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Almont fires long-time treasurer Sally McCrea had served in dual position as clerk since 1989 BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

ALMONT — Almont village officials are being tight lipped about specifics, but the village council voted unanimously Tuesday night to sack long-time village clerk/treasurer Sally McCrea.

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Village president Steve Schneider said the unanimous vote came after nearly two hours of closed sessions with the village’s auditor, King & King, and McCrea. Village manager Oliver Turner said McCrea, who has been the village’s clerk/treasurer since 1989, was suspended Friday afternoon.

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In a terse press release issue Wednesday, Turner said, “The employment action was preceded by an internal investigation and audit which revealed Ms. McCrea received compensation and benefits which were not authorized by SEE ALMONT, PAGE 6A

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County officials provided on overview of county government last week at a meeting of the Lapeer County Tea Party Patriots. Above, commissioner Ian Kempf addresses the assembly as county controller/administrator John Biscoe (left) and commissioners Dyle Henning, Dave Eady and Linda Jarvis look on.

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County officials provide primer on local government at Tea Party meeting BY NANCY R. ELLIOTT 810-452-2601 • nelliott@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER TWP. — Lapeer County commissioners took their show on the road Tuesday night, paying a visit to the Lapeer County Tea Party Patriots at its meeting in Maple Grove Church in Lapeer Township. Tea Party director Larry Leidlein said the forum was designed to look at the roles and responsibility of local gov-

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ernment, “the government that touches us daily and is visible to us.” Participating in the forum were four of the seven county commissioners, Dave Eady, Dyle Henning, Linda Jarvis and Ian Kempf. County controller/administrator John Biscoe also brought his strong fiscal perspective to the forum. Commissioners Cheryl Clark and Lenny Schneider were SEE COUNTY, PAGE 6A

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IMLAY CITY — And then there was one. Imlay City Commission members voted unanimously Tuesday to turn control of the city’s Community Development Block Grant(CDBG)funded revolving loan funds over to a new entity the I-69 Regional Development Corporation. Last year the state announced it planned to replace Michigan’s 42 local revolving fund programs with nine regional programs. In Lapeer County the Lapeer Development Corporation (LDC), headed by Patricia Lucas, manages four loan funds and Imlay City has two loan funds. Monday the Corunna City Council over in Shiawassee County voted unanimously to back Lucas’ proposal for the I-69 Regional SEE MANAGER, PAGE 8A

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Dick Mortiny and Gary Schroeder, better known as Elm (Easy Listening Music) Street, performed Thursday evening during a benefit for the Stone Soup Food Pantry in Lapeer. See story and more photos on page 3A.

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LAPEER— Things are on track for construction on Lake Nepessing Road in Elba Township to start in early summer. The work will span the section from the railroad tracks to John Conley Drive. Lapeer County Road Commission highway engineer Bill Meinz said at Wednesday’s meeting of the road commission that a start date of June 15 was set. The plan is that the road will open to traffic again by the third week in August. A center left turn lane will be added from the railroad tracks south. Assistant highway engineer Ryan Doyle said he’s working on funding through the state’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program for a pair of projects. One would involve right turn lanes at the north and east legs of the Meyers and Imlay City Road intersection. The other would provide for a passing flare at Roods Lake and Bowers. The road commission will be revamping a crossing at SEE PROJECT, PAGE 6A

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Democrats can vote in both primary and caucus BY NANCY R. ELLIOTT 810-452-2601 • nelliott@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER COUNTY — Following a resolution from the Michigan Democratic Party approved recently, Democrats who vote in the Feb. 28 primary election will not, after all, be banned from participating in Democratic caucuses to be held May 5. The move reverses a party rule that would have prevented Democrats from participating in the caucus if they voted in the presidential primary. The decision came in response to confusion about the issue, and the desire to encourage voter turnout on local ballot issues. Party officials have alleged that the Secretary of State placed Obama’s name on the ballot to create ‘partisan mischief’ since the Democrats had already opted to choose their candidate through caucuses. Regardless of the Feb. 28 election, the Democratic nominee will be chosen during their May 5 caucuses. In Lapeer County, Democrats will caucus at the Lapeer Center Building and the Marathon Township Hall that day.

The Feb. 28 presidential primary is fast approaching. Voters will be asked to choose and sign for a Republic or Democratic ballot, or they can use a no party affiliation ballot to vote on local proposals. On the Republican ticket, voters will see Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson, Fred Karger, Ron Paul, Buddy Roemer, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Jon Hunstman and Rick Perry. Several of those candidates have already dropped out of the race. On the Democratic ballot, voters will see Barack Obama and ‘uncomitted’ as options. Local issues on the ballot include: • Bond proposals for LakeVille Community Schools, seeking to raise a total of $11.69 million for facility and site improvements. • Renewal of a 1.5-mill levy for fire protection for North Branch Township for a period of four years, through 2015. • Renewal of the 18-mill non-homestead property tax for Mayville Community Schools District operations, for a period of four years through 2015.

Columbiaville firefighters rescue deer that breaks through ice on reservoir OREGON TWP. — At least once a year firefighters with the Columbiaville Fire Department like to practice their ice rescue techniques. Thursday morning they got the chance without having to convince one of their members to don a drysuit or worry about a civilian getting injured. Fire Chief Aaron Baker said a Grover Drive resident called Central Dispatch at 7:39 a.m. saying a young deer had fallen through the ice on the Holloway Reservoir. Baker said six of his firefighters found a small deer with one antler half in and half out of a hole in the ice about 450 feet off shore from Goose Neck Point. Firefighters Greg Baker, Matt Clark and Dave Girwolds put on their ice rescue gear and headed out after the stricken animal. The chief said Troy McDowell,

whose dad, Larry, owns a deer farm, told them if they were careful about which direction they approached the animal from and covered its eyes they wouldn’t have any trouble. Baker said McDowell was right, noting the frightened deer calmed down as soon as they threw a sweater over its eyes. Once they got the year-and-a-half four-pointer ashore, firefighters wrapped it in fire coats to warm it up. He said they left it laying in the sun next to some nearby woods. Baker said it was the second deer his people have rescued from the reservoir in the last four years. He added they’ve rescued an equal number of dogs. Baker said it’s good practice for his firefighters, adding, “We’re just happy we don’t have to get people.” — Phil Foley

Police Beat Alcohol arrest NORTH BRANCH TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. cited a 33-year-old man with drunk driving Feb. 5 following a traffic stop on Burnside Road near Jones Road. His vehicle was impounded.

One stop, two arrests LAPEER — Following a traffic stop on South Lapeer Road near I-69 Feb. 5 Michigan State Police found that one person was being sought on several misdemeanor warrants, including one from Lapeer, and the other was sought on a felony warrant. While the Lapeer County Jail took the suspected felon, jail officials declined to take the other suspect. Police met with Tuscola County authorities, who agreed to take the suspect wanted on misdemeanor warrants.

Threats made LAPEER — A Second Street resident told the Lapeer Police Dept. on Feb. 5 that a woman was making threats.

Drunk driver MAYFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. cited a 30-year-old man with drunk driving Feb. 5 following a traffic stop on Millville Road near Davis Lake Road.

Horse found ALMONT TWP. — The Dryden Township Police Dept. found a horse on General Squier Road near Bishop Road Feb. 5. They found the owner and returned the animal.

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Window smashed HADLEY TWP. — A West Davison Lake Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 5 that vandals smashed out the back window of their vehicle.

Barn door open ALMONT TWP. — The Almont Police Dept. found doors open on a pole barn on Dryden Road. The building owner was notified.

From jail to jail PONTIAC — The Lapeer Police Dept. picked up a 27-year-old woman sought on a misdemeanor warrant at the Oakland County Jail Feb. 6 and took her to the Lapeer County Jail.

Struck by bottle METAMORA TWP. — An East Brocker Road man told the Metamora Township Police Dept. Feb. 6 that a tenant he tried to evict on Blood Road came over and hit him in the head with a bottle.

Warrant pickup GENESEE COUNTY — The Lapeer Police Dept. met with Burton Police Feb. 6 on I-69 at the county line to pick up a 49-year-old man sought on a misdemeanor warrant.

Domestic violence DRYDEN — The Dryden Township Police Dept. cited a 40-year-old Main Street man with domestic violence Feb. 6 and took him to the Lapeer County Jail.

LAPEER — Several Hunters Rill residents told the Lapeer Police Dept. on Feb. 5 that someone shot their homes with a paintball gun.

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HADLEY TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. found five vehicles off-roading on a Corey Lane property Feb. 5. Police told the vehicle operators to move on. They apparently did, because about two hours later the Dryden Township Police Dept. found five vehicles offroading on a property near Hough and South Mill roads. The operators were told to move on.

Domestic violence LAPEER — Witnesses at the McDonald’s restaurant on South Main Street told the Lapeer Police Dept. Feb. 5 that a woman took a swing at a man in the parking lot. Both people were gone by the time police arrived and while police were able to locate the man, they were unable to locate the woman.

Purse stolen IMLAY CITY — A woman told the Imlay City Police Dept. Feb. 5 that thieves took her purse from her car while she was at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Police Dept. cited a 29-year-old man with drunk driving Feb. 7 following a traffic stop on Weston Street near South Almont Avenue. He was taken to the Lapeer County Jail and his vehicle was impounded.

Suspended license NORTH BRANCH TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. cited a 27-year-old man with driving on a suspended license Feb. 7 following a traffic stop near the corner of Jefferson and Castle roads. The man was taken to the Lapeer County Jail and his vehicle was impounded.

Cell phone threats LAPEER — A Higgins Street man told the Lapeer Police Dept. Feb. 7 that his 9-year-old child is getting threats on his cell phone.

Alcohol arrest ELBA TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. cited a 33-year-old Canadian man with drunk driving Feb. 7 following a traffic stop I-69 near South Elba Road.

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Drug arrest MAYFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. cited a 20year-old man with a narcotics violation Feb. 7 following an incident near the corner of North Lapeer and Sawdust Corners roads.

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Stone Soup Food Pantry founder Steve MacLeod (third from left) speaks with Pete and Kathleen Whitman at a Thursday evening fundraiser. At far right, state Rep. Kevin Daley holds a discussion with 40th Circuit Court Judge Nick Holowka.

Community steps up to meet growing food assistance need in Lapeer County BY JEFF HOGAN 810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — The need grows by the day for food assistance at the Stone Soup Food Pantry in Lapeer by area residents hit hard by the recession. Open since Dec. 13, Stone Soup is currently serving 325 families. There will be more tomorrow. “We see between five and 10 new people nearly every day we’re open. It’s been a huge success All of this is to open this facility at because of the this time of need in Lapeer County,” said generosity of Steve MacLeod who partners with Dave the people and Klaffer and community businesses in this volunteers to operate the facility located at community who 475 South Court Street (between McCormick help through East Genesee financial donations and streets). “All of this is because and their time. of the generosity of the — Steve MacLeod people and businesses Stone Soup founder in this community who help through financial donations and their time. It’s a win-win for the community,” said MacLeod during a Thursday evening fundraiser at the pantry. The evening included tours for guests and supporters, wine and snacks and musical entertainment by the duo Elm Street.

Stone Soup Food Pantry founder Steve MacLeod (center) talks with Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Neda Payne and David Woolfenden, owner of American Speedy Printing in downtown Lapeer.

Nearly 50 people attended the fundraiser, including a seven-person team from the Lapeer Kohl’s store. Sporting purple Tshirts they were part of the corporation’s Kohl’s Cares Association in Action initiative to support charitable endeavors in communities served by its stores. Kohl’s donated $500 to Stone Soup in the name of its association, said MacLeod, that will purchase nearly $3,000 in food for the pantry. “We’re glad to be Stone Soup partner Dave Klaffer (right) was pleased to see the support of a here tonight. This is seven-person team from Kohl’s. From left to right are: Chris Snow, Shannon our community too Mostek, Melissa Hotchkiss, Zach Mostek, Theresa Jerzewski, Sue Patterson and and we like to help Darci Friske. out where there is a need,” said store think they’re better served and it reduces associate Sue Patterson. waste,” said Klaffer. “People that come In addition, other guests included 40th here can use a cart and walk about the Circuit Court Judge Holowka, state Rep. pantry and select exactly what they need Kevin Daley, country treasurer Dana Miller, or want depending on what we have in.” Lapeer City Commissioner A. Wayne In order to receive food from Stone Bennett, commercial realtor Pete Whitman Soup, persons are required to certify that and his wife Kathleen, Lapeer Area they are in need of emergency food assisChamber of Commerce executive director tance, that their gross household income Neda Payne, American Speedy Printing falls below 200 percent of the poverty level owner David Woolfenden and Lapeer and that they are currently participating in County court officer and candidate for WIC, SNAP/FAP or CSFP. sheriff Mike Gepfrey. The pantry is staffed entirely by volunStone Soup serves Lapeer County as a teers. Typical volunteer activities include central food distribution organization, a sorting and repacking food, helping clients member in good standing with the Eastern to gather their food and transport it to Michigan Food Bank. Stone Soup provides their vehicle, helping at special events bakery, produce, meat, dairy and non-persuch as Thursday’s fundraiser and assistishable food products. Registered county ing with administrative help with mailing residents may visit the pantry every 30 and other clerical duties. days for food assistance. Office hours are Monday through Friday Its mission statement reads, “We are a from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Distribution days are place for members of the community to Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday meet, serve, collaborate and be a part of from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.the solution to end hunger.” 3 p.m. Stone Soup is a “client choice” food Product and monetary donations are pantry, meaning it allows area residents in accepted during normal office hours. need to select their foods instead of a preMonetary donations may also be mailed to: packed or a standard bag of groceries. Stone Soup Food Pantry, 475 South Court They are not required to take items they St., Lapeer, MI 48446. already have, do not like or cannot eat for To volunteer or learn more about Stone health or personal reasons. Soup, call 810-245-0500. Also visit its web“We leave that up to the individuals. We site at www.stonesoupfoodpantry.org

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he First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. It enforces the “separation of church and state.” Or does it? Catholic churches in Lapeer County and across the United States last weekend echoed with scorn for a new federal rule requiring faith-based employers to include birth control and other reproductive services in their health care coverage. Dozens of priests took the rare step of reading letters from the pulpit urging parishioners to reach out to Washington and oppose the rule enacted last month. The rule requires nearly all employers to provide their employees access to health insurance that covers artificial contraception, sterilization services and the “morning after” birth control pill. The mandate exempts churches but applies to Catholic universities, Catholic-based charities and to groups affiliated with Methodists, Baptists and other denominations. The Obama administration continues to defend the new policy, while making clear that the White House is looking for a way to calm the growing election-year firestorm that’s erupted since it was announced in late January. Critics charge that this is an attack on the cornerstone First Amendment freedom that is the very foundation of our democracy. Others assert that it threatens a violation of conscience for millions of Americans. And still others insist it will force an unprecedented choice for many employers to either subsidize what they believe to be immoral, or withdraw health care coverage for their own families and those of their employees. We hope the Obama administration’s decision to force Catholic and other religious employers to violate their conscience will not stand. Americans will recognize it for the unconstitutional detour that it is, and urge their elected representatives to repeal it. The recent actions make us ask what other constitutionally protected freedoms might an increasingly powerful federal government revoke? What other mandated violations of conscience lie ahead for other groups of American citizens, in pursuit of what their government declares is in the common interest? The dispute — spurred by an announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that all employers, including Catholic hospitals and schools, will be required to offer free access to FDAapproved contraceptives like the birth control pill and Plan B (the so-called morning-after pill) through health insurance plans — shows no signs of dying down. On Tuesday, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, David Axelrod, signaled that the president might be open to compromise on the issue. Let’s hope so. “We certainly don’t want to abridge anyone’s religious freedoms,” Axelrod said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” “so we’re going to look for a way to move forward that both provides women with the preventative care that they need and respects the prerogatives of religious institutions.” Churches are exempt from the policy, which goes into effect August 1, and religious institutions that oppose contraception have been given a year-long extension to comply. The flap was thrust further into the national political spotlight on Tuesday, as Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked the new rule in his victory speech on a night that he swept primaries and caucuses in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. The administration had told American Catholics that “you have a right to health care, but you will have the health care that we tell you you have to give your people, whether it’s against the teachings of your church or not,” Santorum said in his Missouri speech. Santorum and Newt Gingrich are both Catholics. His GOP rival Mitt Romney, a Mormon, has continually denounced the HHS rule in recent weeks. Whether the controversy actually moves a significant number of Catholics into the GOP column in November is an open question. After all, the Church has been quite clear in its opposition to abortion, yet this has not stopped Catholic voters from backing politicians who support abortion rights, including Barack Obama in 2008. It is hard not to conclude that, if history is any guide, whoever wins Catholics in November will likely be standing in front of the Capitol taking the presidential oath in January 2013.

