan this year. So far, about 127 cars and 300 people are expected to participate in the 1,150 mile shoreline tour. “It’s a rolling party,’’ Hatch said of the tour which has eight overnight The Davison INDEX

stops in Port Huron, Bay City, Alpine, Mackinaw City, Traverse City, Ludington, Holland and Brooklyn and in-between stops in other cities along the way. Hatch said calls keep coming in from cities asking to be included as a tour stop. He said you don’t have to drive a classic car to participate. Sign-up forms are available on the BTTB website. The enthusiasm is a testament to BTTB’s mounting success, he said. Hatch said he is wary about attaching crowd , participation and dollar estimates to BTTB but quoted Mark Perry, a University of Michigan-Flint economist, who said the event last year had a $50 million impact on the local economy. Business owners who benefit have offered success stories. Hatch said that owner of Blackstones restaurant in downtown Flint said he served 22,000 meals in one week, making a significant difference in his bottom line. Also the owner of Trapper Joe’s in Burton said he had to hire extra help and brought in a single mom who earned $600 in tips on her first night. Hatch said BTTB has gone through 30,000 fliers for the 2011 event and is now working on its third printing. The fliers have been placed at every rest stop statewide, he said. As for attendance, Hatch estimates 350,000 spectators and 30,000 participants last year but said he isn’t sure how they came by those figures. BTTB opens this year on Aug. 16 with a showing of the movie “Back To the Future” at the US 23 Drive-in on Fenton Road. Other highlights this year include an appearance by legendary drag racer Don “Big Daddy’ Garlits. He’s bringing his famous 'Swamp Rat' dragster and will be selling drag racing memorabilia. Also Sonny Turner, former lead singer of the Platters will be performing with the Flint Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 as part of Music in the Parks. Diplomat Pharmacy on South Saginaw Street is planning an open house and a “Million Dollar Car Show’’ of cars valued at over a million dollars including Eva Peron’s Packard, Hatch said. Details about all Back to the Brick Events are posted on the organization’s website at Thursday, June 9, 2011

NEWS Blotter Police warn residents of paving scams DAVISON TWP. — Davison Township Police are warning residents to be aware of potential contractor scams this summer, especially from those offering paving services. Dep. Chief Rick Freeman said the department has had several complaints from residents who have been scammed by people claiming to be asphalt contractors since warmer weather arrived. “Make sure you check out your contractors,” said Freeman, who said residents should ask to see credentials from anyone they hire to do work in or around their home. Anyone with concerns about a contractor should contact the Davison Township Police Department at 810-653-5656.

Two bicycles found DAVISON TWP. — A caller to the police department reported finding two bicycles left on the east side of the 1000 block of N. Cummings Road, June 2. Police received the call from a passing motorist at 7:28 p.m. Two bikes were recovered by police — one a mountain bike, the other a freestyle bike. Anyone who thinks the bikes may belong to them should contact the department at 810-653-5656.

Teen arrested for alleged retail fraud DAVISON TWP. — A 14-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly stealing two $45 sets of skull earbuds (earphones) in two separate incidents at Meijer, 8089 Lapeer Rd. He was detained by store security June 3 after one set was allegedly stolen and confessed to an earlier theft. The case has been turned over to a juvenile prosecutor.

Gun stolen from truck DAVISON TWP. — Police investigated the reported theft of a .380 pistol allegedly stolen from the center console of a truck parked at a residence in the 2100 block of Hillwood on June 4. Police were called at 2:15 p.m. by the truck owner who said the truck was parked in the driveway between 9 p.m. June 3 and 2 p.m. June 4. Sometime between those hours the police believe the gun and the holster it was in were taken from the vehicle. Police said there were other larcenies from cars reported in the area over the next few days and the case is under investigation. — Compiled by Gary Gould






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News Briefs Winner of The Davison Index Gus Macker promotion BURTON — Zack Slawter of Davison was the winner of a free registration package for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament June 25-26. The tournament, which will benefit the Food Bank Of Eastern Michigan, is at Courtland Center in Burton. — G.G.

Davison Superintendent announces $500 donation DAVISON — Davison School Superintendent Eric Lieske was pleasantly surprised recently when he received an anonymous letter from someone in the community containing five crisp new $100 bills. The letter also contained a note asking that Lieske find a way to put the money to good use. He said the money will be placed in a fund called the Cardinal Care Account. It was started recently so the district would have money on hand to help “students with a need” and/or their families. Money from the account is there to help parents deal with unexpected expenses for their children — like dental, medical, lunches, backpacks, clothing and so on. — G.G.

• Display purple bows outside • Display Relay for Life posters • Wear purple scrubs • Attach a purple bow to a car Remember Relay for Life is June 25-26 from 10 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Cardinal Stadium on Clark Street near Davison High School. Details: 810-280-9536 or 810-591-5104. — G.G.

Harmony Day Camp offered at Davison Senior Center

DAVISON TWP. — The AmVets Post 1569 will hold a Steak Dinner at the Davison VFW Post 4087, 9474 Lapeer Rd., on June 17 from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $12 per person for a NY strip steak, baked potato, baked beans, corn, cole slaw and plus dessert. Kids meal for $3 includes a hot hog plus one side and dessert. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the VFW Clubroom or at the door. — G.G.

DAVISON — Calling all youth (boys and girls), ages 11-25, that love to sing! Border Lakes Region # 2 Sweet Adelines is sponsoring its 4th annual “Got Harmony Day Camp” for young singers, June 25 from 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison. All students will receive instruction in vocal and performance techniques and learn fourpart harmony and choreography from experienced musical specialists. The cost is $20 per student which includes lunch, dinner, a “Got Harmony” T-shirt, learning CDs and music. Registration was due June 1, but late registrants will be accepted if there are openings. Scholarships are available. The students will perform in the Got Harmony Camp Choruses at the Got Harmony Benefit Show to be held that evening at the Davison High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The show also features award winning Sweet Adelines and Barbershop groups. Details: Call 810-240-5947, e-mail or go to — G.G.

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DAVISON — Davison Relay for Life is looking to increase cancer awareness and invite the community to Celebrate-Remember-Fight Back at this year’s Relay for Life. They will hold Paint Davison Purple Day on June 14. Businesses are encouraged to: • Have their employees wear purple • Have a purple themed window display • Florists could display purple flowers • Restaurants could serve purple food and drink specials • Decorate the building in purple

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DAVISON TWP. — A benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction for Bethany (Henderson) Quinn will be held June 24 at the American Legion Hall, 10309 Davison Rd., from 5-9 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children and kids under 5 are free. All proceeds go toward the cost of care for Quinn, who was recently diagnosed with lung and brain cancer. Donations are also being accepted, even if you are unable to attend. Details: Call 810-664-6190, 810-240-6921 or e-mail — G.G.

DAVISON — Commencement exercises for the Davison High School Class of 2011 will be held June 13 at Perani Arena in Flint at 7 p.m. — G.G.

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DAVISON — The Relay For Life Golf Outing will be held at Southmoor Golf Course (Dort Highway-Burton) on June 11 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person which will include lunch, prizes and 18 holes of golf with card. Details: Call 810210-9097. — G.G.

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Business Briefs Verlander to meet fans at Waldron Buick GMC DAVISON — Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will be at Jim Waldron Buick GMC, 1146 S. State Rd., June 23. Verlander is expected to be available to meet with the general public for pictures and autographs sometime that afternoon. Waldron first partnered with the Tiger pitcher in 2006 when Verlander agreed to make an annual summer appearance at the dealership to sign autographs. Verlander pitched his second career no-hitter May 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays. His first no-hitter was in 2007 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Details about the Waldron visit will follow in next week’s edition. — G.G.

Businesses to collect work attire for CARS108 program GENESEE COUNTY — CARS108 (107.9 FM) is partnering with area businesses to collect gently used professional attire to help men and women who are seeking employment or have been recently employed and cannot afford the added expense of purchasing the proper business clothing. They are asking the community to help by donating gently used or new clothing. Collection boxes will be located at the following businesses until June 10: Creative Jewelers in Lincor Plaza, 2127 S. Linden Rd,; Wireless Shop, 2461 W. Hill Rd. across from Meijer; Hurley Health and Fitness Center, 4500 S. Saginaw St.; Eyecare Associates, 1063 S. State Rd., Davison; Gaines Jewelry, G3310 Beecher Rd.; Mid Michigan Dental Group, G1111 W. Hill Rd.; Dr. David Slezak, 9096 Davison Rd., Davison; and Laurie’s and Timothy’s on Saginaw St. in downtown Grand Blanc. The Salvation Army will be offering the gently used professional attire collected from the community during Dress to Succeed to help anyone who needs suits, dresses, pants, shoes, etc. for job related purposes, including employment interviews. Vouchers for one FREE outfit can be obtained through July 31 by visiting The Salvation Army main office located at 211 W. Kearsley St. in Flint. The voucher can be redeemed at any of three convenient Salvation Army Thrift Store locations: 817 S. State in Davison, 4273 Corunna Rd. and 2200 N. Dort Highway in Flint. — G.G.

$10,000 Home Makeover winners C&L Ward to put new siding, doors in Burton family’s home DAVISON TWP. — Ward Brothers announced the winners of its fourth $10,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes. Paul and Casey Hinman of Burton are the lucky recipients. Previous winners resided in Lansing, Highland and Saginaw. “I kept trying to call my husband to tell him we won a $10,000 home makeover. I couldn’t wait for him to come home. I started looking around the house to see what things needed to get done. I didn’t believe it until we came in and saw the check. I’m still stunned,” said Casey. C&L President Pat Ward said, “It’s always a thrill for us when we announce the winner of our Home Makeover. We look forward to working with Paul and Casey and helping them with their makeover.” The family of five plans to use the money to have new siding and exterior doors installed. Homeowners can enter the next $10,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes online at, attending a C&L Ward Home Improvement Seminar, or visiting any C&L Ward showroom in Davison, Kawkawlin, Novi or the Meridian Mall in Okemos.

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Government contracting seminars announced FLINT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Secrets to Successful Government Contracting”, a three-part summer series which kicks off June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room. It continues on July 22 and concludes Aug. 26. The seminars will be conducted by Todd Olson, program director of the Northwest Michigan PTAC office in Traverse City. Olson will focus on the critical areas businesses need to understand to position themselves for successful government contracting. The cost for each class is $15 or registration for the entire series is $30. The Regional Chamber is located at 519 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. Details: Visit or call 810600-1437 or e-mail — G.G. Thursday, June 9, 2011

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FLINT — Name the two Flintbased companies taking part in the second annual “Commit to Get Fit” challenge? Survey says:

HealthPlus and Citizens Bank. Citizens Bank President and CEO Cathy Nash and Citizens Bank employees faced off Monday against HealthPlus of Michigan President and CEO, Bruce Hill and HealthPlus employees for the second fitness challenge where employees for both companies will report their minutes of physical activity for eight weeks.

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Heritage Route Car Rally touted as success BY AMANDA BRANIECKI 810-452-2647 • ABRANIECKI@MIHOMEPAPER.COM

DAVISON — All along M-15 cars of all makes and models cruised in the longest rally in the area making the first-ever M-15 Heritage Route Rally a major success. Event Coordinator and owner of C.H. Schultz and Sons Auto Upholstery Deb Schultz-Pawlasky said the rally lived up to the committee’s vision of being similar to the Back to the Bricks and Woodward Dream Cruise events. “I was in Otisville and I tried to ask every participant what they thought of the rally,” SchultzPawlasky said. “I got one answer: ‘We are having fun.’” Schultz-Pawlasky came up with the idea of the rally after combining her passions for cars and community involvement. While she could have just organized a smaller cruise, Schultz-Pawlasky wanted to bring something different to Genesee


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Car enthusiasts took part in a road trip of sorts through Genesee County as they participate in the first-ever M-15 Heritage Route Rally running from Clarkson to Vassar. Pictured here was a pit stop along the route at Jim Waldron Buick GMC Truck in Davison.

County. “We wanted to create an event that would be much larger because we do have a lot of littler car cruises in the county, but we wanted something that would span across a number of communities,” SchultzPawlasky said. True to form, the June 4 rally, which ran from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., was the longest car rally in the area

spanning from Clarkston to Vassar and traveling through both Goodrich and Davison along the way. “I think it went extremely well,” Schultz-Pawlasky said. “We had a family in a van participate and that is what we wanted, that is what this rally was about. Anyone could participate. We had new mustangs and new Corvettes but also the old cars too which was wonderful.” Schultz-Pawlasky said she was also excited to see how much business the car rally generated despite free food offered by businesses along the way such as the 280 free chicken dinners given away at Cook Superstore in Vassar. “Business was terrific that day,” she said. “It did more than we anticipated it doing.” In total, Schultz-Pawlasky said they sold 150 Passports, which acted as tickets for the event. Those wishing to give feedback on the rally are asked to do so on the events Facebook page titled “The Heritage Rally.” A meeting will be held on June 23 at 7 p.m. at Forest Township Hall, 130 E. Main St., in Otisville to discuss next year’s event which will once again be held on the first Saturday of June.

