Swearing In

C-A Board hears audit report, grim forecast

FLINT TWP. — The good news is that the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools received an “unqualified” financial audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, citing the accuracy of financial statements prepared by Russell Parks, assistant superintendent of business and operations. Parks’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) earned the district for the second year in a row a Certificate of […]

CAMS students hear Vietnam Veteran’s Survivior story

FLINT TWP. — On April 4, 1975, during the fall of Saigon in South Vietnam, a military transport plane lifted off from the war-torn country. It was carrying 250 orphaned children in the start of an evacuation mission ordered by President Gerald Ford known as “Operation Babylift.” About 15 minutes later, the plane crashed, killing 138 people aboard including 78 […]

Sixth-grader’s art wins cash prize

FLINT TWP. — Jamie Arnold, a Carman-Ainsworth Middle School sixth-grader, received special recognition at the school board meeting last week for her prize-winning art work. Jamie was a fifth-grader last year at Dye Elementary School, when she participated in an art competition that was part of the after-school program. “Picturing Success: The Transformative Power of Afterschool,” offered prizes from YouthQuest […]

You can follow C-A happenings on Facebook, Twitter

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Schools have joined the social networking arena as a means of getting the word out quickly about school events. At the board of education meeting last week, David Swierpel, C-A director of professional learning & community services, encouraged board members to visit and “like” the districts new Facebook and Twitter pages. C-A is turning to […]

In brief

WFBA meeting at new location FLINT TWP. — Paul Rozycki, a retired political science professor from Mott Community College and local political pundit, will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 21 meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Rozycki will discuss and analyze the results of the Nov. 6 election. Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller will give a five […]

Art Guild hosts second annual holiday sale

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild and Gallery will be hosting its second annual holiday sale on Black Friday, Nov. 23, and the entire month of December. The holiday sale features a 10 percent discount on all items in the gallery and the gift shop. “As we celebrate our second anniversary, our goal is to continue to […]

The VIEW from here

Giving thanks for the little things

Thanksgiving is that time of year when we’re supposed to sit back and think about all the things in our lives we have to be thankful for. It doesn’t seem right we only take one day a year to be thankful for what we have, we should always keep in mind those things we are grateful for — no matter […]

Computer service and repair store targeting small businesses

FLINT TWP. — Small businesses with computer problems can seek a remedy at Computer ER Inc., a service and repair business that opened in October at 6235 Corunna Rd., Ste. B, in the Case Construction Plaza. James E. Bowers, president and CEO, started and ran the business out of his Swartz Creek home for about seven years before branching out […]

Casino Hotel gives turkeys to Food Bank

FLINT — The FireKeeper Casino in Battle Creek will donate turkey’s to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan as part of a statewide effort to bring holiday cheer to those in need. Turkeys are a much desired item around the holidays for struggling residents. The 200 turkeys will help fill the hunger gap for a number of agencies that the […]