Port Huron Town Hall Series Gives To Local Non-Profits

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Sally Straffon Child Abuse and Neglect Council

 

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Major Mark Turner – Salvation Army

The board of Port Huron Town Hall Series held their annual luncheon yesterday at the Port Huron Golf Club.  Each year, proceeds from the series go to a couple of selected local non-profits.  This year’s recipients are the Salvation Army of Port Huron and the St. Clair County Child Abuse and Neglect Council.  As the fifty-ninth year of Port Huron Town Hall closed out, the group has given back over $171,000 to the community, not to mention the wonderful programs, talks and shows, all at a very affordable price.  As the sixtieth season begins this October, all featured guests will have a tie to Michigan, beginning with actress Ellen Burstyn.  Tickets are available for purchase through the McMorran Box Office.

 

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Radiologic technology

SC4 Radiologic Technology Program To Host Information Sessions

Two upcoming information sessions are planned at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron for students interested in SC4’s radiologic technology program.  The sessions will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Room 206 of the college’s Citizens First Michigan Technical Education Center, corner of…

SC4 Radiologic Technology Program To Host Information Sessions

Radiologic technologyTwo upcoming information sessions are planned at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron for students interested in SC4’s radiologic technology program.  The sessions will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Room 206 of the college’s Citizens First Michigan Technical Education Center, corner of Erie Street and Glenwood Avenue.  Students can attend the sessions to get information about careers in radiologic technology, prerequisites, degree requirements and application process.  SC4’s associate of applied arts and science degree in radiologic technology will prepare students to work in hospital settings, physician offices, imaging centers and urgent care clinics to administer X-rays for diagnostic purposes.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiologic technology is one of the fastest-growing professions in the nation, with an estimated increase of 28% in the demand for qualified professionals through 2020. In Michigan, those jobs are expected to grow 12% through 2018, according to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth. Radiologic technologists earn an average of $23.94 in Michigan.  The application deadline for this competitive admission program is Feb. 15, 2014, for the program beginning in summer 2015.  For more information, call (810) 989-5688 or visit www.sc4.edu/radiologictechnology

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St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Wendling testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation to help get repeat drugged drivers off the streets.  Rep. Dan Lauwers, at right, also testified.

County Prosecuting Attorney Testifies To Keep Drugged Drivers Off Streets

St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Wendling  testified in support of legislation to help keep dangerous motorists off Michigan streets by ensuring immediate jail time for repeat offenders and improved communication between law enforcement agencies.  State Rep. Dan. Lauwers, the legislation’s sponsor, invited Wendling to Lansing to testify. House Bills 5383-85 place a conditional…

County Prosecuting Attorney Testifies To Keep Drugged Drivers Off Streets

St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Wendling testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation to help get repeat drugged drivers off the streets.  Rep. Dan Lauwers, at right, also testified.

St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Wendling testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation to help get repeat drugged drivers off the streets. Rep. Dan Lauwers, at right, also testified.

St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Wendling  testified in support of legislation to help keep dangerous motorists off Michigan streets by ensuring immediate jail time for repeat offenders and improved communication between law enforcement agencies.  State Rep. Dan. Lauwers, the legislation’s sponsor, invited Wendling to Lansing to testify. House Bills 5383-85 place a conditional bond on drivers who are arrested for operating under the influence of drugs, allow law enforcement to enter a pending chemical analysis and bond into the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN), and require motorists who fail a roadside chemical sobriety exam to be given a permit license similar to a drunken driving offense.  “Drugged driving has unfortunately become a new challenge for our communities and law enforcement, and we must take steps to address the problem to help improve the safety of Michigan motorists,” said Lauwers, R-Brockway Township.  “We’re replicating the way the state deals with drunken drivers to more effectively get those motorists under the influence of drugs off the streets.”  Lauwers said some medical marijuana advocates have mischaracterized the legislation, specifically as it pertains to a saliva test to detect certain drugs.  The lawmaker said the new saliva test is currently untested and will not be used statewide until it is thoroughly reviewed.  “A saliva test represents the next generation of technology that officers could have at their disposal to keep people safe, but it’s important to point out that no motorist will be stopped unless they’re driving erratically first,” Lauwers said.  “There must be probable cause.  I don’t care what motorists are on, even a cell phone, if you’re driving in an unsafe way you should be pulled over.  A saliva test could be just one of the tools used by police officers in the future, but the test won’t be used throughout Michigan unless it is approved by the State Police.” On July 20, 2013, Russell Ward and Koby Raymo, both of Avoca, were killed in a head-on collision in St. Clair County when a pickup driven by Lisa Bergman crossed the center line.  Bergman’s blood later tested positive for controlled substances.  She had been pulled over six times since 2008 for operating under the influence of drugs, and at the time of the accident she had two pending cases.  Michigan State Police Sgt. Dewayne Gill also testified in support of the legislation this morning.  The bills remain under consideration in the House Judiciary Committee.