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The organization with the highest average amount of activity per employee will win the challenge. At the kickoff held June 6 at the Citizen’s Bank central branch in downtown Flint, HealthPlus and Citizens Bank employees competed against one another in a “Fitness Feud” game emceed by Season Two “at home” winner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser and HealthPlus spokesperson Pete Thomas. While HealthPlus walked away last year with the coveted “Nash-Hill Cup” for the Fitness Feud event, this year Nash and her team came back to win the event. “We thought it would be good to take the energy our two companies have and put it to good use,” said Nash, prior to the start of the event. More than 1,300 employees between the two companies took part in the challenge last year. The event promotes the importance of

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physical activity to the workforces of both companies and to the community. At the Fitness Feud, Nash, Hill and their colleagues answered questions like “what are the benefits of exercise?” and “what are the most common signs of stress?” The questions were offered up by Thomas and the teams gave their answers in the same format as the TV game show Family Feud. In the end, Citizens Bank won. But according to Hill, it isn’t all about winning or losing. “What you are doing here today is setting an example for the community,” he said, addressing employees from both companies prior to the game. “You’re making the community a healthier place to live, to work and to play. You are a contributor to this community.” The results of the contest between the two companies will be shared with the community after the eight week challenge is over. Thursday, June 9, 2011

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Davison youth thanks community for dog park My teacher showed me the article that there was a dog park being built. I’m sure my dog Wyatt will like it. He doesn’t have very many friends at all (2). Wyatt will be able to run like crazy there. He can’t ever run in the backyard because it’s not fenced in. He only has a small cage in the corner of the yard as his space. I’m glad Wyatt will have a space to run and be a pooch. — Ethan Sullins, Davison

Project Graduation says thank you The Project Graduation Committee would like to thank the following people and businesses for their support with the 2011 Project Graduation: AAA Michigan, Advanced Physical Therapy Center, Allard Family, Allen Funeral Home, Anytime Fitness, Archies, Art of Dentistry, AXA Advisors — Barry Jones, Bed Bath Beyond, Betsy's Prom and Tuxedo, Big John's Steak & Onion, Blow Ups — Chris Nordman, Burger King, Church & Sons Auto Repair, City of Davison, Comfort Inn-Davison, Computer Doctors, Concept Three Inc., Country Veterinary Clinic, Crane Family, David Rowe Hypnotist, Davison Big Boy, Davison Home Bakery, Davison Index, Davison Lions Club, Davison Optimist Club, Davison Vision Center, DCC Construction, Dean Family, Diehls Party Store, Dirty Paws, Dipzinski Family, Dunckel Veterinary Hospital, ELGA Credit

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The stigma we perpetuate about the city of Flint and one would be naive not to have Flint — murder capital of the that in the back of one’s mind when nation. going into Flint from the subFlint — downtown is nothing but urbs or from outside the area. boarded up store fronts. There are some neighborFlint — Don’t go there or hoods where caution would you’ll be robbed and shot. be advised, but in general I’ve been hearing this for a trip downtown or to the years. It’s funny when I tell cultural center is not people I’m from Flint, or from something that should be the Flint suburbs, I always get feared. this look which usually I lived in an apartment involves a wry grin, folin Flint’s East Village lowed by some sort for about six of wisecrack that months in 2005 usually starts out and while I with “oh, I’m sorry never left my to hear that...” doors unlocked, I Sure, Flint has Gary Gould — Managing Editor felt safe there. taken some pretty There’s crime in serious hits these the suburbs, in some cases just as past years. There is more crime. bad or worse than in the city. There There have been problems in local are drugs in the suburbs, there have government there including a state been two murders this year alone in takeover. And General Motors the Grand Blanc area and the econopulling out much of what it once my has left vacant storefronts in had here in Flint has had a negative more communities than just Flint. impact on the community. Yes, homicides and shootings are But is it as bad as people make it? up. Most, if not all of those, are not As bad as some of us make it ourincidents directed against outsiders selves? I confess to being guilty of to the community. And you can look bashing Flint. A joke between friends about mak- at a variety of reasons why these problems exist, but really it comes ing sure I duck if there’s a drive-by down to the economy. Times are shooting while I’m downtown or rough and there are always those warning someone to check an who will resort to violence — either address before they go to Flint so out of frustration over their situation they don’t end up at a crack house. or out of what they consider necesFunny at the time, perhaps, but sity. truthfully it just further perpetuates I guess my point is give Flint a the city’s bad rep. When I go downtown, whether it’s chance. I’m not suggesting people go there blindly and not be aware of on business or for entertainment, I the potential for crime, but give Flint don’t feel afraid when I walk down events, businesses and attractions the street. I don’t see that there’s that many boarded up businesses on consideration. If Flint continues to slide and we Saginaw Street. But with all the bad publicity the city gets it’s hard not to don’t stand up for it, the fallout will go on to adversely effect all of see just the negative side of Flint. Genesee County. There are certainly problems there

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In Brief Lenore Croudy gives back to “Lifetime Friends” at MCC FLINT — Mott Community College Trustee Chair Lenore Croudy is giving back to a lot of “lifetime friends” with the announcement of an endowment bearing her name. More than $17,000 was raised at a birthday tribute honoring Croudy in March, establishing seed money to provide years of financial assistance primarily for MCC’s Fine Arts program, but also to be shared with the Health Sciences, Humanities, Technology, Business, Science/ Mathematics and Social Sciences Divisions at MCC. “Lenore Croudy has an active legacy of advocacy,” said Lennetta Coney, president of the Foundation for Mott Community College. “She is a proven advocate for helping students succeed, for pushing Mott Community College forward and speaking on behalf of youth everywhere in this community.” It is Croudy’s “Lifetime Friends” — an endearing term she is known to use for nearly everyone she meets — who provided the funds in honor of the retired educator for Flint Community Schools. The March event gathered all her friends together in one room to celebrate her life and legacy. Croudy has served as an MCC Board of Trustees member for more than 20 years. She was elected to her fifth, six-year term on the Board of Trustees in May. Serving the board in a variety of offices, she has been its chairperson since 1995. For details or to contribute to the Croudy endowment, call 810-762-0425. — G.G.

RePaint Genesee collecting recycled paint for projects GENESEE COUNTY — Have paint you can’t use? Need paint you don’t have? RePaint Genesee has the answer. Area residents with paint they can’t use or plan to throw away can help put that paint to good use by donating it to RePaint Genesee. Donations of interior and exterior latex paint will be accepted at Flint Distributing, 2402 N. Dort Highway in Flint from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Residents can also drop off paint through June 9 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at CBC Recycling, 1801 S. Saginaw St. in Flint. Paint donors will receive a medium value meal gift card from McDonald’s. Donated paint will be remixed and redistributed free of charge to area businesses and residents looking to add a fresh coat of paint to their homes and businesses. Free paint will be distributed during the RePaint Genesee Distribution Day on June 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Flint Distributing. RePaint Genesee is sponsored by the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, FOX66 Green Team and community partners. Details: Call 810-600-1427. — G.G.

Kidney cancer group to meet FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group presents a very important meeting June 14 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington (off Robert T. Longway Blvd., between I-475 and Dort Hwy.). Guest speaker: Dr. Kanta Bhambhani will speak on "Pediatric Cancer." She is co-director of the neuro-oncology program, director of the lead poisoning clinic and professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University. She is also on the staff of Children's Hospital of Michigan. The meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call Prof. Frank Friedman 810-232-8233 or Lori Burger, GHCI 810-762-8226. — G.G. 12

Students show off their artwork to proud parents at Siple Elementary


Special needs students at Siple learn from area cartoonist BY GARY GOULD 810-452-2650 • GGOULD@MIHOMEPAPER.COM

RICHFIELD TWP. — An exhibit of drawings in one of the hallways at Davison’s Siple Elementary is just an example of the work one group of students have accomplished this year with the help of an area artist. Two special needs classrooms at Siple took part this semester in a program through the VSA Arts of Michigan-Genesee County, which brings area artists into some 12 schools and 35 classrooms throughout Genesee County. At Siple, the special needs students in the classrooms of Kimber Griffiths and Rhonda Tracey have spent eight weeks working with Randy Zimmerman, a Burton professional cartoonist, who has taught the children the basics of drawing cartoons. Zimmerman is a selftaught graphic and commercial artist and the publisher of Flint Comix. “It gets in the blood and never goes away,” said Zimmerman of his love for drawing. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.” Through the VSA program, Zimmerman spent one hour each week work-

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Siple Principal Pam Chedister looks over the artwork done by students at her school.

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When they were finished he said he helped them select their best piece of work and he matted it for them to be displayed. Kathleen Cole, program coordinator for the Genesee County VSA, said the pro-

gram puts artists into special needs classrooms around the county. She said an African drummer has been teaching the drums to students in Grand Blanc, a professional musician is teaching the keyboards in Clio and a drama teacher from Flint Youth Theater is instructing kids in another Clio school on acting talents. “This program is especially helpful for non-verbal kids. Many autistic children do not speak, but through the drums or other art forms they can break down language barriers,” said Cole, a retired Goodrich teacher. “If they can’t write or speak, many times they can draw.” The project at Siple was supported through a grant by the Davison Community Fund, which included its share of $21,000 raised through the Greater Flint Community Foundation. Davison Superintendent Eric Lieske, who viewed the opening of the student exhibit, said he was impressed with not only the work the students had done, but with the confidence the project had given them. “It’s amazing for me to see the kids and how proud they are,” he said. “They certainly take lots of pride in their work.” Thursday, June 9, 2011

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WFBA names 2011 scholarship winners BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665 • RSANDERS@MIHOMEPAPER.COM

FLINT TWP. — Recipients from Swartz Creek, Davison and Holly were winners of $2,500 college scholarships for 2011, awarded by The West Flint Business Association at its monthly meeting. From its inception in 1991 to date, the annual WFBA Scholarship program has awarded $91,000 to 45 recipients, said John Folts, chairman of the scholarship committee, who introduced each winner. Steven Brown, the senior class president at Davison High School, is the High School Scholarship winner. He holds a 4.057 cumulative g.p.a. and is ranked 4th out of 368 students. Also a member of the National Honor Society in his junior and senior year, Steven is an AP scholar, a Boys State alternate for the American Legion, a National Youth Leadership Conference nominee and a student council representative. He plans to study pre-dentistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A recommendation letter for Steven from a local dentist said: “I believe Steven will be a great asset to the community he will ultimately serve. He possesses a combination of leadership qualities, humanitarianism and a good work ethic rarely seen in someone his age.’’ In accepting his check, Steven said it was a tremendous honor he hoped to pay back some day. Brittany Galloway of Swartz Creek

High School is the Genesee Area Skill Center Scholarship Winner. She has a 3.3 cumulative g.p.a. and is an A student in the GASC sports medicine program. Also a member of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Brittany received a bronze award in clinical specialty at HOSA regional competitions for the past two years. She belongs to the Key Club Organization, a community service group, and also is a member of Peers Who Care made up of students who work with their fellow peers to overcome hard problems in life. Brittany plans to study pre-medicine at the University of Michigan-Flint. Brittany said probably would not have applied for the scholarship if she had not been strongly encouraged by one of her GASC instructors. James Avery of Holly is the winner of the Adult Leaner Scholarship. He attends Baker College where he has a cumulative 3.80 g.p.a. He previously worked for TRW Automotive. His son Noah has Autism Spectrum Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Delay which inspired Avery to return to school for a degree in elementary education. In his acceptance remarks, Avery said when he reaches his goals he will be sure to “say that the West Flint Business Association helped me to get there.’’ The WFBA meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Old Country Buffet on Miller Road. Meetings are suspended during summer months and will start up again in September.

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WFBA Scholarship winners James Avery, Jon Folts (WFBA scholarship chair), Steven Brown and Brittany Galloway.


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Hot Tickets Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Taproot with special guests the Fabulous Miss Wendy, Long Reef and Avenue Sky, June 10. Tickets are $15 in advance. Egypt Central with special guests Two Headed Chan, Xitpoint and Last Born Legend will perform June 11. Tickets are $10 in advance. Pop Evil, with special guests Sore Eyes and Circus Asylum, will perform June 17. Tickets are $15 in advance The Rumbleville’s Rumble in Flint — Rockabilly Psychobilly Festival 2011 will come to the Machine Shop June 18 featuring Miss Pussycat Burlesque Shows, Pin Up Girl Contest, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, motorcycles, a custom car show, trophies, food and vendors. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows listed. For tickets to all shows go to, Paradise Express in the Dort Mall (810-7430330), Strange Daze Tattoos in Davison, High Octane in Fenton or at the club during business hours. Low Dough Shows are always at the door only. Details: Call 715-2650. — G.G.

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The headliners Claudia Schmidt — June 18 Claudia Schmidt appears for the first time at the Colwell Opera House. She has been performing for almost four decades and describes her show as, “…a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge of music, poetry, story, laughter, drama, and celebrating the moment.” She is an accomplished 12-string guitar performer and can hammer a mountain dulcimer into submission. Photo courtesy of This Michigan musician has appeared in clubs, theMembers of the Irish, Scottish aters, festivals, TV and radio and Celtic-American folk music all over the world. The San group Finvarra’s Wren. Francisco Bay Guardian said, “Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what's going to happen next, chances are it's going to be wonderful." Garrison Keillor said, "When Claudia sings a song, it stays sung.” Dan Hall — July 16 Singer and songwriter, Dan Hall, returns to the Huckleberry Radio Hour on July 16. This Flint-native has been performing since he was 10. He is a former director of music at the Cross in the Woods, one of Michigan’s best known tourist destinations. Hall created the theme music for the PBS television show The Northern Experience, an award-winning music video, and for 1937 which tells the story of the sit-down strike of 1936-37. He wrote and performed soundtracks for The Great Storm of 1913 and for Expedition ’94, a documentary about the ill-fated ship, the Edmund Fitzgerald.

