2009-10-25 / Bulletin Board


Announce Your Events

Do you have something to announce? If your club, church or other organization is planning a meeting, fundraiser, festival or other special event, let your neighbors know! Send information to the Tri-County Citizen, P.O. Box 158; Chesaning, MI 48616. Or fax information to (989) 845-4397. You may also send your notices via e-mail to tccnews@mihomepaper.com. Information must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be published in the following Sunday’s paper.

Government Meetings

CHESANING VILLAGE PLANNING COMMISSION will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the council chambers at the village office, 1100 W. Broad St., Chesaning.

Clubs/Civic Groups

CHESANING LIONS CLUB members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Lions Hall, 17200 Corunna Road, Chesaning. • MONTROSE AMERICAN LEGION POST #367 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Montrose Senior Citizen Center, 200 Alfred. Any veteran who wishes to learn more about joining the legion may attend. • CHESANING KIWANIS CLUB meets every Wednesday morning at The Junction of Hope in Layton Corners, at 7 a.m. Meetings include informational programs. Call (989) 845-3303 for information. • PARK FRIENDS continue to meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9 to 10 a.m.at Cole Park in Chesaning. It’s a good place to meet new friends and improve the parks. Any questions, call 845-6061. • CHESANING TASK FORCE will meet between 7 and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce office. • The Mid-Michigan Section of the SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS – SAE International will hold its November dinner and program meeting on Monday, Nov. 2 at Baker College’s Technology Building, Room S128, 1050 W. Bristol Road, at Fenton Road, Flint. The speaker for the evening will be automotive writer Chris Case. His topic will be “Street Rodding the Old Fashioned Way.” Social hour is at 6 p.m., with a dinner buffet at 7 p.m., and the program at 8 p.m. The cost is $25 for SAE, AFS and ASM members, $20 for SAE retirees, and $30 for guests. The student price is $18. This event is open to the public. For more information and dinner reservations, contact Bernard Santavy at (810) 635-7948 or SAEMidMichSec@cs.com. Dinner reservations may also be made online at www.midmichigansae.org. • Effective Tuesday, Oct. 27, the ROTARY CLUB of Chesaning has moved its weekly meetings to the Riverfront Grille every Tuesday at noon.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Montrose United Methodist Church, 158 E. State St., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and program at 6 p.m. • OAKLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH BIBLE STUDY meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 327 S. Main. • OAKLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH will have a representative from its Compassion Ministries Food Bank, along with a counselor available at the church for food needs and/or counciling on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Call (989) 845-4644 for an appointment. • TNIV B.A.D. (Born Again Delivered) Youth Group, formerly known as Ignite Youth ministries (ages 13- 19) meets on Sunday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Come play basketball, pool, and table tennis. Come worship and hear the Word of God. For more information come in or call Ms. Julie 989-845-7878. Located at the New Wine Full Gospel Church 734 Brady St., Chesaning. • The GOSPELMEN will be providing an evening of exciting gospel music on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Montrose Baptist Church. From the latest in southern gospel to the hymns of the church, the Gospelmen do it all. For more information, call (810) 639-6410.

Odds & Ends

KIDZONE is a unique family experience for communities in the Tri-County area. KidZone fuses together music, dance, games and drama for a high-energy experience designed to keep both children and parents engaged -- all while teaching key values and morals. KidZone takes place every Sunday from 10:10 a.m. to noon in the New Lothrop Community Life Center, 7406 S. Saginaw St., New Lothrop. For more information, visit http://www.kidzonefamily.com or call (810) 638- ZONE. • Family reunions, wedding receptions, open houses or showers can be booked at the new FAMILY LIFE CENTER at Good Shepherd Parish, 400 N. Saginaw St., in Montrose. Spacious facility includes a full kitchen and stylish surroundings. To learn more, call (810) 639-7600.


