SECOND SUNDAYS Ed and Vickie’s Country Music Jamboree from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Forest Township Hall, 130 E. Main St., Otisville. Musicians bring your instruments and join in. Admission is $4. Details: 810-793-6068.

Jobs workshop

BURTON — Employment Options president and founder Paula Rueben Vieillet, has been invited to speak at the quarterly meeting for the State of Michigan on Nov. 19 in Lansing, 201 N. Washington. While she is here, she as agreed to host a Free Employment Workshop at Walli’s on Center Road in Burton at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Topics will include […]

Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing hockey under new leadership in 2010-11

FLINT TWP. –- Those familiar with the co-op Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing high school hockey team will see more than the usual number of new faces this season, as first-year coach Jon Jepson takes over from Paul Starvato. Jepson says that junior goalie Casey Bradshaw of Flushing will be key for the squad this season. He also has lined up his senior leadership […]


WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: www.cwolchurch.com, Kim Rodden at 810- 280-0438 or krodden@kettering.edu or Phyllis Cook at 810- 715-3857. Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and […]

GISD launches new website

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) recently launched its completely redesigned website, which is available at www.geneseeisd.org. GISD redesigned its website to provide more comprehensive information and resources for educators, parents, staff and the greater community. The new site features streamlined navigation and the capability to quickly link to information and resources tailored for specific audiences. The […]

Former Cavaliers excel as Huskies

HOUGHTON — Despite going 2-8 last year in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Michigan Tech University football team still had several local players who were able to help the team climb its way to 7-2 for 2010, including Carman-Ainsworth grads Aaron Brandt and Mike Cardwell Jr. As a redshirt, Brandt didn’t see any playing time during his initial […]


EVERY TUESDAY Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday at Growth and Opportunity, 525 S. Court St., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dues are $5 per month. Details: Cheryl, 810-664-9424.

A family pays tribute

Photo collage on Facebook honors seven brothers for military service

BURTON — Zola Speakes and her niece, Sherry Schmalen of Traverse City, wanted to do something to remember Speakes’ seven brothers who served in the military over the course of the past 70 years, so Schmalen put together a proper tribute. Schmalen created a scrapbooking page which features a photo of each brother from the period when they served. The […]

Sports Shorts

Deer check stations open AREAWIDE — Hunters are reminded that many deer check stations are open during the archery and firearm segments of the white-tailed deer hunting season that is ongoing through Dec. 31. The firearm deer season opens Monday, Nov. 15 statewide. Deer check stations offer state wildlife biologists to help age deer, check for overall health and answer […]


MONDAYS Greater Davison Area Toastmasters Club meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’ s Presbyterian Church on Davison Road. Details: Ryan Edwards, 810-653-0723 or Neicy Kowalczyk‚ (810) 877- 8474. Sweet Adelines rehearsals from 7-10 p.m. at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison. Details: 810-742-0977 or www.songofthelakes.webs.com. SECOND MONDAY Thumb Area Chapter of Compassionate Friends meets at 7 p.m. […]