2018-07-15 / News Briefs


TTA ANNUAL MEEETING – The Twin Township Ambulance annual membership meeting will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 6 p.m. at the TTA office, 7900 Saginaw St., New Lothrop.

BLOOD DRIVE – The St. Peter Parish Catholic Church youth group will host a blood drive on Wednesday, July 18 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Parish Hall in Chesaning. If the youth group signs up 20 or more donors, Michigan Blood will make a contribution of $10 to the youth group for every person who attempts to donate. Call 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or visit https://www.versiti.org/ways-to-give/our-communities/michigan to schedule your appointment. Donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days if they are a healthy person age 17 or older (or 16 with parent or guardian permission), weighing 112 pounds or more. However, females age 18 and younger must weigh 120 pounds or more. For general questions, call 1-866-642-5663 or email info@miblood.org.

REP FREDERICK SETS OFFICE HOURS – State Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso) will be holding local office hours on Monday, July 23 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly St. in Perry. No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend but would still like to speak with Frederick can contact his Lansing office at (517) 373-0841 or BenFrederick@house. mi.gov.

REP. FARIS ANNOUNCES SUMMER READING CONTEST – State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) will be holding a summer reading contest for students in grades first through eighth in the 48th House District. Those who submit contest forms will be entered into a random drawing for a bookstore gift card. The contest ends on Labor Day. Online entry forms are available at faris.housedems.com. Students only need to write down the title and total page count of the books they read throughout the summer. All submissions must be received on or before Sept. 13. Mailed entries may be sent to Rep. Pam Faris, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI. 48909-7514. Winners from grades first through fourth and fifth through eighth will be announced on Sept. 14. For more information, contact Rep. Faris at (517) 373-7557.

THEATRE 57 – Season tickets are now on sale for Clio Cast and Crew’s 2018-19 season, with

performances at Theatre 57, 2220 W. Vienna Road in Clio. The passes allow purchasers to guarantee their seat and also receive a discount. Shows are as follows: Who’s in Bed with the Butler, Sep. 28 to Oct. 7; God Rest Ye, Gerry Mentlemen Dec. 5 to Dec. 9; The Mousetrap, Feb 15. To Feb. 24; Calendar Girls, April 26 to May 5; and Swamp Opera June 21 to June 30. Visit www.cliocastandcrew.com for more information.

NL CAR SHOW – Vehicles, live music, 5K, and plenty of food and entertainment and more will encompass the 29th Annual New Lothrop Car Show, set for Saturday, July 28. Events include, besides the car show, contests such as: stereo muffler rap, pedal tractor pulls, pizza eating, hula hoop contest, ugly dog contest and a karaoke contest. There will also be craft booths, an auto swap, imagination playground, face painting and music by DJ Pat Dolan. Car show trophies will be awarded to the top 50 vote-getters, as well as Best of Show, runner up and third place. Dash plaques and goodie bags will also be guaranteed to the first 100 vehicles. Food and beer tents will be on-site. The 5K run/walk and the Village of New Lothrop garage/yard sales will make a return as well. Visit www.nlcarshow.com for complete details.

SAGINAW COUNTY FAIR – The annual Saginaw County Fair in Chesaning at 11350 Peet Road is set from Tuesday, July 31 to Saturday, Aug. 4. Admission is $10 Tuesday - Thursday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday and covers parking, Grandstand events, rides, activities, entry into exhibits and fireworks. Mega Passes are also available for $40. Grandstand acts will be: Tuesday July 31 - Dog Agility Demonstration; Wednesday Aug. 1 - Unique Motor Sports Demolition Derby; Thursday, Aug. 2 - Outlaw Motocross; Friday, Aug. 3 - Gas Guzzy Monster Truck Thrill Show; and Saturday, Aug. 4 - Lost Nations Rodeo. Fairgrounds are open daily until 11 p.m. Exhibit buildings are open until 10 p.m. The midway will run from 1 p.m. until close and will include rides, food and games. For more details call (989) 845-2143 or visit www.saginawcountyfair.org.

