2009-11-29 / News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

NL CANDLEWALK SET FOR DEC. 10 – Holiday favorites will return as the New Lothrop Candlewalk returns on Dec. 10. Returning events include ice sculptures, reindeer, a house decorating contest, pictures with Santa, live music, food, kids activities, hay rides, trolley rides and more. Event entries are by donation, with proceeds benefiting local families in need for the holiday season. Watch next week’s Tri-County Citizen for complete details.

BLACK AND WHITE BABY AD DEADLINE APPROACHING -- For those who wish to submit black and white baby ads for Chesaning High School seniors, the deadline is fast approaching and space is becoming limited. Please make sure to get orders into the high school yearbook staff by Dec. 1. Forms have been mailed home, however if more are needed they are available in the office. For more information, call adviser Todd Vondrasek at 989-845-2040.

NL VILLAGE COUNCIL VACANCY – the Village of New Lothrop has a council trustee vacancy. Village residents interested in the position should send a letter of interest to Village of New Lothrop, P.O. Box 313, New Lothrop, MI 48460. The deadline for accepting applications is Dec. 1. For more information, please call (810) 638-5496. The vacancy will be filled a the Dec. 9 village council meeting.

KAHN ANNOUNCES OFFICE HOURS – State Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township, announce that office hours for Saginaw County residents will be held on Monday, Nov. 30 from 2-3 p.m. at the Chesaning Village Office, 1100 W. Broad St. Members of the 32nd District lawmakers staff will be available during office hours. Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Adams and Local Media Advisor Bob Grnak will provide constituents with an opportunity to meet and discuss concerns. For more information, contact Kahn’s office toll-free at 1- 866-305-2132.

WELDING CLASSES AT CHS – Two Delta College welding classes will be offered at Chesaning High School. The first class is shield metal arc welding, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Class time is from 6 to 9:15 p.m., and will run for five consecutive Tuesdays. The second welding class is MIG wire welding. This class will start Feb. 23, 2010. Each course will cost $140. Students completing these courses will receive one Delta College credit. High school seniors are eligible to take this course. Class size is limited to seven students. If interested, please contact Steve Guzdial at (989) 845-2040, ext. 1103.

CHAMBER RAFFLE 2010 – Tickets for the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce raffle are now available. Tickets are $20 each. Prizes awarded are $300, twice a month. For information contact the Chamber at (989) 845- 3055.

 

H1N1 VACCINE CLINIC -- The Saginaw County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) announces a public H1N1 vaccine clinic scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Center Courts, 3320 N. Center, in Saginaw Township. At this time, the following high risk groups, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are able to obtain the vaccine: pregnant women; persons who live with or provide care for infants less than 6 months of age; health-care and emergency medical services personnel; children age 6 months - 24 years old, or 25 - 64 years old with a medical condition that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications Any child who is 9 years old or younger, and received the first dose of the H1N1 flu vaccine before Oct. 31, can obtain the second dose of the vaccine during this clinic. Parents/guardians must bring the child's Influenza Vaccination Record in order to receive the second dose. There is no charge for the vaccine. Persons wishing to get the vaccine for themselves or their children should bring proof of identification. Persons are also strongly encouraged to bring insurance cards with them to clinics, if available. Please visit the web site www.saginawpublichealth.org or call the 2009 H1N1 information line at (989) 758-3828 frequently for updated information regarding H1N1 flu vaccine.

OUR LADY SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS – The winners of the Our Lady Football Sweepstakes for Week 4, Nov. 22, were: Deb Aldrich, of Chesaning, 110 pts., $150, sold by Melissa Aldrich; Vivian Hornak, of Chesaning, 110 pts., $150, sold by Aaron Tithof; Dennis Copes, of Chesaning, 109 pts., $50, sold by Dan Copes; Chad Maike, of Chesaning, 107 pts., $40, sold by Aaron Tithof; David Thompson, of Chesaning, 106 pts., $30, sold by Katie Eichler; Jim Griewank, of Saginaw, 104 pts., $20, sold by Melissa Aldrich; Al Maike, of Chesaning, 103 pts., $10, sold by Ron Chludil; Scott Vincke, of Chesaning, 103 pts., $10, sold by Aaron Tithof; Scott Goist, of Chesaing, 103 pts., $10, sold by Curt Barancik; John Griffin, of Clifford, 24 pts., $25, sold by Anne Stasa; Steve Devota, of Chesaning, 24 pts., $25, sold by Patty Devota.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Wednesday, Nov. 25, was Randy Hitts. Guest drawer was Greg Bruff of Waddell and Reed.

BIG ROCK GIVES BIG – During the Nov. 23 Chesaning Union School Board meeting, Big Rock Elementary School Principal Jan Krause talked about several good things happening at the school. Krause reported that the Big Rock Student Council recently donated $218 to the Chesaning United Appeal. Among their fundraisers was the sale of 553 bags of popcorn. The student council also collected food for Chesaning Area Emergency Response (CAER). When the final count was finished, the students had collected 2,478 food items for those in need, which was 700 items more than the previous year. The student council will also be wrapping gifts as a fundraiser. “The main thing is our recycling program,” Krause said. The school had already recycled 1,891.25 lbs. of paper. Students are recycling other items as well. Big Rock has recycling bins in every classroom, thanks to bins contributed by Chesaning Township, the Village of Chesaning and Maple Grove Township. Now, the school will be working with the Mid Michigan Waste Authority for a competition to earn an outdoor bench made of recycled materials.

SCHOOLS UPDATE POLICIES – The Chesaning Union Schools approved policy changes recommended by NEOLA, an organization, which specializes in updating school policies. During the Nov. 23 Chesaning School Board meeting, Board Secretary Kathy Wasmiller read off the list of areas where policy changes or adjustments were made. The changes included, graduation requirements, student assessment, family and medical leave absences for both professional staff and support staff, weapons policy, handling of investments, email, public records, student records and students with regard to the sex offender registry and criminal convictions. The changes recommended by NEOLA were approved unanimously.

NEW BOOKS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES – The Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of new books for social studies classes. The cost of the new social studies books for grades 1 – 4 is $16,672.68. Books for grades 5 – 8 will run $20,645. Both sets of books were published by MacMillan/McGraw-Hill.

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