Volume 2, Issue 26
PO Box 595, Stockbridge, MI 49285
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
“A Simple Lifestyle with Nelva Jean”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” Corinda Hackworth firstname.lastname@example.org
“To begin my life with the beginning of my life, record that I was born…” Actually, I don’t wish to go back quite that far. If you’re reading this, friends, then you know, or will soon know, that The Weekly Pride is no longer available in hard copy. And my heart is broken. I’ll be honest with you, friends, because I always have been: I’m very disappointed and a little angry at you. The only thing my editor had invested in my beloved paper that I didn’t was money. And if I had it, it would’ve been invested, too. Like Jeremy, I loved My Paper. And I feel okay calling it mine. Because it was and always will be a part of me. Together, Jeremy and I put our blood, sweat and tears into it, with what we were told was a growing fan base. Boldly holding our heads high, confident of our army behind us, we trudged forward, intent on reaching the top. (Continued on page 4)
Hello everybody, it’s that time, all is well here and loving life. It’s Saturday, my husband is home and my routine has changed, I didn’t even drink my coffee, instead I had a cup of hot water (oh well). We all have a routine, I really like my mornings. I’m learning to be adaptable, and quite frankly it’s taken along time to get this way. It’s still pretty cold outside, and I didn’t walk at all last week. I walk 5 days a week and usually outside, I decided a few years ago when it’s cold I’ll walk on the tread mill. Although this past week I didn’t want to walk on the tread mill and didn’t. No matter how many times I said to myself I’ll walk later, I just didn’t do it. Because I’ve walked for so many years, I struggled with feelings of guilt of my decision and finally let it go; it wasn’t from God and didn’t add to the quality of my life. Have you ever felt this way, like you really wanted to do something but just didn’t do it and maybe you continue to procrastinate about it? I chose to become flexible, in this decision, you see walking is something I’ve developed; it’s something I do and usually enjoy. Change is what life is about? We all have habits, some good, and some not so well. But as long as we’re still breathing, we can learn to develop new ones. You can get into God’s word and make deposits in your life, you know invest in yourself, and then you can make withdrawals’ for another. How exciting it is to be here right now in this time, wow 2010. We hear so much bad news about life, our president’s decisions, and our country, but in spite of the nay-sayers, wisdom will only come from God. We can form new habits (Continued on page 4)
Even boating has been threatened, as some species of Asian carp can jump up to 10 feet in the air when they are disturbed, which puts boaters at risk. If this invasive species enters the Great Lakes, the impact on our Michigan businesses State would be catastrophic. Representative Many businesses in the tourism industry that depend on fishing or boating could take a The following is an editorial written by State major hit, or worse, be forced to close. Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). If you have questions about this commentary, please With our multi-billion dollar fishing, contact Rep. Byrum's office by calling (517) 373boating and tourism industries 0587. representing a huge chunk Michigan's Recently, the governors of a number of Great Lakes states held a summit in economy, and at a time when nearly 15 Washington D.C. to discuss the threat of percent of our residents out of work, we Asian carp to our waters. The result of simply cannot allow this threat to our this summit, sadly, was predictable – Great Lakes. The first step that we must take is to more talk, no action. We have heard a lot close two Chicago-area shipping locks of chatter from the politicians and that act as a path between the Mississippi bureaucrats who could actually do River and the Great Lakes, until a something about this invasive species, permanent solution can be found. but so far, they have sat on their hands Amazingly, even though the very real and waited. Without action, we risk an threat of Asian carp could devastate invasion that would devastate our Great businesses along the Illinois coast, some Lakes and severely damage our already Illinois politicians and Chicago fragile economy. bureaucrats have refused to take action. The historical record is clear. As That is why I am encouraging Asian carp have traveled up the residents to join our campaign at Mississippi River on their way to the www.noasiancarp.com. With so many Great Lakes, they have caused serious families across Michigan struggling just damage to local fish and wildlife to make ends meet, we need to do populations. A very large fish, Asian carp everything we can to protect our jobs and can grow to be more than four feet long our economy. You can join the fight to and weigh more than 100 pounds. The keep this invasive species from voracious eaters can consume up to 40 jeopardizing Michigan jobs and hurting percent of their body weight every day, which puts incredible pressure on local Michigan businesses by telling these ecosystems and robs native fish of their Illinois bureaucrats to close the locks.
food. As local fish populations dropped in the Mississippi River, fishing based on these species has been harder to come by.
