In brief

GAIN board members appointed

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees recently approved a resolution appointing Supervisor Karyn MIller to represent it on the Genesee Auto Investigation Network (G.A.I.N.) board, governing a multijurisdictional auto theft investigations unit. Police Chief George Sippert was named the alternate. The township police department has been a G.A.I.N. member since 1991. There were 119 reported auto thefts in Flint Township in 2010, down from 121 in 2009 and 201 in 2008, according to a 2011 annual report from the Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority. — R.S.

Twp. in process of getting business license fees

FLINT TWP. — Since Oct. 31 the township has been working on business license fees, Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director, reported to the board of trustees meeting last week. About 150 renewals are outstanding and will be processed in the next week, she said. The license forms provide information necessary for police and fire protection and other planning, zoning and land use purposes. The registry of businesses operating in the township is renewed annually. — R.S.

CAHS students receive high marks at Solo Festival

LAPEER — District 3 Solo & Ensemble Festival at Lapeer East High School. Receiving excellent ratings were: Carman-Ainsworth Men’s Choir, Robbie Williams, Staphon Elliott, Kayla Davis, Andrea Pringle, Angela Laster, Tommi Gibbons, and Terresha Moore. Receiving an excellent rating qualifies them for State Solo/Ensemble in April. MSBOA festivals are held in 16 districts in January and February. More than 1,200 public, parochial and private schools and over 1,600 instrumental music teachers in Michigan are represented. — R.S.

HOSA regional winners headed for state meet

FLINT TWP. — Mishaal Khan, senior student representative on the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education, announced at last week’s meeting that she is one of a big group of students who qualified last month at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Region 7 leadership conference to move on to the state level competition.

Last year, only about six or seven C-A students qualified for the state meet but this year about 17 students will get to go and stay at the Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City where the state competition will be held in April, Khan said. They will join about 1,600 high school students and teachers from across Michigan gathering at the two-day event to test their health science skills for a chance to advance to the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. Khan also reported that C-A’s HOSA group will be sponsoring its second blood drive of the year on March 17. — R.S.

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