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It would be a wise decision for anyone to put a business in downtown Lapeer. The Old Stove is a great restaurant with excellent food and service. There are people like myself who come from Imlay City and North Branch just to go downtown and eat at the Old Stove. It would be wonderful to get Goodwill and others to move downtown as well. Think of the traffic The Old Stove has generated coupled with Goodwill and other business. Downtown would be booming. Amy Rottmann North Branch

A frequent visitor How about antiques? I still enjoy downtown Lapeer. As a kid, my family shopped and ate downtown often. Back in the day there were so many nice stores and restaurants. As a street rodder I certainly enjoy the classic car cruise on Monday nights in the summer and I like the live shows at the PIX. The special events on the courthouse lawn are nice and so is Lapeer Days. It would be nice to see downtown come back to life like “back in the day.” I would love to see retail stores again. How about a Norman’s? People love that store. They are in the downtown district of many towns, but we have to drive a long way to get to one. Antique stores are great, or even an antique mall, where different vendors rent booth space within a building. Perhaps an auction hall, people love a live auction. I like to shop at Fairway. They have a little of everything, kind of like a mini McCrorys. A dollar store or thrift shops and resale shops. In this economy I think they could do real good downtown. Terry Jankowske North Branch

Listen to people! Secret? There is no secret. Downtown is dying and the city is focusing on speeding up that process. The continued aggravation of parking meters is a curse for every business person in town. We should be doing everything possible to lure shoppers into town instead of driving them out. I have multiple businesses in Lapeer and it’s a constant cry from our clients. Someone needs to listen to the people that make up this town or there will soon be tumbleweeds rolling down Main Street. Paul Grondin Lapeer

McCrorys and JCPenny. As a downtown business owner myself of The Old Stove Cafeteria we know the struggles of business in the downtown district. However we are keeping a positive outlook for our future and the future of downtown Lapeer. The downtown Lapeer district is still a safe walkable community with so much opportunity. People need to look at it like lakefront property. There are only a limited amount of buildings downtown, and once they’re snatched up there won’t be any more. Businesses need to make the leap of faith and come to downtown, take advantage of the wonderful historic buildings available and in this economy at very reasonable prices. There are some great events downtown — the car cruise, farmers market, concerts on the courthouse lawn, art gallery shows and the PIX, just to name a few that draw a lot of people. The more businesses that come into these vacant buildings, the more people they will continue to draw. I myself would love to see some antique stores come into downtown Lapeer. We have a lot of diners at The Old Stove that ask where is the nearest antique store? It would be nice to point them to a neighboring building. I would also like to see some type of variety store since McCrorys is gone, like a Fairway. I would shop gift shops, hobby shops, specialty shoe stores, clothing boutiques and even resale. Everyone loves a bargain. I’ve heard the Goodwill was looking to move to a larger building. They certainly draw a lot of shoppers. It would be nice to see them come to downtown where they could be the big store. Perhaps a Salvation Army store or St. Vincent dePaul store since neighboring towns have them, but not in Lapeer. Mary Jankowske Owner, The Old Stove Cafeteria

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U.S. senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra’s use of stereotypes for his

political campaign ad is nothing short of insensitive and hypocritical. As a member of the U.S. Congress Hoekstra voted time and time again for legislation that increased the national debt, including Medicare Part B, the Iraq war and the Bush tax cuts. His congressional votes are reason why the U.S. has a critical national debt problem. Hoekstra further damages his credibility in stereotyping China for political purposes in a dangerous manner. Hoekstra knows all too well that in the early ‘80s at the height of antiJapanese bashing a respected member of the metro-Detroit Asian community Mr. Vincent Chin was viciously attacked and killed with a baseball bat by two ignorant autoworkers because they thought he was an economic threat to their assembly line jobs. Hoekstra knows well that playing of the race card in a struggling economy is a desperate way to divide the electorate to garner votes, albeit in the ugliest and most intolerant manner that paints a picture of a U.S. congressional candidate with no sense of moral judgment, a candidate who would like nothing more than to pull the U.S. back into the 20th century and start a trade war with China. Kenneth Hreha Dryden

Didn’t do homework Lapeer schools are closing two elementary schools? Why the hell did we just build two middle schools when we’re closing elementary schools and enrollment is expected to keep falling? It would appear Debbie Thompson (former superintendent) and the board of education did not do their homework and have left us in another huge mess. This shouldn’t have happened this way. We trust school officials with our money and children. That trust has been broken, again. Wendi Reinhart Oregon Township

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I live in the metro Detroit area, but I have family in Lapeer and visit the area often (several times per month). Also, any time I camp at Metamora we do all of our dining and purchase supplies in downtown Lapeer. Casey Strother Southgate

People deserve better It’s great that the city (Lapeer) has got some grants to help rebuild the Court Street bridge. I know there’s few grants for city streets, so what is your long-term plan to fix our streets? Please tell me Mr. Kerbyson and council that you at least have a plan. I would pay more taxes if the streets would be rebuilt. You give yourself raises, but don’t do the basics of city government and that’s to provide for safe roads. The residents deserve better from their city government. More pathways, big deal? Fix the roads! Phillip Garcia Lapeer

Stop wasting money Lapeer Community Schools won’t be getting any more of my money any time soon. They brought an expensive sewer line to Elba (elementary), then closed the school. They added on classrooms and a new parking lot at Seaton, only to close the school. They built two middle schools when there are fewer students to fill them. This is just bad management anyway you look at it. Stop wasting our money and our intelligence. Evonne Van Deuren Elba Township

Shop hometown Downtown Lapeer is dead because there are fewer people who support local businesses. They talk the talk, but then do all their shopping at Meijer, Walmart or Kohl’s. They are not local stores, they’re huge corporations that make it impossible for momand-pop operations to make it these days. Stay out of the big-box stores and buy from the hometown stores. Imlay City can do it, so why can’t Lapeer? Lucille Babcock Lapeer Township


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LAPEER — Elite Feet Running Store in Lapeer is now open in its new location on South Lapeer Road (M-24), next to the Sprint store. The relocated store now has double the floor space and several new product lines to offer. The move to M-24, after spending four years in downtown Lapeer, was inspired by both by a desire to enlarge the store and to be at a more convenient location for customers coming from I69. In the first few days at the new location, that aspect already seems to be paying off. Elite Feet owner Dustin Jenkins, 28, said he has already had new customers visit the store saying they have known about Elite Feet for years, but it was always out of their way. Elite Feet offers a wide range of running, walking and outdoor supplies. The main staple of the store is running shoes but Jenkins also sells apparel, socks, and accessories for running and hiking. Brand names include New Balance, Nike, Mizuno and Vibram. One of the new offerings at Elite Feet is a wide selection of Merrell products, including running shoes and hiking boots. Merrell has become a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts because of their innovative designs and durable, high quality products. The boost in Merrell products at Elite Feet comes as the store seeks to focus more on hiking and outdoor activities in addition to running. “We’re bringing in a lot more hiking products,” said Jenkins, pointing out the growing selection of Merrell shoes. Jenkins emphasizes that the store does not just cater to runners, but to everyone. From

Editor’s note: The County Press is asking area business people and professionals to “Weigh In” with your answers to our weekly Weigh In question. The question will be printed in the Sunday edition, while your replies (via e-mail) will be published in Wednesday’s paper. Like a letter to the editor, we will publish your responses if you give us your name and hometown.

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Elite Feet owner Dustin Jenkins is pleased to offer expanded merchandise of shoes, apparel and accessories at the new store on M-24.

walking shoes and sandals to high-end athletic gear, Elite Feet tries to offer good quality products for any occasion and any season. Other improvements at the new Elite Feet store will soon include a fitting room for customers and a line of high quality treadmills. The store will also begin carrying Patagonia outdoor apparel soon. Jenkins said that Patagonia not only offers high quality clothing for hikers and runners, they also offer a refreshing take on customer service. According to Jenkins, if Patagonia apparel becomes torn or damaged the owner can send it to the company and Patagonia

will either repair it or replace it. Elite Feet is continuing to offer its running classes for people of all fitness levels. The running groups meet for group runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The store is also hosting a “(Re)Learn to Run” clinic on Wednesdays from 6:307:45 p.m., where guests can learn proper running techniques for both efficiency and injury prevention. Jenkins, a 2003 graduate of North Branch Wesleyan Academy, spent several years in the Marine Corps before opening the running store in downtown

Lapeer. In roughly the last year, Jenkins opened two additional stores in Port Huron and Brighton. However, the store here in Lapeer remains the flagship for Elite Feet. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, go online to www.elitefeetrunningstore.com or call 810660-7297.

Gov. Rick Snyder drew on hundreds of millions of surplus dollars generated by a rebounding Michigan economy when he drew up the 2012-13 budget he unveiled Thursday. After major changes last year in tax policy — including elimination of the Michigan Business Tax, increased income taxes on public and private pensions and elimination of large numbers of tax credits — Snyder’s 2013 budget contained no new tax cuts or increases. How would you rate Snyder’s job so far? E-mail your comments to editor@mi homepaper.com or jhogan@ mihome paper.com.

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contract.” Asked how much compensation and what benefits are in question, Turner said, “I can’t tell you. I’m sorry.” However, Schneider said the amount in question was “substantial. It wasn’t $5 or $500, it was quite substantial.” The investigation, which is still underway, began last fall, said Schneider. “We knew something was going on that was inappropriate, that there were irregularities in September,” he said. He said when other information came to light in October the village began an internal investigation and later turned the information over to the village’s auditors. Schneider and Turner said at this point law enforcement has not been involved. However, said Schneider, “police involvement is under consideration.” Along with being the village’s clerk/treasurer for 22 years, McCrea was named temporary village manager four times in the past 15 years, most recently last January after long-term village manager Gerry Oakes was stricken with cancer. Oakes lost his fight with cancer last March and a month later the village hired Turner to replace him. While village council members vote unanimously to find McCrea “in breach and violation of her employment contract,” Schneider said, he was “hugely surprised,” adding, “that’s almost an understatement. It was mind blowing.” Attempts by The County Press to reach McCrea for comment were

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unable to participate due to travel, and commission chair Gary Roy is recuperating from surgery. “County government is a creature of the state,” said commissioner Henning. He described it as a “patchwork quilt” of agencies and departments with complex funding through state, federal and local sources. “There is nothing that we do that Almont Village President is not in some way Steve Schneider authorized by the state.” Henning described the unsuccessful as of presstime Friday. county’s $64 million budgSchneider said McCrea came to et, of which $18.7 million Tuesday night’s council session alone is general fund money. and was given an opportunity to presThe commissioner said ent her side after the council met with that 27 percent of the auditors. general fund budget goes Following the two closed door sesto the Sheriff’s sions, said Schneider, “It was a unaniDepartment. Add in the mous vote, no hold backs or reservacourts, and a total of 62 tions.” percent of the general While saying he wants to be “open fund has been dedicated and transparent with the public,” between the two departSchneider said the village has “retained ments. Henning noted an employment law specialist” who has that the entire general advised village officials to be “extreme- fund budget is roughly ly cautious and prudent.” equal to the budget for He said he expects the village’s Lapeer County investigation to take “a couple more Community Mental months” to complete. Health. In the meantime, Turner is in the County government is process of hiring a part-time temposupported by 379 full- and rary clerk/treasurer for the village. part-time employees, of which 160 are part of the general fund budget. There are 11 labor bargaining units representing some of those employees. Happy Hour Daily Food Henning touched on a 3pm-6pm & Drink Specials number of functions for Daily which the board of commissioners is responsible. SAT. 2/18 MON. 2/13 TUES. 2/14 WED. 2/15 THURS. 2/16 FRI. 2/17 Those include managing a Fish & Chips Taco Supremes Liver & Onion Steak Dinner, $.39 Wings, Betty Boop balanced budget, moniSpecial, Dinner Special, Lasagna 3 for $3, Burgers $.89 Fajita Special Home Made Special (Dine in Only) toring expenditures, hirLasagna Special Bucket of Beer Steve Farley Claim Chowder Night The Genesee ing non-elected departConcert on Crusin with On the Piano Karaoke Night! Crash & The Ramblers Oldies, Big Screen Bob Steel Playing a Variety of ment heads, setting Come be the Star Monkey Boy, Dunk Blues & Country The Girls of DJ 50’s thru 70’s Easy Listening That You Are! BoBo, Jaime Marvin salaries and benefits, 8pm Rock-N-Roll 5:30pm 5pm 8pm 8pm making appointments to boards and committees, Mon - Wed 11am to 11pm • Thurs, Fri, Sat 11am to 1am adopting equalization and 44 West Park St., Lapeer • Downtown Lapeer • 810-245-6800 property assessments, establishing management

policies, reviewing and adopting grants in aid, providing for county participation in multi-county human service programs and establishing personnel policies and procedures. In very practical terms, Henning described the job of a county commissioner as attending meetings and voting, participating in boards and committees, and preparing for meetings through research of issues and speaking with constituents. Controller/administrator Biscoe gave an overview of the county’s fiscal picture. “We truly are in an unprecedented time,” said Biscoe. He noted that county revenues continue to shrink, with another 5 to 6 percent decline in taxable values expected this year, representing a $250,000 loss in revenue to the county. Fifty percent of the county’s revenues come from property tax. Biscoe touted the county’s extremely low debt. He also noted, “We have the fifth lowest tax rate in the state.” Biscoe also pointed out that the county has the fewest children in institutions in the state, resulting in further savings for the county. Nevertheless, Biscoe said, “We continue to have to reduce our spending.” He also noted that the county has tapped into reserves that it set aside for that very purpose. Fiscal planning has been a hallmark for the county, with multiyear budgeting. In considering trends impacting the budget, Biscoe said, “Unfortunately, so far, we’ve been right.” Officials touched on collaborative efforts they've initiated, including sharing a medical

director with four other counties, and sharing veterans and equalization directors with St. Clair County. They expressed pride in the collaborative solution to the county’s parks dilemma, when Community Mental Health stepped up to partner with the county. The county’s 911 authority was also described as a cooperative effort. “We have one that dispatches everybody — that’s an economy of scale,” said Biscoe, noting that Oakland County has 20 such centers serving their various municipalities individually. Another cooperative effort with positive results has been in the area of family and youth, through the court system, ISD and organizations like KIND. Commissioner Kempf noted that state collaborations do not realize the same kind of results. He cited the funneling of dollars through agencies like VAAA, noting that 10 years ago there was a well-paid director and staff “just to redirect money.... We could better serve the seniors of this county by directing those dollars ourselves.” One audience question touched on the almost $700,000 captured by DDAs and TIFAs from extra voted millages. Kempf noted that the entities were meant to rejuvenate commercial districts, not to buy fire trucks or build infrastructure like roads. He also pointed out, “They were meant to sunset, and they have not done that.” Audience members were encouraged to attend meetings of the board of commissioners, and to consult the county website for transparent financial disclosure at www.lapeercountyweb.org.

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a 60-inch culvert output with a 3-foot input. “It tends to get covered up with debris from the agricultural fields,” said Pearson. The work will not affect the road. The Rural Task Force meeting is set for February 28 at the road commission, launching the annual process of determining priorities for qualifiying federally funded projects. Commissioners approved the annual bid tabulations for road materials. “Things have gone up, some have gone down,” said Pearson. When commission chair Doug Hodge questioned why prices would be going up given the economic circumstances, Pearson responded, “It’s got to be driven by the fuel.” Commissioner Dale Duckert also suggested that some of the suppliers are no longer in business, impacting competitive bidding. A resident came with a concern about ditching on Dryden Road west of Havens. Pearson was aware of the issue, but said the work cannot commence until warmer weather, with soil and sedimentation considerations. “Nothing will grow and we'll have washouts,” said Pearson. Nevertheless, he assured the resident that the ditching could probably occur in April. “It’s weather dependent. We’ll do it as early as we can.” Commissioners approved installation of 117 stop sign delineators in Mayfield Township at a cost of $1,053. They also approved two days of tree removal in Metamora Township within the right of way at a cost of $3,600. The road commission will perform an addition two days of tree removal in that area at no cost to the township.

from page 1 Peppermill Road at the south Lapeer city line over the Unity drain. The Lapeer Conservation District won grant money to support work under the South Branch Flint River Watershed Implementation project. Mary Brown, of the LCD, said that $27,750 of the grant monies will be applied to the Unity drain crossing. Pearson noted the existing arrangement has

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Manager from page 1 Development Corporation to serve as the regional fund manager for the region that includes Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee and St. Clair counties. “We’re glad to have Lapeer step up and do it,” said Merilee Lawson, Corunna’s city planner and assessor. Noting the city has “had more than one (loan) go south on us,” Lawson said. “Lapeer has stricter standards and we’re okay with that too.” If Lapeer’s application is approved by the state, it would take control of $115,000 in outstanding loans as well as $45,000 to $47,000 in uncommitted funds in Corunna. Lucas told Imlay City Commission members Monday night that while the LDC started out in 1987 with $187,000 in seed money, it has assets in excess of $1 million today. She pointed out the LDC’s revolving loan fund has a 99.7 percent performance rate.

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She told commission members that while the current loan program has a $100,000 cap for loans, the new program will allow for loans up to $500,000. The program will also open up to businesses throughout Lapeer, Shiawassee and St. Clair counties. She explained that since Genesee County is classified as an entitlement county, businesses there will be excluded from the I-69 Regional Development Corporation revolving loan fund and instead apply directly to the Michigan Strategic Fund Board for CDBG loans. “It sounds like a more uniform loan program to a larger region,” observed City Commissioner Walt Bargen. A new regional revolving fund could actually make more loan money available to Imlay City area businesses, since the city’s existing fund has no money. Imlay City Commission members voted unanimously to back the LDC’s bid to become the regional revolving fund manager.

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IMLAY CITY — After months of wrangling over the providing police protection to the Eastern Michigan Fair, Imlay City officials are no closer to reaching an agreement and now the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce has weighed in officially. Dana Dunlop, the chamber’s executive director, was one of several people to weigh in on the controversy at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting. Armed with a two-page letter, Dunlop urged commission members to “resolve this matter as swiftly as possible.” Dunlop noted in her letter to the Commission, “there is a public perception that this matter could be easily resolved were it not for the existence of personal agendas. We have noted that both the city attorney and police chief have recommended that the Fair Board’s original contract offer was reasonable.

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Mardi Gras Party March 17 LAPEER — Get ready for an evening of music, food and fun. Kids in New Directions (KIND) is hosting their popular Mardi Gras Party dinner and dance on St. Patrick’s Day. The event will feature the music of The Saucecats. The eclectic group features a variety of instruments, with a style that centers around New Orleans funk, Zydeco and Blues. The upbeat group mixes it up by blending in Latin and Caribbean numbers. The Saucecats have entertained thousands at various Michigan festivals and events, lately appearing at Frankenmuth’s Snowfest. The Mardi Gras Party takes place at the Lapeer Center Building from 6

saying, “No way should taxpayers pay for their security.” Reading from a letter he sent to local newspapers, Kovacik said, I am astonished at the political garbage that has been going on with the Eastern Michigan Fair. I am a taxpayer in the city of Imlay City, not Imlay Township, not Village of Almont, Almont Township, etc. I found it appalling to learn that for 100-plus years a private organization, that does not pay taxes, was getting police protection for free at the expense of my tax dollars.” Commissioner Stu Davis split the difference saying he believes if the city is going to bill the fair for police services, it should do the same for events like the Blueberry Festival. Mayor Margaret Guerrero read a letter from city resident Roger VanDenBerg, which read in part, “As a taxpaying resident, I object to some of my tax dollars going to a private entity.” With no answer from the fair board, the city commission took no further action.

Those recommendations appear to have been ignored.” In December the Fair Board offered to pay the city $2,694.72 a year for the next five years for 84 man-hours of police service at the fair and donate four Level II ballistic vests to the city’s police department. Last month City Commission members rejected that offer and countered with one $700 higher, while voting to accept the vests. At its Feb. 1 meeting, the Lapeer County Agricultural Society, which runs the Eastern Michigan Fair, voted to do nothing with the city’s counter offer while it explores alternatives. Local business woman Kelly Villanueva, who identified herself as a DDA and chamber member, as well as a good friend of fair manager Ian Kempf, told commission members that she doesn’t believe the fair should be billed for police protection. “As taxpayers, we already pay for the service,” she said. However, Curt Kovacik disagreed

p.m. to ‘whenever’ on Saturday March 17. In addition to the New Orleans-flavored dinner menu, there will be a cash bar, silent auction and 50/50 drawings. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $30 at the door. All proceeds from the party will benefit KIND. The mission of KIND is to promote success for children and families at home, school and in the community. The organization provides prevention/early intervention services to at-risk children in kindergarten through 8th grade and their families who live in Lapeer County. Call 810-245-3978 or email c@clark.gs for tickets or information. — Nancy R. Elliott

LAPEER COUNTY — The Lapeer County Health Dept. is urging residents to check their child’s immunization records due to a measles outbreak in Indiana. According to officials, two cases of confirmed measles and two additional cases are suspected. One of the confirmed patients visited the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis last Friday afternoon. Measles is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs, spraying droplets of the virus that can remain active and contagious on an infected sur-

Indiana and the frequency of travel these days it certainly is a good time for parents to take a look at their children’s immunization records to be sure they have had MMR and all required vaccines”. Children should have their first dose of MMR between 12 and 15 months of age with a booster when they enter school (after age 4). Parents should call their child’s physician or Lapeer County Health Dept. at (810) 6670448 for an immunization appointment.

face for up to two hours. Early symptoms mimic a cold. Measles can be a serious disease requiring hospitalization and it is fatal in about 3-5 percent of cases. The Health Department said that with the use of effective vaccines, measles has become a rare disease in the United States. “We are concerned in Lapeer County since our immunization rate among our children ages 1935 months is only 62 percent. That is nearly the lowest in Michigan,” said Lapeer County Health Dept. Director Stephanie Simmons. “With our proximity to

Turkey federation to hold banquet Feb. 18 ELBA TWP. — Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 11th

annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the Lapeer Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Lapeer Country Club. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the fundraising banquet and guests are

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bership while doing great things for wild turkey conservation and the preservation of hunting heritage. The cost of admission also includes a one-year subscription to Turkey Country, the NWTF’s fullcolor publication that includes stories about conservation issues, turkey calling and hunting, the NWTF’s education program, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship), Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF and Women in the Outdoors outreach programs and more. For $370, banquet attendees can become Sponsor Members and receive the 2011 NWTF sponsor gift plus a oneyear subscription to Turkey Country magazine. Couples’ sponsor tickets cost $400. Corporate tables that seat eight people can also be reserved for a cost of $1,000. To join the conservation organization at this event, reserve tickets by calling Brent Miller at 712660-1162 or Jodie Miller at 810-358-1811.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FEBRUARY 14 – 18 Gallery 194 Lapeer, MI Receptions: Feb. 14th, 1–3:30 pm

Feb. 16th, 5:30–7:30 pm Sponsored by Lapeer County CMH


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ONIONS appealing

North Branch couple takes onion farm in new direction BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

GOODLAND TWP. — For the past half century Nathan VanDenBerg’s family has been growing onions in the six-mile stretch of mucklands that run through Goodland and Imlay townships. With the help of a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) grant Nathan and his wife, Amie, are about to take their 100-acre Goodland Township onion farm in a whole new direction. Starting this spring, the couple will be marketing “Amie’s Easy O’s” — two peeled and shrinkwrapped onions in clam-shell packages in markets across the state. The North Branch couple’s farm was among seven in Michigan and 298 across the country to share in more than $40.2 million in Value-Added Producer Grants announced Friday at the Local/Regional Food System Conference hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan made the announcement. North Branch’s VanDenBerg

North Branch’s Amie and Nathan VanDenBerg have found time for a new venture, Amie’s Easy O’s, a peeled and packaged onion product.

