McLaren Flint Offers Free Seminar on 3D Mammography and Breast Health

McLaren Flint invites area women to attend a free seminar, “Be A Genius When it Comes to Your Breast Health”, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Hospitality House at McLaren, G-3170 Beecher Road, Flint. Linda Lawrence, MD, Medical Director of the McLaren Imaging Center, and a fellowship trained radiologist in breast diagnostics, will discuss the latest recommendations regarding breast health and how 3D mammography can benefit all women. The McLaren Imaging Center now offers the Genius 3D mammography exam, the only exam that is FDA approved as superior for…

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MCC Seeks Community Input for 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Mott Community College (MCC) is planning for the future, and is looking for community input. The College launched its 2019-2021 Strategic Planning process in April, and the College is seeking community input on what MCC should accomplish in the next three years. The public is invited to participate in a Community Conversation for Strategic Planning session with MCC. The first is Wednesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center (709 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48503) Room 1103. Lunch will be provided, but an RSVP is requested…

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Christian Comedy Show in Memory of Jeffrey A. Wilson; ‘The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Laugh’

 By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer It’s often said that laughter is medicine for the soul. Coming to McCree Theatre on Saturday, May 26, is a Christian comedy that will be serving it up in good measure. Randall Wilburn, an associate minister at Foss Avenue Baptist Church, is the producer.  He said proceeds from the show will be used to fund a scholarship in memory of his close friend Jeffrey A. Wilson who recently lost his battle with cancer. Wilson was a popular on-air personality on Club 93.7. “His death reminded…

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May is American Stroke Month: What to Know Now

(StatePoint) — For patients experiencing ischemic stroke — the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the time it takes to receive treatment is critically important for avoiding irreversible brain damage. While getting evaluated by a specialist used to take up to several hours, new in-ambulance technology being tested by hospitals nationwide is helping patients get evaluated within minutes. May is American Stroke Month, and a good opportunity to learn how a new technology known as In-Transit Telestroke (ITTS) may…

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Marvin Jennings, Jr. Announces Candidacy for 7th Circuit Court

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer Marvin Jennings Jr. has announced his candidacy for one of two open seats on Genesee County’s 7th Circuit Court.  He will join seven other candidates on the ballot in the Aug. 7 primary election.  The top four candidates will move on to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Jennings said it was a chance encounter in the late 90s that sparked his interest in the field of law.  Once headed to medical school, he changed plans and opted to study law instead. Today,…

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Mott, Motown & More to Rock the 70s & 80s

Tickets are going fast for the “Mott, Motown & More –Rocking the 70s & 80s” celebrity lip sync show, the Flint area’s longest-running lip sync review. This year there is an exciting lineup of acts, including Flint Mayor Karen Williams Weaver, among others. Performances will be Thursday and Friday, May 31 and June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium on the Mott Community College campus in Flint. There will also be a raffle drawing for audience members to win a variety of items. Audience members are…

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Michigan Voters to Decide on Pot Legalization

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer Michigan could soon join the growing list of states that have passed marijuana legalization measures. Now that the state Board of Canvassers has confirmed supporters of the ballot measure turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the fall ballot, it will be up for voters to decide in November. If the measure passes, it would allow adults over the age of 21 to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Marijuana retailers would be imposed a 10 percent excise tax…

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Dr. Reginald and First Lady Deloris Flynn Celebrate 10 Years of Service at Foss Avenue Baptist Church

  By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer  Dr. Reginald Flynn said his 10 years of service at Foss Avenue Baptist church have been a labor of love. He and First Lady Deloris Flynn will mark the ministry milestone together with family and friends during a celebratory weekend that will include a black-tie dinner and pastoral anniversary service concluding on Sunday, May 6. “I love the people of Flint, and especially the Beecher community, where I grew up,” he said. Dr. Flynn said he is grateful for the Foss Avenue congregation…

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Museum Memorializing Black Lynching Victims Opens in Montgomery, Alabama

By Frederick H. Lowe Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com  (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum has opened to teach American history never published in textbooks. The museum is a memorial to the documented 4,400 African-Americans murdered in terrorist lynchings, which included beatings, drownings and being burned at the stake by Whites between 1877 and 1950 in 12 Southern States including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Their names are engraved…

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Criminal Record Expungement Fair – Friday, May 4

A Criminal Record Expungement Fair will be held Friday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. a Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Highway, Flint, MI 48504. Participants will receive information on expungement laws in Michigan; eligibility requirements to have convictions expunged; how to prepare the application for misdemeanor and/or felony expungement and will receive assistance from volunteer attorneys onsite. Participants in need of financial assistance must meet the eligibility guidelines of Legal Services of Eastern Michigan (LSEM), call 800-322-4512 to be pre-screened and reserve a spot, others…

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