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Jean Alicia Elster

St. Clair County Library Hosts 2014 Michigan Notable Author

The St. Clair County Library will host  Jean Alicia Elster – author of The Colored Car – at the library at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 for an afternoon of first-rate storytelling,  book signing and question-and-answer time with guests.  Elster is visiting the St. Clair County Library as part of the Library of Michigan’s…

St. Clair County Library Hosts 2014 Michigan Notable Author

Jean Alicia Elster

Jean Alicia Elster

The St. Clair County Library will host  Jean Alicia Elster – author of The Colored Car – at the library at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 for an afternoon of first-rate storytelling,  book signing and question-and-answer time with guests.  Elster is visiting the St. Clair County Library as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2014 “Michigan Notable Authors Tour.”  This year, 20 authors whose works were chosen as 2014 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit nearly 50 libraries throughout the state.  Formerly an attorney, Elster now writes fiction for children, middle-graders, and young adults.  She is also an editor, essayist, writing instructor and grant writer.  Her book, The Colored Car, is a historical fiction novel for ages 8 through adult. The St. Clair County Library is located at 210 McMorran

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Max Pellicano - Elivs To The Max

Legendary “Elvis To The Max” Tribute Show Comes To Detroit – Raising Funds For Wigs 4 Kids!

You don’t have to go to Vegas to see the King of Rock & Roll!  “Elvis to the Max” is coming to Macomb, MI – May 10th at 6:30 PM! Known worldwide for capturing the style, vocals & magic of an Elvis performance, Max Pellicano has been thrilling audiences for decades with his “Elvis to…

Legendary “Elvis To The Max” Tribute Show Comes To Detroit – Raising Funds For Wigs 4 Kids!

Max Pellicano - Elivs To The Max

Max Pellicano – Elivs To The Max

You don’t have to go to Vegas to see the King of Rock & Roll!  “Elvis to the Max” is coming to Macomb, MI – May 10th at 6:30 PM! Known worldwide for capturing the style, vocals & magic of an Elvis performance, Max Pellicano has been thrilling audiences for decades with his “Elvis to the Max” tribute shows. Now, he is honored to lend his talents during a dinner show to help raise funds for Wigs 4 Kids, a local, nonprofit organization that provides wigs & support services to Michigan children and teens experiencing hair loss as a result of illness and treatment.  Donations and 50/50 raffle proceeds from the show will go directly to support the mission of Wigs 4 Kids. The fundraiser, presented by Joe Contrera of JG Contrera Productions, will be held at Tina’s Country House & Gardens (50828 North Avenue, Macomb, MI 48042).    Mr. Pellicano’s support of Wigs 4 Kids began after hearing about the organization from Founder & CEO, Maggie Varney, his longtime hair designer. “I think the Wigs 4 Kids program and what Maggie does is wonderful! There’s nothing more worthwhile than helping children, especially those suffering from debilitating diseases,” Max said. “Cancer is very close to my family – I’ve lost a few people and I don’t find anything worse than when it affects kids. This event will be a really great benefit for Wigs 4 Kids and I’m pleased to be part of it.”  Maggie, who states it is her honor and privilege to serve the kids of Michigan appreciates the support Max and fellow members of the community have shown to Wigs 4 Kids. “It always touches my heart when people truly understand the need for this program. We could not do this work alone – it takes all of us to make a difference for these children. I’m grateful to Max for his continued belief in the mission of Wigs 4 Kids.”  Tickets to the dinner show are $60 in advance or $65 at the door. They are on sale now at the Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center (586-772-6656). For more information, please visit www.wigs4kids.org

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