In brief

Disabled plane landed safely with no injuries

FLINT TWP.— No one was injured on Aug. 11, when a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Beecher and Elms Road, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski. The department responded to reports of a possible plane crash but the small, lightweight experimental craft landed safely when its engine died and it dropped into the field, Ringwelski said. — R.S.

Election went off smoothly

FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts reported that the Aug. 6 special primary election went smoothly. All 15 precincts reported in and returned equipment between 8:30-8:45 p.m. and the results were reported to the county clerk’s office by 9 p.m., she said while expressing her thanks to election workers. Voter turnout was low in the primary election in which voters chose Democrat Phil Phelps and Republican Don Pfeiffer to face each other in the November election for the 49th district state congressman seat vacated in May when Jim Ananich was elected state senator. — R.S.

Affordable Internet Service offered to eligible families

FLINT TWP. — Comcast is again offering discounted Internet service to low-income families, according to an announcement on the Carman-Ainsworth website. Internet Essentials is a program offered to families with children who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program, based on income levels. Details are available by calling 1-855-846- 8376 or visiting online at R.S.

Rep. Kildee confers with school superintendents

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff was listed among area superintendents scheduled to attend a roundtable discussion on Wednesday with U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee, according to a press release. The purpose of the roundtable was to provide an opportunity for Congressman Kildee to hear directly from school superintendents as classes are set to resume for students in early September. The meeting, held at the Saginaw ISD Transitions Center in Saginaw Township, included superintendents from 20 school districts across the Fifth Congressional District including the Bay City Public Schools, the Bay- Arenac ISD, Bendle Public Schools, Carrollton Public Schools, Davison Community Schools, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools, Fenton Area Public Schools, Flint Community Schools, Flushing Community Schools, Genesee Intermediate School District, Grand Blanc Community Schools, Lakeville Community Schools, Oscoda Area Schools, Saginaw Intermediate School District, Saginaw Public Schools, Saginaw Township Community Schools, Tuscola Intermediate School District, and Vassar Public Schools. — R.S.

Become a Hurley volunteer

FLINT — Do you want to make a difference? If so, you may want to volunteer at Hurley Medical Center. Hurley Medical Center is looking for quality people who can make a difference. As a volunteer, you will provide valuable services for patients, visitors, staff, and more. You may for example … • Greet and guide visitors • Provide companionship to the elderly • Provide emotional support to patients during their hospitalization • Keep families informed in the Surgical Lounge • Help in the Lobby Shop or Goodie Cart • Listen and provide comfort • Provide a warm hug Details: Call 810-262-9152 or e-mail LisaHasselbach@ — G.G.

Davison student receives Retailers scholarship

GENESEE COUNTY — Adam Monroe, of Davison, was awarded a Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) college scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.

He is a graduate of Davison High School and will be a junior at Kettering University in Flint in the fall.

Monroe is an employee at Meijer, Inc. in Davison, an MRA-member business. He is the son of Annette Monroe.

The $1,000 scholarship is one of 37 funded this year by the Michigan Retailers Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by MRA to benefit member businesses and their employees and families.

Recipients were selected by an independent panel based on academic and extracurricular achievement.

Michigan Retailers Association represents nearly 5,000 members and their more than 15,000 stores and websites in Michigan. — G.G.

Yeo & Yeo achieves Microsoft competency

GENESEE COUNTY — Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting have become a Microsoft Gold Midmarket Solution Provider.

To become Microsoft Gold Solution Providers, partners must demonstrate greater value to customers, showcasing best-in-class capabilities and undergo a rigorous and auditable approval process.

There are a number of benefits that come with earning this competency including firsthand knowledge on the latest Microsoft software, alliances with the Microsoft Partner Learning Center and developer access tools.

To become certified, Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting was required to complete a seven step competency process.

Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting is one of 10 Microsoft Gold Partners in the state of Michigan and one of three Gold Midmarket Solution Providers. President Jeff McCulloch said everyone at the company takes pride in earning this competency.

“Becoming a Microsoft Gold Midmarket Solution Provider is not only important for us and our future but for our clients as well,” he said. “This shows them that we’re dedicated in building and deploying IT solutions to our midmarket customers.” — G.G.

Pink Warriors to hold Fun Run on Sept. 7

RICHFIELD TWP. — The Pink Warriors will hold their first Fun Run, with all proceeds to benefit Davison Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, Sept. 7. Registration is 10 a.m.-noon at MoJoe’s, 4300 N. State Rd. The cvost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger — this includes mean and a door prize ticket.

The run takes place rain or shine and the last rider is out by noon, last biker in by 3 p.m.m There will be live music, food, door prizes, 50/50, live auctions and silent auctions. Winning hands announced at 4 p.m.

Details: Call 810-412-4511 or e-mail — G.G.

Learn about another culture in your own home

GENESEE COUNTY — The International Student Exchange is looking to place foreign exchange students with caring families for the 2013-2014 school year.

Foreign exchange students who come to the United States via the International Student Exchange are high school age students who are interested in learning more about American culture. Students include teens from Asia, Europe, Central and South America.

Details: Call 810-736-8891. — G.G.

Kidney cancer support group meetings resume

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Sept. 18 from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint (off Robert T. Longway Boulevard, between I-475 & Dort Highway)

The featured speaker will be Dr. Kate Heritage Kraft, MD; Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Michigan. Medical Practice-Pediatric Urology.

The topic will be Pediatric Kidney Cancer. The meeting is open to the general public.

Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226. — G.G.

Flint Northern grads to hold reunion

FLINT — Flint Northern High School classes of 1947, 1948 and 1949 will hold their 64th, 65th, & 66th Reunion Luncheon, Sept. 13, at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S Main St., Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Guests are welcome. All attendees order and pay individually from the menu. Details: Call 810-659-3512 or 810-742-0403. — G.G.

McLaren to offer community skin cancer screening

FLINT — McLaren Flint and the McLaren Cancer Institute-Flint are offering a free skin cancer screening to the general public on Sept. 18, from 3:30-6 p.m. in the McLaren Medical Education Building, G-3230 Beecher Rd.

Full body screenings will be performed by area dermatologists and internal medicine physicians and residents from McLaren Flint.

Registration is recommended. Details: Call 1-877-625-2736. — G.G.

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