News Briefs

Offices closed

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd., will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of President’s Day.

The offices will reopen Feb. 22. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit — N.B.

School to receive a new roof

FLINT TWP. — Woodland Elementary School is getting a new roof. Recently approved by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education, the work is being bidded out and will take place during Easter or Spring break or over the summer, said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent.

He did not know the age of the 50,000 square-foot roof but said they generally need to be replaced about every 20 years. The district has about 1 million square feet of roof that is routinely replaced. — R.S.S.

Info meeting scheduled for dog tethering petition

MUNDY TWP. — Swartz Creek resident Annie Carlson will hold an info meeting 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 19 at Shap’s on Hill Rd. for individuals interested in learning more about her petition against canine long term tethering.

Individuals need to RSVP for the meeting by e-mailing her at or calling her at 810-869-5539. People interested in viewing and/or signing the petition can visit tethering/. In addition to the petition, Carlson has started a Facebook page called “Michigan Citizens Against Canine Long Term Tethering.” Individuals interested in learning more about her petition, along with details on upcoming informational meetings and more, can visit the page by searching for it on Facebook. — 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-youcan eat 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.

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