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GCHD urges age appropriate gifts

GENESEE COUNTY — As we enter the holiday season, the Genesee County Health Department asks you to be a responsible Santa. Following are some tips to use when shopping for children on your gift list:

Age-appropriate: check the label when looking at toys to make sure that the toys are for the specified age of the child who is receiving it

Size: make sure the toy does not have any small pieces that can be potential choking hazards, especially for young children who can put toys in their mouth and could swallow these pieces

Shape and parts: toys that have any unusual edges that could potentially injure the child when playing with it. For example, a toy with loose string that could be a potential choking hazard or a toy with a sharp edge that could cut your child

Details: Visit or call 1-800-638-2772. — G.G.

French Open tennis champ conducts clinic at Genesys

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club presents “A Day of Tennis with Luke Jensen,” Dec. 11. Jensen, an ESPN tennis analyst, is best known for his career-high doubles ranking of World #6 when he won the men’s doubles title at the French Open in 1993.

At Genesys Athletic Club, he will conduct a coach’s clinic, an adult tennis clinic, and a junior clinic. For coaches, Jensen will offer doubles drills, and provide strategies for running a dynamic practice. Adult clinics include doubles drills, and point play and strategy for intermediate and advanced tennis players.

For high school and tournament players, Jensen will offer performance intensity and tactical drills. Cost of the clinic is $50 a person. Details: Call 810-606-7555. — G.G.

Hurley competes for $20,000 in contest

FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital, the only Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital in the region, and one of only four in Michigan, could win $20,000 in an online contest sponsored by CU Direct. Hundreds of hospitals are vying for the prize around the nation.

CU Direct, ( the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive and strategic solutions to the credit union industry, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding this special contest that will end with one CMN Hospital receiving a $20,000 donation from CU Direct. Credit unions and the general public are invited to visit and cast their vote daily for the CMN Hospital of their choice.

If Hurley should win, the money will go directly to the Children’s Hospital, enabling it to continue care for all pediatric patients. — G.G.

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