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PO Box 595, Stockbridge, MI 49285

Volume 1, Issue 16


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Published Weekly

Holiday Needs As the Holiday season winds it’s way through our life’s I am reminded of all the hurting people in our midst. Scores of people are out of work, losing their homes, and unsure of where there next meal may come from. It will take more than a few dollars or a donated toy to solve many of these problems, but you have an opportunity to be a shining light in someone’s situation this Christmas season. Please consider how you can help your neighbors this year. One way would be to participate in “Stuff-a-Bus” activities. Both the Stockbridge and Leslie areas will be hosting these events this weekend. Please consider a donation. Nick Roberts of Stockbridge follows through as he takes a shot against the visitors from Morrice last Friday. For more coverage see page 6.

Keeping Pets Safe from Common Holiday Dangers by Julie Glair, freelance writer

Holidays can create special dangers for your pets. Each year during the various holiday seasons, thousands of pets are seriously injured and/or become deathly ill. It’s a busy time…a time of planning, shopping, cooking, rushing to and from parties and get-togethers with friends and relatives. Often we forget about our four-legged family members during the rush and festivities. They are curious and anxious as we, their caretakers are, and there are many hazards waiting for their curiosity.

When you bring plants into your home for the holidays, caution is in order. Poinsettias have a substance in the leaves that cause irritation of the skin and when ingested may cause vomiting and diarrhea. All parts of mistletoe and holly are toxic, especially the berries. Christmas greens such as juniper, balsam, cedar, pine and fir are moderately toxic and hibiscus may cause vomiting or bloody diarrhea if ingested. There are many

Jessie Crockett, Director of the Leslie Community Outreach, working hard in preparation for this upcoming weekend’s “Stuff a Bus” activity. “Stuff a Bus” will be held in the Felpausch parking lot Saturday from 9am - 4pm

The Forgotten “Thank You” by Julie Glair, freelance writer

Caffeine or no caffeine, Jessie Crockett is moving quickly around the Leslie Community Outreach trying to make wonderful things happen for area families. “It’s an especially busy time of year”, Jessie explained, “and with the economy the way it is, there are more families than ever that could use some help.” She continued, “We’re thrilled with our food room, right now. The schools, churches and area businesses recently held canned food drives and that really makes a difference. We are currently gearing up for our “Stuff-a-Bus”

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Church of Christ 4783 S. M-52 Hwy, Stockbridge (517) 851-8141 Sunday Bible Study 10:15 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 pm

Gregory Community Church “A Caring Community” 126 Church Street, Gregory (734) 498-2591 Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Rev. Heidi DeMott Shanes, Pastor

S.S. Cornelius & Cyprian Catholic Church 1320 Catholic Church Road, Leslie (517) 589-8492 Weekend Masses: Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 8:00 am & 10:30 am Saturday Confessions 4:00-4:30 pm Father Mike Petroski

Dansville Free Methodist Church 1340 Mason Street, Dansville (517) 623-0365 Pastor Amy Thompson SS 9:30-10:30 am Morning Worship 10:30-11:30 Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer meeting 7:00 pm

Highest Praise Worship Center 5107 S. Clinton Street, Stockbridge (517) 851-7758 Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Family Enrichment Night 7:00-8:00 pm Bishop Jeffrey Lambert

Southwest Church of the Nazarene 14555 Holmes Road PO Box 74, Gregory, MI 48137 Church : (734) 498-2682 Pastor : (734) 395-9157 Sunday Services: Sunday School - 10:00am Morning Worship - 11:00am Evening Service - 6:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm NETS (Teen Program) Caravan for Grades 1 - 6 Benson’s Buddies - Age 3 - K Pastor Gary A. Slusher

Dansville United Methodist Church 1317 Mason Street, Dansville (517) 623-6591 (517) 623-6594 Worship & Sunday School 9:15 am Pastor Don Fry Family Tabernacle Church of God 5115 Green Road, Stockbridge (517) 851-8327 Sunday Worship 10:30 am Wednesday Evening 7:00 pm at Howlett School 126 Webb St, Gregory Pastor Jeff Howard First Baptist Church “Leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ” 950 S. Clinton Road, PO Box 64, Stockbridge (517) 851-7075 Sunday Worship 9:15 & 11:00 am Discovery Island Sunday 11:00 am Wednesday 5th Dimension Youth Group 6:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday Exercise Class 9:00am Pastor Brian Johnson First Methodist Church of Waterloo Territorial Road, Stockbridge (517) 851-7287 First Presbyterian Church 101 S. Center Street, Stockbridge (517) 851-7015 Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am Church Offices open T-W-F 9:00am-noon Pastor Shannon O’Leary

Heritage United Brethren Church Meets at Dansville High School (517) 281-8931 Sunday School 9:00 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am Sunday Night HS Youth Group 7:00 Tuesday Night MS Youth Group 7:00 Monday Night Elementary Youth Group 3:00 pm Pastor Cal Hodgson Email: Pastor: Jeruel Baptist Church 11400 Plum Orchard Road, Munith (517) 596-2128 Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Youth Clubs & Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Pastor Bob Castle Asst. Pastor Jerry Gould PaPastor:Pastor: Millville United Methodist Church 1932 N. M-52 Hwy, Stockbridge (517) 851 -7853 Pastor Robert Freysinger Sunday Services: Traditional Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Christian Education Classes for all ages 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study Class 11:00 a.m. UMYF- Meet in His Crib Sundays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Connections ( Young Adults) Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday - 6:30p.m. Potluck and Praise Munith United Methodist Church 224 N. Main Street, Munith (517) 596-2441 Worship Hour - 9:30 Rev. Larry Rubingh

