In brief

Getting it right

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department received a donation of $1,523 from employees at McLaren Health Plan. An incorrect amount was reported last week. — R.S.

National Prescription Drug Take-back Day is Saturday

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan State Police Post at 4481 Corunna Road and Swartz Creek High School at 1 Dragon Drive are among many participating drop-off sites collecting unwanted or expired prescription drugs during the National Take Back Initiative, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the national collection drive is designed to provide a place for citizens to safely dispose of old prescription drugs.

In three previous Take-Back Days, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners reportedly removed a combined 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.

For the October 29, 2011 collection alone, participating citizens turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

All 29 Michigan State Police Posts will operate as drop-off sites.

The Flint Township Police Department has set up collection sites at the police station, 5200 Norko Drive and at Flint Height Terrace, 3064 Miller Road, Linden Lane Apartments, 3095 Linden Road and Health Plus, 2050 Linden Road.

The Flint Township Fire Department Station One at 5331 Reuben Street is another collection site.

Additional drop-off sites can be located on the DEA website at — R.S.

C-A gets grant to help plan college readiness initiative

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools have received an $8000 College Access Network Planning Grant to help plan and develop a comprehensive college access network for C-A students. Key initiatives include the study and evaluation of existing programs. A C-A CAN Planning Committee has been formed and will meet in July and August to undertake the planning process.. Afterwards, the committee can apply for a $50,000 implementation grant.— R.S.

CAHS parking lot repaving bid awarded

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education awarded a contract for parking lot repairs at CAHS to Eastern Asphalt, 5172 N Dort Hwy. Eastern submitted the lowest bid of $69,840 to repave about 91,200 square feet of the staff parking lot. Seven bids were submitted for the work ranging up to $91,435. The work is scheduled to begin after the school year ends on June 8, with a targeted completion of August 20. — R.S.

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