What if life came with warning labels?



When I hear ads on TV for prescription drugs I sometimes can’t help but wonder just why people take them — because sometimes the side-effects sound worse than the illness. You know the ads, the ones where a seemingly happy person is strolling down a beach, enjoying life while someone is doing a voice-over which describes some of the possible […]

Helping Hands

Church spreads free clothing ministry near and far


FLINT TWP. — Spring has sprung at the Little Lambs Closet — a signal to area mothers to come and get free clothing for their little ones from the clothing bank inside the West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S. Dye Road. An open house held last week is one of two each year when seasonal clothing is changed […]

In brief



Genealogy research trip planned FLINT — The Flint Genealogical Society sponsored genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN has a few seats left for the trip on April 24-25. The bus leaves Flint at 7 a.m. on April 24 and returns about midnight on April 25. The cost is $35 for bus fare for […]

Sudoku



Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. You can’t change the digits already provided in the grid. Every puzzle has just one correct solution.

Crosswords



Cavaliers taking challenges head on




FLINT — Amidst a week filled with on-field challenges of all shapes and sizes, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team played a non-conference game against crosstown rival Kearsley at Dow Diamond on Tuesday, losing, 13-5. After falling behind the Falcons, 4-0, and, 6-1, at the end of the first and third innings, the Cavs were finally able to make it a […]

Lady Cavaliers sweep in friendly confines




FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth christened its new dugouts and lit up its new scoreboard with a 12-3, 15-0 sweep of Lapeer East in the softball season opener last Friday. The Cavaliers are now housed in spacious, state-of-the-art dugouts and play in the shadow of a huge scoreboard in right field. They kept the scorekeeper busy with 27 runs in just […]

Carman-Ainsworth soccer on track




FLUSHING — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ soccer team split with Flushing on Monday in the squad’s first Big Nine match of the season, 1-1. Shelby Marsh toed in the goal assisted by Jasmine Jones. Savanna Lacey had seven saves in net. Last Thursday, the Cavs shut out Clio, 2-0. Marsh scored for Carman- Ainsworth in the first 45 seconds of […]

On the right track



Today, I start my column with a clarification. It’s a little late because of Spring Break, but nonetheless, needs to be in print. In my March 29 column, I wrote about school districts that weren’t collecting gate entry fees for all sports. Lapeer West athletic director Mary Haslinger informed me after reading that column that West was indeed charging for […]

Sports Shorts



Dare Devil Dash returns in July BROWN CITY — The 2012 Dare Devil Dash is already accepting registrations for the July 28 race at Brown City Park. Runners will face mud, water and more than one dozen obstacles. New this year is the Little Dare Devils one mile, entry fee of $10, the individual 5K race costs $35 and the […]


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