In brief

HAP boot drive underway

GENESEE COUNTY –The Health Alliance Plan (HAP) annual Boots for Kids drive, started Monday, Nov. 20 and runs until Feb. 28, 2018. Since the program began in 2008, HAP’s Boots for Kids has provided new boots to thousands of children in shelters and community agencies throughout Genesee, Saginaw, Bay, Lapeer and St. Clair counties. New boots of any size can be donated at HAP’s Flint office located at 2050 S. Linden Road in Flint Township. Boots can also be donated onsite at any of the businesses and organizations participating in this drive. The list of HAP’s Boots for Kids Donation Stations are available at R.S.

Restaurant offering free hot chocolate

FLINT TWP. – To help shoppers stay warm while making Black Friday shopping rounds, Capitol restaurant, 4021 Van Slyke Road, will be offing free hot chocolate from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, November 24. For more details, see website at R.S.

Mill Road Bridge in Flint Township closed until further notice

FLINT TWP. — Due to safety considerations, the Mill Road Bridge over the Flint River, located between Beecher and Flushing Roads will be closed to traffic until further notice. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route via Beecher, Linden and Flushing Roads. For more information, contact Alexander Patsy, Programming & Development Engineer, at (810) 767-4920. — R.S.

MSP offering training for church security

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan State Police Training Academy is presenting a one-day seminar on security issues in places of worship, said Police Chief George Sippert. The course is ideal for clergy and others who are involved or may become involved in maintaining security at their facilities. Topics will include Identifying and handling suspicious or dangerous people, the Importance of a safety and security team, setting up a criminal history background check for no-profits; policies, procedures, and legal aspects and critical incident readiness. The cost is $100 and includes lunch and materials. Registration deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017 and the training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 14. For more information contact Chief Sippert at 810-600-3250 or see the MSP website at SecurityIssues_ 536606_ 7.pdf — R.S.

Last call for yard waste

FLINT TWP. — Aiming to avoid some of the confusion of past years, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller has issued public notice that Thursday, November 30 will be the last day this season that Emterra will pick up compost and yard waste. The service will not be available again until April. For details contact the township offices at 810 – 732-1350 — R.S.

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