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Volume 1, Issue 36

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Distinguished Alumnus to be Honored at LHS Leslie High School Principal Jeff Manthei announced today that Judge Arthur J. Tuttle will be posthumously honored as the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus for Leslie High School. After graduating from Leslie High School in 1888, Judge Tuttle attended the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor in Philosophy degree in 1892, followed by a Bachelor of Law degree in 1895. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan on June 1, 1895. After serving two terms as prosecuting attorney in Lansing, Judge Tuttle was a partner in the newly formed Lansing law firm of Tuttle, McArthur & Dunnebacke. In 1907 Judge Tuttle was appointed state senator from the 14th District of Michigan. In 1911, President William Taft appointed Judge Tuttle the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, followed by another appointment by President Taft in 1912 to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He served the federal judiciary for thirty-two years until his passing in 1944. Judge Tuttle played a significant role in the history of Leslie and of Michigan. He earned a reputation as a stern judge and was the judge of record for many high Stockbridge students pose at the Town Square prior to prom this past Friday.

Stockbridge Police Chief Michael King

Erika Bramlett

The Forgotten “Thank You”

Bramlett Earns Degree by Julie Glair, freelance writer

In 2005, Stockbridge knew they needed their own Police Department. They also knew that with a small town’s budget it would take a miracle to put together a quality department and all they would need within that budget. Stockbridge had the good fortune to find just the right man for the job. Chief Michael E. King is a highly qualified, retired police officer with extensive background in many fields. He eagerly accepted the position to set up and head-up the Stockbridge Police Department, and did it for thousands of dollars less than budgeted. He was able to do that because, Chief King explained, “I knew Stockbridge needed a ‘no fluff’ operation and my years of experience helped me know just what was needed to function efficiently.” With 28 years of Police work under his belt, Chief King’s background includes working for the Chelsea Police Department and 15 years at Washtenaw County Sheriff Department in Ann Arbor. He has served as a Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant, S.W.A.T. Team Member, Detective, Supervisor, Team Instructor and now Chief of Police. When (Continued on page 3)

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Erika Bramlett, a Stockbridge High 2005 graduate, recently received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and General Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Her parents are Mike and Rita Bramlett of Gregory. On May 11th, she will begin medical school in pursuits of a Medical Degree through Ross University, a US-owned university based in Dominica, West Indies. She will spend 16 months in the Caribbean before returning to the US for two and a half years of clinical training. She ultimately hopes to specialize in orthopedic surgery.

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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 Ministers Bruce Harris and Larrel Whitaker

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 Freedom Community Church PaPastor:Pastor: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where Millville United Methodist Church Christ Episcopal Church 9900 N. Meridian Road, Pleasant Lake the Spirit of the Lord, there is free1932 N. M-52 Hwy, Stockbridge Sunday Morning 9:00 (517) 851 -7853 dom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 Youth Sunday School 9:00 Leslie Public Middle School Cafeteria Pastor Robert Freysinger Phone 517-769-2333 millvillechurch@hughes.net Kimball Road, Leslie, MI www.millvillechurch.org Pastor Wes Emmerson Sunday Services: Dansville Free Methodist Church 517-676-3222 1340 Mason Street, Dansville Traditional Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship – 10am (517) 623-0365 Christian Education Classes for all Pastor Amy Thompson ages 9:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Mission 5050 E. M-36, Stockbridge SS 9:30-10:30 am Fellowship Time 10:30 a.m. (517) 851-9800 Morning Worship 10:30-11:30 Contemporary Worship Service 11:00 Sunday School 10:00 am Evening Worship 6:00 pm a.m. Morning Service 11:00 am Wednesday Prayer meeting 7:00 pm Adult Bible Study Class 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study UMYF- Meet in His Crib Dansville United Methodist Church Parson Billy R. Allen Sundays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 1317 Mason Street, Dansville Connections ( Young Adults) (517) 623-6591 Grand River Community Church Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. "Where Living Water Flows" (517) 623-6594 Wednesday - 6:30p.m. 2443 Olds Rd, Leslie Worship & Sunday School 9:15 am Pastor Bruce Crockett Pastor Don Fry Munith United Methodist Church 224 N. Main Street, Munith bruce_crockett@sbcglobal.net (517) 596-2441 (517)589-5448 Family Tabernacle Church of God 5115 Green Road, Stockbridge Worship Hour - 9:30 Sunday Worship 10:30 AM (517) 851-8327 Rev. Larry Rubingh Sunday Worship 10:30 am Gregory Community Church “A Caring Community” Wednesday Evening 7:00 pm at Plainfield United Methodist Church 17845 M-36, Gregory 126 Church Street, Gregory Howlett School Sunday School 10:00 am (734) 498-2591 126 Webb St, Gregory Sunday Worship 11:15 am Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. www.familytabernaclecog.net Pastor Jeff Howard Minister Judi Darling Rev. Heidi DeMott Shanes, Pastor gregcomchur@hotmail.com First Baptist Church S.S. Cornelius & Cyprian Catholic Church “Leading people into a growing Highest Praise Worship Center 5107 S. Clinton Street, Stockbridge 1320 Catholic Church Road, Leslie relationship with Jesus Christ” (517) 851-7758 (517) 589-8492 950 S. Clinton Road, PO Box 64, Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am Weekend Masses: Stockbridge Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Sunday 8:00 am & 10:30 am (517) 851-7075 Wednesday Family Enrichment Night Saturday Confessions 4:00-4:30 pm Sunday Worship 9:15 & 11:00 am 7:00-8:00 pm Father Mike Petroski Discovery Island Sunday 11:00 am Bishop Jeffrey Lambert Wednesday 5th Dimension Youth Southwest Church of the Nazarene Group 6:00 pm 14555 Holmes Road Heritage United Brethren Church Tuesday & Thursday Exercise Class Meets at Dansville High School PO Box 74, Gregory, MI 48137 9:00am (517) 281-8931 Church : (734) 498-2682 www.1stbcs.org pastorb@1stbcs.org Sunday School 9:00 am Pastor : (734) 395-9157 Pastor Brian Johnson Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am Sunday Services: Sunday Night HS Youth Group 7:00 Sunday School - 10:00am First Methodist Church of Waterloo Tuesday Night MS Youth Group 7:00 Morning Worship - 11:00am Territorial Road, Stockbridge Monday Night Elementary Youth Evening Service - 6:00pm (517) 851-7287 Group 3:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00pm www.hubchurch.weebly.com NETS (Teen Program) Pastor Cal Hodgson Caravan for Grades 1 - 6 Email: DansvilleHUB@yahoo.com Benson’s Buddies - Age 3 - K Pastor: Pastor Gary A. Slusher southwestnaz@charterinternet.com 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 9:00amnoon Pastor Shannon O’Leary

