2013-12-29 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

PARENTING WITH LOVE – Chesaning Union Schools will be offering free Parenting the Love and Logic® Way classes to all parents in the Chesaning school district. The class is a six-week course geared toward parenting children from toddlers to preteens. In the course, participants will learn how to avoid enabling and power struggles, to stay calm, to set limits, and to help kids learn from mistakes. Classes start Monday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m. at Chesaning Middle School. Food will be provided, along with a place to bring children during the classes. For more information, contact Chesaning Guidance Counselor Jerry Ciarlino at (989) 845-8099 extension 1377. Call to reserve a spot; space is limited.

MONTROSE BLOOD DRIVE DEC. 30 – A blood drive will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church, 158 E. State St., Montrose. Donors must be at least 17 years old and in good health. Donors should hydrate, wear comfortable clothing, bring ID and bring a friend. As an incentive, when a donor gives blood at the Dec. 30 event, he or she will receive a two ounce sample brick of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and a coupon for a free pound of coffee. The blood drive is co-sponsored by the Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus Council #8669. For more information, call (810) 639-6925 or (810) 639- 6317.

CHS FINANCIAL AID NIGHT – In an effort to remove some of the confusion and complexity of financial aid for college students, the guidance department of Chesaning Union High School is hosting a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Ryan Truemner, financial aid officer at Baker College of Owosso, will be presenting important information on the sources of financial aid available to 2014-15 college students. He will also cover the details on how to complete the application form. This session is free of charge and parents and students are encouraged to attend.

FOOTBALL FRENZY WINNERS WEEK EIGHT – The winners of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce Football Frenzy for Week Eight are: first place, Jacob Snyder, of Chesaning, 140 pts., $100; second place, Charlie Devota, of Chesaning, 134 pts., $70; third place-tie, Dennis Lackowski, of Harbor Beach, and John Tithof, of Gaylord, 131 pts., $55 each; fifth place, Jeff Barancik, of Chesaning, 127 pts., $40; sixth place, Phil Schmiege, of Oakley, 126 pts., $30; first place low, Brenda Schaffer, of Oakley, 17 pts., $30; second place lowtie, Erik Keck, of Chesaning, Stephen Welch, of Grand Blanc, and Dave Montpas, of Davison, 30 pts., $6.67.

TRASH SERVICE DELAYED – The New Year’s holiday falls on a weekday and will impact solid waste collection services provided to some Mid Michigan Waste Authority member communities. With New Year’s falling on Wednesday, collection services will be delayed one day for communities whose normal service day falls on the holiday and also those regularly scheduled day is Thursday or Friday. Affected communities include Chapin Township, Chesaning Township and Village, Richland Township, St. Charles Township, Albee Township, Brady Township, Maple Grove Township, and St. Charles Village. Residents in those communities should set out materials one day later than normal during both holiday weeks.

REP. GLARDON ANNOUNCES LOCAL ARTS GRANTS – The Shiawassee Arts Council in Owosso and Michigan Festivals & Events in Chesaning will receive state grants totaling more than $100,000, State Rep. Ben Glardon announced Thursday, Dec. 19. The Shiawassee Arts Council will receive $75,000 and Michigan Festivals & Events will receive $50,000. “Arts and culture improve our overall quality of life and help give local communities a sense of identity,” said Glardon, R-Owosso. “With the help of this funding, these groups can continue their worthwhile efforts.” A total of 384 grants were awarded statewide. All grant applications were evaluated through a process of peer review.

FOOTBALL FRENZY WINNERS WEEK NINE – The winners of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce Football Frenzy for Week Nine are: first place, Audra Birchmeier, of Kalamazoo, 134 pts., $100; second place, Donald Sadilek, of Chesaning, 120 pts., $70; third place, Sara Jensen, of Chesaning, 119 pts., $60; fourth place, Scott Tithof, of Fairfax, Calif., 116 pts., $50; fifth place-tie, Eddie Ebenhoeh, of Chesaning, and Randy Shepard, of Corunna, 115 pts., $35 each; first place low, Nate Hebl, of Reese, 20 pts., $30; second place low, Luke Streeter, of Chesaning, 21 pts., $20.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Thursday, Dec. 26 was Carolyn Rehmann, of St. Charles. Guest drawer was Jeanne Marcello, of the Tri- County Citizen.

CORRECTION – In the Dec. 22 issue of the Tri-County Citizen, Hehr Glass Office Manager Dawn Adams was misidentified as Peggy Adams. The Chesaning Village Council has approved the Hehr Glass request for a 50 percent tax abatement for the next 12 years. Village President Joe Sedlar, Jr. told Hehr Glass Office Manager Dawn Adams, “Thank you for investing in the community.”

HOLIDAY HOURS – Montrose Township Office has made some minor adjustments to its schedule during the holidays. During the week of New Year’s Day, Montrose Township office and senior center will be open Monday, Dec. 30, and Tuesday, Dec. 31. They will be closed for the rest of the week. According to Montrose Township Supervisor Mark Emmendorfer, the major structural changes will be made to the senior center during the holiday break.

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