Volume 2, Issue 28
PO Box 595, Stockbridge, MI 49285
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Stockbridge Area Chamber of Commerce announces 2010 Scholarship The Stockbridge Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) will again this year provide one or more scholarships to high school seniors living within the Stockbridge Community Schools District. The Scholarship, for students who will be attending college, a trade school or another postsecondary institution, recognizes one or more students showing good citizenship, concern for the community and demonstrated potential for leadership. Students who have worked for the betterment of the Stockbridge-
Gregory-Munith community, either through service organizations, the schools, or through their own initiative, are e n c o u r a g e d t o apply. Applications will be on file at the High School Student Services office and will be posted online by the school. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 12. The scholarship will be awarded in May. In past years, the scholarship award has ranged in value from $250 to $500.
“A Simple Lifestyle with Nelva Jean” Hello everybody, it’s that time, all is well here and loving life. Years of wondering whether or not I like to write and what to say is over, I love writing; it’s a wonderful way to express beliefs that are being established, and at the end of article you will have a new vegan recipe. Have you discovered yet in your own life that you want to be your own plan - maker, and God’s plan usually is not your plan? I have, I’m learning practical steps about living totally well in all areas of life, that trusting God is always a critical step. How about you? If you don’t
develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and learn to trust, the process in building character with new beliefs, for you will be a continued state of unrest and striving to do more and being frustrated. If you’re reading this you have an opportunity, like we all do to begin or continue learning about who you are in Jesus Christ. God is faithful, and you probably realize, that his recovery plan is a glorious way to live. In my own life I’ve learned to trust. Trust is not logic, reasoning, or (Continued on page 3)
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COMMUNITY CALENDER Good Friday Community Worship Service will be held on Friday, April 2 at 1:00 pm at the Family Tabernacle Church of God, 15901 M-36, Pinckney. The service is hosted by Gregory Ministers’ Association. All are welcome. Light refreshments and fellowship will follow the worship service.
Southwest Church of the Nazarene presents Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 3 from 10 am until 12 Noon. Rain or shine, the event will feature an egg hunt for four age groups, prizes, and free lunch for adults and children who register. Easter Eggstravaganza will be held at Southwest Church at 14555 Holmes Road, M-106, Gregory. This is a free event.
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 2, 2010
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Mexican Vegan Veggie Cornbread Preheat oven @ 350 Bake 35 to 40 minutes Makes 12 to 14 medium corn muffins ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
1 ½ cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup whole wheat or Spelt flour 1Tbs. baking powder 1 Tbs. Psyllium Husk 1 Tbs. Flax Seed (brown or gold) Mix all this together and set aside
Mix together wet ingredients’ when finished combine this into dry adding more milk for moisture if you need it. ♦ Here at the corner we’ve been hearing a lot about changes as it pertains to lending and the way we obtain the money to purchase a home. With these ever changing rules it’s hard to keep up. Here are a few things on the horizon… FHA ♦ Reducing seller concessions from 6% to 3%. This will mainly impact buyers of lower priced homes. ♦ Waiving the 90 day prohibition on property flipping. HUD recognizes that when investors purchase homes for rehab it can be done in less than 90 days ♦ Higher down payments for borrowers. This will only apply to buyers with credit scores 580 or less. HUD Last week, HUD issued a press release stating that homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages no longer need to be behind on their mortgages in order to receive relief in the way of loan modification or forbearance. Home Path If you are a buyer with little money you may want to search for a FNMA HOMEPATH qualified home. A purchase can be made with as little as 3% down and it is possible that you can close with only $500 of your own funds. Gift funds are allowed and the seller can contribute up to 6%. The best part is no appraisal is needed and no PMI is required. Below is a link to the FNMA Home path website to find eligible Michigan properties. http://www.homepath.com/state/mi.html Source: HUD/Home path/Huron Valley Financial If you need more information or have any questions, you can email us at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at Reinhart Realtors, 734-475-9600.
