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June 25, 2014 - 'We want The

Clarkston News'

Clarkston City Council members have spoken, again. At a June 23 meeting, council members said The Clarkston News is to be used as the first choice for publishing legal notices.

Councilwoman Peg Roth requested the discussion be scheduled at the June 23 city council meeting because she has noticed public notices are frequently printed in a daily newspaper when they could have been printed in The Clarkston News.

This is the third discussion this year about where the city's public notices should be printed. City Manager Carol Eberhardt has been directed several times by council to use the News as a first choice for publishing notices.

The Clarkston News, which was founded in 1929, has historically printed the city's public notices.

Fourth of July

Independence Township Fourth of July festivities kick off with a parade through downtown Clarkston at 10 a.m., starting at St. Daniel Catholic Church, 7010 Valley Park Drive.

Independence Fest in Clintonwood Park, from 11 a.m.-dusk, ,includes a Visit with a Mermaid, 123 p.m.; a 120-foot X-treme Zip, 2-8 p.m.; live entertainment on the main stage starting at 3 p.m.; Cirque Amongus, 4:30-5:15 p.m.; kids games and inflatables, 11a.m.9:30 p.m.; Craft Show, 11a.m.5 p.m.; and Veteran's Celebration, with recognition ceremony and 21-gun salute at 12:30 p.m., and "Meet and Greet" and Military Museum in and around the Carriage House; and fireworks with performance by Magic Bus, 7-10 p.m.

All veterans are invited to participate as VIPs, and share mementos and artifacts in he Carriage House from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 248-625-8231.

Shuttle rides, $2, 11 a.m. until after fireworks finale. Clintonwood parking, $5/car until 2 p.m.; after 2 p.m., $10/car; Everest Academy parking, $10/car all day, starting at 2 p.m.; Clarkston High School, $5/car at 7 p.m. or pay for shuttle.

Correction

In "City has lots of cash," June 18, the millage rate for the City of the Village of Clarkston is 12.85, rather than 12.81 as stated. It will cost $6,875 to clean storm drains in the city rather than $58,752. The budget was passed June 9th.

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