The Forgotten “Thank You” Dorene White by Julie Glair, Freelance Writer
As a proud native of Stockbridge, Dorene White is entrenched in the town’s history. Her father and uncle started a car dealership in Stockbridge in 1913. It was 1941 when she worked as a clerk in the Dancer Department Store in Stockbridge. She was one of the original “Legionettes”, an independent group of wives, mothers, and daughters of soldiers. The women gave themselves to community service for 50 years before disbanding. In 1931 she became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Stockbridge and is still a very active member today. Married to Curtis White in 1942, they were married for 47 years before Curtis’ unfortunate passing. The couple raised four children, Larry, Richard, Sally, and Barbara, now grown. Dorene is a proud grandmother with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. At a vibrant 87 years young, she has seen a lot of changes in Stockbridge over the years. She has an extensive collection of area postcards she uses while taking school students on historical tours of Stockbridge. Dorene has been instrumental in putting together the calendar for Stockbridge’s 175th anniversary celebration coming up this year. “I love to travel,” she began, “but I wouldn’t want to live any where else. I love Stockbridge and I love Michigan.” Dorene enjoys going to the beaches of Lake Superior in search of agates and other treasures. “I really enjoy the Upper Peninsula and have walked the (Continued on page 3)
The End of Good Times! ( in print anyway)
Well the time has finally come - we are unable to continue to offer The Weekly Pride in a printed version anymore. We will continue to offer the paper in a digital version for the time being. If we are able to generate enough material we will continue to put the weekly together. We are also confident that at some point we will be able to return to a printed version. Thank you for your support.
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Mondays - Free Play Group - ages 1-4 from 10-11am Friday, February 19th - Leslie Local Dev. Finance Leslie First Baptist Church, 202 E. Bellevue St. Authority Meeting (LDFA) - City Hall - 8:00am Mondays - Support Group for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh in from 5:15-5:45pm at the First Wednesday, February 4th - Leslie City Planning Baptist Church in Leslie. Meeting from 6:00-6:45pm Commission - City Hall - 6:00pm Contact Coleen, 589-8145. Monday, February 22nd - Stockbridge Area Arts Thursdays - Free Play Group - ages 1-3 from 10-11am Council Meeting - Stockbridge Heritage Elementary Art - Stockbridge Heritage Elementary Gym, 222 Western Room - 7:00pm Ave - Contact Wendy Moncada, 517-372-9411 ext.6. Monday, February 22nd - Dansville Schools Board of Fridays - Reformers Unanimous Christ Centered Education Meeting - Elementary Library - 7:00pm Addiction Recovery Program - Jeruel Baptist Church, corner of Neu Rd and M-106. 7:00-9:30pm. “Jesus is Wednesday, February 24th - Leslie Woodworth PTO Meeting - Elementary Staff Lounge - 6:30pm the truth, so let the truth make you free.”
Saturday, February 27th - Millville United Methodist Church, 1932 N. M-52 will be having a Pizza and Movie night, starting at 6:00 p.m. The free movie is "Love's Unending Legacy." A donation for pizza would be appreciated. For more information contact the church office at 851-7853. Saturday, March 13th - ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER & DANCE at Mackinder-Glenn Legion Post 510 in Stockbridge. Lots of great food and fun. 4:00pm Tickets available from Legion members or call (517) 851-8540 for details. Thursday, April 15th - Stockbridge Elementary Kindergarten Round-Up - It’s that time again to start thinking of children that are starting kindergarten. Please call Smith Elementary for registration information - 517-851-7735 ext 0.
