News Briefs

Saunders named election representative

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainworth Board of Trustees at its Tuesday meeting approved designating Ann Saunders as its election representative for the GISD biennial election on June 6 and Recco Richardson as the alternate. — R.S.

Math teacher offers resignation

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education accepted the resignation of Kevin Hewitt, a high school math teacher, who was granted a leave of absence last August to teach in Indonesia. Superintendent Bill Haley said the district was losing a good teacher. — R.S.

Theater department trilogy held over three nights

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth theatre department will present Theatre Showcase Performances over three nights at 7 p.m. on May 11 through May 13 in the CAHS auditorium. Each night will feature one act from the Check Please Trilogy play, then followed up by individual performances. Tickets will be $3 at the door. — R.S.

Schools buildings to be closed on Fridays to curb energy bills

FLINT TWP. — All Carman-Ainsworth Community School buildings will be closed on Fridays from June 17-Aug. 12 to save money on energy consumption. Closing buildings on Fridays in the summer is part of a comprehensive energy management and conservation plan that results in significant savings, according to a districtwide notice from the administration. — R.S.

Contributions sought to help abused women

FLINT TWP. — Temple Beth El, 5150 Calkins, has joined Jewish Women International (JWI) in honoring the 40,000 women and children who will spend Mother’s Day in battered women’s shelters. The annual Mothers’ Day Flower Project will send bouquets of flowers to 200 shelters across the United States. To donate, go to and specify Temple Beth El as the sponsoring organization. By participating in the project, Temple Beth El supports initiatives that work to educate communities, empower women and break the cycle of abuse. — R.S.

Lengthy power outage affects businesses

FLINT TWP. — About 650 Consumer’s Energy customers were without power for 15 hours last week after lightning struck a utility pole, said Mary Gust, a Consumer’s spokesperson. Gust said the lengthy outage was due to the pole having to be replaced. The outage lasted from 11:55 a.m. Wednesday until 3 a.m. Thursday. Businesses in the 4000 blocks of MIller and Lennon Roads were affected by the outage as were residents in an area east of Genesee Valley shopping center. — G.G.

Cinco de Mayo party planned

FLINT TWP. — The Shindig networking group is hosting a Cinco De Mayo Party, 5:30 – 07:30 pm May 5 at the AmericInn, 6075 Hill Road at US-23 Dr. The Shindig is an after-hours networking event held the first Thursday of each month at different member locations. It is free to the public and membership is not required. Details: Call 810-250-7400. — R.S.

Carman-Ainsworth Senior Prom planned

FLINT TWP. — “Once Upon a Dream,’’ Carman-Ainsworth’s senior prom will be held from 7:30-11 p.m. May 7 at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion. About 300 students are expected to attend this year, said advisor Matt Young. A DJ will provide music. — 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.

Letter Carriers to hold food drive May 14

GENESEE COUNTY —The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive will be held May 14.

This is the 19th year for this drive — Genesee County’s largest one day food drive and the largest in the nation.

In more than 10,000 cities across America, letter carriers will be collecting non perishable food items donated by generous and compassionate residents along their routes.

A national study in 2009 revealed 50 million Americans live in food insecure households. This study also showed 1 in 3 people in America who is at hunger risk is a child.

Far too many families and senior citizens are struggling to make ends meet from week to week, often having to choose between paying for shelter and utilities or paying for food. In Genesee County alone, approximately 100,000 people are at hunger risk. One person at hunger risk is one too many.

One can of soup, one box of cereal, one bag of noodles, could make a difference in whether or not someone will have enough to eat.

Please help by leaving non perishable food items by your mail box for your letter carrier to collect on May 14, and help to make a difference.

Details: Call 810-762-5827. — G.G.

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