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May 22, 2013 - Memorial Day


Clarkston Junior High School will remember 2003 graduate and fallen Iraq War veteran Jenna Beno by dedicating the school's courtyard to her memory in a special Memorial Day observance, 11 a.m., Thursday, May 23, at the school, 6595 Waldon Road.

Students built a stone garden in the school courtyard last November to honor local veterans, with a new stone dedicated every year.

Its first recipient was 94-year-old Albert Fortuna, veteran of World War II. This year, the entire courtyard will be dedicated to Beno, a U.S. Army specialist who died last October from injuries sustained while serving in Iraq.

Contact teacher Alex Sennabaum, amsennabaum@clarkston.k12.mi.us for more information.

Cnews office closed

for Memorial Day

The Clarkston News office will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Deadlines for classifieds and advertising are Friday.

City council seats

up for vote in 2013

A fourth Clarkston City Council seat will be up for a vote this November.

Richard Bisio was appointed to fill City Manager Carol Eberhardt's seat on the council, and was sworn in on May 13.

The terms for Council members Eric Haven, Stephen Hargis, and Thomas Hunter are also up this November.

Bisio previously served on council from 2010-2012.

Survey for seniors

Independence Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Seniors is asking for public input regarding current and future needs for people 50-years-old and above in the community.

A survey is available online at www.intellitrend.com/residentsurvey. Deadline is May 31.

Also, 2,000 surveys were mailed to randomly selected residents. The survey is in partnership with Friends of the Senior Adult Activity Center.

For more information, call Ken Elwert at 248-625-8223.

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