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Baker College posts additional enrollment time

FLINT — Officials at Baker College of Flint have posted admissions hours for winter 2012 enrollment, which include the addition of Saturday and extended hours to accommodate busy schedules. To assist students with the registration process, the Flint admissions office will be open as follows:  Dec. 27-29, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  Jan. 3-5, from 7:30 a.m-7 p.m.  Jan. 6, from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Jan. 9-12, from 7:30 a.m-7 p.m.  Jan. 13, from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  After hours: appointments available upon request In observance of the holidays, Baker College is closed Dec. 23, 26 and 30, and Jan. 2, 2012. Classes for winter quarter begin Jan. 9, with registration continuing through Jan. 13. Many financial assistance opportunities are available. Details: E-mail jodi. or call 810-766-4000. — G.G.

Salvation Army at 63 percent of goal

FLINT — The Salvation Army red kettles are filing up at a slower pace this year, however; the need for services continues to climb at a drastic rate. The number of Genesee County families who will be receiving help this Christmas with toys, food and clothing through The Salvation Army has reached almost 1,300. An additional 1,000 children have already received warm, winter coats, as well. The Salvation Army needs your support to assist families during the coming year. To donate, drop a few coins into the kettles located around Genesee County or visit them online at

McLaren offering free stroke education, support

FLINT — McLaren Regional Medical Center offers a free, ongoing “Stroke Education and Support Series” for stroke survivors, those at risk for stroke, and their family members to attend year round. These free programs are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute. Topics of discussion change each week and cover these topics: Understanding Stroke; Health Issues Related to Stroke; Nutrition and Healthy Eating; Exercise and Activities of Daily Living; Emotional Issues; and Communication & Cognitive Issues. Speakers include physicians, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians and social workers. The first half of each series is educational and the second half is devoted to support time for survivors and their family members. Additional details follow. The Stroke Education and Support Series is the first and third Wednesdays each month and there is no cost. The sessions are from 3:30-5 p.m. at the McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute, G-4466 W. Bristol Rd., Flint on the third floor. — G.G.

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