FIM Chamber Music series FLINT — The Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Symphony Orchestra present the FIM Chamber Music Series 2011, featuring a variety of music, ranging from jazz to classical, in the intimate setting of the FIM’s MacArthur Recital Hall, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. The series is free of charge and one concert still remains, beginning at 7 p.m.: • June 17 — FSPA Jazzmen: Enjoy an energetic evening of jazz tunes performed by faculty members from the Flint School of Performing Arts. A reception, generously provided by Allegro, follows the concert. — G.G.

Buckham Gallery evening with Tom Sumner FLINT — Celebrate the book release of "All I Wanted Was a Haircut" by local radio host, writer and musician Tom Sumner when Buckham Gallery presents An Evening of Music & Humor with Tom Sumner. Sumner will read from a collection of essays sure to make you laugh from his book "All I Wanted Was a Haircut" published by Trestle Press, local jazz legend Sherm Mitchell will provide musical entertainment from 7-10 p.m. June 18 at the gallery, 234 W. Second St., Flint. Tom will also be signing limited edition prints of his books, "All I Wanted Was a Haircut" and "A Little Off the Top," which will be for sale at the event, as well as online at, iTunes and Barnes & Noble. Admission to the event is a suggested donation of $10. Details: Call 810-2396233 or e-mail

The Whiting's new season is on sale now FLINT — The Whiting has announced its lineup for its season starting this fall and tickets are now on sale for all shows. You can order online at, or call the Ticket Center at 810-237-7333 or toll free 888-8CENTER. You can also visit the Ticket Center at 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Ticket Center Hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will be closed July 1 and Sept. 5. — G.G. Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crossroads Village announces lineup for its fourth season GENESEE TWP. — The Genesee County Parks has announced the fourth season of The Huckleberry Radio Hour, an old-time radio show broadcast live on 1470AM-WFNT from the historic Colwell Opera House at Crossroads Village. Michigan’s only regularly scheduled live radio variety show will open the season June 18 with special guest artist singer/songwriter Claudia Schmidt, along with regulars Neil Woodward, the Flint Jubilee Quartet, Gary Weisenberg and the Huckleberry Players. The show is hosted and written by Michael J. Thorp. July 16 will feature a Flint-area favorite — singer/songwriter/humorist Dan Hall. On Nov. 26, the show will be part of the opening of the annual monthlong celebration Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic, and will

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SCENE SA Soccer Camps are coming GENESEE COUNTY — One of the most respected and experienced soccer training organizations in the United States, Midwest Soccer Academy, will be running their highly popular Soccer training camps in Genesee County at the Genesee Fieldhouse and Linden High School. The camps will be held at Genesee Fieldhouse, July 11-15 for players: U8-U18 $129 from 9 a.m.-noon and Linden High School, Aug. 1-5 for players: U6-U12 Boys and Girls — 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., U13-U18 Girls — 1-3:30 p.m., and U13-U18 Boys – 5:30-8 p.m. for $99. Register for these camps at: and direct any questions to or call MSA corporate office at 810-714-5575. — G.G.

Printmaker Hurwitz at FIA FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) will present the graphic works of artist Sidney Hurwitz in the Ford Graphics Gallery through July 3. Hurwitz focuses his printmaking images on industrial machinery and architecture. He finds American industry a great source of visual material, and by focusing on the geometric forms of bridges, factories and train stations, the compositions often take on abstract qualities. The FIA is open Monday-Wednesday and Friday 12-5 p.m.; Thursday 12-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

There is no charge for admission to the permanent collection galleries and all Saturdays are Target Free. Details: Visit or call 810234-1695. — G.G.

wear, gloves and a stocking cap, dental hygiene products, and a toy to an at-risk child. — G.G.

Dance party scheduled GRAND BLANC — Dance each Tuesday

evening at the Jewel of Grand Blanc, 5270 Perry Rd. There is a dance party from 7-10 p.m. They play Swing, Latin and Ballroom. Food and drinks are available before and during the dances. The cover charge is only $3 per person. — G.G.

Wild Spurs fun GRAND BLANC — Wild Spurs, part of The Jewel Entertainment Complex, at 5270 Perry Rd., features live bands Friday and Saturday nights. Friday nights are rock music and Saturday’s are country. Details: Call 810-6945960 or visit — G.G.

Old Newsboys to partner with Genesee County Fair FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint are partnering with the Genesee County Fair to encourage family fun for a good cause. The Genesee County Fair, running Aug. 15–21, have made available their Genesee County Fun Fair Pass which provides admission to the fair all week and premium seating to all Grand Stand shows for $20, and all-week parking for $15 with a portion of every ticket sold through the Old Newsboys office to be donated back to the organization. Tickets are available at the Old Newsboys Office at 6255 Taylor Dr., Flint — or by calling 810-744-1840. Over the last 87 years the Old Newsboys organization has put presents under the tree for more than 765,000 children across Genesee County. In 2010 alone, 5,653 children received gifts from the Old Newsboys. Each box provides clothing, socks and under-

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SCENE Adult and kid Zumba classes GOODRICH — Every Tuesday & Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. adults and kids sixth grade and older can join Zumba classes at Victory World Outreach Church at 10291 Green Rd. in Goodrich for $4 per person or $10 per week. Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. is ZumbAtomic for kids fifth grade and younger. It's $3 per child. A nursery is provided for $1 per child. Details: Call 810-241-3022. — G.G.

Sweet Adelines seek singers to join group

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DAVISON TWP. — Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus of Davison is seeking female singers for membership openings. Women of all ages who love to sing, perform and are interested in improving their vocal skills are invited. Come and receive free vocal lessons. Rehearsals are at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., in Davison Township, Monday nights from 7-10 p.m.

feature the popular Irish folk band Finvarra’s Wren. The Huckleberry Radio Hour also features its own soap opera, As the Village Turns, a village history lesson presented by the program’s schoolmarm, plus storytelling, humorous skits with village characters, and some of Michigan’s best musicians. The sound effects, added in the tradition of old-time radio, are made by local actor and director, Jon Coggins. Michigan’s versatile troubadour, Neil Woodward, pairs with keyboard and bass player Gary Weisenberg to form the Huckleberry Pickers, who perform at each show. The Huckleberry Radio Hour also spotlights the remarkable four-part harmonies of the Flint Institute of Music’s Flint Jubilee Quartet, under the direction of Sylvia Pittman. The Huckleberry Radio Hour begins with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m. when the opera house audience members learn how they can participate and make the “live” audience lively. The show starts at 7 p.m. “When you think of the Huckleberry Radio Hour, think of those classic radio shows such as the Grand Ole Opry, the Jack Benny Program, and A Prairie Home Companion,” says Thorp. “The fun difference is that this show is all about Michigan.” For tickets to be in the opera house audience go to — G.G.

Details: Call 810-742-0977 or visit — G.G.

Genesys offers help for new moms who are breastfeeding GENESEE COUNTY — The Family Birthing Center of Genesys now offers help for moms who need guidance with breastfeeding. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding begins, and sometimes new moms need assistance as they begin breastfeeding their baby. Women can turn to Genesys and its outpatient breastfeeding clinic for assistance, resources and support. A pediatrician — Sara Pendleton, MD, medical director of Pediatrics at Genesys; and a lactation consultant staff the clinic. Mothers can find help for the following at the Genesys outpatient breastfeeding clinic: poor latch, insufficient milk supply, engorgement, painful breastfeeding, poor weight gain, prematurity, cleft palate, Down Syndrome and tongue-tie. The clinic at Genesys is one of the first physician-led clinics in Michigan. Mothers can make their own appointments or request a referral from their family physician. Details: Call 810-606-5898. — G.G.

Volunteer opportunities GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Parks is looking for large and small groups of people who are used to working together. Whether it’s volunteering at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad during Day Out With Thomas, creating gift bags for an upcoming event at the Parks Administration Office or working on the flowerbeds at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities at Genesee County Parks. If your company or organization has a volunteer hour requirement, there is no other place as fun as the Genesee County Parks to log your hours. Volunteers truly are the heart of Genesee County Parks. Businesses and organizations who wish to volunteer at a Genesee County Parks, please contact Cindy Kimber, Volunteer Coordinator (, at 810-736-7100, ext. 855. — G.G.

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HEADLINERS from page 15 His humor helps him connect with his audiences. Hall turns up the laughter when it’s least expected and taps into the unrestrained joy that music can inspire. Finvarra’s Wren — Nov. 26 This powerful Michigan band cranks out invigorating Irish, Scottish and Celtic-American folk music, plus traditional and contemporary songs with unique vocal blends. Their musical arrangements include Appalachian dulcimer, bodhran and guitar as well as traditional fiddle, whistles and box. “Finvarra’s Wren unequivocally ranks in topmost echelon of American bands performing Irish traditional music today,” said Don Penzien, festival director, Celtic Fest Mississippi. The Detroit Metro Times wrote that Finvarra’s Wren is, “.... making the kind of music you'd only hear on the west coast of Ireland."

Buckham Gallery, City Theatre host Shakespeare-inspired tandem events FLINT — If you missed the Flint City Theatre production of William Shakespeare's MacBeth, don't miss the opportunity to participate in Shakespeare-inspired tandem events at Buckham Gallery. Following a successful two-weekend run of MacBeth (May 19 - 21 and May 26 - 28), Buckham Gallery and Flint City Theatre partner in hosting Shakespeare-inspired tandem events. These events could include recitations of the Bard's work, staged readings of short plays inspired by Shakespeare's plays or characters, and other like performances. Buckham Gallery merchandise and concessions will be available for purchase. For more details, call 810-239-6233 or Thursday, June 9, 2011

e-mail the gallery's Executive Director Jen Sikora at The events are part of Buckham Gallery's May exhibition, In The Round. Artists explore the world of Shakespeare where power, lust, betrayal, vengeance and magic come together. Through the intricate pairing of live performance and art installation, In the Round brings one of Shakespeare's most haunting visions to life. The exhibit will feature artist members Todd Onweller and Amanda N. Simons of Flint, who will be creating the sweeping art installation that will provide the background for Flint City Theatre’s performances of MacBeth. In The Round will remain on display

until June 4. Regular hours at the gallery are noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays - Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no admission cost to visit the gallery, but donations are encouraged. Buckham Gallery is an artist-run, notfor-profit exhibition and performance space. The gallery was established in 1984 as a center for innovative and diverse contemporary visual and performance art for Flint and surrounding areas. The artist-member volunteers who run the gallery are eager to exhibit artists from as many diverse locations as possible. It is the philosophy of the gallery to create an open atmosphere which allows both emerging and established artists to take charge of their own creative pursuits. — G.G.

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Ralph and Viavan Kay Hodges (Atkins) are celebrating their 50th Anniversary. They were married on June 17th 1961 at the Richfield church of the Nazarene Ralph played baseball for years, and retired in 1999 from G.M. Truck & Bus. Over the years Kay has opened her heart & home to many foster children. Together they enjoy camping, shopping, playing cards and going to lunches with friends & family. They have five children, Terry (Cathy), Troy (Annette), Wayne, Marc and Jessika. They have ten grandchildren!! Michelle, Allison, Terry JR, Terralee, Heather, Destiny, Jared, Breyana, Tru, and Christopher. They have four and a half great-grandchildren. Shelby, Dante, Nevaeh and Alexis! The family plans to celebrate with an open house in their honor. 17


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(M.P. — Michael Phillips; G.W. — Glenn Whipp; K.T. — Kenneth Turan; R.M. — Roger Moore; S.L. — Sheri Linden)

Bridesmaids Annie (Kristen Wiig), an unemployed pastry chef, is a bit of a sad sack. When her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), recruits Annie to be her maid of honor, Annie's ego gradually absorbs a series of blows inflicted by Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox Lillian’s newfound best pal, Helen X-MEN: FIRST CLASS — Michael Fassbender as Magneto. (Rose Byrne), who barges into the planning and execution of the appealing Buddhist bent. Highly satisfying. PG wedding. This means war! This Judd Apatow (sequences of martial arts action and mild vioproduced comedy wages war all right, but with lence). 1:38. 3 stars. — M.P. more than the usual R-rated rom-com subtlety. Some scenes work, some others go a tad too far, but Wiig’s savvy and subtle instincts serve her and the film well. R (strong sexuality and Pirates of the Caribbean: language). 2:00. 3 stars. — M.P. On Stranger Tides Despite the subtitle, what's strange about the diversions on offer here? Director Rob Marshall's effort does remind us that Captain Fast Five Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) really had a good As male power fantasies go, this fifth "Fast" franchise installment has an undeniable trashy time in the first installments of this franchise. The fountain of youth serves as the booty here, charm. We join the original crew of road-racing bandits — Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana and its eternal riches are being pursued by Sparrow, Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), a rogue Brewster — robbing trains in Rio de Janeiro. Spanish pirate (Penelope Cruz) and Blackbeard With FBI agent Dwayne Johnson on their tail, (Ian McShane), among many others. PG-13 they plan a $100 million caper that will allow (intense sequences of action violence, sensualtheir team to escape the heat. With crisp stunts that defy the laws of physics and a gritty ity and innuendo). 2:19. 1 1/2 stars. — M.P. atmosphere, this film is never dull. PG-13 (intense violence and action, sexual content and language). 2:10. 3 stars. — M.P. Thor This Kenneth Branagh directed superhero flick is decently entertaining. On the planet Asgard, King Odin (Anthony Hopkins) must choose an The Hangover: Part 2 heir to the throne, either Thor, a hot-tempered This sequel only has to show up to sucpinup played by Chris Hemsworth, and his ceed. At once pushy and lazy, the return of undermining brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). the Wolf Pack substitutes Bangkok for Las When his actions get him banished, Thor is Vegas and otherwise follows the exact same template with a ruthless lack of creativity. Stu whooshed to New Mexico into the laps of research team members played by Natalie (Ed Helms) is marrying a Thai-American Portman, Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings. woman (Jamie Chung) in her family's native He's a space-Norse fish out of water, in need of land. Again, a night of extreme debauchery a comeuppance before he can become a true leaves the lads (Zach Galifianakis, Bradley hero. PG-13 (sequences of intense sci-fi action Cooper, Ken Jeong) clueless and foggyand violence). 1:54. 3 stars. — M.P. brained, searching for a missing person, and trying to be funny. They're largely not. R (pervasive language, sexual content, graphic nudi- X-Men: First Class ty, drug use and violent images). 1:38. 1 1/2 Primarily for dues-paying "X-Men" club memstars. — M.P. bers in good standing, "X-Men: First Class" settles for moderately engrossing secondclass mutant superheroism. Directed with Kung Fu Panda 2 bland efficiency by Matthew Vaughn, the This follow-up delivers more heart than laughs. Cuddly Po (voiced by Jack Black) is now movie juggles a full roster of mutants as it heads toward the finish line and the answer an accomplished Dragon Warrior, meting out justice with his mad kung fu skillz. But there is to the question: What really happened to provoke, and then narrowly avert, the 1962 a new threat, a peacock named Lord Shen Cuban missile crisis? Michael Fassbender (Gary Oldman) who has a new weapon that could be the end of kung fu. While there aren't stands out in the role of a mutant who can enough great lines for Black and the rest of the bend metal at will. PG-13 (intense sequences all-star voice cast, the chases are 3-D animated of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity, and language). wonders, the martial arts brawls are epic and 2:11. 2 1/2 stars. — M.P. the script has an impressive heart with an 18

