2011-04-17 / Bulletin Board


ANNOUNCE YOUR EVENTS Do you have something to announce? If your club, church or other organization is planning a meeting, fundraiser, festival or other special event, let your neighbors know! Send information to the Tri-County Citizen, P.O. Box 158; Chesaning, MI 48616, or fax information to (989) 845-4397. Notices may also be e-mailed to tccnews@mihomepaper.com. Information must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be published in the following Sunday’s paper. GOVERNMENT MEETINGS  MAPLE GROVE TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the township hall, 17010 Lincoln Road.  MONTROSE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Township Hall, 139 S. Saginaw, Montrose.  CHESANING VILLAGE COUNCIL will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the council chambers at the village office, 1100 W. Broad Street, Chesaning CLUBS/CIVIC GROUPS  The SHIAWASSEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet on Sunday, April 17 (note date change) at 2 p.m. at the society’s building at the corner of Wilkinson Road and North M- 52. The speaker for the day will be Fred Parks, an antique dealer who specializes in children’s toys. He will be speaking on “Toy Soldiers. The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served.  NEW LOTHROP LIONS CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at the New Lothrop Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  CHESANING AREA SNOWMOBILERS ASSOCIATION will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Chesaning. For information call Cheryl Ziola at (989) 643-7812.  NEW LOTHROP VFW POST #6579 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the VFW Hall, 8235 Saginaw St., New Lothrop  The MONTROSE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL COMMITTEE will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer Museum. Visitors are welcome.  The TAYMOUTH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Taymouth Township Library, 2361 E. Burt Road, Burt.  The MID-MICHIGAN SECTION OF THE SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS – SAE INTERNATIONAL will hold its April dinner and program meeting on Monday, April 25 at the Ken Lingenfelter Car Collection, 7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton. The host for the evening will be Mike Copeland, operations manager for Lingenfelter Performance Engineering in Michigan. He will give a presentation on the construction of one-off specialty vehicles. Ken Lingenfelter’s custom 1955 Chevrolet pickup will be the presentation display vehicle, and it will be available for total inspection. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with dinner buffet at 6:45 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. There will be a guided tour of the car collection from 8:15 to 9 p.m. The cost is $25 for SAE and SVEC members, $20 for retirees, and $30 for nonmembers. The student price is $18. This event is open to the public. For more information and dinner reservations, contact Bernard Santavy at (810) 635-7948 or SAEMidMichSec@cs.com. Dinner reservations may also be made online at www.midmichigansae.org. FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP  The Oakley Community Church will host a FISH FRY every Friday through Good Friday, April 22, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The all-you-can eat cod dinner is $8 ($5 for children ages 12 and under); chicken nuggets are $8 ($5 for children ages 12 and under); and fried shrimp are $9. Dinners are served with a choice of french fries or baked potato, cole slaw, bread and butter and beverages. There will also be a bake sale during dinner.  There will be a PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Sunday, April 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department Station No. 1 at 1632 Brady St. (M-57). Donations will be accepted. Money raised will go toward the purchase of a new digital camera. For more information, call (989) 845-2552 or (989) 666- 0206.  There will be a SOUP AND PIE SUPPER featuring all-you-can-eat homemade soup on Wednesday, April 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of New Lothrop, 7495 Orchard St. The price is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.  The Chesaning Knights of Columbus will host a SOCIAL NIGHT from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Chesaning K of C Hall. The menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sloppy joes, coney dogs, brats, fries and onion rings. Social nights are open to the public.  The Chapin United Methodist Church, 19848 S. Chapin Road, will host a HAM AND TURKEY SUPPER on Saturday, April 30, with serving from 4:30 to 7 p.m.The menu will include ham and turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, corn, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Takeouts will be available. Suggested donation is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 5-12, and free for ages under 5. Proceeds will go to the church improvement fund.  The New Lothrop Order of the Easter Stars will have an all-you-can-eat CHICKEN DINNER at the Masonic Lodge in New Lothrop on Thursday, April 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children. SUPPORT GROUPS  The SHIAWASSEE COUNTY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP will meet on Tuesday, April 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the St. Johns United Church of Christ, 429 N. Washington St. in Owosso. For more information, call Brenda Johnson at (989) 288-5241.  