In brief

Senior center selling tickets for August fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now available for an Aug. 11 fundraiser being planned by the Senior Citizen Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, A pig roast is among activities being planned, according to Jim McClung, a senior board member. Proceeds will be used for various senior center needs not covered by available public funding, he said. Details: Call 810- 732-6290. — R.S.

Political sign placement guidelines issued

FLINT TWP.— Political signs have begun sprouting up along roadways and with them comes reminders from governing bodies about where to put them.

Township Board members recently received a memo from the Genesee County Road Commission requesting assistance in reducing the number of illegally placed signs. Its sign removal policy began June 1 targets any sign placed in the right-of-way of public roads or that obstructs clear triangular views at intersections.

Signs must be placed more than 30 feet from the edge of the roadway (or from the white line along the edge on highways) without barrier-type curbs. On highways with barrier curbs, the signs must be more than 3 feet from the back of the curb. Signs are not allowed within clear vision areas at intersections or commercial driveways, or within limited access rights of way. Campaign signs that do not meet these criteria will be removed. — R.S.

GCRC road kill policy

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Road Commission workers will not remove smaller dead animals from roadways, according to memo on policy from GCRC director John Daly to the County Board of Commissioners and al township supervisors.

The policy calls for removal from roadways of large, non-domestic animals such as deer that are creating a hazard. But if GCRC workers have remove large domestic animals such as horses, cows or swine, it will attempt, with help from law enforcement, to identify owner to recover the cost.

Smaller dead animals such as raccoons, squirrels, skunks, cats and dogs will not be removed because they are not considered a road hazard. GCRC has established an e-mail address at to take requests for removal of dead animals that fall under the guidelines. — R.S.

Free diamonds from Medawar Jewelers

FLINT TWP. — Medawar Jewelers has announced a diamond giveaway.

Ronny Medawar, owner, will begin giving away a diamond a day, for 90 days, once his stores have gotten 2,000 Facebook friends, according to a press release.

Facebook users simply have to” like” Medawar Jewelers at http:// medawars. Once his Facebook page gets 2000 friends, Medawar Jewelers will post a status that the diamond giveaway has started. One diamond will be given away for 90 consecutive days.

Plus, the more friends Medawar Jewelers gets, the bigger the diamonds get, according to the release.

Medawar Jewelers has stores in Fenton and in Flint Township and Medawar Jewelers Frandor in Lansing.

Details: Call 810-249-2000 x 21. — R.S.

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