St. John’s Catholic Church damaged by storms in 1911 10 YEARS AGO June 13, 2001 • The Davison City Council approved a balanced 2001-2002 budget at its June 11 meeting. Treasurer Barb Arsenault presented a breakdown of the budget to council, beginning with the major street fund. The council approved a total budget of $3,027,658. • Davison residents will be looking up to the night sky for a fireworks display during the St. John’s/Davison Festival of Flags, June 21. The Davison City Council approved Wolverine Fireworks Display, Inc. to put on a show at its June 11 meeting. Davison City Manager Jack Abernathy praised two women in the audience at that meeting — Cheri Tomlin and Connie Somers — for raising $10,300 for the fireworks display. Abernathy proposed spending $7,185 for a fireworks display this year and then to put the rest away to put toward the 2002 show. 25 YEARS AGO June 11, 1986 • The complexion of the Davison Board of Education will remain the same for at least the next year in the wake of Monday’s annual school election which saw both incumbent candidates re-elected. Marcel DeFever was re-elected to his third, consecutive four-year term as he received the most ballots — 423 votes — in the election. Susan J. Fulcher will continue to serve on the board after she received the second highest number of votes with 382. This marks Fulcher’s second four-year term on the Davison Board of Education. • While the Davison City Council was not overjoyed when told Monday night the renovations on Main Street from the railroad tracks to Clark Street will not get started as soon as previously anticipated, those connected with the Davison Summer Festival are no doubt pleased. City officials had hoped the work would begin by the middle of the month, but City Manager Jack Abernathy informed the council it would not happen until June 30. That allows just enough time for the Davison Summer Festival Parade. Organizers had

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been concerned they would have to alter the traditional route of the parade due to Main Street repairs. The project is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 15. 50 YEARS AGO June 15, 1961 • Two big tents set up adjacent to the Davison High School athletic field will provide stabling for more than 130 horses entered in the Michigan State All-Arabian Horse Show to be held Saturday and Sunday here. The show is being held under the joint sponsorship of the Davison Kiwanis Club and the Arabian Horse Association of Michigan. This is the second consecutive year the show is being held in Davison. • Electors of the Davison Community Schools voting in the annual school election Monday, gave the nod to a 3-mill school operating tax for a three year period. There were 291 votes in favor of the proposal and 105 against it. Russell Stephens was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Education. Pauline Mallory, who was appointed earlier this year to fill the rest of Hazel Bohnsack’s term after she resigned, was also elected to fill out the remaining two years of Bohnsack’s term. 100 YEARS AGO June 9, 1911 • Wind and electrical storms caused great damage throughout Michigan Monday, but the Davison area seemed to be a favored spot with not much damage done. Still, there were some instances of damage. In Davison the homes of John Memrow and Enos Parker were struck by lightning, the chimney of the former being demolished, while a hole was made in the roof of Parker’s place. A new barn on the farm of Alex McAra, which was partially sided and had the rafters up, was badly damaged by the wind. Also damaged was the steeple of St. John’s Catholic Church after a bolt of lightning struck the church on Genesee Street and left a hole there. — Compiled by Gary Gould Thursday, June 9, 2011

ART/THEATRE SATURDAY, JUNE 11 Book Bizarre, an evening of books and authors, held at the Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint from 69 p.m. Details: 810-238-2787.


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CHURCH TUESDAYS Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Revolution, Teen Word of Life Clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and senior high school students are welcome. Details/registration: 810-694-9136. WEDNESDAYS Word of Life clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc. Club is from 6-7:30 p.m. Adult Bible study is available at the same time. Details/registration: 810-694-9136 or 810694-7888.

CHILDREN FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Storytime with Miss Susan at the Davison Area Library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Details/registration: 810-6532022 or SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Korean Martial Arts demonstration, with traditional forms, self-defense techniques and a special appearance by Kung Fu Panda at the McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc, at 1 p.m. Details: 810-694-5310 or Korean Martial Arts demonstration, with traditional forms, self-defense techniques and a special appearance by Kung Fu Panda at the Davison Area Library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison, at 1 p.m. Details: 810-653-2022 or MONDAY, JUNE 20 Classroom Critters program at Baker Park Library, G3410 S. Grand Traverse, Burton, at 3:30 p.m. Details/registration: or 810-742-7860. FRIDAY, JUNE 24 Storytime with Miss Susan at the Davison Area Library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Details/registration: 810-6532022 or

Rd., Grand Blanc, from 10-11 a.m. Details/registration: or 810-694-5310.

COMMUNITY MON., TUES., THURS. Lunch and programs at noon at Temple Beth El, G-5150 Calkins Rd., Flint, hosted by Jewish Community Services and funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage. Cafe Shalom Namaste features Kosher and Asian Indian Food, along with educational and entertainment programs open to those of any faith or ethnicity. Details: 810-767-5922. THURSDAYS Harmony Gateway Chorus rehearsals from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Davison Assembly of God Church, 1234 S. Gale Rd., Davison. Details: 810-664-3552, 810-496-0516 or SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Motorcycle Poker Run to raise money for the Great Lakes Cancer Center, the Genesys Hurley Cancer Center and the Genesee County American Cancer Society. Registration is from 9 a.m.-noon at the Clio Firemans Park. At 5 p.m. the ride ends at the Flint Motorcycle Club on Farrand Road in Otisville. Cost is $10 per person. Details: or 810-610-5389. TUESDAY, JULY 12 Learn about henna from Anshu Varma at Genesee Valley Center, 3293 S. Linden Rd., Sears Wing, Flint, at 11 a.m. Details: 810-732-1822.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE THIRD SATURDAYS Country Breakfast hosted by the Davison DeMolay at the Davison Masonic Center, 9108 Davison Rd., Davison, from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 years and younger. Details: 810-6533831. SECOND SUNDAYS Breakfast buffet hosted by the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 8, G-4323 W. Carpenter Rd., Flint, from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $7 for seniors, $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Details: 810-732-7010.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 Animals from all around our world event at the Davison Area Library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison, at 1:30 p.m. Details: 810-653-2022 or Classroom critters program at 11 a.m. at the McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc. Details/registration: 810-694-5310 or Classroom critters program at the Gaines Station, 103 E. Walker, Gaines, at 1:30 p.m. Details/registration: or 989-271-8720.

HEALTH/SAFETY FRIDAY, JUNE 24 National HIV Testing Day Event at YWCA of Greater Flint, 310 E. Third St., Flint from 4-7 p.m. Event and testing are free. Details: 810-232-0888.


SATURDAY, AUG. 20 “Aging with PPS” educational post-polio confrence at the Genesys Confrence & Banquet Center. Hosted by the Michigan Polio Network Inc. Details: 313-885-7855.

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MARKETS AND EXPOS SUNDAYS Grand Blanc City Farmers Market on Grand Boulevard from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Details: or 810694-1118.

MEETINGS MONDAYS Greater Davison Area Toastmasters meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 8192 Davison Rd., Davison. Details: 810-610-6102. Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines chorus is looking for female singers for membership openings. Rehearsals are at Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison, from 7-10 p.m. Details: 810-742-0977 or FIRST TUESDAYS Genesee Area Bead Society meetings at the First Baptist Church of Swartz Creek from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meetings include speakers, demonstrtions, potlucks and more. Membership is $10 per year and includes 3 make and takes and more. Details: Linda Wernette, 810-230-8580, 810-964-1926 or GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club meeting, 1 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Swartz Creek. Details: 810635-3569. TUESDAYS The Grand Blanc Toastmasters Club meets 7-8:30 p.m. at

the Genesys Medical Center, 1 Genesys Parkway in Grand Blanc. Guests and new members always welcome. Details: Dan Ware, president, at, 248705-0407, Vice President of Membership Craig Kelley at or 810-606-4583 or Time Bank Public Forum at the Grand Blanc Senior Community Center, 12632 Pagels Dr., Grand Blanc at 6:30 p.m. Details: 810-695-0517, or SECOND TUESDAYS Touch the Earth Garden Club of Grand Blanc meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Grand Blanc Historical Museum, 203 E. Grand Blanc Rd., Grand Blanc. Meetings begin at 7 p. m. and include speakers on garden topics, demonstrations and field trips. The club plans, plants and maintains several gardens in the City of Grand Blanc. THURSDAYS Davison Optimists breakfast meeting from 6:30-7 a.m. at the Apollo Family Restaurant, 715 S. State Rd., Davison. Guests and new members welcome. SECOND THURSDAYS Inventors Council of Mid Michigan meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 Center Rd., Burton. Cost is $5 for non-members. Details:, 810-3975200 or 810-621-3468. LAST THURSDAYS GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club meeting, 7 p.m., at the Swartz Creek Senior Center. Details: 810-635-3569. TUESDAY, JULY 5 Grand Blanc Arts Council Meeting at Luca’s Chop House, 12793 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc from 5-8 p.m. Details: 810-695-8933.

NIGHT LIFE TUESDAYS Russell Wayne Project, acoustic music, at Legends, 3235 Thompson Rd., Fenton, from 6-10 p.m. Jam night with Jones’n, a mixture of all kinds of music, at 9 p.m. at the Roadhouse, 3336 W. Pasadena Ave., Flint.

Social Security Many people are wrongly rejected when they apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Money was taken out of their paychecks for Social Security taxes to ensure that they would receive disability benefits if they could no longer work full-time. Sadly, the government denies approximately 60% of those who apply for disability benefits. Attorneys J.B. Bieske and Jennifer Alfonsi have 42 years combined experience representing only Social Security disability clients. And they personally meet with all clients and appear themself at all court hearings. Many large firms assign inexperienced attorneys to your case. And some of these firms are located thousands of miles away and only fly the attorney in the day of the court hearing. Attorneys Bieske and Alfonsi have vast experience before local Michigan judges. Attorneys Bieske and Alfonsi can often make a winning difference at the application stage. And, if an appeal is necessary they have won several hundred cases before a court date is even set. Those denied can appeal on their own but statistics for many years reveal that those represented by attorneys win a much higher percentage of appeals. And attorneys who specialize in Social Security Disability cases win a much higher percentage yet. In addition to practicing only Social Security disability law attorney Bieske has written a book for attorneys about the subject and has been interviewed on various television programs. Both attorney Bieske and Alfonsi have also been interviewed on radio programs and have given speeches to many groups. Attorneys Bieske and Alfonsi offer free phone or office consultation. If they represent you, there will be no fee charged until after the case is won. The fee is a percentage of retroactive benefits. Bieske and Alfonsi represent clients from all over the state of Michigan. They have appeared numerous times before virtually all of the judges in the state. Call them at 1-800-331-3530 for a free consultation if you have been denied, or if you are thinking of possibly applying for Social Security benefits. Thursday, June 9, 2011

