In Brief

Fifth grader finishes third in spelling bee

FLINT TWP. — Alexis Harris, a fifth grader at Randels Elementary, finished third in the Genesee Intermediate School District’s spelling bee for Grades 5 and 6 held March 8. She advanced to the county competiton by winning the fifth-grade bee at the school level. — R.S.

Senior Center holding Ladies Night

FLINT TWP. — The Caman-Ainsowrth Senior Center is now selling tickets for a Ladies Night, to be held from 5-9 p..m. on May 9 at the center. Ticket sales will be limited to the first 75 ladies to sign up and must be purchsaed by May 1. The $3 admission includes a chicken salad meal, pampering and chance to buy products from Avon, Gloria’s Boutique, jewley, Lil More than a Handful and a 31 Bag Reprentative. Haircuts and mainures also will be offeredfor an adttional charge. Contact the center for detals. — R.S.

Tent sales approved

FLINT TWP. — The township board as approved seasonal tent sales for Kroger and Art Van Furniture store.

Kroger, 5249 Corunna Rd., will hold its outdoor sale under a tentt in its parking lot from April 15 through July 28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Art Van is plannning two outdoor tent sales. – from May 9-20 and Aug. 1-19. — R.S.

Kildee encourages art students

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has announced the 2013 Congressional Art Competition has begun, encouraging all high school students (grades 9-12) to submit artwork for the competition.

“I am pleased to sponsor the Congressional Art Competition and look forward to viewing the beautiful pieces of art young artists submit from mid-Michigan,” Congressman Kildee said.

The first place winner will receive two roundtrip airline tickets to Washington, D.C., to view their artwork on display and attend a ribbon cutting reception in June. The winning artwork will be on display for one year in the Cannon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol along with the winners from other congressional districts across the country.

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Art Caucus. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation and in the Fifth Congressional District. Since the competition began in 1982, over 650,000 high school students have participated. An online gallery of last year’s artwork can be found at

All art submission must be submitted no later than April 19th at 5 p.m., and may be dropped off at Congressman Kildee’s district office at 801 S. Saginaw St. in Flint.

All entrants must follow the art competition guidelines, including size of submissions. Details: Visit gov/ content/ educate/ art- competition or call Kildee’s office at 810-238-8627. — R.S.

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