Friday, February 26th - Leslie Woodworth PTO Mother/Son Dance - Leslie MS Gym - 7:00pm-9:00pm
Bunkerhill 7th Day Adventist First Methodist Church of 3820 Williamston Road, Stockbridge Waterloo Territorial Road, Stockbridge 517-589-0659 (517) 851-7287 Church of Christ 4783 S. M-52 Hwy, Stockbridge First Presbyterian Church 101 S. Center Street, Stockbridge (517) 851-8141 (517) 851-7015 Sunday Bible Study 10:15 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Church Offices Open T-W-F 9am-12 Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 pm Pastor Shannon O’Leary Ministers Bruce Harris and Larrel Whitaker Freedom Community Church “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and Christ Episcopal Church 9900 N. Meridian Road, Pleasant where the Spirit of the Lord, there is Lake freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 Sunday Morning 9:00 Leslie Public Middle School Youth Sunday School 9:00 Cafeteria Phone 517-769-2333 Kimball Road, Leslie, MI Pastor Wes Emmerson Dansville Free Methodist Church 517-676-3222 1340 Mason Street, Dansville Sunday Worship – 10am (517) 623-0365 Pastor Amy Thompson Good Shepherd Mission SS 9:30-10:30 am 5050 E. M-36, Stockbridge Morning Worship 10:30-11:30 (517) 851-9800 Evening Worship 6:00 pm Morning Service 10:30 am Wednesday Prayer meeting 7:00 pm Tuesday Bible Study Parson Billy R. Allen Dansville United Methodist Church Grace Lutheran Church 1317 Mason Street, Dansville (517) 623-6591 212 S. Sherman St. (517) 623-6594 Leslie, MI. 49251 Worship & Sunday School 9:15 am Pastor Martin Schroeder Pastor Don Fry Ph. 589-0250 Worship Service 10:00 A.M. Family Tabernacle Church of God Bible Study 9:00 A.M. 5115 Green Road, Stockbridge Grand River Community Church (517) 851-8327 "Where Living Water Flows" Sunday Worship 10:30 am 2443 Olds Rd, Leslie Wednesday Evening 7:00 pm at Pastor Bruce Crockett Howlett School firstname.lastname@example.org 126 Webb St, Gregory (517)589-5448 www.familytabernaclecog.net Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Pastor Jeff Howard First Baptist Church “Who knew Church could be this FUN?”
950 S. Clinton Road, PO Box 64, Stockbridge (517) 851-7075 Sunday Worship 9:15 & 11:00 am Discovery Island Sunday 11:00 am The best hour of every kids week (0-5) Wednesday 5th Dimension Youth Group 6:00 - 8:30pm www.1stbcs.org email@example.com Pastor Brian Johnson Youth Minister Tim Wheaton firstname.lastname@example.org Children’s Ministry - Angie Stolarz email@example.com
Gregory Community Church “A Caring Community” 126 Church Street, Gregory (734) 498-2591 Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Rev. Heidi DeMott-Shanes, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.hubchurch.weebly.com Pastor Cal Hodgson Email: DansvilleHUB@yahoo.com 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
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 email@example.com St Jacob Evangelical Lutheran Church 12501 Riethmiller Rd, Grass Lake (517) 522-4187 Sunday Worship 10:15 am Pastor Scott Schwertfeger www.stjacobgrasslake.org
Millville United Methodist Church 1932 N. M-52 Hwy, Stockbridge (517) 851 -7853 Pastor Robert Freysinger firstname.lastname@example.org www.millvillechurch.org Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Christian Education Classes 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Hour 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study Class 5:00 p.m. Youth Group in His Crib Monday: 1:00 p.m. Millville Menders Munith United Methodist Church 224 N. Main Street, Munith (517) 596-2441 Worship Hour - 9:30 Rev. Larry Rubingh Plainfield United Methodist 17845 M-36, Gregory Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:15 am Minister Judi Darling
S.S. Cornelius & Cyprian Catholic Church 1320 Catholic Church Road, Leslie Highest Praise Worship Center (517) 589-8492 5107 S. Clinton Street, Stockbridge Weekend Masses: (517) 851-7758 Sunday 8:00 am & 10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am Saturday Confessions 4:00-4:30 pm Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Father Mike Petroski Wednesday Family Enrichment Night 7:00-8:00 pm Bishop Jeffrey Lambert
Stockbridge United Methodist Church 219 E. Elizabeth Street, Stockbridge (517) 851-7676 Rev. Larry Rubingh email@example.com Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Service - 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study - 6:00 pm 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 Merelyn Snider 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
If your church is not listed please let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. February 16, 2010
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4 Reasons to Sell Now Selling a property in this tough market can seem like a challenge. Here are four factors that actually make this a good time to post a ForSale sign. * Sell low and buy low. Because all property values are down, the loss on the property a home owner sells is really only a paper loss because the next property he buys also will be a bargain. If he buys smartly, when prices come back up in a few years, he’ll be in better shape. * Down-payment help is widely available. While nothing-down loans have disappeared, it is easy to find down-payment assistance for lowerincome and first-time home buyers. Programs vary all over the country, but one good way to find them is to search online for “down-payment assistance programs” and the name of your region. * Your uncle has money to share. Besides the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit and the $6,500 move-up credit, there are an array of energy tax credits that can make home improvements pay off in cash. * Good help is available. Really talented real estate practitioners, contractors, and designers are available and eager for business. Source: McClatchy Tribune, Kate Forgach (02/07/2010)/Realtor Magazine 2/8/10