Mondays - Free Play Group - ages 1-4 from 10-11am Leslie First Baptist Church, 202 E. Bellevue St. Mondays - Free Line Dance Classes - Hankerd Hills Golf Course - 7:00pm Mondays - Support Group for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh in from 5:15-5:45pm at the First Baptist Church in Leslie. Meeting from 6:00-6:45pm Contact Coleen, 589-8145. Thursdays - Bingo - Leslie American Legion Post - 422 Woodworth Street - 6:00pm Tuesdays, April 28th-July 7th - Weight Loss Challenge Stockbridge Heritage Elementary Library 6:00pm Wednesday, April 29th - Leslie High School Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30pm-7:30pm Thursday, April 30th - Stockbridge Heritage Elementary Spring Art & Music Show - 6:00pm Thursday, April 30th - Stockbridge Heritage Elementary Art Music Show - 6:00pm-8:30pm

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COMMUNITY CALENDER Friday May 1st - Woodworth Elementary PTO Carnival - Fun and games for the whole family! Woodworth Elementary - 5:30pm Saturday, May 2nd - Plainfield United Methodist Church Chicken & Biscuit supper - 5:00pm. Free Will Donation - Take-outs available, Tuesday, May 5th - Leslie City Council Meeting Leslie City Hall - 7:00pm Friday May 8th - Leslie High School Blood Drive High School Gym - 6:30am-3:15pm All are invited! Saturday, May 9th - Single Mother Celebration - First Baptist Church of Stockbridge. Details to come….. Sunday, May 10th - Leslie High School Spring Choir Concert - Leslie High School Auditorium - 4:00pm Monday, May 11th - Stockbridge Panther Cubs PTO Meeting - Smith Elementary - 4:00pm Monday, May 11th - Stockbridge Board of Education www.theweeklypride.com

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St Jacob Evangelical Lutheran Church 12501 Reithmiller Rd, Grass Lake (517) 522-4187 Sunday Worship 10:15 am Pastor Scott Schwertfeger www.stjacobgrasslake.org 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

Meeting - Smith Elementary - 7:00pm Monday May 11th - Leslie Board of Education Meeting - Leslie High School Board Room - 7:00pm Tuesday, May 12th - Dansville Elementary PTO Meeting - Dansville Elementary Library - 6:30pm Wednesday, May 13th - Stockbridge High School Honors Night - 7:00pm Thursday, May 14th - Woodoworth Elementary PTO Meeting - Staff Lounge - 6:30pm Monday, May 18th - Dansville Board of Education Meeting - Dansville Elementary Library - 7:00pm Tuesday, May 19th - Woodworth Elementary 1st Grade Vocal Program “DinoStars” Leslie High School Auditorium - 6:30pm Thursday, May 21st - Dansville Middle School Spring Concert - Dansville High School Gym - 7:15pm

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Real Estate Corner With Sandy Goetz, Realtor ®

Gee Farms Nursery is located at 14928 Bunkerhill Road, Stockbridge, MI. Please call for directions (517) 769-6772 or check our website www.geefarms.com

Cities Where Home Prices Could Fall More With incomes falling and loans remaining hard to get, the best bargains are probably yet to come in some of the nation’s largest housing markets, predicts Forbes magazine. To figure out which housing markets still haven’t hit bottom, Forbes calculated the spending power, unemployment, credit availability and housing stock over the last 27 years in the country’s 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas. The projections determined how much each area’s home prices would have to change to bring that housing market into historical balance. Analysts said the employment rate is the great unknown. The more employment falls, the more likely home prices will follow. Here are the 10 cities where Forbes believes prices are likely to continue to fall the most: • Orlando • Miami • Jacksonville, Fla. • Tampa • Los Angeles • Phoenix • Las Vegas • Oakland, Calif. • San Diego • New York

Sat. May 2, 8 am – 5 pm OPEN HOUSE at Gee Farms Nursery - Come see what’s new for Spring. Lots of unusual conifers, flowering trees and shrubs, vegetable plants, seeds, geraniums, bedding plants and other flowers. Free coffee and donuts are available. Sample some of our delicious jams and dips. Free Pony Rides for kids . Sat. May 9, 1 – 4 pm Kids Garden Craft - Make a Gift for Mother’s Day. Children can create their own decorative flower pot and plant a flower to take home. Makes a great Mother’s Day Gift ! Free craft for kids 1 4 pm. Free Pony Rides from 9 am – 5 pm.

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asked, ‘why Stockbridge?’ he answered, “I really like Stockbridge. It reminds me of my hometown. My Dad was from Campton, Kentucky and I grew up in South Lyon, Michigan. I enjoy the people here.” Chief King has four children between the ages of 26 years and 5 years old. His wife of 17 years is also a Police Officer. They are both part of the Washtenaw County Mounted Police Unit. They have three horses on their small farm nearby and enjoy riding and working with them. Chief King also works out four days a week. He keeps busy going to soccer, swimming, and gymnastic meets his children are involved in and he feels it’s important to support them. Chief King hopes to be with the Stockbridge Police Department, “as long as they’ll have me” he said with a smile. “I want to continue to help our community stay strong and to prosper. I attribute the success of the Department to its officers. We have five great people that do a good job and treat the people well. I’m very pleased with each of them.” When asked what keeps him in law enforcement, King answered, “I enjoy the challenge of the job, its fun to see the cases come together – like a puzzle you finally finish.” “Of course,” he quickly added, “it’s also nice to feel the community’s acceptance when I’m on the road and people wave at me. That always feels good.” Thank you Chief King, for all you do, for all of us! If you know someone deserving of a Forgotten “Thank You”, please email me at: forgottenthankyou@yahoo.com or call The Weekly Pride toll-free at 888-318-1766.

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profile and controversial cases. The Distinguished Alumni award will be presented prior to the Leslie High School Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 28. An hors d'oeuvre buffet reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Leslie High School Commons. The Distinguished Alumni presentation will begin at 6:15 in the Leslie High School gymnasium, with the Senior Honors Convocation following at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The buffet reception is open to the general public, with reservations requested. Please contact Cindy Farley at Leslie High School, 517-589-9500, by Wednesday, May 20. April 28, 2009

Source: Forbes, Matt Woolsey (04/17/2009)/Realtor Magazine

As you can see, there are no Michigan cities on this list. That is great news. The other great news is that inventory is going down. We are not out of the woods with foreclosures. There are also signs that buyers are ready based on the increase traffic at Open Houses, phone calls, walk-ins into the office, multiple offers on one property, and interest rates are still at an all time low. Also, Fannie Mae is coming out with new financing programs. And let’s not forget that $8000 credit. If you need more information or have any questions, you can email me at sgoetz@surovell.com

