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Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon
March madness

February 29, 2012

Good-bye February. It was fun but now it is time for March, marking the end and beginning of two sport seasons.

This week's adventures include the Lady Wolves Varsity Basketball team going for their second consecutive district title in Holly. A Wolfpack of five from the Clarkston Varsity Wrestling heading to the MHSAA Wrestling Individual Finals.

Go in with a bang, Clarkston, and make a sizzle. Sorry. Getting excited for all the teams as they get one step closer to their goals.

In the middle of March is the beginning of spring season with try-outs and the start of practice.

If you haven't seen, turn to page 11A to check it out, we are doing a full-color spring sports special edition. Get ready to add it to your keepsakes. (Graduation parties are only a few months away - do you have all the photos you need of your senior? I want you to be prepared.)

March is also a month of celebrating reading - which if you are just starting to read this column I am a big fan of reading. Others already know the smell of books and words formulated in a stream of creativity gets me everytime.

The month begins with sadness though. Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears, died last Friday. The adventures of Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear were always a favorite as a child. They were great stories with great illustrations and lessons.

I still have my collection and started my niece on them. I bought her The Berenstain Bears and the New Baby before her brother was born.

My favorite was probably The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit because like Sister Bear I had a bad nail-biting habit.

March is the perfect time to get into the habit of reading - either for yourself or to read to someone else. A perfect opportunity to visit the library, find a bookstore or try a new author.

I know a few schools are doing something special during the month - tell us what you are doing.

Or better yet, tell us your favorite book. I am always looking for new authors to try - best places to I have found them are used book sales and on Amazon. Though Amazon can be dangerous.