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CalCo Admin UpdateGiving Back to the Community & Governor AppointmentsBY KELLI SCOTT, Co. Admn./ControllerCommissioner Steve Frisbie was appointed to the Michigan Citizen- Community Emer- gency Response Co- ordinating Council. On the council, Commissioner Fris-bie will represent individuals with technical expertise related to emergency response. Sheriff Matt Saxton was appointed to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforce- ment Standards (MCOLES). The commis- sion provides leadership and support to the criminal justice community throughout Michigan. Both Frisbie and Saxton were appointed by Governor Rick Snyder.Sixty Sheriff Office employees partici- pated in No Shave November, December, and January, raising money for the jail min- istry, Haven of Rest, the local Shop with a Cop program, and the Sheriff’s Office Awards Program. For a bit of money, Sher- iff’s Office employees could have beards for three months, despite a grooming poli- cy that otherwise prohibits it. In December, they had already raised $6,500.The Shop with a Cop program hap- pened in December, as well. Eight Sheriff’s Office employees participat- ed alongside law enforcement agencies from throughout Calhoun County. Sev- enty-five youths were given $100 to shop at Walmart, paired with a cop. Sheriff Saxton said that law enforcement officials who participate have as much fun, if not more, than the children who participate.Before the holidays, the Calhoun County Community Development De- partment wrapped the Angel Tree gifts for youth at the County Juvenile Home. A collaborative activity to celebrate the holidays and build community, the volun- teers wrapped over 250 gifts for residents to open on Christmas morning.Among the 700 Angel Tree items do- nated this year, there were games, puzzles, coloring books, blankets, pillows, hygiene items, winter wear, and stuffed animals. About 200 items will be sent home with residents upon their release. Others will be used in the facility throughout the year.Gift tree tags were distributed at 10 locations in the community: Family Fare Albion, Marshall Animal Care, Marshall Lanes, Oaklawn Hospital Billing and Call Center, Marshall Senior Center, Fami- ly Video, Calhoun County Human Re- sources, Calhoun County Justice Center,Marshall Medical/Dr. Mark Mahalka, and Darling Ace Hardware.At the last Board of Commissioners Meeting of 2018, we thanked commis- sioners Vic Potter and Carla Reynolds for their dedication to the Board. Commis- sioner Reynolds served District 2 since 2015, and Commissioner Potter servedDistrict 6 since 2017. In early January 2019, an Organizational Meeting was held to swear in elected commissioners, and a Chair and Vice Chair was elected by the Board.We’re ready to get to work in 2019, continuing to serve residents of Calhoun County.THE YELLOW TRUCK PEOPLECALL USfor all your electrical, heating & cooling needsWe install Eaton/Generac GeneratorsWe arean authorized Generac Sales & Service Dealer269-963-7910 • 466 Main St. Battle Creek, MI • License # Electrical – 6112007 • License # Mechanical – 7103902MEN IN BUSINESS I SCENE 4401 21

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