Good Shepherd Mission 5050 E. M-36, Stockbridge (517) 851-9800 Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Service 11:00 am Tuesday Bible Study Parson Billy R. Allen

Plainfield United Methodist Church 17845 M-36, Gregory Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:15 am Minister Judi Darling

St Jacob Evangelical Lutheran Church 12501 Reithmiller Rd, Grass Lake (517) 522-4187 Sunday Worship 10:15 am Pastor Scott Schwertfeger Stockbridge United Methodist Church 219 E. Elizabeth Street, Stockbridge (517) 851-7676 Rev. Larry Rubingh Worship Hour - 11:00 am Trinity Pentecostal Church 4935 Freiermuth Road, Stockbridge (517) 565-3310 Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Youth Group 7:00 pm Thursday Bible Study 10:30 am Pastor Mark Roark Trinity Lutheran Church Missouri Synod 5758 West M-36 Putnam Township 734-878-5977 Pastor William Gatz Sunday School 8:45 am Sunday Worship 10:00 am Pastor: Unadilla Presbyterian Church 20175 Williamsville Road, Gregory (734) 498-2348 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Pastor John Qiu United Baptist Church 2510 Heeney Road, Stockbridge (517) 565-3121

This Church Directory will be provided free of charge to our area churches.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS The Clothes Closet at Gregory Community Church is in urgent need of boys and girls clothing sizes 5 – 14. Please call for a drop-off appointment. 734-498-2591.

Saturday, Dec. 13 - Leslie's Lighted Christmas Parade. Line-up starts at 6pm. There will be Carolers, the Leslie HS band and choir will perform, and Santa Clause will be in town. Everyone is invited – 7pm

Wednesday, Dec. 10 – Stockbridge Athletic Booster Meeting at Stockbridge High School – Saturday, Dec. 13 - Leslie Area Concert to support Cancer research. - 8pm following the 6pm parade. Thursday, Dec. 11 – The Woodworth PTO Sunday, Dec. 14 - Children's Christmas meeting will be held at Crossroads Bar and Program at First Baptist Church in Grill for an informal gathering – 6:30pm Stockbridge. Everyone Welcome! – 7pm Saturday, Dec. 13 – Leslie Outreach’s Annual Thursday, Dec. 18 – White Pine Academy "Stuff-a-Bus" at Felpausch parking lot in “Donuts with Dad” – 7:20 – 7:50am Leslie. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy. 9am - 4pm Friday, Dec. 19 – The Leslie Local Development Finance Authority will meet at

Leslie City Hall – 8-9am Friday, Dec. 19 - Holiday Program at White Pine Academy in Leslie - 6:30 - 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Candle Light Service at First Baptist Church in Stockbridge. Everyone Welcome! – 7pm Do you have something that you would like to list here? Please send it to us at so that we can include it.

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CADL Donors Recognized



Over $200,000 donated in 2007 The Capital Area District Library (CADL) recently acknowledged its 2007 donors during a ceremony at the Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Avenue. Last year, supporters, including Friends groups, community organizations, businesses and individuals, donated over $200,000. These donors appear on the Capital Area District Library’s Donor Tree, which is located in the lobby of the Downtown Library. The library actively develops and uses supplemental funding sources to help finance enhanced collections, new technologies, expanded or renovated facilities, programming and innovative demonstration projects. These sources include individual or corporate gifts given directly to the library; funds from local library trusts, foundations or endowments; funds raised by Library Friends; and grant awards from state and federal governments or private foundations. Although supplemental funding may play a key role in supporting services, it cannot replace public funds, which support basic service. CADL welcomes gifts of money, securities, library materials, equipment, furnishings, services, and other items that assist in the provision of library service to the community in accordance with the Library’s mission, values, goals, and policies. We accept donations at any CADL library location or online at For more information, call (517) 367-6312. The Capital Area District Library is committed to the learning and enjoyment of the children and adults it serves. It operates 13 libraries and a bookmobile which stops at various locations throughout Ingham County. CADL offers a wide range of community programs and special events throughout the year.

All Ages Holiday Open House Wednesday, Dec. 10 3-5:30 pm Special Storytime at the Village Hall to see and learn about LIVE REINDEER from 3:00-4:30. Then drop in for fun at the library, including refreshments and live music courtesy the Fountain City mountain dulcimers from 4:30-5:30. Children Christmas Make & Take Craft Thursday, Dec. 18 10:30 am Movers & Readers (Ages 1-3) Tuesdays, Dec. 2-Feb. 24 (skip Dec. 23 & 30) 10:30 am Stories, songs, and crafts Family Storytime Saturday, Dec. 6 10:30 am Stories, singing and dancing, and crafts, with a new theme each month This month’s theme: Cats Adult Adult Book Discussion Tuesday, Dec. 16 6:30 pm Dec. 16: Any of the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert

LESLIE LIBRARY EVENTS All Ages Holiday Open House Wednesday, Dec. 10 2-7:30 pm Then drop in for holiday refreshments and make it - take it crafts. Teens Game Night @ The Library Tuesday, Dec. 30 6-7:30 Join us for Wii and Board game competition. Members of Girl Scout Troop 261 pose with the gifts that they have wrapped This event was an adopt a family for Christmas project and they were having a wrapping of presents party with all the gifts the girl scouts collected. Local troops from the whole area attended. Refreshments were served by the ladies auxiliary and Santa made a special appearance giving goodies to everyone in attendance. Photo by: Christie Frazzini

STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY EVENTS All Ages Holiday Open House Sunday, Dec. 7 1-3 pm We’ll have make-and-take crafts for the little ones, plus refreshments and live jazz for everyone provided by the Debbie Fogell Trio. Teens Teen Book Discussion Group Thursday, Dec. 18 2:30 pm Adults Seniors Outreach Friday, Dec. 5 12 noon Books will be available for checkout at the seniors’ luncheon in the Town Hall.