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Sports Davison claims Division 1 baseball district Coach Timm Rye surpasses 500 wins

solo homer in the first inning. Cameron Hogg had two hits with an RBI, Pete Panos had one RBI, while Maverick Prine, Josh Gray and Lauren Graham each had one hit. Grand Blanc’s Conner Shelton pitched a six-hitter. LISA PAINE In the title game, another tight con810-452-2626 • test gave Davison the 3-2 win and troLPAINE@MIHOMEPAPER.COM phy. Lauren Graham threw a five-hitter, DAVISON — It’s been a week of celestruck out four, and the one walk he brations for the Davison baseball team allowed was critical. "Their kid threw a as the Cardinals won the Div. 1 district four-hitter at us, so obviously we didn’t at Flint Kearsley on Saturday, then kept want to help them out," Rye said. "We a very big secret to help surprise coach scored three runs in the first inning and Timm Rye. that was all the scoring for us. Four At the Davison Board of Education guys, Panos, Tanner Barrett, Hogg, who meeting on Monday, Rye was honored had one RBI, and Joe Shannon, who for his 500th career win. In a presentahad two RBI, were the key hits. It was tion before the board, Rye was presentPhoto by Gary Gould ed with a plaque by Board of Educaiton From left, Superintendent Eric Lieske, President Kathleen Sudia, Coach Timm Rye and Athletic then left up to defense and pitching," Rye added. "They say that’s what wins President Kathleen Sudia, Director Josh Wallberg. ball games and that was certainly true Superintendent Eric Lieske, and Athletic for us. Tyler Owens, our second baseDirector Josh Wallberg. and said a few words." man, had an unassisted play for a dou"We're very lucky to have (Rye) in the them reach those goals, he said. Rye said Monday was a particularly "I feel relieved to reach that mark and ble play in the second inning. In the community," said Wallberg. to have that over," Rye said. Now at 504 big night because he already had the fourth, he made a nice play off a play Lieske called the 500 wins a "special All-District to run, but was requested to starting another double play, so he had wins after the districts, Rye said going accomplishment", but he commended into the season he hadn’t thought much attend the Board Meeting also. an outstanding game at second base." Rye for having an effect on his players "I didn’t know the team was going to about it. Kearsley scored one run in the second, beyond just a record. be there, but when I walked in it was "It was made aware to me that I was one in the seventh and Graham struck "It's nice to be able to measure someclose to 500 with 479 going into the sea- pretty humbling," Rye said. "My wife, out the last two with a man on base. thing through wins and losses," said Sally, my older son and his wife were son," he explained. "Now I’m aware of With that trophy on the shelf, Davison Lieske. "But this doesn't measure the it and that was in the back of the mind. there. It kind of took me by surprise and now moves on to face Midland in the impact you've had on the young men You know you’re close, and the coaches it was quite humbling and unexpected Saginaw Heritage-hosted regional who go through your program every and those close to you that know about to see so many friends, former players, Saturday at noon at SVSU. Spring and Summer. I appreciate that it, they are all very much aware of it but etc. It was a really nice gesture from "We’re 25-10 on the season so I am impact and the difference that you everyone." I did not know they were as aware." feeling pretty proud of everyone," Rye make." The milestone was reached when said. "It was two well-played games by Rye said he was somewhat speechless, both teams, very good high school baseadding he might get a little "choked up" Davison hosted Saginaw Heritage on District showdowns if he said too much, but he thanked the May 28. On their way to the title, Davison first ball. Neither deserved to lose, but some"We lost the first game and were one has to win." board for the recognition. had to play Brandon in the pre-district down, 6-5, in the last inning and we Traverse City Central and Flushing are "This is special," he said. "I'm pretty on May 31, taking the game, 9-3. In pulled it out to win 7-6 in the bottom of Saturday’s semifinals Davison edged also in the regional, so Rye has hopes of lucky." an all Big Nine final. Rye said this was one number he did- seven. Then I found out that everyone Grand Blanc, 3-1, in an all-out pitching "They are very tough, so we have to n’t want hanging over his head this sea- was aware," Rye noted. "Umps and duel. Mike Dolloff threw seven innings, be careful what we ask for, though," son. His bigger concern is what the kids players and coaches congratulated me struck out nine and allowed no walks and our AD, Josh Wallberg, came out Rye said. are looking to accomplish and helping for a three-hitter. Dolloff also belted a


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Sports Shorts Thomas keeps Bruins alive in Stanley Cup Finals

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The district champion Cardinals were (from left) Jake Thompson, Cody Minto, Kyle Kenkel, Dave Thompson and Zac Brammer.

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Davison basketball camp scheduled for June 20-23

that was built for their game: long par fours, wide-open fairways and little in the way of hazards,” said Davison coach Michael Leffler. “Knowing that Grand Blanc and Detroit Catholic had BAY CITY — Davison golfers knew they were a shoo-in to get through last close calls put them a little on edge to Friday’s Div. 1 district tournament and start their round, but a slew of early birdies relaxed them quickly.” advance to the regionals. The No. 2Now the Cardinals have to refocus ranked Cardinals also figured to be a on an even tougher regional, at the solid favorite for the district title. same course where they dropped a But one look at what happened to five-man playoff to Grand Blanc for the No. 12 Grand Blanc and defending regional title last year. The Bobcats fell state champion Novi Detroit Catholic Central sharpened the Cardinals’ focus. out of the state rankings after finishing sixth in their district last Thursday, but A day after Grand Blanc and Detroit Leffler still sees them as Davison’s CC barely survived their districts, chief threat. Davison cranked out its best score of “They had a bad day last week, but the season to run away with its third I’m sure they learned a lot, and the straight district title at Bay City close call no doubt will spur them on Country Club. All five Cardinals shot in the 70s as the team totaled 294, two in the regionals,” he said. Leffler also sees Dow, Traverse City strokes off the school record, to win by 11 shots over runner-up Midland Dow. West, Traverse City Central and Swartz Davison cruised into today’s regional Creek as legitimate threats to advance. “Every year in the regionals, some at Flushing Valley Country Club, where the top three teams and top three indi- team shoots their best score of the year and advances,” he said. “That viduals not on those teams will move leaves two slots. Right now, we’re the on to the state finals June 17-18 at Katke-Cousins Golf Course at Oakland team to beat, but it really is just a survive-and-advance tournament. University. Winning the regional, although nice, Jake Thompson continued his great play of late with an even-par 72 to fin- doesn’t matter. Rankings don’t matter. ish third, three strokes behind medalist What does matter is getting to the next round.” Chris Dinh of Dow. In his last five The rest of the district qualifiers tournaments, Thompson has gone one, behind Davison and Dow were Bay two, one, one, three. Zac Brammer City Western with 306, TC Central 308, was fourth with 73, former district TC West 321 and Midland 328. The champion Cody Minto was fifth at 74, non-qualifiers were Flushing 336, Bay Kyle Kenkel was eighth with 75 and Dave Thompson’s ninth-place score of City Central 347, Saginaw Heritage 358, Carman-Ainsworth 392 and 76 was, amazingly, not needed. Alpena 393. “They played perfectly on a course Thursday, June 9, 2011

BOSTON — Tim Thomas stopped 40 shots Monday night to spark the Boston Bruins to an 8-1 rout of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The win pulled Boston within 2-1 of Vancouver in the best-of-7 series, with Game 4 set for last night in Boston. Despite the offensive barrage in which Boston scored its most playoff goals since 1983, Thomas was named the First Star in the postgame selections. The Davison native kept the game scoreless until the Bruins started the onslaught just 11 seconds into the second period. Vancouver didn’t score until the 13:53 mark of the third. Thomas also was spectacular in Game 1, making 33 saves before losing, 1-0, on a goal with 18.5 seconds left. He had 30 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss in last Saturday’s Game 2. — D.N.

DAVISON — The Davison High School varsity boys’ basketball team will sponsor its Individual Skills Basketball Camp June 20-23 for boys and girls entering grades 410. Camp will be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon for students entering grades 4-7 and 13:30 p.m. for students entering grades 810. The camp will be held at the high school. Participants will receive individualized instruction. Camp is designed to teach and enhance fundamental offensive and defensive skills through drills and games as well as one-on-one, two-on-two and three-onthree activities. Specific skills will be broken down and related to team and individual play. The maximum staff to player ratio is 1:4. The program will be directed by Davison boys’ and girls’ basketball staff along with varsity players. Participants will be videotaped to aid instruction and receive daily stat sheets to chart progress. A camp Tshirt is also included with registration. Cost is $75 per participant. For details, call Coach Shane Alderson at 810-5913531 ext. 1331 or — D.N.

Macker tournament nears BURTON — The annual Gus Macker 3on-3 basketball tournament takes place June 25-26 at the Courtland Center Mall parking lot area. The tournament is designed for male and female players of all ages, sizes and abilities. Teams are computer-matched into competitive divisions according to the age, height and playing experience of all four players on the team roster. Mail-in registration has expired, but online registration ends today, June 9. This is the fifth year for the Macker in

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Burton that has chosen the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan as its charity. Michigan State basketball alum and Flintstone Mateen Cleaves is scheduled to be a celebrity Slam Dunk judge this year, which includes cash prizes for the winner and runner-up. The Boys and Girls Club of Flint will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning for a nominal cost. Details: — L.P.

Tennis camps offered DAVISON — Davison High School tennis coaches Walt White and Tom Esper will hold summer tennis camps for students ages six and up. The camp will focus on instruction as well as playing the game. Camps will be held June 27-30, July 1114 and July 18-21 at the high school tennis courts. Students ages 6-9 will meet from 9-10 a.m., ages 10-13 will meet from 1-2:15 p.m. and high school students will meet from 2:30-4 p.m. Cost is $80. Please register at Davison Community Enrichment and Recreation or by calling 810-591-0177. — D.N.

Annual fishing derby casts off GENESEE COUNTY — On June 11, the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission will host its seventh annual kids fishing derby at Bluegill Boat Launch. The derby runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. “To fish or not to fish ... NOT TO FISH? Yeah ... like that's even an option!” said organizers. Interested kids need only bring their fishing gear, the Parks Commission will supply the bait, the boats, the experts, and lunch. The fishing, open to kids of all ages, is cosponsored by the Flint River Valley Steelheaders and Fishing Tackle Grab Bag. The derby is free, although everyone must purchase an annual or daily pass required for entrance into the facility. Details: — L.P.

The Mounds celebrates 40 years MT. MORRIS — The Mounds ORV Park invites the public for a cake celebration on June 15 from 7-8 p.m. marking its 40th year. While the cake and socializing is free, entry to the park requires the purchase of a daily or annual pass. The Mounds touts itself as one of the premier off-road vehicle parks in the Great Lakes region with a “diverse, uncompromising terrain that challenges even the most experienced ORVer.” ATVs, motorcycles, dune buggies, Jeeps, pickups or whatever participants want to ride is offered. The Mounds is located at 6145 E. Mt. Morris Rd., 1.5 miles east of Genesee Road in Mt. Morris. The park is open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-sunset and Sundays noon to sunset. — L.P. 21

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Winds of change We won’t have to reinvent the wheel I’ve had several conversations and received numerous emails from spring completely, but will have to make a few concessions across the board. coaches, with some displeased with The main point being, ALL sports we the way we are handling specific recap will have to sacrifice a few lines sports in the papers. I value that of copy to give each sport the more input and based on our collective popular paragraph or story format. I conversations, we will be impleactually prefer the longer format, menting some changes, mainly simply because it gives us more of doing away with the stats foran opportunity to tell the whole mat beginning with the story that a box score simply upcoming fall season. does not. Case in point: This First, to be clear, it’s very past week when Grand Blanc common for newspapers softball had to stop a game across the nation to use with the bases loaded stats, box scores and because of lightning other abbreviated forand was not allowed mats to include as to continue the many sports as posgame once the sible each week in Lisa Paine — Sports Editor weather cleared up. individual newspaHad the team been allowed to resume pers limited page counts. The probplay, the outcome may have been a lem is, if the readers hate those forwhole different story. mats, why use them? So, stay tuned for a newer format. Point taken. So, throughout the You’ll recognize a lot of the old, but summer I will be taking all of the you can count on the stats being input I received from the coaches-gone. I appreciate all the feedback and some parents, too--and making and although I don’t agree with all of some adjustments to completely do it, we can make some adjustments to away with the stats format that we your community newspaper. used to recap specifically tennis, Where we left off… track, wrestling, cross country and When you last read my column last golf. week, the French Open clay court tenThe overall resounding feedback I received showed that the stats or box nis tournament was still in progress. score format looked like those partic- Over the weekend, China crowned its ular sports did not matter as much as first ever champion in a tennis event say, football, soccer, lacrosse and vol- when Li Na defeated defending ladies champ Francesca Schiavone on leyball. That certainly wasn’t our Saturday to make world history. Her intent, but if that’s how the readers story was even more unique as the perceive those formats, well, that’s a NBC commentators pointed out that problem. Na was first discovered playing badI think everyone will like the new minton, but someone noticed that her format much better and it will cerstrokes were more similar to tennis. tainly not look like we are choosing Not a big sport in tennis, the Chinese certain sports over others. Every one government had to learn more before of our papers is unique unto itself simply based on the number of sports steering Na in a different direction. Good move. She’ll now move on to offered within those school districts. play at Wimbledon in July trying for In some communities, using the curher first grass-court title. rent season as an example, we only On the men’s side, Roger Federer have four sports, while in others we have eight. Not everyone fields a golf, halted Novak Djokovic’s 40-game win streak in the semifinals, taking him lacrosse or tennis team. Add into the mix a little rugby and water polo and out in three sets. On Sunday, however, Federer was simply overpowered skiing in winter and that number increases. We can’t add more pages to in the finals by now six-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal, in four accommodate the extra sports in sets. The men have to win three out those directions, but clearly we went of five sets, while the women have to in a direction that just doesn’t suit win two out of three. There is no everyone. tiebreaker in the third set, either, so This isn’t the first season I have epic, record-making long matches heard this complaint about the have taken place over the decades. stats/box scores format. We walked away from that format before and I’m Now, we move on to the grass-court season that leads up to Wimbledon. prepared to walk away from it again. 22

