2017-09-21 / News Briefs

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Photo contest set

SWARTZ CREEK – St. Mary Queen of Angels is sponsoring a community photo contest.

Judging will take place in two divisions: 18 and younger, and adult. Categories are spiritual, scenic and/or sports/recreation.

First prize in each category for both divisions wins $100. Judging will be done by St. Mary’s staff and Penny’s From Heaven Photography.

The grand prize of $150 and a free photo session with Penny’s From Heaven Photography, including photo instruction during the session, will be determined by a vote of the parishioners.

Entrants should submit images in print form or digital (jpeg) to St. Mary Queen of Angels Church, 4413 Morrish Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email digital file to info@smqa.net.

Title your print and make sure your name, address, phone number and email address are included, as well as the category you are entering and the division you are in.

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, Nov. 1.

For additional details, call 635-3240 or 644-2372. – L.R.

Twp. to trim trees

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Branches and trees that pose a hazard on township-owned property will be removed.

The Clayton Township Board of Trustees awarded bids for tree removal to Treeman Tree Service of Flushing, and Larkos Lawncare and Landscaping of Montrose.

Treeman submitted the low bids of $3,750 to cut branches and remove dead trees at the Bendle Cemetery, and $650 to perform the same chores at Fire Station #2. Larkos was the low-bidder, at $600, for tending to the trees at the township hall. – L.R.

Lot slated for repair

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Fire Station #2 at Seymour and Corunna roads will get a new parking lot.

The lot, made of crushed concrete, has weeds growing in it and drainage problems, said township Supervisor Chris Gehringer. The driveway will have to be torn out and regraded away from the building, he said.

Three contractors submitted bids, with T.G. Priehs Paving Co. of Imlay City entering the low bid of $47,350. – L.R.

Staff changes at SCCS

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education has accepted resignations from Melissa Childs and April Musselman, caregivers at the Child Development Center.

In addition, the school board has approved the employment of Karen Hinspeter, cashier/ server at Gaines Elementary; Nicole Haskins, caregiver at the Child Development Center; and Shayla Merinsky, educational aide at Morrish Elementary. – L.R.

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