Weaving Monday, Dec. 8 3:30-5pm Weave a Mug Rug. It would make a great Christmas gift. All materials provided. Adult Stamping for Christmas Tuesday, Dec. 9 3:30-5pm Stamping/Card Making and paper crafts projects. Registration is required. Adult Book Discussion Wednesday, Dec. 10 1pm The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

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We really enjoyed out Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania, but they didn’t have any snow. Boy were we happy when we go home and there was snow everywhere. We built a snowman in our Nana’s yard and threw snowballs. It was fun. We hope you enjoy coloring this snowman. Have fun!!!!!!!!!!! Alexis & Peyton Mail it to us at: The Weekly Pride, PO Box 595 Stockbridge, MI 49285 We will announce some more winner’s next week!




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SUDOKU PUZZLE OF THE WEEK If you have never completed one of these you might be asking what the rules are. They are quite simple. Each column needs to contain the numbers 1 - 9, each row needs to contain the numbers 1 - 9, and each 3 x 3 set of squares needs to contain the numbers 1 - 9.

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Thank You (Continued from page 1)

event that will be held December 13th 9am4pm in the Felpausch parking lot. It is held before the Leslie Lighted Christmas Parade and we’re hoping lots of people will be generous and bring new, unwrapped toys to fill the bus. All of the toys are taken to our toy room where they are sorted. We decorate the room, play holiday music and let parent’s pickout gifts for their children.” With a twinkle in her eye, Jessie went on to say, “It’s great to see the difference that can be made through community donations.” Ten years ago, Jessie with her husband of 23 years, Bruce, moved with their children to Leslie so Bruce could take over as Pastor of the Grand River Community Church in Leslie. Both of their sons are currently attending Spring Arbor University, Jeremiah, age 21 is an art major and Ben, age 19 is a music major there. They both volunteer at the Outreach when their schedules allow.

It is with that Love, that baskets are filled, toys are put under trees, and donations are shared. Thank you Jessie for all you do for all of us! If you know someone deserving of a Forgotten “Thank You”, please contact me with info. at:

Originally from Ohio, Jessie has been the Director of the Leslie Community Outreach over 4 years and was a volunteer there for 3 years before that. Her formal training is in Electrical Design but found herself making the career change when attending a Church Camp. That is when she felt strongly that God called her to the Outreach.

Stocks of canned goods await dispersal at the Leslie Community Outreach Center. “All of our wonderful volunteers know how important it is that each person entering the Outreach be treated with dignity, respect, and love. I believe God created all of us equally and I feel that is how He wants us to treat one another” Jessie explained. When asked who she thought had been the greatest influence early in her life, Jessie quickly responded, “My mother!” “Although we were quite poor, my mother was always giving to others. She’d take a casserole to a neighbor; lovingly help a friend in need. That was how she was.”

POLICY STATEMENT The Weekly Pride is independently owned and operated. Our mailing address is PO Box 595, Stockbridge, MI 49285. It is published as part of The Killinger Group. The Weekly Pride reserves the right to refuse any material submitted for publication. Advertisements published in The Weekly Pride do not necessarily reflect the views of it’s owners or staff.

Crockett having a little fun on the job.

Pet Safety (Continued from page 1)

Jessie Crockett poses with some of the donations that have been received.


more toxic plants so it’s wise to keep plants out of your pet’s reach. Decorations for the holidays can put pets at risk, also. Extra cords and plugs of holiday lights can look like chew toys to pets. Tape down or cover cords to help avoid shocks or burns. Do not let pets drink the Christmas tree water. Stagnant water can harbor bacteria. Check labels for tree water preservatives and buy only those that are non-toxic. Also, don’t put aspirin in the water because if ingested it can risk your pets health or even its life. Tinsel is particularly tempting to cats and some exotic pets like ferrets but it can block the intestines. As tempting as it is, do not share your holiday treats with your pets. Chocolate is an example of a treat that is toxic to dogs in fairly low doses. Don’t feed pets cooled dripping from ham or turkey. Human seasonings aren’t good for pets, plus the fact that the rich stock and drippings can easily upset pets’ digestive systems. Bones are very dangerous! Do not feed your pets bones, especially poultry bones that splinter easily. Each year thousands of pets are treated for consumption of splintered bones, causing pain and sometimes death. Resist the temptation to tie ribbons around pets necks for the holidays. The pets can tighten ribbons resulting in choking or hang themselves if the ribbon becomes caught on something. Let’s not forget about the stress of the holidays! Humans aren’t the only ones who get stressed over the holidays. Our pets pick up on our moods, and often have their usual routine disrupted by guests or if you are traveling with your pets or leaving them behind. Be sure they have a safe and quiet place where they can retreat when there are lots of visitors around. If traveling, take a familiar toy with your pet. If your pet ingests glass, broken plastic, staples or other small, sharp objects, call your veterinarian. If you suspect that your pet has eaten something toxic, call your veterinarian and/or the Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour emergency hotline at 1-888-4-ANIHELP. As the caretakers of the pets that are important members of our families, keep your eyes opened wide to the possible dangers that surround them. Nothing would ruin a holiday faster than an emergency trip to the veterinarian or the loss of a beloved pet.