Farms was awarded $298,788, the second largest grant awarded in Michigan to expand marketing and to process and package onions. The couple said the new processing line, which will be installed in March, will create about a half-dozen new jobs to start but they have hope that Amie’s Easy O’s will grow into something much larger. Nathan said the grant is just the latest phase of a project that began three years ago with Michigan State University (MSU) Ag Extension Agent Mark Seamon and the MSU Product Center. “We wanted to try and come up with a product that would hopefully help to increase the consumption of onions in households by making them

more convenient to use, easier to handle, less mess, fewer tears, etc.,” said Nathan. Prior to coming up with the idea for Amie’s Easy O’s, Nathan said his family hadn’t “changed the way we marketed onions in 50 years.” When Amie and Nathan began growing onions on 40 acres of mucklands off Goodland Township’s Shaw Road, Amie and a friend did the weeding all summer long, in addition to her full-time job as a dental hygienist in Almont. Nathan, who has a full-time job selling chemicals to large farm operations farther north in the Thumb, puts in 14to 16-hour days in the summer. To keep a 100-acre operation going, the couple brings in SEE ONIONS, PAGE 10A

Photos by Phil Foley

Amie and Nathan VanDenBerg hand peel a pair of onions to demonstrate what their new product will look like. In a few weeks they’ll have a new custom-made stainless steel machine installed in their packing shed that will sort, peel and package up to 62,000 two-pack containers of onions on their Goodland Township farm.


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Applications accepted for rehab program LAPEER — The Human Development Commission is now accepting applications for the Targeted Home Rehabilitation Program. Qualified homeowners may receive assistance with roofs, siding, windows or other necessary repairs. The Homeowner Rehab Program will focus on the health, safety, energy conservation, and handicap accessibility measures in the home. For more information on this program, or to see if you qualify, contact Kristy Anderson at 800-8436394 or 989-673-4121.

www.mihomepaper.com Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. You can’t change the digits already provided in the grid. You have to work around them. Every puzzle has just one correct solution.

It’s best not to make any trouble this week, Aries. Simply fly under the radar, and others may not know you are around, which can work to your advantage.

Taurus, you might want to keep a few things close to the vest, but sharing with others might help as well. Consider both angles and make the best decision for you.

Hiding emotions will be difficult this week, Gemini. Your emotions will be written right on your face when you interact with others, but that’s OK because you’re in a good mood.

Cancer, teamwork is the name of the game at the office this week. Work with coworkers and respect their ideas and insights and everything will go swimmingly.

Photo by Phil Foley

Amie VanDenBerg holds a handpacked example of her family’s new product, Amie’s Easy O’s. She and her husband, Nathan, were recently awarded a USDA grant that will help the North Branch couple process and market onions on their Goodland Township farm.

Onions from page 9A migrant workers to help with the weeding in the summer and the harvest in August. When the crop comes in, the VanDenBerg’s pack their onions in 50-pound unmarked bags for sale to wholesalers who repackage their product. They still plan to sell the onions that are too big or too small for their retail packaging in bulk bags, but they see VanDenBerg farms as an expanding operation that will create new full-time jobs in the Imlay City area. “We cannot say exactly at this time how many new jobs this will add to our local community. But, we are going to take things slow to start with and make sure that quality is our number one focus,” said Nathan Noting that their own farm will only produce enough onions for them to pack for eight months out of the year, the VanDenBergs said they’ll be developing relationships with growers in We wanted to try places like and come up with Texas, Idaho a product that and Oregon. An extremely wet would hopefully spring last year help to increase cut the VanDenBerg’s the consumption 2011 crop in of onions in half, which means they’ll households by packaging making them more be other farmers’ onions until convenent to use, their next crop easier to handle, comes in this less mess, fewer August. Despite a tears, etc. poor season in — Nathan 2011, Amie said, “We’ve VanDenBerg been more than fortunate.” “It is a true blessing,” said Nathan, “after spending more than three years working on and planning for this project, to have been selected as one of the recipients for the 2011 “Value Added Producer Grant” program. We consider this a real blessing to have been given this opportunity. We also realize that none of this would have been possible, if it wasn’t for God being instrumental throughout the entire process.” The largest grant in Michigan went to Bay City’s Michigan Sugar Company, which plans on using its $300,000 for expanded marketing and improved packaging. Light of Day Organics, LLC in Traverse City was awarded $293,842 to implement a marketing campaign to increase sales of organic loose leaf teas and tisanes. Berglund Farms in Okemos will use its $269,278 to develop bio-based chemical products. In Antrim County Ellsworth-based Royal Farms Inc. was awarded $45,094 for marketing and promotion of fruit wines and hard cider. Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns plans to use its $42,024 to develop improved packaging for hard cider. Sandy Acres, LLC in New Boston got the state’s smallest grant, $20,125, to develop a feasibility study and business plan for processing and packaging blueberries. “In his State of the Union address, President Obama was clear that we need to do more to create jobs and promote economic growth. These projects will provide financial returns and help create jobs for agricultural producers, businesses and families across the country,” Merrigan told conference attendees. “This funding will promote small business expansion and entrepreneurship opportunities by providing local businesses with access capital, technical assistance and new markets for products and services.”

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Focus your attention on matters at home, Leo, which should take precedence in the coming weeks. Use this opportunity for a little early spring cleaning.

Virgo, fun might have to be put on the back burner this week. While it’s healthy to enjoy yourself, it’s now time to get back to business. Step up your game at work.

Libra, it is almost crunch time for you, and you’ll have to buckle down for the next few weeks to get everything completed. Don’t leave things until the last minute.

Scorpio, a change of pace will prove refreshing this week. Instead of sticking to your normal schedule, do things out of the ordinary for some excitement.

Emphasize spending quality time with family this week, Sagitarrius. Tackle a few homerelated tasks or simply hang around the house for some good times.

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Solutions Capricorn, finances may be tight for a while, but it’s nothing you haven’t seen before. You may need to buckle down a little while longer until the accounts fill up.

Aquarius, a spending spree is about to end. While it was enjoyable while it lasted, it’s now time to replenish the coffers and go easy on the shopping.

Pisces, there are certain health remedies that you can try to improve your levels of energy. Stick with the regimen.

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State legislation takes aim at road commissions BY NANCY R. ELLIOTT 810-452-2601 • nelliott@mihomepaper.com

MAYFIELD TWP. — Lapeer County Road Commissioners received the news early Wednesday that legislation was on its way to the governor’s desk that would allow for the dissolution of the road commission as we know it. Nevertheless, there are so far no indications that the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners is likely to move in that direction. Commissioner Joe Suma brought the news to his fellow road commissioners after learning from state Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, that the legislation was approved by the House Tuesday. The relevant pair of bills HB 5125 and HB 5126 were passed in the House 63 to 41. Daley voted yes on the bills. “It’s a local control issue,” said Daley of his yea vote on the legislation. “I do believe in our local rights to make those decisions.” State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Twp., similarly supported the legislation when it was before that legislative body. “This was just an opportunity to say, ‘Here’s a new model,’ and let the community decide if that’s a program they want to embrace.” Once the legislation is approved by the governor, Lapeer County commissioners will have the option to pass a

through the resolution asking Michigan voters to decide Transportation whether the powWe’re trying to root out the Fund. One of the ers, duties and bills currently functions of the levels of duplication ... and under considerathree-member road encourage service sharing. tion would commission should replace the 19 be transferred to — Sen. Phil Pavlov cent per gallon the county board tax with a wholeof commissioners. sale tax with the Thus far, there has effective rate of been no obvious 28.3 cents per inclination to do There has to be that coordinagallon. that. The option sunsets on Jan. tion at a time when resources Exemptions for government 1, 2015. are slim for everybody.” and other agencies would end. “It’s an elected commission at Road commission manager Pearson speculated that move the county level, if the people Rick Pearson broached the subwould cost the road commission want to remove it they can,” said ject of the legislation with coun$60,000 yearly. Daley. Nevertheless, Daley ty commissioners back in Other bills under discussion seemed doubtful that any such November, after the pair of bills propose increasing registration action would occur. were first introduced in late fees for passenger vehicles by 67 “I don’t think the desire is October. there to take it over,” said Daley. At the time, Pearson speculat- percent, and commercial trucks by 25 percent. Pearson noted “I have not heard from any coun- ed there were little, if any, cost that the cost of license plates ty commissioners anxious to put savings to be realized from such it on the ballot.” a move. Officials were inclined to would increase by $20 for every road commission vehicle. Suma’s observations conresearch the matter further. Last The proposed legislation curred, “The couple I’ve talked week, commissioners indicated would also gradually shift funds to don’t want to do anything.” that’s still the case. from the Michigan Ultimately, Daley did not This week, Pearson noted Transportation Fund to a newly anticipate that the legislation that the state legislature is in created Commercial Corridor would have any impact in Lapeer motion on what the road comfund, weighted to favor heavily County. As for the 2015 sunset, mission views as the most traveled urban roads. Daley said that simply gives the important topic — how to fund “What are we supposed to do legislature an opportunity to see the roads. He provided road how the law’s working. commissioners with a list of bills for funding then?” asked commissioner Dale Duckert. Whether or not Lapeer currently in play in the state “Have a bake sale?” quipped County moves on the option, Transportation Committee. Pearson. Pavlov was confident that coun“There’s all different kinds of Senator Pavlov and ty commissions around the state things they’re thinking about,” Representative Daley have also would be taking a look at it. said Pearson. The road commissponsored bills in their respec“There’s more than 600 road sion is currently funded mainly tive legislative bodies as part of funding agencies in the State of through fuel taxes under PA 51 the Transportation Funding Michigan, and that’s too many....

Package. SB 915 and HB 5306 would amend PA 51 relative to the funding of transit services, seeking to link performance standards with funding. “We’re trying to root out the levels of duplication ... and encourage service sharing,” said Sen. Pavlov. Ultimately, the Transportation package of bills would grow funding by more than $1 billion, as legislators seek to address a $1.4 billion annual shortfall. Last week, commissioner Ian Kempf indicated that the board of commissioners would likely ask county administration to do a full evaluation of the state legislation as it looks at the road commission. “I think we would really want to be very aware of whatever we might be doing one way or another,” said Kempf, noting that commissioners would want to make an educated decision. Pearson noted that “the rumor is nothing will happen until after the lame duck session anyway.” Sen. Pavlov, however, noted that the committee is setting to work on the package next week. He anticipated that at least some parts of it would come to fruition this year. Pavlov noted that Gov. Snyder, in presenting his budget last week, called for an additional $119 million in transportation funding that would facilitate access to federal monies for roads.

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DAWN CHILDERS, 52, of Imlay City passed away suddenly Friday, February 3, 2012 at her home. Dawn Marie Sutherby was born October 7, 1959, at Almont Community Hospital, in Bruce Township, Michigan. She was the daughter of Donald and Joyce Sutherby. Dawn grew up in Imlay City and graduated from Imlay City High School, class of 1977. She went to St. Clair County Community College for a year or so. She married Willie Childers on June 23, 1979, in Almont. She has worked for 7+ years as the Imlay Township Clerk. She was the Imlay City High School Equestrian Team Assistant Coach. She was a Title 1 Aide at Borland Road School for special needs children. She was a member of the Imlay City United Methodist Church, Imlay City 4-H for 34 years (working on the Adopt-a-Family Programs), the Michigan Township Clerks Association, and the Michigan Municipal League. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, swimming, cooking (she catered everyone’s events), and sewing (she even sewed the ICHS Equestrian Team jackets). She is survived by her husband, Willie Childers of Imlay City; son, Luke (Ashley) Childers of Imlay City; daughter, Tiffany (John) Howell of North Branch; 2 grandchildren, Shelby Howell and Andrew John “A.J.” Howell and expecting Jacob William Howell; parents, Donald and Joyce Sutherby of Imlay City; father-in-law, Porter Childers Sr. of Imlay City; sister, Connie (Gary) Bidoul of Deckerville; sister-in-law, Cathy Greenia of Emmett; 3 brothers-in-law, Porter “Junior” (Kathy) Childers of Imlay City, Robert Childers of Imlay City, Jim Arnold of Imlay City; and nieces and nephews, Adam (Joy), Zack, Nate, Katie, Derek, Hayley, Miranda, Adrianna, Kristal, Shawn, Stefanie, Traci and Angie. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Virginia Childers; her brother-in-law, Scott Greenia; and her sister-in-law, Reba Arnold. Those planning to make memorial contributions may wish to consider a donation to the Childers family to help them create a 4-H Scholarship Fund. A funeral service was held Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the West Goodland United Methodist Church. Reverend Dianna Rees, pastor of the Imlay City United Methodist Church officiated. Burial followed at Imlay Township Cemetery. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home Imlay City. For more information please visit our online guestbook at muirbrothersfh.com Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City Our family serving yours for Generations 810-724-8285

DONALD W. NELLENBACH, 70, of Waterford, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012. From 1960-1963, Don honorably served his country in the United States Army in a Military Police Unit while stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska. In 2002, he retired from General Motors after 37 years of dedicated service. Don was a member of St. Perpetua Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 13600. He was an avid golfer, ending his final season with a round of 1 under par at White Lake Oaks. Loving father of Todd (Renee) Nellenbach of Largo, Florida, Michael (Deanna) Nellenbach of Kalamazoo, Shelly (Dewayne) Howell of Troy and Timothy (Rachael) Jeffers of Flint. Dear friend of Linda (formerly Nellenbach) Winowiecki of Waterford. Loving Brother of John (Nan) Nellenbach of North Branch, Gerald Nellenbach of Supply, North Carolina and Sandy (Ken) Chambers of North Branch. Loved papa of Chloe and Lila Nellenbach, Joshua Jeffers and Miranda Howell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to St. Perpetua Catholic Church in Waterford. A memorial service was held Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Arrangements by the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

GERALD (JERRY, HILLBILLY) LEON MILMINE, 71, of North Branch died Sunday, February 5, 2012 at McLaren Medical Center in Flint surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born February 26, 1940, in Pontiac. The son of the late Frank and Helen Milmine. He later married Kimberly Sharp on December 26, 1998, in Marlette. Their marriage was true blessing and union of the Lord and he will be greatly missed by her. His love for Jesus was apparent as a bright light to everyone who knew him. He loved to worship and praise the Lord, and enjoyed Christian music and videos. Jerry was a true biker from a very young age. He spent much of his time working on his most recent bikes, whom he affectionately named Elvira (the blue Honda), Brat (the teal Sportster), and Cherry (the red Honda). He was also an affectionate and dedicated father. Jerry is survived by his wife, Kimberly; children, Adam Milmine, Rebecca (Phil) Fortune, Melissa (Derek) Beadia, Autumn (Shannon) Bishop, Chris Rush; siblings, Janet (Robert) Penilo, Frank (Sheri) Milmine, William (Joan) Milmine, Ed Milmine, Mike Milmine. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, and close friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Milmine Family. Funeral services were held Friday, February 10, 2012 at Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville. Rev. Robert Keyworth officiated.