• There will be a SPAGHETTI DINNER fundraiser for Sheri (Eggebrecht) Shields on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Castaways, 3940 Boy Scout Road, Bay City. This This fundraiser it to help defray medical bills for Shields, who was diagnosed with a rare condition which caused her to be paralyzed from the neck down. Cost is $10, and includes spaghetti, salad and dinner rolls. There will also be entertainment, raffles, 50/50 drawings, and merchandise raffles. Prizes include a big screen television and fishing trips. For ticket information contact Nancy Heinz at (989) 493-2205, Jenifer Jones at (989) 482-998i, or (989) 352-5253. • There will be a SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFIT for Janet Smith on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Corunna VFW Hall. Smith is a recent lung cancer survivor who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Minimum donation of $5 per plate will be collected. Random raffles will be available for $1.

Food and Fellowship

• The New Lothrop VFW Post regular Sunday BREAKFASTS will start on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. every Sunday at the New Lothrop VFW Post 6579 Hall, 8235 N. Saginaw. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children age 6 to 12 and free for people younger than 6. Breakfast is also served for small or large parties, but if the party is over 10 people, please call ahead with the number of people and time of arrival so enough food can be prepared. Proceeds go to the community service, and building fund for the Post. Anyone who would like to join the New Lothrop VFW Post should come to the breakfast and talk to one of the post directors. • The St. Charles United Methodist Church will be hosting its

ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include turkey and dressing with all the trimmings, beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. Tickets will be available at the door, and take-outs will be available. The church is located at 301 W. Belle Ave., St. Charles. • BREAKFASTS are served from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. every Sunday at the New Lothrop VFW Post 6579 Hall, 8235 N. Saginaw. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children age 6 to 12 and free for people younger than 6. Breakfast is also served for small or large parties, but if the party is over 10 people, please call ahead with the number of people and time of arrival so enough food can be prepared. Proceeds go to the community service, and building fund for the Post. Anyone who would like to join the New Lothrop VFW Post should come to the breakfast and talk to one of the post directors. • The Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus will hold a FISH, SHRIMP AND CHICKEN dinner take out on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. at 400 N. Saginaw St., Montrose. The CHESANING AMERICAN LEGION POST 212 BREAKFASTS are held on the first Sunday of each month through May, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The menu includes sausage, bacon, eggs to order, hash browns, sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, and beverages. The price $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 through 12, and free for children ages 5 and under. Come out and enjoy a great breakfast while helping to support the community, youth and veteran programs. • There will be a SUPER SALAD BUFFET/BINGO to benefit St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church Parish on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the St. Robert Activity Center, 310 N. Cherry St., Flushing. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Buffet starts at 1:30 p.m. with bingo at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and advance sale only. Admission includes buffet, coffee/tea and regular bingo. Tables may be reserved for advance purchase of 10 or more tickets. No walkin reservations will be taken on Nov. 8. There will be bingo prizes galore, plus door prizes and welcome gifts. For tickets or more information, call (810) 659-2501. • The Chapin United Methodist Church will hold a HAM AND TURKEY SUPPER on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes ham and turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, corn, cole slaw, rolls, pie and cake, and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under age 5. Take-outs will be available. Proceeds will go to the Church Improvement Fund. There will also be a bake sale, with proceeds going to the camp fund.


MONTROSE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Policy Committee will meet at 7 p.m. and the Finance Committee will meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Carter Elementary School media center. • CHESANING UNION SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a special meeingt at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, at the high school, 850 N. Fourth St., Chesaning. • CHESANING UNION SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a special meeing at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, at the high school in room 401, 850 N. Fourth St., Chesaning.The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the resolution bond project bids and to receive the audit review.