Advertising Deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday. All news, display advertising, and classified should be submitted and paid for prior to that time. Information can be submitted via email, phone, or in person. A member of The Weekly Pride will gladly schedule an appointment to discuss your advertising needs. Advertiser’s and Reader’s who feel that an error has been made are encouraged to contact The Weekly Pride immediately. When an item is found to be a mistake or misleading, a correction or clarification will be published. All advertisements will require final written communication prior to publishing. This communication signifies final approval and acceptance of the ad copy as well as constitutes an agreement for payment in exchange for publication. All cancellations of display or classified advertisements are due by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the scheduled publication. This policy is subject to change.

Host Family Volunteers Needed World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents (with or without children at home) who are adventurous, funloving, responsible, and most of all caring, who are interested in hosting a highschool-aged foreign exchange student for the 2009-20010 school year. By hosting a student from another country, your entire family will discover a world of fun and an enlightening adventure. Students who spend a semester or school year in the US are fulfilling a lifetime dream. American culture plays an important role all over the world; the English language is the international language of our times. Share your home for a year; enjoy a friendship for a lifetime! To begin this exciting cultural experience, please call Dawn @ 1.517.589.2676 World Heritage Area Representative, at 1.866.939.4111 or visit our website at WORLD HERITAGE IS A NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION. WORLD HERITAGE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND IS FULLY LISTED WITH CSIET.

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Stockbridge Middle School Splits with Leslie Alex Noffsinger - Student Sports Writer

During that day some people were saying that this game against our SMAA rivals was going to be easy. An easy win with a lot of rebounds and fast breaks. I think that as people were talking about the upcoming game they maybe forgot to mention which team will be doing those things. It was the Panthers’ first home game since Concord way back when. The two Panther teams were a combined 7-5 going into the Leslie games but it would switch to 8-6. The 7th grade team got out to an early lead, but not as controlling as some had predicted. Offense was at a minimum in the 1st quarter for both teams.. The 2nd quarter was a battle to establish the rest of the game. Leslie won that battle putting Stockbridge in the trailing tempo… and spirit. Some of the players couldn’t believe it was still close and Leslie had the lead, but second half adjustments would be needed. Leslie went into the half with a 16-15 lead and 17 rebounds which made Coach Allison not to happy in the locker room. The Panther players came out with a vengeance fighting hard, but as you can guess it wasn’t enough. The 4th quarter was fairly painful to watch at times as both teams tried to break through. It was a 19-9 from the half to the end of the game including 2 points for Stockbridge in the 3rd quarter at the final score of 35-26 Leslie. It might have been a Thanksgiving nap, it might have been shots rimming out, it could have been too much rest for players, or a combination of the three, but I am sure Coach Allison will get them back on track. A high point of the night was an 8th grade shellacking of the Leslie 8th grade team by over 20 points. At one point the Panthers had a 16-4 lead. The 8th grade team improved one more win closer to .500 with the win now 3-4 on the season compared to a 5-2 7th grade record to leave the Panthers at 8-6 on the season total. Editors Note: We thank Alex for his submission of MS basketball action in Stockbridge this week. If you would like to be a Student Writer please contact us. We are looking for writers in Dansville, Leslie, and Stockbridge to help represent your schools sports teams.

Zach Runciman of Stockbridge puts up a shot against the visiting team from Morrice in action last week.

Noah Frazzini lays one in against the Orioles of Morrice.

SMS 8th Grade Basketball Brief Submitted by Coach Nichols

The 8th grade team continues to play well. The 8th grade team is 2-0 this week with a win over Hillsdale on Wednesday night with the final score of 59-46. Jonathon Mason led all scorers with 19, Devin Allen 15, Dillon Able 7, Alec Armstrong, Connor Rickets and Marcus Prigge added 3, Noah Frazinni had 4 and Michael Samhatt and Austin Brown chipped in 2. Marcus Prigge dominated the paint and was a force on the boards. Dillon Able played a spectacular game seeing the floor and leading the team in assist. Connor Knepley led the team from the backcourt and kept everybody focused and ran the show.

Stockbridge 8th grader Marcus Prigge brings the ball up the court.


ATTENTION STUDENTS Would you like to see your stories published and represent your school at the same time? We are looking for freelance writers willing to cover their respective schools athletic events from Middle School to High School. Contact us at 888-318-17663 or email for more information.

The Stockbridge Panthers went to Corunna for their second weigh in of the 09 Season; Varsity and JV wrestled to determine the best athlete at the event. The following are SHS Panther wrestling victories: Varsity125-Joey Hodges (2-0) went 2-2 took 4th 140-Chad Snyder (2-0) went 2-1 took 2nd 171-Brad Dalton (1-1) went 1-2 HWT-Cody Fuller (1-1) went 1-2 JVZack Galdes went 1-2 Brody Batdorft went 2-2 took 4th Matt Barr went 2-1 took 2nd Dan Cutler went 2-1 took 2nd Roberto Moyeda went 3-1 took 3rd Phil Balkus went 1-2 The team will travel to East Jackson on Tuesday, Dec. 9, for a 6:00 meet.

The coaching staff and players of the Leslie Blackhawk Football team would like to extend our sincere thank-you to the parents, our fans, and the entire community of Leslie for the outpouring of support during our football season. We would also like to thank the following: • The Leslie Fire Department, Leslie Police Department, and the Mason Fire Department for the send-offs and returns after our playoff games. • The Leslie Fire Department for the fantastic breakfast they provided prior to the semi-final game. • Forrest Cruth, for all the time he committed to taking pictures that will help make the memories last forever. • All the former players who came to the Thanksgiving morning practice to support the team. Thanks for a Great Season - GO HAWKS! DON’T SEE YOUR SPORTS RESULTS LISTED? ASK YOUR COACH. EMAIL US YOUR SPORTS REPORTS You can also send us a toll free fax to 888-318-1766 if that is easier.