JIM PERREAULT, 67, of Imlay City, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012 at home. James Allen Perreault was born July 24, 1944, in Mt. Clemens, the son of Maurice and Mary Perreault. He grew up in Roseville and attended Roseville High School. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He married Linda Ann Ashbrook on November 14, 1969 in Roseville. He worked for Dunrite Drywall for 30+ years in New Baltimore. He was a member of Lapeer VFW Post #4139. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and carpentry. He helped his son dig a pond and he liked playing games with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Linda Perreault of Imlay City; sons, James M. (Kim) Perreault of Goodland Township, Kirt (Jennifer) Perreault of AZ; daughter, Katherine (Steve) Smith of FL; 6 grandchildren, Dominique, Angelique, Victoria, Evan, Gary, Nicole; great grandchild, Robbie; sisters, Mary (Bob) Bradley of Clinton Township, Janet Dryley of Clinton Township, Lois Stillwel of Marysville; and brother, Maurice Perreault of Comins, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Mary Perreault; brother, Arthur Perreault; and sisters, Betty LaBelle and Joyce Corneilus. A memorial service will be held from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Road, Lapeer, MI. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home Imlay City. For more information please visit our online guestbook at muirbrothersfh.com Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City Our family serving yours for Generations 810-724-8285

LAWRENCE JOHN NAKONECZNY, 49, of Mayfield Township, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012. He was born September 12, 1962, in Detroit, son of the late Harry and Catherine (Vernier) Nakoneczny. Larry is survived by his wife of ten years, Sheri (Skubik) Nakoneczny; five loving children, 23 year old Ashley (Andrew) Herr, 22 year old Bridget Kimmel, 20 year old David Kimmel, 11 year old Joshua Nakoneczny, 10 year old Matthew Nakoneczny; and grandchildren, 2 year old Karlee Herr and 1 year old Aubree Herr. Beloved brother of David (Kathy) Nakoneczny, Greg (Brenda) Nakoneczny and Beth (Mike) Rais. Larry will be missed by many other family members and friends. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father Clement Suhy officiated. Interment was at Stiles TYYNE MARTTILA, 96, of Imlay City, passed Cemetery. To place an online condolence please visit away after an extended illness Monday, February www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors 6, 2012 at home with Capstick Chapel — Downtown Lapeer members of her family 810-664-8282 by her side. Tyyne “A Family Tradition of Dignified Service” Esther Hukkanen was born April 1, 1915 in Negaunee, MI, the BONITA M. RHEIN, 62, of Lum, died Friday, daughter of William and February 3, 2012. Bonita was born April 15, 1949 in Hilda Hukkanen. She Highland County, Ohio, daughter to Herbert and Cleo married Johan Arthur (Taulbee) Burton. She married Thomas Rhein on Marttila on July 26, February 16, 1974. 1947. Bonita earned her Associateís degree and worked as Tyyne and Johan owned the Royal Blueberry Farms a Social Worker. She worked for the Genesee County in Imlay City from 1956 until 1974. They retired to Lantana, FL in 1974. After Johanís death in 1996, she Department of Human Services until her retirement in moved back to Imlay City to be closer to her family. Her 2009. Bonita enjoyed reading and visiting Las Vegas. Mrs. Rhein is survived by her daughter, Valerie Rhein family was her life. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and being with her family at every opportunity, especial- of Lum; and siblings, Anna (Clarence) Hill of Ohio, Arretta Hill of Lapeer and Hugh (Diane) Burton of ly on holidays. Tyyne was preceded in death by her parents, William Dryden. Bonita is also survived by her very special & Hilda Hukkanen; brother, Wilho Hukkanen; and by her dogs, Cubby, Milo and Angel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas beloved husband, Johan. She is survived by her sons, Arthur (Lisa) Marttila of Rhein; brothers, Raymond Burton, Harlis Burton, Earl Burton; and her parents. Imlay City, Marvin (Nancy) Marttila of Lapeer; and her Memorial contributions may be made to the family. daughters, Marlene (Jeff) Wilcox of Imlay City and A memorial service will be held 1:00pm Saturday Linda (& Gary) Ethier of Escanaba, Michigan. Tyyne was much loved and will be missed by her eight grand- May 12, 2012 at the Lapeer Township Hall, 1500 Morris Road, Lapeer, MI 48446, Pastor Richard Griffin officiatchildren and her eight great grandchildren. ing. The family will receive friends beginning at A private Memorial service will take place at a later 12:30pm the day of the service. date. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Imlay City. Our family serving yours for Generations Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City www.muirbrotherslapeer.com Our family serving yours for Generations 810-664-8111 810-724-8285

MATHEW “MATEY” MIHOLEK, 86, of Brown City, passed away, Sunday, February 5, 2012 at United Hospice Residence in Marlette. Mathew Miholek was born on October 5, 1925, in Wayne, Michigan, the son of Michael and Helen Miholek. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Matey was married to Virginia Jane. She passed away in 1973. He was a member of the F.O.E. Aerie 4082 and the American Legion in Peck. Matey worked for Ford Motor Company as an electrical truck driver at the Dearborn Plant. Matey is survived by his nieces, Carol (Doug) Ehle of Rochester Hills, Sandy (Silvio) Dionisi of St. Clair Shores, Jan Overley of Oxford, Mary Jo (Gary) Mann of Metamora, and Helen (Dave) Spencer of Lapeer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Jane; parents, Michael and Helen; and brothers and sister, Henry Miholek, Andrew (Edith) Miholek, Peter (Bertha) Miholek, Phillip (Betty) Miholek, Francis Miholek, Steven (Mickie) Miholek, and Anne (David) Most. A graveside service at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home Imlay City. For more information please visit our online guestbook at muirbrothersfh.com Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City Our family serving yours for Generations 810-724-8285

ANITA MARIE STOVER, 67, of Lapeer, formerly of Clinton & Otisville, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Anita was born May 27, 1944. She graduated from Clinton High School, class of 1962. Anita worked many years at Williams Gun Sight in Davison. She is survived by her husband, Gerry Stover of Lapeer; sons, Gary (Wendi) Crawford of Fenton, Scott (Julie) Crawford of Cary, IL; five grandchildren, Ashley (Zack), Lexus, Leigha, Sophia, Tyler; mother, Ardith Sebring; and three brothers, David (Maureen) Sebring of Farmington, Larry (Kim) Sebring of Adrian, and Lynn (Kathy) Sebring of Tecumseh. Anita was preceded in death by her son, Brian Crawford; and her father, Claude Sebring. Her funeral was held Friday, February 10, 2012 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Pastor Todd D. Smith officiated. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111


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Spencers Theatre of Illusion at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12-29. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333.

TUESDAY, FEB. 28 & WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29 Burn the Floor, dance group, at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 8 p.m. Cost is $23-49. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333.

CARDS AND GAMES MONDAYS Bingo at the Elba Lions Club. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular games start at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for snacks. Details: 810-667-9801.

TUESDAYS Bingo, hosted by the Lapeer Masonic Lodges at the Lapeer Center Building. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for dinner and snacks. Details: 810-664-2109.

WEDNESDAYS Bingo night at the North Branch American Legion Post 457. Early bird starts at 6:30 p.m., regular play at 7:10 p.m. Details: 810-688-2660.

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Darts beginning at 7 p.m. at VFW post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township. Details: 810-664-9222.

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Scrabble Club meetings 5-7:45 p.m. at the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Bring your Scrabble board and a clock if possible. Details: Renee, 810-667-7096.

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Euchre tournament at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township, at 7 p.m. Cost is $7. Details: 810-664-9222.

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FOURTH

Darts at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township, at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-664-9222.

FRIDAYS Bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall, 471 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. Early bird play is at 7 p.m. and regular play is at 7:30 p.m. Details: 810-664-2802.

FIRST SATURDAYS Chess players social from 1-3 p.m. at River Street Music & Café, 454 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. Details: 810-6679300.

SECOND SATURDAYS Euchre Night hosted by the Almont Lions Club at the hall, 222 Water St., Almont. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Identification required. Proceeds benefit humanitarian projects. Details: Don, 810798-9609. Euchre tournament at Sacred Heart Church, 700 Maple Vista St., Imlay City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Details: 810-7982214.

SECOND, FOURTH SUNDAYS Bunco starting at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township. Sign up at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Details: 810-664-9222.

CHILDREN THURSDAYS Attica Christian playgroup from 9:3011 a.m., featuring pre-school sized Bible stories, a snack, interactive songs, crafts and games with Christian themes. Parents are required to stay with their children during the group. Space is limited. Details/reservations: Pam Holihan, 810-

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SUNDAYS Ancient-Future Worship at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 220 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer, at 10 a.m. Details: 810-667-8910 or www.stmatthewslapeer.org.

WEDNESDAYS Word of Life Club, 6:30-8 p.m., at Calvary Bible Church, 923 S. Main St., Lapeer. For grades 7-12. Details: 810-6642838. Awana at Hadley Community Church, 3638 Hadley Rd., Hadley from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details: 810-797-4540. Adult Bible Study, youth group, Discipleland children’s ministry and nursery, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd. Details: 810-667-0075. 2911 Youth, games and worship for kids ages 13-18 at 7 p.m. at New Life Christian Church, 4411 Newark Rd. Details: www.newlifechristian.net or 810724-2702. Family night at New Life Christian Church, 4411 Newark Rd., at 7 p.m. Details: www.newlifechristian.net or 810724-2702. Youth night at 7 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-667-0075. Divorce Care at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, at 7 p.m. Details/registration: 810-664-6653. Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Voyager’s Cafe, conversation and communion, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 220 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. Childcare provided. Details: 810667-8910 or www.stmatthewslapeer.org.

THURSDAYS Junior and senior high youth groups at 7 p.m. at Dryden United Methodist Church, 5394 Main St., Dryden. Details: 810-7963341.

FRIDAYS The Well young adults group for anyone ages 18-30 at 8 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Worship, word and fellowship. Details: 810-667-0075.

SATURDAYS Refreshed Hearts meeting at New Beginnings Family Church, 1066 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer, at 5 p.m. Please use rear entrance. Details: 810-245-3622.

SUNDAYS Youth Group from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Shepherd’s Home Church, 655 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. Details: 810-793-1599. The Element for adults ages 18-30. Details: www.newlifechristian.net or 810724-2702.

COMMUNITY MONDAYS Sweet Adelines rehearsals from 7-10 p.m. at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison. Details: 810-7420977 or www.songofthelakes.webs.com.

THURSDAYS Harmony Gateway Chorus rehearsals from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Davison Assembly of God Church, 1234 S. Gale Rd., Davison. Details: 810-664-3552, 810-4960516 or harmonygatewaychorus@yahoo.com.

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Free community gym and dodgeball tournament from 8-10:30 p.m. at Victory World Outreach Church, 10291 Green Rd., Goodrich. Activities include basketball, ping pong, fooseball and dodgeball tournaments. Details: 810-636-2100. MOPS and MOMs Next meetings at the North Branch Wesleyan Church, 3164 North Branch Rd., North Branch, from 9:15-11:30 a.m.

$5. Details: 810-275-3284 or www.thegreatamericanweddingexpo.com.

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Dinner, desserts and refreshments at VFW Post 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave., Imlay City, from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $7 per plate, all you can eat. Details: 810-7241250.

MEETINGS

FIRST SATURDAYS

Lapeer Lions Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center St., Lapeer. Details: 810-724-0818.

Country Music Jamboree with music, dancing and door prizes from 1-5 p.m. at the Old Town Hall. Cost is $4. Proceeds to benefit Lapeer West and Goodrich high schools scholarship funds. Sponsored by the Handley Chamber of Commerce. Details: 810-797-4008.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEB. 11-12 Lapeer Optimist Pond Hockey Tournament, 4-on-4, at the Lake Nepessing Boat Club. There will be three brackets, ages 18 and up, 30 and up, and 40 and up. Lapeer East/West Alumni games will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $300, due by Jan. 13. Go online to www.lapeeroptimist.org Details: Brad Neumann at 248240-8509 or Todd McCreedy at 810-6141375, or e-mail lopondhockey@gmail.com.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE WEDNESDAYS Steakburger dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lapeer Eagles Club, 3565 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-664-2812.

THIRD THURSDAYS Spaghetti dinner at the Hadley Old Town Hall, 3551 Hadley Rd., from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds support The Lions Club charitable activities.

FRIDAYS Fish fry from 4-8 p.m. at Lapeer Eagles Club, 3565 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-664-2812.

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SENIORS

Meeting of the Almont Community Historical Society at the museum, 149 S. Main St., Almont, at 7 p.m. Details: Shelley Henshaw, 810-798-3090 or almonthistorical@yahoo.com.

MONDAYS

SECOND TUESDAYS Lapeer County Amateur Radio Club meetings at 7:30 p.m. at the Lapeer County Central Dispatch Center basement, 2332 W. Genesee St., Lapeer.

Fish fry from 5-8 p.m. at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Twp. Proceeds help with local charities. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, under 5 eat free. Take out meals are $9. Details: 810-664-9222.

LAST FRIDAYS Ribeye steak fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 16, 1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer. Choice of potatoes, salads, homemade breads and beverages offered.

THIRD SATURDAYS Country Breakfast hosted by the Davison DeMolay at the Davison Masonic Center, 9108 Davison Rd., Davison, from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 years and younger. Details: 810-6533831.

Exercise at 10:30 a.m. and Wii bowling at 12:15 every Monday at the Imlay City Senior Center, 395 E. Third St. Details: 810-724-6030. Video exercise at 11 a.m., a euchre tournament at noon and cribbage at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Lapeer Senior Center in downtown Lapeer.

TUESDAYS

Imlay City MOPS meetings from 9:3011:30 a.m. at Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, 395 W. Cedar St., Imlay City. Mothers of children 5 years old and younger welcome. Childcare is provided. Details: 810-724-4315.

Sing-a-long at 9:30 a.m. and a euchre tournament at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Imlay City Senior Center, 395 E. Third St. Details: 810-724-6030. Line dancing at 9:30 a.m., Texas Hold ‘em at noon and machine embroidery at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Lapeer Senior Center in downtown Lapeer.

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THURSDAYS

Retired hospital employees meeting at 12:30 p.m. at Empire Wok, 325 E. Genesee St., Lapeer. Open to any former employee of Lapeer Regional Hospital.

Video exercise at 11 a.m., pinochle and mah jongg at noon every Thursday at the Lapeer Senior Center in downtown Lapeer. Line Dancing at 9:30 a.m., exercise at 10:30 a.m., current events at 12:30 p.m. and bridge at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Imlay City Senior Center, 395 E. Third St. Details: 810-724-6030.

2ND, 4TH TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS Lapeer TOPS 888 meetings at the Masonic Temple, 1685 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. Weigh-in from 8:30-9:30 a.m. meeting from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Details: Linda, 810-245-3955 or Lois, 810-2458674.

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SECOND WEDNESDAYS

THIRD FRIDAYS

Young Adults Finance Class from 5:307:30 p.m. at Shepherd’s Home Church, 655 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. Details: 810793-1599.

SECOND MONDAYS

Davison book discussion group meeting at 6 p.m. at the Davison Area library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison. FIRST

THURSDAYS

Bingo every Friday at 10:00 a.m. and Texas Hold ’em at 12:30. at the Imlay City Senior Center, 395 E. Third St. Details: 810-724-6030. Clogging at 10:30 a.m. and poker at noon every Friday at the Lapeer Senior Center in downtown Lapeer.

TUESDAYS

Hadley Township Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. For location and details: 810-797-2117 or 810-797-4026

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Senior stretch and exercise class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The free class includes light exercise and breathing and relaxation techniques at the Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus Community Conference Room, 2861 Main St #B in Marlette. Details: 989-635-4530.

SECOND THURSDAYS Inventors Council of Mid Michigan meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 Center Rd., Burton. Cost is $5 for non-members. Details: www.inventorscouncil.org, 810-3975200 or 810-621-3468. Bead Guild meeting at the North Branch Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Free lessons, kits for sale. All beading levels welcome. Details: 248-321-8420.

SINGLES FIRST TUESDAYS Selective Singles social and travel club meets at Louie’s Sports Tavern in Lapeer. Details: 810-637-8454.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Community Breakfast at the North Branch Masonic Lodge in the morning. Open to the public.

Lapeer Wildflowers meeting with local affiliates of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. Call ahead for location and verify time. Details: Cecilia Montgomery, 810664-6733.

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NIGHT LIFE

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WEDNESDAYS

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday at Growth and Opportunity, 525 S. Court St., Lapeer, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dues are $5 per month. Details: Vickie, 810-397-6589.

Duffy Connolly every Wednesday night at The Outer Limits, 8095 N. State Rd., Davison. Don Capman and Harry Scherer every Wednesday night, 6-9 p.m., at Side Tracks Bar & Grill, 266 Lake Nepessing Road, Lapeer.

Breast cancer survivor support group meetings at the Seton Conference Room at the Marlette Regional Hospital. For meeting times and dates, contact Melissa Balcom at 810-712-0455 or Sandy Cargill at 989635-2474 or marlettebreastfriends@yahoo.com. Bereavement support programs offered by the Marlette United Hospice Service. Call for dates and times. Details: 989-635-4134 or 800-635-7490, ext. 4134. Grief Support Groups, United Hospice Bereavement Services. Call for date and times, Details: 989-635-4134 or 800-6357490 Ext. 4134. AL-ANON/Alateen Family Group meetings, call for dates & times, Details: 810-234-1460 or www.alanon.alateen.org.

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MARKETS AND EXPOS SUNDAYS

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS

Flea Market from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lapeer American Legion, 1701 W. Genesee St. Breakfast and lunch available. Details: 810-656-4671. Flea and farmers market at the Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center St., Lapeer, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch. Details: 810-3477915.

Dance party and karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Side Tracks Bar & Grill, 266 Lake Nepessing Rd., Elba Twp. DJ Tory Capman will be performing. Details: 810-660-7733.

Getting Free, Staying Free support group for men and women every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church, Lapeer. Details:810-667-0075.

SUNDAYS

SECOND MONDAYS

Open jam session for musicians from 711 p.m., at Side Tracks Bar & Grill, 266 Lake Nepessing Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810660-7733.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parents Support Group, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Nalo Therapy Center on the second Monday of the month. Details: 810-667-4111.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 The Great American Wedding Expo at Countryside Banquet Center, 596 S. Cedar Rd., Imlay City, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is

Celebrations & Milestones

Proud Parents, Liz & stepfather Terry Mathis of Attica, Mich., and father Don Ottenbacher of North Branch, Mich. would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Collette Ottenbacher, of North Branch, Mich., to Kyle Jastren of Livonia, Mich. Collette is a 2007 graduate of North Branch High School and 2011 graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Kyle is a 2007 graduate of Churchill High School in Livonia and a 2011 Ferris State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Kyle’s parents are Anne Jastren and stepfather Chris Gable of Livonia, Mich., and father Rich Jastren of Westland, Mich. Collette & Kyle are both employed at Dürr Systems, Inc., in Plymouth, Michigan. The wedding will be held at Plymouth Manor in Plymouth, Mich., on Friday, March 2, 2012.

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Mr. Joseph Trepton of Lapeer, is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter Krystal Marie Trepton to Brandon Thomas Hladysh, son of Dennis and Marlene Hladysh of Lapeer. The bride to be is a Mott Community College graduate and the groom to be is a Baker College graduate. The couple resides in Battle Creek, MI. A May wedding is planned.

are celebrating their wedding anniversary. They were married in London, England on February 16, 1952, and 5 weeks later emigrated to Canada where they lived for 13 years in Toronto and Windsor. They reemigrated in 1965 to the USA and have lived in Michigan ever since, moving to Lapeer in 1971. They raised 3 children: • Nicholas (1957) married Kerry Nixon, son Benjamin. • Vanessa (1961) married Jerry Doty, 2 sons Winton and Gus. • Fiona (1965) married Dan Garriott, 2 sons Sam and Finn.

A family celebration will take place in the spring.

MONDAYS

Jeff Ferrett 1963 -2010 2nd Year Not A day passes that I don’t think about you I try to remember the 46 good years I had with you And forget the one bad day, but it’s so hard I think of you in silence, I often speak your name But all I have are memories and a picture in a frame Your memory is a keepsake with which I’ll never part God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart Until we meet again, Love, Mom Joan Strauss.


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SPORTS

B Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fenton remains atop Metro after win at West LISA PAINE 810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

Boys Friday Night Scores: CAPAC 50, ALMONT 56 Capac 12 12 19 Almont 12 18 13 Cody Gelinski (A) 22 pts Justin Peak (C) 15 pts

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DRYDEN 54, MORRICE 46OT Dryden 9 15 11 7 12 Morrice 13 11 8 10 4 Tony Gjonai 17 pts. Andrew Quini 13 pts. Josh Clark 7 pts. IMLAY CITY 44, YALE 40 Yale 14 6 6 14 Imlay City 13 8 7 16 Anthony Howard (IC) 13 pts. Ben Rodak (IC) 11 pts. LAKEVILLE 53, DURAND 29 Durand 8 0 9 12 LakeVille 13 10 15 15 Harley Lang 16 pts. Cody VanWormer 10 pts. Brandon Kaller 10 rebs Jordan West 5 blks. LAPEER EAST 47, LINDEN 59 Lapeer East 9 7 8 23 Linden 14 15 15 15 J.T. Pilars (LE) 9 pts. Colin Owen (LE) 8 pts. Colin McCallum (LE) 8 pts. LAPEER WEST 43, FENTON 64 Lapeer West 12 15 9 7 Fenton 18 16 22 8 Cullen Turczyn 8 pts. Hunter Sharrard 7 pts. Kyle Swailes 7 pts. David Price 6 pts. Zeshawn Jones-Parker 6 pts.