EAA Chapter 55 Upcoming Events The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 55 of Mason, Michigan, is pleased to announce their schedule of events to be held at Mason Jewett Airport in 2009. Chapter 55 will host three YOUNG EAGLE AVIATION DAYS - Saturday, June 13th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; and July 11th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; and August 8th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Local pilots will be offering area youngsters ages 8 to 17 their first airplane flight FREE of charge. Young Eagles Aviation Day is part of the National EAA Young Eagles Program, created to spark aviation interest in young people. Since the program was launched in 1992, Chapter 55 pilots have flown over 2,100 youngsters from the mid-Michigan area and volunteer EAA pilots have flown over 1.5 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. The Chapter will host a Dawn Patrol PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Sunday, June 14th, 2009. The “AllU-Can Eat” pancakes will be served with eggs, sausage, juice and coffee from 7:00 am until noon. Chapter 55 will host MASON AVIATION DAY on Saturday, August 15th, 2009. (Rain Date Sunday, August 16th). The Yankee Air Force will display their historic Gull-Wing Stinson. Homebuilt, general aviation and warbird aircraft will be on display. Helicopter and airplane rides will be available (weather permitting). There will be a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. There will be a Grilled Steak Dinner (or Sandwiches) available from noon to 6:00pm. Any organization wishing to have a display table at any of our events, please contact Vickie at 517-5895051. Donations generated from Chapter events benefit the Newberry Aviation Scholarship Fund. Mason Jewett Airport is located on Eden Road at Kipp Road, Mason – south of the Ingham County Fairgrounds. Visit www.eaa55.org for information about EAA www.theweeklypride.com

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LIBRARY EVENTS Ann Patchett - 2009 Spring Author Series Author Ann Patchett will make a presentation this spring as part of our annual Author Series. Her award-winning Bel Canto has sold over a million copies in the United States and has been translated into thirty languages. Her other novels include The Patron Saint of Liars, The Magician's Assistant and Run. In 2004, she published Truth & Beauty, a memoir of her friendship with writer Lucy Grealy. Books will be available for sale and signing. Tickets are required to attend, with FREE tickets available at all CADL locations or by calling (517) 367-6355. Thursday, May 14 · 7 pm HOLT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 1784 Aurelius Road, Holt DANSVILLE Children Movers & Readers Storytime (Ages 1-3) Tuesdays, April 27 & May 5, 12 & 19 10:30 am Stories, songs, and crafts Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Thursdays, April 29 & May 7, 14 & 21 10:30 am Stories and crafts Children “Pizza & Pages” Book Discussion Group (Ages 813) Monday, May 4 6 pm Share a summary of a recently read book and enjoy a pizza dinner. Family Storytime Saturday, May 2 10:30 am Stories, singing and dancing, and crafts, with a new theme each month. This month: Ducks. Teens “Page to Screen” Discussion Group Saturday, April 25 2 pm Read the book, watch the movie. Refreshments provided. This month: Someone Like You and That Summer by Sarah Dessen Adults Computer Class: Online Library Resources Thursday, May 7 2 pm LESLIE Children Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Tuesdays, April 28 11 am Stories, songs, and crafts STOCKBRIDGE Children Preschool Storytime with Crafts (Ages 3-5) Tuesdays, April 28 & May 5 10am Especially for 3-5 year olds, but younger patrons welcome with close adult supervision. Adults Adult Book Discussion Friday, April 24 12 noon This month we’ll discuss The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. Bring your brown-bag lunch and join us. Refreshments served. Seniors’ Outreach Friday, May 1 12 noon Books will be made available for checkout at the seniors’ luncheon in the Town Hall.

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What Good is a Community Garden? Let’s begin by clarifying what a community garden is: a section of land gardened by a group of people. People are assigned a plot to work and they plant vegetables and/or flowers and maintain their assigned space. At first, a few benefits come to mind -- providing those without space for a garden at home, a place to grow some of their own food; an opportunity for people to work together to improve their community. However, after several hours of research, the list of benefits is actually long. Let me share a few of the more pertinent ones. Community gardens add beauty to the community and heighten people’s awareness and appreciation for living things. They restore oxygen to the air and help reduce air pollution. Studies show that gardening families eat healthier diets than nongardening families. It provides good exercise. Community Gardens offer opportunities to teach children where food comes from; the importance of community and stewardship; care of the environment. It can bring an inexpensive activity for kids that can bring them closer to nature, and allow them to interact with each other in a socially meaningful and physically productive way. (Now we know there’s value in that!) And, realize that community gardening teaches patience. The long, slow process of planting a garden and nurturing the plants can teach an important lesson to both children and adults in our fast-paced world. As one gardener put it: “You can’t plant a seed and expect FedEx to deliver the fruit tomorrow…gardening is one of the best lessons in delayed gratification I’ve ever seen.” With that information, you may now want to consider getting in on one of two new community gardens in our area. Both Gregory and Stockbridge are currently setting up plans and meeting to begin community gardens in their towns. If you are interested in hearing more or know this would be something you or your family would enjoy doing together, please call now as planting will begin soon. In Gregory: SW Church of the Nazarene (734) 4982682 In Stockbridge: Karen Smith (734)786-3752 Don’t wait! Do it NOW! Spring has finally Sprung!

Lulu Firestone State Finalist - 2009 Jr. Pre-Teen Pageant Needs YOUR help! Help Send her to the Finals! Last week she was honored at the town hall for winning the poster contest for the Free Concert which ended up featuring "The Missing Lynx." Next week she will be out seeking sponsors because she has been chosen to be a finalist in Michigan States American Miss Beauty Pageant. Lulu is a proud resident of Stockbridge and good student at Heritage Elementary (Mrs Larson - 3rd grade). All sponsors are mentioned at the Pageant and are given a receipt (for businesses this contribution is tax deductible). If you would like more information or would like to sponsor Lulu contact her mother, Destiny Fogle, by emailing her at lightandshadow73@yahoo.com.

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Community education soccer kicked into action this past week for the K-1 teams. Here the team’s sponsored by Hafner Antique’s and The Weekly Pride battle. The weather was very cooperative as the teams played Saturday morning.

The Smith Elementary Spring Sing and Art Show was held this past week in Stockbridge. Shown above are Kindergartners, and below 1st graders as they perform a number of musical selections. An art show took place in the cafeteria and an ice cream fundraiser was also available throughout the evening.

Stockbridge Bowl - League Standings Monday High School League As of 4/20/09 Standings Frenchy M Thurston L Lampe R Seely H Chapman DJ baker K Carnahan M Moore R Sexton B White D Whittington R Fischer C Wright Tuesday Youth League As of 4/21/09 - Roll Off Winners Standings Shae Hoffner Logan Soujanen Cassandra Chapman Kenny Minger Wednesday Youth League As of 4/22/09 - Roll Off Winners Standings Hunter Sutton Amanda Lowe Joshue Farrar Autumn Aiken Wednesday Night Men's As of 4/22/09 - Final Standings Standings H-Construction Da Gazebo Da Stooges The Powercaps

Wins 46 45 42 41 37 35 28 24 22 16 12 9 7

Individual Highs MAHG - M Thurston FAHG - H Chapman

Scores 194 181

MAHG - E. Dunham FAHS - H Chapman

504 466

MHHG - M Thurstson FHHG - L Lampe

228 234

MHHS - K Carnahan FHHS - H Chapman

619 616

Wins Gold Silver Bronze S.A.

Individual Highs MAHG - Conner Long FAHN - Madison Aiken MHHG - Shae Hoffner FHHG - Cassandra Chapman

Scores 106 49 198 182

Wins Gold Silver Bronze S.A.