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Stockbridge Girls Basketball Results Submitted by Coach Daily

The Lady Panther’s kicked off their season this week in a home contest with Corunna and an away game at Spring Arbor University against Concord. The girls lost a close game to Corunna 45-37. The game was close until the last three minutes when Corunna hit some big shots to seal the game. The girls played great man to man defense and held their best player to only 1 point through three and half quarters but in the end we allowed her a little space and she hit two baskets which ended up being the game. The Panther’s are a young team and Coach Daily could not have asked more from their effort. If they can continue the defensive intensity the rest of the season then the team should be in a lot of games. The ladies will need to cut down on turnovers and be more confident with the ball on offense which will happen in time through experience. Corunna was a tough opponent for them and a great first game. They play in a competitive conference with a lot of solid teams and the team was able to find out where they stand in a hurry. Katie Crockett played a great game with 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 steals but most importantly she shut down their best player. Mallari Johnson added 8 points and 6 rebounds followed by two freshmen Kayla Caudill and Jasmine Holloway with 5 points each. In the second game of the season against Concord at Spring Arbor College the ladies won their first game of the season beating Concord 50-31. The first half was all about defense as Stockbridge held Concord to only 7 points. The problem was that Stockbridge could only score 18. The team made a lot of mistakes with the ball in their hands in the first half. Miscommunication on several plays and being unsure on other plays contributed to the mistakes. Coach Daily says that “both of these areas can be fixed with practice.” The second half was just the opposite. Stockbridge scored 32 points including 21 in the final quarter but gave up 24 points. At halftime Coach Daily felt like he spent too much time pleading for some offense, but forgot to remind them to keep up the defense. Coach Daily feels that the team needs time to come together as a team. Execution and consistency take a long time to develop with such a young team such that we have and they just need to keep working hard. Brooke Boyd played a solid game scoring 11 points and 4 steals. Katie Crockett and Kayla Caudill added 8 points each. Brooklyn Baldridge came off the bench and gave us a spark with 6 points and 5 steals. Mallari Johnson chipped in 5 points and grabbed a game high 9 rebounds. The Ladies record stands at 1 - 1

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SHS Athletic Trainer Valerie Towery

5th Grade Girls Hoops Results Submitted by Coach Gradowski

The 5th grade girls basketball team finished up their season through Community Ed Saturday with a big win against Chelsea, 26-12. It was a pretty close game up until the last 5 minutes of the game and the girls came out and played aggressive. The leading scorer was Makayla Gradowski with 6 pts. Amanda Page, Alex Eibler, McKenzie Carpenter, and Sam Rattai each had 4 pts. Kaylee Barker-Cook and Kendra Crockett each added 2. Carpenter and Rattai each pulled down 11 and 10 rebounds respectively, while Crockett had 4 and Ginger Brown had 2. Autumn Aiken and Gwenyth Martin were aggressive at going after the ball to get a jump ball. The girls will start in the Red Cedar League on this Saturday playing at Owosso.

STOCKBIRDGE COMPETITIVE CHEER PREVIEW Coaches Information Name: Becky Humrich Years: 4th Year Playing experience: Cheered at Stockbridge High School Coaching experience: 9th Year coaching at Stockbridge Full-time job: Sales Rep for Sheridan Books in Ann Arbor Assistant Coach: Jennifer Wilson Last season: League place: 3rd Returning Starters: Marilyn Delorey - Senior (4 Year Varsity) Kaci Schoenberg - Senior (4 Year Varsity) Becca Spada - Senior (4 Year Varsity) Michelle Barr - Sophomore ( 2 Year Varsity) Jacqueline Fillmore - Sophomore (2 Year Varsity) Other contributors: Allie Battle - Freshman Taylor Winnie - Freshman What game for your team should we circle on the calendar? While we are looking forward to all of our competitions, the team is most looking forward to the Cheer Showcase at Stockbridge on Dec. 19th. What are three of your teams’ strengths, and why? The ladies are working very well together, they

face challenges and obstacles with a positive attitude and they are always looking to do bigger and better things. What are two things your team must improve upon? Tumbling skills and increasing difficulty of the stunts we perform. What else do you expect from your team this season? This will be the smallest competitive team that we have ever had, so we will be at a slight disadvantage with some larger teams. Our goal is to focus on our team scores and improve those from one competition to the next. What makes this team special or stand out? Even though this is the smallest team we have had, the team has the dedication and determination to do whatever it is they set their minds to. Anything else that might be helpful? This years seniors were on the first MHSAA Competitive Cheer Team that we had at Stockbridge as Freshman. Coaches Quote: “What other teams may do is out of our control, we can only control what we do and what we do must be done to the best of our ability.”

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MEDICARE PLUS BLUE OPEN ENROLLMENT IS NOW!!! Contact Jon Fillmore at Abbott & Fillmore – 851-7777 as soon as Do you have a home or business that you would like to rent. Give us a possible for an appointment so you don’t miss the deadline. try. $5.00 for the first 25 words and then only $0.10/word after that! The cheapest rates in town can help you save cash this holiday season. FARM TRACTORS, LAWN MOWERS, 4 wheelers, motorcycles, campers, motor homes, chainsaws, and all small engines. We repair all makes and models. Pick-up & delivery available. Call 517-596-3400 or 262-2821. Evening and weekend hours available. 2005 Saturn Relay Minivan, 44K Miles, Silver, Seats 7. Remote Start, remote slider, power locks & doors, DVD player. MFR warranty till Shrink Wrapping & Winterizing Two-Cycle, Four-Cycle Inboard2010. Price reduced. SAVE BIG $$ - $10,500/OBO Outboards, Jet Skis, Motor Homes, You Name it. Call 517-812-6546. Reference's available Call Jerry - 734-564-1691 Transmission repair start at $495. Check out low prices on transaxles and overdrives. 30 years experience. Free towing. RJ Construction new construction, additions, modular dealer, roofing, Phone Pierce Auto 517-623-6277 siding, concrete work, poured walls, pole barns, remodeling, licensed & insured. We’ll beat all bids! Call 517-404-8854 Buying disabled cars and trucks. 1998 and newer. Will pay up to $1000. Free Towing. CHILD CARE has opening for full-time or part-time care. 11 years Phone Pierce Auto 517-623-6277 experience, reasonable rates. Open 5am - 5:30pm. Trained staff with lots of TLC. Call 517-589-9228.


