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Sybyl Award nominees named

GENESEE COUNTY — Eleven people have been nominated for Resource Genesee’s annual Sybyl Award. The award honors the life of Sybyl M. Atwood, who served for more than 40 years as the program director for Volunteer and Information Services at Resource Genesee. Atwood died in 2007.

Sybyl’s sense of community and boundless energy influenced and strengthened the human service sector of Genesee County for more than four decades. Mentoring was central to her work.

This year’s nominees include: Samantha Hoover, Flint Community Schools Continuation Program Volunteer; Alexander Isaac, International Affairs Center; Kathleen Kelly, New Life Center Volunteer; Dr. Rima Kudish, Genesee County Free Medical Clinic; Ann Newman, The Disability Network Volunteer; Laurie Prochazka, McLaren Corporate Director of Marketing and Communications; Richard Ramsdell, Flint Farmers Market; Raynetta Speed, Genesee County Land Bank; Sabita Tummala, Community Volunteer; Shannon Easter White, Funchitecture, Inc.; and Essence Wilson, Communities First, Inc.

The winner will receive the award at Resource Genesee’s Annual Holiday Luncheon, 11:30am-1:30pm, Dec. 4 at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 Bristol Road in Burton. Details: Call 810- 232-6253. — G.G.

LWV offers voter guide

FLINT — As Election Day nears, the League of Women Voters (LWV) is urging Michiganders to access its online voter guide available at to educate themselves about the candidates and their views and find nonpartisan election information. provides non-partisan information on candidates and their views and allows users to find polling locations, compare candidates› positions side-by-side and print out a sample ballot to take to the polls on Election Day. also provides information on absentee voting and provisional ballots.

Since 1920, the League of Women Voters has provided voters with nonpartisan information about candidates and their views. A nonpartisan political organization, LWV aims to improve U.S. systems of government and impact public policies through education and training. — G.G.

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