Individual Highs MAHG - Michael Kaltner FAHN - Amanda Lowe MHHG - Michael Kaltner FHHG - Amanda Lowe

Scores 173 150 253 250

Individual Highs MAHG - Mike Klimkiewicz MAHS - Mike Klimkiewicz MHHG - Josh Bell MHHS - Mike Klimkiewicz

Scores 238 653 261 686

Wins 27 22 21 10

MAHG - Male Actual High Game FAHG - Female Actual High Game MAHS - Male Actual High Series FAHS - Female Actual High Series

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MHHG - Male Handicap High Game FHHG - Female Handicap High Game MHHS - Male Handicap High Series FHHS - Female Handicap High Series

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Leslie Community Schools Second Semester Honor Roll Leslie Middle School Honor Roll Second Trimester - 2008-2009 *Denotes All A's 5th grade Nicole Anderson Kyle Barden Dillon Bell *Josiah Bigg Tyler Blanchard Morgan Bogart Virginia Brooks *Brendon Brown *Kristen Carroll Victoria Centeno *Braiden Chappell Lisa Charles *Brittany Chmiel *Haley Dack *Kyle Danko Kiersten Davis Troy Davis Chloe DeBruler Courtney DeKett Christian Doherty Valerie Eaton Kaylee Fedewa *Jacob Fifield Steven Harkness Justin Harrington Seth Harrington Jacob Hicks Kylee Isham *Kylie James Autumn Kassab Joseph Lasky *Zachary Latter *Hunter Lewis Tamara Lovegrove *Katherine Maiville David Mays III Kendra Monroe Emily Mooney *Annjel Moore *Carey Nichols *Jordan Pearsall Dakota Pier Allen Pranshka Leighann Rice Danielle Roback Grant Schuen Lucille Sears Presley Seavolt Sierra Simmons *Emily Smart *Krista Spear Emma Steckelberg *Aubry Thiede Melissa Thornton 6th grade Evan Allard *Claudia Arnett Kaitlin Arnett Shelby Blackford *Abigail Bowers *Evan Bunker Josie Burlison *Rachel Bushey Meghan Butski Sara Campbell Jamie Carlson Katelyn Carroll *Savannah Coltrain Brooke Corts *Shane Corts Collin Curtis Annie Davis Stacey-Alex Disbrow Alaina Dishman *Alyssa Droscha Joseph Durfee *Hailey Fajnor *Hannah Fajnor *Hunter Fedewa Zoe Feighner Lauren Foltz Sydney Foreman *Darby Fracassa Gregory Gilliland, Jr. Seth Halsted Emily Hanson *Brendan Hook April 28, 2009

Kayla Kent Braydon Kinney Kayla Kint Brook Latoski *Cera Locke *Rachelle Locke *Micah Manthei Meghan Martin *Ashley Medcoff *Owen Mills *Conner Morrell *Matthew Moulton Darian Newman *Taylor Ostrander Zachery Owen Aneishka Padilla *Jacey Place Levi Prater *Sarah Prieskorn Myranda Pugh Shayna Rakieten Caitlin Rathbun John Rivera II *Jacob Shuster Theron Singles Kylie Smith Sheyanne Smith Nicholas Teremi *Kaleb Weinstein Eli Westers *Daniel Wheeler Madison Willsey Kelsea Wulff *David Ziegler-Crowl th

7 Grade *Joshua Babin *Emily Bean Nicole Bliven Macayla Bogart Tyriek Bugbee Faith Craft *Jessica Croel Tyler Dack Lindsey Denison *Lauren Doane Luke Dunsmore Austin Fajnor *Virginia Gilton *Mackenzie Glassford Kayla Gorman Kristi Grieb Courtney Guthrie Steffanie Hampton Britany Hanes *Kandra Harper *Karen Haught Joshua Hayes Kyle Howland Kody Jessup *Justin Keller *Austin Latter Mikayla Matthews Thomas McHugh Haleigh Moore Harley Moore *Katherine Navarro Rebecca Orrin Kelsey Phelan Guy Procopio II Lucas Rakieten Caleb Rice Alexis Sanford-Wilson Austin Seavolt Sierra Smith Emerly Starnes *Branden Stetler *Zehlin Storr Matthew Subject *Casey Swan *Carla Thomas Stephen Tremaine Aaron Wilton Alyssa Zalewski 8th Grade *Trevor Alleman McKayla Arnett Paige Babin Aaron Beson Haley Blake Brianna Bradley Jessie Burch

Lorene Butski Chanler Carmer Robert Chesney III Kristen Cox Cody Davis Gregg Davis Michael Dolbee Shannon Duffey *Savannah Duncan Kaleb Dunn *Marcus Fields *Randall Fields *Bruce Hall, Jr. Olivia Hanson Abby Herman Jacob Howard Victoria Kinney Chelsey LaRock *Kelsi Martin Kayley Monroe Harvey Morrell Samantha Olney Shannon Przygocki Skyleigh Rathbun Connor Rosier Zachary Schiller Huei Sears Katie Steadman Sarah Subject Nathaniel Swab Jay Tropf *Kara Weinstein Jessica Zeitz

Jacob Gould *Hannah Harrington Keri Heath Ariel Hector Steven Howe *Garrett Kanik *Emily Kennedy Amanda Knauff *Olexiy Kryvych Jeremy Kunze Shelby Locke *Victoria Malkowski Megan Martin *Caitlin McVay Taylor Oliver *Abigail Orrick Mary Pulliam Dakota Riehl Kelsey Ries Currin Robinson-Lowry *Mariah Rudd Kruiz Short *Kayla Smith *Victoria Stetler Audrey Stoner Sydney Tremaine Chase Tropf Taylor Ward Kaitlyn Weinstein *Samantha Welhusen Marlee Wetzel *Katherine Wilson *Kaitlyn Wixson

Leslie High School Honor Roll Second Trimester 2008-2009 9th Grade Andrew Arras Alsatia Blaisdell-Lohr Christopher Brown Kyle Bryson *Emma Bunker *Richard Bushey Leah Carey Lewis Carlson Kelsey Carroll *Jacob Chaban Raquel Ciucci *Christopher Coppernoll Jason Cox Gregory Culver Justin Dunlap Madison Every *Faith Harrington *Erica Howland *Danielle Isham Brooke James *Nicholas Jansen Jamie Klinger Kraig Lindsey Jordan Lorencen (Garman) Carolyn Manning Collin Martin *Kayla Martin Kenisaw Millikin Matthew Moore Rachelle Motes *Taylor Murphy *Jenna Piper *Brooke Prieskorn Micaela Procopio Courtney Ramsay Austin Rhoades Ashleigh Rickman Ryan Sibson Amanda Smith Brendon Smith *Rachel Sonnenberg *Joshua Steckelberg *Audrey Tremaine Vanessa Vogt Hailey Willett Jacob Wilton Kayla Wulff

11th Grade Schalla Benedict *Hannah Beson *Kelsey Blake *Jeremiah Cameron *Ethan Couling Rachel Cruth *Linzee Evans Crysta Harper Rachele Hayes James Herman Essa Knoblauch *Allison Littlefield Kassey McClymont Judith Mercado Ashley Passick Tyler Powers *Lee Rumler *Miranda Sherrell Austin Sinderman Lindsay Stanfield Ashley Steers Elaney Toy Laura Turcotte Jason Willsey Kate Wiltse Mariah Wright