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LAPEER — Fenton was as good as advertised using its solid all-around fundamental skills on both sides of the ball to defeat Metro rival West in the boys’ high school marquee game of the night at West, 64-43, last Friday. Not to take anything away from Fenton, now 13-1 Metro, 15-1 overall, but West was within two points into the third quarter before Fenton staged a hoops clinic pulling ahead by 20. The Panthers trailed, 18-12, after the first quarter and hung tough with the pesky Tigers, who put up a 16-15 second quarter for the slim 27-24 half-time lead. The third quarter proved to be the achilles heel for West with Fenton outscoring it, 22-9. A solid final stanza still showed the edge in Fenton’s favor, 8-7. “They have a lot of weapons this year,” said West assistant coach Chuck Mahoney. “The Hickoff twins, who are very good players, and they also have three junior transfers, so they are loaded and deep and solid all the way through. “We were still in it at the half down by just seven, but the third quarter did us in and they had four 3-pointers in that quarter. We struggled in the third.” Mahoney added that West will quickly shake this one off Photo by Lisa Paine with three winable games left against Clio, Kearsley and Lapeer East heading into districts. Lapeer West’s Zeshawn Jones-Parker shoots over Fenton’s Eric West drops to 7-6 Metro, 10-7 overall. — L.P. Readman.

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ALMONT — It came down to the final moments at Almont High on Friday in a Blue Water Area Conference contest with Capac. A hard-fought battle between the two foes resulted in an Almont victory, 5650. An even opening quarter led to Almont building a lead by halftime to take a 30-24 lead into the locker room. Capac capitalized in the third frame to draw even, 43-43, but it wouldn’t be enough to hold off the Raiders, who won the fourth-quarter scoring battle, 13-7, to earn the win. “We’re showing improvement because this is the second game in a

row that it’s come down to late in the game. We’ve been in it, where earlier in the year we were struggling. I think our team chemistry is building good,” said Capac coach Don Reynolds. Despite the tough season, the Chiefs played exceptionally well against a strong Almont team. Justin Peak led the Chiefs with 15 points, and Sean O’Brien tossed in 12 points. Almont’s Cody Gelinski poured in a game-high 22 points to spearhead the Raiders’ win. Domenic Curtis and Lucas Voss each scored nine points, while James Gilbert recorded seven points. “I think Capac came out and SEE RAIDERS, PAGE 2B

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Almont’s Cody Gelinski shot over Imlay City earlier this season. The two teams battle in the rubber match at Almont next week.

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(left -right: ) Assistant coach Duane Rowley, Justin Henderson, Andrew Gonda, Madison Kobylik, Zachary Whatcott, Alex Henson, Head coach Chad Kenny, former assistant Bill Kinzer.

Eagles send five to play college soccer LISA PAINE SPORTS EDITOR

Seeing red Starting today, many of you are probably finding little heartshaped reminders in your hockey bag, brief case and taped to the medicine chest. It’s a subtle, yet very purposeful reminder that come Tuesday, you better be bringing home the goods, i.e. the diamonds, roses and my favorite, chocolate. February, in general, is overSEE RED, PAGE 4B

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LAPEER — Lapeer East varsity soccer coach Chad Kenny has continuously built quality soccer teams, which have often produced standout athletes, and this season was no different. Lapeer East held a press conference on Wednesday to announce that five of its players are moving onto collegiate soccer. It will be an Eagles’ trio at Lawrence Tech next season, with Zachary Whatcott, Alex Henson and Andy Gonda coming to town. Henson, who also played basketball, ran track, and

kicked for the football team at Lapeer East, is excited to get started. “The community and the environment around there seemed fitting, I liked it,” said Henson, who also considered playing at Siena Heights, or attending Michigan State or Central Michigan in a non-athletic manner. Henson also credited coach Kenny for the superb job he’s done at Lapeer East. Gonda, who also suited up for the Eagles’ basketball, track and cross country teams, considered attending Michigan and Oakland before making his decision. “(I made my decision for) well obviously soccer, plus they

have a good engineering school,” stated Gonda. “(I look forward to) playing soccer well, getting my engineering degree,and getting a job right out of college.” Whatcott, the third piece of that trio, was not reached by press time late Friday night. Justin Henderson decided on Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisc. over Concordia and Rochester College. Henderson also ran track at East for three years. “I chose it because of its location on the beach, and also it give me an opportunity to play soccer,” commented Henderson. An accounting major, Henderson looks forward to his

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new environment. “I’m most excited just to meet new people and make new friends,” he added. Also signing was Lady Eagle Madison Kobylik, who decided to attend Schoolcraft College in Livonia. Kobylik selected Schoolcraft over Findlay University and Midway College. “I wanted to stay close to home, and I know they have a good notorious soccer program,” stated Kobylik, who also played volleyball at East. “I’m definitely excited to play on this team,” Kobylik continued. “It’s very serious, and we’re planning on going to nationals and hopefully winning.”


2-B • Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Dryden bowling splits with Imlay City BY SPORTS STAFF

Photo by Dan Nilsen

The puck is up for grabs after a faceoff between Evan Paupert (left) of LakeVille/North Branch/Dryden and Braydin Walters of Lapeer High Schools.

Lapeer skates past Falcons; snaps five-game losing streak BY SPORTS STAFF

LAPEER — Eight different players scored goals and Lapeer High Schools snapped a fivegame losing streak with an 8-2 victory over LakeVille/North Branch/Dryden in nonleague hockey last Wednesday at the Polar Palace. Dan Delvecchio, Nate Richards, Braydin Walters and Dylan Fraser each had a goal and two assists, as Lapeer beat the Falcons for the second time this season and improved to 7-14. Lapeer jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, starting with Delvecchio’s goal at 10:24 on a pass from Richards. Karl Fischer

scored at 8:10 on an assist from Fraser, and Walters connected at 6:34 on Richards’ pass. LakeVille broke through with 3:18 left in the second period on a power-play goal by Josh Wilmers, assisted by Evan Paupert and Jeff Versagli-Ullman. Lapeer answered just 1:40 later on Joe Delvecchio’s goal assisted by Walters for a 4-1 lead. P.J. Westphal made it 5-1 at 10:05 of the third period on assists from Dan Delvecchio and Mike Fearson. LakeVille’s Austin Hendrickson scored unassisted at 8:05, but Lapeer countered just 23 seconds later with Richards’ goal on passes from Walters and Dan Delvecchio. Jeff Ryeson

scored at 3:45, assisted by Matt Hunyady and Fraser, and Fraser completed the scoring at 1:37 on passes from Joe Dennis and Hunyady. Lapeer outshot the Falcons, 41-17. LakeVille goalie Dylan Bates had 33 saves, while Lapeer’s Blake Nolan made 15 stops. Lapeer met Fenton yesterday at Hartland Arena and will play Oxford at Troy Ice Arena at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Falcons, 5-14 overall, were at Great Lakes Sports City on Friday to take on Stevenson and at Shrine Catholic yesterday. LakeVille returns to the ice on Wednesday at the Polar Palace against Stevenson at 7:30 p.m. — E.H./D.N.

Area Briefs Just to clarify… FLINT — Several high school and alumni hockey tournaments taking part in the area have caused a bit of confusion. On March 23-25 Flint Iceland Arena, 1160 S. Elms Rd., is offering a High School Alumni Hockey Tournament for those 18-30 and 30 and over. Cost is $650 per team and there will also be T-shirts issued to the winning team and. Because of USA Hockey rules, $100 of entry fee will go back to each school’s athletic department. Details: www.flinticeland.com. On April 20 at Ice Mountain in Burton, the second annual MidMichigan High School Alumni Tournament benefits the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and MI Youth Hockey Scholarship Fund. This tournament had 12 teams last year and brought in upwards of 14,000 spectators. Details or to sign up for this tournament, Eric Lemieux at 810-223-2964 or Bryan Hall at 810-691-5686. — M.S./L.P.

Spring registration begins LAPEER — Registration has begun at the Lapeer Community Center for the following spring programs: coed 5th-8th volleyball by March 12; indoor soccer clinic for boys and girls grades 1st-6th by March 5; youth soccer leagues grades 1st-8th by April 9; Little Kickers soccer program ages 4-6 by April 12; youth baseball and softball ages 5-14 by April 2 and T-ball by April 16 andsoftball clinic ages 8-14 by March 28. — E.H.

Lions play LCS staff LAPEER — The 2012 Lapeer East Project Graduation Committee is sponsoring a basketball game featuring Detroit Lions’ football players against the administrators and principals of Lapeer Community Schools and Chatfield School. The game will be on Feb. 25 at Lapeer East at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person or $36 for a family four pack. Tickets are available at Lapeer Community Schools and Chatfield School. Details: lapeereast2012@ gmail.com or 810-441-5029. — E.H.

Spartans vs. Broncos alumni games IMLAY CITY — North Branch and Imlay City will be holding alumni basketball games on March 3. The first

game features girls from 2000 and earlier at 5 p.m. followed by girls from 2001-2010 at 5:30 p.m. The men’s game featuring 1991 and earlier will be at 6 p.m. followed by men from 1992-2000 at 7 p.m. and 2000-2009 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. with three-point shooting contests at halftime of the games. The proceeds go to Imlay City’s Project Graduation and the North Branch girls and boys basketball program. The cost is $4 for anyone 18-andover, $3 for students and $2 for anyone eight-and-under. — E.H.

Looking to fill roster LAPEER — The Westside Panthers U-13 travel baseball team has a few openings. The team will play in the Greater Flint League and four to five tournaments over the summer. Details: Don Bell at 248-866-3659. — E.H.

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IMLAY CITY — With the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s postseason tournament lying just over the horizon at New Lothrop regional 23-4 on Feb. 24-25 at Richfield Lanes, the Dryden varsity bowling team wrapped up its regular season last Wednesday with the boys’ team taking control of things against Imlay City, 28.5 to 8.5 at Cedar Lanes. Heading up this effort for the Cardinals, 3-5 overall, was Matt Schuhrke with a 171159 win prior to deadlocking at 145-145 in round two, Mike Cox came out ahead, 179131, and, 181-168, and Zack Powell had victories of 125-104 and 142-140. Dryden also had the good fortune of watching Robert Andreski take a 182-174 decision in round one over Imlay City before falling, 208-127, Zach Smith came through, 214-122, in the second round after getting edged out, 141105, and the Cardinals took the initial BAKER game, 156-142, prior to the Spartans swiping the second, 194-127. The Dryden girls weren’t quite so fortunate and found themselves losing to Imlay City, 24-6, despite a 106-104 win by Megan Wilcox in round two, Kerstyn Ketelhut then followed that up with a 152-114 victory and rolling games of 129 and 119 was Lauren Pica. It wasn’t all Lady Spartans in this one,

ALMONT The Raiders picked up a big win in Blue Water Area Conference action at HideAway Lanes in Almont last Wednesday. Almont bowled solid games, and took the victory over Memphis, 27.5-2.5. Jason McKelvey led the Raiders with games of 200 and 288, while Alec Ward rolled a 167 and 197. Jesse Crawford bowled games of 156 and 168, and Joel Smith posted scores of 101 and 181. Seth Malburg recorded a 165 followed by a 157. In the BAKER games, Almont rolled games of 154 and 183, while Memphis bowled a 112 and 145. The Raiders return to action on Wednesday for the Conference Singles Tournament at Strikers Entertainment Center. — B.P.

LAKEVILLE The Falcons bowled Bendle yesterday and will finish up the regular season next Saturday with a 2 p.m. match against Goodrich at Richfield Bowl. — D.N.

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Lapeer’s John Turner on his return leg in a relay race.

Dual double meet favors Lapeer LISA PAINE 810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

FLINT — A scheduling mix up turned a dual meet against Davison into a double dual that added in Flint Kearsley for the Lapeer coop boys’ team last Thursday. It was senior night for all three squads with Lapeer honoring Neil Denver, Dan Gildner and John Turner. In the end, Davison beat Kearsley, 11653, but Lapeer edged out Davison, 89-85, and dispatched Kearsley, 106-54. Lapeer was second in the 200 medley relay with Turner, Denver, Ryan Tuckfield and Austin

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played really hard against us,” stated Almont coach Alex Maier. “They put the pressure on us. We did enough down the stretch. We just had some spurts where we weren’t very intelligent. When we weren’t intelligent they took advantage of it.” Outlaws heading to The exciting matchup Cooperstown, seek more players readies fans for the home stretch of the regular seaLAPEER — The Lapeer Outlaws son. 12U baseball team is heading to “We’re not over the Cooperstown Dreams Park the week of hump yet, but we’re gaining June 16 and is looking for more playit, and I like what I see,” ers to fill out the 2012 roster. Anyone added Reynolds. The interested in playing for the Outlaws Chiefs, now sit at 1-14 over12U team can contact Dan Rowley for all, and 0-9 in the BWAC as tryout information. Details: 810-614they prepare to host Yale 2837 or danny.jack11@yahoo.com. on Tuesday. — E.H. We had a spurt in the fourth quarter that really Wildcats looking helped us,” continued Maier. The Raiders record for coaches stands at 8-6 overall, and 7MAYVILLE — The Mayville 2 in the BWAC. Almont now Wildcats are looking for the following looks ahead to the big concoaches for the 2012 school year: mid- ference contest on dle school girls’ and boys’ track, varsi- Tuesday, where it will host ty golf, junior varsity baseball and jun- Imlay City. ior varsity and varsity softball. A letThe Raiders hosted ter of interest and resume should be Brown City on Wednesday, sent to Mayville athletic director, falling to the Green Devils, Christopher Kidd. Details: 54-50. A close-knit game kiddc@mayville.k12.mi.us — E.H. kept the excitement alive, LAPEER — The Elba Baseball and Softball Association is holding registration for the 2012 season. Registration will take place on Feb. 25 and March 3 at MC Sports in Lapeer from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Details: www.eteamz.com/ebsa — E.H.

though, as the Lady Cardinals did manage to win their first BAKER game of the year, 156-142, before getting downed, 194-127. — M.S.

Corriveau posting a 1:57.40. Gildner won the 200 free in 2:06.85, while Ryan Tuckfield won the 200 IM in 2:23.85. Denver placed second in the 50 free in 25.09 and Ryan Tuckfield was first in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.52, with Turner third in 1:04.60. Jesse Luckett was second in the 100 freestyle in 59.85, while Corriveau was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:37.33 and Gildner was third in 6:00.85. Lapeer won the 200 free relay with Denver, Luckett, Gildner and Ryan Tuckfield touching 1:44.06. Turner went on to win the 100 backstroke in 1:07.77 and Paul Nestor was third in

1:19.47. Luckett took second in the 100 freestyle in 59.85. Corriveau went on to take second in the 500 freestyle in 5:37.33 and Gildner was third in 6:00.85. Lapeer won the 200 free relay in 1:44.06 with the team of Denver, Luckett, Gildner and Ryan Tuckfield. Luckett was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:51.91 and Denver was third in 1:16.24. Lapeer won the 400 free relay in 3:54.83 with Turner, Gildner, Luckett and Corriveau, while Brandon Holtz, Drake Skipinski, Joe Daenzer and Jim Jones were third in 4:35.95.

but Almont just wasn’t able to hold on. John Finn led the way, as he poured in a team-high 16 points. Gelinski had a solid allaround performance with 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals. “(It was a) game we gave away,” said Maier. “(We) blew a nine-point lead in the first, and a seven-point lead in the second half. Numerous missed opportunities down the stretch.” The Raiders will be back in action on Friday, as they host the Capac Chiefs in a Blue Water Area Conference match up. — B.P.

six rebounds and seven steals and Kevin Pilarski added nine boards and nine assists. Jonah Byers is currently on the injured list. — L.P.

FAITH HOMESCHOOL The unstoppable Falcons continue to polish their sparkling season record that now stands at 27-0 after dispatching Rochester Hills Christian, 82-62, last Tuesday. Jason Scheps topped the charts with 25 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and three steals, while Stephen Owen poured in 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots. Mark Gabryel had 18 points, six rebounds, three steals and five assists, Luke Gabryel chipped in with 12 points,

MAYVILLE In Greater Thumb Conference-East competition, the Wildcats lost at home to Harbor Beach on Thursday, 57-30, after turning the ball over 36 times, 17 of which came in the first half. “Harbor Beach raced to a 26-2 first-quarter lead and led at the half, 38-12. Mayville was led by junior Cody Pyles, who scored 15 points and had 13 rebounds. Junior Nick Vassallo added eight points for the Wildcats. Junior Austin Pyles and senior Josh Buhl played well for Mayville,” said coach Leon Westover. While the Wildcats did outscore Harbor Beach, 129, in the third quarter before the Pirates grabbed a 10-8 advantage in the fourth, Pyles now leads the team with 87 rebounds, 100 points and 30 blocks in 13 games played this season. Mayville does not take the court again until Wednesday at Owen-Gage. — M.S.


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Fenton stuns Lady Panthers LISA PAINE 810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — Underdog teams can be very dangerous. Just ask the Lapeer West girls’ basketball team, as it entered last Friday’s marquee Metro League clash against Fenton sporting a 11-1 Metro League mark, only to have Fenton, 8-5, walk away with the 33-29 win. Despite constant demands from its coach to “slow down, play patient”, Fenton’s girls’ squad preferred the frantic pace that simply sucked the wind out of the West defense. The first quarter was near even, 5-4, in West’s favor, but a suffocating 11-1 second quarter, took the wind out of West’s sails, leaving it in a 15-6 halftime hole. West regained part of its composure in the third with an 11-6 effort to trim the deficit to just four. However, Fenton wasn’t about to let this one get away and matched West’s 12 points in the final stanza. It’s second period offensive pressure proved the deal breaker in this one. Marisa Liburdi led with 12 points and was 3-of-4 at the line, while Shelby Wagner had five points, Yazmin Dababneh chipped in with four, Maddison Smith had three and Shannon Brown added two points and was 3-of-6 from the charity stripe. Many missed shots and opportunities gone awry into the second half continued to frustrate West up to the very end. It had pulled to within two deep into the fourth, but Fenton drew several timely fouls and Fenton’s coach was overhead saying, “we don’t need to shoot any more after she makes these,” referring to his shooter draining a pair at the stripe with under two minutes left to play. Fenton was content to run the clock out and sank a couple more shots before the buzzer ended West’s angony.

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ALMONT 24, CAPAC 42 Almont 5 8 5 Capac 17 10 7 Almont: Heather Stone 7 pts. Shelby Fridline 6 pts. Olivia Papineau 5 pts. Capac: Nichole Parks 15 pts. Sarah Mousseau 10 pts. Emily Milostan 6 pts. Whitney Paddock 4 pts.

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IMLAY CITY 25, YALE 32 Yale 0 0 0 0 Imlay City 0 0 0 0 Samantha Charney (Y) 14 pts.

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LAPEER EAST 18, LINDEN 55 Lapeer East 3 12 2 1 18 Linden 10 25 16 4 55 Alexis Whatcott 11 pts. Sam Engster 4 pts.

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West’s Shannon Brown (5) was right on the heels of Fenton’s Katie Conroy on a steal during the fourth quarter.

LAPEER WEST 29, FENTON 33 Lapeer West 5 1 11 21 Fenton 4 11 6 12 Marisa Liburdi 12 pts. Shelby Wagner 5 pts. Yazmin Dababneh 4 pts.

