In brief

C-A district to shut down one week

FLINT TWP. — All buildings in the Carman-Ainsworth school district will be closed July 1-7. There will be no staff or office personnel in the buildings. If you need to contact someone in one of the administrative offices, you can do so on Wednesday, July 8. The District will also be closed on the following Fridays in July: 17, 24, and 31. — R.S.

Free summer meals for youth

FLINT TWP. — The USDA is offering free summer meals to kids and teens. For more information, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or go online to summerfoodrocks to find a list of sites and times when meals will be served. — R.S.

Yard sale donations needed for Robotics team

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth robotics team is currently accepting donations for its Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held September 5-7. All proceeds go to the robotics team. Details: E-mail or call 810- 691-2810. — R.S.

Run For Hope 5K Run & Kids Fun Run

LINDEN — The 3rd Annual Run for Hope 5K Run & Kids Fun Run at Hope Lutheran Church in Linden is July 23, at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds fund a college scholarship for a Linden High School student. Course is a mixture of paved school roads and cross country trails; Kids Run is on the track.

The event is professionally timed.

Register online, or download registration form to mail, at

Anyone who registers before July 8 will receive a moisture-wicking tech T-Shirt. Event registration closes July 19. Cost is $20 for the 5K; $10 with shirt or $5 without shirt for the Kids Run.

Details: Call 810-735-4807. — G.G.

County clerks showcase support for Absentee Ballot legislation

SAGINAW — The Saginaw County Courthouse played host to a joint press conference where local county clerks discussed their support for House Bill 4724, June 24, Saginaw County Clerk Sue Kaltenbach, Genesee County Clerk John Gleason and Bay County Clerk Cynthia Luczak voiced their support urging the Michigan State Senate to approve the bill on No Reason Absentee Ballot Voting.

Introduced by House Elections’ Chair Representative Lisa Lyons and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, supporters of the bill claim it will help increase voter participation. – C.O.

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