Senate Committee Approves Pavlov Bill Outlawing Drone-type Vehicles In Hunting

Phil Pavlov

Phil Pavlov

A state Senate committee passed legislation Thursday that would outlaw the use of certain aircraft while hunting.  Senate Bills 926 and 927, sponsored by Sens. Tom Casperson and Phil Pavlov, would prohibit the practice of hunting with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—sometimes called a “drone”—or using a UAV to interfere with a person who is hunting. “Hunting with drones would allow hunters to use remote-controlled, camera-equipped aircraft to locate wildlife in order to shoot and kill them for sport,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “Several years ago, to help preserve the purity and the challenge of hunting game in Michigan, we passed legislation banning the practice of computer-assisted hunting. These bills will continue that same protection.”  Pavlov said using UAVs in hunting became an issue in Alaska after wildlife officials there learned that a moose was killed by a hunter using such an aircraft. That incident prompted the Alaska Board of Game to unanimously pass a regulation outlawing the practice.  (con’t)Colorado and Montana recently outlawed the use of UAVs for hunting, while two other states, Idaho and Wisconsin, have existing prohibitions on the use of aircraft to hunt wildlife.  SBs 926 and 927 have been sent to the full Senate for consideration.

 

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A Christmas Carol To Be Presented By SCCCMH

St. Clair County Community Mental Health and the CMH Players will be presenting a live performance of Michael Wilson’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol at the SC4 Fine Arts Theater in Port Huron. Show times are 12:00 p.m. on November 6th, and 7:00 p.m. on November 7th and 8th.  The noon show…

A Christmas Carol To Be Presented By SCCCMH

Christmas-carolSt. Clair County Community Mental Health and the CMH Players will be presenting a live performance of Michael Wilson’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol at the SC4 Fine Arts Theater in Port Huron. Show times are 12:00 p.m. on November 6th, and 7:00 p.m. on November 7th and 8th.  The noon show on November 6th is free. Tickets for the November 7th and 8th shows are $5. The play is under the direction of Bryan Day.  On Christmas Eve, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future teach Scrooge, a miser who has chosen to isolate himself from his fellow man behind a veneer of anger and contempt, that love and friendship are much more important than amassing a fortune. Whether they are a creation or his own regrets or real specters, Scrooge emerges a changed man.  The CMH Players include individuals receiving community mental health services, local community actors, and CMH staff.  This group comes together in the hope of reducing  the stigma associated with mental illness and sharing the message that recovery is possible.   Advanced tickets are now on sale at the St. Clair County Community Mental Health Administration building, located at 3111 Electric Avenue in Port Huron.  Tickets will also be available at-the-door, if seating permits.  For more information, contact Tracy Goyette at (810) 966-3740.

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Operation Transformation Hosts Annual Banquet

Operation Transformation is holding their annual Operation Transformation Benefit Dinner, co-sponsored by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home and WGRT, on Thursday, October 2nd.  The public is invited to the event. It will be held at Alexander’s, 1195 Gratiot Blvd. in Marysville, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The evening will include a delicious dinner buffet, music by “Thunder Current…

Operation Transformation Hosts Annual Banquet

otOperation Transformation is holding their annual Operation Transformation Benefit Dinner, co-sponsored by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home and WGRT, on Thursday, October 2nd.  The public is invited to the event. It will be held at Alexander’s, 1195 Gratiot Blvd. in Marysville, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The evening will include a delicious dinner buffet, music by “Thunder Current – the little, big band”, and a short presentation highlighting Operation Transformation’s accomplishments over the last year in their main areas of involvement.  Chuck Gaidica, former WDIV meteorologist, will also make a cameo appearance.  New this year is a silent auction, with over 50 donated gift certificates, items and services.  The evening will conclude by 8:00 p.m.  Several other collaborating non-profits will have displays about their organizations at this event as well.  Tickets are complimentary, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, as a full house is expected.  To pick up tickets or for more information, call 810-966-8660

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Voter Registration Events Promoted Throughout Michigan And The Nation

Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is encouraging eligible residents to register to vote and for registered voters to double check their status to make sure the information on file is correct. National Voter Registration Day presents a wonderful opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of voting,”…

Voter Registration Events Promoted Throughout Michigan And The Nation

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is encouraging eligible residents to register to vote and for registered voters to double check their status to make sure the information on file is correct. National Voter Registration Day presents a wonderful opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of voting,” Johnson said. “The right to vote grants each of us a voice in our local, state and federal governments.” The Secretary of State Mobile Office will be at Macomb Community College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23. The Macomb stop is just one of several college and university visits the Mobile Office will be making this fall to assist students and others in registering to vote. Johnson also sends a staff person to many naturalization events to register new citizens to vote as well as sending a post card to everyone who is turning 18 years old.  Residents also can register to vote at a Secretary of State office, their local city, township or county clerk’s office, military recruitment centers, voter registration drives and select state agency offices. Mail-in voter registration forms are available at www.michigan.gov/sos. Registered voters can quickly check their status at the Michigan Voter Information Center atwww.michigan.gov/vote. Voters who move within a city or township must update their address. This can be done at www.ExpressSOS.com, at a Secretary of State office or local clerk’s office, or by mail. Voters who move to a new city or township must re-register to vote, which can be done while updating the address on their driver’s license or ID card.  Monday, Oct. 5, is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election.  For a list of voter registration events on Sept. 23 in Michigan and the country, visit the National Voter Registration Day website at http://www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org/events.

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Information Sessions Scheduled For SC4 Fire, EMT, Paramedic Programs

Two upcoming information sessions are planned at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron for students interested in SC4’s fire science program, emergency medical technician program or paramedic certificate. Sessions will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, and Monday, Oct. 27, in Room 208 of the college’s Citizens First Michigan Technical Education Center, corner…

Information Sessions Scheduled For SC4 Fire, EMT, Paramedic Programs

sc4 buildingTwo upcoming information sessions are planned at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron for students interested in SC4’s fire science program, emergency medical technician program or paramedic certificate. Sessions will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, and Monday, Oct. 27, in Room 208 of the college’s Citizens First Michigan Technical Education Center, corner of Erie Street and Glenwood Avenue.  For more information about the information session or the programs, call (810) 989-5793 or visit www.sc4.edu/academics.

 

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