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Capac takes out Almont in Blue Water Area Conf. clash BY SPORTS STAFF

ALMONT — Capac jumped out to a big early lead and beat Almont, 4224, in a Blue Water Area Conference girls' basketball game last Friday. Nichole Parks scored 15 points, Emily Milostan added six and Whitney Paddock four as the Lady Chiefs improved to 14-3 overall. Capac stormed to a 17-5 firstquarter lead and extended it to 27-13 by intermission. The Lady Chiefs won the third period, 7-5, and the fourth quarter, 8-6. Heather Stone led Almont with seven points, Shelby Fridline had six and Olivia Papineau scored five. Capac moves to 11-1 BWAC, 14-1 overall in the league and Almont fell to 0-11, 0-14. — D.N. Photo by Chris Dungey

Capac’s Christina Williams drove wide on her way to the basket.

DRYDEN While this season has certainly

had more highlights than the one that proceeded it, memories of games past were rampant when Dryden lost a Genesee Area Conference-Blue contest at home to Morrice last Thursday, 43-28. The last time these two teams met Morrice beat the Lady Cardinals 5840 at home on Jan. 5. With just three games left in the regular season, Dryden, 2-14 overall, 1-3 GAC-Blue, is ranked 630th in the state and 16,199th in the nation according to maxpreps.com. The Lady Cardinals host Atherton on Tuesday and Genesee on Thursday. — M.S.

FAITH HOMESCHOOL The Lady Falcons dropped a game against Rochester Hills Christian, 44-18, last Tuesday. Melissa Smith led with six points,

four steals and one rebound, Tina Caputo had four points, two assists, four rebounds and eight steals and Kayla McKee added four points, five rebounds and one assist. Allie Roehl had two points, five steals and one board, Kyra Eddings two points and one rebound, and Lauren Eaton made five blocks and grabbed three rebounds. — L.P.

MAYVILLE The Lady Wildcats fought Sandusky tough for the first half on Thursday, down just 19-10, but the redskins pulled away for a 53-19 victory. Ruth Squires led Mayville with five points and Marisa Marks grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Emily Hale led Sandusky with 12 points. — E.H.

Lapeer West, Imlay City win district titles BY SPORTS STAFF

ORTONVILLE — At the No. 139-2, OrtonvilleBrandon team wrestling district last Wednesday, Lapeer West’s magical run this season lived on, as the Panthers clinched the district championship. The day started with a dominating victory over Goodrich, 50-23. At 112, Dean Somers secured a pin at 4:54, while Dakota Carie, wrestling at 125, picked up a 9-2 decision. At 130, Adam Nichols was victorious, 22-7, on a technical fall, and Alex McEvoy, competing at 145, won by pin at 1:59. At 140, Nick Harris solidified a win by pin at 3:16, as did 189-pound Noah Raymond at 3:41. CJ Melton won by fall at 1:09 in the 171 weight class, and at 215, Jacob Luckett earned the pin at 3:27. Lapeer West then moved on to face the host Blackhawks, defeating Brandon, 41-26. Somers locked down his second pin of the day at 1:19, and Carie won by technical fall, 17-2. Nichols secured the pin at 1:04, and Harris found

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The Lapeer West wrestling team proudly displayed its new district trophy last Wednesday at Brandon High School.

himself on the bright side of a 9-3 decision. McEvoy wrapped up a 82 decision, and Cameron Drugich, wrestling at 152, won a 6-4 decision. Melton won once again, this time a 6-1 decision. Raymond won by pin at 2:56, as did Luckett at 1:34.

“Our team came out ready to wrestle today,” said coach Matt Nowak. “I can’t say enough about how our kids battled as a team to win the district title. Brandon beat us during our league dual, 44-31. We had three kids step up and win matches they

lost in dual.” With the victories, the West wrestling team now sits at 21-8 on the season. “We moved a few kids around and got the matchups we needed to win,” continued Nowak. “Winning the coin toss was big, but winning at

140 and 145 were the keys to victory. This win was a total team effort. I am very proud of our guys, their hard work and dedication has paid off.” In the opening round, Lapeer East fell to Brandon, 59-18. Winning matches for the Eagles

were Seth Dixon at 135, Dillon Ellsworth at 140 and Joe Perry at 215. — B.P./L.P.

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Titles from page 3B in this one as heavyweight Rojelio Olivia beat Capac’s Dakota Perry, 7-3, to earn his 100th career victory and the Spartans downed Yale, 53-21, and the Chiefs, 40-24, to win the district title. The hits didn’t stop there for the Spartans, either, because they also got 2-0 performances from RJ See at 119 lbs., Ray Murawski at 130, Kyle Guerrero at 135, Sam Lyscas at 145/152, Jake Newton at 160, Nino Mosher at 189 and Zack Rosillio at 215, winning his only match of the day was Steven Priesel at 145 and coming in at 1-1 were Garrett Tooms at 103/112 and Troy Strohm at 112/103. Imlay City will next face the winner of Frankenmuth team district No. 186-3 in the first round of Carrolton team regional No. 122-3 and yesterday the Spartans were at Caro individual district No. 22-3 competing against teams such as Almont, Bridgeport, Caro, Carrolton, Essexville-Garber,

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Frankenmuth, Freeland, Midland Bullock-Creek, Millington, LakeVille, Saginaw-Swan Valley and Yale. In round one of this district Capac, 28-12 overall, 5-2 Blue Water Area Conference, was able to get the better of Almont, 57-21, on victories by Dustin Hunsucker at 103, Mykle Dedenbach at 125, Andrew Misch at 135, Derik Hulwick at 140, Josh Yert at 145, Brian Lyle at 152, Austin Verschure at 160, Dan Cornish at 171, Brad Harris at 189 and Kris DeSmit at 215. Winning matches for the Raiders were Logan Kunath at 112, Grant Turnmire at 119, Brandon Gorde and Tom Ray at 285.— M.S./E.H.

No. 187-3, Millington The Falcons faced off with the host Cardinals in the opening round of district action on Thursday and fell, 54-21. Millington moved on to face Caro in the finals, which received a bye in round one, and lost to the Tigers, 54-27. — E.H.

rated in my book. It’s my least favorite month, and maybe just because of my own circumstances. I dread February every year and am so thankful when we escape its tragedies and push on into March. The Grim Reaper has been a constant visitor in February and several in my family hope he stays away again this February. We’ve lost beloved horses unexpectedly in Februarys past, my dad died in February, a

grandparent died in February, and on and on the sadness goes. It’s just a cold, miserable, dreary month. Holiday, schmoliday. It brings a dark cloud over my head that Pig Pen of the Peanuts comic strip would relish! The only good thing about February is the abundant chocolate, and I wallow in it like a pig in mud. Just don’t feed chocolate to dogs; it’s like feeding them poison. For people, though the darker the better if you’re watching out for your heart, which all of us should be, this month, especially.

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CITY OF LAPEER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Please take notice that a public hearing has been scheduled before the City of Lapeer Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday February 27, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. in the Lapeer City Hall Commission Chambers, 576 Liberty Park, Lapeer, Michigan to consider a request from McLaren Medical Center for the Lapeer Regional hospital located at 1375 Main Street and the Cancer Center at 1295 Barry Drive, for a variance to Article 7.17.05 of the Zoning Ordinance, in order to erect replacement ground and wall/roof signs that exceed the size limitations of the Zoning Ordinance. The parcels are zoned OS-1 Office Service District and are legally described as: 1375 Main Street: City of Lapeer Knollwood # 1 Outlot A; Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4, Blk F; Lots 3 to 12 incl., Blk C; Lot 2, Blk C; Lot 1, Blk C; Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4, Blk E (L=1 P=93 Sec 32, T8N-R10E) 1295 Barry Drive: City of Lapeer Knollwood # 1 Lots 11, 12, 13 & 14 Blk B (L=1 P=93 Sec 32, T8N-R10E) & part of W 1/2 Sec 32 T8N, R10E, Com W 1/4 post, th S89*01'07'E 355.37 ft; th S89*30'43"E 125.06 ft; th S00*08'23"E 462.05 ft; th 243.8 alg curve to R (R=484.82 A=28*48'44" LC=S82*57'29'E 241.24 FT); th S56*42'E 120 ft; th S12*15'46"W 68.72 ft; th N46*56'18"W 9.41 ft; th S43*32'W 153.94 ft; th S26*47'36"E 210.55 ft; th S00*02'09'W 108.8 ft; th S85*27'51"W 250.72 ft; th S70*01'16"W 52.43 ft; th S51*00'05"W 634.47 ft; th N00*08'44"E 1470.05 to POB. The City of Lapeer will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the hearing, upon seven (7) days notice to the City of Lapeer. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Lapeer by writing or calling the following: City Manager’s Office, City of Lapeer, 576 Liberty Park, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 (810) 664-5231. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing. Written comments will be received until 5:00 P.M. on Monday February 27, 2012 and should be addressed to: Lapeer City Hall Attn: Zoning Board of Appeals 576 Liberty Park Lapeer, Michigan

www.mihomepaper.com Heading into districts, the Wildcats had several individuals with solid records. Moody posted a 39-2 record with 26 pins, Dumka went 33-8 with 13 pins, and Weckle was 32-8 with 23 pins. Chandler Sweeney stands at 26-4 with 12 pins, and Dusenbery went 27-9 with 12 pins. “We lost to Marlette in the opening round of district action,” said coach Mark Cooper. “Very exciting match with many matches that went the distance. (I am) not displeased with our performance. I felt we wrestled well just couldn’t come up with some wins.” Mayville hosted individual district No. 28-4 on Saturday with several area schools competing, including Bad Axe, Brown City, Burton Bendle, Burton Bentley, Cass City, Flint Beecher, Flint Hamady, Kinde North Huron, Marlette, New Lothrop, OwendaleGagetown, ElktonPigeon-Bay Port, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw Valley Lutheran and Sandusky. — B.P.

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NOW-MARCH 1 Squirrel hunting season. NOW-MARCH 31 Rabbit Hunting Season. FEB. 11 Bowling Pin Shoot. Lapeer County Sportmen’s Club. 1213 North Lake George Rd.Sign up 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FEB. 15 Flint River Valley Steelheaders General Meeting. Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 S. Center Rd. social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Photo by Chris Dungey Mark Sak of Great Lakes Imlay City’s Sam Lyscas, shown back in December Sportsman.com will against Marlette, helped Imlay City secure its district spearhead an ice fishing championship. seminar. Details: www.flintsteeleheaders. Moody won by com No. 212-4, Sandusky Aaron fall at 2:24 over FEB. 17-19 The Wildcats headed Marlette’s Geremy Michigan Deer and to Sandusky on Fearson, and Daniel Turkey Spectacular, Wednesday competing Dusenbery secured the Lansing Center, Lansing. against the host pin at 3:42 to top Red Trophy deer contests, Redskins, as well as Raider Zeb Cinadar. merchandise prize drawBrown City and Ryan Weckle, Davad ings, demos, seminars Marlette. Mayville drew DeMott and Andrew and 250 vendor booths Marlette, and fell to the Dumka each picked up and much more. Details: Red Raiders, 45-30. victories by void. www.deerinfo.com FEB. 18 Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County snub our noses at the Last week, many of us Set aside the red velvet Sportsmen’s Club. 1213 sub-par brands. We celebrated National Wear box of creams, caramels North Lake George Rd.$5 weren’t raised by and strawberries for one Red Day to raise awaremembers, $10 non-memwolves. 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Any information conditions of a mortgage made by GERYOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. MARCH 18 Default has been made in the con- obtained will be used for this purpose. ALD HAMMOND and CONNIE HAMWinter Cowboy Shoot ditions of a mortgage made by John If you are in the Military, please con- MOND, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to at Lapeer County J. Tolfree, an unmarried man, to tact our office at the number listed Mortgage Electronic Registration Sportsmen’s Club. 9:30 Mortgage Electronic Registration below. Default has been made in the Systems, Inc. ("MERS"), solely as nomSystems, Inc., as nominee for conditions of a certain mortgage inee for lender and lender's successors a.m.-2:30 p.m. Note: Quicken Loans Inc., its successors made by: Renee S. Oliver, a single and assigns, Mortgagee, dated third Sunday, not secor assigns, Mortgagee, dated Woman, as her sole and separate December 26, 2006, and recorded on ond. Details: Lapeer October 25, 2005 and recorded property to Mortgage Electronic January 4, 2007, in Liber 2228, on County Sportsmen’s November 4, 2005 in Liber 2107, Registration Systems, Inc as nominee Page 267, and assigned by said mortPage 641, Lapeer County Records, for Encore Mortgage Enterprises, Inc. gagee to Deutsche Bank National Trust Club 810-724-6579. Michigan. Said mortgage is now its successors and assigns, Company, as Trustee for NovaStar MARCH 23 & 24 held by US Bank Trust National Mortgagee, dated January 12, 2005 Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 20072012-Basic Pistol Association, as Trustee for LSF7 and recorded January 26, 2005 in 1, as assigned, Lapeer County Records, Class at Grand Blanc NPL II Trust by assignment. There is Liber 2003 Page 258 Lapeer County Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date here- Records, Michigan Said mortgage claimed to be due at the date hereof the Huntsman’s Club. of the sum of One Hundred Twenty- was assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc., sum of One Hundred Thirty-Five Details: Larry Stolle One Thousand Six Hundred Thirty- by assignment dated February 1, Thousand Twenty-Five Dollars and Fifty(248) 840-0329. Four and 64/100 Dollars 2012 and subsequently recorded in Three Cents ($135,025.53), including MARCH 24 ($121,634.64) including interest at Lapeer County Records on which interest at 4.000% per annum. Under mortgage there is claimed to be due the power of sale contained in said 2.75% per annum. Lapeer County Under the power of sale contained at the date hereof the sum of One mortgage and the statute in such case Sportsmen’s Club banin said mortgage and the statute in Hundred Thirty-Two Thousand Fifty- made and provided, notice is hereby quet at Lenny Miller’s, 4such case made and provided, Eight Dollars and Sixty Cents given that said mortgage will be fore6 p.m. notice is hereby given that said ($132,058.60) including interest closed by a sale of the mortgaged mortgage will be foreclosed by a 6.125% per annum. Under the power premises, or some part of them, at pubMARCH 25 sale of the mortgaged premises, or of sale contained in said mortgage lic venue, Main entrance of the County Monthly 3-D archery some part of them, at public ven- and the statute in such case made Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, shoot at Lapeer County due at the Main entrance to the and provided, notice is hereby given Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., that said mortgage will be foreclosed o'clock, on March 14, 2012 Said premLapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan by a sale of the mortgaged premises, ises are located in Lapeer County, North Lake George Rd. 9 at 9:30 a.m. on FEBRUARY 29, or some part of them, at public ven- Michigan and are described as: PARCEL a.m - 3 p.m. (3rd round due, Circuit Court of Lapeer County at E-1: THAT PART OF THE NORTHWEST 2012. of Chili Tri-Fecta). Said premises are located in the 9:30AM on March 14, 2012 Said 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWN 7 NORTH, APRIL 7 Township of Almont, Lapeer County, premises are situated in Township of RANGE 11 EAST, DESCRIBED AS: Mayfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE Michigan, and are described as: 2012-Registered NSCA Land situated in the Village of and are described as: Lot 8, of NORTH-SOUTH 1/4 LINE OF SAID LINE Sporting Clays Shoot at Almont, in the County of Lapeer, Shadowtree, according to the plat OF SAID SECTION 15 WHICH IS NORTH Grand Blanc Huntsman’s State of Michigan is described as thereof as recorded in Plat Liber 7, 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 23 SECClub. Details: Ron Page 70, Lapeer County Records. ONDS WEST 961.04 FEET FROM THE follows: Lot 8, Block 3, Northern Division of Commonly known as 1380 Haines INTERIOR 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION Wilcutts (248) 762-3404. the Village of Newburg (now Rd, Lapeer MI 48446 The redemption 15; THENCE ALONG NORTH SOUTH APRIL 20 & 21 Almont), as recorded in Liber F on period shall be 6 months from the 1/4 LINE, NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 2012 NRA Basic date of such sale, unless determined MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST 165.00 Page 31 of Plats. Personal Protections The redemption period shall be 6 abandoned in accordance with MCL FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES months from the date of such sale, 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in 51 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST outside the home. Grand unless determined abandoned in which case the redemption period 265.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 Blanc Huntsman’s Club. accordance with MCLA shall be 30 days from the date of DEGREES 04 MINUTES 23 SECONDS Larry Stolle (248) 840ß600.3241a, in which case the such sale, or upon the expiration of EAST 165.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0329 redemption period shall be 30 days the notice required by MCL 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 08 SECfrom the date of such sale. TO ALL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later; or ONDS EAST 265.00 FEET TO THE APRIL 28 PURCHASERS: The foreclosing unless MCL 600.3240(17) applies. If NORTH-SOUTH 1/4 LINE AND THE 2012 Advanced mortgagee can rescind the sale. In the property is sold at foreclosure POINT OF BEGINNING. The redemption Personal Protection. that event, your damages, if any, sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised period shall be 6 months from the date Grand Blanc Huntman’s are limited solely to the return of the Judicature Act of 1961, under MCL of such sale unless determined abanbid amount tendered at sale, plus 600.3278, the borrower will be held doned in accordance with 1948CL Club. Details: Larry responsible to the person who buys 600.3241a, in which case the redempinterest. Stolle (248) 840-0329. If you are a tenant in the property, the property at the mortgage foreclo- tion period shall be 30 days from the ONGOING please contact our office as you sure sale or to the mortgage holder date of such sale. If the above referMid-States Bolt and for damaging the property during the enced property is sold at a foreclosure may have certain rights. redemption period. Dated: sale under Chapter 600 of the Michigan Dated: January 29, 2012 Screw Skeet League. 2/12/2012 CitiMortgage, Inc., Compiled Laws, under MCL 600.3278, Orlans Associates, P.C. Thursdays at Grand Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: the borrower will be held responsible to Attorneys for Servicer Blanc Huntsman’s Club. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 the person who buys the property at the P.O. Box 5041 9046 S. Irish Rd, Grand South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester mortgage foreclosure sale or to the Troy, MI 48007-5041 Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our mortgage holder for damaging the propFile No. 676.0968 Blanc. Details: erty during the redemption period. File No: 12-57111 (02-12)(03-04) (01-29)(02-19) info@gbhuntsmans.com 9-1,11-1,13-1,15-1

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2007-1 Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 SXSS.000354 (02-12)(03-04)

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130 Sport Utility Vehicle 135 Pick-up Trucks 140 Other Trucks 145 Motorcycles 150 Quads 150 Go-Carts 160 Campers/RVs 165 Boats 170 Trailers 194 Snowmobiles 195 Other

200 Farm & Garden 205 Lawn & Garden

210 Farm Equipment 215 Livestock 220 Horses 230 Farm Produce 235 Pets 240 Firewood 295 Other

300 Build it or Fix It 305 Building Materials 306 Guns 310 Tools 315 Fill 320 Equipment Rental

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603 Rent to Own 604 Room for Rent 605 Apt. for Rent 607 Homes for Rent 608 Storage for Rent 610 Homes for Sale 611 Condo for Sale 613 Condo for Rent 615 Land for Sale 617 Vacation Homes 620 Commercial-Rent 630 Commercial-Sale

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700 Employment 706 710 720 730 740

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10 Announcements Baseball 12U Travel Team Has Open Positions, Call Coach Dave 248-860-1778 Dealers, Artists & Small Business Entrepreneurs Wanted! New Store Opening March 1st. Collette’s Vintage Art & Antique Mall That Will Be Located In The Former Cummings Harley Davidson Dealership Located On Davison Rd., In Burton. Serious Venders Only. Call For Details, 810-516-1590 Flea Market Open, Sun. 10-3, 5135 Imlay City Rd., ( E. of Lake Pleasant- W. Of 53) 810-338-6101 Table Rental Inside. Wanted: Garden Tractors/Implements - Case, John Deere, Bolens, Etc. Also Mopeds, ATV’s, Snowblowers, Running Or Not, Call/Text Between 9a.-9p. 810-6147157.