The SAGINAW COUNTY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Wednesday, April 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Healthsource Saginaw, 3340 Hospital Road, Saginaw.  ALS Association-Michigan Chapter SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Monday, April 18, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 545 7th St., Freeland from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For further information, contact ALS Association-MI Chapter at 1-866-927-2873.  Got a few pounds to lose? Join CHESANING TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) at the Rehmann Health Center on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Members win rewards as they lose. Weekly dues are only $1.25. There is a fee to join, and members receive a magazine with recipes, research and support stories each month. The first visit is free. FUNDRAISERS  The THIRD ANNUAL 5K9 WALK is a familyfriendly event to benefit the Shiawassee Humane Society. The walk will begin at Willman Field, 321 S. Dewey St., Owosso, on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. The cost for the walk is $20 per walker (with any number of dogs) and includes t-shirt, if postmarked by April 21. The walking route will be along the Shiawassee River Trail, over the footbridge, past the Curwood Castle, and the Steam Railroading Institute and finish on the 50 yard line at Willman Field. There will be vendors, sponsors and goody bags on site for all. The Humane Society is donating $5 to Abuse Bites for every walker/registration the group helps secure. Registration forms must have Abuse Bites logo for the organization to get the $5 credit. Registration Forms with the Abuse Bites logo are available online at www.abusebites.com (click on 5K9 Walk at right), via email at abusebites@gmail.com, or via mail at: Abuse Bites, 5K9 Registration, PO Box 1582, Owosso, MI 48867. All checks must be made payable to: Shiawassee Humane Society. For more information contact Lisa Freeman at (989) 729-2124.  There will be a SCRAPBOOKING CROP AND STAMPING DAY on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Charles United Methodist Church, 301 E. Belle Ave., St. Charles. The cost is $35 per person. Finger food snacks, lunch and dinner will be served. There will also be goodie bags, giveaway-tickets, vendors, make-and-takes, and a silent auction. Bring unused materials for the swap or sell table. Space is limited, so reserve by April 20. Call or email Linda Kube at (989) 928-8165 or kubelinda@gmail.com or Kelli Wilkins at (989) 798- 8717 or kelwilkins@yahoo.com. All proceeds go to benefit families and services in the community.  There will be a BENEFIT DINNER for Ryan Andrew Brainerd on Saturday, April 30, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Chesaning Knights of Columbus Hall. There will be a spaghetti dinner with bread, salad, drinks and dessert. The cost is $10 per person, free for those under age 10. There will also be entertainment provided by Hight Voltage Entertainment, with DJ Dustin doing music and karaoke all night. Raffle tickets will be sold for many prizes. Brainerd was in a car accident, suffering broken bones and many surgeries to his face. All proceeds will go towards medical bills and upcoming treatment. ODDS & ENDS  More than one million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey. FPU teaches families and individuals common sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth. FPU is available for churches, military, non-profit agencies and businesses. FPU will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1629 W. Brady Road, Chesaning. The classes will begin on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Contact Martin Maier at (989) 845-3157 for more information or to register.  The Genesee County Pheasants Forever Chapter SEED DISTRIBUTION FOR HABITAT PLANTING will be Saturday, April 30 for members at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton, in conjunction with the Genesee Conservation District tree sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second date will be Saturday, May 21 for the general public to distribute the remainder of the seed at the Gander Mountain Store, 5038 Miller Road, Flint, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (810) 635-7988 or (810) 695-5169, or visit the website at www.geneseecountypf.com.  The Marion Springs Conservation Club is hosting its annual CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT CLASS on Saturday, April 30 at the club, 20390 Brant Road. Participants must be 21 years old and registered before taking the class. Contact Bare's Sport Shop in St. Charles, (989) 865-6241 or Jerry Klick at (989) 661-2477.  Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 400 N. Saginaw St., Montrose, will host BINGO every Thursday, beginning May 5 in the Family Life Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available. This is a fundraiser to help with expenses of the parish. A22168. SCHOOLS  NEW LOTHROP KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION will be held in the elementary school library on Monday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Children who will be 5 years of age before Dec. 1, 2011 should be registered at that time. It will be necessary for parents to pre-register their children and to pick up the registration packet in the elementary school office prior to registration. The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Out-of-district students are welcome. For more information, call (810) 638-5026.  