News Briefs

FD asks residents to clean snow off hydrants

FLINT TWP. — Fire Chief John Ringwelski is asking residents to help the fire department remove snow from fire dydrants in the township.

If someone has a fire hydrant in their yard or business, Ringwelski is asking the homeowner or business owner to clean it off.

If the resident or business owner cannot clear it, call the fire department at 810-732-4413 and someone will come out and clear it. — N.B.

Saunders seeks re-election to C/A Board of Education

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education member Ann Saunders is running unopposed for a four-year seat on the school board.

Saunders currently is a trustee on the board of education. Only one seat for Carman-Ainsworth is up for the May 3 election. — N.B.

Annual rabies clinic coming to Animal Control

FLINT — Genesee County Animal Control, Citizens for Animal Rescue and Emergencies, Humane Society of Genesee County and Saginaw Valley Veterinarians Association are joining together for the 2011 Rabies Clinic.

The clinic is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Animal Control, G-4351 W. Pasadena Ave.

The cost of the rabies shot is $8. It is also required to purchase a license at the time of the shot. Licensing fees are $10 if the animal is spayed/neutered and $20 if they are not. The owner must bring the spay/neuter certificate from the vet with them to the clinic.

If owners have already purchased a license, but would like to get a rabies shot, please show proof of the license before the rabies shot is given.

All dogs four months and older are required by state law to be licensed, and the cut-off date for licensing is Feb. 28. Cats and ferrets are also able to have their rabies shot given at the clinic, but they must be contained. The clinic is open to Genesee County residents only.

Straw will also be available for dog houses, but only one bag per family. Only cash is accepted for the rabies shots.

Licenses may be paid by check made out to Genesee County Treasurer. — N.B.

Silent auction, spaghetti dinner for PAWS

FLINT — PAWS Animal Rescue announces its upcoming spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser Feb. 19 at Welfare Masonic Temple, 6208 N. Genesee Rd.

There are two dinner times for the all-you-caneat dinner: 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for kids ages 3-12 and free for children under 3.

Individuals not able to stay for dinner can get a “To Go” dinner. Tickets are available from PAWS volunteers or through PayPal on the organization’s website.

The silent auction features 50/50 drawings, and there also is a bake sale. The auction ends at 6:30 p.m. PAWS is looking for donations from various businesses and individuals for the silent auction and bake sale. To donate, contact Kim at Details on the dinner, silent auction and bake sale: Visit — N.B.

PAWS needs VG’s receipts

SWARTZ CREEK — PAWS Animal Rescue collects VG’s receipts, and asks the community to send in their receipts to help the organization.

Receipts can be sent to: PAWS Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 87, Swartz Creek, MI 48473. — N.B.

Swartz Creek accepting Schools of Choice applications

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Community Schools is accepting applications for enrollment in three of its elementary schools and its middle school for the second semester of the 2010-2011 school year under the Schools of Choice program.

The enrollment is open for students who do not reside within the district’s boundaries. Dieck, Gaines and Syring Elementary Schools and Swartz Creek Middle school each have 10 openings spread throughout the kindergarten to the eighth grades.

Parents interested in enrolling their children should contact Debbie Vanderlip at 810-591-2385 for more information on the grades and buildings that are open.

Students are not charged tuition and do not need a release from their resident (home) district if accepted by Swartz Creek.

Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Applications are available at the administration building, 8354 Cappy Lane, or online at — N.B.

Spaghetti dinner at St. Bartholomew’s

SWARTZ CREEK — St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, 9252 Miller Rd., announces its spaghetti dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

The dinner is all-you-can-eat and features Fr. Gene’s homemade sauce, garlic toast, salad and drinks.

Cost is $7 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12 and $15 for a family with children under 12. Takeouts also are available.

Details: Call the church at 810-635-9100. — N.B.

Vet’s chili dinner fundraiser

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Women’s Club will hold its annual chili dinner fundraiser 4-7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Swartz Creek United Methodist Church.

The fundraiser benefits the Veteran’s Memorial and Valentine’s for Vets. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.

The menu includes chili, hot dog, corn bread, dessert and drink. Attendees are asked to bring one to two Valentine’s cards to put in a Valentine’s box made by the Girl Scouts.

The box of Valentine’s wil be sent to the Saginaw VA Hospital. There also will be a silent auction for the Swartz Creek Veteran’s Memorial.

Those who cannot attend but want to donate can purchase a ticket and give it to the food pantry to be given away. The fundraiser is sponsored by the GFWC SC Women’s Club.

Details or to purchase tickets: Call Rae Lynn at 810-635-3569. — N.B.

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