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Residents urged to keep fire hydrants clear of snow

FLINT TWP. — As the snow piles higher and higher, Fire Chief Tom Stadler has issued a request to residents and business owners to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow and also to make sure that address signs are visible. Critical time can be lost when firefighters have to first locate then dig out a fire hydrant to establish a water supply. This delay can have catastrophic results. — R.S.

WFBA hosting county 911 director today

FLINT TWP. — Spring Tremaine, director of Genesee County 911, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 15 in the meeting room of the Golden Corral restaurant, 4200 Miller Road. Tremaine will talk about 911 behind the scenes and how it spends tax dollars and serves the community. Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller will give a brief update on township news. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome to join. — R.S.

Police offering more seminars to teach churches self-protection

FLINT TWP. — Based on demand, the township Police Department has scheduled two more sessions of its “Responses to Violent Intruders in Places of Worship,” a two-hour seminar to train church people how to protect themselves. Two sessions previously held drew a good turnout, according to Police Chief George Sippert. The next two sessions are set for 6-8 p.m. on March 8 and 22 and will be held in the community room at the police station, 5200 Norko Drive. Interested participants are asked to pre-register by calling 810-600- 3270, bring identification but no weapons and to arrive by 5:45 p.m. Presented by township officers who are certified instructors, the training is designed for clergy and others who are involved in maintaining church or building security. The training is being offered free of charge to places of worship located in Flint Township. Class size is limited to 45 people per session. — R.S.

Hamilton CHN Hosts “Kids Dental Day”

GENESEE COUNTY — February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) is hosting a “Kid’s Dental Day.” If your child is overdue for a dental check-up now is the perfect time to bring them in. Services will be offered from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Feb. 19 at one of the three locations: Hamilton’s Main Clinic, 2900 N. Saginaw St., Burton Clinic, G-3375 S Saginaw St., or The Dental North Clinic, 5399 N. Saginaw St. Routine dental services will be provided for those who qualify. There will be fun activities for the children, raffle drawings, and great prizes. HCHN is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive quality, community-oriented health care for the underserved throughout Genesee County. Details: 810-406-4246. — R.S.

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