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Mackinaw Bridge 30 times. I’m not a snowbird – I’d rather go west!” she claims. She is a talented painter and enjoys watercolors. She routinely donates paintings to area fundraisers and participates in the Ron Fillmore Art Show each year. Dorene enjoys reading and writes poems and articles about her experiences and memories, most of which she is gathering for her children. When her children were growing up, Dorene was involved as a Den Mother, Room Mother, Band Booster, and 4-H Leader to name a few. It was her civicminded parents that showed her the importance of community involvement and she recalls her father explaining: “You’ve got to support your home town!” She also recalls that he was a very positive man that didn’t condone complaining. Although Dorene feels she is less involved than she used to be, the list seems quite long to me. Over 17 years ago, she began a group at her church for those, like herself, that live alone. Each week she puts together a beautiful table including a centerpiece using one of her many collected flower frogs. With coffee and tea set, “The Loners”, as they call themselves, then meet with their packed lunches and enjoy one another’s company. Dorene is a current member of the Stockbridge Area Artists as well as the Mason Art Guild. She has been a member of the Garden Club of Stockbridge for 24 years. She is involved in the Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation that provides extra funding and grants for school needs outside of their budget. In 1999, Dorene was the first recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year” award. When asked why she keeps such a busy schedule, Dorene simply explained, “I feel better when I’m accomplishing things. If I can help someone else and enjoy a few laughs, that’s a good day.” She added with a smile, “I’m blessed with a good church family, a wonderful neighborhood, and terrific kids.” What a pleasure to meet a woman so full of life and so willing to share with others. The pride she shows in her community is an example we could all learn from. Because of this… …I thank you, Dorene White, for all you do for all of us! If you know someone deserving of a Forgotten “Thank You”, please email me at: email@example.com.
Timely Tax Tips are Topic at Meeting of Mason Area Entrepreneurs Club Do you own or manage a small business? Are you curious about the changes in the tax codes for this year? John Wilson of Casper, Willson, Wilson and Holmes, a local tax expert, will lead a discussion with local business owners and managers on the special topic of “timely tax tips” at the eleventh meeting of the Mason Area Entrepreneurs Club on Wednesday, February 24 at Central Solutions’ office, 119 E. Maple Street in downtown Mason. The meeting will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will an open guided discussion, as
well as the opportunity to informally network with other business owners. You have the opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and share your business challenges, successes and inspirations. This is a free meeting and refreshments will be provided by the group’s sponsors. Although attendees will undoubtedly learn about each others’ products and services, no one may actively solicit at the meeting. You will leave this meeting with new ideas and perspectives on how you can better run your business. Entrepreneurs generally are independent thinkers; many
find it hard to ask advice. Often, another person can be of great help in mentoring you through the rough patches in business ownership. You can often discover how someone else solved a problem similar to your own. The Mason Area Entrepreneurs Club has no dues or fees. They have held periodic meetings in the past four years -- two in 2007, four in 2008, and four in 2009. The club is sponsored by the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Mason, Mason DDA, Capital Area District Library and the Ingham County EDC.
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LIBRARY EVENTS DANSVILLE CHILDREN Movers & Readers (Ages 1-3) Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10:30 am Stories, songs, and crafts for 1-3 yearolds. Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:30 am Stories and crafts for preschoolers. NEW Movers & Readers (Ages 1-3) Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:30 am Stories, songs, and crafts for 1-3 yearolds. NEW Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30 am Stories and crafts for preschoolers. ADULTS Community Supported Agriculture Monday, Feb. 15, 7 pm What are CSAs? How do they work? What are the benefits of eating locally grown food? What is the significance of the locally grown movement? Rebecca Titus will discuss these and other questions regarding this popular topic. Book Discussion Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 pm This month, we’ll discuss The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee
LESLIE CHILDREN Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 – 5) Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11 am Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers NEW Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 – 5) Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11 am Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers TEENS & TWEENS NEW Game Night @ the Library Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6-7:30 pm Enjoy board games, card games and Wii competitions. ADULTS Sit ‘n Knit: Hugs for Hospice Monday, Feb. 15, 6–8 pm Knit or crochet projects for Heartland/ Hospice patients. Volunteers are always welcome. Remember When… Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10 am Join us to reminisce. NEW Sit ‘n Knit: Hugs for Hospice Monday, Feb. 22, 6–8 pm Knit or crochet projects for Heartland/ Hospice patients. Volunteers are always welcome.