Health & Safety

The Covenant Breast Health Center invites everyone to a special event, TIPS & TREATS, on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Apple Mountain Resort. The evening program includes a health fair and refreshments from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a special presentation featuring Lori Benson, a New York woman who chronicled her entire experience battling and beating breast cancer in an award-winning documentary. Admission is free. Call 1.866.COVENANT to register. • Memorial Healthcare’s Cancer Center, in partnership with the Shiawassee Arts Center, will be hosting a free “ART OF HEALING” workshop to Memorial Healthcare patients and their family members. This series features volunteer artists who lead instructional sessions with various mediums to promote health and healing. In honor of October being recognized as breast cancer awareness month, a “pink” bracelet beading workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 7 – 8 .pm. in the community room at Memorial’s Medical Arts Building, conveniently located at 721 N. Shiawassee Street in Owosso. For additional information or to register, contact Alicia Gardner at 729-4786. For a complete listing of Memorial Healthcare events, visit www.MemorialHealthcare.org.


• The Chesaning High School CLASS OF 1999 10-year reunion will be held on Friday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at Riverfront Grille. For more information, please contact Cathy (Esmer) Brainerd at cat.brainerd@gmail.com or (616) 856-1447. Bazaars/Craft Shows

• The 25th annual BANNISTER ZCBJ LODGE #225 HOLIDAY BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 401 E. Main St., Bannister. A variety of tasty Czech pastry and dumplings will be offered by the lodge, as well as garnet jewelry, baking sheets and the very popular ZCBJ cookbook. Crafters will present a wide range of articles including felt purses, stitchery, wood craft, holiday items, solar lights, jams, fleece items, pillows, cutlery, scrapbooking, Avon, Party Light Candles, Watkins and more. There will also be a quilt raffle. The kitchen area will feature homemade soup, sloppy joes and ham sandwiches, along with homemade pie. For more information, contact Mary Ellen at (989) 862-5169. Orders for Czech yeast dumplings can be made at (989) 862-5591. • The Montrose United Methodist Church is SEEKING CRAFTERS for its Dec.12 Craft Bazaar. For information and registration please call Shirley at 810-639-6970 or Jackie at (810) 639-6812. • The St. Cyril Altar Society’s 33rd annual CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Cyril Parish Hall in Bannister. There will be a bake sale featuring kolache, rohlicky, cream horns, nut and poppyseed rolls and other homemade baked goods. Vendors will offer unique handmade items including crochet, jewelry, bakery, Czech dolls, Tupperware, linens, candy, jams and jellies, woodcrafts and bird houses, and other items. A lunch of homemade soups, salad, sloppy joes and ham sandwiches will be available at reasonable prices. For more information on the availability of tables, call Rosemary Houska at (989) 862-5021. • The Nelson United Methodist Church will have its HOLIDAY BAZAAR, bake sale and white elephant sale on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 5950 S. Hemlock Road. A luncheon will also be served.

Support Groups

• A PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 Center Road, Saginaw. The group offers support for those who have lost or are anticipating the loss of a pet through terminal illness and death. It is a safe atmosphere of comfort and sharing as they journey together through the loss of a best friend. For more

information, contact Sara at (989) 295-7144. • ALS Association-Michigan Chapter SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Monday, Oct. 26, at Fenton United Methodist Church, New Family Center Building, 119 S. Leroy St., Fenton from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For further information, contact ALS Association-MI Chapter at 1-866-927-2873.


• The MARION TOWNSHIP SENIOR CITIZENS meet the first Monday of each month for a potluck dinner at the Marion Township Hall. All senior citizens are welcome. For more information, call 643-2001 or 643-5635.

Food Pantries

OPEN CUPBOARD FOOD PANTRY is open on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. at 127 S. Genesee Street, Montrose. This service is open to the public and no proof of income is necessary. A variety of food items, including meat, is available for those in need.


PROJECT SALUTE will be at the Hazelton Township Hall, 7505 Orchard St., New Lothrop, on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. This is Project SALUTE’S second visit to Shiawassee County. The project is a University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law program that provides pro bono legal assistance and/or representation to thousands of veterans who need to file VA claims or who are having problems getting the benefits they deserve. Based on the success of Project SALUTE’s visit to Owosso in June, veterans’ advocate Judy Ford asked the program to return to Shiawasee County.

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