Tomlinson Medical’s smoking cessation program best in state

GRAND BLANC — Thanks to a revolutionary new insight into the psyche of smokers, Tomlinson Medical Hypnotherapy has announced a whopping 94.1 percent success rate with its smoking cessation program (for all who completed their four week program during 2012). This is — by far — the best success rate of any smoking cessation program published in Michigan, using any […]

Cavs comeback to drop Creek in overtime

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team was in for quite a battle on Tuesday against former Big Nine rival Swartz Creek. The Cavaliers had to battle back and win the game in overtime, 69-68. Creek built a four-point halftime lead thanks in part to a 14-12 edge in the first quarter and a 13-11 edge in the second. […]

Cornerstone Baptist Church to expand this spring

SWARTZ CREEK — Cornerstone Baptist Church, which is located at 6273 Miller Road in Swartz Creek, will begin phase one of a two-phase planned expansion of the church facilities this spring. With phase one, the church will add 12,000 square feet to its existing facilities, which will include the expansion of the church gymnasium, 12 new multispace rooms, a bookstore, […]

Sports Shorts

Youth enrichment oppor tunities BURTON — With all classes offered by the Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education program open to the public regardless of residency, South Bendle will host Karate For Kids for $25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for kids four and up on Tuesdays from April 9-May 28 and Karate Adult and Teens is being offered for teens 14 and […]

In brief

Township looking to hire more firefighters FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department still is actively recruiting new oncall firefighters. After ranks were diminished last year by several resignations, the department put out a call for new recruits. Six people signed up in the first round of preliminary hiring are expected to complete training requirements next month, said Fire […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Way off base

My prediction of Michigan beating Michigan State couldn’t have been any further off than the bathroom scale needle stopping at 180 when I step on it. The Spartans flat out crushed, annihilated and embarrassed the Wolverines all on the same night. The crowd was loving it, too, as it was loud up there in East Lansing. The Spartan fans couldn’t […]

The VIEW from here

Penny for your thoughts

(Managing Editor Gary Gould’s column will return next week.) Oh the simple, lonely penny. It conjures up so many thoughts. The mention of the penny is part of modern language though many people probably have little idea to the origin. And now the future of the coin is in jeopardy itself. But does it even matter? That’s the deep question […]

Four Cavs qualify for wrestling finals

SAGINAW — The anticipation continues to build as the Michigan High School Athletic Association wrestling finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills from Feb. 28-March 2 gets closer and closer. For Carman-Ainsworth, the second stop on its journey for individual titles came last Saturday at Saginaw Heritage regional No. 2-1 against the qualifiers from Davison district No. 3- 1 and […]

Retired state worker happy to open consignment store

FLINT TWP. — Before the outside sign went up, a lot of passersby did not know that a resale shop had replaced a retail boutique in the brick building at the northwest corner of Flushing and Linden Roads. Inside the N’dapanda Consignment Shop looks likes a retail women’s clothing boutique stocked with quality women’s clothing and accessories. The shop opened […]

Cavs finish above water in duals

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing ended its dual season with a winning record last Thursday, beating Southwestern Academy, 82-48, in a Saginaw Valley League swimming and diving meet at home. The Cavaliers wound up 6-4 overall and 5-4 in Valley duals. They’ll swim in the conference meet starting today with preliminaries and concluding Saturday with the finals at Saginaw Valley […]