15 Estate Sale 11366 East Dodge Rd., Otisville, February 16-18, 96pm, Antiques, Household, Tools, 5th Wheel, Buildings to Move, and More, Gallery Unique 989551-1548

120 Autos Cash For Junk Cars, We Pick Up 7 Days Wk. $100 to $500. 810-208-5563 or 248-346-0772 Turn Your Unwanted or Junk Vehicles into Cash, Paying Up to $800. Free Pick Up. Call 810-247-7082.

HUGE Estate Auction, Saturday, February 18, 10am, Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center Street, Lapeer, MI. Tim Freese Auction. 989912-8701. For complete list/photos: www.auctionzip.com T a k i n g 135 Pick-up Consignments for March 3rd Auction. Trucks Tim Freese Auction 1992 F150 Pickup, club cab, new tires, 989-912-8701 matching cover, CONSIGNMENTS $2800. 810-417WANTED FOR 2061 UPCOMING TOY AUCTION

SUN. MARCH 4, 2012 Toy tractors, pedal tractors, and anything farm related. Signs and Antiques. For information contact: DAVID CLARK AUCTION SERVICES Cell: 810-441-6191 Auction Location: American Legion Hall North Branch, MI Listing & Photos will be posted on davidclarkauction.com

40 Lost and Found Lost Dog 40lb Female W/White Collar, Gray/White/ Black & Curly Tail 810-706-2106

120 Autos Cash For Cars! Running or Not, With or Without Title, Same Day Free Pick Up. 810-656-3506

140 Other Trucks 1996 International 4700 Flat Bed Wrecker, PS, PD, Automatic, 200,000k on Engine, Freshly Built Deck, Good Working Truck, $15,500 OBO. 810614-6109

215 Livestock

230 Farm Produce 1000 LB. round bales, alfalfa & grass, exc. horse hay, stored inside, 810-793-4545, 810614-4728 or 810656-1935. AAA- Horse Hay, Alfalfa Grass, No Dust, 1,000LB. Round $50. Square $2.50/Bale,Straw $2.00/Bale, Stored Inside, Delivery Available,810-2526938. First Cut Hay $3.50/Bale, 2nd Cut $4.00/bale, Straw $2.00/Bale, 810724-8978 Hay 4x4 Round, Stored Inside, No Rain, $35 A Bail, No Checks, Lapeer, 810538-0464. Round Bales Stored Inside, Will Load on Weekends, $25/ Bale 810-688-2869.

LIVESTOCK - 4 Year 235 Pets Old Angus Bull for AKC Chocolate & sale. Gentle - $ 1500 Black Lab Pups, OBO 810-441-7029 Absolutely Adorable, First Shots & 220 Horses Wormed. $500. 810For Sale, 10 yr, Old 545-0056 after 4pm. Shetland Pony Golden Retriever Gelding $800. Broke. English setter mixed 8 yr. Old Welsh puppies, $75. Great Shetland Gelding family dogs, should $800. Broke. 5 yr. be good hunters. Old Minnie Mare & 8 810-955-7233 mo. Foal $350. Each. 3 Yr. Old Arabe 240 Firewood Gelding $800. Big & Seasoned Flashy. To Good AAA Homes Only. 810- Hardwood. $55/face cord delivered. 810656-3243 656-0512

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All seasoned hard wood $55 a face cord delivered 810724-1282 Bundle of Campfire Wood $2.50, Cord of Firewood $30.00. 810-728-1879 Charmaster wood/oil furnace $500. Two Airtight Wood Stoves. $350/each. 810417-2061 S e a s o n e d Hardwood, Split & Delivered, $50.00 A Face Cord, Call 810346-2593.

Sliding door with screen. $300. 810417-2061

405 Antiques NEED MONEY? We pay cash for antiques, fishing tackle, toys, electric trains, railroad items, old advertising, clocks/ pocket watches, pottery, glass, china, doilies/quilts, costume jewelry, furniture, post cards, & collections of anything, 1piece or whole estates, Frank’s Antiques, Lapeer, 1810-667-1676 or 1800-942-3770.

430 Recreational Equipment

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526 Wanted WANTED - TILLABLE FARMLAND for lease in Northern Lapeer or Southern Tuscola County. 810-441-7029

600 Real Estate

600 Real Estate PUBLISHER NOTICE All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on equal opportunity bases.

605 Apt. for Rent Remodeled Homes & Handyman Special

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605 Apt. for Rent

2002 Yamaha Grizzly, 660 Ultramatic 4x4, Only 276 Hrs. $3,500. OBO. Ariens 724 Snowblower, Used 1 Winter $350. OBO. Coleman Canoe, Red, Used 5 Times. $100. Firm. 810614-7925

1 Bedroom Upstairs Apartment in Lapeer, $450./Mo., includes garbage/water, 810664-3631 (no pets). 1 Bedroom, City Of Lapeer, Appliances, $ 4 5 0 / M o . I m m e d i a t e Occupancy (810) 664-1000

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3 Bedroom Ranch, close to Lapeer, kitchen appliances, attached garage, finished basement $975/mo. +security. 810-338-1159

3 Bedroom, $750 /mo Open House, Sunday February 12, 1-4pm, possible rent to own, close to downtown Lapeer. 810-728-6255

3 Units Available, 1 Studio, $350/Mo. 1 Bed- $475/Mo. 3 Bed- $775/Mo. Sec. 8 Welcome. Call Sarah 586-260-1646 (607-611 Louis C. Crampton) Capac in town, newly decorated, no pets, 2 bedroom, sunroom, attached garage, non-smoking. $625/mo. 810-3954552 For Rent or Sale! 3 Bedroom, w/ 22x24 Garage, Lk. Pleasant Access, Available May 1st. $1,000/ Mo. Sec. 8 Welcome. 810-358-1068. Call Between 6-9p.

Imlay City 3 Bedroom, $850/ mo. + Security Deposit. North Branch, 3 bedroom, $750/mo +security. Call 810-614-0023 Lake Nepessing, Lake front. 2+ bedrooms, 1 bath, new appliances, newly remodeled, $800/ mo. 810-614-4010 Lake Nepessing/ lake front, 3 bedroom, 2 bath $950 /mo +utilites; 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath $1650 +utilities; 1 bedroom, 1 bath, $950/mo +utilities. 248-361-2905

Sales Responsibilities: *Meet and exceed sales goals through in home sales of Metal Roofing *Call on prospective customers and provide information and demonstrations *Develop and maintain customer relations that fosters new business *Provide accurate sales forecasts and execute tactical sales plans Qualifications: *Candidate must be aggressive, those looking for an outstanding opportunity to maximize earning potential. A competitive hard working result oriented person will be rewarded. *3-5 years of relevant Home Improvement sales experience *Can demonstrate past success *Organized and detail-oriented individual *Must have a valid driverís license, good health, and pass a criminal background check Income, Benefits, and Other *Training Salary, Uncapped commission plan. First year target $70K-$100K. Second Year $125K *Company offers a tremendous team atmosphere of respect and benefits that include Medical, Life, 401K, auto expense, and Annual Presidents club trip for 2 to the Caribbean. *No recent College Graduate please. *For more information on American Metal Roofs visit www.AmericanMetal Roofs.com Please send resumes to FrankF@AmericanMe talRoofs.com

Lapeer Regional Medical Center 4641 VanDyke, Almont, MI 48003 seeks a Pharmacist PHONE: 810-798-8388 • FAX: 810-798-8688 to work in Lapeer, MI. Will provide informaEMAIL: treutle@ventureglobalengineering.com tion and advice regarding drug interEXPERIENCED SECONDARY MACHINE BUILDER NEEDED FOR actions, side effects, BOTH SHIFTS. SONIC WELDERS - HEAT STEAKE - CLIP DRIVING dosage and proper - DEGATING. MUST BE EXPERIENCED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF medication storage. Will collaborate with TOOL ROOM MACHINES. FAX OR EMAIL RESUME. other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, and S&A Solutions Inc. 720 Health evaluate the quality Care Looking to hire and effectiveness of 50 production workers Want To Become A drugs and drug regiNEW PRODUCTION LINES Certified Nurse Aide? mens, providing • Production Tuscola Technology FULL advice on drug appli• Assembly Center has classes EVALUATIONS cations and characRequirements: starting February 28AVAILABLE! teristics. • Valid Driver's License May 10, Tuesday & Must have a • Pass Hair Sample Drug Screen Thursday Evenings Bachelor’s Degree in and April 24-June 28. • Pass Felony Background Check Pharmacy or the aca$885 includes book • Standing 8-10hrs a day demic equivalent. fee. Space is limited • High School Diploma/GED Must also have or be call today Positions start at $8-$8.50/hr located eligible for a 989.672.2224 ext. in the Marlette, Sandusky and M i c h i g a n 345. For more inforLapeer areas Pharmacist’s License mation visit our web- 750 Massage and Controlled site at www.tusco- Incredibly Beneficial Please apply in person Tuesdays Substance License. laisd.org & Thorough at 10am or Thursdays at 2pm Experience EVERYApplicants submit Michigan Thumbworks in Marlette 730 TIME! Hot Stones, resumes to HR 3270 Wilson St., Marlette, MI 48453 Professional Warm Table, Manager, 1375 N. Oils, Main Street, Lapeer, Direct Care E X P E R I E N C E D Allstate Insurance, Essential COOKS/WAITRESS- Seeking MI 48446 or fax 810 Business Certified Therapeutic Assistant 3 667 5989. Help us help others, E S / B U S S E R S , Minded Individuals Massage, assisting special pop- Sam’s Coney Island & With Strong Desire To Locations to Serve 710 General Sales You. Low Prices to ulation adults. Fun Family Restaurant, Succeed! Mayville Community work with training pro- 420 W. Nepessing St. Experience Preferred Serve You Better.TO But Not Necessary. YOUR HEALTH & Schools is looking to vided. Full and part (Downtown Lapeer) With WELLNESS! Lapeer, hire the following time available. 810- CNC Fadel Setup, Guarantee coaches for the 2012 798-2517 or 586- P r o g r a m m i m g , Commission Structure Mayville & Millington. Send 810-614-4632 acquaintance with 35k-50k. school year: Middle 336-1862 School Girls Track, Drivers needed for Gibb Cam software, Resume insurance. 730 Middle School Boys spring planting sea- F/T, 1st Shift, Call car ver@gmail.com Professional Call 248-628-0200. Track, Varsity Golf, son. Minimum Class 810-678-2449. Junior Varsity B-CDL required. Apply The Times Herald ARE YOU READY TO JOIN THE BEST? Baseball, Varsity at Crop Production has delivery routes If you are highly motivated, not afraid to work Softball, Junior Varsity Services, 7121 available in the Softball. A letter of Maple Valley Road, Capac & Imlay City hard, and want to make a lot of money NOW is a perfect time to join Coldwell Banker interest and resume Brown City, MI areas which profit up Professionals. We are growing dramatically should be sent to: 48416 (810-346- to $1,400/monthly. Christopher L. Kidd, 3160). EOE Carriers are inde- and the market is dramatically better. Bottom Mayville Athletic M . K . C h a m b e r s pendent contractors. line is our sales associates are flat out more Director, 6250 Fulton Company, now accept- Contact Carrie successful and we are NOW accepting appliStreet, Mayville, MI ing applications for Beemer at 810-989- cations for new or experienced agents! If this 48744. Or email: experienced CNC lathe 6201. sounds like something you are interested in kiddc@mayville.k12. operators, apply withcontact Chris Hendrix Today at 810-664mi.us Deadline: ASAP. in: 6595 Bernie Kohler 720 Health 8524 (Chris.Hendrix@ColdwellBanker.com) Mayville Community Dr., North Branch. Care to schedule a personal interview. Schools is an Equal Monday-Thursday 8a- Direct Care Full-Time Opportunity Employer. 4p. Coldwell Banker Professionals has 3 convePosition In Leonard. niently located offices in Macomb, Genesee CNC Setup and pro- Now Hiring Pharmacy Great Starting Pay, gram technician, min- clerk and Pharmacy Good Benefits. Call & Lapeer counties, with more than 65 sales imum 5 yrs. experi- t e c h n i c i a n . Maggie 248-628associates, an REO & Relocation departence. Apply within, Experience preferred. 4969. ment and a training program that will prepare M.K. Chambers Compounding experi- Direct Care Full-Time you to meet all of your personal goals. Company, 6595 ence helpful, Send Position In Oxford, Bernie Kohler Drive, resume to PO Box Midnight Shift Great North Branch. 968, Lapeer, MI Starting Pay Good 48446, or fax: 810- Benefits Call Liz 248664-3522 693-0447

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30 Auctions

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Thumb’s 15th Annual

FARM MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT AUCTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION COMMENCING AT 10:00 A.M. FROM LAPEER: Go North on M-24 approx. 15 miles to M-90 (North Branch Road), turn East (right) and go 6miles to Beech Street turn right and go 1/4 mile to North Branch Lions Field, just past Harmon Oil Company. FROM MARLETTE: On M-53 go approx. 8 miles South on M-53 to M-90 (North Branch Road), turn West (right) and go approx. 5 miles to Beech Street turn South (left) and go 1/4 mile to North Branch Lions Field, just past Harmon Oil Company, North Branch, MI 48461. Watch for signs. AUCTIONEER NOTES: This sale has an excellent selection of merchandise consigned throughout the thumb. Due to consignment inspection of the equipment will be Thursday and Friday. February 16 & 17 from 10:30-5:00p.m. TRACTORS WILL BE SOLD THROUGHOUT THE DAY ALONG WITH THE OTHER FARM EQUIPMENT. A loader Tractor will be available to load day of sale. TRAILERS/WAGONS/RUNNING GEARS: 1996 Barrett 8’x 32’ Alum. Stock Trailer Triple Axle, Gooseneck, 2006 Eby 7’x24’ Alum. Stock Trailer, Tandem Axle Gooseneck 7’x16’ Flatbed Trailer. Tandem Axle, 2000 Hillsboro 7’ x 20’ Gooseneck Stock Trailer w/Rubber Floor, H&S Self Unloading Wagon on Tandem Gear, Kilbros 375 Gravity Wagon on JD 1075 Gear, Kilbros 350 Gravity Wagon on Kilbros 10ton Gear, (2) McCurdy Gravity Wagons on Kory 10ton Gears, Flatbed Hay Wagon on Kory Running Gear, Portable Office Trailer 8’x30’ w/Heat &Air, Flatbed Hay Wagon 8x16, Homemade Header Cart, Horst 10x30ft Round Bale Wagon on Tandem Axle, (2) Bale Thrower Wagon on Kilbros 10ton Running Gear, Flatbed Wagon, Round Bale Wagon, (2) EZ Flow Gravity Wagons on 15ton Gears, J&M 380 Bu. Gravity Wagon on 14ton Gear, (2) EZ Flow Gravity Wagon on 10ton Gear, Flatbed Wagon on Gear, 10x20 Flatbed Wagon on JD Tandem Gear, Gehl 920 Forge Box & Gear, JD Tandem Axle Running Gear, 8 ton Running Gear TRACTORS: Ford 8N Tractor w/Blade, JD B Tractor NF, Case 430 Tractor w/Loader T.B., JD3020 Gas Tractor, Oliver 1650 Diesel Tractor, International 2444 Tractor w/Loader, Ferguson 40 Tractor wide front, Row Crop, 3pt, PTO (Rare), Farmall A w/6’ Belly Mower, JD 6200 Tractor w/Rops, JD 6300 Tractor w/ Rops, NH 555D Tractor Loader Backhoe 2x4 w/Cab FARM EQUIPMENT: MF 18’ Disk w/Fold-up Wings, NH 190 Spreader w/Hydraulic Gate, Brush Bandit Chipper 150 Cummins Power Hyd Feed, Gehl #65 Feed Grinder, 1000 Gallon Nurse Tank w/gas motor and pump on Running Gear, JD 680 Hydro Push Spreader, (2) 2775gal Fiberglass Tanks, NH 890 Chopper w/2 row corn head, Wilmer Eagle #8200 Self Propel Sprayer 59, Cummings Engine 800gal W/120ft Booms, JD 220 20’Flex Head Poly Bottom (Good Condition), JD 7720 Combine Feeder House w/Reverser, JD 7720 Combine Interior Cab Kit & Decal Kit, Ford 3pt 3-16 plow, NH 352 Grinder Mixer, 18’ Hydraulic Fold Disk -Crust Buster, Great Plains 13ft Grain Drill Dbl Disc w/press wheels (Good Condition), NH 354 Grinder Mixer (Good Condition), JD 18’ Disk w/fold up wings, MF 4 Bottom Plow 3pt, Oliver 4 Bottom Semi-Mount Plow, Gehl 1060 Chopper w/ 2 row corn head, hay head, electric controls, Duetz Allis 30” 6 row planter w/cross auger, no till, George White Sprayer w/Hardy Spray Booms 45’ Manual Fold, Brillion 18’ hydraulic fold Cultipacker, IH 475 18’ hydraulic fold disk, Wilrich 24’ Field Cultivator w/Buster Bar, White 281 14’ Offset Disk, Triple K 15’ Field Cultivator, IH 12’ Disk, Buhler 25 Grain Auger, JD 8300 Grain Drill, 3pt 5 Shank Sub-Soiler Spring Reset, Ford PTO Manure Spreader, Gleaner M Combine-Diesel Hydro Grain and Corn Head DISCBINE/HAYBINE AND BALERS: NH 461 9ft Haybine, Heston PT 7 Haybine, NH 469 Haybine, NI 5209 Discbine, NH 166 Inverter Hydraulic Drive, JD 327 Baler w/Thrower, NH 273 Baler, NH 850 Round Baler, NH 273 Baler, NH 850 Round Baler, NH 855 Round Baler, NH 316 Square Baler w/ ejector, NI 456 Round Baler, Case IH 3650 Round Baler RAKES/TEDDERS: NH 258 Hay Rake, Grimm Hay Tedder, Steel Wheel Side Delivery, Rake, JD 850 Hay Rake, Case Hay Rake, International 5 Bar Hay Rake, NH 55 Rake, JD 896A Rake, NH 144 Inverter, JD Hay Rake w/Dolley Wheel FARM TOOLS: Set of Track for LX 565 NH Skid Loader, JD 82 8 1/2ft Front Blade, Ford 7310 Quick Attach Loader w/ Bucket, Bale Spear for Skid Steer, 5’ Skid Steer Bucket (Brand New), 6’ Skid Steer Grapple Bucket (Brand New), Oliver 415 Sickle Mower, (3) House Screw Jacks, Industrial Air Compressor w/80gal Tank, Skid of Steel Fence Post Small Tool Boxes w/ Assorted Tools VEHICLES/OFF ROAD/LAWN MOWERS: Yamaha Moto 480 CC 4Wheeler, Yamaha Quad Runner 350 4x4 Big Bear, Kawasaki 220 - runs great, 1981 EZ Go Golf Cart, 2000 GMC Dually Flatbed Pick-up, 454 Gas Engine 4x4 Simplicity Front Cut Mower Hydro, Toro 10-32 Lawn Mower GUNS: Mossberg 12ga 835 Ulti-Mag Pump, Remington 870 Express Magnum 12ga Pump w/ Scope, Remington 7600 30-60 Semi Auto w/Scope TIRES: 18.4-34 Tires and Wheels, 28L26 Rice & Cain Tires on JD Rims, 20.8-38 Tires and Wheels, (3) 23.1-26 Rice & Cain Tires. Plus many other items too numerous to mention!! VERY LARGE AUCTION

2000/Sq.Ft Retail Space, Downtown Lapeer, Newly Remodeled in 2010, Heat Included, 2000 Useable Square Feet In Basement, Asking $8.00 Per Square Foot Per Year. Call 1877-655-2118. 840 Square Feet of Comm./Space Located At 10 E. Genesee Rd. Call For More Info 586-2168512 Retail/Office Space Available, Deerfield Township, call for more information: 810-358-0172 WORK FOR YOURSELF! Oil Change/ Auto Repair facility, turn-key operation. Available Immediately. 810-358-0172

641 Manufactured Homes Only $600 per month! 3 Bedroom/2 bath, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, FREE water, pets welcome, private driveways and more. Immediate occupancy located in Deerfield Pines. 810516-1428

695 Other Attica, 24 x 48 Building, Set up for Woodworking, with Built in Dust Collector, Insulated w/ Plumbing. $300/ Mo. + Utilities. 810358-1068. Call between 6-9p.