STOCKBRIDGE TEENS Teen Book Discussion Group Thursday, Feb. 18, 2:30 pm Titles TBD. ADULTS NEW Adult Book Discussion Friday, Feb. 26, 12 noon Bring your brown-bag lunch at noon and discuss books with us! Refreshments will be served. We’ll discuss So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger.
PAGE 4 - THE WEEKLY PRIDE Corinda Hackworth (Continued from page 1)
Together we climbed, determined to reach our goal, staked our flag at the top of the hill, turned around to congratulate our “army” and found no one. I’ll admit now, I thought I had quite the little following of fans behind me, because I was told I did. I thought I was “Little Miss Thing” with my column. But “Pride goeth before destruction…” and unfortunately the destruction was my Beloved Paper. We needed you, friends. Where were you? I always said it felt like my writings went into a bottle and was tossed out to sea. But I was assured that wasn’t the case. However, once the paper went on sale, I really felt it was. Obviously, from the record low sales, no one was reading me.
And now? Now I feel like I’m writing in my journal. I feel so let down and disappointed. I really thought My Paper would survive. And while it’s not yet dead, this is not how it was supposed to be. This was not what Jeremy and I had in mind. This was our Last Resort. There are good things, I guess. My deadline is now Monday night, which is good. And now that we are Just Another Online Paper, I can write my “column” more like a blog. And who cares about column length now? What does it matter if I go over my word limit? Michigan winters are so long and gray and depressing as it is. But this winter has been longer, deader. All around the area, I see loss. Loss of businesses, loss of houses. Loss of hope.
The bottom line is: I was a believer. I believed in people. I believed in what I was told. I believed in My Paper. But disappointment leads to disbelief. And while I’m still hopeful, I wouldn’t necessarily say optimistic. I feel alone because I don’t know where you are, friends. I don’t know where you went. And now I wonder if you were ever really there. I’m beginning to wonder if you weren’t any more than ‘fair weather’ friends. And the weather is not fair, here. It is dark and cold and lonely. Just your typical, Michigan winter. But I want spring. I want my flowers to come back. I want to putter around in my gardens, fuss over the plants and flowers that bring me so much joy.
I want to hear the birds sing and feel the warm sun on my face. But now in this long, lonely season, spring seems so elusive. However how far away it seems, I know for a fact that it is coming. Few things are assured in this world, but the world will keep on spinning and moving. On that you can depend. I’m sure in the coming weeks, I’ll be upbeat and positive once again. My faith in humanity will have been restored. But for now, during winter, all I can do is wait for spring. Editors Note: Corinda writes a weekly column for The Weekly Pride. Have thoughts on her articles? Feel free to email her at Corinda@theweeklypride.com .
Simple Lifestyles (Continued from page 1)
of trust and be at peace with God, self and those around you, and learn how to enjoy today. God is the Healer not only for you and me and our concerns, but our country, and our world, so we can talk to God about everything. You can be honest with your heavenly Father, he will listen and without judgment, he’s not mad at you. For years I was so afraid of God, I thought he would hurt me, so I avoided him, to me that meant more pain. I will remind you that God is not against you; his wrath was satisfied through Jesus Christ. It’s safe to be with God you can trust him. The Holy Spirit is our teacher he shows us what needs to be exposed and then lets you make the decision when you’re ready, and this is done entirely without any pressure on his part. The pressure you feel is from you, while becoming willing to accept God’s view. God is very interested in you and me, I think that’s phenomenal. He cares about every area of our life. All of our attempts to form new habits are what life is about. We can start new and fresh again and again. In spite of your failures, and we’ve all had many, we can decide to slow down our life listen and begin again. We can rest in him and truly know that you’re loved. This is our Fathers plan, to grow and accept his love and be committed to life, because you can’t improve on God’s plan for you. If you have a question contact me at email@example.com
Until next time enjoy the clean humor! The Truth Hurts One day I asked my wife, “Why did you choose me? I was only an old cowboy, with no money or anything. Why? Being an honest person, my wife replied, “There wasn’t much to pick from.” -Leonard Cargill Wichita Falls,
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.