GARAGE/ESTATE SALE Moving/Estate Sale - 116 S. Sherman Street, Leslie. Dec. 13 from 9 5. Cloths, Kitchen Pans, Tupperware, Antique Dishes, and more. Indoor Sale at Llama Farm. 19975 Spears Road, Gregory. Dec 12 - 14, and Dec. 19 - 21, 10am - 6pm. Gifts, Wool, Antiques, Fun Stuff, 500+ Items.

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20% off chemical service with Amber or Laura. ***Must present this Ad @ time of service*** Purchase any tanning package and get 2 free lotion packets.

S&N Cleaning Service Residential & Commercial Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Available Senior Discounts Please Call- 1-517-623-1006


Sign Painting, Truck Lettering, Magnetic Signs, Banners, Walls, Windows, Outdoor Advertising and more. By Eugene Smith of Webberville, 30 year Signwriting Specialist. Call or email for Free Estimates. "A Business with No Signs - Is a SIGN of No Business" We are mobile, We come to you! - 517-285-4541

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES ***GEE FARMS COUPON*** GEE FARMS AND THE STOCKRBIDGE FOOTBALL PROGRAM ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING FUNDRAISER! Purchase your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree, Wreaths, cedar & mixed roping, grave blankets, cemetery vases, and Poinsettias this holiday season at Gee Farms and they will donate 20% of your purchase to Stockbridge Football. You must present this coupon to qualify.

Thank you for supporting Gee Farms and The Stockbridge Football Program.

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114 N. Center Street, Stockbridge 517-851-7785

Dec 12th 9pm - 1am—Entertainment by Rocket DJ

Scott Boyce Licensed & Insured


No Appointment Needed

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Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

7:30 - 5:00 11:30 - 8:00 7:30 - 5:00 7:30 - 5:00 7:30 - 2:00

Dec. 13th - Restaurant closed from 5pm - 9pm for a private party. Please join us after 9pm for entertainment by Hillbilly Deluxe Kitchen Hours Mon - Thurs - 6am - 9pm Fri - Sat - 6am - 11pm Sunday 7am - 8pm OPEN FOR BREAKFAST

Medina’s Mexican Cuisine Monday 11-5 Wednesday 11-7 Friday 11-5

The Sausage House Deer Processing CALL FOR TIMES - ASK FOR PAM 114 N. Center Street, Stockbridge (517) 851 - 7785

The Backstreet Steakhouse & Seafood 10% Off your entire food purchase w/coupon. Expires 12/07/08 In Home PC Repair Website Design Jody King (517) 414-1892 Email:

Advertising Special

MIDDLE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER Donate your cell phone and cell phone chargers to Stockbridge Middle School and Mr. Edwards Technology class for a fundraiser. All cell phones and chargers accepted. Thank you for your support!!

1/4 page $70 1/2 page $125 Full Page $200 Restrictions Apply - Call For Details

SHS Sprit Wrap Blankets for Sale! The Stockbridge High School and Middle School choirs are selling Spirit Wrap Blankets in time for Christmas. Each blanket is Black, Orange, White and Grey and sports the image of an awesome panther. The image is surrounded by the words “Stockbridge Panthers”. The blankets are 60” x 80” and are very warm and snugly. The price is $50 per blanket. Proceeds from the sale of the blankets will go to benefit the vocal music department at both schools. Supplies are limited. Please see your favorite Stockbridge Choir Student or contact choir director Carol Hatch for more details at 517-851-7770.

Stockbridge Middle School and Technology Teacher Brad Edwards are collecting Cell Phones and chargers for a class fundraiser. You can drop off your unwanted items at Stockbridge Middle School located at 305 W. Elizabeth Street, Stockbridge. If you have any questions about this fundraiser please contact Stockbridge Middle School at 517-851-8149 or by emailing

