2009-11-01 / News Briefs


DDA TAKING BIDS FOR LIGHT POLES – The Chesaning Downtown Development Authority is taking sealed bids for the four streetlight poles that were on the M-57 bridge over the Shiawassee River. Bids will be opened at the DDA meeting held on Wednesday, Nov. 11. A reserve is in place. Bids should be sent to the Chesaning Village Office, Attention: DDA, 1100 W. Broad St., Chesaning, MI 48616. Light poles will be sold in “as-is” condition. For inspection or any questions, contact David Duey at (989) 845-2926.

CORRECTION -- Last week's Fall Homestyles Ad for the Safehearth Electric Heater with Air Purification listed an incorrect phone number. Please call Ed Hemker's cell phone at 989-245-3050 (not 845) for information. We regret the inconvenience that this has caused.

ANNUAL VETERANS’ DINNER – The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6579 in New Lothrop will sponsor a dinner for any veteran who served in the United States Armed Services, along with their families, on Sunday, Nov. 8. Doors will open at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. There is no cost for the dinner, but donations will be accepted. For reservations, please contact Auxiliary President Jeannette Clark at (810) 639-6984 or Carley Tallman at (810) 639-6684.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce bi-weekly raffle for Wednesday, Oct. 28 was Peggy Ruhl. Guest drawer was Bobbi Bates of Studio 1-2-4.

COLLGE PLANNING NIGHT – On Monday, Nov. 16, Chesaning High School will be hosting a College Planning Night for interested students and parents. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium, and will feature guest speaker Renae Gavitt of Aquinas College. Topics will include academics, scholarships, financial aid and tips to get organized in a college search. All area parents and students are invited to attend. For more information, call Wanda Kensrud at the high school, (989) 845-2040.

GLEASON TO HOST H1N1 FORUM – State Senator John Gleason (D-Flushing) will be hosting a community forum on the H1N1 virus on Monday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mott Community College RTC Auditorium, 1401 E. Court St., Flint. The forum will bring in medical representatives to answer questions and address concerns of local residents. There will be a panel of medical experts, as well as a question and answer session for attendees.

HELP FOR THE UNINSURED – Saginaw County residents who have no health insurance can schedule an appointment for the Healthy Futures Clinic at the Rehmann Health Center, 147 S. Saginaw St., Chesaning. The doctor provides free health assessments and primary care treatments with referrals to other agencies if needed. This service is open to adults and children on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The next clinic will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10. For information and/or appointment, call (989) 845-3911.

COATS FOR CAER – New or gently used coats for the Chesaning Area Emergency Relief (CAER) Center can be dropped off at the Burger King of Chesaning.

H1N1 FLU UPDATES – Many local health centers and businesses have been inundated by calls asking about the status of H1N1 flu vaccines. Contact your county public health department for information: Saginaw County Public Health Department – (989) 758-3828 www.saginawpublichealth.org/articles.asp?hdid=54;

Genesee County Public Health Department – (810) 257-3887 www.gchd.us/hottopics/h1n1flue.asp; Shiawassee County Public Health Department - (989) 743-2390 http:// health shiawassee.net; Center for Disease Control www.cdc.gov/h1n11flu/

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