5 5 2
8 6 2
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4 3 7 9 1 5 2 8 6
2 9 8 3 7 6 1 5 4
5 6 1 8 4 2 9 3 7
8 5 4 6 2 9 3 7 1
1 7 6 4 8 3 5 2 9
9 2 3 1 5 7 6 4 8
7 8 2 5 9 1 4 6 3
3 1 5 7 6 4 8 9 2
6 4 9 2 3 8 7 1 5
8 3 4 5 1 9 7 6 2
6 1 7 8 2 3 4 5 9
5 2 9 6 4 7 1 8 3
4 8 3 9 7 5 2 1 6
9 5 1 4 6 2 8 3 7
2 7 6 3 8 1 6 9 4
3 6 2 7 5 8 9 4 1
1 4 8 2 9 6 3 7 5
7 9 5 1 3 4 6 2 8
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DANSVILLE Tuesday - 2/16 MS Boys Basketball @ Portland St. Pats - 5:00pm JV Girls Basketball @ Carson City - 6:00pm JV Boys Basketball @ Carson City - 7:30pm Wednesday - 2/17 Var Girls Basketball @ Carson City - 6:00pm Var Boys Basketball @ Carson City - 7:30pm Thursday - 2/18 JV Girls Basketball @ Laingsburg - 6:00pm JV Boys Basketball @ Laingsburg - 7:30pm Friday - 2/19 Var Girls Basketball vs. Laingsburg - 6:00pm Var Boys Basketball vs. Laingsburg - 7:30pm Saturday - 2/20 No Events Monday - 2/22 MS Boys Basketball @ Fowler - 5:00pm Tuesday - 2/23 JV Girls Basketball @ Fowler - 6:00pm JV Boys Basketball @ Fowler - 7:30pm
LESLIE Tuesday - 2/16 Freshman Boys Basketball @ Vandercook Lake - 4:30pm JV Girls Basketball vs. Columbia Central - 6:00pm JV Boys Basketball @ Columbia Central - 6:00pm Var Girls Basketball vs. Columbia Central - 7:30pm Var Boys Basketball @ Columbia Central - 7:30pm Wednesday - 2/17 MS Girls Basketball @ Webberville - 4:30pm Thursday - 2/18 JV Girls Basketball @ Stockbridge - 6:00pm JV Boys Basketball @ Stockbridge - 7:30pm Friday - 2/19 Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Stockbridge - 4:30pm Var Girls Basketball vs. Stockbridge - 6:00pm Var Boys Basketball vs. Stockbridge - 7:30pm Saturday - 2/20 No Events Monday - 2/22 MS Girls Basketball @ Albion - 4:30pm Tuesday - 2/23 JV Girls Basketball @ Hillsdale - 6:00pm JV Boys Basketball vs. Hillsdale - 6:00pm Var Girls Basketball @ Hillsdale - 7:30pm Var Boys Basketball vs. Hillsdale - 7:30pm
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how strong our voice will be in the U.S. House of Representatives. For that reason, it is absolutely essential that everyone return their census forms to ensure that everyone gets counted. However, there are some unscrupulous individuals who are State looking to profit off of the Representative confusion surrounding the census. There will be two phases of the census – a 10-question form The following is an editorial written by State mailed sometime in March, and if that Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). If you have questions about this commentary, please form is not returned, a census taker will contact Rep. Byrum's office by calling (517) 373appear at your home sometime between 0587. This year, as required by the April and July to collect the information. Constitution, the federal government will Be wary of giving out your personal count every resident of the United States. information, especially to anyone without Held once every 10 years, the U.S. proper census identification. Here are Census is critical to determining how some tips to help you make sure that you much federal money Michigan gets, and are actually dealing with the U.S. Census
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Bureau, and not a scammer: • If the letter you receive asks you for money, it is not from the Census Bureau. Some organizations have used the census as an opportunity to raise funds by misrepresenting their fundraising appeals as an official census document. Do not be fooled! You do not need to send in any money to participate in the census. • Do not respond to any e-mails that claim to be from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau is not sending out e-mails concerning the census. • Do not fill out any information online. The census is not being conducted online. Many identity thieves and criminals will try to direct you to fill out a form on an official looking Web site in order to steal or "phish" your important information. • The Census Bureau will also
NEVER ask you for: • Money • A Social Security number • Your bank or financial account number or your PIN number • A donation to a political party or organization Your party affiliation The actual census form is only 10 questions, and should be filled out to ensure that our state and community gets our fair share of federal funding. It is estimated that Michigan will have lost nearly $2 billion over the past decade simply because Michigan residents did not make sure they were counted. If you have any questions about the census, please visit for more www.2010.census.gov information, or contact my office at (517) 373-0587. You can also e-mail me at BarbByrum@house.mi.gov. This year, let's make sure that everybody counts! 888-318-1766
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