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I started this article with a completely different introduction. I had the piece finished and was fine tuning it into a masterpiece -well, something readable, anyway- when I came across a blog with the same theme on Yahoo!.(I didn’t read it, just for the record) As diluted as I sound, I understand there are millions of articles being written every minute. But to see an original-or what I thought was an original- idea smattered all over the front of a website page is like having ones hair pulled. Really hard. So, to my fan out there who religiously reads my column (love you, Mom!) my apologies for looking like a complete unoriginal, plagiarizing gobshite. Although, it does put a new spin on my headline… One ironclad regulation at my house is no talking about an upcoming holiday until the nearest holiday is over. I find it necessary to observe all holidays. Well, most holidays; we’ll have to talk about Valentine’s Day sometime after the New Year. (See aforementioned rule) And it works for us. We don’t get Christmassed out before Thanksgiving. Having the Christmas season to look forward to after the big Thanksgiving let-down alleviates so much of the post-turkey depression. So needless to say on November 28th, the radios in my children’s rooms were eagerly switched over to two of the ‘All Christmas All the Time’ stations. And now barely mid- December, I’m sick of so many Christmas songs I can hardly stand it. Honestly, I’m an Ebenezer Scrooge at the moment. It’s not that the songs are bad per se, but hearing the same ones over and over can really start to grate on one’s nerves, mainly mine. To name a few: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree How many times can one hear it and still have room for the pumpkin pie and caroling? Ms. Lee sings about “voices singing ‘Let’s be jolly!’”, and having a “happy holiday”, but she sure makes it difficult when it is reiterated sixteen times a day, at least! “I’m Sorry”, Brenda! Holly Jolly Christmas Oh by golly, I am so sick of that song I could choke on all the holly! And it’s such a shame. It started out as “the cute little song from ‘Rudolph’” and now I actually cringe whenever I hear it. Then we have The Christmas Song. Even the song admits “… it’s been said many times, many ways…” How many more times or ways can one say it? It’s been said a million times a million ways already! Must we say it again and again every single day? Let’s not forget the oft played tune Walking in a Winter Wonderland. Now that song is sung by so many different artists, that each singer has to put their own twist on it. Will they sing the traditional lyric, “In the meadow we can build a snowman and pretend that he is Parson Brown. He’ll say, ‘Are you married?’ We’ll say, ‘No man, but you can do the job when you’re in town!’”? Or will it be the trendy “In the meadow we can build a snowman and pretend that he’s a circus clown. We’ll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman until the other kiddies knock him down”? Not only is the song overplayed, but it is mentally exhausting trying to figure out which is the correct lyric. Because we do stick to our rule about

premature holidaying, I can’t help but be glad I’ve only been listening two weeks. I can’t imagine starting Christmas after Halloween; I’m already exhausted. And as I’ve said, it’s not that I don’t like Christmas songs, I do. I just like a lot of variety with some originality and creativity mixed in. Much in the same way I like my socks.


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PANTHER CUB PTO HOLIDAY FESTIVAL Thursday, December 11th 6:00—8:00 pm As you enter the halls of Smith Elementary School, do not be shocked to be greeted by Hppy elves who will be available with a list activities, a map to help you find the classrooms, and a small bag for children to carry their prizes.

Crafts and Games for Students

Pictures with

Annual Cake Walk


Silent Auction FOOD!

Teacher Wish Tree


Movie Room

Wanted - Crafters Date: December 11, 2008 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 Cost of Booth: $10.00 Panther Cubs PTO is having their Annual Holiday Festival on December 11th. We have had many crafters ask us if they could sell their crafts during this event. We now have booth areas available for those interested. Contact Smith Elementary School at 517-851-7735 ext. 0 for information.

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STOCKBRIDGE QUIZ BOWL RESULTS Round 2 & 3 SMAA League Results Submitted by Coach Jay Langone

VARSITY RESULTS Game 4 Hillsdale 34 Albion 8 Columbia 27 Leslie 4 Western 31 Stockbridge 9 Game 5 Columbia 18 Albion 10 Western 24 Hillsdale 17 Stockbridge 13 Leslie 3 Game 6 Columbia 17 Stockbridge 11 Western 28 Albion 7 Hillsdale 17 Leslie 2 Game 7 Hillsdale 36 Columbia 10 Stockbridge 26 Albion 15 Western 27 Leslie 13 Game 8 Leslie 15 Albion 11 Hillsdale 29 Stockbridge 17 Western 15 Columbia 9 Game 9 Columbia 33 Leslie 15 Western 25 Stockbridge 23 Hillsdale 21 Albion 11 Game 10 Columbia 18 Albion 6 Western 28 Hillsdale 21 Stockbridge 11 Leslie 5

Final Standings Varsity Western 10 Hillsdale 8 Columbia 6 Stockbridge 4 Albion 1 Leslie 1

0 2 4 6 9 9

JUNIORVARSITY RESULTS Game 4 Hillsdale 1 Albion 0 Columbia 13 Leslie 9 Western 19 Stockbridge 11 Game 5 Columbia 1 Albion 0 Western 15 Hillsdale 11 Stockbridge 20 Leslie 4 Game 6 Stockbridge 10 Columbia 1 Western 1 Albion 0 Hillsdale 28 Leslie 10 Game 7 Hillsdale 19 Columbia 9 Stockbridge 26 Albion 13 Western 28 Leslie 3 Game 8 Albion 12 Leslie 5 Stockbridge 15 Hillsdale 12 Western 17 Columbia 5 Game 9 Columbia 14 Leslie 8 Western 26 Stockbridge 21 Hillsdale 16 Albion 13 Game 10 Albion 7 Columbia 6 Hillsdale 15 Western 4 Stockbridge 9 Leslie 2

JV Western Hillsdale Stockbridge Columbia Albion Leslie

9 8 7 3 2 1

1 2 3 7 8 9

Stockbridge bowl weekly league results


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STOCKBRIDGE Sporting Events This Week December 9 - December 15 Tuesday - 12/9 Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Corunna - 7:30 JV Boys Basketball vs. Corunna - 6:00 Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Corunna - 4:30 HS Wrestling - @ East Jackson Quad - 6:00 Wednesday - 12/10 MS 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Leslie - 4:30 MS 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home - 4:30 Competitive Cheer Jamboree @ Columbia - 6:00 Thursday - 12/11 Friday - 12/12 Freshman Boys Basketball @ Jonesville - 4:30 Varsity Girls Basketball vs Hillsdale - 7:30 JV Girls Basketball vs Hillsdale - 6:00 Saturday - 12/13 HS Wrestling @ J.A.W.S. - 9:00 Monday - 12/15