10th Grade *Autumn Barratt Alexandra Bennett Ashley Blanchard *Sarah Charles Victoria Cowan Meaghan Farley www.theweeklypride.com

12th Grade Rachael Alcenius Holly Alleman Samantha Allen Wayne Ambs *Monique Baer Thomas Barratt Abbey Benn *Ashley Besey Lindsey Bigg Emily Brink Hannah Budd *Audreya Cavender *Nicole Chesney Jaimee Clark Eric Conklin *Brandon Coppernoll Kelsie Cox *Tyler Cox Austin Davis Daniel Davison Brittney Fancher Erika Fedewa Joseph Harkness Ethan Hartnett Eric Heath Saylor Henney *Bradley Hoedeman Victoria Howe Nathaniel Jansen Amy Kevorkian

Brent Kruscke Lacey Leonard Matthew Lindstrom *Daniel Lynch Cody Manthei *Courtney Matz Andrew McEachin Amanda McLain Chad Miner Chelsae Oxbrough Trent Page Ashley Perrin Michael Porter Raelynn Ries Anna Rudd Kaitlyn Ruthig Kristen Seburg Kaden Stern Samantha Stiles Ashley Stone Austin Streeter Justin Swab Cree Swanchara Devyn Twombley Katelyn VanAndel Kayla VanOrder Jenna Waite Taylor Wardowski Kaitlyn Waskiewicz John Wheeler Danielle Winslow Leslie High School Second Trimester 2008-2009 Improved Honor Roll Students whose trimester GPA improved at least .5 on a 4.0 scale from the previous trimester 9th Grade Samantha Bunting Kraig Hunter Ashleigh Rickman 10th Grade Eric Bean Melinda Combs Mark Davis Cheryl Hatfield Bryan Hicks Ryan King Alexandria Resor Dillion Swafford Shane Wheeler Ryan Wright 11th Grade Kim Back Kylee Carter Ciara Ducsay Travis Duff Mathew Elston Nicole Hainstock Lee Lamkin Coy Magee Jordin Preston Benjamin Rickman Elliott Silveus Melinda Smith 12th Grade Travis Crowe Flint Dunsmore Deanne Fast Zachary Harmon Randy Hatfield Daniel Klaver John Lohrke Michael Wendt 888-318-1766


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LMS Track Teams Run to Victory The Leslie Middle School 7th and 8th grade track teams had two meets this week and performed admirably in both! The Boys’ and Girls’ teams both took 1st place in Wednesday’s triangular track meet at Stockbridge against Stockbridge and Albion. Best LMS performances came from the following athletes: Nate Swab (1st in the shot put), Mike Dolbee (1st in the high jump), Kevin Gorman and Justin Keller (1st and 2nd in the two mile), Zane Hampton (2nd in the 55 hurdles), Kaleb Dunn (2nd in the 800), Chanler Carmer (1st in the 70 meter), and Jacob Still (1st in the 200 hurdles). Also the 800 relay, 1600 relay, and 3200 relay teams all were 1st place winners for the boys! On the Girls’ end at Stockbridge, top LMS performances went to the following runners: Skyleigh Rathbun and Alyssa Hardin (1st and 2nd in the high jump), Jessica Zeitz (2nd in the shot put), Sarah Subject and Steffanie Hampton (1st and 2nd in the two mile), Kali Fagerholm (1st in the 55 hurdles), Nickole Wixson and Tori Kinney (1st and 2nd in the one mile), Deanna Madewell and Kali Fagerholm (1st and 2nd in the 200 hurdles), Tori Kinney (1st in the 70), and Kendra Weeks (2nd in the 200). Also, the 1600 relay team finished first! The following day, Thursday, the Leslie MS Boys’ track team finished only three points away from a 3rd place team trophy at the Webberville Relays while the Girls’ team was 5th out of eight schools. Top performers included: Nate Swab and Aaron Kanik (1st in the shot put), and the boys’ 800 relay team consisting of Dolbee, Leonard, Chesney, and Carmer (2nd place). For the girls’ team, Sarah Subject won the two mile race, and the team consisting of Hampton, Olney, Kinney, and Subject won the 1600 relay! The 3200 relay team made up of Swift, Olney, Kinney, and Subject finished in 2nd place. “We had a number of our runners out of the line-up this week due to injuries, and back-to-back meets are always hard on the kids,” Coach Jim Hanson said. “Allin-all, we had some nice surprises, however, this week. A lot of our runners are starting to improve now after a month of practices.”

SMAA Tri Meet Track at Stockbridge Student Writer - Alex Noffsinger

Last Wednesday the 22nd, a SMAA Tri Meet was held at Stockbridge between Stockbridge, Leslie, and Albion. The three track teams went against each other in both the track and field events. The last one standing I’ll tell you was not Albion, but one of the other two powerhouses at running sports. Albion dominated boys shot-put, while the 3200M didn’t go well for Stockbridge as Leslie took the top three spots. In other events, Marcus Prigge from Stockbridge won the 55M hurdles and Stockbridge also won the 800Mrelay. IN the 1600M, Stockbridge took the top two spots with Kelsey Crockett winning. Connor Knepley won the 800M. In an amazing, but short 100M, the girls’ finished in the three races like this, Albion, Stockbridge, and Stockbridge. While in the boys 100M, Leslie took all three. Another major race was the 700Mdash. The quickest runners from the teams usually run this. Albion placed first in this event. Other notable events included Michael Samhat’s fourth place finish in long jump. With all three schools playing so hard that day, it was a close finish as to who would get first place. That recognition went to Leslie for their outstanding effort. Maybe it was just another “Rocky” story where the underdog won by coming close.

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Submitted by Coach Trapp The Stockbridge Ladies track team opened their conference season with a cold and rainy day at the SMAA Conference jamboree meet at Albion The ladies finished in 3rd place finish behind Albion and Western with a total of nine teams at meet. Christina Watson earned a 1st place finish in the pole vault with a jump of 9’0”. Samantha Knepley ran a 17.6 seconds in the 100 meter hurdle race for a second place finish. Stephaine Schneider threw 56 feet 11 inches in the discus and Mimi Jones threw a personal record 26 feet zero inches in the shot put. The 4 x 800 meter relay team finished in second place with a time of 10 minutes and 58 seconds (10:58). This team consisted of Jasmine Holloway, Genna Hoard, Whitney Williams, and Zoey Hohmann. The 4 x 200 meter relay team finished in second place with at time of 1 minute and 53 seconds (1:53.5) consisting of Sami Knepley, Christina Watson, Whitney Williams, and Zoey Hohmann. The 4 x 100 meter relay team finished in second place with a time of 55.31 seconds. This team consisted of Sami Knepley, Christina Watson, Whitney Williams, and Storm Boyer. The ladies completed the day with yet another second place finish in the 4 x 400 meter relay team consisting of Jasmine Holloway, Christina Watson, Whitney Williams and Zoey Hohmann. They ran a time of 4 minutes and 23 seconds. (4:23) The Ladies Track Team will compete in their only home meet of the season next Friday May 1st at the 29th annual Stockbridge Invitational.

