In Brief

FMAA encourages citizens to observe Memorial Day properly

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) hopes all Americans will join them in displaying the flag of our country in observance of Memorial Day on May 30.

Memorial Day is a day reserved to honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms while in service to our country. Flying the American flag would not only be an expression of gratitude and respect for those who died, but also show support for the men and women who are continuing now to fight to keep our country safe.

In observance of Memorial Day, FMAA recommends that all US citizens:

 Fly the US flag at half-staff until noon.

 Fly the “POW/MIA” flag as well.

 Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.

 Visit memorials and take part in services sponsored by veterans.

 Participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3 p.m.

 Make a pledge to aid those families affected by our fallen heroes, and to aid disabled veterans.

The Flag Manufacturers Association of America is a non-profit trade association, established in 2003, dedicated to educating and promoting the quality, variety, and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States. Details: Visit www.fmaa-— G.G.

Upward Bound Program at MCC recruiting students

GENESEE COUNTY — Mott Community College TRIO Upward Bound is currently recruiting students for participation in its program. Students will have an opportunity to take part in an exciting six-week summer experience, as well as a program during the school year, with activities such as tutoring, college and cultural visits.

The application deadline is June 1. To obtain an application, please call 810-232-4696.

Students who will be in the 9th or 10th grade and who will attend any one of the following Flint Community Schools: Flint Northern, Flint Southwestern Academy, Flint Northwestern, or The Classical Academy in the fall of 2011 are eligible to enroll in Upward Bound. Candidates must have at least a 2.0 GPA, meet specific income guidelines or have parent (s) who do not hold a bachelor’s degree.

Upward Bound offers a broad range of free services and activities to students, including instruction and tutoring in several academic areas, ACT preparation, college visits and field trips. Other services include academic counseling, exposure to a variety of academic programs and cultural events, mentoring and information about postsecondary educational opportunities.

Details: Call the MCC Upward Bound Office at 810- 762-5117. — G.G.

Cancer support group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group presents a very important meeting June 14 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington (off Robert T. Longway Blvd., between I-475 and Dort Hwy).

Guest speaker: Dr. Kanta Bhambhani,MD. will speak on “Pediatric Cancer.” She is co-director of the neuro-oncology program, director of the lead poisoning clinic and professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University. She is also on the staff of Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

The meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call Prof. Frank Friedman 810-2328233 or Lori Burger, GHCI 810-762-8226. — G.G.

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