2013-01-27 / 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 • The MARION TOWNSHIP TREASURER will collect taxes in person by appointment on Wednesdays in January and February, with the exception of Feb. 27. Office hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the last tax collection day of Feb. 28. Taxes are due by Feb. 14 to avoid interest penalty. and by Feb. 28 to avoid being delinquent. Phone is (989) 643-7145 to make appointments. • The CHESANING TOWNSHIP BOARD has voted to extend the 2012 property tax due date to Thursday, Feb. 28. There will be no interest or penalty charged on winter taxes paid before March 1. Summer bills paid in February will incur six percent interest. Beginning March 1 all delinquent summer and winter taxes will be payable to the Saginaw County Treasurer at the Saginaw County Courthouse, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602. Chesaning Township regular office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; closed Wednesday and Thursday; however, the office will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. CLUBS AND CIVIC GROUPS • CHESANING ROTARY CLUB meets each Tuesday at noon at Riverfront Grille in downtown Chesaning. • CHESANING KIWANIS CLUB meets every Wednesday morning at The Bonnymill Inn, at 7 a.m. Meetings include informational programs. Call (989) 845-6229 for information. • The SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RAIDERS ASSOCIATION is holding its annual meeting and horse item auction on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Victor Township Hall, 6843 Alward Road, Laingsburg. Potluck starts at 2 p.m. with the auction to follow. Entertainment will be provided by Cowboy Danny. The group maintains the equestrian trail system within Sleepy Hollow State Park. New members are welcome. For more information, visit www.shtra.org. SUPPORT GROUPS • 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. For information, call JoAnn at (989) 845-7198 or Mary at (989) 845-3103. • WAIST-A-WEIGH, a weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Village Office, 110 Spruce St. For more information, call June at (989) 585-3210. • OAKLEY TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #1175, a weight-loss support group, meets every Tuesday at Brady Township Hall. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with the meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Jane Chrivia at (989) 845-3915 for further information. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #0525 of Chesaning meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Rehmann Health Center, 147 S. Saginaw St., Chesaning. For more information on this weight loss support group, call Joan Eaves at 989- 770-4368. • Want to lose weight? Join TOPS #MI.1313, Chesaning on Tuesday evenings at The Junction of Hope banquet room, 4136 W. Peet Road for group therapy. Weigh-in is at 6 p.m. For more information, call Geri Tyler at (810) 639-5763, or Mae Birchmeier at (989) 845- 6605. • TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every week on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church office building, 17994 Lincoln Road. Visitors are always welcome (preteens, teens and adults – male and female). First meeting is free. • ALS Association-Michigan Chapter SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Monday, Jan. 28, at Fenton United Methodist Church, New Family Center Building, 119 S. Leroy St., Fenton from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For further information, contact ALS Association-MI Chapter at 1-866-927- 2873. • NAR-ANON MEETINGS for relatives and friends of drug addicts are held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw, on Sundays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Chesaning closed ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings at 8 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Thursdays will now be held at the Chesaning Church of Christ, 9996 W. Peet Road (east of town). For more information, contact Tom R. at (989) 845-5623 or Kay H. at (989) 845-6499. • New TOPS CHAPTER #1864 meets at the Maple Grove Township Hall at M-57 and Lincoln Roads on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Come join in and become healthier while losing those unwanted pounds. For more information, call Fay at (989) 845-4608 or Jean at (810) 638- 5266. The first visit is free. • Memorial Healthcare in Owosso will host a free monthly SLEEP APNEA SUPPORT GROUP on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Medical Arts Building, 721 N. Shiawassee St., Owosso. Guest speaker will be Kerri Smith, registered dietician at Memorial, who will speak on how good nutrition can help sleep apnea patients. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Doug Rowden, manager for Neurodiagnostics, at (989) 729-4784. ODDS & ENDS • The CHESANING AREA MODEL FLYING CLUB will be holding a RC Airplane Swap Meet on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saginaw County Fairgrounds, 11350 Peet Road in Chesaning. All RC hobbies including airplanes, helicopters, kits, radios, accessories, boats, cars and trains will be swapped. Tables are $20 in advance, or $30 at the door (table cost does not include the $5 admission to the show). To reserve a spot, call (810)-743-6967. For more information, visit www.chesaningrcclub.org. • The Saginaw County C.A.C will be at the Chesaning Lions Club from 10 a.m. to noon, and United Methodist Church in St. Charles from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 for PROPANE SIGN UP. Participants will need to bring picture ID for everyone 18 and older in the household, current income from the last 30 days such as pay stubs, Social Security 2013, pension, DHS benefits, child support and Social Security cards for all household members. • Family reunions, wedding receptions, open houses or showers can be booked at the new FAMILY LIFE CENTER at Good Shepherd Parish, 400 N. Saginaw St., in Montrose. Spacious facility includes a full kitchen and stylish surroundings. To learn more, call (810) 639-7600. • The unique KIDZONE FAMILY EXPERIENCE at the New Lothrop Community Life Center (7406 S. Saginaw St.) holds two identical experiences every Saturday (6 to 8 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to noon). KidZone keeps families with kids of all ages laughing and talking all week long with live skits, great teaching, inflatables and a variety of games, which all combine for a unique and memorable experience that the entire family can enjoy together. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/kidzonefamily. CHURCHES • Oakley Community Church, 327 S. Main St., Oakley, conducts BIBLE STUDY every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. • Community Christian Fellowship, 219 S. Main St., Oakley, hosts WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. This is a time of caring and sharing led by Diane Keidel. Bible Study for everyone is held on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Pastor Dave at (989) 323-9584. • The Chesaning Knights of Columbus St. Christopher Council #2943 will host Mass and breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Charles. Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m., with breakfast served from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • St. Charles United Methodist Church will host the program IMMIGRATION AND THE BIBLE on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 301 W. Belle Ave., St. Charles. Rev. Paul Perez, regional coordinator of Justice For Our Neighbors-Southeastern Michigan (JFONSEMI) will speak to the issue of immigration. JFON-SEMi is dedicated to welcoming immigrants by providing free high-quality immigration legal services, education and advocacy. FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP • The Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus will hold a FISH, SHRIMP AND CHICKEN dinner take out on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. at 400 N. Saginaw St., Montrose. • Chesaning American Legion Post 212 will hold their MONTHLY BREAKFASTS on the first Sunday of the month. The breakfasts will run from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children, and free for children 5 and under. The menu will include bacon, sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits, French toast, pancakes, hash browns, eggs to order, milk, orange juice, and coffee. Attendees are encouraged to bring an item for the CAER Center Pantry to help replenish it for those less fortunate and in need of these items. • Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Montrose will be hosting its monthly COUNTRY BREAKFAST on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Family Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon. The menu of pancakes, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, and biscuit and sausage gravy will be served. This is a free will donation and is a fundraiser for the needs of the parish. • There will be a SOUPER BOWL SOUP SUPPER on [Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church, 1767 E. Burt Road, Burt. The menu will include chili, chicken noodle and potato soups, with salad and desserts. The cost is by donation. • The New Lothrop VFW Post #6579 has changed its SUNDAY BREAKFAST schedule. As of Feb. 1, the breakfast will be served monthly on the third Sunday of the month. The cost will be $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those under age 6. Those with a party of 20 or more who cannot make the third Sunday should call the Post and a new date will be scheduled. • A BENEFIT PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Cyril Catholic Church, Bannister, in the parish hall, with all food and supplies furnished by the Knights of Columbus. A freewill offering is being requested, with 100 percent of the funds going to two local charities: The Elsie Food Bank and The Elsie Baby Pantry. Last year, a total of $1,200.00 was collected and distributed to these two charities. The parish hall is located at 517 E. Main St., Bannister. For further information or directions, contact (989) 862- 5270 or visit St. Cyril’s website at www.stcyrilchurch.com.

FUNDRAISERS • Bulldog Kids Care and Sunshine Learning Center will be holding a SCAPBOOKING CROP on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. at St. Charles Elementary School, 801 W. Walnut St., St. Charles. The crop includes: eight foot table, lunch coupons, snacks, dinner, goody bags, silent auction, vendors, make-n-takes, tool table with cuttlebug, cricut create and more. The cost is $35. Pick up registration forms at Sunshine Learning Center or Bulldog Kids Care located in St. Charles Elementary, or contact Renee at 989-865-9210, thorntonr@stccs.org or Christy at 989-865- 7961, sheldonc@stccs.org. All crafters are welcome. SCHOOLS • ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the elementary school library, 801 W. Walnut Street, St. Charles. SENIORS • COFFEE AND CONVERSATION FOR SENIORS is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Swanhaven Manor, 300 Kennely road in Thomas Township. Enjoy refreshments and fellowship in the Swan Room. All seniors are welcome. HEALTH & SAFETY • Memorial Healthcare’s Cancer Center welcomes Lyndsay Ruff, Memorial Healthcare registered dietitian, who will present a free lunch and learn presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 29 entitled, “HEALTHY EATING TO HELP PREVENT CANCER.” This presentation will be held at Memorial’s Medical Arts Building, 721 N. Shiawassee Street (M-52), Owosso from noon to 1 p.m. Space is limited to the first 20 people and lunch is provided. Individuals must RSVP to Becky Nickels, educator/liaison coordinator at Memorial’s Cancer Center, at (989) 729-4786 by 5 p.m. on January 28. For additional information on Memorial Healthcare services and events visit www.memorialhealthcare.org. • The Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority and Delta College will present free MICHIGAN AUTISM SAFETY TRAINING for family, school and community on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Delta College, Room N- 007. Sgt. Scott Schuelke, autism safety specialist, and Stacie Rulison, operations manager, for the Autism Alliance of Michigan, will be the presenters. The training will provide participants an opportunity to: expand their knowledge of autism and autistic behaviors; increase understanding of safety risks to individuals with autism and individuals with special needs in the home, school and community settings; acquire information and resources to develop and launch a safety plan; and learn community outreach strategies to increase autism awareness and safety. To register, email Dawn Jurik at dawnjurik@delta.edu or call her at (989) 686-9176. The registration deadline is Feb. 1. • TRI-TOWNSHIP FIRE BOARD meets every other Thursday at 7 p.m. at 106 Spruce St. in St. Charles. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee has scheduled two upcoming VOLUNTEER TRAINING options. The first is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Paul Catholic Church in the Father Whelan Room, Lower level, 111 N. Howell St., Owosso. Parking is in the block north of the church and also south of the church across M-21. Training will also be offered on Tuesday, April 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Perry Church of the Nazarene. Entrance to the church is off of S. M-52, just south of Perry, past the Ruppert Road turnoff. A light meal will be provided at each training. The training is designed to prepare volunteers to serve adults with ongoing health needs, and their caregiving families, and especially persons who are frail, elderly, and living alone. There is no cost to attend the training. For additional information, see the website at www.shiarespite.org or the Respite Volunteer Facebook page, call (989) 725-1127 or stop by the office at The Shaw House on the Memorial Healthcare Campus, 710 W. King St. in Owosso. The main entrance is on the parking lot side. Persons who are interested in taking the training are asked to register by e-mail to respitevolunteer@frontier.com or by calling (989) 725-1127.

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