TEETIME MID-MAY – BEFORE LABOR DAY Golf League for Senior Women is looking for more members. We are enjoyably competitive and love going out to lunch afterwards. We play at MULBERRY HILL GOLF COURSE in northern Oxford. Tee time is 9 a.m., Tuesday mornings. For more information call Linda at 810-796-3014. SATURDAY, JUNE 11 The Flint Alumni Chapter of Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host its 27th Annual Scholarship Scramble at BROOKWOOD GOLF COURSE, Davison Rd., Burton. The four-person scramble is open to men and women and will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost of $75 per person includes golf, cart, a boxed lunch at the turn, food after the final hole, trophies and prizes. A pre-registration special of $260 per foursome is available if full payment is made by June 1. For details contact David Guinn at 810-444-1271 or Keith Tipper at 810-309-5318. SATURDAY, JUNE 11 The Lapeer Aerie No. 2427 Golf Outing is a four-person golf scramble which will take place at the LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a cost for the outing of $65 per person or $260 per team. Cost includes a golf cart, hot dogs, steak dinner, and a two drink ticket. Prizes for a variety of course games will be presented. For information or to register contact Mat Viviano or Jackie Smith at 810-664-2812. FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Lapeer Junior Golf League will play at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Rules meeting is June 7th at Lake Nepessing Golfland at 6:00 p.m. For further information contact Steve Carlson at Lake Nepessing Golfland at 664-3514 or Mike Ogg at 810-577-7108.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 The Susan G. Komen 3 Day For The Cure team of walkers are hosting a four-person, 18-hole golf scramble at HOLLY MEADOWS GOLF CLUB, 4855 Capac Rd., Capac, MI . Start time is 1:15 p.m. and the cost is $220 per team ($55 per person). Prizes and lunch are included. For more information contact Amber at 810-404-0428 or Dianne at 810-356-2341. SATURDAY, JUNE 25 1st Annual Kimberly Weidenhammer Memorial Golf Outing will help raise money for a 5-year-old boy whose mother was murdered in her home last winter. The event will take place at SUGARBUSH GOLF CLUB, Davison. Shotgun start is at 2:30 p.m. A $60 fee includes 18 holes, range, smack sack, door prizes, trophies and buffet dinner. Reservations are due by June 15. For further information contact Heather at 810-955-1084 or Kristi at 810-691-1209 or Sarah at 989-798-7793. SATURDAY, JUNE 25 Brandon Carr Golf Scramble at SUGARBUSH GOLF CLUB, Davison. For details e-mail or call Tawana Branch at 810-201-6929. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 25 & 26 Genesee County Senior Amateur Championship is open to seniors 50+ and will offer a senior division for players 5062 and a super senior division for players 63+. The event will take place at IMA BROOKWOOD GOLF CLUB. Advance registration is required and entries will close on June 22. The cost of the event is $65 for IMA Brookwood season pass holders and $85 for non-pass holders. For more information call 810-742-4920 and register on-line at

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ROCKFORD —The Cardinals’ varsity track and field teams competed at the Div. 1 Michigan High School Athletic Association championships last Saturday, qualifying to compete in events such as the boys 3200 relay featuring Gerald Henderson, John Izzo, Patrick Rooker and Travis Toye. John Izzo and Travis Toye also made the cut in the 3200 run, Nick Halabicky got in by throwing the shot put 49’6”, Jacob Seidell stepped up to reach 6’1” in the high jump and Jacob Jacobs hit a distance of 21’3.5” in the long jump. Despite all this the Davison boys did not have any top eight finishers for the event, the mark necessary to earn AllState accolades. During the regular season the Davison boys’ team won the Big Nine meet, placed first at the Davison Relays and took Big Nine victories over Flushing 97-40 on May 3 and CarmanAinsworth 86-51 on May 10. The Cardinals also won the Corunna Relays on April 16, on May 6 Davison placed ninth at the John Runyan Classic at Carman-Ainsworth and on April 13 the team took first at the Kearsley Early Bird Relays. STATE MEET TEAM SCORING – East Kentwood 72; Ypsilanti 28; West Bloomfield 24; Rockford 23; Portage Northern 22; Hudsonville 21; Detroit Catholic Central 21; Dexter 20; Jackson Thursday, June 9, 2011

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It's official…Tom Gores is now the owner of the Detroit Pistons. The Lord Stanley’s quest first official piece of business was to The Stanley Cup finals has been relieve John Kuester (57-107) as the exciting to watch, as Vancouver has head coach of the Pistons. John won the first two games as they head could never get Detroit to fire to Boston for game three Tuesday on all six cylinders as a basnight. Game two was the second ketball team. Actually, it quickest overtime victory in played like 12 cars with Stanley Cup history. Alex blown head gaskets. Mr. Burrows scored 11 seconds into Kuester never could get the overtime. Boston has come up veterans to buy in to his basjust short in both games, losing ketball philosophies or by one goal. Boston won leadership. I am not game three Tuesday to blaming him for all pull the series to 2-1 in the problems, as the favor of Vancouver. talent level wasn't the greatest talent ever Pulling up stakes assembled. I The Atlanta Jeff Day — Sports Columnist would say 50 games Thrashers have pulled under .500 was underachieving, an Elvis Presley and left the building. though. The Thrashers are now located I will point my finger at Joe in Winnipeg, Canada. This is the secDumars for the mess the Pistons are ond time NHL hockey has failed in currently in. The players Dumars has Atlanta. The first failure became the acquired are not NBA All-Star talent. Calgary Flames. Atlanta is a terrible The Pistons play no defense anysports town and doesn't deserve a more, which used to be a staple of hockey franchise anyway. Hockey is Pistons basketball. in Winnipeg once again. Who’s the next coach of the Pistons? I would think the leading Blowing smoke candidate is Mike Woodson the exThe NBA Finals have been real coach of the Atlanta Hawks. good basketball entertainment. The Woodson coached as an assistant Miami Heat blew game two by blowunder Larry Brown when Detroit ing a huge 15-point lead with seven won the title. I think Mr. Kuester minutes left on the clock. They blew will follow Mike Brown out to the the game on their home floor to Lakers and become an assistant make matters even worse. However, under Brown once again. I don't the Heat reheated up in Dallas in think it will take Pistons long to game three by winning on the name a new coach. Let's hope he Mavericks’ home floor. Dallas now brings back old Pistons tough needs to win games four and five to defense! That would be a start for have a legitimate shot at the NBA me. championship. Miami just looks too strong for the Mavericks so far. Miami should be up three games to A free man Plaxico (gun in the slacks) Buress zip, actually, if not for the fourthquarter collapse in game two. The was released from prison Monday fans from Cleveland are not going to after serving 20 months. The New York Giants are not re-signing him to be happy to witness LeBron James winning his NBA Championship ring. a contract. Who will take a shot (pun intended) at his wide receiver services? I think numerous teams Poor, poor, poor Cleveland! will after seeing how Mike Vick has The Tigers have snuck up on the re-established his NFL career. Maybe Cleveland Indians due to the poor Philadelphia signs him and the team play of the Tribe. The Tigs currently would become a halfway house for sit only 2.5 games behind Cleveland. NFL players. We shall see if Plax It was only two weeks ago the Tigs (hole in his slacks) has any ammuwere eight games out. All of baseball nition left in his NFL career and if knew the Tribe would come back to he can catch bullet passes from a earth after their tremendous start. rifle armed NFL quarterback. A 20The bats have been heating up and gun salute; Plaxico Buress is a free that is a good sign in Motown. man! Shoot, we missed him in the NFL the last two seasons!

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Local state parks offer activities for Free Fishing weekend Harmon and Lake George Roads. The ranger staff will be conducting the class and will provide bait and poles along with instruction. Reservations: 248-693-6767.

LAPEER COUNTY — Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, so everyone is encouraged to grab a pole and go fishing during the Dept. of Natural Resources' second segment of Free Fishing Weekend June 1112. The DNR waives all fishing license fees for the two days so residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy fishing inland and Great Lakes waters. While a fishing license isl not required during the special weekend, all fishing regulations still apply. Potential anglers will have the opportunity to learn more about the sport by participating in Free Fishing Weekend events taking place at numerous parks and recreational areas across the state. Local events include:

Bald Mountain Recreation Area Fishing 101 Learn how to cast, what bait to use and how to get the best results when shore fishing during a Fishing 101 workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, June 9, at Bald Mountain Recreation Area in Oakland County located east of M-24

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The Bay City Recreation Area, 3582 State Park Dr., in Bay City, will host a Free Fishing Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 11, sponsored by Frank's Great Outdoors and the Saginaw Bay Walleye Club. The day's events include a Family Fishing Derby, Youth Fishing Clinics, a Kasting Kontest and special "How To" programs, Michigan fisheries exhibits and presentations, fishing crafts and water safety presentations and much more. The event includes free refreshments, free loan of fishing poles and bait. Details: 989-684-3020.

older and consists of cast fishing from the shore or boats. Register the morning of the tournament at the Red Barn or visitors center campground. Details: 810797-4439. Note: The Recreation Passport has replaced motor vehicle permits for entry into Michigan state parks, recreation areas and state-administered boating access fee sites. This new way to fund Michigan's outdoor recreation opportunities also helps to preserve state forest campgrounds, trails and historic and cultural sites in state parks, and provides park development grants to local communities. Michigan residents can purchase the Recreation Passport at any state park or recreation area. Nonresident motor vehicles must still display a valid nonresident Recreation Passport ($29 annual; $8 daily) to enter a Michigan state park, recreation area or state-administered boating access fee site; these can be purchased at any state park or recreation area, or through the Michigan e-Store at Details: 517241-7275.

Learn to fish and fish for prizes during Seven Lakes State Park's Spring Fishing Derby from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 11, 14390 Fish Lake Rd. in Holly. The third annual tournament, sponsored by the Courtesy MI DNRE Izaak Walton League of America, Benton Chapter and Seven Lakes State Park, includes contests for all age groups OUTDOOR CALENDAR from 4 to 5 year olds, to senior citizens. JUNE 11 Refreshments available. Details: 248-634PPOTH Range Day Level Two. Grand Blanc Huntsman’s 7271. Club, Irish Rd. Details:

Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area Fishing Derby The recreation area in Lapeer County is sponsoring a fun fishing contest. The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m., June 11, and concludes at 11:30 a.m. at the park, 3871 Herd Rd. in Metamora. The contest is for two age groups, those ages 16 years and under and ages 17 years and

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JUNE 11 Wheelin’ Team 457 5th annual fishing tournament. At Potter’s Lake, 259 Oglethorpe Dr., Lapeer. $5 registration fee. Registration starts at 7 a.m., fishing starts at 8 a.m., ends at noon. Lunch and awards follow 12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m. JUNE 11 Bowling Pin Shoot. Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 N. Lake George Rd. Sign up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.$5 members, $10 non-members. Details:

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*If you qualify for a military rebate deduct another $500.00 from the sale price (Thanks For Serving!). Picture may not reflect actual vehicle. Chrysler Employee and General public prices stated. Sal e Price includes all available factory incentives, does NOT include special offers (TDM) from the factory that are available to a select group of qualified people. Payments are based on the sale price, A+ credit rating at 4.24% for 75 mos. Buy payments and sale prices are plus tax, title, plate, and destination. *Lease Payments are based on 36 mos. Security deposit required. Must qualify for s tier Lease term. Advertised specials in this add are good for at lea st 48 hours after the printed date unless stated differently in the add, but could go longer. Thanks for reading with us, call or come into our Lapeer location.

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Burton Senior Center Rummage Sale! June 15th 17th, Open 8AM. 3410 S. Grand Traverse. Next to Holy Redeemer.

June 9-11, 9a-5p, 4389 E. H u c k l e b e r r y, Columbiaville, Acetylene torch, pilates machine, tools, and more. Subdivision Sale, Countr y Club Meadows, Off Lippincott Between State/Atlas, Kids & Misc. June 1011 9a-5p. Community wide yard sale. Timber H e i g h t s Manufactured H o u s i n g Community. June 11th & 12th 9am5pm. Off Oak Rd., behind Davison High School.

Forest Creek West Condos, Richfield Rd, Davison (between Irish/M-15), June 17-18, 9a-5p. Lots of Goodies! H a w k s h i r e E s t a t e s Subdivision Sales! June 9-11, 9a-5p, (off Atherton Rd. between Center and Genesee Rds.) June 10-11, 9a-2p, 707 Fitzner Dr., Davison, Women’s plus sizes, shoes, books, puzzles, lots of misc.

10 Announcements ADOPTION-A loving alternative to unplanned pregnancy. You choose the family for your child. Receive pictures/ info of waiting/ approved couples. Living expense assistance. 1-866236-7638 CENTRAL BOILER Outdoor Wood Furnaces provide safe, clean heat. Call TODAY! 810-664-5060

To place a GARAGE SALE ad call 866-653-3511

12 Personals Adoption is Love. 1st time mom & dad promise your baby a secure, happy life. Expenses paid. Theresa & Evan. 866-664-1213 NOTE: All advertisers in this category are working with a licensed adoption agency. Read Your Ad Online At:

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Pregnant? Consider Adoption-A loving alternative. Wonderful couples to choose from. Call for pics/information and choose your baby’s family and future. Expenses paid. 1-866-236-7638. 24/7

9773 State Rd., Millington, MI. June 21st, 6PM. Consign Now! Get Advertised. Guns, fishing tackle, antiques, household, general merchandise. One piece or train load. Contact HOBO Tim’s Auction Ser vice. 989-9128701

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Guns and Collectables Auction Sat., June 11, 2011 • 10am Estate of Alfred Allen Direction to Sale: Located in Goodrich, Mi. From M-15 in Goodrich go West on Hegal Rd 1/2 mile to Ridge, Turn South 1/2 mie to Sale: 8337 Ridge Rd.

