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January 12, 2011 - Coffee Hour

At 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 28, The Citizen, 12 South St., Ortonville will host a coffee hour . The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Jacobsen contact

Newly elected State Rep. Bradford Jacobsen (R-46th District) can be reached at his Lansing office 517-373-1798 or toll free at (855) REP-BRAD, mail at N-895 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514., ore-mail:

Bond Q&A

At 6:30 p.m., Jan. 20, at Reid Elementary Media Center and 6:30 p.m., Jan. 25, at Oaktree Media Center, the Goodrich School District will host a series of bond question and answer sessions. Details: 810-591-2251.

Officers elected

Brandon Twp.- The school board elected officers for the 2011 calendar year during their meeting Jan. 10.

New school board president is Debbie Schummer; vice-president is Luke Frye; treasurer is Greg Allar; and secretary is Debbie Brady.

The board also unanimously voted to accept zero compensation for 2011.

The Citizen e-mail

The new Citizen e-mail is


The Atlas Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m., Jan.17.

The Brandon Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 18.

Chamber meeting

At noon, Jan. 18 the Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St., Ortonville. Steve Robinson from Common Scents Canine Center will be the guest speaker regarding a new merchant program. Details: 248-627-8079.

GHS boys basketball

From noon to 8 p.m., Jan. 16, John's Steakhouse, 8038 S. State Road, Goodrich will host a fundraiser for the Goodrich boys basketball team. The team will be waiting tables. Details: 810-636-2175.

Relay for Life

From 8-11 p.m., Jan. 29, Bullfrogs, 2225 Ortonville Road, will host The Dirt Stewart Band, featuring Jeff Beane. Fifteen percent of food and beverage sales will be donated to Relay for Life. Detail: 248-627-7755.

Blue Star flags

Brandon Township residents with a family member serving in the military are eligible to receive a free Blue Star flag.

Township resident Alice Marsh supplies the service flags, first made popular during World War II when the flags were displayed in front windows. Marsh has given out more than 90 Blue Star flags and has also presented three Gold Star flags to families that have lost loved ones in combat.

Flags are free to township military families. Those outside the township can get a flag for $5. Details: 248-627-6162.

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