In brief

3 percent health care refunds being paid

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools is reaching out to former employees and retirees who are due a refund of money wrongfully taken from their paychecks between July 2010 and January 2013 under Public Act 75 of 2010 which required them to contribute 3 percent of their pay to a Retiree Healthcare Fund,

Ending a seven-year legal fight over the issue, the Michigan Supreme Court in December ordered the state to return the funds which have been held in escrow and grown to about $550 million. C-A is asking eligible recipients who no longer work for the district to update their contact information by calling Human Resources at 810-591-8241. — R.S.

Police teaching churches self-protection against violence

FLINT TWP. — Registrations still are being taken for “Responses to Violent Intruders in Places of Worship”, a two-hour seminar from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 25, at the township police department, 5200 Norko Drive. Presented by township officers who are certified instructors, the training is designed for clergy and others who are involved in maintaining church or building security. The training is being offered free of charge to places of worship located in Flint Township. Class size is limited to 45 people per session and pre-registration is required by calling 810-600-3270. Police Chief George Sippert reported a good turnout for the first session held two weeks ago. About 43 people attended and the two-hour session ran long. If the next class fills up, additional classes will be scheduled until everyone interested has a chance to attend the training, Chief Sippert said. — R.S.

Lock ‘em up

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert issued a reminder to gun owners to keep them locked up in their homes. Proper firearms storage is a vital solution to community safety, he said, noting that it is not a magic bullet to stop mass shootings, teen suicides or accidental shootings but goes a long way in curbing problems. Locks and storage safes are readily available and should be used to keep weapons out of the wrong hands, he said. However, if despite precautions, a weapon is stolen, notify police so that it can be entered into a database, Chief Sippert said. He recommended getting more details about firearms safety from https:// R.S.

Old Newsboys to hold Valentine’s dinner fundraiser

FLUSHING — The Old Newsboys of Flint present their Annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser, at Flushing Valley Country Club, 1124 E. Main St., on Feb. 9 with hors d’oeurves at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and music and dancing at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per guest or $675 for a table of 10. There will be a charity auction throughout the evening and a photo booth by Freeze Frame Photo Lounge. RSVP by Jan. 26 by calling 810-744-1840. — G.G.

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