GUNS AND OUTDOOR ITEMS Savage 308 Model 99, Savage 22 HP, Ithaca 12 ga Model 37, Ithaca 20 ga Model 37, Winchester 16 ga Model 12, Boito 20 ga Over and Under, Winchester 22 WRF Model 90, 14' Lund Fishing Boat Trailer with 20 HP Johnson, Many Rods & Reels, Fishing Tackle some old, Hip Boots, Hunting and Fishing Clothing, Coleman Camp Stove, Old Lanterns, Single Snowmobile Trailer, 2 Place Snowmobile Trailer, Old Snowmobile Caboose, Old Bikes, Old Ice Sled, Caribou Horns


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Thursday, June 16 - 2 PM LOCATION: 3891 LeValley Road, Columbiaville DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of M-24 (N. Lapeer Rd.) & Columbiaville Rd., turn West onto Columbiaville Rd., go 4 miles to Klam Rd., turn South, go 1/2 mile to Le Valley Rd., turn East. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: A lifetime accumulation of tools! Come join us for a fast paced afternoon auction. Ultra Lite Airplane 2 Cycle Engine Evinrude 6 H.P. Boat Motor Woodworking/Machinist/Tools Jet JWTS-100W2-LFR 10” Table Saw • Grizzly 16” Wood Band Saw • Grizzly 12” Disc and 6” Belt Sander • Dewalt Plate Joiner w/ Case DW682 • Kennedy 8 D Tool Box on Casters Powermatic Drum Sander • Precision Tools Power Kraft Welder • Sears Air Compressor Outdoor Equipment Ryobi Straight Shaft Weed Whip 5530 • Dual Axle Utility Trailer • Ranch King Lawn Sweeper Lumber & Misc. See website for large list & photos. TERMS: Cash, check w/Michigan ID, credit cards. Lunch Available.

Clough & Marron Pump Organ, Cuckoo Clock w/ Stag Head from Germany, Old Sheet Music, Old Mantle Clock, 6ft Grand Father Clock, Curve Glass China Cabinet, Full Size Sleigh Bed w/ Matching Dressers, Dressers, Dresser w/ Mirror, Desks and Chairs, Foyer Chair, Duncan Fife table w/ 4 Chairs, Old Dishes and Knick Knacks, Old Games and Books, Pictures and Frames, Old Kenmore Sewing Machine w/ Cabinet, Old True Tone Tubed Radio, Wooden Kitchen Table and Chairs, Couch and Chairs, Refrigerator, Chest Deep Freeze

GARAGE AND GARDEN Like New Snow Blower 5 1/2 hp, Push Lawn Mower, Craftsman Drill Press, Craftsman Table Saw, Band Saw, Electric and Air Tools, Jack Stands, Craftsman Tool Box, Assortment of Hand Tools, Saws, Saw Vise, Chain Saw, Wheel Barrow, Gas Cans, Extension Ladder, Old Scyth, Corn Knife, Garden Tools, Old Cross Cut Saw, Old Seed Planter, Old Cultavator, Wood Pulley, Picinic Table, Homelite Gas Weed Eater, Assortment of Car Parts some Old, Old Car Manuals, Gas Grill, Milk Can Stool, Old Shutters


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Many other items of interest too numerous to list Terms of the Sale: Cash or Certified Equivalent. No goods removed from premises until completely settled for. All sales final as is. Sale Principals not responsible for accident or goods after sold. Clerks and Auctioneers acting as sales agents only and no guarantees or liabilities.

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AUCTION SALE, Saturday, June 18, 2011 begins at 10:00am. Located at 2363 Willowdale Drive, Bur ton, Michigan. From I-69 at Belsey Road exit, take Belsey Road north 2 miles then right (east) on Potter Road, then right (south) on Willowdale Drive. Watch for auction signs. New electrical supplies and equipment; shop and woodworking equipment; lawn tractor and yard items; exercise items; lots of misc.; some household items; Carroll Electric, Mrs. Shelba (Don) Carroll-Owner. Hecht Auctioneers, Frankenmuth (989) 652-2242. For List of items and pictures, visit our website at Terms; Cash or Good Check, no Credit Cards.

Divorce $350* Covers children, etc. only one signature required! *Excludes govt. fees. 1-800522-6000 Ext. 950. Locally Owned and O p e r a t e d . Established 1977. Baylor & Associates, Inc. CASH REAL ESTATE LOANS Cash 4 Land Contracts. $10,000$500,000 Private Money, Fast! Deal with Decision Maker, Michigan Licensed NMLS#138110 800-837-6166 or 248-335-6166 Allan@DrDanielsAnd We Purchase Land Contracts and Real Estate Notes in Michigan. Nobody beats our prices! 877-424-6942

35 Financial ***All Home Loans*** Purchase or Refinance! Mortgage and Land Contract payoffs. Cash for Improvements, DebtConsolidation, Taxes, etc. Private Funds Available! FHA and Rural Development Loans, Loans for Houses/Mobiles/Mo dular’s. 1-800-2468100

120 Autos 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 1,600 Miles, Like New, Gray , V-6, One Person Owner, $16,995. Purchased for $22,000. 810659-7674 or 810287-2509 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE Receive $1000 GROCERY COUPON. UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mamograms, Breast Cancer Info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible, NonRunners Accepted. 1-877-632-GIFT

145 Motorcycles

305 Building Materials

Harley Davidson, Police Edition, 6 speed, Black, 2007, under 12,000 miles, fuel injected, shields, hard locking bags, air seat and shocks, runs great, $12,500. O.B.O. Call 810-625-3265

Pole Barns Built Best Barns, Building Pole Barns Since 1963. Family Owned, Licensed and Insured. Spring Specials on ALL Buildings. 40 year Warranty. 1-877-8020967 Pole Barns Michigan’s Largest Pole Barn Company (Built Best Barns) Best Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This Week’s Specials Erected 24’x32’x10’-$6,995, 30’x40’x10’-$9,595, 30’x48’x12’-$12,495, 60x120x14-$55,965 Licensed/Insured 1-877-802-9591 Steel Buildings: 5 only 16x24, 25x30, 30x36, 40x56, 50x104. Must Move Now! Selling for Balance Owed! Still Crated/Fr ee Delivery! 1-800-2119593 x53

165 Boats 21 Foot Fiberglass, I/O, Cuddy Cabin, Lots of Fishing Equipment, $12,500 or OBO. 810-9190170

230 Farm Produce Wanted- Hay fields & tillable land in Southern Lapeer/ Nor thern Oakland Co. - call Dave: 248765-7844

305 Building Materials Husky Metal Roofs Standing Seam. Metal Shingles/ Slate. All in Stock. Energy Star Qualified. $1000 Tax Rebate. Largest Inventory in Michigan. Company Installers. Free Estimates. Since 1975! 800-380-2379 Pioneer Pole Buildings Free Estimates. Licensed and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. 45 Year Warranty, Galvalume Steel-19 Colors. Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Today 1-800-292-0679

410 Furniture A Brand Name King Size Pillow Top Mattress Set in Original Plastic. Includes deluxe frame. Cost $1,499, Sell for $475. 989631-2280 A Temperpadic/ Style Memory Foam Mattress Set Queen, new-never used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-8322401

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2 Classifieds 410 Furniture Amish log beds, dressers, rustic table and chairs, mattress for Cabin or Home. Lowest price n Michigan! m 989-923-1278. An Amish Log Headboard and Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand new-never used, sell all for $275. 989772-1517.

425 Household Items 3 Vinyl Windows Sliders, 1- 4x3, 23x4, $25. Each, Microwave, Large Sharp Carousel, $50. 810-653-4317

500 Miscellaneous Advertise your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 10 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 750 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-486-2466 or go to Airlines Are Hiring Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified—Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877891-2281.

526 Wanted

500 Miscellaneous

500 Miscellaneous

AIRLINES ARE HIRING-Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FFA approved program. Financial aid if qualified-Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 Attend College Online from Home. * M e d i c a l , * B u s i n e s s , *Paralegal, *Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-4880 3 8 6 Attend College Online from Home. * M e d i c a l , * B u s i n e s s , * P a r a l e g a l , *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 “DIRECTV DEALS! FREE Movie Channels for 3 mosstar ting at $29.99 for 24 mos-210+ Channels+FREE DIRECTV CINEMA plus, Free Installation! Limited time only. New Cust only. 1-866-528-5002 promo code 34933

Earn $1000 a week Mailing Brochures from Home. Free S u p p l i e s ! Guaranteed Income! No experience required. Star t Today! Health Careers Training. Start at the Blue Heron AcademyMedical Massage, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Personal Training 888-285-9989 M e d i c a l Management Careers start here - Get Connected Online. Attend college on you own time. Job P l a c e m e n t Assistance. Computer Available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-482-3316

Investors Outstanding and immediate returns in equipment leasing for frac industr y. Immediate lease out. Tax benefits and high returns. We need more equipment! 800-397-2672 Junk Cars - will buy for up to $500, also buying scrap metal. 810-397-7574

600 Real Estate

LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953

605 Apt. for Rent

501 Cleaning Services SPRING CLEANING? Barns-Sheds-GarageYar d-House-Cabin. We Do It All! T.A.S. Cleaning Ser vice 989-912-8701

525 Vacation Cabins for Rent in Canada Walleyes, Perch, Nor therns, Birds, Wildlife, Pristine Nature. Boats Motors, Gas included. Call Hugh at 1-800-426-2550 for free brochure.

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2 Bedroom Apar tment, furnished, with garage, no pets, Davison, $450/mo. plus utilities. 810-653-5862 Apartment For Rent, 2 Bedrooms, $650/Mo + Sec. 1 Yr. Lease, Kearsley Schools, New Building, 810-2471048 Grand Blanc Apar tments UTILITIES INCLUDED, 1 bdm $495/mo, 2 bdm $610/mo. 248369-8935 NO RENT! Until July 1st, $100 Move In w/Approved Credit, Heat Included, Pets Welcome. 810-6533240 P e n g e l l y Apar tments. Ather ton Hemphill, across from Windiate Park, Heat & Water paid, Ver y Clean, Seniors welcome! 810-742-2690.

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605 Apt. for Rent


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HIDDEN HOLLOW 4190 LeValley Rd. Columbiaville 62 years of age Or Older Or Disabled of any age, with or without Children. Barrier Free Units Available. Pet Friendly, Personal Patios & On-site Laundry facilities, patio & balconies. 24 hour emergency maintenance.

700 Employment

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Escape: Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Wildfire, Earthquake, Landslide and Crime. N. IDAHO PEACEFUL COUNTRY CABIN on 30 ac. Get more magic from life. www.Magic

* * 2 0 1 1 P O S TA L JOBS!** $14 to $59 hour + Full Federal Benefits. No Experience Required. NOW HIRING! Green Card OK. 1-866-4774953 ext.95 “ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300 per day depending on job requirements. No experience, All looks needed. 1-800-951-3584 A105 for casting times/locations. Attention Class A CDL Drivers. Exp. Drivers, $1200 SignOn Bonus. Excellent miles, home weekly, H a z M a t Endorsement. Border Crossing Pay, Orientation Pay. Performance Bonus Apply: or 800738-7705 x1286 ATTN SALES REPS: Inc. 500 Co CPAY ( is now hiring Sales Par tners in your area. Commissions paid daily, plus bonuses and residual income. Sell Visa and MasterCard services to businesses. Proven and accomplished company with career opportunities. Call 1-800-213-3350

CITY OF DAVISON JOB POSTING SEASONAL DPW S U M M E R WORK/MAINTENANCE The City of Davison is looking for class of 2012 Davison Seniors or recent Davison graduates for Seasonal DPW summer work/maintenance. Applicants are preferred to have a valid driverís l i c e n s e . Applications/resume s will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. June 17, 2011. Apply to Andrea Schroeder, 200 E. Flint St. Ste 2 Davison MI 48423. (810) 653-2191 Davison Country Club, Experienced Wait Staff & Experienced Culinary Help Needed, Apply With In, Tues-Fri., 104 (No phone calls Please) Drivers: Consistent Top Paying. High Miles for Teams or Solo’s. Canada Qualified a plus. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-3104 EARN $1000’s WEEKLY! Receive $12 for every envelope Stuffed with our sales materials. Free 24 hr. information. 1-888-234-2259 code 15

SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE FOR CASH!!! Our Guaranteed Services will Sell/Rent Your Unused Timeshare for CASH! Over $95 Million Dollars offered in 2010! (800)640-6886

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617 Vacation Homes

• 2 & 3 Bedrooms • Attached Garage • Washer & Dryer Connections • Private Entrances • Fitness Center with Hot Tub • Pet Friendly* • Heated Pool

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615 Land for Sale

641 Homes Manufactured

River Ridge Apar tments, Free Heat/Water, $99 Moves You In,* Q u a l i f i e d Applicants*, 1/2 Off First Months Rent if You Move In By July 15th. , 1 bedroom, Quiet Living, Pool, Central/Air, Call for details. (810) 6530660.

610 Homes for Sale Free Foreclosure Listings Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now. 800-880-2517

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INDEXService Directory Adult Care



Lawn and Garden

Jack’s Carpet & Flooring


Your Material or Mine

Estimates $35 and up

Free Carpet Installation

Walsh McClain

Shop at Home with Brand Names

Assisted living for the elderly.

Hardwood – Carpet – Laminates Vinyl – Tile – Painting

Licensed • Family Atmosphere Home Cooked Meals Call Bob or Linda

Licensed & Insured

810-653-6932 Appliance Repair


Home Standby Generators Sales, Service & Preventative Maintenance Programs for all brands.


Tracey Lieske 810-813-1608

Lawn Care

Professional Services

HOWARD’S LAWN CARE Spring & Fall Clean Up Lawn Mowing • Trimming Edging • Shrub Trimming Weeding • Paver Walkways








H & H Cement Driveways Floors Stamped Concrete Tearouts “All types of Cement Work”


36 yrs. Exp.

