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August 27, 2014 - Labor day events

The Clarkston News office is closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1 in observancec of the holiday.

The deadline for classifieds for the Sept. 3 edition is this Friday at noon.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Clarkston.

School tech consultant

Clarkston Board of Education voted unanimously to approve hiring Convergent Technology Partners to help the district with its technology assessment.

The assessment, not to exceed $20,000, will include school visits and staff interviews, with recommendations in order of priority with dollar amounts for each item, said John Foster, senior manager, at the Aug. 25 meeting.

O.A.T.S. on


A new episode of Clarkston Spark on ClarkstonTV.com features the O.A.T.S. therapeutic riding facility, its leaders, instructors, volunteers, and riders.

Check www.clarkstontv.com's "Clarkston Spark" picture, or Springfield-Independence Video You Tube channel. It will also be shown on Independence Television during the week of Sept. 1.

Find the Clarkston Spark Face Book page at www.facebook.com/clarkstonspark.


The story "Donation for new Depot Park bridge" about an $80,000 donation for a bridge in Depot Park, Aug. 20 edition, said "earlier this year, City of the Village of Clarkston spent about $4,000 to have the bridge inspected by an engineering firm to determine structural integrity."

City Manager Carol Eberhardt requested a correction "The City spent $1,600 to have the bridge assessed by HRC, not $4,000. Please put a correction in next week's paper."

To date, according to city bills, $3,993.72 was spent on the bridge for repairs as well as the study.

We regret the $6.28 error, and not making it clear the $4,000 was the sum of all work costs associated with the bridge.

Also, in "On to November" in the Aug. 13 edition, the caption under the photo incorrectly identified Fred Ritter as his brother, Dennis Ritter.

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