700 Employment

TERMS: Cash or Check with proper I.D. day of the sale. Nothing removed from the premises until settled for. Everything sold as-is-where-is with no warranties said or implied. Announcements on the day of the sale take precedence over printed material. Auctioneer and clerk act as sales agents only, assume no guaranteed or liabilities. NOT RESPONSIBLE for accidents on the property day of the sale. Lunch Wagon and Porta Jon available.

David Clark Auction Services Clifford, Michigan * Professional Auctioneers * & Liquidators

David’s Cell: 810-441-6191 • Randi’s Cell: 810-441-9715 FULL PAGE of PHOTOS available at www.davidclarkauction.com

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We are seeking a Clinical LPN to work part time at our North Branch HealthCare Clinic. Individual must possess Michigan licensure with one year LPN experience preferred. HealthCare office experience a plus. We offer excellent pay and benefits, including 401(k) and an exciting work environment. To join our great team of professionals, apply on line to: www.marletteregionalhospital.org.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Sales experience preferred, but will train the right person. Base plus commission.

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E xperienced designer of display and classified ads for fast paced weekly newspapers to work in our Lapeer Office. Must have Quark and Photoshop skills. Looking for efficient and creative designers willing to learn classified layout. Good work ethic with attention to details a must. Must be able to work flexible hours, part-time evenings. Fax, email or mail resume to attention Graphic Designer.

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Joseph L. Whitt and Suzanne M. Whitt 3714 Hannaman Road, Columbiaville, MI 48421- Lapeer County You are informed as follows: You have the right to request a meeting with DORT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. The contact person is GEORGE RASHID 810-244-6636. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan state housing development authority’s website, www.michigan.gov/mshda, or by calling the Michigan state housing development authority at 313-456-3540. If you request a meeting to attempt to work out a loan modification foreclosure proceedings will not commence until 90 days after the date of this letter. If you and the lender enter into a loan modification agreement the mortgage will not be foreclosed upon as long as you abide by the terms of the loan modification. You have the right to contact an attorney. The state bar of Michigan lawyer referral service phone number is 1-800-968-0738. Butler, Butler & Rowse-Oberle, P.L.L.C. Kenneth C. Butler II (P 28477) 24525 Harper St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 586-777-0770 DATED: 2/12/2012 (02-12)

MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE In the event this property is claimed as a principal residence exempt from tax under section 7cc of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL .7cc please contact our office at (248) 844-5123. This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by: Benjamin M. Horner, A Married Man and Jennie Horner, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for CitiMortgage, Inc. its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated May 18, 2007 and recorded May 25, 2007 in Liber 2262 Page 208 Lapeer County Records, Michigan Said mortgage was assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc, by assignment dated January 28, 2012 and subsequently recorded in Lapeer County Records on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Three Thousand Six Hundred Thirty-Five Dollars and Eighty-Two Cents ($123,635.82) including interest 2% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, Circuit Court of Lapeer County at 9:30AM on March 7, 2012 Said premises are situated in Township of Elba, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: A parcel of land commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southwest quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 5, Township 7 North, Range 9 East, thence North 40 rods; thence West 12 rods; thence South 40 rods; thence East 12 rods to the place of beginning. Commonly known as 5388 Davison Rd, Lapeer MI 48446 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later; or unless MCL 600.3240(17) applies. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, under MCL 600.3278, the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: 2/05/2012 CitiMortgage, Inc, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 11-54938 (02-05)(02-26) 11-1,13-1,15-1,17-1

MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by: Douglas Woodworth and Denise Woodworth, Husband and Wife to Ameriquest Mortgage Company, Mortgagee, dated October 24, 2003 and recorded November 7, 2003 in Liber 1824 Page 324 Lapeer County Records, Michigan Said mortgage was assigned by said mortgagee to: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., AssetBacked Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2003-13, by assignment dated January 3, 2012 and subsequently recorded in Lapeer County Records on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Nine Thousand Six Hundred Seventeen Dollars and Seventy-Two Cents ($129,617.72) including interest 6.99% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, Circuit Court of Lapeer County at 9:30AM on February 22, 2012 Said premises are situated in Township of Burnside, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing at a point 32 Rods and 21 Links North of the Southeast corner of Section 8, Town 9 North, Range 12 East and 45 feet West of the center of the highway; thence beginning North 9 Rods; thence West 8 Rods; thence South 9 Rods; thence East 8 Rods to the place of beginning. Commonly known as 6053 VanDyke, Brown City MI 48416 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later. Dated: 1/22/2012 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2003-13, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 11-53552 (01-22)(02-12) 7-1,9-1,11-1,13-1

MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by: Anthony L. Torretta and Danielle Torretta, husband and wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Advantage Mortgage Company of Michigan its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated January 3, 2005 and recorded January 21, 2005 in Liber 2001 Page 796 Lapeer County Records, Michigan Said mortgage was assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc, by assignment dated December 30, 2011 and recorded January 10, 2012 in Liber 2537, Page 815, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Fifty-One Thousand Sixty-Eight Dollars and Seventy-Two Cents ($251,068.72) including interest 5.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, Circuit Court of Lapeer County at 9:30AM on March 7, 2012 Said premises are situated in Township of Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Northeast one quarter of Section 36, Town 6 North, Range 12 East; Beginning at the East one quarter corner of Section 36, Town 6 North, Range 12 East; thence North 88 degrees, 53 mins, 22 secs West 813.43 feet along the East-West one quarter line of said section; thence North 00 degrees 1 min 49 secs East 538.29 feet; thence South 88 degrees 53 mins 22 secs East 813.42 feet to a point of the East line of said section; thence South 00 degrees 1 min 49 secs West 538.29 feet along said East line to the point of beginning. Commonly known as 8980 Marr, Almont MI 48003 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later; or unless MCL 600.3240(17) applies. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, under MCL 600.3278, the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: 2/05/2012 CitiMortgage, Inc, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 12-55104 (02-05)(02-26) 11-1,13-1,15-1,17-1

MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by MARK E. DEPPE and DEBRA J. DEPPE, BY MARK E. DEPPE, HER ATTORNEY IN FACT, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns,, Mortgagee, dated May 1, 2003, and recorded on May 27, 2003, in Liber 1718, on Page 0828, and assigned by said mortgagee to GMAC Mortgage, LLC SBM TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as assigned,Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Eighteen Thousand Eighty-Two Dollars and Ninety-Eight Cents ($218,082.98), including interest at 5.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o’clock, on February 29, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: COMMENCING AT THE EAST 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION 9, TOWN 6 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 17 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST 663.75 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 9; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 656.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 17 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST 332.03 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST 328.68 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREE 17 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST 331.78 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 328.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING A PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWN 6 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST. SUBJECT TO EASEMENT FOR PURPOSES OF INGRESS AND EGRESS ACROSS THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND. SAID EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS COMMENCING AT THE EAST 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION 9, TOWN 6 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST 663.75 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 9; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES ?? MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 656.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST 33.02 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 328.69 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREE 17 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST 33.02 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 328.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR PURPOSES OF INGRESS AND EGRESS TO AND FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND, SAID EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCING AT THE EAST 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION 9, TOWN 6 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST 630.73 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST 66.04 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 9, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 18 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 990.50 FEET; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT (LONG CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE = SOUTH 62 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST 26.83 FEET, RADIUS = 30.00 FEET DELTA = 53 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 48 SECONDS) AN ARC DISTANCE OF 27.82 FEET; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT (LONG CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE = NORTH 00 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 90.00 FEET RADIUS = 75.00 FEET, DELTA = 286 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 37 SECONDS) AN ARC DISTANCE OF 374.71 FEET; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT (LONG CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE = SOUTH 64 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 26.83 FEET, RADIUS = 30.00 FEET, DELTA = 53 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 48 SECONDS) AN ARC DISTANCE OF 27.82 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 992.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC SBM TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 GMAC.008904 (01-29)(02-19) 9-1,11-1,13-1,15-1

MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by MELISSA C. MCKAY, A SINGLE WOMAN, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated September 18, 2008, and recorded on October 10, 2008, in Liber 2353, on Page 455, and assigned by said mortgagee to GMAC Mortgage, LLC successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corporation, as assigned, Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Sixty-Four Thousand One Hundred Thirty-Three Dollars and Eighty-Two Cents ($164,133.82), including interest at 6.000% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o’clock, on February 29, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: LOT 26 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 27, MARY CARROLL SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 1, PAGE 87 OF PLATS, LAPEER COUNTY RECORDS. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corporation Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 GMAC.010266 (01-29)(02-19) 9-1,11-1,13-1,15-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by William Keith Pope, a married man and Marguerite Pope, his wife, tenants by the entirety, to Kenwood Mortgage, LLC, Mortgagee, dated November 22, 2006 and recorded November 29, 2006 in Liber 2220, Page 274, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Fifth Third Mortgage Company by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Three Hundred EightyThree Thousand Two Hundred FiftySeven and 20/100 Dollars ($383,257.20) including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on FEBRUARY 22, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Land in the Township of Lapeer, County of Michigan, described as: Lot 37, Tanglewood, part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 4, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, Lapeer Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Liber 6, Pages 15 and 16, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: January 22, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 200.8873 (01-22)(02-12) 7-1,9-1,11-1,13-1

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S ESTATE FILE NO. 11-036596-DE STATE OF MICHIGAN, PROBATE COURT, COUNTY OF LAPEER Estate of Beatrice Irene Kage; Date of birth: 4/1/1929 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Beatrice Irene Kage, who lived at 1840 Clark Road, Lapeer, Michigan died May 12, 2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to James A. Kage, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 255 Clay Street, Lapeer and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: 11-10-11 Julie A. Jacot, P57575, Attorney, 2503 S. Linden Road, Flint, Michigan 48532; (810)257-0470 James A. Kage, Personal representative, 2540 David Lane, Lapeer, Michigan 48446; (248)310-1915

CITY OF LAPEER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Please take notice that a public hearing has been scheduled before the City of Lapeer Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday February 27, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. in the Lapeer City Hall Commission Chambers, 576 Liberty Park, Lapeer, Michigan to consider a request from Ray C’s located at 1422 Imlay City Road, for a variance to Article 7.17.05 of the Zoning Ordinance, in order to erect a replacement ground sign that exceeds the size limitations of the of the Zoning Ordinance. The property is zoned I-1 Industrial and is legally described as: City of Lapeer Kingsbury’s Plat E 1/2 Lot 11, all Lot 12 & W 1/2 Lot 13 (L=1 P=90 Sec 4, T7N-R10E) The City of Lapeer will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the hearing, upon seven (7) days notice to the City of Lapeer. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Lapeer by writing or calling the following: City Manager’s Office, City of Lapeer, 576 Liberty Park, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 (810) 664-5231. All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing. Written comments will be received until 5:00 P.M. on Monday February 27, 2012 and should be addressed to: Lapeer City Hall Attn: Zoning Board of Appeals 576 Liberty Park Lapeer, Michigan

MORTGAGE SALE NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a mortgage made by JEFFREY L. MARTIN and DENISE L. MARTIN, husband and wife, 4429 FOX LAKE RD., GOODRICH, MI 48438, Mortgagor(s) to MEMBER FIRST MORTGAGE, LLC, 616 44TH STREET SE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49548, Mortgagee dated DECEMBER 22, 2008, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Lapeer County, and State of Michigan on JANUARY 7, 2009, in LIBER 2363 on PAGE 727 of Lapeer County Records on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, for principal and interest, the sum of ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE AND 51/100THS ($146,845.51) DOLLARS including interest calculated at the rate of (5.375%) percent per annum and attorney fees as provided for in said Mortgage, and no suit or proceedings at law or in equity have been instituted to recover the moneys secured by said Mortgage, or any part thereof; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statute of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on FEBRUARY 15, 2012, AT 9:30 A.M. local time, said Mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, in the Lapeer County Circuit Courthouse, County Complex Building, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446, (that being the building where the Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer is held), of the premises described in said mortgage, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the amount due, aforesaid, on said mortgage with interest thereon and all legal costs, charges and expenses, including the attorney fees allowed by law, and also any sum or sums which may be paid by the undersigned, necessary to protect its interest in the premises which said premises are described as follows: TOWNSHIP OF HADLEY, COUNTY OF LAPEER AND STATE OF MICHIGAN, to wit: PART OF LOT 178, GRAND VIEW SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 1, PAGE 4, OF PLATS, LAPEER COUNTY RECORDS, BEING PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWN 6 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, DESCRIBED AS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 34, THIS IS NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES EAST 773.41 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 34; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES EAST 100.00 FEET ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 34; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES EAST 233.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES WEST 100.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES WEST 233.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT, AS SET FORTH IN LIBER 741, PAGES 487 TO 494, LAPEER COUNTY RECORDS. More commonly known as: 4429 FOX LAKE ROAD, GOODRICH, MI 48438 During the Six (6) months immediately following the sale, the property may be redeemed, except that in the event that the property is determined to be abandoned pursuant to MCLA 600.3241 a, the property may be redeemed during the thirty (30) days immediately following the sale. KENNETH C. BUTLER II (P 28477) ATTORNEY FOR MORTGAGEE 24525 Harper Avenue St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 (586) 777-0770 Dated: 1-15-12 (01-15)(02-12) 5-1,7-1,9-1,11-1,13-1

MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by WALTER WRIGHT and BETTY WRIGHT F/K/A BETTY CREDIT, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated May 9, 2007, and recorded on May 29, 2007, in Liber 2262, on Page 523, and assigned by said mortgagee to Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company, as assigned,Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Seventy-Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Dollars and Thirty-One Cents ($78,790.31), including interest at 6.500% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o’clock, on February 29, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: THE WEST 25 FEET OF LOT 16 AND THE EAST 20 FEET OF LOT 15, BLOCK 7, JENNINGS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF LAPEER, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 9 OF DEEDS, PAGE 598, LAPEER COUNTY RECORDS. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 NAM.000448 (01-29)(02-19) 9-1,11-1,13-1,15-1 ut Drive, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

NOTICE TO BORROWER PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) THIS FIRM MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE A MILITARY SERVICEMEMBER ON ACTIVE DUTY NOW OR IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE. NOTICE is hereby provided to the Borrower(s) regarding the property located at 3200 North Summers Road, Imlay City, MI 48444. State law requires that you receive the following notice: You have the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. Pursuant to MCL 600.3205a(1)(c), Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC has designated the Loan Modification Department of Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 at (248) 883-0157 as its agent to serve as the contact under MCL sections 600.3205a-3205c and has the authority to make agreements for a loan modification pursuant to MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website at http://www.michigan.gov/mshda or by calling 1-800-A-SHELTER, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. If you request a meeting with the designated agent, foreclosure proceedings will not start until 90 days after the notice required by MCL 600.3205a was mailed to your last known address, subject to the provisions of MCL 600.3205b. If an agreement to modify the mortgage is reached and you abide by the terms of the agreement, the mortgage will not be foreclosed. You have the right to contact an attorney. If you do not have an attorney, the telephone number for the Michigan State Bar Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 9680738. Notice given by: Randall S. Miller Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-883-0157 (Loan Modification Dept.) loanmods@rsmalaw.com Case No. 12OMI00239-1 Dated: February 12, 2012 (02-12)

THIS FIRM MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE A MILITARY SERVICEMEMBER ON ACTIVE DUTY NOW OR IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE. NOTICE is hereby provided to the Borrower(s) regarding the property located at 5277 BRIDGES CV, METAMORA, MI 48455. State law requires that you receive the following notice: You have the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. Pursuant to MCL 600.3205a(1)(c), BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP has designated the Loan Modification Department of Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 at (248) 883-0157 as its agent to serve as the contact under MCL sections 600.3205a-3205c and has the authority to make agreements for a loan modification pursuant to MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website at http://www.michigan.gov/mshda or by calling 1-800-A-SHELTER, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. If you request a meeting with the designated agent, foreclosure proceedings will not start until 90 days after the notice required by MCL 600.3205a was mailed to your last known address, subject to the provisions of MCL 600.3205b. If an agreement to modify the mortgage is reached and you abide by the terms of the agreement, the mortgage will not be foreclosed. You have the right to contact an attorney. If you do not have an attorney, the telephone number for the Michigan State Bar Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. Notice given by: Randall S. Miller Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248883-0157 (Loan Modification Dept.) loanmods@rsmalaw.com Case No. 12MI00294-1 Dated: February 12, 2012 (02-12) NOTICE TO BORROWER PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) THIS FIRM MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE A MILITARY SERVICEMEMBER ON ACTIVE DUTY NOW OR IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE. NOTICE is hereby provided to the Borrower(s) regarding the property located at 788 Cherry Hill Court, Columbiaville, MI 48421. State law requires that you receive the following notice: You have the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. Pursuant to MCL 600.3205a(1)(c), Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC has designated the Loan Modification Department of Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 at (248) 883-0157 as its agent to serve as the contact under MCL sections 600.3205a-3205c and has the authority to make agreements for a loan modification pursuant to MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website at http://www.michigan.gov/mshda or by calling 1-800-A-SHELTER, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. If you request a meeting with the designated agent, foreclosure proceedings will not start until 90 days after the notice required by MCL 600.3205a was mailed to your last known address, subject to the provisions of MCL 600.3205b. If an agreement to modify the mortgage is reached and you abide by the terms of the agreement, the mortgage will not be foreclosed. You have the right to contact an attorney. If you do not have an attorney, the telephone number for the Michigan State Bar Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. Notice given by: Randall S. Miller Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248883-0157 (Loan Modification Dept.) loanmods@rsmalaw.com Case No. 12OMI00237-1 Dated: February 12, 2012 (02-12)


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