News Briefs

VIEW ad director to speak

FLINT TWP. — Deanna Sera, Advertising Director for The View Newspapers, will be the guest speaker at the April 20 meeting of the West Flint Business Association. The group meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month at the Old Country Buffet on Miller Road. — R.S.

Authorship/Book writing program offered

FLINT TWP. — If you are interested in becoming a published author, Recco S. Richardson, Ph.D., wants to help. There’s still room in a four to six week class that begins April 17 from 3-5 p.m. at Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., 6309 N. Saginaw Street in Flint.

Having published more than 25 books, Richardson, who is a trustee for the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education, will guide students through hands-on techniques, basic formatting/ layout plans, research tips, marketing ideas, technical support and more. The goal is a finished book ready in 30 to 60 to be sent to an editor and/or publishing company/print shop. Students should have access to a reliable computer. The class fee is $100. For more information, contact Richardson at 810- 394-7815, office; or, or -R.S.

Economist to speak at Baker College

FLINT TWP. — A presentation by Paul Traub, business economist from the Detroit Branch of the Federal Bank of Chicago will be held 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Baker College of Flint Auditorium. His topic will be the current and forecasted economic conditions including GDP, unemployment projections, interest rates and related economic issues. Sponsors are Baker College of Flint, Baker College Student Business Association, Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Flint Journal and Junior Achievement of Genesee Valley. — R.S.

Board cancels May 2 meeting

FLINT TWP. — The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Township Board will be May 16, after the Board of Trustees voted at its Monday night meeting to cancel the May 2 meeting because of the school election the next day. No reason was given for canceling the April 18 meeting. During public comment, a resident voiced concern about delays in conducting township business during the six-week interim. — R.S.

Volunteer drivers needed for Genesee-Lapeer ARC

GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter Med-A-Ride Program needs volunteer drivers. The Genesee- Lapeer Chapter works with Lapeer County residents who need help with transportation to out of town medical appointments. The Chapter has a van that has been equipped with handicapped equipment, such as a chair lift, etc., in order to help these individuals. Volunteer drivers are needed one day a week. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Janet Hamm at 810-232-1401, ext. 304. — G.G.

Help someone read

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition has a lineup of tutors waiting to assist adults who need help to read for free. We have the Flint Public Library and ALL Genesee County District Libraries sites as places for students and tutors to meet. If you know anyone that could use help to read or help with English as a second language, please call us!

For more information, volunteer opportunities or adults needing free help to read, please call 810-239-9425. — G.G.

Ride for the Troops planned

DAVISON — Alberta Sparks, known throughout the Davison-area as Aunt Bert, is planning a Ride for the Troops, May 21, for both motorcycles and automobiles. The event will start at the VFW Post 4087, 9474 Lapeer Rd., and the times will be announced later. Money raised by the event will go toward Aunt Bert to continiue mailing pacxkages overseas and to our wounded heros at Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Bethesda. Details: Call 810-252-6666. — G.G.

C-A leaves Big Nine

FLINT TWP.— Carman-Ainsworth’s application to join the Saginaw Valley League has been accepted, school board members learned at their Tuesday night meeting. Currently competing in the Big Nine League, Carman-Ainsworth joins Davison, Flushing, Flint Powers and Flint Northwestern in moving to the new sports league beginning in 2012. Superintendent Bill Haley said a formal resolution to make the switch will be drawn up and presented for approval at the next school board meeting. — R.S.

Spring craft bazaar at VFW

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison VFW Post 4087, 9474 Lapeer Rd., will hold a spring craft bazaar on April 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Eight foot tables are $22 or $37 for two tables. There is a $3 additional charge for electricity. Admission is $1.

Details: Call 810-309-3262. — G.G.

20th Annual DHS Craft Show

DAVISON — The 17th Annual Davison High School Spring Arts and Crafts Show will be held April 16-17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The Davison Wrestling Boosters sponsor this highly attended show. Some 100-plus booths will be in attendance selling florals, jewelry and primitives and many one-of-a-kind items. There is a $2 charge for people age 14 and older.

For exhibitor space and general show information contact show organizer Joe Smetanka at 810-658-8080, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. or 810- 658-0440 after 6 p.m. — G.G.

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