opinion, its trust, and I don’t mean blind trust. It isn’t mindlessly doing whatever you want and not having any idea what’s happening. Something we all need to learn is that God gave us the bible to be read it’s a map that will lead to knowing Him and He will direct your steps. If you know Jesus Christ and are committed to Him then you know the problem-solver. I’m not abdicating you don’t need to talk through things with someone, but your ultimate goal should be talking to Father God about everything and being led by peace. Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health; your very bones will vibrate with life (Message Bible, Proverbs 3: 5-7). I would say that pretty much covers it all, how exciting to know that God the creator of the universe removed all of my sins, and yours to. I know we’re use to using common sense, but even in this, we make that our God and then ask God to bless the mess. What about your body, you should have some understanding of the kinds of food that goes into your mouth, will this promote wellness or take away from it. Illness begins with persistence in ignoring what you already know to do. Ok, I’ve been there, and done that many, many times over! February 2, 2010
God’s promise to heal illness is done his way and not ours. I suppose you could say it this way, illness is a blessing once you decide to take responsibility and decide what your plan of action will be. You see God’s principles are for everyone in regards to being made whole. Like you I’m learning what it’s like to be made whole every day, and it’s wonderful! If you have a question contact me @ email@example.com
Until next time enjoy the clean humor! Militant Christianity A prominent clergyman reports overhearing a retiring old usher of his church instructing his youthful successor in the details of his office. “And remember, my boy, we have nothing but good, kind Christians in this church until you try to put someone else in their pew…..” The Pulpit Treasury of Wit & Humor
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1 ½ cup rice or soy milk in a bowl set aside, and all the other ingredients’ put into a food chopper if you have one and consistency should be bits and pieces, not shredded, unless of course you like it that way. 1 cup whole kernel corn ½ cup scallions 1/4 to ½ medium size jalapeño, I leave the seeds right in and red or green doesn’t matter ½ of a red or green bell pepper 1 medium carrot
Ta- Da, finished these are healthy corn muffins; what I don’t use I put in freezer for next soup day.
Easter Egg Safety Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) urged families to hop to their egg decorating and hunting traditions utilizing sound egg food safety tips. "I encourage all families to follow a few food safety tips to make sure their child's baskets are filled with eggs that have been properly handled and cooked," said Katherine Fedder, MDA's Food and Dairy Division Director. "Adhering to these quick and easy food safety guidelines will help make your holiday safe and keep your friends and families healthy." MDA recommends following these egg food safety tips: o Purchase eggs only from refrigerated cases. o Check egg cartons before buying and pass over cracked eggs. o Keep eggs and foods separate from raw meat, seafood and poultry. o Wash hands for at least 20 seconds in warm, soapy water before and after each step of preparation from cooking to hiding. o Keep hard-boiled eggs - peeled or in the shell - in the refrigerator below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for no more than one week. o Eggs should be stored in the refrigerator, not in the door. o Cook two sets of eggs - one for the Easter egg hunt and one for eating. o Use only food grade dye when coloring your eggs. For more information about food safety and proper food handling, www.michigan.gov/foodsafety, or call toll-free at 800-292-3939.
LIBRARY EVENTS Dansville CHILDREN Movers & Readers Storytime Tuesday, March 30, 10:30 am Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 1-3. This series runs on Tuesdays through May 11. Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Thursday, April 1, 10:30 am Stories and crafts for preschoolers Family Storytime Saturday, April 3, 10:30 am Stories, crafts, singing and dancing with a new theme each month. This month: April 3: Jonathan London’s book character “Froggy” NEW Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Thursday, April 8, 10:30 am Come enjoy stories and crafts for preschoolers. NEW Movers & Readers (Ages 1-3) Tuesday, April 6, 10:30 am Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 1-3
Leslie ALL AGES NEW Used Book & Media Sale Monday, April 5, 5-8 pm Proceeds benefit the friends of the Leslie Library. To volunteer to help during and after the sale, please call (517) 589-5404. NEW Used Book & Media Sale: $1 for a Bag Day! Tuesday, April 6, 12-6 pm Fill a bag for $1 day! Proceeds benefit the friends of the Leslie Library. To volunteer to help during and after the sale, please call (517) 589-5404. NEW Used Book & Media Sale Wednesday, April 7, 9 am-1 pm Proceeds benefit the friends of the Leslie Library. To volunteer to help during and after the sale, please call (517) 589-5404. CHILDREN NEW Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 – 5) Tuesdays, April 6, 11 am Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers TEENS & TWEENS Teens & Tweens Game Night Tuesday, March 30, 6-7:30 pm Come enjoy a night of card games, board games and treats for tweens and teens. ADULTS NEW Sit ‘n Knit: Hugs for Hospice Monday, April 5 6 – 8 pm Come sit and knit or crochet projects for Heartland/Hospice patients.
Stockbridge CHILDREN Preschool Storytimes with Crafts Tuesday, March 30, 10 am Especially designed for 3-5 year olds, but younger patrons are welcome at this storytime with close adult supervision. NEW Preschool Storytimes with Crafts Tuesday, April 6, 10 am Especially for 3-5 year olds, but younger patrons welcome with close adult supervision. ADULTS Seniors Outreach Friday, April 2, 12 noon Books will be made available for checkout at the seniors luncheon in the Town Hall.
