In brief

Plan ahead for long ballot

FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kim Courts has issued notice that the Nov. 6 election ballot is two pages long and recommends that voters prepare themselves by looking it over in advance. She is providing instructions at the township hall directing voters to a web site — michigan. gov/ vote — where they can pull up and print out a sample ballot specific to their precinct. It is necessary to provide a name and other details to get their specific ballot. The site also includes information about ballot proposals and candidates and how to use voting equipment. Courts also said that absentee ballot requests are pouring in and she expected to have them available to send out by the end of this week. She also noted that Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote in the election. — R.S.

Roundabout field trip

FLINT TWP. — Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said trustees have been invited to East t Lansing to look over a traffic roundabout similar to one being proposed for Dye Road and Court Street in the township. Miller said the East Lansing roundabout also is located in a residential area. Transport will be arranged for any trustees interested in visiting the East Lansing site before the Oct. 15 public hearing she said. Miler said she hoped to videotape it to help demonstrate how it easy it is to drive through one. — R.S.

A weekly crimefighting snapshot for township

FLINT TWP. — Township police responded to 458 calls between Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, said Chief George Sippert in a report the township board. Of those, 149 were business and residence checks, 265 were traffic stops, 31 involved domestic disputes, 154 were burglaries, three were about stolen cars and 19 were vehicle accidents, four of which resulted in injuries, Sippert said.— R.S.

Trick or Treating times set

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has set Halloween Trick or Treating Hours for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Those hours are consistent with neighboring municipalities, said Township Clerk Kim Courts. — R.S.

Local dentist takes a stand against excessive sweets

BURTON — Linda Park, DDS, at Park Dental Center is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” On Nov. 1 trick-or treaters can bring their candy to Park Dental Center, 4300 Court St. in Burton and receive $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds). The candy must be unopened.

Candy collected will be sent to California where it will be repackaged into individual holiday packages for our troops overseas.

Park emphasizes general family dental care including digital x-rays, tooth colored fillings, Cerac same-day crowns, dentures, partials, bridges, braces, implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

Details: Call 810-742-5140 or visit — G.G.

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