Cleaning Services Builder





D E C KS ! D E C KS ! D E C KS !

Kitchens • Trim • Cabinets • Built Ins 19 Yrs. Experience • Licensed & Insured

Mike 810-656-5227

MAEDER ENTERPRISES Power Washing • Handyman Services Home Repairs • Remodeling Driveway Sealing


Quality Work At Affordable Prices!


Driveway Gravel Delivery & Spread

Residential Inspections

Water Septic Radon Insect

Cell: 810-516-0315 Phone: 810-658-3089

810-614-5612 ANYTIME



B. C. Light Trucking/Tractor Loader

810-614-4144 OR 810-664-1190

-Landscaping Supplies-

Whatever Style Your Home is... We’ve Got You Covered! 810-653-2795 • 725 N. State Rd., Davison Across from Graff Chevrolet

Lawn Care 810-624-2009



Certified Coating Consultations Interior/Exterior • Free Estimates Will Beat Any Estimate!

Party Rentals

Party Rentals


810-653-3300 Party Tent Rental


Banquet Tables Chairs & More Matt Wangler 810-241-1823 Dave Wangler 810-730-0466

25% OFF


Tree Service

Mowing, All Landscape Installs, Aeration & Dethatching

Commercial & Residential • New Remodeled • Licensed • Insured Reasonable • Reliable

Trees & More


810-658-7099 • Cell: 586-214-7163 713 N. State • Davison Guy Anselmo • Master Plumber

Trimming & Removal Land Clearing • Firewood 24 hr. Emergency Response Licensed & Insured



Lawn Maintenance Affordable Rates FREE ESTIMATES Lawn Mower Repair




Glenn Sills Painting Services

Licensed Builder 248-830-0046 Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Windows

Home Inspections

Chris’ Landscaping


SCOTT 810-516-5225


Remodeling • Siding • Roofing • Decks Pole Barns • Garages • Bathrooms



22 Years Licensed & Insured Experience FREE Estimates Jeff (810) 444-0341

Phone [810] 742-7492 • Fax [810] 742-1281


All types of home improvements

Give me a call, I do it all!

Additions • Garages • Custom Decks, Trim & Stairs • Finish Basements • Pole Barns Remodeling • Kitchen • Baths

• Additions • Custom Framing • Kitchen • Decks • Pole Barns • Finished Basements • Baths Carpentry • New Home Construction • Windows & Doors • Repairs, Maintence & Service Work




Building & Remodeling • Licensed & Insured Over 35 Years Experience

(810) 610-6206


Home Design/Improvement


Custom Decks • Wood, Vinyl & Steel Fencing • Garages Pole Barns • Roofing • Remodeling Call Now For Your Free Estimate!


Power Washing

Power Washing Decks Stained Houses Washed & More!

Irrigation, Lawn Care, Landscaping Brick Paver & Repair

Cement/Concrete Asphalt


Burton • Kearsley • Davison

Since 1980

Jack Coppola 810-691-6250

To list your service call 810-245-9343

Clean Up • Brush Hogging Driveway Grating • Light Landscaping Landscaping Wall • Lawn Care


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‘Earn up to $150 per day U n d e r c o v e r Shoppers Needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Experience Not Required Call Now 1-877-7377565 Help Wanted!!! Make $1000 a Week processing our mail! FREE Supplies! Helping Home-Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.homemailerpro .com Mature Person for Retail Sales Help, Evenings And Weekends Required, Apply in Person, Larson’s Ace Hardware in Downtown Davison.

Cashier/attendant – Jim Waldron Buick GMC of Davison is seeking a positive, enthusiastic individual to work with our oil change and tire center customers. Will consider experienced and inexperienced candidates. Apply in person M-F 8am to 5pm. Tire Center and Quick Lube supervisor Jim Waldron Pontiac, Buick, GMC of Davison has a tremendous opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to supervise our tire and quick lube center. Sales and Tire experience preferred, but experience not required. Please apply in person 8-5 MF. See Scott in Service

700 Employment

700 Employment

WANTED Graphic Graphic Designer Designer

E xperienced designer of display ads, classified and

editorial layout needed for fast paced weekly newspapers to work in our Lapeer Office. Must have Quark and Photoshop skills. Looking for efficient and creative designers. Good work ethic with attention to details a must. Must be able to work flexible hours. Part-time. Fax, email or mail resume to attention Graphic Designer.

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810.245.9375 FAX • 1521 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer MI 48446

TECHNICIAN Jim Waldron Buick GMC of Davison has immediate openings for quick maintenance and tire technicians. Please apply in person 8-5 M-F. See Scott in Service.

YOU CAN SELL. You 705 In Home can shop. You can Care search for a job.You Care Giver Available, r ustwor thy, can look for help. TReliable, 20 Years And much, much, Experience, 810much more in the 625-0799 classifieds.

Commercial Property For Sale By Owner

Classifieds 3

750 Business Opportunities

750 Business Opportunities

749 Health & Beauty

749 Health & Beauty

Could YOU use a few hundred dollars a day? If you can read and speak, YOU’RE HIRED! No selling! 1800-446-3268 Make Up To $2,000+ Per Week! New Credit Card Ready Drink-Snack Vending Machines. Minimum $3K to $30K+ I n v e s t m e n t Required. Locations Available. BBB Accredited Business. (800) 962-9189 PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures from home. Income is guaranteed! No experience required. Enroll Today!

I MADE $180,000 IN 6 MONTHS In a Down Economy! Let Me Show You How I Did It! Investors Outstanding and immediate returns in equipment leasing for frac industr y. Immediate lease out. Tax benefits and high returns. We need more equipment. 888-567-4972

Revolutionary Credit Fix! JUNE Special * Only $99 Fix Your Credit QUICKLY. Remove Collections, Foreclosures, Bankruptcies, Charge Offs, Judgements, etc. Fix your credit in on time! www.NewCreditForY 1-800-506-0790 Wipe Out Credit Card Debt! STOP Garnishments, Repossessions, Foreclosures & Harassment! Attorney Driven Nationwide Offices FREE Consultation! Se Habla Espanol Call Now - 888-4763043

Medical Marijuana Certification Only $100 Local Clinics Available now! NO MEDICAL RECORDS NO PROBLEM Call a local clinic. N.W. 231-881-7420 N.E. 989-525-5700 U.P. 906-361-6100 Midwest 616-666-2000 Mideast 248-990-1234 michigancertification Main Office: 231-753-2300 Med-Line: 231-818-0420

749 Health & Beauty Gergamonte - The National Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order. 888-4705390.

You’ll find new reasons to read The VIEW every day.


Vacant Land For Sale By Owner

Located in the downtown area of Croswell, at 14 Wells Street.

Located at 428-432 S. Sandusky Road and 23 Jean St., Sandusky.

Appx. 875 square foot finished office space, plus an additional 600 square foot dry, usable basement.

Premium frontage on S. Sandusky (M-19) just south of the downtown area. Property also has frontage on adjacent lot at Jean Street.

City water, sewer & electric. Interior layout lends itself well to office space or retail.

Zoned commercial use, in Watertown Township.

For information contact Wes Smith 810-338-7888

For information contact Wes Smith 810-338-7888

PUBLIC Notice Hearings/Meetings

CITY OF DAVISON PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2011-2012 BUDGET A Public Hearing has been scheduled for June 13, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 200 E. Flint St. Davison, MI 48423. The Public Hearing will be for the purpose of discussing adoption of the 2011-2012 budget. A copy of the proposed budget will be on file at the City Offices. Public comments, either oral or written are welcome at the Public Hearing regarding the entire budget document. Citizens who are unable to attend this hearing may submit, prior to 4:00 p.m. on June 13, 2011, any written comments. Handicapped persons needing assistance, who desire to attend this hearing are requested to call the City Clerk’s Office, so arrangements for their participation can be made. If anyone should have any questions regarding the proposed City Budget, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 653-2191. Andrea L. Schroeder City Clerk Published on June 9, 2011

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S ESTATE FILE NO. 2011191065-DE STATE OF MICHIGAN, PROBATE COURT, COUNTY OF GENESEE Estate of TED A. MORSE, DECEASED; Date of bir th: 05/10/1962 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, TED A. MORSE, who lived at 8333 MILLER ROAD, SWARTZ CREEK, MI 48473 died 05/25/2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to NANCY A. MORSE, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 900 S. SAGINAW STREET, FIFTH FLOOR, FLINT, MI 48520 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: 06/03/2011 J. DAVID KARR, P-15720, Attorney, 1044 N. IRISH ROAD, SUITE A, DAVISON, MI 48423; (810)6535585 NANCY A. MORSE, Personal representative, 6791 W. GALWAY CIRCLE, DIMONDALE, MI 48821; (517)646-6487

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S ESTATE FILE NO. 2011191065-DE STATE OF MICHIGAN, PROBATE COURT, COUNTY OF GENESEE Estate of WILLIAM D. FURDEN, DECEASED; Date of bir th: 01/08/1954 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, WILLIAM D. FURDEN, who lived at 2063 E. PARKWOOD AVENUE, BURTON, MI died 12/23/2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to V. KAY RUSHTON, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 900 S. SAGINAW STREET, FIFTH FLOOR, FLINT, MI 48520 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: 06/03/2011 J. DAVID KARR, P-15720, Attorney, 1044 N. IRISH ROAD, SUITE A, DAVISON, MI 48423; (810)6535585 V. KAY RUSHTON, Personal representative, P.O. BOX 251, DAVISON, MI 48423; (810)686-6465


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Call 810-452-2642 Worship Directory Trinity Lutheran Church (810) 658-3000 • 706 W. Flint St. (Davison Rd.) • Davison, MI 48423 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Journey exists to be a relevant/casual place for people to experience God. Where: Hahn Intermediate Gymnasium 500 S. Dayton St., Davison, MI When: Sunday 10am

ST.. JOHNN THEE EVANGELISTT CATHOLICC CHURCH 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423 810-653-2377 Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Pastor Masses: Saturday – 4:30pm Sunday – 7:00am; 8:00am; 10:00am & 12 noon Daily Masses:Monday through Friday 8:00am & 10:00am Sacrament of Penance: Saturday 3:00 – 4:00pm Religious Education Classes: 810-653-4056 Youth Programs: 810-658-2875 St. John Bingo Hotline: 810-653-9902

Pastor Todd Frusti Worship Schedule: Saturday 6:15 p.m. Sunday 8:15 a.m.-Traditional Worship 9:30 a.m.-Youth Confirmation Class Education Hour for all Ages 10:45 a.m.-Contemporary Worship

CHURCH OF CHRIST Traditional, Non-Instrumental 10122 Lapeer Rd., Davison (Next to Lucky’s Steakhouse)

810-653-5700 SUNDAY WORSHIP 11am & 6pm


Sun 10am • Wed 7pm

DAVISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Reverend Debbie Line, Pastor Youth Leader: Nicole Lewis SUNDAY 8:30am Traditional Worship 9:45am Sunday School 11:00am Casual Service 6pm Youth Group

Child care – all services 207 E. Third St., (at Main), Davison

810-653-5272 WE WELCOME ALL To place your ad in our Worship Directory Call Teresa at 810-452-2634

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 21, 2011 at three p.m. at Richfield Township, 5381 N. State Road Davison, Michigan, and the Board of Trustees of the Township of Richfield will hold a public hearing to consider the township has proposed 2011-2012 budget. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2011-2012 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2011-2012 budget including the proposed property tax millage rates is available for public inspection during normal business hours at Richfield Township 5381 N. State Rd Davison Michigan.

LegalNotice CITY OF DAVISON PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2011-2012 BUDGET AND TRUTH IN TAXATION A Public Hearing has been scheduled for June 13, 2011, at 8:15 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 200 E. Flint St., Davison, MI 48423. The Public Hearing will be for the purpose of discussing adoption of the 2011-2012 budget. A copy of the proposed budget will be on file at the City Offices.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be The property tax millage levied to support the proposed budget will be rate proposed to be a subject of this hearing. levied to support the pro- Public comments, either oral or written are welcome at the Public posed budget will be a Hearing regarding the entire budget document. Citizens who are subject of this hearing. unable to attend this hearing may submit, prior to 4:00 p.m. on This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, (MCL41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Richfield Township board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting or public hearing upon five days notice to the Richfield Township Board. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the township Board by writing or calling the following: Teri Webber, Clerk 5381 N. State Rd., Davison MI 48423, 810-653-3564 This notice is given by order of the Board of Trustees. Teri Webber, Clerk

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June 13, 2011, any written comments. Handicapped persons needing assistance, who desire to attend this hearing are requested to call the City Clerk’s Office so arrangements for their participation can be made. If anyone should have any questions regarding the proposed City Budget, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 653-2191. Andrea L. Schroeder, City Clerk

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2011-2012 BUDGET PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cardinal Center, 1490 N. Oak Road, Davison, Michigan, the Board of Education of Davison Community Schools will hold a public hearing to consider the district’s proposed 2011-2012 budget. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2011-2012 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2011-2012 budget including the proposed property tax millage rate is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Business Office, 1490 N. Oak Road, Davison, Michigan.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. This notice is given by order of the Board of Education. Karen D. Conover, Secretary DAVISON BOARD OF EDUCATION

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Scientific name for dog 2. Shelled animals 6. ______ pig: furry animal

CLUES DOWN 1. Feline 3. Poison in skin or venom 4. Used for cleaning 5. Man’s best friend

Answers: Across 1. Canine 2. Turtles 6. Guinea Down: 1. Cat 3. Toxin 4. Soap 5. Dog

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