In brief

Learn to achieve goals at WFBA meeting

FLINT TWP. — Johanne Edwards, president of Excellence Training and author of “E=MC2 Relative to Business: How would Einstein Run a Business?,” will be the guest speaker at the WFBA luncheon meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Edwards’ topic will be Goal Achievement including how to identify four major roadblocks to achieving goals; how to effectively set goals and envision personal goals for 2017 using the SMART technique. WFBA meetings are open to the public. No reservations are required. — R.S.

Name change public hearing set for Jan. 12

FLINT TWP. — The next meeting of the Suggestion Committee which is exploring the idea of changing the township’s name will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. The Committee is midway a fact-finding process and is seeking public opinion on the suggestions to change the township name and/or convert to a city. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend. — R.S.

Senior Citizens Events

FLINT TWP. — Mark your Calendars: The Senior Center, 2071 Graham Road, will be closed Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King holiday and Feb. 20 for Presidents Day. Also, coming up at this center this month, from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 is Dance Night, featuring music by the Fairlanes and Devilles, an oldies band. Tickets are $5 each and only 100 will be sold. Pop and pizza-by-the-slice will be sold for $1 each. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 810-732-6290 for tickets or details. — R.S.

A time to mourn

FLINT TWP. — At this week’s township board meeting, trustees noted several area deaths. Clerk Kathy Funk extended condolences to the family of Barbara Crickmore, the township’s longest serving elections inspector, who worked as recently as the November election. Crickmore, 83, died December 28. She also worked as a secretary at Carman Ainsworth schools for nineteen years, retiring in 1990. Trustee Tom Klee noted the passing of Horace Walter (Hod) Morton on December 20. Morton was the longtime owner of Pirates Park amusement center on Miller Road. Supervisor Karyn Miller requested a moment of silence in memory of former five-term treasure Sandra Wright who passed away Dec. 24. — R.S.

MLK Day closings

FLINT TWP. — The Township Office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Carman- Ainsworth Schools also will be closed and the United States Post Office will not deliver mail on Monday. It is a federal holiday on which most government offices and many banks also will be closed. — R.S.

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