Staff Reporter The Stockbridge Varsity softball team traveled to Ann Arbor last week to play Greenhills, and returned home with a pair of victories. In game one action the Panthers jumped out to a one nothing lead with a run in the top of the first as Emily Lewis scored. Greenhills tied it up in the third, but the Panthers responded with two more runs in the sixth as seniors Chrystal Maschke and Jade Gibson had run scoring hits. Ann Arbor scored one in the bottom of the inning to make the score 3-2. Cassie Lance scored in the top of the seventh with what turned out to be the winning run. In the bottom of the seventh Greenhills scored one and had a runner at third with no outs, but Megan Okorowski struck out the next two hitters and then retired the last batter on a ground out to Lewis at third. In game two action Okorowski pitched well again as the Lady Panthers won 7-2. Stockbridge scored six runs in the third inning aided by four walks and a hit batter. Okorowski finished the night with 19 strikeouts and only one walk. The pair of victories raise the Panther's record to 5-5 on the season. This already surpasses their win total of last season. Coach Hejnal said, "We are improving each and every day. We still aren't making every play, but we are finding a way to win close games." This is in regards to the Panthers winning four in a row and two of those victories were by a single run. Varsity Baseball

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6th Grade Girls Play With Great Effort The sixth grade girls' soccer team played a tough game against Perry on Saturday. In the end though, the Lady Panthers lost 0-2. Jordan Brockway was the goalie the first half, with 15 stops. Shelby Hastings was the goalie the second half, with 16 blocks. Both goalies had strong defensive players helping them out: Nicole Douglas, Kathy Shevrovich, Jena Smith, Audrey Twining, Madelyn Armstrong, and Karly Kruger. The offense had 15 attempts at scoring, but the Perry goalies shut them all down. The offense players included: Brockway, Hastings, Shevrovich, Christa Maddick, Bella Martin, Danny Sidebottom, Chloe Hypes, and Alyssa Woods. Their next game is Saturday, May 2 at 10:15 at Varsity Soccer

Lady Panther’s Drop Pair Submitted by Coach Nichols

The Stockbridge Varsity Soccer team lost to Hillsdale 6-2 last week. Stockbridge trailed 2-0 at half when Hillsdale tacked on two more goals making 40. Stockbridge fought back hard scoring two goals in 4 minutes when Hillsdale returned the favor by adding two of their own. Becca Powers had 11 saves while Brooklyn Baldridge and Danielle Hart had a goal and an assist each. The Lady Panthers lost to Western on Wednesday 04. The team was lead by freshman goal tender Becca Powers with 14 saves. The Varsity team fought and battled hard but were overpowered by the technical skill of the Western Panthers. The team showed improvement from previous matches and have a great opportunity to start winning games.

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Game 1 Ann Arbor Greenhills 3 Stockbridge 2 Despite an great pitching outing by Ross Hall Greenhills was able to out score the Panthers by one run. Stockbridge hitters were, Dustin Noll 2-4, David Rowse 2-4 and 2 stolen bases 1 RBI, Colby Parks 1-3 Dbl 1 RBI, Kyle Kramer 1-3 and Joey Rizzolo 1-2. Hall had 8 strike outs 1 walk and gave up only 4 hits. Game 2 Ann Arbor Greenhills 5 Stockbridge 4 Again a great outing for Cole Able on the mound getting 6 strike outs while giving up only 4 hits and 1 walk but the Panthers came up short on their come back. Out hitting Greenhills 9 to 7. Hitters for Stockbridge were David Rowse 3-4 one Dbl one stolen bases, Colby Parks 2-4 Dbl 2 RBI's, Ross Hall 1-3 1 RBI Cole Able 1-3 Dbl 1 RBI, Justin Frey 1-2, and Ryan Thifault 1-1

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SHORT HANDED PANTHERS FINISH 11TH AT CORUNNA The boys varsity track team competed in the Corunna Track Relays on Friday April 18th against ten other schools including some talented Flint area athletes. Although the team finished in the 11th spot, the shot put team consisting of Tim Good, Matt Barr and Roberto Moyeda received medals for their 6th place efforts. Also receiving medals were the 6th place 2 man pole vaulting team of Scott Watson and Dan Parks. All the field events consisted of 3 man teams and all the running events had 4 man teams. Even though it was all team events, Tyler Geraustein set his personal best time with 4:58 in the mile and 1st year high jumper Ian Bumpus set his personal best with a 5’ 8” jump. The team was short 5 key runners and look to improve themselves as the season progresses.

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Eddy Discovery Center Hosts Annual Spring Festival May 16

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The Eddy Discovery Center at Waterloo State Recreation Area near Chelsea will host its annual Spring Festival on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's theme is "Where the Wild Things Live." Activities are planned throughout the day. The schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. Busy Bees With Bob Benedict. Experienced beekeeper Bob Benedict will talk about the beehive at the center and what activities currently are taking place in it. 10:30 a.m. Wildlife Photography. Photographer Michelle Massey will display her photos of songbirds, birds of prey and other nature scenes. 10:30 a.m. Kids Photo Contest. Children are encouraged to enter a photo they took at Waterloo or another nature area. The winner will be announced at 3 p.m. 10:30 a.m. Geology Walk. Geologist and Discover Center staff member Jean McKim will lead a walk to acquaint visitors with kettle lakes, fossils and other sedimentary rocks. A few geologic topics will be discussed as participants stroll along the center's Rock Walkway. The Geology Walk will be offered again at 12:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. Live Animal Presentation: Birds & Mammals. A naturalist from the Howell Nature Center will be on hand to give visitors an up-close view of Michigan wildlife. 12:30 p.m. Celebrate Michigan Week. The Discovery Center staff has special activities planned to help visitors celebrate Michigan Week. 1 p.m. Michigan Mammals. Visitors can view mounts and touch study skins of common Michigan mammals. 1:30 p.m. Spring Birding. Join the Discovery Center staff for a program on birdwatching. 2 p.m. Petoskey Stone Polishing. Geologist Jean McKim will share the history of Michigan's state stone and give children an opportunity to polish their own stone. 2 p.m. Pioneer Prairies. DNR Stewardship Field Staffer Laurel Malvitz-Draper will give a presentation on the significance of endangered prairie habitats. Find out what the DNR is doing with the help of volunteers to restore state park habitats in southern Michigan. There will be a presentation in the center's auditorium, and then a walk to Waterloo's established prairie demo area. 2:30 p.m. Bloomin' Bog Hike. On this one and one-half mile walk, Naturalist Kathy Claflin will introduce you to several wetland habitats and conclude with a look at the Cedar Lake Bog. There will be opportunities to see carnivorous plants. 3 p.m. Wildflower Walk. Participants can enjoy the spring blooms on a short walk along the Lowland Trail to take a closer look at spring wildflowers in bloom, learn about the natural history and folklore about each species. All programs at the Eddy Discovery Center are free. The visitor center is located at the Waterloo State Recreation Area at 17030 Bush Rd. in Chelsea, between Pierce and McClure roads off of Exit 157 on I-94. For more information about this event, accessibility, or persons needing accommodations to attend this event, contact the visitor center at (734) 475-3170 (TTY/TDD 711 Michigan Relay Center for the hearing impaired), or go to www.michigan.gov/waterloo. Camping reservations can be made online at www.midnrreservations.com, or by calling 800-44PARKS (800-447-2757). All motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the park entrance. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8. Join the DNR in celebrating the 90th anniversary of Michigan State Parks this year. Activities are planned throughout the year. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/dnr. The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations. Permit, available for purchase at the park entrance. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8. Join the DNR in celebrating the 90th anniversary of Michigan State Parks this year. Activities are planned throughout the year. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/dnr. Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Outdoors

