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Hunter Melton, right, receives his award from Jeanine Sapelak of State Bank in Grand Blanc.

Hunter Melton, right, receives his award from Jeanine Sapelak of State Bank in Grand Blanc.

Intern honored for work

GRAND BLANC — The State Bank has honored Grand Blanc Community Schools Co-Op/Intern for the month of January to Hunter Melton.

Hunter has been working in the Grand Blanc Schools Career Resource Center. He is responsible for data entry, assisting with students and any of the general office tasks. Hunter plans on attending the University of Michigan Ann- Arbor to pursue a degree in education.

Students and businesses will be recognized each month for their participation in the Grand Blanc coop/ Intern program. — G.G.

Local auctioneer receives high state awards

BURTON — The Michigan State Auctioneers Association held its 60th Annual Conference last month in Lansing. Steven Cole and Associates in Burton won three different First Place awards in the Auction Marketing Competition: Industrial Machinery & Equipment, Specialty Auctions and Media Coverage Television Commercial. — G.G.

Company names Davison resident Driver of the Month

DAVISON — The Crete Carrier Corporation terminal in Columbus, Ohio, named Marvin Allen of Davison, Driver of the Month for December.

Allen started driving 14 years ago and has logged 1.5 million accident-free miles.

“Marvin did very well in December 2010 to achieve Driver of the Month,” supervisor Cindi Sergent said. “He ran over 15,193 miles and his safety points and truck factors were very good.”

Allen received a plaque and will compete with drivers of the month from 16 other terminals for Crete Carrier Corporation’s Driver of the Year award, which is awarded in December.

To be named Driver of the Month, drivers must be accident-free for the month of recognition, maintain mileage requirements, keep accurate logs and warrant no disciplinary actions stemming from complaints within or without the company.

Crete Carrier Corporation, based in Lincoln, Neb., is the fastest-growing privately owned trucking company in the nation. With 17 terminals and approximately 3,734 trucks, it hauls general commodities throughout the continental 48 states, Canada and Mexico. — G.G.

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