In brief

Fundraiser planned for group running for township board

FLINT TWP. — A fundraiser for the Leadership for 2012 and Beyond Team, the first group to announce plans to run for township office this year, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 27 at Encore Sports Grill and Event Center, G3503 Beecher Rd.

Michelle “Shelly” King, a former assistant to the township supervisor from 1993 until 2004, is running for supervisor. She heads up the Leadership for 2012 slate of challengers that includes Marsha Binelli running for treasurer, Alex Clark running for clerk, and Mark Rowley and Deborah Nebraski running for trustees. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. Tickets are $25 and will be available at the door, by calling King at 810-845- 0223, or from any slate member.

All seats on the seven-member board are up for election. The candidate filing deadline is May 15. — R.S.

Kudos to spelling champs

FLINT TWP. —Congratulations are in order for Rani Richardson and Joel McCallister who were winners in the Genesee County Spelling Bee. Richardson was the 10th grade winner and finished second in the overall county competition for grades 9-12. McCallister placed third among 11th graders, competing against 14 other students from seven different school districts in Genesee County. Students from grades 7, 11 and 12 competed on March 12 in contests held at the Genesee Intermediate School District’s Davis Education Center. Spellers from grades 8, 9 and 10 competed on March 13 and fifth- and sixth-grade bee took place on March 9. — R.S.

C-A Robotics team shoots and scores in March Madness

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth High School First Robotics team 314, aka “Big Mo” finished fourth overall at the Detroit District Competition at Wayne State University last weekend. Forty high school robotics team from southeast Michigan competed in the event called Rebound Rumble engaging robots the students made in their own version of March Madness, a basketball shooting competition.

With an overall 4th place ranking, C-A qualified for elimination matches and ended as a semi-finalist. Also they were chosen by all the judges to receive the Gracious Professionalism Award given by Johnson & Johnson Corporation. They will compete this weekend at a competition in the Niles District Competition at Niles High School March 23-24. . The state tournament is April 12-14 at Eastern Michigan University and a world tournament two weeks later in St. Louis. — R.S.

Annual Barry Saunders basketball game Friday night

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Men at W.O.R.K. fathers’ group will play against the Grand Blanc West Middle School Male Mentor Group and Staff in the 4th annual “Barry Saunders Classic on March 23. Named after a late school board member and community leader, the basketball game is a fundraiser for a variety of children’s activities sponsored by Men at W.O.R.K. Doors open Friday at 5:30 p.m. and game time is 6:30 p.m. in the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School gym. Student tickets are free and adult tickets are $5 at the door. Students in grades K-8 must be accompanied by an adult. The event also includes concessions, raffles and half-time entertainment. For details or ticket info call 810-591-3890 or 810 591- 7309. — R.S.

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