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Skaff partners with Salvation Army for COATS FOR KIDS campaign.

GENESEE COUNTY — Skaff Furniture Carpet One is partnering with the Salvation Army for this year’s COATS FOR KIDS campaign. The goal of the program is to collect new and gently used coats to help keep Genesee County children warm this winter. Skaff is offering a bonus for those who drop off a new or gently used coat at its showroom, 5301 Hill-23 Dr. Those who drop off coat will get a $50 Skaff gift certificate as a thank you. The campaign started October 5 and will run through November 13. For more information on coat drop-off sites or how to register a child for a coat, see http:// — R.S.

More Michigan students finding value in Career and Technical Education classes

LANSING – Students wanting good jobs in Michigan are realizing Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in high school can help. CTE programs in Michigan have added nearly 5,000 students since 2015, marking an upward trend in CTE enrollment. There are 109,005 students in CTE courses for 2017. The largest enrollment increase was among 11thand 12th-grade students, which grew from 32.6 percent of Michigan high school students to 34 percent– or 3,402 students. Expanded CTE programs and enrollment aligns with the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance initiatives announced in June by Gov. Rick Snyder, TED Director Roger Curtis and State Superintendent Brian Whiston, as well as MDE’s Top 10 in 10 initiative. For additional information, contact: Dave Murray, TED Communications Director (517) 243-7530 – R.S.

Friends of the Flint Public Library fall used book sale

FLINT – The Friends of the Flint Public Library’s fall used book sale will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, and Thursday, Oct. 19, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Flint Public Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint.

Choose from thousands of paperback and hardbound books on hundreds of subjects. For movie lovers there’s a collection of videos and DVDs. Music lovers will find CDs, a large collection of vinyl records, cassettes, and 8-tracks. There’s also a limited selection of books on CD and tape. Most items are $1 or less. Appraised items are also available, appropriately priced.

There is a special preview sale for Friends of the Flint Public Library, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. New members may join that night to take advantage of the preview sale.

There is a special sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, two paperbacks or two hardbound for the price of one. Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is Bag Sale Day—a bag of books for $5. (They provide the bags.)

Proceeds from the Friends of the Flint Public Library book sales benefit the programs and services of the Flint Public Library. For more information call the Friends at 810-249-2578.

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