2018-10-21 / News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

TOYS FOR KIDS PROGRAM – The Chesaning American Legion Post #212 will have applications available for its Toys for Kids program from Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Oct. 26. Applications will also be available the week of Nov. 5, through Nov. 9. Completed applications can be dropped off at the Chesaning American Legion Post 212, 15053 McKeighan Road, in Chesaning from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with hours extending to 6 p.m. on Wednesday of both weeks. This program supports the Chesaning Union School District families needing assistance in obtaining toys for their children at Christmas time. Participants must live in the Chesaning School District, bring a photo ID with their address, child/children’s birth certificate(s), and, if applicable, a copy of the custody order. For more information, contact Will Lucio at (989) 860-6133 or Deb Sutton at (989) 323-0806.

RADON AWARENESS MONTH – October is a Radon Awareness Month. Free radon test kits can be obtained at the Rehmann Health Center, 147 S. Saginaw St., Chesaning on Monday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested persons may also call the Rehmann Health Center at (989) 845-3911 and leave a message to obtain a kit at another time.

BLOOD DRIVE – Michigan Blood will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the Chesaning High School media center, 805 Fourth St., Chesaning. Donors may be eligible to give blood every 56 days if they are a healthy person age 17 or older (or 16 with parent or guardian permission), weighing 112 pounds or more. Females ages 18 and younger must weigh 120 pounds or more. Call 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or visit https://www.versiti.org/ways-to-give/ our-communities/michigan to make an appointment.

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR SAT – Eighth graders in Shiawassee County can take the SAT test on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Owosso Middle School to become eligible for the Shiawassee Scholars Program and many other gifted and talented programs. Registration only takes a few minutes and must be done before Oct. 30. Students can ask their school counselors for the three code numbers they will need, or they can contact Renee Dotson, of the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District at (989) 743-3471, or get all the testing details and practice test info at www.sresd.org.

TOYS FOR TOTS – The annual Saginaw County Toys for Tots campaign has begun. Toys will be provided for children up to and including age 12. Registration can be through the elementary school offices in St. Charles, Hemlock and Merrill. In addition, there will be a sign-up at the American Legion Post in St. Charles, 232 S. Saginaw St. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. The main registration will be held in Saginaw at 3995 Fashion Square Blvd., Suite 9, Nov. 5 – Nov. 8, and Nov 12 – Nov. 15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. On Nov 9 and Nov. 16, registration is from 2 to 7 p.m. Participants cannot be registered with any other agency to receive Toys for Tots. They will need current Michigan photo ID and proof of income. They will also need

birth certificates or guardianship papers for any children they wish to enroll. For more information, check the Toys for Tots website. Go to Toys for Tots, select Request Toys, select Michigan, select Saginaw. Or interested persons can contact the coordinator at r.heise@sbcglobal.net.

BISHOP CISTONE’S FUNERAL MASS OCT. 23 – The Most Rev. Joseph Robert Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, died on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Saginaw. Bishop Cistone’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m., at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt. Ave, Saginaw. The Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, archbishop of Detroit, will preside, and the homily will be given by Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington. Visitation will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption. A vigil liturgy will begin on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption. The 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption will be celebrated as usual. The Rev. William J. Rutkowski, vicar general of the Diocese of Saginaw, will preside and give the homily. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Diocese of Saginaw Cathedral Renovation. Contributions may also be made to the Daniel and Josephine Cistone Endowment Fund.

ST. CHARLES SCHOOLS – The St. Charles Community Schools Board of Education has scheduled its fall board retreat for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. at the Hartley Outdoor Education

Center. The retreat will be combined with the board’s November meeting.

POSITIONS TO FILL – St. Charles Community Schools has several positions to fill yet this fall. During the Wednesday, Oct. 17 meeting, Superintendent Michael Decker indicated the school district still needs additional substitute teachers, bus drivers, para-professionals, kitchen staff and custodians.

RETIRING IN 2019 – During the Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting of the Montrose Township Board, Township Clerk Fred Domine announced that he intends to retire on March 1, 2019. He explained that he recently had a big event, his 79th birthday. He’s decided it is time to retire. Domine told the township board that he has an individual he plans to recommend as his successor.

McAFEE ROAD ASSESSMENT – The Montrose Township Board held a special assessment public hearing for McAfee Road, during the board’s Oct. 16 meeting. The special assessment was petitioned by 31 of the 34 residents of McAfee Road. There were no objections received; although one resident thanked the township board for its cooperation.

TAX COLLECTION – Montrose Township Treasurer Mary Quast reported that as of Sept. 14, 92 percent of the 2017 taxes have been collected. Last year, only 80 percent had been collected by that time. Quast will be sending letters out to those who have not yet paid.

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