SUMMER TAXES – Chesaning Township Treasurer Cathy Gross said township property owners should have received their summer tax bills by now. The summer taxes should be paid by

Sept. 14, to avoid late fees. Property owners also have the option to defer their summer taxes; but must inform the treasurer before Sept. 14.

STATE REVENUE SHARING – Chesaning Township recently received a state revenue sharing check in the amount of $28,898. Township treasurer Cathy Gross said it’s $400 more than the township received this time last year.

OPEN SEAT – At least two people have expressed interest in filling the vacant seat on the Oakley Village Council. Earlier this year, trustee Cheryl Bolf resigned. Since more than one person expressed interest in filling the seat, trustee Kathy Kelly suggested the board leaving it up to the voters to decide. The deadline for filing as a candidate for Oakley Village Council is Tuesday, July 24, before 4 p.m. Prospective candidates should either contact Brady Township Clerk Beverly Wenzlick or file with the Saginaw County Clerk. Candidates can also obtain the necessary affidavit of identity and other forms on the www.michigan. gov/sos website; see filing for office. It should be noted that the Oakley Village Council will have five seats on the November ballot; but all candidates must file before the 4 p.m. deadline July 24.

COUNTRY HAPPENINGS – The annual Country Happenings Festival in Marion Springs is set for Sunday, July 29 at 20800 Marion Road, near the corner of Marion and Merrill roads. The Country Kitchen will open at 10 a.m., serving items like hot dogs, burgers, fries, funnel cakes and cinnamon rolls. Line-up for the parade will also be at 10 a.m. at the Marion Township Fire Department, 10925 Merrill Road. The procession will begin at 11 a.m. Other events scheduled include the pie bake-off tent, a live auction at 12:30 p.m., the weekend-long men’s’ slow pitch softball tournament and Saturday’s cornhole tournament. Kids’ games with prizes will be awarded, and a live-fire demonstration, conducted by the fire department, is set for 3 p.m.

KC RAFFLE WINNERS – The winners of the Chesaning Knights of Columbus 50/50 raffle for July are Jeff Roy, Angie Neitling, Nelva Angst and Dave Koviak.

STC MILLAGE - On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the voters of St. Charles Community Schools will be asked to consider the renewal of the operating millage

for St. Charles Community Schools. This consideration is for the 18-mill levy on non-homestead property. This request was approved by voters in May, 2009. It would continue the 18-mill levy from previous years and would be levied on non-homestead property only (seasonal residence, second homes and business property). For more information about the proposed millage renewal, contact school superintendent Mike Decker at deckerm@stccs.org, finance director Courtney Traver at traverc@stccs.org; or call (989) 865-9961.

OAKLEY SPEAKER – Keith Valentine, a member of Oakley Community Church, was a special guest speaker at the July Oakley Village Council, meeting. Valentine said they are very excited about the church’s new parking lot, which had been the site of a structure fire, years before. He explained that the church fish fry dinners have helped pay for asphalt for the new parking lot. Valentine runs the 50/50 during the fish fry and this year, everyone has given their winnings back to the church. The Oakley Community Church has been awarding scholarships to Oakley graduates, recipients have included Jennifer Coon, Olivia Jackson and Cole Qualls. He explained that while Qualls doesn’t actually live in Oakley, he is very active in the church and definitely deserves the scholarship award. Valentine also invited everyone to Oakley Community Church Annual Fun Fest on Sept. 9.

CORRECTION – Those seeking a seat on the Montrose Community Schools Board of Education need to contact the Genesee County Clerk’s Office - Election Division (810) 257-3283. The building is located at 900 S. Saginaw Street, Second floor, Flint.

OUT OF THE RED – During the July 10 meeting, Oakley Village Treasurer Anita Pasik said the general fund was $3,400 in the negative. Trustee Kathy Kelly asked, “Why is the general fund negative?” Deputy clerk Jim Freelitz said, “I deposited our state revenue sharing (check) today.”

BOCKEE STREET – Oakley Village Trustee Norm Wolf gave a brief update on the Bockee Street road work. He said the contractor has had some equipment problems causing a delay, but the project is still set to be done this year.

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