2011-05-08 / Bulletin Board



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. Notices may also be e-mailed to tccnews@mihomepaper.com. Information must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be published in the following Sunday’s paper.


 HAZELTON TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at the township office, 7505 Orchard St., New Lothrop.  CHAPIN TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the township hall, 21481 Peet Road, Elsie.  ALBEE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the township hall, 10645 East Road, Burt.  SWAN CREEK TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9 in the Township Hall, 11415 Lakefield Road.  OAKLEY VILLAGE COUNCIL will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the village hall, 205 Parshall St., Oakley.  ALBEE TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the township hall, 10645 East Road, Burt.  MONTROSE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the city office, 141 Parkway St.  CHESANING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DDA) will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 in the council chambers at the village office, 1100 W. Broad St., Chesaning.  NEW LOTHROP VILLAGE COUNCIL will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the village office, 9435 Beech St., New Lothrop.  ST. CHARLES VILLAGE COUNCIL will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the council chambers at the village office, 110 W. Spruce St., St. Charles.  TAYMOUTH TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the township hall, 4343 Birch Run Rd., Birch Run.  MONTROSE CITY COUNCIL will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at the city office, 141 Parkway St.


 The CHESANING AREA TASK FORCE will meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday during the months of June, July and August. The meetings will be 7:30 a.m. at the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce office. The Task Force will continue to meet in May on the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 a.m. The Task Force encourages visitors and welcomes requests to be placed on the agenda. Tom Rowe has completed a two term limit as Member at Large, so anyone interested in replacing him or seeking information about Task Force should call (989) 845-6061. Officers for Task Force are Chairman-Dale Tithof; Vice-Chair- Chris Wood; and Secretary- David Richardson.  CHESANING AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Chamber Office, 218 N. Front St., Chesaning.  CHESANING LIONS CLUB members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Lions Hall, 17200 Corunna Road, Chesaning.  CHESANING AMERICAN LEGION POST #212 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Legion Hall on McKeighan. Veterans who want more information about joining the organization may call (989) 845- 3300 and leave a message.  ST. CHARLES VFW POST #5695 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the VFW Hall, 232 S. Saginaw St. in St. Charles.  RETIREES of Redmonds, Singer, Controls Company, Allied Motions and Motor Products get together on the second Tuesday of each month at noon to talk of old times and just have fun at Ponderosa Steak House, 1441 E. M-21, Owosso. For more information, contact Betty Muirhead at (989) 845-2175 or Mable Springer at (989) 725-9098.  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 845-2258.  The CHESANING AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S monthly meeting will be held on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the museum. The business meeting will be followed by a tour of the new displays upstairs. Refreshments will be served. The Spring Open House will be held Tuesday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for everyone to see all that the volunteers have been creating this year. Refreshments will be served. The monthly board meeting will be held Wednesday, May 25 at 9 a.m. The public is invited to all events.


 There will be a CHOP SUEY SUPPER on Tuesday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Juddville United Methodist Church, at the corner of Durand and Juddville Roads. The menu will include chop suey, rice, chow mein noodles, cole slaw, rolls, cake, coffee and milk. The cost is $7 for adults, free for ages 5 and under, and tickets will be available at the door. Take-outs will be available.  The Montrose Eagles Club #4090 will be serving a COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET on Sunday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. The menu includes sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, hash browns, home fries, sausage patties and links, bacon, corned beef hash, eggs and omelets made to order, fresh made pancakes, French toast, strawberry shortcake, fruit, milk, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under.  There will be a COMMUNITY SOUP SUPPER on the second Saturday of each month frmo 5 to 7 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1629 Brady St., Chesaning. No reservations are needed and there is no cost. The supper is open to all. Those in need of a ride should call (989) 845-3157 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be a SOUP AND PIE SUPPER featuring homemade soup on Wednesday, May 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of New Lothrop, 7495 Orchard St., New Lothrop. The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children for the allyou can-eat meal.  The Marion Springs Conservation Club will hold a WILD GAME DINNER on Saturday, May 14. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, and $20 at the door. Children under age 12 are admitted free. Call Terry Weigold at (989) 585-3453 for more information and tickets. The club is located at 20390 Brant Road, one mile north of Marion Springs and one-quarter mile east on Brant Road.  There will be a BREAKFAST BUFFET on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Masonic Temple in Montrose. The cost for the all-you-can-eat meal is $6. Proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund.