DANSVILLE Sporting Events This Week December 9 - December 15 Tuesday - 12/9 Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Webberville - 7:30 JV Boys Basketball vs. Webberville - 6:00 Wednesday - 12/10 MS Volleyball vs. Carson City - 5:00 HS Wrestling @ Williamston Quad. - 6:00 Varsity Girls Basketball vs Potterville - 7:30 JV Girls Basketball vs Potterville - 6:00 Thursday - 12/11 JV Girls Basketball vs Pewamo Westphalia - 7:30 JV Boys Basketball vs Pewamo Westphalia - 6:00 Friday - 12/12 Varsity Girls Basketball vs Pewamo Westphalia - 7:30 Varsity Boys Basketball vs Pewamo Westphalia - 6:00 Saturday - 12/13 HS Wrestling @ Delton Kellogg Invitational. - 9:00 Monday - 12/15 MS Volleyball @ Fulton - 5:00

LESLIE Sporting Events This Week December 9 - December 15 Tuesday - 12/9 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Potterville - 7:30 JV Boys Basketball @ Potterville - 6:00 Freshman Boys Basketball @ Potterville - 4:30 Wednesday - 12/10 MS 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home - 4:30 MS 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Columbia - 4:30 Competitive Cheer Jamboree @ Columbia - 6:00 HS Wrestling @ Napoleon - 6:00 Thursday - 12/11 Friday - 12/12 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Lake Fenton - 7:30 JV Boys Basketball @ Lake Fenton - 6:00 Freshman Boys Basketball @ Lake Fenton - 4:30 Saturday - 12/13 HS Wrestling @ J.A.W.S. - 9:00 Competitive Cheer Jamboree @ Ovid Elsie - 11:00 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Jackson Christian - 4:30 JV Girls Basketball @ Jackson Christian - 3:00 Monday - 12/15 MS Boys Basketball @ Bellvue - 4:30 Visit for up to date sports schedules for your school.

CONTACT INFORMATION The Weekly Pride PO Box 595 Stockbridge, MI 49285 Phone - 888-318-1766 Fax - 888-318-1766


STOCKBIRDGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW Coaches Information Name: Michael Daily Years: 1st Year Playing experience: Through HS and intramurals during college Coaching experience: 17 years overall including 7th - Varsity level boys and girls. Full-time job: Stay at home dad. Assistant Coaches: Caz Rogozinski and Sarah Caskey Last season: Overall Record: 15-6 League Record: 9-1 League place: 1st JV Record: 4-16 Returning Starters: Mallori Johnson F/C 6’0” Senior – Started about half of the games last year and will be a key player this year. We will need her to contribute on both ends of the floor and also to help the younger players on the team. I will look to her to be a leader. Brooke Boyd G 5’7” Senior – Did not start last year but will be a big part of the team this year. She helps our team with her hustle and aggressive play. She will need to find ways to score for us because of our youth. I will look to her as well to be a leader. Katie Crockett G/F 5’7” Sophomore – Did not start last year but played a big part of the team last year. Although only a sophomore with one year experience Katie will have to make a presence on both ends of the floor. She is a great defender and will usually have a tough assignment. Becky Dancer C 5’9” Senior - Did not play much last year but will get some opportunities this year. Hopefully she will take advantage of the playing time she gets and make something happen. Other contributors: Brooklyn Baldridge 5’6’ Junior – A good shooter that hopefully will have some nice games for us. She played on the J.V. last year and was a key player for them. She will work to improve all season. Callie Penix-Wilson 5’3” Junior- Probably known more as a defender than a shooter but a very hard worker. She will also try to improve all season.

Emily Lewis 5’8” Sophomore- First year varsity player who will play the post for us and hopefully be a contributor on both ends of the floor. A very hard worker who will improve every game every game she plays. Sammi Knepley 5’8’ Sophomore- A versatile player that will contribute in many ways and continue to get better every game. She is very determined to be successful at what she does. Jasmine Holloway 5’5” Freshmen- A quick guard that will improve every day. Will see both point and wing positions. Kayla Caudill 5’7” Freshmen- A good shooter that will get more confident every day. Will also see time at both point and wing. Becca Powers 6’0” Freshmen- A player that can really help us in the post as she gets stronger. Does a great job of keeping the ball up high and will continually improve. What game for your team should we circle on the calendar? All of them, we need to play hard every game in order to compete. What are three of your teams’ strengths, and why? We really do not have any strengths right now. We are working hard at all aspects of the game and trying to figure out what will help us win games. What are two things your team must improve upon? Our team must continue to improve upon everything! What else do you expect from your team this season? I expect this team to compete in every game we play in. I want them to understand that if we work hard that anything is possible. I want to improve as a team and as individuals every game. What makes this team special or stand out? We do not have any superstars on this team. We will look to everyone to step up and try to make something happen. Anything else that might be helpful? We are a young and very inexperienced team that will hopefully get better every game. Coaches Quote: “Play hard, we have nothing to lose”

STOCKBIRDGE MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW Coaches Information Name: Jason Ladd Years: 5th Year Playing experience: Through HS and intramurals during college Coaching experience: 6th Season overall at Stockbridge Full-time job: Stockbridge High School Teacher - PE/Health Assistant Coach: Bill Ballagh Last season: Overall Record: 14-7 League Record: 7-3 League place: 2nd JV Record: 15-5 Frosh Record: 11-7 Returning Starters: David Rowse, SR.

Thomas Lovachis, JR. Jeff O’Brien, SO. Other contributors: CJ Lewis, SR. Trent Marcum, SR. RJ Marshall, JR. Jake Powers, JR. Brandon Powers, JR. JD Summers, JR. Top Offensive Player in League: Mitchell Gabrielle Top Defensive Player in League: David Rowse What else do you expect from your team this season? We expect to work hard and have a lot of fun. What makes this team special or stand out? This years squad is a great group of studentathletes.

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