Preserve Washtenaw, the collaborative organization of public and non-profit land protection organizations serving Washtenaw County, has launched a new web site to assist landowners in assessing their land protection options. The site, www.preservewashtenaw.org, was developed by the City of Ann Arbor, is hosted by Washtenaw County government, and maintained by the member organizations. In addition to links to the 11 members of Preserve Washtenaw, the website provides a decision tree to help land owners determine the best organization to call first. “Each program has slightly different priorities or legal restrictions,” said Woody Kellum, Raisin Valley Land Trust representative to Preserve Washtenaw. “We know that can be confusing to people, and we hope this site can help reduce some of the confusion.” Formed in 2006, Preserve Washtenaw is an informal organization that allows its members to share information, avoid duplication and improve the quality of land protection in the county. Its members are Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission – Natural Areas Preservation Program, Washtenaw County Strategic Planning, Legacy Land Conservancy, Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, Raisin Valley Land Trust, City of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Augusta Township, Pittsfield Township, Scio Township, and Webster Township. In each of the three years since its formation, participating organizations have protected over 1000 acres, much of it through partnerships.

Woodworth Elementary School Spring Mileage Club is “off and running” again this spring! Woodworth students added another 1,860 miles last week bringing their spring totals to 3,864 miles in just two weeks (almost 4,000 miles)!!! According to program director Jim Hanson, Woodworth children voluntarily walk or run laps around the Woodworth Elementary School “track” during recess time. They can do as many or as few laps as they wish. Each time a student completes a lap, his or her mileage club card is punched. When each card is finished (20 punches/4 miles), the lucky (and healthy) student is awarded a prize. “It’s (the Mileage Club) a really big deal here at Woodworth,” Hanson said. “Last spring we finished over 10,000 miles with our “school record” at over 14,000 miles completed a couple of years ago. The kids love it, and it’s a very healthy way to spend recess!” Four Woodworth classrooms turned in extra tremendous performances last week: Mrs. Procopio’s 2nd graders accumulated 136 miles!!! Ms. Kirby’s kindergarteners walked 140 miles (to set a new Kindergarten “World Record”)! Mrs. Gillespie’s 3rd grade class topped the charts with 144 miles to finish in the runners-up spot. And, earning the Golden Shoe Award for the second straight week with the most miles in the entire school, Ms. Cargill’s 4th graders with 156 miles!!!!! According to Hanson, there are now 30 Woodworth children who have already finished at least 5cards (20 miles) and earned their coveted MILEAGE CLUB WATER BOTTLES in the first two weeks of the seven week program!!!

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The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors provided a ribbon cutting on April 21, 2009 for the Mason Flea Market located on Lansing Street, right behind the Columbia Street Mall at 352 W. Columbia Street in Mason. Pictured assisting Arwyn Carr Jr. are Jeff Youse, Chris Iott, Robin King-Fuller, Arwyn Carr Sr., Tom Botsford, Kerry Ferguson, Karla Spoor, and Bonnie Root. The Mason Flea Market will be holding a public grand opening celebration the weekend of the 2009 Spring Fling in Mason. On May 1, 2 and 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Market invites patrons to stop by and browse. Food and beverages will be available. Inside and outside dealer space is available at $15.00 per day, $35.00 for a three-day weekend, or $90.00 per month. Call Arwyn Carr for more details at (517) 244-1007. MACC Courtesy Photo. www.theweeklypride.com

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Jazzy Jen's School of Dance Presents 1st Anuual Recital " One Step at a Time" May 23rd at 6:00 pm Chelsea High School Auditorium Chelsea, Michigan Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door

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NEWBERRY AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 55 of Mason has awarded three Newberry Aviation Scholarships to students attending Eastern Michigan University. Jadranka Komnenic, a student in the pilot program, will receive $1500. Cheryl Wenziner, a student in the aviation management program will receive $1000. Alexander Roberts, also in the pilot program, will receive $500. The students were chosen based on a combination of academic achievement and defined goals for the future. EAA Chapter 55 has a long standing commitment to support educational opportunities for students seeking aviation careers. The Chapter raises funds to support their scholarship program by hosting a pancake breakfast in June and Mason Aviation Day in August.

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Corinda Hackworth chackworth@yahoo.com Listening to the car radio earlier this week, I came across the song “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker. Thankfully, I only caught the last few bars of the song. The radio was on scan and when Bryan reached over and stopped it to listen, I turned to him in shock. “You’ve got to be kidding me!” I exclaimed. Bryan sang along and when the last two words came on, Joe’s heartfelt bewail with his voice cracking on the words, “to me” nearly had me climbing the car walls. “Ugh!” I grunted with as much enthusiasm as Joe. “That is one of THE worse songs ever!” Bryan looked insulted. “It’s a good song,” he defended. I looked at him and laughed. “No, it’s not. And, God forbid, if some shmoe ever sang that to me, he’d get a smack for cheese factor!” This quickly led to a heated debate about songs that men thought were sincere and tender while women the world over would cringe. So not only did we include the aforementioned song, but “Beth” by KISS came to mind.

Now, friends, we all know how much I adore Gene Simmons and how much respect I have for KISS. But “Beth”? Really? For whatever reason, most men I’ve asked find this song very emotional and tug on the heart strings. Maybe because Peter Criss sings about being with the boys all night and every man can relate to, or wants to relate to, being “out with the boys”. Another song that came to mind is “The Lady in Red” by Chris de Burgh. Again, a song that Bryan finds lovely and romantic and I cannot stand. Now, I’d like to interject that I am not a complete heartless person; just the opposite in fact. It’s just that I have differing opinions (key word) of what is romantic and what is not, especially when I’m discussing this with a man. Case in point: long ago, an old friend of mine, whom is several years older, was taking his girlfriend at the time, appropriately called Angel, to the prom. Apparently, Angel was sporting a red dress to the formal. And being the romantic at heart and it being prom and all, my friend had cooked up a very special surprise for her (I’ll not use his name to prevent further humiliation.) Much planning and preparation went into this surprise and after escorting Angel from her front door to the car, he oh-so-suavely put the key into the ignition, turned the car on and as the engine turned over the tape player (I said this was a long time ago) clicked on and guess what song magically began playing? Yup. “The Lady in Red”. My poor friend thought he had Angel’s heart in his

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hand at this gesture. But to his horror, his romantic plan halted at the red light. Angel groaned aloud.”Ah! What a horrible song!” she exclaimed with much feeling. “I HATE this song!” Horrified and needing to think fast, my friend sacrificed his romantic concept for lies. “Oh, I know,” he agreed, quickly turning off the radio in embarrassment. “What a dumb song!” I swear this is a true story. And as many times as I’ve relayed this story over throughout the years, every man who hears it thinks it is indeed a genuine and passionate song. But the women who hear it think it is incredibly cheesy and way overrated. And think of a certain commercial for cereal. Which makes me wonder: is this part of what is wrong with society? Men, very obviously, have a different philosophy about what is romantic and what is not. Most men think that women want to be complimented and have her ego stroked, no matter how clichéd. And while women do want to be wooed and romanced, banal is definitely not the way to go. Do I have any advice for men looking to romance his leading lady? Unfortunately, no. I’m just as fickle as the next woman. We’re not sure exactly what we do want, but we are sure we do know what we don’t want. There is a quote that says, “You don’t love someone for their looks or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they can sing a song only you can hear.” Maybe that’s a song that men should sing!