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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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3 2 9 4 1 6 7 8 5
6 1 7 5 8 2 9 3 4
5 4 8 3 7 9 1 2 6
7 5 1 6 2 3 4 9 8
2 3 4 1 9 8 5 6 7
9 8 6 7 5 4 2 1 3
1 7 3 9 6 5 8 4 2
4 9 2 8 3 7 6 5 1
8 6 5 2 4 1 3 7 9
8 1 3 2 7 6 5 9 4
4 2 6 5 9 1 8 7 3
5 9 7 3 8 4 2 1 6
6 8 2 4 5 7 1 3 9
7 3 4 9 1 2 6 5 8
1 5 9 8 6 3 4 2 7
3 6 5 7 2 8 9 4 1
9 4 1 6 3 5 7 8 2
2 7 8 1 4 9 3 6 5
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government needs to do more – a lot more – to help grow and attract new businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. Sadly, as the recent awarding of a sizable tax incentive to a convicted felon proves, Lansing has a long way to go. Our state uses a State number of economic Representative development tools to grow Michigan businesses and create jobs. Some of the The following is an editorial written by State most successful tools at our disposal are Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). If you have questions about this commentary, please the tax incentives we offer to companies contact Rep. Byrum's office by calling (517) 373to help them expand their operations or 0587. The struggles that we continue to face set up shop here in Michigan. These here in Michigan have been well incentives work to diversify our economy documented. Too many Ingham County by bringing businesses in emerging families are being squeezed, and industries to our state. However, we must struggling just to make ends meet. We make sure that when taxpayer dollars are need to do everything we can to jumpstart used to create jobs, that these funds are our economy and get people back to being spent wisely and appropriately. work. In order to do that, state That has not happened. The Michigan Economic Growth
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Byrum Encourages Young Women to Enter Scholarship Essay Contest
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The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association are co-sponsoring their thirteenth annual Bill of Rights Essay Contest for college-bound female high school juniors and seniors, which this year will be entitled "Freedom and Civic Virtues." Seven winners will each receive a $3,000 college scholarship and an allexpenses paid trip to NFWL's Annual Conference November 18-22, 2010 where they will network with, be mentored by and speak to hundreds of women lawmakers from across the United States. "This is an excellent opportunity for local women of the class of 2010," said Rep. Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). "This contest will help seven young women enhance their understanding of the role of women in politics through a hands-on learning experience. It provides an
excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills while assisting with college tuition expenses." Entries must be postmarked by July 30, 2010. A selection committee will judge each essay and determine the seven winners. The judges will primarily weigh the factors of storytelling, understanding of the Bill of Rights, and original insight. More information about the scholarship can be found on the National Foundation for Women Legislators website www.womenlegislators.org. NFWL can also be reached at their office at (202) 293-3040, ext. 1005 or via email at email@example.com. "This essay contest is an opportunity for young women to win a college scholarship while making their voices heard on the true intentions of the Bill of Rights. I hope young women take this opportunity," said Byrum.
Authority (MEGA) recently awarded a $9.1 million tax incentive to Richard Short – a Flint resident and con artist who has been convicted of fraud in Genesee, Oakland and Muskegon counties. The State Police are currently investigating how Short was awarded this grant for his new company, RASCO, which had promised to create 765 jobs in Flint within the next five years. What is clear is that MEGA did not do its due diligence in examining RASCO's application. What is frustrating to me – and to you as well, I imagine – is how someone with such a history of scamming people could be awarded millions in taxpayer dollars. There needs to be much more transparency in this process, and accountability for those who award these tax credits. We need to get our fiscal house in order, and that first means eliminating waste and inefficiency in state government. In order to ensure that our taxpayer dollars are protected, I recently voted for the Corporate Responsibility Act, which will require mandatory criminal
background checks on those applying for state tax incentives. These background checks would include company officers, directors and managers, as well as persons with more than 20 percent interest in the company. This plan will also help ensure that these tax incentives will actually go toward creating jobs for Michigan workers. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget will, when awarding these tax breaks, consider where the work will be completed, and whether applicants will provide goods and services from outside of Michigan or the United States. At a time when Michigan families are being forced to tighten their belts to make ends meet, state government should follow suit and start treating every taxpayer dollar with the respect it deserves. The Corporate Responsibility Act must be signed into law as soon as possible.
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