The MONTROSE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS are working to determine the number of potential kindergartners and preschoolers in the school district. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2011 is eligible to attend the full-day kindergarten program for the 2011- 2012 school year. Kindergarten/preschool census forms have been sent home with elementary school children, and administrators would appreciate the return of these forms. Those who have a child who will be eligible for kindergarten next year, or who have other preschool children at home and have not yet notified the school, can phone Carter Elementary School at (810) 591-8842 or 591-8844. Kindergarten and preschool packets, with registration materials, will be mailed to parents in early April. (Note: Kindergarten Registration dates are April 26 and April 28.)  Chesaning Union Schools KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP will be held Tuesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at Big Rock Elementary School. According to Big Rock Co-principal Colleen Nixon, this meeting is designed to introduce the school to incoming students, get the paperwork filled out, as well as schedule hearing and vision screenings with the health department. Then on Wednesday, Aug. 31, kindergarten parents are encouraged to come in for 90 minutes to spend time in the room of the actual teacher assigned, eat lunch and learn how the system works. As part of this program, the parents will also be able to go on a bus ride and check out the playground. Nixon explained that the teachers are looking to go more in depth to prepare the youngsters for school.  NEW LOTHROP AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, for a regular meeting in the High School Library, 9285 Easton Rd., New Lothrop.  NEW LOTHROP AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Personnel/Curriculum Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. and the Policy Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Administration Office, 9285 Easton Rd., New Lothrop.  CHESANING UNION SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Chesaning Middle School, 431 N. Fourth St., Chesaning.  MONTROSE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a Finance Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuehn-Haven Middle School media center, 303 Ray St., Montrose.  All parents who are interested in enrolling their children in preschool for the 2011-12 school year should plan to attend the CHESANING PRESCHOOL ROUND-UP on Wednesday, May 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Big Rock Elementary School. For more information, call (989) 845-8099. REUNIONS  Alumni of New Lothrop Area Public Schools and St. Michael’s School are invited to attend the 82ND ANNUAL ALUMNI BANQUET on Saturday, May 7. The potluck dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria, located at 9387 Genesee Road, New Lothrop. All graduates of New Lothrop and St. Michael’s are welcome to attend with their spouses. Please bring a passing dish and own table service.  The Chesaning Union High School Class of 1971 is currently planning its 40 YEAR CLASS REUNION for Aug. 20, at the Riverfront Grille in Chesaning. Organizers are looking for contact information on the following classmates: Penny Clark, Philip Clark, Karen Drake, Dennis Farlow, Pat James, Steve Kwekel, Rosemarie Langhals, Bill Murray, Sherry Oliver and Bernard Zoellner. If anyone has any information on any of these classmates or questions about the reunion, please contact organizers at chesaning1971reunion@gmail.com. HEALTH & SAFETY  Nathan Tomita, DO, MPH, general and bariatric surgeon at Memorial Healthcare will be hosting a free orientation on the INCISIONLESS ESOPHYX PROCEDURE for the treatment of heartburn on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. The goal of the procedure is to help individuals get back to living life to the fullest and eating the foods they love. Studies show most patients experience an 80 percent improvement in quality of life and the reduction/elimination of heartburn symptoms after having the EsophyX procedure. Studies also show 79 percent of patients remained off daily medication at two years. The goals of the EsophyX procedure are: Eat or drink the foods patients want when they want; sleep the way they desire; rapid recovery; and rapidly get back to work and their lives. Anyone who suffers with chronic GERD and would like more information about how the incisionless EsophyX surgery can get them back to living without the pills and without heartburn, should plan to attend this free presentation. To reserve a space, call 1-855- 805-INFO (4636) or for additional orientation dates, visit www.MemorialHealthcare.org. The EsophyX orientation will be held at the Memorial Medical Arts Building located at 721 N. Shiawassee Street in Owosso.  Kinetik Strength and Fitness, LLC presents KINETIKAMP Outdoor Fitness Kamp in Showboat Park, conducted by Rachel Hartges, NCSF certified personal trainer. The camp will run May 1 to June 11 with one hour sessions three times a week. Sessions will be in the morning and afternoon. The cost is $100 for six weeks. For more information, call Rachel at (989) 323-0173 or visit www.kinetikstrengthandfitness.com.

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