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SUDOKU PUZZLES 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. Last weeks solutions at right.

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The following is an editorial written by State Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). If you have questions about this commentary, please contact Rep. Byrum's office by calling (517) 373-0587. As consumers, when we go to the store, we expect the things we buy to be safe. But with more and more of our products coming from foreign countries with lax consumer protection laws, such as China, we can no longer afford to make that assumption. We have seen a record number of recalls over the past few years including products such as poisoned dog food and contaminated toothpaste. Just recently we heard in the news about sulfur-emitting drywall that is charring electrical wires, eating away at jewelry, silverware and other valuables and causing families to become sick. Even more alarming is the steady recall of millions of popular toys due to chemicals in them that cause serious harm to our children. One has to wonder: How many undiscovered dangers remain on the shelves? This problem will not fix itself – we must take action. That is why the Michigan House of Representatives introduced a comprehensive plan that will help Michigan parents protect their children. When parents buy a toy for their child, they have a April 28, 2009

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Garage Sale Season is Here! Advertise with us! Your Garage Sale Classified is only $5.00/week for up to 50 words! Call 888-318-1766 or email advertising@theweeklypride.com. Sporting Events This Week - April 28, 2009 - May 5, 2009 STOCKBRIDGE Tuesday - 4/28 Boys Var Baseball @ Albion - 4:00pm Boys JV Baseball vs. Albion - 4:00pm Girls Var Softball @ Albion - 4:00pm Girls JV Softball vs. Albion - 6:00pm Wednesday - 4/29 Boys Golf @ Parma Western - 3:30pm Girls JV Soccer vs. Albion - 4:00pm MS Track - Tri Meet vs. Columbia Central/Morrice - 4:30pm Girls Var Soccer vs. Albion - 5:30pm Thursday - 4/30 Boys Var Baseball vs. Charlotte - 4:00pm Girls Var Softball vs. Webberville - 4:00pm Boys JV Baseball @ Charlotte - 4:00pm Girls JV Softball @ Webberville - 6:00pm Friday - 5/1 Boys Golf @ Western Invitational - 9:00am HS Track - Stockbridge Invitational - 3:00pm Boys Var Baseball @ Parma Western - 4:00pm Girls Var Softball @ Parma Western - 4:00pm Saturday - 5/2 Girls Var Soccer @ Onsted Invitational - 8:30am Boys Var Baseball vs. Grass Lake - 10:00am Girls Var Softball vs. Grass Lake - 10:00am Boys JV Baseball @ Grass Lake - 10:00am Girls JV Softball @ Grass Lake - 10:00am Monday - 5/4 Boys Golf @ Lansing Christian - 3:30pm Girls JV Soccer vs. Fowlerville - 4:00pm Girls Var Soccer vs. Fowlerville - 5:30pm Tuesday - 5/5 Boys Golf @ Onsted Invitational - 9:30am HS Track Jamboree @ Columbia Central - 3:30pm Boys JV Baseball vs. Webberville - 4:00pm Girls Var Softball @ Webberville - 4:00pm Boys Var Baseball @ Webberville - 4:00pm Girls JV Softball vs. Webberville - 6:00pm

April 28, 2009

DANSVILLE Tuesday - 4/28 MS Track vs. Fulton/Fowler - 4:30pm Wednesday - 4/29 HS Track @ Saranac - 4:30pm Girls Var Soccer vs. Laingsburg - 5:30pm Thursday - 4/30 Girls Var Softball vs. Portland St. Pats - 4:00pm Boys Var Baseball vs. Portland St. Pats - 4:00pm Girls JV Softball @ Portland St. Pats - 4:30pm Boys JV Baseball @ Pewamo Westphalia - 4:30pm Girls Var Soccer vs. Jackson Christian - 5:30pm Friday - 5/1 HS Track @ Stockbridge Invitational - 3:00pm Saturday - 5/2 No Events Monday - 5/4 Girls Var Softball @ Saranac - 4:00pm Boys Var Baseball @ Saranac - 4:00pm Girls JV Soccer @ Hillsdale - 4:00pm MS Track vs. Potterville/Carson City - 4:30pm Girls JV Softball vs. Saranac - 4:30pm Boys JV Baseball vs. Saranac - 4:30pm Girls Var Soccer @ Hillsdale - 5:30pm Tuesday - 5/5 Girls JV Soccer vs. Morrice - 5:30pm

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LESLIE Tuesday - 4/28 Boys Golf @ Jackson Christian - 3:00pm Boys Var Baseball vs. Hillsdale - 4:00pm Girls Var Softball vs. Hillsdale - 4:00pm Boys JV Baseball @ Hillsdale - 4:00pm Girls JV Softball @ Hillsdale - 4:00pm Wednesday - 4/29 Boys Golf SMAA Jamboree @ Western - 3:30pm MS Track - SMAA Meet vs. Hillsdale/Webberville - 4:00pm Girls Var Tennis @ Albion - 4:00pm Girls JV Soccer @ Parma Western - 5:00pm Thursday - 4/30 Girls Var Tennis @ Onsted - 4:00pm Girls Var Softball @ Albion - 4:00pm Boys Var Baseball @ Albion - 4:00pm Boys JV Baseball vs. Albion - 4:00pm Friday - 5/1 Boys Golf @ Western Invitational - 9:00am Girls Var Tennis vs. Columbia Central - 4:00pm Saturday - 5/2 Girls Var Tennis @ Mason Invitational - 8:30am HS Track - Blackhawk Invitational - 9:00am Girls JV Soccer vs. Lumen Christi - 9:00am Girls Var Softball Invitational - 10:00am Boys Var Baseball Invitational - 10:00am Monday - 5/4 Boys Golf @ Lansing Christian - 3:30pm Girls Var Tennis @ Williamston - 4:00pm Tuesday - 5/5 Boys Golf - Onsted Invitational - 9:30am HS Track @ Columbia Central - 3:30pm Boys Var Baseball vs. Columbia Central - 4:00pm Girls Var Softball vs. Columbia Central - 4:00pm Boys JV Baseball @ Columbia Central - 4:00pm Girls JV Softball @ Columbia Central - 4:00pm Girls Var Tennis @ Lansing Christian - 4:00pm

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