2009-09-13 / 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

HAZELTON TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 at the township office, 7505 Orchard St., New Lothrop. • CHAPIN TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the township hall, 21481 Peet Road, Elsie. • SWAN CREEK TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 in the Township Hall, 11415 Lakefield Road. • MONTROSE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the Township Hall, 139 S. Saginaw. • CHESANING VILLAGE COUNCIL will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the council chambers at the village office, 1100 W. Broad Street.

Clubs/Civic Groups

• A new area GIRL SCOUT TROOP is looking for girls living in Chesaning/St. Charles area who would like to discover new things, connect with other girls, and take action. The Girl Scout troop meets every other Thursday, starting Sept. 17 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesaning. An informational/registration meeting has been set for Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The registration fee is $12 per girl if registered before Oct. 1. After Oct. 1 the registration fee is $20 per girl. Financial assistance may be requested at time of registration. For more information contact Rose Eastman at (989) 323-0221 or Cindy Mayhew at (989) 845-6553. Girl Scout Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Check Girl Scouts out on the web at www.gshom.org. • MONTROSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION members will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer Museum, 144 E. Hickory St. The meeting is rescheduled due to the Labor Day holiday. • CHESANING AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at the Chamber Office, 218 N. Front St., Chesaning. • NEW LOTHROP LIONS CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the New Lothrop Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. • The MONTROSE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL COMMITTEE will meet on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Jennings Memorial Library. • The MID-MICHIGAN SECTION OF THE SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS – SAE International, will kickoff their 2009 – 2010 dinner and program season on Monday evening, Sept. 14, at Baker College, Bristol Road at Fenton Road, in Flint. The speaker for the evening will be Greg Mroz, service engineer for General Motors Service Parts Operations. The program topic will be “Father and Son Racing”. Social hour is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m. The dinner cost for SAE members is $25, retired SAE member cost is $20, and student cost is $18. Non-member cost is $30. 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 on-line at www.midmichigansae.org. • The Shiawassee County Genealogical Society presents Clyde Chamberlin with his slide program on “UNUSUAL GRAVESTONES AND UNUSUAL EPITAPHS” on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Council on Aging, 300 N. Washington St., Owosso. A potluck will start at 6 p.m. with the program immediately following. Chamberlin is a writer for four magazines. His photos have appeared in over 70 newspapers, magazines and, most recently, a book entitles “Last Words,” published in London. He is a member of Toastmaster International, and has presented numerous enjoyable slide shows for a variety of audiences. • The CHESANING AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM will meet on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the museum. The program for the evening will be a demonstration of antique silverware made into jewelry by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bentley, of Owosso. It promises to be interesting and informative. • Montrose Cub Scout Pack 123 ROUND UP will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Carter Elementary. Pack 123 invites boys grades 1-3 to register in this exciting program. Submit questions to Mark Quast, Pack 123 Cub Master at ifly_jets@yahoo.com or call 810-516-2844.

Odds & Ends

• DeVries Nature Conservancy is proud to host its very first concert on the grounds. The free “Concert in the Woods” event will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. Come out with the family, bring a blanket, pick a spot on the hill and enjoy the show. Area musicians will be showcasing their skills in an eclectic show. Musicians include Jerry Gray, Matt Canfield, Daniel Harrow, Jennifer Haber and Doug Cornell. Vendors will also be on site selling hot dogs, brats, chips, drinks, desserts and bread. This free event will be fun for the whole family. Check the website for more information at www.devriesnature.org or call 989.723.3365 or email info@devriesnc.org. • The DeVries Nature Conservancy will host STORY TIME on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. Kids can learn all about the cool little critters that live in the Shiawassee River. They can get up close, explore with magnifying glasses and microscopes and see neat bugs. The day will also include a story, a short hike, and the chance to create their own “Teeny Tiny Story Book.” On the third Thursday of every month, DeVries Nature Conservancy opens its doors for youngster story time. Ages 2-6 are welcome to come from 10 to 11 a.m. to enjoy a nature story and activity. Please call or email to register prior to the event. This program is free. Check the website for more information at www.devriesnature.org or call (989) 723-3365 or email info@devriesnc.org.

Fundraisers A CANCER BENEFIT DINNER & AUCTION WITH ENTERTAINMENT will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6p.m. at the Peet Center in Chesaning to benefit Pastor Elliott Aspinwall who recently underwent cancer treatment successfully. The event will feature a chicken dinner, auction, a silent auction, and LIVE entertainment provided by both the Brady Weslyan Praise Team and the Silverwood Bottom Boys. Tickets are available with a donation of $12 or more per person. Advance tickets are available at the Written Miracles Christian bookstore inside the Market Street Square. Or you can call the bookstore for more information at 989-845-2880. • The St. Charles District Library BOOK AND BAKE SALE and QUILT RAFFLE will be held Friday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the St. Charles District Library. Books are $2 per bag, and bags will be provided. Quilt raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. For more information, contact the library 104 W. Spruce St., St. Charles, (989) 865-9451 or email s.charles@vlc.lib.mi.us. • Please join the Shiawassee Humane Society for what is hoped will become an annual event, the SHS Benefit BBQ Picnic Dinner on Sept. 19 from 3-6 p.m. at the NCG Theater Parking Lot, downtown Owosso. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-11 and $3 for kids ages 5 and under. There will be BBQ pork, lots of sides from GiGi’s catering, (all donated by the local veterinarians) pizzas (From Jets Pizza), plus some locally provided desserts, hot dogs, and punch. Come out and enjoy a picnic, and support the Humane Society. • The New Lothrop VFW Post 6579 will host the FALL COLORS CAR SHOW on Sunday, Sept. 20. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with trophies presented at 3:30 p.m. This is a benefit show for a mid-Michigan woman who has cancer and no insurance. The registration fee is $10, and dash plaques will be awarded to the first 60 entrants. Over 70 awards will be given, including Best of Show, the Veterans Award and Longest Distance Award. There will also door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Music will be provided by D.J. Bob Steel. All years are welcome, as are motorcycles. The Post will also be putting on a 14-item breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 5-11. For more information about the car show, contact Greg at (989) 845-2699 or (810) 869-1735, or Jim at (989) 288-4032.


ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the conference room, 891 W. Walnut Street, St. Charles.

Food and Fellowship

• There will be a POLKA MASS AND CHICKEN AND HAM DINNER at St. Cyril’s Catholic Church in Bannister on Sunday, Sept. 13. Mass begins at 10:30 a.m., with dinner from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The cost for the dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 12 and under, and free for preschoolers. Music for the Mass will be provided by Helen Ann’s Dance Band. • There will be a CHICKEN DINNER on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Henderson United Methodist Church. Take-outs and serving will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes baked chicken, baked or mashed potatoes, corn, cole slaw, biscuits and gravy, pie or cake. The cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 12 and under, free for preschoolers. • The Chesaning Knights of Columbus will host a SOCIAL NIGHT from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Chesaning K of C Hall. The menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sloppy joes, coney dogs, brats, fries and onion rings. Social nights are open to the public. • The Montrose Eagles Club #4090 will be serving a COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET on Sunday, Nov. 9, 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. • The New Lothrop VFW Post 6579 annual Truck and Car Show will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, and a SPECIAL BREAKFAST will be served at the Post Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for ages under 6. This breakfast is open to the public. Anyone who would like to join the VFW should contact any member of the Post, or come to the breakfast and fill out the VFW application. The cost is $20. More members are needed. The Post phone number is (810) 638-5874, (810) 638-5781, or (989) 845-2282. • The Montrose United Methodist Church will host a SOUP AND PIE SUPPER on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 158 State St., Montrose. Requested donation is $5. • The First United Methodist Church of New Lothrop will host a

SOUP AND PIE SUPPER on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 7495 Orchard St., New Lothrop. The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children. Support Groups

T.I.M.E. (TRANSPLANTS IN MOTION EVERYWHERE) support group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Healthcare Center’s private dining room. All organ recipients, donors, people waiting for transplants and friends and family members may attend.

Health & Safety

M. Margaret Snow, MD, board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Memorial Healthcare, will present information on OSTEOARTHRITIS IN THE ELDERLY on Monday, Sept. 14 at noon. This free presentation will be held at Stoney Creek Village located at 1694 N. M-52, Owosso. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease affecting up to 80 percent of elderly adults.Younger generations need to be aware of the preventative measures they can take to avoid osteoarthritis. Obviously there is a genetic disposition, which is largely unavoidable, however watching one's diet and avoiding joint and muscle trauma will go a long way in terms of preventing osteoarthritis. This presentation is offered as part of Memorial’s popular “Art of Aging” lecture series which is regularly scheduled to meet on the second Monday of the month. To reserve a seat, contact the Memorial Center for Senior Health at (989) 729-4828.


AMERICAN LEGION STATE SERVICE OFFICER Pat Kline will be at the Shiawassee County Veterans’ Affairs office on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call the office at (989) 743-2231. • AMVETS STATE SERVICE OFFICER Nathan Pierpont will be at the Shiawassee County Veterans’ Affairs office on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call the office at (989) 743-2231.

Bazaars/Craft Shows

• 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.


FEEDING 5K: A COMMUNITY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE is a contemporary worship service sharing the message of Jesus Christ in a relaxed atmosphere. It will be held the third Saturday of the month, at Bethany United Methodist Church in downtown Clio, 353 E. Vienna Road. For more information, call (810) 686-5151. • The LWML of Nativity Lutheran Church will be hosting its

ANNUAL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE on Friday and Saturday, Sept 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at Nativity Lutheran Church 625 W. Clinton, St. Charles. • Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 16070 W. Brady Road (Corner of M-57 and S. Hemlock Road), announces its WEEKLY FALL SCHEDULE. The congregation offers two Divine Services (Family Worship Services) on Sunday, at 7:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Family Bible Time will be held at 9 a.m. and will feature Bible education for children, youth, and adults. The children will focus on lessons from Bible history and God's plan of salvation. The youth and adult course will be "Who's Been Sitting in My Pew?" a video-based course that takes a thoughtprovoking and entertaining look at the vital topics of worship, change, and outreach. Another Bible Study, "Everything New: The Book of Genesis" will be offered twice on Thursdays, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost for any of the educational sessions. For more information, call the church office at (989) 845-2600. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church also operates a Lutheran Elementary School, which provides full-time Christian education for children in preschool through 8th grade. For more information about the school, please call the school office at (989) 845-2611. Christ is a member congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a worldwide confessional Lutheran church body of 1200 congregations in all 50 states and five continents. • SUNDAY SCHOOL AND ADULT BIBLE STUDY is at 9 a.m. on Sundays at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marion Springs, 12140 S. Merrill Road. For information call 989-643-7145.

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