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December 15, 2010 - Jasso fundraiser

A spaghetti dinner, bake sale, and silent auction to benefit the Jasso family is planned for 1-5 p.m., Dec. 19 at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville.

John Jasso died Dec. 6 after complications from kidney stones that resulted in a stroke.He had no medical insurance to cover the large medical bills.

Jasso was married to Sian Jasso, an employee at the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union, 4 South St., Ortonville. They have three sons: John, 11, Jacob, 8, and Joshua, 5.

Tickets for the benefit dinner are $5 for adults, $3 for children 5-12, and free for children 5 and under. To donate items for the silent auction or bake sale, contact Wendy Bell at 248-935-7328.

An account for the family has been established at the CBCCU. Donations can be made at the Ortonville or Clarkston branches.

Village audit

Ortonville- The village has received the highest possible rating on its 2010 village audit.

A representative from Lewis & Knopf CPA, PC of Flint attended the Dec. 13 village council meeting and reported to the council they had a clean audit.

"Our books are balanced," said Village Manager Larry Brown. "We had our books in order, our bank account reconciled, no discrepancies were found."

Meetings Dec. 20

The Atlas Township meeting at 7 p.m., Dec. 20 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Jan. 17, 2011.

Goodrich School Board of Trustees 6 p.m.

Brandon Township Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

There will be no coffee hour at The Citizen in December. The next meeting will be Jan. 28, 2011.

Holiday hours

The Citizen newspaper will be closed at noon, Dec. 24 for Christmas. Editorial and advertising deadline will be noon Dec. 21. Details: 248-627-4332.


Brandon deputies responded to about eight accidents last week resulting from snowy, icy roads following a storm Dec. 12.

Oakland County Sheriff's Sgt. Pete Burkett, Brandon substation commander, said three of the crashes occurred on Oakwood Road on Dec. 14, two days after the storm when the road was still icy. There were no serious injuries.

A reckless driving citation was issued to a pickup driver who a deputy saw pass two other motorists.

"People have misconception they can go as fast as they want in these road conditions and that is not the case," he said.

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