 Got a few pounds to lose? Join CHESANING TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) at the Rehmann Health Center on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Members win rewards as they lose. Weekly dues are only $1.25. There is a fee to join, and members receive a magazine with recipes, research and support stories each month. The first visit is free. For information call (810) 638- 5266 or (989) 845-3103.  MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at Butman Fish Library, 1716 Hancock St., Saginaw. There is no charge to attend, and free brochures and MS data are provided by the National MS Society. For more information, call Wanda Dangel at (989) 865-9162.  A PARKINSON DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Medical Arts Building at Owosso Memorial Healthcare. For information contact Karen Prussner at (989) 723-6901.


 There will be a CANCER BENEFIT AND SPAGHETTI DINNER for Larry Barz, who is suffering from lung cancer, on Saturday, May 14 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Brant Gun Club, 9300 S. Raucholz Road, St. Charles. A $5 minimum donation is requested. For more information, contact Josh Barz at (989) 714-2376.  Owosso Homeschool Sports (OHSS) announced its annual fund-raising USED BOOK AND CURRICULUM SALE will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the First Free Methodist Church, located at 1249 N. Chipman St., Owosso. Books and curricula for all grades and ages will be available. Many classic literature books will be sold, so sales are not limited to homeschooling families. The sale is a great opportunity to review books of all types, ranging from literature to science to music to reference. Volunteers are welcome. For information on selling or buying at the event, or to donate time as a volunteer, please contact Jeanne at dehaas@michonline.net. Owosso Homeschool Sports retains a small fee from sales as its fund-raiser. Owosso Homeschool Sports provides basketball and volleyball competition for homeschooling families.  CROP FOR A CAUSE, a two-day scrap or stamp event to benefit Jeanie Thompson in her breast cancer fight, will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 at the Flushing Masonic Center. The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and will provide tables, food, snacks, drinks, raffles and prizes. The cost is $50 per person, and all proceeds go to Thompson. Pre-registration is required by calling (810) 638-7224 or (810) 659-6192.  The Chesaning High School Odyssey of the Mind team will be holding a dessert open house – “AN EVENING WITH ODYSSEY OF THE MIND” – on Monday, May 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chesaning Lions Hall, 17200 Corunna Rd. Donations are $5 at the door. The event is one of many projects aimed at helping Chesaning OMers raise money to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, set for May 27-30 at the University of Maryland. The team needs to raise $6,000 by the end of May. The open house will provide an opportunity to meet local team members and learn more about the Odyssey of the Mind program. In addition to a selection of tasty baked goods and treats, the evening will include a fundraising auction and performances by the OM team. Organizers hope the public will consider attending the event, donating an item to the auction or making a contribution to help support a team that represents the creativity, competitive sportsmanship and academic excellence required to earn a berth at the OM World competition. For more information and updates about the Chesaning OM team's fundraising activities, visit the team's Facebook page: Chesaning Odyssey of the Mind: Headed to Worlds. To provide a prize for the auction or to make a financial contribution, please contact Linda Shephard at (989) 295-7713 or lcshephard@aol.com.


 The eighth annual PERENNIAL EXCHANGE will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Albee Community Center parking lot, six miles north of M-57 on M-13. The event will be held rain or shine. Participants should bring potted perennials labeled with their name and information on growing the plant, such as sun, shade height, color or when it blooms, or any other helpful hints. Participants are also encouraged to bring a gardening hint to share with others. There will also be a drawing for free plants in appreciation for participating in the perennial exchange. Coffee and cookies will also be served. For more information, contact Ruth Rhodes at (989) 770-4934 or Linda Kulhanek at (989) 770-4776.  The New Lothrop FFA Alumni is having a PERENNIAL PLANT SALE May 11-16 at the greenhouse on school property, between the high school and elementary buildings. Plants will be sold on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Monday from 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.. Plants prices are $6.50, $8.50, or $10.50 and will range in size from one - two gallon pots. Customers can choose from approximately 1,000 plants. Varieties include: aster, clematis, daylilies, delphinium, ferns, geraniums (hardy), grasses, hibiscus, honeysuckle vine, hostas, hydrangea, iris, lavender, peonies, phlox, roses, verbena toronto, viola, weigela, wisteria, and much more. Proceeds from the sale will help support FFA student membership opportunities such as the annual National Convention trip. For additional information, please contact New Lothrop FFA Alumni member Sherry Seamon at (810) 638-2278.  The Montrose Senior Citizen Center will be holding a EUCHRE TOURNAMENT on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Players must be at least 18 years old. No alcohol or tobacco are permitted. Please call (810) 639-2822 to reserve a place to play. The tournaments will be held at the senior center, 200 Alfred St., Montrose.  A MOM TO MOM AND MORE SALE will be held at the Marion Springs Conservation Club on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $5 charge per table for indoor rentals, $10 and $20 charges for outdoor area set-ups. For more information call Teresa at (989) 249-5326, Irene at (989) 661-2685 or Deb at (989) 865-8566. The club is located at 20390 W. Brant Road, one mile north of Marion Springs and one-quarter mile east.


 ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, for a work session in the conference room, 891 W. Walnut Street, St. Charles.  MONTROSE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Policy Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, and the Finance and Facilities Commitee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Kuehn-Haven Middle School media center, 303 Ray St., Montrose.  NEW LOTHROP AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Facility and Transportation Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Adminstration Office, 9285 Easton Rd., New Lothrop.


 The POWELL FAMILY REUNION will be held on Saturday, July 16 from noon until 5 p.m. at Barber Memorial Park in Montrose, south of M-57 on the east side of Seymour Road. Meat and condiments will be provided. Attendees should bring a dish to pass, drinks (no alcohol allowed in park), table service and comfortable lawn chairs for those who need them. They will have the white elephant sale again this year. Those attending are encouraged to bring any items that someone else can’t do without and that they actually want to get rid of. They should also bring family pictures to show and family military pictures to be added to the Military and Veteran Family Honor Roll Banner. Also, those who were married while in the service and who are still married to the same spouse should bring a 5x7 or 4x6 photo to be added to the banner for 2012. If there is a Powell in the family tree, they are encouraged to come and register so the family genealogy book and addresses with emails can be updated. Donations will be collected to cover costs for next year’s reunion. There will be fun, games and activities for everyone. For more information, contact Rita Powell at (810) 639-7930, Yvonne (Powell) Durham at (810) 845-0488 or Carolyn( Cutler-Powell) Wilber at (810) 730-5965 or email powellfamilyreuniondatabase@yahoo.com.

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 There will be a seminar on UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA CHALLENGES, presented by HealthSource-Saginaw, Heartland Hospice and the Saginaw Black Nurses Association (SBNA), on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at HealthSource-Saginaw, 3340 Hospital Road, Saginaw (Towne Square on Main Street inside the HealthSource building). This is an educational event geared toward assisting caregivers and family members in understanding the Alzheimer’s and dementia disease process. This includes help in understanding their behaviors, the disease process, how to communicate with them, and how to help cope with end-of-life issues. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and lunch is provided. Sessions are free, but seating is limited. Registration is due no later than Friday, May 13. For more information or to register by phone, call Shelly Mayer or Janell Jordan-Turner at HealthSource- Saginaw, (989) 790-7846, or Susan Gentler or Pam Christie at Heartland Hospice, (989) 667-3440.  In celebration of May as National Stroke Awareness Month, St. Mary’s of Michigan is offering a FREE STROKE SCREENING on Wednesday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s of Michigan Towne Centre, 4599 Towne Centre Road in Saginaw Township (at the corner of Towne Centre and Schust Roads). The free screening will include peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid arteries, and abdominal aortic aneurysm. Limited screenings are available, and appointments are required. To qualify for the free screening, patients must meet one or more of the following risk factors: over 55, smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, live a sedentary lifestyle or obesity. For more information, or to register, call 1-800-STMARYS (1-800-786-2797). Also, stroke survivor and triathlete Eric Sarno, 40, will share his story and fight back to life after a stroke on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s of Michigan Health Education Center. Free stroke screenings will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. on a firstcome, first-served basis with limited availability.  TRI-TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT will conduct a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Station No. 1, 106 Spruce St. in St. Charles.


 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.  The CHESANING AREA ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES will be taking orders on Tuesday, May 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The ministry is located at 625 W. Broad St. Chesaning (Market Street Square Building). For more information, please call (989) 845-1488.  The COLMUS FAMILY will be in concert with their Christian country music at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 15 at Burt Community of Christ, 1767 E. Burt Road, Burt. A love offering will be taken up. Learn more about the Colmus family at www.colmusfamily.com.


 St. Cyril Catholic Church in Bannister will be having its annual RUMMAGE SALE on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 and 19. The sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday with a bake sale, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday with Bag Day, when all items in one bag will be one price. All items are clean and reasonably priced. Bannister is located three miles north and one and one-half miles west of Elsie. The sale is sponsored by the St. Cyril’s Altar Society.


 SeniorBrigade, a Michigan seniors initiative, will present “PROTECT YOURSELF: PHONE AND MAIL SCAMS” on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Montrose Senior Center, 200 Alfred St., Montrose, (810) 639- 2822. Learn how to: recognize common scams initiated over the phone or by mail/email; reduce unwanted phone calls and junk mail; and report a problem or scam. The SeniorBrigade initiative is designed to assist seniors with financial and health care decisions and protect them against scam artists and other predators.

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